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(WTAE)   Modern times Don Quixote arrested for being a modern times Don Quixote   (wtae.com) divider line
    More: Dumbass, Hearst Television, Somerset County, Pennsylvania, News, WTAE-TV, E/I, Stonycreek Township, Somerset County, Pennsylvania, Hearst Corporation, Shanksville, Pennsylvania  
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2022-10-05 12:02:23 PM  
Pittsburgh man? Did they get him down with Primanti Brothers sandwiches with chipped-chopped ham?
 
2022-10-05 1:13:28 PM  
"Jumping off windmills" is the updated qu(ix)ote now.
 
2022-10-05 1:56:41 PM  
Will the world be better for this?
That one man, strong and covered w/ scars,
Still strove w/ his last ounce of courage?
 
2022-10-05 1:56:56 PM  
Was expecting some idiot trying to knock windmill down with his car.
disapointed
 
2022-10-05 1:57:08 PM  
I was worried that it might have been one of the wind turbines they set up on our old family farm, but it was the next township over.
 
2022-10-05 2:01:16 PM  
Perhaps to be too practical is madness.
 
2022-10-05 2:02:57 PM  

Nicholas D. Wolfwood: I was worried that it might have been one of the wind turbines they set up on our old family farm, but it was the next township over.


Your family owned all of that land next to the Turnpike? I must have passed by it dozens of times. It's a pretty area.
 
2022-10-05 2:03:19 PM  
Today's Tom Sawyer gets high on glue
 
2022-10-05 2:12:46 PM  
... and he had to buy a new lock to replace the one he damaged. Why, the Judge didn't even look at the 20 8x10 color glossy photos.
 
2022-10-05 2:18:31 PM  
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2022-10-05 2:18:41 PM  

untoldforce: Nicholas D. Wolfwood: I was worried that it might have been one of the wind turbines they set up on our old family farm, but it was the next township over.

Your family owned all of that land next to the Turnpike? I must have passed by it dozens of times. It's a pretty area.


We had a farm in Somerset County (Shade Township), about a mile or two west of Rte. 160, not far from where 30 drops down towards Bedford.  My brother still owns it, but is no longer farming it.  Rte. 30 goes through it (we have land on both sides of the road, that is).

The place is about 760 acres, or roughly 1.2 square miles.  We farmed about 100 - 150 acres, the rest was woods or pasture.  You can see the wind turbines from Rte. 30 on the north side.

Here's a picture looking north from 30, from before the turbines went up.

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We have the original land patent for the place, from a few hundred years ago.
 
2022-10-05 2:18:43 PM  

The Irresponsible Captain: ... and he had to buy a new lock to replace the one he damaged. Why, the Judge didn't even look at the 20 8x10 color glossy photos.


While he's obviously implicated in the Case of the Broken Lock, the story suggests that base jumpers have been yeeting themselves off of these wind turbines for a while now, so it's just as likely he walked through a gate that was "unlocked" by one of his fellow dare-devils.
 
2022-10-05 2:18:45 PM  
Heard to shout "I'm king of the yinzers!"
 
2022-10-05 2:20:37 PM  
"Abulabanned from going near any windmills anyway"

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2022-10-05 2:27:16 PM  
Like a certain farker, Randal Monroe also has a PNG of that:

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2022-10-05 2:48:30 PM  
Tilted
 
2022-10-05 2:55:10 PM  
Taking The Emergency Exit From A Wind Turbine
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2022-10-05 3:44:12 PM  

Nicholas D. Wolfwood: untoldforce: Nicholas D. Wolfwood: I was worried that it might have been one of the wind turbines they set up on our old family farm, but it was the next township over.

Your family owned all of that land next to the Turnpike? I must have passed by it dozens of times. It's a pretty area.

We had a farm in Somerset County (Shade Township), about a mile or two west of Rte. 160, not far from where 30 drops down towards Bedford.  My brother still owns it, but is no longer farming it.  Rte. 30 goes through it (we have land on both sides of the road, that is).

The place is about 760 acres, or roughly 1.2 square miles.  We farmed about 100 - 150 acres, the rest was woods or pasture.  You can see the wind turbines from Rte. 30 on the north side.

Here's a picture looking north from 30, from before the turbines went up.

[Fark user image image 720x540]

We have the original land patent for the place, from a few hundred years ago.


Flat land compared to the mountain I live on. More rocks than loyburg gap
 
2022-10-05 4:25:50 PM  
It's supposed to be tilting at windmills, not from them.
 
2022-10-05 5:14:49 PM  

vudukungfu: Nicholas D. Wolfwood: untoldforce: Nicholas D. Wolfwood: I was worried that it might have been one of the wind turbines they set up on our old family farm, but it was the next township over.

Your family owned all of that land next to the Turnpike? I must have passed by it dozens of times. It's a pretty area.

We had a farm in Somerset County (Shade Township), about a mile or two west of Rte. 160, not far from where 30 drops down towards Bedford.  My brother still owns it, but is no longer farming it.  Rte. 30 goes through it (we have land on both sides of the road, that is).

The place is about 760 acres, or roughly 1.2 square miles.  We farmed about 100 - 150 acres, the rest was woods or pasture.  You can see the wind turbines from Rte. 30 on the north side.

Here's a picture looking north from 30, from before the turbines went up.

[Fark user image image 720x540]

We have the original land patent for the place, from a few hundred years ago.

Flat land compared to the mountain I live on. More rocks than loyburg gap


Yeah, our place was up on top of the ridge.  We were just shy of 3000 feet above sea level; not bad for southwest PA.  We did get quite a bit of wind - not a lot of stuff in the way, clear out to the horizon.  I remember some pretty damn monstrous winter winds there when I was a kid.

And it was mostly level, but in the back acreage, that you can't see in that shot, it was a good bit more hilly.

Fun place to launch Estes rockets when I was in high school, though they all too often seemed to have a tropism for trees.

It took me decades to realize just what a phenomenal environment I had growing up, even if it was a bit lonely out there.
 
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