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   Toronto sidewalk paved with interlocking bricks collapses

19 Nov 2012 11:24 AM   |   18406 clicks   |   Toronto Star
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sithon    [TotalFark]  
why did noone use the newsflash tag on this momentous news.

19 Nov 2012 03:55 AM
bunner     
In other news, several millennium after the death of some very clever Egyptian architects, we still can't sort out "pavement".

19 Nov 2012 05:46 AM
gopher321    [TotalFark]  
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19 Nov 2012 06:37 AM
Tr0mBoNe    [TotalFark]  
Blame Rob Ford.

19 Nov 2012 09:59 AM
xanadian    [TotalFark]  
Almost everyone is texting or tweeting or surfing or emailing on a smartphone these days, even when doing things that require some personal attention.

That'll larn 'em!

19 Nov 2012 11:20 AM
ChipNASA     
$50 says you can't read this and not hear the song in your head.

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19 Nov 2012 11:27 AM
GungFu     

bunner: In other news, several millennium after the death of some very clever Egyptian architects, we still can't sort out "pavement".



Everyone knows they had help, man. 

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19 Nov 2012 11:28 AM
GlobalStrategic MapleSyrup Reserve     

ChipNASA: $50 says you can't read this and not hear the song in your head.

[soundsjustlike.com image 350x350]


I'll take that $50 in the form of Tim Horton's gift card, thanks.

(though I think I heard a couple bars of a Great Big Sea tune in there)

19 Nov 2012 11:31 AM
Need_MindBleach     
How oh how did people manage to walk across the ground before the invention of pavement?

19 Nov 2012 11:32 AM
WordsnCollision     
If only there were some readily available interlocking bricks people could use to conduct repairs...

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19 Nov 2012 11:33 AM
waterrockets     
Anyone who might trip and injure/kill themselves while walking and smartphoning, deserves to be injured/killed, in spite of the nature of the obstacle that "caused" it.

19 Nov 2012 11:33 AM
Amper     
Oh, Canada - Even your crumbling infrastructure is cute.

19 Nov 2012 11:35 AM
Lego_Addict     
I think people are ignoring the real story here: the missing pylon. Where could it be? Who could have taken it? What do they intend to do with it. It should make for some interesting news in the coming days.

19 Nov 2012 11:35 AM
bunner     

Need_MindBleach: How oh how did people manage to walk across the ground before the invention of pavement?


Fu*king carefully is my guess.

19 Nov 2012 11:35 AM
Spiralmonkey    [TotalFark]  

Lego_Addict: I think people are ignoring the real story here: the missing pylon. Where could it be? Who could have taken it? What do they intend to do with it. It should make for some interesting news in the coming days.


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Don't worry, he's on the case.

19 Nov 2012 11:39 AM
Fish in a Barrel     

Need_MindBleach: How oh how did people manage to walk across the ground before the invention of pavement?


Muddily.

/Wow, that's actually a word.

19 Nov 2012 11:39 AM
signaljammer     
I don't think they compressed their underlayment adequately. Either that, or it is getting washed out somehow.

19 Nov 2012 11:39 AM
Fartiste     
Nothing a little crushed gravel, polymeric sand, and avoidance of the lowest bidder wouldn't have prevented.

19 Nov 2012 11:43 AM
jbabbler     
Came for Mayhem and destruction. Leaving unfulfilled. May have to watch Lohan in Liz & Dick to get my fix. .

19 Nov 2012 11:46 AM
ElLoco     
Someone should take a bag of sand, two screwdrivers and a rubber mallet out there and spend 10 minutes fixing it.

I mean, really. That could spread and take in the whole county.

19 Nov 2012 11:46 AM
netcentric     
I'm stunned....how can people live like this

19 Nov 2012 11:46 AM
Need_MindBleach     

Lego_Addict: I think people are ignoring the real story here: the missing pylon. Where could it be? Who could have taken it? What do they intend to do with it. It should make for some interesting news in the coming days.


Someone must have needed additional ones.

19 Nov 2012 11:47 AM
gblive     
In some brillant investigative reporting that only requires walking half a block in Toronto, the Star finds a single location where the interlocking sidewalk bricks have sunk....... ignoring the other half million examples across the city.

19 Nov 2012 12:01 PM
DontMakeMeComeBackThere     

Lego_Addict: I think people are ignoring the real story here: the missing pylon. Where could it be? Who could have taken it? What do they intend to do with it. It should make for some interesting news in the coming days.


Someone in desperate need of a Neon Witch costume?

19 Nov 2012 12:07 PM
Marine1     
Does Canada have any real problems?

19 Nov 2012 12:08 PM
cajunns     
bunner
In other news, several centuries after the death of some very clever roman architects, we still can't sort out "pavement".

FTFY

19 Nov 2012 12:09 PM
Tr0mBoNe    [TotalFark]  

gblive: In some brillant investigative reporting that only requires walking half a block in Toronto, the Star finds a single location where the interlocking sidewalk bricks have sunk....... ignoring the other half million examples across the city.


They obviously don't drive the Gardiner very often.

Still, it's better there than Montreal...

19 Nov 2012 12:09 PM
John Hopoate     
Third world problems

19 Nov 2012 12:10 PM
TheGogmagog     

ElLoco: Someone should take a bag of sand, two screwdrivers and a rubber mallet out there and spend 10 minutes fixing it.

