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2013-04-12 11:21:15 AM
A stolen leaf blower.  I win.
 
2013-04-12 11:23:49 AM
My kid.
 
2013-04-12 11:39:01 AM
A wheel chair.
 
2013-04-12 11:48:53 AM
It's not at all uncommon, but I'm always puzzled by where that one shoe comes from, especially when it still appears to be in pretty good shape.
 
2013-04-12 11:54:08 AM
A small dog in the middle of alligator alley in the Florida Everglades.
 
2013-04-12 11:56:21 AM

Sybarite: It's not at all uncommon, but I'm always puzzled by where that one shoe comes from, especially when it still appears to be in pretty good shape.


Passenger side person has one foot hanging out window while they are sleeping and the shoe falls off. Not noticed until they wake up and the driver isn't going all the way back 100 miles to get it.
 
2013-04-12 11:59:47 AM

Walker: Sybarite: It's not at all uncommon, but I'm always puzzled by where that one shoe comes from, especially when it still appears to be in pretty good shape.

Passenger side person has one foot hanging out window while they are sleeping and the shoe falls off. Not noticed until they wake up and the driver isn't going all the way back 100 miles to get it.


You just solved one of mankind's greatest mysteries
 
2013-04-12 12:07:09 PM
A proofreader.
 
2013-04-12 12:08:47 PM
img89.imageshack.us

A soul.
 
2013-04-12 12:08:57 PM
Free cat sign?
 
2013-04-12 12:33:40 PM
A perfectly good white boy.
 
2013-04-12 12:47:15 PM
An old PDP-11, still have the 8" drives out of it at home.
 
2013-04-12 12:47:27 PM
Your mom
 
2013-04-12 12:47:32 PM
Dignity.
 
2013-04-12 12:47:39 PM

Altair: A stolen leaf blower.  I win.


Your MOM

/*I* WIN!!
 
2013-04-12 12:48:40 PM

TanSau: Your mom


12 seconds...
/I was busy wiping off on the seat covers.
 
2013-04-12 12:49:01 PM
2- 4 drawer file cabinets
 
2013-04-12 12:49:27 PM
i182.photobucket.com
 
2013-04-12 12:50:01 PM
Snookie.
 
2013-04-12 12:50:25 PM
A wallet full of cash and credit cards.  Quietly and anonymously left it and entire contents on their porch a few blocks away.
/I had to because karma is a biatch.
//Happened twice in the last twenty years.
 
2013-04-12 12:50:52 PM

blatz514: Free cat sign?


Came to say this.
 
2013-04-12 12:51:15 PM

Cagey B: [i182.photobucket.com image 400x262]


That is awesome and sad all at the same time.
 
2013-04-12 12:51:19 PM
A toddler.

/man, that kid was *strange*
 
2013-04-12 12:51:49 PM
my mom?
 
2013-04-12 12:52:27 PM
A toy T.rex off the 10 FWY in Los Angeles.  I'd creep past it everyday in gridlock traffic, then one day it was gone. Its one of my life's great regrets not snagging it.
 
2013-04-12 12:52:48 PM
css:

Well, a friend of mine in grad school found an old toilet on the side of the road and hauled it into the lab.  It sat in the center of the floor, lurking and contaminating us and our experiments, for about two months.  Blegh.

/css
 
2013-04-12 12:52:53 PM
farm5.staticflickr.com
 
2013-04-12 12:52:59 PM
A grammatical error
 
2013-04-12 12:53:08 PM

Cagey B:


Stained by Pee Wee.
 
2013-04-12 12:53:12 PM
A semi truck slid off the southbound side of the interstate and split open in the snow. There must have been hundreds of cans of Budweiser sitting in the snow after the pulled the semi and the trailer away. I don't really think anyone handling the cleanup thought the beer would stay around. I saw beer on the way up to Champaign on the northbound side of I-57. About two hours later, when I was heading south, the place had been picked clean. Lots of tire marks and footprints in the snow. It was salvagers because I know the cleanup people like to travel in a single file to hide their numbers.
 
2013-04-12 12:53:34 PM
A boat.

I assume the trailer had a flat tire and someone was coming back for it, but I could have had a free fishing boat if I wasn't driving a Hyundai at the time.
 
2013-04-12 12:53:47 PM
Detroit.
 
2013-04-12 12:53:55 PM

posicat: An old PDP-11, still have the 8" drives out of it at home.


Was it a model 1170 running RSTS?  If so, I wrote a Star Trek program for it in college.
/Back when computers were manly machines, not the girlie toys of today.
 
2013-04-12 12:54:04 PM

blatz514: Free cat sign?


Let's check with the judges... Ohhh, I'm sorry, we were looking for "a free cat". "A free cat". OK, Jim, you have control of the board...
 
2013-04-12 12:54:26 PM
Hope
 
2013-04-12 12:54:27 PM

Walker: My kid.


My dad would always threaten to leave us on the side of the road if we didn't behave. He actually made my brothers walk a mile in front of the car so they'd quit picking at each other.
 
2013-04-12 12:54:29 PM
i seen lots of things.  seen a yugo on blocks with a free sign.
 
2013-04-12 12:55:43 PM
Floor model TV about a month ago.

/It belongs in a museum!
 
2013-04-12 12:55:52 PM
I saw a peacock run across the road out in the middle of NOWHERE in Georgia. Does that count?

Also saw a dead person, but he wasn't "abandoned."
 
2013-04-12 12:56:06 PM

mcra0019: css:

Well, a friend of mine in grad school found an old toilet on the side of the road and hauled it into the lab.  It sat in the center of the floor, lurking and contaminating us and our experiments, for about two months.  Blegh.

/css


Did you use it as a sample stool?
 
2013-04-12 12:56:14 PM
A dead guy hanging out of the windshield of a crashed car.  I thought it odd somebody would throw that away, odder still to own one to begin with.
 
2013-04-12 12:56:20 PM

Cagey B: [Chairy.PeeWeesPlayhouse image 400x262]


Geeze I would have found a way to take that home.
 
2013-04-12 12:57:47 PM

The Pope of Manwich Village: [farm5.staticflickr.com image 640x480]


Sad tank is sad.
Also, it is Col. Klinck.
 
2013-04-12 12:57:50 PM
The middle class.
 
2013-04-12 12:58:36 PM
Tornado.
 
2013-04-12 12:58:44 PM
I just saw an apostrophe, vee and e on my way to the dentist just now. Perhaps they belong to Subby?
 
2013-04-12 12:58:53 PM
A combine harvester on fire on a dirt road turnoff
Technically it probably wasn't abandoned, but the owner must've run off to his nearby farm for help or extinguishers or something
 
2013-04-12 12:59:30 PM
I wore out a motorcycle and left it ion the roadside with a sign saying FREE MOTORCYCLE.

I also gave one away on Craigslist, it was gone in 20 minutes.
 
2013-04-12 12:59:42 PM
A sign that said(in block printing): 'Fresh Pie
and below in script                         and kittens!'

Not strange just funny/cute.
 
2013-04-12 12:59:56 PM
www.dnatestingblog.com
 
2013-04-12 01:00:37 PM
A perfectly good white boy.
 
2013-04-12 01:01:22 PM
Fire and rain.
Sunny days that I thought would never end.
Lonely times when I could not find a friend.
 
2013-04-12 01:01:26 PM
Martin Mull and his fabulous furniture.
 
2013-04-12 01:02:23 PM
A toilet sitting on the median in Baltimore, no, I didn't take it like someone's disturbed lab partner.
 
2013-04-12 01:02:53 PM

UberDave: A perfectly good white boy.


Sad that I came here looking for this.
 
2013-04-12 01:03:00 PM
Cannibal Corpse mix tape.

Yes, mix tape.
 
2013-04-12 01:03:09 PM

posicat: An old PDP-11, still have the 8" drives out of it at home.


Pretty cool. I have several 10 MB drives from PC XTs.  Nice paperweights.  Nothings going anywhere.
 
