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2014-05-01 05:43:27 PM  
Daaaaamn.
 
2014-05-01 05:47:45 PM  
What's with the screaming? "Aaaah, that bit of land over there is moving... aaaah". Jeez, relax.
 
2014-05-01 05:52:47 PM  
Holy crudcrap.
 
2014-05-01 05:53:54 PM  

Slaxl: What's with the screaming? "Aaaah, that bit of land over there is moving... aaaah". Jeez, relax.


Some people have never seen a landslide before.
 
2014-05-01 06:23:46 PM  

Slaxl: What's with the screaming? "Aaaah, that bit of land over there is moving... aaaah". Jeez, relax.


I'm going to guess one of those cars was her car.
 
2014-05-01 06:26:52 PM  
Hopefully they had Comprehensive insurance... And not State Farm..
 
2014-05-01 06:40:17 PM  
Sorry, I laughed. Mostly at the screaming, mostly.
 
2014-05-01 07:01:16 PM  
Well,I guess when you file your claim you can attach this video? Pretty spectacular subsidence.
 
2014-05-01 07:26:54 PM  
Looks like it's right about here (Google Street View)
 
2014-05-01 07:42:14 PM  
Yup. I moved just in time.
 
2014-05-01 07:50:41 PM  
Call me paranoid, but...I'd have taken more than a few steps back when that first started to go. Just to be safe.
 
2014-05-01 07:52:54 PM  
Aftermath:
cdn2-b.examiner.com
 
2014-05-01 08:06:27 PM  

whistleridge: Call me paranoid, but...I'd have taken more than a few steps back when that first started to go. Just to be safe.


Doesn't look like there was more back to skooch. See how close it is to the houses?
 
2014-05-01 08:06:33 PM  
That is cool beans. Someone needs to slap that screaming lady though.
 
2014-05-01 08:06:43 PM  
Wor that was sumthin. That biatch screaming annoyed me though.
 
2014-05-01 08:07:20 PM  
Because when an entire street is collapsing I always stand about 30ft away from it filming

/derp
 
2014-05-01 08:08:43 PM  

Walker: Aftermath:


Some of those cars might be just fine if they can get them out without more damage....
 
2014-05-01 08:09:25 PM  
Yikes
 
2014-05-01 08:09:35 PM  

wxboy: Looks like it's right about here (Google Street View)


That might be the same Subaru.
 
2014-05-01 08:09:46 PM  
fbcdn-sphotos-a-a.akamaihd.net
 
2014-05-01 08:10:30 PM  
Damn you Obama!
 
2014-05-01 08:12:27 PM  
yeah....could've used a little more erosion control, I guess...

/but seriously...looks like the flow undercut the bulkhead.
//not much you can do about that, other than have the dike go under the riverbed even deeper, I guess
 
2014-05-01 08:13:27 PM  
Am I in before OM NOM NOM pics?
 
2014-05-01 08:13:55 PM  
i49.tinypic.com
 
2014-05-01 08:14:14 PM  

Slaxl: What's with the screaming? "Aaaah, that bit of land over there is moving... aaaah". Jeez, relax.


It think it's safe to say that you never experienced a natural disaster that damaged something that would cost you lots of money to replace.... Or having to deal with insurance companies looking after their own interest..

// just saying,troll
 
2014-05-01 08:14:19 PM  
I parked my car and I parked it down. Climbed a mountain and I turned around. And I saw my reflection in a car's side mirror, till a landslide brought it down.
 
2014-05-01 08:14:32 PM  
Looks like Google's gonna have to change their maps.

Damn, that was pretty farking cool.
 
2014-05-01 08:15:21 PM  
I would've stood closer to it.
 
d23 [BareFark]
2014-05-01 08:16:09 PM  

drsmith: Slaxl: What's with the screaming? "Aaaah, that bit of land over there is moving... aaaah". Jeez, relax.

It think it's safe to say that you never experienced a natural disaster that damaged something that would cost you lots of money to replace.... Or having to deal with insurance companies looking after their own interest..

// just saying,troll


She was screaming because she knew she was going to have to deal with the insurance company later?

Well..... uh.....

Yeah... I can buy that.
 
2014-05-01 08:16:38 PM  

whistleridge: Call me paranoid, but...I'd have taken more than a few steps back when that first started to go. Just to be safe.


Oh, hewll's naw... stands deres and screams at it, son! Stands deres and screams at it; dat what's you do!
 
2014-05-01 08:16:40 PM  
Maybe they shouldn't have built the street on collapsing land.
 
2014-05-01 08:17:38 PM  
And why would you park on a street with an angle like that? That's just asking for trouble.
 
2014-05-01 08:17:54 PM  
If I lived in one of those houses I think I'd be booking a mover right about now.
 
2014-05-01 08:18:20 PM  
The screaming reaction is really interesting. I wonder if it's been widely studied.

Remember that video a few months back of the large, tourist-filled boat sinking and the woman on the rescue boat just shrieking her head off?

I guess we need to have some emergency-shriekers in every group, because in certain situations it would be useful to alert others to the need for assistance.
 
2014-05-01 08:19:15 PM  

d23: drsmith: Slaxl: What's with the screaming? "Aaaah, that bit of land over there is moving... aaaah". Jeez, relax.

