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Spearfishers Chase Google Car

samzenpus posted more than 4 years ago | from the do-not-want dept.

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jockeys writes "In a hilarious prank, two Norwegians chased the Google car while wearing spearfishing attire." Remarkable people, the Norwegians aren't they? Beautiful dry suits!

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15 comments

Funny prank (1, Troll)

Pec (127751) | more than 4 years ago | (#31106716)

This norwegians had nothing else to do?

Re:Funny prank (2, Insightful)

catd77 (1743104) | more than 4 years ago | (#31108432)

Well, they could be icefishing. But, why do people spend all their time playing WOW. At least this is funny and kind of constructive.

Re:Funny prank (2, Insightful)

Cryacin (657549) | more than 4 years ago | (#31109156)

The van must drive pretty darn slowly. Have you ever run in flippers?!? I guess the other option was an impromptu face plant on google maps.

At least it puts Norway (1)

marcus (1916) | more than 4 years ago | (#31158570)

On the map.

I'm sure some of us couldn't find it before.

Re:Funny prank (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 4 years ago | (#31185224)

Where is the country of Norwegia that the Norwegians live? I can't find it with Google.

Norway is a nation of children (0, Troll)

Anonymous Coward | more than 4 years ago | (#31109594)

It's bizarre what an overabundance of financial security can do to a people. I stayed in Norway for 7 months. I never saw a teenager with a phone that wasn't an IPhone. Everyone has giant TVs. Every idiot has a DSLR that they don't know how to use. People, including kids, put on $300 worth of training equipment just to ride their $1000 bike around the block. Women get so much money from the government for being pregnant that it's common for women to get pregnant for a free vacation. It's so easy to claim paid sick leave that many people are usually out for half of the year. What do they do with sick leave? Travel the world for months and months. At any time of the year, most of the countries citizens are out of the country. I literally could go on forever.

With so many people being so financially secure, they still manage to be cold and rude. I have never encountered so many people with so little ambition. It's just a country of giant, pale, metro-sexual children who can't look you in the eye. I can't laugh about Norwegians. Seeing this just reminds me of how infuriating they are.

Feel free to mod this post 'bitter'.

Re:Norway is a nation of children (2, Interesting)

flyneye (84093) | more than 4 years ago | (#31124810)

I can see you suffer from a lack of "SLACK". Here is a nation of people who have paid their $30 to Bob and have unlimited slack.
So are you going to continue to slave for the conspiracy and bend over for the pink boys or go to subgenius.com and learn to live like a Norwegian?

Re:Norway is a nation of children (1)

durrr (1316311) | more than 4 years ago | (#31154194)

I wouldn't say norway have an overabundance of financial security.
Oh sure, everyone may earn more money than say their neighbours in sweden, but this really includes everyone, the guy baking your pizza too, his wage is high, because he charges $30 for a pizza, everyone does it to everyone, except when it comes to more global wares, say electronics, which have a similar price all over europe. Giant TVs, iphones and DSLRs are thus relatively cheap, the rest; not so much, take the rent for an average 50m^2 apartment in norway and go to poland with the money and you'll be living in a giant high standard flat and be eating premium steak for breakfast. Electronics however cost the same in both places.

Re:Norway is a nation of children (1)

roc97007 (608802) | more than 4 years ago | (#31175374)

Not to contradict you, but I have to wonder... where is all the money coming from?

Re:Norway is a nation of children (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 4 years ago | (#31178444)

Feel free to mod this post 'bitter'.

Nah, I'd mod your post 'envious' or 'childish' or 'pointless' or 'pathetic'.

Too bad... (1)

dsavi (1540343) | more than 4 years ago | (#31110628)

Tried to think of something to do yesterday when the google car came, but then went on Google earth and realized that they already had when I was on vacation. But still, the question remains, what other awesome things could you do with a Google maps car? What would xkcd do?

Re:Too bad... (3, Insightful)

Demonoid-Penguin (1669014) | more than 4 years ago | (#31122716)

Put up posters in it's intended path with banned URLs from the Australian web filter list.... Oh wait, that's illegal

Put up posters in it's intended path with instructions on how to spoof a custom ip address with your bittorrent downloader (eg www.acma.gov.au 165.191.2.20).

Fish out of water! (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 4 years ago | (#31139766)

Google really is a fish out of water.

Not necessarily Norwegians. (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 4 years ago | (#31148354)

A guy at work showed this to me, and told that his friends came up with this. He's Finnish, so it could be that these aren't Norwegians.

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