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tdarko 12-30-2005 05:41 PM

i actually did snap this time (posting for you swede...long)
 
i was driving (isn't this how it always starts?) on a suburban two lane street in the left lane with a black truck next to me in the right lane, i look in my rear view mirror and there is an entirely too loud white camaro that is maybe a half a foot from my rear.

i look down thinking that maybe i need to step on the gas? i am going 54 in a 40 mph zone, now i am not the type that pumps the brakes to get tailgaters away and the real problem is that he is pissed b/c the black truck is going the same speed as me so he is blocked in and can't get around us. well instead of going 60 mph to please this guy so he can meander between us i decide to just stay course and resume speed.

now this guy is really close to me, so close that when he decides to whip his car into the right lane and try his luck over there that he actually clips my car. its subtle, but i feel my car bump forward. now i am not a nit and am pretty cool about these type of things especially since i drive a large SUV and i seriously doubt that it did any damage to my car being that his car probably hit slightly underneath the bumper (i know this b/c i have been hit from behind 3 times by sports cars).

well the truck turns right and the camaro floors it and i am left wondering if he realizes he hit me?

i take off after him and he is sitting at a red light 3 cars back in the right lane and the left lane is empty in front of me but i still stop even with him. i roll down my window and tell him to pull over. he ignores. i tell him to pull over and honk. he then makes a cup with his hand over his ears and mouths, "i can't hear you" (well played i have to admit). he then starts smile and tell me to [censored] off etc, really just acting like a prick.

i have a baseball in each of two cupholders in my car (so that they don't roll around), i grab one and throw the ball at his window as hard as i can...if the window weren't rolled up it would have hit him between the eyes. it scares the [censored] out of him and he freaks out. i say, "get out of your [censored] car you piece of [censored]." (this was an easy throw for me since i am left-handed BTW)

he doesn't flip out instead he stops all his gestures and kind of goes silent and looks forward. i take the other ball and again throw it at his window, his window shakes and he jumps in his seat a little...i laugh a little inside. a black guy in a truck behind him i notice has his jaw dropped.

at this point i just start yelling at him but i don't remember what i said, probably that i was going to kill him or something but it happened so fast that honestly can't remember what i said. the whole time he just stared to the front of his car saucer-eyed (quite different from the cocky [censored] talking from the beginning). then the light turned green and he drove off and stuck his middle finger out of the window.

i put my flashers on and got out and picked up my two baseballs (they are major league baseballs and i wasn't leaving without them).

then to calm down i went to best buy to spend my $50 gift card and bought:

CD's
Matisyahu- live at stubbs
DVD's
Millions
Me and You and Everyone We Know
The Ice Storm (it was only 6.99 what a deal!)

12-30-2005 05:44 PM

Re: i actually did snap this time (posting for you swede...long)
 
Congratulations on the DVD deal. Also, I always retrieve baseballs after using them in such fashion.

Perrier

lapoker17 12-30-2005 05:44 PM

Re: i actually did snap this time (posting for you swede...long)
 
i liked the ice storm.

12-30-2005 05:49 PM

Re: i actually did snap this time (posting for you swede...long)
 
what if his window's shattered how awesome would that be

asofel 12-30-2005 05:50 PM

Re: i actually did snap this time (posting for you swede...long)
 
you're a pretty good baseball player too, right? didn't break the window? reinforced or something?

nice job on the matisyahu btw...

daryn 12-30-2005 05:51 PM

Re: i actually did snap this time (posting for you swede...long)
 
i'm on your side for this one

just hearing that he drove away then gave you the middle finger makes me mad though.. just hearing about it! i wanted to read on and hear you catch up to him again and some more fun stuff happen

Yeti 12-30-2005 05:53 PM

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a black guy in a truck behind him i notice has his jaw dropped.

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Why did you feel the need to tell us he was black?

<font color="white">I am totally kidding. Nice story. </font>

tdarko 12-30-2005 05:55 PM

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didn't break the window?

