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(KLTV Tyler)   Some guy with outstanding warrants and no car insurance loses car, eyebrows, a flipflop and his pride when lit cigarette ignites gas as he refills   (kltv.com) divider line 45
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2013-10-24 09:37:16 AM
♪♫♪ Ooooh I've seen fire, and I've felt pain... ♪♫♪
 
2013-10-24 09:58:39 AM
♪♫♪ I've caused gas explosions I thought would never end... ♪♫♪
 
2013-10-24 10:26:33 AM
♪♫♪ I can't make bail 'cause I don't have any friends..... ♪♫♪
 
2013-10-24 10:31:47 AM
♪♫♪ But I always knew I'd see jail again♪♫♪
 
2013-10-24 10:38:02 AM
♪♫♪ And I'll probably smoke and pump gas once again. ♪♫♪
 
2013-10-24 10:39:51 AM
OK, now that we've had our fun...

FTFA:   After Taylor threw the cigarette lighter and burner flip-flop away...

They have burners of them now too?  What kind of criminal would need a burner flip-flop?
 
2013-10-24 10:41:04 AM
With 'Light My Fire' still blaring from his car stereo.
 
GBB
2013-10-24 10:41:21 AM
"I've been smoking while pumping gas all my life. As god as my witness, I didn't think gas was flammable."
 
2013-10-24 10:42:39 AM
HAHAHA! I love it when stupidity catches up to people.

"Taylor told TPD Sgt. Randy Wheeler that he had been smoking while he pumped his gas all of his life and that this was the first time something like this had happened to him. However, he did say he would never smoke while he is pumping gas again."

No shiat, Sherlock. Hopefully you won't. After you find a way to pay for the impounding of your car.

/still laughing
//dumbass
 
2013-10-24 10:43:56 AM
I've seen people smoking around the gas station for years.  I was always told that the ignition point of gasoline was FAR higher than the temp that a cigarette burns.  A guy I worked with actually used to joke around waving the cig in front of an open gas tank.
 
2013-10-24 10:44:12 AM
Seems Darwin was too busy to accommodate this fellow. No worries, I am sure Mr. Taylor will arrange another appointment in the near future!
 
2013-10-24 10:44:23 AM
♪♫♪ Drop out, burn out, soldier ho-oh they've said I should've been more ♪♫♪
♪♫♪  Probably so if i hadn't of been in that crazy damn tobacco war ♪♫♪
 
2013-10-24 10:45:42 AM
Came for Fire and Rain, leaving satisfied.

As for TFA:  I can't believe that a 45 year old man still can't figure out that gas and fire can go BOOM.
Hopefully he hasn't spawned any offspring.
 
2013-10-24 10:50:21 AM

durbnpoisn: I've seen people smoking around the gas station for years.  I was always told that the ignition point of gasoline was FAR higher than the temp that a cigarette burns.  A guy I worked with actually used to joke around waving the cig in front of an open gas tank.


It's the fumes that ignite and he had an open flame in his hand.  You can drop a cig in gas and more than likely it will just fizzle out if the fumes don't ignite.
 
2013-10-24 10:53:27 AM
Taylor told TPD Sgt. Randy Wheeler that he had been smoking while he pumped his gas all of his life and that this was the first time something like this had happened to him. However, he did say he would never smoke while he is pumping gas again.

He's just a good ol boy never meanin no harm.
 
2013-10-24 10:59:36 AM

durbnpoisn: I've seen people smoking around the gas station for years.  I was always told that the ignition point of gasoline was FAR higher than the temp that a cigarette burns.  A guy I worked with actually used to joke around waving the cig in front of an open gas tank.


That's the dumbest thing I've ever heard.  Wow.  Sorry.  But Wow.
 
2013-10-24 11:02:01 AM
What is it about the middle name "Lee"? As I believe has been pointed out before on Fark threads, it seems a rather large percentage of the dumbfarks you read about are "Whatever Lee Dumbfarkner"
 
2013-10-24 11:07:49 AM

noitsnot: durbnpoisn: I've seen people smoking around the gas station for years.  I was always told that the ignition point of gasoline was FAR higher than the temp that a cigarette burns.  A guy I worked with actually used to joke around waving the cig in front of an open gas tank.

