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(NPR)   ...So I built a third boardwalk. That burned down, fell over, then sank into the swamp. But the fourth one will stay up, and that's what you're going to get, lad. The strongest boardwalk in Jersey   (npr.org) divider line 67
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2013-09-14 12:48:08 PM  
Christie said the fire had taken an "emotional toll." On Thursday, as firefighters fought back the blaze, he said that after "all the effort and time and resources" that had gone into rebuilding the area following Sandy, "I feel like I want to throw up."

Would look like that scene in "Monty Python's Meaning of Life"

/No pics cause don't want you to throw up too.
 
2013-09-14 12:54:40 PM  
But I don't want that! I'd rather....

....just....


....SING!
 
2013-09-14 12:57:30 PM  
We need just one more before we can start cracking "Boardwalk 5" jokes.

What are the chances of getting the next one sucked into a time riff?
 
2013-09-14 01:27:51 PM  
Brawnier than the Blaze?
 
2013-09-14 01:51:23 PM  
Who the hell agrees to insure that place? AIG?
 
2013-09-14 02:00:01 PM  
"But do they call me 'Boardwalk Builder'? NO!"

'...but fark one Snooki...'
 
2013-09-14 02:01:35 PM  
So have they determined the cause yet? Was it shoddy workmanship done while rushing to rebuild it the last time? Are they going to wait until there is adequate water supply to the area to fight fires this time? Questions I think should be answered before another slap together job is done.
 
2013-09-14 02:02:24 PM  
There's always money in the banana stand
 
2013-09-14 02:05:28 PM  
"your going to get, lad."?


/pet peeve
 
2013-09-14 02:05:31 PM  
Gyp Rosetti still wanted for questioning.
 
2013-09-14 02:09:35 PM  

King Something: But I don't want that! I'd rather....

....just....


....SING!


NO!  No, no; there will be none of that!
 
2013-09-14 02:10:53 PM  
snooki.jpg

"well, what's wrong with 'er?" She's rich, she's beautiful, she's got HUGE..... tracts o' land!"

/well, 2 out of three ain't bad
 
2013-09-14 02:12:44 PM  
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Not a lucky time for Nucky.
 
2013-09-14 02:13:26 PM  
huge...

     tracts of land
 
2013-09-14 02:13:48 PM  

Benjimin_Dover: So have they determined the cause yet? Was it shoddy workmanship done while rushing to rebuild it the last time? Are they going to wait until there is adequate water supply to the area to fight fires this time? Questions I think should be answered before another slap together job is done.


Adequate water supply? You mean like that ocean sitting right there?
 
2013-09-14 02:23:48 PM  
I think they need to figure out a scheme to burn down the boardwalk every year. After Labor Day everyone moves their equipment out and they burn the damned thing to the ground.
 
2013-09-14 02:24:43 PM  
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/smoosh smoosh
 
2013-09-14 02:25:21 PM  

Solid Muldoon: Benjimin_Dover: So have they determined the cause yet? Was it shoddy workmanship done while rushing to rebuild it the last time? Are they going to wait until there is adequate water supply to the area to fight fires this time? Questions I think should be answered before another slap together job is done.

Adequate water supply? You mean like that ocean sitting right there?


Similar to how you can't drink salinated water, it also can't put out fires. The salt boosts the thermal conductivity of the water to the point where it is completely useless to extinguish fires. In fact, it might even speed up the spread of the blaze.
 
2013-09-14 02:26:11 PM  
Ya know.. Mr. C. ..It'd be a real shame if somethin bad was to happen to dis fif boardwalk... me an my friends here can offer you some uhh... protection... so's dis don' happen again, ya know?
 
2013-09-14 02:31:37 PM  

Solid Muldoon: Benjimin_Dover: So have they determined the cause yet? Was it shoddy workmanship done while rushing to rebuild it the last time? Are they going to wait until there is adequate water supply to the area to fight fires this time? Questions I think should be answered before another slap together job is done.

Adequate water supply? You mean like that ocean sitting right there?


Which they drew water from via many 5" hoses.  Actually they drew water from the bay, not the ocean, but whatever.  It takes a special kinda sick fark to make light of this.  Some of these people had just finished rebuilding and reopened after losing everything to Sandy.  And now they've lost everything again.  But fark-'m right?  Damned business owners who employ people and pay taxes.  Who needs 'em!?  AMIRIGHT?

