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Congratulations to 40below for achieving 10,000 greenlights on Fark. Also some of Fark's favorite Headlines of the Week for 10/4 - 10/10
Posted by Drew at 2009-10-12 3:15:18 PM (443 comments) | Permalink
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A lot of times before we get to the Headline of the Week, we do a little writeup on media trends, but this week we have a happy milestone to announce. Today, our most prolific submitter--you know him as 40below--passed 10,000 greenlights. Congratulations, sir, you've accomplished a feat that is difficult to imagine even among the regular submitters.

Considering that his account was created back in February 2004, that means he's averaged about 5.5 greenlights a day, every day since he joined. You may use your own adjectives for that, but I'm going to pick impressive.

While the importance of the Fark community cannot be downplayed, the submitters are often overlooked unless they come into a popular thread and take the occasional well-deserved bow. It's easy to recognize the popular posters because they're so visible, but the submitters provide so much of the entertainment value here. They're the ones that not only find fresh oddball and weird news stories, but then go the extra mile by crafting the headlines that have made nearly everybody here laugh at inappropriate times in the office, occasionally during meetings, and have made us all spit out our beverage of choice onto our keyboards.

Everybody who contributes to Fark in some small way makes this place better. And today, I want to give a nod to somebody who has helped make Fark into something special.

Thank you, 40below. Good work.

Headlines Of The Week for Sun 2009-10-04 to Sat 2009-10-10:  New eye-examiner had internship in Alaska; may be an optical Aleutian  Cookbook for cancer patients: "We were hoping for tumor chapters, but the publisher said there could only benign"  300 U.S. children are burned each day. Well done parents  Helen Keller to be honored with a statue on Capitol Hill. Guess hiding from the Nazis all those years finally paid off  Barack Obama linked to terrorist Yasser Arafat  Man finally wins his battle to have the "refrigerator from hell" replaced. In related news, the triumphal return of Gozer has been postponed indefinitely  Trio of burglars steals $100K in perfume. Authorities encourage citizens to report any information through the appropriate Chanels  Golfer loses arm after being attacked by alligator. No word on what his handicap is now  United Nations plane crash leaves 11 dead, food for the whole village  This Sunday, the Pope will canonize five new saints, including one from Hawaii. Wait, what? After only eight months in office?  Convicted sex offender sues state, claiming his arrest for attending a church with a daycare restricts his First Amendment rights, dating opportunities

Sports:  One legged fighter becomes the first disabled competitor to win an MMA bout, receiving a leaning ovation from the crowd  St. Louis Blues investigating escalator that injured thirteen, left a dozen stranded for hours  College bands reprimanded for playing at "inappropriate times" during football game, presumably 7/16 or 9/23

Geek:  Children as young as five found to be using the Internet without parental supervision. All of a sudden the Politics tab makes sense  Blackbirds found to have better understanding of physics than chimpanzees, liberal arts majors  U.S. develops plan to control massive wild horse population in western states. We won't get into the details, but hope you enjoy your next My Little McPony Happy Meal

Showbiz:  "Zombieland" takes the box office Friday, proving people really do love brainless entertainment  Jude Law's "Hamlet" falls somewhere between "to see" and "not to see"  The Godfather and its sequels are the classic films Britons are the most likely to claim to have seen without actually watching the movies. Except for Godfather 3, nobody would ever admit to watching that

Politics:  Obamas share quiet dinner to celebrate wedding anniversary, last time anyone accepted one of Barack's proposals  Obama will donate his $1.4 million in Nobel Prize money to charity, the Foundation for Rubbing it in Bill and Hillary Clinton's Smug Faces  Hillary Clinton settles dispute between Turkey and Armenia. If only there was some prize she could win to show how she's making peace in the world

Music:  U2 'desperate' to have their own video game reflective of the band but say they can't find a developer able to design a game that is equal parts pompous and suck and that drags on for hours without actually getting anywhere  Jethro Tull shows what happens if you mix the drugs of Burning Man, Bill The Butcher's kid brother and an unreleased dance number from The Lord of the Rings  Jay-Z credits Wham as an early influence. Is there no end to Andrew Ridgeley's reign of terror?

Business:  Dutch start Europe's first camel dairy, proving once again that there's no idea so dumb that the Dutch won't try it first  Headline: "Verizon to sell 2 Google phones this year". Why all the optimism, Verizon?  Starbucks sues former executive who moved to Dunkin' Donuts. Legal experts say plaintiff has grounds
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2009-10-12 03:18:34 PM  
Congratulations, man. That's damn impressive.
2009-10-12 03:19:08 PM  
40below--passed 10,000 greenlights.

Damn, dude.
2009-10-12 03:19:16 PM  
Nice job. I haven't managed to get a single submission in the last 8 years.
2009-10-12 03:19:19 PM  
Get a life 40below.
2009-10-12 03:19:30 PM  
Does that mean you'll let 40below out of the basement now?
2009-10-12 03:19:42 PM  
Nice job, 40below.
2009-10-12 03:19:43 PM  
At this point, I believe it's time for 40below to ascend to the great Ultrafaraweh&@#*&wbnfQ@%^311$+++NO CARRIER+++
2009-10-12 03:19:58 PM  
40below can't really be one person, can they?

Either way, good job!
2009-10-12 03:20:05 PM  
You may use your own adjectives for that, but I'm going to pick improbsessive.

