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(KOMU Columbia)   Man who spent the past 60 years looking for his long-lost sister finds her thanks to an 8 year-old neighbor who did a Facebook search that took about five seconds   (komu.com) divider line 67
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2013-01-10 12:23:03 AM  
Damn, they're both lucky they're still alive to have this moment. But then again, how screwed up is the foster care system back then that this kind of thing happened?
 
2013-01-10 12:23:03 AM  
Then he wasn't searching very hard...
 
2013-01-10 12:23:54 AM  
Well - yes, FB is good for that ...

/and stalking exes
 
2013-01-10 12:24:51 AM  

Supes: Then he wasn't searching very hard...


Yeah, jeez.
 
2013-01-10 12:25:13 AM  

ThatBillmanGuy: Damn, they're both lucky they're still alive to have this moment. But then again, how screwed up is the foster care system back then that this kind of thing happened?


Yeah, the foster care system nowdays is wonderful....
 
2013-01-10 12:25:27 AM  

kayanlau: Well - yes, FB is good for that ...

/and stalking exes


Go not to your exes fb pages, only pain shall you find
 
2013-01-10 12:26:42 AM  

ThatBillmanGuy: Damn, they're both lucky they're still alive to have this moment. But then again, how screwed up is the foster care system back then that this kind of thing happened?


If they were British they would have probably been sent to different colonies.
 
2013-01-10 12:27:10 AM  
I guess it's okay if a little kid looks for old people online. But if old people look for little kids online then people go crazy.
 
2013-01-10 12:28:45 AM  

12349876: If they were British they would have probably been sent to different colonies


"It's a series of tubes!"
/How did he select the right one?
 
2013-01-10 12:29:01 AM  

Heathen: kayanlau: Well - yes, FB is good for that ...

/and stalking exes

Go not to your exes fb pages, only pain shall you find


All of my exes are too cool to have FB accounts. They have Eros.com profiles.
 
2013-01-10 12:32:14 AM  
with the quickness
 
2013-01-10 12:33:45 AM  
my ex is only on alter.net
yup, that says a lot.
 
2013-01-10 12:35:15 AM  
...with a helpful picture of what two people's hands might look like.

I mean really. That is the lowest stretch of laziness I've yet seen.
 
2013-01-10 12:37:48 AM  
I kill all of my exes, just to keep things tidy.

/kidding....?
 
2013-01-10 12:39:31 AM  
Groucho Marx was unavailable for comment.

(He's still looking for an eight year old)
 
2013-01-10 12:40:19 AM  
60 YEARS? And he just now decides to give this fancy new internet thingy a try?
 
2013-01-10 12:43:31 AM  

Just_a_Bear: my ex is only on alter.net
yup, that says a lot.


not real
 
2013-01-10 12:43:39 AM  

Gyrfalcon: ...with a helpful picture of what two people's hands might look like.

I mean really. That is the lowest stretch of laziness I've yet seen.


Stock photography probably costs 3% less than assigning someone to take or find a relevant photo
 
2013-01-10 12:48:53 AM  

99.998er: Heathen: kayanlau: Well - yes, FB is good for that ...

/and stalking exes

Go not to your exes fb pages, only pain shall you find

All of my exes are too cool to have FB accounts. They have Eros.com profiles.


Had never heard of that before, what are their nicknames?
 
2013-01-10 12:53:37 AM  
"Within a week, the child found her"

5 seconds is within a week, so yeah maybe.
 
2013-01-10 12:55:18 AM  

HaywoodJablonski: Gyrfalcon: ...with a helpful picture of what two people's hands might look like.

I mean really. That is the lowest stretch of laziness I've yet seen.

Stock photography probably costs 335% less than assigning someone to take or find a relevant photo

 
2013-01-10 01:00:03 AM  
Just your garden variety Biblical names:

Lexis
Brandee
Skye
Dylan
Kiarra
Chanel
Brooke
Ivana
Sydney
Mercedes
 
2013-01-10 01:00:10 AM  
I helped the guy who installed our bathroom find one of his lost friends. Turned out he had become a mayor of a small city in Kansas.

As a reward, he installed a USB power outlet for me and said thank you.
 
2013-01-10 01:09:18 AM  
before I stopped going to the bar, one of my favorite pastimes was listening to the old men argue over things like "who was that actor in XYZ" or "That thing is a XYZ" "NO it's not! It's an ABC!" and while they argue I just sip my beer, and do a google search on my phone, and give them the answer. I enjoyed the "are you a wizard?" looks I'd get.

of course trying to explain streaming netflix on my TV comes from the internet and not cable get me the sign of the cross and holy water thrown at me.
 
2013-01-10 01:15:09 AM  

99.998er: Just your garden variety Biblical names:

Lexis
Brandee
Skye
Dylan
Kiarra
Chanel
Brooke
Ivana
Sydney
Mercedes


It's not weird that I read that in Mark Wahlberg's voice, right?
 
