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2021-10-19 4:36:33 AM  
Should this headline make any sense? I don't get it.
 
2021-10-19 4:47:31 AM  

woodjf: Should this headline make any sense? I don't get it.


Which part doesn't make sense?
 
2021-10-19 4:50:21 AM  

woodjf: Should this headline make any sense? I don't get it.


You have to spay or neuter your hippos, you don't want to get too many unwanted baby hippos running loose in your neighborhood.
 
2021-10-19 5:23:12 AM  
Pretty sure Bukowski  penned those very words.
 
2021-10-19 5:36:14 AM  

woodjf: Should this headline make any sense? I don't get it.


Pablo Escobar - the notorious drug lord - had a zoo with four hippos. At some point, the hippos escaped and returned to doing wild-hippo stuff. Turns out hippos can thrive in a South American jungle climate and their population is now around 100. Columbia, the country, thinks this is bad. They're afraid hippos will out compete native species and fark up biodiversity. They want to find all the wild hippos and cut off their balls.
 
2021-10-19 5:44:21 AM  
Remember: you're only hippos for life.
 
2021-10-19 6:14:55 AM  
Makes you want to borrow a T-37 and strafe a river, doesn't it.
 
2021-10-19 6:30:29 AM  

Smirky the Wonder Chimp: woodjf: Should this headline make any sense? I don't get it.

You have to spay or neuter your hippos, you don't want to get too many unwanted baby hippos running loose in your neighborhood.


None of this would be an issue if Escobar watched Price is Right.
 
2021-10-19 6:33:35 AM  
A bloat, eh? Did not know that.
 
2021-10-19 6:36:00 AM  
Cocaine hippos?

Blow, blow, glorious blow
nothing quite like it..
 
2021-10-19 6:59:40 AM  
I wonder how they would do in the Everglades?
 
2021-10-19 7:23:17 AM  
Fun fact: Cocaine makes hippos hungry. HUNGRY.
 
2021-10-19 8:07:11 AM  

baronbloodbath: Fun fact: Cocaine makes hippos hungry. HUNGRY.


That would be funny if they replaced the little white balls with 8 balls.
 
2021-10-19 8:11:18 AM  

ethernet76: woodjf: Should this headline make any sense? I don't get it.

Pablo Escobar - the notorious drug lord - had a zoo with four hippos. At some point, the hippos escaped and returned to doing wild-hippo stuff. Turns out hippos can thrive in a South American jungle climate and their population is now around 100. Columbia, the country, thinks this is bad. They're afraid hippos will out compete native species and fark up biodiversity. They want to find all the wild hippos and cut off their balls.


Which is complicated by the fact that they are good at hiding in jungles, and rather large and mean, and get very cross when you try to cut their balls off.
 
2021-10-19 8:45:34 AM  

Smirky the Wonder Chimp: woodjf: Should this headline make any sense? I don't get it.

You have to spay or neuter your hippos, you don't want to get too many unwanted baby hippos running loose in your neighborhood.


...and don't get started when they are hungry, hungry.
 
2021-10-19 9:00:59 AM  

jso2897: ethernet76: woodjf: Should this headline make any sense? I don't get it.

Pablo Escobar - the notorious drug lord - had a zoo with four hippos. At some point, the hippos escaped and returned to doing wild-hippo stuff. Turns out hippos can thrive in a South American jungle climate and their population is now around 100. Columbia, the country, thinks this is bad. They're afraid hippos will out compete native species and fark up biodiversity. They want to find all the wild hippos and cut off their balls.

Which is complicated by the fact that they are good at hiding in jungles, and rather large and mean, and get very cross when you try to cut their balls off.


Add in the fact that they all descended from a population of four hippos. That makes them inbred, redneck hippos. Like Alabama hippos. Yeah, I'm not going anywhere near Alabama hippos.
 
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2021-10-19 9:16:28 AM  
My brother's-in-law friend made a documentary about those hippos a couple years ago. I think it is available on youtube.
 
2021-10-19 9:27:32 AM  
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2021-10-19 9:45:25 AM  
I remember seeing a story about this how the locals love them because they bring tourists to the area and hate the idea of them being killed or having their balls cut off.
 
2021-10-19 9:52:41 AM  
There is an argument that the hippos are recreating the ecosystem that was in that area prior to the die off of several large species of mammals thousands of years ago.
 
2021-10-19 10:00:18 AM  
Make it a gladiator sport. "Here's your knife. Go get em."
Welcome to the hippodrome.
 
2021-10-19 10:23:05 AM  
I'm always a bit puzzled as to why no one seems to have thought the hippos would flourish there.
 
