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2011-07-25 11:02:10 AM  

CygnusDarius: //rugbyjock would be proud


Whatever happened to that loony git?
 
2011-07-25 11:11:52 AM  

Hawnkee: Whatever happened to that loony git?


He is back again, bringing the dick to the PS threads, hard.

Well, not always hard.
 
2011-07-25 11:15:51 AM  
*Show posts from ignored users*

Big Al: You know the phrase it's not you it's me? You should repeat that in the mirror. Nightly.
And seek mental help. Pathetic troll.


The defense rests.

*Show posts from ignored users*

*Refresh*
 
2011-07-25 11:22:08 AM  

libranoelrose: Big Al: Weak and shallow arguments always come across as trolling. Jokes on you though, because most people especially those who hold strong convictions are really just weak and shallow people.

[i.imgur.com image 640x395]

Shiat just got real up in dis biatch.


Go home, Walter.
 
2011-07-25 11:49:33 AM  

SpyroChiro: The truth is, Fark is one step above Reddit, and two steps above /b/. If you want intelligent and civil conversation, you came to the wrong place. No one has ever switched their vote because of an awe inspiring moment that happened during a debate on FARK.


I respectfully disagree. Of all the internet message boards I've visited, Fark is the one on which most times I've read something that made me change my mind. Sure, there's a lot of asshattery, but there's also some wheat among the chaff.
 
2011-07-25 11:51:51 AM  

dickfreckle: alltandubh: hank God the Democrats and the atheists are beyond reproach! They will be our salvation from the menace of international trolliness! --But back in the real world, I have on many occasions heard the reflexive cry of "troll!" from those upset that I have challenged their feeble intellects by expressing a conservative opinion -- yes, even here on Fark.

As I just said in another thread, 90% the accusation of "troll" isn't because of your political or social belief, but how you present your position. I don't you but already you seem far advanced from the one-liner dickwidgets who show up and take a deuce in the middle of the room and then refuse to defend, explain, or otherwise support said deuce in the middle of the room. You may well fall into the 10% category on reasonable conservatives willing to chat freely about ideas, especially when challenged.

But damn man, the overwhelming majority of non-libs-moderates-rational conservatives on this site are people like Gato Negro. Does anyone know him for his salient, cogent points? No, we know him for being a monumental asshole. He hasn't once had a real conversation on this site (that I have seen) and yet he or his offspring keep multiplying in accounts - all with the same basic MO.

I am sorry if a mere disagreement engenders the troll accusation on you. But the Tea/publican tripe on Fark is really, really god-awful. Again, not because of the opinion itself - no matter how misguided I might find it - but the relentless torrents of douche bazookas delivering it.



in other words.. vaginas
 
2011-07-25 12:14:05 PM  
I think it's the same reason why people are obnoxious behind the wheel of the car. It's freedom of expression without fear of a black eye.
 
2011-07-25 12:14:45 PM  
bunner 2011-07-25 11:15:51 AM
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Big Al: You know the phrase it's not you it's me? You should repeat that in the mirror. Nightly.
And seek mental help. Pathetic troll.

The defense rests.

*Show posts from ignored users*

*Refresh*


To keep telling everyone you're ignoring me doesn't get any more pathetic and weak minded. The defense rests itself right on the gallows pole.
 
2011-07-25 12:18:42 PM  

Contents Under Pressure: In 1986 in my first job dealing with the public on the internet, after dealing with clients of construction companies and law firms, I was really shocked at how I regularly received email from people that was laced with profanity and death threats. Since the money was really good compared to the jobs I had in construction and law firms, I stayed in the catbird seat for a year and then found a job doing internal support for a mainframe manufacturer. I'd never work with the public on the internet again.


Its not just the public on the Internet though. Just ask anyone who has ever worked with the general public in any capacity at all - retail, DMV, etc. Although as individuals the human race has generally shown signs of intelligence, The general public as a whole could not be more stupid, arrogant, self-entitled and unruly.
 
2011-07-25 12:24:00 PM  

UncleStumpy: Porous Horace: I would've originally thought that the Pocket Ninja cocksucking bandwagon was a short bus but there's far too many of you holding on like lampreys so I'm guessing it's a fleet.

why the hatred for pocket ninja? It's funny that some people take himself so seriously. He obviously doesn't.


