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(Some Guy)   If your going to rob a bank, do not grab a beer at the bar across the street   ( divider line
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88 clicks; posted to Main » on 30 Oct 2002 at 8:24 PM (15 years ago)   |   Favorite    |   share:  Share on Twitter share via Email Share on Facebook   more»

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2002-10-30 03:50:37 PM  
What's with the plethora of grammar and spelling mistakes on Fark headlines lately?
2002-10-30 07:34:56 PM  
This is Fark! not english class.
2002-10-30 08:29:22 PM  
I think I'll stop in for just one....
2002-10-30 08:29:41 PM  
We is not needing an spellchekker ore grammerchekker for Fark! it is unnessasary.
2002-10-30 08:30:45 PM  
me fail english? that not possible.
2002-10-30 08:31:22 PM  
my going would never rob a bank
2002-10-30 08:31:24 PM  
It's a damn good thing that most criminals are idiots. Most of my law enforcement buddies tell me that crooks would be pretty hard to catch if they had any brains whatsoever.

That makes me think of a math equation that incorporates the Bush thread.

If criminal=idiot and Bush=idiot, then Bush=criminal.
2002-10-30 08:32:38 PM  
America's most unwanted at its finest
2002-10-30 08:34:57 PM  

the correct quote is "me fail english, thats unpossible"

sorry i am a simpsons geek.

also i would rather drink first then rob a bank i think it would be more fun, yelling at the cashiers with slurred speach.
2002-10-30 08:35:34 PM  
Sounds very Jimmy Buffett.

"We're wanted men! We'll strike again... but first let's have a beer."

For the love of God, that's just supposed to be a damn song. How can people be so stupid???
2002-10-30 08:38:59 PM  
Aqueduct_Pocket That's two consecutive threads you made me spit on the screen. Quit it! No, keep it up.
2002-10-30 08:39:53 PM  
If your going to write a headline, make sure you're not a moron.
2002-10-30 08:39:56 PM  
Wasting away again in Margaritaville, looking for my lost shaker of salt...

Oh, there it is...
2002-10-30 08:41:33 PM  
This guy is a moron. He should have stocked up on beer before the heist, gone home and enjoyed a cold one there. In fact, even if he wasn't going to rob a bank, he should still have had beer on hand at home.
2002-10-30 08:41:55 PM  

Fallacy of reasoning.

Tree=tall and skyscraper=tall.

2002-10-30 08:42:20 PM  
I don't think there's a tag strong enough to describe that level of stupidity. Here's my attempt, though.

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2002-10-30 08:47:18 PM  
If your going to make Hytes laugh, make sure you're name is Permafrost.
2002-10-30 08:49:11 PM  
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2002-10-30 08:49:31 PM  
At least the guy wasn't trying to dry his pot in the microwave. Maybe he's watched one too many scenes on TV where the thug/spy walks around the corner, sits down at an outdoor cafe table, and holds up his newspaper as all the pursuers run by blindly.
2002-10-30 08:50:23 PM  
I hate the Apostrophe Pansy.
2002-10-30 08:51:07 PM  
If your gonna post a profile picture do one that does not make you look like a trailer park queen.

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2002-10-30 08:55:40 PM  
I dunno.. And I may go to hell for this, but..

2002-10-30 09:20:14 PM  
lol..trailer park queen.

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2002-10-30 09:37:26 PM  
Trailer park queen?? Man yall got some maaty fine trailer parks dahn thar.
2002-10-30 09:46:41 PM  

I'm not saying she LOOKS like a trailer park queen, but she could have chosen an outfit and a setting that were a little less, ummmm, 'traileresque'.
2002-10-30 09:48:08 PM  

sorry dude

Flakeloaf, not Flakeload.

Although, I must say, Flakeload is pretty damned funny.
2002-10-30 09:53:57 PM  
Looks like she got talked into taking pics with her web cam. Who is that by the way??
2002-10-30 10:09:26 PM  
It's Permafrost.

And for the record, I don't see what the big deal is. She looks fine.
2002-10-30 10:27:39 PM  
UncleUrl Considering the fact that I'm in the United States Army, in a combat arms MOS, one of the only two females in my entire platoon, and 14 in a battery of nearly 100, and I'm keeping up you're going to need to find a different style in which to display your obvious inadequacy in the arena of grammar and your discomfiture at my discovery.

Besides, I've never heard daddy or brother or uncle complain whilst I'm bedecked with the dress.
2002-10-30 10:36:19 PM  
What's with all the weird things at the top of the screen?? Al Gore, some random dude, and even Will Shatner?? Why, Drew, why??
2002-10-30 10:41:37 PM  
Permafrost. Air Defender is an fine asset in todays Army. Your pictures show attractive assets also. Keep up the fine work in your service to our country.

One little nit pick though. In your profile, it should be spelled "ridiculous".
2002-10-30 10:43:55 PM  
OK, I meant "a". We're even.
2002-10-31 12:32:01 AM  
I agree with wee.
2002-10-31 02:08:02 AM  
Reminds me of the getaway lunch, invented by the thought gang as they philosphically robbed their way through france.

It worked for them!
2002-10-31 07:31:03 AM  
Somebody should correct the "Bob's Quick Guide to the Apostrophe" graphic.

While using apostrophes for the plural is, in most cases, incorrect, you do use apostrophes to pluralize acronymns (and numbers).
Thus, VCR's is correct, believe it or not. (The purpose of the apostrophe is to distinguish the plural from the rest of the acronym, so we don't invent a new one: VCRS)

Oakland A's is OK.
Oakland Athletic's is not.

Strange but true.
So if you're going to bother to make a graphic to correct people, get the facts first!
2002-10-31 09:18:26 AM  
Where do you people stand on the "adding an apostrophe after a name that ends in 's'" debate?

For example, would one write Jesus' disciples or Jesus's disciples. Strunk & White recommend the latter; but, I haven't made up my mind.
2002-10-31 09:25:30 AM  
Zilly, would it really be appropriate to write "VCR's?" In the United States, acronyms are capitalized (unless they're no longer recognized as acronyms: scuba, laser, radar, etc.) so there would be no confusion in simply adding 's' to make such a word plural.

Example: While the police were doing checks for possible DWIs, they found a man with three stolen VCRs, a DVD player and several DVDs.

Why would that sentence be incorrect?
2002-10-31 09:28:59 AM  
Zilly, one more thing. I can appreciate the fact that text in which all the characters are capitalized would cause confusion if the apostrophe were ommited. But, that seems the exception rather than the rule.
2002-10-31 10:20:59 AM  
Superfluous apostrophes get on my last farking nerve, but while I'm m acting lke an English major, let me point out that I'm also pretty darn irritated at the confusion between "your" and "you're" in the headline.
2002-10-31 02:41:30 PM  
Two things:

First, this guy is not a dumbass. He just liked jail better than having to work for a living. His crime was calculated to land him in jail.

Second, the rule for making possessive words that end in "s" has changed. Was I was in school, it would be "Jesus's disciples". But the rule changed. It is now "Jesus' disciples". Older books will still, of course, reflect the old rule.

Languages constantly change. Another change is the obsolescence of "whom" in favor of "who". In just a few more years, "whom" will seem as clumsy as "thine".

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