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Vegas update and some of Fark's favorite Headlines of the Week for 2/20 - 2/26 
Posted by Drew at 2011-03-01 1:28:57 PM, edited 2011-03-01 1:35:08 PM (29 comments) | Permalink

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From Unfreakable:

We're still working on a lot of events associated with the meetup. Besides the big Friday night party and the speakers on Saturday, we're setting up a poker tournament (yes, Texas Hold 'Em and yes, Drew will definitely be in that one), probably on Friday. We're also working on several other similar group events; our objective is that you'll have lots of options to choose from and can pick what you want to do in any given day. Lots of ideas coming our way and we're sorting through the best ones now.

If you haven't booked your room yet, now is the time to jump on it. Call them today and grab your spot and you'll get the discounted rate.

One note, and it's important: if you already scheduled your room at Treasure Island, please check and verify that they associated it with the Fark block of rooms with the code FARKCOM. They're not showing as many as we're showing on our side as booked, and we don't want anybody who has booked to lose their spot because of a mix-up. For some of you who booked online, we heard that there were a few issues getting the code to work and we want to make sure that there aren't any hitches now.

Anyway, if you have event ideas, send them to me (Tony) or Melissa at our Fark emails (our name @fark.com).

Headlines Of The Week for Sun 2011-02-20 to Sat 2011-02-26:

[image from fark.com too old to be available]  British Gay Muslims are seeking rights to marry. And honestly, they were born gay, Muslim, and British, let's give them a break for once    [image from img.fark.net too old to be available]

[image from fark.com too old to be available]  Gaddafi says the people of Libya are "fighting a rock", which I guess means we need a crapload of paper    [image from img.fark.net too old to be available]

[image from fark.com too old to be available]  "Officers believe the bone may be connected to the missing persons." Well, not anymore, but still    [image from img.fark.net too old to be available]

[image from fark.com too old to be available]  Woman gives birth going up in an elevator. This would never have happened if she had gone down    [image from img.fark.net too old to be available]

[image from fark.com too old to be available]  FARK's favorite Warrior, Patrick Tribbett, is back in the news with another story that will make you want to kry(lon)    [image from img.fark.net too old to be available]

[image from fark.com too old to be available]  California plans to install a bubble machine, strobe lights, and "underwater acoustics" to keep salmon away from a wrong turn to the ocean. In unrelated news, California salmon now tastes like glowsticks    [image from img.fark.net too old to be available]

[image from fark.com too old to be available]  Fewer people sought unemployment aid last week, perhaps because of the amount of work involved    [image from img.fark.net too old to be available]

[image from fark.com too old to be available]  Disney worker arrested after filling guest's day with fun, adventure, penis    [image from img.fark.net too old to be available]

[image from fark.com too old to be available]  I repair elevators so I can buy meth, so I can repair elevators faster and buy even more meth, so I can repair EVEN MORE ELEVATORS SO I CAN BUY EVEN MORE FASTER METH    [image from img.fark.net too old to be available]

[image from fark.com too old to be available]  Man steals Model A Ford. Tries to cheese it but G men get the drop on him; cracks wise with coppers before singing like a canary and now he's in the hoosegow, looking at going in for all day    [image from img.fark.net too old to be available]

[image from fark.com too old to be available]  Canadian author visits his 2,500th pub. Says he has yet to reach the pint of no return    [image from img.fark.net too old to be available]


Sports:

[image from fark.com too old to be available]  Gary Bettman supports the construction of a new hockey arena in Edmonton. Which is strange, since Edmonton isn't in the Southern US    [image from img.fark.net too old to be available]

[image from fark.com too old to be available]  Three arrested as cricket betting racket busted. In other news, there are apparently enough people who understand the game to actually make wagers on it    [image from img.fark.net too old to be available]

[image from fark.com too old to be available]  KC Chiefs team delayed over white substance unknown to players. No, it was not the goal line    [image from img.fark.net too old to be available]


Geek:

[image from fark.com too old to be available]  Watson goes on-line Aug. 4, 2011. Humans are removed from radiology and law. Watson begins to learn at a geometric rate. It becomes self-aware at 2:14 a.m. EST, Aug. 29. In a panic, they try to pull the plug    [image from img.fark.net too old to be available]

