Monday, February 19, 2007


It's a streetlight. At, my favorite website, the talkbacks can get legendary. There's nothing like getting the minds of thousands of snarky geeks involved on the same topic.

Yesterday, someone thought they had photographed a UFO. The talkback grew into a gigantic comedy festival...

(almost as legendary as the 'ballsack conundrum' of 04/17/06)

[update 02/19/07 05:41pm Wil Wheaton, t.v.'s Wesley Crusher and modern-day internet phenom, has added the talkback to his blog:
there are four lights (but we really only care about one)]

[update 02/20/07 8:41pm - Now there's a follow up thread:

It IS a streetlight. Surprising that NONE of you knew. I am an Idiot -- forked_at_fark

Or, you can
It's at base price, no markup.]


Blogger J said...

Looks like an aerostat.

2:46 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Daylight photo.

Not only is it a streetlight, a couple Farkers think they've pinpointed the exact light in daylight pictures taken from the same location - dimly visible windows and tree branches in the original photo line up on the house.

2:59 PM  
Anonymous Random Farker said...

I can't believe how stubborn she is.

3:41 PM  
Blogger markjamesmurphy said...

I Want To Believe.

4:09 PM  
Blogger David said...

Can't you see, your claims of it being a streetlight are making the baby UFO cry! Those are tears of sadness for being accused of such a thing!

5:36 PM  
Blogger Variant E said...

I think the whole photo was produced on a back stage lot because nobody really has the technology capability of actually photographing a dim street light.

9:27 PM  

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