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Sometimes you just can’t make this stuff up, Part II
Posted by: McQ on Wednesday, July 04, 2007

A headline from the Daily Record in the UK:
"HERO CABBIE: I KICKED BURNING TERRORIST SO HARD IN BALLS THAT I TORE A TENDON."
It is explained much more genteelly in the body of the story:
A HERO cabbie who took on the Glasgow Airport terror suspects told yesterday how he booted one of them in the privates.

Alex McIlveen, 45, kicked the man, whose body was in flames, so hard that he tore a tendon in his foot.

But he said last night: "He didn't even flinch. I couldn't believe he didn't go down.

"A doctor told me later I'd damaged a tendon in my foot."
Ah the old "steel jock". Body armor to the 'nth degree. I had a friend once who flew slicks in Vietnam. When he flew he sat in an armored seat and on a flak jacket and had a Bowie knife with a 3" wide blade which he wore on his belt and pulled around so it, uh, covered a certain part of his anatomy when he flew. As he said that if he got blown out of the sky, the rest of him may be unrecognizable but the boys were going home together.

And yeah, he had a big watch too.
 
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Given that the terrorists must ahve known they’d suffer pain, I wonder if they weren’t on something to blank out some of it, increasing their tolerance of it. Thereby, the crotch shot didn’t affect him.

I am reminded, though, of a bar fight I got into several years ago.... actually three decades ago, (sigh) where I was forced into such a move.

The guy was about 6’8", and at least 260. Not the brightest bulb in the string, by my estimates, and loaded enough to slow him down some. I was then reminded that tanks are not the fastest vehicle, either, but should not be under-estimated in terms of damage potential. This guy was gonna douse my lights if I didn’t come up with something.

So, recognizing I needed to put this guy out of action in a hurry, if I wanted to finish my beer in this lifetime, I went for the goal posts from the other team’s 20. I swear, I lifted the guy off the ground 3 or 4 inches... and he just stood there, and looked at me. Actually, I think I P!$$@d him off. I remember turning to my partner in crime and remarking that I might have my hands full. I did manage to take the guy with a rather nasty arm lock. But that was one occasion where the call of two balls in the back pockets, didn’t win the day.

To this day, I wonder if he even felt it. Later, perhaps. Him being totally blasted is the only reason my buddies and I could come up with for why he was still standing. Which would also explai why the arm lock worked... I’d always had trouble with that, in practice...

So, now you understand why I wonder if the terrorist ever felt it, and why I think he might not have.







 
Written By: Bithead
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"had a Bowie knife with a 3" wide blade which he wore on his belt and pulled around so it, uh, covered a certain part of his anatomy when he flew."

Having a knife in that position has hazards of its own. Trust me.
 
Written By: timactual
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At last an answer to the age old question: What is more painful, being burnt alive or a taking a hard kick in the testicles?
 
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