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28 Jan 2013 12:00 PM   |   19744 clicks   |   The Cambridge Chronicle
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Sybarite    [TotalFark]  
They really shouldn't put those so close together.

28 Jan 2013 10:32 AM
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MaudlinMutantMollusk    [TotalFark]  
Surprise!

28 Jan 2013 10:37 AM
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CruiserTwelve    [TotalFark]  
I hope the trunk monkey was okay.

28 Jan 2013 11:03 AM
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xanadian    [TotalFark]  
The car was destroyed but the woman, a nurse from Winchester Hospital, was not hurt.

That's what ya get, lady, for f*cking up the needle sticking thingee on a mob boss...

28 Jan 2013 11:35 AM
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xanadian    [TotalFark]  

CruiserTwelve: I hope the trunk monkey was okay.


Acetylene monkey, not so much.

/I'm betting the BF is gonna get a talking-to

28 Jan 2013 11:36 AM
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Fubini     
I gotta say, of all the ways your car can suddenly and irreversibly become destroyed, accidental detonation sounds like the coolest.

28 Jan 2013 11:54 AM
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Lionel Mandrake    [TotalFark]  
Vehicle explosion at BJ's in Stoneham

Wow.  That's one hell of a BJ

/wait, what?

28 Jan 2013 12:01 PM
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soopey     
And this is one reason you never put tanks of combustible gas inside a vehicle.

28 Jan 2013 12:02 PM
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Snapper Carr    [TotalFark]  
Krieger: Press that red button.
Archer: Is it going to kill everyone?
Krieger: Press that blue button.

28 Jan 2013 12:04 PM
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Xai     
I bet the husband was all 'wow honey, just imagine if you had been stood right infront of it when it had gone off' ... 'like you were supposed to'

28 Jan 2013 12:05 PM
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cgraves67     
Likelihood of insurance fraud?

28 Jan 2013 12:06 PM
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dukeblue219     
I want to see this on Mythbusters. Not because I don't believe it happened, but just because I like when they blow stuff up.

28 Jan 2013 12:07 PM
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untaken_name     

Xai: I bet the husband was all 'wow honey, just imagine if you had been stood right infront of it when it had gone off' ... 'like you were supposed to'


This.

28 Jan 2013 12:07 PM
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jfarkinB     
In other news, Farker reaching for "story link" button apparently presses "multiple popunders" instead.

Yeah, I'd forgotten to turn blocking back on, but fark that site anyhow.

28 Jan 2013 12:08 PM
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The Beatings Will Continue Until Morale Improves     
Did she survive because there was an extra plate of steel under the driver's seat?

28 Jan 2013 12:09 PM
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Hebjamn     
Didn't James Bond have a Lotus with this feature?

28 Jan 2013 12:12 PM
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farm machine     
Did that take care of the junk in her trunk?

28 Jan 2013 12:12 PM
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d23    [TotalFark]  
It's a BJ explosion!

Fun was had by all.

28 Jan 2013 12:14 PM
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sandbar67     

farm machine: Did that take care of the junk in her trunk?


Came for a "junk in the trunk" reference. Thank you my friend, leaving satiated.

28 Jan 2013 12:19 PM
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Arkanaut     

CruiserTwelve: I hope the trunk monkey was okay.


Oh no! Chim-Chim!

28 Jan 2013 12:21 PM
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FatherChaos     
The bomb squad determined the cause of the blast was an accidental vapor explosion.

images.sodahead.com

28 Jan 2013 12:22 PM
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snocone    [TotalFark]  

soopey: And this is one reason you never put tanks of combustible gas inside a vehicle.


Oh, that goes in the "I should Not Have Done That" column?
This one time, at Propane Tank Camp, we,,,,

28 Jan 2013 12:25 PM
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KrispyKritter    [TotalFark]  

soopey: And this is one reason you never put tanks of combustible gas inside a vehicle.


was kinda wondering if maybe there aren't some rules of safety ding-a-ling boyfriend ignored. whenever you see this equipment on work rigs it is open air, chained in place.

