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(KCBY Coos Bay)   Truck Function in Junction, what's your function? "Getting caught on wires and shuttin' down the city"   ( kcby.com) divider line
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4556 clicks; posted to Main » on 17 Jul 2017 at 12:07 AM (18 weeks ago)   |   Favorite    |   share:  Share on Twitter share via Email Share on Facebook   more»



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2017-07-16 08:22:55 PM  
Turns out it's Junction City, OR not Grand Junction, CO. But a real clusterfark nonetheless.
 
2017-07-16 08:45:14 PM  
I shocked at how badly this professional driver conducted himself.  At a minimum he should be grounded, if not fully charged.  Those lines had no chance, resistance against the truck was futile.
 
2017-07-17 12:11:00 AM  
FTFA:  "...The heavy duty boom, flying an American flag, and powered by an enormous tow vehicle, was so strong that it snapped telephone poles like twigs, ripped utility service entrance equipment from the roofs and walls of nearby buildings, destroyed transformers, and blew multiple utility circuit breakers..."

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/Driver pictured on his property at dusk.
//Not a lip reader, but it looks like "See you in 2018!"
 
2017-07-17 12:14:49 AM  
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2017-07-17 12:14:51 AM  
...truck function in junction, what's your function?
snapping telephone poles and destroying transformers!
 
2017-07-17 12:19:11 AM  
Erect a billboard upon a hill.
A sexy billboard gives me such a thrill.
When I was younger, and just a child,
A sexy billboard drove me wild.

We live in Function, Function Junction
Where the double function suction cups are made.
We live in Function, Function Junction
Where the double function suction cups are made

(Repeat ad nauseum.)
 
2017-07-17 12:26:43 AM  
I live about 15 miles from there, and I'm not surprised one bit.  More and more big lifted middle fingers with giant Murka! flags on them around here these days.
 
2017-07-17 12:30:01 AM  
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2017-07-17 12:30:47 AM  

Lokilaw2012: [img.fark.net image 425x637]


It's on YouTube.

Schoolhouse Rock: Grammar - Conjunction Junction Music Video
Youtube RPoBE-E8VOc
 
2017-07-17 12:32:51 AM  
So Fark runs on EDT?
 
2017-07-17 12:33:37 AM  
There's only one word to say about this screw up.

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/F! F! F! F! F!
 
2017-07-17 12:38:32 AM  

RosevilleDan: [img.fark.net image 796x598]


Chicken Dinner!
 
2017-07-17 01:13:51 AM  
"The heavy-duty boom, flying an American flag, and powered by the enormous tow vehicle, was so strong that it snapped telephone poles like twigs, ripped utility service entrance equipment from the roofs and walls of nearby buildings, destroyed transformers, and blew multiple utility circuit breakers," police said in a news release. "Remarkably, no one was injured."

I read that in an old timey radio news flash voice like you'd hear on old Bugs Bunny cartoons.
 
2017-07-17 01:24:21 AM  
Was the flag inadvertently put on the boom before the truck inadvertently joined the parade and was inadvertently raised?
 
2017-07-17 01:27:10 AM  
HA. They call that place a city?
 
2017-07-17 01:29:22 AM  
I am pleased to know there are as many "olds" to remember  "

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2017-07-17 01:33:36 AM  

Whatthefark: "The heavy-duty boom, flying an American flag, and powered by the enormous tow vehicle, was so strong that it snapped telephone poles like twigs, ripped utility service entrance equipment from the roofs and walls of nearby buildings, destroyed transformers, and blew multiple utility circuit breakers,"

I read that in an old timey radio news flash voice like you'd hear on old Bugs Bunny cartoons.



"Let us all just hope that the strength and endurance of both Old Glory and the magnificent American machinery upon which it was hoisted, wasn't at all lost on the Hun!"

Yeah, that works.

Ed Herlihy was one of the big ones.
 
2017-07-17 01:40:11 AM  
Guild Navigators won't like this.
 
2017-07-17 01:43:21 AM  
Wicked Little Town.
 
2017-07-17 01:48:13 AM  
Malfunction Junction, what's yer malfunction?

Too easy at 20...
 
2017-07-17 01:49:43 AM  
Idiocracy: The extended cut.
 
2017-07-17 01:51:20 AM  
Hittin' the wires, like a trunck in malfunction.

Malfunction Junction, what's yer malfunction?

Justa derpin' with my tires alla gumption...
 
2017-07-17 01:52:12 AM  
Link brought me to a slideshow, a barrage of ads, a full page ad, then a pop up informing me I won a free iPhone 8. I don't trust local news sites any more.

/still waiting on the free iPhone
 
2017-07-17 02:26:13 AM  
WHAT IS YOUR MAJOR MALFUNCTION, NUMBNUTS?
 
