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It's Not a Streetlamp Photo

On Fark.com, a user asked for help identifying the mysterious subject of a photo he'd taken. "Why don't we let William of Occam sort this out: William, what is more likely: a) that a hitherto unobserved light source hovvering over some hills very far away just happens to look exactly like a nearby streelamp when photographed, or b) Forked accidentally took a picture of said nearby streetlight and didn't realise it?"
posted by Peregrine Pickle on Feb 22, 2016 - 73 comments

I didn't know squirrels could vote!

Drew Curtis, of Fark.Com, is running for Governor of Kentucky.
posted by pjern on Jan 23, 2015 - 42 comments

15 years later, Fark discovers moderation

Fark Wants to Ban Misogyny. Is That Even Possible?
posted by CitoyenK on Aug 19, 2014 - 67 comments

Drew Curtis vs. A Patent Troll

TED Talk:"Drew Curtis: How I Beat A Patent Troll" "Patent trolls have done more damage to the United States economy than any domestic or foreign terrorist organization in history every year."
posted by The ____ of Justice on Apr 17, 2012 - 32 comments

Also, patent trolls suck hairy donkey balls

Drew Curtis' FARK.com has settled a lawsuit with a patent troll. The popular "not news" site was sued by "Gooseberry Natural Resources LLC" which held a ridiculous broad patent (6,370,535) that it claimed covered the basic concept of generating a press release online. Other sites targeted included Reddit, Digg, Slashdot, TechCrunch & Others. In the case of Fark, the suit was settled for $0. Curtis writes, "I paraphrased our best one-time settlement offer as "how about jack sh*t and go f*ck yourself."
posted by furiousxgeorge on Aug 10, 2011 - 79 comments

This post has been innovisioneered by trained professionals.

Worst Word Mashup Trademark Filings. From the guy who brought you the FARK NSFW shenanigans and the Dreamcast 2 foofaraw. Innovisioneering? Really?
posted by Rock Steady on Dec 11, 2007 - 15 comments

Kleenex(tm) in aisle NSFW(tm)

NSFW (tm) --Drew Curtis (Fark) attempts to trademark "Not Safe For Work"
posted by F Mackenzie on Dec 7, 2007 - 102 comments

http colon slash slash

Strictly speaking, yourassgotserved.com should really be yourassisserving.com, but, well, you get the idea. (Flash, NSFW, preparing for my first deleted FPP)
posted by Armitage Shanks on Apr 1, 2005 - 16 comments

Fark.com UFIA Arena

The operators of FleetCenter in Boston decided it'd be a good idea to auction off single-day rights to rename the stadium and give the proceeds to charity. Honorable idea. Unfortunately for them, the winner of Monday, February 28, was the infamously crude news site Fark. They held a competition this afternoon to decide what the name should be. The winning entry: "Fark.com UFIA Arena".
posted by Plutor on Feb 15, 2005 - 49 comments

hilarity ensues

Followup: Wired runs an article called "Fark Sells Out, France Surrenders". Drew Curtis writes a response (note the sycophantic totalfarkers and more annoyed normal-farkers) -- but, as the article says, "when pressed on the issue, Curtis refused to deny that Fark accepts payment for placement of links". Was this really a case of one sales rep getting "a little overenthusiastic"? Is Drew ever actually going to deny selling Fark out, or will he just keep writing non-responses detailing his plans for selling it out even more in the future?
posted by reklaw on Aug 6, 2004 - 43 comments

farking dishonest? or just farking fine?

Fark.com sells their editorial, and the loyalty of their users. "After trying to figure out a deal they told me that I could just buy the editorial. The cost? Like $300 to $400 for a story... They said they didn’t have a problem not telling the audience that the content was paid for..."
posted by reklaw on Aug 2, 2004 - 71 comments

Fark Hacked

Fark is Hacked mefi rejoices, get your commemorative screen shorts here
posted by sourbrew on Mar 31, 2004 - 22 comments

Pancakes: Is there anything they can't do?

