snowywolfowl: (Owl face)
Vegas looks like a war zone. I have no words. :(
snowywolfowl: (Owl face)
Anyway you cut it this is one epic Darwin Award attempt.

snowywolfowl: (Senators)
Seriously, if you had to listen to grown adults constantly verbally abusing you you'd want to take a hockey stick to them too. Unfortunately, since he's the referee of the game he can't do that.

However he can, and in this case did, toss them out of the arena! :-)

All I can say is good on him, and good on the police for showing up to make sure the referees weren't assaulted and beaten to death by so-called adults after the game. We don't need to go back to those days.

Here's a link. http://www.cbc.ca/news/offbeat/story/2012/02/26/nb-young-ref-zero-tolerance.html

Personally I think the saddest part was where the mom he ejected says she has no regrets over what she did to get ejected. Oh well, you can lead a horse from frozen water but you can't make it think.
snowywolfowl: (Senators)
Seriously, if you had to listen to grown adults constantly verbally abusing you you'd want to take a hockey stick to them too. Unfortunately, since he's the referee of the game he can't do that.

However he can, and in this case did, toss them out of the arena! :-)

All I can say is good on him, and good on the police for showing up to make sure the referees weren't assaulted and beaten to death by so-called adults after the game. We don't need to go back to those days.

Here's a link. http://www.cbc.ca/news/offbeat/story/2012/02/26/nb-young-ref-zero-tolerance.html

Personally I think the saddest part was where the mom he ejected says she has no regrets over what she did to get ejected. Oh well, you can lead a horse from frozen water but you can't make it think.
snowywolfowl: (Senators)
Seriously, if you had to listen to grown adults constantly verbally abusing you you'd want to take a hockey stick to them too. Unfortunately, since he's the referee of the game he can't do that.

However he can, and in this case did, toss them out of the arena! :-)

All I can say is good on him, and good on the police for showing up to make sure the referees weren't assaulted and beaten to death by so-called adults after the game. We don't need to go back to those days.

Here's a link. http://www.cbc.ca/news/offbeat/story/2012/02/26/nb-young-ref-zero-tolerance.html

Personally I think the saddest part was where the mom he ejected says she has no regrets over what she did to get ejected. Oh well, you can lead a horse from frozen water but you can't make it think.
snowywolfowl: (Canadian Flag)

Paranoid, armed to the teeth and convinced any deception justifies the result. Exactly what I want my family to encounter next time we go to Florida.

Ontario licence plate? He's a terrorist


Honestly, I felt safer walking home at 3 am in Mumbai right after the terrorist attacks than I do in an American parking lot at night. I can beat a feral dog off with a rock, laptop bag, or tree branch. I can't put my brains back in after someone shoots me for whatever seems like a good idea at the time.

I can only hope that this man permanently forfeited all his firearms for this. If not I'm curious just how paranoid, senile, or lacking in good judgement one has to be to be disarmed for the safety of others. 
snowywolfowl: (Canadian Flag)

Paranoid, armed to the teeth and convinced any deception justifies the result. Exactly what I want my family to encounter next time we go to Florida.

Ontario licence plate? He's a terrorist


Honestly, I felt safer walking home at 3 am in Mumbai right after the terrorist attacks than I do in an American parking lot at night. I can beat a feral dog off with a rock, laptop bag, or tree branch. I can't put my brains back in after someone shoots me for whatever seems like a good idea at the time.

I can only hope that this man permanently forfeited all his firearms for this. If not I'm curious just how paranoid, senile, or lacking in good judgement one has to be to be disarmed for the safety of others. 
snowywolfowl: (Canadian Flag)

Paranoid, armed to the teeth and convinced any deception justifies the result. Exactly what I want my family to encounter next time we go to Florida.

Ontario licence plate? He's a terrorist


Honestly, I felt safer walking home at 3 am in Mumbai right after the terrorist attacks than I do in an American parking lot at night. I can beat a feral dog off with a rock, laptop bag, or tree branch. I can't put my brains back in after someone shoots me for whatever seems like a good idea at the time.

I can only hope that this man permanently forfeited all his firearms for this. If not I'm curious just how paranoid, senile, or lacking in good judgement one has to be to be disarmed for the safety of others. 
snowywolfowl: (Default)
I haven't been feeling too hot lately so that, and a lack of stuff that I can feel comfortable about posting*, has conspired to keep me from saying much lately. Not much really to report. My nephews are looking good, the family is thrilled, and school preparations proceed accordingly.


Take care all.







*The most interesting thing that I've seen recently falls under Mel Brooks definition of "tragedy being what happens when I cut my finger, and comedy being what happens when you fall into a manhole and die". It just strikes me as being nothing but triggery to probably 90% of my friends list on a good day so lets just say I gave my statement to the police over what I witnessed and just walked away shaking my head in disbelief. 
snowywolfowl: (Default)
I haven't been feeling too hot lately so that, and a lack of stuff that I can feel comfortable about posting*, has conspired to keep me from saying much lately. Not much really to report. My nephews are looking good, the family is thrilled, and school preparations proceed accordingly.


