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(Cape Cod Times)   After last summer's several shark sightings and even a few close encounters on Cape Cod, one town invokes the "No such thing as bad press" theory in the design of this year's beach permit   (capecodonline.com) divider line 52
    More: Amusing, Truro, Cape Cod, town, selectmen, Harwich, beaches, Kelly Clark, stickers  
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2013-03-08 07:43:38 AM
From the article..

This summer's town beach sticker will feature a smiling, friendly-looking shark, thanks to the unanimous approval of the town beach commission.

But Kelly Clark, director of the town's recreation and beach department, worries that it gives the impression that the town isn't taking sharks seriously.
When Clark expressed her opinion about the stickers at a Feb. 26 selectmen's meeting, two board members also said they were worried about the repercussions from the public of using the smiling shark, according to a live stream of the meeting. But by the end of the discussion, the board basically told Clark to lighten up.


Sounds like if the shark was grumpy they'd be Ok with it.
 
GBB
2013-03-08 08:14:02 AM
WIN!
www.capecodonline.com
 
2013-03-08 08:15:16 AM
This obviously will turn out well
 
2013-03-08 08:15:46 AM
They should capture the sharks, dress them in clown outfits, and release them.  It's hard to die when you're laughing your ass off.
 
2013-03-08 08:20:30 AM
And as you know, Amity means friendship.

/Worst suit evar.
 
2013-03-08 08:22:58 AM
They should draw this on the meeting board and leave it up for the summer
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2013-03-08 08:24:48 AM
Truro?  maybe the sharks just prefer their meals au naturel
 
2013-03-08 08:26:10 AM

FullMetalPanda: From the article..

This summer's town beach sticker will feature a smiling, friendly-looking shark, thanks to the unanimous approval of the town beach commission.

But Kelly Clark, director of the town's recreation and beach department, worries that it gives the impression that the town isn't taking sharks seriously.
When Clark expressed her opinion about the stickers at a Feb. 26 selectmen's meeting, two board members also said they were worried about the repercussions from the public of using the smiling shark, according to a live stream of the meeting. But by the end of the discussion, the board basically told Clark to lighten up.

Sounds like if the shark was grumpy they'd be Ok with it.



i522.photobucket.com
 
2013-03-08 08:26:11 AM
They're gonna need a bigger sticker.
 
2013-03-08 08:36:18 AM
I would drive all the way from DC to Truro, just to buy one of those stickers.
 
2013-03-08 08:37:35 AM
Wow, a town with a sense of humor (except for Kelly Clark).

They win.
 
2013-03-08 08:42:59 AM
Want even more can't-be-bad-press?
theinspirationroom.com
 
2013-03-08 08:57:03 AM

FullMetalPanda: But Kelly Clark, director of the town's recreation and beach department, worries that it gives the impression that the town isn't taking sharks seriously.


She is happy to report that they have indeed caught and killed a large predator that reportedly injured some bathers.
 
2013-03-08 08:58:14 AM
FTA:  "If this does come back to bite us, I would like it to be public record about where I stand," Clark said.

On her peg leg?

/Peg?  is that you?
 
2013-03-08 09:00:06 AM
 
2013-03-08 09:00:12 AM
You yell barracuda, everybody says, "Huh? What?" You yell shark, we've got a panic on our hands on the Fourth of July.
 
2013-03-08 09:04:31 AM
That's great! And a public service, forcing people to pay attention to the very real shark threat.

Oh look, SEALS! Let's go swim with them. What could go wrong?
 
2013-03-08 09:05:54 AM
farm5.staticflickr.com
 
2013-03-08 09:37:33 AM

Cold_Sassy: Wow, a town with a sense of humor (except for Kelly Clark).


What her shark bite might look like
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2013-03-08 09:40:19 AM
On another note, that was a fantastically well designed mobile site. Click link, get the option for desktop, tablet, or mobile view, click mobile, get a mobile site that loads quickly and actuall farking works.

Well done capecodonline.com
 
2013-03-08 09:49:55 AM

Freakjob_0: You yell barracuda, everybody says, "Huh? What?" You yell shark, we've got a panic on our hands on the Fourth of July.



Heh, that would make me a little jumpy. I had one of them scare the fark out me as a kid. I don't know for sure that it was planning to see how I tasted, but I wasn't sticking around to find out.
 
2013-03-08 09:53:40 AM
Drawn a line in the sand?

Come back to bite us?

Iron out the sticker details?

That was one punny article.
 
2013-03-08 09:55:37 AM
is Clark's nickname Francis?
 
