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2021-12-04 9:28:38 PM  
No idea why Fark limited the link to this shiatty story, but here's the full link:

https://melmagazine.com/en-us/story/unabomber-suspect-tickle-me-elmo-inventor
 
2021-12-04 10:08:19 PM  
Seal team six got him, buried at sea along with bin Ladin, study it out.
 
2021-12-05 12:04:00 AM  
Thanks. That was an interesting article.
 
2021-12-05 1:07:31 AM  
Surprised he wasn't sent to Tickle Me Gitmo.
 
2021-12-05 1:13:48 AM  
Only Ted Cruz can save us from the antifa Sesame Street militants
 
2021-12-05 1:14:22 AM  
My older sister, who has known me every day of my life, seriously thought it was possible I was the Unabomber.

Offended the hell out of me.

Kazinski was an incompetent.
 
2021-12-05 1:20:14 AM  
It took 20 years or so to catch him. Pretty sure there were a lot of suspects.
 
2021-12-05 1:23:26 AM  
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2021-12-05 1:29:43 AM  

gunsmack: It took 20 years or so to catch him. Pretty sure there were a lot of suspects.


And a whole lot of people who experienced coincidences like the guy in TFA. Wonder how many man-hours were spent on the nobodies, and why can't they put the same zeal into cracking down on the Far Right? More people died from 1/6 than Ted killed, including LEOs.
 
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2021-12-05 1:38:55 AM  

Jeff5: My older sister, who has known me every day of my life, seriously thought it was possible I was the Unabomber.

Offended the hell out of me.

Kazinski was an incompetent.


So, was she right?
 
2021-12-05 1:42:18 AM  

FarkaDark: Jeff5: My older sister, who has known me every day of my life, seriously thought it was possible I was the Unabomber.

Offended the hell out of me.

Kazinski was an incompetent.

So, was she right?


Nope. I would never partially blow up people who have done me no harm.

My demolition instructors would be horribly disappointed if I partially blew up anybody; they taught me better.
 
2021-12-05 1:43:32 AM  

AlgaeRancher: Seal team six got him, buried at sea along with bin Ladin, study it out.


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2021-12-05 1:45:08 AM  

Jeff5: My older sister, who has known me every day of my life, seriously thought it was possible I was the Unabomber.

Offended the hell out of me.

Kazinski was an incompetent.


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2021-12-05 1:48:34 AM  

Jeff5: FarkaDark: Jeff5: My older sister, who has known me every day of my life, seriously thought it was possible I was the Unabomber.

Offended the hell out of me.

Kazinski was an incompetent.

So, was she right?

Nope. I would never partially blow up people who have done me no harm.

My demolition instructors would be horribly disappointed if I partially blew up anybody


Sweet Moses!

*posts Homer Simpson gif backing away twice
 
2021-12-05 1:51:53 AM  

cyberspacedout: AlgaeRancher: Seal team six got him, buried at sea along with bin Ladin, study it out.

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Wait, now I remember why they were after him.

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2021-12-05 1:53:57 AM  
I could see that. If I invented something like that I'd be very anti-tech now too.
 
2021-12-05 1:57:33 AM  

Jeff5: FarkaDark: Jeff5: My older sister, who has known me every day of my life, seriously thought it was possible I was the Unabomber.

Offended the hell out of me.

Kazinski was an incompetent.

So, was she right?

Nope. I would never partially blow up people who have done me no harm.

My demolition instructors would be horribly disappointed if I partially blew up anybody; they taught me better.


I am impressed.
You responded to my Sh1@t posting with a well rounded reply. Now I feel bad because while I was trying to be funny I became the a$$H0!e.
I tip my hat to you
 
2021-12-05 2:05:00 AM  

FarkaDark: Jeff5: FarkaDark: Jeff5: My older sister, who has known me every day of my life, seriously thought it was possible I was the Unabomber.

Offended the hell out of me.

Kazinski was an incompetent.

So, was she right?

Nope. I would never partially blow up people who have done me no harm.

My demolition instructors would be horribly disappointed if I partially blew up anybody; they taught me better.

I am impressed.
You responded to my Sh1@t posting with a well rounded reply. Now I feel bad because while I was trying to be funny I became the a$$H0!e.
I tip my hat to you


I'll never be very good at this Farking stuff, I mostly just either make smartass comments or give honest answers.

Part of the training at the Army Chemical School involved field expedient flame weapons, flame mines and fougassesand such for when no flamethrower was handy, and those always involved C4.
 
2021-12-05 2:05:22 AM  
I think Tickle Me Elmo has killed more people than Kaczynski ever did
 
2021-12-05 2:22:42 AM  

SumoJeb: I think Tickle Me Elmo has killed more people than Kaczynski ever did


Tickle Me Elmo just killed brains cells
 
2021-12-05 2:24:55 AM  
A skinned Tickle Me Elmo doll is still frightening as a little baby Terminator who is ready to strike any moment unless you keep him laughing.

