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(Business Insider)   French design firm proposes a new bridge across Paris' Seine river - comprised of three massive trampolines. With hilariously absurd picture   (businessinsider.com) divider line 50
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2012-10-19 11:16:51 AM
You know... I actually want this built, but over a cleaner river.
 
2012-10-19 11:17:32 AM
I smell a Photoshop contest.
Oh wait...that's just the Seine.
Merde.
 
2012-10-19 11:18:06 AM
That is genius. There is little I wouldn't do to be able to afford to go to France and try that out even though I know I'm a coward and it would probably scare me silly. I'm pretty sure my kids would be all about that too.
 
2012-10-19 11:18:40 AM
I really really want some one to build this.
 
2012-10-19 11:19:01 AM
How are the Germans going to cross that bridge with their Tiger tanks?
 
2012-10-19 11:19:12 AM
French girls jumping on trampolines? Sweet.
 
2012-10-19 11:20:22 AM
Stupid? That's one of the most awesome things I've ever seen. Finally, a reason to travel to Paris.
 
2012-10-19 11:21:00 AM
That looks awesome!

Although I can see why it wouldn't be practical...:(
 
2012-10-19 11:21:38 AM

MBrady: How are the Germans going to cross that bridge with their Tiger tanks?


They won't need to. France would have surrendered before the Germans even get to Paris.
 
2012-10-19 11:22:07 AM
Marcell Duchamp
www.slu.edu

farking with us from beyond the grave.
 
2012-10-19 11:23:24 AM
I know what we're going to do today.
 
2012-10-19 11:23:58 AM
I found some pictures of the test run:

camgoeswild.webs.com
 
2012-10-19 11:25:20 AM
static5.businessinsider.com
Can you imagine the expression on Hitler's face if he found this after the invasion?
 
2012-10-19 11:25:23 AM
I want this over the Frio, the Guadalupe and the Comal
 
2012-10-19 11:31:03 AM

wildcardjack: Marcell Duchamp
farking with us from beyond the grave.


The Bridge Stripped Bare by Her Bachelors, Even?
 
2012-10-19 11:31:23 AM
This must be built. It is full bore awesome.
 
2012-10-19 11:33:29 AM
That seems extremely safe and no one would get injured jumping 15 feet up into the air around a few hundred other people.
 
2012-10-19 11:34:46 AM

topcon: That seems extremely safe and no one would get injured jumping 15 feet up into the air around a few hundred other people.


The idea of paramedics bouncing a stretcher to the middle of the bridge is pretty hilarious though.
 
2012-10-19 11:37:33 AM
Which would break it first, someone in spike heels or a fat American tourist?
 
2012-10-19 11:37:41 AM

The Danger Society: topcon: That seems extremely safe and no one would get injured jumping 15 feet up into the air around a few hundred other people.

The idea of paramedics bouncing a stretcher to the middle of the bridge is pretty hilarious though.


Incidentally, that image fits in well with French humor.
 
2012-10-19 11:38:54 AM

topcon: That seems extremely safe and no one would get injured jumping 15 feet up into the air around a few hundred other people.


We'll make them wear bike helmets, goddammit! Let's start building this!
 
2012-10-19 11:39:02 AM

wildcardjack: Which would break it first, someone in spike heels or a fat American tourist?


A fat American tourist in stiletto heels
 
2012-10-19 11:39:41 AM
Holy lawsuit batman
 
2012-10-19 11:40:11 AM

topcon: That seems extremely safe and no one would get injured jumping 15 feet up into the air around a few hundred other people.


DebbieDowner.jpg
 
2012-10-19 11:40:38 AM
This seems... familiar...

upload.wikimedia.org
 
2012-10-19 11:42:37 AM
oldfarthenry
Can you imagine the expression on Hitler's face if he found this after the invasion?

I can imagine him yelling "Mien First!" and running for the bridge. 

/I know it's not Mein First
/Google translate is hosed.
 
2012-10-19 11:43:20 AM

FarknGroovn: This seems... familiar...

[upload.wikimedia.org image 320x200]


Funny, that's probably the first time I've seen or even thought about that game since the early 90's. Used to play it on the computer.
 
2012-10-19 11:46:16 AM
I always find it cute when Europeans call their streams 'rivers'
 
2012-10-19 11:47:14 AM
s3.vidimg02.popscreen.com

PULL!
 
2012-10-19 11:48:07 AM
Mon ami! I was taking the trampoline across zee river. I thought it would be faster. About halfway across, zees tourist bumps in to me. Fat American all happy and smiles. My wine and my cheese go in to zee Seine. Now, zee wife is mad at me because our children have no wine with zere dinner.

Zee stupid tourist! Look at zee tower and get to zee airport. Bother the Italians for a while, no?
 
