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(The New Yorker)   Shait just got real: Putin's Neflix account frozen   (newyorker.com) divider line 59
    More: Interesting, Vladimir Putin, Netflix, Secretary of State John Kerry, Russian President  
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2014-03-18 05:35:45 PM
[thisisstillunfunnysatire.jpeg]
 
2014-03-18 05:43:50 PM

stpauler: [thisisstillunfunnysatire.jpeg]


Disneyland won't let him in either.
 
2014-03-18 05:56:08 PM
No House of Cards for you!
 
2014-03-18 05:59:43 PM
How - THE FARK - does Andy Borowitz still draw a paycheck for this nonsense. I don't get it.
 
2014-03-18 06:13:22 PM
Now he can't watch Clone Wars.  HOW can he watch the Clone Wars?!
 
2014-03-18 07:05:42 PM
what does Game of Thrones have to do with Netfilx?
 
2014-03-18 07:07:07 PM

UberDave: Now he can't watch Clone Wars.  HOW can he watch the Clone Wars?!


It just means that Putin now has his eye on Sweeden and it's strategic torrent reserves
 
2014-03-18 07:08:11 PM

Isitoveryet: what does Game of Thrones have to do with Netfilx?


Goddamn Kerry doesn't know what he's talking about.


While all of the sanctions Mr. Kerry announced on Tuesday were Netflix-related, he warned Mr. Putin that "nothing is off the table."
"I'm sure I don't need to remind the Russian President that 'Game of Thrones' is about to come back for another season," he said. "As I have said, this thing could get very ugly, very fast."
 
2014-03-18 07:08:46 PM
*cough* satire tag *cough*
 
2014-03-18 07:09:41 PM
This is surreal.

UberDave: Now he can't watch Clone Wars.  HOW can he watch the Clone Wars?!


Dude I would be crushed for real and can wait for more Orange is the New Black. House of Cards meh, I saw the full BBC series already.
 
2014-03-18 07:09:46 PM
*clicks link and reads article*

WTFAMIREADING.jpg flashes through my brain...oh, I know...this is an Onion article.

*reads URL*

WTFAMIREADING.jpg flashes through my brain... ;^)
 
2014-03-18 07:09:56 PM
Aren't most illegal stream sites... Russian?
 
2014-03-18 07:10:34 PM

PapaChester: *cough* satire tag *cough*


But then you would know it was satire... So then what is the point of having the satire tag then?
 
2014-03-18 07:10:39 PM
Doesn't withholding Netflix from Putin count as torture and, thus, a violation of the Geneva Convention?
 
2014-03-18 07:12:35 PM

CynicalLA: Isitoveryet: what does Game of Thrones have to do with Netfilx?

Goddamn Kerry doesn't know what he's talking about.


While all of the sanctions Mr. Kerry announced on Tuesday were Netflix-related, he warned Mr. Putin that "nothing is off the table."
"I'm sure I don't need to remind the Russian President that 'Game of Thrones' is about to come back for another season," he said. "As I have said, this thing could get very ugly, very fast."



Doh!

/thank you for helping me pay attention.
 
2014-03-18 07:13:22 PM
World War III confirmed.

/I lol'd
 
2014-03-18 07:20:11 PM
Satire is supposed to be funny, or at least not embarrassingly stupid.
 
2014-03-18 07:25:28 PM

PapaChester: *cough* satire tag *cough*


Yep. Fark needs a way to zap a submitter with about 50,000 volts of electricity if they fail to use the "satire" tag for a satirical story and instead pass it along as true. It's the Fark equivalent of a FWD: FWD: FWD: email.
 
2014-03-18 07:29:25 PM
Subby....
img.fark.net
 
2014-03-18 07:40:08 PM
Good luck, I'm behind 8 boxies.
 
2014-03-18 07:45:04 PM
Is this the thread where I prove how edgy I am by saying that Borowitz is not funny.
 
2014-03-18 07:54:17 PM
About as funny as anything I've read from the New Yorker.

Besides, Putin lives in a mafia-run country. Pretty sure he can get bootlegs of anything he wants pretty easy.
 
2014-03-18 09:05:24 PM
What most people don't know is that in addition to the "Reset Button" Hillary Clinton also gifted the Russian ambassador a box set of the first three seasons on "Here come Honey Bo Bo...."  We should have known nothing good was going to follow this mistake.....
 
2014-03-18 09:06:45 PM
Is this another thread where the right and left huddle together and convince each other we still have any influence beyond our own shores?

/so vote republican.
 
2014-03-18 09:22:26 PM
I remember when my dad was diagnosed with lung cancer and given six months to live.

That was funnier than this article.
 
2014-03-18 09:30:49 PM

Pincy: Is this the thread where I prove how edgy I am by saying that Borowitz is not funny.


Yes. This thread is like a 20-minute U2 guitar solo, there's so much edge in it. My monitor is giving me paper cuts. If you turn this thread sideways, it disappears.

Edgy.
 
2014-03-18 10:30:28 PM
I thought satire was supposed to be funny or something.
 
2014-03-18 10:31:28 PM

ArcadianRefugee: I remember when my dad was diagnosed with lung cancer and given six months to live.

That was funnier than this article.


Johnny?  I thought you were dead!


/I tell you Ed, it was so bad that Ethel Merman refused to sing.
//HiYo!
///nothing sorry.  couldn't figure out how to finish it.
 
2014-03-18 11:13:08 PM

Stone Meadow: *clicks link and reads article*

WTFAMIREADING.jpg flashes through my brain...oh, I know...this is an Onion article.

