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2012-08-28 11:34:21 AM  
Pirate attacks cause snowfall?

/eh?
 
2012-08-28 12:17:58 PM  
I'll start worrying when I'm holed up in a large metropolitan library with a bunch of B-actors hoping to be rescued by Dennis Quaid.
 
2012-08-28 12:21:39 PM  
Does anyone even read the shiat they greenlight anymore?
 
2012-08-28 12:21:58 PM  
Ramen
 
2012-08-28 12:23:00 PM  
Even with the chart this headline doesn't make any sense.
 
2012-08-28 12:23:24 PM  

Blues_X: Does anyone even read the shiat they greenlight anymore?


No.
 
2012-08-28 12:23:31 PM  
Dumb
 
2012-08-28 12:23:32 PM  
Because the Pirates are going to be in the MLB Playoffs, we can look forward to Snowmageddon?
 
2012-08-28 12:24:15 PM  

SecretAgentWoman: Pirate attacks cause snowfall?

/eh?


I thought it was the lack of piracy that caused global warming.
 
2012-08-28 12:24:38 PM  
i985.photobucket.com

Trying again..
 
2012-08-28 12:25:03 PM  
wat
 
2012-08-28 12:25:06 PM  
Yeah, subby got it backwards. Less Pirates = More Global Warming.
 
2012-08-28 12:25:48 PM  
i.qkme.me
 
2012-08-28 12:25:56 PM  
Its the sleet tornados that I can't stand.
 
2012-08-28 12:26:49 PM  
ARRRRRRRRR! You ready to shovel, kids?
 
2012-08-28 12:28:16 PM  
farm3.staticflickr.com
 
2012-08-28 12:28:23 PM  
I hope so, we only got a quick little dusting this past winter. I need at least one good snow each year to make my life more enjoyable. Just makes everything feel Clean, I dunno.
 
2012-08-28 12:28:31 PM  
This is the only thing recently about more snow than average being predicted this winter -- and it's only about Michigan. Your welcome for the link.
 
2012-08-28 12:29:37 PM  
I guess we're all getting blankets for Arbor Day then.

/The purple machine only numbers the street
//Pinch hitters and telephones, maybe
 
2012-08-28 12:29:41 PM  

MAYORBOB: This is the only thing recently about more snow than average being predicted this winter -- and it's only about Michigan. Your welcome for the link.


Screw you and your troll threadjacking.
 
2012-08-28 12:31:06 PM  
imagemacros.files.wordpress.com
 
2012-08-28 12:31:57 PM  

CapeFearCadaver: I hope so, we only got a quick little dusting this past winter. I need at least one good snow each year to make my life more enjoyable. Just makes everything feel Clean, I dunno.


Nothing quite so clean as the day after a good snow....
1.bp.blogspot.com
 
2012-08-28 12:33:02 PM  

KiplingKat872: Yeah, subby got it backwards. Less Pirates = More Global Warming.


I think subby is saying that the large number of pirates in TFA indicates there's less global warming, hence a more snowy winter. Which of course doesn't make sense either, but WTF do I know.
 
2012-08-28 12:33:48 PM  

aninconvenienterection: CapeFearCadaver: I hope so, we only got a quick little dusting this past winter. I need at least one good snow each year to make my life more enjoyable. Just makes everything feel Clean, I dunno.

Nothing quite so clean as the day after a good snow....
[1.bp.blogspot.com image 500x375]


Yeah, well... at the time it sure is nice...
 
2012-08-28 12:35:37 PM  
its driving me nuts
 
2012-08-28 12:38:41 PM  
penis
 
2012-08-28 12:38:54 PM  
I was hoping for The Snowpocalypse™
 
2012-08-28 12:39:03 PM  
I don't care about the snow. I just some freezing temperatures. Didn't get to pond skate ONCE last year.

*reads article*


Okay. That's all summed up nicely.
 
2012-08-28 12:40:35 PM  
coltmonday.files.wordpress.com
 
2012-08-28 12:42:43 PM  

MAYORBOB: Because the Pirates are going to be in the MLB Playoffs-


HAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!

