Tuesday, August 28, 2007

Wait Until Ron Popeil Gets Hold Of This One

Last week, the local newspaper reported that "experts" believe that a major contributing factor to the Interstate 35 bridge collapse in Minneapolis can be attributed to pigeon dung on the bolts of the bridges superstructure ... yes, experts actually said this. I work with copper, aluminum, brass, bronze, stainless steel, and iron on a daily basis and have yet to find a naturally occurring animal excrement that possesses the corrosive properties to compromise the strength of any of these metals ... if there was one, I'd buy it to loosen rusted and frozen parts. For those who may still think there is actually some credibility to the pigeon theory, look no further than our county courthouse. Let's face it, bridge inspectors didn't do their job ... period. Boy, the things people will say to point the finger elsewhere when they caught with their pants down ... pigeon dung, that's the best they could come up with???


Blogger Lostcheerio said...

Makes you wonder if people can hear the words coming out of their own mouths, when they say something so idiotic. If pigeon poop could dissolve metal, don't you think we would have figured that out by now? What are the pigeons eating -- sulfuric acid?

August 29, 2007 7:38 PM  
Blogger JK said...

.... maybe they are! LOL. Thanks for stopping by.

August 29, 2007 7:49 PM  
Blogger Jimmy said...

Did you hear the harrison avenue bridge got rated a 2. Ouch. Make me feel like I am playing russian roulette everytime I go over the bridge or when I am riding the trolley car that goes under it.

August 30, 2007 6:25 PM  
Blogger JK said...

A 2 out of 100 safety inspection rating from bridge inspectors (for those who may not be familiar this bridge is located in Scranton, PA) ... yes, that's not a typo ... 2 out of 100!!!

August 30, 2007 8:28 PM  

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