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2014-07-16 12:24:25 AM  
When the arrow hit the man's laptop, the attacker ran at the 56-year-old, striking him in the head with an axe.

Now there's a sentence you don't read every day. I blame GRRM.
 
2014-07-16 01:51:57 AM  
Well, he did say he was gonna get medival on his ass..


oddmanout215.files.wordpress.com
 
2014-07-16 03:42:37 AM  
the fu*k?
 
2014-07-16 03:42:46 AM  
He used to be a gamer like me...

Also, from TFAPolice say the 56-year-old victim was carrying a laptop on his driveway in Somersby when a man shot a loaded crossbow at him.

What did he use to shoot the loaded crossbow at the victim? A bigger crossbow? A regular bow? A catapult? A rocket powered crossbow launcher?

I guess the man was lucky only the bolt struck is laptop while the rest of the crossbow apparently missed. :-/
 
2014-07-16 03:47:44 AM  
Hot dang. An axe to the head, huh?
 
2014-07-16 03:49:48 AM  
Well, he did say he had a splitting headache.
 
2014-07-16 03:58:30 AM  
The hostile takeover bid was unsuccessful. He should have axed first instead of bolting.

 No. This is not funny.
It's stupid and sick. Thank goodness the assailant had no access to firearms.
 
2014-07-16 03:59:49 AM  
I guess it would have been too much trouble for someone to ask, "Why would he attack you?"  Because it seems unlikely that a guy's going to load up his crossbow, grab an ax, and go attack some random stranger.  If there was ever a time for the phrase "there must be more to this story", this is it.
 
2014-07-16 04:04:34 AM  

jtown: I guess it would have been too much trouble for someone to ask, "Why would he attack you?"  Because it seems unlikely that a guy's going to load up his crossbow, grab an ax, and go attack some random stranger.  If there was ever a time for the phrase "there must be more to this story", this is it.


No, there doesn't have to be more.
 
2014-07-16 04:04:54 AM  
In Canada, that only happens at the library.
 
2014-07-16 04:07:04 AM  
Ok, seriously...

Those Capital One guys are getting a little carried away.
 
2014-07-16 04:07:30 AM  
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/Probably where he was aiming for.
 
2014-07-16 04:09:53 AM  
That's not the ax wound he was looking for...
 
2014-07-16 04:25:25 AM  

quatchi: When the arrow hit the man's laptop, the attacker ran at the 56-year-old, striking him in the head with an axe.

Now there's a sentence you don't read every day. I blame GRRM.


My love for you is ticking clock BERSERKER! Would you like to suck my cock BERSERKER!
 
2014-07-16 04:27:49 AM  
At least he respected our gun laws.
 
2014-07-16 04:34:39 AM  

gggoddammitt: quatchi: When the arrow hit the man's laptop, the attacker ran at the 56-year-old, striking him in the head with an axe.

Now there's a sentence you don't read every day. I blame GRRM.

My love for you is ticking clock BERSERKER! Would you like to suck my cock BERSERKER!


No, but I would like to smoke some pot.
 
2014-07-16 04:46:27 AM  
The guy sounds like a hack.
 
2014-07-16 04:50:44 AM  

quatchi: gggoddammitt: quatchi: When the arrow hit the man's laptop, the attacker ran at the 56-year-old, striking him in the head with an axe.

Now there's a sentence you don't read every day. I blame GRRM.

My love for you is ticking clock BERSERKER! Would you like to suck my cock BERSERKER!

No, but I would like to smoke some pot.


Just got some really good Ogre today from the dispensary.  I can't share with you, but if you bring your own, I'd love to smoke with you.  Of course, if I turn my back and suddenly you have a joint, who am I to question from whence it came?
 
2014-07-16 05:01:08 AM  

Mitochondrial Eve: At least he respected our gun laws.


I just figured he was a crossbow-assaulting axe-wielding knife-carrying arsehole. But I didn't stop to consider he was a gun-law-respecting crossbow-assaulting axe-wielding knife-carrying arsehole.
 
2014-07-16 05:27:05 AM  

mamoru: He used to be a gamer like me...

Also, from TFA:  Police say the 56-year-old victim was carrying a laptop on his driveway in Somersby when a man shot a loaded crossbow at him.

What did he use to shoot the loaded crossbow at the victim? A bigger crossbow? A regular bow? A catapult? A rocket powered crossbow launcher?

I guess the man was lucky only the bolt struck is laptop while the rest of the crossbow apparently missed. :-/



shoot
verb (used with object),shot,shoot·ing.
3.
to send forth or discharge (a missile) from a  weapon: to shoot a bullet.
4.to discharge (a weapon):to shoot a gun.

You can use either the propelling device or the propellant as the object, genius.
 
2014-07-16 05:33:22 AM  
666 clicks, it's the article of the beast
 
2014-07-16 05:34:18 AM  
Now that I'm in the comments it shows less. odd
 
2014-07-16 06:05:13 AM  
Still on the loose, the gang from 'Cobra':

www.i-mockery.com
 
2014-07-16 06:33:41 AM  

jtown: I guess it would have been too much trouble for someone to ask, "Why would he attack you?"  Because it seems unlikely that a guy's going to load up his crossbow, grab an ax, and go attack some random stranger.  If there was ever a time for the phrase "there must be more to this story", this is it.


Ex Husband meet New Husband

or Texan meet Bogan..

either way....http://www.abc.net.au/news/2014-07-16/man-accused-of-crossbow- attack-o n-ex-wifes-husband/5602004
 
2014-07-16 07:01:28 AM  
lh3.ggpht.com

I can't help but feel you're having a laugh at my expense.
 
