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2012-03-22 12:25:56 PM
I knew some of them, like the sweater one and the Lady Elaine one, but I'm a little surprised at the "ship" one.
 
2012-03-22 12:50:35 PM

ManateeGag: I knew some of them, like the sweater one and the Lady Elaine one, but I'm a little surprised at the "ship" one.


You know, I was going to macro up a "WTF is this ship?" pic, but in doing a GIS for the source material, I came across this gem. I cannot tell whether it is Photoshopped, as I cannot tell from the pixels (though I have seen quite a few Photoshops in my time), but it is too priceless not to post, given the context of that point:

images.nonexiste.net
 
2012-03-22 01:14:56 PM
Class act. Thank you for the memories, sir.
 
2012-03-22 01:15:16 PM
I think this is the most awesome of them all:

"Rogers made no commercial endorsements throughout his career."
 
2012-03-22 01:15:37 PM
If every Christian were like him, Fark would be a less repetitive place.

28.media.tumblr.com

An honestly decent person.
 
2012-03-22 01:16:14 PM
Dr. Ruth was the sniper.
 
2012-03-22 01:16:21 PM
He was a pussy next to Captain Kangaroo, is all I'm sayin.
 
2012-03-22 01:16:52 PM
Fred Rogers was a great human being.
/nothing snarky to say about it...
 
2012-03-22 01:18:12 PM
one of the greatest human beings to ever live. ;_;
 
2012-03-22 01:18:22 PM
Reading that brought back a lot of fond memories. He was a wonderful man and a friend to millions of kids.

I think there is something in the air... getting dust in my eye...
 
2012-03-22 01:18:38 PM
I heard he raped a girl on the set of Saved By The Bell in the early 90's. NBC paid her to cover it up...
 
2012-03-22 01:18:55 PM

Fano: If every Christian were like him, Fark would be a less repetitive place.


No, I guarantee you there's somebody out there who would happily piss all over Fred Roger's grave in an effort to show the foolishness of the ways of those who worship invisible sky wizards, zombie Jesus, or whatever the current inflammatory phrase for God happens to be right now.
 
2012-03-22 01:18:58 PM
A nice guy and all, but the show sucked. Or maybe I was just all tapped out from Sesame Street.
 
2012-03-22 01:19:09 PM
FTL: "Rogers' parents were foster parents to an African-American teenager, who came to live with the family after his mother died. Rogers considered him his older brother, and when George became an instructor for the Tuskegee Airmen in World War II, he taught Rogers how to fly, according to Legacy.com."
 
2012-03-22 01:19:15 PM
I did know a few of those things. What a wonderful person.
 
2012-03-22 01:19:17 PM
Making kids watch creepy puppets, strangley abscent.

2.bp.blogspot.com

(she's got the red nose and cheeks of an alcoholic)
 
2012-03-22 01:20:36 PM
There should be mre people like him in the world
 
2012-03-22 01:21:09 PM
I loved reading these, but

I am actually not surprised by the "shiP" because there is a video somewhere of Mr Rogers trying to put up a tent or something in the back yard and it is apparently pretty difficult to do alone and the outtakes keep going and going with the thing falling over and the bleeps, so many bleeps to be heard! It was one more thing to make me love love love Mr. Rogers.
 
2012-03-22 01:21:58 PM

akula: Fano: If every Christian were like him, Fark would be a less repetitive place.


No, I guarantee you there's somebody out there who would happily piss all over Fred Roger's grave in an effort to show the foolishness of the ways of those who worship invisible sky wizards, zombie Jesus, or whatever the current inflammatory phrase for God happens to be right now.



You sound evil and full of hatred.
 
2012-03-22 01:22:54 PM
11. When meeting random kids in public, he would ask their name and then immediately pronounce it backwards for them.

/true
 
2012-03-22 01:24:15 PM
I went to school with his nephews - spoiled rich kids they where.
 
2012-03-22 01:24:53 PM

bud jones: 11. When meeting random kids in public, he would ask their name and then immediately pronounce it backwards for them.

/true


This always saddened Bob.
 
2012-03-22 01:26:15 PM

akula: Fano: If every Christian were like him, Fark would be a less repetitive place.


No, I guarantee you there's somebody out there who would happily piss all over Fred Roger's grave in an effort to show the foolishness of the ways of those who worship invisible sky wizards, zombie Jesus, or whatever the current inflammatory phrase for God happens to be right now.


Nobody doesn't like Mr. Rogers. Except trolls.
 
2012-03-22 01:26:38 PM

akula: No, I guarantee you there's somebody out there who would happily piss all over Fred Roger's grave in an effort to show the foolishness of the ways of those who worship invisible sky wizards, zombie Jesus, or whatever the current inflammatory phrase for God happens to be right now.


Not me, he did it right. He obviously really cared about his faith, but he translated it into doing good works for children, without preaching intolerance or insisting other people believe in his invisible sky wizard.

Whatever gives people peace and inspires them to do the right thing is fine by me, so long as they recognize that their method is not the only one.
 
2012-03-22 01:26:48 PM

SuperT: one of the greatest human beings to ever live. ;_;


i240.photobucket.com
 
2012-03-22 01:27:19 PM

GungFu: akula: Fano: If every Christian were like him, Fark would be a less repetitive place.


No, I guarantee you there's somebody out there who would happily piss all over Fred Roger's grave in an effort to show the foolishness of the ways of those who worship invisible sky wizards, zombie Jesus, or whatever the current inflammatory phrase for God happens to be right now.


You sound evil and full of hatred.


Yeah, he sounds just like a Fark AthiestTM
 
2012-03-22 01:27:37 PM
FTFA: Shortly after Rogers retired, he died of stomach cancer about a month before his 75th birthday. An avid swimmer, Rogers was a vegetarian who didn't smoke or drink.

See? See! Vices make you live longer.

I'm going to have a smoke, steak and whiskey for lunch.
 
2012-03-22 01:28:27 PM
I want to go back and punch the bastard in the throat that told me about Mr. Roger's being a hard core special ops sniper guy.
 
2012-03-22 01:28:49 PM
FTFA:

Rogers was aware of Eddie Murphy's "Mister Robinson's Neighborhood," a skit on Saturday Night Live in the 1980s. The antithesis of Rogers' PBS program, Murphy talked about topics like drug busts and eviction. But instead of being offended, Rogers found the parody funny, according to Legacy.com, and sought out Murphy to tell him so during a visit to NBC.


That is so awesome.
 
2012-03-22 01:29:32 PM

akula: Fano: If every Christian were like him, Fark would be a less repetitive place.


