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(ABC 57 South Bend)   Pop quiz hotshot: You're looking at houses and while inside one, you spot an alarm clock. What do you do? What do you do??   (abc57.com) divider line
    More: Fail, Police, possible bomb threat, Marshall County, Sheriff, Constable, Plymouth Fire Department, novelty alarm clock, potential buyer  
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5219 clicks; posted to Main » on 04 Dec 2022 at 4:52 PM (8 weeks ago)   |   Favorite    |   share:  Share on Twitter share via Email Share on Facebook



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2022-12-04 4:56:15 PM  
To be fair, this was the clock:

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2022-12-04 4:57:05 PM  

The Dog Ate My Homework: To be fair, this was the clock:

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I'm no bomb expert but it seems pretty obvious that offers no boomage
 
2022-12-04 4:58:29 PM  
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2022-12-04 4:59:14 PM  

The Dog Ate My Homework: To be fair, this was the clock:

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Which if true would only make it worse.
 
2022-12-04 5:00:21 PM  
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2022-12-04 5:00:53 PM  
Shiat one the coats?
 
2022-12-04 5:04:54 PM  
Better safe than sorry, I guess.  Imagine the outrage (and lives lost) if it was an actual bomb and they ignored it.
 
2022-12-04 5:09:12 PM  
Does the bomb squad have 40 hour weeks like a standard job and if so what do they do all that time?  I can't imagine they're investigating bombs on the regular.
 
2022-12-04 5:12:19 PM  

Gramma: Better safe than sorry, I guess.  Imagine the outrage (and lives lost) if it was an actual bomb and they ignored it.


Real bombs don't look like bombs because bombs that look like bombs would get caught quickly.  beware innocuous looking stuff
 
2022-12-04 5:12:26 PM  
Christ, it's "SHOOT THE HOSTAGE," am I the only one who actually watched the whole movie and remembers most of it?
 
2022-12-04 5:13:25 PM  
one of the things I used to do was  reset clocks in a store from 10:10 to 4:20.

My son even told me "Dad, stop!"
 
2022-12-04 5:15:03 PM  

Trocadero: Christ, it's "SHOOT THE HOSTAGE," am I the only one who actually watched the whole movie and remembers most of it?


Such a shame that Keanu never did a guest spot on The Newsroom
 
2022-12-04 5:22:08 PM  
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2022-12-04 5:24:18 PM  

C18H27NO3: Does the bomb squad have 40 hour weeks like a standard job and if so what do they do all that time?  I can't imagine they're investigating bombs on the regular.


They're busy filming Mythbusters.
 
2022-12-04 5:31:45 PM  
When I used to go to parties at people's houses I would sneak into the master bedroom and set an alarm for 3:17 am on the clock.  Strangely I haven't been invited to any parties in years.  I wonder why?
 
2022-12-04 5:38:12 PM  
i guess setting the alarm to go off at 4:20am is not a possibility?
 
2022-12-04 5:48:20 PM  
"The Plymouth Fire Department was dispatched to Menominee..."

♫Do-dooo do-doo-do ♪"
 
2022-12-04 5:56:00 PM  

C18H27NO3: Does the bomb squad have 40 hour weeks like a standard job and if so what do they do all that time?  I can't imagine they're investigating bombs on the regular.


Depends on the size of the department and their workload. Big cities probably have dedicated people who spend a lot of time training for unusual situations. Smaller ones probably have cops that have normal duties and then act as the bomb squad when necessary. I know that's the case for a lot of SWAT teams.
 
2022-12-04 5:57:41 PM  

Madstand: When I used to go to parties at people's houses I would sneak into the master bedroom and set an alarm for 3:17 am on the clock.  Strangely I haven't been invited to any parties in years.  I wonder why?


Have you noticed that room numbers 217 and 237 almost never appear in movies and shows? I'd wager it's because Stephen King and Stanley Kubrick forever tainted those numbers.

King's novel is based on the famous Stanley Hotel in Colorado, but the exterior shots in the movie are of Oregon's Timberline Lodge. Kubrick agreed to change the infamous room number from 217 to 237 (which does not exist) in the movie because the hotel was worried people would not want to stay in the room in the future.
Ironically, room 217 is most often requested at Timberline Lodge, according to the hotel's website.
 
