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Man Wedged in Chimney Blames Mary Poppins

Discussion in 'Channel Zero' started by ETHREADZNY, Nov 13, 2002.


    ETHREADZNY Elite Member

    Joined: Feb 11, 2002 Messages: 3,129 Likes Received: 4
    FORT WORTH, Texas (Reuters) - It may work for Santa Claus and the singing chimney sweep in "Mary Poppins," but one Texas man found out that going down the chimney was no way to enter a home after he became wedged in the smoke stack.

    Mark Vaughn was trying to help his family get back into their home in Fort Worth after they locked themselves out.

    When his mother-in-law told him to get a locksmith, Vaughn said he got the idea of going down the chimney. His inspiration was the character of the chimney sweep played by actor Dick Van Dyke in the movie "Mary Poppins," which he had recently seen.

    "What prompted me? I was watching the Dick Van Dyke movie a few weeks ago, you know the chimney sweeper movie," Vaughn told reporters Tuesday.

    Vaughn said he thought he was going to make it all the way down the chimney, but he got stuck near the bottom. After about 30 minutes in the chimney, Vaughn realized he could go no further and yelled out for help.

    His family called for the fire department, and as he waited in the shaft, Vaughn said his arms and legs went numb.

    Rescue workers carefully dismantled the chimney brick by brick and after about an hour, they opened a hole large enough to free Vaughn.

    "In trying to get the person out, you have to do a lot of manipulation of the brick and mortar, which can transmit a lot of injury to the person inside," said James Johns, a fire battalion chief.

    A grateful Vaughn, his face black with soot, shook hands with the firefighters who rescued him and said the episode left him shaken.

    god damn people are stupid..
  2. podrido

    podrido Veteran Member

    Joined: Apr 14, 2001 Messages: 9,182 Likes Received: 28
    yep, cuz he coulda watched some mcguyver and learned how to break in his house witha toothpick and some bubble tape.

    6 ft of bubble gum, for you. not them
  3. Dirty_habiT

    Dirty_habiT Dirty Dozen Crew

    Joined: Mar 8, 2001 Messages: 18,057 Likes Received: 44
    yup.... it was on my local news in Texas a couple minutes ago.
  4. deznatori

    deznatori Veteran Member

    Joined: Jan 30, 2001 Messages: 5,441 Likes Received: 0
    I'm going to draw on the ground with chalk and walk into the picture now. I got the idea for Mary Poppins it's going to work.
  5. ctrl+alt+del

    ctrl+alt+del Guest

    Victorian Attics Need Cleaning
  6. socrates

    socrates Guest

    ONly in texas.............
  7. binaryheresy

    binaryheresy Member

    Joined: Mar 19, 2002 Messages: 474 Likes Received: 0
    gotta love Yahoo's Oddly Enough section... last week a man lost his car to the river because he forgot to put his parking break on.... he got out of the car on top of a hill, proceeded to relieve himself a little ways away, and then went back for his car, but it was at the bottom of the river. also, a pakistani man got arressted and lost $650 (equiv.) because he bought "spells" thinking that they would make him invisible- he then robbed a bank because he thought he was invisible.
  8. Dirty_habiT

    Dirty_habiT Dirty Dozen Crew

    Joined: Mar 8, 2001 Messages: 18,057 Likes Received: 44
    Socrates you dick.
  9. Kettiecat

    Kettiecat Senior Member

    Joined: Aug 27, 2002 Messages: 1,122 Likes Received: 0
    i thought all people in texas were fat and wore cowboy hats
  10. dahighlifdhl

    dahighlifdhl Senior Member

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  11. -MOE LESTER-

    -MOE LESTER- Guest

    "only steers and queers come from texas"

    someone was gonna say it anyways
  12. fizm

    fizm Member

    Joined: Apr 9, 2002 Messages: 573 Likes Received: 0
    did that say "transmit a lot of injury"
  13. dukeofyork

    dukeofyork Senior Member

    Joined: Nov 9, 2000 Messages: 1,589 Likes Received: 1

    and you sure dont look like a steer...
  14. mikro137

    mikro137 Guest

  15. Abracadabra

    Abracadabra Dirty Dozen Crew

    Joined: Dec 28, 2001 Messages: 22,906 Likes Received: 113
    i'm speechless. who the hell said humans had 'evolved'?