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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 04:18:58 PM  

Third In Line: I really would've loved to hang out with you and your wife. You're awesome :O)


Crap. Pic didn't go through...

That was aimed at phlegmmo.
 
2011-04-05 04:20:12 PM  

TheReverendLei: I again apologize for Saturday night


Listen, just stop talking about it. People will forget. Eventually.



/NO THEY WON'T YOU WILL NEVER HEAR THE END OF THIS TAKE IT FROM ME BECAUSE I KNOW FROM EXPERIENCE
 
2011-04-05 04:21:06 PM  

TheReverendLei: 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


Hard to get a word in edgewise


j/k :D
 
2011-04-05 04:21:25 PM  

TheReverendLei: 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.


You drank too much. You weren't the only one who did that. So, come out next year and make it up to everybody.
 
2011-04-05 04:21:30 PM  
Third In Line:

Third In Line: I really would've loved to hang out with you and your wife. You're awesome :O)

Crap. Pic didn't go through...

That was aimed at phlegmmo.


Yeah, well, watch where you aim that thing.

:b

Regret we didn't have the chance to this time.
 
2011-04-05 04:22:09 PM  

Third In Line: I really would've loved to hang out with you and your wife. You're awesome :O)


I'm just going to assume you mean me, and say "You should have!"

/except we were pretty boring.....

GaidinBDJ: nopokerface: The TV in my bathroom showed only porn.

That was my window, perv.


Nice dick!
 
2011-04-05 04:23:29 PM  

frickinsweet: TheReverendLei: I again apologize for Saturday night

Listen, just stop talking about it. People will forget. Eventually.



/NO THEY WON'T YOU WILL NEVER HEAR THE END OF THIS TAKE IT FROM ME BECAUSE I KNOW FROM EXPERIENCE


Yeah. And thanks for the free pizza Friday night, TheReverendLei.
 
2011-04-05 04:23:40 PM  

cattheotherwhitemeat: scab on my penis


"Scab On My Penis" is my Poison cover band.
 
2011-04-05 04:24:03 PM  

Unfreakable: TheReverendLei: 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.

You drank too much. You weren't the only one who did that. So, come out next year and make it up to everybody.


It's my plan. Just have to live with the GUILT AND SHAME SHAMMMEEE for the next year.

Or the next con near San Diego.

frickinsweet:
Listen, just stop talking about it. People will forget. Eventually.

/NO THEY WON'T YOU WILL NEVER HEAR THE END OF THIS TAKE IT FROM ME BECAUSE I KNOW FROM EXPERIENCE


It still merits an apology, and most certainly more than one. I think I'm done with them now. And now onto your regularly scheduled Lei nonsense.
 
2011-04-05 04:24:24 PM  

frickinsweet: Fondle My Sweaters: caramel corn

burnt caramel corn?


Yep.
 
2011-04-05 04:24:29 PM  

azbubba: 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.


I have stayed at the Days Inn there before when I was a poor 21 year old. It's really tough telling a girl you trying to bring back that you are sharing a room with your buddies at the Days Inn.
 
2011-04-05 04:24:49 PM  

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

Dude...mine smelled like caramel corn. wtf.


i used someone's shower at TI and the towels did smell like burnt carmel popcorn... I think the cleaning people make carmel popcorn in the dryers at night and sell it on the strip to the drunks
 
2011-04-05 04:25:00 PM  

tsalaroth: eah. And thanks for the free pizza Friday night, TheReverendLei.


You're not the bellhop from the Sahara...

or did I buy you pizza...?
 
2011-04-05 04:25:10 PM  

btrflykate: My towels had a weird burning smell too! What the hell was up with that?!


Smokin banana peels?
 
2011-04-05 04:26:17 PM  
Third In Line: Please email me.

Done.
 
2011-04-05 04:26:55 PM  

tsalaroth: Yeah. And thanks for the free pizza Friday night, TheReverendLei.


And for all your chips on the first hand of the poker tourney! That was too kind!

/see, you weren't a d-bag!
 
2011-04-05 04:27:01 PM  

phlegmmo: Third In Line:

Third In Line: I really would've loved to hang out with you and your wife. You're awesome :O)

Crap. Pic didn't go through...

That was aimed at phlegmmo.

Yeah, well, watch where you aim that thing.

