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(Huffington Post)   The story of pie was a lie   (huffingtonpost.com ) divider line
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2014-08-10 05:39:38 PM  
Pretty sure everyone collectively decided it was bullshiat almost instantly.
 
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2014-08-10 06:11:48 PM  

fusillade762: Pretty sure everyone collectively decided it was bullshiat almost instantly.

 
2014-08-10 07:21:59 PM  

fusillade762: Pretty sure everyone collectively decided it was bullshiat almost instantly.


i.imgur.com
Sure could go for some Taco Bell right now.
 
2014-08-10 07:56:36 PM  
fc03.deviantart.net
 
2014-08-10 07:59:44 PM  
imgc.allpostersimages.com
 
2014-08-10 08:13:47 PM  
Save Ferris?
 
2014-08-10 08:13:49 PM  
www.oocities.org
 
2014-08-10 08:16:33 PM  
Fark links to and comments on an article on HuffPo about a non-story from Reddit.

Humanity is going to die of navel-gazing.
 
2014-08-10 08:16:39 PM  

RedPhoenix122: [imgc.allpostersimages.com image 325x488]


Came for this
 
2014-08-10 08:18:33 PM  
This is why I only lie when I'm on the Internet. If you try to do the right thing and tell the truth, hordes of people will harass you for pictures of your large penis, accuse you of lying about how massive your penis is, demand proof of the size of your enormous penis, send you death threats unless you prove the size of your gargantuan penis, and generally make your online life a miserable fudging time to the point where you have to abandon or delete accounts and assume whole new identities (sometimes that's not even enough) and pretend like you don't have an extremely girthy penis.
 
2014-08-10 08:18:34 PM  

fusillade762: Pretty sure everyone collectively decided it was bullshiat almost instantly.


Even if it was true, does anyone care?
 
2014-08-10 08:28:43 PM  

lordargent: fusillade762: Pretty sure everyone collectively decided it was bullshiat almost instantly.

Even if it was true, does anyone care?


Well, it does mean that fewer people will be posting it to facebook with comments such as "I wish I was this guy!"
 
2014-08-10 08:31:25 PM  
i430.photobucket.com
 
2014-08-10 08:36:30 PM  
Is the story true?
Yes. I want to believe 55.64%
No, it is a pie-le of lies 44.36%

Consensus is that it's true. It's science!
 
2014-08-10 08:40:58 PM  

LincolnLogolas: lordargent: fusillade762: Pretty sure everyone collectively decided it was bullshiat almost instantly.

Even if it was true, does anyone care?

Well, it does mean that fewer people will be posting it to facebook with comments such as "I wish I was this guy!"


I don't even think Reddit believed it to be true...
 
2014-08-10 08:44:59 PM  
I vote "I don't care if it's true, but I like pie."He's a write-in candidate.
 
2014-08-10 08:45:07 PM  
yeah, cuz we all know how well the media checks their sources before smearing crap everywhere...
For those not in the know, just ask Negativland, who totally trolled the media in the early 80's by putting in a press release that their album was responsible for a (real) shooting, unleashing a media frenzy culminating in Rollling Stone (who beforehand didn't give to shiats about the band) begging for an interview. They then proceeded to sample the media response to their press release and turn it into a masterpiece entitled "Helter Stupid."

 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VTaCdpaKPsk
 
2014-08-10 08:50:07 PM  

brimed03: Fark links to and comments on an article on HuffPo about a non-story from Reddit.

Humanity is going to die of navel-gazing.


... Said the commenter on the Fark thread.

I keed. I keed. I'm with you.
 
2014-08-10 08:54:01 PM  
I'm sorry Richard Parker?
 
2014-08-10 08:55:15 PM  
meh...

My story is about a guy that walks in the Burger King and acts like a total douche to the cashier and everyone around.

He's ranting on about wanting a burger, just a small burger with mustard , lots of mustard on it.

So the burger is prepared:

Both sides of the bun are filled like jelly donuts but with mustard, so much mustard that you can see the mustard at the edge of busting out of the bun.

Then more mustard on each side of the patty.  Once enclosed in the paper the burger must have weighted a pound if not more.

He grabs it, sits down and starts eating it.

We watch as the mustard is dripping down the burger with each bite.

The worse part, he returns and asks for another burger, very humbly: "no mustard this time, please".

Yes, hard to believe, but yet it happened.
 
2014-08-10 08:59:14 PM  

zulius: LincolnLogolas: lordargent: fusillade762: Pretty sure everyone collectively decided it was bullshiat almost instantly.

Even if it was true, does anyone care?

Well, it does mean that fewer people will be posting it to facebook with comments such as "I wish I was this guy!"

I don't even think Reddit believed it to be true...


No, but facebookers do. I keep seeing it show up in my newsfeed.
 
