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(KING 5 News)   Leaves clog drains in Seattle. Puddles, splashing reported. More news incoming   (king5.com) divider line 52
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ZAZ [TotalFark]
2012-11-01 09:53:59 AM
Last summer I saw a DOT worker wading along the left shoulder of Route 128 to find the clogged drain under 2 feet of water. My exit was coming up on the right so I didn't splash him.
 
2012-11-01 10:45:33 AM
too many syllables in the first part of that haiku
 
2012-11-01 12:33:59 PM

Dead for Tax Reasons: too many syllables in the first part of that haiku


Clogged Seattle drains
Puddles, splashing reported.
More news incoming


Could work
 
2012-11-01 01:34:30 PM
Soon come the sliding hillsides ... blue tarps on roofs (and hillsides).
 
2012-11-01 01:34:46 PM
i1073.photobucket.com
 
2012-11-01 01:38:05 PM
What? It rained in Seattle? Imagine that.
 
2012-11-01 01:39:24 PM
The end is nigh!
 
2012-11-01 01:39:25 PM
I will be unconvinced of the occurrence of a disaster until an accurate counting of overturned lawn chairs is presented.
 
2012-11-01 01:44:36 PM
i.imgur.com
 
2012-11-01 01:45:15 PM

Generation_D: Dead for Tax Reasons: too many syllables in the first part of that haiku

Clogged Seattle drains
Puddles, splashing reported.
More news incoming


Could work



Seattle is wet
There are leaves in all the drains
So why is this news
 
2012-11-01 01:45:57 PM
We *will* rebuild!
 
2012-11-01 01:49:14 PM
Should have used LeafGuard rain gutters.
 
2012-11-01 01:49:22 PM
1.bp.blogspot.com
 
2012-11-01 01:52:14 PM
Let us all pray for Seattle in their hour of need...
 
2012-11-01 01:53:49 PM
Oh the humanity!!! Where's the 24/7 coverage of this!

The East Coast bias is real!!!!
 
2012-11-01 01:55:37 PM
It's going to be ok -- everyone's sticking together and helping each other out. We'll all pull through together.
 
2012-11-01 01:56:04 PM
The scene of devastation along Interstate-5, outside of my office window.
sphotos-c.ak.fbcdn.net 
/where's FEMA when we need it!?!
 
2012-11-01 01:56:16 PM
There is a bridge by me that when we get heavy rains the drains get clogged up and there is a least a good foot of water on them. I think they finally unclogged it in sept. I wanted to see what it looked like during Sandy though.
 
2012-11-01 02:00:44 PM
1. Fark Seattle
2. see 1
 
2012-11-01 02:05:12 PM
Pussies. I used to go out of my way to find large puddles to drive through.

Then I got a new car and clogged the AC drain the first time I did it. *Shakes fist*
 
2012-11-01 02:09:22 PM
I used to enjoy the huge puddle on the right side of Renton Ave as you approached Rainier Ave. The Boeing union workers loved to stand right by that huge puddle while on strike. I could drench all of those moochers with ease and did every chance I could. Sometimes I'd go back around the block just to do it again.
 
2012-11-01 02:11:54 PM

Smeggy Smurf: I used to enjoy the huge puddle on the right side of Renton Ave as you approached Rainier Ave. The Boeing union workers loved to stand right by that huge puddle while on strike. I could drench all of those moochers with ease and did every chance I could. Sometimes I'd go back around the block just to do it again.


That's really terrible. Unions are our only defense against the erosion of workers' rights and a slide back to child factory workers. Your glee comes at the expense of everyone, Smeggy.

If you want to splash someone, go to Bellevue and splash those Republican turds.
 
2012-11-01 02:12:29 PM
Will there be galoshes? And stomping?
 
2012-11-01 02:18:04 PM
Ignore the 7 Million without electricity and the 60 some dead out east, people...WE'VE GOT LEAVES IN DRAINS!!!

//Actually, Leaves in Drains will be the Seattle based sequel to Snakes on a Plane
///and will suck even more than the original
////hard to imagine, I know
 
2012-11-01 02:18:14 PM
It's 11:05 AM here in Redmond. The leaves are plastered against the windows again. I don't know what I'm going to do. Whenever I try to look out the window, all I see are leaves, leaves, leaves everywhere-it's enough to drive you mad. Then the water splashes around, with all that gurgling, and leaves, and leaves gurgling, and the water's not going down the drains because of the leaves. I'm starting to panic.

It's 11:07. My co-workers are staring at me again, making those terrified squeaking noises. One of then slowly reaches for his phone, and then recoils sharply when I hiss at him. They think I am mad. They know nothing. Outside, the leaves are piling up, and the gurgling, oh my god, the gurgling! I can't stand it. I'll go hide behind the snack bar again until the gurgling stops. Careful, toraque, careful. Don't let them see where you're going.