No, I guarantee you there's somebody out there who would happily piss all over Fred Roger's grave in an effort to show the foolishness of the ways of those who worship invisible sky wizards, zombie Jesus, or whatever the current inflammatory phrase for God happens to be right now.


While I can't recall that type of sentiment ever being expressed by an atheist (not saying it hasn't happened, just that I'm not aware of it), I can recall many instances of folks in and supporting the religious right attacking Rogers. Just as a for instance, there was this piece on Fox News a few years ago.

Anyway, as one of the most militant raging anti-religious bigots on Fark, I have to say Mister Rogers always had my respect and admiration, and my memories of him always will be filled with nothing but joy and inspiration. In the dimensions of compassion and kindness, Rogers truly is the epitome of humanity.
 
2012-03-22 01:29:37 PM
Rogers made no commercial endorsements throughout his career.

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2012-03-22 01:30:19 PM

atomsmoosher: See? See! Vices make you live longer.

I'm going to have a smoke, steak and whiskey for lunch.


i22.photobucket.com
 
2012-03-22 01:30:26 PM
images.teamsugar.com He will always be with us.
 
2012-03-22 01:31:53 PM

My Bologna Has A Maiden Name: Rogers made no commercial endorsements throughout his career.

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Mr. McFeely was a friggin' sell-out with Lipton Tea.

/I keed.
 
2012-03-22 01:33:28 PM
Rogers graduated from Pittsburgh Theological Seminary in 1962 and was an ordained minister in the Presbyterian Church.


See? I told you guys Presbyterians are awesome.

/Confirmed when I was 15.
 
2012-03-22 01:33:30 PM

atomsmoosher: See? See! Vices make you live longer.

I'm going to have a smoke, steak and whiskey for lunch.


Everyone knows that you have ale with steak, and that you only light a cigar after the meal is finished, not during.

Heathen.

/looks to the side and points nose upwards
 
2012-03-22 01:34:11 PM

ElLoco: Everyone knows that you have ale with steak, and that you only light a cigar after the meal is finished, not during.

Heathen.

/looks to the side and points nose upwards



I agree....except that red wine goes best with steak.
 
2012-03-22 01:34:12 PM
 
2012-03-22 01:34:46 PM
Mister Rogers and Bob Ross, straight up pimpin' with the Big Man upstairs.


On the off-chance there is a "Heaven", you know there was a spot reserved for him....
 
2012-03-22 01:35:56 PM

bud jones: 11. When meeting random kids in public, he would ask their name and then immediately pronounce it backwards for them.

/true


I see. So he sent out backward messages.
 
2012-03-22 01:36:36 PM
...the world needs more people like him.

/Misses Mr. Rodgers.
 
2012-03-22 01:38:46 PM

beta_plus: GungFu: akula: Fano: If every Christian were like him, Fark would be a less repetitive place.


No, I guarantee you there's somebody out there who would happily piss all over Fred Roger's grave in an effort to show the foolishness of the ways of those who worship invisible sky wizards, zombie Jesus, or whatever the current inflammatory phrase for God happens to be right now.


You sound evil and full of hatred.

Yeah, he sounds just like a Fark AthiestTM



Must be one of them Westboro Fark Atheists.
 
2012-03-22 01:39:46 PM
Fred Rogers was a good man. The fact that he never once made a commercial endorsement, when he could have traded in on that squeaky-clean image--that says a lot. Who else has had that level of media/entertainment celebrity, and never cashed in?
 
2012-03-22 01:40:01 PM

akula: Fano: If every Christian were like him, Fark would be a less repetitive place.

No, I guarantee you there's somebody out there who would happily piss all over Fred Roger's grave in an effort to show the foolishness of the ways of those who worship invisible sky wizards, zombie Jesus, or whatever the current inflammatory phrase for God happens to be right now.


I'm a Neo-pagan and that man has my everlasting respect and gratitude.

Wish more Christians were like him, more Christ-like.
 
2012-03-22 01:41:08 PM
My favorite Mr. Rogers story was from when he had his old Chevy Impala stolen off the street in Philly. Word went out over the local tv and radio stations and it was returned the next day along with a note saying, essentially, "Sorry, man. I didn't know it was yours."
 
2012-03-22 01:42:17 PM
imgboot.com
 
2012-03-22 01:43:15 PM

Arkanaut: Dr. Ruth was the sniper.


It was late 1977 when I had just finished up an 18 month contract for the Angolan government. I was working myself back state side and had made it as far as Lisbon. I was trying to find a cargo ship to New York as they were a lot cheaper than anything else - some times you could even work off passage. When it got late I found a place down by the water for a drink. Inside holding court of sorts was this tiny Jewish woman telling all sorts of stories about being a freedom fighter. Later we were talking shop and I found out she was more light infantry than a sniper.
 
2012-03-22 01:48:15 PM
Mr. Rogers' acceptance speech (new window)

Nope, couldn't make it through it. At work, can't start crying.

Watched him every morning growing up. Mr. Rogers, you are an awesome human being.
 
2012-03-22 01:48:31 PM
I used to go over and look out my window at work at the mural of Mr. Rogers in Oakland. I watched his show all the time as a kid.
 
2012-03-22 01:48:52 PM

BKITU: I cannot tell whether it is Photoshopped


It's the real thing, baby.
 
2012-03-22 01:50:15 PM
Also not in the article: when PBS was running out of money and in danger of shutting down, Fred Rogers appeared before congress and convinced them to grant twenty million dollars.

Flash forward to today and you've got a congress who cut PBS funding to record lows and no one gives a crap.

Fred Rogers is up there somewhere wondering where he went wrong.
 
2012-03-22 01:51:25 PM

Herb Utsmelz: BKITU: I cannot tell whether it is Photoshopped

It's the real thing, baby.


Sweeeeeeeeeeeet.
 
2012-03-22 01:53:02 PM

Herr Morgenstern: Also not in the article: when PBS was running out of money and in danger of shutting down, Fred Rogers appeared before congress and convinced them to grant twenty million dollars.

Flash forward to today and you've got a congress who cut PBS funding to record lows and no one gives a crap.

Fred Rogers is up there somewhere wondering where he went wrong.


To be fair, they are rebooting Mr. Rogers Neighborhood, which portends fail.
 
2012-03-22 01:54:26 PM

beta_plus: GungFu: akula: Fano: If every Christian were like him, Fark would be a less repetitive place.


No, I guarantee you there's somebody out there who would happily piss all over Fred Roger's grave in an effort to show the foolishness of the ways of those who worship invisible sky wizards, zombie Jesus, or whatever the current inflammatory phrase for God happens to be right now.