Pancakes! Not just your everyday pancakes this time though. Alan Clark has turned his family recipe into a c13 isotope lased medical breakthrough. - via Fark (of course)
posted by KnitWit on Dec 8, 2003 - 9 comments

insert generic hell, handbasket quip

As Texas Sen. Gonzalo Barrientos said of his Republican colleagues: "They don't want to govern. They want to rule." An apt quote regarding the sea change in American politics found in an enlightening article about the current state of pork barrel politics. I'm going to pinpoint that change as being the 1994 election when the Republicans gained control of Congress. Ever since then, it seems like the welfare of the American people wasn't only low on the politician's priority list, but it plain dropped off...and the PORK found in this batch of legislation has done nothing to disabuse me of that notion.

As an aside, I think I've found my new favorite texan (HA, like there's many), Molly Ivins. little bit of FARKfilter for ya, sorry.
posted by taumeson on Nov 15, 2003 - 15 comments

Knee Defender

Knee Defender is a product that airline passengers can use to keep the person in front of them from reclining their seat during a flight. They market it as an alternative to deep vein thrombosis and lawsuits (Warning: Flash Menu). It is creating a stir in the news. But people with long legs who do not want to detract from a fellow passenger's enjoyment can always save their money and consult the Seat Guru (SG previously discussed here). (Via Fark.)
posted by cup on Oct 25, 2003 - 77 comments

The sun never sets on the Grand Old Party

GOP saves a buck or two. Shameless. [via Fark.]
posted by condour75 on Aug 27, 2003 - 32 comments

killing kittens?

Have you or your neighbors killed any kittens lately? Way back in the mists of time, a farkism combined a kitty with a couple of domo-kuns and came up with a saying equating masturbation with killing a kitty.

This site has taken the concept and is attempting to make it into a community weblog -- except the community is limited to those who are taking solo flights into orgasm. The site seems almost innocent, at least now (though it'll probably get over-run with explicit commercial grossness in a while).

Although the interface is nowhere near as clean, my experience with the site reminded me of the early days of amihotornot. I was at it for hours, tripping out on who was masturbating in my state, and what they were thinking, let along who was doing what in other places all over the world (not many global participants, yet).
With this wierd mixture of deeply personal revelations and total anonymity, is this one of those things that only the internet can do? Or am I a total git for thinking this is interesting? (via memepool)
posted by jasper411 on Jul 23, 2003 - 19 comments

Blood Splatter Tutorial

Jarrett's Blood Splatter Photoshop Tutorial. Learn to create horrific violence in this step-by-step guide from a Fark Photoshopper. "After you're done with the blood splatters, you might want to add shreds of clothing or body parts at your discretion." And they say reading Fark won't teach you anything.
posted by vraxoin on May 1, 2003 - 18 comments

I Scream

I scream you scream we all scream for ice cream Free Scoop day at Ben and Jerry's tomorrow, and Wednesday at Baskin Robbins. (via fark)
posted by bitdamaged on Apr 28, 2003 - 16 comments

Student loans suck. What more needs to be said?

Ted Rall says that college loans are killing America. I'm inclined to agree. At just $14,736, I'm on the lighter-side of college loan debt, but being a single father, I have a hard time making a dent. Ted makes some salient points about young adults who are struggling to make money in a recession. They don't work for the Peace Corps, they don't volunteer, etc. Even China criticizes America on our insistence that students endebt themselves to corporations just for education.(via fark)
posted by taumeson on Feb 11, 2003 - 94 comments

Farker dies in car accident

The denizens of Fark are having a crisis of conscience after one of their members died in a car accident. There are only a few holdouts against the outpouring of sympathy from the biliously sarcastic community. "Farkers, seriously - where's your irreverence?" asked Labberdasher. "Not one 'he should have gone for a Darwin award' ... ?"
posted by rcade on Feb 5, 2003 - 60 comments

Orbitz Marketing head says Pop-ups are Great!

Orbitz Marketing head says Pop-ups are Great! Yes, I got this from Fark, but it is still worth a look. The article includes the marketer's e-mail address. Let him know what you think about his ads!
posted by trigfunctions on Nov 19, 2002 - 27 comments

Yes.. we all know what today is (it's pretty much Wednesday here).. read up on the MeFi reactions, or the reactions from Fark. Hundreds of these have to be around. I'm just linking some ones off the top of my head here. Here's one timeline of last 9/11 also which seems more skeptical about all of this. Here are some events for today.

