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Flash mob hits downtown (Knoxville, Tennessee)
Knoxnews.com ^ | 7-2-2011 | Lydia X. McCoy

Posted on 07/01/2011 9:36:53 PM PDT by Colonel Kangaroo

Bob Fulcher stood frozen on Market Square with his arms stretched out like he was waiting for a hug. "I wanted to do it. I wanted to be here and I wanted to be a part of the human furniture that was laid out about the beauty of humanity," the 58-year-old said after participating in a frozen flash mob Friday evening. From a woman taking a sip from her cup to two men in mid-fight with lightsabers, Market Square was taken over by several hundred people who stood frozen for five minutes.

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KEYWORDS: flashmob; knoxville; mob; mobs; tennessee
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Not my idea of fun.
1 posted on 07/01/2011 9:36:58 PM PDT by Colonel Kangaroo
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To: Colonel Kangaroo

At least it wasn’t like some of the more, ahem, colorful flash-mobs I’ve been reading about recently.


2 posted on 07/01/2011 9:41:37 PM PDT by rockrr (Everything is different now...)
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To: Colonel Kangaroo

Wotta buncha stiffs.


3 posted on 07/01/2011 9:41:44 PM PDT by exit82 (Democrats are the enemy of freedom. Sarah Palin is our Esther.)
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To: Colonel Kangaroo; Slings and Arrows; SunkenCiv
Bob Fulcher stood frozen on Market Square with his arms stretched out like he was waiting for a hug. "I wanted to do it. I wanted to be here and I wanted to be a part of the human furniture that was laid out about the beauty of humanity,"

Strangely enough, there were no takers.

4 posted on 07/01/2011 9:42:00 PM PDT by martin_fierro (< |:)~)
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To: Colonel Kangaroo

I was about to say.......That flash would have been their last..Ya got me. LOL!


5 posted on 07/01/2011 9:43:05 PM PDT by eyedigress ((Old storm chaser from the west)?)
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To: Colonel Kangaroo

More like a flash frozen mob.


6 posted on 07/01/2011 9:43:30 PM PDT by exit82 (Democrats are the enemy of freedom. Sarah Palin is our Esther.)
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To: Colonel Kangaroo

Wow - their life has *meaning*!


7 posted on 07/01/2011 9:45:20 PM PDT by bolobaby
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To: eyedigress

Flash-frozen?

I admit ignorance as to this flash stuff.


8 posted on 07/01/2011 9:45:33 PM PDT by txhurl (Did you want to talk or fish?)
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To: txhurl

Well, the title was leading to all the hoodlum activity in Chicago, Philly and elsewhere but Market Street is a couple of blocks from City Hall. Ain’t happening. Flash from a S&W .40 more like it.


9 posted on 07/01/2011 9:49:58 PM PDT by eyedigress ((Old storm chaser from the west)?)
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To: martin_fierro

What’s that thing?


10 posted on 07/01/2011 9:51:36 PM PDT by unkus
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To: eyedigress

Toss in a few M-80’s and see how they “flash”.


11 posted on 07/01/2011 9:54:39 PM PDT by unkus
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To: unkus

A dude with tits and boots. A book to be a bestseller I’m sure.


12 posted on 07/01/2011 9:55:09 PM PDT by eyedigress ((Old storm chaser from the west)?)
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To: Colonel Kangaroo

We have become a whole nation of children.


13 posted on 07/01/2011 10:14:42 PM PDT by Anima Mundi (If you try to fail and you succeed , what have you just done?)
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To: eyedigress

I’d bet we know who he voted for in 2008. And in 2012.


14 posted on 07/01/2011 10:18:16 PM PDT by unkus
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To: bolobaby

Wow - their life has *meaning*!


Yeah, they are the “enlightened”.


15 posted on 07/01/2011 10:19:47 PM PDT by unkus
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To: Anima Mundi

We have become a whole nation of children.


And those complacent, spoiled children are in for a major wake up call. It’s called a trip to the wood shed.


16 posted on 07/01/2011 10:22:10 PM PDT by unkus
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To: Colonel Kangaroo

City people are just simply crazy.


17 posted on 07/01/2011 10:23:35 PM PDT by SWAMPSNIPER (The Second Amendment, A Matter of Fact, Not a Matter of Opinion)
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To: unkus

That idiot didn’t vote.


