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2018-02-08 08:03:32 AM  
Could we just buy him the Lego version?
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2018-02-08 08:53:39 AM  
Back when I listened to shock jocks (15 years ago), I noticed that have of their jokes were stolen from Fark comments.
 
2018-02-08 08:59:45 AM  
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2018-02-08 09:01:56 AM  

Rapmaster2000: Back when I listened to shock jocks (15 years ago), I noticed that have of their jokes were stolen from Fark comments.


have/half.  Whatever.
 
2018-02-08 09:14:25 AM  

Rapmaster2000: Rapmaster2000: Back when I listened to shock jocks (15 years ago), I noticed that have of their jokes were stolen from Fark comments.

have/half.  Whatever.


Sex of one, have a dozen of the other.
 
2018-02-08 09:14:46 AM  

Rapmaster2000: Back when I listened to shock jocks (15 years ago), I noticed that have of their jokes were stolen from Fark comments.


Well, we're all drawing from the same reality. Maybe some of our jokes are just obvious and dumb ;)
 
2018-02-08 09:15:36 AM  

actualhuman: Rapmaster2000: Back when I listened to shock jocks (15 years ago), I noticed that have of their jokes were stolen from Fark comments.

Well, we're all drawing from the same reality. Maybe some of our jokes are just obvious and dumb ;)


True.  It's much easier to just riff on things than it is to create jokes from whole cloth.
 
2018-02-08 09:15:39 AM  

born_yesterday: Rapmaster2000: Rapmaster2000: Back when I listened to shock jocks (15 years ago), I noticed that have of their jokes were stolen from Fark comments.

have/half.  Whatever.

Sex of one, have a dozen of the other.


I would half corrected him if he didn't do it himself.
 
2018-02-08 09:18:38 AM  

Rapmaster2000: Back when I listened to shock jocks (15 years ago), I noticed that have of their jokes were stolen from Fark comments.


You're in Atlanta, right?  You're probably talking about The Regular Guys.  I noticed that too.  But that's back when Fark seemed like it might be relevant.
I bet shock jocks steal their jokes from Reddit now.
 
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2018-02-08 09:18:39 AM  

actualhuman: Rapmaster2000: Back when I listened to shock jocks (15 years ago), I noticed that have of their jokes were stolen from Fark comments.

Well, we're all drawing from the same reality. Maybe some of our jokes are just obvious and dumb ;)


Not always.  For years stuff that showed up on Jeanne Moos's segments on CNN were things that just HAPPENED to be on Fark the day before.  I have no doubt she was a Farker.
 
2018-02-08 09:18:55 AM  

BeesNuts: born_yesterday: Rapmaster2000: Rapmaster2000: Back when I listened to shock jocks (15 years ago), I noticed that have of their jokes were stolen from Fark comments.

have/half.  Whatever.

Sex of one, have a dozen of the other.

I would half corrected him if he didn't do it himself.


Would of corrected him.

Yeah, I get it, c wut u did

Mute pet peave on the boarder
 
2018-02-08 09:19:01 AM  
There's only one problem with this plan, as I see it. In the Roman triumph, a slave would ride with the general in his chariot and repeatedly whisper into his ear, "Memento mori": Remember, you are mortal.

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2018-02-08 09:20:23 AM  
Difficulty: most people wouldn't be throwing flowers...
 
2018-02-08 09:20:45 AM  

Rev. Skarekroe: I bet shock jocks steal their jokes from Reddit now.


Well, Buzzfeed gets their content from tumblr and 75% of political journalism these days is grabbed off Twitter. CNN's about 6 months away from livestreaming reddit threads, if we're being real about it.
 
2018-02-08 09:20:45 AM  

Rev. Skarekroe: Rapmaster2000: Back when I listened to shock jocks (15 years ago), I noticed that have of their jokes were stolen from Fark comments.

You're in Atlanta, right?  You're probably talking about The Regular Guys.  I noticed that too.  But that's back when Fark seemed like it might be relevant.
I bet shock jocks steal their jokes from Reddit now.


Yes.  Once I yelled at the radio "Hey asshole!  That's my joke!"

Those guys got shiatty fast.  Or maybe I advanced past age 25 and aged out of the format.  Or maybe shock jockery just died (it did kind of die).
 
