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(BBC)   Hammond set to discuss merger, plans for dinosaur park   (bbc.co.uk) divider line 31
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2012-10-09 06:22:00 AM  
and try to not wreck any more race cars.
 
2012-10-09 06:22:29 AM  
Jurassic Park trifecta in play
 
2012-10-09 06:28:28 AM  
imageshack.us

Not amused.
 
2012-10-09 06:29:18 AM  
Fine, as long as he doesn't go around showing us his organ.
 
2012-10-09 06:41:13 AM  
"Hamm on five, hold the Mayo".
 
2012-10-09 06:41:59 AM  

James F. Campbell: Fine, as long as he doesn't go around showing us his organ.


or dropping bombs with it.
 
2012-10-09 06:48:42 AM  
With useless picture of a guy using a torch to cut steel.
 
2012-10-09 07:12:21 AM  
Approves.

web.mit.edu
 
2012-10-09 07:15:07 AM  

Life_is_a_carnivore: and try to not wreck any more race cars.


Beat in the Weeners...

...any news on his Mission to get Top Gear to put the ridiculous 2,200hp AWD HKS Mustang GT-R (not joking) around the Top Gear track? Last I heard, HKS was willing to lend them one of their four prototypes ($800,000) but Clarkson and "The Producers" were still saying no.

Haven't heard anything else about it.
 
2012-10-09 07:19:07 AM  

Jedekai: Life_is_a_carnivore: and try to not wreck any more race cars.

Beat in the Weeners...

...any news on his Mission to get Top Gear to put the ridiculous 2,200hp AWD HKS Mustang GT-R (not joking) around the Top Gear track? Last I heard, HKS was willing to lend them one of their four prototypes ($800,000) but Clarkson and "The Producers" were still saying no.

Haven't heard anything else about it.


Not even for a drag race? Clarkson is a puffer.
 
2012-10-09 07:24:55 AM  
The "Hamster" approves.
/Top Gear fan.
 
2012-10-09 07:46:47 AM  
Take away the mod's greenlight for the win.
 
2012-10-09 07:49:09 AM  

JackieRabbit: Take away the mod's greenlight for the win.


wot?
 
2012-10-09 08:01:47 AM  
This will never go through. I work for one of the companies (and know absolutely nothing about it other than what I read in the papers), but I don't think the UK and US MOD / DOD will let it happen.

The only bright side is that maybe BAE has to sell off the division I work for - that's something to look forward to.
 
2012-10-09 08:19:13 AM  
freehammond.com
 
2012-10-09 08:26:11 AM  
Will this dinosaur park have working guns?
 
2012-10-09 08:32:35 AM  

Pwnchubr: Jedekai: Life_is_a_carnivore: and try to not wreck any more race cars.

Beat in the Weeners...

...any news on his Mission to get Top Gear to put the ridiculous 2,200hp AWD HKS Mustang GT-R (not joking) around the Top Gear track? Last I heard, HKS was willing to lend them one of their four prototypes ($800,000) but Clarkson and "The Producers" were still saying no.

Haven't heard anything else about it.

Not even for a drag race? Clarkson is a puffer.


It's the fastest modified production vehicle in the world; it hit 287mph before it ran out of gas at the Bonneville Salt Flats, according to both HKS and Ford. It looks NOTHING like a Mustang, and it's "name" is the HKS S(helby) 2.2(2,200hp) K(ing of the) R(oad). (HKS-S2.2KR).

/Clarkson's reasoning is, "Blowout in five turns". It has no TCS. 
//HKS died in the USA just after completing the vehicles, it still retains operations in Japan - which means that these are the ONLY ones that will ever be built. But they used Rowan Atkinson's MacLaren F1-GT-R on the track, so it may be related to "safety". Here's hoping the USA Top Gear guys (who have a MUCH larger budget) can feasibly get it done.
 
2012-10-09 08:42:26 AM  

dittybopper: Will this dinosaur park have working guns?


No. However, the phones are working.
 
2012-10-09 08:46:53 AM  

Jedekai: Pwnchubr: Jedekai: Life_is_a_carnivore: and try to not wreck any more race cars.

Beat in the Weeners...

...any news on his Mission to get Top Gear to put the ridiculous 2,200hp AWD HKS Mustang GT-R (not joking) around the Top Gear track? Last I heard, HKS was willing to lend them one of their four prototypes ($800,000) but Clarkson and "The Producers" were still saying no.

Haven't heard anything else about it.

Not even for a drag race? Clarkson is a puffer.

It's the fastest modified production vehicle in the world; it hit 287mph before it ran out of gas at the Bonneville Salt Flats, according to both HKS and Ford. It looks NOTHING like a Mustang, and it's "name" is the HKS S(helby) 2.2(2,200hp) K(ing of the) R(oad). (HKS-S2.2KR).