 
2013-09-14 02:36:27 PM  
First thing I thought of upon he news was: "Dey should've kept up dere paymentz".
 
2013-09-14 02:56:18 PM  

AllYourFarkAreBelongToMe: Which they drew water from via many 5" hoses.  Actually they drew water from the bay, not the ocean, but whatever.  It takes a special kinda sick fark to make light of this.  Some of these people had just finished rebuilding and reopened after losing everything to Sandy.  And now they've lost everything again.  But fark-'m right?  Damned business owners who employ people and pay taxes.  Who needs 'em!?  AMIRIGHT?


Unless they're total idiots, they're all insured for this and won't lose a dime.

To insure your little boardwalk business for fire and 12+ months of loss of income would be under $2k per year.
 
2013-09-14 03:04:38 PM  

MugzyBrown: To insure your little boardwalk business for fire and 12+ months of loss of income would be under $2k per year.


Depends, many of those businesses operate under the same model used in carnivals where the space they operate in is a sublet and there is nothing to insure other than operational continuity and equipment.

And you would be surprised at how often that's not done.
 
2013-09-14 03:09:12 PM  
Out with the old, in with the new! Put in some casinos and condos. They'll get over it.

It's God speaking to them--he hates that ugly boardwalk.
 
2013-09-14 03:14:42 PM  

Benjimin_Dover: So have they determined the cause yet? Was it shoddy workmanship done while rushing to rebuild it the last time? Are they going to wait until there is adequate water supply to the area to fight fires this time? Questions I think should be answered before another slap together job is done.


I am guessing arson.
but that is because it is jersey ....
 
2013-09-14 03:14:55 PM  
Christie said the fire had taken an "emotional toll."...  he said that after "all the effort and time and resources" that had gone into rebuilding the area following Sandy, "I feel like I want to throw up."

I just don't see him as the purging type.
 
2013-09-14 03:15:33 PM  
Obvious arson.
 
2013-09-14 03:15:36 PM  
These shore resorts will rebuild whatever it takes. It could've been Wildwood or Ocean City, MD or Rehoboth Beach, Del or Myrtle Beach, Va. take your pick. All have generated not only revenue for their states but countless cherished Family Memories for Generations. Families take their kids to the beach, That's what we do.
 
2013-09-14 03:17:23 PM  

IdBeCrazyIf: MugzyBrown: To insure your little boardwalk business for fire and 12+ months of loss of income would be under $2k per year.

Depends, many of those businesses operate under the same model used in carnivals where the space they operate in is a sublet and there is nothing to insure other than operational continuity and equipment.

And you would be surprised at how often that's not done.


Like I said, if they're not insured they're total idiots. If they are leasing, they can still have insurance that would cover their lost income.
 
2013-09-14 03:24:20 PM  

New Farkin User Name: Solid Muldoon: Benjimin_Dover: So have they determined the cause yet? Was it shoddy workmanship done while rushing to rebuild it the last time? Are they going to wait until there is adequate water supply to the area to fight fires this time? Questions I think should be answered before another slap together job is done.

Adequate water supply? You mean like that ocean sitting right there?

Similar to how you can't drink salinated water, it also can't put out fires. The salt boosts the thermal conductivity of the water to the point where it is completely useless to extinguish fires. In fact, it might even speed up the spread of the blaze.


OMG, wow.  You are out of your mind.
 
2013-09-14 03:26:14 PM  

MugzyBrown: Like I said, if they're not insured they're total idiots. If they are leasing, they can still have insurance that would cover their lost income.


Depending on payouts from Sandy it wouldn't shock me if some of them had to lower future pay out amounts so they could meet future operational costs. But as you point out, it's a calculated risk one takes as a business owner.
 
2013-09-14 03:28:36 PM  

Kahabut: New Farkin User Name: Solid Muldoon: Benjimin_Dover: So have they determined the cause yet? Was it shoddy workmanship done while rushing to rebuild it the last time? Are they going to wait until there is adequate water supply to the area to fight fires this time? Questions I think should be answered before another slap together job is done.

Adequate water supply? You mean like that ocean sitting right there?

Similar to how you can't drink salinated water, it also can't put out fires. The salt boosts the thermal conductivity of the water to the point where it is completely useless to extinguish fires. In fact, it might even speed up the spread of the blaze.