:b

Regret we didn't have the chance to this time.


EMAIL ME. You're not on FB any more?
 
2011-04-05 04:28:00 PM  

nopokerface: I'm just going to assume you mean me, and say "You should have!"

/except we were pretty boring.....


Well, you too :D
 
2011-04-05 04:28:01 PM  

Mike: cattheotherwhitemeat: scab on my penis

"Scab On My Penis" is my Poison cover band.


you are my favorite.
 
2011-04-05 04:28:03 PM  

TheReverendLei: tsalaroth: eah. And thanks for the free pizza Friday night, TheReverendLei.

You're not the bellhop from the Sahara...

or did I buy you pizza...?


All I know is, a pizza showed up for "You Farkers" at TI from "The Lei Guy".

/I'm just messing with you.

Mike: btrflykate: My towels had a weird burning smell too! What the hell was up with that?!

Smokin banana peels?


Smokin Banana Peels is the name of my Jimmy Buffett cover band.
 
2011-04-05 04:28:38 PM  
Final words? That's unlikely!
 
2011-04-05 04:29:45 PM  

Third In Line: Well, you too


So you say that kind of thing to all the boys now?;)
 
2011-04-05 04:30:26 PM  

tsalaroth: All I know is, a pizza showed up for "You Farkers" at TI from "The Lei Guy".

/I'm just messing with you.


Oh because I do have a pizza charge on my credit card, yet no pizza box in my room, or recollection of eating pizza.

That would make sense if I did something like that.
 
2011-04-05 04:32:13 PM  

nopokerface: Third In Line: Well, you too

So you say that kind of thing to all the boys now?;)


Umm...
 
2011-04-05 04:34:53 PM  

azbubba: fanbladesaresharp: Wow. Suffice to say there are some parties I don't want to miss twice. When is next year's? Yahoo at my handle.

You sure about that? We booed the one liter that spoke up this year.

Just kidding. I'm sure you'd be welcome you'll subscribe before next year.


I have been a TFer in days past. And sponsored numerous other ya snob :P
 
2011-04-05 04:35:49 PM  

Mike: btrflykate: My towels had a weird burning smell too! What the hell was up with that?!

Smokin banana peels?


I mean, what else was I going to do in Vegas? It's not like there were strippers to see, gambling to do, or vodka tonics to be consumed.

SO MUCH FUN. So glad I met you!
 
2011-04-05 04:36:06 PM  
I'd planned on going, ended up going to Seattle (a few weeks earlier) instead.

In a weird way, that decision worked out really well for me.

All the same, it would have been nice to see you all.
 
2011-04-05 04:36:37 PM  
I am SO glad I have two days off before I go back to work, AND came back with plenty of cash (about half of what I took to vegas) to put back in the bank.

I seriously can't wait until next year, plus, next year, we won't have the awkward adding-folks-as-friends-on-facebook-and-hoping-you-got-the-right-person.

I'm pretty bad with names and faces as it is, the copious amounts of alcohol aren't helping
 
2011-04-05 04:41:57 PM  

brap: You people are the bees' knees.

Everyone either exceeded or wildly-exceeded my expectations.


brap, I love you and your indestructible liver!
 
2011-04-05 04:42:35 PM  
i51.tinypic.com

There we go :)
 
2011-04-05 04:42:56 PM  

TheReverendLei: Unfreakable: TheReverendLei: 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.


A douche-bag is that which farks up natural goodness. I never saw you stray into that territory, Rev. I was just worried about your poor liver.
 
2011-04-05 04:43:40 PM  

AnubisMan: I have stayed at the Days Inn there before when I was a poor 21 year old. It's really tough telling a girl you trying to bring back that you are sharing a room with your buddies at the Days Inn.


As a married guy not interested in bringing girls back to the room, didn't have to worry about it.

fanbladesaresharp: I have been a TFer in days past. And sponsored numerous other ya snob :P


Awww. Did I hurt your feelings? Sorry.
 
2011-04-05 04:44:50 PM  

tsalaroth: Smokin Banana Peels is the name of my Jimmy Buffett cover band.


Dead Milkmen would be better, since that was one of their songs :)
 
2011-04-05 04:45:37 PM  

btrflykate: I'm officially scurred of hotel towels.


ALWAYS have your own towel with you.
 
