The Stupidbomber Manifesto

March 28th, 2011 · 75 comments

After Adam’s car got broken into while parked in his own driveway, he decided to install a motion-activated security light. Several months later, he received this note in the mail — stamped and all — from one of his (kinda totally creepy) Connecticut neighbors. Adam, perhaps it’s time to take the home security system up a notch?

Lights on all night is stupid stupid stupid. 100/00 --> stupid stupid s-s-s-s-s-s-s-s-s-stupid.

related: Stupid is as stuiped does

FILED UNDER: Connecticut · crazypants · energy usage · kinda creepy · neighbors


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  • #1   se

    maybe the neighbor wanted to break into the car again

    Mar 28, 2011 at 9:34 pm   rating: 75  small thumbs up

    • #1.1   Who? Me?

      Ba-dum-pa! And that friends, is how to properly start off a new PAN thread.

      Well done, se. Well done.

      Mar 29, 2011 at 1:31 am   rating: 12  small thumbs up

       
     
  • #2   Ark

    That note is completely creepy. Jeeze.

    Though I will say that it is really fucking annoying to live across from someone who always has a porch light/security light on. The neighbors across the street where I grew up NEVER turned off their porch light; as a result it was always shining directly into my bedroom. I had to beg my parents to buy blackout blinds for my room.

    So…Team No One, I guess.

    Mar 28, 2011 at 9:42 pm   rating: 22  small thumbs up

    • #2.1   Megan

      If it’s motion-activated, then it should only go on when someone is near the light.

      Mar 28, 2011 at 10:10 pm   rating: 7  small thumbs up

       
    • #2.2   Kat

      Nope, they’ll even come on if it’s windy and they’re sensitive. If the sensitivity was turned up high they will come on if a fucking cricket hops 30 feet away.

      Mar 28, 2011 at 10:12 pm   rating: 29  small thumbs up

       
    • #2.3   aaa bang

      Then get a less sensitive one/turn the sensitivity down. It’s perfectly possible to have a motion light that only turns on when somebody gets close to it.

      Mar 28, 2011 at 10:25 pm   rating: 6  small thumbs up

       
    • #2.4   Janellionaire

      I never turn off my porch light, and the new bulb I installed shines like the mutherfucking sun. It actually never occurred to me that it might be bothering someone. I’m gonna go and see if it is shining on any windows… Nope, the trees out front are shading the house across the street.

      Mar 29, 2011 at 12:25 am   rating: 15  small thumbs up

       
    • #2.5   J

      I live in an apartment, and my side of the building faces another building in my complex. The people directly across from me and one floor up love to leave their balcony light on *all* *night* *long*.

      In other words, I feel your pain.

      Mar 29, 2011 at 1:52 am   rating: 9  small thumbs up

       
    • #2.6   Canthz_B bang

      And God said, Let there be light, and there was light.
      And God saw the light, that it was stupid, stupid, s-s-s-stupid, and so God divided the light from the darkness by use of a motion detector…because God realized that He is not infallible and had made a huge blunder by not dividing the light from the darkness in the first damned place, and vowed that the next time He creates a universe He’ll say “Let there be light…sometimes.”

      Mar 29, 2011 at 2:18 am   rating: 49  small thumbs up

       
    • #2.7   Canthz_B bang

      Wait a minute! That makes no freaking sense. Is the Bible saying that right after God created light, but before He separated the light from the darkness, light and darkness coexisted?
      How did that work?

      “And God said Let there be light, and God saw the light and it was gray, so God divided the light from the darkness, and it was now good” or “And God said Let there be light, and God saw the light and it was good, but now He had no darkness, so God recreated darkness and separated the light from the darkness and all was now cool” work much better.

      Mar 29, 2011 at 2:59 am   rating: 18  small thumbs up

       
    • #2.8   Nunavut Guy

      Better watch for lightning strikes.

      Mar 29, 2011 at 6:33 am   rating: 6  small thumbs up

       
    • #2.9   The Elf

      In our previous home, the streetlight was right outside the bedroom window. The previous owner had installed a nice shade and thick curtains, which worked great until the HOA replaced the light with something that shined with the power of 1000 suns. That thing was bright enough to turn night into day. Blackout curtains weren’t enough!

      At our new home, the neighbor across the street asked us to leave on the light near the street for safety. Okay – it’s your living room. At least it wasn’t as bright.

      The only thing worse than the omnipresent bright light is a bright light that goes on and off all night. Light comes on, wake up. Drift off again, light goes off, wake up again. After a few hours of that you begin to contemplate the odds of hitting it with a .22.

      I feel his pain, but his note is stupid.

      Mar 29, 2011 at 8:15 am   rating: 7  small thumbs up

       
    • #2.10   Clumber

      Growing up, my family lived in a house along the Air Force base’s prevailing runway approach, and I managed to convince several of my friends that we were required by Federal Law to leave our porch light on for the pilots. I bet many of my friends from then still believe that.

