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2008-02-15 11:15:29 AM  
Smarter Farkers? Isn't that a contradiction in terms, like central intelligence or happily married?
 
2008-02-15 11:16:01 AM  
"Smarter FARKers will take a submitter to task for an inaccurate submission line."

www.laobserved.com
 
2008-02-15 11:20:38 AM  
I work at Intel, so...

/etc.
 
2008-02-15 11:22:32 AM  
SanDamiano: MrStench: Dr. Nick Riviera: No, I'm Spartacus! Er, I mean, Andy Patrizio!

I'm Tiger Woods.

No, I'm Tiger Woods!


I'm Brian! And so is my wife!
 
2008-02-15 11:22:43 AM  
biobot: Lighten. Up. Francis

what movie is that?

/i know, i'm retarded
 
2008-02-15 11:28:34 AM  
galileogalileo: what movie is that?

Stripes (new window)
 
2008-02-15 11:40:05 AM  
40below: Newspapers are a dead medium. Just ask anyone around here, they'll tell you. The only reliable journalism in 2008 is being produced by Internet savants like Matt Drudge and Perez Hilton.

It's gotten to the point where I get almost all of my news from Fark. Or Google News. For local stuff sometimes I watch the tv news, but that's mostly to see the amazing eye candy that is Barb Higgins.

Talkin' bout my generation
 
2008-02-15 11:41:08 AM  
IXI Jim IXI: SanDamiano: MrStench: Dr. Nick Riviera: No, I'm Spartacus! Er, I mean, Andy Patrizio!

I'm Tiger Woods.

No, I'm Tiger Woods!

I'm Brian! And so is my wife!


I'm a lonely little petunia in an onion patch.
 
2008-02-15 11:47:56 AM  
So when Fark links to an article that links to an article about Fark, does that cause the internet to collapse into a singularity? As if the Internet was trying to fark itself.
 
2008-02-15 11:50:30 AM  
mreuther: As if the Internet was trying to fark itself.

They have websites devoted to that...

hockeyfarker: It's gotten to the point where I get almost all of my news from Fark.

I'll listen to the radio or catch local news, but I get most of my news from here too. I figure this place has a similar group mentality to what I'm interested in.

In other words, you're all completely farking nuts...
 
2008-02-15 11:56:29 AM  
thas_hawt!: MrStench: Dr. Nick Riviera: No, I'm Spartacus! Er, I mean, Andy Patrizio!

I'm Tiger Woods.

I'm Batman.


I'm nauseous.
 
2008-02-15 12:00:35 PM  
/
 
2008-02-15 12:01:36 PM  
I thought the article was about this morning's headline: "Bosnian drunk driver tested, found to be driving at--we interrupt this bulletin to advise you to sit down and put your head between your knees--0.06, or 20 times the legal limit"
 
2008-02-15 12:03:40 PM  
IXI Jim IXI: SanDamiano: MrStench: Dr. Nick Riviera: No, I'm Spartacus! Er, I mean, Andy Patrizio!

I'm Tiger Woods.

No, I'm Tiger Woods!

I'm Brian! And so is my wife!


I'm not Markinson... are you Markinson?
 
2008-02-15 12:05:15 PM  
www.engadget.com

I like where this thread is going . . .
 
2008-02-15 12:06:07 PM  
There are smarter Farkers? Where is this other Fark?
 
2008-02-15 12:06:35 PM  
Deucednuisance: IXI Jim IXI: SanDamiano: MrStench: Dr. Nick Riviera: No, I'm Spartacus! Er, I mean, Andy Patrizio!

I'm Tiger Woods.

No, I'm Tiger Woods!

I'm Brian! And so is my wife!

I'm a lonely little petunia in an onion patch.


I'm Brian Fellow!
 
2008-02-15 12:12:32 PM  
What's a smart FARKer?
 
