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(The Morning Call)   You flip 16 tons, what do you get, 5000 evacuated and one hell of a mess. Rt. 33 is closed so you can't go, guess he won't swerve to miss deer no more   (mcall.com) divider line
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2009-03-21 02:15:52 PM  
Funny thing, when I drove thru there this morning at 5:45, it was open, save for one lane southbound. Lotsa lights though.
 
2009-03-21 02:44:31 PM  
Guess the truck driver was driving one morning when the sun didn't shine.
 
2009-03-21 02:48:35 PM  
+1 Subby!
 
2009-03-21 03:22:23 PM  
So it wasn't 30,000 pounds of bananas?
 
2009-03-21 03:35:38 PM  

I_Am_Weasel: So it wasn't 30,000 pounds of bananas?


No, but that was the other direction I pondered taking the headline. I chose old-school over obscure.
 
2009-03-21 03:36:45 PM  
"Well, bless my soul!"
 
2009-03-21 03:58:04 PM  

Goimir: I chose old-school over obscure.


Is Harry Chapin really considered obscure?
 
ZAZ [TotalFark]
2009-03-21 05:53:02 PM  
Is Harry Chapin really considered obscure?

Moderately, these days. He's almost 30 years gone.
 
2009-03-21 05:55:38 PM  
Wow, what a catapult down memory lane that was. Well done Subby.
 
2009-03-21 05:55:45 PM  
Goddammit. If you're driving a big rig, you go through the deer. There's less damage that way.
 
2009-03-21 05:56:12 PM  

benlonghair: Goimir: I chose old-school over obscure.

Is Harry Chapin really considered obscure?


He's obscure to anyone under the age of 30, including me.
 
2009-03-21 06:01:45 PM  

Fuggin Bizzy: Goddammit. If you're driving a big rig, you go through the deer. There's less damage that way.


This.

It would be like hitting a beagle while driving a honda.
 
2009-03-21 06:02:02 PM  
*quiet applause*
 
2009-03-21 06:02:39 PM  
Are you young whippersnappers implying I'm old!?

I'd do something about it, but the afghan is twisted around the rocking chair and I can't move.
 
2009-03-21 06:05:41 PM  
Soooome ... people say a Admin is made outta mud
A Farker's made outta muscle and blood
Muscle and blood NFSW bones
A mind that's a-weak and a back that's bowed

You load sixteen pages, what do you get
Another link older and deeper in debt
Saint Curtis don't you call me 'cause I can't go
I owe my soul to the Snorg T store
 
2009-03-21 06:06:31 PM  
Oh, and +1, subby
 
2009-03-21 06:08:24 PM  

Mr_Master2: benlonghair: Goimir: I chose old-school over obscure.

Is Harry Chapin really considered obscure?

He's obscure to anyone under the age of 30, including me.


Not quite sir. Under 30, 24 in fact, know full well who Harry Chapin is.

/Had no control over any musical device until I got my license.
//By then it was too late.
///Had Billy Joel followed up by Dr. Dre and Em two minutes ago on Pandora.
 
2009-03-21 06:09:16 PM  
If ya see me driving you'd better move aside
A lot of deer didn't and a lot of deer died
Tires made with rubber and belted with steel
If the front ones don't hit ya then the back ones will

/still not as good as the headline, though
 
2009-03-21 06:10:15 PM  
Obviously just cover for a zombie outbreak.

Or aliens.
 
2009-03-21 06:10:47 PM  
You flip 16 tons and what do you get?
Another year older and
deeper in debt.
 
2009-03-21 06:11:01 PM  
never swerve,,,,never!! watch em fly,,,
 
2009-03-21 06:12:46 PM  

JimmyCarter'sSecondTerm: Fuggin Bizzy: Goddammit. If you're driving a big rig, you go through the deer. There's less damage that way.

This.

It would be like hitting a beagle while driving a honda.


Hitting a beagle with peanut butter all over his chops?....named Toby?
 
2009-03-21 06:13:29 PM  
Well i WAS going to come in here to snark about a nanny state over-reaction, but HF really is a scary mofo. Getting a splash of the aqueous variety on you is not a pretty way to die.

I will, however, ask how that community sustains itself. There is a slideshow on the site filled with pictures of 400 year old residents packed into a gym for the evacuation; it's like a social security black hole.
 
2009-03-21 06:14:30 PM  
Good effort, subby, but the meter was a little bit off and you didn't capture any of the redneck flavor because you didn't use any colloquialisms.

Still, it gets a 9.5 from the East German judge.
 
2009-03-21 06:15:55 PM  
I'm no chemist, but is a quart of hydrofluoric acid dangerous enough for 5000 people to be evacuated?
 
2009-03-21 06:16:39 PM  

benlonghair: Goimir: I chose old-school over obscure.

Is Harry Chapin really considered obscure?


"Harry...it sucks."
 
2009-03-21 06:22:04 PM  
My drivers ED Teacher would hit you in the back of the head if you even looked like you would swerve. He said slow down if you can , If not center them up. He had 2 girls that he had taught die in a wreck when they swerved to miss a dog.
 
2009-03-21 06:30:08 PM  
Yep...NEVER swerve unless it's a human. That's not to say not to steer around them if you can, but only if it is totally controlled. Coworker of mine was killed when she swerved at the last instant to try to avoid running over a farking snake (another coworker survived, so we knew exactly what happened) and rolled the car.