2013-01-10 01:16:39 AM  

log_jammin: before I stopped going to the bar, one of my favorite pastimes was listening to the old men argue over things like "who was that actor in XYZ" or "That thing is a XYZ" "NO it's not! It's an ABC!" and while they argue I just sip my beer, and do a google search on my phone, and give them the answer. I enjoyed the "are you a wizard?" looks I'd get.

of course trying to explain streaming netflix on my TV comes from the internet and not cable get me the sign of the cross and holy water thrown at me.


cdn.uproxx.com
 
2013-01-10 01:21:06 AM  

cameroncrazy1984: It's not weird that I read that in Mark Wahlberg's voice, right?


2.bp.blogspot.com

And the nominees for the 'Best Female Actress in an Adult Film' are...
 
2013-01-10 01:22:52 AM  

log_jammin: before I stopped going to the bar, one of my favorite pastimes was listening to the old men argue over things like "who was that actor in XYZ" or "That thing is a XYZ" "NO it's not! It's an ABC!" and while they argue I just sip my beer, and do a google search on my phone, and give them the answer. I enjoyed the "are you a wizard?" looks I'd get.

of course trying to explain streaming netflix on my TV comes from the internet and not cable get me the sign of the cross and holy water thrown at me.


i hate that. i used to be the person who knew the answers to every obscurity.

now any half-wit with a phone is an isn't encylopedia

i've never owned a cell phone out of such bitterness

harumph!
 
2013-01-10 01:25:31 AM  

Dahnkster: cameroncrazy1984: It's not weird that I read that in Mark Wahlberg's voice, right?

[2.bp.blogspot.com image 494x279]

And the nominees for the 'Best Female Actress in an Adult Film' are...


nah. more current, like:

collider.com

"Wait; was it any of those names with a "Lynn" after it?"
 
2013-01-10 01:29:12 AM  

Omahawg: i hate that. i used to be the person who knew the answers to every obscurity.

now any half-wit with a phone is an isn't encylopedia


yeah, but if you just tell them the answer they don't believe you, but if read it off of something and they take it as gospel.

then again sometimes you could threaten them with looking something up. "The movie was 'Battleground'. trust me, I remember." "no it wasn't, it was Battle Zone" "Battleground. I can look it up *reaches for phone*" "No no no...you're probably right..."
 
2013-01-10 01:41:08 AM  

Begoggle: "Within a week, the child found her"

5 seconds is within a week, so yeah maybe.


Took long enough. I hoped to see this closer to the top.
 
2013-01-10 02:27:17 AM  
Shenanigans. He's trying to find sis for an ulterior motive. If it was just "lovie-dovie I miss you," he could have done so before now. Early in the Internet era, a savvy sleuth could have found her, and before that just a good old-fashioned detective could have. In my opinion.
 
2013-01-10 02:29:55 AM  

TwowheelinTim: Begoggle: "Within a week, the child found her"

5 seconds is within a week, so yeah maybe.

Took long enough. I hoped to see this closer to the top.


You're expecting people to RTFA before spouting off?

How Republican.
 
2013-01-10 02:35:34 AM  

calbert: Dahnkster: cameroncrazy1984: It's not weird that I read that in Mark Wahlberg's voice, right?

[2.bp.blogspot.com image 494x279]

And the nominees for the 'Best Female Actress in an Adult Film' are...

nah. more current, like:

[collider.com image 850x503]

"Wait; was it any of those names with a "Lynn" after it?"


Yeah, thats much better.... :/
 
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2013-01-10 02:37:09 AM  
my 60yo mom was the 13th of 13 kids her mother had. she never knew any of them growing up. never seen them and didn't even know there were 12 others until much later in life.

about 20 years ago she started looking for them and found all of them i think. and it was a pretty complicated process. like bankers boxes full of paperwork she had collected and pages and pages of notes. some of them had died already since they were like basically twice her age then (late-70s / 80s when she was 40-ish).

maybe 10 years ago she found one that was most assuredly an actual full sibling living in seattle. it was kind of weird having all these "new" aunts and uncles so me and my brother never talked to them or visited when doing roadtrips. that was probably a mistake on our part.

IIRC the actual brother was someone she vaguely knew as a child too. just not as her brother. something weird like that.

i forget the entire backstory as to why she never knew of any of them... but both her parents were born in the 19th century and they were *both* in their 50s when she was born. somehow.
 
2013-01-10 02:42:23 AM  

Heathen: Go not to your exes fb pages, only pain shall you find


..unless you find out that they ballooned from foxy to OMB she-hippo. They you find happiness.
 
2013-01-10 02:45:09 AM  

Omahawg: now any half-wit with a phone is an isn't encylopedia


That reminds me of the song, "Is you is or is you ain't my baby?"
 
2013-01-10 02:48:13 AM  

HaywoodJablonski: Stock photography probably costs 3% less than assigning someone to take or find a relevant photo


My stock photographer friends once sold a picture of the Empire State Building to a New York ad agency for $8,000. Their offices were just down 5th Avenue. They could have bought a kick-ass camera and taken an identical shot and then kept the camera.
 
