Matt D
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Pointless Things You've Done

Wed May 23, 2001 12:10 am

Ok....if you are really a guy, then all of you at some point have done something really pointless, and moderately destructive or at least counterproductive. We can't help it. This is what us guys do. Since we all have violent tendancies inherent in our nature, we find a creative outlet, and do these harmless, albeit extremely immature acts to relieve the tension. It sure beats burning a house down or something. Here are some of my proud achievements from over the years:

Videotaped myself dropping a microwave oven off the top of a second story house.

Smashed an old TV set with a sledgehammer just to watch the screen implode

Set stuffed animals on fire

Doused a barbecue grill with gasoline, and ignited it.

Put firecrackers inside model airplanes and blew them up

Called taxis and pizza deliveries to my neighbors

Sprinkled gun powder on the ground, and ignited it to watch it burn

Hurled Coke cans from my backyard over the house to watch them blow up in the street

Built and used a "spud gun" to launch potatoes

Put firecrackers inside beer or soda cans to watch them jump into the air when the lit firecracker detonates.

Launched road flares into a pumpkin


Things I'd like to do:

Drive a car into a lake

Push a porcelain toilet off the top of a second story roof.

Buy two old junk heap cars and with my buddy, drive them into each other.

Buy an old car, drain the oil, and see how long the engine will run.

 
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RE: Pointless Things You've Done

Wed May 23, 2001 12:48 am

Arguee with liberals
 
EGGD
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RE: Pointless Things You've Done

Wed May 23, 2001 1:03 am

Probably:

Drank half a bottle of Vodka, then filled it with methane. Then stuff the end with a paper towel, lit it and threw it into a disused tunnel  Smile

the noise echo's like nothing on earth!

Also i used to drop my son on his head when he were just a toddler.

EGGD Big grin
 
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RE: Pointless Things You've Done

Wed May 23, 2001 1:31 am

Great post, Matt D!

I made some home made explosives in Russia - everyone did, it was awesome. How about this one - I filled a condom with a lot of water and dropped it from 14th floor!

- Made water bombs and threw them in school.

- Set off some firecrackers in school.

- Sprinkled my neighbors drying laundry with some nasty ass stuff that I made myself (hehehe, that was awesome.)

- Took a picture of the toilet

- Called someone in Moscow and woke them up Big grin

- Lit my fart on fire and burned my hand  Big thumbs up

- Decided to check if bees really do sting after they're killed - they do  Sad

- Some more stuff... Big grin
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RE: Pointless Things You've Done

Wed May 23, 2001 1:39 am

I also smashed a tv just to see what would happen.

Today I put a "Used" sticker on the toilet seat in my dad's office.

I love putting fire crackers in glass bottles and blowing them up.
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RE: Pointless Things You've Done

Wed May 23, 2001 1:41 am

Damn, I need to get some firecrackers. I am really missing out on pointless things to do.
 
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RE: Pointless Things You've Done

Wed May 23, 2001 1:48 am

We shot BB guns at model airplanes. Each guy had his planes and we shot at each others. The last one with a plane that could still fly would win. Of course we had to determine if the plane were still air-worthy if it were real.

We caught several catfish; brought them back to the city and dumped them in a neighbor's neglected pool

We threw tomatoes and dirt-clods at passing cars (and of course, snowballs).

more to come, if I can remember...
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RE: Pointless Things You've Done

Wed May 23, 2001 3:10 am

sheesh, am I the only more or less normal one?

I did set model airplanes alight, but that was in a reenactment of a groundstrike against their field  Smile
I had no more room for them, and wanted to have some fun with them before throwing them away  Smile

Also shot mice with a rifle. Not for fun, but because we could of course not put poison or mousetraps in the chickencoop...

For the rest, maybe living is pointless. Who knows until it is over?
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RE: Pointless Things You've Done

Wed May 23, 2001 3:59 am

Shut off the electricity to my downstairs neighbors apartment because they think they are musicians with talent and that the world should hear them play. (they aren't and it shouldn't).
 
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RE: Pointless Things You've Done

Wed May 23, 2001 4:07 am

Oh yeah i put toy cars in Vices..
 
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RE: Pointless Things You've Done

Wed May 23, 2001 4:10 am

Shot bottle rockets into a lake, just to hear and see the "Bloooop!" (same with various other fireworks)

Took a picture of Kelbasa boiling in a pot on the stove at Christmas.

Took a dremmel drill to an AOL CD.

Smashed up an old lawnmower with a sledge hammer.

Throw full pop cans up in the air to watch them explode in the street!
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RE: Pointless Things You've Done

Wed May 23, 2001 4:12 am

Hey you never told me that EGGD?
 