      Mar 29, 2011 at 12:57 pm   rating: 13  small thumbs up

       
    • #2.11   Clumber

      Interesting. I was raised to believe one should leave one’s porch light on 24/7/365.25 So I do. and, in fact, during summer months I even put one of those annoying bug lights out because otherwise the damn spider-eaters come in and the kitten knocks half the house down hunting them!

      I would think a security light would be more annoying. We’ll find out soon, I suppose, as we’re installing a couple on the garage and the back of the house.

      Mar 29, 2011 at 12:59 pm   rating: 2  small thumbs up

       
    • #2.12   anglophile

      Yes, aaa, it is perfectly possible to install a functioning motion-sensor light that isn’t too annoying to you neighbors, but your annoying neighbor is never going to figure that out.

      Sorry, I have neighbor-light issues.

      Mar 30, 2011 at 8:51 am   rating: 11  small thumbs up

       
    • #2.13   Canthz_B bang

      Dammit, Glo! Ever since I moved in next to you you’ve been complaining! I slowed the strobe light to a crawl, I disconnected the speaker system, and still you want more?

      Mar 30, 2011 at 9:07 am   rating: 5  small thumbs up

       
     
  • #3   aaa bang

    Neighbor, if you don’t want the light on all night, get out of the damn driveway.

    Love,
    Adam

    Mar 28, 2011 at 10:06 pm   rating: 86  small thumbs up

     
  • #4   Resident Grammarian esq bang

    Well, I’m old and set in my ways. I always say that a dumb passive aggressive note only really counts when it is hand written, in fountain or cartridge pen and placed in an envelope -with a stamp.

    Mar 28, 2011 at 10:07 pm   rating: 22  small thumbs up

    • #4.1   FeRD bang

      I suppose it’s just gravy, then, that this one is written in what appears to be the hand of the Crypt Keeper? (Or, alternately, the Widow Haversham’s ghost?)

      Mar 28, 2011 at 11:14 pm   rating: 27  small thumbs up

       
    • #4.2   Mrs.Beasley bang

      I was thinking that the printing has the characteristics of a sociopath. But the Crypt Keeper or Widow Haversham’s ghost work, too. Not to mention the content is extremely creepy. I shudder to think of living within security light distance of the author.

      Mar 29, 2011 at 12:40 am   rating: 8  small thumbs up

       
    • #4.3   Flip-Flappin'

      +1 for referencing Mrs. Haversham’s ghost. Or Mrs. Haversham’s anything. You young’un’s look it up. Then go read a book instead of this drivel.

      Mar 29, 2011 at 10:34 am   rating: 9  small thumbs up

       
     
  • #5   misheebender@mrdm79.com

    Ummm. What’s with the 100/00??

    And didn’t realize stutters passed onto paper… weird…

    Mar 28, 2011 at 10:48 pm   rating: 30  small thumbs up

    • #5.1   Mrs.Beasley bang

      I’m thinking that’s how you write 100% in Transylvania.

      Mar 29, 2011 at 12:41 am   rating: 13  small thumbs up

       
    • #5.2   Who? Me?

      100/00 = math major stupid

      Notice the mastery of English in the note, the frugality of words.

      Math major stalkers are the worst.

      Mar 29, 2011 at 1:44 am   rating: 15  small thumbs up

       
    • #5.3   Canthz_B bang

      Or, 100/00 = major stupid math…since you can’t divide by zero.

      Mar 29, 2011 at 2:44 am   rating: 6  small thumbs up

       
    • #5.4   Jimmy James

      “And didn’t realize stutters passed onto paper… weird…”

      Perhaps he was dictating?

      Mar 29, 2011 at 9:09 am   rating: 11  small thumbs up

       
    • #5.5   AuntyBron

      See when I first read the note I thought he was writing 999999999.9 (percent) like he had decided it wasn’t completely 100/00 annoying. But so aggrivating that it makes you stutter in writing? double weird, dude.

      Mar 30, 2011 at 12:23 am   rating: 0  small thumbs up

       
     
  • #6   mishee

    Damn. Out of practice posting on here…. lol.

    Mar 28, 2011 at 10:49 pm   rating: 6  small thumbs up

    • #6.1   Canthz_B bang

      Not to worry, mishee. It’s like riding a bike!

      Good to see you back! ;-)

      Mar 29, 2011 at 2:45 am   rating: 3  small thumbs up

       
    • #6.2   aaa bang

      Oh hey, nice to have you back!

      Mar 29, 2011 at 10:01 am   rating: 2  small thumbs up

       
    • #6.3   Clumber

      ♥♥♥♥!!

