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2005-May-24, 02:57 PM
Some mothers do ave 'em!! :o :o :o

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/england/beds/bucks/herts/4575291.stm

Lianachan
2005-May-24, 03:06 PM
Some mothers do ave 'em!! :o :o :o

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/england/beds/bucks/herts/4575291.stm

Always interesting to see natural selection actually in operation.

the_shaggy_one
2005-May-24, 03:11 PM
I almost hope one of them gets killed/nuetered because of this. I think it would make an excellent darwin award.

What do you have to be thinking? "I'll just put this potentially explosive volatile fuel in this thin glass tube, and then light it! What could go wrong? Duur!!!!" #-o

kucharek
2005-May-24, 03:27 PM
Seems both tried to become Darth Vader...
And there's a lack of active volcanos in the UK...

Chief Engineer Scott
2005-May-24, 03:32 PM
Seems both tried to become Darth Vader...

Nope, new Sith Lords - Krispy Kritter, and Fried Green Yamata.
:wink:

Gramma loreto
2005-May-24, 04:35 PM
Why weren't these two on life support before this misadventure? I'd think folks this cerebrally-challenged couldn't breathe without assistance.

Chief Engineer Scott
2005-May-24, 05:37 PM
Luke - I am your firelighter Luke.

or maybe they should have used the forks. :lol:

2005-May-24, 05:40 PM
Luke - I am your firelighter Luke.

or maybe they should have used the forks. :lol:

:lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: =D> =D> =D> =D> =D> =D>

Charlie in Dayton
2005-May-24, 06:01 PM
Sounds like a pair of everyday sithheads to me... :-s :-k #-o 8-[

kucharek
2005-May-24, 06:06 PM
Scar Wars!

I knew this would turn into a punny thread...

Parrothead
2005-May-24, 06:40 PM
Some mothers do ave 'em!! :o :o :o

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/england/beds/bucks/herts/4575291.stm

I was expecting something linking Frank Spencer (http://www.bbc.co.uk/comedy/guide/articles/s/somemothersdoave_7775905.shtml) to Star Wars. :wink:

Swift
2005-May-24, 06:52 PM
Scar Wars!

I knew this would turn into a punny thread...
\Ghost of Obi-wan\
The smoke will be with you, always.

sidmel
2005-May-24, 07:24 PM
Darth Char in the Revenge of the Emollient

frogesque
2005-May-24, 08:26 PM
Why am I reminded of this?

http://frogesque.com/images/badplan.jpg

John M. Dollan
2005-May-24, 08:27 PM
Some mothers do ave 'em!! :o :o :o

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/england/beds/bucks/herts/4575291.stm

The Force was not with them.

...John...

Jorge
2005-May-24, 08:44 PM
Aperently they both didn't master force heal #-o

Swift
2005-May-24, 08:48 PM
Some mothers do ave 'em!! :o :o :o

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/england/beds/bucks/herts/4575291.stm

The Force was not with them.

...John...
Actually a force was with them. Unfortunately for them, the force was the bonding energy between oxygen and carbon atoms during the combustion of hydrocarbons. [-X

Superluminal
2005-May-24, 09:52 PM
I just wonder if either of them said just before light their sabers "I have a bad feeling about this."?

Maksutov
2005-May-24, 10:50 PM
They probably got tired of doing this (http://www.badastronomy.com/phpBB/viewtopic.php?p=467043#467043), especially after all their friends were dead. :D

Tuckerfan
2005-May-25, 12:23 AM
Yoda says, "Powerful is, the stupid side of the Force."

Lord Jubjub
2005-May-25, 02:26 AM
According to other news reports (I don't have the URL at hand at the moment), they also used soap with the gasoline to keep it from burning too fast.

. . .napalm, in other words. . .they filled fragile glass tubes with napalm. . .

:o

In their defense, the effect of mixing a detergent with flammable liquids may not have been immediately obvious. . .though you gotta think they would realize how fragile flourescent lights were. . . #-o

Lurker
2005-May-25, 04:46 AM
According to other news reports (I don't have the URL at hand at the moment), they also used soap with the gasoline to keep it from burning too fast.

. . .napalm, in other words. . .they filled fragile glass tubes with napalm. . .

:o

In their defense, the effect of mixing a detergent with flammable liquids may not have been immediately obvious. . .though you gotta think they would realize how fragile flourescent lights were. . . #-o
That's why one proceeds slowly in unknown territory if one is interested in donating one's genetic heritage to the next generation. :o

Jpax2003
2005-May-25, 04:59 AM
Maybe they didn't know that jedi robes are made of asbestos, I mean it should be obvious after the lava battle in RotS. :D

Sticks
2005-May-25, 05:17 AM
I am just waiting for the inevitable law suits against George Lucas :roll:

Well maybe not has it happened on our side of the pond :oops:

But if they had done it in the US . . .


