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DAT RAM
Dec 28, 2003

Laissez les bons temps rouler

Darth Freddy posted:

Noah's Ark is also loving great.

The lion in the fright wig made me lose it.

These deserve their own thread.

link: http://youtube.com/watch?v=vE-IPRlU...related&search=

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Fantastipotamus
Nov 19, 2002

Nothing's wrong. Nothing is wrong. Everything is on track.

Bob Sapp Please posted:

The lion in the fright wig made me lose it.

These deserve their own thread.

link: http://youtube.com/watch?v=vE-IPRlU...related&search=
jesus christ

I would go right back to that hair weave place and demand satisfaction! He simply did not get what he paid for.

"I wanted something in a golden... mane... and you gave me this silly orange.. mess!"

Mike Rowe, you are awesome.

DurosKlav
Jun 13, 2003

Enter your name pilot!

Fantastipotamus posted:

I'm not sure if any of you have been shocked like that before (I've been shocked by a horse electric fence, and I think cow fences are even stronger because they're stupider and thicker-skinned), but it really hurts. And you're going to maximize the pain by going arm-to-arm. It also leaves you feeling all wonky inside, like all your insides feel weird and hosed up.. I would have been really pissed too.


When I was like 5 I was shocked by one at my grandpas house. I was playing with a baseball and bat and I hit it over the fence and didn't think it was going to be on since he only had 1 horse around, but I guess he was renting out the area to his neighbor who had cows. So I used my bat to push up the fence so I could crawl under it. The bat was metal and I got a big old shock out of it. I now have this weird twitch in my leg at times and I swear its a result from that drat fence. Luckily its died down a bit since I was a kid it used to be really bad. Like I would get a double in baseball and while I was on second my leg would just start shaking like crazy, it was insane. So to make a long boring story short, dont touch electric fences.


Also new Dirty Jobs tomorrow wooo. I can't wait to get home and actually be able to watch those Mike Rowe youtube clips.

keeper
Jun 5, 2002


Fantastipotamus posted:

jesus christ

I would go right back to that hair weave place and demand satisfaction! He simply did not get what he paid for.

"I wanted something in a golden... mane... and you gave me this silly orange.. mess!"

Mike Rowe, you are awesome.

I'm surprised he missed that they were both male, nowadays that would be enough for that weaver to get strung up.

"It's like a Rorschach test ... if you see seagulls... you have something in common with the designer."
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x-yp_U4xYF0&NR=1

DAT RAM
Dec 28, 2003

Laissez les bons temps rouler

DurosKlav posted:

When I was like 5 I was shocked by one at my grandpas house. I was playing with a baseball and bat and I hit it over the fence and didn't think it was going to be on since he only had 1 horse around, but I guess he was renting out the area to his neighbor who had cows. So I used my bat to push up the fence so I could crawl under it. The bat was metal and I got a big old shock out of it. I now have this weird twitch in my leg at times and I swear its a result from that drat fence. Luckily its died down a bit since I was a kid it used to be really bad. Like I would get a double in baseball and while I was on second my leg would just start shaking like crazy, it was insane. So to make a long boring story short, dont touch electric fences.


Also new Dirty Jobs tomorrow wooo. I can't wait to get home and actually be able to watch those Mike Rowe youtube clips.

I was shocked once by one when I used to do land surveying. It was an unoccupied field and I thought that I could sneak through, but it turned out like successfully getting the pencil while playing Operation: it isn't going to happen. It hurt like hell, but no permanent damage. I don't think it was turned up really high. Still, it was enough for me to learn not to touch them, or whiz on them.

And you will NOT be disappointed when you get home.

Free Market Gravy
Sep 17, 2005



Fantastipotamus posted:

I'm not sure if any of you have been shocked like that before (I've been shocked by a horse electric fence, and I think cow fences are even stronger because they're stupider and thicker-skinned), but it really hurts. And you're going to maximize the pain by going arm-to-arm. It also leaves you feeling all wonky inside, like all your insides feel weird and hosed up.. I would have been really pissed too.

Yeah, I got shocked by a horse fence when I was younger on a relative's farm and it really does feel like you're getting hit right in the chest with a sledgehammer. And that's not even 10,000 volts. As far as I know, it's the amps that determine lethality, but gently caress that, any sort of electricity running through the body is loving dangerous as poo poo.