That's the dumbest thing I've ever heard.  Wow.  Sorry.  But Wow.



Save the story.  This idea comes up on the tubes quite often.  It usually involves someone who knew someone or worked at some variant of a 'fuel depot' in the military, most often being the Air Force.  About half the time, the story will involve someone throwing a lit cigarette down into some sort of tank of gas to get rid of it and having the fumes and lack of oxygen putting out the butt.
 
2013-10-24 11:08:45 AM

durbnpoisn: I've seen people smoking around the gas station for years.  I was always told that the ignition point of gasoline was FAR higher than the temp that a cigarette burns.  A guy I worked with actually used to joke around waving the cig in front of an open gas tank.


Oh, there's loud of people that will tell you there's nothing dangerous about it. Hell,I knew a guy that would put his cigarette out in a pan of gasoline. " it's only the vapors that are dangerous!" they'll say. The problem is that gas has a low flash point, so there's always lots of vapors floating around over the liquid. Get it at the right time, and FOOM!
 
2013-10-24 11:09:22 AM
Apparently he's never noticed the No Smoking pic on every gas pump in existence. You don't even have to know how to read, a circled ciggy with a red line through it should be enough.

unchellmatt: What is it about the middle name "Lee"? As I believe has been pointed out before on Fark threads, it seems a rather large percentage of the dumbfarks you read about are "Whatever Lee Dumbfarkner"


The middle name Lee is the male equivalent of the female middle name Lynn. You just know things are going to get redneck when those people are around.
 
2013-10-24 11:14:32 AM
IT'S NOT THE REAL SINGER/SONGWRITER JAMES TAYLOR!  It's someone different.  The real singer James Taylor is extremely talented and older than the guy from the article.  You guys are morons.  Look it up on wikipedia or google it.  The real James Taylor stopped smoking in the 90's after he had a scare with lung cancer that turned out to be tuberculosis which he cured and now is sharing his cure with the world.  What's wrong with you people?
 
2013-10-24 11:20:21 AM
Gee Texas. What a surprise
 
2013-10-24 11:22:23 AM

Anastacya: HAHAHA! I love it when stupidity catches up to people.

"Taylor told TPD Sgt. Randy Wheeler that he had been smoking while he pumped his gas all of his life and that this was the first time something like this had happened to him. However, he did say he would never smoke while he is pumping gas again."

No shiat, Sherlock. Hopefully you won't. After you find a way to pay for the impounding of your car.



That's a 90s Mustang, it's not worth an impound fee.
 
2013-10-24 11:22:53 AM
How addicted to smoking do you have to be to need to do it while pumping gas? Dollars to donuts he'Ll light one up as soon as he drives off.

I'm a little mad that Darwin didn't catch up with this guy earlier.
 
2013-10-24 11:23:47 AM

Greek: durbnpoisn: I've seen people smoking around the gas station for years.  I was always told that the ignition point of gasoline was FAR higher than the temp that a cigarette burns.  A guy I worked with actually used to joke around waving the cig in front of an open gas tank.

Oh, there's loud of people that will tell you there's nothing dangerous about it. Hell,I knew a guy that would put his cigarette out in a pan of gasoline. " it's only the vapors that are dangerous!" they'll say. The problem is that gas has a low flash point, so there's always lots of vapors floating around over the liquid. Get it at the right time, and FOOM!


Ages ago I worked at a garage in order to pay for school. We had a guy working there named Chuck who was known as "Fark-up Chuck" due to his dumbassery, which included having a lit cigarette in his mouth just about constantly.

One day I'm at the front counter explaining to a customer that when the oil light comes on, it means STOP, not "drive another 50 miles" and, yes, even expensive sports cars need oil, when Chuck, in the service bay behind me, bends over to pick something up and that action brings his lit cigarette in line with the gas filler tube on a Fiat that was open for servicing.

We all know that unmistakable sound: "WHOOMP!!!"

The little mushroom of fire shot through the door just missing me and the customer, and I set several new Olympic records vaulting the counter and heading down the street, the customer two steps behind me. Chuck had been knocked to the floor but still lost all his hair and eyebrows, luckily suffering nothing more but flash burns. The halon system kicked in and the shop owner had the presence of mind to drag Chuck out by his heels before he suffocated.

