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Stephen Colbert vs The Hungarian Government

CmdrTaco posted more than 7 years ago | from the under-our-skin-we're-all-colberican dept.

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jefu writes "The Hungarian government is sponsoring an internet vote to name a new bridge. So far naming the bridge after acter Chuck Norris has been the most popular. However, last night Stephen Colbert (of Comedy Central's "Colbert Report") suggested that viewers vote to name the bridge after him. Remembering the effect that a Colbert segment had had on Wikipedia, I visited the voting page (in Hungarian when it works) soon after that and it was completely non-responsive. This morning (8:00 Thursday Pacific time) it is showing a "Horrible exception" and a Jetspeed/tomcat stack trace. " I believe Colbert's straight-talking sensibilities have earned him far more than just a bridge in whatever continent Hungaria is in. Instead I think we should consider renaming one of our lesser used states as an honor more appropriate to his grippy contributions to America. We're not doing anything with Colorado these days anyway, but imagine the appeal of a new and improved state with a virile name like Colberado. Book your tickets today!

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554 comments

Why stop at a bridge? (5, Funny)

krell (896769) | more than 7 years ago | (#15882256)

The very name of the country gives me an urge to go to Burger King. Why not take a vote on renaming Hungary itself?

Re:Why stop at a bridge? (5, Funny)

Scoria (264473) | more than 7 years ago | (#15882302)

And, after you visit Hungary to eat at Burger King, you can catch an interstellar flight to the distant space colony of Vomitus, bastard cousin of Romulus.

Re:Why stop at a bridge? (1)

deafff (604798) | more than 7 years ago | (#15882576)

Confirmed.

Re:Why stop at a bridge? (1)

codegen (103601) | more than 7 years ago | (#15882340)

The very name of the country gives me an urge to go to Burger King.

Well they are a country that is civilized enough to include the name of the national wine (Tokaji Aszu) in thier national anthem.

Re:Why stop at a bridge? (5, Informative)

kiscica (89316) | more than 7 years ago | (#15882501)

Well they are a country that is civilized enough to include the name of the national wine (Tokaji Aszu) in thier national anthem.


Well, not exactly. The lines [note: ö will stand in here for a long ö, which doesn't seem to be showing up in preview] Tokaj szölövesszein / Nektárt csepegtettél ("you dripped nectar on the grapevines of Tokaj") do appear in the third stanza of the full Himnusz (not that anyone, ever, sings the whole thing). Tokaj is a wine-growing region, justly famous for the wines that are internationally known under the Tokay name (including the sweet dessert wine type called aszú, made with a proportion of moldy grapes :-)

Kiscica

Acter? (3, Funny)

thrillbert (146343) | more than 7 years ago | (#15882268)

<sarcasm>What a moren, doesn't even know how to spell ACTOR.</sarcasm>

---
Q: Why do mountain climbers rope themselves together?
A: To prevent the sensible ones from going home.

Re:moren? (-1, Redundant)

athgorn (814980) | more than 7 years ago | (#15882330)

moron
Audio pronunciation of "Moron" ( P ) Pronunciation Key (môrn, mr-)
n.
1. A stupid person; a dolt.
2. Psychology. A person of mild mental retardation having a mental age of from 7 to 12 years and generally having communication and social skills enabling some degree of academic or vocational education. The term belongs to a classification system no longer in use and is now considered offensive.

http://dictionary.reference.com/browse/Moron [reference.com]

Re:moren? (1, Funny)

Anonymous Coward | more than 7 years ago | (#15882365)

Main Entry: sarcasm
Pronunciation: 'sär-"ka-z&m
Function: noun
Etymology: French or Late Latin; French sarcasme, from Late Latin sarcasmos, from Greek sarkasmos, from sarkazein to tear flesh, bite the lips in rage, sneer, from sark-, sarx flesh; probably akin to Avestan thwar&s- to cut
1 : a sharp and often satirical or ironic utterance designed to cut or give pain
2 a : a mode of satirical wit depending for its effect on bitter, caustic, and often ironic language that is usually directed against an individual b : the use or language of sarcasm
synonym see WIT

http://www.m-w.com/dictionary/sarcasm [m-w.com]

(And if THAT isn't enough, notice the 'o' and the 'e' were swapped in the same spot...)

