Sauerkraut factory collapses in Ohio


Previously: Man dies, then his mom, then both get eaten by cats


  1. It was on its last legs for years, but when the German football team didn’t make the finals, it couldn’t take the shock.

    1. I think I am in love with you.

      P.S. It is sad that people died in this incident, I must have a black shrivelled heart to hear that news and yet giggle insanely over a picture of a kitteh.

  2. It’s funny because it’s pickled cabbage.

    That stuff is funny, I don’t care /what/ the IRS says.

  3. I’m really disappointed that Boing Boing would run a story about a saurkraut factory collapse that killed 1 and injured several others as if this were just too funny. If you’re so hip and think you’re so “all that” that human life doesn’t mean a thing to you anymore, you’ve got serious problems.

    1. IAWTP. If it had been a transwoman trapped in the rubble, it would have been SRS BIZNESS.

  4. Why does shocked cat have to mean funny? Shocked cat could mean just that – shocked. If you find the shocked cat image funny then that’s your own interpretation I guess.

    1. You win the prize of hyper-rationalization for the whole year: nobody can beat you now.

      No, this was in extremely poor taste. Xeni does sense of humor gravitates around that a lot. It is just a fact of Xeni being who she is. Live with it.

  5. How many thousands of people die every day? Only one died? Yes, it’s terrible for that person, their friends, and their family, but in the larger scheme of things, we can be amused by the idea of a sauerkraut factory at all.

    1. …the wurst news I’ve heard today…

      We’re fortunate to have the web so that we can easily link to the topic.

  6. Mel Brooks defined comedy v. tragedy this way: “Tragedy is when I cut my finger. Comedy is when a man falls down a manhole and dies.” I think this would be much more worthwhile story if there was a description of a LOT of sauerkraut in the mess.

  7. Firmly in the “not funny” camp.

    There was a previous post from almost exactly a year ago (7/8/2009) about a factory worker dying in a vat of chocolate. Also submitted by Xeni (who I generally like, of course). Also not giggle-inducing; same reason.

    What’s up with the similarity of dates? A coincidence?

  8. Shocked kitteh is weak. I’ll be disappointed in the internets if shocked kitteh becomes a meme. It’s just a LOLCAT without the LOL.

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