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(Yahoo)   Runners decide that instead of respecting the NYC marathon being cancelled they'll run anyway because spreading out and strapping food to themselves makes it all better. In other news, today is "Mug a runner day" in NYC   ( news.yahoo.com) divider line
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2012-11-04 12:23:27 PM  
Well, food Is lighter than beer.
 
2012-11-04 12:26:15 PM  
After reading the article, I can only conclude that the "Dumbass" tag is for the Subtard.
 
2012-11-04 12:26:54 PM  

PacManDreaming: After reading the article, I can only conclude that the "Dumbass" tag is for the Subtard.


Dammit, you beat me to it.
 
2012-11-04 12:27:13 PM  
runners don't usually carry wallets
 
2012-11-04 12:28:06 PM  

EdNortonsTwin: Well, food Is lighter than beer.


trialx.com
 
2012-11-04 12:28:42 PM  

PacManDreaming: After reading the article, I can only conclude that the "Dumbass" tag is for the Subtard.

 
2012-11-04 12:29:10 PM  
Why shouldn't they run? Cancelling the marathon isn't going to appease the weather gods, ffs. How about moving on with life?
 
2012-11-04 12:29:12 PM  
Misleading headline is misleading.
 
2012-11-04 12:29:57 PM  

chewielouie: PacManDreaming: After reading the article, I can only conclude that the "Dumbass" tag is for the Subtard.


From TFA:

Early Sunday, more than 1,000 people, many of whom had planned to run the race, crowded onto two Staten Island Ferry boats, headed to the stricken borough with relief supplies ranging from food to plastic bags to help residents store belongings from damaged or destroyed homes.

Sounds awesome to me.
 
2012-11-04 12:30:46 PM  

chewielouie: PacManDreaming: After reading the article, I can only conclude that the "Dumbass" tag is for the Subtard.


I'll second this motion and call the question.
 
2012-11-04 12:31:18 PM  
Subby must have read the derp that permeates ALL Yahoo commentary, it makes the politics tab here look downright friendly!
 
2012-11-04 12:32:28 PM  
alltheragefaces.com 

Subby's photo from its profile.
 
2012-11-04 12:33:10 PM  

XveryYpettyZ: chewielouie: PacManDreaming: After reading the article, I can only conclude that the "Dumbass" tag is for the Subtard.

I'll second this motion and call the question.


All opposed?

Hearing none, the motion passes by acclamation: subby is a dumbass.
 
2012-11-04 12:33:33 PM  
Runners on the Staten Island Ferry to volunteer their time and services.
 
2012-11-04 12:36:43 PM  
"By Saturday afternoon Rooney was over her disappointment and looking forward to a charity run on hard-hit Staten Island that she had found advertised on the Internet.

On Sunday, Rooney planned to run with a backpack full of dog food, cat food, batteries and some water donated by her hotel, the Ritz-Carlton across from Central Park."

Fark should have a yearly contest for the Most Misleading Headlines of the Year. But it isn't just subby's fault, because this headline was approved for posting. So I assume the Admins are trolling Farkers.
 
2012-11-04 12:37:33 PM  
I fail at posting pictures.

There are several pictures on twitter of the runners on the ferry with supplies to volunteer their time and services.
 
2012-11-04 12:41:09 PM  
 
2012-11-04 12:42:37 PM  
Rug a munner, rug a munner, rug a munner...

You know, you say it out loud long enough, it doesn't even sound like a word anymore.
 
2012-11-04 12:44:35 PM  
Oh, so it was finally cancelled? I was horribly hungover yesterday... I feel behind in the times.
 
2012-11-04 12:45:01 PM  
I don't spend any time in the politics tab but I have wanted to clarify something for a while. As I understand it at this point Herp=saying something stupid and Derp= saying something stupid and being a dick about it. Is that about right?
 
2012-11-04 12:47:55 PM  

EdNortonsTwin: Well, food Is lighter than beer.


That's like saying cars are lighter than Cadillacs.
 
2012-11-04 12:48:33 PM  
Subby isn't angry at the marathoners, he's angry at the people receiving food to eat. Why aren't they more bootstrappy?
 