[image from fark.com too old to be available]  Scientists theorize newly-discovered 'Thunder Thighs' dinosaur delivered fierce kicks, avoided swimsuits    [image from img.fark.net too old to be available]

[image from fark.com too old to be available]  R2 going to the ISS to fix power couplings, hyperdrive, and annoy 3PO    [image from img.fark.net too old to be available]

[image from fark.com too old to be available]  Lo ks l ke the Veriz n iPho e 4 has somethin in co mon wit the AT& iPho e 4    [image from img.fark.net too old to be available]

[image from fark.com too old to be available]  Hacker writes easy-to-use Mac trojan. 5% OF EVERYBODY PANIC    [image from img.fark.net too old to be available]


Showbiz:

[image from fark.com too old to be available]  Bell Biv Devoe to jam with Jimmy Fallon. This is the most exciting news from 1998 yet    [image from img.fark.net too old to be available]

[image from fark.com too old to be available]  Katy Lexus Perry Geico defends Snickers product Neutrogena placement Tylenol in Coca-Cola music Dunkin' Donuts videos    [image from img.fark.net too old to be available]

[image from fark.com too old to be available]  Farrelly brothers say they plan to start 'Stooges' soon, but admit nothing is soiten yet    [image from img.fark.net too old to be available]


Politics:

[image from fark.com too old to be available]  Emanuel elected new mayor of Chicago with 107% of the vote    [image from img.fark.net too old to be available]

[image from fark.com too old to be available]  Democrats surrender preemptively on major policy decision. This is not a repeat from always    [image from img.fark.net too old to be available]

[image from fark.com too old to be available]  Crazy people don't think Glenn Beck is crazy. See comments    [image from img.fark.net too old to be available]


Music:

[image from fark.com too old to be available]  Daft Punk partners with Coke. Amy Winehouse inconsolable    [image from img.fark.net too old to be available]

[image from fark.com too old to be available]  MTV launches O Music Awards without saying what the "O" stands for. That's okay, no one knows what the "M" stands for either    [image from img.fark.net too old to be available]

[image from fark.com too old to be available]  Yo, Kanye. I'm really happy for you, and I'mma let you finish, but your music video is one of the most seizure-inducing of all time. OF ALL TIME    [image from img.fark.net too old to be available]


Business:

[image from fark.com too old to be available]  Alibaba executives resign amid controversy that their board of directors is nothing more than a band of 40 thieves    [image from img.fark.net too old to be available]

[image from fark.com too old to be available]  Apple beats off British question on who comes after Steve, won't hand Jobs' role to just any jack off the street but assure investors no one will juggle the baton. Whoever winds up handling the firm, it'll most likely be a Yank    [image from img.fark.net too old to be available]

[image from fark.com too old to be available]  FRITO-LAY UNVEILS QUIETER SUN CHIPS BAG    [image from img.fark.net too old to be available]
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29 Comments   (+0 »)
   
 
2011-03-01 01:38:21 PM  
VEGAS!
 
2011-03-01 01:40:56 PM  
My idea for an event:

200 Meter Speed-Boning.
 
2011-03-01 01:41:09 PM  
poker

But I barely know her!
 
2011-03-01 01:42:10 PM  
ARE ANY OF YOU JACKASSES nice folk THINKING OF GOING BUT HAVEN'T FOUND A ROOMIE YET? I'm in for either 3 or 4 nites [March 31 - April 3 or April 1 - 3]... I have to leave on the 4th and can't go any earlier.

SO WHAT'S THE DEAL, HOSERS?
 
2011-03-01 01:42:42 PM  

Shostie: My idea for an event:

200 Meter Speed-Boning.


That's quite some range you got, cowboy.

I'm only good for 0.18 meter speed-boning.
 
2011-03-01 01:42:47 PM  
Can't wait--we're getting a lot of good ideas via email.
 
2011-03-01 01:45:40 PM  
Is my idea for the Eyes Wide Shut party still happening?
 
2011-03-01 01:48:17 PM  
Yay! I has a headline of the week!
 
2011-03-01 01:48:50 PM  

JerseyTim: Is my idea for the Eyes Wide Shut party still happening?


Dear Lord.