You sound evil and full of hatred.

Yeah, he sounds just like a Fark AthiestTM


So a religious person projects hate onto atheists and you say he sounds like an atheist? Why don't you people (yes I said "you people") try speaking for yourselves instead of putting words into other people's mouths??

This was a decent man who did not try and push his religion into our faces. He did not try and indoctrinate other people's children and, when he testified before the US Senate, it was in support of real education (not religious dogma). If you check history it was the right wing that had an issue with him.

If all religious people were like him there would be no religious threads on fark.
 
2012-03-22 01:55:28 PM

Fano: Herr Morgenstern: Also not in the article: when PBS was running out of money and in danger of shutting down, Fred Rogers appeared before congress and convinced them to grant twenty million dollars.

Flash forward to today and you've got a congress who cut PBS funding to record lows and no one gives a crap.

Fred Rogers is up there somewhere wondering where he went wrong.

To be fair, they are rebooting Mr. Rogers Neighborhood, which portends fail.


That whirring sound you hear coming from the cemetery is Mr. Rogers hitting 1k RPM.
 
2012-03-22 01:56:33 PM

akula: Fano: If every Christian were like him, Fark would be a less repetitive place.


No, I guarantee you there's somebody out there who would happily piss all over Fred Roger's grave in an effort to show the foolishness of the ways of those who worship invisible sky wizards, zombie Jesus, or whatever the current inflammatory phrase for God happens to be right now.


You don't see us ripping on the Quakers, do you? You reap what you sow. And Christians in this country have been sowing a huge steaming bucket of scorn, hatred, bigotry and Christian privilege for decades. You lot made this bed, we're just making you sleep in it.
 
2012-03-22 01:56:45 PM

My Bologna Has A Maiden Name: Rogers made no commercial endorsements throughout his career.

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See? He was a COMMIE LIBERAL TOOL OF SATAN!
 
2012-03-22 01:57:42 PM

Fano: If every Christian were like him, Fark would be a less repetitive place.

[28.media.tumblr.com image 400x476]

An honestly decent person.


If every religious person were like him, because we shouldn't play favourites here, we'd probably seen a lot less child rape, genital mutilation, jihad and Santorum.

It's been 10 years since he died and the worst that they can dig up was that he said "shiat"?

Hell, Mother Teresa was a loathsome, vicious coont, and they made her a saint.
 
2012-03-22 01:58:19 PM

Walt_Jizzney: Mister Rogers and Bob Ross, straight up pimpin' with the Big Man upstairs.


On the off-chance there is a "Heaven", you know there was a spot reserved for him....


You know what would be among the most awesome things in the world? A portrait of Mister Rogers painted by Bob Ross.
 
2012-03-22 01:59:01 PM

Farking Canuck: So a religious person projects hate onto atheists


Those are direct quotes from the Fark Atheist contingent. Not in relation to Mr. Rogers, granted, but there's always someone so overflowing with zealotry for their own "ism" that they refuse to acknowledge what is good and right about someone who subscribes to a different "ism."

If you think that's projection, you haven't been around Fark much. Heck, a few threads down the "invisible sky wizard" one was indeed used this very morning. Just because Mr. Rogers was darn near universally loved doesn't mean that somewhere there's some ass waiting to overflow with hatred towards him because he didn't live his life in the manner he/she thinks Fred Rogers should have done. Hell, I've seen Mother Teresa vilified here on Fark. There's nobody so saintly that someone won't get pissed at them for some perceived wrong.
 
2012-03-22 02:00:12 PM
Mr Rogers: "Well, we're gonna go to the Magic Kingdom now."

Bass Player: "Uhh, no, it's too early for me man. I gotta drive."



/Obscure?
 
2012-03-22 02:00:15 PM

Valiente: It's been 10 years since he died and the worst that they can dig up was that he said "shiat"?



You have to admit that it's amusing to imagine him saying it.

CSB:

While trying to navigate through Bay Area traffic, my Mom yelled out "shiat!" for the first time....at least it was the first time I heard her say it. (I was 15.)

/Younger brother and I both laughed.
//She didn't think it was funny.
 
2012-03-22 02:02:56 PM
#11 his favorite porno is Lorenzo's Oil Massage

One free internet to anyone who remembers what that's from
 
2012-03-22 02:03:46 PM
It's always a refreshing surprise to find out someone on TV is exactly what they appear to be.
 
2012-03-22 02:04:51 PM
The world needs more people like him.
 
2012-03-22 02:05:53 PM

Kibbler: Fred Rogers was a good man. The fact that he never once made a commercial endorsement, when he could have traded in on that squeaky-clean image--that says a lot. Who else has had that level of media/entertainment celebrity, and never cashed in?


Hitler?
 
2012-03-22 02:06:30 PM

akula: Hell, I've seen Mother Teresa vilified here on Fark



Because she deserves to be...
 
2012-03-22 02:07:20 PM

akula: Farking Canuck: So a religious person projects hate onto atheists

Those are direct quotes from the Fark Atheist contingent. Not in relation to Mr. Rogers, granted, but there's always someone so overflowing with zealotry for their own "ism" that they refuse to acknowledge what is good and right about someone who subscribes to a different "ism."

If you think that's projection, you haven't been around Fark much. Heck, a few threads down the "invisible sky wizard" one was indeed used this very morning. Just because Mr. Rogers was darn near universally loved doesn't mean that somewhere there's some ass waiting to overflow with hatred towards him because he didn't live his life in the manner he/she thinks Fred Rogers should have done. Hell, I've seen Mother Teresa vilified here on Fark. There's nobody so saintly that someone won't get pissed at them for some perceived wrong.


Please indicate where in the entirety of Fark that an atheist has ever suggested pissing on Mr. Rogers' grave.

If you cannot produce this then it just goes to show that the op was making an unprovoked attack on atheists in a non-religious thread. In my experience, hate and religions go together: hate for gays, hate for members of other religions, racial hate, etc. It is fun to get together with like minded individuals every Sunday.
 
2012-03-22 02:08:05 PM

The_Sponge: You have to admit that it's amusing to imagine him saying it.


No doubt at all. His public persona was one that you would imagine had no idea what a curse word even was, let alone know the proper usage and syntax.

If I would hear him even utter a mild "damn" I'd probably be in hysterics.
 
2012-03-22 02:09:45 PM

Diocletian's Last Cabbage: Mr Rogers: "Well, we're gonna go to the Magic Kingdom now."

