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(Chicago Sun-Times)   Restaurant removes billboard ads referencing Jonestown cult and says it's not guyana do that again   (suntimes.com) divider line 75
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2011-02-21 05:25:33 PM
There weren't many jokes about Jonestown for a reason, guys.
/the punch lines were too long.
 
2011-02-21 05:29:01 PM
 
2011-02-21 05:33:56 PM
I'm having a difficult time finding anything offensive about that billboard. Are we supposed to feel it's insensitive to the dumbasses who willingly killed themselves?
 
2011-02-21 05:37:32 PM
If I were them, I wouldn't pull the billboards for being "offensive," I'd pull them for being "farking stupid."

"Come to Hacienda Restaurant; drinks may contain cyanide."

Great ad campaign you got there, sparky.
 
2011-02-21 05:39:09 PM
 
2011-02-21 05:49:46 PM

GreenAdder: Great ad campaign you got there, sparky.

It makes sense in a way. Jim Jones was a champion on par with Bruce Lee or Mike Tyson. They're all capable of killing tons of people with a single punch.


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2011-02-21 06:09:12 PM

BigTuna: I'm having a difficult time finding anything offensive about that billboard. Are we supposed to feel it's insensitive to the dumbasses who willingly killed themselves?


The only problem I have with it is that it isn't very funny or clever.
 
2011-02-21 06:19:36 PM

ne2d: BigTuna: I'm having a difficult time finding anything offensive about that billboard. Are we supposed to feel it's insensitive to the dumbasses who willingly killed themselves?

The only problem I have with it is that it isn't very funny or clever.


They can't all be winners...

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2011-02-21 06:27:07 PM
Yeah, I'm only offended that someone with money and power thought that was clever.
 
2011-02-21 06:27:33 PM
They still have the all-you-can-drink kool-aid, though, right?
 
2011-02-21 06:27:49 PM
comingtolifestories.files.wordpress.com
Happy hour at Jonestown.
 
2011-02-21 06:27:58 PM

FloydA: Great ad campaign you got there, sparky.


They just got national advertising. I'd say their ad worked pretty damn well!
 
2011-02-21 06:29:18 PM
The "To Die For" sealed the deal. If that wasn't on the billboard, you'd have a hard time connecting the reference.
 
2011-02-21 06:29:33 PM

BigTuna: ne2d: BigTuna: I'm having a difficult time finding anything offensive about that billboard. Are we supposed to feel it's insensitive to the dumbasses who willingly killed themselves?

The only problem I have with it is that it isn't very funny or clever.

They can't all be winners...


that is absolutely hilarious, the look in the eyes of that pickle.... hey, anyone remember the luckycharms thread?
 
2011-02-21 06:29:54 PM

GreenAdder: There weren't many jokes about Jonestown for a reason, guys.
/the punch lines were too long.


Go home, we're done. low hanging fruit FTW.
 
2011-02-21 06:31:53 PM
If you're dumb enough to kill yourself for a cult you deserve to be offended.
 
2011-02-21 06:31:59 PM
"I'll have what she was having."
 
2011-02-21 06:32:33 PM
Damn it, now I want tequila.
 
2011-02-21 06:32:56 PM

GreenAdder: There weren't many jokes about Jonestown for a reason, guys.
/the punch lines were too long.


Upgrading you to business class for that one...
 
2011-02-21 06:34:23 PM
The hero of Canton?

/wait, what are we talking about?
 
2011-02-21 06:35:58 PM
It was Flavor-Aid. Apparently Flavor-Aid's people are some of the best marketing geniuses around. "That cult thing, yeah, that was definitely Kool-Aid. Not at all us."
 
2011-02-21 06:42:56 PM

Cyno01: The hero of Canton?

/wait, what are we talking about?


Not the Man They Called Jone.
 
2011-02-21 06:43:00 PM
I thought it was kinda funny.
 
2011-02-21 06:44:47 PM

Jingo Django Mourning: It was Flavor-Aid. Apparently Flavor-Aid's people are some of the best marketing geniuses around. "That cult thing, yeah, that was definitely Kool-Aid. Not at all us."


