If you can read this, either the style sheet didn't load or you have an older browser that doesn't support style sheets. Try clearing your browser cache and refreshing the page.

(Wash. Times)   Today's "tractor-trailer overturns spilling thousands of gallons of lube" story brought to you by Washington, D.C. How fitting   (washingtontimes.com) divider line 60
    More: Obvious  
•       •       •

8455 clicks; posted to Main » on 21 Feb 2006 at 3:40 PM (8 years ago)   |  Favorite    |   share:  Share on Twitter share via Email Share on Facebook   more»



60 Comments   (+0 »)
   

Archived thread

First | « | 1 | 2 | » | Last | Show all
 
2006-02-21 02:27:02 PM
if, by "today", you mean "yesterday", then you're right.
 
2006-02-21 02:37:21 PM
You know, and maybe I am just pointing out the obvious, if so many of you wouldn't steer with your mouth while blindfolded on the area's most important traffic artery, then you would get home in a timelier manner.

It's just something to think about.
 
2006-02-21 02:42:49 PM
This has nothing to do with a completely unrelated story.

images.ibsys.com
 
2006-02-21 02:53:58 PM
Too bad it wasn't liquid LSD or X...
 
2006-02-21 02:54:49 PM
The tractor-trailer was carrying thousands of gallons of canned transmission fluid and motor oil"

So it's not "lube" and not one in a series of such stories. The headline ruined itself.
 
2006-02-21 02:57:05 PM
meshman: The tractor-trailer was carrying thousands of gallons of canned transmission fluid and motor oil"

So it's not "lube" and not one in a series of such stories. The headline ruined itself.


oil is like KY for automobiles
 
2006-02-21 03:01:22 PM
I thought it was a great headline!

*golf clap*
 
2006-02-21 03:05:52 PM
meshman:

The "Today's [unusual event, possibly with a mischaracterized description] brought to you by [some fitting location]" headline is a cliche.
 
2006-02-21 03:24:40 PM
"2006-02-21 03:05:52 PM Juansmith"

I know but it's still inaccurate and incorrect most the time. Like "Today's 'shuttle blown up by terrorists' event..." When was the last time you heard of a tractor trailer full of cans of oil and..." story? Had to be yesterday.

"oil is like KY for automobiles"

Do you go to the shop an ask for a "Lube Change"?

/I know, dumb points, just sayin'
 
2006-02-21 03:43:51 PM
yay for warming sensation!
 
2006-02-21 03:45:16 PM
How fitting, since Washington politicians are full of grease... since Washington politicians are like squeaky axels... since Washington polticians spend our hard-earned tax dollars on wasteful lube-barrel projects...

OK, I don't get the headline.
 
2006-02-21 03:46:32 PM
Traffic should be alot more fluid in that area! Oh thats all I got.
 
2006-02-21 03:46:52 PM
I tell my girlfriend all the time "lube is for wimps"
 
2006-02-21 03:47:36 PM

Do you go to the shop an ask for a "Lube Change"?


Ya take it in, and ya ask for a lube job. Guess what oil is? A lubricant. Guess what the shortened form of lubricant is in the american vernacular? You got it.
 
2006-02-21 03:48:45 PM
Ditto c_l_dc's post. this was news approximately 30 hours ago.
 
2006-02-21 03:49:29 PM
On a side not, my hippy girlfriend wants me to protest in DC this March.... during St Patty's day. Whats the best way to tell her Im going to the south side of Chicago and getting drunk?
 
2006-02-21 03:49:42 PM
did it happen near a tunnel?
*snickers at own joke*
 
2006-02-21 03:50:06 PM
And another thing -- "golf clap" is supposed to be sardonic, muted, applause, not a big enthusaistic hand. It's irony, folks!
 
2006-02-21 03:51:10 PM
www.harvardpilgrim.mimrx.com

/DRTFA
 
2006-02-21 03:51:16 PM
www.pretzelfever.com

/unavailable for comment.
 
2006-02-21 03:51:46 PM
Guess we're going to have to bend over and take it raw from Bush and Dick for the next few weeks, then...
 
2006-02-21 03:53:26 PM
I happened to be in traffic just a couple minutes behind this wreck. Other than the way the truck managed to land and block all but the leftmost lane, there was nothing particularly spectacular about it. Glad the driver's okay.

(Although I did take another way home.)
 
2006-02-21 03:55:19 PM
Jack31081: Ditto c_l_dc's post. this was news approximately 30 hours ago.

If it was today I would still be sitting in traffic. Old news.

The guy tried to miss an accident and ended up rolling his trailer. Sweet...

IAtedThePurplebarries: Whats the best way to tell her Im going to the south side of Chicago and getting drunk?

Don't know... with a card or over email?
 
2006-02-21 03:56:31 PM
Santorum?
 
2006-02-21 03:59:56 PM
rouxkitty: tsk, tsk, tsk

it's for wimps, I tell ya!
 
2006-02-21 04:00:03 PM
IAtedThePurplebarries: Whats the best way to tell her Im going to the south side of Chicago and getting drunk?

