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(Reuters)   Escalator temporarily fire. Sorry for the convenience   (in.reuters.com ) divider line
    More: Scary, Atlanta Airport, escalators, Atlanta Fire Department, flight delay, Malone, firefighters  
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2013-09-03 12:27:19 PM  
See, kids.  Not only do you get sucked under, but you also catch on fire!
 
2013-09-03 01:08:42 PM  
Meow said the Submitter.
 
2013-09-03 01:10:37 PM  
Was this translated from Japanese or Chinese?
 
2013-09-03 01:10:45 PM  
RIP Mitch :(
 
2013-09-03 01:12:34 PM  
Well that escalated quickly.
 
2013-09-03 01:13:32 PM  

AltheaToldMe: Was this translated from Japanese or Chinese?


http://en.wikiquote.org/wiki/Mitch_Hedberg
 
2013-09-03 01:13:49 PM  
If you're flammable and have legs, you are never blocking a fire exit.
 
2013-09-03 01:23:03 PM  
And I got the documentation to prove it.
 
2013-09-03 01:33:10 PM  
I was walking down the street with my friend and he said, "I hear music", as if there is any other way you can take it in. You're not special, that's how I receive it too. I tried to taste it but it did not work.
 
2013-09-03 01:34:32 PM  
Descend in a fire.
 
2013-09-03 01:35:12 PM  
Sounds like the motor's thermal cutouts were not wired correctly if at all.
 
2013-09-03 01:35:48 PM  

Molniya: I was walking down the street with my friend and he said, "I hear music", as if there is any other way you can take it in. You're not special, that's how I receive it too. I tried to taste it but it did not work.


After I say "It's a Small World", are you experiencing it without hearing it?
 
2013-09-03 01:36:16 PM  
No YOU FIRE!
images3.wikia.nocookie.net
 
2013-09-03 01:41:44 PM  
This would have been a far, far more fitting way for Mitch Hedberg to die.

"Oh no.  There is a fire on the escalator at the top and at the bottom.  I am trapped.  And there is nowhere to run.  The one time I cannot escape an escalator and have legs but can not get to a fire exit.  Fark."
 
2013-09-03 01:52:23 PM  
Rice is great if you're hungry and want a thousand of something.
 
2013-09-03 02:03:08 PM  
theinspirationroom.com

Those poor people.
 
2013-09-03 02:12:41 PM  
Verrai:

http://en.wikiquote.org/wiki/Mitch_Hedberg

I see.  Well, thanks for the link.  I sincerely hope his delivery made the jokes because the material is just not that funny.

Bill Hicks was a prophet.
 
2013-09-03 02:12:46 PM  
Listen, not a year goes by, not a year, that I don't hear about some escalator accident involving some bastard fireman, which could have easily been avoided had some supervisor - I don't care which one - but some supervisor conditioned him to fear and respect that escalator!
 
2013-09-03 02:14:43 PM  

AltheaToldMe: Verrai:

http://en.wikiquote.org/wiki/Mitch_Hedberg

I see.  Well, thanks for the link.  I sincerely hope his delivery made the jokes because the material is just not that funny.

Bill Hicks was a prophet.


"I saw a wino, he was eating grapes. I was like 'Dude, you have to wait.'"
 
2013-09-03 02:21:31 PM  
One time I saw a mime who was drowning.  So I threw him an invisible rope.  And it worked.  But only for a little while.
 
2013-09-03 02:45:32 PM  
You can't have seaweed as a houseplant because you'd have to water it way too much. Hey Mitch, you wanna go out tonight? No, I have to water my seaweed. Til when? Til forever!

/alright
 
2013-09-03 02:46:42 PM  
I don't have a cell phone or a pager. I just hang around everyone I know all the time.

/alright
 
2013-09-03 02:49:08 PM  
I used to do drugs. I still do, but I used to, too.
 
2013-09-03 02:49:30 PM  
I think a duck's opinion of me is influenced by whether or not I have bread
 
2013-09-03 02:53:15 PM  

AltheaToldMe: Verrai:

http://en.wikiquote.org/wiki/Mitch_Hedberg

I see.  Well, thanks for the link.  I sincerely hope his delivery made the jokes because the material is just not that funny.

Bill Hicks was a prophet.


His delivery most definitely made the jokes. The man was a genius. look him up.
 
2013-09-03 02:54:03 PM  

AltheaToldMe: I see. Well, thanks for the link. I sincerely hope his delivery made the jokes because the material is just not that funny.


Yes. Very much so.

"A guy told me he liked cherries...but... I waited to see if he was gonna say tomato...before I realized he likes cherries just...all right, that joke is ridiculous. That's like a carbon copy of the previous joke but with different ingredients. I don't know what I was trying to pull off there. "
 
2013-09-03 02:56:23 PM  

AltheaToldMe: Was this translated from Japanese or Chinese?


i1.ytimg.com

"It's Laotian!"
 
