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(ABC News)   England and US make friendly World Cup wager. We propose higher stakes: if you lose, you give up blood pudding forever. If the US loses, we shoot Lady Gaga into the sun   (blogs.abcnews.com ) divider line
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2010-06-09 02:34:28 PM  

killahgrag: 1. Lady Gaga
2. Bill O'Reily
3. Glenn Beck
4-5. Rush Limbaugh
6. Oily Taintz
7. Sean Hannity
8. Wolf Blitzer
9. That 'Ed' guy from MSNBC
10. Dr. Laura
11. Sarah Palin
12. Marco Rubio
13. Stephen Harper (I know he's Canadian... He's still a douche)
14. Barak Obama
15. Nancy Pelosi
16-19. Nickleback
20. Scott Stapp
21. Harry Reid
22. Pat Sajack


23. my boss
 
2010-06-09 02:35:24 PM  

mbillips: If they lose, for them it's like Saratoga, King's Mountain and Yorktown all over again.


As a Brit, I have to say it probably wouldn't be like that; I've never heard of any of those places. It would, though, be a national disaster.
Also, you can't send Simon Cowell to the sun! He's reponsible for a large percentage of our GDP.
 
2010-06-09 02:36:08 PM  

killahgrag: 1. Lady Gaga
2. Bill O'Reily
3. Glenn Beck
4-5. Rush Limbaugh
6. Oily Taintz
7. Sean Hannity
8. Wolf Blitzer
9. That 'Ed' guy from MSNBC
10. Dr. Laura
11. Sarah Palin
12. Marco Rubio
13. Stephen Harper (I know he's Canadian... He's still a douche)
14. Barak Obama
15. Nancy Pelosi
16-19. Nickleback
20. Scott Stapp
21. Harry Reid
22. Pat Sajack
23. Gordo Campbell
24. Al Sharpton
25. Rosie O'Donnell
26. Tom Arnold
27. Madonna (if for nothing else, ruining Guy Ritchie and his awesome movies)
28. Al Gore
29. Christine Amanpour
30. Ann Coulter
31. Michelle Malkin
32. Sean Penn
33. Michelle Bachman
34. Jesse Jackson
35. Mumbles Menino from Boferston (???)
36. Nancy Grace
37. Dianne Feinstein
38. Ben Bernanke
39. Justin Beiber (whatever that is... we might need more seats depending)

I gotta do some actual work now... Someone else take over. This. Could. Be. Epic. Look at us. Left and Right getting along and such. I could cry!!

/not really... but it is fun


Nice list
 
2010-06-09 02:36:25 PM  
I forgot!!!!!

Gat_00 and Phil Herup por favor.
 
2010-06-09 02:37:02 PM  
Would it be ok to add:

42-578. Congress

/100 Senators, 435 Reps, and 1 Delegate, right?
 
2010-06-09 02:37:04 PM  

Biv: Here is a big one. I'll give you cheney, Jeb and W. Bush for Hillary, Christine Gregoire and Michelle obama


Your approaching Nobel Prize material here.
 
2010-06-09 02:37:07 PM  

Loki-L: mbillips: It would be mildly entertaining to beat the Brits, but I'm almost rooting for them. If we win, it's like our high school girls' softball team went to state -- nice, but you really don't care. If they lose, for them it's like Saratoga, King's Mountain and Yorktown all over again.

/Rocket to the sun passenger list MUST include Donald Trump, Jim Rome and Simon Cowell.

Please note that it is not "the Brits" you are facing but England. The distinction is important to some people.


Yeah, yeah, I know, but isn't England the only UK team in the Cup? One might presume most Scots/Welsh/N. Irish would cheer for England over us. Or maybe not.

/Don't really care; it's only soccer.
 
2010-06-09 02:37:29 PM  
England wins, we change our chips/fries terminology to reflect theirs.

U.S. wins, England sets Big Ben to New York time.
 
2010-06-09 02:37:50 PM  
It's gonna be 1-1 both teams adavnce to the round of 16. England beats Serbia 2-1 AET, USA loses a squeaker 1-0 when Miroslav Klose's 90th minute effort secures a German victory.

Book it. Done.
 
2010-06-09 02:37:52 PM  
Did anyone else spend time trying to figure out exactly WHICH British Embassy they're referencing in the article?