It think it's safe to say that you never experienced a natural disaster that damaged something that would cost you lots of money to replace.... Or having to deal with insurance companies looking after their own interest..

// just saying,troll

She was screaming because she knew she was going to have to deal with the insurance company later?

Well..... uh.....

Yeah... I can buy that.


Ya I can't think of any personal property that, were I to watch it being demolished, would warrant hysterics.

/except maybe my NAS
/that's where the porn is
 
d23 [BareFark]
2014-05-01 08:21:05 PM  

The Beatings Will Continue Until Morale Improves: Maybe they shouldn't have built the street on collapsing land.


Okay.. let's get all the shiat out of the way...

encrypted-tbn3.gstatic.com

i.cdn.turner.com

"So.... Black"

z.about.com

And, of course

"DON'T BUILD ON A SWAMP.  WAAAAARRRBBBLLL!"
 
2014-05-01 08:21:29 PM  
Cars: 0
Retaining Wall: 1
 
2014-05-01 08:21:41 PM  
Damn. Better call AAA.
 
2014-05-01 08:22:47 PM  
I can't stand the thought of people losing so much of their lives to things like natural disasters.

This vid f*cking kills me. Lost their home to that mudslide in CO.
 
2014-05-01 08:22:53 PM  

Walker: [fbcdn-sphotos-a-a.akamaihd.net image 850x314]


In the before picture it looks like it is settling quite a bit already.  This looks like a disaster that has been waiting to happen.
 
2014-05-01 08:23:12 PM  
The black top is crumbling down
 raining in Baltimore
 
2014-05-01 08:23:15 PM  
Someday a real rain will come and wash all this scum off the streets.
 
2014-05-01 08:24:24 PM  
Headline: "Downtown Baltimore destroyed by landslides & floods. Nearly $85.00 in damage."
 
2014-05-01 08:24:32 PM  
img.fark.net
 
2014-05-01 08:25:10 PM  

doglover: Slaxl: What's with the screaming? "Aaaah, that bit of land over there is moving... aaaah". Jeez, relax.

Some people have never seen a landslide before.


Well, I've been afraid of changing cuz I built my life around you.
 
2014-05-01 08:25:59 PM  

Slaxl: What's with the screaming? "Aaaah, that bit of land over there is moving... aaaah". Jeez, relax.


maybe they needed their cars to get home.
 
2014-05-01 08:26:48 PM  
I don't think Omar's coming today.
 
2014-05-01 08:26:50 PM  

Slaxl: What's with the screaming? "Aaaah, that bit of land over there is moving... aaaah". Jeez, relax.


Because we don't have stuff like that around here. That never happens. This isn't a regular flood zone or something. (Which made me wonder, and apparently it's an engineering failure. Nothing that would normally happen.)
 
2014-05-01 08:30:37 PM  
Whoever runs for that area's City Council spot should win by a landslide if they can get those people's insurance claims expedited.

styckx: Because when an entire street is collapsing I always stand about 30ft away from it filming

/derp


well, when it actually collapsed the video shut off in a hurry as they moved away from it.  so good observations, Captain Oblivious.
 
2014-05-01 08:30:45 PM  
The best part?  Both CSX and the city knew about this impending issue 16 years ago, and that was because the earth surrounding the construction had been sinking for 15 years up to that point:

http://articles.baltimoresun.com/1998-10-19/news/1998292047_1_railro ad -tracks-railroad-properties-city-properties
 
2014-05-01 08:30:59 PM  
Well, I'm glad that didn't happen to a bunch of parked Corvettes.
 
2014-05-01 08:32:17 PM  
Walker:

img.fark.net
The owners of the red car and two grey cars are some lucky folks. Those cars may actually be undamaged, just ... in a ditch.
 
2014-05-01 08:34:18 PM  

xanadian: yeah....could've used a little more erosion control, I guess...

/but seriously...looks like the flow undercut the bulkhead.
//not much you can do about that, other than have the dike go under the riverbed even deeper, I guess


The other side of the wall dropped down to train tracks. There's no river there...
 
2014-05-01 08:34:38 PM  
FYI

That is the CSX rail line that runs through part of the city. Several spots like that where the tracks run below street level but there are small tunnels under the cross streets, probably a good 100yrs old in some places. Several days of heavy rain, the ground is already saturated and yesterday Baltimore totaled the 2nd heaviest rainfall amount in it's recorded history. It just gave away there. The basic Infrastructure in plenty of places in the US is ready to fall apart. All it needs is a little push in some places.
 
2014-05-01 08:34:44 PM  

HiFiGuy: Well, I'm glad that didn't happen to a bunch of parked Corvettes.


Snerk.
 
2014-05-01 08:35:08 PM  
This is the result of any lack of infrastructure funding to this street.  Thank Obama.
 
2014-05-01 08:37:21 PM  

Slaxl: What's with the screaming? "Aaaah, that bit of land over there is moving... aaaah". Jeez, relax.


I will never understand screaming.  I've encountered scary shiat and never screamed, not because I'm not scared or so tough or something, but because I'm usually doing something much more useful like running away or scrambling to escape.  But standing there screaming?  (Because that's what the screamers do, they just stand there.)  Well, I guess we know who's more likely to die from inaction in a calamity.
 
2014-05-01 08:38:48 PM  
img.fark.net
 
2014-05-01 08:39:20 PM  
Here are some pics I took when I was living in Santo Domingo. The truck was a new Toyota FJ.