2013-04-12 01:03:27 PM
Hope. It took the form of a sign "Welcome to Camden NJ"
 
2013-04-12 01:04:13 PM
"...you seen...", "I seen", "they seen".
Very commonly spoken that way in Minnesota and Wisconsin, etc.  Still annoys the sheets outa' me and I now live in  Arkansas where it is state law to use an apostrophe to make a word plural.
(says a former Duluthian)
 
2013-04-12 01:04:23 PM
Last fall I found a bunch of broken glass and a rifle along with some skid marks, then I turned the corner and found a dead deer and a rolled pickup with two drunk hunters trying to crawl out from under it.

Apparently they bagged a deer on their first day out and drank all of the beer they had stocked with field dressing the animal/extracting it from the woods. I stopped to help them and one guy asked me to get his rifle off of the road. It was a semi auto with a round in the chamber. At least the safety was on.

The injustice of it all is that I didn't get a deer that year.
 
2013-04-12 01:04:56 PM

UberDave: A perfectly good white boy.


I reallllllly need to start reading threads before I post in them.
 
2013-04-12 01:06:16 PM
There was a M-88 on a road trailer parked on the side of the road for a few weeks near my dad's place in SC.  Guess they figured nobody would bother it.

upload.wikimedia.org
 
2013-04-12 01:06:26 PM
About 10 years ago, I found a 45-rpm single (remember those?) of the Rolling Stones' 19th Nervous Breakdown by the side of the road. Always wondered what the story was behind how it got there.
 
2013-04-12 01:06:29 PM
I seen the inside of a book
 
2013-04-12 01:06:50 PM
There used to be a carnival-prize quality stuffed Spiderman wearing a stained "wife-beater" t shirt sitting tied to a tree that I drove by almost daily.  The kids would get excited when we were coming up to him.  It was a sad day when the city cleanup crew removed him.  I always wanted to add another stuffed character from the Marvel universe and see if anyone else would play along until we had a whole Avengers team assembled.

I used to also see a couch on a ridge overlooking a major road here, the city removed it and it was replaced by a different couch and a recliner.
 
2013-04-12 01:08:44 PM
An auxiliary verb?
 
2013-04-12 01:09:32 PM
In no paticular order a huge box full of porn, womens panties, sex toy packaging, a beer keg, a litter of puppies (still alive in case you were wondering), and a cows leg,
 
2013-04-12 01:09:51 PM

Harry Freakstorm: A semi truck slid off the southbound side of the interstate and split open in the snow. There must have been hundreds of cans of Budweiser sitting in the snow after the pulled the semi and the trailer away. I don't really think anyone handling the cleanup thought the beer would stay around. I saw beer on the way up to Champaign on the northbound side of I-57. About two hours later, when I was heading south, the place had been picked clean. Lots of tire marks and footprints in the snow. It was salvagers because I know the cleanup people like to travel in a single file to hide their numbers.


da fuq?
 
2013-04-12 01:10:20 PM
A box of porn and dildoes.
 
2013-04-12 01:10:24 PM
I've seen things you wouldn't believe.  Attack ships on fire off the shoulder of Orion the TransCanada....
 
2013-04-12 01:10:45 PM
A butt plug...

I used to ride a bicycle 5 miles each way to work...the dead animal list included:  bat, rat, cat, dog, frog, deer, raccoon, opossum, chipmunk, squirrel, mouse, turtle, and a trophy size striped bass.
 
2013-04-12 01:11:13 PM
My first wife.
It's also where I left my second wife. Did one of you pick her up? ROFLMAO if you did.
 
2013-04-12 01:11:21 PM
A PAIR of CHROME Bertoia Batwings W/ the PADS.
That was a good day!
 
2013-04-12 01:11:47 PM

The Pope of Manwich Village: [farm5.staticflickr.com image 640x480]


He's winking at me...
 
2013-04-12 01:12:22 PM
rasica.files.wordpress.com
 
2013-04-12 01:12:35 PM
Score tiles from a baseball field. There were seven of them, all the number 7.

I took them to our basement hangout and strung them on a rope. The seven sevens. Hope it brought my buddy Gary some good luck.
 
2013-04-12 01:13:10 PM
Things Ive seen, manaquin, a canoe, a boat with a trailer and no tires, a turned over front end loaderand a burned out car. The car was on a bridge on the Potomac and DC and VA were in an argument about whose job it was to clean it up.
 
2013-04-12 01:13:40 PM

posicat: An old PDP-11, still have the 8" drives out of it at home.


Was it an 11/24 model? Somewhere around Omaha?

/Just askin'
 
2013-04-12 01:14:06 PM

TanSau: Your mom


Damn, you saw subby's mom on the curb too?
 
2013-04-12 01:15:18 PM
It wasnt even near any road at all, which definitely makes it strange... do i win? ;)

sphotos-a.xx.fbcdn.net
 
2013-04-12 01:16:43 PM
We used to have an employee that was always picking up junk from the side of the road. One day he found a pair of coveralls that somebody had lost the entire contents of their colon in. It also had one of the patches with a guys name on it. That guy came into our parts store a few days later and our employee asked him if he wanted his coveralls back, he'd found them on the side of the road all poo'ed up. The guy just turned around and left..
 
2013-04-12 01:17:09 PM

rkiller1: A wallet full of cash and credit cards.  Quietly and anonymously left it and entire contents on their porch a few blocks away.
/I had to because karma is a biatch.
//Happened twice in the last twenty years.


Huh. When I was living in Sunnyvale, CA, someone left a wallet full of cash and credit cards on my porch that didn't belong to anyone living there or my various friends who were there when we noticed it. We gave the wallet to the guy's bank and asked them to find him and give it back. He was most appreciative and wrote us a little note saying thanks. Hid driver's license had my address, but he'd moved.
 
2013-04-12 01:17:45 PM
A 1950's or older vibrating cushioned stool.  The lady would simply sit on it, since their was no other 'attachments'.  I didn't realize what it was till I got it home to tear apart for scrap.
 
2013-04-12 01:18:11 PM
A dead hooker.

No, seriously, a dead hooker. In a ditch by the side of the road in Tucuman, Argentina.
 
2013-04-12 01:18:53 PM

Bill_Wick's_Friend: I've seen things you wouldn't believe.  Attack ships on fire off the shoulder of Orion the TransCanada....


All those moments will be lost in time ...
 
2013-04-12 01:19:33 PM
Women: Can't live with 'em, can't leave 'em beside the road.
 
2013-04-12 01:20:15 PM
A piano on an I-95 entrance ramp. It looked like it fell off a truck and was pretty banged up.  They probably just said "Fark it" and left it there.
 
2013-04-12 01:20:39 PM
One halloween with my first/wierdest college girl friend and her other boyfriend driving to a halloween party we saw burning matress by the side of the road and considered it a good sign for the evening's festivities, it was.
 
2013-04-12 01:21:41 PM

Sybarite: It's not at all uncommon, but I'm always puzzled by where that one shoe comes from, especially when it still appears to be in pretty good shape.


It seems like it's almost always a sneaker or work boot. On yesterday's bike ride I saw a single woman's high heel shoe. It appeared to be in good shape.

On another ride several months ago, I came over a hill and there was a Chevy Suburban on it's side off the side of the road. There was a Mexican guy standing in the road talking on his phone. When I rode past the same spot about an hour later there were cops and a tow truck. As I rode past one of the cops talking to the Mexican dude I heard the cop say something like "No, this ID is not valid."

I guess the Suburban doesn't really count as abandoned.
 
2013-04-12 01:22:04 PM
I found a really good porno mag in the middle of the road one morning. I know it came from a pickup truck that had just passed me going in the other direction. For 1982, it was pretty explicit but still classy. I almost wrecked the car while driving and looking at it. I finally put it in the back with the spare tire or I would have definitely wrecked the car.

The numerous near misses on the highway gave me the idea of a cursed porno mag that killed everyone who picked it up. I had a couple of chapters done that I tried to shop around. No takers although one day, a guy that looked like Stephen King showed on my doorstep and beat me with his giant Wang (again 1982).
 
