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(Telegraph)   Python alum worries about War on Grammar   ( divider line
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2001-12-18 01:42:48 PM  
Bloody Hell!
2001-12-18 01:44:03 PM  
<sighs> slow news day...
2001-12-18 01:45:37 PM  
We will know we've won when all the towel heads have been nuked!!!!
2001-12-18 01:46:12 PM  
Very nicely written article. Fb- should have something to say about this.
2001-12-18 01:48:42 PM  
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"We shall annihilate mockery."
2001-12-18 01:48:53 PM  
how do you post images?
2001-12-18 01:50:04 PM  
Good article. I hold contention with "The instigators of September 11 must have been popping the corks on their non-alcoholic champagne. They had successfully provoked America into attacking yet another poor country it didn't previously know much about, thereby creating revulsion throughout the Arab world and ensuring support for the Islamic fundamentalists" however. These people already have revulsion towards the United States. Sending them bread and roses will not change that. Maybe fear of the eradicating power of the United States will. That is why they are being targeted.
2001-12-18 01:50:11 PM  
It's poopie
2001-12-18 01:50:30 PM  
that was actually kind of humorous
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2001-12-18 01:50:33 PM  
2001-12-18 01:52:46 PM  
Well, I'll say it for Fb-:

"Friggin' terrorist hugger! Peacenik! Yeah, we should all just sit on our asses and let the terrorists win, shouldn't we! Americans died, I'm angry and you should be too! They should all die! I don't care if it doesn't solve anything, I want my revenge dammit! I want my ego restored! If we kill enough of them they'll stop hating us! "
2001-12-18 01:53:26 PM  
Ok let's get it over with:

"No one expects the English Inquisition."

Now somebody post the pic.

Actually we speak American anyway...

War on Mockery would be bad though.
Think what would become of FARK
2001-12-18 01:53:48 PM  
This article belongs at an English teachers' convention, not on Fark.
2001-12-18 01:53:54 PM  
Holy Crap! He's RIGHT! We shouldn't be doing anything other than throwing aroung witty bonne mots! That'll show 'em.
2001-12-18 01:55:21 PM  
I like Michael Palin better anyway.
2001-12-18 01:55:39 PM  
Terry Jones needs to stick to playing frumpy british women in drag.

The first half of the article was good, but the second was ridiculous. Check out the first article by's Will Saletan (Frame Game column) after September 11. Much better job talking about these issues.
2001-12-18 01:56:38 PM  
I think the whole definition of "War on Terrorism" has been discussed to death.
2001-12-18 01:57:08 PM  
Even in a farce.
2001-12-18 01:58:10 PM  
And now for something completely different... A man with 3 buttocks.
2001-12-18 01:59:12 PM  
Living in Appalachia, I could not care any less about this whole "War". It has effected my life how? Lowered gas prices? Okay, I say we go to war more often!
2001-12-18 01:59:27 PM  
nicely written article my ass...
A true critique of the situation doesn't come from a comedian in the form of a joke. That aside the article would be worthless if it did not extract the most literal meaning of every word. Its a joke, and should be taken as such. It has no merit as an authentic criticism.
2001-12-18 02:00:43 PM  
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Nobody expects the SPAaaanish Inquisition!
2001-12-18 02:01:04 PM  
I'm a lumberjack and I'm okay...
I work all night and I sleep all day

Someone take it
2001-12-18 02:02:09 PM  
"It's not much of a cheese shop, now is it?"
2001-12-18 02:02:27 PM  
Great article! Oh, and Josheq not only has an ass, he is one!!
2001-12-18 02:03:43 PM  
US gov't "wars on stuff" doesn't make the "stuff" go away, it just makes it more expensive.

war on drugs: drugs more expensive
war on terrorism: terrorist acts more expensive
war on poverty: poor people more expensive
war on mockry: a night of passion with drew carey more expensive
2001-12-18 02:04:05 PM  
Heh! I've had all I can stand and I can't stands no more! I'm taking over FARK myself! Fundomatic be damned! He can crush me... he may beat me into a small quivering mass of flashy jello, but FARK will not be stopped!!!

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To read articles, click the icon left of the entry. Rinse. Repeat. Wipe hands on pants.

