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   Undertoad  Wednesday Jan 10 02:46 PM

January 10, 2007: Amazing, terrifying crash [not graphic]



I thought it would be funny to label this not graphic. Wolf sends along these shots, which apparently document a crash that happened a few days ago, discussed on a Mustang (Ford) fans forum.



Now, first, you have to realize that the truck is facing the wrong way. Look at it.: it's facing towards where it first crashed.

The truck must have hit a barrier or two, launched itself off of a guard rail, jumped! Jumped a massive storm drain! And either spun or tipped or both, in such a way that it was facing the other way. Somehow it wound up sitting on a ridge, and not at the bottom of whatever that ridge sits on top of...

Which is...



Whoa.



bigw00dy  Wednesday Jan 10 03:06 PM

That driver needs to play the mega-millions, his/her luck is on fire!!!



rkzenrage  Wednesday Jan 10 03:10 PM

Ooooooooo.... um... glad I'm not cleanin' out that cab.



Flint  Wednesday Jan 10 03:13 PM

Quote:
Originally Posted by bigw00dy View Post
That driver needs to play the mega-millions, his/her luck is on fire!!!
Nah, he's been flying high for so long, I think he's due for a big crash. I mean, he's driving by the seat of his pants, it will be his downfall. He's due to receive his comeuppance any day now, or in this case his godownance. After all, you know what they say: pride cometh before the fall. Etc.


Crimson Ghost  Wednesday Jan 10 03:19 PM

This "shit your pants" moment brought to you by Geico.



Clodfobble  Wednesday Jan 10 03:20 PM

Very nice setup, telling the story while zooming out like that.



barefoot serpent  Wednesday Jan 10 03:22 PM

The rescuers are probably using the Jaws of Life to pry the drivers hands from the steering wheel.



Flint  Wednesday Jan 10 03:25 PM

"hitting rock bottom"

.



Spexxvet  Wednesday Jan 10 03:26 PM

I can STILL here the screaming, from here.



Flint  Wednesday Jan 10 03:37 PM

"Believe it or not, I'm walkin' on air..."



mbrutsch  Wednesday Jan 10 03:40 PM

Good God. It's amazing how bad acrophobia can be; all it takes is these three pictures, and my palms are still sweating.



Flint  Wednesday Jan 10 03:43 PM

Acrophobia?

.



Spexxvet  Wednesday Jan 10 03:47 PM

welcome, mbrutsch.



Flint  Wednesday Jan 10 03:49 PM

you say tomato...

Quote:
Occupied Northern Mexico
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Republic of Texas



keryx  Wednesday Jan 10 04:54 PM

That driver is one seriously lucky *ucker. Forget playing the lottery, all the luck got used up there.



Shawnee123  Wednesday Jan 10 04:58 PM

Quote:
Originally Posted by Flint View Post
LOL...you did NOT!


Shawnee123  Wednesday Jan 10 04:59 PM

Quote:
Originally Posted by Flint View Post
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What the hell Flint...I used to play that game all the time a few years ago! We're in some kind of parallel pop culture universe. :p

Actually, it might have been a different version, this one was more like an online game show against other people. It was SO fun.


ladyangevil  Wednesday Jan 10 05:03 PM

whoa....

Wha-... That was this close! And very lucky.



Flint  Wednesday Jan 10 05:08 PM

(Acrophpobia)

Quote:
Originally Posted by Shawnee
What the hell Flint...I used to play that game all the time a few years ago! We're in some kind of parallel pop culture universe.
I've never actually played it, but Steve (from AG) used to talk about it all the time. I remembered the name, and Google Image Searched it.


Shawnee123  Wednesday Jan 10 05:12 PM

There aren't many good images of it, but here's a better one. With the intelligence and verbal skills and wit of the people here I bet we could have a blast with it.



Undertoad  Wednesday Jan 10 05:14 PM

I played that for a while, in that "don't know jack" format. It was a hoot. I'd love to play a session of this against y'alls.



