and coming to grand rapids, MI

Posted by: sean

and coming to grand rapids, MI - 03/27/06 07:43 AM

<a href="http://www.impactlab.com/modules.php?name=News&file=article&sid=7500">link here</a><br><br><img src="http://homepage.mac.com/jayhawk/.Pictures/Japan-Ocean-Dome-Miyazaki-low.jpg" width="650" height="487"/><br><br>that's Japan's Indoor Man-Made Beach -- <a href="http://www.seagaia.co.jp/english/odr/od.html">Ocean Dome</a>. (more photos <a href="http://www.impactlab.com/modules.php?name=News&file=article&sid=7500">here</a>).<br><br>there are <a href="http://www.woodtv.com/Global/story.asp?S=4608978&nav=menu44_2_2">rumors swirling</a> about property here in grand rapids that is about the same size. rumors also indicate that this proposed development will be only the second in the world and serve some sort of “entertainment” purpose. gotta be the ocean dome, eh? <br><br>--<br>"I am mindful that diversity is one of the strengths of the country" --president bush on 9/27/05
Posted by: Pete

Re: and coming to grand rapids, MI - 03/27/06 07:48 AM

I honestly don't know whether to be awe-struck or disgusted. That's amazing, though...I'll bet this is what ALL of our beach-going experiences are like about 300 years from now...<br><br><br>
Posted by: steveg

Re: and coming to grand rapids, MI - 03/27/06 07:54 AM

I'm seeing Bruce Dern in SIlent Running all over again.<br><br>
Posted by: steveg

Re: and coming to grand rapids, MI - 03/27/06 07:55 AM

Assuming the planet will be here 300 hundred years from now. <br><br>
Posted by: sean

Re: and coming to grand rapids, MI - 03/27/06 07:57 AM

while i'd love to go to the beach during michigan winters (typically september - august), i was just using this as excuse to post that japan domed beach. amazing. and, it's just a few hundred yards from a real beach. people pay $50 to get in as well. wow. wow. wow!<br><br>--<br>"I am mindful that diversity is one of the strengths of the country" --president bush on 9/27/05
Posted by: Biggerfoot

Re: and coming to grand rapids, MI - 03/27/06 08:06 AM

Well after going boating and swimming in frigid Lake Michigan...a warm place to enjoy the water would be nice!<br><br>_______<br>
Posted by: Bryan

Re: and coming to grand rapids, MI - 03/27/06 08:07 AM

Wow..that couldn't suck more. First of all, that's an open sewer...people are filthy animals when it comes to public pools. <br><br>Second, the real beach is so much better I was at Myrtle Beach yesterday...a much nicer view than the poopy dome! <br><br><br><br>
Posted by: youreds

Re: and coming to grand rapids, MI - 03/27/06 08:20 AM

The Planet will still be here, but mankind won't.<br><br>
Posted by: Pete

Re: and coming to grand rapids, MI - 03/27/06 08:50 AM

We humans have such egos to think we could wreck a whole planet, don't we? <br><br>We're fleas on a big dog's back - sooner or later, it's going to shake us off and start over...<br><br>
Posted by: steveg

Re: and coming to grand rapids, MI - 03/27/06 09:17 AM

Whew! Glad I'm not part of Mankind, then. <br><br>
Posted by: Trog

Re: and coming to grand rapids, MI - 03/27/06 09:38 AM

<blockquote><font size=1>In reply to:</font><hr><p>First of all, that's an open sewer...people are filthy animals when it comes to public pools.<p><hr></blockquote><p>My first thought too. I can't even stick my feet in public pools *shudder*<br><br>
Posted by: Michael

Re: and coming to grand rapids, MI - 03/27/06 09:51 AM

They have an 11 acre man made beach complete with tides at Mandalay Bay in Las Vegas. It just isn't covered. I agree with John though. Having grown up a half hours drive from the Atlantic coast beaches to me you have to have wide open bright blue skies, 50 mile horizon of nothing but water and that salty smell of the ocean. <br><br>
Posted by: Anonymous

