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2013-01-07 11:45:28 PM  
30 votes:
Well, that deescalated quickly.
2013-01-08 12:39:45 AM  
5 votes:

Tony_Pepperoni: Why are they call "stairs" inside but outside they are called "steps"?

I think that if it goes between levels of a building, it's "stairs" - even if they are outside. If it is a smaller change, it's "steps". And if it suddenly reverses and gobbles passengers alive, it's "scairs".
2013-01-08 04:31:12 AM  
3 votes:

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2013-01-08 02:53:48 AM  
3 votes:

Cerebral Knievel: I love all the folks trying to determinedly keep walking up.. I wonder who eventually had the presence of mind to push the E-stop button?

oh as we in the manufacturing world like to call it the " Oh shiat!" button

In the lumber mill I worked at we were told the red buttons on the equipment is what you push when you need to retrieve a body part.
2013-01-08 02:28:44 AM  
3 votes:
Not a year goes by... Not a year, that I don't read about some escalator incident involving some bastard kid that could have easily been prevented had some parent, I don't care which one, but some parent conditioned that kid to fear and respect that escalator!

Probably butchering that line, it's probably been 6+ years since I've seen the movie.
2013-01-08 01:27:11 AM  
3 votes:
Don't know who said it first, about an escalator mishap that was posted on Fark, but it's as funny now as it was then:

"Elevator temporarily catapult, Sorry for the conveyance"
2013-01-08 01:23:08 AM  
3 votes:
They should have elevated instead.
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2013-01-08 03:40:18 AM  
2 votes:

Somaticasual: I guess it does kinda beg the question - why on earth does the escalator HAVE a high-speed reverse feature?

I can understand a reverse feature, in case folks get a shoelace stuck or something, but does that need to be high-speed?

For the lulz, obviously.
2013-01-08 02:42:19 AM  
2 votes:
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2013-01-08 08:33:27 AM  
1 vote:
Escalator! Moving Stairs of Destruction

Nicholas Cage - Chief Escalator Inspector
Jack Black - Shifty Escalator Owner

Jack Black's company has invented the 'Escalator of the Future'. Nicholas Cage is the Senior Escalator Inspector and Engineer for the city. Between them is a history that dates back to Escalator College. Also, there's a chick. A newscaster. Maybe Univision hot. She likes Jack for his money but Nicholas has that mopey/Cagey thing about him.

Nicholas has just turned down Jack's request to build the first super Escalator. A continuous rolling staircase that will make elevators obsolete. Jack's company is heavily invested in the project and Jack is furious that Nicholas won't approve the project. So Jack bribe's Nicholas' boss and they secretly install the Escalator in the Chinese financed Three Bao skyscraper.

Nick learns about it when he see his old girlfriend doing a live bit about it on the news. The newscaster will be the first person to ride the escalator all the way to the top. He rushes to the scene just as the trouble begins.

A group of nuns that were blessing the escalator are trapped on the fifth level. That segment of the staircase buckles and starts sending the nuns flying. Jack tries to tell the people that it's just part of the festivities but panic ensues. People trying to walk down the escalator interfere with the people trying to go up. A baby carriage gets wedged and is heading towards the ultra sharp blades on level 17. The President of the United States' Father, who happens to be blind, is on the 24th level. He has his hand on the rail as he should but he is unaware that the rail is heading towards and exposed high power conduit. He is carrying a 5 gallon can of diesel and some fertilizer. Not only will he be electrocuted but the old man explosion will bring down the entire building.

Jack figures he can save the day and his company. He runs in to the guts of the escalator but is crushed by the equipment. His dying body comes out of the bottom of the escalator where a news crew captures his admission of guilt, the bribes and his final plea to save the people.

Nick springs in to action. He runs up the stairs, saves the nuns, unjams the baby carriage and directs the people jammed up to exiting the escalator at a safe level with a food court. He then has to decide whether to save the old man or the hot newscaster. In a masterful last moment movie thing, he saves them both. The President arrives by helicopter and makes Nick Escalator Inspector General Secretary.

On the rooftop as the sun sets, the newscaster pledges her love and mighty Univision rack to Nick. Nick makes a blanket statement about there being a lot of guys like Jack in the Escalator Business and it is up to people like him to keep them in line. They get in to the President's helicopter and fly away.
The End
2013-01-08 08:00:26 AM  
1 vote:
I bet this was an experiment by Michelle Obama to force the masses to exercise!!!
2013-01-08 06:57:38 AM  
1 vote:
not a day goes by..
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2013-01-08 06:27:41 AM  
1 vote:
No Yakety? Bummed. And lazy.
2013-01-08 05:58:52 AM  
1 vote:

Third_Uncle_Eno: I'm sorry, but that video (on mute at least) was hilarious.

Funnier when you dub "Yakety Sax" over it.
2013-01-08 03:07:25 AM  
1 vote:
"Step in time, step in time, step in time, step in time, never need a reason, never need a rhyme, [something something] step in time!"
2013-01-08 03:04:56 AM  
1 vote:
I'm sorry, but that video (on mute at least) was hilarious.
2013-01-08 02:50:11 AM  
1 vote:

Sorry for the convenience.
2013-01-08 02:40:38 AM  
1 vote:
"To see something like that happen was really icing on the cake," he said.

Well, that's uh, one way to put it.
2013-01-08 02:34:02 AM  
1 vote:
1/7/2013 Never Forget.
2013-01-08 02:33:55 AM  
1 vote:
Damn it, Otto.
2013-01-08 02:23:44 AM  
1 vote:
I love all the folks trying to determinedly keep walking up.. I wonder who eventually had the presence of mind to push the E-stop button?

oh as we in the manufacturing world like to call it the " Oh shiat!" button
2013-01-08 02:13:22 AM  
1 vote:
That video is horrific.
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