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(Politico)   When you 'go off the grid' you don't tell people "I'm going off the grid', you just 'go off the grid'. Unless of course you're trying to pump up your tinfoil hat teevee show ratings, then it's okay   (politico.com) divider line 98
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2014-02-05 11:50:21 AM
Ole Painless is losing it.
 
2014-02-05 11:56:35 AM
Nobody gives a shiat where you are.
 
2014-02-05 12:06:07 PM
Even in these idiotic "off the grid" reality shows they're always waiting for some helicopter or train to drop off their supplies. How is that "going of the grid?"

You're just living in the middle of nowhere and waiting on people to bring you sh*t. You're not "living off the grid."
 
2014-02-05 12:19:33 PM

James!: Nobody gives a shiat where you are.


Maybe that's how he planned it all along...
 
2014-02-05 12:21:34 PM

sigdiamond2000: Even in these idiotic "off the grid" reality shows they're always waiting for some helicopter or train to drop off their supplies. How is that "going of the grid?"

You're just living in the middle of nowhere and waiting on people to bring you sh*t. You're not "living off the grid."


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2014-02-05 01:04:29 PM
DNRTFA yet, but I know Jessie.

he was my friend

/and I am no Jessie
so I  have that goin' for me
which is nice
 
2014-02-05 01:05:00 PM
I have a lot of friends who live off the grid. I see them sometimes but once a year.
Like at the 4th of july parade.
Or the big town dance.
 
2014-02-05 01:06:50 PM
Oh nos!

Off his meds again, and BTW "on the staelite" is really kinda, what, smack dab in da middle of da grid, eh?
 
2014-02-05 01:08:32 PM

vudukungfu: I have a lot of friends who live off the grid. I see them sometimes but once a year.
Like at the 4th of july parade.
Or the big town dance.


Or when the Wells Fargo wagon comes to town.
 
2014-02-05 01:09:27 PM

James!: Nobody gives a shiat where you are.


Yea, go read about Paul Ryan, no surprises/amusement at all.
 
2014-02-05 01:11:11 PM
Worst Where's Waldo ever.
 
2014-02-05 01:29:45 PM
Is this a story about Gary?
 
2014-02-05 01:39:22 PM
Why's he hiding from drones?  He aint got time to bleed.
 
2014-02-05 01:41:53 PM
Because we all know that drones are blocked by national boundaries like they're force fields.
 
2014-02-05 01:43:51 PM
"I'm not only creating jobs, putting Mexicans to work, I'm stopping them from running across the border now and taking our jobs"

HAHAHAHA I'm surprised major corporations never used this argument for why they ship jobs overseas.
I guess it's even too stupid for them.
 
2014-02-05 01:44:09 PM
Rule #1 of living out of sight of society:  DON'T STAND OUT! This means don't announce your shiat, don't advertise your plans, and don't behave any differently on the surface.

The only way people notice you and give a shiat is when you act like an attention whore.

Crazy evil gun hoarder? No one cares until you shoot up a school.

In short: Don't be a dick and make people pay attention.
 
2014-02-05 01:44:55 PM

Begoggle: "I'm not only creating jobs, putting Mexicans to work, I'm stopping them from running across the border now and taking our jobs"

HAHAHAHA I'm surprised major corporations never used this argument for why they ship jobs overseas.
I guess it's even too stupid for them.


"We're employing them there so we don't have to employ them here."

And all this time I thought he disliked Bush.
 
2014-02-05 01:45:07 PM
If I was afraid of drones I sure as hell wouldn't surround myself with brown people.
 
2014-02-05 01:46:31 PM
tetoros-lair.com

Should have left him in the stocks.
 
2014-02-05 01:46:35 PM
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2014-02-05 01:47:10 PM
One family "off the grid" might survive until supplies run out, but it's not enough people to remain off the grid.

Small villages tended towards 100-150 people. This gave enough diversified labor to develop talents in baking, butchering, and candle stick making. The specialization of skills in a society improved life for all involved. Even if he tried to learn all the skills he'd still have to do all of them all the time.

Simply put, self sufficiency is a poverty trap or a lie.
 
2014-02-05 01:47:18 PM
Maybe he meant "off the GIRD" because he asked his healthcare provider if Prilosec was right for him.
 
2014-02-05 01:49:54 PM
I have friends who got in trouble for going "off the grid". The only reason they did it was to avoid spending $180k to run electricity to their property. Apparently the rules for the property dictated power to be run to the property. They got sued for about $50k from the original owner. He really just wanted them to incur the costs he could sell the other properties the electric would need to be run through to getto their property for a premium. Still they signed the documents so they were responsible. Now they need to spend $230k for electric and fines.

TL/DR: Read the fine print on the property you by before going off-grid.
 
2014-02-05 01:50:08 PM
I go off the grid whenever I misplace my cell phone.
 
2014-02-05 01:50:36 PM

wildcardjack: One family "off the grid" might survive until supplies run out, but it's not enough people to remain off the grid.

Small villages tended towards 100-150 people. This gave enough diversified labor to develop talents in baking, butchering, and candle stick making. The specialization of skills in a society improved life for all involved. Even if he tried to learn all the skills he'd still have to do all of them all the time.

Simply put, self sufficiency is a poverty trap or a lie.


You mean, it takes a village?
 
2014-02-05 01:51:15 PM

Carn: Why's he hiding from drones?  He aint got time to bleed.


