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2014-05-11 10:33:39 AM  
I'm sure Farkers will find a way to slam the Boy Scouts for this......
 
2014-05-11 11:35:40 AM  

basemetal: I'm sure Farkers will find a way to slam the Boy Scouts for this......


Not this Farker.
 
2014-05-11 11:49:15 AM  

Beerguy: basemetal: I'm sure Farkers will find a way to slam the Boy Scouts for this......

Not this Farker.


I was a Boy Scout and I would've done the same for anyone in that situation. We pretty much rock.
 
2014-05-11 12:47:15 PM  
I'd rescue Ann Curry, if you know what I mean...
 
2014-05-11 12:47:40 PM  

basemetal: I'm sure Farkers will find a way to slam the Boy Scouts for this......


Not before someone poisons the well!

/looking at you, in case you're too thick to get it
 
2014-05-11 12:50:29 PM  
If only the Boy Scouts could find the cast of Fox & Friends, break their ankles, and leave them in the woods to die, the circle of life will be complete.
 
2014-05-11 12:50:40 PM  

Beerguy: basemetal: I'm sure Farkers will find a way to slam the Boy Scouts for this......

Not this Farker.


Nor this one.  Yeah, I'll rag on them for being a junior paramilitary organization from time to time, but for the most part they're all good kids.  I'm betting they were all excited to actually be able to use what they had learned.
 
2014-05-11 12:51:22 PM  

basemetal: I'm sure Farkers will find a way to slam the Boy Scouts for this......


Coroner! The lady doth protest too much!

marklar: I'd rescue Ann Curry, if you know what I mean...


I don't like Curry. She leaves a bad taste in your mouth after you swallow, and then 8 hours later it's like a firebomb went off on your asshole.
 
2014-05-11 12:51:47 PM  
*reads headline*

Man, FARKERs really hate Matt Lauer....
 
2014-05-11 12:54:54 PM  
Would they have done the same if it had been Tim Curry?

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2014-05-11 12:57:09 PM  
I'll bet there is not MILF porn about this, but there should be.
 
2014-05-11 01:00:06 PM  

StrangeQ: Beerguy: basemetal: I'm sure Farkers will find a way to slam the Boy Scouts for this......

Not this Farker.

Nor this one.  Yeah, I'll rag on them for being a junior paramilitary organization from time to time, but for the most part they're all good kids.  I'm betting they were all excited to actually be able to use what they had learned.


That is a HUGE mischarecterization of what the Boy Scouts are about. It is fair to criticize some BSA leaders for backwards thinking around LGBT Scouts, but otherwise you are really, really wrong to suggest a "paramilitary" organization.

// Very much a liberal, also Eagle Scout and very supportive of the ideals that Scouting strives to uphold.
 
2014-05-11 01:00:28 PM  
..because despite what lots of people on fark say, The BSA teaches boys a LOT of useful skills like first aid and how to help injured people after various situations.

It was all the rescue/first aid training I got in the Boy Scouts that made me realize I wanted to be a nurse.

/eagle scout
/BSN, CEN
 
2014-05-11 01:01:07 PM  

K3rmy: Would they have done the same if it had been Tim Curry?

img.fark.net

Yes, and all the while humming "Don't dream it, do it!"
 
2014-05-11 01:03:14 PM  
Good work, boys.
 
2014-05-11 01:03:23 PM  

freewill: I'll bet there is not MILF porn about this, but there should be.


Soledad too I hope.
 
2014-05-11 01:05:33 PM  
(I made 2nd Class myself, before I got fed up with some of the other scouts)
 
2014-05-11 01:05:58 PM  

Close2TheEdge: That is a HUGE mischarecterization of what the Boy Scouts are about. It is fair to criticize some BSA leaders for backwards thinking around LGBT Scouts, but otherwise you are really, really wrong to suggest a "paramilitary" organization.

// Very much a liberal, also Eagle Scout and very supportive of the ideals that Scouting strives to uphold.


Oh?  Let's see...rigidly defined rank structure, uniforms adorned with rank and "merit" badges, hygiene and generally wellness instruction, and survival and (at least while I was in) weapons training.  What about that is really that different from military basic training?
 
