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2013-10-22 11:09:30 PM  

wildlifer: I have huge boulders.
Mailbox is 8 inch pipe buried 6 feet into rock, filled with rebar, and high density concrete. Box is made from 1/2 inch plate with expanded metal cage.


Pffffft. You don't even have a motion-tracking turret on top?
 
2013-10-22 11:09:55 PM  

Lorelle: Before:


That is really close to the setback. No wonder they put in posts.
 
2013-10-22 11:10:32 PM  
I knew a guy who drove into a mailbox that was set up on cinderblocks. He didn't have his seatbelt on and sustained a broken collarbone. He wanted to sue the property owner. I asked him what he would do if that was the house that he drove into and not the mailbox. Like, would he sue for maliciously placing a house near the road?
 
2013-10-22 11:11:20 PM  
Looked at the pic... that's not gone well.
 
2013-10-22 11:12:05 PM  

GoodOmens: Lorelle: Before:

[i42.tinypic.com image 545x285]

The home owner's right - that poor maple.


/ditto
 
2013-10-22 11:12:24 PM  

Bonanza Jellybean: wildlifer: I have huge boulders.
Mailbox is 8 inch pipe buried 6 feet into rock, filled with rebar, and high density concrete. Box is made from 1/2 inch plate with expanded metal cage.

Pffffft. You don't even have a motion-tracking turret on top?


No need. Motion sensor activated claymores line the driveway
 
2013-10-22 11:12:58 PM  

umad: jjorsett: Smeggy Smurf: gozar_the_destroyer: [www.wnyc.org image 640x622]

Use these next time.

Nah.  Hire me instead.  I've figure out the kind of fence that'll stop anything short of a charging MRAP and even they won't go far afterwards

I remember seeing a video a few years ago demonstrating a new kind of barrier designed to stop virtually anything. They drove a semi at it (remotely guided) at very high speed. The semi was stopped dead and its engine was torn out and thrown a good distance. Made quite an impression. Don't think even an MRAP would have penetrated it.

Link


Looks like it would do a good job of either crushing or bisecting any vehicle occupant (depending on the size of the vehicle)
 
2013-10-22 11:13:11 PM  

Mad Mark: scottydoesntknow: My 10th grade history teacher loved to tell the story of how punk kids would drive their pick-up down his street when he was young and slam their door into his family's mailbox and knock it over.

After about the 4th time, his dad decided to install a new mailbox. This mailbox was dug 5 feet into the ground, had a metal pole (with wood around it to hide the pole), and concrete poured in. One day they're all sitting around inside and they hear a really loud crunching noise outside. They go out and there's a door to a Chevy wrapped around the mailbox and two teenagers dazed and wondering what the hell happened.

His dad called the cops who then called their dads and he never saw the kids again.

/CSB

A gearhead friend of mine in the country got tired of his mailbox taking a beating so he mounted his on a coli spring. Never got to see it in action. The postman said it was illegal & refused to deliver his mail till he took it out.
Not CSB


My grandfathers mailbox was mounted to the back end of a cival war cannon with the cannon, it was fine for 45 years then 2 months after he died the the post master made us take it down
 
2013-10-22 11:13:14 PM  
Haha I used to live near there. Good riddance I hope she dies.
 
2013-10-22 11:13:26 PM  

umad: jjorsett: Smeggy Smurf: gozar_the_destroyer: [www.wnyc.org image 640x622]

Use these next time.

Nah.  Hire me instead.  I've figure out the kind of fence that'll stop anything short of a charging MRAP and even they won't go far afterwards

I remember seeing a video a few years ago demonstrating a new kind of barrier designed to stop virtually anything. They drove a semi at it (remotely guided) at very high speed. The semi was stopped dead and its engine was torn out and thrown a good distance. Made quite an impression. Don't think even an MRAP would have penetrated it.

Link


That's simultaneously the funniest and scariest thing I have ever seen.  If you're in the drivers seat when you hit that, you're done.  Does ziplock make body bags?  Because you ain't gonna be much more than sammich sized pieces after being shredded by that thing.  Damn physics, you scary.
 