2014-07-16 07:28:04 AM  

gggoddammitt: quatchi: When the arrow hit the man's laptop, the attacker ran at the 56-year-old, striking him in the head with an axe.

Now there's a sentence you don't read every day. I blame GRRM.

My love for you is ticking clock BERSERKER! Would you like to suck my cock BERSERKER!


My love for you is like a truck, Berserker.
Would you like some making fark, Berserker.
 
2014-07-16 07:33:03 AM  

demaL-demaL-yeH: The hostile takeover bid was unsuccessful. He should have axed first instead of bolting.

 No. This is not funny.
It's stupid and sick. Thank goodness the assailant had no access to firearms.


A crossbow IS a firearm.


 demaL demaL yeH: jtown: I guess it would have been too much trouble for someone to ask, "Why would he attack you?"  Because it seems unlikely that a guy's going to load up his crossbow, grab an ax, and go attack some random stranger.  If there was ever a time for the phrase "there must be more to this story", this is it.

No, there doesn't have to be more. [Link]

But there was more in the story you linked -- The guy was after the other man's wife.
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2014-07-16 08:07:14 AM  
It was probably gang related
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2014-07-16 08:29:33 AM  

mamoru: He used to be a gamer like me...

Also, from TFA:  Police say the 56-year-old victim was carrying a laptop on his driveway in Somersby when a man shot a loaded crossbow at him.

What did he use to shoot the loaded crossbow at the victim? A bigger crossbow? A regular bow? A catapult? A rocket powered crossbow launcher?

I guess the man was lucky only the bolt struck is laptop while the rest of the crossbow apparently missed. :-/


Only because he couldn't get his rocket propelled chainsaw gassed up in time.
 
2014-07-16 08:47:24 AM  
We need to ban all crossbows. And axes. And pieces of wire. This way we will all be safe.
 
2014-07-16 08:58:18 AM  
A friend of mine who works for a broadcast news organization once told me a story about how one of their
reporters was involved in a firefight during the Iraq war.  The reporter was in an armoured Mercedes at
the time and was fine, but their equipment was in the unarmoured trunk, and their laptop (a Panasonic
Toughbook) took a round right in the battery, which shattered the LCD screen and keyboard.

When the stuff came back to their office, just for the hell of it he hooked up an external monitor, keyboard
and power supply, and it fired right up and worked.  The CEO of the company kept it on promient display
in his office for the rest of his tenure, and kept it as a memento when he left the company a couple of
years later.

This reminded me of that story.
 
2014-07-16 09:23:45 AM  

Mirandized: A crossbow IS a firearm.


No, it's not.
 
2014-07-16 09:50:14 AM  

Boojum2k: Mirandized: A crossbow IS a firearm.

No, it's not.


What if the bolt is on fire?
 
2014-07-16 10:24:07 AM  
lack of warmth - What if the bolt is on fire?

I think referring to something as a 'firearm' is in reference to the propellant...

Having said that, I cannot argue with your statement.

/of course, once the flames crawl up the stock onto his arm, he would really have had a firearm...
//rimshot... I said rimSHOT...
///come on people, get your mind out of the gutter... or in this case, the oil pot...
 
2014-07-16 10:48:21 AM  

MythDragon: It was probably gang related
[1.bp.blogspot.com image 480x321]


I have got to master the Kung Fu Hustle.

Now, on to important matters .. crossbow bolt? No .308 or .45 available?
 
2014-07-16 11:17:09 AM  

Boojum2k: Mirandized: A crossbow IS a firearm.

No, it's not.


Yes, it is. It fires arrows. It doesn't have to be gunpowder powered to be a firearm.
 
2014-07-16 11:39:00 AM  

Mirandized: Boojum2k: Mirandized: A crossbow IS a firearm.

No, it's not.

Yes, it is. It fires arrows. It doesn't have to be gunpowder powered to be a firearm.


A firearm uses a chemical explosive propellant to accelerate a projectile. That's the reason guns are called "fire" arms.
 
2014-07-16 12:09:05 PM  

FatherChaos: [lh3.ggpht.com image 320x480]

I can't help but feel you're having a laugh at my expense.


Only if you installed the "DawnGuard" DLC to get the crossbows.
 
2014-07-16 12:12:41 PM  

ObscureNameHere: FatherChaos: [lh3.ggpht.com image 320x480]

I can't help but feel you're having a laugh at my expense.

Only if you installed the "DawnGuard" DLC to get the crossbows.


Why wouldn't you? Dawnguard is awesome.
 
2014-07-16 12:53:27 PM  

Boojum2k: Mirandized: Boojum2k: Mirandized: A crossbow IS a firearm.

No, it's not.

Yes, it is. It fires arrows. It doesn't have to be gunpowder powered to be a firearm.

A firearm uses a chemical explosive propellant to accelerate a projectile. That's the reason guns are called "fire" arms.


Thanks for your persistence. I stand corrected.
 
2014-07-16 01:23:29 PM  

Mirandized: Boojum2k: Mirandized: Boojum2k: Mirandized: A crossbow IS a firearm.

No, it's not.

Yes, it is. It fires arrows. It doesn't have to be gunpowder powered to be a firearm.

A firearm uses a chemical explosive propellant to accelerate a projectile. That's the reason guns are called "fire" arms.

Thanks for your persistence. I stand corrected.


In fairness to you, in some jurisdictions crossbows are considered equivalent to firearms for legal purposes.
 
2014-07-17 02:50:12 PM  
How's the laptop, and was it able to identify its attacker?
 
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