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2014-03-25 05:33:02 PM  
The Astros are finally selling?
 
2014-03-25 05:35:09 PM  
Houston, we have ignition
 
2014-03-25 05:41:36 PM  
Yeah. In my PANTS!
 
2014-03-25 05:45:34 PM  
Another big condo/apartment building fire? Wow. What a surprise.
 
2014-03-25 05:45:41 PM  
s3.amazonaws.com
 
2014-03-25 05:48:09 PM  
Yowza!
 
2014-03-25 06:15:01 PM  
 
2014-03-25 06:39:47 PM  
Yea, well that record only goes back to 1981, when the Houston Hall of Records mysteriously burned down!
 
2014-03-25 06:40:51 PM  
Wait. You are telling me oil is flammable?!?!?!? Holy crap, call the news talking people!
 
2014-03-25 06:41:07 PM  
Pray for Omarion. And Bobby Bown.
 
2014-03-25 06:41:11 PM  
Planet Houston on fire?
Wanted for questioning:
4.bp.blogspot.com
 
2014-03-25 06:41:42 PM  
My GOD!! It melted the live stream!
 
2014-03-25 06:41:48 PM  
Judge Joe Brown is out of jail!
 
2014-03-25 06:43:57 PM  
Is it fueled by the geek outrage at Facebook's acquisition of Oculus?
 
2014-03-25 06:44:00 PM  
Are you telling me the White House is on fire?
 
2014-03-25 06:44:43 PM  
Rick Perry's pants were dry clean only, you fools!
 
2014-03-25 06:44:51 PM  
 
2014-03-25 06:45:57 PM  
(I said...)

WANTED FOR QUESTIONING.

i.chzbgr.com
 
2014-03-25 06:48:30 PM  
Black guy raising hell about Ted Nugent being a moronic biggot is a fire?  Nice link fail...  WTF is up with this shiat?
 
2014-03-25 06:48:37 PM  

balthan: Is it fueled by the geek outrage at Facebook's acquisition of Oculus?


Wait... is this true?
God damn it. That's farking terrible.
 
2014-03-25 06:48:44 PM  
Went to URL...saw some fat guy blabbering loudly about "America and rock n' roll"...closed it.

Farking Texas.
 
2014-03-25 06:49:27 PM  
I'm in houston on a business trip, and I wish I had brought my camera (a real camera, not the thing on a phone) with me; I'd so have gone down to check that out this morning.  Oh well, probably for the best, what with not getting in the way and such ;)
 
2014-03-25 06:49:57 PM  
i.imgur.com
 
2014-03-25 06:50:27 PM  

God-is-a-Taco: balthan: Is it fueled by the geek outrage at Facebook's acquisition of Oculus?

Wait... is this true?
God damn it. That's farking terrible.


Yep. The coolest PC gaming device since forever is now owned by the most inane f*ckstain of an online service since forever. But don't worry, Facebook KNOWS games...
 
2014-03-25 06:50:35 PM  
That was a painfully antagonistic interview about ted nugent there.  Are they all like that, or is that just Texas?
 
2014-03-25 06:51:07 PM  
Just saw a little blurbette about this on ABC.  Holy crap on the construction worker rescue.
 
2014-03-25 06:51:40 PM  
Wanted for questioning:
img1.wikia.nocookie.netFantastic Four's Human Torch
encrypted-tbn1.gstatic.comInvader's Toro
img.fark.netInvader's Jim Hammond
encrypted-tbn3.gstatic.comJustice League's Fire
 
2014-03-25 06:51:42 PM  
bbsimg.ngfiles.com
 
2014-03-25 06:51:55 PM  
Pants on fire!
i527.photobucket.com
 
2014-03-25 06:52:01 PM  

balthan: Is it fueled by the geek outrage at Facebook's acquisition of Oculus?


I hadn't heard about this.  Thanks for ruining my evening.
 
2014-03-25 06:52:47 PM  
That link went to a Houston weather report.  Thanks for the weather report.  Was there also a fire there?
 
2014-03-25 06:52:50 PM  
Welp, time to raise crude oil prices again
 
2014-03-25 06:52:53 PM  
Link went to autoplay weather report.  Really?  I know the weather in Houston sucks, I lived there.  But, pray tell, how does it classify as a fire.  Is it just Texasing.
 
