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Headlines Of The Week, Drew's travel, and Jim Cantore's snowpocalypse EVERYBODY (in Kentucky) PANIC 
Posted by Drew at 2009-01-26 3:51:23 PM, edited 2009-01-27 3:38:24 PM (36 comments) | Permalink
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We had the first of several 10th Anniversary Fark Parties this past Sunday afternoon. Thanks to everyone who came, it was a blast as usual. I wish I had not been switching between Stella and Kronenburg for 6 hours though. Following up with a couple more sakes at dinner and more beers later didn't help much either.

The next party is in Vancouver Monday Feb 2nd. Looking forward to seeing everyone there again. It's been way too long.

It's not Fark It's News: nothing much to report from last week. Media spent a bunch of time waiting around for Obama to do something. Things seem to be back to normal this week, based on the tons of good Fark material we've been seeing.

The BS lost Superbowl productivity article finally came out. I predicted they'd either add $20 million on to last year's figure (like they have the past three years) or round straight up to $850 million. For those who missed it, the figure was $848.5 million. Sounds more real than either $840 or $850 million, but it's a BS figure, media knows it's BS, and they still ran the article.

I don't have much in the way for predictions for this coming week. One thing of local interest is that Jim Cantore has shown up in Kentucky. Cantore is the Weather Channel's harbinger of the apocalpse so I'm probably going to die. However if I don't I'll be back next week.

Headlines Of The Week for Sun 2009-01-18 to Sat 2009-01-24:

img1.fark.net  Do men's penises shrink as they get older? (pleasesayno pleasesayno pleasesayno)    img.fark.net

img1.fark.net  Man finds injured lizard gaffer taped to his car, attempts to correct the reptile dysfunction    img.fark.net

img1.fark.net  $1 million found during traffic stop. Officers say the $800,000 was found in a duffle bag. The suspect attempted to flee, leaving behind the $650,000, which was confiscated by police    img.fark.net

img1.fark.net  Detroit Institute of Arts cancels three upcoming exhibits because they are Baroque    img.fark.net

img1.fark.net  Man speaks nonstop for 124 hours, narrowly beating world record previously held by your wife    img.fark.net

img1.fark.net  Because Obama's ancestry can be traced to William the Lion of Scotland, there are calls for an Obama-themed kilt... because you can't hide your Lion thighs    img.fark.net

img1.fark.net  Seaman discharged after tea-bagging incident    img.fark.net

img1.fark.net  Five. Five thousand. Five thousand dollar reward for information leading to the arrest of Omaha Subway robber    img.fark.net

img1.fark.net  Fire breaks out at Mount Sinai Hospital, begins talking to Moses    img.fark.net

img1.fark.net  Missouri Neo Nazis allowed to participate in Adopt a Highway program. The group may need additional help since they have requested to only pick up white trash    img.fark.net

img1.fark.net  Dr. Scholl is gellin' like a felon    img.fark.net


Sports:

img1.fark.net  After Jets season landed in the Hudson, team hires Rex Ryan to be new pilot    img.fark.net

img1.fark.net  Ricketts picked to buy Cubs. Narrowly beats out Measles, Mumps and Mark Cuban    img.fark.net

img1.fark.net  Grizzlies fire head coach Marc Iavaroni after division worst 11-30 start. That's 1.83 wins per vowel    img.fark.net


Geek:

img1.fark.net  Triceratops skull fetches $251,000 at auction. That's nearly $84,000 a ceratops    img.fark.net

img1.fark.net  U.S. Army working on "exploding marmalade" missile propulsion. In addition to burning more smoothly, it jams enemy radar    img.fark.net

img1.fark.net  Paul Mitchell's pert message: reducing shampoo usage allows suave consumers to stand head and shoulders above the crowd. Aussie what he did there, it's pantenely obvious    img.fark.net


Showbiz:

img1.fark.net  "Life on Mars" star survives serious car crash, wakes up in 2009    img.fark.net

img1.fark.net  One year on, SoHo apartment where Heath Ledger died is still vacant. The landlord would like to rent it again, but couldn't find a serious enough applicant    img.fark.net

img1.fark.net  Patrick Swayze is going to write a book with his wife. Most people write with a computer or even a pen, but the man's sick, I say let him give it a try    img.fark.net


