People getting stuck on freshly tarred street


37 Responses to “People getting stuck on freshly tarred street”

  1. nehpetsE says:

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

  2. klenow says:

    So who’s the jerk that just stood there and videotaped it for the lulz?

  3. wylkyn says:

    Hope they didn’t have to have it re-tarred.

  4. Lt DirtyFreq says:

    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 $$

  5. Anonymous says:

    Since an alcoholic is addicted to alcohol, a chocoholic is addicted to chocohol.

  6. Lucifer says:

    In Soviet Russia, street crosses YOU!

  7. dross1260 says:

    Damn ACME trucks!

  8. KevinC says:

    “Like flypaper for humans.” – PeoplePaper.

  9. Phikus says:

    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

  10. farkinga says:


    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!

  11. gollux says:

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

  12. nehpetsE says:

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

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

  13. jahknow says:

    Russian I.Q. test?

  14. KitWorks says:

    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?

  15. FreakCitySF says:

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

  16. jsauter says:

    I believe the layer of tar it to assist in bonding the asphalt that later goes on.

  17. Anonymous says:

    Brer Rabbit just watches and nods.

  18. JJR1971 says:

    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?

  19. Anonymous says:

    I’ll take “How stupid can you be?” for 500, Alex.

  20. mellowknees says:

    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.

  21. KurtMac says:

    @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.

  22. dculberson says:

    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?

  23. Anonymous says:

    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!

  24. mkultra says:

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

  25. Anonymous says:

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

  26. DelicateFlower says:

    #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.

  27. C White says:

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

  28. Phikus says:

    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

  29. Phikus says:

    What I would give to see a truck carrying feathers to spill over there.

  30. Beanolini says:

    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.”

  31. Anonymous says:

    Sweet, another layer of defense against zombies!

  32. Genn says:

    #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!

  33. Anonymous says:

    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.

  34. Anonymous says:

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

  35. usonia says:

    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.

  36. murray says:

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

  37. arlopickens says:

    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

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