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A confusing pile of news around the world, a quick Vegas update, and some of Fark's favorite Headlines of the Week for 2/13 - 2/19 
Posted by Drew at 2011-02-22 1:22:55 PM, edited 2011-02-22 2:07:56 PM (23 comments) | Permalink
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I wonder what people who haven't really been paying attention to the news think about all these recent events? Do they think there are muslim uprisings in Wisconsin? Earthquakes in Mordor? One TFer suggested today that Libya found Justin Bieber off the coast of Somalia bleaching his toilet. These are interesting times. I couldn't even hazard a guess as to where all this is going. Tune in next week.

Also, a quick Fark Vegas note: we hit a little rough patch with the contract signings due to lawyer shenanigans. We're working around that, though, and are optimistic it'll be resolved quickly. In the meantime, folks have asked for general info so they can plan stuff. There's an official kickoff party Friday night, we're shooting for 6-9pm but it might start a bit later, and there will be another event from 4-8pm on Saturday. We'll also be compiling a list of things folks are doing that are open-invite. For example I get in on Thursday night, maybe we'll do a crawl from one end of the strip to the other or something. I'll keep you posted.


Headlines Of The Week for Sun 2011-02-13 to Sat 2011-02-19:

www.fark.com  Laughing gas making a comeback as option for mothers in labor. LOL    img.fark.net

www.fark.com  You may soon be able to carry a concealed weapon in Wyoming without a concealed weapons permit. Just two problems though, you can't be drunk, and you're in Wyoming    img.fark.net

www.fark.com  Thai fighters crash during military exercise. Darth Vader unimpressed    img.fark.net

www.fark.com  Hipster migration is making Portland, OR too white, according to some obscure statistics you've never even heard of    img.fark.net

www.fark.com  Somali pirate sentenced to 33 years of not having to go back to Somalia    img.fark.net

www.fark.com  Friends say Congresswoman Giffords is laughing at jokes, admit some of them went over her head    img.fark.net

www.fark.com  Researchers from Hollywood Upstairs Science College are surprised when the hole they drilled into a volcano begins to fill with lava    img.fark.net

www.fark.com  Authorities did not initially say who the owner of the abused dog was for fear for his safety, and 48 year old Michael Jenkins of Utica, New York is pretty thankful about that    img.fark.net

www.fark.com  Michelle Obama's breastfeeding advocacy reveals cleavage between U.S. right, left    img.fark.net

www.fark.com  10-year-old points laser at police helicopter. Toronto cops track him down by process of illumination    img.fark.net

www.fark.com  Mannford man arrested for Facebook threats. What a deuce    img.fark.net


Sports:

www.fark.com  Ex-Colts QB arrested for stealing $1 million from elderly woman. No word on how the theft occured, but I'm guessing he Schlichter    img.fark.net

www.fark.com  Wedge ready to take over Mariners, expected to add Biggs, Porkins, Gavin, Hobbie, Zev, and Luke to staff    img.fark.net

www.fark.com  Dale Earnhardt died ten years ago today, so please lower your moustache to half staff    img.fark.net


Geek:

www.fark.com  Public lice concerns leads to scientific head scratching    img.fark.net

www.fark.com  DARPA's brain-controlled robotic arm fast-tracked, could be available in four years, self aware in five, crushing human skulls in seven    img.fark.net

www.fark.com  Only 1 in 3 Aussies currently pirate movies, meaning 2 of every 3 Aussies have lost touch with their heritage    img.fark.net


Showbiz:

www.fark.com  Letterman's guests on Thursday are Lindsay Lohan and Paris Hilton. Program to be simulcast on Court TV    img.fark.net

www.fark.com  Carrie Fisher undergoes electroshock therapy sessions every six weeks for her manic depression  

www.fark.com  Paris Hilton shows off her new iPhone app on Letterman. App causes phone to behave erratically, go down on you frequently; needs to be purged of viruses and jailbroken every few months    img.fark.net


Politics:

www.fark.com  Rick Santorum doesn't like what he finds when he Googles his name. Obvious Tag thinks it's too late to pull out now    img.fark.net

www.fark.com  Republicans vote to "defund Obama's shadow government." Next up: Warlock Prevention Act and axing Unicorn subsidies    img.fark.net

www.fark.com  Ann Coulter admits she's "insanely jealous of Sarah Palin." Ann, you could have just stopped eight syllables ago    img.fark.net


Music:

www.fark.com  Owl City's Adam Young sings Taylor Swift a love song on Valentine's Day. Swift immediately falls into a coma    img.fark.net

www.fark.com  Yoko Ono will be the featured speaker at this year's SXSW Festival. Hey, at least she's not singing    img.fark.net

www.fark.com  Former Alice In Chains bassist arrested for drug possession. This is not a repeat from every year since 1992    img.fark.net


Business:

www.fark.com  Chairman of Georgia's State Senate Banking Committee sued by an Alabama bank and the FDIC, hopes his resume is now strong enough to get hired by the Big Boys on Wall Street    img.fark.net

www.fark.com  Chevron hit with 8.6 billion dollar settlement; shares rose, however, on news this was only a small portion of the Stargate's budget    img.fark.net

www.fark.com  Best Buy buy back bites back    img.fark.net
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23 Comments   (+0 »)
   
 
2011-02-22 02:01:49 PM
Woo, Vegas!
 
