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(Some Guy)   Nine Abandoned Islands Where Time Has Stopped   (theworldgeography.com) divider line 60
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2012-08-09 06:48:05 PM
Cool link subby.

No I am not the one who is being sarcastic even.
 
2012-08-09 06:52:42 PM
unrealitymag.com

Make it 10. Or 15,16,23,42 even...
 
2012-08-09 07:03:24 PM
Time seems to have stopped in my office this afternoon, too

/lemme outta here
 
2012-08-09 07:26:12 PM
Bikini Atoll. Sounds like a really hot place.
 
2012-08-09 07:28:25 PM

MaudlinMutantMollusk: Time seems to have stopped in my office this afternoon, too

/lemme outta here


It's 5 o'clock somewhere.
 
2012-08-09 08:46:11 PM
Somebody get them some batteries. Or even one of these:

ccphysics.us
 
2012-08-09 09:30:48 PM

Marcus Aurelius: MaudlinMutantMollusk: Time seems to have stopped in my office this afternoon, too

/lemme outta here

It's 5 o'clock somewhere.


It did finally arrive, and chilled adult beverages are now being served

/now... just one... more... day
 
2012-08-09 09:59:21 PM
Great Blasket is the principal island of the Blaskets, County Kerry, Ireland. The island was inhabited until 1953, when the Irish government decided that it could no longer guarantee the safety of the remaining population

Keep them safe from what? Sounds like the plot of a horror movie.
 
2012-08-09 10:19:32 PM

MaudlinMutantMollusk: Marcus Aurelius: MaudlinMutantMollusk: Time seems to have stopped in my office this afternoon, too

/lemme outta here

It's 5 o'clock somewhere.

It did finally arrive, and chilled adult beverages are now being served

/now... just one... more... day


You need a better job! and a beer...
*pppfffttt*
here ya go...
 
2012-08-09 11:10:06 PM

sno man: MaudlinMutantMollusk: Marcus Aurelius: MaudlinMutantMollusk: Time seems to have stopped in my office this afternoon, too

/lemme outta here

It's 5 o'clock somewhere.

It did finally arrive, and chilled adult beverages are now being served

/now... just one... more... day

You need a better job! and a beer...
*pppfffttt*
here ya go...


Thank you

/Cheers!
 
2012-08-09 11:13:07 PM

MaudlinMutantMollusk: sno man: MaudlinMutantMollusk: Marcus Aurelius: MaudlinMutantMollusk: Time seems to have stopped in my office this afternoon, too

/lemme outta here

It's 5 o'clock somewhere.

It did finally arrive, and chilled adult beverages are now being served

/now... just one... more... day

You need a better job! and a beer...
*pppfffttt*
here ya go...

Thank you

/Cheers!


*clink*
Cheers
 
2012-08-09 11:16:50 PM
On topic....
Anyone else think Scotland, Ireland, and New York State were over represented?
 
2012-08-09 11:21:00 PM

sno man: On topic....
Anyone else think Scotland, Ireland, and New York State were over represented?


Because Colorado is known for its islands?
 
2012-08-09 11:33:19 PM
My fantasy life and I nod respectfully towards Subby.
 
2012-08-09 11:44:48 PM

Walker: Keep them safe from what? Sounds like the plot of a horror movie.


Wikipedia, incidentally, says pretty much the exact same thing as the "author."

TFA: Great Blasket is the principal island of the Blaskets, County Kerry, Ireland. The island was inhabited until 1953, when the Irish government decided that it could no longer guarantee the safety of the remaining population. It was the home of three noted Irish writers: Tomás Ó Criomhthain, Peig Sayers and Muiris Ó Súilleabháin.

Until 1953, the inhabitants of Great Blasket Island formed the most westerly settlement in Ireland. The small fishing community (even at its peak the population was hardly more than 150) mostly lived in primitive cottages perched on the relatively sheltered north-east shore. Today, the island was abandoned and sold to the state.


Wikipedia: Great Blasket (An Blascaod Mór in Irish) is the principal island of the Blaskets, County Kerry, Ireland...

The island was inhabited until 1953, when the Irish government decided that it could no longer guarantee the safety of the remaining population. It was the home of three noted Irish writers: Tomás Ó Criomhthain, Peig Sayers and Muiris Ó Súilleabháin....

