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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User avatar #3 - AllYourBase (08/25/2013) [-]
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 (08/25/2013) [-]
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 (08/25/2013) [-]
some may blow away in the wind, maybe
User avatar #32 to #31 - sanguinesolitude (08/25/2013) [-]
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 (08/25/2013) [-]
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 (08/25/2013) [-]
what animals eat paper?
User avatar #36 to #35 - landartheconqueror (08/25/2013) [-]
a lot of animals
User avatar #37 to #36 - sanguinesolitude (08/25/2013) [-]
name one that if commonly found in cities
User avatar #38 to #37 - landartheconqueror (08/25/2013) [-]
cats, dogs, pigeons, raccoons, deer, squirrels
User avatar #39 to #38 - sanguinesolitude (08/25/2013) [-]
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 (08/25/2013) [-]
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 (08/25/2013) [-]
well chewing on biodegradeable paper isnt going to hurt a dog.
User avatar #56 to #55 - zaiopeperse (08/25/2013) [-]
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 (08/25/2013) [-]
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 (08/25/2013) [-]
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 (08/25/2013) [-]
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 (08/25/2013) [-]
Glad to hear =D Why is it that people hate earth day so much?
User avatar #68 to #67 - sanguinesolitude (08/25/2013) [-]
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 (08/25/2013) [-]
That's a fine theory, and a fine point as well. I like your style
#72 to #33 - likeabox (08/25/2013) [-]
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 (08/25/2013) [-]
Now you're just pulling **** out of your ass.
User avatar #104 to #47 - landartheconqueror (08/26/2013) [-]
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 (08/25/2013) [-]
they should leave you in the gutter

sorry, just wanted to be rude for a second
User avatar #52 to #50 - sanguinesolitude (08/25/2013) [-]
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 (08/25/2013) [-]
i'll take your mother out to a very nice, candlelit seafood dinner, and never call her again.
User avatar #103 to #82 - sanguinesolitude (08/26/2013) [-]
dorothy mantooth is a saint
#26 - grandterskrasao (08/25/2013) [-]
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.
#7 - adu (08/25/2013) [-]
What if they were all biodegradable cups?
What if they were all biodegradable cups?
#41 - kevinator ONLINE (08/25/2013) [-]
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 (08/25/2013) [-]
So they only eat flavoured cups?
User avatar #91 to #90 - kevinator ONLINE (08/25/2013) [-]
I've seen some eat ice cream cups because of the ice cream inside, yes.
User avatar #92 to #41 - lyder (08/25/2013) [-]
Yeah. I could never eat a plain cup. They go good with whipped cream though.
User avatar #58 to #41 - abbieru (08/25/2013) [-]
I know right

Must have Tabasco sauce.
#79 to #58 - Rascal (08/25/2013) [-]
Baily Jay.
User avatar #59 to #58 - mindsculptorjace (08/25/2013) [-]
Simi?
#61 to #41 - SgtBaha (08/25/2013) [-]
gif related
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User avatar #63 to #41 - vrthbvyfa (08/25/2013) [-]
Maybe not, but google pulp.
#70 to #41 - comradewinter (08/25/2013) [-]
**** , that girl is hot. I wish there were nudes of her.
#73 to #70 - Rascal (08/25/2013) [-]
was that supposed to be a joke?

i dont get sarcasm
#75 to #73 - comradewinter (08/25/2013) [-]
Not even gonna answer that.
User avatar #87 - newant (08/25/2013) [-]
To all the people arguing that those cups are biodegradable.
Yeah, those cups are going to decompose straight through that road.
#93 to #87 - kuci ONLINE (08/25/2013) [-]
This just in:

People clean that **** up right after the marathon!
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#97 to #96 - kuci ONLINE (08/25/2013) [-]
acted like me? The streets would be far cleaner then.

Sorry but I've actually helped out at distributing water at our city's big marathon event (1 time/year) and there's tons of people including me cleaning the streets of cups and other stuff after the marathons.

Don't jump to conclusions.
#98 to #97 - newant (08/25/2013) [-]
Yeah, you're right. I deleted the comment as soon I saw my wrongs.   
Forget what I said there.   
   
What I was trying to say is that the biodegradable argument is not a good one.   
It's supposed to argue that these cups aren't really a hazard and they'll decompose. Of course there are people to clean them up, so what's the point of saying they are biodegradable? Moreover, why would anyone jump to the conclusion that all of those paper cups are biodegradable? Isn't there still waxing on it?   
It's not like the conversation is about where the cups are going to go, but where the cups are immediately in the picture.
Yeah, you're right. I deleted the comment as soon I saw my wrongs.
Forget what I said there.