OMG, wow.  You are out of your mind.


Well there is a reason you prefer to use desalinated water to put out fires but yes that reason is complete bullshiat. Salt water can be used to extinguish fires however the result is a concentration of salt and minerals in the fire location which could contribute to an ecological problem as it will kill very living thing in that location.

....of course this is Jersey we're talking about so I guess it would be a wash
 
2013-09-14 03:29:27 PM  

New Farkin User Name: Solid Muldoon: Benjimin_Dover: So have they determined the cause yet? Was it shoddy workmanship done while rushing to rebuild it the last time? Are they going to wait until there is adequate water supply to the area to fight fires this time? Questions I think should be answered before another slap together job is done.

Adequate water supply? You mean like that ocean sitting right there?

Similar to how you can't drink salinated water, it also can't put out fires. The salt boosts the thermal conductivity of the water to the point where it is completely useless to extinguish fires. In fact, it might even speed up the spread of the blaze.


Yeah, like how fire boats have to carry around their own non-salty water supply.  Or when that lava flowing into the ocean in Hawaii just caused the whole planet to burn up.  Hate when that happens.

Or
 
2013-09-14 03:31:17 PM  

Benjimin_Dover: So have they determined the cause yet? Was it shoddy workmanship done while rushing to rebuild it the last time? Are they going to wait until there is adequate water supply to the area to fight fires this time? Questions I think should be answered before another slap together job is done.


It started at Kohr's Custard Stand, which has been there for decades. That part of the boardwalk wasn't hit by Sandy as badly as some other sections, like Casino pier, where the roller coaster was. This wasn't a case of shoddy repair work. It seems to be a matter of lack of first responders (many had left too attend a friend's convention in Wildwood), 30mph winds, and the fact that there are only 2 roads into that town. Just a bad combination of events.
 
2013-09-14 03:33:24 PM  
cryinoutloud:
It's God speaking to them--he hates that ugly boardwalk.

That can't be true. God loves skeeball. He's something of a skeeball fanatic.
 
2013-09-14 03:33:39 PM  

New Farkin User Name: Solid Muldoon: Benjimin_Dover: So have they determined the cause yet? Was it shoddy workmanship done while rushing to rebuild it the last time? Are they going to wait until there is adequate water supply to the area to fight fires this time? Questions I think should be answered before another slap together job is done.

Adequate water supply? You mean like that ocean sitting right there?

Similar to how you can't drink salinated water, it also can't put out fires. The salt boosts the thermal conductivity of the water to the point where it is completely useless to extinguish fires. In fact, it might even speed up the spread of the blaze.


I think it has more to do with it being low tide and maybe sucking up as much sand as water. But that's just a guess
 
2013-09-14 03:43:15 PM  

New Farkin User Name: Solid Muldoon: Benjimin_Dover: So have they determined the cause yet? Was it shoddy workmanship done while rushing to rebuild it the last time? Are they going to wait until there is adequate water supply to the area to fight fires this time? Questions I think should be answered before another slap together job is done.

Adequate water supply? You mean like that ocean sitting right there?

Similar to how you can't drink salinated water, it also can't put out fires. The salt boosts the thermal conductivity of the water to the point where it is completely useless to extinguish fires. In fact, it might even speed up the spread of the blaze.


Which is why fireboats pump seawater onto burning ships... to make sure they burn down, keel over, and sink into the swamp faster.
 
2013-09-14 04:01:47 PM  

New Farkin User Name: Solid Muldoon: Benjimin_Dover: So have they determined the cause yet? Was it shoddy workmanship done while rushing to rebuild it the last time? Are they going to wait until there is adequate water supply to the area to fight fires this time? Questions I think should be answered before another slap together job is done.

Adequate water supply? You mean like that ocean sitting right there?

Similar to how you can't drink salinated water, it also can't put out fires. The salt boosts the thermal conductivity of the water to the point where it is completely useless to extinguish fires. In fact, it might even speed up the spread of the blaze.


Salt water is flammable, gotcha.

/brilliant
 
2013-09-14 04:03:19 PM  

wax_on: New Farkin User Name: Solid Muldoon: Benjimin_Dover: So have they determined the cause yet? Was it shoddy workmanship done while rushing to rebuild it the last time? Are they going to wait until there is adequate water supply to the area to fight fires this time? Questions I think should be answered before another slap together job is done.

