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(Wired)   How to fake it on discussion boards when you don't know what you're talking about. Writer must be a farker (see examples)   ( wired.com) divider line
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2006-02-01 11:35:42 AM  
Oh man, that guy is so full of shiat.,

/didn't read link
 
2006-02-01 11:41:56 AM  
Articles like this just add chaos to a world already torn by the lack of good Viking food in the Philadelphia area.
 
2006-02-01 11:43:53 AM  
I work for a discussion board.

So I find this all very amusing...

/or something
 
2006-02-01 11:45:25 AM  
"All your base are belong to us" is a tempting catch phrase, but resist. This phrase will mark you as dated and out of touch, at least until November 2008, when the phrase will become meta-ironically hip.

That got a half snort half giggle.
 
2006-02-01 11:45:51 AM  
Libtard media elitist

/DNRTFA
//just felt like saying "libtard"
 
2006-02-01 11:45:56 AM  
I, for one, welcome our new anonymous farker author overlords.
 
2006-02-01 11:46:05 AM  
I for one welcome our new Wired News overlords.
 
2006-02-01 11:46:17 AM  
BrotherMaynard: Articles like this just add chaos to a world already torn by the lack of good Viking food in the Philadelphia area.

touche'

This article makes me think of college. If in any form of literature class, I had an assignment, I would often just bullshiat my way through it, usually ending up with a B. I look back and wonder why the professors were so farking easy on me. Oh well.
/still haven't read article.
 
2006-02-01 11:46:40 AM  
GooberMcFly: I, for one, welcome our new anonymous farker author overlords.

Damn you, damn you to hell.
 
2006-02-01 11:47:40 AM  
oh yeah
I, for one, welcome our new faking overlords.
 
2006-02-01 11:51:50 AM  
Holy crap....this guy is on to me. Everything he talked about, I've done at one time or another on these forums.....
 
2006-02-01 11:52:01 AM  
He forgot the part about using Latin. I liked Dave Barry's How to win arguments
 
2006-02-01 11:52:12 AM  
Writer must be a Farker

So someone from Wired visits Fark. What did you expect?
 
2006-02-01 11:55:58 AM  
speedballtucker

So someone from Wired visits Fark. What did you expect?

This connection you're trying to imply between Wired and Fark only adds chaos to a world already torn by the lack of good delivery pizza in the Denver Metro Area.
 
2006-02-01 11:56:13 AM  
the way cakes in the grocery store look really good but taste like frosted teddy bear fur

I thought it was just me! If it's not, then why the hell do people keep buying them???
 
2006-02-01 11:56:31 AM  
Ha! Very sharp article.

An aside: The Cynic, I find, is also very present in weather threads. Say, the headline is "Cold temperatures in Wisconsin break all records, lead to deaths of homeless people"- there's always some jackass who writes "DUH! It's winter and it's cold! Whoopdeedoo!"

Oh, and TF is at least 75% "In-Jokers".

/but I still love it
//what did you expect?
///needs more cowbell
 
2006-02-01 11:57:38 AM  
man that guy pw3ned us!
 
2006-02-01 11:59:02 AM  
Farkshower1972

All your good delivery pizza are belong to us.
 
2006-02-01 12:01:41 PM  
i27.photobucket.com
 
2006-02-01 12:02:04 PM  
I find that mediocre chain pizza delivery is available virtually everywhere, and that should be good enough anyone.
 
2006-02-01 12:04:01 PM  
Even if you're not up on the latest gags, you can always fall back on these standbys: "I, for one, welcome our new (subject of article) overlords." "Needs more cowbell." Or simply "Owned!"

Oh yeah, Farker.

Born helpless, nude and unable to provide for himself, Lore Christian Fitzgerald Sjberg eventually overcame these handicaps to become an author, columnist and animist.

"I am not less perfect than Lore?"
 
2006-02-01 12:04:58 PM  
The In-Joker
At any given moment, approximately 400 catch phrases are circulating on the web. You don't need any actual wit to adopt one. Even if you're not up on the latest gags, you can always fall back on these standbys: "I, for one, welcome our new (subject of article) overlords." "Needs more cowbell." Or simply "Owned!"


