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2010-09-01 02:49:46 PM
thesubliminalman: What's a 9 letter word for douchebag?

glennbeck?
 
2010-09-01 02:49:46 PM
1. Become an extremist in any way, be it political, religious, etc.
2. Become so extreme that you are cartoonishly laughable, so that nobody can even argue with your or debate you in a reasonable way
3. GET ON TV
4. PROFIT
 
2010-09-01 02:50:59 PM
ZaphodB: You weren't there but you know the crowd size.

Apparently you now see LESS from high-resolution aerial shots encompassing the entire crowd than you do from standing looking at some guy's back.

Nice to know.

No, seriously, what's the logic behind "YOU WEREN'T THERE!"?

Did anybody who was there go and count each head like in kindergarten? Or is looking around, seeing a lot of people, and going "wow that's like half a million" farking accurate?

Explain the methodology please.
 
2010-09-01 02:53:15 PM
H31N0US: Magorn: Have any opinion you like but don't lie about easily verifiable facts

I have a friend who honestly believes that all media outlets besides FOX are patently biased. It is like debating with a fundamentalist. There is no winning.

CBS commissioned a crowd count. GB did not. It is not in he interest to have an accurate crowd count. He wants to inflate the number, and he knows there are people like my friend who will disbelieve anything that does not come from FOX.

It is a frightening piece of propaganda that Murdoch has put together. He's done it for the money, but now that it's in place, it looks like it's taking on a life of its own and it is being used for sinister purposes by people with bigger plans than just getting rich.


About 6 years ago during my brief stint as painfully earnest angry blogger, I wrote this in in response to some right-wing think tank rleasing their "top ten media distortions of 2004" list:


Its one thing to filter news through your own partisan lense, giving more weight to things told to you by people that agree with your politics. It's a natural human impulse. However, this impulse is being manipulated by consevative media and political leaders into a much more powerful weapon. Instead of just trusting them, conservative leaders want their followers to accept that reality is no more or less than exactly what they say it is.

They no longer want them to have to filter at all. They simply want them to ignore inconvenient facts altogether. By politicizing news, they are undermining the very notion of truth, facts, and the existance of a common basis for rational political arguments.

Once upon a time, we could argue about what the news meant ( eg Ollie North-felon or hero?) but we were constrained by the basic facts of the issue ( ie arms were sold to Iran to finance the Contras and it was illegal at the time). Not anymore. Now, we have a framework where the facts themselves are as slippery and as dependant on viewpoint as opinions were a decade ago. Facts (especially as reported by the media) are mere means of achieving a political agenda and therefore ignorable by anyone opposed to that agenda


And to think this was BEFORE Beck, Palin, Brietbart, et al
 
2010-09-01 02:53:38 PM
ZaphodB: You weren't there but you know the crowd size. You didn't hear any of the speeches but you know what was said ..and meant.

Being in the middle of a crowd doesn't really help you count the number of people in it and the speeches were on cspan and are widely available elsewhere.

But I'm not telepathic so I'll give you "meant."
 
2010-09-01 02:54:15 PM
sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net
 
2010-09-01 02:54:28 PM
ZaphodB: You didn't hear any of the speeches but you know what was said

If only there were some sort of way to record a public appearance for later listening, viewing, or reading. Alack! us poor lieberals will never get to hear the wisdom of Glenn Beck because WE WEREN'T THERE.
 
2010-09-01 02:54:37 PM
Dr. Mojo PhD: Uchiha_Cycliste: Jackson Herring: skullkrusher: Phil Herup, squaw?

No, he was the only one crying about it though.

here is a dramatic reenactment:
i451.photobucket.com

I wish to hear the story since I took the missus to Scott Pilgrim yesterday and apparently missed the shenanigans.


Upon this day a thread appeared,
a palin thread, zomg libs fear.
the usual herp was derped in a pile
the whargarbl hurt it needed less bile.
I posted a taco, or maybe a few
I rallied the troops, palin pew-pew-pew-pew
Tacos were here and tacos were there
we even put tacos in Python God's hair
Then a dentest came by
he whined, and he cried
he called to the mods
and when they arrived...
They brought the hammer.

i451.photobucket.com

The tacos were gone! the pubs gave a cheer
we tried to post more, but we failed and feared
the mod was around, he even said hi!
We asked him whats up, and he let farq fly.
But we cried wait wait! what about this
and he said, 'that's ok' he's just being a kid
we said this is shiat
he said go eat it
So today we will tailor tacos to fit
 
2010-09-01 02:54:40 PM
Jackson Herring: Read the first half of this thread, then the second half of this thread.

