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Quick notes on Egypt, the SnOMGpocalypse, the Super Bowl, Vegas, and a few of Fark's favorite Headlines of the Week for 1/23 - 1/29 
Posted by Drew at 2011-02-01 2:33:22 PM (23 comments) | Permalink

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Between Egypt, multiple snowpacalypses, and the Super Bowl it sure has been a busy week. Here's a quick rundown:

Egypt: I have no idea how this is going to turn out, but it's gonna have to turn out one way or the other pretty quickly. Stratfor just sent out an update saying they estimate Egypt has just a few weeks of food left. I doubt either the people involved, the media, or anyone else interested in the outcome is willing to wait that long for a resolution. Maybe Mubarak is. Haven't paid much attention to Egypt before this. Newsflash below says Mubarak is going to address the million protesters, with speculation that he'll announce he won't be running in elections. Those aren't until September, though, so we'll see what happens with that.

Snowpacalpse: Have we reached the point yet where OMG SNOW isn't news anymore? Granted, getting a foot of snow dumped on you does tend to mess things up a bit (assuming you live where that doesn't happen regularly). A few years ago Kentucky got hit with 15 inches of snow; that morning I walked over to the local Kroger to see if it was still open. It was. Roads were shut down for all of three days. As long as the power stays on no one's going to starve. That said, for those of you getting hit by an ice storm: if the power goes out, leave the state (if you can). That's what I did when that happened here two years ago, spent a week down in South Carolina until the power came back on.

Super Bowl: The media is REALLY reaching for stuff to talk about here. Not that this is unusual, two weeks is a long time to speculate about a single game. I think everyone's extended families have been interviewed by this point, most of which won't get aired unless someone gets injured or has a breakout game in the big game. Speaking of which, my birthday's the day after the Super Bowl, so I'm probably going to combine parties this year. Looking forward to it.

Yes, very exciting I know. I should have an update on that patent lawsuit next week or so. It's kind of funny but I can't say anything at this point.

On the topic of the Vegas Fark Party, we expect to have an update on that for you later today.

Headlines Of The Week for Sun 2011-01-23 to Sat 2011-01-29:

[image from fark.com too old to be available]  Abandoned rail line to Amlwch set to reopen for delivery of badly needed vowels    [image from img.fark.net too old to be available]

[image from fark.com too old to be available]  Jack LaLanne now doing one-armed daisy pushups    [image from img.fark.net too old to be available]

[image from fark.com too old to be available]  When I die, I hope it's peacefully in my sleep like this Pakistani bus driver. Not screaming in terror like his passengers    [image from img.fark.net too old to be available]

[image from fark.com too old to be available]  Five wildly popular car modifications that must be stopped. SPOILER ALERT    [image from img.fark.net too old to be available]

[image from fark.com too old to be available]  Surgeons now treating brain aneurysms through the nose -- the same way the patient will be paying    [image from img.fark.net too old to be available]

[image from fark.com too old to be available]  Reason No. 347 why America is doomed: four out of five people believe "The Battle of the Bulge" is a new obesity-intervention series on NBC, while the fifth person is absolutely positive it's on Bravo    [image from img.fark.net too old to be available]

[image from fark.com too old to be available]  Motorcycle safety systems will alert riders to unsafe activities, such as GETTING ON A MOTORCYCLE    [image from img.fark.net too old to be available]

[image from fark.com too old to be available]  Dog found eighteen miles out to sea adopted. Good buoy    [image from img.fark.net too old to be available]

[image from fark.com too old to be available]  Burglar pours ketchup into fish tank during apartment robbery. Cops not fooled by the red herring    [image from img.fark.net too old to be available]

[image from fark.com too old to be available]  Today's dead blackbird news comes from Alabama, where officials say the birds "appear to have died from flying into or being struck by a large object, such as an tractor-trailer rig." Tractor-trailer was last seen flying south    [image from img.fark.net too old to be available]

[image from fark.com too old to be available]  Joe Biden advises unemployed Americans to "hang in there." Sounds like good advice: It's quicker and probably less painful than slitting your wrists    [image from img.fark.net too old to be available]


Sports:

[image from fark.com too old to be available]  In English football a team was fined £25,000 for fielding weak players. In American football we just call that team the Carolina Panthers    [image from img.fark.net too old to be available]

[image from fark.com too old to be available]  Woman accuses Detroit Lions player of trying to be the first to score in the postseason in over a decade    [image from img.fark.net too old to be available]

[image from fark.com too old to be available]  Kijm Clijsters wijns Austraijlian Open Champijonshijp    [image from img.fark.net too old to be available]


Geek:

[image from fark.com too old to be available]  Your GPS causes you to crash directly into a church? Yeah...that's a clerical error    [image from img.fark.net too old to be available]

[image from fark.com too old to be available]  Scientists invent a food replicator. Tea. Earl Grey. Hot    [image from img.fark.net too old to be available]

[image from fark.com too old to be available]  How a cat named Zoe earned several advanced degrees and became a psychotherapist. Well that's crazy, you can't name a cat Zoe, that's a people name    [image from img.fark.net too old to be available]


Showbiz:

[image from fark.com too old to be available]  John Travolta cast as mobster John Gotti, presumably not due their shared history of whacking guys    [image from img.fark.net too old to be available]

[image from fark.com too old to be available]  Charlie Sheen taken to hospital, tries to have sex with it    [image from img.fark.net too old to be available]

[image from fark.com too old to be available]  Stop. Just flush the wound and listen, Ice is down in unconscious condition    [image from img.fark.net too old to be available]


Politics:

[image from fark.com too old to be available]  Egypt: Despite Ban, protests Roll On. Leaked Secrets contributing to unrest. Mubarak worried he might get the Axe. Police respond with Speed, Sticks    [image from img.fark.net too old to be available]

[image from fark.com too old to be available]  Biden: "I think the stories The Onion does on me are hilarious." Palin: "The Onion makes fun of you because you make it so easy for them." Biden: "You mean like the New York Times does with you?" ^_^ Palin: v_v    [image from img.fark.net too old to be available]

[image from fark.com too old to be available]  George W. Bush seeks anonymousness ... anonymousity ... uh, laying low    [image from img.fark.net too old to be available]


Music:

[image from fark.com too old to be available]  Contract talks between Detroit Symphony Orchestra and striking musicians stall over proposed cuts to bass salaries    [image from img.fark.net too old to be available]

[image from fark.com too old to be available]  Cancer no longer touching Divinyls singer Chrissy Amphlett    [image from img.fark.net too old to be available]

[image from fark.com too old to be available]  The gay guy from New Kids on the Block says he never hid his sexuality. No, not him. Him either. No, that Knight guy. No, the other one    [image from img.fark.net too old to be available]


Business:

[image from fark.com too old to be available]  3M dips in 4Q, hopes 2C 6S this year    [image from img.fark.net too old to be available]

[image from fark.com too old to be available]  Upcoming Prince William and Kate Middleton wedding inspires company to make souvenir condoms. You can now have royal protection for your crown jewels    [image from img.fark.net too old to be available]

[image from fark.com too old to be available]  Selling counterfeit postage stamps will get you sent to jail, even if you philately deny it    [image from img.fark.net too old to be available]
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23 Comments   (+0 »)
   
 
2011-02-01 02:44:01 PM  
Last week we were talking about "Sputnik Moments."

I think this week Mubarak is going to have his "Ceauşescu Moment."
 
2011-02-01 02:50:50 PM  
If Mubarak doesn't get his shiat together soon and leaves office, he's going to end up one of two ways: alive, or Nicolae Ceauşescu a-la-flambe.
 
2011-02-01 02:58:42 PM  
I can't watch ESPN this week. Thus far I've seen 15+ minute exposes on:

A single quaterback's touchdown dance

A towel Steelers fans wave

Seriously, not just mentioned. Serious production and everything.
 
2011-02-01 02:59:37 PM  
Extra props to BigTuna and MaxxLarge for the Vanilla Ice thread; epic!
 
2011-02-01 03:01:20 PM  
Yay! I made this list!
 
2011-02-01 03:05:14 PM  

DarthBrooks: I think this week Mubarak is going to have his "Ceauşescu Moment."



beginning to look that way....he says "farkit" and lives out his days in Switzerland or he leaves in a bodybag.
 