Re:moren? (5, Funny)

Evanisincontrol (830057) | more than 7 years ago | (#15882397)

whoosh [reference.com]
Audio pronunciation of "whoosh" ( P ) Pronunciation Key (hwsh, wsh, hwsh, wsh) also woosh (wsh, wsh)
n.

1. A sibilant sound: the whoosh of the high-speed elevator.
2. A swift movement or flow; a rush or spurt.
3. The sound of a joke going right over your head

Re:moren? (1)

AcidLacedPenguiN (835552) | more than 7 years ago | (#15882502)

from http://www.urbandictionary.com/define.php?term=own ed [urbandictionary.com]
Owned
v. owned, 0wned, pwned, 0wn3d, pwn3d, own3d.
v. tr.
To be made a fool of; To make a fool of; To confound or prove wrong; embarrasing someone: Being embarrased.

examples: I owned you in counter-strike. You were owned at the party yesterday.


Nice one.

Re:Acter? (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 7 years ago | (#15882336)

Pot, kettle

Re:Acter? (1)

gEvil (beta) (945888) | more than 7 years ago | (#15882375)

Get a brain, moran!

Link, for the humor impared (1, Funny)

Anonymous Coward | more than 7 years ago | (#15882479)

Get a brain! Morans [about.com]

Name places after talk show hosts? Why not! (5, Funny)

krell (896769) | more than 7 years ago | (#15882275)

I already named my falafel after Bill O'Reilly.

Re:Name places after talk show hosts? Why not! (0, Flamebait)

TibbonZero (571809) | more than 7 years ago | (#15882324)

Funny, my falafel is much more respectable than Bill O'Reilly.
I'd reserve use of his name for things that are biased, untrue, vindicative, brash, jack-assed, and right leaning. I might rename lets say.... a speech that GW makes against Stem Cell research as the 'Bill O'Reilly' speech on the Wiki.

Re:Name places after talk show hosts? Why not! (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 7 years ago | (#15882486)

I'd reserve use of his name for things that are biased, untrue, vindicative, brash, jack-assed....

So this is the "Bill O'Reilly" of Slashdot posts?

and right leaning.

Oh, right. Well, the "Michael Moore" of Slashdot posts then.

Good Idea (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 7 years ago | (#15882280)

"I visited the page when it works", and you link to it for the slash masses to connect to. I feel sorry for the site admin.

Where's Hungaria? (1)

sethmeisterg (603174) | more than 7 years ago | (#15882284)

It's not on any map I can find.

Re:Where's Hungaria? (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 7 years ago | (#15882349)

It's called Hungary. I'm afraid the difference is too significant to classify it as a typo.

Re:Where's Hungaria? (2, Funny)

gbobeck (926553) | more than 7 years ago | (#15882364)

It is located in Europe [wikipedia.org] .

(the joke only works if you follow the link... sorry)

Re:Where's Hungaria? (1, Funny)

Anonymous Coward | more than 7 years ago | (#15882534)

It is located in Europe.
Which State is that in? New Jersey?

Re:Where's Magyarország? (4, Informative)

vertinox (846076) | more than 7 years ago | (#15882544)

To be fair, I can't find Deustchland on the map either nor Myanmar... But in reality the Hungarians don't refer to their nation as Hungary, but rather Magyarország [wikipedia.org] .

So heck... We can keep calling Hungary or Germany or Burma anything we want because they call themselves something else.

changes on top list (3, Informative)

jsuarezcasana (898941) | more than 7 years ago | (#15882287)

it seems that chuck norris is not longer the top choice: Az indoklás megtekintéséhez kattintson a névre! Zenebutik-Zenehíd 260730 [13%] Chuck Norris - híd 158656 [8%] Zrínyi híd 156978 [8%] Vásárhelyi Boldizsár - híd 155314 [8%] Bethlen Gábor - híd 152720 [8%] Batthyány Lajos híd 122877 [6%] Szent Korona - híd 122325 [6%] Bocskai István - híd 121137 [6%] Hunyadi Mátyás - híd 120784 [6%] Szent István - híd 119985 [6%] found on http://www.m0hid.gov.hu/toplista [m0hid.gov.hu] anyone care for a transaltion of all the other names?

