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Drew's interview about Iran and the disputed re-election of President Ahmatotaldouchebag. Also, some of Fark's favorite Headlines of the Week 6/14 - 6/20 
Posted by Drew at 2009-06-22 12:58:23 PM (128 comments) | Permalink
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I was going to write up a posting this week discussing the Iran thing that we've been following, but since I already discussed it in the following video, I figured it would be faster to just link to it:

With Iran on the razor's edge, Fark takes sides


Also, some of our favorite headlines from last week.

Headlines Of The Week for Sun 2009-06-14 to Sat 2009-06-20:

[image from img1.fark.net too old to be available]  Lightning strikes kill 16 cows standing in a puddle. Well done    [image from img.fark.net too old to be available]

[image from img1.fark.net too old to be available]  Blind and deaf man to lead Amazon expedition. As far as he knows    [image from img.fark.net too old to be available]

[image from img1.fark.net too old to be available]  North Korea warns the U.S. of a "thousand fold" military action. Great, now they are attacking us with origami    [image from img.fark.net too old to be available]

[image from img1.fark.net too old to be available]  Good news: searchers have recovered 400 pieces of Air France 447 wreckage. Bad news: that's two pieces of wreckage per passenger, so from here on out folks need to start paying the $25 additional wreckage piece fee    [image from img.fark.net too old to be available]

[image from img1.fark.net too old to be available]  British Prime Minister sets up a PMS "working group". Bloody hell    [image from img.fark.net too old to be available]

[image from img1.fark.net too old to be available]  Driving buses is just like starring in porn films, you wait ages and then three come at once    [image from img.fark.net too old to be available]

[image from img1.fark.net too old to be available]  Nude Hiking Day is Sunday. Watch out for bares    [image from img.fark.net too old to be available]

[image from img1.fark.net too old to be available]  Bookshops apologise for including 'The Crimes of Josef Fritzl' in their 'Gifts for Father's Day' displays; Have promised that from now on they'll keep them in best-cellars    [image from img.fark.net too old to be available]

[image from img1.fark.net too old to be available]  St. Anthony statue stolen from chapel. If only there was a patron saint of lost items the faithful could pray to in hopes of finding it    [image from img.fark.net too old to be available]

[image from img1.fark.net too old to be available]  Researchers in Maine find a sturgeon, for the very first time. A stuuurrrgeon. Oooh, oooh, oooh    [image from img.fark.net too old to be available]

[image from img1.fark.net too old to be available]  British weigh 'I before E' rule, seize on surfeit of exceptions, deign to let teachers' consciences be sovereign in paying it obeisance    [image from img.fark.net too old to be available]


Sports:

[image from img1.fark.net too old to be available]  Phil Mickelson says his wife wants a US Open trophy. In other news, Phil Mickelson's wife now dating Tiger Woods    [image from img.fark.net too old to be available]

[image from img1.fark.net too old to be available]  Disgraced ex-NBA ref out of prison. The striped uniforms didn't bother him, but he's still pissed about the hard fouls from behind    [image from img.fark.net too old to be available]

[image from img1.fark.net too old to be available]  Kim Jong Il scores 48 bicycle-kick goals to qualify North Korea for World Cup    [image from img.fark.net too old to be available]


Geek:

[image from img1.fark.net too old to be available]  Scientists discover dinosaur that looked and acted like a parrot, say it appears to have shown some level of symbiosis with the Western Piratesaur    [image from img.fark.net too old to be available]

[image from img1.fark.net too old to be available]  Scientists discuss "sonic" black hole that sucks in all sound, are surprised no one seems to have heard of it before    [image from img.fark.net too old to be available]

[image from img1.fark.net too old to be available]  The downside of red hot chili peppers is that they are less drought tolerant, more vulnerable to ant attacks, and every fourth song is about California    [image from img.fark.net too old to be available]


Showbiz:

[image from img1.fark.net too old to be available]  Hundreds of celebrities and hangers-on honor David Carradine at funeral    [image from img.fark.net too old to be available]

[image from img1.fark.net too old to be available]  Drew Carey's cameo appearance to make CBS' "The Bold and the Beautiful" 50% less accurate    [image from img.fark.net too old to be available]

[image from img1.fark.net too old to be available]  Bündchendeoven    [image from img.fark.net too old to be available]


Politics:

[image from img1.fark.net too old to be available]  Ahmasteelinyurelection insists that there are no serious challenges to the election results, has always been at war with Eastasia, these are not the droids you are looking for    [image from img.fark.net too old to be available]

[image from img1.fark.net too old to be available]  Republican Senator admits to extramarital affair WITH A WOMAN    [image from img.fark.net too old to be available]

[image from img1.fark.net too old to be available]  Australian senate removes screaming baby from Parliament chambers. One down, seventy-six to go    [image from img.fark.net too old to be available]


Music:

[image from img1.fark.net too old to be available]  Def Leppard closes Download Festival with stirring tribute to drummer Rick Allen. Out of respect, fans held their applause    [image from img.fark.net too old to be available]

