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2005-05-07 02:31:50 AM
That's either a joke of some kind, or one of the most bizarre things I've ever read on the internets.
 
2005-05-07 02:32:38 AM
okay, I feel guilty, but I laughed out loud when I first read it.
 
2005-05-07 02:33:46 AM
yeah, it's obviously a joke, it's hosted on a college website, not the BBC's
 
2005-05-07 02:34:24 AM
OK I see the spoof now.. well done.
 
2005-05-07 02:37:54 AM
Oh, if only it were true...
 
2005-05-07 02:41:20 AM
Who cares? It's my last day of classes evar (unless i go to grad school) and i'm farkin crunk!/.
 
2005-05-07 02:44:22 AM
Congrats JesterXXV tie one on for me
 
2005-05-07 02:44:57 AM
heh....whoever made it even went through the trouble of creating a printable version....

-u
 
2005-05-07 02:46:28 AM
spelunker_defender - Don't worry, i tied on one (one on?) enough for several epeople.
 
2005-05-07 02:47:44 AM
LOL
 
2005-05-07 03:00:45 AM
Ha! It reminds me of this:

2 Kings
2:23 And he went up from thence unto Bethel: and as he was going up by the way, there came forth little children out of the city, and mocked him, and said unto him, Go up, thou bald head; go up, thou bald head.

2:24 And he turned back, and looked on them, and cursed them in the name of the LORD. And there came forth two she bears out of the wood, and tare forty and two children of them.
 
2005-05-07 03:12:40 AM
"and now announcing, Mike Tyson against 200 retarded schoolgirls!"

God bless Dana Gould
 
2005-05-07 03:13:15 AM
KenShabby:

Ha! It reminds me of this:

2 Kings
2:23 And he went up from thence unto Bethel: and as he was going up by the way, there came forth little children out of the city, and mocked him, and said unto him, Go up, thou bald head; go up, thou bald head.

2:24 And he turned back, and looked on them, and cursed them in the name of the LORD. And there came forth two she bears out of the wood, and tare forty and two children of them.


Thanks, Jebus.
 
2005-05-07 07:42:19 AM
So, am I going to hell for laughing at that headline?
 
2005-05-07 07:46:19 AM
Man, talk about a freak show!

Well, I have my doubts about this story. Look at the URL, it's not a BBC news site, it's Virginia.edu
 
2005-05-07 10:32:53 AM
Okay, I didn't see the spoof at first, and just kept thinking, "only men are lame enough to try to go against a lion".

/still thinks that anyways even knowing it's not real
 
2005-05-07 11:56:16 AM
lol. well done brad

though i don't feel 'psych'ed by your website, merely disappointed. i had higher expectations considerg your efforts on this

either way - nice spoof
 
2005-05-07 11:58:04 AM
and of course, if i could spell considering, that post would have been a little better

can someone loan me an 'in'?
 
2005-05-07 12:34:45 PM
amazing spoof... too bad its not true =)
 
2005-05-07 12:35:46 PM
I bet that left a little mess.
 
2005-05-07 12:36:25 PM
Probably the best spoof I've ever seen on Fark. Nicely done.
 
2005-05-07 12:37:25 PM
A lion mutilating 42 midgets is anything but Obvious.
 
2005-05-07 12:37:50 PM
Damn, and I was packing my bags for Cambodia.
 
2005-05-07 12:39:44 PM
It's a weeping sorrow that this is only a spoof.A government that would let this be staged for half the gate and a 'no cameras' provision is just what this world needs.
 
2005-05-07 12:42:45 PM
just check the 'cambodian genocide' link... goes to YALE
 
2005-05-07 12:43:41 PM
Great spoof, reminds me of the "Fellatio found to Prevent Breast Cancer" article. If you didn't look at the address, it looked genuine
 
2005-05-07 12:43:55 PM
It would have been awesome though. I don't like it when people mess with animals. It's enough that we have one dumb war after another that we have to inflict ourselves on animals who can do without the attention.

These guys faking websites is going to lead us into the dark ages of the intarweb, mark my words.
 
2005-05-07 12:44:53 PM
Damn this would have taken midgets to a whole new level
 
2005-05-07 12:45:21 PM
bluecoast just check the 'cambodian genocide' link... goes to YALE

true. but it accurately goes to a yale website about cambodian genocide
 
2005-05-07 12:46:09 PM
I need to talk to Kim Il Sung


Bet He lets us do it for real.... We can use his people.
Put it on an island let internationals come in to watch.... As long as he gets half the proceeds he'd be cool he'd even let us make it a pay per view.....
 
