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Cherub Cow
Member
Sun May 17 03:37:33
This kitty probably needs humans with better organizational skills and a more ceremonious distribution of quality foods:
"Hangry Cat Argues With Man"
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FySbHvzeAB0
Cherub Cow
Member
Sun May 17 03:41:19
"Nervous New Driver Going To Stick To Sidewalks Until He’s More Confident"
[Onion, News in Brief]
http://loc...-sidewalks-until-he-1843483369
"...noting that he planned to keep his speed between 20 and 30 mph in order to avoid any collisions with fire hydrants or trees. “For now, I just want to go out and take it around the block a few times so I can get the hang of it. I’m also using the crosswalks to avoid busy intersections, which can be pretty overwhelming when you’re a new driver. Sure, I’ve had a few scrapes with pedestrians here and there, but usually I just honk my horn and they get right out of the way.” At press time, McCormick had decided to continue his driving practice over the weekend by speeding up and down a local hiking trail."
Cherub Cow
Member
Sun May 17 04:14:43
Sweet fire in downtown L.A.:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yZP1RodDTWk
..hopefully better video somewhere
Sounds like it was at a hash shop — lots of butane and flammables
tumbleweed
the wanderer
Sun May 17 22:22:28
...hmm, on topic, i just watched a firefighter-related Lets Game It Out today (plus has some sidewalk driving)... but i said i'd be more selective in posting them
(however, if curious it was titled "Meet the Worst Trained Police, Firefighters, and Medics Ever - Flashing Lights" & pretty good)


here's a highly portable potty
http://www.liveleak.com/view?t=sz2TZ_1589668011
not sure if naturally occurring or a setup
tumbleweed
the wanderer
Sun May 17 22:50:11
so my justification for this one is it's a sequel to that good cooking one from last thread >.>
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Vg--KbkIffY
(includes a 7-hr project that probably involved much reloading)
Cherub Cow
Member
Sun May 17 23:08:06
"not sure if naturally occurring or a setup"

lol
Good spot for one of those memes like: "Port-O-Potties have retaken their place in nature. *We* were the virus."

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"a firefighter-related Lets Game It Out"

I'm positive that I'll watch that tonight, since I am officially addicted :p

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Person tries to make a left turn without waiting for oncoming traffic to stop:
http://www...dui0/i_think_this_is_a_winner/
..a little difficult to tell with the sun being on the traffic lights, but the turning car tried to make the turn while the light was still switching from yellow to red (or had just barely gone red). Honda SUV probably at legal fault for running the light, but the Ford car made the bigger defensive error, I'd think. Probably one of those cases where the turning car can't actually see ahead of the turning vehicle in front of them, but they try to piggyback off the previous car's success. I see that all the time and think, "Could you even see anything ahead, or did you just risk it and hope for the best?" It's even scarier when it's a bunch of cars all doing it at once and oncoming traffic has to slow to save their stupid lives ;p
Cherub Cow
Member
Sun May 17 23:23:17
"a sequel to that good cooking one from last thread"

1:38, "We're gonna need our bucket for this."
lol.. I love his use of bucket.
3:58, "Treat it like a steak, and you're slaying a vampire" :D

That dominoes setup was amazing. It must allow saves for him to do the multiple takes, so that's nice :D
Cherub Cow
Member
Sun May 17 23:43:16
This police chase wasn't super interesting, but the ending was hilarious:
http://www...s/glskua/chase_in_my_hometown/
..lots of good fat jokes in the comments :D
Cherub Cow
Member
Mon May 18 01:01:11
Comments point out that this happened 11 years ago.. but anyways:
"Very poor ice driving."
[Top Comment]: "They can't find a driver at fault if there's no driver."
http://www.../gbf58l/very_poor_ice_driving/
tumbleweed
the wanderer
Mon May 18 01:51:00
re: chase
maybe there was a potato-themed costume party at the precinct when the call came in
Cherub Cow
Member
Mon May 18 03:01:33
That would be a relief to know :D
..because right now it seems like an Idiocracy thing of diabetic police trying to do law stuff ;D

