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(News Center Maine)   What's up with this pole at Walmart? it's leaning forward, and I just don't know how we're supposed to cope with that. How are we supposed to go on with our meaningless lives?   (newscentermaine.com) divider line
    More: Stupid, top of a pole, stop sign, videos of the pole, parking lot, pictures, Auburn Walmart, Maine, pole  
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5491 clicks; posted to Main » on 08 Dec 2022 at 6:30 AM (8 weeks ago)   |   Favorite    |   share:  Share on Twitter share via Email Share on Facebook



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2022-12-08 6:41:07 AM  
Looks like it's leaning left to me. This is obviously the work of Antipole.
 
2022-12-08 6:41:31 AM  
/It's a story about a bent pole at Walmart.
//It's a greenlit story on Fark about a story about a bent pole at Walmart
///I'm commenting about a greenlit story on Fark about a bent pole at Walmart.

I'm going back to bed.
 
2022-12-08 6:46:09 AM  
This is what is newsworthy in Maine. And that is why I love living here.
 
2022-12-08 6:48:07 AM  
The problem isn't with the pole.

The problem is that there are way too many crappy drivers who keep hitting it with their automobiles.
 
2022-12-08 6:49:47 AM  
First they came for the bent pole,
but I said nothing,
Because I was bent Irish
 
2022-12-08 6:51:29 AM  
I don't think I'd be comfortable leaving my car parked in that parking lot.
 
2022-12-08 6:53:54 AM  
Apparently it does not have a very high strength to weight ratio
 
2022-12-08 6:54:38 AM  

Hey Nurse!: /It's a story about a bent pole at Walmart.
//It's a greenlit story on Fark about a story about a bent pole at Walmart
///I'm commenting about a greenlit story on Fark about a bent pole at Walmart.

I'm going back to bed.


but aren't people just so funny? They made a Facebook group about it, those kooks!

/I'm joining you back in bed.
 
2022-12-08 6:56:32 AM  
These people are confused why someone is so bad at driving, that they would hit an obvious obstruction? I should send them a link to the 11'8"+ Bridge videos.
 
2022-12-08 7:00:14 AM  
I see Auburn is a really happening place. Lots to do.
 
2022-12-08 7:05:06 AM  
They have pills to fix that now.
 
2022-12-08 7:05:36 AM  
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2022-12-08 7:07:46 AM  
Answer: people are bad at going more than about 8 miles an hour.
 
2022-12-08 7:12:54 AM  
AUBURN, Maine

Clearly, there are dark supernatural forces at work and this will not end well.
 
2022-12-08 7:17:23 AM  
I see your "people" of Walmart pole video, and raise you a Milwaukee Roundabout. The confused ones who just floor it and hope for the best are my spirit animals. 

A fender bender turns into a multivehicle wreck real fast! - Crash #080
Youtube uwy54SrRa0Y
 
2022-12-08 7:21:33 AM  
Hey! I know that pole!
No seriously. My in laws live in Lewiston and when we go there we stay at the Marriott that basically shares a parking lot with that Wal-Mart. Last time I was there I actually saw some dudes repainting that pole.
 
2022-12-08 7:22:41 AM  
"Whenever there's a post, I get notified immediately," Emily Dennis said.

Unintentional statement is unintentional.

Oh, and that's an ad.
 
2022-12-08 7:23:10 AM  
No mystery.

Too many people driving pickup trucks that are more truck than they can handle.
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2022-12-08 7:24:13 AM  

NuclearPenguins: This is what is newsworthy in Maine. And that is why I love living here.


Ayuh.
 
2022-12-08 7:25:16 AM  
I've got a lot of problems with you people!

/it's a festivus miracle!
 
2022-12-08 7:27:02 AM  
a story about Jason Alexander and a pole? Is it a Festivus pole?
 
2022-12-08 7:28:54 AM  

Salmon: Hey Nurse!: /It's a story about a bent pole at Walmart.
//It's a greenlit story on Fark about a story about a bent pole at Walmart
///I'm commenting about a greenlit story on Fark about a bent pole at Walmart.

