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Posted on 09/06/2001 9:53:52 AM PDT by SERE_DOC
An Australian man who broke wind in the foyer of a Melbourne police station has had his conviction for offensive behaviour overturned.
David Grixti had been fined $200, the equivalent of £71, by a court in June.
He broke wind in the station after being arrested for drinking offences.
The decision was appealed to the Victorian County Court, which has found him not guilty. The prosecution couldn't establish flatulence was a voluntary act.
A local legal services manager criticised police for taking action against Mr Grixti, saying it was absurd a natural bodily function was criminalised.
Police have refused to comment, reports the news.com website.
My brother and I used to "eff" into a Mason jar, close the lid, and ask my girl cousins and sisters to smell it, which they did. They would run screaming from the room. We all still laugh when we think about it.
So if you can't "can" it, you can at least "bottle" it. But don't expect to make a fortune.
Under the old British monetary system, this would have been equivalent to 80,000 farthings. lol
This happens in China all the time because they use those little Chinese finger cuffs. It's a country rich in gas.
No more calls please...
...we have a winner!
Anyone ever see my T&P "Smileys??
I'm afraid the FDA (Flatulence Detective Agency) were hot on the tail.
Depending upon the intensity of the flatus, if Australian law can't handle it, maybe the Chemical Weapons Convention comes into play...
A couple years ago my nephew and his wife had their first baby. This baby cried all the time. When he was about 3 months old I asked how was the baby. My nephew replied. " He is just fine now and quite pleasant since he learned how to fart."
Not around sparks or other open flames, I hope. Glass jars can become dangerous shrapnel.
Oh, I don't know - I'd call it breaking news! ;-)
That is *so* f-ing funny! :-)
She told the judge, "He's the wind beneath my sheets!".
Yeah, talk about "weapons of *ass destruction." ;-)
THE ALARM FART.
This is a good fart for the beginner. It is easy to identify. It start with a loud unnaturally high note, wavers like a siren, and ends with a quick downward note that stops before you expect it to. It sounds like something is wrong. If it happens to you you will know right off why it is called the Alarm Fart. You will be alarmed. The alarm fart however is rare.
THE AMPLIFIED FART.
This is any fart that gets its power more from being amplified than from the fart itself. A metal porch swing will amplify a fart every time. So will a plywood table, and empty fifty gallon drum, a tin roof, or some empty cardboard boxes if they are strong through being amplified in this way can be called an Amplified Fart. These are common farts under the right conditions.
THE BATHTUB FART.
People who would never in their life know one fart from another, who would like to act like fart don't exist, will have to admit that a Bathtub Fart is something special. It is the only fart you can see! What you see is the bubbles. The Bathtub Fart can be either single or multiple noted and fair or foul as to odor. It makes no difference. The farter's location is what does it. Maybe there is a kind of muffled pong and one big bubble. Or there may be a ping ping ping and a bunch of bubbles. The sound I should point out depends somewhat on the depth of the water and even more on the tub. If it is one of those big old heavy tubs with the funny legs you can get terrific sound effects. While one of the new thin ones half buried in the floor can be disappointing. But either way, as long as the water is deep enough, whatever the sound, up comes the bubble or bubbles and you have to be quick but glance back over your shoulder and you have seen it, the Bathtub Fart, the most positively identifiable fart known to man. It is a common fart and strictly group one unless you are a kid still young enough to take baths with your friends.
THE BIGGEST FART IN THE WORLD FART.
Like the great bald eagle, this fart is pretty well described just by its name. This can either be a group one or a group two fart and can occur just about anywhere. I heard it one time, a group two identification, in a crowded high school auditorium one night, right in that silence that happens when a room full of people has stopped singing the Star Spangled Banner and sat down. It came from the back. There was not a soul in that room that missed it. A fart like that can be impressive. The most diagnostic characteristic of the Biggest Fart In The World is it size. Fart freaks who go around showing off, farting like popcorn machines and making faces before they fart or asking you to pull their finger and then they fart, never have what it takes for this one, which is rare even among your most serious farters.
THE BURNING BRAKES FART.
A silent fart identified by odor alone. Usually and adult fart, occurring while the adult is driving a car or has a front seat passenger who farts. The Burning Brakes Fart actually does smell a little like burning brakes and seems to hang around longer than most farts Which gives whoever farted a chance to make a big show of checking to see if the emergency brake has been left on. When he finds it hasn't you know who farted. A common automobile fart.
