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Date: 02/28/11 11:44 AM

74 Responses to Fast Moving Escalator Malfunction = Mass FAIL

  1. Profile photo of Gerry1of1
    Gerry1of1 Male 50-59
    36829 posts
    February 28, 2011 at 11:50 am
    Link: Fast Moving Escalator Malfunction = Mass FAIL - An escalator in Washington DC jumps into HIGH GEAR.... pile up at bottom! Brakes were the cause of the situation.
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    auburnjunky Male 30-39
    10339 posts
    February 28, 2011 at 11:59 am
    STOP GETTING ON IT FOOLS!

    I love how people were running away like it was coming to get them after they got off.
  3. Profile photo of MildCorma
    MildCorma Male 18-29
    496 posts
    February 28, 2011 at 12:05 pm
    on Bill O`reiley tonight!

    "Brakes make escalator go faster

    You can`t explain that!"
  4. Profile photo of ScottSerious
    ScottSerious Male 18-29
    5316 posts
    February 28, 2011 at 12:06 pm
    i couldn`t help but laugh
  5. Profile photo of Dbrown907
    Dbrown907 Male 18-29
    47 posts
    February 28, 2011 at 12:08 pm
    everything in Washington DC is broken
  6. Profile photo of jburgh
    jburgh Male 18-29
    37 posts
    February 28, 2011 at 12:09 pm
    global warming.
  7. Profile photo of PfulHouse
    PfulHouse Male 30-39
    371 posts
    February 28, 2011 at 12:10 pm
    What happens when the basement fills up with escalator stairs?
  8. Profile photo of supersassyk8
    supersassyk8 Female 18-29
    403 posts
    February 28, 2011 at 12:11 pm
    HAHAHA, Wow thats horriffic and yet VERY funny. I would have freaked out and then LMAO once I was free.
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    Fatninja01 Male 30-39
    25420 posts
    February 28, 2011 at 12:12 pm
    wow, that looks like fun
  10. Profile photo of Aeladil
    Aeladil Female 18-29
    513 posts
    February 28, 2011 at 12:14 pm
    I like how the guy in the yellow vest and hard hat was like "Well, I ain;t helping", threw his hand in the air and walked away a few feet lol
  11. Profile photo of ardystic
    ardystic Male 18-29
    1083 posts
    February 28, 2011 at 12:22 pm
    2012
  12. Profile photo of splurbyburbl
    splurbyburbl Male 30-39
    2798 posts
    February 28, 2011 at 12:30 pm
    Whoa, you sure you little boys and girls can handle all that drama? I guess if there isn`t a car behind them then it`s not too violent for ya.
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    zombunny Female 18-29
    2525 posts
    February 28, 2011 at 12:32 pm
    I like how when people got off they kept running like it was going to chase them.
  14. Profile photo of Fuego
    Fuego Male 40-49
    1287 posts
    February 28, 2011 at 12:33 pm
    it would have benefited from the Tetris music loop
  15. Profile photo of bacon_pie
    bacon_pie Male 30-39
    3061 posts
    February 28, 2011 at 12:40 pm
    i thought it was gonna be lame. didn`t disappoint.

    Q: if people saw it going out of control at the top, why in the hell did they still get on?
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    swimmer7 Male 13-17
    14 posts
    February 28, 2011 at 12:50 pm
    LOL at the guy that climbs out of the pile and runs into somebody
  17. Profile photo of Lionhart2
    Lionhart2 Male 40-49
    8306 posts
    February 28, 2011 at 12:52 pm
    > PfulHouse
    > What happens when the basement fills up with escalator stairs?

