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(BBC)   Perhaps it was the fireworks. Perhaps it was the booze. Possibly a combination of the two that made Patrick "Wild" Cunningham fire his newly invented torpedo down the High Street   (bbc.co.uk) divider line 22
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2014-05-17 04:42:15 AM
Interesting looking torpedo. Was it rocket propelled or something? And rifled?
 
2014-05-17 04:57:16 AM
According to this 1893 newspaper article, yes and yes. It was powered by a rocket, and the spiral wanes seems to be intended to act as a propeller... It was lacking a depth keeping device (a la the Whitehead's "secret"), something which caused it to first hit the bottom, then leap out of the water.
 
2014-05-17 04:58:06 AM
Does anybody smell that?

What kind of torpedo can fly like a cruise missile?
 
2014-05-17 05:00:17 AM
Oh, well, never mind. Thanks WegianWarrior :)
 
2014-05-17 05:00:18 AM
A true bro. Sometimes you have to fire the torpedo.
 
2014-05-17 06:19:44 AM
I'm pretty sure that headline is NSFW.
 
2014-05-17 06:27:39 AM
Two threads in a row where the first thing I thought of was this movie:

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2014-05-17 07:53:56 AM
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Oooh...Mein schlechtes!
 
2014-05-17 08:13:40 AM
Real Men of Genius...
 
2014-05-17 08:15:55 AM
" Fire two ! "
 
2014-05-17 08:16:28 AM
I like the sound of this guy. The world needs more people who will get drunk and test live ordnance in town centres.
 
2014-05-17 08:24:58 AM

Slaxl: I like the sound of this guy. The world needs more people who will get drunk and test live ordnance in town centres.


I disagree, the Tea party is already too big.
 
2014-05-17 08:31:38 AM

"Crowds crammed the streets. The buildings were festooned with thousands of flags. There were bands and parades and tub-thumping speeches"


Our candidate got knocked down, but he got up again. You're never gonna keep him down!


/Pissing the day away, pissing the day away...

 
2014-05-17 08:39:48 AM
♪ Could've been the whiskey... It might have been the gin... Could've been the three or four six packs, I don't know... ♪

/headline made me think of the song
//cool torpedo ;p
 
2014-05-17 09:07:00 AM
I've heard of torpedoing one's reputation but that's going for extra credit
 
2014-05-17 10:35:28 AM
I know of a few places in New Bedford today that could probably use a good torpedoing.
 
2014-05-17 12:17:25 PM
I invented a torpedo this morning.  Then I fired it!


/sadly, it 'sank'
 
2014-05-17 12:37:13 PM

Evil Mackerel: Slaxl: I like the sound of this guy. The world needs more people who will get drunk and test live ordnance in town centres.

I disagree, the Tea party is already too big.


You surely jest. What you don't want are Radical Amish Charismatic Feminists with ordnance and elections in the city squares ..
 
2014-05-17 12:53:44 PM
I want one.
 
2014-05-17 02:16:09 PM
You just know he had a huge maniacal grin on his face right before it went completely tits up
 
2014-05-17 02:25:37 PM
Strangely enough, this sprang to mind:

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2014-05-17 08:06:57 PM

Apos: Strangely enough, this sprang to mind:


We need a real life whacky inventor who comes up with spray on shoes, flying rats, talking monkeys, and food that falls from the sky.

It would make life interesting.
 
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