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Naskar's funeral, Drew catches something icky from the internet, and some of Fark's favorite Headlines of the Week 8/1 - 8/7 
Posted by Drew at 2010-08-10 2:32:19 PM (58 comments) | Permalink
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So a few random notes today, we'll start with the serious one.

Nasser's memorial was on Sunday, about 40-50 Farkers showed up and helped a long way to brighten up the "celebration" part of the celebration of Nasser's life. The family was thankful for all the notes that everyone sent them; it helped them immensely to know that he had such an impact on so many people. Through emails, posts on Fark, and Facebook they've learned a lot about a side of Nasser they didn't know, as did we when he was described by relatives as "quiet and polite" and as a guy who loved to take his young cousins out for a day of fun. Just goes to show you how much more complicated we all are in the rest of our non-Internet lives. If I had to pin down exactly what it is that his parents were thanking us for, I think it's probably similar to having read everything ever written by a favorite author, and then someone tells you they wrote a whole other series of books under a pseudonym that you hadn't heard of before.

Nasser's parents were awesome, and I think I speak for all of us when I say that Nasser's mom was probably the opposite of what I expected in every possible way. I never could tell much about Nasser's ethnic background (because I generally don't pay attention to such things), but I will say that I had absolutely no idea Nasser was half Jersey. It sounds like Nasser's aunt is gonna try to make the next Fark party, and I really hope she comes. And when I told Nasser's brother Cameron he should pop by Fark sometime and hang out, he said "I think I have to at this point." So keep an eye out for him.

Nasser's folks also announced at the remembrance that they plan to find out what exactly it was that lead to Nasser's passing (because no one's quite sure at the moment). And when they do they'll let us know. They very much want to find out so that they can prevent this from happening to someone in the future.

Switching gears, the other day I got a trojan. Not sure from where exactly, but it was so good Kaspersky didn't catch it initially. It was kind of amusing too, because all it did was try to load up web pages late at night when I wasn't around. Some of the outbound links looked like they were trying to make me like stuff on Facebook. Interestingly, there were a couple of sites that I actually recognized, one of which was Crackle.com (a subsidiary of Sony).

Here's what a sample FB-like url for crackle looked like: http://www.facebook.com/plugins/like.php?href=http://www.crackle.com/c/Urban
_Wolf/Episode_1_Laying_Plans/2481388&ml=o%3d12%26fpl%3d522622%26fx%3d&layout
=standard&show_faces=false&width=250&action=like&font=arial&colorscheme=dark
&height=35

So to sum up, here's what I know to be true:

1) Hackers don't drive traffic to websites for free, you have to pay them
2) ????
3) A trojan on my machine sent my browser to crackle (via Facebook like). And, I assume, profit

Speaking of the words "infected" and "whore", Tucker Max's movie I Hope They Serve Beer In Hell has started airing on Showtime. I've got my first movie speaking part cameo in there, and while it may not be everyone's cup of tea, there's a 30-minute long poop joke at the end of the movie. So there's that to look forward to. As most of you probably know, Tucker and I went to high school together, and pretty much everything everyone says at Tucker is true, except he's not misogynistic so much as he hates stupid people. Someday when I have more time I'll tell you the story of how he saved a girl's life.

Headlines Of The Week for Sun 2010-08-01 to Sat 2010-08-07:

img1.fark.net  Platte River tuber rescued, hospitalized. No word on vegetative status, but doctors said there were a lot of eyes on him    img.fark.net

img1.fark.net  Three naked German women found in woods. Rescuers reportedly had trouble finding anything in the thick bush    img.fark.net

img1.fark.net  Man who shot himself in the legs causes standoff    img.fark.net

img1.fark.net  Happy Birthday Barack Obama. At least we think it's your birthday. If only we had some sort of proof of your birth. Perhaps a certificate or something    img.fark.net

img1.fark.net  CEO of iRobot is getting married, will circle the bride 20 times before finding her at the altar, later will try but fail to pick her up to carry her over the threshold    img.fark.net

img1.fark.net  "You don't come to New York State and pass out blotters of LSD at Grateful Dead concerts," says Judge Winged Eyeball as rainbows flowed from her pounding gavel while Rocket Bailiff blasted off to the moon of laughing clowns    img.fark.net

img1.fark.net  Convicted cross-dressers to be given 30 lashes each. Unclear if mascara will also be provided    img.fark.net

img1.fark.net  Young artist is so Monet and he doesn't even know it    img.fark.net

img1.fark.net  Over 150 people stuck on fair ride. MORE LIKE AN UNFAIR RIDE, AMIRITE?    img.fark.net

img1.fark.net  Transgender dog saved by surgery, repeal of Prop 8    img.fark.net

img1.fark.net  Cops hunt bus "Terminator." Why bother? He'll be back    img.fark.net