Re:changes on top list (3, Funny)

hanshotfirst (851936) | more than 7 years ago | (#15882380)

May I nominate CmdrTaco? Or is Hungary offended by his geography skills?

May I also submit Johann Gambolputty de von Ausfern-schplenden-schlitter-crasscrenbon-fried-di gger-dingle-dangle- dongle-dungle-burstein-von-knacker-thrasher-apple- banger-horowitz- ticolensic-grander-knotty-spelltinkle-grandlich-gr umblemeyer- spelterwasser-kurstlich-himbleeisen-bahnwagen-gute nabend-bitte-ein- nurnburger-bratwustle-gernspurten-mitz-weimache-lu ber-hundsfut- gumberaber-shonedanker-kalbsfleisch-mittler-aucher von Hautkopft of Ulm?

Re:changes on top list (-1)

Frymaster (171343) | more than 7 years ago | (#15882520)

it seems that chuck norris is not longer the top choice:

and congratulations to the hungarians for not letting themselves get pushed around by socially-maladjusted north americans who think a legitimate attempt at citizen participation is nothing more than an opportunity for a practical joke.

i admit i've never seen this colbert guy's show but it seems that his recent schtick has been to damage other people's hard work and call it 'comedy'. what he encouraged his viewers to do to wikipedia was nothing short of vandalism. period. i wonder if some kids spray painted rude words on his garage door if he would find that funny as well.

Re:changes on top list (4, Informative)

theStorminMormon (883615) | more than 7 years ago | (#15882536)

As far as I can tell (my Hungarian is not that great, I'm a native English speaker) this is what we've got:

Zenebutik-Zenehid -> Music boutique - Music bridge (I've never heard zenebutik stuck together like that, so it may mean something other than the literal translation)

Chuck Norris Hid -> Chuck Norris Bridge. Hid means bridge, I'm not going to keep translating that word.

Zrinyi Hid -> Zrinyi is a famous historical Hungarian family (http://www.encyclopedia.com/html/Z/Zrinyi.asp)

Vásárhelyi Boldizsár -> Not sure on this one. Vásárhelyi is an adjective that means "shopping place", so that's weird, and I don't know what Boldizsár means.

Bethlen Gábor -> Another hero of another failed rebellion. (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gabriel_Bethlen) Hungarian history is very sad for the last couple of hundred years, if you haven't gathered that.

Batthyány Lajos -> Hero of the failed uprising of the Hungarians against the Austro-Hungarian empire (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lajos_Batthy%C3%A1ny for more in English)

Szent Korona -> Holy Crown

Bocskai István -> Transylvanian Prince (that was part of Hungary) http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Stephen_Bocskay [wikipedia.org]

Hunyadi Mátyás -> Popular Hungarian king (http://www.iearn.hu/balkans/bpeople/matyas.htm)

Szent István -> Saint Steven (don't ask me how Istvan translates into Steven, let alone how the nickname for Istvan is Pisti, kind of richard and dick, but even more off). He was the first Christian king of Hungary, also known as "Istvan a Kiraly" (Stephen the King)

anyone have a dictionary (2, Funny)

maverick215 (713433) | more than 7 years ago | (#15882289)

mine must be defective, I'm not finding "acter"

Hungaria? (4, Funny)

needacoolnickname (716083) | more than 7 years ago | (#15882291)

Ah, how I miss my public school education.

Re:Hungaria? (1)

ch-chuck (9622) | more than 7 years ago | (#15882493)

Yes, it was rather amusing to first learn there's a Hungary, Turkey, Greece...

Check your facts! (4, Funny)

Stranger4U (153613) | more than 7 years ago | (#15882292)

The country's name is not "Hungaria" it is "Hungary."
And the country is in Eastern Europe.
Though, given the average American these days, we should feel luck he didn't think it was in the US.

Besides, Chuck Norris doesn't need a bridge. Chuck Norris walks to the river and the water gets out of his way. Sorry.

Re:Check your facts! (4, Funny)

the darn (624240) | more than 7 years ago | (#15882321)

Feel that breeze? You, my good Stranger4U, have been WOOOSHED...

