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Followup on the Chicago AWpocalypse, hanging out in Armenia with the founder of Reddit, and some of Fark's favorite Headlines of the Week for 4/4 - 4/10 
Posted by Drew at 2010-04-13 9:53:45 AM (54 comments) | Permalink
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Thanks to everyone who came to the Chicago Fark Party this past weekend. The turnout was the most we've ever had for a Fark shindig, there were definitely more than 200 folks there, maybe more than 250 even. I drank about a dozen beers so math was hard. Thanks go out to Naskar, who may be king douchebag but he managed to pull off the highest attendence Fark party ever. He also managed to throw up on a train but you'll have to ask him about that.

We will definitely do something like this again, stay tuned.

I'm currently hanging out in Armenia of all places with Alexis Ohanian, the guy who founded Reddit. Travel out wasn't too bad other than the solid 24 hours of travel, 14 hours of being on planes, and the 9 hour timezone difference. I'm keeping notes about the travel and will post a longer update next week. Current plans are for me to get to England sometime next week and be at the EuroFark party April 24th in London. I spent a bunch of time trying to learn the Armenian alphabet so I could at least read street signs but it's really hard. Only a couple of letters resemble romanian or cyrillic counterparts, and there are a few consonant letters that we don't have in English.

So far this trip I have learned that in France, airline refueler strikes only slow down takeoffs by about 10 minutes and that Air France has no problem showing boobs on French TV shows on flights out of France. Everyone was super friendly in Paris too, probably had something to do with me at least trying (and failing) to speak the language. I think I may have to change my opinion about the French.

Much more next week.

Headlines Of The Week for Sun 2010-04-04 to Sat 2010-04-10:

ssl.fark.com  British kissing couple loses jail appeal in Dubai. Now they'll have to lightly handshake their freedom goodbye    img.fark.net

ssl.fark.com  US approves oral treatment for colorectal cancer. Eeeeew    img.fark.net

ssl.fark.com  Weekend at Bernie's 3: Women arrested at airport for inappropriate carrion baggage    img.fark.net

ssl.fark.com  Oldest American dies at 114. Pants to be worn at half-chest in remembrance    img.fark.net

ssl.fark.com  Prison mistakenly frees man in jail for drug-related crimes. RELEASE THE CRACKHEAD    img.fark.net

ssl.fark.com  Man gets off easy after viewing porn    img.fark.net

ssl.fark.com  Camilla breaks leg while hiking in Scotland. Kids, I need you to look away    img.fark.net

ssl.fark.com  California approves "Reagan Day", a holiday where we'll max out our credit cards, give guns to the local mosque, fark a person we call "Mommy", and then fall asleep and forget about it the next day    img.fark.net

ssl.fark.com  Man dies after fall while replacing window. At least he wasn't in a lot of pane    img.fark.net

ssl.fark.com  Teen accused of having sex with a donkey. In his defense, it was a nice ass    img.fark.net

ssl.fark.com  Sir Edmund Hillary's ashes won't Everest on world's highest mountain    img.fark.net


Sports:

ssl.fark.com  Butler defeats Michigan State, will play in the National Championship game if their head coach's mother signs his permission slip    img.fark.net

ssl.fark.com  Obama to throw out first pitch at Nationals game Monday. Presumably using a ball taken from the wealthy Yankees    img.fark.net

ssl.fark.com  Tennis star Martina Navratilova diagnosed with breast cancer, a condition affecting nearly 2,000 men a year    img.fark.net


Geek:

ssl.fark.com  A judge has dismissed the $750 million lawsuit of Stan Lee Media Inc v. Stan Lee and Marvel Inc. The official findings will be released in six variant covers with a special edition foil embossed 'timeline of events' prelude and aftermath    img.fark.net

ssl.fark.com  Chinese to aid in construction of railway in California. This is not a repeat from the 1860s    img.fark.net

ssl.fark.com  Collaborative video games like World of Warcraft help build the next generation of leaders America needs. Fat, nerdy, Cheeto-stained leaders    img.fark.net