Sports:

img1.fark.net  Time asks: NOw why iS ThE pitching Really sO freakIng Darn better thiS year?    img.fark.net

img1.fark.net  LeBron James takes out a full page newspaper ad to thank his fans in Akron. Heat jersey sales in Akron still holding at a steady 0%    img.fark.net

img1.fark.net  Favre sees shadow, announces six more weeks of retirement    img.fark.net


Geek:

img1.fark.net  King Tutankhamun's chariot arrives in New York, is promptly assessed eight parking tickets and a $200 vehicle registration fee and an emissions surcharge, and Tut's been retroactively fined for using papyrus while driving    img.fark.net

img1.fark.net  Conserving sperm may save the snot otter. This is not a euphemism    img.fark.net

img1.fark.net  Women aren't broadly represented in scientific studies    img.fark.net


Showbiz:

img1.fark.net  Robert Pattinson calls Courtney Love a dick for insulting him. The plot thinnens    img.fark.net

img1.fark.net  Lindsay Lohan released from jail. Our long national nightmare resumes    img.fark.net

img1.fark.net  Laurence Fishburne spends $1 million in effort to buy all copies of daughter's porn DVD. In reciprocal move, daughter attempts to purchase all copies of Fishburne portraying Cowboy Curtis in "Pee Wee's Playhouse"    img.fark.net


Politics:

img1.fark.net  AP: Sleestak faults Dems' failure to change politics. The Democratic Party promised change, but "sthhhhhsssss ssssthhhhssssss thhssssssssss" Sleestak said    img.fark.net

img1.fark.net  Prop 8 69ed    img.fark.net

img1.fark.net  Kagan will help decide if she can marry    img.fark.net


Music:

img1.fark.net  "Michael Jackson conquers death with new album". In other words, you're going to want to aim slightly behind the zombies    img.fark.net

img1.fark.net  The revolution Is not being televised, no torrent available    img.fark.net

img1.fark.net  Dr. Dre reveals his next album will be all instrumental and inspired by the planets. Look for Biatches are from Neptune and Pimps are from Uranus sometime next year    img.fark.net


Business:

img1.fark.net  Li Lu in line to replace Warren Buffett, get multipass    img.fark.net

img1.fark.net  Toyota's quarterly profits suddenly accelerate to $2.2 billion    img.fark.net

img1.fark.net  HP CEO resigns after trying to connect his peripheral to various unparallel ports    img.fark.net
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2010-08-10 02:36:03 PM  
Wish I could have made it to Nas' funeral, but I'm hoping that somebody is setting up a big Fark party in Vegas next April 1.
 
2010-08-10 02:38:52 PM  
I never could tell much about Nasser's ethnic background (because I generally don't pay attention to such things), but I will say that I had absolutely no idea Nasser was half Jersey.

I had no idea! RIP, brother!
 
2010-08-10 02:39:31 PM  
Thanks Drew :(
 
2010-08-10 02:40:08 PM  
I really hope Nas' brother can make it on here. Talk about walking into instant celebrity... should be good times. And I agree with Unfreakable... FARK party next year. I'm gonna bust humps getting there if I have to.
 
2010-08-10 02:40:16 PM  
Drew just defended Tucker Max.

I feel dirty.
 
2010-08-10 02:43:24 PM  
Switching gears, the other day I got a trojan. Not sure from where exactly, but it was so good Kaspersky didn't catch it initially. It was kind of amusing too, because all it did was try to load up web pages late at night when I wasn't around. Some of the outbound links looked like they were trying to make me like stuff on Facebook. Interestingly, there were a couple of sites that I actually recognized, one of which was Crackle.com (a subsidiary of Sony).