2014-05-11 01:06:21 PM  
They are sooooooo gaaaaay!!!!  Every young man know that if you find an injured woman alone in the woods, you're supposed to tear all her clothes off to check for injuries, and in case you need to make a gag bandages.  Besides, where was their adult supervision/Scoutmaster?  Off in the woods banging boys?  ;)
 
2014-05-11 01:06:56 PM  
During that same day, the scouts helped novelist Anne Rice find her way back to the trail. And also rescued a lamb that escaped a nearby petting zoo.

This qualified them for their culinary badge.

After all, not only did they render assistance to those in need, but in doing so they also served lamb, Curry and Rice...
 
2014-05-11 01:08:48 PM  

Forbidden Doughnut: *reads headline*

Man, FARKERs really hate Matt Lauer....


25.media.tumblr.com
 
2014-05-11 01:09:02 PM  

StrangeQ: Close2TheEdge: That is a HUGE mischarecterization of what the Boy Scouts are about. It is fair to criticize some BSA leaders for backwards thinking around LGBT Scouts, but otherwise you are really, really wrong to suggest a "paramilitary" organization.

// Very much a liberal, also Eagle Scout and very supportive of the ideals that Scouting strives to uphold.

Oh?  Let's see...rigidly defined rank structure, uniforms adorned with rank and "merit" badges, hygiene and generally wellness instruction, and survival and (at least while I was in) weapons training.  What about that is really that different from military basic training?


I know you are trolling, but ill say this:

You DO get a promotion in rank in the military if you are an Eagle Scout to Private First Class (US Army)...but its not a paramilitary force made up of 12-18 year olds.
 
2014-05-11 01:10:19 PM  

The more you eat the more you fart: StrangeQ: Close2TheEdge: That is a HUGE mischarecterization of what the Boy Scouts are about. It is fair to criticize some BSA leaders for backwards thinking around LGBT Scouts, but otherwise you are really, really wrong to suggest a "paramilitary" organization.

// Very much a liberal, also Eagle Scout and very supportive of the ideals that Scouting strives to uphold.

Oh?  Let's see...rigidly defined rank structure, uniforms adorned with rank and "merit" badges, hygiene and generally wellness instruction, and survival and (at least while I was in) weapons training.  What about that is really that different from military basic training?

I know you are trolling, but ill say this:

You DO get a promotion in rank in the military if you are an Eagle Scout to Private First Class (US Army)...but its not a paramilitary force made up of 12-18 year olds.


You get it in the Air Force as well.
 
2014-05-11 01:11:55 PM  
Was not aware.

/wish i would have enlisted
//f-16 or A-10 pilot would have rocked.
 
2014-05-11 01:14:15 PM  

StrangeQ: Close2TheEdge: That is a HUGE mischarecterization of what the Boy Scouts are about. It is fair to criticize some BSA leaders for backwards thinking around LGBT Scouts, but otherwise you are really, really wrong to suggest a "paramilitary" organization.

// Very much a liberal, also Eagle Scout and very supportive of the ideals that Scouting strives to uphold.

Oh?  Let's see...rigidly defined rank structure, uniforms adorned with rank and "merit" badges, hygiene and generally wellness instruction, and survival and (at least while I was in) weapons training.  What about that is really that different from military basic training?


None of these activities are bad things, and none of them are exclusive to the military. Only you are subscribing something negative to them. My guess is you are either devoid of actual experience working with Scouts, or deliberately trying to provoke an argument.
 
2014-05-11 01:22:50 PM  

basemetal: I'm sure Farkers will find a way to slam the Boy Scouts for this......


I would, but its not worth PMITA prison, but definitely deserve a reward
 
2014-05-11 01:23:14 PM  

Close2TheEdge: StrangeQ: Close2TheEdge: That is a HUGE mischarecterization of what the Boy Scouts are about. It is fair to criticize some BSA leaders for backwards thinking around LGBT Scouts, but otherwise you are really, really wrong to suggest a "paramilitary" organization.

