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(Miami Herald)   Dave Barry writes about - and we are not making this up - SlugBot and CondomFrog   ( divider line
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5422 clicks; posted to Main » on 13 Dec 2001 at 4:59 PM (16 years ago)   |   Favorite    |   share:  Share on Twitter share via Email Share on Facebook   more»

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2001-12-13 05:03:01 PM  
Kill dave barry
2001-12-13 05:12:11 PM  
Oh lord check out today's headline, already submitted and removed from fark
2001-12-13 05:12:52 PM  
See I told you all about the British Slug Bot and no one belived me - next step is those body harvesting robots in the Matrix!!!!
2001-12-13 05:19:46 PM  
why not a slug powered, slug eating robot that pisses off poison frogs with condoms while they're at it? scientists need to work together and share research in order to progress, or else we will never see this dream come together!
2001-12-13 05:24:21 PM  
When I fist read that headline, I thought for just a moment that he mentioned FARK in his article this week. Am I the only one that thinks that "SlugBot and CondomFrog" sound like perfect FARKer names?
2001-12-13 05:25:45 PM  
What's so unusual about our names?
2001-12-13 05:27:50 PM  
I submitted a SlugBot link months ago, but it was ignored.

There is also a guy out there who made a robot that runs on power generated from meat.
2001-12-13 05:29:55 PM  
Burber: That is really stupid -mya. That person needs to lighten up a little -mya.
2001-12-13 05:45:36 PM  
FoamingPipeSnake - Was that the SeanBaby article? I remember that. "Flesh Eating Robots Want to Eat Your Flesh!" Funny stuff.
2001-12-13 05:46:19 PM  
a good name for a rock band. har.
2001-12-13 05:49:02 PM  
"So there you have it: At long last, scientists have found a way, using condoms, to make poison frogs angry. I know I speak for all humanity when I say to the scientific community, by way of sincere gratitude: Please stop."


That is all.

-Got Spider??
2001-12-13 05:51:05 PM  
What tha FARK!?!?! Everyone should visit that website mentioned in the 2nd post. Is that stuff for real? If it is, it is very very scary. I think I'll buy one of the T-Shirts!
2001-12-13 06:04:46 PM  
MarnBeef has been around for a long time. I think they were even listed on Fark way back. It's not real, but they go out of their way to make it look that way. I wish they'd add a hate mail section to the site. I bet they get some hysterical letters. Of course, that would be a dead giveaway...
2001-12-13 06:08:15 PM  
Dave Barry is hilarious!
2001-12-13 06:11:44 PM  
"But the French are, for the most part, human, whereas SlugBot is a purely mechanical device"

2001-12-13 06:12:03 PM  
FishMonger: Yes, it's for real! (And you are a filthy sinner. Here we go again.)
2001-12-13 06:13:53 PM  
Yeah, hate mail on would be a dead give away.

They claim to sell dead bodies! Who the hell is dumb enough to believe for second that stuff is for real...oh yeah, FishMonger is apparently.
2001-12-13 06:22:45 PM  
Dave Barry *used* to be hilarious. Nowadays he's becoming a parody of himself. Somewhere out on the net there's a site that allows you to fill in your own content and write your own Dave Barry articles--it's scary how much they sound like they were really written by the man himself.

I did like his column right after September 11--he can still do poignant better than most people. But if I see one more "(blank) would be a good name for a band" or "I'm not making this up"...(shakes head in annoyance for a once-great humorist).
2001-12-13 06:28:14 PM  
Does anyone get/listen to the Phil Hendry Show - He always has over the top stories with a fake special guest (his own voice) and it always pisses people off so they call in not knowing it is fake! Funny SH!T!
2001-12-13 06:37:57 PM  
the French are, for the most part, human

too funny
2001-12-13 06:38:10 PM  
shoot that was already mentioned...darn
2001-12-13 06:39:42 PM  
I know I speak for all humanity when I say to the scientific community, by way of sincere gratitude: Please stop.

2001-12-13 06:47:58 PM  
This just in: Toy Monkey on Playskool typewrite writes material more worthy of reading than Dave Barry.
2001-12-13 06:54:06 PM  
Raijin Z, thou be'est a knave. Remove thineself from my sight. Bash not thy better, Dave Barry. Hail Hail.
2001-12-13 06:54:35 PM  
And read one of his goddam books, will ya? they're hilarious.
2001-12-13 07:35:48 PM  
Dave Barry rules,
2001-12-13 08:27:41 PM  
DB's books can be found between Erma Bombeck's body of work and The Family Circus' "Not Me" themed edition's in the Great Humor Spectrum -- and I am not making this up.
2001-12-13 08:36:58 PM  
How does boring crap like this get posted, but the 20+ links I post every day (5 or so of which are REALLY REALLY interesting) never make it?

"Katie Couric to be highest paid liberal propagandroid"
2001-12-13 08:50:15 PM  
Dave Barry used both "condom" and "sac" in one sentence, and not in a sexual way. That is impressive.
2001-12-13 09:08:37 PM  
Daz: The more you biatch, the less likely it is that one of your articles will get posted.

Winterhawk: They're called trademarks. Get used to them.
2001-12-13 09:40:05 PM  
I dont care what other people think. The man makes me laugh.

that is all
2001-12-14 03:50:32 AM  
Getting articles posted is mostly luck and timing. I think when Drew has enough articles for whatever time periods, he just deletes the rest without even looking at them. I've had dozens that I submitted that didn't show up, then got posted by someone else a few days later. There were also a number that I posted just for the hell of it, and was amazed to see used that day. I can tell you that whiners never get their articles posted, which makes perfect sense. Also, it's a lot harder to get anything posted these days, since the volume of submissions is so much higher now. Hell, Fb- has gotten 16 of his submissions posted in a single day.

And bear in mind, Daz... Just because an article is 'REALLY REALLY interesting' to you, doesn't mean that it isn't just retarded to everyone else. I doubt that I would have bothered to click on the Katie Couric one you mentioned, but I always jump on the Dave Barry stuff.
2001-12-14 04:27:15 AM  
I've always judged people by their amusement...
2001-12-14 09:24:19 AM  
Hi, this is Dave Barry. Here is my column. How about that wacky %s? Astute reader %s sent in this letter about %s. You know, %s would be a good name for a rock band. This reminds me of the time when I %s. I swear I am not making this up!
2001-12-14 09:25:08 AM  
Neapoi, Dave Barry made me laugh when I first read his stuff in 1987.
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