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(BBC)   Lion mutilates 42 midgets in Cambodian ring-fight   (people.virginia.edu) divider line 141
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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.
 
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