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1951 clicks; posted to Main » on 27 Jul 2001 at 8:19 AM (16 years ago)   |   Favorite    |   share:  Share on Twitter share via Email Share on Facebook   more»

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2001-07-27 08:30:46 AM  
Can I get me a ferret cap? Would anyone mind?
2001-07-27 08:40:49 AM  
this access to communication breeds a big ball of stupid, worthless crap
Yay! A new banner for Fark: A Big Ball of Stupid, Worthless Crap!
2001-07-27 08:44:04 AM  
Fikus?? Like the plant? I admit is pointless and full of crap, that's why I'm here...duh :P
2001-07-27 08:56:44 AM  
gotta love a collection of people who agree and cheer when you criticize them! yeah sure we're a bunch of geeks. but fark doesn't have anything to do with the end of creativity... check out the PS forums for crying out loud.

publicity! w00t!
2001-07-27 09:03:27 AM  


2001-07-27 09:04:24 AM  
I had a very hard time actually taking this guy seriously after reading the line:

"I cannot think of one great piece of literature that has been created since word proccessors became commonplace."

Could this guy (or girl?) possibly come up with a more vague statement? I guess this person (that should do for the he/she bit) has read every single book published in the last, what, 20 years? And hell, it seems this person has also heard every single group or solo artist across the globe as well. Yea, there's a lot of crap music, but there's good stuff out there as well. You just have to dig deeper to find it. This person obviously hasn't.

Maybe someone on here made fun of this person a while back, and this was their revenge.
2001-07-27 09:05:14 AM  
Flux- Hell, anyplace that has "l33t g4m3rs" has more to do with the end of creativity than this place.

And hey, we have photoshop geeks here. That's creative...I think.

Ranma X.
2001-07-27 09:09:22 AM  
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Knocked up very quickly, as you can probably tell...
2001-07-27 09:13:40 AM  
Hard to take someone serious who calls himself a ferret.
2001-07-27 09:18:30 AM  
At least his website finally gets some hits... Trolling via articles.
2001-07-27 09:37:21 AM  
Looks like the text of the article has been removed. Either that or he can't write valid HTML to save his life.
2001-07-27 09:43:14 AM  
Ferret = Weasel... He's been reading Fark for a year and just now decided that we're bringing about the downfall of creativity?

Anyhow, sounds like somebody is just pissed that noone has been reading his articles, he being a "real" journalist and all...I suppose we could just start submitting any of his "credible" work to Fark and see how long it takes for his server to come tumbling down...

I mean hell, it happened to the Every Day Hotties, and that site was actually enjoyable. Besides, he compared us to Geocities sites, there must be retribution!!!
2001-07-27 09:44:18 AM  
People come to fark to be amused. And honestly, we are entertained by people doing stupid or hilarious things. I personally come to farkdotcom to escape my waste time...i have access to "real" news like CNN and The New York Times, but Seriously how long can that entertain me!

Why would I want to hear about more people dying, more political turmoil, or new recipes from Martha Stewart's new cookbook? I want my escapism...and I want it presented to me on a platter. Therefore, Fark fills that gap.

Thank you Fark, Drew, and all the others that help put it together!

And Yes, I waste about 3 hours or more a day on Fark...
*thank god I haven't been fired yet for it*
2001-07-27 09:50:46 AM  
i get the feeling that

a) this wasn't well written - he made points without backing them up (i.e. he said that fark is no longer a good cummunity, but didn't say how).

b) Fark has *nothing* to do with Geocities

c) he only mentioned Fark on his site to get a free plug for his stupid web site.
2001-07-27 09:51:43 AM  
Fark may be mindless fun but, I'd like to see Fikus get his loyal subjects to buy him a new server!

Fikus: get yourself a screen-name and defend yourself!
2001-07-27 10:14:26 AM  
I have been reading for a year. Its a site that compiles interesting/humorous/whatever news stories, and gives the opportunity for people to post their comments for free and communicate about the posted articles. Fark gets a lot of traffic, and have a large community of involved posters. The problem is of course that this access to communication breeds a big ball of stupid, worthless crap. It would be time consuming and annoying for me to quote the kind of stuff that is said, but suffice it to say that it is stupid and it bothers me. As the site has gotten more popular, its only gotten worse. Again, its a case of access to the technology breeding a cheapening of quality. Why can't there be sites like this with big communities that are really great?

