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2018-05-14 05:03:26 PM  
 
2018-05-14 05:15:03 PM  
In before "I saw this on Reddit 3 days ago."
 
2018-05-14 05:28:20 PM  
Instead I browsed Fark (user-submitted links from around the web, sort of a proto-Reddit)

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2018-05-14 06:21:24 PM  
To sum up a tl;dr: You got old, dude.
 
2018-05-14 06:25:36 PM  
When you are tired of wasting time on the Internet, you are tired of life. To paraphrase.
 
2018-05-14 06:42:36 PM  
Wikipedia:  "The first story on Fark was a news article about a fighter pilot who crashed while attempting to expose his buttocks to another fighter pilot."

There. That says everything you know and everything you need to know here below. Beauty, eh? How the Fark does that work?
 
2018-05-14 06:43:34 PM  

GardenWeasel: To sum up a tl;dr: You got old, dude.


Hey, this guy was reading Fark in high school. How long ago can that be?
 
2018-05-14 06:46:11 PM  

brantgoose: GardenWeasel: To sum up a tl;dr: You got old, dude.

Hey, this guy was reading Fark in high school. How long ago can that be?


18 years?
 
2018-05-14 07:17:59 PM  
Fark (user-submitted links from around the web, sort of a proto-Reddit)

You take that back.
 
2018-05-14 09:35:23 PM  
I read Seanbaby

Back when I was working graveyard in a NOC I'd read his stuff and try to stifle my laughter so my co-workers wouldn't look at me funny.
 
2018-05-14 09:58:00 PM  

Mike_LowELL: Instead I browsed Fark (user-submitted links from around the web, sort of a proto-Reddit)

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Yay! We get publicity!
 
2018-05-14 11:24:38 PM  
Who the hell still uses Fark?
 
2018-05-14 11:28:55 PM  

winedrinkingman: Who the hell still uses Fark?


I am not a bot.
 
2018-05-14 11:28:59 PM  
Porn, Made fresh every day.
 
2018-05-14 11:30:58 PM  
img.fark.netView Full Size
 
2018-05-14 11:31:33 PM  
Try smoking more pot.
 
2018-05-14 11:33:54 PM  
Someone needs to tell this poor guy about TVtropes.
 
2018-05-14 11:35:47 PM  
My kids (16 and 20) bring the newness to me. It's the new age version of fetching me a beer. In exchange for new net memes and content. I gave them Zlad's Elektronik Supersonik
 
2018-05-14 11:36:16 PM  

mrparks: winedrinkingman: Who the hell still uses Fark?

I am not a bot.


Would you like some help with that? 📎
 
2018-05-14 11:37:48 PM  
Ouch. That's a pretty damning self-indictment. The internet is what you make of it. It's a reflection of yourself.
 
2018-05-14 11:38:04 PM  
I personally have picked up chess online and studying chess tactics. It makes an eight hour day feel like seven. But I am getting marginally better against a computer.

Though I must say, I am offended when it makes an obvious mistake or blunder. But that's level one for you. Still get my ass handed to me more than I like.
 
2018-05-14 11:38:49 PM  
That is the most lazy ("well...you've seen Facebook"), self-indulgent, poor-me, naval gazing, terribly written crap I've seen in quite a while. Apparently this author aspires only to be what he professes to have loved so he can remind himself that he (thought he) used to be cool.
 
2018-05-14 11:39:17 PM  

bazbt3: mrparks: winedrinkingman: Who the hell still uses Fark?

I am not a bot.

Would you like some help with that? 📎


It looks like you're trying to help someone.
 
2018-05-14 11:40:36 PM  

morg: Ouch. That's a pretty damning self-indictment. The internet is what you make of it. It's a reflection of yourself.


Well, it's a reflection of what role you are in when using it. I like watching video where people hurt themselves but work might frown upon that. However at home, I can read some sweet scanlation manga.

Fark is always acceptable unless you were a user during the Pickle Incident. Or god forbid Gorgor ( may they Rest In Peace).
 
2018-05-14 11:43:04 PM  
Sorry, but it is impossible to get bored of the internet. the Internet has free porn. Let me say that again: FREE PORN!
 
2018-05-14 11:43:16 PM  

olrasputin: Someone needs to tell this poor guy about TVtropes.


You never come back from a Tropes walk. I once found myself on a three week journey . Yet they keep updating so I always return to find new things on old pages. I especially like when I can identify a renamed trope like Did Their Work becoming Developers Think of Everything.
 
2018-05-14 11:43:39 PM  

WelldeadLink: bazbt3: mrparks: winedrinkingman: Who the hell still uses Fark?

I am not a bot.

Would you like some help with that? 📎

It looks like you're trying to help someone.


Better.
 
2018-05-14 11:45:46 PM  

KodosZardoz: Sorry, but it is impossible to get bored of the internet. the Internet has free porn. Let me say that again: FREE PORN!


It's a test ground for answering the riddle: could God create so much porn that even He could not fap to it all?
 
2018-05-14 11:48:56 PM  
WOW would you look at the time it's gin O'clock
 
2018-05-14 11:52:00 PM  

winedrinkingman: Who the hell still uses Fark?


Ex Digg users?
 
