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2008-03-25 04:31:14 PM  
Off topic, but didn't I see something about an Easter Island Fark party scheduled to happen in a few years?
 
2008-03-25 05:16:16 PM  
msnbcmedia3.msn.com

" Om nom nom nom nom nom nom nom "
 
2008-03-25 07:11:03 PM  
I wonder how his hearing will go.
 
2008-03-25 07:11:18 PM  
Now if it was dark chocolate, totally understandable.
 
2008-03-25 07:12:10 PM  
Obligatory.

farm1.static.flickr.com
 
2008-03-25 07:12:12 PM  
Marko Kulju, 26, faces seven years in prison and a fine of $19,100 if convicted of stealing pieces of the right earlobe from a Moai,

Not to mention super bad luck when competing in a Hawaii Surf contest while wearing that as a necklace.
 
2008-03-25 07:18:26 PM  
i258.photobucket.com
 
2008-03-25 07:19:27 PM  
Yo, Smitty

Unless the Moais fell on this idiot... not sure I would call this "tragic".
 
2008-03-25 07:21:36 PM  
Did they ever catch the guy who stole the Sphinx's nose?
 
2008-03-25 07:22:27 PM  
I saw that story and thought, "$1000 says he's American..."

Kinda shocked I was wrong.
 
2008-03-25 07:23:13 PM  
Thank God it wasn't an American. I'm not sure if I can read another "Ugly American" thread this week.
 
2008-03-25 07:23:46 PM  
What? Somebody from a country other than America felt entitled to something that wasn't theirs?

/sarcasm off
 
2008-03-25 07:24:01 PM  
GrafxLvr: Yo, Smitty

Unless the Moais fell on this idiot... not sure I would call this "tragic".


It's tragic that if this shiat continues my grandkids will only hear about the Moais and see then in photographs... asking me "whatever happened to those"

Hell, if it had fell on the guy it would have been comedy the kind FARK was made for.
 
2008-03-25 07:25:21 PM  
Burning_Monk: GrafxLvr: Yo, Smitty

Unless the Moais fell on this idiot... not sure I would call this "tragic".

It's tragic that if this shiat continues my grandkids will only hear about the Moais and see then in photographs... asking me "whatever happened to those"

Hell, if it had fell on the guy it would have been comedy the kind FARK was made for.


I'm sure your precious snowflake will be just fine. I've never seen a live thylacine or dodo yet I'm not bawling.
 
2008-03-25 07:25:41 PM  
FTA: The statues gaze out on the south Pacific more than 2,300 miles west of Chile, which annexed Easter Island in the 19th century.

WRONG! I really really can't stand it when people get basic details like this wrong. All Moai sit with their BACKS TO THE SEA. If they gaze anything it's the treeless interior of the island.
 
2008-03-25 07:27:58 PM  
GrafxLvr: Unless the Moais fell on this idiot... not sure I would call this "tragic".

The Moais have great power (I can't believe everyone doesn't know this).

The whole world is a step closer to doom.

/Look for Hillary to run away with Pennsylvania and that other largish state
 
2008-03-25 07:28:10 PM  
What a dumbass. He gets a good long stay in prison because he wanted a rock. Someone should have told this idiot that there are plenty of rocks lying around that nobody cares about, that he could probably even find a few back in his home country and not have to go halfway around the world to get one.
 
2008-03-25 07:28:54 PM  
wiimedia.ign.com
Wanted for questioning.
 
2008-03-25 07:31:35 PM  
Russ1642: Burning_Monk: GrafxLvr: Yo, Smitty

Unless the Moais fell on this idiot... not sure I would call this "tragic".

It's tragic that if this shiat continues my grandkids will only hear about the Moais and see then in photographs... asking me "whatever happened to those"

Hell, if it had fell on the guy it would have been comedy the kind FARK was made for.

I'm sure your precious snowflake will be just fine. I've never seen a live thylacine or dodo yet I'm not bawling.


