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2013-08-25 08:48:32 AM
Amazing how many articles appear on other sites like Digg's front and then here hours or a day later.
 
2013-08-25 08:51:21 AM
They probably water down the drinks.
 
2013-08-25 08:57:48 AM
The problem wasn't the fish, it was the shrimp. They're lousy tippers because they're shellfish.

/If you don't get the fark, joke ya.
 
2013-08-25 08:58:20 AM
she strips for seashells under the sea shore
 
2013-08-25 08:58:21 AM
Will Endive Wombat's wife be making an appearance?
 
2013-08-25 09:00:06 AM

Princess Ryans Knickers: Amazing how many articles appear on other sites like Digg's front and then here hours or a day later.


I don't care so much about that, but rather the fact that the article was horribly uninformative.

Oh look - there's a strip club - underwater.

End of story

WTF?
 
2013-08-25 09:00:59 AM

Princess Ryans Knickers: Amazing how many articles appear on other sites like Digg's front and then here hours or a day later.


Princess, if you want to see what really shows up on Fark's door step you should pony up the $5/month, I can attest you will get the same shiatty experience as Digg or any other aggregator with less conservative submission approval processes.
 
2013-08-25 09:02:20 AM
Octopussy
 
2013-08-25 09:02:26 AM

wildcardjack: The problem wasn't the fish, it was the shrimp. They're lousy tippers because they're shellfish.

/If you don't get the fark, joke ya.


they didn't want to part with no clams,
 
2013-08-25 09:04:57 AM
Bouncer:

images4.wikia.nocookie.net
 
2013-08-25 09:07:35 AM

Princess Ryans Knickers: Amazing how many articles appear on other sites like Digg's front and then here hours or a day later.


Yeah, what the hell? When did Fark become a news aggregate site?
 
2013-08-25 09:15:26 AM

Princess Ryans Knickers: Amazing how many articles appear on other sites like Digg's front and then here hours or a day later.


This just in... News aggregators aggregate news


/Film at eleventy
// ...and sometimes they aggregate existing aggregations.
 
2013-08-25 09:16:04 AM

This Charming Man: Bouncer:

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I can see the angels dancing. Unzip him, Mr. B! Unzip him!!

*Groans*
 
2013-08-25 09:19:17 AM

Princess Ryans Knickers: Amazing how many articles appear on other sites like Digg's front and then here hours or a day later.


But then you'd have to use Digg, and no one should be subjected to that shiathole of a website.
 
2013-08-25 09:26:20 AM
So they should spend $5 for something they can get for free?  Sounds like a liberal newspaper business model.  How's that working out?
 
2013-08-25 09:33:53 AM

wildcardjack: The problem wasn't the fish, it was the shrimp. They're lousy tippers because they're shellfish.

/If you don't get the fark, joke ya.


Yeah, but this is in israel. That isn't kosher.
 
2013-08-25 09:34:28 AM
The bar's website makes it look more like a swanky club than a strip club.
 
2013-08-25 09:41:02 AM

stuhayes2010: The bar's website makes it look more like a swanky club than a strip club.


Which TFA says it was before it was left abandoned. I wonder how long before the water starts coming in.
 
2013-08-25 09:53:50 AM
Kip Adonis approves
Glub
 
2013-08-25 10:06:08 AM

Mean Daddy: So they should spend $5 for something they can get for free?  Sounds like a liberal newspaper business model.  How's that working out?


What are you even trying to say here?
 
GBB [TotalFark]
2013-08-25 10:07:44 AM
i.huffpost.com
This place has everything.
 
2013-08-25 10:38:39 AM
I'd like more details, like when and how the water got in.   I'd also like to see more pics.  This could have been an interesting article.
 
2013-08-25 10:45:30 AM

raerae1980: I'd like more details, like when and how the water got in.   I'd also like to see more pics.  This could have been an interesting article.


The water didn't get in. Sounds like even if there were more details you wouldn't have read them.
 
2013-08-25 11:11:14 AM

Yankees Team Gynecologist: raerae1980: I'd like more details, like when and how the water got in.   I'd also like to see more pics.  This could have been an interesting article.

The water didn't get in. Sounds like even if there were more details you wouldn't have read them.


Um, I did read the  article.  And looked at the picture.  It's a terribly written article and I missed the link to Huffpost and its additional photos/info .  That being said, you don't have to be a dick this morning.  Jeez *eye roll*
 
2013-08-25 12:11:17 PM

Princess Ryans Knickers: Amazing how many articles appear on other sites like Digg's front and then here hours or a day later.


I like Fark's selection of articles.  I don't care about timeliness.

Like another poster said, if you want to sift through a dump of all the latest crap without the nice filtering, pay for TF.  As someone with limited time, I can't imagine doing that.
 
2013-08-25 12:25:27 PM
From the FAQ:

Q: How many years did it take to plan and build the Red Sea Star?
A: Planning the "Star", forming the concept, attaining all required permits etc. took approximately 4 years and the actual building of the site took an additional four years.

Wow....if that place has been abandoned as a restaurant/entertainment complex, a lot of money was thrown into the ocean for nothing.
 
2013-08-25 12:28:15 PM
If it's underwater... how did it get dusty inside?

Anyone?
 
2013-08-25 12:36:44 PM
Looks like, as with many restaurants, it was killed by poor service.