2012-11-04 12:51:46 PM  
The only dumbass is the retarded submitter. Get off your Lazy Boy asshole, and help some people out.
 
2012-11-04 12:53:29 PM  

PacManDreaming: After reading the article, I can only conclude that the "Dumbass" tag is for the Subtard.

 
2012-11-04 12:54:12 PM  

titwrench: I don't spend any time in the politics tab but I have wanted to clarify something for a while. As I understand it at this point Herp=saying something stupid and Derp= saying something stupid and being a dick about it. Is that about right?


i thought they were synonyms.

Picture a Don Martin drawing of your favorite ideologically unsound figurehead saying something. The sound effect would be "HERP DERP DERP HERP".

/groot greet
/boomeroom
 
2012-11-04 12:55:37 PM  
If I start driving now I might make it to NYC while it's still daylight then I can mug me some assholes.

/wot?
 
2012-11-04 12:58:39 PM  
(not subby)
There may be some dumbasses out there. What a surprise.

Some 'disenfranchised' marathoners vowed to run the route anyway. David McNally, who has lived most of his life in Staten Island, organized an unofficial shadow marathon.
After some consideration, the group decided to do the original 1970 course route of roughly four laps around Central Park.
McNally's project was met with some criticism from people who felt the marathon was insulting to people who's homes have been destroyed or lost loved ones.
'Instead of running past neighborhoods where people's homes once stood in a display of defiance, how about you volunteer and make your trip to NYC worth something bigger than your pride,' William F Hattar wrote on the Facebook group's wall.
There was anger from some runners with people taking photographs beneath the Marathon banners in Central Park making rude gestures and giving it the thumbs down.



Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2227638/Hurricane-Sandy-NY-mar athon-bosses-blame-media-race-cancellation--runners-buses-help-victims .htm
 
2012-11-04 12:58:56 PM  
Yesterday, I saw a bunch of shiat on twitter from NYC'ers biatching about the runners being selfish arseholes. Today...nothing. I guess it's easier to biatch about perceived "wrong doing" than showing gratitude when your notions were totally inaccurate.

For the most part, runners are kind and helpful. Hell, every race is connected to some charity. Probably easier to just use a broad brush and paint everyone as an arsehole though.
 
2012-11-04 12:59:09 PM  
How dare anyone go run. These are New Yorkers, your life must stop when adversity strikes.
 
2012-11-04 01:00:14 PM  

PacManDreaming: After reading the article, I can only conclude that the "Dumbass" tag is for the Subtard.

 
2012-11-04 01:02:37 PM  
I think there are a lot more productive things runners could be doing rather. Sure, you came to the city to run and you're disappointed you didn't get to do your marathon, and by all means run if you want to, but don't act like you're helping when you're choosing to run instead. Charity events are supposed to be about doing things you wouldn't normally do, and you're supposed to be motivated to do that thing because you want to help the charity, not because your year was just ruined and you need to run a race to make your nightmare trip worthwhile.
 
2012-11-04 01:05:29 PM  
A lot of "I have to be at the gym in 26 minutes" people there.
 
2012-11-04 01:08:42 PM  
Respect = when something bad happens, you must cancel everything in life that makes life normal. Now sit down and mope.
 
2012-11-04 01:12:26 PM  
I personally find "runners" to be intolerably annoying, but if you are helping others by doing so, then good on ya.
 
2012-11-04 01:23:39 PM  
Let them run, what do I care? They trained for that race, and it was a big deal for them. I wouldn't be surprised if my niece was over there with them. The crazy bithc does triathlons and is only a few miles away from there.
 
2012-11-04 01:28:48 PM  

Jenna Tellya: I think there are a lot more productive things runners could be doing rather. Sure, you came to the city to run and you're disappointed you didn't get to do your marathon, and by all means run if you want to, but don't act like you're helping when you're choosing to run instead. Charity events are supposed to be about doing things you wouldn't normally do, and you're supposed to be motivated to do that thing because you want to help the charity, not because your year was just ruined and you need to run a race to make your nightmare trip worthwhile.



