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2021-09-27 6:03:56 PM  
Police in Australia say it's "incredibly lucky" that more people weren't injured when a car careered across eight lanes of traffic in Darwin last week.

Darwin is slipping up.
 
2021-09-27 6:13:51 PM  
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2021-09-27 6:18:12 PM  
That is noteworthy even by L.A or SoCal standards.
The only way to up that is do it in a single engine airplane.

Yeah, we've done that, several times.
 
2021-09-27 6:22:17 PM  
My dad had an aneurysm burst while he was driving, and the result was about like. Dancing through raindrops he was that day.
 
2021-09-27 6:36:45 PM  
you can tell it's 'shopped because all the cars are white.
 
2021-09-27 6:38:44 PM  
Imagine making it through all that, just to hit a storefront.

/what a waste of talent
 
2021-09-27 6:41:59 PM  
That lady must have played a shiatload of Frogge....

/ shiat
 
2021-09-27 6:43:34 PM  
For you whippersnappers who don't get the headline:

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2021-09-27 6:50:17 PM  
Huh.  From the way folks in Sydney talked, I assumed Darwin was all dirt roads and crocodiles.
 
2021-09-27 6:54:45 PM  
Police in Australia say it's "incredibly lucky" that more people weren't injured when a car careered across eight lanes of traffic in Darwin last week.

I don't know about anyone else, but I would love to have a career as a car. I would totally be that one from that one movie:

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2021-09-27 6:55:19 PM  
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2021-09-27 6:57:13 PM  
Meanwhile I spill my water all over the place just taking a sip while eating
 
2021-09-27 7:00:39 PM  
Am I tired, or did that say "careering"? I've never seen a car career before. Is this an Aussie thing?
 
2021-09-27 7:03:05 PM  

TofuTheAlmighty: For you whippersnappers who don't get the headline:

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Still one of my all time favorite Onion articles.

"Your neck is going to be so friggin' soft, someone's gonna walk up and tie a goddamn Cub Scout kerchief under it."
 
2021-09-27 7:04:48 PM  
*that's* not a career. THIS is a career.
 
2021-09-27 7:05:21 PM  

valenumr: Am I tired, or did that say "careering"? I've never seen a car career before. Is this an Aussie thing?


It's UK English, but rarely used. More modern equivalents might be "careening" or "Karening" out of control.
 
2021-09-27 7:12:35 PM  
<video starts>
theres no way they went across that...
<car crosses>
wow how did they even...
<the female driver...>
oh...
 
2021-09-27 7:13:07 PM  

valenumr: Am I tired, or did that say "careering"? I've never seen a car career before. Is this an Aussie thing?


career verb
careered; careering; careers
Definition of career (Entry 2 of 2)
intransitive verb
: to go at top speed especially in a headlong manner
a car careered off the road
 
2021-09-27 7:14:02 PM  

TofuTheAlmighty: For you whippersnappers who don't get the headline:

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I thought we were doing it live.
 
2021-09-27 7:17:26 PM  
...when a car careered across eight lanes of traffic...

I thought that was what Australia calls a "ute."

/Did you say "ute"?
//Sorry, I meant small truck
///Three
 
2021-09-27 7:23:35 PM  
Ute shiat your pants if this happened to you.
 
2021-09-27 7:23:50 PM  
No one tells ME to stay in my lane!
 
2021-09-27 7:24:41 PM  

Unobtanium: ...when a car careered across eight lanes of traffic...

I thought that was what Australia calls a "ute."

/Did you say "ute"?
//Sorry, I meant small truck
///Three


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2021-09-27 7:29:24 PM  

Raoul Eaton: Huh.  From the way folks in Sydney talked, I assumed Darwin was all dirt roads and crocodiles.


I'm from Brisbane and I'm surprised Darwin has enough traffic to warrant 8 lanes.
 
2021-09-27 7:32:11 PM  

SurfaceTension: My dad had an aneurysm burst while he was driving, and the result was about like. Dancing through raindrops he was that day.


My aunt passed away last year.  She pulled over to the side of the road, turned to my uncle and said 'I can't keep doing this.  I have the weirdest headache.'  She lost consciousness and never regained it.

I'm glad she was able to pull over first.  :(

I once watched a man hit the car in front and back of him a few dozen times, hard, trying to get out of a parking space.  I called the police.  I was pretty sure it was a diabetic issue and the police confirmed it.  I didn't want to get close enough to figure it out though because I wasn't 100% sure he wasn't just crazy and angry.
 
2021-09-27 7:32:38 PM  
Jersey Slide, expert level
 
2021-09-27 7:39:22 PM  

Bondith: Raoul Eaton: Huh.  From the way folks in Sydney talked, I assumed Darwin was all dirt roads and crocodiles.

