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(St. Petersburg Times)   St. Pete Times sums up the eBay-Cheeto incident from last week   (sptimes.com) divider line 95
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2003-03-03 10:01:56 AM  
Still no cure for cancer.
 
2003-03-03 10:09:12 AM  
...nor for clich├ęs.
 
2003-03-03 10:13:35 AM  
for some reason, I'm not a flattered farker right now.
 
2003-03-03 10:21:45 AM  
Within two days, 41,727 Fark users had checked out the cheesy wonder. Their wisecrack comments filled 37 pages.

Hehe, the power of Fark. The largest known peanut gallery in the world. Somebody call Guinness.
 
2003-03-03 10:22:00 AM  
Within two days, 41,727 Fark users had checked out the cheesy wonder. Their wisecrack comments filled 37 pages.

37 pages of what? How do you measure pages on a scrolling webpage? I want to know.
 
2003-03-03 10:22:44 AM  
About this author, she's also written a book, "The Insiders' Guide to North Carolina's Outer Banks."

Lady, quit trying to send your Floridian tourists and pals up here. We don't want them. Honestly.

BTW, that's not a Cheeto:
[image from jaybrewer.net too old to be available]
 
2003-03-03 11:02:19 AM  
"Unlike the knuckle draggers (like the unemployed folks who gossip on FARK.COM, but otherwise do little else) out there, I pour my Cheetos into a bowl to eat them instead of sticking my hand into the bag . . ."

Manoman, 2 things...

1) I'm sure most of us have normal arms, stand mostly erect and have jobs

2) If it weren't for Fark.com, this putz wouldn't have had his 15 minutes.
 
2003-03-03 11:41:07 AM  
All that over a cheeto? I gotta do some shameless self-promotion on FARK. Or not.

BTW, I'm not the Nova Scotia nut selling the T-Shirt.
 
2003-03-03 11:45:14 AM  
hey lane - it's a good thing there isn't ever anything interesting for the st. petersburg times to go cover. like, oh, i don't know - the economy? voter fraud? basic freedoms being quashed? pollution? terrorism? gov. jeb? unemployment?

he's obviously a features writer.
 
2003-03-03 12:30:56 PM  
Retarded as it is, the company should send this guy a few cases of cheetos.
 
2003-03-03 01:25:04 PM  
Does anyone else think that, "the story was picked up on fark.com" is another way of saying, "I couldn't think of any story to write, and my deadline was fast approaching, so I went to fark.com to find an interesting story to plagiarize"
 
2003-03-03 01:28:33 PM  
In Cheeto We Trust
 
2003-03-03 01:28:33 PM  
bingo, Impaler
 
2003-03-03 01:28:41 PM  
Impaler: Why not, it works for Ananova and half the morning DJs in N. America.
 
2003-03-03 01:29:46 PM  
Flakeloaf, it also works for many late night talk shows monologues.
 
2003-03-03 01:30:41 PM  
This was of course big news in Floriduh where cheeto colecting is an offically recognized sport.
 
2003-03-03 01:31:55 PM  
If Drew doesn't mind, I am gonna auction this very thread on E-Bay. Starting bid is at $5.00, not responsible for shipping or handling charges.
 
2003-03-03 01:34:57 PM  
RandyJohnson
37 pages of what? How do you measure pages on a scrolling webpage? I want to know.

My guess would be: print preview.
 
GCD
2003-03-03 01:35:53 PM  
Did anyone else notice the title on that article:

Floridian: d for Word

Only in Florida.
 
2003-03-03 01:37:47 PM  
This is another reason why we should swap Floridas' statehood with Puerto Rico. - no chads, no Katherine Harris, no dumass shark attacks and no more stupid Cuba related stories

Hoyab
I already tried to sumbit that guy as a PS
is it me or does he look like a hairy drunk soup nazi???
 
2003-03-03 01:38:55 PM  
If I say something funny on here will I be in the newspaper now?
 
2003-03-03 01:40:55 PM  
Any other auction this guy does will get Farked.
 
2003-03-03 01:42:15 PM  
If that's all it takes to become a journalist, where do I sign up?
 
2003-03-03 01:42:26 PM  
Malinois: Lady, quit trying to send your Floridian tourists and pals up here. We don't want them. Honestly.

And vice versa. How about freedom for Florida from the stench of people movin' here to retire or going on vacation? Build your own damn theme park in your own damn state! Florida theme parks is for Florida people only! That's what I say. I mean, I don't go to Alabama to visit a theme park, so why do they come here?