Re:Check your facts! (1, Insightful)

Anonymous Coward | more than 7 years ago | (#15882450)

He probably thinks Georgia is in Asia or Africa

Re:Check your facts! (4, Funny)

Anonymous Coward | more than 7 years ago | (#15882519)

But Georgia [wikipedia.org] is, indeed, in Asia.

All Your Country Are Belong To U.S. (5, Funny)

Alaren (682568) | more than 7 years ago | (#15882560)

Though, given the average American these days, we should feel luck he didn't think it was in the US.

Well, it might belong to the U.S. Does Hungary have any oil?

Slashdot effect? (5, Funny)

lionheart1327 (841404) | more than 7 years ago | (#15882299)

So the site is already fried because of Colbert, and your brilliant idea is to put it on the front page of Slashdot?

There goes the Hungarian electric grid.

Enough with the food already! (3, Funny)

krell (896769) | more than 7 years ago | (#15882348)

"So the site is already fried because of Colbert"

I'm already starving just from reading the name "Hungary" over and over. Mmmmm fried by Colbert. mmmmm.

Re:Slashdot effect? (1)

Antony-Kyre (807195) | more than 7 years ago | (#15882579)

Actually, Stephen Colbert didn't fry the site. I was able to get onto it hours after it went down. As to why it's down again as I'm typing this up, I have no idea.

Slash^H^H^H^H^HColbert Effect (1, Interesting)

Anonymous Coward | more than 7 years ago | (#15882301)

People used to worry about slashdotting. Not any more.

whatever continent Hungaria is in? (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 7 years ago | (#15882304)

WTF I thought at least the geeky americans were less dumb than the rest...

Re:whatever continent Hungaria is in? (1)

Kreigaffe (765218) | more than 7 years ago | (#15882497)

Actually, just go check out a map.
It's not as clear as you may think.

Hey, how about Iraq? Israel? Turkey? What continents are those countries in? Europe? Asia? Africa?

Now, Hungary's European.. it's east of the Ukraine.. but there is a question as to where, exactly, Asia stops and Europe begins.

Which is why I like to refer to it as the supercontinent of Eurasia.

Yeah but I heard (4, Funny)

snowwrestler (896305) | more than 7 years ago | (#15882312)

that the population of Hungarian bridges has tripled in the last 6 months.

You fucking moron, it is Europe. (-1, Flamebait)

Anonymous Coward | more than 7 years ago | (#15882315)

"whatever continent Hungaria is in"

You fucking moron, it is Europe.

Re:You fucking moron, it is Europe. (1, Troll)

spun (1352) | more than 7 years ago | (#15882378)

And it's called Hungary [wikipedia.org] , not Hungaria.

Hello, mod abuse? (0, Redundant)

spun (1352) | more than 7 years ago | (#15882490)

It is called hungary, how is that a troll?

Re:Hello, mod abuse? (3, Informative)

Anonymous Coward | more than 7 years ago | (#15882558)

Everybody knows it is called hungary, and everybody but you also knows that calling it Hungaria and asking where it is was a *joke*.

You were either trolling, making a very unfunny joke, or an idiot. I think troll is the most respectable of those.

Re:You fucking moron, it is Europe. (1, Informative)

Anonymous Coward | more than 7 years ago | (#15882575)

And the joke is what just flew over both your heads. The posting was intentionally done in Stephen Colbert's style, i.e. intentionally ignorant.

Hungaria? (1, Interesting)

colonslashslash (762464) | more than 7 years ago | (#15882316)

I've no idea where 'Hungaria' is, perhaps you mean Hungary, which is an Eastern European country?

I'm honestly quite surprised you have no idea what continent it is on...

In continents? (1)

krell (896769) | more than 7 years ago | (#15882368)

"I'm honestly quite surprised you have no idea what continent it is on..."

I have an extra supply of Depends on hand to take care of the continents problem.

Re:Hungaria? (4, Informative)

The Good Reverend (84440) | more than 7 years ago | (#15882437)

Perhaps you're unaware of Steven Colbert's comic stylings of purposefully making gaffs like this? Taco's entire contribution is in that style. While there are plenty of people who don't know their geography, I think the most likely explanation here is that the joke went over your head.

