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   Runners decide that instead of respecting the NYC marathon being cancelled they'll run anyway because spreading out and strapping food to themselves makes it all better. In other news, today is "Mug a runner day" in NYC

04 Nov 2012 12:19 PM   |   10807 clicks   |   Yahoo
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EdNortonsTwin     
Well, food Is lighter than beer.

04 Nov 2012 12:23 PM
PacManDreaming     
After reading the article, I can only conclude that the "Dumbass" tag is for the Subtard.

04 Nov 2012 12:26 PM
leevis     

PacManDreaming: After reading the article, I can only conclude that the "Dumbass" tag is for the Subtard.


Dammit, you beat me to it.

04 Nov 2012 12:26 PM
sandbar67     
runners don't usually carry wallets

04 Nov 2012 12:27 PM
Honest Bender    [TotalFark]  

EdNortonsTwin: Well, food Is lighter than beer.


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04 Nov 2012 12:28 PM
chewielouie     

PacManDreaming: After reading the article, I can only conclude that the "Dumbass" tag is for the Subtard.


04 Nov 2012 12:28 PM
WeenerGord    [TotalFark]  
Why shouldn't they run? Cancelling the marathon isn't going to appease the weather gods, ffs. How about moving on with life?

04 Nov 2012 12:29 PM
DownTheRabbitHole     
Misleading headline is misleading.

04 Nov 2012 12:29 PM
bingo the psych-o     

chewielouie: PacManDreaming: After reading the article, I can only conclude that the "Dumbass" tag is for the Subtard.


From TFA:

Early Sunday, more than 1,000 people, many of whom had planned to run the race, crowded onto two Staten Island Ferry boats, headed to the stricken borough with relief supplies ranging from food to plastic bags to help residents store belongings from damaged or destroyed homes.

Sounds awesome to me.

04 Nov 2012 12:29 PM
XveryYpettyZ     

chewielouie: PacManDreaming: After reading the article, I can only conclude that the "Dumbass" tag is for the Subtard.


I'll second this motion and call the question.

04 Nov 2012 12:30 PM
a61sun     
Subby must have read the derp that permeates ALL Yahoo commentary, it makes the politics tab here look downright friendly!

04 Nov 2012 12:31 PM
New Age Redneck     
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Subby's photo from its profile.

04 Nov 2012 12:32 PM
ChubbyTiger     

XveryYpettyZ: chewielouie: PacManDreaming: After reading the article, I can only conclude that the "Dumbass" tag is for the Subtard.

I'll second this motion and call the question.


All opposed?

Hearing none, the motion passes by acclamation: subby is a dumbass.

04 Nov 2012 12:33 PM
Jeteupthemiddle     
Runners on the Staten Island Ferry to volunteer their time and services.

04 Nov 2012 12:33 PM
skinink    [TotalFark]  
"By Saturday afternoon Rooney was over her disappointment and looking forward to a charity run on hard-hit Staten Island that she had found advertised on the Internet.

On Sunday, Rooney planned to run with a backpack full of dog food, cat food, batteries and some water donated by her hotel, the Ritz-Carlton across from Central Park."

Fark should have a yearly contest for the Most Misleading Headlines of the Year. But it isn't just subby's fault, because this headline was approved for posting. So I assume the Admins are trolling Farkers.

04 Nov 2012 12:36 PM
Jeteupthemiddle     
I fail at posting pictures.

There are several pictures on twitter of the runners on the ferry with supplies to volunteer their time and services.

04 Nov 2012 12:37 PM
smitty04     

04 Nov 2012 12:41 PM
Mister Peejay     
Rug a munner, rug a munner, rug a munner...

You know, you say it out loud long enough, it doesn't even sound like a word anymore.

04 Nov 2012 12:42 PM
CapeFearCadaver    [TotalFark]  
Oh, so it was finally cancelled? I was horribly hungover yesterday... I feel behind in the times.

04 Nov 2012 12:44 PM
titwrench     
I don't spend any time in the politics tab but I have wanted to clarify something for a while. As I understand it at this point Herp=saying something stupid and Derp= saying something stupid and being a dick about it. Is that about right?

