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(Slate)   For those who missed it, one of the few reviews of Drew's book that actually got the message right: Fark founder Drew Curtis flattens the fourth estate, by Jack Shafer   (slate.com) divider line 123
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2008-06-05 10:59:51 AM  
Are you farking kidding me, two posts in a row? What the...is it Drew's birthday or somethin'?
 
2008-06-05 11:00:18 AM  
It's a lifestyle choice. HA
 
2008-06-05 11:00:31 AM  
Erm, why are we reading an article from October?

/Wait, Drew wrote a book?
 
2008-06-05 11:00:36 AM  
The book came out over a year ago and we're still posting reviews?

This wouldn't be a sponsored link, by any chance?

Yeah, I'm being totally being an ass, wanna fight about it?
 
2008-06-05 11:01:51 AM  
...zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz..........
 
2008-06-05 11:02:08 AM  
Drew's book trifecta in play.
 
2008-06-05 11:02:32 AM  
The review is too long. Can someone summarize it for me in an easy-to-swallow manner?
 
2008-06-05 11:02:50 AM  
278 pages? I hope there are a lot of pictures and the print is big.
 
2008-06-05 11:03:22 AM  
Raging Thespian: Erm, why are we reading an article from October?

Guess Drew's low on beer money.
 
2008-06-05 11:03:51 AM  
Julieahni: The review is too long. Can someone summarize it for me in an easy-to-swallow manner?

penis?
 
2008-06-05 11:04:20 AM  
This column is not a pathetic attempt to get my story posted on Fark.com and reap the thousands of hits that naturally follow.

i184.photobucket.com
 
2008-06-05 11:05:13 AM  
This column is not a pathetic attempt to get my story posted on Fark.com and reap the thousands of hits that naturally follow.

th294.photobucket.com
 
2008-06-05 11:06:22 AM  
:::shakes fist at Molavian:::
 
2008-06-05 11:06:31 AM  
Separated at birth?

www.vh1.com

and

img.slate.com

Damn, Drew. That movie you made about huffing gasoline really, really disturbed me, and was very difficult to watch. (link pops into new window) Other than that, you're a pretty good actor.
 
2008-06-05 11:06:41 AM  
I'm in ur X Y'ing ur Z: Julieahni: The review is too long. Can someone summarize it for me in an easy-to-swallow manner?

penis?


Hahahaha!
 
2008-06-05 11:07:19 AM  
If so many reviewers get the message wrong, maybe there's actually a problem with the book, fellas.
 
2008-06-05 11:07:41 AM  
Julieahni: The review is too long. Can someone summarize it for me in an easy-to-swallow manner?

Book good. Beer good. News bad.
 
2008-06-05 11:08:49 AM  
It's not Fark, it's ads.
 
2008-06-05 11:08:49 AM  
I read Drew's Book...It was much better than 'Cats'...I want to read it again and again...
 
2008-06-05 11:09:22 AM  
Molavian: This column is not a pathetic attempt to get my story posted on Fark.com and reap the thousands of hits that naturally follow.

It worked, something like 8 months too late.
 
2008-06-05 11:09:56 AM  
*** PLUG ***
 
2008-06-05 11:11:31 AM  
Someone must be feeling unloved today.
 
2008-06-05 11:11:49 AM  
It's good to be king.
 
2008-06-05 11:14:43 AM  
"This column is not a pathetic attempt to get my story posted on Fark.com and reap the thousands of hits that naturally follow. "

Looks like you got the bonus deal!
 
2008-06-05 11:15:13 AM  
Bah. Drew's provided me a space to waste my time lo these many years. I think he deserves to toot his own horn for a brief moment.
 
2008-06-05 11:16:01 AM  
to me the book was kinda like the "Ernest goes to camp" movie...
ok to pick up at the library for free but I'd certainly never
pay money for it......
 
2008-06-05 11:16:38 AM  
Boy, I'm sure glad that there's someone out there who'll write a book about how pathetic it is that news media panders to viewership, sales, and marketing. Those newsies will keep the same story going for such a long time. Why just this morning, I came across an article from last October that was brought out by one form of news media just to improve sales and marketing of one of their products.
 
2008-06-05 11:16:56 AM  
"By raising the critical awareness of its readers, Fark.com encourages..."

