is an exceptionally vile bit of spoiled, trustfunder, narcissism, even for them.
Forget the lawyers. Send the French frogmen after them.
And what was even the point? "We could have Photoshopped this ad in
five minutes, but instead we decided to do it physically, run up our expense account, and do unfixable damage to an ancient indigenous artistic/religious feat of engineering"?
Posted by: Suburbanbanshee at Fri Dec 12 15:20:49 2014 (ZJVQ5)
It was actually better than I expected. When I first heard about the damage, I was expecting to see tire tracks across The Monkey or something like that.
Still horrible, though.
Posted by: Wonderduck at Fri Dec 12 15:47:23 2014 (jGQR+)
Oddly, this is the first time I have see a photo of that hummingbird figure with a human nearby. For some reason I always imagined the figures were much larger...
Posted by: Siergen at Fri Dec 12 17:16:46 2014 (r3+4f)
It looks like most of them are going to spend some quality time inside of a Peruvian jail.
Posted by: Steven Den Beste at Fri Dec 12 17:28:02 2014 (+rSRq)
It is greatly to be hoped. Stupid smug self-gratifying bastages.
Posted by: Pixy Misa at Fri Dec 12 20:38:00 2014 (PiXy!)
I'm gonna be the contrarian here. Got no use for Greenpeace and it's a dumb publicity stunt, sure.
That said, seriously, -footprints-? If the surface is bare rock, assuming the Greenpeace guys weren't ramming in pitons to hold down their banners, there just ain't gonna be any wear. If it's dirt, the idea that footprints would last more than a few weeks (or less depending on weather) is just silly.
Mother Nature ain't -that- fragile!
Posted by: Avatar_exADV at Sat Dec 13 05:52:40 2014 (ZeBdf)
Avatar - yes, seriously, footprints. The only reason the Nazca Lines have lasted as long as they have is that there is
no weather there - no rain, almost no wind, and not even much temperature variation. The lines themselves are only a few inches deep.
Posted by: Pixy Misa at Sat Dec 13 16:49:44 2014 (PiXy!)
Someone showed a link to a local (?) newspaper showing after pictures. They left marks all over the place that are clearly visible and basically, since they scoured away the thin dark layer over the lighter under layer, are never going to go away. It's like making tracks in snow, except that the evidence isn't going to vanish in a season.
Ah, here we go
Posted by: RickC at Sun Dec 14 14:50:00 2014 (0a7VZ)
Oops, forgot to add: in the first picture, look at the red area: all the marks there were created by these idiots.
Posted by: RickC at Sun Dec 14 14:50:35 2014 (0a7VZ)
I don't know if have places that are so fragile in U.S.. At some point, I was leaving tracks in Blackrock and watching how long it takes Google Maps to see them. They had to be reviewed every other year, or else rains would gradually erase them.
Another odd place like that is Botswana - the original area of Aloe. It's a plant that can live almost without water, but it withers really easily and any frost is fatal for it.
Posted by: Pete Zaitcev at Mon Dec 15 17:56:57 2014 (RqRa5)
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