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From John Oliver (aired May 17th, 2020)..
He's really trying to make that marble racing thing happen. With such a big sponsor, the tracks could get pretty elaborate:
http://youtu.be/z4gBMw64aqk?t=1198
tumbleweed
the wanderer
Mon May 18 17:54:59
go team Oceanics!!!!! (even though they -do- have a terrible record, i looked it up)

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"A man who wore a watermelon on his head while stealing from a convenience store has been arrested"

w/ photo:
http://www...ouisa-arrested-trnd/index.html
tumbleweed
the wanderer
Mon May 18 17:57:10
impressive dog problem-solving:
http://twitter.com/RexChapman/status/1262404673564180482
Cherub Cow
Member
Tue May 19 02:52:55
Pool must be too cold :D

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This made me lol quite a bit, just because it's so over-the-top Russia:
"Messing around with biker escalates quickly"
http://www..._with_biker_escalates_quickly/
Initially, the biker got provoked too easily considering that he wasn't in primary position (left way too much space for someone to enter the lane), but the hilarity comes from the jeep/suv *stopping* after his intentional swerve. lol... and pay attention because random pedestrians join in to beat up the suv driver and passenger XD
Cherub Cow
Member
Tue May 19 06:01:16
@"Meet the Worst Trained Police, Firefighters, and Medics Ever - Flashing Lights"

6:17, "Oh no, you impatient monster. Look what you did. You killed for me."
7:33, "Easy, uh-huh, uh-huuuh?" lol

I'm appreciating the "Grace" thing that he does.

That game needs some work :D .. and didn't GTA basically take care of all of that already? Like, it seems like GTA could just add a few mods and make that same game. :p

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More duck&dog stuff:
(duck herding)
http://imgur.com/gallery/qmr0MA0
tumbleweed
the wanderer
Tue May 19 18:48:16
i've run across a number of Grace ones :p not sure where it all began


another gender reveal incident (video title misleading)
http://www.liveleak.com/view?t=jHeW_1589890865
Cherub Cow
Member
Wed May 20 06:33:22
"Shot" definitely not sensible when the dart was thrown, yeah :D
Standing down-range always a good idea ;)

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Comments point out that the funniest thing here is that the person recording thought that she was in the right enough that she shared this video online...
"[Florida Woman] harasses a police officer who happens to be her neighbor."
http://www...harasses_a_police_officer_who/
Posted in the comments:
"For those unclear on the context, the police officer was driving into his building where he lives and this woman decided to honk excessively at him because she thought he was breaking into the building. He issued her a citation for it."

I can't find any primary sources. One watermark, @bobafry, just leads to someone who stole the video without sourcing it, and "InShOt" is just a video editing program. The popular assumption is that he entered the secured parking lot in his Fort Lauderdale P.D. cruiser (shown at the start of the video, which he references as having recorded her with his rear camera), and that she somehow (racism?) thought that a uniformed officer was actually a criminal.......... yeah... If she's not racist (seeing a black person and somehow not seeing the uniform or car) or if she's not elitist (seeing a working class person accessing her super 'sclusive apartment), then she's just an idiot ;p
Cherub Cow
Member
Wed May 20 06:48:32
"High Production Values Most Suspicious Part Of Conspiracy Theory Video"
[Onion: News in Brief]
http://www...us-part-of-conspira-1843542540
"“I admit I have my questions about what they’re hiding in the tunnels below the Denver Airport, but really, what I most want to get to the bottom of is how this YouTuber put something together with professional-grade sound and lighting,” said Miller, noting that the editing and even the graphics were so crisp and precise that they wouldn’t look out of place on a television network. “The longer I watched, the more my mind began racing: Where did he get all this equipment? Did he go to film school? How many people are involved in this production, and why? Why? What would they have to gain?” At press time, an agitated Miller had decided to follow the money."
tumbleweed
the wanderer
Wed May 20 13:20:11
sounds like Miller may be working for the Denver Airport & trying to distract us
tumbleweed
the wanderer
Wed May 20 16:57:28
since it's been ages since i posted one, another Lets Game It Out

this one really demonstrates his willingness to spend a really long time doing things :p