OMG, they owe me a new keyboard
 
2008-06-05 11:17:08 AM  
Has anyone read the book? Is it any good?!
 
2008-06-05 11:18:40 AM  
amazing_live_seamonkeys: I read Drew's Book...It was much better than 'Cats'...I want to read it again and again...

Yet not better than LOLcats.
 
2008-06-05 11:24:03 AM  
A copy of Drew's book ended up in the newsroom a couple months ago..Someone stoled it before I had a chance to////
 
2008-06-05 11:27:39 AM  
Nice we are "social networking" now? fark. I thought I avoided all that shiat...

Thanks for nuthin Drew you commie.
 
2008-06-05 11:27:41 AM  
Is it being released in soft cover now and that's why it's being brought up?
 
2008-06-05 11:28:11 AM  
So where's the link/thread for the bad review?
 
2008-06-05 11:28:40 AM  
I'm hosed up..........hosed up I tell ya
/hosed
 
2008-06-05 11:29:57 AM  
Hi all. This won't apply to most of you...
 
2008-06-05 11:30:08 AM  
It's not news, it's ????
 
2008-06-05 11:30:14 AM  
AnimateThis: It's a lifestyle choice. HA

Boobies and Weiners?
 
2008-06-05 11:35:49 AM  
Congrats, Drew!

You may view my tits as a reward.

E-mail in profile, if only obliquely so.
 
2008-06-05 11:36:08 AM  
No one cares, flog your book elsewhere. It isn't news, it is simply a way to use your popular website to sell more copies. It is predictable, weakly written, and exactly what I would have expected from an unskilled writer trying to reach a bit too far beyond their skill set.

/Meh, it's your site do what the hell you want
//I didn't buy a copy nor would I but read it at a bookstore
///Yay self-promotion
////...and slashies
 
2008-06-05 11:38:59 AM  
Whoops. I left out a rather important punctuation mark.

/forehead slap
 
2008-06-05 11:40:02 AM  
Shameless self promotion? I'd do it if it was me.

Fark it kicks ass, because Fark links itself to articles about itself kicking ass. Thats the word people, if you don't like it you can Geeeetttt Ouuuutt.


\thinks fark kicks ass
\\Proof (new window)
 
2008-06-05 11:41:07 AM  
It was the best of times, it was the blurst of times?!?!
 
2008-06-05 11:55:30 AM  
Whats a 'splenetic'?
 
2008-06-05 11:56:31 AM  
kenchie: Has anyone read the book? Is it any good?!

I got it for Chrismas. I thought it was a very enjoyable read, even though Drew didn't reference any of my posts in it. What a jerk.
 
2008-06-05 11:58:51 AM  
"By raising the critical awareness of its readers, Fark.com encourages a kind of real-time press criticism of all the news on the Web."

Clearly, the article writer has not been on Fark.

Too bad. Fark would be so much better if it really WERE a critical analysis of press coverage of news events.
 
2008-06-05 12:02:05 PM  
BojanglesPaladin: "By raising the critical awareness of its readers, Fark.com encourages a kind of real-time press criticism of all the news on the Web."

Clearly, the article writer has not been on Fark.

Too bad. Fark would be so much better if it really WERE a critical analysis of press coverage of news events.


Yes, it's actually more like a bukkake session with whatever is the current media fascination. Entertaining, but pointless.
 
2008-06-05 12:04:55 PM  
BojanglesPaladin
"By raising the critical awareness of its readers, Fark.com encourages a kind of real-time press criticism of all the news on the Web."
Clearly, the article writer has not been on Fark.
Too bad. Fark would be so much better if it really WERE a critical analysis of press coverage of news events.


I don't have many friends here among the neckbeard community, but your post, I applaud. Well done.
 
2008-06-05 12:05:53 PM  
C-Hoser IV: "come for the not-news, stay for the racism."
Or maybe you're just mad because there aren't any sacred cows here.
Don't forget about the rape.
"come for the rape, stay for the racism"

I'm really trying to think of a product/place/company for that slogan.



Catholicism?


WINNAR. Prison is a close second tho.
 
2008-06-05 12:06:48 PM  
amazing_live_seamonkeys: What in the name of all that's horny is a "doucheknuckle?" Don't get me wrong, it's a good word, it's a funny word, I just can't figure out for the life of me what the referent for this word could possibly be.
 
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