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(CNN)   Gen. Goubongue say Moktar Belmoktar the Belaouar of the Al-Mulathameen has been killed. Darmok and Jalad left inconsolate at Tanagra   (cnn.com) divider line 22
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2013-03-03 12:04:06 PM
4 votes:
Hold on folks. This could be the Fark headline of the year!
2013-03-03 01:25:08 PM
3 votes:
i89.photobucket.com
/hot
2013-03-03 12:51:20 PM
3 votes:

wickedg: Will someone please post the explanation for people who don't get TNG references.

\too lazy


No.  The lazy need to educate themselves
2013-03-03 01:52:23 PM
2 votes:

STRYPERSWINE: I feel ridiculous that I got this, but I see that I have plenty of company.


Here? On Fark? You underestimate the geekness of this place.
2013-03-03 01:37:40 PM
2 votes:

wickedg: Will someone please post the explanation for people who don't get TNG references.

\too lazy


Short version: They met an alien race that talked only in memes and cliches.  They would parrot phrases referencing legends and history of their people, and that's it.  "Darmok and Jalad at Tanagra" was one of their more common phrases.

Imagine if Fark was nothing but image memes, inside jokes, movie and TV show references, and cliched callbacks to older threads. . .you don't have to imagine very hard.  Yeah, now imagine if an entire civilization communicated like that.

/Romero, explaining blogs. . .
2013-03-03 12:40:26 PM
2 votes:

"Gen. Goubongue say Moktar Belmoktar the Belaouar of the Al-Mulathameen has been killed. Darmok and Jalad left inconsolate at Tanagra"


Now who can argue with that? I think we're all indebted to submitter Gabby Johnson for clearly stating what needed to be said. I'm particulary glad that these lovely children Farkers were here today to read that headline. Not only was it authentic internet gibberish, it expressed a courage little seen in this day and age.

unaffiliatedcritic.com

2013-03-03 11:09:38 AM
2 votes:
Benghazi.  When the walls fell.
2013-03-03 10:35:47 AM
2 votes:
Subby, his headline great.
2013-03-03 10:47:08 PM
1 votes:

hardinparamedic: What the hell?

Is this a headline about world events, or viral marketing for the Hobbit?


OK, let me see your Nerd'n'chip card, you lose a corner.
2013-03-03 05:03:42 PM
1 votes:

Flab: Major plot hole: How would a 2 year old Tamarian learn to speak?


Like we learn to talk. Except they start with simple metaphors and work their way up.

Instead of "Mama!" they learn "Like (famous mother) to (famous child)"  e.g. Like Hillary to Chelsea!

Hey... I never said growing up Tamarian would be easy! Sounds hellish.

"Look... I just wanted change for a fiver. No... I can't think of anyone in all of literary history that asked for change for a fiver. Helooo?"
2013-03-03 02:27:30 PM
1 votes:
i.imgur.com

1991 was over twenty years ago.

Most Farkers weren't even born when we were watching this.
2013-03-03 01:45:47 PM
1 votes:

Silverstaff: wickedg: Will someone please post the explanation for people who don't get TNG references.

\too lazy

Short version: They met an alien race that talked only in memes and cliches.  They would parrot phrases referencing legends and history of their people, and that's it.  "Darmok and Jalad at Tanagra" was one of their more common phrases.

Imagine if Fark was nothing but image memes, inside jokes, movie and TV show references, and cliched callbacks to older threads. . .you don't have to imagine very hard.  Yeah, now imagine if an entire civilization communicated like that.

/Romero, explaining blogs. . .


