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2013-11-15 08:36:39 AM
That'll teach Gondor to fark with the dwarves
 
2013-11-15 08:36:44 AM
centralia?
 
2013-11-15 08:37:34 AM
Is that a fiberglass pool getting sucked into the hole in the first picture???

/we're gonna need a bigger  boat pool
 
2013-11-15 08:37:39 AM
Now, is that a big-ass sinkhole, or a big ass-sinkhole?
 
2013-11-15 08:38:26 AM
Damn you internets, now I have this mental image of Peter Griffin's big ass sucking in houses.

I'm going to take my meds and lay down now.

/also, subby missed an opportunity for a Poltergiest headline.
 
2013-11-15 08:39:17 AM
so..global warming climate change ice age?
 
2013-11-15 08:40:13 AM
Came for a Fringe reference, leaving dissatisfied.

/Where's the Amber people?!
 
2013-11-15 08:40:46 AM
But enough about Subby's mom!
 
2013-11-15 08:40:58 AM
That's what happens when you cast Lucy Liu as Watson, ffs.
 
2013-11-15 08:41:40 AM
www.explainxkcd.com


/oblig
 
2013-11-15 08:43:03 AM
FTFA:

"As I approached the back of the house, I see our screen room just three feet off the ground," said Dupree.
Durpe, his wife and daughter got out with only the clothes on their backs.
"At first I thought maybe it was a joke because I couldn't believe it was actually happening," said daughter Ivy Dupre.

What the hell are these people's names really?
 
2013-11-15 08:44:34 AM

Smeggy Smurf: That'll teach Gondor to fark with the dwarves


Dammit!  First thing I thought of too.  You magnificent bastard!
 
2013-11-15 08:45:15 AM
THANKS A LOT FARTBAMA

/you know he had something to do with this
 
2013-11-15 08:47:41 AM
Katie Homes fell into a sink hole?
 
2013-11-15 08:49:13 AM

UNAUTHORIZED FINGER: What the hell are these people's names really?


they all voted GOP, so Durpe, obviously.

/nice catch, man :-)
 
2013-11-15 08:51:11 AM
blackholes.stardate.org
 
2013-11-15 08:54:20 AM

Smeggy Smurf: That'll teach Gondor to fark with the dwarves


I kept reading it as Dunedain as well.
 
2013-11-15 08:54:33 AM
Probably best for everyone if this continues to happen throughout Florida..... Just saying.
 
2013-11-15 08:55:09 AM

uttertosh: UNAUTHORIZED FINGER: What the hell are these people's names really?

they all voted GOP, so Durpe, obviously.

/nice catch, man :-)


Perhaps they're related to ex-Miami Dolphin Mark Duper.
 
2013-11-15 08:56:09 AM
Bastard Toadflax


Now, is that a big-ass sinkhole, or a big ass-sinkhole?


The first you can hire a couple of blocks down for about $100 and hour.
 
2013-11-15 08:57:00 AM
What is this "ass sinkhole" of which you speak? How big was it?
 
2013-11-15 09:01:02 AM
something, something, Kayne West
Kanye West, Kanye West
something, something, Kayne West
 Kim Kardashian

/to London Bridge is Falling Down
 
2013-11-15 09:01:44 AM
It would suck if my home fell into a sinkhole because people could see in my house and notice all of my crappy furniture.

The falling to my doom part would suck as well.
 
2013-11-15 09:04:11 AM
Future headline.

Giant sink hole between Florida and Georgia causes Florida to drift away.
 
2013-11-15 09:09:13 AM
It really does appear that FL is slowly sinking into the ocean.  Well, the swamp.

This has been happening with such alarming frequency recently.  I wonder when people will start to realize that as they keep building, and diverting the ground water to places that had none before, this will only get worse.
 
2013-11-15 09:09:20 AM

AngryDragon: Smeggy Smurf: That'll teach Gondor to fark with the dwarves

Dammit! First thing I thought of too. You magnificent bastard!


To be fair, it is a Dúnedain sinkhole of the the westernesse.
 
2013-11-15 09:09:56 AM
Citizens insurance was repairing the sinkhole how they saw fit before the collapse, (as cheap as possible, and not what the engineers recommended) and now these people have lost everything. Citizens insurance is not helping. They deny claims that are obvious sinkholes, the news is full of stories where people have huge caverns under their homes and Citizens denies them and will not do anything except collect premiums.
My home has a side that is collapsing (albeit slowly). I have had engineers out from Citizens and was told that it is 'settling' and not covered. When I asked for a copy of the report it took them 3 months to get it to me. I am still fighting them. I have had sinkhole firms and construction firms out to inspect, and both have said that something needs to be done. We have had 2 sinkholes within 100 yards of my home. They are calling Pasco, Pinellas and Hillsboro 'sinkhole alley'. This does wonders for my home value. If Citizens would do the right thing and fix my home, I would be alot happier. When I bought this place 18 years ago, we did not have this problem. There were no sinkholes in this area.

A good friend lives in that neighborhood, 3 streets north of the sinkhole. He is preparing to pack his shiat and move if he has to evacuate.
 