2017-07-17 02:30:53 AM  

Lokilaw2012: [img.fark.net image 425x637]


Triva:  Comedian and trumpeter extraordinaire Jack Sheldon is singing that tune.  His comedy routines are pretty raunchy.  Then he got this gig singing kids songs.

<thatsthejoke.jog>
 
2017-07-17 02:49:00 AM  
Easily the biggest thing to happen in this town in some time, to be honest. I like that it's a metaphor for the modern Republican party, of which the local yokels are quite fond. Proud even. Flying Old Glory high and proud and just ripping the ever-loving shiat out of the infrastructure upon which we all depend.

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2017-07-17 02:56:39 AM  

sex_and_drugs_for_ian: "Let us all just hope that the strength and endurance of both Old Glory and the magnificent American machinery upon which it was hoisted, wasn't at all lost on the Hun!"

Yeah, that works. that's the ticket.


FTFY, for some reason.
 
2017-07-17 03:05:27 AM  
That's a vertical clearance violation, pretty much renders you uninsurable as a professional driver. It was his responsibility to know how high that boom was in relation to everything overhead.

This ranks right up there with the flatbed driver in a parade with a load of old veterans stopping on train tracks. Well, not in terms of level of tragedy but in terms of the driver absolutely dropping the ball on situational awareness. The basic job and the rules don't change just because all eyes are on you. In fact nobody is likely to be on their guard because it's a celebration. And as an operator of heavy equipment that means you have heightened duty of care because you know what your truck is capable of. Your job is not to demonstrate that potential.
 
2017-07-17 03:08:16 AM  
I came to her not to snark, but to express my jelousy of thr guy driving that tow tuck. That thing is just damn cool. Th only thins it is missing id a roating boom and a ti-drive. Now that would be one hell of a bad ass truck. Probably not even notice he was caught on anything. Six to eight winches on those things...
 
2017-07-17 03:31:50 AM  

Ruthven13: I came to her not to snark, but to express my jelousy of thr guy driving that tow tuck. That thing is just damn cool. Th only thins it is missing id a roating boom and a ti-drive. Now that would be one hell of a bad ass truck. Probably not even notice he was caught on anything. Six to eight winches on those things...


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Six to eight did you say?!?
 
2017-07-17 03:34:02 AM  

culebra: Easily the biggest thing to happen in this town in some time, to be honest. I like that it's a metaphor for the modern Republican party, of which the local yokels are quite fond. Proud even. Flying Old Glory high and proud and just ripping the ever-loving shiat out of the infrastructure upon which we all depend.

[crying eagle.jpg]


The biggest thing since Guy Fieri came to town.
 
2017-07-17 06:18:06 AM  

gregscott: Erect a billboard upon a hill.
A sexy billboard gives me such a thrill.
When I was younger, and just a child,
A sexy billboard drove me wild.

We live in Function, Function Junction
Where the double function suction cups are made.
We live in Function, Function Junction
Where the double function suction cups are made

(Repeat ad nauseum.)


Ay, yi, yi yi
In China they do it for wiki.
Well here comes another verse
That's worse than the other verse,
So waltz me around again, Ricky!

(Insert favorite dirty limerick here,
Rinse and repeat)
 
2017-07-17 08:19:56 AM  

drayno76: I shocked at how badly this professional driver conducted himself.  At a minimum he should be grounded, if not fully charged.  Those lines had no chance, resistance against the truck was futile.


I'm sure he will expect his insurance to insulate him from the cost of damages.

BadJazz: I live about 15 miles from there, and I'm not surprised one bit.  More and more big lifted middle fingers with giant Murka! flags on them around here these days.


Yeah, I'm not buying the "the remote broke" lie.  He raised it high on purpose.  Made even more obvious that the boom was lowered by the time anyone took pics.
 
2017-07-17 08:36:20 AM  
event officials said they will no longer allow booms to be retracted during the show.

Um....
 
2017-07-17 09:08:08 AM  
Also available for parking garage grand openings.

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2017-07-17 09:21:19 AM  

WelldeadLink: event officials said they will no longer allow booms to be retracted during the show.

Um....


Maybe they'll extend that in a later to article.
 
2017-07-17 12:19:06 PM  
Wish I could say this is the first time this sort of thing has happened. But I can't.
 
2017-07-17 02:02:52 PM  
I like this Junction better.
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2017-07-17 02:12:28 PM  

Notorious C.A.W.: Link brought me to a slideshow, a barrage of ads, a full page ad, then a pop up informing me I won a free iPhone 8. I don't trust local news sites any more.

/still waiting on the free iPhone


But it has links to Circa and the Terrorism Alert Desk.
 
2017-07-17 02:51:44 PM  
Here's the report where the news media get their info. https://flashalert.net/id/jcp/106144

/Live in the area and know about that website.
 
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