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2002-04-14 07:57:12 PM
Szplug
 
2002-04-14 07:58:11 PM
Do I have to read the article?
 
2002-04-14 08:00:15 PM
Welcome to Fark... JAVASCRIPT error... all day
 
2002-04-14 08:00:42 PM
an easy read - lots of pics, including an Arafat rendering.
 
2002-04-14 08:00:42 PM
i hate debugging
 
2002-04-14 08:01:11 PM
Now when you talk about "ragheads" you can be well informed

There's something wrong with this statement... some kind of contradiction within the sentence that I can't quite place... oh yeah, "well-informed" people don't use racial slurs such as "raghead"!!!!
 
2002-04-14 08:01:18 PM
Turban.

The backwards baseball cap of the year 947.
 
2002-04-14 08:02:13 PM
Good to know. Being able to tell the difference between a "dulband" and a "kaffiyeh" could come in handy... :P
 
2002-04-14 08:02:18 PM
why the hell do we need to know this?
 
2002-04-14 08:04:27 PM
Oh Please, I posted the link to this back in Sept. 01 and nobody ever put it up, and now it gets submitted again by someone else and it get's posted...lame.
 
2002-04-14 08:05:21 PM
They forgot the all famous cat turban

 
2002-04-14 08:05:38 PM
wtf, well that didn't turn out right
 
2002-04-14 08:11:42 PM
hmm how did a racist term like "raghead" get into the main page.

you do infact know that just because some taliban wear turnbans does not mean that all turban wearers are "evil"

i have alot of east indian friends, and some of them wear turbans, they are just as canadian as i am.
 
2002-04-14 08:14:45 PM
Might the term "towelhead" be more appropriate? I also heard some one else refer to these folks as sandni*****
 
2002-04-14 08:16:33 PM
That's a good question Carnage, and I think it was supposed to be funny or something. I always get a chuckle when someone refers to everyone from the Middle East as being "Arab" or "Muslim". There are actually a good number of Christians, Hindus, Buddhist, and a few Jews over there, and not everyone from that area is "Arab". It'd be like saying everyone from Europe was German, and I'm sure the French or the Danish would really appreciate that.
 
2002-04-14 08:22:01 PM
Aha, you have to actually be the Boobies for the timestamp to mess up.
 
2002-04-14 08:22:24 PM
that site was actually rather informative.
 
2002-04-14 08:23:22 PM
Crotchrocket: A sad thing I've noticed is that some kids think Afgans are evil and want Afganistan blown up.
 
2002-04-14 08:26:49 PM
Man, I want to wear a turban now! I wish the site taught you how to wrap one.

...Or would I just get yelled at?
 
2002-04-14 08:26:52 PM
I havent had my intelligence insulted more in such a short amount of time in so long...

"oh yeah, "well-informed" people don't use racial slurs such as "raghead"!!!!"

That was that part that made the headline humorous, the pairing of two unlike things.

"you do infact know that just because some taliban wear turnbans does not mean that all turban wearers are "evil""

Holy smokes! They arent all evil?! Thanks for the heads up... Being the complete moron you must think any of us are we had no idea. Give us some credit folks.
 
2002-04-14 08:27:11 PM
I thought only cabdrivers wore those
 
2002-04-14 08:33:42 PM
some people here pbviously dont deserve credit, after viewing that tree hugger thread.
 
2002-04-14 08:34:19 PM

(runs away...)
 
2002-04-14 08:36:14 PM
04-14-02 08:27:11 PM BionicCrab
I thought only cabdrivers wore those


Riiiiggght...
 
2002-04-14 08:39:04 PM
I know Dr_Lariat, I shouldn't make a lameass comment about someone else's lameass comment, because someone's bound to make a lameass comment about your lameass comment, and then you make a lameass comment about their lameass comment, and bla bla bla yadda yadda yadda soon you're pissed your entire night away on some stupid thread and your homework doesn't get done. But nay, such is Fark.
 
2002-04-14 08:42:35 PM
It occurs to me that my last post would have been really empty without the word "lameass".
 
2002-04-14 08:43:23 PM
True.
 
2002-04-14 08:44:23 PM
I'm mad at you for making me laugh, Fulgore243

To the cretin up there somewhere that asked, "Why do we need to know this?" We don't. But it's interesting. And it might not hurt to know a little bit more about the world we live in.

