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Vegas update and some of Fark's favorite Headlines of the Week for 2/20 - 2/26
Posted by Drew at 2011-03-01 1:28:57 PM, edited 2011-03-01 1:35:08 PM (29 comments) | Permalink
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We're still working on a lot of events associated with the meetup. Besides the big Friday night party and the speakers on Saturday, we're setting up a poker tournament (yes, Texas Hold 'Em and yes, Drew will definitely be in that one), probably on Friday. We're also working on several other similar group events; our objective is that you'll have lots of options to choose from and can pick what you want to do in any given day. Lots of ideas coming our way and we're sorting through the best ones now.
If you haven't booked your room yet, now is the time to jump on it. Call them today and grab your spot and you'll get the discounted rate.
One note, and it's important: if you already scheduled your room at Treasure Island, please check and verify that they associated it with the Fark block of rooms with the code FARKCOM. They're not showing as many as we're showing on our side as booked, and we don't want anybody who has booked to lose their spot because of a mix-up. For some of you who booked online, we heard that there were a few issues getting the code to work and we want to make sure that there aren't any hitches now.
Anyway, if you have event ideas, send them to me (Tony) or Melissa at our Fark emails (our name @fark.com).
Headlines Of The Week for Sun 2011-02-20 to Sat 2011-02-26:
British Gay Muslims are seeking rights to marry. And honestly, they were born gay, Muslim, and British, let's give them a break for once
Gaddafi says the people of Libya are "fighting a rock", which I guess means we need a crapload of paper
"Officers believe the bone may be connected to the missing persons." Well, not anymore, but still
Woman gives birth going up in an elevator. This would never have happened if she had gone down
FARK's favorite Warrior, Patrick Tribbett, is back in the news with another story that will make you want to kry(lon)
California plans to install a bubble machine, strobe lights, and "underwater acoustics" to keep salmon away from a wrong turn to the ocean. In unrelated news, California salmon now tastes like glowsticks
Fewer people sought unemployment aid last week, perhaps because of the amount of work involved
Disney worker arrested after filling guest's day with fun, adventure, penis
I repair elevators so I can buy meth, so I can repair elevators faster and buy even more meth, so I can repair EVEN MORE ELEVATORS SO I CAN BUY EVEN MORE FASTER METH
Man steals Model A Ford. Tries to cheese it but G men get the drop on him; cracks wise with coppers before singing like a canary and now he's in the hoosegow, looking at going in for all day
Canadian author visits his 2,500th pub. Says he has yet to reach the pint of no return
Gary Bettman supports the construction of a new hockey arena in Edmonton. Which is strange, since Edmonton isn't in the Southern US
Three arrested as cricket betting racket busted. In other news, there are apparently enough people who understand the game to actually make wagers on it
KC Chiefs team delayed over white substance unknown to players. No, it was not the goal line
Watson goes on-line Aug. 4, 2011. Humans are removed from radiology and law. Watson begins to learn at a geometric rate. It becomes self-aware at 2:14 a.m. EST, Aug. 29. In a panic, they try to pull the plug
Scientists theorize newly-discovered 'Thunder Thighs' dinosaur delivered fierce kicks, avoided swimsuits
R2 going to the ISS to fix power couplings, hyperdrive, and annoy 3PO
Lo ks l ke the Veriz n iPho e 4 has somethin in co mon wit the AT& iPho e 4
Hacker writes easy-to-use Mac trojan. 5% OF EVERYBODY PANIC
Bell Biv Devoe to jam with Jimmy Fallon. This is the most exciting news from 1998 yet
Katy Lexus Perry Geico defends Snickers product Neutrogena placement Tylenol in Coca-Cola music Dunkin' Donuts videos
Farrelly brothers say they plan to start 'Stooges' soon, but admit nothing is soiten yet
Emanuel elected new mayor of Chicago with 107% of the vote
Democrats surrender preemptively on major policy decision. This is not a repeat from always
Crazy people don't think Glenn Beck is crazy. See comments
Daft Punk partners with Coke. Amy Winehouse inconsolable
MTV launches O Music Awards without saying what the "O" stands for. That's okay, no one knows what the "M" stands for either
Yo, Kanye. I'm really happy for you, and I'mma let you finish, but your music video is one of the most seizure-inducing of all time. OF ALL TIME
Alibaba executives resign amid controversy that their board of directors is nothing more than a band of 40 thieves
Apple beats off British question on who comes after Steve, won't hand Jobs' role to just any jack off the street but assure investors no one will juggle the baton. Whoever winds up handling the firm, it'll most likely be a Yank
FRITO-LAY UNVEILS QUIETER SUN CHIPS BAG
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