2013-11-15 09:19:56 AM

Bastard Toadflax: Now, is that a big-ass sinkhole, or a big ass-sinkhole?


I think in this case it would be OK to just combine some words. We can call it a big ass-hole, or asshole if you will.
 
2013-11-15 09:20:48 AM

durbnpoisn: It really does appear that FL is slowly sinking into the ocean.  Well, the swamp.

This has been happening with such alarming frequency recently.  I wonder when people will start to realize that as they keep building, and diverting the ground water to places that had none before, this will only get worse.


the assholes in local and state governments will never realize that. the insurance companies who will make cost prohibitive to continue build shiat will.
 
2013-11-15 09:38:20 AM
Can we name the sinkhole Leon?
 
2013-11-15 09:57:38 AM
Was that a fiberglass pool? Holy bajeebus that's terrifying.

Reminds me of The Lovely Bones. Damnit that ending pissed me off.

I wonder what is at the bottom of a sinkhole. Other than probably, most likely, yes, those critters from The Descent.
 
2013-11-15 09:57:56 AM

durbnpoisn: It really does appear that FL is slowly sinking into the ocean.  Well, the swamp.

This has been happening with such alarming frequency recently.  I wonder when people will start to realize that as they keep building, and diverting the ground water to places that had none before, this will only get worse.


shhhhh don't tell them that.
 
2013-11-15 10:11:33 AM

Smeggy Smurf: That'll teach Gondor to fark with the dwarves


Damn you!!!

/shakes tiny fist
 
2013-11-15 10:11:48 AM

Rapmaster2000: It would suck if my home fell into a sinkhole because people could see in my house and notice all of my crappy furniture.
The falling to my doom part would suck as well.


That story about the guy who fell into the sinkhole while sitting on his bed was scary as fark. He's falling in the sinkhole, screaming, and his family is in the other room hearing it all, but they can't rescue him. And then the state came in and bulldozed the whole place a day later, like it was a portal to hell or something.

Florida.
 
2013-11-15 10:25:35 AM

SDRR: the assholes in local and state governments will never realize that.


They're going to scramble to fill it in. If there's one thing a big ass-hole doesn't like it's a bigger-ass hole.
 
2013-11-15 10:43:29 AM

SDRR: durbnpoisn: It really does appear that FL is slowly sinking into the ocean.  Well, the swamp.

This has been happening with such alarming frequency recently.  I wonder when people will start to realize that as they keep building, and diverting the ground water to places that had none before, this will only get worse.

the assholes in local and state governments will never realize that. the insurance companies who will make cost prohibitive to continue build shiat will.


What makes it really tough for the people there is that they likely didn't think of sinkhole insurance when they bought the property.  And no insurance company will allow them to add it now.  And they almost certainly won't provide it in the future.
 
2013-11-15 10:45:26 AM
Going to read the article and just sit for a minute and let it...

sink in.
 
2013-11-15 11:41:36 AM

loaba: Smeggy Smurf: That'll teach Gondor to fark with the dwarves

I kept reading it as Dunedain as well.


Way ahead of you. Mrs. Lion was born in Dunedin, so that's the mnemonic I use to remember it.

/Will never forget the look of confusion on her face when I asked if either of her parents were over 80
 
2013-11-15 01:02:51 PM

strangeluck: Damn you internets, now I have this mental image of Peter Griffin's big ass sucking in houses.

I'm going to take my meds and lay down now.

/also, subby missed an opportunity for a Poltergiest headline.


What about  The Money Pit?
 
2013-11-15 01:17:59 PM

fblonk: Citizens insurance was repairing the sinkhole how they saw fit before the collapse, (as cheap as possible, and not what the engineers recommended) and now these people have lost everything. Citizens insurance is not helping. They deny claims that are obvious sinkholes, the news is full of stories where people have huge caverns under their homes and Citizens denies them and will not do anything except collect premiums.
My home has a side that is collapsing (albeit slowly). I have had engineers out from Citizens and was told that it is 'settling' and not covered. When I asked for a copy of the report it took them 3 months to get it to me. I am still fighting them. I have had sinkhole firms and construction firms out to inspect, and both have said that something needs to be done. We have had 2 sinkholes within 100 yards of my home. They are calling Pasco, Pinellas and Hillsboro 'sinkhole alley'. This does wonders for my home value. If Citizens would do the right thing and fix my home, I would be alot happier. When I bought this place 18 years ago, we did not have this problem. There were no sinkholes in this area.

A good friend lives in that neighborhood, 3 streets north of the sinkhole. He is preparing to pack his shiat and move if he has to evacuate.


why arent you talking to a  lawyer? you like fighting fruitlessly with indifferent companies?
 
2013-11-15 05:53:50 PM

durbnpoisn: I wonder when people will start to realize that as they keep building, and diverting the ground water to places that had none before, this will only get worse.


I think these Florida sinkholes may result from the opposite problem: a falling water table due to pumping water out of aquifers.  Still a result of overdevelopment, though.
 
2013-11-15 07:44:45 PM
Keep pumping out that ground water from the aquifers with no regard for the limestone, guys.
 
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