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(New York Magazine)   NY Times reporter on Mitt's plane-window gaffe: "Romney was joking". Rest of the media: Fark it, the story's too good to check and it's staying that way far as we're concerned   (nymag.com) divider line 31
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2012-09-26 11:48:02 AM
4 votes:
Planes should come with tie-downs on the roof for pet carriers, too
2012-09-26 10:34:27 AM
4 votes:

Mugato: "My wife just had a near death experience on a plane, it's time to work in some new material!"


"Take my wife... plane."
2012-09-26 10:44:44 AM
3 votes:
Campaign. Tanking. Hard.
2012-09-26 05:03:20 PM
2 votes:

AkaDad: I don't think Romney's software is sophisticated enough to pull off real-time joke making.


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no, i'm very sure that you open with the punch-line, then explain until the laughter commences. very sure.
2012-09-26 01:57:59 PM
2 votes:
Fark is going to be awesome after Romney wins the election.
2012-09-26 11:14:38 AM
2 votes:
All you need to know about the enthusiasm gap between Palin in '08 and Romney in '12 is that his fans didn't rush to Wikipedia to edit the entry on airplanes to include the line "aerospace engineers agree that a superior subsonic airliner design would include window cranks at every seat...for safety."
2012-09-26 10:51:24 AM
2 votes:

GAT_00: Even Dennis Miller tells funnier jokes today than that.


Hey now, let's not say things we can't take back.
2012-09-26 10:51:09 AM
2 votes:
Romney said. "When you have a fire in an aircraft, there's no place to go, exactly, there's no - and you can't find any oxygen from outside the aircraft to get in the aircraft, because the windows don't open. I don't know why they don't do that. It's a real problem...I don't know how the rest goes but basically Ann's mom is a whore"
2012-09-26 10:45:18 AM
2 votes:

Angry Drunk Bureaucrat: Mugato: "My wife just had a near death experience on a plane, it's time to work in some new material!"

"Take my wife... plane."


"So I says to the doctor I says, 'what about my wife?' the doctor says, 'she has Multiple sclerosis, it's very sensitive to stress, you'd better not expose her to any stressful situations like public appearances, you should take care of her, she's your wife'. So I says, 'do you have a second opinion?' and the doctor says, 'yeah. she's also about to die in a plane crash!' ...So I finally got to use that joke!"
2012-09-26 10:42:00 AM
2 votes:
Fire. Hypoxia. Bad.
2012-09-26 04:47:36 PM
1 votes:
Wouldn't be the first time Romney underestimated the strain of wind speed...
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...right, Seamus?
2012-09-26 03:40:45 PM
1 votes:
Oh, mister "didn't build that" was taken out of context. Let me get my violin.
2012-09-26 03:34:43 PM
1 votes:

Animatronik: the decline and collapse of the Democratic Party's Americo-socialist welfare state continues unabated


"Ooh, how exciting!"

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2012-09-26 03:26:22 PM
1 votes:

Animatronik: As the decline and collapse of the Democratic Party's Americo-socialist welfare state continues unabated, we'll continue to see lots of news articles and threads devoted to bullshiat like this- makes for a great distraction during election season.

Its an open question as to what Romney would accomplish but its a virtual certainty that your guy is making things much worse.


And by virtual certainty, you mean "an hallucination shared only by over 50-white, scared, racist males, who don't have a college education"
2012-09-26 03:16:37 PM
1 votes:
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2012-09-26 03:10:58 PM
1 votes:
The left wing news outlets have really overplayed their hand in supporting Obama this cycle, and its just going to cut their viewership down even more...
2012-09-26 03:00:31 PM
1 votes:

MFL: This reminds me of that whole Ryan "stench" story in Politco was a satire


There's still no evidence that it was satirical. Satire requires that the subject matter be completely ludicrous so as to make it amusing.
2012-09-26 02:54:52 PM
1 votes:

RedPhoenix122: Gyrfalcon: AK's and RPGs, or pitchforks and torches?

