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A white NaCl rollercoaster ride, facing D-10tion, and getting bit by a snake between holes: Fark's favorite Headlines of the Week for 10/24 - 10/30 
Posted by Drew at 2010-11-02 3:08:06 PM (71 comments) | Permalink
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From Unfreakable

No (additional) posting from Drew today, although I expect he'll be posting again later this week.

In the meantime, enjoy the headlines.

Headlines Of The Week for Sun 2010-10-24 to Sat 2010-10-30:

www.fark.com  Plane forced to land after hamster discovered in gere    img.fark.net

www.fark.com  Man drinks himself to death after winning $14 million on the lottery. Goodnight, money fan    img.fark.net

www.fark.com  Freighter hauling salt runs aground. Witnesses call the incident a white NaCl rollercoaster ride    img.fark.net

www.fark.com  The porn industry has a plan to stop online piracy by 2012. Clearly this is what the Mayans were talking about    img.fark.net

www.fark.com  Women who lack sex drive have different brains, wedding rings    img.fark.net

www.fark.com  When they left forceps in their abdomen I said nothing. Then they left a drill bit inside my skull, and spork Wednesday with them hamster off yours gradually Heineken?    img.fark.net

www.fark.com  Man who died in Notre Dame tower collapse not identified, but officials say his face rings a bell    img.fark.net

www.fark.com  Police report crazy person with gun on loose at Texas A&M, which doesn't narrow it down much    img.fark.net

www.fark.com  Schoolchildren forced to roll "sexual harassment dice" for punishments way worse than D10-tion    img.fark.net

www.fark.com  Man's foot partially severed in industrial accident, says he hops for a full recovery    img.fark.net

www.fark.com  Airline employee investigated for "Mile high club" sex with a passenger, for which the correct legal term is "being awesome"    img.fark.net


Sports:

www.fark.com  Philadelphia fans attempted to slip laxatives to Giants players during the NLCS. Should have given them to the Phillies instead, they could have used the runs    img.fark.net

www.fark.com  Golfer Melissa Reid bitten by snake between holes. Sounds like she should have tightened up her stance a little    img.fark.net

www.fark.com  Cliff Lee loses lead, game, 20 million dollars off Yankees' offer    img.fark.net


Geek:

www.fark.com  Google accounts for 6.4 percent of internet traffic. Subby surprised that internet porn has slipped to less than 94%    img.fark.net

www.fark.com  Introducing a $300 screw that isn't associated with the U.S. military or Eliot Spitzer    img.fark.net

www.fark.com  The first e-mail was sent 41 years ago today. Recipient still waiting for that money to clear out of Nigeria    img.fark.net


Showbiz:

www.fark.com  Renowned New Yorker cartoonist Leo Cullum has died. Like the work of any New Yorker cartoonist, this is no laughing matter    img.fark.net

www.fark.com  Ellen cured Portia de Rossi's fear of eating out    img.fark.net

www.fark.com  Ginny Sacrimoni sleeps with the fishes    img.fark.net


Politics:

www.fark.com  MoveOn.org activist viciously attacks Rand Paul supporter's foot with her head    img.fark.net

www.fark.com  New York Times calls Bill Clinton "an arbiter of international fine dining." Monica Lewinsky calls all her ex-boyfriends to gloat    img.fark.net

www.fark.com  "A Politician Is Like a Human Arcade." Well, yeah -- you stick money in it and get nothing in return but a brief, unrealistic show    img.fark.net


Music:

www.fark.com  At auction of Johnny Cash memorabilia you can buy one of his stage costumes in any color you want, so long as it's black    img.fark.net

www.fark.com  Wu Tang Clan announce US tour in December, plan to play their hits and offer sound financial advice    img.fark.net

www.fark.com  The Royal Mint announces that John Lennon will appear on currency. If you need change for the £5 coin, just ask Yoko Ono. She can break it    img.fark.net


Business:

www.fark.com  Why is BMW hiring 1,000 auto workers in the US? Because it can pay them half what it pays a German worker. Congratulations, America, you're Germany's India    img.fark.net

www.fark.com  Group finds holes in Cheerios ad campaign    img.fark.net

www.fark.com  Severely disappointing both dieters and Scrabble players alike, the FDA decides not to approve the once-promising diet drug Qnexa    img.fark.net
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2010-11-02 03:13:50 PM  
Drew, did they chase you off Fark? We heart you!
 
2010-11-02 03:13:56 PM  
Golfer Melissa Reid bitten by snake between holes. Sounds like she should have tightened up her stance a little

...is definitely in consideration for HOY in Sports.
 
2010-11-02 03:14:25 PM  
</b>
 
ZAZ [TotalFark]
2010-11-02 03:16:15 PM  
Qnexa is a proper name and ineligible in any serious game of Scrabble.

