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(Guardian)   Restoration work on Notre Dame cathedral ready to start after safety work completed, Quasimodo relocated   (theguardian.com) divider line
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2021-09-18 12:53:17 PM  
They should've torn it all down and put up a Freedom Tower™, man.
 
2021-09-18 12:56:39 PM  
Any hunches when Quasi will be back?
 
2021-09-18 12:56:51 PM  
...I don't know, but his FACE sure rings a bell!
 
2021-09-18 1:00:07 PM  
'This is not a repeat from every decade ever'
 
2021-09-18 1:01:20 PM  
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2021-09-18 1:03:05 PM  
I don't remember his name...
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...but his face sure rings a bell...
 
2021-09-18 1:05:56 PM  
Hey, remember when organizations and rich people the world over suddenly had millions upon millions to throw at this church, but somehow they never have enough money to help actual people?
 
2021-09-18 1:07:34 PM  
Maybe this time they can install a fire suppression system.
 
2021-09-18 1:13:44 PM  

austerity101: Hey, remember when organizations and rich people the world over suddenly had millions upon millions to throw at this church, but somehow they never have enough money to help actual people?


Have you met actual people? By and large, they suck.
 
2021-09-18 1:15:01 PM  

austerity101: Hey, remember when organizations and rich people the world over suddenly had millions upon millions to throw at this church, but somehow they never have enough money to help actual people?


Do you go around asking squirrels why the haven't cured cancer?
 
2021-09-18 1:15:03 PM  
Just think how much time and effort could have been saved had they just followed this advice:

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/extreme sarcasm
 
2021-09-18 1:18:34 PM  
That was April 2019?! The time prolongation effect of the Trump years is for real. You could say 1979 and it would be somewhat believable.
 
2021-09-18 1:25:15 PM  

chitownmike: austerity101: Hey, remember when organizations and rich people the world over suddenly had millions upon millions to throw at this church, but somehow they never have enough money to help actual people?

Do you go around asking squirrels why the haven't cured cancer?


I speak chipmunk. Trust me, you do NOT want to speak to a squirrel in the wrong language.
 
2021-09-18 1:28:37 PM  

austerity101: Hey, remember when organizations and rich people the world over suddenly had millions upon millions to throw at this church, but somehow they never have enough money to help actual people?


Yeah.  I also remember how not one of those super billionaires ever handed over one red cent.
 
2021-09-18 1:29:39 PM  
Good. It's a beautiful cathedral.
 
2021-09-18 1:42:38 PM  

chitownmike: austerity101: Hey, remember when organizations and rich people the world over suddenly had millions upon millions to throw at this church, but somehow they never have enough money to help actual people?

Do you go around asking squirrels why the haven't cured cancer?


Do you go around making pointless comments?

Wait, I already know the answer to this.
 
2021-09-18 1:44:58 PM  
Came for the water bombing ... will need the rakes to clean it all up and the paper towels to sop up the rest.
 
2021-09-18 1:56:52 PM  
Maybe my favorite Fark headline ever.
"Notre Dame Elects New Pope"
/or something like that
 
2021-09-18 2:07:38 PM  

buster_v: austerity101: Hey, remember when organizations and rich people the world over suddenly had millions upon millions to throw at this church, but somehow they never have enough money to help actual people?

Yeah.  I also remember how not one of those super billionaires ever handed over one red cent.


You can't possibly know that...
 
2021-09-18 2:14:42 PM  
Glad that they located Quasimodo again. I was worried when he disappeared!
 
2021-09-18 2:29:10 PM  

ImpendingCynic: chitownmike: austerity101: Hey, remember when organizations and rich people the world over suddenly had millions upon millions to throw at this church, but somehow they never have enough money to help actual people?

Do you go around asking squirrels why the haven't cured cancer?

I speak chipmunk. Trust me, you do NOT want to speak to a squirrel in the wrong language.


We found Ross Badgasdarian Jr. 's FARK account!
 
2021-09-18 2:39:22 PM  

OtherLittleGuy: ImpendingCynic: I speak chipmunk. Trust me, you do NOT want to speak to a squirrel in the wrong language.

We found Ross Badgasdarian Jr. 's FARK account!


or maybe, Kronk.

/squeak-squeak ... squeaken
 
2021-09-18 2:40:08 PM  
Glad we have our priorities right.  Save useless cult building, check.  Fix poverty, homelessness and famine, not now.

/ But we'll gladly take our 10%, cause Jesus loves you
 
2021-09-18 2:43:19 PM  

sdd2000: Just think how much time and effort could have been saved had they just followed this advice:

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/extreme sarcasm


So many examples of absolute, shameless, complete and utter stupidity I've blocked out.
 
2021-09-18 2:49:11 PM  

timnlay: Glad we have our priorities right.  Save useless cult building, check.  Fix poverty, homelessness and famine, not now.

/ But we'll gladly take our 10%, cause Jesus loves you


It's France dude, relax. The cathedral is a beautiful example of medieval construction. I'm pretty much an agnostic, but I love medieval architecture, especially cathedrals, and I can separate it from the heinous aspects of the church.
 
2021-09-18 3:16:59 PM  
They should have it let burn. Religion is a pox on the world.
 
2021-09-18 3:40:51 PM  
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"Why was I not made of stone, like thee?"
 
