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C.G.B. Spender
02-08-2007, 07:30:02
I think the worst threads are accident threads, tabloid style. Plane crash in Peru kills 78.

Things like that will always happen. Sounds cynical, but I predict there will be more accidents and disasters soon.
The threads usually have posts like
"That's terrible" (of course accidents are terrible)
"OMG I wanted to fly to Peru in a month" (but obviously you're alive, sucker!)
"Doesn't XYZ live in south america?" (in a plane?)
"I blame the local authoritiers, because ..." (yeah, sure you know how to blame from your warm seat in front of your computer).

So what's the point? Bah, you tell me!

Funko
02-08-2007, 08:15:50
Because when accidents and big international incidents happen people want to talk to someone else about it, partly to reassure themselves that actually everything really is ok, or because they are worried for people they know. In the worst case they genuinely have some reason to worry about people. No-one really gives a shit about a plane crash in Peru, and it wouldn't get a thread about it, but when it's something in London or Reading or Rotterdam or New York or somewhere else where multiple posters live it becomes more significant.

With the London bombings last year people found out much more about what was going on from what other people in London were posting on messageboards etc. than they did from the media. What stations and roads were closed, where the police were evacuating, whether people they knew were ok. The nature of these things is that they are confusing, which is scary.

What I don't like is when it becomes political. Keep those blamethrowers unlit until the disaster is over.

Dyl Ulenspiegel
02-08-2007, 08:17:31
A propos

http://www.cnn.com/2007/US/08/01/bridge.collapse/index.html

nightmaresque

Funko
02-08-2007, 08:21:21
That was actually lead story on XFM Breakfast news this morning. I understand why it would be on TV, the pictures are spectacular.

C.G.B. Spender
02-08-2007, 08:25:55
Originally posted by Funko
With the London bombings last year people found out much more about what was going on from what other people in London were posting on messageboards etc. than they did from the media.
I think it's different if someone has relevant information about it.
And a bomb attack is not like an "ordinary" accident.

Funko
02-08-2007, 08:28:51
Ok.

C.G.B. Spender
02-08-2007, 08:30:54
Fine.
Damned, my shoes are killing me, I got another pair here in the office. Just a moment

Drekkus
02-08-2007, 08:33:17
It depends on the distance of the disaster.

C.G.B. Spender
02-08-2007, 08:33:56
Ah, those shoes fit much better!
So, what did I miss?

Dyl Ulenspiegel
02-08-2007, 08:37:10
"Shoes changed by CGB Spender in office"

Drekkus
02-08-2007, 09:34:14
"CGB Spender in Office shoes scandal!!!"

Funko
02-08-2007, 09:39:06
German office gas attack now suspected to be due to CGB Spender's smelly feet, not terrorists!

C.G.B. Spender
02-08-2007, 10:01:26
Explains why everybody left the office

Tizzy
02-08-2007, 10:15:07
Did they leave or did they fall over dead?

C.G.B. Spender
02-08-2007, 10:35:40
As if I'd care

Funko
02-08-2007, 10:42:18
Explains why everyone left the ghettos.

C.G.B. Spender
02-08-2007, 10:47:14
Keep this in mind, my dear coposters:

Good shoes are important.

Never - and I mean: NEVER! - buy bad shoes.

Funko
02-08-2007, 10:54:21
A cowie of mine bought shoes from the internet. They were cheap. They crippled him with blisters. I said "get new shoes" he didn't. The twat.

Tizzy
02-08-2007, 10:57:44
Shoe shopping is hard.

mr_B
02-08-2007, 15:36:46
not in Rdam

Resource Consumer
02-08-2007, 16:05:21
Originally posted by C.G.B. Spender
I think the worst threads are accident threads, tabloid style. Plane crash in Peru kills 78.

Things like that will always happen. Sounds cynical, but I predict there will be more accidents and disasters soon.
The threads usually have posts like
"That's terrible" (of course accidents are terrible)
"OMG I wanted to fly to Peru in a month" (but obviously you're alive, sucker!)
"Doesn't XYZ live in south america?" (in a plane?)
"I blame the local authoritiers, because ..." (yeah, sure you know how to blame from your warm seat in front of your computer).

So what's the point? Bah, you tell me!

My fave was from a site not to be named when after the twin towers attack he posted in one of the sort of threads you are talking about:

":( Damn. I wanted to post a thread about this"

mr_B
02-08-2007, 16:06:22
go your gang RC, post a threadje

Oerdin
02-08-2007, 23:41:02
If you don't like the disaster thread then stay out of it. I try not to make joke or what not which would be offensive until a few days later. Right now I'm getting my material about bridges in Minnesota ready but won't pull it out for another day or two.

Resource Consumer
03-08-2007, 08:54:30
We'll cross that bridge when we come to it.

Dyl Ulenspiegel
03-08-2007, 08:59:48
I'd like to buy a bridge in Minnesota. Any offers?

Drekkus
03-08-2007, 09:00:49
getting material ready?

C.G.B. Spender
03-08-2007, 09:07:10
this bridge thing is getting too far

Drekkus
03-08-2007, 09:10:01
De news, de news
I got a crush on you

Dyl Ulenspiegel
03-08-2007, 09:33:29
Need a bridge loan?