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   Bedroom of Long Island boy, 6, killed by bus crash was illegally converted from a porch. See you stupid people, this why you don't build anything to house the people you love and let buses crash through your house. Stupid, stupid people

01 Dec 2012 01:58 PM   |   8960 clicks   |   New York Daily News
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Weatherkiss     
How do you create a boy out of a porch? Unless it's Pinocchio.

01 Dec 2012 02:01 PM
jankyboy    [TotalFark]  
What's the point of this article? Need to file this under "who the fark cares if it was a porch or bedroom". Poor kid was still run down in his own house.

01 Dec 2012 02:01 PM
WeenerGord    [TotalFark]  
But if he had been run down on his own porch while using it, legally, as a porch should be used, on a porch swing or whatever, then maybe his grieving parents might have a case!

01 Dec 2012 02:03 PM
A Shambling Mound     
This is important. If they had applied for and received the appropriate permits they wouldn't be now hearing that the conversion was not permitted. Which changes everything, of course.

Wait, what?

/dealing with construction permits right now
//doesn't matter what state or city you're in
///f*ck those guys. In the ear. With a permit.

01 Dec 2012 02:05 PM
zulius     
So, the bedroom was 6 years old?

01 Dec 2012 02:06 PM
pedobearapproved     
BADLY WRITTEN HEADLINE!!!! PUNCH BABIES!!!

01 Dec 2012 02:06 PM
rocinante721     
I am from Long Island.

My son's room was walled off from the garage.

I wanted to have a cinderblock partition to prevent an accidental acceleration from a car crashing through the wall. I was overruled & plain particle board was used.

Luckily, all is moot as Hurricane Sandy completely destroyed my house. The End.

01 Dec 2012 02:07 PM
techbuzz     
I see, so that's how the city plans to avoid responsibility for the child's death. Next step, press charges on the family - to be eventually dropped if the family can afford a lawyer and force the city to actually go down the chain of ownership to find when the modification happened. And, just like that, it's now all about the fault of the family/house/structure/owners and nothing to do with a careening city bus.

01 Dec 2012 02:07 PM
Weatherkiss     

zulius: So, the bedroom was 6 years old?


The porch was six years old before it was converted into a boy.

01 Dec 2012 02:07 PM
Ima4nic8or     
The fact that the porch was converted from a porch to a bedroom without a permit has no relevance, unless you are telling me that as a result of a permit applicaction the city would have said "no, you cant convert it to a bedroom. A bus might crash into it and kill a kid." I have no doubt they would have said no to such a conversion but I find it highly improbable that concerns about a vehicle hitting the house and killing the occupant of the bedroom would have entered into the equation at all.

This is just one of those shiatty things that happens in life. The kid may just as well have been killed by a plane falling into his bedroom in the back of the house, or if the bus had more momentum and he were in a different spot, killing him in the front room.

More importantly, what business is it of the city if you convert YOUR OWN porch to a bedroom? That is the homeowners call. Screw the permit requirements. Government needs to get the heck out of peoples lives and quit being so unnecessarily intrusive.

01 Dec 2012 02:09 PM
Weatherkiss     
Either that or you shouldn't create a bus out of a porch illegally.

01 Dec 2012 02:10 PM
BSABSVR     

Weatherkiss: zulius: So, the bedroom was 6 years old?

The porch was six years old before it was converted into a boy.


Porch boy time is one of the most magical moments in all of nature to see. If you can't go to Africa to see the Great Migration, go to Long Island to watch the porches molt.

01 Dec 2012 02:10 PM
Stoker     
Well I guess that's good news for the driver/bus company who did not keep control of the bus, eh?

01 Dec 2012 02:11 PM
Weatherkiss     

BSABSVR: Weatherkiss: zulius: So, the bedroom was 6 years old?

The porch was six years old before it was converted into a boy.

Porch boy time is one of the most magical moments in all of nature to see. If you can't go to Africa to see the Great Migration, go to Long Island to watch the porches molt.


So it's legal to convert a porch into a boy in Africa, but you need a permit to convert a porch into a boy in Long Island.

01 Dec 2012 02:13 PM
rocinante721     

Stoker: Well I guess that's good news for the driver/bus company who did not keep control of the bus, eh?


He swerved b/c some asshole jaywalker jumped in front of bus. Luckily, the bus did hit the jaywalker.

01 Dec 2012 02:17 PM
Angusmeats     
At least the boy no longer has to suffer, while the rest of us may have to put up with this idiot submitter's work for the rest of our lives.

01 Dec 2012 02:19 PM
GBB    [TotalFark]  
Porches are a home's crumple zone. It's like putting passengers on the hood or truck of your car.

01 Dec 2012 02:21 PM
PacificaFitz     

Weatherkiss: zulius: So, the bedroom was 6 years old?

The porch was six years old before it was converted into a boy.


Don't be silly, the boy was 6 years old when he was turned (along with his bedroom) back into a bus shaped porch

01 Dec 2012 02:29 PM
missiv     
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"And I can hear through these walls
I can hear it when they're foolin' 'round
I can hear through these walls
I can hear every sight, every sound
I can hear through these walls
In the dark with the shades pulled down
And every word that they say
Every noise they make feels it's coming my way"

01 Dec 2012 02:30 PM
d23    [TotalFark]  
If your house is hit by a bus then it's obviously your own fault. You chose to buy that house or you made bad life decisions that meant you had to. See? It's so obvious.