2021-09-18 3:44:39 PM  
France is gonna be pissed when they find out the US and Australia made a deal, and are rebuilding a new cathedral.
 
2021-09-18 3:53:58 PM  
Quasimido's mom brings home a giant wok.
Q; great mom, I love Chinese food
mom; nah, I just wanna use it to iron your shirts
 
2021-09-18 5:23:56 PM  
Maybe help them out by flying a couple of C17s full of wood and bricks and air dropping it on the 'construction' site.
 
2021-09-18 5:27:49 PM  

austerity101: chitownmike: austerity101: Hey, remember when organizations and rich people the world over suddenly had millions upon millions to throw at this church, but somehow they never have enough money to help actual people?

Do you go around asking squirrels why the haven't cured cancer?

Do you go around making pointless comments?

Wait, I already know the answer to this.


Well, you definitely do.

Hint: who owns Notre Dame?
 
2021-09-18 5:48:20 PM  

berylman: That was April 2019?! The time prolongation effect of the Trump years is for real. You could say 1979 and it would be somewhat believable.


I came across some documents dated January 2020 the other day. At first I thought to my self, "oh, something from 3, maybe 4 years ago?"
 
2021-09-18 5:54:37 PM  

timnlay: Glad we have our priorities right.  Save useless cult building, check.  Fix poverty, homelessness and famine, not now.

/ But we'll gladly take our 10%, cause Jesus loves you


It's the most visited monument in France and Europe. The tourist jobs and tax revenues that the cathedral generate likely justify pouring hundreds of millions of not billions into getting it open ASAP.
 
2021-09-18 6:09:10 PM  

Jake Havechek: Good. It's a beautiful cathedral.


Stunningly beautiful. I hope that the restoration includes some way to stop gormless tourists from climbing up behind the presbytery during mass.
 
2021-09-18 6:29:19 PM  

Jake Havechek: timnlay: Glad we have our priorities right.  Save useless cult building, check.  Fix poverty, homelessness and famine, not now.

/ But we'll gladly take our 10%, cause Jesus loves you

It's France dude, relax. The cathedral is a beautiful example of medieval construction. I'm pretty much an agnostic, but I love medieval architecture, especially cathedrals, and I can separate it from the heinous aspects of the church.


Yeah, but it still smells like Paris.
 
2021-09-18 6:57:21 PM  

timnlay: Glad we have our priorities right.  Save useless cult building, check.  Fix poverty, homelessness and famine, not now.

/ But we'll gladly take our 10%, cause Jesus loves you


Oh look, this comment again.
 
2021-09-18 7:52:24 PM  

Abe Vigoda's Ghost: France is gonna be pissed when they find out the US and Australia made a deal, and are rebuilding a new cathedral.


How can you REbuild a NEW cathedral?
 
2021-09-18 7:53:57 PM  

ISmartAllMyOwnPosts: austerity101: chitownmike: austerity101: Hey, remember when organizations and rich people the world over suddenly had millions upon millions to throw at this church, but somehow they never have enough money to help actual people?

Do you go around asking squirrels why the haven't cured cancer?

Do you go around making pointless comments?

Wait, I already know the answer to this.

Well, you definitely do.

Hint: who owns Notre Dame?


Stanford, most seasons!
 
2021-09-18 8:52:45 PM  

skybird659: Abe Vigoda's Ghost: France is gonna be pissed when they find out the US and Australia made a deal, and are rebuilding a new cathedral.

How can you REbuild a NEW cathedral?


Find an old cathedral and rebuild it?
 
2021-09-18 8:54:29 PM  

ISmartAllMyOwnPosts: austerity101: chitownmike: austerity101: Hey, remember when organizations and rich people the world over suddenly had millions upon millions to throw at this church, but somehow they never have enough money to help actual people?

Do you go around asking squirrels why the haven't cured cancer?

Do you go around making pointless comments?

Wait, I already know the answer to this.

Well, you definitely do.

Hint: who owns Notre Dame?


Most people (Americans) don't know that the French government owns Notre Dame.
 
2021-09-18 10:24:43 PM  

Abe Vigoda's Ghost: skybird659: Abe Vigoda's Ghost: France is gonna be pissed when they find out the US and Australia made a deal, and are rebuilding a new cathedral.

How can you REbuild a NEW cathedral?

Find an old cathedral and rebuild it?


Then you have a rebuilt cathedral. A new cathedral starts from scratch. Splitting semantics, I know, but I've done rebuilds, repairs, refurbishes and 2 new built houses. What the fark, just a little (ok, VERY little) humor. Fark on, Abe, I loved Fish. Wojohowitz was my fav tho.
 
2021-09-18 10:37:15 PM  

skybird659: Abe Vigoda's Ghost: France is gonna be pissed when they find out the US and Australia made a deal, and are rebuilding a new cathedral.

How can you REbuild a NEW cathedral?


Duh, time masheeen!
 
2021-09-18 11:24:58 PM  

lurkey: skybird659: Abe Vigoda's Ghost: France is gonna be pissed when they find out the US and Australia made a deal, and are rebuilding a new cathedral.

How can you REbuild a NEW cathedral?

Duh, time masheeen!


D'oh! Of course! Sorry, momentary (pot induced) brain fart!
 
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