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The New New Seven Wonders of the World

Unread postby Eryx » 10 March 2020, 03:06

So, at first there were seven wonders of the world, beautiful or symbolic construction done by humans and representations of how far the human mind can go. Those were:

1. The Great Pyramid of Giza

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2. Hanging Gardens of Babylon

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3. Statue of Zeus at Olympia

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4. The Temple of Artemis

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5. The Mausoleum at Halicarnassus

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6. The Colossus of Rhodes

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7. Lighthouse of Alexandria

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Then, people figured those were too old, so they came up with newer lists to acknowledge other monuments.

1. Catacombs of Kom el Shoqafa l

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2. Colosseum

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3. Great Wall of China

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4. Hagia Sophia

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5. The Leaning Tower of Pisa

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6. The Porcelain Tower of Nanjing

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7. Stonehenge

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Disputed:

1. Cairo Citadel

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2. Cluny Abbey

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3. Ely Cathedral

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4. Taj Mahal

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In 2000, they came out with the newer seven wonders of the world.

1. Great Wall of China

2. Petra

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3. Colosseum

4. Chichen Itza

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5. Machu Picchu

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6. Taj Mahal

7. Christ the Redeemer

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Now, let's pick our own seven wonders of the world! Any monument or structure that still hasn't been featured can be suggested. The most liked posts will tell us who the winners are!
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Re: The New New Seven Wonders of the World

Unread postby Nebulous » 10 March 2020, 06:29

All of those are impressive. I’ve never seen any of them in person. I have seen the Golden Gate Bridge and the Space Needle (in San Francisco and Seattle) but I wouldn’t consider either a “wonder of the world” or anything.
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Re: The New New Seven Wonders of the World

Unread postby Jryski » 10 March 2020, 12:58

I would’ve loved to see the hanging gardens of babylon.
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Re: The New New Seven Wonders of the World

Unread postby Magic J » 10 March 2020, 20:39

Behold! The Seven Wonders of the World!

1. King Tut's Wah Wah Hut. Location: Glasgow, Scotland

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Legendary gig place, with easily the least sticky floors of any venue in the land and a cool staircase with the names
of all the band's who've performed there. If you haven't played King Tut's, then you're nothing, son. Frequent haunt of
a certain someone, which makes it even cooler.

Highlights: Be sure to sample the local tipple, Tennants Lager. Best imbibed in large quanitities.


2. Statue of the Duke of Wellington. Location: Glasgow, Scotland

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A big bronze statue of the Duke of Wellington. It has a cone on it's head. It was designed that way. Legend says that
should the cone ever be removed, a terrible darkness shall descend, and great lamentations heard throughout the land.

Highlights: Visit on Saturday night to have a chance to spot one of the elusive Defenders of the Cone, locked in constant
battle with the villanous City Council, who's hi-vis henchmen strive to remove the cone and bring about the Terrible
Darkness for their own twisted ends.


3. The Finneston Crane. Location: Glasgow, Scotland

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A big fucking crane. Seriously it's huge.

Highlights: This is the biggest crane you've ever seen. Best seen from across the river in the the derelict
post-industrial wastelands of Govan/Ibrox.


4. 24-Hour Greggs. Location: Glasgow, Scotland

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A gift from our friends from Northumbria, the 24-hour Greggs is the finest Greggs on the face of the planet, serving
pastry and congealed grease at all hours, and providing sustenance for all, from the jakeyist jakey to the junkiest junky.
Rumour has it that Gregg, the man himself, has been spotted here on several occassions.

Highlights: Haut cuisine, dress appropriately. The sausage roll/steak bake combo is best consumed post-Bucky-induced-vomit.


5. Big Stone Vagina. Location: Glasgow, Scotland.

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As described. Stands outside the School of Archaeology.

Highlights: Go through the stone vagina. You know you want to.


6. Squinty Bridge. Location: Glasgow, Scotland.

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A bridge that's squinty.

Highlights: The squint.


7. Glasgow School of Art. Location: Glasgow, Scotland.

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Designed in the Art Neuveau style by Charles Rennie Makintosh, this exquisite building is primarily know for its impressive
frontage and for being on fire a lot.