I don't hate him.
 
2011-07-25 12:40:54 PM  
i.imgur.com
 
2011-07-25 01:08:38 PM  
What are we made of? Our fathers came across the internet, fought trolls, fought memes, fought LOLCATS, fought Dicks - remember when Richard Dicks came in here and tried to take over this internet? Well, we didn't give up then, and by gum, we're not gonna give up now.
 
2011-07-25 01:18:51 PM  
I'm gonna go with, "Because they're dicks offline, too."
 
2011-07-25 01:30:19 PM  

ttintagel: I'm gonna go with, "Because they're dicks offline, too."


WIN
 
2011-07-25 01:46:52 PM  
Hey Pete, there is someone you just got to meet!! His name is Re-pete!!!!!
 
2011-07-25 01:48:06 PM  
smooshie covered it, but seriously, it's not easy being a dick/troll on-line. People have limited patience today, and if haven't insulted them, their education and their complete family in under three sentences, then you fail as a troll. They won't hang around for additional insults. It's truly an art form. That, and you have to enjoy pissing people off.
 
2011-07-25 01:57:58 PM  
why? people are dicks online...
 
2011-07-25 03:20:46 PM  

leftyblonde: why? people are dicks online...


Why people...are dicks online?
 
2011-07-25 03:23:27 PM  

HotSalsaZoot: smooshie covered it, but seriously, it's not easy being a dick/troll on-line. People have limited patience today, and if haven't insulted them, their education and their complete family in under three sentences, then you fail as a troll. They won't hang around for additional insults. It's truly an art form. That, and you have to enjoy pissing people off.


You're a douche who probably failed kindergarten and your family tree doesn't branch.

/How's that? ;^D
 
2011-07-25 03:33:02 PM  

Alakrios: MountainClimber: What are we made of? Our fathers came across the prairies, fought Indians, fought drought, fought locusts, fought Dix... remember when Richard Dix came in here and tried to take over this town? Well, we didn't give up then... and by gum, we're not going to give up now!

Came for this; sticking around for a minute.


www.things-and-other-stuff.com
/is getting a real kick out of this thread
 
2011-07-25 03:54:34 PM  
You all sound like a bunch of loosers!
 
2011-07-25 04:21:37 PM  
-What I hate is when some 'dick' gets busted/outed and people know who they are, always comes the tearful apology and and claim that that hateful, ignorant person 'Isn't who I am'...


/right
 
2011-07-25 05:07:45 PM  

fortheloveofgod: Contents Under Pressure: In 1986 in my first job dealing with the public on the internet, after dealing with clients of construction companies and law firms, I was really shocked at how I regularly received email from people that was laced with profanity and death threats. ... I'd never work with the public on the internet again.


Its not just the public on the Internet though. Just ask anyone who has ever worked with the general public in any capacity at all - retail, DMV, etc. Although as individuals the human race has generally shown signs of intelligence, The general public as a whole could not be more stupid, arrogant, self-entitled and unruly.


Good point. I have friends who are firefighters and LEOs and my mailbox full o' abuse was definitely a First World Problem.

BTW - someone up there said that no one changed how they voted based on a fark discussion. I will have to say one big thing happened to me on fark was this - I became an atheist.

There was a heated debate about the middle east and the warglbargle was strong in the thread. Some wag popped in and said, "My invisible friend can whip your invisible friend with one hand tied behind his back." If I were a cartoon character, there would have been a little "pop" surrounded by radiating lines floating over my head.

So, srsly, amidst all the trollery is wisdom. In this thread, I learned the difference between the fishing practices of trawling and trolling. I always thought it should be "trawling" on the 'net, but I can see "trolling" is also apt.
 
2011-07-25 05:48:23 PM  

oogmar: I was hoping we could all talk about how awesome Stewart Lee is. :(

(Do yourself a favor, youtube Stewart Lee on Scotland)

/Muttering vague sexual threats in a frankly incomprehensible dialect...
//Deep fried heroin.


Glad to see some Stewart Lee appreciation from the other side of the pond!
 
2011-07-25 07:01:25 PM  

nicoffeine: Dick's is the place where the cool hang out


We drove by there the other day, when it was hot as hell here in Seattle. There were swass playing and rich flaunting clout. Made me smile.
 
