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(LA Times)   ACTUAL HEADLINE: Big rig carrying fruit crashes on 210 Freeway, creates jam   (latimes.com) divider line 59
    More: Amusing, Big rig carrying, juggernauts, fruit crashes, San Gabriel Valley, Monrovia, Myrtle Avenue, freeways, tone hole  
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2013-05-20 05:46:51 PM  
brewpublic.com
Lone Starr!!!
 
2013-05-20 06:11:42 PM  
1.bp.blogspot.com
 
2013-05-20 06:16:41 PM  
Was it 15 tons of cavendish?

/am I doing it right?
 
2013-05-20 06:20:21 PM  

farkingismybusiness: [brewpublic.com image 720x390]
Lone Starr!!!


I see my work has been cut out for me.

/done in one, turn off the lights, etc.
 
2013-05-20 06:22:00 PM  
Was there thirty thousand pounds of it?
 
2013-05-20 06:23:38 PM  
Almost lost my coffee onto my brand new laptop.

Nice headline LA Times.
 
2013-05-20 06:25:07 PM  
''Save your breath fella! Here's a new jam we've just put out. It's called Painful Rectal Itch. You'd have to go a long way to find a worse name for a jam. And good? MMM WAH! With a name like Painful Rectal Itch you gotta bet that it's great . . .''
 
2013-05-20 06:26:38 PM  
Heaven preserve us!
 
2013-05-20 06:30:04 PM  
I cried.  Then I saw the related headline that said something like "Grapes of wrath, traffic jam lasts until 10 am" and I cried some more.  This was the funniest thing I've read all day.
 
2013-05-20 06:32:47 PM  
Big rig carrying fruit

www.gameinformer.com
 
2013-05-20 06:32:53 PM  
beats 30,000 Pounds Of Bananas

but more bananas than 30,000 pounds of beets
 
2013-05-20 06:34:43 PM  
Still not as good as the similar headline from a few weeks ago:

"It was a rasberry puree, the kind that you find on highway I-4"
 
2013-05-20 06:35:08 PM  

WeenerGord: Was there thirty thousand pounds of it?


Gol durn it all, you beat me to it
i283.photobucket.com
 
2013-05-20 06:36:21 PM  

UrukHaiGuyz: Heaven preserve us!


May the angels spread their wings...
 
2013-05-20 06:36:21 PM  
Aw, crepe.
 
2013-05-20 06:39:42 PM  
One day there were three tomatoes walking down the street, a mama tomato, a daddy tomato and a baby tomato. Baby tomato is walking too slowly, so the daddy tomato goes back, steps on him and says 'ketchup!
 
2013-05-20 06:39:50 PM  
Peanut butter jelly time.
 
2013-05-20 06:43:01 PM  
So it's like any other day in a West Coast city.

/At least the East Coast but the bullet and built mass transit.
//And BART's not horrible if you have to get to very downtown SF.  There just isn't fast mass transit from the East Bay to the Valley, which is pretty much the definition of "completely missing the point"
 
2013-05-20 06:44:51 PM  
It also created an apple pile-up
 
2013-05-20 06:48:34 PM  
its THE 210; not 210 highway
 
2013-05-20 06:53:16 PM  
So now they're smuggling gay mexicans?
 
2013-05-20 06:53:57 PM  
harry potter sang a song about that
 
2013-05-20 07:18:08 PM  
I'll bet tomorrow, the LA Times will have a full spread on this incident.

You guys are just jelly you didn't come up with these puns first.
 
2013-05-20 07:20:48 PM  

PokeTheCactus26: I cried.  Then I saw the related headline that said something like "Grapes of wrath, traffic jam lasts until 10 am" and I cried some more.  This was the funniest thing I've read all day.


Hey, other headline ...

img.photobucket.com
 
2013-05-20 08:03:40 PM  

forresttriax: its THE 210; not 210 highway


Hello fellow SoCal resident!
 
2013-05-20 08:28:33 PM  
Aw, hell really, our traffic gets a green because of a pun? The 210 has the potential to suck any time especially on either side of where the 605 comes in.
 
2013-05-20 08:29:10 PM  
Only one man would dare give me the raspberry.
 
2013-05-20 08:37:49 PM  
OK SoCalites, riddle me this.

It's not "The Main Street", "The Santa Monica Boulevard", or "The Mulholland Drive"

So why is it "The 210"?
 
2013-05-20 08:40:03 PM  

Tumbleweed Garden: forresttriax: its THE 210; not 210 highway

Hello fellow SoCal resident!


We also usually don't distinguish between state roads and interstates.  Like, "I-5" is uncommon; we just say "the 5" or "the 22", even though the 5 is an interstate highway and the 22 is a state highway.

Some words just aren't used here at all, like "expressway", "beltway" and "turnpike".
 
2013-05-20 08:46:06 PM  

FrancoFile: So why is it "The 210"?


There can be only one 210.
 
2013-05-20 08:49:45 PM  

Myria: Tumbleweed Garden: forresttriax: its THE 210; not 210 highway

Hello fellow SoCal resident!

