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Monday, November 26, 2012

Sing It With Me!

It sucks to be you, it sucks to be you
I've wandered around, finally found somebody who
It sucks to be yoooouuuu...

This poor SOB is NEVER going to hear the end of this mistake...

Officials: Worker Punctured Gas Line, Causing Strip Club Explosion
SPRINGFIELD (CBS) — Authorities in western Massachusetts announced on Saturday that human error was to blame for a blast that leveled a strip club, damaged 42 buildings, and injured 21 people in Springfield’s entertainment district.
State Fire Marshal Stephen Coan said a gas company worker responding to reports of a gas leak punctured a pipe that eventually led to a massive explosion.
In the annals of "don't be THAT guy", blowing up the local strip club has got to be at or near the very top of the list of things NOT to do if you want to remain popular. Now, as it turns out, he got really lucky - no one got killed in an explosion that literally leveled a building - so it's easier to laugh about this. Over a dozen people were injured, though, so it's not an entirely laughing matter.

But there's just something about a gas worker blowing up a strip club that's just begging for a punchline, no?

That is all.

8 comments:

Mopar said...

I call BS. First off, if the metal gas line was in such bad shape a probe punctured it when pushed into the ground by hand, then it was in too poor condition to be carrying natural gas in the first place. Second, if the dude was probing for a gas leak and punctured the line, he just found a gas leak. His meter/alarm should have indicated it since the probe was right there in the gas.

Wally said...

When I heard the story, I somehow assumed it was The Lamplighter....

Old NFO said...

+1 on Mopar's comment... something fishy there...

Robert said...

My first thought for a punch line was "Now THAT'S Entertainment!"

Daniel in Brookline said...

Oh, man. I think I remember that strip club, back from my UMass days.

Ed said...

Back in my UMass/Boston days, my Calculus class was in the SAME building as a strip club. Boston's Combat Zone was part of the campus. Going through the wrong doorway that first day of class was a real eye opener.

Anonymous said...

I just pissed myself a little......

Anonymous said...

I agree with the fish-smellers. For the probe to break a cast iron line? Either its a lot different from what my local gas co. uses, or the line must have had a force-field to keep the higher pressure gas inside. Or someone screwed up royally and is trying to find a "good" explanation.

LittleRed1