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(ABC News)   Reporter discovers latest crazes: "Blogging" and "The Charleston"   ( divider line
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2005-10-19 8:03:41 PM  
Everyone is put on Earth for a purpose.

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Ric Romero

Unfortunately, for some of us, it's ending up as fodder for Fark.

2005-10-19 8:13:42 PM  
Now that's some ground-reaking journalism. Maybe he's just the right guy to break that whole Iran-Contra story wide open.
2005-10-19 8:15:29 PM  
I hate blogs. Almost as much as I hate jam bands.
2005-10-19 8:20:59 PM  
Anyone with a computer can become their own publisher on the internet.

14,000,000 blogs already and 80,000 new ones each day (according to This thing is gonna' catch on soon.

Fark is on their top 100 list

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2005-10-19 8:35:46 PM  
Whoa, whoa, whoa. Let's not get too bogged down with technical terminology here.

Firstly, what is this "internet" of which you speak? Where can I buy a copy of it for my computer?
2005-10-19 8:38:04 PM  
Do the Jitterbug
2005-10-19 8:38:41 PM  
HA!  [image from too old to be available] HA!

I'm using the internet!!1!

2005-10-19 8:39:40 PM  
I blogged once, but I slipped and fell in the lubricant and I threw out my back. Never again.
2005-10-19 8:40:00 PM  
Amazing how the two so often go hand in hand.
2005-10-19 8:40:23 PM  
Love the headline, submitter.
2005-10-19 8:40:32 PM  
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I'm not a baby, I'm a MAN, I am an ANCHORMAN! I'm a man who discovered the wheel and built the Eiffel Tower out of metal and brawn. That's what kind of man I am. You're just a woman with a small brain. With a brain a third the size of us. It's science.
2005-10-19 8:41:10 PM  
Oddly enough, I've been blogging for a few years, but have just recently learned how to Charleston (seriously).
2005-10-19 8:41:22 PM  
I can't for his next story, on the sale explosion of 28.8 kbps modems !
2005-10-19 8:41:45 PM  
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Invest in BetaMax!!!
2005-10-19 8:42:35 PM  
Its known as blogging
Oh, really? "Its known as blogging... what?" What about its "known as blogging"?
2005-10-19 8:42:43 PM  
This used to be all orange groves, far as the eye can see!
2005-10-19 8:43:09 PM  
I blog, therefore, I Charleston.
2005-10-19 8:43:29 PM  
Welcome to the world of tomorrow!

/next article: "Sliced bread - no longer a pipedream!"
2005-10-19 8:43:31 PM  
"Now is that the Charleston as in West Virginia, or South Carolina?" -- FEMA
2005-10-19 8:43:44 PM  
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Vote Reagan/Bush in '08!
2005-10-19 8:43:50 PM  
Ric may a moran, but who was the farking editor who allowed this to be published?

Next up on ABC Evening news: "Scientists discovery new phenomenon they have termed 'gravity'."
2005-10-19 8:44:52 PM  
Mr. Klaw, no.

Veronica and I trying this new fad called uh, blogging.
2005-10-19 8:44:53 PM  
What are these blogs you speak of? Are they for pornography? Will they tell me what a camel toad is???
2005-10-19 8:45:25 PM  
Just so you all know, I actually work for Ric Romero and you guys need to do some research on this subject of blogging and the internet before you open your mouths and spew misinformation. Some farkers might read your comments and get the wrong idea.
2005-10-19 8:45:30 PM  
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AIDS no longer just a gay thing!
Sex causes pregnancy!
Condoms designed to reduce risk of STDs!
Airplanes can fly!

/this is fun.
2005-10-19 8:45:37 PM  
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Even I think Ric Romero's a little behind.
2005-10-19 8:46:30 PM  
My Live Journal can kick your Live Journals' ass.


RichardPye Good one. ;)
2005-10-19 8:46:48 PM  

Can you get these "blogs" at best buy? I want to purchase several.
2005-10-19 8:47:06 PM  
People have been blogging for years. The only difference is that now we have a name for it.