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RE: Pointless Things You've Done

Wed May 23, 2001 4:14 am

I did several times....
 
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RE: Pointless Things You've Done

Wed May 23, 2001 4:58 am

Created this masterpiece:

http://boxofstupid.dk3.com
 
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RE: Pointless Things You've Done

Wed May 23, 2001 7:44 am

I used to smash toy cars filled with lighter fluid and caps. And watch them burn.

Launched a nose heavy rocket with no parachutes. (The chutes were supposed to be in the back)
Over a hard dirt path on a day with no wind.
(It made a nice big hole and broke in half.)  Smokin cool  Smokin cool

Smash old electronic equipment.
(Radios, Watches, Cell Phones an CD Player)

 
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RE: Pointless Things You've Done

Wed May 23, 2001 7:48 am

Spit into an icecream stand from a mall balcony. A few minutes later the kind security guard escorted me out. My aim was very good Smile
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RE: Pointless Things You've Done

Wed May 23, 2001 9:07 am

Mine was :

Going out to a dance to find that there is no girls to dance with.

Kicking the Floor..

Riding my bike into a big ass bush to see what happens to me.. Boy I sure learned something from that.. Many scrapes.

Eat dog food.

Steal candy from a sture.. Boring and lame.

Lick a pole.

Touch another guys genetailius..
hey thats hwo hockey players are these days..

And Pick my nose and eat it when I was young. I was a sick Mofo.

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RE: Pointless Things You've Done

Wed May 23, 2001 11:09 am

stepped on a fire and put it out with my sock(hey, i was little, i didn't know better). I really want some fire crackers.
rgds,
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RE: Pointless Things You've Done

Wed May 23, 2001 11:51 am

Damn, I guess I am a bad ass mother @#$&!*...
I egg cars, throw m-80's in the road, take paintball guns and shoot them at cars, make bombs and blow up pumpkins, light kiddie slides on fire at the park Ever see a glowing orange and blue slide from 2 miles away?, sneek out, shoot roman candles into dry woods, take a match to industrial sized hairspray...homemade torch, the list goes on and on...

Love you lots (heheheheh)

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RE: Pointless Things You've Done

Wed May 23, 2001 12:11 pm

You sound like you'd get along great with my brother Matt.

My list of things isn't quite as long I don't think, but I've been known to do my share. Guess I don't act my age. Yep, I've done the whole pizza delivery thing and sent cabs to people too. Shot up a computer monitor with a rifle, opened up oreos and stuck them all over my brother's car (okay, this one was very recent I admit it!), Go to the Swifty Serve convenience store because very bizarre things always happen there (I think it's a portal to another universe), throw wadded up napkins onto my mom's bookshelves and try to get them behind all the books and crap, drive around with a troll doll in the sunroof of my car. I'm sure there's more, but this should be enough to prove that I'm a total dufus.

I guess it's not just a guy thing.
 
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RE: Pointless Things You've Done

Wed May 23, 2001 12:20 pm

Too bad most fireworks are illegal in Canada...

 
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RE: Pointless Things You've Done

Wed May 23, 2001 12:23 pm

I just want to tell you that i have done this stuff awhile ago...just to clear things up. Now...Fly down the highways in my 2001 BMW m-5 Sedan. Ahhh.
 
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RE: Pointless Things You've Done

Wed May 23, 2001 1:33 pm

How about the most recent one - put gum into my cousin's hair!  Big thumbs up
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RE: Pointless Things You've Done

Wed May 23, 2001 1:44 pm

Played with my............ooops, wrong thread!  Nuts

Aloha 737-200!!  Wink/being sarcastic
 
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RE: Pointless Things You've Done

Wed May 23, 2001 1:53 pm

I used to go to fairs and get a bunch of bumper stickers and put them on cars in the parking lot.

I also had fun playing with real looking toy guns on the side of the highway!
Pershoyu Spravoyu Litaki!
 
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RE: Pointless Things You've Done

Wed May 23, 2001 2:02 pm

OH, I BET you had fun!  Wink/being sarcastic

Man, we don;t have that shit here!  Big thumbs up (At least not much)
 
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RE: Pointless Things You've Done

Wed May 23, 2001 2:19 pm

-Openly scratched my butt on TWFirst XIV

-Counted my number of posts on TWFirst XIV for no reason.


-Farted.  Wow!