Showbiz:

ssl.fark.com  Whitney Houston hospitalized with "nose and throat" problems, most likely because the lines before her concerts are so long    img.fark.net

ssl.fark.com  "CSI" stuntwoman killed in motorcycle crash. It seems like these kinds of accidents... *puts on his sunglasses* ... will stunt your career. YEAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAH    img.fark.net

ssl.fark.com  Michael J Fox is happy to have given up booze, because he prefers his martinis stirred anyway    img.fark.net


Politics:

ssl.fark.com  Feds reject Pennsylvania's plan to toll Interstate 80, saying charging people to flee the state is cruel and unusual punishment    img.fark.net

ssl.fark.com  "Obama Eyes Interns." First he repeats all of Bush's mistakes; now he's imitating Clinton    img.fark.net

ssl.fark.com  Justice John Paul Stevens is retiring; will be replaced by Judge George Ringo    img.fark.net


Music:

ssl.fark.com  See the Lilith Fair, live on tour. This is not the premise behind Hot Tub Time Machine 2    img.fark.net

ssl.fark.com  Liverpool to have two month John Lennon festival, George Harrison to get three week celebration and Ringo will get a special afternoon for the kids    img.fark.net

ssl.fark.com  Coolio willingly shows up in court after learning an arrest warrant was issued for him. So, we've established he had two hits, right?    img.fark.net


Business:

ssl.fark.com  Blondes aren't just more fun, they also make more money. Granted, it may be in singles    img.fark.net

ssl.fark.com  The bad news for Toyota just won't stop    img.fark.net

ssl.fark.com  Euro touches 11-month bottom, has a seat right over there    img.fark.net
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2010-04-13 10:33:26 AM  
I think I may have to change my opinion about the French

you're clearly still drunk
 
2010-04-13 12:25:15 PM  
The Chicago party ROCKED! It was great to finally (after 8 years) meet you!
 
2010-04-13 12:40:35 PM  
I used to live in France and I have to admit that French TV boobs are nice.
 
2010-04-13 01:04:32 PM  
What in the hell is Drew doing in Armenia? Did the Armenian version of the book just come out?
 
2010-04-13 01:06:33 PM  
The French are cool as long as you don't get in to discussions about American politics. Parisians were nice, but my favorite folks are the rural/semi-rural folks out in Bretagne, who I guess may be French yokels
 
2010-04-13 01:06:41 PM  
Shocktopus: What in the hell is Drew doing in Armenia? Did the Armenian version of the book just come out?

Nem tudom átalakítani, hogy ez örmény, ezért fogom ezt írja egy másik furcsa nyelven.
 
2010-04-13 01:08:53 PM  
Tamam, belki Macarca değil, belki Türk yerine.
 
2010-04-13 01:11:24 PM  
Unfreakable: Tamam, belki Macarca değil, belki Türk yerine.

Your what hurts and is pooping out corn?
 
2010-04-13 01:14:25 PM  
Unfreakable: Tamam, belki Macarca değil, belki Türk yerine.

That's not Armenian in their alphabet, this is.

շատ շնորհակալ եմ

/means "Thank you very much"
 
2010-04-13 01:15:31 PM  
Yeah, all the French ask is that you at least make an honest attempt at French. They see that you're trying, they're cool if you mess up. They don't expect fluency; they just want you to make a run at it.
 
2010-04-13 01:20:01 PM  
Shocktopus: What in the hell is Drew doing in Armenia? Did the Armenian version of the book just come out?

Alexis Ohanian is himself 1/2 Armenian, in case the name didn't give it away.
 
2010-04-13 01:22:32 PM  
Do the chicks in Armenia look like the Kardashians?
 
2010-04-13 01:28:25 PM  
TheKnownUniverse: Do the chicks in Armenia look like the Kardashians?

You mean Spoonheads?
 
2010-04-13 01:30:45 PM  
TheKnownUniverse: Do the chicks in Armenia look like the Kardashians?

CHer, and Christy Canyon are also Armenian.
 
