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Posted 4/17/11 , edited 4/17/11
NICE
http://www.crunchyroll.com/pulse/homer-in-japan-105724#comments
Definately going to leave this site if it isn't taken down.
So much for the heartfelt Donation by Crunchyroll right?
Yahoo News bit in case you don't know

"Amid the horror and devastation of the nuclear crisis in Japan, it can be easy to miss the heroism of the 50 emergency workers trying to prevent the full meltdown of the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear facility. It's not exaggeration to say that the safety of thousands of Japanese citizens hinges on the efforts of the crew of cleanup workers left behind after the remainder of the facility's roughly 800 employees have been evacuated amid hazardous levels of radiation. Even in a culture that places a premium on self-sacrifice, these ordinary workers are being extraordinarily selfless -- and could conceivably make the ultimate sacrifice for their fellow citizens' well-being.

Who these 50 workers are remains something of a mystery. Their employer, the Tokyo Electric Company, has not provided their details. But after a new explosion at the plant this morning, their fate may be becoming more perilous by the minute. As nuclear power consultant Arnold Gundersen told the New York Times, it's likely the company has approached older plant retirees with a sobering invitation to reinforce the plant safety crew. Plant managers "may also be asking for people to volunteer to receive additional exposure," Gundersen told the Times' Henry Fountain."

PULSE posted just this " Homer in Japan"
Posted 4/17/11
Well, it was a noble idea, at least.
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So your premise is that an attempt to make a joke negates the money that was donated?

I just gave my input in that article, noting the image contradicts the heroes putting their lives on the line. But giving aid to the troubled carries far more weight to me than trying to pitch a joke. A joke usually forms from sincere intents (unfortunately evil can be a result from such intent too). It's not a successful joke, I understand it's potential to be upsetting. But I'm a little offended by your own angle presented, that this alone belittles the most ideal contribution we can easily make. Why did that act mean so little to you that you've discredited it in this instant?
Posted 4/17/11 , edited 4/17/11
It wasn't funny at all, but I'm not offended by it in any way.

Also, the mentality of the Japanese trying to fix the plant is different than our own. Where we see it as selfless heroics, they see it as part of what they get paid to do. They are completing a task that is related to why they were hired. It is their duty as part of the job requirement to keep the plant in stable condition.

And how was it easy to oversee this? The first thing I thought about when I heard about the crippled power plant was the obvious risks to the people inside who are working non stop in critical conditions to try and prevent a major disaster. Working in the facility is literally where the radiation count is the densest. They will most likely live less than 5 years, if even 1.

If you want to get the right feeling for the situation. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l2kwie-gs2o&feature=related - Good luck swallowing your fate, it's surprisingly easy yet immensely terrifying at the same time.
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i understand what you are saying that its wrong to post those images at the moment but cmon leaving CR bcuz of it is taking it out of proportion. dude supporting CR helps us!. who likes watching anime and some asian dramas.
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I didn't really see any attempt to make a joke. I just take it at face value which is " People in japan are freaking out about a radioactive incident " is suppose to be funny.
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dude, all Pulse post come from DailyBento so probably have to take it up with them.
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Idunno I just view any man or woman that cries to their mother that they do not want to die but end up staying regardless of their emotions as a hero.

Very calming music by the way.
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Not to mention DailyBento is taking these pics from a certain StarCraft forum a week later after they're posted... The lack of originality is truly a sad thing, but the lack of decency is even worse.
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Posted 4/17/11
lol. Might be too soon, but whatever. Get over it man.
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varnlestoff wrote:

It wasn't funny at all, but I'm not offended by it in any way.

Also, the mentality of the Japanese trying to fix the plant is different than our own. Where we see it as selfless heroics, they see it as part of what they get paid to do. They are completing a task that is related to why they were hired. It is their duty as part of the job requirement to keep the plant in stable condition.

And how was it easy to oversee this? The first thing I thought about when I heard about the crippled power plant was the obvious risks to the people inside who are working non stop in critical conditions to try and prevent a major disaster. Working in the facility is literally where the radiation count is the densest. They will most likely live less than 5 years, if even 1.

If you want to get the right feeling for the situation. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l2kwie-gs2o&feature=related - Good luck swallowing your fate, it's surprisingly easy yet immensely terrifying at the same time.


i dont get why u guys take this pic so seriously

@varnlestoff nice song i love it alot thx for putting the link ^.^
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Posted 4/17/11

TerraGamerX wrote:

So your premise is that an attempt to make a joke negates the money that was donated?


Most of that money came from us the Crunchroll customers. The Donation will help many people. However I don't make it a habit to go through the efforts of banding sympathizers together for a Donation only to show them a picture of a tasteless if at all a joke about the aftermath of what they have donated towards.
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image source: http://satwcomic.com/
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Posted 4/17/11 , edited 4/17/11
i am going say this once and only once CR DOES NOT UPLOAD THOSE, those are from a different sight called the daily bento
http://www.dailybento.com/2011/04/condom-usb-drive/ cr is linked to them and updated when they are, they have no control over what the idiots there post., it's like having your face book account synced with your cr profile, sometimes you have to be careful what you put in the headline. Jesus f-ing Christ why can't people do any research? This also pissed me off but what the hell do expect? It did get a cheap laugh sadly but only causeless i was watching my Simpson season 7 box-set
Posted 4/17/11 , edited 4/17/11
Is it something to be detested? Maybe to some it's bad taste but the last thing people need there or anywhere is a frenzy of people saying whoa how insensitive this is. They need good mood and support, not flame wars.

I hope people can at least not take it so seriously. Try too see Homer Simpson's clueless and confounded appearance and imagine him in a crisis, it's damn funny. And common he's a fictional character so know ones going to get hurt if he stuffs up.

I guess you can laugh at this from that perspective. Though you'd be even more of a clueless dolt to think the people of Japan are like Homer.
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