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2020-07-27 8:51:27 PM  
"The debate, which is in just over two months...."

In two months, who the hell knows where the hot spots will be? There had better be several different places in several different states concurrently reserved, or the shiatshow will blow up even more.
 
2020-07-27 10:42:28 PM  
*throws can in the air*
 
2020-07-27 10:43:02 PM  
Trump and Biden will likely be the only two participants in the first debate, which is open to candidates to candidates

Candidate to candidates.
 
2020-07-27 10:43:28 PM  

Cafe Threads: "The debate, which is in just over two months...."

In two months, who the hell knows where the hot spots will be? There had better be several different places in several different states concurrently reserved, or the shiatshow will blow up even more.


Doesn't voting start in some places in like six weeks?
 
2020-07-27 10:45:24 PM  

Cafe Threads: "The debate, which is in just over two months...."

In two months, who the hell knows where the hot spots will be? There had better be several different places in several different states concurrently reserved, or the shiatshow will blow up even more.


I think that's the point. trump will back out, like he always does when he's in over his head. This gives him the excuse he needs
 
2020-07-27 10:46:31 PM  
Ain't gonna happen, wherever they "schedule" it.

/ always happy to be an incorrect pessimist
 
2020-07-27 10:47:46 PM  

Cafe Threads: "The debate, which is in just over two months...."

In two months, who the hell knows where the hot spots will be? There had better be several different places in several different states concurrently reserved, or the shiatshow will blow up even more.


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2020-07-27 10:47:50 PM  
Thomas Friedman was right: no debate until Trumps fraudulent tax returns are released:
https://www.nytimes.com/2020/07/07/op​i​nion/biden-trump-debate.html
 
2020-07-27 10:50:38 PM  
Can someone help a farker out? Snake Plissken? I don't get it.

Thanks.
 
2020-07-27 10:53:09 PM  

SFSailor: Ain't gonna happen, wherever they "schedule" it.

/ always happy to be an incorrect pessimist


Optimists are never pleasantly surprised... (from someone better than I)

That said, I have direct access to 10.5Kw (15hp) sailboat conversion kits, and can even help with a solar set up.
;)

Meow?
 
2020-07-27 10:54:30 PM  
Not long ago, that building was turned into a temporary overflow hospital in the event the shiat really hit the fan.

Not many are happy about Case and CC hosting.  I'm not. Mostly because I hate that orange fark.
 
2020-07-27 10:56:49 PM  
Cleveland?

Connie Schultz chortles and sharpens her pencil in anticipation.
 
2020-07-27 10:58:07 PM  
Considering audiences would be a terrible idea, why do they even need a venue?  Just let the hosting networks have it in the studios.
 
2020-07-27 10:58:34 PM  

saturn badger: Can someone help a farker out? Snake Plissken? I don't get it.

Thanks.


Snake Plissken?  I've heard of him.

I heard he was dead.
 
2020-07-27 10:59:43 PM  
Debate format has also changed:

Before answering questions, candidates must walk down a ramp, in a straight line, stretch out arms and touch their nose with index fingers while standing on one foot, then the other, do one rail of ketamine from table in center stage, remove one block from Jenga tower on the table, and place block on top. Then, they must traverse a lava floor obstacle course before returning to the podium to answer their question.
 
2020-07-27 11:00:23 PM  
S.D. Bob "Snake" Plissken is the protagonist of the films Escape from New York and Escape from L.A. He is portrayed by Kurt Russell, and created by director John Carpenter and screenwriter Nick Castle. An anti-hero, he is a former Special Forces operator/war hero in World War III turned criminal.
 
2020-07-27 11:04:23 PM  
Yeah, but you don't wanna know what happened to Fresno Bob.
 
2020-07-27 11:05:25 PM  
I'd rather Biden just lay low and let Trump continue to self-destruct rather than diminish his stature on stage with that babbling clown.
 
HFK [BareFark]
2020-07-27 11:05:31 PM  

Miss Stein: Cleveland?

Connie Schultz chortles and sharpens her pencil in anticipation.


But what does Dorthy Fuldheim have to say?
 
2020-07-27 11:05:32 PM  
Trump will back out, mark my words.
 
2020-07-27 11:07:22 PM  

lesliepop: S.D. Bob "Snake" Plissken is the protagonist of the films Escape from New York and Escape from L.A. He is portrayed by Kurt Russell, and created by director John Carpenter and screenwriter Nick Castle. An anti-hero, he is a former Special Forces operator/war hero in World War III turned criminal.