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=przFVvL-gxs

i was impressed by the fishing... then imagining how long to build that mud hut one bucket at a time... then still many more significant effort things later

Cherub Cow
Member
Thu May 21 06:40:45
4:21, "mining helmet... reveals that I am, in fact, a Poltergeist" :D
5:20, lol.. the fish must have taken a while too :D
6:05, lol! :D .. so many more fish
7:20, lol.. the setup of expecting him to say he'd put the bed in his mud hut only for him to throw it in the river.. nice :D
14:50, flying dirt platform XD
15:30, lol!! XD .. he keeps breaking the game :D
18:00, stealing stuff :D

Wowwwww. Amazing. The devs must watch this sort of thing like, "Shit... there's nothing left to do. He won." He didn't even bother with the nesting side where he uses all those materials to build some kind of castle.. so maybe room for a sequel ;D

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A comments says this was Köksal Baba of Turkey — a very proportional little person.. who fought a goat:
http://imgur.com/gallery/9sY8H2A
Cherub Cow
Member
Thu May 21 06:40:50
This guy, @micah.moeller, did a backflip every 15 minutes between sunrise and sunset for a neato video:
http://url...to-sunset-6807113569700777221/
Cherub Cow
Member
Thu May 21 06:54:06
*"A [comment] says"

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T-Boned by stop sign runner:
http://www..._was_tboned_by_this_bone_head/
A hit&run also. The OP explains, "not only do i have video of it but her license plate was left behind." Sounds like OP was injury free and okay on the insurance side. He's not sure about the consequences the hit&run driver faced, though she *was* caught.
tumbleweed
the wanderer
Thu May 21 14:47:25
probably what a self-driving car would do... obstruction cleared. continue on.

tumbleweed
the wanderer
Thu May 21 22:09:07
there was a pretty good moment of suspense on celebrity 'Who Wants to be a Millionaire' tonight (Dr Phil's phone-a-friend)

i was searching for the clip to post, seems others found Dr Phil as unpleasant as i did :p

one of many negative Dr Phil twitter posts that came up when i searched:
"Dr. Phil is legitimately one of the worst human beings alive but god I forgot just how -stupid- he was. Listening to him talk on Millionaire I just want to kill myself."

(i didn't find the clip, perhaps tomorrow... although this will now be too much hype for it)
Cherub Cow
Member
Fri May 22 06:40:49
Looks like ABC uses a forced "Select your TV Provider" screen to see the episode ( http://abc...aitlin-olson-and-lauren-lapkus ), and they must be clamping down on YouTube uploads because only their own clip of Dr. Phil answering a "milk" question appears. They must like people to torrent their content ;)

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If you want to be angry at people for a minute ;D ...
(Ugly-culture peeps try to run into a space to prevent a car from parking so that they can park their car in the spot)
http://www.reddit.com/r/FuckYouKaren/comments/gnt3hl/asian_karens/
Lots of Chinese jokes in the comments, but the language sounded Thai to me.. but the mother looks Korean... Either way: not Chinese :p
tumbleweed
the wanderer
Fri May 22 12:00:07
the Dr Phil phone-a-friend is here (at 5 minute mark)
...it may get yanked if they are being nazis

keep in mind, phone-a-friend is always tense & nerve-wracking as seems like over half the time the person runs out of time before answering, probably because they can't see the clock of death ticking

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-SI7HjXon_I&t=300

(Dr Phil's most annoying behavior was the prior episode so not shown there)
tumbleweed
the wanderer
Fri May 22 22:40:15
a Karen or over aggressive policing depending on point of view :p (from last year, but new to me... i think)

a broken tail light is the initial issue:
http://twitter.com/KHiveQueenBee/status/1263644459138342913

i blame her mostly
Cherub Cow
Member
Sat May 23 06:08:06
lulz. I remember that one. And that was re-posted to Reddit (r/PublicFreakout ?) a few days ago so I just re-watched it too :D

"i blame her mostly"
Same!
Still, the officer probably could have diffused it from the start. Like, when she says, "I don't think I deserve to pay $80," early on, he could have laid out her options like, "You either pay $80 right now, or I arrest you right now, and you waste the next few hours being processed and waiting for someone to post your bail," instead, he went right to the consequences without a warning.. which is kind of fitting given that he was giving her a citation without a warning ;D (but 6 months with a broken tail light? How would he know that anyways? Had she already been reported but not stopped?)