2022-12-04 6:09:05 PM  
Submerge the house in water.  If that's not an option, fill the house with water.
 
2022-12-04 6:10:44 PM  

C18H27NO3: Does the bomb squad have 40 hour weeks like a standard job and if so what do they do all that time?  I can't imagine they're investigating bombs on the regular.


They have to be on call so those calls can be answered NOW. Same reason you want fire fighters on the clock whether or not anything's actually on fire.
 
2022-12-04 6:12:42 PM  
Depends if I'm a cop and need to justify my job.
 
2022-12-04 6:13:22 PM  

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And, we're done here. Someone get the lights, please.
 
2022-12-04 6:15:57 PM  

kb7rky: Russ1642: [Fark user image 425x318]

And, we're done here. Someone get the lights, please.


Nope, not yet.

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Ok, now you can close up.
 
2022-12-04 6:18:05 PM  

DoctorCal: kb7rky: Russ1642: [Fark user image 425x318]

And, we're done here. Someone get the lights, please.

Nope, not yet.

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Ok, now you can close up.


Good call...
 
2022-12-04 6:37:33 PM  

The Dog Ate My Homework: To be fair, this was the clock:

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Obviously a fake. There is no blue wire. You always cut the blue wire to defuse a bomb.
 
2022-12-04 6:44:05 PM  

Katwang: The Dog Ate My Homework: To be fair, this was the clock:

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Obviously a fake. There is no blue wire. You always cut the blue wire to defuse a bomb.


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2022-12-04 7:03:55 PM  

Billy Liar: Submerge the house in water.  If that's not an option, fill the house with water.


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2022-12-04 7:29:17 PM  

Madstand: When I used to go to parties at people's houses I would sneak into the master bedroom and set an alarm for 3:17 am on the clock.  Strangely I haven't been invited to any parties in years.  I wonder why?


I went to a party in uni where the host bought a bunch of disposable cameras and scattered them around his house to "capture the action". He was a guy who took himself waaaaaaay to seriously so we stole his toothbrush from the bathroom and ducked out of the party to a pharmacy around the corner to buy one just like it. When we got back we took one of the cameras up to the bathroom, threw the new toothbrush in the toilet and other disgusting places, and snapped some photos. There was even one where the brush was being hit by a "golden stream". We then put the old tooth brush back, dropped the camera off in the living room, and enjoyed the rest of the party.

About a month later the host finally got the film developed and burst into my lab in a rage. To this day he doesn't know we switched toothbrushes on him.
 
2022-12-05 1:21:31 AM  

Tyrosine: Madstand: When I used to go to parties at people's houses I would sneak into the master bedroom and set an alarm for 3:17 am on the clock.  Strangely I haven't been invited to any parties in years.  I wonder why?

I went to a party in uni where the host bought a bunch of disposable cameras and scattered them around his house to "capture the action". He was a guy who took himself waaaaaaay to seriously so we stole his toothbrush from the bathroom and ducked out of the party to a pharmacy around the corner to buy one just like it. When we got back we took one of the cameras up to the bathroom, threw the new toothbrush in the toilet and other disgusting places, and snapped some photos. There was even one where the brush was being hit by a "golden stream". We then put the old tooth brush back, dropped the camera off in the living room, and enjoyed the rest of the party.

About a month later the host finally got the film developed and burst into my lab in a rage. To this day he doesn't know we switched toothbrushes on him.


That might be one of the most evil things that I've ever read.
 
2022-12-05 5:11:18 AM  

Trocadero: Christ, it's "SHOOT THE HOSTAGE," am I the only one who actually watched the whole movie and remembers most of it?


Turns out it wasn't a bomb or an alarm clock...

It was a CHEAP GOLD WATCH, BUDDY.
 
2022-12-05 9:30:03 AM  
CSB

While looking for homes, the real estate agent took us around.

At one home, I noticed an Alexa device sitting on a table.

"Alexa, set alarm for 3AM" I said.

"Alarm set for 3AM" it said.

Oh the look the real estate agent gave me...

"Alexa cancel 3AM Alarm"

Well, at least, I laughed.
 
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