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06 Nov 2012 11:18 PM   |   23245 clicks   |   Boca News Now
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Bathia_Mapes    [TotalFark]  
And this, dear children, is why Florida has its own tag.

There aren't enough facepalms on the planet to cover this.

06 Nov 2012 09:18 PM
ZAZ    [TotalFark]  
MIT stands for "Massachusetts Institute of Technology" - a school where students tend to know how to spell

Name the top three aspects of MIT's reputation. I doubt spelling is among them.

06 Nov 2012 09:43 PM
Fark Me To Tears    [TotalFark]  
I picture a seventy-something year-old election volunteer b*tching to the supervisor: "Goddammit! M-I-T spells MIT, as in Mitt Romney!"

06 Nov 2012 09:48 PM
calbert    [TotalFark]  

ZAZ: MIT stands for "Massachusetts Institute of Technology" - a school where students tend to know how to spell

Name the top three aspects of MIT's reputation. I doubt spelling is among them.


the author is saying that facetiously.

06 Nov 2012 10:35 PM
cman     
Still not as funny as CT trying to classify wearing WWE shirts as "electioneering"

06 Nov 2012 10:36 PM
Dr.Fey    [TotalFark]  
MIT stands for "Massachusetts Institute of Technology" - a school where students tend to know how to spell

Yeah, but do they know the difference between plural and singular, unlike subby?

/Headline says "Women," in case it gets corrected.

06 Nov 2012 10:37 PM
Ghastly    [TotalFark]  
I'd be suspicious of her too. Everyone knows women can't be engineers.

06 Nov 2012 10:52 PM
cretinbob     
farking reeding, how duze it werk?

06 Nov 2012 10:52 PM
ZAZ    [TotalFark]  
I'd be suspicious of her too. Everyone knows women can't be engineers.

That's why MIT has biology and humanities departments.

06 Nov 2012 10:57 PM
Yogimus     

Ghastly: I'd be suspicious of her too. Everyone knows women can't be engineers.


Sure they can, just not good ones.

06 Nov 2012 11:34 PM
Allen262     
Link is fark 404ed...

06 Nov 2012 11:35 PM
OtherLittleGuy    [TotalFark]  
So, she should have taken the shirt off.

06 Nov 2012 11:40 PM
ilikeracecars     

OtherLittleGuy: So, she should have taken the shirt off.



Have you seen some of the women at MIT? Its definitely a crapshoot.

Also, am I the only one where the quote button only chooses to quote one or two words instead of the whole thing?

06 Nov 2012 11:51 PM
Fark Rye For Many Whores     

cman: Still not as funny as CT trying to classify wearing WWE shirts as "electioneering"


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06 Nov 2012 11:54 PM
morg     

Yogimus: Ghastly: I'd be suspicious of her too. Everyone knows women can't be engineers.

Sure they can, just not good ones.


Not even sandwich engineers?

06 Nov 2012 11:57 PM
znapel     
News Fail...

Headline: Woman Wearing MIT Shirt Banned From Voting In Boca Raton

Story: The woman was ultimately allowed to vote.

06 Nov 2012 11:59 PM
chard     
As an mit graduate, kick etc.

07 Nov 2012 12:11 AM
VespaGuy     
Other college attire banned from the voting booths:

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07 Nov 2012 12:12 AM
Bathia_Mapes    [TotalFark]  

Allen262: 40


I just clicked on it and it's loading fine for me.

07 Nov 2012 12:13 AM
Voodoo_Stu     

ilikeracecars: OtherLittleGuy: So, she should have taken the shirt off.


Have you seen some of the women at MIT? Its definitely a crapshoot.

Also, am I the only one where the quote button only chooses to quote one or two words instead of the whole thing?


If you highlight part of it, it'll only quote that part. Which annoys me when I'm sarching to see if anyone said something (to make sure my jokes haven't been used yet) and then quote some one else because I forgot I searched.

Luckily that's not a problem while Farking on my Xbox, because I can't search or highlight at all! No red squiglies to point out typos either.

07 Nov 2012 12:17 AM
TWX     

ilikeracecars: Have you seen some of the women at MIT? Its definitely a crapshoot.

Also, am I the only one where the quote button only chooses to quote one or two words instead of the whole thing?


Well, my observational sampling of MIT women grads definitely falls into positive territory, even fifteen years out.

And if you have any text highlighted when you select to quote, that's the only text copied to the comment field.

/wife is an MIT grad; she has many MIT grad friends and is in an alumni club
//many show up to pool parties, look just fine in bathing suits

07 Nov 2012 12:25 AM
brantgoose    [TotalFark]  
Maybe she was trying to vote below the Masson-Dickson line.

07 Nov 2012 12:29 AM
x23     

VespaGuy: Other college attire banned from the voting booths:

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haha! also American Medical Association shirts for some reason.

07 Nov 2012 12:39 AM
wallywam1     

Bathia_Mapes: And this, dear children, is why Florida has its own tag.

There aren't enough facepalms on the planet to cover this.


I can't even. Uh, wow. Just wow.

07 Nov 2012 12:47 AM
tootse     
Makes sense when you realize that Florida can't spell

07 Nov 2012 12:48 AM
Arcturus72     
Lets me guess, she also tried to bribe her way in with a $2?

07 Nov 2012 12:53 AM
SnyderCat     

Bathia_Mapes: And this, dear children, is why Florida has its own tag.

There aren't enough facepalms on the planet to cover this.


/double facepalm

I can't find my MIT t-shirt. Guess I need to replace that too.

07 Nov 2012 01:00 AM
Sugarloafer     
Subby,
Shouldn't it be "an" MIT t-shirt. Does this make me smarter than an MIT student?