2005-05-07 12:48:27 PM
Lion Mutilates 42 Midgets in Cambodian Ring-Fight

...I'm sorry, but that is really really really funny. I "LOL'ed" on that one....

/maybe rofl?
 
2005-05-07 12:49:11 PM
Were zombies involved?
 
2005-05-07 12:49:15 PM
Joke or no joke, I laughed pretty hard.

I think it would take more than 12 minutes for a lion to kill/mame that many little people. That's perhaps the only flaw I found right away.

Either way, I thought it was funny and I'm probably going to Hell because my sense of humor is sick. Yup.
 
2005-05-07 12:49:34 PM
I love it! If onlyt we could have put some of our pseudoliberal American politicians in that ring.....
 
2005-05-07 12:49:52 PM
we should see if we can get this on the 'mainstream media" they will call for an investigation of Cambobian rign fighting and we will all laugh
 
2005-05-07 12:50:19 PM
Useless without pics?

/hanging head in shame
 
2005-05-07 12:51:31 PM
Kittiesomething

No, it's real. BBC News now hosts their website from a virginia.edu student's personal space. It's all the rage.
 
2005-05-07 12:55:42 PM
"A lion mutilating 42 midgets is anything but Obvious."
I dunno, obviously they got mutilated.
 
2005-05-07 12:56:04 PM
What about Mini-Ditka vs. a lion?
 
2005-05-07 01:01:37 PM
How many twelve-year-olds do you think a lion could take on?
 
2005-05-07 01:02:02 PM
Fake or not....That was the best thing I've read all year.
 
2005-05-07 01:02:59 PM
I saw a very very old documentary movie of about 7 Africans killing a lion. They were armed only with pointy sticks. They weren't spears with metal/stone heads, just pointy sticks. It was very impressive.
 
2005-05-07 01:12:36 PM
Crocodile --
"I saw a very very old documentary movie of about 7 Africans killing a lion. They were armed only with pointy sticks. They weren't spears with metal/stone heads, just pointy sticks. It was very impressive."


7 people? Impressive?

I don't think so. One person one spear, that would be impressive. Anything more than that is over-kill.
 
2005-05-07 01:15:00 PM
Never come to a lion fight armed only with 42 midgets.
 
2005-05-07 01:17:04 PM
I killed a lion with my doritos breath once.
 
2005-05-07 01:18:56 PM
This was on pay-per-view right after celebrity baby toss II.
 
2005-05-07 01:20:22 PM
this one time, a ninja was eating in a diner. Someone dropped a spoon, and the ninja killed the entire town.
 
2005-05-07 01:20:42 PM
It got me. Wonderful writing.
 
2005-05-07 01:23:40 PM
I want a Cambodian Midget Fighting Leauge T-shirt, anyone elese?
 
2005-05-07 01:27:43 PM
Midgits in Deathfights with lions, is Dr. Evil available for coment?
 
2005-05-07 01:27:49 PM
Funny. Are you sure, last day or not, you won't get tracked down and sued? I sure hope it doesn't get picked up by anyone on wire services for your sake. Unless of course you're using someone elses account and uploaded it from the parking lot at Starbucks. Now -that- would be a good one.

2005-05-07 12:36:25 PM jerfy


Probably the best spoof I've ever seen on Fark. Nicely done.


You must not hang around much.
 
2005-05-07 01:29:21 PM
YES!!! We have the ULTIMATE QUESTION!!!!! How many Midgets from the Cambodian Midget Fighting League can an African Lion mutilate in 12 minutes? 42!!! *world explodes*
 
2005-05-07 01:30:21 PM
Wahoowa.
 
2005-05-07 01:31:50 PM
That was great. The fake BBC layout totally got me.


And while we're chuckling over this, how about contemplating the outcome of A Rottweiler vs. A Rottweiler's weight in Chihuahuas?
 
2005-05-07 01:33:17 PM
Hell, yes.
 
2005-05-07 01:36:40 PM
Midget = Offensive

http://www.bartleby.com/61/41/M0284100.html

Q: What is a midget?

A: In some circles, a midget is the term used for a proportionate dwarf. However, the term has fallen into disfavor and is considered offensive by most people of short stature. The term dates back to 1865, the height of the "freak show" era, and was generally applied only to short-statured persons who were displayed for public amusement, which is why it is considered so unacceptable today.


http://www.lpaonline.org/resources_faq.html

# Hate speech: Criticism is not hate speech, but inflammatory comments directed at a particular ethnic group, sexual orientation, religion, etc. are unacceptable.

http://www.fark.com/farq/posting.shtml
 
2005-05-07 01:38:06 PM
Nice one. I fell for it.
 