No real damage and the customer wasn't of the "sue 'em" variety, so we escaped on that. The Fiat was burned over the quarter panel and we did have to pay around $25 for an Earl Sheib paint special (which probably flaked off in a week) but that was about it. Oh, except for the thousand bucks it cost to recharge the halon system. Chuck was fired about two weeks later for going in to the john, getting high, and then passing out while reading one of the pornos we kept there.

/CSB
 
2013-10-24 11:25:45 AM
HAHA , smokers.

"pack a Marble Reds and the rest on pump #5 , here's $11.75 I think, it's all in quarters so it should be easy to count."
 
2013-10-24 11:29:14 AM

durbnpoisn: I've seen people smoking around the gas station for years.  I was always told that the ignition point of gasoline was FAR higher than the temp that a cigarette burns.  A guy I worked with actually used to joke around waving the cig in front of an open gas tank.


This^
He most likely tried to light it while pumping.  It's not like the movies, a lit cigarette will not ignite gasoline.
Good to keep people afraid though.
 
2013-10-24 11:32:06 AM

"James Lee Taylor is still being held in jail ...

..According to Trinity Police Chief Steve Jones..."



Jeebus, who is the guy's lawyer, Axl Rose?

 
2013-10-24 11:40:30 AM

FuturePastNow: Anastacya: HAHAHA! I love it when stupidity catches up to people.

"Taylor told TPD Sgt. Randy Wheeler that he had been smoking while he pumped his gas all of his life and that this was the first time something like this had happened to him. However, he did say he would never smoke while he is pumping gas again."

No shiat, Sherlock. Hopefully you won't. After you find a way to pay for the impounding of your car.

That's a 90s Mustang, it's not worth an impound fee.


You underestimate the stupidity of a redneck. That car is worth at least a case of Natty Light.
 
2013-10-24 11:42:40 AM
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2013-10-24 11:45:05 AM
www.fatwallet.com
 
2013-10-24 11:46:11 AM
hellogiggles.com
 
2013-10-24 11:51:07 AM
Five bucks worth of gas?  I think fumes is about all you get for that these days!
 
2013-10-24 12:00:34 PM
It's incredible that we let just any jackass roll up and start dispensing highly flammable fluid at a high rate at the press of a button.

And don't bother mentioning the signs, the inevitable response is "aw, well I didn't see it!"
 
2013-10-24 12:18:05 PM
$5 worth of gas and a pack of cigarettes.

That will get him to the next station, where he may or may not have another $5 dollars to continue.

/poor people should not smoke
 
2013-10-24 12:26:21 PM

Mentalpatient87: It's incredible that we let just any jackass roll up and start dispensing highly flammable fluid at a high rate at the press of a button.

And don't bother mentioning the signs, the inevitable response is "aw, well I didn't see it!"


The next guy may be able to say he didn't see the No Smoking sign, since this guy seemed to burned it off.
 
2013-10-24 12:34:11 PM
Is it wrong that I lol to that?
 
2013-10-24 12:51:29 PM

durbnpoisn: I've seen people smoking around the gas station for years.  I was always told that the ignition point of gasoline was FAR higher than the temp that a cigarette burns.  A guy I worked with actually used to joke around waving the cig in front of an open gas tank.


Probably not higher than the open flame of his lighter.

And all he could afford was a gallon and a half of gas...
 
2013-10-24 01:10:06 PM

Seat's Taken: IT'S NOT THE REAL SINGER/SONGWRITER JAMES TAYLOR!  It's someone different.  The real singer James Taylor is extremely talented and older than the guy from the article.  You guys are morons.  Look it up on wikipedia or google it.  The real James Taylor stopped smoking in the 90's after he had a scare with lung cancer that turned out to be tuberculosis which he cured and now is sharing his cure with the world.  What's wrong with you people?


Oh my.  I'm not quite sure how to feel here.  I mean, it must be a troll, right?  But it's the most earnest, genuine, heartfelt sounding troll I've ever seen.

Or maybe it's real...  Arggghhh!! I can't decide!!!
 
2013-10-24 01:17:18 PM

BobCumbers: durbnpoisn: I've seen people smoking around the gas station for years.  I was always told that the ignition point of gasoline was FAR higher than the temp that a cigarette burns.  A guy I worked with actually used to joke around waving the cig in front of an open gas tank.