2010-04-13 01:31:13 PM  
TheKnownUniverse: Do the chicks in Armenia look like the Kardashians?

All the ones I've ever met, look like multiple hand grenades were stuffed under the resilient skin of their boobs and buttcheeks, then detonated.
 
2010-04-13 01:53:28 PM  
TheKnownUniverse: Do the chicks in Armenia look like the Kardashians?

Doubtful, based on that woman on the left.

geoconger.files.wordpress.com
 
2010-04-13 01:57:13 PM  
Drew, did you ever complete your Beers of the World Cup challenge?

/Stop by Prague on your way to London
 
2010-04-13 02:04:16 PM  
Gosling: Yeah, all the French ask is that you at least make an honest attempt at French. They see that you're trying, they're cool if you mess up. They don't expect fluency; they just want you to make a run at it.

I've found that speaking louldly in English with lots of hand motions usuallly does the trick. Also, never buy a coke in Paris restaurant, it costs about as much as a hotel room for a night.
 
2010-04-13 02:08:05 PM  
Chicago was awesome.
 
2010-04-13 02:19:46 PM  
shivashakti: Chicago was awesome.
 
2010-04-13 02:21:46 PM  
Gosling: Yeah, all the French ask is that you at least make an honest attempt at French. They see that you're trying, they're cool if you mess up. They don't expect fluency; they just want you to make a run at it.

"Remarkable accent. Chicago? Perhaps Cleveland."

/had to
 
2010-04-13 02:23:02 PM  
Di Atribe: shivashakti: Chicago was awesome.

Update your "farkers I've Met" or I'll kneecap Romo.
 
2010-04-13 02:29:37 PM  
R.A.Danny: Di Atribe: shivashakti: Chicago was awesome.

Update your "farkers I've Met" or I'll kneecap Romo.


It's fixed, IT'S FIXED! Leave Tony alone!


/i really thought i had you in there
//sorries!
 
2010-04-13 02:32:39 PM  
Di Atribe: R.A.Danny: Di Atribe: shivashakti: Chicago was awesome.

Update your "farkers I've Met" or I'll kneecap Romo.

It's fixed, IT'S FIXED! Leave Tony alone!


/i really thought i had you in there
//sorries!


Less than three :)
 
2010-04-13 03:19:07 PM  
R.A.Danny: Update your "farkers I've Met" or I'll kneecap Romo.

There's a few people who are now going to have very very very long Farkers I've met lists. I'm just glad I remember faces better than names, so if I see someone I get I won't make the idiot mistake of thinking I've never met them before. A few people might have to remind me of their name, but I'll remember the face.
 
2010-04-13 04:05:41 PM  
Cr*p. I knew I should have gone to that party.
 
2010-04-13 04:09:15 PM  
lol you called Naskar a douchebag.
 
2010-04-13 04:25:18 PM  
The AW party was fantastic. I just wish I woulda hung out with you knuckleheads for a day or two more.

WhyteRaven74: R.A.Danny: Update your "farkers I've Met" or I'll kneecap Romo.

There's a few people who are now going to have very very very long Farkers I've met lists. I'm just glad I remember faces better than names, so if I see someone I get I won't make the idiot mistake of thinking I've never met them before. A few people might have to remind me of their name, but I'll remember the face.


This. It was good meeting you, BTW
 
2010-04-13 04:29:32 PM  
Oh, and Drew is shorter than I thought he would be.
 
2010-04-13 04:39:50 PM  
I am proud I was able to hang out with the smokers and not bum one. (quitter since November)
It was very loud inside.
Well worth the drive to meet you insane groupies.
 
2010-04-13 05:39:52 PM  
I think I'm going to retire from Fark Party planning and go out on top.
 
2010-04-13 05:49:34 PM  
The NaSkAr: I think I'm going to retire from Fark Party planning and go out on top.

What if somebody beats the current attendance mark?
 
2010-04-13 05:52:15 PM  
littlett's: The NaSkAr: I think I'm going to retire from Fark Party planning and go out on top.

