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Title: What's the stupidest thing you've ever done?
Post by: Flashheart on Sunday, March 28, 2021, 01:46:40
Me?

I reckon taking meth and E into Malaysia (for Percy) must be in the top 10 at least.


Title: Re: What's the stupidest thing you've ever done?
Post by: bamboohoomyavatar on Sunday, March 28, 2021, 03:33:38
Put the clock back instead of forward #SuperMassiveHardcore

Nah, for me it's probably a pissed up injury or "fun" thing from a good number of years ago.

Maybe walking through a low granite hedge, pissed up aimlessly following the light from a boat like some horny moth, instead of following the path. Good scar straddling the shin there!

Others include challenging another friend (now sadly departed) to collect and eat as many sandhoppers as we could. The winner being the one who ate the most. To be fair, if it weren't for the grit passing through them, they were quite tasty  :Ride On Fatbury's Lovestick: again, pissed. Impressionable youth maybe but we were only trying to impress ourselves, too wangeyed to even care what anyone thought.

One other one was another moment of genius, we'd been given a couple of just caught mackerel but had no knife to head, tail and gut them...this pioneer of serration decided to go all "Festival of the Slaughtered Fish" and threw it back to the stage of man pre-flint. I simply without much thought, bit the heads and tails off, then promptly pulled the guts out in some kind of sacrificial rite of passage and popped them on the fire. I can't remember if any tourists were about but no doubt if they had, it may have reminded them of some kind of scene from The Beach. I know there is a photograph somewhere but I've never seen it.

There's bound to be be more, there's one that includes a piece of camping gas canister nearly taking my eye out and a lump of blunted angle iron up through the sole of my foot but those weren't actually done via stupid/inebriated decisions.

I know a lad who went "Quay Jumping" after getting totally wankered - the only trouble was, it was on a full moon and if you know much about tides and moons...well, let's just say I haven't a fucking clue how he survived a dry and very rocky harbour. Best part of it was, he worked for the local boating company. Nearly a Darwin Award being delivered to his parents there!

I'll leave this to someone else now but nice thread FH, not sure how much you know about this one but all good all the same  :pint:


Title: Re: What's the stupidest thing you've ever done?
Post by: Super Hans on Sunday, March 28, 2021, 06:21:30
The Mrs.



Ba dum tsh.


Title: Re: What's the stupidest thing you've ever done?
Post by: china red on Sunday, March 28, 2021, 08:16:12
Me?

I reckon taking meth and E into Malaysia (for Percy) must be in the top 10 at least.

I doubt anyone on here will beat this. 


Title: Re: What's the stupidest thing you've ever done?
Post by: The Artist Formerly Known as Audrey on Sunday, March 28, 2021, 08:54:47
I very nearly blew my own head off once.


Title: Re: What's the stupidest thing you've ever done?
Post by: jayohaitchenn on Sunday, March 28, 2021, 08:54:50
When I was caving with the scouts, around 13 years old, I pushed a boulder off a cliff face and down into the cave. No one got hurt, thankfully but it was a pretty fucking silly thing to do


Title: Re: What's the stupidest thing you've ever done?
Post by: wheretherealredsare on Sunday, March 28, 2021, 09:04:06
Aged about 14 I had a foreign coin, Chinese I believe it was, with a hole in the middle. So, I decided to put it in my mouth and whistle through it... suck, blow, suck, blow as you do. Unfortunately, I sucked too hard and swallowed the coin.
I've been going through the change ever since.


Title: Re: What's the stupidest thing you've ever done?
Post by: Leggett on Sunday, March 28, 2021, 10:07:43
erm... maxing out my 1.8 Astra Sport on the M4 at about 1am, speedo showed 125 but likely to be a touch less than that. Jumping my little Nova over the hump backed bridge by the crematorium and finding a cyclist had stopped on the other side. In convoy with another member of the TEF, coming back from a gig at Newport on the M4, pulling alongside each other, two rear passengers hanging out of the rear windows and high 5'ing at about 80ish. On a German exchange, my partner and I were going to his mate's house out in the countryside, had to cross a busy, fast country road, he ran across in a gap I thought was way too small, but I went for it as well after a second or two's thought, I felt the air of the car on the back of my standing leg.


Title: Re: What's the stupidest thing you've ever done?
Post by: Batch on Sunday, March 28, 2021, 12:39:48
When learning to drive, I accepted a lesson in my then idiot step father's van. looking back almost certainly not insured/legal to do so

Anyway to cut a long story short, we used the back roads, I failed to see a give way sign and flew across the spine road near South Cerney at 50mph.

could have killed somebody..

I don't know why I ever got in the var. no recollection of any thought process.


Title: Re: What's the stupidest thing you've ever done?
Post by: Broadbents Tackle on Sunday, March 28, 2021, 13:37:42
Taking enough codeine to block myself up, then eating some beef that was going bad. It felt(and tasted) like I vomited the contents of my intestines.


