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(CBC) NewsFlash Not again / For God's sake / How much more / Can we take / Burma Quake   (cbc.ca) divider line 119
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2011-03-24 11:15:10 AM  
Farkers pissed
At land's old name
Won't call it Burma
It's all the same
Myanmar Quake
 
2011-03-24 11:15:15 AM  
They had horrific flooding in recent years and would barely let any foreign aid in to save their own citizens. I wonder if their government will do the same thing here if there is heavy damage yet again.
 
2011-03-24 11:15:18 AM  

The_Soiler: "Not again / For God's sake / How much more / Can we take / Burma Quake "


Awesome headline. but Subby is probably an old fart...has an appreciation of marketing classics


FTFY
 
2011-03-24 11:15:30 AM  
+1 subby!

I bet people who got out before the quake were happy. That was a close shave.
 
2011-03-24 11:15:41 AM  
People in Japan are all -

"6.8? Chird, preese."
 
2011-03-24 11:15:41 AM  
This is what happens when the core of the earth stops spinning. Perhaps someone should make a movie to enlighten us all on the danger!
 
2011-03-24 11:16:12 AM  
...And that's #3. (New Zealand, Japan, Myanmar) Let's hope the pattern is over.
 
2011-03-24 11:17:48 AM  
A +1 is your personal ticket to hell!
 
2011-03-24 11:21:26 AM  
Again? That's when I reach for my revolver.
 
2011-03-24 11:22:06 AM  
Thanks for the earworm, rh75.

Angry Drunk Bureaucrat: Slaxl: It was changed in 1989... You're not that young. Unless i'm mistaken about the date of name change.

In any case, official US and other foreign government policies still refers to the country as "Burma" to protest the legitimacy of the ruling Junta.


It's funny to see people who are trying to be politically correct refer to it as Myanmar as if they're supporting oppressed people trying to throw off the last vestiges of Western colonialism. I inform them that they're using a name chosen by a military dictatorship, and there is really no consensus whatsoever on what to call it.

Anyway, it's bad news regardless. I hope we don't end up with another humanitarian crisis brought on by an incompetent and thin-skinned government, as we saw with the cyclone.
 
2011-03-24 11:25:47 AM  
Can we start the looting now?
 
2011-03-24 11:26:26 AM  

INeedAName: This is what happens when the core of the earth stops spinning. Perhaps someone should make a movie to enlighten us all on the danger!


That reminds me, I've got The Core tivo'd. Meant to watch it. Gotta love SyFy Saturdays.
 
2011-03-24 11:26:56 AM  

xaks: People in Japan are all -

"6.8? Chird, preese."


People in Japan also build to high earthquake proof standards. Look what happened in Haiti with a much smaller quake. Burmaynmar is probably closer to Haiti than Japan in terms in infrastructure.
 
2011-03-24 11:30:38 AM  

Lt. Cheese Weasel: Can we start the looting now?


You can loot anytime try go on try it now.
 
2011-03-24 11:32:25 AM  

Majick Thise: MBooda: Sorry, I panicked.


Wot's on the telly?
 
2011-03-24 11:35:53 AM  

jbc: doglover: What's a Burma?


"You most likely know it as Myanmar, but it will always be Burma to me. You there on the motorbike! Sell me one of your melons!"


I see this had been adequately handled.

"Kudos jbc on a job...done."
 
2011-03-24 11:40:55 AM  
I am a horrible person for laughing so loudly at the headline.

/Invisible liter +1.
 
2011-03-24 11:41:35 AM  
Came looking for J. Peterman, leaving happy.
 
2011-03-24 11:42:42 AM  

cretinbob: instagreen this should be

I just finished watching Crack in the World


I loved that movie!

posterpalace.com

/SEE the blonde scientist trapped underground with her lover and her husband!
//SEE daring magmanauts descend into boiling pits at the center of the earth!!
///thank god it's only a motion picture!!!
 
2011-03-24 11:45:03 AM  
www.siyumhaseinfeld.com


Peterman: "How did you find me Elaine?"

Elaine: "When I heard there was a white-poet-warrior I figured I found you."

Peterman to boy: "Mahala Jabaabaa!"

Elaine: "You speak Burmese?"

Peterman: "Gibberish."
 
2011-03-24 11:47:52 AM  
Thank you, thank you, thank you for the Peterman references. It's all I came to the thread for.
 
2011-03-24 11:48:32 AM  

The Irresponsible Captain: ...And that's #3. (New Zealand, Japan, Myanmar) Let's hope the pattern is over.


Negative, Ghostrider
 
2011-03-24 11:48:41 AM  

haddie: Slaxl: doglover: King Something: It's a country in southeast Asia

Not in my lifetime.

It was changed in 1989... You're not that young. Unless i'm mistaken about the date of name change.

As far as formulation of opinions is concerned, it seems to me like most farkers were born in the mid-90's.


lol
 
2011-03-24 11:53:17 AM  
Cutting edge humor, subby, but I'm a styptic until I see it on CNN.
 
