Duke sucks, a new iPhone app for Fark, and some of Fark's favorite Headlines of the Week for 3/21 - 3/27
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Folks have been asking me forever about a Fark iPhone app. A few months back we realized we weren't likely to have time to work on one in-house, so we opened development up to third party folks. A couple friends of mine cranked one out called Fark Not News that I really like, mainly because there's a Fark Locator component on there that makes it easier to see where other Farkers are and where Fark parties are (all opt-in features, by the way). So if you get a chance check it out, you can see that I'm currently in Charleston, South Carolina right now.
There are a few other Farkers working on Android apps, and no doubt others that are working on iPhone apps. If you're interested in doing anything like that as well, drop me an email and I'll give you the details. Our API is kinda primitive at the moment, but it's workable.
In the news this week, the arrest of members of the Hutaree group mean that some of the earlier investigative pieces done over the last 30 years get to be dusted off and updated for 2010. They're suddenly relevant again, so you'll be hearing a lot more about them for a few weeks. The investigative pieces are usually well-researched, but it'll jump the shark the moment your local news network starts the paranoid inquiries on how to spot militia members that MAY BE LIVING NEXT TO YOU.
Hats off to West Virginia for playing well and defeating the Kentucky Wildcats. It hurt, but not as much as seeing Duke advance (yes, I know I rooted for them, but only long enough for Kentucky to knock them out of the tournament). Hopefully West Virginia will step it up against Duke, who really, really, really sucks. Just not enough to be defeated. Yet.
Headlines Of The Week for Sun 2010-03-21 to Sat 2010-03-27:
Two religious figures missing from their graves. Is it Easter already?
Skeptic extraordinaire and scientific investigator "The Amazing Randi" comes out of the closet. I'll be in debunk
German diocese probes sex abuse allegations, choir boys
"A shirtless man thrashing a large sword and armed with throwing knives gave himself up outside a lumber-supply store." This headline oozes testosterone
Old Bridge old bridge repair repairs fragment fragments, state State Police police speaker, speaking
Sixteen railway cars and whaddaya get / A runaway train and deeper in debt / St. Peter don't ya call me 'cuz no one's on board / They crashed into an Oslo fjord
Sydney residents warned to be on the lookout for the woman who has been indecently assaulting men before robbing them. Subby was a victim of this on Tuesday and Wednesday, but couldn't find her when he went back yesterday
Playboy models =36-25-36. Al qaeda models = C4-25-36
I'm not sure what the warning signs of a problem drinker are, but "tried to revive a dead possum" has got to be one of them
Psychologist invents butt bra. Hmmm. Nouveau cheek?
Grocery store customer gives kidney to cashier. Why don't people use a debit card like everyone else
Michelle Wie signs endorsement deal with McDonalds, meals will now be really good at the beginning then make you choke at the end
Those observing him practice in advance of The Masters agree that Tiger Woods' driving is better than ever. About four months too late, I'd say
Tiger Woods pairs up with Couples. Kinky
Smoking and dyeing your hair are linked to liver disease. So it's a case of liver dye
Bullies pick on unpopular kids, according to study by nerdy, friendless, pimpled, weird scientist with a squeaky voice and four eyes
Scientists find first ever southern tyrannosaur. Say it's distinguished by its love of NASCAR, tendency to monophthongize diphthongs
Columbo to sue construction company. Behold the power of Falk
Susan Boyle eyes new house, presumably of the international pancake variety
Bono is the worst investor in America. What would you expect from a guy who can't count to four in Spanish?
Joe Biden uses the f-word during the signing of the healthcare reform bill, which by law automatically revokes the bill and means Sarah Palin is now president
The small print: tampons fall under taxable items with ObamaCare. Republicans warned you there'd be strings attached
A coffin on your lawn isn't a "threat", it's a "prayer vigil". You know, a prayer vigil where we all get together and pray that you die
Interview with GWAR frontman, who discusses upcoming crack-a-thon concert to raise money to pay off existing crack debts and, ideally, begin new ones
KC and the Sunshine band co-founder arrested by Milwaukee police, because the way (uh-huh uh-huh) he liked it (uh-huh uh-huh), was with underaged boys
Foo Fighters' Dave Grohl was hospitalized for drinking too much...........coffee. ROCK AND ROLL
Baby slings to be pulled from the market after consumers complain that the slings aren't even elastic enough to shoot the babies over the roof
China says Google is not God. Oh yeah? If I ask Google to find me porn, it does. Has your God ever found you porn, China?
SEC regulators criticized for watching porn on their computers while the economy was tanking. Regulators deny guilt, claim that watching people get mercilessly screwed is their job description
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