I'm from Brisbane and I'm surprised Darwin has enough traffic to warrant 8 lanes.


Darwin only needs one lane.

/double entedre
 
2021-09-27 7:52:42 PM  

valenumr: Am I tired, or did that say "careering"? I've never seen a car career before. Is this an Aussie thing?


aside from regional preferences, the words (assuming you use careen instead) have a subtle difference.

"career" meant to rush recklessly and out of control, while "careen" meant to tilt, tip, or heel over (as a ship might do).
 
2021-09-27 7:56:12 PM  

Raoul Eaton: Huh.  From the way folks in Sydney talked, I assumed Darwin was all dirt roads and crocodiles.


I had no idea that there was a road with 8 lanes in Darwin.  What is that, like, one for each resident?
 
2021-09-27 8:00:35 PM  
A fine example of the infamous Saudi Sweep.
 
2021-09-27 8:03:31 PM  
Careering across eight lanes requires at least eight lanes, plus one for the job interview.
 
2021-09-27 8:05:37 PM  
Well there goes all of that person's good karma.
 
2021-09-27 8:13:09 PM  
Alex, I'll take Australian things that should've killed us but didn't for $1000.
 
2021-09-27 8:19:19 PM  
It's quite possible there was a snake or spider or other Australian death animal that made an appearance inside the vehicle.
 
2021-09-27 8:26:55 PM  
Eight is nothing. Even my small-town bowling alley had 10 lanes.
 
2021-09-27 8:30:04 PM  

valenumr: Am I tired, or did that say "careering"? I've never seen a car career before. Is this an Aussie thing?


It's a perfectly cromulent word. Means the same as careening
 
2021-09-27 8:35:08 PM  
That's some strong "get wrecked" footage right there.
 
2021-09-27 8:55:37 PM  
That was crazy impressive, I'm shocked there aren't more comments.

Must have been all the tots and pears
 
2021-09-27 9:05:45 PM  
I think I did that in Forza Horizon once.  But I kissed a bumper.
 
2021-09-27 9:07:14 PM  

powhound: It's quite possible there was a snake or spider or other Australian death animal that made an appearance inside the vehicle.


Yes, but this was in Darwin. The driver was probably keeping it as a pet.

/ here, Chompy!
 
2021-09-27 9:08:42 PM  
o.O
 
2021-09-27 9:35:49 PM  
Marietta, Georgia residents think your eight lane highways are cute.
 
2021-09-27 9:46:42 PM  
She probably saw a parking space open up next to the Woolworth's entrance.
 
2021-09-27 9:57:06 PM  

Quick and Dirty: Police in Australia say it's "incredibly lucky" that more people weren't injured when a car careered across eight lanes of traffic in Darwin last week.

I don't know about anyone else, but I would love to have a career as a car. I would totally be that one from that one movie:

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The more likely result if the average farker was a car...

Classic TV Theme: My Mother the Car
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2021-09-27 10:05:04 PM  

TofuTheAlmighty: For you whippersnappers who don't get the headline:


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The 1st paragraph of the article is worth posting. I miss this era of The Onion.


Would someone tell me how this happened? We were the farking vanguard of shaving in this country. The    Gillette Mach3 was the razor to own. Then the other guy came out with a three-blade razor. Were we scared? Hell, no. Because we hit back with a little thing called the Mach3Turbo. That's three blades and an aloe strip. For moisture. But you know what happened next? Shut up, I'm telling you what happened-the bastards went to four blades. Now we're standing around with our cocks in our hands, selling three blades and a strip. Moisture or no, suddenly we're the chumps. Well, fark it. We're going to five blades.

 
2021-09-27 10:44:51 PM  

Bondith: Raoul Eaton: Huh.  From the way folks in Sydney talked, I assumed Darwin was all dirt roads and crocodiles.

I'm from Brisbane and I'm surprised Darwin has enough traffic to warrant 8 lanes.


It's a bit of a stretch calling it 8 lanes as that's both sides plus a side lane.
Now doing that in Sydney would be a challenge..

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2021-09-27 10:53:44 PM  

ITIL Prince: Marietta, Georgia residents think your eight lane highways are cute.


Well, yeah, but this is the approximate Australian equivalent of Anchorage, Alaska. With worse weather. Half of us are surprised there's eight lanes of road in the entire town, much less next to one another.
 
2021-09-28 1:19:44 AM  

waxbeans: Meanwhile I spill my water all over the place just taking a sip while eating


So you're saying you have a drinking problem?

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2021-09-28 1:37:32 AM  
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2021-09-28 4:45:10 AM  
Hell, it's Darwin. He's just headed for the dunny.
 
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