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2017-07-17 01:53:09 AM  
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2017-07-17 02:05:33 AM  
Reporting live from the scene....
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2017-07-17 02:56:27 AM  
I saw another report on this story.

'Firemen are used to climbing ladders, and used to helping people out of crashed cars, but not usually at the same time.'
 
2017-07-17 03:25:25 AM  
Them Duke boys is at it again!
 
2017-07-17 05:13:51 AM  
"it's not the first time a car has come barreling onto their property."

Time to have the city install a few of these.

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2017-07-17 05:14:49 AM  
Two words:

Armco & barrier.
 
2017-07-17 05:16:05 AM  
When aprehended, suspect claimed he'd just seen a documentary showing flying cars in the future, went on a ride in his doctor's DeLorean, before test driving a future vehicle.
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Aforementioned doctor has claimed the real problem is the suspect's children.
 
2017-07-17 05:17:29 AM  

ReapTheChaos: "it's not the first time a car has come barreling onto their property."

Time to have the city install a few of these.

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If I were them I'd certainly be having a talk with the insurance company's lawyers to see if they can lobby the city for installing something like that.
 
2017-07-17 05:39:06 AM  
Chitty Chitty Bang Bang is not an instruction manual, ferchristssake!
 
2017-07-17 06:01:43 AM  
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2017-07-17 06:13:48 AM  
From TFA: "It's a blessing because God said it's not your time," Jones said.

And then God added, "But it is your time to pay more for your home insurance premiums"
 
2017-07-17 06:15:06 AM  
1. This isn't the first time this kind of thing has happened, so why is he acting so surprised?

2. If this was my mom's house and left it to me, on day 1 I'd be selling it not moving in.

3. The property is probably minimal in value because stuff like this happens frequently from what the article said.  So it's probably cheaper for the insurance company to pay out the min val a place like that gets than it is to Lobby a city.  Also if there's an HOA there's not gonna be eyesore safety barriers as much as they might make sense.
 
2017-07-17 06:15:13 AM  
"Thankfully, Redding was nowhere near the scene of the crash. He was at the gym when he got a call from his neighbor."

If the car hit 26 minutes earlier Redding would be dead.
 
2017-07-17 06:28:40 AM  

minorshan: ReapTheChaos: "it's not the first time a car has come barreling onto their property."

Time to have the city install a few of these.

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If I were them I'd certainly be having a talk with the insurance company's lawyers to see if they can lobby the city for installing something like that.


There's a house near me that has them behind a line of hedges so it's very hard to tell that they are even there.
 
2017-07-17 06:38:57 AM  

Lokilaw2012: Reporting live from the scene....
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Around that same time some folks thought cars could straighten the curves and flatten the hills.
 
2017-07-17 06:40:50 AM  
UHF - Teaching Poodles To Fly - HD
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2017-07-17 06:44:41 AM  

andrewagill: [iFrame https://www.youtube.com/embed/fpJiyAfXbKI - 480x270]


Turtles: Nature's suction cups
 
2017-07-17 08:33:52 AM  
Another 5 or 10 mph faster, and he might have cleared the house.
 
2017-07-17 08:49:33 AM  
"As a matter of fact, this wasn't the first time a car has come crashing through their yards.
"I had a car smash, turn my railing off," Jones said. "I had another car smash into the side of the house, park right between our houses""

MOVE
 
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2017-07-17 08:57:06 AM  
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2017-07-17 09:03:35 AM  
At least it wasn't a ferrari
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2017-07-17 09:14:20 AM  
Well, now he knows the slope of his front lawn is the perfect ramp.

I hate mowing crap like that. A decent home builder would have put in a retaining wall, and not one that's only 1/3 of the slope high so you're still wrestling a goddamn lawnmower around on it but a decent wall that gives a nice level lawn. Having it be a launch hazard is just rancid mayonnaise icing on the poo cake.
 
2017-07-17 09:27:31 AM  
Bet this guy's glad he didn't skip leg day.
 
2017-07-17 09:40:11 AM  
What the intersection looks like. It's only a 25 mph zone and the road clearly Ts, but some drivers gotta be drunk or old.

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2017-07-17 09:41:04 AM  
Not long after I got my G8 several years ago, I wondered how many kids would buy this relatively inexpensive but fairly quick sedan and wreck them in creative ways.  The first one I found was a roof landing:  http://www.chron.com/neighborhood/woodlands/news/article/Airborne-ca​r-​proves-deadly-9412774.php#photo-11124603
 
2017-07-17 09:41:42 AM  

nytmare: What the intersection looks like. It's only a 25 mph zone and the road clearly Ts, but some drivers gotta be drunk or old.

