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(CNN)   Fark was a good web site; a kind website, and we will all miss it dearly. But as the seasons change and life moves forward, so must we, in these times of mourning, knowing that a squirrel's nutsack is in a better place   (cnn.com) divider line 79
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2013-05-05 01:01:40 PM  
Nothing ever dies on the web.
 
2013-05-05 01:13:04 PM  
It was a good run. Ultimately, the lack of avatars and an attractive thread layout like Reddit's did her in.
 
2013-05-05 01:24:19 PM  
www.inquisitr.com


A kind website ?
 
2013-05-05 01:34:27 PM  
I've never heard of most of those websites on that list.
 
2013-05-05 01:39:09 PM  
After the end of days, when fire rains down from the sky onto a charred landscape and the scattered remnants of humanity scratch out what meager existence they can from the poisoned earth, one website will still stand tall and strong.
 
2013-05-05 02:04:00 PM  
i hope FARK closes then none of my embarrasing posts will come up anymore in employer searches
 
2013-05-05 02:07:11 PM  
R.I.P.

Comic Relief magazine
Funny Pages magazine
Spy magazine
PUNCH, A London Charivari
The Weekly World News
The Midnight Star

Plop!
PANIC!
Crazy
Ralph Snert
Groo the Wanderer
Bloom County
Outland
Opus
Calvin and Hobbes
The Far Side
Pogo

TV Guide
Life I
Life II

The History Channel (sure its body is still on the air, but is inhabited by ghosts, demons and evil alien overlords) What ever happened to John Wayne movies and WWIII?
 
2013-05-05 02:32:53 PM  
As long as Fark is around, I'll never land a cabinet position in the Obama administration, dammit.
 
2013-05-05 02:44:21 PM  

jehovahs witness protection: As long as Fark is around, I'll never land a cabinet position in the Obama administration, dammit.


why? do you want to be Joe Biden
 
2013-05-05 02:53:28 PM  

Jon iz teh kewl: jehovahs witness protection: As long as Fark is around, I'll never land a cabinet position in the Obama administration, dammit.

why? do you want to be Joe Biden


No. I hate Trans Ams
 
2013-05-05 02:55:49 PM  

jehovahs witness protection: Jon iz teh kewl: jehovahs witness protection: As long as Fark is around, I'll never land a cabinet position in the Obama administration, dammit.

why? do you want to be Joe Biden

No. I hate Trans Ams


then Nancy Pelosi?
 
2013-05-05 03:03:11 PM  

Jon iz teh kewl: jehovahs witness protection: Jon iz teh kewl: jehovahs witness protection: As long as Fark is around, I'll never land a cabinet position in the Obama administration, dammit.

why? do you want to be Joe Biden

No. I hate Trans Ams

then Nancy Pelosi?


Not into witchcraft either.
 
2013-05-05 03:21:03 PM  

jehovahs witness protection: Jon iz teh kewl: jehovahs witness protection: Jon iz teh kewl: jehovahs witness protection: As long as Fark is around, I'll never land a cabinet position in the Obama administration, dammit.

why? do you want to be Joe Biden

No. I hate Trans Ams

then Nancy Pelosi?

Not into witchcraft either.


Secretary of Education Arne Duncan, then?
 
2013-05-05 03:24:27 PM  

FirstNationalBastard: jehovahs witness protection: Jon iz teh kewl: jehovahs witness protection: Jon iz teh kewl: jehovahs witness protection: As long as Fark is around, I'll never land a cabinet position in the Obama administration, dammit.

why? do you want to be Joe Biden

No. I hate Trans Ams

then Nancy Pelosi?

Not into witchcraft either.

Secretary of Education Arne Duncan, then?


Janet Napolitano.
 
2013-05-05 03:31:48 PM  
That's it, I'm moving to Digg.
 
2013-05-05 03:38:58 PM  
reddit
 
2013-05-05 03:39:08 PM  

ecmoRandomNumbers: FirstNationalBastard: jehovahs witness protection: Jon iz teh kewl: jehovahs witness protection: Jon iz teh kewl: jehovahs witness protection: As long as Fark is around, I'll never land a cabinet position in the Obama administration, dammit.

why? do you want to be Joe Biden

No. I hate Trans Ams

then Nancy Pelosi?