THE CAR DOOR FART.
Either a group one or a group two fart. Very tricky. It is meant to be a concealed fart. A matter of close timing is involved, the farter trying to fart at the exact moment he slams the car door shut. It is usually a good loud fart. It is one of the funnier farts when it doesn't work, which is almost every time. It is a desperation fart and not too common.
THE CELESTIAL FART.
Not to be confused with the Did An Angel Speak Fart, which is simply any loud fart in church. The Celestial Fart is soft and delicate, surprising in a boy or an adult. It is probably the most shy of all farts and might be compared with the wood thrush, a very shy bird. It does not have the sly or cunning sound of the Whisper Fart. It is just a very small clear fart with no odor at all. Very rare.
THE CHINESE FIRECRACKER FART.
This is an exceptional multiple noted fart identified by the number and variety of its noises, mostly pops and bangs. Often when you think it is all over it still has a few pops and bangs to go. In friendly company this one can get applause. Uncommon.
THE CROWD FART.
The Crowd Fart is distinguished by its very potent odor, strong enough to make quite a few people look around. The trick here is not to identify the fart but the farter. This is almost impossible unless the farter panics and starts a fit of coughing or starts staring at the ceiling or the sky as though something up there fascinates him. In which case he is the one. Very common.
THE DID AN ANGEL SPEAK FART.
This is any loud fart in church. This fart was first called to my attention by my father. He probably read about it somewhere. For fart watchers who go to church, this is a good one to watch for as this is the only place it can be found.
THE DOG DID IT FART.
It is necessary for a dog to be around for this fart to occur. People who fart and blame it on the dog when there is no dog within miles are making a travesty of the whole fart identification business, which is difficult enough as it is. This is always a silent fart but one with an odor you could blame on a dog that was dead. The farter tries to blame it on the dog. He will even go so far as to run the dog out of the house. Do not be fooled. When a dog farts it will usually grunt too. It may even get up and walk away. This is what you should do when you have identified a Dog Did It Fart. They are vile.
THE DRUM ROLL FART.
Some people might want to put this fart under the general heading of Musical Farts but I for one have never considered the drum very much of a musical instrument. It is a multiple noted fart of the same tone or pitch farted very fast. It sounds more like a real drum roll when now and then the farter happens to throw in a rim shot at the end, but you can not expect this every time. It should in no way be confused with the Chinese Firecracker Fart, which is by far the more colorful of the two, although the Drum Roll Fart is much more rare.
THE ENGLISH FART.
A very classy fart. The sound alone distinguishes it from all other farts. There are some who will say that this is a put-on accent, but that is silly. when it comes to farting no one goes around sounding like an Englishman. It happens or it doesn't. The sound it makes is, "thip". Sometimes it will go "thip,thip". It is unmistakable. It is probably as proper and upper class as a fart can get.
THE EXCLAMATION FART.
This is a punctuation fart. Timing is the whole thing. The farter, or someone, must be speaking. For instance, the speaker will say, "Ah,shut up!" and then someone will fart a loud sharp fart. This is a true Exclamation Fart. If the speaker is also the farter he may delay his fart until the right moment and then force it for all he is worth. If it works it is still a true Exclamation Fart, although more often than not it is an accident and for this reason rare.
THE EXECUTIVE FART.
A very loud clear fart by a very important person is an Executive Fart. It is either sharp or flat, somewhat off key, but otherwise a very business-like fart. No nonsense about it. But no one is supposed to notice. Particularly the farter. If you do not laugh at the Executive Fart this is either because you are scared of the person who farted or because the fart is so gross. Common with very important people.
THE FIRE FART.
There is probably no other fart about which there is more confusion or which has as many other common names.
It has been called the Scorcher Fart, the Burning Britches Fart, the Solar Fart, the Natural Gas or Front Burner Fart and other names. But its correct name is simply the Fire Fart.
It is called this because of the sensation it gives the farter when he farts. It burns.
For this reason it is mostly a group one identification fart. People can make all kinds of faces when they fart. A look of pain when a person farts does not necessarily mean the have farted a Fire Fart. Some people look pained when the fart any kind of fart at all. But as a group one fart there is never any question about it at all. You will wonder sometimes if it smokes. The only way this can be a group two identification is if it is confirmed.
You have to say to the one who farted, "Did that fart burn?" If they say yes, you have identified and confirmed a group two identification Fire Fart.
