The boating thing


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Blackbeard
January 31, 2010, 05:19 PM
Can we all agree that the ubiquitous references to "tragic boating accidents" is getting really old? If someone invites people to post about their collections and for whatever reason you don't want to admit to owning any guns, just don't post! Come on, really. It was funny the first thousand times. Now it's just annoying.

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AKElroy
January 31, 2010, 05:28 PM
Given your screen name, I find irony in this post.

danprkr
January 31, 2010, 05:41 PM
If you don't like the joke, don't use it.

jakemccoy
January 31, 2010, 05:46 PM
What is funny is that the first time I heard that joke, I believed it. Now, the joke is so common that if you say the joke, it's another way of saying, "Screw you for asking me anything about my guns." Yeah, it's not funny anymore.

Shadow Man
January 31, 2010, 05:48 PM
I can see your point, if you don't want to admit to the number/type of your weapons, then don't post. Sure. But on the other hand, why do you want to know what I have? So you can measure your collection against mine? As I see it, the "boating" thing is a polite way to to tell someone that they have no business asking that question. And if your "can't contribute, don't post" idea actually worked on here, we wouldn't have necro-threads, or threads 6 pages long when the OP's question was answered on page 2, but everyone else felt they had to chime in. I don't like the term "tacticool" but can't get all frustrated about it, that's just how it is here.

ConstitutionCowboy
January 31, 2010, 05:50 PM
Joke? What joke!?!?!?

Woody

Gunsafe
January 31, 2010, 05:55 PM
But I really did lose a gun in a tragic canoeing accident! Duck hunting hasn't been the same since.....

Walkalong
January 31, 2010, 06:15 PM
It's funny how many THR members have boats. :)

Shadow Man
January 31, 2010, 06:18 PM
Walkalong, I'd wager there are more boat-owners on THR than there are firearm-owners. :)

frankiestoys
January 31, 2010, 06:21 PM
Im a certified diver tell me where they are ,its called salvage.

Shadow Man
January 31, 2010, 06:22 PM
Frankiestoys, those are some well-armed fish...I'd be careful. ;)

HunterBear71
January 31, 2010, 06:22 PM
Maybe a thread on boating safety is in order?

Shadow Man
January 31, 2010, 06:23 PM
I can see the amended rules now: "And SHTF/TEOTWAWKI/Boating threads are not permitted and will be locked."

ny32182
January 31, 2010, 06:24 PM
If you feel the need to post about your boating accident, then you weren't the target of the question anyway. Yeah, it gets annoying having to to wade through two dozen boating accidents in any gun collection thread. :rolleyes:

LS240
January 31, 2010, 06:26 PM
First time I heard it I thought the poster was serious. After a few I realized it was just another internet meme. Maybe it's just me but I don't take the expression the same way the OP and others seem to. I've never thought of it as "Don't ask about my guns!", rather, "I'd love to tell you but the Brady Campaign probably has someone monitoring this thread as we type making a list of who owns what, so if they ever pass gun confiscation laws they know whose door to knock on and I don't want them to know what I have." kinda thing. I just take it as a knock on antis and maybe a bit of paranoia.

As for me, I'm afraid I sold most of my guns months ago officer. And no unfortunately I don't have any receipts of the sale or any way to contact the new owner. Good luck and have a nice day. :neener:

Erik M
January 31, 2010, 06:29 PM
Given your screen name, I find irony in this post.
Win.


my boat is at the bottom of the lake. but If I buy more guns I will buy another cheap boat.

frankiestoys
January 31, 2010, 06:32 PM
Frankiestoys, those are some well-armed fish...I'd be careful. ;)
Don't worry about that

Shadow Man
January 31, 2010, 06:33 PM
Don't worry about that


You know how long its been since I've seen one of those!?

wishin
January 31, 2010, 06:35 PM
Yes. However, I don't have a problem with it as long as the person doesn't make a remark that's not in the spirit of the post. IMO a jocular post every now and then is welcome. Comments like, "It's my business and nobody elses" fall under the category of why even bother posting anything at all?. What annoys me more are those that find it necessary to scold or chastise others for what they feel is improper syntax, grammer, spelling or some such thing.

All that said, we need to remind ourselves that in a forum we don't get to pick and choose the character and personality of those who participate in any given thread. If we did, I suppose it might get boring over time. Maybe not.

Shung
January 31, 2010, 06:38 PM
Loosing all my firearms wasnt funny at all ! Damn boat, don't mention it anymore please !

http://feulibre.forumactif.com/users/1714/23/92/28/avatars/94-28.jpg

kingpin008
January 31, 2010, 06:42 PM
As I see it, the "boating" thing is a polite way to to tell someone that they have no business asking that question.

Bingo. The "boating accident" answer many be annoying, but then again, so is the question. Ask a stupid question, get a stupid answer.

W.E.G.
January 31, 2010, 06:45 PM
I had a whole bunch of canned replies to threads like this, but I lost them in a tragic boating accident.

Erik M
January 31, 2010, 06:47 PM
http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2137/2438149842_e8aa6da1ac.jpg

should have known the boat wouldnt handle me and all my fireamrs.

jakemccoy
January 31, 2010, 06:50 PM
All that said, we need to remind ourselves that in a forum we don't get to pick and choose the character and personality of those who participate in any given thread. If we did, I suppose it might get boring over time. Maybe not.