07 Nov 2012 01:12 AM
pion     
Any chance we can turn this into a hot, nerdy chicks thread?

07 Nov 2012 01:15 AM
alienated     

Fark Rye For Many Whores: cman: Still not as funny as CT trying to classify wearing WWE shirts as "electioneering"

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HAHAHA. Thanks- that was awesome

07 Nov 2012 01:33 AM
Mock26     
How bad is Florida? Japan does not even have its own Fark tag!

Also, not sure which one I like better:

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07 Nov 2012 01:35 AM
just_another_asshole/jaa     
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07 Nov 2012 01:41 AM
Kelvron     

Mock26: How bad is Florida? Japan does not even have its own Fark tag!

Also, not sure which one I like better:

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First one. Definitely.

07 Nov 2012 01:42 AM
KrispyKritter     
A "MIT" t-shirt should read M.I.T.

And I don't know why Mr.Romney calls himself Mitt. The name is Willard. Just like the rat.

07 Nov 2012 01:44 AM
Dallymo    [TotalFark]  
I know an MIT humanities/engineering major. He's a fantastic writer (and speller--they don't always go hand-in-hand). Does it for a living, as a matter of fact.

Also love Alan Lightman's work, although he's a professor there and wasn't a student.

07 Nov 2012 01:52 AM
semiotix    [TotalFark]  
Well, the poll workers shouldn't have profiled her, but you can understand their suspicions. MIT is one of the best engineering and science schools in the United States. You don't get that way by admitting a lot of American citizens.

07 Nov 2012 02:22 AM
Mikey1969     
I was wearing a Dr Seuss shirt tonight(I celebrate the childhood that was ripped from me by forces beyond my control, give me a break), and didn't realize it until I got there. I was half afraid that since Dr Seuss is more or less considered to write basic education books for children, they might accuse me of supporting 'educational elitists' or something similar.

Since the GOP absolutely loathes anything education related, at first glance of the headline, I thought that was why the woman got banned, not because people are too retarded to spell AND don't know that MIT is a farking university, yet are allowed to manage our Presidential elections.

07 Nov 2012 03:22 AM
wambu     
The average American IQ is 100, which might help explain this kind of thing.

07 Nov 2012 03:28 AM
Mikey1969     

Voodoo_Stu: Luckily that's not a problem while Farking on my Xbox, because I can't search or highlight at all! No red squiglies to point out typos either.


It's why I don't fark very often on my phone. No spellcheck, no easy way to use markup language, and no easy way to select just part of a post to respond to, which is what I do when they get really long. In other words, if one of my posts has a page of quoted text, with a one line replay at the bottom, I'm going mobile(Kinda like The Who).

07 Nov 2012 03:32 AM
Mikey1969     

Mock26: How bad is Florida? Japan does not even have its own Fark tag!

Also, not sure which one I like better:



The first one, it makes a little more sense.

07 Nov 2012 03:32 AM
Isildur     
FTFA: Throughout the area, lines are averaging an hour at mid-day in part due to the six page ballot in use in much of unincorporated South Palm Beach County and Boca Raton. Based on observations, it appears that election officials are not making it clear to voters that arrows must be connected on the ballot to constitute a vote, and that there are questions or candidates on each of the six pages. Additionally, there is just one "scantronic" machine in use at most locations, slowing down the process. Each page of the ballot must be fed into the machine.


Is it some sort of cherished tradition within the Palm Beach board of elections to attempt to become an Election Day comedy each time?


just_another_asshole/jaa: [i849.photobucket.com image 330x264]


"Facepalm Beach"?

07 Nov 2012 03:33 AM
Mikey1969     

semiotix: Well, the poll workers shouldn't have profiled her, but you can understand their suspicions. MIT is one of the best engineering and science schools in the United States. You don't get that way by admitting a lot of American citizens.


My wife works in the Metallurgical School at the University of Utah. You would not believe the ration of Asians to Americans. No joke, it's probably 80/20, if that.

07 Nov 2012 03:35 AM
Prof. Frink     

Mikey1969: semiotix: Well, the poll workers shouldn't have profiled her, but you can understand their suspicions. MIT is one of the best engineering and science schools in the United States. You don't get that way by admitting a lot of American citizens.

My wife works in the Metallurgical School at the University of Utah. You would not believe the ration of Asians to Americans. No joke, it's probably 80/20, if that.


There's such a shortage of Asians, you've been forced to ration them?

07 Nov 2012 03:55 AM
just_another_asshole/jaa     

Isildur: "Facepalm Beach"?



"Face Palm Beach"?!

07 Nov 2012 04:01 AM
Mock26     
Third and Fourth options:

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07 Nov 2012 04:02 AM
LordOfThePings     
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Dammit, you know I love my big beef and cheddar.

07 Nov 2012 04:34 AM
dprathbun     

ZAZ: MIT stands for "Massachusetts Institute of Technology" - a school where students tend to know how to spell

Name the top three aspects of MIT's reputation. I doubt spelling is among them.


You, sir, are a dunce! DUNCE, sir! D-U-N-C... How do you spell it?

07 Nov 2012 04:52 AM
Myra Maines     

dprathbun: ZAZ: MIT stands for "Massachusetts Institute of Technology" - a school where students tend to know how to spell

Name the top three aspects of MIT's reputation. I doubt spelling is among them.

You, sir, are a dunce! DUNCE, sir! D-U-N-C... How do you spell it?


I.T.
You spelled it correctly in your post.

07 Nov 2012 05:12 AM
Buffet     
Article is bogus fabrication. There's no possible way that really happened.

07 Nov 2012 05:37 AM
Yogimus     

morg: Yogimus: Ghastly: I'd be suspicious of her too. Everyone knows women can't be engineers.

Sure they can, just not good ones.

Not even sandwich engineers?


Sandwich "Artists"

07 Nov 2012 06:32 AM
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