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Fark NotNewsletter: Would you rather listen to cicadas, a vuvuzela, or screaming goats?
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Some of the top-voted smartest and funniest comments from the past week

Funny:
Abe Vigoda's Ghost showed us what "Disaster Girl" has been up to
R2112 bragged about having skill in the bedroom
Billy Liar noted that there's a really good reason to fear cicadas
markie_farkie thought "prison pouch" wasn't the best word for where an inmate hid a loaded revolver she tried to sneak into prison
AnotherBluesStringer responded to the news that Lorne Michaels was allowing SNL cast members to sit out the Elon Musk episode
bloobeary gave the definitive answer to "What book do you bring to an arson?"
morg reacted to some information about a man who has hoarding disorder
kbronsito told us about the sinister side of the polio vaccine
Mr. Coffee Nerves had questions about the average amount of time one session of sexytimes lasts
scalpod addressed a complaint about the name a particular internet meme has been given

Smart:
vygramul demolished Glen Danzig's complaint that "you could never have the punk explosion nowadays, because of cancel culture and woke bullshiat"
BunkyBrewman had a message for people who berate restaurant employees for enforcing health codes
Dr. DJ Duckhunt had a suggestion for criminals who used the services of cryptocurrency launderer Bitcoin Fog
Gubbo brought up two dueling features of Bitcoin
ongbok shared a story about a racist former coworker
Ragin' Asian figured out the secret to Christopher Lambert's career

Politics Funny:
apotheosis27 knew what investigators found while searching Rudy Giuliani's home and office
Kumana Wanalaia took a Fox News approach to discussing the allegations against Matt Gaetz
kindms thought of something else that would've been found while searching Giuliani's home
hugram takes civic duties very seriously
EnzoTheCoder pointed out the most damning evidence found at Trump associates' properties

Politics Smart:
apotheosis27 knew what investigators found while searching Rudy Giuliani's home and office
Officer Barrelroll wondered if something Tucker Carlson recently said on his show could bring him trouble down the line
eurotrader shared a bit about the funding of a charter school that said they won't employ anyone who is vaccinated for COVID-19
Ker_Thwap detected a certain tone of voice in a video showing a bunch of white people romanticizing slavery
The Bunyip looked at Matt Gaetz committee memberships


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Yammering_Splat_Vector got someone ready to take some new profile pics
RedZoneTuba gave a makeover to a former United States Ambassador to the Holy See
zeon showed what happened after Sandy realized she could do a lot better
Mojongo delivered some medicine to where it was needed the most

Fartist Friday: Limericks about our favorite childhood cartoon characters
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Friday, July 9, 2021: Buffalo, NY Fark Party (with all public health guidance carefully followed)


Fark Weird News Quiz (brought to you by ox45tallboy)

Another fun time on the Quiz this week, although we never reached a conclusion on whether 2021 Judge Doom Tom Brady at the Kentucky Derby was better or worse than 2014 Fauxhawk Tom Brady at the Kentucky Derby. On the Quiz itself, Denjiro came out on top with 982, followed by zerkalo in second with 928 and beekayy in third with 865. EBens made fourth with 844, and Grizwald came in fifth with 840.

The hardest question on this week's Hard Quiz was about the Japanese Karaage Association and their idea to come up with as many awards to hand out as they had entrants this year in the Karaage Grand Prix. Only 24% of quiztakers knew that "Karaage" is the Japanese style of battering and frying things in oil, most closely associated with chicken. Even 7-Eleven got an award for "best gas station fried chicken". I guess I can't laugh too hard, the gas station in my town regularly beats KFC and six independent restaurants for "Best fried chicken" in the local newspaper surveys every year.

The easiest question on the Hard Quiz was about the late Chuck Geschke and his work as co-founder of Adobe. 80% of people knew he was the father of the PDF format, which we finally have integrated into our browsers and don't need to download instruction manuals and open them separately in Adobe Reader just to see a specification on page 37. FWIW, JPEGs were a product of the Joint Photographic Experts Group, an industry group with members from various companies and educational institutions, and GIFs are a remnant from the bygone days of Compuserve. Yup, we have those guys to thank, and we don't even have four billion discs with 100 Free Hours to remember them by as we do with AOL.

