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(Uproxx)   If you've ever wondered what the smug a-hole way of yelling "SUCK IT, TREBEK" as a Jeopardy contestant is, allow this guy to show you how it's done   (uproxx.com) divider line 72
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2014-04-03 11:54:01 AM
The weirder thing is it most likely very true of a very large portion of most of our wardrobes and we don't even give it a second thought.  It's very awkward to ponder.

Of course the guy that is on his high horse and berating Alex is probably in the exact same boat but has somehow deluded himself that his tourist-level knowledge of child labor, slavery, and human suffering has somehow made him immune from being an unwitting participant in it.
 
2014-04-03 11:54:51 AM
tempest.fluidartist.com
 
2014-04-03 12:12:19 PM
in this economy, 10 year olds should just be happy that they're still gainfully employed.
 
2014-04-03 12:21:50 PM
I'll have you know that good Canuckian Mr. Trebek only wears the finest baby seal skins loonies can buy!
 
2014-04-03 12:24:34 PM

oldfarthenry: I'll have you know that good Canuckian Mr. Trebek only wears the finest baby seal skins loonies can buy!


I hear his loafers are made from baby fur seal penises.  So that nothing goes to waste.
 
2014-04-03 12:34:21 PM

Marcus Aurelius: oldfarthenry: I'll have you know that good Canuckian Mr. Trebek only wears the finest baby seal skins loonies can buy!

I hear his loafers are made from baby fur seal penises.  So that nothing goes to waste.


It's the perfect combination of soft comfort and firm support.
 
2014-04-03 12:39:51 PM
And he rode his high horse to a dominating Jeopardy! win, right?

Oh, wait, no, he got his ass handed to him and finished with $0, not like he could have made up any ground in Final anyway...
 
2014-04-03 12:48:53 PM

Donnchadha: And he rode his high horse to a dominating Jeopardy! win, right?

Oh, wait, no, he got his ass handed to him and finished with $0, not like he could have made up any ground in Final anyway...


It was great to watch him mentally break down, too. He kept getting more and more exasperated and whiny.
 
2014-04-03 12:58:53 PM

Marcus Aurelius: oldfarthenry: I'll have you know that good Canuckian Mr. Trebek only wears the finest baby seal skins loonies can buy!

I hear his loafers are made from baby fur seal penises.  So that nothing goes to waste.


Noah reportedly constructed the ark out of goatwood.  How tough and/or obsessed do you have to be to cut off enough goat boners to build a boat the size of the ark.
 
2014-04-03 01:11:26 PM
I thought this was going to be about Colby Burnett, that guys facial expressions are hilarious sometimes. But I don't know if the episode I watched last night was from last night, or earlier in the week, it was on my DVR.
 
2014-04-03 01:20:12 PM

violentsalvation: I thought this was going to be about Colby Burnett, that guys facial expressions are hilarious sometimes. But I don't know if the episode I watched last night was from last night, or earlier in the week, it was on my DVR.


I'll take Colby's head-wagging smugness over Tom's punchable douchebaggery every day of the week.
 
2014-04-03 01:31:24 PM

BKITU: violentsalvation: I thought this was going to be about Colby Burnett, that guys facial expressions are hilarious sometimes. But I don't know if the episode I watched last night was from last night, or earlier in the week, it was on my DVR.

I'll take Colby's head-wagging smugness over Tom's punchable douchebaggery every day of the week.


Did Tom advance? he deserved to have his signalling device sabotaged after that.
 
2014-04-03 01:39:20 PM
Alex almost had a moment there until the guy laughed it off and made the "Was that to low?" comment, giving Alex enough time to catch himself.
 
2014-04-03 01:39:30 PM
stupid to lecture people about this. short of sewing the stuff yourself, i don't see what you can do about it anyway. even 'made in the USA' tags and such are meaningless.
 
2014-04-03 01:42:31 PM
Did he have to be at the gym in 26 minutes after Jeopardy was over?
 
