Do you have adblock enabled?
If you can read this, either the style sheet didn't load or you have an older browser that doesn't support style sheets. Try clearing your browser cache and refreshing the page.

(Telegraph)   Austrian government moves to ban Santa Claus, saying he is a foreign invader who threatens the racial purity of traditional Christmas celebrations. Don't ever change, Austria   (telegraph.co.uk) divider line 133
    More: Asinine, Santa Claus, Austria, Austrian, Father Christmas, Pro-Christkind, Christmas celebrations, ban Father Christmas, austrian government  
•       •       •

7572 clicks; posted to Main » on 30 Nov 2009 at 5:59 AM (5 years ago)   |  Favorite    |   share:  Share on Twitter share via Email Share on Facebook   more»



133 Comments   (+0 »)
   

Archived thread

First | « | 1 | 2 | 3 | » | Last | Show all
 
2009-11-30 05:36:55 AM  
www.oddbits.com
 
2009-11-30 05:54:11 AM  
www.hembeck.com
 
2009-11-30 05:55:28 AM  
n1.cdn.spikedhumor.com
 
2009-11-30 06:01:00 AM  
I would have guessed North Korea, China or even Nanny State, but not Austria...
 
2009-11-30 06:04:13 AM  
Great, Christmas has nothing to do with Santa Clause anyway.
 
2009-11-30 06:04:26 AM  
2.bp.blogspot.com

♪♫ Chestnuts Jews roasting on an open fire... ♫♪♪



/one-way plz
 
2009-11-30 06:04:45 AM  
Big words from the descendants of ex-cons who overran the Aboriginals who were there first. I guess they are suffering from heat exhaustion being so close to the Outback.
 
2009-11-30 06:06:44 AM  
Give it a week before they lock Clause in a basement with a amorous kangaroo?
 
2009-11-30 06:10:47 AM  
pablodolanez

Looks like Hitler's not getting his shrubbery.
 
2009-11-30 06:10:52 AM  
How can you ban Santa Claus from Christmas? His name's right in the...no, wait, never mind. WTF *does* Santa Claus have to do with Christmas, anyway? And why do we even celebrate Christmas in December? History tells us Christ was born in spring. And WTF is up with the freaking firetrap lighted tree? What were people smoking when they made up *this* holiday? Is there any left?
 
2009-11-30 06:12:28 AM  
skinink: Big words from the descendants of ex-cons who overran the Aboriginals who were there first. I guess they are suffering from heat exhaustion being so close to the Outback.

grove.ufl.edu
 
2009-11-30 06:13:38 AM  
The word "government" doesn't even appear in that article. It's just some tiny private organization. This headline has almost nothing to do with the article.
 
2009-11-30 06:17:15 AM  
There was another time an Austrian was worried about racial purity...
 
2009-11-30 06:17:21 AM  
maxwahrhaftig: The word "government" doesn't even appear in that article. It's just some tiny private organization. This headline has almost nothing to do with the article.

2.bp.blogspot.com
 
2009-11-30 06:19:07 AM  
There is no such person as Santa Claus ... sorry Virginia.
 
2009-11-30 06:19:26 AM  
maxwahrhaftig: The word "government" doesn't even appear in that article. It's just some tiny private organization. This headline has almost nothing to do with the article.

The secret to getting green-lights, be as inflammatory as possible, and only go in the general vicinity of the truth.

/ All mine have at least been honest greens, I should start going for the low hanging fruit.
 
2009-11-30 06:22:47 AM  
Austrians really throwing Santa on the barbie eh?
 
2009-11-30 06:25:42 AM  
You know who else...
 
2009-11-30 06:25:59 AM  
Hitler Claus will give Santa one in the neck for breaking n' entering.
 
2009-11-30 06:26:59 AM  
what's the deal subby?
 
2009-11-30 06:28:20 AM  
You know who else was born in Austria and wanted to protect racial purity?
 
2009-11-30 06:30:20 AM  
Saint Nicolas' Day is this weekend. Yay!
 
2009-11-30 06:32:21 AM  
Dialectic: You know who else was born in Austria and wanted to protect racial purity?

Steve Irwin?
 
2009-11-30 06:34:00 AM  
Dialectic: You know who else was born in Austria and wanted to protect racial purity?

Umm is the answer Crocodile Dundee?

www.digital-tv.co.uk
 
2009-11-30 06:35:29 AM  
maxwahrhaftig: The word "government" doesn't even appear in that article. It's just some tiny private organization. This headline has almost nothing to do with the article.

Um, you didn't read the article, did you? And you're a deal douche for making a trolly comment trying to act like you did.