\\Bush hates left slashes
2005-10-19 8:47:12 PM  
In Vietnam you could get a good blogging for 5 dollars.
2005-10-19 8:48:22 PM  
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This just in: The sky is blue!
2005-10-19 8:48:50 PM  
Next week: You can use "Google" which is a "search engine" to find things on the "internet". You just "type" in whatever it is you want to read about, and then push the "enter" button. One of my coworkers showed me how it only took a few seconds!
2005-10-19 8:50:24 PM  
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Hello and welcome to last week! I'm Ric Romero.
2005-10-19 8:51:19 PM  

Woah there killer. Who told you about the interwebs. My Prodigy guy told me tto keep them secret or else my computer would be "hacked" God I hope one of those hat guys...umm.. what where they "black hats" don't go and smash my AT. I paid good "money" for this. Apparently I can go and get more of this "money" as you people call it if I go to some place every day and just do stuff.
2005-10-19 8:51:38 PM  
In other news: People across the world begin attributing seemingly random events to mysterious being they refer to as "God".
2005-10-19 8:52:00 PM  
Kind of reminds me of Tom Tucker

"Coming up next, the clitoris: Nature's Rubicks cube."

/even has the moustache
2005-10-19 8:52:12 PM  
"Tommorow: is the O.J. Simpson jury ready to decide their verdict ?"
2005-10-19 8:52:28 PM  
In other news.... President Kennedy has been shot!

/and we've landed on the moon!
2005-10-19 8:52:38 PM  
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2005-10-19 8:53:20 PM  
In Russia, internet blogs you!

/tired cliche
/couldn't resist
/trying hard to fit in
2005-10-19 8:53:45 PM  
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"Ricky McFly... We must go BACK to the FUTURE!"
2005-10-19 8:53:46 PM  
/next article: "Sliced bread - no longer a pipedream!"

Laughed 'til office mate asked wtf.
2005-10-19 8:54:18 PM  
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(Dick Pye wins the thread btw...)
2005-10-19 8:56:38 PM  
I didn't tell anyone about my new blogsite. but, within a few hours after Chris set up my account, three web surfers found it, and posted a note on my blog, welcoming me to the exploding blog community.

Ooookaaay... which three of you did it? Sickos.
2005-10-19 8:56:48 PM  
Last year, there was a Dateline or some other irrelevant trying to be a show describing the latest internet scam: Porn Dialers!

So, at least ol' Rick is on the far edge of the bell curve when it comes to news shows being in tune with the Intarweb. Sure, he's pretty far up the curve, but unfortunately, he's not on the trailing edge.

It seems that even radio is more up to date than most television news shows. I mean, if I miss a day of Fark in the office, I can always catch it on the drive home from Deminski and Doyle in Detroit (who actually have cited fark on air a couple of times, instead of just ripping them off all the time)
2005-10-19 8:57:38 PM  
Jack Rabbit: Amazing how the two so often go hand in hand.

Jam bands and blogs or lube and back injury?
2005-10-19 8:57:48 PM  
It's of course great that you can post your thoughts and opinions on the internet for all to read, but what I don't get is why its such a big deal to the news media?

Could it be they are shocked that people actually have opinions? Could it be they are surprised that ANYONE can put their opinion on a device that anyone in the world can read at anytime? Which, prior to the internet, was something only they could do.
2005-10-19 8:58:03 PM  
The local ABC affiliate here in Richmond occasionally does this incredibly stupid thing where they literally surf the net on the news. Basically it's as if someone surfs sites similar to FARK (sadly, never FARK itself) and then they show the computer screen on the television. Seriously.

And just to be even stupider they will then surf message boards and read the posts concerning current events! I'm not making it up, I swear. The newscaster stands next to a laptop during this segment!

I really hope one day they load a FARK message thread on the air.....
2005-10-19 8:58:21 PM  
Oh,what the hell,I'll give it a shot:

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"...So I'm using this awesome 486DX2 with 16 megs of killer RAM,and this kick-ass 450 MEG hard drive! And you won't believe this blinding speed!"
2005-10-19 8:59:07 PM  
hey, Ric Romero:

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