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i actually got a lot on it considering i was in the sitting position and his window was even cracked a little bit which is the reason it rattled when it hit which makes me think that it would be really tough to break a window by throwing a baseball from car to car from sitting in a driver's seat.

the problem is you cant reach all the way back to throw the ball or your hand hits your window, you lose velocity b/c of this.

tdarko 12-30-2005 05:57 PM

Re: i actually did snap this time (posting for you swede...long)
 
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Why did you feel the need to tell us he was black?


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b/c the story requires details and this is what i remember about the guy, that he was black and that he drove a truck. does that make me racist?

lapoker17 12-30-2005 05:58 PM

Re: i actually did snap this time (posting for you swede...long)
 
why did you feel the need to tell us that he was in a truck?

tdarko 12-30-2005 06:00 PM

Re: i actually did snap this time (posting for you swede...long)
 
b/c i am racist

Eurotrash 12-30-2005 06:00 PM

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why did you feel the need to tell us that he was in a truck?

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why did you feel the need to tell us that the truck the black guy drove was also black?

and that the white trash guy drove a white Camaro?

asofel 12-30-2005 06:03 PM

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didn't break the window?

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i actually got a lot on it considering i was in the sitting position and his window was even cracked a little bit which is the reason it rattled when it hit which makes me think that it would be really tough to break a window by throwing a baseball from car to car from sitting in a driver's seat.

the problem is you cant reach all the way back to throw the ball or your hand hits your window, you lose velocity b/c of this.

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yeah, i can imagine your range of possible motion as being small...i guess the windows are stronger than i would have thought..i know windshields are usually pretty tough....

i think you should always keep those baseballs there and do a statistical analysis of just how hard it is to break anothers window...you know, anytime someone pisses you off of course [img]/images/graemlins/smile.gif[/img]

tdarko 12-30-2005 06:06 PM

Re: i actually did snap this time (posting for you swede...long)
 
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why did you feel the need to tell us that the truck the black guy drove was also black?

and that the white trash guy drove a white Camaro?

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well i actually never said what color the black guy's truck was but if you want to know it was gold/pewter (sp?). the guy next to me driving, his truck was black and i give the details b/c i don't tell stories very well when writing b/c i tend to LEAVE out too much information so i figure i will just put everything in there the first time so i don't have to go back and put it all in there afterwards. a lot easier.

SackUp 12-30-2005 06:09 PM

Re: i actually did snap this time (posting for you swede...long)
 
[ QUOTE ]
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a black guy in a truck behind him i notice has his jaw dropped.

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Why did you feel the need to tell us he was black?

<font color="white">I am totally kidding. Nice story. </font>

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Don't be such a fcking nit. The real question is whether you would have done the same thing had it been a black guy in a white camaro.

Ulysses 12-30-2005 06:09 PM

Re: i actually did snap this time (posting for you swede...long)
 
tdarko,

Of course it was gold!

emonrad87 12-30-2005 06:10 PM

Re: i actually did snap this time (posting for you swede...long)
 
oh man. I woulda just gotten his license plate and reported him for felony hit and run. i think your way might be better tho

Eurotrash 12-30-2005 06:10 PM

Re: i actually did snap this time (posting for you swede...long)
 
[ QUOTE ]
[ QUOTE ]
why did you feel the need to tell us that the truck the black guy drove was also black?

and that the white trash guy drove a white Camaro?

[/ QUOTE ]
well i actually never said what color the black guy's truck was but if you want to know it was gold/pewter (sp?). the guy next to me driving, his truck was black and i give the details b/c i don't tell stories very well when writing b/c i tend to LEAVE out too much information so i figure i will just put everything in there the first time so i don't have to go back and put it all in there afterwards. a lot easier.

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lol ok. i was just kidding if it wasn't obvious.

nice story.

asofel 12-30-2005 06:10 PM

Re: i actually did snap this time (posting for you swede...long)
 
Diablo,

fo shizzle.

miajag81 12-30-2005 06:15 PM

Re: i actually did snap this time (posting for you swede...long)
 
Well played...I need to start keeping throwable projectiles in my car for this very reason.

asofel 12-30-2005 06:15 PM

Re: i actually did snap this time (posting for you swede...long)
 
I'm still thinking about this and imagining it happening in front of me. I think I would be laughing for days...

