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2013-07-03 08:36:56 AM
I'm leaving this stupid thread without saying shiat!
 
2013-07-03 08:52:17 AM
Subby wasn't joking about the headline. THIS is news? Someone got paid for this article?
 
2013-07-03 08:56:04 AM
i.imgur.com
 
2013-07-03 08:57:09 AM

Peepeye: Subby wasn't joking about the headline. THIS is news? Someone got paid for this article?


Yes, this guy:

www.slate.com
 
2013-07-03 08:58:24 AM

Peepeye: Subby wasn't joking about the headline. THIS is news? Someone got paid for this article?


Someone did!  Can you believe it?

Which begs the question, what did the rest of us have to do for part of our rent/mortgage payment/lunch money today while this hipster twunt gleefully fiddled with his keyboard and sipped a Pabst?
 
2013-07-03 08:58:30 AM
My sister does this, she calls it her party trick. And we're Irish.
 
2013-07-03 08:59:28 AM
I'm relieved. At least it's not their regular: Obama's the Second Coming and the Supreme Court are all meanies for doing This but hey they're the bestest for doing That and you have to read this completely politically correct analysis about some film or other, that's been their regular menu since oh well forever.
 
2013-07-03 08:59:39 AM
I prefer the grand exit by gathering everyone's attention. I yell loudly while climbing onto the bar, screaming at everyone to pay attention where upon I promptly shiat onto the bar, grab some bar nuts to help wipe my ass, fling them into the crowd as parting gifts and then bounce out through the back door screaming "LATER biatchES"

And in doing so I now today have realized that my act does more to contribute to society than this douche who wrote this tripe.
 
2013-07-03 08:59:51 AM
"But religio-nationalist slurs aside"

/scannersheadexplode.gif
 
2013-07-03 09:00:00 AM
Episode 76 of 317 of an Idiots Guide. Next we will explore the various ways of holding a glass.
 
2013-07-03 09:00:22 AM

Peepeye: Subby wasn't joking about the headline. THIS is news? Someone got paid for this article?


Its not news.  Its an article that was a below the fold mention on Slates page and submitter thought it worthy of submitting to the main page of Fark.

Why bother submitting it?  Just to have a big circle jerk about how it isn't news when its not trying to be in the first place?
 
2013-07-03 09:01:58 AM

IdBeCrazyIf: I prefer the grand exit by gathering everyone's attention. I yell loudly while climbing onto the bar, screaming at everyone to pay attention where upon I promptly shiat onto the bar, grab some bar nuts to help wipe my ass, fling them into the crowd as parting gifts and then bounce out through the back door screaming "LATER biatchES"

And in doing so I now today have realized that my act does more to contribute to society than this douche who wrote this tripe.


Hey, I remember you! That was farking awesome!
 
2013-07-03 09:02:30 AM
Or you can just walk up to the person, they'll see ya. Then say goodbye and leave. Everyone will be happy and no one has to slowly creep closer to anyone and no one has to write for slate.
 
2013-07-03 09:03:00 AM

LandOfChocolate: Its an article that was a below the fold mention on Slates page


If by "below the fold" you mean "one of the four main headline articles," sure.
 
2013-07-03 09:03:41 AM
 If it's a formal party, you hope people are polite enough to say good bye. The douche bag host should have been looking out for the "woman increasingly making herself conspicuous". Here's a hint, dumbarse. She was trying to get your attention and you were so self absorbed in your little conversation, loving the attention instead of being a host, that you didn't notice.
 
2013-07-03 09:04:12 AM
Slate could "ghost"... or disappear... and chances are good that nobody would notice or give a fark.
 
2013-07-03 09:06:27 AM

LandOfChocolate: a big circle jerk


Welcome to fark
 
2013-07-03 09:09:44 AM

Pangit: Peepeye: Subby wasn't joking about the headline. THIS is news? Someone got paid for this article?

Yes, this guy:

[www.slate.com image 250x153]


He wrote a pretty fun read.

www.sethstevenson.com

I laughed quite a bit through it.
 
2013-07-03 09:10:17 AM
Or you can avoid the exit altogether by getting so wasted that you pass out in a corner.  When the harsh light of dawn wakes you, take a shiat on the floor, wipe your ass on the nicest curtain, and stumble to the bus stop.  This is Party 101 stuff.
 
2013-07-03 09:11:15 AM

LandOfChocolate: Peepeye: Subby wasn't joking about the headline. THIS is news? Someone got paid for this article?

