Earth day marathon. .. It's common practice at many running events, to have runners throw their cups down when they're finished with them. The irony of this particular case does not e Earth day marathon It's common practice at many running events to have runners throw their cups down when they're finished with them The irony of this particular case does not e
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> hey anon, wanna give your opinion?
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User avatar #3 - AllYourBase
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It's common practice at many running events, to have runners throw their cups down when they're finished with them. The irony of this particular case does not escape me, however.
#13 - sanguinesolitude
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A. they are biodegradable cups
B. they do pick them up after the race you know. Its not like they just leave them there in the gutter.
User avatar #31 to #13 - landartheconqueror
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some may blow away in the wind, maybe
User avatar #32 to #31 - sanguinesolitude
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well those ones will likely be picked up, but if they get away no problem... because they are biodegradeable.
User avatar #33 to #32 - landartheconqueror
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biodegradable is good for the earth, sure, but if some dumb **** animal eats a blown away cup, that could cause digestive problems.
User avatar #35 to #33 - sanguinesolitude
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what animals eat paper?
User avatar #36 to #35 - landartheconqueror
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a lot of animals
User avatar #37 to #36 - sanguinesolitude
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name one that if commonly found in cities
User avatar #38 to #37 - landartheconqueror
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cats, dogs, pigeons, raccoons, deer, squirrels
User avatar #39 to #38 - sanguinesolitude
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i have never seen a cat or dog or pigeon or raccoon or deer or squirrel eat a plain piece of paper. Sure if its a wrapper with food in it or on it, but these are just paper water cups.
User avatar #53 to #39 - zaiopeperse
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I've seen dogs chew plastic bottles, I'm pretty sure they wouldn't mind trying their strength against a water cup
User avatar #55 to #53 - sanguinesolitude
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well chewing on biodegradeable paper isnt going to hurt a dog.
User avatar #56 to #55 - zaiopeperse
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I'm not saying it will, I'm just saying that it's plausible that a dog would try to eat a cup or two, it's the other guys who say it'll harm them
User avatar #60 to #56 - sanguinesolitude
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well its plausible that you dog could choke on the grass fed organically raised steak you feed him, but feeding your dog isnt something you would consider irresponsible.
User avatar #62 to #60 - zaiopeperse
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Truth be told, I don't really give a ****, I don't own a dog and I don't plan to get one any time soon. I just came with what little input I had. I'm usually not this blunt but this seems like an argument about to happen and I'm way too sleepy to deal with arguing about a matter I don't really have too much of an opinion about. I shouldn't have replied at all, I'm sorry
User avatar #64 to #62 - sanguinesolitude
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nah, no need to argue. all fun here. I also really dont care, but some people seemed excessively concerned with biodegradeable cups and making sure earth day events looked bad.
User avatar #67 to #64 - zaiopeperse
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Glad to hear =D Why is it that people hate earth day so much?
User avatar #68 to #67 - sanguinesolitude
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I would argue it is the same reason people deny climate change. Acknowledging that there is a problem means that you are acknowledging that you bear personal responsibility for either helping cause it or solving it. For example, if you acknowledge that landfills are a problem, then every time you throw something a way you have to admit to yourself that you are building the landfill. If you drive a SUV, you have to admit that you are adding to global warming. ignoring it and mocking it is easier because it lets you distance yourself from feelings of guilt.

Kind of like how bicurious christians find it easier to just hate gays than to admit to themselves that the gay lifestyle is acceptable, and perhaps that they find it appealing.
User avatar #71 to #68 - zaiopeperse
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That's a fine theory, and a fine point as well. I like your style
#72 to #33 - likeabox
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Most animals are smart enough to not eat twigs and ****, so I don't think this will be problem.
User avatar #47 to #33 - toosexyforyou
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Now you're just pulling **** out of your ass.
User avatar #104 to #47 - landartheconqueror
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my cat's eaten paper that i had laying on the ground before, and barfed that all up on the kitchen floor, so who knows what some stupid starving animal might do in the city?
User avatar #50 to #13 - drunkasaurus
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they should leave you in the gutter

