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Appleseed
Appleseed Dork
3/16/10 7:46 p.m.

If you're gonna do that, at least paint the car orange with 01 on the doors.

wbjones
wbjones HalfDork
3/16/10 8:24 p.m.
914Driver wrote: Cop cars, flashing lights, heavy equipment; they musta distracted him.

sorta the same way a pelican can when driving a $ mil+ car ?

Tyler H
Tyler H GRM+ Memberand Dork
3/16/10 9:47 p.m.

That isn't quite the tail of the dragon. That's a few miles away from the beginning. Nice road, runs along the lake.

I saw the interview on the local news here. He said he was distracted by all the police and flashing lights. Epic.

There is a blind curve right before that slide but still...the cops could have closed the road a few hundred yards north of there.

fastasleep
fastasleep Reader
3/17/10 8:15 a.m.

No, the guy was driving a Lincoln and wanted out of it. He's like, "Hey, I have full coverage on this heap!"

The rest is history.

-Les

AngryCorvair
AngryCorvair GRM+ Memberand SuperDork
3/17/10 10:31 a.m.
ignorant wrote: This guys about ready to sue toyota.

there's one post from ignorant that doesn't make my blood boil!

AngryCorvair
AngryCorvair GRM+ Memberand SuperDork
3/17/10 10:35 a.m.
poopshovel wrote: Dogs, peanut butter, and twisty roads don't mix. Poor dude was 20MPH and a foot in the throttle away from being my berkeleying hero.

i like the way you're thinking. which really scares me.

ignorant
ignorant SuperDork
3/18/10 5:43 p.m.
AngryCorvair wrote:
ignorant wrote: This guys about ready to sue toyota.
there's one post from ignorant that doesn't make my blood boil!

I'm glad ya love me..

gamby
gamby SuperDork
3/18/10 6:07 p.m.

"I didn't even see it"

God, I hate people sometimes.

mad_machine
mad_machine GRM+ Memberand SuperDork
3/18/10 6:28 p.m.

so how do you miss one ton rocks in the road?

ignorant
ignorant SuperDork
3/18/10 7:01 p.m.
mad_machine wrote: so how do you miss one ton rocks in the road?

I dunno ask that guy.

kb58
kb58 Reader
3/18/10 7:52 p.m.

A buddy pointed out - correctly I think - that it's the cop's fault here. I mean, why was the cop there - to block the road. He should have blocked the road with his car, instead of worrying about the media.

What it turns into is a great example of the Heisenberg Uncertainty Principle, where the act of observing something alters what you see. That's exactly true here. If the cops and media weren't there, the guy would never have hit it. Of course, it's really his own fault, but creating a big disruption on the side of the road, taking away peoples attention from their driving, is a bad move in itself.

7pilot
7pilot New Reader
3/18/10 7:55 p.m.
mdawley wrote: ya'll sure that ain't a woman with a mustache?

Did ya see the moobs on that guy?

m

Volksroddin
Volksroddin Dork
3/18/10 8:22 p.m.
7pilot wrote:
mdawley wrote: ya'll sure that ain't a woman with a mustache?
Did ya see the moobs on that guy? m

no kidding

Jensenman
Jensenman SuperDork
3/18/10 8:44 p.m.

Has quite a pair, don't he? I figure a C cup.

I can't believe he was that inattentive. Oh, wait: after driving alongside every form of mouth breathing idiot on the public streets roads and/or highways yes I can.

friedgreencorrado
friedgreencorrado Dork
3/18/10 9:16 p.m.
kb58 wrote: When traffic's slow because everyone ahead is looking at something on the side of the freeway, as we pass by and the clown in front of me is looking over, it's all I can do to not lay on the horn

Yeah. I figure we've all seen people who can't drive..what's the difference whether they're off the road or still on it?

EDIT: After thinking about it a little more, I think I'm actually more worried about the ones still on the road than I am about the ones that finally put the car off..

plance1
plance1 HalfDork
3/19/10 1:35 a.m.
kb58 wrote: A buddy pointed out - correctly I think - that it's the cop's fault here. I mean, why was the cop there - to block the road. He should have blocked the road with his car, instead of worrying about the media. What it turns into is a great example of the Heisenberg Uncertainty Principle, where the act of observing something alters what you see. That's exactly true here. If the cops and media weren't there, the guy would never have hit it. Of course, it's really his own fault, but creating a big disruption on the side of the road, taking away peoples attention from their driving, is a bad move in itself.

You are kidding right? It's the cops fault? You later say no, its really the guy who was driving, it was actually his fault. Which is it? I've trained myself not to rubberneck. If I can do it, anyone else can too. If the cop had parked his car in the road, jackass lincoln douche bag would have creamed the cop car.

Luke
Luke SuperDork
3/19/10 2:34 a.m.

I'm getting a mixed message from the above canoe. NY Escorts....with God's invitation

On topic, the video made me laugh out loud. How the hell he didn't see that is amazing.

Josh
Josh Dork
3/19/10 2:40 a.m.

You know the only reason the hooker spambots descend on us is that this is the only forum on the internet that still talks about Ford Escorts.

a401cj
a401cj New Reader
3/19/10 6:35 a.m.
7pilot wrote:
mdawley wrote: ya'll sure that ain't a woman with a mustache?
Did ya see the moobs on that guy? m

likely an ex-juicer

GPDren
GPDren New Reader
3/19/10 9:17 a.m.
a401cj wrote:
7pilot wrote:
mdawley wrote: ya'll sure that ain't a woman with a mustache?
Did ya see the moobs on that guy? m
likely an ex-juicer

That could also explain how he failed to see boulders the size of Suburbans in the road in front of him. It was entertaining to see his car jump the first pile though. Glad the dog wasn't hurt

Junkyard_Dog
Junkyard_Dog HalfDork
3/19/10 9:21 a.m.

It's official - Dragon is blocked off at the state line. TDOT now saying slide will be cleared on March 26, but some estimates are that it will continue to be closed until July or August.The TN governor has decided not to accept North Carolina's help with law enforcement and emergency services and instead has decided to close the road entirely from the rockslide south to the state line. You can contact the TN governor using this email address: Phil.Bredesen@tn.gov or by visiting his website at http://www.tennesseeanytime.org/governor/Contact.do There are phone numbers and physical addresses for snail mail. Please sens the fool...er, governor a note to keep one of the best roads in America open!

mad_machine
mad_machine GRM+ Memberand SuperDork
3/19/10 10:43 a.m.

isn't the tail a major touristy spot?

Junkyard_Dog
Junkyard_Dog HalfDork
3/19/10 11:42 a.m.
mad_machine wrote: isn't the tail a major touristy spot?

Hugely! The store/motorcycle resort at the start may have to shut down with the road closed. TN doesn't care because thats on the NC side. NC has offered to take over law enforcement and rescue but the TN governor is being an asshat.

kb58
kb58 Reader
3/19/10 3:17 p.m.
Junkyard_Dog wrote: It's official - Dragon is blocked off at the state line. TDOT now saying slide will be cleared on March 26, but some estimates are that it will continue to be closed until July or August...

What are they using to clear it, plastic spoons?

kb58
kb58 Reader
3/19/10 3:24 p.m.
plance1 wrote: You are kidding right? It's the cops fault? You later say no, its really the guy who was driving, it was actually his fault. Which is it?

Okay, let me rephrase: Why wasn't the road blocked if the cops were already there?

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