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2020-10-22 2:27:16 PM  
Cool. The retail space lost will be more than made up with the publicity and extra visitors who come to see the remains.

You'd have thought the cameraman could have had a polarised filter to make the ruins easier to see.
 
2020-10-22 3:46:59 PM  
Is it cursed and haunted with ghosts?
 
2020-10-22 5:51:37 PM  
Im concerned that the whiskey goblins will be able to pass through the glass, escape the store and wander the town molesting pets.
 
2020-10-22 5:55:06 PM  

dothemath: Im concerned that the whiskey goblins will be able to pass through the glass, escape the store and wander the town molesting pets.


Wrong country.
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2020-10-22 5:55:43 PM  
Viking ghosts in the booze isle

/Probably not after the bud light
 
2020-10-22 5:57:44 PM  
Sources say the newly-unearthed remains will be respectfully showcased in the Beer & Wine fridge, artfully placed between Guinness and the rest of the World's beer...
 
2020-10-22 5:58:33 PM  
that is farking cool
 
2020-10-22 5:59:11 PM  
I like the part about being decendents of Vikings, with the implied "we're badasses"
 
2020-10-22 5:59:25 PM  

kdawg7736: Is it cursed and haunted with ghosts?


Isn't all of Ireland?
 
2020-10-22 6:01:51 PM  
very very cool
 
2020-10-22 6:06:51 PM  
As it's basically a one-sentence story with no meaningful content other than through watching the associated video, how about putting the "Video" tag on this one so that those who can't/won't/don't watch videos can skip right over this link?
 
2020-10-22 6:07:58 PM  
I haven't been to the grocery store since in around 9 months.

One time I was there, the store was being remodeled, and I found myself talking to an incredibly amazing beautiful young blond lady, over by where the toothpaste used to be. We were both confused as to where the products we were looking for had been moved to.

She had those just over knee high, high heel boots on, with a short skirt, and holy moses, was that a good look for her. A few minutes later, I saw her again, and she let me know where they moved the toothpaste to, with a breezy laugh and a smile.

It's not like I think about her much, or ever, but holy cow, those boots.  Dang.  Sigh.
 
2020-10-22 6:08:02 PM  
Supermarket built above thousand year old ruins shows the correct way to respect the site

So a supermarket is built over a thousand year old?  And ruins shows the correct way?  What's the correct way to ruin shows?  And how does that respect the site?  And who is this thousand year old?  More questions than answers here.
 
2020-10-22 6:10:37 PM  

Abox: Supermarket built above thousand year old ruins shows the correct way to respect the site

So a supermarket is built over a thousand year old?  And ruins shows the correct way?  What's the correct way to ruin shows?  And how does that respect the site?  And who is this thousand year old?  More questions than answers here.


Are you Microsoft's first failed attempt at a gaming console?  You know, with their 24th attempt being a success and all?
 
2020-10-22 6:13:14 PM  
I'm pretty sure the Minnesota Vikings live there. I keep hearing about how they are in the basement.
 
2020-10-22 6:14:01 PM  
Where in Ireland are there not 1000 year old ruins?

They're still living in 1000 year old buildings. On 1000 year old foundations anyhow.
 
2020-10-22 6:14:35 PM  

kdawg7736: Is it cursed and haunted with ghosts?


Of course it's cursed, it's in Ireland.
 
2020-10-22 6:15:38 PM  
If you go to the Viking museum in York, they have a guy shiatting and a pair of farking feet in a doorway.  About the right amount of proper respect.
 
2020-10-22 6:16:57 PM  
Way cool. It'd be nice if things found in the future get the same respect.
 
2020-10-22 6:17:28 PM  

The knight who says EkiEkiPoontang: Where in Ireland are there not 1000 year old ruins?

They're still living in 1000 year old buildings. On 1000 year old foundations anyhow.


