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2012-12-08 05:06:51 PM  
Was it the ball-sack slit thread ?

/Man, that was painful to write.
 
2012-12-08 05:11:37 PM  
Subby, I'm picking up what you're laying down.
Yes, those greenlit posts back in 2005 were documenting events each at the level of John Lennon's death, if not more world-shattering.
For those of you who are mocking Subby, see ekdiko4's post above, or see BBC on this day (Dec 8th)

Why nobody started this on December 7th, I have no idea.
 
2012-12-08 05:14:18 PM  
Israel planning to launch massive air and ground assault on Iran as early as March if country does not halt its nuclear program

Some things never change.
 
2012-12-08 05:20:27 PM  

CapeFearCadaver: today, I was hanging out with a former marine, 6'6" 225, awesome guy, watching a movie and drinking beers at my place. He came up behind me to hug me when all the sudden his whole body fell in a deep sigh. I asked him what was wrong. His response: "You. just. flinched.", in a pain-filled low voice. I didn't even realize I had flinched, it had become completely involuntary. A month previous a different ex had been convicted of placing me in the hospital. Former marine and I didn't last. Makes me sad, still. I really liked him.


I read that twice. I ... don't get it.
 
2012-12-08 05:29:34 PM  

BigLuca: CapeFearCadaver: today, I was hanging out with a former marine, 6'6" 225, awesome guy, watching a movie and drinking beers at my place. He came up behind me to hug me when all the sudden his whole body fell in a deep sigh. I asked him what was wrong. His response: "You. just. flinched.", in a pain-filled low voice. I didn't even realize I had flinched, it had become completely involuntary. A month previous a different ex had been convicted of placing me in the hospital. Former marine and I didn't last. Makes me sad, still. I really liked him.

I read that twice. I ... don't get it.


My takeaway is that it's a little unsettling when a Cadaver flinches.
 
2012-12-08 05:29:44 PM  

BigLuca: CapeFearCadaver: today, I was hanging out with a former marine, 6'6" 225, awesome guy, watching a movie and drinking beers at my place. He came up behind me to hug me when all the sudden his whole body fell in a deep sigh. I asked him what was wrong. His response: "You. just. flinched.", in a pain-filled low voice. I didn't even realize I had flinched, it had become completely involuntary. A month previous a different ex had been convicted of placing me in the hospital. Former marine and I didn't last. Makes me sad, still. I really liked him.

I read that twice. I ... don't get it.


Sorry. Glance at this thread and you might, if you really want to: Link

If still not, I'll try to explain better... been a rough day and I know I'm not making as much sense as I could. Sorry.
 
2012-12-08 05:29:56 PM  
At first I thought it was the "you'll get over it" thread and wondered if it has been that long already? I've been here way too long.
 
2012-12-08 05:32:18 PM  

nmemkha: Israel planning to launch massive air and ground assault on Iran as early as March if country does not halt its nuclear program

Some things never change.


Was about to say that. I also remember the draw a house link. Odd the things you remember.
 
2012-12-08 05:32:24 PM  
I'm suddenly taken aback at realising I've been here since 2003. No wonder I never get anything done.
 
2012-12-08 05:32:25 PM  
media.tumblr.com
 
2012-12-08 05:35:47 PM  
Rotsky?
 
2012-12-08 05:40:10 PM  
I had just finished bare-knuckle boxing President George W. Bush.
 
2012-12-08 05:41:30 PM  

St_Francis_P: BigLuca: CapeFearCadaver: today, I was hanging out with a former marine, 6'6" 225, awesome guy, watching a movie and drinking beers at my place. He came up behind me to hug me when all the sudden his whole body fell in a deep sigh. I asked him what was wrong. His response: "You. just. flinched.", in a pain-filled low voice. I didn't even realize I had flinched, it had become completely involuntary. A month previous a different ex had been convicted of placing me in the hospital. Former marine and I didn't last. Makes me sad, still. I really liked him.