2014-08-10 09:01:05 PM  
Many years ago (how many will become apparent during the course of this story) I was on the trolley in Boston, the B train on the Green Line which runs above ground in Allston-Brighton. There was an obnoxious kid singing "Beat It" at the top of his lungs for most of the trip. His mother did nothing. One stop before mine a guy on crutches got on. The kid stopped singing and started at him for a while, then asked "Are you a cripple?" Just then the doors opened for my stop and as I got off I told him, "Michael Jackson bit him on the leg."
 
2014-08-10 09:08:02 PM  
Who cares if it's not true?  Everybody got to feel good about themselves
 
2014-08-10 09:09:22 PM  

fusillade762: Pretty sure everyone collectively decided it was bullshiat almost instantly.


But its nice to dream.
 
2014-08-10 09:22:54 PM  
Am I the only one who thinks this was a shiatty thing to do to a mother and child who were hungry and already having a bad day?

Maybe the kid was a diabetic and having low blood sugar.

Maybe if he got some food he could calm down, now the jerk made him scream even more.

What kind of shiatheel feels good about themselves for taking candy from a baby?
 
2014-08-10 09:35:41 PM  

WeenerGord: Am I the only one who thinks this was a shiatty thing to do to a mother and child who were hungry and already having a bad day?

Maybe the kid was a diabetic and having low blood sugar.

Maybe if he got some food he could calm down, now the jerk made him scream even more.

What kind of shiatheel feels good about themselves for taking candy from a baby?


I'm sure the fictional mother and kid feel terrible.
 
2014-08-10 09:36:16 PM  

lordargent: fusillade762: Pretty sure everyone collectively decided it was bullshiat almost instantly.

Even if it was true, does anyone care?


Yes, people love to believe in things. That's why people are stupid by default,
 
2014-08-10 09:37:37 PM  

brimed03: Fark links to and comments on an article on HuffPo about a non-story from Reddit.

Humanity is going to die of navel-gazing.


I know, right? How so very meta.
 
2014-08-10 09:37:48 PM  

lordargent: fusillade762: Pretty sure everyone collectively decided it was bullshiat almost instantly.

Even if it was true, does anyone care?


And this again.
 
2014-08-10 09:41:56 PM  

child_god: brimed03: Fark links to and comments on an article on HuffPo about a non-story from Reddit.

Humanity is going to die of navel-gazing.

I know, right? How so very meta.


Gawker was also involved. I think it works like this: OC is so scarce that it any time it surfaces - even if it's a completely made-up story about fast food pies - it gets bandied about like somebody struck a fresh vein of gold. So you're going to see it on every website. Eventually it'll find its way back to Reddit in the form of a Tumblr JPG with an "inspirational" background and watermarks from eight other sites. And way too much JPEG compression.
 
2014-08-10 09:48:46 PM  
I thought it was the cake that was a lie?
 
2014-08-10 09:54:26 PM  
Good. Now can we please admit that the whole "restaurant found surveillance footage from 10 years ago and found that people today spend too much time on their phones" post was also a fabrication?
 
2014-08-10 09:56:46 PM  

fusillade762: Pretty sure everyone collectively decided it was bullshiat almost instantly.


55 percent of Huffpo readers say they STILL believe it. Crap, there HAS to be a way to monetize that gullibility.
 
2014-08-10 10:04:32 PM  

WeenerGord: Am I the only one who thinks this was a shiatty thing to do to a mother and child who were hungry and already having a bad day?

Maybe the kid was a diabetic and having low blood sugar.

Maybe if he got some food he could calm down, now the jerk made him scream even more.

What kind of shiatheel feels good about themselves for taking candy from a baby?


I assume you are being rhetorical, since it was fake and all, but I will play along.

Maybe if she had left him in his cage with his food dish while she did her shopping, she could have avoided the confrontation in the first place.
 
2014-08-10 10:13:15 PM  
Yeah, I bet this story has it's origins in some Readers Digest sidebar, and even then it wasn't new. I'd swear the practice of buying all of something just to spite your foe has been in Wodehouse, but it's rather primitive. Took all the berries when you knew Ogg was going to be at this shrub later.
 
2014-08-10 10:15:00 PM  

LazyMedia: fusillade762: Pretty sure everyone collectively decided it was bullshiat almost instantly.

55 percent of Huffpo readers say they STILL believe it. Crap, there HAS to be a way to monetize that gullibility.


"Click here for that one weird trick THEY don't want you to know about that enables you to get pie from Burger King even when they say they're out!"
 
2014-08-10 10:18:48 PM  

lordargent: fusillade762: Pretty sure everyone collectively decided it was bullshiat almost instantly.

Even if it was true, does anyone care?


I do.

It got me my first green.
 
2014-08-10 10:19:27 PM  
i281.photobucket.com

Also a lie.
 
2014-08-10 10:20:24 PM  
I wasted a click on that crummy HuffPo article, and it was useless.  Actually, the Fark comments on the original story provided more convincing proof that it was a lie than that stupid HuffingtonPuffington Post.

MORAL OF THE STORY:  If you want to know the truth, go Fark yourself.
 
