Dum Pendebat Filius

A sniff in the kortevar, that what you cry for, yeled? A prert up the cull, a prang on the dumpendebat?

Mean streets of the Steel City

The streets of Pittsburgh, riddled as they are year-round with potholes, make life pretty tough on car tires. Conventional wisdom in this town says you’ll only get 20,000 miles out of a tire before it “needs replaced.”

But this, readers, is amazing. Look here:

Picture of damaged tire

Have you ever seen the like? That’s what happened to my tire yesterday. I brushed the curb while I was parking my car, and I immediately heard a loud whoosh, which turned out to be the sound of all the air rushing out of the tire as it suddenly, almost explosively, deflated, thanks to that huge gaping gash.

This is the sixth flat tire I’ve had in my life, but I’ve never seen anything like this kind of damage. Have you?

Filed under: Personal by dumpendebat at 2007/08/14 - 14:36

6 Comments »

  1. Stram:

    Never had a flat tire in my life. I know, I just jinxed the hell out of myself.

    If you did that by ‘brushing’ the curb, why is the gouge on the bottom?

    Come on Filius, level with us …

  2. dumpendebat:

    I blame my flat tire on the Islamofascists. Future historians will refer to these days as the early stages of The Imposition of Sharia Law in Western Pennsylvania.

    O ye who believe! Suffer not the tire of an infidel to remain unpunctured, as the streets of the City of Steel must be kept clear for Our Holy Traffic.

    That’s from the Koran. Eerie, isn’t it?

  3. elfasbrynja:

    I blame it on Clinton’s penis.

  4. Hank Dagny:

    Got to love those liberal meccas and the grand oasis of all that is good. 50 to 70 cents a gallon tax on gasoline you would think government could fix the roads. But road money is placed in the ‘general fund’ and hence the money ends up buying shit liberal art projects and paying city union wage increases. Enjoy the pot holes you voted for liberals.

  5. dumpendebat:

    But road money is placed in the ‘general fund’ and hence the money ends up buying shit liberal art projects and paying city union wage increases. Enjoy the pot holes you voted for liberals.

    LOL, H.D.

    You think Pittsburgh’s tax dollars are going to “shit liberal art projects”? You ought to head down to Open Mike Night at the Comedy Store. You’d end up on Letterman!

    Pittsburgh and Cleveland are the pot-holiest cities I’ve ever seen with my own eyes, though, and that’s a fact. I attribute it to the harsh winters. What are the roads like in your neck of the woods? I know you get extremely harsh winters up there.

  6. Stram:

    Our roads in Michigan are probably the worst in the nation.

    We are right now in the process of having the streets in our subdivision re-done. It only cost us $5,800 a piece and since the county I live in is 65% Republican, I guess it was the liberals’ fault.

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