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(Miami Herald)   Dave Barry reads FARK?   ( divider line
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18386 clicks; posted to Main » on 14 Apr 2002 at 10:02 AM (15 years ago)   |   Favorite    |   share:  Share on Twitter share via Email Share on Facebook   more»

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2002-04-14 10:01:39 AM  
Apparently nobody reads Dave Berry. It's farked (at the moment)
2002-04-14 10:06:14 AM  
the line "congress has run out of pellets, and has started to chew on dick" makes this article worth the read.
2002-04-14 10:06:58 AM  
One "France surrenders" reference does not a farker make.
2002-04-14 10:07:22 AM  
two, actually.
2002-04-14 10:07:46 AM  
All I get is a blank page?
2002-04-14 10:08:39 AM  
2002-04-14 10:08:50 AM  
email him and ask him
2002-04-14 10:09:30 AM  
I skipped to the end.
2002-04-14 10:10:15 AM  
He was talking about France surrendering long before it ever came to Fark
2002-04-14 10:11:15 AM  
Everyone talks about France surrendering. It's their national sport.
2002-04-14 10:11:16 AM  
And it didn't come from Fark.
FNG [TotalFark] [BareFark]
2002-04-14 10:11:40 AM  
France always surrenders; it's no secret to anybody. ***mutters something about headlines, goes back to breakfast***
2002-04-14 10:13:17 AM  
Eh? What was that other thing like this recently? You know, that thing like this?
2002-04-14 10:13:37 AM  
I get all the ads, but no body. We couldn't have farked it already?!
2002-04-14 10:13:59 AM  
Obviously Dave Barry doesn't read fark. He'd be funnier.
2002-04-14 10:15:36 AM  
The afore mentioned "chew on Dick" line was good though.
2002-04-14 10:18:27 AM  
Do it NOW, because Congress has run out of pellets, and has started chewing on Dick..

Yes, very good Dave
2002-04-14 10:21:01 AM  
everyone knows France surrenders......why's that make him a Farker ??
2002-04-14 10:27:04 AM  
Hmmm. Now I don't even get the ads on that page.
2002-04-14 10:27:31 AM  
Didn't FARK steal that from elsewhere? Dave Barry has been mocking France for years, long before FARK did.

"Bonjor, you cheese eatin' surrender monkeys."
2002-04-14 10:33:48 AM  
Guys, people were making "France Surrenders" jokes long before Fark came about. I'm not saying for sure if he does or doesn't read Fark, but my guess is that this is just a Farker reading too much into something.
2002-04-14 10:37:40 AM  
i would think that maybe Dave would get on here and say something if he was a Farker and he saw that headline. maybe...i don't know.
2002-04-14 10:38:25 AM  
Dave Barry rocks. Only Sears catalog-masturbating teens don't understand him so they think he sucks. The guy is cool enough to return your e-mails if you write him. Plus he plays in his own rock band (though they in fact, DO suck).
2002-04-14 10:38:28 AM  
"France Surrenders" is not a joke. It's a way of life. They surrender, wait for other people to bail their asses out, then show their gratitude by acting like a-holes to everyone.
2002-04-14 10:44:03 AM  
Yes Soporific, although I would not say it was stolen, the France Surrenders thing was part of a running gag in the Onion. Or maybe just in a book they put out called "century in review" (or something like that). Whenever they made some reference to a battle in WWII they would add it on.

Drew is a big fan of the Onion, or was back when it was funny. You would have to ask him how it actually became a regular thing on Fark, but I remember him saying something about it comming from the Onion.

