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    The official "What did Dell Schanze do now?" thread.

    This guy gets into trouble in bizarre ways so often, I feel he deserves his own thread.

    For those who are unawares, Dell Schanze is somewhat of a local celebrity figure here in the valley. He owned and operated a local computer retail chain named Totally Awesome Computers under the name of "Super Dell". His over the top style in his commercials were somewhat of a cult hit as they were very memorable. His style was certainly no act as since he left that business, he's gotten himself into a few interesting situations.


    • In 2001, the BBB gave Totally Awesome Computers a negative listing due to misleading ads on warranties. Dell fought it by organizing a rally outside the local BBB offices.
    • In 2003, he got himself into trouble when, in an ad, Schanze said a fictitious Indian tribe called the Shiffer died off due to being intellectually challenged.
    • 2006 seemed to be a banner year for Super Dell:
      • Residents in Draper confronted Super Dell about his driving too quickly through the neighborhood, to which he responded by pulling a gun.
      • He ran afoul for pulling a gun when charged with reckless driving.
      • He caused a stir and got the attention of the Utah Highway Patrol by buzzing I15 in his ultralight glider.

    • In 2008, he ran for governor, accumulating less than 3% of the vote.
    • In 2010, he tried running for Mayor of Saratoga Springs, falling far short there as well.
    • In 2011, he faced misdemeanor charges in Astoria, Oregon, for jumping from the 125-foot tall Astoria Column while wearing a gliding device.


    It seems his life quieted down a bit until recently, when this happened. I swear I am not making this up:

    Dell Schanze facing federal charges in alleged owl-kicking incident

    I'm offering this thread up for following events involving Dell Schanze as there seems to be no end to what he will attempt to do.
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    Don't know this guy, but a quick look at google pics tells me he might have a legit mental impairment(s). Yes?
    “Children and dogs are as necessary to the welfare of the country as Wall Street and the railroads.” -- Harry S. Truman

    "You never soar so high as when you stoop down to help a child or an animal." -- Jewish Proverb

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    Somewhere along the lines, he got in trouble in Utah County for driving recklessly, and then he claimed he just wanted to entertain the 7 kids he had in the car.

    His ads were really something. I remember he had a radio ad that ran late one night that said hed give $100 off to anyone who walks in and yells at the top of their lungs. If you google "totally awesome computer ads", you can find a youtube video that most decent people would find offensive.

    Absolute clown.

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    When I worked security at the Delta Center in college, he was removed and not allowed in for trying to sneak guns and knives into the arena.
    “It only ends once. Anything that happens before that is just progress.”

    Well, because he thought it was good sport. Because some men aren't looking for anything logical, like money. They can't be bought, bullied, reasoned, or negotiated with. Some men just want to watch the world burn.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DrumNFeather View Post
    When I worked security at the Delta Center in college, he was removed and not allowed in for trying to sneak guns and knives into the arena.
    Oh, please tell me a dropped a "Do you know who I am?" reference.

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    Quote Originally Posted by U-Ute View Post
    Oh, please tell me a dropped a "Do you know who I am?" reference.
    Well that's what is funny. He tried to wear his hat real low and not draw attention to himself so that he could get the weapons in.
    “It only ends once. Anything that happens before that is just progress.”

    Well, because he thought it was good sport. Because some men aren't looking for anything logical, like money. They can't be bought, bullied, reasoned, or negotiated with. Some men just want to watch the world burn.

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    This thread is useless without pics. So I will add this one. This sums up Mr. Schanze up nicely...


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    HAHAHAHAHA! Pat Bagley comes through. Hilarious!

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    Quote Originally Posted by OrangeUte View Post
    HAHAHAHAHA! Pat Bagley comes through. Hilarious!
    AGreed. He absolutely nailed this one. hahahaha.

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    http://www.ksl.com/?sid=32707003&nid...s_cid=topstory

    As he waited for his name to be called, he stood and objected to U.S. Magistrate Judge Brooke Wells requiring a defendant in a separate case to give up his firearms as a condition of his release.

    "That's totally unconstitutional," said Schanze, who once owned the Totally Awesome Computers retail chain. "That's not cool at all."
    "KSL destroyed all my business," he said. "I have no income."
    Asked by reporters before the hearing if he had anything to say, Schanze said, "Not to you guys. You guys are evil. Stop lying."

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    Apparently, one of the things that Super Dell is doing right now is avoiding human heads being thrown through his picture window.

    Hart also told the judge Tuesday that Schanze, a passionate gun-rights advocate, feels "a bit exposed" and is concerned that if he removes the firearms from his house that he is defenseless."A human head was thrown through my picture window," Schanze told the judge.

    The judge did not allow Schanze to elaborate. Outside of court, Hart declined to comment and when Schanze was asked by reporters about his allegation that a head was thrown through his window, he also refused to comment.