...Colbert Effect? (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 7 years ago | (#15882329)

This is clearly an attempt to steal Slashdot's patent pending method of destroying webservers..

Poor Hungary... (1)

Androclese (627848) | more than 7 years ago | (#15882331)

First the TV crowd slams their site and now they get slashdotted. Their poor server's CPU must have melted by now.

Colorado? (2, Informative)

markwalling (863035) | more than 7 years ago | (#15882335)

why colorado? there is good skiing there. why not something like south dakota? what the hell is in south dakota anyways.

(here goes my karma down the tube)

Re:Colorado? (3, Funny)

s73v3r (963317) | more than 7 years ago | (#15882413)

As a native South Dakotan, I must object to the above comment. Our state is nowhere near ready to be named after Colbert. Hell, it'll take at least 5 more years to get the faces on Mt. Rushmore completed to where they all look like him. And don't even get me started on how we'll reface the Mitchel Corn Palace http://www.cornpalace.org/newpages/webcam.html/ [cornpalace.org] in his image. On the other hand, everyone knows Colbert's favorite color is red, and South Dakota is as Red as they come.

Re:Colorado? (1)

mikeisme77 (938209) | more than 7 years ago | (#15882439)

Doesn't South Dakota have Mount Rushmore? North Dakota doesn't have much though, or Wyoming, or Montana...

Re:Colorado? (2, Funny)

DoctorStarks (736111) | more than 7 years ago | (#15882563)

Doesn't South Dakota have Mount Rushmore?
Yes.
North Dakota doesn't have much though...
You may have a point there.
... or Wyoming, or Montana...
Yellowstone?

Re:Colorado? (1)

HTH NE1 (675604) | more than 7 years ago | (#15882580)

North Dakota doesn't have much though

Except a desire to drop the "North" from its name as it suggests to people that it is cold there, so instead let it be Colbert.

Idiots QWZX (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 7 years ago | (#15882342)

Why would you use Java for a government web site that's presumably going to get a lot of traffic? Java is OK for low-usage web sites, but it's far too slow for something that's going to get medium-to-high traffic.

New slashdot slogan (4, Funny)

bano (410) | more than 7 years ago | (#15882345)

News for Nerds, Stuff that matters, and Steven Colbert news.

Re:New slashdot slogan (0)

Billosaur (927319) | more than 7 years ago | (#15882473)

News for Nerds, Stuff that matters, and Steven Colbert news.

And why would Slashdot become a news depot for him? I don't even think he's that funny. The whole "Daily Show" type faux news show is overdone. I'd rather listen to a Leno/Letterman monologue for my political laughs. Let's not give this guy any more publicity than he deserves, which is IMO, none.

At least 3 Stephenvilles in America (1, Informative)

Anonymous Coward | more than 7 years ago | (#15882353)

Louisiana, Texas, and Mississippi already celebrate this Great American.

South DaColberta (4, Funny)

MECC (8478) | more than 7 years ago | (#15882355)

Then he could be the first state to outlaw abortion, have the fewest laws of any state, host a biker rally, and have drive through liquor and ammo stores everywhere.

Cobert to drivethrough speakerphone: Hi, I'd like a fifth of Tequilla and a box of .357 hollowpoints. My Ex is in town, and I wanted to get her ... er ... I mean get her something special...

Nah, rename Oregon (1)

truthsearch (249536) | more than 7 years ago | (#15882361)

We're not doing anything with Colorado these days anyway, but imagine the appeal of a new and improved state with a virile name like Colberado.

It would be much more appropriate to rename Idaho's Portugal, a.k.a. California's Canada, a.k.a. Washington's Mexico, a.k.a. Oregon.

Stevegon? Orebert? Stevegonebert?

The Report is NOT Colbert's best work! (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 7 years ago | (#15882371)

They should name it the "Voice of Reducto" bridge.

Re:The Report is NOT Colbert's best work! (1)

chrismcdirty (677039) | more than 7 years ago | (#15882513)

I prefer Phil Ken Sebben.

CmdrTaco Brigde (1)

Matt Perry (793115) | more than 7 years ago | (#15882381)

I vote for "CmdrTaco Bridge".

