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(Fox News)   Beware "apocalypse" tourists for you have angered the Mayan gods by wrecking one of their temples   (latino.foxnews.com) divider line 47
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2012-12-26 08:41:34 PM
Cool as historical sites, like pyramids are, life is for the living. farkin' make some new pyramids for drunks to climb on. Same with Egypt. The "Great" pyramids are a joke now. They used to be good. We can quarry limestone. We can make weatherproof electrum caps. Repair that shiat!
 
2012-12-26 09:51:37 PM
"We actually have no evidence that the ancient Maya predicted or wrote down any kind of apocalyptic world-ending event associated with the 2012 date."

The media never lets anything like actual facts get in the way of sensationalizing a story.
 
2012-12-26 10:05:26 PM
To deapocalypse
 
2012-12-26 10:05:45 PM
Oh, great. We made it though the apocalypse date okay; but NOW we're screwed!
 
2012-12-26 10:06:04 PM
"What is this infinitive about?"
 
2012-12-26 10:07:12 PM

Gyrfalcon: Oh, great. We made it though the apocalypse date okay; but NOW we're screwed!


We were always screwed, darlin'. *)
 
2012-12-26 10:08:39 PM
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ONLY THE TEMPLE RUN WILL APPEASE THEM!!!
 
2012-12-26 10:11:20 PM
Fat white people's problems.

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2012-12-26 10:11:23 PM

Indubitably: Gyrfalcon: Oh, great. We made it though the apocalypse date okay; but NOW we're screwed!

We were always screwed, darlin'. *)


You just wish that was in the present tense ;)
 
2012-12-26 10:13:04 PM
the pyramid belongs in a museum.
 
2012-12-26 10:16:18 PM

Gyrfalcon: Indubitably: Gyrfalcon: Oh, great. We made it though the apocalypse date okay; but NOW we're screwed!

We were always screwed, darlin'. *)

You just wish that was in the present tense ;)


I might...
 
2012-12-26 10:17:19 PM
"A third group long concluded the much-feared "Doomsday" was a hoax based on a misunderstanding concerning actual artifacts previously found."

Wow. No shiat.
 
2012-12-26 10:18:41 PM
I wonder what the "irreparable" damage was? People have always been allowed to climb to the top of Temple II via some wooden stairs and sit on the upper stairs. Most of the place has been dug out of the jungle and restored, so I can't really see how some people climbing on the temple could have ruined it.
 
2012-12-26 10:20:48 PM
Did they fark up the Shrine of the Silver Monkey again?

farkingismybusiness: [i.ytimg.com image 480x360]
ONLY THE TEMPLE RUN WILL APPEASE THEM!!!


Ah, beaten to it.
 
2012-12-26 10:21:02 PM

whatshisname: I wonder what the "irreparable" damage was? People have always been allowed to climb to the top of Temple II via some wooden stairs and sit on the upper stairs. Most of the place has been dug out of the jungle and restored, so I can't really see how some people climbing on the temple could have ruined it.


My guess is they took pieces of temple stone as souvenirs.
 
2012-12-26 10:23:22 PM
Haha fark the Mayans!
 
2012-12-26 10:24:19 PM
Well, that sucks. I climbed that pyramid a couple of times back in the day - well, about 15-20 years ago. Damn tourists.

/and lax security at the site for allowing that shiat to happen
 
2012-12-26 10:26:23 PM

whatshisname: I wonder what the "irreparable" damage was? People have always been allowed to climb to the top of Temple II via some wooden stairs and sit on the upper stairs. Most of the place has been dug out of the jungle and restored, so I can't really see how some people climbing on the temple could have ruined it.


Well, when the giant stone ball crashed down through the temple, that kinda wrecked things, except for the hovitos contractors. It's a pity you don't speak hovitos.
 
2012-12-26 10:33:16 PM

Mutt Farkinov: whatshisname: I wonder what the "irreparable" damage was? People have always been allowed to climb to the top of Temple II via some wooden stairs and sit on the upper stairs. Most of the place has been dug out of the jungle and restored, so I can't really see how some people climbing on the temple could have ruined it.

My guess is they took pieces of temple stone as souvenirs.


I love stone temple pirates.
 
2012-12-26 10:35:25 PM
First there was the American southwest, then there was Hawaii. Sounds like the Bradys have taken their cultural insensitivity tour to Central America for a Very Brady Apocalypse.
 
2012-12-26 10:37:38 PM

whatshisname: I wonder what the "irreparable" damage was? People have always been allowed to climb to the top of Temple II via some wooden stairs and sit on the upper stairs. Most of the place has been dug out of the jungle and restored, so I can't really see how some people climbing on the temple could have ruined it.


I've been to Tikal*, climbed the appropriate stairs, and got some great photos and memories from there. This sort of shiat pisses me off.

I imagine climbing up the front of the temple on the stairs could have dislodged stones. Or -- knowing idiot tourists -- pulling out small stones that may have been loose on the front of the temple and taking them home seems most likely.

