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(NPR)   Niger pleas for aid after two car bombs kill 100, injure dozens more   (npr.org ) divider line
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2014-05-20 09:15:16 PM  
Niger, pleas[e]?
 
2014-05-20 09:29:22 PM  
Okay, I'm giving this a plus one since subby worked so hard to get that joke in there.
 
2014-05-20 09:47:38 PM  
#Stopbombing.

It's ok folks. I'm on it
 
2014-05-20 09:53:42 PM  
+1 subby. Very nice.
 
2014-05-20 11:43:54 PM  

Aarontology: #Stopbombing


I don't think that's specific enough to make a difference. What we need is #stopcarbombing to really focus people.
 
2014-05-21 12:01:48 AM  
Nigeria is not Niger.

2 separate countries.

subby fail.
 
2014-05-21 12:28:39 AM  
Such a stupid headline, and I still chuckled.

I am ashamed.
 
2014-05-21 12:29:40 AM  

calbert: Nigeria is not Niger.

2 separate countries.

subby fail.


Came here to say this.
 
2014-05-21 12:49:39 AM  
"Nigeria", please.
 
2014-05-21 12:51:14 AM  
So was it the religion of peace again?
 
2014-05-21 12:51:36 AM  

OH LAWD

 
2014-05-21 12:51:44 AM  

calbert: Nigeria is not Niger.

2 separate countries.

subby fail.


it's all the same, really
 
2014-05-21 12:53:01 AM  

Smokey the Bare: calbert: Nigeria is not Niger.

2 separate countries.

subby fail.

Came here to say this.


Yup.
 
2014-05-21 12:53:13 AM  
Man, that guy has got guts!


Wait..what?

/subby you magnificent bastard
 
2014-05-21 12:59:00 AM  
I dunno, I think the only thing to really do to stop all these crazy people is nuke the entire area. Pretty obvious certain regions/countries will never make it to the modern era. Why do we try?
 
2014-05-21 01:01:42 AM  
Is there any way we could maybe get a map of Niger in this thread, so we can see where it is?
 
2014-05-21 01:02:30 AM  

Yes this is dog: Smokey the Bare: calbert: Nigeria is not Niger.

2 separate countries.

subby fail.

Came here to say this.

Yup.


They all look the same anyway...


/dats wacist
 
2014-05-21 01:06:10 AM  

ecmoRandomNumbers: Such a stupid headline, and I still chuckled.

I am ashamed.


that's racist
 
2014-05-21 01:07:39 AM  
Put another car bomb in
In the muslim motherland
All i want to see today newsy bodies oozing
 
2014-05-21 01:12:06 AM  
Well, I think this should be considered for headline of the year.
 
2014-05-21 01:19:25 AM  
This would  be great headline material if the content of the story was less terrorism and more kidnapping little black school girls.
 
2014-05-21 01:21:23 AM  

Pocket Ninja: Aarontology: #Stopbombing

I don't think that's specific enough to make a difference. What we need is #stopcarbombing to really focus people.


I wouldn't mind if we bombed every Focus ever built.
 
2014-05-21 01:23:32 AM  

Shostie: Okay, I'm giving this a plus one since subby worked so hard to get that joke in there.


You know the part in the article where Niger pleas for aid?  Yeah, that part doesn't seem to exist.  Clearly HOTY material lol
 
2014-05-21 01:31:11 AM  

Shostie: Okay, I'm giving this a plus one since subby worked so hard to get that joke in there.


OK, can someone please explain the joke ? All I get is another miserable geography fail.
 
2014-05-21 01:35:16 AM  

capt.hollister: Shostie: Okay, I'm giving this a plus one since subby worked so hard to get that joke in there.

OK, can someone please explain the joke ? All I get is another miserable geography fail.


Niger pleas = Ni**a Please.

/hilarity of joke nullified by article not being about Niger.
 
2014-05-21 01:45:31 AM  

sjcousins: capt.hollister: Shostie: Okay, I'm giving this a plus one since subby worked so hard to get that joke in there.

OK, can someone please explain the joke ? All I get is another miserable geography fail.

Niger pleas = Ni**a Please.

/hilarity of joke nullified by article not being about Niger.


And, in case the capt. needs a visual aid:

beerismycopilot.com

/somebody had to do it
 
2014-05-21 01:48:36 AM  
Thunderpipes:  I dunno, I think the only thing to really do to stop all these crazy people is nuke the entire area. Pretty obvious certain regions/countries will never make it to the modern era. Why do we try?


Well, letsee, largest economy in Africa by GDP. Regarded as N-11 by the investment banks (after BRIC).  Extensive minerals and oil resources. 6 - 8% GDP growth rates since 2006.

But I reckon you know better what regions and countries will do more poorly or better by your extensive international investment holdings and having better analysis than the boys at Goldman Sachs.
 
2014-05-21 01:52:22 AM  

sjcousins: Niger pleas = Ni**a Please.


Those star looking thingies are confusing. I mean I know what you're saying about Nia, but what are the stars for?
 
2014-05-21 01:54:09 AM  

calbert: Nigeria is not Niger.

2 separate countries.

subby fail.


I feel like i've seen this joke/mistake made in a recent headline. I'm sure it comes up all the time, though.
 
2014-05-21 01:57:31 AM  

Pocket Ninja: Aarontology: #Stopbombing

I don't think that's specific enough to make a difference. What we need is #stopcarbombing to really focus people.


Still not enough, I say we go with #stopcarbombingournigersplease

/Yes,  I know it's Nigeria
 
2014-05-21 01:58:20 AM  

ginandbacon: Niger, pleas[e]?