We just had a ton of rain and the retaining wall gave out. Thankfully no one was hurt.

i1309.photobucket.com


i1309.photobucket.com

i1309.photobucket.com
 
2014-05-01 08:42:55 PM  
What street?  That was the screaming biatch video right?
 
d23 [BareFark]
2014-05-01 08:44:52 PM  

shinjitsuism: This is the result of any lack of infrastructure funding to this street.  Thank Obama.


*snort*
 
2014-05-01 08:46:26 PM  
There's a pretty hefty fine for filling in wetlands, buddy. If you don't have a permit, the future's gonna be mighty expensive.

Now get OSHA on the phone, ain't a single person in that video wearing a hard hat.
.
 
2014-05-01 08:46:38 PM  

Deedeemarz: Some of those cars might be just fine if they can get them out without more damage....


The same can be said of most cars in Baltimore.
 
2014-05-01 08:47:27 PM  

styckx: Because when an entire street is collapsing I always stand about 30ft away from it filming

/derp


Because when an entire street is collapsing, you always know ahead of time where exactly the collapse is going to be?

/derpdederp
 
2014-05-01 08:50:36 PM  
Do stone retaining walls have deadmen?
 
2014-05-01 08:50:40 PM  

Slaxl: What's with the screaming? "Aaaah, that bit of land over there is moving... aaaah". Jeez, relax.


Maybe she had her $5 total fark subscription funds in her glove box and now she feels like she wont ever be able to attain such an elite status ?
 
2014-05-01 08:52:47 PM  

Slartibartfaster: Slaxl: What's with the screaming? "Aaaah, that bit of land over there is moving... aaaah". Jeez, relax.

Maybe she had her $5 total fark subscription funds in her glove box and now she feels like she wont ever be able to attain such an elite status ?


maybe she left her scrimps in the back seat.
 
2014-05-01 08:53:58 PM  
Well, there goes the neighbuorhood.
 
2014-05-01 08:55:37 PM  

LoneVVolf: Deedeemarz: Some of those cars might be just fine if they can get them out without more damage....

The same can be said of most cars in Baltimore.


Ok now that is funny!
 
2014-05-01 08:55:41 PM  

.


img.fark.net

 
2014-05-01 08:58:06 PM  

lobotomy survivor: Well, there goes the neighbuorhood.


It does seem to have gone downhill.
 
2014-05-01 08:59:00 PM  
Street fall down go boom.
 
2014-05-01 09:00:17 PM  

Walker: Aftermath:
[cdn2-b.examiner.com image 401x350]


Most of those cars might actually be OK, depending on how they get them out. A crane that could pick them straight up?

It'll be cleared out pretty fast. CSX runs through there, and they'd like their tracks back.
 
2014-05-01 09:00:45 PM  

TinyFist: I can't stand the thought of people losing so much of their lives to things like natural disasters.

This vid f*cking kills me. Lost their home to that mudslide in CO.


Lost their camera tripod I see.
 
2014-05-01 09:01:16 PM  

whistleridge: Call me paranoid, but...I'd have taken more than a few steps back when that first started to go. Just to be safe.


That's not paranoid, that's prudent.
 
2014-05-01 09:01:42 PM  
That wasn't even a trickle of water.

L.A. County Flood Control District scoffs in your general direction.

img.fark.net
 
2014-05-01 09:02:03 PM  
Indian grave yard strikes back
 
2014-05-01 09:02:18 PM  

Deedeemarz: Walker: Aftermath:

Some of those cars might be just fine if they can get them out without more damage....


Teach me to read the whole thread before posting...

/hi, I'm Derpy
 
2014-05-01 09:03:48 PM  
Good Morning Baltimore!
 
2014-05-01 09:03:58 PM  

tkrispin: xanadian: yeah....could've used a little more erosion control, I guess...

/but seriously...looks like the flow undercut the bulkhead.
//not much you can do about that, other than have the dike go under the riverbed even deeper, I guess

The other side of the wall dropped down to train tracks. There's no river there...


....

Oh.  I see the tracks in the tunnel, now.  All I noticed earlier was the water.

Either way, looks like the bulkhead got undercut.
 
2014-05-01 09:04:09 PM  
i1182.photobucket.com
 
2014-05-01 09:05:05 PM  
I still have a car, I still have a car, I still have a......shiat
 
2014-05-01 09:05:56 PM  

drsmith: Slaxl: What's with the screaming? "Aaaah, that bit of land over there is moving... aaaah". Jeez, relax.

It think it's safe to say that you never experienced a natural disaster that damaged something that would cost you lots of money to replace.... Or having to deal with insurance companies looking after their own interest..

// just saying,troll



Speaking as someone who has watched their home and property get destroyed by a natural disaster, more than once...that lady needed to be smacked.
 
2014-05-01 09:06:07 PM  

baltimoreblonde: Deedeemarz: Walker: Aftermath:

Some of those cars might be just fine if they can get them out without more damage....

Teach me to read the whole thread before posting...

/hi, I'm Derpy


i1182.photobucket.com
 
ZAZ [TotalFark]
2014-05-01 09:15:57 PM  
I'm not saying that cop was fat... but when he showed up the earth gave way.
 