Now, you Corvette guys need to modify that advice. A deer in the front seat with you will kill you until dead... ;^)
 
2009-03-21 06:33:27 PM  

JimmyCarter'sSecondTerm: Fuggin Bizzy: Goddammit. If you're driving a big rig, you go through the deer. There's less damage that way.

This.

It would be like hitting a beagle while driving a honda.


fap?

/should I do it?
//hit the Add Comment button?
///Why the fark not.
 
2009-03-21 06:34:08 PM  
Russian_you: I'm no chemist, but is a quart of hydrofluoric acid dangerous enough for 5000 people to be evacuated?

Yes. The nastiest acid out there. Eats through glass and metal. Spill it on you and it will soak into your tissue until it gets to your bone -- then start dissolving that.
 
2009-03-21 06:35:03 PM  
Actually, I wish they'd make this a part of the driver's ed course/videos. You should not swerve for anything smaller than a cow.

Not sure if I'd swerve for a human. A child, for sure.
 
2009-03-21 06:35:46 PM  
And what's with this Harry Chapin bit?

Tennessee Ernie Ford would like a word with you.
 
2009-03-21 06:39:20 PM  

StoneColdAtheist: Yep...NEVER swerve unless it's a human.



What if it's Dick Cheney?

Or, wait...does he qualify as human?
 
2009-03-21 06:40:28 PM  
I swerved to miss a deer = I've been driving too many hours and I fell asleep.
 
ZAZ [TotalFark]
2009-03-21 06:45:12 PM  
A quart of it doesn't justify evacuating a large area. A potential spill of a truckload might.
 
2009-03-21 06:53:02 PM  
You're all missing the big picture...

There's a poll on that page for us to screw up!

StoneColdAtheist: Yep...NEVER swerve unless it's a human.

Sorry, I've seen what damage a deer can do to a car. I'll swerve and trust that my reflexes will keep me from wrecking, rather than purposely wrecking in order to avoid an accidental wreck.
 
2009-03-21 07:11:30 PM  
Hydrofluoric acid? Isn't that a component for Prozac?

You'd think exposure to that would make people very, very happy!

Before their lungs turned into swiss cheese, of course....
 
2009-03-21 07:16:13 PM  

Jgok: StoneColdAtheist: Yep...NEVER swerve unless it's a human.

Sorry, I've seen what damage a deer can do to a car. I'll swerve and trust that my reflexes will keep me from wrecking, rather than purposely wrecking in order to avoid an accidental wreck.


Yeah, I've seen it too. Do what you need to, but for most people a violent swerve to miss a small animal the risks outweigh the benefits. Large animals are more problematic, especially with low or sub-compact cars.

YMMV
 
2009-03-21 07:19:56 PM  
If it's a choice between hitting a deer and swerving into a tree, hit the one which ISN'T anchored to the ground by several feet of roots.

Deer will generally bounce (or fly) away (depending on F = MA), but an oak tree ain't going nowhere!
 
2009-03-21 07:20:48 PM  
I've hit 13 deer in 3.5 years driving truck in MI
 
2009-03-21 07:23:55 PM  

Juniper Jupiter: Hydrofluoric acid? Isn't that a component for Prozac?


Prozac's tradename is Fluoxetine and the active molecule contains an aromatic trifluoromethyl group. They really have nothing in common other than presence of flourine; the flouride of hydroflouric acid behaves vastly different than the organic triflourotolyl in prozac.
 
2009-03-21 07:25:43 PM  

Fuggin Bizzy: Goddammit. If you're anyone driving a big rig, you go through the deer. There's less damage that way.


I lived in Iowa for five years. More people are killed from swerving and hitting other cars, ditches, telephone poles, then from deer. Go straight and hope the deer dodges you.

Cars are so quiet now, that you should probably give your horn a honk going around blind curves. One some highways, that means doing it every 30-60 seconds. People laugh but I've never hit a deer.
 
2009-03-21 07:27:21 PM  
Ummm, where's the love for Merle Travis?

;)
 
hng
2009-03-21 07:27:47 PM  

Jgok: You're all missing the big picture...

There's a poll on that page for us to screw up!

StoneColdAtheist: Yep...NEVER swerve unless it's a human.

Sorry, I've seen what damage a deer can do to a car. I'll swerve and trust that my reflexes will keep me from wrecking, rather than purposely wrecking in order to avoid an accidental wreck.


hit the deer. The insurance adjuster will see the hair, and your claim will be taken care of quickly with no change to your rates.

swerve to "avoid a deer"... rates go up, you might be personally on the hook to replace the utility pole or guide rail.
 
2009-03-21 07:29:10 PM  
Doe!
 
2009-03-21 07:30:36 PM  
vicejay, subby: Good show.
 
2009-03-21 07:33:10 PM  

nuclear_asshat: More people are killed from swerving and hitting other cars, ditches, telephone poles, then from deer.


Killed by an off road hazard and then killed again by a deer? That's a terrible way to go (twice)...
 
2009-03-21 07:34:56 PM  

LeroyBourne: JimmyCarter'sSecondTerm: Fuggin Bizzy: Goddammit. If you're driving a big rig, you go through the deer. There's less damage that way.

This.

It would be like hitting a beagle while driving a honda.

Hitting a beagle with peanut butter all over his chops?....named Toby?


damn you.
 
2009-03-21 07:37:06 PM  
Hydrofluoric acid is nothing to mess with. It's extremely toxic and frankly if the tank ruptured it would be all over the news.

/thankful that the tank did not rupture
 
2009-03-21 07:39:58 PM  
Well played, subby
 
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