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(Foobies)   It's not quite Thanksgiving yet, but the Christmas trees are already trying to kill us all   (thelocal.de) divider line 54
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2009-11-25 08:59:12 AM  
This isolated incident is not representative of other Christmas trees. It's just a tragedy probably caused by a lone wing-nut Holiday tree.
 
2009-11-25 09:35:08 AM  
Does this mean I shouldn't make that Whipped Swine Flu side dish I was planning?
 
2009-11-25 09:45:35 AM  
Oops - wrong thread.....um....so, I shouldn't kill my family with Swine Flu on Thanksgiving and should just let the Christmas tree do it?
 
2009-11-25 10:31:11 AM  
M. Night Shyamalan planning a sequel?

/DNRTFA
 
2009-11-25 10:39:11 AM  
TheGrayCat: Oops - wrong thread.....um....so, I shouldn't kill my family with Swine Flu on Thanksgiving and should just let the Christmas tree do it?

Plausible deniability.
 
2009-11-25 10:41:08 AM  
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2009-11-25 10:41:28 AM  
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2009-11-25 10:42:18 AM  
Happy Love Day everyone!
 
2009-11-25 10:42:35 AM  
Yesterday I was following a car with a Christmas tree hanging faaaaar too far out of their trunk on I-84. Remember: trees don't kill people, people with trees kill people.
 
2009-11-25 10:43:15 AM  
I didn't realize they celebrated Thanksgiving in Germany.
 
2009-11-25 10:44:36 AM  
lol....i may just go watch silent night deadly night now because of this post.


/PUNISH!!!!
 
2009-11-25 10:44:38 AM  
What other American Holidays do the Europeans try to rip off?
 
2009-11-25 10:44:38 AM  
If you get "crushed" by a Christmas tree it was probably your time to die anyway.
 
2009-11-25 10:45:05 AM  
The Tennebaums.
 
2009-11-25 10:45:52 AM  
You're a monster Mr. Grinch
Your Hearts an empty hole
Your brain is full of spiders
You've got garlic in your soul Mr. Grinch
I wouldn't touch you with a
39 and a half Foot pole.
 
2009-11-25 10:46:32 AM  
mondoglobo.net

/Hot and Evil
 
#2
2009-11-25 10:47:12 AM  
"She wondered whether life were full of such events; of mistaken creeds, crushed by the first contact with actuality;"

- 'The Column of Dust' by Evelyn Underhill (1909)
 
2009-11-25 10:48:44 AM  
1nsanilicious: What other American Holidays do the Europeans try to rip off?

all them..deep down inside everyone wants to be an american but especially canadians
 
2009-11-25 10:50:15 AM  
Clearly this tragedy was caused by right-wing extremists. If the right-wing extremists would just surrender the War On Christmas, and embrace godless socialism, there wouldn't be any Christmas trees to crush old ladies, now would there.

This is why Obama should have Glen Beck and Rush Limbaugh thrown into prison!
 
2009-11-25 10:52:11 AM  
That's why I stick with artificial trees.
 
2009-11-25 10:52:19 AM  
Retarded Rabid Elk: Clearly this tragedy was caused by right-wing extremists. If the right-wing extremists would just surrender the War On Christmas, and embrace godless socialism, there wouldn't be any Christmas trees to crush old ladies, now would there.

This is why Obama should have Glen Beck and Rush Limbaugh thrown into prison!


Christmas trees have more to do with $ than with X.
 
2009-11-25 10:53:53 AM  
Retarded Rabid Elk: Clearly this tragedy was caused by right-wing extremists. If the right-wing extremists would just surrender the War On Christmas, and embrace godless socialism, there wouldn't be any Christmas trees to crush old ladies, now would there.

This is why Obama should have Glen Beck and Rush Limbaugh thrown into prison!


Your Troll Fu is weak!
Here's a tip for next time: Add more ramblings of Obama being the messiah and how all the economies problems will always be Bush's fault and recreate the asshat excuses for all the Obama bows to foriegn dignitaries and THEN I will believe your not a troll.
 
2009-11-25 10:54:05 AM  
Twigz221: That's why I stick with artificial trees.

I am sure the plastic is releasing carcinogens and killing you slowly.
 
2009-11-25 10:56:43 AM  
Twigz221: That's why I stick with artificial trees.

FTA: "...she was severely injured when an artificial Christmas tree fell on her."

Happy Holidays
 
2009-11-25 10:57:30 AM  
 
2009-11-25 10:59:35 AM  
wsommerv: I didn't realize they celebrated Thanksgiving in Germany.

Yeah, but they call it something that translates literally to "Day of turkey eating and thinking about buying presents for Grandma while falling asleep from turkey chemicals". It takes 45 seconds to wish each other a happy Thanksgiving.
 