Oh, how cute. Someone who actually thinks that the Buccos will make the playoffs. Oh, sure, to the casual observer, it might have looked like they might have finally turned things around after 20 years, but we natives know that it was just enough effort to get another 20 years of people saying, "This is it! This is our year!"


gopher321: I'll start worrying when I'm holed up in a large metropolitan library with a bunch of B-actors hoping to be rescued by Dennis Quaid.


Find the nearest dog and cling to it. Emmerich never kills the dog.
 
2012-08-28 12:44:29 PM  
Later on, you'll perspire,
As I drill you by the fire,
The head that you gave,
Sure is one of my faves,
Farkin' in a winter wonderland!

/aaaarrrrghhhh, me maties!
 
2012-08-28 12:44:57 PM  

KiplingKat872: Yeah, subby got it backwards. Less Pirates = More Global Warming.


Somalia is doing it's part to lower global warming.
 
2012-08-28 12:46:41 PM  

CapeFearCadaver: I hope so, we only got a quick little dusting this past winter. I need at least one good snow each year to make my life more enjoyable. Just makes everything feel Clean, I dunno.


Yeah, here in New England, we got Snothing.
 
2012-08-28 12:48:52 PM  
Yarrr.
 
2012-08-28 12:49:41 PM  
 
2012-08-28 12:50:08 PM  
Ski season was a challenge last year so it will be nice to see the return of the big snow.
//then the media sissy whining will commence but I won't care as I will be in Jackson Hole laughing at them.
 
2012-08-28 12:54:18 PM  

CarnySaur: CapeFearCadaver: I hope so, we only got a quick little dusting this past winter. I need at least one good snow each year to make my life more enjoyable. Just makes everything feel Clean, I dunno.

Yeah, here in New England, we got Snothing.


The year before that however hit this New Englander's snow quota for some time. Two feet a week for two months tends to get to you after a while.
 
2012-08-28 12:54:38 PM  
noodly appendages all All I say!
 
2012-08-28 12:55:11 PM  
We had virtually 0 snow last year, sheeet, the leaves here are already turning colors and falling.
 
2012-08-28 12:57:19 PM  
Get ready for more SnowMarmmageddon this winter

resources0.news.com.au
 
2012-08-28 12:57:26 PM  

CapeFearCadaver: I hope so, we only got a quick little dusting this past winter. I need at least one good snow each year to make my life more enjoyable. Just makes everything feel Clean, I dunno.


It looks nice for like an hour, then the snow gets gross and brown and refuses to melt. Then you are left with giant piles of dirty muddy snow that stick around for days or weeks.
 
2012-08-28 01:00:46 PM  
www.torontorealtyblog.com
 
2012-08-28 01:01:38 PM  
So for anyone who didn't understand the headline, pirates in Togo captured some Russian sailors, which means the Russians will have ToGo to war over oil which causes global warming so now we have to go to war with them which means nuclear war which means nuclear winter which means a cold apocalypse as all life on earth is extinguished in a freezing, snowy Armageddon.

It's almost like people don't understand headlines anymore, jeez.
 
2012-08-28 01:03:29 PM  
But how cold does it get on International Talk Like A Pirate Day???

/personally, it makes me timbers shiver...
 
2012-08-28 01:05:11 PM  

LeroyBourne: We had virtually 0 snow last year, sheeet, the leaves here are already turning colors and falling.


Did an astronaut recently move into your neighborhood?

/Riding their space buggies, blasting the theme to 2001: A Space Odyssey
 
2012-08-28 01:09:23 PM  

CapeFearCadaver: aninconvenienterection: CapeFearCadaver: I hope so, we only got a quick little dusting this past winter. I need at least one good snow each year to make my life more enjoyable. Just makes everything feel Clean, I dunno.

Nothing quite so clean as the day after a good snow....
[1.bp.blogspot.com image 500x375]

Yeah, well... at the time it sure is nice...


It is. I am a Mainer who now lives in Mass so I have lost the correct snow perspective. What once was a nice, earth-covering blanket of warming white goodness is now a "Shut. Down. Everything" level event.
 
2012-08-28 01:09:43 PM  

toraque: So for anyone who didn't understand the headline, pirates in Togo captured some Russian sailors, which means the Russians will have ToGo to war over oil which causes global warming so now we have to go to war with them which means nuclear war which means nuclear winter which means a cold apocalypse as all life on earth is extinguished in a freezing, snowy Armageddon.

