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(Time)   How far can you travel in 36 hours with no money? The bar has been set rather high by two Trinity College students who went from Ireland to Argentina   (newsfeed.time.com) divider line 67
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2013-03-14 08:43:09 AM  
Easy if you're a hot college female.

Not so easy if you're a 30 year old male.
 
2013-03-14 08:45:00 AM  

darkscout: Not so easy if you're a 30 year old male.


No, just as easy so long as you have no self respect.
 
2013-03-14 08:46:17 AM  

MyKingdomForYourHorse: darkscout: Not so easy if you're a 30 year old male.

No, just as easy so long as you have no self respect.


And a wide stance.
 
2013-03-14 08:49:00 AM  
I could probably make it from my bed to the couch and back in about 36 hours
 
2013-03-14 08:49:15 AM  
missing from article: how?
 
2013-03-14 08:49:21 AM  

MyKingdomForYourHorse: darkscout: Not so easy if you're a 30 year old male.

No, just as easy so long as you have no self respect.


The unwritten rules of the road....
 
2013-03-14 08:50:08 AM  
Spending no money or just none of YOUR money?
 
2013-03-14 08:51:59 AM  

MyKingdomForYourHorse: darkscout: Not so easy if you're a 30 year old male.

No, just as easy so long as you have no self respect.


Gay straight, there's no lines anymore.
 
2013-03-14 08:52:02 AM  
FTA- A group of Irish travelers set out to see how far they could get without spending a cent

I wonder if they did that on purpose.
 
2013-03-14 08:52:34 AM  

thecpt: missing from article: how?


They apparently "blagged" their way onto a plane. From Urban Dictionary:

BlagTo gain, usually entrance to a restricted area or club, or some material good, through confidence trickery or cheekiness. Lying is also acceptable.

Sounds like the sort of thing that would guarantee some uncomfortable alone time with the TSA if you tried it in the US.
 
2013-03-14 08:53:01 AM  
Okay....the bit about the two dressing up as priests and handing in a resume at the Vatican made me LOL.

Well played gentlemen, well played.

*raises a pint in their honor*
 
2013-03-14 08:53:04 AM  
All this proves is that the Irish are really good at getting out of Ireland.
 
2013-03-14 08:53:41 AM  
Surprised they went back
 
2013-03-14 08:54:39 AM  
I'd fly them to Argentina and back for weeks.
 
2013-03-14 08:54:47 AM  
Yet for many, their enthusiasm brought them straight to Dublin's international airport where they began to blag their way onto flights destined for Poland, Slovakia, Italy, Germany, Indonesia and even Australia.

Does someone have a Mick-to-Yank translation for that expression? Does that mean they just sweet-talked the gate agents into letting them board a plane without a reservation? Apparently Irish airport security leaves a bit to be desired.
 
2013-03-14 08:55:43 AM  

Gunther: thecpt: missing from article: how?

They apparently "blagged" their way onto a plane. From Urban Dictionary:

Blag:  To gain, usually entrance to a restricted area or club, or some material good, through confidence trickery or cheekiness. Lying is also acceptable.

Sounds like the sort of thing that would guarantee some uncomfortable alone time with the TSA if you tried it in the US.


So....basically they snuck onto a plane from Ireland to Argentina?
 
2013-03-14 08:55:45 AM  
Bar
+
Irish
=
Joke
 
2013-03-14 08:56:24 AM  

puckrock2000: Yet for many, their enthusiasm brought them straight to Dublin's international airport where they began to blag their way onto flights destined for Poland, Slovakia, Italy, Germany, Indonesia and even Australia.

Does someone have a Mick-to-Yank translation for that expression? Does that mean they just sweet-talked the gate agents into letting them board a plane without a reservation? Apparently Irish airport security leaves a bit to be desired.


just a lil whiskey prehaps will do the trick. (said in a heavy irish accent)
 
2013-03-14 08:56:33 AM  
I guess I'd blag my way into her blarg.
 
2013-03-14 08:56:51 AM  
 
2013-03-14 08:57:09 AM  

The Muthaship: MyKingdomForYourHorse: darkscout: Not so easy if you're a 30 year old male.

No, just as easy so long as you have no self respect.

The unwritten rules of the road....


Road head, its mandatory
 
2013-03-14 08:57:09 AM  

thecpt: missing from article: how?


FTA : "Yet for many, their enthusiasm brought them straight to Dublin's international airport where they began to blag their way onto flights destined for..."

There is the how.
 
2013-03-14 08:58:07 AM  

MNguy: So....basically they snuck onto a plane from Ireland to Argentina?


So you have to handle a few small bags for the luggage guys to turn their heads.
 
2013-03-14 08:59:07 AM  

H31N0US: Spending no money or just none of YOUR money?


That was gonna be my question.  Basically anyone can hitch anywhere in the continental US and it takes about a day to panhandle a few days' worth of food money, I imagine the only difficult bit is crossing international borders and oceans so long as you're avoiding the "press-ganged by the local mafia" and "white slavery is good money" nations.
 
2013-03-14 09:01:08 AM  
If the terms permit lying scamming and stealing,probably across an ocean or too, yeah.

Or at least to the nearest medium security prison.
 
2013-03-14 09:01:45 AM  
The last line is best.  Something about now having to figure out how to get all of them home.

/Perhaps didn't think it all the way through?
 
2013-03-14 09:02:21 AM  

The Muthaship: FTA- A group of Irish travelers set out to see how far they could get without spending a cent

I wonder if they did that on purpose.


I noticed that as well.
 
2013-03-14 09:03:26 AM  

Deja_VooDoo: The last line is best.  Something about now having to figure out how to get all of them home.

/Perhaps didn't think it all the way through?


