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(Irish Independent)   EU rules santas reindeer were female   ( ) divider line
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2098 clicks; posted to Main » on 25 Oct 2001 at 7:32 AM (15 years ago)   |   Favorite    |   share:  Share on Twitter share via Email Share on Facebook   more»

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2001-10-25 07:40:45 AM  
So much for the long standing "I got your red nose right here" jokes around my house...
2001-10-25 07:49:39 AM  
and all this time I thought they were hermaphrodites.
2001-10-25 07:56:08 AM  
Well obviously, I mean - everyone knew that ever since they found them at Elvis and Lady Di's place in Felixstowe last year.
2001-10-25 08:06:06 AM  
I'm sure Europeans are happy that their government is working so hard to resolve the most important problems faced by the Continent, such as the sex of mythical reindeer. Farking idiots.
2001-10-25 08:08:57 AM  
Oh no! not biting sarcasm! Arrrgh! It burns!
2001-10-25 08:10:40 AM  
In the UK, Woolworths shops are selling female santas outfits because they are scared the EU will fine them for selling an item of clothing for only males.

Now that is farked up!
2001-10-25 08:27:23 AM  
Thank god the PC whores at the E.U. will save us from ourselfs. Who the hell cares what dam sex they are? I wonder when their report will be that 20% of them are lesbians and anyone making offensive comments against lesbian reindeer will face a fine and jailtime.
2001-10-25 08:27:33 AM  
Mme Mersault,
Thank you for giving me a reason to enjoy christmas again.
2001-10-25 08:31:49 AM  
Another great example of EU wasting money. If you think the US government is useless than you aint seen nothing yet.

Other examples include determining how curvy a banana must be to be called a banana and calling fish sold by their full sceintific name. And dont get me started about the CAP.

2001-10-25 08:32:44 AM  
It's possible that magical reindeer retain their horns year-round. It's equally possible that the entire European continent has far too much time on its hands.
2001-10-25 08:37:54 AM  
Flamebait: This is as opposed to deciding upon a "war on terrorism" that clearly has no chance of going anywhere, I take it?
2001-10-25 08:56:19 AM  
Well thats a bad example as a war on terrorism is always a good thing to declare. Governments always declare war on crime. Doesnt mean thats gonna go anywhere either. And the "war on terrorism" as i see it, is more about co-operation to cut down the network. Rather than the whole, bomb the crap out of some 3rd world country.

Having lived in both US and Europe, i can tell you the US government is pretty stupid and beaurucratic (sp.) but the EU takes the cake.
2001-10-25 09:00:41 AM  
You're right, of course. I think that there was also one about the greenness of cucumbers, but it could just have been drivel from The Sun newspaper.

Governments should be seen for what they are, though - just a little circus for the jingle men to polish their egos in.

Then we could all get on with life.
2001-10-25 09:19:08 AM  
At least the war on terrorism produces some kind of result. The war on drugs has been a failure.

So lets get back to the matter at hand,


2001-10-25 09:31:05 AM  
they could call a chick deer Rudolph if they wanted to...
2001-10-25 09:36:30 AM  
Perhaps they are genderless. Could be, you know, considering they AREN'T REAL.
2001-10-25 09:46:21 AM  
Lunatic: WHAT? They aren't real? What are you talking about? Where did you get these nonsense? Please provide me with some data to confirm this, or otherwise just don't upset people by starting this kind ridiculous gossip.
2001-10-25 09:52:36 AM  
I thought the Reindeer were gender confused like Mr B Natural. (for the MST3k fans only)
2001-10-25 10:16:35 AM  
Oh, and I suppose now they'll tell us that they didn't eat magic corn to fly, that the elves are actually subcontractors, and that Mrs. Claus is just a beard and that Santa is secretly gay.

Stop tipping my sacred cows!
2001-10-25 10:17:57 AM  
So if I jerk off to pictures of santa's reindeers, i'm not really gay?

Whooo! what a relief.
2001-10-25 10:27:58 AM  
No, in that case you are just completely queer.
2001-10-25 10:45:40 AM  
Dido: I'm sorry, but you were gonna find out eventually. There is no Santa Claus. It's just your mom and dad buying you stuff.
2001-10-25 10:49:18 AM  
and I *just* had this conversation with my son. It's goddam depressing.

"Hey kiddo, why don'tcha leave Santa a beer this year?"
2001-10-25 10:49:55 AM  
Er, I mean, about santa, not the reindeer.

That would just be too much for his fragile little mind.
2001-10-25 10:55:13 AM  
This is why the EU will never be taken seriously.
That farking Halloween pop up box howling is a pain. It almost blew my stealth Fark surfing at work.
2001-10-25 11:11:47 AM  
Stealth Farking.

Cool. That's what I do too. Hehe.
2001-10-25 12:40:42 PM  
It's nice to see the EU is no longer shying away from the tough issues. I hear next the will be tackling the very controversial issue of gay reindeer in the military.
2001-10-25 01:58:15 PM  
Leave it to the EU to determine Blitzen and Donner are female names ?!?!?! not to mention Rudolph ?!?!
2001-10-25 05:19:46 PM  
Feminist group Outrage believes the gender identification of the reindeer is necessary.

"It's about time school history lessons acknowledged the contribution of famous females," it said in a statement.
2001-10-25 05:23:24 PM  
I refuse to believe in Santa till he cum's more than once a year.
But now I have to question the elves, all those cute little outfits. Maybe Mrs Claus has taken over!
2001-10-25 08:40:55 PM  
"You have been a very good boy, and you shall be revarded."

Revarded? Is that a good thing?

I'm confessing to having read that far... sigh.
2001-10-25 09:06:27 PM  
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2001-10-25 09:52:57 PM  
Damn, Europeans suck.
2001-10-26 06:40:39 AM  
Fu Q, Savage :)
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