2014-05-01 09:16:13 PM  

italie: drsmith: Slaxl: What's with the screaming? "Aaaah, that bit of land over there is moving... aaaah". Jeez, relax.

It think it's safe to say that you never experienced a natural disaster that damaged something that would cost you lots of money to replace.... Or having to deal with insurance companies looking after their own interest..

// just saying,troll


Speaking as someone who has watched their home and property get destroyed by a natural disaster, more than once...that lady needed to be smacked.


Lol, that is what I was thinking. A good 'ol slap across the face, for medicinal purposes.

I think I would scream like that if a pack of wolves started gnawing on my legs, but shock would probably set in and I'd just freeze up.
 
2014-05-01 09:17:40 PM  
Soooooooo
Wanna buy a car?
 
2014-05-01 09:18:53 PM  
Damn, I haven't seen a collapse like that in Baltimore since Cundiff went wide left.
 
2014-05-01 09:21:38 PM  

italie: drsmith: Slaxl: What's with the screaming? "Aaaah, that bit of land over there is moving... aaaah". Jeez, relax.

It think it's safe to say that you never experienced a natural disaster that damaged something that would cost you lots of money to replace.... Or having to deal with insurance companies looking after their own interest..

// just saying,troll


Speaking as someone who has watched their home and property get destroyed by a natural disaster, more than once...that lady needed to be smacked.


More than once? Let me guess, you rebuilt and mother nature smacked you upside the head a second time.
 
2014-05-01 09:22:02 PM  

Slaxl: What's with the screaming? "Aaaah, that bit of land over there is moving... aaaah". Jeez, relax.




/Seconded. At first i was all "holy shiat" then i was all "LOL" at the screeching lady. WTF. Why would you scream like that?
 
2014-05-01 09:23:05 PM  

TinyFist: Here are some pics I took when I was living in Santo Domingo. The truck was a new Toyota FJ.

We just had a ton of rain and the retaining wall gave out. Thankfully no one was hurt.

[i1309.photobucket.com image 512x384]


[i1309.photobucket.com image 512x384]

[i1309.photobucket.com image 512x384]


That won't buff right out, IMO.
 
2014-05-01 09:24:52 PM  

d23: drsmith: Slaxl: What's with the screaming? "Aaaah, that bit of land over there is moving... aaaah". Jeez, relax.

It think it's safe to say that you never experienced a natural disaster that damaged something that would cost you lots of money to replace.... Or having to deal with insurance companies looking after their own interest..

// just saying,troll

She was screaming because she knew she was going to have to deal with the insurance company later?

Well..... uh.....

Yeah... I can buy that.


It's annoying to us because we're sitting in the comfort and safety of our own homes watching the video. You stand outside and witness the ground you've taken for granted all your life start collapsing 20 feet away.
 
2014-05-01 09:27:10 PM  
Almost the scariest thing I've ever seen in Baltimore.
psoacal.uwm.edu
/and Earl Weaver charging the home plate umpire
 
2014-05-01 09:30:15 PM  
dailygrindhouse.com
 
2014-05-01 09:38:51 PM  

TinyFist: Here are some pics I took when I was living in Santo Domingo. The truck was a new Toyota FJ.

We just had a ton of rain and the retaining wall gave out. Thankfully no one was hurt.

[i1309.photobucket.com image 512x384]


[i1309.photobucket.com image 512x384]

[i1309.photobucket.com image 512x384]


Talk about unlucky.... just one space over and his day would have been a little better.
 
2014-05-01 09:47:35 PM  
For anyone blaming Obama for lack of infrastructure spending, here is Paul Krugman to give you some aid:

http://www.nytimes.com/2014/05/02/opinion/krugman-why-economics-fail ed .html?_r=0

But don't forget to blame Larry Summers as well.
 
2014-05-01 09:48:14 PM  

Russ1642: italie: drsmith: Slaxl: What's with the screaming? "Aaaah, that bit of land over there is moving... aaaah". Jeez, relax.

It think it's safe to say that you never experienced a natural disaster that damaged something that would cost you lots of money to replace.... Or having to deal with insurance companies looking after their own interest..

// just saying,troll


Speaking as someone who has watched their home and property get destroyed by a natural disaster, more than once...that lady needed to be smacked.

More than once? Let me guess, you rebuilt and mother nature smacked you upside the head a second time.



When I first came here, this was all swamp. Everyone said I was daft to build a road on a swamp, but I built it all the same, just to show them. It sank into the swamp. So I built a second one. That sank into the swamp. So I built a third. That burned down, fell over, then sank into the swamp. But the fourth one stayed up!
 
2014-05-01 09:50:32 PM  

Lapdance: FYI

That is the CSX rail line that runs through part of the city. Several spots like that where the tracks run below street level but there are small tunnels under the cross streets, probably a good 100yrs old in some places. Several days of heavy rain, the ground is already saturated and yesterday Baltimore totaled the 2nd heaviest rainfall amount in it's recorded history. It just gave away there. The basic Infrastructure in plenty of places in the US is ready to fall apart. All it needs is a little push in some places.


Thank you.  This is what I was thinking was the more likely issue.
 