2014-03-25 06:53:05 PM  
the neighbors are probably at fault, that's what happens when you let Peck sign off on the EPA paperwork
 
2014-03-25 06:53:48 PM  

GORDON: That link went to a Houston weather report.  Thanks for the weather report.  Was there also a fire there?


Ha, they fixed the link.
 
2014-03-25 06:54:01 PM  

balthan: Is it fueled by the geek outrage at Facebook's acquisition of Oculus?


You are joking, right?

(checks)

NOOOOOOOOOOO :(
 
2014-03-25 06:54:05 PM  
What's showing is a pair of men debating Ted "The_Pants-Crapping_Racist_Coward" Nugent's performance cancellation.
The melanin-disavantaged guy is calling the draft-dodger a "good American", while the other guy is calling him a racist coward, and that paying $16+ thousand to keep his stench out of town is a relative bargain for taxpayers.
 
2014-03-25 06:54:13 PM  

EViLTeW: balthan: Is it fueled by the geek outrage at Facebook's acquisition of Oculus?

I hadn't heard about this.  Thanks for ruining my evening.


Wow that's shiatty. Guess we're not getting VR anymore.
 
2014-03-25 06:54:42 PM  

Dancin_In_Anson: Not even close to the biggest Smitty.


and not a very timely green light for a NewsFlash, either.  Fire in a building under construction was under control by mid-afternoon and this link goes to the front page after 5:30 (central time).
 
2014-03-25 06:54:56 PM  
So a fire is in Houston.  You know where they have a problem.
 
2014-03-25 06:55:19 PM  
The fox station had two video feeds. One was a weatherman talking about weather (I had the sound down, but I assume he was saying, "And here in the east, Satan is working with Obama to send a high pressure evil front to KILL EVERYTHING YOU LOVE...")

The other one was a picture of a building sitting there, possibly wishing it was beachfront property.

Fire?
 
2014-03-25 06:56:22 PM  

Superjew: That was a painfully antagonistic interview about ted nugent there.  Are they all like that, or is that just Texas?


Texas?  It's Fox.
 
2014-03-25 06:57:35 PM  
Of course, it's hard to tell where the rubble ends..
 
2014-03-25 06:57:55 PM  
of all the things that can burn in this town, a fire in an unfinished apt building next to a cemetery doesn't even blip my radar
 
2014-03-25 06:59:03 PM  
there were no survivors next door to this blaze
 
2014-03-25 06:59:31 PM  
Well, according to:  http://www.myfoxhouston.com/story/25069187/2014/03/25/4-alarm-constru c tion-project-fire-causes-building-collapse

This fire was somewhere around 5 hours ago.

Way to stay timely, Fark.
 
2014-03-25 07:00:01 PM  
I clicked and was presented with an argument between Quanell X and some other guy about Ted Nugent.
sigh.

So many levels of sigh there actually.

FWIW this particular fox affiliate aired a "debate" on creationism like last week. I happened to see it live and I could not believe my eyes & ears.

The "science" advocate was very careful to say over and over that science and religion are not directly comparable, science is not attacking your faith, etc.... The creationist advocate kept responding with direct bible quotes, ignoring the moderator and the science advocate completely. It was an utter disaster.

I know you all like to make fun of Texas around here. In the case of this Fox affiliate, I completely agree with you. Good lord.

/lives just south of Houston...
 
2014-03-25 07:00:45 PM  
Satisfaction came in chain reaction. THAT BUILDING COULDN'T GET ENOUGH, so it had to self destruct, huh!
 
2014-03-25 07:00:46 PM  
Houston, we have a ... what? ... whatya mean it's contained? ... what are we supposed to do for news? ... Crap!  ... Never mind, Houston. We're all fine here. How are you?
 
2014-03-25 07:01:33 PM  
Inflammable means flammable? What a country!
 
2014-03-25 07:03:31 PM  
From the update: "The American Red Cross will provide snacks and cool water to first responders at the site of the fire, according to a statement released by the organization."

At least they have the snacks handled.  Nothing is worse after a hard day of firefighting than realizing no one signed up to bring snacks.
 
2014-03-25 07:04:05 PM  

EViLTeW: Facebook's acquisition of Oculus


Aw shiat,  say it ain't so.  I almost don't want to buy one now.