01 Dec 2012 02:30 PM
titwrench     
So did... wait... the 6 year old bus...hold on what happened?

01 Dec 2012 02:30 PM
pxlboy    [TotalFark]  

pedobearapproved: BADLY WRITTEN HEADLINE!!!! PUNCH BABIES!!!


This. I had to re-read it a few times before it made sense.

-1 Subby for badly-written headline

Go sit in the corner and think about what you have done.

01 Dec 2012 02:31 PM
TeDDD     
This isn't some HOA pink-flamingo thing. Building codes are primarily there for safety reasons-- for example, structural strength and proximity to roads, to name two. Would the boy be alive if he was in a real room and not a tacked-on shack? Maybe yes, probably not. It got hit by a damn bus. Does that mean you should WARBLGARBL if it gets mentioned? No.

01 Dec 2012 02:32 PM
cptjeff    [TotalFark]  

Ima4nic8or: More importantly, what business is it of the city if you convert YOUR OWN porch to a bedroom? That is the homeowners call. Screw the permit requirements. Government needs to get the heck out of peoples lives and quit being so unnecessarily intrusive.


I don't think anybody would have actual objected the the concept, but the permitting makes sure it's done in accordance with code, which makes it safe. Otherwise you might wind up with a hack job on the wiring that catches the house on fire, walls that fall down in a stiff breeze, sub par framing that spreads fires more easily, and so on. Some of those issues can lead to big problems for your neighbors when houses are crammed close together like that. Still, no building code for domestic housing would have protected against bus crashes, so this is still completely and utterly irrelevant.

01 Dec 2012 02:34 PM
Oriana     
The porch was converted potentially decades before.. How long have they lived in the house, did they know it was illegally done? Those damn realtors never tell you anything...

If it wasn't haunted before, it may be now! Now they can add that on to the features that "do not get discussed". :P

01 Dec 2012 02:34 PM
picturescrazy     
Am I the only one who thought the headline clearly said the boy and room were separate entities? I think the headline pretty clearly states that the room was killed by a bus.

01 Dec 2012 02:35 PM
offmymeds     
WTF? I submitted this same story from the same source several days ago. Is it the $5/mo? Is that it?

01 Dec 2012 02:36 PM
Glitchwerks     
So how did the driver lose control of the bus?

Was he granny shifting instead of double clutching like he should?

01 Dec 2012 02:36 PM
Your Average Witty Fark User     

A Shambling Mound: This is important. If they had applied for and received the appropriate permits they wouldn't be now hearing that the conversion was not permitted. Which changes everything, of course.

Wait, what?

/dealing with construction permits right now
//doesn't matter what state or city you're in
///f*ck those guys. In the ear. With a permit.


How the fark do you know the current residents are responsible for the conversion? Fark you. In the ear. With a broken beer bottle.

01 Dec 2012 02:37 PM
E_Henry_Thripshaws_Disease     
the bus killed the bedroom that was driven by a 6 year old porch, got it?

01 Dec 2012 02:39 PM
Weatherkiss     

offmymeds: WTF? I submitted this same story from the same source several days ago. Is it the $5/mo? Is that it?


Did you submit it with a headline that was written correctly? Sometimes I think they greenlight poorly written headlines just so we'll come in and make fun of it.

But it's in really poor taste. There's nothing funny about converted bus-shaped boy bedrooms crashing into six.

01 Dec 2012 02:40 PM
mekki     
So, the bedroom was killed? How was the bedroom even alive then? Was it one of those Pee Wee's Playhouse type rooms where all the furniture talks.

01 Dec 2012 02:41 PM
offmymeds     

Weatherkiss: offmymeds: WTF? I submitted this same story from the same source several days ago. Is it the $5/mo? Is that it?

Did you submit it with a headline that was written correctly? Sometimes I think they greenlight poorly written headlines just so we'll come in and make fun of it.

But it's in really poor taste. There's nothing funny about converted bus-shaped boy bedrooms crashing into six.


Just checked and the source was the Mail Online. Sorry about that. My headline was:

Bus crashes into Long Island bedroom of two young boys, killing one. "The bus kind of fell on my brother . . . he fell down and got squished" 

/"sad" tag

01 Dec 2012 02:47 PM
Weatherkiss     

E_Henry_Thripshaws_Disease: the bus killed the bedroom that was driven by a 6 year old porch, got it?


Where was the 6 year old porch driving the bedroom to when it was killed by a bus?

01 Dec 2012 02:47 PM
Weatherkiss     

offmymeds: Weatherkiss: offmymeds: WTF? I submitted this same story from the same source several days ago. Is it the $5/mo? Is that it?

Did you submit it with a headline that was written correctly? Sometimes I think they greenlight poorly written headlines just so we'll come in and make fun of it.

But it's in really poor taste. There's nothing funny about converted bus-shaped boy bedrooms crashing into six.