28 Jan 2013 12:26 PM
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bugmn99     
But enough about Christa McAuliffe!

/aisle seat
//yes, I know what today is

28 Jan 2013 12:27 PM
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Citrate1007     
Pretty sure it's illegal to transport those tanks like that......it is in my state at least.

28 Jan 2013 12:33 PM
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Epicedion    [TotalFark]  

Sybarite: They really shouldn't put those so close together.


tos.trekcore.com

28 Jan 2013 12:36 PM
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Nem Wan     
You should always press the remote trunk release while walking away from your car and looking like you could give a fark, just in case.

28 Jan 2013 12:37 PM
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C0rf     

bugmn99: //yes, I know what today is


www.filmladd.com

Aisle seat? Hell, you get the job driving the bus.

28 Jan 2013 12:38 PM
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lookandsee     
I hope the elephant didn't have to pay extra. Poor guy.

28 Jan 2013 12:40 PM
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CAPTIAN SLAPPY     
Everywhere I have ever gone that sells tanks for welding has the greatest pictures of blown up cars mounted on the wall warning that you do not put them in enclosed areas and never inside a car So I am sure it was a simple mistake on the boyfriends part- how could he have known?

28 Jan 2013 12:43 PM
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snocone    [TotalFark]  

CAPTIAN SLAPPY: Everywhere I have ever gone that sells tanks for welding has the greatest pictures of blown up cars mounted on the wall warning that you do not put them in enclosed areas and never inside a car So I am sure it was a simple mistake on the boyfriends part- how could he have known?


Blind welder?

28 Jan 2013 12:48 PM
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BitwiseShift     
Standing close and getting your car blown up by the "accidental" actions of a friend, getting your car blown up by an enemy, and getting your car blown up by terrorists is all about the same -- except that the terrorists won't try to kill you a second time by negligence or on purpose.

28 Jan 2013 12:49 PM
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Doc_Gerbil    [TotalFark]  
I am struggling to come up with something involving propane and propane accessories, but I don't care enough.

I am happy to put the idea out there though.

28 Jan 2013 12:54 PM
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JohnnyRebel88     
I believe this needs a "Lucky" or "Scary" tag, not a "Cool" one.

If I join TotalFark after 10 years of refusing to give in, would I be able to make proper changes? No? I think I am fine...

There also needs to be a "Ballsy" tag for the individual who tries to attempt something awesomely foolish, but fails. For example, stealing 65k worth of wings.

28 Jan 2013 12:55 PM
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Embden.Meyerhof     

Xai: I bet the husband was all 'wow honey, just imagine if you had been stood right infront of it when it had gone off' ... 'like you were supposed to'



Two men were discussing their married lives when one mentioned that he was a 3-time widower:

"Oh, I'm so sorry, what happened?"

"Well, my first wife died when her car exploded."

"That's terrible, what about your second wife?"

"She died when her car exploded as well".

"Jeez, that's awful luck. What about your 3rd wife?"

"She died from a caved-in head".

"What, How?"

"She wouldn't open the trunk of her car".

28 Jan 2013 12:58 PM
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pseydtonne     

Lionel Mandrake: Vehicle explosion at BJ's in Stoneham
Wow.  That's one hell of a BJ


Yeah, but they were better when Stoneham still had Jerry Jingle's.

No, I am not making up the name of that ice cream stand. I used to live in the neighborhood. When I wanted to tell locals how to get to my place, I'd say "take Fellsway East over to where Jerry Jingle's used to be and bang a right where you'd normally bang a left to get to Stone Zoo."

And no, the Stone Zoo is not a petrified game farm. One of my best friends, a Harvard man mind you, was so let down when he learned it was just the north shore branch of the Franklin Park Zoo named for the town it's in.