2021-10-19 10:43:48 AM  

EL EM: I'm always a bit puzzled as to why no one seems to have thought the hippos would flourish there.


There is evidence to suggest that Senor Escobar may not have been a man who carefully thought through the ultimate consequences of his actions.
 
2021-10-19 11:07:37 AM  
Suddenly "cocaine!"
better than camels
 
2021-10-19 11:35:54 AM  
A visual representation of the problem.

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2021-10-19 12:07:45 PM  

ethernet76: woodjf: Should this headline make any sense? I don't get it.

Pablo Escobar - the notorious drug lord - had a zoo with four hippos. At some point, the hippos escaped and returned to doing wild-hippo stuff. Turns out hippos can thrive in a South American jungle climate and their population is now around 100. Columbia, the country, thinks this is bad. They're afraid hippos will out compete native species and fark up biodiversity. They want to find all the wild hippos and cut off their balls.


Ok I got it. It was the expansion pack I didn't understand.
 
2021-10-19 1:11:38 PM  

Hobo as a nerd: There is an argument that the hippos are recreating the ecosystem that was in that area prior to the die off of several large species of mammals thousands of years ago.


Yeah, I heard they were filling an open niche in the environment.  Not sure what Columbia's issue is aside from them being reactionary, as usual.
 
2021-10-19 2:03:59 PM  

Stud Gerbil: Pretty sure Hunter S. Thompson penned those very words.


ftfe
 
2021-10-19 2:07:14 PM  

woodjf: ethernet76: woodjf: Should this headline make any sense? I don't get it.

Pablo Escobar - the notorious drug lord - had a zoo with four hippos. At some point, the hippos escaped and returned to doing wild-hippo stuff. Turns out hippos can thrive in a South American jungle climate and their population is now around 100. Columbia, the country, thinks this is bad. They're afraid hippos will out compete native species and fark up biodiversity. They want to find all the wild hippos and cut off their balls.

Ok I got it. It was the expansion pack I didn't understand.


There are fridge magnets that come in packs that have the different word on each magnet and you get to make the sentences you want out of them, nonsensical or not. An expansion pack might include the words quoted in the headline.

Better?  :)

/ old and used to own a refrigerator
 
2021-10-19 2:08:22 PM  
I lost a bet over this other other day. My fiance said there were hippos in the Amazon, I said he was insane. I bet him our standard bet of head, and I lost.
 
2021-10-19 2:27:30 PM  

woodjf: ethernet76: woodjf: Should this headline make any sense? I don't get it.

Pablo Escobar - the notorious drug lord - had a zoo with four hippos. At some point, the hippos escaped and returned to doing wild-hippo stuff. Turns out hippos can thrive in a South American jungle climate and their population is now around 100. Columbia, the country, thinks this is bad. They're afraid hippos will out compete native species and fark up biodiversity. They want to find all the wild hippos and cut off their balls.

Ok I got it. It was the expansion pack I didn't understand.


Expansion pack for your putative fridge poetry set, which is kickass because it includes 'hippo', 'cocaine' and 'Pablo Escobar'.
 
2021-10-19 3:16:06 PM  
Can we agree it was a shiatty headline? Like I don't even care about the article at all.
 
2021-10-19 4:43:06 PM  

Cafe Threads: woodjf: ethernet76: woodjf: Should this headline make any sense? I don't get it.

Pablo Escobar - the notorious drug lord - had a zoo with four hippos. At some point, the hippos escaped and returned to doing wild-hippo stuff. Turns out hippos can thrive in a South American jungle climate and their population is now around 100. Columbia, the country, thinks this is bad. They're afraid hippos will out compete native species and fark up biodiversity. They want to find all the wild hippos and cut off their balls.

Ok I got it. It was the expansion pack I didn't understand.

There are fridge magnets that come in packs that have the different word on each magnet and you get to make the sentences you want out of them, nonsensical or not. An expansion pack might include the words quoted in the headline.

Better?  :)

/ old and used to own a refrigerator


Ooh, look at the fancy-schmancy Cafe Threads with a refrigerator and all.
/ has the expansion pack with "freddled" and "gruntbuggly"
 
2021-10-19 7:14:36 PM  
Can't they sell them to the Sultan of Zanzibar?

/Nothing is obscure on Fark

//but in case it is...
 
2021-10-19 11:18:59 PM  
Elephant-like animals once roamed Central America.  There were some hanging around as recently as 13,000 years ago.  Maybe even later.  Certain fruit trees like avocados can't seed very well in the wild without them (or something like giant sloths) and have to have some help from man.

I wonder if resettling some elephants in Central and South America would be feasible or if it would cause too many problems.
 
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