We also usually don't distinguish between state roads and interstates.  Like, "I-5" is uncommon; we just say "the 5" or "the 22", even though the 5 is an interstate highway and the 22 is a state highway.

Some words just aren't used here at all, like "expressway", "beltway" and "turnpike".


And here in Ohio I say "75", "444", "35".  One interstate, one state, one US hwy.  Nary a "the".  Collectively, they are all "highways".  So why the "the"?

/in Texas, it's "IH-35", not "I-35"
 
2013-05-20 08:59:10 PM  

FrancoFile: OK SoCalites, riddle me this.

It's not "The Main Street", "The Santa Monica Boulevard", or "The Mulholland Drive"

So why is it "The 210"?


My guess it's because it makes it easier to distinguish one from another when giving directions, or the traffic report.  I hate it when they use freeway names but I know the numbers.  When they say there's a crash on the  the Hollywood Freeway I need to know if it's the 101 or the 170.

And directions? Easy. 101 to the 134 to the 210 to the 10 gets me to Palm Springs in two hours.
 
2013-05-20 09:22:49 PM  

FrancoFile: OK SoCalites, riddle me this.

It's not "The Main Street", "The Santa Monica Boulevard", or "The Mulholland Drive"

So why is it "The 210"?


Because way back at the dawn of car-time, there was THE Arroyo-Seco Parkway, which eventually was called THE Freeway, because THERE WAS ONLY ONE.

Then we got more freeways, and the conversation sounded something like this: (Hint --- read in the voices of Chip and Dale.)

"I'll be over ever so quickly, as I will be taking the freeway."
"Oh really? Which one? You know, we have so many now."
"Ah yes, of course, I should clarify. I will take the number 110 freeway."
"The number 110 freeway, you say?"
"Indeed, THE 110."

Now STFU and GBTwhatever the hell it is you were doing. I have an earthquake to wait for that may knock over a flower pot, while the Midwest gets chewed to pieces in yet another shiatstorm of GodMustReallyHateYou.
 
2013-05-20 09:29:48 PM  
Wasn't me.

/Broke down in Atlanta
 
2013-05-20 09:41:35 PM  
Came here looking for Harry Chapin references, leaving satisfied.

Good work farkers.
 
2013-05-20 09:43:26 PM  

catzies: FrancoFile: OK SoCalites, riddle me this.

It's not "The Main Street", "The Santa Monica Boulevard", or "The Mulholland Drive"

So why is it "The 210"?

My guess it's because it makes it easier to distinguish one from another when giving directions, or the traffic report.  I hate it when they use freeway names but I know the numbers.  When they say there's a crash on the  the Hollywood Freeway I need to know if it's the 101 or the 170.

And directions? Easy. 101 to the 134 to the 210 to the 10 gets me to Palm Springs in two hours.


You didn't really answer the question.  Why do you need the "the"s?  A civilized  person would take 101 to 134 to 210 to 10 to get to Palm Springs in two hours.  Another acceptable option would be to replace the "the"s with cardinal directions and take 101 North to 134 East to 210 South to 10 West (ignore the nonsense directions I put in without looking on a map to see which ones were correct).
 
2013-05-20 09:46:32 PM  
 
2013-05-20 10:15:48 PM  

FARK rebel soldier: Big rig carrying fruit

[www.gameinformer.com image 610x319]


I feel like I'm missing something. What is the point of the pic?
 
2013-05-20 11:03:53 PM  
editors&reporters pray for stories like this
 
2013-05-20 11:43:03 PM  

Bane of Broone: I feel like I'm missing something. What is the point of the pic?


I thought you were the bane of bronies?
 
2013-05-20 11:51:24 PM  

RogermcAllen: catzies: FrancoFile: OK SoCalites, riddle me this.

It's not "The Main Street", "The Santa Monica Boulevard", or "The Mulholland Drive"

So why is it "The 210"?

My guess it's because it makes it easier to distinguish one from another when giving directions, or the traffic report.  I hate it when they use freeway names but I know the numbers.  When they say there's a crash on the  the Hollywood Freeway I need to know if it's the 101 or the 170.

And directions? Easy. 101 to the 134 to the 210 to the 10 gets me to Palm Springs in two hours.

You didn't really answer the question.  Why do you need the "the"s?  A civilized  person would take 101 to 134 to 210 to 10 to get to Palm Springs in two hours.  Another acceptable option would be to replace the "the"s with cardinal directions and take 101 North to 134 East to 210 South to 10 West (ignore the nonsense directions I put in without looking on a map to see which ones were correct).

to 210 to 10

"210 210?" same as 215 to 15 "215 215". Can sound confusing. with the 'thes" in there it easily separates the names. 215 to the 15, 210 to the 10.
 
2013-05-21 02:29:13 AM  

FARK rebel soldier: Bane of Broone: I feel like I'm missing something. What is the point of the pic?

I thought you were the bane of bronies?


He also introduces The Trees.
 
