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If Fox News had Been Around Throughout History... We've learned that Greeks are in fact hiding *inside* the horse and will be attempting to infiltrate the city of Troy after nighfall... via essays & effluvia
posted by jasper411 (41 comments total)
 
Did they resize those to 40x60 pixels, enlarge them back to full size, then save as JPEGs with the lowest possible compression or what?
posted by Optimus Chyme at 12:54 PM on October 26, 2005


Not to be nit-picky but the first photo is from Birmingham, not Selma, thus BFD on the firefighter's uniforms.

Bridge and teargas - Selma

Dogs and firehoses - Birmingham
posted by Pollomacho at 1:00 PM on October 26, 2005


Oh, and funny in the "hee hee" sort of way.
posted by Pollomacho at 1:01 PM on October 26, 2005


homikaze?
posted by alumshubby at 1:07 PM on October 26, 2005


Nobody expects the Spanish Inquisition!
posted by louigi at 1:07 PM on October 26, 2005


homikaze?

I'm assuming it's a joke on the homicide bomber.

You know the essays and effluvia site is almost entirely unreadable due to their unfortunate choice of font colors and backgrounds.
posted by Pollomacho at 1:09 PM on October 26, 2005


"homikaze."

What's funny is that other blogs are reproducing the mistake.
posted by nobody at 1:09 PM on October 26, 2005


On postview: fair enough.
posted by nobody at 1:10 PM on October 26, 2005


THIS IS NOT FARK- so, don't post like it.
posted by uni verse at 1:10 PM on October 26, 2005


Oh also this is terrible.
posted by Optimus Chyme at 1:12 PM on October 26, 2005


It seems like funny idea that deserves a better execution.
posted by patgas at 1:12 PM on October 26, 2005


Most of these are lame. I did like this one though

'Negros Attack Police, Demand Special Rights'
posted by BuzzKill at 1:14 PM on October 26, 2005


I thought it was quite funny...
posted by ob at 1:16 PM on October 26, 2005


Er, it's a two-and-a-half-year-old Fark photoshop thread. Many originals are now MIA; the link seems to have salvaged only a few.
posted by dhartung at 1:16 PM on October 26, 2005


Metafilter for Newbies:

If you have seen it before cry BoingBoing
If it is funny cry Fark
If somebody died cry .
posted by srboisvert at 1:19 PM on October 26, 2005


DailyKos has it up too. Simultaneously, I might add.
posted by jsavimbi at 1:21 PM on October 26, 2005


Er, it's a two-and-a-half-year-old Fark photoshop thread. Many originals are now MIA; the link seems to have salvaged only a few.

Hahaha. Best part of this whole thread.
posted by sbutler at 1:28 PM on October 26, 2005


Some people just don't understand the importance of apropriate JPG compression.

Ugh
posted by delmoi at 1:29 PM on October 26, 2005


DailyKos has it up too.

Shocker.

Hackity hack hack.
posted by dhoyt at 1:40 PM on October 26, 2005


I agree the picture compression sucks, but I thought the idea was funny. dailykos posted about 20 minutes after this appeared, so maybe they got it from Mefi.

dhartung - that's astonishing that you knew it was an old Fark thread, and where to find it! How'd you do that?
posted by jasper411 at 2:12 PM on October 26, 2005


Eh, I recognized it as a Fark thread too. They do do some great Photoshops there.
posted by GaelFC at 2:15 PM on October 26, 2005


The Trojan Horse one doesn't really make sense to me. Wouldn't that be an example of Fox getting a great scoop?
posted by papakwanz at 3:30 PM on October 26, 2005


" DailyKos has it up too. Simultaneously, I might add.".....

it's it's it's.......

a recrudescence !
posted by troutfishing at 3:45 PM on October 26, 2005


Christ. I feel really sad that I immediately remembered that Fark Photoshop contest. The Lincoln one is pretty funny.
posted by my sock puppet account at 4:06 PM on October 26, 2005


papakwanz - Imagine Geraldo is Greek, in that situation.
posted by Happy Monkey at 4:06 PM on October 26, 2005


Yeah - it was a spoof on how Geraldo gave away troop positions on the air.
posted by It's Raining Florence Henderson at 4:32 PM on October 26, 2005


that's astonishing that you knew it was an old Fark thread, and where to find it! How'd you do that?

a) These things always begin on Fark, or SA, or Worth1000 ...
b) Google
c) Lived through it the first time it was posted on the internets
posted by dhartung at 4:48 PM on October 26, 2005



dhartung - that's astonishing that you knew it was an old Fark thread, and where to find it! How'd you do that?


He, like me, probably remembers it from reading fark.
posted by delmoi at 4:57 PM on October 26, 2005


>I feel really sad that I immediately remembered that Fark Photoshop contest. The Lincoln one is pretty funny.

Me too. I only actually remember the O'Reilly/Lincoln one which seems too clever for fark.
posted by skallas at 4:59 PM on October 26, 2005


Ah, OK, I get the Geraldo/Greek thing now.

Wait, that sounded wrong...
posted by papakwanz at 5:23 PM on October 26, 2005


just don't understand the importance of apropriate JPG compression

Fark posters are encouraged to keep their 'shops under 100k to allow 56k peeps to be able to DL the thread.

Oddly, it was this exact Fark thread that introduced me to Fark, back in 2003. Sigh. What a colossal waste of time that has been, and I don't even have an account there.
posted by Heywood Mogroot at 6:23 PM on October 26, 2005


I found out about FARK here on metafilter by people complaining that they saw something or other there first, and decided I should check it out.

Meh. It's like Metafilter without the interesting discourse, but it has boobies.
posted by Balisong at 7:16 PM on October 26, 2005


Metafilter: It has interesting discourse, but no boobies.
posted by mr_crash_davis at 7:37 PM on October 26, 2005


Metafilter: It has interesting discourse, but no boobies.

But... But.... But what about iconomy ?
posted by y2karl at 8:45 PM on October 26, 2005


Thumbs down!
posted by TwelveTwo at 9:27 PM on October 26, 2005


I liked it.
posted by scarabic at 11:07 PM on October 26, 2005


Some of these are really good. The O'Reilly knock has his manner of speech perfected; I can hear him saying those exact words in my head. And c'mon.. PILATE: "WE FOUND HIM LIKE THAT"? genius.
posted by mek at 11:51 PM on October 26, 2005


i thought it was alright, seemed to capture Fox in the correct light. who cares if it has been around the block, i hadn't seen it and it gave me a laugh!
posted by kurtrudder at 2:51 AM on October 27, 2005


I thought it was funny and hadn't seen it before either. Some of ya need to get out more.
posted by stumcg at 6:58 AM on October 27, 2005


Metafilter: A funny idea that deserves better execution
posted by Gamblor at 7:51 AM on October 27, 2005


It's hard to tell the actual jokes from the mistakes.
A funny idea that deserves better execution - agreed!
posted by milovoo at 9:03 AM on October 27, 2005


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