The Wrath of the Killdozer

A nice retrospective on Marvin Heemeyer and his Killdozer.

Previously, previously.

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8 Responses:

  1. baconmonkey says:

    via what manner of villainous machine will you unleash your wrath, when you finally snap?

    • mattallen says:

      Why the "singular"?

      It still surprises me that people like to get inside their dooms day machines... rather than use remote control... and that they stop at one machine. So predictable and lame.

      • lionsphil says:

        If the police could have just shown up at his house and shot him (I am lead to believe that they've been taking "shoot first" training from the London Met), it wouldn't have lasted over two hours. You need to put the critical components inside the protective shield---and if it's under your direct control, you're a critical component.

        Alternatively, give it the automatic electronic brain of a Roomba, or make your base of operations a refurbished missile bunker.

        • revsphynx says:

          How would they have known WHERE he was if he had still built the armor. Also, perhaps his could have armored a stationary control base better than even the Killdozer.

        • quercus says:

          What are you going to achieve with a Killroomba though? Really big crop circles?

          • lionsphil says:

            Yeah, but you can make them out of trampled buildings.

            Also, the idea of your Mechanised Contraption of Substantial Property Destruction starting off with a happy little beeped tune just appeals to my sense of unnecessarily perverse contrast.

  2. rapier1 says:

    I guess Killdozer's "I Have Seen Grown Men Cry" would just have been too obvious.