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(SanDiegoUnionTribune)   Elderly driver crashes car into building, manages to suspend the car over a 20 foot drop. (with awesome "just hanging out" pic.)   (utsandiego.com) divider line 73
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2013-02-06 07:09:18 PM  
Oops, I crapped my pants.
 
2013-02-06 07:17:10 PM  
Missed the farmer's market by || much.
 
2013-02-06 08:10:34 PM  
Is that Moleman?
 
wee
2013-02-06 08:10:37 PM  
I lived in SD for many years, and those years I lived there lead me to wonder if "elderly" was the only factor at work here.
 
2013-02-06 08:12:06 PM  
img13.imageshack.us
 
2013-02-06 08:20:10 PM  
Eh, 70's not elderly anymore. She's just a moron.
 
2013-02-06 08:22:00 PM  
media.utsandiego.com

I love this photo very much.  I think the last time I had "love at first sight" with a photo to this degree was the first time I saw this photo:

i2.kym-cdn.com

The new photo will not replace Mosh Girl.  For me, nothing can.  But the photo in this story is pretty damn special.
 
2013-02-06 08:26:31 PM  

Mugato: Eh, 70's not that elderly anymore. She's just a moron.


Oh, it's a guy. Couldn't tell.
 
2013-02-06 08:29:12 PM  

Mugato: Mugato: Eh, 70's not that elderly anymore. She's just a moron.

Oh, it's a guy. Couldn't tell.


Mugato: Mugato: Eh, 70's not that elderly anymore. She's just a moron.

Oh, it's a guy. Couldn't tell.


Easy mistake. He parks like a woman.
 
2013-02-06 08:41:52 PM  
Possibly related:

Toyota to spend $1.1 billion on unintended acceleration claims

Camry's fault or driver's fault?


/Either way, orientals are involved
 
2013-02-06 08:44:10 PM  
Are we sure he was trying to park?  The elderly have been trying to take out younger folk all the time and this was at a children's hospital after all.  Also, he did just missed getting a woman walking by.
 
ZAZ [TotalFark]
2013-02-06 08:50:49 PM  
How much does a tow company charge to get a car out of a situation like that?
 
2013-02-06 08:58:09 PM  
He did a number on his FL wheel.
 
2013-02-06 09:02:58 PM  
Mind the gap
 
2013-02-06 09:16:43 PM  
Rady Children's Hospital

Anyone else read that as "Randy Children's Hospital"?


Amos Quito: /Either way, orientals are involved


Orientals? You sound like my grandmother.
 
2013-02-06 09:17:41 PM  
His Accerrelator Stuck.
 
2013-02-06 09:18:34 PM  
That Camry looks old enough to have a direct accelerator cable and not an electronic fly-by-wire type setup.  Probably poorly maintained.  That's assuming he's telling the truth and didn't actually fat-foot the wrong pedal instead.

Anyway, there's a reason you don't need to press the button on the shifter handle in that car to move it from "D" to "N" when the engine starts racing uncontrollably.  Just slap it forward and bam, you're in neutral, and THEN you steer to safety and THEN shut off the ignition.  And it says ALL of this in the friggin' owner's manual.

If you're not ready to react to an equipment failure in your vehicle, you're not ready to be behind the wheel, regardless of your age.
 
2013-02-06 09:23:26 PM  
I don't believe him at all.
 
2013-02-06 09:25:21 PM  

fusillade762: Amos Quito: /Either way, orientals are involved

Orientals? You sound like my grandmother.


I never understood why "oriental" is offensive and you have to use "Asian". India, Pakistan, even part of Russia is in Asia. Why do they get to co-opt the whole continent?
 
2013-02-06 09:26:35 PM  

Dafodude: That Camry looks old enough to have a direct accelerator cable and not an electronic fly-by-wire type setup.  Probably poorly maintained.  That's assuming he's telling the truth and didn't actually fat-foot the wrong pedal instead.

Anyway, there's a reason you don't need to press the button on the shifter handle in that car to move it from "D" to "N" when the engine starts racing uncontrollably.  Just slap it forward and bam, you're in neutral, and THEN you steer to safety and THEN shut off the ignition.  And it says ALL of this in the friggin' owner's manual.

If you're not ready to react to an equipment failure in your vehicle, you're not ready to be behind the wheel, regardless of your age.


The way this usually works is they think they're already stomping on the brakes, so when the car takes off flying, their inclination is to stomp on the brakes more. And keep flooring the accelerator.

Brain seizes up when thinks its doing the right thing, then despite evidence to contrary keeps doing it.
 
2013-02-06 09:28:34 PM  

Mugato: fusillade762: Amos Quito: /Either way, orientals are involved

Orientals? You sound like my grandmother.

I never understood why "oriental" is offensive and you have to use "Asian". India, Pakistan, even part of Russia is in Asia. Why do they get to co-opt the whole continent?


Somebody missed out on the 1990s. Asian replaced Ornamental as the preferred way to talk about those nutty cultures that grew up never driving a car properly or learning what side of the road was preferred.

