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2013-09-28 10:10:10 AM
I had an aunt who'd buy me a gift subscription to Reader's Digest every Christmas.  It wasn't a bad magazine to read in the shiatter, as long as you skipped over the articles full of really derpy conservative politics.  The articles seemed to be written at about the correct length to read in one dump session.  I think that was their editorial policy on how to condense the articles: "If you are not done with the article by the time you're done pinching a loaf, it's too long."
 
2013-09-28 10:34:57 AM
I'm guessing that Naples wasn't included because the attache case containing the wallets was jacked at the airport carousel.
 
2013-09-28 10:39:42 AM
Yeah, sorry.
Wildly aggressive popup windows get closed and not revisited.
 
2013-09-28 10:44:17 AM
Mumbai placed second most-honest,...so poverty might not be the major influence of crime?
 
2013-09-28 10:46:13 AM
Also an anagram for NO LIBS... coincidence??? I think not
 
2013-09-28 10:50:03 AM
Of course I'd be happy to return your $50 $5. But it'll go for postage to mail the wallet to you.
 
2013-09-28 10:50:27 AM
The publisher's of Readers Digest are launching a new publication aimed at heamophilliacs. They're calling it the Bleeders Digest.
 
2013-09-28 10:53:27 AM
Lisbon? LISBON? RU kidding me, they're farking pikers compared to ..

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2013-09-28 10:53:47 AM
I once had a girlfriend break up with me because she was  a Lisbonian.  Apparently they can only date their own kind.

/hell of a softball player though
 
2013-09-28 10:55:46 AM

BigLuca: I once had a girlfriend break up with me because she was  a Lisbonian.  Apparently they can only date their own kind.

/hell of a softball player though


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2013-09-28 10:56:24 AM

Lochsteppe: BigLuca: I once had a girlfriend break up with me because she was  a Lisbonian.  Apparently they can only date their own kind.

/hell of a softball player though

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Dammit
 
2013-09-28 10:59:58 AM
What else are you supposed to read at the doctor's office? Highlights?
 
2013-09-28 11:00:32 AM

BigLuca: I once had a girlfriend break up with me ....



Did she kinda look like Pete Rose too?  I gotta hunch.
 
2013-09-28 11:04:25 AM
jake_lex: shiatter, pinching a loaf

"Shiatter" is okay, but the latter is just in juvenile bad taste. And I should know.

By the way, some of the funniest jokes I ever heard/read were from Reader's Digest. Nice clean G-rated inoffensive stuff too. The closest thing to an ethnic slur I recall was a joke that had to do with an immigrant's mistake in English grammar and the small misunderstanding it caused. Not that I'm against X-rated jokes in bad taste: my favorite punch line has to do with what you wipe blood off with.


"The family kept saying 'You're in my way Juanita.'"
 
2013-09-28 11:18:28 AM
I wasn't in Lisbon, but in Porto... but I have to say, this does not surprise me in the least.  And, why I take anything my ex-boyfriend says with a huge farking boulder of salt... liars, a lot of them... I won't say all.
 
2013-09-28 11:18:59 AM

The One True TheDavid: "Shiatter" is okay, but the latter is just in juvenile bad taste. And I should know.


You've been a member since 2011 and juvenile bad taste surprises you on Fark????
 
2013-09-28 11:22:44 AM
growing up catholic, i read loads of RD.
then, in my mid-teen years...

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2013-09-28 11:24:00 AM

GirlScoutSniper: I wasn't in Lisbon, but in Porto... but I have to say, this does not surprise me in the least.  And, why I take anything my ex-boyfriend says with a huge farking boulder of salt... liars, a lot of them... I won't say all.


Oh, and ironically, while he was living here in the states, he lost his wallet.  One day in the parking lot of our apartment someone drove by and stopped while we were at the dumpster and asked where he was from, when he answered correctly the guy gave him his wallet.  My idiot ex didn't even know he'd dropped it in the parking lot several days earlier.
 
2013-09-28 11:28:45 AM
It was always on the coffee table in the living room, along with TV Guide, Look magazine(when it was large sized), and maybe Time or Newsweek. And they were displayed in a fanned out arrangement....smallest mag on top. If I wanted to get my Mom's goat, I would disrupt the fanning out of the magazines. She wasn't super fussy about anything else though. The coffee table was Danish modern....  This was in the 60's and early 70's.
 
2013-09-28 11:39:13 AM

The One True TheDavid: jake_lex: shiatter, pinching a loaf

"Shiatter" is okay, but the latter is just in juvenile bad taste. And I should know.


