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Tue Mar 22, 2016, 03:53 PM

 

A Graffiti Artist Painted A Road Runner Tunnel On A Wall And Somebody Tried To Drive Through It

Not The Onion!

http://www.mandatory.com/2016/03/16/a-graffiti-artist-painted-a-road-runner-tunnel-on-a-wall-and-som/

And he suffered the same fate as Wile E. Coyote did every time he tried to drive through those damn things.

According to Mirror, a man attempting to drive his Fiat through what he was thought was a tunnel instead crashed his car because it turned out to be a painting of a tunnel on a wall.




The accident happened a few months ago despite the fact that the graffiti artist also painted a large depiction of the Looney Tunes Road Runner next to the tunnel.

Even funnier than somebody thinking that was actually a real tunnel? You guessed it: The comments left on Imgur after one "rburn" posted the photos.



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Reply A Graffiti Artist Painted A Road Runner Tunnel On A Wall And Somebody Tried To Drive Through It (Original post)
KamaAina Mar 2016 OP
greymouse Mar 2016 #1
kentauros Mar 2016 #8
Orrex Mar 2016 #11
Akamai Mar 2016 #16
c588415 Apr 2016 #41
kentauros Mar 2016 #2
csziggy Mar 2016 #4
kentauros Mar 2016 #9
Stuart G Mar 2016 #17
kentauros Mar 2016 #22
Eleanors38 Apr 2016 #36
kentauros Apr 2016 #38
Eleanors38 Apr 2016 #40
Eleanors38 Apr 2016 #35
Wounded Bear Mar 2016 #3
gratuitous Mar 2016 #14
Karma13612 Apr 2016 #37
NWCorona Mar 2016 #5
Hoppy Mar 2016 #12
Brother Buzz Mar 2016 #6
KamaAina Mar 2016 #7
clarice Mar 2016 #10
cannabis_flower Mar 2016 #13
Stuart G Mar 2016 #15
First Speaker Mar 2016 #20
Stuart G Mar 2016 #21
HubertHeaver Mar 2016 #25
ProfessorGAC Mar 2016 #24
GreenEyedLefty Mar 2016 #31
Tab Mar 2016 #33
Stuart G Mar 2016 #34
Stuart G Mar 2016 #18
mackerel Mar 2016 #19
Liberal_in_LA Mar 2016 #23
Helen Borg Mar 2016 #26
rocktivity Mar 2016 #27
meow2u3 Mar 2016 #28
chknltl Mar 2016 #29
allan01 Mar 2016 #30
Blue_Tires Mar 2016 #32
kentauros Apr 2016 #39
cannabis_flower Apr 2016 #42
Timer Apr 2016 #43

Response to KamaAina (Original post)

Tue Mar 22, 2016, 04:47 PM

1. not amusing

Lucky no one died.

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Response to greymouse (Reply #1)

Wed Mar 23, 2016, 01:25 AM

8. That would only have happened if the driver was the type

that likes to drive 50 mph+ in a parking lot or car-park. Because that's where this appears to be. Plus, there's a yellow curb in front of the "tunnel" and the paint is still obvious that it's a painted curb (i.e., it's not like some neglected roadway yellow curbs that haven't been repainted in twenty years.)

The only thing that died was this person's sense of dignity

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Response to greymouse (Reply #1)

Wed Mar 23, 2016, 07:37 AM

11. That's my thought as well

It would be a different story if he or she had painted it on a pedestrian thoroughfare.

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Response to greymouse (Reply #1)

Wed Mar 23, 2016, 07:11 PM

16. Yup! I sure agree with you. That was my thought too.

 

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Response to greymouse (Reply #1)

Sun Apr 3, 2016, 01:56 AM

41. I just have to ask, did you try to drive through this same tunnel in the video?

I can just imagine you driving in your car heading straight for the same tunnel when your wife, seated in the passenger seat, turns toward you and yells, " Honey, look out, it's just a painting !! " But it's too late and Ka Pow!

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Response to KamaAina (Original post)

Tue Mar 22, 2016, 05:34 PM

2. My suggestion to the grafitti artist

would be to paint in the silhouette of a big truck with one headlight on either side of the stripe (make the headlights of a reflective paint, too.) That way, stupid people won't be tempted to drive into it if it looks like a big truck is taking up both lanes and coming at them!

I'm guessing, that not enough people watch Looney Tunes anymore. "What a maroon!"