2014-04-03 01:43:16 PM
I love on FARK how you guys think the fact that he lost is not only cause for derision, but apparently invalidates his point as well. No shallow like FARK shallow.
 
2014-04-03 01:43:32 PM
bunbunmaru.com
 
2014-04-03 01:49:23 PM
I volunteer to console Larissa Kelly on her loss.  I would also console Stephanie Jass from the previous episode but she wouldn't go out with me in college so pffft.
 
2014-04-03 01:49:26 PM
I make my own clothes.
 
2014-04-03 01:51:16 PM
Make it so his buzzer won't work for a second or two after I'm done reading the answer.
 
2014-04-03 01:53:14 PM

Anderson's Pooper: I volunteer to console Larissa Kelly on her loss.  I would also console Stephanie Jass from the previous episode but she wouldn't go out with me in college so pffft.


Is she related to Hugh (same last name)?

// asking for a friend
 
2014-04-03 01:55:24 PM

Prey4reign: Marcus Aurelius: oldfarthenry: I'll have you know that good Canuckian Mr. Trebek only wears the finest baby seal skins loonies can buy!

I hear his loafers are made from baby fur seal penises.  So that nothing goes to waste.

Noah reportedly constructed the ark out of goatwood.  How tough and/or obsessed do you have to be to cut off enough goat boners to build a boat the size of the ark.


Enough that there were only two left?
 
2014-04-03 01:58:32 PM
Great. What's the solution? Invade the country that exploits their children and force them to stop? Otherwise you'd have to boycott pretty much everything, not just clothes.
 
2014-04-03 01:59:21 PM
Life can really suck in third world countries.

Homes have dirt floors and no running water.

Why do we expect their factories to be state of the art facilities with air conditioning and other luxuries?

Like a great many things their society doesn't have that we have is child labor laws. That sucks too.

Open a "sweat shop" in any third world hell-hole and people will line up by the thousands hoping to get hired.

That sucks.

Please don't get in my face about the stuff i buy from my local retailer.
 
2014-04-03 01:59:31 PM

Dr Dreidel: Is she related to Hugh (same last name)?


She wouldn't appreciate me posting the picture here but she does have a hat with that phrase.  And we gave her crap about her "brother" during school.
 
2014-04-03 02:02:45 PM
Rough couple of weeks for Alex, after getting berated by the aspiring student last week.
 
2014-04-03 02:03:44 PM

Geoff Peterson: I love on FARK how you guys think the fact that he lost is not only cause for derision, but apparently invalidates his point as well. No shallow like FARK shallow.


"You guys"? You are paying to be here....
 
2014-04-03 02:05:53 PM

Por que tan serioso: Geoff Peterson: I love on FARK how you guys think the fact that he lost is not only cause for derision, but apparently invalidates his point as well. No shallow like FARK shallow.

"You guys"? You are paying to be here....


Yeah. It's the best way to spread my self-righteous indignation for maximum effect.
 
2014-04-03 02:07:51 PM

Geoff Peterson: I love on FARK how you guys think the fact that he lost is not only cause for derision, but apparently invalidates his point as well. No shallow like FARK shallow.


"Yeah, whatever, smelly-ass hippie Gandhi, you starved yourself and now your dead. Looks like you were wrong AND hungry. Good riddance!" -- What Fark trolls (I mean, "people who have a differing view.") would have said had they existed then.

Cymbal: Great. What's the solution?


For one, if you buy clothes that have already been worn, say at a consignment/thrift store, the funds from that don't go back to the fashion designer/clothing manufacturer that initiated said child slave labor, and in many cases go to worthwhile causes. No, it's not much, but it's a start, and it's not all that inconvenient.
 
2014-04-03 02:08:18 PM

farkingismybusiness: I make my own clothes.