2005-05-07 01:40:32 PM
Spoof or not, best line...

Unfortunately, he was wrong
 
2005-05-07 01:41:46 PM
No way 42 midgets can't kill one lion.
 
2005-05-07 01:46:45 PM
they must be lion...
 
2005-05-07 01:47:04 PM
lol, that was amusing
 
2005-05-07 01:54:12 PM
Pretty funny. Too bad it's a fake.
 
2005-05-07 01:54:42 PM
Don't be silly, Mayhem_King. Everyone knows midgets aren't real. How could they be offended if they don't exist?
 
2005-05-07 01:56:19 PM
barenholtzd I've been a propmaster in the adult entertainment industry for over 15 years. Trust me, they exist.
 
2005-05-07 01:56:48 PM
WTF were they thinking?! Is it fake?
 
2005-05-07 02:04:13 PM
Why is everybody's fake BBC article centered around Cambodia? Is this some sort of internet inside-joke I've not heard about?
 
2005-05-07 02:04:42 PM
fake. look at the url
 
2005-05-07 02:05:53 PM
Best fake I've seen in a long time. Gratz.
 
2005-05-07 02:11:33 PM
I honestly think the midgets could take the lion, especially if they had some type of rudimentry weapons (sticks/knives/etc).
 
2005-05-07 02:11:53 PM
It depends on the midgets. A 50-pound midget wouldn't have the strength to injure a lion unless armed, whereas a 450-pound lion could likely kill or incapacitate said midget with one swipe. They could try to dogpile the cat, and that might work. The would collectively outweight it some 4:1. Sooo, the two possible outcomes would likely be:

Midget Leader: Good going guys, he only maimed four of us before we pinned him!

or

Lion: BELCH!!
 
2005-05-07 02:12:57 PM
"Midget" is a word.It is a word that exists.
attractive and successful African-American,smegma,necrophile,fa gg......etc are also words,they exist.
Words are N O T evil.
Dirty thoughts or intentions that lead to evil deeds A R E evil.

I highly suggest everyone watch Penn & Teller's Bullsh*t episode in which they discuss Profanity.
It is not just done for laughs.
They explore the paradox of so-called "obscene" words and language.Very interesting.
 
2005-05-07 02:15:39 PM
sadly, I almost wished this were true, but alas...
 
2005-05-07 02:19:07 PM
Hahahahahahahaha!!!!
Joke is on me.

Above I tried to use the "N" word for black people and the FARK cuss correction thingy changed it to "attractive and successful African American" hahahahaha!!!!
 
2005-05-07 02:19:51 PM
Well I guess the ultimate question isn't "How many fighting midgets does it take to beat a lion?"

Too bad its a spoof.
 
2005-05-07 02:23:07 PM
Flawless Victory!
Fatality!
Simba Pwnz!

Sounds like something out of Kung Fu Hustle and etc. But it also sounds like it could be going on in Cambodia right now. Good job.
 
2005-05-07 02:23:08 PM
Holy cow, that is not news that is fark!
 
2005-05-07 02:25:59 PM
Props. This is great.

/almost believed.
 
2005-05-07 02:27:21 PM
I was actually disapointed when I realized it was fake. Does this make me a bad person?
 
2005-05-07 02:27:43 PM
Ha!


that was fun!

shiat,fark and gootse.

Pussy remained intact.
It is a lovely word though
 
2005-05-07 02:28:40 PM
aginghipster:

this one time, a ninja was eating in a diner. Someone dropped a spoon, and the ninja killed the entire town.

What's sad is I remember this link from quite a while back.

\hangs head in shame and walks away
 
2005-05-07 02:29:25 PM
The BBC wouldn't use the word "midget" in a headline.

Everyone knows the correct term is "gnome".
 
2005-05-07 02:33:12 PM
Has Joe Scarborough picked up this story yet?
 
2005-05-07 02:33:50 PM
Ha! I loved this!
 
2005-05-07 02:37:27 PM
Fox News picks this up as the real thing in 5, 4, 3...

And no, "gnome" is not correct. "Lawn ornament" is the correct word.

/yeah, I know hell is pretty warm
 
2005-05-07 02:45:55 PM
Whatever a ticket costs to see this, I'm willing to pay it.
 
2005-05-07 02:46:56 PM
Damn, just noticed the parody thing...

Carry on
 
2005-05-07 02:54:03 PM
I was fooled till i read these comments..


farkin brilliant..
 
2005-05-07 02:55:18 PM
Seventy-five percent of my slaves are midgets.
 
2005-05-07 03:05:20 PM
I think they were 1 midget short of total victory.

Now what?

