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(Washington Times)   Kyrgyzstan's 'eternal flame' goes out because of unpaid gas bill   (washingtontimes.com) divider line 51
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2012-05-03 12:58:37 PM  
Shoulda sold more potassium.
 
2012-05-03 01:24:54 PM  
Perhaps Turkmenistan can help.
 
2012-05-03 02:11:09 PM  
Headline should read "Kyrgyzstan's 'eternal flame' goes out because of unpaid gas bill, lack of vowels".
 
2012-05-03 03:02:59 PM  
Maybe they shouldn't have spent all that money buying vowels like 'y'
 
2012-05-03 03:21:35 PM  
b.vimeocdn.com

/hot
 
2012-05-03 04:07:51 PM  

dittybopper: Headline should read "Kyrgyzstan's 'eternal flame' goes out because of unpaid gas bill, lack of vowels".


Unpaid vowel bill.
 
2012-05-03 04:08:20 PM  
Does Kyrgyzstan even have the vowels to spare for an I.O.U.?
 
2012-05-03 04:13:49 PM  

emersonbiggins: Does Kyrgyzstan even have the vowels to spare for an I.O.U.?


Think we have a winner, headline should have been: "Kyrgyzstan's eternal flame goes out because of unpaid gas bill, lack of vowels for IOU"
 
2012-05-03 04:14:11 PM  
They should have based it on some sort of infinite power supply.
 
2012-05-03 04:15:17 PM  

emersonbiggins: Does Kyrgyzstan even have the vowels to spare for an I.O.U.?


Bravo.
 
2012-05-03 04:20:53 PM  
Eternal flames are a tremendous waste.
 
2012-05-03 04:21:13 PM  
I thought Kyrgyzstan had a huge supply of nationalized natural gas. Or was that Tajikistan?

/I'll take world's most confusing geographic region for $100, Alex
//Trebekistan
 
2012-05-03 04:23:59 PM  

buckler: They should have based it on some sort of infinite power supply.


Somehow a nuclear flame just doesn't sound as attractive.
 
2012-05-03 04:27:51 PM  
But are their prostitutes still cleanest in the region?

/or is that Turkmenistan?
 
2012-05-03 04:32:16 PM  
They sent the gas company a resolution? Unheard of! Absurd! They sent the gas company a resolution?

/ it makes since if you think about it; I swears
 
2012-05-03 04:32:42 PM  

downstairs: [b.vimeocdn.com image 640x427]



media.onsugar.com

/hot
 
2012-05-03 04:40:07 PM  

OtherLittleGuy: downstairs: [b.vimeocdn.com image 640x427]


[media.onsugar.com image 550x412]

/hot


I agree.
 
2012-05-03 04:42:43 PM  
Has anyone mentioned yet the unusual lack of vowels in "Kyrgyzstan"?

/it's a regular vowel movement!
 
2012-05-03 04:48:35 PM  
Bullhead City, Arizona had an "eternal flame" for some reason I cannot fathom. It lasted until they got the first month's gas bill.
 
2012-05-03 04:50:24 PM  
In Karastan, do the drapes match the carpet?
 
2012-05-03 04:55:30 PM  
I blame this on assholes Uzbekistan
 
2012-05-03 05:14:22 PM  
www.triskaidekafiles.com

Lights out, baby!!
 
2012-05-03 05:19:06 PM  
Linking to the Washington Times?
Isn't that kind of like linking to a Scientology newsletter, or the Jim Jones time of Guyana?
 
2012-05-03 05:20:11 PM  

danielscissorhands: Linking to the Washington Times?
Isn't that kind of like linking to a Scientology newsletter, or the Jim Jones time of Guyana?


Jim Jones Times of Guyana, rather.
 
2012-05-03 05:21:23 PM  
Washington Times? This must be Obama's fault, somehow.
 
2012-05-03 05:24:21 PM  
Moonies. They're wacky.
 
2012-05-03 05:25:09 PM  
img.photobucket.com

Turkmenistan does not have that problem.
 
2012-05-03 05:26:40 PM  
If I donate $1 will it burn another month?
 
2012-05-03 05:28:00 PM  
Can you feel my heart beating, do you Kyrgyzstan
 
2012-05-03 05:39:55 PM  
In '86 I was in Philadelphia. Diagonal from Independence Hall was a little park called Washington Square (I think) that had an eternal flame dedicated to the unknown soldiers of the Revolutionary War. It had been put in and dedicated during the Bicentennial, ten years earlier.

The flame was out and looked like it had been out for some time, and the park was unkempt and overrun with bums sleeping on the benches.

/Philadelphia is a shiathole
//at least it was in '86
 
2012-05-03 05:44:13 PM  
We Russians pronounce it Kirgizstan, which still has three consonants in a row, but is pronounceable. I don't know how they say it, but probably like that, too.

I once looked at Bulgarian, and they represent the sound "o" with a letter that in Russian makes a sound like "i" in "miss". (If memory doesn't fail me). That made some words look very odd.
 
