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(Papillion Times)   Town of Papillion, Nebraska wins blood-drive trophy, appeasing their vampire rulers   ( divider line
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2003-08-07 08:20:47 AM  
2003-08-07 08:21:46 AM  
Good ole corn fed vampires.
2003-08-07 08:22:12 AM  
2003-08-07 08:23:27 AM  
I for one welcome our new vampire skip it
2003-08-07 08:25:29 AM  
or the Reverse Vampires in conjunction with the Rand Corporation
2003-08-07 08:25:35 AM  
They never let me donate. I guess it's time to quit shooting up I.V. drugs in Africa and having sex with monkeys.

... I mean prostitutes. Yeah, prostitutes.

/it's a pornography store. i was buying pornography.
2003-08-07 08:26:53 AM  
The secret ingredient is blood
2003-08-07 08:27:17 AM  
Doesn't Papillion mean "butterfly"? Damn blood sucking butterflies!
2003-08-07 08:27:20 AM  
Bunch or bloodsuckers!
2003-08-07 08:28:13 AM  
40 donors warrants a trophy? I suppose in a small town/rural area, it's a big deal. And by all means, giving blood is a good and noble thing. Keep the trophy though; I'd just prefer my donut and cola-drink thingy.
2003-08-07 08:28:14 AM  
I don't wanna sound insensitive, but how is this Farkworthy exactly???
2003-08-07 08:30:37 AM  
Good headline, poster. Its farkworthy because of the title MeSoAsian.
2003-08-07 08:31:20 AM  
Wooo.... there's gonna be a good drunk in rural Nebraska tonight!
2003-08-07 08:31:38 AM  
....and only for the headline, 'cause it was just that creative and funny. Sometimes, that's all it takes round here
2003-08-07 08:32:24 AM  

/\ gallon donor as of two weeks ago.

Praise me.

2003-08-07 08:32:38 AM  
What the hell? Why is there an American town named after the French word for Butterfly? I thought we Americans hated French, we can't use their words. For that matter, we can't use about 1/5 of our words because they have French origins. Yay blind patriotism!

2003-08-07 08:33:05 AM  
bugsucker ?

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"I'm still here..!"
2003-08-07 08:33:11 AM  
Yeah, the headline was great, but the article was lame...oh well...

Good job on the headline.
2003-08-07 08:34:42 AM  
"Nobody EVER suspects the butterfly!"
2003-08-07 08:37:30 AM  
We should rename it "Freedom Butterfly"
2003-08-07 08:39:23 AM  

VERY nice - you beat me to it!
2003-08-07 08:39:33 AM  
awww, the cute, little hick americans, bonding togther to save each other.
2003-08-07 08:53:54 AM  
BTW, It was a great, great movie. Steve McQueen and Dustin Hoffman were outstanding in it. Did they win anything for the roles? Oscars?
2003-08-07 08:56:07 AM  
Where's Alucard when you need him?
2003-08-07 08:56:40 AM  
Dustin Hoffman was awesome in that one. I loved the determination they both had. Amazed at how a weak man could survive despite the odds.
2003-08-07 09:00:41 AM  
Nebraskans pronounce the town Papillion as pa-pill-yin.
2003-08-07 09:03:20 AM  
I have a blood-rod I would like to donate to Rachel Hunter for 2 minutes.

Folks call me quick draw.
2003-08-07 09:03:31 AM  

By the way, I am forced to live in Nebraska for my job, and find it interesting
how the locals pronounce Papillion.

Around here, they say "puh-pill-yun", with the accent on the second
syllable, and not "pappy-yohn" as it should be pronounced. Annoys
me to no end.

Also, there's a town a little north of there called Norfolk. That would be
pronounced "nor-folk", you're guessing? Nope. "Nor-fork".

Those are just 2 items on a very long list of annoyances I have about Nebraska.
Let me just assure everyone who is not sentenced to live in Flyover Country
that it is exactly as culturally barren, provincial and desolate as you might
ever have heard or imagined, populated with cold-hearted, moronic, closed-minded
individuals who truly and mistakenly believe that nowhere else in this country
do people appreciate college football the way they do.

/not bitter or anything</p

2003-08-07 09:04:05 AM  
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2003-08-07 09:12:25 AM  
Fark you holierthanthou
If you don't like Nebraska, leave. I love it. How can you call the people "cold-hearted"? It's about the only place I've ever been where people still wave to each other when they pass (at least outside Omaha). I do agree with you on one point. No one anywhere else appreciates college football as much as Nebraskans.

Random fact: Memorial Stadium is the third largest "city" in Nebraska on gameday.
2003-08-07 09:14:55 AM  
"By the way, I am forced to live in Nebraska for my job, and find it interesting how the locals pronounce Papillion."

You should hear how Rhode Islanders pronounce japanese.
2003-08-07 09:16:37 AM  
holierthanthou - As Bill Bryson once wrote, "Most schools, once they've built up a decent lead, will send in a squad of skinny freshmen to run around and get their uniforms dirty... The University of Nebraska, on the other hand, would send in flamethrowers if allowed." Not an exact quote - I don't have the book in front of me. I just remember that the punchline is, "...would send in flamethrowers if allowed." ^_^
2003-08-07 09:20:00 AM  
Bill Brasky once showed me a video of him making love to my wife, and it was the most beautiful thing I ever saw!
2003-08-07 09:21:15 AM  
Funniest headline in a long time!

