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2012-11-27 02:54:23 PM

SirEattonHogg: To be honest, the quality of the articles of People's Daily has gone done over the years.

I only read it for the daily "Worker and Parasite" comics. Oh and their crosswords are pretty good as well.


I am trying to picture how a Chinese crossword puzzle would work. Isn't it pretty much one character = one word? I'm seeing sort of a twist on a Magic Eye puzzle with a word find built in.
 
2012-11-27 02:58:42 PM

Evil High Priest: MassAsster: Does sarcasm not exist in other languages?

/not being sarcastic
//no, really

Someone is literally going to lose their head over this. Literally.


I was literally thinking the same thing

/not literally, but close...
 
2012-11-27 02:59:27 PM

doczoidberg: OK, I've been on Fark for about eight years now, and I don't get the boobies thing.
Can someone explain?


Whenever you type "boobies", the filter changes it to "boobies" and puts the time stamp on it for a couple of days later so the post can never be boobies.
 
2012-11-27 03:00:15 PM

ggecko: I find it funny how several MSM websites now are making fun of this, how China got hoaxed.

Yet, daily, our MSM gets hoaxed by things exactly like this.


But it's ok for you to make fun, because you've never been hoaxed.
 
2012-11-27 03:03:03 PM
Vaginas
 
2012-11-27 03:04:42 PM

Joe Peanut: Whenever you type "boobies", the filter changes it to "boobies"


The first rule of Boobies Club is: You do not talk about Boobies Club.
 
2012-11-27 03:07:48 PM

nytmare: But it's ok for you to make fun, because you've never been hoaxed.


I usually have the reverse problem, where I read a real headline/article and foolishly assume it had to be satire because the premise of the story and the people involved seem so idiotic.
 
2012-11-27 03:08:01 PM
Dictatorships, and the people in them, are notorious for their incomprehension of irony and sarcasm.
 
2012-11-27 03:09:33 PM

Mrs.Sharpier: MadCat221: obamadidcoke:

Anyhoo... Is it typical for korean men to have a somewhat chubby face? PSY has a face shaped kinda like that too.

You stupid or somethin'?


Yeah, everyone knows Kim and Psy are the same person
 
2012-11-27 03:10:36 PM
Ha ha! Clintoned in the boobies!
 
2012-11-27 03:18:02 PM

SkunkWerks: Joe Peanut: Whenever you type "boobies", the filter changes it to "boobies"

The first rule of Boobies Club is: You do not talk about Boobies Club.


I was attacked by the boobies filter a couple weeks ago. It was hilarious and confusing all at the same time.
 
2012-11-27 03:21:04 PM
media.zenfs.comwww.droidforums.net
 
2012-11-27 03:27:16 PM
Wait...doesn't the boobies filter automatically timestamp the post in the future, so it's perpetually at the end of the thread?
 
2012-11-27 03:27:58 PM

Fark Rye For Many Whores: [media.zenfs.com image 630x420][www.droidforums.net image 251x251]


Jesus...someone actually got a photo of Butthead?
 
2012-11-27 03:29:42 PM
Technically the People's Daily story is accurate.

It states that the Onion declared Mr. Kim to be the sexiest man alive, which is true.
 
2012-11-27 03:38:05 PM

Gaseous Anomaly: Technically the People's Daily story is accurate.

It states that the Onion declared Mr. Kim to be the sexiest man alive, which is true.


But it congratulated him for it, when the proper response is to point and laugh.
 
2012-11-27 03:43:55 PM

buckler: Gaseous Anomaly: Technically the People's Daily story is accurate.

It states that the Onion declared Mr. Kim to be the sexiest man alive, which is true.

But it congratulated him for it, when the proper response is to point and laugh.


Maybe they are (in their own way) being satirical?

I mean, maybe the writers KNOW it is a joke, and are betting that the "powers that be" don't know it is a joke. So this is the only way they can poke fun at him.... and if they get caught they can just feign ignorance.

