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'Gallon Smashing' - The Stupidest Craze Ever?  
User currently offlineRussianJet From Belgium, joined Jul 2007, 7704 posts, RR: 21
Posted (1 year 6 months 1 week 8 hours ago) and read 2113 times:
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I am astonished. I don't think I actually have the words to adequately sum up what I think about the fools carrying out these 'pranks'. I like funny stuff, but this simply is not funny. It's vandalism, plain and simple. I'd happily see these people face court and receive stiff punishments for this idiocy.

http://www.thesun.co.uk/sol/homepage...er-gallon-smashing-goes-viral.html


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User currently offlinezippyjet From United States of America, joined Sep 2001, 5478 posts, RR: 12
Reply 1, posted (1 year 6 months 1 week 7 hours ago) and read 2083 times:

Some other stupid crazes from the past, some were harmful/deadly in no particular order:
  • From 1972 those Zonkers: 2 moderate sized marble balls at the ends of a rope that people click clacked together. It came and went when the balls would break and detritious got impaled in one's head.
  • Wilding: wanton blatant assault and vandalism period!
  • Dog and cock fighting, Michael Vick never got that memo several years back.
  • Having kids out of wedlock, embraced by the Hollywierd glitteratti.
  • car surfing: On ones belly on top of a speeding car/subway train, pick your vehicle of transport.
  • The Harlem Shuffle or whatever the latest stupid flashmob dance is.
  • Gangnam style dancing. If Psi has another hit at least in the USA, it would be the 8th. wonder of the world.
  • Who Wants to Be a MIllionaire: ABC for awhile had it on every night for 2 episodes.
  • The Macarena
  • Female circumcision/genital mutilation, a cultural thing.


I'll think of more.



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User currently offlinedragon-wings From United States of America, joined Apr 2001, 3986 posts, RR: 0
Reply 2, posted (1 year 6 months 1 week 7 hours ago) and read 2059 times:

How is this a prank?? The only ones getting covered in stuff, falling down, and maybe getting embarrassed are the ones doing the smashing.  Yeah sure

[Edited 2013-03-20 14:26:27]


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User currently offlineRussianJet From Belgium, joined Jul 2007, 7704 posts, RR: 21
Reply 3, posted (1 year 6 months 1 week 7 hours ago) and read 2039 times:
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Quoting zippyjet (Reply 1):
Some other stupid crazes from the past, some were harmful/deadly in no particular order:

You forgot 'planking'. That particular craze rhymes with an activity that its participants probably engage in almost constantly.

Quoting dragon-wings (Reply 2):
How is this a prank??

Exactly. I just think it's vandalism.



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User currently offlineAeroWesty From United States of America, joined Oct 2004, 20647 posts, RR: 62
Reply 4, posted (1 year 6 months 1 week 7 hours ago) and read 2018 times:

I read a news story a week ago or so where a couple of teens were caught doing this, and face vandalism charges plus restitution of around $2,000 for the merchandise ruined by being splattered with milk. Since it's obviously a crime, I don't know why youtube continues to host these videos.


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User currently offlineajd1992 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 5, posted (1 year 6 months 1 week 5 hours ago) and read 1943 times:

Quoting AeroWesty (Reply 4):

I read a news story a week ago or so where a couple of teens were caught doing this, and face vandalism charges plus restitution of around $2,000 for the merchandise ruined by being splattered with milk. Since it's obviously a crime, I don't know why youtube continues to host these videos.

If they buy the stuff there is nothing wrong with doing it.

As it stands I find it rather funny 


User currently offlineRussianJet From Belgium, joined Jul 2007, 7704 posts, RR: 21
Reply 6, posted (1 year 6 months 1 week 5 hours ago) and read 1938 times:
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Quoting ajd1992 (Reply 5):
If they buy the stuff there is nothing wrong with doing it.

Total nonsense. People have the right to shop in peace without louts smashing milk all over the place, and without being fooled into showing concern for someone they might think has just suffered an accident, or alarmed by the same.



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User currently offlineAeroWesty From United States of America, joined Oct 2004, 20647 posts, RR: 62
Reply 7, posted (1 year 6 months 1 week 4 hours ago) and read 1932 times:

Quoting ajd1992 (Reply 5):
If they buy the stuff there is nothing wrong with doing it.

How many kids did you see doing this beyond the checkout registers in the videos? None by my count.



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User currently onlineKPDX From United States of America, joined Dec 2005, 2754 posts, RR: 2
Reply 8, posted (1 year 6 months 1 week 4 hours ago) and read 1916 times:

Oh wow.. This takes the cake for the most idiotic "prank/fad" I've seen. How does anyone even find this remotely funny?  sarcastic 

[Edited 2013-03-20 17:22:21]


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User currently offlineWestJet747 From Canada, joined Aug 2011, 1834 posts, RR: 10
Reply 9, posted (1 year 6 months 1 week 4 hours ago) and read 1885 times:

There's nothing funny about this. I've never found vandalism funny. The fact that it has become such a huge fad has made me incredibly worried for my generation (I'm only a few years removed from my teens). If I ever saw this happen at my local grocery store I'd go find wherever the camera is and kindly hand it over to the store manager as evidence.