Do something good for somebody today.
posted by RobbieFal on Sep 10, 2002 - 5 comments

MeFi Users: You're Preapproved!

MeFi Users: You're Preapproved! Plastic begs for users, takes shots at MetaFilter with lines such as: "Plastic: the MetaFilter that doesn't reminisce about its 'golden era', three times a week!" and "Plastic: The MetaFilter that's already had weeks of unexplained downtime." Is offering "karma" and "mod points" going to make you switch? Isn't complaining about a lost golden era better than never having one at all?
posted by magnetbox on Jul 16, 2002 - 27 comments

Israel has about 400 nuclear weapons, according to an air force report. (via fark)
posted by delmoi on Jul 6, 2002 - 21 comments

Don't click this link!

Don't click this link! A woman in Athens, Greece went to the doctor complaining of headaches. Upon examination, the doctor discovered a SPIDER LIVING IN HER EAR. Good night, folks, pleasant dreams. (via Fark)
posted by RylandDotNet on Jun 12, 2002 - 32 comments

Dallas Mavericks coach Mark Cuban wants a little privacy. Is he entitled?

Dallas Mavericks coach Mark Cuban wants a little privacy. Is he entitled? As a general rule, I don't like Mark Cuban. Prior to reading this article (from Dallas Online), which fark.com described as "Transcript of Mark Cuban heated call," I expected to groan at more of his braying and obnoxious behavior. But in large part, I can't deny that Cuban may have a point in asking a reporter not to publish information on Cuban's relationship with his fiancee. Much of what he said makes sense, or at very least raises interesting questions about the rights of the press and a celebrity-hungry public over those of the public figure (and his friends and family). Who's right here, and who's wrong? (via fark.com, obv)
posted by Sinner on May 22, 2002 - 18 comments

Do you visit Fark?

Do you visit Fark? If so, you'll probably get a kick out of Something Awful's latest site parody.
posted by kingmissile on May 2, 2002 - 12 comments

Malware (Radlight)

Malware (Radlight) will silently remove (vi fark ) Ad-aware when installed. The forums on both sides have already sparked some heated discussions.
posted by ambirex on Apr 24, 2002 - 8 comments

An African Pope?

An African Pope? Rock on. (Via Fark.)
posted by artifex on Apr 8, 2002 - 32 comments

Reverse discrimination?

Reverse discrimination? Kathleen Carter, who is white, says that when she became chairman of the education department at historically black Delaware State University in 1995, she was told that she was usurping blacks' right to govern themselves and that whites in the department were trying to make blacks look bad. via Fark
posted by Rastafari on Mar 22, 2002 - 16 comments

Britain threatens Saddam with nukes.

Britain threatens Saddam with nukes. (via Fark) Is anyone else tired of this? Why can't we just leave each other alone for awhile? (You may have to register to see the story)
posted by schlaager on Mar 21, 2002 - 33 comments

A Brief History of U.S. Interventions: 1945 to the Present

A Brief History of U.S. Interventions: 1945 to the Present (Via Fark.) There's some eye-opening stuff here, assuming it's all true.
posted by artifex on Mar 8, 2002 - 39 comments

Too much sleep may shorten your lifespan,

Too much sleep may shorten your lifespan, according to this MSNBC article. Assuming that this data is correct, I'd still rather deal with less time alive (but fully alert) vs. a prolonged life of grogginess. (via Fark)
posted by sigma7 on Feb 15, 2002 - 26 comments

A Poll on Fark

A Poll on Fark asks its members whether or not they would pay 5$ a month to belong to thier discussion group. How many of you would pay for MeFi? Do you any of you feel that there would be benefits to having MeFi become a pay for service? I do, and I'm out of work!
posted by xammerboy on Feb 3, 2002 - 29 comments

The future seems to be rushing in at an alarming rate.
(links via Fark.com)
posted by TiggleTaggleTiger on Jan 18, 2002 - 19 comments

"Jingle Bells" is the first Christmas song we learn.

