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(SeattlePI)   Massive gas explosion rocks North Bend. Subby thought that massive gas explosions usually happened a bit further south   (seattlepi.com) divider line 30
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2014-04-26 03:57:31 AM
This isn't too far from Oso, where that tragic mudslide happened.
 
2014-04-26 05:24:29 AM
I hope the outlet mall is still okay.
 
2014-04-26 07:02:01 AM
They happen anywhere there's a taco bell, subby
 
2014-04-26 07:47:25 AM
As a former resident of South Bend, I LOLed.

/Sucks for those affected, of course
 
2014-04-26 07:51:58 AM
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2014-04-26 08:12:51 AM
Timely news is timely.
 
2014-04-26 08:22:13 AM
Special Agent Dale Cooper is on the case.

(North Bend was the town used in Twin Peaks)
 
2014-04-26 08:54:42 AM
Give me all your garmonbozia.
 
2014-04-26 09:00:22 AM
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gas explosion
 
2014-04-26 09:02:02 AM
 
2014-04-26 09:02:15 AM

OtherBrotherDarryl: Special Agent Dale Cooper is on the case.

(North Bend was the town used in Twin Peaks)


I was heading out for a hike up Granite Mountain and thought having some breakfast at Twede's cafe would be a good idea.

Damn good coffee.
 
2014-04-26 09:19:49 AM
www.rootsweb.ancestry.com
 
2014-04-26 09:20:46 AM

Marmilman: gif is too big for fark.

gas explosion


OMGWTFLOLOLOLOL
 
2014-04-26 09:50:53 AM
www.sbchocolate.com

/got nothing
 
2014-04-26 10:14:59 AM

MFAWG: Marmilman: gif is too big for fark.

gas explosion

OMGWTFLOLOLOLOL


Thats in Russia somewhere. Thats what happens when you use cheap Chinese-made propane conversion kits for your car. Apparently this sort of thing is rather common there. Those kits are illegal in the US and Canada for a reason. Plastic parts don't hold pressure very well, especially when the gas is corrosive to polymers.
 
2014-04-26 10:19:17 AM
I used to live in Coos Bay/North Bend, Oregon.  This headline raised my hopes and dashed them quite expertly.
 
2014-04-26 10:45:08 AM

JoieD'Zen: This isn't too far from Oso, where that tragic mudslide happened.


Relative to Spain, yes. Relative to the Puget Sound region, not really.
 
2014-04-26 12:22:31 PM

AverageAmericanGuy: OtherBrotherDarryl: Special Agent Dale Cooper is on the case.

(North Bend was the town used in Twin Peaks)

I was heading out for a hike up Granite Mountain and thought having some breakfast at Twede's cafe would be a good idea.

Damn good coffee.


It was a quiet place before the hoards of Seattlites moved in. I didn't live there but a few of my friends did.
 
2014-04-26 02:17:39 PM

Peter von Nostrand: They happen anywhere there's a taco bell, subby


I think there is one there...and it's still standing.
 
2014-04-26 04:47:26 PM

JoieD'Zen: This isn't too far from Oso, where that tragic mudslide happened.


Uhm, it's over an hour away without traffic. What metric for near and far are you using? Same state?
 
2014-04-26 08:53:14 PM
I used to work in that pizza shop, back in 2007-ish (it changed ownership a few times since then and was closed for several years too).  Former co-worker and I that keep in touch were joking that a can of the Deep Sauce that finally got too ripe must have gone... or C'thulu finally came to get what he was owed by the mere mortals who were using the Pizza Sauce of the Deep Ones.

Place was a dive bar after 10pm.  $1 bottles of Bud in a small town during the recession... we got some interesting characters, to put it nicely.

New owners of the pizza shop were about a month from reopening.

Also lived in the cheap, run-down apartments across the street where basically EVERY WINDOW got blown out.  This is after that same complex had one of the three buildings basically gutted on Thanksgiving a few years back by a fire.  The management company that owns the place now is a massive cheapskate slumlord and it took them over a year to get the rebuilding done, probably because they weren't paying the contractors.  I bet they're really regretting buying that place now.


The Ignite Dance & Yoga studio on the other end of that building may want to change its name if it reopens.  Just sayin'.
 
2014-04-26 09:07:28 PM
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That Morning: Was a month away from re-opening. Might want to rebuild with the material used to make the sign.  (Thanks to a friend of mine for taking and posting these!)

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CSB:

 We used to live in these apartments. We moved out 3yrs ago, when new management took over and hiked the price by 25%. Just 6 months later, this particular building exploded and burned (Thanksgiving night). The apartment that went up was the one next to my dad's (former) apartment. Let's say he was *very* thankful that Thanksgiving. They took their sweet time rebuilding it and then this happened. To be fair, pretty much all the windows in the complex blew out. But where the other buildings were over 20yrs old and *needed* new windows, (snow used to come inside when the window was shut), this particular one is on Murphy's shiat list I guess.