// Very much a liberal, also Eagle Scout and very supportive of the ideals that Scouting strives to uphold.

Oh?  Let's see...rigidly defined rank structure, uniforms adorned with rank and "merit" badges, hygiene and generally wellness instruction, and survival and (at least while I was in) weapons training.  What about that is really that different from military basic training?

None of these activities are bad things, and none of them are exclusive to the military. Only you are subscribing something negative to them. My guess is you are either devoid of actual experience working with Scouts, or deliberately trying to provoke an argument.


When did I say they were bad things?  Or that I was trying to point them out as a negative?  And if by devoid of experience you mean was a scout from cubscouts until I graduated from high school and entered the military, then yeah, I guess I am.  I was just pointing out the similarities.  Also, the founder of scouting, Robert Baden-Powell was a lieutenant general in the British army, http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Scouting.  But I mean, I guess you can keep denying its links to the military if you really, really want to.
 
2014-05-11 01:24:57 PM  

Candygram4Mongo: During that same day, the scouts helped novelist Anne Rice find her way back to the trail. And also rescued a lamb that escaped a nearby petting zoo.

This qualified them for their culinary badge.

After all, not only did they render assistance to those in need, but in doing so they also served lamb, Curry and Rice...


Heh. Plus 1 internet for you.
 
2014-05-11 01:26:23 PM  

hardinparamedic: basemetal: I'm sure Farkers will find a way to slam the Boy Scouts for this......

Coroner! The lady doth protest too much!

marklar: I'd rescue Ann Curry, if you know what I mean...

I don't like Curry. She leaves a bad taste in your mouth after you swallow, and then 8 hours later it's like a firebomb went off on your asshole.


Ann Curry causes hemroids?

/the more you know
 
2014-05-11 01:29:20 PM  
I like how by the time the forest rangers got to her they had already had built a stretcher and were carrying her down.
 
2014-05-11 01:32:44 PM  
I was in the Scouts.  Learned useful stuff, that everybody should know.  Troop met in the basement of a Lutheran church, but, there was no real religion involved.  Left when the "rebellion against authority" phase set in.  I don't regret doing it, and they should get the gay/straight problem solved in a way that everybody is happy.  One of the things they taught, was that one should should do positive work for the community, and that should be the whole community.

/When camping, the Explorers would treat us like shiat, the bastards.
//That, and going to Catholic high school, left me well prepared for the psychological stress of basic training, when I was drafted in 1970.  Had gone through the "You are a maggot!" treatment several times before, and knew it was just a passing phase.
 
2014-05-11 01:33:54 PM  
www.cartoonscrapbook.com

Quick, Chug-A-Boom...
 
2014-05-11 01:33:56 PM  

StrangeQ: Close2TheEdge: That is a HUGE mischarecterization of what the Boy Scouts are about. It is fair to criticize some BSA leaders for backwards thinking around LGBT Scouts, but otherwise you are really, really wrong to suggest a "paramilitary" organization.

// Very much a liberal, also Eagle Scout and very supportive of the ideals that Scouting strives to uphold.

Oh?  Let's see...rigidly defined rank structure, uniforms adorned with rank and "merit" badges, hygiene and generally wellness instruction, and survival and (at least while I was in) weapons training.  What about that is really that different from military basic training?


Adult supervision.

/old military joke
 
2014-05-11 01:36:14 PM  

StrangeQ: Close2TheEdge: StrangeQ: Close2TheEdge: That is a HUGE mischarecterization of what the Boy Scouts are about. It is fair to criticize some BSA leaders for backwards thinking around LGBT Scouts, but otherwise you are really, really wrong to suggest a "paramilitary" organization.

// Very much a liberal, also Eagle Scout and very supportive of the ideals that Scouting strives to uphold.

Oh?  Let's see...rigidly defined rank structure, uniforms adorned with rank and "merit" badges, hygiene and generally wellness instruction, and survival and (at least while I was in) weapons training.  What about that is really that different from military basic training?