Look, I have never seen you here before, but if you think you need to explain Snake to Fark you got another thing coming.
 
2020-07-27 11:07:50 PM  

New Rising Sun: Cafe Threads: "The debate, which is in just over two months...."

In two months, who the hell knows where the hot spots will be? There had better be several different places in several different states concurrently reserved, or the shiatshow will blow up even more.

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Lord Buckethead speaketh true.
 
2020-07-27 11:07:52 PM  
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2020-07-27 11:11:26 PM  
"I see a red hat, I kill the man wearing it."

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Ok so it's the relevant Kurt Russel movie
 
2020-07-27 11:12:20 PM  

Dr. Horrible: saturn badger: Can someone help a farker out? Snake Plissken? I don't get it.

Thanks.

Snake Plissken?  I've heard of him.

I heard he was dead.


I met him once. I thought he'd be taller.
 
2020-07-27 11:12:27 PM  

fusillade762: Trump and Biden will likely be the only two participants in the first debate, which is open to candidates to candidates

Candidate to candidates.


"Self-made" "millionaire" Donald and freelance writer Joe are the Candidates  - a globetrotting married couple with a talent for finding mysteries wherever they go. And even when they're uncovering thefts, espionage and assorted skullduggery, they still find time for romance.
 
2020-07-27 11:13:57 PM  

Mugato: "I see a red hat, I kill the man wearing it."

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Ok so it's NOT the relevant Kurt Russel movie

 
2020-07-27 11:14:46 PM  

Dr. Horrible: Snake Plissken?  I've heard of him.

I heard he was dead.


He gets a lot of that around here.

A fine movie.  Kurt's first imitation of Clint Eastwood after "Computer Wore Tennis Shoes"
 
2020-07-27 11:14:54 PM  
HFK: But what does Dorthy Fuldheim have to say?

That's WAY too inside a joke, even for Fark.

She was a right-winger way back by 1960: "This is a youth-oriented society, and the joke is on them because youth is a disease from which we all recover."

Cleveland media was remarkably progressive, innovating a number of ways.  But Dorothy was an example of the opposite.

/She always resembled a stuffed corpse.  What museum has her now?
 
2020-07-27 11:16:26 PM  
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2020-07-27 11:17:05 PM  

Percise1: SFSailor: Ain't gonna happen, wherever they "schedule" it.

/ always happy to be an incorrect pessimist

Optimists are never pleasantly surprised... (from someone better than I)

That said, I have direct access to 10.5Kw (15hp) sailboat conversion kits, and can even help with a solar set up.
;)

Meow?


Oooooo that's on my "one of these days" plans, depending on the run time and weight of the components.

I only need about 6hp to hit waterline speed, but worry about range... I could need two hours or more on a day that starts before the wind does, but then shuts down before we're back at the dock.  And unlike some racers, I don't like to cut it close.  The 5-gal tank for my gas single never even seems to drop...  But it's SO loud. SO loud. Then there's the whole pollution and weight on the transom and such.  Even then, I've been wanting to do something like that for a long time. Got a link (here or EIP)?  

Hell, even better, I'd *love* to chisel out the ~800lb of lead in the bilge and replace it with battery storage, but that is an awwwwful job and would thus require a small lotto win to pay someone else to deal with it.  And is fairly far down the list of needs / wants.

But it's fun to "some day" about!

Some day.  We'll see.  Stupid plague.

/ yeah yeah pointless TJ, but any diversion from Mango Mass Murderer these days....
 
2020-07-27 11:25:04 PM  
Snake Plissken: Get a new president.
 
HFK [BareFark]
2020-07-27 11:37:02 PM  

Omnivorous: HFK: But what does Dorthy Fuldheim have to say?

That's WAY too inside a joke, even for Fark.

She was a right-winger way back by 1960: "This is a youth-oriented society, and the joke is on them because youth is a disease from which we all recover."

Cleveland media was remarkably progressive, innovating a number of ways.  But Dorothy was an example of the opposite.

/She always resembled a stuffed corpse.  What museum has her now?


As long as one person caught it, totally worth it. It can be surprising at times how far Cleveland culture / memories spread across the country.
 
2020-07-27 11:38:03 PM  

Omnivorous: Thomas Friedman was right: no debate until Trumps fraudulent tax returns are released:
https://www.nytimes.com/2020/07/07/opi​nion/biden-trump-debate.html


Trump's not going to show up.  He'll have one of his collaborators give a press conference about how the risk of exposure to the coronavirus is too high, even though the President really wants to.

