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(Some Guy)   City commissioner is asked to put nativity scene on courthouse lawn, but decides a flashing T-Rex and Loch Ness monster would be better choice for a religious display   (chicagotribune.com) divider line 216
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2009-12-15 08:10:29 PM
Where'd they find a trench coat big enough for a T. Rex?
 
2009-12-15 08:19:37 PM
ElvisThroop: Where'd they find a trench coat big enough for a T. Rex?

No to mention the hub cap diamond star halo
 
2009-12-15 08:28:30 PM
No one will sue for putting those up. Nah, some one will try.
 
2009-12-15 10:05:48 PM
Why has no one asked yet... was Jesus riding the Dinosaur?

/Seems the obvious question to me.
 
2009-12-15 10:21:32 PM
Let 'em have their Nativity scene...but T-Rex stays.
 
2009-12-15 10:23:26 PM
This nativity Scene is now incredibly awesome
 
2009-12-15 10:27:00 PM
I find dinosaurs with tinsel distracting.
 
2009-12-15 10:28:08 PM
basemetal: No one will sue for putting those up. Nah, some one will try.

Somewhere, there is a small whack-job church that worships the Loch Ness Monster. I smell litigation. Costly, vexatious litigation. My favorite kind.
 
2009-12-15 10:34:13 PM
Makes sense, since the Loch Ness Monster is as real as Jesus was.
 
2009-12-15 10:35:00 PM
www.discoverahobby.com

For you, Mr. City Commissioner.
 
2009-12-15 10:36:57 PM
Somacandra: I find dinosaurs with tinsel distracting.

Where's that Scott Thompson bit on T-Rex and his "faggy little arms"?
 
2009-12-15 10:47:54 PM
I need about tree-fitty. Tree fitty.

/I gave him a dollar...I thought he'd go away if I gave him a dollar
 
2009-12-15 11:19:39 PM
As much as I hate the whole "Fight anything that has Jesus on it" attitude of late, this sounds like an awesome way to get around anyone getting mad.
Of course, someone will, but I hate those people anyway.
 
2009-12-15 11:19:59 PM
I'd vote for that commissioner.
 
2009-12-15 11:20:13 PM
jerry2a: I need about tree-fitty. Tree fitty.

/I gave him a dollar...I thought he'd go away if I gave him a dollar


You gave him a dollar?!
 
2009-12-15 11:20:54 PM
Who the fark would green light this without a pic??
 
2009-12-15 11:21:05 PM
FTA Dave Trine, president of the Howard County Board of Commissioners, said it also received requests to place a nativity scene on the courthouse grounds in downtown Kokomo.

That would be awesome. Wise men running for their lives. Nessy porpussing to eat baby Jesus. Frankincense everywhere.
 
2009-12-15 11:21:20 PM
obvious question: will the T Rex be able to bang a gong?
 
2009-12-15 11:21:22 PM
Ryan North would approve, and that's good enough for me.
 
2009-12-15 11:21:33 PM
Heroic Poser: As much as I hate the whole "Fight anything that has Jesus on it" attitude of late, this sounds like an awesome way to get around anyone getting mad.
Of course, someone will, but I hate those people anyway.


I was going to type something very similar but much less well put.
 
2009-12-15 11:21:45 PM
As one of the apathetic-to-this-nonsense kind of guy, I'm starting to wonder whose more annoying: a) The Evangelical Christians, or b) The Evangelical Atheists...
 
2009-12-15 11:21:54 PM
Possibility one: The county sponsors the display. They can't put in any religious symbols.

Scenario two: The county lets other people put up the displays. They can't discriminate against religious symbols.
 
2009-12-15 11:23:36 PM
You said there would be mini golf.
 
2009-12-15 11:25:01 PM
Party Boy: Somacandra: I find dinosaurs with tinsel distracting.

Where's that Scott Thompson bit on T-Rex and his "faggy little arms"?


The T-Rex was more of a gigantic vulture than a proper predator (new window), the arms are a clue to that, as they are useless.
 
2009-12-15 11:25:10 PM
Why doesn't TFA have any pics?!!?!??!?
 
2009-12-15 11:26:00 PM
arym.files.wordpress.com

/approves
 
2009-12-15 11:27:23 PM
I'd be okay with that, except for the "flashing" part. Can't we just have a REGULAR nativity scene and put T-Rex and Nessie in among the sheep & camels?

Nativity scenes don't need neon, sheesh.
 
2009-12-15 11:27:50 PM
vitaexcolatur: obvious question: will the T Rex be able to bang a gong?

Yeah, I was wondering what Glam Rock has to do with the holidays. Didn't they have room for Gary Glitter as well?
 
2009-12-15 11:30:30 PM
no godzilla?

Suck.
 
2009-12-15 11:30:58 PM
Much cooler if it was a nativity scene featuring the monsters and dinosaurs.
 
2009-12-15 11:31:40 PM
skinink: Didn't they have room for Gary Glitter as well?