Ulysses 12-30-2005 06:28 PM

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asofel,

One time, I was in Buckhead in Atlanta. Friday night or something and streets were pretty packed. Some sedan (Taurus or something) with a middle-aged couple stops at a light and just barely taps this blinged out SUV. I'm talking, not even a scratch or hint of paint or bump or anything, just barely tap bumpers. This was pre-Escalade days. Maybe a Navigator or something, I dunno. This huge black dude gets out of the truck, reaches in, grabs a baseball bat. Walks up to the Taurus (note, this is a completely bumper-to-bumper packed major street with tons of people on the sidewalks) and starts slamming it into the hood, I dunno, about 5 times. Then the light changes, he goes back to his car, they drive away.

Crazy!

12-30-2005 06:32 PM

Re: i actually did snap this time (posting for you swede...long)
 
All,

If he actually breaks the window it is going to be harder to get the baseballs back. I think it was well played.

Diablo,

Kindly stop telling stories from an ambiguous perspective. Also stop pretending that you don't remember what kind of SUV you owned back then.

Perrier

Ulysses 12-30-2005 06:37 PM

Re: i actually did snap this time (posting for you swede...long)
 
perrier,

Turns out I still have a pic from that incident:

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v1...pboxer/hot.jpg

Eurotrash 12-30-2005 06:40 PM

Re: i actually did snap this time (posting for you swede...long)
 
hah. who is the guy in the driver's seat (since it's obviously not Jerome Bettis)?

Ulysses 12-30-2005 06:41 PM

Re: i actually did snap this time (posting for you swede...long)
 
Euro,

I believe that was the dude who was going to buy it from The Bus.

tdarko 12-30-2005 06:42 PM

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I believe that was the dude who was going to buy it from The Bus.

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so he didn't actually spend his life on it and purchase it?

12-30-2005 06:46 PM

Re: i actually did snap this time (posting for you swede...long)
 
Diablo,

That sir was an excellent dig from the past. Do you keep this stuff archived on your computer for times like this or does the inspiration to retrieve it just come to you and a quick search and some ms paint later...
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http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v1...pboxer/hot.jpg

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In either case, I salute you.

Perrier

mmbt0ne 12-30-2005 06:47 PM

Re: i actually did snap this time (posting for you swede...long)
 
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asofel,

One time, I was in Buckhead in Atlanta. Friday night or something and streets were pretty packed. Some sedan (Taurus or something) with a middle-aged couple stops at a light and just barely taps this blinged out SUV. I'm talking, not even a scratch or hint of paint or bump or anything, just barely tap bumpers. This was pre-Escalade days. Maybe a Navigator or something, I dunno. This huge black dude gets out of the truck, reaches in, grabs a baseball bat. Walks up to the Taurus (note, this is a completely bumper-to-bumper packed major street with tons of people on the sidewalks) and starts slamming it into the hood, I dunno, about 5 times. Then the light changes, he goes back to his car, they drive away.

Crazy!

[/ QUOTE ]

http://www.firstcoastnews.com/assetp..._ray_lewis.jpg

I ain't see NUTHIN!!!

Ulysses 12-30-2005 06:52 PM

Re: i actually did snap this time (posting for you swede...long)
 
mmbt,

In all seriousness, that was one of the craziest episodes I ever witnessed. It was like an entire city block of cars and people were all just sitting there watching, stunned.

[censored] 12-30-2005 06:54 PM

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[ QUOTE ]
asofel,

One time, I was in Buckhead in Atlanta. Friday night or something and streets were pretty packed. Some sedan (Taurus or something) with a middle-aged couple stops at a light and just barely taps this blinged out SUV. I'm talking, not even a scratch or hint of paint or bump or anything, just barely tap bumpers. This was pre-Escalade days. Maybe a Navigator or something, I dunno. This huge black dude gets out of the truck, reaches in, grabs a baseball bat. Walks up to the Taurus (note, this is a completely bumper-to-bumper packed major street with tons of people on the sidewalks) and starts slamming it into the hood, I dunno, about 5 times. Then the light changes, he goes back to his car, they drive away.

