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(The Brains Trust)   European cartographers find new country   (thebrainstrust.co.uk) divider line 155
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2002-02-22 12:47:31 PM  
Miss Cleo knew about it first
 
2002-02-22 12:49:14 PM  
Farkistan?
 
2002-02-22 12:51:15 PM  
The spot on Gorbachev's head has declared itself a sovereign state.
 
2002-02-22 12:52:26 PM  
I've been there it's nice.
 
2002-02-22 12:52:46 PM  
The VIP lounge at Charles de Gaulle airport is actually designated an independent state. It doesn't have a border per se, just a nice yellow rope separating the rich people from the plebs.
 
2002-02-22 12:52:47 PM  
In truth, the Balkans are so screwed up most cartographers just draw a giant serpent there as a warning to travelers.
 
2002-02-22 12:52:55 PM  
Laaaaaaaaaaaaaaame.... Is this the best we get for a Friday??
 
2002-02-22 12:56:46 PM  
OK, this article bites.... The "joke" country Buvania is a real place, called Ruthenia or Rusyn. It was transferred from Czechoslovakia to the Ukraine after WW2. If you're going to make a joke nation, please don't choose an area that suffered near-genoicide under the Nazis and Stalin.
 
2002-02-22 12:57:15 PM  
Just one less country we had to know in high school World Geography, even if it is as big as my thumbnail.
 
2002-02-22 12:57:36 PM  
I don't get it.
 
2002-02-22 01:00:54 PM  
damn - another country our kids won't be able to find on a map.
 
2002-02-22 01:02:14 PM  
"Best satire site on the web"...BBC

Thus proving that Brits have absolutely no sense of humor.
 
2002-02-22 01:08:32 PM  
From the same site, Colin Powell comes out

http://www.thebrainstrust.co.uk/article.28.2191.html
 
2002-02-22 01:10:51 PM  
I'm not even going to attempt to read it Brainiac...my GOD the Brits need to loosen up...if this is how they get their jollies... How the heck do they explain Monty Python or are they just big here and not over there.... The CRETONS!!
 
2002-02-22 01:11:37 PM  
Ohmigod!!! What happened to East Germany?
 
2002-02-22 01:14:03 PM  
[image from thebrainstrust.co.uk too old to be available]

Notice any countries missing?

Belarus!

A precursor to this afternoons Canada/Belarus hockey game perhaps?
 
2002-02-22 01:16:14 PM  
Cretins, I assume you meant.
 
2002-02-22 01:21:07 PM  
CRETONS are cretins who live in Brittany.
 
2002-02-22 01:24:25 PM  
Or croutons?
 
gma
2002-02-22 01:31:35 PM  
So... maybe I'm dense, but what was supposed to be funny about this? Ha ha, I ridicule the fact that eastern europe has a bunch of countries, or what?
 
2002-02-22 01:33:54 PM  
Man, fark has been off the past few days. No mention of the figre skating last night or Russia's biatching about a "witch hunt" against them. Why is it when Ohno gets a gold everyone calls the US whiners, but nobody's piling on Russia now? Come on Drew, let's get a thread about this, I want a chance to fight back!
 
2002-02-22 01:37:37 PM  
I stand corrected brainiac...(bows to the almighty brain)...

Guess I was thinkin of the sports team (I think that's how they spell it...)...although I'm partial to croutons...(crut-ins) as we used to pronounce it at an unnamed fast food restaurant I worked at in college...
 
2002-02-22 01:43:25 PM  
Soddding? Wanker...
 
2002-02-22 01:43:51 PM  
the brits have humor....best show on cable Absolutely Fabulous...never laughed so hard in my life - at least thats this FARKers opinion
 
2002-02-22 01:51:49 PM  
Declaration of war? ha ha ha who the hell are they gonna fight without losing everything?
 
2002-02-22 01:53:02 PM  
Farkistan vs Buvania!!!!
 
2002-02-22 01:53:10 PM  
torgo
The reason no English people think it's funny is 'cause it is so out-dated. Humour changes and progresses, we've moved on from retarded slapstick, you seem to think that Monty Python is cutting edge, you probably think that Married with Children rip off with Nikki Cox is funny as well. Married with children was funny, 10 years ago.

Granted, this link was shiat but 99% of the stuff coming out of the onion seems to be written by retarded 4 your old on 20 year old acid.
 
2002-02-22 01:59:17 PM  
Torgo, what in the world makes you think we don't like flying circus?

We love flying circus, we just hate benny hill
 
2002-02-22 02:00:29 PM  
The mind boggles.
 