/spoilsport
 
2010-11-02 03:16:26 PM  
Jon Stewart to Reddit: you don't matter (new window) was my favorite headline of the week.
 
2010-11-02 03:16:50 PM  
Unfreakable: Golfer Melissa Reid bitten by snake between holes. Sounds like she should have tightened up her stance a little

...is definitely in consideration for HOY in Sports.


Excellent!
 
2010-11-02 03:17:12 PM  
ignatiusst: Jon Stewart to Reddit: you don't matter (new window) was my favorite headline of the week.

Seconded.
 
2010-11-02 03:17:19 PM  
No (additional) posting from Drew today, although I expect he'll be posting again later this week.

Did you have to taze and tranquilize him? Can't say I don't blame you - the man was completely out of control yesterday - poor sod.
 
2010-11-02 03:17:34 PM  
Fark's favorite Headlines of the Week is brought to you by Jose Cuervo™!
 
2010-11-02 03:17:46 PM  
ignatiusst: Jon Stewart to Reddit: you don't matter (new window) was my favorite headline of the week.

They need to re-title it to "You'll get over it." and then its got my vote.
 
2010-11-02 03:20:01 PM  
Impasse: Fark's favorite Headlines of the Week is brought to you by Jose Cuervo™!

Not like the headlines weren't alcohol-induced before; now they just pay money for it.
 
2010-11-02 03:21:39 PM  
Mr. Curtis is in seclusion in the West Wing.



dudespaper.com
 
2010-11-02 03:21:43 PM  
 
2010-11-02 03:22:28 PM  
Impasse: Fark's favorite Headlines of the Week is brought to you by Jose Cuervo™!

Thanks for reminding me, I need to re-finish the end table in the living room.
 
2010-11-02 03:26:01 PM  
 
2010-11-02 03:26:32 PM  
I don't get the Jon Stewart headline thing. He never said those words or implied that, and why the hell did that thread get 2000 posts? I'm so confused.
 
jbc [TotalFark]
2010-11-02 03:26:43 PM  
"No (additional) posting from Drew today, although I expect he'll be posting again later this week."

Is he in timeout?
 
2010-11-02 03:27:18 PM  
ne2d: Unfreakable: </b>

OK I was going to make a snarky post about you messing up your post and I messed mine up. I guess I deserved that.
 
2010-11-02 03:28:13 PM  
I like the Texas A&M one
 
2010-11-02 03:28:14 PM  
ignatiusst: Jon Stewart to Reddit: you don't matter (new window) was my favorite headline of the week.

Except that was from Monday.
 
2010-11-02 03:28:50 PM  
ne2d: ne2d: Unfreakable: </b>

OK I was going to make a snarky post about you messing up your post and I messed mine up. I guess I deserved that.


Yeah, it was a Classic Facepalm Moment
 
2010-11-02 03:29:05 PM  
We'll all get over it.
 
2010-11-02 03:31:46 PM  
In a related story, I gotta get on Headline of the Year. It's goddamn November already. It's easy enough to pull the HOW candidates from the different weeks, but I still have to sort through the rest of it (Parents of the Year, Dumbass of the Year, Puns/Wordplay).

Also a bunch of headlines I saved that for the new Context Headline contest this year. That one will be awesome as long as the links are still available next month.
 
2010-11-02 03:32:20 PM  
InfernalCatfish: ignatiusst: Jon Stewart to Reddit: you don't matter (new window) was my favorite headline of the week.

Except that was from Monday.


Yeah.. I noticed that after I hit "post".. I have a pretty short attention span, so I'll probably post the same again in next week's HotW blog, so it'll all even out.
 
2010-11-02 03:32:56 PM  
Namahs: I don't get the Jon Stewart headline thing. He never said those words or implied that, and why the hell did that thread get 2000 posts? I'm so confused.

2,000? Not even close.
 
2010-11-02 03:34:40 PM  
Unfreakable: In a related story, I gotta get on Headline of the Year. It's goddamn November already. It's easy enough to pull the HOW candidates from the different weeks, but I still have to sort through the rest of it (Parents of the Year, Dumbass of the Year, Puns/Wordplay).

Also a bunch of headlines I saved that for the new Context Headline contest this year. That one will be awesome as long as the links are still available next month.


good luck with that

I don't know how you can remember every headline.
 
2010-11-02 03:34:59 PM  
I love that the final comment in the "drill bit in skull" headline was a Happy Noodle Boy comic. Brought me back to a younger... angstier time.

/Thanks, Brainsick
//Wonders if that JTHM comic is still sitting on his shelf somewhere.
 
2010-11-02 03:36:19 PM  
Namahs: I don't get the Jon Stewart headline thing. He never said those words or implied that, and why the hell did that thread get 2000 posts? I'm so confused.

