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(Metro)   Much like the horror that America witnessed when a lawn chair blew over during a natural disaster, the Brits are horrifyied that a recycling bin has been blown over by Storm Aileen   ( metro.co.uk) divider line
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2017-09-13 07:58:35 AM  
But that stiff upper lip.
 
2017-09-13 08:30:06 AM  
Riot In Edinburgh
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2017-09-13 09:20:06 AM  
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2017-09-13 09:20:40 AM  
I thought the lawn chair disaster was caused by an earthquake.
 
2017-09-13 09:27:18 AM  
come on Aileen. Oooh come on Aileen.
 
2017-09-13 09:28:04 AM  

Pocket Ninja: I thought the lawn chair disaster was caused by an earthquake.


I think so... if I recall correctly, it was an inter-plate earthquake in Virginia or thereabout. I'm thinking 2010.
 
2017-09-13 09:38:57 AM  

somedude210: come on Aileen. Oooh come on Aileen.


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2017-09-13 09:46:44 AM  

somedude210: come on Aileen. Oooh come on Aileen.


I hate you.

\dooo waaah doo waaah doooo waaaah daaaaaaaaaaaaaaaay
 
2017-09-13 09:50:26 AM  

Pocket Ninja: I thought the lawn chair disaster was caused by an earthquake.


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2017-09-13 09:52:12 AM  
No snark like British snark. Someone at Metro had fun with this one. Nice find, subby.

All fooling aside though, storms and North American hurricanes limping to their death do cause havoc in the British Isles on occasion.

To many Irish, anyway, the most memorable was 1986's Hurricane Charley, a Cat 1 which did minimal damage in North America, but lived long enough to give Ireland record-breaking rain which caused heavy flooding in the Dublin area, and kill 11 people in the UK and Ireland, mostly by drowning.

(I was ten years old. Nobody I knew well was injured, and my home in Co. Kildare was not damaged.)

Here's a RTE News report made at the time.
 
2017-09-13 09:52:23 AM  
I heard that post-Aileen looting was horrific.
 
2017-09-13 09:54:01 AM  
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2017-09-13 09:56:03 AM  
Please stay safe, British farkers!

News reporter gets hit by a stop sign!!! #Hurricane Irma!!!!
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(today's meme minus unintended dick pic)
 
2017-09-13 09:59:20 AM  

Pocket Ninja: I thought the lawn chair disaster was caused by an earthquake.


it was either the earthquake in MA a few years ago or the tornado that ripped through Western MA around 2011. I wanna say it was the tornado
 
2017-09-13 10:00:40 AM  

SpaceyCat: somedude210: come on Aileen. Oooh come on Aileen.

I hate you.

\dooo waaah doo waaah doooo waaaah daaaaaaaaaaaaaaaay


pfft, please, you love my comments bring all the farkers to the thread. And they're all "I hate you" and I'm all "biatch please"

/i don't actually know that song but it sounded right in my head
 
2017-09-13 10:01:29 AM  
Pffft. Ain't got nothin' on Shed.
 
2017-09-13 10:01:51 AM  
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I think this looks more like a suicide attempt.
 
2017-09-13 10:10:23 AM  

somedude210: /i don't actually know that song but it sounded right in my head


O.o

Here ya go, kiddo.  :-P

dexys midnight runners come on eileen
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2017-09-13 10:13:33 AM  

Tr0mBoNe: Pocket Ninja: I thought the lawn chair disaster was caused by an earthquake.

I think so... if I recall correctly, it was an inter-plate earthquake in Virginia or thereabout. I'm thinking 2010.


I didn't think it was that long ago, I was thinking 2012 maybe '13.
 
2017-09-13 10:14:05 AM  

somedude210: come on Aileen. Oooh come on Aileen.


The rare song that doesn't need a title change for its porn parody.
 
2017-09-13 10:14:06 AM  

RJReves: Pocket Ninja: I thought the lawn chair disaster was caused by an earthquake.

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2017-09-13 10:17:26 AM  

Pocket Ninja: I thought the lawn chair disaster was caused by an earthquake.


It was. It was an earthquake in Virginia in 2011. People made fun of it because it mostly cause traffic in DC, but a bunch of people in rural Virginia did actually lose their homes.

It also moved some very heavy items around  at the local nuke plant.