In the longer video she calls herself a "country girl" to explain her behavior :D

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"keep in mind, phone-a-friend is always tense & nerve-wracking as seems like over half the time the person runs out of time before answering, probably because they can't see the clock of death ticking"

Yikes. Like Kimmel said, she came really close to screwing that up. People waiting at home for the call should definitely have a little timer ready for perspective.. and give the answer first, *then* talk about how confident the answer was! :p

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Very cool evasion of police spike strip:
http://www.instagram.com/p/CAgAROSjw2w/?igshid=1jvhyjuk8w5cr
Cherub Cow
Member
Sat May 23 06:57:02
More chase footage (same one from above)! Helicopter camera:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_SzKwS-kqXE
Driver evades police for about an hour and 20 minutes, but someone posted these highlights in the comments (my captions though):
32:53 - aerial view of the above link
39:02 - spins out trying to make an exit, drives against traffic in the shoulder
40:12 - hits another driver head-on (looks like the other driver veered into the shoulder to avoid him — bad move)
1:06:50 - Someone (white truck) apparently tries to help police by blocking Driver and holding the brakes. Such a buzz-kill; I bet he was a booger-eating hall monitor in elementary school. But the white truck gives too much room so Driver escapes.
1:24:55 - Vehicle disabled; Driver and passenger flee on foot, reveal that they don't remember how to run or don't cardio, get caught by officer who runs with his arms flailing like an idiot ;D
Cherub Cow
Member
Sat May 23 08:00:44
This Onion article reminded me of the KMFDM song "Paradise".. "This planet is / A paradise ... For assholes"

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"Nation’s Politicians, Law Enforcement, Corporate Executives Marvel At Futuristic Utopia They’re Living In"
[Onion: News in Brief]
http://www...nt-corporate-execut-1843568548
"NEW YORK—Expressing disbelief that they were so fortunate to experience a true golden age of prosperity and technological wonder, the nation’s politicians, law enforcement officers, and executives marveled Wednesday at the futuristic utopia they get to live in. “To think that I have all this at my fingertips, whether it’s automated high-volume stock trading or unlimited surveillance footage of my employees, it’s like something out of a science fiction paradise,” said pharmaceutical executive Ron Pollard, who claimed previous generations of police officers, elected officials, and business leaders could never comprehend the world of unlimited possibilities that has been created for them, where they are free to do whatever they want all the time. “Walking through these plants staffed entirely by hyper-efficient robots, facial recognition cameras, maybe even luxury space travel, it’s almost like I’m living in a dream. There’s massive unemployment, and yet the stock market is surging. We’ve finally achieved a perfect society. It’s simply breathtaking to watch law enforcement arresting citizens for just going about their daily lives. Corporate lobbyists write up laws that only benefit the wealthy and elite. It’s like a never-ending dream. If Rockefeller or Henry Frick could see this sublime world, they would weep with joy. I don’t even need to employ a servant anymore when gig workers, that I can summon with the touch of a button, can do so much more at fraction of the cost.” Pollard added that with the rapid advancements of the past few decades he expected his children would inherit a world that, for them, would be even more unrestrained and full of possibilities."
tumbleweed
the wanderer
Sat May 23 13:02:32
that police chase was painful to watch... as someone who doesn't know police procedures & regularly rams other cars (in video games)

seems like they had multiple opportunities to ram/block him just watching some of those sample areas... & he was driving wrong-way & on sidewalks & hit at least one car so seems justified to be aggressive

then when white truck blocks them, they park far away & slowly decide what to do on foot... the guy must've been like 'get him already!'
tumbleweed
the wanderer
Sat May 23 16:25:53
seems like a creepy notice being sent from Trump campaign to his fan(atics):

