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2018-10-12 12:12:12 AM  
What's with the facepalm? She's expected to know her back window would get blown out from hail?
 
2018-10-12 08:27:27 AM  
"Warning : contains confronting images"?

Does that mean you're expecting full-frontal but then they blur out the "interesting bits"?

/Like, con-frontal - geddit?
//Whatevs - replace "interesting bits" with your interesting bits of choice
 
2018-10-12 08:28:19 AM  
Not sure the snark is earned here, the pics from the article look brutal, and it says the skin from the grandmother's arms was completely shredded by the hail. And the baby is completely fine.

But yeah, go ahead and Facebook because blaming people for misfortune is so, so much easier than empathy
 
2018-10-12 08:29:04 AM  
*facepalm

When I turn off autocorrect you jerkholes know how drunk I am, it's a tradeoff
 
2018-10-12 08:29:27 AM  
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2018-10-12 08:29:50 AM  
Fair play to the woman trying to protect her spawn. And succeeding from the looks of it. The damage to her back looked pretty brutal, would have been fatal to a baby.

It's easy to speculate from the warm comfort of my basement: Why didn't she take the child and hide beneath the car, why didn't they get into the footwell in the back seat and pull the front seats back so they'd be sheltered.. etc etc.
But again it's easy to speculate when you're NOT in that situation. From the sound of it she had moments to do the best she could.
 
2018-10-12 08:30:27 AM  

JohnnyApocalypse: What's with the facepalm? She's expected to know her back window would get blown out from hail?


If only there had been some cover 12 inches away...Was it also puncturing through the steel of the car's roof?

Something doesn't add up.
 
2018-10-12 08:30:36 AM  
Someone hit that like the fist of an angry god. God, presumably.
 
2018-10-12 08:30:55 AM  
That is an impressive injury.
 
2018-10-12 08:31:38 AM  
Ever get stuck in a supercell subby? They are scary, unpredictable, and unforcastable. So yeah when the forecaster says 'it's gonna be stormy today bring an umbrella'  i doubt you imagine 'shielding your baby from skin shredding hail' is what he actually means
 
2018-10-12 08:31:45 AM  
Uh subby, how many times have you cowered in your basement because of a threat of thunderstorms with hail?  We get those alerts all summer and you just go about your business.  You dont expect to get caught in a microburst with car destroying sky rocks.  I'd say she did great here.
 
2018-10-12 08:32:49 AM  

AngryDragon: JohnnyApocalypse: What's with the facepalm? She's expected to know her back window would get blown out from hail?

If only there had been some cover 12 inches away...Was it also puncturing through the steel of the car's roof?

Something doesn't add up.


It's like wind exists in storms or something
 
2018-10-12 08:34:10 AM  

AngryDragon: JohnnyApocalypse: What's with the facepalm? She's expected to know her back window would get blown out from hail?

If only there had been some cover 12 inches away...Was it also puncturing through the steel of the car's roof?

Something doesn't add up.


Oh, fark off.
 
2018-10-12 08:35:41 AM  

bekovich: Fair play to the woman trying to protect her spawn. And succeeding from the looks of it. The damage to her back looked pretty brutal, would have been fatal to a baby.

It's easy to speculate from the warm comfort of my basement: Why didn't she take the child and hide beneath the car, why didn't they get into the footwell in the back seat and pull the front seats back so they'd be sheltered.. etc etc.
But again it's easy to speculate when you're NOT in that situation. From the sound of it she had moments to do the best she could.


All of these are easily answered by "The baby was securely fastened into a car seat".
 
2018-10-12 08:37:04 AM  

Murflette: AngryDragon: JohnnyApocalypse: What's with the facepalm? She's expected to know her back window would get blown out from hail?

If only there had been some cover 12 inches away...Was it also puncturing through the steel of the car's roof?

Something doesn't add up.

It's like wind exists in storms or something


In order for hail to be propelled horizontally through a window to do THAT much damage?  It would have to be golfball sized at 80mph or higher or baseball sized at about 50mph.  Sustained.

That's not a storm.  That's a tornado.
 