Not into witchcraft either.

Secretary of Education Arne Duncan, then?

Janet Napolitano.


I'm ugly, but damn.
 
2013-05-05 03:45:04 PM  
Of course, it's company policy never to imply ownership, in the event of a dead squirrel's nutsack.
We have to use the indefinite article.
"A" dead squirrel's nutsack, never "YOUR" dead squirrel's nutsack.
 
2013-05-05 03:58:40 PM  
According to paragraph 7, Reddit is likely to close within the next week.
 
2013-05-05 04:37:14 PM  

Mentat: That's it, I'm moving to Digg.


Wasn't that Fark with venture capital backing?
 
2013-05-05 04:38:36 PM  

Saborlas: According to paragraph 7, Reddit is likely to close within the next week.


But then where will people go to see things on the internet one day before everyone else so they can go to other websites and then gloat about how they saw said thing a day earlier on another website?
 
2013-05-05 04:39:14 PM  
List fails without Microsoft Live.  The impact of that shutdown is still rippling more than a year later.
 
2013-05-05 04:42:03 PM  
Posterous was presumably an acqui-hire, which is presumably a good way to hire an entire team that knows how to work together. And so a huge premium is paid for acqui-hires over the cost of just recruiting the same n number of engineers.

And yet, when I look at the underlying product this team put together, it's often shiat held together by bailing wire and able to keep afloat just long enough behind the curtain to allow the company to be acqui-hired. If the product actually worked they probably wouldn't need an acqui-hire exit.

As a posterous user and posterous API developer let me assure you posterous and its api and their devops and their support was all utter crap.

Blow jobs were exchanged to get Twitter to buy out Posterous and the shareholders of Twitter came out the losers.
 
2013-05-05 04:47:17 PM  
meebo IM was great
google bought it and closed it a month later
 
2013-05-05 04:47:51 PM  
My Geocities site is still good, right?
 
2013-05-05 04:55:30 PM  
(Featured reply)
 
2013-05-05 04:57:43 PM  
farm4.static.flickr.com

RIP CNN
 
2013-05-05 04:57:45 PM  
img600.imageshack.us

Remember Icebox? They brought us such cartoon masterpieces as Zombie College, Queer Duck, Mr. Wong, Hard Drinkin' Lincoln, Weekend Pussy Hunt, The Elvis and Jack Nicklaus Mysteries, The Goddamn George Liquor Program, etc. etc.

Some of the content is still up, but the company is long gone.
 
2013-05-05 04:58:06 PM  

Foxxinnia: Saborlas: According to paragraph 7, Reddit is likely to close within the next week.

But then where will people go to see things on the internet one day before everyone else so they can go to other websites and then gloat about how they saw said thing a day earlier on another website?


That is why I could never get into Reddit for that reason. All my friends are like already seen it on Reddit or hey did you see this on Reddit? I always tell my friends I am not a fan of the website, and I get my kicks on Fark. They go whats that or Fark sucks. So it just pisses me off. Plus my God if they post something on there and it gets a lot of positive hits on their comment or whatever; they spaz out like it was the greatest thing in the world. The site turned my friends into annoying hipsters.
 
2013-05-05 05:00:15 PM  
R.I.P. Brunching Shuttlecocks
 
2013-05-05 05:04:24 PM  
conversatron.one-thirty-seven.net
 
2013-05-05 05:06:11 PM  

demonfaerie: Foxxinnia: Saborlas: According to paragraph 7, Reddit is likely to close within the next week.

But then where will people go to see things on the internet one day before everyone else so they can go to other websites and then gloat about how they saw said thing a day earlier on another website?

That is why I could never get into Reddit for that reason. All my friends are like already seen it on Reddit or hey did you see this on Reddit? I always tell my friends I am not a fan of the website, and I get my kicks on Fark. They go whats that or Fark sucks. So it just pisses me off. Plus my God if they post something on there and it gets a lot of positive hits on their comment or whatever; they spaz out like it was the greatest thing in the world. The site turned my friends into annoying hipsters.


