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    Thanks. Now Mrs. Bigfoot wants me to get rid of MY cannon!

    http://abcnews.go.com/blogs/headline...memade-cannon/

    By Christina Ng

    Mar 6, 2012 2:27pm
    Man Kills Girlfriend With Homemade Cannon

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    A woman was killed early this morning when a projectile from a homemade cannon allegedly fired by her boyfriend crashed into their mobile home in Potrero, Calif. , Richard Fox, the boyfriend, has since been arrested.
    When authorities responded to a call for an explosion at about 12:15 a.m., in this mountain community about 40 miles southeast of San Diego near the U.S.-Mexico border, they found an unusual scene.
    “It looked like some type of cannon had been fired [toward] the exterior of a five-wheel trailer,” California Fire Capt. Mike Mohler told ABCNews.com. “[The projectile] went through the trailer, striking a 33-year-old woman and killing her.” (Later reports corrected her age; she is 38.)
    "The mouse with the overbite explained/how the rabbits were ensnared/ and the skinny scanty sylph/ trashed the apothecary diplomat/ inside the three-eyed monkey/ within inches of his toaster-oven life."

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    Hey! My hometown made the news!

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    There's always someone ruining it for the rest of us.
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    5 wheel trailer?

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    Good thing they made sure to get her age right. Absent that fact, the story wouldn't have made any sense at all.
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    Quote Originally Posted by tihsepa View Post
    5 wheel trailer?
    Yeah. The other 5 fell off a long time ago.
    hang out in Podium Girls - the desperation there is way funny - terry b
    I don't get either but that is irrelevant to the comedic impact and it's resulting effect on the male centric hegemony contained therein... - svendo
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    Lots of 'interesting' things go on in the Sandy Eggo back country.

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    so the cop with the M-16... what's he expect to do, shoot the cannon?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Creakyknees View Post
    so the cop with the M-16... what's he expect to do, shoot the cannon?
    If the opportunity presents itself, do you really think he'd let it pass him by?
    hang out in Podium Girls - the desperation there is way funny - terry b
    I don't get either but that is irrelevant to the comedic impact and it's resulting effect on the male centric hegemony contained therein... - svendo
    when I was a n00b there were no message boards to clutter up with trolling posts. I had to do it the hard way....standing at the mall making fun of people loudly - Platy
    ...in short, antonio_b ... it's time to embrace your inner Travis Bickle - spirito

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    Quote Originally Posted by tihsepa View Post
    5 wheel trailer?
    My guess is that an editor changed "5th wheel" to "five wheel". Have you ever seen a trailer that connects to a pickup truck right in the back of the bed? That's most likely what it ... was.

    They look like this: http://airstreamcamperss.com/wp-cont...el-Campers.jpg
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    Another "Hold my beer and watch this" moment??
    "When it shall be said in any country in the world, my poor are happy; neither ignorance nor distress is to be found among them; my jails are empty of prisoners, my streets of beggars; the aged are not in want, the taxes are not oppressive; the rational world is my friend, because I am the friend of its happiness: when these things can be said, then may that country boast its constitution and its government." -Thomas Paine

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    If your wife is asking you to get rid of your "cannon", DTB!
    I expected the Rocky Mountains to be a little rockier than this.

    I was thinking the same thing. That John Denver's full of $hit, man.

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    anybody who's ever taken the cannon safety course knows that rule #1 is to "always keep the cannon pointed away from the trailer"....
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