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Redneck Tug-o-War Fail February 22, 2012

Posted by Retired Geezer in Art, Gardening, Science.
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Hat tip to my childhood sweetheart friend, David, who is not a Redneck but a Red Head.

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1. Retired Geezer - February 22, 2012

I think the winning truck is a Ford.

Just sayin’

2. wiserbud - February 23, 2012

That’s only a fail from the loser’s PoV. The other guy is gonna have an awesome story to tell about his truck for the rest of time.

3. daveintexas - February 23, 2012

There can be only one!

4. skinbad - February 23, 2012

*hooks thumbs under overall straps*

This reminds me of a Boy Scout troop tug of war contest when I was a kid. It was the final event in an all-day competition with seven or eight troops. You had to start a fire without matches, send a message with Morse code, get your troop over an eight-foot wall, etc. Points were awarded and it came down to the two leading troops at the tug-o-war.

There were probably 15 kids on each side. The adult in charge couldn’t get them to stop pulling so he could get the center of the rope over the half-court line in the gym where this was taking place. So he finally got frustrated and had them give enough slack so he could put the center of the rope on the floor on the line and then he stood on the rope (about 2″ diameter) to hold it there. He started counting to “three” (I guess he planned to jump off at that point). The kids all gave a mighty heave on about “two” and this guy got launched about six feet in the air. He seemed to survive the event OK, but that was the highlight of the day for me.

*unhooks thumbs, resumes rocking and petting coon hound*

5. Michael - February 23, 2012

Skinbad, I love folksy stories from the Utah outback like that. But someday, maybe you should turn off the TV and read a book. Just a thought.

6. skinbad - February 23, 2012

Book? If it has hot rhino on rhino action I might consider it. I’m also waiting for the hostages to publish their new coffee table book: “Back-Fat Fridays and the Mystery of the Submerged Bra Straps.”

7. Michael - February 23, 2012

The hostages are never going to publish a book. I’m pretty sure that every one of them, when they read, their lips are moving.

8. Tushar - February 23, 2012

Michael, how do you differentiate between IBers and Hostages?
How would you classify Laura, Dave, Lipstick and Pupster?

9. Jones in CO - February 23, 2012

Ten bucks the driver on the right said, right before the pull, ‘hey y’all, watch this’

10. lauraw - February 23, 2012

How would you classify Laura, Dave, Lipstick and Pupster?

Hmmm.
Probably somewhere in the middle there.

http://is.gd/IzWjD7

11. daveintexas - February 23, 2012

>> How would you classify Laura, Dave, Lipstick and Pupster?

Who cares, just get us a room.

And by “us” I mean me, Laura and Lipstick.

12. Michael - February 23, 2012

Michael, how do you differentiate between IBers and Hostages?

IBers are noticeably much smarter, better informed, and funnier than Hostages.

How would you classify Laura, Dave, Lipstick and Pupster?

In my opinion, Laura, Lipstick and Pupster are IBers.

13. osoloco - February 23, 2012

As a lurker at IB and H2: IB makes me feel dumb; H2 makes me feel “slow” on the humor meter.

14. RobinKaty - February 24, 2012

Reminds me of the carnage i witnessed at 17 between a red-neck in a F350 4WD and a stoner in an AMC Pacer… it was a horrible, horrible site as that poor guy was dragged all around the parking lot hitting the yellow parking bumpers and curbs – and I felt so bad that I could not stop laughing. Poor stoner, if I remember right, we all felt so badly that we gave him some cash.

15. BrewFan - February 24, 2012

IBers are noticeably much smarter, better informed, and funnier than Hostages.

Not to mention better looking.

16. Michael - February 24, 2012

That’s true, Brewfan. I’ve met a bunch of the Hostages and IBers, and the IBers, on average, are obviously much better looking.

I’m not including Dave in this comparison.

17. wiserbud - February 24, 2012

IBers are noticeably much smarter, better informed, and funnier than Hostages.

nuh uh..

18. Michael - February 24, 2012

I was curious about what the Flag Counter would do when we hit 1M unique visitors from the U.S., in order to make the columns fit, because there’s not room for more than six digits and a comma.

Turns out, they just add an “M” and round off to the nearest 10K. Good software.


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