2014-05-01 09:50:48 PM  
Those poor people. After the ordeal of dealing with insurance companies, they have to take those checks here: http://youtu.be/z4sEwYmsZf8 NSFW, which I guess spoils it
 
2014-05-01 09:53:05 PM  

Captain Steroid: baltimoreblonde: Deedeemarz: Walker: Aftermath:

Some of those cars might be just fine if they can get them out without more damage....

Teach me to read the whole thread before posting...

/hi, I'm Derpy

[i1182.photobucket.com image 500x702]


I hope you like Derpy blue. That's what you're favorited with!
 
2014-05-01 10:02:22 PM  
Oh, Baltimore, man it's hard, just to live...
 
d23 [BareFark]
2014-05-01 10:03:03 PM  

picturescrazy: d23: drsmith: Slaxl: What's with the screaming? "Aaaah, that bit of land over there is moving... aaaah". Jeez, relax.

It think it's safe to say that you never experienced a natural disaster that damaged something that would cost you lots of money to replace.... Or having to deal with insurance companies looking after their own interest..

// just saying,troll

She was screaming because she knew she was going to have to deal with the insurance company later?

Well..... uh.....

Yeah... I can buy that.

It's annoying to us because we're sitting in the comfort and safety of our own homes watching the video. You stand outside and witness the ground you've taken for granted all your life start collapsing 20 feet away.


Well.. to be clear, I was making fun of the person implying that the lady was screaming because she was worried about insurance...
 
2014-05-01 10:03:05 PM  
www.chssoccer.net

But the fourth one stayed up. And that's what you're going to get, Lad, the strongest street in all of Baltimore
 
2014-05-01 10:06:37 PM  

Great clown Pagliacci's pick-me-up: Those poor people. After the ordeal of dealing with insurance companies, they have to take those checks here: http://youtu.be/z4sEwYmsZf8 NSFW, which I guess spoils it



AH HAHAHAHAHAHHA!
 
2014-05-01 10:07:16 PM  
That's not a landslide.   This is a landslide.
 
2014-05-01 10:17:54 PM  
I'm conducting an informal experiment: Does watching videos of natural disasters involving cars prevent people from rubbernecking during the next car accident they come across? Because I really hate that. So, please watch this video, and let me know how it goes.
 
2014-05-01 10:24:01 PM  
i.imgur.com
 
2014-05-01 10:25:24 PM  
That's nothing.

This is the biggest sinkhole I've seen:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JnX-D4kkPOQ
 
2014-05-01 10:36:47 PM  
I wonder if it was just coincidence that the pop-up ad on that video was for  Advantage Car Rental
 
2014-05-01 10:44:51 PM  
When in danger or in doubt,
Run in circles, scream and shout.
 
2014-05-01 10:48:45 PM  
that's just awesome. wow.
 
2014-05-01 11:07:21 PM  
sometimes people scream when crazy shiat happens. get over it.
 
2014-05-01 11:07:47 PM  

drsmith: Slaxl: What's with the screaming? "Aaaah, that bit of land over there is moving... aaaah". Jeez, relax.

It think it's safe to say that you never experienced a natural disaster that damaged something that would cost you lots of money to replace.... Or having to deal with insurance companies looking after their own interest..

// just saying,troll


I had the same reaction to Slaxl. Perhaps bit unfair to to cry troll. All that screaming and 'ohmygod' nonesense isnt going to change anything, so it's completely pointless. Some people are stupidly hysteric and yes need to chill.
 
2014-05-01 11:11:12 PM  
Whenever something unexpected happens, a woman's first reaction is always to shriek, as if doing that might somehow help the situation.
 
2014-05-01 11:17:25 PM  
I have often walked down this street before
But the pavement always stayed beneath my feet before
 
2014-05-01 11:18:03 PM  

xanadian: tkrispin: xanadian: yeah....could've used a little more erosion control, I guess...

/but seriously...looks like the flow undercut the bulkhead.
//not much you can do about that, other than have the dike go under the riverbed even deeper, I guess

The other side of the wall dropped down to train tracks. There's no river there...

....

Oh.  I see the tracks in the tunnel, now.  All I noticed earlier was the water.

Either way, looks like the bulkhead got undercut.


Yeah we got a lot of rain, plus saturated soil and old infrastructure. This was big local news obviously, I didn't think it would go national. I guess what I'm saying is I don't blame you for assuming it was a river. Baltimore has a lot of train tunnels all over the place.
 
2014-05-01 11:25:17 PM  
Look, if it was my car on my street across from my house I'd be doing something. Screaming, pissing myself, having a stroke... something.

By the way, I turn the sound down unless I plan to use it. N00BS.
 
2014-05-01 11:26:23 PM  

doglover: Slaxl: What's with the screaming? "Aaaah, that bit of land over there is moving... aaaah". Jeez, relax.

Some people have never seen a landslide before.


So I can crush your car in front of your face and you're gonna stand there quietly? K, gimme an address.
 
2014-05-01 11:27:19 PM  
Looks like all of the cars will be fine after recovery?
 
2014-05-01 11:28:26 PM  
All in the game yo, all in the game.
 
2014-05-01 11:37:19 PM  
By the way, I used to live a few blocks from there. First at the corner of 27th and Maryland, then at Charles just past 30th. That used to be home. It's good I moved away in 1996, even if I did wind up in Lexington, KY: there's a better tax base here because the city of Lexington merged with Fayette County and got the horse farms and so on. Imagine if Baltimore City extended halfway to Pennsylvania on one end and around Columbia on the other. "Whaddaya mean you fled from the Negroes? Surprise! And see the bus lines? SUCKERS."

