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Fark NotNewsletter: Google Redux - One Year Later
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A message from Drew Curtis:  
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Happy Cyber Monday, everyone!  We don't have any sales however, just a quick reminder - I know it's a couple of steps to go through, but if you can, sign up for either TotalFark or BareFark, and/or sign up a friend!  Here's why:
 
Last January we announced that we'd been having some issues with Google - tl;dr version is they shut off ads to all of Fark for several weeks over a misidentified sfw image.  We announced a huge subscription drive and the Fark community responded - without people signing up for TotalFark or BareFark, we wouldn't have made it through the year.  I can't thank you enough - without the surge in subscriptions we would not have made it through 2017.  
 
Incidentally, just last week we got our first warning since then about a user profile on Fark that was out of compliance for advertising - however, there has been progress!  This time we actually got a warning, and this time Google only turned off ads to the page itself, which gets next to no traffic anyhow.  Compliance was super easy, and we were able to quickly solve the problem.  So kudos to Google for fixing their compliance process!  
 
However, the ad market still sucks - everyone's fixated on ads served via a digital media version of a TA teaching a college 101 course.  We've all seen them - videos of someone reading you the story itself.  
 
All I want for Christmas 2017 is for you to sign up for TotalFark and/or BareFark (you can sign up for both).  You can also sponsor accounts for other Farkers - we did this so that the TotalFark community could choose to curate some its own members.  You can also sponsor me unlimited times - as an added bonus, next time we're in the same room together, remind me and I'll buy you a beer!  And whether or not you do one of these, please remember keep visiting Fark and tell your friends about us - that helps us, too!
 
Next week: Net Neutrality
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We now return you to your usual Fark NotNewsletter.
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Comment Mentions
 
The number of comments these words were mentioned in on Fark and TotalFark in the past week. Note: This does not mean they were the most-used words
 
Net neutrality - 676
Charles Manson - 258
LaVar Ball - 71
Egypt - 127
Person of the Year - 98
 
 
Comment Votes
 
Some of the top-voted smartest and funniest comments from the past week
 
Funny:
Peaceboy reacted to new of Charles Manson's death
Pocket Ninja explained how sex traffickers get their victims
bigfatbuddhist taught us all about hornets (read this post, it's a work of art)
ImOscar shared Norm Macdonald's reaction to Manson's death
The-Brain understood why a family named their poop removal business "Call of Doodee"
calufrax shared Donald Trump's reaction to Manson's death
Archie Goodwin was offended by a statement in an article about pegging
Brian Dead reacted with relief to a video about an exterminator's struggle with a hornet nest
foo monkey was unwilling to settle for just any television set
Naido thought that Charles Manson died just in time
 
Smart:
docpeteyJ noticed that a submitter was confused about sexuality
bigfatbuddhist taught us all about hornets
Gordon Bennett explained what the problem is with gentrification
Exluddite thought that Activision is full of shiat
JK47 explained not feeling bad about what was done to Native Americans
ArcadianRefugee suggested an edit to a New York Post article
JNowe appreciated the way a man handled some unwelcome fondling
The-Brain understood why a family named their poop removal business "Call of Doodee"
derpes_simplex argued that a woman's audio recording at her child's school wasn't illegal
bloobeary showed evidence that a rotating restaurant was an obvious danger
 
 
CSB Sunday Morning: School lunch
Smart:
 Thosw's mom went to great lengths to keep her kids from going hungry
Funny: GRCooper won a game using this one weird trick
 
CSB [Cool Story, Bro] Sunday Morning is a thread where Farkers share stories based on a weekly topic. If you would like to suggest a topic for a CSB Sunday Morning thread, please email dugitman.
 
Politics Funny:
I Have A Bo Burnham GIF For That reacted to Trump saying he should have left LaVar Ball's son in jail
TheMysticS had advice for Steven Mnuchin
PainInTheASP imagined Trump's conversation about "invisible" fighter jets
Troy Aikman's Giant Thumbs showed off a beautiful pie
Eddie Adams from Torrance thought that one thing explains Trump's behavior
 
Politics Smart:
ToastmasterGeneral wasn't impressed by one man's definition of "the swamp"
cherryl taggart talked about what it's like to spend Thanksgiving with Trump supporters
Glitchwerks recognized current events from a type of science fiction
mrshowrules discussed what it means if Flynn is or is not cooperating with Mueller's investigation
Pazuzu Smith-Jones had a message for Trump supporters at Thanksgiving
 