I think that can mostly be blamed on Ken Keasy and the merry pranksters in conjunction with people mixing points of reference in a bid to look clever on the internet.

/$0.02
//this one's for the kittens, and this one's for the tigers...
 
2011-02-21 06:44:49 PM
For all the dumbasses in this thread ... a lot of the people didn't willingly drink the koolaid. Some tried to flee and were shot to death, others forced at gunpoint to drink. And of course, the children didn't have much of a say in the matter. Of course they never should have joined a cult in the first place but I'd rather be in Jonestown than the Landmark Education Corporation.
 
2011-02-21 06:44:51 PM

BigTuna: Are we supposed to feel it's insensitive to the dumbasses who willingly killed themselves?


Are you counting the kids poisoned unwillingly along with the cultists?
 
2011-02-21 06:45:28 PM
What...33 years?

Too soon?
 
2011-02-21 06:45:38 PM
Enjoy the coffee, stay away from the kool-aid.
 
2011-02-21 06:46:20 PM

devilskware: For all the dumbasses in this thread ... a lot of the people didn't willingly drink the koolaid. Some tried to flee and were shot to death, others forced at gunpoint to drink. And of course, the children didn't have much of a say in the matter. Of course they never should have joined a cult in the first place but I'd rather be in Jonestown than the Landmark Education Corporation.


None of them drank koolaid; it was flavor-aid.
 
2011-02-21 06:48:02 PM
Well, if you're gonna put Kool-Aid on the menu.....
 
2011-02-21 06:50:50 PM

Vexed Thespian: that is absolutely hilarious, the look in the eyes of that pickle.... hey, anyone remember the luckycharms thread?


Gah, I had just about forgotten it too...

lohphat: Are you counting the kids poisoned unwillingly along with the cultists?


Yes, especially them.
 
2011-02-21 06:51:06 PM
These people did not all die voluntarily. Listen to the audio track, ya schmucks. Listen to the people defying Jones' knock-back order. Are you kidding me? And does a baby voluntarily drink poison? Way to troll there, asshole. Now shut the fark up.
 
2011-02-21 06:52:54 PM
I find it interesting that making fun of the holocaust is fair game, but people are getting all butthurt over jonestown.
 
2011-02-21 06:53:12 PM
While I get the "with better Kool-Aid" part of the joke, what do they mean by "We're like a cult"? Are they using mind control? Psychological manipulation? Are they threatening people who try to leave the restaurant? Making bogus promises of some meal better than what you're eating now?
 
2011-02-21 06:53:17 PM

misanthropic1: devilskware: For all the dumbasses in this thread ... a lot of the people didn't willingly drink the koolaid. Some tried to flee and were shot to death, others forced at gunpoint to drink. And of course, the children didn't have much of a say in the matter. Of course they never should have joined a cult in the first place but I'd rather be in Jonestown than the Landmark Education Corporation.

None of them drank koolaid; it was flavor-aid.


Oh, well disregard my post then. Have an Coke RC Cola why you're at it.
 
2011-02-21 06:56:11 PM

rockradio1: What...33 years?

Too soon?


Well apparently, becuz the chirrens.....and they didn't even get to meet the comet like those other fine Heavens Gate folks who liked phenobarbital mixed with applesauce or pudding, washed down with vodka.
 
2011-02-21 06:57:07 PM

Dancin_In_Anson: Freshen up freshen up freshen up...


Dancin_In_Anson: Freshen up freshen up freshen up...


Came for the Judy's reference, leaving with punch spilled all over me
 
2011-02-21 06:58:51 PM
I thought this one was more offensive:

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/applesauce!
 
2011-02-21 06:59:41 PM

Hilary T. N. Seuss: While I get the "with better Kool-Aid" part of the joke, what do they mean by "We're like a cult"? Are they using mind control? Psychological manipulation? Are they threatening people who try to leave the restaurant? Making bogus promises of some meal better than what you're eating now?


Hacienda fans think it's the best restaurant everrrrr. I think it's about 1 step above Taco Bell. At least they serve booze.
 
2011-02-21 07:02:23 PM

fusillade762: I thought this one was more offensive:



/applesauce!