Meanwhile in the bunker, Agolf Twitler will spend five hours on his golden crapper, lying about how he's already beaten up three Secret Service agents who've tried to stop him from going to the debate and he's worried he might kill the next.
 
2020-07-27 11:38:23 PM  

carkiller: fusillade762: Trump and Biden will likely be the only two participants in the first debate, which is open to candidates to candidates

Candidate to candidates.

"Self-made" "millionaire" Donald and freelance writer Joe are the Candidates  - a globetrotting married couple with a talent for finding mysteries wherever they go. And even when they're uncovering thefts, espionage and assorted skullduggery, they still find time for romance.


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2020-07-27 11:38:46 PM  

NathanAllen: Trump will back out, mark my words.


Donnie's polling at an 8 2 point deficit to Biden according to 538, & it's getting worse for Donnie.

Currently, Republicans are gonna try to get people pumped up by having Ted Nugent hold a concert in an empty arena over Zoom.


I am shit by Crywank (but in an empty stadium)
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There's a decent chance that doesn't help Donnie at all. With polling down & running out of events that could prompt a change in his long-suffering polls, he'd be a fool to pass up the opportunity the debates have to turn his campaign around.

/Bet he's still gonna back out
 
2020-07-27 11:42:39 PM  

Omnivorous: HFK: But what does Dorthy Fuldheim have to say?

That's WAY too inside a joke, even for Fark.

She was a right-winger way back by 1960: "This is a youth-oriented society, and the joke is on them because youth is a disease from which we all recover."

Cleveland media was remarkably progressive, innovating a number of ways.  But Dorothy was an example of the opposite.

/She always resembled a stuffed corpse.  What museum has her now?


Bet Olam Cemetery in Beachwood Ohio has her now.

Connie Schultz's latest FB post reminds me of how I love her sweet smiling snark.  If she's not a Farker, she needs to be.

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2020-07-27 11:47:20 PM  

andrewagill: NathanAllen: Trump will back out, mark my words.

Donnie's polling at an 8 2 point deficit to Biden according to 538, & it's getting worse for Donnie.

Currently, Republicans are gonna try to get people pumped up by having Ted Nugent hold a concert in an empty arena over Zoom.


[YouTube video: I am shiat by Crywank (but in an empty stadium)]

There's a decent chance that doesn't help Donnie at all. With polling down & running out of events that could prompt a change in his long-suffering polls, he'd be a fool to pass up the opportunity the debates have to turn his campaign around.

/Bet he's still gonna back out


When your donation is actually a bribe, you don't care how shiaty the entertainment is.  There are quite a few Republican "donors" who will be relieved they can just turn the sound off, turn off their cameras, and get back to being disgusting monsters.
 
2020-07-27 11:54:08 PM  

Miss Stein: Omnivorous: HFK: But what does Dorthy Fuldheim have to say?

That's WAY too inside a joke, even for Fark.

She was a right-winger way back by 1960: "This is a youth-oriented society, and the joke is on them because youth is a disease from which we all recover."

Cleveland media was remarkably progressive, innovating a number of ways.  But Dorothy was an example of the opposite.

/She always resembled a stuffed corpse.  What museum has her now?

Bet Olam Cemetery in Beachwood Ohio has her now.

Connie Schultz's latest FB post reminds me of how I love her sweet smiling snark.  If she's not a Farker, she needs to be.

[Fark user image image 550x599]


I don't follow many people on social media, but she is one of, if not my favorite.  Reading her writings of currents events is therapeutic.  Also I like seeing glimpses into the real lives of her and Sherrod.   Senator Brown playing piano and singing to their dogs was especially amusing.
 
2020-07-28 12:22:46 AM  

Glorious Golden Ass: andrewagill: NathanAllen: Trump will back out, mark my words.

Donnie's polling at an 8 2 point deficit to Biden according to 538, & it's getting worse for Donnie.

Currently, Republicans are gonna try to get people pumped up by having Ted Nugent hold a concert in an empty arena over Zoom.


[YouTube video: I am shiat by Crywank (but in an empty stadium)]

There's a decent chance that doesn't help Donnie at all. With polling down & running out of events that could prompt a change in his long-suffering polls, he'd be a fool to pass up the opportunity the debates have to turn his campaign around.

/Bet he's still gonna back out

When your donation is actually a bribe, you don't care how shiaty the entertainment is.  There are quite a few Republican "donors" who will be relieved they can just turn the sound off, turn off their cameras, and get back to being disgusting monsters.