 
Contest Votes
 
Some of the top-voted contest entries from last week, listed from highest number of votes down
 
Photoshops:
Iggie showed that Farkers would use Burning Man to settle an old score
Yammering_Splat_Vector proved that sports are different in an 8-bit world
Alligator knew how to spread the love at Burning Man
RedZoneTuba showed the White House press secretary's side business
ParallelUniverseParking found the person who Burning Man was made for
Surly U. Jest took a mask for a sea voyage
Daddy's Big Pink Man-Squirrel made something that Farkers have no use for
There's a lot going on in this picture that #2 made
Surly U. Jest brought enough beer for everyone
wickedfish provided the perfect Thanksgiving beverage
Yammering_Splat_Vector made a creepy thing even creepier
 
Farktography:
No Catchy Nickname won Farktography Contest No. 655: "Autumn 5" with a fall waterfall ... fall
 
Farktography is Fark's weekly photography contest. If you would like to suggest a Farktography theme, you can contact Elsinore or stop by the Farktography Forum.
 
 
Beyond Fark
 
Sadly, three very well known Farkers died last week.
 
too-old succumbed to cancer. He was popular on Fark and he helped a lot of individual Farkers through hard times in their lives. You can read too-old's memorial thread here.
 
MorrisBird used to be a regular fixture on Fark before her health declined. She was known for her intelligence and sense of humor. You can read MorrisBird's memorial thread here.
 
grampy also succumbed to cancer. He was a long-time, prolific Photoshopper with a love of "Fark cliches." His work has been recognized in many Fark NotNewsletters. You can read grampy's memorial thread/Photoshop contest here.
 
 
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See Farkers up close in their unnatural habitats
 
Saturday, December 9th: L.A. Fark Party
 
 
Fark Headlines of the Week (brought to you by Blythe)
 
Thank you to our amazing submitters and our TotalFark voters!  We love all our submissions, but we especially love our Headlines of the Week.  These are the headlines that make us laugh, make us marvel at creativity, and make us look at a subject in a new or sideways way.  The kind of headline you can share with anyone and say *this* is Fark.
 
Here's a summary of our tabs this week for the NotNewsletter, and go here to see your Fark Headlines of the Week!
 
MAIN - check out the Headlines of the Week for the top nine - we had room for competition in Main this week!  We had tons of great articles, but the Thanksgiving week we were apparently more focused on content - instead of context and funny.  We still enjoyed this tab!  We're looking forward to more funny this coming week!  Enjoy the top nine gems - there are some great ones! - in Headlines of the Week.
 
SPORTS - thanks submitters for the gems in this tab!
 
GEEK - as usual, this tab is smart *and* funny, thanks submitters!  We took the top 6 for this tab this week.
 
ENTERTAINMENT - this tab was fun, take a look at the top three!
 
POLITICS - lots of great submissions this week, but not as many funny ones.  Our politics tab keeps us really well informed, but other weeks it's made us laugh more.  Even so, we still had some great headlines for Headline of the Week!  Check out the top ten!
 
BUSINESS - we had a few gems in this tab - take a look at the Headlines of the Week to see the top three!
 
DISCUSSION - we're loving all the discussion submissions - great Live discussions on wrestling, science channel, MST3k, White House briefings, the National Dog show, more... and more fun, general discussions like "Why I wish I drank more."   It's a challenge to make headlines for discussions both discussion-friendly *and* funny, but if you're up for the challenge, the field in this tab is wide open for Headline of the Week.
 
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2017-11-27 12:31:48 PM  
Fark cancer.
 
2017-11-27 12:32:35 PM  
Worth every penny in this age of fake newdz.
 
2017-11-27 12:35:53 PM  
All I want for x-mas is a Fark t-shirt.

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2017-11-27 12:36:53 PM  
Incidentally, just last week we got our first warning since then about a user profile on Fark that was out of compliance for advertising

What was posted or was it an actual 'user profile'....in any case, what was posted?
 
2017-11-27 12:37:03 PM  

KangTheMad: Fark cancer.


You aren't supposed to call out other Farkers like that.

Login:Cancer
Fark account number:30439
Account created:2002-04-02 14:14:51 (15 years ago)

Feel free to delete my post, Drew. I'm just having fun.
 
2017-11-27 12:38:05 PM  

BeotchPudding: Incidentally, just last week we got our first warning since then about a user profile on Fark that was out of compliance for advertising

What was posted or was it an actual 'user profile'....in any case, what was posted?



Look, I merely thought that other people should know how to avoid huge ships.
 