The Dark One
Aug 19, 2005

I'm your friend and I'm not going to just stand by and let you do this!


Unhealthy Caller is so uncomfortable that it's awesome.

ToastyPotato
Jun 23, 2005

CONVICTED OF DISPLAYING HIS PEANUTS IN PUBLIC

The Dark One posted:

Unhealthy Caller is so uncomfortable that it's awesome.

I actually stopped listening halfway through. Too much cringiness for me.

LordOfThePants
Sep 25, 2002



Robot Relations posted:

And the way he deadpan confirms that they hooked up the cattle fence thing is pretty too.

That was not only stupid, but kind of dangerous because while it wasn't lethal, anything above a few thousand volts can cause some serious injuries.
I've been shocked by a cow fence before, it wasn't pleasant. They're not always on, they "pulse" (if they were always on and you grabbed on to it, you may not be able to let go).

As far as the lethality goes, here's some examples My parents don't have cows anymore, but they used to grow sweet corn. Raccoons love sweet corn and will get in and eat it before it's ready. The best way to prevent this is to put up an electric fence. Since they didn't have cows, they used the electric fence charger to power it. It never killed any raccoons, although occasionally it would kill a bird (this was pretty rare).

Before I was born, the family beagle got loose and was shocked by the electric cattle fence. It didn't hurt her (she lived to be quite old), but she'd refuse to go back to where the pasture was, even long after the fence and cows were gone. I guess it left an impression.

Also, those Mike Rowe QVC commercials are a GREAT find. I'm adding that to the original post.

Capn Beeb
Jun 29, 2003



Fantastipotamus posted:

I'm not sure if any of you have been shocked like that before (I've been shocked by a horse electric fence, and I think cow fences are even stronger because they're stupider and thicker-skinned), but it really hurts. And you're going to maximize the pain by going arm-to-arm. It also leaves you feeling all wonky inside, like all your insides feel weird and hosed up.. I would have been really pissed too.

I took a cattle fence down the length of my spine in high school. I had on a leather jacket at the time, which I think really helped to lessen the blow. But you're absolutely right, you just don't feel proper. My limbs felt all floaty and like I wasn't in control of them completely. I can only imagine grabbing on to one of the drat things.

Fantastipotamus
Nov 19, 2002

Nothing's wrong. Nothing is wrong. Everything is on track.

Robot Relations posted:

Yeah, I got shocked by a horse fence when I was younger on a relative's farm and it really does feel like you're getting hit right in the chest with a sledgehammer. And that's not even 10,000 volts. As far as I know, it's the amps that determine lethality, but gently caress that, any sort of electricity running through the body is loving dangerous as poo poo.
Yeah, not to mention Kary's stupid grin. She's cute, but sometimes man she gets on my nerves.

Yeah, I think typically the amps are what make the difference. I did some checking and the first response on ebay for a cattle charger was 8,000 volts capable of transmitting over 50 miles of fence. I think the one they used was less powerful than that though.

Capn Beeb posted:

I took a cattle fence down the length of my spine in high school. I had on a leather jacket at the time, which I think really helped to lessen the blow. But you're absolutely right, you just don't feel proper. My limbs felt all floaty and like I wasn't in control of them completely. I can only imagine grabbing on to one of the drat things.
Length of the spine, eh? Climbing through the fence?

Yeah, it hurts when you first do it, but for me (I've been shocked a bunch, used to live on a horse farm), the worst is the 'insides all hosed up' feeling afterwards which can last for a few hours.

Darth Freddy
Feb 6, 2007

An Emperor's slightest dislike is transmitted to those who serve him, and there it is amplified into rage.

Fantastipotamus posted:

Yeah, not to mention Kary's stupid grin. She's cute, but sometimes man she gets on my nerves.

Yeah, I think typically the amps are what make the difference. I did some checking and the first response on ebay for a cattle charger was 8,000 volts capable of transmitting over 50 miles of fence. I think the one they used was less powerful than that though.

Length of the spine, eh? Climbing through the fence?

Yeah, it hurts when you first do it, but for me (I've been shocked a bunch, used to live on a horse farm), the worst is the 'insides all hosed up' feeling afterwards which can last for a few hours.

