The I Ain’t Got Time To Bleed Caption Contest is now over.
Top Five Entries:
5. Me love you long time! Bang like screen door in ammonia nitrate explosion! – John Rudisil
4. Go to the Seattle “Summer of Love” they said…it’ll be fun they said…fck ’em. – MelP
3. Fertilizer bomb still less damage than a BLM protest. – Gary Moore
2. “Then Beirut, root, root for the home team!
If they blow up it’s a shame!
For it’s ONE, TWO, THREE strikes: KABOOM
at the old ball game!” – Mike AKA Proof
WINNER! – Hey, at least we’re not in Portland. – Veeshir
I Ain’t Got Time To Bleed Caption Contest
Caption this photo in the comments section. The winners will be posted on Monday, August 10th.
Original Caption: A woman, who was injured in Tuesday’s blast, sits next to her husband outside their damaged grocery in Beirut, Lebanon August 5, 2020. REUTERS/Aziz Taher
The port of Beirut suffered many casualties after a small explosion triggered another, more devastating one, leveling buildings and sending a shock wave through the city.
A massive explosion shook Beirut Tuesday, killing at least 50 people and injuring thousands of others while flattening much of the port, damaging buildings across the capital, and sending a mushroom cloud into the sky.
The cause of the explosion remains unclear. The Lebanese Red Cross tweeted that more than 30 teams were responding to the scene of the blast via ambulances.
Well, they think they know the cause, and it’s as idiotic as you’d expect.
Abbas Ibrahim, chief of Lebanese General Security, said the explosion might have been caused by highly explosive material that was confiscated from a ship some time ago and stored at the port. Local television channel LBC said the material was sodium nitrate.
Apparently, Beirut confiscated a shipload of ammonium nitrate – about 2,750 tons of it – and let it sit inside a warehouse… for twelve years! Well, there’s your boom. Dumbasses.
You can see a few angles of the explosion below…
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