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2013-09-09 03:33:15 PM
Yes, that is true, an author usually has presumption of copyright when a work is created, however, things get murky when it is "work for hire" so in those cases it is best to state the copyright holder out of an abundance of caution.
 
2013-09-09 03:59:16 PM
Raul Fernando Gomez Circunegui in May set out to cross the mountains from Chile to Argentina on foot because his motorcycle broke down.

i bet he thought he could throw a football over them too.
 
2013-09-09 04:01:42 PM
img.maniadb.com

I lost forty pounds using the The Uruguayan Rat and Raisin Diet!
 
2013-09-09 04:18:15 PM
I think the last sentence is trying to tell us not to cross the Andes without a companion. A plump, tasty companion.
 
2013-09-09 05:19:46 PM

haemaker: Yes, that is true, an author usually has presumption of copyright when a work is created, however, things get murky when it is "work for hire" so in those cases it is best to state the copyright holder out of an abundance of caution.


Um, this first sentence is not just completely pointless, it's completely irrelevant.
 
2013-09-09 05:19:58 PM
See what happens when you find a stranger in the Andes?
 
2013-09-09 05:20:52 PM

"In 1972, a plane carrying an Uruguayan rugby team to Chile crashed in the Andes. Some of the survivors sustained themselves by eating dead bodies."

Meat's meat, and a man's gotta eat!

 
2013-09-09 05:23:45 PM

baronbloodbath: haemaker: Yes, that is true, an author usually has presumption of copyright when a work is created, however, things get murky when it is "work for hire" so in those cases it is best to state the copyright holder out of an abundance of caution.

Um, this first sentence is not just completely pointless, it's completely irrelevant.


No, it is brilliant. You just missed the joke.
 
2013-09-09 05:23:46 PM
"You mean they ate each other up?!?"
2.bp.blogspot.com
 "They had to... In order to survive".
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2013-09-09 05:25:02 PM
after he spent a brutal winter eating rats and raisins to survive, local media reported.

I don't want to be the one who has to tell him, "Those weren't raisins".
 
2013-09-09 05:25:27 PM

T.rex: "You mean they ate each other up?!?"
[2.bp.blogspot.com image 400x225]
 "They had to... In order to survive".
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I always loved Jack's evil smile.
 
2013-09-09 05:25:44 PM
So he just found some shelther that had sugar and raisins just sitting out there?
 
2013-09-09 05:27:42 PM
It's just something that is distracting but of no real purpose to anyone.
 
2013-09-09 05:27:53 PM
I read that same article and thought the same thing. Like planes crashing in the Andes is a common thing.

/well, it kinda was...
//maybe
///snowmelt plane parts!
 
2013-09-09 05:28:01 PM
Google news just had a story about this guy. It said he was fleeing child sex abuse charges. So glad he suffered so that now he can suffer some more.
 
2013-09-09 05:28:05 PM
If they just found him, didn't he survive a SUMMER in the Andes rather than WINTER?
 
2013-09-09 05:28:24 PM
of course they ate them after they were dead, only the worst kind of person would have eaten them alive.
 
2013-09-09 05:28:30 PM
It's not pointless if they get paid by word count.
 
2013-09-09 05:31:31 PM
I bet he was really in Charleston SC with his mistress
 
2013-09-09 05:31:59 PM

rkiller1: If they just found him, didn't he survive a SUMMER in the Andes rather than WINTER?


Southern hemisphere.
 
2013-09-09 05:32:05 PM

TrollingForColumbine: I bet he was really in Charleston SC with his mistress


A+
 
2013-09-09 05:32:11 PM
Raisins are pretty vile.  I'd have to be starving to eat raisins.
 
2013-09-09 05:33:16 PM

Sin_City_Superhero: rkiller1: If they just found him, didn't he survive a SUMMER in the Andes rather than WINTER?

Southern hemisphere.


How can a flat plane have hemisphere?
 
2013-09-09 05:33:42 PM

haemaker: Yes, that is true, an author usually has presumption of copyright when a work is created, however, things get murky when it is "work for hire" so in those cases it is best to state the copyright holder out of an abundance of caution.


You got all that from "Click for restrictions"?
 
2013-09-09 05:34:20 PM
static.guim.co.uk
What's all this about rats?
 