I'm going back to bed.

but aren't people just so funny? They made a Facebook group about it, those kooks!

/I'm joining you back in bed.


Ask for consent first
 
2022-12-08 7:32:07 AM  

amigafin: a story about Jason Alexander and a pole? Is it a Festivus pole?


Gonna be hard to say since the pole lawyered up.

FTA:
"The Auburn Walmart pole did not respond to requests for comment."
 
2022-12-08 7:38:17 AM  
To be fair, it's Auburn.  Outside of meth lab busts, there's not much going on.
 
2022-12-08 7:41:08 AM  

Salmon: Hey Nurse!: /It's a story about a bent pole at Walmart.
//It's a greenlit story on Fark about a story about a bent pole at Walmart
///I'm commenting about a greenlit story on Fark about a bent pole at Walmart.

I'm going back to bed.

but aren't people just so funny? They made a Facebook group about it, those kooks!

/I'm joining you back in bed.


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Wait, what's that?  Different beds?

Oh.

:-/
 
2022-12-08 7:44:17 AM  
This might be a stupid question, but why doesn't someone fix it? I woud just walk up and push it back into place. Posting videos seems beside the point.
 
2022-12-08 7:47:23 AM  

Gaythiest Elitist: I see your "people" of Walmart pole video, and raise you a Milwaukee Roundabout. The confused ones who just floor it and hope for the best are my spirit animals. 

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The best part is the "audio camera view" where, I guess, the parking lot owner gets to eavesdrop on everyone's conversations? US surveilance is creepy.
 
2022-12-08 7:48:15 AM  

Gaythiest Elitist: I see your "people" of Walmart pole video, and raise you a Milwaukee Roundabout. The confused ones who just floor it and hope for the best are my spirit animals. 

[Youtube-video https://www.youtube.com/embed/uwy54SrRa0Y]


Anyone that cant' navigate a roundabout should be forced to take public transportation.
 
2022-12-08 7:51:23 AM  

Bennie Crabtree: This might be a stupid question, but why doesn't someone fix it? I woud just walk up and push it back into place. Posting videos seems beside the point.


Judging by how effed up all the other ones are, they probably got tired of replacing it every 2 weeks.
 
2022-12-08 7:55:17 AM  

Rent Party: Gaythiest Elitist: I see your "people" of Walmart pole video, and raise you a Milwaukee Roundabout. The confused ones who just floor it and hope for the best are my spirit animals. 

[Youtube-video https://www.youtube.com/embed/uwy54SrRa0Y]

Anyone that cant' navigate a roundabout should be forced to take public transportation.


Difficulty: USA
 
2022-12-08 7:57:02 AM  
Bennie Crabtree:

It's been knocked over and fixed like two dozen times already.
 
2022-12-08 7:57:16 AM  

I May Be Crazy But...: I don't think I'd be comfortable leaving my car parked in that parking lot.


I'd say the same about any Walmart
 
2022-12-08 7:57:19 AM  

Gaythiest Elitist: Rent Party: Gaythiest Elitist: I see your "people" of Walmart pole video, and raise you a Milwaukee Roundabout. The confused ones who just floor it and hope for the best are my spirit animals. 

[Youtube-video https://www.youtube.com/embed/uwy54SrRa0Y]

Anyone that cant' navigate a roundabout should be forced to take public transportation.

Difficulty: USA


You're not wrong.  I still don't care.

Roundabouts are bone dead simple.  There is one way in, one way out, and everyone is going the same direction.  If you fark that up and you are subject to 'Murica's shiatty transportation limitations, then walk.
 
2022-12-08 7:59:41 AM  

NuclearPenguins: This is what is newsworthy in Maine. And that is why I love living here.


Just blame it on the Massholes and move on.
 
2022-12-08 7:59:53 AM  
Huh, made a supply run to that store while we were up there in July fi an SCA event. Don't recall the pole.
 