Why don't you do something more productive than sitting on your ass posting on fark about what runners should be doing? I bet they are more productive than you are.
 
2012-11-04 01:32:39 PM  
Everyone is downing poor subby, however, I too think this is a futile effort--maybe even a way for the runners to use people's misfortune as good publicity.

I remember being in my completely flooded home after Katrina. There was some random church group rolling around handing out bleach and water. They gave me the said supplies and then snapped a photo as they were handing them to me. To myself I was like, "um thanks for handing me this nominal amout of supplies for your church photo opp. I hope the total destruction of everything I own was worth it."

Don't get a brother wrong, I am not a selfish unappreciated prick. It's just that the kind little gesture from the church felt insulting when in that kind of shock.
 
2012-11-04 01:34:50 PM  

ChubbyTiger: XveryYpettyZ: chewielouie: PacManDreaming: After reading the article, I can only conclude that the "Dumbass" tag is for the Subtard.

I'll second this motion and call the question.

All opposed?

Hearing none, the motion passes by acclamation: subby is a dumbass.


Wait. That's out of order. You have to call for discussion first.

Subby was kicked in the head by a horse moments before submitting this headline with dumbass tag so maybe they have an excuse for being such a dumbass. And subby's last name is really Dumass. It was an unfortunate typo that the phone directory has it printed as Dumbass
 
2012-11-04 01:41:05 PM  

Jenna Tellya: I think there are a lot more productive things runners could be doing rather. Sure, you came to the city to run and you're disappointed you didn't get to do your marathon, and by all means run if you want to, but don't act like you're helping when you're choosing to run instead. Charity events are supposed to be about doing things you wouldn't normally do, and you're supposed to be motivated to do that thing because you want to help the charity, not because your year was just ruined and you need to run a race to make your nightmare trip worthwhile.


You sound fat, sad and bitter about being fat and sad.
 
2012-11-04 01:42:07 PM  

mjohnson71: A lot of "I have to be at the gym carry pet food and water to people and animals that need it in 26 minutes" people there.


Fixed.
 
2012-11-04 01:45:16 PM  
When my brother and sister were young, the outside seating on the SI Ferry went all around. They used to run around the outside pretty much the whole trip.
 
2012-11-04 01:51:07 PM  

bearcats1983: Yesterday, I saw a bunch of shiat on twitter from NYC'ers biatching about the runners being selfish arseholes. Today...nothing.


I'm super proud of the few thousand marathoners who are spending their day running supplies to victims today, but do the other 45,000 runners deserve to share in their credit if they chose to run laps around Central Park instead, or sulk in their hotel rooms?

I won't criticize anyone for not volunteering when I'm not volunteering myself today. As long as they're not making things worse, which the original 5-borough marathon route would have, I don't care how they spend their time.
 
2012-11-04 01:56:36 PM  

WildManBand: Everyone is downing poor subby, however, I too think this is a futile effort--maybe even a way for the runners to use people's misfortune as good publicity.

I remember being in my completely flooded home after Katrina. There was some random church group rolling around handing out bleach and water. They gave me the said supplies and then snapped a photo as they were handing them to me. To myself I was like, "um thanks for handing me this nominal amout of supplies for your church photo opp. I hope the total destruction of everything I own was worth it."

Don't get a brother wrong, I am not a selfish unappreciated prick. It's just that the kind little gesture from the church felt insulting when in that kind of shock.


Sure you're not.
 
2012-11-04 01:57:17 PM  

Jenna Tellya: I think there are a lot more productive things runners could be doing rather. Sure, you came to the city to run and you're disappointed you didn't get to do your marathon, and by all means run if you want to, but don't act like you're helping when you're choosing to run instead. Charity events are supposed to be about doing things you wouldn't normally do, and you're supposed to be motivated to do that thing because you want to help the charity, not because your year was just ruined and you need to run a race to make your nightmare trip worthwhile.


I went to the Oakwood Beach cleanup this morning, and 3 to 4 dozen runners showed up. They ran all the way from the ferry (about 8 miles) to the cleanup site with bags full of donations (blankets, food, batteries), picked up shovels and garbage bags, and went to work.

