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2013-01-08 01:56:35 PM  
Q. What's the difference between an oral and rectal thermometer?
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A.  The taste.
 
2013-01-08 02:13:33 PM  
damn, that's a landmark on the drive to Vegas.  I don't think it's been working for a while, though they may have just turned if off.
 
2013-01-08 02:21:57 PM  
It's been on the fritz repeatedly and they're tired of fixing it.
 
2013-01-08 02:23:17 PM  

timujin: damn, that's a landmark on the drive to Vegas.  I don't think it's been working for a while, though they may have just turned if off.


I can't remember the last time I saw it working. I'm thinking at least 5-10 years.
 
2013-01-08 02:25:26 PM  
I kan haz epic B(ooty)IE thread plz?
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2013-01-08 02:26:09 PM  
If butt cheeks are clenching, someone alert the Politics Tab.
 
2013-01-08 02:28:05 PM  
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2013-01-08 02:28:47 PM  

Kludge: timujin: damn, that's a landmark on the drive to Vegas.  I don't think it's been working for a while, though they may have just turned if off.

I can't remember the last time I saw it working. I'm thinking at least 5-10 years.


Bob's Big Boy took over for Bun Boy(which moved across the street) at the same time, basically. I imagine that's part of it.
 
2013-01-08 02:29:01 PM  
CSB, emergency room, 8 days ago:

Doctor (whom I just met): Ok, I want to do a rectal exam just to be sure you don't have any additional symptoms.

Me: You want to do wha-AAAAAAAEEEEEE!

Doctor: Try to relax a little.

Me: aaaaaaeeeeee!
 
2013-01-08 02:30:23 PM  
One big arse broken for a really long time P.O.S. sign for sale: $1.75 million!!!! Have they been smoking bath salts!!!???
 
2013-01-08 02:32:49 PM  
I've driven past that thing.
 
2013-01-08 02:33:18 PM  
I miss the old Bun Boy. Though the Bob's Big Boy that's in that spot has a claw machine where many of the stuffed animals have money tied to them. My poor photo:

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And yeah, the thermometer hasn't worked in at least 5 years.
 
2013-01-08 02:38:14 PM  
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2013-01-08 02:41:08 PM  
Make it four years. Found this shot from December 2008:

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2013-01-08 02:44:32 PM  
I was out there December 2011 and it was working. I can't speak for its accuraccy but it was on. And yes Bun Boy was awesome but nothing beats Peggy Sue's Curly Fries.
 
2013-01-08 02:47:25 PM  

titwrench: I was out there December 2011 and it was working. I can't speak for its accuraccy but it was on. And yes Bun Boy was awesome but nothing beats Peggy Sue's Curly Fries.


Peggy Sue's? Yuck. That place is like Chuck E. Cheese for old people.
 
2013-01-08 02:48:29 PM  
I have driven to Vegas dozens of times over the past 20 years, and I've only seen that thermometer working two or three times.  I can't blame them for wanting to sell it if it's that unreliable.  I dunno who will buy it, though.
 
2013-01-08 02:49:09 PM  
timujin

2013-01-08 02:13:33 PM

damn, that's a landmark on the drive to Vegas. I don't think it's been working for a while, though they may have just turned if off.


Yeah, I saw the sign for it on the drive from LA to Vegas and back a week ago. It didn't really excite me enough to get off the road.

I was more amazed how many utterly ramshackle and seedy looking houses and communities (complete with third world dirt roads) were to be seen on the way there.
 
2013-01-08 02:52:45 PM  

titwrench: I was out there December 2011 and it was working. I can't speak for its accuraccy but it was on. And yes Bun Boy was awesome but nothing beats Peggy Sue's Curly Fries.


Yay, Peggy Sue's!

BTW, the convenience store closest to the thermometer has sold the highest percentage of winning lottery tickets of any location in the state of CA.
 
2013-01-08 02:55:55 PM  
Penis Thermometer goes where?