By the way, the reason there's so much poverty in the Bawlamer City is there's so little employment there. There's even worse poverty in eastern Kentucky where the coal mines etc. have shut down, and everybody there is White. It's the lack of green that makes you poor, not the melanin quotient.

In a just world Hunt Valley should collapse into a big sinkhole.

P.S. Yes of course I'm drunk. You would be too if you drank more rum than your liver could process.
 
2014-05-01 11:41:13 PM  
There is always a screamer in any group during a disaster. I think that evolution placed them there so that the Mastodon would stomp them or the saber tooth would eat them while the rest of the group escaped.
 
2014-05-01 11:54:24 PM  

KarmicDisaster: There is always a screamer in any group during a disaster. I think that evolution placed them there so that the Mastodon would stomp them or the saber tooth would eat them while the rest of the group escaped.


A good theory. I noticed its usually stupid people doing the screaming. Perhaps this tendency selected for increased human intellect over our history.
 
2014-05-01 11:56:23 PM  
Holy shiat, someone make that annoying ass beotch STFU.  Hate being around those kinds of people when the situation may call for some rational thinking and possibly action.
 
2014-05-02 12:14:02 AM  

Terrible Old Man: doglover: Slaxl: What's with the screaming? "Aaaah, that bit of land over there is moving... aaaah". Jeez, relax.

Some people have never seen a landslide before.

So I can crush your car in front of your face and you're gonna stand there quietly? K, gimme an address.


Landslides are poor listeners.
 
2014-05-02 12:14:48 AM  

trappedspirit: Holy shiat, someone make that annoying ass beotch STFU.  Hate being around those kinds of people when the situation may call for some rational thinking and possibly action.


And, I don't know.... maybe not trying to stand around videoing sh*t on your cellphone a few feet from where the EARTH JUST fark*NG COMPLETELY DISAPPEARED?!

SERIOUSLY. THE EARTH JUST fark*NG REMOVED A REALLY LARGE PORTION OF ITSELF. MAYBE YOU SHOULD GO AWAY FOR A BIT.

Sorry for yelling. I've been drinking a little.
 
2014-05-02 12:26:56 AM  

KarmicDisaster: There is always a screamer in any group during a disaster. I think that evolution placed them there so that the Mastodon would stomp them or the saber tooth would eat them while the rest of the group escaped.


And the Habs still score on the PP.
 
2014-05-02 12:29:01 AM  

doglover: Terrible Old Man: doglover: Slaxl: What's with the screaming? "Aaaah, that bit of land over there is moving... aaaah". Jeez, relax.

Some people have never seen a landslide before.

So I can crush your car in front of your face and you're gonna stand there quietly? K, gimme an address.

Landslides are poor listeners.


So am I, but I bet you'd whine anyways!
 
2014-05-02 12:32:22 AM  
Yannow... the average person does not have a 'calm' panic response. That's why people scream and freak. They have never had to train out that panic response, and it kicks in by surprise, and then they don't know how to calm it down.

And I'd bet about a quarter the people slamming on the shrieking woman would freak if something like that happened, too.
 
2014-05-02 12:35:49 AM  

xanadian: yeah....could've used a little more erosion control, I guess...

/but seriously...looks like the flow undercut the bulkhead.
//not much you can do about that, other than have the dike go under the riverbed even deeper, I guess


Look at the architecture. It's at least a century old. If it had good drainage, it's been a while.
 
2014-05-02 12:46:40 AM  

Valandar: Yannow... the average person does not have a 'calm' panic response. That's why people scream and freak. They have never had to train out that panic response, and it kicks in by surprise, and then they don't know how to calm it down.

And I'd bet about a quarter the people slamming on the shrieking woman would freak if something like that happened, too.


My panic response is laughter. Found that out when I saw a guy holding his own intestines. I wouldn't have freaked out watching that happen, but would still be laughing.
 
2014-05-02 12:53:13 AM  

Nordschleife: The best part?  Both CSX and the city knew about this impending issue 16 years ago, and that was because the earth surrounding the construction had been sinking for 15 years up to that point:

http://articles.baltimoresun.com/1998-10-19/news/1998292047_1_railro ad -tracks-railroad-properties-city-properties


i.imgur.com
 
2014-05-02 12:54:25 AM  
Oh, Baltimore
Man, it's hard just to live
Oh, Baltimore
Man, it's hard just to live, just to live

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yhdh8kSM7lY&feature=kp
 
2014-05-02 01:02:15 AM  

PreMortem: My panic response is laughter. Found that out when I saw a guy holding his own intestines.



Tell the story
 
2014-05-02 01:22:02 AM  

WeenerGord: PreMortem: My panic response is laughter. Found that out when I saw a guy holding his own intestines.


Tell the story


Nah, I prefer to keep all that stuff bottled up, like a real man.
 
2014-05-02 01:36:08 AM  
 
2014-05-02 01:41:14 AM  
4.bp.blogspot.com
 
2014-05-02 02:41:53 AM  

OtherLittleGuy: Damn, I haven't seen a collapse like that in Baltimore since Cundiff went wide left.


That was in New England.
 
