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(Yahoo)   When you need a positive influence in the state senate, you can't go wrong with letting the guy who played Adebisi the Butt-Rapin' Prisoner on "Oz" to lead you all in a traditional daily prayer   (news.yahoo.com) divider line 101
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2006-02-02 02:38:20 PM
Oh, I forgot about that other dude that played on "Law and Order: SVU". He was one sadistic son of a biatch in "OZ".

It was a little weird when he started having milk come out of his nipples, however.
 
2006-02-02 02:40:52 PM
5uperman was the one who complained about 7th heaven being cancelled after "only" 10 seasons, right? yeah, hes a trolly-troll troller troll troll.
 
2006-02-02 02:41:04 PM
I'm actually wondering where I even ripped on religion here, or in any thread for that matter.
 
2006-02-02 02:41:30 PM
Fark.com conflicts with Christian beliefs. So...uh...why are you here?
 
2006-02-02 02:42:17 PM
Yes, how DARE an actor portray a character that is different from himself, and still be a good person in real life? We should ban all villains from popular fiction altogether, who knows how many minds and souls will be destroyed by seeing protagonists involved in some type of conflict, especially with another human being who is meant to exemplify evil?

The so-called "art" of portraying fictional characters is the work of teh DEVIL!

Why do actors hate America?
 
2006-02-02 02:42:27 PM
Fark.com conflicts with Christian beliefs. So...uh...why are you here?

Not really.
 
2006-02-02 02:42:28 PM
5uperman

elchimp, I forgive your trespasses. Go in peace...yadda yadda yadda.

HAHAHAHA! Good one, 5uperman! Way to use the gospel how it suits you when it suits you. You really are a True Christian.

Okay, I also vote "troll".
 
2006-02-02 02:43:02 PM
5uperman: a true Christian (or believer of any religion for that matter) should try his best not to take on a role that is at odds with his beliefs.


There is no point in questioning your belief system, eh? Stay stagnant and one dimentional, I say. I'm not being hostile at all, just sayin'. I mean, what are you going to do when you read the bible out loud fer [insert diety here] sake? Skip over all the references to sin, satan, frying your children, smotin' your enemies? ...yadayadayada
 
2006-02-02 02:45:44 PM
Sam_Walton


I'm actually wondering where I even ripped on religion here, or in any thread for that matter.

I didn't see any, and if you're narrow-minded, I'm an eggplant parmesan on a bulkie roll.
 
2006-02-02 02:45:53 PM
ruta: "Doubt is the ants in the pants of faith. It keeps it awake and moving" - Frederick Buechner

Every temptation is an opportunity to triumph over evil.

-Marc Williams

guidance.gospelcom.net
 
2006-02-02 02:47:22 PM
Thanks for those who have helped clear that buddhism, bible verse thing up a bit for me.
 
2006-02-02 02:49:10 PM
Papa 'Au
 
2006-02-02 02:49:22 PM
I agree with Supernintendo, the 23rd psalm is just a good prayer period. Buddhists do recognize and appreciate all religions, and many of the hymns/songs and prayers for major world religions are beautiful things.

He also delivered their "traditional" daily prayer, which means this is something the senate does regularly. It was probably an honor for him to take part.

Also, about 5uperman: I can see what he's saying. For one, he's dealing with children here. Unless you're the badass church kid, being the snake that brought sin to all of mankind might be kind of a heavy thing to deal with, or at the very least maybe a bit confusing.

I have beliefs that align with buddhism on a large extent, and i agree that participating in something that portrays such a violent act in such a way has got to have some strange rationalization behind it. I've watched enough Oz to know what it is, and what nearly every episode will contain, and I simply don't see any positive benefit of watching that show. I know he was probably breaking into his acting career, and now he'll have the opportunity to play more complex characters as in lost, but it is still something to consider.

To Son of Thunder, with what i just said, i think there's a big difference between Shakespeare and Oz. Shakespeare, without all the beautiful language and in its most negative sense, is usually portraying the downfall of men or certain characters in terms of poor choices. It doesn't have an episodic nature to it, as in Oz, where the spewing forth of offal is constant and in every episode. This could also be said for the difference between Movies and TV also.
 
2006-02-02 02:51:39 PM
Burn in hell American actors!
 
2006-02-02 02:52:07 PM
You all need to watch more Moral Orel.
 
2006-02-02 02:53:35 PM
5uperman

Carrots are evil?
 
2006-02-02 02:56:04 PM
No_One_Special: Yes, how DARE an actor portray a character that is different from himself, and still be a good person in real life? We should ban all villains from popular fiction altogether, who knows how many minds and souls will be destroyed by seeing protagonists involved in some type of conflict, especially with another human being who is meant to exemplify evil?

