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(Daily Mail)   Not news: $260,000 Aston Martin demolished during James Bond shooting. Fark: By a technician who ran it off the road into a lake while driving to the set   (dailymail.co.uk) divider line 80
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2008-04-19 05:54:34 PM  
I'm sure he won't lose his job or anything
 
2008-04-19 05:57:02 PM  
I would like to know what was in the CD player at the time of the accident. This sounds like a case of someone taking a private moment to live out a childhood dream of being a badass.
 
2008-04-19 05:57:40 PM  
styckx: I'm sure he won't lose his job or anything

He'll be lucky if they don't liquidate him. After all, this is a James Bond production.
 
2008-04-19 06:01:37 PM  
They probably accidentally mounted the oil slick machine to the FRONT of the car.
 
2008-04-19 06:03:55 PM  
i210.photobucket.com
 
2008-04-19 06:05:31 PM  
So sad to see such a beauty beat up.
 
2008-04-19 06:05:41 PM  
Once in a lifetime opportunities for irresponsibility like that don't come along every day, and you know you would have done the same thing.
 
2008-04-19 06:08:03 PM  
This could have been avoided with an sQuba

www.mobilemag.com
(new window)
 
2008-04-19 06:50:43 PM  
CAREENED. The supercar careened off the road.
 
2008-04-19 06:57:58 PM  
What are the irony police decision on this FTA:

Ironically, the DBS was due to take part in filming by the lake today in a scene where Daniel Craig roars away from the scene of a fireball crash - and a truck ends up in the water.
 
2008-04-19 06:58:30 PM  
baorao
I would like to know what was in the CD player at the time of the accident. This sounds like a case of someone taking a private moment to live out a childhood dream of being a badass.

I crashed my bike into an SUV yesterday. It was a minor accident and I bounced off the SUV with only bruises and a busted wheel. and a dent to the SUV from my helmet, hehe.

Why did this happen? Neither me nor the driver was paying attention. I don't know what the driver was thinking, but I was deep in a reverie about Firefly. Specifically, "Our Mrs. Reynolds" where Shepherd Book is telling Malcolm Reynolds about the "special hell." One minute I'm thinking about how funny that was and the next minute I'm on the pavement under my bike.

i154.photobucket.com
A . . . special hell.

Maybe the drive of the Aston Martin was similarly thinking of a funny joke, I dunno.
 
2008-04-19 06:59:45 PM  
29 years old seems a bit young to be given that responsibility.
 
2008-04-19 07:05:25 PM  
FTA:"He is OK. But he is certainly not a stuntman - he is an engineer."


As an engineer, I am definitely getting a kick, etc etc

Hell, I might've done the same thing given that responsibility.
 
2008-04-19 07:09:20 PM  
ethics-gradient: 29 years old seems a bit young to be given that responsibility.

???

/gets off ethics-gradient's lawn
 
2008-04-19 07:10:17 PM  
With a car that gorgeous, The Stig should be driving at all times.
 
2008-04-19 07:12:18 PM  
Q's not going to like that!
 
2008-04-19 07:15:51 PM  
"He is OK. But he is certainly not a stuntman - he is an engineer."

Sounds almost like a Dr. Mccoyism...

"I'm a Doctor, not a stuntman"

/or a moon shuttle conductor
 
2008-04-19 07:16:02 PM  
perfect pour: With a car that gorgeous, The Stig should be driving at all times.

Some say his choice of audio during lap tests contains secret messages from MI-6,
and that he once beat George Lazenby in a ham-eating contest...
 
2008-04-19 07:16:16 PM  
BizarreRecords: They probably accidentally mounted the oil slick machine to the FRONT of the car.

Win!
 
2008-04-19 07:16:28 PM  
They should have filmed it being lifted out of the water... by Q.
(Thanks RP!)
 
2008-04-19 07:17:44 PM  
A James Bond car that can't travel underwater?
That a fail.

i177.photobucket.com
 
2008-04-19 07:20:15 PM  
UNC_Samurai: perfect pour: With a car that gorgeous, The Stig should be driving at all times.

Some say his choice of audio during lap tests contains secret messages from MI-6,
and that he once beat George Lazenby in a ham-eating contest...


Pure win.
 
2008-04-19 07:23:34 PM  
www.pbfcomics.com
 
2008-04-19 07:28:31 PM  
Last night, Mr Dunn's girlfriend Rachel Andrews said: "He is OK. But he is certainly not a stuntman - he is unemployed."


/
 
2008-04-19 07:30:28 PM  
So when does he start his new job destroying vehicles for Top Gear?
 
2008-04-19 07:34:21 PM  
ethics-gradient: 29 years old seems a bit young to be given that responsibility.

