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(Reuters)   Truck spills oil. Looters gather. Darwin claims 50   (newsdaily.com) divider line 152
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2009-01-31 04:22:10 PM
That wasn't too slick of them.
 
2009-01-31 04:24:27 PM
TeddyRooseveltsMustache: That wasn't too slick of them.

Yeah, oil bet they weren't expecting that to happen.
 
2009-01-31 04:26:24 PM
Subby could have written a more incendiary headline.
 
2009-01-31 04:38:16 PM
My life fades. The vision dims. All that remains are memories. I remember a time of chaos. Ruined dreams. This wasted land. But most of all, I remember The Road Warrior. The man we called "Max". To understand who he was, you have to go back to another time. When the world was powered by the black fuel. And the desert sprouted great cities of pipe and steel. Gone now, swept away. For reasons long forgotten, two mighty warrior tribes went to war and touched off a blaze which engulfed them all. Without fuel, they were nothing. They built a house of straw. The thundering machines sputtered and stopped. Their leaders talked and talked and talked. But nothing could stem the avalanche. Their world crumbled. The cities exploded. A whirlwind of looting, a firestorm of fear. Men began to feed on men. On the roads it was a white line nightmare. Only those mobile enough to scavenge, brutal enough to pillage would survive. The gangs took over the highways, ready to wage war for a tank of juice. And in this maelstrom of decay, ordinary men were battered and smashed. Men like Max. The warrior Max. In the roar of an engine, he lost everything. And became a shell of a man, a burnt out, desolate man, a man haunted by the demons of his past, a man who wandered out into the wasteland. And it was here, in this blighted place, that he learned to live again...
 
2009-01-31 04:38:44 PM
This kind of thing really gets me fired up.
 
2009-01-31 04:56:29 PM
I wonder if any of the women involved were hot.
 
2009-01-31 05:01:13 PM
I wonder if Obama's half brother got blazed.
 
2009-01-31 05:04:44 PM
Isn't it kind of crude to make puns about a tragic story like this?
 
2009-01-31 05:10:32 PM
ne2d: Isn't it kind of crude to make puns about a tragic story like this?

Are you kidding, do you know where you are? Oh, wait, never mind.

/way to 'ignite' some mis-placed rage, ne2d.
 
2009-01-31 05:15:56 PM
MsInterpreted: ne2d: Isn't it kind of crude to make puns about a tragic story like this?

Are you kidding, do you know where you are? Oh, wait, never mind.

/way to 'ignite' some mis-placed rage, ne2d.


oooooo...burn!
 
2009-01-31 05:26:22 PM
ne2d: Isn't it kind of crude to make puns about a tragic story like this?

Speaking of crude, there was quite a bit of crude oil involved here.
 
2009-01-31 05:35:08 PM
improper use of the SAD tag
darwin
plain and simple ....

the world is a better place now
50 tards are dead
and even if they left kids, they wont have any more ....
limiting their peeing in the gene pool
 
2009-01-31 05:36:06 PM
Weaver95: My life fades. The vision dims.

winner
close thread
 
2009-01-31 05:36:41 PM
Epsilon: I wonder if any of the women involved were hot.

washes spit off of monitor
thanks
 
2009-01-31 05:39:08 PM
Obviously, these weren't the runners of their country.
 
2009-01-31 05:39:38 PM
This isn't good news for...Obama's ancestry nation
 
2009-01-31 05:40:46 PM
namatad: the world is a better place now
50 tards are dead


Or desperately impoverished...either way, they're losers, huh?

/what a flaming ass...
 
2009-01-31 06:03:42 PM
Africa - The Florida of the World.
 
2009-01-31 06:30:39 PM
FTFA: Rescuers said someone may have accidentally dropped a cigarette

I actually saw someone do this. A oil or gas tanker truck overturned at a roundabout (traffic circle) in Italy. people gathered around, and at least one guy lit up a smoke.

I left hurriedly.

<Romero>People are morons</Romero>
 
2009-01-31 06:31:29 PM
MsInterpreted: Are you kidding, do you know where you are?

No need to start a flamewar!
 
2009-01-31 06:41:24 PM
bigpeeler: Africa - The Florida of the World.

I shouldn't laugh at that but I will.
 
2009-01-31 06:41:32 PM
You wouldn't be able to see the looters in all that oil to begin with.
 
2009-01-31 06:41:50 PM
Two days ago I saw a rig that would haul that tanker...
 
