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(ABC)   Commuter tunnel between Detroit and Canada closes due to concern that someone might bring something from Canada that'd improve Detroit   (abcnews.go.com) divider line 86
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2012-07-12 07:11:02 PM
I once met a guy who lives in Canada but works in Detroit, and he said his commute was something like 15 minutes. Apparently there's some sort of pass for people who cross the border frequently. I had no idea but it makes sense.

His taxes must be a pain in the ass though.
 
2012-07-12 08:51:10 PM
Shut up, subby. Shutupshutupshutup
 
2012-07-12 08:52:13 PM
Was it a bomb? A Neutron bomb? Then we NEED to DANCE!!!!!!

Whooooohooooo!!!!
"Lawd have mursy!1!
 
2012-07-12 08:53:34 PM
Something, something... Robocop... something.
 
2012-07-12 08:55:09 PM
Between Detroit and Canada? That must be a wide tunnel. Does it take you to Downtown Canada?
 
2012-07-12 08:55:17 PM

FreakinB: I once met a guy who lives in Canada but works in Detroit, and he said his commute was something like 15 minutes. Apparently there's some sort of pass for people who cross the border frequently. I had no idea but it makes sense.

His taxes must be a pain in the ass though.


Windsorite here. I know a fair number of people (doctors, in particular) who take the same commute and could back that statement up, but only provided they have that Nexus card, as you alluded to. No idea about the taxes, though.
 
2012-07-12 08:55:35 PM

FreakinB: I once met a guy who lives in Canada but works in Detroit, and he said his commute was something like 15 minutes. Apparently there's some sort of pass for people who cross the border frequently. I had no idea but it makes sense.

His taxes must be a pain in the ass though.


Buffalo/Fort Erie has that deal, too. San Diego/Tijuana as well.
 
2012-07-12 08:56:08 PM

Ow! That was my feelings!: Was it a bomb? A Neutron bomb? Then we NEED to DANCE!!!!!!

Whooooohooooo!!!!
"Lawd have mursy!1!


Ain't nobody got time for that
 
2012-07-12 08:57:00 PM
Anthrax? Bubonic plague? A bomb? A dirty bomb? A 100 Megaton nuclear bomb? Is it smallpox? How about 20 billion gallons of napalm and a zippo? Oh, please let it be the napalm...
 
2012-07-12 08:58:57 PM
www.the-reel-mccoy.com
 
2012-07-12 08:59:24 PM

FreakinB: Apparently there's some sort of pass for people who cross the border frequently.


Nexus and Sentri (pops) depending on if it's the Canadian or Mexican border. I myself have Global Entry, so I can use a kiosk when arriving in the US through an airport. It costs $20/year but I've saved many hours by not having to wait in immigration or customs lines when re-entering the US.
 
2012-07-12 08:59:25 PM
www.movieviral.com
 
2012-07-12 08:59:56 PM
Actually?
 
2012-07-12 09:00:23 PM

My Bologna Has A Maiden Name: Oh, please let it be the napalm...


Dat goldan dhinee naypalm don lat lak is should. Gottas pur about ten sallon of gass-oh-lien on it to git it goin don cha know.
Hank, youd use propaine ah no, but dat chinee naypalm, got daing.
 
2012-07-12 09:00:40 PM

ds_4815: No idea about the taxes, though.


Here we go: Link
 
2012-07-12 09:00:54 PM
4.bp.blogspot.com
 
2012-07-12 09:02:21 PM
Why don't they use Detroit for something useful? They closed Yucca Mountain. Couldn't they store high level nuclear waste in Detroit?
 
2012-07-12 09:03:19 PM
It's over, it was a large bag containing a couple of empty tim horton's coffees, and some french fries covered in this brown stuff.
 
2012-07-12 09:04:43 PM

Pointy Tail of Satan: Why don't they use Detroit for something useful?


How about a Zombie amusement park? Link
 
2012-07-12 09:06:07 PM
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2012-07-12 09:07:58 PM

Pointy Tail of Satan: Why don't they use Detroit for something useful? They closed Yucca Mountain. Couldn't they store high level nuclear waste in Detroit?


Why do you hate high level nuclear waste?
 
2012-07-12 09:07:59 PM
Marty Moroun seen rubbing his hands together and cackling.
 