* I just realized, my shirt today has a picture of Altun Ha on it... Belikin Beer.
 
2012-12-26 10:37:42 PM
Sacrifices, we need sacrifices!
 
2012-12-26 10:44:28 PM
doglover: "Cool as historical sites, like pyramids are, life is for the living. farkin' make some new pyramids for drunks to climb on. Same with Egypt. The "Great" pyramids are a joke now. They used to be good. We can quarry limestone. We can make weatherproof electrum caps. Repair that shiat!"

I think we should private space transport them to the Moon or Mars to kickstart that whole space tourism thing. Why, the spinoffs alone! The species! Stuff!
 
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2012-12-26 10:45:30 PM

calbert: Mutt Farkinov: whatshisname: I wonder what the "irreparable" damage was? People have always been allowed to climb to the top of Temple II via some wooden stairs and sit on the upper stairs. Most of the place has been dug out of the jungle and restored, so I can't really see how some people climbing on the temple could have ruined it.

My guess is they took pieces of temple stone as souvenirs.

I love stone temple pirates.


See, now that's just good stuff right there.
 
2012-12-26 10:49:05 PM
This is why we can't have nice things. Like piles of rocks.
 
2012-12-26 10:50:38 PM
"Fox News Latino?"
 
2012-12-26 10:54:23 PM

calbert: Mutt Farkinov: whatshisname: I wonder what the "irreparable" damage was? People have always been allowed to climb to the top of Temple II via some wooden stairs and sit on the upper stairs. Most of the place has been dug out of the jungle and restored, so I can't really see how some people climbing on the temple could have ruined it.

My guess is they took pieces of temple stone as souvenirs.

I love stone temple pirates.


Ha ha!
 
2012-12-26 10:55:50 PM

trappedspirit: This is why we can't have nice things. Like piles of rocks.


This is why it's a joke when 3rd world countries ask the Western world to have their artifacts repatriated.
 
2012-12-26 10:55:59 PM

God's Bathroom Floor: "Fox News Latino?"


Imagine that, a World News organization has a Latin America Branch.
 
2012-12-26 11:00:32 PM
Quick, someone call Aztec support.
 
2012-12-26 11:03:38 PM
My very white cousin lives amongst very poor Mayans in the jungle. He is there as a missionary. He says most of the men work cane fields a few weeks out of the year, and sit around and drink homemade rum the rest of the time. Typically, the women do whatever work there is to be done. Kids get ignored mostly. My cousin desperately wants to help them. They are quite distrustful of white men, but accepted him because one of their leaders had a vision that he would arrive. Two weeks later, into their village he walked.

I suggested he help introduce some sort of industry into the village to help with the extreme poverty. He said he had to be careful not to change their culture.

Well he's in quite a pickle then. Bless his heart.
 
2012-12-26 11:12:58 PM

farkingismybusiness: [i.ytimg.com image 480x360]
ONLY THE TEMPLE RUN WILL APPEASE THEM!!!


I know I'm going to get heck for posting something pony related, but...

http://youtu.be/ox36gwq1U4A
 
2012-12-26 11:18:49 PM

Mutt Farkinov: whatshisname: I wonder what the "irreparable" damage was? People have always been allowed to climb to the top of Temple II via some wooden stairs and sit on the upper stairs. Most of the place has been dug out of the jungle and restored, so I can't really see how some people climbing on the temple could have ruined it.

My guess is they took pieces of temple stone as souvenirs.


I would support a law stating anyone caught removing stone from the pyramid shall be tossed down it.
 
2012-12-26 11:21:30 PM

fozziewazzi: trappedspirit: This is why we can't have nice things. Like piles of rocks.

This is why it's a joke when 3rd world countries ask the Western world to have their artifacts repatriated.


Say no more

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2012-12-26 11:27:06 PM

Aces and Eights: My very white cousin lives amongst very poor Mayans in the jungle. He is there as a missionary. He says most of the men work cane fields a few weeks out of the year, and sit around and drink homemade rum the rest of the time. Typically, the women do whatever work there is to be done. Kids get ignored mostly. My cousin desperately wants to help them. They are quite distrustful of white men, but accepted him because one of their leaders had a vision that he would arrive. Two weeks later, into their village he walked.

I suggested he help introduce some sort of industry into the village to help with the extreme poverty. He said he had to be careful not to change their culture.


Isn't that essentially what missionaries do?
 
2012-12-26 11:32:18 PM

whatshisname: I wonder what the "irreparable" damage was? People have always been allowed to climb to the top of Temple II via some wooden stairs and sit on the upper stairs. Most of the place has been dug out of the jungle and restored, so I can't really see how some people climbing on the temple could have ruined it.


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No, it's irreversible- like my raincoat!!
 
2012-12-26 11:33:30 PM
Indeed. Thus the pickle.
 