I'm saying the optics of the convention won't help Donnie in the polls, so he won't get much of a convention bump in the polls. Nothing to do with fundraising.
 
2020-07-28 1:22:23 AM  

theflatline: lesliepop: S.D. Bob "Snake" Plissken is the protagonist of the films Escape from New York and Escape from L.A. He is portrayed by Kurt Russell, and created by director John Carpenter and screenwriter Nick Castle. An anti-hero, he is a former Special Forces operator/war hero in World War III turned criminal.

Look, I have never seen you here before, but if you think you need to explain Snake to Fark you got another thing coming.


FYI - The novelization of Escape from New York is findable with minimal google-fu, and includes a lot more detail and backstory than the movie.
 
2020-07-28 2:28:53 AM  

lesliepop: S.D. Bob "Snake" Plissken is the protagonist of the films Escape from New York and Escape from L.A. He is portrayed by Kurt Russell, and created by director John Carpenter and screenwriter Nick Castle. An anti-hero, he is a former Special Forces operator/war hero in World War III turned criminal.

S.D. Bob "Snake" Plissken is the protagonist of the films Escape from New York and Escape from L.A. He is portrayed by Kurt Russell, and created by director John Carpenter and screenwriter Nick Castle. An anti-hero, he is a former Special Forces operator/war hero in World War III turned criminal

.

There was no Escape from L.A.

Also only one Matrix, two Terminators and Aliens.

/ "President of what?"
// Jog RIGHT!
 
2020-07-28 2:34:19 AM  

YabbaDabbaDouchebag: lesliepop: S.D. Bob "Snake" Plissken is the protagonist of the films Escape from New York and Escape from L.A. He is portrayed by Kurt Russell, and created by director John Carpenter and screenwriter Nick Castle. An anti-hero, he is a former Special Forces operator/war hero in World War III turned criminal.

S.D. Bob "Snake" Plissken is the protagonist of the films Escape from New York and Escape from L.A. He is portrayed by Kurt Russell, and created by director John Carpenter and screenwriter Nick Castle. An anti-hero, he is a former Special Forces operator/war hero in World War III turned criminal.

There was no Escape from L.A.

Also only one Matrix, two Terminators and Aliens.

/ "President of what?"
// Jog RIGHT!


Thank you.  Terminator and Alien/s should have both ended with the one sequel.
 
2020-07-28 6:39:16 AM  

HFK: Omnivorous: HFK: But what does Dorthy Fuldheim have to say?

That's WAY too inside a joke, even for Fark.

She was a right-winger way back by 1960: "This is a youth-oriented society, and the joke is on them because youth is a disease from which we all recover."

Cleveland media was remarkably progressive, innovating a number of ways.  But Dorothy was an example of the opposite.

/She always resembled a stuffed corpse.  What museum has her now?

As long as one person caught it, totally worth it. It can be surprising at times how far Cleveland culture / memories spread across the country.


Man, I'm old.

Cleveland would be pretty easy to wall off.  Rivers on the South and West Sides, big lake up North.  I imagine they could fortify the near east side with a quick wall from the lake to just southwest of The Jake.  Blow up the Bob Hope Bridge and you are most of the way there.
 
2020-07-28 7:03:18 AM  

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2020-07-28 8:14:01 AM  

Ginnungagap42: ParallelUniverseParking: [images-wixmp-ed30a86b8c4ca887773594c2​.wixmp.com image 600x314]

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It's all in the reflexes.
 
2020-07-28 8:30:29 AM  

Dr. Horrible: saturn badger: Can someone help a farker out? Snake Plissken? I don't get it.

Thanks.

Snake Plissken?  I've heard of him.

I heard he was dead.


yeah they shot him in Montana because a cursed woman loved him. Right guys?
 
2020-07-28 8:49:07 AM  
Texas Mike O'Shea is on call.
 
2020-07-28 9:29:07 AM  

Percise1: Optimists are never pleasantly surprised... (from someone better than I)


Absolutely not true. I'm an optimist (generally), and yet things often go better than I imagined they could. And anyway, the distinction between optimism and pessimism is arbitrary and capricious. Some people say the glass is half full, and some people say it's half empty, but there must be room in the discussion for those of us who think the glass is simply too damn big.
 
2020-07-28 9:36:16 AM  

Nuc_E: Not long ago, that building was turned into a temporary overflow hospital in the event the shiat really hit the fan.

Not many are happy about Case and CC hosting.  I'm not. Mostly because I hate that orange fark.


I'm curious - if CWRU is hosting, why aren't they using Severance Hall?
 
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