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(CBS Chicago)   Old & busted: Old man yelling at cloud. New: Old man shooting icicles off his house with handgun   (chicago.cbslocal.com) divider line 67
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2014-01-15 01:47:44 PM  
Yeah, it's not the smartest way of dealing with your icicle problem, but it's the smartest thing this guy will ever do with a gun, and it's comfortably above the median level of intelligence and good judgment displayed when firing a gun in a private residence, so credit where it's due.
 
2014-01-15 01:49:26 PM  
I can't prove that he called the cops "whippersnappers" but that's they way I like to think it went down.
 
2014-01-15 01:59:28 PM  
I had a old timer neighbor that used his shotgun to harvest mistletoe from the tops of oak trees.
/There was usually beer involved
 
2014-01-15 02:25:02 PM  

GBB: Someone tell this dinky broad to get her booger picker off the boom switch.


Telling Sen. Feinstein to exercise more gun control?  That's insanity!  :D
 
2014-01-15 02:28:41 PM  

GBB: Someone tell this dinky broad to get her booger picker off the boom switch.


That went though my head too. Doing that'll send you back to classroom on our range (pasture).
 
2014-01-15 02:29:16 PM  

stevarooni: GBB: Someone tell this dinky broad to get her booger picker off the boom switch.

Telling Sen. Feinstein to exercise more gun control?  That's insanity!  :D


shiat I thought that was Thatcher.
 
2014-01-15 03:30:45 PM  
handgun?  hell, everybody knows you use a shotgun for that.  sheesh, stupid old fark.

/what was I talking about again?  Farting?  Ok.  Oops.  Tried too hard.
 
2014-01-15 03:35:47 PM  

brantgoose: Over kill, dude. Use a BB gun.

Less likely to kill somebody or do serious damage to life, limb, or property.

Shooting icicles does sound sort of fun.

But use a BB gun.


When I was eight I bounced a BB off a hell of a icicle at my grandpa's farm and nailed myself in the forehead.

/ I was not longest thinking child
// Clever, but unable to see the logical consequences
/// Luckily my Grandparents retired before I could really hurt myself out there (see playing in Grain Bin)
 
2014-01-15 04:01:15 PM  
Caution: Do not shoot your test icicles.
 
2014-01-15 04:27:36 PM  
Was it black ice? I heard that kind is especially dangerous.
 
2014-01-15 04:50:11 PM  

Campanula: You know, sometimes the redneck methods are best. During a bad ice storm (2008 or 2009, can't remember), my parents had several ice-laden trees with limbs threatening to snap and land on their power line. Since a break in that line likely would've taken days to fix (the power company was swamped at the time), my dad used bird shot to break up the limbs in question, resulting in a shower of frozen bits instead of one big power-killing branch.

...yes, this happened in Kentucky. How did you guess?


Kentucky has it's share of those who don't think things out too well.  I has a relative who attempted to burn out a huge nest of bagworms  (yes, just like those in your shrubbery).
It did not go well.  The entire tree burned for two hours and attacted at least four evangelists. And they were harder to get rid of than the bagworms.
 
2014-01-15 05:07:35 PM  

Treetop1000: Campanula: You know, sometimes the redneck methods are best. During a bad ice storm (2008 or 2009, can't remember), my parents had several ice-laden trees with limbs threatening to snap and land on their power line. Since a break in that line likely would've taken days to fix (the power company was swamped at the time), my dad used bird shot to break up the limbs in question, resulting in a shower of frozen bits instead of one big power-killing branch.

...yes, this happened in Kentucky. How did you guess?

Kentucky has it's share of those who don't think things out too well.  I has a relative who attempted to burn out a huge nest of bagworms  (yes, just like those in your shrubbery).
It did not go well.  The entire tree burned for two hours and attacted at least four evangelists. And they were harder to get rid of than the bagworms.


"Bagworm and the Evangelists" is the name of my Hootie and the Blowfish cover band.
 
2014-01-15 06:10:26 PM  

Sybarite: Did the icicles appear threatening?


I guess you didn't know people are killed every year by icicles.  He was acting in self defense.
 
2014-01-15 06:26:54 PM  

Treetop1000: Campanula: You know, sometimes the redneck methods are best. During a bad ice storm (2008 or 2009, can't remember), my parents had several ice-laden trees with limbs threatening to snap and land on their power line. Since a break in that line likely would've taken days to fix (the power company was swamped at the time), my dad used bird shot to break up the limbs in question, resulting in a shower of frozen bits instead of one big power-killing branch.

...yes, this happened in Kentucky. How did you guess?

Kentucky has it's share of those who don't think things out too well.  I has a relative who attempted to burn out a huge nest of bagworms  (yes, just like those in your shrubbery).
It did not go well.  The entire tree burned for two hours and attacted at least four evangelists. And they were harder to get rid of than the bagworms.


At first I read that as "attacked" evangelists, and was failing to see the problem. Attracting them, however, is an entirely different and much worse thing.
 
2014-01-15 07:07:59 PM  
As someone who almost lost an eye due to an interaction with an icicle in my youth, I approve of this man's choice of remediation tool.

/I was 8
//Another half-inch and I'd be a pirate
///CSB
 
2014-01-15 09:51:55 PM  

GBB: Farker Soze: vpb: oldfarthenry: Yup - I larfed at this. I want to meet this guy (over Skype so he won't shoot me).

Senile dementia and bullets are an interesting combination.

True this

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Any of you farking pricks move, and I'll execute every motherfarking last one of you!

Someone tell this dinky broad to get her booger picker off the boom switch.


No kidding. My brain is SCREAMING "TRIGGGEERR DISCIPLIINNNNUUUUHHH!!"
 
2014-01-16 12:34:56 AM  

DrewCurtisJr: Was it black ice? I heard that kind is especially dangerous.


Way late, but--Nice. Very nice.
 
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