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Fark NotNewsletter: Here's what true believers ask Drew about his time travels
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Hope everyone's week is going well.  We ran a 24-hour adblock test yesterday and today to see what impact it had on ad revenues.  Thanks for bearing with us on that.  Thanks also to everyone who took us up on our offer for free BareFark for those with a need.  As I've said in the NotNewsletter before about adblock, I totally understand there are many reasons for needing it and we're fine with you using it - however if your adblock use is just casual, we thank you for whitelisting us. And thanks to the 100+ folks who picked up BareFark during the test, we really appreciate it!

So my time travel tweet from May 1st is still going viral and jumping platforms.  I thought I'd share the most common time travel questions I've been getting.  Lots of "will I be famous?" and "will everything be OK again?" - I've been saying yes to the latter.  The strangest consistent questions have been about BTS (I admit I had to look that one up), and lately about whether or not we're all going to die on June 21st because of the Mayan Calendar (no).  The number one question I've been asked, by far, is "When will One Direction get back together?" Probably whenever the first one of them runs out of money, I figure.

The Fark and Schnitt podcast is still on hiatus this week, but hopefully things will calm down enough next week for us to do the next episode.  Then again, the way 2020 has been going, the only three things left on my 2020 Apocalypse Bingo card are Robot Uprising, Busy Hurricane Season, and Alien Invasion.

The Fark Livestream is still going, however.  Next episodes are 5:30 p.m. Eastern today (Wednesday), sometime tomorrow, and I think we're doing movie night again Friday evening.  I'll post links as details present themselves.

Speaking of the livestream, last Friday evening, we tested out embedding the Twitch player on Fark.  For some reason it fired up and autoplayed audio for a lot of folks.  We don't know why that happened, we set it to start muted but for some reason it didn't. This seemed to happen mainly for Chrome and Android users.  We're still trying to figure out why that happened, sorry about that!

Be well, be safe, be excellent to each other.
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We now return you to your usual Fark NotNewsletter.
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Top Comments

Some of the top-voted smartest and funniest comments from the past week

Funny:
johnsoninca was unhappy with a bully's racism
Boo_Guy knew who set an Atlanta Wendy's on fire
Visual Howlaround Title Sequence illustrated gilgigamesh's greatest fear
EvilEgg felt for the person who wrote a bunch of thank-you notes to the Austin Police Department
potierrh explained why law enforcement officers slashed tires at Minneapolis protests
outtatowner could see how a busybody found her vocation
nekom had a different take on the Wendy's arson
Tanqueray shared the general opinion of burning down that Atlanta Wendy's
Fart_Machine pointed out that the story Al Roker's Forecast shared could've been so much worse
Nana's Vibrator described another crime committed by the [Filipino] man who was called out for stenciling a BLM message on a wall

Smart:
NotCodger gave police a reason to destroy every tire in the world
edmo had a sobering thought about the many instances of police brutality that have been captured on video since protests against police brutality started after George Floyd's murder
pkjun gave advice that should be obvious, but apparently isn't for some people
TelemonianAjax analyzed the Thin Blue Line flag
pkjun argued that sometimes there are reasons people "just happen" to catch others' bad behavior on video
Devolving_Spud noticed something police officers often do when they know onlookers are taking video
Dinjiin pointed to something that factored into deciding to leave the Republican Party
I Ate Shergar tried to dash any hopes that the world is about to end
Squid_for_Brains has had some experience with staring down awful men
shabu offered to help people who didn't have time to watch Dave Chappelle's new video

CSB Sunday Morning: "Do you know who I am?" - Unexpected encounters with famous people
Smart: Winterlight met a legend between SLO and LAX
Funny: libranoelrose chowed down with a player in The Locker Room
Funny (honorable mention because it's not a celebrity): MythDragon respected the command hierarchy of the PX line

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TotalFark Discussion:
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Smart: flucto explained how a puppy earned her name (with cute puppy photo)
Smart: bostonguy shared a photo of a Black Lives Matter demonstration that started with just one person
Funny: Joliebleu disapproved of a certain form of self ornamentation
Funny: levitcleos suggested a nickname for flucto's puppy
Funny: It_Really_Does_Glisten wished to register a complaint about a TotalFark Discussion headline
Funny: farkingismybusiness took a BuzzFeed quiz very seriously
Smart: croesius took a great photo for a future Farktography contest
Smart: WickerNipple apparently doesn't think Fark is social
Smart: Munden suggested a name for a puppy who is "too sweet" to be a police dog

Side note: I did a survey and discussion about what I include in the TotalFark Discussion section of the Fark NotNewsletter. You can give it a read, and contact me through Farkback or email if you have thoughts or questions about it.

