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The Oops List. Enjoy the pure pleasure of the misfortune of others.
posted by srboisvert (23 comments total)

 
OK, how in the hell did this happen? I am sure some of these involved death.
posted by Eekacat at 4:21 PM on April 20, 2005


Eekacat -- f'sure, there is a series in there of the infamous Concorde crash which killed everyone aboard. Juxtaposed with silliness like the "weather forecasting stone" and a couple of probable Photoshop jobs. What do you laugh at, and what do you cry over? A very interesting collection.
posted by localroger at 4:41 PM on April 20, 2005


There are bunch more like this, with commentary, at the Naval Safety Center. Many of them are pictures of people who have not yet been punished for their idiocy, particularly with ladders.
posted by Aknaton at 4:50 PM on April 20, 2005


my favorite is Lost My Job Today nr. 1.

Ha ha ha ha I hope that wasn't nuclear ha ha ha
posted by Kattullus at 4:57 PM on April 20, 2005


There's some pretty amazing (and tragic) pictures in this collection. I thought this one was pretty cool.
posted by Staggering Jack at 4:57 PM on April 20, 2005


Thanks.My workmates love this stuff.
posted by johnny7 at 5:05 PM on April 20, 2005


Stop linking to the photos. All you get is a "Stop stealing my bandwidth" gif.
posted by MiltonRandKalman at 5:45 PM on April 20, 2005


Enjoy the pure pleasure of the misfortune of others.

except for the death ones of course...
posted by srboisvert at 5:46 PM on April 20, 2005


I thought this one was pretty awesome (copy and paste:
http://zeeb.at/oops/LostMyJobToday4.jpg )
posted by rafter at 5:59 PM on April 20, 2005


OK, how in the hell did this happen?
Boeing was trying to make a 757 out of a 747 by washing it warm. Tad too much Calgon, I'd say.

Also, tanx Aknaton, The Naval Safety Center is a treasure trove of great photos and commentary. More importantly, each ends with message we can all take with us. Everyday is a day for learning and it's hard to put a sales sticker on wisdom when stupidity is priceless.
posted by MiltonRandKalman at 6:16 PM on April 20, 2005


Taking pleasure from the pain of others IS the root of all evil.
posted by tgyg at 6:45 PM on April 20, 2005


staggering jack ... i saw that photo a week or so ago and the story's something ... it was at an air show and the pilot had sudden trouble ... he stayed with it until the last moment to make sure it didn't hit anyone on the ground and bailed with 7/10 of a second to impact ... no one was injured
posted by pyramid termite at 7:46 PM on April 20, 2005


Taking pleasure from the pain of others IS the root of all evil.

Schadenfreude


~german, like the pope
posted by infini at 7:56 PM on April 20, 2005


It was pretty good a couple of months ago, too. (To be fair, joaquim screwed up the URL in his post, so that's probably why it didn't show up on search.)
posted by forrest at 8:18 PM on April 20, 2005


This is a famous picture by somebody - who?
posted by gottabefunky at 8:48 PM on April 20, 2005


Thanks for the interesting backstory pyramid termite. The pilot must have amazing instincts and nerves o' steel.
posted by Staggering Jack at 9:11 PM on April 20, 2005


This was posted a few weeks before but that won't stop me from linking to it from my site.

I particularly like the gas masks one (Why women live longer). One wonders how long it will take for these images to make it to the boardroom as the first slides of a Powerpoint.
posted by gnash at 10:42 PM on April 20, 2005


Forrest beat me to it, this a double. Oops! :))

....and as I demonstrate in that thread, to avoid the "bandwidth theif" image, just link to the proper URL rather than the image. The hotlinking protection is set to punish thee who enter an image-url directly, but allows viewing images called from zeeb.at (keeping their navigation intact).
So Eekacat's busted link to http://zeeb.at/oops/BubbleBath1.jpg should have been
to http://zeeb.at/oops/show.php?file=BubbleBath1.jpg in order to work.
posted by dabitch at 5:25 AM on April 21, 2005


This is a famous picture by somebody - who?

Ansel Adams, no?
posted by soyjoy at 7:24 AM on April 21, 2005


This is not helping me overcome my fear of airflight. There was blood on the seat in that Baron Midair pic. Christ.
posted by apis mellifera at 9:21 AM on April 21, 2005


To Cross Or Not To Cross
This post makes this site work well. I had to read the story to understand the pic...ouch!
posted by thomcatspike at 9:47 AM on April 21, 2005


Moo hoo ha haaaah!
*rubs hands together*

Nice post srboisvert
posted by Smedleyman at 4:23 PM on April 21, 2005


Eekacat,
The foam filled hangar is most probably the result of a foam fire suppression system activation. Can be caused by a number of fire detector malfunctions. AFFF (aqueous film forming foam) deluge systems are installed in hangars to protect aircraft by controlling fires while they're still small.

Many of these images have appeared elsewhere, but there were some I've never seen before. Yes, there are several that certianly resulted in fatalities. Some one had a link to a video made up of the most horrendous aircraft crash sequences filmed; I'll try to locate the link. The US Navy films every take off and landing on all carriers. I saw a "Safety" training films made up of a collection of dozens of crashes on aircraft carriers. It's awfully distressing to watch, knowing that you're seeing a plane disintegrate and the chances of the aircrew surviving are nil....
posted by X4ster at 9:07 PM on April 22, 2005


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