/haz a sad =(
 
2014-03-25 07:08:56 PM  

Zuzax: From the update: "The American Red Cross will provide snacks and cool water to first responders at the site of the fire, according to a statement released by the organization."

At least they have the snacks handled.  Nothing is worse after a hard day of firefighting than realizing no one signed up to bring snacks.


Hey at least it's not barbecue. That'd just be a little cynical..
 
2014-03-25 07:13:32 PM  

SacriliciousBeerSwiller: God-is-a-Taco: balthan: Is it fueled by the geek outrage at Facebook's acquisition of Oculus?

Wait... is this true?
God damn it. That's farking terrible.

Yep. The coolest PC gaming device since forever is now owned by the most inane f*ckstain of an online service since forever. But don't worry, Facebook KNOWS games...


f0ao-skdpoaskpdoas farking god damn it shiat farkING DAMN IT WHY WHY WHY
I just got over Google buying Boston Dynamics, too.
 
2014-03-25 07:14:32 PM  
The American Red Cross will provide snacks and cool water...

They really put on a nice spread...

i298.photobucket.com
 
2014-03-25 07:16:59 PM  

Zuzax: From the update: "The American Red Cross will provide snacks and cool water to first responders at the site of the fire, according to a statement released by the organization."

At least they have the snacks handled.  Nothing is worse after a hard day of firefighting than realizing no one signed up to bring snacks.


Try it sometime.  The amount of energy spent just walking around in full turnout gear is redonkulus.  We don't even have to talk about interior work and clearing afterward.
 
2014-03-25 07:33:20 PM  

trippdogg: The American Red Cross will provide snacks and cool water...

They really put on a nice spread...

[i298.photobucket.com image 850x565]


Hey, the men and women first responders deserve this, and more. How many lives did you potentially save today?
 
2014-03-25 07:38:32 PM  

vharshyde: trippdogg: The American Red Cross will provide snacks and cool water...

They really put on a nice spread...

[i298.photobucket.com image 850x565]

Hey, the men and women first responders deserve this, and more. How many lives did you potentially save today?


Treif. Nasty pink worm treif.
Why do you want to punish firefighters?
 
2014-03-25 07:40:16 PM  
The real tragedy here is that reporter's style. *snap snap head bobble*
 
2014-03-25 07:42:35 PM  
This one time... at band camp..
 
2014-03-25 08:05:52 PM  

trippdogg: The American Red Cross will provide snacks and cool water...

They really put on a nice spread...

[i298.photobucket.com image 850x565]


More like turkey and cheese sandwiches. Cheap, turkey and cheese sandwiches.

Still, better than nothing. And walking around a fire on a humid day, in turnouts, and with an airpack on is hot and miserable. Now add in a hose pushing 130-140PSI depending on the nozzle settings, and enjoy.
 
2014-03-25 08:12:30 PM  
Ahhh, Montrose.  It sounds so much nicer when it's referred to as "the historic Montrose District".

You guys do know what to do if you drop your wallet in Montrose, right?
 
2014-03-25 08:26:12 PM  

ISO15693: balthan: Is it fueled by the geek outrage at Facebook's acquisition of Oculus?

You are joking, right?

(checks)

NOOOOOOOOOOO :(


Maybe in a couple of days Fark will post a link about it.

/Suggested headline: Facebook's on your face
 
2014-03-25 08:34:38 PM  

Dancin_In_Anson: Not even close to the biggest Smitty.


Nice how they showed one resident saving their house plant and another was rescuing antiques and even managed to save her birds.  Wait, there was even a question there?  Save the antiques or let the birds burn to death in their cage?  Glad the birds were given some consideration.

I used to "blaze" through that apartment complex when I first got my driver's license because it had a street with lots of sharp 90 degree turns.  It was how I learned the limits of the car I was driving at the time.  The speed limit was probably 25..  I tried doing those turns about  - I don't know....as fast as I could accelerate through them.

That cost me a couple of tires when I couldn't keep it on the road.  Oops.

I'm not sure if it was that fire, but it might have been the one that was started because a teenager dropped a cigarette out of the window because she didn't want to be caught smoking by her parents.

Wooden shingles are not your friend EVER, especially in a fire.
 