Shawnee123  Wednesday Jan 10 05:16 PM

Me too, UT. It really is funny, the things people come up with.

There was an old text based game called Blanks that I loved, too. That was about 10 years ago.



Flint  Wednesday Jan 10 05:17 PM

Making acronyms out of the board owner's username makes a fun thread. (On AG it was "Michael")



nephtes  Wednesday Jan 10 05:18 PM

What are those guys on the ledge trying to do? I can only assume it's getting the driver out, but in the second picture they look like they're pushing the truck towards the edge. Plus you can see the headrest and steering while, but no driver.



Undertoad  Wednesday Jan 10 05:18 PM

It looks like we could set that up with a private room at www.acrowars.com



Shawnee123  Wednesday Jan 10 05:20 PM

I'd love to do that sometime...would be tough from work, though. Believe it or not I do get a lot accomplished between posts.



Flint  Wednesday Jan 10 05:20 PM

oooooo a "private room" with Shawnee123!



Shawnee123  Wednesday Jan 10 05:21 PM

It'll cost you more than a few acronyms to earn a private room with me!



Flint  Wednesday Jan 10 05:22 PM

Quote:
Originally Posted by Shawnee123 View Post
I'd love to do that sometime...would be tough from work, though. Believe it or not I do get a lot accomplished between posts.
Same here, busy at work. Plus, at home I have the whole 3 month-old infant thing going on.
I don't know if something like this would even be possible for me, except maybe late at night.


Sheldonrs  Wednesday Jan 10 05:38 PM

Quote:
Originally Posted by Shawnee123 View Post
It'll cost you more than a few acronyms to earn a private room with me!
How much for a public place? ;-)


BigV  Wednesday Jan 10 06:02 PM

I played many many many many hours of acrophobia. I love it. Let's get something on a calendar, yes?!



BigV  Wednesday Jan 10 06:04 PM

Quote:
Originally Posted by mbrutsch View Post
Good God. It's amazing how bad acrophobia can be; all it takes is these three pictures, and my palms are still sweating.
agoraphobia....


Spexxvet  Wednesday Jan 10 06:10 PM

How do you play acrophobia?



Clodfobble  Wednesday Jan 10 06:40 PM

Quote:
Originally Posted by Undertoad
It looks like we could set that up with a private room at www.acrowars.com
Quote:
Originally Posted by BigV
I played many many many many hours of acrophobia. I love it. Let's get something on a calendar, yes?!
I'm officially taking initiative! Let's try tonight, in the room called "TheCellar" (http://www.acrowars.com/TheCellar), 9 PM Central US Time--that's 10 PM Eastern US, and hell-if-I-know for all you furreners. Log in with your Cellar username if it's not already taken.

I will be very sad if it turns out I'm all alone in there tonight.


xoxoxoBruce  Wednesday Jan 10 06:41 PM

Quote:
Originally Posted by BigV View Post
Clenchednutsackpuckeredpoopersweatypalm syndrome


Savannh  Wednesday Jan 10 10:02 PM

Jesus!


Um, to clarify, I accidentally had threaded mode on, and thought I was the first person to comment on the truck pictures. When I realised I wasn't, I also realised that a single "Jesus!" really was a bewildering post.

I should not post things when I have the 'flu.



Clodfobble  Wednesday Jan 10 10:13 PM

Quote:
Originally Posted by Clodfobble
I will be very sad if it turns out I'm all alone in there tonight.


Edit: Dry those tears! RellikLaerec loves me after all. But the rest of you are still off the Christmas card mailing list!


Edit part deux: Okay, there were a few more takers late in the hour. We'll be trying again tomorrow night at 9 PM CST if anyone else is up for it.


mrputter  Wednesday Jan 10 10:53 PM

Quote:
Originally Posted by Crimson Ghost View Post
This "shit your pants" moment
*ahem*

Spinning and pooing...?