sorry, just wanted to be rude for a second
User avatar #52 to #50 - sanguinesolitude
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I will throw you to the ground and biodegrade all over your face

i'd be rude to your mom for several seconds
User avatar #82 to #50 - npfortytwo
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i'll take your mother out to a very nice, candlelit seafood dinner, and never call her again.
User avatar #103 to #82 - sanguinesolitude
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dorothy mantooth is a saint
#7 - adu
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What if they were all biodegradable cups?
What if they were all biodegradable cups?
#41 - kevinator
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to all the people who say animals will eat that, ****, you must come from a wierd ******* place because here in Canada, I have never witness any city animal eating PLAIN cups.
to all the people who say animals will eat that, ****, you must come from a wierd ******* place because here in Canada, I have never witness any city animal eating PLAIN cups.
User avatar #90 to #41 - krasnogvardiech
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So they only eat flavoured cups?
User avatar #91 to #90 - kevinator
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I've seen some eat ice cream cups because of the ice cream inside, yes.
User avatar #92 to #41 - lyder
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Yeah. I could never eat a plain cup. They go good with whipped cream though.
User avatar #58 to #41 - abbieru
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I know right

Must have Tabasco sauce.
#79 to #58 - anon id: bf939c57
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Baily Jay.
User avatar #59 to #58 - mindsculptorjace
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Simi?
#61 to #41 - SgtBaha
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gif related
gif related
User avatar #63 to #41 - vrthbvyfa
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Maybe not, but google pulp.
#70 to #41 - comradewinter
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****, that girl is hot. I wish there were nudes of her.
#73 to #70 - anon id: 8f6dbcd6
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was that supposed to be a joke?

i dont get sarcasm
#75 to #73 - comradewinter
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Not even gonna answer that.
#17 - ohmytoast
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You know, this **** exists in real life too
User avatar #51 to #17 - robotvoice
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heh
this exists.
uses image from a videogame.
#18 to #17 - fisheaglee
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but, the **** ends up in landfill which makes the whole purpose of the marathon meaningless.
User avatar #20 to #18 - ohmytoast
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It's just paper cups, they'll biodegrade with the first rain
#29 to #20 - wickedwilliam
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A cup which degrades with rain water?
#48 to #29 - anticitezenone
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Ever get water on the outside of your paper cup?

**** sucks
User avatar #44 to #29 - brokentrucker
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>Paper+water=degradation
User avatar #49 to #29 - alhemicar
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It does biodegrade soon, in like 2 months if I remember correctly, but not with the first rain as he said.
#22 to #20 - fisheaglee
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you want the joj right?
User avatar #24 to #22 - ohmytoast
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The what?
#30 to #24 - fisheaglee
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damnit you asshole get back here and say you want the JOJ

(hoh sis)
#26 - grandterskrasao
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K.

So I've volunteered at Marathon Runs before, the last one being the Memorial Run in OKC last April. This happens because runners don't have time to drop off their cups at a trashcan 20 feet away from the road. We have people on stand-by that, during and at the end, pick up the cups.

I understand that the content is merely a joke, however people are taking it seriously.

which is stupid.
User avatar #74 - thatswhatshesaid
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People volunteer or are hired to pick those cups up.
#77 to #74 - cthumoo
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Pick up that... cup
User avatar #2 - falconi
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Ah, sweet irony.
User avatar #14 - Crusader
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WHOA WHOA WHOA

Wait a minute, this is a horrible display of hypocrisy, I mean, it's not as if there are dozen of volunteers waiting until the participants have passed them so they can go and clean up those cups, they are totally going to leave them there for weeks, letting puppies and baby deer eat them and get horrible stomach herpes and die from their bio-degradable-ness.
User avatar #15 to #14 - failtolawl
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shh, let them bitch and complain like they always do.
User avatar #34 to #14 - sanguinesolitude
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i heard they also put those soda 6-pack plastic rings around newborn puppies and ducklings
#1 - benoamra
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(08/24/2013) [-]
I'm sure those are 100% post-consumer cups... pshhh hypocrites!