Midget Stew
Broiled Midget
Fried Midget
Midget Gumbo
Midget Souffle '
Midget Tar Tar
Midget 'n Rice
Sauted Midget
Midget A'la King
Midget stuffed Midget
. . .
 
2005-05-07 03:19:09 PM
Now THAT was funny.
 
2005-05-07 03:31:15 PM
Bah...I fell for it. Printed it and everything.
BRAVO
/hangs head in shame.
 
2005-05-07 03:33:15 PM
Wonder if they taste like chicken?
 
2005-05-07 03:42:36 PM
So the CMFL is OK?
 
2005-05-07 03:45:49 PM
No, I guess its not real, but I enjoyed it.
Want a T-shirt for sure. If it was true, lots of little coffins......
 
2005-05-07 03:53:31 PM
Short people got no reason...

I wonder if Randy Newman was providing the concert after the main event?
 
2005-05-07 03:57:02 PM
Excellent joke. Needed a good laugh.
 
2005-05-07 03:58:19 PM
Someone's going to get into trouble for not using the politically correct little people.
 
2005-05-07 04:08:19 PM
I want a Cambodian Midget Fighting Leauge T-shirt, anyone elese?

Our motto:
Size of a Midget Heart of a Lion
 
2005-05-07 04:19:28 PM
I read through the article with one concern, hoping the lion was ok.
 
2005-05-07 04:27:43 PM
StrikitRich

they prefer little farkers.
 
2005-05-07 04:31:53 PM
here's a lion story from the real BBC-

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/world/africa/4492953.stm
 
2005-05-07 04:33:45 PM
This one totally got me into I tried to get a printable version.
 
2005-05-07 04:35:11 PM
Brasshat:It would have been awesome though. I don't like it when people mess with animals. It's enough that we have one dumb war after another that we have to inflict ourselves on animals who can do without the attention


Way to work some liberal hippie antiwar douch shiet into something that really didnt need that inflicted on it
 
2005-05-07 04:48:33 PM
I already knew that you shouldn't bring a midget to a lion fight.
 
2005-05-07 04:57:51 PM
Bad Grub!
I didn't read the caption under the lion so I was reading. Wondering what the outcome would be. As I got to '28 fighters declared dead' I paused thinking, yeah.. "What specifically does 'declared dead' in this kind of fight mean?" So, my jaw dropped at 'severe injuries including broken bones and lost limbs' LOL The mental image! Trained fighter Midgets tossed off, getting bloodied madder as they see limbs ripped away and still they circle in. LOL I was in the grip like the crowd I imagined cheering on, considering them so brave, so real bad and then suddenly alarmed and sad for them, 'get out save yourselves!' a
Great spoof!
 
2005-05-07 05:22:01 PM
 
2005-05-07 05:30:11 PM


/pardon me Roy, is that the cat that tried to chew ya?
 
2005-05-07 06:09:25 PM
A better headline:


Lion Not So Cowardly Afterall, 42 Munchkins Scream "oh my!"
 
2005-05-07 06:16:40 PM
It's a fake with links not unlike the better phishing web sites. The give-away is the URL and your confirmation is to go to the BBC site directly. No such story ever existed.
 
2005-05-07 06:22:45 PM
Award to submitter:

Most Gratuitous Use of the "Obvious" Tag in a Serious Screenplay.

Golf claps all around.

/shout out to DA - miss ya
 
2005-05-07 06:54:13 PM
Me = pwn3d.
 
2005-05-07 06:54:18 PM
It's all in the techneque. I saw on some documentery years ago, a pigmy armed with only a spear kill an adult bull elephant. He snuck up behind, severed an artery near the tail, then ran into some dense undergrowth. Six hours later the elephant died.
 
2005-05-07 07:10:03 PM
fantastic.

It had me going. I totally believed I was reading one of the most ridiculous things I had ever stumbled across in my 33 years on this earth.


Thanks, submitter.

... and faker!
 
2005-05-07 07:19:25 PM
wow, nice fake.

i'd give him my credit card information.
 
2005-05-07 07:22:09 PM
Absolutely brilliant. I was skeptical, and almost in acceptance of a country like Cambodia allowing such a thing to take place. Then I saw the URL and the comments.

Bravo to the author. Thank you submitter.
 
2005-05-07 07:30:19 PM
JadLaFields:

And while we're chuckling over this, how about contemplating the outcome of A Rottweiler vs. A Rottweiler's weight in Chihuahuas?

Haha, I first thought you said chinchillas. That was a sad but scientifically interesting image. Great story and I want a Cambodian Midget Fighting League shirt too.
 
2005-05-07 07:37:09 PM
Don't bring a midget to a lion fight.
 