I think I see your problem right there

/linux
//if on windows MSE(if I'm t he user) or NOD32(if my parents are the users)
 
2010-08-10 02:45:23 PM  
"Someday when I have more time I'll tell you the story of how he saved a girl's life."

He plugged a leaky hole in a dike?
 
2010-08-10 02:45:27 PM  
Nasser's folks also announced at the remembrance that they plan to find out what exactly it was that lead to Nasser's passing (because no one's quite sure at the moment). And when they do they'll let us know. They very much want to find out so that they can prevent this from happening to someone in the future.

So mote it be.
 
2010-08-10 02:46:35 PM  
In other news...


Drew Curtis
... Flaming Bartender
 
wee
2010-08-10 02:46:46 PM  
I'm curious as to why Tucker Max hasn't been ventilated yet. He's using up valuable oxygen...
 
2010-08-10 02:48:21 PM  
I hope Drew comes to my funeral, but he's probably busy next week.
 
2010-08-10 02:50:24 PM  
Drew got an infection from Tucker Max's trojans?
Sorry - I have to `read' more and `skim' less.
 
2010-08-10 02:51:52 PM  
wee: I'm curious as to why Tucker Max hasn't been ventilated yet. He's using up valuable oxygen...

He has pretty much disappeared after the flop of his movie. There is another book coming out but the best part about anything to do with Tucker Max was his message board and he went and got rid of that.
 
2010-08-10 02:52:12 PM  
On a completely unrelated note, the GenCon fark party was quite the success. It was nice to meet everyone in person. And absolutely nobody threw anything at me, even after they'd have a couple beers.
 
2010-08-10 03:04:42 PM  
Half jersey? I would have guessed Holstein.
 
2010-08-10 03:07:47 PM  
Drew:
"I never could tell much about Nasser's ethnic background (because I generally don't pay attention to such things), but I will say that I had absolutely no idea Nasser was half Jersey."

First time you have ever made me actually LOL. Nicely done, Chief.
 
2010-08-10 03:12:33 PM  
endlessmonkeys: I really hope Nas' brother can make it on here.

I just hope he discovers the Sports tab and TFD before the Politics tab/main page.
 
2010-08-10 03:14:14 PM  
We saw that same trojan on some student's computers here a couple of weeks ago. None of the common spyware programs picked it up, either. If you renamed IE, it would stop spawning multiple connections in the middle of the night, though. (I don't know what they finally did with the machine. It was in someone else's area.)
 
2010-08-10 03:20:20 PM  
Weaver95: the GenCon fark party was quite the success.

Is that why you weren't around?
 
2010-08-10 03:20:42 PM  
As in The Naskar's funeral? WTF?

I didn't get the Nasser/Naskar connection until just now (I'm quite slow).

That's really quite depressing, the guy was a good sport and frankly, fun to rib. I like that in a person. I'll miss him.
 
2010-08-10 03:23:47 PM  
I assume by "infected whore" you mean Tucker.


but I will say that I had absolutely no idea Nasser was half Jersey.


Jersey is an ethnicity? Huh. The more you know!
 
2010-08-10 03:25:06 PM  
Glad to hear that his family appreciated his weird friends here and their desire to celebrate his life as well. Wish I could have gone, even though I really didn't know him very well, even on here.
 
2010-08-10 03:26:02 PM  
Why is the headline about the guy stapling his brother's chin missing? That was easy.
 
2010-08-10 03:31:02 PM  
nekom: Wish I could have gone,

You know you would never cross a river!
 
2010-08-10 03:33:02 PM  
I live half a days drive from Vegas and have a brother that lives there that I can crash with so I am totally up for a Vegas Fark party!
 
2010-08-10 03:41:57 PM  
... and while it may not be everyone's cup of tea, there's a 30-minute long poop joke at the end of the movie...

I see some irony in this statement.

/poop blog??
 
2010-08-10 03:48:55 PM  
Women aren't broadly represented in scientific studies

Hooray for me!
 
2010-08-10 03:55:42 PM  
Balchinian: Drew:
"I never could tell much about Nasser's ethnic background (because I generally don't pay attention to such things), but I will say that I had absolutely no idea Nasser was half Jersey."