04 Nov 2012 12:45 PM
trappedspirit     

EdNortonsTwin: Well, food Is lighter than beer.


That's like saying cars are lighter than Cadillacs.

04 Nov 2012 12:47 PM
xant     
Subby isn't angry at the marathoners, he's angry at the people receiving food to eat. Why aren't they more bootstrappy?

04 Nov 2012 12:48 PM
themeaningoflifeisnot     
The only dumbass is the retarded submitter. Get off your Lazy Boy asshole, and help some people out.

04 Nov 2012 12:51 PM
henryhill     

PacManDreaming: After reading the article, I can only conclude that the "Dumbass" tag is for the Subtard.


04 Nov 2012 12:53 PM
Mister Peejay     

titwrench: I don't spend any time in the politics tab but I have wanted to clarify something for a while. As I understand it at this point Herp=saying something stupid and Derp= saying something stupid and being a dick about it. Is that about right?


i thought they were synonyms.

Picture a Don Martin drawing of your favorite ideologically unsound figurehead saying something. The sound effect would be "HERP DERP DERP HERP".

/groot greet
/boomeroom

04 Nov 2012 12:54 PM
urban.derelict     
If I start driving now I might make it to NYC while it's still daylight then I can mug me some assholes.

/wot?

04 Nov 2012 12:55 PM
Kirby Muxloe     
(not subby)
There may be some dumbasses out there. What a surprise.

Some 'disenfranchised' marathoners vowed to run the route anyway. David McNally, who has lived most of his life in Staten Island, organized an unofficial shadow marathon.
After some consideration, the group decided to do the original 1970 course route of roughly four laps around Central Park.
McNally's project was met with some criticism from people who felt the marathon was insulting to people who's homes have been destroyed or lost loved ones.
'Instead of running past neighborhoods where people's homes once stood in a display of defiance, how about you volunteer and make your trip to NYC worth something bigger than your pride,' William F Hattar wrote on the Facebook group's wall.
There was anger from some runners with people taking photographs beneath the Marathon banners in Central Park making rude gestures and giving it the thumbs down.



Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/articl e-2227638/Hurricane-Sandy-NY-mar athon-bosses-blame-media-race-cancella tion--runners-buses-help-victims .htm

04 Nov 2012 12:58 PM
bearcats1983     
Yesterday, I saw a bunch of shiat on twitter from NYC'ers biatching about the runners being selfish arseholes. Today...nothing. I guess it's easier to biatch about perceived "wrong doing" than showing gratitude when your notions were totally inaccurate.

For the most part, runners are kind and helpful. Hell, every race is connected to some charity. Probably easier to just use a broad brush and paint everyone as an arsehole though.

04 Nov 2012 12:58 PM
Gdalescrboz     
How dare anyone go run. These are New Yorkers, your life must stop when adversity strikes.

04 Nov 2012 12:59 PM
mycatisposter     

PacManDreaming: After reading the article, I can only conclude that the "Dumbass" tag is for the Subtard.


04 Nov 2012 01:00 PM
Jenna Tellya     
I think there are a lot more productive things runners could be doing rather. Sure, you came to the city to run and you're disappointed you didn't get to do your marathon, and by all means run if you want to, but don't act like you're helping when you're choosing to run instead. Charity events are supposed to be about doing things you wouldn't normally do, and you're supposed to be motivated to do that thing because you want to help the charity, not because your year was just ruined and you need to run a race to make your nightmare trip worthwhile.

04 Nov 2012 01:02 PM
mjohnson71     
A lot of "I have to be at the gym in 26 minutes" people there.

04 Nov 2012 01:05 PM
Smurfme     
Respect = when something bad happens, you must cancel everything in life that makes life normal. Now sit down and mope.

04 Nov 2012 01:08 PM
cryptozoophiliac     
I personally find "runners" to be intolerably annoying, but if you are helping others by doing so, then good on ya.

04 Nov 2012 01:12 PM
cryinoutloud    [TotalFark]  
Let them run, what do I care? They trained for that race, and it was a big deal for them. I wouldn't be surprised if my niece was over there with them. The crazy bithc does triathlons and is only a few miles away from there.

