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(Orlando Sentinel)   Uncapped drainage well forms cool man-made geyser when it rains hard - Old Whenever. With pic   (orlandosentinel.com) divider line 37
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2002-12-28 06:41:39 PM
heh
 
2002-12-28 06:42:46 PM
Hooray for Florida!
 
2002-12-28 06:42:58 PM
I got a geyser for ya
 
2002-12-28 06:44:41 PM
yeah...MY eruptions reach 40 ft.
 
2002-12-28 06:45:20 PM
So That's actually just a leaky sewer? eeeewww.
 
2002-12-28 06:46:06 PM
poor headline.
 
2002-12-28 06:46:38 PM
ok.
 
2002-12-28 06:47:12 PM
"Maybe this should be the new tourist attraction for Belle Isle," said Richard Lott, a manager in the Florida Department of Environmental Protection's Orlando office. "You'd have to get some good name for it for people to come see it."

First, the name "Lott" should bring the NAACP, KKK and Republicans in droves. Then yelling "Thar she blows" will bring the Democrats because they'll think it's Bill and Monica.
 
2002-12-28 06:47:35 PM
Yoshiatoshi Yeah, but these eruptions don't involve porno.
 
2002-12-28 06:49:01 PM
"Since these gushes come on an unpredictable schedule "

Entire thread turns to sex talk in 3, 2, 1...
 
2002-12-28 06:49:46 PM
Dick Lott... Sounds like a used pleasure-device store.
 
2002-12-28 06:51:57 PM
There she blows!

Watch for falling liquids.
 
2002-12-28 06:52:26 PM
Heh....nevermind.
 
2002-12-28 06:53:11 PM
The roar can be heard throughout the neighborhood...

So maybe Dick Cheney has this problem at his house:

"Nothing to see here folks- it's only an explosive sewer geyser, nothing nefarious going on here.

This is not the bunker you are looking for. Move along..."
 
2002-12-28 07:00:39 PM
That just wasted a couple minutes of my life I'll never get back. Thanks.
 
2002-12-28 07:01:39 PM
You're supposed to ask for them back, but mention that you'll probably just waste them anyway.

/Hans reference
 
2002-12-28 07:03:49 PM
Even people who spend their lives studying drainage and water haven't seen such spouts.

"I had done a master's thesis on drainage wells, and I'd heard about them blowing manhole covers up in the air," said Lott, whose thesis adviser was Wanielista. "I'd never seen it, though."


I feel so much better about the choices I made in life now. I realize that there are far worse things I could have done... like pursue a master's degree in blowing up manhole covers.
 
2002-12-28 07:05:53 PM
actually, that sounds like a pretty good idea...
 
2002-12-28 07:08:19 PM
Ew, raw sewage!
 
2002-12-28 07:13:18 PM
I'd like to wait in there til the thing blows, and get shot out like a cannon. Although I like the my idea involving the old article about the old ski jump, where I ski down it with a parasailing chute on. Anyway.
 
2002-12-28 07:16:39 PM
 
2002-12-28 07:23:18 PM
Perhaps they could solve the problem by dumping a few 55 gallon barrels of "BEANO" down the hole.

I don't guess it would matter any to point out the difference between a storm sewer and a sanitary sewer, would it?
 
2002-12-28 07:28:56 PM
Which Florida Farker will
post some real video?
 
2002-12-28 07:29:39 PM
I don't guess it would matter any to point out the difference between a storm sewer and a sanitary sewer, would it?

Probably not.
 
2002-12-28 07:29:43 PM
You know when your planet is getting old when it needs a colostomy bag.
 
2002-12-28 07:30:12 PM
Hmmm, this is Florida were talking about here.
 
2002-12-28 07:31:36 PM
Unfortunately, It's all just a sewer to these people and not art that the beauty of the Earth and Man together have made.

/sarcasm
 
2002-12-28 07:39:18 PM
Not the only thing in Florida that blows.
 
2002-12-28 07:40:06 PM
bah filters..
 
2002-12-28 07:40:31 PM
If I lived in Florida, I would fill that hole with 9 or 10 bottles of dish detergent and give all the gawkers a nice bath.

Young_Fart, you are one nasty little hamster!
 
2002-12-28 07:57:33 PM
Water shoots out of the ground and FARK is there to comment about it.......

*yawn*
 
2002-12-28 10:52:41 PM
"Carlsbad Canyon"
"Niagara Falls"
"Mt. Rushmore"
"Old drainage well"

♪ "One of these things is not like the other..." ♪
 
2002-12-28 11:07:05 PM
MaliFinn, "Carlsbad Canyon" ... shouldn't that be "Carlsbad Canvern"?
 
2002-12-28 11:17:37 PM
cavern ... I can't type
 
2002-12-28 11:24:03 PM
Mmm. Yup. :)
 
2002-12-29 12:29:22 AM
Guy: "OOoooOOoOOooOOoOoOOOoh!!! Here comes the geyser NOW!!!"

Girl: "Woooooow!!!"

/Trojan commercial
 
2002-12-29 11:52:03 PM
You should see what happens when you top shelf the crapper at someone's house.
 
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