Title: Re: What's the stupidest thing you've ever done?
Post by: magicroundabout on Sunday, March 28, 2021, 13:46:02
marrying the first wife.

Also, my old Mk 2 astra. Forget what road I was travelling down but was doing well over 100mph. a car 500 yards down the road was slowing to turn right. I pulled over to overtake without slowing down. Luckily he saw me and never turned otherwise it would have been x 4 fatalities :( . Very very stupid


Title: Re: What's the stupidest thing you've ever done?
Post by: Shrivvy Road on Sunday, March 28, 2021, 13:51:36
Heroin. Both taking and selling  :cry:

Long story but yeah that


Title: Re: What's the stupidest thing you've ever done?
Post by: Peter Venkman on Sunday, March 28, 2021, 13:53:24
marrying the first wife.
Me too, marrying my first wife was easily the stupidest thing I have ever done.


Title: Re: What's the stupidest thing you've ever done?
Post by: 4D on Sunday, March 28, 2021, 14:18:08
 :nod:


Title: Re: What's the stupidest thing you've ever done?
Post by: Legends-Lounge on Sunday, March 28, 2021, 14:42:47
Forgive my ex-wife for having an affair. Went on to have a son then she fucked off with him when he was two, cost me a fucking fortune and years of heart ache.


Title: Re: What's the stupidest thing you've ever done?
Post by: bamboohoomyavatar on Sunday, March 28, 2021, 14:58:43
You lot should be lucky you even had a first wife to marry, let alone a second. Greedy cunts  ;)

Not really, it's got context and isn't that silly/stupid if the partnership was a living nightmare.

Same with the drugs Shrivvy. If it was linked to addiction then it puts a whole different spin on the matter and would not be deemed so stupid.


Title: Re: What's the stupidest thing you've ever done?
Post by: Jimmy Quimm on Sunday, March 28, 2021, 14:58:59
Forgive my ex-wife for having an affair. Went on to have a son then she fucked off with him when he was two, cost me a fucking fortune and years of heart ache.

Golden rule in life never forgive a cheating partner and I feel your pain


Title: Re: What's the stupidest thing you've ever done?
Post by: Bedford Red on Sunday, March 28, 2021, 15:00:41
I took a short cut through an RAF base once (long before 9/11 thank goodness). I was 19 but obviously no common sense as the person i was with said the bus went through there, so i shot past the guard at the gate and got pulled up about half way through. I got the biggest bollocking of my life. Looking back now, i just can't believe i ever thought that was a good idea or ok.


Title: Re: What's the stupidest thing you've ever done?
Post by: Chunkyhair on Sunday, March 28, 2021, 17:55:55
Golden rule in life never forgive a cheating partner and I feel your pain

This - one strike and you're out!  And that works both ways - if you are a cheating cunt do the the decent thing, don't cheat, leave the other half!!!!!  Then you are less likely to be a cunt.


Title: Re: What's the stupidest thing you've ever done?
Post by: Jimmy Quimm on Sunday, March 28, 2021, 17:57:04
This - one strike and you're out!  And that works both ways - if you are a cheating cunt do the the decent thing, don't cheat, leave the other half!!!!!  Then you are less likely to be a cunt.

Spot on and like you say that works both ways :clap:


Title: Re: What's the stupidest thing you've ever done?
Post by: bamboohoomyavatar on Sunday, March 28, 2021, 18:07:25
This fred has turned into "Fathers 4 Justice"*  :D
















*Only joking fellas.


Title: Re: What's the stupidest thing you've ever done?
Post by: Munichred on Sunday, March 28, 2021, 19:45:30
When briefly living in Cologne in 1972, found an English Pub one Saturday night in the cellar of a Wimpy bar. Whitbread Tankard and Watney's Red Barrel I seem to remember were the beers. There was some sort of ex-pat's party going on. Early hours Sunday morning both toilets were unavailable, so wobbled upstairs to find a toilet in the by now closed Wimpy Bar. Couldn't find toilet but found myself in the kitchen. There was a big vat of pre-prepared chips, so I pissed in that :-( 
Not something I'm very proud of...


Title: Re: What's the stupidest thing you've ever done?
Post by: Nemo on Sunday, March 28, 2021, 21:19:27
Climbed Mt. Fuji out of season with about ten others with no experience of climbing anything more serious than a flight of stairs and no equipment.

It pissed it down all the way up and was minus plenty at the top. Remember it being quite fun at the time (although it was too foggy to see anything) but in hindsight this is definitely how people end up dying. Everyone was fine, if a bit cold and wet.

Most damage I've done to myself was a pretty bad concussion stacking it and whacking my head in a club in Bath, but I'm pretty sure that wasn't exactly my fault.