2011-02-22 02:10:48 PM
My personal favorite headline from this list:

DARPA's brain-controlled robotic arm fast-tracked, could be available in four years, self aware in five, crushing human skulls in seven

Very close in second place:

Paris Hilton shows off her new iPhone app on Letterman. App causes phone to behave erratically, go down on you frequently; needs to be purged of viruses and jailbroken every few months

Also, wwooVegas
 
2011-02-22 02:18:19 PM
Good god that's a long crawl.
 
2011-02-22 02:18:35 PM
I liked the Aussie heritage one

+1
 
2011-02-22 02:22:54 PM
I didn't get the Carrier Fisher one at first, but then I saw the tag and lol'd.
 
2011-02-22 02:23:29 PM

Go Fast Turn Left: Good god that's a long crawl.


I was thinking this, yeah. It'd be hard to do sober if you had all day.
 
2011-02-22 02:28:43 PM
Is Fark Vegas still the first weekend in April? If so, it will be a fun one with the Final Four semi's going on.

/Duke Sucks!
 
2011-02-22 02:30:54 PM
Will this be anything like DrunkenFest?
 
2011-02-22 02:31:51 PM

jetzzfan: Woo, Vegas!


I hate everybody who is going now that I will be stuck in San Antonio then.

I hope that after you snort coke off your hooker's ass she turns over and shows you her penis.
 
2011-02-22 02:38:16 PM

mikaloyd: jetzzfan: Woo, Vegas!

I hate everybody who is going now that I will be stuck in San Antonio then.

I hope that after you snort coke off your hooker's ass she turns over and shows you her penis.


Nah, I'll win enough at the tables to afford an actual female hooker and high quality blow.
 
2011-02-22 02:44:06 PM
Thank you for the walk through the cleavage thread again.

Of course now I can't leave my desk.
 
2011-02-22 02:44:08 PM
www.wordle.net

Fark's word cloud from the main page as of about 1:35 pm.
 
2011-02-22 02:46:43 PM

Trivia Jockey: Go Fast Turn Left: Good god that's a long crawl.

I was thinking this, yeah. It'd be hard to do sober if you had all day.


And it'd take a long-ass time. Sober I hit up every casino on one side of the strip and it took me all day.
 
2011-02-22 03:03:39 PM
I can die happy now. I made the best headline of the week.

Of course it was no

[Main] Ancient fortress in Tel Aviv home to ancient lesbian urn. What's an ancient lesbian urn? About three drachmas an hour

but still...
 
2011-02-22 03:18:07 PM
Tyte, my first HOTW main page greenlight. Go me.
 
2011-02-22 03:21:19 PM

m1ke: Tyte, my first HOTW main page greenlight. Go me.


[fistbump]
 
2011-02-22 03:36:26 PM

EmperorSled: Fark's word cloud from the main page as of about 1:35 pm.


Hmm, "drunk" is way too small for the Fark main page.

/best use of Wordle I've seen
 
2011-02-22 04:48:07 PM
www.wordle.net

Here's for the past week
 
2011-02-22 04:51:19 PM
I think we can safely stop at the Wynn if we do a crawl. Circus Circus and Stratosphere are ghetto shiat.
 
2011-02-22 04:59:40 PM
There should be special guests to the party.

Guest of Honor: Will Weaton
Artist Guest of Honor: Paint Huffer guy
Toast Master: Katrina Looter guy
 
2011-02-22 05:32:37 PM

BalugaJoe: There should be special guests to the party.

Guest of Honor: Will Weaton
Artist Guest of Honor: Paint Huffer guy
Toast Master: Katrina Looter guy


You forgot the Bouncers--Chris Hansen and Pedobear
 
2011-02-22 05:36:42 PM

BalugaJoe: There should be special guests to the party.

Guest of Honor: Will Weaton


I believe he's already going to be there, at least, I remember reading that somewhere.
 
2011-02-22 10:58:32 PM
meh. I have a brain geek convention to go to that weekend. :(
 
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