18 posted on 07/01/2011 10:25:57 PM PDT by eyedigress ((Old storm chaser from the west)?)
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To: eyedigress

I hope not.


19 posted on 07/01/2011 10:29:53 PM PDT by unkus
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To: SWAMPSNIPER

City people are just simply crazy.


I hope they stay in the cities. When TSHTF, look out.


20 posted on 07/01/2011 10:31:30 PM PDT by unkus
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To: SWAMPSNIPER
City people are just simply crazy.

Yep.

21 posted on 07/01/2011 10:34:33 PM PDT by Smokin' Joe (How often God must weep at humans' folly. Stand fast. God knows what He is doing.)
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To: unkus

I will guarantee the hit job the media put on Republicans and Hillary catapulted this numbnut no record into office. They will defend this guy to their own death.

He is an idiot. I would bet that one-third of our engineers voted for this clown. Maybe he will pull another Greek showing in Denver. It would be quite appropriate. PHHHHHT!!


22 posted on 07/01/2011 10:36:33 PM PDT by eyedigress ((Old storm chaser from the west)?)
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To: rockrr

That’s true, we might as well enjoy the sight before flash mobbing is like totally taken over by the hoods. If they’re actually obstructing pedestrian traffic that’s not so cool, because it could be a set up for some robberies. But a group not obstructing the public gathering suddenly in an open area and doing something showy, that’s very American in a way.


23 posted on 07/01/2011 10:36:44 PM PDT by HiTech RedNeck (Hawk)
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To: Colonel Kangaroo
My answer to most of the 'Flash Mobs' we've been hearing about....


24 posted on 07/01/2011 10:38:34 PM PDT by KoRn (Department of Homeland Security, Certified - "Right Wing Extremist")
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To: martin_fierro

Eww, gay!

Some big Bertha type of woman should have waddled up and given him the hardest bear hug of his life.


25 posted on 07/01/2011 10:39:05 PM PDT by HiTech RedNeck (Hawk)
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To: unkus

Yes. Woodshed time it is.


26 posted on 07/01/2011 10:39:12 PM PDT by Anima Mundi (If you try to fail and you succeed , what have you just done?)
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To: KoRn

That’s a beautiful sight.


27 posted on 07/01/2011 10:42:10 PM PDT by unkus
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To: KoRn

I had better see you coming, that drum will probably flush my bloody ass out. :^) (comm is the key)


28 posted on 07/01/2011 10:43:44 PM PDT by eyedigress ((Old storm chaser from the west)?)
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To: eyedigress

LOL!!!

Those drums are indeed a thing a beauty! I liked’em so much, I had to buy two of them. lol


29 posted on 07/01/2011 10:49:03 PM PDT by KoRn (Department of Homeland Security, Certified - "Right Wing Extremist")
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To: KoRn

I have some plinkers around but my aim needs to get better. I did nail a 6x4” sign at 20yds with my Glock 23.

I didn’t even know it, it was 2:00AM. :^)


30 posted on 07/01/2011 10:57:22 PM PDT by eyedigress ((Old storm chaser from the west)?)
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To: Anima Mundi

Yep. Most Americans have taken it all for granted for too long and now it’s going to hurt. What disgusts me most is how the rest of us are going to feel it too.


31 posted on 07/01/2011 11:02:20 PM PDT by unkus
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To: KoRn

I lost all my guns in a boating accident.


32 posted on 07/01/2011 11:04:21 PM PDT by unkus
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To: KoRn

I live in a residential area. I went out, fired the pistol at the target and went back inside. Next day one target was discovered to be severely wounded.


33 posted on 07/01/2011 11:06:30 PM PDT by eyedigress ((Old storm chaser from the west)?)
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To: unkus

Unfortunately, after learning I could control the weapon properly I decided to share with others. We went fishing at Center Hill and our rowboat capsized. All contents were lost. The guns were the least of my worry as all of my compatriots made it back to shore safely. We sang songs and ate spam for the next two days.


34 posted on 07/01/2011 11:12:05 PM PDT by eyedigress ((Old storm chaser from the west)?)
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To: KoRn

A beautiful sight which sits in my gun cabinet too!