http://pbs.twimg.com/media/EYuzeNBWoAAT2-2?format=jpg

tell them he's angry w/ them (in first person) & demand maximum money from them... i imagine he'd happily drain the life savings of every fan(atic)
tumbleweed
the wanderer
Sat May 23 16:28:32
oops... meant ^that for UP :p
tumbleweed
the wanderer
Sat May 23 16:38:42
come be humiliated at Fish Tales restaurant in Ocean City, Maryland:

http://twitter.com/Reuters/status/1264296292311797760
tumbleweed
the wanderer
Sat May 23 17:12:08
i would assume the levels of discomfort in this room are very high... except for the guy kneeling on the left
http://www.liveleak.com/view?t=9MFgI_1590228157
Cherub Cow
Member
Sat May 23 19:01:33
D:
..I know that pole fitness (the gymnastic side) can be technical and demanding, but this was mixed a bit too heavily with the stripping performance side (seduction poses), so it doesn't make sense if they were doing a sport demo. I'm just guessing that a pole fitness studio was asked to do a demo but didn't consider the audience, then the performer didn't have time to change the routine, stayed in the same outfit (instead of using leggings, for instance) because it's what she had, and just like that.. kids get a front row view to an 18-or-older show ;p

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"i imagine he'd happily drain the life savings of every fan(atic)"

Why be a president if you can't cash in on bribes and donations? ;)

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"then when white truck blocks them, they park far away & slowly decide what to do on foot... the guy must've been like 'get him already!'"

Yeah that was an obvious box-in moment (similar to that other video where the driver kept going back and forth on a dead end street), but they just kept taking their time. The thieves must not have been armed, but the police were maybe still hoping for a fire fight ;)

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"come be humiliated at Fish Tales restaurant in Ocean City, Maryland"

Humiliation-fetish people would like that, but then they'd have to *eat* at Fish Tales restaurant too D:

And I'm worried about the "nelson n.s.c" weirdo in the comments posting his clickbaitey workout video while talking about boosting his immune system [to be strong against coronavirus?].. and a couple of people replying to him with bot vocabulary ("Wow. You are an inspiration!! Congrats man!!"). I mean.. what if those two people were *not* bots and actually get inspired by semi-illiterate wacko narcissist entrepreneurs who shoehorn their vanity into any social distancing Tweet they can find? ;D

That may be related to this article:
"Roughly half the Twitter accounts pushing to 'reopen America' are bots, researchers found"
[Business Insider; May 22, 2020]
http://www...ccounts-are-bots-report-2020-5
tumbleweed
the wanderer
Sun May 24 02:12:10
probably no reason not to bot... I think Twitter allows them, and certain unfit leaders even retweet them and could easily be influenced by them as he thinks they are real supporters as he's a total moron... no politics here though :p
tumbleweed
the wanderer
Sun May 24 15:45:31
a lot of mud... i guess:
http://www.liveleak.com/view?t=sWg8k_1590331227
Cherub Cow
Member
Sun May 24 20:10:30
The dogs will respect him now ;)

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Sweet storm clouds rolling in:
http://imgur.com/gallery/JCpfkXi
These may be useful for a DystopiaCat apocalypse gif ;p
Cherub Cow
Member
Mon May 25 04:16:27
Psycho repeat-offender drunk driver, Javier Caldera, speeds (100+ mph) into rear of slowing vehicles (during daylight hours no less) while fleeing the scene of another accident...
http://www...s/gpzk9i/dont_drink_and_drive/
(more videos in the comments, including rear camera and news reports from 2019)
...he demolishes the roof of the car he hits since he was in a big truck and hit a smaller car (terrifying damage). He killed the other driver, Janet Genao, injured others, will go to trial for 2nd degree murder and will likely face life in prison, if (when) convicted. No updates on his trial since March, so Coronavirus may have delayed proceedings ( http://patch.com/california/temecula/suspect-deadly-temecula-dui-crash-stand-trial-murder ).
tumbleweed
the wanderer
Mon May 25 11:51:53
why even plead not guilty... not seeing the defense here :p
tumbleweed
the wanderer
Mon May 25 18:31:04
weird video & audio
http://www.liveleak.com/view?t=9WzaE_1590410077

the guy is probably performing... w/ small chance of drugs or under a T-rex attack

not sure about audio person :p
McKobb
Member
Mon May 25 18:39:57
That boy stuck in time.
Cherub Cow
Member
Mon May 25 21:20:39
I'd suspect drugs more than performance.. because why perform with such a small audience? ;D

