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(WTFark)   Thin Mints, Samoas, and Trefoils are no match for Hot Lead. WTFark explains   ( divider line
    More: Obvious, Girl Scout cookie, the Basterds, WTFark, hot lead  
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4608 clicks; posted to Main » on 05 Feb 2014 at 3:19 PM (4 years ago)   |   Favorite    |   share:  Share on Twitter share via Email Share on Facebook   more»

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2014-02-05 03:44:09 PM  
4 votes:
The other issue again is that Fark itself isn't funny. The people who use it are. You wouldn't expect a comedy club owner and the wait staff to do good stand up, would you?
2014-02-05 09:45:28 PM  
2 votes:
please stop
2014-02-05 04:16:49 PM  
2 votes:
Constructive criticism:

• I got that the other ones were trying to do, highlighting Farker comments about a story, but this one doesn't even do that. This is just "there was a funny story in the news, and we did a 'recreation' of it." That's not really funny, or clever, or anything really. What was the goal of this one?

• The "recreation" itself was a one-joke concept, based on an extremely shopworn and cliched "Taxi Driver" clip. It is as lazy an idea as I could possibly imagine. If this is what "Fark" is supposed to be like, I would assume it's full of people spouting out of date catchphrases and extremely obvious, uncreative "jokes." If I saw that clip on something like Conan, I'd assume that the joke was "here was a comedy writer who just gave up on trying to be funny."

• I agree with the poster above that the host had a weirdly transfixing way of speaking out of the side of her mouth. No offense to her -- she was perfectly understandable -- but it was distracting.

• Enough with the jump cuts and pans in front of a green screen. These crappy production effects will date videos like this as emblematic of the '00s, as much as star wipes and fuzzy black-and-white slow-motion invariably dates things to the '80s. Save the money you spend on close-up reshoots and editing time and use it to pay for an actual set.
2014-02-05 03:55:04 PM  
2 votes:
Maybe if it was done naked, like NakedNews style, it would be more popular.
2014-02-05 03:45:21 PM  
2 votes:

Glendale: scottydoesntknow: What is this?

The powers that be are trying really hard to make FarkTV happen.

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2014-02-05 03:25:05 PM  
2 votes:
I gave it another try to try and help Drew out.

Why does the new blonde girl keep sneering? The delivery is better than the "oh God someone put me in front of a camera! Noooo" guy they had previously but... the delivery is still lacking. It's still hovering somewhere around high school kids playing around with a video camera and a video editing program. There's still a lot of split-second camera cuts and I kept getting distracted by the woman's right side of her face sneering randomly. Is it a twitch?

I appreciate that you're trying to do something different with Fark but... it reminds me of high school kids (or first year film students) trying to copy The Soup.
2014-02-06 01:04:52 PM  
1 vote:
I would like to remind Drew that TORTURE is prohibited by several international treaties.
2014-02-05 10:46:02 PM  
1 vote:

Stinkyy: Soon, we won't be able to comment on these, just like what happened with sponsored headlines.

I don't even see the sponsored headlines anymore. Just a blank space on the Main where a link might go.
2014-02-05 04:29:08 PM  
1 vote:

chitownmike: dj_bigbird: A badwords warning would be nice.

And holy hell, that was awful.

are you in grade school?

No, at work and when bad words blast out of my speakers (followed by gun shots), it's not so good.
2014-02-05 04:06:20 PM  
1 vote:

AgentKGB: CSB:

I was in the theatre to see the Hulk (2003) movie the day it came out. We'd just gotten into our seats when this local tv  news crew comes in. (Producer, Cameraperson, assistant). The producer goes up to the front, claps her hands and tells us that we're going to help each other out. She needs a minute or two of footage of really really excited people who are chomping at the bit to see this movie and in exchange we'll get free stuff.  So people did Hulk impressions, did the wave, cheered, hammed it up etc.

That's what this woman's delivery reminds me of. Someone put in front of a camera and told to "act wacky!"

Did you get anything cool?

WTFark is really stupid by the way
2014-02-05 03:54:01 PM  
1 vote:
I dont know who is making WTFark but it appears to be the soulless, humorless mods and admins.

fark off with this shiat.
2014-02-05 03:52:19 PM  
1 vote:
It's okay, Drew... Onion News Network blows donkey dicks, too.
2014-02-05 03:41:09 PM  
1 vote:
I liked it. And funnily enough, the first thing I did NOT think about when view the video was that the girl was too skinny.
2014-02-05 03:39:11 PM  
1 vote:
Anticipating a War Games like conclusion to this thread, allow me to fast-forward through the discussions of WTFark's baby steps and sidebar the occasional "compare/contrast reddit and Fark."

Fark reddit. How anyone can read that illegible gobbledy-gook, I don't understand. The comments on Fark are the best part.  So Fark wins, with or without video content.  Fark superior.  Reddit inferior. The end.
2014-02-05 03:35:09 PM  
1 vote:
Why does everyone think they have to have video on their site?
2014-02-05 03:34:01 PM  
1 vote:
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2014-02-05 03:33:14 PM  
1 vote:
A badwords warning would be nice.

And holy hell, that was awful.
2014-02-05 03:32:43 PM  
1 vote:
Insanity: doing FarkTV over and over again and expecting different results. -- Albert Einstein
2014-02-05 03:28:46 PM  
1 vote:
"Could not load plug-ins: File Not Found"

:/  meh.
2014-02-05 03:26:17 PM  
1 vote:
Let's be serious for a moment, who hasn't wanted to pull a gun on a girl scout after seeing the price for those cookies?
2014-02-05 03:23:08 PM  
1 vote:
Damn, that gal needs a sammich.
Or a box of Tagalogs.
2014-02-05 03:22:59 PM  
1 vote:
What is this?
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