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(NBC News)   US, "Niger, would you like us to send some drones to help with the terrorists"? Niger, "Please"   ( divider line
    More: Interesting, obama, Niger, United States, Tuaregs, Malian, Islamic terrorism, War Powers Act  
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7073 clicks; posted to Main » on 22 Feb 2013 at 9:35 PM (4 years ago)   |   Favorite    |   share:  Share on Twitter share via Email Share on Facebook   more»

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2013-02-23 12:19:04 AM  
Headline is superb. Story is of interest. Butthurt is predictable.
2013-02-23 12:19:15 AM  
Dear Subby, thank you for this one.
2013-02-23 12:19:25 AM  

ciberido: Suckmaster Burstingfoam: Isn't the filter supposed to turn that word into "Nubian"?

What's a Nubian?

About tree- fiddy
2013-02-23 12:19:46 AM  
When faced with writing a headline involving the country of Niger it's best to a) make sure it's informative accurate and relevant b) attempt at least some semblance of humor and go the Nigerian scammer angle or c) (and you know the answer is c) use the country name as a replacement for a well-known racist term in otherwise every day memes.
2013-02-23 12:49:15 AM  
Subby is so clever, no one has ever thought to rip off that joke before to get no money whatsoever.
2013-02-23 12:55:12 AM  
Nigerian trifecta in play.  Here's another article about Nigeria and/or Nigerians that includes a play on words for the popular "Nubian, Please" meme.
2013-02-23 12:56:10 AM  

awooga: You magnificent bastard subby. You glorious magnificent bastard.

Yeah, what this guy said.
/Subby gets HOTY.
2013-02-23 12:56:22 AM  
Question?  Here's the answer something something Niger please.
2013-02-23 12:57:43 AM  
Old and busted: Racist memes.  New Hotness: Racist memes where the N-word is replaced with Niger.
2013-02-23 12:58:38 AM  
Oh man! This joke was great when I was 12.
2013-02-23 01:08:40 AM  
Fark humor elitists:

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/Lighten up and laugh a little.  It's okay.
2013-02-23 01:18:27 AM  
Its a good headline, but let's not start sucking each other's dicks just yet. Its good and green and all that, but the dialogical form is clunky and the setup takes too long for the punchline. A good HOTY candidate needs to "alley oop" your brain into completing the joke: like this one.
2013-02-23 01:22:46 AM  

MrHappyRotter: Old and busted: Racist memes.  New Hotness: Racist memes where the N-word is replaced with Niger.

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2013-02-23 01:34:19 AM  

Somacandra: MrHappyRotter: Old and busted: Racist memes.  New Hotness: Racist memes where the N-word is replaced with Niger.

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I don't believe you can submit images as post titles, but nice try.

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2013-02-23 01:59:23 AM  

trappedspirit: Stone Meadow: trappedspirit: You know that part in the article where it said that the government of Niger actually asked for this? neither.

Oh noes...

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I was interested in whether or not this military action was actually welcomed and/or invited as there is no mention of Niger's government opinion, unlike the fabricated headline.  WTF does that have to do with the WAAAAAAmbulance?

FTFA: Obama told Congress that the U.S. military presence was under the consent of the government of Niger,...France intervened last month - initially with airstrikes and later with about 4,000 ground troops. The United States has flown French troops and equipment into Mali and refueled French fighter jets there, the Pentagon has said. France plans to begin withdrawing troops from Mali next month, once African forces are in place to take over.

It doesn't specifically say when and where France was formally asked, but that is a rather niggling detail with "we're just helping France, we have permission, France is pulling out in a few weeks."

If you want to get all het up, try pointing out the descriptions of the actions and the stated plan are strikingly similar to Vietnam's official game-plan and the unwinnable nature of a "war" on "terror."
2013-02-23 02:18:13 AM  
2013-02-23 02:28:46 AM  
Terrible. I laughed
2013-02-23 02:50:58 AM  
Great headline, but I preferred the one a couple of years ago which IIRC was along the lines of "Niger President ousted, Teabagger's celebrations premature".
2013-02-23 02:57:23 AM  
Putting Happyrotter on ignore makes you need to scroll up a couple of pages.

/ worth it
// although such a clever username does make you an authority
2013-02-23 03:14:40 AM  
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2013-02-23 03:23:22 AM  

howdoibegin: It's cute that you folks think this is the first time this joke has been made in a Fark headline. (Let me google that for you ... )

Oh, sure, I remember you. You were a complete dick for no reason when I posted a thread about what I wanted to hear Obama say after the Sandy Hook massacre. You flew off the handle and acted as if I had advocated molesting baby seals. Then you and your lame-ass friends piled on because you had nothing better to do, and because it was the only way you could justify your pathetic existence. At the time, I mistook your misguided belligerance as representative of the Fark community, and took exception to it. Later, I realized you were just a lonely loser who can't get it up unless he starts a pecking party to attack the new guy. Most Farkers are much nicer and healthier than you.
2013-02-23 03:35:51 AM  
Perfect! Headline of the Year!

I'm just waiting for the cartoon of the old married couple at the breakfast table with the husband eating a particular kind of cereal...
2013-02-23 03:39:04 AM  
according to NPR, it's pronounced "nee - jair", so the joke is no longer funny.
2013-02-23 04:23:24 AM  
Nigers 4 life
2013-02-23 05:48:49 AM  
'He said that the American military personnel were armed for their own protection and security.'

Just once I'd like to read 'The President said that the Army is locked, loaded, and coming to to set things straight'.
2013-02-23 05:55:17 AM  
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2013-02-23 08:39:23 AM  
+1 Subby.
2013-02-23 09:06:27 AM  
The Niger in the white house can order more killings of innocent people with his toys, thanks Niger
2013-02-23 10:09:52 AM  

trappedspirit: Stone Meadow: trappedspirit: And ... thanks for checking my signup date?

At first I was intending to post [welcometofark.jpg], but then decided to check to see if it was the appropriate choice. So then it was down to wambulance or ignoring your provocation. Anyway, cheers...shutting down for the night.

Well there's a right fancy way of not saying, "sorry, I thought you were complaining against this totally awesome headline.  I'm on the hunt for people trying to disrespect this radical headline and got caught up in my official internet police doodies a little too much."

Hey trappespirit, you see all those comments in this thread about butthurt? Yeah, it's you they're laughing at.
2013-02-23 10:19:26 AM  
It's likely too late to matter, but two of the commas in the headline should have been colons.
2013-02-23 11:53:20 AM  

Lanadapter: Nigers 4 life

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2013-02-23 01:23:42 PM  
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2013-02-23 05:05:44 PM  

Stone Meadow: Subby...

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Can you link me to the story behind that picture?
2013-02-23 06:48:17 PM  
...but Niger? Please.

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/Stolen form the great Solid State Vittles
2013-02-23 09:10:14 PM  

Kahabut: Stone Meadow: Subby...

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Can you link me to the story behind that picture?

Sorry, I just did a GIS on "we are not worthy" and was amused by that one. Good luck!
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