I assumed it's the one in DC (and, indeed it is) - but that's a long commute for dinner. :)
 
Biv
2010-06-09 02:38:13 PM  

MerelyFoolish: Biv: Here is a big one. I'll give you cheney, Jeb and W. Bush for Hillary, Christine Gregoire and Michelle obama

Your approaching Nobel Prize material here.


I'm a man of ideas.
 
2010-06-09 02:38:23 PM  
Would it kill you guys to like, I don't know, leave the political horseshiat outside when you clcik the Sports tab? The fact that I don't have to hear about Glenn farking Beck and Sarah Palin in this subsection of Fark is the reason I rarely venture elsewhere - and I'm sure I'm not alone in that.
 
2010-06-09 02:39:24 PM  

vaderstg: Did anyone else spend time trying to figure out exactly WHICH British Embassy they're referencing in the article?

I assumed it's the one in DC (and, indeed it is) - but that's a long commute for dinner. :)


Oh. I assumed it was both countries embassies in South Africa.
 
2010-06-09 02:39:31 PM  
Can we strap Madoff to the nose cone/stabilizers?
 
2010-06-09 02:39:42 PM  

Addicted to Coffee: FTFA:

But in the email exchange, the British Embassy had the final word:

"The Ambassador takes his steak like American soccer victories - somewhat rare."

I love that quote!

/Go USA!


Good, because I prefer my cutesy English quotes marinated and canned for approximately 60 years to be opened on a special occasion.

Why 60 years? Because they've been waiting that long to use that quote because of this.

i.dailymail.co.uk

/Fair play though. I chuckled.
//I know the photo isn't the original, but it was the only one I found
 
2010-06-09 02:39:43 PM  

Crispy: If we lose, we go to the metric system. If England loses, they have to drive on the right side of the road.


Nice.
 
2010-06-09 02:39:47 PM  

unclejimbo827: Would it kill you guys to like, I don't know, leave the political horseshiat outside when you clcik the Sports tab? The fact that I don't have to hear about Glenn farking Beck and Sarah Palin in this subsection of Fark is the reason I rarely venture elsewhere - and I'm sure I'm not alone in that.


Sports tab? Is that some kinda TF thing? This was on the front page.
 
2010-06-09 02:39:52 PM  

mbillips: Loki-L: mbillips: It would be mildly entertaining to beat the Brits, but I'm almost rooting for them. If we win, it's like our high school girls' softball team went to state -- nice, but you really don't care. If they lose, for them it's like Saratoga, King's Mountain and Yorktown all over again.

/Rocket to the sun passenger list MUST include Donald Trump, Jim Rome and Simon Cowell.

Please note that it is not "the Brits" you are facing but England. The distinction is important to some people.

Yeah, yeah, I know, but isn't England the only UK team in the Cup? One might presume most Scots/Welsh/N. Irish would cheer for England over us. Or maybe not.


The Scots ALWAYS cheer against England.

/Miserable tossers
//Good Whiskey, though
 
2010-06-09 02:39:59 PM  
I'm strangely ok with the list.
 
2010-06-09 02:40:41 PM  
I kind of hope that the limey bastards win without too much trouble. I don't have a great deal of national pride and ego bound up in my countrys team, but if the US wins, I anticipate tear gas in grosvenor square.
 
Biv
2010-06-09 02:40:53 PM  

unclejimbo827: Would it kill you guys to like, I don't know, leave the political horseshiat outside when you clcik the Sports tab? The fact that I don't have to hear about Glenn farking Beck and Sarah Palin in this subsection of Fark is the reason I rarely venture elsewhere - and I'm sure I'm not alone in that.


Not our fault it went green. At least we are not arguing.

And, c'mon, does soccer really belong in the sports tab anyway? ;)
 
2010-06-09 02:41:27 PM  

afghanistanimation: Addicted to Coffee: FTFA:

But in the email exchange, the British Embassy had the final word:

"The Ambassador takes his steak like American soccer victories - somewhat rare."

I love that quote!

/Go USA!

Good, because I prefer my cutesy English quotes marinated and canned for approximately 60 years to be opened on a special occasion.

Why 60 years? Because they've been waiting that long to use that quote because of this.

/Fair play though. I chuckled.
//I know the photo isn't the original, but it was the only one I found


The goal was scored by a Haitian, so just like in the revolution, the US couldn't beat England without foreign assistance

/Was listening to his story of ESPN's World Cup Daily podcast
//Remarkably tragic
 
2010-06-09 02:42:04 PM  

Biv: unclejimbo827: Would it kill you guys to like, I don't know, leave the political horseshiat outside when you clcik the Sports tab? The fact that I don't have to hear about Glenn farking Beck and Sarah Palin in this subsection of Fark is the reason I rarely venture elsewhere - and I'm sure I'm not alone in that.

