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(Slow Gnus Day)   1.5 million wildebeests migrating in Africa. It's not gnus, it's   ( divider line
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3124 clicks; posted to Main » on 10 Dec 2006 at 11:27 PM (10 years ago)   |   Favorite    |   share:  Share on Twitter share via Email Share on Facebook   more»

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2006-12-10 06:07:06 PM  
*golf clap*
2006-12-10 06:12:56 PM  
gnice headline!
2006-12-10 06:17:28 PM  
Many props
2006-12-10 06:20:05 PM  
Very nice.
2006-12-10 06:27:51 PM  
2006-12-10 06:36:45 PM
2006-12-10 06:40:15 PM  
skillfully executed.
2006-12-10 07:41:47 PM  

/Haven't seen a pic of Gary in years...
2006-12-10 10:10:49 PM  
Well played!
2006-12-10 10:38:27 PM  
That was an inspired effort, submitter.
2006-12-10 11:31:03 PM  
FARK-tagline trifecta in play?
2006-12-10 11:31:57 PM  
Excellent headline

2006-12-10 11:32:24 PM  
I once sat on a mountainside in the Brooks Range and marveled at a small herd of 275,000 +/- Caribou migrating in the Kobuk Valley. It was an awesome sight.
2006-12-10 11:32:35 PM  
*groans at headline*

2006-12-10 11:35:47 PM  
gna gna gna gna
gna gna gna gna
hey he-ey
2006-12-10 11:36:01 PM  
1.5 million wildebeests migrating in Africa. It's not gnus, it's

Townsfolk in Ilinois are in dispute over who gets the noose that went around the neck of the person last publicly hanged. It's not noose, it's

"Shuttle astronauts wake to Beatles tune." It's not news, it's


2006-12-10 11:38:27 PM  
I hate you smitty, that headline gave me a headache!
2006-12-10 11:38:54 PM
2006-12-10 11:39:35 PM  
Was I the only one that had a Gary Larson visual here?
2006-12-10 11:40:26 PM  
I watched the migration of wildebeest (and many other beasts) in Kenya, and they were all backed up at the Mara river, scared to cross due to the stench of rotting previous attempts , hundreds of vultures, and Nile crocodiles, which were too full to care anymore. Awesome sight.

They're dumb as bricks, though. If they had been smart like the zebras, they would have taken the nice bridge quarter of a mile away.
TWX [TotalFark]
2006-12-10 11:42:51 PM  
Richard Stallman surrenders?
2006-12-10 11:43:31 PM  
Bravo, Smitty.
2006-12-10 11:44:59 PM
2006-12-10 11:45:44 PM

What were you expecting to see out of your window, ma'am? Herds of wildebeasts sweeping majestically across the plain?
2006-12-10 11:47:32 PM

"and ah hatessum"
2006-12-10 11:47:50 PM  
Cue the gnu control activists in 3..2..
2006-12-10 11:48:14 PM  
Where is Richard M. Stallman when you need him?
2006-12-10 11:51:01 PM  
totalsecurity: I once sat on a mountainside in the Brooks Range and marveled at a small herd of 275,000 +/- Caribou migrating in the Kobuk Valley. It was an awesome sight.

I was once present at an mass unexplained undersea sponge migration! I know what you mean!
2006-12-10 11:53:49 PM  
my name is farkliter Denial, and I laughed hysterically today at this headline.
2006-12-10 11:56:40 PM  
So how many homonyms for "news" are there?
2006-12-10 11:56:41 PM  
2006-12-10 11:57:01 PM  
Sometimes you just don't gneed to read the article.

Glad they're not migrating INTO Africa though
2006-12-10 11:57:05 PM  

First thing I thought of when I read the headline....
2006-12-10 11:57:26 PM  
Smitty wins teh internets!
2006-12-10 11:57:52 PM  
helluva a headline

/'nother golf clap for smitty
2006-12-11 12:01:17 AM

well done, subby.
2006-12-11 12:08:43 AM  
Freakin' illegals, taking over all the watering holes...
2006-12-11 12:15:44 AM  
Hee hee hee.
2006-12-11 12:41:34 AM
Not so subtle...
2006-12-11 12:44:20 AM  
Gotta love microsoft! They have $875,578,373,282,290.07 dollars yet their shiatty servers can't handle a good farking.

2006-12-11 12:53:40 AM  
So how many homonyms for "news" are there?

None, I'm pretty sure. There are abundant homoPHONES, however.

It's science.
2006-12-11 01:03:24 AM  
Smitty The Intrawebs bow to your LOL majik.

Not sure everyone got this......
Gnu is the (Native African I think) name for the wildebeest.
And Score!!!.....He hits the triple double.

Do have a question though....
Does anyone know if the wildebeest are the animals that charge and run down (i.e. maul and trample) morons that get to close? I'm remembering this from a class (long ago) on evolution, where the professor (If Im recalling the right animal) said something, to the effect, that the reason they charged anything close was due to both the lack of shelter, as well as the limited water supply. The water supply part came from the fact that water most water holes are major hunting areas for predators. So with very few water holes the risk of going in also requires some (even minor) means of protection. Supposedly these animals are damn dangerous and cause a number of deaths and injures.

So the question is, does anyone know if I've got the right Beastie here, or am I confusing it with a different one?

BTW, Im guessing the danger isnt really from the size as it is from the horns and the speed of up to 50mph (An assumption given I'm remembering right).
2006-12-11 01:14:10 AM  
That's GNU/Africa to you!

/Obligatory RMS
2006-12-11 01:25:56 AM  
jayday: So the question is, does anyone know if I've got the right Beastie here, or am I confusing it with a different one?

I'm thinking that many/most animals in Africa will charge/trample/eat the average moran that gets too close. It is Africa after all and not, say, Central Park.

/stupid people are crunchy and taste good with ketchup
//encourages stupid people to hang out with hungry African animals
2006-12-11 01:43:15 AM  
Flawless victory, subby!
2006-12-11 02:13:21 AM  

I came here only to see if someone would post that. Well played.
2006-12-11 03:20:38 AM  
To use this product, you need to install free software


fark off. who's got a link to the vid that doesn't require downloading shiat from microshaft?
2006-12-11 05:24:09 AM  
Oh boy, I stay away from the Jungle Cruise for good reason people :P
2006-12-11 06:59:29 AM  
Many thanks.
I saw that the two previous headlines, and the awful pun just leapt to mind...
I searched Google News for "wildebeest" to complete the trifecta. My first greenlight!

2006-12-11 07:02:32 AM  
Excellent headline.
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