2012-07-12 09:10:14 PM
Once upon a time there was a kingdom called England and they had neighbors that they conquered then they called themselves the British people and generally lorded it over the Earth and they had a lot of ships in their navy and would sail far and wide. Then they had some colonies and these colonies wanted to be their own independent country but some in these colonies wanted so badly to suck a king's d*** and so it came to pass that the colony of Canada was begun. And a lot of scots moved there so they would say aboot alot. And then it came to pass that these men in this colony started their own country after they had permission and then they were very happy and sang songs that echoed through the forests. But soon a dark cancer sprouted in every Canadienne mind, the lust for their southron neighbors gold and freedoms. And so these "men" began to steal their southron neighbor's culture, only making it a little ghey first. and thus Windsor was born. Windsor, the town that fornicates with Detroit but pretends to be raped. a Horrid Whore upon the face of the Earth.
 
2012-07-12 09:10:43 PM

davidphogan: FreakinB: I once met a guy who lives in Canada but works in Detroit, and he said his commute was something like 15 minutes. Apparently there's some sort of pass for people who cross the border frequently. I had no idea but it makes sense.

His taxes must be a pain in the ass though.

Buffalo/Fort Erie has that deal, too. San Diego/Tijuana as well.


Ah. Equal protection under the law.. as long as you can show a pay-stub.

The US Courts are a total joke and the clowns in black robes semi-literate at best.
 
2012-07-12 09:10:57 PM
Detroit would not be improved if it was set on fire and extinguished with all the piss Windsor can summon.
 
2012-07-12 09:12:57 PM

PlatinumDragon: Marty Moroun seen rubbing his hands together and cackling.


Yes I was just wondering where he was when this was phoned in.

/Not saying that he would cause an international security incident to make a few extra bucks
//Yes I am
 
2012-07-12 09:13:28 PM

davidphogan: FreakinB: I once met a guy who lives in Canada but works in Detroit, and he said his commute was something like 15 minutes. Apparently there's some sort of pass for people who cross the border frequently. I had no idea but it makes sense.

His taxes must be a pain in the ass though.

Buffalo/Fort Erie has that deal, too. San Diego/Tijuana as well.


i.telegraph.co.uk
 
2012-07-12 09:13:50 PM

consider this: Pointy Tail of Satan: Why don't they use Detroit for something useful?

How about a Zombie amusement park? Link


Or a nifty golf course?

Link
 
2012-07-12 09:14:18 PM
There is nothing you could import from Canada that could possibly not improve Detroit.

Also, there is nothing you could import from Canada that could possibly manage to improve Detroit
 
2012-07-12 09:14:45 PM
Detoilet
 
2012-07-12 09:15:55 PM

davidphogan: FreakinB: I once met a guy who lives in Canada but works in Detroit, and he said his commute was something like 15 minutes. Apparently there's some sort of pass for people who cross the border frequently. I had no idea but it makes sense.

His taxes must be a pain in the ass though.

Buffalo/Fort Erie has that deal, too. San Diego/Tijuana as well.


I have a Nexus card. It works at all land Canada-US Border crossings. Assuming you're a good boy/girl, they're not that hard to get. Requires application plus background check plus fingerprint check plus brief in-person interview with a Customs agent. That and $50 will get you a card good for five years.

There's a similar but different program for US-Mexico crossings. Since it's mexico instead of Canada, you can't use your Nexus card there.

/lives in a northern suburb of Detroit
//only go to canada 2-3 times a year
 
2012-07-12 09:15:58 PM

SwiftFox: There is nothing you could import from Canada that could possibly not improve Detroit.

Also, there is nothing you could import from Canada that could possibly manage to improve Detroit


That's no black mark on Canada - it's just that Detroit is beyond salvage.
 
2012-07-12 09:16:56 PM
Between Detroit and Canada....well more specifically Detroit and Windsor!

If you are in Windsor and look north, what do you see: Detroit!

Frequent commuters can get a Nexus pass. Funny thing is, sometimes the Nexus line is just as long!

BTW, they are set to build a second bridge over the Detroit river from Detroit to Windsor!
 
2012-07-12 09:18:24 PM

vudukungfu: Ow! That was my feelings!: Was it a bomb? A Neutron bomb? Then we NEED to DANCE!!!!!!

Whooooohooooo!!!!
"Lawd have mursy!1!

Ain't nobody got time for that


Holy shiat.

That's the funniest thing to happen to me all day!