Highlight: You've missed the fires. The hoardings around the ruins might have some funny graffiti, though, so do have a
look.

Honorable Mention - "Boris Johnson is a Fanny No. 2: Spraypaint on Concrete". Location: Glasgow, Scotland.

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Marvel at this daring, but subtle piece by an unknown artist, which Roberta Smith of the New York Times has described as "simply stunning". Admire the masterful flourishes and calm control the artist has over the spray can, and note the cheeky misspelling; an insight into the rebellious soul of this astute illustrator and satirist. Building upon their past works, such as the lauded "Boris Johnson is a Fanny No. 1: Spraypaint on Concrete", the artist can be seen here to have grown and matured: the work emphasising complex themes such as the ubiquitousness of human folly, and darker notes on the irredeemability of man.

Highlights: The "fanny" part is particularly hilarious.
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Re: The New New Seven Wonders of the World

Unread postby Derek » 11 March 2020, 01:35

I don't want to shit on Brazil but that statue is fucking ugly.
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Re: The New New Seven Wonders of the World

Unread postby poolerboy0077 » 11 March 2020, 04:37

The Hanging Gardens of Babylon looks like something Trump would have designed.
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Re: The New New Seven Wonders of the World

Unread postby Eryx » 11 March 2020, 06:33

Derek wrote:I don't want to shit on Brazil but that statue is fucking ugly.
I'm not really fond of it either, but it works well enough with the rest of the scenery. Definitely could be better, though.

If I could name something here as a World Wonder, I'd probably pick the Municipal Theater in Rio over the Christ Redeemer statue.

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Re: The New New Seven Wonders of the World

Unread postby poolerboy0077 » 11 March 2020, 16:22

Classical and neoclassical architecture is so much more attractive than most modern garbage—and better built. I couldn’t help but laugh when I heard that the marble panels on the Grand Arch were falling.
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Re: The New New Seven Wonders of the World

Unread postby Brenden » 11 March 2020, 16:25

Magic J wrote:Highlight: You've missed the fires.

But no worry, it's a regular event!
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Re: The New New Seven Wonders of the World

Unread postby Brenden » 11 March 2020, 16:26

Eryx wrote:
Derek wrote:I don't want to shit on Brazil but that statue is fucking ugly.
I'm not really fond of it either, but it works well enough with the rest of the scenery. Definitely could be better, though.

If I could name something here as a World Wonder, I'd probably pick the Municipal Theater in Rio over the Christ Redeemer statue.

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This building is all over the place. :blargh: It's like they tried to shove some element of every architectural style and period they thought might look okay together onto what is ostensibly the shape of an opera house.
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Re: The New New Seven Wonders of the World

Unread postby poolerboy0077 » 11 March 2020, 16:37

Brenden wrote:This building is all over the place. :blargh:

It’s modeled on Eclecticism. I don’t see it as a bad thing. It’s just taking elements that work for various styles and merging them together, like if you took Timothée Chalamet’s suaveness, Justin Bieber’s nose, Troye Sivan’s waist, Connor Jessup’s skin and Simon’s ass and merged them all into one super twink. :gaping:
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Re: The New New Seven Wonders of the World

Unread postby Capt._Trips » 11 March 2020, 23:14

I think the palm islands in Dubai are a good candidate. Far from perfect but ambitious for sure.
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Also st Peter's Basilica in Vatican city. ( all of Vatican city should be concidered tbh)
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Angkor wat in Cambodia is another good candidate.
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I could come up with plenty i think worthy for some reasons. The Hoover dam in Nevada, the Statue of Liberty, Leshan Giant Buddha in china, St. Basil cathedral in Moscow, the carved temples in Ethiopia. All are worthy for some reason or another.
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Re: The New New Seven Wonders of the World

Unread postby Capt._Trips » 12 March 2020, 03:21

I hope to see other peoples opinions on what us as people have done.
Not just a stone vagina. .lol.
What are you guys favorites/ least favorites of the original or updated list? Let's discuss this...... Maybe
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Re: The New New Seven Wonders of the World

Unread postby poolerboy0077 » 12 March 2020, 03:43

So no one is going to mention the world’s oldest In-n-Out? Wow. Just wow.
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