So subversive :-)
 
2012-11-27 03:44:16 PM

MadCat221: obamadidcoke: Boobies

You signed up in '09. You should know about that filter by now.


Had he actually triggered the filter, his comment would not be the first one. You signed up in '01, you should know that by now.
 
2012-11-27 03:45:21 PM

Gaseous Anomaly: Technically the People's Daily story is accurate.

It states that the Onion declared Mr. Kim to be the sexiest man alive, which is true.


Not only that, but the jokes on us because the readership will actually believe it. Sort of how middle eastern's can't grasp he concept that the US govt didn't have the power to stop that one dude's movie from getting published.

It'd be like if you had a PETA magazine distributed to PETA members, and they reprinted an onion article about a NYC firefighter being given the key to the city because he rescued 300 cats. The PETA members will gobble that shiat up, just like any other semi-extremist self-promoting propaganda.
 
2012-11-27 03:52:22 PM
No, they really mean it. What woman can resist a pudgy dude dress up in a 1960s era Bond villain suit?
 
2012-11-27 03:57:21 PM
I suspect there's some reverse trolling happening here. Leverse tlorring.

/thatsracist.jpg
 
2012-11-27 03:57:57 PM

nickerj1: Gaseous Anomaly: Technically the People's Daily story is accurate.

It states that the Onion declared Mr. Kim to be the sexiest man alive, which is true.

Not only that, but the jokes on us because the readership will actually believe it. Sort of how middle eastern's can't grasp he concept that the US govt didn't have the power to stop that one dude's movie from getting published.

It'd be like if you had a PETA magazine distributed to PETA members, and they reprinted an onion article about a NYC firefighter being given the key to the city because he rescued 300 cats. The PETA members will gobble that shiat up, just like any other semi-extremist self-promoting propaganda.


3.bp.blogspot.com

bad alala badaldal alalal cat
 
2012-11-27 04:15:45 PM
How much do The Onion people celebrate when this happens?
 
2012-11-27 04:23:10 PM

lewismarktwo: MadCat221: obamadidcoke: Boobies

You signed up in '09. You should know about that filter by now.


Anyhoo... Is it typical for korean men to have a somewhat chubby face? PSY has a face shaped kinda like that too.

It is normal for mongoloid homosapiens to have a larger skull.


What about Octoroons?
 
2012-11-27 04:30:25 PM
www.squidmobile.com

No, what I said was, 'get me onions on my cheeseburger,' you imbecile!
 
2012-11-27 04:35:22 PM

MadCat221: obamadidcoke: Boobies

You signed up in '09. You should know about that filter by now.


Anyhoo... Is it typical for korean men to have a somewhat chubby face? PSY has a face shaped kinda like that too.


Yes, it depends on genetics. Normally, it normally starts in their mid to late 30s or in their 40s.
 
2012-11-27 04:38:24 PM
The REAL sexiest man alive

ll-media.tmz.com
 
2012-11-27 04:42:11 PM

superfudge73: lewismarktwo: MadCat221: obamadidcoke: Boobies

You signed up in '09. You should know about that filter by now.


Anyhoo... Is it typical for korean men to have a somewhat chubby face? PSY has a face shaped kinda like that too.

It is normal for mongoloid homosapiens to have a larger skull.

What about Octoroons?


With them it's a mixed bag.
 
2012-11-27 05:10:26 PM

Headso: geez in North Korea even their percherons are skinny.


There's no way that's a percheron. Those guys are like the size elephants.

Maybe an Apaloosa? Percherons are draft horses. That is clearly not a draft horse.
 
2012-11-27 05:16:19 PM

Pair-o-Dice: I raughed. Would raugh again.


ROR!!!
 
2012-11-27 05:24:48 PM
Is it local fashion to have over sized pants? The majority of pants the men are wearing appear to have little taper to them, I know the country is stuck in the past but it almost looks like the suit designer took a page from the 80s classic of parachute pants when designing the fit. Not to mention the hats look like they were inspired by the halos in 15th century cathedrals stained glass.
 
