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(CTV News)   Man breaks into electrical substation to conduct theft, electricity   (ctvnews.ca) divider line
    More: Sad, Electrical substation, New Brunswick, Police, NB Power substation, Electric power transmission, Bathurst Police officers, town of Bathurst, power outage  
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2019-04-14 01:05:58 PM  
That's one of those self fixing problems.
 
2019-04-14 01:38:45 PM  
Good pun. Not a great pun, but not a Dad Joke and a bit above the cut for Fark headlines.

Technically it's a figure of speech, a zeugma or possibly a syllepsis. Fancy Greek name and high Scrabble score.

I once amused myself for a brief moment by finding Greek technical and scientific terms that would make Good French aristocratic names.

Chiasmus. Electrophore. Aneurisme.

Zeugma and syllepsis - Wikipedia

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Zeugma_​a​nd_syllepsis
In rhetoric, zeugma and syllepsis (/sɪˈlɛpsɪs/; from the Ancient Greek σύλληψις , sullēpsis, lit. "a taking together") are figures of speech in which one single phrase or word ... two sentences could be taken to deploy a different figure of speech, namely "ellipsis" ... The verb "conquered" is a common element in each clause.
 
2019-04-14 01:40:34 PM  
Medical terms make great names for French ladies.
 
2019-04-14 02:24:13 PM  
Who'd a thunk there is electricity in an power substation? Shocking.
 
2019-04-14 02:25:44 PM  
Wrong tag. While someone dying is usually sad, when you commit a crime and do so stupidly your demise gets upgrade to Funny. It is what Darwin would want. I hear that he had a spectacular sense of humour.
 
2019-04-14 02:26:48 PM  
Sad tag? Negative.
 
2019-04-14 02:27:38 PM  
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/oblig
 
2019-04-14 02:28:26 PM  
"sad"
 
2019-04-14 02:29:31 PM  
well done...
 
2019-04-14 02:30:51 PM  
He was all amped up.
 
2019-04-14 02:32:49 PM  
I thought this was a repeat from last week, but the story is a current one.
 
2019-04-14 02:32:56 PM  
Good headline.
 
2019-04-14 02:33:10 PM  
Think of it as evolution in action.
 
2019-04-14 02:33:54 PM  
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2019-04-14 02:34:17 PM  
Electricity: Football
Youtube 1sxZAhi7Qak
 
2019-04-14 02:35:22 PM  

madgonad: Wrong tag. While someone dying is usually sad, when you commit a crime and do so stupidly your demise gets upgrade to Funny. It is what Darwin would want. I hear that he had a spectacular sense of humour.


This. I was wondering what the sad part was, then I found out he also caused a power outage. They didn't say how many people were affected or how long it lasted though. I'll bet this moron killing himself made a whole bunch of people late for work. That's pretty sad.
 
2019-04-14 02:36:06 PM  
Wonder what he had for his last meal.
Hope it was one of his favorite things.
 
2019-04-14 02:38:34 PM  
Sad tag?  More like hilarious tag!
 
2019-04-14 02:40:57 PM  

SloppyFrenchKisser: Wonder what he had for his last meal.
Hope it was one of his favorite things.


He was from Bathurst, NB, birthplace of the McFlurry. I'm betting it was a McFlurry.
 
2019-04-14 02:42:10 PM  
A fence around a substation isn't there to protect the substation.
 
2019-04-14 02:42:35 PM  

wxboy: He was all amped up.


Too bad he wasn't more grounded in reality
 
2019-04-14 02:45:49 PM  
My condolences to those who lost power.
 
2019-04-14 02:48:55 PM  

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shiat!
 
2019-04-14 02:49:22 PM  
His current life was shortened. He just couldn't resist. The first to respond were said to have been impeded in their quest to re-energize him. The coroner who arrive at the scene said that it was was revolting. OMG - Ohm-my-God.
 
2019-04-14 02:51:54 PM  
Tom Russell - Stealing Electricity
Youtube 2OciCzKgGY0


His heart went dot dot dot dot dot dot dot
 
2019-04-14 02:52:55 PM  
ohm my goodness...
 
