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(AsiaOne)   For a small fortune you too can travel to an Argentine base on Antarctica where you sip coffee, mail a postcard, and get your passport stamped with a picture of a krill, a kind of small shrimp that is the symbol of the base   (news.asiaone.com) divider line 40
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2014-04-20 09:12:54 AM
The tour guide's name is RJ MacReady.
 
2014-04-20 09:13:20 AM
Do I need to bring the butter?
 
2014-04-20 09:17:15 AM
Krill are tiny.  The biggest animals on earth thrive on them.  This is a paradox.

Meanwhile, mosquitoes, which are tiny, thrive on eating your face, which is huge.

Theory:  Nothing eats anything of the same size in the universe.  Four simultaneous 24 hour meals in one earth animal.
 
2014-04-20 09:21:13 AM
Oh thanks to you such the many Submitter for doing the explanation to me of what the krill might be except that you are the dead wrong person.

You see I am the crustacean whisperer so I have the reception of the kick of the replies of you. The krill has the three segments but the shrimp has two of these. Perhaps could have restraint because this provides the misinformation to do the on passing and some of these Farkers have the belief of everything which is heard by they.

You are welcome.
 
2014-04-20 09:24:01 AM

meow said the dog: Oh thanks to you such the many Submitter for doing the explanation to me of what the krill might be except that you are the dead wrong person.

You see I am the crustacean whisperer so I have the reception of the kick of the replies of you. The krill has the three segments but the shrimp has two of these. Perhaps could have restraint because this provides the misinformation to do the on passing and some of these Farkers have the belief of everything which is heard by they.

You are welcome.


Seeing that you are perhaps expert, if not somewhat knowledgeable on the subject, Are krill num nums with drawn butter?
 
2014-04-20 09:24:22 AM
For a trip of a lifetime, that's actually pretty cheap.

And it sounds like its a day trip from Argentina, which is a pretty nice destination.

Bucket listed.
 
2014-04-20 09:26:30 AM
"A small fortune"?  Subby sounds poor.  I would imagine a typical vacation for a family of four costs that much.
 
2014-04-20 09:27:15 AM
I can think of better things to do for $600/hour...
 
2014-04-20 09:27:29 AM

Mister Peejay: Krill are tiny.  The biggest animals on earth thrive on them.  This is a paradox.

Meanwhile, mosquitoes, which are tiny, thrive on eating your face, which is huge.

Theory:  Nothing eats anything of the same size in the universe.  Four simultaneous 24 hour meals in one earth animal.


The proof is the BELLYBUTTON!!! Your teachers are liars.
 
2014-04-20 09:29:12 AM

Mister Peejay: Krill are tiny.  The biggest animals on earth thrive on them.  This is a paradox.

Meanwhile, mosquitoes, which are tiny, thrive on eating your face, which is huge.

Theory:  Nothing eats anything of the same size in the universe.  Four simultaneous 24 hour meals in one earth animal.


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B. Kliban
 
2014-04-20 09:30:07 AM
Can I get a free penguin?
 
2014-04-20 09:30:18 AM
Where is our resident Antarctic TFer to weigh in on this?
 
2014-04-20 09:31:10 AM
That's actually pretty darn cheap considering the logistics involved.  A cruise that just brushes the continent will run you even more, not including travel costs to get down to the bottom of South 'murrica.  An Antarctic visit's been on my list for years.  not quite sure why I haven't done it now that I can afford to go.  Oh, that's right.  Turns out I'm lazy.
 
2014-04-20 09:32:53 AM

mutterfark: Mister Peejay: Krill are tiny.  The biggest animals on earth thrive on them.  This is a paradox.

Meanwhile, mosquitoes, which are tiny, thrive on eating your face, which is huge.

Theory:  Nothing eats anything of the same size in the universe.  Four simultaneous 24 hour meals in one earth animal.

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B. Kliban


ogod... Kiliban... .that image belongs in the yaoi WTF thread... going there now
 
2014-04-20 09:34:57 AM

gunsmack: Where is our resident Antarctic TFer to weigh in on this?


Combatting The Thing.....

/mostly
 
2014-04-20 09:40:50 AM

golden goat: I can think of better things to do for $600/hour...


Megarian and I at the same time?
 
2014-04-20 09:50:10 AM

Mister Peejay: Meanwhile, mosquitoes, which are tiny, thrive on eating your face, which is huge.


