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2013-03-24 07:55:21 AM
Looks like one of those Tough-Shed commercials.
 
2013-03-24 08:33:00 AM
"In the butt, Alex?"
 
2013-03-24 08:56:40 AM
The back of a Volkswagen?
 
2013-03-24 09:30:51 AM
That *is* an unusual place to make out with your sweetheart. The neighbors could see everything!

/Kids nowadays. When I was a youngster, we "parked" in scenic places on little-used roads, not in front of the entire neighborhood.
 
2013-03-24 09:42:14 AM
If you park on my roof you won't need a ladder.
 
2013-03-24 09:56:39 AM
"There was a mechanical issue with the car."

Yeah! These modern cars just won't stop on their own when the driver stomps on the accelerator and not the brake.
 
2013-03-24 09:58:04 AM
The roof, the roof, the roof is under tire . . .
 
2013-03-24 09:58:31 AM
GO HOME CAR ON ROOF  YOUR TRUNK
 
2013-03-24 09:59:24 AM
FTFA: "A preliminary report indicated there was a mechanical issue with the car, according to the Glendale Police Department."

So, dude's pint fell under the brake pedal?

/so hate when that happens
 
2013-03-24 09:59:26 AM

netringer: "There was a mechanical issue with the car."

Yeah! These modern cars just won't stop on their own when the driver stomps on the accelerator and not the brake.


How else to get the the farmer's market in a hurry?
 
2013-03-24 10:01:50 AM
Women drivers.  Sheesh.
 
2013-03-24 10:01:57 AM
Get off my lawn roof
 
2013-03-24 10:02:40 AM
I like the fact that TFA actually includes a pic which makes it clear how the car ended up where it did.
 
2013-03-24 10:02:55 AM
Some people will do anything to avoid paying for parking.
 
2013-03-24 10:04:14 AM
Stupid iPhone. Shoulda got a Droid.
 
2013-03-24 10:04:56 AM
That is one well built roof. Would not expect that from the looks of the neighborhood/architecture.
 
2013-03-24 10:06:15 AM
TA DA
 
GBB
2013-03-24 10:06:21 AM
Hurricane Clips??  My roof has Cadillac Bolts!
 
2013-03-24 10:06:50 AM
"There was a gentleman that was in the house that was home at the time, but he was not hurt," Glendale Fire Department spokesman Carlos Guerrero said.

But was the man at home?
 
2013-03-24 10:07:30 AM
OK, but dogs CAN look up.
 
2013-03-24 10:08:56 AM

beantowndog: If you park on my roof you won't need a ladder.


Mom locked you into your basement "bachelor pad" and moved the house?
 
2013-03-24 10:09:58 AM
"Ejector300 Class, babe!"
 
2013-03-24 10:10:24 AM
Hah. Lightweight. Here's a what a real driver can do with an Audi TT

news.bbcimg.co.uk
 
2013-03-24 10:11:10 AM
I need to quit using the Apple Maps app
 
2013-03-24 10:13:30 AM
orbister: Hah. Lightweight. Here's a what a real driver can do with an Audi TT

[news.bbcimg.co.uk image 624x351]


Are you a wizard?
 
2013-03-24 10:14:36 AM

italie: That is one well built roof. Would not expect that from the looks of the neighborhood/architecture.


That was my thought, I wonder if it is because of earthquake building codes.
 
2013-03-24 10:15:07 AM
So hate those technical BSAS issues.


/Between Seat And Steering wheel
 
2013-03-24 10:15:08 AM
someone post a gps-related caption yet?

 give-a  give-a  give-a garmin!
 
2013-03-24 10:16:00 AM

Oldiron_79: Are you a wizard?


It wasn't me. And it beats me how he did it - I just can't work out what trajectory would take the Audi into that position and leave the other rich bastard cars relatively unscathed.
 
2013-03-24 10:16:39 AM
img14.imageshack.us
 
2013-03-24 10:16:58 AM
Ah, but did she swallow before the crash?
 
2013-03-24 10:19:11 AM

Tom_Slick: italie: That is one well built roof. Would not expect that from the looks of the neighborhood/architecture.

That was my thought, I wonder if it is because of earthquake building codes.


It looks like most of the weight is bearing on the outer wall of the house.
 
2013-03-24 10:22:26 AM
clearly he was trying to jump the house and fell short

media.nbcbayarea.com

/way short
 
2013-03-24 10:24:29 AM

lunkhed: So hate those technical BSAS issues.


/Between Seat And Steering wheel


Bad master cylinder actuator.
 
2013-03-24 10:26:26 AM
Horsebolt McStabledoor:   That picture makes the "mechanical problem" look like b.s.  He only meant to drive halfway across the lawn?
 
