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2004-12-31 01:30:25 AM
so much death lately...
 
2004-12-31 01:31:01 AM
ack!
 
2004-12-31 01:31:47 AM
well, you know, the "fashionable" death that makes it on the news.
 
2004-12-31 01:32:27 AM
Caramba!
 
2004-12-31 01:33:48 AM
i swear every time i log onto fark people die... maybe i've got some crazy death power...that or it's just a lot of death lately...i'm going to bed now, I hope I wake up in the morning.. i was supposed to score in the morning
 
2004-12-31 01:34:24 AM
webvoodoo

ya beat me to it.

hey there were over 5k people in there when it started. 134 dead is pretty good evac #'s imo.
 
2004-12-31 01:35:09 AM
5,000 people in the damn club? It's horrible, but they should really consider taking some precautions, namely not allowing 5,000 in the damn club.
 
2004-12-31 01:35:45 AM
5,000 people, I mean.
 
2004-12-31 01:36:49 AM
this year just does not want to end w/o tragedies.


/"fire in the disco, fire in the disco, fire in the - taco bell"
 
2004-12-31 01:36:50 AM
Water, fire.. whats next?
 
2004-12-31 01:36:59 AM
Building codes aren't a bad thing. These other countries should pick up on some of them, like maximum occupancy limitations. It always seems like these fires in countries outside the US always kill a ton of people. They must stand there and watch it.
 
2004-12-31 01:39:02 AM
Stand back, Buenos Aires.
 
2004-12-31 01:42:16 AM
To be quite serious, this really does suck, but I bet nothing will change. Remember when the Great White thing happened, everyone talked about the changes to come in small clubs, but nothing really happened. I would also like to add that this not a very informative story.
/obvious
 
2004-12-31 01:42:23 AM
Or Something like that
 
2004-12-31 01:43:35 AM
Guess it's Mother Nature's time of the month?
 
2004-12-31 01:43:58 AM
is it just me, or is oil and natural gas maybe needed below the ground? I mean - its there for a reason.... the more we mine it the more we kill the planet
 
2004-12-31 01:43:59 AM
GOD WILL THIS YEAR JUST farkING END ALREADY?!
 
2004-12-31 01:44:26 AM
M-G, I think the mods and admins are not digging the tasteless and Great White related comments, I should know (they deleted two of my posts).
 
2004-12-31 01:44:43 AM
Actually, a lot DID happen in Rhode Island after the nightclub fire. Most clubs in the state were forced to get sprinkler systems by a certain date and alarms that tie in to the local fire department.
 
2004-12-31 01:45:51 AM
Tsunamis, Jerry Orbach, now this. What the fark is happening, get me off this planet please, i don't want to know this shiat is going on.

Way too depressed for NYE.
 
2004-12-31 01:46:26 AM
I'm going to start collecting money. Ok, who'll donate?
 
2004-12-31 01:46:35 AM
Electrocreep:

Actually, a lot DID happen in Rhode Island after the nightclub fire. Most clubs in the state were forced to get sprinkler systems by a certain date and alarms that tie in to the local fire department.

Sorry for my ignorance about RI and such, but I should say that the media acted like this was going to be a national type deal. Damn that liberal media.
 
2004-12-31 01:46:40 AM
Is it 2005 somewhere yet?
 
2004-12-31 01:47:49 AM
I think in this thread we need people to be funny and distract from all the depressing shiat happening around us. Cheer me the fark up, people.
 
2004-12-31 01:50:52 AM
not 2005 yet:
http://www.timeanddate.com/worldclock/results.html?query=Guam
 
2004-12-31 01:51:47 AM
John Goodman is the next to go. You heard it here first.
 
2004-12-31 01:52:32 AM
Anyone remember that Duran Duran song "Sin of the City"? If you do, keep it to yourself :-)
 
2004-12-31 01:53:29 AM
Call me desensitized, but i'm no longer impressed with disasters unless the death toll tops 100K.
 
Bhh
2004-12-31 01:53:39 AM
2004 has sucked ass. I always disliked even numbered years.
 
2004-12-31 01:56:26 AM
Ugh, I just read about this... that was my biggest fear going to all the crowded, little-venue shows I used to attend. You get into the habit of looking for a exit to hit just in case, and usually, there's no way you can see the stage and be by an exit you could reach without being trampled / dying of smoke inhalation at the same time.

