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(C|Net)   The first ever Maker Faire hosted by the White House will happen later this year. President Obama will be on hand to let everyone know they didn't make that   (news.cnet.com) divider line 199
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2014-02-05 11:41:46 AM

IrateShadow: baconbeard: While I think that building stuff is cool, anyone who refers to himself as a "Maker" should be taken out back and shot with the Bullets of Anti-Pretentiousness.

You think it's pretentious?  I think it sounds a little... simple.  Like if Forrest Gump was a carpenter and you asked him what he did for a living.


I think it's pretentious to bestow any sort of title upon one's self. It renders the title absolutely meaningless while at the same time it smacks of inclusivity.
 
2014-02-05 11:45:17 AM

grinding_journalist: foo monkey: DarkJohnson: dletter: Like most things in life, this was inspired by a kid with a marshmallow cannon.

Yes, we need to make sweeter weapons of mass enjoyment!  Cover the terrorists with white sticky love.

sha la la la

[forums.watchuseek.com image 300x225]

Are we even doing that anymore?

/loving this season


I'm a bit sad that they spoiled the entire season in the first episode.

/At least so far
 
2014-02-05 11:50:29 AM

McGrits: Is this an Orson Scott Card thing? Did he ever finish that series?

/I need a gold super plow.


He did, but it kind of petered out and got boring at the end. A lot like the Ender series.
 
2014-02-05 11:51:25 AM

baconbeard: IrateShadow: baconbeard: While I think that building stuff is cool, anyone who refers to himself as a "Maker" should be taken out back and shot with the Bullets of Anti-Pretentiousness.

You think it's pretentious?  I think it sounds a little... simple.  Like if Forrest Gump was a carpenter and you asked him what he did for a living.

I think it's pretentious to bestow any sort of title upon one's self. It renders the title absolutely meaningless while at the same time it smacks of inclusivity.


What would you suggest re-naming Maker Faires so that people know they are attending that and not, say, an RV show?
 
2014-02-05 11:54:20 AM

someonelse: baconbeard: IrateShadow: baconbeard: While I think that building stuff is cool, anyone who refers to himself as a "Maker" should be taken out back and shot with the Bullets of Anti-Pretentiousness.

You think it's pretentious?  I think it sounds a little... simple.  Like if Forrest Gump was a carpenter and you asked him what he did for a living.

I think it's pretentious to bestow any sort of title upon one's self. It renders the title absolutely meaningless while at the same time it smacks of inclusivity.

What would you suggest re-naming Maker Faires so that people know they are attending that and not, say, an RV show?


It's sort of tough to come up with a term that encompasses custom PCB makers (see?), people who build huge fire-breathing steampunk dragons, and people who handspin their own yarn.
 
2014-02-05 11:54:34 AM

d23: chimp_ninja: One might say that when we succeed, we succeed because of our individual initiative, but also because we do things together. If one wanted to say something horribly inflammatory, of course!

Well... the entire meme is another example how the GOP is intellectually weak and can only score points from an appeal to ignorance.


I dunno, I'm a filthy lib, but the meme cracks me up for some reason.
 
2014-02-05 11:58:47 AM
This reminds me of the time that Owl Snore pretended he invented the internet.  What a libuloser.
 
2014-02-05 12:02:33 PM

milkyshirt: d23: chimp_ninja: One might say that when we succeed, we succeed because of our individual initiative, but also because we do things together. If one wanted to say something horribly inflammatory, of course!

Well... the entire meme is another example how the GOP is intellectually weak and can only score points from an appeal to ignorance.

I dunno, I'm a filthy lib, but the meme cracks me up for some reason.


If I could reasonably assume that people using it were being sarcastic, I might join you.

But because there is a significant chance that the people actually believe it after so long it just makes me sad, frustrated, and a little bit angry.
 
2014-02-05 12:04:06 PM

QU!RK1019: I love the sheer metric volume of jimmies Obama rustled with that quote.


Stop it... I'm sitting here trying to enjoy my cheaper health insurance with millions and millions of other people.
 
2014-02-05 12:07:50 PM
i.imgur.com
 
2014-02-05 12:08:18 PM

d23: An entire thread based on a lie about a statement that simply said that we all built the roads together.

As usual, a banner day for Fark.


Cry more.
 