35 posted on 07/01/2011 11:12:30 PM PDT by DarthVader (That which supports Barack Hussein Obama must be sterilized and there are NO exceptions!)
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To: eyedigress

awwww, too bad. the spam was a consolation, i’m sure.


36 posted on 07/01/2011 11:15:07 PM PDT by HiTech RedNeck (Hawk)
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To: HiTech RedNeck

It was a tough time.


37 posted on 07/01/2011 11:18:27 PM PDT by eyedigress ((Old storm chaser from the west)?)
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To: Colonel Kangaroo

I am sorry, but these “flash mobs” are so stupid, and seem to me like hipster idiocy.

J.S.


38 posted on 07/02/2011 2:36:27 AM PDT by JSDude1 (December 18, 2010 the Day the radical homosexual left declared WAR on the US Military.)
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To: Colonel Kangaroo

People are stupid.


39 posted on 07/02/2011 2:54:03 AM PDT by hattend (Let's all meet Sarah at her last bus stop -- 1600 Pennsylvania Ave in Jan 2013)
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To: rockrr
At least it wasn’t like some of the more, ahem, colorful flash-mobs I’ve been reading about recently.

If it was, I can almost guarantee that shots would have been fired. Unlike cities like Chicago and Philly, most of Tennessee has not yet been wussified.

40 posted on 07/02/2011 2:58:04 AM PDT by meyer (We will not sit down and shut up.)
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To: eyedigress
I went out, fired the pistol at the target and went back inside.

Someone VERY close to me did the same thing a couple of years ago. :-)

41 posted on 07/02/2011 3:02:02 AM PDT by meyer (We will not sit down and shut up.)
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To: eyedigress
I didn’t even know it, it was 2:00AM. I live in a residential area. I went out, fired the pistol at the target and went back inside. Next day one target was discovered to be severely wounded.

Is target practice at 2:00AM in a residential area normal for your part of the country?

42 posted on 07/02/2011 3:26:21 AM PDT by mulebones
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To: KoRn

What gauge is that bad boy?


43 posted on 07/02/2011 5:20:40 AM PDT by Scotsman will be Free (11C - Indirect fire, infantry - High angle hell - We will bring you, FIRE)
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To: Colonel Kangaroo

If I had a business I would rig it with an anti-mob protection system from either an irritant like a mild pepper spray to using ultra loud sounds and high intensity lights.

And if I had a vision and the resouces I would build a store that had an entrance that in less than a second would shut its entry and exit and thus trapping these terrorists for arrest.

Or a date with my backhoe.


44 posted on 07/02/2011 5:23:49 AM PDT by Eye of Unk (2012, NO MORE LIES!)
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To: KoRn

Saiga?


45 posted on 07/02/2011 5:30:53 AM PDT by esquirette ("Our hearts are restless until they find rest in Thee." ~ Augustine)
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To: martin_fierro; AdmSmith; AnonymousConservative; Berosus; bigheadfred; Bockscar; ColdOne; ...

I think he has a show on MSNBC.


46 posted on 07/02/2011 6:28:55 AM PDT by SunkenCiv (It's the Obamacare, stupid! -- Thanks Cincinna for this link -- http://www.friendsofitamar.org)
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To: KoRn

The tragedy of the silencer ban is, the flash-rioters start to scatter too soon.


47 posted on 07/02/2011 6:32:13 AM PDT by SunkenCiv (It's the Obamacare, stupid! -- Thanks Cincinna for this link -- http://www.friendsofitamar.org)
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To: Colonel Kangaroo

Did any of them preach?

Market square was famous for preachers who had a special style of oratory calling forth the damnation and fire and brimstone in long sentences with a breathtaking pause.


48 posted on 07/02/2011 6:33:48 AM PDT by bert (K.E. N.P. N.C. D.E. +12 ....( History is a process, not an event ))
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To: KoRn

Have you priced Saiga’s lately? Absolutely insane.


49 posted on 07/02/2011 7:09:13 AM PDT by rockrr (Everything is different now...)
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To: SunkenCiv
The tragedy of the silencer ban is, the flash-rioters start to scatter too soon.

You can still buy suppressors, but they are an NFA item. Some states ban them, but Federal law does not. It "merely" restricts access to them (background check, $200 tax stamp).

50 posted on 07/02/2011 8:04:54 AM PDT by Disambiguator
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