2014-05-02 02:42:53 AM  

OtherLittleGuy: Damn, I haven't seen a collapse like that in Baltimore since Cundiff went wide left.


That was in New England.

You are not allowed to post comments at the moment.
Try again in 35 seconds. (Flood protection.)

That was odd...
 
2014-05-02 02:53:29 AM  

hlehmann: Whenever something unexpected happens, a woman's first reaction is always to shriek, as if doing that might somehow help the situation.


It's almost as if we have evolved some kind of auditory signaling mechanism to alert others to danger, as if to prevent them from being harmed.... nah, she's just being a silly.
 
2014-05-02 02:58:20 AM  

Egalitarian: sometimes people scream when crazy shiat happens. get over it.


And those overly emotional ninnies should be slapped. Get over it.
 
2014-05-02 03:16:01 AM  

MrHappyRotter: I parked my car and I parked it down. Climbed a mountain and I turned around. And I saw my reflection in a car's side mirror, till a landslide brought it down.


"Stop dragging, stop dragging my car around...."
 
2014-05-02 03:55:58 AM  
142 comments and nobody's blamed Obama for this yet?

Oh FARK, I am disappoint...
 
2014-05-02 04:10:37 AM  

Technoir: 142 comments and nobody's blamed Obama for this yet?

Oh FARK, I am disappoint...


you missed these two. 

shinjitsuism: This is the result of any lack of infrastructure funding to this street.  Thank Obama.


lasercannon: Damn you Obama!

 
2014-05-02 04:26:29 AM  

Technoir: 142 comments and nobody's blamed Obama for this yet?

Oh FARK, I am disappoint...


Unless you count this:

shinjitsuism: This is the result of any lack of infrastructure funding to this street.  Thank Obama.

 
2014-05-02 07:14:23 AM  

Slaxl: What's with the screaming? "Aaaah, that bit of land over there is moving... aaaah". Jeez, relax.


Dude, maybe it was before her first cup of coffe and she was going to use the car to get to a starbucks. I would scream too.
 
2014-05-02 07:48:21 AM  

Slaxl: What's with the screaming? "Aaaah, that bit of land over there is moving... aaaah". Jeez, relax.


Agreed, what a screeching harpy of a woman.
 
2014-05-02 08:10:44 AM  
Only in Baltimore do we celebrate sinkhole de mayo...
 
2014-05-02 08:11:20 AM  
I think there should be a reward for the next person who films a chaotic scene without someone screaming at hysterically in the background.
 
2014-05-02 08:23:52 AM  
Families evacuated from their Charles Village homes in Baltimore after a street collapse could be looking at a long nightmare ahead.
The city said the people could be out of their homes as long as 40 days, as inspectors try to figure out what went wrong.
 
2014-05-02 08:48:32 AM  

d23: She was screaming because she knew she was going to have to deal with the insurance company later?

Well..... uh.....

Yeah... I can buy that.


they interviewed one of the car owners.  He said insurance won't cover it since its an 'act of god'.
 
2014-05-02 09:00:57 AM  

wickedragon: Slaxl:

What's with the screaming? "Aaaah, that bit of land over there is moving... aaaah". Jeez, relax.

Dude, maybe it was before her first cup of coffe and she was going to use the car to get to a starbucks. I would scream too.


Damn, don't y'all [plural] know how to make your very own coffee at home? Or even make instant?

I have an automatic drip coffee maker, an ibrik, a tiny espresso machine, a percolator and a cup-top filter-holder. I was going to get a moka pot but a more pressing need for $20 came up. And I could do instant but my parents used that so it reminds me of my crappy teen years.

Even slightly careful grocery shopping can get me say 40 shots of espresso for $3.88. From a $5 yard sale machine yet.

And paying $88/mo. for a landline with DSL means I don't need somebody's insecure WiFi. Granted if I lived closer to a library I could use their Internet connection and spend that $88 on something else, like single malt scotch, new shoes, a good coat, or global domination; I coud even figure out how to rig my laptop at night to be ready to post/mail a bunch of stuff when the library opens. But so much for pipedreams: rental options in Lexington, KY are limited when you don't make three times the rent.

And then too I'm lazy (and broke). And nobody at Starbucks (or anywhere else) would want to look at me or be near me before I've had enough coffee to wash my face, smooth down my Phyllis Diller hair and find my damn shoes.

But then it turned out I had butt-wiping wrong: unlike www.howtowipeyourbutt.com says I was using too many paper squares and not folding it enough. I still do because I buy single-ply and because taking a shower afterward means there's no need to make wiping your ass a frigging art form.

Anyway. I got a fever, and the only prescription is more coffee.
 
2014-05-02 09:02:04 AM  

SlothB77: they interviewed one of the car owners. He said insurance won't cover it since its an 'act of god'.


Y'all need a better god.
 
2014-05-02 09:07:14 AM  

Russ1642: italie: drsmith: Slaxl: What's with the screaming? "Aaaah, that bit of land over there is moving... aaaah". Jeez, relax.

It think it's safe to say that you never experienced a natural disaster that damaged something that would cost you lots of money to replace.... Or having to deal with insurance companies looking after their own interest..

// just saying,troll


Speaking as someone who has watched their home and property get destroyed by a natural disaster, more than once...that lady needed to be smacked.

More than once? Let me guess, you rebuilt and mother nature smacked you upside the head a second time.



