Stupid things in our youth

Discussion in 'Training & Safety' started by MaineMan, Feb 4, 2014.

  1. MaineMan

    MaineMan New Member

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    My friend and I used to like to sit on the rail road bridge, drink our soda, then throw the can up stream and shoot it with our 22 as it came back twards us. Then one day we thought it would be more fun to throw it the other way, let it get way far out and see who was the best shot. Seemed like a good idea at the time. Couple of things we failed to realize is that when we fired the other way, there were trees on both sides of the bank, and we were shooting more directly into the water, when we turned it around and opened up the distance we hit a point that our little 22 would ricochet off the water and hit our neighbors house...oops! got lucky nobody was hurt

    My brother and I were shooting our bows in the yard...looking for a more difficult target to challenge us we decided to try kill a small bird in one of our big oaks...we both missed, and our arrows landed in our neighbors back yard...he did not appreciate it to say the least, and he was my math teacher to boot!

    its a wonder I survived, and everyone around me LOL
     
  2. SSGN_Doc

    SSGN_Doc Well-Known Member

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    1 pump BB gun fights. Not smart at all.
     

  3. MaineMan

    MaineMan New Member

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    yep put on a heavy coat my friend;)
     
  4. MisterMcCool

    MisterMcCool Well-Known Member Supporter

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    I remember shooting arrows straight up in the air. Don't remember why. :confused:


    no offense and none taken
     
  5. MaineMan

    MaineMan New Member

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    another good one...my friend and I were out killing sparrows with 22 bird shot...some how we started messing with each other, that stuff never happens :)...I told him he crossed the line and he better start running before he feels some bird shot...he took off running knowing I was only kidding but playing along, I wanted to time my shot just right, as to scare the crap out of him, but not hurt him...I rushed my shot just a little as he turned the corner of my house...I had to pick bird shot out of his head and back...my bad!
     
  6. MaineMan

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    he was a great friend, he never told on me, and still probably is carrying 2 pieces of bird shot I could not get out of his ear that day...I look back on it and wonder WTF was I thinking
     
  7. mrm14

    mrm14 Active Member

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  8. therewolf

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    Been there, done that.


    How about rock fights, using trash can lids as shields.

    SHTF when somebody got hit in the face, of course...
     
  9. MaineMan

    MaineMan New Member

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    we had walnut fights LOL
     
  10. Jagermeister

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    Some of the girls I dated.:rolleyes:
     
  11. winds-of-change

    winds-of-change The Balota's Staff Member

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    You weren't thinking. :p
     
  12. SSGN_Doc

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    My friend and I "borrowing" his dad's Prosche and running it through the canyon with the cruise control on 70 mph and our feet under the seats on a dare.

    Real chemestry sets, that had the good chemicals in them.

    Potato guns.

    Bottle rocket fights.

    Sparkler bombs.

    Building our own bike ramps.

    I kind of figure some of today's generation didn't even have Lego's when they were kids, or they would have choked. But, it is a wonder sometimes that many of my generation did survive, hopefully the ones who were smart enough to do stupid things the "right way".
     
  13. WebleyFosbery38

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    Ok, I was about 9 and it was november-ish, I got the brilliant Idea I was gonna boil sap that winter. Didnt have much for wood so I took my little 1 man saw out and started trimming. Saw a nice big dead limb about 15' up in a big maple, decided to go up and trim it out. I was sitting on the branch I was cutting (Duh, you know this is gonna end bad, sawing away when all the sudden, the damn thing let go further back than I was sitting and I fell hitting my head dead nuts on a burl root sticking up. Woke up on the couch with the biggest headache I ever had. Doctor said I would live but I gave up the dream of being a doctor (Dame Bramage) or boiling sap again, easier to get that from the jug...

    El stupido rides again...
     
  14. WebleyFosbery38

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    I would have loved legos but My erector set got a solid workout, I had the motor, that was super cool!
     
  15. MaineMan

    MaineMan New Member

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    that's a whole different thread :)
     
  16. Winchester94

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    My brothers, cousins, one of my uncle's, and I used to throw rocks, black walnuts, and chestnuts at each other. We shot each other with bb guns and pellet rifles. One time my uncle, he was about 23 years old, shot me with a bb gun from about 25 yards away and it hit me in the eyebrow. It bled like a mother afterwards but I told mom and dad I fell.

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  17. seancslaughter

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    I'm there with the pump BB gun fights

    Jumped an old SS el camino about 40 feet on the farm sending my buddy flying out the window(I was 13,but I had a farmers drivers license)

    Put a 5lb smallmouth bass I caught in the creek in my moms bathtub

    My buddy chased me into my room with my bb pistol I shut the door put my back against the wall and feet on the door and taunted him. In response he put the barrel under the door and shot me in the choad I kicked the door so hard it opened up(opposite direction than it was supposed to go) and knocked him out cold

    When my parents used to leave me at home and go to cancun for a month every year starting at age 9 my cousin swiped my grocery money and left me alone every year so by age 13 I would squirrel away money and one year I took my stepdads vette to the store to get groceries. I got pulled over going about 80 in a 30 the cop was cool and new my stepdad so he escorted me to the store and followed me home and told me I had to tell my stepdad or else he would


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  18. winds-of-change

    winds-of-change The Balota's Staff Member

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    You're parents left you totally alone for a whole month every year starting at age nine????? :eek:
     
  19. seancslaughter

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    My ditzy 16 yo cousin was supposed to stay home with me but she never did


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  20. MaineMan

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    you win!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!