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Cats attacking helicopters, the most dangerous of the thrown pies, and a question about the Beaver's hair: Fark's favorite Headlines of the Week for 8/15 - 8/21 
Posted by Drew at 2010-08-24 2:23:20 PM (20 comments) | Permalink
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No post from Drew today, so enjoy the headlines.

- Unfreakable

Headlines Of The Week for Sun 2010-08-15 to Sat 2010-08-21:

   Crash victim identified as Cumming man. Well that explains the loss of control    img.fark.net

   Adrienne Curry molested at a Star Wars convention while wearing a Slave Leia costume. Police are currently seeking... everyone    img.fark.net

   Heat may have killed puppies on American flight, cement their status of most hated NBA team in America    img.fark.net

   German students can now earn a master's in sausage appreciation. WURST DEGREE EVER    img.fark.net

   Police officers injured after someone aims a laser pointer at their helicopter and thousands of cats attack    img.fark.net

   Study finds that having an older brother can delay a girl's sexual maturity by a year. Obviously they've never heard of West Virginia    img.fark.net

   Three cheers for the world's oldest newlyweds - HIP HIP, replacement    img.fark.net

   Road crosses ruled unconstitutional. Chicken inconsolable    img.fark.net

   Booming Brazil is like the U.S. in the 1950's...except for the Beaver's hair, presumably    img.fark.net

   Former astronaut Lisa Nowak discharged. I'm not cleaning THAT up    img.fark.net

   Man punches horse in head. He must have REALLY hated "Eat, Pray, Love"    img.fark.net


Sports:

   LeBron James in hot water again for tweeting that Gus Johnson was dead, not considering that there was a more famous Gus Johnson who UNBELIEVABLE, OH MY GOODNESS, WHAT A TWEET    img.fark.net

   Westbrook signs one-year injury reserve contract with San Francisco    img.fark.net

   Olympic figure skater burns down $1 million house while trying to dry a Porsche with a leaf blower. 5.9 - 5.8 - 5.9 - 5.7 - 5.9    img.fark.net


Geek:

   British boy has a condition where he'll die if he falls asleep. Doctors say the boy will be okay, just as long as he doesn't see "Eat Pray Love"    img.fark.net

   Scientists say psychedelic drugs could be effective treatments for conditions like depression, OCD, chronic pain, and attacks by the purple banana king of unicorn mountain    img.fark.net

   Arizona discovers online maps used by aliens, plans new fence    img.fark.net


Showbiz:

   "If your enemy is weaker, conquer him. If your enemy is stronger, join him. If your enemy is Justin Bieber, find better enemies." -- Sun Tzu, "The Art of War"    img.fark.net

   Confusion persists regarding whether Dr. Laura was fired or whether she has just been called back to the netherworld to harvest the souls she has collected    img.fark.net

   Julianna Margulies is performing network TV's first depiction of oral sex. No wonder the show's called The Good Wife    img.fark.net


Politics:

   Sen. Levin gets hit In the face with Dutch apple pie. Not regular apple pie here, Dutch apple. The most dangerous of all the thrown pies    img.fark.net

   47 years after Martin Luther King Jr. delivered his "I Have a Dream" speech from the steps of the Lincoln Memorial, the oratorial super duo of Glenn Beck and Sarah Palin are ready to stand in his shoes. I HAVE A DERP    img.fark.net

www.fark.com  Blagojevich found guilty of lying to the FBI, will soon discover that although his ass is a valuable f*cking thing, he's about to give it away for nothing    img.fark.net


Video:

   Hellllllo, ladies.... Single male, independent, big on cruising the seas. Handsome and strong with a few extra pounds. Eco-friendly, heart the size of a car and tongue weighing more than an elephant  


Music:

   Erykah Badu's naked music video through Dealey Plaza has earned her probation and a fine. The case is considered closed, but there is still a question whether there was just one man shooting video or a second shooter from the grassy knoll    img.fark.net

   Like her husband before her, Courtney Love settles    img.fark.net

   Man jumps off of a building and onto the stage during a Swell Season's concert, dying upon impact. It was either a suicide attempt or one of the most poorly executed concert reviews ever    img.fark.net


Business:

   FDA recalls 228 million eggs in an ovary cautious move    img.fark.net

   FCC says average cable customer gets half of the advertised broadband speed they pay for. You probably submitted this hours ago and already got a greenlight, but Subby is on Comcast    img.fark.net

   Intel buys McAfee for $7.68 billion, or about $19.99 per month with a contract for 384 million months    img.fark.net
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20 Comments   (+0 »)
   
 
2010-08-24 02:35:24 PM
Where is Drew when the world needs him the most?!?
 