Gary Glitter making the baby Jesus cry.
 
2009-12-15 11:33:02 PM
40 watt range: Much cooler if it was a nativity scene featuring the monsters and dinosaurs.

One of my neighbors did one with lawn gnomes.
 
2009-12-15 11:33:20 PM
jerry2a: Let 'em have their Nativity scene...but T-Rex stays.

i195.photobucket.com
 
2009-12-15 11:33:29 PM
Q:
Wolsey:
As one of the apathetic-to-this-nonsense kind of guy, I'm starting to wonder whose more annoying: a) The Evangelical Christians, or b) The Evangelical Atheists...

A:
img.photobucket.com
 
2009-12-15 11:35:39 PM
TTIWWOP
 
2009-12-15 11:36:51 PM
Heroic Poser: As much as I hate the whole "Fight anything that has Jesus on it" attitude of late, this sounds like an awesome way to get around anyone getting mad.
Of course, someone will, but I hate those people anyway.


I think it's a good idea overall. But the whole Loch Ness thing is just going to give idiots ammo for lawsuits/trolling threads *points at Deadhouseplants*.
 
2009-12-15 11:37:42 PM
And who's to say that the Loch Ness monster doesn't have a soul? It may be Christian, far as that goes. And T-Rexes may well have been fairly religious- we don't know. You could have Nessie curled protectively around the whole scene, and T-rex could be giving the family, say, a freshly-killed young stegosaurus for dinner. Adapt and improvise.
 
2009-12-15 11:37:54 PM
If they put up the Nativity scene in the Spring when it belongs, no one would notice.

On behalf of pagans: just because you guys were bored in winter didn't mean you got to take over our holidays.
 
2009-12-15 11:38:40 PM
Wolsey: As one of the apathetic-to-this-nonsense kind of guy, I'm starting to wonder whose more annoying: a) The Evangelical Christians, or b) The Evangelical Atheists...

Because you can't be a regular Christian or atheist and support the concept of separation of church and state? Huh, you learn something new every day.

/Someone send this city commissioner a 6-pack. Just for the dinosaur.
 
2009-12-15 11:39:11 PM
Did he get there fast and then take it slow?

/That's where I wanna go...
 
2009-12-15 11:39:45 PM
LaraAmber: If they put up the Nativity scene in the Spring when it belongs, no one would notice.

On behalf of pagans: just because you guys were bored in winter didn't mean you got to take over our holidays.


Look, the winter solstice is the longest night of the year...and it's really freaking cold...I don't know what ELSE you expect people to do all night long.
 
2009-12-15 11:40:27 PM
Notabunny: Q:
Wolsey: As one of the apathetic-to-this-nonsense kind of guy, I'm starting to wonder whose more annoying: a) The Evangelical Christians, or b) The Evangelical Atheists...

A:


Well that's one half of the argument, the other would be how whiney the atheists are.
 
2009-12-15 11:42:15 PM
milkyshirt: Wolsey: As one of the apathetic-to-this-nonsense kind of guy, I'm starting to wonder whose more annoying: a) The Evangelical Christians, or b) The Evangelical Atheists...

Because you can't be a regular Christian or atheist and support the concept of separation of church and state? Huh, you learn something new every day.

/Someone send this city commissioner a 6-pack. Just for the dinosaur.



Supporting the separation of Church and State is one thing, needlessly antagonizing someone with whom you disagree (especially when you could simply say "no") is quite another.
 
2009-12-15 11:42:55 PM
Abstruse: For you, Mr. City Commissioner.

Half a beer?
 
2009-12-15 11:44:43 PM
Wolsey: As one of the apathetic-to-this-nonsense kind of guy, I'm starting to wonder whose more annoying: a) The Evangelical Christians, or b) The Evangelical Atheists...

Well, the atheists have the constitution on their side, so I'm gonna go with a)
 
2009-12-15 11:46:59 PM
Wolsey: As one of the apathetic-to-this-nonsense kind of guy, I'm starting to wonder whose more annoying: a) The Evangelical Christians, or b) The Evangelical Atheists...

Personally I go by who goes out of their way more to piss people off. It seems like a tie most years but b) is off to an early lead.
 
2009-12-15 11:47:46 PM
ghare: Wolsey: As one of the apathetic-to-this-nonsense kind of guy, I'm starting to wonder whose more annoying: a) The Evangelical Christians, or b) The Evangelical Atheists...

Well, the atheists have the constitution on their side, so I'm gonna go with a)


Then don't put anything up. This is being a dick just to prove a point, sure he is right but he is still a dick.
 
2009-12-15 11:49:14 PM
farking fascist paleontologists, man...
 
2009-12-15 11:49:28 PM
This (pops) story has video of the display. It's not very exciting.
 
2009-12-15 11:50:02 PM
I seem to recall doing this very thing on a smaller scale with a tabletop creche and little plastic dinosaurs when I was a kid. The ankylosaur was just the right size for the manger, baby Jesus got relegated either to the roof or to riding a bronto.
 
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