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 The following images I took on Saturday night. The roads had been more or less cleaned up by then. Traffic was flowing.

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Old XXX building, had been converted to barber shop.

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This was the only part of the building left standing. It had originally been drive-ins for XXX back in the 60s. When it closed they converted it to commercial space.

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Les Schwab, heard it was open that day. There is a senior center behind it, busted windows all over and some minor injuries. Thankfully no major ones.

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Blast woke up just about everyone in town. Could be heard up to a five mile radius (debris rained down over a 5 block radius and closed the little league fields behind Les Schwab). I was woken up out of a pretty sound sleep with the vague notion that some kind of thunderclap had happened (was stormy earlier that evening), but didn't actually remember hearing anything. Other houses were shaken by the shock wave even several miles away.


/figured if my home town was going to make fark I might as well be informative about it. 
//yay?
 
2014-04-26 09:50:33 PM

HeWhoHasNoName: I used to work in that pizza shop, back in 2007-ish (it changed ownership a few times since then and was closed for several years too).  Former co-worker and I that keep in touch were joking that a can of the Deep Sauce that finally got too ripe must have gone... or C'thulu finally came to get what he was owed by the mere mortals who were using the Pizza Sauce of the Deep Ones.

Place was a dive bar after 10pm.  $1 bottles of Bud in a small town during the recession... we got some interesting characters, to put it nicely.

New owners of the pizza shop were about a month from reopening.

Also lived in the cheap, run-down apartments across the street where basically EVERY WINDOW got blown out.  This is after that same complex had one of the three buildings basically gutted on Thanksgiving a few years back by a fire.  The management company that owns the place now is a massive cheapskate slumlord and it took them over a year to get the rebuilding done, probably because they weren't paying the contractors.  I bet they're really regretting buying that place now.


The Ignite Dance & Yoga studio on the other end of that building may want to change its name if it reopens.  Just sayin'.


WHAT? New pizza shop was about to open?? Arrrggggh! There are only two overpriced pizza options in this town. :-( At least one is good.

But man I thought it was lightning! My bedroom window faces west; I saw a flash of light then heard a huge BOOM! I thought lightning hit really close, and I remember thinking, "That is the first time I heard thunder since I moved here."

Craziness...
 
2014-04-26 09:53:11 PM

not_an_indigo: Peter von Nostrand: They happen anywhere there's a taco bell, subby

I think there is one there...and it's still standing.


We have a Taco TIME, not a Taco BELL.
 
2014-04-26 10:50:07 PM

Sqrxz: not_an_indigo: Peter von Nostrand: They happen anywhere there's a taco bell, subby

I think there is one there...and it's still standing.

We have a Taco TIME, not a Taco BELL.


To be fair, we also have an Arbys... 

/enjoys Arbys
//but not everyone can enjoy Arbys.
 
2014-04-27 12:19:50 AM

AverageAmericanGuy: I hope the outlet mall is still okay.


If this is the one I think it is (for some screwy reason it feels like this happened a few days ago, not just yesterday morning), it's a ways down the road from the mall. One article had a Google Maps picture up that I was looking at of it.
 
2014-04-27 12:59:18 AM

Iczer: AverageAmericanGuy: I hope the outlet mall is still okay.

If this is the one I think it is (for some screwy reason it feels like this happened a few days ago, not just yesterday morning), it's a ways down the road from the mall. One article had a Google Maps picture up that I was looking at of it.


That's good news. They have a Coach outlet store there that no one seems to know about. Same stuff as the Marysville outlet, but no Canadian tourists to get in the way of shopping.
 
2014-04-27 03:30:46 AM

cuzsis: Sqrxz: not_an_indigo: Peter von Nostrand: They happen anywhere there's a taco bell, subby

I think there is one there...and it's still standing.

We have a Taco TIME, not a Taco BELL.

To be fair, we also have an Arbys... 

/enjoys Arbys
//but not everyone can enjoy Arbys.


And a BK, McD, 2 Subways, and 2 Starbucks within throwing distance of each other. I think that is a more comprehensive listing of the chain restaurants we have. Of those, only one Subway was close to the explosion site.

Fortunately the bulk of businesses, including local treasures, are not close to the explosion site.
 
2014-04-27 11:22:39 AM
I miss the Pizza Place from about 10 years back.  It had some really tasty deep-dish Chicago style.

I was awake at home when it blew, about 3 miles away up in the hills.  I saw the walls of my house actually flex from the shock wave.  First thought was a meteor.  Second was a plane.  Third was "really should change my shorts."
 
2014-04-27 05:34:53 PM

Sqrxz: not_an_indigo: Peter von Nostrand: They happen anywhere there's a taco bell, subby

I think there is one there...and it's still standing.

We have a Taco TIME, not a Taco BELL.


I'm amused at how adamantly you pointed out the difference.
 
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