2013-09-09 05:35:08 PM
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2013-09-09 05:35:13 PM

Sin_City_Superhero: rkiller1: If they just found him, didn't he survive a SUMMER in the Andes rather than WINTER?

Southern hemisphere.


I've discovered Fark nearly a decade ago and have never deliberately trolled, till today.  I know, I know, it's against the rules but I just couldn't resist.  Thank you for accommodating me.  I owe you one.
/I promise never to do it again, Admins.  Never.
 
2013-09-09 05:35:47 PM

rkiller1: If they just found him, didn't he survive a SUMMER in the Andes rather than WINTER?


The Southern Hemisphere, how does it work?
 
2013-09-09 05:36:50 PM

offacue: [3.bp.blogspot.com image 320x320]


www.rockagogo.com
 
2013-09-09 05:37:10 PM

rkiller1: Sin_City_Superhero: rkiller1: If they just found him, didn't he survive a SUMMER in the Andes rather than WINTER?

Southern hemisphere.

I've discovered Fark nearly a decade ago and have never deliberately trolled, till today.  I know, I know, it's against the rules but I just couldn't resist.  Thank you for accommodating me.  I owe you one.
/I promise never to do it again, Admins.  Never.


Trolls, how do they work?
 
2013-09-09 05:38:10 PM
Well how many of us would be willing to eat rats to survive? I probably would imagine it would kill you quicker.
 
2013-09-09 05:42:36 PM
I've noticed that that particular piece of information gets tacked onto almost all news articles about the region for some reason...
 
2013-09-09 05:42:38 PM
"The truth is that this is a miracle. We still can't believe it," San Juan Governor Jose Luis Gioja told the local Diario de Cuyo newspaper. "We let him talk to his wife, his mother and his daughter. ... I asked him, 'Are you a believer?' He told me, 'No, but now I am.'"

Now Muriel plays piano every Friday at the Hollywood
And they brought me down to see her and they asked me if I would
Do a little number, and I sang with all my might
And she said "Tell me are you a Christian child?"
And I said "Ma'am I am tonight"
Walkin' in San Juan...
 
2013-09-09 05:42:53 PM
Did he miss the mint factory?

upload.wikimedia.org
 
2013-09-09 05:43:41 PM
Andes, schmandes. A real rat & raisin eatin' badass would go backpacking through the Atacama with nothing but a piece of flint, a switchblade, and a VHS of panda porn.
 
2013-09-09 05:50:23 PM
Well..they did not tell you he started his Andes excursion with several friends....
 
2013-09-09 05:57:37 PM
s21.postimg.org
 
2013-09-09 06:05:17 PM
Whole article is pointless:

"'A miracle': Walker survived four months lost in Andes by eating"

Unless it is like in the last sentence -- that he had to eat humans -- who the fark cares? An animal's an animal; meat is meat.
 
2013-09-09 06:09:37 PM

Sin_City_Superhero: rkiller1: If they just found him, didn't he survive a SUMMER in the Andes rather than WINTER?

Southern hemisphere.


F the southern hemisphere! Northside! What what!
 
2013-09-09 06:12:23 PM
Spend all your life being a good person, and that they don't remember. But eat one dead guy....
 
2013-09-09 06:17:52 PM

TrollingForColumbine: I bet he was really in Charleston SC with his mistress


BRAVO!

That was even better than the Boobies.
 
2013-09-09 06:26:06 PM

rkiller1: Sin_City_Superhero: rkiller1: If they just found him, didn't he survive a SUMMER in the Andes rather than WINTER?

Southern hemisphere.

I've discovered Fark nearly a decade ago and have never deliberately trolled, till today.  I know, I know, it's against the rules but I just couldn't resist.  Thank you for accommodating me.  I owe you one.
/I promise never to do it again, Admins.  Never.


And here is evidence you can spend 10 years looking at something and still not be any good at it.

Example #2 is porn.
 
2013-09-09 06:35:51 PM

TrollingForColumbine: I bet he was really in Charleston SC with his mistress


Brilliant
 
2013-09-09 06:37:06 PM
Uh...call me stupid for not knowing this...I like the outdoors as much as the next guy...but uh...how in the hell did they find him dehydrated when they were surrounded by snow?
 
2013-09-09 06:47:08 PM

Fade2black: Uh...call me stupid for not knowing this...I like the outdoors as much as the next guy...but uh...how in the hell did they find him dehydrated when they were surrounded by snow?