Until 1953, the inhabitants of Great Blasket Island formed the most westerly settlement in Ireland. The small fishing community (even at its peak the population was hardly more than 150) mostly lived in primitive cottages perched on the relatively sheltered north-east shore.


If I had to guess, I would say keep them safe from weather conditions or something along those lines. Or they could have just wanted to take over the reasonably-sized island for the purposes of testing potato cannons and... other deadly military weaponry?
 
2012-08-09 11:51:14 PM

John Dewey: sno man: On topic....
Anyone else think Scotland, Ireland, and New York State were over represented?

Because Colorado is known for its islands?


Doesn't Michigan have a thousand Islands?
Ontario does too. Norway, one or two... Greece. There are Islands everywhere but Colorado...
There are a lot of places with a lot of islands, a list of nine should have been able to hit nine countries, Easy.
Hell they probably could have come pretty close to doing one per continent...
 
2012-08-10 12:07:29 AM
These aren't islands where time has stopped. They're human settlements that were abandoned to nature. Time has marched all over them.
 
2012-08-10 12:26:05 AM
Why did the author feel the need to bold and italicise all the years and place names?

Also, didn't notice this on the first pass:
Today, the island was abandoned and sold to the state.

Wow, this very day everybody packed up and left, and the sale went through as soon as the boat left.
 
2012-08-10 12:26:43 AM
static.tvguide.com
Not impressed.
 
2012-08-10 12:28:58 AM

Nadie_AZ: Somebody get them some batteries. Or even one of these:

[ccphysics.us image 290x305]


Not exactly sure what batteries or a sundial would do since for all intensive purposes, no one lives there. Hence the whole land of the lost theme.
 
2012-08-10 12:34:26 AM
nbrfwhoooo
Not exactly sure what batteries or a sundial would do since for all intensive purposes, no one lives there.

*twitch*
 
2012-08-10 12:37:25 AM

Bondith: nbrfwhoooo
Not exactly sure what batteries or a sundial would do since for all intensive purposes, no one lives there.

*twitch*


;)
 
2012-08-10 12:43:42 AM
www.allure.com

hotlinked intensive
 
2012-08-10 12:44:48 AM
not certain if subby knows what stopped time means
 
2012-08-10 12:49:59 AM
I was not surprised to see North Brother Island on the list. However, I was surprised to see they didn't mention one of its most famous residents, Typhoid Mary. Maybe they thought it was too sad a story.
 
2012-08-10 12:54:01 AM

Bondith: Why did the author feel the need to bold and italicise all the years and place names?


Maybe he moonlights as a monster truck show advertising announcer?

"SUNDAY SUNDAY SUNDAY at the MEGA DOME!"
 
2012-08-10 01:45:42 AM

sno man: John Dewey: sno man: On topic....
Anyone else think Scotland, Ireland, and New York State were over represented?

Because Colorado is known for its islands?

Doesn't Michigan have a thousand Islands?
Ontario does too. Norway, one or two... Greece. There are Islands everywhere but Colorado...
There are a lot of places with a lot of islands, a list of nine should have been able to hit nine countries, Easy.
Hell they probably could have come pretty close to doing one per continent...


We do have quite a few islands. At least two of which, South Manitou Island (Wiki link, NPS link) and North Manitou Island (Wiki link, NPS link), would qualify for this list.
 
2012-08-10 01:50:15 AM
How could they leave out Detroit's fabulous Zug Island?
upload.wikimedia.org
 
2012-08-10 01:55:08 AM

MrEricSir: Bondith: Why did the author feel the need to bold and italicise all the years and place names?

Maybe he moonlights as a monster truck show advertising announcer?

"SUNDAY SUNDAY SUNDAY at the MEGA DOME!"


Thanks. I got halfway through the article, came in to biatch about this. Now, I can't stop farking reading it in any other voice.

Once populous, this uninhabited island is owned by a CAITHNESS FARMER FARMER FARMER who uses it to GRAZE SHEEP!!! *EXPLOSION, FIREWORKS*.
 
2012-08-10 02:10:29 AM

SwiftFox: How could they leave out Detroit's fabulous Zug Island?
[upload.wikimedia.org image 320x240]


I know this is surprising, as this is Detroit we're talking about, but it's not abandoned.
 