None of these activities are bad things, and none of them are exclusive to the military. Only you are subscribing something negative to them. My guess is you are either devoid of actual experience working with Scouts, or deliberately trying to provoke an argument.

When did I say they were bad things?  Or that I was trying to point them out as a negative?  And if by devoid of experience you mean was a scout from cubscouts until I graduated from high school and entered the military, then yeah, I guess I am.  I was just pointing out the similarities.  Also, the founder of scouting, Robert Baden-Powell was a lieutenant general in the British army, http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Scouting.  But I mean, I guess you can keep denying its links to the military if you really, really want to.


I'm glad to hear that you have actual Scouting experience. Too often critics of the BSA come from a distinct position of ignorance. I still think you are equating Scouts unnecessarily negatively. Paramilitary invokes groups like militias which have about as much in common with the actual military as Airsoft gamers.

Teaching young men about commitment, discipline, and selflessness are something we should be doing more of in this country. Compassion for the poor, the environment, and fellow humans also would go a long way. And yes, patriotism and respect for the ideals of the United States are also vitally important. Well run troops focus on these core principles.

Argue that these are ties to the military if you want. It doesn't diminish from their relevance.
 
2014-05-11 01:37:02 PM  

The more you eat the more you fart: Was not aware.

/wish i would have enlisted
//f-16 or A-10 pilot would have rocked.


Enlisted members don't pilot aircraft. Officers do.

/formerly enlisted
//aircraft maintenance
///get off my flightline
 
2014-05-11 01:56:09 PM  

Candygram4Mongo: During that same day, the scouts helped novelist Anne Rice find her way back to the trail. And also rescued a lamb that escaped a nearby petting zoo.

This qualified them for their culinary badge.

After all, not only did they render assistance to those in need, but in doing so they also served lamb, Curry and Rice...


Thread over. Thank you, Mister Peabody.
 
2014-05-11 01:58:25 PM  
I'm sure Lauer was a girl scout in his youth - there must have been something he could do.


The more you eat the more you fart: ..It was all the rescue/first aid training I got in the Boy Scouts that made me realize I wanted to be a nurse.


Surprised with all of this you didn't wind up as a flight attendant.
 
2014-05-11 02:01:29 PM  

Close2TheEdge: Teaching young men about commitment, discipline, and selflessness are something we should be doing more of in this country. Compassion for the poor, the environment, and fellow humans also would go a long way. And yes, patriotism and respect for the ideals of the United States are also vitally important. Well run troops focus on these core principles.


Completely agreed.  I joke about them, but I believe what the scouts stand for (and not necessarily some of their leaders) are principles that everyone should live by.  I just like having a little fun on them now and then.
 
2014-05-11 02:02:33 PM  

Alphax: Good work, boys.

men.

Ms Curry showed herself to be pretty classy as well.
 
2014-05-11 02:02:58 PM  
Matt Lauer can suck it.
 
2014-05-11 02:10:14 PM  
Good job, nerds.

/loved my time in the Scouts
 
2014-05-11 02:12:45 PM  
That's gonna make for one weird "Dear Penthouse" letter. :/
 
2014-05-11 02:17:25 PM  

Close2TheEdge: StrangeQ: Close2TheEdge: StrangeQ: Close2TheEdge: That is a HUGE mischarecterization of what the Boy Scouts are about. It is fair to criticize some BSA leaders for backwards thinking around LGBT Scouts, but otherwise you are really, really wrong to suggest a "paramilitary" organization.

// Very much a liberal, also Eagle Scout and very supportive of the ideals that Scouting strives to uphold.

Oh?  Let's see...rigidly defined rank structure, uniforms adorned with rank and "merit" badges, hygiene and generally wellness instruction, and survival and (at least while I was in) weapons training.  What about that is really that different from military basic training?

None of these activities are bad things, and none of them are exclusive to the military. Only you are subscribing something negative to them. My guess is you are either devoid of actual experience working with Scouts, or deliberately trying to provoke an argument.