[image from img1.fark.net too old to be available]  Aerosmith grateful for "Guitar Hero", botox, Viagra    [image from img.fark.net too old to be available]

[image from img1.fark.net too old to be available]  Moby says the RIAA needs to be dissolved. This was followed by 8 minutes of him repeating the same sentence to various drum beats backed by violins and guitars    [image from img.fark.net too old to be available]


Business:

[image from img1.fark.net too old to be available]  MySpace slashes itself by 30%, a move that resonates with its user base    [image from img.fark.net too old to be available]

[image from img1.fark.net too old to be available]  Best Buy unveils new commercial touting that their employees are more knowledgeable than Walmart's. No mention that so are several forms of phytoplankton, amoebas and bean dip    [image from img.fark.net too old to be available]

[image from img1.fark.net too old to be available]  Report: Chinese company Geely to buy Volvo, move to suburb, raise children    [image from img.fark.net too old to be available]
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2009-06-22 01:39:14 PM  
I love the origami one
 
2009-06-22 01:42:29 PM  
One of mine made it. I can die a contented farker.
 
2009-06-22 01:44:15 PM  
Hmm...my office doesn't like streaming content, is there a transcript anywhere?
 
2009-06-22 02:06:54 PM  
Kyndig: Hmm...my office doesn't like streaming content, is there a transcript anywhere?

I personally don't like messing with my volume at work, having the chick whisper to Drew, and have him speak loudly back at her. Thus, I too could go for a transcript.
 
2009-06-22 02:07:41 PM  
Wow, I actually had one and it's an Iran one?
 
2009-06-22 02:26:11 PM  
Kyndig: Hmm...my office doesn't like streaming content, is there a transcript anywhere?

It boils down to douchbag and fark being an decent aggregator for news, when it's not not-news. For example, 9/11.
 
2009-06-22 02:31:23 PM  
Bambi is as thick as 2 short planks
 
2009-06-22 02:32:44 PM  
Drew: "it's a pretty easy call to go against that douchebag."

*silence*

Her: ".....ok, so that's pretty clear."

GOLD
 
2009-06-22 02:32:50 PM  
Someday, I hope to give interviews like Drew. At least someone calls it like they see it.
 
2009-06-22 02:32:58 PM  
holy crap, my Moby headline made it!

/such an achievement
//i want to thank the academy, drew, and of course jebus
 
2009-06-22 02:33:08 PM  
The look on her face when Drew said Douchbag.....priceless
 
2009-06-22 02:33:12 PM  
Oh jeebus! People who don't know Fark are coming here for their news source?

/I need to quit posting...
 
2009-06-22 02:34:12 PM  
bean dip

That made me laugh.
 
2009-06-22 02:34:27 PM  
Daffydil: Oh jeebus! People who don't know Fark are coming here for their news source?

/I need to quit posting...


and therein lies the problem

/I think Drew comes across as a proper douchenozzle - inflated girth accompanied by inflated ego
 
2009-06-22 02:34:39 PM  
Why would anyone interview Drew about Iran? Isn't that like interviewing Kobe Bryant about Star Wars?
 
2009-06-22 02:35:11 PM  
Entrepreneur interview by Bambi Francisco.

img5.imageshack.us

Hit it? Oh yeah...like a raging weasel in a china closet, I would....
 
2009-06-22 02:35:38 PM  
Who wrote this crap?
 
2009-06-22 02:37:36 PM  
Your hardline anti-douche stance will put us at odds one day.
 
2009-06-22 02:37:50 PM  
TofuTheAlmighty: Why would anyone interview Drew about Iran? Isn't that like interviewing Kobe Bryant about Star Wars?

*snert*...*cough*...
 
2009-06-22 02:38:13 PM  
That guy's a douchebag.
I LOL'd.
 
2009-06-22 02:38:45 PM  
Disfunction

I personally don't like messing with my volume at work, having the chick whisper to Drew, and have him speak loudly back at her. Thus, I too could go for a transcript.


Funny, the live chat program for the conversation Drew took part in today didn't look streaming, nor did it have audio. I know because I forgot to lower the volume on my speakers from 6 to zero and I heard nothing.
 
2009-06-22 02:38:48 PM  
damn. I missed the PMS thread.

I used to work for a law firm who were called P___ M___ S______. Their headed paper did indeed have PMS in the logo.

The bosses acted like they had PMS too. And they were blokes.
 
2009-06-22 02:39:42 PM  
Also, when an interview starts off with the words "Thanks for the beer," that's a sure sign it's going to be awesome.
 
2009-06-22 02:40:56 PM  
evilkalla: Drew: "it's a pretty easy call to go against that douchebag."

*silence*

Her: ".....ok, so that's pretty clear."

GOLD


Holy shiat, THAT.

Nice shoutout to Tats, by the way.
 
2009-06-22 02:41:54 PM  
Kudos on keeping the eye-contact there, Drew.
 
2009-06-22 02:42:00 PM  
Winner this week: Drew's interview...