The hardest question on the Easy Quiz was about which artist saw Pete Davidson and Jack Harlow parody his song "Without Me" on SNL to explain NFTs. Only 42% of quiztakers knew that it was Eminem who watched the skit using his song, and decided to get in the business. He made $1.3 million off his first "sale", which is a heck of a lot more than Pete Davidson and Jack Harlow made for the parody, so I guess he's sending thank you cards rather than DMCA notices.

The easiest question on the Easy Quiz was about the Oscar-nominated 1964 film "Those Magnificent Men in Their Flying Machines or How I Flew from London to Paris in 25 hours 11 minutes". 81% of quiztakers knew that the film no longer has the distinction of having the longest title of any Oscar-nominated film, having been overtaken by "Borat Subsequent Moviefilm: Delivery of Prodigious Bribe to American Regime for Make Benefit Once Glorious Nation of Kazakhstan". This concludes my contractually obligated number of words for this segment.

A final note on one of the questions: The "banned" episode of the original Twilight Zone is now available on Netflix in the US. You can see a pre-Star Trek George Takei with Neville Brand in "The Encounter" about midway through Season 5. It's worth a look if you're a fan of the series or of Takei, and it's an interesting historical take on what the writers and director were saying versus what the network didn't want to be said for the 52 years it was not allowed to be aired.

If you missed out on the Quiz, you can catch up on it here. Congratulations to the winners, and we'll be doing it all again this week.
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2021-05-06 12:05:35 PM  
I own four vuvuzelas on purpose, so that's got my vote

/BZZZZZZZZZ
 
2021-05-06 12:11:44 PM  
Isn't noise from a vuvuzela called a queef?
 
2021-05-06 12:11:49 PM  
Funny Goats Screaming like Humans
Youtube nlYlNF30bVg
 
2021-05-06 12:13:31 PM  
Takes off headphones...What?
 
2021-05-06 12:15:51 PM  
Cicadas.
 
2021-05-06 12:16:32 PM  
I have experienced something even more annoying.

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/makes leafblowers sound euphonious
//euphonic?
 
2021-05-06 12:17:18 PM  
Was there not a CSB thread last week?
 
2021-05-06 12:17:34 PM  
Welp, considering I'm smack in the middle of BROOD X, I dont think I have much of a choice here...
 
2021-05-06 12:17:52 PM  
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2021-05-06 12:18:17 PM  
Also, BROOD X sounds like a crappy nu metal band
 
2021-05-06 12:19:56 PM  
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2021-05-06 12:22:28 PM  

Thosw: Was there not a CSB thread last week?


If there was, it was well hidden.
 
2021-05-06 12:26:35 PM  
Cicadas. Not even close on that vote.
 
2021-05-06 12:28:57 PM  
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2021-05-06 12:31:04 PM  
10 Hours of The Screaming Sheep
Youtube SjHUb7NSrNk


None of the other choices even come close.  You could use this to lull yourself to sleep at night.  And it'd make an even better alarm clock in the morning.
 
2021-05-06 12:36:24 PM  
I like the sound of cicadas. I can't remember people being such snowflakes about cicada sounds before. Is this some sort of anti-cicada twitter campaign?
 
2021-05-06 12:36:42 PM  

Hyperbolic Hyperbole: I own four vuvuzelas on purpose, so that's got my vote

/BZZZZZZZZZ


I had one when I was 14, I was the bugler for my Boy Scout troop.  I'd take it to Anaheim Stadium when the Angels played my team, the Washington Senators, and play bugle calls with it - people were well-amazed that I could do that (also played the trombone).  Played well they're not so bad, blared out cacaphoniously at soccer games they are reminiscent of Gary Larson's cartoon about the maestro being welcomed into hell with a plethora of banjo players.  I've lived through a few 17 year cycles and was never particularly bothered.  I have never heard a goat scream.
 