Yeah. If fark ever changed its thread layout to reddit style, im out.
 
2013-05-05 05:09:46 PM  

Nuclear Monk: R.I.P. Brunching Shuttlecocks


Yeah, I miss that site...

MrEricSir: [img600.imageshack.us image 159x49]

Remember Icebox?


I do remember.  Fondly... I just loaded up some old episodes of Starship Regulars (I really wish there were more episodes).
 
2013-05-05 05:10:24 PM  
Outside of pets.com and geocities I hadn't heard of any of em, pets had a unviable business model and geocities was a mercy killing.


/seriously geocities did anyone really need over 300 homepages featuring neon flashing text blocks/spinning gifs all rendered in some of the most godawful HTML code ever puked up?
 
2013-05-05 05:10:52 PM  
Who the hell cares about any of those sites?

OiNK was a site that people cared about.

Thankfully others have filled the void.
 
2013-05-05 05:11:15 PM  

brantgoose: The History Channel


Thankfully, it still has Vikings.
 
2013-05-05 05:13:53 PM  
Judging from that list I think I can safely say nothing of value was lost.
 
2013-05-05 05:15:55 PM  

Skyfrog: Judging from that list I think I can safely say nothing of value was lost.


shiat the closing of geocities alone increased the collective IQ of the web at least 10 points
 
2013-05-05 05:18:39 PM  
So Fark is OK?  So I don't get my life back?  Ah well.
 
2013-05-05 05:20:39 PM  
I've seen things you people wouldn't believe. Squirrels...with massive nutsacks. I watched a man carry looted beer through the flooded streets of New Orleans. All those... moments... will be lost in time, like beer...spilled onto a server. Time... to die...
 
2013-05-05 05:21:59 PM  
notproud.com
 
2013-05-05 05:24:00 PM  
What about projects that are still up but no longer being updated, like homestarrunner.com? Do they count?
 
2013-05-05 05:24:32 PM  
plastic.com
 
2013-05-05 05:26:17 PM  
splitsider.com
 
2013-05-05 05:27:27 PM  
I remember one of the original chatrooms... "Freetown".

Made friends, a few in real life, some relationships, and learned a lot about online relationships and such.

To be honest, I do miss the camaraderie that we had.. but the more the owner pissed people off, the more he got hacked... eventually it was overrun with young kids and that did it in as they were a bunch of idiots and just didn't fit with the "old timers" that would join up and chat during their daily coffee.

I did see so many lies and relationships be all over the place, some marriages ended, some saved...but overall, we'd get to know each other, be there for support, we were friends for a while.. but regular life pulled each one out in time...

All good things must end I guess... So... Moontat, Frenzy, 2Much and the rest... if you're Farkers now, say hi once in a while...
 
2013-05-05 05:28:16 PM  
Whadda they gonna say about Fark, man? It was a kind site? It was a wise site? It had plans, man??
 
2013-05-05 05:31:17 PM  
When buzz.bazooka.se closed down here in Sweden a friend and I started cuzz.cazooka.se instead! Still up and running. :)
 
2013-05-05 05:40:31 PM  
www.realultimatepower.net

Still here.
 
2013-05-05 06:09:48 PM  

JosephFinn: brantgoose: The History Channel

Thankfully, it still has Vikings.


Great! Another thing to keep me from studying.

Thanks a lot buddy.
 
2013-05-05 06:21:05 PM  

jehovahs witness protection: ecmoRandomNumbers: FirstNationalBastard: jehovahs witness protection: Jon iz teh kewl: jehovahs witness protection: Jon iz teh kewl: jehovahs witness protection: As long as Fark is around, I'll never land a cabinet position in the Obama administration, dammit.

why? do you want to be Joe Biden

No. I hate Trans Ams

then Nancy Pelosi?

Not into witchcraft either.

Secretary of Education Arne Duncan, then?

Janet Napolitano.

I'm ugly, but damn.


No, Janet Reno
 
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