2014-02-05 12:09:10 PM

Onkel Buck: A headline critical of Barry distorting something the president said?

[i26.photobucket.com image 320x136]


Yes
 
2014-02-05 12:09:35 PM

Bareefer Obonghit: I have to give credit where credit is due; that headline made me laugh.


Oh thank Allah! Everyone was so worried you'd be so very, very upset.

</snark>
 
2014-02-05 12:11:03 PM
They didn't build the infrastructure they used to get their supplies or ship their goods...
 
2014-02-05 12:14:19 PM

DarkJohnson: I came here just to say I made this comment.   Suck it O


I can't tell anymore... are you all just playing along with a meme, or are there still people who sincerely thought that speech was saying something controversial?
 
2014-02-05 12:15:54 PM

DerAppie: I'm a bit sad that they spoiled the entire season in the first episode.


In interviews, Reed has said that the montage is from the first seven (of ten) episodes this season; they haven't spoiled the ending or conclusion. I felt the same way, until I realized that it's more of a "how did they get there" than "what did they do" season.
 
2014-02-05 12:16:03 PM
"Leave Barry Alone!" *tears*
 
2014-02-05 12:16:16 PM

DarkJohnson: Should it be a little concerning that the President, who owns killer drones, is in awe of a canon that fires marshmallows?


It's certainly a real concern for those who are wondering about such stupid things.
Let's see what the average Fox News viewer thinks:
1.bp.blogspot.com
 
2014-02-05 12:17:20 PM

grinding_journalist: mr lawson: [24.media.tumblr.com image 500x217]
[sphotos-b.xx.fbcdn.net image 560x945]
[oi50.tinypic.com image 850x505]

Dear god. That last one is just begging for a "face replace" using the girl/boy? in the back row on the right.


lol...yeah
 
2014-02-05 12:18:23 PM

LesserEvil: DarkJohnson: CheetahOlivetti: if you haven't been to a Maker Faire,

I exhibited at the first Maker Faire and a few years after that before 'retiring' from it.  I think they're great and I think it's a great stunt for the White House to host one (much better than rolling easter eggs)

But I do find the 'you didn't make it' meme funny.

I imagine hosting this at the White House is going to give the Secret Service and Homeland Security fits....

I wonder if this Boy Scout will be participating:


imageshack.com

Nice to see Dick Cheney's hunting partner back on these pages again. He was, er, missed.
 
2014-02-05 12:19:23 PM

The Stealth Hippopotamus: DarkJohnson: Should it be a little concerning that the President, who owns killer drones, is in awe of a canon that fires marshmallows?

[cdn.theguardian.tv image 480x360]
"Son this is awesome, can we attach it to that octocopter?"

He's sharing the excitement with the little kid.

[img855.imageshack.us image 630x354]

I'm sorry but anyone that would be this cool with a bunch of kids is at least "all-right" in my book.


I remember Space Ghetto having a photoshop thread for a photo from that reading.  I've never been both so proud and so terrified of my abilities at the same time.
 
2014-02-05 12:21:35 PM
Maker Faire?  On the east coast?  Come on.  When was the last time anything creative or original came out of anyplace east of the Sierras?

Last time I was in New York, I was struck by what a primitive backwater it has become.  Just a bunch of people doing the same ol' same ol' and having an attitude that they were actually "creating" something.
 
2014-02-05 12:25:42 PM
People please go back to making things without surrounding yourselves with this circle-jerk movement.
 
2014-02-05 12:25:46 PM

rosebud_the_sled: Maker Faire?  On the east coast?  Come on.  When was the last time anything creative or original came out of anyplace east of the Sierras?

Last time I was in New York, I was struck by what a primitive backwater it has become.  Just a bunch of people doing the same ol' same ol' and having an attitude that they were actually "creating" something.


Yup... and these people are usually the ones who insist on being called "Makers".
 
2014-02-05 12:27:13 PM

Conservatives outraged to learn Obama is funding research into non-lethal weapons for use against American citizens

"Marshmallow" cannon can be scaled up to launch potatoes

 
2014-02-05 12:30:05 PM

CheetahOlivetti: someonelse: baconbeard: IrateShadow: baconbeard: While I think that building stuff is cool, anyone who refers to himself as a "Maker" should be taken out back and shot with the Bullets of Anti-Pretentiousness.