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2021-12-05 2:40:06 AM  

Nick el Ass: A skinned Tickle Me Elmo doll is still frightening as a little baby Terminator who is ready to strike any moment unless you keep him laughing.

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Tickle Me Elmo on fire
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2021-12-05 6:03:52 AM  

Lsherm: No idea why Fark limited the link to this shiatty story, but here's the full link:

https://melmagazine.com/en-us/story/unabomber-suspect-tickle-me-elmo-inventor


On one hand, I wasn't really nervous because I knew I didn't do anything

LOL that's hilarious he thinks not doing anything means it's OK to talk to police.
 
2021-12-05 6:10:34 AM  
I never got Elmo. He's way after my time though. I still want Cookie Monster to stab him in the eye with the business end of a chocolate chip.
 
2021-12-05 6:43:10 AM  
I see Boing is at it again.
Seen this linked on DIGG 5 days ago. (see: https://digg.com/mel-magazine/link/tickle-me-kaczynski-how-the-inventor-of-the-ultimate-elmo-toy-became-a-unabomber-suspect-IhSMfnbJrV?utm_source=digg )

So here is Subby shilling for boing to drive some page views.
Subby could have used the original link provided but instead had to filter it through boing.

This blatant shilling should stop.
Original story link: MelMagazine.com Tickle Me Kaczynski: How the Inventor of the Ultimate Elmo Toy Became a Unabomber Suspect
 
2021-12-05 7:01:45 AM  

kdawg7736: [runt-of-the-web.com image 600x551]


You know what's wrong with that picture? Bert should have moved the middle part of his unibrow down under his nose.

We have learned an important truth here, children. Hitler didn't have a mustache. He had eyebrow lip.
 
2021-12-05 7:30:42 AM  

Jeff5: FarkaDark: Jeff5: FarkaDark: Jeff5: My older sister, who has known me every day of my life, seriously thought it was possible I was the Unabomber.

Offended the hell out of me.

Kazinski was an incompetent.

So, was she right?

Nope. I would never partially blow up people who have done me no harm.

My demolition instructors would be horribly disappointed if I partially blew up anybody; they taught me better.

I am impressed.
You responded to my Sh1@t posting with a well rounded reply. Now I feel bad because while I was trying to be funny I became the a$$H0!e.
I tip my hat to you

I'll never be very good at this Farking stuff, I mostly just either make smartass comments or give honest answers.

Part of the training at the Army Chemical School involved field expedient flame weapons, flame mines and fougassesand such for when no flamethrower was handy, and those always involved C4.


No worries.
You are doing it just right.
My original post would have been better if I went 'Ted?' or some other version like that.
 
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2021-12-05 8:26:37 AM  

indy_kid: gunsmack: It took 20 years or so to catch him. Pretty sure there were a lot of suspects.

And a whole lot of people who experienced coincidences like the guy in TFA. Wonder how many man-hours were spent on the nobodies, and why can't they put the same zeal into cracking down on the Far Right? More people died from 1/6 than Ted killed, including LEOs.


Interestingly, the only person intentionally killed was an unarmed woman who wasn't a threat to anyone, shot by a capitol police officer.  Isn't that supposed to be a bad thing?  Especially since the authorities and media wouldn't identify him for months.

Then we have the outright lie about how Officer Sicknick died.  For months it was claimed he was beaten to death by rioters with a fire extinguisher.  People like you turned him into a propaganda tool like Comrade Ogilvy from 1984.   Unlike Comrade Ogilvy, Officer Sicknick was real, but everything we were told about the circumstances of his death was an intentional lie.

That false information came from somebody, likely in the government.  Why haven't the news media "outed" who lied to them?   Or if it was some person or persons in the media making up the circumstances out of whole cloth, why hasn't the media outed and fired the originator(s)?

After all, if you're reporting actual factual news instead of propaganda, it's *YOUR* credibility on the line.

I guess it doesn't matter, though, if there are enough people such as yourself willing to believe that we've always been at war with Eastasia, and that the chocolate ration has been increased from 30 grams to 20 grams.
 
2021-12-05 8:36:46 AM  

Jeff5: FarkaDark: Jeff5: My older sister, who has known me every day of my life, seriously thought it was possible I was the Unabomber.

Offended the hell out of me.

Kazinski was an incompetent.

So, was she right?

Nope. I would never partially blow up people who have done me no harm.

My demolition instructors would be horribly disappointed if I partially blew up anybody; they taught me better.


To be fair, Kaczynski got better.  Remember he was learning from scratch, with limited resources, and making literally everything himself.

Gotta be honest, I like that far-left terrorist bomber Kaczynski and far-right terrorist bomber Rudolph are neighbors at the Florence Supermax prison.

Communication within and into and out of that facility, sidestepping government censorship of that communication, is an interesting problem.  I actually have what I think is a decent solution, but it requires some prior setup to work.
 