On most of those cattle fence charger things, cant you select how much power you have going through them?

Fantastipotamus
Nov 19, 2002

Nothing's wrong. Nothing is wrong. Everything is on track.

Darth Freddy posted:

On most of those cattle fence charger things, cant you select how much power you have going through them?
Every one that I had interaction with was either on or off, and you buy them based on how much you want and how far you have to transmit it.

It's probably an option on some of the higher end ones, but since they're designed for livestock, I think it's kind of a "when we use this voltage range, we get the right reactions".

DurosKlav
Jun 13, 2003

Enter your name pilot!

Electric fences scare me now after being shocked. I wont go anywhere near one even if its off, even thinking about them gives me the shivers.

Also 2 hours 45 minutes or so till we get a new Dirty Jobs.

ToastyPotato
Jun 23, 2005

CONVICTED OF DISPLAYING HIS PEANUTS IN PUBLIC

Also, after Dirty Jobs, they are airing the behind the scenes show for Deadliest Catch, in case anyone is interested.

smackfu
Jun 7, 2004



Thanks! I wish Tivo was smart enough to record those kinds of things if you have a season pass.

Of course, it's because of Tivo that I don't see the promos for the special in the first place, so I guess that's fair.

Darth Freddy
Feb 6, 2007

An Emperor's slightest dislike is transmitted to those who serve him, and there it is amplified into rage.

ToastyPotato posted:

Also, after Dirty Jobs, they are airing the behind the scenes show for Deadliest Catch, in case anyone is interested.

This was a great episode it showed a lot of the kind of camera work they had to do, and hell it was just fun to watch.

404GoonNotFound
Aug 6, 2006

The McRib is back!?!?


Mike Rowe vs the most insane rednecks I've ever seen. Ah, Texas.

Darth Freddy
Feb 6, 2007

An Emperor's slightest dislike is transmitted to those who serve him, and there it is amplified into rage.

404GoonNotFound posted:

Mike Rowe vs the most insane rednecks I've ever seen. Ah, Texas.

I don’t know man, these guys are drinking cognac and smoking cigars compared to the guy in the swamp and the “noodle arm fishers”

Also as a Texan thems fighting words boy.

404GoonNotFound
Aug 6, 2006

The McRib is back!?!?


Darth Freddy posted:

I don’t know man, these guys are drinking cognac and smoking cigars compared to the guy in the swamp and the “noodle arm fishers”

Also as a Texan thems fighting words boy.

I've been living next door to Texas all my life. Trust me, you guys have all but cornered the market on crazy

Darth Freddy
Feb 6, 2007

An Emperor's slightest dislike is transmitted to those who serve him, and there it is amplified into rage.

404GoonNotFound posted:

I've been living next door to Texas all my life. Trust me, you guys have all but cornered the market on crazy

I can’t argue with that but I also take a odd amount of pride in it.

Mike being lazy and just laughing about the guy screwing the bolt on forever and ever was kind of funny.

torsloke
Feb 17, 2005


Tecil posted:

They never showed it on air, but the Do Girls Fart clip with Kari still makes me laugh out loud. They showed it during their college stops.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JisgLhWghRQ
Who's the British narrator? He sounds like John Oliver from Daily Show.

MrBling
Aug 21, 2003

Oozing machismo

torsloke posted:

Who's the British narrator? He sounds like John Oliver from Daily Show.

Robin Banks.

And he's infinitely better than the US narrator.

Capn Beeb
Jun 29, 2003



Fantastipotamus posted:

Length of the spine, eh? Climbing through the fence?

Haha I didn't even try that, I tried to slither under it. Almost made it too, until I had to put myself parallel to the fence. I knew there was no way in hell I could climb through the thing

Also yay mike is back yay!

Scrode
Mar 6, 2002

It's about damn time...

Anyone else see the promo for Ocean of Fear? It's about the USS Indianapolis crew getting decimated by sharks. The commercial gave me chills.

Also I love Mike Rowe. He's loving hysterical on Dirty Jobs.

LordOfThePants
Sep 25, 2002



Now new Dirty Jobs tonight? This Salt Mine thing is from earlier in the year.

