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(ABC News)   More than 40 skiers rescued from gondolas. Italian authorities are baffled as to how and why they wore skiis in the boats, and why they just didn't paddle to shore   (abcnews.go.com ) divider line
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2010-01-12 10:55:21 AM  
skiis

jamie-online.com
 
2010-01-12 11:03:27 AM  
Despite the minor typo, I declare this to be a quality headline.
 
2010-01-12 11:28:42 AM  
I've also been to few German Ski resorts in the Italian Alps.
The locals make a great bolognese with spaetzle. Delicious after a good day of skiing.
 
2010-01-12 11:47:28 AM  
US Air Force F15s have been dispatched to get the stranded skiers down as quickly as possible.
 
2010-01-12 11:49:44 AM  
Can't they just open the doors, jump out, land in the powder, and ski artfully down the mountain??

I've seen it done in a bunch of Bond movies
 
2010-01-12 11:51:20 AM  
"I do bungee jumping and paragliding among other things, so I wasn't afraid," he said, as he was off the the gym in 23 minutes.


/FTFY
 
2010-01-12 11:53:11 AM  
There goes Tokyo.

\Go go Gondola
 
2010-01-12 11:53:56 AM  

spentmiles: US Air Force F15s have been dispatched to get the stranded skiers down as quickly as possible.


As long as it's not Marine A6's....
 
2010-01-12 11:54:22 AM  
Well, it's no sillier than...
shatterhand007.com
 
2010-01-12 11:56:34 AM  

spentmiles: US Air Force F15s have been dispatched to get the stranded skiers down as quickly as possible.


Bad memories, but I think it was an A6 not an F15
 
2010-01-12 11:56:45 AM  
Subby clearly hasn't seen the canal water.
 
2010-01-12 11:57:02 AM  

JohnCarter: Can't they just open the doors, jump out, land in the powder, and ski artfully down the mountain??

I've seen it done in a bunch of Bond movies


Yea that's what I was thinking. But at 50ft up that'd put some fright in me..
 
2010-01-12 11:59:07 AM  

jammer2k: spentmiles: US Air Force F15s have been dispatched to get the stranded skiers down as quickly as possible.

Bad memories, but I think it was an A6 not an F15


No, it was definitely F15s.
 
2010-01-12 11:59:25 AM  
Oh, Schnapps!
 
2010-01-12 11:59:43 AM  
I'm sure it's just hype for the movie Frozen.

/Not really
 
2010-01-12 12:01:18 PM  
"I do bungee jumping and paragliding among other things, so I wasn't afraid," he said.

Frankly, Einstein, the lack of a bungee cord or a parachute would have me shiatting bricks.
 
2010-01-12 12:01:48 PM  
Anyone else read that as gonads or gonarreas?
 
2010-01-12 12:02:28 PM  
In English, words can have different meanings when used in different contexts.

www.pambanana.com
 
2010-01-12 12:03:04 PM  

spentmiles: US Air Force F15s have been dispatched to get the stranded skiers down as quickly as possible.


The plane involved was an EA-6B Prowler but you're still going to hell.

/All aboard!
 
2010-01-12 12:03:29 PM  

AlwaysRightBoy: I've also been to few German Ski resorts in the Italian Alps.


So you can understand Südtirolisch? Because although I can understand just about every other dialect of German, from Norddeich to Korl Morx Stodt Chemnitz to Wolfratshausen, I can't understand one in ten words in the Dolomites.
 
2010-01-12 12:03:47 PM  

JohnCarter: Can't they just open the doors, jump out, land in the powder, and ski artfully down the mountain??


Back in high school, I was with a girl on a lift and she did exactly that.

/ I dared her.
// OK, she was probably trying to get the hell away from me.
/// It was only like 4 feet down at that particular spot.
 
2010-01-12 12:08:43 PM  
very cute subby. +1 from the cheap seats
 
2010-01-12 12:18:01 PM  

pandabear: AlwaysRightBoy: I've also been to few German Ski resorts in the Italian Alps.

