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(Reuters)   Escalator frenzy hits Cambodia.   (reuters.co.uk) divider line 175
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2003-01-08 05:17:01 PM  
"Hang on lady, we go for a ride..."


/pats self on back for 2nd IJ&ToD reference in 2 days
 
2003-01-08 05:18:24 PM  
I have created FIRE! Bow before me!!!

Gee, now I wanna go to Cambodia!
 
Zed
2003-01-08 05:19:33 PM  
"And if the escalator is only wide enough for 1 person, would it kill you to walk, especially on the down escalator. Geez, we are a bunch of fat, lazy slobs. :D"

Would it kill you to have a little patience?
 
2003-01-08 05:20:36 PM  
I wonder if the food court will feature "The Killing Mrs. Fields"?

/nuthin'
 
2003-01-08 05:22:11 PM  


"In a very real sense, it will not be one man going to the moon second floor
it will be an entire nation. For all of us must work to put him there. "

J.F.K. Prince Blahbalahblah
 
2003-01-08 05:22:36 PM  
Cambodia's first shopping mall? Welcome to "civilization", folks, check your dignity and ancient culture at the door. Of course, compared to the horrors of the Khmer Rouge, I suppose consumerist neo-imperialism ain't so bad. The undisputed upside, the inside of the mall is guaranteed 100% landmine-free.

"I've brought my kids to see what the market and the moving stairs are like," said Siem Sytha, a former Khmer Rouge soldier..."

I guess it beats showing them how to bayonet people who wear glasses, or bury prostitutes up to their necks in the ground and leave them to die. I hope Pol Pot's death was extra-painful.
 
2003-01-08 05:23:08 PM  
"'I'm too scared to use the escalator so I'm using the normal staircase,' said shopper Rith Da."

She really should use the escalator and become fat like us Americans.
 
2003-01-08 05:23:43 PM  

"Escalator etiquette: stand to the right, walk to the left. And if the escalator is only wide enough for 1 person, would it kill you to walk, especially on the down escalator."


Personal rant: y'know when you're walking down the street, and sometime people get in your way ? Happened one day, guy wasn't paying attention (walking towards me), so when he was in front of me, I stopped. H kept walkin in my path. I said 'scude me sarcastic like, and he said "Y'know, people pass on the right." WTF ? Does there need to be a rule for everything ? How bout this instead: be considerate of others. Covers much more. Should've asked the guy to write me out a ticket.


Whew, I done, now I'm off to therapy !

 
2003-01-08 05:25:04 PM  
Wow, you people are cold. This country saw nothing but war and bloodshed for a major part of the last century and when they just barely start to make even the minutest steps toward modernism you're going to mock them? I'd like to see our country deal with a faction that wipes out most of our population in the space of a decade. The rest of the world is going to laugh its ass off.
 
2003-01-08 05:25:25 PM  
They are a trend because as soon as your pants get caught and your dragged under (if you survive) law suit here you come!
 
2003-01-08 05:26:30 PM  
Pol Pot died rather peacefully I hear. There is no God.
 
2003-01-08 05:28:20 PM  
Cambodian Subway
 
2003-01-08 05:28:31 PM  
LadyLazaruss

Her Bio: "I pull the wings of off flys."

Keep your PMS rants on the Lifetime Movie Network forums.

PS: In Cambodia, you would be playing with your food.</i.
 
2003-01-08 05:29:06 PM  
The escalators in Chicago's Union Station even have signs that say "Stand Right / Walk Left". It's important when you're trying to catch your train at night or get to work in the morning and some enormous black chick is bottlenecking the escalator. (Black chicks never walk an escalator, just a personal observation)
 
Zed
2003-01-08 05:29:24 PM  
My dad actually got his shoelace stuck in a down escalator once. Hilarious. Rode it all the way to the bottom then had to yank his leg away ripping the shoelace off...funniest thing I've ever seen.
 
2003-01-08 05:29:26 PM  


"HI!!! ESCALE-ATOR KICK ASS!!!!"
 
2003-01-08 05:29:26 PM  
PS, HTML TAGS ROXXORS </jackass </i.
 
2003-01-08 05:29:51 PM  
They aren't that assbackwards, they have wireless broadband for pete's sake.


Who the hell is pete.
 
2003-01-08 05:31:06 PM  
Pete is the kid with the shirt. He's "Upper Class"
 
2003-01-08 05:31:16 PM  
Goin' down on an
Escalator
Livin' it up while
I'm goin' down
 
2003-01-08 05:32:27 PM  
 
2003-01-08 05:35:07 PM  
Oldnbusted
Its bio: Post my farking articles!

My post is bigger than yours. ;p
 
2003-01-08 05:35:23 PM  
Don't be so hard on them. I worked in a two level Target in California. We had an esclator for the shopping carts, first of its kind in America. People would send empty carts up and down it just to see it work. They would bring their kids over to our Target just to see it. We had to assign people to stand at the top and bottom just to show them how it worked.
 
