Funny moments!

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  1. Potato

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    Yeah one other funny/scary lake related thing I have done is on the same jet ski in the same cove, and there was also another thing out on the water. This summer, I got my boating license. In Tennessee, you can get a license to let you operate any boat or jet ski or yacht or whatever once you turn twelve. I waited a year because I didn't realize it was a un restricted as it is. Anyway, I was on the big red jet ski. We call her big red. But I was kinda off guard because I was riding around in the cove and it's a pretty big cove and people don't usually come in, but if they do, they can give you plenty or room. So I was doing circles kinda in the corner, and I straighten it out and start to accelerate, and when I'm doing that, I look up, and some asshole on a yellow sea-doo had come quite close to me, and he had a kid on the ski, and he was passing rather close to me. It wouldn't have been a problem if I hadn't have stopped circling and took off. Anyway, we were on a collision course. He was kinda coming at the side of my ski. My cat like-reflexes kicked in and I turned away and avoided tragedy. My dad, having watched the whole thing play out was not very happy. My mom was just drinking beer on the dock or something so she wasn't paying attention.
    This same day, I went out to the channel, and it was the day after Tennessee's first game of the year (wooooo go vols!), so the vol navy was heading home. While I was out there, I saw this yacht throwing out huge wake. I decided to jump the wave. It worked great heading into the waves, but when I went to go out of it, I kinda got up on one, fell into the next wave, and just submarined the thing. I got water all over me and the ski me. The ski was fine and I headed back.
    I also severely screwed up my foot wake boarding, but not all the stories at once. (I didn't get a doctor to check out my foot that time either)
     
  2. TechnicolorDalek

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    I don't like to go outside... it's scary. I never swim... people drown in water!
     
  3. Cardinal799

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    There can also be noxious gases in the air, so you might as well not breathe either. :p
     
  4. Potato

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    One time we woke up and saw a cat-fish buoy floating around in the cove. People will put bait on a hook, and attach the line to a milk carton or something, put it out at dusk, and come out the next day as soon as day breaks and collect them and the fish they caught. So we saw this thing floating around, and me and my dad decided to get in the rowboat and investigate. A very funny recovery effort followed. But there was this huge cat fish on it.

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    Water is so much fun if you can get comfortable around it. I think everyone should know how to swim, though. You never know when you'll end up in the water.
     
  5. n0ah1897

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    In Indiana, as long as you have a driver's license you don't need to get an operators license. The DNR (lake police) also hate it when Jet Skiers jump other peoples wakes. It will usually end up in a ticket. I don't get why they get so pissy about it, but they hate it. I just wish I had a jet ski. My dad has a '74 Correct Craft Martinique. It isn't pretty, but it runs great and sounds gorgeous. You can't get a better exhaust note than dual 6in copper straight pipes coming directly from a 240hp 351 motor.

    photo1.JPG It's looking better now, that picture is old. We got rid of the plastic horns and repainted the hood scoops and tail scoops. My dad wants to get it repainted eventually.

    &sorry for the Off-topic.
     
  6. Jack Attack

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    When I was quite a bit younger I was driving my Polaris ATV at my grandmother's farm. I was heading down a little hill, and I decided to do a drift. I turned hard to the left, and almost immediately flipped. It landed on its wheels after 1 roll, and I tried to drive away as if nothing had happened. They wasn't really any damage on the roll cage, and I was fine. Just about a month later, the ATV was stolen right from the barn there.
     
  7. Potato

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    It isn't illegal if you are at least 45 feet behind the boat. But you can get in trouble of you are endangering other poeple. Besides, you should seen those things. They were huge.
    We have a boat. It's pretty boring though. I think it's a 98 Mercruiser. I think it's called a "deck boat". It's 21 feet long. I'm not too sure about the engine specifications, but it's some big like 7 liter GM engine or something. It might be closer to 6 liters. It's got boring exhaust and a ton of insulation around the engine. I decided to stretch it's legs last fall. It might be big and heavy, but it'll get up and go. I don't remember any particularly cool sounding exhaust notes either.