/fidelio
 
2011-03-01 01:49:33 PM  
I ended up booking my room over the phone because I couldn't get the code to work online...the guy I talked to was EXTREMELY helpful and I think he was actually able to give me a better deal for the non-qualifying days that I would have otherwise, but I'm also arriving a day early and not leaving until the monday (it costs the same to stay 3 days as it does for 5 with the plane ticket cost difference)


That's the best way to go IMO.

Can't wait, I've never been to vegas and hanging out with you all will be frightening and fun at the same time.
 
2011-03-01 01:52:39 PM  
I heard every room has been furnished with a slatted chair just for the occasion.
 
2011-03-01 02:01:04 PM  

JerseyTim: Is my idea for the Eyes Wide Shut party still happening?


LOL
 
2011-03-01 02:03:32 PM  

elev8meL8r: I heard every room has been furnished with a slatted chair just for the occasion.



I LOL'd.
 
2011-03-01 02:08:18 PM  
If I promise to take the baby with me, maybe my wife will let me go.
 
2011-03-01 02:11:15 PM  
Will there be clam cakes in the minibar? Hot cocoa sampler boxes?
 
2011-03-01 02:30:48 PM  
I know some of us discussed going to the Adventure Dome to play laser tag or do the bumper cars and general childish activities.
 
2011-03-01 03:20:22 PM  
PINBALL MUSEUM!!


New building, more games, and they're hurting for support lately.
 
2011-03-01 03:55:38 PM  
Way more excited than I should be.
 
2011-03-01 04:35:12 PM  
ami5000: I know some of us discussed going to the Adventure Dome to play laser tag or do the bumper cars and general childish activities.

i.imgur.com
 
2011-03-01 04:45:42 PM  

daRog: ami5000: I know some of us discussed going to the Adventure Dome to play laser tag or do the bumper cars and general childish activities.

[Nice to see you.jpg]


FTF Website:"You must be at least 54 inches tall to drive Canyon Cars and 42 inches to ride."
a.imagehost.org

/hotlinked
 
2011-03-01 05:08:06 PM  
Besides the big Friday night party and the speakers on Saturday, we're setting up a poker tournament (yes, Texas Hold 'Em and yes, Drew will definitely be in that one), probably on Friday.

Oh man, this is making this trip even more tempting...

What time on Friday might this happen?
 
2011-03-01 06:06:14 PM  

Trivia Jockey: What time on Friday might this happen?


Probably Friday around lunch or early afternoon, I don't know the exact time but there's a party Friday night so he'd want to be done in time for that.
 
2011-03-01 06:23:52 PM  

Trivia Jockey: Besides the big Friday night party and the speakers on Saturday, we're setting up a poker tournament (yes, Texas Hold 'Em and yes, Drew will definitely be in that one), probably on Friday.

Oh man, this is making this trip even more tempting...

What time on Friday might this happen?


We are on. I have scheduled a private tourney for all Farker's, spouses and friends, at 2:30 pm Friday April 1 at the card
room at Treasure Island. No Limit Texas Hold'em. The buy in will be $65 which includes all tips, fees, etc. Also included are
free beginner's lessons starting at 1:30, depending upon interest. Just show up. This is to encourage partners to join in the fun and learn a little bit about poker in a relaxed atmosphere.

Sign ups begin at 1:30 Friday at the card room. Cash only, paid directly to the house. Late sign ups accepted until 3:30, space
permitting. If we get 20 players, first place will be about $500. 3 places will be paid. The card room is very private, perfect for a party.

The tourney will finish at about 5:30, in time for the cocktail party.

The card room manager is very cool. He's agreed to let the event be MC'ed with gag gifts awarded, etc., etc. This will be
more of a party than a poker game, so whatever your level of experience, show up and play. If you spent the afternoon
playing blackjack you could drop $1K, easy. Here you risk $65 and get a party and a chance at a big jackpot.

The card room is located in the hallway between the Buffet and Kahunaville, on the way to the overpass to the Mirage.

The card room is non-smoking and the drinks are free.

See you there.
 
2011-03-01 06:41:13 PM  

Unfreakable: Trivia Jockey: What time on Friday might this happen?

Probably Friday around lunch or early afternoon, I don't know the exact time but there's a party Friday night so he'd want to be done in time for that.