Just checked and the source was the Mail Online. Sorry about that. My headline was:

Bus crashes into Long Island bedroom of two young boys, killing one. "The bus kind of fell on my brother . . . he fell down and got squished" 

/"sad" tag


Okay, yeah. That was not only sad, but betterly-written.

01 Dec 2012 02:49 PM
Virulency     
Sooo lesson learned I have to bus proof my house or use bus repellant?

01 Dec 2012 02:49 PM
E_Henry_Thripshaws_Disease     
Where was the 6 year old porch driving the bedroom to when it was killed by a bus?

Joisey

01 Dec 2012 02:54 PM
badhatharry    [TotalFark]  
An illegal bedroom. How did we let our government get so out of control?

/rhetorical question. I know the answer. It's for our own safety. And our money.

01 Dec 2012 02:54 PM
Cargo     

d23: If your house is hit by a bus then it's obviously your own fault. You chose to buy that house or you made bad life decisions that meant you had to. See? It's so obvious.


Sorry, folks, but this is absolutely true. Had this been a legitimate bus crash, the porch would have been able to stop the kid from getting killed.

01 Dec 2012 02:57 PM
Zeb Hesselgresser     
I thought this was funny:
There's nothing funny about converted bus-shaped boy bedrooms crashing into six.

But then I read this:
Where was the 6 year old porch driving the bedroom to when it was killed by a bus? 

you should win something

01 Dec 2012 03:02 PM
A Shambling Mound     

Your Average Witty Fark User: A Shambling Mound: This is important. If they had applied for and received the appropriate permits they wouldn't be now hearing that the conversion was not permitted. Which changes everything, of course.

Wait, what?

/dealing with construction permits right now
//doesn't matter what state or city you're in
///f*ck those guys. In the ear. With a permit.

How the fark do you know the current residents are responsible for the conversion? Fark you. In the ear. With a broken beer bottle.


I don't.

I also don't have any idea what you think I was trying to say but I have a strong suspicion it has nothing whatsoever to do with what I actually said.

The body of my post was sarcastic mocking of an article that says nothing of worth whatsoever and my slashies were intended to indicate my intense dislike of the pants-on-head retarded permitting process for recon of existing structures within my municipality.

Don't hurt yourself with that bottle. It's sharp.

01 Dec 2012 03:09 PM
Gunny Walker     
I heard they promptly converted the bus into a bathroom.

01 Dec 2012 03:19 PM
ScotterOtter     
The law doesn't work that way. For example, if I'm at fault in a car accident with an unlicensed driver. It doesn't suddenly become the other guys fault because he wasn't supposed to be driving.

01 Dec 2012 03:23 PM
LemSkroob     

Ima4nic8or:

More importantly, what business is it of the city if you convert YOUR OWN porch to a bedroom? That is the homeowners call. Screw the permit requirements. Government needs to get the heck out of peoples lives and quit being so unnecessarily intrusive.


Right. Take a street that was designed for a certain number of residents, and then just pack em in beyond that. Who needs adequate sewer, water, electrical, and gas service?????

and its OK if the school up the street has 40 kids in a class, right?


/Zoning. Its not there to screw you.

01 Dec 2012 03:25 PM
Bathia_Mapes    [TotalFark]  

offmymeds: story


Actually this is a followup to the original story.

01 Dec 2012 03:27 PM
Hector Remarkable     
As long as my Just World Syndrome is satisfied. I needs me my cognitive bias.

01 Dec 2012 03:34 PM
Prey4reign    [TotalFark]  
Bus was driven by a member of the Puerto Rican Liberation Front -- 11/28 Never Forget!

01 Dec 2012 03:36 PM
Mija     

Ima4nic8or: The fact that the porch was converted from a porch to a bedroom without a permit has no relevance, unless you are telling me that as a result of a permit applicaction the city would have said "no, you cant convert it to a bedroom. A bus might crash into it and kill a kid." I have no doubt they would have said no to such a conversion but I find it highly improbable that concerns about a vehicle hitting the house and killing the occupant of the bedroom would have entered into the equation at all.

This is just one of those shiatty things that happens in life. The kid may just as well have been killed by a plane falling into his bedroom in the back of the house, or if the bus had more momentum and he were in a different spot, killing him in the front room.

More importantly, what business is it of the city if you convert YOUR OWN porch to a bedroom? That is the homeowners call. Screw the permit requirements. Government needs to get the heck out of peoples lives and quit being so unnecessarily intrusive.


When I buy or rent i don't want to worry that people can do whatever they want to a house without any codes. Building codes are a public safety issue. Your libertarian world is a place like Haiti. You see how that goes in an earthquake. If you want to live in sh@thole ghetto you have the whole third world to choose from.

01 Dec 2012 03:49 PM
rnatalie    [TotalFark]  
Stupid! Stupid!
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01 Dec 2012 04:12 PM
vrax     

ScotterOtter: The law doesn't work that way. For example, if I'm at fault in a car accident with an unlicensed driver. It doesn't suddenly become the other guys fault because he wasn't supposed to be driving.


Of course, that's the way it should work.

01 Dec 2012 04:15 PM
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