Hell, I've been crushed/almost suffocated at an outdoor show, and that was hellish enough. I can't imagine what this must've been like. Or rather, don't really want to.

/no pyrotechnics at indie rock shows, though. Generally.
 
2004-12-31 01:58:39 AM
kurtu5:

You're sucking around for a friendly blast of 48 hour bannination.

Drop it
 
2004-12-31 02:00:14 AM
Yeah, little venues are hell.

I live in Seattle, we have a little venue called Graceland, lemme tell ya, if a fire broke out there, not one man would live.
 
2004-12-31 02:02:15 AM
Are you sure that it wasn't a bug meteor?
 
2004-12-31 02:05:32 AM
Oh yeah, WHAT did ever happen to that 2029 asteroid that is supposed to hit us? Well, the one with a 1 in 45 chance, anyways... anyone?
 
M-G
2004-12-31 02:05:41 AM
TheJoe03:

I think the mods and admins are not digging the tasteless and Great White related comments, I should know (they deleted two of my posts).

So it would seem. You'd think it would save everyone involved a lot of time if they just put a note at the top saying that they're gonna yank 'em.
 
2004-12-31 02:06:50 AM
I think 2004 has been the year to finally teach networks and cable channels not to do their big "Year in Review" specials in early December. As soon as they all aired, WHAM - we had the Dimebag thing, 14,000+ killed by a Tsunami, and now this.
 
2004-12-31 02:07:19 AM
What's next? Sheeesh.
 
M-G
2004-12-31 02:07:23 AM
autothing:

Oh yeah, WHAT did ever happen to that 2029 asteroid that is supposed to hit us? Well, the one with a 1 in 45 chance, anyways... anyone?

They kept revising the odds to the point where it's not a big deal. If you happen to have tinfoil headgear, they just did it to keep everyone calm, and we're actually gonna get creamed by it...
 
2004-12-31 02:07:53 AM
It's a 1-300 chance.

I'm just going to continue to poison my body with cigarettes and alcohol and beat the astoroid to the punch. Haha, asteroid! Thought you could get to me first!

/ahh, nevermind.
 
2004-12-31 02:08:40 AM
What was that place in Cicago that burned down last century? The coconut club or something like that? It seem that the folks in Aires have learned a thing or two about evactuation.

I also seem to remeber that they have had very bad fires in the past.
 
2004-12-31 02:11:57 AM
google "argentina fire"

Club was full of teenagers.
Somebody shot a flare into the ceiling.
(Smoke on the water/fire in the sky)


/Lost a tech brother in RI.
//fearful I may have lost another
 
2004-12-31 02:13:27 AM
M-G: Thanks for the asteroid update... I was so looking forward to something in the year 2029, but oh well now! lol
 
2004-12-31 02:17:01 AM
Man, this sucks.

/Mother Nature just getting back at us?
 
2004-12-31 02:20:18 AM
reno77: Water, fire.. whats next?

earthquake and tornado
 
2004-12-31 02:22:52 AM
Incidentally, my old business was directly next door to the E2 nightclub. Terrible.
 
2004-12-31 02:26:27 AM
Hammurder

Ah... you do know what causes tsunamis, right?

Just checkin'.
 
2004-12-31 02:28:01 AM
Major United States Nightclub Fires

The Great Chicago Fire 1871 Chicago 300 lives lost
The Great Peshtigo Fire 1871 Wisconsin 1500 lives lost
Cocoanut Grove Night Club 1942 Boston 492 lives lost
Beverly Hills Supper Club 1977 Kentucky 167 lives lost
The Station Night Club 2003 Rhode Island 100 lives lost

wow, 1500.
 
2004-12-31 02:29:43 AM
Unfortunately, "at least" is the key phrase in this story. 5,000 people in a club & it catches fire. There are likely way more than 134 dead in this one. Probably by a factor of 10.
 
2004-12-31 02:30:31 AM
Brodan: I'm in the suburbs of Chicago near Woodfield Mall. The E2 nightclub thing was that nightclub on the South Side right; someone sprayed mace and 22 people died trying to get out...? They all clogged this 2 story stairway and literally, people were one on top another since the actual exit was small and some of the large patrons (I'd say 200-300lb women, for real) were the actual clog.
 
2004-12-31 02:31:19 AM
So is anyone else feeling kinda numb to tragedy right now? Not in a "I don't care" kind of way, but a "this is way too much" kind of way?
 
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