This^
He most likely tried to light it while pumping.  It's not like the movies, a lit cigarette will not ignite gasoline.
Good to keep people afraid though.


I don't think it has anything to do with "Keeping people afraid". I think it has more to do with caution. Also, WHY would you need to smoke at a pump, other than FREEDOMS!!1!1, because that's just really dumb...
 
2013-10-24 02:49:18 PM
Natural Selection, biatches!
 
2013-10-24 02:52:20 PM

BobCumbers: durbnpoisn: I've seen people smoking around the gas station for years.  I was always told that the ignition point of gasoline was FAR higher than the temp that a cigarette burns.  A guy I worked with actually used to joke around waving the cig in front of an open gas tank.

This^
He most likely tried to light it while pumping.  It's not like the movies, a lit cigarette will not ignite gasoline.
Good to keep people afraid though.


Or it could have something to do with keeping people away from the habit of lighting up while at the pump. Like this guy did. Because this is the result.

Good to keep avoiding the reality of danger, though.
 
2013-10-24 04:34:32 PM

durbnpoisn: I've seen people smoking around the gas station for years. I was always told that the ignition point of gasoline was FAR higher than the temp that a cigarette burns. A guy I worked with actually used to joke around waving the cig in front of an open gas tank.


The majority of the time, a cigarette will not light gasoline.  However, if you smoke, from time to time the paper sort of "flares up" and burns a little hotter than normal, for a fraction of a second.  And if gasoline vapor is present when that happens, then things can get exciting.

But in this story, it talks about him "throwing the lighter away".  Chances are, the gas fumes caught when he was lighting the cigarette.  While it's not common for a cigarette to set gas on fire, a lighter is designed to set things on fire.  It's creating an open flame.  Do that with gas vapor present and it's pretty much inevitable.

Smoking at a gas pump is just plain stupid, no matter how you look at it.
 
2013-10-24 06:28:22 PM

JuggleGeek: durbnpoisn: I've seen people smoking around the gas station for years. I was always told that the ignition point of gasoline was FAR higher than the temp that a cigarette burns. A guy I worked with actually used to joke around waving the cig in front of an open gas tank.

The majority of the time, a cigarette will not light gasoline.  However, if you smoke, from time to time the paper sort of "flares up" and burns a little hotter than normal, for a fraction of a second.  And if gasoline vapor is present when that happens, then things can get exciting.

But in this story, it talks about him "throwing the lighter away".  Chances are, the gas fumes caught when he was lighting the cigarette.  While it's not common for a cigarette to set gas on fire, a lighter is designed to set things on fire.  It's creating an open flame.  Do that with gas vapor present and it's pretty much inevitable.

Smoking at a gas pump is just plain stupid, no matter how you look at it.



So guys, here's the deal.  Pretty much no liquid burns, only the vapor does (more on this below).  The degree of danger depends on the vapor pressure of the compound.  Gasoline has a high vapor pressure in air, so it's pretty dangerous to smoke around.  Ether has an even higher vapor pressure.  Kerosene is lower.

For burning (self-sustaining oxidation) to happen, you need fuel and oxygen and you need to be above the activation temperature for the reaction.  For liquids, the activation temperature is higher than the vaporization temperature.  So you can't get it hot enough to burn without having it turn into vapor first.

Now, there's an exception when you are aerosolizing the fuel.  In that case, you can expose enough surface area of the fuel to oxygen to get it to burn as liquid (or even as solid like flour), but the first rule is still obeyed also - i.e., for gasoline, even if gets sprayed into an aerosol (like in an engine cylinder) the ignition source will still vaporize it before it ignites it.

So, to summarize, pretty much no liquids burn ever.  But you are still a jackass if you smoke pumping gas and should get blown up.
 
2013-10-24 06:54:22 PM
Also, on the "what's hot enough to ignite gasoline and what's not" front...

You mostly can go by the color of the fire (the blackbody radiation) to estimate the temperature.  Red-orange, like the cherry of a cigarette, is about 1500 K, which is 2240 F.  Plenty hot enough to ignite gasoline vapor.  Ignition temperature for gasoline is about 500 F.  Boiling temperature (which is a range because it is a mixture) starts around 100 F.
 
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