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2012-07-29 10:13:19 AM  

cman: Ya know, people could avoid this confusion by using the Anglicized German country name, Eastrich


Almost got myself trolled, asking you WTF you were talking about. IHNBT, YHL, HAND.
 
2012-07-29 10:14:53 AM  

offmymeds: [www.treeworld.info image 640x469]


Is the "people eat each other here" comment a reference to Pliny the Elder's Natural History, where he describes southern Africa as being inhabited by the Anthropophagi? (Or from one of his sources?)
 
2012-07-29 10:21:59 AM  

Irving Maimway: I can tell not many of my co workers read Fark, I try this and the Anne Frank one all the time and no one gets it.


Me to. There are a few other jokes of the same type I'll use a lot along with purposely mispronouncing a few words that I think sound funny. Some people probably think I'm about as smart as Jessica Simpson or her old boyfriend Nick Lay-cheese.
 
2012-07-29 10:25:56 AM  
i.imgur.com
 
2012-07-29 10:33:20 AM  

tillerman35: offmymeds: [www.treeworld.info image 640x469]

Is the "people eat each other here" comment a reference to Pliny the Elder's Natural History, where he describes southern Africa as being inhabited by the Anthropophagi? (Or from one of his sources?)


I realize Pliny the Elder lived a pretty damned long time ago and that we've learned a great deal about the world since then, but every time I read something that's been attributed to him I have to stop myself from wanting to invent time travel just to smack the ignorant out of him.

Also, I doubt that it's a reference to him in the image but more likely to 1700 - 1800's propaganda designed to dehumanize the people of Africa and help justify slavery.
 
2012-07-29 10:39:11 AM  
Didn't they also mess up Iran's map a few days ago?

It looks like the former Miss South Carolina found work.
 
2012-07-29 10:46:37 AM  
The picture of Jamie Dwyer is a picture of Bear Grylls as seen in this link.

Link
 
2012-07-29 11:11:54 AM  

Medic Zero: Lee Jackson Beauregard: Huck And Molly Ziegler: Hi, I'm Kurtzel, from Albania ... you know, down there between Georgia and Mississippi.

[upload.wikimedia.org image 500x500]

LOLwut?!

That image shows Albania in the Caucus region. Is that the joke? Albania is in the Balkans...


I believe that image is the Wikipedia map showing the location of the nation of Georgia.
 
2012-07-29 11:28:31 AM  

Rising_Zan_Samurai_Gunman: Medic Zero: Lee Jackson Beauregard: Huck And Molly Ziegler: Hi, I'm Kurtzel, from Albania ... you know, down there between Georgia and Mississippi.

[upload.wikimedia.org image 500x500]

LOLwut?!

That image shows Albania in the Caucus region. Is that the joke? Albania is in the Balkans...

I believe that image is the Wikipedia map showing the location of the nation of Georgia.


Ah, okay. That makes a sort of Farkish sense in the context of this thread and its memes. For some reason when I saw it I was thinking it was just Ossetia, and not Georgia + the disputed regions so it didn't click.

Thanks!
 
2012-07-29 11:34:05 AM  

G-Rot: \Given my impression of my fellow Americans though, I don't suspect it is.

Yeah, cause every 'Merican is dumb 'cept yew, right asshole?


Having worked customer service and tech support for major corporations covering the entirety of the Continental US, I'm going to say "yes".

Including yourself.

/Americans really are as dumb as those durned furriners think
//so very, very stupid...
 
2012-07-29 11:51:07 AM  

Kuroshin: G-Rot: \Given my impression of my fellow Americans though, I don't suspect it is.

Yeah, cause every 'Merican is dumb 'cept yew, right asshole?

Having worked customer service and tech support for major corporations covering the entirety of the Continental US, I'm going to say "yes".

Including yourself.

/Americans really are as dumb as those durned furriners think
//so very, very stupid...


Oh fark, a phone jockey thinks everyone else is stupid?

Color me shocked.
 
2012-07-29 12:43:04 PM  

G-Rot: \Given my impression of my fellow Americans though, I don't suspect it is.

Yeah, cause every 'Merican is dumb 'cept yew, right asshole?


Let me guess, you've never had to work with the general public, have you? Yes, most Americans are dumb as stumps.

/former National Park Service
 
2012-07-29 12:45:55 PM  

robotics500: The picture of Jamie Dwyer is a picture of Bear Grylls as seen in this link.

Link


That's what I thought the joke was at first as well. Didn't actually read the description of Australia until after reading the comments.

i.imgur.com
 
2012-07-29 12:48:29 PM  

ktybear: [tamhf.org.za image 600x400]

there you go :)


I come from a land down under....
/sorry, couldn't resist
 
2012-07-29 12:54:55 PM  

ktybear: [tizona.files.wordpress.com image 533x463]


I didn't know there were maps of Fourecks.
 
2012-07-29 01:03:29 PM  
 
2012-07-29 01:07:55 PM  
It's a ploy to distract us from how NBC cut the 7/7 tribute.
 
2012-07-29 01:26:25 PM  
alienbee.net
 
2012-07-29 03:05:26 PM  

Elvis Da King: Dallymo: Bathia_Mapes: Can anyone get a screenshot just in case it gets fixed? It would also be useful for anyone in a country that can't view the site.

Yep!

Got fixed.


Yep, that's why I asked for screenshots early on.
 
