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Unread postAuthor: frankrede » Sun Jul 08, 2007 8:30 pm

maybe it was a crazed Irish slugger!
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Unread postAuthor: Alchy_Bang » Mon Jul 09, 2007 3:57 am

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Passers-by called police at 10:17 p.m. when they saw a man lying in the middle of Berkeley Street. Shafer had a massive head injury but no bullet wounds, and officers didn't find anything nearby that appeared to have been used as a weapon, other than the potatoes. Officers later found the cracked baseball bat.

Shafer was admitted to intensive care at Medical University Hospital.
http://www.charleston.net/news/2007/jul ... ing/?print



yea.. that sounds pretty fishy.
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Unread postAuthor: to_live » Mon Jul 09, 2007 5:35 am

maybe some guy was flying his plane and he was eating a raw spud, and he accidently dropped it out the window, and this poor poor man happend to be walking by holding his aluminium bat and the spud hit him in the head, and he fell over and the bat somehow went flying up in the air, and landed on the ground really hard and cracked...
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Unread postAuthor: mark.f » Mon Jul 09, 2007 9:25 am

"It's the damndest thing I've ever saw..."

This suggests to me a suburban/urban environ, as more rural officials would not say anything like this.

In any case, this may be a bad bit for the area, as a citywide/parishwide/countywide ban may ensue, and actually be enforced.

I agree that it's idiots like this who make spudding look bad, just like it's idiots who drive around with spotlights in Fontainebleau state park to shine deer make hunters look bad, and people who fish in private Marinas where they feed the fish every morning make fisherman look bad.

It's just like any hobby in the world. It may not actually become illegal countrywide for potato guns, but if incidents like this keep occuring, it may become like benchresting and target shooting with large-bore rifles has developed into today. If you tell people that you won three second place and two first place trophies in your gun club's annual 1,000 yard prone rifle competition, the average dick off the street assumes he's some loser: a deranged sniper-potential who just likes to shoot things.
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Unread postAuthor: joannaardway » Mon Jul 09, 2007 12:54 pm

Oh come on guys - it's obvious (drunken voices):
"Heyyy - theres bat in these bush."
"Whoo! - if I get my spudgunn, duyo think you could hitta tatoe wif it...?"
"Na there's an idear. I fink I could due tha."
"K than - I go gett."
And they do this for a few minutes, crack the bat while trying, and then... that's where I lose the plot.

I sure hope that it's a baseball bat incident, rather than a spudgun incident - no one will argue for baseball bat banning. Spudguns wouldn't fare so well.
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Unread postAuthor: A-98 » Mon Jul 09, 2007 1:55 pm

ok, ive got it. a guy is walking along with a baseball bat, and a potato launcher. he decides to have some fun, so he goes to load up the launcher, using the bat as a ramrod. however, the bat is too short, so he throws it away into the night (and accidentally, yet solidly, thumps someone) he then shoots his cannon up into the air, but due to an improbability feild the potato falls on the ground next to his accidental victim.

what? it makes perfect sense......
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Unread postAuthor: goathunter » Mon Jul 09, 2007 5:05 pm

I doubt they'll ever enforce bans or even make one for that matter.This is SC we don't go making laws for the sake of the stupid.We rank a D- on the BradyBill website.The only thing keeping us from an F is the fact that we don't sell handguns to minors(a minor over 14 can buy a long gun).I can't see a spudgun ban in the near future.
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Unread postAuthor: jrrdw » Mon Jul 09, 2007 6:04 pm

A-98 has to much time on his hands! How long ago did the writer put this artical to print? Didn't the artical mention The SGTC? This has to be bullshit or old news.
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Unread postAuthor: paaiyan » Mon Jul 09, 2007 6:17 pm

A-98 wrote:ok, ive got it. a guy is walking along with a baseball bat, and a potato launcher. he decides to have some fun, so he goes to load up the launcher, using the bat as a ramrod. however, the bat is too short, so he throws it away into the night (and accidentally, yet solidly, thumps someone) he then shoots his cannon up into the air, but due to an improbability feild the potato falls on the ground next to his accidental victim.

what? it makes perfect sense......


Bwahahaha, improbability field, I like this guy. I think it's BS personally, something is amiss.
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Unread postAuthor: Alchy_Bang » Mon Jul 09, 2007 9:30 pm

A-98 wrote:ok, ive got it. a guy is walking along with a baseball bat, and a potato launcher. he decides to have some fun, so he goes to load up the launcher, using the bat as a ramrod. however, the bat is too short, so he throws it away into the night (and accidentally, yet solidly, thumps someone) he then shoots his cannon up into the air, but due to an improbability feild the potato falls on the ground next to his accidental victim.

what? it makes perfect sense......



....rofl. that just made my day.
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Unread postAuthor: PCGUY » Mon Jul 09, 2007 10:07 pm

Guys please, lets get back to the article OK?

I PM'ed f.c. about his comments... I would prefer to never see something like that in a post again... joking or not.
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Unread postAuthor: rednecktatertosser » Mon Jul 09, 2007 10:13 pm

A-98 wrote:ok, ive got it. a guy is walking along with a baseball bat, and a potato launcher. he decides to have some fun, so he goes to load up the launcher, using the bat as a ramrod. however, the bat is too short, so he throws it away into the night (and accidentally, yet solidly, thumps someone) he then shoots his cannon up into the air, but due to an improbability feild the potato falls on the ground next to his accidental victim.

what? it makes perfect sense......


ROFL!!! wow, you could work for the CSI, that astually works, lol
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Unread postAuthor: spudbud101 » Mon Jul 09, 2007 10:26 pm

:lol: Best explanation yet! Wow.
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Unread postAuthor: ammosmoke » Tue Jul 10, 2007 12:14 am

Well, Ive seen many aluminum bats crack. All you have to do is play with it a while, and on some cold day, it cracks. That simple. They are filled with compressed gas and they are very thin. They just don't last that long. A good bat will get you through a season before it loses its pop (loss of gas) or cracks. Some, like my stealth and 888, have lasted a couple. So, I say it was an old bat that was about to, or was cracked already. Either somebody tossed it there, or it hit the guy with enough force to finally make it give out. Okok no this is it!! The victim is eating raw potato cuz it was cheap and he hadn't eaten since 4 the day before and he was really hungry. He just finished it, and this guy comes and smacks him with a bat and it cracks cus its old and about to give, and that makes it not hit him as hard, cus the dent absorbed the shock. O0o0o0o. Well, its just as rediculous as the news story.
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Unread postAuthor: chartreusesnot » Tue Jul 10, 2007 12:44 am

ive got it!!! SO the guy has a buncha drunken friends, and they decide they want to reenact that famous seen from... ... ... god knows... the one where the guy has and apple on his head and then another guy shoots it. So one of the drunkards puts the potato on his head, and the other shoots a baseball bat out of a spudgun. The guys aim is true, and the spud is now an uber tubermash, however, the target guy was standing right next to a wall, and the bat rebounded, cracking itself and his head.
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