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(ABC News) NewsFlash 174 dead in Buenos Aires nightclub fire   ( divider line
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2004-12-31 02:34:08 AM  
I'm suprized something like this but a smaller magnitude hasn't happened here in Tampa. There are hundreds of clubs filled with thousands of idiots.
2004-12-31 02:34:12 AM  
134 is about 0.03% of the people that are probably dead from the tsunami, so I can understand why this thread is relatively lifeless compared to the tsunami threads.
2004-12-31 02:34:36 AM  
StreetlightInTheGhetto: you do know what causes tsunamis, right?

Tornados? :P

I was going for the 4 elements angle (earth, wind, water, and fire). Technically, it was the water that caused the deaths, not the earthquake.
2004-12-31 02:35:17 AM  

That's the one.
2004-12-31 02:36:03 AM  
Earth, wind, water, fire?
Landslides and hurricaines!

Y'know, it's shiat like this that makes me hate overcrowded clubs. I don't care if I'm getting ground upon by some foxy girl, it's not like I have a quiet corner in the club to take her anyway.
2004-12-31 02:36:03 AM  
I declare December 31 "World stop dying day!"

Oh... crap!
2004-12-31 02:36:21 AM  
screw it, from now on i'm dancin' on the ceilin'
2004-12-31 02:43:19 AM  
As a Rhode Islander, I can tell you that while there is legislation mandating that all the clubs have to get sprinklers installed by July, they've all put it off to the last minute, and now its been reported that there simply aren't enough qualified installers in the state and surrounding region to sprinklerize all the clubs in time.
Sooooo....we're either gonna have a lot of half-@$$ed sprinklers in the clubs (like the cheap insulation job that started the whole thing) or the legislators are gonna fold or....and this is a real long-shot, there's gonna be a lot of closed venues in RI for the latter half of 2005.

Good luck to the people in Buenos Aires. I really hope the ead/injured count doesn't keep going up.
2004-12-31 02:49:25 AM  
fire,tsunami,asteroid.... MARTHA STEWART??????? what's of these 3 will kill us all! I'm betting on Martha...
2004-12-31 02:50:04 AM  
LOL...4 i tired and its late....i can't count...roflmao...sri...
2004-12-31 02:50:07 AM  

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Dance in the streets!
2004-12-31 02:51:28 AM  
Next big news media hypejob: Your child WILL DIE by going to rock concerts! Danger! I'm surprised it hasn't happened already with the Great White and Damageplan incidents.
2004-12-31 02:53:31 AM  
Yes of's the media.
2004-12-31 02:57:40 AM  
2004-12-31 03:02:08 AM  
Thanks man! Updated.
2004-12-31 03:03:47 AM  
JihadJoe: Didn't we have a volcanic eruption? That'd be earth for ya.

All we need is a hurricane, series of tornadoes, or a big thunderstorm or something, and I'd say we have some high quality signs of some apocalypse or another.
2004-12-31 03:10:26 AM  
2004-12-31 03:03:47 AM Prime
I'd say for a volcano explosion to really count, it needs to be some cool mountain that will kill alot of people... like Mount-near-Seattle, whatever it is called. Or have the crater that Mexico City is in just all of a sudden open up. That would be totally farked and ridiculously awesome, all at the same time.
2004-12-31 03:11:53 AM  
Nightclub worker, should be featured in the top 10 most dangerous jobs. All the fires, and shootings that have happened in the past couple of years make me glad I don't work in clubs anymore.
2004-12-31 03:17:44 AM  
So many dead, so many, what a pity.
2004-12-31 03:18:27 AM  
Well, that settles it: Mount St. Helens is gonna blow now and annihilate the entire state of Washington. It's the countdown to doomsday!

May the bastards who packed 5000 people into a club have their genitals infested with the fleas of a million camels!
2004-12-31 03:22:53 AM  
"And so this is Christmas...and a happy new year...let's hope it's a good one...without any fear..."
2004-12-31 04:00:53 AM  
Someone come out and say WHY you are deleting random seemingly harmless comments from this thread. INCLUDING the ones which are commenting on all the deletions.

This news is terrible. Soon some fundamentalist christians are going to say this is God's punishment for all our sins of some kind (gay marriage, being muslim, etc).
2004-12-31 04:14:18 AM  
Psh. Amateurs.
2004-12-31 04:19:05 AM  
Hurricanes, Every raging war, tsunami, fire, death, death, death.....