You're right. I have a Facebook account where I get to pick and choose the characters that may interact with me. It's boring. Everybody is polite and predictable. However, I don't go to Facebook for "interesting" discussions, but rather just for sharing pics with friends. So, Facebook has it's place.

ConstitutionCowboy
January 31, 2010, 07:48 PM
It's funny how many THR members have boats.

Walkalong, I'd wager there are more boat-owners on THR than there are firearm-owners.

Loosing all my firearms wasn't funny at all ! Damn boat, don't mention it anymore please !

I can see the writing on the wall. You'll have to pass a NICS (National Instant Crappy Boating Check System) background check to buy your next firearm along with the current NICS (National Instant Criminal Background Check System) background check.

Guns and alcohol don't mix. Looks like water and guns don't mix either.

Woody

Ragnar Danneskjold
January 31, 2010, 07:50 PM
I agree with the OP. There are probably 500 new threads on THR every day. I post in maybe 10 of them. I ignore the rest because I just don't really care and have nothing to contribute. I don't go to the Revolver forum just to rant about my fondness of polymer auto loaders. Since I have nothing to add, I choose not to even read the threads. So if you find a thread that you don't see yourself as contributing to....don't post.

Shung
January 31, 2010, 07:51 PM
Looks like water and guns don't mix either

there was a time you would have gone into a lot of troubles for such a statement :)

http://www.talismancoins.com/catalog/Battleship_USS_Iowa_firing_broadside.jpg

wishin
January 31, 2010, 08:14 PM
http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2137/2438149842_e8aa6da1ac.jpg

should have known the boat wouldnt handle me and all my fireamrs.

LOL. After seeing this one, I'm not so sure it has gotten old yet!:neener:

clarence222
January 31, 2010, 08:38 PM
The boating accident thing doesn't bother me that much, yes it is old but thats ust part of it. I will say this much about it, if and when someone decides to come and take your guns they aren't going to go away simply because you told them you had a trajic boating accident. If you believe that let me tell you about a bridge over the Ohio river I have for sale.

Other than my wife, there is no need for anyone other than myself to know how many I have and she doesn't know about all of them. That being said if you don't have something constructive to add to the thread simply stay out of it.

Jaybird78
January 31, 2010, 08:43 PM
IMHO if we take ALL the fun out of the forum it will end up like.....well......WORK.
Life is short, so be sure to laugh everyday.

I won't mention the other forum I used to frequent regularly, but I don't post there much anymore because the humor left.

God help us

ClayInTX
January 31, 2010, 08:51 PM
I was out on the lake today and I had this “tragic... uh... oh, well....

My storage shed “tragically burned” down to the ground today and all my guns were in it. Ya know how all them guns is made of plastic nowadays, don’tcha? Well, they all melted, even the barrels.

Carne Frio
January 31, 2010, 09:37 PM
Sorry, can't help yah. I lost my boat in a tragic shooting accident.

Dominus
January 31, 2010, 09:49 PM
IBTL !!!! :neener::cuss:

Boat boat here, boat boat there and then all go sinky sinky....:neener:

Mt Shooter
January 31, 2010, 10:02 PM
Its like watching TV, if whats on annoys you get up and change the channel. Complaining about the content and banning this and that does no good.

If there is a post about there boat and it annoys you soooooo much, don't read it!

Lets move on.

ConstitutionCowboy
January 31, 2010, 10:13 PM
there was a time you would have gone into a lot of troubles for such a statement

Really? Aren't those things just side thrusters?:)

No problem. Those are being used by trained sailors. But, I'll tell ya, if I ever was to own a privateer, those would be the kind of cannons I'd want on it.

Woody

CajunBass
February 1, 2010, 05:23 AM
I must be the only person who still get a chuckle out of it even having seen it a few thousand times. Yea, it's a tired old joke, but it's a familiar one. I've never thought of it as "none of your business" but as just a gentle poke between friends. A wink and nod go along with it. About like "Whatchaupto?"...."OH, 'bout six foot or so."

"Shotty" and "Remmie" grate on my nerves a LOT more. :D :neener:

navyretired 1
February 1, 2010, 05:48 AM
I'm confused? why would boating accidents apply to loosing mor than designated boat gun (read cheap but dependable {shotgun})

Shung
February 1, 2010, 06:05 AM
you know, I felt guilty when I took my shotgun sailing, leaving all of my other baby closed in their dark and cold safe...

memphisjim
February 1, 2010, 06:07 AM
well to add to this one i must remind all that glocks fire under water ;P

Boberama
February 1, 2010, 06:20 AM
1911s fire underwater too!
http://www.costaricafishingreport.com/wordpress/wp-content/sinking-boat-small.JPG

Boberama
February 1, 2010, 06:22 AM
Don't try it though. It will blow your ears to kingdom come.

http://www.dlsports.com/underwater_handgun_shooting/underwater_07_2005_06_29_large.jpg

wishin
February 1, 2010, 08:25 AM
I'm confused? why would boating accidents apply to loosing mor than designated boat gun (read cheap but dependable {shotgun}):rolleyes::rolleyes::rolleyes: No need for thanks.

JShirley
February 1, 2010, 08:50 AM
Noise.

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