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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
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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:
British kissing couple loses jail appeal in Dubai. Now they'll have to lightly handshake their freedom goodbye
US approves oral treatment for colorectal cancer. Eeeeew
Weekend at Bernie's 3: Women arrested at airport for inappropriate carrion baggage
Oldest American dies at 114. Pants to be worn at half-chest in remembrance
Prison mistakenly frees man in jail for drug-related crimes. RELEASE THE CRACKHEAD
Man gets off easy after viewing porn
Camilla breaks leg while hiking in Scotland. Kids, I need you to look away
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
Man dies after fall while replacing window. At least he wasn't in a lot of pane
Teen accused of having sex with a donkey. In his defense, it was a nice ass
Sir Edmund Hillary's ashes won't Everest on world's highest mountain
Butler defeats Michigan State, will play in the National Championship game if their head coach's mother signs his permission slip
Obama to throw out first pitch at Nationals game Monday. Presumably using a ball taken from the wealthy Yankees
Tennis star Martina Navratilova diagnosed with breast cancer, a condition affecting nearly 2,000 men a year
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
Chinese to aid in construction of railway in California. This is not a repeat from the 1860s
Collaborative video games like World of Warcraft help build the next generation of leaders America needs. Fat, nerdy, Cheeto-stained leaders
Whitney Houston hospitalized with "nose and throat" problems, most likely because the lines before her concerts are so long
"CSI" stuntwoman killed in motorcycle crash. It seems like these kinds of accidents... *puts on his sunglasses* ... will stunt your career. YEAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAH
Michael J Fox is happy to have given up booze, because he prefers his martinis stirred anyway
Feds reject Pennsylvania's plan to toll Interstate 80, saying charging people to flee the state is cruel and unusual punishment
"Obama Eyes Interns." First he repeats all of Bush's mistakes; now he's imitating Clinton
Justice John Paul Stevens is retiring; will be replaced by Judge George Ringo
See the Lilith Fair, live on tour. This is not the premise behind Hot Tub Time Machine 2
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
Coolio willingly shows up in court after learning an arrest warrant was issued for him. So, we've established he had two hits, right?
Blondes aren't just more fun, they also make more money. Granted, it may be in singles
The bad news for Toyota just won't stop
Euro touches 11-month bottom, has a seat right over there
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