In Wyoming, we have a town called Dubois, pronounced "Doo-boys." Drives the French tourists crazy. (They visit Yellowstone National Park, if you're wondering why a French tourist would visit Wyoming.)

Holierthanthou, please move back to the festering inner city immediately. We are friendly folks here but if you continue to spew hatred towards our beautiful land and people....

We will have to sacrifice you to the Vampire of the Corn. That is all.
2003-08-07 09:21:31 AM  
to bill brasky!

/raises drink
2003-08-07 09:28:23 AM  
What a farking name for a town, Papillon.

"Yea, I live in Butterfly."
2003-08-07 09:28:29 AM  
"If you don't like Nebraska, leave."

Hey, thanks for taking the love-or-leave-it approach to my comments. As per
the usual reaction, no one around here wants to hear anything bad about Nebraska.
But that's understandable, I wouldn't want to hear anything bad about my roots
and/or hometown, so I apologize for any offense. It's just that after having
lived on the West coast, and in a couple of other larger cities, Nebraska is,
well, provincial.

2003-08-07 09:31:01 AM  
The vampires prefer "masters" or "overlords" to rulers.

2003-08-07 09:39:25 AM  
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Now THAT'S a Papillon!
2003-08-07 09:45:27 AM  
holierthanthou you forgot Beatrice (Be-AA-trice not Be-AH-trice) and Kearney (Carney). Those bugs me more than Papillion or Norfolk.

For a while after I moved to Nebraska I thought all the local meteorologists were insane.
2003-08-07 09:47:14 AM  
hmmm...nebraska is "provincial"? you didn't expect that when you moved to the middle of friggin' nowhere?

that said, what exactly is it that you're not getting out of nebraska? do you live in or around omaha? i would imagine so, if you "had" to move here. if that is indeed the case, what is it that omaha doesn't have that you miss so badly?

(please spare me the "they talk funny" comments. most areas of the country can claim an accent or linguistic peculiarities. my personal, local pet peeve is the "word" "warsh".)
2003-08-07 10:03:12 AM  

/more sarcasm
2003-08-07 10:11:04 AM  

Oh, and another thing...

IJustWentAndFudgedYoMama : "It's about the only place I've ever
been where people still wave to each other when they pass (at least outside

Are you suggesting that Nebraska is the only place where people wave to each
other? Have you ever been outside of Nebraska? Apparently not. That's what I
meant when I said people here "mistakenly believe that nowhere else
in this country do people appreciate college football the way they do...".
The locals tend to believe that all of their experiences and attitudes are theirs
and theirs only...that no where else in the country will more than 77,000 people
crowd a football stadium (try Alabama:83,000, Auburn: 85,000, Florida: 83,000,
Georgia: 86,000, LSU: 91,000, Tennessee: 102,000, Oklahoma: 72, 765 - 65 more
than Memorial Stadium, by the way - Texas: 81,000...I could go on and on, but
I think you see my point).

I am not knocking anyone here for taking pride in what is an impressive football
tradition of winning, excellence in coaching and sportsmanship; it's the mistaken
belief that it doesn't happen anywhere else that's annoying.

dylan: "hmmm...nebraska is "provincial"? you didn't
expect that when you moved to the middle of friggin' nowhere?"

Actually, that is exactly what I expected. And in that sense - and that sense
only - I have not been disappointed

2003-08-07 10:18:36 AM  
funny, but you didn't answer my more important question of what it is, exactly, that nebraska is missing.
2003-08-07 10:23:15 AM  
/more sarcasm"

We should rename it to "Freedom Butterfly"

/even more sarcasm
2003-08-07 10:24:33 AM  

I'm not talking about what it is missing. I am talking about the annoying nature
of the provinciality.

Look, you're not going to trick me into a conversation about all Omaha has
to offer. I am not talking about that. Frankly, most places in America these
days offer the same things to do; go to Applebee's for dinner, work out at Gold's
Gym, catch "Gigli" at the local multiplex, buy a Saturn with 0% financing...we're
quickly becoming a very homogenized country.

It's the disbelief in that - the "unawareness" of it - that grates.

2003-08-07 10:25:01 AM  
holierthanthou - Is your job worth the price of harbouring such bitterness? Maybe you should move and be happy?
2003-08-07 10:28:33 AM  
No, no, he said Nebraska is Provencal. It's got lots of lilacs and vineyards and French people in it.
2003-08-07 10:29:03 AM  
Nebraska football fans have a great respect for other football teams and programs. They are some of the nicest fans in any sport in any part of the world. Unfortunately, the same cannot be said for many other college football teams in this country. Admittedly, the fanaticism can be a bit overbearing at times (who can plaster the most NU shiat on their red pickup truck), but at least the fans aren't a-holes (for the most part) unlike a Colorado or Miami.
2003-08-07 10:30:56 AM  
and actually holierthanthou, I have been outside Nebraska. I actually am not from Nebraska, I just go to school there. Lincoln is a great city, one of the best I've ever had the chance of visiting. But to each their own.
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