I weave my own cloth using only the finest materials gathered by Ugandan monks who raise free range, organic, fair trade, shade grown silkworms fed only with the finest beers made from non GMO hops and barleys grown in organic soil composted underground where it can be soaked in the finest spring waters without harming the water flow downriver
 
2014-04-03 02:14:33 PM

EyeballKid: For one, if you buy clothes that have already been worn, say at a consignment/thrift store, the funds from that don't go back to the fashion designer/clothing manufacturer that initiated said child slave labor, and in many cases go to worthwhile causes. No, it's not much, but it's a start, and it's not all that inconvenient.


enjoy your second hand sweat
 
2014-04-03 02:15:11 PM

violentsalvation: BKITU: violentsalvation: I thought this was going to be about Colby Burnett, that guys facial expressions are hilarious sometimes. But I don't know if the episode I watched last night was from last night, or earlier in the week, it was on my DVR.

I'll take Colby's head-wagging smugness over Tom's punchable douchebaggery every day of the week.

Did Tom advance? he deserved to have his signalling device sabotaged after that.


Nope, went down in flames with $0 after Final Jeopardy.
 
2014-04-03 02:15:17 PM
I remember reading an article about just this kind of scenario, but it was from the other side of the coin. It was about one of these countries (might even been Bangladesh, I don't recall) and the journalist was an American-born person from that country whose opinions basically mirrored this Jeopardy guy as far as being against sweat shops and the near-slave labor carrying rocks and shiat and all the stuff we consider heinous over here in the West.

By the end of the article, the journalist wasn't sure what her opinion was anymore. Almost without fail, the people she interviewed about the work they did were generally positive. They were poor and knew they were poor, but were happy (yes, 'happy') to have work at all. They understood their circumstances to be sucky, but it was sucky for everyone in their environment. And in the land of the blind, the one-eyed man is king.

They had their complaints, but generally they were content with their circumstances and even resented her proselytizing as naive and possibly stirring up trouble that wouldn't benefit them.

In the west we would say those people were being exploited and were possibly too naive/oppressed to realize or do anything about it. But from their perspective they were just playing the hand they were dealt as best as they could.

I'm not sure where I personally land here. I grew up with the wealth and benefits of the west and I'm against slavery and human oppression. But at the same time I try not to look at everything through the lens of my own morality.

It's not a crime to be poor. And unless people are actively taking food from you and literally holding your face down in the gutter, then that's kind of a case of 'that's just sort of how it is'. Sometimes people get the shiat end of the stick.

As human beings it is absolutely incumbent upon us to care about the less fortunate and try to help them where and when possible. But we somehow have to do that without thinking we can solve all problems the same way. It's literally impossible to make everyone universally wealthy. The only thing we can manage is to make people universally poor.

We would need 50 Earths worth of resources to bring this one Earth up to the 'middle class lifestyle' we've come to know and love in Europe and North America. Unfortunately, we don't have those extra Earths - which means for some to have plenty, others have to have less. And sooner or later it'll be our turn again.

So maybe he shouldn't look at Trebek's suit as a symbol of that child's exploitation, but rather as a symbol that he wasn't one of the ones that starved to death.
 
2014-04-03 02:16:31 PM

Prey4reign: goatwood


GOPHERwood!
 
2014-04-03 02:17:21 PM

tlchwi02: enjoy your second hand sweat


Do you understand how a washing machine works?
 
2014-04-03 02:20:11 PM

Anderson's Pooper: Dr Dreidel: Is she related to Hugh (same last name)?

She wouldn't appreciate me posting the picture here but she does have a hat with that phrase.  And we gave her crap about her "brother" during school.


...but does she actually have a huge (or nice) ass?

// ANSWER THE QUESTION
 
2014-04-03 02:24:53 PM

EyeballKid: tlchwi02: enjoy your second hand sweat

Do you understand how a washing machine works?


I like my second hand sweat to come from the indentured servant hand washing all of my clothes
 
2014-04-03 02:25:36 PM

The Goddamn Batman: Donnchadha: And he rode his high horse to a dominating Jeopardy! win, right?