2017-11-27 12:38:09 PM  
RIP farkers 💔
 
2017-11-27 12:38:22 PM  

KangTheMad: Fark cancer.


I want to propose a change to the filter that allows "fark Cancer" to read the proper spelling.
 
2017-11-27 12:39:20 PM  
Sadly, three very well known Farkers died last week.
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2017-11-27 12:40:10 PM  
Has anyone considered how these pledge drives make us sponsored whores feel?
I get dragged into TF to dance & amuse you people like a sad clown and now Drew is dropping a big glob of guilt on my head!
I'M HURT, I TELL YOU!!
 
2017-11-27 12:40:25 PM  

meat0918: I want to propose a change to the filter that allows "fark Cancer" to read the proper spelling.


Unfortunately, the filters don't work that way. It would cause an infinite loop for changing Fark to F*ck and back to Fark again.
 
2017-11-27 12:43:21 PM  

DisseminationMonkey: meat0918: I want to propose a change to the filter that allows "fark Cancer" to read the proper spelling.

Unfortunately, the filters don't work that way. It would cause an infinite loop for changing Fark to F*ck and back to Fark again.


Damn.
 
2017-11-27 12:44:35 PM  
bigf@tbuddhist taught us all about hornets (read this post, it's a work of art)

Y'all should look up the one he did concerning house centipedes.

It is astounding.
 
2017-11-27 12:45:15 PM  

BeotchPudding: Incidentally, just last week we got our first warning since then about a user profile on Fark that was out of compliance for advertising

What was posted or was it an actual 'user profile'....in any case, what was posted?


Gambling ad this time apparently - it was fixed so fast I didn't see it
 
2017-11-27 12:45:20 PM  
Sorry about the profile picture - I just wanted to show that my huge internet penis was matched by my actual huge penis.
 
2017-11-27 12:46:52 PM  
Drew: ....

BACON!!!!!!

Where in the f*ck is bacon this week??? this month???

*sobs*  What has HAPPENED to Fark, man???
 
2017-11-27 12:48:02 PM  

mama2tnt: Drew: ....

BACON!!!!!!

Where in the f*ck is bacon this week??? this month???

*sobs*  What has HAPPENED to Fark, man???


We need bacon STAT. Crispy and chewy. This is not a drill. Send for the emergency ham.
 
2017-11-27 12:48:31 PM  

Drew: BeotchPudding: Incidentally, just last week we got our first warning since then about a user profile on Fark that was out of compliance for advertising

What was posted or was it an actual 'user profile'....in any case, what was posted?


Gambling ad this time apparently - it was fixed so fast I didn't see it


*waves paw*
 
2017-11-27 12:50:44 PM  
I am shocked.  Shocked to find that gambling is going on here. And I don't just mean at last call during Fark parties
 
2017-11-27 12:51:33 PM  
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2017-11-27 12:51:35 PM  

Smock Pot: mama2tnt: Drew: ....

BACON!!!!!!

Where in the f*ck is bacon this week??? this month???

*sobs*  What has HAPPENED to Fark, man???

We need bacon STAT.


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Bacon stats make me sad.
 
2017-11-27 12:53:43 PM  

Snarfangel: Smock Pot: mama2tnt: Drew: ....

BACON!!!!!!

Where in the f*ck is bacon this week??? this month???

*sobs*  What has HAPPENED to Fark, man???

We need bacon STAT.

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Bacon stats make me sad.


Always room in the freezer for bacon sales.
 
2017-11-27 12:54:47 PM  
Happy Cyber Monday!

/a/s/l?
 
2017-11-27 12:55:11 PM  

mama2tnt: Drew: ....

BACON!!!!!!

Where in the f*ck is bacon this week??? this month???

*sobs*  What has HAPPENED to Fark, man???


Bacon is like death and taxes, just wait a bit it'll happen
 
2017-11-27 12:57:02 PM  

Drew: mama2tnt: Drew: ....

BACON!!!!!!

Where in the f*ck is bacon this week??? this month???

*sobs*  What has HAPPENED to Fark, man???

Bacon is like death and taxes, just wait a bit it'll happen


Too much bacon and one of those things'll happen even sooner.
 
2017-11-27 12:57:26 PM  
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2017-11-27 12:58:51 PM  
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2017-11-27 01:03:48 PM  

mama2tnt: Drew: ....

BACON!!!!!!

Where in the f*ck is bacon this week??? this month???

*sobs*  What has HAPPENED to Fark, man???