2013-04-12 01:22:05 PM

boredofedu: We used to have an employee that was always picking up junk from the side of the road. One day he found a pair of coveralls that somebody had lost the entire contents of their colon in. It also had one of the patches with a guys name on it. That guy came into our parts store a few days later and our employee asked him if he wanted his coveralls back, he'd found them on the side of the road all poo'ed up. The guy just turned around and left..


Why would he even touch it?  Did he loose his sense of smell and he got too close?  That's a 'burn it with fire' find.
 
2013-04-12 01:22:44 PM
Dead couger, the wife claimed it was a couger, I thought dog. After a sweep around that involved driving 10 miles to the next exit and twenty miles back to the previous exit... yep dead cougar cat.
 
2013-04-12 01:23:39 PM
i259.photobucket.com
 
2013-04-12 01:24:04 PM
A shoulder
 
2013-04-12 01:24:24 PM
a Polaroid photo of an uncircumcised penis.  I didn't touch it.
 
2013-04-12 01:26:43 PM

FrancoFile: Fire and rain.
Sunny days that I thought would never end.
Lonely times when I could not find a friend.


JT Ref ftw
 
2013-04-12 01:27:08 PM
Bill_Wick's_Friend: I've seen things you wouldn't believe.  Attack ships on fire off the shoulder of Orion the TransCanada....

BrotherEarth: All those moments will be lost in time ...


...like tears ...in rain.

// Time to die.
 
2013-04-12 01:28:02 PM
boredofedu: We used to have an employee that was always picking up junk from the side of the road. One day he found a pair of coveralls that somebody had lost the entire contents of their colon in. It also had one of the patches with a guys name on it. That guy came into our parts store a few days later and our employee asked him if he wanted his coveralls back, he'd found them on the side of the road all poo'ed up. The guy just turned around and left..

Why would he even touch it?  Did he loose his sense of smell and he got too close?  That's a 'burn it with fire' find.He used a stick to put them in the back of his pick-up. He said he recognized who's they were because the guy had been in the store that day with those coveralls on. And I did say he USED to be an employee, there are reasons why he's not here any more...
 
2013-04-12 01:28:02 PM
a burning car with flames flying over 20 feet in the air.  and not a soul to be found anywhere (no one was in the car, I checked because I was trying to be the good person... or, they were in the car, and, well... that would be very sad.  but it really looked like no one was in the car, and I didn't hang around once fire people showed up, or do any research after the fact, because I didn't want to know)
 
2013-04-12 01:29:10 PM

chickstan: I saw a peacock run across the road out in the middle of NOWHERE in Georgia. Does that count?"


Had the same thing happen a couple years back in the Nevada desert.  He just strutted out in front of the car like he owned the place, although he looked pretty bedraggled.  Didn't think anybody would believe us, so I rolled video of it and posted it on YouTube.
 
2013-04-12 01:30:31 PM
Sorry my skills are bad today...gotta get a new computer...
 
2013-04-12 01:32:01 PM
A giant KFC bucket...the kind that used to be on top of the KFC buildings/signs.  It's been in a field next to the highway on my way to McAllen, TX for at least two years.
 
2013-04-12 01:32:03 PM
A black bull that was so farking big you would have called him Bullzilla, stopped a took a picture but it lost the perspective he just looked like any old cow sitting in a field. This freaking monster was so big he could have made out with an Elephant. He was so big that he could have climbed Empire State Building and pawed at biplanes. He was even bigger than YOUR MOM.
 
2013-04-12 01:32:17 PM

rakasha681: It wasnt even near any road at all, which definitely makes it strange... do i win? ;)

[sphotos-a.xx.fbcdn.net image 720x960]


nope... that looks like a flood zone behind you... and that jet ski was parked there on the shore while the water was still high...
 
2013-04-12 01:35:42 PM
An acoustic guitar, still in its case.*

*Not my find, but that of one of my friends who was then driving a tow truck for his day job.  He picked up the guitar & gave it to me for Christmas... today he's a senior engineer, and I still can't play guitar.
 
2013-04-12 01:38:46 PM
a dead and bloated mule
 
2013-04-12 01:39:12 PM

rakasha681: It wasnt even near any road at all, which definitely makes it strange... do i win? ;)

[sphotos-a.xx.fbcdn.net image 720x960]


You win a free jetski.
 
2013-04-12 01:40:08 PM

Sybarite: It's not at all uncommon, but I'm always puzzled by where that one shoe comes from, especially when it still appears to be in pretty good shape.


bored/angry siblings on a long car trip... I know my brother lost a shoe that way at some point when I chucked it out the window when we were kids. Mum was so ticked at him for loosing his shoes somewhere *snicker*
 
2013-04-12 01:40:20 PM
Journalism.
 
2013-04-12 01:40:59 PM

Maul555: rakasha681: It wasnt even near any road at all, which definitely makes it strange... do i win? ;)

[sphotos-a.xx.fbcdn.net image 720x960]

nope... that looks like a flood zone behind you... and that jet ski was parked there on the shore while the water was still high...


Its actually a sand pit in NJ where we go offroading. It was all level land at one time, but they mined the big hole for aggregate for cement and stuff like that. its about 15 miles from the jersey shore. We assume someone was dragging it around for fun, so yeah, we did the same thing for months until it fell apart :)

Heres a shot from the next weekend
sphotos-b.xx.fbcdn.net
 
2013-04-12 01:44:12 PM
A truck with an absolutely gigantic mytery thing on it...turned out to be one blade of a wind power generator....lots of wind farms in the thumb part of Michigan these days.  You cannot imagine how big one blade it till you drive by one at ground level.
 
2013-04-12 01:44:21 PM
I was driving through the Mojave in the early 1990's and saw a car stopped on the side of the freeway, a guy standing near it.

On the roof of the car was the back seat, facing backwards, with words written across it in duct tape:

CALL COPS

/ I'd read enough Steven King novels to know better than to even slow down.
 
2013-04-12 01:44:27 PM
Not exactly abandoned ... but driving up I-65 between Purdue and Chicago a herd of cows had gotten out of a field and were stampeding north in the center strip.  It was disrupting traffic (obviously) but in about a half-mile the cows were going to run into a bridge abutment which would block their path.  However, we didn't wait around to see the results of cows all over the highway.
 
2013-04-12 01:44:28 PM

Bunkyb123: A black bull that was so farking big you would have called him Bullzilla, stopped a took a picture but it lost the perspective he just looked like any old cow sitting in a field. This freaking monster was so big he could have made out with an Elephant. He was so big that he could have climbed Empire State Building and pawed at biplanes. He was even bigger than YOUR MOM.


BS
 
2013-04-12 01:44:42 PM
I stopped by dead mans curve on clinton rd in west Milford, NJ, found a bag of bones.

turned out to be deer bones.
 
2013-04-12 01:45:52 PM
A live Indian.  Thought it was a dead body, and went back to investigate (middle of the night, 10 miles outside of Pocatello, ID), and he was alive and tripping.  His cousin Wilfred was nearby, crawling around a field on his hands and knees.

\csb
 
2013-04-12 01:46:08 PM

crzybtch: A truck with an absolutely gigantic mytery thing on it...turned out to be one blade of a wind power generator....lots of wind farms in the thumb part of Michigan these days.  You cannot imagine how big one blade it till you drive by one at ground level.


They manufacture those about twenty miles from where I live. I see them going down the road all the time. They are massive up close.
 
2013-04-12 01:50:06 PM
pute kisses like a man

a burning car with flames flying over 20 feet in the air. and not a soul to be found anywhere (no one was in the car, I checked because I was trying to be the good person... or, they were in the car, and, well... that would be very sad. but it really looked like no one was in the car, and I didn't hang around once fire people showed up, or do any research after the fact, because I didn't want to know)

I used to work in north St. Louis. A lot of stolen cars wind up there where they get stripped and burned. Sometimes the leave most of the car and only take the tires but mostly they get everything of value. If the fireman school down on Jefferson Avenue is in session, they usually send the trainees.
 
2013-04-12 01:50:46 PM
I saw an Army bridging vehicle once abandoned.

We had some flooding and the center span of a bridge washed out.   The National Guard showed up and because there was other access to the 7 homes on the other side of the bridge, decided to span the gap using a folding bridge launched from a special armored vehicle.

