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(CNN)   Chad threatens to stop oil supply, stop wearing Dockers   ( divider line
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4006 clicks; posted to Main » on 15 Apr 2006 at 11:03 PM (11 years ago)   |   Favorite    |   share:  Share on Twitter share via Email Share on Facebook   more»

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2006-04-15 06:43:25 PM  
I feel ashamed for giggling at that headline.
2006-04-15 06:47:46 PM  
How's it hangin'?
2006-04-15 06:51:27 PM  
Extortion didn't work for Dr. Evil, and it won't work for this Chad guy.
2006-04-15 06:56:06 PM  
2006-04-15 11:05:22 PM  
So, am I right to assume gas will jump up another 20 cents next week?
2006-04-15 11:06:09 PM  
Who here thinks Iran should go to the store and get us some munchies?

If we were going to be invaded by anyone, I'm glad it would be you.

2006-04-15 11:06:52 PM  
Damn it! Kyosuke beat me to the punchline.
2006-04-15 11:07:09 PM  
They're just askin' for a liberatin'.
2006-04-15 11:07:34 PM  
I gots some gas right here..(o)..

Now if only I could convince mr. bush to check it out.
Then insert obligitory ghay joke here.
2006-04-15 11:09:24 PM  
the Sahel is so fcked up it's not even funny. Anyone here actually grasp the politics behind Darfur?
2006-04-15 11:09:59 PM  
Chad only began exporting oil in 2004... and apparently there is an estimated 2 billion barrels of reserves.

They export 225,000 bbl/day (2005 est.).... with 70% of total exports (not just oil, I guess) going to the US, and 20% to China.

/facts are good!
/cia factbook
2006-04-15 11:10:16 PM  
The best part about this is there is actually a guy named Chad in my class. I saw that headline, thought of him and said, "No Chad! They're Dockers!"
2006-04-15 11:10:28 PM  
What will the effect of this be on the price of oil?

2006-04-15 11:12:28 PM  
Yuppies like to give their children names like Chad
2006-04-15 11:13:05 PM  
I filled up last week at $2.64 (Madison, WI) and today I noticed that it was $2.81.

I wonder if it'll beat last year's record of $3.36.
2006-04-15 11:13:41 PM  
Well, I hardly grasp the politics behind Darfur but I know that recently the Darfur conflict has spilled over into Chad. The Sudan-Chad conflict or "state of belligerance" began late last year... mostly just rebel groups and governments going back and forth accusing each other of evil doings and such.

The coup attempt the other day has happened a few times before... I was expecting them to actually succeed this time.

2006-04-15 11:14:05 PM  
I'm starting to see a trend with these countries-
"Do it my way or I will fark with your oil supplies."
2006-04-15 11:17:21 PM  
Sounds like Deby just wants more cash from the World Bank so he can finance some more weapons to keep the rebels at bay...

Too bad this is just the sort of thing that causes people to overreact, raising the price of oil. Chad is a drop in the bucket yet it'll make a good excuse... /sigh
2006-04-15 11:22:28 PM  
who's chad
2006-04-15 11:25:59 PM  
Perhaps a little imperialistic talk from some of the big kids on the block will pull them back in line... nooo...

/Its never time for imperialism... :(
2006-04-15 11:30:35 PM  
Funny headline.

/glad I don't have a username that is a Fark cliche.
2006-04-15 11:33:00 PM  

I filled up last week at $2.64 (Madison, WI) and today I noticed that it was $2.81.

I wonder if it'll beat last year's record of $3.36.

My old boss, who's pretty good as a regional manager for a gas station company, is expecting higher.

He was cautioning that if something happens with that whole Iran situation, or anything else semi-major for that matter, he expects the squeeze to hit US$3.65-US$3.90 in the Appleton, WI market.

Glad I have a car I can afford to fuel at US$5/gallon. I did just get a newer used bike this spring too, ahh, 47MPG here we are...

Long run, short run, gas is going to spike, probably to record levels.
2006-04-15 11:36:11 PM  
what are YOU doing???
2006-04-15 11:37:58 PM  
-They call me the lord of war.

-You mean warlord

-Yes, but I prefer it my way...

2006-04-15 11:42:12 PM  
This just in: U.S. Breaks Off Relations With Chad

"In general, Chad is a good guy. He will help you move, let you borrow his VCR, or whatever. But when he's had a few, you just wish you'd never met him."
2006-04-15 11:42:27 PM  
Nothing can stop this bath of blood.

-You mean bloodbath.

Thank you, but I prefer it my way.