First time you have ever made me actually LOL. Nicely done, Chief.


Nasser's mom was Snooky?
 
2010-08-10 03:57:49 PM  
WhyteRaven74: Weaver95: the GenCon fark party was quite the success.

Is that why you weren't around?


I was at GenCon for the weekend. was offline for most of last week. didn't get back in until laaaaaaaate sunday night. i'm only just now returning to consciousness.
 
2010-08-10 03:59:36 PM  
I didn't know Nasser real well, and haven't been following this terrible story in the various threads... but they have no idea what happened? Not even an inkling?

Wow, that is scary.
 
2010-08-10 04:01:47 PM  
Weaver95: . was offline for most of last week

I noticed. I was wondering what was up.
 
2010-08-10 04:02:35 PM  
downstairs: but they have no idea what happened?

Well they know roughly what happened, the question is what caused it.
 
2010-08-10 04:09:28 PM  
I never had the chance to talk to or possibly even annoy Nasser in conversations on fark. And I can't remember if I saw him at one of the fark parties I've been to.

another topic:

I'd like to hear the tale of how Tucker saved someone's life.
 
2010-08-10 04:09:57 PM  
this 'blog' thingee is a very cool thing you're doing, drew.

-i have been too busy lately.

got to make time for the little things, again.

yeah...shiatty week.

i will miss him.
 
2010-08-10 04:10:05 PM  
I blame decongestants. I meant to type Naskar
 
2010-08-10 04:11:25 PM  
endlessmonkeys: I really hope Nas' brother can make it on here. Talk about walking into instant celebrity

Heck, he'd be as popular as Dale Jr.
 
2010-08-10 04:25:01 PM  
WhyteRaven74: Well they know roughly what happened, the question is what caused it.

Unless this is something private, care to share?

Not trying to be morbid, I'm just curious because I had a friend recently pass away under strange, sudden circumstances (tooth infection).
 
2010-08-10 04:26:59 PM  
Drew: Interesting stuff about that virus. I recently got one too, and it seemed to be similar- hijacking links and the like.

And I'm very, very good about not getting viruses.

Luckily I was migrating to Windows 7 the next day, so I basically wiped the computer anyway.
 
2010-08-10 04:32:41 PM  
ActionJoe: wee: I'm curious as to why Tucker Max hasn't been ventilated yet. He's using up valuable oxygen...

He has pretty much disappeared after the flop of his movie. There is another book coming out but the best part about anything to do with Tucker Max was his message board and he went and got rid of that.


Why did he get rid of the board?
 
2010-08-10 04:38:53 PM  
fark has cooties
 
2010-08-10 04:41:38 PM  
Many of these viruses are sneaking in through ad banners now. The ad-farms never catch it. It's mixed in with so many other ads, so its luck of the draw if you even get infected.
 
2010-08-10 04:42:07 PM  
gambitsgirl: fark has cooties

*innocent whistling*
 
2010-08-10 04:47:45 PM  
BTW my laptop started acting like a complete asshole, especially on Fark. I noticed the script blocker was allowing facebook.com and fbcdn.com (or whatever that thing is). I cleared my cache, scanned, rebooted and disabled those facebook dealies in the script blocker. Didn't find any viruses or malware but Fark is working much quicker now... even after allowing those two scripts to run again.
 
2010-08-10 05:07:29 PM  
I'm sorry I couldn't get to Nasser's funeral (what with me being on the west coast, and broke) but there is no possible way I'll miss the Vegas party in April.
 
2010-08-10 05:09:43 PM  
These headlines are weak.
 
2010-08-10 05:16:07 PM  
How did this get greenlit when my submission about kittens and sheep in love didn't? The mods are engaging in a conspiracy against me.
 
2010-08-10 05:59:58 PM  
I think I should become the Uncle Ruckus of the mainpage.
 
2010-08-10 06:02:16 PM  
My second HOTW. Cool.
 
2010-08-10 06:35:02 PM  
poppa I am in toronto week of Aug 26th.
/with my husband
 
2010-08-10 06:35:47 PM  
Poppa Boner: I think I should become the Uncle Ruckus of the mainpage.

the party forum - those guys are whack
 
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