Quoting AeroWesty (Reply 7):
Quoting ajd1992 (Reply 5):
If they buy the stuff there is nothing wrong with doing it.

How many kids did you see doing this beyond the checkout registers in the videos? None by my count.

        

Quoting zippyjet (Reply 1):
The Harlem Shuffle or whatever the latest stupid flashmob dance is.

The Harlem Shake. I actually thought it was pretty awesome for all of a week before everyone made their own version. I was actually a big fan of the song too before the video ruined it for me...



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User currently onlinejetblueguy22 From United States of America, joined Nov 2007, 2799 posts, RR: 4
Reply 10, posted (1 year 6 months 1 week 3 hours ago) and read 1853 times:
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What an idiotic "prank". Kids will do anything to be the next YouTube hit. It's pretty sad. They should prosecute all these kids. There is a time when you have to pay for your childish mistakes. If you went ahead and posted it on the internet you clearly do not care about what you did, so here is a vandalism charge to change your mind. This is just like graffiti. I'll forever wonder why people get joy in painting someone else's property.
Pat



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User currently offlineIMissPiedmont From United States of America, joined May 2001, 6294 posts, RR: 33
Reply 11, posted (1 year 6 months 1 week 3 hours ago) and read 1853 times:

Quoting AeroWesty (Reply 4):

Are you serious? I don't believe you could be.



Damn, this website is getting worse daily.
User currently offlineAeroWesty From United States of America, joined Oct 2004, 20647 posts, RR: 62
Reply 12, posted (1 year 6 months 1 week 3 hours ago) and read 1851 times:

Quoting IMissPiedmont (Reply 11):
Are you serious? I don't believe you could be.

Why would I lie about something like that? The story was still in my browser cache, here it is:

2 teens charged in Camp Hill gallon smashing prank

$1,300 in damage, $2,000 total restitution.



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User currently offlinerfields5421 From United States of America, joined Jul 2007, 7607 posts, RR: 32
Reply 13, posted (1 year 6 months 1 week 1 hour ago) and read 1781 times:

Quoting dragon-wings (Reply 2):
The only ones getting covered in stuff, falling down, and maybe getting embarrassed are the ones doing the smashing.

Two kids apparently tossed a gallon of water over the top of a row of shelves this morning. It landed right next to my wife, missing hitting her on the head by only a couple inches.

Let me throw eight pounds of water at your head, and see how 'harmless' it is?


User currently offlineMIAspotter From Spain, joined Nov 2001, 2776 posts, RR: 25
Reply 14, posted (1 year 6 months 6 days 19 hours ago) and read 1707 times:

Idiotic and senseless, a clear representation of the kind of stupid, brain dead society we live in today.

If one of these lads were to slip for real on their own mess, they would sue the supermarket, and knowing how the law works today, they may even get away with it.

I did my fair deal of silly crap when I was younger but I never thought of going into a supermarket and start smashing stuff up.

MIAspotter.



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User currently offlineajd1992 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 15, posted (1 year 6 months 6 days 18 hours ago) and read 1687 times:

Quoting RussianJet (Reply 6):
Total nonsense. People have the right to shop in peace without louts smashing milk all over the place, and without being fooled into showing concern for someone they might think has just suffered an accident, or alarmed by the same.

Doing in a shop is irresponsible but if it's outside then there is no issue with it. The act isn't particularly stupid, the location is though.

Quoting AeroWesty (Reply 7):
How many kids did you see doing this beyond the checkout registers in the videos? None by my count.

And what's to say they didn't buy it then went back into the shop?


User currently offlineAeroWesty From United States of America, joined Oct 2004, 20647 posts, RR: 62
Reply 16, posted (1 year 6 months 6 days 18 hours ago) and read 1675 times:

Quoting ajd1992 (Reply 15):
And what's to say they didn't buy it then went back into the shop?

In a couple of the videos I saw, you could see the kids take the containers right from the fridge cases. I realize you want to justify this somehow, but do you really think these nutjobs are going to pay for the milk first, when they have no intention of paying for the damage they do when smashing them up?



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User currently offlineflyingturtle From Switzerland, joined Oct 2011, 2414 posts, RR: 13
Reply 17, posted (1 year 6 months 6 days 17 hours ago) and read 1653 times:

All the children are... insane...


This is one of the worst "pranks" I've ever seen. It just has no sense other to prove a XS cojones size (before: XXS).


David



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User currently offlineMD11Engineer From Germany, joined Oct 2003, 14027 posts, RR: 62
Reply 18, posted (1 year 6 months 6 days 16 hours ago) and read 1634 times:

Quoting ajd1992 (Reply 5):
If they buy the stuff there is nothing wrong with doing it.