Translation: When I first started reading fark, there were only a few people who posted and they all thought in similiar paterns as me, but now that people actually know about fark, other people read it to! Its not just my personal haven to talk with like minded people, it actually has a MIX of opinions! Dear god! I dont want to listen to that! I just want to be reaffirmed in the stuff I already believe in! It was much cooler before it was popular.

I hate that.
2001-07-27 10:19:39 AM  
I can't imagine this ignoramus's site gets more than 10 hits a day.
2001-07-27 10:24:28 AM  
while i agree slightly with what the arsewipe said, americans do buy into some stupid shiat, most music today sucks my arse, and (sorry drew) a link to fark from mtv is indeed a big ball of stupid, worthless crap, i still think that fark is one of the best sites online. our message boards aren't filled with morons, like aol or yahoo... or anything else for that matter, we don't have links to stupid shiat like britney spears or n*suck-my-ass (when we do, it's mockingly), and we don't need to write about how much angryferret sucks to stay online!!

2001-07-27 10:28:34 AM  
I don't even know why we're wasting time talking about this numbnuts. He's an elitist arsehole who thinks he's the shiat. fark him. I don't think I need to tell you how farking cool Fark is. So all I have to say to him is "Fark you, you farking fark."

Love ya, Farkers!
2001-07-27 10:29:16 AM  
This guy obviously wrote this article because he knew Drew would link to it, thus sending him traffic. He is a crappy poopoo head. He doesn't even have an American name!
2001-07-27 10:31:35 AM  
It looks like this guy's been reading Fark for a while, doesn't get his farkticles posted, people don't reply to his posts, so he figures he can do a better job.

BizarreBehavior: He's a lurker who's afraid to get flamed. That's why he created a place where he controls all the content. Kind of an Anti-Drew. "Read what I say is interesting and don't comment. Sign my guestbook."
2001-07-27 10:31:49 AM  
Friar god damn it man, THE WALKEN POSTS HAVE NOTHING TO DO WITH MTV, someone from Astralwerks records asked Drew to post those... NOTHING TO DO WITH MTV! DAMN YOU MAN! YOURE MAKING ME CRAZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZY
2001-07-27 10:33:49 AM  
What a whiner...

Those "the world is horrible now, it used to be better!" types annoy me. :P

-= rei =-
2001-07-27 10:37:41 AM  
Looks like we farkwomen have our WEENIE-of-the day link!

Thanks Drew!

2001-07-27 10:39:29 AM  
Sounds like that guy is a little jealous of Farks success.
2001-07-27 10:41:00 AM  
Oh absolutely. Things were always better than they are now. Shut up shut up shut up shut up. Also, elietist pricks piss me off, "I've been around longer! I'm a regular! I contribute" good for you, get off your fricking high horse before you fall and break your neck.
2001-07-27 10:44:00 AM  
"Most alarming to me is the total lack of quality in the realm of Internet-only publishing"

After reading this "Online Journalists" "works" I know how he feels.
2001-07-27 10:47:57 AM  
Come on, you must admit that for a good part of June the articles sucked ass.
2001-07-27 10:54:48 AM  
2001-07-27 11:02:21 AM  
To refute this bozo's claim I will now elevate Fark into the realm of High Art with a poem:


I walk across the steaming heat
of the tarmac,
catering to the whims
of the well-to-do
and the arrogant.
I love their machines and
what they do in the clouds.
But them?
Well, some.
And at the end of the
sun drenched day,
a cool drink,
a soft seat,
a few taps on the mouse,
And, Fark!
And they are beautiful.
They have minds like
barb stemmed fractual
I stare at the screen
drinking in their

Their, Fark is now all Arty and shiat.
2001-07-27 11:02:48 AM  
I want to hit this person with a baseball bat.