    Silly PfulHouse, that`s why they always build them in pairs... there`s another one next to it that grabs some stairs from the basement, nails them to itself and takes them up to the top again! So the basement never fills up! Clever!
  18. Profile photo of Lionhart2
    Lionhart2 Male 40-49
    8306 posts
    February 28, 2011 at 12:54 pm
    Video: Fixed.
  19. Profile photo of malikymoo
    malikymoo Female 18-29
    2028 posts
    February 28, 2011 at 12:56 pm
    omg just pisssed myself laughing at this
  20. Profile photo of SPrinkZ
    SPrinkZ Male 18-29
    2280 posts
    February 28, 2011 at 1:09 pm
    ralmfao anyone see that fat bitch in the purple at 40 on the left slowly get up and `run` away. Look at that weak ass run.
  21. Profile photo of gatorade777
    gatorade777 Male 18-29
    1194 posts
    February 28, 2011 at 1:28 pm
    new phobia
  22. Profile photo of Angelmassb
    Angelmassb Male 18-29
    15511 posts
    February 28, 2011 at 1:35 pm
    That will leave a mark
  23. Profile photo of Oystah
    Oystah Female 40-49
    4032 posts
    February 28, 2011 at 1:36 pm
    Escalators have brakes? I thought they just had on/off switches.
  24. Profile photo of Thetas
    Thetas Male 18-29
    1540 posts
    February 28, 2011 at 1:46 pm
    That...

    Was...

    AWESOME!
  25. Profile photo of getlipscomb
    getlipscomb Female 18-29
    26 posts
    February 28, 2011 at 2:00 pm
    There was an episode of this show on Bio called "I Survived" just about something like that, where people got their limbs ripped off and crushed.
    escalators, they deadly.
  26. Profile photo of Stodogs
    Stodogs Female 13-17
    301 posts
    February 28, 2011 at 2:02 pm
    it`s like a mosh pit!
  27. Profile photo of DeathToLems
    DeathToLems Female 18-29
    1435 posts
    February 28, 2011 at 2:07 pm
    did someone get skinned?
  28. Profile photo of DeathToLems
    DeathToLems Female 18-29
    1435 posts
    February 28, 2011 at 2:09 pm
    lol just spotted the old guy on the left with the white shirt and black hat get his camera out. HE DID IT!!
  29. Profile photo of SPARTAKITTY
    SPARTAKITTY Female 18-29
    2120 posts
    February 28, 2011 at 2:11 pm
    Weeeeeee!
  30. Profile photo of Ska_Machine
    Ska_Machine Male 13-17
    153 posts
    February 28, 2011 at 2:58 pm
    you might think they`d stop going on ;)
  31. Profile photo of ggolbez
    ggolbez Male 18-29
    1933 posts
    February 28, 2011 at 3:04 pm
    I laughed at this, does that make me a bad person?
  32. Profile photo of ggolbez
    ggolbez Male 18-29
    1933 posts
    February 28, 2011 at 3:06 pm
    Why are people RUNNING from it? I realize it must have been a scary experience, and you want to clear the floor, but they seem to be running as if they are scared the escalator will come at them.
  33. Profile photo of Nlupu
    Nlupu Male 18-29
    229 posts
    February 28, 2011 at 3:11 pm
    bahahaha next time use the stairs... Lazy...
  34. Profile photo of noxert323
    noxert323 Male 18-29
    226 posts
    February 28, 2011 at 3:39 pm
    escalators are my pet peeves.
    They are made so you don`t have to go up/down stairs. when it is actually faster, bar this case, to go down stairs.

  35. Profile photo of Lolboy
    Lolboy Male 70 & Over
    798 posts
    February 28, 2011 at 4:03 pm
    People: "OH JESUS CHRIST, HURRY LET`S HELP THESE PEOPLE OUT"

    Construction/City worker: "I don`t even give a drat."
  36. Profile photo of SilverThread
    SilverThread Male 30-39
    3431 posts
    February 28, 2011 at 4:08 pm
    Herd Behavior. Uh huh.
  37. Profile photo of Max13007
    Max13007 Male 18-29
    200 posts
    February 28, 2011 at 4:11 pm
    hahahahah i love the black worker dude who just stands there the whole time until being like "ah f*** it." priceless
  38. Profile photo of FromPortugal
    FromPortugal Male 18-29
    304 posts
    February 28, 2011 at 5:16 pm
    why didnt anyone press the emergency stop button?

    for emergency reasons USE STOP EMERGENCY BIG LARGE RED BUTTON OR LEVER.
  39. Profile photo of FromPortugal
    FromPortugal Male 18-29
    304 posts
    February 28, 2011 at 5:21 pm
    All escalators are equipped with emergency stop handles - or buttons - to halt the elevator immediately in any dangerous situation (e.g. if someone falls, traps a piece of clothing etc.). The elevator will halt after usage of the emergency stop handle with a sudden jolt (beware of falls!), which is why the hand rest on escalators should generally be held.