What I was trying to say is that the biodegradable argument is not a good one.
It's supposed to argue that these cups aren't really a hazard and they'll decompose. Of course there are people to clean them up, so what's the point of saying they are biodegradable? Moreover, why would anyone jump to the conclusion that all of those paper cups are biodegradable? Isn't there still waxing on it?
It's not like the conversation is about where the cups are going to go, but where the cups are immediately in the picture.
#100 to #98 - kuci ONLINE (08/25/2013) [-]
apology accepted.

Don't know anything about biodegradable mugs or what happens to them after we put them in the bins, I guess they just scorch it all.
User avatar #101 to #100 - newant (08/25/2013) [-]
No, they can't just scorch it all.
That's asking for hundreds of hippie protests and a mean energy crisis.
They move it into landfills or dumps. It's almost just reserved **** corners for a society.
#1 - benoamra (08/24/2013) [-]
I'm sure those are 100% post-consumer cups... pshhh hypocrites!
User avatar #2 - falconi (08/24/2013) [-]
Ah, sweet irony.
#89 - forcequest (08/25/2013) [-]
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User avatar #99 to #69 - mrmask (08/25/2013) [-]
actually its cardboard
User avatar #54 - axelboy (08/25/2013) [-]
Someone better pick up that **** .
User avatar #14 - Crusader (08/25/2013) [-]
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 (08/25/2013) [-]
shh, let them bitch and complain like they always do.
User avatar #34 to #14 - sanguinesolitude (08/25/2013) [-]
i heard they also put those soda 6-pack plastic rings around newborn puppies and ducklings
#6 - ImmortalBaconEater (08/25/2013) [-]
Da **** people
User avatar #4 - turian (08/25/2013) [-]
its just paper cups not nuklear waste or something...
User avatar #10 to #4 - fantomen (08/25/2013) [-]
My brother is a highly certified truck driver.
I traveled with him when he hauled nuclear waste once.
**** ain't even that dangerous, you can pick it up and handle it as long as you wash your hands afterwards. They're just dry grey pellets about the size of a D battery.

It's also shipped in near indestructible containers that can be hit by trains and burned in jet fuel fires for 12 hours without being damaged.
It's not the green sludge shipped in oil drums you see in B-movies.
#85 to #4 - Rascal (08/25/2013) [-]
Let us think how many trees those cups needed.

Let us hope that those cups will be recycled.
User avatar #57 - volxc (08/25/2013) [-]
People always pick up the cups after marathons
User avatar #16 - instakill (08/25/2013) [-]
have you guys ever heard of a street cleaner? you see, these devices go and pick up all of the trash on the road they are mostly used on main roads and along the routes of large events like this
User avatar #19 to #16 - redrex (08/25/2013) [-]
but where do all those cups go?
#21 to #19 - instakill (08/25/2013) [-]
probably to a recycling plant, or hell, since they are biodegradable they break down in less than a month when exposed to the elements they could be buried somewhere and the problem would sort itself out in short order
#17 - ohmytoast (08/25/2013) [-]
You know, this **** exists in real life too
User avatar #51 to #17 - robotvoice (08/25/2013) [-]
heh
this exists.
uses image from a videogame.
#18 to #17 - fisheaglee (08/25/2013) [-]
but, the **** ends up in landfill which makes the whole purpose of the marathon meaningless.
User avatar #20 to #18 - ohmytoast (08/25/2013) [-]
It's just paper cups, they'll biodegrade with the first rain
#29 to #20 - wickedwilliam ONLINE (08/25/2013) [-]
A cup which degrades with rain water?
#48 to #29 - anticitezenone ONLINE (08/25/2013) [-]
Ever get water on the outside of your paper cup?

**** sucks
User avatar #44 to #29 - brokentrucker (08/25/2013) [-]
>Paper+water=degradation
User avatar #49 to #29 - alhemicar (08/25/2013) [-]
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 (08/25/2013) [-]
you want the joj right?
User avatar #24 to #22 - ohmytoast (08/25/2013) [-]
The what?
#30 to #24 - fisheaglee (08/25/2013) [-]
damnit you asshole get back here and say you want the JOJ

(hoh sis)
User avatar #8 - teevee (08/25/2013) [-]
"oh, don't worry, it's biodegradable."
Yeah, it doesn't look messy and animals will definitely not try to eat or even get near them. And i'm sure they degrade in minutes.
#28 to #8 - Rascal (08/25/2013) [-]
there are dozens of volunteers that pick them up..
#95 - yisumad (08/25/2013) [-]
I'm going to attempt to run a marathon some day.   
 Who the 			****		 am I kidding? I get winded running to the back of my 			*******		 yard.
I'm going to attempt to run a marathon some day.
Who the **** am I kidding? I get winded running to the back of my ******* yard.
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