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A bad lip-reading from the U.S. State of the Union (late February BLR video). Probably stop watching when they have Trump reading Tweet options.. it just gets repetitive:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VOyHF_OUuNE
Cherub Cow
Member
Mon May 25 22:02:57
This gets covered in the video description, but a woman and her son were hiking in Nepal, stopped at a tea shop, and attempted to haggle over tea price with the shop keeper. The shop keeper thinks that Westerners shouldn't get to haggle*, so she starts attacking: throwing stones and swinging sticks.
http://www...er_going_to_visit_nepal_again/
..so, remember to acclimate before getting into conflict with mountain people, because you have to be able to outrun them or fight them ;D

*(definitely a common sentiment around the world; one solution is to have a local guide who haggles with other locals without the locals knowing that the guide works for a Westerner)
Cherub Cow
Member
Mon May 25 22:16:21
Oo, more details:
(the hiker herself explains the events)
http://www...rna-circuit-nepal-my-response/
She wasn't just haggling: "After getting my son and I a drink, the woman charged me THREE TIMES the printed price in the menu. When I questioned this, she went crazy saying I had to pay or she would kill me. I paid the money and left, she then chased us along the mountain side screaming and throwing rocks."
Also,
"I did take a photograph of the outside of the shop, I was writing an account of my travels and was going to later write about how stopping here would inflate the price of a drink to three times that of other places. It was in fact this attempt at a photograph that triggered the situation."
McKobb
Member
Mon May 25 22:34:13
Atleast she had her stepson to help her out of the jam.
tumbleweed
the wanderer
Tue May 26 12:28:47
i remember eating at a place w/ my mother as a kid (probably some tourist spot, in US) where the drink prices weren't on the menu

turned out a soda was $4

guess they didn't expect repeat customers... or maybe they just make up the price based on customer & whether they seem like just passing through

(not terribly related to the Nepal thing, just reminded me of it :p)
McKobb
Member
Tue May 26 12:53:03
In those situations do you ask and get pissed to begin with or just enjoy your meal and get pissed at the ticket?
tumbleweed
the wanderer
Tue May 26 12:57:15
i just never order anything on the menu w/o a price :p

it was a lesson learned...(at the time, we (she) just paid & left, my mother was not a confrontational person)
McKobb
Member
Tue May 26 13:07:25
Usually getting shafted that hard on refreshments is reserved for entertainment venues.
tumbleweed
the wanderer
Tue May 26 13:23:51
i recall it as some simple little diner type place... w/ few other customers :p
Cherub Cow
Member
Wed May 27 06:01:11
"turned out a soda was $4"

Yikes.. for that kind of a charge, it should at least be a glass bottled soda :/

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"Atleast she had her stepson to help her out of the jam."

Yeah ;D .. I think they would have been in better shape if they'd just stuck together. It's simple horror movie logic; the "Hills Have Eyes" people *love* to split people up :p

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Comments point out that this was sort of a "Medieval Times" fight staging at a Renaissance fair:
http://imgur.com/gallery/T1oCjcl
Cherub Cow
Member
Wed May 27 06:30:39
How to make sugar clouds (set to the interesting part):
http://youtu.be/IYUl0W2Siac?t=151
Comments in the Imgur gallery ( http://imgur.com/gallery/wEjSmDG ) point out that the video-maker likely omitted his usage of hydrogen peroxide (Elephant's toothpaste).
Cherub Cow
Member
Wed May 27 06:37:02
Don't think I posted this..
"Real life GTA on the streets of Johannesburg."
(shipping vehicle shot at and robbed)
http://imgur.com/gallery/ZpDmisk
McKobb
Member
Wed May 27 07:07:25
http://youtu.be/JwyV55290GI

Proof of polycultural redneckery.
McKobb
Member
Wed May 27 07:12:18
Atleast he picked up his trash
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