The rights to FarkTV, a series of humorous videos broadcast on social networking site Fark.com, were purchased today by Internet rumor site rumormiller.com. The sale, finalized Thursday, signals a new partnership between the sites. Fark founder Drew Curtis announced the partnership in Lexington, KY's convention center, a downtown La Quinta conference room. "Fark.com is news that is not news. RumorMiller takes FarkTV to the next level: it's not news, it's not even the truth, it's just made up BS." The final price of the property was not publicly disclosed; however, according to an anonymous source close to the matter, the price was in the "low six figures."
Rumormiller.com spokesperson Lindsay MacGyver praised Curtis for the speed and totality of the deal. "We expected negotiations to last a month or longer, but Mr. Crutis's only demands were that we increase our asking price to include 4 kegs of his favorite beer and a barrel full of Jolly Ranchers candy with all the watermelon pieces removed and placed in a leather handbag which he asked us to drive over in a 2010 Camry Hybrid three times, no more, no less. I had no idea they still made those things! The demands seemed excessive at first, but we realized that Drew Curtis is eccentric. When one is holding an object of value like FarkTV for so long, one tends to get a bit loopy- kinda like that Gollum in LOTR or the Teen Wolf from Teen Wolf 2."
Ms. MacGyver explained that rumormiller.com had been looking to expand after reporting quarterly earnings and assets in the million of dollars. "We knew we had to expand into the video market. The written word is dead. Looking around the Internet for properties in our range that generated the kind of response we were looking for pretty much led us to Fark.com's FarkTV."
Rumormiller.com will be expanding it's portfolio by including video news segments starting with two segments: one purporting to show aging pop star Pink raging at a downtown LA club, angry that the Glee version of her song "Raise Your Glass" is better than her original version. The other segment will be more satirical in nature and will feature Congress' Reaction to BioTech firm International Genetic Technologies' request for US Army support in controlling a biological hazard on their private "Biological preserve" on an island 120 miles west off the coast of Costa Rica. (Look it up, kids. It's called Jurassic Park.)
The 13 existing FarkTV episodes will be redone and made more contemporary and actually funny.
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