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(STV.tv)   Guess how many balls are in the car? Just open the door and spill them around the shopping centre to count 'em, thinks kid. With balls-up video   (news.stv.tv) divider line 61
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zz9
2011-03-15 11:36:31 AM
So how many were lost? What figure are they going to use to pick the winner? How many balls were in the car at first? Or now? What if you entered the competition before and got the (then) correct answer but you didn't win because they used the new figure?

If only there was some way of stopping people from being able to open a car door from outside. Some sort of "lock" type of think. Maybe with some sort of "key" device to activate it? If only such technology existed....
 
2011-03-15 12:38:55 PM
Thats really funny. Quick thinking kid!
 
2011-03-15 12:50:40 PM
imgs.xkcd.com
 
2011-03-15 01:25:22 PM
"Measures have been taken to stop this from happening again" ...such as... oh, I dunno... locking the farking doors maybe? DUH!
 
2011-03-15 01:25:41 PM
centre. lol. bonnet. organisers. You're killing me.
 
2011-03-15 01:25:57 PM
I was incredibly disappointed by the "spill". Where's BP when you need them?
 
2011-03-15 01:27:01 PM
It says "Poundland"

/huh huh huh huh huh
 
2011-03-15 01:27:17 PM
FTFA:

By that time, the lever to open the bonnet and reconnect the battery was buried deep in the car under all the play pool balls so the decision was made to tape up the door handle to secure it.


Why wouldn't you just...I don't know...manually lock it? Perhaps with a key of some sort...
 
2011-03-15 01:27:42 PM
I had two in my car this morning on the way in to work....just sayin
 
2011-03-15 01:29:03 PM
That was a failure of minor proportion.
 
2011-03-15 01:31:07 PM
"The balls just kept coming"
 
2011-03-15 01:31:29 PM
I laughed out loud at "Poundland"
 
2011-03-15 01:32:04 PM
Fenton Crackshell would know.
 
2011-03-15 01:32:24 PM

StupidFly: "The balls just kept coming"


www.bbc.co.uk

(now without img failure)
 
2011-03-15 01:32:40 PM
Bollocks.
 
2011-03-15 01:34:35 PM
I'll just leave this here:

i.imgur.com
 
2011-03-15 01:35:15 PM

Honest Bender: Fenton Crackshell would know.


Excellent.
 
2011-03-15 01:35:29 PM
<farnsworth voice>
"No Fair! You changed the outcome by measuring it!"
</farnsworth voice>
 
2011-03-15 01:38:25 PM
Look at all the pretty Scots.
 
2011-03-15 01:39:40 PM
"The car battery was disconnected to comply with health and safety requirements. It wasn't until the car had been filled with balls that we discovered that the passenger's door hadn't been locked.

"By that time, the lever to open the bonnet and reconnect the battery was buried deep in the car under all the play pool balls so the decision was made to tape up the door handle to secure it. We didn't think for one minute that anyone would try to open the car - but then children can never fail to surprise."


And you needed the battery connected to lock the door why? Lose the key too? Dumbasses.

Reminds me of this one time at my old store, this chick came in in hysterics that she was locked out of her car and needed a new battery for her keyfob. We didnt have the battery and she started crying because he purse and phone were in her car and she only had her keys.

Yes. She had her keys. The battery on her remote was just dead.

I told her to just use the key, she sorta had a weak ah-ha moment, but i think she was too stupid to be embarrassed about being so stupid...
 
2011-03-15 01:43:17 PM
Good thing no shoppers slipped on anything that fell out of the car. Otherwise...

www.forkparty.com
 
2011-03-15 01:45:02 PM

Cyno01: And you needed the battery connected to lock the door why? Lose the key too? Dumbasses.

Reminds me of this one time at my old store, this chick came in in hysterics that she was locked out of her car and needed a new battery for her keyfob. We didnt have the battery and she started crying because he purse and phone were in her car and she only had her keys.

Yes. She had her keys. The battery on her remote was just dead.

