Dumb ideas, unintended circustances

  • We've all seen these, if not participated occasionally...and some of us have the scars to prove it.


    My favorite one was a Day On The Green concert at Candlestick Park in San Fran years ago- Metallica was the headliner. The powers that be decided no alcohol, so they sold lemonade instead... and each plastic glass of lemonade had half a lemon in the bottom of the glass.


    What could go wrong, right? 60,000 rock fans, pissed off at the no alcohol mandate, being armed with missiles?


    It didn't take long for the first lemon to go streaking across the sky- followed quickly by another, and then it was out and out warfare. We were lucky we were in the stands and could use the seats as shelter... those poor bastards who were on the field never had a chance.


    Somehow though I do wonder if the guy who decided to put missiles in the glasses got into politics...it had to be a Les Nesmin moment.

  • First Redwood runs and Cj ranch. what a great idea to get together a half dozen or so biker clubs that all hated each other! along with hippies (men and women) who wanted to hang out with bikers.


    CJ ranch in clear lake had a boxing ring.... just ropes to trees. bare knuckle. No rules. I was in two of those. So far as I can recall.... three people shot (not fatal) dozens beat up badly... couple of rapes. Good times. When the Rolling stones hired the HA to be security at their concert at the Altamont.... I was like "WTF?"


    lazs

    "Don't let it end like this. Tell them I said something."



    Pancho Villa, last words (1877 - 1923)

  • Brother flew helicopters in the Army, then light twin engine cargo planes in all kinds of weather, then Jets for American. He said the most dangerous thing he ever did was right after he got his private license and he and I flew to Possum Kingdom lake in Texas, maybe '80. Little runway on a hillside. We did some snorkeling then started to head back after dark. The plane's landing light was out and we couldn't figure out how to turn on the runway lights, if there were any. I found a guy a with a truck nearby, may have been camping, don't recall, and I talked them both into him following us down the runway lighting it in front of us. We didn't die.

  • We had a deal in high school where our football team made it to the school board championship. Back in the day, they would play the game at the professional football stadium, one school on the North side stand, the other school on the South side stand (so the field would separate them).


    Well the year we went they cheaped out, and decided it was better to put everyone in the North stands - one school in the section below, the other in the section above (us). They also closed the concession stands to save even more money/trouble whatever, and allowed everyone to bring what they wanted including coolers that were un-searched (again, saving money).


    Long and short of it, everyone brought coolers with canned and bottled beer. Wasn't long until the shitheads down below started throwing bottles upwards, and some bright guy shouted "HEY EVERYONE LETS FILL OUR EMTPIES WITH PISS AND THROW EM DOWN!". One guy broke into the concession stands and found a large bucket - and a long line of dudes filled it completely with piss - that was thrown below to spectacular effect (think water bomber putting out a forest fire).


    It turned into a fucking debacle in short order. A school bus driver was even pulled out of his bus and beaten senseless. The city banned the school board from ever using the venue again.

  • LOL when the held the world cup in Africa for the 1st (and only) time.


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  • One of my good buddies flew helicopters in vietnam... several others I knew well. they were saying that they had 10 hours flight time when they started flying missions. Brutal.


    lazs

    "Don't let it end like this. Tell them I said something."



    Pancho Villa, last words (1877 - 1923)

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