Tue December 18, 2001:

Some Guy [image from too old to be available] Ummm... I'm not sure, but Nfliction sent me this link...

Some Guy [image from too old to be available] Finally, I'll be rid of that old bag that works in accounting... She has offended my honor. :p
2001-12-18 02:04:35 PM  
Dear lord Fark sux today. Does it have anything to do with the stupud Max Funds thing?
2001-12-18 02:04:45 PM  
This parrot is no more.
2001-12-18 02:05:19 PM  
This would have been a good artical 2 months ago, when his concerns would have been rational. By december 1st (the date on the byline), it had become obvious to the Islamic world that a: civilian Afghani casualties were amazingly low and b: that the people we were fighting weren't even Afghani, they are all foreign occupiers. Protests, even in places like Pakistan and Malaysia, are bringing in a couple dozen people, not the 10s of thousands that were feared, and while we certainly haven't whiped out all terrorists, we've killed and captured a significant componant of their leadership.
And in three months, the terrorist have managed to do precicely jack q squat to the United States. They're broken. They've realized that they *can* be hit, and that their leader is a coward who does nothing better than hide behind them whenever he can. They've realized that the western governments know who a helluva lot more of them are than they'd ever suspected, and they're following their leader - hiding in their holes hoping against hope that the terriors won't be released on them personally and that maybe they can get out of this mess they've gotten themselves into.
2001-12-18 02:05:22 PM  
"Your lupins or your life"!
2001-12-18 02:05:40 PM  
Well written article, very intersting. Assuming you're not American, of course.
2001-12-18 02:05:58 PM  
And I wouldn't except anymore from a character such as yourself.
2001-12-18 02:06:11 PM  
Yeah, these articles seems a little less entertaining today. :(
2001-12-18 02:06:54 PM  
that's exactly what i thought when i read that line, 43%.

josheq: humor has been used as commentary on serious issues for centuries. it's just as valid as any other form of criticism. that is to say, a legitimate point made humorously does not instantly become irrellevant.
2001-12-18 02:06:59 PM  
"Oh Pantomime Horse, I'm so BLEEDING happy!!"
2001-12-18 02:08:48 PM  
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2001-12-18 02:10:57 PM  
It can and has been done tastefully. I would argue the aims of this article are too far stretched from the actual issues at hand.
2001-12-18 02:11:09 PM  
I think George Carlin has a good set on how we Americans are war obsessed. War on Drugs, War on Terrorism, War on illiteracy. "There's farking rockets in bombs in the national anthem for Christ's sake."

All kidding aside. Isn't this war on an abstract idea against the doctrine Colen Powell laid out as a guideline to winning a war.
2001-12-18 02:11:10 PM  

It's just sleeping.
2001-12-18 02:12:40 PM  
On Wednesdays I go shopping, and have buttered scones with tea

I chop down trees, wear high heels, suspenders and a bra, I wish I were a girly, just like my dear papa.....

(ok, I am pretty sure I farked that one all up, so bring on the critisism......)
2001-12-18 02:13:38 PM  
1/12? How did they know a year ago this would all happen? :)
That whole crazy 'rest of the world' really needs to fix that whole day before month date thing.
2001-12-18 02:14:15 PM  
"I just want to say that this theory, which is mine, is mine. Dinosaurs were slender on one end, got bigger in the middle and slender again towards the other end".
2001-12-18 02:15:13 PM  
last post
2001-12-18 02:16:55 PM  
Decent article, but the alien coming on-screen & destroying the entire text was far more entertaining
2001-12-18 02:16:55 PM  
"And now...the larch
2001-12-18 02:18:15 PM  
Jebus Christ!

Some 70 yr old man gets his dick cut off while facking his vaccum cleaner and its not even posted here today? We see this shiat instead??!?!

Fark is dead to me man, dead.
2001-12-18 02:18:19 PM  

last post
2001-12-18 02:18:34 PM  
"Next question is for Che Guevera...who won the FA Cup in 1956?"
2001-12-18 02:18:42 PM  
He makes some valid points, and I'm sure most of the linguistic stuff was done half-jokingly, but his rant at the end about the effects of US military actions in Afghanistan are waaay off.

Too bad, I used to be really into Monty Python and he was always my favorite.
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