Skip to content
 
If you can read this, either the style sheet didn't load or you have an older browser that doesn't support style sheets. Try clearing your browser cache and refreshing the page.

(KIRO-7 Seattle)   Utah's mysterious monolith first appeared in Seattle nearly two decades ago before vanishing, having apparently detected no signs of intelligent life   (kiro7.com) divider line
    More: Followup, Seattle, Seattle Post-Intelligencer, The Seattle Times, regular Caleb Schaber, Blue Moon Tavern, latest twist, Magnuson Park visitors, morning of January  
•       •       •

4906 clicks; posted to Main » on 25 Nov 2020 at 1:42 PM (7 weeks ago)   |   Favorite    |   share:  Share on Twitter share via Email Share on Facebook



53 Comments     (+0 »)
 
View Voting Results: Smartest and Funniest


Oldest | « | 1 | 2 | » | Newest | Show all

 
2020-11-25 1:07:01 PM  
Let me know when they spot one on the moon. That would be damn impressive...
 
ZAZ [TotalFark]
2020-11-25 1:23:32 PM  
The oblong object measures approximately three feet wide by nine feet tall and appears to be hollow.

In the book the ratio of sides was 1:4:9.
 
2020-11-25 1:27:59 PM  

ZAZ: The oblong object measures approximately three feet wide by nine feet tall and appears to be hollow.

In the book the ratio of sides was 1:4:9.


"And how naive to have imagined that the series ended at this point, in only three dimensions!"
 
2020-11-25 1:36:00 PM  
I'm sure that the engineering students who put it there are having a blast laughing at the rubes and semi-literate mouth breathers who think that this thing:
a) is a monoLITH
b) is anything other than a really good practical joke (a la crop circles)
 
2020-11-25 1:38:36 PM  
Fark user imageView Full Size
 
2020-11-25 1:43:29 PM  
Return the slab.
 
2020-11-25 1:44:24 PM  

ToughActinProlactin: Return the slab.

 
2020-11-25 1:46:57 PM  
This. This is how you troll.

...but just in case, let's stay away from Europa until we know for sure.
 
2020-11-25 1:47:31 PM  
I'm pretty concerned.  The erection has already lasted more than 4 hours and someone should probably call a doctor.
 
2020-11-25 1:48:28 PM  
Fark user imageView Full Size


Or may crush it into a bloody purée.

/I liked the SimEarth idea, but damn in they didn't Fark up the game mechanics.gam
 
2020-11-25 1:49:29 PM  
Fark user imageView Full Size
 
2020-11-25 1:49:47 PM  

Mollari: I'm sure that the engineering students who put it there are having a blast laughing at the rubes and semi-literate mouth breathers who think that this thing:
a) is a monoLITH
b) is anything other than a really good practical joke (a la crop circles)


weird they used pop rivets over welding it. Just a lack of craftsmanship.
 
2020-11-25 1:49:47 PM  

Madman drummers bummers: This. This is how you troll.

...but just in case, let's stay away from Europa until we know for sure.


Fark user imageView Full Size
 
2020-11-25 1:51:59 PM  

ZAZ: The oblong object measures approximately three feet wide by nine feet tall and appears to be hollow.

In the book the ratio of sides was 1:4:9.


with dimensions of 1,3 and 9 or 30, 31, 32 we can deduce that the beings that made this count in base 3 and most likely have three digits. best guess the blue-grey aliens from Roswell.
 
2020-11-25 1:54:27 PM  
Damn! I should have check Fark before getting lost trying to find it.
 
2020-11-25 1:54:54 PM  
Different "monoliths". The utah one is 12 ft tall. The one in Seattle was 9 ft.

I guess someone else had the same idea?
 
2020-11-25 1:56:18 PM  

suid: Different "monoliths". The utah one is 12 ft tall. The one in Seattle was 9 ft.

I guess someone else had the same idea?


The monolith is fully aroused now.
 
2020-11-25 1:57:51 PM  
As usual, Utah is twenty years behind the rest of the West. Good jorb.
 
2020-11-25 2:01:56 PM  
"May I see it?"

"No."


/
Fark user imageView Full Size
 
2020-11-25 2:02:44 PM  
(I presume they didn't include pictures of the Seattle monolith because that would show that they look nothing alike.)
 
2020-11-25 2:02:45 PM  

suid: Different "monoliths". The utah one is 12 ft tall. The one in Seattle was 9 ft.

I guess someone else had the same idea?


Rock is harder than mud.
 
2020-11-25 2:03:59 PM  
encrypted-tbn0.gstatic.comView Full Size
Make us Whole
 
2020-11-25 2:07:18 PM  
I kind of consider this like performance art for anonymous metallurgist architects just to blow everyone's mind. There had to be a ton of effort involved to pull it off
 
2020-11-25 2:11:05 PM  
It's not a monolith. It's a rectangular sheet of steel. Skyotter is right. They are nothing like except for being manufactured.
 
2020-11-25 2:13:14 PM  

suid: Different "monoliths". The utah one is 12 ft tall. The one in Seattle was 9 ft.

I guess someone else had the same idea?


One is a rectangular prism, the other is a triangular prism.

/One of our aircraft is missing a drop tank.
 
2020-11-25 2:13:44 PM  
The Electric Company - The Monolith: oo
Youtube jKfcsA90mLE
 
2020-11-25 2:15:38 PM  
There was a "sword in the stone" near me up until last year when some a-hole cut and stole it. Someone took a rock drill and epoxied a nice metal sword into a granite slab. You either learned about it from a friend or stumbled upon it. Then came social media and geo-tagged posts, and now it's gone.
This is why we can't have nice things.
 
