Isn't this illegal?
If this is wrong, I don't want to be right.
So is raping children, but I'm sure this kind of mind would find that amusing as well. *le sigh*
A) That's a pretty offensive bit of hyperbole and your mother would be ashamed of you.
B) I haven't done the math, but I bet that the squirrel was not injured. On first glance, I thought it was a cat, which would (due to scale issues) be a whole different thing entirely. I suspect that due to weight vs drag, impact at terminal velocity for a ground squirrel is not fatal.
I'll take that as seriously as one should from a person who can't tell a squirrel from a cat.
I have poor vision. You don't see a moral distinction between child rape and frightening a squirrel. We all have these little handicaps.
What part of being bodily flung a significant distance, possibly into something solid, equates to 'frightening' to you?
Any why am I arguing with Americans on the internet instead of doing something more worthwhile and pleasant, like drinking bleach or wishing a canister was dropped on your whole shitbag country?
Feel free to escalate to calling me Hitler. Makes me tingle.
Why don't you go learn some physics and get back to us with a more appropriately tuned sense of outrage?
If my outrage were even vaguely appropriate, would I be shouting it through the internet at complete strangers?
Way to bring in an irrelevant country dynamic to an argument because you can't think of any points to make. Way to succeed at internet.
Morton: Congratulations. Tell me, was it necessary that you kill all of them? I only told you to scare them.
Frank: Squirrels scare better when they're dying.
It's actually irrelevant. Cat terminal velocity is below fatal too.
Of course, cats aren't vermin either.
If you click through, you can see the YouTube video of the squirrel clearing the fence and landing on the other side. Aside from the spin, squirrels have made worse jumps themselves.
No amount of the squirrel surviving or me obviously being a humourless fuck with low rationality makes it ok. Why do so many Americans think the world around them is there to amuse?
Probably the same reason that Angry Internet Men assume that everyone online is American.
Or a man. *middle finger*
Excuse me while I feed the (female) troll.<Â°)))><
Ok, that's about enough out of you. Go play outside.
Why do you hate America so much :(
Weak internet anecdotal evidence suggests that squirrels can walk away from 20-40 foot falls.
It didn't die, therefore we should do what we like. Nice reasoning. Can I hit you with a car under the same logic?
Are you a squirrel?
My grandmother was half squirrel that makes me one eighth squirrel.
Better than being 1/8 jew.
Can squirrels be jews?
No. Of course, you being a typical male American, probably can't be bothered to learn about other cultures.
Yeah, however there was one german squirrel, who tried to kill jew squirrels, remember?
squirrels aren't even kosher!
if it's funny, sure.
Clearly, you are severely underestimating the inherit evil of squirrels. They're like sewer rats with insane jumping powers that wake you up before 6:00am on a Saturday by stampeding on the roof like a herd of tiny elephants. They're little demon creatures that cannot be harmed by mere catapulting; it takes a railgun or an automobile to take one out. Probably thought it was fun, like a teenager on a roller coaster.
Animal cruelty tends to be, yeah. "Ha ha ha."
Illegal? Don't know. Cruel? Yes.
However, if that were a racoon being launched, I'd be all over it.
Fuck squirrels. They are vermin. They deserve whatever they get.
This google search is eye-opening for how many states and government entities condone squirrel hunting: squirrel hunting site:.gov.
Some choice quotes and facts from a random selection of pages found in that search:
""Squirrelitis" is a common contagious disease in many parts of the country. It seems to affect lazy people more than others and the only cure is to go squirrel hunting."
"Hunting squirrels with a muzzleloading rifle is a traditional activity that actually played an essential role in the establishment of our country. The expert rifle marksmanship of early patriots was gained through hunting experience, necessary for survival in the Colonial period. Good marksmen (and women) put meat on the table and in doing so prepared themselves for revolutionary war against a British enemy that did not practice marksmanship."
In New York, squirrel season runs September 1 to February 28 this season, and hunters make "bag" up to 6 a day. I'd be getting a late start, but there are 115 days left in the season. So I can kill up to 690 this season. Unless the squirrels are red squirrels, in which case there is no limit to how many I take, ever.
"Squirrel dogs can come from just about any breed of dog; however dogs that excel at hunting other game make poor squirrel dogs. The most popular breeds that have the best reputation for developing the drive and desire to hunt and tree squirrels are feists and curs."
So that's how the little bastards crossed the Atlantic.
I like that the tag "Space" was used on this entry.
I have now watched this approximately 2,397 times. It has not ceased being funny.
I am so building this for our "bird" feeder that is continually raided by the lawn rats.
Elbonia Airlines prototype flight-testing division...
"But Bullwinkle, that trick never works."
"i think i will make a redneck launcher. asï»¿ bait i will set out a coors lite and a pack of dorals."
Either the guy had a lot of cameras filming one event from different angles, or squirrels don't learn very quickly.
(or it's fake)
You reminded me of this:
There's even a parody for people opposed to hunting: Deer Avenger (Cendant Software; $19.95). In it, bazooka-toting deer lure potbellied hunters to their death with such "genuine hunter calls" as a feminine cry of "Help, I'm naked, and I have a pizza." This game has yet to crack the Top 10.
From this old article at Time about the Big Game hunting game craze/phase.
See... that sounds like a great game :)
In the real world, what they need to do is allow the hunted to have seconds - preferably seconds that were hip to how to use high-powered firearms and whatnot.
Hunting is just not sporting unless the dear/raccoon/whatever can snipe you from 150m in starlight.
(Though I'd argue that hunting in first world countries isn't sporting at all... it's just slaughter dressed up in nice language to make it not sound like it is just slaughter for the purposes of pleasure.)