/Clarkson's reasoning is, "Blowout in five turns". It has no TCS. 
//HKS died in the USA just after completing the vehicles, it still retains operations in Japan - which means that these are the ONLY ones that will ever be built. But they used Rowan Atkinson's MacLaren F1-GT-R on the track, so it may be related to "safety". Here's hoping the USA Top Gear guys (who have a MUCH larger budget) can feasibly get it done.


It's because they don't want an American car to top the charts. Anglish folk hate that.
 
2012-10-09 08:49:42 AM  

freewill: dittybopper: Will this dinosaur park have working guns?

No. However, the phones are working.


Typical liberal response: Dial 911 instead of reaching for the 1911.
 
2012-10-09 08:55:26 AM  
cache.jalopnik.com
 
2012-10-09 10:19:08 AM  
Somewhere there's a raptor scrawling a warning to potential captors in the dirt with its big claw: REMEMBER MULDOON.
 
2012-10-09 10:29:06 AM  

zimmerman: This will never go through. I work for one of the companies (and know absolutely nothing about it other than what I read in the papers), but I don't think the UK and US MOD / DOD will let it happen.

The only bright side is that maybe BAE has to sell off the division I work for - that's something to look forward to.


The current CEO of BAe, who wants Airbus/EADS to take over BAe because "they need to be in civil aviation, since the military business is doing badly" was their strategic director six years ago when they sold off their 20% share in Airbus because "they didn't want to be in civil aviation, they want to concentrate on military".
They want to go, in six years, from owning 20% of Airbus to being owned by Airbus. That's some great management there.

Makes me look back fondly to the reign of Lord Weinstock at GEC. He would not have been so stupid.
 
2012-10-09 10:33:30 AM  

zimmerman: This will never go through. I work for one of the companies (and know absolutely nothing about it other than what I read in the papers), but I don't think the UK and US MOD / DOD will let it happen.



I can see the US treating BAe far less favorably if the deal goes ahead, and BAes business in the US vanishing. After the Airbus tanker deal with the USAF I think EADS know the US is going to be a tough market for a French run company to crack.
But frankly I don't think EADS care. They don't care about losing the US business, they care more about getting rid of BAe.
 
2012-10-09 10:55:39 AM  
Any comment from William H. Macy?
 
2012-10-09 10:55:45 AM  

Jedekai: Life_is_a_carnivore: and try to not wreck any more race cars.

Beat in the Weeners...

...any news on his Mission to get Top Gear to put the ridiculous 2,200hp AWD HKS Mustang GT-R (not joking) around the Top Gear track? Last I heard, HKS was willing to lend them one of their four prototypes ($800,000) but Clarkson and "The Producers" were still saying no.

Haven't heard anything else about it.


I'm a Mustang fanatic and I've never heard of this thing. Any links? My Google-fu sucks this morning.
 
2012-10-09 11:16:24 AM  
As long as they treat the park like a Morris Marina, it'll work just fine
 
2012-10-09 11:24:28 AM  

dittybopper: freewill: dittybopper: Will this dinosaur park have working guns?

No. However, the phones are working.

Typical liberal response: Dial 911 instead of reaching for the 1911.


24.media.tumblr.com
 
2012-10-09 12:12:11 PM  
"OLIVER!!!!"

/and on that bombshell.......
 
2012-10-09 01:50:40 PM  
My name is John Parker Hammond. I was born on March 14, 1928. What follows is a record of certain events in which I took part between the years 1980 and 1997, on an island I will call Site B. Site B was not to be a theme park, but a research station. This was where we did the real work.

By 1989, International Genetic Technologies had succeeded in their designs to genetically recreate the dinosaurs. It was an unprecedented accomplishment, the pinnacle of 20th century science; a work to rank with the achievements of Galileo or Einstein.

But it was not all so easy or so simple, as it appeared. One seldom hears the true history of such events. What happened at the place, where the world changed? How it began? What were the reasons? What was the cost?
 
2012-10-09 09:36:15 PM  

thaduke: My name is John Parker Hammond. I was born on March 14, 1928. What follows is a record of certain events in which I took part between the years 1980 and 1997, on an island I will call Site B. Site B was not to be a theme park, but a research station. This was where we did the real work.

By 1989, International Genetic Technologies had succeeded in their designs to genetically recreate the dinosaurs. It was an unprecedented accomplishment, the pinnacle of 20th century science; a work to rank with the achievements of Galileo or Einstein.

But it was not all so easy or so simple, as it appeared. One seldom hears the true history of such events. What happened at the place, where the world changed? How it began? What were the reasons? What was the cost?


They seriously need to remake that game. I both loved and hated it, and beat it. So many breathtaking moments, if you can muddle through the horrible game mechanics.
 
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