Beestie  Wednesday Jan 10 10:59 PM

Quote:
Originally Posted by Savannh View Post
I should not post things when I have the 'flu.
I have the flu too. Missed 2 days of work already. 102.


Undertoad  Wednesday Jan 10 11:53 PM

Not bad putter, referencing an IotD from 2001.



Aliantha  Thursday Jan 11 12:02 AM

I tried to log in there but couldn't seem to. Maybe I'll try again with a different username. Perhaps mine is already taken and that's what the problem is.



Crimson Ghost  Thursday Jan 11 02:25 AM

Quote:
Originally Posted by mrputter View Post
*ahem*

Spinning and pooing...?
Trust me.

Speaking from personal experience, when something like that happens, you don't have clean underwear on for long.

In my case, no coyotes were involoved.


xoxoxoBruce  Thursday Jan 11 04:40 AM

Quote:
Originally Posted by Aliantha View Post
I tried to log in there but couldn't seem to. Maybe I'll try again with a different username. Perhaps mine is already taken and that's what the problem is.
Log in where?


SPUCK  Thursday Jan 11 04:41 AM

Speaking of a messy seat.

When I was going to college my apartment was 2 blocks from a railroad crossing. A major crossing. There were five rails crossing the roadway. Of course there were gates that would come down because multitrack crossing are extra dangerous.

Well one day a freight train was coming. At the limit. 79MPH. The gates went down and the traffic started piling up on both sides of the tracks. The five locomotives blew past the crossing as did the next 20 box cars in the train of 122 cars. The 21th box car derailed and instantly took out the tracks. The next 44 cars came over the crossing sideways They stayed perfectly between the crossing gates missing them by less than a foot on each side. They were filled with sheet rock and lumber. 2 Ton wheel sets went by no longer under the cars. It was a gargantuan mess!

I ran over there. In talking to a responder later he said most of the people in the front few cars actually blew their shorts out. I think I would've sitting there for perhaps 60 seconds while this unfolded before me.

I wonder if the guy in that truck had time to notice or was drunk and wondered why his car stopped going..



Sundae  Thursday Jan 11 06:12 AM

Wow.

I love the set-up.

I was trying hard to dredge up some empathy for the driver - but although I appreciated it must be horrible to jump the guard rail, the car just wasn't trashed enough to get my sympathy.

And then the reveal. Oh My God!

Made me feel a lot better about today's disaster (choosing to walk in and then being rained on so hard every single stitch of clothing I had on was running with water).



Bromskloss  Thursday Jan 11 07:43 AM

Quote:
Originally Posted by keryx View Post
That driver is one seriously lucky *ucker. Forget playing the lottery, all the luck got used up there.
Oh, come on. Shouldn't we stop saying those things? We know neither is true.


Shawnee123  Thursday Jan 11 11:15 AM

As far as acrophobia I wish I could join you. Hopefully in a couple months I'll have internet access at home. Let me know how it works out and I hope you have fun. I can only imagine!



mrputter  Thursday Jan 11 02:37 PM

Quote:
Originally Posted by Undertoad View Post
Not bad putter, referencing an IotD from 2001.
Two of them, actually.


Pie  Thursday Jan 11 04:55 PM

Quote:
Originally Posted by Sundae Girl View Post
Made me feel a lot better about today's disaster (choosing to walk in and then being rained on so hard every single stitch of clothing I had on was running with water).
Heck, some folks around here would pay to see that.
No, not me.


xoxoxoBruce  Thursday Jan 11 08:47 PM

Yeah, Sundae. Looked a mite damp.

Quote:
Once again the United Kingdom had been hit with a storm, with thunder and lighting, 85 mph winds,120 mm of rain in places. In Wales 80,000 people are without power and serverly damaged with the worst afected built up areas of 2 bigest citys of wales Cardiff and Swansea where 40000 people are without power.



freshnesschronic  Friday Jan 12 04:17 AM

insane! the fact that it ended up in that position on a flat surface, but then to factor in the miniscule percentage over this deep canyon is mindblowing.



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