As it stands I find it rather funny

Until they meet the 200 lbs gorilla of grocer, who hands them a bucket and a mop and tells them to clean up the mess "before he gets angry".

Jan


User currently offlineajd1992 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 19, posted (1 year 6 months 6 days 16 hours ago) and read 1613 times:

Quoting AeroWesty (Reply 16):
In a couple of the videos I saw, you could see the kids take the containers right from the fridge cases. I realize you want to justify this somehow, but do you really think these nutjobs are going to pay for the milk first, when they have no intention of paying for the damage they do when smashing them up?

I'm not trying to justify anything, I'm just saying just because it isn't on the video doesn't mean it doesn't happen. The one I saw they already had the milk (Seriously, who even sells milk in that big of a container?).


User currently offlineAeroWesty From United States of America, joined Oct 2004, 20647 posts, RR: 62
Reply 20, posted (1 year 6 months 6 days 15 hours ago) and read 1609 times:

Quoting ajd1992 (Reply 19):
The one I saw they already had the milk (Seriously, who even sells milk in that big of a container?).

More milk is sold in plastic gallon jugs in the U.S. than probably any other size. You simply don't know what you're going on about.



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User currently offlineMIAspotter From Spain, joined Nov 2001, 2776 posts, RR: 25
Reply 21, posted (1 year 6 months 6 days 14 hours ago) and read 1566 times:

Quoting ajd1992 (Reply 19):
who even sells milk in that big of a container?

Have you been to America? they do sell milk in HUGE jugs (1 Gallon) hence the name...

MIAspotter.



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User currently offlineAeroWesty From United States of America, joined Oct 2004, 20647 posts, RR: 62
Reply 22, posted (1 year 6 months 6 days 14 hours ago) and read 1550 times:

Quoting MIAspotter (Reply 21):
they do sell milk in HUGE jugs (1 Gallon) hence the name

The statistics are from 2009, but this was the UHT percentage of milk consumption in Europe vs. fresh, I didn't realize UHT had such a large market share:

UHT milk as a percentage of total consumption:

Austria 20.3
Belgium 96.7
Czech Rep 71.4
Denmark 0.0
Finland 2.4
France 95.5
Germany 66.1
Greece 0.9
Hungary 35.1
Ireland 10.9
Italy 49.8
Netherlands 20.2
Norway 5.3
Poland 48.6
Portugal 92.9
Slovakia 35.5
Spain 95.7
Sweden 5.5
Switzerland 62.8
Britain 8.4

UHT milk wasn't even introduced to the USA until 1993, apparently. We like fresh milk here, and in big quantities. I've seen families buying 4 gallons at a time.



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User currently offlineMir From United States of America, joined Jan 2004, 21643 posts, RR: 55
Reply 23, posted (1 year 6 months 6 days 13 hours ago) and read 1541 times:

Quoting ajd1992 (Reply 5):
If they buy the stuff there is nothing wrong with doing it.

If they buy the milk, take it to their home and do it there, then there's nothing wrong with it. But not in a store or other public place, whether they paid for it themselves or not.

-Mir



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User currently offlineflyingturtle From Switzerland, joined Oct 2011, 2414 posts, RR: 13
Reply 24, posted (1 year 6 months 6 days 13 hours ago) and read 1521 times:

Quoting ajd1992 (Reply 19):
I'm not trying to justify anything, I'm just saying just because it isn't on the video doesn't mean it doesn't happen. The one I saw they already had the milk (Seriously, who even sells milk in that big of a container?).

Germany has 1 liter / 0.25 quart cardboard containers, Switzerland has 1, 1.5 and 2 liter cardboard containers, and 1 liter "plastic bags". Every country is different...  
Quoting AeroWesty (Reply 22):
UHT milk wasn't even introduced to the USA until 1993, apparently. We like fresh milk here, and in big quantities. I've seen families buying 4 gallons at a time.

I've always drunk fresh milk (pasteurized, shelf-life about one week) all my life, and now, in my own single household, I drink UHT milk solely. And I buy 5 gallons at a time. (When making coffee, the sudden revelation that I do not have any milk in the home is one of my biggest fears.)


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25 RussianJet : I don't agree with that either. First off, wasting milk by throwing it on the floor is disgusting. I don't care who paid for it, we should be gratefu
26 Post contains images PC12Fan : Oh please. If you actually believe that then you'd also believe there will never be a post on A.net asking why Boeing doesn't restart the 757 line.
27 zippyjet : If it were up to me I'd start the Sqauatting craze. And this is a positive healthy thing. Squatting to do one's business/ drop a deuce squatting inste
28 Post contains images DeltaMD90 : Well, I'm in the age group that is supposed to find this funny (no offense, some of yall sound like cracky old people yelling at kids ) but I can conf
29 Silver1SWA : My thoughts exactly. Now get off my lawn!
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