2012-08-10 03:27:23 AM

Walker: Great Blasket is the principal island of the Blaskets, County Kerry, Ireland. The island was inhabited until 1953, when the Irish government decided that it could no longer guarantee the safety of the remaining population

Keep them safe from what? Sounds like the plot of a horror movie.


There were three priests sharing a house there who used to get into all sorts of wacky misadventures.
 
2012-08-10 04:32:55 AM
That house at Holland Island fell into the bay years ago
 
2012-08-10 04:34:11 AM
Any time I see pictures of abandoned places like that, all I can think of is buying it up and turning it into one badass paintball course.
 
2012-08-10 04:58:11 AM

styckx: That house at Holland Island fell into the bay years ago


Right under the picture of the house it says, "The last house on Holland Island in May 2010. This house fell into the bay in October 2010."
 
2012-08-10 05:05:39 AM

Bondith: nbrfwhoooo
Not exactly sure what batteries or a sundial would do since for all intensive purposes, no one lives there.

*twitch*


What, pacifically, do you have a problem with?

/*snerk*
 
2012-08-10 06:21:20 AM
2.bp.blogspot.com
I don't know why put seeing that many pelicans in one spot is freaking me out.
/hot ftfa
 
2012-08-10 07:56:52 AM
What, no former Soviet bioweapon testing grounds?

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Vozrozhdeniya_island

/not an island much longer.
 
2012-08-10 08:09:04 AM

Gordon Bennett: Walker: Great Blasket is the principal island of the Blaskets, County Kerry, Ireland. The island was inhabited until 1953, when the Irish government decided that it could no longer guarantee the safety of the remaining population

Keep them safe from what? Sounds like the plot of a horror movie.

There were three priests sharing a house there who used to get into all sorts of wacky misadventures.


DRINK!
FECK!
ARSE!
GIRLS!
 
2012-08-10 08:13:44 AM

Bathia_Mapes: styckx: That house at Holland Island fell into the bay years ago

Right under the picture of the house it says, "The last house on Holland Island in May 2010. This house fell into the bay in October 2010."


I laugh at your reading picture captions! Pffft!
 
2012-08-10 08:21:34 AM
2.bp.blogspot.com

media.screened.com
 
2012-08-10 08:30:47 AM
3.bp.blogspot.com

If they could get a handle on their shoggoth infestation, that would be a nice place.
 
2012-08-10 08:48:42 AM

Marcus Aurelius: Bikini Atoll. Sounds like a really hot place.


My dad was stationed on eniwetok island
Back in the day.
 
2012-08-10 09:07:31 AM
They forgot Newfoundland

/Ah ah! Newfies!
 
2012-08-10 09:13:00 AM
Nice cut/paste by the author from Wikipedia. While the article was interesting, it was annoying that I had to look up the reasons for the evacuations on my own. I guess the author had a deadline.
 
2012-08-10 09:36:16 AM
How did they miss Poveglia Island in Italy?
 
2012-08-10 09:43:58 AM
It always amazes me how fast buildings can fall in ruins.

I wish that next time a place like those is evacuated , that someone could take regular pictures (like every week or every months) to record the decay.
 
2012-08-10 09:50:27 AM
FTFA:
By 1910, the island had about 360 residents, making it one of the largest inhabited islands in the Chesapeake Bay. The wind and tide began to seriously erode the west side of the island, where most of the houses were located, in 1914.

Nooooooooo. The island is being FLOODED, not eroded. The Island is being taken over by RISING SEA LEVELS due to GLOBAL WARMING!!

Everyone knows that since 1880, all beach and island erosion STOPPED. Any subsidence is because of SEA LEVEL RISE due to GLOBAL WARMING.

/damn, didn't you get the memo?
 
2012-08-10 09:53:22 AM
FTFA:
A dense forest conceals the ruined hospital buildings, and from the 1980s through the early 2000s it supported one of the area's largest nesting colonies of Black-crowned Night Heron. However as of 2011 this species has abandoned the island, for unknown reasons.

It's not unknown. It is an inarguable FACT that they moved because of global warming. The debate is over. This is scientific FACT.
 
2012-08-10 10:07:33 AM
I did acid on Great Blasket

/csb
 
2012-08-10 10:07:44 AM
I don't know why but I seriously dig this kind of stuff...
 
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