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(New York Daily News)   New Applebee's restaurant in Coney Island adds sharks to its 5,000-gallon aquarium tank. What could possibly go wrong?   (nydailynews.com) divider line 123
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2013-06-17 09:26:34 AM
Someone probably tried to microwave the shark like everything else at Applebee's.
 
2013-06-17 09:26:48 AM
But do these sharks have lasers on thier heads?
 
2013-06-17 09:26:48 AM
Someone might get fresh seafood?
 
2013-06-17 09:26:53 AM
That will be cool to look at while I'm enjoying my Xtreme Taco Tower with Cheezy Fire Sauce.  Just one of the eight new entrees available at Applebee's for only $8.99.   Applebee's:  Eating Good in the Neighborhood.
 
2013-06-17 09:27:29 AM
The chaos was captured by a camera crew filming an episode of the reality show "Tanked" on Animal Planet.

Weclome to America, where everything, literally everything, is centered around shiatty reality TV.
 
2013-06-17 09:28:19 AM
The new Applebee's restaurant in Coney Island celebrates its grand opening Monday - and death is on the menu.
A Blacktip shark named Zane had to be removed Friday from the restaurant's 5,000-gallon aquarium after devouring three Lookdown fish in a shocking killing spree.
That very same day, a Whitetip shark died after colliding with a three-foot Wonder Wheel replica in the tank, leaving employees shaken by the mayhem.


You can tell the Daily News had too much fun writing this article.
 
2013-06-17 09:28:47 AM
Kids love ocean massacres
Next get a bull and bear for the circle de muerte
 
2013-06-17 09:29:23 AM
What a shark may look like:

/DNRTFA
www.aquabotanic.com
 
2013-06-17 09:29:35 AM
-It dies, and they have to find a really really big goldfish net to scoop it out?
-Turns out the only thing it will eat is live goats
-It craps out undigested body parts, hey look, there's Timmy and his air matress
-It eats all the other fish and dies of loneliness
-The frickin laser on its head blinds patrons, they get sued, and Applebees declares chapter 11.

Pick one.
 
2013-06-17 09:30:34 AM
Why won't people just leave sharks the fark alone?
 
2013-06-17 09:30:48 AM
Applebee's: get chummy with your neighbors.
 
2013-06-17 09:31:01 AM
Another poorly trolled attempt at Applebee's hate. This will bring the idiots out to this thread in droves.
 
2013-06-17 09:31:24 AM
Who the hell eats at Applebees?  If i want frozen/fried crap I can walk to the kitchen and make myself miserable there...

/beers better in my kitchen too. ...
 
2013-06-17 09:31:35 AM
I propose they add Guinea Pigs in tiny little scuba gear.
 
2013-06-17 09:31:41 AM
Now that there's an Applebees, it's time to drop the name "Coney Island," because it isn't, anymore.

Or, NY'ers can do the sensible thing and not eat there.
 
2013-06-17 09:34:10 AM

Your Average Witty Fark User: Another poorly trolled attempt at Applebee's hate. This will bring the idiots out to this thread in droves.


Self prophecy's a biatch ain't it?
 
2013-06-17 09:34:13 AM
i guess the next Mermaid Parade will be on dry land with replicas of Land Sharks.
 
2013-06-17 09:34:42 AM
Another step towards Coney Island's death. Coney Island used to be the coolest tourist attraction on the planet. Eccentric, edgy, fun, innovative. Disney World is boring and drab in comparison to what Coney Island was. An Applebee's? Awful.
 
2013-06-17 09:35:29 AM
Samuel L. Jackson needs to make a movie based on this true story - "Sharks in a Restaurant"
 
2013-06-17 09:35:40 AM
When we visited Ripley's Aquarium in Gatlinburg last year, an employee explained that all the sharks and other fish there co-exist because they keep it lighted... something about the darkness causing the sharks to go into "hunting mode" ...and they keep the sharks fed and satisfied.

That was the most sharks I'd ever seen in one place. Crazy.
 
2013-06-17 09:36:09 AM
Irwin?
 
2013-06-17 09:36:38 AM
The rats will fall into the tank attempting to get a drink which in turn will feed the sharks.  Seems like a win/win.
 
2013-06-17 09:36:52 AM

oldfarthenry: I propose they add Guinea Pigs in tiny little scuba gear.


That would be horribly violent and utterly adorable at the same time.

Do it.  Do it.
 
2013-06-17 09:37:14 AM

Kibbler: The chaos was captured by a camera crew filming an episode of the reality show "Tanked" on Animal Planet.

Weclome to America, where everything, literally everything, is centered around shiatty reality TV.


I think that reality TV is too broad of a definition.  I think there needs to be a few categories of it.