2013-03-08 09:56:51 AM
FTFA: But by the end of the discussion, the board basically told Clark to lighten up.

firedaily.com
 
2013-03-08 09:57:35 AM
Holy fark that's a shiatty website.
First, the web page is a DLL file?  lolwut?
Article loads fine.  Then it redirects to a "no javascript detected" page even though it just loaded fine.
Then it refreshes every 2 seconds.

WTF. That's a sketchy ass site.
 
2013-03-08 10:08:36 AM
My inlander mind is struggling to picture a town with eleven beaches. I guess it's mostly beach? Because it's a vacation town? But aren't beaches big?
 
2013-03-08 10:14:15 AM
Take this stuff back to the office and get to work on those signs. "Beaches Closed - No Swimming. By the Order of the Amity PD". And let Polly do the printing.
 
2013-03-08 10:21:59 AM

Starry Heavens: My inlander mind is struggling to picture a town with eleven beaches. I guess it's mostly beach? Because it's a vacation town? But aren't beaches big?


Think long and thin with beaches running the length of both sides. You can start the morning on the bay (no sharks, calm water) then pack a lunch and hike over to the ocean (sharks, but surf and seals) for the afternoon. Just be careful crossing route 6. People drive like assholes on that road.

It has a huge chunk of National Seashore which is cool because development is restricted. So you can still hike to remote beaches and see no one else.
 
2013-03-08 10:27:07 AM
Clark, however, was concerned that the sticker treats sharks too lightly, given that a Denver man, Chris Myers, was hospitalized in July after being attacked by a great white shark at Ballston Beach in Truro.

"If this does come back to bite us, I would like it to be public record about where I stand," Clark said.


I lol'ed.
 
2013-03-08 10:27:51 AM
It's also home to the US's oldest links golf course, which is really neat to visit even if you don't golf. There's a beautiful lighthouse (You can climb up it) which was moved back from the cliff a few years ago. If you do golf, you can watch the whales while you wait for your turn.
 
2013-03-08 10:29:41 AM

namegoeshere: Think long and thin with beaches running the length of both sides... It has a huge chunk of National Seashore which is cool because development is restricted.


Okay, that actually sounds pretty awesome. Thanks for helping me understand!
 
2013-03-08 10:31:06 AM

namegoeshere: It's also home to the US's oldest links golf course, which is really neat to visit even if you don't golf. There's a beautiful lighthouse (You can climb up it) which was moved back from the cliff a few years ago. If you do golf, you can watch the whales while you wait for your turn.


This is the lighthouse from Men In Black 2 BTW. No, the post office is not really in there. It's in a boring little building down the road a piece. It does have a nice little museum and gift shop, though.
 
2013-03-08 10:31:22 AM
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2013-03-08 10:34:59 AM

Cold_Sassy: Wow, a town with a sense of humor (except for Kelly Clark).

They win.


Seriously. I'm not sure what her actual problem is, because what she said was pretty stupid. It doesn't even look like it's "smiling", it just looks like a shark. It's not like they put farking Jabberjaw on there or something.

Does she really think more people are going to get bitten because the shark on the parking sticker isn't scary enough? What does she think they should they do, put an SS armband on it? So yeah, she should lighten the fark up.
 
2013-03-08 10:49:27 AM

Starry Heavens: My inlander mind is struggling to picture a town with eleven beaches. I guess it's mostly beach? Because it's a vacation town? But aren't beaches big?


The town is long and thin.  Both long, thin sides are water, East is open ocean (sharky) and west is Cape Cod Bay (not so sharky). So, basically almost all the edges of the town are ALL BEACH.  The definition of the word "beach" in the article, is a place where you can drive to and that has a parking lot, with public access to the water, ie. a "beach".
 
2013-03-08 10:52:03 AM

baronbloodbath: [2.bp.blogspot.com image 630x280]

Y'all know me. Know how I entertain meself.  I'll post on Fark for you, but it ain't gonna be easy. Bad trolls. Not like going down to Reddit and trolling bronies. These Farkers, swallow you whole. Little complainin', little reportin', out you go. And we gotta do it quick,get on the first page of comments, get all those Jaws references in. But it's not gonna be pleasant. I value my sanity a lot more than spentmiles or Pocket Ninja, chief. I'll post it for free, but I'll troll, and troll hard, for ten. But you've gotta make up your minds. If you want to be a TotalFarker, then ante up. If you want to play it cheap, be on FarkLite the whole winter. I don't want no volunteers, I don't want no mates, there's just too many trolls on this website. 1 Subscription for TotalFark by myself. For that you get the post, a pic, the whole damn thing.