2013-05-21 03:20:16 AM  
Done in the filter pwnage post.
 
2013-05-21 03:51:26 AM  

FrancoFile: Myria: Tumbleweed Garden: forresttriax: its THE 210; not 210 highway

Hello fellow SoCal resident!

We also usually don't distinguish between state roads and interstates.  Like, "I-5" is uncommon; we just say "the 5" or "the 22", even though the 5 is an interstate highway and the 22 is a state highway.

Some words just aren't used here at all, like "expressway", "beltway" and "turnpike".

And here in Ohio I say "75", "444", "35".  One interstate, one state, one US hwy.  Nary a "the".  Collectively, they are all "highways".  So why the "the"?

/in Texas, it's "IH-35", not "I-35"


Florida is all sorts of messed up with their naming. Some roads have local names, and people use them. Sometimes a road will have multiple numbers as well! Look at 192. It starts in Melbourne Beach (east coast) and ends in Kissimmee. You could potentially call 192 these names/numbers: 192, 500, 441, 530, 5th Avenue, Melbourne Causeway, New Haven, Strawbridge, E New Haven, W New Haven, Space Coast pkwy, E Irlo Bronson Memorial hwy, 13th Street, E Vine Street, W Vine Street, W Irlo Bronson Memorial  hwy.

Note that New Haven and Strawbridge are the result of 192 forking and then coming back together; both are 2-way streets. The problem is some businesses use one of the sub numbers, or the local name, or 192 itself. Now I know many of these roads once upon a time may not have been connected and therefor had their own name, but make up your minds people. Let's not even go into 1. Or US-1. Or whatever.
 
2013-05-21 04:01:56 AM  

Genju: Florida is all sorts of messed up with their naming. Some roads have local names, and people use them. Sometimes a road will have multiple numbers as well! Look at 192. It starts in Melbourne Beach (east coast) and ends in Kissimmee. You could potentially call 192 these names/numbers: 192, 500, 441, 530, 5th Avenue, Melbourne Causeway, New Haven, Strawbridge, E New Haven, W New Haven, Space Coast pkwy, E Irlo Bronson Memorial hwy, 13th Street, E Vine Street, W Vine Street, W Irlo Bronson Memorial hwy.


A lot of roads like that in Michigan, too. Many just change names for no reason when you pass a certain point. I know of five different roads, all in the same city, all named Commerce. At one point in Walled Lake there is actually an "E. West Maple"! WTF? Just call it 15 Mile already and be done with it.
 
2013-05-21 05:14:40 AM  

Abacus9: Genju: Florida is all sorts of messed up with their naming. Some roads have local names, and people use them. Sometimes a road will have multiple numbers as well! Look at 192. It starts in Melbourne Beach (east coast) and ends in Kissimmee. You could potentially call 192 these names/numbers: 192, 500, 441, 530, 5th Avenue, Melbourne Causeway, New Haven, Strawbridge, E New Haven, W New Haven, Space Coast pkwy, E Irlo Bronson Memorial hwy, 13th Street, E Vine Street, W Vine Street, W Irlo Bronson Memorial hwy.

A lot of roads like that in Michigan, too. Many just change names for no reason when you pass a certain point. I know of five different roads, all in the same city, all named Commerce. At one point in Walled Lake there is actually an "E. West Maple"! WTF? Just call it 15 Mile already and be done with it.


City or county borders usually.

Or old roads that grew together, especially where there's a 1950's city around an 1820-ish town.
 
2013-05-21 05:31:12 AM  

meyerkev: I know of five different roads, all in the same city, all named Commerce. At one point in Walled Lake there is actually an "E. West Maple"! WTF? Just call it 15 Mile already and be done with it.

City or county borders usually.

Or old roads that grew together, especially where there's a 1950's city around an 1820-ish town.


A lot of the time, but not always. It doesn't help that many of them twist around lakes, too. But still, East West Maple?
 
2013-05-21 05:31:19 AM  

FrancoFile: OK SoCalites, riddle me this.

It's not "The Main Street", "The Santa Monica Boulevard", or "The Mulholland Drive"

So why is it "The 210"?


Because it's short for "the 210 freeway."

/lives next to the 405
 
2013-05-21 07:59:44 AM  

Lorelle: FrancoFile: OK SoCalites, riddle me this.

It's not "The Main Street", "The Santa Monica Boulevard", or "The Mulholland Drive"

So why is it "The 210"?

Because it's short for "the 210 freeway."

/lives next to the 405


No it's not.  Nobody calls the major highway on the east coast "The Interstate Highway 95".
 
2013-05-21 08:13:28 AM  

pan fried monkey spunk: ''Save your breath fella! Here's a new jam we've just put out. It's called Painful Rectal Itch. You'd have to go a long way to find a worse name for a jam. And good? MMM WAH! With a name like Painful Rectal Itch you gotta bet that it's great . . .''


I thought I was the only person left on the planet who remembered that old SNL skit...

/Mangled Baby Ducks!
 
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