Truck loads pipes onto unsecured barge, sinks into water


#1

Originally published at: http://boingboing.net/2016/09/22/truck-loads-pipes-onto-unsecur.html


#2

Russia’s having a bad year with pipes.


#3

I knew this was Russian before I saw the Cyrillic letters in the name of the video.


#4

When I didn’t see the driver swimming in the water, I had to re-watch it to make sure that he jumped out before the truck went into the water.


#5

The door opening and the driver bailing is close to getting cropped out of the video… I had to go back and look too.


#6

Holy shit. He really does get blamed for everything!


#7

We were amazed at how calmly the onlookers were treating it. But I guess there’s not a lot you can do about a very heavy load once it starts to go.


#8

The title “Obama snova delayet diversiy” google translates to

“Obama again makes sabotage”.

Which in and of itself is ridiculous enough to be funny.


#9

Perhaps it happens every day where they work.


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#11

Worthy of Buster Keaton.


#12

I’m thinking surely there must be a Russian equivalent to “Dangit, Dan!”


#13

same here!


#14

The audience seems to react more or less like this was all intended.


#15

Russians are famously nonchalant about disasters. Check these blasé reactions to what appears to be the End Of Days:


#16

Capitalists try to disrupt 5-Year Plan to modernize Moscow’s mail delivery system.


#17

I don’t know if that’s phlegmatism, so much as maintaining control of their moving vehicle — as I’m sure even Russian driving schools teach — and being sufficiently far from their phone not to make much of an impression above ambient noise. Certainly the guy near the end seems sufficiently voluble.


#18

Watch the second compilation, it’s not dashcams in motion. And the audio is… louder.


#19

Professional stevedores.


#20

So Russia really is the end-result of like 5 generations of fetal alcohol syndrome, right?