Not our fault it went green. At least we are not arguing.

And, c'mon, does soccer really belong in the sports tab anyway? ;)


How about you go cry somewhere else then?
 
2010-06-09 02:42:08 PM  

Addicted to Coffee: FTFA:

But in the email exchange, the British Embassy had the final word:

"The Ambassador takes his steak like American soccer victories - somewhat rare."

I love that quote!

/Go USA!


Sounds like an ass-whooping is in order. Congress should dress in red, white, and blue, paint their faces, shave their heads and go beat hell out of Parliament. Then board the sun-bound ocean liner-plan-rocket-ark thingy.
 
2010-06-09 02:42:20 PM  

mbillips: Loki-L: mbillips: It would be mildly entertaining to beat the Brits, but I'm almost rooting for them. If we win, it's like our high school girls' softball team went to state -- nice, but you really don't care. If they lose, for them it's like Saratoga, King's Mountain and Yorktown all over again.

/Rocket to the sun passenger list MUST include Donald Trump, Jim Rome and Simon Cowell.

Please note that it is not "the Brits" you are facing but England. The distinction is important to some people.

Yeah, yeah, I know, but isn't England the only UK team in the Cup? One might presume most Scots/Welsh/N. Irish would cheer for England over us. Or maybe not.

/Don't really care; it's only soccer football.


FTFY

/This should open an entirely different and tasty can of worms.
 
2010-06-09 02:42:45 PM  
How about this bet:

US wins they all have to change what they call a "boot" a "trunk."

England wins, we spell it "aluminium."
 
2010-06-09 02:43:15 PM  

fireclown: How about the Brits offer to strike the term "f*gg*t" from their menus? It's undignified.


fireclown: How about the Brits offer to strike the term "f*gg*t" from their menus? It's undignified.


Well that's a queer request!
 
Biv
2010-06-09 02:44:27 PM  

Glip-hoppa: mbillips: Loki-L: mbillips: It would be mildly entertaining to beat the Brits, but I'm almost rooting for them. If we win, it's like our high school girls' softball team went to state -- nice, but you really don't care. If they lose, for them it's like Saratoga, King's Mountain and Yorktown all over again.

/Rocket to the sun passenger list MUST include Donald Trump, Jim Rome and Simon Cowell.

Please note that it is not "the Brits" you are facing but England. The distinction is important to some people.

Yeah, yeah, I know, but isn't England the only UK team in the Cup? One might presume most Scots/Welsh/N. Irish would cheer for England over us. Or maybe not.

/Don't really care; it's only soccer football.

FTFY

/This should open an entirely different and tasty can of worms.


I thought the heresy was spelled futball?
 
2010-06-09 02:44:52 PM  

Fapinator: How about this bet:

US wins they all have to change what they call a "boot" a "trunk."

England wins, we spell it "aluminium."


Or: If we win, they have to call it "nucular" and if they win, we add "u"s to 'colour,' 'honour,' etc.
 
2010-06-09 02:45:34 PM  

MaudlinMutantMollusk: How 'bout we shoot Lady Gaga into the sun no matter who wins?


WIN!
 
2010-06-09 02:45:57 PM  
NO FARKING WAY. England is actually a contender this Cup. We will be lucky to get out of group play. Hopefully Algeria does not bring their A game.

You just think the world hates us. We ever bring home the cup the planet will burn!
 
2010-06-09 02:46:45 PM  

TheLopper: blood


Same here! What the hell, subby? Next you'll be telling me you don't like a proper Irish breakfast with blood sausage.
 
Biv
2010-06-09 02:47:08 PM  

006andahalf: Fapinator: How about this bet:

US wins they all have to change what they call a "boot" a "trunk."

England wins, we spell it "aluminium."

Or: If we win, they have to call it "nucular" and if they win, we add "u"s to 'colour,' 'honour,' etc.


Can't agree with this one. It's taken a long time for the U.S. to fix the English language. We have a hard enough time fighting off ghetto speak to start reverting back as well.
 
2010-06-09 02:48:20 PM  
ya gotta admit 'somewhat rare' is a good burn.
 
2010-06-09 02:48:27 PM  
What's with the hate-on for Lady Gaga? I like her music, even if her style/wardrobe is a little out there.

