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   Old and busted: Flooding in Jersey. New and Hot: Flooding in Venice

12 Nov 2012 02:22 AM   |   5115 clicks   |   Daily Mail
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Bathia_Mapes    [TotalFark]  
Flooding in Venice is hardly "new". It's been an ongoing problem for several centuries, much of it being exacerbated by the actions of the residents.

11 Nov 2012 11:55 PM
quatchi    [TotalFark]  
Subby's never seen an article on Venice sinking before?

What?

Is Subby Venetian blind?

/So, so sorry for that.
//It's like a compulsion, I tells ya.
///I *am* in a program to stop people like me who go on and on telling one foul joke after another.
////It's called On and On Anon.


*blink*

I'll just let myself out.

12 Nov 2012 12:24 AM
MisterTweak    [TotalFark]  

quatchi: Subby's never seen an article on Venice sinking before?

What?

Is Subby Venetian blind?

/So, so sorry for that.
//It's like a compulsion, I tells ya.
///I *am* in a program to stop people like me who go on and on telling one foul joke after another.
////It's called On and On Anon.

*blink*

I'll just let myself out.


*quietly slides the Vat-O-EspressoTM away from quatchi*
\\undoes all the slashies and makes a break for the door, YOINK!

12 Nov 2012 12:28 AM
MaudlinMutantMollusk     
Flooding in Venice is called 'high tide'

/not news to the extreme

12 Nov 2012 12:56 AM
RexTalionis    [TotalFark]  

Bathia_Mapes: Flooding in Venice is hardly "new". It's been an ongoing problem for several centuries, much of it being exacerbated by the actions of the residents.


It doesn't help that Venice is slowly sinking, either.

12 Nov 2012 01:02 AM
Bathia_Mapes    [TotalFark]  

RexTalionis: Bathia_Mapes: Flooding in Venice is hardly "new". It's been an ongoing problem for several centuries, much of it being exacerbated by the actions of the residents.

It doesn't help that Venice is slowly sinking, either.


Nope, it doesn't.

12 Nov 2012 01:11 AM
Despair of the Cheese     
If flooding in Venice is new and hot, I'd better go dig out my ten generations removed great granny's bloomers. I'll be scandalous yet stylishly modish when I finally visit.

/crusty
//I'll even show bare ankles.

12 Nov 2012 02:24 AM
Bennie Crabtree     
Why the fark aren't those tourists doing everything in their power to help save the artifacts around them?

I am sure the reason they're such farkwits is the same reason white people aren't doing anything about global warming in the first place.

12 Nov 2012 02:29 AM
Porous Horace     
Read it already since it was linked from another Mail article from yesterday or the day before.
My new hobby might be predicting which linked articles will show up here the next day.
Or maybe just put a link to the Mail at the top of the main fark page and be done with it.

12 Nov 2012 02:31 AM
DiRF     
The people just "lounging" in that water... after what I've read about the what's in the water around Venice, I firmly believe that those people are insane. Friggin' communal toilet.

12 Nov 2012 02:33 AM
maltedmothball    [TotalFark]  
Two things I will never forget about Venice. The beauty (slimy and crumbling) and the smell (oh god the smell)

12 Nov 2012 02:39 AM
AverageAmericanGuy    [TotalFark]  
Ignore global warming at your own peril.

12 Nov 2012 02:42 AM
ciberido     

RexTalionis: Bathia_Mapes: Flooding in Venice is hardly "new". It's been an ongoing problem for several centuries, much of it being exacerbated by the actions of the residents.

It doesn't help that Venice is slowly sinking, either.


The engineers failed to take into account the weight of the books?

12 Nov 2012 02:44 AM
newton     

Bennie Crabtree: Why the fark aren't those tourists doing everything in their power to help save the artifacts around them?

I am sure the reason they're such farkwits is the same reason white people aren't doing anything about global warming in the first place.


UH, That's called looting.

12 Nov 2012 02:48 AM
nmemkha     
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12 Nov 2012 02:48 AM
Dinjiin     
Perhaps it is time for Venice to import a few hundred engineers from the Netherlands. I hear that they know how to link armies of hairy female rugby players into a protective chain of some sort.

12 Nov 2012 02:48 AM
Kevin72     
O my dear Venice who I haven't revisited yet in this lifetime. As much as I'm at home in Asia, the one past life I'm sure of is the Italy of Galileo's time.

12 Nov 2012 02:50 AM
Feral_and_Preposterous     
I think the odds of finding a trove of unclaimed Baby Ruth bars might make swimming in a flooded Venice worth the risk! Yum!

12 Nov 2012 02:51 AM
Feral_and_Preposterous     

12 Nov 2012 02:55 AM
Feral_and_Preposterous     
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12 Nov 2012 03:04 AM
dokool    [TotalFark]  

maltedmothball: Two things I will never forget about Venice. The beauty (slimy and crumbling) and the smell (oh god the smell)


I was just there in October and the smell wasn't that bad, but it was somewhat sad to see that the city is basically falling apart day by day. I did notice that several buildings were undergoing restoration... how on earth do they manage? And why are they focusing on individual buildings instead of trying something that would perhaps save the whole city?

12 Nov 2012 03:12 AM
fusillade762    [TotalFark]  

DiRF: The people just "lounging" in that water... after what I've read about the what's in the water around Venice, I firmly believe that those people are insane. Friggin' communal toilet.


My first thought upon seeing those pictures.


