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(Metro)   You ever worry about the fairground ride you're on shedding parts when you're hundreds of feet in the air? Yeah, never happens. They inspect these things and oh my god (pics)   (metro.co.uk) divider line 88
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2013-12-16 08:20:21 PM
www.wired.com
 
2013-12-16 08:42:34 PM
I must be missing something.  Where is the damage to the chair?
 
2013-12-16 08:52:26 PM

Earguy: [www.wired.com image 552x352]


www.stereogum.com

I BELIEVE I CAN FLY!
I BELIEVE I CAN TOUCH THE SKY!
I DREAM ABOUT IT EVERY NIGHT AND DAY!
I SPREAD MY WINGS AND FLY AWAY.
I BELIEVE I CAN SOAR.
I SEE ME RUNNING THROUGH THAT OPEN DOOR
I BELIEVE I CAN FLY.
I BELIEVE I CAN FLLLYYYYY.
 
2013-12-16 08:59:28 PM

Chariset: I must be missing something.  Where is the damage to the chair?


The back panel is missing. Looks cosmetic to me.
 
2013-12-16 09:37:35 PM
It happens all the time. Have you looked at a carny lately?


t2.gstatic.com
/hot
//the link, not... you know


He's the guy putting your kid's ride together.

Never go on the rides the first day. Give 'em time to work out the kinks.
 
2013-12-16 09:41:42 PM

Chariset: I must be missing something.  Where is the damage to the chair?


That strap that goes across the back of the left chair is not there on the right chair. I think that may be the piece missing.
 
2013-12-16 09:42:31 PM
Pics? I saw a perfectly serviceable chair and a perfectly cromulent selfie
 
2013-12-16 09:42:35 PM
img842.imageshack.us
 
2013-12-16 09:43:55 PM
metrouk2.files.wordpress.com

media.tumblr.com
 
2013-12-16 09:44:59 PM
I could blame the script-blocking but the pictures I saw didn't shiat wrong.

TFA: 'I was sure I was going to die

and that's why you pay good money for that ride.
 
2013-12-16 09:45:19 PM

namegoeshere: It happens all the time. Have you looked at a carny lately?


[t2.gstatic.com image 302x167]
/hot
//the link, not... you know

He's the guy putting your kid's ride together.

Never go on the rides the first day. Give 'em time to work out the kinks.


Yep - the erm... gentlemen... who run those rides are indeed the ones that put them together.  Often while sleep deprived.

And sure..."they" inspect them.  "They" do a lot of things....
 
2013-12-16 09:45:50 PM
i830.photobucket.com
YOU GONNA GET RAPED
 
2013-12-16 09:46:20 PM
Sorry guys it was me.. Miss Gordon and I were enjoying the ride the night before.. And I whispered "your sister is better." wildest 8 second ride ever!
 
2013-12-16 09:46:25 PM
I do, actually. That's why I don't ride those rides.
 
2013-12-16 09:48:41 PM
theyboughttheirtickets.jpg
 
2013-12-16 09:49:43 PM
I guess you should keep Sharpies away from Scottish lassies.
 
2013-12-16 09:49:43 PM
Why are the eyebrows drawn on her face with football grease paint.
 
2013-12-16 09:50:26 PM
Meh.

I was on a Fokker F27 flight out of Ottawa once, and a chunk of interior-trim came off into my lap during takeoff. Got to see some aircraft cabin "guts".    No biggy.  I knew it was cosmetic.

I should, perhaps, have contacted one of the newspapers and got all hand-wringy.
 
2013-12-16 09:51:20 PM
i43.tinypic.com
 
2013-12-16 09:53:23 PM

wild9: Chariset: I must be missing something.  Where is the damage to the chair?

That strap that goes across the back of the left chair is not there on the right chair. I think that may be the piece missing.


Chariset: I must be missing something.  Where is the damage to the chair?


Your clue is the twisted piece of cable sticking out the back of the chair. A cable snapped, the others took the load as they were doubtless designed to do. Non-story.
 