Its not news.  Its an article that was a below the fold mention on Slates page and submitter thought it worthy of submitting to the main page of Fark.

Why bother submitting it?  Just to have a big circle jerk about how it isn't news when its not trying to be in the first place?


I don't know, why did you write it for Slate in the first place? You're clearly outed.
 
2013-07-03 09:12:52 AM

Pocket Ninja: LandOfChocolate: Its an article that was a below the fold mention on Slates page

If by "below the fold" you mean "one of the four main headline articles," sure.


Perhaps the order is different depending on who visits but I had to scroll down to see it.

In any case, it seems absurd to lift articles off another website, submit them to a different website while complaining how dumb they are.  If they're stupid, don't visit and help drive traffic to them.
 
2013-07-03 09:23:19 AM
Grrr... Someone is expressing their opinion on the internet and it differs from my opinion. God damn this stupid asshole for writing this shiat and trying to pass it off as news, even though that's not at all the case.

God damn them straight to hell.
 
2013-07-03 09:26:35 AM
I've always called it the "social ninja".
 
2013-07-03 09:28:14 AM
And yet it shows up on fark
 
2013-07-03 09:28:14 AM
So apparently  this is a problem for some people.  If you're too introverted to say goodbye when leaving a party, what are you doing at a party in the first place?
 
2013-07-03 09:30:47 AM
The real trick is showing up without saying hello.
 
2013-07-03 09:33:12 AM
The last thing I read on Slate was Amanda Marcotte's triple strength retarded conspiracy theorising that Mattel were introducing their new line, My Little Pony: Equestria Girls, because dolls shaped like human females would be a big hit as masturbation aids for bronies.

This article, while really quite stupid, is nowhere near that piece of vicious, self-contradictory, drek.

Also, a friend was once left passed out in a pub toilet for about six hours because we all thought he'd "ghosted" (he'd been out all night and was worrying a lot about how his significant other was going to react).

You don't have to make a scene, but do let someone know if you're leaving. Friends appreciate knowing you're ok.
 
2013-07-03 09:35:52 AM
What a crappy article. And for the record, if anyone takes off from a party or event I'm hosting without saying goodbye then I'm gonna think they're a prick who couldn't even take the few seconds to say Thanks for inviting me, this was fun, hope you had a good night. Etiquette 101. Plus, it means that I'm not running around trying to find the missing person and thinking that they've fallen down somewhere and can't get up.
 
2013-07-03 09:36:02 AM

Abox: The real trick is showing up without saying hello.


i.qkme.me
 
2013-07-03 09:39:11 AM
Maybe if they pointed out a few more ethnic stereotypes and told more jew jokes it would be a better article.
 
2013-07-03 09:40:12 AM
ts3.mm.bing.net
 
2013-07-03 09:41:14 AM
Also, no one cares.
 
2013-07-03 09:50:18 AM

You'd turn it off when I was halfway across: This article, while really quite stupid, is nowhere near that piece of vicious, self-contradictory, drek.

Also, a friend was once left passed out in a pub toilet for about six hours because we all thought he'd "ghosted" (he'd been out all night and was worrying a lot about how his significant other was going to react).

You don't have to make a scene, but do let someone know if you're leaving. Friends appreciate knowing you're ok.


Yes, you may notice that none of the "national" nicknames for this practice are owned by that nation. No group is claiming that this is their style, because it's a dick move.
 
2013-07-03 09:53:27 AM
Huh. I was just reading about a woman who ghosted from a party. And when her friends found her again, they ghosted on her.
 
2013-07-03 09:57:04 AM

IdBeCrazyIf: I prefer the grand exit by gathering everyone's attention. I yell loudly while climbing onto the bar, screaming at everyone to pay attention where upon I promptly shiat onto the bar, grab some bar nuts to help wipe my ass, fling them into the crowd as parting gifts and then bounce out through the back door screaming "LATER biatchES"


i.imgur.com
Approves.
 
2013-07-03 09:58:43 AM
Here in the U.S., the most-used term seems to beIrish goodbye, which, due to unfortunate historical stereotyping, hints that the vanished person was too tipsy to manage a proper denouement.

No, thats not what it means. Too tipsy means we are as loud as dark, and there is no way we are sneaking out. Its because we are cold hearted farks and we dont feel like getting emotions involved in the 'goodbye' process.
 
2013-07-03 10:08:07 AM

LouDobbsAwaaaay: So apparently  this is a problem for some people.  If you're too introverted to say goodbye when leaving a party, what are you doing at a party in the first place?


