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2014-03-27 11:40:02 PM  
www.suntimes.com
 
2014-03-28 12:06:32 AM  
It's Jenga, dumbmitter ...
 
2014-03-28 07:09:46 AM  

HawgWild: It's Jenga, dumbmitter ...


In his defense.. The 'Z' is pretty close to the 'J' on the keyboard.
 
2014-03-28 07:10:59 AM  
I see dumbmitter has been covered.

/thread
 
2014-03-28 07:11:21 AM  
Hah, now the dude in the cherry picker has to rebuild it and buy drinks for everyone.
 
2014-03-28 07:12:46 AM  
Wait, engineers get to operate actual equipment?

/is an engineer.  A computer is equipment, right?
 
2014-03-28 07:12:51 AM  

abhorrent1: I see dumbmitter has been covered.

/thread


That moment when you have THE perfect headline.. You're so excited to submit it.. And then everyone points out you're an idiot.
 
2014-03-28 07:13:15 AM  

HawgWild: It's Jenga, dumbmitter ...


Ba-zenga!!!
 
2014-03-28 07:13:40 AM  
"Single" doesn't mean the same thing in the UK as it does elsewhere, then?
 
2014-03-28 07:16:31 AM  

Prank Call of Cthulhu: "Single" doesn't mean the same thing in the UK as it does elsewhere, then?


There were lots already missing, which is why people were concerned and the guy was sent up to have a look at it.
 
2014-03-28 07:21:42 AM  

HawgWild: It's Jenga, dumbmitter ...


encrypted-tbn1.gstatic.com
 
2014-03-28 07:24:09 AM  
Begun, Zenga-gate has.
 
2014-03-28 07:25:32 AM  

some_beer_drinker: HawgWild: It's Jenga, dumbmitter ...

[encrypted-tbn1.gstatic.com image 187x269]


More like "Z'oh!"
 
2014-03-28 07:26:04 AM  

xria: Prank Call of Cthulhu: "Single" doesn't mean the same thing in the UK as it does elsewhere, then?

There were lots already missing, which is why people were concerned and the guy was sent up to have a look at it.


And then I see him knock away more than one (i.e., not "single"), and then the wall falls down.
 
2014-03-28 07:26:21 AM  

optimus_prime: Wait, engineers get to operate actual equipment?

/is an engineer.  A computer is equipment, right?


I do all the time but I'm a bit of a rarity.  Also what Europeans call engineers are not what North Americans call engineers.
 
2014-03-28 07:34:43 AM  

NoahFenze: HawgWild: It's Jenga, dumbmitter ...

In his defense.. The 'Z' is pretty close to the 'J' on the keyboard.


I'd accept that if he types on a German keyboard.

ascii-table.com
 
2014-03-28 07:37:31 AM  
I was trying to work out what a collapsing home had to do with Farmville. Then it hit me like a ton of bricks.
 
2014-03-28 07:39:07 AM  
It's in the Daily Mail but they didn't mention needing more Poles.

Confused.gif
 
2014-03-28 07:41:25 AM  
Looking at the wall before he knocks the bricks out it's painfully clear the whole front façade wall is unstable. Look at the size of those cracks, and the part he's knocking seems to be exerting enough pressure to be keeping it up, so when he knocks it out the whole thing comes out. Seems rather stupid. But you can also see from the state of it that that building was coming down one way or another. I wonder if it was allowed to reach a poor state so it might be condemned or collapse, thus bypassing any rules about keeping a home of historical value in good repair. Now the owner could build a nicer home for less than the repairs would have cost.
 
2014-03-28 07:42:52 AM  

xria: Prank Call of Cthulhu: "Single" doesn't mean the same thing in the UK as it does elsewhere, then?

There were lots already missing, which is why people were concerned and the guy was sent up to have a look at it.


Yeah, instead of trusting a Daily Fail headline, I actually watched the video.

The engineer was knocking bricks out left and right with a prybar, and whacking away at part of the upper structure when it all collapsed.

It was like watching Gordon Freeman demolish a tank with a crowbar, the only thing surprising was that Half-Life physics apparently applied in real life this one time.
 
2014-03-28 07:42:53 AM  

PunkTiger: NoahFenze: HawgWild: It's Jenga, dumbmitter ...