Re: and coming to grand rapids, MI - 03/27/06 09:52 AM

I'd pay $50 to get in ~ once. It would be something to see.<br><br>But think of what it takes to support an artificial environment like that. Water supplies may well prove to be the next "shortage" crisis of this century. It's obscene to think even now of how many third world citizens could benefit from better use of the water needed to provide the Japanese with a faux beachfront. Then consider the energy consumption just to keep the air refreshed/recharged.<br><br>When this old ball of dirt finally shrugs us off like the fleas we are, we'll finally regret, among other things, our insatiable penchant for idiot things like artificial environments.<br><br>Hmmmm. Think I'll save my $50 for good seats at the ball game.<br><br><br><br><br>[color:blue]And I'm the one that jaded you . . .</font color=blue>
Posted by: SgtBaxter

Re: and coming to grand rapids, MI - 03/27/06 09:53 AM

<blockquote><font size=1>In reply to:</font><hr><p>people are filthy animals when it comes to public pools<p><hr></blockquote><p><br>I hate to tell you this, but Myrtle Beach is more polluted than any public swimming pool.<br><br>
Posted by: Bryan

Re: and coming to grand rapids, MI - 03/27/06 09:55 AM

I didn't say I swam in it...I just said it had a better view! <br><br>
Posted by: SgtBaxter

Re: and coming to grand rapids, MI - 03/27/06 09:57 AM

<blockquote><font size=1>In reply to:</font><hr><p>rumors also indicate that this proposed development will be only the second in the world and serve some sort of “entertainment” purpose.<p><hr></blockquote><p><br>Could also be an indoor ski mountain like the one in Dubai.<br><br>
Posted by: Trog

Re: and coming to grand rapids, MI - 03/27/06 10:41 AM

<blockquote><font size=1>In reply to:</font><hr><p>I hate to tell you this, but Myrtle Beach is more polluted than any public swimming pool.<p><hr></blockquote><p>With human feces?! <br><br><br>The pools are mostly sanitary due to the eye-gouging, hair-dying, stomach-wrenching levels of hypochlorite, but I'd still rather swim through a PCB soup than a sterile stew of human feces, sweat, body oil, urine, skin and hair. Its a mental thing.<br><br>
Posted by: polymerase

Re: and coming to grand rapids, MI - 03/27/06 10:51 AM

<blockquote><font size=1>In reply to:</font><hr><p>But think of what it takes to support an artificial environment like that. Water supplies may well prove to be the next "shortage" crisis of this century.<p><hr></blockquote><p>I have no idea how they run it but because it is domed it might not use much water at all once it is filled. They could recover all of the condensate and it could be a closed system. The water could be clean enough to drink with proper filtration. They don't need to use chlorine. There are oxygenated systems which can clean the water without chemicals. I was swimming in such a pool last night (and every Sunday night.) <br><br>Swimming pools in desert environments are another matter. They consume unbelievable amounts of water and the sources are being used up. Looking at the bath tub ring on Lake Powell raises some concern. <br><br><br><br>(__*__)(__*__)(__*__)(__*__)(__*__)(__*__)
Posted by: SgtBaxter

Re: and coming to grand rapids, MI - 03/27/06 02:42 PM

<blockquote><font size=1>In reply to:</font><hr><p>I'd still rather swim through a PCB soup than a sterile stew of human feces, sweat, body oil, urine, skin and hair. Its a mental thing.<p><hr></blockquote><p><br>Well then I hope you've never used a public phone, sat in a movie theater or touched a computer keyboard :D<br><br>
Posted by: Anonymous