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That explains the roof landing!
 
2017-07-17 10:03:13 AM  

nytmare: What the intersection looks like. It's only a 25 mph zone and the road clearly Ts, but some drivers gotta be drunk or old.

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God damn that's some serious speed to make that distance.  Have the city put in guard rails at the end of that T.
 
2017-07-17 10:30:57 AM  
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2017-07-17 10:32:54 AM  
Was it Hooper?
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2017-07-17 10:43:45 AM  

nytmare: What the intersection looks like. It's only a 25 mph zone and the road clearly Ts, but some drivers gotta be drunk or old.

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2017-07-17 10:51:59 AM  
Here is someone with experience in these matters:

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2017-07-17 10:54:21 AM  
It boggles my mind that a photographer can take 10 pictures of the car but no pictures of the street leading to the wreck so that we know how it happened. We have to depend on nytmare to dig it up for us.
 
2017-07-17 11:14:20 AM  
Captain Sisko has some words on that.

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2017-07-17 11:24:29 AM  

SansNeural: nytmare: What the intersection looks like. It's only a 25 mph zone and the road clearly Ts, but some drivers gotta be drunk or old.

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Yeah. I'd cut that slope back to vertical, and put in a stone retaining wall.
I might have to repair it every one in a while, but it would be preferable to having some asshole do a Dukes of Hazzard into my roof.
 
2017-07-17 11:24:50 AM  
Guy I worked with lived next to a small church.  There was a driveway that was right next to his that went behind the church.   He had to replace the fence 3-4 times due to old people hitting it trying to pull in/ out that that church drive.  So he got a 4 inch cast iron pipe buried it 2 feet in the ground and filled it with concrete.  He said within a week someone had hit it (by the marks on it).  The city said it was an eyesore so he bought a bush to hide it.  Last I heard it still got hit 2-3 times a year, but he doesn't have to replace his fence anymore.
 
2017-07-17 11:30:13 AM  

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In my old parent's house (where I grew up) there were boulders guarding a house on the block (obscured by trees, but coming down that huge hill you probably wouldn't see the boulder until it was too late anyway).  Also on a house just one block down (slight turn left, don't want to know how fast you would be going to miss that.  Probably took the road as a chicane and missed the second turn).

The Irresponsible Captain: Well, now he knows the slope of his front lawn is the perfect ramp.


Almost, the car took a big divot.

And I'd second the retaining wall idea.  Makes it hard for a lawyer to claim that it was specifically put there to kill drivers, and that anyone should be allowed to knock down your house.
 
2017-07-17 11:34:25 AM  

give me doughnuts: SansNeural: nytmare: What the intersection looks like. It's only a 25 mph zone and the road clearly Ts, but some drivers gotta be drunk or old.

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Yeah. I'd cut that slope back to vertical, and put in a stone retaining wall.
I might have to repair it every one in a while, but it would be preferable to having some asshole do a Dukes of Hazzard into my roof.


I would do a multi tiered garden so it would look nice and be easy to landscape. Something like this and it doesn't have that, I'm just a barrier for assholes look.

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2017-07-17 11:37:57 AM  
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2017-07-17 11:43:30 AM  

TNel: give me doughnuts: SansNeural: nytmare: What the intersection looks like. It's only a 25 mph zone and the road clearly Ts, but some drivers gotta be drunk or old.

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Yeah. I'd cut that slope back to vertical, and put in a stone retaining wall.
I might have to repair it every one in a while, but it would be preferable to having some asshole do a Dukes of Hazzard into my roof.

I would do a multi tiered garden so it would look nice and be easy to landscape. Something like this and it doesn't have that, I'm just a barrier for assholes look.

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Nice.
My father (at 80 years of age) builds dry-laid stone fences and retaining walls, so I'd go more for something like this:
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2017-07-17 12:28:37 PM  
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2017-07-17 12:33:52 PM  
Stupid Muggles.

They forget to do the magic.

The record for sustained flight by a heavier-than-air machine was set in 1910 by a Stanley Steamer which hit a bump during an automobile race. Eventually, after their first 100 yard flight at Kitty Hawk in 1912, the bicycle mechanics, the Wright Brothers, managed to beat it but by then people were beating the record all over, in the US, the UK, Canada, even Germany I think.

If you don't forget the magic, cars fly all the time, especially in movies and TV shows.

Personally I do not like TV shows that are about somebody doing their job:  cop shows, coroner shows, hospital shows, etc., generally bore me to tears. I except detectives, scientists, space bums, genies and the like. These shows are much funnier as a rule than the daily routine of a dentist.
 