2013-12-16 09:57:35 PM

patchvonbraun: I was on a Fokker F27 flight out of Ottawa once


I'll be on one of those in less than a week, so I give a Fokk about your reply.

swaniefrmreddeer: The back panel is missing. Looks cosmetic to me.


This.  Not that even cosmetic pieces should be dropping off, but yeah, no danger except possibly to someone on the ground.

That other picture posted above, on the other hand...  Yikes, unless it's shooped.
 
2013-12-16 09:58:26 PM

nytmare: Why are the eyebrows drawn on her face with football grease paint.


whatshisname: I guess you should keep Sharpies away from Scottish lassies.


Pretty good simulpost!
 
2013-12-16 09:59:54 PM
Meh, not interesting. Now the sidebar featuring THIS got my attention:

metrouk2.files.wordpress.com
 
2013-12-16 10:00:48 PM

gweilo8888: Your clue is the twisted piece of cable sticking out the back of the chair. A cable snapped, the others took the load as they were doubtless designed to do.


Actually I guess you're right.  If you compare the angles of the vertical components to those of the chair in front of it, it does look like one of them broke free, leaving the remaining one pointing straight up.
 
2013-12-16 10:01:30 PM
This is why I never ride those things. I also wont jump out of an airplane, mountain climb or any other stupid thrill seeking activities people do. There's enough ways to die in life without adding to the list.
 
2013-12-16 10:05:24 PM
I don't do chain rides
 
2013-12-16 10:05:32 PM

JerkStore: Meh, not interesting. Now the sidebar featuring THIS got my attention:


I have annoyingly itchy heels, so one of those would really come in...

(sunglasses on)

handy.
 
2013-12-16 10:06:08 PM
If you ever worked with the drunk carnies who setup the rides on Sunday and the eventually drunk HS kids who help them you'd never let your kids on mobile rides (fixed rides are safer per mile traveled than anything but US airliners).
 
2013-12-16 10:07:04 PM

Suckmaster Burstingfoam: JerkStore: Meh, not interesting. Now the sidebar featuring THIS got my attention:

I have annoyingly itchy heels, so one of those would really come in...

(sunglasses on)

handy.


I like the way you make jokes!
 
2013-12-16 10:09:21 PM
Isn't that Kenny Po
wers tv wife ?
 
2013-12-16 10:10:27 PM
nuatexperiment.files.wordpress.com
 
2013-12-16 10:20:48 PM

wild9: Chariset: I must be missing something.  Where is the damage to the chair?

That strap that goes across the back of the left chair is not there on the right chair. I think that may be the piece missing.


Sure, get all nit-picky, "I think that may be the piece missing."  Man up, nancy!  The problem with this country is we don't know how to have fun anymore!  You wanted to fly through the farking air, didn't you?  Now, all of a sudden, you're whining about "the piece missing". And who cares if dirt got on your cotton candy? It's shiat, anyway!  You people make me sick!!
 
2013-12-16 10:21:33 PM
I'm betting that this is a marginal story that they decided to run because that happens to be the prettiest woman in all of Scotland
 
2013-12-16 10:22:39 PM

How about some terrorist going after rollercoasters?


bloodymurder.files.wordpress.com


A really good movie.
 
zez
2013-12-16 10:23:46 PM
i.dailymail.co.uk
 
2013-12-16 10:26:25 PM
I thought those Scots weren't afraid of anything except the booze running out.
 
2013-12-16 10:32:50 PM

JerkStore: Meh, not interesting. Now the sidebar featuring THIS got my attention:

[metrouk2.files.wordpress.com image 650x435]


I would be so tempted to just sit there and try to make the fingers move. . .

/would be a cool Halloween trick
//"I'm just keeping Thing company until his new apartment is ready"
///*snap snap*
 
2013-12-16 10:33:06 PM

skinink: How about some terrorist going after rollercoasters?
[bloodymurder.files.wordpress.com image 850x1275]
A really good movie.


I've never seen that one, but, the cast is very good.
 
2013-12-16 10:37:02 PM

JerkStore: Meh, not interesting. Now the sidebar featuring THIS got my attention:

[metrouk2.files.wordpress.com image 650x435]


Ah, who did the surgery, Dr. Mengele?
 
