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2005-04-03 10:59:00 AM  
Do they still use dinosaur cranes?
 
2005-04-03 11:02:28 AM  
I have to sympathize. Ever since the Granola mines closed here, it's been tough.
 
2005-04-03 11:05:10 AM  
I'm sorry they've lost their marbles.
 
2005-04-03 11:14:29 AM  
Boy, I'm glad my job at the metric crecent wrench factory is safe.
 
2005-04-03 11:19:52 AM  
 
2005-04-03 11:56:37 AM  
/don't get headline... and RTFA
 
2005-04-03 12:43:16 PM  
Evidently a computer map is what helped them find out that the mines were outside of the designated area?

WTF is up with the last sentence? "Not for nothing"?

Stupid.
 
2005-04-03 12:54:19 PM  
Cuddlefish I think the submitter was trying to make a pun. The article is talking about a marble mine. Marble as in what you (expensively) use as floor coverings and nice bathrooms. The submitter is talking about marbles as in the little round glass things that you play around with in the schoolyard with your buddies.

Now why was this greenlit?
 
2005-04-03 01:35:14 PM  
puzzledrick
everyone gets that what no one understands is how the submitter assumed its because of video games.


unless submitter didnt read the article and just saw 'marble mines closed"

i dont get it either cuddlefish
 
2005-04-03 02:24:45 PM  
Most of the miners say it is difficult to make ends meet after the Supreme Court in 2002 ordered the mines in Aandhi area of the Aravali range, 45 km from here, to close as they fell within forest or reserve sanctuary areas.

Yay! another enviro-success! Because as we all know, birds and trees are more important than fixing problems in third world toilets....
 
2005-04-03 02:44:07 PM  
Maybe i can tap the submitters mind? When I read the headline (without reading the article/comments) i assumed it meant people who make toy marbles are no longer able to make a living because kids these days play computer games instead of marbles.

maybe i smoke the same crack as the submitter?
 
2005-04-03 02:44:42 PM  
who the crap greenlights stupid things?
 
2005-04-03 02:46:19 PM  
The point of the headline is making fun of the growing "concerns" about video games causing so many problems. It was a pun completely unrelated to the article. It could have been "Computer games have killed the Pope" and had just as much relevance. Think of it more along the lines of "(Stupid, widespread controversy) caused (unrelated tragedy)"
 
2005-04-03 02:48:22 PM  
Mr. Programmer

Except they don't mine marbles, marbles are made of glass. :D
 
2005-04-03 02:48:35 PM  
Weaver95

I wouldnt scold the people who made the parks be there, as the article says, the area otherwise pretty much useless, with unarable land, low water supply. Besides i dont think that the officials who decided the placement of the park meant for it to include the mines. if it lies on the border, and it was only recently discovered that it violated the prak, then perhaps they meant for it to be outside.
 
2005-04-03 02:49:06 PM  
Sarcose, then it should've said "Violent video games." At least that would have made SOME kind of sense.
 
2005-04-03 02:49:48 PM  
To submitter: This is marble



It is a rock that is in a lot of fancy office buildings.

/dumbest greenlight in a long time
 
OAB
2005-04-03 02:49:54 PM  
Cuddlefish: /don't get headline... and RTFA


Because it didnt relate at all. It was a stupid joke. Someone probably submitted this with a better headline, at least I hope that they did.
 
2005-04-03 02:51:21 PM  
SenorOcho, yes i know.. i told you, crack
 
2005-04-03 02:52:09 PM  
OAB:

I doubt anybody else submitted this at all. It was really submitted just because of the pun.
 
2005-04-03 02:52:21 PM  
STUPID F/U/C/K/I/N/G MORON! PEICE OF S/H/I/T SUBMITTER I HATE YOU
 
2005-04-03 02:52:48 PM  
PuzzledRick:

I think the submitter was trying to make a pun. The article is talking about a marble mine...

Now why was this greenlit?


I smell a Fark "eco-catastrophe hoax" theme developing today. See also: Tanker ship dumps massive quantity of jet fuel into Port Everglades
 
2005-04-03 02:55:30 PM  
Oh, and marble is very important -- never take it for granite.

/I'll be here all week. Don't forget to tip your waitress
 
2005-04-03 02:58:33 PM  
Just let me know when they close up the soap mines, thanks.
 
2005-04-03 03:00:42 PM  
good lord you people take this too seriously.
 