Politics Funny:
Mike_LowELL reacted when a doctor from the World Health Organization made a statement (that has since been walked back) about asymptomatic transmission of COVID-19
vudukungfu explained why it makes sense for K-pop fans to take over hateful hashtags on Twitter
Dahnkster pointed out that the Confederacy will still be represented at NASCAR races
edmo shared a Trump tweet that might not be real
nekom quoted the wise words of Megyn Kelly

Politics Smart:
bloobeary addressed Dilbert creator Scott Adams' complaints about Black Lives Matter protests
Ken S. hoped that Mitt Romney joining a protest march to the White House could lead to another moral stand
Lord Bear had an idea to get cops to stop appropriating the Punisher logo
Precious Roy's Horse Dividers continued a spicy headline
MattytheMouse looked at recent progress that's happened as a result of protests


Top Contest Entries

Some of the top-voted contest entries from last week, listed from highest number of votes down

Photoshops:
west.la.lawyer showed us what it takes to make perfect rotisserie chicken
Private_Citizen gave a Confederate memorial the frame it deserves
Yammering_Splat_Vector found a modern Moses
GardenWeasel made good use of the world's largest "Calvin peeing" decal
Yammering_Splat_Vector literally scaled down the architecture
Yammering_Splat_Vector memorialized a man who suffered from racism rather than men who fought for it
RedZoneTuba demonstrated the proper way to cross a glass-bottomed bridge
Large Marge sent me showed that the skyway wasn't the only thing getting crossed in this thread
DarkJohnson came to the gran finale (more on this below)
Large Marge sent me brought back a classic Fark urban myth
jaylight2003 figured this man should win again

Bonus FarkStaff Pick:
DarkJohnson did a week-long, one-Farker, multi-thread, 18-'shop tennis match. Here they are, in order - hopefully I don't miss any:
1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18

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hail2daking made a displeased royal

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Farktography:
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2020-06-17 5:13:06 PM  
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2020-06-17 5:15:17 PM  
That twitch video thing confused me for a second when it would NOT go away. Then I just thought, "oh we're doing this now 🙄".

I'm glad that's a work in progress. Cheers!
 
2020-06-17 5:15:42 PM  
Then again, the way 2020 has been going, the only three things left on my 2020 Apocalypse Bingo card are Robot Uprising, Busy Hurricane Season, and Alien Invasion.

You forgot about Zombies. The undead will have their say.
 
2020-06-17 5:16:46 PM  
Hah! Ya know, I did think that was a pretty boss picture I snapped.
 
2020-06-17 5:16:57 PM  
What affect did the 24 hour blackout have on ad revenue? Was it worth it?
 
2020-06-17 5:17:47 PM  
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2020-06-17 5:18:21 PM  
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2020-06-17 5:19:16 PM  

devine: What affect did the 24 hour blackout have on ad revenue? Was it worth it?


It's going to take a little time for them to analyze all the data. I'm guessing there will probably be an update in next week's NotNewsletter.
 
2020-06-17 5:20:18 PM  

croesius: Hah! Ya know, I did think that was a pretty boss picture I snapped.


i won my first one ever!  woo hoo!
 
2020-06-17 5:23:46 PM  
I thought this was the Fark porn thread?
 
2020-06-17 5:35:37 PM  
How long you gonna ride this time travel pony?
 
2020-06-17 5:37:30 PM  

Old Man Winter: How long you gonna ride this time travel pony?


How can Drew answer that question when time is irrelevant to him?
 
2020-06-17 5:41:32 PM  
Can someone please give me a quick education on how twitch works on Fark? Will it play additional types of video like mp4 etc?
 
2020-06-17 5:41:35 PM  
I'd thought totalfark was the upgraded barefark+TFD orgies in one package.  I like Fark, but I refuse to let the (even vetted) ad networks pollute my experience.  I guess if that sticks I'll have to make a choice.  Feels kind of like tv package add-ons though.

/offer one that will ignore the long-dead joke of the word replacer though and that's pretty compelling.
//call it truefark or freefark
///farkfark?
 
2020-06-17 5:47:46 PM  

DisseminationMonkey: Old Man Winter: How long you gonna ride this time travel pony?

How can Drew answer that question when time is irrelevant to him?


So if Drew time travels to the past, do we call him Draw in the present? And if that is true, should we call him Will Draw when he time travels to the future?
🤔
 
2020-06-17 5:52:35 PM  

BumpInTheNight: I'd thought totalfark was the upgraded barefark+TFD orgies in one package.  I like Fark, but I refuse to let the (even vetted) ad networks pollute my experience.  I guess if that sticks I'll have to make a choice.  Feels kind of like tv package add-ons though.

/offer one that will ignore the long-dead joke of the word replacer though and that's pretty compelling.
//call it truefark or freefark
///farkfark?