Thank you and...

Jackson Herring: How was that movie by the way?

It was a love letter to the 20-35 generation, target mostly at the 25-30 folks, saturated with youthful references but in a modern setting, without the usual saccharine flashback style nostalgic movies usually take.

If you can whistle the Legend of Zelda theme, you'll love it. If you can whistle the Brady Bunch theme, you'll hate it.
 
2010-09-01 02:54:47 PM
ever been in a large crowd? A concert maybe? Pretty easy to estimate crowd size after you've been in a few. If that high res image looks like 87k to you maybe you need a better display or glasses.
 
2010-09-01 02:55:30 PM
Jackson Herring: Moderator yesterday accused people posting tacos of "TROLLING", while actually admitting that it's ok for certain no-content white noise trolls to post the same sentence in every thread.

After reading this I had to go look for the thread. And it was interesting indeed. Perhaps not as interesting as the original, non-bahleeted Taco Thread would have been, but interesting nonetheless.
 
2010-09-01 02:55:32 PM
and the mods can go beat it.
 
2010-09-01 02:56:20 PM
skullkrusher: someone mentioned grues somewhere. Now I wanna play Zork

Please do.
 
2010-09-01 02:57:06 PM
Diogenes: Nabb1: The only way I'm interested in Beck v. Olbermann is if they fight it out in Thunderdome. But then, one of them gets to leave. And the whole thing would be a sissy slap fight that would make your average NBA "fight" look like a UFC match.

I don't know. Beck can probably summon tard strength and I'll bet Olbermann fights dirty.


I laughed so hard. Nicely done.
 
2010-09-01 02:58:43 PM
ZaphodB: ever been in a large crowd? A concert maybe? Pretty easy to estimate crowd size after you've been in a few. If that high res image looks like 87k to you maybe you need a better display or glasses.

Uh huh. Must be why the guy who professionally estimates crowds says different, right? Cause you went to a couple of concerts.
 
2010-09-01 03:00:14 PM
Dr. Mojo PhD: If you can whistle the Legend of Zelda theme, you'll love it. If you can whistle the Brady Bunch theme, you'll hate it.

yay both!
 
2010-09-01 03:00:26 PM
Dr. Mojo PhD: ZaphodB: ever been in a large crowd? A concert maybe? Pretty easy to estimate crowd size after you've been in a few. If that high res image looks like 87k to you maybe you need a better display or glasses.

Uh huh. Must be why the guy who professionally estimates crowds says different, right? Cause you went to a couple of concerts.


I've seen 72k pile out of Memorial Stadium and file through the streets nad campus. It's an amazing site.
 
2010-09-01 03:00:27 PM
ZaphodB: ever been in a large crowd? A concert maybe? Pretty easy to estimate crowd size after you've been in a few. If that high res image looks like 87k to you maybe you need a better display or glasses.

What are you trying to do here? Are you asserting that your gut feeling, from glancing at the low-res picture, or standing in the crowd, are more accurate than several people with professional crowd estimating experience and access to the high-res originals?
 
2010-09-01 03:01:00 PM
The Wizard of Frobozz: skullkrusher: someone mentioned grues somewhere. Now I wanna play Zork

Please do.


ooooh my boss hates you...
though I don't know that Zork is any worse than Fark...
feels like Friday though.

/thanks
 
2010-09-01 03:01:37 PM
stonicus: Well, any "Real or Not Real" story isn't news. No more or less than "Did UFOs build the pyramids?" could be considered news. News is fact, not opinion or conjecture. If they would just change their name to "FOX Conjecture" I'd have no problem.

Agreed.
 
2010-09-01 03:03:05 PM
skullkrusher: ooooh my boss hates you...
though I don't know that Zork is any worse than Fark...
feels like Friday though.

/thanks


You're quite welcome! Personally, I prefer Zork II. As you may have guessed.
 
2010-09-01 03:04:21 PM
skullkrusher: Dr. Mojo PhD: If you can whistle the Legend of Zelda theme, you'll love it. If you can whistle the Brady Bunch theme, you'll hate it.

yay both!


WELL THEN YOU WILL BE LUKEWARM TOWARDS IT.

