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(BBC)   "From my plane, I saw the massive mudslides." "Over Macho Grande?" "No, I don't think I'll ever get over Macho Grande. It was Machu Picchu"   ( divider line
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2004-04-10 01:24:07 PM  
Classic headline.

BTW, the Gods can get them out of this. You know, the old-fashioned way. They already have the altar, and in a crowd of 1500, I'd think you could find at least one virgin.

/must have been something morbid in the beer last night, I keep replying to the disaster threads today
2004-04-10 01:30:56 PM  
Hehe. Awesome headline.

/Excuse me, I speak jive.
2004-04-10 01:33:13 PM  
2004-04-10 02:36:53 PM  
/got it once mikemir helped me out
2004-04-10 02:48:52 PM  

Another $5 well-spent.
2004-04-10 03:51:14 PM  
Surely, you can't be serious.
2004-04-10 04:14:27 PM  
I am serious, and don't call me surely.
2004-04-10 06:06:35 PM  
I love that gag- never gets old.
2004-04-10 06:07:48 PM  
Ever been in a Turkish prison, Jimmy?
2004-04-10 07:50:56 PM  
You know, the ironic thing was that just a few months ago a couple of engineers were warning something like this might happen. As I recall, they were saying that the area needed to either reinforce the trails leading to the city or limit tourists because the wear/tear on the mountain trails was leading to serious erosion.
2004-04-10 07:50:57 PM  
"So, Timmy, Do you like gladiator movies?"
2004-04-10 07:51:22 PM  
"Surely, you can't be serious."

"I am serious . . . and don't call me Shirley."
2004-04-10 07:51:37 PM  
Joey, do you like movies about gladiators?
2004-04-10 07:52:21 PM  
I studied abroad and became a cunning linguist.
2004-04-10 07:53:35 PM  
I haven't felt this bad since we saw that Ronald Reagan film.
2004-04-10 07:55:04 PM  
JOEY people, JOEY!

/movie geek
2004-04-10 07:56:13 PM  
"looks like I picked the wrong week to quit sniffing glue..."
2004-04-10 07:56:20 PM  
"You ever seen a grown man naked? "
2004-04-10 07:57:13 PM  
"The people died when an avalanche of rock and mud destroyed their homes in the town of Aguas Calientes, where one of the landslides occurred."

Looks like them folks wuz in Hot Water!

2004-04-10 07:58:08 PM  
Witness: "I flew with Striker during the war. I'll never forget the night we bombed Macho Grande. Striker was the squadron leader. He brought us in real low. But he couldn't handle it."
Lawyer: "Buddy couldn't handle it? Was Buddy one of your crew?"
Witness: "Right. Buddy was the bombardier. But it was Striker who couldn't handle it. And he went to pieces."
Lawyer: "Andy went to pieces?"
Witness: "NO! Andy was the navigator, he was all right. Buddy went to pieces. It was awful how he came unglued."
Lawyer: "Howie came unglued?"
Witness: "Oh no, Howie was a rock. The best tail gunner in the outfit. Buddy came unglued."
Lawyer: "And he bailed out?"
Witness: "No, Andy hung tough. Buddy bailed out. How we survived was a miracle."
Lawyer: "Then Howie survived?"
Witness: "No 'fraid not. We lost Howie the next day."
Lawyer: "Over Macho Grande?"
Witness: "No I don't think I'll ever get over Macho Grande!"
2004-04-10 07:58:12 PM  
Alejandro Toledo - cool name.
2004-04-10 08:01:16 PM  
Ive been to Machu Picchu. To get there you have to take the train from Cuzco (around 3 hours I think) and then take a bus up to the ruins. The road up to the ruins is EXTREMELY dangerous and is basically just a series of switch-backs. If youve never been to the Andes then it is difficult for you to actually comprehend the steepness of the mountains there. The mountains look rounded because of the foliage, but dont be deceived. If you look at the peak in the picure in the article that is about average steepness for the mountains around Machu Picchu. One slip and your gone, no chance of stopping. A mud slide would definately be able to cut off transportation for days between Machu Picchu and Cuzco. However, it is one of the coolest places to see on the planet.
2004-04-10 08:03:25 PM  
If they would just build the tram, they wouldn't have these problems.