Snipers!
Drones is the new snipers.
 
2014-02-05 01:51:15 PM
This "off the grid" place sounds pretty cool.  Do they have Wi-Fi there?
 
2014-02-05 01:51:29 PM
I left the grid long ago.

Now I'm on the cloud.
 
2014-02-05 01:51:48 PM
I think Les Stroud still has a place that he can sell him.

/Unless he lost it in the divorce.
 
2014-02-05 01:52:06 PM

rumpelstiltskin: If I was afraid of drones I sure as hell wouldn't surround myself with brown people.


Like any nut job, he's surrounding himself with people who will smile and look like they believe what he is saying.  Not understanding the language he is using helps.

A coworker turned on me after I told how full of crap Jesse really is.  The guy hung on every word that fell out Jesse's mouth.
 
2014-02-05 01:52:52 PM

Carn: Why's he hiding from drones?  He aint got time to bleed.


Dude, don't you get it?  He KNOWS to much about how the "system" works.  He could take the whole thing down single-handedly!  All the power brokers invested in it can not allow this to happen.

\Keep running Jessie
\\Don't forget to put mud all over yourself
\\\Keeps the IR heat sensors from tracking you
 
2014-02-05 01:53:32 PM

hailin: I have friends who got in trouble for going "off the grid". The only reason they did it was to avoid spending $180k to run electricity to their property. Apparently the rules for the property dictated power to be run to the property. They got sued for about $50k from the original owner. He really just wanted them to incur the costs he could sell the other properties the electric would need to be run through to getto their property for a premium. Still they signed the documents so they were responsible. Now they need to spend $230k for electric and fines.

TL/DR: Read the fine print on the property you by before going off-grid.


ALL and I do mean ALL of the world is on somebody's grid.
A far more pressing problem for society than CO2.
 
2014-02-05 01:53:54 PM
Same goes for anything.

"I'm going to start exercising"
"I'm going to eat better food"
"I'm going to quit smoking/drinking/smack"

Show us, don't tell us.
 
2014-02-05 01:54:38 PM
No drones in Mexico? A high tech, computer controlled vehicle, or a busted-ass, Nova, packing an instamatic? Sure, after they snap the photos, get them developed at "El-walmarto" or a gas station.

Trying to bring attention to yourself doesn't warrant people caring.
 
2014-02-05 01:55:08 PM
The man likes feather boa's. Won't be hard to find him.
 
2014-02-05 01:55:25 PM
Say what you will about the guy

I'll take a gallon of Ventura's crazy over a teaspoon of inside-the-belt 'sanity' any day of the week.
 
2014-02-05 01:56:06 PM

studebaker hoch: Same goes for anything.

"I'm going to start exercising"
"I'm going to eat better food"
"I'm going to quit smoking/drinking/smack"

Show us, don't tell us.


You've figured out the score
 
2014-02-05 01:56:16 PM

pizen: Or when the Wells Fargo wagon comes to town.


They come down off the mountain to trade their honey or what not for what they need.
Damned good honey.
 
2014-02-05 01:59:20 PM
First rule of Hide Club is don't call national media to announce membership in Hide Club.
 
2014-02-05 01:59:23 PM
Hogan, Flair, Ventura...can't these old wrestlers sports entertainers just fade into obscurity like Chyna?
 
2014-02-05 01:59:55 PM
He's using a satellite phone and broadcasting his show. They could find him fairly easily.

Just remember how they found Pablo Escobar back in the 90s.
 
2014-02-05 02:03:18 PM

Evil Mackerel: I think Les Stroud still has a place that he can sell him.

/Unless he lost it in the divorce.


I've seen all his shows, but do you find the new ones sort of contrived and boring?
 
2014-02-05 02:04:57 PM
The first rule of 'Off-The-Grid Club'...
 
2014-02-05 02:05:31 PM

James!: Nobody gives a shiat where you are.


to be fair i give a shiat that he isn't next door to me, or my Gov.  but other than that...
 
2014-02-05 02:06:37 PM

studebaker hoch: Same goes for anything.

"I'm going to start exercising"
"I'm going to eat better food"
"I'm going to quit smoking/drinking/smack"

Show us, don't tell us.


You forgot one
"I'm going to quit Fark."
 
2014-02-05 02:07:03 PM

Nadie_AZ: He's using a satellite phone and broadcasting his show. They could find him fairly easily.

Just remember how they found Pablo Escobar back in the 90s.


If you're using a sat phone you're still "on the grid." He's only "off the grid" in a playacting sense.
 
2014-02-05 02:08:27 PM
Tin foil shortage coming, pass it on.
 
2014-02-05 02:08:45 PM
We're a couple more minority/female Presidents away from some fruit building Rapture.
 
2014-02-05 02:09:51 PM

sigdiamond2000: Even in these idiotic "off the grid" reality shows they're always waiting for some helicopter or train to drop off their supplies. How is that "going of the grid?"

You're just living in the middle of nowhere and waiting on people to bring you sh*t. You're not "living off the grid."


Tell that to Dick Proennoke. If anyone qualifies as "living off the grid" it's him.
 
2014-02-05 02:10:25 PM

Nadie_AZ: He's using a satellite phone and broadcasting his show. They could find him fairly easily.

Just remember how they found Pablo Escobar back in the 90s.


This.  Off the grid, my  ass. Cheap publicity stunt for a former Governor to use, sort of like pro wrestlers.

/Oh, wait...
 
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