Hyundai Is Burning Up The Road

While I have never owned a Hyundai vehicle, I have always heard good things. Apparently the warranty is excellent and the people I know who own a Hyundai are very happy with them. Until they catch fire.

Hyundai is adding about 471,000 SUVs to a September U.S. recall for an electrical short in a computer that could cause fires. And the company is warning owners to park the SUVs outdoors until they are repaired.

Wait a minute, I thought South Korea was our friends?

The latest recall covers certain model-year 2016 through 2018, and additional 2020 through 2021, Hyundai Tucson SUVs. The vehicles have antilock brake system computers that can malfunction internally and cause an electrical short. That can lead to a fire.

Hyundai said Friday that the recall comes as part of a continuing investigation into the problem. The company said it’s aware of a dozen fires but no injuries related to the recalled vehicles.

Okay, let’s begin:

With Hyundai’s low prices, you better get them while they’re hot!

No need to add flames to the hood; they come with the package.

The ten-year warranty ensures you won’t get burned.

The Pool Will Be Closed Indefinitely

A fire at a West Virginia resort leveled the structure and the surrounding area.

A fast moving fire destroyed the lodge at Avalon Resort near Paw Paw on Tuesday. Volunteer firefighters from three states battled the blaze, which was first reported about 4 p.m. There were reportedly no injuries.

“Due to an emergency the Avalon Lodge and Indoor Aquatics Center is closed until further notice. More details will be posted as they become available,” read the post.

Why would I bother with such an insignificant post? Read on…

According to its website, Avalon is a clothing-optional resort located on over 140 acres of woodland.

So… this was a wiener roast?

The Tragedy Of Tragedies

In one of the most horrific disasters to befall France in decades, the Notre-Dame Cathedral has been decimated by a fire. The 856-year old structure was heavily damaged, but can apparently be rebuilt.

Notre-Dame has been saved from total destruction after a blaze ripped through the cathedral, French fire services have said.

Flames broke out at the 12th century historic building on Monday evening, quickly devastating the spire and roof and sending plumes of black smoke into the sky.

Normally I have no love for the French, but this is a tragedy on a worldwide scale, especially to Christians across the globe. Sadly, the damage to the cathedral is not the worst part of the story…

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Caption Contest Winners

The Lemme Stand Next To Your Fire Caption Contest is now over.

Top Five Entries:
5. Sadly this photo shows only a small part of France being destroyed by fire…but at least it’s a start. – J-Dub
4. After Germany refused to accept the French offer of surrender, France faces yet another existential crisis where they must surrender to themselves while claiming victory over the enemy. Great Britain has offered kindling. – Sully
3. Wyatt regrets the earlier taco binge after riot duty runs long. – Jenn
2. Global warming? My Ass!!! – MelP

WINNER! – French Nuts roasting on an open fire, Jacques Frost nipping at Al Gore. Wealth redistribution disguised as Climate Change, and riots burning every store. – Jim

Rock Beats Fire

When confronted by people who criticize Pennsylvania, I usually do my level best to stick up for my state. Sometimes, a defense is both inappropriate and unwarranted; like when someone throws a boulder into a burning residence.

No one was hurt but a home was heavily damaged Monday afternoon in a fire in Lower Saucon Township.

A man, his wife and a dog got themselves out of the home at 4267 Roberts Ave., but someone else threw a boulder through a garage window to get access to a car inside, Steel City Volunteer Fire Department Chief Chris Snyder said. Once that window was smashed, more oxygen entered the home and the fire took off, Snyder said.

There was an “altercation” with the rock thrower and that person was told to leave the property, Snyder said.

So… did the neighbor believe the boulder would snuff out the flames, or that it was filled with clean, fresh water? The Lehigh Valley is not traditionally considered as “Pennsyltucky,” but in this instance, we’ll make an exception.

Caption Contest Winners

The Competition Is Heating Up Caption Contest is now over.

Top Five Entries:
5. FEEL THE BURN!!!!!! – Cathy
4. What? The Hell! – Mike AKA Proof
3. Democrats create another dumpster fire full of allegations against Trump’s latest supreme court pick. – MelP
2. The addition of IED’s to the race has been met with mixed reactions from the fans. – Sully

WINNER! – Madame Pele cheers as the Race Against Lava gets underway near Halema’uma’u in Hawaii. – Mike47

Liar, Liar, House On Fire

A fire erupted in Bill and Hillary Clinton’s home in Chappaqua, New York Wednesday afternoon. There were no reports of injuries.

The fire that broke out at the Clinton’s around 2:50 p.m. afternoon was extinguished around 3:15 p.m.

The Clintons bought their first home in Chappaqua — a hamlet in the Westchester County town of New Castle, N.Y. — in 1999 for $1.7 million. They bought a three-bedroom property next door in 2016.

Aerial images appeared to show fire department activity at a second, smaller house on the property at the rear of the main house.

Fire officials believe the cause of the blaze was either Mrs. Clinton burning incriminating documents, or Bill was caught “polling the electorate” – in this case, a twenty-something lingerie model.

Caption Contest Winners

That Burning Sensation Caption Contest has now concluded.

Top Five Entries:
5. Taco Bell: Revenge. – Jenn
4. “This week in Twitter.” – Tyler D.
3. Donna Brazile’s book launch party was held at DNC headquarters. It was EPIC! – John DuMond
2. Most people just use a paper bag when they do this prank. – Bruno Braun

WINNER! – The Jane Fonda Memorial wall was vandalized shortly after its installation. The investigation has been hampered somewhat, since every veteran that police have questioned, confessed to the crime. Confessions continue to pour in. – Proof