And to answer your question: Because Drew wrote the source article and posted in the thread repeatedly like a monkey on PCP throwing poop.
 
2010-11-02 03:37:14 PM  
Namahs: I don't get the Jon Stewart headline thing. He never said those words or implied that, and why the hell did that thread get 2000 posts? I'm so confused.

The owner of Reddit asked if the Internet was instrumental in getting the rally going. Stewart and Colbert thanked the site owner for his monetary donations and brushed the internet off as "it didn't hurt" the rally.

To me, it sounded like Stewart and Colbert think that ONLY their 11:00-12:00 slot was instrumental in organizing people and resources. No Facebook posts, no Huffington Post, no Fark, no Reddit, no 4chan, no nothing. Just the time slot they use on CC supplied turnout numbers.

The Reddit owner was fishing for a reply of something like "It was a rally for the people, by the people. The people used the Internet to help pull together resources to make this happen and give us a good turnout." instead he got "it didn't hurt" and a "WTF is this shiat" look. This was after they made fun of him being a blogger.

I mean seriously, you don't think that's a little arrogant?
 
2010-11-02 03:37:59 PM  
Unfreakable: (...)
Also a bunch of headlines I saved that for the new Context Headline contest this year. That one will be awesome as long as the links are still available next month.


"Context" headline of the year? Like taking something out of context? Wouldn't that just be word play?
 
2010-11-02 03:38:02 PM  
The Portia and Ellen one IMHO
 
2010-11-02 03:39:28 PM  
calbert: I don't know how you can remember every headline

Heh, I don't (as the frequency at which I greenlight dupes can attest), but I asked the root admins to make a tool for me that I could use to flag threads. Their original idea was just having me favorite threads, but that begins to get unwieldy after the first few hundred.
 
2010-11-02 03:43:03 PM  
He had a serious mad-on yesterday:
img513.imageshack.us
 
2010-11-02 03:44:34 PM  
Donor: Namahs: I don't get the Jon Stewart headline thing. He never said those words or implied that, and why the hell did that thread get 2000 posts? I'm so confused.

The owner of Reddit asked if the Internet was instrumental in getting the rally going. Stewart and Colbert thanked the site owner for his monetary donations and brushed the internet off as "it didn't hurt" the rally.

To me, it sounded like Stewart and Colbert think that ONLY their 11:00-12:00 slot was instrumental in organizing people and resources. No Facebook posts, no Huffington Post, no Fark, no Reddit, no 4chan, no nothing. Just the time slot they use on CC supplied turnout numbers.

The Reddit owner was fishing for a reply of something like "It was a rally for the people, by the people. The people used the Internet to help pull together resources to make this happen and give us a good turnout." instead he got "it didn't hurt" and a "WTF is this shiat" look. This was after they made fun of him being a blogger.

I mean seriously, you don't think that's a little arrogant?


Uhm, ignoring the Derp here, the person actually asked how the internet affected the decision to hold the rally. Which as they said it provided affirmation that the rally should be held after they'd already decided to do it. Donor here and Drew went overboard and completely misread the question and we got 3000 posts of people telling them to stop being stupid.
 
2010-11-02 03:45:11 PM  
Some Beer Snob: "Context" headline of the year? Like taking something out of context? Wouldn't that just be word play?

No, it's when the headline--standing on its own--isn't particularly funny, but when you click on the link, it's hilarious. And we actually get a lot of those that deserve recognition.
 
2010-11-02 03:45:18 PM  
Unfreakable: I asked the root admins to make a tool for me

That's some wicked euphemism, right there.
 
2010-11-02 03:47:05 PM  
ignatiusst: Jon Stewart to Reddit: you don't matter (new window) was my favorite headline of the week.

This. It's not often you see Drew plant his foot that firmly in his mouth.
 
2010-11-02 03:49:16 PM  
Donor: Namahs: I don't get the Jon Stewart headline thing. He never said those words or implied that, and why the hell did that thread get 2000 posts? I'm so confused.

The owner of Reddit asked if the Internet was instrumental in getting the rally going. Stewart and Colbert thanked the site owner for his monetary donations and brushed the internet off as "it didn't hurt" the rally.

To me, it sounded like Stewart and Colbert think that ONLY their 11:00-12:00 slot was instrumental in organizing people and resources. No Facebook posts, no Huffington Post, no Fark, no Reddit, no 4chan, no nothing. Just the time slot they use on CC supplied turnout numbers.

The Reddit owner was fishing for a reply of something like "It was a rally for the people, by the people. The people used the Internet to help pull together resources to make this happen and give us a good turnout." instead he got "it didn't hurt" and a "WTF is this shiat" look. This was after they made fun of him being a blogger.