2013-10-22 11:15:00 PM  
i1318.photobucket.com
 
2013-10-22 11:17:37 PM  

somemoron: umad: jjorsett: Smeggy Smurf: gozar_the_destroyer: [www.wnyc.org image 640x622]

Use these next time.

Nah.  Hire me instead.  I've figure out the kind of fence that'll stop anything short of a charging MRAP and even they won't go far afterwards

I remember seeing a video a few years ago demonstrating a new kind of barrier designed to stop virtually anything. They drove a semi at it (remotely guided) at very high speed. The semi was stopped dead and its engine was torn out and thrown a good distance. Made quite an impression. Don't think even an MRAP would have penetrated it.

Link

That's simultaneously the funniest and scariest thing I have ever seen.  If you're in the drivers seat when you hit that, you're done.  Does ziplock make body bags?  Because you ain't gonna be much more than sammich sized pieces after being shredded by that thing.  Damn physics, you scary.


THIS.  Jesus Fark, that is one effective barrier.

DAY-um, physics, you SCARY!
 
2013-10-22 11:19:23 PM  

Contents Under Pressure: I knew a guy who drove into a mailbox that was set up on cinderblocks. He didn't have his seatbelt on and sustained a broken collarbone. He wanted to sue the property owner. I asked him what he would do if that was the house that he drove into and not the mailbox. Like, would he sue for maliciously placing a house near the road?


What are you? A Libtard Commie?

As a red blooded American, he should be able to sue for property damage - to his car - and for personal injury - his incessant back, shoulder, neck, chest and leg pain, along with his tortured and mental anguish - without unneccessary shame and ridicule from his so-called friends.

What's a mailbox doing so close to the road anyway? It's a driving hazard.
 
2013-10-22 11:19:40 PM  

Ivan the Tolerable: Prolly because she was howling about her neck or back enough that they were required to. Could have been just impairment+panic, could be she was simply angling to avoid arrest at the scene. EMT's see a lot of both at DUI accidents surprisingly, and they pretty much have to transport regardless of whether they think its bullshiat.


About 25-ish years ago, some woman ran her protected left turn and I t-boned the side of her car as I was driving through my green. She spun around and ended up against a gas pump at a station on the corner and I ended up in the grass on one corner of Texas Tech's campus. While I was out looking at my busted ass car, I saw her and a younger girl riding with her get out, casually lie down on the cement, and start holding their necks. (*rolleyes* sigh... here we go...) They refused to move until the paramedics were there to put them in an ambulance because, clearly, I had inflicted disabling neck and back injuries upon them.

Freaking fortunately, there was a city cop stopped at the intersection that watched the whole thing. He told them that it was going to be their fault, him and his partner witnessed the whole thing, and that they would be liable for any bills resulting from the wreck. Then is was like the hand of God reached down and healed them. Both got up and were just fine after that. Of course, my insurance had to buy my car under my uninsured motorist clause. :/

On the bright side... I royally farked their car up good.
 
2013-10-22 11:19:57 PM  
Friend of ours lost his mailbox only once after he made a good post for it.

6"x8" stainless 16 gauge sheetmetal "post" painted Rustoleum primer white with a bracket welded across the top for the mailbox. It's got rebar and concrete filling & anchoring it to about a cubic yard of concrete poured below it.

He picked up the busted headlight bucket bits and then bolted the mailbox back to its post after banging out the dents.

/crazy redneck sheetmetal guys are fun to watch.
//raised garden beds can surprise you if done right, possibly better that the cheesy barriers the feds keep putting up and much nicer looking
 
2013-10-22 11:20:25 PM  

zamboni: These days, that's attempted murder. He knew that his actions would result in injury, possibly death. I ask you ladies and gentlemen of the jury what were the defendant's intentions if not to cause great bodily harm if not (dramatic pause) death.