I imagine that's somewhere near or above the average age of the behind-the-scenes techies on most movie sets.
 
2008-04-19 07:34:29 PM  
www.bbc.co.uk

Does not approve.
 
2008-04-19 07:34:38 PM  
tenhigh: CAREEN

I'd say career fits better than careen in this particular case.

The car looks to have held up pretty well. Looks like a good safe car, if one is inclined to run it into things. Definitely a bad career move to drive it into water, though.
 
2008-04-19 07:35:13 PM  
Was the engineer Bonded, let's hope so.
 
2008-04-19 07:35:27 PM  
No article that I have ever read on Fark more appropriately deserves the "FAIL" moniker.
 
2008-04-19 07:38:34 PM  
Does responsibility increase as a function of age?
 
2008-04-19 07:41:03 PM  
FarkinNorthener/gets off ethics-gradient's law
Fair comment, but events bear me out I think.
Curchill2004I imagine that's somewhere near or above the average age of the behind-the-scenes techies on most movie sets.
True, but I think this particular monkey was employed by the Aston factory.
 
2008-04-19 07:42:12 PM  
www.unisrv.net

Q: Now I want you to take good care of this equipment.
Bond: Have I ever let you down, Q?
Q: Frequently!
 
2008-04-19 07:47:42 PM  
Lake, big lake!

Not quite the same scene, but good in a pinch

pointlessbanter.net
 
2008-04-19 07:57:38 PM  
I'm a dude, and I wish I were that farking good looking.

img.dailymail.co.uk
 
2008-04-19 08:01:13 PM  
andrew131: I'm a dude, and I wish I were that farking good looking.

BOBFOC, IMHO.

/dude, ghey
//nttawwt
 
2008-04-19 08:02:17 PM  
What's your name again? Stuntman Mike.
 
2008-04-19 08:06:53 PM  
andrew131: I'm a dude, and I wish I were that farking good looking.

Girls want him, and guys want to be him!

/I don't disagree one bit!
 
2008-04-19 08:11:36 PM  
turkey_baster: andrew131: guys want to be him!

Except for the nut-smashing scene in Casino Royale... *cringe*
 
2008-04-19 08:13:20 PM  
Should have done this instead:
i231.photobucket.com
 
2008-04-19 08:17:31 PM  
ethics-gradient: 29 years old seems a bit young to be given that responsibility.

Not true at all. My dad just bought an AM few weeks ago, and even though I'm younger than this technician, he trusts me enough to let me drive it. Responsibility is dependent on the individual, not his/her age.
 
2008-04-19 08:17:50 PM  
LoonieCobber: Q: Now I want you to take good care of this equipment.
Bond: Have I ever let you down, Q?
Q: Frequently!


THIS!
 
2008-04-19 08:22:48 PM  
I don't know about the rest of you but I still remember cringing when they wrecked the Aston Martin replica in Casino Royal.
Such a beautiful car....

Sob....
 
2008-04-19 08:27:46 PM  
Mrs. Leverlilly: You've ruined that car!

Clouseau: What is the price of one automobile compared to the terrible crime that's been committed here?

Mrs. Leverlilly: But that's a $260,000 Aston Martin!

Clouseau: Not anymore!
 
2008-04-19 08:29:14 PM  
camarugala: yup. When they scratched the Mustang in Gone in 60 Seconds, I didn't care if some of it was real or CGI'd. Fark, it was painful to watch.
 
2008-04-19 08:31:20 PM  
camarugala: I still remember cringing when they wrecked the Aston Martin replica in Casino Royal.

Define 'replica'. All three cars were very much real Astons, not the bitsas of Die Another Day's chase.
 
2008-04-19 08:31:49 PM  
Meh.....just an Aston Martin. They have not been teh real deal since Ford took over.


At least is was not a Ferrari.
 
2008-04-19 08:34:44 PM  
GratuityIncludedDoes responsibility increase as a function of age?
SvenskResponsibility is dependent on the individual, not his/her age.

Responsibility does tend to increase with age, as does a tendency to think "what could go wrong here", "Was this road designed by Italians", "What if a large bus appears around the next corner? What's my plan for that?" and last but not least "How would negative camber affect my mortality at high speed?"

/Truck driver
//Car drivers don't know shiat
///That goes double for young, male ones.
 
2008-04-19 08:39:43 PM  
Not impressed...
lh4.ggpht.com
 
2008-04-19 08:42:05 PM  
The scariest part to me is the fact that $260,000 is now 130,000 pounds. Maybe we ought to have Bond investigate why that is the case these days. Then again the plots for the Bond movies all involve a global network of mysterious businessmen with heavy government contacts including the CIA...
 
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