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'Gallon Smashing' - The Stupidest Craze Ever?

Wed Mar 20, 2013 8:41 pm

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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RE: 'Gallon Smashing' - The Stupidest Craze Ever?

Wed Mar 20, 2013 9:12 pm

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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RE: 'Gallon Smashing' - The Stupidest Craze Ever?

Wed Mar 20, 2013 9:26 pm

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

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RE: 'Gallon Smashing' - The Stupidest Craze Ever?

Wed Mar 20, 2013 9:36 pm

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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Wed Mar 20, 2013 9:55 pm

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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Thu Mar 21, 2013 12:00 am

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 
 
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RE: 'Gallon Smashing' - The Stupidest Craze Ever?

Thu Mar 21, 2013 12:06 am

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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Thu Mar 21, 2013 12:13 am

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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Thu Mar 21, 2013 12:21 am

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

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Thu Mar 21, 2013 12:38 am

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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Thu Mar 21, 2013 1:36 am

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.
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Thu Mar 21, 2013 1:36 am

Quoting AeroWesty (Reply 4):

Are you serious? I don't believe you could be.
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Thu Mar 21, 2013 1:39 am

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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Thu Mar 21, 2013 3:46 am

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?
 
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Thu Mar 21, 2013 9:57 am

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.

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RE: 'Gallon Smashing' - The Stupidest Craze Ever?

Thu Mar 21, 2013 10:33 am

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?
 
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Thu Mar 21, 2013 10:59 am

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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Thu Mar 21, 2013 11:38 am

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).


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Thu Mar 21, 2013 12:31 pm

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".

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Thu Mar 21, 2013 1:04 pm

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?).
 
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Thu Mar 21, 2013 1:10 pm

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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Thu Mar 21, 2013 2:32 pm

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...

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Thu Mar 21, 2013 3:06 pm

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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Thu Mar 21, 2013 3:12 pm

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.

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Thu Mar 21, 2013 3:48 pm

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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Thu Mar 21, 2013 4:36 pm

Quoting ajd1992 (Reply 15):
The act isn't particularly stupid, the location is though.

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 grateful for the food we have and not dump it in such a wanton fashion. Secondly, if the intent is to cause people undue alarm by making them believe you're hurt when you're not, then that's also not ok, regardless of where you do it.
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Thu Mar 21, 2013 6:41 pm

Quoting ajd1992 (Reply 5):
As it stands I find it rather funny


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

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.   
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Fri Mar 22, 2013 12:56 am

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 instead of sitting. WEstern toilets may be thrones but they are bad for us. Asian countries and other places where one squats instead of sitting to poop.
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Fri Mar 22, 2013 3:42 am

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 confirm... it's not really that funny. Looking past the vandalism, what is being accomplished? Pretending you fell? You don't go on to trick anyone in a humorous way. I've seen some vandalous, immature pranks, but at least they are humorous, this is just pointless...
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Fri Mar 22, 2013 5:15 am

Quoting DeltaMD90 (Reply 28):
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 confirm... it's not really that funny. Looking past the vandalism, what is being accomplished? Pretending you fell? You don't go on to trick anyone in a humorous way. I've seen some vandalous, immature pranks, but at least they are humorous, this is just pointless...

My thoughts exactly.

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