2013-03-24 10:26:26 AM

Tom_Slick: italie: That is one well built roof. Would not expect that from the looks of the neighborhood/architecture.

That was my thought, I wonder if it is because of earthquake building codes.


Not really versed on earthquake codes, unsure what they mean for roof loading. It surprises my that anything short of a 2x8/2x10  stick framed roof would survive the initial impact, let alone the loading. To me, that structure looks from the outside to be either a pre-fab truss or an older 2x4/2x6 stick framed roof.

Very impressive to say the least.
 
2013-03-24 10:27:33 AM
In hot pursuit:

i212.photobucket.com
 
2013-03-24 10:29:56 AM
Still the undisputed champ

buffetoblog.files.wordpress.com
 
2013-03-24 10:29:59 AM

italie: Tom_Slick: italie: That is one well built roof. Would not expect that from the looks of the neighborhood/architecture.

That was my thought, I wonder if it is because of earthquake building codes.

Not really versed on earthquake codes, unsure what they mean for roof loading. It surprises my that anything short of a 2x8/2x10  stick framed roof would survive the initial impact, let alone the loading. To me, that structure looks from the outside to be either a pre-fab truss or an older 2x4/2x6 stick framed roof.

Very impressive to say the least.


Correction...Enlarging the image shows a bit of the rafter rake, looks to be an older 2x6/2x8 stick frame.
 
2013-03-24 10:32:57 AM

italie: Tom_Slick: italie: That is one well built roof. Would not expect that from the looks of the neighborhood/architecture.

That was my thought, I wonder if it is because of earthquake building codes.

Not really versed on earthquake codes, unsure what they mean for roof loading. It surprises my that anything short of a 2x8/2x10  stick framed roof would survive the initial impact, let alone the loading. To me, that structure looks from the outside to be either a pre-fab truss or an older 2x4/2x6 stick framed roof.

Very impressive to say the least.


That was my thinking, I figure my roof would at the very least would have shifted off of the structure due to the initial impact, which is why I wondered about earthquake building codes.
 
2013-03-24 10:35:26 AM
Leave the driving into houses to the professionals:

i212.photobucket.com
 
2013-03-24 10:35:51 AM
Well when your usual spot is taken up by a bloody tampon, it's ok to park in an unusual place.
 
TWX
2013-03-24 10:41:06 AM

orbister: Oldiron_79: Are you a wizard?

It wasn't me. And it beats me how he did it - I just can't work out what trajectory would take the Audi into that position and leave the other rich bastard cars relatively unscathed.


Look closer, they're not unscathed. The BMW was the ramp (its front side is distorted) and roof of the wagon is bent where the TT got more lift.

There was probably something next to the BMW that helped get the TT up high enough to not just crash into it and stop.
 
2013-03-24 10:44:14 AM
Still a personal favorite

http://www.ahwatukee.com/localnews/article_7f5f6826-5ffc-5333-8e36-8 1e caa33c230.html?mode=image


Drove past moments after this happened.  Still causes a chuckle any time I pass by.
/end csb
 
2013-03-24 10:48:14 AM
From the comments:

In the picture it looks like the GPS navigation app system is out of line. It is clear that caused the drift to the right because there is no skid or brake marks. This can happen when the system is not in sync with the eyes and hand control system.

I know that whenever my GPS display is rotated a few degrees, I end up driving right into a house.
 
2013-03-24 10:49:34 AM
Is that car AWD??  Stuck in inaccessible place?

Ref: previous thread
 
2013-03-24 10:57:10 AM
Glendale Blvd, that's where I'm a--oh sh*t.
 
2013-03-24 10:58:32 AM

Frankenstorm: "There was a gentleman that was in the house that was home at the time, but he was not hurt," Glendale Fire Department spokesman Carlos Guerrero said.

But was the man at home?


Does the homeowner get to keep the car?
 
2013-03-24 10:59:48 AM
The comments in the article are entertaining as well.
 
gja [TotalFark]
2013-03-24 11:00:29 AM

SnarfVader: In hot pursuit:

[i212.photobucket.com image 500x333]

in pursuit of what? A cat up the tree?
LULZ. I bet it sucked to fill out that report.
 
2013-03-24 11:02:39 AM

thesharkman: The comments in the article are entertaining as well.


I love how several auto engineering experts there have concluded exactly what caused this accident.
 
2013-03-24 11:19:30 AM

poe_zlaw: I need to quit using the Apple Maps app


images.sodahead.com
 
2013-03-24 11:20:44 AM

Xcott: From the comments:

In the picture it looks like the GPS navigation app system is out of line. It is clear that caused the drift to the right because there is no skid or brake marks. This can happen when the system is not in sync with the eyes and hand control system.