2018-02-08 09:22:41 AM  

born_yesterday: Rapmaster2000: Rapmaster2000: Back when I listened to shock jocks (15 years ago), I noticed that have of their jokes were stolen from Fark comments.

have/half.  Whatever.

Sex of one, have a dozen of the other.


Fark really needs a "witty" button.
 
2018-02-08 09:22:45 AM  
Matt Bai's new piece on the parade seems more correct to me: Trump wants to return to his nostalgic 1950's when bravado and saber-rattling was the order of the day to prove how tough we are.

He's stuck in a moment most Americans can't remember, and he wants the rest of us stuck there with him.

You can see it in Trump's approach to foreign policy generally. A year into office, he's moving to restart the nuclear arms race that darkened the second half of the 20th century, and he's seeking billions more to ramp up conventional forces, rather than modernize them, in case we have to fight another land war on the Korean Peninsula.

Trump's personal taunting of the North Korean leader, his boast about the superior size of his "nuclear button," brings to mind America's bygone fixation with Khrushchev or Castro. All that's missing is the black-and-white TV.

About the only way Trump's foreign policy isn't lifted directly from the Cold War is that he just can't summon any real antipathy for the Russians, no matter how menacing they become. Go figure.


Add in a pinch of McCarthy hearings to prove career civil servants are secretly enemies of the state and the package is complete.
 
2018-02-08 09:25:46 AM  

Rapmaster2000: Back when I listened to shock jocks (15 years ago), I noticed that have of their jokes were stolen from Fark comments.


I'm pretty sure that the writers for NPR's Wait.. Wait.. Don't Tell Me are lurking around here someplace.
 
2018-02-08 09:28:27 AM  

Rapmaster2000: Back when I listened to shock jocks (15 years ago), I noticed that have of their jokes were stolen from Fark comments.


I originally learned about Fark from a local dj (non-shock jock), because he gave credit where it was due.

/Big Rig on 98Rock out of Tampa, Fl.
 
2018-02-08 09:30:26 AM  
He already wears the face paint of a triumphing general. It's orange not red but it's close enough.
 
2018-02-08 09:31:33 AM  

bainsguy: Rev. Skarekroe: I bet shock jocks steal their jokes from Reddit now.

Well, Buzzfeed gets their content from tumblr and 75% of political journalism these days is grabbed off Twitter. CNN's about 6 months away from livestreaming reddit threads, if we're being real about it.


and Fox News is basically parroting Infowars.
 
2018-02-08 09:31:48 AM  
Trump is trying to hide behind the military and nobody is buying it.  Not even Fox.
 
2018-02-08 09:38:59 AM  
Awww, I was hoping it was my idea of projecting the video of his hair trying to escape from the back of his head on the front of the Trump International Hotel in DC.

/still hope that happens
 
2018-02-08 09:42:27 AM  

Rapmaster2000: Back when I listened to shock jocks (15 years ago), I noticed that have of their jokes were stolen from Fark comments.


Colbert still owes for the Rachel Maddow Chicken joke.

/link in profile
 
2018-02-08 09:42:32 AM  

BeesNuts: born_yesterday: Rapmaster2000: Rapmaster2000: Back when I listened to shock jocks (15 years ago), I noticed that have of their jokes were stolen from Fark comments.

have/half.  Whatever.

Sex of one, have a dozen of the other.

I would half corrected him if he didn't do it himself.


Well, I was fin to ax him a question about it, but he fixed it.
 
2018-02-08 09:43:02 AM  
Speaking of things that float around...  (click)Choice lexicon, subs.
 
2018-02-08 09:43:43 AM  
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2018-02-08 09:43:47 AM  
FTA: Next in the Roman triumph, to the crowd's jeers, came the captured prisoners in chains: leaders, soldiers and sometimes family members, to be put on display after the parade or executed. Trump's triumph would feature all his foes, in irons: the "dreamers," NFL players who kneel for the national anthem, women who alleged sexual misconduct by Trump, the fake-news media, Robert Mueller, James Comey, FBI agents, Puerto Ricans, Trump's primary opponents, Hillary Clinton, Steve Bannon.

Jesus, Milbank.  Are you trying to give D2S a chubby?
 
2018-02-08 09:44:13 AM  

Rapmaster2000: Back when I listened to shock jocks (15 years ago), I noticed that have of their jokes were stolen from Fark comments.


Oh no doubt about it.  I know one DJ out of DC came up with a "joke" that was word for word a Fark headline.
 
