Fundamentally unserious people

Robert Moose spends long hours monitoring police scanners and such so we don’t have to. This interchange took place last night:

Some people can learn lessons only in the most painful way possible. This guy, I suspect, is one of them:

For some reason, the Stoner-American community seems to have picked up on this, laser pointers being a handy tool for bowl ignition:

Years of the stuff can damage reading comprehension, it appears.

And just to add to the local paranoia, pointing a laser at aircraft of any sort is a Federal crime.


  1. fillyjonk »

    19 September 2018 · 2:23 pm

    Welp, that last link you gave there has to be one of the weirder “Today I Learned” things that I learned recently.

    I wonder if a laser pointer would be able to ignite a campfire, then, therefore making it a survival tool I might actually want to have on hand. (I’ve tried starting fires with my eyeglass lenses – based on a claim an Outdoor Ed teacher made years ago – and no luck)

  2. CGHill »

    19 September 2018 · 2:31 pm

    Doesn’t sound like a really great idea to me:

  3. fillyjonk »

    19 September 2018 · 3:34 pm

    So I guess I shouldn’t use a frickin’ laser to start a fricken’ campfire.


  4. McGehee »

    19 September 2018 · 4:38 pm

    I have an electronic lighter. Pointing that at an aircraft is unlikely to cause trouble.

  5. fillyjonk »

    19 September 2018 · 5:30 pm

    Though it might cause it to break into a “power ballad.”

  6. McGehee »

    19 September 2018 · 6:17 pm

    Better that the lights go down in the city than the jets.

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