I know that whenever my GPS display is rotated a few degrees, I end up driving right into a house.


The hell? Do people really think GPS systems drive the cars?
 
2013-03-24 11:24:04 AM
Ho Ho Ho
Who wouldn't go
Up on the roof top
Crash Crash Crash
Before the cops get here
Someone hide my stash
 
2013-03-24 11:24:08 AM

DeerNuts: The hell? Do people really think GPS systems drive the cars?


My GPS thinks I'm gay.
 
2013-03-24 11:26:14 AM

DeerNuts: Xcott: From the comments:

In the picture it looks like the GPS navigation app system is out of line. It is clear that caused the drift to the right because there is no skid or brake marks. This can happen when the system is not in sync with the eyes and hand control system.

I know that whenever my GPS display is rotated a few degrees, I end up driving right into a house.

The hell? Do people really think GPS systems drive the cars?


Self-driving cars, like the google maps cars?  Yes.
This obviously is a new car.  Look at the image again.
 
2013-03-24 11:26:46 AM
pics.imcdb.org
 
2013-03-24 11:28:22 AM

tenpoundsofcheese: Self-driving cars, like the google maps cars? Yes.
This obviously is a new car. Look at the image again.


Somebody's been freebasing kitty litter again.
 
2013-03-24 11:33:15 AM
Honestly, this is what happens when you fight the central planning office. You didn't want to let yor house be bulldozed for that bypass, fine they build it on top of your house and increasingly improbable things start happening, cars falling on you, sofas popping in and out of existence, missiles turning into humpback whales.

Excuse me, I need some beer and peanuts, I feel a teleportation is in my near future.
 
2013-03-24 11:36:30 AM
The "mechanical problem" was a broken breathalizer bypass.
 
2013-03-24 11:56:20 AM
Over the sidewalk, across the lawn, onto the neighbor's roof: Nothing but air.
 
2013-03-24 12:04:18 PM
cbsboston.files.wordpress.com
 
2013-03-24 12:06:46 PM

Frankenstorm: "There was a gentleman that was in the house that was home at the time, but he was not hurt," Glendale Fire Department spokesman Carlos Guerrero said.

But was the man at home?


At least we know that the house was home.
 
2013-03-24 12:09:41 PM

hetheeme: Honestly, this is what happens when you fight the central planning office. You didn't want to let yor house be bulldozed for that bypass, fine they build it on top of your house and increasingly improbable things start happening, cars falling on you, sofas popping in and out of existence, missiles turning into humpback whales.

Excuse me, I need some beer and peanuts, I feel a teleportation is in my near future.


On the plus side, sometimes this leads to you learning to fly. Maybe that's what the driver was attempting when he forgot to not hit the ground.
 
2013-03-24 12:13:53 PM
russlar: [cbsboston.files.wordpress.com image 300x226]

You Sonofabiatch, you divided by zero
 
2013-03-24 12:19:32 PM
MyNameIsMofuga: WomenGlendale drivers.  Sheesh.

FTFY. The shiatty driving in Glendale is astounding.
 
2013-03-24 12:37:09 PM

Horsebolt McStabledoor: clearly he was trying to jump the house and fell short

[media.nbcbayarea.com image 722x406]

/way short


I've made that jump, in a freaking fire truck, in GTAIV
 
2013-03-24 12:55:51 PM

Dragonblink: MyNameIsMofuga: WomenGlendale drivers.  Sheesh.

FTFY. The shiatty driving in Glendale is astounding.


That. I hate driving in Glendale.

I live here though, so it's largely unavoidable.
 
2013-03-24 12:56:22 PM
Sure, maybe it really was a mechanical problem. But an article on cnn about the same incident says this:

"Neighbors told officers Saturday's incident was the second time the man crashed into a neighbor's house while trying to drive down his driveway "

http://www.cnn.com/2013/03/24/us/california-car-on-rooftop/index.htm l? hpt=hp_c2
 
2013-03-24 12:59:36 PM
How... No, I really don't want to know actually.
 
2013-03-24 01:13:06 PM

MyNameIsMofuga: Women drivers.  Sheesh.

See that second word from the story?
▶ A Glendale man lost control of his vehicle Saturday, sending the car down an embankment and landing on a neighbor's roof.◀
 
2013-03-24 01:18:24 PM

Altitude5280: MyNameIsMofuga: Women drivers.  Sheesh.
See that second word from the story?
▶ A Glendale man lost control of his vehicle Saturday, sending the car down an embankment and landing on a neighbor's roof.◀


Glendale?
 
2013-03-24 01:22:59 PM
Old, drunk, or road head gone bad?

You.
Make.
The.
Call.
 
