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Fark NotNewsletter: We're spilling the dirt on one of your fellow Farkers
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Well, it sure was an eventful week. We got Labor Dayed and Woodwarded and lodestarred and Kavanaughed, and all of those things are expected to continue into this week. We also have people evacuating and preparing for Hurricane Florence. If you're in its path, please be careful and check in with us when you can. We should have threads running for a while - here's the first Hurricane Florence thread for today. Don't be afraid to ask Farkers if they can help if you need it, or offer help if you are able. Our community has always been really great about helping each other through these things.
Today, the Fark NotNewsletter has a special "Farker Spotlight" section where you can learn about our very own Sin_City_Superhero, so be sure and check that out, and let us know if you're the guy who tried to rob him.
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
Labor Day - 120
Bob Woodward - 1029
Lodestar - 362
Op-ed - 707
Burt Reynolds - 162
Brett Kavanaugh - 1819
Some of the top-voted smartest and funniest comments from the past week
scottydoesntknow thought that a shooting suspect looked extra suspicious
Snarfangel explained the science behind good cops and bad cops
Unobtanium sang a song about a sexist doctor
grokca found someone who agrees with "Barbecue Becky" about charcoal grills
Theaetetus found an opportunity for a cop who entered the wrong apartment and killed the occupant
zang knew that you can never be too careful
Trocadero reacted to a Marvel character's butt shot
doglover gave some examples of movies featuring sexbots
Sarah Jessica Farker noticed a cosmetic surgery mistake
Thong_of_Zardoz personally witnessed the danger of grilling with charcoal in a gas-only area
Make More Hinjews thought a shooting was representative of something bigger
EdgeRunner imagined the thought process of Fox News when they decided to try to embarrass a former "Cosby Show" actor
fusillade762 noticed something about the "Guardians of the Galaxy" cast's reaction to Disney's treatment of James Gunn
Carter Pewterschmidt had ideas for how a couple could have made money
itsdan noticed something about the couple who are alleged to have stolen money they raised for a homeless man
obenchainr argued that a police officer entering the wrong apartment and killing its resident wasn't just a tragic accident
BizarreMan had some questions about the woman known as "Barbecue Becky"
Pocket Ninja laid out the steps you should take before you consider shooting a dog for killing your chickens
scottydoesntknow thought that a shooting suspect looked extra suspicious
KingBiefWhistle gave some reasons why you should mind your own business about what girls are wearing for band practice
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Funny: Chris Ween discovered that a fellow TotalFarker was brave enough
Smart: Eclectic taught us all about "Hogan's Heroes"
Funny: Por que tan serioso helped clarify how to get even when a neighbor mows the lawn early in the morning
Funny: firemanbuck pointed out that objects can have misleading names
Funny: flucto gave some advice on how to woo a woman
pkjun noticed a national reaction to Alex Jones' Twitter ban
PainInTheASP appreciated Donald Trump's name-drop
jbc helped those who were confused by a Trump tweet
Angry Drunk Bureaucrat pointed out the downside to investing in the sock market
WalkingCarpet demonstrated what a civility might look like
Wookie_Jesus tried to rally the troops
scottydoesntknow found that we're close to having proof that Trump won the popular vote
Mr_Fabulous knew what Trump should do about Bob Woodward's book
Peki explained why the resistance within the Trump Administration isn't very impressive
CSB Sunday Morning: What September means to you
Smart: Mikeyworld remembered a lost loved one
Funny: There weren't any actual stories that got funny votes for this topic
CSB [Cool Story, Bro] Sunday Morning is a thread where Farkers share stories based on a weekly topic. If you have a topic idea for a CSB Sunday Morning thread, please submit it on Saturday afternoon/evening (you'll want to write out your intro first so you can copy and paste it in for the Boobies), or email dugitman.
Some of the top-voted contest entries from last week, listed from highest number of votes down
Mudbox figured that dating will be easier in 100 years
Mojongo decided that the classics will always be a hit
hail2daking had a new take on the distracted boyfriend meme
Glockenspiel Hero saw a dire future for the internet
Herb Utsmelz predicted a segregated social media experience
thatguyoverthere70 showed that presidents will continue making official statements through Twitter
#2 showed how the Vulcan salute can be more expressive
RedZoneTuba thought social media will be a wasteland in the future
Mudbox reported some bad news for anyone who drives
zeon found peace in the midst of chaos
gregscott won Farktography Contest No. 696: "Roy G Biv 2" with a rainbow waterfall in Yosemite
Farktography is Fark's weekly photography contest. If you would like to suggest a Farktography theme, you can contact Elsinore or stop by the Farktography Forum.
We recently held a TotalFark and BareFark subscription drive with a chance to be chosen at random to be interviewed for the Fark NotNewsletter, and Sin_City_Superhero was the lucky winner. You've most likely seen Sin_City_Superhero's posts on Fark, as he participates in all different types of threads, and his comments have been listed in the prestigious Fark NotNewsletter many times. Sin_City_Superhero claims his real name is Paul Smith. He's 44 years old, single, and - you probably figured this out on your own - he lives in Las Vegas, Nevada.
Paul was born at a young age in a hospital on the military base in Fort Knox, Kentucky, but spent what he cryptically referred to as "the formidable part" of his youth in a small town outside of Atlanta. He blames this era for his love of the Atlanta Braves and the Atlanta Falcons. In 1993, he decided to love them from afar and moved to California. Unfortunately he couldn't find a job and was way too late for the Gold Rush, so someone told him to try Las Vegas, which he says is the "best advice I've ever gotten...well, that and the whole 'buy a plunger before you need a plunger' advice."
Paul then plunged right into his work at a loan company, first as a loan officer, then as an administrative assistant for the corporate office. One day while Paul was loan officing, a man pulled a gun on him, but our hero Paul had played knifey-spoony before... and yes, there's video. I have no idea what show that is. Kicky music, though.
These days, Paul is the shipping and receiving manager at a rigging company, which he claims has nothing to do with rigging games and elections, but is instead doing rigging for construction, mining, and shows on the Las Vegas strip. He has a 13-year-old Blue Heeler named Buddy. He enjoys Farking, working on his cars (a 1987 Mazda RX-7 and a 1971 Datsun pickup), and playing bass guitar. Paul, that is, not Buddy. Paul also recently restored a 1972 Fender Musicmaster bass. Since moving to Las Vegas, he has become a fan of the Vegas Golden Knights, which he claims is an NHL team and not a LARPing group. He also offers this bit of advice: "If you have poor vision, and you have the means, I HIGHLY recommend LASIK. My vision was off-the-charts bad...literally. They didn't have an eye chart for vision as bad as mine was. I had the surgery almost 7 years ago (it takes about 60 seconds per eye), and I've had 20/20 ever since. Best $3800 I've ever spent."
Paul hasn't been to a Fark Party yet, but if you'd like to meet him, he's planning on going to the upcoming Fark Party in Las Vegas. The only problem with that is that a group of TotalFarkers keep talking about planning this party, but they all keep trying to get someone else to host it. Hopefully one of them will just step up and submit the Fark Party. C'mon, y'all, it's not that hard - just pick a day and a time and a place, submit it, and then no matter what you plan, there will be complaints, which you can laugh about when you meet up with Paul and your other fellow Farkers. Cheers!
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