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2013-04-12 12:49:27 PM  
12 votes:
i182.photobucket.com
2013-04-12 12:53:12 PM  
7 votes:
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 12:33:40 PM  
7 votes:
A perfectly good white boy.
2013-04-12 12:53:47 PM  
6 votes:
Detroit.
2013-04-12 11:59:47 AM  
6 votes:

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 01:22:04 PM  
5 votes:
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 03:24:51 PM  
4 votes:
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 02:19:31 PM  
4 votes:

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 01:16:43 PM  
4 votes:
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 12:07:09 PM  
4 votes:
A proofreader.
2013-04-12 11:23:49 AM  
4 votes:
My kid.
2013-04-12 02:55:22 PM  
3 votes:
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 01:12:22 PM  
3 votes:
rasica.files.wordpress.com
2013-04-12 01:10:24 PM  
3 votes:
I've seen things you wouldn't believe.  Attack ships on fire off the shoulder of Orion the TransCanada....
2013-04-12 12:08:57 PM  
3 votes:
Free cat sign?
2013-04-12 04:22:42 PM  
2 votes:
farm4.staticflickr.com
2013-04-12 04:22:41 PM  
2 votes:
i.imgur.com
2013-04-12 03:46:03 PM  
2 votes:

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 02:44:52 PM  
2 votes:
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 02:19:50 PM  
2 votes:

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 02:16:42 PM  
2 votes:

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 01:24:04 PM  
2 votes:
A shoulder
2013-04-12 01:23:39 PM  
2 votes:
i259.photobucket.com
2013-04-12 01:01:22 PM  
2 votes:
Fire and rain.
Sunny days that I thought would never end.
Lonely times when I could not find a friend.
2013-04-12 01:00:37 PM  
2 votes:
A perfectly good white boy.
2013-04-12 12:58:44 PM  
2 votes:
I just saw an apostrophe, vee and e on my way to the dentist just now. Perhaps they belong to Subby?
2013-04-12 12:57:50 PM  
2 votes:
The middle class.
2013-04-12 12:56:06 PM  
2 votes:

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 12:52:53 PM  
2 votes:
farm5.staticflickr.com
2013-04-12 12:47:27 PM  
2 votes:
Your mom
2013-04-12 12:08:47 PM  
2 votes:
img89.imageshack.us

A soul.
2013-04-12 11:48:53 AM  
2 votes:
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 09:38:40 PM  
1 votes:

Walker: My kid.


You can do that? I have to find my keys
2013-04-12 09:03:00 PM  
1 votes:

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 08:40:45 PM  
1 votes:
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 05:44:08 PM  
1 votes:
Mah virginitah.
2013-04-12 04:34:56 PM  
1 votes:
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 04:33:41 PM  
1 votes:
i.qkme.me
2013-04-12 04:32:34 PM  
1 votes:
Really really last one..... See you Monday.

i.imgur.com
2013-04-12 04:18:44 PM  
1 votes:

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 04:16:56 PM  
1 votes:
2013-04-12 04:11:11 PM  
1 votes:

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 04:10:37 PM  
1 votes:
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 04:08:26 PM  
1 votes:
i.imgur.com
2013-04-12 04:03:27 PM  
1 votes:
i.imgur.com
2013-04-12 04:02:14 PM  
1 votes:
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 03:48:19 PM  
1 votes:
A perfectly good sidewalk.
2013-04-12 03:28:04 PM  
1 votes:

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 03:09:03 PM  
1 votes:

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 03:08:29 PM  
1 votes:
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 02:52:04 PM  
1 votes:
www.blogcdn.com

There is only one correct answer.
2013-04-12 02:42:51 PM  
1 votes:
My at-that-very-moment ex-girlfriend.
2013-04-12 02:24:50 PM  
1 votes:

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 02:22:59 PM  
1 votes:

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 02:17:44 PM  
1 votes:
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 02:17:08 PM  
1 votes:
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 02:12:06 PM  
1 votes:
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 01:39:12 PM  
1 votes:

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 01:35:42 PM  
1 votes:
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 01:20:15 PM  
1 votes:
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 01:19:33 PM  
1 votes:
Women: Can't live with 'em, can't leave 'em beside the road.
2013-04-12 01:13:40 PM  
1 votes:

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 01:11:13 PM  
1 votes:
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 01:04:23 PM  
1 votes:
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 01:02:23 PM  
1 votes:
A toilet sitting on the median in Baltimore, no, I didn't take it like someone's disturbed lab partner.
2013-04-12 12:59:42 PM  
1 votes:
A sign that said(in block printing): 'Fresh Pie
and below in script                         and kittens!'

Not strange just funny/cute.
2013-04-12 12:56:14 PM  
1 votes:
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 12:54:04 PM  
1 votes:

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 12:53:34 PM  
1 votes:
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 12:52:59 PM  
1 votes:
A grammatical error
2013-04-12 12:49:01 PM  
1 votes:
2- 4 drawer file cabinets
2013-04-12 12:47:32 PM  
1 votes:
Dignity.
2013-04-12 12:47:15 PM  
1 votes:
An old PDP-11, still have the 8" drives out of it at home.
2013-04-12 11:56:21 AM  
1 votes:

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.
 
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