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    sisterlimonpot
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    Not Very Smart

    Post by sisterlimonpot on Wed Jul 25, 2012 12:42 am

    My wife Terra is fond of saying that my last words on this earth will be something akin to, "hey, hold my beer and watch this shit!" Well, I have outdone myself once again. No doubt you will see this true story chronicled on the History Channel in the near future. Here goes.


    Last weekend I spied something at Larry's Pistol and Pawn that tickled my fancy. (Note: keep in mind that my "fancy" is easily tickled). I bought something really cool for Terra. The occasion was our 10th anniversary and I was looking for a little something extra for my sweet girl. What I came across was a 100,000-volt, pocket/purse-sized Tazer with a clip. For those of you who are not familiar with this household security product, it is a less-than-lethal stun gun with two metal prongs designed to incapacitate an assailant with a shock of high-voltage, low amperage electricity while you flee to safety. The effects are supposed to be short lived, with no long-term adverse affect on your assailant, but allowing you adequate time to retreat to safety. You simply jab the prongs into your basic 250 lb. tattooed sociopath assailant, push the button, and it will render him a slobbering, goggle-eyed, muscle-twitching, whimpering, pencil-neck geek. If you've never seen one of these things in action, then you're truly missing out--way too cool!

    Long story short, I bought the device and brought it home. I loaded two AAA batteries in the darn thing and pushed the button. Nothing! I was so disappointed. Upon reading the directions (I'm an techno-geek...we don't need no stinkin' directions), I found much to my chagrin that this particular model would not create an arch between the prongs. How disappointing! I do love fire for effect, and unchained electrons are just a whole bunch of fun. I learned that if I pushed the button and pressed it against a metal surface that I'd get the blue arc of electricity darting back and forth between the prongs that I was so looking forward to. I did so. Awesome!!! Sparks, a blue arc of electricity, and a loud pop!!! Yipeeeeee. I'm easily amused, just for your information, but I have yet to explain to Terra what that burn spot is on the face of her microwave.

    Okay, so I was home alone with this new toy, thinking to myself that it couldn't be all that bad with only two little bitty AAA batteries, etc., etc. There I sat on my couch, my cat Sookie looking on intently (trusting little soul), reading the directions (that would be me doin' the readin', not Sookie) and thinking that I really needed to try this thing out on a flesh and blood target. I must admit I thought about zapping Sookie for a fraction of a second and thought better of it. He is such a sweet kitty, after all. But, if I was going to give this thing to Terra to protect herself against a mugger, I did want some assurance that it would work as advertised. Am I wrong? Was I wrong to think that? Seemed reasonable to me at the time...

    So, there I sat in a pair of shorts and a T-shirt with my shades resting on the top of my head, directions in one hand, Tazer in another. The directions said that a one-second burst would shock and disorient your assailant; a two-second burst was supposed to cause muscle spasms and a loss of bodily control; a three-second burst would purportedly make your assailant flop on the ground like a fish out of water. All the while I'm looking at this little device (measuring about 5" long, less than 3/4 inch in circumference, pretty cute really, and loaded with two itsy, bitsy AAA batteries) thinking to myself, "no friggin' way!" Friggin' way--trust me, but I'm getting ahead of myself.

    What happened next is almost beyond description, but I'll do my best. Those of you who know me well have got a pretty good idea of what followed. I'm sitting there alone, Sookie looking on with his head cocked to one side as to say, "don't do it buddy," reasoning that a one-second burst from such a tiny lil' ole thing couldn't hurt all that bad (sound, rational thinking under the circumstances, wouldn't you agree?). I decided to give myself a one-second burst just for the hell of it. (Note: You know, a bad decision is like hindsight--always twenty-twenty. It is so obvious that it was a bad decision after the fact, even though it seemed so right at the time. Don't ya hate that?)

