Clumsy bastard trips and destroys three Qing vases


A loose shoelace led to the downfall of the Qing vases. It's amazing museums don't lose more art to random acts of clumsiness/stupidity.

Posted by sedgemonkey @ 1/30/2006 07:49  |    14 | Source


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Blood_wave (Level 2 Mercenary) @ 2/6/2006 15:12
hahaha wat a sucker!

Lawrence (Level 10 Operative) @ 2/2/2006 03:16
A couple of months ago, I visited that musem. The Chinese vases were pretty boring to look at, to be honest. I much preferred the paintings on the upper levels. Oh well.

Monsoon2D (Level 2 Flatfoot) @ 2/1/2006 23:57
All museums should have an escalator at the front enterance so that those with untied shoes will have the opportunity to have their leg(s) severed, thus avoiding any real damage.

leel (Level 5 Killer Klown) @ 1/31/2006 15:21

"People who are born in Europe are lucky anyway."

So true! *proud-European*

sedgemonkey (Level 11 Master Assassin) @ 1/31/2006 15:12

Agreed: Velvet rope + display case = impregnable defense

DeathByChris (Level 5 Killer Klown) @ 1/31/2006 06:45

Murphy`s Law, it was bound to happen they should not have had the vases sitting on the window sill for so long unprotected if they were worth so much they should have been in display cases gaurded by the power of the velvet rope, ohhh.. the velvet rope.

its the museums fault.

CsaR (Level 1 Jukyu) @ 1/31/2006 05:57
haha...That guy got owned by his shoelace.

Brian the Great (Level 8 Brigadier General) @ 1/31/2006 05:33
People who are born in Europe are lucky anyway.



leel (Level 5 Killer Klown) @ 1/30/2006 18:31


In America they'd announce his name on every newstation and the museum would sue the shirt off his back.  A lucky clumsy bastard he is   I feel bad for the guy, and the museum.. mostly the museum for having to say whatFaktablad just quoted and having to put the vases back together.. It'd be hard enough if it was one vase, but 3? That's tragic

Faktablad (Level 6 SWAT) @ 1/30/2006 11:56

"It was a most unfortunate and regrettable accident, but we are glad that the visitor involved was able to leave the museum unharmed," said Duncan Robinson, the Fitzwilliam's director.

I want to see the look on his face when he said that.

Brian the Great (Level 8 Brigadier General) @ 1/30/2006 11:33
Damn, that's one clumsy bastard. Luckily I don't visit museums much.

sedgemonkey (Level 11 Master Assassin) @ 1/30/2006 11:31

It would definitely suck to be known as "the guy who destroyed those priceless vases".

I promise if I ever meet the poor fella in person I won't bring up his clumsiness or his gigantic neaderthal forehead. 

sensation (Level 1 Intern) @ 1/30/2006 11:25
that's quite mean to call the poor man a clumsy bastard, especially after he fell down a flight of stairs and destroyed 3 vases which are obviously irreplacable, expensive, and historic. just imagine the pain and guilt he feels.

OMGFossil (Level 6 Yonkyu) @ 1/30/2006 08:59

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