The Real World Tops CG Everytime

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    • #44296
      Avatarcomposite1
      Member

      Have any of you seen this? Photos of the sinkhole nearly a block in diameter in Guatemala City after Hurricane Agatha this weekend. At first I thought they were CG fakes! But the poor souls who fell through it can tell us otherwise. Check them out.

      Sinkhole in Guatemala

    • #185531
      AvatarGrinner Hester
      Participant

      The earth called.

      It wants it’s oil back.

    • #185532
      Avatarpseudosafari
      Member

      And BAD CGI fakes at that (at least that first pic looked pretty fake, but man, what an awful mess). Reminded me (on a much lighter note) of the 3D street art guy:

      http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3SNYtd0Ayt0

    • #185533
      Avatarcomposite1
      Member

      “The earth called. It wants it’s oil back.”

      HA! Ain’t that the truth! Thanks for the laugh. It was well timed.

    • #185534
      AvatarAnonymous
      Inactive

      how deep the sinkhole is ? LoL

      will the govn’t of Guatemala fill that sinkhole up?

    • #185535
      Avatarcomposite1
      Member

      No idea on both questions. However, from the overhead view it looks like there might be a lava tube or cavern beneath that neighborhood. I speculate because it seems to ‘go to black’ too abruptly at the bottom of the hole. If that’s the case, even a ‘junk shot’ wouldn’t do jack to fill up that hole. Maybe we could get BP to spill oil in it!

    • #185536
      AvatarCraftersOfLight
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      One news report listed it as 300 ft diameter and 100 ft deep. And people were still living in the buildings next to it.

    • #185537
      Avatarcomposite1
      Member

      Man, that looks deeper than 100 ft! Not surprised there are still people living nearby. Where were they going to go?

    • #185538
      AvatarCraftersOfLight
      Participant

      Okay, did a little further searching and I was way off on those dimensions. Here is a National Geographic article on the possible cause of it. BTW 60ft Dia. and 300ft deep.

      http://news.nationalgeographic.com/2010/06/100603-science-guatemala-sinkhole-2010-humans-caused/

    • #185539
      Avatarcomposite1
      Member

      I read the article and it seems that as usual the inherent problem lay with human retardation, laziness and corruption. Build a city atop loose volcanic pumice and then not maintain or properly build a water system within the soil. When it rains and pipes burst, don’t bother to go down and fix them, just hope ‘it takes care of itself’. Why does it always take a big G-damned hole or a hemorrhaging ‘Oil Volcano’ disaster before we take a serious look at what we are doing? I am by no means a ‘tree-hugger’, but I happen to like having solid ground beneath me, air that I don’t need to chew like jerky, water that won’t stand a car up if you tossed it in and on occasion shrimp and oysters that don’t taste like what I just cleaned out of my car’s engine.

      I like money too, but I also recognize that you can’t breathe it, drink it or make it into a tasty and nutritious stew. Yet there are people out there running these outfits that are poisoning everything in the name of Mammon. I really don’t want to have to spend my time hunting cats and keeping an eye out for my ‘neighbors’ who think I’d make a fine fricassee’ like Denzel Washington had to in “The Book of Eli”. But man, it just seems like there are hordes of folks who don’t seem to have a problem with us heading down that path.

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