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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 83
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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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