2011-04-05 04:46:50 PM  

Mike: tsalaroth: Smokin Banana Peels is the name of my Jimmy Buffett cover band.

Dead Milkmen would be better, since that was one of their songs :)


I know, but it sounds better in reference to Buffett. Just my opinion.

/i ran over my neighbor
 
2011-04-05 04:48:37 PM  

azbubba: AnubisMan: I have stayed at the Days Inn there before when I was a poor 21 year old. It's really tough telling a girl you trying to bring back that you are sharing a room with your buddies at the Days Inn.

As a married guy not interested in bringing girls back to the room, didn't have to worry about it.

fanbladesaresharp: I have been a TFer in days past. And sponsored numerous other ya snob :P

Awww. Did I hurt your feelings? Sorry.


Not at all. I got over it 20 posts ago.
 
2011-04-05 04:48:43 PM  

20 percent gay: I was just worried about your poor liver.


LIVERS ARE FOR PUSSIES
 
2011-04-05 04:48:48 PM  
I thought it was funny how many people assumed I was a dude until they met me in person. Even Unfreakable looked at my name tag and went "CraicBaby? I thought you were a guy!"
 
2011-04-05 04:50:09 PM  

CraicBaby: I thought it was funny how many people assumed I was a dude until they met me in person. Even Unfreakable looked at my name tag and went "CraicBaby? I thought you were a guy!"


I was just surprised that there is a 3rd Lindsay on TF.
 
2011-04-05 04:50:16 PM  
This TFette is thrilled with the turnout in Las Vegas, which included so many of my friends. What a lovely bunch of beautiful freaks. Well done everyone and RIP Nasser you right bastard. Hope to see some of you in the Fall during the EuroFARK party in Amsterdam....
(if you do not know of said EuroFARK party in Sept please write me)
 
2011-04-05 04:50:33 PM  

phlegmmo: Third In Line:

Third In Line: I really would've loved to hang out with you and your wife. You're awesome :O)

Crap. Pic didn't go through...

That was aimed at phlegmmo.

Yeah, well, watch where you aim that thing.

:b

Regret we didn't have the chance to this time.


It was great to meet you! Hopefully, we can plan a little better next time, so we can hang out and get to know you. I was so sorry we missed the poker game, too!
 
2011-04-05 04:50:36 PM  

CraicBaby: I thought it was funny how many people assumed I was a dude until they met me in person. Even Unfreakable looked at my name tag and went "CraicBaby? I thought you were a guy!"


Guilty here, too.
 
2011-04-05 04:51:11 PM  
Third In Line: There we go :)

Love it!
 
2011-04-05 04:53:41 PM  

CraicBaby: I thought it was funny how many people assumed I was a dude until they met me in person. Even Unfreakable looked at my name tag and went "CraicBaby? I thought you were a guy!"


I heard you throw your hands like one!;)
 
2011-04-05 04:55:43 PM  

nopokerface: CraicBaby: I thought it was funny how many people assumed I was a dude until they met me in person. Even Unfreakable looked at my name tag and went "CraicBaby? I thought you were a guy!"

I heard you throw your hands like one!;)


Apparently so. But at least no one will ever accuse me of being an ITG ;)
 
2011-04-05 04:57:40 PM  

CraicBaby: Apparently so. But at least no one will ever accuse me of being an ITG


I'm so sorry I missed that. Good for you!
 
2011-04-05 04:57:42 PM  

Starryeyes: CraicBaby: I thought it was funny how many people assumed I was a dude until they met me in person. Even Unfreakable looked at my name tag and went "CraicBaby? I thought you were a guy!"

I was just surprised that there is a 3rd Lindsay another female on TF.


FTFY
 
2011-04-05 04:59:06 PM  

CraicBaby: I thought it was funny how many people assumed I was a dude until they met me in person. Even Unfreakable looked at my name tag and went "CraicBaby? I thought you were a guy!"


that was one of my top 10, maybe even top 5 moments.
 
2011-04-05 04:59:26 PM  

CraicBaby: I thought you were a guy!"


I knew one of you was a dude, I just can never remember if it's you or CC
 
2011-04-05 05:03:12 PM  

frickinsweet: I knew one of you was a dude, I just can never remember if it's you or CC


ouch.

OUCH.

I might be, as they say, a bit butthurt by that.


/lol
 
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