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Final words on Nas-Con 2011 in Vegas, and a few of Fark's favorite Headlines of the Week for 3/27 - 4/2
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We had our first big World Fark Party last weekend. My expectations were definitely above average, but what actually ended up happening blew away the best possible outcome for the weekend. A ton of people, lots of friends connecting, laughter, and enough alcohol to fill Lake Mead.
For those of you who weren't able to make it: first, I hope you can make it next year because we had a kickass time. Second, Naskar's parents and his brother Cam were thrilled and honored to be a part of the festivities, and they let everybody know that they're working with us to set up a community foundation in his name. More details on that later when we have them.
Some thanks need to go out to those who agreed to come hang out with us, most notably our special guests: Bill Corbett of MST3K and Rifftrax, and Paul and Storm, who tore the roof off the sucker. I think I heard the same thing from at least a couple dozen people: "Man, I'd heard their stuff before but I had no idea how good it was in person." Also to Alex with Neatorama, who hosts our Fark Shop provided a lot of free schwag for us and was kind enough to help us get the shirts printed. The Nas-Con shirts will be available in a few days for those of you who wanted them but weren't able to get them on Saturday or Sunday. The staff at Treasure Island in Las Vegas was excellent and treated us right. Especially the five guys at the craps table friday and saturday night after midnight. I woke up both nights hung over with a full wallet AND my butt wasn't bleeding - a Vegas win if there ever was one.
A lot of members of Fark took the lead in helping us get this off the ground and arranging some events. Thanks to Witchydiva for organizing the Vegas Strip Pub Crawl, to smells_like_meat for setting up and managing the Poker Tournament, to aquigley for being our emcee at the Saturday event. Thanks also go out to Yzziefrog for helping with the shirt designs, to E-Brake for offering to help with shirts and setting up the Sunday brunch, and to cyberchp for volunteering to man the sales table. Also thanks to punkrockgirl and Unfreakable for setting up and managing the event.
To everybody who took time out of their schedule and spent their hard-earned money to get here, I hope you had a blast. Everyone I talked to sure as hell did. You all made this party what it was, because you all make this community what it is. I can't say that in any other way without sounding like I'm just spouting sentimental BS, but every word of it is true.
Headlines Of The Week for Sun 2011-03-27 to Sat 2011-04-02:
Indian Navy continues its impressive Cinderella run with another impressive victory over the pirates, including a double-double by its leading scorer with 16 pirates captured and 16 hostages freed
VW adds a classic Beetle feature to the Jetta. If you use your horn, the engine shuts off
Statistics show Scottish wife battering increases dramatically during soccer matches. Those savages will eat anything
Pro Gay Wrestling Federation not happy that WWE announcer tweeted gay slur and was not punished. In other news, Pro Gay Wrestling Federation and WWE not the same organization
April Fools' Day is good for your heart, according to doctors who never woke up to the sight of a giant fake spider
Ivory Coast rebels now control 99 44/100% of the country
Residents angry after town's broken clock left unfixed. Wild-haired scientist and teenager who only responds to the name 'chicken' sought for questioning
Airline flight is diverted after passengers and some of the crew began feeling sick. Why do people keep ordering the fish?
95 year-old World War II Veteran will get his U.S. Citizenship, Boston Celtics contract
Bicyclists dream of bike path to ocean. Drivers dream of even longer bike path
Treki defects from Libyan government, Ceti Alpha V
Milwaukee Brewers get new high definition video scoreboard. Zeroes and K's now much easier to see
Chad Pennington tears his ACL. Man, I hope that doesn't affect his ability to throw the football deep
Cinderella is murdered. The Butler did it
FD&C Yellow #6 linked with child hyperactivity. Good thing sugary snacks are never brightly colored
NASA releases first image ever taken from orbit of Mercury. Scores about 0.86 on the Lohan Scale of Rugged-Looking
IPod and other small devices to be powered by human heart instead of batteries. Subby's ex will still need to use a battery
Roger Abbot dead. Jessica inconsolable
Adam Sandler's latest film is his 12th to gross over $100 million at the box office. It's looking more and more like the Mayans were right
Lady Gaga to be fashion consultant for V magazine. For all five of you who wear suits made of Muppet fur, this will be a glorious day
Obama says Libya won't be another Iraq. By which we assume he means it won't be another Afghanistan. Meaning it won't be another Vietnam. Or another Korea. Or
Is Growing Internet Use Polarizing Political Views? The answer is yes, you smug, sneering, empty-suit commie fascist
A collection of pictures details Canadian PM Stephen Harper's ongoing efforts to convince the world that he really is a human being
Miley Cyrus slams Rebecca Black for exposing her proprietary hit-making formula: money, entitlement, auto-tune
Yanni fires back at his critics. His critics fall asleep midway through reading it
Minimalist composer Philip Glass + hiphop mashup is better than you'd expect, better than you'd expect, better than you'd expect
Interesting fact: Apple is worth more than the entire GDP of Portugal. Which tomorrow might be $3.89
Pepsi to meet diet cola drinkers halfway with new 60-calorie beverage called Pepsi Stop Your Damn Whining
Russian car maker introduces the Yo-auto hybrid. Company expects big sales from its debut model The Adrian
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