2018-05-14 11:53:04 PM  
One can always rewatch all the strongbad content.
 
2018-05-14 11:57:10 PM  
Why there's internet, internet porn, internet with booze, internet with drugs, games, internet porn  with booze and drugs, games with drugs and booze, porn games saved from the internet with booze and drugs.
Lordy, if you can be tired of all that, or just sore from the chaffing: Read a damn book for a while.

/Mmmm, booooze and drugs
//and Porn and games
///Internets for the third slashie goodness
 
2018-05-14 11:57:40 PM  

Smackledorfer: One can always rewatch all the strongbad content.


"Arrowed!"
 
2018-05-14 11:58:43 PM  
Fark (user-submitted links from around the web, sort of a proto-Reddit)

img.fark.netView Full Size
 
2018-05-14 11:59:18 PM  

olrasputin: Someone needs to tell this poor guy about TVtropes.


That will keep me busy the rest of my life. I wouldn't even mind solitary prison confinement if I had it.
 
2018-05-15 12:01:18 AM  
Author is a Proto-Reddit.

I canz name-call too
 
2018-05-15 12:05:36 AM  

skyotter: Try smoking more pot.


olrasputin: Someone needs to tell this poor guy about TVtropes.


Do both of these and you will discover a means of time travel.  Only works one way though.
 
2018-05-15 12:18:10 AM  
Most of us here are older. shiat, I first found fark around 2002 when the boobies tag meant something. Now I'm almost twenty years older and that much closer to death. (Think Pink Floyd)
 
2018-05-15 12:22:07 AM  
what the hell is a fark? i only read reddit.
 
2018-05-15 12:26:32 AM  

KodosZardoz: Sorry, but it is impossible to get bored of the internet. the Internet has free porn. Let me say that again: FREE PORN!


I think what he meant was chafed.
 
2018-05-15 12:30:05 AM  
Ok, you've taken poetic license too far.

I typed "nytimes.com" and hit enter. Like a freaking dad. The entire world of the internet, one that used to boast so many ways to waste time, and here I was, reading the news. It was even worse than working.

Or have you?  Are you so shallow and vain that you'd stop reading "news" and maybe stop "knowing things" or "thinking" because that's what your dad did?

You are the poster child for the selfie generation.  Or are you?  I think you're some washed-up old hack on the cusp of retirement taking one more shot at the gray lady, and instead of fading gracefully into even deeper obscurity, taking that one last stab at those damned kids with their nytimes.com and their internets.
 
2018-05-15 12:32:23 AM  
Oh, no...you might actually have to make something.
 
2018-05-15 12:37:21 AM  

bazbt3: WelldeadLink: bazbt3: mrparks: winedrinkingman: Who the hell still uses Fark?

I am not a bot.

Would you like some help with that? 📎

It looks like you're trying to help someone.

Better.


See how people in Empathy, Schadenfreude, UK are making things better with this one weird trick.
 
2018-05-15 12:38:46 AM  

brantgoose: Wikipedia:  "The first story on Fark was a news article about a fighter pilot who crashed while attempting to expose his buttocks to another fighter pilot."

There. That says everything you know and everything you need to know here below. Beauty, eh? How the Fark does that work?


Wait, now I want to read that story.  Once you hit 40-ish years of age you realize, in your heart, that you're going to die as people around you start doing it.  I want very specific instructions about how to die that way.  I think I might have missed my chance though, because the cutoff for regular enlistment in the US is age 35, and I almost certainly wouldn't pass the physical exam to become a pilot.
 
2018-05-15 12:43:53 AM  

olrasputin: Someone needs to tell this poor guy about TVtropes.


YOU SHUT YOUR WHORE MOUTH
 
2018-05-15 12:54:48 AM  
Wikipedia.  Spam random article until you get lucky.
 
2018-05-15 12:56:35 AM  
Flash Man. When he isn't hanging out in big rooms waiting to shoot at little blue boys, he runs around showing his robotic genetalia to unwilling viewers. Then he screams, "OF NAKED IS ME!" Don't blame him, though. Wily's the freak that programmed him. Sometimes Wily watches security camera recordings of Flash Man's hilarious antics while hatching an evil scheme and slowly rubbing his evil hands together.
HINTS ON BEATING HIM: Try not to look directly at Flash Man when he is naked. If you do, Mega Man will be frozen by the combination of disgust and confusion.


I doesn't make me die of laughter like it used to, but still holds up
 
2018-05-15 12:56:41 AM  
I never get bored when I'm internetting. This dude must have zero imagination.

Tried Reddit a couple times and was unimpressed but Fark is almost always a Grade A hoot.
 
2018-05-15 01:04:07 AM  
This reminded me of a college newspaper article I read when I was a senior contemplating how riding the last bus from downtown and vomit surfing had lost its charm.  That and turning 21, going home for thanksgiving and hitting your hometown dive bar legally and watching high school kids doing Baby got Back drunk karaoke isn't fun anymore either.
/you can never go back
 
2018-05-15 01:05:38 AM  
I bet his problem was that he only hung out on the Advice tab, or in TF cafe or LP threads.   If he'd gotten into TFD, he'd still be there, for sure.
 
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