2005-04-03 03:00:50 PM  
I second your sentiments Vicious. Submitter, please do not try to be clever ever again. Thanks. Goodbye.
 
2005-04-03 03:01:15 PM  
Of course, computer games are keeping diamond miners *in* business...

/got nothing
 
2005-04-03 03:03:33 PM  
tinian: boooo boooo
 
2005-04-03 03:06:27 PM  
Tinian

Oh, and marble is very important -- never take it for granite.

Why, that's sedimentary, my dear Watson!

/Don't believe this article - you have to take this kind of thing with a grain of basalt.
 
2005-04-03 03:08:14 PM  
"After the mines closed, I do not have a job. I am not able to feed my family and no one wants to marry my daughter as I do not have money," said 47-year-old Gyarsi with tears in his eyes.

Or maybe it's your biatch's nasty feet and snaggle teeth. Gotta love our developing third-world neighbors.
 
2005-04-03 03:08:29 PM  
Dumbest. Headline. Evar.
 
2005-04-03 03:08:55 PM  
Have all of you lost your senses of humor in the fallout from April Fools Day? I got the headline and got a chuckle out of it.

/morans
 
2005-04-03 03:10:48 PM  
frazer_not_crane

My thoughts exactly.
 
2005-04-03 03:11:05 PM  
hilarious headline.
 
2005-04-03 03:16:33 PM  
Weaver95:

Yay! another enviro-success! Because as we all know, birds and trees are more important than fixing problems in third world toilets....

Yep, everyone's gotta have their marble!
 
2005-04-03 03:17:04 PM  
lame-ass headline.
 
2005-04-03 03:20:39 PM  
i always wanted to be a judge, but i didn't have the Latin. so i became a miner instead.
 
2005-04-03 03:25:47 PM  
Man, people are getting violent over a headline. It's not a gut-buster, but I got a chuckle after I thought about it for a moment. As ProgrammerCat explained it's a pun. Nobody plays with marbles anymore because of computer games so the marble miners are out of work. See? Seeee?

What's even funnier than that are the people getting bent out of shape because it went over their heads. :)
 
2005-04-03 03:28:49 PM  
Oh, and marble is very important -- never take it for granite.

Why, that's sedimentary, my dear Watson!

/Don't believe this article - you have to take this kind of thing with a grain of basalt.


Slate in the day for these kind of puns.
 
2005-04-03 03:29:00 PM  
Weaver95:

Yay! another enviro-success! Because as we all know, birds and trees are more important than fixing problems in third world toilets....

Actually unless you're the creator of the world and understand the intricacies of its biology, who are you to suggest it's okay to eliminate any of the species?
 
2005-04-03 03:29:04 PM  
Did you know that there is a direct correlation between the rise in gang violence and the decline of the spirograph?
 
2005-04-03 03:32:30 PM  
Enough with the schisty geology puns!
 
2005-04-03 03:35:12 PM  
""After the mines closed, I do not have a job. I am not able to feed my family and no one wants to marry my daughter as I do not have money," said 47-year-old Gyarsi with tears in his eyes.
Or maybe it's your biatch's nasty feet and snaggle teeth. Gotta love our developing third-world neighbors.""

-I'd rather have a nasty foot snaggle toothed 3rd world woman that a fat American whiney biatch maxing my credit card.
Gotta love our superior asses.
 
2005-04-03 03:36:02 PM  
A lot of heat and pressure in this situation.
 
2005-04-03 03:36:32 PM  
It's not about "getting" the headline, Everyone knows what the headline is trying to imply. However, the headline is not a pun, the headline is just stupid.

Tinian and Toshiro Mifune's Letter Opener makes up for the crappy greenlight though.
 
2005-04-03 03:40:49 PM  
svejker_14

Slate in the day for these kind of puns.

You're right, I might as well stop making geology puns. Compared to your puns, my jokes shale in comparison.
 
2005-04-03 03:41:04 PM  
You all have rocks in your heads.

...and the submitter has a real pair of marbles.
 
2005-04-03 03:42:09 PM  
Stupid article.

"Marbles" have been made out of glass for 50+ years, minimum.

Waste of time.
 
2005-04-03 03:45:52 PM  
TMLO

You're right, I might as well stop making geology puns. Compared to your puns, my jokes shale in comparison.

But I,...I..., like them..., quartz and all...
 
2005-04-03 03:46:06 PM  
Inigo_Montoya

Enough with the schisty geology puns!

Come on, that's not very gneiss!
 
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