1) Drew doesn't write the NotNewsletter (except when he does something like the intro today, which is labeled).
2) You'll get over it.
3) Bossy.
 
2017-11-27 01:09:22 PM  

Chris Ween: I am shocked.  Shocked to find that gambling is going on here. And I don't just mean at last call during Fark parties


I bet there isn't.
 
2017-11-27 01:10:26 PM  

uber humper: Chris Ween: I am shocked.  Shocked to find that gambling is going on here. And I don't just mean at last call during Fark parties

I bet there isn't.


What are the odds?
 
2017-11-27 01:10:54 PM  
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2017-11-27 01:12:11 PM  

GRCooper: uber humper: Chris Ween: I am shocked.  Shocked to find that gambling is going on here. And I don't just mean at last call during Fark parties

I bet there isn't.

What are the odds?


farkers
 
2017-11-27 01:12:33 PM  
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             Welcome to FARK
 
2017-11-27 01:20:28 PM  
Meh... got hit by a car a couple of weeks ago and no one seemed to care.  I guess I will have to DIE A HORRIBLE DEATH before someone does.
 
2017-11-27 01:22:45 PM  

real_headhoncho: Meh... got hit by a car a couple of weeks ago and no one seemed to care.


But you said the car was okay!
 
2017-11-27 01:23:11 PM  

real_headhoncho: Meh... got hit by a car a couple of weeks ago and no one seemed to care.  I guess I will have to DIE A HORRIBLE DEATH before someone does.


I had no idea. Um... thoughts and prayers?
 
2017-11-27 01:27:04 PM  

DisseminationMonkey: real_headhoncho: Meh... got hit by a car a couple of weeks ago and no one seemed to care.  I guess I will have to DIE A HORRIBLE DEATH before someone does.

I had no idea. Um... thoughts and prayers?


I need a new laptop.  Was going to get a second job to buy one but I'm so pounded that I can barely work my crappy morning job. Mind you I have been hurt worse by wiping out on black ice, but I don't bounce anymore.  I'm in my 40's... I tend to squish...
 
2017-11-27 01:28:55 PM  

Snarfangel: real_headhoncho: Meh... got hit by a car a couple of weeks ago and no one seemed to care.

But you said the car was okay!


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2017-11-27 01:34:49 PM  
My username looks so naked and alone without that TotalFark badge next to it. Just sayin'
 
2017-11-27 01:35:29 PM  
But yeah... fark cancer.
And fark people that drive like they own the road.
And fark Monday in particular.
 
2017-11-27 01:36:36 PM  

Gaboo: My username looks so naked and alone without that TotalFark badge next to it. Just sayin'


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2017-11-27 01:37:57 PM  

Gaboo: My username looks so naked and alone without that TotalFark badge next to it. Just sayin'


So...sign up.
 
2017-11-27 01:44:25 PM  

mama2tnt: Drew: ....

BACON!!!!!!

Where in the f*ck is bacon this week??? this month???

*sobs*  What has HAPPENED to Fark, man???


The Age of Big Bacon's unseemly influence over Fark is over.
Rejoice!
 
2017-11-27 01:45:20 PM  
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2017-11-27 01:46:58 PM  

kiwimoogle84: Gaboo: My username looks so naked and alone without that TotalFark badge next to it. Just sayin'

So...sign up.


And if you act now, you'll qualify for...
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2017-11-27 01:50:51 PM  

DisseminationMonkey: real_headhoncho: Meh... got hit by a car a couple of weeks ago and no one seemed to care.  I guess I will have to DIE A HORRIBLE DEATH before someone does.
I had no idea. Um... thoughts and prayers?


He lies. I was in the thread. Everyone was crying and posting crying ponies.
 
2017-11-27 01:52:27 PM  
Did I mention I want a Fark t-shirt?

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2017-11-27 01:55:40 PM  

cryinoutloud: DisseminationMonkey: real_headhoncho: Meh... got hit by a car a couple of weeks ago and no one seemed to care.  I guess I will have to DIE A HORRIBLE DEATH before someone does.
I had no idea. Um... thoughts and prayers?

He lies. I was in the thread. Everyone was crying and posting crying ponies.


Lies...
 
2017-11-27 02:12:32 PM  

mama2tnt: Drew: ....

BACON!!!!!!

Where in the f*ck is bacon this week??? this month???

*sobs*  What has HAPPENED to Fark, man???


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2017-11-27 02:20:06 PM  

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If it weren't for you, I'm pretty damn sure the NotNewsletter would have MANY fewer views, clicks and comments.

Thank you for all you do. :)
 
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