People getting stuck on freshly tarred street

Like flypaper for humans. (Via Arbroath)


  1. Hahaha!

    Although this should be more sobering than it actually is. Thousands – perhaps millions – of dinosaurs died this way.

    People, learn from the reptiles!! Do you want to become a skeleton in some future-museum? Arrogant future-punks with six tentacles and googley eyes will mock your reconstructed, fossilized skeleton.

    There is no guarantee you will be displayed in the proper upright-standing posture that you currently enjoy. Remember – always remember – the shameful example of the Tyrannosaurus Rex, once the king of carnivorous dinosaurs, now displayed in an uncomfortable and perhaps anatomically inaccurate vertical-more-than-horizontal posture.

    My people! I urge you! Take heed when it comes to tar pits! We have been through this once before. Leave your skeleton somewhere else!

  2. This is THE best, most perfect illustration of schadenfreude i’ve seen all week!

    (or do the Russians have a different word for it?)

  3. The first person, ok, I can see. Why did everyone else get stuck? I’d think most people would, you know, avoid the sticky tar?

  4. What’s with tar on the street? Tar is for rooftops and asphalt is for streets? right?

  5. I wonder if the pedestrians were given a detour or adequate warning to plan a different route? Or did the city authorities just go to work without telling anyone, and this was the result?

  6. that was better than a unicorn chaser. It’s the kind of thing that would happen to me and would be emberassing at the time and uproariously hilarious later. thank you.

  7. @11 It looks like a major crosswalk on a busy street, so perhaps there was no suitable detour. If they were considerate they could have scheduled the tar-job at an off-peak time though.

    Also, it appears the workers are unfamiliar with the advantages of closing the road you are working on, since you can clearly see that the road is open to traffic as well, smooshing up the tar with tire tracks.

    It also brings to mind the advantages of wearing footwear that is tied securely to your feet.

  8. I think it’s hilarious.

    Klenow, obviously they knew the danger, otherwise they wouldn’t be ineffectively prancing across the street. They just chose to risk it instead of walking around.

    I kept thinking: “Get some practical footwear, people!!” Since when does a flap of rubber or leather with a strap over the top represent a good thing to “protect” your feet with?

  9. There was even a sign on both sides of the street warning of fresh tar. People are so f-ing stupid. I’m glad I was born a human/alien hybrid with superior brain power. You won’t find me in one of these videos. Moracloo!hahahahah!

  10. With posts like this, we’re going to have to change your name to “Mark Schadenfreudenfelder”.

  11. Note how the women in high heeled shoes, long considered nature’s most impractical shoe, had no problem.

  12. #5 Farkinga: If you are referring the famed La Brea Tar Pits, actually no dinosaurs have ever been found there. The skeletons found there are of extinct mammals, like the saber-toothed cats and mammoths, from at the end of the Pleistocene Epoch. The oldest fossil found is about 40,000 years old, only a couple of hundred million years younger than the dinosaurs.

    Sorry to be pedantic about this, but it’s a pet peeve.

  13. I am reminded of the opening sequence of the Tintin book “The Shooting Star”… (without the giant asteroid heading towards Earth, of course)

  14. Come down heah to Texas where the 105 degree heat melts the street like this. You’ve got plenty of time. It will be this way through September. ;D

  15. These people are not stupid they are just having fun although I hope they know they aren’t going to get the tar off of their shoes any time soon.

  16. I see a lot of people defending the stupidity of these people. Come on, they’re stupid. No excuses.

    I just re-read your comment in the voice of the Comic Book Guy from the Simpsons. Something about gently passive aggressive pedantry gets me every time.

  18. yeah Phikus, because the only thing funnier than half a lynching is a whole lynching!

  19. With people getting their shoes torn apart & left behind, wouldn’t that just mean they have to go back & RE-PAVE the place all over again? Wasted $$

  20. Nehpetse@~28: That’s a fine line you’re walkin’ but I’m tarred of the debate. It’s not my ass’phalt this sort of thing used to happen. Can you show me any concrete evidence it still does? Word on the street says this kind of gutter thinking gets us on the road to nowhere fast. Please try to curb such remarks in the future. ;D

  21. #1 Klenow: What would you have had him do? Walk out there and get stuck with them? Is that what you would do?

  22. The tagline under the video makes me think of a quote that I think is from the Simpsons, “I’m like a chocoholic, but for alcohol”

    flypaper for people

  23. Wait for the gravel trucks to come by before crossing the road for reduced tack level.

  24. It’s the Boston Molasses Flood all over again.

    “Rescuers found it difficult to make their way through the syrup to help the victims. It took four days before they stopped searching for victims; many dead were so glazed over in molasses, they were hard to recognize.”

  25. #5 FARKINGA You made my day! Hilarious!

    Isn’t it stupid to go to the people who stuck and stuck with them? Darwin’s theory working!

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