You think it's pretentious?  I think it sounds a little... simple.  Like if Forrest Gump was a carpenter and you asked him what he did for a living.

I think it's pretentious to bestow any sort of title upon one's self. It renders the title absolutely meaningless while at the same time it smacks of inclusivity.

What would you suggest re-naming Maker Faires so that people know they are attending that and not, say, an RV show?

It's sort of tough to come up with a term that encompasses custom PCB makers (see?), people who build huge fire-breathing steampunk dragons, and people who handspin their own yarn.


Artisan or craftsman(person) isn't good enough?

"Maker" sounds like a pretentious title thought up by a geek with a 3D printer who is convinced that there's no limit to the things he can "make" with it.
 
2014-02-05 12:31:49 PM
Is it kosher for me to point out there's a Caption contest in TotalFark if I posted it? Not to steal thunder from this thread. I won't cross-post my caption above but I think this photo is a no-brainer for Photoshop or Caption Contests.
 
2014-02-05 12:31:49 PM

The Stealth Hippopotamus: meat0918: Bless the Maker and all His Water. Bless the coming and going of Him, May His passing cleanse the world. May He keep the world for his people.

I'd call it a win if he could just cleanse Washington..

You think the Secret Service would visit me for wishing a large imaginary worm from a scifi novel attacked our elected officials?


The imaginary 'worms' are real. They are called lobbyists, and instead of attacking, they've infected most, if not all, of our elected officials.
 
2014-02-05 12:32:36 PM

JerseyTim: [i411.photobucket.com image 213x389]


Wow, nice facial expression!  Now, if somebody gave Obama a bright, new, shiny dime, I would hope he's wearing Depends, because It might just get a little damp down there.
 
2014-02-05 12:32:43 PM
I like to call myself an Artisan. Maker isn't pretentious enough.
 
2014-02-05 12:32:49 PM

rosebud_the_sled: Last time I was in New York, I was struck by what a primitive backwater it has become.


OhYOU!.jpg
 
2014-02-05 12:33:11 PM
Brilliant! Good work, Anayalator!
 
2014-02-05 12:35:13 PM

DarkJohnson: Should it be a little concerning that the President, who owns killer drones, is in awe of a canon that fires marshmallows?

img.fark.net
[cdn.theguardian.tv image 480x360]
"Son this is awesome, can we attach it to that octocopter?"


I believe Congress is roughly that a way!

 
2014-02-05 12:36:25 PM

LesserEvil: DarkJohnson: CheetahOlivetti: if you haven't been to a Maker Faire,

I exhibited at the first Maker Faire and a few years after that before 'retiring' from it.  I think they're great and I think it's a great stunt for the White House to host one (much better than rolling easter eggs)

But I do find the 'you didn't make it' meme funny.

I imagine hosting this at the White House is going to give the Secret Service and Homeland Security fits....

I wonder if this Boy Scout will be participating:
[img2u.info image 350x450]


I don't get it, who is that?
 
2014-02-05 12:37:21 PM

DarkJohnson: Yes, we need to make sweeter weapons of mass enjoyment! Cover the terrorists with white sticky love.


A rapid-fire marshmallow gun with a high-capacity magazine would be great for crowd control.  Especially in Colorado and Washington.
 
2014-02-05 12:37:49 PM

d23: chimp_ninja: One might say that when we succeed, we succeed because of our individual initiative, but also because we do things together. If one wanted to say something horribly inflammatory, of course!

Well... the entire meme is another example how the GOP is intellectually weak and can only score points from an appeal to ignorance.


Awww!  The butt hurt must flow!!
 
2014-02-05 12:37:50 PM
someonelse:

What would you suggest re-naming Maker Faires so that people know they are attending that and not, say, an RV show?

They used to be called "craft fairs". Without the old-timey final 'e'.
 
2014-02-05 12:40:51 PM
img.fark.net

They see me rollin' and they be hatin'.

So I sayz to Bill O'Reilly, Raooor! I'm the Boogey Man!

This is what Republican Members of Congress look like when you're giving the State of the Union speech

If you want to make them shiat in their pants, just say "Third Term"!
 