2017-07-17 12:44:13 PM  

give me doughnuts: TNel: give me doughnuts: SansNeural: nytmare: What the intersection looks like. It's only a 25 mph zone and the road clearly Ts, but some drivers gotta be drunk or old.

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Yeah. I'd cut that slope back to vertical, and put in a stone retaining wall.
I might have to repair it every one in a while, but it would be preferable to having some asshole do a Dukes of Hazzard into my roof.

I would do a multi tiered garden so it would look nice and be easy to landscape. Something like this and it doesn't have that, I'm just a barrier for assholes look.

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Nice.
My father (at 80 years of age) builds dry-laid stone fences and retaining walls, so I'd go more for something like this:
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Very nice work. I love stones and rocks. I love the natural textures and colours, the edge between chaos and order, complexity and simplicity. I love the geology. One of my grandfathers really loved the outdoors and the other was an amateur prospector as well as an outdoorsman. Perhaps I should have been a geologist or a paleontogist, but rocks are heavy and hard to move.

I was walking in the woods once when I was a kid and found a chunk of semi-precious garnet as big as my head. I had to leave it because it would have been a bugger to carry out of the woods to become a fancy doorstop. My aunt had some garnets my Grandfather found made into cuff-links for him. Not that he ever wore cuff-links but it is the thought that counts and besides garnet is a nice decorative stone. It often forms natural crosses which I would find along the roadside.  My native Province is full of semi-precious stones and even has a tiny amount of coal, petroleum, gold, etc. hence the prospecting.

Dr. Abraham Gesner, a physician by training, invented kerosene in 1845 or thereabouts in the coal field of Albert County, New Brunswick, and began the petroleum age, about the same time the first commercial well was sunk in Ontario. He later moved to the great oil fields of Pennsylvania.

But I digress.
 
2017-07-17 01:36:33 PM  
Isn't the saying "With God as my witness"?
"As God as my witness" doesn't make any sense.
 
2017-07-17 02:22:09 PM  
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Fellah up the road from me, where it takes a 45 degree bend installed something similar the image, except the three pillars he did are about a 40 inches tall (one meter). He sheathed them in galvanized corrugated pipe which allows him to have a planter for attractive weeds growing out of each of them. Pretty sure it will hold up to 100mph - they are subbed an equal distance.

I like to tell him that he's made terrific missiles that will use the inertia a car would have to smash into his house. You know he probably thinks about that late at night before falling asleep... listening to every car coming up our road.
 
2017-07-17 02:22:28 PM  

brantgoose: give me doughnuts: TNel: give me doughnuts: SansNeural: nytmare: What the intersection looks like. It's only a 25 mph zone and the road clearly Ts, but some drivers gotta be drunk or old.

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Yeah. I'd cut that slope back to vertical, and put in a stone retaining wall.
I might have to repair it every one in a while, but it would be preferable to having some asshole do a Dukes of Hazzard into my roof.

I would do a multi tiered garden so it would look nice and be easy to landscape. Something like this and it doesn't have that, I'm just a barrier for assholes look.

[img.fark.net image 800x531]

Nice.
My father (at 80 years of age) builds dry-laid stone fences and retaining walls, so I'd go more for something like this:
[img.fark.net image 850x259]

Very nice work. I love stones and rocks. I love the natural textures and colours, the edge between chaos and order, complexity and simplicity. I love the geology. One of my grandfathers really loved the outdoors and the other was an amateur prospector as well as an outdoorsman. Perhaps I should have been a geologist or a paleontogist, but rocks are heavy and hard to move.

I was walking in the woods once when I was a kid and found a chunk of semi-precious garnet as big as my head. I had to leave it because it would have been a bugger to carry out of the woods to become a fancy doorstop. My aunt had some garnets my Grandfather found made into cuff-links for him. Not that he ever wore cuff-links but it is the thought that counts and besides garnet is a nice decorative stone. It often forms natural crosses which I would find along the roadside.  My native Province is full of semi-precious stones and even has a tiny amount of coal, petroleum, gold, etc. hence the prospecting.

Dr. Abraham Gesner, a physician by training, invented kerosene in 1845 or thereabouts in the coal field of Albert County, ...


Know how I know none of you live in St. Louis? It is in Walnut park. Nobody builds a fancy (and expensive) retaining wall to protect a 40K house in north St. Louis.
 
2017-07-17 02:58:22 PM  
WKRP thread? That means we get to post pictures of Jan Smithers.

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2017-07-17 10:34:59 PM  
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