The government formed the group opposing Santa Claus; and gives a seal-of-approval to businesses that do no sell santa- and reindeer-related merchandise.

But nice try.
 
2009-11-30 06:36:29 AM  
lasercannon: Dialectic: You know who else was born in Austria and wanted to protect racial purity?

Umm is the answer Crocodile Dundee?


Six white boomers
Snowy white boomers...
 
2009-11-30 06:36:54 AM  
Why don't they team up with the Swiss and ban minarets while they are at it?

/Goddam works of architecture threatening our racial purity!
//Oh wait... WTF?
 
2009-11-30 06:37:25 AM  
www.vgg.com

It's the truth. Santa is just a corporate icon. Might as well get pissed if someone biatches about the Geico Gecko.
 
2009-11-30 06:38:33 AM  
gothelder: maxwahrhaftig: The word "government" doesn't even appear in that article. It's just some tiny private organization. This headline has almost nothing to do with the article.

The secret to getting green-lights, be as inflammatory as possible, and only go in the general vicinity of the truth.

/ All mine have at least been honest greens, I should start going for the low hanging fruit.


Except this headline was basically spot-on with the truth. What the hell is wrong with people like you, feeling comfortable posting as if you have knowledge on something on which you are clearly ignorant?
 
2009-11-30 06:40:22 AM  
gothelder: Give it a week before they lock Claus in a basement with a amorous kangaroo?

At the zoo, right?
 
JJR
2009-11-30 06:42:51 AM  
SKININK
"Big words from the descendants of ex-cons who overran the Aboriginals who were there first. I guess they are suffering from heat exhaustion being so close to the Outback".

Dude I know it's early Monday morning but Austria ans Australia are different places
 
2009-11-30 06:43:56 AM  
untaken_name: How can you ban Santa Claus from Christmas? His name's right in the...no, wait, never mind. WTF *does* Santa Claus have to do with Christmas, anyway? And why do we even celebrate Christmas in December? History tells us Christ was born in spring. And WTF is up with the freaking firetrap lighted tree? What were people smoking when they made up *this* holiday? Is there any left?


He's really the hogfather.

He's a pagan symbol of the wilds, and of hope and warmth in winter. Yet another christian "appropriation". This one seems to have backfired though, because it turns out people like shoving food down their gullets and giving/getting presents far more than they like some filthy 2000 year old hippy with some sort of liberal anti-war message or something.
 
2009-11-30 06:44:03 AM  
3.bp.blogspot.com

RIP KLAUS KINSKI
 
2009-11-30 06:46:55 AM  
untaken_name: How can you ban Santa Claus from Christmas? His name's right in the...no, wait, never mind. WTF *does* Santa Claus have to do with Christmas, anyway? And why do we even celebrate Christmas in December? History tells us Christ was born in spring. And WTF is up with the freaking firetrap lighted tree? What were people smoking when they made up *this* holiday? Is there any left?

The Christians couldn't get people to quit celebrating Yule so they turned it into Christmas.
 
2009-11-30 06:50:25 AM  
JJR: SKININK
"Big words from the descendants of ex-cons who overran the Aboriginals who were there first. I guess they are suffering from heat exhaustion being so close to the Outback".
Dude I know it's early Monday morning but Austria ans Australia are different places


i979.photobucket.com
 
2009-11-30 06:52:08 AM  
What about Krampus?

They're keeping him aren't they?

markmaynard.com
 
2009-11-30 06:58:15 AM  
commodore-64-games.com
 
2009-11-30 06:58:34 AM  
skinink: Big words from the descendants of ex-cons who overran the Aboriginals who were there first. I guess they are suffering from heat exhaustion being so close to the Outback.

Yeah, this kind of post never gets old. Duh-hur, duh-hur, I is gonna confuse Australia with Austria on purpose and act like it's an original idea.

/get a brain.
//get a clue.
///get a life.
////and get a new joke.
 
2009-11-30 06:59:24 AM  
2.bp.blogspot.com
Santa Claus(Sinterklaas) and Black Pete(Zwarte Piet)would like a word...
 
2009-11-30 07:00:32 AM  
Speedbts alt: Austrians really throwing Santa on the barbie eh?

and here is another dumbass that slept through geography.
 
2009-11-30 07:02:40 AM  
ArmyWarVet: skinink: Big words from the descendants of ex-cons who overran the Aboriginals who were there first. I guess they are suffering from heat exhaustion being so close to the Outback.

Yeah, this kind of post never gets old. Duh-hur, duh-hur, I is gonna confuse Australia with Austria on purpose and act like it's an original idea.

