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(SFGate)   San Francisco Chronicle asking readers to pick top strange news stories of 2007. If only there were some website where people could read about strange news stories on a daily basis   (sfgate.com) divider line 36
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2007-12-26 12:32:23 PM
How about "Giant farking Tiger Leaps 15 Foot Moat and Devourers Zoo Visitor in Cafeteria"?
 
2007-12-26 12:32:56 PM
It's right under your nose, submitter.
 
2007-12-26 12:46:42 PM
It doesn't matter...nothing will top the "nuts caught in slats of chair" story/thread.
 
2007-12-26 12:52:14 PM
San Francisco has plenty of weird things going on all the time. I know. I used to live there.

Fark is mighty tame by comparison ;)
 
2007-12-26 01:06:20 PM
God, if only there were.

Well, I guess it's back to Drudge for you, subby!
 
2007-12-26 02:15:32 PM
San Francisco could take lessons from Florida on how to make great news stories because most of those were just boring.
 
2007-12-26 02:56:58 PM
"Fark: just like the San Francisco Chronicle but now with more nuts and less balls!"TM
 
2007-12-26 03:45:27 PM
Fark is to San Fransisco as The Free Republic is to the Daily Show.
 
2007-12-26 03:47:19 PM
The Chronicle is easily the worst major paper in California (LA Times, San Jose Merc., Sacramento Bee) and is sometimes beaten out by the Contra Costa Times or the Oakland Tribune.
 
2007-12-26 03:48:02 PM
UberDave: It doesn't matter...nothing will top the "nuts caught in slats of chair" story/thread.

i can haz link?
 
2007-12-26 03:48:35 PM
What a stupid article. They're asking readers to pick the top ten, yet there are 20 to choose from. Not only that, they've left out a lot of worthy candidates, as commenters to the article have mentioned.
 
2007-12-26 03:50:02 PM
UberDave: It doesn't matter...nothing will top the "nuts caught in slats of chair" story/thread.

I think the epic UFO/streetlight thread would be near the top of the list if farkers were asked to pick their favorite threads. However, I agree that the "nuts caught in slats of chair" thread is the epic thread of all time.
 
2007-12-26 03:52:29 PM
That site already exists, it's called CNN.
 
2007-12-26 03:56:25 PM
If only some kids would dig up a dead body to fark it.
 
2007-12-26 03:56:35 PM
youshallhaveeverbeen
Ask and ye shall receive:
Original Story:
Link

Fark Thread:
Link
 
2007-12-26 03:56:52 PM
I would vote for an article about some broken-hearted soon-to-be divorcee who posted a picture of his wife and said "I was homeschooled and look what I married."
 
2007-12-26 03:57:02 PM
Sir Roderick Glossop: How about "Giant farking Tiger Leaps 15 Foot Moat and Devourers Zoo Visitor in Cafeteria"?

This.

UberDave: It doesn't matter...nothing will top the "nuts caught in slats of chair" story/thread.

I loved that thread. But that didn't happen this year. So you know, live in the now dude.
 
2007-12-26 03:57:06 PM
ZOMBO (new window)
 
2007-12-26 03:57:11 PM
am I the first to bring up the PCHB?
 
2007-12-26 03:57:32 PM
Uh, article asks simply for top news stories, not necessarily "strange" stories.
 
2007-12-26 03:58:24 PM
Pair-o-Dice: That site already exists, it's called CNN.

At CNN.com right now

4 cameras capture van slamming into store
Man says he's Ozzy, pulls out gun
Who is killing Mexico's musicians?
Boy, 10, impaled by manure spreader


This...is CNN.
 
2007-12-26 04:05:54 PM
tuna fingers: I would vote for an article about some broken-hearted soon-to-be divorce who posted a picture of his wife and said "I was homeschooled and look what I married."

I'm a pretty regular Farker, but I missed this one when it happened. Any chance I can get a link or at least a synopsis?
 