04 Nov 2012 01:23 PM
WeenerGord    [TotalFark]  

Jenna Tellya: I think there are a lot more productive things runners could be doing rather. Sure, you came to the city to run and you're disappointed you didn't get to do your marathon, and by all means run if you want to, but don't act like you're helping when you're choosing to run instead. Charity events are supposed to be about doing things you wouldn't normally do, and you're supposed to be motivated to do that thing because you want to help the charity, not because your year was just ruined and you need to run a race to make your nightmare trip worthwhile.



Why don't you do something more productive than sitting on your ass posting on fark about what runners should be doing? I bet they are more productive than you are.

04 Nov 2012 01:28 PM
WildManBand     
Everyone is downing poor subby, however, I too think this is a futile effort--maybe even a way for the runners to use people's misfortune as good publicity.

I remember being in my completely flooded home after Katrina. There was some random church group rolling around handing out bleach and water. They gave me the said supplies and then snapped a photo as they were handing them to me. To myself I was like, "um thanks for handing me this nominal amout of supplies for your church photo opp. I hope the total destruction of everything I own was worth it."

Don't get a brother wrong, I am not a selfish unappreciated prick. It's just that the kind little gesture from the church felt insulting when in that kind of shock.

04 Nov 2012 01:32 PM
relaxitsjustme     

ChubbyTiger: XveryYpettyZ: chewielouie: PacManDreaming: After reading the article, I can only conclude that the "Dumbass" tag is for the Subtard.

I'll second this motion and call the question.

All opposed?

Hearing none, the motion passes by acclamation: subby is a dumbass.


Wait. That's out of order. You have to call for discussion first.

Subby was kicked in the head by a horse moments before submitting this headline with dumbass tag so maybe they have an excuse for being such a dumbass. And subby's last name is really Dumass. It was an unfortunate typo that the phone directory has it printed as Dumbass

04 Nov 2012 01:34 PM
Mitch Taylor's Bro    [TotalFark]  

Jenna Tellya: I think there are a lot more productive things runners could be doing rather. Sure, you came to the city to run and you're disappointed you didn't get to do your marathon, and by all means run if you want to, but don't act like you're helping when you're choosing to run instead. Charity events are supposed to be about doing things you wouldn't normally do, and you're supposed to be motivated to do that thing because you want to help the charity, not because your year was just ruined and you need to run a race to make your nightmare trip worthwhile.


You sound fat, sad and bitter about being fat and sad.

04 Nov 2012 01:41 PM
Mitch Taylor's Bro    [TotalFark]  

mjohnson71: A lot of "I have to be at the gym carry pet food and water to people and animals that need it in 26 minutes" people there.


Fixed.

04 Nov 2012 01:42 PM
AMonkey'sUncle     
When my brother and sister were young, the outside seating on the SI Ferry went all around. They used to run around the outside pretty much the whole trip.

04 Nov 2012 01:45 PM
poot_rootbeer     

bearcats1983: Yesterday, I saw a bunch of shiat on twitter from NYC'ers biatching about the runners being selfish arseholes. Today...nothing.


I'm super proud of the few thousand marathoners who are spending their day running supplies to victims today, but do the other 45,000 runners deserve to share in their credit if they chose to run laps around Central Park instead, or sulk in their hotel rooms?

I won't criticize anyone for not volunteering when I'm not volunteering myself today. As long as they're not making things worse, which the original 5-borough marathon route would have, I don't care how they spend their time.

04 Nov 2012 01:51 PM
Mitch Taylor's Bro    [TotalFark]  

WildManBand: Everyone is downing poor subby, however, I too think this is a futile effort--maybe even a way for the runners to use people's misfortune as good publicity.

I remember being in my completely flooded home after Katrina. There was some random church group rolling around handing out bleach and water. They gave me the said supplies and then snapped a photo as they were handing them to me. To myself I was like, "um thanks for handing me this nominal amout of supplies for your church photo opp. I hope the total destruction of everything I own was worth it."

Don't get a brother wrong, I am not a selfish unappreciated prick. It's just that the kind little gesture from the church felt insulting when in that kind of shock.


Sure you're not.