This will not happen very often. But this can also lead into the question of whether farts actually burn or not.
If you say to someone who has farted, "Did that fart burn?" they are apt to try and turn the subject away from themselves and start an argument.
"Farts don't burn, you dummy," they will say. Then if you say that as a matter of fact a fart will too burn, they will argue back that while a fart is gas it is not the kind of gas that burns, or that there is not enough gas in a fart to burn, or that you are weird. I have seen people who know nothing about the subject at all get quite hot about it.
THE FIZZLE FART.
A very wet fart. The sound is "f-z-z-z-z" or "f-s-s-s-s". It is almost a fart that fails, but not quite. There is an old saying, kind of a rhyme, which I have never heard all the way through, but it is about an old lady who "...farts and fizzles and rots her pants..." The fizzle mentioned here is the Fizzle Fart we are talking about. It is not always an old lady's fart, but it is always on the damp side and sounds like it. This is a common fart with senior citizens and people who eat fast foods.
THE FRENCH FART.
Said to be the most beautiful of farts. Usually in a minor key. Soft and musical with many half-tones. Any long drawn out fart that seems beautiful to you is most likely a French Fart. Very rare.
THE GERMAN FART.
If you hear a fart that makes you think of a dog it is probably the German Fart. It has either a deep growling or a low barking noise, or both. It comes from deep inside and never seems to get all the way out. Still it can be loud and frightening to small children. The odor varies, but not much, as it is one of the rank ones every time.
THE GIRLS DON'T FART FART.
Any fart by a girl. A girl can fart a fart that will shake the walls or blow little birds right out of their nests, but the girl will never give a sign. You are supposed to ignore it. It may be hard to do, but you better do it. With girls this is the most common fart there is.
THE GOING UP STAIRS FART.
A one in a million fart and one of my favorites. This fart breaks on each step as the farter goes up a short flight of steps. Not a step is missed when it is a true Going Up Stairs Fart. It is probably caused by being a held back fart and the action of going up some stairs cuts it loose. If the fart goes up a note with each step you have the Musical Going Up Stairs Fart. There is no fart more rare than this one.
THE HAIR-TRIGGER FART.
Another fart that hardly needs to be described. There is no one that lives and farts that does not know from experience what this fart is like. There is no sign it is on its way. Suddenly it is there. Just barely held back. Like a sneeze about to be sneezed. You know that any movement at all, even a thought, could set it off. And sure enough that is what will happen. A group one identification only. Very common.
THE HARD-BOILED EGG FART.
Odor alone identifies this fart. It stinks of sulfur. Due to the sulfur content of hard-boiled eggs. While it is true that powdered sulfur will keep redbugs away when you are out in the woods it is not true that a few Hard-boiled Egg Farts in the evening will keep a whole camp site free of redbugs for the rest of the night. What it may do is keep the camp site free of other campers for the rest of the night.
THE HARVARD FART.
The Harvard Fart is different from the English Fart in two ways. First, the sound is different. More of a "thap" sound than a "thip". The other difference is the way the farter acts about it. With the English Fart, the farter always acts as though nothing has happened. But a person who farts a Harvard Fart will give a sign. He will smile. Or nod. As if he has just heard from God.
THE INCENSE FART.
A potent fart. do not be fooled by its name. It is only called the Incense Fart to be sarcastic. What happens is that someone farts in a crowd. A vile one. Since it cannot be ignored someone will say, "Ah, how lovely; Sandalwood? Jasmine? Gardenia?" Or whatever your favorite incense may be.
THE INSPIRATIONAL FART.
The sound of this fart may best be described as like organ music. However, in my opinion only someone really into farts would actually find this fart inspiring. Still, a sound like organ music is quite a fart, and if it actually gives you goose-flesh at the time it is probably safe to put it down as the Inspirational Fart. Rare.
THE INTERROGATORY FART
This is a fart that seems to ask a question. Ends on an up note. Seems to say, "Oh?" or, "Well?" It can be a very silly fart when you are alone. As though you are having a conversation with your own ass. Fairly common.
THE JUBILATION FART.
Generally the Jubilation Fart can not be told safely from an Inspirational Fart except by an expert. Both farts are hard to believe. Like the hippopotamus and the rhinoceros. In the short time a fart lasts it is always hard to make up your mind which one it is. If you suddenly saw a hippopotamus or a rhinoceros for as short a time you would probably have the same trouble. The rhinoceros is the one with the horn at the end of its nose.
