Undertoad Tuesday Jun 29 04:38 PM
6/29/2004: Water cannons
glatt Tuesday Jun 29 04:40 PM
Guy in the middle is hoping for an enema.
ttb Tuesday Jun 29 05:07 PM
GuyNamedGuy Tuesday Jun 29 05:38 PM
I've never caught the full brunt of a water cannon, and in no hurry - but my brother's a volunteer fireman and I got to fire a 1 1/2 inch firehose. I think it delivered around two gallons per second or so, I might be wrong there. The recoil is quite a feeling; it's basically a 16-pound bowling ball flying out of that thing once a second. Being in front of it can't be any fun, but it probably still beats tear gas (which I have caught a lungful of). And believe me, I'd rather get hit by an hour's worth of water coming out of that hose that have the brass nozzle end get loose and come back and whale me one!! And oh yeah, the stream of water went completely across the parking lot, over the two-lane highway at just under power-line height with cars going by underneath and could just about wash the guy's car, in its normal spot in the driveway, who lives across from the firehouse. Gotta love small towns
xoxoxoBruce Tuesday Jun 29 08:05 PM
Doesn't anybody remember the grainy black and white footage of the civil rights marchers in the south, being swept down the gutter by water cannons and fire hoses? Images of people trying to get behind utility poles and fire hydrants stand out in my mind, more than the clubblings and dogs. People being swept helplessly away like garbage.
irma Wednesday Jun 30 09:07 AM
I wouldn't want to be on the receiving end of that water cannon.
Clock Man Wednesday Jun 30 09:15 AM
Dude with the red and white jacket is about to seriously get tore up. And the guy in the middle may have allready got that enema he's looking for from the appearance of that spot on his butt.
Elspode Wednesday Jun 30 12:49 PM
Look at the stream. There's a lot of dispersal, but the core of the stream is travelling *dead flat* over a goodly distance. This means a whole lot of pressure. Ouch.