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(BBC)   The craziest tennis picture gallery you will see today... no Anna K, but still incredible   (news.bbc.co.uk) divider line 263
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2005-02-23 08:11:17 PM
Slums? Hey, this is Dubai. They just have alot of tourist dollars and stolen watches.
 
2005-02-23 08:11:55 PM
Jonny.the.Q:

Yes, let's throw tennis and golf balls and whatever various objects into the sea below! Who cares about the cute little whales and their blowholes! While we're at it we'll be oblivous to the slums surrounding the hotel on the mainland!


The sea was angry that day, my friends, like an old man trying to send back soup in a deli.
 
2005-02-23 08:11:58 PM
I get that fuzzy feeling all over
 
2005-02-23 08:12:17 PM
Ive been to Dubai, before that thing was built though.

The place is full of ridiculous oppulent useless crap like that.

It is kind of like Las Vegas, except with out the hookers. And without the gambling and alcohol. And it is full of muslims.

The beaches are nice though (when they arent shiatted up by some rich Emir's palace or super hotel that is)

/meh
 
2005-02-23 08:12:23 PM
What next, Tara Lipinski walking a balance beam between the two antennas on the Sears Tower?

I guess it would be pretty funny to see a FIGURE SKATER walking the balance beam. That would be a lot like Paulie Shore acting or Paris Hilton being good looking, but the falling part would be really entertaining.

/what would Brian Boitano do?
 
2005-02-23 08:12:33 PM
Am I the only person not seeing the catwalk back to the resort? Maybe they're supposed to slide down the pole...

More:
http://msn.foxsports.com/tennis/pgStory?contentId=3414244&pageNumber=1
 
2005-02-23 08:12:34 PM
scared.
 
2005-02-23 08:12:39 PM
Spikes should come up under the court and it should swivel Flash Gordon style.



Dive!
 
2005-02-23 08:12:47 PM
 
2005-02-23 08:13:08 PM
The little caption about Agassi yelling down for a passer-by to throw his ball back up got a chuckle out of me.

/easily amused
//second the motion to stop hitting balls and stuff into the see
 
2005-02-23 08:13:18 PM
control

You CANNOT be SERIOUS!

Good one. Tennis hasn't been the same since Johnny Mac quit.
 
2005-02-23 08:13:19 PM
Why cant a tsunami come and knock that farker and all the dumb rich people in it into the sea to be feasted upon by fishes and sea snakes?
 
2005-02-23 08:13:33 PM
Do you retards hear yourselves???
"no farking way"
"I'm scared just looking at those photos"
"I wet my pants"

First of all, the court was OBVIOUSLY set up for a photo shoot / publicity stunt / advertising for the hotel
Second of all, NOBODY is going to EVER play a tennis match on that court.
Third of all, y'allz a bunch of biatches.
 
2005-02-23 08:13:43 PM
grrrr..

the sea even.

^^;;
 
2005-02-23 08:14:08 PM
You have got to be batshiat crazy to play up there. Besides, the wind must do wonders on those serves.

/ground level please
 
2005-02-23 08:15:23 PM
Jonny.the.Q

Yes, let's throw tennis and golf balls and whatever various objects into the sea below! Who cares about the cute little whales and their blowholes! While we're at it we'll be oblivous to the slums surrounding the hotel on the mainland!

I honestly cannot think of the right words to express how completely retarded you are because of those three sentences. Sounds like you get more than your fair share of "various objects" up your own blowhole.

/Kramer did it too, only with a golf ball
 
2005-02-23 08:16:07 PM
breatheeasy:

Am I the only person not seeing the catwalk back to the resort? Maybe they're supposed to slide down the pole..

You must have missed the part about it really being a helo pad. There is a walkway in the MSN photos.
 
2005-02-23 08:17:12 PM
Am I the only person not seeing the catwalk back to the resort? Maybe they're supposed to slide down the pole..

You must have missed the part about it really being a helo pad. There is a walkway in the MSN photos.


Shutup, we almost had him sliding down the pole.
 
2005-02-23 08:17:25 PM
ohmygodiamsoscaredofheights.
idpissmyselfifiwereupthere.
 
2005-02-23 08:17:37 PM
now, this is just some type of publicity stunt right? this is just a helipad they dressed up as a tennis court? oh man, my stomach is squeezing just looking at those pics.

/anyone else saw Dubai and thought it said Dubya and then....ah nevermind.
 
2005-02-23 08:17:40 PM
Around the third pic I lost track of my testicles. I think they are somewhere up in the vicinity of my spleen.

C'mon out fellas, it's safe.
 
2005-02-23 08:17:47 PM
Hi, the sea killed like 125000 people recently. Throwing tennis balls at it (even from way up high) is only minor retaliation.
 
2005-02-23 08:18:10 PM
Anyone else here ever do the rides on the top of the Stratosphere in Las Vegas? That's some crazy shiat.
 
2005-02-23 08:18:26 PM
God damn when did farkers turn into a bunch of limp wristed pussies?
 
2005-02-23 08:19:01 PM
UTex:

I know Kramer did it.
Kramer rules.

p.s. You're from Texas. Thus ending the conversation.
 
2005-02-23 08:19:32 PM
 
2005-02-23 08:20:11 PM
Check out this picture looking down at the ground. No friggin way I am going near the edge.
To big to post
http://www.npoc.nl/pictures/dubai_hotel_1m.jpg
 
2005-02-23 08:20:35 PM
magenpie - Also, everytime Dubai is metioned there's always an image of that hotel. Is that all there is in Dubai, landmark-wise?
No, but it is one of the coolest things you'll ever see. Dubai has as many huge different-designed hotels as Vegas, just no casinos inside!