So you can understand Südtirolisch? Because although I can understand just about every other dialect of German, from Norddeich to Korl Morx Stodt Chemnitz to Wolfratshausen, I can't understand one in ten words in the Dolomites.


Not a bit. Although I can get along better with Italian than German.
From what I remember of Cortina, it was pretty easy to get around without knowing much of both.
 
2010-01-12 12:32:09 PM  
I too, thought they were A6s or EA6s.
 
2010-01-12 12:47:48 PM  
Reminds me the the speech they give you on the boats on the San Antonio river. "If you fall out of the boat, to prevent drowning, stand up".
 
2010-01-12 12:51:59 PM  
ci4.yp.ca
 
2010-01-12 01:00:26 PM  
Approves:

watarukaze.files.wordpress.com

/Hot like we pretend anime girls aren't
 
2010-01-12 01:02:12 PM  

ga362: Anyone else read that as gonads or gonarreas?


nope
 
2010-01-12 01:24:56 PM  
Perhaps they were hobos trying to ride the rails up to Canada...

www.precisionsteelcar.com

/hot like cat food-stew cooking over a pallet on fire in a hobo camp...
 
2010-01-12 01:30:22 PM  
I always thought it would be practical to carry a long strand of rope while skiing for this exact purpose.

Plus if adventure games have taught us anything, a long strand of rope is nearly as useful as a towel.
 
2010-01-12 01:30:37 PM  
More of those farking gondolas?!

/Get the reference, win an Internet.
 
2010-01-12 01:33:19 PM  

DarKrow: More of those farking gondolas?!

/Get the reference, win an Internet.


I don't think Monty Python is obscure on Fark. Ever.
 
2010-01-12 01:39:43 PM  

j__z: I'm sure it's just hype for the movie Frozen.

/Not really


yeah.... bunch of folks trapped on a ski lift? A film about people stuck on a ski lift coming out in a couple of months?

I can smell this viral crap a mile away
Frozen Movie trailer (new window)
 
2010-01-12 01:53:09 PM  
"More than 40 skiers rescued from gondolas. Italian authorities Americans are baffled as to how and why they wore skiis in the boats, and why they just didn't paddle to shore"

FTFY, subtard.

The reality is, if your knowledge of "gondolas" is limited to the label on a jar of Ragu spaghetti sauce ("It's delici-oso!"), you're an American who needs to start reading books and/or travelling. The rest of us do not find your lack of vocabulary terribly cute or amusing...
 
2010-01-12 02:02:48 PM  
Gapers!!
 
2010-01-12 02:10:10 PM  

spentmiles: jammer2k: spentmiles: US Air Force F15s have been dispatched to get the stranded skiers down as quickly as possible.

Bad memories, but I think it was an A6 not an F15

No, it was definitely F15s.


No, no it wasn't.

spentmiles: jammer2k: spentmiles: US Air Force F15s have been dispatched to get the stranded skiers down as quickly as possible.

Bad memories, but I think it was an A6 not an F15

No, it was definitely F15s.


spentmiles: jammer2k: spentmiles: US Air Force F15s have been dispatched to get the stranded skiers down as quickly as possible.

Bad memories, but I think it was an A6 not an F15

No, it was definitely F15s.


images1.fanpop.com

And just have to say, I do not agree that no one was held liable for that, the pilots got off because it wasn't "on their charts"... Complete bullshiat.
 
2010-01-12 02:13:26 PM  

GymnasiumPants: "More than 40 skiers rescued from gondolas. Italian authorities Americans are baffled as to how and why they wore skiis in the boats, and why they just didn't paddle to shore"

FTFY, subtard.

The reality is, if your knowledge of "gondolas" is limited to the label on a jar of Ragu spaghetti sauce ("It's delici-oso!"), you're an American who needs to start reading books and/or travelling. The rest of us do not find your lack of vocabulary terribly cute or amusing...


