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(WTOV9 Steubenville-Wheeling)   The drought is getting so bad that now the dirt is catching fire   (wtov9.com ) divider line
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2012-07-13 07:52:05 PM  
www.nndb.com

Hai Guyz
 
2012-07-13 07:52:49 PM  

Alphakronik: Potting soil contains no "dirt". Sorry to disappoint.


Do you want people to have to run around saying "A combination of earthen materials closely resembling common dirt", purist? Or can we just say "potting soil aka dirt?"
 
2012-07-13 07:56:58 PM  

RealFarknMcCoy2: pounddawg: StoPPeRmobile: Sofa King Smart: ...and when there was no meat, we ate fowl and when there was no fowl, we ate crawdad and when there was no crawdad to be found, we ate sand.

You ate what?

He ate sand

It's a quote from a book, geniuses.


The original post and follow ups are quotes from a movie, Einstein.
 
2012-07-13 08:00:08 PM  
The chem trails have really messed up the weather patterns. By plan or mistake is the question.
 
2012-07-13 08:00:59 PM  

Nuclear Monk: my lip balm addiction: You chose to farking live there in a flyover state, and you probably vote conservative. I say you get what you got coming to ya.

Oh come now...does anyone, anywhere ever deserve flaming dirt?


Better that than flaming tap water.
 
2012-07-13 08:04:31 PM  

QDW: MrHelpful: illegal.tender: Global warming is a threat which could be conquered if it were not for capitalists and religious fundamentalists, liberals and treehuggers who are each more interested in advancing their own selfish interests and agenda by wildly distorting the facts no matter the costs to humanity the truth as a whole.

There...fixed that flat for ya.

Yup, the tree huggers are making a bundle out of this.... damn their inexplicable agenda.


I have some Carbon Credits to sell to you right now.
 
2012-07-13 08:09:09 PM  

my lip balm addiction: You chose to farking live there in a flyover state, and you probably vote conservative. I say you get what you got coming to ya.


When a blue state like CA goes up in flames every so often and uses water sourced from the Colorado River (which originates and flows through several red states on the way) you don't want a bunch of conservatives cheering and saying they're "getting what's coming to 'em" now do you?

Karma's a biatch and quit poking her with a stick, dipshiat.
 
2012-07-13 08:11:16 PM  

bigsteve3OOO: The chem trails have really messed up the weather patterns. By plan or mistake is the question.


Whoa, wait, I was told this is God punishing is because of teh homogheys.
 
2012-07-13 08:14:21 PM  
Meh, growing up in Arizona you could fry an egg on a sidewalk, a surface that also led to second-degree burns on toddlers who fell. In my day, get off my lawn.
 
2012-07-13 08:51:44 PM  

Gyrfalcon: Alphakronik: Potting soil contains no "dirt". Sorry to disappoint.

Do you want people to have to run around saying "A combination of earthen materials closely resembling common dirt", purist? Or can we just say "potting soil aka dirt?"


Why not say it's a mixture of ground up bits of former plant (peat moss, coconut husks, ground up composted tree bark, whatever is cheap and abundant), sand and perlite (the little white styrofoam looking bits) for drainage, and vermiculite for water retention.

There is literally no "dirt" in potting soil. It doesn't even resemble dirt.
 
2012-07-13 08:52:46 PM  
I've accidently caused potting soil to smolder and smoke after putting a cig out in it before, never thought it could catch on fire without access to to an ember or open flame before though.
 
2012-07-13 08:58:38 PM  
I hear the sky's going to catch fire early tomorrow morning too.
 
2012-07-13 09:03:19 PM  

Gyrfalcon: Alphakronik: Potting soil contains no "dirt". Sorry to disappoint.

Do you want people to have to run around saying "A combination of earthen materials closely resembling common dirt", purist? Or can we just say "potting soil aka dirt?"


When I worked at the New Era dirt factory I made dirt, tons of dirt. All day long. There was dirt in it then and I suspect there's dirt in it now.
Why you ask? Because the owner so damn cheap and even here in CT dirt was and still is, Dirt Cheap.

