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Re: The Ark Encounter
« Reply #30 on: May 11, 2016, 04:18:31 PM »
The question is how many of the protestors in front of your club went inside when nobody was looking  >:D
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« Reply #31 on: May 11, 2016, 04:36:10 PM »
The question is how many of the protestors in front of your club went inside when nobody was looking  >:D

Actually we let them in to proselytize our entertainers and to make sure nobody was forced into sex slavery, they had pamphlets.  >:D  We also served them coffee when it was cold.  We just asked that they not harass our customers and they never did.   They did seam to sing more when customers were walking in the door.

In Clearwater FL the Christians put this giant billboard right over top of a notorious nude bar with a giant open armed Jesus saying "forgive them lord for they no not what they do"

Im not kidding, this billboard was huge. larger than the club is sat over. People came from miles around to see that billboard, then of course stopped in for a quick dance and a coke (Nudes have no booze in FL)  The owner claimed that sales skyrocketed, he received free news footage from all over the country that also mentioned his other clubs in Tampa for at least a year or so. It was a fairly popular spot for quite some time.

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Re: The Ark Encounter
« Reply #32 on: May 12, 2016, 11:11:28 AM »
The best is if someone created one of these and when you went inside instead of animals it was literally filled with bull shit
common mistake that people make when trying to design something completely foolproof is to underestimate the ingenuity of complete fools.

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Re: The Ark Encounter
« Reply #33 on: May 12, 2016, 12:31:34 PM »
The best is if someone created one of these and when you went inside instead of animals it was literally filled with bull shit

Or a rollercoaster. I heard it's not a real theme park unless it has a rollercoaster.

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Re: The Ark Encounter
« Reply #34 on: June 27, 2016, 01:10:21 PM »
The NY Times has a big article on the Ark Encounter today. They also wrote an aside about my observation regarding the generous use of Tyvek on the boat, by favorite metaphor for the whole project. It is a fantasy, wrapped in unintended modernity.

http://www.nytimes.com/2016/06/26/us/noahs-ark-creationism-ken-ham.html

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Re: The Ark Encounter
« Reply #35 on: July 13, 2016, 04:32:02 AM »
People will think that the Ark Encounter is a huge boat. . . .Never mind that it could not float but compared to many modern boats, it is tiny. I was thinking about maybe working on a picture which shows its perspective.

I thought about comparing it to a Nimitz class carrier but wondering if it might be better compared to a modern cruise liner?
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Re: The Ark Encounter
« Reply #36 on: July 13, 2016, 05:09:04 AM »
People will think that the Ark Encounter is a huge boat. . . .Never mind that it could not float but compared to many modern boats, it is tiny. I was thinking about maybe working on a picture which shows its perspective.

I thought about comparing it to a Nimitz class carrier but wondering if it might be better compared to a modern cruise liner?
Nah, you need a series of images of scale. Like of you put an F15 next to the space shuttle, that doesn't help anyone. Start with a Honda Civi next to a 40ft yacht next to the ark and then with a small Deatroyer next to it.
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Re: The Ark Encounter
« Reply #37 on: July 13, 2016, 05:48:47 AM »
Public schools warned about taking field trips to Noah’s Ark park by the Freedom From Religion Foundation
http://www.kentucky.com/news/local/education/article89061842.html

A secular foundation has contacted hundreds of public schools in Kentucky to warn them against taking field trips to the Ark Encounter, the new amusement park featuring a 500-foot replica of Noah’s Ark and a belief that the world is only 6,000 years old.

Officials with the Freedom From Religion Foundation say field trips would expose children to religious proselytizing that would violate the constitutional separation between church and state.

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Re: The Ark Encounter
« Reply #38 on: July 13, 2016, 06:45:36 AM »


Quote from: Simon Jester

You also live in the land of defunct Amusements and roadside attractions. I bet we went to all the same places as kids in central PA.  I wonder why that is such a PA phenomenon, its not like PA is some huge tourist destination like FL

My guess? PA is a pretty hilly state, with little pocket communities throughout. As industry left northwen states, many just dried up, leaving abandoned infrastructure behind. Folks who came from the other side of the mountain just started going to the park on the other side of another mountain and that was that. Secondly, it is an old established state, so has had more time to have old crumbly things. Third, pockets of regional European culture have influenced the look of some theme parks, which may seem extra creepy compared to modern corporate fare. Finally, Western and Central PA has pretty harsh weather. The freeze/thaw cycle and long wet winters really takes its toll on infrastructure. Much of Western PA seems in a continuous state of fighting dilapidation. Abandoned stuff may or may not become overgrown as fast as in the south, but decays faster.

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Re: The Ark Encounter
« Reply #39 on: July 13, 2016, 07:17:28 AM »

How about this?

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Johan's_Ark
Love that one! He tried to hide the steel barge with glue-on wood and just failed. I suppose true believers will forgive him.
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Re: The Ark Encounter
« Reply #40 on: July 13, 2016, 07:18:43 AM »
I don't see any water anywhere near it. What's the point?
The Ohio River is only 1.6 miles away. The apatasauri will tow it down there for launching. OR the Ohio, being a bad boy at times, could come get it.
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Re: The Ark Encounter
« Reply #41 on: July 13, 2016, 07:44:25 AM »
I do enjoy the fact that this project taking Ham and his huge team of workers using modern materials and techniques several years and costing $30 million will not raise any questions in the faithful about the likelihood of one Bronze Age guy being able to do it alone.
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« Reply #42 on: July 13, 2016, 09:02:55 AM »
It is more like $150 million
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Re: The Ark Encounter
« Reply #43 on: July 13, 2016, 09:07:56 AM »
It is more like $150 million

Well the whole park cost that much, but I'm not going to include the cost of the land.  If you look at more details about costs, the actual ark construct itself was significantly less than the $100-150 million numbers that get tossed around.

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Re: The Ark Encounter
« Reply #44 on: July 13, 2016, 11:39:52 PM »
Gotta say, from what I've seen, this structure is impressive. Like fancy art museum or Vegas casino or cathedral-in-Europe awe inspiring.

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