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(Lexington Herald Leader)   Church implosion doesn't go quite as planned (with video)   (kentucky.com) divider line 79
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2006-06-21 09:50:47 AM  
Samoth and Varg Vikernes unavailable for comment.
(especially Varg)
 
2006-06-21 10:04:41 AM  
That article gets stranger and stranger the longer it goes.
 
2006-06-21 10:24:37 AM  
Noooobody steps on a church in my town!
 
2006-06-21 12:34:00 PM  
jesus christ...
 
2006-06-21 12:34:04 PM  
Let's see. how made God angry this week in the news...
 
2006-06-21 12:35:02 PM  
That's demolition for ya.


Ain't gravity a biatch?
 
2006-06-21 12:35:59 PM  
That's not the first time a church has ruined a neighborhood!
 
2006-06-21 12:36:42 PM  
I am so stealing that street sign!
 
2006-06-21 12:37:14 PM  
I thought implosion referred to using explosives to bring a building down on top of itself. This was just some guy who wasn't so hot with a backhoe.

/I wonder if anyone will be willing to tell me I'm wrong...
 
2006-06-21 12:37:48 PM  
It's only called an implosion when it's done with explosives. This is just a standard demolition.
 
2006-06-21 12:38:16 PM  
Is there anyone out there that can hold the camera steady?
 
2006-06-21 12:38:36 PM  
Further proof that religion's foundations are shaky.
 
2006-06-21 12:38:43 PM  
After I RTFA, who gives an 18 yr. old a brand new car?
 
2006-06-21 12:38:45 PM  
strangeguitar
heh huh nice black metel ref

northern church burners unite!
 
2006-06-21 12:38:56 PM  
That's what you get for messin' with God's house!

/scare tactic?
 
2006-06-21 12:38:57 PM  
Oh, and great camerawork! I loved that shot of the car interior right as the thing comes down.
 
2006-06-21 12:39:10 PM  
scdog
It's only called an implosion when it's done with explosives. This is just a standard demolition.


nobody cares
 
2006-06-21 12:39:28 PM  
Probably a trees fault
 
2006-06-21 12:39:33 PM  
That's what you get for using faith-based physics.
 
2006-06-21 12:40:03 PM  
Someone huffed and puffed.
 
2006-06-21 12:40:44 PM  
implosion=kaboom; Like the world trade center

/heheheh
//just kidding
 
2006-06-21 12:41:29 PM  
The church was not the product of a very intelligent design.
 
2006-06-21 12:41:55 PM  
So, this is what happens when you drink on the job.... and operate a large piece of construction equipment...

//The worst drinking on the job will get me is fired...
 
2006-06-21 12:42:35 PM  
bump: Is there anyone out there that can hold the camera steady?

Oh, give me a break. A handheld digital camera and a falling building with flying bricks and such? I doubt there are very many people who could hold a camera steady in those circumstances
 
2006-06-21 12:42:35 PM  
You only need to watch one episode of Extreme Makeover - Home Edition to know two things:

1 - The only buildings that implode are highrises, which are designed that way. The rest do not.

2 - Ty Pennington is addicted to shouting through a loud hailer.
 
2006-06-21 12:42:57 PM  
IDD: Intelligent design demolition.
 
2006-06-21 12:43:25 PM  
fark realplayer and fark IE

link doesn't work in firefox.
 
2006-06-21 12:43:59 PM  
That's ridiculous that they chose to do this at noon. I'm surprised that no one was hurt - both are fairly busy streets (I live in Lexington).
 
2006-06-21 12:46:12 PM  
Real Player sucks. It calls home to Mommy all the time to tell on you. Do yourself a favor and Uninstall it.

/Waiting for the YouTube version.
 
2006-06-21 12:48:55 PM  
who farted: Real Player sucks. It calls home to Mommy all the time to tell on you. Do yourself a favor and Uninstall it.


fark, I've been trying to uninstall it... every time I try my 'puter crashes... any tips?
 
2006-06-21 12:49:50 PM  
^^^^^^^^

Besides the obvious "Nuke from orbit", of course.
 
2006-06-21 12:51:17 PM  
FTFA "I cried," Ford said, but then: "We realized it was just a car, and nobody got hurt."

