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2013-01-07 11:45:28 PM
Well, that deescalated quickly.
 
2013-01-07 11:54:43 PM
What is this other thing it becomes before becoming stairs?
 
2013-01-08 12:16:05 AM
Why are they call "stairs" inside but outside they are called "steps"?
 
2013-01-08 12:39:45 AM

Tony_Pepperoni: Why are they call "stairs" inside but outside they are called "steps"?


I think that if it goes between levels of a building, it's "stairs" - even if they are outside. If it is a smaller change, it's "steps". And if it suddenly reverses and gobbles passengers alive, it's "scairs".
 
2013-01-08 12:46:50 AM

fusillade762: What is this other thing it becomes before becoming stairs?


Dammit, headline fixed. Now my comment makes no sense.
 
2013-01-08 01:23:08 AM
They should have elevated instead.
i.imgur.com
 
2013-01-08 01:27:11 AM
Don't know who said it first, about an escalator mishap that was posted on Fark, but it's as funny now as it was then:

"Elevator temporarily catapult, Sorry for the conveyance"
 
2013-01-08 02:13:22 AM
That video is horrific.
 
2013-01-08 02:23:44 AM
I love all the folks trying to determinedly keep walking up.. I wonder who eventually had the presence of mind to push the E-stop button?

oh as we in the manufacturing world like to call it the " Oh shiat!" button
 
2013-01-08 02:28:44 AM
Not a year goes by... Not a year, that I don't read about some escalator incident involving some bastard kid that could have easily been prevented had some parent, I don't care which one, but some parent conditioned that kid to fear and respect that escalator!

Probably butchering that line, it's probably been 6+ years since I've seen the movie.
 
2013-01-08 02:33:55 AM
Damn it, Otto.
 
2013-01-08 02:34:02 AM
1/7/2013 Never Forget.
 
2013-01-08 02:34:06 AM
Alex Rodriguez, 30, was on his way to work when he saw the malfunction on the opposite escalator and immediately took out his phone to capture a video.

Well it's nice to see he found a new job.
 
2013-01-08 02:36:21 AM

aaronius: Not a year goes by... Not a year, that I don't read about some escalator incident involving some bastard kid that could have easily been prevented had some parent, I don't care which one, but some parent conditioned that kid to fear and respect that escalator!


Leaving satisfied. Why the hell wasn't this the headline? TFA happened in New Jersey and everything!
 
2013-01-08 02:38:54 AM
Is it worth it, let me work it
I put my thing down, flip it and reverse it
 
2013-01-08 02:40:38 AM
"To see something like that happen was really icing on the cake," he said.

Well, that's uh, one way to put it.
 
2013-01-08 02:41:37 AM
rlv.zcache.com
 
2013-01-08 02:42:19 AM
www.freeinfosociety.com
 
2013-01-08 02:45:35 AM
How long until this lucky cameraman gets arrested for tampering with the escalator?
 
2013-01-08 02:45:45 AM
Idiots. At least some had the presence of mind and the lack of fatbody to get in between the escalators.
 
2013-01-08 02:48:17 AM
That looked like an extremely slow "high speed reverse".
 
2013-01-08 02:50:11 AM

thisiszombocom:


Sorry for the convenience.
 
2013-01-08 02:50:37 AM

Cerebral Knievel: I love all the folks trying to determinedly keep walking up..


It's the people who didn't start walking up that caused the injuries, by piling on top of the people at the bottom who couldn't get out of the way fast enough.
 
2013-01-08 02:52:09 AM
Are there escalators that lock your feet into them that I am not aware of, or does the concept of "jump off the farking escalator" just not resonate with normal people?

upload.wikimedia.org
 
2013-01-08 02:53:48 AM

Cerebral Knievel: I love all the folks trying to determinedly keep walking up.. I wonder who eventually had the presence of mind to push the E-stop button?

oh as we in the manufacturing world like to call it the " Oh shiat!" button


In the lumber mill I worked at we were told the red buttons on the equipment is what you push when you need to retrieve a body part.
 
2013-01-08 02:54:39 AM

Hagenhatesyouall: Are there escalators that lock your feet into them that I am not aware of, or does the concept of "jump off the farking escalator" just not resonate with normal people?

[upload.wikimedia.org image 749x946]


Are the marks in your underwear that big?
 
2013-01-08 02:55:51 AM

MisterTweak: Tony_Pepperoni: Why are they call "stairs" inside but outside they are called "steps"?

I think that if it goes between levels of a building, it's "stairs" - even if they are outside. If it is a smaller change, it's "steps".


Uh, no.

Link
 
2013-01-08 02:59:39 AM

you are a puppet: Alex Rodriguez, 30, was on his way to work when he saw the malfunction on the opposite escalator and immediately took out his phone to capture a video.

Well it's nice to see he found a new job.


at that point nobody got hurt yet, it was just a strange thing. THEN people got hurt and he became a dick.
 
2013-01-08 03:00:05 AM

redpenner: MisterTweak: Tony_Pepperoni: Why are they call "stairs" inside but outside they are called "steps"?

I think that if it goes between levels of a building, it's "stairs" - even if they are outside. If it is a smaller change, it's "steps".

Uh, no.

Link


That was a helpful link.

Steps are always steps.

Stairs are a flight of steps inside a building that ascend/descend between levels.
 