J33uk
Oct 23, 2005


LordOfThePants posted:

Now new Dirty Jobs tonight? This Salt Mine thing is from earlier in the year.

July 4th week = Repeat week. Everyone should be drunk and playing with fireworks right now

ToastyPotato
Jun 23, 2005

CONVICTED OF DISPLAYING HIS PEANUTS IN PUBLIC

Yeah a lot of people are playing with fireworks in my neighborhood already.

Schlitzkrieg Bop
Sep 19, 2005



Bumping this thread to remind Mike Rowe fans that he's on Larry King Live tonight. Watching Larry King interview people these days tends to be pretty painful, but still, Mike Rowe

IRQ
Sep 9, 2001

SUCK A DICK, DUMBSHITS!



Kentucky Shark posted:

Bumping this thread to remind Mike Rowe fans that he's on Larry King Live tonight. Watching Larry King interview people these days tends to be pretty painful, but still, Mike Rowe

It'll be worth it just to watch Mike mock that senile old fart.

ToastyPotato
Jun 23, 2005

CONVICTED OF DISPLAYING HIS PEANUTS IN PUBLIC

Larry King... is really..
He cuts them off before they finish their answers!

Naked Babysitter
Jun 16, 2007

Un paranoico como un poeta, nace, no se hace


I hope this hasn't been posted, but after watching the Mythbusters marathon that was showed on the 4th of July with a friend, we started arguing about how they seem to be running out of stuff to do. I went to the Adam wikipedia page looking for quotes on Mythbusters or something, and found this:

quote:

he expressed an interest in proving natural selection over creationism on "MythBusters".

"My goal this year is to prove natural selection on the show. It's gonna take a while, it's gonna be very hard to make it fascinating on film in the context of our narrative structure, but I figure screw it. The sky's the limit. Let's do natural selection. I'm sick of fifty percent of this country thinking creationism is reasonable. It's appalling. And I have the unique ability, maybe, to sell this idea to Discovery, and they'll, they might allow me to do it, and I'm gonna try as hard as I can."

Martytoof
Feb 25, 2003

It's called a hassle, sweetheart..



I generously give that idea a zero percent chance of making out of the meeting room and onto film, but go fight the good fight Jamie

ToastyPotato
Jun 23, 2005

CONVICTED OF DISPLAYING HIS PEANUTS IN PUBLIC

I really love the Mythbusters but the last thing Natural Selection and Evolution needs is them trying to prove it the same way they carry out other segments. Unless this is a special event where they have nothing but prominent scientists handling the experiments, this could be more hurtful than helpful.

Ape Agitator
Feb 19, 2004

Soylent Green is Monkeys

College Slice

Yeah, their fast and loose approach to science won't be doing anybody any favors on that subject.

Mike Rowe on Larry King wasn't all that bad, but seriously King is a hurdle the viewer has to deal with to get to the interesting guest. I just don't take to his style of interviewing at all.

Trotsky1940
Sep 18, 2006


Yeah, Adam and Jamie are both big in the Skeptical community, so it's no surprise he would propose doing something like creationism. If anybody remembers Adam said a bit back that they would do no more paranormal myths.

That being said, it would be interesting to see how they approach this. Think of it, Jamie on camera saying "Well, we're just going to simulate the big bang". That would be pretty awesome.

Supreme Allah
Oct 6, 2004

I choose to expose myself

Nap Ghost

Last weeks Mythbusters was the first time I had to stop watching the show -- the saliva collecting made me dry heave. I'm almost gagging just thinking about it.

Man vs Wild: Australia was AWESOME - not only did he drink pee but he ate a drat spider too, and it was cool to see him deal with some real weather (powerful lighting storms)

Dr. Memory
Jul 10, 2001

Ah, fuck the end of the world.

Supercomet is on right now. Watch Earth get spanked for its sins.

Ape Agitator
Feb 19, 2004

Soylent Green is Monkeys

College Slice

Dr. Memory posted:

Supercomet is on right now. Watch Earth get spanked for its sins.

The acting is par for the budget, but I love how they're integrating informative stuff into the storyline.

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Dr. Memory
Jul 10, 2001

Ah, fuck the end of the world.

Man, this is like end of the world porn.

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