8-[

2005-May-25, 03:00 PM
Some mothers do ave 'em!! :o :o :o

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/england/beds/bucks/herts/4575291.stm

I was expecting something linking Frank Spencer (http://www.bbc.co.uk/comedy/guide/articles/s/somemothersdoave_7775905.shtml) to Star Wars. :wink:

Oooh, Betty. :lol:

2005-May-25, 03:04 PM
I am just waiting for the inevitable law suits against George Lucas :roll:

Well maybe not has it happened on our side of the pond :oops:

But if they had done it in the US . . .


8-[

Or Phillips: Caution - not to be used against the Empire by Jedi Knights. May explode when used on Stormtroopers!! :o

Lianachan
2005-May-25, 03:15 PM
Since we're punning:

The Farce is strong with this one

Nethius
2005-May-25, 03:26 PM
wow. that's all i can say... wow

Chief Engineer Scott
2005-May-25, 07:10 PM
Next - build a tree cannon for home defence!
(As seen on Mythbusters!)
:lol:

mwill
2005-May-25, 09:04 PM
Since the information on this story is sparse I think it's possible that they were just idiots trying to make pipe bombs, and lightsabre thing was cover story to get rid of any bomb-making charges.

Doodler
2005-May-25, 09:40 PM
Since the information on this story is sparse I think it's possible that they were just idiots trying to make pipe bombs, and lightsabre thing was cover story to get rid of any bomb-making charges.

Pipe bombs are typically just that, sections of metal pipe (the better your shrapnel effects). Given that there was a video tape that was found with the charred remains, I think its safe to call this one as they have.

mwill
2005-May-25, 10:20 PM
I know pipe bombs are traditionally made out pipes ( :D ), but I just figured in intent of bomb-making was slightly less stupid then flammable-exploding-lightsabre making. if that makes any sense. :o I'm just having a hard time believing that somebody could actually get that idea in their head and carry it through.

Metricyard
2005-May-25, 11:13 PM
Why am I reminded of this?

http://frogesque.com/images/badplan.jpg


I remember doing that alot as a kid.

I found out that forks, spoons, and knives make great conductors. Also keys, screwdrivers, coat-hangers, well just about anything that would fit in those neat little slots. And I also had a fasination for empty Christmas tree bulb sockets. Always got a shock when I stuck my finger in there.

I think that was my road into the electronics world.

Don't get me started on explosive liquids. My brothers and I used to love having flaming snowball fights. Or flaming Tonka trucks. Or the Tonka truck with the lit matches rolled downhill into a gas soaked brick wall.

Ah, the good ol' days.

Of course, my Brothers and I also had very red behinds after my Mom found out.

John M. Dollan
2005-May-26, 12:24 AM
I know pipe bombs are traditionally made out pipes ( :D ), but I just figured in intent of bomb-making was slightly less stupid then flammable-exploding-lightsabre making. if that makes any sense. :o I'm just having a hard time believing that somebody could actually get that idea in their head and carry it through.

I have no trouble at all believing it. I was forced to watch "Jackass" at a party one night.

I have no trouble believing in the light saber story at all.

...John...

Maksutov
2005-May-26, 12:36 AM
Some mothers do ave 'em!! :o :o :o

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/england/beds/bucks/herts/4575291.stm

I was expecting something linking Frank Spencer (http://www.bbc.co.uk/comedy/guide/articles/s/somemothersdoave_7775905.shtml) to Star Wars. :wink:
I'm surprised the article didn't have a mention of the inimitable Ian Carmichael, star of such films as Lucky Jim, and, as the unforgettable Stanley Windrush, Private's Progress and I'm All Right, Jack!

semi-sentient
2005-May-26, 02:07 AM
Always interesting to see natural selection actually in operation.

lol =D>

mwill
2005-May-26, 04:36 AM
[quote="John M. Dollan"
I have no trouble at all believing it. I was forced to watch "Jackass" at a party one night.


...John...[/quote]

Haha. I should have thought of that movie. Now it makes so much more sense!

Swift
2005-May-26, 02:08 PM
I know pipe bombs are traditionally made out pipes ( :D ), but I just figured in intent of bomb-making was slightly less stupid then flammable-exploding-lightsabre making. if that makes any sense. :o I'm just having a hard time believing that somebody could actually get that idea in their head and carry it through.
I have thought for a long time that the expression "No one could be that stupid" should be permanently removed from the English language. The evidence is overwhelmingly against it. :-?

By the way, welcome to the board, mwill.

sts60
2005-May-26, 09:35 PM
There is a saying among firefighters/paramedics/EMTs:

"Stupid people = job security."

Melusine
2005-May-27, 01:05 AM
There is a saying among firefighters/paramedics/EMTs:

"Stupid people = job security."
I'm sure you have a couple of amusing stories. :)

Frogesque, I love that photo of the kid with the knife in the socket. All I remember us doing was holding thermometers over lightbulbs until they broke in order to play with the mercury and mixing ammonia with Comet in the tub.
:roll:

Superluminal
2005-May-27, 07:03 PM
Exploding floresenct lightbulb sabers. As Obi-wan would say,"An idiotic weapon for a more moronic time." :lol: