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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 
Posted by Drew at 2011-04-05 3:02:20 PM (334 comments) | Permalink

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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:

www.fark.com  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    img.fark.net

www.fark.com  VW adds a classic Beetle feature to the Jetta. If you use your horn, the engine shuts off    img.fark.net

www.fark.com  Statistics show Scottish wife battering increases dramatically during soccer matches. Those savages will eat anything    img.fark.net

www.fark.com  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    img.fark.net

www.fark.com  April Fools' Day is good for your heart, according to doctors who never woke up to the sight of a giant fake spider    img.fark.net

www.fark.com  Ivory Coast rebels now control 99 44/100% of the country    img.fark.net

www.fark.com  Residents angry after town's broken clock left unfixed. Wild-haired scientist and teenager who only responds to the name 'chicken' sought for questioning    img.fark.net

www.fark.com  Airline flight is diverted after passengers and some of the crew began feeling sick. Why do people keep ordering the fish?    img.fark.net

www.fark.com  95 year-old World War II Veteran will get his U.S. Citizenship, Boston Celtics contract    img.fark.net

www.fark.com  Bicyclists dream of bike path to ocean. Drivers dream of even longer bike path    img.fark.net

www.fark.com  Treki defects from Libyan government, Ceti Alpha V    img.fark.net


Sports:

www.fark.com  Milwaukee Brewers get new high definition video scoreboard. Zeroes and K's now much easier to see    img.fark.net

www.fark.com  Chad Pennington tears his ACL. Man, I hope that doesn't affect his ability to throw the football deep    img.fark.net

www.fark.com  Cinderella is murdered. The Butler did it    img.fark.net


Geek:

www.fark.com  FD&C Yellow #6 linked with child hyperactivity. Good thing sugary snacks are never brightly colored    img.fark.net

www.fark.com  NASA releases first image ever taken from orbit of Mercury. Scores about 0.86 on the Lohan Scale of Rugged-Looking    img.fark.net

www.fark.com  IPod and other small devices to be powered by human heart instead of batteries. Subby's ex will still need to use a battery    img.fark.net


Showbiz:

www.fark.com  Roger Abbot dead. Jessica inconsolable    img.fark.net

www.fark.com  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    img.fark.net

www.fark.com  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    img.fark.net


Politics:

www.fark.com  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    img.fark.net

www.fark.com  Is Growing Internet Use Polarizing Political Views? The answer is yes, you smug, sneering, empty-suit commie fascist    img.fark.net

www.fark.com  A collection of pictures details Canadian PM Stephen Harper's ongoing efforts to convince the world that he really is a human being    img.fark.net


Music:

www.fark.com  Miley Cyrus slams Rebecca Black for exposing her proprietary hit-making formula: money, entitlement, auto-tune    img.fark.net

www.fark.com  Yanni fires back at his critics. His critics fall asleep midway through reading it    img.fark.net

www.fark.com  Minimalist composer Philip Glass + hiphop mashup is better than you'd expect, better than you'd expect, better than you'd expect    img.fark.net


Business:

www.fark.com  Interesting fact: Apple is worth more than the entire GDP of Portugal. Which tomorrow might be $3.89    img.fark.net

www.fark.com  Pepsi to meet diet cola drinkers halfway with new 60-calorie beverage called Pepsi Stop Your Damn Whining    img.fark.net

www.fark.com  Russian car maker introduces the Yo-auto hybrid. Company expects big sales from its debut model The Adrian    img.fark.net
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2011-04-05 04:00:44 PM  

EdNortonsTwin: Well, is it a party for of large drunk people, because I like to be able to safely sit down when I drink and not have to worry about falling drunks.


You sound like the sort of person who would not have enjoyed it.
 
2011-04-05 04:00:53 PM  

Fondle My Sweaters: btrflykate: Baby I'll fulfill all of your wishes with my Dorito-flavored kisses.

Blazin' Jalapeno Doritos please, so your kisses are just as hot as DAT ASS. OW OW!

LOL...oh lawd. Next time I'm gonna tip the strippers with Doritos. Make it rain nacho cheese.


I wish we could have shouted, "TITS OR GTFO!" without fear of getting kicked out.
 
2011-04-05 04:01:00 PM  

Mike: aquigley: Second Vegas confession: One time the Breeze Bar waitress forgot to charge me for a drink

Mine: the reason I made sure to shove you back on stage for Paul & Storm's write-a-song-on-the-spot thing is because I'd heard 'em do that gag before and I knew exactly how it'd end, and didn't want someone else to pick, for example, Nasser's mom :)


Oh, also, I have a scab on my penis. On the hot dog part.
 
2011-04-05 04:01:04 PM  

Unfreakable: Short answer on the "will this be an annual event" thing:

We would love to make this a regular event, and we're going to try and do it again next year. However, we need to make this financially viable so that we can at least break even, money-wise.



I just hope you can give a little more advance notice. Some of us are not professional drinkers and have to train for this type of event.
 
2011-04-05 04:01:07 PM  

20 percent gay: TheReverendLei: Thanks to whoever gave me the t-shirt on Saturday night.

I'd tilt a drink to you, but I'm not drinking for a while.

Wise choice.


this is Vegas-specific ALT #2, now
 
2011-04-05 04:01:25 PM  

tsalaroth: 20 percent gay: TheReverendLei: Thanks to whoever gave me the t-shirt on Saturday night.

I'd tilt a drink to you, but I'm not drinking for a while.

Wise choice.

Drew? You made an alt??


*snert*
 
2011-04-05 04:01:26 PM  

tsalaroth: You made an alt??


think about who was 10%, then 20%, then 30% gay, hmmmm?
 
2011-04-05 04:01:59 PM  

aquigley: 20 percent gay: TheReverendLei: Thanks to whoever gave me the t-shirt on Saturday night.

I'd tilt a drink to you, but I'm not drinking for a while.

Wise choice.

this is Vegas-specific ALT #2, now


which was #1?
 
2011-04-05 04:02:25 PM  

Mike: aquigley: Second Vegas confession: One time the Breeze Bar waitress forgot to charge me for a drink

Mine: the reason I made sure to shove you back on stage for Paul & Storm's write-a-song-on-the-spot thing is because I'd heard 'em do that gag before and I knew exactly how it'd end, and didn't want someone else to pick, for example, Nasser's mom :)


I knew what was up, too. You played it perfectly.
 
2011-04-05 04:02:50 PM  

frickinsweet: tsalaroth: You made an alt??

think about who was 10%, then 20%, then 30% gay, hmmmm?


That was Drew, so... not sure where you're going with this...?
 
j4x [TotalFark]
2011-04-05 04:03:51 PM  
I had a great time and everyone was wonderful.

Unfortunately I brought a bug back from Vegas and have been puking and shaking for the past 24 hours.
 
2011-04-05 04:04:42 PM  

j4x: I had a great time and everyone was wonderful.

Unfortunately I brought a bug back from Vegas and have been puking and shaking for the past 24 hours.


Get better soon! :(
 
2011-04-05 04:04:45 PM  

tsalaroth: aquigley: 20 percent gay: TheReverendLei: Thanks to whoever gave me the t-shirt on Saturday night.

I'd tilt a drink to you, but I'm not drinking for a while.

Wise choice.

this is Vegas-specific ALT #2, now

which was #1?


this one (new window)
 
2011-04-05 04:04:58 PM  

j4x: I had a great time and everyone was wonderful.

Unfortunately I brought a bug back from Vegas and have been puking and shaking for the past 24 hours.


You touched casino chips, huh?
 
2011-04-05 04:05:20 PM  

phlegmmo: Had a lot of laughs, a lot of fun, and got to meet and talk with great people.

So, yeah, definitely worth it.


Like this chick? :D
 
2011-04-05 04:05:28 PM  

j4x: have been puking and shaking for the past 24 hours.


Same here, but for totally different reasons.

Shame.
 
2011-04-05 04:05:49 PM  

j4x: I had a great time and everyone was wonderful.

Unfortunately I brought a bug back from Vegas and have been puking and shaking for the past 24 hours.


lol...I'm sick too.

SCANDAL
 
2011-04-05 04:06:27 PM  
How many hookers you bang? And why did you thank the five guys at the craps table?
Did they go late night shopping with you and help you clean up the mess?
img863.imageshack.us


Sounded like a blast
 
j4x [TotalFark]
2011-04-05 04:06:52 PM  
DAMN IT QUIGLEY YOU SAID YOU WERE CLEAN
 
2011-04-05 04:07:33 PM  
Third In Line: phlegmmo: Had a lot of laughs, a lot of fun, and got to meet and talk with great people. So, yeah, definitely worth it.

Like this chick? :D


Icing on the cake, honey. Icing on the cake.

;)
 
2011-04-05 04:07:49 PM  

cattheotherwhitemeat: Mike: aquigley: Second Vegas confession: One time the Breeze Bar waitress forgot to charge me for a drink

Mine: the reason I made sure to shove you back on stage for Paul & Storm's write-a-song-on-the-spot thing is because I'd heard 'em do that gag before and I knew exactly how it'd end, and didn't want someone else to pick, for example, Nasser's mom :)

Oh, also, I have a scab on my penis. On the hot dog part.


I was at The Breeze Bar when THAT got told...
 
2011-04-05 04:07:52 PM  
DAMMIT! I wish I could have gone, but somebody had to stay at home ans submit articles.
 
2011-04-05 04:08:12 PM  

btrflykate: Fondle My Sweaters: Three words: Dollar bathroom Doritos.

This pretty much sums up Vegas for me. And craps.


sorry for wierding you and ami out, i got bored...

Everyone else thought my
the-rapist name tag was funny
 
2011-04-05 04:08:48 PM  

jehovahs witness protection: DAMMIT! I wish I could have gone, but somebody had to stay at home and submit articles.


/while using spell check
 
2011-04-05 04:08:55 PM  

j4x: DAMN IT QUIGLEY YOU SAID YOU WERE CLEAN


dude. he works in radio. AND is from chicago. that's a death-dealing combo, right there.
 
2011-04-05 04:09:02 PM  

j4x: Unfortunately I brought a bug back from Vegas and have been puking and shaking for the past 24 hours.


you poor boy....I would totes bring you some real ginger ale and saltines if I could
 
2011-04-05 04:09:17 PM  

phlegmmo: Third In Line: phlegmmo: Had a lot of laughs, a lot of fun, and got to meet and talk with great people. So, yeah, definitely worth it.

Like this chick? :D

Icing on the cake, honey. Icing on the cake.

;)


Please email me.
 
2011-04-05 04:09:28 PM  

overlord_mike: btrflykate: Fondle My Sweaters: Three words: Dollar bathroom Doritos.

This pretty much sums up Vegas for me. And craps.

sorry for wierding you and ami out, i got bored...

Everyone else thought my
the-rapist name tag was funny


Hahaha, it's cool. Don't worry about it :)
 
2011-04-05 04:10:24 PM  

aquigley: Adjective Bird Whiskey: aquigley: It ruled. Can't wait to see how we'll top it next year.

official Vegas confession thread time

I stole a towel

That stripper had my erection between her buttcheeks.

really? I didn't know they allowed that kind of stuff.


They do, people steal towels all the time.
 
2011-04-05 04:11:03 PM  
I didn't steal any towels.
 
2011-04-05 04:12:04 PM  
My towels smelled like burnt coffee beans, so those biatches got switched out every day.
 
2011-04-05 04:12:29 PM  

Third In Line: Breeze


my coworker knew EXACTLY WHICH PART the "hot dog part" is. What the hell?
 
2011-04-05 04:12:35 PM  

tsalaroth: frickinsweet: tsalaroth: You made an alt??

think about who was 10%, then 20%, then 30% gay, hmmmm?

That was Drew, so... not sure where you're going with this...?


Yeah....Drew made it to 30%....not me
 
2011-04-05 04:12:44 PM  

frickinsweet: My towels smelled like burnt coffee beans, so those biatches got switched out every day.


My towels had a weird burning smell too! What the hell was up with that?!
 
2011-04-05 04:13:38 PM  
I had a great time. It was nice meeting those of you I met. I wish I had met more of you. Maybe next year. Great jod on the tourney meat and wife (and other helpers). That was a blast.
 
2011-04-05 04:13:39 PM  
okay, so apparently the quoting function has changed since I was last here.
 
2011-04-05 04:13:56 PM  

frickinsweet: My towels smelled like burnt coffee beans, so those biatches got switched out every day.


Dude...mine smelled like caramel corn. wtf.
 
2011-04-05 04:14:35 PM  
Weird. My towels smelled too.

WHO WAS DOING WHAT TO OUR TOWELS
 
2011-04-05 04:15:35 PM  
I may have missed Vegas this year, never again.

I have also been granted permission to be at the Chicago party next month! YAY!
 
2011-04-05 04:15:39 PM  

btrflykate: What the hell was up with that?!


I guess hotel laundry dryers have to be like 900o to kill the herp

Fondle My Sweaters: caramel corn


burnt caramel corn?
 
2011-04-05 04:16:12 PM  
I'm officially scurred of hotel towels.
 
2011-04-05 04:16:35 PM  

aquigley: tsalaroth: aquigley: 20 percent gay: TheReverendLei: Thanks to whoever gave me the t-shirt on Saturday night.

I'd tilt a drink to you, but I'm not drinking for a while.

Wise choice.

this is Vegas-specific ALT #2, now

which was #1?

this one (new window)


what about that one?
 
2011-04-05 04:16:36 PM  

20 percent gay: TheReverendLei: Thanks to whoever gave me the t-shirt on Saturday night.

I'd tilt a drink to you, but I'm not drinking for a while.

Wise choice.


I again apologize for Saturday night, the more I remember, the more I'm honestly ashamed of what I had become.

Well past party monster and into douche-bag.
 
2011-04-05 04:16:56 PM  
The TV in my bathroom showed only porn. That was weird.
 
2011-04-05 04:17:02 PM  

Adjective Bird Whiskey: Weird. My towels smelled too.

WHO WAS DOING WHAT TO OUR TOWELS


HA HA HA I WAS ALL UP IN ALL Y'ALL TOWELS
 
2011-04-05 04:18:01 PM  

Third In Line: raises hand


WELL YA GOTTA TELL A GUY WHEN HES AS DRUNK AS I WAS THAT YA NEED A GROPIN.

OR A JOSH GROBIN

WHATEVER
 
2011-04-05 04:18:08 PM  
Sorry for those with towel problems...but I stayed at a cheap hotel off-strip. I was told by at least two people that my room was bigger and better than theirs.

/can't beat $106 for two nights. Total.
 
2011-04-05 04:18:08 PM  
I really would've loved to hang out with you and your wife. You're awesome :O)
 
2011-04-05 04:18:28 PM  
I don't know about y'alls beds, but that second bed over by the window in my room, which I slept in the last night, was so cozy and comfy and I loved it and it confirmed my suspicions that my bed at home is ruining me so I'm returning it to Costco tomorrow night and getting a memory foam one.
 
2011-04-05 04:18:33 PM  

nopokerface: The TV in my bathroom showed only porn.


That was my window, perv.
 
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