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(Boston Globe)   Old and busted: Al Gore created the Internet. New hotness: John McCain created the Blackberry   (boston.com ) divider line
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2008-09-16 02:07:56 PM  
I thought he invented the rotary engine.
 
2008-09-16 02:07:56 PM  

Eddie Adams from Torrance: rukusrazor: And I was the fist to give analingus.

/he already said he's computer retarded... so...

Freudian typo?


Ha ha ha! I guess it was. They kind of go fist-in-fist.
 
2008-09-16 02:08:31 PM  

JonnyBGoode: For those of you who are quick to go "Ha Ha, he can't even use a computer..."

John McCain can't use a computer. His injuries sustained during his time as a POW left his arms crippled (his captors refused to set the bone in one of his broken arms) and now he is phyisically unable to use a keyboard. I'm sure could he use one, he would. He gave more for his country than most of the ones laughing at him for his disabilities ever have. So laugh it up. Make fun of the poor crippled man. He gave the use of his arms, so you could have that right.


and he even created the Blackberry to boot.

/POW
 
2008-09-16 02:08:55 PM  

BlaiseDaily: McBiggins Quote 2008-09-16 01:54:26 PM
Blackberries are made by RIM. RIM is from Canada.

Shows how out of touch he is that he doesnt even know what he is talking about isnt an american innovation. It comes from Kitchener, ON. That town has two claims to fame with the first being the blackberry and the second being southern Ontarios largerst Octberfest Beer Festival. If you ever have been to Kitchener it is nuts Research in Motion has like Bought an Entire neighborhood with all there money.


You must be from there-only Germans capitalize random words like that.

/On second thought, they only do that to nouns.
//Fail
///Slashies for beer!
 
2008-09-16 02:09:16 PM  
If McCain had invented the Blackberry, it would've been called the Elderberry.

(I can't believe no one's made this joke yet.)
 
2008-09-16 02:09:23 PM  

Obdicut: JonnyBGoode: He gave the use of his arms, so you could have that right.

Well, first of all, they were taken from him, rather than him giving them up.

Second of all: my coworker is missing one arm entirely, the other one is a stump with one functional finger and a non-opposable thumb. He manages to use email.

If McCain finds himself unable to use computers, that is a choice of his. There are defensible reasons to make that choice. Physical difficulty is a weak-ass one.


Hear, hear!

Besides, he could always pull down his pants, take a Viagra and use the hunt-and-pecker method to type.
 
2008-09-16 02:09:51 PM  

Tigger: in fairness there's a solid chance he thinks he's running for President of Canada.


That's okay, so does Stephen Harper.
 
2008-09-16 02:11:31 PM  
Guys, guys - you're misunderstanding. He wasn't talking about the Blackberry technology - he was actually there, on the Second Day, when God created the plants and so forth. And McCain said, hey, we should have some tasty black berries. And God said, Make It So, Number 1.

/Also, if I don't see a campaign ad about this in a week, I shall weep.
 
2008-09-16 02:11:34 PM  
Holtz-Eakin's argument is similar to one advanced by Gore, the Democratic presidential nominee in 2000.

Farking liars! Research In Motion should sue the campaign for violating all kinds of laws by making this claim.

Besides, RIM was founded in 1984. Based in Waterloo, Ontario, we have offices in North America, Europe and Asia Pacific. McCain had no effect on developing the Blackberry. it is Canadian.

/How can anyone vote for such blatant and unapologetic liars??
 
2008-09-16 02:11:42 PM  

JonnyBGoode: For those of you who are quick to go "Ha Ha, he can't even use a computer..."

John McCain can't use a computer. His injuries sustained during his time as a POW left his arms crippled (his captors refused to set the bone in one of his broken arms) and now he is phyisically unable to use a keyboard. I'm sure could he use one, he would. He gave more for his country than most of the ones laughing at him for his disabilities ever have. So laugh it up. Make fun of the poor crippled man. He gave the use of his arms, so you could have that right.


www.bagofnothing.com

Laughs at your feeble imagination
 
2008-09-16 02:13:22 PM  

JonnyBGoode: For those of you who are quick to go "Ha Ha, he can't even use a computer..."