04 Nov 2012 01:56 PM
dumbobruni     

Jenna Tellya: I think there are a lot more productive things runners could be doing rather. Sure, you came to the city to run and you're disappointed you didn't get to do your marathon, and by all means run if you want to, but don't act like you're helping when you're choosing to run instead. Charity events are supposed to be about doing things you wouldn't normally do, and you're supposed to be motivated to do that thing because you want to help the charity, not because your year was just ruined and you need to run a race to make your nightmare trip worthwhile.


I went to the Oakwood Beach cleanup this morning, and 3 to 4 dozen runners showed up. They ran all the way from the ferry (about 8 miles) to the cleanup site with bags full of donations (blankets, food, batteries), picked up shovels and garbage bags, and went to work.

And what did you do this morning, may I ask?

04 Nov 2012 01:57 PM
Lerxst2k     

EdNortonsTwin: Well, food Is lighter than beer.


Beer is food my friend.

04 Nov 2012 02:22 PM
cryinoutloud    [TotalFark]  

Mitch Taylor's Bro: I remember being in my completely flooded home after Katrina. There was some random church group rolling around handing out bleach and water. They gave me the said supplies and then snapped a photo as they were handing them to me. To myself I was like, "um thanks for handing me this nominal amout of supplies for your church photo opp. I hope the total destruction of everything I own was worth it."
Don't get a brother wrong, I am not a selfish unappreciated prick. It's just that the kind little gesture from the church felt insulting when in that kind of shock.
Sure you're not.


I think snapping a picture of him while handing him a $1.50 bottle of bleach (if it was even that much) was a bit much. Don't push me, son, or I'll lapse into my rant about "people who only do charitable things if they can be observed by many others while doing them."

If I trained all year to go run in a big race like this, and then couldn't, I'd probably round up some other runners and we'd run anyway. Maybe we'd do something charitable, maybe not. My life didn't end just because you had a farking storm.

04 Nov 2012 02:38 PM
Now That's What I Call a Taco!     
People biatching about runners going around Central Park a couple of times this morning reminds me of that Someecard about how if you hate someone, anything they do is offensive: "Look at that biatch eating crackers like she owns the place."

At what point will it be "OK" for NYC to host major events again (and therefore, actually become NYC again)?

04 Nov 2012 03:04 PM
Mitch Taylor's Bro    [TotalFark]  

cryinoutloud: I think snapping a picture of him while handing him a $1.50 bottle of bleach (if it was even that much) was a bit much. Don't push me, son, or I'll lapse into my rant about "people who only do charitable things if they can be observed by many others while doing them."

If I trained all year to go run in a big race like this, and then couldn't, I'd probably round up some other runners and we'd run anyway. Maybe we'd do something charitable, maybe not. My life didn't end just because you had a farking storm.


LOL, lapse into any rant you want, son. This is Sparta! Fark!

But seriously, you don't know how any photo the church group took during their relief effort was going to be used. Maybe they were just going in the church newsletter for their members? I can assure you that if it was part of a national ad campaign that exploited Katrina victims to promote churchiness, I sure didn't see it. If you think they were only handing out water and bleach so that they could be seen handing out water and bleach, well, I think that says more about you than it does about them.

Rant on, "son." LOL

04 Nov 2012 03:05 PM
Latinwolf     

skinink: "By Saturday afternoon Rooney was over her disappointment and looking forward to a charity run on hard-hit Staten Island that she had found advertised on the Internet.

On Sunday, Rooney planned to run with a backpack full of dog food, cat food, batteries and some water donated by her hotel, the Ritz-Carlton across from Central Park."

Fark should have a yearly contest for the Most Misleading Headlines of the Year. But it isn't just subby's fault, because this headline was approved for posting. So I assume the Admins are trolling Farkers.


More likely that the mod who approved it is a dumbass too. I suspect that the mod who approved it is a buddy of subby.

04 Nov 2012 03:08 PM
Mock26    [TotalFark]  

PacManDreaming: After reading the article, I can only conclude that the "Dumbass" tag is for the Subtard.


Subtard is probably one of those smug coach potatoes who hates everyone who ever gets off of their butts and exercises.

04 Nov 2012 03:09 PM
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