Crazy!

[/ QUOTE ]


HAHAHAHA Good ole Buckhead.

I've seen many a crazy thing there

asofel 12-30-2005 06:57 PM

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mmbt,

In all seriousness, that was one of the craziest episodes I ever witnessed. It was like an entire city block of cars and people were all just sitting there watching, stunned.

[/ QUOTE ]

That's some crazy [censored]...does Buckhead have a reputation? cnfuzzd just mentioned it...what's the deal?

bwana devil 12-30-2005 06:58 PM

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[ QUOTE ]
i have a baseball in each of two cupholders in my car (so that they don't roll around),

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good story. ive had my own confrontations but never boil to this extent. i would feel quite justified w/ this outcome.

i like your explanation for why you keep baseballs in the car. theyre there to keep them from rolling around in the cupholders. duh.

bwana

Ulysses 12-30-2005 07:01 PM

Re: i actually did snap this time (posting for you swede...long)
 
asofel,

Back when that happened ('96 maybe), Buckhead was mainly a white fratboy type hangout area and stuff like this was definitely WAY out of the ordinary.

Tweetle 12-30-2005 07:10 PM

Re: i actually did snap this time (posting for you swede...long)
 
Think of the worst bar scene you know, then multiply it by about 1,000,000,000. That's Buckhead. I live in Atlanta and have partied there too many times. Moondogs, Peachtree Tavern, CJ's for those familiar. Every year it gets worse and more ridiculous. Traffic is a joke. I think if you own a car with 28 in rims or an SUV with TVs playing porn and a system playing REALLY loud music you're required to be in THE ATL on Friday/Saturday night. If you don't have three or four scantily clad sistas in your ride already, you have to bring traffic to a complete halt while you hang out your window yelling foul things at any and all females you see. Sadly, it really IS dangerous. Getting drunk and picking fights down there is a very bad idea.

asofel 12-30-2005 07:13 PM

Re: i actually did snap this time (posting for you swede...long)
 
[ QUOTE ]
asofel,

Back when that happened ('96 maybe), Buckhead was mainly a white fratboy type hangout area and stuff like this was definitely WAY out of the ordinary.

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ahh, ok. Kinda like M street in Georgetown...which is also changing, although not nearly the scene shock describes below...

which is hilarious btw shock, nicely said.

mang, all this talk makes me wanna bust a cap in somebody...

Ulysses 12-30-2005 07:17 PM

Re: i actually did snap this time (posting for you swede...long)
 
asofel,

Apparently over the years it has become much rowdier with much more gang and other such activity.

kipin 12-30-2005 07:21 PM

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asofel,

Apparently over the years it has become much rowdier with much more gang and other such activity.

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Maybe it is time to move back.

http://img278.imageshack.us/img278/3223/diablo3nl.jpg

tdarko 12-30-2005 07:23 PM

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kipin,

can you put the golden gate bridge in the background?

bdk3clash 12-30-2005 07:27 PM

Re: i actually did snap this time (posting for you swede...long)
 
I'm pretty surprised at all the back-patting you're getting on this one. This guy may or may not have committed some minor moving violations, and fled from the scene of an "accident" (with no visible damage), but your actions were well beyond a reasonable (or, I'm guessing, legal) response. You're lucky you didn't end up in jail for assault or worse or get into a conflict for which your baseballs might not have been adequate protection.

FWIW tapping on the brakes when someone's tailgating you and you can't switch lanes isn't a dick move--I always thought it was pretty standard. (Sometimes tailgaters just don't realize how close they are or that you can't switch lanes at the moment or expect you to speed up or whatever.) A quick tap on the brakes and almost all of the time they'll get the message, brake a bit, and let you pass into the other lane.

Slamming on your brakes and making the tailgater brake hard is a dick move. Throwing two baseballs in retaliation is unbelievably stupid and reckless.


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