I told her to just use the key, she sorta had a weak ah-ha moment, but i think she was too stupid to be embarrassed about being so stupid...


On some modern cars, the passenger side door does not have a keyhole. The only door on the car with a keyhole is the driver's side door. This might have been the case.
 
2011-03-15 01:45:10 PM
After watching all the Japan coverage, this is a nice change.

Nice find Subby
 
2011-03-15 01:47:53 PM

zz9: If only there was some way of stopping people from being able to open a car door from outside. Some sort of "lock" type of think. Maybe with some sort of "key" device to activate it? If only such technology existed....



That's what I was thinking... Just use the frakking KEY
 
2011-03-15 01:47:54 PM
Kids suck.
 
2011-03-15 01:49:15 PM

Cyno01: And you needed the battery connected to lock the door why? Lose the key too? Dumbasses.

Reminds me of this one time at my old store, this chick came in in hysterics that she was locked out of her car and needed a new battery for her keyfob. We didnt have the battery and she started crying because he purse and phone were in her car and she only had her keys.

Yes. She had her keys. The battery on her remote was just dead.

I told her to just use the key, she sorta had a weak ah-ha moment, but i think she was too stupid to be embarrassed about being so stupid...


Haha. Who knew? Key illiteracy is a real problem in today's world. I recently felt the kind of disdain you feel for these key morons towards myself. I was reading a book, a paperback, and at one point instead of moving my eyes down the page I reached up and rubbed the page as if it was a touchpad and I could scroll the text.

I tell ya, technology is unlearnin' us in many wayses.
 
2011-03-15 01:51:03 PM
Cyno01
And you needed the battery connected to lock the door why? Lose the key too? Dumbasses.

Most cars now days don't even have key locks on the passenger side doors anymore, so you either have to reach across to manually push the lock rod/switch, or you have to hit it with the power door locks. No battery means no power, no external key lock means you can't lock it with a key, and you can't just reach over since somebody filled the whole car up with balls. And remember since this is the land down under they put the steering wheel on the wrong side of the car, so we're actually looking at the passenger side.

Now having said that I love that at the end of the article they said they put some tape on the door handle to keep this from happening again. So even though they had the door open they STILL didn't lock the damn thing! Now THAT is farking dumb!
 
2011-03-15 01:57:03 PM
In the video the door was only open for a fraction of a second and barely any balls spilled out. So... whats the problem?

Also. would have been far funnier if the balls were blue.

The blue balls just kept coming!
 
2011-03-15 01:57:16 PM
CTRL + F balls deep.

/come on, you guys.
//come on.
 
2011-03-15 01:57:26 PM
"Thousands of balls" in Scotland is apparently about equivalent to "50 or so"
 
2011-03-15 02:03:10 PM
FTA:
We didn't think for one minute that anyone would try to open the car - but then children can never fail to surprise

The little shiatz are full of surprises.
 
2011-03-15 02:03:16 PM

fuhfuhfuh: On some modern cars, the passenger side door does not have a keyhole. The only door on the car with a keyhole is the driver's side door. This might have been the case.


Claude Ballse: Most cars now days don't even have key locks on the passenger side doors anymore...


Did not know this. I dont regularly drive anything newer than an '01, so i never noticed. Thats dumb.
 
2011-03-15 02:04:06 PM
HI would you like to enable 42 scripts from various sites to watch a video we stole from youtube?
K thanks.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5CGxTV9Nq4o
 
2011-03-15 02:04:30 PM
"The car battery was disconnected to comply with health and safety requirements. It wasn't until the car had been filled with balls that we discovered that the passenger's door hadn't been locked.

They disconnected the battery then took out their balls? It's much more fun the other way.
 
2011-03-15 02:05:03 PM

fuhfuhfuh: Cyno01: And you needed the battery connected to lock the door why? Lose the key too? Dumbasses.

Reminds me of this one time at my old store, this chick came in in hysterics that she was locked out of her car and needed a new battery for her keyfob. We didnt have the battery and she started crying because he purse and phone were in her car and she only had her keys.