Title: Re: What's the stupidest thing you've ever done?
Post by: bamboohoomyavatar on Sunday, March 28, 2021, 22:15:23
Weird you mention that. I've just completed a spoken word piece about Mt. Fuji called "It Can't Melt"  :)


Title: Re: What's the stupidest thing you've ever done?
Post by: Chunkyhair on Monday, March 29, 2021, 00:56:47
Suffering Banjo string being snapped not once, but snapped twice (if that's possible) by same girl in three weeks...

...1987.


Title: Re: What's the stupidest thing you've ever done?
Post by: Legends-Lounge on Monday, March 29, 2021, 07:39:17
Suffering Banjo string being snapped not once, but snapped twice (if that's possible) by same girl in three weeks...

...1987.

Who didnít wince reading that?


Title: Re: What's the stupidest thing you've ever done?
Post by: 4D on Monday, March 29, 2021, 08:50:24
You went back?  :no:


Title: Re: What's the stupidest thing you've ever done?
Post by: jayohaitchenn on Monday, March 29, 2021, 09:26:17
Suffering Banjo string being snapped not once, but snapped twice (if that's possible) by same girl in three weeks...

...1987.

I've done mine twice too.

No ragrets.


Title: Re: What's the stupidest thing you've ever done?
Post by: The Artist Formerly Known as Audrey on Monday, March 29, 2021, 09:35:14
I knew a lad in the RAF who, for reasons only known to him, inserted a chocolate Matchmaker down his japís eye. Understandably, we had to take him to the medical centre and he was put in a hot bath to melt it.


Title: Re: What's the stupidest thing you've ever done?
Post by: 4D on Monday, March 29, 2021, 09:50:19
A 'friend'?  ;)


Title: Re: What's the stupidest thing you've ever done?
Post by: The Artist Formerly Known as Audrey on Monday, March 29, 2021, 09:53:47
Inasmuch as he shared our 4 man accommodation. He was also into igniting his farts as a party piece - once sans pants.

Itís amazing what cheap NAAFI beer can do to you!


Title: Re: What's the stupidest thing you've ever done?
Post by: Nemo on Monday, March 29, 2021, 09:55:50
Orange or mint flavour? Neither are ideal but there's definitely a worse idea there...


Title: Re: What's the stupidest thing you've ever done?
Post by: horlock07 on Monday, March 29, 2021, 10:04:19
Walking across balancing on the hand rail of the Tyne Bridge 'cos I was Spender (and pissed!)


Title: Re: What's the stupidest thing you've ever done?
Post by: Chubbs on Monday, March 29, 2021, 10:15:56
erm... maxing out my 1.8 Astra Sport on the M4 at about 1am, speedo showed 125 but likely to be a touch less than that. Jumping my little Nova over the hump backed bridge by the crematorium and finding a cyclist had stopped on the other side. In convoy with another member of the TEF, coming back from a gig at Newport on the M4, pulling alongside each other, two rear passengers hanging out of the rear windows and high 5'ing at about 80ish. On a German exchange, my partner and I were going to his mate's house out in the countryside, had to cross a busy, fast country road, he ran across in a gap I thought was way too small, but I went for it as well after a second or two's thought, I felt the air of the car on the back of my standing leg.

Hahaha, the hi5-ing on the M4 was with me. It was Little Dave and someone else, maybe Big Lee? (is he still around these days?) Man, those were the days.

Similar to Leggett. I took my first car 1.4 Clio down Blunsdon Hill at well well over 100mph.


Title: Re: What's the stupidest thing you've ever done?
Post by: horlock07 on Monday, March 29, 2021, 10:23:56
Similar to Leggett. I took my first car 1.4 Clio down Blunsdon Hill at well well over 100mph.

Tailgating a Lotus Carlton in the outside lane of the M40 in my 1983 Metro 1.3, at over a ton, not sure the car had any metal in it by then it was so rusty!


Title: Re: What's the stupidest thing you've ever done?
Post by: Nomoreheroes on Monday, March 29, 2021, 11:46:05
Hahaha, the hi5-ing on the M4 was with me. It was Little Dave and someone else, maybe Big Lee? (is he still around these days?) Man, those were the days.

Similar to Leggett. I took my first car 1.4 Clio down Blunsdon Hill at well well over 100mph.
About 35 years ago (bloody hell where has the time gone?) I tried to hit a ton on a Yamaha RD125LC coming down the old Blunsdon Hill. Was nearly there as the dual carriageway ended and decided it would be a good idea to keep going even though there were cars coming towards me and cars in front of me. A case of head down behind the fairing, elbows in and hope for the best.


