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Popular Mechanics Publishes Instructions on How to Take Down Statues ‘Using Science’

Popular Mechanics Publishes Instructions on How to Take Down Statues ‘Using Science’

Uh-huh: “Popular Mechanics is not encouraging anyone to remove any statues.”

Last week, a man was injured when a statue hit him on the head as he participated with a Black Lives Matter group to remove it.

Popular Mechanics decided to publish an article with instructions on how to topple these statues so you don’t get hurt.

The magazine claims the article is not an encouragement for people to tear down the statues, though!

Remember, folks! Popular Mechanics only published the article “to describe the physics and mechanics of removing statues, in light of national attention being drawn to the removal of Confederate monuments and statues.”

I’m not going to post any of the instructions, but here’s the introduction:

It hasn’t been a great past few weeks for statues.

From Bristol, England to Birmingham, Alabama, people all over the world have been grappling with the legacy of racism by tossing their grappling hooks around the heads of problematic monuments.

Should you happen to find yourself near a statue that you decide you no longer like, we asked scientists for the best, safest ways to bring it to the ground without anyone getting hurt—except, of course, for the inanimate racist who’s been dead for a century anyway.

Hilarious that the disclaimer states, “Popular Mechanics is not encouraging anyone to remove any statues.”

But not because you shouldn’t destroy property! Only because “[T]here is a risk of injury whenever you try to remove or destroy a statue, even if you were to apply information in this article.”


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Time to remove names of any elected luminary from everywhere, starting with Kennedys, Obama, MLK, Clinton, Gore, any and all Senators or Congressquid and, of course, every reference to Sheets Byrd.

They’ve merged with recipie of the Month, so are now the Anarchist’s Cookbook monthly.

Ricin, it’s not just for asians anymore.

Peroxide Bombs – The Marilyn Monroe Doctrine.

Poison Gas from your convenience store.

Neck high razor wire – for guillotining!

    JusticeDelivered in reply to tz. | June 17, 2020 at 8:13 pm

    Hey, I have a copy of the Anarchist’s Cookbook, also the Whole Earth Catalog. Popular Mechanics has fallen so far.

I used to enjoy them. No More.

Lucky for us most of the left can’t read or do math, so these instructions are useless to them. Just tell them that 2x in an equation is fat shaming.

Toldja it’s seeping into STEM.

“Popular Mechanics is not encouraging anyone to remove any statues.”

No, they’re encouraging people not to buy PM.

healthguyfsu | June 17, 2020 at 8:15 pm

Step 1: Learn gravity…don’t stand in path of statue when falling.

Step 2: If you needed to read Step 1, then maybe you should stand there and let nature take its course.

I’m waiting for their instructions on how to build a dirty bomb, or other useful items for anarchists and idiot PHD’s.

The Friendly Grizzly | June 17, 2020 at 8:52 pm

Consumers Reports is running articles about maintaining personal security while “protesting “. I just canceled my sub.

I remember smelling the corrupting in Popular Science and canceled my subscription.

I never looked back.

The epidemic of treason in our country gets deeper and deeper.

healthguyfsu | June 17, 2020 at 9:58 pm

So, the Arthur Ashe statue in Richmond was vandalized by white nationalists. I hope they are caught, but how do you convict them while letting all of these other defacements go?

Next month it will be “ How to commit arson using Science,“ and “how to assault someone, without leaving marks, using science.“

They had written a really good article disproving various 9/11 conspiracy theories. And now, how to destroy public monuments. We need to complain to Popular Mechanics.

Good bye and good riddance to PM….It USED to be a favorite magazine….NEVER again!

Anybody who’d paid attention in High School science class would know instinctively how to topple a statue. That they need public instructions nowadays for such an elemental thing says loudly and clearly that we surely are not getting our money’s worth out of all the bucks the school districts keep whining that they need.