"The guy's a douchebag"
 
2009-06-22 02:42:04 PM  
TofuTheAlmighty: Why would anyone interview Drew about Iran? Isn't that like interviewing Kobe Bryant about Star Wars?

"Kobe Bryant: Personal: Lists "Star Wars" as his favorite movie"

Source Link (new window)
 
2009-06-22 02:42:36 PM  
Evilmogwai: damn. I missed the PMS thread.

I used to work for a law firm who were called P___ M___ S______. Their headed paper did indeed have PMS in the logo.

The bosses acted like they had PMS too. And they were blokes.


What in thee hell is your point?
 
2009-06-22 02:47:25 PM  
Come on, Bambi.
The guy is a douchebag, can't you realize that?

/not talking about Ahmenajad

nice interview, Drew-bag.
 
2009-06-22 02:47:40 PM  
Also, img.fark.com weird white blur eats Drew's head.
 
2009-06-22 02:47:58 PM  
Woot! First time I've got "favorited" headline. Silly wordplay FTW; yay me :-)
 
2009-06-22 02:49:11 PM  
Drew, I liked your very sophisticated yet eloquent breakdown of the situation in Iran!
 
2009-06-22 02:55:34 PM  
Pxtl:

Also, weird white blur eats Drew's head.

Halo.
 
2009-06-22 02:55:52 PM  
 
2009-06-22 02:57:43 PM  
First time I have ever heard the words Bambi and Douchebag in the same conversation.

I love Fark.
 
2009-06-22 02:58:56 PM  
"Did I mention he's a douchebag?"

"Uh yeah, made it clear."

Too funny.

Drew, did you have a number set to see how many times you could get the word 'douchebag' in? If so, did you make it?
 
2009-06-22 03:01:19 PM  
Bambi...

/that makes me giggle...
 
2009-06-22 03:03:15 PM  
TofuTheAlmighty: Why would anyone interview Drew about Iran? Isn't that like interviewing Kobe Bryant about Star Wars?

Well, considering he was interviewed by a hot chick named 'Bambi', it's hard to simply point a finger in Drew's direction.
 
2009-06-22 03:03:28 PM  
I hope this whole thing gets resolved soon. Not just for the sake of the Iranian people but for the sake of Fark headlines. The Ahmadinejad name thing is so very weak. Seriously. Jimmy Fallon weak. Ahmadinnerjacket, Ahmatoolbox... etc. It is more efficient to use the actual damn name AND it spares you making such a lame arse joke.
 
2009-06-22 03:04:00 PM  
"Did I mention he's a douchebag?"

You rock, man
 
2009-06-22 03:05:10 PM  
What kinda beer, Drew?
 
2009-06-22 03:08:22 PM  
TofuTheAlmighty: Why would anyone interview Drew about Iran? Isn't that like interviewing Kobe Bryant about Star Wars?

Now that's not fair. I bet Kobe has seen Star Wars.
 
2009-06-22 03:18:51 PM  
at80eighty: What kinda beer, Drew?

Being that it came from a chick named Bambi, I'm going to guess Bud Light.
 
2009-06-22 03:19:41 PM  
skynardlynard: Being that it came from a chick named Bambi, I'm going to guess Bud Light.

PBR?
 
2009-06-22 03:24:49 PM  
Holy crap, could Bambi Fransisco be any less coherent?
 
2009-06-22 03:27:37 PM  
TofuTheAlmighty: Why would anyone interview Drew about Iran? Isn't that like interviewing Kobe Bryant about Star Wars?

At least he didn't try to parse the subtleties of Iranian endopolitics. I didn't need Drew to tell me Dr. Ahmadinejad is an enourmous douchebag. But I'm glad he found a way to publicize his own view on the matter. I'm not sure it will have any effect, but it can't hurt for a private website owner to call an obvious douchebag a douchebag.
 
2009-06-22 03:30:06 PM  
Pardon Me Sultan: Woot! First time I've got "favorited" headline. Silly wordplay FTW; yay me :-)

Things are going to start happening to you now!
 
2009-06-22 03:32:16 PM  
Not sure what the truth really is regarding Ahmadinejad and what he meant by what he said, wiping Israel off the map, the holocaust never happened, etc. It is possible the guy meant simply that he wished the government was toppled and Islamic law would once again reign in the region. It's possible Drew, that the guy is a bit nutty, but still doesn't wish to murder millions of innocent people. If you took two farking minutes to research his anit-semitic statements, it is clear the guy doesn't deny the holocaust occured.. he denied their right to take land away from some one else. I could give a fark less about this anymore, it's futile to defend someone like him, because their religion is barbaric. But still, it's hard not to say something here, because to me Drew, you're like the idiot journalist who didn't do his homework, you look quite silly.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mahmoud_Ahmadinejad_and_Israel

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mahmoud_Ahmadinejad_and_Israel#Denying_the_Holocau s t.3F
 
2009-06-22 03:32:52 PM  
"Australian senate removes screaming baby from Parliament chambers. One down, seventy-six to go" amuses me endlessly for some reason.
 
2009-06-22 03:37:43 PM  
is that her porn name?
 
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