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Captain Stupid has attacked

Discussion in 'General Automotive' started by swise, Jun 7, 2010.

  1. Jun 7, 2010 at 6:41 AM
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    swise

    swise [OP] TRIFECTA!!!

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    I was lubing drive shafts with truck in N and parking brake off, jacked up to rotate drive shaft freely. I set it back on the ground, then without thinking, I pulled both tire chocks from the front wheels and happily tossed them across the garage as I lit a celebratory cigarette to complete the job. During my first puff I noticed the truck passenger side mirror pass by me as Mr. Taco rolled backwards, on its way out of the garage. I quickly decided that this was not normal. I grabbed the passenger side door open, but then thought it would be even more embarrassing to smash through traffic and into my neighbors front yard with me upside down and feet hanging out of the passenger side.
    As it gained speed down the driveway and setting a course for my happy little mailbox and then the street, I grabbed the only thing near me that would fit under the truck front tire - my lawn mower. I ran down the driveway with mower, and slung it under the truck. It stopped the truck with no real damage except a broken plastic mower wheel. I am a dumb ass.
     
  2. Jun 7, 2010 at 6:42 AM
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    NraFan

    NraFan Join the NRA! Protect your freedom!

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    It happens. Quick thinking. Just be more careful next time.
     
  3. Jun 7, 2010 at 6:43 AM
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    Gr8WhiteTaco

    Gr8WhiteTaco bishes love my haircut

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    wow just wow :facepalm:
     
  4. Jun 7, 2010 at 6:44 AM
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    OCTaco

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    Hahahaha! No worries man it happens to the best of us. As long as your taco is ok just take it as a learning experience. I wish someone would of taped it though!
     
  5. Jun 7, 2010 at 6:44 AM
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    Toyota Truck

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    lol It happens. It could of been a lot worse.
     
  6. Jun 7, 2010 at 6:45 AM
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    MAXTacoma

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  7. Jun 7, 2010 at 6:48 AM
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    swise

    swise [OP] TRIFECTA!!!

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    I was going to mow the yard next, but......
     
  8. Jun 7, 2010 at 6:51 AM
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    JimBeam

    JimBeam BECAUSE INTERNETS!! Moderator

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    great delivery of an otherwise mundane story :thumbsup:

    shit happens...glad you thought quick enough to prevent your truck rolling into the street and/or hurting someone
     
  9. Jun 7, 2010 at 6:51 AM
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    Brunes

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    I really wish there was video of this....I'm glad you and your truck are ok man!
     
  10. Jun 7, 2010 at 6:53 AM
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    wiscdave

    wiscdave Lets Do It!

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    x2 Could have been way worse....;)
     
  11. Jun 7, 2010 at 6:55 AM
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    LOL! I say close down the road, remove the mailbox, and shoot a reenactment.
     
  12. Jun 7, 2010 at 6:59 AM
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    TacoCat

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    Wow that could've sucked to have it keep going. Good job on the quick thinking stopping the truck.
     
  13. Jun 7, 2010 at 7:03 AM
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    AeroCooper

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    That's one way to get out of mowing the lawn. :D
     
  14. Jun 7, 2010 at 7:04 AM
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    Brought me a chuckle this morning. Hey at least you stopped it before any real damage was done and you had the balls to post it. Kudos.
     
  15. Jun 7, 2010 at 7:19 AM
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    lmao. glad you put the mower in sideways!
     
  16. Jun 7, 2010 at 7:24 AM
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    dgr540 I've got the FUNK

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    I wanna see the lawn mower. Taco vs. Mower
     
  17. Jun 7, 2010 at 7:47 AM
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    scocar

    scocar Scouting the perimeter for weakness

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    Back to square one after the 2001. So...
    Quick thinking for a crappy and scary emergency!

    Maybe this should be a routine safety measure now: Strategically place the mower halfway down the driveway before you do any maintenance.

    It reminds me of when my dad caught the barbecue on fire with the Thanksgiving turkey in it one year. Massive grease fire in the bottom of his barbecue. We had about 15 people over. All I wanted to do was get the turkey out and save dinner, which was going to be hard with 3 ft high flames surrounding it as soon as we opened the lid. Hmmm, I need a really big spatula really fast...a shovel!

    That bird tasted pretty good.
     
  18. Jun 7, 2010 at 10:54 AM
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    swise

    swise [OP] TRIFECTA!!!

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    ok, I had to re create the scene by popular demand and by not having anything better to do right now. I have been drinking, so this post does not seem dumb right now. first pic is mower vs. tire, as re created in the garage. (note the duct tape holding the side discharge cover on) This was the end position. Second pic is the driveway where it all went down. Note the cripled mower is in position of where it stopped the truck..... I did notice my mud flap is kinda bent, but maybe it will straighten out.

    IMG00470.jpg
    IMG00472.jpg
     
  19. Jun 7, 2010 at 10:58 AM
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    AeroCooper

    AeroCooper Half the strength of ten (microscopic men)

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    Toro Toro Tacoma!!
     
  20. Jun 7, 2010 at 11:01 AM
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    LOL! It happens
     
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