"The plant experienced earthquake forces an average of 21 percent greater than it was designed for, according to Dominion Virginia Power."

http://www.richmond.com/business/article_d965c723-06f3-5255-bf9c-7d60​0​d10887d.html
 
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2017-09-13 10:17:35 AM  
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The cost of damage from the fallen bin is expected to run into the low 0s

I don't think they considered the Hazmat cleanup costs.
 
2017-09-13 10:18:21 AM  

RJReves: Pocket Ninja: I thought the lawn chair disaster was caused by an earthquake.

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Also, hurricane Matthew killed like 29 people in North Carolina.
 
2017-09-13 10:20:04 AM  
The UK is naming thunderstorms now?
 
2017-09-13 10:21:37 AM  

Teodoro: Also, hurricane Matthew killed like 29 people in North Carolina.


No I didn't!
 
2017-09-13 10:23:54 AM  

Mouren: RJReves: Pocket Ninja: I thought the lawn chair disaster was caused by an earthquake.

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That damn chair keeps falling over!
 
2017-09-13 10:36:42 AM  

The Beatings Will Continue Until Morale Improves: The UK is naming thunderstorms now?


Yes. Giving storms names helps with publicizing the hazards.

The UK (Met Office) and Irish (Met Eireann) weather services have been naming stronger Atlantic storms since the 2015-2016 season.

Aileen was notable mostly for coming very early---in the British Isles November through March is peak storm season.
 
2017-09-13 10:39:43 AM  

MikeyFuccon: The Beatings Will Continue Until Morale Improves: The UK is naming thunderstorms now?

Yes. Giving storms names helps with publicizing the hazards.

The UK (Met Office) and Irish (Met Eireann) weather services have been naming stronger Atlantic storms since the 2015-2016 season.

Aileen was notable mostly for coming very early---in the British Isles November through March is peak storm season.


So, you're saying the winds of November came early?
 
2017-09-13 10:41:15 AM  

The Beatings Will Continue Until Morale Improves: MikeyFuccon:
Aileen was notable mostly for coming very early---in the British Isles November through March is peak storm season.

So, you're saying the winds of November came early?


...I'm taking my Canadian citizenship oath on Friday, and you just made my day.
 
2017-09-13 10:50:40 AM  
I don't even think it was the wind. They placed the bin at the edge of a slanty sidewalk. And, it looks like it was facing the wrong way. Hell, I've watched a regular rainstorm's run-off here push trash and recycling bins down the street.

I do like the snarky article, though.
 
2017-09-13 11:04:42 AM  
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2017-09-13 11:15:07 AM  
MikeyFuccon:
...I'm taking my Canadian citizenship oath on Friday, and you just made my day.

Congratulations and welcome to the fold!

Remember...an appropriate answer to any question asked during the ceremony is "I don't know, but how about them Leafs!"
 
2017-09-13 11:28:01 AM  

The Beatings Will Continue Until Morale Improves: The UK is naming thunderstorms now?

Shocked? Farkers have been naming their bowel movements for quite some time.
 
2017-09-13 11:32:59 AM  
I thought Subby meant a recycling bin--one of those big bins your neighbours always fill after dark or the Dumpster(TM)-like units that have holes for green glass, white glass, metals, etc.

But no, it was one of the plastic garbage cans on wheels that the British call wheelie bins.

A much less serious catastrophe. Although if it happened in the USA or Germany, raccons might get into it.

RACCONS MIGHT GET INTO IT!
 
2017-09-13 11:35:11 AM  
The UK has few if any raccons, but they have urban foxes a-plenty, which some people insist on feeding. Foxes are probably worse than raccoons, but not quite as dangerous to your pets as coyotes, wolves or Burmese Pythons.

The British are paranoid about foreign foxes, but a lot of them love British foxes and hate fox hunting.
 
2017-09-13 11:58:44 AM  
Someone needs to set up a Go-Fund-me. To help get those people back on their feet.
 
2017-09-13 12:04:48 PM  
and at a mall somewhere in England IT personnel suffering from the Aunt Irma phenomenon frightened a dog.
 
2017-09-13 01:43:27 PM  
I am going to go out of my way to now call those 'Wheelie Bins'
 
2017-09-13 02:22:56 PM  
I don't know about you, but, personally, for me, when those planes hit the twin towers, that was truly my "9/11". I was without cell phone service for TWO WEEKS.
 
2017-09-13 02:28:07 PM  

Tr0mBoNe: Pocket Ninja: I thought the lawn chair disaster was caused by an earthquake.

I think so... if I recall correctly, it was an inter-plate earthquake in Virginia or thereabout. I'm thinking 2010.


Correct
 
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