2009-11-25 11:00:47 AM  
This is why trees have roots. The idea of setting up a tree without roots is kind of retarded anyway. This is what happens when you start listening to a man in the sky.
 
Bf+
2009-11-25 11:01:26 AM  
 
2009-11-25 11:02:42 AM  
i49.photobucket.com

thread so full of win
 
2009-11-25 11:05:34 AM  
Do they still decorate christmas trees with lit candles in Germany? That's just asking for a visit from the ghost of christmas DarFAIL
 
2009-11-25 11:05:42 AM  
I know exactly how that tree feels. Having had to put up with Christmas decorations and all that shiat since before Halloween, I want to crush people as well.
 
2009-11-25 11:07:57 AM  
germ78: Do they still decorate christmas trees with lit candles in Germany? That's just asking for a visit from the ghost of christmas DarFAIL

When I was a kid, there was a German immigrant family in the neighbourhood that almost burnt their house down doing exactly that.
 
2009-11-25 11:09:33 AM  
It's not quite Thanksgiving yet, but the Christmas trees are already trying to kill old people us all.


/FTFY
//that's cool with me
 
2009-11-25 11:19:30 AM  
This is clearly due to a lack of government regulation of holiday decorations! Obviously, the private corporation that put up the tree doesn't care about its customers... in fact, private corporations profit by killing and maiming their customers. We can expect more tragedies like this as long as profit-seeking companies run the holiday decorations industry. If the government had been in charge of holiday decorations, this would have never happened!
 
2009-11-25 11:20:09 AM  
Never heard of a killer Menorah!
 
2009-11-25 11:23:05 AM  
Dances-With-Lobster: Never heard of a killer Menorah!

hey why dont jew be quiet?
 
2009-11-25 11:39:37 AM  
well duh, its bad luck to put the tree up BEFORE thanksgiving.

everybody knows tree trimming is done on or after black friday.

its like science and stuff.
 
2009-11-25 11:40:17 AM  
GoteamVenture: Dances-With-Lobster: Never heard of a killer Menorah!

hey why dont jew be quiet?


Oh leave him alone, he's got matzo problems.
 
2009-11-25 11:50:36 AM  
wsommerv: I didn't realize they celebrated Thanksgiving in Germany.

The subby probably has no idea they don't celebrate like we do.
 
2009-11-25 11:53:25 AM  
Bf+: oblig.

WTF!?.
 
2009-11-25 11:55:07 AM  
I bet that's how Jesus really died.
 
2009-11-25 11:59:32 AM  
farm3.static.flickr.com
 
2009-11-25 12:12:10 PM  
Elderly people are getting killed here in Louisiana by falling merchandise at Wal-Mart...

http://www.knoe.com/Global/story.asp?S=11560122
 
2009-11-25 12:13:07 PM  
What a sappy story.

They should have Spruced it up a bit.
 
2009-11-25 12:16:13 PM  
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already on the case...
 
2009-11-25 12:43:47 PM  
FunkOut: germ78: Do they still decorate christmas trees with lit candles in Germany? That's just asking for a visit from the ghost of christmas DarFAIL

When I was a kid, there was a German immigrant family in the neighbourhood that almost burnt their house down doing exactly that.


When I was a kid in Germany my dad would go out the morning of Christmas eve and cut down a tree. He would bring it home and make it perfect by cutting a branch here or there, drill a hole in the trunk to replace a branch and make it look more balanced. We would decorate it and light the candles that night only. You could not light it on fire if you tried it was so green and wet. No one had a tree up in the middle of November thru early January. When we came here and there was no place to cut a tree down in a forest he said no more candle on the tree.
 
2009-11-25 12:49:52 PM  

Oh please tell me were not importing live Christmas trees from China?
 
2009-11-25 01:03:20 PM  
Another Government Employee:
Retarded Rabid Elk: Clearly this tragedy was caused by right-wing extremists. If the right-wing extremists would just surrender the War On Christmas, and embrace godless socialism, there wouldn't be any Christmas trees to crush old ladies, now would there.

This is why Obama should have Glen Beck and Rush Limbaugh thrown into prison!

Christmas trees have more to do with $ than with X.


Well you can thank the British Royal family and their German heritage for it. They started a trend thanks to Prince Albert. Christmas trees hate democracy.
 
2009-11-25 01:03:58 PM  
wet_dream: Oh please tell me were not importing live Christmas trees from China?

Throw in all the shoddy ornaments, faulty lights, and tainted fruitcake coming from there and I might as well burn my house down now.
 
2009-11-25 01:29:55 PM  
M Night Shyamalan: this generations greatest prophet?
Oy!
 
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