I've been vacationed from Fark more than once for posting that one. Just saying....
 
2011-02-21 07:02:27 PM
wastedtalentrecords.com

The grass is greener
 
2011-02-21 07:04:21 PM

devilskware: misanthropic1: devilskware: For all the dumbasses in this thread ... a lot of the people didn't willingly drink the koolaid. Some tried to flee and were shot to death, others forced at gunpoint to drink. And of course, the children didn't have much of a say in the matter. Of course they never should have joined a cult in the first place but I'd rather be in Jonestown than the Landmark Education Corporation.

None of them drank koolaid; it was flavor-aid.

Oh, well disregard my post then. Have an Coke RC Cola why you're at it.


Damn skippy; rum goes better in RC than coke. I realize it was a pedantic post, but a discussion as to why pop culture (and especially fark) always references koolaid sounds more interesting than outrage over a 30 year old tragedy.
 
2011-02-21 07:08:16 PM

BigTuna: I'm having a difficult time finding anything offensive about that billboard. Are we supposed to feel it's insensitive to the dumbasses who willingly killed themselves?


Only some died willing, and many were told to drink it with a gun to their head.

The group of people who wanted to escape badly wouldn't just willingly down a cup of poison for their "cause".
 
2011-02-21 07:08:55 PM

Lt. Cheese Weasel: fusillade762: I thought this one was more offensive:



/applesauce!

I've been vacationed from Fark more than once for posting that one. Just saying....


Really? You got the hammer for that? It might be in poor taste, but does it actually violate TOS? Is there a "too soon" part of the TOS?
 
2011-02-21 07:11:03 PM

Chicken Soda: BigTuna: I'm having a difficult time finding anything offensive about that billboard. Are we supposed to feel it's insensitive to the dumbasses who willingly killed themselves?

Only some died willing, and many were told to drink it with a gun to their head.

The group of people who wanted to escape badly wouldn't just willingly down a cup of poison for their "cause".


They didn't want to escape so badly that they tried to fight back... They STILL drank the poison. They STILL got involved with a cult to the point that they were forced to drink poison. So ya, they ARE idiots worthy of ridicule. We ridicule them so that perhaps future generations wont be so stupid.
 
2011-02-21 07:25:20 PM

zaier: Lt. Cheese Weasel: fusillade762: I thought this one was more offensive:

/applesauce!

I've been vacationed from Fark more than once for posting that one. Just saying....

Really? You got the hammer for that? It might be in poor taste, but does it actually violate TOS? Is there a "too soon" part of the TOS?


Oops. Well, everybody be good while I'm gone.
 
2011-02-21 07:28:17 PM
I guess "Jim Jones and the People's Temple of Doom" is a no go?

/tears up script
 
2011-02-21 07:29:04 PM

misanthropic1: devilskware: misanthropic1: devilskware: For all the dumbasses in this thread ... a lot of the people didn't willingly drink the koolaid. Some tried to flee and were shot to death, others forced at gunpoint to drink. And of course, the children didn't have much of a say in the matter. Of course they never should have joined a cult in the first place but I'd rather be in Jonestown than the Landmark Education Corporation.

None of them drank koolaid; it was flavor-aid.

Oh, well disregard my post then. Have an Coke RC Cola why you're at it.

Damn skippy; rum goes better in RC than coke. I realize it was a pedantic post, but a discussion as to why pop culture (and especially fark) always references koolaid sounds more interesting than outrage over a 30 year old tragedy.


It was sneakier than that. If I remember right they did "trial runs" of non-tainted cool-aid. Thus some of the first drinkers (before people fell over dead) might have not even known that this was the "real deal."
 
2011-02-21 07:33:37 PM
Shiat. My bad if my last pic crossed a line. I hope it didn't. I just like the sign. Sorry about that.
 
2011-02-21 07:33:48 PM

zaier: I find it interesting that making fun of the holocaust is fair game, but people are getting all butthurt over jonestown.


Most of us either weren't born yet and/or can't remember the holocaust, but anyone over 35 probably remembers Jonestown.

/I was 6 or 7
//not csb
 
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