Reality business show  -  follows a business and it's insane workers
reality game show -  top chef, survivor (is that still on?), amazing race etc
unreality TV - follows vapid wealthy assholes (that jessica simson one, growing up gotti, etc)
WTF TV - Honey boo boo

See the thing is I'm mostly just trying to justify the fact that I actually rather enjoy America's next Top Chef but I do think that reality TV is too broad of a genre.
 
2013-06-17 09:37:37 AM
Remember to wear your protective goggles while looking at the aquarium.  Those lasers can burn out your retina before you even get a chance to blink!
 
2013-06-17 09:38:32 AM
Now whose diiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiick will the diners suck?
 
Rat
2013-06-17 09:38:40 AM
Anyone mention laser beams or crappy Applebee's food as the cause yet?

© anyone?
 
2013-06-17 09:41:14 AM

indarwinsshadow: Your Average Witty Fark User: Another poorly trolled attempt at Applebee's hate. This will bring the idiots out to this thread in droves.

Self prophecy's a biatch ain't it?


Hey, look, here's one now. Think's he's witty. Dumb as a box of rocks.

EABOD
 
2013-06-17 09:42:08 AM
"We're gonna need a smaller boat."
 
2013-06-17 09:48:01 AM
When did the size of fish tanks start being described by their weight? When their dimensions are somewhat unimpressive? Oh well, I guess I need to head of and brush my teeth with my 2000 bristle toothbrush.
 
2013-06-17 09:48:59 AM
Fish are friends, not food.
 
2013-06-17 09:50:16 AM

Egoy3k: Kibbler: The chaos was captured by a camera crew filming an episode of the reality show "Tanked" on Animal Planet.

Weclome to America, where everything, literally everything, is centered around shiatty reality TV.

I think that reality TV is too broad of a definition.  I think there needs to be a few categories of it.

Reality business show  -  follows a business and it's insane workers
reality game show -  top chef, survivor (is that still on?), amazing race etc
unreality TV - follows vapid wealthy assholes (that jessica simson one, growing up gotti, etc)
WTF TV - Honey boo boo

See the thing is I'm mostly just trying to justify the fact that I actually rather enjoy America's next Top Chef but I do think that reality TV is too broad of a genre.


To each his own, I won't go off on an extended rant.  I will grant you that there are variations in reality TV.  I watched season one of a show called Project Greenlight some years ago, about an indie movie getting made.  It was pretty good, and about 90% documentary, 10% "reality TV."

But everything out there right now looks like junk to me.  All of the "drama" is transparently manufactured.  I will admit that I could sit in the same room as something like Top Chef without peeling off my own skin in an attempt to escape, which is more than I can say for that Honey BooBoo crap.  But I would never willingly watch any of it.

/personal opinion
 
2013-06-17 09:51:16 AM
FTSA:

"A Blacktip shark - similar to this one":
assets.nydailynews.com

Reality:

sphotos-b.xx.fbcdn.net
 
2013-06-17 09:52:14 AM
Actually the real problem is the shark is sad that they moved it from its home.  It eats because it's unhappy, and it's unhappy because it eats.  It's a vicious cycle.
 
2013-06-17 09:52:42 AM
Just make sure they have a bear handy in case of hurricane.
i.cdn.turner.com

"They're working in tandem!"
 
2013-06-17 10:00:21 AM

Oldiron_79: But do these sharks have lasers on thier heads?


No, but they do have at least 10 pieces of flair.
 
2013-06-17 10:05:29 AM

Mrtraveler01: The new Applebee's restaurant in Coney Island celebrates its grand opening Monday - and death is on the menu.
A Blacktip shark named Zane had to be removed Friday from the restaurant's 5,000-gallon aquarium after devouring three Lookdown fish in a shocking killing spree.
That very same day, a Whitetip shark died after colliding with a three-foot Wonder Wheel replica in the tank, leaving employees shaken by the mayhem.

You can tell the Daily News had too much fun writing this article.


Indeed. I'm going to miss the Daily News and the Post when they finally go under. No more ledes like "death is on the menu" or headlines like "Headless Body in Topless Bar".
 
2013-06-17 10:07:08 AM
Seriously?  We didn't get the made-for-Fark headline?

FTA:  One shark is dead, another is wounded at new Applebee's aquarium in Coney Island
 
2013-06-17 10:10:21 AM

Egoy3k: Kibbler: The chaos was captured by a camera crew filming an episode of the reality show "Tanked" on Animal Planet.

Weclome to America, where everything, literally everything, is centered around shiatty reality TV.

I think that reality TV is too broad of a definition.  I think there needs to be a few categories of it.