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2013-01-08 02:58:38 PM  
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2013-01-08 03:01:55 PM  
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2013-01-08 03:04:14 PM  

Louisiana_Sitar_Club: titwrench: I was out there December 2011 and it was working. I can't speak for its accuraccy but it was on. And yes Bun Boy was awesome but nothing beats Peggy Sue's Curly Fries.

Peggy Sue's? Yuck. That place is like Chuck E. Cheese for old people.


I agree it is a cheesy road side tourist trap but their curly fries are like crack for me.
 
2013-01-08 03:25:39 PM  
Unless you're on a motorcycle... why are you people stopping in Baker on the way to Vegas or Death Valley?

Buy gas near home, get in car, drive to Vegas.

No stopping.
 
2013-01-08 03:28:40 PM  

Pray 4 Mojo: Unless you're on a motorcycle... why are you people stopping in Baker on the way to Vegas or Death Valley?

Buy gas near home, get in car, drive to Vegas.

No stopping.


To see the worlds tallest thermometer, duh.
 
2013-01-08 03:29:29 PM  
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Is considering putting in an offer.
 
2013-01-08 03:30:18 PM  
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2013-01-08 03:31:08 PM  

Pray 4 Mojo: Unless you're on a motorcycle... why are you people stopping in Baker on the way to Vegas or Death Valley?

Buy gas near home, get in car, drive to Vegas.

No stopping.


Baker is closer to the half way point from LA to Vegas than Barstow and less crowded.
 
2013-01-08 03:32:26 PM  

IRQ12: Pray 4 Mojo: Unless you're on a motorcycle... why are you people stopping in Baker on the way to Vegas or Death Valley?

Buy gas near home, get in car, drive to Vegas.

No stopping.

To see the worlds tallest thermometer, duh.


You can see it from the freeway.

"Look kids. Big Ben... Parliament."

Baker is gross. It has no redeeming "small town" quality... it's a giant tuck stop populated by tweakers.

Wanna see something cool... go though Amboy. (but don't plan on getting gas there)
 
2013-01-08 03:33:06 PM  

Pray 4 Mojo: Unless you're on a motorcycle... why are you people stopping in Baker on the way to Vegas or Death Valley?

Buy gas near home, get in car, drive to Vegas.

No stopping.


Spoken like a man that hasn't traveled with a woman that has to pee every 100 miles. Besides last time I went out there gas was cheaper there than at home and Alien Beef Jerky.
 
2013-01-08 03:36:38 PM  

Tumbleweed Garden: Pray 4 Mojo: Unless you're on a motorcycle... why are you people stopping in Baker on the way to Vegas or Death Valley?

Buy gas near home, get in car, drive to Vegas.

No stopping.

Baker is closer to the half way point from LA to Vegas than Barstow and less crowded.


You can't sit still for more than two hours?
 
2013-01-08 03:41:06 PM  

titwrench: Spoken like a man that hasn't traveled with a woman that has to pee every 100 miles.


Could be true. I think the last time I regularly road-tripped with a woman was on a motorcycle... where stopping every 150 miles is pretty much mandatory.
 
2013-01-08 03:43:15 PM  

Pray 4 Mojo: Unless you're on a motorcycle... why are you people stopping in Baker on the way to Vegas or Death Valley?

Buy gas near home, get in car, drive to Vegas.

No stopping.


When my 3-year old has to go pee pee, I stop.
 
2013-01-08 03:49:32 PM  

HairyTwatter: Pray 4 Mojo: Unless you're on a motorcycle... why are you people stopping in Baker on the way to Vegas or Death Valley?

Buy gas near home, get in car, drive to Vegas.

No stopping.

When my 3-year old has to go pee pee, I stop.


Gatorade bottle.

/Unless it's a girl. I'm not sure how that works... but the station wagon only stopped when my sister had to pee.
 
