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(Daily Mail)   Old and busted: Flooding in Jersey. New and Hot: Flooding in Venice   (dailymail.co.uk) divider line 42
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2012-11-11 11:55:49 PM
Flooding in Venice is hardly "new". It's been an ongoing problem for several centuries, much of it being exacerbated by the actions of the residents.
 
2012-11-12 12:24:50 AM
Subby's never seen an article on Venice sinking before?

What?

Is Subby Venetian blind?

/So, so sorry for that.
//It's like a compulsion, I tells ya.
///I *am* in a program to stop people like me who go on and on telling one foul joke after another.
////It's called On and On Anon.


*blink*

I'll just let myself out.
 
2012-11-12 12:28:52 AM

quatchi: Subby's never seen an article on Venice sinking before?

What?

Is Subby Venetian blind?

/So, so sorry for that.
//It's like a compulsion, I tells ya.
///I *am* in a program to stop people like me who go on and on telling one foul joke after another.
////It's called On and On Anon.

*blink*

I'll just let myself out.


*quietly slides the Vat-O-EspressoTM away from quatchi*
\\undoes all the slashies and makes a break for the door, YOINK!
 
2012-11-12 12:56:59 AM
Flooding in Venice is called 'high tide'

/not news to the extreme
 
2012-11-12 01:02:21 AM

Bathia_Mapes: Flooding in Venice is hardly "new". It's been an ongoing problem for several centuries, much of it being exacerbated by the actions of the residents.


It doesn't help that Venice is slowly sinking, either.
 
2012-11-12 01:11:56 AM

RexTalionis: Bathia_Mapes: Flooding in Venice is hardly "new". It's been an ongoing problem for several centuries, much of it being exacerbated by the actions of the residents.

It doesn't help that Venice is slowly sinking, either.


Nope, it doesn't.
 
2012-11-12 02:24:51 AM
If flooding in Venice is new and hot, I'd better go dig out my ten generations removed great granny's bloomers. I'll be scandalous yet stylishly modish when I finally visit.

/crusty
//I'll even show bare ankles.
 
2012-11-12 02:29:17 AM
Why the fark aren't those tourists doing everything in their power to help save the artifacts around them?

I am sure the reason they're such farkwits is the same reason white people aren't doing anything about global warming in the first place.
 
2012-11-12 02:31:40 AM
Read it already since it was linked from another Mail article from yesterday or the day before.
My new hobby might be predicting which linked articles will show up here the next day.
Or maybe just put a link to the Mail at the top of the main fark page and be done with it.
 
2012-11-12 02:33:43 AM
The people just "lounging" in that water... after what I've read about the what's in the water around Venice, I firmly believe that those people are insane. Friggin' communal toilet.
 
2012-11-12 02:39:35 AM
Two things I will never forget about Venice. The beauty (slimy and crumbling) and the smell (oh god the smell)
 
2012-11-12 02:42:43 AM
Ignore global warming at your own peril.
 
2012-11-12 02:44:25 AM

RexTalionis: Bathia_Mapes: Flooding in Venice is hardly "new". It's been an ongoing problem for several centuries, much of it being exacerbated by the actions of the residents.

It doesn't help that Venice is slowly sinking, either.


The engineers failed to take into account the weight of the books?
 
2012-11-12 02:48:06 AM

Bennie Crabtree: Why the fark aren't those tourists doing everything in their power to help save the artifacts around them?

I am sure the reason they're such farkwits is the same reason white people aren't doing anything about global warming in the first place.


UH, That's called looting.
 
2012-11-12 02:48:19 AM
www.jimbo.info
 
2012-11-12 02:48:28 AM
Perhaps it is time for Venice to import a few hundred engineers from the Netherlands. I hear that they know how to link armies of hairy female rugby players into a protective chain of some sort.
 
2012-11-12 02:50:22 AM
O my dear Venice who I haven't revisited yet in this lifetime. As much as I'm at home in Asia, the one past life I'm sure of is the Italy of Galileo's time.
 
2012-11-12 02:51:16 AM
I think the odds of finding a trove of unclaimed Baby Ruth bars might make swimming in a flooded Venice worth the risk! Yum!
 
2012-11-12 02:55:43 AM
 
2012-11-12 03:04:51 AM
www.vegastripping.com
 
2012-11-12 03:12:10 AM

maltedmothball: Two things I will never forget about Venice. The beauty (slimy and crumbling) and the smell (oh god the smell)


I was just there in October and the smell wasn't that bad, but it was somewhat sad to see that the city is basically falling apart day by day. I did notice that several buildings were undergoing restoration... how on earth do they manage? And why are they focusing on individual buildings instead of trying something that would perhaps save the whole city?
 
2012-11-12 03:54:46 AM

DiRF: The people just "lounging" in that water... after what I've read about the what's in the water around Venice, I firmly believe that those people are insane. Friggin' communal toilet.


My first thought upon seeing those pictures.


Dinjiin: Perhaps it is time for Venice to import a few hundred engineers from the Netherlands. I hear that they know how to link armies of hairy female rugby players into a protective chain of some sort.


