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2014-01-09 09:22:46 AM
Ford makes couches?
 
2014-01-09 10:09:48 AM
Just ask someone to help you load it into the van, don't run it over.

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2014-01-09 10:21:07 AM
Was it driving through Islington two million years ago
 
2014-01-09 10:22:40 AM
Was it a nice couch?
 
2014-01-09 10:24:46 AM
Three officers were taken to a hospital because of fumes from the fire.

Standing down wind, how does it work.
 
2014-01-09 10:25:09 AM
Was it in an action movie? Vehicles burst into flames when they hit pot holes in action movies.
 
2014-01-09 10:25:47 AM

mutterfark: Was it driving through Islington two million years ago


This comment is just prefect.
 
2014-01-09 10:27:02 AM
Ford makes...

Mugato: Ford makes couches?


Dammit.
 
2014-01-09 10:27:09 AM
Was the driver's name Rick James?

/FYC
 
2014-01-09 10:29:31 AM
I read that as 'crotch.'
 
2014-01-09 10:30:20 AM
Was he celebrating a WVU football win/loss?
 
2014-01-09 10:32:09 AM
I read that as 'coach', and was going to make a "thrown under the bus comment"
 
2014-01-09 10:35:31 AM
As much as I love hearing about burning Fords it's still sad to hear that a van died
 
2014-01-09 10:36:24 AM
Was the couch pinin' for the Fords?
 
2014-01-09 10:38:49 AM
Came for Matt Foley, leaving disappoint :(

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2014-01-09 10:40:33 AM
My biggest 'oh holy farking shiat' moment was when I was on a motorcycle and the pickup in front of me had the couch fly off the bed and into both lanes of traffic like a spinning beige wheel of fluffy death. Luckily I get by it just as it had turned lengthwise along the road. The drivers never even stopped. I don't know if they didn't want to be liable for damages or just got home and thought "didn't we start this trip with a couch?".

They did seem confused as to why a motorcyclist was giving them the bird as he went by.
 
2014-01-09 10:46:16 AM

jtown: Was it a nice couch?


It really tied the room together.
 
2014-01-09 10:47:59 AM
I had to swerve to miss an extension ladder the other day, but the worst one was an empty wire spool about 3' in diameter. It just kept going like a blue hair in a Cadillac -- about 25 mph on the freeway, switching lanes without signaling, weaving back and forth.
 
2014-01-09 10:48:33 AM
Meanwhiel subby , I wil leave  you this picture of your heavily tax payer subsidized,  Chevy Volt


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2014-01-09 10:49:35 AM
A Chesterfield, I think.
Pretty unusual behaviour for furniture, wouldn't you say?
 
2014-01-09 10:51:18 AM
The ford comment is fair.  I have a 1986 Chevy G30 van parked out back right now that I am slowly restoring.  Driving it around I get a real sense that plowing into anything smaller than a mountain would barely dent the fender.  A ford van? Not so much.


/About Five Miles per gallon city driving  in case you were wondering.
 
2014-01-09 10:59:11 AM
Did it flallop in fear?
 
2014-01-09 11:00:24 AM

orclover: The ford comment is fair.  I have a 1986 Chevy G30 van parked out back right now that I am slowly restoring.  Driving it around I get a real sense that plowing into anything smaller than a mountain would barely dent the fender.  A ford van? Not so much.


/About Five Miles per gallon city driving  in case you were wondering.


They built them like tanks back in the day. I hit a deer in my old '88 Pathfinder doing about 35 or so. The only damage was a headlight knocked from its mount. Of course, the thing got like 5 mpg, so there is that. (actually, just saw your slashie after typing that....)
 
2014-01-09 11:00:46 AM
I'm certain much globbering ensued as well.
 
2014-01-09 11:12:17 AM
The reason for the fire is easily explained as the thief stopped the van on top of the couch so that the fabric came in contact with the exhaust system and the high temp of the catalytic converter brought the fabric up beyond its ignition point...and there you go...instant fire.
 