2012-11-27 05:26:01 PM

doczoidberg: OK, I've been on Fark for about eight years now, and I don't get the boobies thing.
Can someone explain?


There are boobs out there, who, for the sake of recognition, like to race for the boobies. So when they type boobies, the site changes it to boobies, and makes it not the boobies, but instead another item later than the boobies.

Make sense now?
 
2012-11-27 05:26:48 PM

doczoidberg: OK, I've been on Fark for about eight years now, and I don't get the boobies thing.
Can someone explain?


Fourth item down
 
2012-11-27 05:29:26 PM

haterade: How much do The Onion people celebrate when this happens?


They have to re-run stories from the '00s for three days while they recover.
 
2012-11-27 05:30:13 PM

doczoidberg: OK, I've been on Fark for about eight years now, and I don't get the boobies thing.
Can someone explain?


There are boobs out there that, for the sake of recognition, input "boobies" as the text in the boobies. The site, in an attempt to curtail such activity, replaces "boobies" with "boobies" in all cases, and moves the post from being the boobies, to a non-boobies position which comes after the boobies.

Make sense now?
 
2012-11-27 05:39:17 PM
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2012-11-27 02:54:23 PM

SirEattonHogg: To be honest, the quality of the articles of People's Daily has gone done over the years.

I only read it for the daily "Worker and Parasite" comics. Oh and their crosswords are pretty good as well.

I am trying to picture how a Chinese crossword puzzle would work. Isn't it pretty much one character = one word? I'm seeing sort of a twist on a Magic Eye puzzle with a word find built in.


No, simple words are one character. More complicated words are multiple characters. So, you could have a crossword.
 
2012-11-27 05:40:30 PM

Lt_Ryan: Is it local fashion to have over sized pants? The majority of pants the men are wearing appear to have little taper to them, I know the country is stuck in the past but it almost looks like the suit designer took a page from the 80s classic of parachute pants when designing the fit. Not to mention the hats look like they were inspired by the halos in 15th century cathedrals stained glass.


Kim Il-sung proposed the manufacture of Equal pants in the 1960s during an inspection of a clothing factory, noting that pants manufacturing would be simplified if designed for the Equal People of the DPRK, Pants were previously available in many sizes. The People of the DPRK now wear a size engineered to Equally accommodate all citizens.
 
2012-11-27 06:05:47 PM

Joe Peanut: doczoidberg: OK, I've been on Fark for about eight years now, and I don't get the boobies thing.
Can someone explain?

Whenever you type "boobies", the filter changes it to "boobies" and puts the time stamp on it for a couple of days later so the post can never be boobies.


First rule of boobies club is never talk bout boobies club, and everyone knows you can't tell anyone the curse the witch put on you.

/what am I saying
 
2012-11-27 06:09:53 PM
love that horse
 
2012-11-27 06:15:41 PM
Ain't the China people s'posed to be smarter than us or sumpin?
 
2012-11-27 06:46:40 PM

pissjunkie: Ain't the China people s'posed to be smarter than us or sumpin?


My wife would probably agree with you there but I dunno... I know she's definitely a smartass though.
 
2012-11-27 07:29:57 PM

Joe Peanut: I think obamadidcoke: actually typed boobies, and it wasn't the boobies filter. The boobies filter changes boobies to boobies, but also changes the time stamp of your post so that boobies are nowhere near the boobies of the thread.


Clearly.

Having signed up in 2001 MadCat221 should have known that by now.
 