The irony of this accident was you just know he probably normally drove 15 miles per hour under the speed limit. And probably down the center or left lane.
 
2013-02-06 09:40:17 PM  

Mugato: fusillade762: Amos Quito: /Either way, orientals are involved

Orientals? You sound like my grandmother.

I never understood why "oriental" is offensive and you have to use "Asian". India, Pakistan, even part of Russia is in Asia. Why do they get to co-opt the whole continent?


I don't personally find it offensive, just outdated. I mean, who still calls that area "The Orient"?
 
2013-02-06 09:40:56 PM  

Generation_D: Asian replaced Ornamental


Autocorrect, FTW.
 
2013-02-06 09:46:17 PM  

fusillade762: I mean, who still calls that area "The Orient"?


Occidentals.
 
2013-02-06 09:55:37 PM  
Ta-da!
 
2013-02-06 09:57:49 PM  
asian woman.  shocker.
 
2013-02-06 10:01:00 PM  
buffetoblog.files.wordpress.com

Someone should introduce these two.
 
2013-02-06 10:02:23 PM  

fusillade762: Orientals? You sound like my grandmother.


Your grandmother is/was a lot more polite than mine.  She called them all chinamen.
 
2013-02-06 10:05:02 PM  
We just finished a construction project in that building a few days ago and are getting ready to start another one. That Children's Hospital is world class.
 
2013-02-06 10:06:43 PM  
Don't worry dad.  I be there.  5 minutes!

i.dailymail.co.uk
 
2013-02-06 10:07:39 PM  

jtown: [buffetoblog.files.wordpress.com image 774x571]

Someone should introduce these two.


Is that the driver grinning at the camera? What a crazy biatch.
 
2013-02-06 10:09:22 PM  

wee: I lived in SD for many years, and those years I lived there lead me to wonder if "elderly" was the only factor at work here.


I lived in Claremont (a San Diego neighborhood) when all the boat people arrived.  True, for a couple years the sight of a Vietnamese driving was cause for terror.  But they got better.  Much better.   Now they're as good, or as bad, as everybody else.  That is to say, they're all a lot worse driver than I am.

CSB.  I was 20 and in electronics class the first day of college, circa 1980, maybe 5 minutes before class (e.g. no teacher yet).  A vietnamese guy was there.  A white guy turned around and pulled the ends of his eyes up.  The Vietnamese dude looked at him, put his fingers on the outside edges of his eyes, and pulled them down.

I was cool with the Vietnamese from that time forward.
 
2013-02-06 10:12:39 PM  
Oh, old people.

When will they ever learn??
 
2013-02-06 10:17:52 PM  

Amos Quito: Possibly related:

Toyota to spend $1.1 billion on unintended acceleration claims

Camry's fault or driver's fault?


/Either way, orientals are involved




It is our duty to sacrifice our lives to the highway god.

Blood for the blood god!

/It's a religion
 
2013-02-06 10:19:02 PM  

fusillade762: Rady Children's Hospital

Anyone else read that as "Randy Children's Hospital"?


Amos Quito: /Either way, orientals are involved


Orientals? You sound like my grandmother.


Sorry.

I shall henceforth be disoriented.
 
2013-02-06 10:22:41 PM  
Happened to me. Went from drivers seat to pressed against the right window to thru the back window in about 2seconds. Try grabbing the shifter or key switch with that going on. Monday Quauterbacks.
 
2013-02-06 10:30:30 PM  

fusillade762: Rady Children's Hospital

Anyone else read that as "Randy Children's Hospital"?


Amos Quito: /Either way, orientals are involved

Orientals? You sound like my grandmother.


Be careful, or he might put the Sheeny Curse on you.

img.photobucket.com
 
2013-02-06 10:39:25 PM  

The Angry Hand of God: Don't worry dad.  I be there.  5 minutes!


I finally understand the expression: for all the rice in China... joking.

That poor lil' bastard can't even see!
 
2013-02-06 10:43:57 PM  

Mugato: Eh, 70's not elderly anymore. She's just a moron.


Uh...

It took firefighters about 40 minutes to pull the man out of the Toyota Camry through a passenger door on a backboard.

Just sayin
 
2013-02-06 10:45:25 PM  

Mugato: fusillade762: Amos Quito: /Either way, orientals are involved

Orientals? You sound like my grandmother.

I never understood why "oriental" is offensive and you have to use "Asian". India, Pakistan, even part of Russia is in Asia. Why do they get to co-opt the whole continent?


It is offensive in it shows your ignorance of proper usage, that's all. It reflects upon you, not others. Goods or items may be referred to as Oriental. Peoples from a given area are Asian or area specific. On the overall people who have the benefit of education lean towards using terms that are 'politically correct'. It is a sign of respect towards others to address them in a manner which they deem acceptable.

I too treasure my old round two-sided metal multiple Checker games in one adorned with terribly stereotypical artwork of buck-toothed Chinamen pulling rickshaws and wearing traditional garb. And I miss Dean Martin crooning about Chinky Chinky Chinamen. And bartenders that would marvel at your new novelty cigarette lighter and exclaim "Damn clever, those Orientals!" Fight it as we may, times change.
 