You do realize that Ireland is not perpetually stuck in a BBC4 comedy sitcom about the life of Strongbow, right?  That they have electricity, running water, and the Internet?
 
2020-10-22 6:20:52 PM  
How's their pressed ham?
 
2020-10-22 6:21:18 PM  
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/Spar is a chain of supermarkets in Europe
 
2020-10-22 6:21:51 PM  

Somaticasual: Sources say the newly-unearthed remains will be respectfully showcased in the Beer & Wine fridge, artfully placed between Guinness and the rest of the World's beer...


As someone who is thinking about digging a small sub basement for my kegs... I'm not entirely against the idea.
 
2020-10-22 6:22:35 PM  

phalamir: If you go to the Viking museum in York, they have a guy shiatting and a pair of farking feet in a doorway.  About the right amount of proper respect.


No. Sorry. That was me. It's not part of the exhibit.
 
2020-10-22 6:23:03 PM  
That's cool as fark. And a great promotion for the supermarket.
 
2020-10-22 6:25:07 PM  
The Clash - Lost in the Supermarket (Official Audio)
Youtube hZw23sWlyG0
 
2020-10-22 6:29:49 PM  
Abox: So a supermarket is built over a thousand year old?  And ruins shows the correct way?  What's the correct way to ruin shows?  And how does that respect the site?  And who is this thousand year old?  More questions than answers here.

Yeah, and I'm not an archeologist, but I'm pretty sure if you dig far enough, you can find 1000 year old ruins anywhere.  In fact, all water was at one time urine, and yet we still drink it.
 
2020-10-22 6:30:22 PM  
It's Lidl, so next they will offer a trebuchet kit of dubious quality for $99 USD.
 
2020-10-22 6:30:54 PM  

Somaticasual: Sources say the newly-unearthed remains will be respectfully showcased in the Beer & Wine fridge, artfully placed between Guinness and the rest of the World's beer...


If that's not an Irish blessing I don't know what is!
 
2020-10-22 6:32:01 PM  
What a supermarket built on ancient Canadian holy site looks like:

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2020-10-22 6:33:40 PM  
If that store is an accurate representation of all Lidl stores, then Lidl is much nicer than Aldi. Every Aldi I've been in, from California to Florida, is a sh*thole. How is there even a competition between the two chains?
 
2020-10-22 6:34:35 PM  
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Shop smart.  Shop S-Mart.
 
2020-10-22 6:35:44 PM  

Pert: phalamir: If you go to the Viking museum in York, they have a guy shiatting and a pair of farking feet in a doorway.  About the right amount of proper respect.

No. Sorry. That was me. It's not part of the exhibit.


In all seriousness there is an animatronic old dude straining for all he's worth, complete with grunts and "appropriate" odor.  And two pairs of animatronic feet going at it while a little dog watches - that one was sans noises, but more amusing.
 
2020-10-22 6:44:55 PM  
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2020-10-22 6:46:04 PM  
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2020-10-22 6:58:27 PM  
Hah, we're America. We just blow every damn thing up, if it won't make someone rich richer.

Cool, Ireland.
 
2020-10-22 6:59:07 PM  

Fara Clark: I like the part about being decendents of Vikings, with the implied "we're badasses"


you'll never see a Viking use a coupon. uber cool.
 
2020-10-22 7:03:41 PM  
TL:DR
 
2020-10-22 7:12:33 PM  

phalamir: If you go to the Viking museum in York, they have a guy shiatting and a pair of farking feet in a doorway.  About the right amount of proper respect.


Funny you should mention York, because my first thought when watching TFV was of the Jewbury Cemetery, discovered when they were building a Sainsbury's.

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2020-10-22 7:17:42 PM  

Carter Pewterschmidt: Cool. The retail space lost will be more than made up with the publicity and extra visitors who come to see the remains.

You'd have thought the cameraman could have had a polarised filter to make the ruins easier to see.


The cameraman who knows that stuff wanted to actually get paid...