Depends on what state you live in, my mailbox I had made for me by a friend who owns a small foundry and milling plant (mostly he does custom parts for the Navy) it is mounted on a 6x6 steel bar that is set 2 foot deep in concrete, the box itself is the size and shape of a large standard rural box but when ya open it you can see that the walls are just over 1/2 inch thick steel, so the inside is the same dimensions as a regular box, I don't know how many kids have tried to play mail box baseball with it but so far 3 have tried to sue when their precious snowflakes injured themselves smacking it, each time the suit was dismissed because under Florida law any injuries arising from a crime are considered to have been caused by the perpetrator so they can only sue themselves, the last case the lawyer tried the novel argument that the USPS has regulations on the size, type and placement of mailboxes and that my box did not comply, the judge ruled that the lawyer was welcome to file a complaint with USPS but other than that he had no standing to bring suit.
 
2013-10-22 11:20:30 PM  

Mad Mark: scottydoesntknow: My 10th grade history teacher loved to tell the story of how punk kids would drive their pick-up down his street when he was young and slam their door into his family's mailbox and knock it over.

After about the 4th time, his dad decided to install a new mailbox. This mailbox was dug 5 feet into the ground, had a metal pole (with wood around it to hide the pole), and concrete poured in. One day they're all sitting around inside and they hear a really loud crunching noise outside. They go out and there's a door to a Chevy wrapped around the mailbox and two teenagers dazed and wondering what the hell happened.

His dad called the cops who then called their dads and he never saw the kids again.

/CSB

A gearhead friend of mine in the country got tired of his mailbox taking a beating so he mounted his on a coli spring. Never got to see it in action. The postman said it was illegal & refused to deliver his mail till he took it out.
Not CSB


I would say not having your mail delivered would be a bonus? The USPS is obsolete anyway.

Six months after buying my house the mail redirect from the previous owners expired, and I started receiving tons of unwanted mail. I got a little perturbed and told the mail carrier to stop putting mail in my box that didn't have my name on it (talking +8 items a day, enough to double my trash output!). The mail person declined. I called the supervisor, she said tough.

So, I simply took my mail box off my house in a "Fark you" move to the postal service. Everyday the carrier would stick a memo on my door saying I needed to put my box back up. I laughed at that. I didn't have to do sh*t.

The memo's became threatening, then pleading. Then after a couple months, finally, a surrender note with a phone number.

They graciously sorted my mail for the next ~2 years. At which point I am guessing someone got promoted, quit or retired because I started getting the previous owners mail again. However, it was only a letter or 2 a day, so I dealt with it at that point.
 
2013-10-22 11:21:28 PM  

Mitch Taylor's Bro: FTFA: "The driver, Diane Rovedo, was flown to UMass Memorial Medical Center - University campus in Worcester with what police described as minor injuries."

THANKS, OBAMACARE! THEM'S MAH TAX DOLLAHS!


the driver will undoubtedly receive the bill for the medflight along with heavy fines for her driving prowess.  I'll guess a citizen of her standing won't care enough to pay it, but she'll always have bad credit and no license if she hangs around in Mass.
 
2013-10-22 11:23:04 PM  
somemoron:


That's simultaneously the funniest and scariest thing I have ever seen.  If you're in the drivers seat when you hit that, you're done.  Does ziplock make body bags?  Because you ain't gonna be much more than sammich sized pieces after being shredded by that thing.  Damn physics, you scary.

Those things are designed to stop things that are charging gates head on at full speed, which is something you're not going to do in a regular traffic accident--you'd glance off of a gate to a building near the road at an angle at lower speed than those tests, unless you had some sort of ill intent.

In short, barriers like that may kill somebody, but in pretty much every circumstance that it would, it was somebody that you'd rather have dead, because their original plan was to make you the dead person.
 
2013-10-22 11:24:15 PM  

gozar_the_destroyer: [www.wnyc.org image 640x622]

Use these next time.


www.predatornutrition.com

cdn2-b.examiner.com

Pretty much the only reason I'd want to live in America if I was legally allowed to have one.
 
2013-10-22 11:28:22 PM  

FrancoFile: 2 hit-and-runs, high speed chase, mostly likely drunk or otherwise impaired.  That's impressive for 9 am.


INSANE STUNT BONUS!!!
 
2013-10-22 11:28:23 PM  
myburbank.com

This place is within walking distance of mine. Not too long ago that concrete lane divider wasn't there. And the railing across the front of those two houses was supported only by 4x4 posts. After the house on the left got plowed into by drunk drivers three times in 4 years, the 4x4 posts were replaced by telephone pole-sized posts.

