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Fark NotNewsletter: Fark is having an auction
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A message from Drew Curtis:
Recently Fark passed a milestone - our One Millionth user account. Unfortunately a spammer nabbed it and the next real live person with a super off-color login name. Which we greatly appreciated but made it hard to celebrate publicly.
Meanwhile, on an unrelated note our hardware fund is a bit low. We price The Cloud out every year, and so far it's still not cheaper for us to host offsite. We don't need a ton of CPU power to run Fark but our stuff could use some upgrades.
Then in a beer-influenced moment of inspiration, it occurred to me that we could put account One Million to good use to help with our hardware fund.
So we're auctioning off account number One Million! Winner gets to pick the login and do with it whatever one does with a Fark login. Just think, you could post comments in the politics tab with account One Million and come out without any hit to your online credibility. And probably some other stuff.
To make things more interesting, Hop-Con 5.0 is coming up on July 19th in San Diego. I'll toss in a pass to the event. Aside from quality time with me, you get drink tickets for all Five W00tstouts - yes it's been five years since the first W00tstout (and it still tastes amazing, had one the other day). Wish we could cover associated travel costs getting to the event but unfortunately no dice. Check out http://www.stonebrewing.com/events/hop-con-50 for more details.
So go check out the auction and take a shot! http://www.ebay.com/itm/-/222512343691
Next up in our What's The Best Thing That Happened To You As a Result of Fark - Hyperbolic Hyperbole with a situation that isn't all that uncommon as I understand it:
Best and most unexpected: I met my wife in TFD. We lived on opposite coasts and really never would have met otherwise. Our son just turned 1. He's an entire person that wouldn't exist if Fark didn't.
Fark has also been a great place to drink and talk with folks and wake up in the morning and realize you bought someone a five pound bag of macaroni and cheese powder because reasons but that's neither here nor there
I lost count awhile ago but there are well over a thousand Fark marriages and probably close to that many Fark babies out there now. Keep em coming!
We now return you to your usual Fark NotNewsletter.
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
Nothingburger - 54
James Comey - 3784
Classified - 526
Showboat - 74
Salad - 250
Bacon - 415
Some of the top-voted smartest and funniest comments from the past week
edmo applied what was learned from an article about overbreeding ruining dogs
Mr. Coffee Nerves asked the wife about having an open marriage
Im_Gumby knew what to fill a Trump piñata with
TabASlotB had something to say about that viral real estate listing with a mystery man living upstairs
mama2tnt showed a photo from another Leeroy Jenkins adventure
kbronsito shared a quote about country music
The All-Powerful Atheismo improved a real estate listing
Tr0mBoNe summed up how a gamer was saved by "The Elder Scrolls"
naughtyrev shared an image macro
Orion5k thought one movie was better than the book
CipollinaFan had a suggestion for towing and impound fees owed after a stolen car is recovered
Yankees Team Gynecologist thought you might discover something if you ask for an open marriage
Barfmaker thought requesting a refund from an airline was reasonable
davidphogan was mad at MADD
LarryDan43 thought a spouse would agree to an open marriage for one reason
Ambivalence discussed another aspect of a problem that a woman was dealing with
timujin thought some investigators didn't understand how THC is metabolized
namegoeshere figured that a "drug expert" was really detecting something else
Mr. Coffee Nerves explained why social media managers should be paid handsomely *cough*
August11 compared having an open marriage to moving to Idaho
Note: Comments in this section can only be accessed by TotalFarkers
Smart: GrahamManning explained what should make a man lose his "man card"
Smart: Hyperbolic Hyperbole discussed what makes a voter anti-woman
Funny: LaurenAguilera's friend's mom drives a crappy car
Smart: Timanous comforted a Farker who was sad to part with something
CSB Sunday Morning: Some assembly required
Smartest: bighairyguy found the best way to assemble a grill
Funniest: ingo forgot a minor detail in planning a home improvement project
If you would like to suggest a topic for a CSB Sunday Morning thread, please email dugitman.