2005-05-07 07:44:17 PM
Great stuff.

Perhaps we have a budding star here?!
 
2005-05-07 07:59:48 PM
WHAT?!?

Everyone knows it takes 43 Midgets to whip a Lion!

/got nuthin
 
2005-05-07 08:02:50 PM
Yeah, I thought it was real too. Cambodia, midgets, and a lion? Why not???? So farking funny too...I was imagining all the little limbs scattered on the ground, lots of blood and screaming fans. Really funny. Sign me up for one of them t-shirts too-something like "All I got was this lousy t-shirt from the Cambodian Midget/Lion fighting contest".

Total Farkers-a Photoshop of this event? Perhaps a Sports Illustrated Cover or artcle photo????
Inquiring minds need to know!!!
 
2005-05-07 08:12:00 PM
Hook, line, sinker.

Nicely done!
 
2005-05-07 08:29:57 PM
Okay, knowing way more about the African lion than the average person should, I have to say - I honestly think a big male would be capable of this. You're talking about a 400+ pound, 10 ft. long cat that is way faster than any human being, let alone a midget with shorter legs. A big male lion could easily kill/disembowel/main/cripple a midget with a single swipe of it's paw, easily taking down 3-4 midgets in a single minute. All logistics aside, this is awfully farking funny. And yes, I probably have a ticket next to all of the others that laughed.
 
2005-05-07 08:33:32 PM
This is much more interesting than Mary's vagina.
 
2005-05-07 08:36:15 PM
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Damn Wahoos. UVA sucks for their fake webpages.
 
2005-05-07 08:42:53 PM
I smell a hoax... Anybody else try to google the "Cambodian Midget Fighting League"? or for that matter just "Cambodian Midget". I get nada, but what the hey! I'm running it on my site, it's just too good to pass up.

I'm guessing there will be some red faces at BBC for this one. As for me, well, I seek junk shamelessly for my hobby site.

"The Cambodian Government allowed the fight to take place, under the condition that they receive a 50% commission on each ticket sold, and that no cameras would be allowed in the arena."

Wow! Here the solution to the deficit!
 
2005-05-07 08:59:10 PM
Oh, crap... Now I feel really stupid. The url on that story is NOT the BBC.. Rather it's from University of Virginia.

Again, crap... I should have read the first few comments...

Returning now to semi-consciousness...
 
2005-05-07 08:59:35 PM
"http://www.people.virginia.edu/~bmg8c/4600399.htm"
Is not the BBC.



Just to ruin it.
 
2005-05-07 09:02:12 PM
OMG, It's not legit???!!1
 
2005-05-07 09:05:24 PM
Laugh out Loud
 
2005-05-07 09:30:35 PM
Ang6666: only men are lame enough to try to go against a lion"


That's just because women are too weak to do anything like that, sexist biatch. Get back to your kitchen and warm up some muffins.
 
2005-05-07 09:51:43 PM
42!! The answer to the Great Question...Of Life, The Universe and Everything!! I can't believe this is the first HHGTTG reference....
 
2005-05-07 10:09:16 PM
all right! that's my college!
 
2005-05-07 10:14:54 PM
This is the kind of 3rd world hellhole that the Democrats and Republicans want the USA to become. A place where people are so desperate to survive that they will do this sort of crap
 
2005-05-07 10:23:45 PM
cry0fan:

This is the kind of 3rd world hellhole that the Democrats and Republicans want the USA to become. A place where people are so desperate to survive that they will do this sort of crap

Steps to enjoying life:

1. pull head from ass
2. enjoy
 
2005-05-07 11:12:29 PM
steelban

BRILLIANT!

Q. What do you do if you see a woman outside the kitchen?

A. Shorten the chain.
 
2005-05-08 12:22:10 AM
Can't hit the site. Anyone have a mirror?
 
2005-05-08 12:34:35 AM
I cant believe you guys didnt notice this was a fake in 2 seconds.
 
2005-05-08 12:56:20 AM
Link is farked. Farkety Fark Fark.
 
2005-05-08 01:00:59 AM
ertznay - 42!! The answer to the Great Question...Of Life, The Universe and Everything!! I can't believe this is the first HHGTTG reference....

Yeah, you wish, check down at 2005-05-07 01:29:21 PM _
 
2005-05-08 02:38:45 AM
It is indeed a fake...

http://lionvs40midgets.tripod.com/index.htm

/sorry no clicky skills.
 
2005-05-08 07:13:32 PM
DaiTheFlu: Does this make me a bad person?

Yes.

But you have a hell of a lot of company on the bus ride. :-)
 
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