    I touched the prongs to my naked thigh, pushed the button, and HOLY CHIT! DAaaaauuuuuuMN!!! I'm pretty sure that Jessie Ventura ran in through the front door, picked me up off the couch, then body slammed me on the floor eight or nine times. I vaguely recall waking up on my side in the fetal position, nipples on fire, testicles nowhere to be found, soaking wet, with my left arm tucked under my body in the oddest position. Sookie was standing over me making meowing sounds I had never heard before, licking my face, undoubtedly thinking to himself, "That was fun! Do it again, do it again!" (Note: If you ever feel compelled to mug yourself with a Tazer, one note of caution. There is no such thing as a one-second burst when you zap yourself. You're not going to let go of that thing until it is dislodged from your hand by your violent thrashing about on the floor. Then, if you're lucky, you won't dislodge one of the prongs 1/4" deep in your thigh like yours truly.) SON-OF-A-BE that hurt! A minute or so later (I can't be sure, as time was a relative thing at this point), I collected my wits (what little I had left), sat up and surveyed the landscape. My shades were on the floor by the fireplace. How did they get there??? My triceps, right thigh and both titties were still twitching. My face felt like it had been shot up with Novocain, as my bottom lip weighed 88 lbs. give or take an ounce or two, I'm pretty sure.

    By the way, has anyone seen my testicles? I think they ran away. I'm offering a reward. They're round, rather large, kinda hairy, and handsome if I must say so myself. Miss 'em . . . sure would like to get 'em back.


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    Re: Not Very Smart

    Post by MxReEfEr92 on Wed Jul 25, 2012 12:59 am

    Wow...


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    Post by MxReEfEr92 on Wed Jul 25, 2012 1:00 am

    I have one with a 9 volt that I have yet to try hahaha


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    Re: Not Very Smart

    Post by clownfish14 on Wed Jul 25, 2012 1:58 am

    The first thing i thought after reading this was to bad inwasent there to see it!

    Haha thats pretty funny


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    Post by Crusty Old Shellback on Wed Jul 25, 2012 10:34 am

    I always knew your were a redneck, now you've proved it. Rolling Eyes Exclamation Arrow affraid

    Just so you know, I've still got the burn marks on my leg from when I tried this years ago. Wink But I did find at least one of my testicles, still looking for the other one. cyclops

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    Re: Not Very Smart

    Post by D0cdave on Fri Aug 03, 2012 6:49 pm

    Funny, That seemed to happen to this guy back in 2007. Weird.
    http://fubar.com/bikers/b154924
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    Re: Not Very Smart

    Post by clownfish14 on Fri Aug 03, 2012 6:56 pm

    scratch


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    Post by sisterlimonpot on Fri Aug 03, 2012 7:44 pm

    D0cdave wrote:Funny, That seemed to happen to this guy back in 2007. Weird.
    http://fubar.com/bikers/b154924
    Good job Columbo, and i believe it has been repeated many times before and after that.


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    Post by D0cdave on Fri Aug 03, 2012 7:54 pm

    sisterlimonpot wrote:
    D0cdave wrote:Funny, That seemed to happen to this guy back in 2007. Weird.
    http://fubar.com/bikers/b154924
    Good job Columbo, and i believe it has been repeated many times before and after that.

    No problem. I love it when I read something and then discover its a big pile of BS. Suspect
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    Post by sisterlimonpot on Fri Aug 03, 2012 8:37 pm

    That's a tough one, that would normally turn someone off from reading altogether, apparently your bs tolerance is pretty high. I applaud your perseverance.


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    Post by reefer87 on Sat Aug 04, 2012 10:06 pm

    Jimmy, jimmy, jimmy. I have done and seen some stupid things in life but that takes the cake by far. As far as your testicals go I think ran them over today on the 101. It was hard to tell what those little round thing were in the road till it was to late. Lol. Good luck recovering.
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    Post by clownfish14 on Sat Aug 04, 2012 10:14 pm

    affraid OUCH!


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    Post by sisterlimonpot on Sat Aug 04, 2012 10:37 pm

    that made me laugh. I'll have to construct a shrine on the 101. do you remember the mile marker where you saw it?


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    Post by reefer87 on Sat Aug 04, 2012 10:45 pm

    I think it was at the arniel exit.
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    Post by clownfish14 on Sat Aug 04, 2012 10:49 pm

    RIP Jimmy's Nuts!


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    Post by D0cdave on Mon Aug 06, 2012 4:52 pm

    sisterlimonpot wrote:
    D0cdave wrote:Funny, That seemed to happen to this guy back in 2007. Weird.
    http://fubar.com/bikers/b154924
    Good job Columbo, and i believe it has been repeated many times before and after that.

    Yes it has. I had to find the origin of the story... Best of Craigslist. If you have a spare evening I would definitely read through the Best Of listings... some are freggin funny, including this one.

    http://www.craigslist.org/about/best/sfo/40398110.html
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    Post by reefer87 on Mon Aug 06, 2012 5:40 pm

    Haha that's awesome.

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