2013-12-16 10:41:29 PM

JerkStore: Meh, not interesting. Now the sidebar featuring THIS got my attention:

[metrouk2.files.wordpress.com image 650x435]


You mean the story that was greened four hours ago?

http://www.fark.com/comments/8062082/Why-if-it-isnt-my-old-friend-Mr -M cGreg-With-a-leg-for-an-arm-an-arm-for-a-leg
 
2013-12-16 10:41:39 PM

zimbomba63: skinink: How about some terrorist going after rollercoasters?
[bloodymurder.files.wordpress.com image 850x1275]
A really good movie.

I've never seen that one, but, the cast is very good.


This was also Helen Hunt's first movie.
 
2013-12-16 10:44:49 PM

zimbomba63: Ah, who did the surgery, Dr. Mengele?


They do that to allow a stump to form which would allow for reimplantation, while also letting the hand heal.
 
2013-12-16 10:45:01 PM

Suckmaster Burstingfoam: JerkStore: Meh, not interesting. Now the sidebar featuring THIS got my attention:

I have annoyingly itchy heels, so one of those would really come in...

(sunglasses on)

handy.


I laughed. Well done.
 
2013-12-16 10:45:45 PM

zimbomba63: JerkStore: Meh, not interesting. Now the sidebar featuring THIS got my attention:

[metrouk2.files.wordpress.com image 650x435]

Ah, who did the surgery, Dr. Mengele?



Dr Nick.  That's his old friend, Mr. McGreg.
 
2013-12-16 10:49:31 PM

Voodoo_Stu: zimbomba63: JerkStore: Meh, not interesting. Now the sidebar featuring THIS got my attention:

[metrouk2.files.wordpress.com image 650x435]

Ah, who did the surgery, Dr. Mengele?


Dr Nick.  That's his old friend, Mr. McGreg.


Quantum Apostrophe: JerkStore: Meh, not interesting. Now the sidebar featuring THIS got my attention:

[metrouk2.files.wordpress.com image 650x435]

You mean the story that was greened four hours ago?

http://www.fark.com/comments/8062082/Why-if-it-isnt-my-old-friend-Mr -M cGreg-With-a-leg-for-an-arm-an-arm-for-a-leg


Ah, I hadn't seen that post or thread when I posted that.

Joke withdrawn people, Joke withdrawn.
 
2013-12-16 10:55:54 PM
i.dailymail.co.uk

farm3.staticflickr.com
farm4.staticflickr.com

internet sleuth mode:

apparently the 'cosmetic' piece that fell is some sort of outer shell casing, which, when intact, would effectively hide the cables that are used to support the seat.

apparently there would be two cables. 1 running from lower center to upper left. the other running from lower center to upper right.

apparently, the cable that would be running from lower center to upper right failed, causing the entire seat to twist back to the right, which probably caused the outer shell casing to break off.
/or reverse vampires
 
2013-12-16 10:58:46 PM
Isn't that the guy who helps out Samurai Jack on occasion?
 
2013-12-16 10:59:47 PM
Shiiiaaat...

My CSB:

At the Chesapeake Jubilee when I was fourteen, a piece of fiberglass fell off one of the rides and hit me on the head. Weighed about a pound or two. It hurt, but didn't think anything else of it. Five minutes later my little sister tells me I got blood all over the back of my neck. Medic at the first aid tent tells me I gotta get stitches. A guy there asks me how much money I've spent and I tell him about eighty dollars for our all day passes plus food. In reality it was forty. Twenty from from my sister who got ripped off at a carnie game, twenty from me who had to use my other ten to pay for her all day wristband! So I got back DOUBLE what we had spent. Granted I got a couple of stitches, but I got them back for ripping off my little sister at the carnie game!

Turns out the inspector was a friend of my grandfather's. He's always felt bad about that incident, but he's always made sure the rides really do pass muster and are not just "good enough."
 
2013-12-16 11:03:44 PM

grinding_journalist: YOU GONNA GET RAPED


Cant rape the willing.
 
2013-12-16 11:11:38 PM
 
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