I wish I could pin either on my stupidity...at least one of them might have been covered by insurance.

//Winning the natural disaster lottery is my thing.
///Long story, tell you sometime later.
 
2014-05-02 09:09:53 AM  

The One True TheDavid: wickedragon: Slaxl:

What's with the screaming? "Aaaah, that bit of land over there is moving... aaaah". Jeez, relax.

Dude, maybe it was before her first cup of coffe and she was going to use the car to get to a starbucks. I would scream too.

Damn, don't y'all [plural] know how to make your very own coffee at home? Or even make instant?

I have an automatic drip coffee maker, an ibrik, a tiny espresso machine, a percolator and a cup-top filter-holder. I was going to get a moka pot but a more pressing need for $20 came up. And I could do instant but my parents used that so it reminds me of my crappy teen years.

Even slightly careful grocery shopping can get me say 40 shots of espresso for $3.88. From a $5 yard sale machine yet.

And paying $88/mo. for a landline with DSL means I don't need somebody's insecure WiFi. Granted if I lived closer to a library I could use their Internet connection and spend that $88 on something else, like single malt scotch, new shoes, a good coat, or global domination; I coud even figure out how to rig my laptop at night to be ready to post/mail a bunch of stuff when the library opens. But so much for pipedreams: rental options in Lexington, KY are limited when you don't make three times the rent.

And then too I'm lazy (and broke). And nobody at Starbucks (or anywhere else) would want to look at me or be near me before I've had enough coffee to wash my face, smooth down my Phyllis Diller hair and find my damn shoes.

But then it turned out I had butt-wiping wrong: unlike www.howtowipeyourbutt.com says I was using too many paper squares and not folding it enough. I still do because I buy single-ply and because taking a shower afterward means there's no need to make wiping your ass a frigging art form.

Anyway. I got a fever, and the only prescription is more coffee.


Beautiful.  I tip my hat, sir.
 
2014-05-02 09:19:11 AM  
That dude at the beginning looks like he has a load in his breeches.
 
2014-05-02 09:21:44 AM  

The One True TheDavid: SlothB77: they interviewed one of the car owners. He said insurance won't cover it since its an 'act of god'.

Y'all need a better god.


That's why I carry comprehensive insurance.  The "act of God" tree limb crushing my car was totally covered.

/I still say I'm where Allstate got their "shaky shaky tree" commercial idea.
 
2014-05-02 10:48:53 AM  

baltimoreron: Only in Baltimore do we celebrate sinkhole de mayo...


Here. Have this Internet I just found.
 
2014-05-02 11:20:09 AM  

Kuta: Someday a real rain will come and wash all this scum off the streets.


So, learn to swim?
 
2014-05-02 12:23:45 PM  

The One True TheDavid: And nobody at Starbucks (or anywhere else) would want to look at me or be near me before I've had enough coffee to wash my face, smooth down my Phyllis Diller hair



You wash your face and hair with coffee?
 
2014-05-02 01:50:21 PM  

Lars The Canadian Viking: Do stone retaining walls have deadmen?


Looks like it was an old stone gravity wall with no deadmen or wick drains.
 
2014-05-02 02:30:39 PM  

Wake Up Sheeple: That wasn't even a trickle of water.

L.A. County Flood Control District scoffs in your general direction.

[img.fark.net image 300x401]


Well, considering LA gets about 15" of rain per year and Baltimore got about 5" between Monday and Wednesday, I'd say scoff away.

/over 20" of precip so far this year
 
2014-05-02 02:42:20 PM  

Walker: Aftermath:
[cdn2-b.examiner.com image 401x350]


Jesus, look how tiny those cars are... What's amazing is that so many landed upright. I think only see one that rolled.
 
2014-05-02 02:48:56 PM  

wambu: Cars: 0
Retaining Wall: 1 6, that I could see

 
2014-05-02 04:59:28 PM  
Doesn't anyone who posts this kind of video to YouTube possess even the most minimal of video editing software so  they can trim off the boring parts?
 
2014-05-02 06:05:18 PM  

WeenerGord: The One True TheDavid:

And nobody at Starbucks (or anywhere else) would want to look at me or be near me before I've had enough coffee to wash my face, smooth down my Phyllis Diller hair

You wash your face and hair with coffee?


Um. No, I have to drink enough coffee to be able to accomplish anything more complex than peeing or making coffee.  And washing my face doesn't feel right before I'm sufficiently caffeinated.

But your take is much funnier. "One lump or two?"
 
2014-05-02 06:27:01 PM  
People react in various ways to extreme situations....story at 11
Followed at 11:15 by our analysis of how all internet commenters react in only the most manly of fashions.
 
2014-05-02 07:23:18 PM  
Two things i would point out-

Collapsing infrastructure- indicative of a state of a city in decay

Collapsing infrastructure with stuff on it (that can be removed)
The city doesnt/cant even allocate funds for inspecation to warn of collapse.
 
2014-05-03 12:36:40 AM  

HighZoolander: wambu: Cars: 0
Retaining Wall: 1 6, that I could see,7


one falls in later.
 
2014-05-03 08:07:56 AM  

Slaxl: What's with the screaming? "Aaaah, that bit of land over there is moving... aaaah". Jeez, relax.


I'm going with  the shock triggered an orgasm.
 
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