We are on. I have scheduled a private tourney for all Farker's, spouses and friends, at 2:30 pm Friday April 1 at the card
room at Treasure Island. No Limit Texas Hold'em. The buy in will be $65 which includes all tips, fees, etc. Also included are
free beginner's lessons starting at 1:30, depending upon interest. Just show up. This is to encourage partners to join in the fun and learn a little bit about poker in a relaxed atmosphere.

Sign ups begin at 1:30 Friday at the card room. Cash only, paid directly to the house. Late sign ups accepted until 3:30, space
permitting. If we get 20 players, first place will be about $500. 3 places will be paid. The card room is very private, perfect for a party.

The tourney will finish at about 5:30, in time for the cocktail party.

The card room manager is very cool. He's agreed to let the event be MC'ed with gag gifts awarded, etc., etc. This will be
more of a party than a poker game, so whatever your level of experience, show up and play. If you spent the afternoon
playing blackjack you could drop $1K, easy. Here you risk $65 and get a party and a chance at a big jackpot.

The card room is located in the hallway between the Buffet and Kahunaville, on the way to the overpass to the Mirage.

The card room is non-smoking and the drinks are free.

See you there.
 
2011-03-01 06:48:25 PM  

gameshowhost: ARE ANY OF YOU JACKASSES nice folk THINKING OF GOING BUT HAVEN'T FOUND A ROOMIE YET? I'm in for either 3 or 4 nites [March 31 - April 3 or April 1 - 3]... I have to leave on the 4th and can't go any earlier.

SO WHAT'S THE DEAL, HOSERS?


... [nothing]

f**k you guys =|
 
2011-03-01 07:32:02 PM  

gameshowhost: gameshowhost: ARE ANY OF YOU JACKASSES nice folk THINKING OF GOING BUT HAVEN'T FOUND A ROOMIE YET? I'm in for either 3 or 4 nites [March 31 - April 3 or April 1 - 3]... I have to leave on the 4th and can't go any earlier.

SO WHAT'S THE DEAL, HOSERS?

... [nothing]

f**k you guys =|


I've already got a roommate on mine, but keep the faith, there'll be more.
 
2011-03-01 09:28:58 PM  

Unfreakable: gameshowhost: gameshowhost: ARE ANY OF YOU JACKASSES nice folk THINKING OF GOING BUT HAVEN'T FOUND A ROOMIE YET? I'm in for either 3 or 4 nites [March 31 - April 3 or April 1 - 3]... I have to leave on the 4th and can't go any earlier.

SO WHAT'S THE DEAL, HOSERS?

... [nothing]

f**k you guys =|

I've already got a roommate on mine, but keep the faith, there'll be more.


The problem is the impending March 4 deadline, more than anything.

/unless i know what changes after march 4, march 4 remains a critical date
//unfortunately there exists no information on what happens to pricing after march 4... =(
 
2011-03-02 06:07:49 AM  

gameshowhost: The problem is the impending March 4 deadline, more than anything.

/unless i know what changes after march 4, march 4 remains a critical date
//unfortunately there exists no information on what happens to pricing after march 4... =(


It probably goes up. I didn't wait for a roommate; I got my room and then had someone ask me if they could share it. That's how it worked out for me, but your mileage may vary.
 
2011-03-02 05:37:38 PM  

Unfreakable: gameshowhost: The problem is the impending March 4 deadline, more than anything.

/unless i know what changes after march 4, march 4 remains a critical date
//unfortunately there exists no information on what happens to pricing after march 4... =(

It probably goes up. I didn't wait for a roommate; I got my room and then had someone ask me if they could share it. That's how it worked out for me, but your mileage may vary.


~2/3 of the cost of my trip will be hotel alone, w/o a roomie. I'm not chancing it. hehe vegas chance

/not a gambler, anyhow... might play the nickel slots...
//not too worried about local transportation - we packed into cabs at a couple bucks a ride/per, in chi
///last time i was there, in '05, a regular eat-at-joes meal was brutally gigantic and cost about $6... doggie bag, ftw.
//plus continental breakfast? i'm not worried about food costs.. unless some tfette starts hanging around -_o
/alcohol is really the only potential bank-breaking varible
 
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