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(Some Rednecks)   Mold in north Alabama schools so prevalent it could form intelligent life. At least something in AL schools is getting smarter   (al.com ) divider line
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2002-10-20 07:41:26 PM  
Damn rednecks.
 
2002-10-20 07:41:45 PM  
spray bleach on it
 
2002-10-20 07:47:08 PM  
attack of the killer mold
 
2002-10-20 07:47:27 PM  
Well it has to be smarter than the local population


---ducks
 
2002-10-20 07:47:40 PM  
They found mold in a high school nearby. Now the kiddies are taking classes in the skyboxes at Bristol Motor Speedway. Of course, the ones owned by beer and tobacco companies are off limits.
 
2002-10-20 07:47:55 PM  
I have one of the highest up posts and I'm not a total farker... Weeeee....
 
2002-10-20 07:48:45 PM  
The fungus is among us.
 
2002-10-20 07:49:16 PM  
I ate some fungus at school, but thats a story for another day................
 
2002-10-20 07:57:54 PM  
Do I sense a referance to Ol' Drippy in the tag?
 
2002-10-20 08:00:19 PM  
The mold is black.. They've tried bleaching it..

racism?
 
2002-10-20 08:06:03 PM  
Caca: Your remark made me think of Michael Jackson
 
2002-10-20 08:23:15 PM  
That headline was just too funny; I might just need another keyboard when the Coke dries up.
 
2002-10-20 08:24:49 PM  
Kudos on the headline.
 
2002-10-20 08:25:35 PM  
That's funny, I'm 2 streets away from Huntsville High.
 
2002-10-20 08:27:52 PM  
there is a school around here that they moved classes to a race track until they could clean the mold out.

Reminds me of an old apartment, brick walls that would sprout colourful mold every winter.
 
2002-10-20 08:36:50 PM  
"Mold grew over the driver's education simulators stored downstairs this summer."

Ah, so since the kids in 'Bama can't REALLY learn, they just SIMULATE education?
 
2002-10-20 08:46:50 PM  
Gotta love the 100% humidity that Alabama enjoys from March to late September. It makes the 90+ degree temperatures *so* much more tolerable.

Two Alabama articles in the same day. Not sure if that's a good thing.
 
2002-10-20 08:52:46 PM  
My school (Bothell High School for you Seattle farkers) has mold. They know about it, they aren't doing a thing about it.

I'm surprised I survived a year. Of course, it's probably still growing in my lungs, and one day I'm going to just drop dead.
 
2002-10-20 09:04:35 PM  
I go to Bob Jones in north alabama and we are very proud of our super intelligent mold, thank you very much.
 
j0n
2002-10-20 09:13:17 PM  
SLIME IN THE ICE BOX!
 
2002-10-20 09:33:46 PM  
Open your eyes. Just because a person lives in Alabama does not mean that they are infact a redneck.
 
2002-10-20 09:37:52 PM  
Almost as bad as this jello mold!
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2002-10-20 09:38:19 PM  
Loopback you are correct but it does mean your in the redneck homeland. :)
 
2002-10-20 09:40:41 PM  
Huntsville sucks ass. I have never been to such a boring town in my life. There's more to do in the Dakota badlands.
 
2002-10-20 09:44:46 PM  
Soylent Green is people, it's people.
 
2002-10-20 09:47:08 PM  
The way new schools are built is mainly to blame. They look like prisons and they feel like prisons. Nothing can escape in or out- including fresh air. The mold problem could be solved by opening a few windows. But they can't be opened. You'd have to break them to do that.
 
2002-10-20 10:11:31 PM  
Actually Galland, mold is a moisture problem. It occurs when there is an improper building envelope. Moist, humid air infiltrates through the walls and creates a perfect environment for fungi to propigate. Mold needs air, water, a food source of food (dirt, gypsum, wallboard glue, etc.) and spores (which are everywhere) to exist.
The greatest little quirk they exhibit is when they are disturbed or threatened, they go into hyper multiplication which causes more harm if not encapsulated. So, just spraying bleach on mold just creates more mold in the future.
A warning to anyone: let the "experts" handle this stuff!
 
2002-10-20 10:14:02 PM  
Gaah! a food source of food

Welcome to the department of redundancy department.
 
2002-10-20 10:17:34 PM  
Loopback:

Agreed.


BTW, is anyone else getting pop-ups when they goto Fark.com ? I started getting them a couple days ago, and I don't have any sort of software on my computer (gator, new.net) that would cause it... help?
 
Ade
2002-10-20 10:20:35 PM  
I think the author of the article should look more into paragraph structure and how to form one.
There are so many stand alone paragraphs it makes my eyes hurt.

Dammed 'Bamans!

Reminds me of that article on the stolen bridge in Maine with all caps.

Heh.
 
2002-10-20 10:29:49 PM  
Elitotaco, have you run ad aware? There are a couple malicious programs you can pick up (usually from porn sites) that do this. Ad Aware will catch them though.
 
