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Deberg_1990
06-14-2012, 12:52 PM
Sucks bad apples have to ruin the fun for everyone.....


http://www.kansascity.com/2012/06/13/3657189/behavior-by-a-few-ruined-crown.html


So the unwashed masses are being chased out of the fountain at Crown Center.
Should have happened a long time ago.
Management at Crown Center has been open, honest and gracious about the decision. Iíll be more blunt.

They donít want to get sued for children slipping, falling and cracking their heads open. And they donít want some ugly bacterial infection caused by toddler poop, or just too many humans, in the water sprays.

The new ban is not racial, as some have alleged. Families of all backgrounds played there. But a lack of class ó in the form of common sense when it comes to public spaces ó definitely played a role.

People should have realized the fountain area wasnít meant to be a water park. A little splish-splash fun, maybe spend even a half-hour there, sure. But donít bring a folding chair and expect to park yourself all day. Doing so displays an over-reaching sense of entitlement. And itís a form that shows up regularly, unrelated to bank account size.
The nearest bathrooms are up the steps and in the parking garage by the ice rink.
The only time porta-potties are present is for the many events that are intended to draw large numbers of people for several hours.

Crown Center admits that dirty diapers played a role in the decision to ban people from running through the circulating water.
Wet diapers have come down; spillage has occurred. It was inevitable, given the increasing numbers drawn to the fountains this summer.

Most parents probably just gather junior up, slap on a new diaper and carry on.
But if the security officers see a major diaper mishap, they are supposed to order the fountain shut down, get the feces scooped up and then the whole thing has to be drained and treated (shocked is the term) with chlorine.

Best just not to allow wee ones to waddle through, repeatedly, for hours.
Crown Center is after all, a business. Management walks the line between offering free events and attractions to draw crowds and monitoring the numbers that come for the safety and the enjoyment of all. And still turn a dollar, lots of dollars, to keep the place afloat.
Weíre a long way from 1967, when New York architect Edward Larrabee Barnes was chosen to design the master plan for the 85-acre Crown Center project. He died in 2004, so no asking his opinion now.

Archival files show that he requested more open space within the center of the development, with plenty of room for greenery, art objects and waterfalls.
The fountain opened in 1972 and underwent an overhaul in 2006, adding the ability to synchronize the columns of water to music.

Still, itís a safe bet Barnes never envisioned it as a public bidet.

gblowfish
06-14-2012, 12:55 PM
I blame Obama.

mikey23545
06-14-2012, 12:58 PM
I blame Obama.

It's not his fault, only the kind of people who vote for him are to blame.

gblowfish
06-14-2012, 01:00 PM
The kind of people who vote for Obama are the ones who have to scrape the shit out of the fountain.

The ones who don't are the ones that shut it down.

Dante84
06-14-2012, 01:04 PM
It's not his fault, only the kind of people who vote for him are to blame.

undertone.....

mnchiefsguy
06-14-2012, 01:06 PM
Kind of a shame, but hard to fault the decision. The same folks that are polluting the fountain would be the first ones to sue if they got sick from the waste filled water.

qabbaan
06-14-2012, 01:10 PM
is there anything more white trash than taking your kids to swim in a fountain? dirty diapers and all?

blaise
06-14-2012, 01:10 PM
I blame Obama.

That's weird, he blamed George Bush.

blaise
06-14-2012, 01:12 PM
is there anything more white trash than taking your kids to swim in a fountain? dirty diapers and all?

It's not really swimming. It's running through jets that come out of the ground. Maybe it's just me, but if you built it the way it's built you're sort of inviting people to run through it.

Pitt Gorilla
06-14-2012, 01:16 PM
It's not his fault, only the kind of people who vote for him are to blame.WTF.

