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The craziest person you've known

  1. Apr 30, 2006 #1

    Ivan Seeking

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    Today I was thinking about a guy I knew in high school. At first he just seemed a little high strung and strange, but after I observed his behavior for awhile, it became evident that this guy was simply wired differently than most people. He was absolutely nuts! I remember him taking off on a motorcycle, full throttle, right across a blind intersection. He took out a toll both with his car while drunk, played soccer on LSD [the coach loved that one], crashed his car into a tree, later, joined the military and got kicked out. Eventually he got into bar fights and was arrested several times. Rumor has it [started by him] that he even might have killed a guy in a bar one night - he couldn't remember.

    Here is the best part: He found a home with the postal service.

    Okay laughing head removed, but I couldn't help but laugh when I heard. :redface:
     
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  3. Apr 30, 2006 #2

    Mk

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    One word: Ivan.

    :tongue:
     
  4. Apr 30, 2006 #3

    Ivan Seeking

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    Why? Are you a fan of the postal service?
     
  5. Apr 30, 2006 #4

    Pengwuino

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    Craziest person I know? This'll take a while....
     
  6. Apr 30, 2006 #5

    wolram

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    I have thought long and hard and can not think of any one, crazy people
    must live in towns and cities.
     
  7. Apr 30, 2006 #6

    Ivan Seeking

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    :rofl: :rofl: :rofl:

    Don't be coy Mr Easy Rider.
     
  8. Apr 30, 2006 #7

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    Blast, but one knows me so that does not count, i think Astronuc has done
    some quite crazy things, so i put him in the frame :smile:
     
  9. Apr 30, 2006 #8

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    Now, do I look like I would do 'crazy' things. :biggrin: Yeah, I've had some interesting experiences.
     
  10. Apr 30, 2006 #9

    wolram

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    Well; erm, err,
    yes, but one can not tell by looks alone, it needs a certain intuition.
     
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  11. Apr 30, 2006 #10

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    Oh, you people are so way inhibited, i will tell about my best crash, in the hope that you follow.

    It was the one where i took off on my bike over a hump backed bridge, the
    road bore to the right immediatly after the bridge, and a brook ran along side the road, me and bike cleared the brook, the bike only just, me a bit more,
    we went quite high as attested by some damaged branches on a tree, the bikes front wheel was embeded in the mud of the far brook bank, i ended up
    a few yards further, it took three of us to pull the bike out of the mud, and
    i was able to ride it home (slowly), this is the only one i would like to repeat
    as i can not remember the flight bit, or would it be the one with all the sparks, that was good too
     
  12. Apr 30, 2006 #11

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    One of the best biker stories that I ever heard came from a 300 pounder named Toot [one guess how he got the name]. To be sure, Toot was not a guy you wanted as an enemy. He had arms as big around as my legs, and when he was a younger guy, he was big time trouble.

    At some point, as I imagine was true for many nights in his life, Toot was in a bar and got into a fight. Eventually he found himself on top of another guy and was pounding him into the parking lot. Suddenly he had the strangest sensation: When he to hit the guy, he saw a yellow flash. What the heck was that, he thought. He hit the guy again; yellow flash. Toot hit him again, and again, a yellow flash. Toot finally realized that every time he hit the guy, a cop was hitting him on the head with a nightstick.
     
  13. Apr 30, 2006 #12

    wolram

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    :rofl: :rofl: :rofl: :rofl: :rofl: :rofl: :rofl: :rofl:
     
  14. Apr 30, 2006 #13

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    The cops only ever did me over once, but i did not care, the breakfast of
    bacon and eggs was the best i ever tasted, i often wonder if the desk copper, took pity on me.
     
  15. Apr 30, 2006 #14

    Ivan Seeking

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    Despite my maniac driving as a teen, I managed to never get arrested or kill anyone. When about fourteen I took a buddy's car joyriding and got caught, but I had permission to take the car, so no one pressed charges of any kind. I did have to sell my dirt bike to pay for the bumper I tore from the parked pick-up truck I hit...and the damage to my friends mom's VW. That was my closest brush with the law.
     
  16. Apr 30, 2006 #15

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    My friends compared me to Mario Andretti and Parnelli Jones. :biggrin:

    Hey, Ivan, wanna race? :rofl:

    I had a similar situation to Wolram, but without the bridge (although I have been airborne in a car). One winter, on an unfamililar road, I came to a T-intersection, and while gently braking, hit a patch of ice. So I had to let off the brake, slide across the perpendicular road (fortunately no cross traffic) and steer between two large trees. I threaded the needle and missed the trees. Fortunately a guy in a pickup truck had a heavy duty rope to pull me up the embankment.
     
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    Craziest person I know is this football player in my class(I'am afraid of him being on the news but not about football but on a legel news show)
     
  18. Apr 30, 2006 #17

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    A dirt bike for a bumper seems so not fair, but we must take the punishment,
    Ivan you were very very bad :rofl: but it is or was so much fun, i wish i could do it all again, with you and astro we could have a ball.
     
  19. Apr 30, 2006 #18

    Ivan Seeking

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    It's hell getting old and responsible. I bought a old Blazer/thrasher 4WD that had a brand new Chev 350 V-8. This was purchased for the sole purpose of thrashing in the hills adjacent to our property. But when push came to shove, I couldn't see ruining a perfectly good engine, so I sold it before I ruined it.
     
  20. Apr 30, 2006 #19

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    I probably couldn't handle the excitement anymore. :rofl:
     
  21. Apr 30, 2006 #20

    wolram

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    ,Ops, my bad side has come through, i must say that i no way want to say
    that breaking the law is clever, one suffers if one does, i am still suffering the effects, plod never lets go, remember that.
     
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