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melange396

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Aug 14 2012 at 7:10pm #

jack daniels… classy


stefb

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Aug 14 2012 at 7:38pm #

I finally read the stuff about the mother/14yo. All I have to say is, “she seeeeeeen it!”. Oh I love when yinzers say that.


Willie

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Aug 14 2012 at 8:37pm #

Jack Daniels and duct tape, looks like someone was planning a hell of a evening. Or getting ready to kidnap someone.


HiddenVariable

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Aug 14 2012 at 9:30pm #

shoot, a fella could have a pretty good weekend in vegas with all that stuff.


Mick

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Aug 14 2012 at 9:34pm #

@ pseudacris what is in the water?!?!?!?

Gasoline.


Marko82

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Aug 15 2012 at 12:35am #

HV, the checklist…

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F5qqfsQGYus


pinky

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Aug 15 2012 at 12:05pm #

Oh I wish I could find it, but someone sent me a someecard that said:

“If you start a sentence with ‘I seen’ it probably won’t end with ‘the inside of a book.’”


quizbot

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Aug 15 2012 at 5:55pm #

Driver Hits Building In Neshannock

NESHANNOCK TOWNSHIP (KDKA) — A woman is in custody after apparently crashing into a medical building in Lawrence County.

The accident happened on State Route 18 in Neshannock Township shortly after 10 p.m. Tuesday.

There is no word on the condition of the female driver.

The building reportedly needs to be shored up.


buffalo buffalo

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Aug 15 2012 at 6:24pm #

well, at least she didn’t have to go far?


Mick

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Aug 20 2012 at 9:15pm #

Somerset!

REally cool phrases

“Driver crashes through garage, takes off”

and

State police believe the car was speeding, went airborne and landed in the yard on Stoystown Road before shooting through the garage and taking off.”

So he flies in, then flies off!

Read more: http://www.wtae.com/news/local/Hit-and-run-driver-crashes-through-Somerset-County-garage/-/9681086/16194532/-/8jblqr/-/index.html#ixzz247hvcN8R”


Marko82

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Aug 24 2012 at 3:15am #

“Clerk, customers narrowly escape injury when SUV crashes into store”

http://www.wpxi.com/news/news/local/car-crashes-new-brighton-food-store/nRJC9/


Marko82

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Aug 24 2012 at 3:17am #

“Driver slams truck into garage in Bullskin Township”

http://www.wpxi.com/news/news/local/driver-slams-truck-garage-bullskin-township/nRH3M/


erok

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Aug 24 2012 at 3:39pm #

wow. someone, long ago, decided to name their town Bullskin


sloaps

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Aug 24 2012 at 3:50pm #

It’s where the buffalo roam, too.


Marko82

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Aug 24 2012 at 5:33pm #

^^I was waiting for stef to comment on that one.


Marko82

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Aug 24 2012 at 9:42pm #

Md bus crashes into house, caught on onboard video!

http://www.wtop.com/52/3006371/Footage-shows-lead-up-to-bus-crash


Marko82

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Aug 26 2012 at 3:42pm #

TRAINS hitting buildings!

“In 1920 a freight train jumped the tracks and crashed into Edgewater Station. The building, while almost completely destroyed, was salvaged. It was closed in the 1920s and the building was moved to Archie St. and Cedar Way and used as a house until it was torn down in 2001. Curious onlookers climbed up onto the train car to pose for the photographer. It is said that the accident scared the station agent Rebecca Fisher so much that she was afriaid to be in the building every time a train passed by the station.”

“View of engine #26 wreck, showing the clean-up crew, tracks and extensive damge to building.” November 14, 1906


StuInMcCandless

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Sep 4 2012 at 8:18pm #

This just in, 9/04/2012, 4pm.

Car crashes into PNC Bank on Southside


buffalo buffalo

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Sep 4 2012 at 8:20pm #

Huh. Didn’t that branch just get robbed a month or two ago, too?


quizbot

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Sep 4 2012 at 8:44pm #

Another from this morning: Utility truck slams into Penn Hills home


Marko82

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Sep 7 2012 at 4:27pm #

Do rocks count?

“Ligonier woman dies in Unity boulder crash”

http://www.post-gazette.com/stories/local/westmoreland/ligonier-woman-dies-in-unity-boulder-crash-652185/


StuInMcCandless

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Sep 7 2012 at 5:20pm #

I gave a speech this morning at Toastmasters, part of a humorous speech contest, in which I parodied my blog post about the four-foot passing law, instead pointing out the buildings that aren’t obeying the four-foot law. Several of the pics from this thread, or the links therein, were used in a PowerPoint presentation accompanying it.

Hyla’s “That rowhouse came out of nowhere!” line from page 1 on this thread got a few giggles.

