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(CBS News)   For 25 years this cave digger has been carving through New Mexico's sandstone. Still keeps missing left turn at Albuquerque   (cbsnews.com) divider line 50
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2014-05-18 10:18:00 AM
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2014-05-18 01:01:00 PM
I get that reference.
 
2014-05-18 02:24:08 PM

That Guy What Stole the Bacon: [i1.ytimg.com image 300x225]

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Hai, guyththth. What'sththth going on in here?
 
2014-05-18 02:24:09 PM
I saw this on tv this morning. His work is spectacular.
 
2014-05-18 02:27:09 PM
Pismo Beach, and all da clams we can eat!
 
2014-05-18 02:28:24 PM
Cave digger, when you dig my cave, can you make it shallow so that I can feel the rain?
 
2014-05-18 02:31:48 PM
I see some of my tribe have already checked in. Carry on.
 
2014-05-18 02:33:02 PM
Saw that this morning. I liked the story about how trendy trailer homes are getting. Gawd I am so bleeding edge! I bought a trailer home for my farm last year. I got it to keep my taxes down in retirement. Didn't know I was such a trend setter. I've smoked a pipe for years, and wear a top hat when foxhunting. I was Steampunk before Steampunk wuz cool....
 
2014-05-18 02:35:38 PM
A guy named Ra building shrines in the desert?
 
433 [TotalFark]
2014-05-18 02:38:16 PM
Wasn't this guy trying to sell it, or sell spaces in it?
 
2014-05-18 02:43:09 PM
Well this is going to totally twist the inferred histories of 2014 by archeologists in 2000 years time.
 
2014-05-18 02:47:07 PM
the guy


voicing the video


kept on


making pauses for


no real reason when he was talking. It made


my mind bleed from


the stupid.
 
2014-05-18 02:47:33 PM

Bungles: Well this is going to totally twist the inferred histories of 2014 by archeologists in 2000 years time.


I imagine them finding this stuff first, then noticing the earthworks and monuments at the WIPP site in southern NM and figuring that the -really- cool stuff is buried there.

Future archaeologist: "Hey, all of these hieroglyphs seem to be some sort of warning. Maybe we shouldn't dig here"
Future politician: "They just did that so people wouldn't find the gold. Dig, baby, DIG!!"
 
2014-05-18 02:48:33 PM
this is going to confuse the hell out of some future archeologist
 
2014-05-18 02:48:54 PM
Good ol` CBS News... where a staircase is 'sort'of a staircase'

WTF IS IT THEN YOU ASSHAT?!?
 
2014-05-18 02:49:15 PM
Does he own these, the owners paying him or is he randomly destroying caves?
 
2014-05-18 02:49:17 PM
He swears that someday, someday he will get out of that cave and travel to a magical, far-away place where the sun is always shining and the air smells like warm root beer and the towels are oh so fluffy, where the shriners and the lepers play their ukuleles all day long, and anyone on the street will gladly shave your back for a nickel.
 
2014-05-18 02:51:20 PM
I can dig it.
 
2014-05-18 02:54:54 PM
"You wouldn't use that word 'obsessed.' You know, when you're doing something you love and are drawn to it, you want to do it all the time."

Isn't that the definition of "obsessed"?
 
2014-05-18 02:57:55 PM
We should hire him to finish the tunnel here in Seattle. fark Bertha.
 
2014-05-18 02:59:03 PM
aren't there pills to treat this kind of mental illness?
 
2014-05-18 02:59:40 PM

ArcadianRefugee: "You wouldn't use that word 'obsessed.' You know, when you're doing something you love and are drawn to it, you want to do it all the time."

Isn't that the definition of "obsessed"?


Because "obsessed" has an negative connotation, like the term "addiction" even though in their literal meanings they are neutral terms. That's what he's driving at. Yes, he's obsessed but his obsession is not a problem either for him or for other people.
 
2014-05-18 03:01:07 PM

uttertosh: the guy


voicing the video


kept on


making pauses for


no real reason when he was talking. It made


my mind bleed from


the stupid.


Agreed. It was like listening to "This American Life."

Because every few words

you need to pause

for consideration.
 
2014-05-18 03:13:23 PM

CipollinaFan: Cave digger, when you dig my cave, can you make it shallow so that I can feel the rain?


Yours is in York, Pennsylvania.
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2014-05-18 03:18:20 PM

Hilary T. N. Seuss: He swears that someday, someday he will get out of that cave and travel to a magical, far-away place where the sun is always shining and the air smells like warm root beer and the towels are oh so fluffy, where the shriners and the lepers play their ukuleles all day long, and anyone on the street will gladly shave your back for a nickel.


Wakka wakka doo foo YEAH!
 
2014-05-18 03:23:12 PM

433: Wasn't this guy trying to sell it, or sell spaces in it?


The realtor sure is, but the guy with the tools only charges 12/hr for his labor... which is probably a lot of hours but not as capitalistic as the realtor who is not sharing revenue with the carver. Granted the article did not include whatever paperwork or contracts are involved in the carver being paid, just that he only charges for labor.
 
2014-05-18 03:29:25 PM

Old Man Winter: Does he own these, the owners paying him or is he randomly destroying caves?


Destroying? WTF is wrong with you?
He's a legend in that area and very well respected. I'm sorry to see this go mainstream.
 
2014-05-18 03:32:42 PM
Wonder how he keeps the creepers out.
 
2014-05-18 03:37:50 PM

Agent Smiths Laugh: Wonder how he keeps the creepers out.



this whole state is full of creepers.
 
2014-05-18 03:39:44 PM

soporific: I get that reference.


Cap'n I presume.
 
2014-05-18 03:42:45 PM
Usually when you find yourself digging a hole, the first thing to do is stop digging. This guy started decorating.