Dinjiin: Perhaps it is time for Venice to import a few hundred engineers from the Netherlands. I hear that they know how to link armies of hairy female rugby players into a protective chain of some sort.


I think the canals in the Netherlands have a "flush" feature.

12 Nov 2012 03:54 AM
Mock26     
Time to just abandon the city.

12 Nov 2012 03:59 AM
CarnySaur     
James Bond's girlfriend drowned there. It was sad.

12 Nov 2012 04:02 AM
chaosweaver     

fusillade762: DiRF: The people just "lounging" in that water... after what I've read about the what's in the water around Venice, I firmly believe that those people are insane. Friggin' communal toilet.

My first thought upon seeing those pictures.


Dinjiin: Perhaps it is time for Venice to import a few hundred engineers from the Netherlands. I hear that they know how to link armies of hairy female rugby players into a protective chain of some sort.

I think the canals in the Netherlands have a "flush" feature.


That must take a lot of vinegar...

12 Nov 2012 04:02 AM
Public Savant     

DiRF: The people just "lounging" in that water... after what I've read about the what's in the water around Venice, I firmly believe that those people are insane. Friggin' communal toilet.


Precisely. I guess people don't know what journey their poop goes on after the flush.
"Water to water, ass to asses, crust to crust - I commit you now to this porcelain treatment. Reek now or forever hold your peace."

12 Nov 2012 04:03 AM
ojin_migoto     

Public Savant: DiRF: The people just "lounging" in that water... after what I've read about the what's in the water around Venice, I firmly believe that those people are insane. Friggin' communal toilet.

Precisely. I guess people don't know what journey their poop goes on after the flush.
"Water to water, ass to asses, crust to crust - I commit you now to this porcelain treatment. Reek now or forever hold your peace."


This, times a million. I am not an easily disgusted person, but based on all reports I've had from people who have actually experienced Venice (never been myself), those pics were hard to look at on a full stomach...

12 Nov 2012 05:05 AM
Day_Old_Dutchie     
And if Venice is sinking
I'm going under
'Cause beauty's religion
And its Christened me with wonder

Link

12 Nov 2012 06:50 AM
KoolerThanJesus     

DiRF: toilet


Oh yes. Having been there, I can tell you the place is indeed a giant toilet.

All sewage goes directly into the canals unfiltered.

For being a romantic place, the stench of fish and the neon green water, tend to take any of that away.. You simply can not see even an inch into the water.

Though as much as I disliked Venice, I must admit, Going on a gondola ride (expensive,cheesy,touristy) it was pretty damn cool.

12 Nov 2012 07:12 AM
opiumpoopy     

dokool: And why are they focusing on individual buildings instead of trying something that would perhaps save the whole city?


They are

/ although this would be the first effort that actually works...

12 Nov 2012 07:27 AM
sinanju     
If you are an engineer, you absolutely must go to Venice before they take it apart and move it to more stable ground as a theme park. I saw it on a day off during a business trip. It is simultaneously beautiful and hilarious. I walked around town thinking, "This is the most enormously bad idea I've ever seen implemented."

12 Nov 2012 07:33 AM
opiumpoopy     

sinanju: It is simultaneously beautiful and hilarious. I walked around town thinking, "This is the most enormously bad idea I've ever seen implemented."


Venice was a genius concept - strategically defensible, good harbor (for 15th century Panamax vessels), Culture open to talent, with a concentration of the world's finest financial minds.

It was more or less exactly like Manhatten. Only difference is that Venice floods and...

/ wait, what?

12 Nov 2012 08:25 AM
Mayhem of the Black Underclass     
Do they save this article and reprint it with new pictures every year?
Worst flooding in 148 149 150 years

12 Nov 2012 08:52 AM
Fissile     

DiRF: The people just "lounging" in that water... after what I've read about the what's in the water around Venice, I firmly believe that those people are insane. Friggin' communal toilet.


===============

Yup, it's the same nastiness that's in the water in New Jersey, and you couldn't pay me to take a dip in New Jersey flood water.

12 Nov 2012 09:01 AM
pciszek     

DiRF: The people just "lounging" in that water... after what I've read about the what's in the water around Venice, I firmly believe that those people are insane. Friggin' communal toilet.


I came here to post this, but you beat me to it. The water looks filthy even in the pictures.

12 Nov 2012 09:13 AM
pciszek     

Mayhem of the Black Underclass: Do they save this article and reprint it with new pictures every year?
Worst flooding in 148 149 150 years


Well, if the flooding really does get worse each year, that is something that can't be ignored.

12 Nov 2012 09:14 AM
Lady Beryl Ersatz-Wendigo     
Streets full of water. Please advise.

12 Nov 2012 09:33 AM
The Irresponsible Captain     
It's a bit shocking that the birthplace of the Renaissance hasn't figured this out yet:

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I hear they're working on something, but it's getting to be a race against time for them, with no plan for other problems like clean water and sewage treatment.

12 Nov 2012 10:11 AM
utsagrad123    [TotalFark]  
I was just there a couple weeks ago. These are pictures from our hotel lobby then. If the flooding was enough to warrant a news story now, I can't imagine how badly flooded that hotel lobby got.

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12 Nov 2012 10:51 AM
Mock26     
At what point do they just put everything on the second floor? And then on the third? And then on the roof?

12 Nov 2012 05:10 PM
Third_Uncle_Eno     
this is a GREAT thread to post this song:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PraSpH YfWes

12 Nov 2012 06:06 PM
Third_Uncle_Eno     
let's try that again:

Link

12 Nov 2012 06:07 PM
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