Making matters worse for the poor homeowner, just out of frame to the left are some very busy railroad tracks, with heavy freight, Amtrak and Metrolink traffic at all hours of the day and night.

I don't know if anything would make me want to live there, I don't care how cheap the property is.
 
TWX
2013-10-22 11:28:59 PM  

pedobearapproved: scottydoesntknow: My 10th grade history teacher loved to tell the story of how punk kids would drive their pick-up down his street when he was young and slam their door into his family's mailbox and knock it over.

After about the 4th time, his dad decided to install a new mailbox. This mailbox was dug 5 feet into the ground, had a metal pole (with wood around it to hide the pole), and concrete poured in. One day they're all sitting around inside and they hear a really loud crunching noise outside. They go out and there's a door to a Chevy wrapped around the mailbox and two teenagers dazed and wondering what the hell happened.

His dad called the cops who then called their dads and he never saw the kids again.

/CSB

I've heard that story told in different ways. Sometimes it's a concrete filled mailbox, sometimes it's a metal pipe planted in cement. All the stories are just to scare kids. Boogie-man stories to keep bored kids from hitting mailboxes with a baseball bat.

/also for the lawsuit guy, I've seen many a decorative brick mailbox, and I have reason to believe they all stem from baseball bat to mailbox interaction.


I actually have seen one that was overbuilt to protect against firecrackers and other BS.

The box itself was a piece of pipe, something like 6" nominal, thick steel. One end had plate welded, the street-facing side had a pin at the top, and the front "door" was a metal plate, hung on the pin. The tolerances between the pin and the plate were loose enough that it would hinge out about 30 degrees, and of course it would spin on the pin, to the side and up. The pole was the crankshaft from an inline engine from a tractor or something else big and industrial, and it was bolted to a concrete footing. Cool mailbox.

A firecracker set off inside would just hinge the door forward and up to the side, spinning it on the pin.
 
2013-10-22 11:29:29 PM  
"The female refused to stop," Detective Moody said. "We have no clue why she didn't stop. She knew the police were following her."


That's a tough one...
 
2013-10-22 11:30:29 PM  

Hopjes: Been thinking about something like this myself. Fences/walls not allowed by local ordinance. Those hedge plants are a bit taller now so I was thinking some of those concrete posts that you see in public places strategically placed behind the hedges might work. Turns out they cost more than €100 each. My current plan involves a large upside down traffic cone some rebar and a bag of ready mix concrete[img.fark.net image 704x576]


Is landscaping allowed?

If so one of these more than a foot deep will stop most road vehicles if the slope is on the outside. If you have a really big yard you could make big one (10' or so) with the slope on your side of the Ha-Ha, for shiats and giggles when someone tries to drive over your lawn.

upload.wikimedia.org
 
2013-10-22 11:32:18 PM  

buzzcut73: somemoron:


That's simultaneously the funniest and scariest thing I have ever seen.  If you're in the drivers seat when you hit that, you're done.  Does ziplock make body bags?  Because you ain't gonna be much more than sammich sized pieces after being shredded by that thing.  Damn physics, you scary.

Those things are designed to stop things that are charging gates head on at full speed, which is something you're not going to do in a regular traffic accident--you'd glance off of a gate to a building near the road at an angle at lower speed than those tests, unless you had some sort of ill intent.

In short, barriers like that may kill somebody, but in pretty much every circumstance that it would, it was somebody that you'd rather have dead, because their original plan was to make you the dead person.


Wonder how they would fair verses a double gasoline tanker with a few road flares on the outside.
 
2013-10-22 11:33:06 PM  

whatshisname: If they're vertical, they're posts. And he should have embedded them in concrete.


Um, they're "bollards."
 
2013-10-22 11:36:50 PM  

fluffy2097: Aidan: Our postbox is still in a 5-gal bucket full of cement, above ground. Surprisingly the mail carrier hasn't complained, and the one time we got mailbox-baseballed (wtf is with you country people?!), it took some damage but mostly just fell over. It amuses me. I hope the carrier never makes us bury the bucket. :)

Round off the bottom of the bucket and make the mailbox into a giant weeble wobble.