Oh, wait, no, he got his ass handed to him and finished with $0, not like he could have made up any ground in Final anyway...

It was great to watch him mentally break down, too. He kept getting more and more exasperated and whiny.


He really seemed just completely miserable the whole episode. My girlfriend and I had the sense that he must just be miserable every day of his life.
 
2014-04-03 02:27:12 PM

peachpicker: My girlfriend and I had the sense that he must just be miserable every day of his life.


I think that guy can think of at least one person with small hands and a 13-hour shift who's always having a worse day.
 
2014-04-03 02:28:34 PM

EyeballKid: peachpicker: My girlfriend and I had the sense that he must just be miserable every day of his life.

I think that guy can think of at least one person with small hands and a 13-hour shift who's always having a worse day.


Nobody cares about the carnies
 
2014-04-03 02:32:22 PM
I'm more concerned about the slaves in diamond mines and the preppy, materialistic, DeBeers-brainwashed Americans who keep buying diamonds anyway.
 
2014-04-03 02:32:36 PM
As if Alex farking Trebek buys his suits off the rack at Men's Warehouse.
 
2014-04-03 02:33:11 PM

Dr Dreidel: // ANSWER THE QUESTION


She was a knockout in college and has aged like fine wine.  Wicked sense of humor and a shapely butt.
 
2014-04-03 02:35:11 PM

Nix Nightbird: I'm more concerned about the slaves in diamond mines and the preppy, materialistic, DeBeers-brainwashed Americans who keep buying diamonds anyway.


And don't think about what's in cell phones/video game systems.
 
2014-04-03 02:37:23 PM

EyeballKid: peachpicker: My girlfriend and I had the sense that he must just be miserable every day of his life.

I think that guy can think of at least one person with small hands and a 13-hour shift who's always having a worse day.


rack.1.mshcdn.com
 
2014-04-03 02:37:58 PM

Anderson's Pooper: Dr Dreidel: // ANSWER THE QUESTION

She was a knockout in college and has aged like fine wine.  Wicked sense of humor and a shapely butt.


Old pics or GTFO.
 
2014-04-03 02:40:06 PM

craigdamage: Life can really suck in third world countries.

Homes have dirt floors and no running water.

Why do we expect their factories to be state of the art facilities with air conditioning and other luxuries?

Like a great many things their society doesn't have that we have is child labor laws. That sucks too.

Open a "sweat shop" in any third world hell-hole and people will line up by the thousands hoping to get hired.

That sucks.

Please don't get in my face about the stuff i buy from my local retailer.


I can't speak for the Cavanaugh guy but while acknowledging these issues with general conditions in Third World countries, sweatshops still don't have to use child labor (esp. if thousands of people are lining up like you say); and they don't have to abuse their workers, either physically or by doing stuff like denying bathroom breaks.  Plus they sell to big international companies that have the money to afford at least some amenities, especially in developing countries where things are cheaper.
 
2014-04-03 02:42:16 PM
I hate trebek, but I kind of hate d-bags like her more.

/tries not to buy Hanes
 
2014-04-03 02:43:10 PM

peachpicker: The Goddamn Batman: Donnchadha: And he rode his high horse to a dominating Jeopardy! win, right?

Oh, wait, no, he got his ass handed to him and finished with $0, not like he could have made up any ground in Final anyway...

It was great to watch him mentally break down, too. He kept getting more and more exasperated and whiny.

He really seemed just completely miserable the whole episode. My girlfriend and I had the sense that he must just be miserable every day of his life.


That's the feeling I got. He was a tool right from the outset, and by the end of it was a petulant douche.
 
2014-04-03 02:45:48 PM

Go Fast Turn Left: in this economy, 10 year olds should just be happy that they're still gainfully employed.


This is my Fark comment of the day ... +1
 
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