It's 11:10. Curses! I've been foiled again. The miscreants have stacked leaves in my office in my absence. Water from the coffee pot sprays all over my desk. Dozens of eyes follow me hollowly as I wade through the flotsam, forcing my way upstream against the flow in terror. I can barely hear a thin screeching sound over the pounding of my heart and only slowly realize it's my own screams as the leaves blot out the light, gurgling and swirling around in the water-

It's 11:16. All is lost. The leaves have conquered all. I go now, to my final rest. I ask only that my remains be interred in the conference room. Only there may I find peace.
 
2012-11-01 02:19:47 PM
Global Warming once again rears it's ugly head
 
2012-11-01 02:29:50 PM
i877.photobucket.com

The damage has been devestating.
 
2012-11-01 02:29:56 PM
Remember, it could always be a lot worse 
 
2012-11-01 02:34:29 PM

JSieverts: Ignore the 7 Million without electricity and the 60 some dead out east, people...WE'VE GOT LEAVES IN DRAINS!!!

//Actually, Leaves in Drains will be the Seattle based sequel to Snakes on a Plane
///and will suck even more than the original
////hard to imagine, I know


I just turned off my second monitor so the electricity could be sent to NY.
 
2012-11-01 02:35:04 PM

MrSteve007: The scene of devastation along Interstate-5, outside of my office window.
[sphotos-c.ak.fbcdn.net image 850x637] 


Let me guess. Freeway Park?
 
2012-11-01 02:41:26 PM

Miss Stein: Let me guess. Freeway Park?


Near Tukwila.
 
2012-11-01 02:49:26 PM

MrSteve007: Miss Stein: Let me guess. Freeway Park?

Near Tukwila.


Ah. Lots of nice greenbelts in that area.
 
2012-11-01 02:53:42 PM
t1.gstatic.com

Puddles is amused
 
2012-11-01 02:55:40 PM

netcentric: Global Warming once again rears it's ugly head


Expanding the contraction of netcentric's posting we find the following message: "Global Warming once again rears it is ugly head."

Apostrophes aren't for decoration; they have a specific purpose. Educated Seattleites understand this purpose. Please follow their standard and learn how to use apostrophes properly.
 
2012-11-01 03:05:52 PM
One can tell from many of the comments that most FARKers don't live downhill from a drain that clogs, causing water to flow through your garage.
 
2012-11-01 03:10:11 PM

AverageAmericanGuy: Smeggy Smurf: I used to enjoy the huge puddle on the right side of Renton Ave as you approached Rainier Ave. The Boeing union workers loved to stand right by that huge puddle while on strike. I could drench all of those moochers with ease and did every chance I could. Sometimes I'd go back around the block just to do it again.

That's really terrible. Unions are our only defense against the erosion of workers' rights and a slide back to child factory workers. Your glee comes at the expense of everyone, Smeggy.

If you want to splash someone, go to Bellevue and splash those Republican turds.




He was calling them moochers cause they work for Boeing
 
2012-11-01 03:18:07 PM

AverageAmericanGuy: Unions are our only defense against the erosion of workers' rights and a slide back to child factory workers.


Really? "Only defense against...child factory workers"? That's how you want to "support" unions?

Or maybe it's a bluff. As a statement against unions this sort of overplaying of their value is not a bad strategy.
 
2012-11-01 03:19:33 PM

AverageAmericanGuy: Smeggy Smurf: I used to enjoy the huge puddle on the right side of Renton Ave as you approached Rainier Ave. The Boeing union workers loved to stand right by that huge puddle while on strike. I could drench all of those moochers with ease and did every chance I could. Sometimes I'd go back around the block just to do it again.

That's really terrible. Unions are our only defense against the erosion of workers' rights and a slide back to child factory workers. Your glee comes at the expense of everyone, Smeggy.

If you want to splash someone, go to Bellevue and splash those Republican turds.


Fark unions. They're nothing but legal organized crime and a protection for useless people.
 
2012-11-01 03:20:23 PM
It amazes me that Seattle, a city associated with rain, has such issues with it. I am originally from Texas, where getting 8 inches or more of rain in a day is not an unheard of event and yet they seem to deal with it fairly well. If we were talking about rivers swollen over the banks or something of that level , then I would understand. But this is farking leaves blocking drains. Really? The rest of the country has figured this out, so why is Seattle out of date?


/Also, why doesn't anyone in Seattle know how to drive in the rain.
 
2012-11-01 03:36:39 PM

Smeggy Smurf: I used to enjoy the huge puddle on the right side of Renton Ave as you approached Rainier Ave. The Boeing union workers loved to stand right by that huge puddle while on strike. I could drench all of those moochers with ease and did every chance I could. Sometimes I'd go back around the block just to do it again.


We got a tough guy here!
 