Politics:

img1.fark.net  Obama staff will have 2 say cu l8r 2 im    img.fark.net

img1.fark.net  Jill Biden said Obama offered Joe two positions. Which is one more than Jill normally offers Joe    img.fark.net

img1.fark.net  Obama to keep Oval Office rug, saying it really ties the room together    img.fark.net


Business:

img1.fark.net  Car manfacturers are listening to proposals to equip cars with social networking technology like Facebook. What could pos.... Michael is wrapped around a tree    img.fark.net

img1.fark.net  Lobster industry feeling pinch of recession, trying to claw back to profitabilty, you submitted this with lemon juice and a butter headline    img.fark.net

img1.fark.net  COBRA is too pricey for many laid off workers. Their only hope is G.I. Joe    img.fark.net
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2009-01-27 06:24:47 PM
Vancouver, BC, Fark party details:

Monday, 2 February 2009;
7pm 'til whenever (pub closes at midnight)
Toby's Pub
2733 Commercial Drive at 11th
Vancouver, BC
http://www.tobys.ca^

I'll post another thread later in the week. The announcement thread^ is already expired for commenting.
 
2009-01-27 08:14:55 PM
Any relation to radio personality Chris Cantore, San Diego way?
 
2009-01-27 08:15:40 PM
The Swayze one made me lol.
 
2009-01-27 08:19:05 PM
When/Where is the Bay area party?

Has that been announced, and I just missed it?

One Warning - It's Bay Area Beer Week. Every microbrewery and pub and on and on will be packed to the gills.
 
2009-01-27 08:20:29 PM
Blatant T-shirt advertising in my Fark?
 
2009-01-27 08:45:08 PM
Yea, I hear yea Drew. I was nursing a hell of a hangover Monday morning and I stuck with Stella.
 
2009-01-27 08:53:55 PM
I'm going to have to go with the Swayze and Triceratops headlines.

And what's up with the Bay Area fark? Just don't try and drag me all the way to "the city".

/ suppose Oakland is just a collection of buildings?
 
2009-01-27 09:02:19 PM
I had been waiting for that.

Now my life is complete.
 
2009-01-27 09:07:32 PM
As a resident of KY, it sure is cold.
The harbinger of doom will be the end of us!
 
2009-01-27 09:15:32 PM
So do these posts by Drew now make Fark an official blog?
 
2009-01-27 09:24:13 PM
This headline sucks. The admins will green anything now.
 
2009-01-27 09:27:11 PM
*hiccups* Toronto?
 
2009-01-27 09:34:11 PM
ffish 2009-01-27 08:53:55 PM
I'm going to have to go with the Swayze and Triceratops headlines.

And what's up with the Bay Area fark? Just don't try and drag me all the way to "the city".

/ suppose Oakland is just a collection of buildings?


There is no there there. And thanks for the brownies.
 
2009-01-27 09:50:54 PM
epyonyx: So do these posts by Drew now make Fark an official blog?

It is an Agggggggggggggggggggggregator...........sheeeesh
/with big teeth
 
2009-01-27 09:53:22 PM
ffish: / suppose Oakland is just a collection of buildings?

and gangs.

lots of gangs.

just waiting for a collection of geeky white people to invade the city.
 
2009-01-27 09:54:16 PM
So who picks these? Is it judged by the number of +1s in the comments of each?
 
2009-01-27 10:08:19 PM
I'd like me some Jim Cantore, please.
 
2009-01-27 10:11:46 PM
Man, my part of KY completely missed out on the snow. Stupid rain :(
 
2009-01-27 10:12:20 PM
The BS lost Superbowl productivity article finally came out. I predicted they'd either add $20 million on to last year's figure (like they have the past three years) or round straight up to $850 million. For those who missed it, the figure was $848.5 million. Sounds more real than either $840 or $850 million, but it's a BS figure, media knows it's BS, and they still ran the article.

You'd think that with so many more people out of work this year than last year that maybe the figure would drop. I guess a lot of the people who still have jobs are just working more hours and watching the super bowl (which airs when most people are not working) whilst getting overtime.
 
2009-01-27 10:21:39 PM
As a resident of Louisville, I can confirm the apocalypse. I've already lost power once and after peeking out at the power lines a few minutes ago, there is about a 184 thousand percent chance I will lose power again before the night is over. Think I'll go outside and wait for Jim Cantore to drive by. Watch for me on TV. I have blonde hair and a black coat. LOL
 
2009-01-27 10:33:06 PM
I hate it when Drew says "they" as if he doesn't run a media company.
 