2012-11-27 08:23:50 PM

Wayne 985: Nope. The Chinese have been fooled before:

On June 7, 2002, Reuters reported that the Beijing Evening News republished, in the international news page of its June 3 edition, translated portions of the article "Congress Threatens To Leave D.C. Unless New Capitol Is Built".[70] The story discusses the U.S. Congress's threats to leave Washington for Memphis, Tennessee; Charlotte, North Carolina; or even Toronto, Canada unless Washington, D.C. built them a new Capitol building with a retractable dome. The article is a parody of U.S. sports franchises' threats to leave their home city unless new stadiums are built for them.[71] Evening News initially stood by the story, demanding proof of its falsehood. It later retracted the article, responding that "some small American newspapers frequently fabricate offbeat news to trick people into noticing them with the aim of making money."[72]

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There was that steaming pile of rubbish 1412 The Year China Discovered The World. Thoughoughly debunked, but Chinese politicians ran with it and we're regularly heard quoting from the book.

"Coz it is farking TRUE, maan. We discovered the world. Discovered all your shiat. We're bigger than motherfarking Harold Washington. fark Harold Washington. fark him man, run for president."
 
2012-11-27 08:33:20 PM

Lt_Ryan: Is it local fashion to have over sized pants? The majority of pants the men are wearing appear to have little taper to them, I know the country is stuck in the past but it almost looks like the suit designer took a page from the 80s classic of parachute pants when designing the fit. Not to mention the hats look like they were inspired by the halos in 15th century cathedrals stained glass.


Parachute pants got the name because they were made of shiny, thin fabric similar to that of a parachute. They were absolutely NOT big and billowy. In the 80s, all pants were skin tight. It was the anti-baggy pants era. (MC Hammer's turkish "harem pants" are sometimes erroneously referred to as "parachute pants.")

/Had a red pair and a black pair. They were mandatory if you were a teen/20-something in the 80s.
//Parachute pants had plenty of zipper pockets in which to store spare belt onions...
 
2012-11-27 11:28:11 PM

SirEattonHogg: To be honest, the quality of the articles of People's Daily has gone done over the years.

I only read it for the daily "Worker and Parasite" comics. Oh and their crosswords are pretty good as well.


On an absolute tangent.

A story that was covered on radio the other day, the story of the D-Day crosswords. In the run up to D-Day, the Telegraph had crosswords with the solutions Juno, Gold, Sword, Utah, Omaha, Overlord and Mulberry.

It set off alarm bells at the highest levels, almost leading to the cancellation of D-Day.

Interesting stuff.
 
2012-11-28 12:49:57 AM

MadCat221: obamadidcoke: Boobies

You signed up in '09. You should know about that filter by now.


Anyhoo... Is it typical for korean men to have a somewhat chubby face? PSY has a face shaped kinda like that too.


Only if the Korean man is chubby, as are PSY and Kim Jong-un. PSY has an excuse, though. He lives in a thriving, highly industrialized economic powerhouse of a country which is providing him with a place to make a good living at doing something he loves. Kim gets his chubbiness from eating rich foods in the country he rules with an iron fist, where the average citizen subsists on a little bit of rice and cabbage and not much else.
 
2012-11-28 01:31:24 AM

lewismarktwo: MadCat221: obamadidcoke: Boobies

You signed up in '09. You should know about that filter by now.


Anyhoo... Is it typical for korean men to have a somewhat chubby face? PSY has a face shaped kinda like that too.

It is normal for mongoloid homosapiens to have a larger skull.


Mongoloid, He was a mongoloid! His friends were unaware. Nobody even cared.

i153.photobucket.com
 
2012-11-28 05:32:32 AM
A professor at my school gleefully repeated an onion story about how all blonds will be extinct in 100 yrs. She completely believed it.
 
2012-11-28 07:37:34 AM

doczoidberg: OK, I've been on Fark for about eight years now, and I don't get the boobies thing.
Can someone explain?


I've been here for abou tthe same time, where are my boobies? Is it boobies for everyone, or do you have to be the initial person to leave a message to get boobies. I've never been first in a thread is this why I lack boobies.

/boobies, I love 'em.
 
2012-11-28 08:41:22 AM
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I hope the Russian press is better at fact-checking than the Chinese press, or someone is going to be very disappointed. Ol' Vlad was pretty sure he had the "sexiest world leader on a horse" title in the bag. Although his horse was having a bad hair day.
 
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