2021-12-05 8:56:11 AM  
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2021-12-05 8:58:51 AM  

dittybopper: indy_kid: gunsmack: It took 20 years or so to catch him. Pretty sure there were a lot of suspects.

And a whole lot of people who experienced coincidences like the guy in TFA. Wonder how many man-hours were spent on the nobodies, and why can't they put the same zeal into cracking down on the Far Right? More people died from 1/6 than Ted killed, including LEOs.

Interestingly, the only person intentionally killed was an unarmed woman who wasn't a threat to anyone, shot by a capitol police officer.  Isn't that supposed to be a bad thing?  Especially since the authorities and media wouldn't identify him for months.

Then we have the outright lie about how Officer Sicknick died.  For months it was claimed he was beaten to death by rioters with a fire extinguisher.  People like you turned him into a propaganda tool like Comrade Ogilvy from 1984.   Unlike Comrade Ogilvy, Officer Sicknick was real, but everything we were told about the circumstances of his death was an intentional lie.

That false information came from somebody, likely in the government.  Why haven't the news media "outed" who lied to them?   Or if it was some person or persons in the media making up the circumstances out of whole cloth, why hasn't the media outed and fired the originator(s)?

After all, if you're reporting actual factual news instead of propaganda, it's *YOUR* credibility on the line.

I guess it doesn't matter, though, if there are enough people such as yourself willing to believe that we've always been at war with Eastasia, and that the chocolate ration has been increased from 30 grams to 20 grams.


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2021-12-05 10:36:31 AM  
Elmo say you go boom now!
 
2021-12-05 12:32:26 PM  

dittybopper: indy_kid: gunsmack: It took 20 years or so to catch him. Pretty sure there were a lot of suspects.

And a whole lot of people who experienced coincidences like the guy in TFA. Wonder how many man-hours were spent on the nobodies, and why can't they put the same zeal into cracking down on the Far Right? More people died from 1/6 than Ted killed, including LEOs.

Interestingly, the only person intentionally killed was an unarmed woman who wasn't a threat to anyone, shot by a capitol police officer.  Isn't that supposed to be a bad thing?  Especially since the authorities and media wouldn't identify him for months.

Then we have the outright lie about how Officer Sicknick died.  For months it was claimed he was beaten to death by rioters with a fire extinguisher.  People like you turned him into a propaganda tool like Comrade Ogilvy from 1984.   Unlike Comrade Ogilvy, Officer Sicknick was real, but everything we were told about the circumstances of his death was an intentional lie.

That false information came from somebody, likely in the government.  Why haven't the news media "outed" who lied to them?   Or if it was some person or persons in the media making up the circumstances out of whole cloth, why hasn't the media outed and fired the originator(s)?

After all, if you're reporting actual factual news instead of propaganda, it's *YOUR* credibility on the line.

I guess it doesn't matter, though, if there are enough people such as yourself willing to believe that we've always been at war with Eastasia, and that the chocolate ration has been increased from 30 grams to 20 grams.


Did someone forget their meds???

/Backs slowly away from Ditty....
 
2021-12-05 12:45:25 PM  

dittybopper: indy_kid:
Interestingly, the only person intentionally killed was an unarmed woman who wasn't a threat to anyone, shot by a capitol police officer.  Isn't that supposed to be a bad thing?


It's bad when cops shoot innocent people. Not when they shoot in a battle to protect the lives of people in danger.

Context matters, moron.
 
2021-12-05 1:11:06 PM  

Jeff5: My older sister, who has known me every day of my life, seriously thought it was possible I was the Unabomber.

Offended the hell out of me.

Kazinski was an incompetent.


C?SB: I got involved in WWW stuff earlier than the average bear, and by 1995 was running a web site about the history of the town I lived in.  The local fish-wrapper ran a story about me and the history web site, and even splashed it on the front page, below the fold.  The day it ran, the above-the-fold headline was the Unabomber being caught.

Mom called one of my older aunts and told her that I was on the front page of the fishwrapper.  My aunt glanced at the paper and exclaimed "D-'s the Unabomber?!"
 
2021-12-05 3:03:40 PM  

Some Junkie Cosmonaut: SumoJeb: I think Tickle Me Elmo has killed more people than Kaczynski ever did

Tickle Me Elmo just killed brains cells


I guess you are right. I was sure people died during the 96 and 97 Elmo madness. I can only find stories of a few injuries that happened during the mobs.
 
2021-12-05 5:49:09 PM  

SumoJeb: Some Junkie Cosmonaut: SumoJeb: I think Tickle Me Elmo has killed more people than Kaczynski ever did

Tickle Me Elmo just killed brains cells

I guess you are right. I was sure people died during the 96 and 97 Elmo madness. I can only find stories of a few injuries that happened during the mobs.


It was just Tickle Me Elmo - it took more modern Black Friday mobs to really up the ante
 
2021-12-05 9:19:31 PM  
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