*reads URL*

WTFAMIREADING.jpg flashes through my brain... ;^)


Borowitz Report is like the Onion but with no editorial standards.
 
2014-03-18 11:14:48 PM

firefly212: I thought satire was supposed to be funny or something.


No, no funny for you also sounds like some farker stole that for his blog since I've been seeing the cancel Putin's Netflix for days.
 
2014-03-18 11:22:10 PM
More like Nyetflix... amarite?
 
2014-03-18 11:31:15 PM
I hope he does not lose healthcare.
 
2014-03-18 11:32:32 PM

ryarger: Stone Meadow: *clicks link and reads article*

WTFAMIREADING.jpg flashes through my brain...oh, I know...this is an Onion article.

*reads URL*

WTFAMIREADING.jpg flashes through my brain... ;^)

Borowitz Report is like the Onion but with no editorial standards or talent.


FTFY.
 
2014-03-18 11:41:52 PM
We know it's satire because Kerry could never deliver that strong of a strongly worded letter.
 
2014-03-18 11:57:03 PM
Subby, have you been drinking?

You linked to a satire article. That's excusable.

But this is Fark. If you are going to misspell the word "shiat"...well, son, that's just bad.

And then you misspelled "Netflix". Around here, you might as well have misspelled "boobies". Or "funbags". "Hooters, tatas, honkers, whamdanglers..."
 
2014-03-19 12:39:57 AM
The Onion didn't do much better.

http://www.theonion.com/articles/john-kerry-poses-as-masseuse-to-get- f ew-minutes-wi,35546/
 
2014-03-19 12:47:37 AM
Wo ist die satire zag?
 
2014-03-19 01:21:26 AM
I thought it was funny.

lightenupfrancis.jpg
 
2014-03-19 01:37:06 AM

tinfoil-hat maggie: This is surreal.

UberDave: Now he can't watch Clone Wars.  HOW can he watch the Clone Wars?!

Dude I would be crushed for real and can wait for more Orange is the New Black. House of Cards meh, I saw the full BBC series already.


Mmm, the BBC version was farking chilling.  RIP Ian Richardson.
 
2014-03-19 02:47:24 AM
Wasn't bear porn already banned in Russia?  I mean the porn involving hairy big guys, not the port Putin makes with actual bears on his days off.
 
2014-03-19 02:53:26 AM

orangehat: Wasn't bear porn already banned in Russia?  I mean the porn involving hairy big guys, not the  port Putin makes with actual bears on his days off.


That should say porn although maybe some of the unidentified masked soldiers could be bears that the KGB trained...it's possible.  They have been less than forthcoming with information so I'm not ruling it out.  I'm just asking questions...
Trolling aside I'd love to see what is in his queue...I'm not sure if there is a show called "Queer Eye for the Totally Straight and Therefore Totally Not-Gay "Democratically Elected Leader of the New Free World" but I'm hoping he's made a point of watching every episode.
 
2014-03-19 03:02:15 AM
So this it's what it come to? Foreign policy based on a TV series?  For shame!

www.openthefuture.com
 
2014-03-19 03:09:30 AM
Wait until he finds we've bought up the company that grows tiny fruit for tiny giraffes.
 
2014-03-19 03:10:53 AM

Cyclometh: Satire is supposed to be funny, or at least not embarrassingly stupid.


Oops, somebody made fun of a dummy in the Obama administration. Not funny. Go turn on some Stewart or Colbert.
 
2014-03-19 04:17:20 AM
Could the modmins please stop greening Borowitz without a Satire tag? I'm sick of accidentally clicking links to his stuff.com
 
2014-03-19 04:18:21 AM

rynthetyn: Could the modmins please stop greening Borowitz without a Satire tag? I'm sick of accidentally clicking links to his stuff.com


Bleeping Swype keyboard with its ".com" key next to the period.
 
2014-03-19 04:43:48 AM

rynthetyn: Could the modmins please stop greening Borowitz without a Satire tag? I'm sick of accidentally clicking links to his stuff.com


You read the headline and believed it was real??!!?  Where did you think the problem is, again?   Modmins?  With a straight face, you blame modmins for the click?

/I guess it is possible that Netflix being frozen is a pretty strong response from Obama.  But really?  You thought that was real until somebody said "Satire?"  I have many bridges to sell you.
 
2014-03-19 05:08:17 AM

tbeatty: rynthetyn: Could the modmins please stop greening Borowitz without a Satire tag? I'm sick of accidentally clicking links to his stuff.com

You read the headline and believed it was real??!!?  Where did you think the problem is, again?   Modmins?  With a straight face, you blame modmins for the click?

/I guess it is possible that Netflix being frozen is a pretty strong response from Obama.  But really?  You thought that was real until somebody said "Satire?"  I have many bridges to sell you.


Of course, what they actually did is even funnier. They froze the accounts of 11 Russians. They debated making it an even dozen, but worried it might send too strong a message.

/Those guys are heroes in Russia now. They're probably other fellows who wish they made enough noise to attract the ire of Obama so they could be popular too.
 
2014-03-19 05:26:22 AM
Oh look, it's someone doing a very poor impression of The Onion.

/Fail
 
2014-03-19 06:29:04 AM

Uzzah: PapaChester: *cough* satire tag *cough*

Yep. Fark needs a way to zap a submitter with about 50,000 volts of electricity if they fail to use the "satire" tag for a satirical story and instead pass it along as true. It's the Fark equivalent of a FWD: FWD: FWD: email.


Um, isn't it the mods that are ultimately responsible for the tags?

// Plus, it's got a New Yorker source tag.  Given they don't do news and mostly do satire, maybe it was thought to be redundant?
 
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