2011-03-24 11:53:46 AM  
the pythons knew about this 3 days ago. WHY DIDN'T THEY WARN ANYONE?
 
2011-03-24 11:54:21 AM  
Good job, Subby. I'm at a laos for words.
 
2011-03-24 11:54:29 AM  
I live in Bangkok in an apartment on the 15th floor and felt nothing. Apparently for people in tall buildings it was enough to be felt even though it was 700km away
 
2011-03-24 11:56:51 AM  

Mordis: Good job, Subby. I'm at a laos for words.


Heh, but the joke doesn't work if you know how to pronounce Lao
 
2011-03-24 11:59:21 AM  

hubcity: Again? That's when I reach for my revolver.


I'd be a mineral deposit in a ball of mica inside a rock.
 
2011-03-24 11:59:54 AM  

Gish21: Mordis: Good job, Subby. I'm at a laos for words.

Heh, but the joke doesn't work if you know how to pronounce Lao


Heh, but that joke doesn't work if you don't know how to spell Laos.
 
2011-03-24 11:59:59 AM  
I visited Mae Sai in '03. Hope those rickety wooden buildings hold up.
 
2011-03-24 12:00:39 PM  

Harvey Manfrenjensenjen: Thanks for the earworm, rh75.

Angry Drunk Bureaucrat: Slaxl: It was changed in 1989... You're not that young. Unless i'm mistaken about the date of name change.

In any case, official US and other foreign government policies still refers to the country as "Burma" to protest the legitimacy of the ruling Junta.

It's funny to see people who are trying to be politically correct refer to it as Myanmar as if they're supporting oppressed people trying to throw off the last vestiges of Western colonialism. I inform them that they're using a name chosen by a military dictatorship, and there is really no consensus whatsoever on what to call it.


I had a friend from there in college a few years ago. She was pretty apolitical but always called it Burma.
 
2011-03-24 12:07:32 PM  

swahnhennessy: doglover: What's a Burma?

Come on. It's still referred to as Burma half the time, anyway. Many refuse to call it Myanmar for a reason. To claim you've never even heard of Burma shows you're either being obtuse or ignorant entirely.


There's no such thing as myanmar.
 
2011-03-24 12:08:04 PM  

haddie:

Heh, but that joke doesn't work if you don't know how to spell Laos.


Just spelling it how it is pronounced, Lao
 
2011-03-24 12:09:25 PM  
burma shake?
 
2011-03-24 12:14:15 PM  
My porn isn't made in Burma, I don't really care.
 
2011-03-24 12:21:01 PM  
You're going to Hell, subby, and I want to come along.
 
2011-03-24 12:26:35 PM  

Choccy: My porn isn't made in Burma, I don't really care.


is it made in Siam?
 
2011-03-24 12:30:39 PM  
nekom 2011-03-24 11:01:00 AM Slaxl: It was changed in 1989... You're not that young. Unless i'm mistaken about the date of name change. Cracked just featured Ne Win in one of their list of unbelievably insane dictators. The dude was absolutely off the rails.
==========================================================

'off the rails' is a VAST understatement.
 
2011-03-24 12:31:54 PM  

invictus2: Choccy: My porn isn't made in Burma, I don't really care.

is it made in Siam?


Tiny Thai Twats III?
 
2011-03-24 12:34:14 PM  
Nice job, subby.

I read it (the tag line), laughed, and then felt bad for laughing, but not bad enough to keep from laughing again.
 
2011-03-24 12:35:00 PM  
(straps subby to barber's chair)

(shaves subby's butt with a straight razor)

That headline was screwed up, man.

I larfed.
 
rka
2011-03-24 12:35:06 PM  
Shut up already, damn!
Tell me who in this house know about the quake?
(We do)
I mean really, really
If you know how 2 rock say 'yeah' (yeah)
If U know how 2 party say 'oh yeah' (oh yeah)
But if U ain't hip 2 the rare house quake:
Shut up already, damn!


/The Purple One
 
2011-03-24 12:41:50 PM  
2.bp.blogspot.com
 
2011-03-24 12:49:58 PM  
If this is not HOTY, I will be awfully surprised and disappointed in fellow Farkers.
 
2011-03-24 12:55:47 PM  
lh5.googleusercontent.com

/so so sorry
 
2011-03-24 12:59:27 PM  

nekom: doglover: What's a Burma?

It's kinda like a Myanmar.


God I love Myanmars

2.bp.blogspot.com
 
2011-03-24 01:01:30 PM  

invictus2: Choccy: My porn isn't made in Burma, I don't really care.

is it made in Siam?


Only that one involving giraffes.
 
2011-03-24 01:03:15 PM  
I think it's funny that the Burma Shave sign campaign was over before most of us were born and it is still a Fark meme.
 
2011-03-24 01:25:21 PM  
MuToiD_MaN 2011-03-24 01:03:15 PM
I think it's funny that the Burma Shave sign campaign was over before most of us were born and it is still a Fark meme.

It's more of a societal meme.
 
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