Trying to overcome your introversion?
Willing to step out of your comfort zone to meet some people?
 
2013-07-03 10:08:39 AM
I quit reading Slate long ago. This is a prime example of why I made the decision.
 
2013-07-03 10:12:23 AM

Guylian: What a crappy article. And for the record, if anyone takes off from a party or event I'm hosting without saying goodbye then I'm gonna think they're a prick who couldn't even take the few seconds to say Thanks for inviting me, this was fun, hope you had a good night. Etiquette 101. Plus, it means that I'm not running around trying to find the missing person and thinking that they've fallen down somewhere and can't get up.


You can rent out a LifeCall device to help people alert others who have fallen and can't get up.
Mrs. Fletcher would thank you.
How old are the people who show up at your parties anyway?
 
2013-07-03 10:27:09 AM
So . . . I don't understand.  This was in the Life section.  Isn't that what Life section articles are like?  What is the hubbub?

\\ didn't know about slate except as a home for Doonesbury
 
2013-07-03 10:33:34 AM

LouDobbsAwaaaay: So apparently  this is a problem for some people.  If you're too introverted to say goodbye when leaving a party, what are you doing at a party in the first place?


I ask myself that very question.
 
2013-07-03 10:39:53 AM

LandOfChocolate: Peepeye: Subby wasn't joking about the headline. THIS is news? Someone got paid for this article?

Its not news.  Its an article that was a below the fold mention on Slates page and submitter thought it worthy of submitting to the main page of Fark.

Why bother submitting it?  Just to have a big circle jerk about how it isn't news when its not trying to be in the first place?


That's Fark's entire raison d'être. What are you even doing here if you don't like that?
 
2013-07-03 10:41:24 AM

huntercr: If it's a formal party, you hope people are polite enough to say good bye. The douche bag host should have been looking out for the "woman increasingly making herself conspicuous". Here's a hint, dumbarse. She was trying to get your attention and you were so self absorbed in your little conversation, loving the attention instead of being a host, that you didn't notice.


Yeah, he seemed rather irritated at having to interrupt his conversation in order to acknowledge people's departures.
 
2013-07-03 10:41:58 AM

tenpoundsofcheese: LouDobbsAwaaaay: So apparently  this is a problem for some people.  If you're too introverted to say goodbye when leaving a party, what are you doing at a party in the first place?

Trying to overcome your introversion?
Willing to step out of your comfort zone to meet some people?


You know, tenpounds, you're occasionally a pretty agreeable guy. Anyway, I pull this move all the time. Depends on the crowd really. If everyone's really drunk and it's one of my bro's parties, I'll leave without a goodbye. If, on the other hand, it was a party like I attended last night where everyone is a teetotaler and the birthday girl is hypersensitive, then you're damn sure I say a goodbye and give her a parting hug.
 
2013-07-03 11:08:05 AM
And people keep seeking them out.  And people keep submitting them.  And people keep greenlighting them.  And people keep talking about them.  Everything appears to be working according to plan.  That's not especially dumb, is it?
 
2013-07-03 11:23:10 AM

squibbits: Slate could "ghost"... or disappear... and chances are good that nobody would notice or give a fark.


What would Fark if they couldn't announce weekly that Dear Prudence makes up her letters? Get into mischief, that's what.
 
2013-07-03 11:26:21 AM
I have a friend who does this on the phone.  Once he's done talking to you, he just hangs up.  He has caused me to talk to myself fairly often, and every now and then I get the shiat scared out of me when the phone rings right next to my ear.
 
2013-07-03 11:29:46 AM
FTA: Ghosting-aka the Irish goodbye, the French exit, and any number of other vaguely ethnophobic terms

the Spanish Fly?
the Belgian Congo?
the Latvian Handshake?
the Mexican Divorce?
the Viennese Waltz?
the Swiss Watch?
the Shwabian Knot?
 
2013-07-03 11:42:57 AM
Another article about the narcissism of the East Coast justifying assholeicity as "modern cool behavior"?

I'm surprised, nay, SHOCKED such a thing would happen!

If you're in college, just walk out--no one really cares, since you'll see them again in a day or two.  Are you an actual adult?  Be polite without showboating and say a proper good-bye.

What's next, an article about how it's acceptable behavior to eat like a dirty animal and keep your utensils in your hands during the whole meal?
 
2013-07-03 11:44:12 AM
You're right, subby, that was one of the most pointless, stupid articles I've read in quite some time.

Maybe I should try to get a "job" writing inane "observations" for Slate.
 
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