Uchiha_Cycliste: I've seen 72k pile out of Memorial Stadium and file through the streets nad campus. It's an amazing site.

That's the thing I don't get. It's like if it's not 500,000 people it's shameful. 87k +/- a couple thousand is nothing to sneeze at. I don't get this farking hopping and vibrating.

On a side note, I notice that nobody mentions Michelle Bachmann's estimate of over one million people. Maybe because it's an embarrassment to point out to the "YOU WEREN'T THERE" crowd that somebody that was there just doubled their number, so at least ONE of them can't count because they can't both be right. Huh, maybe the "I WAS THERE!" argument doesn't have much sway.
 
2010-09-01 03:04:31 PM
The Wizard of Frobozz: stonicus: Well, any "Real or Not Real" story isn't news. No more or less than "Did UFOs build the pyramids?" could be considered news. News is fact, not opinion or conjecture. If they would just change their name to "FOX Conjecture" I'd have no problem.

Agreed.


NO!! You can't agree with me!!! And I had an awesome insult about your mom all ready to go... =)
 
2010-09-01 03:05:23 PM
Uchiha_Cycliste: here is a dramatic reenactment:

For our favorite InternetDentist:

www.mindhuestudio.com
 
2010-09-01 03:05:58 PM
ZaphodB: ever been in a large crowd?

Everyone who has been to a few concerts is an expert crowd-size-estimator? Do you realize how pathetic you sound?
 
2010-09-01 03:06:26 PM
One has faith in God, the other has faith in Govt. Both are f*cking idiots.
 
2010-09-01 03:06:54 PM
Uchiha_Cycliste: I've seen 72k pile out of Memorial Stadium and file through the streets nad campus. It's an amazing site.

shiat I saw 80k+ pile out of Grant Park after Lady Gaga a few weeks ago. And that crowd looked a whole lot bigger from where I was standing than the aerial photos of the Beck rally.
 
2010-09-01 03:07:00 PM
Olbermann is annoying, but in a couple of decades no one will know who he was. Beck, on the other hand, is a political mutant-freak who will be remembered as a malevolent monster posing as a populist, like Joseph McCarthy or Charles Coughlin, unless he flames out too soon to leave a lasting footprint.
 
2010-09-01 03:10:05 PM
stonicus: NO!! You can't agree with me!!! And I had an awesome insult about your mom all ready to go... =)

Oh yes I can agree with you!!! I'll agree with you 'til the cows come home and there's not a good goddamn thing you or your fat mom can do about it. Stick that in your pipe and smoke it, ya libtard!

/amidoinitrite?
 
2010-09-01 03:11:49 PM
Lando Lincoln: Winterstar: Since Christianity isn't a subset of Judaism.

The Mormons add on an entirely new book of scriptures.

Yeah, so?

Last time I checked, there's no international group responsible for saying which religions are truly Christian and which ones are not, so if the Mormons say that they are Christians then we have to take them at their word.


Judaism + Extra Scriptures = Christianity or Islam.
Christianity + Extra Scriptures = Mormonism.

If you add to the mythology, you're starting a new religion.
 
2010-09-01 03:17:57 PM
Jackson Herring: Uchiha_Cycliste: I've seen 72k pile out of Memorial Stadium and file through the streets nad campus. It's an amazing site.

shiat I saw 80k+ pile out of Grant Park after Lady Gaga a few weeks ago. And that crowd looked a whole lot bigger from where I was standing than the aerial photos of the Beck rally.


It's a different effect when an event vacates I'll bet. Essentially the events traffic is funneled into few places. The mall, may be able to mask this effect simply with it's available surface-area.
 
2010-09-01 03:18:02 PM
I would just like to point out that the aerial photos aren't reliable proof to the nekkid eye. I believe the people at Beckapalooza may, on average, possibly take up a little more area than those folk in photos from days of yore.
 
2010-09-01 03:20:27 PM
i640.photobucket.com

Yea I'd give them a football stadiums worth of people. Any more than that is ridiculous.
 
2010-09-01 03:21:30 PM
Winterstar: Lando Lincoln: Winterstar: Since Christianity isn't a subset of Judaism.

The Mormons add on an entirely new book of scriptures.

Yeah, so?

Last time I checked, there's no international group responsible for saying which religions are truly Christian and which ones are not, so if the Mormons say that they are Christians then we have to take them at their word.

Judaism + Extra Scriptures = Christianity or Islam.
Christianity + Extra Scriptures = Mormonism.

