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Fark NotNewsletter: Don't stress about getting gas
Posted by DisseminationMonkey at 2021-05-12 11:52:26 AM, edited 2021-05-12 2:20:49 PM (75 comments) | Permalink
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A message from Drew Curtis:
Hey everyone, hope your week's been going well.
Looks like the eastern half of the U.S. is experiencing a half self-inflicted gas shortage. Here in KY it's unclear how this will play out. I've decided to just wait until after the weekend, and if we run out also, well that's what Netflix is for.
In Fark news, we have been trying out new discussion threads. In particular, we now have a weekly garden thread 7 a.m. Tuesdays. If you have any ideas for others, either general discussion or watch parties or whatever, let us know and we'll probably give them a try. Email me you ideas - drew at this website.
We now return you to your usual Fark NotNewsletter.
Some of the top-voted smartest and funniest comments from the past week
Weird Hal speculated on the cause of Bill and Melinda Gates' divorce
markie_farkie wrote a review of Kid Rock's Big Ass Honky Tonk Rock N' Roll Steakhouse
aimtastic's spouse reacted to the news of the colostomy bag incident at Kid Rock's bar
Pocket Ninja gave advice about proper ceiling fan maintenance
ralphjr showed us where Josh Duggar learned to get around monitoring devices to allegedly access illegal content on his computer
fragMasterFlash updated one of Kid Rock's songs to reflect current events
Miss_Dorothy_Kilgallen recognized one of the photos from a real estate listing
comrade figured out the most likely reason the Gateses split up
Carter Pewterschmidt had a harsh realization about household chores
Candygram for Mongo pointed out how the people who founded Mexico City could've kept it from sinking
Cubansaltyballs translated the technical description of what Josh Duggar is accused of doing
masterofnothing showed that Kid Rock actually does pretend to be something he's not
Neondistraction didn't think the judge fully thought through the conditions for Duggar's release
kabar felt well qualified to judge accused war criminal Eddie Gallagher
Driedsponge cautioned us about judging young people for performing dangerous stunts to put on the internet
NewportBarGuy understood why a man felt moved to fling the contents of his colostomy bag around Kid Rock's bar
queen biatch of the universe gave an explanation of why so many people covered up Josh Duggar's alleged crimes, from the point of view of someone who grew up in the Quiverfull movement
Colour_out_of_Space, after 8th grade archery class, decided to let a fellow middle schooler join in the reindeer games
JerseyTim reacted in disbelief to the stickers covering the back of an apparent Trump fan's vehicle
mrshowrules contrasted a photo of Donald Trump to one of Barack Obama in the same setting that was posted above it
The Googles Do Nothing found someone who was on Candace Owens' side when Ted Lieu played her comments about Hitler at a hearing on white nationalism
I Have A Bo Burnham GIF For That demonstrated how Mitt Romney should've reacted when he was booed at the Utah GOP convention
TWX updated a classic comic
weddingsinger argued that Americans were never meant to keep it all in the family
Giant Clown Shoe saw one bright side to some people refusing to follow even simple precautions
SpectroBoy figured out how the Bidens' dog could've released his aggression without Republican scrutiny
make me some tea uses The Psaki Method
ShavedOrangutan explained why taxes exist
Top Contest Entries
Some of the top-voted contest entries from last week, listed from highest number of votes down
Kick The Chair encountered this traveler on a divine path
Yammering_Splat_Vector turned this Photoshop into a mashup
Yammering_Splat_Vector gave this building all it needs
RedZoneTuba was prepared to react to a reaction to an emergency
Kick The Chair damned us maniacs all to 'Bell
zeon showed that Mickey Mouse was about to murder millions
Yammering_Splat_Vector ran into this troubled couple
Kick The Chair found an ancient ancestor of the star of "2001: A Space Odyssey"
bugdozer hinted at imminent disaster
Dodo David discovered what Batman hates even more than people singing that he smells
From Caption Hamish as he emerges from his bath:
Cache could tell this bear was up to no good
Stile4aly knew what the best part of this swim was
Harry Freakstorm voiced the moment Hamish knew he was screwed
Fartist Friday: Recreate iconic memes using birds
TypoFlyspray made use of a familiar "hair"style
This week's Fartist Friday theme, brought to you by E-brake: For International Astronomy Day, we take inspiration from the Sombrero galaxy, the Pinwheel and Eye of Sauron galaxies, etc. Design -- using any medium -- a new galaxy and name it after what it resembles
Farktography: Negative Space
DorisLessingCat gave us a peek at Viracocha
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 I'm probably holding off on ordering anything from ebay until we get not just drone delivery but drone enforcement of people adhering to their published prices.
On the Quiz itself, Kidsmakeyoucrazy came out on top with 974, followed by Denjiro in second with 961 and jaycharms in third with 937. HighwayBill came in fourth with 918, and Auntie Cheesus made the top five with 913.
The hardest question on the Hard Quiz was about which Internet giant took home an Oscar for best short subject documentary. Only 20% of quiztakers knew that this year's winner "Colette" was a joint project between Electronic Arts' Respawn Games studio and the VR tech brand Oculus - which is owned by Facebook. I'm betting Zuck buys a replica for the Oculus offices and keeps the original in his basement lair next to your Internet browsing history and that shard from the Ark of the Covenant.
The easiest question on last week's Hard Quiz was about which company got a stern warning from California's Water Resource Board. 86% of quiztakers knew that it was Nestlé that was overrunning their allotment of spring water from the San Bernardino forest to fulfill demand for its Arrowhead product. On the plus side, they only get to bottle it for a couple of more months before they have to call it "summer water" and that always drops the demand.
The hardest question on Last Week's Hard Quiz was over which 60's Hanna-Barbera series was getting a reboot on Fox. Only 47% of quiztakers recognized the name Jean Vander Pyl as the voice of Wilma Flintstone - and she also was the original voice of Pebbles Flintstone, a grown-up version of whom Elizabeth Banks will be voicing in the new series. I'm guessing at this rate 50 years from now someone's going to be rebooting South Park with the kids all grown up and trying to have careers, probably starring a descendant of a Baldwin.
The easiest question on the Easy Quiz was about the new officially licensed Krispy Kreme Glazed Donut flavored snack. 89% of quiztakers recognized Smartfood as a popcorn brand. Personally, I think Krispy Kreme should just cut out the middleman and sell their "Glazed Donut" flavor as a syrup we can put on whatever the heck we want, but that's just me. I mean, who wouldn't like cauliflower if it tasted like Krispy Kreme Glazed Donuts?
If you missed out on the Quiz last week, you can catch up on it here. Congratulations to the winners, and we'll do it all again this week.
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