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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 15
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2012-11-04 12:26:15 PM  
8 votes:
After reading the article, I can only conclude that the "Dumbass" tag is for the Subtard.
2012-11-04 12:29:57 PM  
3 votes:

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 04:49:40 PM  
2 votes:

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 01:57:17 PM  
2 votes:

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 09:20:34 PM  
1 votes:

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 04:55:36 PM  
1 votes:

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 01:51:07 PM  
1 votes:

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 01:32:39 PM  
1 votes:
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 01:12:26 PM  
1 votes:
I personally find "runners" to be intolerably annoying, but if you are helping others by doing so, then good on ya.
2012-11-04 01:02:37 PM  
1 votes:
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 12:58:56 PM  
1 votes:
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 12:47:55 PM  
1 votes:

EdNortonsTwin: Well, food Is lighter than beer.


That's like saying cars are lighter than Cadillacs.
2012-11-04 12:31:18 PM  
1 votes:
Subby must have read the derp that permeates ALL Yahoo commentary, it makes the politics tab here look downright friendly!
2012-11-04 12:29:12 PM  
1 votes:
Misleading headline is misleading.
2012-11-04 12:26:54 PM  
1 votes:

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


Dammit, you beat me to it.
 
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