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(BBC-US)   Sonic boom alarms Parisians; Hadouken, Shoryuken unavailable for comment   (bbc.com) divider line
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2020-09-30 1:02:53 PM  
And there's hamburger all over the highway in Mystic, Connecticut.
 
2020-09-30 2:07:49 PM  
This is a great headline
 
2020-09-30 2:08:41 PM  
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2020-09-30 2:10:54 PM  
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2020-09-30 2:12:07 PM  
Only one(s) I've ever heard were on 9/11 when two F-16s scrambled out of a local airbase. They had to have been 10 miles away but still shook the house like a goddamn nuke went off. I about shiat.
 
2020-09-30 2:17:13 PM  
Taking drugs to make music to take drugs to.
 
2020-09-30 2:17:27 PM  
Probably figured it was the Germans.
 
2020-09-30 2:17:37 PM  
They should be afraid, it sucked.

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2020-09-30 2:17:57 PM  

Nick Nostril: Only one(s) I've ever heard were on 9/11 when two F-16s scrambled out of a local airbase. They had to have been 10 miles away but still shook the house like a goddamn nuke went off. I about shiat.


That was mother freedom ringing her bell...

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2020-09-30 2:18:36 PM  

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FTFA
 
2020-09-30 2:22:03 PM  
So what's Dr. Zoom, chopped liver?
 
2020-09-30 2:22:40 PM  
Hundreds of thousands of cigarettes were reportedly dropped in shock.
 
2020-09-30 2:25:28 PM  
One sonic boom, huh? You mean they didnt spam the parisians with it until they rage-quit?

Noobs.
 
2020-09-30 2:27:35 PM  
+1 subby.  Well done.
 
2020-09-30 2:31:24 PM  
Maybe if they had more sonic booms they wouldn't get so freaked out.

I recall back in the 90s and 00s, when the Shuttle was still landing at Edwards, we'd get boom-booms here in LA, and we quickly got used to them.  "Oh, that's the shuttle landing again.  Cool!"

I learned to tell them from earthquakes because the sonic booms would rattle only my sliding glass door.

Earthquakes would rattle everything.  Including the cat.
 
2020-09-30 2:31:59 PM  

jman144: One sonic boom, huh? You mean they didnt spam the parisians with it until they rage-quit?

Noobs.


Of course not, they crouched in the corner and flash-kick punished everything.

/Lt. Lounge
//Col. crouch
///still got better nicknames than Sagat.
 
2020-09-30 2:32:18 PM  
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Her. I like her.
 
2020-09-30 2:47:03 PM  

Nick Nostril: Only one(s) I've ever heard were on 9/11 when two F-16s scrambled out of a local airbase. They had to have been 10 miles away but still shook the house like a goddamn nuke went off. I about shiat.


Mine was the next morning it woke me up. I got out of bed thinking, "What have the done now?"
 
2020-09-30 2:48:42 PM  

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2020-09-30 2:52:50 PM  
Oh and that video in FTA "capturing a sound boom" is bullshiat. There's no sonic boom and if it was going the speed of sound the pilot would be squished.
 
2020-09-30 2:55:49 PM  
Yoga fire just took the day off?
 
2020-09-30 3:03:32 PM  
I grew up near WPAFB in the 60's and the squadron of F-104's broke the sound barrier frequently. Nothing to be alarmed about.
 
2020-09-30 3:04:33 PM  

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Wow. Didn't think they had signs for Hoboken that far south...
 
2020-09-30 3:05:18 PM  

Amelia Earhart's Black Box: Oh and that video in FTA "capturing a sound boom" is bullshiat. There's no sonic boom and if it was going the speed of sound the pilot would be squished.


Why would you believe either of those things?
 
2020-09-30 3:06:18 PM  
 I grew up in the USAF and have heard many of these. Typically you need permission to fly that fast but often they fly supersonic as part of training. Btw, the booms were among the reasons the Concorde was eventually retired. It was pissing too many people off.
 
2020-09-30 3:12:56 PM  
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2020-09-30 3:14:05 PM  

dickfreckle: I grew up in the USAF and have heard many of these. Typically you need permission to fly that fast but often they fly supersonic as part of training. Btw, the booms were among the reasons the Concorde was eventually retired. It was pissing too many people off.


I think the real reason was a Concorde blowing up while taking off.
 
2020-09-30 3:15:24 PM  
Sonic Booms Scare Minority Groups
Big Light in Sky Due to Appear in East
and There's Hamburger All Over the Highway in Mystic, Connecticut

Those are the headlines. Now for the rumors behind he headlines.
 
2020-09-30 3:19:23 PM  

Amelia Earhart's Black Box: if it was going the speed of sound the pilot would be squished.


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2020-09-30 3:27:22 PM  

Ruthven13: Myk-House of El: [Fark user image image 530x327]

Wow. Didn't think they had signs for Hoboken that far south...


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2020-09-30 3:28:48 PM  
I'm just old enough to get that joke, and laugh at it.
 
2020-09-30 3:38:36 PM  
Please note that the boum in question did not involve Sophie Marceau.

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/saw the films back in middle school and early HS.
 
2020-09-30 3:56:33 PM  

Yellow Beard: dickfreckle: I grew up in the USAF and have heard many of these. Typically you need permission to fly that fast but often they fly supersonic as part of training. Btw, the booms were among the reasons the Concorde was eventually retired. It was pissing too many people off.

I think the real reason was a Concorde blowing up while taking off.


My understanding was the high cost. If they cost the same to fly as any other jet we would all be very used to sonic booms by now.
 
2020-09-30 4:28:47 PM  

Keizer_Ghidorah: They should be afraid, it sucked.

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Hey now, that show had its moments.

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2020-09-30 4:33:12 PM  

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Dude looks like he's got a tree stump on his head.
 
2020-09-30 4:55:16 PM  

dickfreckle: I grew up in the USAF and have heard many of these. Typically you need permission to fly that fast but often they fly supersonic as part of training. Btw, the booms were among the reasons the Concorde was eventually retired. It was pissing too many people off.


There aren't that many people living in the North Atlantic.

The Concorde didn't fly supersonic over land.
 
2020-09-30 5:09:02 PM  

Keizer_Ghidorah: They should be afraid, it sucked.

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the cartoon was fantastic though.  Literally the best Sonic anything ever.
 
2020-09-30 5:14:46 PM  
I lived in Agua Dulce for awhile, about an hour south of Edwards AFB ... heard one whenever the Space Shuttle landed there.
 
2020-09-30 6:43:29 PM  

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2020-09-30 7:15:14 PM  
Eiffel Tower - I told you I requested a flyby, but noooooo - You didn't reply, so I figured it was OK.
 
2020-09-30 9:16:51 PM  
noone ever respects the tatsumaki senpukyaku

/except the poundcake guy
 
2020-09-30 10:05:38 PM  
Sorry.  I farted.
 
2020-10-01 6:22:39 AM  

Yellow Beard: dickfreckle: I grew up in the USAF and have heard many of these. Typically you need permission to fly that fast but often they fly supersonic as part of training. Btw, the booms were among the reasons the Concorde was eventually retired. It was pissing too many people off.

I think the real reason was a Concorde blowing up while taking off.


Oh, of course, man. But the Concorde was already en route to being cancelled before that. I should have specified.
 
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