2008-02-15 12:21:11 PM  
IXI Jim IXI: I'll listen to the radio or catch local news, but I get most of my news from here too. I figure this place has a similar group mentality to what I'm interested in.

Yeah, along with the major news, I get stories on stripper mug shots, beastiality, quantum physics, and very occasionally a boobies thread. It really is fantastic.
 
2008-02-15 12:21:46 PM  
missmarsha: ummmm.. Eh, where does it say they were lost last year?

/FTFY
 
2008-02-15 12:23:18 PM  
One Shot Memtok: What's a smart FARKer?

Oxymoran?
 
2008-02-15 12:23:49 PM  
Who has credibility in the what now?

They've all jumped the shark. Google news is both a boon and a bane.

Take any "news" story, that is closer to news than not-news, and do a google search on some of the key words, and you'll either get a lot more info, or a 50/50 split of stories that say one thing, and the oppossite, without any further detail.

Even looking at the wire services, you'll either get slavish consistency or wide divergences.

You don't trust the 4th estate blindly, any more than you should trust anything else. They're there to sell your eyeballs to avertisers. You don't vote for them with ballots, you vote with your veiwership and your wallets, and paying attention to only one is bad, whether it be ABC, NBC, PBS, CBS, NPR, or FOX. All introduce bias. And you especially don't watch opinion pieces or punditry as if it were news. That's explicitly biased.

There are very few journalists left in journalism, if there ever really were. If it bleeds it leads, terror teases, conflated lead-ins, and biased crap make almost all the corporate whore news agencies friggin useless.
 
2008-02-15 12:26:14 PM  
IXI Jim IXI: SanDamiano: MrStench: Dr. Nick Riviera: No, I'm Spartacus! Er, I mean, Andy Patrizio!

I'm Tiger Woods.

No, I'm Tiger Woods!

I'm Brian! And so is my wife!


Damn you IXI Jim IXI:! ;)

/but he does have a big nose...
 
2008-02-15 12:42:50 PM  
jaymzz: Obviously another attempt to silence Ron Paul.

/why is everything about Ron Paul with those people?
//Ron Paul
///%3Fpenis


I blame global warming and the pancake bunny.
 
2008-02-15 12:43:58 PM  
hockeyfarker: Yeah, along with the major news, I get stories on stripper mug shots, beastiality, quantum physics, and very occasionally a boobies thread. It really is fantastic.

Let's face it, I have yet to hear Brian Williams say "First up tonight, a guy was arrested at a daycare for farking his dead Labrador..."
 
2008-02-15 12:44:29 PM  
Old_Chief_Scott: Come on now folks, where would Fark be without inflammatory headlines? We all know by now that there is no cure for cancer, but we still make a point of letting everyone know from time to time.

And dogs.

What about stories with dogs? Nine times out of ten they want something, and 45% of the time that something they want is steak.

Let's be realistic here, the fact that this headline and this story originally appeared on the Business Tab makes it a virtual certainty that less than 5% of actual real live Farkers (not including alts) saw the story in the first place. So let's not go getting all high and mighty about the original headline. Let's not go getting all judgemental about who injected a bit of fluff into the queue. Let's not forget that this is an election year, and that the best inflammatory headlines are yet to come.


Old Chief Scott in '08!
 
2008-02-15 12:55:36 PM  
Compare someone who reads Fark throughout the day with my grandparents who waited until 6 pm to watch 'the news' on TV. Farkers are by their very nature 'smarter' than TV-watching fogies.

/sorry oma/opa
 
2008-02-15 12:56:54 PM  
IXI Jim IXI: Let's face it, I have yet to hear Brian Williams say "First up tonight, a guy was arrested at a daycare for farking his dead Labrador..."

I recently saw that all of my comments have been deleted from that thread. :(

Newscasts also rarely devolve into showing just pictures of random hot redheads and Salma Hayek.
 
2008-02-15 01:02:26 PM  
Marcus Aurelius: Jumping to wildly inaccurate conclusions is much more fun.