Right, let's destroy all historical artifacts? Who needs living history anyways? Books are enough right?

I'm sure the tourist money certainly helps the islands too, no more statues no more reason for people to visit. That would be a tragedy for everyone living there.
 
2008-03-25 07:34:34 PM  
The Gordie Howe Hat Trick: I saw that story and thought, "$1000 says he's American..."

Kinda shocked I was wrong.


I'm not. I had a feeling it would be a continental European just based on my anecdotal experinces in Europe and in America.

When I was in Germany and France visiting some battlefields, I was shocked that we were allowed to walk around in old bunkers, touch the destroyed artillery guns, and otherwise risk twisting an ankle.
I'm a real American National Park hound and in contrast, half of the front country areas, especially if we're talking battlefields, are roped off. As an American I have been trained by the NPS, their insurance company, whoever not to touch anything.

However, because of what I believe their used to at home, I have seen many Europeans ignore the signs and touch whatever and tromp wherever they want. I even have a picture - old fashioned non-digital and I'm too lazy to find and scan it right now - of a German tourist in the Everglades NP grabbing an aligator right in front of a "Don't touch the alligators!" sign (in English and in a pictogram).

I also knew it wouldn't be a Brit, because you aren't allowed to touch or even take pictures of a lot of the stuff there. I forgot that rule in Windsor Castle and almost had my camcorder jacked by a security guy until my British Great Uncle talked him into just letting me tape over the tape by filming into the lens cap. (As a hot-headed ugly American, I was ready to throw down.)
 
2008-03-25 07:34:37 PM  
Russ1642: I'm sure your precious snowflake will be just fine. I've never seen a live thylacine or dodo yet I'm not bawling.

You don't honestly mean that? Surely not.

If so, I feel real sorry for you.
 
2008-03-25 07:38:52 PM  
He gonna get Rapa Nui'd.
 
2008-03-25 07:41:09 PM  
When I was in Germany and France visiting some battlefields, I was shocked that we were allowed to walk around in old bunkers, touch the destroyed artillery guns, and otherwise risk twisting an ankle.

Thats because the Europeans have this funny concept they call "personal responsibility." They don't get all lawsuit-happy like we do every time we skin our elbow on that national landmark.
 
2008-03-25 07:44:58 PM  
JFP's Gym Partner: The Gordie Howe Hat Trick: I saw that story and thought, "$1000 says he's American..."

Kinda shocked I was wrong.

I'm not. I had a feeling it would be a continental European just based on my anecdotal experinces in Europe and in America.

When I was in Germany and France visiting some battlefields, I was shocked that we were allowed to walk around in old bunkers, touch the destroyed artillery guns, and otherwise risk twisting an ankle.
I'm a real American National Park hound and in contrast, half of the front country areas, especially if we're talking battlefields, are roped off. As an American I have been trained by the NPS, their insurance company, whoever not to touch anything.

However, because of what I believe their used to at home, I have seen many Europeans ignore the signs and touch whatever and tromp wherever they want. I even have a picture - old fashioned non-digital and I'm too lazy to find and scan it right now - of a German tourist in the Everglades NP grabbing an aligator right in front of a "Don't touch the alligators!" sign (in English and in a pictogram).

I also knew it wouldn't be a Brit, because you aren't allowed to touch or even take pictures of a lot of the stuff there. I forgot that rule in Windsor Castle and almost had my camcorder jacked by a security guy until my British Great Uncle talked him into just letting me tape over the tape by filming into the lens cap. (As a hot-headed ugly American, I was ready to throw down.)


I'm pretty pissed that some Civil War Battlefields are endangered. The field where the Confederates charged across (Pickett's charge) at Gettysburg is safe now, but there was a point when it was almost paved over for motels and fast food joints. Gettysburg is generally the exception though due to its fame.
 
2008-03-25 07:45:51 PM  
Russ1642: Burning_Monk: GrafxLvr: Yo, Smitty

Unless the Moais fell on this idiot... not sure I would call this "tragic".