I read that twice. I ... don't get it.

My takeaway is that it's a little unsettling when a Cadaver flinches.


You get used to it.
 
2012-12-08 05:42:29 PM  
Probably missed this b/c my stepdaughter was just getting out of the hospital after 10 days due to a car wreck
 
2012-12-08 05:45:08 PM  
I was living in Bangkok, Thailand, unwittingly awaiting a truly tragic day in history 18 days later.
 
2012-12-08 05:45:28 PM  
This headline from12/8/2005 is just awesome now:

Jamie Moyer re-signs with the Mariners after finding the dugouts of other ballparks are unfriendly to walkers and oxygen tanks

He played up until 2012
 
2012-12-08 05:48:03 PM  
That was during my Nyquil and Vodka phase.

Remeber? I was lucky to have survived.
 
2012-12-08 05:53:14 PM  
Ah, yes. I remember. I had the lasagna.
 
2012-12-08 05:54:37 PM  
That's it?....going back to 2005 I was thinking it would have something to do with Rugbyjock....
 
2012-12-08 05:55:06 PM  

CapeFearCadaver: BigLuca: CapeFearCadaver: today, I was hanging out with a former marine, 6'6" 225, awesome guy, watching a movie and drinking beers at my place. He came up behind me to hug me when all the sudden his whole body fell in a deep sigh. I asked him what was wrong. His response: "You. just. flinched.", in a pain-filled low voice. I didn't even realize I had flinched, it had become completely involuntary. A month previous a different ex had been convicted of placing me in the hospital. Former marine and I didn't last. Makes me sad, still. I really liked him.

I read that twice. I ... don't get it.

Sorry. Glance at this thread and you might, if you really want to: Link

If still not, I'll try to explain better... been a rough day and I know I'm not making as much sense as I could. Sorry.


So are you joking that he left you because he found out you "make bad decisions"? Or is there some Marine Core soldier rule that you can't be with someone that flinches or had domestic violence in his/her past? Or did your flinching involve castrating him with a paring knife? Or or...
 
2012-12-08 05:57:03 PM  
I bought a new suitcase today. It was on sale!
 
2012-12-08 05:58:01 PM  

Lady Beryl Ersatz-Wendigo: I bought a new suitcase today. It was on sale!


Remember this. You'll need it in four years for the next "one this day" fark thread.
 
2012-12-08 05:58:46 PM  
I was thinking how I had already wasted 6 or 7 years farking at that point.

Memories........
 
2012-12-08 05:59:32 PM  

BigLuca: dahmers love zombie: Bathia_Mapes: St_Francis_P: Bathia_Mapes: I didn't have an account yet.

Obviously, you just barely dodged a mind-destroying experience.
 
Oh, I was reading fark threads in 2005 and I vaguely remember this.  I just didn't get around to creating an account until later and that was because I wanted to be able to post comments.

I've been Farking for a goddamn decade and I haven't been offered a modmin position. Oh, the humanity...

/grumble
//whine
///snivel
////ok better now

Hell, I've been here almost 9 years and have never even SEEN totalfark.


n00beh
 
2012-12-08 05:59:41 PM  
I remember the plane crash at Midway that's in the other top news for that day. Bad blizzard, got stuck at work practically overnight. That's one of my Tragic days in History. Most other days are just a alcohol-induced blur.
 
2012-12-08 06:03:36 PM  
I plead insanity.
 
2012-12-08 06:03:55 PM  
I remember.. I remember it like it was yesterday..

I was living the high life, submitting questionnaires into what I should do as I had just discovered during a bachelor party the groom engaging in coitus with a goat on TFD, via Anon-DIT because that's what everybody who had a SERIOUS PROBLEM did back then. I remember those were simpler times.. when cat pictures were actually funny.. when the owls were still only just becoming completely obnoxious..