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Response to kentauros (Reply #2)

Tue Mar 22, 2016, 06:23 PM

4. Or the artisst should paint a barrier that says, "Road Closed!"



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Response to csziggy (Reply #4)

Wed Mar 23, 2016, 01:29 AM

9. "Road Closed To The Oblivious"

Or paint railroad tracks down it

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Response to kentauros (Reply #2)

Wed Mar 23, 2016, 07:41 PM

17. Lots of kids and even teenagers today haven't got a clue as to who Road Runner is..

kinda sad.....some have never seen a Looney Tune..

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Response to Stuart G (Reply #17)

Wed Mar 23, 2016, 08:20 PM

22. Newer cartoons are more popular

same as with anything else, including movies, TV shows, and so forth. TCM is showing old serials of the superheroes tonight, though I don't expect there will be too many younger people watching. I may look in at them later when they show The Green Hornet

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Response to kentauros (Reply #22)

Fri Apr 1, 2016, 06:11 PM

36. I cannot recommend old movies to the young because of dialogue....

 

How many would sit through Barbara Bel Geddes & Jimmy Stewart's lengthy conversation at the beginning of "Vertigo?"

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Response to Eleanors38 (Reply #36)

Fri Apr 1, 2016, 09:14 PM

38. Or Citizen Kane's speech?

Actually, I have a harder time convincing yutes to watch anything in black and white. They'll never know the joy of:




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Response to kentauros (Reply #38)

Sat Apr 2, 2016, 02:00 PM

40. Pu'in on Ritss

 

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Response to Stuart G (Reply #17)

Fri Apr 1, 2016, 06:03 PM

35. As with most humor, the old RR 'toons knew the art of delay....

 

as when Wiley goes off the cliff and disappears from view for a couple of silent seconds. Then, a distant impact and a dust mushroom cloud. My Dad loved those old cartoons, as we all did, when the family as at the drive-in.

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Response to KamaAina (Original post)

Tue Mar 22, 2016, 05:34 PM

3. Not sure whether to laugh, cry, or just SMH...

I suppose reactions will tell us something about our fellow DUers, though.

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Response to Wounded Bear (Reply #3)

Wed Mar 23, 2016, 05:57 PM

14. I don't think I'd find it terribly funny

Particularly if I was driving in an unfamiliar part of town at night. My eyesight, though still serviceable, has deteriorated with age, and I can easily see myself being fooled by this dumb mural.

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Response to gratuitous (Reply #14)

Fri Apr 1, 2016, 06:33 PM

37. BINGO. This graffiti wasn't entertaining or artistic or

Making any sort of statement. It was just dangerous.

And I have a pretty big broad flexible sense of humor.

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Response to KamaAina (Original post)

Tue Mar 22, 2016, 06:44 PM

5. It's all fun and games till someone gets hurt

That is an ugly Fiat!

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Response to NWCorona (Reply #5)

Wed Mar 23, 2016, 02:39 PM

12. Its all fun and games until someone gets hurt.... then its hilarious.

 

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Response to KamaAina (Original post)

Tue Mar 22, 2016, 07:12 PM

6. That mural needs a camera like the '11 ft 8 inch Bridge'

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Response to Brother Buzz (Reply #6)

Tue Mar 22, 2016, 07:12 PM

7. Snarf!

 

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Response to KamaAina (Original post)

Wed Mar 23, 2016, 07:31 AM

10. Beep Beep.nt

 

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Response to KamaAina (Original post)

Wed Mar 23, 2016, 05:40 PM

13. How drunk was he?

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Response to KamaAina (Original post)

Wed Mar 23, 2016, 06:31 PM

15. Strange as it may seem, I met the creater of Wiley E. Coyote..

and the mean old Road Runner...

Chuck Jones, Warner Bros cartoon director, was signing autographs at an art store. I had bought one of the animated cells that he created and I talked to him for a while. Very nice man, signed an autograph with a nice note. He created Wiley and did some of the funniest Warner Bros Cartoons ever made. (Duck Dodgers in the 24 th Centruy, Duck Amuck, etc..) He was the director of the toons. He worked with a writer two or three animators and people who created the cells for the cartoons. What is great about Wiley is this. The story is simple. You do not need any language or interpretation. It is funny in Idaho, in Great Britian, in Austrailia and everywhere. Wiley is obsessed with catching the Road Runner and that will never happen...

My kind of fellow!!!!!!!!!

Wiley E. Coyote.....

P.S. I got about 2/3 of the great Wiley E Coyote cartoons. There were some lousy ones made by another team after Jones left Warners, but the truly funny ones are his. I can watch the original and although I have seen it many times, still laugh

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Response to Stuart G (Reply #15)

Wed Mar 23, 2016, 08:01 PM

20. I can always tell the Chuck Jones ones...

...they're so good. In some of the latter ones, Wily actually talks...