Bass Player: "Uhh, no, it's too early for me man. I gotta drive."



/Obscure?


"It's a hell of a lot bigger"
Still have the album...I think

My already high esteem for Mr. Rodgers has increased once again.
 
2012-03-22 02:10:15 PM

BKITU: Herb Utsmelz: BKITU: I cannot tell whether it is Photoshopped

It's the real thing, baby.

Sweeeeeeeeeeeet.


I found the video the screenshot was taken from.

Link (new window)
 
2012-03-22 02:11:09 PM

Diocletian's Last Cabbage:


/Obscure?


Do you think you could get someone to get me a cuppa coffee or sumthin?
It's still early for me.
I like to sleeep late maaan. That's insane man.
 
2012-03-22 02:11:11 PM

Farking Canuck: Please indicate where in the entirety of Fark that an atheist has ever suggested pissing on Mr. Rogers' grave.


You might want to look up hyperbole and metaphor.

Somebody said that everybody loved Mr. Rogers. I said that there's always somebody who will denigrate him for the exact reasons he was beloved (he lived out his faith in a gentle manner). I also pointed out that the anti-religion crowd, as seen on Fark, will often be quite happy to do that. You seem intent on proving that point... maybe not with Mr. Rogers, but with everybody else with religious beliefs in general (of which Mr. Rogers was one). Get over yourself.
 
2012-03-22 02:13:51 PM

akula: Farking Canuck: Please indicate where in the entirety of Fark that an atheist has ever suggested pissing on Mr. Rogers' grave.

You might want to look up hyperbole and metaphor.

Somebody said that everybody loved Mr. Rogers. I said that there's always somebody who will denigrate him for the exact reasons he was beloved (he lived out his faith in a gentle manner). I also pointed out that the anti-religion crowd, as seen on Fark, will often be quite happy to do that. You seem intent on proving that point... maybe not with Mr. Rogers, but with everybody else with religious beliefs in general (of which Mr. Rogers was one). Get over yourself.


It should be pointed out that the only instance provided in this thread of anyone not liking Mr. Rogers for "the exact reasons he was beloved" is of Fox News pundits. Going out on a limb here, but I'm going to say they're not particularly anti-religion. I would even go so far as to suggest that they are pretty pro-Christian, in fact.
 
2012-03-22 02:15:00 PM

DonkeyDixon: #11 his favorite porno is Lorenzo's Oil Massage

One free internet to anyone who remembers what that's from



In Living Color...Jim Carrey played Mr. Rodgers.

/Pound Hog Day, FTW.
 
2012-03-22 02:18:07 PM

Kome: It should be pointed out that the only instance provided in this thread of anyone not liking Mr. Rogers for "the exact reasons he was beloved" is of Fox News pundits. Going out on a limb here, but I'm going to say they're not particularly anti-religion. I would even go so far as to suggest that they are pretty pro-Christian, in fact.


Point, but I'd probably say if Fox News has a religion, it's pro-ratings. To be pro-Christian I'd expect a little better attempt regarding all the "do not bear false witness" stuff.
 
2012-03-22 02:18:36 PM

akula: Farking Canuck: Please indicate where in the entirety of Fark that an atheist has ever suggested pissing on Mr. Rogers' grave.

You might want to look up hyperbole and metaphor.

Somebody said that everybody loved Mr. Rogers. I said that there's always somebody who will denigrate him for the exact reasons he was beloved (he lived out his faith in a gentle manner). I also pointed out that the anti-religion crowd, as seen on Fark, will often be quite happy to do that. You seem intent on proving that point... maybe not with Mr. Rogers, but with everybody else with religious beliefs in general (of which Mr. Rogers was one). Get over yourself.


Usually it is the fisherman that chums(sp?) the water, not the shark. Weird.
 
2012-03-22 02:18:52 PM
Mister Rogers' favorite word was the s-word, according to Rogers' wife. And it wasn't "ship."

So he liked to call his wife a slut. What's wrong with little verbal wordplay to spice things up in the bedroom?
 
2012-03-22 02:19:26 PM

akula: Kome: It should be pointed out that the only instance provided in this thread of anyone not liking Mr. Rogers for "the exact reasons he was beloved" is of Fox News pundits. Going out on a limb here, but I'm going to say they're not particularly anti-religion. I would even go so far as to suggest that they are pretty pro-Christian, in fact.

Point, but I'd probably say if Fox News has a religion, it's pro-ratings. To be pro-Christian I'd expect a little better attempt regarding all the "do not bear false witness" stuff.


Yes, and no true Scotsman puts honey in his tea. Try again.
 
2012-03-22 02:19:42 PM

grokca: bud jones: 11. When meeting random kids in public, he would ask their name and then immediately pronounce it backwards for them.

/true

This always saddened Bob.


Tish didn't like it much either.
 
2012-03-22 02:20:56 PM

Cheron: Arkanaut: Dr. Ruth was the sniper.

It was late 1977 when I had just finished up an 18 month contract for the Angolan government. I was working myself back state side and had made it as far as Lisbon. I was trying to find a cargo ship to New York as they were a lot cheaper than anything else - some times you could even work off passage. When it got late I found a place down by the water for a drink. Inside holding court of sorts was this tiny Jewish woman telling all sorts of stories about being a freedom fighter. Later we were talking shop and I found out she was more light infantry than a sniper.


I was doing contract work for Credit Suisse in the late eighties, keeping west African gov's in line-thugs, really, all of them, at least until they meet a bigger thug like a banker-but I never made it to Angola. Word on the wire was that she was a stone cold killer, but nothing like Mister Rogers. One story I heard over a stale beer in a smelly expat bar in Zimbabwe was that ol' murderhands-that was the name the locals gave him-took down four South African thugs that were sent after him by ramming a bar stool through one guys chest and beating the rest down with his bare hands. Supposedly he ripped their throats out with his teeth, like a wolf. Some of the locals, they won't even say his name, like they're scared they'll summon his ghost or something.

Every picture of him, you can still see that thousand-yard stare he had. Gives me the willies just lookin at it.
 
2012-03-22 02:24:49 PM

Herb Utsmelz: BKITU: Herb Utsmelz: BKITU: I cannot tell whether it is Photoshopped

It's the real thing, baby.

Sweeeeeeeeeeeet.

I found the video the screenshot was taken from.

Link (new window)


AHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAAAAAA!
 
2012-03-22 02:30:28 PM
I would like to think that if there is heaven that they pushed the line to get in asside to make way so Fred Rogers could go right on in. I was 3 when Mr. Rogers came on PBS, and I watched him every day for many years. Rest in peace old friend.
 