2007-12-26 04:07:28 PM
Pretty much every story here is also on CNN or the BBC.

Submitting things CNN and the BBC are avoiding here and watching them get avoided too makes you lose hope Fark is any different, although now and then a cool admin shows up for a few hours and restores my hope.

/who is that guy?
 
2007-12-26 04:07:38 PM
Sndtrkman

FAIL!


This is the Ballsack Conundrum thread. There was no news article for it.
Linky
 
2007-12-26 04:10:53 PM
gorgor:

Man, that site has the funniest weird stories I've ever read! I took a while for that site intro to finish, but once it did it was sooooo worth it!

/The best was the one about the naked sorority sisters
 
2007-12-26 04:13:24 PM
Here's a weird story. All the women that rejected me when I was younger now have flat asses, bad teeth, three kids and are divorced. I'm rejecting them now and I'm dating a woman 14 years younger. Yeah, high school reunion was fun this year.
 
2007-12-26 04:16:36 PM
I can't believe this. All these posts and I'm the first to call repeat. That or I'm having one hell of a dejavu.


/the fark has me
//spell check says "fark" is spelled wrong
///boobies!!1!
 
2007-12-26 04:35:02 PM
Sir Roderick Glossop: How about "Giant farking Tiger Leaps 15 Foot Moat and Devourers Zoo Visitor in Cafeteria"?

I'll third THIS.

That nad story is awful! Worse, is the site asking who else you'd like to see that happen to.
 
2007-12-26 04:44:37 PM
nakago: Sndtrkman

FAIL!

This is the Ballsack Conundrum thread. There was no news article for it.
Linky


Yeah yeah, when I searched on Fark I realized I posted a thread that links to the thread that was mentioned. No need to go all "Fail" on me.
 
2007-12-26 04:51:32 PM
WilEKyoT

They have THE best midget tossing in town!
 
2007-12-26 05:29:25 PM
An advertisement for Fark.com on Fark.com. Technically that's a sponsored link.
 
2007-12-26 05:36:31 PM
Um, Subby, you read funny - the SFGate poll is for "Top News Stories in the Bay Area for 2007" - not for "strange news."

Subby fails.
 
2007-12-26 05:38:59 PM
homerdrew415: The Chronicle is easily the worst major paper in California (LA Times, San Jose Merc., Sacramento Bee) and is sometimes beaten out by the Contra Costa Times or the Oakland Tribune.

Ha!! So very true...I live in these parts and most of the stories in the SF Chronicle are either AP Wire stories or NYT reprints. Hearst Publications went through the Chron staff a year or so ago and fired just about everyone...I think they have maybe one or two full time writers left =/
 
2007-12-26 06:18:23 PM
It's really sad, because the McClatchy newspaper group will eventually out muscle the Chron's for it's market share, and it won't be any more important than the OC register.

My #1 pet peeve (and you can call me a bigoted chauvinist if you want) is that they have an Asian woman (who had a science background) as the main writer about the Golden State Warriors basketball team. It's not as if I have a problem with Asians in sports coverage. My favorite sports writer is Tim Kawakami with the SJ Merc. I just find it hard to believe that a team with a 65 year old white male head coach (Don Nelson), and a team of young black men in their 20's would open up and offer any sort of insight to an Asian female.
 
2007-12-26 10:37:02 PM
I know a place
 
2007-12-26 10:42:58 PM
The biggest story for 2007 is the same as before: that the Chron rests its wannabe laurels on SFGate.com, and no one knows that URL, and so the only people going there are the inbred twerps living in the Bay Area, namely SF, which lowers ad revenue, readership and viral exposure.

The Chron is as The City is... largely forgotten, these days, and left to stew in a self-inflicted, circumscribed region where their writers' writings are eagerly absorbed by the latest immigrants and their print copies are eagerly absorbed by the destitute looking for coat insulation.
 
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