They didn't pay attention to the weight limits very well.  Drove their tank onto the bridge and started to launch their bridge, and the bridge collapsed dumping the tank in the river.   It stayed there for about 6 months until they could arrange to have a tank recovery vehicle pull it out.

They didn't seem to be in a hurry.
 
2013-04-12 01:51:43 PM
A man lying face down in a gutter, at high noon on a hot day.   Looked to be homeless, dirty looking like he hadn't had a shower ever.

Then a police car comes up the street and I think "jail will be a better place for him than out here".

Cop just keeps going.

/ I wouldn't want to pick that up either.
 
2013-04-12 01:55:16 PM

Rick-mind-if-I-call-you-Dick: A grammatical error


You seen one them?
 
2013-04-12 01:56:16 PM
A farker, at least I think it was one.

He was screaming and waving his fist as a blond woman sped away in a squeal of tires
 
2013-04-12 01:59:27 PM

Rick-mind-if-I-call-you-Dick: A grammatical error


Came looking for a reference to the Grammar Nazis, leaving somewhat satisfied.
 
2013-04-12 02:02:08 PM
Deflated and ripped up hot air balloon complete with basket.The basket was in the ditch; the rest of it all over the power lines.

/Never did find out where the pilot was.
 
2013-04-12 02:03:55 PM
Toilets.  Outside of multiple houses.  I think everyone within a three-mile radius got rid of toilets last year.
 
2013-04-12 02:05:09 PM

mjones73: A toilet sitting on the median in Baltimore, no, I didn't take it like someone's disturbed lab partner.


I saw a toilet sitting on top of a speed camera in Baltimore. It seemed...fitting.
 
2013-04-12 02:07:33 PM
A vibrating strap-on and a relationship
 
2013-04-12 02:10:38 PM

Summer Glau's Love Slave: Deflated and ripped up hot air balloon complete with basket.The basket was in the ditch; the rest of it all over the power lines.

/Never did find out where the pilot was.


Several years ago, my family and I were helping my hoarder mother clean out her garage.  We found a farking hot-air balloon in the back.  She couldn't remember how she obtained it.

I can understand forgetting that you bought a pair of shoes, but a hot-air balloon isn't the kind of thing you grab at a yard sale and shove under the bed.

/that house is gonna be an archeological dig when she dies
//provided I don't just burn it down
 
2013-04-12 02:10:54 PM
media.theonion.com

film at eleven naughty words
 
2013-04-12 02:11:05 PM
When I pick up trash along the road by my property, I regularly find bras and bikini tops that have tossed aside.

Have no idea if they come from the same woman yearning to breathe freely or if there is something about my road that brings passion and lust to some drivers.
 
2013-04-12 02:12:06 PM
This large wad of nylon string tangled with debris and rotting animal parts including what looks like a deer leg

sphotos-b.xx.fbcdn.net
 
2013-04-12 02:16:28 PM
i264.photobucket.com
 
2013-04-12 02:16:42 PM

nytmare: This large wad of nylon string tangled with debris and rotting animal parts including what looks like a deer leg

[sphotos-b.xx.fbcdn.net image 720x540]


I wondered where I lost that.  You can keep it, I started a new one.
 
2013-04-12 02:17:08 PM
img1.findgift.com
I found one of these on the side of the road while walking home from work one day.  At first I thought it was Cthulhu...
 
2013-04-12 02:17:35 PM

OlDood: "...you seen...", "I seen", "they seen".
Very commonly spoken that way in Minnesota and Wisconsin, etc.  Still annoys the sheets outa' me and I now live in  Arkansas where it is state law to use an apostrophe to make a word plural.
(says a former Duluthian)


Lots of things that are 'commonly spoken' are still wrong nonetheless.

/just sayin'
 
2013-04-12 02:17:44 PM
A dead-head sticker on a Cadillac.

A little voice inside my head said "...don't look back, you can never look back..."
 
2013-04-12 02:18:24 PM
In the late 80s, my parent's car broke down (I wasn't with whoever was driving). While they left to get parts, some rocket surgeon tried to steal it, in the process breaking off the side of the steering column with the locking part of the ignition switch. We kept pliers in the car to turn the (now non-keyed) ignition switch from then on.
 
2013-04-12 02:19:31 PM

nytmare: This large wad of nylon string tangled with debris and rotting animal parts including what looks like a deer leg

[sphotos-b.xx.fbcdn.net image 720x540]



That is a dragon pellet
 
2013-04-12 02:19:50 PM

Tonto's Expanding Headband: On yesterday's bike ride I saw a single woman's high heel shoe.


How did you know she was single?
 
2013-04-12 02:20:27 PM
Was out walking in the woods behind my neighborhood in 7th grade, and ran upon a Shoney's Big Boy.

Flash forward several years, and I was in junior college rooming with a guy from my high school I had just befriended. I mentioned the incident, and he told me how he had stolen the Big Boy and put it there in the woods where I found it.

www.filmhouse.com
 
2013-04-12 02:20:40 PM
Send them toilets back to Sixties, man!

yaykisspurr.files.wordpress.com
 
2013-04-12 02:22:59 PM

Sybarite: It's not at all uncommon, but I'm always puzzled by where that one shoe comes from, especially when it still appears to be in pretty good shape.


I always assumed abduction.
 
2013-04-12 02:23:58 PM
Oh, I forgot! My aunt and uncle got rear ended and threw their porn mag and some kind of Hustler optical disc out the of the Caddy before the cops showed up to fill out the accident report. I guess they left them there.

/Mom took a photo of it when she photographed the car
 
2013-04-12 02:24:50 PM

Walker: Sybarite: It's not at all uncommon, but I'm always puzzled by where that one shoe comes from, especially when it still appears to be in pretty good shape.

Passenger side person has one foot hanging out window while they are sleeping and the shoe falls off. Not noticed until they wake up and the driver isn't going all the way back 100 miles to get it.


Too many instances of solitary roadside footware for this to be the explanation.  Also, SRF appears in all seasons.  I've often seen SRF on top of snow.

The other frequent guess is "accidents, and the EMT cut the shoe of the victim's foot for some medical reason."  But the shoes are usually intact, and there is rarely another indication of an accident nearby or another location that the shoe could have rolled from.

I once rounded a curve near on Rt 18 by Rutgers and came upon a bizarre sight: the entire road was strewn with shoes.  Whoever was in charge of randomly distributing shoes across all the roads in America must have hit a bump and his stock of SRF fodder bounced off the back of his truck.
 
2013-04-12 02:26:16 PM
sphotos-a.xx.fbcdn.net
 
2013-04-12 02:27:15 PM
A whole bunch of right-foot socks.
 
2013-04-12 02:30:03 PM

boredofedu: boredofedu: We used to have an employee that was always picking up junk from the side of the road. One day he found a pair of coveralls that somebody had lost the entire contents of their colon in. It also had one of the patches with a guys name on it. That guy came into our parts store a few days later and our employee asked him if he wanted his coveralls back, he'd found them on the side of the road all poo'ed up. The guy just turned around and left..

Why would he even touch it?  Did he loose his sense of smell and he got too close?  That's a 'burn it with fire' find.He used a stick to put them in the back of his pick-up. He said he recognized who's they were because the guy had been in the store that day with those coveralls on. And I did say he USED to be an employee, there are reasons why he's not here any more...


Keep going. I think you're getting warmer.
 
2013-04-12 02:30:54 PM

tillerman35: Walker: Sybarite: It's not at all uncommon, but I'm always puzzled by where that one shoe comes from, especially when it still appears to be in pretty good shape.

Passenger side person has one foot hanging out window while they are sleeping and the shoe falls off. Not noticed until they wake up and the driver isn't going all the way back 100 miles to get it.

Too many instances of solitary roadside footware for this to be the explanation.  Also, SRF appears in all seasons.  I've often seen SRF on top of snow.

The other frequent guess is "accidents, and the EMT cut the shoe of the victim's foot for some medical reason."  But the shoes are usually intact, and there is rarely another indication of an accident nearby or another location that the shoe could have rolled from.

