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We all know someone who's a little bit strange - Mum's UFO abduction secret, or the mad Uncle who isn't allowed within 400 yards of Noel Edmonds.

Tell us about your family eccentrics, or just those you've met but don't think you're related to.

(Suggested by sugar_tits)

(, Thu 30 Oct 2008, 19:08)
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I knew this guy
he was a scientist, PhD and everything. He really fulfilled all the stereotypes, crazy hair, wild eyes, labcoat, real Einstein type guy.

I used to hang around with him when I was a teenager because he was fun and always had these cool gadgets. Seriously, he had this one sort of Rube Goldberg contraption that fed his dog. Plus, I didn't know that many people (I had a girlfriend and everything, but I wasn't that socially connected).

So anyway, I'd skateboard over to his house before school (yeah, I know, a bit lame, but I didn't have the money for a bus fare, or a car, and bikes were for nerds back then, so skateboard it was). We'd chill out, talk, he'd be confused by my modern slang, but we got on ok. This one time in fact, I got there and he wasn't in, but there in the middle of his living room was the biggest speaker I'd ever seen. But that's another story altogether.

The point when I realised that he was truly eccentric was when he called me up, really worried, telling me to meet him in a car park. I was a bit confused, but I trusted the old guy, and I turned up. He hands me a video camera. At this point, I'm worried I'm going to turn into one of the crew for Dogging Diaries Vol 14, but it turns out he just wants me to record the unveiling of his latest invention.

So he opens up the back of his lorry, and, in a cloud of unnecessary dry ice, emerges, a DeLorean.

Fucking thing broke down after five minutes. Stopped hanging out with him, got into weed.
(, Thu 30 Oct 2008, 19:20, 5 replies)
Nah, I think...
... you chickened out as soon as soon as you discovered the sucker was nuclear.

And, yes, I am calling you chicken.
(, Thu 30 Oct 2008, 21:00, closed)
I caught on at the Rube Goldber contraption
but very well done!
(, Thu 30 Oct 2008, 23:22, closed)
Anything BTTF-related wins
My favourite continuity scene of so very many in this majesterial trilogy:

The car park of the mall... check out the sign. "Twin Pines Mall", right?

Then Marty goes back in time, ends up crashing into Old Farmer Peabody's barn, makes his escape and destroys one of the farmer's cultivated pair of pine trees in the process...

Much later in the film, during the second scene at the car park where Marty views everything from the top of the hill... the mall is now named the "Lone Pine Mall".

(, Fri 31 Oct 2008, 7:55, closed)
I'm a bit slow,
I got it at the car park bit. I have to admit at the dog feeding contraption my first thought was Honey I Shrunk The Kids and I was looking for mention of giant bees and ants v stag beetles....
(, Fri 31 Oct 2008, 16:33, closed)
Got it at the skateboard...
Well told though, clicky...
(, Fri 31 Oct 2008, 20:26, closed)

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