2002-02-22 02:02:41 PM  
Moron's...we're serious and sophisticated out our ARSE's to such an extreme, extent, that we 'Merican's NEED to take moments off from the norm. That involves hitting things that are EXTREMELY unlikely to be true and strange...thus our humor. If all I had to do was sit around saying, "tut tut...it's tea time.." I'd probably find a hairball funny, too.
 
2002-02-22 02:03:37 PM  
that was ,like, sooo not funny.
 
2002-02-22 02:07:10 PM  
serious and sophisticated?
going around shouting yee-haw, shooting your guns (I'm not getting into a gun debate, so all you NRA freaks calm down) and drinking Bud in the back of your ridiculously large pick up trucks is serious and sophisticated?
Have you seen your President? Sophisticated? I don't think so.
Baseball? Serious and sophisticated? Fat, overpaid, undertalented grown men in tights. I can throw a ball, give me $30000000000000000000 a day to stand there and pick my arse.
 
2002-02-22 02:07:11 PM  
Not meant to be funny (except the last part)...just trying to explain why we American's are so stressed out that we need to escape into things that are somewhat strange and funny in odd ways. Life under the corporate master's aint the easiest in the world...
 
2002-02-22 02:10:56 PM  
My theory (one that I hate) is that..."you hear bad things happen to good people, so do good things happen to bad people and so on and so on..."...How the hell we ended up with a stooge such as we have (although from a democrat he's done a decent job up until the "axis of evil" comment, which I still support...although he should have been more tactful)...strange things happen. This coming from people who have done great things, as well as strange things (electing dead people to office...yeah, I'm in missouri). We all have. Some countries and peoples are more stressed in ways than others and sometimes not. ...as far as how we pay our athletes, especially baseball...fark em...that's why I'm a football fan... GO RAMS!!!
 
2002-02-22 02:24:07 PM  
This story reminds me of a Bob Goldthwait bit:

"I don't understand people who want gays to 'go back where they came from.' Where do they come from? Homoslavia?"

Awesome.
 
gma
2002-02-22 02:25:39 PM  
We pay our athletes more cause we have more money. We like baseball because soccer is stupid. Bush is our president cause nobody all that competant wanted the job. We still have guns and the death penalty because - god forbid - we have a slightly different value system than English people.

This is all pointless cultural conflict, can't we just get along and go kill some terrorists together?
 
2002-02-22 02:27:31 PM  
Very well said, Napier. At least your Rams won the Superbowl. Oh, wait a minute...
 
2002-02-22 02:31:13 PM  
2 years ago...we farked this year up...maybe next year...

GOD I hate ms IE!!!b
 
2002-02-22 02:33:51 PM  
I'll give them brits credit for one thing....

Boobies on TV!! We're to dang prudish here in the US.

...oh and Samantha Fox (bear with me it's on the radio)...
 
2002-02-22 02:37:17 PM  
Pur-lease. Benny Hill was NOT funny. That's why we sent him to you guys.
 
2002-02-22 02:44:47 PM  
Can I just point one thing out. We've got this debate all wrong.

What the FARK is up with the FRENCH and JERRY LEWIS?!?!

Kill all the frenchies!!!
 
2002-02-22 02:46:45 PM  
And their damn croutons
 
2002-02-22 02:48:14 PM  
..I wonder if Drew & Co. throw a link up and bet on what direction the thread takes
 
2002-02-22 02:53:41 PM  
F*uck is it my imagination or is today draggin it's arse...??
 
2002-02-22 03:01:43 PM  
And now for something completely different, back to the article....

These related features were taken from the Kindling...

Britian OKs Cloning For Colonization Purposes

Luxembourg Fails To Mail In Dues, No Longer A Country
 
2002-02-22 03:07:56 PM  
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2002-02-22 03:14:36 PM  
No doubt...when I start to post it's got to be getting old...

[image from civilwarhome.com too old to be available]
 
2002-02-22 03:15:04 PM  
I don't get it. I like Married with Children. I like Monty Python. I like Are You Being Served? My wife reminds me of Hyacinth on Keeping Up Appearances, which I also find funny. I don't like That 80's Show. I like The Onion. I like The Brains Trust.

Can't I find British AND American humour funny?

Regards,
Shawn Pickrell
 
2002-02-22 03:27:58 PM  
Jplas: I sent in a link about the figure-skating hullabaloo last night, it just wasn't posted. Damn mods.
 
2002-02-22 03:30:28 PM  
So did everyone at fark go watch a movie again?

Maybe started drinking real early and now passed out?

Everyone sent the same lame articles I sent today?

All life forms in Kentucky have suddenly vaporized?
 
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