2018-02-08 09:45:06 AM  

Grungehamster: Matt Bai's new piece on the parade seems more correct to me: Trump wants to return to his nostalgic 1950's when bravado and saber-rattling was the order of the day to prove how tough we are.

He's stuck in a moment most Americans can't remember, and he wants the rest of us stuck there with him.

You can see it in Trump's approach to foreign policy generally. A year into office, he's moving to restart the nuclear arms race that darkened the second half of the 20th century, and he's seeking billions more to ramp up conventional forces, rather than modernize them, in case we have to fight another land war on the Korean Peninsula.

Trump's personal taunting of the North Korean leader, his boast about the superior size of his "nuclear button," brings to mind America's bygone fixation with Khrushchev or Castro. All that's missing is the black-and-white TV.

About the only way Trump's foreign policy isn't lifted directly from the Cold War is that he just can't summon any real antipathy for the Russians, no matter how menacing they become. Go figure.

Add in a pinch of McCarthy hearings to prove career civil servants are secretly enemies of the state and the package is complete.


Meanwhile, everybody else is looking around thinking that it's some kind of trap before realizing that, no, Trump is this stupid and the US is going to lose a few years following the retard before we ditch him.  Trump's insecurity is now a matter of national security.
 
2018-02-08 09:45:18 AM  
That would make her the only person who reads the poltab. Plenty of posters, mind you, just not many readers.
 
2018-02-08 09:46:16 AM  
Oh for farks sake - give the ass a Treasure Bath.
History of the World, Caesar's Palace.
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2018-02-08 09:46:46 AM  

Officer Barrelroll: Awww, I was hoping it was my idea of projecting the video of his hair trying to escape from the back of his head on the front of the Trump International Hotel in DC.

/still hope that happens


I think we, as a nation, should just send him to that on Twitter.  He won't acknowledge it because it'll bring to light how sensitive he is about his failing appearance (ill fitting suits, shiatty combover, the fact that he's aged twenty-five years since he 'won') and generally how insecure he is about everything in his life.  Anything we don't know about him we will soon know.  That's the power of the presidency in action:  you open your life to the public, and you don't get a filter.
 
2018-02-08 09:47:06 AM  

OtherLittleGuy: Rapmaster2000: Back when I listened to shock jocks (15 years ago), I noticed that have of their jokes were stolen from Fark comments.

Colbert still owes for the Rachel Maddow Chicken joke.

/link in profile


Correction: here is the link:

https://www.fark.com/comments/9517388​/​Stephen-Colbert-does-a-spot-on-mockery​-of-Rachel-Maddows-tax-return-reveal#
 
2018-02-08 09:47:43 AM  
That would make her the only person who reads the poltab. Plenty of posters, mind you, just not many readers.
 
2018-02-08 09:48:27 AM  
Remember this moment.  This is the moment when we laughed about such absurdity.

You will need to remember a time when we thought it was ridiculous.
 
2018-02-08 09:51:39 AM  

bainsguy: There's only one problem with this plan, as I see it. In the Roman triumph, a slave would ride with the general in his chariot and repeatedly whisper into his ear, "Memento mori": Remember, you are mortal.

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The thing is, that's not the biggest problem. As I mentioned in one of the previous threads, you didn't usually get a triumph unless you'd just won a war, and we really don't want Cadet Bone Spurs thinking along those lines.
 
2018-02-08 09:52:18 AM  

Sin'sHero: That would make her the only person who reads the poltab. Plenty of posters, mind you, just not many readers.


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Then again, we shouldn't assume their gender.
 
2018-02-08 09:53:10 AM  

OtherLittleGuy: OtherLittleGuy: Rapmaster2000: Back when I listened to shock jocks (15 years ago), I noticed that have of their jokes were stolen from Fark comments.

Colbert still owes for the Rachel Maddow Chicken joke.

/link in profile

Correction: here is the link:

https://www.fark.com/comments/9517388/​Stephen-Colbert-does-a-spot-on-mockery​-of-Rachel-Maddows-tax-return-reveal#


Good artists borrow.  Great artists steal.
 
2018-02-08 09:53:53 AM  

Rev. Skarekroe: Rapmaster2000: Back when I listened to shock jocks (15 years ago), I noticed that have of their jokes were stolen from Fark comments.