And what did you do this morning, may I ask?
 
2012-11-04 02:22:49 PM  

EdNortonsTwin: Well, food Is lighter than beer.


Beer is food my friend.
 
2012-11-04 02:38:54 PM  

Mitch Taylor's Bro: I remember being in my completely flooded home after Katrina. There was some random church group rolling around handing out bleach and water. They gave me the said supplies and then snapped a photo as they were handing them to me. To myself I was like, "um thanks for handing me this nominal amout of supplies for your church photo opp. I hope the total destruction of everything I own was worth it."
Don't get a brother wrong, I am not a selfish unappreciated prick. It's just that the kind little gesture from the church felt insulting when in that kind of shock.
Sure you're not.


I think snapping a picture of him while handing him a $1.50 bottle of bleach (if it was even that much) was a bit much. Don't push me, son, or I'll lapse into my rant about "people who only do charitable things if they can be observed by many others while doing them."

If I trained all year to go run in a big race like this, and then couldn't, I'd probably round up some other runners and we'd run anyway. Maybe we'd do something charitable, maybe not. My life didn't end just because you had a farking storm.
 
2012-11-04 03:04:20 PM  
People biatching about runners going around Central Park a couple of times this morning reminds me of that Someecard about how if you hate someone, anything they do is offensive: "Look at that biatch eating crackers like she owns the place."

At what point will it be "OK" for NYC to host major events again (and therefore, actually become NYC again)?
 
2012-11-04 03:05:44 PM  

cryinoutloud: I think snapping a picture of him while handing him a $1.50 bottle of bleach (if it was even that much) was a bit much. Don't push me, son, or I'll lapse into my rant about "people who only do charitable things if they can be observed by many others while doing them."

If I trained all year to go run in a big race like this, and then couldn't, I'd probably round up some other runners and we'd run anyway. Maybe we'd do something charitable, maybe not. My life didn't end just because you had a farking storm.


LOL, lapse into any rant you want, son. This is Sparta! Fark!

But seriously, you don't know how any photo the church group took during their relief effort was going to be used. Maybe they were just going in the church newsletter for their members? I can assure you that if it was part of a national ad campaign that exploited Katrina victims to promote churchiness, I sure didn't see it. If you think they were only handing out water and bleach so that they could be seen handing out water and bleach, well, I think that says more about you than it does about them.

Rant on, "son." LOL
 
2012-11-04 03:08:49 PM  

skinink: "By Saturday afternoon Rooney was over her disappointment and looking forward to a charity run on hard-hit Staten Island that she had found advertised on the Internet.

On Sunday, Rooney planned to run with a backpack full of dog food, cat food, batteries and some water donated by her hotel, the Ritz-Carlton across from Central Park."

Fark should have a yearly contest for the Most Misleading Headlines of the Year. But it isn't just subby's fault, because this headline was approved for posting. So I assume the Admins are trolling Farkers.


More likely that the mod who approved it is a dumbass too. I suspect that the mod who approved it is a buddy of subby.
 
2012-11-04 03:09:04 PM  

PacManDreaming: After reading the article, I can only conclude that the "Dumbass" tag is for the Subtard.


Subtard is probably one of those smug coach potatoes who hates everyone who ever gets off of their butts and exercises.
 
2012-11-04 03:10:12 PM  

dumbobruni: Jenna Tellya: I think there are a lot more productive things runners could be doing rather. Sure, you came to the city to run and you're disappointed you didn't get to do your marathon, and by all means run if you want to, but don't act like you're helping when you're choosing to run instead. Charity events are supposed to be about doing things you wouldn't normally do, and you're supposed to be motivated to do that thing because you want to help the charity, not because your year was just ruined and you need to run a race to make your nightmare trip worthwhile.

I went to the Oakwood Beach cleanup this morning, and 3 to 4 dozen runners showed up. They ran all the way from the ferry (about 8 miles) to the cleanup site with bags full of donations (blankets, food, batteries), picked up shovels and garbage bags, and went to work.

And what did you do this morning, may I ask?


You mean besides sitting on his ass and posting on Fark?
 
