Speaker2Animals: Mitch Hedberg (sadly) unavailable for comment.
Sin_City_Superhero: more than 20 people tumbled on top of one another when the escalator they were riding malfunctioned just before 1 p.m."An escalator can never break: it can only become stairs. You would never see an Escalator Temporarily Out Of Order sign, just Escalator Temporarily Stairs. Sorry for the convenience."R.I.P. Mitch Hedberg
Diogenes: Sure would be nice to know what exactly the malfunction was.Probably just stopped. And their legs were so atrophied that attempting to actually climb stairs made their legs all snap like twigs.
PhDemented: suddenly I have to play Raiders of the Lost Ark as he Katamari's down the stairs.
PhDemented: An escalator breaking while going up probably isn't that big a deal... you stumble and catch the guard rail.An escalator going down though, I can see injuries. Sure, I'm paying attention and holding the side, but the fat fark behind me isn't, and suddenly I have to play Raiders of the Lost Ark as he Katamari's down the stairs.
skozlaw: Sounds more like it deescalated quickly.
markie_farkie: Last year there was a power failure at Texas A&M and 40 Aggies were trapped on an escalator for FIVE HOURS.
This text is now purple: The larger worry is that the escalator doesn't suddenly fail into stairs, it fails into a very massive falling steel ladder full of people.https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MzRDWSYegNM
This text is now purple: Also this:http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/King%27s_Cross_fire31 dead, 100 injured, and it prevented the playing of Euston to Mornington Crescent.
mithras_angel: This text is now purple: Also this:http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/King%27s_Cross_fire31 dead, 100 injured, and it prevented the playing of Euston to Mornington Crescent.Dollis Hill.
WalMartian: "Help me, Lord Jesus!" (crash, thump, bang) "I'm halfway down..." (crash, thump, bang) "My, shoe!"
Tyrone Biggums: WalMartian: "Help me, Lord Jesus!" (crash, thump, bang) "I'm halfway down..." (crash, thump, bang) "My, shoe!"LOL. I wonder if anyone else will get that reference.
jaytkay: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MzRDWSYegNMWTF happened there? All I could see was a terribly overcrowded escalator, but the reactions looked like something worse was going on.
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