You're in Atlanta, right?  You're probably talking about The Regular Guys.  I noticed that too.  But that's back when Fark seemed like it might be relevant.
I bet shock jocks steal their jokes from Reddit now.


Anyone who thinks The Regular Guys were funny needs a new brain.
 
2018-02-08 09:56:45 AM  
Oh yes, and i mentioned it before but Fox news steals IP from fark.com.

In the DFAC once having my brain raped by foxes.  Listened to the news stories they reported line item top to botton off the main page.
 
2018-02-08 10:00:45 AM  

actualhuman: Rapmaster2000: Back when I listened to shock jocks (15 years ago), I noticed that have of their jokes were stolen from Fark comments.

Well, we're all drawing from the same reality. Maybe some of our jokes are just obvious and dumb ;)


I've heard it too, from my local radio stations, as recent as just a few years ago.

Half the funny stories I hear on the radio is the exact same story I saw on fark a day or so prior, and several of the jokes I've heard on the radio I've seen in fark comments.

We're more popular than you'd think, and we have a reputation for not only being smart, but having some pretty good snark and humor.
 
2018-02-08 10:09:37 AM  

Mithiwithi: bainsguy: There's only one problem with this plan, as I see it. In the Roman triumph, a slave would ride with the general in his chariot and repeatedly whisper into his ear, "Memento mori": Remember, you are mortal.

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The thing is, that's not the biggest problem. As I mentioned in one of the previous threads, you didn't usually get a triumph unless you'd just won a war, and we really don't want Cadet Bone Spurs thinking along those lines.


I've been assured he has a very large button on his desk. Much bigger than other dictator's world leaders' buttons.

To be fair, I'm assuming the button they told Trump works the nukes looks like this:

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2018-02-08 10:11:02 AM  

mgshamster: actualhuman: Rapmaster2000: Back when I listened to shock jocks (15 years ago), I noticed that have of their jokes were stolen from Fark comments.

Well, we're all drawing from the same reality. Maybe some of our jokes are just obvious and dumb ;)

I've heard it too, from my local radio stations, as recent as just a few years ago.

Half the funny stories I hear on the radio is the exact same story I saw on fark a day or so prior, and several of the jokes I've heard on the radio I've seen in fark comments.

We're more popular than you'd think, and we have a reputation for not only being smart, but having some pretty good snark and humor.


Marc Maron gets into "joke stealing" in his old podcast interview with Robin Williams - back in the day everyone 'borrowed' jokes. The old school comics would straight up go up to each other "Ya doin' that farmer bit tonight? Can I use it?"

There are only some many one liner type jokes in the world and if multiple people are riffing on the news they're gonna come up with about 90% the same material. Just look at Colbert and Trevor Noah and John Oliver and Sam Bee. They're not stealing each other's jokes, they're just working off the same source material and getting to the same places.
 
2018-02-08 10:11:49 AM  

Hobodeluxe: [img.fark.net image 843x439]


Heh. I remember Keith Olbermann used to hang out here back in the day. Wonder if he's still around.
 
2018-02-08 10:14:14 AM  

actualhuman: They're not stealing each other's jokes, they're just working off the same source material and getting to the same places.


Well, that's definitely likely to be what happened here. When you're talking about a big military parade to satisfy the chief executive's ego, and when you believe the chief executive fancies himself an emperor, anyone with a modicum of Roman history education is going to think of the Roman triumphs.
 
2018-02-08 10:28:34 AM  
I just love the argument that this display of outright fascism is a bad idea because the tank treads will tear up Pennsylvania Avenue, as if that's the real concern here.
 
2018-02-08 10:30:07 AM  

rudemix: He already wears the face paint of a triumphing general. It's orange not red but it's close enough.


Here's an "Orange Parade"

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They're not exactly nice people, either

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Orange_​O​rder
 
2018-02-08 10:30:13 AM  

thisdaydreamer: Hobodeluxe: [img.fark.net image 843x439]

Heh. I remember Keith Olbermann used to hang out here back in the day. Wonder if he's still around.


not sure but I'm pretty sure some of the old Daily Show crew were covert farkers.
 
2018-02-08 10:35:09 AM  

born_yesterday: Rapmaster2000: Rapmaster2000: Back when I listened to shock jocks (15 years ago), I noticed that have of their jokes were stolen from Fark comments.

have/half.  Whatever.

Sex of one, have a dozen of the other.


Sith of one, half a doyen of the other.
 
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