2012-05-03 05:44:29 PM  

SonOfSpam: In '86 I was in Philadelphia. Diagonal from Independence Hall was a little park called Washington Square (I think) that had an eternal flame dedicated to the unknown soldiers of the Revolutionary War. It had been put in and dedicated during the Bicentennial, ten years earlier.

The flame was out and looked like it had been out for some time, and the park was unkempt and overrun with bums sleeping on the benches.

/Philadelphia is a shiathole
//at least it was in '86


You should come back. As a matter of fact, you should include a walking tour of Lehigh Avenue west of Broad Street. The locals will be ready to receive you with open arms.
 
2012-05-03 05:46:32 PM  
Mr. Dalbayev said the media had "made a mountain out of a molehill,"

no. they never do that
 
2012-05-03 05:54:04 PM  
Don't even bother asking Herman Cain where this place is.
 
2012-05-03 05:58:10 PM  

Zizzowop: Don't even bother asking Herman Cain where this place is.


Isn't it next to Ubeki-beki-beki-beki-stan-stan?
 
2012-05-03 05:59:04 PM  

OtherLittleGuy: downstairs: [b.vimeocdn.com image 640x427]


[media.onsugar.com image 550x412]

/hot


motherofgod.jpg
 
2012-05-03 05:59:41 PM  
Guess it wasn't eternal after all
 
2012-05-03 06:08:53 PM  
Just rename it the ephemeral flame. Problem solved.
 
2012-05-03 06:13:50 PM  
Around these parts there is a state park called "Flaming Geyser;" so named because of the pipe jutting from the ground with a flame above it. Evidently the pipe taps into a large natural gas deposit. So it's an eternal flame dedicated to no one in particular, no gas bill required.
 
2012-05-03 06:25:21 PM  

OtherLittleGuy: downstairs: [b.vimeocdn.com image 640x427]


[media.onsugar.com image 550x412]

/hot


Still hot:

img.photobucket.com
Circa 2007 if I remember correctly.
 
2012-05-03 06:28:33 PM  

JustTheTip: Around these parts there is a state park called "Flaming Geyser;" so named because of the pipe jutting from the ground with a flame above it. Evidently the pipe taps into a large natural gas deposit. So it's an eternal flame dedicated to no one in particular, no gas bill required.


Near Buffalo, NY, there is Eternal Flame Falls. There is a small natural gas emission behind a waterfall and if you light it it will stay lit for up to several hours (or possibly longer) depending on the local conditions (wind, snow, etc.).
 
2012-05-03 06:29:04 PM  
I've always wanted to have my picture taken roasting marshmallows in JFK's eternal flame....
 
2012-05-03 06:31:40 PM  
They passed a resolution that they didn't have to pay the gas company? Am I reading this right?

Gas company: You owe us money.
Cheap Slavs: Nuh-uh! We passed a resolution!

I think the gas company would be justified cutting all service to the city until the debt was paid.
 
2012-05-03 06:50:30 PM  

Tiiba: We Russians pronounce it Kirgizstan, which still has three consonants in a row, but is pronounceable. I don't know how they say it, but probably like that, too.

I once looked at Bulgarian, and they represent the sound "o" with a letter that in Russian makes a sound like "i" in "miss". (If memory doesn't fail me). That made some words look very odd.


Having been there 3 times, it's kirrrrrrgistan. rrrr.
 
2012-05-03 06:54:56 PM  

bdub77: Can you feel my heart beating, do you Kyrgyzstan


Perfect.
 
2012-05-03 07:03:46 PM  

JesusJuice: They passed a resolution that they didn't have to pay the gas company? Am I reading this right?

Gas company: You owe us money.
Cheap Slavs: Nuh-uh! We passed a resolution!

I think the gas company would be justified cutting all service to the city until the debt was paid.


In Kyrgyzstan the government would probably just seize the gas company.
 
2012-05-03 07:42:42 PM  

nekom: Perhaps Turkmenistan can help.


If not them, maybe they can ask Ubeki-beki-beki-stan
 
2012-05-03 08:12:36 PM  

Mock26: OtherLittleGuy: downstairs: [b.vimeocdn.com image 640x427]


[media.onsugar.com image 550x412]

/hot

Still hot:

[img.photobucket.com image 576x720]
Circa 2007 if I remember correctly.


I think a case could be made that she's hotter now than she was then.

/fappity fap fap
 
2012-05-03 08:35:02 PM  

Mr Guy: emersonbiggins: Does Kyrgyzstan even have the vowels to spare for an I.O.U.?

Think we have a winner, headline should have been: "Kyrgyzstan's eternal flame goes out because of unpaid gas bill, lack of vowels for IOU"


I have a late entry: *clears throat*

"Kyrgyzstan's eternal flame goes out because of unpaid gas bill, consonant tax"
 
2012-05-03 09:17:10 PM  

Mock26: JesusJuice: They passed a resolution that they didn't have to pay the gas company? Am I reading this right?

Gas company: You owe us money.
Cheap Slavs: Nuh-uh! We passed a resolution!

I think the gas company would be justified cutting all service to the city until the debt was paid.

In Kyrgyzstan the government would probably just seize the gas company.


They can't.

It's already owned by the national government.

/as should be all utilities
 
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