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  • October 20, 2017 at 12:03 am

    Uh oh

  • October 20, 2017 at 12:05 am

    whumpf is not a good sound!!! 🙁

  • October 20, 2017 at 12:10 am
    tom ploszaj

    Appears a jack stand failed…. not good is right!

    • October 20, 2017 at 12:56 am

      Yeah… but – Sam is not that big, it might be her chest and breath knocked out of her , or just surprised

  • October 20, 2017 at 12:11 am


    • October 20, 2017 at 3:36 pm

      Dramatic tension, I believe it is called.

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  • October 20, 2017 at 12:43 am
    Greg B

    Dear God!
    Hope she has another jack stand on the other side. Or that the ground is soft enough she just got kind of pressed down into it.

    • October 20, 2017 at 12:56 am

      It’s grass, very clearly. So not unyielding. Thats the only good news

  • October 20, 2017 at 12:53 am

    WHY do I always want to JUST KILL SKYPE??


  • October 20, 2017 at 1:08 am

    Oh SHIT! NO!

  • October 20, 2017 at 1:08 am
    Bob in Houston-Vast Right Wing Basket of Deplorable!

    Yikes and ruh roh!

  • October 20, 2017 at 1:09 am

    Very interesting.
    The sound of something important breaking.
    The sound of something heavy landing on something soft.


  • October 20, 2017 at 1:21 am

    OK, maybe I did crawl under the motorhome to do suspension work wearing flip flops, but that sucker was on a concrete pad with stands under the axle, the floor jack under the punkin, 2×6’s under the wheels and the e-brake on…I can deal with some busted knuckles and a smashed big toe, but when wifey finds me checked out I prefer it to be something a little more sexy than as a bloody pancake.

  • October 20, 2017 at 1:41 am

    No, Chris. No.

  • October 20, 2017 at 1:52 am
    Doc Savage

    Shit….that’s about 3,400 lbs…..gonna need an adrenalin supercharged heavy lifter

  • October 20, 2017 at 2:24 am
    George Smiley

    I lost a high school friend, a good friend, precisely this way. It was the first introduction to ‘real life’. Shortly later was Vietnam. We all grew up quick and hard back then.

  • October 20, 2017 at 3:18 am
    John T. Block

    Chill a little, folks. Ever drop a transmission in the dirt? Like when the last bolt breaks?

    • October 20, 2017 at 5:40 am

      Sure have, and you’re right.
      Sounds just like that, and it also sucks to use your own chest as a human transmission jack.

    • October 20, 2017 at 9:12 am

      That’s my take on it. Or on your chest when you’re young.

    • October 20, 2017 at 11:39 am

      That was my thought too… It’s painful and uncomfortable but nobody died. Regardless, whoever is beside the Cuda needs to stop talking and start helping.

  • October 20, 2017 at 5:15 am

    My father was once nearly killed that way.

    A friend of mine damned well WAS killed that way.

    clear ether


  • October 20, 2017 at 5:49 am
    Deplorable B Woodman

    Soft grass.
    Collapsed jack stand

    Oh, fuck!!

  • October 20, 2017 at 6:42 am

    Yeah, my thought was the tranny, not the whole car.
    I sense a dream arc coming……………………………..
    (But, yeah, Chris, you’re scaring the lady folk ’round here – shame on you. 😉 )

    • October 20, 2017 at 10:44 am

      Scaring the men too…

  • October 20, 2017 at 9:11 am

    HFA! 🙁

  • October 20, 2017 at 9:26 am
    Spin Drift

    Jack stands on grass? Sam is smarter than that, way smarter. I used to slide a spare tire next to me when under jack stands. I was also skinnier then, way skinnier. I’m also thinking the transmission is on her chest. Been there, done that, got the t-shirt with Hurst imprint.

    Busted Knuckle School of Mechanical Ineptitude, Class of ’77.

  • October 20, 2017 at 10:59 am

    Lord let the wrench be what slipped and caused the whumpf.
    Where’s her spotter… You go into a tight confined space and there is someone ready to pull you out.

    Will somebody please just go geld Weinstein and brand that fornication constricting orifice a coward.

    • October 20, 2017 at 6:51 pm
      Delilah T.

      I’ll vote for the gelding part. I know a vet who is quick and merciless. Seems as though a lot of studs in LaLaLand need to be neutered before they’re returned to the street.

  • October 20, 2017 at 11:13 am

    Wish it was just the trans dropping or the jackstand shifting in the dirt.

    But the way that stand collapsed (never seen one do that) indicates the car is down, but the wheels presumably are still on so maybe that and the grass will limit the squish factor on Sam…hoping that is the case and that the crack was the stand breaking and the whump was the wheels landing.

    And yeah, like I said above, solid surface and redundancy…she’s an engineer, she knows that.

  • October 20, 2017 at 12:23 pm

    Nooooo! SAM!

  • October 20, 2017 at 1:26 pm

    Judging from the motion cues above the hood, the whole car fell on her… looks like we have severe trauma in the story arc ahead. Broken ribs as a minimum, depending on exactly where she lay. But, we can trust that Chris knows where he’s going with this, and though the ride be bumpy at times, we will all arrive safely, with our favorite characters intact. DBD on!

  • October 20, 2017 at 2:37 pm

    Don’t get too excited. He did a similar thing to Jan years ago when her VW got smashed in an accident. A few days later we found out it was stolen. He got me then, he won’t get me again.

  • October 20, 2017 at 5:19 pm

    Not good.
    The two white lines over the hood seem to indicate the whole front end just dropped.
    If Sam’s head had some clearance she may get out of this with a few cracked ribs unless the ‘cuda has such low clearance she can’t breath.

  • October 20, 2017 at 6:50 pm
    Delilah T.

    Why wasn’t that car up on a rack???????

    Are we going to find that Someone’s rack has been compromised by a failing Jack Stand?

    Stay tuned. If Skye doesn’t snap out of her miasma of ‘memememeeee!’ with this, she’s hopeless. But then, she’s pretty much hopeless anyway.

    Should I send Sam a ‘get well and beat the crap out of your sister’ card?

  • October 20, 2017 at 8:51 pm
    Big Jim

    One night back in the 60’s I just happened to stop by a pal’s garage as he was trapped under the tailshaft of the 3-speed tranny on a 283 Chevy Belair. Jack slipped; the crossmember and tip-weight of the engine/transmission was on his chest, if I had been 3 minutes later it would have killed him. 2 lessons learned for us both; never trust a jack and ALWAYS have a spotter. “How could this HURT me?” are words to live by…..

  • October 20, 2017 at 10:34 pm

    I guess it was about 1990 or so. I don’t remember why, but I had my Mustang II up on ramps for the front wheels. Jacked the back end up using a rolling floor jack under the differential. Of course, it was one of those small ones with a 20″ (or so) handle, so I was laying on the carport floor ratcheting it up. Never even thought out the possibility of the car rolling off the ramps, since they had those little dips the tires drop into when they’re properly placed. Anyway, all of a sudden there was a quick bang as the car rolled off the ramps and I found myself looking up at the bottom of the gas tank. That floor jack with it’s little 2″ wheels rolled straight back three feet with the differential still centered and kept the car from dropping on me.

    No one can convince me guardian angels don’t exist. I’ve had too many close calls like that where I should have died or been seriously injured, and I’ve only ever had one 1/2″ scratch when I was 5 for all of them. At least the ones where I was even aware that I had been in danger.

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