2010-08-24 02:45:00 PM
Someone said Dr. Drew from LoveLine posts here. Is this the board?
 
2010-08-24 02:48:11 PM
Its past noon. Check the bars...
 
2010-08-24 03:20:20 PM
Didn't Drew have a death in the family? Probably still recovering from the wake.
 
2010-08-24 03:30:32 PM
I do not see any headlines concerning tacos...I can not take much interest in this thread.
 
2010-08-24 03:32:00 PM
OK, I'll be the brave one and ask about the parody threads and taco submissions. Please don't ban me for asking.

Is there a happy medium between "no parody threads" and queue abuse?
 
2010-08-24 03:34:47 PM
Earguy: OK, I'll be the brave one and ask about the parody threads and taco submissions. Please don't ban me for asking.

Is there a happy medium between "no parody threads" and queue abuse?


I predict that the ban hammer is coming back, for parody threads, queue abuse and thread jacking. (see what I did there?)
 
2010-08-24 03:39:25 PM
I'm less interested in tacos than I am the sweet sweet taste of the greenlight and green arrows.
 
2010-08-24 04:06:56 PM
At this point, I'd recommend bringing it up with Drew. The reason parody threads got called out as submission queue abuse in the first place was a minor version of what TFD is suffering right now
 
2010-08-24 04:10:20 PM
Unfreakable: At this point, I'd recommend bringing it up with Drew. The reason parody threads got called out as submission queue abuse in the first place was a minor version of what TFD is suffering right now

Is Drew around right now? Does he know we're suffering?
 
2010-08-24 04:15:21 PM
I don't know.
 
2010-08-24 04:38:05 PM
In the midst of this queue-abuse, I posted a thread about buying some new RAM and it got pulled without explanation. So I will ask here:

My mom's PC needs more RAM. It has 2x512MB dual channel DDR2 memory. What's the best upgrade path?
1. An additional 2x512MB
2. 2x1GB replacing the old
3. 2x1GB adding to the old
4. 1x1GB adding to the old

I was going to do the latter, but wasn't sure its impact on the dual channel aspect. She doesn't need the blazing performance but I don't want it to get worse by adding more RAM.
 
2010-08-24 04:49:27 PM
Gig103: In the midst of this queue-abuse, I posted a thread about buying some new RAM and it got pulled without explanation. So I will ask here:

My mom's PC needs more RAM. It has 2x512MB dual channel DDR2 memory. What's the best upgrade path?
1. An additional 2x512MB
2. 2x1GB replacing the old
3. 2x1GB adding to the old
4. 1x1GB adding to the old

I was going to do the latter, but wasn't sure its impact on the dual channel aspect. She doesn't need the blazing performance but I don't want it to get worse by adding more RAM.


Is a new PC out of the question? They are dirt cheap nowadays.
 
2010-08-24 04:51:50 PM
Gig103: In the midst of this queue-abuse, I posted a thread about buying some new RAM and it got pulled without explanation. So I will ask here:

It wasn't pulled for cause, Gig, email me and I'll explain outside of the thread.
 
2010-08-24 04:58:19 PM
Too many "Eat Pray Love" headlines for my taste.
 
jbc [TotalFark]
2010-08-24 05:24:40 PM
Big Cheese Make Hair Go Boom: I predict that the ban hammer is coming back, for parody threads, queue abuse and thread jacking. (see what I did there?)

Not only coming back, but apparently it has already taken down Drew. I hope they end his timeout shortly.
 
2010-08-24 06:00:54 PM
lo quilty: Is a new PC out of the question? They are dirt cheap nowadays.

Since RAM is under $50, I'd like to go that route.
 
2010-08-24 06:14:15 PM
Gig103: In the midst of this queue-abuse, I posted a thread about buying some new RAM and it got pulled without explanation. So I will ask here:

My mom's PC needs more RAM. It has 2x512MB dual channel DDR2 memory. What's the best upgrade path?
1. An additional 2x512MB
2. 2x1GB replacing the old
3. 2x1GB adding to the old
4. 1x1GB adding to the old

I was going to do the latter, but wasn't sure its impact on the dual channel aspect. She doesn't need the blazing performance but I don't want it to get worse by adding more RAM.


More RAM is always better up to a point(which you are nowhere near. If you have the slots, I'd add 2x1GB (unless that will screw something up).
 
2010-08-24 07:05:21 PM
...and I return to the HOTW count...

huzzah!

/f u comcast
 
2010-08-25 02:57:01 AM
Love the Intel-McAfee headline.
 
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