True. You could even make a game out of it. You could have a mat that you would put on the floor and it would have different conclusions written on it that you could jump to.
 
2008-02-15 01:31:40 PM  
Rectum damn near killed em: Deucednuisance: IXI Jim IXI: SanDamiano: MrStench: Dr. Nick Riviera: No, I'm Spartacus! Er, I mean, Andy Patrizio!

I'm Tiger Woods.

No, I'm Tiger Woods!

I'm Brian! And so is my wife!

I'm a lonely little petunia in an onion patch.

I'm Brian Fellow!


I am William Wallace!

/7ft tall
//bolts of lightning from my arse
///etc.
 
2008-02-15 01:37:54 PM  
ElSabio182: Rectum damn near killed em: Deucednuisance: IXI Jim IXI: SanDamiano: MrStench: Dr. Nick Riviera: No, I'm Spartacus! Er, I mean, Andy Patrizio!

I'm Tiger Woods.

No, I'm Tiger Woods!

I'm Brian! And so is my wife!

I'm a lonely little petunia in an onion patch.

I'm Brian Fellow!

I am William Wallace!


There are those who call me...Tim.
 
2008-02-15 01:55:07 PM  
ElSabio182: Rectum damn near killed em: Deucednuisance: IXI Jim IXI: SanDamiano: MrStench: Dr. Nick Riviera: No, I'm Spartacus! Er, I mean, Andy Patrizio!

I'm Tiger Woods.

No, I'm Tiger Woods!

I'm Brian! And so is my wife!

I'm a lonely little petunia in an onion patch.

I'm Brian Fellow!

I am William Wallace!


I'm Mike Wallace, and this is 60 Minutes.
 
2008-02-15 01:57:43 PM  
FTA: "It found 78 percent of U.S. adults felt there is bias in the news media and 77 percent believe newspapers pay lots more attention to stories that support their own point of view. At 77-78 percent, that's not just conservatives saying the press is biased like they always seem to do, that's pretty much across the board."

Even if he passes Journalism 101, he FAILS Statistics 101.
 
2008-02-15 02:04:28 PM  
KellyLockhart: Finally, some reporter got it right - he called us a "NOT-news aggregator" site.

This guy really does do his research.

/ I wonder what his fark handle is? :)


FTFY - Pet Peeve
 
2008-02-15 02:13:28 PM  
Here's to journalistic integrity and good reporting

Les: What a sight, ladies and gentlemen, what a sight! The copter seems to be circling the parking lot now, perhaps looking for a place to land...no, something just came out of the back of the helicopter! it's a...a dark object, uh...perhaps a skydiver, plummeting to the earth from only 2000 feet in the air...and a second, and a third! ...No parachutes yet. Those can't be skydivers... I can't tell just yet what they are, but-OH MY GOD, THEY'RE TURKEYS!!! Oh, no, Johnny, can you get this? Oh, they're crashing to the earth right in front of our eyes! One just went through the windshield of a parked car! Oh, this is terrible. The mob is running around pushing each other...oh my goodness. Oh, the humanity! People are running about...the turkeys are hitting the ground like sacks of wet cement! Folks...I don't know how much longer they're...the crowd is running for their lives. I think I'm going to step inside...I can't stay out here and watch this any longer...no, I can't go in there. Children are searching for their mothers, and...oh, not since the Hindenberg tragedy has there been anything like this! I don't know how much longer I can hold my position here, Johnny. The crowd...
 
2008-02-15 02:15:40 PM  
Commenting on an article that comments on Fark comments...

Recursion makes my head hurt.
 
2008-02-15 02:19:43 PM  
Rectum damn near killed em: Deucednuisance: IXI Jim IXI: SanDamiano: MrStench: Dr. Nick Riviera: No, I'm Spartacus! Er, I mean, Andy Patrizio!

I'm Tiger Woods.

