Padlock can't be opened, firefighters take desperate measures to get past fence


#1

Originally published at: http://boingboing.net/2017/02/02/padlock-cant-be-opened-fire.html


#2

This is Trump’s not-yet-announced fence he is planning to build to replace ineffectual financial regulations…


#3

That was the Captain of the Critical Thinkers Club.


#4

It’s like watching a real-life version of that scene from T2.


#5


#6

I think it was also Mark who originally showed me this :slight_smile:


#7

Does ~15 seconds of a narrow view tell the whole story? There was a (blocking?) tree on the right side where the firemen passed by; perhaps the guy was trying to create more openings for the firefighters (and equipment?) to get through.


#8

Stop trying to ruin our fun…

(There’s one in every crowd)

:wink:


#9

I needed a real LOL today, thank you. :slight_smile:


#10

Okay. I was just anticipating the internet/media blowback this poor schmuck will inevitably we subjected to, and I wanted to get in his corner, for what it’s worth.

I’ll stop right now.
Not one word.
Nope.
Don’t say I didn’t stop.
Because I did.
Did you see me stop?
I stopped.
See?



Notice that I stopped?


#11

more context please. what and why did you stop?


#13

I stopped defending the lock-whacking guy, that to allow others to have fun, fun, fun (even though defending him was fun for me; oh, the sacrifices I make every day).


#14

thanks a lot! all in all it was very fine of you to stop.


but I wonder if the ridiculed guy had good reasons trying to break the lock.


#15

#16

I thought they’d just lift it off the hinges.


#17

If the fire fighters were my dogs, they’d all just stand there waiting for the gate to be opened.

I was fixing the track on our sliding glass door, so I took the non-sliding part off. They stood there, right next to the huge wide open hole, whining to be let out.

It’s a good thing they’re cute.


#18

WE!
HAVE!
RULES!

gates are RULES, dammit!


#19

How are the fire engines going to get through that little slit? Or do they not need them?


#20

http://imgur.com/FU8iyFJ


#21

A guy. A lock. A big bodacious tool.

Something’s bound to happen.