"Jingle Bells" is the first Christmas song we learn. It's the Christmas song no one ever forgets. But when "Jingle Bells" was written in the 1850s by Boston native James Lord Pierpont, it was not a Christmas song. It had nothing to do with the holidays. "Jingle Bells" was what you might call pre-Civil War rock 'n' roll. In its seldom-heard original form, it's about having a flashy vehicle, driving it too fast and using it to pick up girls. (by Larry Katz, Boston Herald--via Fark.com)
posted by Carol Anne on Dec 24, 2001 - 3 comments

Are you going to deep fry a turkey today? After searching google for deep fried pics to post on fark [filepile is down and andre got a game cube so I had to join fark], I discovered that accidents happen. Happy Thanksgiving and, hey, be careful out there.
posted by roboto on Nov 22, 2001 - 14 comments

"Playboy hacked.

"Playboy hacked. Change all your cards." From Fark.com
posted by Counselco on Nov 20, 2001 - 10 comments


Fark.Ru has officially begun operations.
posted by HoldenCaulfield on Sep 23, 2001 - 18 comments

Design choice for tower helped save lives

Design choice for tower helped save lives : via FARK - can you imagine what would have happened had the planes hit the base of the towers?
posted by Mossy on Sep 12, 2001 - 5 comments

Whose Domain is it?

Whose Domain is it? (via Fark) Good question. When does the Government cross the line in practicing Imminent Domain? How can we, the people prevent this? Is it time for a new Amendment to the constitution?
posted by da5id on Aug 1, 2001 - 7 comments

Lobbest thou the Holy Hand Grenade -

Lobbest thou the Holy Hand Grenade - Monty Python dolls^H^H^H^H^Haction figures to go on sale. As noted before I have a penchant for obscure toys. Clearly, they've nailed my demographic. Wish I had the cash to spend on them, though. [via Fark]
posted by plinth on Jun 15, 2001 - 13 comments

Towel Day -- tribute to Douglas Adams

Towel Day -- tribute to Douglas Adams Here's an idea for those of you who want to show some sort of public sympathy for Douglas Adams. This site is proposing May 25th be "Towel Day" - carry a towel prominently and use it as a talking point for discussing Adams with people. I can't decide if this is lame or cool, so you tell me. (via FARK)
posted by briank on May 16, 2001 - 30 comments

McVeigh, Nichols did not act alone? U.S. had prior knowledge of the bombing? (via Fark)

McVeigh, Nichols did not act alone? U.S. had prior knowledge of the bombing? (via Fark) Interesting piece about a forthcoming 500 page report by the Oklahoma Bombing Investigation Committee. They conclude, among other things, that the blast has links to bin Laden. Kind of scary how much the allegations remind me of the JFK investigation.
posted by sixdifferentways on May 8, 2001 - 13 comments

Two survivors of the Auschwitz death camp are suing the American government

Two survivors of the Auschwitz death camp are suing the American government for not bombing the death camp and are seeking $40 billion in damages. (via Fark)
posted by tamim on Apr 14, 2001 - 26 comments

Fark tells us that Taleban web site still under Russian control

Fark tells us that Taleban web site still under Russian control I clicked on link Fark provided to find out whether the Russians still controlled Taleban site. Surprise!!
posted by Postroad on Mar 25, 2001 - 6 comments

Homeless given Cigarettes to vote for Gore

Homeless given Cigarettes to vote for Gore - Would they have wanted that kind of help if it wasn't caught on video tape? Maybe they should just steal the social security numbers of the dead and have THEM vote via mail-in. (See also: Zombies for Gore) [Links via Fark]
posted by smcbride on Nov 6, 2000 - 10 comments

Pagan/Wiccan underwear.

Pagan/Wiccan underwear. [from Fark] My question is, how come none of them read "Abandon hope all ye who enter here."?
posted by plinth on Jul 28, 2000 - 3 comments

Apple to release the vMac and dMac

Apple to release the vMac and dMac [from Fark], of course we all knew that the iBrator has been around for some time. Be sure to check out the movies if you haven't seen them before.
posted by plinth on Jul 24, 2000 - 0 comments

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