Excellent. Bring it. (Ever been part of an online community?) THEN SHUT UP
 
2006-02-01 12:05:40 PM  
Lore Sjo:berg == genius

/Brunching Shuttlecocks rocked
 
2006-02-01 12:35:19 PM  
This article goes along perfectly with my new stapler and my car keys.
 
2006-02-01 01:04:41 PM  
Dammit, all the ironic posts have already been made.

/Always late to the party.
//Needs more cowbell.
 
2006-02-01 01:26:31 PM  
From Dave Barry's article:

Compare your opponent to Adolf Hitler.
This is your heavy artillery, for when your opponent is obviously right and you are spectacularly wrong. Bring Hitler up subtly. Say: "That sounds suspiciously like something Adolf Hitler might say" or "You certainly do remind me of Adolf Hitler."

Every time someone Goodwin's a thread, I'm going to post that!

/did I just Goodwin this thread?
 
2006-02-01 01:43:38 PM  
I think from now on someone can just post a link to that article at the beginning of each thread, and then everyone can just gbtw.
 
2006-02-01 01:49:20 PM  
You know, over 92 percent of Farkers make up statistics in their arguments.
 
2006-02-01 02:25:58 PM  
Wasn't Goodwin's a dept store?
 
2006-02-01 02:59:44 PM  
Just go on freerepublic.com
 
2006-02-01 03:02:02 PM  
Sweater Girl

Yep, but the name you are probably looking for is Godwin. Mike Godwin.
 
2006-02-01 03:02:03 PM  
He's a Wired columnist, what did you expect?!

/eternal cynic
 
2006-02-01 03:02:53 PM  
Your dog wants stake in Wired News.
 
2006-02-01 03:02:58 PM  
Opiniowned!!1!
 
2006-02-01 03:03:13 PM  
Arseholes to our new wired overlords. I don't welcome them at all.
 
2006-02-01 03:04:26 PM  
Or you could just STFU and GBTW.

/hipster
 
2006-02-01 03:05:03 PM  
You forgot ad hominem attacks, you damn long-haired hippie.
ly.lygo.com
 
2006-02-01 03:05:23 PM  
bigpete53: You know, over 92 percent of Farkers make up statistics in their arguments.

But only 68% of the time
 
2006-02-01 03:06:56 PM  
The point of catchphrases is not really to be a hipster by the way, just to add some cheesiness to any thread. :)
 
2006-02-01 03:07:10 PM  
What, no one takes the Weaver95 approach any more?
 
2006-02-01 03:07:17 PM  
I work...wait.

I for one...oh.

Pizza...something...crap!

/got nothin' but me and my slashie
 
2006-02-01 03:07:21 PM  
Waaaaahhhhh!! People can write stuff on the interweb without having to be a "professional writer"! My way of life is ruined!!!

/idiot
//I'm paid $500 per slash
///i'm also a liar
 
2006-02-01 03:07:45 PM  
no o'rly?
 
2006-02-01 03:08:34 PM  
I blame Clinton.
 
2006-02-01 03:08:53 PM  
This is the funniest thread I've read in a while! You guys a are great!!

The war between Abe Vigoda and Wliford Brimley only adds chaos to a world already torn by the lack of Valvoline and Baco-bits in East Scranton.
 
2006-02-01 03:08:57 PM  
Hack...

"Did you ever notice people on the internet talk like this....".
 
2006-02-01 03:09:22 PM  
Fluid: The point of catchphrases is not really to be a hipster by the way

The problem is over-use. It mirrors how SNL uses catch phrases. They keep trying different sketches with some catch phrase until one hits a funny bone, then keep hammering the catch phrase over and over again until there is nothing left.
 
2006-02-01 03:09:36 PM  
I guess you could always make up a story about trying to pay for a taco with a $2 bill...
 
2006-02-01 03:09:46 PM  
All your base are belong to us.
 
2006-02-01 03:10:16 PM  
TF'er or liter?
 
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