Yes you read that right. It was a dirt factory. Even today I can't believe it.
 
2012-07-13 09:05:31 PM  

buckler: BullBearMS: My incomplete understanding is that they do die in the center of the pile where the heat is greatest but the ones closer to the edges keep on making more heat which makes it's way into the center.

I figured it was probably something like that, but I would think that as the inner ones died, the outer ones would generate more attenuated heat. Guess not.


The outermost layers act as insulation and trap the heat so it really has a chance to build up towards the center.

TommyJReed: CSB: I work for my family's nursery/landscaping company and had a huge mound of mulch flame up while I was shoveling from it. as far as we could figure my shoveling exposed a pocket of heat to enough oxygen to get is started and foom no more arm hair or eyebrows for a while /CSB


Then something like this happens.

But like I say, I've only known this to happen in pretty substantial piles, not a little ole flowerpot.
 
2012-07-13 09:09:40 PM  

Marcintosh: Gyrfalcon: Alphakronik: Potting soil contains no "dirt". Sorry to disappoint.

Do you want people to have to run around saying "A combination of earthen materials closely resembling common dirt", purist? Or can we just say "potting soil aka dirt?"

When I worked at the New Era dirt factory I made dirt, tons of dirt. All day long. There was dirt in it then and I suspect there's dirt in it now.
Why you ask? Because the owner so damn cheap and even here in CT dirt was and still is, Dirt Cheap.

Yes you read that right. It was a dirt factory. Even today I can't believe it.


That's okay. I grew up near Seaside, CA, and there was a sand factory there. They made sand.
 
Biv
2012-07-13 09:17:37 PM  

illegal.tender: Global warming is a threat which could be conquered if it were not for capitalists and religious fundamentalists, who are each more interested in advancing their own selfish interests no matter the costs to humanity as a whole.


The sun and those pesky solar cycles.

/Still not nearly as hot as it was during the Potato Famine
//not likely to get there.
///people will believe anything.
 
2012-07-13 09:27:07 PM  
Hay can catch fire the same way, subby. And, it doesn't require a drought.
 
2012-07-13 10:29:24 PM  
This is almost as sad as the time someone left the cake out in the rain. I think that happened in MacArthur Park though, not someone's front porch.
 
2012-07-13 11:01:44 PM  
ah, yes, the "old rule of spontaneous combustion." Everyone knows that old rule...

/what is it again?

o.O
 
2012-07-14 12:13:41 AM  

Nadie_AZ: The dirt. The dirt. The dirt is on fire.


Damn you... I'll have that stuck in my head the rest of the night...
 
2012-07-14 01:25:57 AM  

Gyrfalcon: Alphakronik: Potting soil contains no "dirt". Sorry to disappoint.

Do you want people to have to run around saying "A combination of earthen materials closely resembling common dirt", purist? Or can we just say "potting soil aka dirt?"


How about bark, peat, moss, and perilite?

Those are very "not dirt" items. Dirt would have minerals, micro nutrients, and clay.

Now, who the fark wouldn't think that wood, peat, and moss wouldn't go up in flames if ignited?
 
2012-07-14 02:04:43 AM  
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Let us know when the water catches on fire.
/not impressed
 
2012-07-14 01:05:37 PM  

Ned Stark: Inb4 libs come in here and blame it on plant food(CO2)


I blame it on Wheeling.

This is a place where it used to rain acid. The laws of nature do not apply here.
 
2012-07-14 05:14:37 PM  
apfelphoto.com
/Hot like a weenie roast
 
2012-07-16 10:57:08 AM  

Louisiana_Sitar_Club: RealFarknMcCoy2: pounddawg: StoPPeRmobile: Sofa King Smart: ...and when there was no meat, we ate fowl and when there was no fowl, we ate crawdad and when there was no crawdad to be found, we ate sand.

You ate what?

He ate sand

It's a quote from a book, geniuses.

The original post and follow ups are quotes from a movie, Einstein.


This was the scene that came to mind when I saw the headline. the lone biker of the apocalypse.
 
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