2018-10-12 08:38:44 AM  
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2018-10-12 08:42:39 AM  
Supercells form within minutes subby, they're not like hurricanes where you get warning days in advance, there's no predicting them beyond "thunder storms expected today", which are common this time of year.
 
2018-10-12 08:46:11 AM  

AngryDragon: Murflette: AngryDragon: JohnnyApocalypse: What's with the facepalm? She's expected to know her back window would get blown out from hail?

If only there had been some cover 12 inches away...Was it also puncturing through the steel of the car's roof?

Something doesn't add up.

It's like wind exists in storms or something

In order for hail to be propelled horizontally through a window to do THAT much damage?  It would have to be golfball sized at 80mph or higher or baseball sized at about 50mph.  Sustained.

That's not a storm.  That's a tornado.


Or straight-line winds.
 
2018-10-12 08:57:32 AM  
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This is no way to treat your fans
 
2018-10-12 09:00:04 AM  
Close friends of mine and their kids were camping when Softball size hail happened a couple months ago. They were in the tents when it happened. Shredded them. Two ran to the car for shelter (front and back windshields shattered) the other two got under their canvas cots which provided good protection as well. The hailstorm killed a bunch of livestock and animals at a nearby zoo. Hail that is golf ball or larger is terrifying.

However this woman was in the car. How the hell did her back get pummeled?
 
2018-10-12 09:03:55 AM  

madgonad: Close friends of mine and their kids were camping when Softball size hail happened a couple months ago. They were in the tents when it happened. Shredded them. Two ran to the car for shelter (front and back windshields shattered) the other two got under their canvas cots which provided good protection as well. The hailstorm killed a bunch of livestock and animals at a nearby zoo. Hail that is golf ball or larger is terrifying.

However this woman was in the car. How the hell did her back get pummeled?


Baby was strapped into backseat. She shielded it with her body when the window broke. Likely would have taken too long to unstrap baby or too hard to do while shielding
 
2018-10-12 09:06:39 AM  

Warthog: ... You dont expect to get caught in a microburst with car destroying sky rocks.  ....


Well, maybe you do in Australia.
 
2018-10-12 09:07:29 AM  

Murflette: AngryDragon: JohnnyApocalypse: What's with the facepalm? She's expected to know her back window would get blown out from hail?

If only there had been some cover 12 inches away...Was it also puncturing through the steel of the car's roof?

Something doesn't add up.

It's like wind exists in storms or something


no one has ever tried getting a screaming, cold, wet, writhing baby out of a car seat while having the skin stripped from your back before i guess...

\probably not a large car either and Gramma was in there too
\\hide in the foot wells in the backseat?!? WTF my feet don't fit there and you want to hide 3 people?!?
\\\there's a lot of I.D. 10T errors
 
2018-10-12 09:09:36 AM  

Felgraf: madgonad: Close friends of mine and their kids were camping when Softball size hail happened a couple months ago. They were in the tents when it happened. Shredded them. Two ran to the car for shelter (front and back windshields shattered) the other two got under their canvas cots which provided good protection as well. The hailstorm killed a bunch of livestock and animals at a nearby zoo. Hail that is golf ball or larger is terrifying.

However this woman was in the car. How the hell did her back get pummeled?

Baby was strapped into backseat. She shielded it with her body when the window broke. Likely would have taken too long to unstrap baby or too hard to do while shielding


Any sane person driving in a hailstorm would pull over and watch helplessly while the windshield was shattered in front of her. My guess at what happened is that she pulled over, left the engine on, got out of the car, couldn't open the rear door (because the rear car locks don't open until you turn the engine off), and then struggled to open the door while being pummeled.
 
2018-10-12 09:12:41 AM  

AngryDragon: JohnnyApocalypse: What's with the facepalm? She's expected to know her back window would get blown out from hail?

If only there had been some cover 12 inches away...Was it also puncturing through the steel of the car's roof?

Something doesn't add up.


The hail was sorta going sideways, not vertical downwards. IT WAS A THUNDERSTORM!!! With a rare (for Australia) tornado warning. So the hail was coming in through a side window.

