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(Google)   Since 2006, over seventy drivers from the Buffalo, NY area have driven into buildings. "Weird" tag is also for the person who maps them all   (maps.google.com) divider line 44
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2014-01-18 12:53:31 PM  
It's called demolition. Since it's Buffalo, the city is amortizing the costs over 322 years.
 
2014-01-18 01:16:05 PM  
Clearly the work of turrists, theynjust cant get planes no more.
 
2014-01-18 01:16:28 PM  
Well, subster, if you've ever been in Buffalo in the winter, you would understand.
 
2014-01-18 01:17:38 PM  

Schmerd1948: Well, subster, if you've ever been in Buffalo in the winter, you would understand.


Yeah, you'd think they would plow the roads better.

/seriously some of the side streets are just awful.
 
2014-01-18 01:18:01 PM  
Sooo, Jews?
 
2014-01-18 01:19:29 PM  

Schmerd1948: Well, subster, if you've ever been in Buffalo in the winter, you would understand.


It looks like March-October is the busy season for this. It's usually old people around here doing it, and old people tend to try to stay off the roads in the winter.
 
2014-01-18 01:29:15 PM  

Bslim: Sooo, Jews?


Old people.

Lots of young people moved away over the last 2-3 generations, due to lack of jobs. As a result, the demographics of remaining residents skews pretty old.

Couple that with slick roads in winter, and voila. Cars driving into buildings left and right.
 
2014-01-18 01:29:35 PM  
i303.photobucket.com
 
2014-01-18 01:31:24 PM  
Incidentally, one of the ones on the map happened within the last year at my sister's place of employment.

It was an elderly person trying, and failing, to park.
 
2014-01-18 01:31:43 PM  
Ban assault cars
 
2014-01-18 01:33:43 PM  
I'd expect this in Detroit.
 
2014-01-18 01:37:58 PM  
Since when does Buffalo go from Niagara Falls to Jamestown and then all the way out to Brockport?  There is like 7 counties covered on this map.
 
2014-01-18 01:42:49 PM  

dome maravilloso: Since when does Buffalo go from Niagara Falls to Jamestown and then all the way out to Brockport?  There is like 7 counties covered on this map.


Simple. Any time something happens within this zone, it's a Buffalo problem. Because journalists.
 
2014-01-18 01:44:16 PM  

phamwaa: dome maravilloso: Since when does Buffalo go from Niagara Falls to Jamestown and then all the way out to Brockport?  There is like 7 counties covered on this map.

Simple. Any time something happens within this zone, it's a Buffalo problem. Because journalists.


It's like how Upstate NY is anywhere from Albany to Findley Lake.
 
2014-01-18 01:44:30 PM  
Old drivers forget which one is the brake peddle.
Or it's old people on crack.
 
2014-01-18 01:44:43 PM  

MattyBlast:


Or EPIC WIN if you are the homeowner. If a city vehicle farks up your shiat call a lawyer immediately cause you just won the lawsuit lottery.
 
2014-01-18 01:46:16 PM  
i303.photobucket.com
 
2014-01-18 01:47:03 PM  
This one gave me the sad:
buffalo.images.ynn.com

media.wkbw.com
She pushed the building off its foundation.
 
2014-01-18 01:55:21 PM  

cameroncrazy1984: Schmerd1948: Well, subster, if you've ever been in Buffalo in the winter, you would understand.

Yeah, you'd think they would plow the roads better.

/seriously some of the side streets are just awful.


That's not always a help, please see entry:
December 16, 2013 - Bailey Ave & Arden
"City snow plow driver crashes into building and is charged with DWI."
 
2014-01-18 01:56:08 PM  
I remember it seemed to start with an old lady driving into the Cheeburger Cheeburger and killing a 13yo kid's parents in front of him. The next day, and it seemed like for the next month, there was someone driving into a building every day.
 
2014-01-18 02:04:45 PM  
Buffalo buffalo buffalo Buffalo buffalo into a house
 
2014-01-18 02:06:03 PM  
The "Voices" must have a "hit list"
 
2014-01-18 02:06:04 PM  
""Weird" tag is also for the person who maps them all"

Collecting them might be considered weird, once you have a collection additionally mapping them is not much additional weird.

Weird might be normal in Buffalo. WIBV(4) has a slide show, Rash of vehicles crashing into buildings, with 69 entries.
 
2014-01-18 02:19:50 PM  
My favorite of them was the crash onto the glass dome of the Delevan/Canisus station. That one took talent.
 
2014-01-18 02:20:48 PM  

Begoggle: Buffalo buffalo buffalo Buffalo buffalo into a house


I laughed.
 
2014-01-18 02:21:55 PM  
The have a bad portal map from Apple.
 
2014-01-18 03:07:51 PM  
I lived there for a while.
Everyone in Buffalo is very old, very drunk and very Polish.
Or some random Somali that was just introduced to the concept of driving a car.
 
2014-01-18 03:26:34 PM  
It's an okay place to be from.

Growing up thinking that sub-zero temperature winds blowing 19 feet of lake effect snow around is normal really makes you appreciate being anywhere else in the country.

And now I feel warm and fuzzy knowing that I'm a safe distance from the World Capital of Drivers Crashing into Buildings.
 
2014-01-18 03:38:15 PM  
img.fark.net
 
2014-01-18 03:58:16 PM  

phamwaa: This one gave me the sad:



She pushed the building off its foundation.


Last time I saw my father cry.
 
2014-01-18 04:00:10 PM  
nvestigators believe a vehicle was traveling east on Broadway, when it struck a planters box, a tree, a light pole and then burst into flames and split in half, with the back half of the vehicle crashing into a vacant store front at the Broadway Market.