2013-01-08 03:50:15 PM  
I like things being shoved up asses as much as the next farker. Possibly more. But seriously, glass in your ass?
http://www.amazon.com/Braun-Thermoscan-Thermometer-ExacTemp-Technolog y /dp/B001FWXKMM/ref=sr_1_1?s=hpc&ie=UTF8&qid=1357678066&sr=1-1
 
2013-01-08 04:08:44 PM  
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2013-01-08 04:10:12 PM  

Pray 4 Mojo: Unless you're on a motorcycle... why are you people stopping in Baker on the way to Vegas or Death Valley?

Buy gas near home, get in car, drive to Vegas.

No stopping.


Because I was tired and needed something to drink.

/just did the LA to Vegas and back thing this weekend
//had to work
///driving home at night after getting 3 hours of sleep and working for 20+ hours is tiring
 
2013-01-08 04:29:12 PM  

Pray 4 Mojo: Unless you're on a motorcycle... why are you people stopping in Baker on the way to Vegas or Death Valley?

Buy gas near home, get in car, drive to Vegas.

No stopping.


That greek place will kill a hangover on the way back home.
 
2013-01-08 04:42:29 PM  

Pray 4 Mojo: Buy gas near home, get in car, drive to Vegas.

No stopping.


There was only one road back to L.A. US Interstate 15, just a flat-out high speed burn through Baker and Barstow and Berdoo. Then on to the Hollywood Freeway straight into frantic oblivion: safety, obscurity. Just another freak in the Freak Kingdom.
 
2013-01-08 04:57:03 PM  

DjangoStonereaver: [www.celebguru.com image 600x1092]

Is considering putting in an offer.


Behind her in line..

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2013-01-08 05:20:48 PM  
I'd have to mount it upside down to make it relevant here in calgary
 
2013-01-08 05:38:44 PM  
I always stop in Baker going to/from Vegas. Mad Greek nom-iness.
 
2013-01-08 05:48:12 PM  
A few years ago they installed red LEDs on some of the sides of the thermometer. Almost invisible during the day. It was sort of working when I went through there in April 2012. More on it here.
 
2013-01-08 06:08:48 PM  

Pray 4 Mojo: Unless you're on a motorcycle... why are you people stopping in Baker on the way to Vegas or Death Valley?

Buy gas near home, get in car, drive to Vegas.

No stopping.


I hit Dumont Dunes a few times a year, and Baker is the turn-off from the 15. It's also literally the only *anything* in a 50 mile radius, except for Tecopa which doesn't count (although China Ranch rocks). When you've been playing in the world's biggest sandbox for a few days sans mod-cons, that thermometer is a golden beacon symbolizing your return to civilization.

It sais: "Come to me weary traveler! I have Air conditioning, Alien Jerky, and glorious 3G internet access! Screw Primm! You know you're going to the Mad Greek either way, might as well stop now. You have to pee anyways..."
 
2013-01-08 07:25:04 PM  
I heard the owner was having financial trouble since the economic downturn curtailed tourism between LA/LV, made worse by a lawsuit against him by Bob's Big Boy - the owner can't afford the electricity.
 
2013-01-09 12:51:35 AM  

Pray 4 Mojo: Unless you're on a motorcycle... why are you people stopping in Baker on the way to Vegas or Death Valley?

Buy gas near home, get in car, drive to Vegas.

No stopping.


It's the only gas near the Mojave National Preserve, too. (well, besides Cima Rd. where old Charlie Wilcox lives)

The Preserve was a lot more interesting when it had a phone booth in the middle of nowhere.

Thanks a lot for nothing, National Park Service.
 
2013-01-09 12:54:22 AM  
For those who never got to see it:

www.conceptmore.com
 
2013-01-09 07:11:23 PM  
I just visited it on the way back over nye week. Just had to get a Big Boy in my belly. I've heard the sign was running $8,000 a month to operate so they turned it off. Such a shame. As I pondered it's size I couldn't help but think "why the hell are they still using incandescents?" Maybe it was just my brain trying to sort out the incongruity of the overly bright signs in vegas to this sad display.
 
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