I mean seriously, you don't think that's a little arrogant?


wtf are you going on about? From Comedy Central's response to Drew's rant:

If only there were somebody from Reddit to explain exactly how red hot their anger is over this slight. Like, maybe Reddit admin Mike "Raldi" Schiraldi...

I appreciate Drew Curtis' looking out for us, but honestly, we had a great time and don't really care about who gets the credit.

At "best", we convinced Comedy Central to pull the trigger on something they were kicking around indecisively and might have otherwise not done.

At "worst", they were totally committed to doing it anyway and we "just" pulled off an incredible donation movement for a really good cause, beefed up attendance numbers, and got to meet hundreds of redditors in person.

I think I speak for all the staff when I say that we love Jon and Stephen, regret nothing, and don't feel anyone owes us an apology.

Edit: That said, Fark is cool and we like Drew. : )


Drew seemed arrogant yesterday, Redditt seemed sane.
 
2010-11-02 03:51:19 PM  
Drew didn't have one of his best days yesterday. Perhaps he's human after all.

The people trolling, quitting, and whining like pussies were 243 times worse.
 
2010-11-02 03:51:30 PM  
Polonius_In_Drag: Namahs: I don't get the Jon Stewart headline thing. He never said those words or implied that, and why the hell did that thread get 2000 posts? I'm so confused.

And to answer your question: Because Drew wrote the source article and posted in the thread repeatedly like a monkey on PCP throwing poop.


That didn't hurt.
 
2010-11-02 03:51:41 PM  
Donor: Namahs: I don't get the Jon Stewart headline thing. He never said those words or implied that, and why the hell did that thread get 2000 posts? I'm so confused.

The owner of Reddit asked if the Internet was instrumental in getting the rally going. Stewart and Colbert thanked the site owner for his monetary donations and brushed the internet off as "it didn't hurt" the rally.

To me, it sounded like Stewart and Colbert think that ONLY their 11:00-12:00 slot was instrumental in organizing people and resources. No Facebook posts, no Huffington Post, no Fark, no Reddit, no 4chan, no nothing. Just the time slot they use on CC supplied turnout numbers.

The Reddit owner was fishing for a reply of something like "It was a rally for the people, by the people. The people used the Internet to help pull together resources to make this happen and give us a good turnout." instead he got "it didn't hurt" and a "WTF is this shiat" look. This was after they made fun of him being a blogger.

I mean seriously, you don't think that's a little arrogant?


Congratulations - you are now in a select club; those people who completely misinterpreted S&C's statements, and are continuing to misrepresent them, despite ample clarification as to how Jon and Stephen were both genuinely thankful when taken in context.
 
2010-11-02 03:52:34 PM  
RollingThunder: ignatiusst: Jon Stewart to Reddit: you don't matter (new window) was my favorite headline of the week.

This. It's not often you see Drew plant his foot that firmly in his mouth.


I have visions of Drew's impotent little index fingers-of-rage hunting-and-pecking their way through that blog post.
 
2010-11-02 03:54:52 PM  
Wellon Dowd: I have visions of Drew's impotent little index fingers-of-rage hunting-and-pecking their way through that blog post.

Don't forget the mild frothing at the mouth; not because he's rabid or ranting, but because he's taking these rapid, angry swigs of beer that then result in overfoam spilling out. ;)
 
2010-11-02 03:55:56 PM  
RollingThunder: Don't forget the mild frothing at the mouth; not because he's rabid or ranting, but because he's taking these rapid, angry swigs of beer that then result in overfoam spilling out. ;)

Our boy was in rare form.
 
2010-11-02 03:58:24 PM  
Will YOU PEOPLE just GET OVER IT already!!!!

GOSH!!!
 
2010-11-02 04:02:02 PM  
images.cheezburger.com
 
2010-11-02 04:03:01 PM  
ignatiusst: Jon Stewart to Reddit: you don't matter (new window) was my favorite headline of the week.

wrong week
 
2010-11-02 04:03:22 PM  
http://www.indecisionforever.com/2010/11/02/reddit-is-not-mad-at-jon-stewart-and -stephen-colbert-reddit-says/
 
2010-11-02 04:07:47 PM  
ignatiusst: Jon Stewart to Reddit: you don't matter (new window) was my favorite headline of the week.

This!
 
2010-11-02 04:08:39 PM  
RollingThunder: Donor: Namahs:

Congratulations - you are now in a select club; those people who completely misinterpreted S&C's statements, and are continuing to misrepresent them, despite ample clarification as to how Jon and Stephen were both genuinely thankful when taken in context.


I dunno man, I've watched that video a couple times and I still feel a back-handed compliment from them. Maybe my definition of the Internet is different.
 
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