/favorited
 
2012-07-12 09:23:58 PM

FreakinB: I once met a guy who lives in Canada but works in Detroit, and he said his commute was something like 15 minutes. Apparently there's some sort of pass for people who cross the border frequently. I had no idea but it makes sense.

His taxes must be a pain in the ass though.


Wait a minute Detroit has one of the largest unemployment rates in the Country and we are letting in foreign workers?! Illegal aliens I bet. Doing jobs Americans just won't do right? Wait the population of Detroit is mostly.....never mind.
 
2012-07-12 09:24:17 PM
I lived my first 27 years in the Detroit area. So as a kid, going through the tunnel was just so cool, especially because it involved travel. And it was even cooler, because it was CANADA, it was just different, they used different money and everything. The bridge wasn't as cool. As much as it got you high (I'm talking as a kid's ferris wheel kind of high), the tunnel was deep, mysterious, leeky, and seemed like it could last forever, but ended afte an amazingly short and abrupt time.
 
2012-07-12 09:25:01 PM
Jack Bauer will stop them.
 
2012-07-12 09:26:15 PM

stenciledb: Once upon a time there was a kingdom called England and they had neighbors that they conquered then they called themselves the British people and generally lorded it over the Earth and they had a lot of ships in their navy and would sail far and wide. Then they had some colonies and these colonies wanted to be their own independent country but some in these colonies wanted so badly to suck a king's d*** and so it came to pass that the colony of Canada was begun. And a lot of scots moved there so they would say aboot alot. And then it came to pass that these men in this colony started their own country after they had permission and then they were very happy and sang songs that echoed through the forests. But soon a dark cancer sprouted in every Canadienne mind, the lust for their southron neighbors gold and freedoms. And so these "men" began to steal their southron neighbor's culture, only making it a little ghey first. and thus Windsor was born. Windsor, the town that fornicates with Detroit but pretends to be raped. a Horrid Whore upon the face of the Earth.


Could use some work; half decent though. Keep working at it!
 
2012-07-12 09:27:01 PM

Kevin72: the tunnel was deep, mysterious, leeky, and seemed like it could last forever, but ended afte an amazingly short and abrupt time.


giggity
 
2012-07-12 09:28:46 PM
images.alternet.org
"Be right back, boys, gotta make a phone call!"
 
2012-07-12 09:30:37 PM
Actually, the warning was that Micheal Moore was walking through the tunnel and officials were afraid he might get stuck.
 
2012-07-12 09:31:37 PM
varifrank.com

Take him to Detroit!
 
2012-07-12 09:38:15 PM
all these types of events are 100% fake. there was no bomb threat, it is the government making shiat up so they live test their "SHUT DOWN EVERYTHING!" tactics and logistics
 
2012-07-12 09:40:03 PM
I refusr to give Matty any money so i guess it is Port Huron for me now.

Love the totally original Detroit bashing jokes btw
 
2012-07-12 09:40:40 PM

davidphogan: Buffalo/Fort Erie has that deal, too. San Diego/Tijuana as well.


Two different programs, but same concept.

NEXUS is U.S./Canada,
SENTRI is U.S./Mexico.

SENTRI costs more though. But if you saw how long the lines are into the U.S. from TJ, you'd get it anyway.
 
2012-07-12 09:43:58 PM

StreetlightInTheGhetto: Love the totally original Detroit bashing jokes btw


it's the white Fear. Don't let it bother you.
 
2012-07-12 09:43:59 PM

SwiftFox: There is nothing you could import from Canada that could possibly not improve Detroit.

Also, there is nothing you could import from Canada that could possibly manage to improve Detroit


Weed?
 
2012-07-12 09:46:18 PM

Kevin72: I lived my first 27 years in the Detroit area. So as a kid, going through the tunnel was just so cool, especially because it involved travel. And it was even cooler, because it was CANADA, it was just different, they used different money and everything. The bridge wasn't as cool. As much as it got you high (I'm talking as a kid's ferris wheel kind of high), the tunnel was deep, mysterious, leeky, and seemed like it could last forever, but ended afte an amazingly short and abrupt time.


Same story, first 18 years of my life, other direction.

I still try to pop over to El Zocalo when I visit, and my parents have been known to bring yummies from Pizza Papalis up this way.
 
2012-07-12 09:53:18 PM
gasoline and a match?
 
2012-07-12 09:57:04 PM
Seems a wise move, considering the looming inevitability of someone insulting Canadian beer at Joe Louis.
 
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