2011-07-25 07:13:10 PM  

Primum: [www.trollquotes.org image 600x337]


Wow. It's...........it's beautiful.
 
2011-07-25 07:13:17 PM  

Hella Fark: in other words.. vaginas


i.imgur.com
We're going to talk about the PENIS!
We're going to talk about the VAGINA!

/obscure?
//not on FARK
 
2011-07-25 09:06:45 PM  

medius: surprised no one posted this yet:

[i.imgur.com image 640x325]


Maybe take a look at the inaugural response?
 
2011-07-25 10:32:03 PM  
Don't feel special, I'm a dick all the time.
 
2011-07-25 11:14:43 PM  
We're dicks! We're reckless, arrogant, stupid dicks. And the Film Actors Guild are pussies. And Kim Jong Il is an asshole. Pussies don't like dicks, because pussies get farked by dicks. But dicks also fark assholes: assholes who just want to shiat on everything. Pussies may think they can deal with assholes their way. But the only thing that can fark an asshole is a dick, with some balls. The problem with dicks is: they fark too much or fark when it isn't appropriate - and it takes a pussy to show them that. But sometimes, pussies can be so full of shiat that they become assholes themselves... because pussies are an inch and half away from assholes. I don't know much about this crazy, crazy world, but I do know this: If you don't let us fark this asshole, we're going to have our dicks and pussies all covered in shiat!
 
2011-07-25 11:21:23 PM  
i172.photobucket.com
 
2011-07-25 11:41:55 PM  

medius: We're dicks!


tl;dr
 
2011-07-26 12:37:16 AM  
assholes.
 
2011-07-26 12:40:49 AM  
F*ck yeah.
 
2011-07-26 01:17:56 AM  

Gleeman: /obscure?
//not on FARK


Do you think that's funny, Butt-head? Do you find it amusing that we'll be talkin' about the TESTICLES?
/Remembers when every episode was this funny...
 
2011-07-26 01:22:21 AM  
no
 
2011-07-26 08:26:49 AM  
Dickwads!
 
2011-07-26 10:09:56 AM  
poopyheads.
 
2011-07-26 10:41:24 AM  

Gleeman: Hella Fark: in other words.. vaginas

[i.imgur.com image 300x236]
We're going to talk about the PENIS!
We're going to talk about the VAGINA!

/obscure?
//not on FARK


That's not boscure anywhere. It was one of the most prolific pop culture phenomenoms of the past TWO breeding generations! And they've brought it back.

Anyway...
www.mrxswebpage.com (new window)
 
2011-07-26 12:11:48 PM  

thelordofcheese: Gleeman: Hella Fark: in other words.. vaginas

[i.imgur.com image 300x236]
We're going to talk about the PENIS!
We're going to talk about the VAGINA!

/obscure?
//not on FARK

That's not boscure anywhere. It was one of the most prolific pop culture phenomenoms of the past TWO breeding generations!


Duckman?
 
2011-07-26 12:29:00 PM  

medius: thelordofcheese: Gleeman: Hella Fark: in other words.. vaginas

[i.imgur.com image 300x236]
We're going to talk about the PENIS!
We're going to talk about the VAGINA!

/obscure?
//not on FARK

That's not boscure anywhere. It was one of the most prolific pop culture phenomenoms of the past TWO breeding generations!

Duckman?


LOL I still watch that sometimes. Poignant and morose at times.
 
2011-07-26 06:08:59 PM  
rlv.zcache.com
 
2011-07-26 06:10:13 PM  
And she walks in and catches him with his dick in the bowl of milk and says "I always wondered how you load those things."
 
2011-07-26 08:44:08 PM  
farm4.static.flickr.com
 
2011-07-26 09:06:16 PM  
i143.photobucket.com
 
2011-07-26 09:08:02 PM  
i43.photobucket.com
 
2011-07-26 09:10:45 PM  
i108.photobucket.com
 
2011-07-26 09:12:36 PM  
i884.photobucket.com
 
2011-07-26 10:06:18 PM  
people who need dicks are the...
dicks who need people are the happiest dicks in the girl
 
2011-07-26 10:08:43 PM  
i474.photobucket.com
 
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