Not nearly obscure enough.
2006-04-15 11:50:55 PM  
This sounds totally reasonable to me. Do what you gotta do to keep your people alive. Nothing is higher priority than that.
2006-04-15 11:52:33 PM  
protonfury: what are YOU doing???

What are YOU doing?
2006-04-15 11:55:38 PM  
They keep saying Chad, but never what type. Is it hanging, dimpled, swinging, pregnent, or what?
2006-04-16 12:05:30 AM  
My energy funds aren't in the stratosphere anymore, they're in the asteroid belt, baby!!!!
So, how's that 10% a year house thing working out as an "investment", folks? Don't forget to mow the lawn and buy a new roof every ten years!!!!
2006-04-16 12:07:19 AM  

whoah look at Albreights face. She looks like OORLY bird
2006-04-16 12:39:02 AM  
I chuckled for a good 10 sec. Simple yet amusing.

/rock on submitter
2006-04-16 12:42:00 AM  
I hate Chads, and their striped shirts
2006-04-16 01:09:41 AM  
Chad is this well hung Florida swinger living as a house guest in Boca Raton.

He does not appreciate the insinuation of the application of suntan oil and the loss of his pants.
2006-04-16 01:41:38 AM  
Sergeant Tux:

That was teh funny.
2006-04-16 01:50:57 AM  
The curse of the name my mother gave me strikes again.

In school, it was the first day of class, when the teacher would call out "Chadwick" and everyone would turn around and snicker.

During the 2000 election, it was all "Pregnant Chads" and "Dimpled Chads".

Over the past 5+ years, it has come to represent the stereotypical white frat boy.

My name sucks.
2006-04-16 02:01:04 AM  
Quantum Apostraphe

My energy funds aren't in the stratosphere anymore, they're in the asteroid belt, baby!!!!
So, how's that 10% a year house thing working out as an "investment", folks? Don't forget to mow the lawn and buy a new roof every ten years!!!!

What are you cheering about. Most of that money is going to get paid out in kickbacks to politicos and top corporate honchos. If you're lucky you'll see (being nice) a 4%-10% gain overall. That's also assuming you unload at the right time. Meh, my money market does that good and I don't even have to watch it.

The only way to make a killing at the stock market, as an investor, is to be rich enough to play the margins on a large scale. That bars absolutely insane luck of course, but I don't consider the lottery a form of investment either.

Of course if you've got the cash to play the market at those levels, you're doing so for the sake of doing so. Either that or maybe to buy the new Bugatti.

I'm not there myself but still I'm:

[image from too old to be available]

I've started adding the souls of the self-righteous to my powerbase as well. I expect to be harvesting more right-wingers soon...
2006-04-16 02:27:18 AM  
OwnTheRide +1 for the hatred of our name. Chadwick is translated as the dairy farm of a warrior. I mean seriously, why?
The 2000 election was horrible for me too. Oh I'm a dimpled Chad? Yea, you're only the 200th person that's come up with that one...
2006-04-16 02:29:12 AM  
All right, both of you. I hereby rename you both, "Sue".
2006-04-16 03:52:32 AM  
what wrong with dockers?
2006-04-16 09:48:59 AM  
Hey now...
2006-04-16 09:49:30 AM  
Great headline, submitter. Good to start Easter with a chuckle.
2006-04-16 10:38:00 AM  
Someone is trying to hold the world randsom for "100 million dollars" and no Dr. Evil referance headline, submitter needs to surrender.
2006-04-16 11:44:11 AM  
Just another excuse for the oil corporations to pull the "supply and demand" card and increase prices. When will people learn that supply and demand is a cooked up capitalist phony "spook" used as a tool to raise prices? The real estate industry (in the U.S.)and precious metals industries are using the same technique to scare people into paying higher prices
2006-04-16 12:38:50 PM  
Ishidan: All right, both of you. I hereby rename you both, "Sue".

Compared to "Chad", that really doesn't sound so bad at all.

I guess I should count my blessings. If I was born a girl, my mother was going to name me "Denika".

My mother, she's a smart woman, but goddamn is she stupid.
2006-04-16 12:51:45 PM  
Nice headline.
2006-04-16 12:56:22 PM  
"Nobody move, or the ni... I mean, Chad gets it"
2006-04-16 02:44:34 PM  
ctrl-F "Todd" --> Phrase not found
2006-04-16 04:09:38 PM  
Ok, can someone explain the headline to me?

/Sorry I'm an idiot
//Spent 10 minutes searching google for references to this Cliche
2006-04-16 05:11:21 PM  
hillary: Time to dump the cars

Looks sharp, I like the red/tan color scheme...
Out of curiousity, how big is the motor? Mileage? Top speed? Does it have a standard transmission or a CVT?
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