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(MSNBC)   Henry Earl's fame spreads to Newsweek. Fark mentioned   (msnbc.msn.com) divider line
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16444 clicks; posted to Main » on 26 Feb 2004 at 3:27 PM (18 years ago)   |   Favorite    |   share:  Share on Twitter share via Email Share on Facebook



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2004-02-26 3:42:55 PM  
This guy is every alcoholic's role model.
 
2004-02-26 3:44:14 PM  
Popular news site. Awesome.

Gimme a beer.
 
2004-02-26 3:45:04 PM  
You go Earl!
 
2004-02-26 3:45:15 PM  
Nice. Congrats, Drew
 
2004-02-26 3:45:48 PM  
I thought he designed cars for Ford.
 
2004-02-26 3:46:02 PM  
Enjoy your 15 minutes, Henry, you've earned it!
 
2004-02-26 3:46:23 PM  
Y'ALL ARE BRUTALIZIN' ME !!!!!
[image from jail.lfucg.com too old to be available]
 
2004-02-26 3:46:41 PM  
Cheers to Henry! :P
 
2004-02-26 3:48:02 PM  
It's good to see Henry get some national exposure in the mainstream media. I check out one of the sites almost daily to see if he is free or not. I've even considered visiting Lexington to try to meet him. Go Henry- you are a role model to us imbibers.
 
2004-02-26 3:48:18 PM  
How is it I spend the majority of my day refreshing this page, yet I've never heard of this guy?
 
2004-02-26 3:48:33 PM  
Was it just me or is the article farked?
 
2004-02-26 3:48:43 PM  
"But fames 15 minutes, as is their want, are swiftly ticking away. People will forget about Earl when the next giant Cheeto is discovered on eBay, when the next dancing baby minces along."

So poetic.
 
2004-02-26 3:50:11 PM  
He is one of Barts people now.
 
2004-02-26 3:50:49 PM  
I remember Henry's first time on Fark...I'm getting misty.
 
2004-02-26 3:50:56 PM  
Who the fark is Henry Earl?
 
2004-02-26 3:51:03 PM  
WTG Henry!

Nice journalism referring to the American Idol kid as " the lovablke dork". Please begin referring to Newsweek as "that elitist rag".
 
2004-02-26 3:53:03 PM  
Shouldn't that be famous not-news site FARK?
 
2004-02-26 3:53:54 PM  
Would some one please post a link so I can RTFA :)
 
2004-02-26 3:54:09 PM  
Get your updated Henry Earl stats here.
 
2004-02-26 3:55:46 PM  
They have been circulated widely through online chat rooms and blogs (most notably on the popular news site Fark.com). . .

I love that they refer to Fark as a "news site." Didn't they read the Fark slogan, "It's not news, it's Fark.com"
 
2004-02-26 3:56:49 PM  
That jail site is gonna get FARKED!!! MSN linked to it
 
2004-02-26 3:57:15 PM  
Henry Earl is my hero.
 
2004-02-26 3:57:41 PM  
Interesting until they started biatching about wringing hands and moaning about it's a real problem, etc.
 
2004-02-26 3:58:21 PM  
Henry Earl, we'll never forget ye!! *sniffle*
 
2004-02-26 3:59:14 PM  
The man walks around with fried chicken in his pockets.

Awesome.
 
2004-02-26 4:00:24 PM  
Does any one have another link to the story?
 
2004-02-26 4:00:54 PM  
It's good to see Henry get some national exposure in the mainstream media. I check out one of the sites almost daily to see if he is free or not. I've even considered visiting Lexington to try to meet him. Go Henry- you are a role model to us imbibers.

Um right. I like a good internet celebrity as much as the next guy, but Henry Earl is one poor bastard who's wasted his life as an alcoholic homeless person. It's just a little disturbing to see people treating him as a source of amusement. Call me a tight ass if you like, but I feel sorry for the guy, even if he is an adult making his own decisions (as the story rightly points out).
 
2004-02-26 4:02:50 PM  
Actually, the story says it better than I did:

People will forget about Earl when the next giant Cheeto is discovered on eBay, when the next dancing baby minces along. And perhaps thats the real shame, because life won't change for the man himself.
 
2004-02-26 4:04:15 PM  
I'll call you a tight END No Such Agency.
 
2004-02-26 4:05:24 PM  
Funny and sad at the same time. He's still going to die some day, drunk, broke and alone in a ditch somewhere.

