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Old 10-14-2008, 01:24 PM   #1
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wcco.com - Man Allegedly Stole Combine, Went For Wild Ride

A Minnesota man is under arrest after allegedly stealing a combine and taking it for drunken ride through several yards and crashing into a garage.
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Old 10-14-2008, 02:01 PM   #2
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I guess that's what they mean by "don't operate heavy machinery."
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I did something similar once, only I was under the influence of my then-best-friend. We boosted the neighbor's ATV and went for a cruise through their wheat field.

I was six at the time; my BF was also 6.

No alcohol involved, but we did a LOT of chores to "pay back" for the ruined grain. I think the neighbors locked up the ATV after that, so the next week we got busted for riding BF's dad's prized ram. (Turns out, getting on the ram isn't the trick; getting off is.)

Crazy rural hooligans....
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My friend and I got busted for innocently riding our bikes (we were maybe 11 years old) on this huge blacktop road -- no cars, no stop signs, just great riding.

Until a huge Constellation (airplane) landed in front of us. It was a major metropolitan airport. I guess we were a little lost.
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"Constellation (airplane)"

Definitely dating yourself there Rich. Beautiful classic recip.
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Now isn't that some tasty cow-pie !
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Old 10-14-2008, 03:32 PM   #8
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Until a huge Constellation (airplane) landed in front of us.
Rich, that was a half century ago and most of the folks on this forum have no idea what you're describing.
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Yep, that was a lot of tail for even the most manly of pilots...
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Yep, that was a lot of tail for even the most manly of pilots...
Maybe that's why they stopped building them in 1958.

They were pretty commonly seen into the early '60s when the Boeing 707 showed up.
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I hear the AF got rid of it because they did not have any pilots that could handle three pieces of tale at the same time.
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The Connie is beautiful, and has at least one remarkably Lockheed characteristic.
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I hear the AF got rid of it because they did not have any pilots that could handle three pieces of tale at the same time.
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I did something similar once...We boosted the neighbor's ATV...
I have trouble comparing joyriding in a ATV and a combine - kind of like comparing a Cessna with a B-52
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My friend and I got busted for innocently riding our bikes (we were maybe 11 years old) on this huge blacktop road -- no cars, no stop signs, just great riding.
Having grown up on an air force base, I can tell you that the military police are VERY diligent about keeping people from getting too close to the flight line. They'll also give you free rides home to discuss things with your parents.
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See, even those Navy jocks can't stop chasing tale.
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What was that event called...Tailhook?
Oh, yeah that was the Navy...
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I'll need to re-do childhood. Our idea of rural excitement was ignoring the no trespassing sign and climbing the fence into the farmer's woods. Farmer never did catch us.
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I guess the excitement was what went on in the woods?
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