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2005-12-16 09:50:29 AM  
OMG I hate it when celebrities use their Christmas decorations for political gain. It's like Sean Penn's stupid easter egg designs all over again. STFU, King you hack!!!!1!1one!didachick!

/sarcasm
 
2005-12-16 09:56:34 AM  
...I didn't even know her!

woulda been said eventually
 
2005-12-16 09:58:24 AM  
HAHAHAHA dukefluke. Sneaky Tower reference there.
 
2005-12-16 09:59:14 AM  
Why is it 1960's style; do we not have peace signs these days anymore?
 
2005-12-16 10:00:01 AM  
Why does Stephen King hate Christmas?
 
2005-12-16 10:00:08 AM  
Damned wimpy Liberal, doesn't he realize that he's emboldening our enemies that way ?

I must be at least 3.56% less safe now.
 
2005-12-16 10:01:24 AM  
Mordant: I must be at least 3.56% less safe now.


Yep, the peace sign means the terrorists win!
 
2005-12-16 10:02:20 AM  
What were you expecting, a pentagram and a bloody Santa being eaten by a lamp monster?
 
2005-12-16 10:03:23 AM  
His house looks really creepy...

on a side note "peace" has always been a big part of christmas and decorations. Why the hell is this news?
 
2005-12-16 10:04:39 AM  
he's not dead?
 
2005-12-16 10:06:06 AM  
IamPatSajak

His house looks really creepy...

on a side note "peace" has always been a big part of christmas and decorations. Why the hell is this news?


Have you been living in a cave? There's a war going on. A War on Christmas! Stephen King is proving aid and comfort to the enemy.

What are Maine's Sedition laws?

I assume we've all been forwarding this to John Gibson and Bill O'Reilly. I know I have.
 
2005-12-16 10:07:10 AM  
Stephen King will make a good ally in my War on Christmas. I shall have to contact him.
 
2005-12-16 10:07:12 AM  
I remember during the Vietnam War, my parents did a lighted peace on their roof at Christmas time. I thought it was neat.
 
2005-12-16 10:07:30 AM  
Clever Neologism: What were you expecting, a pentagram and a bloody Santa being eaten by a lamp monster?

Yes.
 
2005-12-16 10:07:43 AM  
You notice there's no Christmas tree. Steven King is obviously waging war on Christmas. I for one can't wait for Bill O'Reilly to come down hard on him.

/bet he says "Happy Holidays" too...and doesn't mean it.
 
2005-12-16 10:07:50 AM  
Lershac

he's not dead?


They say when you die, for a short while afterwards your hair and fingernails still continue to grow.

I honestly believe the same holds true for Stephen King and his writing books.
 
2005-12-16 10:08:09 AM  
Clever Neologism
What were you expecting, a pentagram and a bloody Santa being eaten by a lamp monster?

Heh, apparently the journalist was, given that it was on the front page of their newspaper. But then again, maybe it was a slow news day in Bangor today.
 
2005-12-16 10:09:37 AM  
woodpecker from mars

Why did your parents hate America and Christmas?

/bet they hated apple pie, too.
//French-loving hippies
 
2005-12-16 10:09:37 AM  
Lershac,

Nope, he's not dead. He was even run over by a van and survived it, I think that was two years ago?
 
2005-12-16 10:10:41 AM  
Tak! Ah la.
 
2005-12-16 10:13:44 AM  
A lighted peace sign

I really detest the fact that a poetic conceit (popularised by "A Clean, Well Lighted Place") has been adopted into regular prose. What was wrong with "lit" ?!

/easily annoyed
 
2005-12-16 10:16:26 AM  
coyote71: Why did your parents hate America and Christmas?

They're commies.

FarkinNortherner: What was wrong with "lit" ?!

I was going for poetic conceit.
 
2005-12-16 10:19:58 AM  
Raven77

Lershac,

Nope, he's not dead. He was even run over by a van and survived it, I think that was two years ago?


So that's where that joke in Family Guy came from.
 
2005-12-16 10:22:50 AM  
That's just stupid, everybody knows Jesus hates peace.

 
2005-12-16 10:23:20 AM  
Clever Neologism, I must have missed that episode, but yes, he was run over when he was jogging one day near his house. As the story goes, the guy driving the van had dogs in the back, and the dogs were trying to open a cooler the guy also had in the back of the van, that had meat in it. Doggie distraction at the wrong time. And to make the story even weirder, the guy that was driving the van died a few months later of a heart attack or something. Moral of the story: don't run over Steven King. He'll live, you won't.

/And now you know more than you ever wanted to know about Steven King.
 
2005-12-16 10:29:00 AM  
Raven77: I must have missed that episode



Brian hits someone with a car. He gets out, "Oh my god! Are you Stephen King?" "No, I'm Dean Koontz." Then Brian gets back in the car and runs him over a couple more times. Funny stuff.
 
2005-12-16 10:29:14 AM  
He was even run over by a van and survived it, I think that was two years ago?

It was an assassination attempt by the Crimson King. Thank God for Jake.
 
2005-12-16 10:29:19 AM  
Just one more example of the persecution of Christians and the War on Christmas.