2022-12-08 8:02:27 AM  

Bennie Crabtree: This might be a stupid question, but why doesn't someone fix it? I woud just walk up and push it back into place. Posting videos seems beside the point.


You don't get clicks for doing something
 
2022-12-08 8:03:39 AM  

Rent Party: Gaythiest Elitist: Rent Party: Gaythiest Elitist: I see your "people" of Walmart pole video, and raise you a Milwaukee Roundabout. The confused ones who just floor it and hope for the best are my spirit animals. 

[Youtube-video https://www.youtube.com/embed/uwy54SrRa0Y]

Anyone that cant' navigate a roundabout should be forced to take public transportation.

Difficulty: USA

You're not wrong.  I still don't care.

Roundabouts are bone dead simple.  There is one way in, one way out, and everyone is going the same direction.  If you fark that up and you are subject to 'Murica's shiatty transportation limitations, then walk.


This is 'murica. People will get jacked up on mind-altering substances, hop in their three-ton Canyonero, disregard all rules and regulation, and dare you to get in their way while they wave a pistol at you. It's in the Constitution.....
 
2022-12-08 8:05:36 AM  

big pig peaches: NuclearPenguins: This is what is newsworthy in Maine. And that is why I love living here.

Just blame it on the Massholes and move on.


Why is it that their entire state refuses to use directional signals?
 
2022-12-08 8:06:01 AM  

Gaythiest Elitist: I see your "people" of Walmart pole video, and raise you a Milwaukee Roundabout. The confused ones who just floor it and hope for the best are my spirit animals. 

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Ehhhhhhhhhhhh, you wanna hit the brake?
 
2022-12-08 8:06:16 AM  

Psychopompous: No mystery.

Too many people driving pickup trucks that are more truck than they can handle.
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Boy howdy!  People driving trucks sure are murderous idiots, amiright?!?!
 
2022-12-08 8:13:18 AM  

Rent Party: Gaythiest Elitist: I see your "people" of Walmart pole video, and raise you a Milwaukee Roundabout. The confused ones who just floor it and hope for the best are my spirit animals. 

[Youtube-video https://www.youtube.com/embed/uwy54SrRa0Y]

Anyone that cant' navigate a roundabout should be forced to take public transportation.


they are new around here. people don't like new things, and nobody knows who is or isn't on the page. i've got the concept now, but how can i ever know whether the next guy gets it, or is confused and about to kill me?  defensive driving becomes in itself a hazard. i spent so long crawling through roundabouts and jamming on the brakes at each outlet it's amazing i haven't been shot at
 
2022-12-08 8:14:11 AM  
Rent Party:

Gaythiest Elitist:
Roundabouts are bone dead simple.  There is one way in, one way out

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2022-12-08 8:14:19 AM  

2KanZam: Psychopompous: No mystery.

Too many people driving pickup trucks that are more truck than they can handle.
[consumerreports.org image 850x373]


Boy howdy!  People driving trucks sure are murderous idiots, amiright?!?!


When they can't even avoid a stationary pole? Yep. Vehicle is too big. Put them in a Fiesta.
 
2022-12-08 8:30:56 AM  
Man! That pole got *smoked*!
 
2022-12-08 8:53:46 AM  
What are they talking about? That sign looks pretty vertical to me.

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2022-12-08 8:54:24 AM  
The really important story is found when you scroll down past the TFA to the next article: GOOD NEWS! Missing teddy bear found
 
2022-12-08 8:56:56 AM  
BTW, that wasn't snark. That story is more worthwhile than the Walmart pole story. Read it.
 
2022-12-08 9:00:32 AM  
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2022-12-08 9:29:44 AM  
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2022-12-08 9:56:11 AM  

Rent Party: Roundabouts are bone dead simple. There is one way in, one way out


What you're describing sounds more like a cul-de-sac.  Why would anyone build a roundabout with only one entrance/exit?  Four is more typical, although I have seen the occasional non-grid intersection with a roundabout that has three or five.
 
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