2014-02-05 12:43:25 PM

JusticeandIndependence: LesserEvil: DarkJohnson: CheetahOlivetti: if you haven't been to a Maker Faire,

I exhibited at the first Maker Faire and a few years after that before 'retiring' from it.  I think they're great and I think it's a great stunt for the White House to host one (much better than rolling easter eggs)

But I do find the 'you didn't make it' meme funny.

I imagine hosting this at the White House is going to give the Secret Service and Homeland Security fits....

I wonder if this Boy Scout will be participating:
[img2u.info image 350x450]

I don't get it, who is that?


He's a guy who built a nuclear reactor using material extracted from smoke detectors and such. The spots are from his exposure to radiation.

Not the sort of person you want near the POTUS.
 
2014-02-05 12:47:35 PM
Wow, more than 18 months and the zing still stings, eh?

images3.wikia.nocookie.net

'Living rent free inside your head.'
 
2014-02-05 12:48:39 PM
This is cool. I wonder if any from my husband's group from GR Makers are participating. The ideas they bounce off of each other and build are inspiring that invention hasn't withered in the US. People still design and build, instead of just buy.
 
2014-02-05 12:48:57 PM

Rapmaster2000: This reminds me of the time that Owl Snore pretended he invented the internet.  What a libuloser.


that "loser" has his own jet airplane
he's a millionare
 
2014-02-05 12:49:40 PM

brantgoose: Conservatives outraged to learn Obama is funding research into non-lethal weapons for use against American citizens"Marshmallow" cannon can be scaled up to launch potatoes



In other news, Squealin' John Hawkins has a new circus act.
 
2014-02-05 12:50:11 PM
Mmeehh, get back to me when the aliens teach Gravity 101.
 
2014-02-05 12:54:05 PM

thurstonxhowell: If Obama praises the companies that make 3d printing machines, will Republicans shiat all over for implying that the people who use 3d printing machines to make things didn't make them?


Republicans shiat themselves over arugula and mustard, in fact, they are constantly shiatting themselves.

Must suck, to be so scared, all the time.
 
2014-02-05 12:54:30 PM

snocone: Rapmaster2000: This reminds me of the time that Owl Snore pretended he invented the internet.  What a libuloser.

that "loser" has his own jet airplane
he's a millionare


Does he have a mansion and a yacht?
 
2014-02-05 12:56:57 PM

brantgoose: Conservatives outraged to learn Obama is funding research into non-lethal weapons for use against American citizens"Marshmallow" cannon can be scaled up to launch potatoes


I've shattered a fence with a potato... not sure if it's really "non-lethal", or even significantly "less-than-lethal"
 
2014-02-05 12:57:01 PM

Z-clipped: CheetahOlivetti: someonelse: baconbeard: IrateShadow: baconbeard: While I think that building stuff is cool, anyone who refers to himself as a "Maker" should be taken out back and shot with the Bullets of Anti-Pretentiousness.

You think it's pretentious?  I think it sounds a little... simple.  Like if Forrest Gump was a carpenter and you asked him what he did for a living.

I think it's pretentious to bestow any sort of title upon one's self. It renders the title absolutely meaningless while at the same time it smacks of inclusivity.

What would you suggest re-naming Maker Faires so that people know they are attending that and not, say, an RV show?

It's sort of tough to come up with a term that encompasses custom PCB makers (see?), people who build huge fire-breathing steampunk dragons, and people who handspin their own yarn.

Artisan or craftsman(person) isn't good enough?

"Maker" sounds like a pretentious title thought up by a geek with a 3D printer who is convinced that there's no limit to the things he can "make" with it.


You think "artisan" is less pretentious than "maker"? I ... don't know how to process that.
 
2014-02-05 12:58:17 PM

IrateShadow: baconbeard: While I think that building stuff is cool, anyone who refers to himself as a "Maker" should be taken out back and shot with the Bullets of Anti-Pretentiousness.

You think it's pretentious?  I think it sounds a little... simple.  Like if Forrest Gump was a carpenter and you asked him what he did for a living.


"What do you do?"
"I make."

I think it manages to sound pretentious and slow/simple simultaneously, if that is possible.
 
2014-02-05 12:59:01 PM

snocone: Rapmaster2000: This reminds me of the time that Owl Snore pretended he invented the internet.  What a libuloser.

that "loser" has his own jet airplane
he's a millionare


If we all installed microwave ovens, and used them for water heating instead of stoves, that would save a ton of energy.
 
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