What about the steam variety?
 
2002-04-14 08:52:52 PM
Dang, Fulgore243! Nearly pizzed my pants!
 
2002-04-14 08:54:53 PM
This was in a Sunday edition of the Seattle Times months and months ago. When I tried submitting it back then, it had already been submitted. And now the article is posted? Mysterious, how the Fark queue works!
 
2002-04-14 08:58:07 PM
The only thing funnier than this pic is its actual file name:

http://seattletimes.nwsource.com/art/news/lifestyles/links/turban_niger.jpg
 
2002-04-14 08:58:19 PM
Crotchrocket Slim
> It'd be like saying everyone from Europe was German,

But everyone from Europe was almost German... Twice.

> and I'm sure the French or the Danish would really
> appreciate that.

France surrenders!
 
2002-04-14 08:59:01 PM
The comments here are not humor, they are racism. It's not funny, it's just a demonstration of intolerance and stupidity. Wake up, there are over 6 billion people in this world and not all of them are white trash who live in north america.
 
2002-04-14 09:01:05 PM

This is the only "rag-head" that interests me! ;c)
 
2002-04-14 09:01:25 PM
I personally liked this part of the story:


Understanding turbans | Story: Don't link turbans to terrorism


You can say that again B403
 
2002-04-14 09:05:07 PM
Damn, what got up B403's ass? I think we're being pretty even handed between being racist retards and asinine enlightened Farkers in this conversation...

And damn, most Canucks are usually such nice polite people too.
 
2002-04-14 09:06:35 PM
Have I been wrong saying towelhead?
 
2002-04-14 09:10:16 PM
If you've just been joking around Railgeek, and really have no problem against people from the Middle East, I don't see what the harm is in making fun of the slur. I don't think B403 read the thread through, or just centered on the more off-color posts. Well, I could see how Fulgore's photoshop may have upset him too.
 
2002-04-14 09:11:23 PM
B403: Guess what? People are entitled to their views whether you like them or not. I, personally, think that this is mildly funny. I'm allowed to do that. Just because I think it's funny, though, doesn't mean I'm intolerant "white trash". It means I have a sense of humour. Granted, it may not be the same as yours. That doesn't make it wrong for me to laugh at the term "raghead" though. Same with "beer-swilling, hockey-watchin', no-load, pus-nuts, asshole canuck with no sense of humour." I think that phrase is rife with humour.

Not everyone shares your views (or mine.) That's the nature of the internet. If you're going to whine, do it somewhere where people might give a shiat what you think, like inside your own head.
 
2002-04-14 09:15:28 PM
Actually it's sad what's happening in the middle east. I don't see how anyone knows when all the suicide bombers have been eliminated.
 
2002-04-14 09:23:13 PM
Phalkin - Guess what? You're an idiot!
 
2002-04-14 09:25:13 PM
PWT and proud of it!
 
2002-04-14 09:29:26 PM
When otherwise reasonable people argue on the internet over the term "ragheads," the terrorists have already won!
 
2002-04-14 09:40:34 PM
who else can wear a turban but our good buddy Osama

 
2002-04-14 09:40:57 PM
aww, love you too B403. I call it having a sense of humor (perhaps irreverent and low-brow in this case, but humor nonetheless). So relax, have a beer, and enjoy the Fark humor in all its forms.
 
2002-04-14 09:41:15 PM
Pink turban is what I meant
 
2002-04-14 09:44:45 PM
WTF? Did he dress up as Pharoah for Halloween?
 
2002-04-14 09:46:11 PM
I actually prefer the term "Dune Coon". But I guess "Raghead" will suffice.
 
2002-04-14 09:47:03 PM
Camel jockey also comes to mind.

Would it not be a dull world without various euphemistic monikers?
 
2002-04-14 09:53:24 PM
Lighten up people. If this were CNN, I could see your point, but this is FARK. If you are offended, leave. I thought it was pretty damn funny, and I thought that Fulgore243's photoshop was quite funny also. Americans have a good reason to have just a tinge of bitterness in the back of their minds when they see a turban. After all, just a few short months ago we lost several thousand of our people to a bunch of ragheads. Sorry if the scope is much broader than just terrorism, but it a fact that most terrorists do wear turbans- that is, when they're not dressed like westerners as per their alqueda rulebook.
 
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