I once rounded a curve near on Rt 18 by Rutgers and came upon a bizarre sight: the entire road was strewn with shoes.  Whoever was in charge of randomly distributing shoes across all the roads in America must have hit a bump and his stock of SRF fodder bounced off the back of his truck.


When did this happen? Some deja vu here, either that I'd seen it myself or a friend told me about it.
 
2013-04-12 02:32:55 PM
An Emu. Thing got loose and shut down the one road leading into my neighborhood for several hours.
 
2013-04-12 02:34:51 PM

TheLastFrontiersman: A live Indian.  Thought it was a dead body, and went back to investigate (middle of the night, 10 miles outside of Pocatello, ID), and he was alive and tripping.  His cousin Wilfred was nearby, crawling around a field on his hands and knees.

\csb


Curry Indian or casino Indian?
 
2013-04-12 02:42:51 PM
My at-that-very-moment ex-girlfriend.
 
2013-04-12 02:44:52 PM
1) An upside-down Volkswagen Beetle right after it got its tire snagged by a soft shoulder and flipped.  It was still spinning like a scene from a Herbie the Love Bug movie.
2) A T-shirt for the Mogodore Wildcats football team.  It was on the guard rail right by where traffic snarled up on I-99 near Palm Springs, FL.  After a week of seeing it every day on the way to work, I hopped out of the car and grabbed it.  It was in perfectly good shape, so a quick wash and I wore that shirt for 20 years.  I later made a pilgrimage to Mogodore, OH, home of the Wildcats.  Beautiful town, Mogodore.  I've often considered going back there to retire.
3) One time, I was standing on a corner in Winslow, AZ.  My Lord, I must have looked pretty strange because this girl in a flatbed Ford slowed down to take a look at me.
 
2013-04-12 02:51:49 PM

studebaker hoch: Free cat is not banning material.

Pretty sure you need goats or tubs to get banned these days.


See, I was wondering that, hence why I wrote free cat in my earlier post instead of posting the pic.  I've been bannified for less and didn't want to take the chance.
 
2013-04-12 02:52:04 PM
www.blogcdn.com

There is only one correct answer.
 
2013-04-12 02:54:54 PM

tillerman35: Walker: Sybarite: It's not at all uncommon, but I'm always puzzled by where that one shoe comes from, especially when it still appears to be in pretty good shape.

Passenger side person has one foot hanging out window while they are sleeping and the shoe falls off. Not noticed until they wake up and the driver isn't going all the way back 100 miles to get it.

Too many instances of solitary roadside footware for this to be the explanation.  Also, SRF appears in all seasons.  I've often seen SRF on top of snow.

The other frequent guess is "accidents, and the EMT cut the shoe of the victim's foot for some medical reason."  But the shoes are usually intact, and there is rarely another indication of an accident nearby or another location that the shoe could have rolled from.

I once rounded a curve near on Rt 18 by Rutgers and came upon a bizarre sight: the entire road was strewn with shoes.  Whoever was in charge of randomly distributing shoes across all the roads in America must have hit a bump and his stock of SRF fodder bounced off the back of his truck.


I have also seen a road strewn with shoes for about a quarter mile down here in Texas...
 
2013-04-12 02:55:22 PM
It's so common it's not strange any more, but if you look carefully, you can often see large fragments of the English language languishing in abject neglect.
 
2013-04-12 02:58:26 PM
Another one of great ideas was called Freeway Fisherman. It was basically a fishing pole with a mechanical grabber hook. A passenger would spot an oncoming object and then decide at 70mph whether to drag for it or not. My commercial ideas always get hung up on liability problems.
 
2013-04-12 02:59:15 PM
Wow.....Free Cat didn't even make it an hour.
 
2013-04-12 02:59:37 PM
An entire car engine... Not out in the middle of nowhere either. It was at the corner of SE 82nd and Holgate on the east side of Portland, a moderately busy retail area in the middle of the afternoon.
 
2013-04-12 03:03:03 PM
2 bowling balls in a suitcase
 
2013-04-12 03:03:11 PM

Ned Stark: TheLastFrontiersman: A live Indian.  Thought it was a dead body, and went back to investigate (middle of the night, 10 miles outside of Pocatello, ID), and he was alive and tripping.  His cousin Wilfred was nearby, crawling around a field on his hands and knees.

\csb

Curry Indian or casino Indian?


Casino Indian, Fort Hall Indian Reservation is near Pocatello
 
2013-04-12 03:08:29 PM
A chair. It was wooden, high-backed and had leather restraints on the armrests and on the back for the sitter's head and torso. It looked like an old-fashioned electric chair but without any attached wiring. I guess it was some kind of restraint chair. Looked like something you'd see if the Addams family had a garage sale. And there it sat, right in front of a perfectly normal middle-class-type suburban house.

/nowhere CLOSE to Halloween
 
2013-04-12 03:09:03 PM

ChipNASA: Wow.....Free Cat didn't even make it an hour.


Well, it was FREE! That's a great deal no one could afford to miss!


(seriously though, do people actually find such a thing offensive?)
 
2013-04-12 03:09:27 PM
Most recent one was on the on-ramp to a freeway and there were a couple of lawn chairs with one of them occupied by a guy in overalls holding I assume a beer. For the following week and a half the chairs remained in various positions until someone picked them up. Where I live there're a bunch of suburbanites mixed in with a bunch of rednecks.
 
2013-04-12 03:13:58 PM
I once saw a baby carrier upside down on the side if the highway. I did stop and check. It was empty.
 
2013-04-12 03:14:32 PM
1. Plenty of abandoned cars due to 3" of snow in Tulsa, OK. One hundred miles from the nearest hill.

2. One SUV with a tree growing out of the back seat. No blood, despite the fact that there isn't a chance that anyone could survive in any of the passenger seats (who carries a passenger in rush hour). Had previous thought "wrapped around a tree" was just and expression and that SUVs were fairly sturdy.
 
2013-04-12 03:18:06 PM

Thud'nBlunder: Detroit.


uboachan.net
 
2013-04-12 03:19:43 PM

TanSau: Your mom


This
 
2013-04-12 03:20:55 PM

Godscrack: [img89.imageshack.us image 236x156]

A soul.


Very well played, Sir.
 
2013-04-12 03:20:58 PM

tillerman35: I once rounded a curve near on Rt 18 by Rutgers and came upon a bizarre sight: the entire road was strewn with shoes.


It was that rarest of Fortean events...a Rain of Shoes
 
2013-04-12 03:22:58 PM

MagicBoris: ChipNASA: Wow.....Free Cat didn't even make it an hour.

Well, it was FREE! That's a great deal no one could afford to miss!


(seriously though, do people actually find such a thing offensive?)


Is that pic banned by the lame mods now?  I expected to see it in the first 2 or 3 posts.

Fark disappoints again.
/I'll get over it
 
2013-04-12 03:24:51 PM
Not abandoned, but def the funniest thing I've seen on the side of the road...and before you start getting any ideas, I'm sure it was a legit stop


s22.postimg.org
 
2013-04-12 03:26:03 PM

CrazyCracka420: Not abandoned, but def the funniest thing I've seen on the side of the road...and before you start getting any ideas, I'm sure it was a legit stop [s22.postimg.org image 850x637]



He got to pay da toll

Da donut toll
 
2013-04-12 03:28:04 PM

CrazyCracka420: Not abandoned, but def the funniest thing I've seen on the side of the road...and before you start getting any ideas, I'm sure it was a legit stop


[s22.postimg.org image 850x637]


When you think about it that is probably a good way to smuggle. What cop wants to fall into that cliche?

I can just imagine the conversation in the cruiser
"Oh come on Jerry you just know every jackass with an iPhone that drives by is going to post our pictures all over twitter. Just let it go man."
 
2013-04-12 03:28:44 PM

ChipNASA: Wow.....Free Cat didn't even make it an hour.


The mods even deleted my post (with no pictures) lamenting the fact that the mods would take it down and how uncool that fact is.

/farking mods
 
2013-04-12 03:28:52 PM
 
2013-04-12 03:36:37 PM

Maul555: ChipNASA: Wow.....Free Cat didn't even make it an hour.