2003-01-08 05:35:50 PM  
"Me love escalator long time"
 
2003-01-08 05:36:15 PM  
Not like you mean it, LadyLazaruss. No, there is not.
But infamy is the hell of his name.
And, you and I will remember this monster's name because we know good. And, that's close to God.
 
2003-01-08 05:36:58 PM  
Nanookanano

Nice reference to the first song to successfully mix oral sex and mass transportation.
 
2003-01-08 05:37:35 PM  


Crazy Cambodian shamans! Such pranksters!
 
2003-01-08 05:38:54 PM  
LadyLazaruss

Yes, some mod once wrote "We would.. if they didnt suck!"

Guilty as charged. :-P
 
2003-01-08 05:39:30 PM  

She say no likey soul brotha!
 
2003-01-08 05:40:05 PM  
LadyLazaruss
Wow, you people are cold. This country saw nothing but war and bloodshed for a major part of the last century and when they just barely start to make even the minutest steps toward modernism you're going to mock them?
Yup. Welcome to FARK. Abandon hope, all ye with fragile sensibilities.

I'd like to see our country deal with a faction that wipes out most of our population in the space of a decade. The rest of the world is going to laugh its ass off.
Really? I'd hate to see that. I really would hate that.
 
2003-01-08 05:40:10 PM  
He too beaucoup.
 
2003-01-08 05:41:51 PM  
Thanks, CnB.
 
2003-01-08 05:43:55 PM  
 
2003-01-08 05:44:02 PM  
Does that kid's t-shirt say "Art Bang?"

Cambodia's cultural movement kicks ASS, yo.
 
2003-01-08 05:47:03 PM  
So how long until some kid falls down the up escalator and can't figure out how to stop?
 
2003-01-08 05:47:25 PM  
Understandable, given that this is a country where people once were executed for wearing glasses because it meant they were intellectuals. Or is that a myth?
 
2003-01-08 05:48:54 PM  
Nanookanano--
No, actually I do mean it. Its hard to "know good" when there are two million people he murdered and he gets to die peacefully of natural causes under house arrest. I wish your take on that was true, I just don't see it that way.

What were you referencing by the way?
 
2003-01-08 05:51:53 PM  
01-08-03 05:47:25 PM Sigh_BANG_thud
Understandable, given that this is a country where people once were executed for wearing glasses because it meant they were intellectuals. Or is that a myth?

No myth. I believe the final figure was 2,000,000 murdered, a good number for arbitrary reasons like that.
 
2003-01-08 05:53:23 PM  
I think 2 million dead is a small price to pay for an escalator.
 
2003-01-08 05:54:23 PM  
Is Escalator Frenzy anything like Pac Man Fever? Or Crazy Climber?
 
2003-01-08 05:56:09 PM  
Tigger I believe Elisha Graves Otis killed about 5 million in inventing the elevator, so Cambodia's toll was actually relatively mild.
 
2003-01-08 05:56:46 PM  
Chastain86 "Does that kid's t-shirt say "Art Bang?"

Cambodia's cultural movement kicks ASS, yo."

No, Actually, it's a "cut-off". It used to say "Fart Banger".
 
2003-01-08 05:58:38 PM  
Just think: Stalin killed 20 million and didn't really invent anything. Unless you count freezing kulaks to death.
 
2003-01-08 05:58:40 PM  
"Yup. Welcome to FARK. Abandon hope, all ye with fragile sensibilities."
"Keep your PMS rants on the Lifetime Movie Network forums."

Thats right. Basic compassion for other people is only for the weak and for little girls. Silly me.
 
2003-01-08 05:58:48 PM  
Who's left in Cambodia to actually use the damn thing?
 
2003-01-08 05:59:40 PM  
He coulda got 10 escalators for that.
 
2003-01-08 06:04:12 PM  
All of the inevitable lawsuits will be made quick work with Cirroc, Unfrozen Caveman Lawyer on the Job.

"Ladies and gentlemen of the jury, I'm just a caveman. I fell on some ice and was later thawed by some of your scientists. Your world frightens and confuses me! Sometimes when I fly to Europe on the Concorde, I wonder, am I inside some sort of giant bird?"
 
2003-01-08 06:04:25 PM  
Sure, it's hard to know the good.
If it wasn't, there would be no evil people.
And, I'm just talking through my hat.
I don't know, for a fact, that I'm right about this, either.
 
2003-01-08 06:06:10 PM  
LadyLazaruss

Tisk tisk..

Ahhh, you may be in the wrong place because...

It's not news, it's FARK.com.

Oh, and since your a chick, or a guy thinking he's a chick remember this..

It's not Lifetime Movie Network, it's the Manhating Movie Mindfùck.

 
2003-01-08 06:09:19 PM  
LadyL consistantly acts the lady. Her gender is not any proper issue for consideration. If you disabuse one I consider a lady I will cease to consider you a gentleman, and I may be free with my displeasure.
 
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