2013-09-03 02:58:10 PM  
I think the saddest thing about this story (and not in the article) is that the firefighters that got hurt slipped on water.

Now that's just embarassing.
 
2013-09-03 03:07:53 PM  
Escarator tempolaliry fire. Prease use odda one. ok byebye now.
 
2013-09-03 03:15:19 PM  
Between this and the falling signs killing children, Atlanta's airport sounds dangerous.
 
2013-09-03 03:20:01 PM  
I didn't have a fire escalator holder, so I bought a cake.
 
2013-09-03 03:22:59 PM  

AltheaToldMe: Verrai:

http://en.wikiquote.org/wiki/Mitch_Hedberg

I see.  Well, thanks for the link.  I sincerely hope his delivery made the jokes because the material is just not that funny.



His delivery absolutely makes the jokes. There are some early recordings from before he developed character and delivery: Some of the exact same jokes and it's just not the same.
 
2013-09-03 03:33:22 PM  

Alunan: Between this and the falling signs killing children, Atlanta's airport sounds dangerous.


I've only been there once to change planes.  One escalator leading down to the concourses is so steep, there are signs telling you NOT to walk.  Just stand there, hold the guardrail, and pray you don't tumble down the equivalent of 4 flights of stairs.
 
2013-09-03 03:37:35 PM  

Alunan: Between this and the falling signs killing children, Atlanta's airport sounds dangerous.


At least the people in the Departures area are getting out of Atlanta, so it's probably worth the risk.
 
2013-09-03 03:39:40 PM  
Ducks eat for free at Subway!
 
2013-09-03 03:43:51 PM  
Sadly, they were injured because they became trapped when the escalator stopped moving.

Joke by Mitch Hedberg to follow by letter.
 
2013-09-03 03:46:32 PM  
I think Bigfoot is blurry, that's the problem. It's not the photographer's fault. Bigfoot is blurry, and that's extra scary to me. There's a large, out-of-focus monster roaming the countryside. Run, he's fuzzy, get out of here.
 
2013-09-03 03:57:16 PM  

Savage Bacon: Listen, not a year goes by, not a year, that I don't hear about some escalator accident involving some bastard fireman, which could have easily been avoided had some supervisor - I don't care which one - but some supervisor conditioned him to fear and respect that escalator!


Came here for this
 
2013-09-03 04:02:33 PM  
I miss Mitch :(
 
2013-09-03 04:02:38 PM  

HAMMERTOE: Ducks eat for free at Subway!


And they all want SUN CHIPS!!

/RIP Mitch
//all-encompassingly
 
2013-09-03 04:15:05 PM  

Molniya: I was walking down the street with my friend and he said, "I hear music", as if there is any other way you can take it in. You're not special, that's how I receive it too. I tried to taste it but it did not work.


That's because you're not a frog
 
2013-09-03 04:31:00 PM  
I think the falling sign was at the Kansas City airport, not the Atlanta one.

I bet it was a croc shoe jammed in there.  Their moving sidewalks and escalators seem to love eating those things.  For a while they had announcements in all terminals about the dangers of 'shoe entrapment' every 5 freaking minutes.
 
2013-09-03 04:36:04 PM  

Molniya: I was walking down the street with my friend and he said, "I hear music", as if there is any other way you can take it in. You're not special, that's how I receive it too. I tried to taste it but it did not work.


http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Synesthesia
 
2013-09-03 04:45:05 PM  
Track number five will not be chainsaw juggling.
 
2013-09-03 05:23:27 PM  

jimpoz: Molniya: I was walking down the street with my friend and he said, "I hear music", as if there is any other way you can take it in. You're not special, that's how I receive it too. I tried to taste it but it did not work.

That's because you're not a frog


You never say, "Here comes that frog," in a nervous manner - it's always like, optimistic.  "Here comes that frog.  All right!  Maybe he will settle near me, and I can pet him and put him in a mayonnaise jar with a stick and a leaf to recreate what he's used to."
 
2013-09-03 05:40:40 PM  
//Hot, and oblig.
 
2013-09-03 05:42:12 PM  

dukeblue219: //Hot, and oblig.


Nevermind it deleted my image. Trying again:
i40.tinypic.com
 
2013-09-03 06:07:14 PM  

Chinchillazilla: You never say, "Here comes that frog," in a nervous manner - it's always like, optimistic.  "Here comes that frog.  All right!  Maybe he will settle near me, and I can pet him and put him in a mayonnaise jar with a stick and a leaf to recreate what he's used to."


And I better punch a few holes in the top, because he's damn sure used to air.
 
2013-09-03 06:10:29 PM  
img841.imageshack.us
 
2013-09-03 07:47:03 PM  

Kensey: Track number five will not be chainsaw juggling.


It will be this one.
 
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