Are you saying I have a fat face?
 
2014-04-20 09:50:37 AM

gunsmack: Where is our resident Antarctic TFer to weigh in on this?


Well, I'm not there any more but one can get paid to spend 4 - 6 months in Antarctica if they apply at usap.gov.

/Aug. 2009 - Feb. 2010 in McMurdo.
 
2014-04-20 10:01:24 AM

gunsmack: Where is our resident Antarctic TFer to weigh in on this?


Chanting "Ph'nglui mglw'nafh Cthulhu R'lyeh wgah'nagl fhtagn" ?
 
2014-04-20 10:09:42 AM

golden goat: I can think of better things to do for $600/hour...


I'm just now getting warm enough weather for shorts, I'm not in the mood to go anywhere cold.

wxboy: Mister Peejay: Meanwhile, mosquitoes, which are tiny, thrive on eating your face, which is huge.

Are you saying I have a fat face?


You needed to know the truth, even if it does mean you won't have confidence.
 
2014-04-20 10:18:14 AM

jtown: That's actually pretty darn cheap considering the logistics involved.  A cruise that just brushes the continent will run you even more, not including travel costs to get down to the bottom of South 'murrica.  An Antarctic visit's been on my list for years.  not quite sure why I haven't done it now that I can afford to go.  Oh, that's right.  Turns out I'm lazy.


Every now and then I consider (never too seriously) applying for the fire department connected to the USAP. I think Lockheed is the contractor that supplies the service. They do 6 month and year long employment contracts.
 
2014-04-20 10:26:13 AM
gilatrout: Seeing that you are perhaps expert, if not somewhat knowledgeable on the subject, Are krill num nums with drawn butter?

I read somewhere once that krill are the only animal whose total biomass is still bigger than humans'. That is to say, the total tonnage of them exceeds the total tonnage of us.

I have no idea if that's a particular species of krill, or anything that falls under the krill heading, or whatnot. For that matter, I have no idea if it's actually true. But if it were, then eating krill directly would be an effective way of claiming our rightful place as Planet-Wide #1 Fat-Asses.
 
2014-04-20 10:28:18 AM

Lee451: gunsmack: Where is our resident Antarctic TFer to weigh in on this?

Chanting "Ph'nglui mglw'nafh Cthulhu R'lyeh wgah'nagl fhtagn" ?


Would not surprise me in the least.
 
2014-04-20 10:34:00 AM
PRESIDENT FREI BASE, Antarctica

Wasn't that W's nickname?
 
2014-04-20 10:52:28 AM
I always thought it would be a fun prank to send a case of beer to the US Antarctic base, addressed to "any mischievous scientist", along with a batch of letters for him to mail on to my friends, describing my adventures in Antarctica. Of course, I'd ask him to venture out to the ice to pose for photos of himself so fully kitted out that you couldn't recognize that it's not me. I often wondered how long I could keep that up.
 
2014-04-20 10:57:48 AM
Wish I had the small fortune. I have set foot on the 6 other continents and would love to be able to say Ive been on them all
 
2014-04-20 11:03:49 AM
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/All hail!
 
2014-04-20 11:16:20 AM

semiotix: gilatrout: Seeing that you are perhaps expert, if not somewhat knowledgeable on the subject, Are krill num nums with drawn butter?

I read somewhere once that krill are the only animal whose total biomass is still bigger than humans'. That is to say, the total tonnage of them exceeds the total tonnage of us.

I have no idea if that's a particular species of krill, or anything that falls under the krill heading, or whatnot. For that matter, I have no idea if it's actually true. But if it were, then eating krill directly would be an effective way of claiming our rightful place as Planet-Wide #1 Fat-Asses.


It's nowhere true.  Humans are outweighed by a lot of things, not just krill.
 
2014-04-20 11:43:49 AM

Lee451: Chanting "Ph'nglui mglw'nafh Cthulhu R'lyeh wgah'nagl fhtagn" ?


Sounds more like "tekeli-li" to me.
 
2014-04-20 11:54:09 AM
$3000.00 is a small fortune?
 
2014-04-20 12:09:44 PM

lack of warmth: wxboy: Mister Peejay: Meanwhile, mosquitoes, which are tiny, thrive on eating your face, which is huge.

Are you saying I have a fat face?

You needed to know the truth, even if it does mean you won't have confidence.