Adequate water supply? You mean like that ocean sitting right there?

Similar to how you can't drink salinated water, it also can't put out fires. The salt boosts the thermal conductivity of the water to the point where it is completely useless to extinguish fires. In fact, it might even speed up the spread of the blaze.

Yeah, like how fire boats have to carry around their own non-salty water supply.  Or when that lava flowing into the ocean in Hawaii just caused the whole planet to burn up.  Hate when that happens.

Or



You absolutely cannot use salt water to put out a fire.   The salt mixes with the extreme heat to produce hydrogen sulfate, which is a poisonous gas.  This gas mixes with the oxygen to create a huge fuel air bomb, which will explode and cause much more damage than just the fire itself.
 
2013-09-14 04:07:43 PM  
If only Sir Launcelot had arrived in time!
 
2013-09-14 04:11:57 PM  

ZzeusS: wax_on: New Farkin User Name: Solid Muldoon: Benjimin_Dover: So have they determined the cause yet? Was it shoddy workmanship done while rushing to rebuild it the last time? Are they going to wait until there is adequate water supply to the area to fight fires this time? Questions I think should be answered before another slap together job is done.

Adequate water supply? You mean like that ocean sitting right there?

Similar to how you can't drink salinated water, it also can't put out fires. The salt boosts the thermal conductivity of the water to the point where it is completely useless to extinguish fires. In fact, it might even speed up the spread of the blaze.

Yeah, like how fire boats have to carry around their own non-salty water supply.  Or when that lava flowing into the ocean in Hawaii just caused the whole planet to burn up.  Hate when that happens.

Or


You absolutely cannot use salt water to put out a fire.   The salt mixes with the extreme heat to produce hydrogen sulfate, which is a poisonous gas.  This gas mixes with the oxygen to create a huge fuel air bomb, which will explode and cause much more damage than just the fire itself.


I know, this is what happened when I tried to put out a small camp fire on the Bikini Atoll...never do that again...

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2013-09-14 04:14:13 PM  

ZzeusS: You absolutely cannot use salt water to put out a fire. The salt mixes with the extreme heat to produce hydrogen sulfate, which is a poisonous gas. This gas mixes with the oxygen to create a huge fuel air bomb, which will explode and cause much more damage than just the fire itself.


You need to get right on that and alert every seaside metro fire department that their salt-water pumping fire boats are no longer safe!

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fire_boats

/ Troll score - .001 out of 10
 
2013-09-14 04:14:39 PM  
Mafia and arson already covered.
/Nothing to add
 
2013-09-14 04:17:13 PM  
I'll bet those farking "knock down the bottles" are still standing.
 
2013-09-14 04:25:31 PM  
That was one of the most visceral firefights I'd ever watched.

Cutting the firebreaks through the boardwalk was a desperation move, and appears to have worked in the end.
 
2013-09-14 04:52:38 PM  

NewportBarGuy: Who the hell agrees to insure that place? AIG?


For AIG to insure it they would need to sell insurance on it to third party non lien holders of the property.
 
2013-09-14 05:21:38 PM  

RandomRandom: ZzeusS: You absolutely cannot use salt water to put out a fire. The salt mixes with the extreme heat to produce hydrogen sulfate, which is a poisonous gas. This gas mixes with the oxygen to create a huge fuel air bomb, which will explode and cause much more damage than just the fire itself.

You need to get right on that and alert every seaside metro fire department that their salt-water pumping fire boats are no longer safe!

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fire_boats

/ Troll score - .001 out of 10


I'd give him .002 for the creativity of coming up with hydrogen sulphate when there is no sulfur involved.
 
2013-09-14 05:37:27 PM  
The 4th boardwalk will mysteriously disappear.  The fifth one's the charm.
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2013-09-14 05:58:41 PM  

Any Pie Left: First thing I thought of upon he news was: "Dey should've kept up dere paymentz".


I'm sure it was just an "electrical fire".

Or that's what they'll sayd if they know what's good for them.
 
2013-09-14 06:05:22 PM  

The Stealth Hippopotamus: We need just one more before we can start cracking "Boardwalk 5" jokes.

What are the chances of getting the next one sucked into a time riff?


Twenty-four hours after the fourth boardward is finished, it disappears.

/Did I ask if there was a hole in your mind?
 
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