I know everyone has thoughts on blocking ad blockers, but please let's not rehash it all here. You didn't do anything wrong by bringing it up - it's mentioned in the intro, after all - but we had a greenlit thread and a TFD thread about it yesterday with a TON of posts, and you can also contact Farkback with any feedback you have about it. It'll get seen by the right people that way. I have nothing to do with any decisions like that. I'm just a DisseminationMonkey. 🐒
 
2020-06-17 5:58:04 PM  

DisseminationMonkey: but we had a greenlit thread and a TFD thread about it yesterday with a TON of posts


That I couldn't see without disabling the ad-blocker so I didn't know about them nor could I participate ;)

Anyways I get you, all good.

/Seriously though "UnfilteredFark", I'd buy that just to screw with people by being able to post crap they can't :P
//but don't let I hereby demand I be given a Fark account subscribe, that one's title is long enough as it is haha
 
2020-06-17 6:15:13 PM  

BumpInTheNight: DisseminationMonkey: but we had a greenlit thread and a TFD thread about it yesterday with a TON of posts

That I couldn't see without disabling the ad-blocker so I didn't know about them nor could I participate ;)

Anyways I get you, all good.

/Seriously though "UnfilteredFark", I'd buy that just to screw with people by being able to post crap they can't :P
//but don't let I hereby demand I be given a Fark account subscribe, that one's title is long enough as it is haha


Pete? Is that you?
 
2020-06-17 6:15:45 PM  
One question. How long will the OhFark badges be available? I never received a stimulus check and have been out of work for a few months.
 
2020-06-17 6:18:21 PM  

Non Sequitur Man: One question. How long will the OhFark badges be available? I never received a stimulus check and have been out of work for a few months.


I think that's kind of up in the air right now since we don't know how long the pandemic will last.

I hope things improve for you soon.
 
2020-06-17 6:22:22 PM  

Non Sequitur Man: One question. How long will the OhFark badges be available? I never received a stimulus check and have been out of work for a few months.


I think Drew mentioned that they'd be available until all this was over with. Whenever that is.
 
2020-06-17 6:22:34 PM  

Non Sequitur Man: One question. How long will the OhFark badges be available? I never received a stimulus check and have been out of work for a few months.


I'm sorry to hear that. I hope you can get back sooner than later.
 
2020-06-17 6:25:12 PM  

DisseminationMonkey: Non Sequitur Man: One question. How long will the OhFark badges be available? I never received a stimulus check and have been out of work for a few months.

I think that's kind of up in the air right now since we don't know how long the pandemic will last.

I hope things improve for you soon.


I'm actually very lucky. I live in a nice house and my housemate/landlord is letting me live here rent free in exchange for maintenance, garden work, and generally helping him stay sane. Occasionally I get odd jobs, but those pay for green medicine and some wine.
 
2020-06-17 6:26:29 PM  

Non Sequitur Man: One question. How long will the OhFark badges be available? I never received a stimulus check and have been out of work for a few months.


I'm sorry to hear about your situation, I hope this helps just that little bit.
 
2020-06-17 6:27:59 PM  
Holy shiat. Thank you BITN!! (not certain if I should say your name)
 
2020-06-17 6:29:53 PM  

BumpInTheNight: Non Sequitur Man: One question. How long will the OhFark badges be available? I never received a stimulus check and have been out of work for a few months.

I'm sorry to hear about your situation, I hope this helps just that little bit.


I am forever in your debt.
 
2020-06-17 6:32:13 PM  
Drew your silence of mentioning the creation of Caturday, was it Fark, or Metafilter, is deafening.
 
2020-06-17 6:37:50 PM  
It has been a more active than usual tropical depression season.

Check that one off.
 
2020-06-17 6:38:04 PM  

Non Sequitur Man: BumpInTheNight: Non Sequitur Man: One question. How long will the OhFark badges be available? I never received a stimulus check and have been out of work for a few months.

I'm sorry to hear about your situation, I hope this helps just that little bit.

I am forever in your debt.


You're welcome, I've been incredibly lucky throughout this situation, the least I could do is give a little lasting recognition to someone like yourself who's felt the brunt of it.
 
2020-06-17 6:38:52 PM  
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2020-06-17 6:40:48 PM  
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2020-06-17 6:43:19 PM  

BumpInTheNight: Non Sequitur Man: BumpInTheNight: Non Sequitur Man: One question. How long will the OhFark badges be available? I never received a stimulus check and have been out of work for a few months.

I'm sorry to hear about your situation, I hope this helps just that little bit.

I am forever in your debt.

You're welcome, I've been incredibly lucky throughout this situation, the least I could do is give a little lasting recognition to someone like yourself who's felt the brunt of it.