I think the canals in the Netherlands have a "flush" feature.
 
2012-11-12 03:59:46 AM
Time to just abandon the city.
 
2012-11-12 04:02:22 AM
James Bond's girlfriend drowned there. It was sad.
 
2012-11-12 04:02:32 AM

fusillade762: DiRF: The people just "lounging" in that water... after what I've read about the what's in the water around Venice, I firmly believe that those people are insane. Friggin' communal toilet.

My first thought upon seeing those pictures.


Dinjiin: Perhaps it is time for Venice to import a few hundred engineers from the Netherlands. I hear that they know how to link armies of hairy female rugby players into a protective chain of some sort.

I think the canals in the Netherlands have a "flush" feature.


That must take a lot of vinegar...
 
2012-11-12 04:03:08 AM

DiRF: The people just "lounging" in that water... after what I've read about the what's in the water around Venice, I firmly believe that those people are insane. Friggin' communal toilet.


Precisely. I guess people don't know what journey their poop goes on after the flush.
"Water to water, ass to asses, crust to crust - I commit you now to this porcelain treatment. Reek now or forever hold your peace."
 
2012-11-12 05:05:36 AM

Public Savant: DiRF: The people just "lounging" in that water... after what I've read about the what's in the water around Venice, I firmly believe that those people are insane. Friggin' communal toilet.

Precisely. I guess people don't know what journey their poop goes on after the flush.
"Water to water, ass to asses, crust to crust - I commit you now to this porcelain treatment. Reek now or forever hold your peace."


This, times a million. I am not an easily disgusted person, but based on all reports I've had from people who have actually experienced Venice (never been myself), those pics were hard to look at on a full stomach...
 
2012-11-12 06:50:09 AM
And if Venice is sinking
I'm going under
'Cause beauty's religion
And its Christened me with wonder

Link
 
2012-11-12 07:12:44 AM

DiRF: toilet


Oh yes. Having been there, I can tell you the place is indeed a giant toilet.

All sewage goes directly into the canals unfiltered.

For being a romantic place, the stench of fish and the neon green water, tend to take any of that away.. You simply can not see even an inch into the water.

Though as much as I disliked Venice, I must admit, Going on a gondola ride (expensive,cheesy,touristy) it was pretty damn cool.
 
2012-11-12 07:27:16 AM

dokool: And why are they focusing on individual buildings instead of trying something that would perhaps save the whole city?


They are

/ although this would be the first effort that actually works...
 
2012-11-12 07:33:08 AM
If you are an engineer, you absolutely must go to Venice before they take it apart and move it to more stable ground as a theme park. I saw it on a day off during a business trip. It is simultaneously beautiful and hilarious. I walked around town thinking, "This is the most enormously bad idea I've ever seen implemented."
 
2012-11-12 08:25:48 AM

sinanju: It is simultaneously beautiful and hilarious. I walked around town thinking, "This is the most enormously bad idea I've ever seen implemented."


Venice was a genius concept - strategically defensible, good harbor (for 15th century Panamax vessels), Culture open to talent, with a concentration of the world's finest financial minds.

It was more or less exactly like Manhatten. Only difference is that Venice floods and...

/ wait, what?
 
2012-11-12 08:52:54 AM
Do they save this article and reprint it with new pictures every year?
Worst flooding in 148 149 150 years
 
2012-11-12 09:01:33 AM

DiRF: The people just "lounging" in that water... after what I've read about the what's in the water around Venice, I firmly believe that those people are insane. Friggin' communal toilet.


===============

Yup, it's the same nastiness that's in the water in New Jersey, and you couldn't pay me to take a dip in New Jersey flood water.
 
2012-11-12 09:13:45 AM

DiRF: The people just "lounging" in that water... after what I've read about the what's in the water around Venice, I firmly believe that those people are insane. Friggin' communal toilet.


I came here to post this, but you beat me to it. The water looks filthy even in the pictures.
 
2012-11-12 09:14:58 AM

Mayhem of the Black Underclass: Do they save this article and reprint it with new pictures every year?
Worst flooding in 148 149 150 years


Well, if the flooding really does get worse each year, that is something that can't be ignored.
 
2012-11-12 09:33:25 AM
Streets full of water. Please advise.
 
2012-11-12 10:11:18 AM
It's a bit shocking that the birthplace of the Renaissance hasn't figured this out yet:

2.bp.blogspot.com 

I hear they're working on something, but it's getting to be a race against time for them, with no plan for other problems like clean water and sewage treatment.
 
2012-11-12 10:51:30 AM
I was just there a couple weeks ago. These are pictures from our hotel lobby then. If the flooding was enough to warrant a news story now, I can't imagine how badly flooded that hotel lobby got.

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2012-11-12 05:10:43 PM
At what point do they just put everything on the second floor? And then on the third? And then on the roof?
 
2012-11-12 06:06:38 PM
this is a GREAT thread to post this song:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PraSpHYfWes
 
2012-11-12 06:07:26 PM
let's try that again:

Link
 
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