I appreciate your sense of humor.

The posts planted in front of the house would be considered inappropriate for any civil engineering endeavor. They don't dissipate and redirect the car. But I'd say the homeowner's Cadillac getting trashed was fitting. But I can't come up with a happy middle ground off the top of my head.
 
2013-10-22 11:36:52 PM  

GungFu: gozar_the_destroyer: [www.wnyc.org image 640x622]

Use these next time.

[www.predatornutrition.com image 400x215]

[cdn2-b.examiner.com image 448x336]

Pretty much the only reason I'd want to live in America if I was legally allowed to have one.





Then pack your bags son because here ya go

As long as you can pass the background check and have 215,000 plus the 200 dollar transfer tax laying around
 
2013-10-22 11:37:06 PM  

Target Builder: Hopjes: Been thinking about something like this myself. Fences/walls not allowed by local ordinance. Those hedge plants are a bit taller now so I was thinking some of those concrete posts that you see in public places strategically placed behind the hedges might work. Turns out they cost more than €100 each. My current plan involves a large upside down traffic cone some rebar and a bag of ready mix concrete[img.fark.net image 704x576]

Is landscaping allowed?

If so one of these more than a foot deep will stop most road vehicles if the slope is on the outside. If you have a really big yard you could make big one (10' or so) with the slope on your side of the Ha-Ha, for shiats and giggles when someone tries to drive over your lawn.

[upload.wikimedia.org image 565x407]


Only concern I would point out for this is drainage or snow buildup. You would probably need to dig a deeper trench, add landscaping cloth and then a very thick layer gravel underneath. Do a smaller layer under and behind the retaining wall part of the HaHa and it will last through decades of winters.
 
2013-10-22 11:38:44 PM  

GungFu: gozar_the_destroyer: [www.wnyc.org image 640x622]

Use these next time.

[www.predatornutrition.com image 400x215]

[cdn2-b.examiner.com image 448x336]

Pretty much the only reason I'd want to live in America if I was legally allowed to have one.


images1.wikia.nocookie.net
 
2013-10-22 11:41:21 PM  
Then there's these folks.

l2.yimg.com

A Pennsylvania couple has found themselves in an all-too-familiar situation this week when a car crashed into their home for the fourth time, the third time in the past six months.

The couple plans to go to township officials to fight for a boulder.

"I want a pretty heavy duty one," Schenewolf said. "A truck would have to bring it in. It has to be significant to slow a car down."
 
2013-10-22 11:42:38 PM  

UsikFark: bojon: Of course she will sue the homeowner for putting things in her way.

Can she see for miles and miles?


No, but she drives like Keith Moon.
 
2013-10-22 11:45:02 PM  

GungFu: gozar_the_destroyer: [www.wnyc.org image 640x622]

Use these next time.

[www.predatornutrition.com image 400x215]

[cdn2-b.examiner.com image 448x336]

Pretty much the only reason I'd want to live in America if I was legally allowed to have one.


You're legally allowed to have that. There's a bit of paperwork, of course.
 
2013-10-22 11:45:34 PM  

Ivan the Tolerable: Hopjes: Been thinking about something like this myself. Fences/walls not allowed by local ordinance. Those hedge plants are a bit taller now so I was thinking some of those concrete posts that you see in public places strategically placed behind the hedges might work. Turns out they cost more than €100 each. My current plan involves a large upside down traffic cone some rebar and a bag of ready mix concrete[img.fark.net image 704x576]

Cardboard Sonotube works and is dirt cheap, also the heavy cardboard tubes that they store sailboat sails in, if you are around any marinas. Both work really well for making bollards, and they help keep the concrete wet as it cures, which makes it much stronger and less prone to cracking/crumbling. Remember to bury them deep so they don't just pull out, and whack the piss out of them as you are pouring them if you don't have a proper concrete stinger, just to make sure you get the trapped air pockets out.


Never heard of sonotube, a quick google and it looks like I can get it locally. How deep is deep. iirc 22 foot telegraph poles only go down 3 feet, but of course the bottom of the pole is wider. I don't think they need to stick up more than 2 feet. Bringing the car to a complete stop isn't necessary, I would be happy to take out a sump or radiator.
 