I mean, really. That could spread and take in the whole county.


Maybe in Canada, you get sued by the city if you try that in the United States. That being said, I'd fix it before writing an article about it.

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/Since no one has been thoughtless enough to hotlink the photo.

19 Nov 2012 12:10 PM
Pardon Me Sultan     
Not News: The Toronto Star "fixer" isn't aware of the 311 number to call for exactly these sorts of things. Good to see the Star is as inept at general civic awareness as they are unable to produce a readable newspaper.

19 Nov 2012 12:14 PM
lifeboat    [TotalFark]  

TheGogmagog: [i.thestar.com image 615x461]
/Since no one has been thoughtless enough to hotlink the photo.


What the fark did you do that for?!?

I think I'm going to be sick after seeing that.

19 Nov 2012 12:16 PM
bugmn99     
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19 Nov 2012 12:23 PM
Mikeyworld     

ChipNASA: $50 says you can't read this and not hear the song in your head.

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Where's my money, Bucko? I'm taking this screenshot to my lawyer to see if a breach of the peace has occurred here and if I've been assaulted by the words you've written. This is America, Buddy...you just can't throw out slander like this. Who do you think you are? WBC?

/really, don't know the song
//vaguely know of the band
///Thanks for pointing out my lost youth

19 Nov 2012 12:24 PM
ChipNASA     

GlobalStrategic MapleSyrup Reserve: ChipNASA: $50 says you can't read this and not hear the song in your head.

[soundsjustlike.com image 350x350]

I'll take that $50 in the form of Tim Horton's gift card, thanks.

(though I think I heard a couple bars of a Great Big Sea tune in there)


What GlobalStrategic MapleSyrup Reserve may look like....


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/one of my images about a Timmies Eating contest.

19 Nov 2012 12:24 PM
swahnhennessy     
One day, years ago, that man dreamed of becoming a journalist. Now look at him, the poor sap.

19 Nov 2012 12:25 PM
CokeBear     
11/19/12
Never Forget, eh?

19 Nov 2012 12:25 PM
signaljammer     
Nothing a little crushed gravel, polymeric sand, and avoidance of the lowest bidder wouldn't have prevented.

Right on, ElLoco

//maybe bring a 'torpedo level'
//to check the job

19 Nov 2012 12:25 PM
ChipNASA     
What they're NOT SHOWING YOU!!!

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19 Nov 2012 12:29 PM
MayContainHorseGluten     
what the fark am i reading

19 Nov 2012 12:38 PM
brimed03     
Stupid tag is for the submission? Or for the green light?

19 Nov 2012 12:54 PM
LessO2    [TotalFark]  
It's news because The Maple Leafs are what usually are associated with collapses in Toronto.

19 Nov 2012 01:03 PM
stanhapsburg     
Is this the first time that "Toronto" and "collapses" are used in a FARK headline and it's not about the Leafs?

19 Nov 2012 01:05 PM
bunner     

cajunns: bunner
In other news, several centuries after the death of some very clever roman architects, we still can't sort out "pavement".

FTFY


I'm pretty sure 2500 B.C. til now is a few millennium.

19 Nov 2012 01:12 PM
Misch    [TotalFark]  
o/~ heyyyyyyyyy, organ grinder! o/~

/obscure

19 Nov 2012 01:13 PM
gerbilpox     
A few bricks here, a few bricks there, and next thing you know:

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19 Nov 2012 01:17 PM
ladyfortuna     

ChipNASA: GlobalStrategic MapleSyrup Reserve: ChipNASA: $50 says you can't read this and not hear the song in your head.

[soundsjustlike.com image 350x350]

I'll take that $50 in the form of Tim Horton's gift card, thanks.

(though I think I heard a couple bars of a Great Big Sea tune in there)

What GlobalStrategic MapleSyrup Reserve may look like....


[j.wigflip.com image 620x400]

/one of my images about a Timmies Eating contest.


Hey now, my in-law's basement literally IS a maple syrup reserve, since they make it and use it in place of sugar most of the time (it's great in coffee). They don't look anything like that. Lordfortuna and I use it too, about a quart a week for coffee, and while I'm fat, it's not because of that.

Also all their kids (6 of them) get to steal as much as they want whenever they visit, despite none of them actually helping with the preparation for several years now... *grumble*

19 Nov 2012 01:19 PM
PirateKing     
Hey, you can't blame them, they had good intentions...

19 Nov 2012 01:22 PM
GavinTheAlmighty     

Pardon Me Sultan: Not News: The Toronto Star "fixer" isn't aware of the 311 number to call for exactly these sorts of things. Good to see the Star is as inept at general civic awareness as they are unable to produce a readable newspaper.


Most of the time, stuff gets published in The Fixer because 311 hasn't responded to complaints. It's basically public-shaming the city into doing its job.

19 Nov 2012 01:25 PM
Silverstaff     
Interlocking bricks disappeared?

Tetris?

19 Nov 2012 01:27 PM
dark_canuckistani     

gerbilpox: A few bricks here, a few bricks there, and next thing you know:

[i.huffpost.com image 494x328]


You divided by zero again, didn't you?

19 Nov 2012 01:29 PM
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