Destroying expensive things (voluntarily or otherwise)

Discussion in 'Fine Living, Home, Design & Auto' started by Bergdorf Goodwill, May 20, 2007.

  1. JetBlast

    JetBlast Senior member

    Messages:
    5,880
    Likes Received:
    8
    Joined:
    Jan 3, 2007
    Location:
    Los Angeles / London
    We found a huge stockpile of old Macintosh comps here at the airport a few days ago. Needless to say, after almost every form of destruction you can imagine, all 28 of them are gone.

    [​IMG]

    Fun for all.

    JB
     


  2. LabelKing

    LabelKing Senior member

    Messages:
    25,745
    Likes Received:
    238
    Joined:
    May 24, 2002
    Location:
    Constantinople
    Careful, they might think you're all terrorists.
     


  3. j

    j (stands for Jerk) Admin

    Messages:
    14,914
    Likes Received:
    93
    Joined:
    Feb 17, 2002
    Location:
    Seattle, WA
    Not me, but a client of mine, just after I had finished setting up his brand new $600 color laser printer and getting it all working, tried using it and the paper jammed. He unhooked it and threw it across the garage, then smashed it to pieces with some nearby implement like a hammer or something. Then he bought another one and had me set that one up.

    Luckily for me and everyone around, he seems to keep that to inanimate objects, and the printer problem wasn't my fault. [​IMG] I still joke to him about the things I've heard about the durability of certain printers.
     


  4. whnay.

    whnay. Senior member Dubiously Honored

    Messages:
    9,420
    Likes Received:
    282
    Joined:
    Jan 7, 2005
    Location:
    Atlanta, GA
    I once burnt an arce of land (being a moron and lighting firecrackers in dry grass) on coincidentally of all days Earth Day...
     


  5. summej2

    summej2 Senior member

    Messages:
    589
    Likes Received:
    2
    Joined:
    Apr 20, 2006
    Had a few anger issues in college, especially when my computer would crash during my 3D animation final project.

    I once threw a sofa through a window during my angry undergraduate years; I was not inebriated at the time.
     


  6. dirk diggler

    dirk diggler Senior member

    Messages:
    1,635
    Likes Received:
    0
    Joined:
    Mar 12, 2006
    Location:
    In the Lou
    I punched a hole in my computer monitor at my old law firm when the system crashed and I could not bill.

    I also thru a typewriter down the hallway when I was rushing to get some UCC-1's filed (pre-adobe days) and make fed ex. Surprisingly, none of the partners at my old firm said anything abuout this.

    Finally, years ago, I was sitting in a parking lot once at a cvs, and some bitch pulled up and bumped my drivers' side door with her car. Instead of saying sorry, she scowled at me and walked in. I counted to 20, and then I used my door as a battering ram and FUCKED HER CAR UP by slamming my door on her door. OF course, I left the scene . . . .
     


  7. robbie

    robbie Pleading Poverty

    Messages:
    6,424
    Likes Received:
    55
    Joined:
    May 3, 2007
    Location:
    Nebraska
    My demolitions have been rather small. I broke a canoe paddle when i worked at summer camp. I don't know how many halogen light bulbs i've broken.

    What my roomate freshman year did takes the cake however. We were all sitting in the room watching a movie and we hear laughter followed by a long pause and a " holy shit guys I blew up the toilet". Our dorm had sloan valve toilets so luckily nothing too serious happened. But the toilet bowl cracked and fell into a million pieces all over the floor of our bathroom. It was hillarious until i had to take a shit.

    robbie
     


  8. Tokyo Slim

    Tokyo Slim In Time Out

    Messages:
    19,179
    Likes Received:
    13
    Joined:
    Apr 28, 2004
    Location:
    Where Eagles Dare!
    I used to be a bit of a firebug. Never caught, so I won't be disclosing any details. I don't light fires anymore, so the whole world can sleep soundly.

    Also, I pretty much suck at driving/am unlucky. Crashed into a deer, totalled 1987 Nissan Maxima. SUV crashed into me, totalled a 1989 Lincoln Continental, Crashed into a green Jetta, $10k damage to my Stratus. Fender-bendered a van, $1k damage done to bumper of Stratus. Got sideswiped by dude in light truck, $12k worth of damage to Stratus. Stratus is fine... thank you insurance!

    I DO pay $290 a month in premiums though. [​IMG]

    Blew about 12000 pounds of sawdust into an auxilliary building at my high school.

    Taken stuff out in the woods and shot it to death on several occasions. Probably horrible for the environment, but I'm an American, and its my God given right to shoot a couple hundred rounds into an old computer.

    Uh... I've destroyed a girl's self confidence once. Then I broke up with her. She seems to be fully recovered now.

    More as I think of it.
     


  9. tiecollector

    tiecollector Senior member

    Messages:
    7,031
    Likes Received:
    11
    Joined:
    Sep 8, 2006
    Location:
    Germany
    Several cell phones have been smashed after arguments with the ball and chain. I seem to remember an ipod finding it's way through the wall once (not that durable).
     


  10. DNW

    DNW Senior member

    Messages:
    10,526
    Likes Received:
    4
    Joined:
    Mar 10, 2006
    Location:
    Recession, Baby
    Mint burgundy Audi S8. I was turning left out of a gas station, an old lady ran a stop sign and smacked into the front end of the car. They had to replace the whole front end and some mechanical parts. Man, that thing was gorgeous. I was pissed, and it wasn't even my car.

    Some other minor accidents: BMW Z3 M, BMW 330Ci, BMW 328i, and some other cars I don't remember. Most accidents weren't my fault, but one or two probably were.
     


  11. odoreater

    odoreater Senior member

    Messages:
    8,739
    Likes Received:
    43
    Joined:
    Mar 2, 2005
    Location:
    Elizabethtown
    I got pissed off at my last laptop and threw it at the wall breaking the laptop and putting a hole in the sheetrock.
     


  12. johnapril

    johnapril Senior member

    Messages:
    5,663
    Likes Received:
    6
    Joined:
    Sep 28, 2004
    Parts of Los Angeles burned down while I was living there. That's all I'll say about that.
     


  13. Matt

    Matt [email protected]

    Messages:
    11,179
    Likes Received:
    114
    Joined:
    Jan 14, 2005
    Location:
    Sunny Saigon

    Uh... I've destroyed a girl's self confidence once. Then I broke up with her. She seems to be fully recovered now.


    Not sure whether that qualifies as an 'expensive thing'.

    How much did you pay for her?
     


  14. Young Scrappy

    Young Scrappy Senior member

    Messages:
    324
    Likes Received:
    0
    Joined:
    Jun 1, 2006
    Location:
    Orlando, FL
    I tore my knee playing basketball. That was very expensive to repair.
     


  15. Huntsman

    Huntsman Senior member

    Messages:
    7,735
    Likes Received:
    468
    Joined:
    Jul 3, 2004
    I once threw a sofa through a window during my angry undergraduate years; I was not inebriated at the time.

    That be some massive defenestration there.
     


Share This Page

Styleforum is proudly sponsored by