Yes. She had her keys. The battery on her remote was just dead.

I told her to just use the key, she sorta had a weak ah-ha moment, but i think she was too stupid to be embarrassed about being so stupid...

On some modern cars, the passenger side door does not have a keyhole. The only door on the car with a keyhole is the driver's side door. This might have been the case.


yeah but IF she was driving, one would hope her usual method of entry is the drivers door.
 
2011-03-15 02:11:53 PM

kvinesknows: fuhfuhfuh: On some modern cars, the passenger side door does not have a keyhole. The only door on the car with a keyhole is the driver's side door. This might have been the case.

yeah but IF she was driving, one would hope her usual method of entry is the drivers door.


But the British sit in the passenger seat to drive anyway...
 
2011-03-15 02:33:58 PM
as my wife would say: "that's a boy".
 
2011-03-15 02:40:30 PM
"The car battery was disconnected to comply with health and safety requirements"

So..like what health and safety officer is going to check on that.. and how?
 
2011-03-15 02:56:02 PM
FTA: The boy, believed to be around seven years old,

Seven? No way the kid in that video was seven. Four, maybe. Not seven.

Unless he was small for his age. Really small.
 
2011-03-15 03:05:18 PM
if there were only some kind of mechanism that could be implemented in situations like this that would limit access to the inside of the car to only 1 or 2 people who possessed some sort of "key" or something that had the ability to "lock" and "unlock" the door holding the balls in..
 
2011-03-15 03:06:57 PM

dalovindj: Cyno01: And you needed the battery connected to lock the door why? Lose the key too? Dumbasses.

Reminds me of this one time at my old store, this chick came in in hysterics that she was locked out of her car and needed a new battery for her keyfob. We didnt have the battery and she started crying because he purse and phone were in her car and she only had her keys.

Yes. She had her keys. The battery on her remote was just dead.

I told her to just use the key, she sorta had a weak ah-ha moment, but i think she was too stupid to be embarrassed about being so stupid...

Haha. Who knew? Key illiteracy is a real problem in today's world. I recently felt the kind of disdain you feel for these key morons towards myself. I was reading a book, a paperback, and at one point instead of moving my eyes down the page I reached up and rubbed the page as if it was a touchpad and I could scroll the text.

I tell ya, technology is unlearnin' us in many wayses.


The new Corvettes don't have keyholes on the doors. When your battery goes, and they always go on Vettes, you have to open the trunk with a special key. then you pull a wire that opens the drivers door. That is on the Vette though. I am sure that car had a key hole on the drivers door.
 
2011-03-15 03:07:38 PM

LOGICAL_PSYCHO: HI would you like to enable 42 scripts from various sites to watch a video we stole from youtube?
K thanks.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5CGxTV9Nq4o


More like 2 scrips
 
2011-03-15 03:50:32 PM

hailin: FTFA:

By that time, the lever to open the bonnet and reconnect the battery was buried deep in the car under all the play pool balls so the decision was made to tape up the door handle to secure it.

Why wouldn't you just...I don't know...manually lock it? Perhaps with a key of some sort...


You mean with the ignition key?

/sarcasm
 
2011-03-15 04:29:25 PM
Now they know how many balls it takes to fill the Albert Hall...
 
2011-03-15 04:38:50 PM
I love that Tripping Balls meme
 
2011-03-15 04:52:23 PM

NationalHero: I love that Tripping Balls meme


enjoy (new window)
 
2011-03-15 04:58:18 PM
Siobhan looks like she might know her way around balls.
 
2011-03-15 05:02:59 PM
Either I've got a hair trigger sense of humor or those are really funny. Thanks robbiexOr!
 
2011-03-15 05:42:48 PM
And what the fark were they going to do after the contest was over?

That's right, the same farking thing the kid did, but without witnesses.
 
2011-03-15 05:52:03 PM

Arcturus72: And what the fark were they going to do after the contest was over?

That's right, the same farking thing the kid did, but without witnesses.


Maybe they were going to use some hose to suck the balls out.
 
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