/too much GTA:VC
 
2003-03-03 01:44:31 PM  
 
2003-03-03 01:44:42 PM  
But was it really The Power Of Fark? Considering it was a Cheeto it could have easily been The Power Of Cheese...

Combine the two and you'll have a weapon strong enough to make any tyrant like Saddam piss his pants, dump all his WMD's into the UN's disposal bin, and run off into exile screaming like a little girl.
 
2003-03-03 01:44:55 PM  
Hoyab: Cause ROn Jeremy is in just about every PSHOP contest out there!;)
 
2003-03-03 01:46:27 PM  
Knuckdraggers, huh? No wonder my back has been aching.
 
2003-03-03 01:47:18 PM  
Its just a cheeto. I don't get what all the big fuss is about.
 
2003-03-03 01:49:24 PM  
This story. Just. Won't. Die. Thanks, admins, for letting this make it to the FARK lite page.

And SofaKing, thank you for answering the dumbest question ever posed in a thread. Evar.
 
2003-03-03 01:50:09 PM  
At least check out my Metallica book for sale on eBay

Common and start bidding, I'm trying to buy a house, dammit!
 
2003-03-03 01:50:41 PM  
VinDiesel: I'm going to recommend 2 Carl Hiaasen novels, and call me in the morning...

PS: This lady is definitely no Hiaasen. That article was shiat.
 
2003-03-03 01:51:28 PM  
Ahhh, good times, good times.

I can't wait for the follow ups on this story.
 
2003-03-03 01:52:41 PM  
I miss the huge cheeto already.....we shared some quality time and I wish I would have won the auction :(
 
GCD
2003-03-03 01:52:53 PM  
Wait a sec...my Boobies was deleted!

Gah! What gives? I was being honest...
 
2003-03-03 01:53:48 PM  
I have to start finding crap to sell - at least if you don't sell it you might obtain a little fame....

Maui - love your ebay nick...
 
2003-03-03 01:53:54 PM  
GCD: It's because you're Canadian
 
2003-03-03 01:54:09 PM  
Is his 15 minutes of fame almost up?
 
2003-03-03 01:54:28 PM  
WHO GIVES A FLYING fark???
the cheeto sucked to begin with.
 
2003-03-03 01:55:41 PM  
man, I heard the eBay Cheeto was gonna run for president!
 
2003-03-03 01:55:51 PM  
FLA Chickie: I figured as long as you're going to lick toads you might as well recipricate!

Everyone else: BUY MY JUNK!
 
2003-03-03 01:56:22 PM  
i think the cheeto story is fantasic. I hope it never dies.
 
2003-03-03 01:57:41 PM  
FLA Chickie: Doy! I meant be recipricated. Makes if fun for everyone and it just seems fair.
 
GCD
2003-03-03 01:58:22 PM  
Wait another second...

Wait a sec...my Boobies was deleted!

I don't recall typing Boobies. I think I typed post.

Meh...Mondays.
 
2003-03-03 01:58:41 PM  
OregonVet I am offended. I have asked much more stupid questions than that one.
 
2003-03-03 01:58:57 PM  
"Unlike the knuckle draggers (like the unemployed folks who gossip on FARK.COM, but otherwise do little else) out there, I pour my Cheetos into a bowl to eat them instead of sticking my hand into the bag . . . "

What a biatch! lol
 
2003-03-03 01:59:19 PM  
GCD..boobies, post, it's all the same...
 
sos
2003-03-03 01:59:40 PM  
Psycho-Jay But was it really The Power Of Fark? Considering it was a Cheeto it could have easily been The Power Of Cheese...

The Power of Fark >> The Power of Cheese
 
2003-03-03 01:59:52 PM  
With this great demand for the Super Cheeto, perhaps they could clone it. Or make a gender specific counterpart, a Super Cheetette. Possibly the Cheeto Barbie Collection. And Cheeto Ken.

Cheeto's going gold.
 
2003-03-03 02:00:08 PM  
I think it's stupid as hell that ebay keeps pulling the auction. It's a guy, selling something tangible to the highest bidder. Why wouldn't ebay allow it?

And on a side-note, I must say this has got to be the stupidest net gag ever proliferated. I pray this doesn't attain cliche status. There's nothing innately funny about an over-sized cheeto. So sorry, plz try again.
 
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