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(WJAC TV Johnstown)   Old, Stupid: Yelling "fire" in a movie theater. New, Stupider: Yelling "gun" at a fireworks display   (wjactv.com) divider line
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1551 clicks; posted to Main » on 07 Jul 2022 at 5:30 AM (5 weeks ago)   |   Favorite    |   share:  Share on Twitter share via Email Share on Facebook



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2022-07-07 5:35:49 AM  
Fireworks are going off, a guy falls to the ground nearby.
Is he sick? having a heart attack? Shot? Who knows - but you can bet your life on the answer in America.
You hear the sound of shots, is it a mass shooting? Or just celebratory gunfire? Find out, in America.
 
2022-07-07 6:22:30 AM  
  A 43-year-old man lit a firework on top of his head, resulting in his near-sudden death in San Antonio, police say.

Wow, near-sudden eh, that's sounds farked-up, I guess I'll read further.

(skims a bit further)

Nope, I'm done.
/don't know if this is the worst case of "hold my beer" since I started lurking here in the aughts.
 
2022-07-07 6:23:42 AM  
oh goddamnit, wrong thread, and I want my swear money back.
 
2022-07-07 6:25:13 AM  
*Attends the Angular Python/Java/Pearl conference on the release of the new language*

"COBOL!"

*Watches the panic*
 
2022-07-07 6:38:08 AM  

resident dystopian: oh goddamnit, wrong thread, and I want my swear money back.


Drew drank it
 
2022-07-07 6:59:20 AM  
I think we're too broken to be able to get together to view a parade or fireworks without violence.
 
2022-07-07 7:03:27 AM  
The phrase "yelling fire in a crowded theater" includes the implications that there is no fire and that the purpose of yelling fire is to cause the predictable resulting panic.

A person yelling "gun" during a fight in America cannot be presumed to be incorrect.

Crowds will be inherently dangerous for a good long time AFTER we address the glut of weapons of war.
 
2022-07-07 7:29:51 AM  

NathanAllen: I think we're too broken to be able to get together to view a parade or fireworks without violence.


You better smile when you say that, stranger.
 
2022-07-07 7:31:16 AM  
Would have been interesting to see that scene from the other side of the river.

Overpaying for a house to get out of the city was the best move I made in years.
 
2022-07-07 8:09:24 AM  
We need to ban fireworks. Explosives that have no other purpose but to create noise, percussive sound waves, and shrapnel?

Sounds as purposeless as guns.
 
2022-07-07 8:51:33 AM  

Commander Lysdexic: Fireworks are going off, a guy falls to the ground nearby.
Is he sick? having a heart attack? Shot? Who knows - but you can bet your life on the answer in America.
You hear the sound of shots, is it a mass shooting? Or just celebratory gunfire? Find out, in America.


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2022-07-07 10:33:21 AM  

WonderDave1: Commander Lysdexic: Fireworks are going off, a guy falls to the ground nearby.
Is he sick? having a heart attack? Shot? Who knows - but you can bet your life on the answer in America.
You hear the sound of shots, is it a mass shooting? Or just celebratory gunfire? Find out, in America.

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Rita Moreno IS exceptional. She's 90 and still acting. Sweet Charity with Shirley MacLaine 1969 also exceptional.
 
2022-07-07 11:04:52 AM  
'Murica.
 
2022-07-07 1:06:44 PM  
No.

Yell "Gun!" every chance you get that's legally defendable.
Guy open carrying in the grocery? Yell "Gun!"
Bottle rocket goes off two blocks away? Yell "Gun!"
Black guy pulls out a cell phone? DO NOT yell "gun," please.

Help your fellow citizens understand how ludicrous living like this is.
Help them want to expend energy to make it stop.
Bonus: waste law enforcement resources.
 
2022-07-07 1:13:32 PM  

quo vadimus: No.

Yell "Gun!" every chance you get that's legally defendable.
Guy open carrying in the grocery? Yell "Gun!"
Bottle rocket goes off two blocks away? Yell "Gun!"
Black guy pulls out a cell phone? DO NOT yell "gun," please.

Help your fellow citizens understand how ludicrous living like this is.
Help them want to expend energy to make it stop.
Bonus: waste law enforcement resources.


We should do the same with knives or box cutters. We all saw what they could do on 9/11, no guns required.
 
2022-07-07 1:23:21 PM  

Flushing It All Away: quo vadimus: No.

Yell "Gun!" every chance you get that's legally defendable.
Guy open carrying in the grocery? Yell "Gun!"
Bottle rocket goes off two blocks away? Yell "Gun!"
Black guy pulls out a cell phone? DO NOT yell "gun," please.

Help your fellow citizens understand how ludicrous living like this is.
Help them want to expend energy to make it stop.
Bonus: waste law enforcement resources.

We should do the same with knives or box cutters. We all saw what they could do on 9/11, no guns required.


Nobody is going to react to someone yelling "knife".
That's why if you ever fall into a vat of chocolate, you should yell "Help, fire!".
Nobody's going to come if you yell "Help, chocolate!".
The idea here is to get everybody hitting the dirt and panicking and running around, and what with mass shootings being all the rage on social media, it's just a more effective trope.
 
2022-07-07 1:25:50 PM  

jso2897: Flushing It All Away: quo vadimus: No.

Yell "Gun!" every chance you get that's legally defendable.
Guy open carrying in the grocery? Yell "Gun!"
Bottle rocket goes off two blocks away? Yell "Gun!"
Black guy pulls out a cell phone? DO NOT yell "gun," please.

Help your fellow citizens understand how ludicrous living like this is.
Help them want to expend energy to make it stop.
Bonus: waste law enforcement resources.

We should do the same with knives or box cutters. We all saw what they could do on 9/11, no guns required.

Nobody is going to react to someone yelling "knife".
That's why if you ever fall into a vat of chocolate, you should yell "Help, fire!".
Nobody's going to come if you yell "Help, chocolate!".
The idea here is to get everybody hitting the dirt and panicking and running around, and what with mass shootings being all the rage on social media, it's just a more effective trope.


Okay. Let's test out your theatre. Yell KNIFE and see what happens.
 
2022-07-07 1:27:03 PM  

Flushing It All Away: quo vadimus: No.

Yell "Gun!" every chance you get that's legally defendable.
Guy open carrying in the grocery? Yell "Gun!"
Bottle rocket goes off two blocks away? Yell "Gun!"
Black guy pulls out a cell phone? DO NOT yell "gun," please.

Help your fellow citizens understand how ludicrous living like this is.
Help them want to expend energy to make it stop.
Bonus: waste law enforcement resources.

We should do the same with knives or box cutters. We all saw what they could do on 9/11, no guns required.


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2022-07-07 2:45:04 PM  
"Individuals who lost items can be picked up at the Reservoir Park Mansion."

Made me chuckle
 
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