2021-05-06 12:36:56 PM  
Cicadas, easily.  I remember them from 17 years ago, and they are VASTLY to be preferred over Vuvuzelas or Goats!
 
2021-05-06 12:39:20 PM  

duckpoopy: I like the sound of cicadas


Brood X is not like other, single summer cicadas. It is an immersive and omnipresent VOLUME. And then the crunchy sidewalks.
 
2021-05-06 12:41:50 PM  
I think screaming goats are hilarious
 
2021-05-06 12:43:10 PM  

bughunter: I have experienced something even more annoying.

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/makes leafblowers sound euphonious
//euphonic?



I see the garden gnome has driven off all the Canada Geese.
 
2021-05-06 12:46:20 PM  
I am not ready for this cicada mess. Thankfully, they are harmless outside of the noise pollution.
 
2021-05-06 12:47:15 PM  

BitwiseShift: bughunter: I have experienced something even more annoying.

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/makes leafblowers sound euphonious
//euphonic?


I see the garden gnome has driven off all the Canada Geese.


His little brother wants to form a band:

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2021-05-06 12:51:01 PM  
I'm going to put a vote for the dark horse: duck army.
Duck Army
Youtube nHc288IPFzk
 
2021-05-06 12:52:22 PM  
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2021-05-06 12:54:36 PM  

DisseminationMonkey: Thosw: Was there not a CSB thread last week?

If there was, it was well hidden.


I submitted a fart back for it and never heard back. Also, I have reported comments that I thought you should see for the newsletter.

I'M DOING ALL THIS WORK AND FOR WHAT???!!!

Nuttin', honey.
 
2021-05-06 12:55:52 PM  
It's not even a question.  Cicadas are white noise of a sort.  An annoying sort, but still.  You can sleep to it.  Not so the damned horns and goats.
 
2021-05-06 12:56:08 PM  
Farkback*
 
2021-05-06 12:56:59 PM  

UngaBeat: And then the crunchy sidewalks


Yes. It's like the Central Texas cricket invasions. Ick.
 
2021-05-06 1:01:47 PM  
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2021-05-06 1:06:09 PM  

Kitty2.0: I am not ready for this cicada mess. Thankfully, they are harmless outside of the noise pollution.


Hopefully it's not as bad as our grasshopper invasion that one time. Driving down the street sounded like 50 people eating captain crunch at the same time
 
2021-05-06 1:07:10 PM  
Screaming goats every single time.
 
2021-05-06 1:17:47 PM  

vegas_greaser: Kitty2.0: I am not ready for this cicada mess. Thankfully, they are harmless outside of the noise pollution.

Hopefully it's not as bad as our grasshopper invasion that one time. Driving down the street sounded like 50 people eating captain crunch at the same time


For me it's family birthday parties with the singing of Happy Birthday to You.
 
2021-05-06 1:21:59 PM  
As I keep hearing, the Cicada thing will not be optional. Any day now.
 
2021-05-06 1:23:43 PM  

Porkbelly: Hyperbolic Hyperbole: I own four vuvuzelas on purpose, so that's got my vote

/BZZZZZZZZZ

I had one when I was 14, I was the bugler for my Boy Scout troop.  I'd take it to Anaheim Stadium when the Angels played my team, the Washington Senators, and play bugle calls with it - people were well-amazed that I could do that (also played the trombone).  Played well they're not so bad, blared out cacaphoniously at soccer games they are reminiscent of Gary Larson's cartoon about the maestro being welcomed into hell with a plethora of banjo players.  I've lived through a few 17 year cycles and was never particularly bothered.  I have never heard a goat scream.


Aspire to greatness, Porkbelly.

Vuvuzela Concert
Youtube wf2P8SnOwLo


...aspire to greatness.
 
2021-05-06 1:23:48 PM  
Can I add the sound of the Fark autoplay video as a contestant? Thank you for turning that off.
 