2013-10-22 11:47:44 PM  
The out-of-control car came around the bend, catapulted off the road and somersaulted several times in the air, taking out five steel beams and uprooting trees in the yard of the home, before crash-landing on its roof on top of a parked Cadillac.

i.qkme.me
 
2013-10-22 11:48:01 PM  

Benevolent Misanthrope: Maul555: The driver, Diane Rovedo, was flown to UMass Memorial Medical Center - University campus in Worcester with what police described as minor injuries.

It seems as if this particular individual is accustomed to racking up enormous bills due to situations that need never have happened, and for no good reason...

Yeah - WTF were they doing flying her out if her injuries were minor?


Her daddy/husband is a politician, and she demanded a heli after her little game of GTA: Rural Massachusetts.

/if she was a politician herself, the homeowners would already be in jail
//and the article would be talking about how a local official was nearly killed by a homemade traffic barrier that illegally partially obstructed Route 117
 
2013-10-22 11:49:02 PM  

fusillade762: Then there's these folks.

[l2.yimg.com image 630x473]

A Pennsylvania couple has found themselves in an all-too-familiar situation this week when a car crashed into their home for the fourth time, the third time in the past six months.

The couple plans to go to township officials to fight for a boulder.

"I want a pretty heavy duty one," Schenewolf said. "A truck would have to bring it in. It has to be significant to slow a car down."


There is a compromise available. 4x4 timbers with a 3-strand tensioned cable would keep cars out of the house, but allow the errant vehicle a relatively slow deceleration when compared to a boulder.
 
2013-10-22 11:49:05 PM  

Smeggy Smurf: gozar_the_destroyer: [www.wnyc.org image 640x622]

Use these next time.

Nah.  Hire me instead.  I've figure out the kind of fence that'll stop anything short of a charging MRAP and even they won't go far afterwards


A field of claymores?
 
2013-10-22 11:49:22 PM  

Pribar: GungFu: gozar_the_destroyer: [www.wnyc.org image 640x622]

Use these next time.

[www.predatornutrition.com image 400x215]

[cdn2-b.examiner.com image 448x336]

Pretty much the only reason I'd want to live in America if I was legally allowed to have one.

Then pack your bags son because here ya go

As long as you can pass the background check and have 215,000 plus the 200 dollar transfer tax laying around


All I have to say is "Welcome to America! Keep your head down and maintain fire discipline."
 
2013-10-22 11:52:21 PM  
Hope the driver was able to send their text before plowing into the wall. You know....cuz it's so important to text while you drive.
 
2013-10-22 11:54:19 PM  

Hopjes: Ivan the Tolerable: Hopjes: Been thinking about something like this myself. Fences/walls not allowed by local ordinance. Those hedge plants are a bit taller now so I was thinking some of those concrete posts that you see in public places strategically placed behind the hedges might work. Turns out they cost more than €100 each. My current plan involves a large upside down traffic cone some rebar and a bag of ready mix concrete[img.fark.net image 704x576]

Cardboard Sonotube works and is dirt cheap, also the heavy cardboard tubes that they store sailboat sails in, if you are around any marinas. Both work really well for making bollards, and they help keep the concrete wet as it cures, which makes it much stronger and less prone to cracking/crumbling. Remember to bury them deep so they don't just pull out, and whack the piss out of them as you are pouring them if you don't have a proper concrete stinger, just to make sure you get the trapped air pockets out.

Never heard of sonotube, a quick google and it looks like I can get it locally. How deep is deep. iirc 22 foot telegraph poles only go down 3 feet, but of course the bottom of the pole is wider. I don't think they need to stick up more than 2 feet. Bringing the car to a complete stop isn't necessary, I would be happy to take out a sump or radiator.


I would go down 3 feet just to be sure. Three feet above ground too, so jacked up 4X4's still get stopped. Use some rebar or concrete that has reinforcing fibers too (or both if you want to really make them durable). A high pressure rated mix is a good idea as well since it is stronger, but can be more expensive. Also, don't forget to round or slant the tops slightly to reduce water penetration to improve the lifespan of the concrete.
 
