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(UPI)   Polish student is Sudoku champion, can't screw in a light bulb without getting five other people to turn the ladder   (upi.com) divider line 76
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2010-05-02 05:20:44 PM
You know those headlines you laugh at first, then less so the more you think about it?

This isn't one of those headlines. I didn't laugh at all.
 
2010-05-02 05:43:22 PM
they should post the puzzle
 
2010-05-02 07:08:34 PM
Racism towards white people is always funny and acceptable.
 
2010-05-02 09:16:34 PM
Polish student is Sudoku champion, can't screw in a light bulb without pondering the order of screwing in 80 other light bulbs.

/FTFY
 
2010-05-02 09:21:20 PM
They still do Polish jokes? They're supposed to be dumb blonde jokes now.
 
2010-05-02 09:22:04 PM
Polish student is Sudoku champion, screws subby's mom along with 80 other people
 
2010-05-02 09:26:09 PM
"Knock-knock...?"

wait.., isn't this gonna be a joke thread?

/leaves disappointed
 
2010-05-02 09:30:30 PM
Never understood Polish jokes. I mean, out of all European countries, why Poland? Is there an origin?
 
2010-05-02 09:30:43 PM
Q: How many of a certain group of people does it take to screw in a light bulb?

A: A positive integer. One to change the bulb, and the others to do something stereotypical of that group.
 
2010-05-02 09:31:32 PM
Wonder if he'll be flown home to meet with Poland's president.

oh wait...
 
2010-05-02 09:33:24 PM
gopher321: You know those headlines you laugh at first, then less so the more you think about it?

This isn't one of those headlines. I didn't laugh at all.


Yup.

Glen: How many Polacks it take to screw up a lightbulb?
H.I.: I don't know, Glen. One?
Glen: Nope, it takes three.
[Glen laughs. H.I. doesn't]
Glen: Wait a minute, I told it wrong. Here, I'm startin' over: How come it takes three Polacks to screw up a lightbulb?
H.I.: I don't know, Glen.
Glen: 'Cause they're so darn stupid!
[Glen laughs again. H.I. doesn't]
Glen: shiat, man, loosen up! Don't ya get it?
H.I.: No, Glen, I sure don't.
Glen: shiat, man, think about it! I guess it's what they call a "way homer."
H.I.: Why's that?
Glen: 'Cause you only get it on the way home.
H.I.: I'm already home, Glen.

/obligatory
 
2010-05-02 09:34:20 PM
I thought white males and fat people were the only two acceptable joke targets.
 
2010-05-02 09:35:33 PM
buckeyebrain: Q: How many of a certain group of people Irish does it take to screw in a light bulb?

A: A positive integer. Seven. One to change hold the bulb in the socket, and the others to do something stereotypical of that group six to drink until the room spins.


/I still love that
//Carlin told me it's ok to hit your own gang
///Irish and Polish... yeah that's right
 
2010-05-02 09:37:59 PM
stuhayes2010: Never understood Polish jokes. I mean, out of all European countries, why Poland? Is there an origin?

Poland is the Kenny of Europe. It keeps getting "killed."

The personification of Poland in Hetalia is pretty accurate, so I hear. (Very passive and distracted with things that don't matter as much)

/Poland sucks
//just kidding
///but I wouldn't want to live there
 
2010-05-02 09:38:32 PM
Mose: ///Irish and Polish... yeah that's right

drunk and stupid?

/sorry. low hanging fruit and all...
 
2010-05-02 09:39:52 PM
images.thetimes.co.uk
 
2010-05-02 09:40:41 PM
Some nations just get beat up a lot. Being between Russia and Germany is asking for trouble.
 
2010-05-02 09:42:59 PM
ParadisePornoTheater: They still do Polish jokes? They're supposed to be dumb blonde jokes now.
They even post them in many of the papers in South Dakota.
Of course there's a high percentage of the population that are descended from Polish settlers.
 