2009-01-31 06:42:24 PM
Came here for Mad Max tanker pics, disappointed.
 
2009-01-31 06:42:36 PM
Darwin tag now please kkthx
 
2009-01-31 06:45:01 PM
"...crowded round..."
 
2009-01-31 06:45:21 PM
I swear I read that as Lobsters gather
 
2009-01-31 06:45:45 PM
Wait a minute ? They have cars in Africa ? I thought they all just ran everywhere.
 
2009-01-31 06:46:05 PM
LOL this happens so often, I can't help but laugh when it does, anymore.
 
2009-01-31 06:46:17 PM
Rescuers said someone may have accidentally dropped a cigarette

Darwin Award x 50.

Also:

www.davidjanes.com

/hot like a hot male model
 
2009-01-31 06:46:45 PM
And-1: FTFA: Rescuers said someone may have accidentally dropped a cigarette

I actually saw someone do this. A oil or gas tanker truck overturned at a roundabout (traffic circle) in Italy. people gathered around, and at least one guy lit up a smoke.

I left hurriedly.

<Romero>People are morons</Romero>


So, I was a gas station attendant as my first job. I was filling someones propane tank. Asshole decided he wanted a smoke, right next to me. I went off on him. He complained to my boss. My boss told him to STFU.

/only time my boss wasn't a dick to me
//people are dumb
 
2009-01-31 06:47:06 PM
I'd bet there are engineers in the military looking at this story and trying to figure out how to weaponize it. 50 dead and 80+ injured? That's damned effective.
 
2009-01-31 06:47:13 PM
Those Kenyans are so smart.

I thought they could all run really fast.

thestar.com.my
 
2009-01-31 06:47:44 PM
i245.photobucket.com
 
2009-01-31 06:48:48 PM
Who else is fired up for the Super Bowl?
 
2009-01-31 06:50:13 PM
Lionel Mandrake: namatad: the world is a better place now
50 tards are dead

Or desperately impoverished...either way, they're losers, huh?

/what a flaming ass...


"Desparately impoverished" doesn't have to overlap with "breathtakingly idiotic". It just happened to in this case.

Venn Diagram = (poor (50) stupid)
 
2009-01-31 06:50:35 PM
More proof that cigarettes kill.
 
2009-01-31 06:51:18 PM
GoodasGold: Who else is fired up for the Super Bowl?

Those 50 people are
 
2009-01-31 06:54:04 PM
FTFA: Rescuers said someone may have accidentally dropped a cigarette.

Cigarettes can start oil on fire? I know cigarettes can't start gasoline on fire but then again, gas =/= unrefined oil
 
2009-01-31 06:55:22 PM
Kill it! Kill it with... oh... I see. Well, good job then.
 
2009-01-31 06:55:29 PM
tbyte: More proof that cigarettes STUPIDITY kills.

FTFY
 
2009-01-31 06:56:59 PM
No way this was sad. The world is a better place today. Need a much bigger spill.
 
2009-01-31 06:57:02 PM
Epsilon: ne2d: Isn't it kind of crude to make puns about a tragic story like this?

Speaking of crude, there was quite a bit of crude oil involved here.


Yeah, that was kind of the point of my joke.
 
2009-01-31 06:57:04 PM
No blood for oil! Cauterize!
 
2009-01-31 06:58:03 PM
Lorry, petrol, jerrycans! Ah, those Brits have the most cheery vernacular, what what.

/oh, yeah, those poor bastards
//now leaving purgatory, liking the warmth deeper down
 
2009-01-31 06:59:43 PM
Build a fire for a man and he'll be warm for the night.
Set a man on fire and he'll be warm for the rest of his life.

/don't know who said that
 
2009-01-31 07:00:14 PM
Dirty Hot Linker: FTFA: Rescuers said someone may have accidentally dropped a cigarette.

Cigarettes can start oil on fire? I know cigarettes can't start gasoline on fire but then again, gas =/= unrefined oil


Are you sure about that? (new window).
 
2009-01-31 07:00:53 PM
Epsilon: ne2d: Isn't it kind of crude to make puns about a tragic story like this?

Speaking of crude, there was quite a bit of crude oil involved here.


Yes, Ted...that was the joke.
 
2009-01-31 07:03:09 PM
Petroleum? Damn near killed 'em!
 
2009-01-31 07:04:54 PM
thereadlines: Are you sure about that? (new window).

Of course I am. Did I say "lit cigarette?"
 
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