2012-12-26 11:39:08 PM

muck4doo: Mutt Farkinov: whatshisname: I wonder what the "irreparable" damage was? People have always been allowed to climb to the top of Temple II via some wooden stairs and sit on the upper stairs. Most of the place has been dug out of the jungle and restored, so I can't really see how some people climbing on the temple could have ruined it.

My guess is they took pieces of temple stone as souvenirs.

I would support a law stating anyone caught removing stone from the pyramid shall be tossed down it.


Maybe it's because I was just perusing the 2012 ER list if people who stuck weird things in their body thread, but(t)...a law making thieves caught stealing insert their loot in their rectum before they can go would certainly make someone think twice about how the size of what they're illegally taking.
 
2012-12-26 11:41:20 PM

Aces and Eights: I suggested he help introduce some sort of industry into the village to help with the extreme poverty. He said he had to be careful not to change their culture.


Prime Directive?

And if he converts them (I presume to Christianity) will that not change their culture?
 
2012-12-26 11:42:08 PM

calbert: Mutt Farkinov: whatshisname: I wonder what the "irreparable" damage was? People have always been allowed to climb to the top of Temple II via some wooden stairs and sit on the upper stairs. Most of the place has been dug out of the jungle and restored, so I can't really see how some people climbing on the temple could have ruined it.

My guess is they took pieces of temple stone as souvenirs.

I love stone temple pirates.


i2.kym-cdn.com
 
2012-12-26 11:48:57 PM
Actually, Sonja Schwanke's sister and brother-in-law are close friends of ours. We were viewing a slideshow last night of their trip to the pyramids at our post-family-Christmas party. Their pictures were amazing, and there was no news of looting or vandalism. Sounds like a slow news day.
 
2012-12-27 12:08:09 AM
Oh, some tourist did some minor damage. The temples that we reconstructed out of heaps of rubble in the middle of the rain forest are totally farked, might as well tear them down and go home.

Over dramatize much dipshiats?

/been there.
// CSB, screwed the girl I was traveling with on top of temple IV.
/// hot redhead.
 
2012-12-27 12:08:20 AM
The horror. The horror.
 
2012-12-27 12:11:32 AM

Happy Hours: Aces and Eights: I suggested he help introduce some sort of industry into the village to help with the extreme poverty. He said he had to be careful not to change their culture.

Prime Directive?

And if he converts them (I presume to Christianity) will that not change their culture?


I suppose it's something like the Prime Directive guiding principle. I too find it ironic that he doesn't want to change their culture, and yet his primary reason for being in their presence is to convert them to Christianity and help them find hope. I don't think he sees that as a conundrum.
I think his heart is in the right place, in that he wants to do something to help them. But it does pose some interesting questions about what exactly needs changing and who gets to decide what's best for an entire village. I suggested maybe they're just fine living the way they have been for generations, but he says the women all tell him they're miserable and wish their lives were better. The men mostly just drink and ignore him.

He has succeeded in showing them how to build enclosures for their chickens so they can start some kind of husbandry. Small steps.

I wish I knew the answer for them.
 
2012-12-27 12:39:48 AM
10,000 years from now we shall all look at this incident differently.

In retrospect.

Trust me.
 
2012-12-27 12:41:06 AM

Aces and Eights: Happy Hours: Aces and Eights: I suggested he help introduce some sort of industry into the village to help with the extreme poverty. He said he had to be careful not to change their culture.

Prime Directive?

And if he converts them (I presume to Christianity) will that not change their culture?

I suppose it's something like the Prime Directive guiding principle. I too find it ironic that he doesn't want to change their culture, and yet his primary reason for being in their presence is to convert them to Christianity and help them find hope. I don't think he sees that as a conundrum.
I think his heart is in the right place, in that he wants to do something to help them. But it does pose some interesting questions about what exactly needs changing and who gets to decide what's best for an entire village. I suggested maybe they're just fine living the way they have been for generations, but he says the women all tell him they're miserable and wish their lives were better. The men mostly just drink and ignore him.

He has succeeded in showing them how to build enclosures for their chickens so they can start some kind of husbandry. Small steps.

I wish I knew the answer for them.


Well, there's gradually altering their culture so they can enter the 20th century; and then there's radically changing their culture so they become indistinguishable from thousands of other "primitive" cultures who were "helped" by well-meaning people who said "Here!  Let's give you electricity and running water and fertilizer and radio and start paving your roads and get you some market economy and send your kids to school, howabout some contracts with outside markets for your trade goods-what, you don't have any? Well, I know a guy who can sell your turnips in Tijuana, just sign right here..."

It's very frustrating to be caught between people whose lives are miserable and want them to be better, and knowing that changing things too fast means ending up like dozens of villages all over the globe that are worse off now than when missionaries came in to make things better. It sounds like he's doing it right. The only answer is to make haste slowly.
 
2012-12-27 01:34:17 AM
should've said 'hate' it would've worked better. oh well.
 
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