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6187 clicks; posted to Main » on 31 Mar 2002 at 4:18 AM (15 years ago)   |   Favorite    |   share:  Share on Twitter share via Email Share on Facebook   more»

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2002-03-31 04:20:40 AM  
fb- is the father
2002-03-31 04:27:12 AM  
w-w-what about christ?
2002-03-31 04:29:53 AM  
Whooze a fuzzy wuzzy wittle wabbit!? Awwww, you wawe!
2002-03-31 04:31:00 AM  
The day after Easter is my favorite day of the year. Peeps go on sale for ten cents a box at the drug store. Woohoo!
2002-03-31 04:44:05 AM  
I am a 'petter'
(see profile)
2002-03-31 05:24:22 AM  
As I understand it, the hare, being a symbol of the Goddess, was adopted by the early christians and turned into a figure of fun, the cute and fluffy Easter Bunny, as a way of ridiculing the old faith...
2002-03-31 05:43:42 AM  
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"You're mocking me, aren't you?"
2002-03-31 05:55:50 AM  
The Easter bunny has its origin in pre-Christian fertility lore. The Hare and the Rabbit were the most fertile animals known and they served as symbols of the new life during the Spring season

--So the easter bunny is a pagan sex spirit? Cool... Pagan sex spirits to selebrate the resurection of christ. Ain't it odd how all christ related hollidays fall on pagan hollidays that were there before him... He was probobly resurected in January or something, and they just pushed it to a better date.
2002-03-31 06:10:31 AM  
TheRapy: That's the most creative spelling of the word "celebrate" I've ever seen. You also get points for "resurrection", "holidays" and "probably".

What is your native language, by the way?
2002-03-31 06:25:33 AM  
Bow down and worship the Easter Bunny, goddess of fertility and fecundity.

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Her name is Minnie.
2002-03-31 06:26:53 AM  
How exactly is changing one letter in the word celebrate "creative"?

Let me guess... Your way for getting revenge for all the "cool kids" making fun of you for being a "gay smartmouthed biatch" and "cock-sucking geekwad" is to be an online spelling snob? I love your type... Checking my spelling isn't worth the slight chuckle I get when I see yet another person who is vastly more nerdy and infinitely more pitiable then I can ever be.

Thank you, friend. You made my day. Spelling snobs always do.
2002-03-31 07:20:22 AM  
My parents enjoyed learning from the school newspaper that I had no clue that Christ had a thing to do with Easter. I thought it was all about candy filled baskets. I was in second grade. All the other kids said things about Jesus and the cross... I was talking about chocolate filled dumptrucks. It's a very fond memory and one that I just LOVE reminding my mother about. It's a tiny amount of payback for her reminding me of everything I've done for the last 31 years.
2002-03-31 07:39:39 AM  
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2002-03-31 08:16:37 AM  
No offense, Timothy. Just the standard thing to do when any spelling is criticized.

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2002-03-31 09:17:20 AM  
Snooker: I'm hoping those Cadbury eggs go on sale, myself...

Is this my submission, too? wOOt!
2002-03-31 09:35:49 AM  
now THIS is my kinda easter "bunny"...

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2002-03-31 09:59:31 AM  
Love the Minnie!

Thanks Tooch!
2002-03-31 10:06:09 AM  
I've spoken to some old school germans (pre WW2) and they have interesting takes on easter bunny stuff and Christmas stuff. It would seem their version of the local mayor (titled nobility), would distribute gifts like eggs on easter and an orange on Christmas, etc. This had kids indoctrinated very early to look towards their gov't structure as benevolent and caring.. Spoke to some people who said, "Even as they were rounding up 'defectives' people turned a blind eye, thinking this was probably for the best, they could not associate the great evil being done with their beloved leaders." The person I spoke to about this had hid their 'slow' cousin for 2 years before 'vacationing' out of the country, never to return.

Gotta love social engineering. If you get a minute, check out Mark Twains "A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthurs Court". There's some great observations on what he considered this self-same type of 'programming' going on. (Very anti-church). Pretty stimulating read once you look beyond the story..

Happy Easter everybody ;)
2002-03-31 10:13:59 AM  
Squinth, did you remove my post?
2002-03-31 11:47:41 AM  

pretty much right on.
2002-03-31 12:13:59 PM  
With all due respect--to heck with the Easter Bunny. It's WALKEN'S Birthday!
2002-03-31 12:36:00 PM  
Pitiful though I may be, there's no excuse for having such an inept ability with the english language.

"selebrate", FEH!
2002-03-31 02:16:28 PM  
Transactoid: Thank-you! I've been on Fark for a long time, but I'm pretty sure that this is the first time I've commented about spelling. If people figure that one lapse in tolerance makes me a Spelling Nazi, that's their problem.

I think the only way to spell "celebrate" more obviously wrong would have been to replace some letters with marsupials.
2002-03-31 03:36:23 PM  
BTW: "Spell checking" in German seems to be "Bannuberprufung" according to Babble Fish. :)
2002-03-31 03:36:52 PM  
Gah, the CGI deleted my umlauts...
2002-03-31 04:49:32 PM  
The only thing more annoying than people that can't spell are people that feel the need to change the font and color of their text to look special. Just type out your message, eh? No need to make it spiffy colors for no reason.
2002-03-31 05:02:43 PM  
Germans: is there anything they can't do?
2002-03-31 06:12:31 PM  
I ask you not to take it personal. The Spelling Nazi shows up at every proofreading of posts. He's a harmless little fuzzball cliche'. Besides, if calling you a "spelling Nazi" was my only problem in life I'd be 1 happy farker.
2002-03-31 06:17:58 PM  
yes, the "easter bunny" is a pagan sex spirit. It originates from the goddess Ostare, who would come to earth in the form of a rabbit and bring seeds and eggs to ensure a bountiful harvest of both plant and animal nature (humans included)
2002-04-01 12:58:32 AM  
I always assumed dat ze whole Easter Bunny trip vas similar to ze Danksgifingkt turkey. Oh vell. Anoder kherisched assumption bites ze dust.

To hit ze oder dread dat seems to be goingkt on, it's funny dat some guy vho's defendingkt his r-r-right to spell improperly decides to spell eferydingkt in his r-r-response korrectly... except ze words he needs to get past ze filters.

I dink dat's funny.
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