But then they'd have trouble with low-flying Marines...
2004-04-10 08:07:12 PM  
*...Jim never has a second cup of coffe at home...**
wil [TotalFark]
2004-04-10 08:08:48 PM  
"That was the best headline I've ever read on Fark."

"Fark? What is it?"

"It's not news, but that's not important right now."
2004-04-10 08:12:27 PM  
Ha! I was thinking it was Three Amigos for some reason. I could even hear Chevy Chase saying the line in response to Martin Short.

/going senile
2004-04-10 08:14:06 PM  
"When Kramer hears about this, the shiat's gonna hit the fan.."

2004-04-10 08:14:18 PM  
Looks like they picked the wrong day to go senile!
2004-04-10 08:15:06 PM  
Given my Fark name, I feel obligated to make a post in this thread.

"Excuse me stewardess, I speak Jive."

/twenty some odd years later, still without a doubt the funniest damn movie ever made.
2004-04-10 08:15:39 PM  
Come on people! I'm still waiting for the ubiquitous "Pown3d!!!" picture.........
2004-04-10 08:23:26 PM  
Rentals of "Airplane" are going to soar today I'm sure. I'm getting the hankerin to watch it again.

I remember everything. All I have are memories. Mostly, I remember the nights when we were together. I remember how you used to hold me and... how I used to sit on your face and wiggle and...
2004-04-10 08:25:04 PM  
Way to keep the quoters in line!
2004-04-10 08:27:51 PM  
What's your vector , Victor?
2004-04-10 08:28:51 PM  
people want to believe Machu Pichu is some holy place..but it was just a summer home for the ruling class.
2004-04-10 08:31:48 PM  
i submitted this with a headline.earlier. that wasnt as funny.
kudos poster.. u win this round
2004-04-10 08:37:17 PM  
One of my favorite scenes:


Joey: Wait a minute. I know you. You're Kareem Abdul-Jabar. You play basketball for the Los Angeles Lakers.

Roger Murdock: I'm sorry son, but you must have me confused with someone else. My name is Roger Murdock. I'm the co-pilot.

Joey: You are Kareem. I've seen you play. My dad's got season tickets.

Roger Murdock: I think you should go back to your seat now Joey. Right Clarence?

Captain Oveur: Nahhhhhh, he's not bothering anyone, let him stay here.

Roger Murdock: But just remember, my name is ROGER MURDOCK. I'm an airline pilot.

Joey: I think you're the greatest, but my dad says you don't work hard enough on defense. And he says that lots of times, you don't even run down court. And that you don't really try... except during the playoffs.

Roger Murdock: The hell I don't. LISTEN KID. I've been hearing that crap ever since I was at UCLA. I'm out there busting my buns every night. Tell your old man to drag Walton and Lanier up and down the court for 48 minutes.
2004-04-10 08:37:50 PM  
[but it was just a summer home for the ruling class.]

Kinda like the martha's vineyard of ancient peru?
2004-04-10 08:41:02 PM  
[image from too old to be available]
2004-04-10 08:48:45 PM  
Ted: "It's an entirely different kind of flying altogether."
Doc and Elaine: "It's an entirely different kind of flying."

Great headline.
2004-04-10 08:51:55 PM  
Holy Toledo!
2004-04-10 08:55:07 PM  
My dad has a home in Aguas Caliente, and I have some friends there. I'm pretty sure they're fine, they don't live that close to where the damage seems to have occurred, but I'm going to try and call them to make sure. I think this is the first Fark story that has actually caused me to freak out.

Oh and tarvus, while you're right that Machu Pichu was a home for the ruling class, it still has some spritual significance. My father would be able to explain it a lot better than I can, but things such as the structure of the buildings in relation to astrological occurrences, such as the solstices, and ceremonial spots still exist. The surrounding mountains are also pretty important in this regard, as climbing them is still regarded as embarking on a spiritual journey.
2004-04-10 08:59:27 PM  
That was when my drinking problem started [splash]
Looks like i picked the wrong day to stop sniffin glue.
2004-04-10 09:02:17 PM  
Machu Picchu?

