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Wednesday, July 23, 2008 :::

A Tale of Two Fails

I drive by this stupid railing nearly every day, and nearly every day I dream that real life had a photoshop "skew" transformation function so that I could fix it with the click my mouse:

I don't know what idiot installed it, but he clearly has no remedial concept of structural stability. I should set up a video camera to capture the eventual/comical collapse on the day when some poor old lady relies a little too heavily on this deathtrap for support.

And speaking of bad ideas in my very own neighborhood, this is perhaps not the best idea for a personalized license plate:

That driver better be a teetotaller, otherwise he's just askin' for it. It's a good thing "Drunk & Speeding" is too long to fit on a license plate.

Or is this supposed to be like the sedan version of The Scarlet Letter?

::: posted by dan at 8:02 AM :: [ link ] :: (6) comments Social Bookmark Button

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there are many things wrong with that first picture. like the bottom step. that shit would get me everytime. my parents' pool has the same bastard bottom step that isn't as high as the rest.

down with bad math skills.

By Anonymous sarah, at 1:35 PM  

I've looked at the railing picture for about 2 minutes and can't really tell what's going on in the picture. Is the railing held up with some kind of hook?

By Blogger Rob, at 11:53 AM  

rob, the railing is at a completely different angle than the stairs.

By Anonymous sarah, at 10:53 AM  

Maybe this railing is supposed to be a comment on the de-evolution of man. You start off at the top of the staircase all upright, supported by a railing at the correct hip-high height. But as you go down the steps into our crazy world, you slowly become hunched over like our ancient ancestor Lucy, struggling to walk on two legs and supported only by this ramshackle, lean-to iron structure.

By Blogger Radha, at 11:33 AM  

Duh. Thanks Dan.

By Blogger Rob, at 8:09 AM  

RE: the railing. Looks like they stuck it on there just to 'conform" (?) with building code regs.

By Anonymous Anonymous, at 9:39 AM  

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