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(Reuters)   Tokyo governor claims global warming poses threat to 2020 Olympic Games, presumably because humans will have adapted by then to have flippers instead of arms and legs   (reuters.com) divider line 31
    More: Scary, Olympics, 2020 Olympic Games, Tokyo, global warming, International Olympic Committee, Rio de Janeiro, humans, Madrid  
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2009-10-01 05:05:31 PM  
CITIES CURRENTLY TRYING FOR THE 2020 GAMES, WITH WHATEVER DEGREE OF CREDIBILITY

Baku, Azerbaijan
Toronto, Canada
Delhi, India
Romagna, Italy
Rome, Italy
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Guadalajara, Mexico
Monterrey, Mexico
Rabat, Morocco
Lima, Peru
Warsaw, Poland
Porto, Portugal
Doha, Qatar
St. Petersburg, Russia
Cape Town, South Africa
Durban, South Africa
Busan, South Korea
Istanbul, Turkey
Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Birmingham, AL, United States
Boston, MA, United States
Denver, CO, United States
Detroit, MI, United States
Minneapolis, MN, United States
Pittsburgh, PA, United States

There will be some additions and some subtractions after tomorrow.
 
2009-10-02 01:18:12 AM  
upload.wikimedia.org
 
2009-10-02 01:22:54 AM  
Gosling:
Detroit, MI, United States


Bwahahahahaha
 
2009-10-02 01:23:10 AM  
global warming poses threat to 2020 Olympic Games

Isn't it the other way around?
 
paj
2009-10-02 01:25:36 AM  
Gosling: CITIES CURRENTLY TRYING FOR THE 2020 GAMES, WITH WHATEVER DEGREE OF CREDIBILITY

Baku, Azerbaijan
Toronto, Canada
Delhi, India
Romagna, Italy

Rome, Italy
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Guadalajara, Mexico
Monterrey, Mexico
Rabat, Morocco
Lima, Peru
Warsaw, Poland
Porto, Portugal
Doha, Qatar
St. Petersburg, Russia
Cape Town, South Africa
Durban, South Africa
Busan, South Korea
Istanbul, Turkey
Dubai, United Arab Emirates

Birmingham, AL, United States
Boston, MA, United States
Denver, CO, United States

Detroit, MI, United States
Minneapolis, MN, United States
Pittsburgh, PA, United States


There will be some additions and some subtractions after tomorrow.


I think I can make a few right off the bat.
 
2009-10-02 01:29:56 AM  
Jedi_Templar

came to post this you postmodern bastard
 
2009-10-02 01:35:48 AM  
Global warming and evolution are myths, just like Japan and the olympics,

WAKE UP SHEEPLE!!!!ONE!11
 
2009-10-02 01:37:40 AM  
Gosling: Dubai, United Arab Emirates

Unless they air condition the outside, THAT'S highly unlikely. But they're just crazy enough to do it.
 
2009-10-02 01:38:11 AM  
Jedi_Templar win!
If you'd really like an interesting and sometimes scary take on human evolution, check out some of Stephen Baxter's books. His "Manifold" series is pretty good, and I enjoyed "Transcendent" as well, sorta hated the ending but most of the book was good.
 
2009-10-02 01:44:55 AM  
I am sure that sort of crap will impress the IOC judges... I am hearing so much stuff I don't care about the Olympics right now as I am in Chicago and I think the voting or final presentations, or something begins in an hour.

Although I don't care, and don't really want it in Chicago, here are my predictions:

Tokyo voted out first round.
Madrid voted out second round.
Tossup between Rio and Chicago, Chicago having the edge due to much lower crime.

And I actually know how the voting scheme works which makes me sick as I don't care. Damned local news!
 
2009-10-02 02:00:46 AM  
Twigz221: Gosling:
Detroit, MI, United States

Bwahahahahaha


I suppose land's probably cheap if they need to do some tear/rebuild for facilities...
 
2009-10-02 02:05:02 AM  
submitter: resumably because humans will have adapted by then to have flippers instead of arms and legs

*crosses fingers*

Oh pleasepleasepleasepleaseplease
 
2009-10-02 02:14:11 AM  
Alright, look, Detroit sucks. But I grew up there, "Detroit" is pretty awesome. We've got this dude: negroartist.com and every so often we paint him or stick fabric on him so he looks like this dude: upload.wikimedia.org

Don't forget that some people here make some money (^). Also: www.plant-biology.com it's only 30 minutes from Detroit, really! I-96!

/FLIM SPRINGFIELD!
 
2009-10-02 02:25:30 AM  
Twigz221: Gosling:
Detroit, MI, United States


Bwahahahahaha


Agreed. Ignore the production quality and music. I can think of
1 (new window)
2 (new window)
3 (new window)
reasons why we might not want Detroit to be the symbol the US to the world.
 
2009-10-02 02:45:20 AM  
Sano88: Global warming and evolution are myths, just like Japan and the olympics,

WAKE UP SHEEPLE!!!!ONE!11


EVERYONE PANIC!!!!1!!!ELEVENTY-ELEVEN!!!
Forget about paying your bills, you need to buy teh carbon credits so you can save teh Earth!! QUICKLY!!!! Arrgghhhhh!!!! And pray for Omarion while you're at it.
 