What kind of retard demeans the medium of communication that HE IS UTILIZING TO SPREAD HIS WORK? Talk about biting the hand that feeds.
2001-07-27 11:03:04 AM  
I figured it out.... it's Squatch... we havent seen him in several months, wasn't it Cyberpunk that pissed him off?
2001-07-27 11:04:18 AM  

You forgot the line about boobies.
2001-07-27 11:06:37 AM  
I'm proud to be a part of the downfall of civilization!
2001-07-27 11:21:35 AM  
Hisey- lol on the 'weeners' :)

Lilgorgor- That was my thought exactly. I don't understand how one can be so shallow and nonself-reflexive. How can mediocre at best and particularly uncreative, writer damn to hell the medium that gives him the forum to express this opinion in the first place???
Ah, the stench of hypocrisy!
2001-07-27 11:29:04 AM  
puyodead: "I cannot think of one great piece of literature that has been created since word proccessors became commonplace."

wow, that's really ignorant. plenty of amazing literature has come out since like 90. this guy should read infinite jest, published in 96, along with looking into getting a literary magazine to find out what's out there.
2001-07-27 11:30:45 AM  
Welcome to his point proven.
However, boobies.

Thank you.
2001-07-27 11:35:00 AM  
Wow, and to think all this time I was absorbing every single thing on Fark with the belief that it all has intense purpose and meaning, analyzing deepley each news story and boobie headline. I have been so deceived! Thank you, angryferret, for showing me the light through the deception! I AM ABSOLVED! FARK MUST DIE!
2001-07-27 11:35:13 AM  
Oops! Please insert Boobies into poem somewhere.
2001-07-27 11:45:35 AM  
Yea, sic transit gloria mundi and all that. However, nowadays, when I go to wired, or memepool, or wherever, I'm forever looking for the comments box to enter my "1 ph34r u r wr0n9"-too-sense yes-I-have-a-voice-do-I-no-bleed contribution. Not that I've been a Farker for a really long time (ahem) - but to me, it is valuable.
If the man wants creativity, I would suggest he visit the Onion, which truly rivals Jonathan Swift, or the internet Oracle, who (well... which) also blows my mind on occasion, or that he read the post by DeiterLee above (yay - "Arty and shiat"). And if he wants well-formed/-informed opinions with background information, the 1337 h4x0r he is could simply write a Farkfilter to see only reicomments (extracting a name from a hat   :)
2001-07-27 11:50:24 AM  
I bet there's a good Geocities site out there somewhere. This guy is one close-minded fark wad.
2001-07-27 12:05:00 PM  
"arty and shiat" I meant. Sorry.

2001-07-27 12:22:34 PM  
whine whine b*tch moan. if you don't like reading fark comments then don't read em. just enjoy fark's articles and that be the end of it :P
2001-07-27 12:28:26 PM  
Ahem, oh, and fark is on a comic.

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2001-07-27 12:45:40 PM  
I think he's French. He's still bitter about surrenderring (again).

Vive laFARK!!
2001-07-27 12:46:35 PM  
2001-07-27 12:57:48 PM  
Obviously a well thought-out and researched article by a Serious Journalist. Hogwash. Just one idiot's opinion parading as thoughtful social commentary.

But then an opinion is like an asshole - everybody's got one. It's just that most people don't dress it up to look like anything other than what it really is.

And there's mine.
2001-07-27 01:00:26 PM  
This is funny! The author thinks he/she/it is saying something new, but really it comes down to this:

Entertainment (e.g. Fark) is less valuable than material of merit (e.g. educational materials or fine art).

Gee, who would have guessed that?

By the way...if the author is reading: What do you think of the works of Aristophanes, the the first master of crap as art? I'll bet you've never even read them.
2001-07-27 01:04:30 PM  
WOOHOO! Finally I have proof that I'm the degredation of society!
2001-07-27 01:06:26 PM  
Okay, I feel he was wrong on Fark, BUT he was spot on with everything else he said.

this access to communication breeds a big ball of stupid, worthless crap

I don't know who in their right mind can possibly disagree with that statement. Whoever does obviously hasn't been to a geocities page....
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