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April 19, 2007 8:31 PM   Subscribe

People In Newspaper Ads Who Look Like They're Farting. From The West Virginia Surf Report, a blog and webzine with a little bit of everything to tickle your funny bone, or offend you, depending on your point of view. Other features include Black Box Stew: Who would you like to see go down in the next big air disaster?, Rules Of Thumb, and Fast Food Ads Vs. Reality, with lots more in the Archives and the Best Of page.
posted by amyms (34 comments total) 2 users marked this as a favorite

 
Note: Their Lysol page was previously linked by jonson.
posted by amyms at 8:33 PM on April 19, 2007


Jesus Christ, how many times are we going to have to deal with jonson's scat links today?
posted by phaedon at 8:38 PM on April 19, 2007


The Rules of Thumb are genius.
posted by dobbs at 8:46 PM on April 19, 2007


From "Black Box Stew":
-People who get off escalators and immediately stop, as if they've just been transported to a strange, exotic world.

From "Rules of Thumb":
-If she smokes, she fucks.
-Ugly travels in packs.


Harsh.


Q.E.D.
posted by rob511 at 8:49 PM on April 19, 2007


Women with homemade tattoos on their hands don't know shit about Graham Greene.
posted by jason's_planet at 8:54 PM on April 19, 2007


Eh, it's like they're trying just a little bit too hard.

This site is more like Onion Salt instead of the Onion.
posted by Dave Faris at 9:04 PM on April 19, 2007


So it's funnier than the Onion?
posted by The White Hat at 9:12 PM on April 19, 2007


LOLLERcaust from the Best Of.
posted by Ambrosia Voyeur at 9:25 PM on April 19, 2007


I actually laughed so hard at a few things in the best of that I woke my wife up and she asked me if I was a gibbering moron. That was pretty great, thanks.
posted by Divine_Wino at 9:34 PM on April 19, 2007


That fast food bit is almost...philosophical.
posted by Tiresias at 9:38 PM on April 19, 2007


LOLLERcaust from the Best Of.

It really is fucked how people find sites. My own referral info has "old people fucking" and "fruit fucking" in it all the time. I mean, how many people search for "fruit fucking" every day? Or "old people fucking"? If it's only that one guy, why does he keep clicking to my site when there's no fruit fucking or old people to be found? And, considering I'm probably not in the first few dozens of pages for these phrases... well, wtf? How many pages is this idiot clicking every link on?

This site is more like Onion Salt instead of the Onion.

Wow. I couldn't disagree more. With the exception of the headlines, the Onion hasn't been funny in a long time. You read the headline, laugh, and then give up on the article half way thru because they say anything yet that didn't occur to you from reading the headline and knowing their tired style.
posted by dobbs at 9:56 PM on April 19, 2007 [1 favorite]


... they DON'T say anything...
posted by dobbs at 9:57 PM on April 19, 2007


lmauschwitz
posted by delmoi at 10:16 PM on April 19, 2007


meh, Cockeyed is betterest.
posted by rschroed at 10:28 PM on April 19, 2007


"[S]he asked me if I was a gibbering moron."

At least in YOUR relationship YOUR status is in doubt.

In re: "People In Newspaper Ads Who Look Like They're Farting," I've always wondered why those models are posed so oddly but "farting" never occurred to me. Should it have?
posted by davy at 10:44 PM on April 19, 2007


They don't look like they're farting.
posted by wsg at 10:46 PM on April 19, 2007


I thought that most of them looked like they were farting or had farted, especially the little kids. My SO was not amused. She did not think any of them looked like they had.

It goes to show that women are completely humorless when it comes to farting and fart jokes.
posted by wierdo at 10:49 PM on April 19, 2007


They could have put a little more effort into finding better images, but I did laugh like an idiot at "it now sounds like the Emergency Alert signal is going off."
posted by metaly at 11:05 PM on April 19, 2007


It goes to show that women are completely humorless when it comes to farting and fart jokes.

I love fart jokes. Actual farting - not so much, but humor involving the subject? Sure. But I still didn't think these people looked like they were farting, save for maybe the first one.

(Oh yeah, and I'm a girl. A really girlie one, too. Show me the way to Hello Kitty. I am woman, hear me put the seat down)
posted by katillathehun at 11:24 PM on April 19, 2007


All of the text posts in this thread look more like people farting than those pictures.
posted by dirigibleman at 12:03 AM on April 20, 2007


-Nobody cares about the weird dream you had last night.

YES. Because if you say "Do you want to hear about my weird dream?" in essence you are saying "Would you like to hear about things that never ever happened and never ever will happen outside of my subconscious?" And if you phrase it like that, the answer is always no.

-People who say, "Whoa, I'm not even going to touch that one!!" can't think of anything clever to say.

RIGHT! But they want you to think that they had something to say and that it was SHOCKING.

I say shocking things all the time, and never am I ever afraid to touch them. Provided I am wearing gloves.
posted by grapefruitmoon at 12:17 AM on April 20, 2007


I am woman, hear me put the seat down

That was funnier than the farters.

I continue to maintain that the children looked like one had farted and was laughing about it and the other was shocked by it. Perhaps I fart too much to be unbiased toward the subject.
posted by wierdo at 12:43 AM on April 20, 2007


Trrrrrrying toooooooooooooooooooo...... hard.
posted by reklaw at 5:06 AM on April 20, 2007


Oh yeah, and I'm a girl. A really girlie one, too.

"I am woman; hear me lore"?
posted by pax digita at 5:27 AM on April 20, 2007


"Game show buzzer".
Heh.
Me likee.
posted by Dizzy at 6:04 AM on April 20, 2007


I mean, how many people search for "fruit fucking" every day?

Perhpas they want some juice.
posted by mendel at 6:20 AM on April 20, 2007


Steven Segal always looks like he's trying not to fart. Even when he's rockin'.
posted by kirkaracha at 6:26 AM on April 20, 2007


Can someone explain why it's called the WEST VIRGINIA surf report if he's in Pennsylvania?
posted by chuckdarwin at 6:35 AM on April 20, 2007


I've always wondered why those models are posed so oddly...
Honestly? To show off the product with a minimum or wrinkles or distortion. A lot of the time, the clothing will be pinned (or even taped) in the back to make the front look even flatter and wrinkle-free. Models are just meat-based clothes hangers.
posted by Thorzdad at 6:40 AM on April 20, 2007


chuckdarwin: i believe he is from WV originally. And that may be something people are missing. this is basically one guy's journal. I've been reading him off & on for 3?4?5? years (i'm not sure how long he's been at it, but it been a while) and he has basically been blogging his life pre-blog, and i guess he had a zine before that.

his writing always reminded me of a non-fratish bill simmons, not that i want to peg him to that. i am not sure why exact, maybe it is in his descriptions of things. he's got a really good writing style and his humour is usually self-depreciating, which i always enjoy.
posted by 8 Bit at 7:09 AM on April 20, 2007


Jeff's a good guy and a day without an update from the bunker is a sad day indeed.
posted by Mick at 7:36 AM on April 20, 2007


Sunday morning is not a proper time for you to operate your chainsaw.
posted by gompa at 9:19 AM on April 20, 2007


It's amazing how regular pictures of people can magically become pictures of people who look like they're farting by simply listing them under the header "People In Newspaper Ads Who Look Like They're Farting."

P.S. Fart.
posted by hypocritical ross at 9:51 AM on April 20, 2007


People who look like they're farting
posted by staggernation at 10:51 AM on April 20, 2007 [1 favorite]


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