It's tragic that if this shiat continues my grandkids will only hear about the Moais and see then in photographs... asking me "whatever happened to those"

Hell, if it had fell on the guy it would have been comedy the kind FARK was made for.

I'm sure your precious snowflake will be just fine. I've never seen a live thylacine or dodo yet I'm not bawling.


And here we have a dumbass, the likes of which date back thousands of years and, unfortunately, will be around for many years to come.
 
2008-03-25 07:47:06 PM  
To be fair, the tourist was Mike Tyson.

/just doing what he does best
 
2008-03-25 07:48:47 PM  
So, I guess the statue is Finnished?
 
2008-03-25 07:49:46 PM  
The Presbyter: I'm pretty pissed that some Civil War Battlefields are endangered. The field where the Confederates charged across (Pickett's charge) at Gettysburg is safe now, but there was a point when it was almost paved over for motels and fast food joints. Gettysburg is generally the exception though due to its fame.

Yeah, don't get me wrong, I'm all for roping off things that should be roped off. Sometimes the NPS drives me a little nuts, though. I kind of wish the French would do a little more to preserve some of the D-Day/Battle of Normandy sites that I toured, as fun as it was to tromp around in.
 
2008-03-25 07:51:33 PM  
i155.photobucket.com

Really good 1994 movie.
 
2008-03-25 07:59:33 PM  
joelybarger:
Thats because the Europeans have this funny concept they call "personal responsibility." They don't get all lawsuit-happy like we do every time we skin our elbow on that national landmark.



Phew!! I was worried for a second that a thread about a Finn vandalizing a statue on Easter Island would be too challenging for a European apologist to bash the US!

/Fark rules
 
2008-03-25 08:01:14 PM  
Oman perheen kesken jaetaan elämän ilot ja surut. Kotona saa olla sellainen kuin oikeasti on ja näyttää myös sen, jos joskus harmittaa. Perheen kanssa vietetystä ajasta syntyy paljon muistoja. Millaiset hetket perheen parissa ovat sinusta parhaita? Mitä silloin teette vai teettekö mitään?

Kevään teemanamme on perhe. Löydät näiltä sivuilta teemaan liittyviä piirroksia, tarinoita, keskusteluja, uutisia ja äänestyksen. Olemme saaneet myös haastattelun itse presidentiltä! Lue, mitä mieltä hän on lasten hyvinvoinnista ja osallistumismahdollisuuksista.

Tiesitkö, että lapsilla on ikiomat oikeudet? Suomi on sitoutunut noudattamaan YK:n lapsen oikeuksien sopimusta, joka takaa kaikille alle 18-vuotiaille muun muassa oikeuden omien mielipiteidensä ilmaisemiseen, koulunkäyntiin ja vapaa-aikaan. Lasten oikeuksien pariin sinua johdattelee näillä sivuilla kissa-maskottimme Sisu.

Tasavallan presidentti Tarja Halonen muistuttaa lapsia riittävän levon, hauskuuden ja kavereista huolehtimisen tärkeydestä. "Jokainen meistä - sinä ja minä - olemme ainutlaatuisia ja täydellisiä yksilöitä", presidentti toteaa. Aikuiset tekevät työtä sen hyväksi, että kaikilla lapsilla olisi samat oikeudet ja hyvä olla.
 
2008-03-25 08:01:53 PM  
i199.photobucket.com


Something I made a while ago...
 
2008-03-25 08:02:02 PM  
Marko 'Mike Tyson" Kulju, 26, faces seven years in prison and a fine of $19,100 if convicted of stealing pieces of the right earlobe from a Moai,


/Sorry bout that
 
2008-03-25 08:02:14 PM  
Burning_Monk: GrafxLvr: Yo, Smitty

Unless the Moais fell on this idiot... not sure I would call this "tragic".

It's tragic that if this shiat continues my grandkids will only hear about the Moais and see then in photographs... asking me "whatever happened to those"

Hell, if it had fell on the guy it would have been comedy the kind FARK was made for.