  40. Profile photo of Gerry1of1
    Gerry1of1 Male 50-59
    36829 posts
    February 28, 2011 at 5:38 pm

    Raise your hand if you would get up, go back upstairs and do it again?

    Wheeeeeeeeeeee
  41. Profile photo of freddyferret
    freddyferret Male 40-49
    11741 posts
    February 28, 2011 at 5:43 pm
    Why would idiots keep getting on it when they can see the people in front of them getting taken away too quickly? Morons. At least it`s funny to watch the idiots.
  42. Profile photo of FromPortugal
    FromPortugal Male 18-29
    304 posts
    February 28, 2011 at 6:03 pm
    Gerry1of1 lol thats you being evil...


  43. Profile photo of jhjackson97
    jhjackson97 Male 13-17
    10 posts
    February 28, 2011 at 7:14 pm
    i don git it.
  44. Profile photo of jhjackson97
    jhjackson97 Male 13-17
    10 posts
    February 28, 2011 at 7:15 pm
    wat is tis
  45. Profile photo of jhjackson97
    jhjackson97 Male 13-17
    10 posts
    February 28, 2011 at 7:15 pm
    ???
  46. Profile photo of Buzzards
    Buzzards Male 18-29
    3 posts
    February 28, 2011 at 7:21 pm
    I would ride it just to land on everybody. Anyone up for a game of dominoes?
  47. Profile photo of Hiromi
    Hiromi Female 18-29
    1149 posts
    February 28, 2011 at 7:31 pm
    AHAHA. That would have been so fun.
  48. Profile photo of idiotfilter
    idiotfilter Male 18-29
    3916 posts
    February 28, 2011 at 7:35 pm
    god that looks hella fun and how the hell did FromPortugal exceed the image size limit by that much!!!

    HELL!!
  49. Profile photo of vorpalsword
    vorpalsword Male 18-29
    1452 posts
    February 28, 2011 at 7:38 pm
    IT ACCELERATED TO AN UNSTOPPABLE SPEED OF 2 MPH!!, SOMEONE CALL DENZEL WASHINGTON
  50. Profile photo of Elegy
    Elegy Male 13-17
    155 posts
    February 28, 2011 at 7:42 pm
    I`d get on it
  51. Profile photo of duffytoler
    duffytoler Male 40-49
    5195 posts
    February 28, 2011 at 7:53 pm
    >>Raise your hand if you would get up, go back upstairs and do it again?

    W0OT! ONE MORE TIME!
  52. Profile photo of Steelgrid
    Steelgrid Male 30-39
    2700 posts
    February 28, 2011 at 8:28 pm
    Why...oh WHY did I imagine the Kool Aid man jumpin through the wall of people with a OH YEAH!!!!

    Seriously, thats exactly what went through my head as the mass grew.
  53. Profile photo of HOBOMOE
    HOBOMOE Male 18-29
    515 posts
    February 28, 2011 at 9:22 pm
    and that`s why I take the stairs.
  54. Profile photo of GRadde
    GRadde Male 18-29
    2556 posts
    February 28, 2011 at 10:42 pm
    >Gerry
    Hell yes!
  55. Profile photo of PoopNoodle
    PoopNoodle Male 40-49
    400 posts
    February 28, 2011 at 10:56 pm
    I hear this voice in my head droning "Time to fling the humans"
  56. Profile photo of Student_Law
    Student_Law Male 30-39
    1010 posts
    February 28, 2011 at 11:28 pm
    Lemmings!!
  57. Profile photo of MattPrince
    MattPrince Male 40-49
    2220 posts
    February 28, 2011 at 11:30 pm
    Yeah!