(btw, I didn’t win, but had fun preparing it.)


buffalo buffalo

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Sep 14 2012 at 6:35pm #

From Michigan:

The Biggby Coffee on Ford Road in Canton unexpectedly got a drive-through today when a customer mistakenly hit the gas pedal instead of the brake on her car.


ejwme

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Sep 17 2012 at 8:49pm #

this is completely a car-on-car collision, but I didn’t want to start another thread, and the extensive permanent damage that happened seems to be appropriate for the thread (though it was to a person, not a building):

http://www.post-gazette.com/stories/local/neighborhoods-east/monroeville-woman-finds-power-to-forgive-driver-who-struck-her-vehicle-653554/

oddly, the part that pissed me off the most had nothing to do with the accident and was about half way through: “When doctors removed her staples, the pain was so bad that Nettie Gibson broke her nurse’s hand squeezing it.” I’m not a medical professional, but it seems to me they ought to have meds to help with that. The few times I’ve had major injuries or surgeries, I’ve learned if you don’t pipe up ahead of time, they won’t medicate the pain they don’t feel. (why do they even offer tylenol as a serious suggestion? If it was a problem solvable by tylenol, it wouldn’t require professionals to fix… end rant, sorry.)

I’m also slightly disturbed that a judge can be notorious for being tough on DUIs but then sentence in the middle of the sentencing guidelines… Maybe the judge regularly hands out the max but didn’t for some reason?

I don’t think jail will fix this one. That’s the problem. Punishment after the fact /might/ convince the perpetrator not to do it again. It solves no part of the root problems – primarily alcoholism, secondary a dearth of mass transit.


quizbot

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Sep 18 2012 at 7:19pm #

Man Crashes Into Shadyside Neighbor’s Garage. 9.18.2012


salty

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Sep 19 2012 at 7:41pm #

I don’t think either of these cars actually hit the building, but how the hell did this happen?

This is ELB @ Penn, right outside my window. It looks like everyone is ok, which is lucky since there’s a bus stop right there and a lot of peds in general. It’s hard to tell due to the shadow but the front of that black car is pretty well destroyed.


J Z

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Sep 21 2012 at 3:27pm #

http://news.yahoo.com/blogs/sideshow/u-postal-asking-floridians-stop-crashing-post-offices-213551323.html


Mick

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Sep 21 2012 at 4:01pm #

The New York Times had an article on Neil Young the other day.

It said ” … he drove slowly but joyfully, as if the automobile were a recent invention .”

Struck me as the right way to drive.

http://www.nytimes.com/2012/09/23/magazine/neil-young-comes-clean.html?pagewanted=all&_moc.semityn.www

“Rock stars! Is there anything they don’t know?” -Homer Simpson.


Marko82

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Sep 23 2012 at 1:36pm #

Two hurt when vehicle crashes into house

http://www.post-gazette.com/stories/local/westmoreland/two-hurt-when-vehicle-crashes-into-house-654625/


pinky

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Sep 23 2012 at 3:35pm #

Lots of post offices hurt in central FL


cdavey

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Sep 23 2012 at 10:59pm #

That’s right. Only mail should go through post offices. When cars try to go through post offices, the Postal Services doesn’t have big enough stamps to mail them. :)


StuInMcCandless

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Sep 24 2012 at 1:44pm #

Eight words: If you must be a dumbass, don’t drive.


edmonds59

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Sep 24 2012 at 2:17pm #

Oh when are they going to require testing, registration, and insurance to put a stop to this madness.

Oh wait. Not working.


Marko82

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Sep 24 2012 at 3:00pm #

@edmonds, I don’t think you should have to pass a test and get insurance to go to the post office. The post office is… oh wait, – never mind.


Jack

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Sep 25 2012 at 2:38am #

+1 Mick, Thanks for the Neil Young link. I read the article and had to order his book for my Kindle.


erok

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Oct 15 2012 at 9:04pm #

Cars are great for business

http://www.wpxi.com/news/news/local/millvale-business-damaged-after-car-slams-building/nSdMX/


buffalo buffalo

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Oct 15 2012 at 9:57pm #

Evidently written for TV. “Authorities said their still investigating the incident…”


StuInMcCandless

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Oct 16 2012 at 1:09am #

They just renovated that building a few months ago after it sat empty for years.


Marko82

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Oct 16 2012 at 1:30am #

Well Stu, it looks like it’s (very) open for business now.


StuInMcCandless

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Oct 16 2012 at 1:58am #

I’ll have to check the trajectory of travel, but that’s also very close to a very busy bus stop that I myself use every couple months or so.

Also also, PennDOT just rebuilt this intersection within the past year to reduce the likelihood of crashes.

Also also also, cyclists should pay more than passing attention to this incident. When you come off the trail and head into Millvale, and are waiting at that first light, you are looking directly at that building. If you go up to the second light, as if to head toward Mr. Small’s, that building is now on your left and a bit behind you. So if it’s possible for non-drunk drivers to wallop a building, they can just as easily take out a cyclist.

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