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Re: Give an Idiot an AirGun
« Reply #15 on: January 23, 2020, 04:52:32 AM »
I had forgotten this little story, until now.

My brother-in-law used to drive up to Lawrence, KS, to shoot rats at the dump. One of his friend met us there. He ended up in the emergency ward. Seems his mother told him to be careful and not shoot himself in the foot! Well, he has on steel-toed boots, and just to prove they'd stop a .22 LR, he shot himself. Problem was, he didn't shoot the toe! Thankfully, the bullet didn't hit any bones square on, or he'd be limping the rest of his life.
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Re: Give an Idiot an AirGun
« Reply #16 on: January 23, 2020, 05:49:56 AM »
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Re: Give an Idiot an AirGun
« Reply #17 on: January 23, 2020, 06:32:59 AM »
My uncle (who's only 7 years older than I) just about shot his thumb tip off with a Sheridan back in the 70's. Him and his older brother did some amazingly stupid things as kids as boys growing up on a farm are prone to do. We laugh about it now, but they darn near gave my poor grandfather a heart attack with the dumb stuff they did.

Two incidents come to mind: The first is 'pellet gun incident'. My uncle thought he could 'cap' the end of the barrel with his thumb to prevent the air and pellet from exiting the barrel. Needless to say, it was a hospital trip. The second is my grandfather catching both brothers and their friends shooting cigars out of each other's mouth at 20 paces.

Like a lot of things, time can soften the stories especially when all survived (relatively) unharmed and what was once an untouchable subject (Grandpa has been gone for a while now) is now fodder for belly laughs.

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Re: Give an Idiot an AirGun
« Reply #18 on: January 23, 2020, 06:45:01 AM »
I had forgotten this little story, until now.

My brother-in-law used to drive up to Lawrence, KS, to shoot rats at the dump. One of his friend met us there. He ended up in the emergency ward. Seems his mother told him to be careful and not shoot himself in the foot! Well, he has on steel-toed boots, and just to prove they'd stop a .22 LR, he shot himself. Problem was, he didn't shoot the toe! Thankfully, the bullet didn't hit any bones square on, or he'd be limping the rest of his life.

Not the first story I’ve heard about steel toed boots. Funny, but sad!  ;D
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Re: Give an Idiot an AirGun
« Reply #19 on: January 23, 2020, 06:46:31 AM »
My uncle (who's only 7 years older than I) just about shot his thumb tip off with a Sheridan back in the 70's. Him and his older brother did some amazingly stupid things as kids as boys growing up on a farm are prone to do. We laugh about it now, but they darn near gave my poor grandfather a heart attack with the dumb stuff they did.

Two incidents come to mind: The first is 'pellet gun incident'. My uncle thought he could 'cap' the end of the barrel with his thumb to prevent the air and pellet from exiting the barrel. Needless to say, it was a hospital trip. The second is my grandfather catching both brothers and their friends shooting cigars out of each other's mouth at 20 paces.

Like a lot of things, time can soften the stories especially when all survived (relatively) unharmed and what was once an untouchable subject (Grandpa has been gone for a while now) is now fodder for belly laughs.

Good grief! The thumb incident is bad but the cigar thing just makes me cringe.  :o

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Re: Give an Idiot an AirGun
« Reply #20 on: January 23, 2020, 06:56:10 AM »
You'll shoot yer eye out, kid.
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Re: Give an Idiot an AirGun
« Reply #21 on: January 27, 2020, 10:06:08 AM »
There are a lot of those guys out there on the net.
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Re: Give an Idiot an AirGun
« Reply #22 on: January 27, 2020, 10:07:53 AM »
Good grief! Sure are some dingbats in this world.
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Re: Give an Idiot an AirGun
« Reply #23 on: January 27, 2020, 12:18:54 PM »
Just hope they don't breed.
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Re: Give an Idiot an AirGun
« Reply #24 on: January 27, 2020, 04:48:45 PM »
The moron doesn't know Jack!!  Everyone knows when doing this in the laundry room the first thing you do is down a couple of Tide Pods to harden up the abs first...complete rookie. 

Oh god save us from these morons reproducing!!  :o
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Re: Give an Idiot an AirGun
« Reply #25 on: January 28, 2020, 05:47:07 AM »
 ;D ;D ;D
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Re: Give an Idiot an AirGun
« Reply #26 on: January 28, 2020, 02:13:26 PM »
Just hope they don't breed.

Too late somebody already did,  they came from somewhere lol
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Re: Give an Idiot an AirGun
« Reply #27 on: May 27, 2020, 07:53:12 PM »
I did something really stupid and I need to revive this thread to purge the poison. Shortening a boring story, I left two Eurasian doves on the floor board of my truck yesterday morning. Haven't opened the truck since about 15 minutes ago. Yesterday and today the hottest days of the year so far. You can imagine what greeted me when I opened the door.

After I picked myself off of the driveway (the blast blew me back) and the gastric convulsions started to subside, I began to wonder what the f*** just happened. It was as if a car bomb of pure stink had been set off. It didn't take long to figure out. I picked up the two foul fowl by their toenails and made it to the fence before the gastric distress took hold again. From the distance it probably looked like a redneck lunatic break dancing with grey pompoms in his hand, but it was just me walking in bare feet on gravel, shirtless, gagging, and trying to get the birds away from me.

Trucks windows are down. With any luck it won't smell like a tallow works in the morning. 
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Re: Give an Idiot an AirGun
« Reply #28 on: May 27, 2020, 08:00:43 PM »
Oh my gawd, that is so funny. Just about peed myself. Hahahaha. Still laughing my fanny perpendicular off.

Oh make it stop. Hahahaha.


I did something really stupid and I need to revive this thread to purge the poison. Shortening a boring story, I left two Eurasian doves on the floor board of my truck yesterday morning. Haven't opened the truck since about 15 minutes ago. Yesterday and today the hottest days of the year so far. You can imagine what greeted me when I opened the door.

After I picked myself off of the driveway (the blast blew me back) and the gastric convulsions started to subside, I began to wonder what the f*** just happened. It was as if a car bomb of pure stink had been set off. It didn't take long to figure out. I picked up the two foul fowl by their toenails and made it to the fence before the gastric distress took hold again. From the distance it probably looked like a redneck lunatic break dancing with grey pompoms in his hand, but it was just me walking in bare feet on gravel, shirtless, gagging, and trying to get the birds away from me.

Trucks windows are down. With any luck it won't smell like a tallow works in the morning.
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Re: Give an Idiot an AirGun
« Reply #29 on: May 28, 2020, 04:35:54 AM »
" ...I began to wonder what the f*** just happened. It was as if a car bomb of pure stink had been set off. It didn't take long to figure out...."

Yep, that is where CRS will really get you!  They do say smells can bring back memories.  Seems it works...lol
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