John McCain can't use a computer. His injuries sustained during his time as a POW left his arms crippled (his captors refused to set the bone in one of his broken arms) and now he is phyisically unable to use a keyboard. I'm sure could he use one, he would. He gave more for his country than most of the ones laughing at him for his disabilities ever have. So laugh it up. Make fun of the poor crippled man. He gave the use of his arms, so you could have that right.


That would be an easier sell if only there wasn't a portable email device which basically only requires thumbs to operate.....
 
2008-09-16 02:13:41 PM  
Dear lord McCain didn't even say it Douglas Holtz-Eakin did, and the biggest thing is Al Gore never freaking said he invented the internet.

OMG Douglas Holtz-Eakin thinks McCain produced legislation that helped create the blackberry. Let's say that for the next 8 years just like with Gore because that wasn't farking annoying or anything.
 
2008-09-16 02:14:04 PM  

camaroash: But Mccain wouldn't gain seventy pounds and take on hippie grooming techniques after losing winning.


FTFTruth
 
2008-09-16 02:14:55 PM  

hyperspacemonkey: /How can anyone vote for such blatant and unapologetic liars??


What ballot is Douglas Holtz-Eakin on? I will be sure not to vote for him.
 
2008-09-16 02:15:47 PM  

Gwendolyn: hyperspacemonkey: /How can anyone vote for such blatant and unapologetic liars??

What ballot is Douglas Holtz-Eakin on? I will be sure not to vote for him.


He is representing the McCain Presidential ticket. So who are you going to vote for?
 
2008-09-16 02:15:51 PM  

Xerxes99: pezzor: Mccain cant use a pc, how can he use a blackberry?


/Are you farking kidding? Those thumbs were made for texting...



...and that's just what they'll do
One of these days those thumbs are going to text all over you...
 
2008-09-16 02:16:11 PM  

R.A.Danny: I thought he invented the rotary engine.


He invented the wheel, derr.
 
2008-09-16 02:18:47 PM  

TofuTheAlmighty: If McCain had invented the Blackberry, it would've been called the Elderberry.


Ba-dum-bum [cymbal crash].

Low-hanging fruit for sure, but I admit it, I LOLed.
 
2008-09-16 02:19:11 PM  

PirateKing: But did he help create the boysenberry?

The loganberry?

The huckleberry?

Until I can have verified citations on McCain's fruit husbandry he shall not have my vote.


s2.mcstatic.com

"What about a point-ed stick?"
 
2008-09-16 02:20:03 PM  
The "Unlikely" tag is sad.
 
2008-09-16 02:20:17 PM  

R.A.Danny: I thought he invented the rotary engine.


You're thinking of Wankel. Not wanker. Easy mistake.
 
2008-09-16 02:21:26 PM  

JonnyBGoode: John McCain can't use a computer. His injuries sustained during his time as a POW left his arms crippled (his captors refused to set the bone in one of his broken arms) and now he is phyisically unable to use a keyboard.


He can move his fingers, so bullshiat.
 
2008-09-16 02:21:35 PM  

JonnyBGoode: John McCain can't use a computer. His injuries sustained during his time as a POW left his arms crippled (his captors refused to set the bone in one of his broken arms) and now he is phyisically unable to use a keyboard. I'm sure could he use one, he would. He gave more for his country than most of the ones laughing at him for his disabilities ever have. So laugh it up. Make fun of the poor crippled man. He gave the use of his arms, so you could have that right.


Bob Dole! Bob Dole ...
 
2008-09-16 02:22:08 PM  

JonnyBGoode: For those of you who are quick to go "Ha Ha, he can't even use a computer..."