It's almost like people don't understand headlines anymore, jeez.


So what you're saying is then the gorillas will die.
 
2012-08-28 01:25:15 PM  
We had virtually 0 snow last year, sheeet, the leaves here are already turning colors and falling.

sadly that's due to the drought, your trees are either going dormant early (hope so) or they are dying.
 
2012-08-28 01:26:36 PM  

aninconvenienterection: It is. I am a Mainer who now lives in Mass so I have lost the correct snow perspective. What once was a nice, earth-covering blanket of warming white goodness is now a "Shut. Down. Everything" level event.


I'm in NC, we're lucky if we get one or two decent snowfalls a year... last year snothing, as CarnySaur termed.

If there's a forecast for good snow, I make sure I get Kraken's Black Rum, a bag of apples and Real™ butter... make homemade spiced apple cider, listen to black metal and smoke a cigar in the whiteness. It's perfection.
 
2012-08-28 01:30:36 PM  

MAYORBOB: Because the Pirates are going to be in the MLB Playoffs, we can look forward to Snowmageddon?


I don't know... They've been sucky as of late.
 
2012-08-28 01:32:15 PM  
PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE SNOW

Last winter sucked and after the area was beaten to hell by Irene... If it doesn't snow we'll be suckin
 
2012-08-28 01:37:37 PM  
Just mounted up my new Dynafits, skins reglued, skis waxed. The ski movies are just starting to come out. Heres hoping for a good season this year.
 
2012-08-28 01:41:12 PM  
One Greek oil tanker covered with Russian Togo please.
 
2012-08-28 01:41:22 PM  
I wish I could be as bad at my job as meteorologists are and still have a job...

Link
 
2012-08-28 01:49:16 PM  

aninconvenienterection: CapeFearCadaver: aninconvenienterection: CapeFearCadaver: I hope so, we only got a quick little dusting this past winter. I need at least one good snow each year to make my life more enjoyable. Just makes everything feel Clean, I dunno.

Nothing quite so clean as the day after a good snow....
[1.bp.blogspot.com image 500x375]

Yeah, well... at the time it sure is nice...

It is. I am a Mainer who now lives in Mass so I have lost the correct snow perspective. What once was a nice, earth-covering blanket of warming white goodness is now a "Shut. Down. Everything" level event.


i moved from northwest iowa to texas. my first week here it snowed 4 inches and school was canceled for AN ENTIRE WEEK. i'm not joking when i say i have walked to school in snow deeper than that.
 
2012-08-28 01:51:02 PM  
Last year in my area (Washington Cascades), "Snowtterdammerung" seemed to catch on.

The Snow End Of All Things... two feet of powder with two inches of solid ice on top that shattered half the broadleafs in the forest and knocked out power for a hair under a week. Seemed apropos.
 
2012-08-28 01:58:11 PM  

omgbears: I wish I could be as bad at my job as meteorologists are and still have a job...

Link


You missed this from the FA:

According AccuWeather.com's forecast,

At that point, you should have stopped reading. Accuweather doesn't have real meteorologists. Their accuracy has always been horrible. They sell weather report scripts and sensationalist weather "news" to radio and TV stations, newspapers and BS websites. That's all the do.
 
2012-08-28 02:01:22 PM  
From the same people who have predicted horrible hurricane seasons for the last few years, yes?
 
2012-08-28 02:05:41 PM  
No booty for you, one year!
 
2012-08-28 02:06:46 PM  
2.bp.blogspot.com

Hey guys, I think I found the connection.
 
2012-08-28 02:16:14 PM  
i.chzbgr.com
 
2012-08-28 02:29:06 PM  
I might have to venture trans-Atlantic this year to Whistler/Blackcomb, it looks great on Vimeo
 
2012-08-28 02:30:06 PM  

CapeFearCadaver: aninconvenienterection: It is. I am a Mainer who now lives in Mass so I have lost the correct snow perspective. What once was a nice, earth-covering blanket of warming white goodness is now a "Shut. Down. Everything" level event.

I'm in NC, we're lucky if we get one or two decent snowfalls a year... last year snothing, as CarnySaur termed.