FTFY, Drew.
2009-10-12 03:20:12 PM  
Holy crap, 40below, step outside once in a while, will ya?

Impressive feat, though, congrats!
2009-10-12 03:20:29 PM  

/ whoa
2009-10-12 03:20:58 PM  
I submitted at least 9,993 of those links first with better headlines.
2009-10-12 03:21:02 PM  
Eat more fiber 40below
2009-10-12 03:21:08 PM  
can we get a list of everything he submitted? Since I have yet to find the secret sauce (and I haven't shelled out $5 yet)
2009-10-12 03:21:14 PM  
Impressive. Or maybe just pathetic. Not sure which...
2009-10-12 03:22:27 PM  
Is that Fahrenheit or Celsius?

2009-10-12 03:22:48 PM  
I think I'm comfortable having 1000 times fewer greenlights and getting laid occasionally.
2009-10-12 03:22:54 PM  
how much of a cut from your profits are you going to share with him, Drew?
2009-10-12 03:22:55 PM  
Your life saddens me.
2009-10-12 03:23:27 PM  
How in the fark is it even possible to get that many green lights?
2009-10-12 03:23:29 PM  
Sheesh dude, do you have a job?

2009-10-12 03:23:32 PM  
40below's life brought to you by:

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2009-10-12 03:23:33 PM  
Yeah, well... my account's older. So there.
2009-10-12 03:24:07 PM  
Way to go, 40Below! That's 9,999 more than I've managed since '02!

p the boiler: can we get a list of everything he submitted? Since I have yet to find the secret sauce (and I haven't shelled out $5 yet)

I was a TFer for a while, and to be honest, I got bored with having the same topics come up on TFD and the same discussions every week.

Not that it isn't worth the $5 to see how the other side lives.
2009-10-12 03:24:08 PM  
Considering that his account was created back in February 2004, that means he's averaged about 5.5 greenlights a day, every day since he joined. You may use your own adjectives for that, but I'm going to pick impressive.

Damn. I remember seeing him on the Top Submitters list a while back and assuming that it was someone who was with Drew from the very beginning. Impressive is right.
2009-10-12 03:24:22 PM  
And he only got fired from his job 3 times during that span!!

//+1 internets, 40below
2009-10-12 03:24:34 PM  
submitters are often overlooked unless they come into a popular thread and take the occasional well-deserved bow

I submitted this link with a better headline.

"It's over 9000!!!"
2009-10-12 03:24:35 PM  

Congratulations!! I'm sure everybody at the unemployment office is really impressed.
2009-10-12 03:24:46 PM  
2009-10-12 03:24:47 PM  
2009-10-12 03:24:47 PM  
I'm going to go with "Thank you".
2009-10-12 03:24:50 PM  
Pic of 40below.

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2009-10-12 03:24:52 PM  
40below deserved the HERO tag.

Congratulations friend, you're an inspiration to all submitters... Keep in mind you all, this guy earned the 10,000 greens waaaaaaaaay back when Fark was only a main page with about 40 stories a day

so this guy painstakingly earned them one at a time, on the main page, so that amounts to ,like 35,000 headlines by today's standards, in my own estimate

and please, would you for once, answer the age-old question:

Are You Even Human????

Much love, Brother

2009-10-12 03:25:07 PM  
Congrats, 40below!

/silly slashy
2009-10-12 03:25:28 PM  
I love when 40below trolls the policital threads. It's rare to see his name, but they're always the best.
2009-10-12 03:25:38 PM  
40Below: Giving up his life so you won't have one either.
2009-10-12 03:25:44 PM  
Unlike MrBabyman those headlines are classic. Grats 40below

/puts away flamethrower
2009-10-12 03:27:09 PM  

Cyberluddite: I submitted at least 9,993 of those links first with better headlines.

Came for this

/left happy
2009-10-12 03:27:14 PM  
I wonder how many submissions this guy makes that ARE NOT green lit?
2009-10-12 03:27:24 PM  
Great job 40below. To all 40 of you.
2009-10-12 03:27:36 PM  
Congrats for scouring the internet all day for junk news, 40below, it makes up for your tiny penis and squinty eyes.

/Or not
2009-10-12 03:27:43 PM  
I was happy to finally get one greenlight. Now this obsessive, pompous, pale, basement dwelling, fat, virgin slob has to one 9,999 up me! What a pathetic pos.

Just kidding! Way to go (I guess). I have two questions for you:
1)where do you work
c)any job openings there?
2009-10-12 03:27:54 PM  
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2009-10-12 03:27:55 PM  
Congrats on the accomplishment, and thanks to everyone for the laughs, especially this past week...Fark's headlines & threads have been out-of-control funny lately.
2009-10-12 03:27:55 PM  

SwiftFox: Is that Fahrenheit or Celsius?


2009-10-12 03:28:08 PM  
Congrats, 40below and thanks for keeping a quote from my old ID in your profile!
2009-10-12 03:28:08 PM  
Is 40below asian?
2009-10-12 03:28:26 PM  
Congrats, Drew40Below!
2009-10-12 03:28:32 PM  
Drew: what's his mailing address? I need to mail him some sunscreen. 40Below's in danger of bursting into flames the next time a stray ray of light hits him.
2009-10-12 03:28:42 PM  

SwiftFox: Is that Fahrenheit or Celsius?


First one, then the other.
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