No shiat.  They raised a few thousand for charity, but they've got kids in Australia, Brunei and all over Europe that have got to blarg their way home now too.
 
2013-03-14 09:03:37 AM  

Oldiron_79: The Muthaship: MyKingdomForYourHorse: darkscout: Not so easy if you're a 30 year old male.

No, just as easy so long as you have no self respect.

The unwritten rules of the road....

Road head, its mandatory



www.time.com
 
2013-03-14 09:04:05 AM  

Pollexter: Once again, "unfetchable" image fail. Meh.

http://www.independent.ie/irish-news/trinity-students-blag-way-aroun d- globe-for-jailbreak-charity-stunt-29122559.html


Ah. I guess  nowwe have our answer as to how they pulled this off.
 
2013-03-14 09:04:29 AM  

Uchiha_Cycliste: MyKingdomForYourHorse: darkscout: Not so easy if you're a 30 year old male.

No, just as easy so long as you have no self respect.

Gay straight, there's no lines anymore.


Dont be so suburban
 
2013-03-14 09:04:45 AM  
OK, so what could've been a fun and creative fundraiser wound up inundating the nearest international airport with scam artists.  That's a way to raise awareness for a charity, I guess.
 
2013-03-14 09:10:04 AM  

jfivealive: Uchiha_Cycliste: MyKingdomForYourHorse: darkscout: Not so easy if you're a 30 year old male.

No, just as easy so long as you have no self respect.

Gay straight, there's no lines anymore.

Dont be so suburban


Yeah?!? Well here's a line and on this side of it, we ain't gay.
 
2013-03-14 09:10:14 AM  

thecpt: missing from article: how?


They blagged their way.  duh

..as in "he distinctly said "To Blag," which we all know means "to bluff." So you're probably playing cards, and he cheated!"
 
2013-03-14 09:10:31 AM  
have they found a way back to Ireland yet? I imagine getting to any random far away place is easier than getting back to a specific place without using money.
 
2013-03-14 09:15:10 AM  

Carth: have they found a way back to Ireland yet? I imagine getting to any random far away place is easier than getting back to a specific place without using money.


it said someone paid their way back, which you know involves money
 
2013-03-14 09:16:02 AM  

sjmcc13: they began to blag their way onto flights


yeah no shiat.  That isn't exactly descriptive.
 
2013-03-14 09:18:27 AM  
So the lesson here is that security at Irish airports really sucks?
 
2013-03-14 09:22:12 AM  
Or not. Apparently you could be "sponsored" by a travel agency.

Link
 
2013-03-14 09:24:37 AM  

darkscout: Easy if you're a hot college female.

Not so easy if you're a 30 year old male.


Yup ....

Although to be fair some of the guys made it pretty far too.
 
2013-03-14 09:25:49 AM  
Oh I get it.  Rich students get to practice sponging off kindly individuals.
How nice.

Is this training for becoming Hedge Fund and Bank managers in the US?


sorry, honestly schitty attitude trumped internal filters.  Will likely happen again.
 
2013-03-14 09:26:12 AM  

darkscout: Easy if you're a hot college female.

Not so easy if you're a 30 year old male.


Image post fail.  Learn to preview first next time.

Anyways students in question....

s14.postimage.org
 
2013-03-14 09:32:41 AM  

Sudlow: Or not. Apparently you could be "sponsored" by a travel agency.

Link


Thank you for clearing that up.  Because I could NOT figure out how any of this was possible unless someone was funding it.  Also...  The winning pair got a (reasonably) famous musician to front the money for the tickets home?  And they somehow raised 5 figures in donations?!

There is SO something totally left out of this story.  They make it sound like it was miraculously ingeneuos for them to have made it that far.  Yet, they are leaving out that they had benefactors all the way.
So, I call shenanigans on the whole thing.

Glad they had a good time, though.  Good for them.
 
2013-03-14 09:43:30 AM  
They gave the pilot Aer Lingus.
 
2013-03-14 09:47:29 AM  

Betep: They gave the pilot Aer Lingus.


Somebody get the lights.
 
2013-03-14 09:58:22 AM  
Distracted by sidebar: "Iran Battles Giant 'Mutant' Rats With Snipers"

Rats are hiring snipers now? Run for the hills!

Oh. They're coming from the hills? Run away from the hills!
 
2013-03-14 09:59:26 AM  
Kneepads and mouthwash.
 
2013-03-14 10:06:05 AM  
 
2013-03-14 10:06:40 AM  

GoodOmens: darkscout: Easy if you're a hot college female.

Not so easy if you're a 30 year old male.

Image post fail.  Learn to preview first next time.

Anyways students in question....

[s14.postimage.org image 552x342]


A Scotsman, an Englishman, and an Irishman meet in a bar while traveling.

"Y'know" said the Scotsman, "I still prefer the pubs back home. In Glasgow, there's a wonderful little bar called McTavish's. The landlord there goes out of his way for the locals, so much that when you buy 4 drinks he'll buy the 5th drink for you."

"Well," said the Englishman, "at my local, the Red Lion, the barman there will buy your 3rd drink after you buy the first 2."

"Ahhhhh, that's nothing, laddies," said the Irishman.

"Back home in me own Dublin, there's Ryan's Bar. Now, the moment you set foot in the place they'll buy you a drink, then another, all the drinks you like. Then, when, when you've had enough drinks, they'll take you upstairs and see that you get laid. All on the house."

The Englishman and Scotsman immediately scorn the Irishman's claims. But he swears every word is true.

"Well," said the Englishman, "did this actually happen to you?"

"Not to me meself, personally, no," said the Irishman... "but it did happen to me sister."
 
2013-03-14 10:44:27 AM  
And, just to prove that there is in fact an xkcd for everything:

imgs.xkcd.com
 
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