If you add to the mythology, you're starting a new religion.


Or, another formula:

cult + $$$$$ = established religion
 
2010-09-01 03:21:48 PM
i78.photobucket.com
 
2010-09-01 03:23:04 PM
Uchiha_Cycliste: It's a different effect when an event vacates I'll bet. Essentially the events traffic is funneled into few places. The mall, may be able to mask this effect simply with it's available surface-area.

I mean when from where I was standing during the show, up on a hill where I could see almost the entire crowd.
 
2010-09-01 03:29:58 PM
Falcon Hunter: elchip: I want to tell you a story. I'm going to ask you all to close your eyes while I tell you the story. I want you to listen to me. I want you to listen to yourselves. Go ahead. Close your eyes, please. This is a story about a little girl walking home from the grocery store one sunny afternoon. I want you to picture this little girl. Suddenly a truck races up. Glenn Beck jumps out and grabs her. He drags her into a nearby field and he ties her up and he rips her clothes from her body. Now he climbs on, raping her, shattering everything innocent and pure with a vicious thrust in a fog of drunken breath and sweat. And when he's done, after he's killed her tiny womb, murdered any chance for her to have children, to have life beyond her own, he decides to use her for target practice. He starts throwing full beer cans at her. He throws them so hard that it tears the flesh all the way to her bones. Then he urinates on her. Now comes the hanging. He has a rope. He ties a noose. Imagine the noose going tight around her neck and with a sudden blinding jerk she's pulled into the air and her feet and legs go kicking. They don't find the ground. The hanging branch isn't strong enough. It snaps and she falls back to the earth. So he picks her up, throws her in the back of the truck and drives out to Foggy Creek Bridge. Pitches her over the edge. And she drops some thirty feet down to the creek bottom below. Can you see her? Her raped, beaten, broken body soaked in his urine, soaked in his semen, soaked in her blood, left to die. Can you see her? I want you to picture that little girl.

Best fan-fiction I've read all week.
I suppose you wrote that while picturing yourself as the girl?

That's naaaaaasty.


iamadick.squarespace.com
 
2010-09-01 03:32:10 PM
Godscrack: Glenn Beck was a DJ on some crappy morning zoo radio show in Phoenix in the mid 80's. He bounced around radio shows across the country as a wannabe shock jock attention whore for years.

A perfect candidate for another God oil salesman.


In 1990 he may have had some financial difficulty because he worked as an extra on Cheers.

i.imgur.com
 
2010-09-01 03:33:33 PM
Jackson Herring: Uchiha_Cycliste: It's a different effect when an event vacates I'll bet. Essentially the events traffic is funneled into few places. The mall, may be able to mask this effect simply with it's available surface-area.

I mean when from where I was standing during the show, up on a hill where I could see almost the entire crowd.


Hmmm. I know what you mean (plug for Tightwad Hill goes here). Perhaps you couldn't see the infirm in their rascals.

\Go bears!
 
2010-09-01 03:35:17 PM
rufus-t-firefly: It's Christianity, but without the virgin birth (God actually impregnates Mary the old-fashioned way). The Holy Spirit isn't involved whatsoever in Jesus' conception.
While this has been theorized within the Mormon church, they do claim that it was a miraculous birth. Mormons believe that all miracles are performed according to natural laws, and some speculation occurred early in church history as to how this "miracle" was performed. Brigham and Joseph and most of the early Mormon prophets said some pretty whacked out shiat.
That's the nest trick of using a prophet. He doesn't have to be perfect, so he can say whatever he wants. If it comes true, it was "of God." If it doesn't, that prophet was not at that time acting in his role, but was instead theorizing. This allows for quite a bit of rewriting history.

Oh, and Jesus and Satan are brothers.
Kind of, but only in the sense that all human beings are brothers and sisters. Mormons believe that we are all composed of both a physical body and a spiritual body, and that our spiritual bodies were created by God and his wives (that part only theory, as Mormons believe that we can become Gods, and we do so with our wives. Throw the accepted practice of eternal polygamy in there, and God's got wives.). Therefore, we are all spiritual sons and daughters of God, and thusly, Jesus and Satan are spiritual brothers. However, Satan never received a body, so he has no physical brothers. You too, Rufus, according to Mormon doctrine, are Satan's brother.