John McCain can't use a computer. His injuries sustained during his time as a POW left his arms crippled (his captors refused to set the bone in one of his broken arms) and now he is phyisically unable to use a keyboard. I'm sure could he use one, he would. He gave more for his country than most of the ones laughing at him for his disabilities ever have. So laugh it up. Make fun of the poor crippled man. He gave the use of his arms, so you could have that right.


img369.imageshack.us
 
2008-09-16 02:22:38 PM  

All2morrowsparTs: He is representing the McCain Presidential ticket. So who are you going to vote for?


If people changed their votes every time an aide or adviser said something stupid no one would be voting for McCain or Obama. There are real things going on like McCain having a campaign pretty much run by former lobbyists but by all means lets harp of the stupid things that don't really freaking matter like some guy saying McCain passed some legislation that helped create the Blackberry.

It's like when Kerry said something about the military being made up of poor and uneducated because they don't have the same options available as the middle and upper class kids it got turned into "Kerry thinks the troops are stupid!" It is stupid when they do it and doing it over this makes us Democrats look just as bad.
 
2008-09-16 02:23:20 PM  
Dear lord McCain didn't even say it Douglas Holtz-Eakin did, and the biggest thing is Al Gore never freaking said he invented the internet.


THIS
 
2008-09-16 02:23:52 PM  
McCain is Canadian? I thought he was Panamanian!
 
2008-09-16 02:24:12 PM  
My grandfather was a quadriplegic and he could use the internet. In 1991.
 
2008-09-16 02:24:49 PM  
But we love the internet and hate Blackberry...guy might as well have claimed to have invented picnic ants.
 
2008-09-16 02:25:54 PM  

JonnyBGoode: For those of you who are quick to go "Ha Ha, he can't even use a computer..."

John McCain can't use a computer. His injuries sustained during his time as a POW left his arms crippled (his captors refused to set the bone in one of his broken arms) and now he is phyisically unable to use a keyboard. I'm sure could he use one, he would. He gave more for his country than most of the ones laughing at him for his disabilities ever have. So laugh it up. Make fun of the poor crippled man. He gave the use of his arms, so you could have that right.


They developed speach recognition software, but they can't program "Retard" for him.
 
2008-09-16 02:26:42 PM  

R.A.Danny: I thought he invented the rotary engine.


No... someone said that McCain is a wanker. You must have misheard that as "He's Wankel"
 
MIU
2008-09-16 02:26:55 PM  

BlaiseDaily: McBiggins Quote 2008-09-16 01:54:26 PM
Blackberries are made by RIM. RIM is from Canada.

It comes from Kitchener, ON. That town has two claims to fame with the first being the blackberry and the second being southern Ontarios largerst Octberfest Beer Festival. If you ever have been to Kitchener it is nuts Research in Motion has like Bought an Entire neighborhood with all there money.


RIM is headquartered in Waterloo, along with most of their buildings. Marketting is across the parking lot from us, and they keep taking our spots. Damn RIMBots! They're pretty much the same town, though, yeah.. the KitcherLoo.

We also make Weber BBQs here. And sausage.
 
2008-09-16 02:27:21 PM  

hyperspacemonkey: Holtz-Eakin's argument is similar to one advanced by Gore, the Democratic presidential nominee in 2000.

Farking liars! Research In Motion should sue the campaign for violating all kinds of laws by making this claim.

Besides, RIM was founded in 1984. Based in Waterloo, Ontario, we have offices in North America, Europe and Asia Pacific. McCain had no effect on developing the Blackberry. it is Canadian.


One more reason to initiate hostilities with our so-called "friends" to the North.
 
2008-09-16 02:28:33 PM  

Cyberluddite: R.A.Danny: I thought he invented the rotary engine.

You're thinking of Wankel. Not wanker. Easy mistake.


*dammit*
 
2008-09-16 02:29:09 PM  
John McCain created the Blackberry pancake.

