Archive for the ‘Misc. Funny Stuff’ Category

Idiot drives bus into bridge

Friday, April 18th, 2008

Maybe dashboard GPS devices should come with a warning label that reads, "You still have to look at the road, dumbass":

The driver of the bus carrying the Garfield High School girls softball
team that hit a brick and concrete footbridge was using a GPS
navigation system that routed the tall bus under the 9-foot bridge, the
charter company’s president said Thursday.

Steve Abegg, president of Journey Lines in Lynnwood, said the
off-the-shelf navigation unit had settings for car, motorcycle, bus or
truck.

Although the unit was set for a bus, it chose a route through [Seattle’s] Washington Park Arboretum that did not provide enough clearance for the
nearly 12-foot-high vehicle, Abegg said. The driver told police he did
not see
the flashing lights or yellow sign posting the bridge height.

"We haven’t really had serious problems with anything, but here it’s
presented a problem
that we didn’t consider," Abegg said of the GPS
unit. "We just thought it would be a safe route because, why else would
they have a selection for a bus?"

"It" presented a problem? The GPS unit is the problem? Really?!

Well anyway, no one was seriously hurt, thank God. And, having said that: HAHAHAHAHAHAHA.

Said Garmin spokesman Ted Gartner: "The bigger comment here is that drivers always need to obey all the rules of the road at all times. Stoplights aren’t in our databases, either, but you’re still expected to stop for stoplights." LOL!

The best part about this is, it wasn’t even close. Remember the truck that six inches too tall for the Lincoln Tunnel? Well, at least that was only six inches. This bus was three feet too tall to fit under the bridge! Here’s the photo evidence:

A local RV seller is quoted in the P-I story as saying, "If this guy was a professional driver, he should have known his bus
was 12 feet high and couldn’t fit into a 9-foot box." A professional driver?? If this guy was a trained monkey, he should have known that! It doesn’t exactly take a genius to realize, as you’re approaching a bridge, that the vehicle you’re driving is way, way too tall to clear the bridge.

The Seattle Times has more, including word that the bridge wasn’t structurally damaged. The Times also mentions that, on top of everything else, the softball team lost the game it was returning from, 10-0. Oh, and they give the driver’s name, Brad Adams. I actually kind of feel bad for the guy. He must be so freakin’ embarrassed. Not to mention prayerfully hoping that none of those softball players develop injuries that would make for a good claim of damages in a negligence lawsuit…

(Hat tip: David K.)

Random YouTube of the day: Captain Vegetable

Tuesday, April 15th, 2008

A bit of joyful bizarreness to brighten up your tax day, courtesy of Sesame Street circa 1982:

I dare you to not have that song stuck in your head for the rest of the day. :)

(Hat tip: Barb.)

Fun with lolcats

Monday, April 14th, 2008

Heh.

Saturday, April 12th, 2008

Hillary Says Memphis National Champ Despite KU Having More Points: “Just because some team comes along in the last minute and scores more points than the other guy doesn’t mean they’re necessarily able to be National Champion on Day One.” (Hat tip: GT12.)

Robot Dhimmitude Watch

Friday, April 11th, 2008

Glenn Reynolds’s hyperactive sense of political correctness is blinding him to the threat robots pose!

For God’s sake, Glenn, think of the Insta-Mom!! When they grab her with those metal claws, she won’t be able to break free, because they’re made of metal, and robots are strong.

“Big, black dogs just don’t get adopted”

Thursday, April 10th, 2008

Andrew Hiller on this story: "It’s time to stop barking, and start listening. An invitation to a national conversation on dog race." Heh.

As the owner of a big, black dog, I am personally offended by the prejudice against said dogs, and I hereby demand that all the presidential candidates immediately and personally reject and denounce the dog-racist sentiments which CNN has bravely shined a light on… and if any candidate does not do so within the next five minutes, I will consider him or her to be presumptively a dog-racist! :P

Paging William Shatner…

Tuesday, April 8th, 2008

Fun with Scrabulous:

Oh, come on, that should totally be a word. :)

Bowling for delegates

Tuesday, April 1st, 2008

Hillary Clinton’s April Fools joke. Not bad!

Audio here. Poorly synched video here.

Ohio: it’s a quagmire!

Friday, March 28th, 2008

I knew the mortgage crisis had hit Ohio hard, but I didn’t realize things were as bad in the Buckeye State as this headline suggests:

Obama, Clinton Respond to Bush’s Speech on the War in Ohio

Personally, I think we should withdraw our troops from Ohio immediately. We must stand down so the Ohioans can stand up.

Speaking of the Shuttle…

Thursday, March 27th, 2008

Heh.

Jim Kelly for Congress?

Tuesday, March 25th, 2008

Former Buffalo Bills quarterback Jim Kelly is reportedly considering a run for Congress as a Republican.

Let’s see: he can serve in the House for four years, run for Hillary Clinton’s Senate seat in 2012, win in a stunning upset, make a national name for himself, and then in 2016, when President Obama is termed out…

…can you say Kelly-Norwood ’16?

You may scoff, but the ticket has some major built-in political advantages. First of all, they’d win the normally Democratic state of New York in a landslide, by uniting nostalgic Bills fans and grateful Giants fans. And secondly, they’d have no problems motivating the conservative base. After all, nobody knows how to aim for the right like Scott Norwood! It’d be a vast wide-right wing conspiracy!

:P

(Hat tip: Hugging Harold Reynolds. To all my Buffalo readers, including my wife, I apologize. I couldn’t resist.)

One frog’s shining moment

Sunday, March 23rd, 2008

In the aftermath of Duke’s win over Belmont on Thursday, the NBC affiliate in the Raleigh-Durham area bypassed the CBS/NCAA embargo on tournament game highlights by re-enacting the game using dolls:

Heh! Somebody get this guy a network gig. And I want to see that frog in One Shining Moment, dammit.

(Hat tip: AOL Fanhouse.)

Oooooklahoma, where the bombs are falling from the planes

Tuesday, March 18th, 2008

Last Thursday, Tulsa, Oklahoma joined Boise City, Oklahoma in a strange brotherhood. Both cities have now been bombed by American forces. A National Guard plane en route to a bombing practice run at a range in Kansas apparently lost one of its bombs, which crashed through an apartment complex in Tulsa. The bomb was a 22-pound dummy bomb, and no one was at home at the time it crashed into the bathroom of Tulsa residents Jeremy Isbell and his wife.

Hitler is a Cowboys fan

Monday, March 10th, 2008

Robert Cox of Asgard Press (the people who make those vintage college-football calendars, which y’all bought $150 worth of in December) sent me this video last Thursday. It’s a bit dated, as it was obviously made before the Super Bowl, but it’s still freakin’ funny, if you ask me. (Warning: subtitled profanity!)

Heh.

And while we’re on the topic of funny, vulgar, YouTubey goodness: if you haven’t seen them already, Sarah Silverman’s Matt Damon video and Jimmy Kimmel’s Ben Affleck rebuttal are pretty f***in’ funny. Again, though: Warning! Bleeped-but-obvious profanity. Not recommended for the workplace. :)

Heh.

Sunday, March 9th, 2008