The cameraman they did get...
...well er...
...we're lucky he pushed the correct button, and we got any footage at all.
 
2020-10-22 7:19:57 PM  

Abox: Supermarket built above thousand year old ruins shows the correct way to respect the site

So a supermarket is built over a thousand year old?  And ruins shows the correct way?  What's the correct way to ruin shows?  And how does that respect the site?  And who is this thousand year old?  More questions than answers here.


I understand you're trying to be a smart ass, but I'm also pretty sure you're the only one taking issue with the grammar here.  There is no ambiguity as to what is meant by "thousand year old ruins" unless you interpret ruins and shows as two consecutive verbs, which makes no sense whatsoever.
 
2020-10-22 7:36:19 PM  

Ow! That was my feelings!: dothemath: Im concerned that the whiskey goblins will be able to pass through the glass, escape the store and wander the town molesting pets.

Wrong country.
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Now, if, say, you leave a bottle of akavit in aisle 3, and a kippered herring...
 
2020-10-22 7:50:19 PM  
now in 1000 years they'll find the 1000yo remains of a supermarket on the 2000yo remains of a house, and then build a teleportation site on it
 
2020-10-22 7:51:28 PM  
Something that crap americans would not do.
 
2020-10-22 8:12:32 PM  

Rezurok: Abox: Supermarket built above thousand year old ruins shows the correct way to respect the site

So a supermarket is built over a thousand year old?  And ruins shows the correct way?  What's the correct way to ruin shows?  And how does that respect the site?  And who is this thousand year old?  More questions than answers here.

I understand you're trying to be a smart ass, but I'm also pretty sure you're the only one taking issue with the grammar here.  There is no ambiguity as to what is meant by "thousand year old ruins" unless you interpret ruins and shows as two consecutive verbs, which makes no sense whatsoever.


I'm not taking issue with the grammar, I just read it weird and ran with what I thought was a humorous take.  They can't all be gems.
 
2020-10-22 8:20:06 PM  

kdawg7736: Is it cursed and haunted with ghosts?


This is why ghosts are bullshiat. The world is a graveyard. In any large, old city in the world such as London or Cairo or Rome or Beijing, you can't help but step on a spot where someone has died. If ghosts were real you'd be hip deep in them. Even then no matter where you're at, in the last 300,000 years (15,000+ years for the Americas) probably someone has died in the vicinity - including your house!

/boo!
 
2020-10-22 8:36:15 PM  
They can't get no privacy at their own residence.
 
2020-10-22 9:29:50 PM  

Abox: Rezurok: Abox: Supermarket built above thousand year old ruins shows the correct way to respect the site

So a supermarket is built over a thousand year old?  And ruins shows the correct way?  What's the correct way to ruin shows?  And how does that respect the site?  And who is this thousand year old?  More questions than answers here.

I understand you're trying to be a smart ass, but I'm also pretty sure you're the only one taking issue with the grammar here.  There is no ambiguity as to what is meant by "thousand year old ruins" unless you interpret ruins and shows as two consecutive verbs, which makes no sense whatsoever.

I'm not taking issue with the grammar, I just read it weird and ran with what I thought was a humorous take.  They can't all be gems.


Oh, I see now.  Been there myself, carry on.
 
2020-10-22 10:58:06 PM  

phalamir: Pert: phalamir: If you go to the Viking museum in York, they have a guy shiatting and a pair of farking feet in a doorway.  About the right amount of proper respect.

No. Sorry. That was me. It's not part of the exhibit.

In all seriousness there is an animatronic old dude straining for all he's worth, complete with grunts and "appropriate" odor.  And two pairs of animatronic feet going at it while a little dog watches - that one was sans noises, but more amusing.


Animatronics, gotcha. I thought you were talking about the Vikings museum in Minnesota
 
2020-10-23 12:41:53 AM  
Yeah ok I have to admit that that is very cool.
 
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