2012-03-22 02:31:37 PM

Trolljegeren: FTL: "Rogers' parents were foster parents to an African-American teenager, who came to live with the family after his mother died. Rogers considered him his older brother, and when George became an instructor for the Tuskegee Airmen in World War II, he taught Rogers how to fly, according to Legacy.com."


You'd be amazed at the list of celebrities who have their pilot's certs. Patrick Swayze. Both Dennis and Randy Quaid. Flip Wilson was a competitive-class hot air balloon pilot. Jimmy Buffet flies seaplanes. Harrison Ford flies helicopters. John Travolta's qualified to fly airliners.

http://www.aerofiles.com/00stars.html
 
2012-03-22 02:36:25 PM

Diocletian's Last Cabbage: it's too


National Lampoon Radio. Loved it as a kid: "I'll buy the goddam stamps."
 
2012-03-22 02:43:36 PM

The Martian Manhandler: Kibbler: Fred Rogers was a good man. The fact that he never once made a commercial endorsement, when he could have traded in on that squeaky-clean image--that says a lot. Who else has had that level of media/entertainment celebrity, and never cashed in?

Hitler?


Nah he's got that mostly 24/7 infomercial running. I think it's called "History Channel" or somesuch.
 
2012-03-22 02:44:23 PM

Keigh: I loved reading these, but

I am actually not surprised by the "shiP" because there is a video somewhere of Mr Rogers trying to put up a tent or something in the back yard and it is apparently pretty difficult to do alone and the outtakes keep going and going with the thing falling over and the bleeps, so many bleeps to be heard! It was one more thing to make me love love love Mr. Rogers.


I remember seeing this clip. Un-bleeped. When he threw down the tent and a pole and said "fark this" I lost it.
I remember thinking, cool he is human.
 
2012-03-22 02:57:50 PM
I heard he had full tattoo sleeves.
 
2012-03-22 02:58:34 PM

Herb Utsmelz: BKITU: Herb Utsmelz: BKITU: I cannot tell whether it is Photoshopped

It's the real thing, baby.

Sweeeeeeeeeeeet.

I found the video the screenshot was taken from.

Link (new window)


That officially made my day.

/+eleventy brazillion internet points to you, sir
 
2012-03-22 03:08:46 PM

akula: Farking Canuck: Please indicate where in the entirety of Fark that an atheist has ever suggested pissing on Mr. Rogers' grave.

You might want to look up hyperbole and metaphor.

Somebody said that everybody loved Mr. Rogers. I said that there's always somebody who will denigrate him for the exact reasons he was beloved (he lived out his faith in a gentle manner). I also pointed out that the anti-religion crowd, as seen on Fark, will often be quite happy to do that. You seem intent on proving that point... maybe not with Mr. Rogers, but with everybody else with religious beliefs in general (of which Mr. Rogers was one). Get over yourself.


Your logic has no place here. These are miserable, barred-up people. They were once human, however they've been twisted and tortured to the form you see here.
 
2012-03-22 03:16:07 PM

Clockwork Kumquat: grokca: bud jones: 11. When meeting random kids in public, he would ask their name and then immediately pronounce it backwards for them.

/true

This always saddened Bob.

Tish didn't like it much either.



It gave Sivakkolundu seizures...
 
2012-03-22 03:22:06 PM

Famous Thamas: The world needs more people like him.


I saw a great PBS special on him earlier this week. It was really well put together and gave me fond memories of watching him as a kid.
 
2012-03-22 03:23:05 PM

Herb Utsmelz: BKITU: Herb Utsmelz: BKITU: I cannot tell whether it is Photoshopped

It's the real thing, baby.

Sweeeeeeeeeeeet.

I found the video the screenshot was taken from.

Link (new window)



Did you see the way Nadia's nipples stuck out? Absolute perfection!
 
2012-03-22 03:30:06 PM

akula: Farking Canuck: Please indicate where in the entirety of Fark that an atheist has ever suggested pissing on Mr. Rogers' grave.

You might want to look up hyperbole and metaphor.

Somebody said that everybody loved Mr. Rogers. I said that there's always somebody who will denigrate him for the exact reasons he was beloved (he lived out his faith in a gentle manner). I also pointed out that the anti-religion crowd, as seen on Fark, will often be quite happy to do that. You seem intent on proving that point... maybe not with Mr. Rogers, but with everybody else with religious beliefs in general (of which Mr. Rogers was one). Get over yourself.


One of the best retorts I've read on Fark.

Nicely done.
 
2012-03-22 03:31:44 PM
Hearing that Mr. Rogers had died was one of those "remember where you were when..." moments. I was at work, edging an eyeglass lens in the optical lab where I was the only tech, and I had the radio on. If anyone had told me beforehand that I would react to that news the way I did, I would likely have laughed at them. I have always respected Mr. Rogers a great deal but had hardly even thought about him in decades, probably not since my early childhood even, but it felt as though someone had suddenly pulled out the pin that had always been holding some critical part of the world together. I had to stop and go into the restroom and bawl my eyes out as quietly as I could for about fifteen minutes. All I could think was, how are we going to make it now, what are we going to do without Mr. Rogers. Completely unexpected. I suppose he was the one grownup left in this going-all-to-shiat world whom my inner four-year-old could still count on to be honest and decent and good no matter what, and now there didn't seem to be anyone. I got myself together and gave the four-year-old a donut and went back to work quite confused by what had just happened to me.
 
2012-03-22 03:45:45 PM
FTFA: teaching children to love themselves

...I learned that one thanks to Hugh Hefner's work.
 
2012-03-22 03:48:11 PM

akula: Somebody said that everybody loved Mr. Rogers. I said that there's always somebody who will denigrate him for the exact reasons he was beloved (he lived out his faith in a gentle manner). I also pointed out that the anti-religion crowd, as seen on Fark, will often be quite happy to do that. You seem intent on proving that point... maybe not with Mr. Rogers, but with everybody else with religious beliefs in general (of which Mr. Rogers was one). Get over yourself.


- Somebody said something good and you decided to twist that into an unprovoked attack on atheists ... even though this thread has nothing to do with religion.

- You also made an unsupported allegation that atheists would piss on the graves of people (except maybe Mr. Rogers)

- You took offence to my pointing out that your attack was unprovoked and unsupported by evidence and now want me to "Get over myself"

- other idiots in the thread are supporting your hateful post and subsequent response

And you wonder why we think religious people tend to be hateful people.
 
2012-03-22 03:51:59 PM
MBooda: John Travolta's qualified to fly airliners.