Lumpy
06-14-2012, 01:16 PM
Do they not sell "Little Swimmers" in KC?

http://cn1.kaboodle.com/hi/img/2/0/0/d7/9/AAAAAg-jnBkAAAAAANeS5g.jpg?v=1204317324000

RedDread
06-14-2012, 01:21 PM
It's not his fault, only the kind of people who vote for him are to blame.

http://i2.photobucket.com/albums/y49/Fooster/shithole.jpg

tomahawk kid
06-14-2012, 01:22 PM
Gotta say, I'm (sadly) not surprised.

Micjones
06-14-2012, 01:29 PM
They only recently someone could slip and fall running through the fountain?
New management or did someone actually slip and fall?

KCUnited
06-14-2012, 01:33 PM
I feces a lot of backlash over this.

CrazyPhuD
06-14-2012, 02:00 PM
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tredadda
06-14-2012, 02:05 PM
It's not his fault, only the kind of people who vote for him are to blame.

Nope. It's Bush's fault- MSNBC

Dragonocho
06-14-2012, 02:12 PM
Dick Vermeil would make them put their diapers on

Bearcat
06-14-2012, 02:13 PM
The new ban is not racial, as some have alleged.

:facepalm:

gblowfish
06-14-2012, 02:51 PM
Let's all go down there and use it as a bidet....

KCUnited
06-14-2012, 02:55 PM
is there anything more white trash than taking your kids to swim in a fountain? dirty diapers and all?

The unnecessary "s" on the end of Walmart?

BigOlChiefsfan
06-14-2012, 02:56 PM
Whiz kids

mikey23545
06-14-2012, 03:01 PM
WTF.

http://i2.photobucket.com/albums/y49/Fooster/shithole.jpg

Hmmm...I wonder who was the first poster to bring up Obama?

I blame Obama.

mr. tegu
06-14-2012, 03:02 PM
Do they not sell "Little Swimmers" in KC?

http://cn1.kaboodle.com/hi/img/2/0/0/d7/9/AAAAAg-jnBkAAAAAANeS5g.jpg?v=1204317324000

It's not a pool...it's a fountain in the middle of a popular shopping and hotel district in downtown KC. And it's not even really a fountain with a basin of water like some might be thinking. It's just jets of water shooting out of the ground that are used for cooling off on a hot day.

gblowfish
06-14-2012, 03:05 PM
Hmmm...I wonder who was the first poster to bring up Obama?

Humor is lost on ideologues.

qabbaan
06-14-2012, 03:09 PM
:facepalm:

"If I had a son, he'd be playing in the fountain at Crown Center."

gblowfish
06-14-2012, 03:11 PM
You think the timing on this has anything to do with the All Star game being here in a month? Think they'll be cracking down on homeless people downtown in the next couple weeks too? Just askin.

sedated
06-14-2012, 03:16 PM
Hmmm...I wonder who was the first poster to bring up Obama?

Ironic that a joke intended to make fun of people like you not only brought you out from under your rock, but went completely over your head.

sedated
06-14-2012, 03:17 PM
You think the timing on this has anything to do with the All Star game being here in a month? Think they'll be cracking down on homeless people downtown in the next couple weeks too? Just askin.

I canít remember what event recently (maybe Big 12 tournament?), they gave notice downtown that cops would be strictly enforcing jaywalking laws. That struck me as strange.

|Zach|
06-14-2012, 03:18 PM
Ironic that a joke intended to make fun of people like you not only brought you out from under your rock, but went completely over your head.

ROFL

Predarat
06-14-2012, 03:20 PM
They are now going to swin in the fountains at Kauffman instead.

mikeyis4dcats.
06-14-2012, 03:24 PM
it's a good thing Chicago planned ahead when they designed their anti-slip and anti-germ fountain

http://www.google.com/url?source=imglanding&ct=img&q=http://www.channel4.com/culture/microsites/B/bigart/images/artists/plensa1.jpg&sa=X&ei=XFbaT6vDKqS-2gWf6JjxAQ&ved=0CAkQ8wc&usg=AFQjCNENO2TYg4YIpb9-CJtVdXxPJbR1kA

Lumpy
06-14-2012, 03:40 PM
It's not a pool...it's a fountain in the middle of a popular shopping and hotel district in downtown KC. And it's not even really a fountain with a basin of water like some might be thinking. It's just jets of water shooting out of the ground that are used for cooling off on a hot day.