Jonny.the.Q - While we're at it we'll be oblivous to the slums surrounding the hotel on the mainland!
There aren't any slums near that hotel. That's high-dollar real estate, it's directly adjacent to the Jumeira Beach Hotel. (think of something the size of the MGM Grand shaped like a breaking wave)
 
2005-02-23 08:20:57 PM
I think the minute I realized I was up on that hotel I'd probably detonate....or at least my skeleton would jump out of my skin.

hehe best comment yet, ditto
 
2005-02-23 08:21:02 PM
To hell with Anna....

Give me Sharapova!!!
 
2005-02-23 08:21:04 PM
That Hotel is Cool.

On the Travel Channel they did a report on the Hotel and the water park is is part of it, the fountians and the way it lights up at night makes it look like a sailing ship. It is really a cool place.

trying to find the link to the report to post it.
 
2005-02-23 08:24:14 PM
Danbo:
After looking at more pictures and that awesome arial shot I agree.
They keep the slums far back inland! Out of the tourists sight!

That wasn't really isn't my concern though.
My concern is still though damn balls and those whales!
(and YES Utex when I did make that statement I was thinking of Kramer, hence the reason threw in golf balls there for ya buddy)

and you're still from Texas.
 
2005-02-23 08:24:19 PM
Not impressed...
 
2005-02-23 08:25:27 PM
danbo:

There aren't any slums near that hotel. That's high-dollar real estate, it's directly adjacent to the Jumeira Beach Hotel. (think of something the size of the MGM Grand shaped like a breaking wave)

Dubai arabs are filthy rich and only compose something like 20% of the population. But they exploit imported pakistanis and filipinos to do all the crap work.

I guess it is a cool place if you are into big hotels and rich arabs that dont give a fark about anything but making more big ass hotels.
 
2005-02-23 08:26:33 PM
2005-02-23 08:04:05 PM magenpie

Also, everytime Dubai is metioned there's always an image of that hotel. Is that all there is in Dubai, landmark-wise?
I'm not entirely certain but I believe the entire country is smaller than New York. No. Not the state, the city. And there are no slums. It's the richest per capita country on the planet.
 
2005-02-23 08:27:14 PM
God damn when did farkers turn into a bunch of limp wristed pussies?

When we all pictured ourselves falling to our deaths chasing little yellow balls.



Facemask_98 -- Way cool. I wonder if we could play SimCity from up there.
 
2005-02-23 08:27:48 PM
Priapulid: It is kind of like Las Vegas, except with out the hookers. And without the gambling and alcohol.

So, it's like Vegas without all those things that make Vegas more than a dusty, dry two-horse outpost in the middle of the desert.
 
2005-02-23 08:27:50 PM
Is that real grass?

I wonder how much Agassi and Federer got paid to go up there.
 
2005-02-23 08:27:52 PM
It would be even cooler if there were electric railings around the court. The ball had spikes. The players wore armor and various jets of flame would shoot out at random intervals at random spots during the course of play.

Welcome to Tennidrome.

Two men enter.. one man leaves.
 
2005-02-23 08:28:10 PM
Jonny.the.Q

You're from Texas. Thus ending the conversation.

HAHA. When in doubt, jump on the "point out they're from Texas and make some stupid comment" bandwagon, eh? You didn't even state why being from Texas is such a negative attribute! Was it because of the stereotype that Texans can kick some serious ass and you are just afraid for things to escalate further so you ended the "conversation?" You are just a complete pussy from head to toe...it's too bad your Mommy won't pay for that operation you want so badly so you can go out and pick up all the cute Pittsburgh dudes!
 
2005-02-23 08:28:30 PM
Same hotel in America == huge some of $ for family of douche bag.

"They need to put signs up, that say don't fall of the roof!"
"It's an outrage that in the 21st Century they don't have signs that say don't jump off the roof!"
"Negligence on the hotels part!"

"No one ever told me the coffee was hot!"
 
2005-02-23 08:29:38 PM
Priapulid: Dubai arabs are filthy rich and only compose something like 20% of the population. But they exploit imported pakistanis and filipinos to do all the crap work.

Sounds like northern New Jersey... only replace "Dubai arabs" with "Americans" and "pakistanis and filipinos" with "Mexicans and Latin Americans".
 
2005-02-23 08:29:54 PM
clevershark:

So, it's like Vegas without all those things that make Vegas more than a dusty, dry two-horse outpost in the middle of the desert.


It's got big stupid hotels.

Ive been to Vegas too. The desert is nicer than the city, but then again I grew up near the desert and I hate big stupid hotels, so I am inclined to hate places like Dubai and Las Vegas.
 
2005-02-23 08:30:07 PM
Anim8r & WalkingCarpet

Golf clap!
 
2005-02-23 08:31:13 PM
Dubai just has too much money. Meanwhile, millions of others in the Muslim world live in such abject poverty that they'll send their kids to an Al-Qaeda school because it's free.

 
2005-02-23 08:32:45 PM
Yeah, that was kinda cool...but this one time, at band camp...

/stuck in the 90's
//livin' in the 80's
 
2005-02-23 08:33:15 PM
I now know where I'm going for vacation this year.
 
2005-02-23 08:33:28 PM
EdibleJesus:

I feel sick just looking at the pictures. Shouldn't there be some sort of guard rail?

I don't get how they did it. I guess you have to be really conscious about not going back to return lobs.
 
2005-02-23 08:33:29 PM
Man if I was gonna commit suicide, it would be off that hotel! Id go out in style.
 
2005-02-23 08:34:13 PM
I think I just peed a little.
 
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