Sort of...He's only certified to fly as SIC in the Boeing 707 he owns. He can't fly as PIC. He also doesn't have a Commercial certificate. What I find curious is that his type rating in his Citation I is, according to the FAA Airmen Registry, marked as "VFR only".
 
2012-03-22 03:52:11 PM
i1034.photobucket.com

This puppet gave me nightmares.

I still get creeped out looking at it.
 
2012-03-22 03:58:34 PM
Also, one of the first commercial things George Romero did was an episode for Mister Rogers. Supposedly Mister Rogers liked his movies.
 
2012-03-22 03:59:32 PM

Tziva: Also, one of the first commercial things George Romero did was an episode for Mister Rogers. Supposedly Mister Rogers liked his movies.


(because I worded that misleadingly: he was not hired because he liked his movies. movies came after episode. mister rogers just saw his movies later and gave romero the thumbs up)
 
2012-03-22 04:06:35 PM
What can you say about a man who even members of 4chan will jump to defend?

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Upm9LnuCBUM
 
2012-03-22 04:29:58 PM

Farking Canuck: akula: Somebody said that everybody loved Mr. Rogers. I said that there's always somebody who will denigrate him for the exact reasons he was beloved (he lived out his faith in a gentle manner). I also pointed out that the anti-religion crowd, as seen on Fark, will often be quite happy to do that. You seem intent on proving that point... maybe not with Mr. Rogers, but with everybody else with religious beliefs in general (of which Mr. Rogers was one). Get over yourself.

- Somebody said something good and you decided to twist that into an unprovoked attack on atheists ... even though this thread has nothing to do with religion.

- You also made an unsupported allegation that atheists would piss on the graves of people (except maybe Mr. Rogers)

- You took offence to my pointing out that your attack was unprovoked and unsupported by evidence and now want me to "Get over myself"

- other idiots in the thread are supporting your hateful post and subsequent response

And you wonder why we think religious people tend to be hateful people.


I felt kind of bad this turned into a flamewar thread, I apparently unintentionally trolled.
 
2012-03-22 04:35:13 PM
To hell with that toxic Million man Hoodie thread......im coming over here where its nice and warm!!!
 
2012-03-22 04:47:36 PM

Ur Mom's Sandwich Eater: To hell with that toxic Million man Hoodie thread......im coming over here where its nice and warm!!!


But it's so dusty! I can hardly breath.
 
2012-03-22 05:48:36 PM
At least he didn't have secrets like this guy.

i.imgur.com

/who was the Brit cooking show dude that always got drunk during the show?
 
2012-03-22 05:52:04 PM

Kome: akula: Fano: If every Christian were like him, Fark would be a less repetitive place.


No, I guarantee you there's somebody out there who would happily piss all over Fred Roger's grave in an effort to show the foolishness of the ways of those who worship invisible sky wizards, zombie Jesus, or whatever the current inflammatory phrase for God happens to be right now.

While I can't recall that type of sentiment ever being expressed by an atheist (not saying it hasn't happened, just that I'm not aware of it), I can recall many instances of folks in and supporting the religious right attacking Rogers. Just as a for instance, there was this piece on Fox News a few years ago.


Holy crap, more reasons to hate Faux News! D:
 
2012-03-22 05:57:06 PM

Herb Utsmelz: I found the video the screenshot was taken from.

Link (new window)


Ha! On Snopes.com they mention that there's a ('shopped) image of him flipping off the camera after the taping of his very last episode, but I guess this one is legit.

I will say, I like his ship-eating grin when he realizes what he's doing. It's like he's saying to himself, "In about forty years there's going to be a computer network where you can share video clips, and this ship is going to be all over that. Oh well!"

/I have my doubts about the "ship" thing
 
2012-03-22 06:16:33 PM
wambu: who was the Brit cooking show dude that always got drunk during the show?

Graham Kerr perhaps?
 
2012-03-22 06:20:57 PM

Clockwork Kumquat: Hearing that Mr. Rogers had died was one of those "remember where you were when..." moments. I was at work, edging an eyeglass lens in the optical lab where I was the only tech, and I had the radio on. If anyone had told me beforehand that I would react to that news the way I did, I would likely have laughed at them. I have always respected Mr. Rogers a great deal but had hardly even thought about him in decades, probably not since my early childhood even, but it felt as though someone had suddenly pulled out the pin that had always been holding some critical part of the world together. I had to stop and go into the restroom and bawl my eyes out as quietly as I could for about fifteen minutes. All I could think was, how are we going to make it now, what are we going to do without Mr. Rogers. Completely unexpected. I suppose he was the one grownup left in this going-all-to-shiat world whom my inner four-year-old could still count on to be honest and decent and good no matter what, and now there didn't seem to be anyone. I got myself together and gave the four-year-old a donut and went back to work quite confused by what had just happened to me.


Aaawww.... leans over for internet hug...... pats back...
 
2012-03-22 06:33:12 PM

semiotix: Ha! On Snopes.com they mention that there's a ('shopped) image of him flipping off the camera after the taping of his very last episode, but I guess this one is legit.


During my search for that clip, I ran across this Boring Pittsburgh piece (^) by their resident photoshop analyst, who was apparently bored to the point of Dunning-Kruger. He got real quiet real fast.
 
2012-03-22 06:53:53 PM
wambu: who was the Brit cooking show dude that always got drunk during the show?

Graham Kerr The Galloping Gourmet
 
2012-03-22 06:59:20 PM

Ed Grubermann: akula: Fano: If every Christian were like him, Fark would be a less repetitive place.


No, I guarantee you there's somebody out there who would happily piss all over Fred Roger's grave in an effort to show the foolishness of the ways of those who worship invisible sky wizards, zombie Jesus, or whatever the current inflammatory phrase for God happens to be right now.

You don't see us ripping on the Quakers, do you? You reap what you sow. And Christians in this country have been sowing a huge steaming bucket of scorn, hatred, bigotry and Christian privilege for decades. You lot made this bed, we're just making you sleep in it.


Actually, the "Christians" of which you speak are not Christians. Not real ones, anyway. The true Christians in this country (and elsewhere) live and work pretty much anonymously each day, and certainly do what Fred Rogers did,,,live by example. There is an old Christian song that says "They will know we are Christians by our love" and I believe that this is the true way to reach people and instead of trying to force them to convert, they choose to convert because they see the reward in living that way.

I join you in your contempt for the types of "Christians" you complain about. You are free to choose your non-belief, just as I am free to choose my faith. Just try not to make the mistake of painting Christians or Christianity with such an exceptionally large brush. It is very misleading.
 