But I'm glad your expertise is here to reassure us.
 
2018-10-12 09:15:17 AM  

AngryDragon: That's not a storm. That's a tornado.


And that's exactly what the Bureau put on its website.

It's almost like racing to add a snarky comment is more important thatn getting your facts straight.

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2018-10-12 09:18:29 AM  

madgonad: Close friends of mine and their kids were camping when Softball size hail happened a couple months ago. They were in the tents when it happened. Shredded them. Two ran to the car for shelter (front and back windshields shattered) the other two got under their canvas cots which provided good protection as well. The hailstorm killed a bunch of livestock and animals at a nearby zoo. Hail that is golf ball or larger is terrifying.

However this woman was in the car. How the hell did her back get pummeled?


A survivor:

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Yes, it survived, and is recovering.
 
2018-10-12 09:22:25 AM  

madgonad: Felgraf: madgonad: Close friends of mine and their kids were camping when Softball size hail happened a couple months ago. They were in the tents when it happened. Shredded them. Two ran to the car for shelter (front and back windshields shattered) the other two got under their canvas cots which provided good protection as well. The hailstorm killed a bunch of livestock and animals at a nearby zoo. Hail that is golf ball or larger is terrifying.

However this woman was in the car. How the hell did her back get pummeled?

Baby was strapped into backseat. She shielded it with her body when the window broke. Likely would have taken too long to unstrap baby or too hard to do while shielding

Any sane person driving in a hailstorm would pull over and watch helplessly while the windshield was shattered in front of her. My guess at what happened is that she pulled over, left the engine on, got out of the car, couldn't open the rear door (because the rear car locks don't open until you turn the engine off), and then struggled to open the door while being pummeled.


Well , that would be a bad guess, then. You're wrong, but thanks for trying.

A rear glass was broken by hail, she jumped over into the back to protect the baby, and the hail coming in through the ex-window pummelled her back instead of the baby.

BTW, in what country does "rear car locks don't open until you turn the engine off)" ? 'Cos it ain't Australia.
 
2018-10-12 09:29:15 AM  

madgonad: Felgraf: madgonad: Close friends of mine and their kids were camping when Softball size hail happened a couple months ago. They were in the tents when it happened. Shredded them. Two ran to the car for shelter (front and back windshields shattered) the other two got under their canvas cots which provided good protection as well. The hailstorm killed a bunch of livestock and animals at a nearby zoo. Hail that is golf ball or larger is terrifying.

However this woman was in the car. How the hell did her back get pummeled?

Baby was strapped into backseat. She shielded it with her body when the window broke. Likely would have taken too long to unstrap baby or too hard to do while shielding

Any sane person driving in a hailstorm would pull over and watch helplessly while the windshield was shattered in front of her. My guess at what happened is that she pulled over, left the engine on, got out of the car, couldn't open the rear door (because the rear car locks don't open until you turn the engine off), and then struggled to open the door while being pummeled.


Your inability to visualize a woman using her back to plug the gaping hole where a car window used to be in order to protect her baby does not make the woman a liar.
 
Ant
2018-10-12 09:33:18 AM  

AngryDragon: Murflette: AngryDragon: JohnnyApocalypse: What's with the facepalm? She's expected to know her back window would get blown out from hail?

If only there had been some cover 12 inches away...Was it also puncturing through the steel of the car's roof?

Something doesn't add up.

It's like wind exists in storms or something

In order for hail to be propelled horizontally through a window to do THAT much damage?  It would have to be golfball sized at 80mph or higher or baseball sized at about 50mph.  Sustained.

That's not a storm.  That's a tornado.


How about because the baby was fastened into a car seat and would've been pelted if the mom tried to remove it?

Is that good enough for you?
 
Ant
2018-10-12 09:35:27 AM  

madgonad: Close friends of mine and their kids were camping when Softball size hail happened a couple months ago. They were in the tents when it happened. Shredded them. Two ran to the car for shelter (front and back windshields shattered) the other two got under their canvas cots which provided good protection as well. The hailstorm killed a bunch of livestock and animals at a nearby zoo. Hail that is golf ball or larger is terrifying.

