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Newest Fad -- Car tipping

 
 
Linkat
 
Reply Tue 8 Apr, 2014 11:46 am
Urbanites have apparently found an answer to rural California's long nefarious history of cow-tipping. A group of men in San Francisco have allegedly taken to car-tipping.

Three Smart cars were "tipped over" late Sunday or early Monday, local media reported. The pint-sized, two-door coupes were either set on their hind quarters or tipped completely over.

The feat of upending a car listed at roughly 1,800 pounds may take more muscle than merely pushing over a snoozing cow, but the vandals also appeared to know what they were doing, according to one witness.

Brandon Michael told KGO-TV that he stepped outside to smoke a cigarette when he saw a group of eight people in hooded sweatshirts walk up to one of the Smart cars.

"I thought they looked like they were up to no good and then sure enough they walk up to this Smart car right here, all huddle around it and just lift it up and set it on its hind legs -- that's pretty much it," he told the station.

http://www.latimes.com/local/lanow/la-me-ln-smart-cars-tipped-over-sf-20140407,0,382926.story#ixzz2yJmUoR4Y


Just view these pictures.

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Butrflynet
 
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Reply Tue 8 Apr, 2014 02:33 pm
@Linkat,
I know I shouldn't laugh, but this is funny. I don't recall such a fad back in the day when every other car was a lightweight VW Bug or Honda's motorized roller skate.

Can you imagine the thoughts going through the owner's head when he goes out in the morning to go to work? Laughing
Rockhead
 
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Reply Tue 8 Apr, 2014 02:46 pm
@Butrflynet,
when I was in high school, there was a teacher that drove a bug.

he came out after school one day to find his VW Beetle inside the bicycle area.

we lifted it over the 2 foot high posts and carried it in and set it next to the bike rack.

I never heard how they got it back out, but I'm guessing the same way it went in...
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Setanta
 
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Reply Tue 8 Apr, 2014 02:50 pm
When i was in high school our music teacher drove a Toyota--almost unknown in small town America then. One day, when the track team came back from running the "block" (a country block--a mile on a side, four miles altogether), we got a brilliant idea. There were two old, huge oak trees in front of the gym, so we lifted his car, and carefully lowered it between the two trees--it's wheels were about two feet off the ground. Then we made ourselves scarce.
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ehBeth
 
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Reply Tue 8 Apr, 2014 05:47 pm
@Linkat,
Hamburgboy reported his VW bug stolen back in around 1970.

Turned out some teenagers had picked it up and carried it down the street.

VW's were suspended from trees during frosh week a few times.

They were popular for carrying around.

The most we ever did was carry a friend's motorcycle up a few flights of stairs and put it in a shower stall. I don't recall why we did that.
Linkat
 
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Reply Wed 9 Apr, 2014 08:24 am
@ehBeth,
Quote:
I don't recall why we did that.


Because it was there?
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bobsal u1553115
 
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Reply Wed 9 Apr, 2014 10:28 am
@Butrflynet,
In high school (class of '69) four or so football players took the vice principle V-dub, picked it up and placed it between two trees bout 8' foot apart.

The first event at Kent State in May '70 was a bunch of angry sports fans rolling over two cars the day after Nixon announced his "incursion" into Cambodia.
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Walter Hinteler
 
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Reply Wed 9 Apr, 2014 11:22 am
@ehBeth,
ehBeth wrote:
They were popular for carrying around.
They were designed for such.

http://i1334.photobucket.com/albums/w641/Walter_Hinteler/a_zpsac548355.jpg

(Known since the 1950's: Why does a VW have two tailpipes? - Have you ever seen a hand barrow with one handle?)


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Walter Hinteler
 
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Reply Wed 9 Apr, 2014 11:23 am
n school, we carried a classmate's "Goggo" ...

http://i1334.photobucket.com/albums/w641/Walter_Hinteler/b_zpsdfba7596.jpg


... in the nearby church's romanesque cloister. (If they'd found out, who'd done it ... .)
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Foofie
 
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Reply Wed 9 Apr, 2014 11:44 am
So, it's not a new fad. I would think it is just a variation on any practical joke. But, since more than one person is required, this might show how "birds of a feather flock together," so to speak. It really reflects the inability to empathize with the victim. Or, just do it yourself schadenfreude, in my opinion.

I wonder if it correlates to a certain type of class, race, and intelligence? It appears very Caucasoidal, in my opinion. It almost seems like Eddie Haskell (Beaver's older brother's friend) lives on.

The caption for these photos could be, in my opinion, a la Farside cartoons: Male bonding gone bad.
InfraBlue
 
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Reply Wed 9 Apr, 2014 12:47 pm
@Foofie,
Beaver had a younger brother?
Foofie
 
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Reply Wed 9 Apr, 2014 05:25 pm
@InfraBlue,
InfraBlue wrote:

Beaver had a younger brother?


Please read from the original post:
So, it's not a new fad. I would think it is just a variation on any practical joke. But, since more than one person is required, this might show how "birds of a feather flock together," so to speak. It really reflects the inability to empathize with the victim. Or, just do it yourself schadenfreude, in my opinion.

I wonder if it correlates to a certain type of class, race, and intelligence? It appears very Caucasoidal, in my opinion. It almost seems like Eddie Haskell (Beaver's older brother's friend) lives on.

The caption for these photos could be, in my opinion, a la Farside cartoons: Male bonding gone bad.
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neologist
 
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Reply Wed 9 Apr, 2014 06:05 pm
@Linkat,
When I was a kid, my next door neighbor, a locksmith, had an Isetta.
I found I was quite capable of hoisting the front end on to the curb while he had it parked.
http://www.motorstown.com/images/bmw-isetta-01.jpg
The first time he thought it was funny.
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