2012-11-04 03:17:42 PM  
Subtard, you should have your intertubes taken away you arsehat. Listened to an interview with one of these turrible runners last night and low and behold, most of the ones running today were running in the original marathon to benefit a charity group of their choice and they decided to keep their pledge to help raise money for said charity.

Clearly, these are humanity's worst monsters!
 
2012-11-04 03:43:10 PM  

Now That's What I Call a Taco!: People biatching about runners going around Central Park a couple of times this morning reminds me of that Someecard about how if you hate someone, anything they do is offensive: "Look at that biatch eating crackers like she owns the place."

At what point will it be "OK" for NYC to host major events again (and therefore, actually become NYC again)?


Well, the Knicks hosted the Miami Heat on Friday. I know Dwayne Wade of the Heat tweeted that he didn't think the game should've been played because it was too soon. And that's just a basketball game, where 20,000+ were at MSG.

The NYC marathon would normally have twice that number of runners, plus their family and friends who'd come to cheer them on. They'd be spread out over the course, but most of them would be near the start/finish line at some point. Plus, marathons generate a LOT of trash (45k runners will drink a lot of water and eat a lot of gel packs along the way and there are going to be water/aid stations every mile or two), which could have put additional strain on garbage disposal services that are already really strained right now.

All I know is I was surprised when Mayor Bloomberg said they were going ahead with the race and kind of glad when he backtracked. Having trained for almost five months to run my first half-marathon last month, I know I'd run it if it was going to be held and would be disappointed if it wasn't. But since these circumstances are so extreme, I'd totally understand the cancellation.
 
2012-11-04 03:45:46 PM  

Now That's What I Call a Taco!: At what point will it be "OK" for NYC to host major events again (and therefore, actually become NYC again)?


How about when electricity and transportation capacity have been fully restored? Seems like a reasonable milestone to me.
 
2012-11-04 03:53:43 PM  

chewielouie: PacManDreaming: After reading the article, I can only conclude that the "Dumbass" tag is for the Subtard.

 
2012-11-04 04:00:09 PM  

Jenna Tellya: I think there are a lot more productive things runners could be doing rather. Sure, you came to the city to run and you're disappointed you didn't get to do your marathon, and by all means run if you want to, but don't act like you're helping when you're choosing to run instead. Charity events are supposed to be about doing things you wouldn't normally do, and you're supposed to be motivated to do that thing because you want to help the charity, not because your year was just ruined and you need to run a race to make your nightmare trip worthwhile.


Someone didn't read the article.
 
2012-11-04 04:01:18 PM  

cryptozoophiliac: I personally find "runners" to be intolerably annoying, but if you are helping others by doing so, then good on ya.


I find people who use quotation marks "inappropriately" equally annoying.
 
2012-11-04 04:03:15 PM  

cryptozoophiliac: I personally find "runners" to be intolerably annoying, but if you are helping others by doing so, then good on ya.


what's "intolerably annoying" about runners to you?

why is "runners" in quotes?

i don't get it
 
2012-11-04 04:25:25 PM  
I work along the marathon route and have seen very few marathon running types go by today...maybe 10-15. Sounds like most of them are volunteering, or running for charity in Central Park. The public face of the runner's reaction to canceling the marathon was pretty abominable, but to their credit, it seems the vast majority of them are trying to help out today.
 
2012-11-04 04:49:40 PM  

Gdalescrboz: How dare anyone go run. These are New Yorkers, your life must stop when adversity strikes.


Now That's What I Call a Taco!: People biatching about runners going around Central Park a couple of times this morning reminds me of that Someecard about how if you hate someone, anything they do is offensive: "Look at that biatch eating crackers like she owns the place."

At what point will it be "OK" for NYC to host major events again (and therefore, actually become NYC again)?


What the fark is wrong with you people? Are you really that smug and tone deaf? No one is asking for everybody to wear sackclothe until everything is back to 'normal', but for fark's sake, holding a massive event, that is resource intensive, and draws tons of people into a already crippled city that is struggling with transportation and housing issues is just irretrievably stupid. It's not just the aesthetics (which are bad), but has real practical downsides. It's like holding your annual pie eating contest in the middle of a famine zone, it not only looks bad, your using resources needed elsewhere.