2012-03-22 07:02:45 PM

Fano: akula: Fano: If every Christian were like him, Fark would be a less repetitive place.


No, I guarantee you there's somebody out there who would happily piss all over Fred Roger's grave in an effort to show the foolishness of the ways of those who worship invisible sky wizards, zombie Jesus, or whatever the current inflammatory phrase for God happens to be right now.

Nobody doesn't like Mr. Rogers. Except trolls.


I used to work with a Jewish woman that hated his guts for some odd reason. I mention that she was Jewish only because she constantly told people that she was Jewish. She was absolutely convinced that he really was a murdering sniper and that he once had a crack induced heart attack.

She was nuts.
 
2012-03-22 07:11:21 PM

drone1: wambu: who was the Brit cooking show dude that always got drunk during the show?

Graham Kerr The Galloping Gourmet


ben_oakmag:

Graham Kerr perhaps?

I loved that show.

From wikipedia: "One particularly amusing episode featured Kerr making the British dessert known as "Spotted Dick."
 
2012-03-22 08:48:59 PM

quasimike: Ed Grubermann: akula: Fano: If every Christian were like him, Fark would be a less repetitive place.


No, I guarantee you there's somebody out there who would happily piss all over Fred Roger's grave in an effort to show the foolishness of the ways of those who worship invisible sky wizards, zombie Jesus, or whatever the current inflammatory phrase for God happens to be right now.

You don't see us ripping on the Quakers, do you? You reap what you sow. And Christians in this country have been sowing a huge steaming bucket of scorn, hatred, bigotry and Christian privilege for decades. You lot made this bed, we're just making you sleep in it.

Actually, the "Christians" of which you speak are not Christians.


Yes, the No True Scotsman defense. It's bullshiat and you know it.
 
2012-03-22 08:49:40 PM
Rogers really was neat. He'd take field trips with the postman (Mr. McFeely) to places like the factory where they made little red wagons, and one time, I remember, Mr. Mcfeely took him on a helicopter ride. McFeely as the pilot.

But on the other hand, Richard Nixon was a Quaker, and didn't have to serve in WW2, but he did 2 tours.
 
2012-03-22 09:04:13 PM

Clockwork Kumquat: Hearing that Mr. Rogers had died was one of those "remember where you were when..." moments. I was at work, edging an eyeglass lens in the optical lab where I was the only tech, and I had the radio on. If anyone had told me beforehand that I would react to that news the way I did, I would likely have laughed at them. I have always respected Mr. Rogers a great deal but had hardly even thought about him in decades, Alprobably not since my early childhood even, but it felt as though someone had suddenly pulled out the pin that had always been holding some critical part of the world together. I had to stop and go into the restroom and bawl my eyes out as quietly as I could for about fifteen minutes. All I could think was, how are we going to make it now, what are we going to do without Mr. Rogers. Completely unexpected. I suppose he was the one grownup left in this going-all-to-shiat world whom my inner four-year-old could still count on to be honest and decent and good no matter what, and now there didn't seem to be anyone. I got myself together and gave the four-year-old a donut and went back to work quite confused by what had just happened to me.


Almost same reaction, I was working in the comp lab in grad school, w/ only 4 other students there. I saw the news on abc.news.com [it was 2003], got up to go use the bathroom (meh, I was drinking down pots of coffee), and let some tears out in the stall.

If it was anyone else, I would turn in my man card.
 
2012-03-22 09:09:21 PM

quasimike: Ed Grubermann: akula: Fano: If every Christian were like him, Fark would be a less repetitive place.


No, I guarantee you there's somebody out there who would happily piss all over Fred Roger's grave in an effort to show the foolishness of the ways of those who worship invisible sky wizards, zombie Jesus, or whatever the current inflammatory phrase for God happens to be right now.

You don't see us ripping on the Quakers, do you? You reap what you sow. And Christians in this country have been sowing a huge steaming bucket of scorn, hatred, bigotry and Christian privilege for decades. You lot made this bed, we're just making you sleep in it.

Actually, the "Christians" of which you speak are not Christians. Not real ones, anyway. The true Christians in this country (and elsewhere) live and work pretty much anonymously each day, and certainly do what Fred Rogers did,,,live by example. There is an old Christian song that says "They will know we are Christians by our love" and I believe that this is the true way to reach people and instead of trying to force them to convert, they choose to convert because they see the reward in living that way.

I join you in your contempt for the types of "Christians" you complain about. You are free to choose your non-belief, just as I am free to choose my faith. Just try not to make the mistake of painting Christians or Christianity with such an exceptionally large brush. It is very misleading.


agnostic, but I fully agree. That's the Christianity I knew. You lead w/ the heart, not by causing fear.
 
2012-03-22 09:20:49 PM

wambu: At least he didn't have secrets like this guy.

[i.imgur.com image 474x329]

/who was the Brit cooking show dude that always got drunk during the show?


Could also be Keith Floyd or Johnny Craddock, the perma-pissed husband of the redoubtable Fanny.
 
2012-03-22 09:22:11 PM

Eriond: MBooda: John Travolta's qualified to fly airliners.

Sort of...He's only certified to fly as SIC in the Boeing 707 he owns. He can't fly as PIC. He also doesn't have a Commercial certificate. What I find curious is that his type rating in his Citation I is, according to the FAA Airmen Registry, marked as "VFR only".


That surprises me. I know people where he does his sim work.
 
2012-03-22 09:24:41 PM

The_Sponge: DonkeyDixon: #11 his favorite porno is Lorenzo's Oil Massage

One free internet to anyone who remembers what that's from


In Living Color...Jim Carrey played Mr. Rodgers.

/Pound Hog Day, FTW.


raidz3ro.com
 
2012-03-22 10:18:58 PM

Farking Canuck: Somebody said something good and you decided to twist that into an unprovoked attack on atheists ... even though this thread has nothing to do with religion.


The hell do you think the Fark atheist crowd has been doing?

You're clothing yourself with all kinds of high minded ideals, but you're every bit as filthy as those you denigrate.

As I said, there's those who hate those who do good precisely because they do good. You seem to have zero knowledge or experience of hyperbole and metaphor... your blood pressure must run rather high with all that pent up hate for religious folks and your tendency to fly off the handle thinking that off the cuff humorous remarks (ok, not a good joke, I admit it, but a joke) are meant to derail a thread when there's a perfectly good hot chicks thread a few up the page from this one. I suggest you go check it out and relax.
 
2012-03-22 11:42:53 PM

Ed Grubermann: quasimike: Ed Grubermann: akula: Fano: If every Christian were like him, Fark would be a less repetitive place.


