August 8, 2012

Famous Last Words: "No problem, I've done this thousands of times...."

It looks friendly so it probably won't bite you.
Soak the coal in gasoline first and then light it.
Let's cut down´╗┐ that really tall tree ourselves & save some money.
It won't hurt the mower if you go over some rocks.
My tire is low but I can still make it home without any problems.
You can point that laser anywhere as long as you don't hit them in the eye.
It's fine.... cops know the difference between real and fake guns.
Let's put some gasoline in the carburetor to get it to start....

Posted by gerardvanderleun at August 8, 2012 8:39 AM
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"It is impossible to speak in such a way that you cannot be misunderstood." -- Karl Popper N.B.: Comments are moderated and may not appear immediately. Comments that exceed the obscenity or stupidity limits will be either edited or expunged.

Let's go skinny dipping in this Amazon River back channel

Last one into these Congo River rapids is a rotten egg!

Hey, how about we make this leftist Senator with a completely unvetted background President and while we're at it, let's give his party a fillibuster proof majority

Posted by: Callmelennie at August 8, 2012 10:19 AM

Or my personal favorite: General John Sedgwick at the battle of Spotsylvania Courthouse. "What? Men dodging this way for a single bullet? They couldn't hit an elephant at this dist......

Posted by: stuart at August 8, 2012 12:24 PM

Or the last exchange between General Alfred Terry and Lt. Col Custer at the mouth of the Rosebud river. "Now George, don't try to take on the hostiles by yourself, leave some Indians for me to kill."
"Don't worry General Terry, I will."

Posted by: stuart at August 8, 2012 12:30 PM

"Men hate to admit error even as they stand there, black and smoldering, with the stub of a cigarette in one hand, in the middle of a wide crater containing them and the remains of a sign that once read: 'DANGER: VOLATILE EXPLOSIVES'"

"Most of my scars are not fire-related and I no longer say 'I know what I am doing' at critical moments."

Retrieved from

Posted by: Fat Man at August 8, 2012 12:54 PM

. . . and I'm an expert on wild mushrooms.

Posted by: Walt at August 8, 2012 3:01 PM

Oh, don't worry...the mountain lions are actually pretty timid.

Posted by: Mumblix Grumph at August 8, 2012 5:52 PM

What? Of course I'm sure I shut off the right circuit breaker switch. Hand me the screwdriver...

Posted by: waltj at August 8, 2012 9:03 PM

Fat Man, that James Nicoll page is a gold mine.

"The car wreck was over almost before I had time to realize what was happening."

"After enough concussions the head injuries blur together."

And the line of lines:

A lot of my stories end with "And when I regained consciousness, there was a crowd standing around looking at me."

Yeah bubba. That's why it's been so fun being a guy, y'know?

Posted by: Rob De Witt at August 8, 2012 9:49 PM

It's been an hour, and I'm not coming on. Think I'll drop another hit.


Posted by: jwm at August 9, 2012 10:36 AM

It's been an hour, and I'm not coming on. Think I'll drop another hit.


OK, you win.

Posted by: Rob De Witt at August 9, 2012 11:06 AM

Heard in a thousand Chamber of Commerce meetings circa 2008: "Man the 0bama administration will be awesome for my new solar panel installation company."

Posted by: monkeyfan at August 11, 2012 11:11 PM

"It looks friendly so it probably wont bite you" was so funny. OTOH let's put some gas into the carburator was what ya haffa do.

Posted by: jorja at August 18, 2012 10:54 AM

Ooopsie doopsie, looks like a nice place where you gotta say something fast or you become like next weeks person of the week.

Posted by: jorja at August 18, 2012 10:59 AM