2021-05-06 1:26:13 PM  

Manfred J. Hattan: Can I add the sound of the Fark autoplay video as a contestant? Thank you for turning that off.


If that ever happens, please click "report" under any ad on the page and fill out the form to report it to Farkback.
 
2021-05-06 1:30:28 PM  

Cafe Threads: DisseminationMonkey: Thosw: Was there not a CSB thread last week?

If there was, it was well hidden.

I submitted a fart back for it and never heard back. Also, I have reported comments that I thought you should see for the newsletter.

I'M DOING ALL THIS WORK AND FOR WHAT???!!!

Nuttin', honey.


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2021-05-06 1:38:56 PM  

Candygram4Mongo: Porkbelly: Hyperbolic Hyperbole: I own four vuvuzelas on purpose, so that's got my vote

/BZZZZZZZZZ

I had one when I was 14, I was the bugler for my Boy Scout troop.  I'd take it to Anaheim Stadium when the Angels played my team, the Washington Senators, and play bugle calls with it - people were well-amazed that I could do that (also played the trombone).  Played well they're not so bad, blared out cacaphoniously at soccer games they are reminiscent of Gary Larson's cartoon about the maestro being welcomed into hell with a plethora of banjo players.  I've lived through a few 17 year cycles and was never particularly bothered.  I have never heard a goat scream.

Aspire to greatness, Porkbelly.

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...aspire to greatness.


THAT........is dedication to a craft.
 
2021-05-06 2:12:10 PM  
Billions of cicadas with tiny vuvuzelas calling in the end of man.
 
2021-05-06 2:29:29 PM  

Cafe Threads: DisseminationMonkey: Thosw: Was there not a CSB thread last week?

If there was, it was well hidden.

I submitted a fart back for it and never heard back. Also, I have reported comments that I thought you should see for the newsletter.

I'M DOING ALL THIS WORK AND FOR WHAT???!!!

Nuttin', honey.


You need to give Fart Back some time. They have weekends, too. And gas.
 
2021-05-06 2:35:23 PM  

DisseminationMonkey: Cafe Threads: DisseminationMonkey: Thosw: Was there not a CSB thread last week?

If there was, it was well hidden.

I submitted a fart back for it and never heard back. Also, I have reported comments that I thought you should see for the newsletter.

I'M DOING ALL THIS WORK AND FOR WHAT???!!!

Nuttin', honey.

You need to give Fart Back some time. They have weekends, too. And gas.


Oh, sure, but I fark one goat....

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So, still waiting...since May 1, actually.
 
2021-05-06 2:40:53 PM  
What about screaming marmots?

Screaming Marmot
Youtube KkGTB8ESMCM
 
2021-05-06 2:55:38 PM  
Alan!.. Alan!.. Steve! | Walk on the Wild Side - BBC
Youtube xaPepCVepCg
 
2021-05-06 3:30:50 PM  
Usher Vs Goat In A Sing Off!
Youtube RVlrtW9tceQ
 
2021-05-06 3:50:34 PM  

Cafe Threads: So, still waiting...since May 1, actually.


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2021-05-06 4:04:09 PM  

ParallelUniverseParking: Billions of cicadas with tiny vuvuzelas


What the... nope, nope, nope, nope, @#$%^ IT, I'm out.  (Contains swearing and badgers.) And if this ever happens, I'm submitting a fart back so that justice can be served.
 
2021-05-06 4:11:38 PM  

DisseminationMonkey: Cafe Threads: So, still waiting...since May 1, actually.

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*runs away*
 
2021-05-06 4:21:08 PM  

DisseminationMonkey: Cafe Threads: So, still waiting...since May 1, actually.

[Fark user image 670x536]


I've had satisfactory results with Farkback.  Not always fast, not even always effective, but pleased with the effort every time.

/fartback is another matter entirely
//try laying on your stomach for a while
 
2021-05-06 4:21:47 PM  

guestguy: DisseminationMonkey: Cafe Threads: So, still waiting...since May 1, actually.

[Fark user image 670x536]

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*runs away*


How did you know we print them out?
 
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