However this woman was in the car. How the hell did her back get pummeled?


Back window while shielding her baby
 
2018-10-12 10:10:26 AM  
Did we ever get a followup on the lady and her 3-4 kids who was going to "ride it out" at their beachfront property?
 
2018-10-12 10:18:38 AM  

Murflette: Not sure the snark is earned here, the pics from the article look brutal, and it says the skin from the grandmother's arms was completely shredded by the hail. And the baby is completely fine.

But yeah, go ahead and Facebook because blaming people for misfortune is so, so much easier than empathy


How do you think the hail feels?  It's just going to melt away and be forgotten. An ice-cube in a cocktail at least brings joy to the world.  But hail?  Universally despised and then *poof* gone.

It doesn't get much more brutal than that.   Much like ice sculpture, which when you really think about it, is the saddest artform.
 
2018-10-12 10:53:08 AM  

pheelix: madgonad: Felgraf: madgonad: Close friends of mine and their kids were camping when Softball
Your inability to visualize a woman using her back to plug the gaping hole where a car window used to be in order to protect her baby does not make the woman a liar.


I think this is a case of "how bad can hail be" followed by clicking the link and concluding "fark meme (and widely held belief) about the dangerousness of Australia proved".
 
2018-10-12 11:01:22 AM  
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They all are.

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2018-10-12 11:02:30 AM  
I'm impressed. She took quite a beating to save her kid.
 
2018-10-12 11:36:59 AM  

chawco: Warthog: ... You dont expect to get caught in a microburst with car destroying sky rocks.  ....

Well, maybe you do in Australia.


And Texas.
 
2018-10-12 11:41:25 AM  

ol' gormsby: madgonad: Felgraf: madgonad: Close friends of mine and their kids were camping when Softball size hail happened a couple months ago. They were in the tents when it happened. Shredded them. Two ran to the car for shelter (front and back windshields shattered) the other two got under their canvas cots which provided good protection as well. The hailstorm killed a bunch of livestock and animals at a nearby zoo. Hail that is golf ball or larger is terrifying.

However this woman was in the car. How the hell did her back get pummeled?

Baby was strapped into backseat. She shielded it with her body when the window broke. Likely would have taken too long to unstrap baby or too hard to do while shielding

Any sane person driving in a hailstorm would pull over and watch helplessly while the windshield was shattered in front of her. My guess at what happened is that she pulled over, left the engine on, got out of the car, couldn't open the rear door (because the rear car locks don't open until you turn the engine off), and then struggled to open the door while being pummeled.

Well , that would be a bad guess, then. You're wrong, but thanks for trying.

A rear glass was broken by hail, she jumped over into the back to protect the baby, and the hail coming in through the ex-window pummelled her back instead of the baby.

BTW, in what country does "rear car locks don't open until you turn the engine off)" ? 'Cos it ain't Australia.


I could imagine the front and back windows breaking, but how many cars have glass directly over the rear passengers?

As to car locks, it is a pretty common feature for car locks to automatically engage after you start driving and then disengage after you turn the engine off. My car does it.
 
2018-10-12 11:44:23 AM  

Sentient: I'm impressed. She took quite a beating to save her kid.


Yeah, DAMN. That said...

"Despite the terrifying ordeal the mother said she would not hesitate to do the same thing again."

I never understand quotes like this. Like can you even imagine her saying, "Well in hindsight, I really shouldn't have done that"?
 
2018-10-12 11:56:30 AM  

sxacho: Sentient: I'm impressed. She took quite a beating to save her kid.

Yeah, DAMN. That said...

"Despite the terrifying ordeal the mother said she would not hesitate to do the same thing again."

I never understand quotes like this. Like can you even imagine her saying, "Well in hindsight, I really shouldn't have done that"?


I can imagine a dipshiat reporter asking stupid questions like, "In the same circumstances, would you do that again?"
 