2009-01-27 11:20:02 PM
That is why I stuck with one beer on Sunday, even if I didn't like it...after the 3rd one, it doesn't matter anymore.

*Threadjack! Anyone notice the ad for the Rachel Ray thing about the golden rule (I know you adblockers will say no)? I like the fact that if you follow the golden rule you'll get rid of your man gut and turn into a chick!
 
2009-01-27 11:31:45 PM
"Detroit Institute of Arts cancels three upcoming exhibits because they are Baroque"

I missed this one. lol
 
2009-01-27 11:50:08 PM
Dr. Scholl is gellin' like a felon

This one gets my vote.
 
2009-01-27 11:55:55 PM
Procedural Texture: Vancouver, BC, Fark party details:

Monday, 2 February 2009;
7pm 'til whenever (pub closes at midnight)
Toby's Pub
2733 Commercial Drive at 11th
Vancouver, BC
http://www.tobys.ca^

I'll post another thread later in the week. The announcement thread^ is already expired for commenting.



The facebook attendance Link (new window) in case anyone missed it.
 
2009-01-28 12:16:46 AM
I spent parts of today in Paducah but never ran into Mr. Cantore - the roads are not too bad but there is no power anywhere but the plant where I work. I rented a room in Paducah because my power is doomed for a few days, the hotels in the town where I work has no power and, when I woke up around 7:00 tonight, my Paducah room had no power.

Oh, and did I mention how STUPID I am - there was no power so no banks were open so I thought I would get some dinner when I woke up but "no power". So on top of everything else, I am hungry. But I did make it into work...I really want to cry it has been such a long, nomadic day.
 
2009-01-28 03:11:59 AM
My supervisor called to tell me that UPS still had a sort tonight. Saved me the trouble of having to call in. I can't walk outside much less drive.
Every now and again the sky will light up with blue flashes from what I'm presuming is lightning. It's really kind of cool.
 
2009-01-28 06:36:36 AM
Stoutpants:

Them flashes ain't the transformers, cause those are -green-. It looks like the Martians have landed and have commenced the attack.
 
2009-01-28 08:10:03 AM
Drew have you lost power yet? I understand Lexington and Louisville is getting hit hard by the storm system.

Columbus is holding up fine; snow's starting to fall again. Ohio State has cancelled class for today. My parents aren't doing too well. Sheets of ice are causing tree branches to fall.
 
2009-01-28 08:53:51 AM
Shyla: As a resident of Louisville, I can confirm the apocalypse. I've already lost power once and after peeking out at the power lines a few minutes ago, there is about a 184 thousand percent chance I will lose power again before the night is over. Think I'll go outside and wait for Jim Cantore to drive by. Watch for me on TV. I have blonde hair and a black coat. LOL

Just a black coat? Do I predict Weather Channel flashing? Treetop1000: Stoutpants:

Them flashes ain't the transformers, cause those are -green-. It looks like the Martians have landed and have commenced the attack.


They do Exist!

lightning during snow is soo damn cool
 
2009-01-28 08:56:16 AM
well we have about 5 inches and it's supposed to end at noon (eastern, as of now it has been snowing for about 20-24 hours or so). No it wasnt a heavy snow, just a steady, light snow.

/Midwest Indiana
 
2009-01-28 09:05:44 AM
Tanqueray: I hate it when Drew says "they" as if he doesn't run a media company.

Ha!
 
2009-01-28 10:46:50 AM
Favorite Vermont Quote:
Flatlander: "So, how's the weather outside?"
Vermonter: "Well, where are you from?"

/Cantore
// bagged his GF at college
 
2009-01-28 11:08:56 AM
VoiceOfBob:
// bagged his GF at college


Caylee?
 
2009-01-28 11:34:49 AM
It was awesome finally getting to meet, and Rickroll you Drew. I kinda wish it hadn't been a Sunday but whatever. My wife and Party Pants were extremely grateful for your whiskey knowledge, and gettin us into the Whiskey Attic. Try not to die in KY, although that would make a hilarious Fark. Hope to see you in Vegas again.
Las Vegas Farkers FTW!!!
 
2009-01-28 12:29:06 PM
i still taste whisky.
 
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