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He's right, you know.... ::P:

 

Been sharing that thread with others for a few days, and for some reason thought that it was already here....

 

The Auld Grump - older cities weren't planned, they just happened.

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We all know it's tongue-and-cheek, but it would probably not surprise many that a few click-bait "news" blogs treated it as serious last week and riled a bunch of people up with it.

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Having recently been to NOLA, I agree. He also left out that one all-important fact that like half the city is below sea level, and it's on the damn coast. Because who needs ground to stand on if it rains? Much of that city just shouldn't exist.

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4 hours ago, Unruly said:

Having recently been to NOLA, I agree. He also left out that one all-important fact that like half the city is below sea level, and it's on the damn coast. Because who needs ground to stand on if it rains? Much of that city just shouldn't exist.

And it doesn't help that the Mississippi River keeps bringing tons of silt downriver to be deposited on the subterranean flood plain at the mouth of the river, the accumulated weight of which is slowly causing the entire surrounding area to sink.

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But who really needs geologists and civil engineers when planning a city? Pfft.... just slap a house on the dirt and you'll be fine! 

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7 hours ago, Cyradis said:

 Pfft.... just slap a house on the dirt and you'll be fine! 

Well, that has worked for thousands of years.  More or less...

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2 hours ago, kristof65 said:

Well, that has worked for thousands of years.  More or less...

Ya don't say?

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Though funky city building does wonders as tourist attractions.

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All that pleasantly warm and rumbly ground made a great place to live for the citizens of Pompeii :devil:

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2 minutes ago, Cranky Dog said:

Ya don't say?

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Though funky city building does wonders as tourist attractions.

 

Somewhere Vitruvius is headdesking.

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Pfft amateurs!

Half my country lies below sea level!

 

Of course I'm smartz enough to have moved to the part that is above sea level...

 

 

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4 hours ago, Glitterwolf said:

Pfft amateurs!

Half my country lies below sea level!

 

 Y'know, it finally just occurred to me - that's why they wore wooden shoes... So when the floods came, they'd float.

 

 

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5 hours ago, Mad Jack said:

 

 Y'know, it finally just occurred to me - that's why they wore wooden shoes... So when the floods came, they'd float.

 

 

 

 

The Auld Grump

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This made my day.  I finally took the time to read this all the way through.  This was hilarious and fun to read. 

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