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2022-11-26 2:22:13 PM  
Welcome to the Fark Weird News Quiz!
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2022-11-26 2:46:22 PM  
Every time I think Tennessee is the most backwards state in the country, I need only to visit my sister in Alabama to feel good about the state in which I reside once again.

I passed by this sign last night and had to do a double take:

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Now where I come from, Swamp Johns is what you call your skivvies after you've been working in the heat all day and they're so bad you won't let your wife in the bathroom for fear she'd file for divorce on the spot and word would get out when the filings are made public, and your beer-drinking buddies would saddle you with said moniker rather than be supportive through the divorce. It's not something one would generally advertise, much less invite people to come and be a part of. And especially not defile the holy name of Sacred Heart.

As it turns out, punctuation is not the focus of learning at Sacred Heart. It should read "Swamp John's", the name of a popular restaurant in Red Bay, AL that expanded to the Florence/Muscle Shoals area and got into the catering business. They now have a food truck that specializes in charity benefits - if you pre-pay for at least 100 orders, they will come to your event and provide cooked-on-the-spot meals like chicken, fish, and shrimp for a set cost that you can sell for whatever you think the traffic will bear. Most organizations set the price to make about $5/plate, so a decent turnout can make $1000 in one night - plus whatever they can get for drinks.

However, and I cannot stress this enough, it really helps to use the correct punctuation in your advertising. Some of these people might think it's a contest and show up with some crusty boxers with more skid marks than Dead Man's Curve.

Anyway, take the Quiz and come back and tell us how you did and if you've noticed spelling or punctuation errors that kinda change the meaning of an advertisement.

Don't forget the Easy Quiz!

Good luck, and let me know if you have any issues.
 
2022-11-26 2:47:02 PM  
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2022-11-26 2:49:08 PM  
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2022-11-26 2:51:35 PM  
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2022-11-26 2:54:34 PM  
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I would like to see the job opening notification for the store manager position. "Must be good with people, effective at communication. 2 yr business degree or equivalent required. Advanced origami skills a must."
 
2022-11-26 2:58:56 PM  
I'M NUMBER 2!
I'M NUMBER 2!
 
2022-11-26 2:59:18 PM  
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That's one heck of a punishment for nipping a bag of pistachios.
 
2022-11-26 3:30:04 PM  
7/11 and my internet was down since Tuesday
 
2022-11-26 3:57:43 PM  
Missed one on each, I doubt my scores will stand in the top tens.

I occasionally visit family in the Carolinas, both North and South, and it seldom takes long to see a reminder of why I left.

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Actually, Raleigh isn't bad at all.  Chapel Hill even has a Trader Joe's.  But I have to drive 45 min west of there to get to my parents' house.

But, ugh, my birthplace on the GA/SC border is one of the circles of hell.

/no redeeming qualities except for the BBQ
//even that is cooked and sold by assholes
///mustard sauce ftw!
 
2022-11-26 4:03:50 PM  
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Well, $50 will at least make a small dent in the towing fee.
 
2022-11-26 4:08:46 PM  

bughunter: Missed one on each, I doubt my scores will stand in the top tens.

I occasionally visit family in the Carolinas, both North and South, and it seldom takes long to see a reminder of why I left.

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Actually, Raleigh isn't bad at all.  Chapel Hill even has a Trader Joe's.  But I have to drive 45 min west of there to get to my parents' house.

But, ugh, my birthplace on the GA/SC border is one of the circles of hell.

/no redeeming qualities except for the BBQ
//even that is cooked and sold by assholes
///mustard sauce ftw!


One of the things I find most interesting about this place is how cosmopolitan everyone tries to act in what was a Sundown Town (They had a cross burned on the lawn of the children's home in 1994 when the home accepted their first Black kids) - I saw the sundown sign myself in 1998 (it was apparently removed in 1999). One of the fastest growing businesses here is a chain of Bobo Tea shops that charge $7-10 for a 32oz cup of sugar water with "natural flavorings" and tapioca pellets, purchased by people toting guns on their hips like they're ready for pistols at 10 paces with anyone who cuts in line.
 
2022-11-26 4:18:52 PM  
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2022-11-26 5:38:35 PM  
Tried the quiz for the first time in a few months... still borked to hell.

I click on an answer and it takes usually anywhere from 15-30 seconds to load the next page (all the while, clicking down the time, so I barely get any credit for an answer).  There was, oddly, exactly 1 time (I believe question #4) where it loaded almost instantly.  Which happened the last time too.

Based on the url in the lower left of what it's waiting to load, it looks like some sort of ad service.  So thanks for that.
 
2022-11-26 5:44:57 PM  
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/ nobody reads that, huh?
 
2022-11-26 6:04:17 PM  

jake3988: Tried the quiz for the first time in a few months... still borked to hell.

I click on an answer and it takes usually anywhere from 15-30 seconds to load the next page (all the while, clicking down the time, so I barely get any credit for an answer).  There was, oddly, exactly 1 time (I believe question #4) where it loaded almost instantly.  Which happened the last time too.

Based on the url in the lower left of what it's waiting to load, it looks like some sort of ad service.  So thanks for that.


Please contact Farkback with these kinds of technical issues. Let them know what OS and what browser you're using. We really do want the Quiz available and easy-to-take for everyone.

I will say that clicking additional times actually makes the load start all over, which will take additional time.
 
2022-11-26 8:30:27 PM  
Well, as long as they'll be okay...

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2022-11-26 8:34:43 PM  

bughunter: I occasionally visit family in the Carolinas, both North and South, and it seldom takes long to see a reminder of why I left.


I vacationed at a BnB near Sparta NC and they had a big table for breakfast on the weekends.  I'd be there for 2 weekends and invariably there'd always be 2 or 3 'oh cool all white people I can be as racist as I want!'
 
2022-11-26 9:52:19 PM  
I wish more things were made from silk and viscose.  Polyester is a plague and the worst invention of the modern era.
 
2022-11-26 10:12:57 PM  
Sucked on the hard quiz, aced the easy quiz. They lived up to their names.

One of the alternate answers on the easy quiz made me LOL. Compliments to the quizmaster - you know which one it was.
 
2022-11-26 10:54:09 PM  

NM Volunteer: I wish more things were made from silk and viscose.  Polyester is a plague and the worst invention of the modern era.


Not if it makes a hair barrette cost $380.

https://www.gucci.com/us/en/pr/children/girls/soft-accessories-for-girls/childrens-square-g-cotton-headband-p-7193903HANN4169
 
2022-11-28 12:28:29 AM  
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