2019-04-14 02:56:44 PM  
I used to know a guy named Tommy No-arms. He had no arms beneath his elbows. The moral of the story is that high voltage is dangerous. I saw him change a tire once though, that was pretty impressive.
 
2019-04-14 02:57:01 PM  
Stealing material out of a functioning application that required manufacturing/work to build/install it so that you can sell it as scrap is a property crime that just particularly rubs me the wrong way.

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2019-04-14 02:57:16 PM  

cyberspacedout: ohm my goodness...


i really expected more electricity puns.
 
2019-04-14 03:05:44 PM  
some_beer_drinker:

i really expected more electricity puns.

You have the capacity.  Wire you just kvetching?
 
2019-04-14 03:07:50 PM  
Did this happen on a Fry day?
 
2019-04-14 03:09:15 PM  
A man dies and you all make jokes? Watts wrong with you all?
 
2019-04-14 03:13:16 PM  

Mithiwithi: [img.fark.net image 716x642]
/oblig


I have several places at work I want to put up one or more of that sign. The dumpster compactors and pallet augers, in particular.
 
2019-04-14 03:13:49 PM  
At least he died doing watt he loved...
 
2019-04-14 03:15:54 PM  
If only there had been a way to avoid this terrible outcome!
WHYYYYYYY GOD.....WHYYYYYYYY!!!
 
2019-04-14 03:20:25 PM  
First responders then attempted to resuscitate the man, according to Const. Ryan Aube of Bathurst Police.

I wonder if they tried a defibrillator?
 
2019-04-14 03:23:33 PM  

brantgoose: Good pun. Not a great pun, but not a Dad Joke and a bit above the cut for Fark headlines.

Technically it's a figure of speech, a zeugma or possibly a syllepsis. Fancy Greek name and high Scrabble score.

I once amused myself for a brief moment by finding Greek technical and scientific terms that would make Good French aristocratic names.

Chiasmus. Electrophore. Aneurisme.

Zeugma and syllepsis - Wikipedia

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Zeugma_a​nd_syllepsis
In rhetoric, zeugma and syllepsis (/sɪˈlɛpsɪs/; from the Ancient Greek σύλληψις , sullēpsis, lit. "a taking together") are figures of speech in which one single phrase or word ... two sentences could be taken to deploy a different figure of speech, namely "ellipsis" ... The verb "conquered" is a common element in each clause.


I think I've discovered why I have you farkied as "Tries too hard to sound smart."
 
2019-04-14 03:24:41 PM  
Not sad at all
 
2019-04-14 03:32:32 PM  
Yeah that headline is gold
 
2019-04-14 03:33:20 PM  

orbister: First responders then attempted to resuscitate the man, according to Const. Ryan Aube of Bathurst Police.

I wonder if they tried a defibrillator?


Nah.. he tried that on his own.....
 
2019-04-14 03:37:45 PM  
" SMOKIN' !!! "       Headline might be gold, but the ex-copper thief is crispy black.
 
2019-04-14 03:37:45 PM  
I'm trying to generate something positive from this, but everything keeps on turning negative.
 
2019-04-14 03:38:21 PM  
I assume the sad tag is for the people who had to go around the house resetting clocks after this idiot knocked out the power.
 
2019-04-14 03:39:56 PM  
Shocking
 
2019-04-14 03:42:58 PM  
This is fark gold. The horrible jokes about the 5-year-old getting thrown off the balcony? Not so much.
 
2019-04-14 03:43:19 PM  
You have to be careful around transformers.  There's more than meets the eye.
 
2019-04-14 03:44:22 PM  

Big_Doofus: This is fark gold. The horrible jokes about the 5-year-old getting thrown off the balcony? Not so much.


Some people just failed to appreciate the gravity of it.
 
2019-04-14 03:45:21 PM  
Needed plug tag, subs.
 
2019-04-14 03:46:09 PM  

derpes_simplex: You have to be careful around transformers.  There's more than meets the eye.


Usually meets the hands first.....
 
2019-04-14 03:53:04 PM  

ClavellBCMI: I'm trying to generate something positive from this, but everything keeps on turning negative.


Yes, he had so much potential but he fell short.
 
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