Title: Re: What's the stupidest thing you've ever done?
Post by: JBZ on Monday, March 29, 2021, 14:04:38
About 35 years ago (bloody hell where has the time gone?) I tried to hit a ton on a Yamaha RD125LC coming down the old Blunsdon Hill. Was nearly there as the dual carriageway ended and decided it would be a good idea to keep going even though there were cars coming towards me and cars in front of me. A case of head down behind the fairing, elbows in and hope for the best.

I had one of those.  Didn't get close to 100 on mine.


Title: Re: What's the stupidest thing you've ever done?
Post by: flammableBen on Monday, March 29, 2021, 14:57:31
Don't drive, not married. Seems to put me a few level above most you special team.


Title: Re: What's the stupidest thing you've ever done?
Post by: 4D on Monday, March 29, 2021, 16:31:05
But we haven't torched ourselves  ;)


Title: Re: What's the stupidest thing you've ever done?
Post by: flammableBen on Monday, March 29, 2021, 17:30:46
But we haven't torched ourselves  ;)

Sat May 5th 2007, cigarette end caught in my scruffy jeans, location Town End. Could we actually still smoke in the ground then or was I breaking the rules?


Title: Re: What's the stupidest thing you've ever done?
Post by: bamboohoomyavatar on Monday, March 29, 2021, 17:50:14
But we haven't torched ourselves  ;)

Oh ffs, maybe Flammable and I are quite similar...you have just reminded me the time I also set myself alight. Never have I seen/smelt the combined burn of skin and hair smell like what I can only describe as being "Smoky Bacon crisps".

Very stupid and very lucky. Whoever spotted me do a "Starsky & Hutch" style dive, drop and roll would have been very entertained. My stupid task? I decided it would be awesome to make my own candles in a makeshift ben tin and tongs, inside an old chiminea. The hot paraffin based liquid subsequently dropped and reacted...woof. My only "luck" was that I had some level of fire and evacuation training from previous job roles so knew what to do "in the moment".

Now it just reminds me of the Audislave song Gasoline or even better Set It Off. Two great tunes by the now departed Chris Cornell.


Title: Re: What's the stupidest thing you've ever done?
Post by: DiV on Monday, March 29, 2021, 17:53:38
...this threads needs more Walrus!


Title: Re: What's the stupidest thing you've ever done?
Post by: Hunk on Monday, March 29, 2021, 18:00:36
Said ĎHií to Liam Gallagher outside a pub in Birmingham. He told me to fuck off


Title: Re: What's the stupidest thing you've ever done?
Post by: Exiled Bob on Monday, March 29, 2021, 19:22:38
No-one beats this yet...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KWLMQRP-_Q8


Title: Re: What's the stupidest thing you've ever done?
Post by: 4D on Monday, March 29, 2021, 19:23:23
Sat May 5th 2007, cigarette end caught in my scruffy jeans, location Town End. Could we actually still smoke in the ground then or was I breaking the rules?

I think the rules came in on 1st July 2007.


Title: Re: What's the stupidest thing you've ever done?
Post by: Nomoreheroes on Monday, March 29, 2021, 19:25:51
I had one of those.  Didn't get close to 100 on mine.
All my friends had them and put Micron exhausts on. I just cut the restrictors out of the standard exhaust - Used to do about 85mph. Going down Blunsdon I got it into the 90s.


Title: Re: What's the stupidest thing you've ever done?
Post by: Peter Venkman on Monday, March 29, 2021, 19:30:44
 :moped: :busted: :drive: :banthem:
All my friends had them and put Micron exhausts on. I just cut the restrictors out of the standard exhaust - Used to do about 85mph. Going down Blunsdon I got it into the 90s.


Title: Re: What's the stupidest thing you've ever done?
Post by: FreddySTFC! on Monday, March 29, 2021, 20:43:05
As a proud Welshman, pledging my lifelong allegiance to Swindon Town Club De Futbol has to be right up there......


Title: Re: What's the stupidest thing you've ever done?
Post by: tans on Monday, March 29, 2021, 20:53:17
We used to drive around when we were younger and one of our mates used to fire crowscarers out of the sunroof.


Title: Re: What's the stupidest thing you've ever done?
Post by: bamboohoomyavatar on Tuesday, March 30, 2021, 00:41:02
Nice one EB. "Welcome to Dick Club". Have been bizarrely mistaken for Steve Coogan a few times. Fuck knows why...ahaaa!


Title: Re: Re: What's the stupidest thing you've ever done?
Post by: horlock07 on Tuesday, March 30, 2021, 07:38:00
We used to drive around when we were younger and one of our mates used to fire crowscarers out of the sunroof.
Didn't everyone?

Sent from my SM-A125F


Title: Re: What's the stupidest thing you've ever done?
Post by: Moss on Tuesday, March 30, 2021, 10:24:58
Me?

I reckon taking meth and E into Malaysia (for Percy) must be in the top 10 at least.


Did something similar,  but with Acid, in a Country with mandatory death sentence for possession of class A's. D'oh.