So, this reference could just mean Berry reads the Onion, or did back when they were funny.
2002-04-14 10:53:56 AM  
Read the FArQ, It came from the Onion.
2002-04-14 10:56:59 AM  
I bet he does read it. Neal Boortz does read it and it says so in is Nealz Nuze but the filter on this site would not let me post his dailly updated (exept weekends) site so this is the last day for you to read that Neal Boortz reads Fark.
2002-04-14 11:02:00 AM  
How farkin' old are you farkers?
"France surrenders" is a sataric cliche that "even" predates the Onion. There was a publication called National Lampoon that made occasional use of it beginning in the early '70s and I'm sure it was around before that. Maybe in the primitive dark ages when the whole world was in black and white and the creatures who walked the earth did so in herky-jerky, speeded up style and couldn't talk, but used short captions.
2002-04-14 11:06:01 AM  
Where does it say ANY mention about Fark?
2002-04-14 11:08:15 AM  
Fark stole the line from the Onion, Onion stole it from Dave Berry, Dave Berry stole it from National Lampoon, National Lampoon steals it from Al Gore. Al Gore invented the joke!

or he took significant steps to make it funnier. :)
2002-04-14 11:11:29 AM  
Wait, there was life before Fark? Everything that happens, every phrase isn't from Fark?

I thought EVERYTHING started on Fark.

2002-04-14 11:16:45 AM  
BTW, "Wipe hands on pants", and "Taste like Chicken." are not a Fark original.

And kittens were around before Fark.
2002-04-14 11:20:54 AM  
Would Dave Barry think "Fb- is the father" is a good name for a band?
2002-04-14 11:21:49 AM  
Nostradamus predicted the phrase, "France surrenders", way before Fark. From C.II 24:

Ferocious beasts with a hunger to cross rivers,
The greater part of the flat country will be against HITLER ,
In a cage of iron the great man will make to drag out,
When the Rhine infantryman shall observe Germany.

Where "In a cage of iron the great man will make to drag out" refers to "the iron railway carriage which played a part in the surrender of France following the German invasion of the Lowlands"

...or something like that.
2002-04-14 11:24:40 AM  
I remember the days when the running joke was "Gaul surrenders."
2002-04-14 11:27:22 AM  
To those who think we farked it already: Just hit the "Su" thing in the corner and it should load at least the headline, and if you click on that you can read the body...
2002-04-14 11:44:59 AM  
i feel the need to surrender already this morning zzzzzzzzz
2002-04-14 11:49:34 AM  
"France Surrenders" was a running joke in Clive Davis' "History of fame", which was quite a while ago...
2002-04-14 11:53:15 AM  
Finally got the page to load. It's not a bad column.

I can't help but think the farker who posted this was joking about Dave reading the He may very well do so, but this column is not evidence.
2002-04-14 12:10:03 PM  
stupid Market Leader software!
2002-04-14 12:30:03 PM  
Dave Barry rocks. Only Sears catalog-masturbating teens don't understand him so they think he sucks.

True, true. My favorite is still the classic "Lobsters Are Really Just Giant Insects" column.
2002-04-14 12:36:08 PM  
I can't believe anyone would actually think "France Surrenders" originated here. Reminds me of a time, in the early 90s, when I went to see a production of "The Nutcracker," and afterwards heard some kids saying "Dude, they stole that music from Tetris!"
2002-04-14 12:53:42 PM  
Dude, they totaly ripped of tetris!
2002-04-14 01:18:05 PM  
What sad times are these when passing ruffians may say 'ni' at will to old ladies, and Farkers must resort to BS headlines to get articles posted.
2002-04-14 01:30:05 PM  
"France surrenders" dates wayyyy back to post WorldWarII. It was a running joke among returning GI's that France was full of capitulating tongue lovers. Ask your grandpa. I speaketh the truth.
2002-04-14 01:36:17 PM  
1/ Dave Barry's waaaaaay past it.

2/ Nothing original ever came from FARK.
2002-04-14 02:06:29 PM  
I hope he does read FARK.
YOU SUCK! did you read that? good.
2002-04-14 02:07:39 PM  
why yes i do read fark.

oh wait.. my name isn't dave barry.

i thought dave barry died, his hamburgers sucked anyway.
2002-04-14 02:08:12 PM  
even West Wing had a "France Surrenders" joke, for crissakes.
2002-04-14 02:13:11 PM  
Who the hell is Dave Berry and why the hell should I care what he reads?
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