In his defense.. The 'Z' is pretty close to the 'J' on the keyboard.

I'd accept that if he types on a German keyboard.

[ascii-table.com image 436x169]



The QWERTZ keyboard?
 
2014-03-28 07:49:09 AM  
For those doing the criticism of the headline of this perhaps it is you who has the cluelessness. You see in the professional circuit of the Jenga gaming the opposing individual must yell "Zenga!" as the structure does the falling or they do not do the winning of this. Perhaps in the next time you wish for judgment you will do the walking in the shoes of the submitter of this. Yes those are the shoes which are notably well worn because like most of you the submitter of this is the bigger person but they are nonethelessons the shoes which the charming.
 
2014-03-28 07:56:40 AM  

captainstudd: PunkTiger: NoahFenze: HawgWild: It's Jenga, dumbmitter ...

In his defense.. The 'Z' is pretty close to the 'J' on the keyboard.

I'd accept that if he types on a German keyboard.

[ascii-table.com image 436x169]


The QWERTZ keyboard?


Yup. Germans use 'Z' far more often than they use 'Y,' so they put it in a place where it's easier for them to type.
 
2014-03-28 07:57:26 AM  
www.mountain-bear.com
Zenga?
 
2014-03-28 08:06:03 AM  
And there goes another house of an opium addicted poet. What kind of legacy are going to hand down to our children.

/Can't say I ever heard of this guy, or his house.
//Smoked opium once, meh.
 
2014-03-28 08:16:48 AM  
Poor dumbmitter, so busy green-whoring he didn't take the time to proofread his submission.
 
2014-03-28 08:18:19 AM  
FTA:  The son of a doctor and a Roman Catholic convert, Francis Thompson was born on December 16, 1859 in  Preston, Lancashire.

4,001.

/sorry, Preston is right next to Blackburn on my keyboard
 
2014-03-28 08:19:38 AM  

max_pooper: HawgWild: It's Jenga, dumbmitter ...

Ba-zenga!!!


Bajinga!
 
2014-03-28 08:24:04 AM  
Zynga?
 
2014-03-28 08:33:18 AM  
img.fark.net
 
2014-03-28 08:34:18 AM  
Old brick structures can be very prone to this kind of collapse.

My uncle was rehabbing a house with a old brick chimney that ran from the basement up through the roof. They wanted to remove the chimney, so they went down to the basement and took just a few swings at the base. There was a rumble, and the entire chimney dropped straight down on itself. Luckily no one was hurt.
 
2014-03-28 08:35:28 AM  
upload.wikimedia.org   Zuniga!
 
2014-03-28 08:36:29 AM  

The Repeated Meme: Poor dumbmitter, so busy green-whoring he didn't take the time to proofread his submission.


actually, poor old subby has been in china so long, that's how he thought it was pronounced phonetically. sad but true. still got a green though. haha
 
2014-03-28 08:51:35 AM  
When I thought it was just the one brick it occurred to me that that, and the collapse, was a fitting analogy for the poets addiction.
 
2014-03-28 09:48:19 AM  

Prank Call of Cthulhu: xria: Prank Call of Cthulhu: "Single" doesn't mean the same thing in the UK as it does elsewhere, then?

There were lots already missing, which is why people were concerned and the guy was sent up to have a look at it.

And then I see him knock away more than one (i.e., not "single"), and then the wall falls down.


Ah okay, I can't watch the video so was only going by the description in the article.
 
2014-03-28 10:04:55 AM  
Shaka, when the walls fell.
 
2014-03-28 10:52:51 AM  
This what happens when just another brick in the wall decides it doesn't want to be "Just" another brick in  wall and leaves, Kommerad. It is very good metaphor for Communism, eh? We all must do our part for Mother Russia, or we crumble like wall.
 
2014-03-28 12:18:11 PM  
Don't touch that poster, Todd. It's a load bearing poster.
 
2014-03-28 12:18:40 PM  
Oops, my bad..
 
2014-03-28 01:11:55 PM  
Headline Bravo
 
2014-03-28 01:12:25 PM  
ts3.mm.bing.net
Looked more like tetris to me.
 