      Mar 29, 2011 at 1:01 pm   rating: 1  small thumbs up

       
     
  • #7   JetJackson

    Maybe he just lives next door to Run DMC…

    It’s stupid to leave (the lights), to leave the lights (on all night), it’s stupid, s-s-s-s-stupid, stupid, stupid! Huh!

    Mar 28, 2011 at 10:53 pm   rating: 23  small thumbs up

     
  • #8   Canthz_B bang

    I HAVE HAD IT WITH THESE MOTHERFUCKING SNAKES IN THIS MOTHERFUCKING NEIGHBORHOOD!!!

    Mar 28, 2011 at 11:13 pm   rating: 21  small thumbs up

     
  • #9   Lauren--NY

    I laughed out loud at that note for an inappropriate amount of time.

    But yes, super creepy.

    Mar 28, 2011 at 11:35 pm   rating: 13  small thumbs up

     
  • #10   Pam

    Adam should show this note to his mail carrier to see if he/she recognizes the writing. He can narrow it down to people who are wihin sight of his driveway.

    Mar 28, 2011 at 11:48 pm   rating: 4  small thumbs up

    • #10.1   pony girl

      Adam should show that note to all of his friends and relatives, so if he disappears or is found dead, there will at least be one clue.

      Mar 29, 2011 at 1:28 am   rating: 43  small thumbs up

       
    • #10.2   Who? Me?

      Move to second. The motion passes.

      Mar 29, 2011 at 1:47 am   rating: 6  small thumbs up

       
    • #10.3   Clumber

      All opposed? Hit the thumbs down.

      snicker

      Mar 29, 2011 at 1:02 pm   rating: 6  small thumbs up

       
     
  • #11   Nahhh bang

    The only way to respond to this level of insanity is with: “What light?”

    Mar 29, 2011 at 12:36 am   rating: 33  small thumbs up

    • #11.1   The Elf

      That is brillant!

      Mar 29, 2011 at 8:18 am   rating: 0  small thumbs up

       
    • #11.2   Captain Picard

      THERE ARE FOUR LIGHTS!

      Mar 29, 2011 at 9:05 am   rating: 21  small thumbs up

       
    • #11.3   Canthz_B bang

      You touched my inner Trekker, Captain. Loved that episode! :-D

      Mar 29, 2011 at 10:11 am   rating: 5  small thumbs up

       
    • #11.4   aaa bang

      My outer Trekker was touched, too. Watch yourself, Captain, we’re in public…

      Mar 29, 2011 at 11:45 am   rating: 8  small thumbs up

       
     
  • #12   Divvitar

    What’s with that bizarre code at the end?
    “8.9, 9.9, 9.’9, 5’8 stupid.” I can’t even use these for the lottery!

    Mar 29, 2011 at 1:12 am   rating: 15  small thumbs up

    • #12.1   J

      I’m glad I’m not the only one who thought the S’s at the end were numbers.

      Mar 29, 2011 at 2:05 am   rating: 12  small thumbs up

       
    • #12.2   Jimmy James

      Now that I look at it, I think the dotty looking things are poorly written o’s. So it says “So so so so stupid,” which makes a little more sense.

      Mar 29, 2011 at 9:08 am   rating: 7  small thumbs up

       
    • #12.3   The Elf

      Oh I think we left “sense” a long time ago

      Mar 29, 2011 at 9:41 am   rating: 17  small thumbs up

       
    • #12.4   Canthz_B bang

      Anti-Orphan Annie Eye O’s cause great destruction when they make contact with standard Orphan Annie Eye O’s.

      That’s not my opinion…that’s basic physics.

      And on his farm he had some sub-atomic particles, here a quark, there a quark, everywhere a quark-quark…

      Mar 29, 2011 at 10:29 am   rating: 2  small thumbs up

       
    • #12.5   Hand Banana bang

      If only he knew his note were going to be published and become famous on PAN … maybe he would have written a bit more clearly …

      Apr 1, 2011 at 4:57 pm   rating: 1  small thumbs up

       
     
  • #13   pony girl

    That handwriting is 100/00 CREEPY.

    I would move-move-m-m-m-move.
    Now.

    Mar 29, 2011 at 1:26 am   rating: 28  small thumbs up

     
  • #14   Canthz_B bang

    I get the distinct impression that the neighbor doesn’t think having lights on all night is a good idea.
    I just wish they’d come right out and say how they really feel about it.

    Mar 29, 2011 at 2:01 am   rating: 8  small thumbs up

     
  • #15   Nunavut Guy

    There’s a light,over at the Frankenstein place…………

    Mar 29, 2011 at 6:39 am   rating: 10  small thumbs up

    • #15.1   The Elf

      Darkness must go down the river of night’s dreaming, flow morphia slow, let the streetlight coming streaming into my life…..

      Mar 29, 2011 at 8:20 am   rating: 5  small thumbs up

       
     
  • #16   KJS

    Oh shit balls. If I were Adam, I might have wet myself.

