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(Detroit Free Press)   First it was Flu Klux Klan rallies at the Capitol, then the dams breaking in Midland, now a live Civil War cannonball found at a recycling center in West Michigan. Subby is going to hole up in Detroit for his own safety   (freep.com) divider line
    More: Scary, Police, Grand Rapids, Michigan, United States, Kent County, Michigan, Grand Rapids police officers, Kent County, Recycling, War  
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2020-05-22 4:28:59 PM  
23 votes:

Skeleton Man: I had absolutely no idea that anyone ever made explosive cannon balls.


They're the ones with fuses sticking out, duh.

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2020-05-22 3:13:58 PM  
19 votes:
hole up in Detroit for his own safety

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2020-05-22 5:31:51 PM  
16 votes:

BigNumber12: rebelyell2006: Skeleton Man: I had absolutely no idea that anyone ever made explosive cannon balls.

I think your mind would be completely blown if you ever picked up a history book on Civil War artillery.

A "cannonball" is solid shot without an explosive charge.

This item would be called "spherical case," a type of shell.


Do they store them in a clip?
 
2020-05-22 4:29:45 PM  
15 votes:
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2020-05-22 5:11:22 PM  
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2020-05-22 4:27:05 PM  
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2020-05-22 4:44:01 PM  
8 votes:

iamskibibitz: The thing has had 160 years to detonate. Probably ain't gonna happen now.


Ok, YOU go out and start juggling with a few. You (or your next of kin) let me know how it goes.
 
2020-05-22 4:41:04 PM  
7 votes:

emersonbiggins: Skeleton Man: I had absolutely no idea that anyone ever made explosive cannon balls.

They're the ones with fuses sticking out, duh.

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But without "bomb" written on the side, because if it did it would be a bomb.
 
2020-05-22 4:40:05 PM  
7 votes:
It's probably an Amway product,
 
2020-05-22 4:29:31 PM  
7 votes:
A live cannonball? As opposed to a dead one?
 
2020-05-22 6:20:28 PM  
6 votes:

Skeleton Man: I had absolutely no idea that anyone ever made explosive cannon balls.


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2020-05-22 5:39:56 PM  
5 votes:

eswan: BigNumber12: rebelyell2006: Skeleton Man: I had absolutely no idea that anyone ever made explosive cannon balls.

I think your mind would be completely blown if you ever picked up a history book on Civil War artillery.

A "cannonball" is solid shot without an explosive charge.

This item would be called "spherical case," a type of shell.

Do they store them in a clip?


It's called a magazine, you monster!

Also, 'smarted' because I assume that was intentional.
 
2020-05-22 4:30:31 PM  
4 votes:
How's the statue coming along?
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2020-05-22 8:16:14 PM  
3 votes:
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Chain shot. And if you survive, you can put them on your truck.
 
2020-05-22 8:08:18 PM  
3 votes:

cwheelie: Canada, and some great strip clubs, are right across the river


Canada's closed. Beaver out front should have told you.
 
2020-05-22 6:13:03 PM  
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2020-05-22 5:56:05 PM  
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2020-05-22 5:06:44 PM  
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2020-05-22 4:39:46 PM  
2 votes:
Nice to hear Kim Deal hasn't succumbed to her nasty old habits...

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2020-05-22 4:29:37 PM  
2 votes:

Skeleton Man: I had absolutely no idea that anyone ever made explosive cannon balls.


I think your mind would be completely blown if you ever picked up a history book on Civil War artillery.
 
2020-05-23 3:51:58 AM  
1 vote:

billstewart: (To those pedants saying they're not cannonballs, if they're big and spherical and get shot out of cannon-like-things, they're cannonballs to the ordinary human, whether or not they've got a charge and a fuse.)


And we are just trying to enlighten those ordinary humans who are ignorant of the difference between a cannonball and a shell. Does not mean we are being pedants. It means we are being educators.

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2020-05-22 6:17:22 PM  
1 vote:
Subby holed up in Detroit:

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2020-05-22 4:55:15 PM  
1 vote:

rebelyell2006: BigNumber12: rebelyell2006: Skeleton Man: I had absolutely no idea that anyone ever made explosive cannon balls.

I think your mind would be completely blown if you ever picked up a history book on Civil War artillery.

A "cannonball" is solid shot without an explosive charge.

This item would be called "spherical case," a type of shell.

Precisely, but people not knowing any better about older smoothbore artillery would not tell the difference between solid shot and case shot.


Where's Ditty when we need him?
 
2020-05-22 4:42:51 PM  
1 vote:
Subby can crash at my place, but not through the front door, please'
 
2020-05-22 4:36:07 PM  
1 vote:
If you have to "hole up" in Detroit you have greater problems than a civil war cannonball.
 
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