The answer is, of course, to not date hippies in the first place. So tell her to go hump a tree, and I'll join you in Chicago for the St. Pat's festivities. Although, I'm a Logan Square resident...
 
2006-02-21 04:00:56 PM
OK, if the truck ran into a septic system pump truck, yeah that would be a Santorum spill and thus become far more Farkworthy.
 
2006-02-21 04:05:49 PM
Do you go to the shop an ask for a "Lube Change"?

It's called Jiffy Lube for a reason...it's an oil change place that works quickly. Sometimes.
 
2006-02-21 04:06:40 PM
Money says the lube was on the way to the IRS.

Then again, they've never been gentle before.
 
2006-02-21 04:08:34 PM
piscis ferox: Guess what oil is?

So what?

"Lube" and "Oil" aren't the same thing in automotive maintenence parlance.

Oil goes in the engine.

Lube is any of a number of Greases (whence springeth "Grease Monkey"). You got your various lubes for bearings, CV joints, springs, door hinges, lock cylinders... They are entirely different substances, and they are *not* interchangable.

Therefore, headline is teh unfunny.

/Worked for seven years in various auto repair shops.
//Saw my share of grease nipples.
///That's right, I said nipples.
 
2006-02-21 04:08:53 PM
holy shiat, glad I don't live in DC yesterday.

/lived in Gaithersburg
//worked in SE
///would have been a sick day
 
2006-02-21 04:08:56 PM

Was Bill Clinton involved? I mean, if anyone in DC would be involved in a lube incident, it would be him.

www.dribbleglass.com
 
2006-02-21 04:10:15 PM
Slick headline!
 
2006-02-21 04:11:08 PM
Im not surprised. Have you tried driving on the beltway??

/i take the metro
 
2006-02-21 04:11:42 PM
img.photobucket.com
 
2006-02-21 04:12:04 PM
IF YOU LOVE IT, LUBE IT!
 
2006-02-21 04:14:42 PM
weaklingrecords: Do you go to the shop an ask for a "Lube Change"?

It's called Jiffy Lube for a reason...it's an oil change place that works quickly. Sometimes.


As a one-time service tech for Jiffy Lube (still have the nametag shirt!) let me tell you just how wrong you are.

The "Lube" in Jiffy Lube refers to a Lube Job, the insertion of grease into the various bearings in the undercarriage. Most modern cars don't need lube jobs, because most things that once needed lube are now sealed.or have been replaced with superior technology. You don't see a lot of double A-frame front ends these days.

But it is *Not* named after oil. Even if oil changes are now its main activity.

Repeat after me: Oil Change, Lube Job.

Not the same thing.
 
2006-02-21 04:15:49 PM
Was the truck going around Dupont Circle?
 
2006-02-21 04:19:54 PM
Biff_Steel

zing
 
2006-02-21 04:20:01 PM
I got nothing other than to say that I was half an hour late to work yesterday because of this mess. Fortunately I heard about it on the radio so I went around the other way. In retrospect living on one side of DC and working on the other wasn't the greatest plan, but if my previous employer hadn't pissed me off (basically passing me over for promotion and not giving me a raise) I wouldn't be doing this

/I spend lots of time in my car
//still make more $$ though
///some days it is worth it. Only some.
 
2006-02-21 04:21:53 PM
IAtedThePurplebarries
On a side not, my hippy girlfriend wants me to protest in DC this March.... during St Patty's day. Whats the best way to tell her Im going to the south side of Chicago and getting drunk?
protesting what? when? exactly where?

/just wants to know if teh crazies are coming
 
2006-02-21 04:23:16 PM
Did some one say Luba?

NSFW LINK
 
2006-02-21 04:23:18 PM
"Fortunately, it was not a normal rush hour because of the holiday,"

Am I the only one surprised by there not being extra traffic in Washington DC on President's Day?

/Y'know that would be a good time to look at all them big statues of presidents and all.
//just sayin...
 
2006-02-21 04:25:48 PM
Mike_d85... you are the only one.

/slashy
 
2006-02-21 04:26:33 PM
dc-kid
The war. Its gunna St Pats day + or - a day or two. I dont know where.
 
2006-02-21 04:28:11 PM
meshman is a prude. There's more than one way to use 80W gear oil in a tranny.
 
2006-02-21 04:33:00 PM
agh, again with the war. it'll either be on the white house lawn or the hill I'm guessing. considering I'm next to logan circle, me and the old'lady should be safe. thanks IAtedThePurplebarries . oh and have a good drunk time in chi-town.

/loves the chi-town
//farking amazing city
 
2006-02-21 04:33:12 PM
There's more than one way to use 80W gear oil in a tranny.

Always make sure you adequately lube your tranny before taking her for a spin.
 
2006-02-21 04:38:56 PM
It didn't spill thousands of gallons. It spilled very little.

It was carrying thousands of gallons.
 
2006-02-21 04:40:58 PM
But has the oil hit the anus?
 
Displayed 50 of 60 comments

First | « | 1 | 2 | » | Last | Show all



This thread is archived, and closed to new comments.

Continue Farking
Submit a Link »






Report