Eggs and Toilet Paper


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Pork chopsh, and appleshaushe.
2012-09-26 02:50:06 PM
1 votes:

Citrate1007: You don't get do-overs as President.


Funny, because isn't that all Obama is running on?
2012-09-26 02:24:24 PM
1 votes:

1nsanilicious: My "ironic" meter asploded when came into this thread seeing people frequently post poor tasteless jokes at the expense of others misfortunes, outraged and claiming moral high ground over someone acting just like they do.

Now that you are have taken the position of moral high ground I look forward to the "well I don't have to take the moral high ground (and you have in your reticent posts) because I'm not running for office" defense.


You appear to have just won a small debate with yourself. What's that like?
2012-09-26 02:23:18 PM
1 votes:

someonelse: o be fair, the camera doesn't show the crowd and the audio doesn't pick much up.


They're audible closer to the beginning when they are cheering(Or whatever we call it) when he mentions that he's glad she's alive. You can hear the crowd there, but apparently not when all 1,000 people are "laughing"? It's this stupid retroactive crap again that annoys me.

The real question is, WTF is Egg wearing there?

Hmmm, if I recall correctly, this is right after she got off the plane. I think when she rolled down the window, there was a bird strike. Best I can guess.
2012-09-26 02:13:52 PM
1 votes:
Seriously, picking om Mitt for this is like making fun of a Ford Pinto because the word 'cigarette' on the dash lighter is misspelled.
2012-09-26 02:10:20 PM
1 votes:

Mikey1969: get Romney's dick out of your mouth, subby, he's never going to reciprocate.


Well, now, don't say "never":

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2012-09-26 02:08:18 PM
1 votes:

Anenu: 1. It has to be funny to be a joke


Since when? This site is FULL of jokes that aren't funny. I make at least 10 a day. AT LEAST.
2012-09-26 02:05:37 PM
1 votes:
Don't joke about aviation safety, son. It's no laughing matter.

Also, don't do it in an airport, it might be a federal crime.
2012-09-26 01:33:58 PM
1 votes:

GAT_00: Even Dennis Miller tells funnier jokes today than that.


Citation needed.
2012-09-26 12:49:00 PM
1 votes:
2012-09-26 10:55:12 AM
1 votes:
"When you have a fire in an aircraft, there's no place to go, exactly, there's no - and you can't find any oxygen from outside the aircraft to get in the aircraft, because the windows don't open. I don't know why they don't do that. It's a real problem,"

It could have passed for a joke until the 'its a real problem' part. Why would he make a joke and then add "I'm not joking, it's a real problem" on to the end of it?

Also, he wants to add oxygen to a fire. Truly, he has a dizzying intellect.
2012-09-26 10:41:09 AM
1 votes:

eraser8: I mean, who the hell jokes about his wife's plane being forced into an emergency landing because of a smoke-filled cabin?


Lots of people in politics and journalism have a really dark sense of humor. And then there's the old-money stiff-upper-lip phenomenon - yes, your spouse may have just escaped having their leg chewed off by a lion and she may be totally freaked out herself, but it would be bad form to sound any more distressed than "I say, Mortimer - that cat was feeling a bit peckish, wasn't he?"

Either that or his handlers are spurring Romney to find his inner Calvin Coolidge.

WTF Indeed: Is it Romney's inability to deliver a joke or the presses inability to write stories about important topics?


Both.

vpb: It was New York magazine, not the NYT.


The Los Angeles Times story that relayed Romney's airplane remark to the world was based off a pool report written by the New York Times's Ashley Parker. When we asked Parker this morning whether it seemed as if Romney made the mark in jest, she left no doubt. "Romney was joking," she e-mailed.


Reading comprehension. Now you has it.
vpb [TotalFark]
2012-09-26 10:31:33 AM
1 votes:
It was New York magazine, not the NYT.

Romney is a crappy comedian if that was a joke. He went on for a bit about getting oxygen into the plane, so I can see why people think he was serious.
2012-09-26 10:31:15 AM
1 votes:
Is it Romney's inability to deliver a joke or the presses inability to write stories about important topics?
 
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