To rip off Christopher Titus: "if you strive to be normal, the crowd will accept you. If you're crazy, the crowd might make you their leader."
 
2014-05-18 03:59:57 PM

ApocoLypstick: Agent Smiths Laugh: Wonder how he keeps the creepers out.


this whole state is full of creepers.


Sounds like envy to me.
 
2014-05-18 04:17:06 PM

Bungles: Well this is going to totally twist the inferred histories of 2014 by archeologists in 2000 years time.


It will be solved in the Motel of the Mysteries.
 
2014-05-18 04:19:26 PM

Hilary T. N. Seuss: He swears that someday, someday he will get out of that cave and travel to a magical, far-away place where the sun is always shining and the air smells like warm root beer and the towels are oh so fluffy, where the shriners and the lepers play their ukuleles all day long, and anyone on the street will gladly shave your back for a nickel.


Away from the sleestaks?
 
2014-05-18 04:25:31 PM

worlddan: ApocoLypstick: Agent Smiths Laugh: Wonder how he keeps the creepers out.


this whole state is full of creepers.

Sounds like envy to me.


envious of what? I live here.
 
2014-05-18 04:42:48 PM

JoieD'Zen: Old Man Winter: Does he own these, the owners paying him or is he randomly destroying caves?

Destroying? WTF is wrong with you?
He's a legend in that area and very well respected. I'm sorry to see this go mainstream.


I had the impression he was digging the caves out himself.   In which case I thought it was incredible.   You mean he's just carving up existing caves?   Still kinda cool but a little less so.
 
2014-05-18 04:44:02 PM
All underground diggers should carry a bicycle pump for self defense.
 
2014-05-18 04:50:49 PM
I realize this is Fark, but I'm not even going to attempt a funny or negatory comment because that guy is amazing. How cool would that be to have him make one of those caves. So cool!!!
 
2014-05-18 04:51:06 PM

That Guy What Stole the Bacon: uttertosh: the guy


voicing the video


kept on


making pauses for


no real reason when he was talking. It made


my mind bleed from


the stupid.

Agreed. It was like listening to "This American Life."

Because every few words

you need to pause

for consideration.


farking


ridiculous


man.
 
2014-05-18 05:34:30 PM

ApocoLypstick: worlddan: ApocoLypstick: Agent Smiths Laugh: Wonder how he keeps the creepers out.


this whole state is full of creepers.

Sounds like envy to me.

envious of what? I live here.


Oh, so you're admitting to be a creeper. OK. I thought you were just envious of them.
 
2014-05-18 06:21:08 PM
I would not value those homes at what the sellers are asking until I saw what happened to the interiors after a heavy rain.

/building codes? we don't need no stinkin building codes!
 
2014-05-18 08:11:23 PM
What a maroon
 
2014-05-18 08:35:27 PM

worlddan: ArcadianRefugee: "You wouldn't use that word 'obsessed.' You know, when you're doing something you love and are drawn to it, you want to do it all the time."

Isn't that the definition of "obsessed"?

Because "obsessed" has an negative connotation, like the term "addiction" even though in their literal meanings they are neutral terms. That's what he's driving at. Yes, he's obsessed but his obsession is not a problem either for him or for other people.


Meh. So he's obsessed. If people want to place a negative connotation on it, that's their thing; not a damned thing one can do about it.

"Moron", "idiot", etc, once meant something specific but took on "negative connotations" (in their cases, being used as insults, for example). And so they changed to "retarded" ... which also took on negative connotations in the same way. And so on.

Suck it up, embrace the term, and move on; we all have our little obsessions and yet we all live normal lives.

/for hyperbolic definitions of "all"
 
2014-05-18 09:08:45 PM

ArcadianRefugee: worlddan: ArcadianRefugee: "You wouldn't use that word 'obsessed.' You know, when you're doing something you love and are drawn to it, you want to do it all the time."

Isn't that the definition of "obsessed"?

Because "obsessed" has an negative connotation, like the term "addiction" even though in their literal meanings they are neutral terms. That's what he's driving at. Yes, he's obsessed but his obsession is not a problem either for him or for other people.

Meh. So he's obsessed. If people want to place a negative connotation on it, that's their thing; not a damned thing one can do about it.

"Moron", "idiot", etc, once meant something specific but took on "negative connotations" (in their cases, being used as insults, for example). And so they changed to "retarded" ... which also took on negative connotations in the same way. And so on.

Suck it up, embrace the term, and move on; we all have our little obsessions and yet we all live normal lives.

/for hyperbolic definitions of "all"


How is he 'obsessed'?
He is driven to create spaces that many can enjoy and he feels a deep sense of peace while doing this.
Is society so f*cked up that people cannot understand or appreciate this?
Well goddamn, he's not spending time in a cubicle, kissing ass and making money for a corporation so something is wrong with him?
 
2014-05-18 09:49:13 PM

ApocoLypstick: Agent Smiths Laugh: Wonder how he keeps the creepers out.


this whole state is full of creepers.


SSSssssssss    *BOOM*
 
2014-05-19 07:33:13 AM
So basically Minecraft with cardio...
 
2014-05-19 07:50:25 AM
THat one with the tree in the middle only took him a month? Must be easy to dig in that stuff.
 
2014-05-19 09:56:49 AM
Let's all hope he doesn't run into Hassan.
 
2014-05-19 01:55:38 PM
Total creeper.
 
2014-05-19 05:08:04 PM
"Do you think you're obsessed with cave digging?" asked Cowan.

"Would you call a child being obsessed with play?" replied Paulette. "You wouldn't use that word 'obsessed.' You know, when you're doing something you love and are drawn to it, you want to do it all the time."

So, yes, in other words.
 
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