If there's a forecast for good snow, I make sure I get Kraken's Black Rum, a bag of apples and Real™ butter... make homemade spiced apple cider, listen to black metal and smoke a cigar in the whiteness. It's perfection.


That is a proper way to enjoy a snowstorm.
 
2012-08-28 02:37:03 PM  

hogans: [2.bp.blogspot.com image 350x475]

Hey guys, I think I found the connection.


Space herpes?
 
2012-08-28 02:38:33 PM  

coscausticevil: aninconvenienterection: CapeFearCadaver: aninconvenienterection: CapeFearCadaver: I hope so, we only got a quick little dusting this past winter. I need at least one good snow each year to make my life more enjoyable. Just makes everything feel Clean, I dunno.

Nothing quite so clean as the day after a good snow....
[1.bp.blogspot.com image 500x375]

Yeah, well... at the time it sure is nice...

It is. I am a Mainer who now lives in Mass so I have lost the correct snow perspective. What once was a nice, earth-covering blanket of warming white goodness is now a "Shut. Down. Everything" level event.

i moved from northwest iowa to texas. my first week here it snowed 4 inches and school was canceled for AN ENTIRE WEEK. i'm not joking when i say i have walked to school in snow deeper than that.


Now that is funny.

The two major problems we have here in MA when it snows are the traffic (already bad, just gets much worse) and the power outages. I have lived here for 15 years and every year the same thing happens- trees grow taller, branches get heavy with snow and ice and the power lines come down. You would think the spring, summer and fall would be enough time to trim the old trees and overhanging branches back. But no, tree-lined lanes are so quaint!

When the power goes out I just fire up the little Honeywell 3000W generator and ride it out in my cocoon. Except those times when the interwebs goes out too. Those are the stabby times.

I am sure this year will be different though.
 
2012-08-28 02:43:27 PM  

Snowmageddon


I'd like to propose SNOWMAHGERD.
 
2012-08-28 02:45:12 PM  
Quick, to the boats. We have to stop the pirates from causing snow
 
2012-08-28 02:46:46 PM  
i141.photobucket.com
 
2012-08-28 03:05:59 PM  
CapeFearCadaver:

If there's a forecast for good snow, I make sure I get Kraken's Black Rum, a bag of apples and Real™ butter... make homemade spiced apple cider, listen to black metal and smoke a cigar in the whiteness. It's perfection.


This sounds great! I've never made cider, got any tips or recipes? Your whole plan sounds awesome, but I can figure out the other two.
 
2012-08-28 03:08:08 PM  
Weidbrewer 2012-08-28 12:42:43 PM

MAYORBOB: Because the Pirates are going to be in the MLB Playoffs-

HAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!

Oh, how cute. Someone who actually thinks that the Buccos will make the playoffs. Oh, sure, to the casual observer, it might have looked like they might have finally turned things around after 20 years, but we natives know that it was just enough effort to get another 20 years of people saying, "This is it! This is our year!"


C'mon, man. Mocking Pirate fans is kinda like making fun of kids in the hospital.
 
2012-08-28 03:16:12 PM  

Blues_X: Does anyone even read the shiat they greenlight anymore?


benfry.com
 
2012-08-28 03:19:05 PM  

doubled99: C'mon, man. Mocking Pirate fans is kinda like making fun of kids in the hospital.


Click my name, view profile, specifically my city, then revisit comment.
 
2012-08-28 03:48:40 PM  

Sir Digby: CapeFearCadaver:

If there's a forecast for good snow, I make sure I get Kraken's Black Rum, a bag of apples and Real™ butter... make homemade spiced apple cider, listen to black metal and smoke a cigar in the whiteness. It's perfection.


This sounds great! I've never made cider, got any tips or recipes? Your whole plan sounds awesome, but I can figure out the other two.


Not really a recipe, per say... just what I've developed through the years: in your pot, throw some cinnamon sticks, cloves, ginger root, etc in a little bit of walnut oil... let those start steaming then pull off heat. I use a whole bag of smallish red apples, peel and core and half, put in pot with spices, fill with cold water so their just covered, and then get to a boil. Then reduce heat and let simmer for about an hour, uncovered. After that I mash what's left of the apples, add a generous amount of 1/2 white sugar & 1/2 brown sugar, add more water to make consistency feel 'right'... let simmer for another hour stirring and mashing a lot. Once done I strain the dregs of spices and pulp (squeeze that pulp, good stuff, there) and put in new container. Add generous amounts of Kraken's Black Rum, pour in an old-school beer mug (preferably one with a metal lid), and add about a teaspoon of real™ butter and a stick of cinnamon.