2014-01-09 11:12:48 AM

orclover: The ford comment is fair.  I have a 1986 Chevy G30 van parked out back right now that I am slowly restoring.  Driving it around I get a real sense that plowing into anything smaller than a mountain would barely dent the fender.  A ford van? Not so much.


/About Five Miles per gallon city driving  in case you were wondering.


Anything built in the early 80s would do that, the problem with GM in the 80s were their transmissions were complete shiat.
 
2014-01-09 11:21:54 AM

hasty ambush: Meanwhiel subby , I wil leave  you this picture of your heavily tax payer subsidized,  Chevy Volt


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2014-01-09 11:23:29 AM
Sofa in the road. lol. I've always been amazed at how quick sofas and mattresses appear when you have a dumpster dropped off for construction debris.
 
2014-01-09 11:23:41 AM

orclover: The ford comment is fair.  I have a 1986 Chevy G30 van parked out back right now that I am slowly restoring.  Driving it around I get a real sense that plowing into anything smaller than a mountain would barely dent the fender.  A ford van? Not so much.


/About Five Miles per gallon city driving  in case you were wondering.


454?

I get 12mpg in town with my '90 G20
 
2014-01-09 11:33:14 AM

Smeggy Smurf: I get 12mpg in town with my '90 G20


That ain't shiat/ I've yet to have to refuel my Broyhill.
 
2014-01-09 11:40:15 AM
I could see it if the vehicle was a Castro convertible.
 
2014-01-09 11:53:19 AM
http://www.fark.com/comments/8093009/Van-catches-fire-after-running-ov er-couch-Thought-to-be-fair-it-was-a-Ford?startid=88609365

You want my thoughts on this url?
 
2014-01-09 12:03:02 PM

Smeggy Smurf: orclover: The ford comment is fair.  I have a 1986 Chevy G30 van parked out back right now that I am slowly restoring.  Driving it around I get a real sense that plowing into anything smaller than a mountain would barely dent the fender.  A ford van? Not so much.


/About Five Miles per gallon city driving  in case you were wondering.

454?

I get 12mpg in town with my '90 G20


V8 360 small block according to my wife.  Big sumbiatch, and so basic that I have actually fixed it on a couple of occasions, not my wife (the mechanic).  We could probably tow a house with it.  It was a school bus at some point in the past apparently, then a party van for some surfers in cali, ended up as a bands haul van then some downtown bicycle taxis transport before ending up our utility/camping van.  Its got history.
 
2014-01-09 12:04:19 PM
Did they save the groceries?
 
2014-01-09 12:06:23 PM

hasty ambush: Meanwhiel subby , I wil leave  you this picture of your heavily tax payer subsidized,  Chevy Volt


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Good riddance.  I hated when the Toyota Celica when RWD.  Ruined a perfectly good coupe.
 
2014-01-09 12:08:32 PM

hasty ambush: Meanwhiel subby , I wil leave  you this picture of your heavily tax payer subsidized,  Chevy Volt


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That's not a Chevy Volt. I believe that is a Toyota.
 
2014-01-09 12:18:11 PM

hasty ambush: Meanwhiel subby , I wil leave  you this picture of your heavily tax payer subsidized,  Chevy Volt


Even if it were, are you trying to make some sort of point?

But:

markb289: That's not a Chevy Volt. I believe that is a Toyota.


A Celica, in fact.  Mid-to-late 90s model.

I even found one in the same color/trim level after maybe 10 seconds of googling:

i194.photobucket.com
 
2014-01-09 12:19:30 PM
Aaron Carter?
 
2014-01-09 12:19:44 PM

hasty ambush: Meanwhiel subby , I wil leave  you this picture of your heavily tax payer subsidized,  Chevy Volt


Not sure if trolling, but that looks like a mid-1990s Civic or Celica, neither of which were taxpayer subsidized.
 
2014-01-09 12:29:32 PM

MythDragon: My biggest 'oh holy farking shiat' moment was when I was on a motorcycle and the pickup in front of me had the couch fly off the bed and into both lanes of traffic like a spinning beige wheel of fluffy death. Luckily I get by it just as it had turned lengthwise along the road. The drivers never even stopped. I don't know if they didn't want to be liable for damages or just got home and thought "didn't we start this trip with a couch?".