GIS


Red Sea Star Underwater Restaurant, Bar and Observatory Review
This amazingly designed restaurant is 5m (16 ft.) below the surface of the Red Sea, with thick Plexiglas windows that give you an octopus-eye view of the surrounding fish, corals, and other creatures. The decor is fantasy oceanesque, with sand floors covered by a layer of clear epoxy; velvet, sea urchin cushions on the chairs; starfish lighting fixtures; and wavy blue underwater light filtering through the subsea pavilion from natural sources by day and artificial sources by night. It may sound campy, but the details are so well done that the effect is enchanting -- you find your attention torn between the underwater vistas outside the windows, and the interior decor, overflowing with marine shapes and textures. The food is average, but the basic experience is fun. Denise, a fish from the Red Sea, leads the list of fish (though you may not feel comfortable dining on a sea creature while its family and friends glide past the windows). The restaurant becomes mostly a bar by 10pm. Both adults and kids enjoy the decor, but service can be slow enough to test the patience of visitors regardless of age. Tours come through and are led to an often worn-out buffet table -- avoid it.


Read more: http://www.frommers.com/destinations/eilat/D40205.html#ixzz2d01pRNAI
 
2013-08-25 12:41:54 PM

Pray 4 Mojo: If it's underwater... how did it get dusty inside?

Anyone?


You just blue my mind.
 
2013-08-25 12:45:46 PM

Pray 4 Mojo: If it's underwater... how did it get dusty inside?

Anyone?


It's not leaking, it's just submerged to give an underwater view. It's a shirtsleeve environment. Hell, you can see an empty plastic bottle resting on a table in one of the pics.
 
2013-08-25 01:15:43 PM
img.gawkerassets.com

/You know why Ariel wears seashells? Because B-shells are too small.
 
2013-08-25 01:35:23 PM
 
2013-08-25 02:21:16 PM
How badly do you have to fark up the business model to not make money on a peeler bar?  And one that has the ambience of a Bond villain lair, too?

/If I had enough petty cash I'd buy it and run my own undersea peeler bar.  With blackjack and hookers.
//In fact, forget the bar.
 
2013-08-25 02:27:15 PM

starsrift: Pray 4 Mojo: If it's underwater... how did it get dusty inside?

Anyone?

It's not leaking, it's just submerged to give an underwater view. It's a shirtsleeve environment. Hell, you can see an empty plastic bottle resting on a table in one of the pics.


Yeah... I know it's not "flooded"... but... dust comes from settling particles in the air... if the thing is submerged and sealed... the only dust to settle would have been what was in the air when it was closed up... and that wouldn't be much. How did it continue to get dusty?
 
2013-08-25 02:32:39 PM

Pray 4 Mojo: Yeah... I know it's not "flooded"... but... dust comes from settling particles in the air... if the thing is submerged and sealed... the only dust to settle would have been what was in the air when it was closed up... and that wouldn't be much. How did it continue to get dusty?


The residual sadness from years of desperate men and strippers' broken dreams?
 
2013-08-25 03:14:50 PM

Thurston Howell: Pray 4 Mojo: Yeah... I know it's not "flooded"... but... dust comes from settling particles in the air... if the thing is submerged and sealed... the only dust to settle would have been what was in the air when it was closed up... and that wouldn't be much. How did it continue to get dusty?

The residual sadness from years of desperate men and strippers' broken dreams?


Ha! That's probably it.

Or most of it is body glitter.
 
TWX
2013-08-25 03:38:58 PM

Pray 4 Mojo: starsrift: Pray 4 Mojo: If it's underwater... how did it get dusty inside?

Anyone?

It's not leaking, it's just submerged to give an underwater view. It's a shirtsleeve environment. Hell, you can see an empty plastic bottle resting on a table in one of the pics.

Yeah... I know it's not "flooded"... but... dust comes from settling particles in the air... if the thing is submerged and sealed... the only dust to settle would have been what was in the air when it was closed up... and that wouldn't be much. How did it continue to get dusty?


It's only about fifteen feet under water at the shore, so I don't expect that it's sealed to outside atmosphere at the above-water-line entrance. It's also very likely that the infrastructure that runs everything, including the HVAC system, is above the water and in a little outbuilding on the shore.

/yeah, I know...
//body glitter, desperate men, and the tears of strippers' broken dreams sounds better
 
2013-08-25 03:52:40 PM

TWX: It's only about fifteen feet under water at the shore, so I don't expect that it's sealed to outside atmosphere at the above-water-line entrance. It's also very likely that the infrastructure that runs everything, including the HVAC system, is above the water and in a little outbuilding on the shore.


You've operated underwater strip clubs before, haven't you?  What are the insurance premiums like?

/yeah, I know...
//body glitter, desperate men, and the tears of strippers' broken dreams sounds better


Upon reflection, it sounds like the opening line of a dime store detective novel I should write.
 
2013-08-25 05:07:47 PM

Princess Ryans Knickers: Amazing how many articles appear on other sites like Digg's front and then here hours or a day later.


I agree.  The amount of original content coming from Fark has been close to zero for awhile.  All they do is get their articles from somewhere else
 
2013-08-25 05:17:42 PM
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2013-08-25 05:57:48 PM
weknowmemes.com
 
2013-08-26 08:35:27 AM
img490.imageshack.us
 
2013-08-26 10:01:50 AM

Princess Ryans Knickers: Amazing how many articles appear on other sites like Digg's front and then here hours or a day later.


Digg?  Is this 2009?
 
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