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Response to First Speaker (Reply #20)

Wed Mar 23, 2016, 08:11 PM

21. The studio cut the budget after 1964..

New people came in to make them. And the music was gone..Those made by that team..actually are in my opinion...awful

Jones went to MGM..AND won an Academy Award with a toon called.."A Dot and a Line" ...1964

Here it is ..."The Dot and the Line"... directed by Chuck Jones.... A Romance in Lower Mathematics........

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Response to Stuart G (Reply #21)

Thu Mar 24, 2016, 01:44 PM

25. "To the Vector belong the spoils."

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Response to First Speaker (Reply #20)

Thu Mar 24, 2016, 11:56 AM

24. His Backgrounds Are HIGHLY Stylized

I agree it's easy to spot which episodes are Chuck's. I'm more partial to the Freeling episodes of Bugs, but was always a giant Road Runner fan, even though it's a one joke cartoon. Just great sight gag after great sight gag.

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Response to Stuart G (Reply #15)

Mon Mar 28, 2016, 08:25 PM

31. I adored Chuck Jones

He had an amazing gift of creating expressions.

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Response to Stuart G (Reply #15)

Thu Mar 31, 2016, 08:03 PM

33. Just as underappreciated is the musical score that goes with these.

Each note hand-crafted, just like the cels.

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Response to Tab (Reply #33)

Thu Mar 31, 2016, 09:58 PM

34. The music that accompanied these toons was great....

After 64, you can hear a distinct difference in the music..without the orchestra music..a lot was left to be desired..

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Response to KamaAina (Original post)

Wed Mar 23, 2016, 07:49 PM

18. The very first Road Runner cartoon ...hit link below

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Response to KamaAina (Original post)

Wed Mar 23, 2016, 07:56 PM

19. Those Acme Tunnels fool me everytime!

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Response to KamaAina (Original post)

Thu Mar 24, 2016, 03:21 AM

23. Dangerous

 

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Response to KamaAina (Original post)

Fri Mar 25, 2016, 11:28 AM

26. Wile E Coyote used to do that all the time!

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Response to KamaAina (Original post)

Fri Mar 25, 2016, 05:44 PM

27. There was a building by an elevated highway where I grew up

on which a bus service painted the front of a bus as a billboard -- like this:





It was changed after too many complaints that the bus looked like it was coming right at you, especially after dark.


rocktivity

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Response to KamaAina (Original post)

Fri Mar 25, 2016, 09:48 PM

28. Road Runner, the car is after you

Road Runner, when it catches you, you're through. Hey, wait a minute! The car is done for!


I never thought I'd see the day someone would be dumb enough to try to drive through a Road Runner tunnel. Or did Wile E. Coyote carjack someone to get his dinner?

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Response to KamaAina (Original post)

Fri Mar 25, 2016, 11:04 PM

29. Should have painted train tracks in it instead....

...adding an oncoming train for those yet determined to drive down tunnel!

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Response to KamaAina (Original post)

Mon Mar 28, 2016, 08:44 AM

30. umbriago

man that tunnel looks real. shoudda put a sign on it pointing to toon town. good thing no one was killed . for us older ppl the dead giveaway is next to the tunnel

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Response to KamaAina (Original post)

Tue Mar 29, 2016, 09:11 AM

32. Bloody brilliant

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Response to KamaAina (Original post)

Fri Apr 1, 2016, 09:43 PM

39. Okay, for everyone saying how "dangerous" this was:

[font size="5"]It's A Parking Lot![/font]

Only idiots drive fast in parking lots. They are already taking their lives (and ours) into their own hands when they zip through places with posted speeds usually no more the 5-10 MPH. It's rather difficult to get yourself killed or badly injured by hitting a wall from the side at 10 mph.

Evidence that it's a parking lot:

The parked cars to the right and back of the image.

The yellow-painted curb in front of the "tunnel."

There's another unbroken stripe running across the length of the painting's wall, and well away from the wall.

From the side, driving up to and upon it, it will never look like a tunnel. For one thing, that wall is not flat. A tunnel would look like it was literally cut into the concrete, which is not the case here. The only time it looks like a real tunnel is from the perspective of the photographer who is standing in a parking area, per the bottom-right image:

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Response to KamaAina (Original post)

Tue Apr 5, 2016, 05:31 PM

43. Yep, it's been mostly debunked

Thanks for the Snopes link. I was coming here to do the same thing. Weird that this item was accepted at face value for so long.

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