(Im)proper Appliance Disposal – C/O Ventura Munitions

by Pete

Friend of TFBTV, Ventura Munitions, caught my attention with an Instagram video post earlier this week. Enter the scene – a well groomed, green grass lawn dotted with trees and saplings. The air is clear with all the sweet sounds and smells of early summer. And then you notice the appliance – a refrigerator standing about 50 yards away.

Stage left is a man, comfortably dressed in jeans and a t-shirt, with evidence of what looks like a dead “Cat In The Hat” Suess character dangling from his back pocket. Bracing himself against the Y intersection of a tree, the man takes aim at the beige unit that appears to be just grazing in the short grass. Having his target cleanly in his crosshairs, our hunter fires with what he hopes is a fatal bullet, ending the journey that brought these two together.

No, nature (and physics) had other plans for these two star-crossed foes that day. Lashing out in a fiery show of force, the refrigerator strikes back with shrapnel that could have (should have) easily wounded our grey shirted hero. Luckily, Mother Nature saves him with the same tree he’s leaning against.

Is this the last time we will hear from our mysterious hunter? I think not.


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  • Boss Boss on Jun 14, 2017

    If it is fake, the guy should get an Emmy. He is able to photo shop the tree hit by the door.
    I have seen a 152 howitzer round blow a large chunk of steel off that flew straight just like the door and chop down a tree that was at least 12" or better in diameter.

  • Jeff Jeff on Jun 14, 2017

    To be young and stupid and live to tell about it.