January 28, 2019

SportsFilter: The Monday Huddle:

A place to discuss the sports stories that aren't making news, share links that aren't quite front-page material, and diagram plays on your hand. Remember to count to five Mississippi before commenting in anger.

posted by huddle to general at 06:00 AM - 8 comments

Take two routine everyday headlines:

Florida Fisherman Lands Trophy Catch

Explosives Experts Summoned To Taco Bell

Many people would assume that they are unrelated. But they're not.

posted by beaverboard at 09:30 AM on January 28, 2019

Explosives Experts Summoned To Taco Bell

Beans, beans, the more you eat...

posted by billsaysthis at 11:42 AM on January 28, 2019

So magnet fishing is a thing? Kind of like a sadder, wetter version of strolling the beach with a metal detector (and sandals with socks)?

posted by tahoemoj at 12:00 PM on January 28, 2019

It doesn't matter how long explosive ordnance has been lying around; it's still dangerous. The stuff will become more unstable over time, and sometimes the slightest bump can set it off. Every time I have been on a military base for a job I have had a safety briefing before I can actually get to work. The first thing they talk about is unexploded ordnance, and the message is get away from it and report it immediately. This guy is lucky that the back end of his vehicle is not resembling a swiss cheese today.

posted by Howard_T at 03:06 PM on January 28, 2019

Taco Bell's evacuation routine, long considered the gold standard due to almost daily practice with no prior warning, went off without a hitch.

posted by beaverboard at 03:18 PM on January 28, 2019

Taco Bell's evacuation routine

Not to be confused with a "Taco Bell Evacuation Routine," which inevitably involves hurried, if not frantic, steps--closely followed by unholy bodily noises and smells that would make the most impervious billy goat barf.

posted by tahoemoj at 03:33 PM on January 28, 2019

Saints 'do-over' lawsuit inches closer to resolution goes to show there are some lawyers with extremely poor judgment. Or themselves for a client.

posted by billsaysthis at 04:14 PM on January 28, 2019

The stuff will become more unstable over time

Three years back some ladies at the lake found an interesting shaped class container with a bright green liquid in it while picking saskatoons. One decided it would look nice on her cabin shelf she brought it home on the back of her ATV. Early the next summer an old timer came to visit and knew exactly what the jar contained - liquid explosive (I believe some form of nitro) used during the railway expansion back some 60 years ago or more. The entire end of the lake was evacuated while the bomb folks came and safely removed the pretty jar.

posted by cixelsyd at 10:23 PM on January 28, 2019

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