2011-02-01 03:06:33 PM  
*Yawn* Welcome to Michigan, we get snow. Now HTFU.
 
2011-02-01 03:06:49 PM  
Egypt will stand and half the people there are already used to starving. It will be the upper class that will start rethinking things when the food runs short. That's when the government will change.

It's been snowing here since yesterday afternoon. Big fluffy flakes and it's a dry snow that's easy to push around. I just drove 20 miles to work on a computer, and then back, and the roads were not bad. But when the wind starts howling tonight I expect the 50mph gales will create some pretty farking awesome drifts.

SB45? What can I say except GO PACK GO! Watching the local TV report showing hotel workers trying to use windshield scrapers to clear the sidewalk while the reporters from GB were laughing at them = priceless.
 
2011-02-01 03:08:38 PM  
Has anyone asked Ben Rothlesberger how long he's been white yet?
 
2011-02-01 03:08:40 PM  

FarkinSneakyBastage: Extra props to BigTuna and MaxxLarge for the Vanilla Ice thread; epic!


THIS. If anyone needs a laugh, open that thread up. Your pants will contain peepee soon thereafter.
 
2011-02-01 03:10:17 PM  
What do you the government type Egypt will choose after thus turn of Anarchy? Will we go with Fundamentalism? Or maybe a Republic?
 
2011-02-01 03:12:16 PM  

El Chode: What do you the government type Egypt will choose after thus turn of Anarchy? Will we go with Fundamentalism? Or maybe a Republic?



I hope conservativism wins out: OSIRIS / ANUBIS 2014: ARE YOU BETTER OFF NOW THEN YOU WERE IN IN 4,000 BC?

 
2011-02-01 03:24:19 PM  

chixdiggit: FarkinSneakyBastage: Extra props to BigTuna and MaxxLarge for the Vanilla Ice thread; epic!

THIS. If anyone needs a laugh, open that thread up. Your pants will contain peepee soon thereafter.


Wow, I didn't open that thread first time around. That was just great.
 
2011-02-01 03:35:24 PM  

jon787: *Yawn* Welcome to Michigan, we get snow. Now HTFU.


But Fox2 told me to stock up on canned goods and to go get a generator!!!!!

/Not worried, but I am leaving work before this starts... I hate driving in heavy snow with all the people out to prove that their giant 4x4 was a good investment.
 
2011-02-01 03:40:50 PM  
Sweet. One of mine made the list. Feel like I accomplished something. Now I got to get back to work so I can feel like i'm not accomplishing things again.
 
2011-02-01 04:16:15 PM  
I believe we're calling it the Snowtorious B.I.G. now.

/the flurries yesterday were fluff daddy
 
ZAZ [TotalFark]
2011-02-01 04:18:28 PM  
By now a 15 inch storm just means it's a Wednesday. I should have worked from home today.
 
2011-02-01 04:25:42 PM  
Actually scratch that on the hotel announcement, it'll be tomorrow or thurs
 
2011-02-01 04:37:38 PM  

Wanebo: It will be the upper class that will start rethinking things when the food runs short.


Interestingly a lot of the Egyptian upper class are Christians.
 
2011-02-01 04:52:55 PM  

utsagrad123: Sweet. One of mine made the list. Feel like I accomplished something. Now I got to get back to work so I can feel like i'm not accomplishing things again.


Yay, I got one too. Kinda sad that I have a greater sense of accomplishment for that than for pretty much anything else I got done last week.

/And mine was an old recycled joke
 
2011-02-01 04:54:47 PM  
In south Texas, we are expecting a few snow flurries or freezing rain this week. Everybody thinks it's the snowpocalypse or something. It will probably last 12 hours and then everything will get back to normal. But we will talk about it all week.
 
2011-02-01 07:08:24 PM  
I just got my third patent applied for, thought of you.
 
2011-02-02 11:39:48 AM  

toraque: Yay, I got one too. Kinda sad that I have a greater sense of accomplishment for that than for pretty much anything else I got done last week.

/And mine was an old recycled joke


Heh yeah. Probably have my priorities a bit mixed up, but oh well. Haha
 
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