Aloha 737-200!!  Wink/being sarcastic
 
Matt D
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RE: Pointless Things You've Done

Thu May 24, 2001 5:21 am

Here is a bit more of my mischief:

Me and a friend were eating inside a Carls Jr (a fast food hamburger joint) and there was an old fossil sweeping up the floor. As soon as he pased me, I grabbed my french fries (chips for you Brits), and a napkin. I tore off pieces of the napkin and crumpled them up, and walked behind him as he was sweeping and tossed french fries and wadded up napkin pieces on the floor, so it looked like there was a Hansel and Gretel trail behind him as he allegedly cleaned.

I was having fun until the manager saw me and asked me to vacate the premises.

I've also gone through 24 hour drive throughs and asked for items that I know they don't have, and then kept changing my mind as they repeated the order to me. It went something like this:

"Welcome to Jack In The Box, may I help you?

Uhhh yeah...do you have any chocolate pudding?

"Chocolate pudding? No."

Ok...how about a Bic Mac?

"We don't have those either"

Ok...how about a Jumbo Jack with cheese and a large coke?

"That's one Jumbo Jack and a large Coke?"

No, I said two tacos and a jumbo Coke!

"Two tacos and a jumbo Coke?"

No I said three tacos, a Jumbo Jack, and a medium Diet Coke

"Three tacos, a Jumbo Jack, and a medium Diet Coke?"

NO!!!!!!! Three jumbo jacks, one taco and a jumbo Coke!!


"Please come to the window.....

and so it went.
They go NUTS when you do that!
 
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RE: Pointless Things You've Done

Thu May 24, 2001 6:09 am

My all-time favorite: stealing a shopping cart from the local grocery store myself driving the car and a friend in the passenger seat holding the cart while we drive down the street and ram the cart into a parked car!
 
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RE: Pointless Things You've Done

Thu May 24, 2001 6:45 am

Matt, your drive thru experiences make me think of my friend who rode through on his bike and asked for a "pussy on a bun." Let me point out that he did this when he was in high school. He was so stupid that he rode right by the window afterwards. It was the Arby's in his neighborhood and they recognized him.

I know another guy who drove through the Taco Bell drive thru buck-ass-naked.

My brother and his friend used to order nothing but a chocolate shake and then ask for extra ketchup at the window. Then they'd drive around and try to toss the ketchup packets under the tires of the car and get them to pop as loudly as possible.
 
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RE: Pointless Things You've Done

Thu May 24, 2001 7:46 am

Matt D,

I went to McDonalds with a couple of my friends a while ago... We get our food and sit down, one kid doesnt like pickles, so he throws them at a picture on the wall. They are still stuck there.

My uncle once shook a bottle of ketchup...................................Not realizing that there was no lid on it!
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RE: Pointless Things You've Done

Thu May 24, 2001 10:58 am

Holy Crap - Guys can do weird stuff....

I have to think of everything, so this is a list in progress

* Thrown Soda Cans off the bleachers at a football game to watch them explode

* Spit off the top floor of the county courts building, only to be queried by the security 45 min. later after some bystander ragged on me

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RE: Pointless Things You've Done

Thu May 24, 2001 2:18 pm

I put a toy car under a heat lamp very close and watched it melt.

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RE: Pointless Things You've Done

Thu May 24, 2001 3:11 pm

I grind up that stuff on "sparklers" (those fireworks things) and then light it on fire on the sidewalk

Tried to put out a candle (one of those ones in glass with a lid) by waving it fast in one direction hoping the wind passing over it would put it out, I ended up spilling wax all over our couch.

One time I wrote a fake note to my friend asking him to lunch and signed it as this ugly girl at school, so it seemed like the girl was asking him to lunch, and then I put it in his truck, we both cracked up when he read it.

I guess I am not as extravagant as some here, but you have some pretty good ideas (especially changing your order in the drive thru, Matt has some good ideas).
 
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RE: Pointless Things You've Done

Thu May 24, 2001 7:31 pm

Heck... you guys are really mad. I've never even thought of doing any of these things you guys have mentioned above. The worst I did was when I put the packet of ketchup at McDonalds on the table and smashed it hard with the tray.

The result was a table that had traces of a nuclear blast.
 
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RE: Pointless Things You've Done

Sat May 26, 2001 10:30 am

My friends and I were bored one weekend. So we went to Big Bear and bought 3 gallons of vinegar, and 3 boxes of baking soda...That pretty much explains it all.
 
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RE: Pointless Things You've Done

Sat May 26, 2001 11:38 am

NaHCO3 + CH3COOH --> CH3COO-Na+ + CO2 + H2O

That was a hell of a fizz, man.
 