Cops, city workers, cleaning crews, ambulances, sanitation workers, and any generator type stuff (city owned or private), can be put to way better use right now. And frankly having that many people trying to get around is only going to add chaos to the already farked up congestion on the streets and the pushed to the breaking point MTA workers and MTA system that is still barely half functioning.
 
2012-11-04 04:55:36 PM  

WeenerGord: Why shouldn't they run? Cancelling the marathon isn't going to appease the weather gods, ffs. How about moving on with life?


Because the logistics of the actual run could complicate the relief effort (despite the Mayor saying it wouldn't).

The official run would require police protection, generators, water, food to be provided along the race. All things desperately needed by the locals.
 
2012-11-04 05:04:01 PM  

dumbobruni: Jenna Tellya: I think there are a lot more productive things runners could be doing rather. Sure, you came to the city to run and you're disappointed you didn't get to do your marathon, and by all means run if you want to, but don't act like you're helping when you're choosing to run instead. Charity events are supposed to be about doing things you wouldn't normally do, and you're supposed to be motivated to do that thing because you want to help the charity, not because your year was just ruined and you need to run a race to make your nightmare trip worthwhile.

I went to the Oakwood Beach cleanup this morning, and 3 to 4 dozen runners showed up. They ran all the way from the ferry (about 8 miles) to the cleanup site with bags full of donations (blankets, food, batteries), picked up shovels and garbage bags, and went to work.

And what did you do this morning, may I ask?


That sounds pretty good to me. More power to 'em.
 
2012-11-04 05:10:42 PM  
www.monstershack.net
 
2012-11-04 05:47:05 PM  
For those here who are runners, there's a virtual race going on to raise money for the Red Cross's relief efforts -- Run4NYC (pops) -- where a $10 donation to the Red Cross enters you into a virtual 5K, half-marathon, or marathon. I changed my training run today (training for a half-marathon in January -- I was supposed to do 6 miles today) to do the 5K, and busted out a 24:54 (a PR in the 5K for me, actually!). Any of you FARKers wanna participate?
 
2012-11-04 06:39:20 PM  

dumbobruni: Jenna Tellya: I think there are a lot more productive things runners could be doing rather. Sure, you came to the city to run and you're disappointed you didn't get to do your marathon, and by all means run if you want to, but don't act like you're helping when you're choosing to run instead. Charity events are supposed to be about doing things you wouldn't normally do, and you're supposed to be motivated to do that thing because you want to help the charity, not because your year was just ruined and you need to run a race to make your nightmare trip worthwhile.

I went to the Oakwood Beach cleanup this morning, and 3 to 4 dozen runners showed up. They ran all the way from the ferry (about 8 miles) to the cleanup site with bags full of donations (blankets, food, batteries), picked up shovels and garbage bags, and went to work.

And what did you do this morning, may I ask?


I went to work despite a raging hangover, horked in the toilet, kept working.

Then I came home and took a nap
 
2012-11-04 06:43:41 PM  

Tallman: Any of you FARKers wanna participate?


I'll be running 3.1 miles tomorrow, so I just donated to the Mayor's Fund to Advance NYC. Found the link on the NYC Marathon website. Supposedly, it's earmarked for Hurricane Sandy relief, but I guess if it goes to schools or something else, that would be okay, too.
 
2012-11-04 06:46:23 PM  

Tallman: For those here who are runners, there's a virtual race going on to raise money for the Red Cross's relief efforts -- Run4NYC (pops) -- where a $10 donation to the Red Cross enters you into a virtual 5K, half-marathon, or marathon. I changed my training run today (training for a half-marathon in January -- I was supposed to do 6 miles today) to do the 5K, and busted out a 24:54 (a PR in the 5K for me, actually!). Any of you FARKers wanna participate?


Meant to add that this is a cool idea.
 
2012-11-04 08:43:13 PM  
This is badass. That is all.
 
2012-11-04 08:46:53 PM  
Over 100 homes were assisted plus countless people who received much needed supplies. STFU subby.
 