Slightly longer version (shamelessly copied from wikipedia)

The senior crew discuss their latest mission: to make contact with the Tamarian race who have been transmitting signals toward Federation space for weeks. The Enterprise makes contact with a Tamarian ship in orbit around the planet El-Adrel. Though the universal translator can translate their words, the Tamarians only communicate through metaphor which baffles the Enterprise crew. Likewise, the Tamarians cannot understand Picard's straightforward use of language. Frustrated by their failure at communication, the Tamarian captain, Dathon, has himself and Captain Picard transported to the planet's surface. The Tamarians then create a scattering field in the planetary atmosphere to prevent transport functions from being used on either captain. On the surface, Dathon utters the metaphorical phrase "Darmok and Jalad at Tanagra" and tosses Picard a dagger. Picard mistakes this as a challenge to a duel and refuses. As night falls, Picard fails to make a fire and Captain Dathon shares his fire with the phrase "Temba, his arms wide". The next morning, Dathon comes running and then Picard realizes that there is also a hostile predator in the area that is stalking them both. Picard finally begins to understand the way the other race communicates when he recites one of the metaphors and sees the meaning underneath it. The two attempt to fight the beast together, but, because of the Enterprise's ultimately unsuccessful transporter attempt preventing Picard from participating in the battle, Dathon is mortally wounded.
On the Enterprise, First Officer Riker and the crew struggle to understand the alien's language and Riker has Commander Data work with ship's counselorTroi in hopes of translating it. Lt. Worf, in the meantime, thinks that the Captain is being tested as a warrior and advocates an aggressive stance which Riker says he will take as a last option. Riker has Worf take a shuttlecraft to try to retrieve the Captain which fails when the aliens disable the craft and force it to return to the Enterprise. Chief Engineer La Forge and Worf work on a way to disable the Tamarian's scattering field to beam up Picard, while Troi and Data work on deciphering the Tamarian language. They deduce that the Tamarian language is entirely based on metaphors from Tamarian folklore. They learn that Darmok was a hunter and Tanagra is an island, but nothing else. Without knowing the stories behind the metaphors, the Tamarian language remains indecipherable.
While tending to Dathon's wounds, Picard deduces that Darmok and Jalad were two warriors who met on an island called Tanagra, and had to cooperate to defeat a dangerous beast dwelling there, becoming friends in the process. Dathon tried to recreate this event between him and Picard on El-Adrel, hoping that their shared adversity would forge a friendship where words had failed. Picard recounts for Dathon the Epic of Gilgamesh, a human story that parallels the allegory of Darmok and Jalad's. Dathon succumbs to his wounds.
The Enterprise fires on the Tamarian ship, disabling the scattering field, and beams up Picard. Picard uses his newfound knowledge of Tamarian metaphors to communicate with the Tamarians and end the battle; the Tamarians record the story as "Picard and Dathon at El-Adrel", adding a new phrase to their language. Picard mourns Dathon, who sacrificed his life to open relations between their two cultures.
2013-03-03 12:56:19 PM
1 votes:

Lt. Cheese Weasel: awfulperson: Hey, whatever happened to Fark TV?

They re-named it Big Bang Theory.  It still sucks but survives to this day.


Damn. That's cold.
2013-03-03 12:54:44 PM
1 votes:

awfulperson: Hey, whatever happened to Fark TV?


They re-named it Big Bang Theory.  It still sucks but survives to this day.
2013-03-03 12:38:59 PM
1 votes:
Definitely headline of the week material. Could be in the running for HLOTY.
2013-03-03 12:26:09 PM
1 votes:
cdn.chud.com
2013-03-03 12:25:25 PM
1 votes:
Kissinger in China with Dick. G.H. Bush, his mouth spraying, in Japan. G.W. Bush, on the carrier, with the sign. Snooki, when the punch landed. Paris in the back of the car.
2013-03-03 12:21:14 PM
1 votes:
Funny headline!
2013-03-03 12:18:21 PM
1 votes:
Great headline subby
2013-03-03 12:16:48 PM
1 votes:

Ennuipoet: Benghazi.  When the walls fell.


Hilary -- his arms wide!
2013-03-03 12:16:48 PM
1 votes:
Great headline subby
2013-03-03 08:25:24 AM
1 votes:
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