2014-08-10 10:21:29 PM  
Somebody lied on Reddit?  I'm shocked, shocked I say.
 
2014-08-10 10:22:24 PM  

LincolnLogolas: zulius: LincolnLogolas: lordargent: fusillade762: Pretty sure everyone collectively decided it was bullshiat almost instantly.

Even if it was true, does anyone care?

Well, it does mean that fewer people will be posting it to facebook with comments such as "I wish I was this guy!"

I don't even think Reddit believed it to be true...

No, but facebookers do. I keep seeing it show up in my newsfeed.


In at least one case this story has prompted someone to share a similar story of dickish behavior.

i57.tinypic.com

Thanks for outing yourself as a spiteful jerk!
 
2014-08-10 10:24:20 PM  
Years ago, in high school, they sold some pretty good chocolate chip cookies.
One day, I decided to be an ass solicited contributions.
I bought every cookie they had, slowing the lunch line to a stoppage.
I pissed off hundreds, but I had cookies.

/handed them out gladfully the rest of the day
 
2014-08-10 10:27:24 PM  

imfallen_angel: meh...

My story is about a guy that walks in the Burger King and acts like a total douche to the cashier and everyone around.

He's ranting on about wanting a burger, just a small burger with mustard , lots of mustard on it.

So the burger is prepared:

Both sides of the bun are filled like jelly donuts but with mustard, so much mustard that you can see the mustard at the edge of busting out of the bun.

Then more mustard on each side of the patty.  Once enclosed in the paper the burger must have weighted a pound if not more.

He grabs it, sits down and starts eating it.

We watch as the mustard is dripping down the burger with each bite.

The worse part, he returns and asks for another burger, very humbly: "no mustard this time, please".

Yes, hard to believe, but yet it happened.


I don't even go to Burger King anymore. The one near me is usually out of something common, like medium-size cups, or chicken strips. If I tried to order a burger with extra mustard, they'd probably just tell me they are out of mustard, or burgers. I'd believe them, too. Oh, and they suck at cleaning the restaurant, too. I was the first one in the door, one morning, and there was trash on the floor and on the tables.
 
2014-08-10 10:28:56 PM  
First time I heard the story I immediately categorized it as standard shiat_That_Didn't_Happen.txt.

You know, the kind of things that used to be in chain emails, but are now facebook reposts. Or like, every story on NotAlwaysRight.com.
 
2014-08-10 10:32:27 PM  

wildcardjack: you knew Ogg was going to be at this shrub later.


Is that code?
 
2014-08-10 10:33:18 PM  

brimed03: Fark links to and comments on an article on HuffPo about a non-story from Reddit.

Humanity is going to die of navel-gazing.


this
 
2014-08-10 10:43:06 PM  
I thought Farkettes liked PIE. Penis In Email.
 
2014-08-10 10:44:14 PM  

Optimal_Illusion: wildcardjack: you knew Ogg was going to be at this shrub later.

Is that code?


No, it's Vorbis.
 
2014-08-10 10:48:42 PM  

Tobin_Lam: I don't even go to Burger King anymore. The one near me is usually out of something common, like medium-size cups, or chicken strips. If I tried to order a burger with extra mustard, they'd probably just tell me they are out of mustard, or burgers. I'd believe them, too. Oh, and they suck at cleaning the restaurant, too. I was the first one in the door, one morning, and there was trash on the floor and on the tables.


Well, this was close to 30 years ago... the gang I worked with had pride, we were the best BK in the region, but not the favourite of the regional manager because we made the others look bad, including his franchise one. At just about anytime of the day, one could have eaten off the floors (depending of how busy it was of course).  We'd race to fill the orders so fast that the person still hadn't paid yet and the order was already on his tray (and freshly made too, out of the broiler. The best of us could prepare any sandwich in about 5-10 seconds.

We followed the rules that made sense, but those were few in between.  Things started changing after the manager dropped his key in the regional manager's face one day during a meeting, he simply had enough of the crap from the guy.

Then all the assistants scrambled to suck this guy off so to get the manager's job, and things just became stupid... all the best people left, me being the third one or so, after me, over a dozen left within weeks as I was one of the "good" ones that was holding things together, but after being lied to, seeing friends that got "promoted" to team leaders become asses, doing all the training, the maintenance, the manager's job (inventories, paperwork, etc.) and it was a given that I was being used so I left.

A year later I walked in, saw that only 3-4 of the old gang was left and the place was a disaster.  Orders took forever, the place was dirty, and as I walked to the side of the counter to say hello, one of the old managers was still there (he was an ass but still an OK guy).  He was seriously disgusted to learn that I managed to get a better job, and paid more than him (and have a bunch of benefits).  I was still a "kid" compared to him at the time.

A few years later the place was closed down... pathetic when you consider that it was the BK that was making the most money in the whole region at the time, and they ran it under.
 
2014-08-10 10:53:23 PM  
38.media.tumblr.com
 
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