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(NHK World (Japan)) Video If you have to rebuild your ancient town after a devastating tsunami, it helps if a local woman has been building precise scale models of local buildings for the past eighteen years   (www3.nhk.or.jp) divider line 40
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2012-12-17 02:12:23 PM  
dominatingdesigns.com
 
2012-12-17 02:14:48 PM  
Nice story, but damn, what is with every news site not only having autoplay videos, but videos that auto-play even if opened in a background tab?

I'm assuming this is some sort of gimmick to increase "views" of the video, similar to Drudge Report refreshing the page every 30 seconds to increase "hits".
 
2012-12-17 02:17:07 PM  
dtdstudios.com
 
2012-12-17 02:22:06 PM  
"we're going to build on this site an exact replica of the town of Rock Ridge. Every building, every storefront, every rock and every tree right down to the orange roof on Howard Johnson's outhouse."

/First thing that came to mind
 
2012-12-17 02:27:00 PM  
a4.ec-images.myspacecdn.com
 
2012-12-17 02:29:07 PM  

Sybarite: [a4.ec-images.myspacecdn.com image 300x199]


Awesome! I got hooked on that show after a reference someone made here.
 
2012-12-17 03:12:27 PM  
I plan on watching Synecdoche, New York tonight, so I'm really getting a kick...
 
2012-12-17 03:31:48 PM  
Did not watch. How did the models survive the tsunami?
 
2012-12-17 03:35:18 PM  

BarkingUnicorn: Did not watch. How did the models survive the tsunami?


Just fine. The miniature Godzilla is what did them in.
 
2012-12-17 03:59:39 PM  

Sybarite: [a4.ec-images.myspacecdn.com image 300x199]


One of my favourite episodes.

/shed overlooker. And since when have you ever been any other kind of stock?
 
2012-12-17 05:56:10 PM  
CSI did it.
 
2012-12-17 05:56:35 PM  
Yeah... About that...

i906.photobucket.com
 
2012-12-17 05:57:18 PM  
Or you could take this opportunity to build nicer, newer buildings...
 
2012-12-17 06:00:45 PM  
i.qkme.me
 
2012-12-17 06:01:56 PM  

Honest Bender: Or you could take this opportunity to build nicer, newer buildings...


Do you think they will build older building?
 
2012-12-17 06:04:13 PM  

CygnusDarius: Yeah... About that...

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My god... a woman who probably wouldn't give me the time of day, yet plays Warhammer... I don't know if I should weep or be elated at finding out she exists.

/Nerdiest boner right now
 
2012-12-17 06:04:46 PM  

mrlewish: Honest Bender: Or you could take this opportunity to build nicer, newer buildings...

Do you think they will build older building?


It sounds like they want to build buildings of an older design... so ya.
 
2012-12-17 06:07:01 PM  
English mutherfuc, oh, nevermind
 
2012-12-17 06:14:01 PM  

Loaded Six String: CygnusDarius: Yeah... About that...

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My god... a woman who probably wouldn't give me the time of day, yet plays Warhammer... I don't know if I should weep or be elated at finding out she exists.

/Nerdiest boner right now


and she could probably beat you at the game
 
2012-12-17 06:25:20 PM  
I can think of a spot in Dallas that could use a small nuke just to undo 100 years of "We have to build these roads this way because that's how the cow paths converged before the levees were built." Just a few kilotons, non-residential, probably just break every window downtown.

Getting wiped out should be used as a launching point for not making the same screw-ups as prior inhabitants.
 
2012-12-17 06:45:12 PM  
media.edge-online.com
Always score the water ward early then you won't have to reload a save.
 
2012-12-17 07:00:53 PM  

neritz: "we're going to build on this site an exact replica of the town of Rock Ridge. Every building, every storefront, every rock and every tree right down to the orange roof on Howard Johnson's outhouse."

/First thing that came to mind


NNot bad. The first thing I was thinking was that little scale model town HBO used to use in their movie intros during the 80s
 
2012-12-17 07:11:39 PM  

CygnusDarius: Yeah... About that...

[i906.photobucket.com image 800x617]



Did you take that picture of that obviously kidnapped woman so you could alert the authorities?
 
2012-12-17 07:19:53 PM  

BarkingUnicorn: Did not watch. How did the models survive the tsunami?


I think the original buildings were only damaged by an earthquake, not the tsunami.
 
2012-12-17 07:57:15 PM  

BarkingUnicorn: Did not watch. How did the models survive the tsunami?


I'm pretty sure the town is inland and did not get hit by a tsunami. Some of the older buildings suffered structural damage, and since she happened to make models of the older, historical buildings, it inspired some of the owners to rebuild more quickly.
 
2012-12-17 07:59:39 PM  

Honest Bender: mrlewish: Honest Bender: Or you could take this opportunity to build nicer, newer buildings...

Do you think they will build older building?

It sounds like they want to build buildings of an older design... so ya.


img.gawkerassets.com
 
2012-12-17 09:21:45 PM  
On second thought, let's not go to Japan. It is a silly place.
 
2012-12-17 09:28:36 PM  
When they first came here, this was all earthquake. We said they were daft to build a town on an earthquake, but they built in all the same, just to show us. It sank into the earthquake. So they built a second one. That sank into the earthquake. So they built a third. That burned down, fell over, then sank into the earthquake. But the fourth one stayed up. And that's what you're going to get, Lad, the strongest town in all of Japan.
 
2012-12-17 09:46:12 PM  
Upon re-viewing it was earthquake damage, not tsunami. I request the right to revise and extend my remarks. I'm still in awe of the books in the bookstore and the noodles in the restaurant.
 
2012-12-17 09:50:47 PM  

BarkingUnicorn: Did not watch. How did the models survive the tsunami?


Chiba didn't get hit hard by the tsunami, but many historic wooden-frame buildings were badly damaged by the quake. Newer buildings around there got through pretty much unscathed, although parts of Chiba had some bad ground liquifaction that farked up foundations in a lot of neighborhoods.
 
2012-12-17 09:56:36 PM  
Wow, those are pretty amazing models and unlike a lot of models of Western buildings, these are pretty funky little old Japanese buildings. Right down to the tiles on the roof. And wow, that guy is selling still selling soup in a 230 year old noodle shop?
 
2012-12-17 10:12:11 PM  
i.dailymail.co.uk 

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2109071/Incredibly-detailed-m o del-Hogwarts-Castle-used-Harry-Potter-film-revealed-time.html
 
2012-12-17 10:13:40 PM  
ts1.mm.bing.net 
It's important to have good models of buildings with explanations of their workings
 
2012-12-17 10:43:19 PM  
Needs more Doc Brown:

static.moviefanatic.com
 
2012-12-17 11:03:01 PM  
Liz Hickock made a model of San Francisco entirely out of Jello. If an earthquake hit it would be awesome.
img29.imageshack.us
 
2012-12-17 11:50:21 PM  
I hope, she has a model of the local Prayboy Crub.
 
2012-12-18 07:02:28 AM  
hooray for ocd!!
 
2012-12-18 12:05:44 PM  
imgs.xkcd.com
 
2012-12-18 12:51:33 PM  

Ed Finnerty: Sybarite: [a4.ec-images.myspacecdn.com image 300x199]

Awesome! I got hooked on that show after a reference someone made here.


Great show, funny ep too.
 
2012-12-18 02:22:22 PM  
www.billypetersen.com

She was a tough one.
 
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