OMG so full of win! Kudos to you.
 
2013-03-08 11:02:39 AM
No "I'M A SHAAAAAARK!" yet?

Slippin', Fark.
 
2013-03-08 11:11:52 AM
I want one of those stickers.  They should make some just for sale to raise money for the town.  I'd buy one.

Lighten up, KC
 
2013-03-08 11:26:44 AM
baronbloodbath: 2.bp.blogspot.com 

Y'all know me. Know how I entertain meself.  I'll post on Fark for you, but it ain't gonna be easy. Bad trolls. Not like going down to Reddit and trolling bronies. These Farkers, swallow you whole. Little complainin', little reportin', out you go. And we gotta do it quick,get on the first page of comments, get all those Jaws references in. But it's not gonna be pleasant. I value my sanity a lot more than spentmiles or Pocket Ninja, chief. I'll post it for free, but I'll troll, and troll hard, for ten. But you've gotta make up your minds. If you want to be a TotalFarker, then ante up. If you want to play it cheap, be on FarkLite the whole winter. I don't want no volunteers, I don't want no mates, there's just too many trolls on this website. 1 Subscription for TotalFark by myself. For that you get the post, a pic, the whole damn thing.

In lieu of a SlowClap.gif, I present:

"Didn't see the first Farker for about a half-hour. Tat'dGreaser. 13-footer. You know how you know that in the water, Chief? You can tell by lookin' from the dorsal to the tail. What we didn't know, was that our bomb mission was so secret, no distress signal had been sent. They didn't even list us overdue for a week. Very first light, Chief, Farkers come cruisin' by, so we formed ourselves into tight groups. It was sorta like you see in the calendars, you know the infantry squares in the old calendars like the Battle of Waterloo and the idea was the Farker come to the nearest man, that man he starts poundin' and hollerin' and sometimes that shark he go away... but sometimes he wouldn't go away.

Sometimes that shark looks right at ya. Right into your eyes. And the thing about a Farker is he's got lifeless eyes. Black eyes. Like a doll's eyes. When he comes at ya, he doesn't even seem to be livin'... 'til he snarks ya, and those black eyes roll over white and then... ah then you hear that terrible high-pitched screamin'. The ocean turns red, and despite all your poundin' and your hollerin' those Farkers come in and... they rip you to pieces."
 
2013-03-08 11:32:29 AM
Weirdest notification EVER
 
2013-03-08 11:37:39 AM
Now I'll have to go to Amity or The Hamptons or Long Island..
 
2013-03-08 12:02:03 PM

jbrooks544: Starry Heavens: My inlander mind is struggling to picture a town with eleven beaches. I guess it's mostly beach? Because it's a vacation town? But aren't beaches big?

The town is long and thin.  Both long, thin sides are water, East is open ocean (sharky) and west is Cape Cod Bay (not so sharky). So, basically almost all the edges of the town are ALL BEACH.  The definition of the word "beach" in the article, is a place where you can drive to and that has a parking lot, with public access to the water, ie. a "beach".


So the town is long and thin like, say, Kareem Abdul-Jabar.
 
2013-03-08 12:16:01 PM

DjangoStonereaver: I would drive all the way from DC to Truro, just to buy one of those stickers.


You would have to prove you're a resident of Truro.
 
2013-03-08 12:26:16 PM

dobro: DjangoStonereaver: I would drive all the way from DC to Truro, just to buy one of those stickers.

You would have to prove you're a resident of Truro.


I have friends in the area; I can work something out.
 
2013-03-08 12:58:47 PM
How many visits before I get enough holes punched in my card for a BJ?

i70.photobucket.com
 
2013-03-08 01:28:12 PM
Spent a week last July in a cottage on the ocean side of North Truro. It was absolutely magnificent. Didn't get shark'd, though; that water was COLD -- never made it past wading depth.

Assateague in late August was far nicer for that sort of thing.
 
2013-03-08 03:44:26 PM

hundreddollarman: How many visits before I get enough holes punched in my card for a BJ?

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I think people who post that meme deserve cancer.
 
2013-03-08 06:08:44 PM

hundreddollarman: How many visits before I get enough holes punched in my card for a BJ?

i70.photobucket.com




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2013-03-08 07:03:48 PM
This just in!  Sharks live in every ocean of the world and might be found at any beach you go to!  Oh the horror!
Who could have known?!
 
2013-03-08 07:10:39 PM

ReverendJasen: This just in!  Sharks live in every ocean of the world and might be found at any beach you go to!  Oh the horror!
Who could have known?!


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