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    More: Scary, English-language films, CEDAR RAPIDS, car wash, Texas, significant fire, Automobile, southwest side of Cedar Rapids, U.S. Route 30  
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2941 clicks; posted to Main » on 04 May 2021 at 12:41 AM (9 days ago)   |   Favorite    |   share:  Share on Twitter share via Email Share on Facebook



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2021-05-03 5:24:52 PM  
If only there were something readily available that could be used to fight that fire.....oh well.
 
2021-05-03 11:58:21 PM  
Car wash, yeah!
 
2021-05-04 12:44:43 AM  
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Wanted for questioning.
 
2021-05-04 12:45:02 AM  

Pinche Mateo: If only there were something readily available that could be used to fight that fire.....oh well.


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2021-05-04 12:50:58 AM  
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Send it to Hell!
 
2021-05-04 12:52:15 AM  
Clean it with fire.
 
2021-05-04 1:02:43 AM  

Pinche Mateo: If only there were something readily available that could be used to fight that fire.....oh well.


Do 't be silly. Talk like that will get you branded a witch!
 
2021-05-04 1:07:48 AM  
I freelanced for a smallville newspaper, and was sent to write about the new carwash. It was the first drive-through kind in town (among several self-wash booths) but I was still wondering how to make the article interesting. Then I watched a car go through. They shine red lights on the suds so it looks like lava pouring onto the car ahead of you. Kind of entertaining.

Not quite the same as real lava, or a burning car wash. But a few months later I did get a photo for that newspaper of an insurance office burning, next door to the fire department.
 
2021-05-04 1:08:59 AM  
I heard somebody say burn, baby burn
Disco trifecta in play...
 
2021-05-04 1:22:40 AM  
Was it a McLaren?
 
2021-05-04 1:25:33 AM  

LordOfThePings: Clean it with fire.


I had a couple of friends, who were roommates in college. They bought a car for a few hundred bucks, then proceeded to treat it like they hated it.
That included going through fastfood joints and tossing the wrappers/waste into the hatchback area.

Yeah, I can imagine if someone drove that into a car wash the attendees will find your approach more sensible.
 
2021-05-04 1:31:59 AM  
Renault Espace Convertible Challenge - Top Gear - BBC
Youtube 6eoUutOsZoQ


Top Gear had a challenge for the hosts in one episode(I forget what the actual challenge was), and Jeremy cut the roof and windows off a van to make it into a convertible. They had to put it thru certain tests, including driving through one of those drive-thru zoo experiences (IIRC they had to put a bunch of fruit on the top and drive through a primate exhibit).

The final test was to put the vehicle through a car wash. The rollers and brushes snagged on the convertible top and ripped it clear off the van.

They bailed and escaped into the parking lot. And then the mangled top jammed the rollers and the car wash went up in flames.
 
2021-05-04 1:45:48 AM  
Someone isn't having an A-1 day.
 
2021-05-04 1:57:53 AM  
Sounds like someone washed their Canyonero....

"Unexplained fires are a matter for the courts!"

The Simpsons - Canyonero
Youtube PI_Jl5WFQkA
 
2021-05-04 4:19:20 AM  
*HOT
FIRE
BEING
APPLIED
NOW*
 
2021-05-04 5:14:05 AM  
But some PEOPLE are working there.

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2021-05-04 5:18:34 AM  
Also approves.

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2021-05-04 5:19:10 AM  
Interesting what gets greened and what doesn't around here.

A car wash fire? Really? But my submission about the lady who is getting boned by FEMA after last years derecho didn't make the cut?

/yah, yah, yah....welcome to Fark
//Not bitter
///going back to sleep
 
2021-05-04 7:18:44 AM  
Teslas aren't waterproof?
 
2021-05-04 7:30:33 AM  

Gleeman: Teslas aren't waterproof?


Come on, it's the SW side of Cedar Rapids - someone kicked the back bumper of their Pinto.
 
2021-05-04 7:46:47 AM  

blodyholy: Interesting what gets greened and what doesn't around here.

A car wash fire? Really? But my submission about the lady who is getting boned by FEMA after last years derecho didn't make the cut?

/yah, yah, yah....welcome to Fark
//Not bitter
///going back to sleep


Eh, this reminded me of the whole "fire at a sea park" thing.

The IT Crowd - Fire at a Sea Parks
Youtube qy_BKKnHgas
 
2021-05-04 8:09:08 AM  

TommyDeuce: Gleeman: Teslas aren't waterproof?

Come on, it's the SW side of Cedar Rapids - someone kicked the back bumper of their Pinto.


Eh, location in question isn't a bad area of town. Mostly large financial companies (Transamerica, Wells Fargo), corn fields, a gas station, some town homes, and what used to be a car wash.

Used to work in the Wells Fargo building when it was GE Capital across the street from that car wash and used it all the time.
 
2021-05-04 8:09:31 AM  

Great_Milenko: blodyholy: Interesting what gets greened and what doesn't around here.

A car wash fire? Really? But my submission about the lady who is getting boned by FEMA after last years derecho didn't make the cut?

/yah, yah, yah....welcome to Fark
//Not bitter
///going back to sleep

Eh, this reminded me of the whole "fire at a sea park" thing.

[YouTube video: The IT Crowd - Fire at a Sea Parks]


Haha! Love that episode!
 
2021-05-04 9:27:04 AM  

blodyholy: TommyDeuce: Gleeman: Teslas aren't waterproof?

Come on, it's the SW side of Cedar Rapids - someone kicked the back bumper of their Pinto.

Eh, location in question isn't a bad area of town. Mostly large financial companies (Transamerica, Wells Fargo), corn fields, a gas station, some town homes, and what used to be a car wash.

Used to work in the Wells Fargo building when it was GE Capital across the street from that car wash and used it all the time.


Oh I know - used to live in Marion.  Also used to work just down the street from the same company's other location up on Blair's Ferry.
 
2021-05-04 9:58:59 AM  

TommyDeuce: blodyholy: TommyDeuce: Gleeman: Teslas aren't waterproof?

Come on, it's the SW side of Cedar Rapids - someone kicked the back bumper of their Pinto.

Eh, location in question isn't a bad area of town. Mostly large financial companies (Transamerica, Wells Fargo), corn fields, a gas station, some town homes, and what used to be a car wash.

Used to work in the Wells Fargo building when it was GE Capital across the street from that car wash and used it all the time.

Oh I know - used to live in Marion.  Also used to work just down the street from the same company's other location up on Blair's Ferry.


Oh right on - always good to see a fellow local/transplanted/moved Farker. Before moving to Hiawatha I lived off 42nd a stones throw away from that Aegon/Transamerica complex, which is now (or at least was?) Tata Data Systems.
 
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