Reality business show  -  follows a business and it's insane workers
reality game show -  top chef, survivor (is that still on?), amazing race etc
unreality TV - follows vapid wealthy assholes (that jessica simson one, growing up gotti, etc)
WTF TV - Honey boo boo

See the thing is I'm mostly just trying to justify the fact that I actually rather enjoy America's next Top Chef but I do think that reality TV is too broad of a genre.


There's a few good shows out there among the crap. I like The Amazing Race because it shows you some cool parts of the world, and Bar Rescue has some interesting bits about running a business, like the UK version of Kitchen Nightmares, which focuses more on the business than the Fox version (hell, Ramsay actually seems more laid back in the UK version).
 
2013-06-17 10:11:33 AM
grizzlebees:  you'll wish you had less tun
 
2013-06-17 10:13:37 AM
cant we just blow up brooklyn already? would anyone really miss it?
anyone?
 
2013-06-17 10:18:43 AM

FrancoFile: Oldiron_79: But do these sharks have lasers on thier heads?

No, but they do have at least 10 pieces of flair.


You know who ELSE made people wear flair?
 
2013-06-17 10:20:56 AM
I had a small shark in my fish tank at one time.  It would swim up to the top and grab another fish and viciously yank it around and drag it to the bottom and devour it.  If I remember right it was only about 2-3 inches long when I got it. It actually disappeared after a couple of weeks. I cleaned the tank every week, added 1/4 fresh water, etc, etc, and damned if that think didn't come out of an aquarium decoration about 4 months after disappearing. I never lost any other fish, but that thing was almost 7 inches long when it came out of hiding.

The only thing stranger than that was the time the light was out for a few weeks and when I replaced the light it woke up a bat that had managed to get up under the lid.  Held it down with the net until it drowned. Ick.

/shark tales!
 
2013-06-17 10:23:36 AM
That very same day, a Whitetip shark died after colliding with a three-foot Wonder Wheel replica in the tank

yet the wonder wheel will remain in the tank.
 
2013-06-17 10:24:47 AM

LesserEvil: When we visited Ripley's Aquarium in Gatlinburg last year, an employee explained that all the sharks and other fish there co-exist because they keep it lighted... something about the darkness causing the sharks to go into "hunting mode" ...and they keep the sharks fed and satisfied.

That was the most sharks I'd ever seen in one place. Crazy.


Did you believe it...or not?
 
2013-06-17 10:33:11 AM

Your Average Witty Fark User: indarwinsshadow: Your Average Witty Fark User: Another poorly trolled attempt at Applebee's hate. This will bring the idiots out to this thread in droves.

Self prophecy's a biatch ain't it?

Hey, look, here's one now. Think's he's witty. Dumb as a box of rocks.

EABOD


Awww. I've upset you. I'd taunt you some more, but I promised mother I wouldn't make fun of the slow kids.
 
2013-06-17 10:35:05 AM

Your Average Witty Fark User: Another poorly trolled attempt at Applebee's hate. This will bring the idiots out to this thread in droves.


It's ok, we understand that some people were born with little or no sense of taste.  It allows them to do things like eat at Applebee's or McDonalds, and to drink things like Budweiser or Boone's Farm.  And while the rest of us feel sorry for those people since they will never be able to truly enjoy a good meal, a good beer, or a nice glass of wine, we are sometimes envious that they are able to stand eating and drinking such revolting things, allowing them to get by with that which is easily available and cheap.

But when someone makes a post as stupid as yours, we do wonder if it's actually not defective taste buds, but defective brain capacity.
 
2013-06-17 10:35:21 AM
Neither one of my local Applebee's has an aquarium...grumble...
 
2013-06-17 10:37:32 AM

DarkVader: Your Average Witty Fark User: Another poorly trolled attempt at Applebee's hate. This will bring the idiots out to this thread in droves.

It's ok, we understand that some people were born with little or no sense of taste.  It allows them to do things like eat at Applebee's or McDonalds, and to drink things like Budweiser or Boone's Farm.  And while the rest of us feel sorry for those people since they will never be able to truly enjoy a good meal, a good beer, or a nice glass of wine, we are sometimes envious that they are able to stand eating and drinking such revolting things, allowing them to get by with that which is easily available and cheap.

But when someone makes a post as stupid as yours, we do wonder if it's actually not defective taste buds, but defective brain capacity.


LOL.

When I read Your Average Witty Fark User  reply, the first thing I thought of was

images.wikia.com


I'm pretty sure he's studman69.
 
2013-06-17 10:39:34 AM

BlissKitchen: When did the size of fish tanks start being described by their weight? When their dimensions are somewhat unimpressive? Oh well, I guess I need to head of and brush my teeth with my 2000 bristle toothbrush.


Probably when they are being installed by contractors.  Large tanks get really heavy fast, and that could be relevant to a builder.

/.02
 
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