No, I'm Tiger Woods!

I'm Brian! And so is my wife!

I'm a lonely little petunia in an onion patch.

I'm Brian Fellow!

I am William Wallace!

I'm Mike Wallace, and this is 60 Minutes.


I'm the walrus coo coo cachoo
 
2008-02-15 02:25:53 PM  
I am reading this thread on an AMD powered laptop, so I am really getting a kick out of these replies....

Only, it doesn't say Dell on the cover, it says dy hp.

SonOfSpam: FTTM, the acme of American cinematic arts! [I used to love them when I was a kid.]
 
2008-02-15 02:38:59 PM  
whitey_d: Rectum damn near killed em: Deucednuisance: IXI Jim IXI: SanDamiano: MrStench: Dr. Nick Riviera: No, I'm Spartacus! Er, I mean, Andy Patrizio!

I'm Tiger Woods.

No, I'm Tiger Woods!

I'm Brian! And so is my wife!

I'm a lonely little petunia in an onion patch.

I'm Brian Fellow!

I am William Wallace!

I'm Mike Wallace, and this is 60 Minutes.

I'm the walrus coo coo cachoo


I am Arthur, King of the Britons.
 
2008-02-15 03:36:34 PM  
Headlines can be misleading? Does that mean that there isn't a cat out there with lipstick on its butt and there is no incest?

/just TF dated myself
 
2008-02-15 04:02:39 PM  
Yeah, Fark is a lot of things, but "news aggregator" is not one of them. See, Mr Reporter who practices due dilligance, the very top of the page? Where it ways 'It's not news....'? Yeah. Maybe you're not really the amazing journalist you thought you were.
 
2008-02-15 05:00:14 PM  
okami36: whitey_d: Rectum damn near killed em: Deucednuisance: IXI Jim IXI: SanDamiano: MrStench: Dr. Nick Riviera: No, I'm Spartacus! Er, I mean, Andy Patrizio!

I'm Tiger Woods.

No, I'm Tiger Woods!

I'm Brian! And so is my wife!

I'm a lonely little petunia in an onion patch.

I'm Brian Fellow!

I am William Wallace!

I'm Mike Wallace, and this is 60 Minutes.

I'm the walrus coo coo cachoo

I am Arthur, King of the Britons.


Luke, I am your father!
 
2008-02-15 08:09:55 PM  
electromime: okami36: whitey_d: Rectum damn near killed em: Deucednuisance: IXI Jim IXI: SanDamiano: MrStench: Dr. Nick Riviera: No, I'm Spartacus! Er, I mean, Andy Patrizio!

I'm Tiger Woods.

No, I'm Tiger Woods!

I'm Brian! And so is my wife!

I'm a lonely little petunia in an onion patch.

I'm Brian Fellow!

I am William Wallace!

I'm Mike Wallace, and this is 60 Minutes.

I'm the walrus coo coo cachoo

I am Arthur, King of the Britons.

Luke, I am your father!


I am Sam, Sam I am.
 
2008-02-15 10:04:35 PM  
WallspaceMurals: I thought the article was about this morning's headline: "Bosnian drunk driver tested, found to be driving at--we interrupt this bulletin to advise you to sit down and put your head between your knees--0.06, or 20 times the legal limit"

ROFL!!! So did I ;-)

/silly subby
 
2008-02-16 12:11:35 PM  
whitey_d: Rectum damn near killed em: Deucednuisance: IXI Jim IXI: SanDamiano: MrStench: Dr. Nick Riviera: No, I'm Spartacus! Er, I mean, Andy Patrizio!

I'm Tiger Woods.

No, I'm Tiger Woods!

I'm Brian! And so is my wife!

I'm a lonely little petunia in an onion patch.

I'm Brian Fellow!

I am William Wallace!

I'm Mike Wallace, and this is 60 Minutes.

I'm the walrus coo coo cachoo


I stole your bucket.
 
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