2018-10-12 12:19:09 PM  

AngryDragon: JohnnyApocalypse: What's with the facepalm? She's expected to know her back window would get blown out from hail?

If only there had been some cover 12 inches away...Was it also puncturing through the steel of the car's roof?

Something doesn't add up.


a) Carseat.  It would have been really hard to try to unbuckle it while getting relentlessly pounded by large hail
b) Storms that produce hail that large also have high winds that drive the hail diagonally.
c) Both the front and rear windows shattered.  There was no shelter left within the car
d) Asshats putting this mother down deserve to be pelted relentlessly by large hailstones
 
2018-10-12 01:28:42 PM  

Loreweaver: AngryDragon: JohnnyApocalypse: What's with the facepalm? She's expected to know her back window would get blown out from hail?

If only there had been some cover 12 inches away...Was it also puncturing through the steel of the car's roof?

Something doesn't add up.

a) Carseat.  It would have been really hard to try to unbuckle it while getting relentlessly pounded by large hail
b) Storms that produce hail that large also have high winds that drive the hail diagonally.
c) Both the front and rear windows shattered.  There was no shelter left within the car
d) Asshats putting this mother down deserve to be pelted relentlessly by large hailstones


I love watching uninformed comments get toasted like marshmallows of stupidity.
 
2018-10-12 02:39:33 PM  
madgonad:
I could imagine the front and back windows breaking, but how many cars have glass directly over the rear passengers?

As to car locks, it is a pretty common feature for car locks to automatically engage after you start driving and then disengage after you turn the engine off. My car does it.


The glass doesn't have to be directly over the rear passengers. The ice just needs to be deflected a small angle to get through the broken back window. Since there were tornado level winds, that's not only possible, but very likely. Also, since the mother was over the top of the child, her back was sticking up quite high, possibly in the space that the window used to occupy (depending on the size of the car). As for the locks, that's a moot point because she didn't get out of the car - that would have been suicide. Despite having both windows broken, the car was giving some shelter.

Subby fails for the facepalm tag.
 
2018-10-12 02:44:32 PM  

madgonad: I could imagine the front and back windows breaking, but how many cars have glass directly over the rear passengers?


FFS this is tinfoil hat levels of conspiracy theory. Why are you obsessed with this not being what it obviously is?

Besides, you didn't read the article. Grandma was in the car and her skin got flayed too... So for your conspiracy theory to work out they both would have had to jump out of the car and like run around in the hail for no particular reason, instead of like, you know, grandma staying in the car and hitting "unlock" if your fantasy scenario was even remotely real.
 
2018-10-12 03:25:09 PM  

AngryDragon: JohnnyApocalypse: What's with the facepalm? She's expected to know her back window would get blown out from hail?

If only there had been some cover 12 inches away...Was it also puncturing through the steel of the car's roof?

Something doesn't add up.


You're in your car, belted in to the front seat. Your kid's in the back seat 5-point harnessed into the baby seat, maybe even rear-facing. The rear window blows out and hail starts pelting in. But at least YOU have the calm demeanor to immediately stop the car, release your belt, turn around in the driver's seat, easily release the baby seat belt while hail is pelting your kid in the head, and bring them away from the window. Thank God for people like you who have never been in that situation and don't have a clue what you're talking about.
 
2018-10-12 07:10:34 PM  

madgonad: As to car locks, it is a pretty common feature for car locks to automatically engage after you start driving and then disengage after you turn the engine off. My car does it.


No car I've ever driven (since I got a licence in 1979) has ever done that. I believe you when you say that your car does, I wouldn't like to drive, or be a passenger, such a car. If I ever had to drive such a car, I would find and pull the fuse to prevent it happening.

Because relying on the airbag sensors to also trigger the locks to disengage is not reliable enough.
 
2018-10-12 07:24:24 PM  
Her new nickname is Hail Mary.
 
2018-10-12 08:45:07 PM  
I see the fark brigade has turned angry dragon into a contrite small lizard. Carry on. Kudos to mom. She instinctively and selflessly sacrificed herself to save her child. Full points awarded. Darwin looks on approvingly.
 
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