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
posted by Plutor
on Feb 15, 2005 -
: 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 -
Not just your everyday pancakes this time though. Alan Clark has turned his family recipe into a c13 isotope lased medical breakthrough. - via Fark
posted by KnitWit
on Dec 8, 2003 -
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 -
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
(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 -
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.
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 -
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 -
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 -
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 -
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
Do something good for somebody today.
posted by RobbieFal
on Sep 10, 2002 -
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 -
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 -
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
posted by Sinner
on May 22, 2002 -
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.
posted by Rastafari
on Mar 22, 2002 -
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 -
"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 -
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 -
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 -
Life-sized Lara Croft Mannequin
]. Question: how do you make a life-sized object of something completely fictional? Don't try to answer, my brain popped when I saw the 3/4 life-size Seven Dwarfs lawn ornaments at K-Mart
posted by plinth
on May 18, 2000 -