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#21 Bingo

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Posted 23 July 2014 - 06:03 AM

I saw the craziest thing today. I was on the corner of Meares and Quadra when I heard this "CROKKKCrashhh". I looked over and a massive Garry Oak limb broke off a tree in Pioneer Square and fell to the ground. The limb was as big as a tree--it was over a foot in diameter. Anyone resting underneath would have been crushed.

 

The dry weather can open up cracks in the crotch of trees, causing branches to weaken and fall.  A "CROKKKCrashhh" is typical for Garry Oaks, which is better than hearing Aaargh!, which identifies a different type of crotch problem.



#22 aastra

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Posted 23 July 2014 - 09:57 AM

So if "CROKKKCrashhh" is immediately followed by "Aaargh" and no one is around to make a video of it, does the $10,000 prize make a sound?


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#23 Holden West

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Posted 23 July 2014 - 10:22 AM

I admit, the first people on scene whipped out their phone cams. I'm pretty sure nobody was underneath. If there was I would have made front page of Reddit. Oh, yeah, then I'd be sure to call the ambulance.

 

I hate when people on the news are describing a huge plane crash or tornado and they say they heard a "crash". Really? C'mon, use some imagination. You don't have to be Don Martin but at least make an effort.


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#24 Bingo

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Posted 23 July 2014 - 10:33 AM

I admit, the first people on scene whipped out their phone cams. I'm pretty sure nobody was underneath. If there was I would have made front page of Reddit. Oh, yeah, then I'd be sure to call the ambulance.

 

I hate when people on the news are describing a huge plane crash or tornado and they say they heard a "crash". Really? C'mon, use some imagination. You don't have to be Don Martin but at least make an effort.

 

"Snap Ploobadoof" works for me.



#25 Mike K.

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Posted 23 July 2014 - 10:34 AM

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#26 Bingo

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Posted 23 July 2014 - 10:44 AM

Like this?

 

 

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#27 Holden West

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Posted 23 July 2014 - 11:00 AM

^Exactly. The description was more violent than the actual crash.

 

In other news, for any City of Victoria employees just joining us, THERE'S A FRICKIN' TREE CRASHED IN PIONEER SQUARE.


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"Beaver, ahoy!""The bridge is like a magnet, attracting both pedestrians and over 30,000 vehicles daily who enjoy the views of Victoria's harbour. The skyline may change, but "Big Blue" as some call it, will always be there."
-City of Victoria website, 2009

#28 Holden West

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Posted 23 July 2014 - 12:11 PM

City crews are on the scene turning the mighty oak limb into firewood. If you want a handout, hustle over and ask nicely.


"Beaver, ahoy!""The bridge is like a magnet, attracting both pedestrians and over 30,000 vehicles daily who enjoy the views of Victoria's harbour. The skyline may change, but "Big Blue" as some call it, will always be there."
-City of Victoria website, 2009

#29 Bingo

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Posted 23 July 2014 - 03:58 PM

City crews are on the scene turning the mighty oak limb into firewood.

 

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