2013-03-24 01:24:41 PM
Great place to park if you're anticipating a flood.  Either that or you have a vindictive girl friend who can't see over the top of the garage.
 
2013-03-24 01:41:30 PM
Sadly, he forgot how many Unique Jumps he needed and wasn't paying attention when he landed.
 
2013-03-24 01:42:15 PM
i.imgur.com
 
2013-03-24 02:06:15 PM

Altitude5280: MyNameIsMofuga: Women drivers.  Sheesh.
See that second word from the story?
▶ A Glendale man lost control of his vehicle Saturday, sending the car down an embankment and landing on a neighbor's roof.◀


No I didn't see that.  I looked at the picture and decided to make a silly joke.
 
2013-03-24 02:26:44 PM

FarkingReading: Ah, but did she swallow before the crash?


Unknown. But he did make it fly.
 
2013-03-24 02:34:35 PM
The elderly driver was unable to locate a farmer's market that met his schedule, so he chose the next best thing.
 
2013-03-24 02:45:54 PM
I can't POSSIBLY be the first one here to note that this guy in his late 60's has a smoking hot 20 year old Russian wife.
 
2013-03-24 02:48:10 PM
Old and rich. That's a Cadillac.
 
2013-03-24 03:12:31 PM

bingethinker: Old and rich. That's a Cadillac.


Yep...probably has one of the new 400HP ones and thought he was driving a sports car.
 
2013-03-24 03:32:09 PM
Good old unintended acceleration, the preferred mode of driving for the mythical overzealous staffer.

Go ahead, blame the car, as if it magically set itself to full throttle and somehow disabled the brakes, which are not, at their very core, controlled by electronics or anything more complex fluid pressure. The chances of both things happening at once, then mysteriously correcting themselves after the crash are, well, zero. Not to mention that there's no car on earth, including the 1200 horsepower Bugatti Veyron, that can overpower its own brakes.

But go ahead, blame the car, try to sue GM, spend a ton of money, all so you don't have to feel like an idiot for being too old/stupid/distracted to know which pedal you're stomping on.
 
das
2013-03-24 04:53:48 PM
I want the name of the contractor who built that roof!!!!
 
2013-03-24 05:01:38 PM
Somebody Slipped me a Roofie!


also


Farking Mapquest!
 
2013-03-24 05:57:38 PM
9to5mac.files.wordpress.com
 
2013-03-24 06:39:54 PM
I only checked to make sure it wasn't a woman driving. It wasn't.

/Happy Farkette!
 
2013-03-24 07:04:04 PM

thamike: DeerNuts: The hell? Do people really think GPS systems drive the cars?

My GPS thinks I'm gay.


Well, put in the address of the building NEXT to the gay bar, and figure out how to get the rest of the way there on your own.
 
2013-03-24 07:28:15 PM
I'm sure the mechanical issue was some dipshiat couldn't eat their foot on the brake in time.
 
2013-03-24 08:14:41 PM

89 Stick-Up Kid: I'm sure the mechanical issue was some dipshiat couldn't eat their foot on the brake in time.


Hold on...

I'm sure the mechanical issue was some dipshiat couldn't eat. Their foot on the brake, in time.
 
2013-03-24 08:21:10 PM

rhiannon: 89 Stick-Up Kid: I'm sure the mechanical issue was some dipshiat couldn't eat their foot on the brake in time.

Hold on...

I'm sure the mechanical issue was some dipshiat couldn't eat. Their foot on the brake, in time.


No, no, I think it goes...

I'm sure [the mechanical issue] was some dipshiat couldn't eat their foot. On the brake...in time!
 
2013-03-24 08:21:45 PM

rhiannon: 89 Stick-Up Kid: I'm sure the mechanical issue was some dipshiat couldn't eat their foot on the brake in time.

Hold on...

I'm sure the mechanical issue was some dipshiat couldn't eat. Their foot on the brake, in time.


The footwells in those cars are kind of narrow.
 
2013-03-24 09:24:10 PM

Dragonblink: Women Glendale

 ARMENIAN drivers.

/Yeah, I went there
//they suck
 
2013-03-24 11:22:38 PM
 
2013-03-24 11:28:47 PM
Are they banned from Argo, now?
 
2013-03-24 11:48:47 PM

italie: rhiannon: 89 Stick-Up Kid: I'm sure the mechanical issue was some dipshiat couldn't eat their foot on the brake in time.

Hold on...

I'm sure the mechanical issue was some dipshiat couldn't eat. Their foot on the brake, in time.

No, no, I think it goes...

I'm sure [the mechanical issue] was some dipshiat couldn't eat their foot. On the brake...in time!


wildomarmagazine.files.wordpress.com
 
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