Typical rabid hysteria. All I said was "true" believers (I guess I meant "serious" believers) should avoid taking on obviously unholy roles, like a murder/prison-rapist.

People have different levels of faith and adherence to belief. Priests don't have sex, the Pope doesn't wear underwear, whatever. All I was trying to say is that the really really serious actors, like say, the ones who would lead an entire state congress in prayer, might want to avoid conflicting roles.

There is certainly a lot of room for not so reverent followers (like you and me) to take those roles and still walk in Christ's path. Just like most Christians have sex even though Piests don't. I was alluding to the same thing, yet perhaps my lack of vocabulary led most of you to conclude I was a religious zealot with a sword and a sling shot ready to strike down all of those who pay for HBO.

I assure you friend, that is not the case.
 
2006-02-02 02:56:09 PM
Also, that post by 5uperman that elchip posted, that has got to be one of the more well written slams i've ever seen. Good show.
 
2006-02-02 03:00:50 PM
FlashCore: Also, that post by 5uperman that elchip posted, that has got to be one of the more well written slams i've ever seen. Good show.

Oh yes. It was quite hilarious, though brutal and not very Christian.
 
2006-02-02 03:01:13 PM
5uperman: It can erode your own faith, but more importantly, it can influence people who are questioning their faith. Just my opinion.

That's why we don't have an actor play the snake in the garden when we do our Adam and Eve play at church camp. We don't feel it's right to force someone to take on that mantle.




You're absolutely right. Watching Batman and Robin made me want to freeze everything in the world and develop a heavy Austrian accent!
 
2006-02-02 03:03:10 PM
you can't go wrong with letting the guy who played Adebisi the Butt-Rapin' Prisoner on "Oz" to lead you all in a traditional daily prayer

Sure, because we all know actors are who they play.
 
2006-02-02 03:06:43 PM
elchip: Oh yes. It was quite hilarious, though brutal and not very Christian.

I was on some rather serious pain-killers at the time from a carpul tunnel injury. I regret my lack of tact, yet I think Immaculate Conception knew I was kidding about all the masturbating into a sock stuff. I would apologize to him if I ever met him on the street (although I probably wouldn't shake his hand...could. not. resist.)

I also apologize to elchip whose posts are actually one of the main reasons to read fark threads. We tangled a few weeks back for no reason. Peace.
 
2006-02-02 03:13:14 PM
John Spenser would have never died, if he was not continually cast as a drunk.. on both L.A. Law and the West Wing.

Chuck Norris is actually a forgotten Norse god.
 
2006-02-02 03:17:05 PM
5uperman, I'm still waiting to hear how I'm narrow-minded or anti-religion.
 
2006-02-02 03:25:12 PM
From the article:

Akinnuoye-Agbaje called his appearance before the Hawaii Legislature "the pinnacle" of his career.

Why are religious nuts also the horniest motherfarkers?
 
2006-02-02 03:30:03 PM
Didn;t that guy send me an email to help take money out of the country?
 
2006-02-02 03:31:33 PM
Oz... man, that show was good. The last season really sucked though, from what I remember.
 
2006-02-02 03:34:44 PM
the hagakure (kinda like chicken soup for the samurai soul) has a passage in it that states one should not cringe from learning of the ways of others as they should bring you more in touch with your own. not a slam on you, 5uperman. it's just what your initial post (filter dodge) post made me think of.

/i still have nightmares about adebesi
//trying to get my wife to see that Dean Winters (Ryan O'Reilly - pshyco mick) is teh hawtness
 
2006-02-02 03:37:00 PM
The Dark One: You're absolutely right. Watching Batman and Robin made me want to freeze everything in the world and develop a heavy Austrian accent!


happycarpenter.blogs.com

This pic covers so many things at once, my head is spinning....
 
2006-02-02 03:41:30 PM
Joke:

New Guy enter cell and the other inmate asks "You wannna be the husband or the wife?". New Guy answers "husband," and the other inmate replies "well, motherfarker, get on yo' knees and suck yo' wife!"
 
2006-02-02 03:50:34 PM
We're going to need a new card....

imageserver1.photogra.com
 
2006-02-02 03:53:00 PM
www.surfline.com

Senator Fred Hemmings charging Waimea
 
2006-02-02 03:57:12 PM
Folks be kind to the submitter here

A actor who is most famous ( though I think the lost thing is going to change that) as a vile vile evil criminal to lead your prayer is hillariously funny

While he is not REALLY a evil criminal but this is about it as something funny

/lighten up farkers
//5uperman is a troll and thus my analysis of him is pwnerifick
 
2006-02-02 04:37:08 PM
"You dream of Optimus Prime giving you a back rub while you ride He-man's cat around your high school gym to terrorize the cool kids. "

That has to be the funniest thing I've read all day. Thanks to elchip for resurrecting it.
 