/I want your ugly
 
2010-06-09 02:48:50 PM  
England and the US making a World Cup bet is like Pittsburgh and Kansas City making a World Series bet.
 
Biv
2010-06-09 02:49:15 PM  

Calabai_Yau: What's with the hate-on for Lady Gaga? I like her music, even if her style/wardrobe is a little out there.

/I want your ugly


You sound pop.
 
2010-06-09 02:49:29 PM  
British Ambassador's closing comment was GOLDEN. I lol'd.
 
2010-06-09 02:49:48 PM  
Crtl + F looking for Russell Brand and I find nothing. I say if America wins over England, we kill Russell Brand. If England wins, we reluctantly take back any celebs living there using a fake English accent.
 
2010-06-09 02:50:42 PM  
Great, two countries mired in debt and taxed to the gills agree to spend even more taxpayer money on each other.
 
2010-06-09 02:52:23 PM  

The Stealth Hippopotamus: NO FARKING WAY. England is actually a contender this Cup. We will be lucky to get out of group play. Hopefully Algeria does not bring their A game.


I think Slovenia will cause more problems than Algeria. Especially if the US ties England, they'll need to get a W the next game.
 
2010-06-09 02:53:07 PM  
Can't we stick the queen's head in a golf ball dimpler instead?
 
2010-06-09 02:53:28 PM  
1. Lady Gaga
2. Bill O'Reily
3. Glenn Beck
4-5. Rush Limbaugh
6. Oily Taintz
7. Sean Hannity
8. Wolf Blitzer
9. That 'Ed' guy from MSNBC
10. Dr. Laura
11. Sarah Palin
12. Marco Rubio
13. Stephen Harper (I know he's Canadian... He's still a douche)
14. Barak Obama
15. Nancy Pelosi
16-19. Nickleback
20. Scott Stapp
21. Harry Reid
22. Pat Sajack
23. Gordo Campbell
24. Al Sharpton
25. Rosie O'Donnell
26. Tom Arnold
27. Madonna (if for nothing else, ruining Guy Ritchie and his awesome movies)
28. Al Gore
29. Christine Amanpour
30. Ann Coulter
31. Michelle Malkin
32. Sean Penn
33. Michelle Bachman
34. Jesse Jackson
35. Mumbles Menino from Boferston (???)
36. Nancy Grace
37. Dianne Feinstein
38. Ben Bernanke
39. Justin Beiber (whatever that is... we might need more seats depending)
40. Sheriff Joe Arpaio
41. N. Gregory Mankiw
42. Dick Cheney
43. Jeb Bush
44. George W. Bush
45. Christine Gregoire
46. Michelle Obama
47. my boss
48. Bernie Madoff

I don't think I'll include Gat_00 or Phil Herup in the list because we can't prove that they're Americans. Plus, they're not real, they're bots.

Also not going to include all of Congress because, even though they all deserve it, we don't have enough room to punt them all into the sun. We need to pick and choose, here, people.

Lastly, this was on the Main Page, Sports Tab be damned!!
 
2010-06-09 02:53:59 PM  
I love this list SO MUCH. c'mon sun rocket - here's a chance for NASA to actually help us all for once.

Everyone from the original Simpsons sun rocket must be grandfathered in though - Rosie O'Donnel, Pauly Shore, etc.
 
2010-06-09 02:54:00 PM  
That isn't a fair bet because nothing could be as nauseatingly offputting as Lady Gaga or as she is more widely known Lady Gag Gag. Even if they threw in Dead Man's Leg, Spotted Dick and Toad in the Hole it wouldn't come close.
 
2010-06-09 02:54:23 PM  
But I like blood pudding. It is just impossible to find here.

/American
 
2010-06-09 02:54:53 PM  
The entire upper management of BP should be added to that list.
 
2010-06-09 02:54:56 PM  
Good headline, but I'd rather watch Ke-dollarsign-ha blasted off instead.
 
2010-06-09 02:55:15 PM  

The Stealth Hippopotamus: NO FARKING WAY. England is actually a contender this Cup. We will be lucky to get out of group play. Hopefully Algeria does not bring their A game.

You just think the world hates us. We ever bring home the cup the planet will burn!


We'd first have convince our prime athletes to play soccer...might be a while.
 
2010-06-09 02:55:23 PM  
fark is full of worthless bs comments anymore. come over to reddit.com, the quality is much better.
 
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