But now we need to know:  Where do you stand on "sending the Browns to the Super Bowl"?
 
2013-09-28 11:43:02 AM
My wife is from Porto.  Once a friend of mine called me with a weird request:  ask my wife if not paying rent is "a Portuguese thing."

I said, "what?!  You want me to ask what?"  Apparently one of my friend's roommates was from Portugal, and dodged a few months of rent.   My friend wanted to know if he was a scumbag or if there were cultural differences in rent obligations.  No, I said, I would not ask my wife this question.

I dared to share this conversation with my wife, and she said, "that's the most offensive thing I ever he---wait, is he from the south?"

/"Yes, Lisbon"
//"Tch.  Figures."
 
2013-09-28 11:58:39 AM

HotIgneous Intruder: Yeah, sorry.
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There. Edited that for you.
 
2013-09-28 11:58:55 AM

Tyee: Mumbai placed second most-honest,...so poverty might not be the major influence of crime?


Second most honest??

Odd...I don't recall anyone saying "y'know, I'll look the other way for a few hundred rupees"
Or "my alcoholic father will kick the crap out of me if I don't beg enough money"*
Or "I'm just giving you a hard time because there is no one in hell who'd care to listen should you want to complain"


/to be fair, if you spend enough time around the street kids, you do get to hear stories like this
 
2013-09-28 12:03:59 PM
Dammit. And the software unedits it.

I'm too lazy to use HTML.

On the other hand, Noam Chomsky approves your productivity.
 
2013-09-28 12:05:06 PM
Green ideas sleep furiously.

There's a lot of that at universities.
 
2013-09-28 12:25:07 PM

jake_lex: I had an aunt who'd buy me a gift subscription to Reader's Digest every Christmas.  It wasn't a bad magazine to read in the shiatter, as long as you skipped over the articles full of really derpy conservative politics.  The articles seemed to be written at about the correct length to read in one dump session.  I think that was their editorial policy on how to condense the articles: "If you are not done with the article by the time you're done pinching a loaf, it's too long."


Pretty much this. My MIL gets me a subscription every year. The only other magazine I receive at home is Smithsonian. It's a nice dichotomy in the bathroom.
 
2013-09-28 12:30:35 PM
Damn Lisbonians.
 
2013-09-28 01:17:49 PM
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Finland, Finland, Finland
The country where I want to be
Eating breakfast or dinner
And losing my wallet
 
2013-09-28 02:28:20 PM
We've been getting them for years for some reason, the parents cancelled it and it just keeps coming.  It's really not that bad of a magazine but it isn't "cool." Can't be worse than any women's magazine.
 
2013-09-28 03:22:06 PM
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2013-09-28 04:46:51 PM
I once lost my camera in Tokyo in the biggest park in the city in the middle of cherry blossom season. Someone returned it to a local police box and I had it back in a week. It was a pretty nice camera too.
 
2013-09-28 06:19:09 PM

Billy Bathsalt: I'm guessing that Naples wasn't included because the attache case containing the wallets was jacked at the airport carousel.


I'm surprised it wasn't a Sicilian city, given the influence of the Mafia.
Robert Pelton once said that a certain cab company in Italy as the biggest crooks in Italy.  He was sued for libel and he lost.  Because the cab company proved that they were bad, but not as bad as the other criminal organizations around in Italy at the time.
 
2013-09-29 06:15:12 AM
I am amazed this didn't turn into a poop thread after the Weeners.
 
2013-09-29 01:13:46 PM

The One True TheDavid: jake_lex: shiatter, pinching a loaf

"Shiatter" is okay, but the latter is just in juvenile bad taste. And I should know.

By the way, some of the funniest jokes I ever heard/read were from Reader's Digest. Nice clean G-rated inoffensive stuff too. The closest thing to an ethnic slur I recall was a joke that had to do with an immigrant's mistake in English grammar and the small misunderstanding it caused. Not that I'm against X-rated jokes in bad taste: my favorite punch line has to do with what you wipe blood off with.


"The family kept saying 'You're in my way Juanita.'"


I still have a certain fondness for the RD humor sections. Used to like the melodramatic survival stories, too, actually. (My grandparents used to subscribe. Actually, my grandma still might.) I can't ever imagine myself subscribing to the thing, but picking up the occasional issue in the checkout lane? Sure! Especially now that Weekly World News is no longer in print...

/Boy I miss that
//Bat boy, giant chickens and Nostradamus at the grocery
///Good times
 
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