O_o
 
2013-09-09 06:47:43 PM
In Peru, you don't have to outrun the guinea pigs, you just have to outrun your friends
 
2013-09-09 06:48:36 PM
OM NOM NOM
 
2013-09-09 06:50:11 PM
At first glance of the headline I thought it said Walker survived four months  in Los Angeles by eating rats .
 
2013-09-09 06:50:17 PM

bigbobowski: of course they ate them after they were dead, only the worst kind of person would have eaten them alive.


Hey now, I like to eat my women when they are alive. That way I don't need a refrigeration unit to keep them fresh... I also like to hear them scream, dead bodies don't scream...

Does that make me the worst kind of person?...
 
2013-09-09 06:54:28 PM

haemaker: Yes, that is true, an author usually has presumption of copyright when a work is created, however, things get murky when it is "work for hire" so in those cases it is best to state the copyright holder out of an abundance of caution.


bra-vo!
 
2013-09-09 06:55:08 PM
Thankfully he was found. Now he can get back to smoking.
 
2013-09-09 06:56:19 PM

Fade2black: Uh...call me stupid for not knowing this...I like the outdoors as much as the next guy...but uh...how in the hell did they find him dehydrated when they were surrounded by snow?


Uh, because eating snow can make you die of hypothermia.
 
2013-09-09 07:00:28 PM
This comment is pretty useless, as well.
 
2013-09-09 07:03:01 PM

Loadmaster: Fade2black: Uh...call me stupid for not knowing this...I like the outdoors as much as the next guy...but uh...how in the hell did they find him dehydrated when they were surrounded by snow?

Uh, because eating snow can make you die of hypothermia.


I don't know about hypothermia, but the work your internal body has to go thru to melt the ice for it to be absorbed, you're actually dehydrating yourself further.
 
2013-09-09 07:51:41 PM
farm4.staticflickr.com
 
2013-09-09 08:00:48 PM
Sugar, raisins, rats and the shelter's leftover supplies kept Gomez alive


rat
glazed rat
rat with raisins
glazed rat with raisins
raisins
glazed raisins
half-glazed rat
half-glazed rat with raisins
 
2013-09-09 08:17:45 PM
ArcadianRefugee:  Unless it is like in the last sentence -- that he had to eat humans -- who the fark cares? An animal's an animal; meat is meat.

So an animal is an animal unless it isn't an animal, and meat is meat unless it isn't meat.

Thanks for your input.
 
2013-09-09 08:26:06 PM
The Uruguayan rugby team just marked the 40th anniversary of their crash. This is from that thread:
img.fark.net
 
2013-09-09 08:42:43 PM
Perhaps they have a minimum word count.
 
2013-09-09 08:44:05 PM

SlothB77: Raul Fernando Gomez Circunegui in May set out to cross the mountains from Chile to Argentina on foot because his motorcycle broke down.

i bet he thought he could throw a football over them too.


1.bp.blogspot.com
Approves
 
2013-09-09 08:49:30 PM

farkingismybusiness: See what happens when you find a stranger in the Andes?


Well done.

+ infinity
 
2013-09-09 09:42:00 PM

Precision Boobery: ArcadianRefugee:  Unless it is like in the last sentence -- that he had to eat humans -- who the fark cares? An animal's an animal; meat is meat.

So an animal is an animal unless it isn't an animal, and meat is meat unless it isn't meat.

Thanks for your input.


I am a human; my species gets a "by"; when it comes to food. Why? Because we are the ones who make the rules, write the articles, and so on.

Also, "an animal is an animal unless it isn't an animal"? "[M]eat is meat unless it isn't meat"? I am not sure what drugs are required to say that sort of thing, especially when trying to claim it's what I said.

Lemme fix your post for you: An animal is an animal unless it isn't an animal human, and meat is meat unless it isn't human meat. That, at least, could be read into what I said, although it isn't what I said.

What I did say, paraphrased, was, "Humans being the exception, why should it matter what animal he ate? Meat is meat."
That clarify things for ya?
 
2013-09-09 10:24:20 PM

AverageAmericanGuy: It's just something that is distracting but of no real purpose to anyone.