[image from too old to be available]
2004-04-10 09:27:21 PM  
Airplane II I think is better than the first:

Pilot: Striker was the squadron leader. He brought us in real low. But he couldn't handle it.
Prosecutor: Buddy couldn't handle it? Was Buddy one of your crew?
Pilot: Right. Buddy was the bombardier. But it was Striker who couldn't handle it, and he went to pieces.
Prosecutor: *Andy* went to pieces?
Pilot: No. Andy was the navigator. He was all right. Buddy went to pieces. It was awful how he came unglued.
Prosecutor: *Howie* came unglued?
Pilot: Oh, no. Howie was a rock, the best tailgunner in the outfit. Buddy came unglued.
Prosecutor: And he bailed out?
Pilot: No. Andy hung tough. Buddy bailed out. How he survived, it was a miracle.
Prosecutor: Then Howie survived?
Pilot: No, 'fraid not. We lost Howie the next day.

I pissed my pants over that little exchange.

Then the all time classic William Shatner:

Buck Murdock: Oh, cut the bleeding heart crap, will ya? We've all got our switches, lights, and knobs to deal with, Striker. I mean, down here there are literally hundreds and thousands of blinking, beeping, and flashing lights, blinking and beeping and flashing - they're *flashing* and they're *beeping*. I can't stand it anymore! They're *blinking* and *beeping* and *flashing*! Why doesn't somebody pull the plug!
2004-04-10 09:28:24 PM  
"We've got to get these people to a hospital!"

"A hospital, doctor? What is it?"

"It's a big building with patients, but that's not important right now!"

I could go on and on...
2004-04-10 09:36:10 PM  
"I like my coffee black. Like my men."
2004-04-10 09:42:09 PM  
Male announcer: The white zone is for immediate loading and unloading of passengers only. There is no stopping in a red zone.
Female announcer: The white zone is for immediate loading and unloading of passengers only. There is no stopping in a red zone.
Male announcer: The red zone is for immediate loading and unloading of passengers only. There is no stopping in a white zone.
Female announcer: No, the white zone is for loading. Now, there is no stopping in a RED zone.
Male announcer: The red zone has always been for loading.
Female announcer: Don't you tell me which zone is for loading, and which zone is for unloading.
Male announcer: Look Betty, don't start up with your white zone shiat again.
male announcer: There's just no stopping in a white zone.
Female announcer: Oh really, Vernon? Why pretend, we both know perfectly well what this is about. You want me to have an abortion.
Male announcer: It's really the only sensible thing to do, if its done safely. Therapeutically there's no danger involved.
2004-04-10 09:44:00 PM  

"What can you make of this, Johnny?"

"Oh, I could make a hat, or a broche, or..."
2004-04-10 09:46:48 PM  
Dont forget the timeless wisdom of the Jive dudes:

First Jive Dude: shiat man, that honky mus' be messin' my old lady... got to be runnin' cold upside down his head. You know?
Second Jive Dude: Hey home, I can dig it. You know he ain't gonna lay no mo' big rap up on you man.
First Jive Dude: I say hey sky, s'other s'ay I wan say?
Second Jive Dude: UH...
First Jive Dude: Pray to J I get the same ol' same ol'.
Second Jive Dude: Eh. Yo knock yourself a pro slick, gray matter live performas down now take TCB'in man.
First Jive Dude: Hey, you know what they say... See a broad, to get that booty yak 'em.
First Jive Dude, Second Jive Dude: Leg 'er down 'n smack 'em yak 'em
First Jive Dude: Cold got to be. You know? shiat.
2004-04-10 09:46:52 PM  
Sinistar I agree, the sequel was highly underrated. 'Been searching for for an online script for an hour now, but no luck.

Danger: Vacuum
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