So was this Ford person crying because she thought a brick had bounced off the head of a human? Or was she crying because the Charger got hit and she didn't understand that she would make some money off the incident when the contractor's insurance company settles with her?
 
2006-06-21 12:51:52 PM  
neilmcguigan: link doesn't work in firefox.

Works in my firefox.
 
2006-06-21 12:51:54 PM  
^^^^^^^^^

Or the even more obvious "Get a Mac"...

On second thought, I don't want any advice from Farkers... it's probably all gonna be snarky!

/like I should expect anything else?
 
2006-06-21 12:52:51 PM  
realplayer... teh suck

/meh
 
2006-06-21 12:54:16 PM  
POOPYMACPOOP
"I am so stealing that street sign!"

You will want to go down a few blocks to get the signs at High and Upper. Or High on Rose. Your pick
 
2006-06-21 12:54:36 PM  
Tearing down a house of the Lord to build more and more testaments to greed and rampant consumerism seems to be the problem here. I hope those workmen pray hard for their souls....a few crushed cars is only the beginning of God's righteous anger.
 
2006-06-21 12:55:20 PM  
neilmcguigan: fark realplayer and fark IE

link doesn't work in firefox.


link works for me in firefox, and realalternative works too.
 
2006-06-21 12:56:14 PM  
She watched as the dust cloud obscured her black 2006 Dodge Charger. The car has 3,400 miles on it.

Hahaha. JUST SO YOU KNOW, the car has 3,400 miles on it.
 
2006-06-21 12:56:48 PM  
I successfully uninstalled RealPlayer (or whatever they are calling it these days) from my system 3 years ago...along with all it's accompanying crap installs and self-promotional junk.

Neither this, nor anything else, will cause me to reinstall it again.
 
2006-06-21 12:57:13 PM  
who farted: Real Player sucks. It calls home to Mommy all the time to tell on you.

yes it does. real alternative does not
 
2006-06-21 12:58:43 PM  
Who still uses real video ? And why hasn't Real imploded from the black hole of suckiness that is centered in their corporate headquarters ?
 
2006-06-21 01:01:03 PM  
I would be remiss if I did not point out that Ramsey's, the restaurant mentioned in TFA, has very good food, very good prices, and a very good happy hour.
 
2006-06-21 01:03:31 PM  
SHM

Buy a larger hard drive and install it as your primary. Mount the old primary as secondary. Reinstall Windows. Keep old primary around for a few months to pull things off as you need them. Then, format it as a big data drive or reformat for use next time windows gets too fat. I'm serious. This is the fastest way to solve this problem. Hard drives are cheap compared to the time you waste rebooting and uninstalling. You'll find that EVERYTHING runs faster after you do this. and don't ever reinstall Real-anything. pretend it doesnt exist. I just did the above procedure on one of my boxes...
 
2006-06-21 01:05:35 PM  
Not that it has anything to do with this article, but why is it that IMplosions are done with EXplosives?

/why not use implosives?
//Dodge Charger, 3400 miles? Lucky it went that far.
///foo
 
2006-06-21 01:06:00 PM  
PoopyMacPoop - I am so stealing that street sign!

mcbearbryant - You will want to go down a few blocks to get the signs at High and Upper. Or High on Rose. Your pick

Actually, if you go a block west of Upper, you'll hit the corner of High & Stone.
 
2006-06-21 01:07:07 PM  
But how about the grilled cheese sandwich? Was it tasty?
 
2006-06-21 01:08:01 PM  
Did we derail a little there folks?

The real tragedy here is that her car damage virtually ruined her after grilled cheese eating delight.
 
2006-06-21 01:09:37 PM  
RSeery:

Thanks! Wow, I wish I knew what I was getting into... there ought to be a warning specifically about RP when you buy a computer... I have never used a more evil piece of software.

I feel kind of sheepish for ever trying it in the first place, cause I should have known better.

I sure feel sorry for moms, grandmas, and other people n00bier than me... Real Networks ought to be tortured in Guantanamo.

But, in short, thanks for the advice.
 
2006-06-21 01:10:19 PM  
Great techniques of amateur film making # 47:

Aim the camera at your lap during the really important moment.
 
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