2012-11-01 03:43:26 PM

mikesup: Also, why doesn't anyone in Seattle know how to drive in the rain.


Dunno. I've driven cross-country several times, and there's no doubt that we have Americas' worst drivers. Gives the term "Defensive Driving" a whole new meaning.

On top of that, folks are requested every year to clean those leaves away from the drains on their street, and every year they ignore that request. It's a whole state full of morans.

I must be a moran to still live here. Or the fact that I have a good job with decent pay and good med bennies, and have the most seniority in the dept...
 
2012-11-01 03:43:47 PM
Do the leaves float down there?
 
2012-11-01 03:48:09 PM
Thanks for your concern, everyone. We're all coping as best we can, and we appreciate all of your thoughts and prayers. Just yesterday, I had to put on a hoodie when I took the dog out for a shiat, but I think I'll get through it okay.
 
2012-11-01 04:07:57 PM

zerkalo: Smeggy Smurf: I used to enjoy the huge puddle on the right side of Renton Ave as you approached Rainier Ave. The Boeing union workers loved to stand right by that huge puddle while on strike. I could drench all of those moochers with ease and did every chance I could. Sometimes I'd go back around the block just to do it again.

We got a tough guy here!


This what you were looking for?

s8.postimage.org 

My experience with unions is that they protect the stupid and seniority is more important than productivity. Also, they primarily exist to protect themselves, not their workers. These have been my personal experiences with the teamsters and paper workers unions, YMMV.
 
2012-11-01 04:11:35 PM
Seattle, where we adopt drains.

http://www.seattle.gov/util/EnvironmentConservation/GetInvolved/Adopt a Drain/index.htm

I got the one at the east end of North 36th st at Burke Ave N. Seems only fair since my damn walnut tree provides most of the leaves.
 
2012-11-01 04:50:30 PM

toraque: It's 11:05 AM here in Redmond. The leaves are plastered against the windows again. I don't know what I'm going to do. Whenever I try to look out the window, all I see are leaves, leaves, leaves everywhere-it's enough to drive you mad. Then the water splashes around, with all that gurgling, and leaves, and leaves gurgling, and the water's not going down the drains because of the leaves. I'm starting to panic.

It's 11:07. My co-workers are staring at me again, making those terrified squeaking noises. One of then slowly reaches for his phone, and then recoils sharply when I hiss at him. They think I am mad. They know nothing. Outside, the leaves are piling up, and the gurgling, oh my god, the gurgling! I can't stand it. I'll go hide behind the snack bar again until the gurgling stops. Careful, toraque, careful. Don't let them see where you're going.

It's 11:10. Curses! I've been foiled again. The miscreants have stacked leaves in my office in my absence. Water from the coffee pot sprays all over my desk. Dozens of eyes follow me hollowly as I wade through the flotsam, forcing my way upstream against the flow in terror. I can barely hear a thin screeching sound over the pounding of my heart and only slowly realize it's my own screams as the leaves blot out the light, gurgling and swirling around in the water-

It's 11:16. All is lost. The leaves have conquered all. I go now, to my final rest. I ask only that my remains be interred in the conference room. Only there may I find peace.


They reaaaallly need to let you Microsofties out more often.
 
2012-11-01 05:04:28 PM

Smeggy Smurf: Fark unions. They're nothing but legal organized crime and a protection for useless people.


The ones that have been around forever and have become bloated self-reinforcing monsters, yes. (I'm looking at you, autoworkers and machinists.)

But there are still industries that could really use a good union. Miners come to mind, and offshore oil rig workers. Those dudes have the shortest end of the blue collar stick.
 
2012-11-01 05:25:44 PM

mikesup: It amazes me that Seattle, a city associated with rain, has such issues with it. I am originally from Texas, where getting 8 inches or more of rain in a day is not an unheard of event and yet they seem to deal with it fairly well. If we were talking about rivers swollen over the banks or something of that level , then I would understand. But this is farking leaves blocking drains. Really? The rest of the country has figured this out, so why is Seattle out of date?


/Also, why doesn't anyone in Seattle know how to drive in the rain.


I have the same question about Portland and the pathetic storm drainage that causes street-blocking puddles after ten minutes of rain.
 
2012-11-01 06:16:17 PM

Dreyelle: What? It rained in Seattle? Imagine that.


Try it's been raining buckets in a lot of areas after the whole western region was in a nearly 100 day drought (something that's already obviously not natural). And then just in time for when all the leaves start falling off the trees, here comes Mr. Winter Storm and his brother for the passes.

So yes it's raining in Seattle, it's just a little different though when the ground is pretty much bedrock thanks to how dry it's been lately.
 
2012-11-01 06:40:15 PM
I have lived in this area for over 40 years. The city of Seattle panics all the time, be it rain, wind or snow.
 
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