2014-03-28 02:24:46 PM  

Slaxl: Looking at the wall before he knocks the bricks out it's painfully clear the whole front façade wall is unstable. Look at the size of those cracks, and the part he's knocking seems to be exerting enough pressure to be keeping it up, so when he knocks it out the whole thing comes out. Seems rather stupid. But you can also see from the state of it that that building was coming down one way or another. I wonder if it was allowed to reach a poor state so it might be condemned or collapse, thus bypassing any rules about keeping a home of historical value in good repair. Now the owner could build a nicer home for less than the repairs would have cost.


After seeing how it collapses, that is, falling to the left when I had expected it to be falling onto the street, the signs are all there to have predicted it from the beginning, I suppose. Especially how that horizontal concrete beam, or floor or whatever it is has broken and shows the whole structure is leaning over.

i.imgur.com
 
2014-03-28 02:54:56 PM  
One brick.

This is like when you're playing basketball and your team wins by 1 point and only the dude who scored the final basket gets credit for the whole game and the rest of the team gets ignored.
 
2014-03-28 05:01:52 PM  
The single brick that was mentioned five times in TFA is a bit of an exaggeration. But only a bit.
 
2014-03-28 08:26:26 PM  
Near me:

home.earthlink.net

Early 19th century mill. A letter from the building inspector, posted at the site, cautions that "the east facing wall is virtually unsupported from its base to the top of the wall." The west facing wall, shown here, is "supported" at one corner by the north facing wall, such as it is. Yet, it stands.

Your move.
 
2014-03-28 08:48:35 PM  
And this:

www.blastwave-comic.com
 
2014-03-28 09:01:54 PM  

Slaxl: Looking at the wall before he knocks the bricks out it's painfully clear the whole front façade wall is unstable. Look at the size of those cracks, and the part he's knocking seems to be exerting enough pressure to be keeping it up, so when he knocks it out the whole thing comes out.


People can't resist the urge to poke.  CSB: years ago I was dating a girl (not that it hasn't happened since, but I need that setup for the story) and we were driving on a Hoboken backstreet.  Someone heaved a brick into her car's hatchback; there was a *CRUNCH* and all the glass cracked into tiny pieces but didn't shatter... just held there, the brick halfway through.  Anyway, we went to a police station to file a report for insurance, and the cop came out to look at it.  Now, there was absolutely nothing to be gained by touching it.  You could SEE what happened plainly.  But no: he leans in, slowly inches his finger towards it... you see where this is going, right?  And you don't really want to correct a cop who you need to write a report for insurance.  So I let him and sure enough he touches the damn thing, pokes his frikkin' finger right through it, and the whole damn window shatters and falls-- into the car.

We had to spend $10 and a half-hour at the gas station using their vacuum to get the pieces out, instead of just spreading a blanket under the window and then letting the pieces fall in.

People.  Just.  Can't.  Resist.  Poking.

/Zuckerberg nods
 
2014-03-28 09:37:21 PM  

brimed03: Slaxl: Looking at the wall before he knocks the bricks out it's painfully clear the whole front façade wall is unstable. Look at the size of those cracks, and the part he's knocking seems to be exerting enough pressure to be keeping it up, so when he knocks it out the whole thing comes out.

People can't resist the urge to poke.  CSB: years ago I was dating a girl (not that it hasn't happened since, but I need that setup for the story) and we were driving on a Hoboken backstreet.  Someone heaved a brick into her car's hatchback; there was a *CRUNCH* and all the glass cracked into tiny pieces but didn't shatter... just held there, the brick halfway through.  Anyway, we went to a police station to file a report for insurance, and the cop came out to look at it.  Now, there was absolutely nothing to be gained by touching it.  You could SEE what happened plainly.  But no: he leans in, slowly inches his finger towards it... you see where this is going, right?  And you don't really want to correct a cop who you need to write a report for insurance.  So I let him and sure enough he touches the damn thing, pokes his frikkin' finger right through it, and the whole damn window shatters and falls-- into the car.

We had to spend $10 and a half-hour at the gas station using their vacuum to get the pieces out, instead of just spreading a blanket under the window and then letting the pieces fall in.

People.  Just.  Can't.  Resist.  Poking.

/Zuckerberg nods


i.imgur.com
 
2014-03-29 09:56:13 AM  
gearjunkie.com
 
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