2020-11-25 2:16:02 PM  

Mister Buttons: [Fark user image image 425x239]

Or may crush it into a bloody purée.

/I liked the SimEarth idea, but damn in they didn't Fark up the game mechanics.gam


Sim Earth was so wack
 
2020-11-25 2:27:37 PM  

berylman: I kind of consider this like performance art for anonymous metallurgist architects just to blow everyone's mind. There had to be a ton of effort involved to pull it off


Next week:  Banksey claims credit and a few hundred pounds of metal is now worth $10 million dollars.
 
2020-11-25 2:38:17 PM  
Muslims are worshipping a meteorite in Mecca, so why not start a religion based on that monolith? Its more legit.
 
2020-11-25 2:40:39 PM  

lolmao500: Muslims are worshipping a meteorite in Mecca, so why not start a religion based on that monolith? Its more legit.


I have no background info on what the meteorite thing, but at least they are worshiping something older than 2000 years.
 
2020-11-25 2:45:43 PM  

thehobbes: Mollari: I'm sure that the engineering students who put it there are having a blast laughing at the rubes and semi-literate mouth breathers who think that this thing:
a) is a monoLITH
b) is anything other than a really good practical joke (a la crop circles)

weird they used pop rivets over welding it. Just a lack of craftsmanship.


When the super intelligent beings got here all they had to work with was Home Depot and Harbor Freight.
 
2020-11-25 2:50:51 PM  
Didn't find intelligent life in Seattle, so decides to go to Utah? Sounds more like the Derpolith rather than the Monolith.
 
2020-11-25 2:51:34 PM  
Wake me when they resurrect the dead on planet Jupiter.
 
2020-11-25 2:54:30 PM  
i.imgur.comView Full Size
 
2020-11-25 2:56:04 PM  
Jimmy Kimmel will emerge from the thing at the appropriate time.

Fark user imageView Full Size
 
2020-11-25 3:02:49 PM  
No intelligence in Seattle and their next stop was Utah?
 
2020-11-25 3:18:28 PM  

Ginnungagap42: ZAZ: The oblong object measures approximately three feet wide by nine feet tall and appears to be hollow.

In the book the ratio of sides was 1:4:9.

"And how naive to have imagined that the series ended at this point, in only three dimensions!"


1:4:9:16:25:36...
 
2020-11-25 3:20:30 PM  

Cheron: ZAZ: The oblong object measures approximately three feet wide by nine feet tall and appears to be hollow.

In the book the ratio of sides was 1:4:9.

with dimensions of 1,3 and 9 or 30, 31, 32 we can deduce that the beings that made this count in base 3 and most likely have three digits. best guess the blue-grey aliens from Roswell.


I was thinking the grey-blue aliens
 
2020-11-25 3:24:03 PM  

lolmao500: Muslims are worshipping a meteorite in Mecca, so why not start a religion based on that monolith? Its more legit.


beware this one:

https://imagecomics.com/comics/series​/​east-of-west
 
2020-11-25 3:27:37 PM  

thehobbes: Mollari: I'm sure that the engineering students who put it there are having a blast laughing at the rubes and semi-literate mouth breathers who think that this thing:
a) is a monoLITH
b) is anything other than a really good practical joke (a la crop circles)

weird they used pop rivets over welding it. Just a lack of craftsmanship.


Unless, perhaps, they needed to make it portable, and built it on site.
 
2020-11-25 3:38:32 PM  
It will disappear again.
As soon as it is done charging.
 
2020-11-25 4:37:04 PM  
There is no indication of the identity of its creators or their planet of origin.

.

There's indication.
 
2020-11-25 4:39:10 PM  
According to the Utah Department of Public Safety, "It is illegal to install structures or art without authorization on federally managed public lands, no matter what planet you're from."
 
2020-11-25 4:47:27 PM  

Truck Fump: thehobbes: Mollari: I'm sure that the engineering students who put it there are having a blast laughing at the rubes and semi-literate mouth breathers who think that this thing:
a) is a monoLITH
b) is anything other than a really good practical joke (a la crop circles)

weird they used pop rivets over welding it. Just a lack of craftsmanship.

Unless, perhaps, they needed to make it portable, and built it on site.


Or someone is misinterpreting gasporon extrodispensers as being pop rivets.
 
2020-11-25 4:51:23 PM  
Actually...
It is a fire stick.
Now that the last 4 years of nonsense are over, we can remove it and get back to antenna TV like god intended.

/ thank you
 
2020-11-25 6:14:56 PM  
Tonybee tiles in downtown St. Louis.
Fark user imageView Full Size
 
2020-11-25 6:27:28 PM  

orbister: [i.imgur.com image 357x470]


yehbut "monolith" isn't within the fourth-grade vocabulary that news programs strive for.   Whoever initiated the press release needs to keep that in mind.  May have to stick with "a large, metallic object - like a super-sized refrigerator - appeared in a Utah desert area...."
 
2020-11-25 6:39:50 PM  
My money's on troublemakers at a nearby community college.  Probably enrolled in an Industrial Arts class.
 
2020-11-25 6:53:52 PM  
thumbs.gfycat.comView Full Size
 
Displayed 50 of 53 comments


Oldest | « | 1 | 2 | » | Newest | Show all


View Voting Results: Smartest and Funniest

This thread is closed to new comments.

Continue Farking





On Twitter



  1. Links are submitted by members of the Fark community.

  2. When community members submit a link, they also write a custom headline for the story.

  3. Other Farkers comment on the links. This is the number of comments. Click here to read them.

  4. Click here to submit a link.