reply to post by GoodOlDave
now your just being silly..
I am not sure how old you are but..
there was a time when demolition of a building used a wrecking ball.. remember those?
or bulldozers with cables pulling the support beams down..
well, this was dangerous & very tricky when done in confined spaces within a city..
then, C4 shape charges became available to the private sector & the delicate technique of imploding buildings became big business.. along with a
implosions became a huge deal.. the new theory was to cause, as we commonly know today, the walls to fall inward away from neighboring structures on
themselves (ie their "footprint") with these strategically placed controlled explosions causing a vacuum by pulverizing the core & therefore pulling
the building in on itself..
this was such a new & crazy thing to watch it was shown on live television with months & months of planning & months of hype.. sometimes even as a new
years eve show.. i remember a few on the new channel FOX at the time..
so by definition..
v. im·plod·ed, im·plod·ing, im·plodes
To collapse inward violently.
1. To cause to collapse inward violently.
2. To demolish (a building) by causing to collapse inward.
and how would you describe such an operation?
to create a force able to cause the walls to collapse inward violently?
what would be able to pull the walls inwards on themselves?
you can not begin to describe the event with out using the word PULL..
the suction cause the walls to PULL..
destroying the support columns would PULL..
we can't have this building cause damage to other building close by we need to have it fall way.. to PULL it..
as in a controlled demolition..
the main question is ...
why the hell would the Fire Chief be calling Mr Silverstein in the first place?
was that not FEMA headquarters? FBI? CIA?
surely those interests, being Federal, have a higher priority, correct?
especially with the Defense Dept attacked? we were on a nation wide high alert were we not?
so why on earth would the watch commander call up a civilian and take an order to "pull" the Fire Departments men out of a "dangerous" situation?
have you ever heard of such a thing? neither have I, nor anyone else..
could you imagine a scenario in your town where the Fire Dept calls up and asks a Walmart building owner what to do when their building is burning,
possible victims still inside, Firemen in danger because the blaze is out of control? no. no you would not tolerate that behavior when it is
financially beneficial at the cost of human lives. ever heard of insurance fraud? "yeah, just pull out Chief, I've got State Farm."
searching for excuses as to what the meaning of "pull it" only leads to other very disturbing questions..
which you obviously have not taken any time to think of..
so to sum it up..
"So who the heck ever said "Pull it" was slang for controlled demolitions?"
the very definition of a controlled demolition is the technique of destroying a building by imploding it.
now .. you go and try to describe that to yourself without explaining some type of force needs to act upon the outer walls pulling them together
towards each other to accomplish this feat...
ps.. cant wait for more stunning threads titled..
"So who the heck ever said "floor it" was slang for driving a car fast?"
and not a construction term for building a house..
"So who the heck ever said "haulin' a$$" was slang for breaking the speed limit?"
and not transporting donkey's..
"So who the heck ever said "flying high" was slang for being happy?"
and not piloting an airplane..
"So who the heck ever said "blow job" was slang for oral sex?'
when clearly sucking is involved...