TA-DA!
 
2014-01-18 04:15:23 PM  
The epicenter seems to be near the magnet factory, not that slick roads don't hurt.

www.linuxmagnetics.com
 
2014-01-18 04:16:07 PM  
There has to be a better way to commit suicide because you live in Buffalo. Has anyone told them they can just move?
 
2014-01-18 05:23:11 PM  
Jamestown is about 60 miles South of Buffalo.
 
2014-01-18 07:17:46 PM  

Doom MD: Ban assault cars


Hey. the damn things go looking for trouble.
Back before WWI, when the automobile was new, at one point there were exactly two automobiles in the entire, vast Kansas City metropolitan area. They managed to somehow find each other and collide.
 
2014-01-18 08:01:09 PM  

gas giant: Everyone in Buffalo is very old, very drunk and very Polish.


You just described my grandpa who died last year. Except he never learned to drive, being a dyslexic who had it so bad he could read street signs. Don't laugh, he wired all your telephone exchanges.
 
2014-01-18 08:43:53 PM  

Mock26: Jamestown is about 60 miles South of Buffalo.


85, actually.
 
2014-01-19 02:26:10 AM  

upndn: I'd expect this in Detroit.


Buffalo is Detroit Jr., just minus the auto manufacturing plants.  They do have engine and stamping (sheet metal) facilities, but I think the last car built ther was a Pierce Arrow waaay back in the day.  They have mediocre football team, so-so hockey team ( will hopefully be much better in 2-3 years with the large number of high draft picks coming up) and a AAA baseball team.  But, the Sabres' owner is putting tons of cash into downtown, and in the near future, Buffalo will be a contender for yearly amateur hockey championship tournaments with the complex they're building.   Still, though, population drain plagues the area, and will take some time to undo the ill effects of it.  Buffalo is at a critical juncture, and it may or may not pull out of its flat spin towards free fall to earth.
 
2014-01-19 06:38:57 AM  
More of the tree-hugging anti-car propaganda I've come to expect from this site.

It's obvious that those buildings jumped out into the road in front of the cars.

Hey hippies, pay goddam road tax and maybe you'll be allowed on the road.
 
2014-01-19 08:13:15 AM  

Dr Jack Badofsky: upndn: I'd expect this in Detroit.

Buffalo is Detroit Jr., just minus the auto manufacturing plants.  They do have engine and stamping (sheet metal) facilities, but I think the last car built ther was a Pierce Arrow waaay back in the day.  They have mediocre football team, so-so hockey team ( will hopefully be much better in 2-3 years with the large number of high draft picks coming up) and a AAA baseball team.  But, the Sabres' owner is putting tons of cash into downtown, and in the near future, Buffalo will be a contender for yearly amateur hockey championship tournaments with the complex they're building.   Still, though, population drain plagues the area, and will take some time to undo the ill effects of it.  Buffalo is at a critical juncture, and it may or may not pull out of its flat spin towards free fall to earth.


Not even close to a Detroit Jr.! But don't move here, I like the thruway all to myself.
 
2014-01-19 03:29:10 PM  
I live a few miles south of you.  Speaking of Thruway, I love when federal interstates have state tollbooths plastered all over them.  Especially tollbooths that are run by a somewhat "untouchable" agency that supposedly the state itself has no control over,many is powerless to penalize.  An agency running tollbooths that were supposed to be removed 30 years ago, by the current idiot governor's homophobic father.
 
2014-01-19 03:52:48 PM  

Deep Contact: Dr Jack Badofsky: upndn: I'd expect this in Detroit.

Buffalo is Detroit Jr., just minus the auto manufacturing plants.  They do have engine and stamping (sheet metal) facilities, but I think the last car built ther was a Pierce Arrow waaay back in the day.  They have mediocre football team, so-so hockey team ( will hopefully be much better in 2-3 years with the large number of high draft picks coming up) and a AAA baseball team.  But, the Sabres' owner is putting tons of cash into downtown, and in the near future, Buffalo will be a contender for yearly amateur hockey championship tournaments with the complex they're building.   Still, though, population drain plagues the area, and will take some time to undo the ill effects of it.  Buffalo is at a critical juncture, and it may or may not pull out of its flat spin towards free fall to earth.

Not even close to a Detroit Jr.! But don't move here, I like the thruway all to myself.


Oh, and Buffalo IS Detroit Jr., complete with awesome architecture being ignored or ripped to shreds into "budget" apartments (aside from the apartments right downtown like Sidwell), lots falling into disrepair, vacant housing torched "anonymously", and lawmakers that couldn't give a shiat unless they're getting something out of it (that HAS to be how Pegula is able to do what he's doing by FN arena).  Add onto that the resistance put up by union-run municipalities to make any adjustments unless a control board comes in and forces it, a Common Council that is jacked up beyond belief, and you get this, which is happening in most counties that consist up "Upstate NY".
 
2014-01-19 09:45:11 PM  
cameroncrazy1984: Mock26: Jamestown is about 60 miles South of Buffalo not worth mentioning.

85, actually.

FTFY
 
2014-01-19 11:50:53 PM  

cameroncrazy1984: phamwaa: dome maravilloso: Since when does Buffalo go from Niagara Falls to Jamestown and then all the way out to Brockport?  There is like 7 counties covered on this map.

Simple. Any time something happens within this zone, it's a Buffalo problem. Because journalists.

It's like how Upstate NY is anywhere from Albany to Findley Lake.


"Upstate NY" consists of the 53 counties north of NYC area and Long Island.  The forsaken land is anything west of Binghampton and/or Syracuse on a good day (if WNY is lucky).
 
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