They did seem confused as to why a motorcyclist was giving them the bird as he went by.


Today's CSB:

Couple months back on my commute home I ended up on the interstate with this truck with a huge wardrobe just sitting in the back without anything holding it down way too close for comfort. I managed to get ahead and away as I didn't want to be anywhere near that thing when it inevitably went flying.

Got off the interstate onto my road home... and approaching a red light the truck shows back up and gets around and right in front of me. Ugh.

Sure enough, on green as we got back up to speed another truck cut him off and they proceeded to get in a game of road-rage chicken. I moved over to the farthest right lane, trying to decide if I needed to try and speed up ahead or slow way down when I spotted the wardrobe fly out of the truck and directly into my path. Managed to slam on the breaks, the wardrobe miraculously hit empty road but at such an angle that it then came bouncing directly at me, end over end, huge chunks of wood splintering off in all directions, somehow not hitting a single vehicle as they swerved around me, their drivers cursing and honking at me like I had any other choice but to slam. I had no way to get out of the way (traffic wasn't even slowing as it swerved around me and road debris... it was actually kind impressive), so just watched in horror as that thing came barreling down. Finally most of it went flying the other direction - somehow again *away* from traffic into a parking lot - and just the back half continued, slowing down until it loomed directly over my car... and flopped backwards. All of this happened within the span of probably 100 feet and less than 10 seconds, but boy did it feel like an eternity... and/or like I was stuck in a video game with wonky physics. The truck had stopped about another couple hundred feet ahead, but as soon as I managed to get around the debris he sped off again before I could get his tag number. I was pissed, but figured the loss of their wardrobe and the fact that was somehow the only loss in that whole thing was payment enough (it was a really nice, big, antique-looking thing, almost exactly like this one, too)

/dammit people, just tie your crap down... and also try not to be an ass!
 
2014-01-09 12:34:14 PM

Deucednuisance: hasty ambush: Meanwhiel subby , I wil leave  you this picture of your heavily tax payer subsidized,  Chevy Volt

Even if it were, are you trying to make some sort of point?

But:

markb289: That's not a Chevy Volt. I believe that is a Toyota.

A Celica, in fact.  Mid-to-late 90s model.

I even found one in the same color/trim level after maybe 10 seconds of googling:

[i194.photobucket.com image 800x427]


Good catch, I blanked on Celica. (I'm getting old)
 
2014-01-09 12:50:51 PM

Buttbone McGillicutty: Good riddance. I hated when the Toyota Celica when RWD. Ruined a perfectly good coupe.


Damnit, I meant FWD.
 
2014-01-09 12:53:09 PM

loki see loki do: Did it flallop in fear?


Only mattresses do that.
 
2014-01-09 04:22:31 PM

AgentPothead: Three officers were taken to a hospital because of fumes from the fire.

Standing down wind, how does it work.


Florida.  I'm surprised they didn't lose their cars trying to PIT the fire out.
 
2014-01-09 07:51:43 PM

orclover: The ford comment is fair.  I have a 1986 Chevy G30 van parked out back right now that I am slowly restoring.  Driving it around I get a real sense that plowing into anything smaller than a mountain would barely dent the fender.  A ford van? Not so much.


/About Five Miles per gallon city driving  in case you were wondering.


Know how I know you didn't even click the link?  The Ford looked just fine.  It was the couch that was destroyed, fire most likely started from the exhaust against the fabric.
 
2014-01-09 09:39:34 PM

lack of warmth: orclover: The ford comment is fair.  I have a 1986 Chevy G30 van parked out back right now that I am slowly restoring.  Driving it around I get a real sense that plowing into anything smaller than a mountain would barely dent the fender.  A ford van? Not so much.


/About Five Miles per gallon city driving  in case you were wondering.

Know how I know you didn't even click the link?  The Ford looked just fine.  It was the couch that was destroyed, fire most likely started from the exhaust against the fabric.


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