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RE: Pointless Things You've Done

Sat May 26, 2001 7:16 pm

1
well today i stuck my finger into a Golden Orb HSF at work, not surprisngly i cut my finger severly.

2
It was only cooling a Pentium 166 @ 200 in a compaq machine that belonged to my bosses mum and we were performing minor speed enhancments up on it.
 
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RE: Pointless Things You've Done

Sat May 26, 2001 10:57 pm

My bro has a friend who used to live in the usa and moved to asia, and he had his bar mitzvah in atlanta(everybody stayed at the hotel as there were like 5 people who actually lived in atlanta) and we were staying at the swissotel well, i forgot what we were doing on the big balcony about 5 stories up, but anyway me, my bro, the barmitzvah kid, and all of the other guys in my bro's grade who were invited. We started throwing m&m's down as cars would be coming in and out of the parking garage. Eventually we got caught and we thought we were in for it big time, but the bell boy 5 stories down just shouted "Don't do that anymore" and luckily our parents weren't notified. We were so mature that day  Smile
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RE: Pointless Things You've Done

Sun May 27, 2001 5:02 am

>>NaHCO3 + CH3COOH --> CH3COO-Na+ + CO2 + H2O

That was a hell of a fizz, man.<<

It sure was.  Smile/happy/getting dizzy

 
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RE: Pointless Things You've Done

Sun May 27, 2001 5:19 am

Spent hours in aviation forums on Airliners.net instead of going outside.  Wink/being sarcastic
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RE: Pointless Things You've Done

Sun May 27, 2001 7:17 am

When I lived in Australia, I picked up a 'Wolf Spider' to show my classmates that there was nothing to worry about and that I wouldn't get bitten.

I got bitten..... Badly. (had to go to hospital and missed school for a week.....)
I used to think the brain is the most fascinating part of my body. But, hey, who is telling me that?
 
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RE: Pointless Things You've Done

Tue May 29, 2001 2:51 am

Threw glass bottles in the street to see them break

Held a paper towel in front of a candle to see if it would catch fire (it did)

Copied pictures of my butt on a copy machine

 Nuts
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RE: Pointless Things You've Done

Thu May 31, 2001 1:57 am

Was born.  Big thumbs up
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RE: Pointless Things You've Done

Thu May 31, 2001 2:59 am

oh yeah, when i was a teenager i was drunk and out with some friends. We were drinking a bottle of Whiskey and i finished it off, it was night so i threw it at one of my friends, but not directly at him just near him. That was sooooo funny watching him run around like a crazy axeman

EGD Big grin
 
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RE: Pointless Things You've Done

Thu May 31, 2001 9:24 am

Oh yeah, shaved off my facial hair today because I had to go to interview. And then I found out that their company does not care if you have facial hair or not.  Sad And I look like a dumbass.
Money does not bring you happiness. But it's better to cry in your own private limo than on a cold bus stop.
 
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RE: Pointless Things You've Done

Thu May 31, 2001 11:19 am

Well, when I was younger I would go buy little action figures and tie them up to a ribbon or string. I would then swing it around and around, then at the right time, I would let go and they would fly up in the air really high. One time, one fell down on the neighbor's car and dented it slightly.  Big thumbs up

One time, I put one black cat (a fire cracker) in a plastic easter egg, then lighted the fuse, and put a quite large plastic cup over the egg, the cup blew 20 feet in the air and the egg was in little pieces. LOL

Went to the top of the tallest building in Austin and dropped things like matchbox cars and even a stuffed animal off the roof.

When I was 13, I had a sling-shot and would shoot little rocks or marbles way up into the sky, but one time, I heard glass break behind our fence and it turned out I broke the winshield of the people behind us' car! LOL

I have also jumped off many cliffs into lake Travis.  Big thumbs up

 
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RE: Pointless Things You've Done

Thu May 31, 2001 2:36 pm

Tomorrow, a couple of friends and I plan to push a car through a Jack in the Box drive through. I'll take pictures and post them up on the TWfirst thread if the plan falls through.
Get your patchouli stink outta my store!
 
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RE: AerLingus

Thu May 31, 2001 2:43 pm

While you're at it, please get me a couple of breakfast jacks. Big grin
 
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RE: Pointless Things You've Done

Thu May 31, 2001 4:23 pm

Oh yeah, how about some more.

- Received Oral sex in my mom's car (not that pointless, but oh well)

- Put toothpaste on my cousin, his cousin and some other people (Russian Camp Tradition)

- Put salt in people's drinks

- Put toothpaste on some random passenger riding in the bus from Kiev to Zhitomir (that ruled)

I'll think of some more...

Great topic, come on, more replies!
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