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    I rode some guys 4 wheeler around his farm, and me, being a dirt bike guy, wasn't very used to the handling of it. I was going pretty fast and hit some holes and ruts. Damn near threw me off.
     
  8. n0ah1897

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    This is what the beautiful exhaust sounds like. (The boat in the video is 7 years older and a Mustang not a martinique, but they are both correct craft and of a similar style).



    The sound quality of the video isn't the best though, but it is the best I could find on Youtube.
     
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  9. moosedks

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    we have an old 1980's baja with a 350. We did something to the outdrive, it was a while ago I don't remember, and decided it was quiet enough without the baffles in. Sounds good flat out. Something about it being a boat makes it ok to redline for 10 minutes :p
     
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    I was working for the highway department and I got in the habit of always slowing down at a township shed where the County cop always sat around 6:10AM every morning. And then following that was a long straight stretch on the highway, so I'd get my shitty little purple Breeze up to 85-90 whether I was late or not, because let's face it, driving slow at 6AM puts a guy to sleep. Anyway, the County cop wasnt' at the shed one day, and I passed him on the highway not noticing it was a cop as he was in a Dodge Ram haha. He didn't turn around or flip on his lights, but at 4:30 when I clocked out, he was sitting in the parking lot at the shop. He looked at me and pointed his finger and smiled... Benefits of being a State worker? lol
     
  11. Nickorator

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    Was on YouTube, and I wanted to go to my channel so I simply clicked on it from the homepage, and immediately, this popped up:
    YouTube not again...JPG

    Followed by hundreds of lines of random numbers and letters. 15 minutes later and it still does this whenever I go to my channel... did I get hacked or something? By monkeys? wut?
     
  12. The Sturmovik

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    I was building an RC plane and I accidentally reversed the throttle channel. Then damn thing (without wings, only the fuselage and motor) went flying around my room sounding furious. It destroyed legos, itself, and cut my hand (I used to, way back in high school, have legos hanging from the ceiling). Oh, and there were scratch marks all around the room. Explaining that was glorious.
     
  13. SixSixSevenSeven

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    I've had that. Just another Google Easter egg.


    Here's one. Go to KitKat.com, right click and view page source (or words to that effect). Top of the page, can't miss it.

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    We have a whole load of electronics, running into or jumping over fences and watersports accidents. Yet we have no stupid or funny moments with women?
     
  14. Hati

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    I drove into hospital once with a burned jacket nailed to my arm. Have fun working out how that became necessary.
     
  15. The Sturmovik

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    Did you physically drive into it, or... ?
     
  16. logoster

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    LOL, that's awesome, nice one google, if only i had a kitkat to follow its directions :(
     
  17. Bubbleawsome

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    Anything to do with a pastime of yours? (Avvy)
     
  18. SixSixSevenSeven

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    If you are referring to the chemical of dubious usage, did you know that smokers of it are also where the word assassin originates from?
     
  19. Hati

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    Oh that?

    Well while not smoking anything to not take advantage of a psychoactive compound I don't enjoy at all; I managed to have an incident where the lighter I wasn't using failed spectacularly removing an eyebrow and setting the jacket sleeve on fire. Failing to pat it out we have a situation where I'm in a cramped back garden and the fire extinguisher in the shed so that's where I decided would be the best place to go. In a hurry while totally remembering to think about what I'm doing I picked up a thing where the fire extinguisher was supposed to be, my brain registered that I knew how to use it and I took aim and fired.

    By the time I noticed it was a nail gun I was a bit late. I did manage to put the fire out after nailing the sleeve to my arm, and it was faster to drive myself to the hospital to get my new DIY project removed from myself.
     
  20. n0ah1897

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    All in a days work, right? Could've been worse. My dad sent a 4 inch staple through his knee using a nail gun as well. At least you weren't roofing...
     
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