2013-02-06 11:01:03 PM  

KrispyKritter: Mugato: fusillade762: Amos Quito: /Either way, orientals are involved

Orientals? You sound like my grandmother.

I never understood why "oriental" is offensive and you have to use "Asian". India, Pakistan, even part of Russia is in Asia. Why do they get to co-opt the whole continent?

It is offensive in it shows your ignorance of proper usage, that's all. It reflects upon you, not others. Goods or items may be referred to as Oriental. Peoples from a given area are Asian or area specific. On the overall people who have the benefit of education lean towards using terms that are 'politically correct'. It is a sign of respect towards others to address them in a manner which they deem acceptable.

I too treasure my old round two-sided metal multiple Checker games in one adorned with terribly stereotypical artwork of buck-toothed Chinamen pulling rickshaws and wearing traditional garb. And I miss Dean Martin crooning about Chinky Chinky Chinamen. And bartenders that would marvel at your new novelty cigarette lighter and exclaim "Damn clever, those Orientals!" Fight it as we may, times change.


Dude, that's such a gay argument.
 
2013-02-06 11:03:37 PM  

Generation_D: The way this usually works is they think they're already stomping on the brakes, so when the car takes off flying, their inclination is to stomp on the brakes more. And keep flooring the accelerator.

Brain seizes up when thinks its doing the right thing, then despite evidence to contrary keeps doing it.


Yup.  There are two patterns noted with runaway cars--it goes up with the age of the driver and with a driver that isn't familiar with the car.
 
2013-02-06 11:03:56 PM  
How do you know when an Asian family has moved into the neighborhood?
 
2013-02-06 11:31:08 PM  

Knucklepopper: KrispyKritter: Mugato: fusillade762: Amos Quito: /Either way, orientals are involved

Orientals? You sound like my grandmother.

I never understood why "oriental" is offensive and you have to use "Asian". India, Pakistan, even part of Russia is in Asia. Why do they get to co-opt the whole continent?

It is offensive in it shows your ignorance of proper usage, that's all. It reflects upon you, not others. Goods or items may be referred to as Oriental. Peoples from a given area are Asian or area specific. On the overall people who have the benefit of education lean towards using terms that are 'politically correct'. It is a sign of respect towards others to address them in a manner which they deem acceptable.

I too treasure my old round two-sided metal multiple Checker games in one adorned with terribly stereotypical artwork of buck-toothed Chinamen pulling rickshaws and wearing traditional garb. And I miss Dean Martin crooning about Chinky Chinky Chinamen. And bartenders that would marvel at your new novelty cigarette lighter and exclaim "Damn clever, those Orientals!" Fight it as we may, times change.

Dude, that's such a gay argument.


Don't be retarded.
 
2013-02-06 11:32:57 PM  

RandyJohnson: How do you know when an Asian family has moved into the neighborhood?



Plastic pink flamingos disappear from Mexican's yards and end up on the menu as Kung Pao Chicken?
 
2013-02-06 11:33:33 PM  
i.qkme.me
 
2013-02-06 11:35:45 PM  

Amos Quito: Orientals? You sound like my grandmother.

Sorry.

I shall henceforth be disoriented.


Cool. As long as you're not disorientated.
 
2013-02-06 11:40:15 PM  
My money says he knocked it into neutral, gunned it, gunned it some more, then knocked it back into drive while gunning it.
 
2013-02-06 11:50:59 PM  

Snotnose: wee: I lived in SD for many years, and those years I lived there lead me to wonder if "elderly" was the only factor at work here.

I lived in Claremont (a San Diego neighborhood) when all the boat people arrived.  True, for a couple years the sight of a Vietnamese driving was cause for terror.  But they got better.  Much better.   Now they're as good, or as bad, as everybody else.  That is to say, they're all a lot worse driver than I am.

CSB.  I was 20 and in electronics class the first day of college, circa 1980, maybe 5 minutes before class (e.g. no teacher yet).  A vietnamese guy was there.  A white guy turned around and pulled the ends of his eyes up.  The Vietnamese dude looked at him, put his fingers on the outside edges of his eyes, and pulled them down.

I was cool with the Vietnamese from that time forward.


"Round Eye!!!!  Why you eyes sooo round, Meester Round Eye???"  :D
 
2013-02-06 11:52:04 PM  
fusillade762: Amos Quito: /Either way, orientals are involved

Orientals? You sound like my grandmother.



I never understood why "oriental" is offensive and you have to use "Asian". India, Pakistan, even part of Russia is in Asia. Why do they get to co-opt the whole continent?

In our family we call oldsters like this, "Toast".  When they do stupid stuff like this, we call them "Burnt Toast".
/Feel free to discuss
//My84 year-old dad has a brand new Nissan X-Terra that he has already wrecked at 560 miles.
///The next day he borrowed my Honda "I'm not what the heck that damn thing is" (that's what I call it - it could be a Civic) and he propmptly wrecked it. Thanks Dad!
 
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