2013-01-10 02:54:36 AM  

log_jammin: before I stopped going to the bar, one of my favorite pastimes was listening to the old men argue over things like "who was that actor in XYZ" or "That thing is a XYZ" "NO it's not! It's an ABC!" and while they argue I just sip my beer, and do a google search on my phone, and give them the answer. I enjoyed the "are you a wizard?" looks I'd get.

of course trying to explain streaming netflix on my TV comes from the internet and not cable get me the sign of the cross and holy water thrown at me.


There's a column in my local paper exactly like that. It's "written" by some old dude and all the questions are about movies from 1940. Google could answer everything in 30 seconds.
 
2013-01-10 03:01:45 AM  

log_jammin: before I stopped going to the bar, one of my favorite pastimes was listening to the old men argue over things like "who was that actor in XYZ" or "That thing is a XYZ" "NO it's not! It's an ABC!" and while they argue I just sip my beer, and do a google search on my phone, and give them the answer. I enjoyed the "are you a wizard?" looks I'd get.

of course trying to explain streaming netflix on my TV comes from the internet and not cable get me the sign of the cross and holy water thrown at me.


I'm sick of my parent endlessly speculating about who was in this movie or what is the capital of Iceland or whatever. It's this endless loop that goes nowhere (solo or two competing answers) because the thought is repeated without new information or efforts to look up the answer. Alcoholism and Alzheimer's is ugly.
 
2013-01-10 03:18:54 AM  

Frederf: Alcoholism and Alzheimer's is ugly.


Wouldn't they just forget to drink?
 
2013-01-10 03:39:20 AM  

shintochick: I guess it's okay if a little kid looks for old people online. But if old people look for little kids online then people go crazy.


Actually it's totally illegal for the kid to use facebook under the Children's Online Privacy Protection Act
 
2013-01-10 03:42:09 AM  

HaywoodJablonski: Gyrfalcon: ...with a helpful picture of what two people's hands might look like.

I mean really. That is the lowest stretch of laziness I've yet seen.

Stock photography probably costs 3% less than assigning someone to take or find a relevant photo


What do you mean by "find?" Hopefully not "just GIS it."

//why the fark am i armchair lawyer this morning?
 
2013-01-10 05:37:49 AM  
She plans to drive to Davenport on Saturday.

Am I the only one who has a problem with this?
 
2013-01-10 06:06:50 AM  

Frederf: log_jammin: before I stopped going to the bar, one of my favorite pastimes was listening to the old men argue over things like "who was that actor in XYZ" or "That thing is a XYZ" "NO it's not! It's an ABC!" and while they argue I just sip my beer, and do a google search on my phone, and give them the answer. I enjoyed the "are you a wizard?" looks I'd get.

of course trying to explain streaming netflix on my TV comes from the internet and not cable get me the sign of the cross and holy water thrown at me.

I'm sick of my parent endlessly speculating about who was in this movie or what is the capital of Iceland or whatever. It's this endless loop that goes nowhere (solo or two competing answers) because the thought is repeated without new information or efforts to look up the answer. Alcoholism and Alzheimer's is ugly.


You two are forgetting something. If the answer to every question is available instantly then what the hell do you talk about while you're sitting at a bar getting drunk and/or being old? After a while everybody you've ever met for more than 5 seconds has heard all of your cool stories and jokes, and knows all your lies and opinions. All that's left is arguing over the vagaries that nobody remembers for sure or somebody misremembers.

I guess you could go to a new bar and meet new people. But...nah. It's generally more comfortable to argue bullshiat with the people you already know. Just get rid of Google and smartphones. For the sake of conversation!
 
2013-01-10 06:09:14 AM  
upload.wikimedia.org

Is interested
 
2013-01-10 06:24:37 AM  

Eddie Ate Dynamite: If the answer to every question is available instantly


If the answer to everything was available instantly, my question of "how can I have sex with three, redheaded, bisexual, big titted women at the same time" would have been answered a long time ago.
 
2013-01-10 06:28:40 AM  

moothemagiccow: HaywoodJablonski: Gyrfalcon: ...with a helpful picture of what two people's hands might look like.

I mean really. That is the lowest stretch of laziness I've yet seen.

Stock photography probably costs 3% less than assigning someone to take or find a relevant photo

What do you mean by "find?" Hopefully not "just GIS it."

//why the fark am i armchair lawyer this morning?


Maybe they could have asked the subjects for a photo of at least themselves. Maybe of the boy.
 
2013-01-10 06:38:21 AM  

log_jammin: Eddie Ate Dynamite: If the answer to every question is available instantly

If the answer to everything was available instantly, my question of "how can I have sex with three, redheaded, bisexual, big titted women at the same time" would have been answered a long time ago.


But the answer to that is already on the internet. I can't help it if you're too busy searching out the answers to stupid bar arguments rather than the important things in life.
 
2013-01-10 06:44:50 AM  
I help a 1940s era entertainer find the children of her old friends and associates using only public internet resources.
 
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