This is the closing for the year of the monkey. Anyone else besides me tired of it flinging its poo at us?

/I, for one, did not taunt dynamite monkey.
2004-12-31 04:19:42 AM  
I think Mother Nature is trying to tell us that the Earth is full.

//i bet this story will be fogotten in 48hrs.
2004-12-31 04:26:43 AM  
who the hell shoots a flare inside of a crowded nightclub anyway?
2004-12-31 04:41:40 AM  
Just remember, aside from idiots with Pyrotechnics... if you think things like this don't happen here, you would be Dead Wrong (pops)
2004-12-31 04:51:03 AM  
The delete toll will be up to 15,000 by morning, if current trends continue.
2004-12-31 04:58:37 AM  
Caliburn: The delete toll will be up to 15,000 by morning, if current trends continue.

hahaha i gotta end it on that one. g'night everyone, and happy new year. here's to less tragedies and more boobies in '05.
2004-12-31 06:06:43 AM  
what a tragedy! The nightclub's full capacity was rated at AT LEAST 300.

/Brazilians hate argentinians
//going to hell
2004-12-31 06:33:31 AM  
"People were pushing and jumping over each other trying to get out," one concert-goer, Jose Maria Godoy, told The Associated Press. "It was like a human wave. As people fell down running for the door, others just simply ran over them or pushed them down."

Bunch of animals, I tell you. Don't they have fire drills in Argentinian schools? You'd think people would learn the basics in life like Getting Out Of A Building 101.
2004-12-31 06:58:35 AM  
Only 174 huh?
I'm sorry but you're going to have to do a little better than that.

I'm not satisfied til I'm so desensitized by the media that I can shrug off a half a million dead people.
2004-12-31 07:08:56 AM  
Grande Blanco Sur Americano gira 2004
2004-12-31 08:09:48 AM  
SHADOW BLASKO, my parents were there that night at beverly hills, luckily, they were among the first ones out
2004-12-31 08:11:51 AM  
Whew, I just got back from Buenos Aires a week ago...didn't happen to go by this particular venue while I was there but my jaw dropped when I read the headline.

/Hopes the Argentenian friends he made are ok
2004-12-31 08:28:06 AM  
Floods, Fires, Famines... Bring on the insects!
2004-12-31 08:33:57 AM  
Nowadays I don't start to pay attention until at least 100,000 die.
2004-12-31 08:37:27 AM  
2004-12-31 01:36:50 AM reno77

Water, fire.. whats next?

Tomorrow: tornado kills 10,000!
2004-12-31 09:00:52 AM  
This sucks.. I have a coworker that lives BA. Hope she's ok.

The shiatty thing is that they wired all of the emergency exits closed so people wouldn't get in. I think the owners and managers ought to be looking at 174 murder charges.
2004-12-31 09:03:23 AM  

a bug meteor? would that be a really farking huge outer-space insect, or a large meteor made up of small outer-space insects?
2004-12-31 09:14:01 AM  
2004-12-31 09:17:20 AM  

I think I've just heard the last cuckoo of 2004
2004-12-31 09:20:58 AM  
Did this have anything to do with the fact that the patrons were there to see the Argentine '80s arena rock superstars El Gran Blanco?
2004-12-31 09:30:20 AM  
How long will it take for someone to blame Bush for this?
2004-12-31 09:33:12 AM  
Don't cry for Argentina...

/any coincidence that "evita" is the imperative form of "avoid"?
2004-12-31 09:35:26 AM  
Everyone. Please. It is not the end of the world. People die every day. In fires and earthquakes and tornados and such. It has been going on for all the years that humans have been alive. Not to downplay the tragedy, but stuff like this has been going on for a long long time and humans being humans it will continue to happen.
2004-12-31 09:39:59 AM  
But some stupid with a flare gun
Burned the place to the ground
Smoke on the water, fire in the sky

/can't believe it hasn't been said yet
2004-12-31 09:44:54 AM  
NikolaiFarkoff :

/see above, beat you to it
2004-12-31 09:45:04 AM  
"Someone from the crowd tossed a flare and there were immediately flames," said Fabian Zamudeo, a 22-year-old in the crowd to see the Argentine rock band, Los Callejeros.

...who until recently were known as Blanco Grande.
2004-12-31 09:46:12 AM  
NikolaiFarkoff wins.
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