mongbiohazard had to find out how to deal with a nothingburger
Mr. Coffee Nerves noticed what it sometimes takes for people to understand the other side
Lenny_da_Hog questioned the significance of the French election results
impaler showed Sean Spicer looking a little more relaxed
Mantour found a former president's reaction to an investigation
somedude210 gave France some credit
holdmybones toasted the French
scottydoesntknow detected some projection
ginandbacon examined someone's reasons for voting Republican
JulieAzel626 imagined France with an electoral college
Some of the top-voted contest entries from last week, listed from highest number of votes down
noazark made that "Citizen Kane" applause scene even better
verchad cast this cat in an exciting TV show
Iggie was happy to do the laundry
Herb Utsmelz showed us that Trump supporters are everywhere
Don_cos found a glamorous celebrity couple at the beach
Alligator made a pirate be more true to his name
Yammering_Splat_Vector had a visitor who was bearing his testimony
RedZoneTuba found out that this bear is Catholic
Yammering_Splat_Vector created a new Kitler
RedZoneTuba showed someone being sneaky with the pigskin
This was a special Farktography contest - the Farktography 12th anniversary. Congratulations and thanks for sharing with us for 12 years, Farktographers. This thread ended in a tie between orionid's "Between Tranquility and Tempest" and Elsinore's "Point of Separation."
If you would like to suggest a theme for a Farktography contest, you can contact Elsinore or stop by the Farktography Forum.
Upcoming Fark Parties
See Farkers up close in their unnatural habitats
Saturday, June 24th: Bay Area Fark Party - Oakland Beer Trail
Wednesday, July 19th: 5th Annual Farks In The Wild at the Buffalo, NY Zoo
If you'd like to plan a Fark Party in your area, you can use the Fark Party submission form.
Fark Headlines of the Week (brought to you by ox45tallboy)
Liberté, Equalité, Évitez la Stupidité
Well, it's just after eight o'clock, and time for the penguin on top of your Falkland Islands to explode. I said, it's time to explode. Aren't you going to explode?
Airport brawl erupts after people realize they can't leave Florida
We're in trouble / POTUS is crazy / We need a distraction / so Comey, maybe?
Anne Frank Memorial defaced with racist, anti-Semitic messages. At least that's what they told her
Olympic figure skater Michelle Kwan finally decides that her marriage is on thin ice
There is no dino, only Zuul
Lorde discusses the meaning of "Green Light" though she hasn't even cracked the Top 100 submitters list yet
Trump wants to cancel the highest-rated comedy on afternoon TV
Texas Instruments graphing calculators being replaced by free online math tool. Company foresees severe 535507
Fark Weird News Quiz (brought to you by ox45tallboy)
No one cracked the 1000 club this time on the quiz. In first place we have wxboy with 937, followed by Teaser with 931 and Go'zirra with 927. Gunsmack snags 4th with 920, andKaiser Chieftess rounds out the top 5 with 915.
It was brought to my attention that there was an error on this quiz. The guy that started a fire to smoke out the varmint infestation in his house, and wound up burning it down, was actually trying to get rid of possums, which was not offered as a possible choice. My sincere apologies for this, I offer no excuse, it was my fault and I will work to ensure this kind of error does not happen again in the future.
The hardest question on this week's quiz was over what candy Hershey had chosen to represent the state of Georgia. Only 17% of quiztakers knew that it was Honey-roasted Reese's cups. Having lived in Atlanta myself for over a decade, I kind of agree that either of the other ones would be a better representation.
The Easiest question on this quiz was over what establishment was being sued by the band The Eagles. 86% of quiztakers knew that a motel in Baja California, Mexico was trying to pass itself off as 'the' Hotel California, and the band was none too happy about that.
The hardest question on the Easy Quiz was on what a Columbian woman swallowed to hide from her husband. Inly 46% of quiztakers knew it was $7000 in cash that she had been saving in US currency. The pictures of the Benjamins after they had been removed did not make me inclined to do business with her.
The easiest question on the Easy Quiz was over what a woman had been using for 40 years that likely contributed to her ovarian cancer. 88% of quiztakers knew that the talc in products such as Johnson & Johnson baby powder has been shown in several studies to cause problems with repeated use over the course of many years.
Congratulations to the winners, and we'll see you next week!
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