Friday, September 20, 2013

Friday Funnies...

Heh. DB sends in this story. I can't help but chuckle a bit...

Pilot apologizes for firing rifles from helicopter
CHARLESTOWN, R.I. (AP) — A pilot has apologized for shooting rifles with friends from a low-flying helicopter in Charlestown.

The Westerly Sun reports (http://bit.ly/19e1ZlR ) that Dean F. Scalera said he "apologized up and down" and promised it won't happen again.
I loved this part especially:
Charlestown Police Sgt. Philip B. Gingerella Sr. reported that when he asked Scalera why he thought it was a good idea to fire guns in a populated area, Scalera said the helicopter was low enough to be safe and he knew of pilots in other areas who have done the same thing.

"In Rhode Island?" Gingerella asked.

"No, Texas," Scalera replied.

Gingerella replied, "This is Rhode Island, not Texas."
Now, first off, as long as they were firing safely, I certainly don't think they were doing anything wrong. It's just... Rhode Island? I'm just trying to figure out how they thought they *wouldn't* attract all sorts of attention with something like that.

Now, when I was out in Colorado last year, there was an abandoned car that some folks were shooting at. It's in the middle of a field with literally miles of empty space around it. Had we had access to a helicopter, we could certainly have shot at the car from it. Heck, we blew up a refrigerator with tannerite and no one noticed. But the basic difference is that we were in Colorado, not Rhode Island...

It just goes to show that "hold my beer and watch this s**t" is universal and not limited to any geographic locality...

That is all.

8 comments:

Bubblehead Les. said...

And people wonder why the Northeast States keep Voting Democrat over and over and over.....

Kim said...

Heh. I bet that freaked quite a few of the natives.

Weer'd Beard said...

I dunno, when the fridge caught fire that did make a REALLY big smoke plume...somebody might have seen that.

TOTWTYTR said...

Of course there are counties in Texas that are bigger than Rhode Island.

That makes a difference, at least to me.

Dumb move, but fortunately no one got hurt.

Skul said...

They'd have fit if they knew what I stuck out of a UH's side window.

God, Gals, Guns, Grub said...

Maybe they was a huntin' all them feral hogs runnin' loose in Rhode Island...

Dann in Ohio

Atom Smasher said...

Swelp me but I do miss Rhode Island. I'm not saying Narragansett is the best place to live all the time, but during the off season with no tourists around it's pretty awesome.

ShallNotBeInfringed said...

Skul, try to keep it clean.....


Were you at least intoxicated?