2010-05-02 09:43:58 PM
FTA: ""Because this is a world championship, we had already expected this level of difficulty," said 13-year-old MengLei Ma, the youngest competitor, whose mother translated for her."

Actual translation: "I'm tired and hungry and she makes me do Sudoku 15 hours a day, please, I want to defect."
 
2010-05-02 09:45:34 PM
shrive me fool: stuhayes2010: Never understood Polish jokes. I mean, out of all European countries, why Poland? Is there an origin?

Poland is the Kenny of Europe. It keeps getting "killed."

The personification of Poland in Hetalia is pretty accurate, so I hear. (Very passive and distracted with things that don't matter as much)

/Poland sucks
//just kidding
///but I wouldn't want to live there


Yeah, I like to judge places I've never been to too.

upload.wikimedia.org

upload.wikimedia.org
 
2010-05-02 09:45:46 PM
How many feminists does it take to change a light bulb?

11.
One to change the light bulb and 10 to start the "Victims of Darkness" support group.
 
2010-05-02 09:45:52 PM
stuhayes2010: Never understood Polish jokes. I mean, out of all European countries, why Poland? Is there an origin?

The Germans have historically been big on Polish jokes since they've spent so much of their history killing Poles. The jokes followed German immigrants to America. They were pretty big during the 80's when the Warsaw Pact started falling apart and the East Germans were looking for scapegoats. The jokes tend to lack the same punch today, mostly because most of the European immigrant families are now fully assimilated into America.
 
2010-05-02 09:47:15 PM
whatshisname: How many feminists does it take to change a light bulb?

11.
One to change the light bulb and 10 to start the "Victims of Darkness" support group.


How many emo kids does it take to screw in a lightbulb?

None. They just sit in the dark and cry.
 
2010-05-02 09:48:51 PM
ParadisePornoTheater: They still do Polish jokes? They're supposed to be dumb blonde jokes now.

We have combined them into a new supergroup: Blonde Polish Women.

www.pixacom.com
/what a Blonde Polish woman might look like
 
2010-05-02 09:48:52 PM
Wow. White people are a bunch of whiners.

/white
//whining about people whining
///divide by 0
 
2010-05-02 09:49:42 PM
Mentat: stuhayes2010: Never understood Polish jokes. I mean, out of all European countries, why Poland? Is there an origin?

The Germans have historically been big on Polish jokes since they've spent so much of their history killing Poles. The jokes followed German immigrants to America. They were pretty big during the 80's when the Warsaw Pact started falling apart and the East Germans were looking for scapegoats. The jokes tend to lack the same punch today, mostly because most of the European immigrant families are now fully assimilated into America.


My grandparents were both Polish and German immigrants to the US, so I got a kick out of that.

That's basically true, but it was kind of just the start of the jokes. Via Wiki (this comes after the German explanation):

For decades, Polish Americans have been the subject of derogatory jokes originating in anti-immigrant stereotypes that had developed in the U.S. before the 1920s. During the Partitions of Poland, Polish immigrants came to America in considerable numbers, fleeing mass persecution at home. They were taking the only jobs available to them, usually requiring physical labor. The same ethnic and job-related stereotypes persisted even as Polish Americans joined the middle class in the mid-20th century. "These degrading stereotypes were far from harmless. The constant derision, often publicly disseminated through the mass media, caused serious identity crises, feeling of inadequacy, and low self-esteem for many Polish Americans." In spite of the heroic plight of Polish people under Cold War communism, negative stereotypes about Polish Americans endured.
 
2010-05-02 09:52:07 PM
Since we're white knighting the Polish, this article is appropriate even if the source is dubious (but when has that stopped fark?): Link (new window)

/doing it for the Polish ladies
//thinks he's gonna get a rightful reward
 
2010-05-02 09:54:30 PM
How many Polish psychiatrists does it take to change a light bulb?

Just one, but the light bulb's really got to want to change...
 
2010-05-02 09:57:54 PM
How many feminists does it take to change a lightbulb?

None. Feminists can't change anything.