2012-11-04 08:49:42 PM  
Well done, runner five.
 
2012-11-04 09:20:34 PM  

Smurfme: Respect = when something bad happens, you must cancel everything in life that makes life normal. Now sit down and mope.


No, respect means don't have office chair races down the hallway of the terminally ill cancer ward. NewYork is hurting, the race is was scheduled to go past areas that were devastated and maybe a multimillion dollar race is farking innapropriate. I got 4 feet of water on my ground floor whis is 12 feet above river level and don't have heat at the moment and I consider myself lucky. Fark the race,fark the runners and fark you for saying life is normal.
I know "too soon" is a meme and all, but when the event hasn't even concluded yet it's too soon.
 
2012-11-04 09:30:35 PM  

exparrot: Smurfme: Respect = when something bad happens, you must cancel everything in life that makes life normal. Now sit down and mope.

No, respect means don't have office chair races down the hallway of the terminally ill cancer ward. NewYork is hurting, the race is was scheduled to go past areas that were devastated and maybe a multimillion dollar race is farking innapropriate. I got 4 feet of water on my ground floor whis is 12 feet above river level and don't have heat at the moment and I consider myself lucky. Fark the race,fark the runners and fark you for saying life is normal.
I know "too soon" is a meme and all, but when the event hasn't even concluded yet it's too soon.


Should have lived 16' 1" above river level, eh?
 
2012-11-04 09:33:39 PM  

Jenna Tellya: I think there are a lot more productive things runners could be doing rather. Sure, you came to the city to run and you're disappointed you didn't get to do your marathon, and by all means run if you want to, but don't act like you're helping when you're choosing to run instead. Charity events are supposed to be about doing things you wouldn't normally do, and you're supposed to be motivated to do that thing because you want to help the charity, not because your year was just ruined and you need to run a race to make your nightmare trip worthwhile.


No.

Charity events are about raising funds or manpower for a good cause. If you feel better for having participated, that's great; but they aren't organized for you.
 
2012-11-04 10:24:41 PM  
Everyone seemed to want this marathon canceled, but somehow holding an NFL football game which required 70,000 fans to drive with gas rationing going on in New Jersey, was deemed to be a necessary thing. Please explain this to me.
 
2012-11-04 11:15:37 PM  
So we got trolled by subby's choice of tags? Heavens!
 
2012-11-04 11:19:04 PM  

PacManDreaming: After reading the article, I can only conclude that the "Dumbass" tag is for the Subtard.

 
2012-11-05 12:32:39 AM  

mikemoto: somehow holding an NFL football game which required 70,000 fans to drive with gas rationing going on in New Jersey, was deemed to be a necessary thing. Please explain this to me.


That football game could have happened with just a couple hundred people present at the stadium. It did not "require" 70,000 idiots to drive to it, and yes I think anybody who drove themselves to the game in the middle of a gasoline shortage is an idiot.
 
2012-11-05 02:32:20 AM  

Jenna Tellya: Charity events are supposed to be about doing things you wouldn't normally do


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2012-11-05 08:16:36 AM  
One of the better troll headlines I've seen.
 
2012-11-05 11:20:19 AM  
I'm glad to see that everyone else is as confused as I am, (or have already reached the most logical conclusion,) why this was submitted with the dumbass tag...
 
2012-11-05 02:52:46 PM  

VendorXeno: why this was submitted with the dumbass tag...


Submitter seems to think that "Taxi Driver" and "The Warriors" are documentaries, and also that they took place in Staten Island.
 
2012-11-06 04:38:40 AM  

poot_rootbeer: VendorXeno: why this was submitted with the dumbass tag...

Submitter seems to think that "Taxi Driver" and "The Warriors" are documentaries, and also that they took place in Staten Island.


During the filming of The Warriors the production crew ran into some problems with actual gang members who were none to happy about seeing someone else's colors being worn on their turf. I think that their solution was to hire them as extras and consultants, or something like that.
 
2012-11-06 12:35:58 PM  
"New Dorp Lane"? I thought the old Dorp was so much prettier.
 
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