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Beverly man dies after yard fire mishap
Boston Globe ^ | April 6, 2011 | Katherine Landergan

Posted on 04/06/2011 3:24:46 PM PDT by GQuagmire

An 83-year-old Beverly man has died after suffering severe burns when his kilt caught fire while he was burning leaves and brush in his yard last week.

Arthur Ciampa’s 19-year-old neighbor, Evan Smith, rushed to his aid on Thursday after hearing screams next door, Beverly police said.

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TOPICS: Chit/Chat; Miscellaneous
KEYWORDS: ethnic; footballhead; identity; loyalist; napl; oops; weird

1 posted on 04/06/2011 3:24:53 PM PDT by GQuagmire
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To: Slings and Arrows

ping


2 posted on 04/06/2011 3:25:50 PM PDT by GQuagmire (Hey now!)
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To: GQuagmire
Another injury caused by Democrats blowing smoke up someone's skirt.

(I'll bet it was a gay Democrat at that!)

3 posted on 04/06/2011 3:28:21 PM PDT by Navy Patriot (Sarah and the Conservatives will rock your world.)
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To: GQuagmire

At 83 he is too old to win a Darwin award - at that point he either did already (’contribute’ to the gene pool) or he didn’t.

But really, burning leaves in a kilt? What could possibly go wrong?


4 posted on 04/06/2011 3:28:21 PM PDT by allmendream (Tea Party did not send the GOP to D.C. to negotiate the terms of our surrender to socialism.)
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To: GQuagmire
when his kilt caught fire while he was burning leaves
Note to self - nix the kilt next Fall.
5 posted on 04/06/2011 3:28:30 PM PDT by oh8eleven (RVN '67-'68)
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To: GQuagmire

Kilt him.


6 posted on 04/06/2011 3:28:33 PM PDT by cripplecreek (Remember the River Raisin! (look it up))
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To: cripplecreek

Kilt him ded!


7 posted on 04/06/2011 3:29:27 PM PDT by allmendream (Tea Party did not send the GOP to D.C. to negotiate the terms of our surrender to socialism.)
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To: GQuagmire

Wow! This just happened in Maine about a week ago too

http://www.dailyjournal.net/view/story/f0d7d79c9f364db2877c8ede401ad4af/ME—Maine-Fire-Death/


8 posted on 04/06/2011 3:38:03 PM PDT by tsowellfan
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To: GQuagmire

RIP.


9 posted on 04/06/2011 3:48:11 PM PDT by fieldmarshaldj (~"This is what happens when you find a stranger in the Amber Lamps !"~~)
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To: allmendream

wow-it’s still legal to burn leaves in Massachusetts?

Who knew?


10 posted on 04/06/2011 3:49:25 PM PDT by CT Hillbilly
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To: allmendream

A KILT???????

I never heard of Clan Ciampa.

What’s their tartan look like?


11 posted on 04/06/2011 3:55:07 PM PDT by Emperor Palpatine (Tosca, mi fai dimenticare Iddio!!!)
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To: allmendream
Kilt him ded! ????????????

Com’on, that should be “Kilt him Daid!"

12 posted on 04/06/2011 4:02:24 PM PDT by Tupelo (The Boudicca from Wasilla supporter)
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To: Emperor Palpatine

The tartan are the colors of chicken parmesan... Yellow and white. It’s not a big seller.


13 posted on 04/06/2011 4:03:15 PM PDT by jonascord (The Drug War Rapes the Constitution.)
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To: GQuagmire
The first thing I thought of was the nutbra .
14 posted on 04/06/2011 4:06:40 PM PDT by MaxMax
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To: GQuagmire

Note to self. When burning leaves make sure there are at least two layers between the boys and the fire.

Second note to self. Inflammable not the same as nonflammable.


15 posted on 04/06/2011 4:09:47 PM PDT by dangerdoc (see post #6)
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To: GQuagmire

I know, it is horrible and I already slapped myself silly - yet I still snickered.


16 posted on 04/06/2011 4:13:18 PM PDT by svcw (Non forgiveness is like holding a hot coal thinking the other person will be blistered)
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To: Tupelo
Ug, phonetic transliteration.

I attempted to read a novel about the Scottish highlands, but the author insisted upon transliterating the dialog phonetically.

I had enough of “Eh Donough, ye cumin in from de sterm?” to last a lifetime.

17 posted on 04/06/2011 4:19:08 PM PDT by allmendream (Tea Party did not send the GOP to D.C. to negotiate the terms of our surrender to socialism.)
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To: GQuagmire

I feel for the lately departed loved one.

But it still doesn’t answer the question, “What does a Scotsman (?) wear under his kilt?”

Lordy, lordy. Tartans made out of asbestos become best sellers?


18 posted on 04/06/2011 4:35:42 PM PDT by Ole Okie
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To: cripplecreek
"Kilt him"

I fitting tribute it seems.