How many gay rights activists does it take to change a lightbulb?

None. The lightbulb is happy with who he is and doesn't need to change for you.
 
2010-05-02 09:58:18 PM
Polish student finishes soduku puzzle with polish.
 
2010-05-02 09:58:34 PM
cedarpark: ParadisePornoTheater: They still do Polish jokes? They're supposed to be dumb blonde jokes now.

We have combined them into a new supergroup: Blonde Polish Women.


/what a Blonde Polish woman might look like


You mean small breasts, amazing mid-section, and butterface?

I concur.
 
2010-05-02 09:58:35 PM
Why aren't there any Polish ballerinas? Because they'd stick to the floor every time they did the splits!
 
2010-05-02 09:59:57 PM
stuhayes2010: Never understood Polish jokes. I mean, out of all European countries, why Poland? Is there an origin?

"Sticks and stones may break my bones, but you are one dumb Pollack."

i288.photobucket.com
 
2010-05-02 10:05:03 PM
God sodoku is some lame shiat. It's like some hellish offspring of accounting and the rubik's cube.

Picking lint out of your naval is far more interesting.
 
2010-05-02 10:05:31 PM
Tragedy strikes when Polish sudoku champion is sent to awards ceremony on Polish submarine.

/because of the screen doors.
//THE SCREEN DOORS! Stupid Polacks.
 
2010-05-02 10:06:06 PM
So Polish jokes are ok but black jokes aren't.

Don't want to get banned so I'll leave out jokes about basketball, pizzas feeding a family of four and other things.
 
2010-05-02 10:07:24 PM
and yet the average pole is smarter that the average american...
 
2010-05-02 10:08:49 PM
stuhayes2010: Never understood Polish jokes. I mean, out of all European countries, why Poland? Is there an origin?

Other nationalities got pissed at being beaten to a heliocentric view of the solar system.
 
2010-05-02 10:09:09 PM
buk110: So Polish jokes are ok but black jokes aren't.

Don't want to get banned so I'll leave out jokes about basketball, pizzas feeding a family of four and other things.


The NAAPP would like a word with you.

/National Association for the Advancement of Polish "People"

//see how I put "people" in quotes... cuz they're not really "people"
 
2010-05-02 10:09:55 PM
StreetlightInTheGhetto: shrive me fool: stuhayes2010: Never understood Polish jokes. I mean, out of all European countries, why Poland? Is there an origin?

Poland is the Kenny of Europe. It keeps getting "killed."

The personification of Poland in Hetalia is pretty accurate, so I hear. (Very passive and distracted with things that don't matter as much)

/Poland sucks
//just kidding
///but I wouldn't want to live there

Yeah, I like to judge places I've never been to too.


Speaking from a historical/sociological standpoint I stand by my statement.

A building and a mountain really don't mean anything in this day and age. One of my close friend's wife is from Poland. She loves the culture, but not the country.

She doesn't know about that show though. heh
 
2010-05-02 10:10:49 PM
emotion_lotion: and yet the average pole is smarter that the average american...

But the average pole is smarter than the average Pole

/and by "pole" I mean wood pole, like telephone pole
 
2010-05-02 10:13:47 PM
dead_dangler: /and by "pole" I mean wood pole, like telephone pole

Thanks for explaining it.
 
2010-05-02 10:14:06 PM
whatshisname: How many feminists does it take to change a light bulb?

11.
One to change the light bulb and 10 to start the "Victims of Darkness" support group.


I've heard it told differently...

Q: How many feminists does it take to screw in a light bulb?

A: Seven. One to change the bulb, three others to assert that the screwing is not representative of mainstream feminism, two to secretly wish they were the socket, and one to secretly wish she was the light bulb.
 
2010-05-02 10:17:55 PM
KRAKOW! KRAKOW!

/Two direct hits...
 
2010-05-02 10:21:09 PM
buk110: So Polish jokes are ok but black jokes aren't.

Don't want to get banned so I'll leave out jokes about basketball, pizzas feeding a family of four and other things.


