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2001-09-24 10:36:58 PM  
Well, that was a bad idea from the beginning.
2001-09-25 12:15:46 AM  
Yeah the Holocaust themed restaraunt was a bad one too.
Or how about the Chinese prison execution restaurant?
And the worst idea, the PETA salad restaraunt.
2001-09-25 12:18:49 AM  
How was this a good idea *before* Sept. 11?
2001-09-25 12:22:55 AM  
That was never a good idea. That's the stupidest restaurant idea I've ever heard of.
2001-09-25 12:47:27 AM  
Remember, Americans (used to) think this sort of shiat was fun.

After all, disasters only happened to OTHER people!
2001-09-25 01:31:03 AM  
``I pulled the plug on it,'' developer Pat Turner said. ``I had still been working on it, but to even think of the concept now is inappropriate.''

It was appropriate before?

Ishidan: That is an idiotic, generalizing statement. "Disasters only happened to OTHER people!"? Maybe the stupidest comment I've ever seen on here, which is pretty tough to accomplish. Pat yourself on the back bro.
2001-09-25 01:39:29 AM  
"Let's face it, the public needs to indulge their undeniable fascination with the destructive, erotic nature of crashing, colliding and exploding objects"

Sure, that stuff makes me hungry. And horny. The two are closely related.
2001-09-25 02:09:30 AM  
Bob, if you read the whole post by Ishidan, you'd realize that he is saying that 'disasters only happened to OTHER people' is an old way of thinking.
2001-09-25 02:13:14 AM  
I thought that restaurant was going to be a smash!
2001-09-25 02:35:19 AM  
What a pussy. If he had real balls he would open it.
2001-09-25 02:44:55 AM  
Sad that it took the death of thousands of innocent people and the destruction of billions of dollars in realestate for this guy to realize this restraunt was a bad idea.
2001-09-25 02:53:05 AM  
Rainbow: I did read the whole post, all two lines. If he was implying this restaurant would have failed miserably regardless, well then I apologize. Sarcasm is sometimes hard to pick up on given a short, typed statement. I took him literally, like it was a jab at Americans.
2001-09-25 03:24:39 AM  
Bob: I'm an American too. Although a very sarcastic one. Even more so by being a Farker.

Now, Note the PAST tense in that first statement. HappenED. It's not so funny anymore, is it. I know what I said, and I meant it.
Stupid? OK, then let me explain my angle of thinking. Perhaps then I will be more clear. The Someone Else did not necessarily refer to Other Nations, it could simply mean Not Me. However, more often than not, truly immense disasters happened elsewhere.

To Americans, Disaster Is (was) Entertainment! Hollywood, year after year, trying to outdo themselves in the explosion department. Many is the time that I too have entertained myself by saying "Get that sonovabiatch, McClane" after the terrorists crashed the first plane in Die Hard 2. Six million human lives ended on August 29th, 1997, and the survivors of the nuclear fire called it Judgment Day? Cool intro! Wanna be in on disaster in person but yet totally safe? Remember that a major draw at Universal Studios, a very American creation, was "Disaster Canyon", complete with T-shirts at the souvenir shop that read "I SURVIVED Disaster Canyon". (FSVO "survive" that meant riding along under a carefully choreographed pyrotechnic display, in a shielded trolley) You know why it was damn cool at the time? Because Americans knew they usually didn't REALLY have to dodge falling boulders or outrun fiery explosions.

Screw it. More visceral, and not international, example: ever notice how many people rubberneck to get a close look at some spectacular car wreck on the road? Disaster, up close, but happening to Someone Else, equals entertainment.

I was saying that the customers would probably have thought this restaurant was absolutely sensational.

This event, however, has made it clear (at least temporarily) that disaster can happen To You. Personally. And that isn't funny.
2001-09-25 03:39:25 AM  
I was saying that the customers would probably have thought this restaurant was absolutely sensational.

Give them a few more weeks to get their bearings. They can rent Titanic and Pearl Harbor and enjoy a mean at the crash restuarant.
2001-09-25 03:59:38 AM  
Skallas: I presume you mean a "meal", although that is an amusing misspelling. grin yup, you know they'll do it too if the crash restaurant opens after all. That's why I said, "temporarily".
2001-09-25 04:03:53 AM  
mm, before I forget...

Bob, Rainbow, you were BOTH right in a fashion.

It is an OLD way of thinking.
And it WAS a jab at Americans, although perhaps now you'll feel it was a justified jab. Remember, I'm a George Carlin fan. Sarcastic but justified jabs is something I like to do, myself.
2001-09-25 04:21:43 AM  
Here's what I got clicking the link.

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Hee - I'm a byline! Hey, article, leave your sex life out of it.
2001-09-25 07:27:03 AM  
Go Ishidan!
2001-09-25 09:03:10 AM  
Go Nutsack!
2001-09-25 09:16:43 AM  
I'm a byline!!!
2001-09-25 11:32:41 AM  
Farked indeed.
2001-09-25 11:34:24 AM  
I heard they are building a hotel in Vegas based on the Titanic
2001-09-25 11:58:45 AM  
Insert the headline...woo woo!
2001-09-25 02:15:20 PM  
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I found this article to be insightful and entertaining. I feel enlightened for reading it. *turns off sarcasm faucet*
2001-09-25 03:30:59 PM  
Ever see the inflatable Titanic slide? It's a favorite at county fairs. If something that distasteful can exist, then this idea probably could have made it.

In another two years this restaurant will open anyhow and be a smash hit - OOPS.
2001-09-25 05:00:45 PM  
Looks like another Farked article.
2001-09-25 05:25:45 PM  
I wondered how the crash-themed restaurant would operate. Would we sit on chairs taken from the Titanic's dining room? You know what, I'm just gonna shut up now.
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