And the fastest-growing stupid sport is…

June 23, 2008

destruction-tv-160.jpgBlog Guy, help settle an argument. What is the fastest-growing sport in the world?

That’s easy. Appliance Golf. You know, it’s a lot like regular golf, but players use sledgehammers instead of golf clubs, and they use washers, refrigerators and televisions instead of balls.

The game takes up much less space than normal golf, because of course you’re not going to move an 800-pound refrigerator very far, even with the biggest sledgehammer you can lift.

Wow, I had no idea! I think I’ll look for an Appliance Golf Course in my area! It sounds like a lot of fun. 

Yes, it is. Unless you’re the caddy.

Related post: Not an all-purpose tool  and Sledgehammer slideshow

destruction-washer-360.jpgParticipants destroy appliances with sledgehammers during an anti-stress session or “Destruction Therapy” before fiestas in Castejon, Spain, June 21, 2008. REUTERS/ Vincent West

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Let’s try a different caption:
“First, it was the TVs and the washing machines. They flew in on ships and landed in the night and started marching towards town. As Agent 986 took a sledgehammer to her devious opponents she felt good. The computers might be next, but they were no match for a sledgehammer. Let them come! she thought. We’ll be ready!”

I hope that when they smash them down to basic materials that they sort glass, metals, plastics etcetera and recycle them. If not then this is truly pointless and a waste of resources at every level.

Posted by Geminate | Report as abusive

Strangely enough, my captcha/antispam word for this post is “life” That’s what these people need.

Holy mother of God. Appliance golf. No one in the world could possibly need any of this stuff, even though it’s extremely outdated and probably malfunctional?

Posted by Douglas | Report as abusive

Computer golf would be much more fun, and appliances
seem to last longer. New Vistas in golf….

Life. Don’t talk to me about life. I’ve got this pain in all the diodes down my left side, and here comes some guy with a sledgehammer. Gawd, I’m so depressed.

We did this in high school as a Power Team spoof called ‘Breaking sutff for Jesus.’ I hope their intentions are just as sound.

Posted by Barf | Report as abusive

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It is a sad comment on the state of society when Luddism is firstly stripped of political meaning, and then remarketed as recreation…

Posted by Joel | Report as abusive

And we thought the woman with the studded thong was running a ballistics risk!

Next thing you know they’ll be pissing and moaning about the toxic chemicals showing up in their groundwater. Gee, do you suppose they actually removed the refrigerant before smashing the refrigerators?! Assenine people with too much time on their hands.

Posted by John | Report as abusive

Having just had (in the past week) repairmen come out to fix my range, my dryer, my electrical systems, my boiler, and my cable, I fully support this trend.

Do you think they’d let me use a steamroller? Or a rocket launcher?

Posted by Charlene | Report as abusive

If these golfers are tied after 18 appliances, they can use my 2001 Pontiac Aztek in the playoff round.

Posted by Ziggy | Report as abusive

I would rather like to do it with new products…. specially plasma TV and LCD in runnign condition… I would not mind to even spend some money on it

Posted by Rajiv | Report as abusive

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Due to my frustrating 30+ years in the repair business, I’d caption the picture as:

“How appliances are actually manufactured”

Ufortunately, that’s not a joke.

Posted by Disgusted Repairguy | Report as abusive

[...] Then again, we could always take up appliance golf. [...]

thats so funny and stupid

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