How do you stop Polish children from jumping on the bed?
- Glue Velcro to the ceiling!

If you planted a bunch of Polish people 3 month ago, what would you have?
- A crop of lips now (the horror... the horror)
 
2010-05-02 10:24:39 PM
The headline was a joke about Pollack jokes. If you think it was intended to insult Poles, disconnect your modem.
 
2010-05-02 10:25:08 PM
whatshisname: How many feminists does it take to change a light bulb?

11.
One to change the light bulb and 10 to start the "Victims of Darkness" support group.


How many feminists does it take to change a light bulb?

Answer: Thats not funny

My friend told me that one today.
 
2010-05-02 10:27:11 PM
shrive me fool: StreetlightInTheGhetto: shrive me fool: stuhayes2010: Never understood Polish jokes. I mean, out of all European countries, why Poland? Is there an origin?

Poland is the Kenny of Europe. It keeps getting "killed."

The personification of Poland in Hetalia is pretty accurate, so I hear. (Very passive and distracted with things that don't matter as much)

/Poland sucks
//just kidding
///but I wouldn't want to live there

Yeah, I like to judge places I've never been to too.

Speaking from a historical/sociological standpoint I stand by my statement.

A building and a mountain really don't mean anything in this day and age. One of my close friend's wife is from Poland. She loves the culture, but not the country.

She doesn't know about that show though. heh


Well, I had a few more Wiki pictures, but Fark didn't like them.

So, hey, you have a friend from Poland? Cool!

I know many people from Poland, have relatives that are immigrants (as opposed to 1st gen like my mom/aunts/uncles or 2nd gen like myself and my brother) and they're happy to be here but still love the home country. I was supposed to go to visit around Krakow with my grandmother but she fell into senility pretty quickly. My older cousin got to go (myself and another cousin were supposed to go on the next trip) and the video was pretty awesome. The art and poetry coming out of there is also pretty effing intriguing these days, which is usually a good sign that I'm going to enjoy the place. Planning on making the trip that I didn't get to make with my aunt when the economy picks up a bit.

But whatever. Your friend's wife and a Japanese source... that's cool.
 
2010-05-02 10:29:07 PM
StreetlightInTheGhetto: shrive me fool: StreetlightInTheGhetto: shrive me fool: stuhayes2010: Never understood Polish jokes. I mean, out of all European countries, why Poland? Is there an origin?

Poland is the Kenny of Europe. It keeps getting "killed."

The personification of Poland in Hetalia is pretty accurate, so I hear. (Very passive and distracted with things that don't matter as much)

/Poland sucks
//just kidding
///but I wouldn't want to live there

Yeah, I like to judge places I've never been to too.

Speaking from a historical/sociological standpoint I stand by my statement.

A building and a mountain really don't mean anything in this day and age. One of my close friend's wife is from Poland. She loves the culture, but not the country.

She doesn't know about that show though. heh

Well, I had a few more Wiki pictures, but Fark didn't like them.

So, hey, you have a friend from Poland? Cool!

I know many people from Poland, have relatives that are immigrants (as opposed to 1st gen like my mom/aunts/uncles or 2nd gen like myself and my brother) and they're happy to be here but still love the home country. I was supposed to go to visit around Krakow with my grandmother but she fell into senility pretty quickly. My older cousin got to go (myself and another cousin were supposed to go on the next trip) and the video was pretty awesome. The art and poetry coming out of there is also pretty effing intriguing these days, which is usually a good sign that I'm going to enjoy the place. Planning on making the trip that I didn't get to make with my aunt when the economy picks up a bit.

But whatever. Your friend's wife and a Japanese source... that's cool.


I am not having good luck with the images tonight.

deusexeverriculum.files.wordpress.com

There we go.
 
2010-05-02 10:30:37 PM
I remember reading a story about a physicist who, in the process of researching a solution to some theory or another, discovered a mathematical algorithm that turned out to be a general solution for any Sudoku puzzle :)
 
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