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That is a serious case of catastrophic tire failure. But then, looking at the tread, maybe it was about time?
I had the same thing happen to me not too long ago. My expensive Michellen tire didn't just go flat, it exploded into a million fragments.Of course since my car is a Ford Explorer I figured it was just part of the SUV experience. I'm surprised to see something similar on a sensible car like a VW Bug. I hope water didn't spill out of the flower pot.
No, but I think a little something spilled out of me...
I think I've been watching too much television. My first horrified thought had to do with NORTH DALLAS teenagers taking exception to your comments...But nahhhh.
OOoooh. I had a similar tire gibbing experience about a year ago on 80/94, which is wall to wall semis. I was in the far left lane with no shoulder on that side and . . . well . . . frankly I don't remember the next 90 seconds or so. Reptile brain got us on to the right shoulder somehow, where the tire was exposed to sunlight and crumbled into dust. Go reptile brain!
The question is...did one of Plano's fine, upstanding citizen's stop to render aid?
No, but I managed to get off the highway and onto a side street, so I was cool. I don't think I looked like I was in trouble, just pissed.
Would anyone believe me if I said that I lost a crown during lunch? Well, not lost, really. I have it right here, it's just not in my mouth.I think I'm going to go home and hide for a while. Assuming I can make it back to Plano in one piece.
Good grief! Rob, the world is telling you to step awaaaay from expensive things. Go straight home and avoid any expensive chairs, couches, or electronic equipment. What are you even doing on a computer, you crazy coot? Next thing you know, the internet will be in teensy little pieces.
No kidding. Although really, it's sort of hard to step away from my teeth.Well, not as hard as it was before lunch, come to think of it...
Had one of those on I-40 in Raleigh, NC, the Wednesday before Thanksgiving. While traveling 65 mph. Fun times.
Keep those tires properly inflated. Underinflated tires are the #1 cause of blowouts. No fun. Glad you and yours are safe and sound, sans one usable tire.
It sucks when the "Go back to bed" shoulder devil decides not to show up for work and just lets you go out into the world as if disaster wasn't poised to strike. Sorry, Rob.
Goodness! Scary!!I'm glad you are okay, even if the tire is not.
I had to look at that picture three times before I realized it wasn't a picture of the Death Star.
Gadzooks!Glad you're safe.
holy crap is right! rob, your luck simply MUST be due to change soon.
Look at the bright side, at least you didn't swallow it and then get an infection from such a foreign object being in your gut.Just thought I'd cheer you up a little bit. What did Schuyler think of your fine piece of tooth?
You know, that reminds me of the commercial for Capitial One or some crap where the guardian angel is following the woman around but not doing anything to stop bad things from happening to her. Not that I believe in guardian angels, but if I did, I'd say yours is on vacation right now.
Jesus, Rob, I'm glad you're okay! Sucks about the tire and the tooth. I hope things look up for you soon!
Damn, boy...you done good...
Just curious Rob...it seems as though darntootin.com has gone the way of the dodo. True? Not true? Perhaps you can fill us in big man. Oh, and what's the hamster situation currently?
Nah, I'm just updating here while I work ont he book, it's less time-consuming to let blogger do the formatting for me. Darn-tootin may end up morphing into something else, but it's not going anywhere.As for the hamsters, not much. I have two little rare white-faced Roborovskiis and one big fat adopted hamster. That's it.
Well, that is an impressive blowout for sure!
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