2012-07-29 03:16:24 PM  

Generation_D: cptjeff: G-Rot: \Given my impression of my fellow Americans though, I don't suspect it is.

Yeah, cause every 'Merican is dumb 'cept yew, right asshole?

I've worked in a position where I take calls from random citizens on the issues of the day. The average American is a moron.

You're a political market researcher? Why don't you farkING DIE IN A FIRE AND ROT IN HELL.

Of COURSE you talk to morons. Everyone else hangs up or has call blocking.


Nope. Not for a radio show either. It involved the US Government. People would call up the place where I worked to comment on an issue within our purview (or not- there was one guy I sent over to NASA's switchboard a few times, he kept calling with his idea on spacecraft designs. A theoretically mature adult.), and well, somebody has to take those calls.

Yes, there was self selection involved, but you got people who genuinely cared and thought they knew about the issue they were calling about, except for the odd person who called to ask a question, usually old people who didn't have or didn't know how to use the internet. But for the majority of callers, the job entailed listening politely, logging their call, and rolling your eyes.

And no, I really don't want to get more specific on exactly where I worked. I've commented on it before in various aspects, and I wouldn't be surprised if some have guessed it if they've read enough of my posts. But I doubt anyone cares enough to sleuth it out.
 
2012-07-29 03:20:08 PM  

ktybear: and yes, hubba hubba the new hurdler


Boy, did you screw that one up. Here is the proper link for the sexytime hurdler.

/You're welcome

//Who links to a 6 minute VIDEO (implies moving images) of a static photo which also has the audacity to have a link to, "view the full video"...honestly.
 
2012-07-29 03:34:14 PM  
STREWTH!!!
 
2012-07-29 03:40:57 PM  
Fix't

The world's sixth-largest nation in area and the smallest of the seven continents. Located in the Southern Hemisphere between the Indian and Pacific Oceans.
 
2012-07-29 04:20:09 PM  

Arcturus72: Lenny_da_Hog: G-Rot: \Given my impression of my fellow Americans though, I don't suspect it is.

Yeah, cause every 'Merican is dumb 'cept yew, right asshole?

We've been gutting education for three decades. It's not a stretch.

I have to agree with Lenny...

Here in this nuthouse called Flori-duh, It seems lately, that when in the "boom times" of the housing market, the schools were the absolute last place to get any cut of the tax money and such rolling in... Now that the housing market went to hell, the first place they started cutting funds was from the schools...

Then, on top of all that, most teachers haven't gotten a raise in 4-6 years, but the payscale has gone up sort of normally... So now, a starting teacher has the potential to be making more than a teacher that has been working for 6 years or so... So why stick around?

See why it's not much of a stretch?


North Cuba doesn't count.
 
2012-07-29 04:23:19 PM  

hbalien: What the fark is a Bight?


A bight
upload.wikimedia.org

/hot like Australia in the 40's
//heh
 
2012-07-29 04:44:39 PM  

detroitdoesntsuckthatbad: Quinn on a piano


lh3.googleusercontent.com
 
2012-07-29 06:31:02 PM  

Sock Ruh Tease: Thanks NBC for keeping us infromed.


How is babby infromed?
 
2012-07-29 06:40:50 PM  

cryinoutloud: What are you on aboat?


Why yes, I am. Thank you for asking.

deepseanews.com
 
2012-07-29 07:55:16 PM  

Bathia_Mapes: sithon: can't see it on canada . what is it?

And below all that it says:

Located in central Europe, bordered to the north by Germany and the Czech Republic, to the west by Switzerland and Liechtenstein, to the south by Italy and Slovenia, and to the east by Hungary and Slovakia. Is primarily mountainous with the Alps and foothills covering the western and southern provinces.


Funny, the page I see says "The world's sixth-largest nation in area and the smallest of the seven continents. Located in the Southern Hemisphere between the Indian and Pacific Oceans." Did they fix it already?
 
2012-07-29 09:20:43 PM  
NBC continues to go for the gold silver bronze participant ribbon in Olympic coverage.
 
2012-07-29 09:43:11 PM  

pciszek: Bathia_Mapes: sithon: can't see it on canada . what is it?

And below all that it says:

Located in central Europe, bordered to the north by Germany and the Czech Republic, to the west by Switzerland and Liechtenstein, to the south by Italy and Slovenia, and to the east by Hungary and Slovakia. Is primarily mountainous with the Alps and foothills covering the western and southern provinces.

Funny, the page I see says "The world's sixth-largest nation in area and the smallest of the seven continents. Located in the Southern Hemisphere between the Indian and Pacific Oceans." Did they fix it already?


Yeah, they did. That's why I requested screenshots be posted in the thread since it was only a matter of time before they fixed it.
 
2012-07-29 11:24:21 PM  

Feelgood9000: robotics500: The picture of Jamie Dwyer is a picture of Bear Grylls as seen in this link.

Link

That's what I thought the joke was at first as well. Didn't actually read the description of Australia until after reading the comments.


Yeah, the "home" description has been fixed when I saw it, but Bear Grylls' mug was still there. More 'heh' than LOL though.
 
2012-07-29 11:40:42 PM  

Generation_D: cptjeff: I've worked in a position where I take calls from random citizens on the issues of the day. The average American is a moron.

You're a political market researcher? Why don't you farkING DIE IN A FIRE AND ROT IN HELL.

Of COURSE you talk to morons. Everyone else hangs up or has call blocking.




"take calls from" != "make calls to"
 
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