Re:CmdrTaco Brigde (1)

Known Nutter (988758) | more than 7 years ago | (#15882477)

CowboyNeal Crossing

What happened to marketing? (1)

Opportunist (166417) | more than 7 years ago | (#15882390)

Colorado is fine, but how about Nevada? Don't you think we could call it Smith&Wesson? Or why not rename California to In&Out?

And I'm still looking for a cool named all-you-can-eat chain to rename D.C.

This could be the next /. poll! (4, Insightful)

paladinwannabe2 (889776) | more than 7 years ago | (#15882391)

The bridge in Hungaria should be named:
-The Chuck Norris Bridge
-The Steven Colbert Bridge
-Geza Hofi's Bridge (an actual Hungarian)
-King Steve's Kickass Bridge
-The Bridge of Death [wikipedia.org]
-CmdrTaco's Bridge

Typo! (1)

paladinwannabe2 (889776) | more than 7 years ago | (#15882404)

I know, I know, it's Hungary, not Hungaria.

Re:This could be the next /. poll! (1)

general scruff (938598) | more than 7 years ago | (#15882458)

I think you forgot a couple:

--Breast Bridge
--CowBoyNeals Bridge to eternal fun poking

Tired of Colbert already. (1)

JasonStiletto (653819) | more than 7 years ago | (#15882394)

Ah, I see how this generations favored comedian/political satirist is tech news. You probably shouldn't make this more widely known, though. Pretty soon Ted Stevens and Robert Byrd will battle to the death to have diplomatic envoys have that bridge named after them.

Re:Tired of Colbert already. (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 7 years ago | (#15882436)

I actually saw him last night for maybe the first time in years, with this very subject (the bridge name) and well...the guy is boring and not nearly as funny as his executation of his schtick seems to make him think he is

Colorado's just fine... (1)

Keith Russell (4440) | more than 7 years ago | (#15882405)

It's Oregon that needs the help. As it is now, we can't decide if it's California's Canada, Washington's Mexico, or Idaho's Portugal. (I always thought it was the North Pacific's Ecuador, but I'm a liberal. What do I know?)

Change it to Colbertegon, and you've got a destination! It's not anybody's anything! Of course, we'd have to move the capital to Colbervallis...

What is even funnier... (1)

abscissa (136568) | more than 7 years ago | (#15882410)

Is that countries like the United States sponsor votes to elect leaders!!

Waste of a Bridge (5, Funny)

nonsequitor (893813) | more than 7 years ago | (#15882411)

It would be pointless to name a bridge after Chuck Norris. If they did no one would dare use it, because everyone knows that no one crosses Chuck Norris and lives.

MOD PARENT UP (1)

MustardMan (52102) | more than 7 years ago | (#15882483)

Now that's funny!

Re:Waste of a Bridge (1)

BasharTeg (71923) | more than 7 years ago | (#15882491)

Except the Dragon. Everyone knows the Dragon pwned Chuck.

Self Fullfilling Prophecy... (1)

gurps_npc (621217) | more than 7 years ago | (#15882421)

You know, even if the voting web site was up when this was posted, it will now be down from all the extra traffic Slashdot will send to them.


We are sort of taking the Colbert Report and one-upping them.

They should name the bridge after Chuck Norris... (-1, Redundant)

B11 (894359) | more than 7 years ago | (#15882425)

Considering all his accomplishments [chucknorrisfacts.com] .

In response (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 7 years ago | (#15882443)

In response, Joe Lieberman denounced Stephen Colbert for hacking the bridge's website, and demanded the Hungarian government launch a full investigation.

New bridge name: CmdrTaco Is an Idiot (2)

devilsammo (530260) | more than 7 years ago | (#15882453)

Seriously. Hungaria?

Good old straight-talking Colbert! (4, Funny)

Karma Farmer (595141) | more than 7 years ago | (#15882454)

I believe Colbert's straight-talking sensibilities have earned him far more than just a bridge in whatever continent Hungaria is in.
Slashdot -- because on the internet, no-one can tell if you're a moron or just a troll.

Network (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 7 years ago | (#15882464)

Ha. Has anyone seen the movie Network?

