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Minnesota Man Shoots His CD Player

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On 1/8/2020 at 8:13 AM, The Computer Audiophile said:

“The defendant said he was upset with his multi-disc CD player because it would not work. He brought it outside and shot it with his shotgun 2 or 3 times. He said he then beat the player against his truck 10 to 15 times.”

 

Reminds me of that scene in the movie "Office Space" where the beat a printer to death in a field. 

Some of you will remember the infamous and cryptic prompt from HP Laserjet printers: "PC LOAD LETTER"

 

NSFW

 

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2 hours ago, Kimo said:

I wonder what happened to his walkman?


He decided to find out how well his new blender worked when the batteries died. 


No electron left behind...

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16 hours ago, John Dyson said:

Someone in Europe would have used a knife :-).

 

John

 

Do you think Europeans tend to abuse knives.? 9_9


What’s true of all the evils in the world is true of plague as well.
It helps men to rise above themselves.
 
  ―  Albert Camus, The Plague.

 

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On 1/8/2020 at 12:34 PM, new_media said:

 

Tsk. No self-respecting redneck would risk damaging his truck. 

hmm, that sounds more like a "faux" redneck. Real redneck trucks out here are work vehicles, lots of rust and scrapes from farm and job site use. And "bumpers" are used

frequently for that purpose, perfect accessory for smashing CD players


Regards,

Dave

 

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18 minutes ago, sphinxsix said:

Do you think Europeans tend to abuse knives.? 9_9

No -- but when they want to destroy something, they don't have the choice of a gun, so they have to use a knife (or machete.) :-).  I am not intending to be rude -- just kidding.

I am a USer who used to drink a little (too much), and one thing that frightened me is the risk and responsibility of carrying a gun.  I thought one time about it -- for about 5minutes, and thought it to only be a risk, no benefit for ME.  I didn't run around where I needed that much protection anyway.   Those of us who are likely to follow the law are not likely to hurt someone.  It is the people who over estimate their competency and choose testosterone over reason that will get guns anyway.

 

John

 

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4 minutes ago, mansr said:

In some parts of Europe, gun ownership is as common as in the US, if not more so. The difference is that they are mainly for hunting.

IMO it makes some difference :)

5 minutes ago, mansr said:

Switzerland is an exception with many keeping military issue firearms in their homes.

True.


What’s true of all the evils in the world is true of plague as well.
It helps men to rise above themselves.
 
  ―  Albert Camus, The Plague.

 

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13 minutes ago, mansr said:

In some parts of Europe, gun ownership is as common as in the US, if not more so. The difference is that they are mainly for hunting. Switzerland is an exception with many keeping military issue firearms in their homes.

Here's what we have 🤣

 

Hope he doesn't have a CD player that's acting up.

 

 

 


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2 hours ago, The Computer Audiophile said:

I’ve always thought it’s strange that on one’s 21st birthday s/he can legally drink alcohol and legally purchase a hand gun. Great combo. Not. 

 

Actually, in most US states a child only has to be 18 to purchase a gun.  And in many states that includes semi-automatic weapons. :/

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3 hours ago, The Computer Audiophile said:

Here's what we have 🤣

 

Hope he doesn't have a CD player that's acting up.

 

 

 


ridiculous. 


No electron left behind...

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On 1/9/2020 at 5:30 PM, John Dyson said:

Someone in Europe would have used a knife :-).

 

John

 

 

Or a hex-wrench on a torx screwhead.

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Let's not forget that some both in Europe and in the US would just send it to a service.. 

(I almost forgot about this possibility while reading this thread, fortunately all my gear works fine otherwise it could've been in danger x-D)


What’s true of all the evils in the world is true of plague as well.
It helps men to rise above themselves.
 
  ―  Albert Camus, The Plague.

 

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Thirty plus years ago I sent a VHS player across the room in frustration - a good friend spent hours soldering the traces on the broken board and actually got it working again for years to come! A few years back I sent my phone flying across the room in fit of anger - it bounced off the floor due to it's silicone case and broke a living room window. Fortunately they are no questions asked, lifetime repair under warranty windows, but needless to say it was a big lesson on anger management, esp for the kids (who were in the room at the time).

 

So anyway, I can relate (just not the gun or pickup part).  


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Ballistic ventilation is a cultural practice in my region.  One sees its salutary effects on signs, mailboxes, and fixed pieces of lawn art.


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