2014-03-25 08:43:44 PM  

gfid: Ahhh, Montrose.  It sounds so much nicer when it's referred to as "the historic Montrose District".

You guys do know what to do if you drop your wallet in Montrose, right?


I am assuming you are looking for something along the lines of, "Leave it there..." (said the kid who grew up in Houston).
 
2014-03-25 08:44:54 PM  
Any updates on how the Italian restaurant is doing?  its important!
 
2014-03-25 08:54:28 PM  
gfid:

I used to "blaze" through that apartment complex when I first got my driver's license because it had a street with lots of sharp 90 degree turns.  It was how I learned the limits of the car I was driving at the time.  The speed limit was probably 25..  I tried doing those turns about  - I don't know....as fast as I could accelerate through them. That cost me a couple of tires when I couldn't keep it on the road.  Oops.


You used to be a wreckless stupid punk.  You are lucky you didn't kill some kid when you lost control of your car going as fats as you could in a 25 zone.  I'm glad you grew up and stopped doing that.
 
2014-03-25 09:09:40 PM  
"5 Houston fire departments battled black smoke and heavy flames."
"The American Red Cross provided snacks."
 
2014-03-25 09:12:56 PM  

I Am The Bishop Of East Anglia: gfid: Ahhh, Montrose.  It sounds so much nicer when it's referred to as "the historic Montrose District".

You guys do know what to do if you drop your wallet in Montrose, right?

I am assuming you are looking for something along the lines of, "Leave it there..." (said the kid who grew up in Houston).


Montrose is fine these days. If you drop your wallet a friendly neighborhood transvestite will gladly pick it up for you.
 
2014-03-25 09:13:44 PM  
This fire is Montrose's 9/11.
 
2014-03-25 09:24:18 PM  

I Am The Bishop Of East Anglia: gfid: Ahhh, Montrose.  It sounds so much nicer when it's referred to as "the historic Montrose District".

You guys do know what to do if you drop your wallet in Montrose, right?

I am assuming you are looking for something along the lines of, "Leave it there..." (said the kid who grew up in Houston).


The correct answer is "kick it to Shepherd and then pick it up".

rbuzby: gfid:

I used to "blaze" through that apartment complex when I first got my driver's license because it had a street with lots of sharp 90 degree turns.  It was how I learned the limits of the car I was driving at the time.  The speed limit was probably 25..  I tried doing those turns about  - I don't know....as fast as I could accelerate through them. That cost me a couple of tires when I couldn't keep it on the road.  Oops.


You used to be a wreckless stupid punk.  You are lucky you didn't kill some kid when you lost control of your car going as fats as you could in a 25 zone.  I'm glad you grew up and stopped doing that.


I cannot argue with any of that and I'm glad I don't do stupid shiat like that anymore.
 
2014-03-25 10:42:17 PM  
Hmm. A friend of mine (and farker) just moved out of the apartments across the street from there today.

I'm sure the fire had nothing to do with the complex being built right up on a cemetery.


i.imgur.com

No really. I think the A/C guy did it.
 
2014-03-25 10:57:26 PM  

God-is-a-Taco: SacriliciousBeerSwiller: God-is-a-Taco: balthan: Is it fueled by the geek outrage at Facebook's acquisition of Oculus?

Wait... is this true?
God damn it. That's farking terrible.

Yep. The coolest PC gaming device since forever is now owned by the most inane f*ckstain of an online service since forever. But don't worry, Facebook KNOWS games...

f0ao-skdpoaskpdoas farking god damn it shiat farkING DAMN IT WHY WHY WHY
I just got over Google buying Boston Dynamics, too.


What are you guys complaining about? Can you imagine how good the Zynga games are going to look now?
 
2014-03-26 10:01:01 AM  

Somaticasual: Zuzax: From the update: "The American Red Cross will provide snacks and cool water to first responders at the site of the fire, according to a statement released by the organization."

At least they have the snacks handled.  Nothing is worse after a hard day of firefighting than realizing no one signed up to bring snacks.

Hey at least it's not barbecue. That'd just be a little cynical..


Um, about that...(at the end of TFA)

http://abclocal.go.com/ktrk/story?section=news/local&id=9479417

/From across the loop from Reliant, I thought it was just a few blocks away, before I checked online.
 
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