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Re: Stupid is as stupid does
« Reply #200 on: October 02, 2020, 11:15:04 pm »
Thanks.......I just invested another hour of my life watching videos of trucks hitting that bridge.   :'(

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Re: Stupid is as stupid does
« Reply #201 on: October 03, 2020, 05:12:32 am »
Thanks.......I just invested another hour of my life watching videos of trucks hitting that bridge.   :'(




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Re: Stupid is as stupid does
« Reply #202 on: October 03, 2020, 05:30:26 am »
Thanks.......I just invested another hour of my life watching videos of trucks hitting that bridge.   :'(

LOL!  Me too!  I don't know why I found it so interesting.
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Re: Stupid is as stupid does
« Reply #203 on: October 03, 2020, 06:10:55 am »
No point in putting signs or detectors farther back. The stoopids won't see those either.
Their best bet would be to fit serrated teeth to the bridge instead.  :rotflmao:
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Re: Stupid is as stupid does
« Reply #204 on: October 05, 2020, 04:53:28 am »
Maybe they need to invest in one of those contraptions you see at rental places at airports.  You know, the ones with the teeth that cause the tires to puncture.  It be better to have punctured tires than a damaged railroad bridge or the top of a truck sheared off.  Of course, it would not stop the entertainment value as the morons driving those over height vehicles would come to a complete stop after the saw blades shredded the tires.
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Re: Stupid is as stupid does
« Reply #205 on: October 05, 2020, 08:32:48 am »
I think they did put in a 'bridge protector'. It is not serrated but it is pretty stout and more than a match for most things on most vehicles that tall. Sure there could be the occasional piece of heavy equipment traveling by trailer but those people are smarter than the average bear.

That bridge has its own website: 11foot8.com

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No point in putting signs or detectors farther back. The stoopids won't see those either.
Their best bet would be to fit serrated teeth to the bridge instead.  :rotflmao:
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Re: Stupid is as stupid does
« Reply #206 on: October 05, 2020, 11:51:45 am »
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Re: Stupid is as stupid does
« Reply #207 on: October 05, 2020, 02:37:57 pm »
Maybe they need to invest in one of those contraptions you see at rental places at airports.  You know, the ones with the teeth that cause the tires to puncture.  It be better to have punctured tires than a damaged railroad bridge or the top of a truck sheared off.  Of course, it would not stop the entertainment value as the morons driving those over height vehicles would come to a complete stop after the saw blades shredded the tires.

But they could get under the bridge if their tires were flat. Kudos on your problem solving skills, Jim.
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Re: Stupid is as stupid does
« Reply #208 on: October 05, 2020, 09:05:03 pm »
For even more time-wasting, here's one of my favorite collision videos, the F-4 Phantom jet into the concrete block at 480 MPH.  Nuthin' but dust:


https://duckduckgo.com/?t=ffab&q=f-4+phantom+jet+into+concrete+barrier&iax=videos&ia=videos&iai=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.youtube.com%2Fwatch%3Fv%3DRZjhxuhTmGk

Getting paid to do this kind of stuff is my dream job, but I guess I am just not qualified to push the big red button (I'd actually do it for free).
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Re: Stupid is as stupid does
« Reply #209 on: October 06, 2020, 05:47:12 am »
But they could get under the bridge if their tires were flat. Kudos on your problem solving skills, Jim.


Didn't think of that aspect.... :rotflmao:
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Re: Stupid is as stupid does
« Reply #210 on: October 08, 2020, 02:14:33 pm »
"any of you have the job of cleaning up a drive in movie theater at three in the morning?"


I did when I was a teenager. You are correct in your description of the clean up. I learned quickly not to venture near the back rows.  :D
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Re: Stupid is as stupid does
« Reply #211 on: October 09, 2020, 09:39:25 am »
"any of you have the job of cleaning up a drive in movie theater at three in the morning?"


I did when I was a teenager. You are correct in your description of the clean up. I learned quickly not to venture near the back rows.  :D

So you must of had help then, I didn't. Back rows had less light but twice the "stuff". Still, you have my condolences for that part of your life.

Every once in awhile they'd have an all night spaghetti western marathon, I actually got to sleep in and go clean up at 9 AM. Apparently westerns
do not inspire protected love making nor baby poop, it was always the easiest cleanup despite the improved lighting showing every little piece of litter that
was surely missed during the night time cleanings.

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Re: Stupid is as stupid does
« Reply #212 on: October 09, 2020, 10:56:56 am »
My first real tax-paying job was working for a janitorial service.  One of my jobs was cleaning a restaurant after-hours.  While certainly not as bad as what the drive-in theater guys are describing, if you ever had to clean a restaurant kitchen, you'd really, really think twice about eating in a restaurant again.  I certainly never went to THAT place to eat.
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Re: Stupid is as stupid does
« Reply #213 on: October 12, 2020, 03:22:48 am »
I used to work in an American themed bar in Brussels, Belgium. Owner was American, staff were mostly American or British, customers were about 50% American/British/Australian/South African/New Zealander and the other 50% Belgian and a mix of every nationality under the sun.

After one particularly long night (we didn't close until 06:00 sometimes) I went to clean the toilets and found someone had punched a hole in the drywall.
On closer investigation I saw something unexpected in the gap so went to get a flashlight. In between the drywall and the outside brick wall there were 100's of needles. It turns out druggies had been using our bathrooms to shoot up, then standing on the toilet to drop their used needles over the top of the drywall where there was a gap between it and the ceiling.

The owner went batsh!t when he found out. He was very anti-drug.
We ended up with the drug squad placing cameras outside and inside the bar (no, not in the bathrooms) and then one night they pounced and arrested 15 people. 4 went to jail for dealing and the rest got busted for possession. After that the druggies seemed to move on to another bar.
We ended up with Stainless steel sheet walls and ceiling in the bathrooms and very bright lights.
Cleaning out those needles was a job I was dreading but the drug squad did it for us so they could do forensic tests.  ;D

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Re: Stupid is as stupid does
« Reply #214 on: October 12, 2020, 09:48:25 am »
On some nights cleaning the toilets made me  :pukeface:. Often the women's toilets were the worst!
Some people just need putting out of our misery!

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Before I was elevated in my career path to Drive-in-Theater grounds maintenance, I worked at an urban gas station.
All too often it was my turn to clean the restrooms, much less preferred than changing oil. I agree the Ladies room was much worse.
In a more rural environment the bathrooms are mostly used for what they were intended to be used for because the users are
usually many miles from their own bathrooms. However in the city most are not that far from their own bathrooms
and thus they get used more for stuff that they were not intended for...sex, illegal drug administering and sales, blood and
knife/gunshot wound cleanup, emergency underwear removal because of unintended fecal matter release while driving...etc. Why they usually
went to the ladies room for these things I'll never know. The men's room? While initially cleaner looking upon entering, soon
after entering the men's room the smell of urine was overwhelming. Apparently the majority of guys don't or can't aim very well.  ::)  ???