FTFY
 
2008-09-16 02:30:00 PM  
Shouldnt this be in the politics tab? Oh and if that little exageration by Gore some how invalidated him for the Presidency in 2000 shouldnt this well I don't know invalidate McCain.

There were no blackberries in that tiger cage in vietnam!
 
2008-09-16 02:30:14 PM  

NaziKamikaze: So we get to call him a moron for claiming he invented it?


No, you can call Douglas Holtz-Eakin a moron for making the claim since he's the one who made it, not McCain. We also get to call you one for not reading the article since you would know this if you had.

What percentage of farkers actually read the articles they respond to? Judging by threads like this, you would think it's about 0.04% or something.
 
2008-09-16 02:30:35 PM  
rukusrazor
And I was the fist to give analingus.
So I finally get to use this?
gallery2.sa-char.net
 
2008-09-16 02:31:06 PM  

Eddie Adams from Torrance: R.A.Danny: I thought he invented the rotary engine.

No... someone said that McCain is a wanker. You must have misheard that as "He's Wankel"



Maybe he should have consulted with a priest, or some other Clerget.

/Monosoupape.
 
2008-09-16 02:32:11 PM  
With spokesmen like Douglas Holtz-Eakin, who needs Tucker Bounds?
 
2008-09-16 02:32:42 PM  
I invented the question mark.
 
2008-09-16 02:35:43 PM  

Tigger: in fairness there's a solid chance he thinks he's running for President of Canada.


THIS.

Funny side-note: when Stephen Harper got elected Prime Minister, Fox News's ticker read "Canada ends 13-year liberal presidency".
 
2008-09-16 02:37:25 PM  
img.photobucket.com

Long-lost archival footage version:

img.photobucket.com
 
2008-09-16 02:42:03 PM  
I wouldn't say he invented it, but he definitely was there during its creation.

/the blackberry, not the Blackberry
//you know, the fruit
///cause he's old and shiat
 
2008-09-16 02:43:34 PM  
There used to be a farker around here who was in a pretty bad accident that left him in a wheelchair. He typed with sticks lashed to his arms. And typed quite well.

I simply do not believe that John McCain's injuries make it impossible to use a keyboard.
 
2008-09-16 02:45:13 PM  

sinanju: JonnyBGoode: For those of you who are quick to go "Ha Ha, he can't even use a computer..."

John McCain can't use a computer. His injuries sustained during his time as a POW left his arms crippled (his captors refused to set the bone in one of his broken arms) and now he is phyisically unable to use a keyboard. I'm sure could he use one, he would. He gave more for his country than most of the ones laughing at him for his disabilities ever have. So laugh it up. Make fun of the poor crippled man. He gave the use of his arms, so you could have that right.


In addition to the pictures, which communicate the borderline mental retardation of this argument very effectively, there's also the fact that McCain has admitted in at least one interview that he does use computers. He just hasn't bothered to learn to use email or technology.
 
2008-09-16 02:46:21 PM  
Next in the line of stupid comments by McCain supporters today is Carly Fiorina saying Palin doesn't have the experience to run a major company like HP. Link (new window)
 
2008-09-16 02:47:41 PM  

VictoryCabal: There used to be a farker around here who was in a pretty bad accident that left him in a wheelchair. He typed with sticks lashed to his arms. And typed quite well.

I simply do not believe that John McCain's injuries make it impossible to use a keyboard.


There's also a quote out there from McCain talking about his attempts to learn how to use email, and computers in general. People have posted it several times on Fark.

This is just another shameful example of the McCain campaign blatantly trying to exploit his POW experience to try and score political points.
 
2008-09-16 02:49:25 PM  
FTFA: Gore once boasted about "taking the initiative to create the Internet" through technological and educational policies. He later was mocked for claiming to have invented the Internet, although he never made such a claim.

I always hear liberals say he "invented" the internet, but conservatives mock him for saying that he "created" the internet... because well... that's what he said.
 
2008-09-16 02:50:25 PM  
I'd be more likely to believe if it was the actual fruit than the electronic device.
 
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