But that's not important now.
i.imgur.com
 
2013-09-09 10:34:48 PM
Well this walker did it only eating rats! No raisins!

i1211.photobucket.com
 
2013-09-09 11:55:51 PM

ArcadianRefugee: That clarify things for ya?


No, you're still saying humans aren't animals and we're not made of the same kind of stuff that's in your hamburger.

ArcadianRefugee: An animal's an animal; meat is meat.


Except humans, because something magical happens when they write things down to change all that, somehow.  Try explaining that to the next hungry tiger you wander across.

So it's okay to eat chimps or other great apes but not humans.  What about humans who do not and will never have the capacity to "make the rules, write the articles, and so on"?  No?  Because reasons?
 
2013-09-10 01:08:10 AM
"Dead bodies"? How about "dead people" or "corpses"? Last I checked, animals, water, and a host of over things have "bodies".

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2013-09-10 01:10:30 AM
DarkSoulNoHope: I always loved Jack's evil smile.

That smile? Also a product of the Andes. Y'know, where it "snows".
 
2013-09-10 01:28:44 AM

Top Geezer: DarkSoulNoHope: I always loved Jack's evil smile.

That smile? Also a product of the Andes. Y'know, where it "snows".


Actually that evil smile is a product of Neptune, New Jersey where Jack grew up. Believe me, I know, I was born there! (It's possibly where Jack was born too, his birth certificate is there) That town drives people insane and turns them evil.
 
2013-09-10 01:47:31 AM

Precision Boobery: ArcadianRefugee: That clarify things for ya?

No, you're still saying humans aren't animals and we're not made of the same kind of stuff that's in your hamburger.


No, no I am not. I am not saying humans aren't meat, I am saying that humans are the exception to the "meat is meat" truism when it comes to being shocked, verboten, taboo. Why? Because I am human, that's why.

ArcadianRefugee: An animal's an animal; meat is meat.

Except humans, because something magical happens when they write things down to change all that, somehow.


See above.  I don't know how I can make it any clearer. Humans are animals. Animals are meat. Humans are meat. Just don't eat humans unless you really, really have to.

Try explaining that to the next hungry tiger you wander across.

So it's okay to eat chimps or other great apes but not humans.


Yes. And dolphins, and elephants, and any other species you might thing is truly sentient. Except humans. Which are made of meat.

What about humans who do not and will never have the capacity to "make the rules, write the articles, and so on"?  No?  Because reasons?

Because "human", that's why.

Because humans, as a general rule, make the rules. When a farking cow can stand up and say*, "biatches, cut it the fark out!" in a way we understand, then maybe I'll give a shiat.

Why do I think humans have some "magical" quality that sets them apart from other animals? Because I am one. Convenient, that, and also completely unsurprising that I endorse rules that benefit me.

So, go ahead: eat all the fish cows sheep squirrels orangutans spotted owls komodo dragons gray wolves unicorns you want; just try to not sample the human unless you've run out of options. Why? Cos I'm one, and I don't wanna be eaten.

* sign language counts; running away does not
 
2013-09-10 08:52:00 AM
Should have finished with 'And because of what happened that infamous morning of December the 7th, we will never forget."
 
2013-09-10 10:48:16 AM

Precision Boobery: No, you're still saying humans aren't animals and we're not made of the same kind of stuff that's in your hamburger.


Of course not! We're much closer to pork than beef...
 
2013-09-10 02:03:28 PM
Precision Boobery: No, you're still saying humans aren't animals and we're not made of the same kind of stuff that's in your hamburger.

RobSeace: Of course not! We're much closer to pork than beef...


Actually, we're closer to monkey.
 
2013-09-10 02:48:43 PM

Loadmaster: Precision Boobery: No, you're still saying humans aren't animals and we're not made of the same kind of stuff that's in your hamburger.

RobSeace: Of course not! We're much closer to pork than beef...

Actually, we're closer to monkey.


Well, probably, but most people aren't familiar with the taste of monkey... We're probably even closer still in flavor to chimps and other members of the great ape family...

But, of the types of meats most humans are familiar with, apparently pork is closest, according to cannibals... Hence the term "long pig"...
 
2013-09-10 07:06:24 PM

Paris1127: The Uruguayan rugby team just marked the 40th anniversary of their crash. This is from that thread:
[img.fark.net image 508x370]


I laughed so hard, I can actually feel the bottom of my feet being singed.
 
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