THE JUNK FART.
This is a fart that we could just as well do without. It comes from eating junk and it sounds like it. A "pish-wish" sound. Like a swinging door. As farts go there is really nothing to it. It comes chiefly from eating at a fast food restaurant. It can happen while you are still there. Still eating. It's that quick. In and out, no waiting. The same as the service they advertise. This fart is way too common.
THE KAMIKAZE FART.
Sometimes called the Suicide Fart or the Killer Fart. Kamikaze is the correct name. (Kamikaze means divine wind. For a fact.) It wipes out everybody. The farter in every case will have a crazy look about him. This is one of the ways this fart can be identified. The farter will be wiped out too. Any person who farts a Kamikaze Fart and brags about it is a fart fanatic and probably dangerous in other ways.
THE KINKY FART.
A person who farts while kissing another person has farted a Kinky Fart. This is a rotten thing to do.
THE KIPLING FART.
The origin of this fart is interesting, if true. It was supposed to have happened at the University of South Alabama. What happened was that a strange professor was talking to another professor one day who happened to be a great one for making jokes and the strange professor said, "Do you like Kipling?" And the joker said, "I don't know. How do you kiple?" And the strange professor said, "Like this." And then he farted. This fart has a "kiple" sound.
THE LISP FART.
This is a fart that is funny in any situation. Even alone. It is simply a fart that lisps. You will know it when you hear it. It can be particularly funny, a group two identification, when the farter happens to be someone who also lisps when they talk.
THE LOOSE BOARD FART.
The Loose Board Fart has to sound squeaky, like a loose board you have just stepped on. Some people call just any fart a Loose Board Fart. Just to have something to say. These are the same sort of people who say the dog did it when there is no dog in sight. Listen for the squeaky, creaky sound.
THE MUD SUCKER FART.
The most gross sounding of all farts. It sounds like someone with his foot stuck in the mud slowly pulling it out. Identification is positive by sound alone. No other fart makes a wet sucking noise. Fairly common with tootsie roll eaters.
THE MUSICAL FART.
This is a special category. All Musical Farts do not necessarily sound musical. This may seem odd, but that is the way it works. Who would think, for instance, that Spanish moss is related to the pineapple? But it is. All Musical Farts are rare, and identification is often a matter of opinion.
THE CLASSICAL FART.
Loud and soft, loud and soft. Goes on when you think it has ended.
THE HARD ROCK FART.
A highly amplified musical fart. Can make a dog howl with pain. The farter doesn't care if you like it or not. You may not think it is musical but he does.
THE STAR SPANGLED BANNER FART.
This is one of the few farts that can bring tears to people's eyes and lumps to their throats and otherwise get them all stirred up.
THE WHA-WHA FART.
This is not a baby fart. The wha-wha is an electrical gadget worked by a guitar player's foot that makes an electric guitar make weird wha-wha sounds. Not all people would call the sound musical.
THE NATURAL GAS FART.
Another name for the Fire Fart.
THE OCTAVE FART.
Some people would put the Octave Fart under musical farts. This would be a mistake but some will do it anyhow. All small birds that look like warblers are not warblers. Some are vireos. The Octave Fart goes under "O". The sound of this fart is one note going up or down a full octave, quick or slow, loud or soft, major or minor. This may be a hard one to identify for a person who does not know what an octave is. Rare.
THE PING-PONG BALL FART.
An unusual hollow sounding multiple noted fart. Sound alone is diagnostic. It sounds like a ping-pong ball which has been dropped on a table from several feet up and then bounced until it fell off. There can be quite a wait between bounces. This is probably the most rare of all multiple noted farts.
THE POO-POO FART.
This is a fart by a very small kid. The kid farts and then says, "Go poo-poo now." And somebody takes him and he does.
THE QUACK-QUACK FART.
This is a silly name for a fart. A lot of people will call it the Duck Fart. But it is important to remember that this is a double noted fart. And while quack-quack is the sound a duck makes and the sound of the Quack-Quack Fart, there is nothing to stop a duck from going quack just once, not twice. So that is why it is called the Quack-Quack Fart. Just to be exact. Fairly rare.
THE QUAWONK FART.
Somewhat similar to the Quack-Quack Fart. Mostly because of the Q sound. Very few farts have a Q sound. But the Quawonk Fart is single noted and far more soft and pleasant sounding than the Quack-Quack Fart. If you will say quawonk softly to your self, that is the sound.