2006-02-02 04:48:06 PM
His name... was Battle-cat, dammit.
 
2006-02-02 04:56:04 PM
Oz was a great show! Stupid HBO putting boring six feet under in its place.

Anyway, Adebisi was a great character and wow he did a number on the young mob guy!
 
2006-02-02 05:06:30 PM
www.internationalhero.co.uk
 
2006-02-02 05:15:10 PM
Man, some of you Farkers should just take in the ass and get it over with. Far too fixated on the prison rape, ye be.
 
2006-02-02 05:26:00 PM
There's crossover between "Oz" and "SVU" because...they draw from the same NYC talent pool. Amazing.

We never did find out what kept Adebisi's hat on like that. Shame.
 
2006-02-02 06:34:02 PM
i certainly wouldn't mind a little bit of prison sex with that strapping young man with the creamy hamstrings riding that pretty cat. MEooooww!
 
2006-02-02 07:12:05 PM
Beats having Trifa do it in the 1970's
 
2006-02-02 07:23:29 PM
I may be of some assistance here.

What 5uperman says may be difficult to understand, if you too are not a religious moron. It all boils down to your level of gullibility.

Let's take a look at a group of normal, healthy atheists. They hang out in a large group with a common friend. This friend, as an actor, plays a scene in a prison movie where anal sex is involved. This friend is later teased, as the topic is surely discussed. The end.

Now, on the flipside. The pastor of Lakewood church (one of the worlds largest cults based in Houston, TX) decides to take a small acting part in a made for TV movie, playing a troubled character who smokes marijuana. Thousands of church goers refuse to return to his church as he performed such a blasphemous act.

You see, many christians you will find have a hard time knowing the difference between real and make believe. In their screwed up, simple little minds, actors even pretending to be doing sinful things is a little too difficult for them to manage.

/late to jump into the religion bashing
//5uperman is a tool
 
2006-02-02 07:43:01 PM
5uperman: I say any follower, or any religion, should try to avoid roles that conflict with their beliefs

*shrugs*

They're just ACTORS. They MEMORIZE LINES.

Taking it beyond pure entertainment value is reading too much into it.
 
2006-02-02 09:02:22 PM
Grammaton Cleric
Why does someone have to be an atheist to be normal? The vast majority of people in history have been:

a) members of a religion
b) not asshats

I've experienced things that make me certain that there only someone who lacks ANY imagination can be an atheist forever. The rest just haven't had their beliefs tested yet.
 
2006-02-02 09:32:21 PM
Adebisi was a farking nutbag in Oz. That show probably kept thousands of people from ending up in prison. Yeech.

(SPOILERS)


I never expected that he'd get shanked. At all.

(End spoilers)

Still, my favorite characters were Beecher (White collar prison-biatch turned badass), O'Riley (Could talk you into slitting your own throat) and Hill.
 
2006-02-02 09:40:45 PM
Any idea how to pronounce Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje?

I'm not sure if Nigerian-English translations are done phonetically.

Just curious.


/Oz was one of the greatest shows ever.
 
2006-02-02 10:01:25 PM
I don't think you have to be atheist to be normal =) It does help though.
 
2006-02-02 10:07:52 PM
did somebody already mention Barry Levinson upthread? if so, my apapolilogies. if not ...

the cast crossovers between Oz and Homicide: LOtS were obvious moves because of the Levinson connection. the crossovers between those two and the Law & Order series i can't explain so quickly, though the "NY casting pool" theory seems straightforward enough.

still, it's neat to watch the shifting around. J.K. Simmons (Schillinger) got to test out the neo-Nazi role in a Homicide/L&O crossover episode before Oz; by contrast, the Dr. Emil Skoda part comes outta nowhere. and did you notice him in The Cider House Rules?

Christopher Meloni went from bounty hunter in Homicide to treacherous con in Oz to ex-Marine police detective in SVU. Lee Tergesen (Beecher) goes from cop shot with his own gun to scapegoat prison biatch. Zeljko Ivanek turns from earnest prosecutor into heartless governor.

and yeah, Adebisi was the scariest muthafukkah in that whole joint, as well as the funniest, even if Schillinger gave him a run for his money.
 
2006-02-02 10:23:46 PM
j_north

Homicide was the shizznit. Best recurring series on the medium of television. Oz is cool, though it is kind of like watching Homicide with a really really bad fever :P
 
2006-02-03 12:52:54 AM
Firebug: I never expected that he'd get shanked. At all.

Much less by Said.
 
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