While I do agree with you that a lack of vocabulary is not cute or amusing, I have to say your "Canada is so special" outlook is truly stupid, as my 3 Canadian co workers(forgive them.... Manitoba folks) who did not even get that a Gondola could be anything but a boat, even after I showed them pictures of me at a Canadian ski resort with Gondolas in the background......

Maybe you should think about getting off that High horse, because it will hurt when you fall off and realize your country is just as stupid as mine.
 
2010-01-12 02:20:38 PM  
Meh, that's just a glorified, enclosed, ski lift.

Now, THIS:

farm4.static.flickr.com

is a gondola. (At the Schilthorn.) Would really rather not have "technical failure in the lift system" while dangling up there, a kilometer from either end and half a kilometer above the ground craggy rocks.
 
2010-01-12 02:28:52 PM  

EddyKilowatt: Meh, that's just a glorified, enclosed, ski lift.

Now, THIS:

is a gondola. (At the Schilthorn.) Would really rather not have "technical failure in the lift system" while dangling up there, a kilometer from either end and half a kilometer above the ground craggy rocks.


i221.photobucket.com

Kitzbühel, Austria

Kitzbühel's high speed 3S gondola is 400 m above the Saukasergraben Valley, with a span of up to 2,500 meters between supporting towers.
This got me thinking.

Also had to look yours up. The Schilthorn used On Her Majesty's Secret Service...sweet.
 
2010-01-12 02:30:00 PM  

JohnCarter: Can't they just open the doors, jump out, land in the powder, and ski artfully down the mountain??

I've seen it done in a bunch of Bond movies


Ski lift with a two big, stand-up cabins for 40, 60, 80, 100 people, including a wide flat roof where you can have a fight with your adversary? That's a cable car. You hold your skis and poles in one hand and the subway-type strap in the other. To escape the villian, you leap from one car to the other midway up or down.

Ski lift with dozens of little sit-down, two- or four-person cars, with racks for the skis on the outside of the car in back and no place to stand on top and wave a pistol? That's a gondola. You hurry behind it, stick your skis in the rack, then sit down and the lift attendant locks you inside.

Ski lift with little
 
2010-01-12 02:37:18 PM  
movies.apple.com

Viral!
 
2010-01-12 02:44:39 PM  

EddyKilowatt: Meh, that's just a glorified, enclosed, ski lift.

Now, THIS:
is a gondola. (At the Schilthorn.) Would really rather not have "technical failure in the lift system" while dangling up there, a kilometer from either end and half a kilometer above the ground craggy rocks.


i.ytimg.com
 
2010-01-12 03:02:42 PM  

NightOwl2255: Reminds me the the speech they give you on the boats on the San Antonio river. "If you fall out of the boat, to prevent drowning, stand up".


See, to me, that's a creek. When I was the San Antonio River, I was very unimpressed because I thought everything was supposed to be bigger in Texas.
 
2010-01-12 03:14:14 PM  

Death of Rats:
See, to me, that's a creek. When I was the San Antonio River, I was very unimpressed because I thought everything was supposed to be bigger in Texas.



Oh, it's true.

\It's twue, it's twue!!!
 
2010-01-12 03:54:49 PM  
Type40:

Excellent, two unlikely but perfectly applicable references to the movie Moonraker in the same thread.
 
2010-01-12 04:12:40 PM  

MBooda: Type40:

Excellent, two unlikely but perfectly applicable references to the movie Moonraker in the same thread.


If only every Fark thread showed such class.
 
2010-01-12 05:13:27 PM  
CapitolG: "Maybe you should think about getting off that High horse, because it will hurt when you fall off and realize your country is just as stupid as mine."

I never mentioned Canada, Sir, but must take exception to your statement.

FYI - check out these corn-fed ignoramuses:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=seYUbVa7L7w
 
2010-01-13 01:05:05 AM  

spentmiles: US Air Force F15s have been dispatched to get the stranded skiers down as quickly as possible.


I believe they used an EA-6B Prowler the last time they helped.
 
2010-01-14 01:24:08 AM  
Just came to say the headline made me laugh. Hard. Thank you, subby.
 
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