THE ROVER FART.
Commonly called the Dog Fart. However a Dog Fart is actually a fart by a dog. It is beyond the scope of this work to go into all the animals farts. (I have been told that a mule fart can blow down a barn door and that pigs all fart like they are popping bubble gum, but none of this may be true.) Sound is diagnostic in identifying the Rover Fart. Any barking sound will do. "arf arf" or "ruff ruff" or "woff woff." Even "bow-wow", although a fart that goes "bow-wow" would be a pretty far out fart.
THE SCRATCHA$S FART
Surprisingly this is the only really dirty name for a fart in this whole work. But it is the right name all right. The action of the farter is diagnostic. He has farted and it itches. He just has to scratch. As a group two identification you have to make certain first that the person scratching his a$$ has really farted. Some people have a habit of scratching their a$$ about every five minutes. Common.
THE S'CUSE ME FART.
This rare fart excuses itself as it is farted. It is about as close to words as a fart can get. The sound it makes is like a little soft whisper that says, "S'cuse me." The most polite of all farts and very silly when you are alone.
THE STRING OF PEARLS FART.
A most unusual and perfect toned fart. Round clear evenly spaced notes. This one is really a beauty. Very rich ladies would like to fart this one every time they could. Very rare.
THE TALKING FART.
This unusual fart sounds like it is imitating human speech. About the way a parrot does. Only the Talking Fart does not really say a thing. People will look at you and say, "What?" All you can do is shrug or look dumb.
THE UNMENTIONABLE FART.
A tricky one to identify, even though it is probably more common than anyone wants to admit. It all depends on the situation or who farted. I will give some examples. You are alone with your girl friend and she farts. Or you do. It may be loud or rank or both, but either way it is unmentionable. Or you are in the principal's office and there is just the principal and his secretary and you, and you didn't fart but somebody did. Much as you might like to say it wasn't you that did it, you know better. Either the principal or the secretary probably feels the same way. But the other one is very glad that the Unmentionable Fart cannot be mentioned. Or they would lose some Brownie points for sure.
THE VENDING MACHINE FART.
Very similar to the Car Door Fart, only here the farter tries to conceal his fart by making a lot of racket getting some gum or candy from a vending machine. He will even pound and kick the machine for some time after it has given him his gum or candy bar, waiting for the fart to happen. This usually doesn't work much better than the Car Door Fart, yet people, kids especially, will keep trying it. More damage is done to vending machines this way than anyone realizes.
THE VOLKSWAGEN FART.
Any good strong fart in a Volkswagen in the winter or anyhow with the windows closed is the deadly Volkswagen Fart. It can strangle people. While I am generally in favor of people farting whenever they have to fart, they really should try not to fart in a closed Volkswagen. It would be nice if this were one of the rare farts but it isn't.
THE WHISPER FART.
This is an eased out fart that really works. Not everyone can manage it. It takes control. It is one of the most sly and cunning farts there is. You will know the sort of person who is most apt to fart the Whisper Fart. He will be sneaky about everything. This can be a hard one to get on your list.
THE XMAS FART.
The Xmas Fart is any ordinary fart that is farted at Christmas. That is the only special thing about it. That and the fact that it is a fart that starts with the letter X. An example of the Xmas Fart happened with me at school. It was not Christmas but the last day of school before Christmas. It happened in Mrs. Schlotsheimer's class. I was sitting at the back of the room right next to Harold Tabor, just the two of us alone. Being so close to Christmas I was sitting there singing Christmas carols in my head and not paying much attention and without thinking I farted a loud one. A regular firecracker. Head turned all over the room as can be imagined. I had to think fast. Hark the herald, I said. And I pointed at Harold. Everyone thought that he was the one. Harold is crazy about puns but he was not so crazy about that one.
THE YOGA FART.
This rare fart is a fart by a person sitting with their legs crossed thinking very heavy thoughts. The chance of a group two identification on this one is pretty slim, as who wants to hang around a person sitting with their legs crossed thinking very heavy thoughts. If it is a group one fart and you are really into Yoga then you should not even notice that you have farted. This could be a tough one to get on your list unless you or your friends are pretty weird.
THE ZIPPER FART.
This is the only fart that starts with the letter "Z". It goes "Z-z-z-zip." It hardly sounds like a fart at all. As a matter of fact there may not even be such a fart.