Once I have gainful employment again, I'd be honored to give TF or BF to someone of your choosing. Thank you.
 
2020-06-17 6:44:33 PM  
Yay.
 
2020-06-17 6:52:24 PM  

Non Sequitur Man: BumpInTheNight: Non Sequitur Man: BumpInTheNight: Non Sequitur Man: One question. How long will the OhFark badges be available? I never received a stimulus check and have been out of work for a few months.

I'm sorry to hear about your situation, I hope this helps just that little bit.

I am forever in your debt.

You're welcome, I've been incredibly lucky throughout this situation, the least I could do is give a little lasting recognition to someone like yourself who's felt the brunt of it.

Once I have gainful employment again, I'd be honored to give TF or BF to someone of your choosing. Thank you.


All good, random acts of kindness are what make this world awesome, Pay it Forward at your discretion when you are in position to do so :)
 
2020-06-17 6:58:11 PM  

Non Sequitur Man: One question. How long will the OhFark badges be available? I never received a stimulus check and have been out of work for a few months.


:-(

Was thinking about you when I heard that DTG closed permanently a few weeks back (not sure if you were still there or not).  That was a great place and my friends who had been front of house there over the years enjoyed it.  If nothing else, it'll be good on your resume.
 
2020-06-17 7:07:02 PM  

GRCooper: Non Sequitur Man: One question. How long will the OhFark badges be available? I never received a stimulus check and have been out of work for a few months.

:-(

Was thinking about you when I heard that DTG closed permanently a few weeks back (not sure if you were still there or not).  That was a great place and my friends who had been front of house there over the years enjoyed it.  If nothing else, it'll be good on your resume.


I'm still in touch with the chef and a few of the servers.  Thanks, GRC. :)
 
2020-06-17 7:43:09 PM  

BumpInTheNight: Non Sequitur Man: BumpInTheNight: Non Sequitur Man: BumpInTheNight: Non Sequitur Man: One question. How long will the OhFark badges be available? I never received a stimulus check and have been out of work for a few months.

I'm sorry to hear about your situation, I hope this helps just that little bit.

I am forever in your debt.

You're welcome, I've been incredibly lucky throughout this situation, the least I could do is give a little lasting recognition to someone like yourself who's felt the brunt of it.

Once I have gainful employment again, I'd be honored to give TF or BF to someone of your choosing. Thank you.

All good, random acts of kindness are what make this world awesome, Pay it Forward at your discretion when you are in position to do so :)


Will do! I love giving folks TF.  :)
 
2020-06-17 7:58:50 PM  

Old Man Winter: How long you gonna ride this time travel pony?


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2020-06-17 10:24:41 PM  
Hey Drew.

I may run an ad blocker behind seven proxies. Willing to whitelist a site I pay for because I love it. How about you not green anymore Daily Mail links which is the reason I started using a blocker. I wasn't checking sources but wondered why the ent tab would cause the cpu to go from 20 percent to pegged. We can get plenty of celeb trash elsewhere.

Thanks for your consideration. 

S'bone

p.s. Please don't green any more MSN links for another reason. I know you value editors.
 
2020-06-18 7:48:17 AM  

slobberbone: Hey Drew.

I may run an ad blocker behind seven proxies. Willing to whitelist a site I pay for because I love it. How about you not green anymore Daily Mail links which is the reason I started using a blocker. I wasn't checking sources but wondered why the ent tab would cause the cpu to go from 20 percent to pegged. We can get plenty of celeb trash elsewhere.

Thanks for your consideration. 

S'bone

p.s. Please don't green any more MSN links for another reason. I know you value editors.


Both of these are good points.
 
2020-06-18 10:54:40 AM  
My 1st ever PS mention. wheeeeeeeeeeeeee
 
2020-06-18 11:03:50 AM  

Weatherkiss: Non Sequitur Man: One question. How long will the OhFark badges be available? I never received a stimulus check and have been out of work for a few months.

I think Drew mentioned that they'd be available until all this was over with. Whenever that is.


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2020-06-18 11:09:50 AM  
What weapons did you bring?
 
2020-06-18 2:10:37 PM  
Came to this thread asking about a deadline and received an unexpected outpouring of support. Thanks Farkers, it means a lot to me.
 
2020-06-19 2:32:54 AM  
Mike, I occasionally play yer Office Space video and wonder why there's a baseball bat among the hardware. Please enlighten me.
 
2020-06-19 3:35:41 PM  

Non Sequitur Man: Mike, I occasionally play yer Office Space video and wonder why there's a baseball bat among the hardware. Please enlighten me.


It's what's in the movie, but it was aluminum and not mine and so I decided at the last minute to not risk damaging it...  as by then I'd found a sledgehammer to use instead.
 
2020-06-19 4:12:04 PM  
Thanks!
 
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