2002-10-20 10:31:11 PM  
Just turned off my pop up protection, got nothing from Fark. Hopefully ad aware catches it for you.
 
2002-10-20 10:33:40 PM  
OK guys, enough with the redneck remarks. Here in Alabama, it's both hot and humid, practically like a rain forest at certain times of the year. Mold is a part of life and you can't get away from it. I had some sage growing in a planter hanging off my balcony and some mold overtook and killed it. The best you can do is air-conditioning to dry the air, but water condenses on the coils and mold grows there. So, you're back to bleach, which is only temporary. Once the bleach evaporates, the mold comes back.

The less time you can spend indoors, the better.
 
2002-10-20 10:38:01 PM  
Huntsville is the best town in alabama, and sadly it sucks horrid ranky ass. I have lived here for 2 years, and i miss my home town of fairfax, even though i am glad i can at least pump my gas here without fear of being shot.

Huntsville=nasa=nerds=science=museums=education=schools=mold DO THE MATH.
 
2002-10-20 10:38:12 PM  
What do you do for fun?
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I collect spores, mold, and fungus.
 
2002-10-20 10:54:10 PM  
ABITW are you saying that nerds have hygeine problems?
 
2002-10-20 11:15:33 PM  
As a student at Huntsville High, I must say the place is a complete shiat hole. It's old and falling part, just like everything else in this state. Of course, with a lottery we could have a brand spanking new school and I wouldn't have to sit in this mold-infested hell hole any longer. But the conservative Bible-thumpers who run the state voted that down. And thus Alabama remains 49th in the nation in education. Worst. State. Ever.
 
2002-10-20 11:20:46 PM  
AnotherBrickInTheWall, I think I know what you mean. I grew up just outside of Birmingham, home of the Bad Attitude and racial angst. But Birmingham has some of the best restaurants and pubs. An all-out livable city with good scenery to boot.

Huntsville on the other hand, has great people, but I've yet to find a good Chinese restaurant. The Barnes and Noble was better, but that's about it. Plus, the land is mostly flat, and I hate that.
 
2002-10-20 11:30:33 PM  
Nughuffer...I great up in Idaho. Our motto: "Someday our children will be better off than those in Alabama."
 
2002-10-20 11:43:11 PM  
Didn't you Idahoes just get Corona beer factory?

In Bama, Honda's fixin' to double capacity on their plant, and Mercedes is expanding, too.

Beer factories are contra-indicated, since they may produce some unintended cultural effects.
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2002-10-21 12:33:39 AM  
Sidi:

I ran Ad-Aware again, and this time it detected a TPS808.dll, which you actually have to do work to remove. Luckily, their [TPS808] website give you instructions on how to remove it. They are the nicest ad company i've ever dealt with.
 
2002-10-21 01:35:22 AM  
i spent over 6 months in and out of the hospital with my own infectious disease speacialist because of a really really bad mold problem at my school, that was about 4 years ago and im still in and out of the hospital for continuing problems....
(and i dont live in alabama :P)

damn mold spores on my lungs
Out damn spot, out!
 
2002-10-21 01:40:07 AM  
"It's knocking the snot out of the humidity,"

Gotta' admire that fighting spirit.
 
2002-10-21 02:36:02 AM  
I had a couple come into my office who had moved to the Cali desert to get away from humidity in Bama. They had been afflicted with the toxic-variety mold. The symptoms thay were describing were pretty farked-up. Apparantly the mold had completely infested the walls of their house. Their house was condemned and burned to the ground to kill the stuff.

Pretty messed-up stuff that toxic mold.
 
2002-10-21 02:36:33 AM  
yay.

"They don't normally know what's wrong," Bennett said. "I don't know that the students know so much about the mold."
 
2002-10-21 05:32:06 AM  
It's funny cause it's happening to somebody else....
 
2002-10-21 08:58:59 AM  
It does get really sad here in Huntsville. My school's science labs were shut down for at least a couple of weeks right after I graduated from there; apparently the school board had found out that the labs were so outdated that they'd become a safety hazard.

Everyone who's said Huntsville sucks is right. I've lived here all 21 yrs of my life, and it's never got much better.

This was my submission btw.
[/shameless bragging]
 
2002-10-21 09:02:24 AM  
Huntsville on the other hand, has great people, but I've yet to find a good Chinese restaurant.

China Taste. Corner of Bob Wallace and Triana. Awesome spicy hot-and-sour chicken. It's HuntsVegas's best-kept secret.
 
2002-10-21 10:24:36 AM  
I dunno, I like Wok Express down in 5 points, and they deliver :)
 
2002-10-22 03:37:48 PM  
I moved to Huntspatch a year ago. Not so bad considering some of the other toilets I've swirled around in before. I understand,though, how some of the younger crowd can get bored easily and start playing with mold to pass the time. Don't worry kiddies, 21 comes soon enough. Then you too can taste the fine products of the Jack Daniels Distillery just a few minutes north in Tenn!
 
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