/get a brain.
//get a clue.
///get a life.
////and get a new joke.


Big words from a guy who uses not one, but four slashies at the end of his post. Yeah, the slashes at the end never, ever gets old and is highly original...
 
2009-11-30 07:03:10 AM  
The godwin is strong in this one...

Call me Scrooge McDuck but this group has a valid point. Santa Clause is a commercial creation that puts a friendly face on consumerism. In fact, Santa Claus's outfit is originally modelled on the fur-trimmed coats worn by the wealthy Astor family in the United States. In this sense Santa Claus is a product of the consumer-goods craze of the early 1900's, and his model of "elves at the north pole" is a euphimistic depiction of the factories that employed children to produce these consumer goods; factories that were owned by people wearing fur-trimmed coats like the Astors.

Its all moot because the capital of Australia, Vienna, is East of the Tropic of Cancer meaning Winter takes place 6 months later causing water to flow backwards (because the Gulf of Tonkin Jet Stream puts a "spin" on water molecules preventing them from freezing) explaining why Hitler drove aboriginals off a cliff to make room for the aryan football league.
 
2009-11-30 07:07:25 AM  
Lance Armstrong's Left Nut: Its all moot because the capital of Australia, Vienna, is East of the Tropic of Cancer meaning Winter takes place 6 months later causing water to flow backwards (because the Gulf of Tonkin Jet Stream puts a "spin" on water molecules preventing them from freezing) explaining why Hitler drove aboriginals off a cliff to make room for the aryan football league.

Awesome
+1
 
2009-11-30 07:09:00 AM  
commodore-64-games.com

Dude, you should probably get your prescription changed.
 
2009-11-30 07:12:34 AM  
skinink: ArmyWarVet: skinink: Big words from the descendants of ex-cons who overran the Aboriginals who were there first. I guess they are suffering from heat exhaustion being so close to the Outback.

Yeah, this kind of post never gets old. Duh-hur, duh-hur, I is gonna confuse Australia with Austria on purpose and act like it's an original idea.

/get a brain.
//get a clue.
///get a life.
////and get a new joke.

Big words from a guy who uses not one, but four slashies at the end of his post. Yeah, the slashes at the end never, ever gets old and is highly original...


right and you can EBOD. My using slashies doesn't excuse you from being a dumbass.
 
2009-11-30 07:12:44 AM  
LurkingLurker: maxwahrhaftig: The word "government" doesn't even appear in that article. It's just some tiny private organization. This headline has almost nothing to do with the article.

Um, you didn't read the article, did you? And you're a deal douche for making a trolly comment trying to act like you did.

The government formed the group opposing Santa Claus; and gives a seal-of-approval to businesses that do no sell santa- and reindeer-related merchandise.

But nice try.


Where in the article did you read that? It says the organization gives the seal of approval in the article, but like I said, the word "government" isn't even used.
 
2009-11-30 07:17:37 AM  
I had no idea that Santa Claus was an invention of the Coca Cola Company,......and I live in Atlanta and have visited the World of Coca Cola ! If that's true, these guys have a point !
 
2009-11-30 07:18:52 AM  
LurkingLurker: Except this headline was basically spot-on with the truth. What the hell is wrong with people like you, feeling comfortable posting as if you have knowledge on something on which you are clearly ignorant?

Really the Pro-Christkind movement have some seats in the lower house or perhaps maybe the upper house? How much representation in the Federal Assembly do the have? Perhaps they have a seat in the Federal Council that I have not heard about? Is that an empty seat right next to the FDP? Oh I got it, they are being secretly lead by the Chancellor, that has got to be it.

How about if you use some of your lurking time to learn how to not be uninformed. When you decide to de-lurk it will help ya bunches. Trust me on this. Your assertion is akin to claiming the minions of freerepublic.com hold opinions mirrored by the US Gov.


/maybe they infiltrated the cantons and are working to dominate through sheer anti-santa magnatism.
 
2009-11-30 07:23:12 AM  
I don't get it, didn't Saint Nick orginate from that area?
 
2009-11-30 07:27:50 AM  
Epsilon, your joke would be funny if the country in question was Australia and not Austria.
 
Displayed 50 of 133 comments

First | « | 1 | 2 | 3 | » | Last | Show all



This thread is archived, and closed to new comments.

Continue Farking
Submit a Link »
Advertisement
On Twitter





In Other Media


  1. Links are submitted by members of the Fark community.

  2. When community members submit a link, they also write a custom headline for the story.

  3. Other Farkers comment on the links. This is the number of comments. Click here to read them.

  4. Click here to submit a link.

Report