ultraholland: Here's a new video that was uploaded by a spectatorhttp://youtu.be/dQw4w9WgXcQWARNING: not for the faint of heart.
pedobearapproved: ultraholland: Here's a new video that was uploaded by a spectatorhttp://youtu.be/dQw4w9WgXcQWARNING: not for the faint of heart.hmmm, I don't trust your warning and it being on youtube. We all know youtube pulls "not for the faint of heart" videos.
vicejay: They roped the media types like us in a bit to close.
vodka: It's obvious by watching the video that these buildings had a huge amount of steel structure. One wonders why they were even trying to drop them this way.
chrylis: AteMyBrain: Why didn't they just burn some jet fuel inside it for a couple of hours? Sumbiatch would have come down straight as an arrow.They still would have needed thermite.
bojon: stirfrybry: spectators gonna spectateThat's just speculating.
hammettman: How bad is it in Bakersfield that watching old shiat fall down is a spectator sport?/nevermind
evilbryan: Rootus:The 30-second advertisement at the beginning sorta takes all the steam out of the rickroll.There are ads on Youtube? You must have malware or something wrong with your browser ( like a missing plugin...)
Mitch Mitchell: A California man looses 1 and a half of his legs.This sounds like the opening to the "Six Million Dollar Man".
AteMyBrain: Why didn't they just burn some jet fuel inside it for a couple of hours? Sumbiatch would have come down straight as an arrow.
astouffer: namatad: NEWS FLASH: standing too close to exploding things is dangerousdetails at 11It said they were standing in the so called designated safe area. Someone is going to own part of that demolition company now.
poorjon: Is it just me, or do those blasts look pretty uncontained (what with the sparks, and fire, and chunks of crap flying out). Does anyone know what (if any) the best practices are on how you're supposed shield/sandbag/whatever motherf*cking explosions at ground level. I realize that shaped charges involve jets of superheated copper traveling at many times the speed of sound and the whole point of them is that they're very hard to stop, but there must be some safety regs too.
Kyosuke: I'm guessing from the distinct lack of big advertising banners on the buildings being demo'd that this work was being done by the city or the building owners themselves. That would certainly explain why it appears that most of the normal prep work (debris containment measures, etc.) was not done.
LoneVVolf: Why do reporters insist on calling demolitions "implosions"? Unless the demo company has discovered a way to generate a small, short lived black hole at the center of the demo site, they are still using EXPLOSIVES. Which, as per their name, EXPLODE.
LoneVVolf: Why do reporters insist on calling demolitions "implosions"?
TwowheelinTim: vicejay: They roped the media types like us in a bit to close.You being a media type and all, is it safe to assume this is just a typo, and you really do know the difference between two, too, and to?
WxGuy1: LaughingRadish: Here's another video: https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?v=10151793167304935Whoa. Was the thing that hit the fence one of the objects that injured people (i.e. was this taken where the injuries were)? You can hear an "Oh my God!" at the end of the video, but that may just be out of shock that something rocketed into the fence.
nobiology2424: I was working overnight at a TV station in town. Usually the only one in the building all night, so was wondering why people started showing up early this morning.Sadly there seemed to be a lot of interest in seeing this thing blow up all week, lots of people talking about it, so was good they had it so early to avoid larger crowds.
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