Um, ok? :shrug: I'm aware that this isn't at a pool. The Little Swimmers are designed for water play, (not just to wear in a pool). A standard diaper isn't designed to hold water and they can bust open.

blaise
06-14-2012, 04:27 PM
Humor is lost on ideologues.

I know, Pitt Gorilla didn't get the joke.

ZootedGranny
06-14-2012, 05:40 PM
They only recently someone could slip and fall running through the fountain?
New management or did someone actually slip and fall?

It's not new management, but an increased number of incidents over the past couple of years. As of late, they've needed to shock the fountains a couple of times per week.

Thig Lyfe
06-14-2012, 08:37 PM
I blame society.

Thig Lyfe
06-14-2012, 08:37 PM
But I blame AMERICA first!!!

Okie_Apparition
06-14-2012, 09:33 PM
Damn it there is a whole wide river
& the kids can learn to noodle

BillSelfsTrophycase
06-14-2012, 09:40 PM
But I blame AMERICA first!!!


I blame Cassel

Fairplay
06-14-2012, 10:21 PM
I seen that coming a mile away.

Demonpenz
06-14-2012, 10:28 PM
Management says the it's not racist but plans on banning Jerseys, flat billed hats, and any person with skin darker than the inside of a rolo.

Demonpenz
06-14-2012, 10:29 PM
I seen that coming a mile away.

I don't know. On google maps you can barely see it from 1/3 mile away.

Simply Red
06-14-2012, 11:50 PM
WTF.

lol

ottawa_chiefs_fan
06-15-2012, 04:33 AM
http://sports.espn.go.com/media/pg2/2002/0726/photo/pool.jpg

Bob Dole
06-15-2012, 06:03 AM
Bob Dole is amazed by the increasing nuber of used diapers found all over the place. How anyone could think it is someone else's responsibility to pick up their child's shit filled diaper is beyond comprehension.
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Deberg_1990
06-15-2012, 06:20 AM
Bob Dole is amazed by the increasing nuber of used diapers found all over the place. How anyone could think it is someone else's responsibility to pick up their child's shit filled diaper is beyond comprehension.
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For that matter, im always amazed at littering anywhere. Is it that hard to throw your trash away really?

Pick it up and find a trash can. Or keep it in your car until a trash can can be found or you get home.

JD10367
06-15-2012, 07:21 AM
Bob Dole is amazed by the increasing nuber of used diapers found all over the place. How anyone could think it is someone else's responsibility to pick up their child's shit filled diaper is beyond comprehension.
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"People" and "think" are oxymorons. The things I see people do and say amaze me. From this subject, which I also find outside doors of the movie theaters I work in, to just small occurrences of a lack of common sense or simple intelligence... it's hard to believe this country still functions.

Chocolate Hog
06-15-2012, 01:52 PM
It's not his fault, only the kind of people who vote for him are to blame.

More racist posting from Mikey? No way.

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blaise
06-15-2012, 02:06 PM
More racist posting from Mikey? No way.

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Seems like you're the one associating it with race. Unless I missed the report that all of Obama's voters were one race.

Phobia
06-15-2012, 02:15 PM
Bob Dole is amazed by the increasing nuber of used diapers found all over the place. How anyone could think it is someone else's responsibility to pick up their child's shit filled diaper is beyond comprehension.
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People suck and now rules have to be created to cater to the lowest common denominator of suckage. There shouldn't need to be a rule needed to keep your shitty kid out of the water or pick up your shit after yourself. Plus it's hard to create a rule, post it, then enforce it. It's easier to absorb two weeks of controversial backlash and just boot everybody out of those fountains.