I'll just have to go outside wearing a ski mask now.
 
2014-04-20 01:01:56 PM

meow said the dog: Oh thanks to you such the many Submitter for doing the explanation to me of what the krill might be except that you are the dead wrong person.

You see I am the crustacean whisperer so I have the reception of the kick of the replies of you. The krill has the three segments but the shrimp has two of these. Perhaps could have restraint because this provides the misinformation to do the on passing and some of these Farkers have the belief of everything which is heard by they.

You are welcome.


You are my favorite Farker of all time. I adore you and your posts.
 
2014-04-20 01:02:42 PM
If I'm going to spend a small fortune I want to discover eldritch ancient cities built by aliens, lost continents heated by volcanoes, and secret Nazi space weapons given to them by our Evil Alien Overlords.

To Hell with cold, ice, penguins and coffee. I can get all of those in Canada. Well, except for the penguins. Well, even the penguins. Technically auks are penguins. They just reused the name like they did with the American Robin, which is actually a type of thrush, Turdus americanus.

The American Turd Burd. Get off of my lawn you turd burds! I'll shout when I am old, and let loose a cackle that will frighten the children. And the cat will sniff and say "Really, is that any way to behave old man?" and I'll reply "Oh, shut up robot cat! I discovered the Nazi-Alien-Eldritch Thang technology to make you!" And that'll shut her up.
 
2014-04-20 01:36:37 PM
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2014-04-20 02:44:10 PM
3000 isn't that much considering an Antarctic cruise is min 5000 and 6-8 days of those cruises is on the open water.

I've been looking into this, they offer 3 day camping excursions. But I don't want to pay anything more than 2000 Max.
 
2014-04-20 03:24:37 PM
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Took one of the cruises there in 2009 through nathab.com. I'm the somewhat pasty guy on the left.
 
2014-04-20 05:31:59 PM
If you think $3,000.00 or so is a fortune for a foreign vacation, you shouldn't be taking vacations.  I'll be going to Antarctica this coming December, I think.  Beats the Mayan Riviera.
 
2014-04-20 05:45:00 PM

The_Hound: meow said the dog: Oh thanks to you such the many Submitter for doing the explanation to me of what the krill might be except that you are the dead wrong person.

You see I am the crustacean whisperer so I have the reception of the kick of the replies of you. The krill has the three segments but the shrimp has two of these. Perhaps could have restraint because this provides the misinformation to do the on passing and some of these Farkers have the belief of everything which is heard by they.

You are welcome.

You are my favorite Farker of all time. I adore you and your posts.


Oh hello!
 
2014-04-20 06:55:47 PM

Mister Peejay: semiotix: gilatrout: Seeing that you are perhaps expert, if not somewhat knowledgeable on the subject, Are krill num nums with drawn butter?

I read somewhere once that krill are the only animal whose total biomass is still bigger than humans'. That is to say, the total tonnage of them exceeds the total tonnage of us.

I have no idea if that's a particular species of krill, or anything that falls under the krill heading, or whatnot. For that matter, I have no idea if it's actually true. But if it were, then eating krill directly would be an effective way of claiming our rightful place as Planet-Wide #1 Fat-Asses.

It's nowhere true.  Humans are outweighed by a lot of things, not just krill.


Correction, now that I've gotten off my internet ass and googled it: Antarctic krill are the only  wild species that outweigh us. (There are like a billion cows, for instance.) And even that's not clear, since there's a gigantic error bar built into our estimates of how many of them are out there.

In any event, between our population curve and what we're doing to the wild ecosystems, they won't have us beat for long.

...and then abruptly they will again.

...and then we'll probably take over again.

...and then things will probably get pretty radioactive and it'll be krill again.

...and then  homo sapiens mutandis will overtake krill.

...and then the krill will evolve laser antennae and that'll be it.
 
2014-04-20 07:13:19 PM

meow said the dog: The_Hound: meow said the dog: Oh thanks to you such the many Submitter for doing the explanation to me of what the krill might be except that you are the dead wrong person.

You see I am the crustacean whisperer so I have the reception of the kick of the replies of you. The krill has the three segments but the shrimp has two of these. Perhaps could have restraint because this provides the misinformation to do the on passing and some of these Farkers have the belief of everything which is heard by they.

You are welcome.

You are my favorite Farker of all time. I adore you and your posts.

Oh hello!


Hello!
 
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