The graduate of Boston College and Tufts University School of Dental Medicine also had a dry sense of humor and “loved sharing puns and wordplay," the obituary said

19 posted on 04/06/2011 4:56:05 PM PDT by TexasCajun
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To: Emperor Palpatine

http://www.tartanregister.gov.uk/tartanDetails.aspx?ref=1870


20 posted on 04/06/2011 5:00:39 PM PDT by GQuagmire (Hey now!)
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To: Emperor Palpatine
Believe it or not, there is an Italian national tartan. More here.

It's probably more of marketing gimmick than anything else, but nowadays you don't have to be Scottish to wear a kilt anymore than you have to be Italian to eat spaghetti.

Being crazy may help, though.

21 posted on 04/06/2011 5:10:42 PM PDT by x
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To: GQuagmire
Kilts catch on fire in video games, too! (The Sims)


22 posted on 04/06/2011 5:19:00 PM PDT by LibFreeOrDie (Obama promised a gold mine, but will give us the shaft.)
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To: GQuagmire

Bad way to go for a WWII Navy vet.

R.I.P.


23 posted on 04/06/2011 5:21:23 PM PDT by Jack Hammer
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To: GQuagmire

DId he have a blue ribbon?........


24 posted on 04/06/2011 5:30:02 PM PDT by Red Badger (I've posted a total of 1,723 threads and 64,113 replies. as of 04-06-2011)
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To: GQuagmire

BFL


25 posted on 04/06/2011 6:08:28 PM PDT by Slings and Arrows (You can't have Ingsoc without an Emmanuel Goldstein.)
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To: Red Badger; MeekOneGOP; Conspiracy Guy; DocRock; King Prout; Darksheare; OSHA; martin_fierro; ...
DId he have a blue ribbon?........

Let's find out...


26 posted on 04/07/2011 4:00:46 PM PDT by Slings and Arrows (You can't have Ingsoc without an Emmanuel Goldstein.)
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To: Slings and Arrows

He loved puns and wordplay. He may have been a FReeper.

We should fire up our brains and try to make a punny thread in his honor.


27 posted on 04/07/2011 4:31:01 PM PDT by TheOldLady
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To: GQuagmire; Slings and Arrows; mikrofon; Charles Henrickson

He was trying too hard to be ... Robert Burns.

28 posted on 04/07/2011 5:20:04 PM PDT by martin_fierro (balmoron)
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To: martin_fierro


29 posted on 04/07/2011 5:26:59 PM PDT by JoeProBono (A closed mouth gathers no feet - Visualize)
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To: TexasCajun; martin_fierro; Charles Henrickson
The graduate of Boston College and Tufts University School of Dental Medicine also had a dry sense of humor and “loved sharing puns and wordplay," the obituary said

Tartan AND Tartar, together...

30 posted on 04/07/2011 6:56:57 PM PDT by mikrofon ('s wordplay)
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To: Ole Okie
But it still doesn’t answer the question, “What does a Scotsman (?) wear under his kilt?”

Shoes and socks...

31 posted on 04/07/2011 7:54:53 PM PDT by null and void (We are now in day 805 of our national holiday from reality. - That 3 AM phone call? Voicemail...)
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To: TheOldLady

I fired my brain, but it called its union.


32 posted on 04/07/2011 9:25:12 PM PDT by Slings and Arrows (You can't have Ingsoc without an Emmanuel Goldstein.)
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To: tsowellfan
Wow! This just happened in Maine about a week ago too

Whoa...dude was still on fire when the firefighters got there!

33 posted on 04/07/2011 10:40:59 PM PDT by Mr. Silverback (Anyone who says we need illegals to do the jobs Americans won't do has never watched "Dirty Jobs.")
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To: Slings and Arrows

Rehire it. We need your wit and humor. And pings.


34 posted on 04/08/2011 4:56:05 AM PDT by TheOldLady
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To: Slings and Arrows
I fired my brain, but it called its union.

What outrageous fortune.

35 posted on 04/08/2011 5:03:41 AM PDT by paulycy (Islamo-Marxism is Evil.)
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To: TheOldLady

Negotiations are ongoing.


36 posted on 04/08/2011 9:29:34 AM PDT by Slings and Arrows (You can't have Ingsoc without an Emmanuel Goldstein.)
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To: paulycy

Words, words, words!


37 posted on 04/08/2011 9:31:30 AM PDT by Slings and Arrows (You can't have Ingsoc without an Emmanuel Goldstein.)
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To: JoeProBono; martin_fierro
The Royals. They're just like us.


38 posted on 04/08/2011 9:38:56 AM PDT by Daffynition (DBKP ~ Death By 1000 Papercuts)
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To: Daffynition

39 posted on 04/08/2011 9:53:04 AM PDT by JoeProBono (A closed mouth gathers no feet - Visualize)
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To: JoeProBono

40 posted on 04/08/2011 10:06:05 AM PDT by Daffynition (DBKP ~ Death By 1000 Papercuts)
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