2012-10-19 11:50:16 AM

Harry Freakstorm: Mon ami! I was taking the trampoline across zee river. I thought it would be faster. About halfway across, zees tourist bumps in to me. Fat American in heelsall happy and smiles. My wine and my cheese go in to zee Seine. Now, zee wife is mad at me because our children have no wine with zere dinner.

Zee stupid tourist! Look at zee tower and get to zee airport. Bother the Italians for a while, no?

 
2012-10-19 11:51:08 AM
Oui! Oui!
 
2012-10-19 12:02:56 PM
Bit tits? Slender hips? No deodorant? Cranking off pheromones like an overheated mortar?

Build the damn thing, now
 
2012-10-19 12:33:42 PM
Boing.
 
2012-10-19 12:52:46 PM
Apparently the French have a potent strain of weed.
 
2012-10-19 01:06:03 PM
bronxbaseballdaily.com

oblig
 
2012-10-19 01:10:16 PM
That has got to be the stupidest farking thing I've seen in a long while.

I want it.
 
2012-10-19 01:20:15 PM
Oh come on, that's just inseine!

Also:
The Pont Neuf, opened in 1607, is currently the nicest way to cross the Seine.

Amusingly, despite being the oldest bridge in Paris, it's still called the "New Bridge."

/love that city (ya think?), have crossed the Pont Neuf many times
//alas, there are other cities I now love as well
///un jour, je reviendrai à Paris
 
2012-10-19 01:34:26 PM

Paris1127: Oh come on, that's just inseine!

Also:
The Pont Neuf, opened in 1607, is currently the nicest way to cross the Seine.

Amusingly, despite being the oldest bridge in Paris, it's still called the "New Bridge."

/love that city (ya think?), have crossed the Pont Neuf many times
//alas, there are other cities I now love as well
///un jour, je reviendrai à Paris


says the person whose fark name is paris.
 
2012-10-19 01:38:38 PM
Doesn't "Pont Neuf" mean "bridge number nine"?
 
2012-10-19 01:51:26 PM
Yeah - broken necks and lawsuits are not my idea of "fun."
 
2012-10-19 02:03:09 PM

FarknGroovn: This seems... familiar...

[upload.wikimedia.org image 320x200]


I remember that game! God that was awesome!

I seem to remember some game where you bounced clowns up to catch ballons, and if you missed the trampoline the clown would splatter. And if the clown splattered near one of the guys holding the trampoline, he would turn green and puke.
 
2012-10-19 02:18:14 PM

MythDragon: FarknGroovn: This seems... familiar...

[upload.wikimedia.org image 320x200]

I remember that game! God that was awesome!

I seem to remember some game where you bounced clowns up to catch ballons, and if you missed the trampoline the clown would splatter. And if the clown splattered near one of the guys holding the trampoline, he would turn green and puke.


t3.gstatic.com
t1.gstatic.com
 
2012-10-19 02:35:24 PM

MoronLessOff: MythDragon: FarknGroovn: This seems... familiar...

[upload.wikimedia.org image 320x200]

I remember that game! God that was awesome!

I seem to remember some game where you bounced clowns up to catch ballons, and if you missed the trampoline the clown would splatter. And if the clown splattered near one of the guys holding the trampoline, he would turn green and puke.

[t3.gstatic.com image 193x261]
[t1.gstatic.com image 291x173]


I still have the 2600 and the paddles somewhere. I remember as a kid hating to play that game because I was too lazy to want to mess around with unplugging the controllers. Of course once you went through the task of getting the paddles plugged in you not only popped this cartridge in, you had to play breakout as well.
 
2012-10-19 02:41:37 PM
up there with the boundless possibilies of ovine aviation!
 
2012-10-19 02:43:11 PM

FarknGroovn: MoronLessOff: MythDragon: FarknGroovn: This seems... familiar...

[upload.wikimedia.org image 320x200]

I remember that game! God that was awesome!

I seem to remember some game where you bounced clowns up to catch ballons, and if you missed the trampoline the clown would splatter. And if the clown splattered near one of the guys holding the trampoline, he would turn green and puke.

[t3.gstatic.com image 193x261]
[t1.gstatic.com image 291x173]

I still have the 2600 and the paddles somewhere. I remember as a kid hating to play that game because I was too lazy to want to mess around with unplugging the controllers. Of course once you went through the task of getting the paddles plugged in you not only popped this cartridge in, you had to play breakout as well.


I should fish mine out of the garage. I freakin' love Combat.
 
2012-10-19 04:03:09 PM
Because the French are so spontaneously fun-loving and gregarious that way...
 
2012-10-19 04:18:54 PM
Came here for Battlefield 3 reference. Leaving...ah, you know...
 
2012-10-19 05:08:16 PM
Not really in keeping with the town's aesthetic
 
2012-10-20 08:53:46 PM
static1.businessinsider.com

I would bounce behind the chick in the black dress. 

/I see Paris
//I see France
//I see someones
///you all know the rest
 
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