Re: and coming to grand rapids, MI - 03/27/06 03:57 PM

Or touched the door knobs in a public restroom, pushed a grocery cart, pumped gas . . . <br><br>If sharing germs were as deadly as some of us fear, we'd all be loooooong gone.<br><br>We have more to fear from the over use of anitbacterial soap, vaccinations and flu shots.<br><br><br><br><br>[color:blue]And I'm the one that jaded you . . .</font color=blue>
Posted by: Trog

Re: and coming to grand rapids, MI - 03/27/06 03:59 PM

Public phones have gone the way of the passenger pigeon, movie theaters suck and I don't mind my own filth. <br><br>
Posted by: Trog

Re: and coming to grand rapids, MI - 03/27/06 04:02 PM

As I mentioned above, public pools are so full of oxidizing agents that the water is probably less likely to have a living microbe in it than the tap water at my home. But, just because all the coliforms have been oxidized all to hell doesn't mean the turd isn't still there. <br><br>
Posted by: OSXaddict

Re: and coming to grand rapids, MI - 03/27/06 04:10 PM

But, just because all the coliforms have been oxidized all to hell doesn't mean the turd isn't still there. <br><br>Uh..where do you swim?! <br><br>
Posted by: steveg

Re: and coming to grand rapids, MI - 03/27/06 04:15 PM

Was it Caddy Shack where Bill Murry wants the pool to himself and tosses a candy bar in and yells DOOOOOODEEEEEEE!!! ? <br><br>
Posted by: Trog

Re: and coming to grand rapids, MI - 03/27/06 04:34 PM

It was a Baby Ruth, but Bill didn't toss it in, he was saddled with the job of draining and cleaning the pool (and later eating the candy bar when he realized what it was).<br><br>And John, its not where I swim, but where I don't swim. <br><br>
Posted by: steveg

Re: and coming to grand rapids, MI - 03/27/06 04:52 PM

Oy. *rolls eyes* He even remembers the friggin' brand! <br><br>
Posted by: OSXaddict

Re: and coming to grand rapids, MI - 03/27/06 04:59 PM

Hey..Caddy Shack is a classic! <br><br>
Posted by: Trog

Re: and coming to grand rapids, MI - 03/27/06 05:00 PM

This look like a pool in your neighborhood, John? <br><br><br><br><br>
Posted by: OSXaddict

Re: and coming to grand rapids, MI - 03/27/06 05:31 PM

We dont have nothing fancy like those folks!<br><br>We used to have this one...<br><br><br><br><br>but we have upgraded and now we have an inground swimming pool!<br><br><br><br><br><br>
Posted by: yoyo52

Re: and coming to grand rapids, MI - 03/27/06 07:47 PM

<br><br>. . . . . Here's lookin' at [color:red]you</font color=red> kid.
Posted by: Michael

Re: and coming to grand rapids, MI - 03/27/06 08:10 PM

DOODY!<br><br>
Posted by: carp

Re: and coming to grand rapids, MI - 03/27/06 08:30 PM

Hahahahahahahah<br>Hahahhahahahaha<br><br>Hey we need 5 of those on each island <br><br>Just kidding<br>In Japan it would make sense not only because its friggin cold there, like in Michigan as well and the beaches are crowded when its warm , so it makes sense to build artificial beaches = cool . Plus there would be no sharks , sea urchins , poisonous fish , coral that would slice a person to sherds , man of wars and jelly fish , rough waves that break bones<br><br>As for me , all I can think of is all them kids taking a pee in that pool - I'll take a pass and stick to the real ocean<br><br>
Posted by: Trog

Re: and coming to grand rapids, MI - 03/27/06 08:53 PM

What the heck? That guy sure does get around!<br><br><br><br><br>
Posted by: carp

Re: and coming to grand rapids, MI - 03/27/06 08:59 PM

I am more concerned about the El-Camino and why do they have their hands in front of their mouths , did the kid pee in the pool - LOL<br><br><br>
Posted by: mojo_jojo

Re: and coming to grand rapids, MI - 03/29/06 06:01 PM

It's an indoor version of the Typhoon Lagoon wave pool.<br><br>