What kind of a nation have we turned into when an elite Hollywood DemonCrap can be allowed to insult our president and embolden the Islamofascists with these blatant hate-lights?

No doubt Stephen King is a secular fascist who hates our troops and loves "Brokeback Mountain".
 
2005-12-16 10:31:47 AM  
sigdiamond2000
...and loves "Brokeback Mountain"

Ha! Did not see that coming. Good work.
 
2005-12-16 10:32:20 AM  
my grandfather's house is across the street from king's house, i remember seeing king's house when i was a kid of 3 so when i went back in 2000 i made a point of walking past, king has a fence with gargoyls on it, and i was told that the gargoyl's get stolen often, in fact there were some fence guys replacing them when i walked by


szmike when people die the skin shrinks up and nails and some hair seem longer
 
2005-12-16 10:37:10 AM  
FarkinNortherner - Never forget, we are two peoples separated by a common language.

Raven77 - "He was even run over by a van and survived it, I think that was two years ago?"

I think it's about 5 now, I'm not sure. Either way, I wish it hadn't happened, it helped fark the ending of The Dark Tower into a cocked hat.
 
2005-12-16 10:38:14 AM  
coyote71,

Yep, I loved how he wrote that whole scenario into his books. That was the most touching part of that book, too. (I got a little teary-eyed, and I never have that reaction to books.)

mediaho: Awesome stuff.
 
2005-12-16 10:39:09 AM  
Truly a cultural icon. He will be missed.

What?

Oh, damn... sorry
 
2005-12-16 10:40:33 AM  
dukefluke: Looking back on it now, I loved the end of that series. It was very Steven King-like. But I did scream profanities at the book at the time I finished it. ;-)
 
2005-12-16 10:51:00 AM  
ch4r7ie: king has a fence with gargoyls on it

Darksided!!
 
2005-12-16 10:54:48 AM  
Hey, my brother-in-law works for that paper

/that is all
 
2005-12-16 10:55:31 AM  
Who in the hell cares?
 
2005-12-16 10:55:44 AM  
PastorofMuppets: Why is it 1960's style; do we not have peace signs these days anymore?

Besides that, is it really fair to call a symbol whose heyday was 1969-1973 a "60s" symbol?
 
2005-12-16 10:56:39 AM  
Farked!
 
2005-12-16 10:56:51 AM  
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2005-12-16 10:56:58 AM  
Who in the hell cares?

Obviously the writer of the article does.
 
2005-12-16 10:57:35 AM  
dad-a-chuck?
 
2005-12-16 10:57:54 AM  
maudibjr

Not that it really says anything, but that is the best daily in Maine. By far.
 
2005-12-16 10:58:44 AM  
FYI, The Front Page of the site still works, and has a thumnail pic of the house. (pops)
 
2005-12-16 10:59:08 AM  
The photo on the site is farked. Someone post it. Do it now!
 
2005-12-16 10:59:42 AM  
I can still load the page. Here's the article in all it's fascinating details:

Author King displays unique lights
Friday, December 16, 2005 - Bangor Daily News

BANGOR - Author Stephen King has decorated his West Broadway home for Christmas, and the focus of his front porch now is a large, 1960s-style peace sign in colored Christmas lights.

Strung between the porch pillars at the top of the front steps, the retro peace sign is "just a decoration," according to Julie Eugley, King's personal assistant.

"He decided that he wanted to decorate for Christmas," she said.

Neighbors seem to enjoy the lights as well.

"I love that sign," neighbor Cheryl Wixson said Thursday. "Every time I drive by I think that's what the whole world should be thinking about."

Wixson said it's not something she could recall being there before.

"I think it's wonderful," she said, noting that the holiday season is all about the little things people do for each other and to remind others of the holiday spirit.

The King family usually is away for most of the holiday season, spending time at their Florida mansion. This year is a little different, and the Kings, Stephen and his wife, Tabitha, have been in Bangor since November.

"Usually they don't decorate for Christmas because they're not here very long," Eugley said.

King is a well-known Democrat and has spoken out against the war in Iraq and the Bush administration, but the peace symbol is not specifically representative of his political beliefs, his assistant said.

During U.S. Sen. John Edwards' September 2004 campaign stop in Orono, King called the Bush administration "the most dangerous and unpleasant bunch we've had since the Nixon years."

Those close to him, however, said the peace sign, which clicks on shortly after 4 p.m., is nothing out of the ordinary. It's a symbol he has used previously in his work, Eugley said.

"When he said [he wanted a] peace sign, none of us thought anything of it," she said.
 
2005-12-16 11:01:18 AM  
Dum-a-chum?
 
2005-12-16 11:01:41 AM  
Weebles smell funny
 
2005-12-16 11:02:24 AM  
Because...well, I don't know why, but here is a mirrored pic:

 
2005-12-16 11:02:32 AM  
http://www.bangornews.com/
the other link is FUBAR
so ... the gargoyles are regular decorations, eh?

this is news simply because he's their biggest celebrity ... but guess what, it's an awesome news day when the biggest news is a peace sign on somebody's house. we could be reading bodycounts. peace, indeed
 
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