2013-10-22 11:57:50 PM  

gozar_the_destroyer: Use these next time.


K.
 
2013-10-23 12:02:42 AM  
I like this man Kevin Smith. Add him to the Kevin Hall of Fame. He saved his house and maybe his wife's life with his foresight. I'm sorry this reckless hit and run criminal destroyed his trees and safety posts.
 
2013-10-23 12:07:28 AM  

Pribar: GungFu: gozar_the_destroyer: [www.wnyc.org image 640x622]

Use these next time.

[www.predatornutrition.com image 400x215]

[cdn2-b.examiner.com image 448x336]

Pretty much the only reason I'd want to live in America if I was legally allowed to have one.


Then pack your bags son because here ya go

As long as you can pass the background check and have 215,000 plus the 200 dollar transfer tax laying around



Wow. I felt the sexual tinglings of T-Rex proportions looking at that thing!

Friend has been trying for those Green Card lotteries for a few years; been seriously thinking of joining her.
Or let me make a deal: I buy the minigun AND get citizenship! What a bargain, America.
 
2013-10-23 12:09:38 AM  

Apos: "......."


Dammit, beat me to it... :-)

I was going to mention how he had lost a lot of weight, but that it seemed to really age him.
 
2013-10-23 12:11:06 AM  
90+ posts, and only one mention of Joe's Truck Stop?



"In 1935 Joe Faulkner built a house on Fifth Street, directly in front of a mountain road. Things were fine until around 1950 when Alabama designated the road State Highway 35, and truckers started using it. The truckers would burn out their brakes on the steep, two-mile mountain pass, and the first year thirteen trucks went through Joe's yard. He had a row of trees which they took out, one by one. Trucks, several of whose drivers died, spilled such diverse loads as chickens, watermelons, cows, logs, lumber, and steel onto Joe's yard, porch, and roof. He once had three circus trucks in his yard. In 1959, after various officials failed to make good their promises to remedy the situation, Joe built a four-foot-thick concrete wall reinforced with wire, grader blades, steel pipe, and the chassis from two Dodge trucks. The wall is only about two feet high, so loads still spill into his yard, but trucks have never been able to do anything worse to the wall than knock chunks out of it. In 1989 I went to Fort Payne to see the wall, which local kids have named Joe's Truck Stop."
 
2013-10-23 12:13:31 AM  
There is a house in Bisbee, AZ where someone has obviously crashed into the front yard on multiple occasions. It's one of those go-over-a-small-hill-then-have-a-sharp-turn-at-the-bottom situations, and the road is rather dark at night as well. Now, when you come upon the house at night, you're greeted with about 4 billion reflectors of all shapes, colors and sizes, and if varying height. I'd have to say that the only people who crash into that yard now are the same people who get drink enough to plow into a cop car when it's strobes are on. There is no way in hell anyone else can miss that house, it actually freaks you out the first time you find it.
 
2013-10-23 12:20:19 AM  

Mikey1969: There is a house in Bisbee, AZ where someone has obviously crashed into the front yard on multiple occasions. It's one of those go-over-a-small-hill-then-have-a-sharp-turn-at-the-bottom situations, and the road is rather dark at night as well. Now, when you come upon the house at night, you're greeted with about 4 billion reflectors of all shapes, colors and sizes, and if varying height. I'd have to say that the only people who crash into that yard now are the same people who get drink enough to plow into a cop car when it's strobes are on. There is no way in hell anyone else can miss that house, it actually freaks you out the first time you find it.


Right next to that restaurant... um... sandwich place? Couple blocks from that microbrewery? I was there in 2011 for work and remember seeing something like that.

/brewery was ok. Maybe too much copper in the water.
 
2013-10-23 12:21:02 AM  
It's stuff like this driver that makes me think "You know.........there ought to be something called 'reckless stupidity' if you're convicted of anything which at any point a jury thinks was exceptionally dumb, you get a 5 year reckless stupidity charge, to be served after whatever other sentence you have.  Not in normal jail either, but in a new 'really exceptionally stupid' jail."
 
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