What if somebody beats the current attendance mark?


I'll shine the AW signal and everyone will convene accordingly.

/Although I am not opposed to doing another AWpocalypse next April/May. I'll give out more advance notice next time around so more people can have more time to plan to come.
 
2010-04-13 06:17:01 PM  
Frank N Stein: This. It was good meeting you, BTW

was good meeting you :D

Bad Dad Why: Well worth the drive to meet you insane groupies.

was nice seeing you and many others make it :D
 
2010-04-13 06:49:34 PM  
The NaSkAr: Although I am not opposed to doing another AWpocalypse next April/May. I'll give out more advance notice next time around so more people can have more time to plan to come.

Have it April 1st (Friday) and Saturday the 2nd 2011.

That way we can celebrate our birthdays. ;P
 
2010-04-13 07:12:06 PM  
littlett's: Have it April 1st

surely you must be joking.
 
2010-04-13 07:28:29 PM  
littlett's: The NaSkAr: Although I am not opposed to doing another AWpocalypse next April/May. I'll give out more advance notice next time around so more people can have more time to plan to come.

Have it April 1st (Friday) and Saturday the 2nd 2011.

That way we can celebrate our birthdays. ;P


I kinda want to have my 30th birthday party in Vegas. Maybe we could do a Vegas AWpocalypse instead :-)
 
2010-04-13 08:04:43 PM  
Why am I always struck with poor when Drew comes to the country. England might be small, but London is 4 hours away and I don't have a car.
 
2010-04-13 08:07:00 PM  
Bukharin: littlett's: Have it April 1st

surely you must be joking.


I'm serious. And stop calling me Shirley.

/ Thanks, Nasser. It was a pantload of fun.
 
2010-04-13 08:07:44 PM  
RabidDog: Why am I always struck with poor when Drew comes to the country. England might be small, but London is 4 hours away and I don't have a car.

Start walking a day before.
 
2010-04-13 08:20:02 PM  
HalfAsleep: Start walking a day before.

I could run, Eddie Izzard did it. Running home after a plethora of beer could be stumbly.
 
2010-04-13 08:34:51 PM  
The NaSkAr: I kinda want to have my 30th birthday party in Vegas. Maybe we could do a Vegas AWpocalypse instead :-)

I would need to know plenty in advance to be able to save up for that one.
 
2010-04-13 08:48:00 PM  
littlett's: The NaSkAr: I kinda want to have my 30th birthday party in Vegas. Maybe we could do a Vegas AWpocalypse instead :-)

I would need to know plenty in advance to be able to save up for that one.


Our birthdays are a year away. Start saving!
 
2010-04-13 08:56:40 PM  
The NaSkAr: Our birthdays are a year away. Start saving!

At least things are not too terribly expensive in Vegas.
 
2010-04-13 09:08:31 PM  
The NaSkAr: I think I'm going to retire from Fark Party planning and go out on top.

Lofty goals for a 'bottom'.
 
2010-04-13 09:59:21 PM  
nfkiller: The NaSkAr: I think I'm going to retire from Fark Party planning and go out on top.

Lofty goals for a 'bottom'.


You're pitching?
 
2010-04-13 10:06:54 PM  
Unfreakable: Shocktopus: What in the hell is Drew doing in Armenia? Did the Armenian version of the book just come out?

Nem tudom átalakítani, hogy ez örmény, ezért fogom ezt írja egy másik furcsa nyelven.


You're another one.
 
2010-04-13 10:08:17 PM  
Andray: Shocktopus: What in the hell is Drew doing in Armenia? Did the Armenian version of the book just come out?

Alexis Ohanian is himself 1/2 Armenian, in case the name didn't give it away.


So is that where Pomeranians come from?
 
2010-04-13 11:27:18 PM  
R.A.Danny: You're pitching?

Jays didn't need much pitching against the Sox tonight.
 
2010-04-14 02:29:51 AM  
RabidDog: Running home after a plethora of beer could be stumbly properly British.

FTFY ;)
 
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