  58. Profile photo of Swaywithme
    Swaywithme Female 18-29
    3696 posts
    February 28, 2011 at 11:39 pm
    I`m very much enjoying the number of people that run back to help people up and out. =]
  59. Profile photo of mr_fribbles
    mr_fribbles Male 13-17
    588 posts
    February 28, 2011 at 11:56 pm
    Thats not the escalator jumping into high-gear, thats the weight of all the people that took the second instead of the first who broke the gear and gravity happened...
  60. Profile photo of katluver
    katluver Male 18-29
    321 posts
    March 1, 2011 at 12:09 am
    lof.. awesome..
  61. Profile photo of FromPortugal
    FromPortugal Male 18-29
    304 posts
    March 1, 2011 at 3:14 am
    america is too fat...


  62. Profile photo of Ajikan
    Ajikan Male 18-29
    1526 posts
    March 1, 2011 at 3:32 am
    YES, we need faster escalators. people, adapt!
  63. Profile photo of Creabhain
    Creabhain Male 40-49
    440 posts
    March 1, 2011 at 3:57 am
    They ran to clear a space for the people behind to fall into. Normal reaction.
  64. Profile photo of malvikaspicy
    malvikaspicy Female 13-17
    30 posts
    March 1, 2011 at 4:53 am
    Now you call this one as speed!!!!
  65. Profile photo of 5Cats
    5Cats Male 50-59
    33070 posts
    March 1, 2011 at 5:43 am
    I`m glad to see peole comming to help out! As opposed to 21 jerks standing there filming the scene with their cell phones...
  66. Profile photo of Kadinsky
    Kadinsky Male 18-29
    575 posts
    March 1, 2011 at 5:48 am
    Goddamn you bot!
  67. Profile photo of lllBorislll
    lllBorislll Male 18-29
    443 posts
    March 1, 2011 at 7:14 am
    Yup. Stairs are empty and escalator is full. When stairs are empty i take the stairs 100% of the time. It`s faster then the fatties that just sit and ride the escalator down.

    But when there are old people trying to take the stairs down then you might as well take the free ride down rather then the stress from wanting to kick the back of their head so they`ll move down the stairs faster. but i`m just nitpicking
  68. Profile photo of PinkRhoid
    PinkRhoid Male 18-29
    1239 posts
    March 1, 2011 at 7:43 am
    Couldn`t help but notice that despite the obvious speed and the commotion at the bottom people continued to pile onto the escalator. Retarded little lazy sheeple.
  69. Profile photo of lllBorislll
    lllBorislll Male 18-29
    443 posts
    March 1, 2011 at 1:36 pm
    Yup. Stairs are empty and escalator is full. When stairs are empty i take the stairs 100% of the time. It`s faster then the fatties that just sit and ride the escalator down.

    But when there are old people trying to take the stairs down then you might as well take the free ride down rather then the stress from wanting to kick the back of their head so they`ll move down the stairs faster. but i`m just nitpicking
  70. Profile photo of Jofferwry
    Jofferwry Female 18-29
    162 posts
    March 1, 2011 at 2:12 pm
    lol
  71. Profile photo of shaffshots12
    shaffshots12 Male 18-29
    8 posts
    March 1, 2011 at 4:08 pm
    I loved the guy standing there in the high visibility jacket and hard hat that was just like, " Uhhh, am I supposed to be doing something about this."
  72. Profile photo of Trypno
    Trypno Male 18-29
    474 posts
    March 2, 2011 at 1:04 am
    I remember when this happened at Coor`s Field a few years back, wasn`t pretty
  73. Profile photo of SvampeBob
    SvampeBob Male 18-29
    3076 posts
    March 2, 2011 at 2:55 am
    @shaffshots12 he was standing there thinking "Damn you all!, that was my idea, I even came prepared |-("

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