"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.
wickedg: Will someone please post the explanation for people who don't get TNG references.\too lazy
Ennuipoet: Benghazi. When the walls fell.
weltallica: [i.imgur.com image 300x229]1991 was over twenty years ago.Most Farkers weren't even born when we were watching this.
Thanks for the Meme-ries: Known associates:[i291.photobucket.com image 657x470][i291.photobucket.com image 385x339][i291.photobucket.com image 651x479][i291.photobucket.com image 657x478]
Baloo Uriza: weltallica: [i.imgur.com image 300x229]1991 was over twenty years ago.Most Farkers weren't even born when we were watching this.Yeah, I had that realization Friday night, and it still blows my mind that there's kids old enough to drink now that didn't exist at the same time as Nirvana. MIND BLOWN.
hardinparamedic: What the hell?Is this a headline about world events, or viral marketing for the Hobbit?
zamboni: Silverstaff: wickedg: Will someone please post the explanation for people who don't get TNG references.\too lazyShort 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. . .Kinda... sorta... we are a civilization that talks like that. Granted, the civilization on TNG seemed to have lost the ability, even the concept of speaking literally.But just think about how many times you reference something that you, your circle of friends, or even those with whom you share a language understand, but might be completely lost on someone from another background. A movie you've all seen. An event you all know about. A piece of literature that was widely read or taught in your language. Every time you use a name, or a term, or a phrase that represents more than the sum of its words, you are doing what that species was doing.If a civilization had enough common experiences it could be an efficient way to communicate. Sort of a language compression. But meet up with another civilization... and you end up battling to the death with invisible creatures like Picard and Dathon at El-Adrel on TNG. And you won't get over it... like Ted at Macho Grande./I liked that episode. More after I watched it a few times.
awfulperson: Hey, whatever happened to Fark TV?
PumpkinCake: hardinparamedic: What the hell?Is this a headline about world events, or viral marketing for the Hobbit?The door. You are to go through it.
Nothing To See Here: Aye, an eye for an eye.
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