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Denied access to the pressure washer, they used a leaf blower – I kid you not.

18 comments

1 hipparchia { 11.30.10 at 8:33 pm }
2 Bryan { 11.30.10 at 9:39 pm }

Well I liked it…

3 hipparchia { 11.30.10 at 9:49 pm }

i love the lolcat, but i was laughing at the leaf-blower gang.

4 Steve Bates { 11.30.10 at 10:13 pm }

“they used a leaf blower – I kid you not.”

And it blew them all the way to Alief? *

* Small Texas town near Houston

5 Badtux { 11.30.10 at 10:45 pm }

Uhm, what, exactly, did they do with the leaf blower? Try to dry the walls with it? Curious penguins are… well, flabbergasted, to tell you the truth ;).

– Badtux the Stupidity-observin’ Penguin

6 Bryan { 11.30.10 at 10:59 pm }

One of the clowns spent a night in the hospital with an allergic reaction to something in the duplex, and he and his friends are stirring up the dust inside. It’s not like I didn’t have the megabuck Clarke wet/dry vacuum in the place. The hose on that machine costs more than the leaf blower, and it has a HEPA filter as it was bought at an auction of surplus equipment at the base, and was used in the hospital.

I’d like to send them to Alief, or better yet, Chicken, Alaska.

7 paintedjaguar { 11.30.10 at 11:02 pm }

Bryan, if I receive your package of unmarked bills within the specified time limit, I won’t let this crew know that leafblowers are supposed to be used in conjunction with a blowtorch.

8 Bryan { 11.30.10 at 11:15 pm }

Let me put it this way – I’m wondering if the Clarke is powerful enough that if I opened an artery it could suck all of the blood out with no residue on the floor. Two puncture wounds in the carotid and no blood which have the Sheriff’s Department festooned in garlic in record time.

[The paperwork, just concentrate on the amount of paperwork that would be generated.]

I believe they used it for “dusting” and “sweeping” the apartment, Badtux. You know, covering everything in the place with the smaller particles of dust that cause lung diseases.

9 Bryan { 11.30.10 at 11:16 pm }

I hope you have good hospitalization if you are going to show these guys a blow torch, PJ.

10 Kryten42 { 12.01.10 at 12:35 am }

A… leafblower. 😐 For… *inside*? Ummmm…

Ohhh…… Kaaaaay…

There is a certain spore (bacterium) that when ingested in even small amounts can (usually) cause respiratory failure (paralysis) or cardiac arrest. It’s not that uncommon in old buildings apparently… just a… word of caution, you know… Just trying to help. 😉 I learned about it from a certain E. European acquaintance in the 80’s. Ahem.

A leafblower… right. *shaking head*

11 cookiejill { 12.01.10 at 1:35 am }

Send those bozos up to DC. They’re probably more intelligent than the morons up there now.

There. I ranted. Don’t feel better. I’m going to bed….or to pick up a leaf blower to passive aggressively bother the neighbors…oh, hell…forget the passive. Feeling simply aggressive. RRRRRRRRR.

12 ellroon { 12.01.10 at 10:50 am }

Gawd, why haven’t I thought of this? Open one door and dust the house in minutes!!

13 Bryan { 12.01.10 at 11:55 am }

We have a family history with this practice.

My Mother hates dust and is constantly doing battle with it. On a regular basis appliances are moved so they can be cleaned under and behind. It bothers her knowing that there is dust there, even if no one can see it.

At some point she decided that moving the refrigerator was too much for my Dad, but the dust was nagging at her, so she decided to blow it out so it could be eliminated.

There was, indeed, dust under the refrigerator and she got to eliminate it from every surface in the house after she forced it into the “wild”.

It is also not a good idea to attempt to clean soot out of the chimney of the fireplace with a leaf blower, especially if you forget to open the damper.

14 Ame { 12.01.10 at 9:07 pm }

I don’t have a friendly relationship with dust myself. I vacuum with a Rainbow and vacuum with a Dyson Animal.

Bryan, are you suuuure you want to rent the apartment to these folks?

15 Bryan { 12.01.10 at 11:07 pm }

I don’t want to rent to anyone. Renters are a worthless lot, after all I’m one of them.

I fix them, I don’t chose the people who live there – that’s my Mother’s department.

16 Badtux { 12.02.10 at 10:11 am }

Oooookay. This is “King of the Hill” territory, I can definitely imagine Hank Hill having the same revelation about the proper way to clean a house. “Hey, I have this brand new 1,000 horsepower lawn blower that’ll like, blow *every living thing* off my lawn, how about I clean out my garage using it?!” But I think even Hank would have had a brief pause before using it to clean out a house. A *brief* pause, mind you. But still a pause :).

Are these people aware that they are a living, breathing stereotype? Just askin’ ;).

– Badtux the Redneck Penguin

17 Bryan { 12.02.10 at 10:55 am }

It is the belief in technology that is ingrained in the American culture, Badtux. The constant search for the newest “labor-saving device”, combined with the intellectual depth of a soap bubble.

The last words before the end of all life as we know it will be: I wonder what this does….

18 Badtux { 12.02.10 at 11:12 am }

No, no, no, Bryan. Everybody knows that’s supposed to read, “Hold my beer and watch this!”. Heh.

– Badtux the Snarky Penguin