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(Hartford Courant)   Fire destroys iconic bell factory, taking quite a toll   (courant.com) divider line 15
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2012-05-28 03:43:47 PM  
A smoking skeleton is all that remains of the iconic Bevin Brothers Manufacturing Co. factory after a devastating fire ripped through the building late Saturday night.



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2012-05-28 04:25:22 PM  
If only it had some type of warning system to let them know about fires....a bell perhaps.
 
2012-05-28 05:09:12 PM  
My town makes it to Fark. I'm so...
So...
Uh...
 
2012-05-28 05:23:54 PM  
The Bevins Bell Fire has a nice ring to it ! I guess they gave themselves enough rope.
 
2012-05-28 05:35:52 PM  
"Slide shows aren't annoying enough, hey let's put advertisements in them!"
 
2012-05-28 05:44:45 PM  
That's quite a ding in the town's history :(
 
2012-05-28 06:50:08 PM  

Ruddy Bottom: My town makes it to Fark. I'm so...
So...
Uh...


Since you're from there, maybe you can tell me why East Hampton is so far to the west of Hampton...

/Never understood that
//Not asking for whom the bell tolls...
 
2012-05-28 07:39:08 PM  

Walker: If only it had some type of warning system to let them know about fires....a bell perhaps.


They did, but nobody could hear it over all the other bells.
 
2012-05-29 02:09:10 AM  
Hear the loud alarum bells -
Brazen bells!
What a tale of terror, now, their turbulency tells!
In the startled ear of night
How they scream out their affright!
Too much horrified to speak,
They can only shriek, shriek,
Out of tune,
In a clamorous appealing to the mercy of the fire,
In a mad expostulation with the deaf and frantic fire,
Leaping higher, higher, higher,
With a desperate desire,
And a resolute endeavor
Now -now to sit or never,
By the side of the pale-faced moon.
Oh, the bells, bells, bells!
What a tale their terror tells
Of despair!
How they clang, and clash, and roar!
What a horror they outpour
On the bosom of the palpitating air!
Yet the ear it fully knows,
By the twanging
And the clanging,
How the danger ebbs and flows;
Yet the ear distinctly tells,
In the jangling
And the wrangling,
How the danger sinks and swells,
By the sinking or the swelling in the anger of the bells -
Of the bells,
Of the bells, bells, bells, bells,
Bells, bells, bells -
In the clamor and the clangor of the bells!
 
2012-05-29 05:06:55 AM  
That headline made me laff quite a lot.

Do you know this man?!

No, but his face rings a bell.


// old Quasimodo joke
 
2012-05-29 05:43:33 AM  
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No more cowbell?
 
2012-05-29 08:54:17 AM  

eKonk: Ruddy Bottom: My town makes it to Fark. I'm so...
So...
Uh...

Since you're from there, maybe you can tell me why East Hampton is so far to the west of Hampton...

/Never understood that
//Not asking for whom the bell tolls...


Having grown-up in next-door Portland, I've often wondered the same thing.

Turns out the name is a bastardization of "Eastham" as in Eastham, Ma. where the original settlers of the town came from.

Sadly, that explains a lot.
 
2012-05-29 05:20:05 PM  
Hell's bells.
 
2012-05-29 07:31:41 PM  
What's brown and sounds like a bell?

Dung!


bummer about the fire, though.
 
2012-05-30 01:28:37 AM  
I heard about this company on a public radio segment. Sounded like the owner really wanted to continue making the company work in the US. Too bad about the fire.
 
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