I can see the headline now: "Easter Island statue crushes tourist attempting to break it for a souvenir. Papa Moai gives Darwin a high-five."
 
2008-03-25 08:04:37 PM  
bugmn99: He gonna get Rapa Nui'd.

I lol'd
 
2008-03-25 08:06:47 PM  
Jazzycat: Something I made a while ago...

I was looking for the vote check box before I realized this isn't a PS contest.
 
2008-03-25 08:07:08 PM  
GrafxLvr: Yo, Smitty

Unless the Moais fell on this idiot... not sure I would call this "tragic".


You don't consider the defacing of an ancient artwork tragic? How sad for you.
 
2008-03-25 08:09:53 PM  
He must have had too much time on his hands?
 
2008-03-25 08:10:26 PM  
stirfrybry: GrafxLvr: Yo, Smitty

Unless the Moais fell on this idiot... not sure I would call this "tragic".

You don't consider the defacing of an ancient artwork tragic? How sad for you.


What's tragic is that you seemed to miss GrafxLvr's point.
 
2008-03-25 08:13:59 PM  
What could possibly go rongorongo?
 
2008-03-25 08:22:01 PM  
www.mobygames.com
They will have their revenge...
 
2008-03-25 08:27:35 PM  
my ex is Finnish. he was a dumbass too
 
2008-03-25 08:31:54 PM  
Allornone: my ex is Finnish. he was a dumbass too

soooooooooooooooo....you are getting a kick, etc..

c'mon!
 
2008-03-25 08:32:10 PM  
Torn earlobe?

We can help!
 
2008-03-25 08:49:30 PM  
joelybarger: When I was in Germany and France visiting some battlefields, I was shocked that we were allowed to walk around in old bunkers, touch the destroyed artillery guns, and otherwise risk twisting an ankle.

Thats because the Europeans have this funny concept they call "personal responsibility." They don't get all lawsuit-happy like we do every time we skin our elbow on that national landmark.


That's exactly what I said when I was there: Insurance companies in America wouldn't let us do this.
Of course, when people start chipping ears off of priceless, ancient statues, maybe there should be some things that are off limits.
 
2008-03-25 08:52:34 PM  
joelybarger: When I was in Germany and France visiting some battlefields, I was shocked that we were allowed to walk around in old bunkers, touch the destroyed artillery guns, and otherwise risk twisting an ankle.

Thats because the Europeans have this funny concept they call "personal responsibility." They don't get all lawsuit-happy like we do every time we skin our elbow on that national landmark.


And for the record I've skinned my elbow, twisted ankles, broken a bone, been assaulted by a two-legged snake, been bitten by an actual (non-venomous) snake in Americas National Parks, and I've never even considered suing, and not just because I'd never have a case.
 
2008-03-25 08:52:49 PM  
Meh. Ear today, gone tomorrow...
 
2008-03-25 09:00:19 PM  
JFP's Gym Partner: a "Don't touch the alligators!" sign (in English and in a pictogram).

Worthless without pictogram!

(I'm guessing that the international sign would be extended hand, alligator, red circle-slash?)
 
2008-03-25 09:16:02 PM  
The Presbyter: What? Somebody from a country other than America felt entitled to something that wasn't theirs?

/sarcasm off


Let me put you in touch with the British Museum. I have their number here somewhere...
 
2008-03-25 09:44:31 PM  
The Presbyter:
I'm pretty pissed that some Civil War Battlefields are endangered. The field where the Confederates charged across (Pickett's charge) at Gettysburg is safe now, but there was a point when it was almost paved over for motels and fast food joints. Gettysburg is generally the exception though due to its fame.


I used to live in Ballarat, the site of one of Australia's most famous (some might say only) battles, the Eureka Stockade. Today, we aren't even sure where it happened exactly. Many people in town believed it was on a spot which is now occupied by a Pizza Hut.

Sad, and so hard to believe.
 
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