    "Not to you guys," he told reporters. "Tell the truth."
    http://www.sltrib.com/news/2003291-1...allow-officers
    So I said to David Eckstein, "You promised me, Eckstein, that if I followed you, you would walk with me always. But I noticed that during the most trying periods of my life, there have only been one set of prints in the sand. Why, when I have needed you most, have you not been there for me?" David Eckstein replied, "Because my little legs had gotten tired, and you were carrying me." And I looked down and saw that I was still carrying David Eckstein.
    --fjm.com

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    What I wish Super Dell was currently doing is running for public office.

    Some of his brilliant campaigning

    You have no choice but to vote for me. It doesn't matter how many lies the media has spread, people have brains, they can discern for themselves if they try. Ask God who you should vote for, I dare you!

    Can you call Huntsman and have him answer? Will he make posts and say what he really believes? Will there even be a debate? Everything you know about him is fabricated and engineered. You know for darn sure that I am a real person. My phone number is 801-631-1731 and I really answer it myself.

    Pull your head out. I am the only one that WILL stand up for you and what you believe. I am the American you were led to believe existed when you were a kid.

    You have 2 choices, you can vote for the phony, gutless socialists or you can vote for SUPERDELL. I've talked to the other 2 guys and I know for darn sure I'm voting for ME!!!! The other 2 guys should scare you so badly you start to shake. The definition of insanity is voting for the same people while expecting change. Are you insane or are you voting for SUPERDELL???

    I'm actually your hero; you just need to stop allowing the satanic media to influence you and twist the numerous phenomenal things I do into something wicked. I'm SUPERDELL; don't even allow the dark side to put a spark of doubt as to my intentions and goodness.

    Those that submit to satan's plan of politically correct DO NOT FOLLOW GOD!!! "And the luke warm shall be spewed forth from the mouth of God!!!" I am most certainly not luke warm. I fight for what is truly right and know the ONLY way to really solve the issues before us. There is only one way to improve our position. FOLLOW THE FREAKING COMMANDMENTS!!!!

    From his Bill of Non Rights

    ARTICLE X: This is an English speaking country. We don't care where you are from, English is our language. Learn it or go back to wherever you came from!

    All through time all civilizations and governments rose and fell according to their desire to follow the commandments of God. You can't attack the problems of the world by throwing huge piles of money at anti-Christ scientist. SUPERDELL is the ONLY candidate that will stand up for what is right, tell it like it is and start to attack the REAL problem. If you don't vote Christian then you will be voting anti-Christ. Those that worship satan!!!Don't fall for satan's lie of separation of church & state.

    So I said to David Eckstein, "You promised me, Eckstein, that if I followed you, you would walk with me always. But I noticed that during the most trying periods of my life, there have only been one set of prints in the sand. Why, when I have needed you most, have you not been there for me?" David Eckstein replied, "Because my little legs had gotten tired, and you were carrying me." And I looked down and saw that I was still carrying David Eckstein.
    --fjm.com

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    Lest you thought this thread was dead...

    http://www.fox5vegas.com/story/35945...at-trump-hotel


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    Quote Originally Posted by U-Ute View Post
    Lest you thought this thread was dead...

    http://www.fox5vegas.com/story/35945...at-trump-hotel


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    At least he didn’t draw a gun on them.


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    Quote Originally Posted by U-Ute View Post
    Lest you thought this thread was dead...

    http://www.fox5vegas.com/story/35945...at-trump-hotel


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    Hahahahahhahaha!

    Not too long ago, I made a comment on the KSL facebook page about a politician whose name escapes me right now. Basically, I said that I would rather have Super Dell in office than this person. Some clown responded to me saying "Look @Dell Buck Schanze (tagging Dell in the post)! Someone from the Devil's media is trying to slander your name!"

    I decided that having a lunatic like Dell come after me on the web was not worth it, and so I just deleted the comment. Maybe I should have stuck it out and seen what he had to say?

    Anyway, nothing about this story surprises me. Reading this thread again has given me a good laugh.

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    Quote Originally Posted by UtahsMrSports View Post
    Hahahahahhahaha!

    Not too long ago, I made a comment on the KSL facebook page about a politician whose name escapes me right now. Basically, I said that I would rather have Super Dell in office than this person. Some clown responded to me saying "Look @Dell Buck Schanze (tagging Dell in the post)! Someone from the Devil's media is trying to slander your name!"

    I decided that having a lunatic like Dell come after me on the web was not worth it, and so I just deleted the comment. Maybe I should have stuck it out and seen what he had to say?

    Anyway, nothing about this story surprises me. Reading this thread again has given me a good laugh.
    The least surprising aspect is that he stays at a Trump hotel.

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    Quote Originally Posted by concerned View Post
    The least surprising aspect is that he stays at a Trump hotel.
    Lol, so true.

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