I love when the joke is explained in the Boobies.
 
2014-05-21 01:59:03 AM  
fireden.net
 
2014-05-21 01:59:15 AM  

jaylectricity: sjcousins: Niger pleas = Ni**a Please.

Those star looking thingies are confusing. I mean I know what you're saying about Nia, but what are the stars for?


N**a's nipples.
 
2014-05-21 02:00:04 AM  

mikaloyd: So was it the religion of peace again?


Christianity?  Nope, not this time.  They like to target abortion clinics, federal buildings, the gays, that kind of thing.
 
2014-05-21 02:00:37 AM  

thursdaypostal: calbert: Nigeria is not Niger.

2 separate countries.

subby fail.

I feel like i've seen this joke/mistake made in a recent headline. I'm sure it comes up all the time, though.


you did.

last week:

Obama finally going to help a Niger out

it didn't work then, and it doesn't work now.

and yes, I get the joke... but to just shoehorn it into a situation where it doesn't apply is pretty weak.

but it brings out all of the closet racists who will upvote it.
 
2014-05-21 02:01:23 AM  
eat da poo poo
 
2014-05-21 02:03:44 AM  

Begoggle: mikaloyd: So was it the religion of peace again?

Christianity?  Nope, not this time.  They like to target abortion clinics, federal buildings, the gays, that kind of thing.


So, basically, if you work in a gay federal abortion clinic, you're farked.
 
2014-05-21 02:05:44 AM  
Cute, but "plea" is a noun. The verb is "plead".

/also, two car bombs = 118 dead? When the hell did they become so efficient?
 
2014-05-21 02:08:44 AM  
Have a farking read of the NPR comments, willya!

"B-b-but Christians are violent too!"
 
2014-05-21 02:09:47 AM  
I'm all for poor taste and racism, but it annoys me when Stretch Armstrong's headlines get greened.
 
2014-05-21 02:10:44 AM  

Big Ramifications: Have a farking read of the NPR comments, willya!

"B-b-but Christians are violent too!"


Don't worry. I found that guy and punched him for Jesus.
 
2014-05-21 02:15:07 AM  

ArcadianRefugee: Cute, but "plea" is a noun. The verb is "plead".

/also, two car bombs = 118 dead? When the hell did they become so efficient?


Clown cars. Duh.
 
2014-05-21 02:20:44 AM  
Damn you for making me laugh at this story, Subby.
 
2014-05-21 02:24:04 AM  
It hurts to laugh so. Could I have a one way ticket please
 
2014-05-21 02:39:00 AM  
Here, have my bike.

/Be here all week.
 
2014-05-21 02:42:07 AM  
Nice subby!
 
2014-05-21 02:42:53 AM  

Big Ramifications: Have a farking read of the NPR comments, willya!

"B-b-but Christians are violent too!"


It took us centuries to beat the bloodthirstyness out of Christianity. It may well take at least that long to beat the more violent Islamists into, ahem, submission.

/if you don't get that last bit, look up what the word "islam" means
//moderate Islamists aren't so bad
///even they sometimes need to learn that other people are allowed to blaspheme
 
2014-05-21 02:56:03 AM  

Mithiwithi: Big Ramifications: Have a farking read of the NPR comments, willya!

"B-b-but Christians are violent too!"

It took us centuries to beat the bloodthirstyness out of Christianity. It may well take at least that long to beat the more violent Islamists into, ahem, submission.


Zackly. There were events only 50 years ago that Whitey / Christianity would be ashamed of if they happened today. Cultures change and zeitgeists happen quickly.

IMHO, if you need to go back more than one generation to be all: "See! See! Whitey is just as bad!!" then YOU HAVE LOST THE ARGUMENT.

B-b-but the Crusades!
 
2014-05-21 03:02:53 AM  

calbert: thursdaypostal: calbert: Nigeria is not Niger.

2 separate countries.

subby fail.

I feel like i've seen this joke/mistake made in a recent headline. I'm sure it comes up all the time, though.

you did.

last week:

Obama finally going to help a Niger out

it didn't work then, and it doesn't work now.

and yes, I get the joke... but to just shoehorn it into a situation where it doesn't apply is pretty weak.

but it brings out all of the closet racists who will upvote it.


Negro please... this isn't Reddit.
 
2014-05-21 03:25:03 AM  

Big Ramifications: Mithiwithi: Big Ramifications: Have a farking read of the NPR comments, willya!

"B-b-but Christians are violent too!"

It took us centuries to beat the bloodthirstyness out of Christianity. It may well take at least that long to beat the more violent Islamists into, ahem, submission.

Zackly. There were events only 50 years ago that Whitey / Christianity would be ashamed of if they happened today. Cultures change and zeitgeists happen quickly.

IMHO, if you need to go back more than one generation to be all: "See! See! Whitey is just as bad!!" then YOU HAVE LOST THE ARGUMENT.

B-b-but the Crusades!


Whenever anyone brings up the Crusades as some kind of damning proof of some inherent Christian/European warmongering hostility toward Islam, I like to bring up the eighth century invasion of Europe by the Muslims. The Muslims held parts of the Iberian peninsula (Spain and Portugal) from 711 to ... (drum roll, please) ... 1492. They also tried an invasion into Gaulish/Frankish territory, only to be repulsed by Charles "The Hammer" Martel, grandfather of Charlemagne.

The point being, Muslims invaded Europe 385 years before the First Crusade in 1096. And Muslims were still occupying captured territory in Europe 238 years after the collapse of the Seventh Crusade in 1254.

I usually get blank looks. I tell them to Wiki Charles Martel and go from there.
 
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