2013-01-08 03:04:56 AM
I'm sorry, but that video (on mute at least) was hilarious.
 
2013-01-08 03:07:25 AM
"Step in time, step in time, step in time, step in time, never need a reason, never need a rhyme, [something something] step in time!"
 
2013-01-08 03:09:27 AM

Third_Uncle_Eno: I'm sorry, but that video (on mute at least) was hilarious.


You are a horrible person.

Do you have a constant loop of concentration camp, 9/11 and Hiroshima footage playing in your house just for the laughs?

Shame.
 
2013-01-08 03:17:19 AM
Subby: did you mean something other than "stares"?
 
2013-01-08 03:19:51 AM
PATH officials are investigating whether the effects of Superstorm Sandy played a role in Monday's incident, according to a PATH statement.

Could have just as easily been:

PATH officials are investigating whether the effects of Poseidon played a role in Monday's incident, according to a PATH statement.
 
2013-01-08 03:26:25 AM
I guess it does kinda beg the question - why on earth does the escalator HAVE a high-speed reverse feature?

I can understand a reverse feature, in case folks get a shoelace stuck or something, but does that need to be high-speed?
 
2013-01-08 03:31:44 AM

Somaticasual: I guess it does kinda beg the question - why on earth does the escalator HAVE a high-speed reverse feature?

I can understand a reverse feature, in case folks get a shoelace stuck or something, but does that need to be high-speed?


It isn't really reverse, just perspective up vs down. Escalators operate in both directions.
 
2013-01-08 03:32:13 AM
Q: "Oh no! I've never heard of an escalator going *down* before! What on earth do we do now?"

A: "Oh, yeah! Sue! I think I got a hernia in my spinal back plate!"
 
2013-01-08 03:34:43 AM

Somaticasual: I guess it does kinda beg the question - why on earth does the escalator HAVE a high-speed reverse feature?

I can understand a reverse feature, in case folks get a shoelace stuck or something, but does that need to be high-speed?


Came here to say that.
 
2013-01-08 03:36:30 AM
Somaticasual

Was it high speed? Seemed like it was just in down mode. Most escalators can be used in either direction in case one side is broken and the traffic is mostly going the other way or the traffic is heavy and they want to use both in the same direction.
 
2013-01-08 03:40:18 AM

Somaticasual: I guess it does kinda beg the question - why on earth does the escalator HAVE a high-speed reverse feature?

I can understand a reverse feature, in case folks get a shoelace stuck or something, but does that need to be high-speed?


For the lulz, obviously.
 
2013-01-08 03:43:56 AM

ReverendJynxed: Somaticasual: I guess it does kinda beg the question - why on earth does the escalator HAVE a high-speed reverse feature?

I can understand a reverse feature, in case folks get a shoelace stuck or something, but does that need to be high-speed?

It isn't really reverse, just perspective up vs down. Escalators operate in both directions.


Ok fine... Why does any escalator need to run at high-speed in any direction?
 
2013-01-08 03:44:30 AM
In a group that large I'm surprised only 3 had neck and back pain.
 
2013-01-08 03:46:04 AM

Atomic Spunk: For the lulz, obviously.


It did occur afterwards that dogbert might be involved..

And Almandot - it's buried at the end of the article. Granted, it might not be as comically fast as imagined.
 
2013-01-08 03:57:09 AM
I can't stand it when bystanders whip out their phones when stuff like this happens. How 'bout lending a hand or getting the fark out of the way?

E-stops: they can be used by anybody.
 
2013-01-08 04:05:47 AM

Fluorescent Testicle: aaronius: Not a year goes by... Not a year, that I don't read about some escalator incident involving some bastard kid that could have easily been prevented had some parent, I don't care which one, but some parent conditioned that kid to fear and respect that escalator!

Leaving satisfied. Why the hell wasn't this the headline? TFA happened in New Jersey and everything!


This.
 
2013-01-08 04:15:15 AM
When I was younger my sister told my mother and I a story about a brat and an escalator. He was sitting down on it even though his mother told him not to. Yeah, his ass literlly got stuck. There were tears and blood. I bet a bloody ass was enough to make him not act like a little heathen again. My sister told me that story and I LOLed until I cried. Looking backI'm not so sure she found it as funny as I did.

Kudos for the Mitch Hedberg headline.

"I used to do drugs. I still do, but I used to, too."

"If carrots got you drunk, rabbits would be farked up."
 
2013-01-08 04:19:40 AM

Maul555: ReverendJynxed: Somaticasual: I guess it does kinda beg the question - why on earth does the escalator HAVE a high-speed reverse feature?

I can understand a reverse feature, in case folks get a shoelace stuck or something, but does that need to be high-speed?

It isn't really reverse, just perspective up vs down. Escalators operate in both directions.

Ok fine... Why does any escalator need to run at high-speed in any direction?


Escalators move you along at about 1 mph. It's not the speed that gets you, it's the acceleration and torque. Except in this case. If everyone would have just turned around the ride would have felt as natural as, well, riding down an escalator.

Fear and respect the escalator.
 
2013-01-08 04:19:59 AM
Good thing nobody died or congress would have to ban escalators
 
2013-01-08 04:20:21 AM
theawesomer.com

Really, FARK, I'm the first with this?

/I am disappoint
 
2013-01-08 04:25:49 AM
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