The mods even deleted my post (with no pictures) lamenting the fact that the mods would take it down and how uncool that fact is.

/farking mods


They deleted my post about how fast they'd take it down and I bet they come back and delete the posts about deleting the posts about teir not liking Free Cat and deleting the posts.
/deleting posts.
 
2013-04-12 03:39:30 PM

ChipNASA: Maul555: ChipNASA: Wow.....Free Cat didn't even make it an hour.

The mods even deleted my post (with no pictures) lamenting the fact that the mods would take it down and how uncool that fact is.

/farking mods

They deleted my post about how fast they'd take it down and I bet they come back and delete the posts about deleting the posts about teir not liking Free Cat and deleting the posts.
/deleting posts.



I like where this is going, so I will reply to it for the lulz.
 
2013-04-12 03:46:03 PM

Psycoholic_Slag: ChipNASA: Maul555: ChipNASA: Wow.....Free Cat didn't even make it an hour.

The mods even deleted my post (with no pictures) lamenting the fact that the mods would take it down and how uncool that fact is.

/farking mods

They deleted my post about how fast they'd take it down and I bet they come back and delete the posts about deleting the posts about teir not liking Free Cat and deleting the posts.
/deleting posts.


I like where this is going, so I will reply to it for the lulz.


i.imgur.com
 
2013-04-12 03:46:06 PM

Psycoholic_Slag: ChipNASA: Maul555: ChipNASA: Wow.....Free Cat didn't even make it an hour.

The mods even deleted my post (with no pictures) lamenting the fact that the mods would take it down and how uncool that fact is.

/farking mods

They deleted my post about how fast they'd take it down and I bet they come back and delete the posts about deleting the posts about teir not liking Free Cat and deleting the posts.
/deleting posts.


I like where this is going, so I will reply to it for the lulz.


Let's do this, people. Let's keep Free Cat's legacy alive...
 
2013-04-12 03:47:25 PM
A whole pallet of bananas! In a residential neighborhood!
shrink-wrapped! seriously WTF!
 
2013-04-12 03:48:04 PM

ChipNASA: Psycoholic_Slag: ChipNASA: Maul555: ChipNASA: Wow.....Free Cat didn't even make it an hour.

The mods even deleted my post (with no pictures) lamenting the fact that the mods would take it down and how uncool that fact is.

/farking mods

They deleted my post about how fast they'd take it down and I bet they come back and delete the posts about deleting the posts about teir not liking Free Cat and deleting the posts.
/deleting posts.


I like where this is going, so I will reply to it for the lulz.

[i.imgur.com image 500x355]


Truf
 
2013-04-12 03:48:19 PM
A perfectly good sidewalk.
 
2013-04-12 03:52:17 PM

Psycoholic_Slag: ChipNASA: Maul555: ChipNASA: Wow.....Free Cat didn't even make it an hour.

The mods even deleted my post (with no pictures) lamenting the fact that the mods would take it down and how uncool that fact is.

/farking mods

They deleted my post about how fast they'd take it down and I bet they come back and delete the posts about deleting the posts about teir not liking Free Cat and deleting the posts.
/deleting posts.


I like where this is going, so I will reply to it for the lulz.


Dang, I missed it. Any chance for a repost?
/snark
 
2013-04-12 03:54:26 PM
What is this, AskReddit?
 
2013-04-12 03:58:04 PM
i.imgur.com
 
2013-04-12 03:59:29 PM
A pile of cow guts that fell off of a rendering company truck as it took a curve too fast.
 
2013-04-12 03:59:37 PM

ChipNASA: [i.imgur.com image 534x400]


ok fine... you wanted trouble?  well now you have more trouble than you can handle...

/favorited
 
2013-04-12 04:00:17 PM
imgace.com
 
2013-04-12 04:02:14 PM
In the early 80's near Lakehurst NJ, there was a painting company van flipped on its roof in a ditch. A large swash of silver paint on the road and shoulder and two guys head to toe silver standing in front of the flipped over van...they looked like two tinmen from the wizard of oz.

/chuckled for years every time I passed that spot and saw the remnants of the stain.
 
2013-04-12 04:03:27 PM
i.imgur.com
 
2013-04-12 04:05:38 PM
mom
 
2013-04-12 04:06:46 PM
 
2013-04-12 04:08:26 PM
i.imgur.com
 
2013-04-12 04:10:37 PM
A friend of mine and I found a loveseat in the road on US 19 in Clearwater. Figuring it was going to cause an accident, we pulled over and dragged it out of the road. We thought it would be funny just to sit there on it a while and watch traffic go by. Sure enough, a pickup truck comes along with the matching chair in the back. The loveseat had fallen out, and it took them 20 minutes to find a place to turn around and come back for it. For us, finding a loveseat wasn't that weird. For them, finding their loveseat on the side of the road with two goofballs sitting in it waving at them must have been really weird.

Same friend and I found an ancient television outside of Oatman, AZ. That wasn't weird. The weird part was that there was also a couch set up in front of it and other various pieces of living room furniture. Not just jumbled in a pile, but set up like a living room just hangin' out by the side of the highway in the desert.
 
2013-04-12 04:11:11 PM

Psycoholic_Slag: MagicBoris: ChipNASA: Wow.....Free Cat didn't even make it an hour.

Well, it was FREE! That's a great deal no one could afford to miss!


(seriously though, do people actually find such a thing offensive?)

Is that pic banned by the lame mods now?  I expected to see it in the first 2 or 3 posts.

Fark disappoints again.

/I'll get over it


socialeyezer.com
 
2013-04-12 04:11:30 PM
The Straight Dope tackled the Great Roadside Shoe Mystery years ago. Here's his analysis of it.

One time I was speeding down the highway when splashes of color from the roadside caught my eye. I glanced right, where the road was running parallel with a tree-covered incline, on which sat, in several orderly rows, an array of stuffed animals of all sizes and colors, all facing the highway. I obviously didn't have time to gawk because crashing is bad. To this day I wish I'd gone back to have a second look, though. Man that was weird. It's not like it was right near a school or anything, at least nothing that was visible. It was just, you know, your average roadside by a New England highway. Trees, trees, trees, horde of stuffed animals watching the road, trees.
 
2013-04-12 04:11:58 PM

ChipNASA: [i.imgur.com image 541x398]


So, uuuuh, are you making all of these up on the fly just to spite the mods?
 
2013-04-12 04:15:54 PM
Not first to think of this, probably just first to find it.
www.synthcom.com
 
2013-04-12 04:16:56 PM
 
2013-04-12 04:18:44 PM

MagicBoris: ChipNASA: [i.imgur.com image 541x398]

So, uuuuh, are you making all of these up on the fly just to spite the mods?


4.bp.blogspot.com
 
2013-04-12 04:20:38 PM
catmacros.files.wordpress.com
 
2013-04-12 04:22:41 PM
i.imgur.com
 
2013-04-12 04:22:42 PM
farm4.staticflickr.com
 
2013-04-12 04:25:26 PM

Maul555: [farm4.staticflickr.com image 500x375]


One more.....


HAVE A DERP WEEKEND!!!!!

www.swapmeetdave.com
 
2013-04-12 04:25:52 PM
"Free Cat"??

Hell, no!

--Dog
 
2013-04-12 04:26:01 PM
FREE CAT!!!!
 
2013-04-12 04:29:20 PM
i.chzbgr.com
 
2013-04-12 04:32:34 PM
Really really last one..... See you Monday.

i.imgur.com
 
2013-04-12 04:33:41 PM
i.qkme.me
 
2013-04-12 04:34:56 PM
Cat has the right to be seen on the Internet!
Cat was born a cat!
Cat has been oppressed for too long on Fark!


FREE CAT!
FREE CAT!
FREE CAT!
 
2013-04-12 04:47:07 PM
We were doing adopt a highway for the science club I was a part of in college, and one of the girls in the club who was the most naive person I've ever met in my life came across a 14" floppy sparkly blue dong.... She picked it up with her bare hands and was just whipping it around in the air. You never pick up a dong bare handed on the side of a road....

