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447 clicks; posted to Discussion » on 01 Dec 2020 at 3:10 AM (6 weeks ago)   |   Favorite    |   share:  Share on Twitter share via Email Share on Facebook



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2020-11-30 10:02:13 PM  
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Dude, the hole is still there.
 
2020-11-30 10:08:29 PM  
This means there are 31 wide open man holes!
 
2020-11-30 10:15:51 PM  
How many are in Blackburn, Lancashire?
 
2020-11-30 10:23:38 PM  
Name you child Lashawn, Don't sit up waiting for the Nobel prize guys to call
 
2020-11-30 10:24:59 PM  
The local HOA is receiving complaints...

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2020-11-30 10:33:37 PM  

markie_farkie: How many are in Blackburn, Lancashire?


Four thousand, but they were rather small.
 
2020-12-01 12:09:39 AM  
Time for that 12 monthly checkup gents. Just relax.
 
2020-12-01 3:54:52 AM  

Naido: This means there are 31 wide open man holes!


That's nothing.  You should see West Hollywood.
 
2020-12-01 7:34:11 AM  

lurkey: markie_farkie: How many are in Blackburn, Lancashire?

Four thousand, but they were rather small.


They had to count them all.
 
2020-12-01 7:51:43 AM  

vudukungfu: Name you child Lashawn, Don't sit up waiting for the Nobel prize guys to call


How about the Grammy awards?
 
2020-12-01 8:05:51 AM  
Is this where we post those creepy/terrifying lotus photoshops that make people think about parasites?
 
2020-12-01 8:08:00 AM  
Did someone say... "holes"?

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/ sorry Tryptophobes, today shant be your day
 
2020-12-01 8:08:43 AM  

kittyhas1000legs: Is this where we post those creepy/terrifying lotus photoshops that make people think about parasites?


Indeed!
 
2020-12-01 8:28:02 AM  
So lets say that these are cast iron and are worth .06 per lb.  So each 250 lb cover is worth $15 in scrap value. So 31 of them would be 465 dollars.  One lid is reported to cost 460 dollars.  He probably would have made more money doing an actual job in the amount of time and effort it took to lift them and have his buddy try to recycle them.
 
2020-12-01 9:44:37 AM  

Merltech: So lets say that these are cast iron and are worth .06 per lb.  So each 250 lb cover is worth $15 in scrap value. So 31 of them would be 465 dollars.  One lid is reported to cost 460 dollars.  He probably would have made more money doing an actual job in the amount of time and effort it took to lift them and have his buddy try to recycle them.


Someone would have to hire him. Probably an addict who can't get thru a job application, let alone get a job.

Or possibly a felon and no on is willing to hire him because he can't pass a background check. (Gee, why do people go back to crime after they get out of prison? Why are there so many recidivist criminals? Must be genetics or something. I guess some people are just born bad and can't be helped. The human soul and its dark urges are an unknowable mystery. No choice but to lock them up forever for the good of society.)
 
2020-12-01 10:01:14 AM  

PaulRB: Naido: This means there are 31 wide open man holes!

That's nothing.  You should see West Hollywood.


There used to be a gay bar in Chicago called The Manhole. My wife's hairstylist told her about seeing Robert Reed (Mr. Brady) there whenever he was in town.
 
2020-12-01 10:04:53 AM  

Nick Nostril: Did someone say... "holes"?

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/ sorry Tryptophobes, today shant be your day


*Warning* Bot fly removal compilation #3
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2020-12-01 11:29:26 AM  
I've Got a Hole in Me Pocket
Youtube EK0R272RjXI
 
2020-12-01 12:24:26 PM  
selling them to a friend who then sells them for scrap.

It seems to me that you could put an end to these kind of thefts by simply requiring scrap yards to log the ID of everyone selling scrap to them, and in the case of obvious things like manhole covers, calling the police if someone tries to sell them.
 
2020-12-01 1:23:01 PM  

Merltech: So lets say that these are cast iron and are worth .06 per lb.  So each 250 lb cover is worth $15 in scrap value. So 31 of them would be 465 dollars.  One lid is reported to cost 460 dollars.  He probably would have made more money doing an actual job in the amount of time and effort it took to lift them and have his buddy try to recycle them.


Some theft seems like too much effort:
The 5+ lb granite cobblestones in NY & Philly were being stolen by organized crews in the mid-80s.
St Louis City dumpsters were getting the hooks (used to pick them up with) removed and scrapped.
 
2020-12-01 10:26:38 PM  
Why are manhole covers round?

/Two answers:
//Because manholes are round.
///Because any other shape could be positioned incorrectly and drop through the manhole.
 
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