Shortly after crafting my latest Anon-DIT, a foray into the inner workings of humanity via a "SERIOUS DEBATE" on if two midget Spartans or a Viking would win in a fight.. the site started to crash. "No", I told myself. I shook the blasphemous thought from my head as if it were stagnant water in my ear beginning to itch. "I was almost done!". Little did I know the chaos that was to ensue.

In the following two hour period a slew of new features were being enacted. "Web 2.0" was the reason the Admins gave us. "It's more stream-lined! User friendly! Tabs! Buttons! Colors! Stop living in the past!" they cried from atop their mountain. Of course this is what they would tell us. It wouldn't have any impact on their lives.. just business as usual for the "Gods on Olympus". They continued to shake the web design apart.. pixelquakes shattered the sidebar and cracked the logo. A hailstorm of features came crashing upon our unwanting heads, no matter what shelter we took it was inevitable. A few users even foolishly tried to replicate the supposed "out dated", but still WANTED stylization. I remember.

After the few hours or so that they shook OUR Earth they lived not upon, we were simply told that we'll "Get Over It". Thousands of butthurt netizens shook their tiny fists at their keyboard, claiming that they'll QUIT FARK FOREVER, if only for the HORRIBLE way Jeff treated them. Even our noble-persons were at a loss. Even they, who held their heads high through site designs before, and stared gloriously into certain death, could offer no solace That was the day Argh_Dammit left our ranks. His spirit broken, we wandered slowly away, presumably to die alone and at peace as ancient beasts often do.

Once the dust cleared, we saw a few familiar faces. Log_Jammin was always somebody I recognized. I always looked up to him from afar, though he would never recognize me. You see, I was never part of that elite rank, though I often fantasized about being welcome at the Table of Feasts in the Great Hall. When BXRWXR pulled him from the rubble and suggested he "Eat a Bowl of Dicks", I knew we would be okay. We would SURVIVE this thing. I haven't seen BXRWXR since, but the wrinkles in the face of Log_Jammin I think could tell the story, if we only looked close enough.

If only...
 
2012-12-08 06:05:26 PM  
hmmm wasn't here yet...didn't start lurking till 2006...jesus christ I've hung out here for almost 7 years now?...fark me...I used to go outside...I used to date...Now I just sit at home drinking whiskey and yammering to you yahoos...This place has ruined my life....You don't understand. I coulda had class. I coulda been a contender. I coulda been somebody, instead of a bum, which is what I am, let's face it.

\thanks Fark!
\\wonder if i need to re-up yet?
 
2012-12-08 06:15:54 PM  

BigLuca: So are you joking that he left you because he found out you "make bad decisions"? Or is there some Marine Core soldier rule that you can't be with someone that flinches or had domestic violence in his/her past? Or did your flinching involve castrating him with a paring knife? Or or...


No no no, it was a very new relationship, very soon after the conviction, although about 4 months after the incident. I honestly don't know the exact reason why it didn't last; best I can guess would be a few reasons in a conglomerate. He knew about the ex, the flinching towards him even if involuntary hurt him and we stopped seeing eachother immediately afterwards. A month later he reinitiated the relationship stating his job as an excuse for the absence (he's gone about half the year on business), then 3-4 months later it was over again... right before the ex was released from prison, and I was offered... well... nothing in a response. Not certain, though the educated guesses in cahoots together.... shrug.
 
2012-12-08 06:17:28 PM  
lh4.ggpht.com

Southwest Airlines Flight 1248 on December 8th 2005.
 
2012-12-08 06:18:00 PM  
i was in the mental health ward of a No.NJ hospital. why do you people always want to make me feel like shiat? thanks for bringing up terrible frickin memories. goddamit.
 
2012-12-08 06:20:29 PM  
Has nothing to do with TF. But, believing that it could be so shows a lack of proper attitude.
 
2012-12-08 06:20:38 PM  
I was drunkly celebrating King Gustaf V acceding to the Swedish throne.
 