Straight-talking (1, Insightful)

DoofusOfDeath (636671) | more than 7 years ago | (#15882466)

I believe Colbert's straight-talking sensibilities...
You realize that pretty much whenever person A says something that person B agrees with, person B judges person A to be a "straight-talker", right? Basically whether or not one judges Colbert to be a straight-talker depends on whether or not he agrees with Colbert.

Re:Straight-talking (1)

athgorn (814980) | more than 7 years ago | (#15882529)

I think you're going to get a Wag of the Finger [wikipedia.org]

New word: "Colberted" (1)

stefanlasiewski (63134) | more than 7 years ago | (#15882468)

I suggest a new term for the internet world-- Colberted.

"Yes, one day my public site was discussing Hungarian Bridges, but then these monkeys flew out of the sky and started posting. Now we're discussing Icelandic ducks and Chinese lay-midwifery. Ouch! I think I just got Colberted".

Not to be confused with "Colbertism [wikipedia.org] , a 16th Century French practice of mercantilist protectionism.

it's Hungary not Hungaria (1)

SauroNlord (707570) | more than 7 years ago | (#15882484)

And it's in Europe. Some of us are Hungarians here you know.

HOW TO VOTE (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 7 years ago | (#15882485)

The voting page [m0hid.gov.hu]

Vote for STEPHEN Colbert, NOT Steven.

Not Chuck! (1)

reverto (994254) | more than 7 years ago | (#15882487)

The bridge should be called Hungaria... No, wait! Hungary! The bridge in Asia should be called Hungary. Where is Spain again? Europe! The bridge in Europe, in Hungary, should be called Colberto. Or Steven Colbert's "truthiness" bridge!

Everybody loves Steven Colbert.

(seriously, as long as I can't pronounce it, it's okay. tough luck chuck)

Translate (1)

breakitdown (816727) | more than 7 years ago | (#15882496)

Does anyone know of a good Hungarian to English translator?

Back to school with you, Taco (1, Informative)

Anonymous Coward | more than 7 years ago | (#15882500)

When did it become cool for editors on this site to flaunt their ignorance?

Learn to spell the name of the country (Hungary) and what continent it's on (Europe). As a Hungarian national, I find your attitude laughable. This may be one reason why people outside of the US cannot stand the popular attitude towards other countries here.

Several major Linux projects like MPlayer are Hungarian made as well, which could have the slightest chance of marking it on your map.

Next time Slashdot, Linux, or Apple is not represented correctly in some type of media, remember that perhaps others give as much crap about your passion as you do about theirs.

lame (0)

houseofmore (313324) | more than 7 years ago | (#15882503)

What is this crap. Sounds more like a pre-teen blog post than anything news worthy.

Spontaneous joke (3, Informative)

bocsika (929320) | more than 7 years ago | (#15882518)

You should know that this is a spontaneous joke of Hungarian people, nothing serious. At last! Despite centuries when you had to shut up, and the eastern hordes ruining down the country several times, people there did not loose their sense of humor. This is the real knews. /yes, IAAH - I am a native Hungarian/

Blah, at least name it after a Hungarian (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 7 years ago | (#15882531)

They should name it after Bela Lugosi or maybe the
Polgars. At least those people were Hungarian at one time.

Didn't they use to only name stuff... (1)

johnny cashed (590023) | more than 7 years ago | (#15882551)

after dead people? I really don't like the trend to name buildings and infrastructure after living persons. I really didn't like it when a building in my town was named the "[town's mayor] art center" (where [town's mayor] was the current actual mayor). Does this sound tacky to you? I thought that one named buildings and such after dead people as a tribute. Now it just seems to be a trendy thing to do. And the nice thing about naming stuff after dead folks is that they can never do something embarassing or stupid once they are dead (I'm thinking: "The Michael Jackson Music Center for Children). That last one was a hypothetical, but I hope you get my drift.

Not in America... (0, Troll)

creimer (824291) | more than 7 years ago | (#15882555)

... whatever continent Hungaria is in ...

It was still in Europe the last time I checked. Besides, if it was in America, naming of the bridge would go to the highest corporate bidder.

State Names (1)

kaddeh (993301) | more than 7 years ago | (#15882566)

I say just out of pure irony, we rename Oregon to something having to do with Colbert
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