Take care all.







*The most interesting thing that I've seen recently falls under Mel Brooks definition of "tragedy being what happens when I cut my finger, and comedy being what happens when you fall into a manhole and die". It just strikes me as being nothing but triggery to probably 90% of my friends list on a good day so lets just say I gave my statement to the police over what I witnessed and just walked away shaking my head in disbelief. 
snowywolfowl: (Default)
I haven't been feeling too hot lately so that, and a lack of stuff that I can feel comfortable about posting*, has conspired to keep me from saying much lately. Not much really to report. My nephews are looking good, the family is thrilled, and school preparations proceed accordingly.


Take care all.







*The most interesting thing that I've seen recently falls under Mel Brooks definition of "tragedy being what happens when I cut my finger, and comedy being what happens when you fall into a manhole and die". It just strikes me as being nothing but triggery to probably 90% of my friends list on a good day so lets just say I gave my statement to the police over what I witnessed and just walked away shaking my head in disbelief. 
snowywolfowl: (Beer!)
I was at my local guitar shop recently and the clerk there told me a story about how he'd seen some guy trying to cross part of the river by hopping from one buoy to another. Apparently the guy did pretty well, all things considered, since he got about halfway before losing his balance and falling into the river. After that, he managed to get to the bank and get away before the cops could arrive to take him into custody for the psychiatric evaluation that would likely have followed.
 
So, why a psych eval, you ask? Well, let me describe the buoy line for you. For one thing, the buoys are big, big enough to support an adult man's weight for at least long enough for him to try to transfer his weight to the next buoy. Secondly, there is no space between them, making it doubly feasible for a person to get from one to the other. This is not a design flaw, but in fact a result of their intended purpose to keep small boats, canoes and kayaks away from that area.

And what, pray tell, is in that area? I am so glad you asked.

How about a hydro-electric dam?

Seriously if this guy had been stupid enough to try this on an upstream line he'd have been fish food. As it was he was just darn lucky the current pulled him away from the dam instead of towards it like it could have, because if it had the hydraulics at the base of the dam would have pulled him under.

So, as my public service message to this idiot let me just say "Dude, if you want to do this go on the game show "Wipeout". Win or lose you'll get props from your friends, maybe win a few grand, and most importantly, not get turned into salmon bait.

Boogles the mind, doesn't it?
snowywolfowl: (Beer!)
I was at my local guitar shop recently and the clerk there told me a story about how he'd seen some guy trying to cross part of the river by hopping from one buoy to another. Apparently the guy did pretty well, all things considered, since he got about halfway before losing his balance and falling into the river. After that, he managed to get to the bank and get away before the cops could arrive to take him into custody for the psychiatric evaluation that would likely have followed.
 
So, why a psych eval, you ask? Well, let me describe the buoy line for you. For one thing, the buoys are big, big enough to support an adult man's weight for at least long enough for him to try to transfer his weight to the next buoy. Secondly, there is no space between them, making it doubly feasible for a person to get from one to the other. This is not a design flaw, but in fact a result of their intended purpose to keep small boats, canoes and kayaks away from that area.

And what, pray tell, is in that area? I am so glad you asked.

How about a hydro-electric dam?

Seriously if this guy had been stupid enough to try this on an upstream line he'd have been fish food. As it was he was just darn lucky the current pulled him away from the dam instead of towards it like it could have, because if it had the hydraulics at the base of the dam would have pulled him under.

So, as my public service message to this idiot let me just say "Dude, if you want to do this go on the game show "Wipeout". Win or lose you'll get props from your friends, maybe win a few grand, and most importantly, not get turned into salmon bait.

Boogles the mind, doesn't it?
snowywolfowl: (Beer!)
I was at my local guitar shop recently and the clerk there told me a story about how he'd seen some guy trying to cross part of the river by hopping from one buoy to another. Apparently the guy did pretty well, all things considered, since he got about halfway before losing his balance and falling into the river. After that, he managed to get to the bank and get away before the cops could arrive to take him into custody for the psychiatric evaluation that would likely have followed.
 
So, why a psych eval, you ask? Well, let me describe the buoy line for you. For one thing, the buoys are big, big enough to support an adult man's weight for at least long enough for him to try to transfer his weight to the next buoy. Secondly, there is no space between them, making it doubly feasible for a person to get from one to the other. This is not a design flaw, but in fact a result of their intended purpose to keep small boats, canoes and kayaks away from that area.

And what, pray tell, is in that area? I am so glad you asked.

How about a hydro-electric dam?

Seriously if this guy had been stupid enough to try this on an upstream line he'd have been fish food. As it was he was just darn lucky the current pulled him away from the dam instead of towards it like it could have, because if it had the hydraulics at the base of the dam would have pulled him under.

So, as my public service message to this idiot let me just say "Dude, if you want to do this go on the game show "Wipeout". Win or lose you'll get props from your friends, maybe win a few grand, and most importantly, not get turned into salmon bait.

Boogles the mind, doesn't it?

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