And the Godhead is three separate entities - they don't make one whole God.
That one is certainly true. Mormons put a lot of thought it Luke 22:42 - Father, if thou be willing, remove this cup from me: nevertheless not my will, but thine, be done. They argue how could Jesus and God be the same being and have different wills. They further argue that they are not one in physical form, but rather one in purpose. They also believe that the ecumenical council that formed the Nicene Creed bastardized a lot of the "original gospel."

I used to be a Mormon convert and went on the mission and everything, but I never developed the necessary cognitive dissonance. I studied my ass off trying to understand the Mormon gospel logically, so I have a fairly firm grasp, but my mind never quite caught on to the spiritual aspect of it. Not for a lack of trying. When I finally rejected it, I wanted to be able to say I made a true attempt to develop a relationship with that God fellow. He never called me back.
That being said, research is fantastic, but there is a load of misinformation in the Googlesphere, mostly perpetuated by the Evangelicals you mentioned. I preferred studying the primary resources: journals and talks by the leaders.
 
2010-09-01 03:41:22 PM
Keith Olbermann lacks the street cred to speak about religion in any manner.

Olberman just needs to go back to doing what he does best -- being irrelevant.
 
2010-09-01 03:41:58 PM
theorellior: Uchiha_Cycliste: here is a dramatic reenactment:

For our favorite InternetDentist:


All right, that was awesome.

/4 out of 5 Farkers recommend it. The fifth's an alt anyway.
 
2010-09-01 03:43:04 PM
Magic sunglasses. Magic farkin sunglasses.
 
2010-09-01 03:43:16 PM
Charles Martel:Olberman just needs to go back to doing what he does best -- being irrelevant.

Are you admitting that KO is relevant?
 
2010-09-01 03:54:15 PM
madmann: /4 out of 5 Farkers recommend it. The fifth's an alt anyway.

I'd say 20% alts would not be too far off the mark, at least in the Politics tab.
 
2010-09-01 03:56:46 PM
elchip: I want to tell you a story. I'm going to ask you all to close your eyes while I tell you the story. I want you to listen to me. I want you to listen to yourselves. Go ahead. Close your eyes, please. This is a story about a little girl walking home from the grocery store one sunny afternoon. I want you to picture this little girl. Suddenly a truck races up. Glenn Beck jumps out and grabs her. He drags her into a nearby field and he ties her up and he rips her clothes from her body. Now he climbs on, raping her, shattering everything innocent and pure with a vicious thrust in a fog of drunken breath and sweat. And when he's done, after he's killed her tiny womb, murdered any chance for her to have children, to have life beyond her own, he decides to use her for target practice. He starts throwing full beer cans at her. He throws them so hard that it tears the flesh all the way to her bones. Then he urinates on her. Now comes the hanging. He has a rope. He ties a noose. Imagine the noose going tight around her neck and with a sudden blinding jerk she's pulled into the air and her feet and legs go kicking. They don't find the ground. The hanging branch isn't strong enough. It snaps and she falls back to the earth. So he picks her up, throws her in the back of the truck and drives out to Foggy Creek Bridge. Pitches her over the edge. And she drops some thirty feet down to the creek bottom below. Can you see her? Her raped, beaten, broken body soaked in his urine, soaked in his semen, soaked in her blood, left to die. Can you see her? I want you to picture that little girl.

Well, no talking snake, no walking on the water, that story is more believable than the Bible.
 
2010-09-01 03:59:17 PM
wodka: Well, no talking snake, no walking on the water, that story is more believable than the Bible.

both were written by a god (supposedly.)
 
2010-09-01 03:59:36 PM
The Wizard of Frobozz: skullkrusher: ooooh my boss hates you...
though I don't know that Zork is any worse than Fark...
feels like Friday though.

/thanks

You're quite welcome! Personally, I prefer Zork II. As you may have guessed.


Personally I prefer the game where you rescue Skullcrusher from his imprisonment in Cordona Textile House.

upload.wikimedia.org

/Hot like the breath of Tyranthraxus
 
2010-09-01 04:02:04 PM
Farkin'round: Glenn Beck is the real-life answer to Lonesome Rhodes:



/not too obscure!?


That's money.
 
2010-09-01 04:08:12 PM
A friend of mine who would never vote for Obama yet thinks Beck and the Tea Party people are by and large assholes, described Beck thusly: he's a charlatan who gets the simpletons all riled up.

/That pretty much describes what I think of Mr. Blackboard as well.
 
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