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Berkeley eliminates manholes

Discussion in 'Too Hot for Swamp Gas' started by gatorpika, Jul 18, 2019.

  1. fastsix

    fastsix Premium Member

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    I'm pretty sure those manhole covers predate Google, much less Google maps. And I already said they lack the detail to be actually useful as a map.

    edit: they were installed in April 1977, and paid for with private donations. Hope that alleviates your concerns for both their usefulness and Seattle's fiscal responsibility, but thank you for caring all the same.

    http://www.seattle.gov/light/neighborhoods/nh4_art.htm

    The idea for artist-designed hatchcovers (manhole covers) in Seattle came from Seattle Arts Commissioner Jacquetta Blanchett, after seeing hatchcovers in Florence, Italy in the late 1950s. Paul Schell, then director of Seattle's Department of Community Development, also thought it would be a good idea to replace some of the old and battered personnel hatchcovers downtown. He persuaded Blanchett to make a private donation, which paid for 13 hatchcovers displaying a design created by artist Anne Knight. Other donors supported the project as well, and a total of 19 hatchcovers of Knights' design were installed.

    Anne Knight produced a relief map of downtown Seattle. Thirteen major Seattle landmarks are keyed around the rim of the map. A stainless-steel button on each hatchcover indicates its location within the city. Each of the 19 hatchcovers produced weighed 230 pounds.
     
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  2. AlfaGator

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  3. defensewinschampionships

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    Save yourselves the trouble and start referring to everyone as comrade.
     
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  4. OklahomaGator

    OklahomaGator Jedi Administrator Moderator VIP Member

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    Some other problem words with their solutions

    menopause is now peoplepause
    Manhattan will just be Hattan
    a manatee will be referred to as a fishatee
     
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  5. chemgator

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    Wouldn't a manatee be a mammalatee or a seacowatee? They aren't fish.
     
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  6. chemgator

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    Exactly. This kind of idiocy in and of itself isn't bad, but it is a symptom of a much more serious problem: an inability to deal with major problems. We cannot deal with a ballooning national debt, nor control use and overuse of natural resources, or take even small steps to slow the progress of global warming, or limit unethical behavior of politicians. As long as cell phones (and social media) keep working, everyone is fat, dumb and happy.
     
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  7. RayGator

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    Certainly not long. In these times it could happen sooner than we think.
     
  8. RayGator

    RayGator Moderator VIP Member

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    I think Peoples Hole is better. :)
     
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  9. anstro76

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    Can't be, the people don't have access to it.
     
  10. RayGator

    RayGator Moderator VIP Member

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    Well, OK then, we’ll just call it the Access Hole. :)
     
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  11. anstro76

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    I'm probably still just going to call it a manhole.
     
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  12. 96Gatorcise

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    The horror of first world problems.....
     
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  13. gatorpika

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    Part of the first world anyway. The rest of us find it funny as hell.
     
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  14. GatorFanCF

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    “Folk-holes”
    “All folks are created equal”
    Police are on a “folk-hunt” for the alleged...

    It’s the perfect word.
     
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  15. tilly

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    Sea Cowatee?
     
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  16. gatorknights

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    I like it! "This is one small step for folk, and one giant leap for folk kind"! :)
     
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  17. RealGatorFan

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    You know, 30 years ago this would be a storyline in a funny comic. Sad it's now reality. So what do they intend to do with these words - human, woman, manifestation, manual, sportsmanship, permanent, maneuver, manipulating, manufacture, management, demand, german, manifold, and all the words that end with mance? I really think that the entire west coast has been drinking tainted water for decades. Definitely needs to be a study done to research why that part of the country is so twisted.
     
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  18. RealGatorFan

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    Hehe my wife made a good point. Look at who is making the decisions on the west coast. Either they are the leftovers from the Hippie generation and the early years of drug abuse experimenting with over a dozen different drugs has lead to diminished capacity to make competent decisions or they are the offspring of said Hippies and were born with impaired capacity to make informed decisions.
     
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  19. BigCypressGator1981

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    I think it’s a symptom of how idyllic Berkeley is. This is an “issue” in Berkeley, not nationally like the national debt or global warming. The fact that they can focus on something this stupid speaks to their lack of other serious local problems. Have you been to Berkeley? It’s glorious.
     
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  20. chemgator

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    It's all fun and games until a newscaster mispronounces slightly and says another word with most of the same letters: "f--k-holes".
     
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