That being said, I wish to heck that the drunks in my 'hood had half the class Henry does. They're much more stereotypical: surly, stinky, at least half-crazed and filthy. None of them can dance worth a shiat, either. And I'm getting damn tired of seeing them take their dumps in the bushes across from my building, too. If Henry moves to my city, I'll buy him a few bottles, just so his influence raises the bar for the rest of them. So to speak.
 
2004-02-26 4:05:27 PM  
But fames 15 minutes, as is their want, are swiftly ticking away.

no way man.. as long as he keeps getting arrested..
 
2004-02-26 4:05:42 PM  
Jails deputy director, Don Leach:

The good people of Fayette County must fork over $62. "It would actually be cheaper if we were to get him a cheap hotel room and supply him with Mad Dog 20/20."

Best part of the article.
 
2004-02-26 4:06:17 PM  
As is their wont, not "want".
 
2004-02-26 4:07:07 PM  
Now when Earl enters a bar (a habit as hard to break as digital encryption), he is hounded for an autograph.

Well done, Brian Braiker.
 
2004-02-26 4:07:16 PM  
I wonder if Fark's gonna get Farked, being referenced so glowingly by MSN.

I predict a flooding of trollish newbs. Even more so than usual.
 
2004-02-26 4:08:45 PM  
anyone have change for a thigh?
 
2004-02-26 4:08:53 PM  
ALL his images on one page!

#49 is the winner!

[image from jail.lfucg.com too old to be available]

A jack of all trades - he's even INVISIBLE!
 
2004-02-26 4:09:19 PM  
Unavailable for comment:

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2004-02-26 4:09:49 PM  
Boston's Henry Earl:
[image from froghouse.org too old to be available]
 
2004-02-26 4:10:20 PM  
Every time fark linked to lexington the server crashed....we should be proud
 
2004-02-26 4:10:48 PM  
HERO
 
2004-02-26 4:10:56 PM  
"People will forget about Earl when the next giant Cheeto is discovered on eBay, when the next dancing baby minces along. And perhaps thats the real shame, because life won't change for the man himself."

Apparently Newsweek doesn't have the word "hypocricsy" in their dictionary? They bemoan the public for doing this in a story they are publishing...Well since theres so much room on the band wagon....lets just jump on.

change their name from "elitist rag" to "hypocritical elist rag".

Do you think this guys life is better or worse for the recognition. I think better. Gets a little taste of self esteem which he's probably not had a whole lot of. Some locals will look out for him. Let him have a little celebrity and a little fun.
 
2004-02-26 4:13:15 PM  
mosseltoff henry
 
2004-02-26 4:13:46 PM  
I wonder if Henry Earl's liver is permanently saturated with pure alcohol?

*scratches head while taking a big swig
 
2004-02-26 4:14:39 PM  
Because then who will be around to buy Earl that apple wine and spend one more night in jail with him?


Um, weren't those very lyrics written by girls two years ago, long before he became known nationally?
 
2004-02-26 4:14:48 PM  
Radworld4, chill dude. it's funny, and Newsweak didn't have to do the story and they seem to be pretty pro-Henry (while covering their arses at the same time, tricky line to walk [not as tricky as the line henry earl has to walk when he's drunk, but you know...]).
 
2004-02-26 4:15:05 PM  
In college we had one of these drunken mascot guys, Bob the Drunk, who slept in our bathtub, which was located off the communal kitchen. He could break into anything and would break into our house whenever he got too cold or wasn't passed out in a ditch. Bob the Drunk could get pretty nasty. He wasnt the kind of guy you could just ask to leave. If Bob the Drunk showed up at your party unannounced you sat him down in a washable chair (preferably patio furniture) and prayed that he didnt drink all the liquor before you refreshed you cocktail.

He would drink absolutely anything and wake up every morning in a pool of his own urine and smoked Pall Mall straights to the point that his hands were brown stains. I think he had three teeth. He once sang "Fever" with my band backing him up. He was actually pretty good, but then he went on some sort of D.T. induced rampage and punched some cute little punk rock kid in the side of the head.

Once my friends girlfriend was discussing her self-defense class and he went into some time warp flashback about his boxing days and laid her out with one uppercut. Bob the Drunk was a real dick.

It was not cool.
 
wib
2004-02-26 4:15:46 PM  
love the next giant cheeto stuff
 
2004-02-26 4:17:18 PM  
Sad.

In other news, pot remains illegal, resulting in 700,000 arrests a year.
 
2004-02-26 4:18:45 PM  
Free Henry Earl!
 
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