Put on some Immortal, light up an Onyx and you're ready to go!
 
2012-08-28 04:07:41 PM  
Yeah last winter sucked. I want a snowday from work those are always fun. Plus it will help kill off some of the insect larva this summer has been buggy
 
2012-08-28 04:15:20 PM  
They said this in my area last year too, and the only "snow day" the kiddies got was for heat, back in the first week of school. There was no significant snowfall whatsoever.

Granted, that's a sample size of one, which isn't really enough to discredit forecasters or anything, but I do hope it's at least understandable why I'd take warnings this year with a grain of salt.
 
2012-08-28 04:20:41 PM  
FSM references aside, I just wanna know how an oil tanker escapes a naval vessel.

I mean, sure, Togo's only got a few small patrol boats, but they can easily do more than the 15 knots of an oil tanker, and surely Togo's bigger neighbors' navies would love to get in on some anti-pirate action during a summit on the matter. What gives, Togo?
 
2012-08-28 04:30:26 PM  
I think someone got the links mixed up when they copied and pasted this from reddit
 
2012-08-28 05:28:28 PM  
Blizznarok.


/Stolen from a friend... who also probably stole it.
 
2012-08-28 05:57:25 PM  
I will gladly take snow every Friday afternoon. Thanks.
 
2012-08-28 06:27:16 PM  
Bullshiat. I'm thinking of disconnecting the Subaru's AWD. Don't need it no more.
 
2012-08-28 06:41:59 PM  

Blues_X: Does anyone even read the shiat they greenlight anymore?


Trust me, there's a very famous graphic somewhere that almost makes this make sense. Very famous.
 
2012-08-28 09:23:16 PM  

trappedspirit: Blues_X: Does anyone even read the shiat they greenlight anymore?

Trust me, there's a very famous graphic somewhere that almost makes this make sense. Very famous.


Yeah. I'm sure I saw it at least once today myself.
 
2012-08-28 09:40:52 PM  
The article and headline may be unrelated, but I'm hearing the headline may not be inaccurate this year. Get ready everyone else in the northeast, for Snowmageddon 2: Electric Boogaloo.
 
2012-08-28 11:14:03 PM  
C'MON SNOW! I'm ready to go skiing. Last year's ski season was a bust, so I hoping for snowmageddon and some good skiing.
 
2012-08-29 08:51:18 AM  
clearly the submitter was a paid fark member. this is the only way threads get put on the non subscriber board.

way to go mitt, proving once again that you will screw everyone not paying you
 
2012-08-29 02:05:01 PM  

CapeFearCadaver: Sir Digby: CapeFearCadaver:

If there's a forecast for good snow, I make sure I get Kraken's Black Rum, a bag of apples and Real™ butter... make homemade spiced apple cider, listen to black metal and smoke a cigar in the whiteness. It's perfection.


This sounds great! I've never made cider, got any tips or recipes? Your whole plan sounds awesome, but I can figure out the other two.

Not really a recipe, per say... just what I've developed through the years: in your pot, throw some cinnamon sticks, cloves, ginger root, etc in a little bit of walnut oil... let those start steaming then pull off heat. I use a whole bag of smallish red apples, peel and core and half, put in pot with spices, fill with cold water so their just covered, and then get to a boil. Then reduce heat and let simmer for about an hour, uncovered. After that I mash what's left of the apples, add a generous amount of 1/2 white sugar & 1/2 brown sugar, add more water to make consistency feel 'right'... let simmer for another hour stirring and mashing a lot. Once done I strain the dregs of spices and pulp (squeeze that pulp, good stuff, there) and put in new container. Add generous amounts of Kraken's Black Rum, pour in an old-school beer mug (preferably one with a metal lid), and add about a teaspoon of real™ butter and a stick of cinnamon.

Put on some Immortal, light up an Onyx and you're ready to go!


That sounds perfect. Thanks for taking the time to write all that out!
 
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