/csb
 
2013-04-12 04:53:21 PM
www.aspendailynews.com
 
2013-04-12 04:53:59 PM
Margaret Thatcher?
 
2013-04-12 05:06:41 PM
A not-quite abandoned anti-abortion vehicle. At least, I think it was anti-abortion...

Either way, that was one less Religious-Nutjobmobile on the road for the time being.
 
2013-04-12 05:12:51 PM
This...

i446.photobucket.com
 
2013-04-12 05:18:47 PM
I'm a truck driver, so here is my top 10.

1. Semi Truck hanging off an overpass.
2. A bear dragging a deer carcass.
3. A baby elk that walked up to me and started nuzzling my back while I was taking a roadside pee at 2am in Flagstaff.
4. A broken dog carrier. (Romney vacation gone wrong?)
5. 10 miles of pepsi bottles.
6, 25 tonnes of peas.
7. A dresser.
8. An EZ-Boy that blew in a dozen bits when my co-driver hit it.
9. A hover round.
10. A little old black lady that had walk 2 miles in the Georgia heat. (I gave her a lift to the next service station and made sure she would be OK.)
 
2013-04-12 05:37:12 PM
Free Dead Shoes in Utah Gangland (between Rockville and Virgin)
www.gregscott.com
 
2013-04-12 05:44:08 PM
Mah virginitah.
 
2013-04-12 05:45:06 PM
I saw a Tardis abandoned in Homer, Alaska.
 
2013-04-12 05:49:51 PM

cannonball: I saw a Tardis abandoned in Homer, Alaska.


I saw lots of abandoned panties in the Sawlty Dawg
 
2013-04-12 05:52:54 PM
A grammar manual, you naughty little subby monkey.
 
2013-04-12 05:56:57 PM
I bright green rain boot, inside was a purple bra, $5, and a pair of socks.
/hippies floating the buffalo
//naked hippy chicks canoeing is acceptable
 
2013-04-12 06:08:54 PM
Down the street from where I used to live were the American Airlines training center, one of their reservations call centers, and an air traffic control building. The streets around the perimeter of this complex are completely littered with those mini liquor bottles that you get on the airplane.
 
2013-04-12 06:18:58 PM
A cop with a radar gun.
 
2013-04-12 06:30:36 PM

big pig peaches: I once saw a baby carrier upside down on the side if the highway. I did stop and check. It was empty.


My aunt sends me an email about this every few months. She says that if you see one it's because it's National Gang Initiation Week and if you get out of the car you will be dragged into the woods, raped, killed, and then raped some more.

I gave up on trying to get her to use Snopes.
 
2013-04-12 06:49:17 PM
Not really abandoned, but it makes me happy:
img.photobucket.com
 
2013-04-12 06:50:57 PM

Tonto's Expanding Headband: Sybarite: It's not at all uncommon, but I'm always puzzled by where that one shoe comes from, especially when it still appears to be in pretty good shape.

It seems like it's almost always a sneaker or work boot. On yesterday's bike ride I saw a single woman's high heel shoe. It appeared to be in good shape.

On another ride several months ago, I came over a hill and there was a Chevy Suburban on it's side off the side of the road. There was a Mexican guy standing in the road talking on his phone. When I rode past the same spot about an hour later there were cops and a tow truck. As I rode past one of the cops talking to the Mexican dude I heard the cop say something like "No, this ID is not valid."

I guess the Suburban doesn't really count as abandoned.


Yeah one time on 101N in California, near San Francisco, I saw a burning mattress on the side of the road. 101 is an ugly, billboard-ridden freeway, especially compared to 280, which also runs up the SF peninsula. So from then on I describe 101 as a "burning mattress" kind of freeway, whereas 280 is more of a "state flower" kind of freeway.
 
2013-04-12 06:54:35 PM
Tonto's Expanding Headband: My apologies - I apparently quoted your post in error. Meant to quote the one above it:

Loving Teacher:

One halloween with my first/wierdest college girl friend and her other boyfriend driving to a halloween party we saw burning matress by the side of the road and considered it a good sign for the evening's festivities, it was.
 
2013-04-12 07:00:11 PM
A drum kit with drummer. He used to go just outside of town so he could practice without annoying the neighbors.
 
2013-04-12 07:11:44 PM
I found a .25cal auto when I was 9yrs old.
 
2013-04-12 07:15:22 PM
A sand pit may not be roadside (previous post), but having lived in Atlanta for many years, I knew the Varsity (drive-in) red-logo paper cups because they were very popular in Atlanta and Athens, GA.
Walking along the beach in Santa Monica, Cal. in 1978, rolling right at the waters edge was a Varsity cup with not a wrinkle.  It had the same logo, and said Atlanta and Athens. I saw a cat leaving the scene. (I made up the cat bit.)
 
2013-04-12 07:36:14 PM
I found a big boat a year ago on the side of the road near an abandoned airport in Indy. Will upload and post pic in a minute.
 
2013-04-12 07:41:03 PM
Green garbage bags of unidentifiable raw meat on a wooded cul-de-sac adjacent a BC trucking route.
 
2013-04-12 07:47:20 PM
Shiatloads of "Permanent Trailer" liscense plates...
 
2013-04-12 07:59:39 PM

yet_another_wumpus: 1. Plenty of abandoned cars due to 3" of snow in Tulsa, OK. One hundred miles from the nearest hill.

2. One SUV with a tree growing out of the back seat. No blood, despite the fact that there isn't a chance that anyone could survive in any of the passenger seats (who carries a passenger in rush hour). Had previous thought "wrapped around a tree" was just and expression and that SUVs were fairly sturdy.


nozama.typepad.com

Clicky for location
 
2013-04-12 08:40:45 PM
A dead cat with a sign nearby which said "Free Cat" and which also had an arrow pointing to the dead cat.
 
2013-04-12 09:01:17 PM

Mad_Season: [nozama.typepad.com image 400x222]

Clicky for location


When I was growing up, in Hamden, CT. there was a parking lot with cars half buried in the asphalt.

www.lostinjersey.com
 
2013-04-12 09:03:00 PM

Xenomech: A dead cat with a sign nearby which said "Free Cat" and which also had an arrow pointing to the dead cat.


pics or it didn't happen
 
2013-04-12 09:34:50 PM

probesport: Hope


Do you want to go to a party? You seem fun
 
2013-04-12 09:38:40 PM

Walker: My kid.


You can do that? I have to find my keys
 
2013-04-12 09:41:36 PM

The Pope of Manwich Village:


We all get sick of sloppy joes. Most of us don't feel the need to tank shiat up
 
2013-04-12 09:42:58 PM

Thud'nBlunder: Detroit.


Winner. Thread done
 
2013-04-12 09:58:07 PM

boredofedu: We used to have an employee that was always picking up junk from the side of the road. One day he found a pair of coveralls that somebody had lost the entire contents of their colon in. It also had one of the patches with a guys name on it. That guy came into our parts store a few days later and our employee asked him if he wanted his coveralls back, he'd found them on the side of the road all poo'ed up. The guy just turned around and left..


I couldn't be happier to not work where you work
 
2013-04-12 09:59:27 PM

sweet-daddy-2: My first wife.
It's also where I left my second wife. Did one of you pick her up? ROFLMAO if you did.


She scrubs up nice....
 
2013-04-12 10:01:22 PM

OlDood: "...you seen...", "I seen", "they seen".
Very commonly spoken that way in Minnesota and Wisconsin, etc.  Still annoys the sheets outa' me and I now live in  Arkansas where it is state law to use an apostrophe to make a word plural.
(says a former Duluthian)


You have truly lived in some awful places
 
2013-04-12 10:02:26 PM

BitwiseShift:


Holy shiat is that real?
 
2013-04-12 10:05:18 PM

zerkalo: Journalism.


Hurr and durr journalism has never been anything but biased
 
2013-04-12 10:06:06 PM

I'm on the Brute Squad: A dead-head sticker on a Cadillac.

A little voice inside my head said "...don't look back, you can never look back..."