When did I say they were bad things?  Or that I was trying to point them out as a negative?  And if by devoid of experience you mean was a scout from cubscouts until I graduated from high school and entered the military, then yeah, I guess I am.  I was just pointing out the similarities.  Also, the founder of scouting, Robert Baden-Powell was a lieutenant general in the British army, http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Scouting.  But I mean, I guess you can keep denying its links to the military if you really, really want to.

I'm glad to hear that you have actual Scouting experience. Too often critics of the BSA come from a distinct position of ignorance. I still think you are equating Scouts unnecessarily negatively. Paramilitary invokes groups like militias which have about as much in common with the actual military as Airsoft gamers.

Teaching young men about commitment, discipline, and selflessness are something we should be doing more of in this country. Compassion for the poor, the environment, and fellow humans also would go a long way. And yes, patriotism and respect for the ideals of the United States are also vitally important. Well run troops focus on these core principles.

Argue that these are ties to the military if you want. It doesn't diminish from their relevance.


I'm sorry, but he's right, scouts was explicitly a paramilitary organization. Powell was a scout in the British Army and when he made a name for himself and was asked to train others he found they often lacked the ability to care for themselves, let alone survive in the wild, so he decided to go back to basics and teach boys and young men how to care for themselves and then how to survive in the bush. The final piece of the training was a mock tracking excercise similar to what he had done in the field.
 
2014-05-11 02:17:52 PM  
Did they check and make sure she wasn't one of the gays first?
 
2014-05-11 02:25:05 PM  

Candygram4Mongo: During that same day, the scouts helped novelist Anne Rice find her way back to the trail. And also rescued a lamb that escaped a nearby petting zoo.

This qualified them for their culinary badge.

After all, not only did they render assistance to those in need, but in doing so they also served lamb, Curry and Rice...


That was a long and silly way to go for a punch line, but I laughed.

Kudos.
 
2014-05-11 02:28:00 PM  
My troop assisted two couples one time we encountered on a hike.  Several miles into the woods, raining, temp dropping.  They were huddled at a trail shelter, insufficient equipment and unable to start a fire.  We offered to help, the women were very grateful, the guys not so much.  We got the fire going, made sure they had water, left a couple of the single use space blankets, and hiked on as they turned down other offers for assistance

Most Scouts will assist you whatever your beliefs
 
2014-05-11 02:31:43 PM  

walkerhound: I'm sure Lauer was a girl scout in his youth - there must have been something he could do.


The more you eat the more you fart: ..It was all the rescue/first aid training I got in the Boy Scouts that made me realize I wanted to be a nurse.

Surprised with all of this you didn't wind up as a flight attendant.


I know you attempted to insult me for beingba man who is a nurse, but the correlation you drew was so poorly constructed it made zero sense, and ended up making you look dumb. Just sayin'.
 
2014-05-11 02:32:41 PM  

StrangeQ: Close2TheEdge: That is a HUGE mischarecterization of what the Boy Scouts are about. It is fair to criticize some BSA leaders for backwards thinking around LGBT Scouts, but otherwise you are really, really wrong to suggest a "paramilitary" organization.

// Very much a liberal, also Eagle Scout and very supportive of the ideals that Scouting strives to uphold.

Oh?  Let's see...rigidly defined rank structure, uniforms adorned with rank and "merit" badges, hygiene and generally wellness instruction, and survival and (at least while I was in) weapons training.  What about that is really that different from military basic training?


Well, it could be viewed with negative connotations of being military training (although not sure about weapons training other than archery and in some scout troops maybe marksmanship).  Or, when there is an emergency on a small or large scale, it's people like that who are going to save the day.  Given the complete destruction of manhood in our society, having some people who still know how to act like men is a good thing.
 
2014-05-11 02:38:31 PM  
The hipsters, feminists, metrosexuals, and males who are pussies will alwsys have a problem with an organization teaching boys how to become upstanding MEN.

Learning how to become a confident, self-assured man that posesses skills that a lot of "men" nowadays do not is threatening to them as it challenges their own self image.
 
2014-05-11 02:39:52 PM  

Dogsbody: a long and silly way to go for a punch line


Lemme guess - you must be a short hair Dogsbody?
 
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