2009-10-02 03:10:12 AM  
All you really have to worry about in Tokyo is Godzilla attacks.
 
2009-10-02 03:23:42 AM  
kikaku: and every so often we paint him or stick fabric on him so he looks like this dude: upload.wikimedia.org

Captain Planet?

That might work in your favor. He's gonna take pollution down to zero.
 
2009-10-02 03:32:27 AM  
Gosling: CITIES CURRENTLY TRYING FOR THE 2020 GAMES, WITH WHATEVER DEGREE OF CREDIBILITY

Baku, Azerbaijan
Toronto, Canada
Delhi, India
Romagna, Italy
Rome, Italy
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Guadalajara, Mexico
Monterrey, Mexico
Rabat, Morocco
Lima, Peru
Warsaw, Poland
Porto, Portugal
Doha, Qatar
St. Petersburg, Russia
Cape Town, South Africa
Durban, South Africa
Busan, South Korea
Istanbul, Turkey
Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Birmingham, AL, United States
Boston, MA, United States
Denver, CO, United States
Detroit, MI, United States
Minneapolis, MN, United States
Pittsburgh, PA, United States

There will be some additions and some subtractions after tomorrow.


Rome would be awesome. Fix up the ol' coliseum and have gladiator fights for the first time in a thousand years. Silver and bronze medals awarded posthumously.
 
2009-10-02 03:37:25 AM  
Toshiro Mifune's Letter Opener: kikaku: and every so often we paint him or stick fabric on him so he looks like this dude: upload.wikimedia.org

Captain Planet?

That might work in your favor. He's gonna take pollution down to zero.


What is sad is that every city does this sort of thing and he is proud of it. Either yesterday or the day before I saw that the City of Chicago decided to put up a twin-billed baseball cap showing the Sox and Cubs to support them on a famous Picasso statue. Why??? They both suck balls. I am guessing Daley was too busy in Denmark and nobody wanted to axe the plans.
 
2009-10-02 04:30:57 AM  
Russ1642: Rome would be awesome. Fix up the ol' coliseum and have gladiator fights for the first time in a thousand years. Silver and bronze medals awarded posthumously.

That's a winner take all event. Losers do not need to be awarded anything. Feed their bodies to the lions and allow the winner to take any of the widows as a mistress.
 
2009-10-02 05:17:39 AM  
Global warming is a joke, just like the swine flu.
 
2009-10-02 05:33:43 AM  
Russ1642: Gosling: CITIES CURRENTLY TRYING FOR THE 2020 GAMES, WITH WHATEVER DEGREE OF CREDIBILITY

Baku, Azerbaijan
Toronto, Canada
Delhi, India
Romagna, Italy
Rome, Italy
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Guadalajara, Mexico
Monterrey, Mexico
Rabat, Morocco
Lima, Peru
Warsaw, Poland
Porto, Portugal
Doha, Qatar
St. Petersburg, Russia
Cape Town, South Africa
Durban, South Africa
Busan, South Korea
Istanbul, Turkey
Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Birmingham, AL, United States
Boston, MA, United States
Denver, CO, United States
Detroit, MI, United States
Minneapolis, MN, United States
Pittsburgh, PA, United States

There will be some additions and some subtractions after tomorrow.

Rome would be awesome. Fix up the ol' coliseum and have gladiator fights for the first time in a thousand years. Silver and bronze medals awarded posthumously.


Detroit is just too obvious a no, but Birmingham? Really?
 
2009-10-02 05:52:46 AM  
I'm thinking Dubai will be on the moon by 2020.

/Detroit will still be a rusted shiathole
 
2009-10-02 07:07:28 AM  
I love how the article provides zero reasoning to back up this assertion. Why would a temperature difference of a few degrees put the brakes on the Olympics? Because it would be greatly irresponsible to continue wasting resources to build a new stadium? If so, why are we building new stadiums now?

What a farking worthless article...
 
2009-10-02 07:23:30 AM  
Amarao:
I love how the article provides zero reasoning to back up this assertion. Why would a temperature difference of a few degrees put the brakes on the Olympics?

Under worst-case conditions, it's not a matter of a few degrees.

It's a matter of much less than a degree.

Most people wouldn't be able to detect a difference without a good thermometer.
 
2009-10-02 07:29:17 AM  
Yes, I was exaggerating to prove a point. If it's 2 degrees warmer tomorrow than predicted I'm not going to give a shiat.
 
2009-10-02 07:51:34 AM  
Well, if that's the case, I'm going to go talk a bunch of pregnant women into taking thalidomide...

USA! USA! USA!
 
2009-10-02 09:42:04 AM  
I think the Tokyo governor would be more into tentacles.
 
2009-10-02 10:31:43 AM  
Britney Spear's Speculum: Unless they air condition the outside, THAT'S highly unlikely. But they're just crazy enough to do it.

I forget if it was Qatar or UAE, but they made a run for the 2016 on the condition they could run it in like November. The IOC said no.
 
2009-10-02 12:37:36 PM  
Or tentacles

1.bp.blogspot.com
 
2009-10-02 04:23:31 PM  
But...but...but...

AAAAAAAAAALLLLLLLLLL GOOOOOOOOOOORRRRRRRRRRRE!!!1!1!!ELEVEN!
 
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