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Old 06-24-2005, 11:45 PM
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The Stupid Stuff you used to do as a Kid thread

One of the Stupid Things I used to do as a kid was:

At night, I'd sneak up to somebodies house, preferably a woman who was babysitting, or alone - and peer into a window.

I'd sharply rap on the window a single time. Kind of like a bird hitting the window...

Since it would be dark outside, and light inside the house, I could see the shadow of the person as they came to the window to look out and "see what that noise was"...

When I could tell that they were peering out the window, I'd jump up with my arms outspread (sometimes wearing a mask and holding a machette) and yell "Rrrraaaawwww!!!!".

At the time I thought it was hillarious watching them as they shrieked and ran to the telephone, obviously to call the police. Sometimes I'd hide at a distance and watch the police shine their spotlights around the area.

Now, 30 years later, I wonder why nobody ever shot me

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Old 06-25-2005, 12:07 AM
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The stupid and amusing follies of my youth would fill a volume.

One example will suffice.

I was about 10, my pal Jody Hawxhurst 12.

One silly fellow, "bix" Buckley used to derive pleasure from telling us babes about risque pranks which would be guaranteed to upset our elders.

He stated with all seriousness that if you managed to make a cat inhale some ammonia from a tray it would do "flip-flops" as he put it,

He accompanied this description with the most lively gesticulations and motions imaginable so that for the next few days we could think of nothing else.

One day,in an evil hour we were armed with a small tray of ammonia,walked over to where the widow Sammis lived and called for her cat Proust,{I'm not kidding}

Trusting little Proust came over, sure enough,expecting to be petted,

Jody seized it and I thrust the tray of ammonia under it's nose for what seemed like 2 minutes, the poor cat alternately pulled itself away and collapsed for a few moments.

It repeated this for what seemed like 5 minutes,collapsing, getting up and walking away.

Needless to say we were highly amused.

After that Proust would ostentatiously avoid us for years thereafter.
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Old 06-25-2005, 09:17 AM
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My buddy and I only had our learner's permits but that didn't stop us. So...

When his parent's were fast asleep, we'd push his Dad's Dodge Diplomat out of the garage. Get it rolling in neutral and when sufficiently far away, start it and head out for fun.

I had an authentic dash mounted police light and a spot light. A combo for trouble:

We’d hunt for cars driven by young people. After following them for a few mins, we’d pull up closer and turn on both lights. Apparently we got a kick out of their panicked look in the rear view mirror. When they pulled to the side, we slowly drive by, roll down the window and yell, “sucker!!” The look on their faces was a mixture of horror, anger and surprise. Truly priceless. Never got caught, but we only did it a few times. Could never figure out why they'd pull over since we didn't have a siren...
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Before cell phones the opportunities for doing almost anything without being caught existed.

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Old 06-25-2005, 11:35 AM
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Dad had an accetylene torch set. I would fill balloons with acctylene and put the balloons in a paper grocery bag. Light the bag and run, run, run. It would shake the ground when it went off. At the time I thought I was lucky that I never got caught. Now when I think back...
These were far louder than the M-80s and 1/4 sticks we used to buy in the 80s.
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Old 06-25-2005, 11:44 AM
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Originally Posted by Wodnek
Dad had an accetylene torch set. I would fill balloons with acctylene and put the balloons in a paper grocery bag. Light the bag and run, run, run. It would shake the ground when it went off. At the time I thought I was lucky that I never got caught. Now when I think back...
These were far louder than the M-80s and 1/4 sticks we used to buy in the 80s.
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Old 06-25-2005, 12:13 PM
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My buddies and I would all pile into a vehicle and then drive over to the "other" side of town. We would go on garbage day. We would pull up to houses and grab a plastic bag of garbage and then drive away dragging it while we drove. Eventually the bag would break and garbage would be strewn all over the street in their neighborhood.

(man, what idiots we were. I think of how pissed I would be seeing some kids do that in my neighborhood)
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Old 06-25-2005, 01:26 PM
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Set light to a paper bag of fresh dog poop on the door step....knock on the door and run....some people had only slippers on !

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Old 06-25-2005, 10:42 PM
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I used to make and set off pipe bombs..............but I outgrew that by 16.
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At Christmas time we used to steal Joseph from the Catholic Churches nativity scene and put him in the phone booth in front of the town hall. He was perfect in size and position to hold the receiver. Every morning the old priest would have to get him out of the phone booth and put him back next to Mary.
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Old 06-26-2005, 12:44 AM
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Me and a friend used to ride a BMX down his grandmother's driveway, and get each other to jam a stick of wood in the front wheel spokes as you passed them.

For fun! ?!?
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Old 06-27-2005, 10:54 AM
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Originally Posted by dkveuro
Set light to a paper bag of fresh dog poop on the door step....knock on the door and run....some people had only slippers on !
You know..some guy in college tried that and got caught.
It must suck walking around being known as the #$$hole on a small campus.
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Old 06-27-2005, 11:20 AM
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Anyone notice that only the GUYS have stuff to add to this thread?

I did lots of stupid stuff too, and my Dad got used to seeing my mom waiting by the garage door eager to tell him of the day's antics!

Anyone else try to parachute off the roof top with a bedsheet? Fortunately, my mom got wind of it and halted the episode before I could get a good launch!

Dumbest move? I had spray painted a model rocket on the floor of my parent's finished basement. Although I had placed newspaper down prior to painting, there was overspray around the perimeter of the newspaper I had laid down.

I got a mop and bucket and poured "Strip-eeze" paint stripper in the bucket (FULL STRENGTH) and proceeded to mop up the excess paint off the linoleum tile...AND took the pattern off the tile as well!

My dad was too flabbergasted to kill me right then, but years later, we sold the house with a large rug covering the affected area...

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