    Mar 29, 2011 at 7:08 am   rating: 3  small thumbs up

     
  • #17   Nope

    Wow, talk about some bad handwriting. If you’re going to go to the trouble of sending someone a note, even a passive-aggressive one, at least make it legible, jeez.

    Mar 29, 2011 at 8:09 am   rating: 3  small thumbs up

     
  • #18   GeeK

    I thought the “numbers” might be times…like 4-9, 5-9, 9-9. Maybe signifying time spans they saw the light on..But, yeah, I can see S’s now that you guys mentioned it.

    Takes A LOT less effort to hang a blanket in the offensive window (if you’re too cheap to buy blackout blinds)…we had a neighbor with a super-sensitive motion light when I was a kid, and that’s what my parents did.

    Mar 29, 2011 at 8:19 am   rating: 3  small thumbs up

     
  • #19   Godric Gryffindor

    My Guess is he is apure blood descendant of Salazar Slytherin. I’m surprized there’s not a dead snake nailed to the front door.

    Mar 29, 2011 at 8:54 am   rating: 13  small thumbs up

     
  • #20   *snerk*

    Lights on all night is not as stupid as lights on all day.

    Just sayin’.

    Mar 29, 2011 at 10:19 am   rating: 15  small thumbs up

    • #20.1   FeRD bang

      And both pale in comparison to “lights on, nobody home”.

      Which I think adequately describes our,
      esteemed ­steemed steamed
      100/00 → steamed steamed n-n-n-n-n-notewriter!

      Mar 29, 2011 at 6:42 pm   rating: 9  small thumbs up

       
     
  • #21   Nunavut Guy

    When is someone going to do something about that dam moon?

    Mar 29, 2011 at 12:21 pm   rating: 8  small thumbs up

     
  • #22   Jame Gumb

    It rubs the lotion on its s-s-s-s-s-skin……

    Mar 29, 2011 at 1:03 pm   rating: 12  small thumbs up

     
  • #23   Lazykins

    100/00 -> sure that note was written by the oldest resident in the neighborhood. If my grandfather wasn’t long dead, I’d swear he wrote it…

    Mar 29, 2011 at 2:37 pm   rating: 3  small thumbs up

     
  • #24   MD bang

    There is only one sane way to respond.

    Reprogram a dancing snowman to blare “I wear my sunglasses at night, s-s-s-s-so I can…”

    The light obviously needs a buddy system in play. For its own safety.

    And, of course, you email that note to everyone you have ever known with a little “In case of my s-s-s-sudden demise or disappearance, please start here.

    Mar 29, 2011 at 4:47 pm   rating: 6  small thumbs up

     
  • #25   MD bang

    There is only one sane way to respond.

    Reprogram a dancing snowman to blare “I wear my sunglasses at night, s-s-s-s-so I can…”

    The light obviously needs a buddy system in play. For its own safety.

    And, of course, you email that note to everyone you have ever known with a little “In case of my s-s-s-sudden demise or disappearance, please start here.”

    Mar 29, 2011 at 4:51 pm   rating: 4  small thumbs up

    • #25.1   Hand Banana bang

      it was funnier the first time ;)

      Apr 1, 2011 at 5:00 pm   rating: 1  small thumbs up

       
     
  • #26   Therapist Beverly Hills

    Well, that’s one way to get your point across. It would have been funnier if they would have used multiple adjectives to describe “stupid”

    Mar 29, 2011 at 4:54 pm   rating: 1  small thumbs up

     
  • #27   Frank

    come on!
    The note, while it doesn’t really make sense, DOES get it’s point across. Turn off your damn light jackass! If it was me, I’d shoot it out with a BB gun or go up and adjust the sensitivity myself.
    Shame on the idiot who leaves his light on all night.

    Mar 29, 2011 at 9:10 pm   rating: 1  small thumbs up

     
  • #28   So so so so awesome

    This is one of the best PANs in a while. I read it yesterday and came back to see it today.

    Mar 30, 2011 at 7:31 am   rating: 0  small thumbs up

     
  • #29   anglophile

    You all are being too harsh on the note writer. Sleep deprivation does terrible things.

    Mar 30, 2011 at 8:55 am   rating: 10  small thumbs up

     
  • #30   MMA Los Angeles

    Is that a 100 % sign in between the stupid? It’s also funnier mailed and in horrible print.

    Mar 30, 2011 at 3:05 pm   rating: 0  small thumbs up

     
  • #31   cizzerhand

    Great. Now cheerleaders are writing PANs.

    Mar 31, 2011 at 1:47 am   rating: 0  small thumbs up

     
  • #32   Odious

    With so many posters here bragging about gladly wasting energy, current problems are explained in one PAN thread.

    Mar 31, 2011 at 2:47 am   rating: 0  small thumbs up

     

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