/these tales make no effing sense at all now that I live in Los Angeles. Wicked bummer.

28 Jan 2013 12:58 PM
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dk47     
Holy hell that would be awesome.

28 Jan 2013 01:02 PM
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edmo    [TotalFark]  
Plumbers?

Sounds like they're getting an early start on 2016

28 Jan 2013 01:03 PM
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SanjiSasuke     

dukeblue219: I want to see this on Mythbusters. Not because I don't believe it happened, but just because I like when they blow stuff up.


I think they did one similar to it, from Russia. It was mentioned in one of the viewers specials, and they didn't expect it to explode, then when it did they couldn't use it for a regular episode. The question was something like "did you ever have a myth confirmed so fast you couldn't show it?".

28 Jan 2013 01:03 PM
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DROxINxTHExWIND    [TotalFark]  
The boyfriend of the car owner, who works for an HVAC company, had welding equipment inside the car. Investigators believe vapors ignited from acetylene tanks in the truck. It is believed there may have been a leak from that tank.


Anybody know the results of her last pregnancy test?

28 Jan 2013 01:04 PM
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bhcompy     

FatherChaos: The bomb squad determined the cause of the blast was an accidental vapor explosion.

[images.sodahead.com image 300x230]


More like:

The bomb squad determined the cause of the blast was an accidental vapor explosion. Investigators said the use of the car's remote unlocking device ignited vapors from plumber's equipment inside the vehicle.

The boyfriend of the car owner, who works for an HVAC company, had welding equipment inside the car. Investigators believe vapors ignited from acetylene tanks in the truck. It is believed there may have been a leak from that tank.


momocrats.typepad.com

28 Jan 2013 01:14 PM
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boyvoyeur     
It looks like the car farted

28 Jan 2013 01:19 PM
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Wangiss     
Came for woman driver jokes. Leaving meh-ified. So I'll drop a Mitch:

I once drove for 15 miles with my emergency brake on. Now, I know that doesn't say much for me.
But it also doesn't say much for my EMERGENCY BRAKE.

28 Jan 2013 01:23 PM
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lenfromak    [TotalFark]  

soopey: And this is one reason you never put tanks of combustible gas inside a vehicle.


Exactly. The place where I used to buy CO2 for the kegerator made me put even that on the roof rack.

TFA wanted to say trunk, but had truck instead.

28 Jan 2013 01:25 PM
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Marcintosh     

Citrate1007: Pretty sure it's illegal to transport those tanks like that......it is in my state at least.


but you can buy a gun at a gun show with no background check? -

amidoinitright?

priorities people, priorities

28 Jan 2013 01:26 PM
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chende1     
"What are synonyms for Santorum?", Alex.

28 Jan 2013 01:28 PM
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towatchoverme     

unchellmatt: Women reaching for the trunk release button? The article says only one was involved.


THESE

28 Jan 2013 01:29 PM
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bhcompy     

Marcintosh: Citrate1007: Pretty sure it's illegal to transport those tanks like that......it is in my state at least.

but you can buy a gun at a gun show with no background check? -

amidoinitright?

priorities people, priorities


False equivalence. Nice.. nice.

28 Jan 2013 01:29 PM
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universebetween     

Xai: I bet the husband was all 'wow honey, just imagine if you had been stood right infront of it when it had gone off' ... 'like you were supposed to'


exactly.

28 Jan 2013 01:31 PM
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TheDirtyNacho     

Wangiss: Came for woman driver jokes. Leaving meh-ified. So I'll drop a Mitch:

I once drove for 15 miles with my emergency brake on. Now, I know that doesn't say much for me.
But it also doesn't say much for my EMERGENCY BRAKE.


meh, no manufacturer calls it the 'emergency brake'. it's called the parking brake because it's only useful for preventing a slow roll. It would be useless in a real moving emergency, or if you're unlucky, cause a dangerous fish tail.

28 Jan 2013 01:33 PM
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