2012-12-08 06:22:28 PM  
I always missed the best stuff on Fark. It's not fair, damn it!

Thanks for the link (and greenlight). That's good stuff.
Hey Drew, convince your sponsors that Fark can do that stuff again please.
 
2012-12-08 06:25:00 PM  
7 Up > Sprite.
 
2012-12-08 06:32:13 PM  
i.imgur.com
 
2012-12-08 06:33:27 PM  
Wow, a link to Homestar Runner. That brings back memories of pretending to like it because most of the people i interacted with online either liked it or were pretending to like it. Good times, good times.

/Whatever happened to Killfrog.com?
 
2012-12-08 06:33:46 PM  

Witty Comment: I remember.. I remember it like it was yesterday..

*cry*

I'll miss me forever.

 
2012-12-08 06:39:22 PM  
Since there were more Washington State stories than FLA, why don't we have our own tag?
 
2012-12-08 06:40:55 PM  
What, they sobered up for a day?
 
2012-12-08 06:43:41 PM  
Dunno where I was but I will bet that I was stoned.
 
2012-12-08 06:44:00 PM  

CapeFearCadaver: BigLuca: So are you joking that he left you because he found out you "make bad decisions"? Or is there some Marine Core soldier rule that you can't be with someone that flinches or had domestic violence in his/her past? Or did your flinching involve castrating him with a paring knife? Or or...

No no no, it was a very new relationship, very soon after the conviction, although about 4 months after the incident. I honestly don't know the exact reason why it didn't last; best I can guess would be a few reasons in a conglomerate. He knew about the ex, the flinching towards him even if involuntary hurt him and we stopped seeing eachother immediately afterwards. A month later he reinitiated the relationship stating his job as an excuse for the absence (he's gone about half the year on business), then 3-4 months later it was over again... right before the ex was released from prison, and I was offered... well... nothing in a response. Not certain, though the educated guesses in cahoots together.... shrug.


Ah, gotcha. Not that you need advice from some jerk on the internet, but try dating a librarian or something. I've never seen a drunk, violent librarian before. (unless a new shipment of Twilight books needs to be shelved)
 
2012-12-08 06:47:26 PM  
I was getting laid. Something a lot of you Farkers know nothing about.
 
2012-12-08 06:51:43 PM  

BigLuca: I've never seen a drunk, violent


Out of the ~20 men I've dated, only one has been violent; and that was a surprise... pretty good odds, actually :)
 
2012-12-08 07:12:53 PM  
img1.123tagged.com
 
2012-12-08 07:17:55 PM  
I forgot that we used to have threads for new Homestarrunner cartoons. And that most Farkers posted in the thread to say that they hate Homestarrunner and don't think it's funny. Sort of a predecessor to the football discussions today.

I have not forgotten the Boobies threads, however. RIP BOOBIES
 
2012-12-08 07:19:32 PM  
I remember that day. My mother arrived for a 2 month visit.
 
2012-12-08 07:21:35 PM  

Gordon Bennett: I forgot that we used to have threads for new Homestarrunner cartoons. And that most Farkers posted in the thread to say that they hate Homestarrunner and don't think it's funny. Sort of a predecessor to the football discussions today.

I have not forgotten the Boobies threads, however. RIP BOOBIES


I read them for the easter eggs. But I actually thought Strongbad was funny, and remember looking forward to the new one each week.

/BALETED
 
2012-12-08 07:28:57 PM  

Richard Johnson: I was getting laid. Something a lot of you Farkers know nothing about.


I know a lot about raising chickens!
 
2012-12-08 07:37:46 PM  

Gordon Bennett: I forgot that we used to have threads for new Homestarrunner cartoons. And that most Farkers posted in the thread to say that they hate Homestarrunner and don't think it's funny. Sort of a predecessor to the football discussions today.


Well, given the choice between that and Fark TV...
 
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