You old
 
2013-04-12 10:08:22 PM

ARNOLD.HART: I found a big boat a year ago on the side of the road near an abandoned airport in Indy. Will upload and post pic in a minute.

i1196.photobucket.com

Finally found the photo
 
2013-04-12 10:11:02 PM

bsuboy: 2 bowling balls in a suitcase


Of all things posted, this would have freaked me the most
 
2013-04-12 10:26:28 PM

DreamyAltarBoy: I found a .25cal auto when I was 9yrs old.


I suspect that was a semi-auto. Learn the right terminology. An automatic will fire repeatedly as long as it doesn't jam, and there is ammo, and you hold the trigger. A semi-auto feeds only one shot per trigger pull.
 
2013-04-12 10:30:51 PM
I was with the 1st Armored Division. When we convoyed from Kuwait to Baghdad I saw a hellfire missle still in the crate on the side of the road.
 
2013-04-12 10:40:40 PM
Ive found a fake fireplace, complete with fake logs that were fake burned

I once tossed out a toaster oven, to confuse/annoy/surprise a friend who wqs following me

i once unfolded 6000 feet of mylar punch tape at 60 mph, i dont know how much stayed together

when i was in college i collected baseball caps from the side of the road... by the time i graduated i had 24, lost them all in the move home.

ive picked up and used loads of "trashure" from the side road, admittedly it wasnt "abandoned" but more discarded. this includes the very computer and monitor im using right now to post this. loads of office equipment, tv's, tools, furniture, rugs, antique toys, my latest find is a dyson vacuum.
 
2013-04-12 10:57:55 PM

Satan's Bunny Slippers: 2- 4 drawer file cabinets


It wasn't exactly on the side of the road, more at a sort of a pullout, but there were a bunch of 4-drawer cabinets. A couple of drawers were hanging open, showing that they were full of files. It turned out that they were old medical records (actually, if I remember correctly, dental records) -- complete with SSNs. It was a different time, but even then I thought that was pretty disturbing.
 
2013-04-12 11:05:21 PM
A guy butchering the Deer he had just hit with his truck.

A plane

A boat

A porn being filmed

An 18 wheeler rolling throwing cans of shredded crab and those ice cream with the wooden spoon thing.

A car that had just hit an 18 wheeler

A car that had just been run over by a Tow truck

/I drove tow truck at night for 2.5 years and I commute 65 miles each way for work now.
 
2013-04-12 11:17:36 PM
A CD of a live concert of the Blues Travelers.  At the time they were huge and I thought wow this must be great!  It was one of the worst CD's I had ever heard.  A week later I continued its journey and threw it out my window.
 
2013-04-12 11:36:07 PM

Rick-mind-if-I-call-you-Dick: A grammatical error


The strangest thing I seen abandoned on the side of the road was subtard's grammar.

/you beat me to it, damnit
 
2013-04-12 11:51:42 PM
I'm still trying to figure out why I only see a single shoe in the side of the road. Was a one-legged homeless person's day made? Where is the other shoe?
 
2013-04-13 12:02:15 AM
Years ago I was geocashing, and I found a small cashe near the Edwards AFB exit along highway 58 in California.  The cashe was at the end of a dead end road, and when I pulled up, I noticed something strange.  There were literally hundreds of pairs of panties scattered all over the road.  A reflector next to the road had about 20 pairs hung around it.  They were not granny panties either.  They all were rather skimpy, and mostly g-strings.  The only thing I could think was this was the place either the local high school students went to to 'park' or there was some kind of initiation going on with the E1 girls at Edwards.
 
2013-04-13 12:11:31 AM
A trail about 2 miles long that started with shoes and socks, then a pair of shorts, then panties (you could see brown stains on them), then a shirt, then a bra, then sunglasses, then a ball cap.  5 miles down the road was an ambulance and a police car tending to a naked woman with severe road rash on her shoulder and front.  Another couple miles down the road was a roadblock.  Apparently, the guy slipped her some Ecstasy , had some "fun" with her, then pushed her out going 70 down the highway.

I've also seen a couple of cars posed, one on top of the other, like they were trying to make baby cars, complete with the exhaust pipe bent to look like a phallus going into the trunk.
 
2013-04-13 12:20:32 AM
A banana wrapped in aluminum foil.

Also, once, an ancient, splintery baseball bat, left leaning against a lightpost.

/left the banana, still have the bat
 
2013-04-13 12:33:44 AM

gregscott: DreamyAltarBoy: I found a .25cal auto when I was 9yrs old.

I suspect that was a semi-auto. Learn the right terminology. An automatic will fire repeatedly as long as it doesn't jam, and there is ammo, and you hold the trigger. A semi-auto feeds only one shot per trigger pull.


Yeah, quick phone post while at work, thinking slow and typing fast. The first thing my 11yr. old brother does is pick it up and pull the trigger. Damn glad it wasn't loaded.
 
2013-04-13 12:34:32 AM
Center camp.
 
2013-04-13 02:32:19 AM

The Pope of Manwich Village: [farm5.staticflickr.com image 640x480]


I like your handle, hate Manwich though.

Maul555: Harry Freakstorm: A semi truck slid off the southbound side of the interstate and split open in the snow. There must have been hundreds of cans of Budweiser sitting in the snow after the pulled the semi and the trailer away. I don't really think anyone handling the cleanup thought the beer would stay around. I saw beer on the way up to Champaign on the northbound side of I-57. About two hours later, when I was heading south, the place had been picked clean. Lots of tire marks and footprints in the snow. It was salvagers because I know the cleanup people like to travel in a single file to hide their numbers.

da fuq?


???WTF How can you not get a Sand People reference?!?

MagicBoris: ChipNASA: Wow.....Free Cat didn't even make it an hour.

Well, it was FREE! That's a great deal no one could afford to miss!


(seriously though, do people actually find such a thing offensive?)


Well we do have a weekly "Caturday" here on Fark...

BrotherEarth: Mad_Season: [nozama.typepad.com image 400x222]

Clicky for location

When I was growing up, in Hamden, CT. there was a parking lot with cars half buried in the asphalt.

[www.lostinjersey.com image 600x450]


Um, has Stephen King ever written about your town? Because, damn...
 
2013-04-13 06:52:01 AM
Not terribly strange, but amusing: a very small tricycle at the side of a busy L.A. freeway. What made it funny is that it was parked perfectly on the shoulder, as if a toddler had a breakdown. Would have been funnier if the CHP yellow-tagged it.
 
2013-04-13 08:56:37 AM
Honestly... a road.

Where I grew up there was a zig-zag in US45 south of town, this long beautiful banked curve about 35° angle.  Was a fun place because it dead-ended at the interstate.  https://maps.google.com/maps?q=pesotum,+IL&hl=en&ll=39.906798,-88.289 2 98&spn=0.00674,0.013765&sll=27.698638,-83.804601&sspn=15.894185,28.190 918&hnear=Pesotum,+Champaign,+Illinois&t=h&z=17

It just got cut in half at the interstate and instead of putting a bridge there, they re-routed US45 a little.  It was, other than the high bank, a safe place to go on dirt bikes and do fast runs in cars.
 
2013-04-13 10:39:22 PM
i45.tinypic.com
 
2013-04-13 11:54:44 PM

prjindigo: Honestly... a road.

Where I grew up there was a zig-zag in US45 south of town, this long beautiful banked curve about 35° angle.  Was a fun place because it dead-ended at the interstate.  https://maps.google.com/maps?q=pesotum,+IL&hl=en&ll=39.906798,-88.289 2 98&spn=0.00674,0.013765&sll=27.698638,-83.804601&sspn=15.894185,28.190 918&hnear=Pesotum,+Champaign,+Illinois&t=h&z=17

It just got cut in half at the interstate and instead of putting a bridge there, they re-routed US45 a little.  It was, other than the high bank, a safe place to go on dirt bikes and do fast runs in cars.


Going up US 67 from Little Rock to Poplar Bluff is a stretch of road that runs parallel to the main road for about 30-40 miles.  There's also a stretch about 5 miles long from Olney, IL to Flora, complete with bridge.  Every time I pass them, I wonder why it was decided that those roads were replaced with a new road not even 20 feet away.
 
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