No, I guarantee you there's somebody out there who would happily piss all over Fred Roger's grave in an effort to show the foolishness of the ways of those who worship invisible sky wizards, zombie Jesus, or whatever the current inflammatory phrase for God happens to be right now.

You don't see us ripping on the Quakers, do you? You reap what you sow. And Christians in this country have been sowing a huge steaming bucket of scorn, hatred, bigotry and Christian privilege for decades. You lot made this bed, we're just making you sleep in it.

Actually, the "Christians" of which you speak are not Christians.

Yes, the No True Scotsman defense. It's bullshiat and you know it.


Sorry, but you are incorrect, This is not about silly, philosophical mental games, but rather about true and proper behavior, I can put on a kilt and call myself a Scotsman although only distant relatives came from there, but I cannot behave in a way that is antithetical to the teachings of Christ and call myself a Christian without being completely, factually wrong. I do know bullshiat, but it isn't coming from my end..
 
2012-03-22 11:47:27 PM
#11. Never did anything inappropriate to/with children before, during, or after his career. That should also be a good reason why he was so awesome.

/Yes the puppets were creepy
//Yes, they could have gone with a different name than Mr. McFeely
///Slashies
 
2012-03-22 11:51:35 PM

Herb Utsmelz: BKITU: Herb Utsmelz: BKITU: I cannot tell whether it is Photoshopped

It's the real thing, baby.

Sweeeeeeeeeeeet.

I found the video the screenshot was taken from.

Link (new window)


You win all the internets. I smiled so hard at that. :D
 
2012-03-23 12:35:09 AM

DonkeyDixon: The_Sponge: DonkeyDixon: #11 his favorite porno is Lorenzo's Oil Massage

One free internet to anyone who remembers what that's from


In Living Color...Jim Carrey played Mr. Rodgers.

/Pound Hog Day, FTW.

[raidz3ro.com image 640x426]


It's...a...beautiful day in the neighborhood, a beautiful day for a hooker!

/They cut that part out of the DVD release!
//In Living Color!!
 
2012-03-23 01:20:41 AM
I was friends with his niece.
 
2012-03-23 01:45:57 AM
One day Mr. Rogers' car was stolen. He reported it to the police and when the cops came to take his report a newspaper reported came along to see if it was The Mr. Rogers. The news story ran in the afternoon paper and within 48 hours of reporting the car missing it was returned with a full tank of gas and a note apologizing, saying "If we knew it was yours we would never have touched it." Even car thieves respected the man.

Mr. Rogers was cool. I try to live my life as he would everyday.

Thanks Mr. R. You are the coolest.
 
2012-03-23 01:55:57 AM

quasimike: Sorry, but you are incorrect, This is not about silly, philosophical mental games, but rather about true and proper behavior, I can put on a kilt and call myself a Scotsman although only distant relatives came from there, but I cannot behave in a way that is antithetical to the teachings of Christ and call myself a Christian without being completely, factually wrong. I do know bullshiat, but it isn't coming from my end..


Considering the Bible lays down only two criterion for being a follower of Christ, and neither of them are stated to be "following the teachings of Christ," I think it's in fact very easy to apply the No True Scotsman fallacy here.

1) Accept the Christ as the son of God, savior of mankind (and, by extension, that his death/resurrection does in fact save mankind)
2) Ask God for forgiveness.

Other than that, there are no criteria for being a Christian. On the other hand, being a Catholic or being a Methodist or being a Baptist or a Lutheran or a Calvinist or an Anglican or a Pentecostal or a member of any of the other sects may have more stringent criteria. Some are about good works, others about keeping sacraments, others about religious service attendance, others about personal sacrifice (i.e. tithing) and so forth.

But if you just want to talk about "Christians" then you need to acknowledge the description is a pretty vague one, and encompasses many many many many people from denominations that include other teachings which are mutually exclusive (i.e. Catholic vs. Protestant teachings) from each other. Just ask the Irish about that if you need some clearer examples. In which case, you have to admit there are bad people who are Christians. And if you want to talk about such a large group of diverse people, some of whom are bad people, then you have to be willing to take the broad brushstrokes that are bad because it's hard to be specific and nuanced about a group of people that is inherently diverse like that. At the same time, opponents of Christianity must accept the good broad brushstrokes about Christians for the same reason. Which is why in most instances, atheists are against religions and not the religious. We just make fun of the religious for following certifiably absurd religious ideas and beliefs.

It would be like the dialogue starting off with a statement like "men are taller than women", getting the response "yea, well what about all the millions of men out there who are shorter than the majority of women" and then retorting "well they're not real men, because real men are tall." It's an absurd defense. As another analogy, consider another close knit social group of people. Say, a biological family. There are members of one's family that are really annoying or incredibly rude or in some cases downright abusive. It doesn't make them no longer family in the actual definition of the word. An abusive father doesn't stop being the father. He just becomes a really sh*tty father. The annoying brother who keeps "borrowing" your comic books without asking doesn't stop being your brother, he's just a brother who is also inconsiderate and a thief.

And, as something else to consider, those same Christians you are calling not real Christians are at the same time saying you're the one not being a real Christian, and can cite Bible passages and scriptural commandments or religious organization doctrines and proclamations and so on just as easily as you can. Ultimately, at the end of the day, you're both real Christians. The big differences at that point are that one of you is being a dick head and the other isn't, and you both cherry picked different aspects of the general religious dogma to follow (and yes, you both cherry picked. Every Christian cherry picks. It would an impossibility to live up to every single thing laid out and commanded into the Bible because many of them are contradictory or mutually exclusive or just ethically so obscene that most people in today's culture would find it disgusting to abide by them).
 
2012-03-23 05:44:09 AM
Knew some of these. Headline is fundamentally flawed and therefore invalid, like it is every time some jerk uses it.

But Mr. Rogers probably wouldn't want me fuming impotently against such a stupid thing so I'll go do something else.
 
2012-03-23 08:47:09 AM

akula: Farking Canuck: Somebody said something good and you decided to twist that into an unprovoked attack on atheists ... even though this thread has nothing to do with religion.

The hell do you think the Fark atheist crowd has been doing?

You're clothing yourself with all kinds of high minded ideals, but you're every bit as filthy as those you denigrate.

As I said, there's those who hate those who do good precisely because they do good. You seem to have zero knowledge or experience of hyperbole and metaphor... your blood pressure must run rather high with all that pent up hate for religious folks and your tendency to fly off the handle thinking that off the cuff humorous remarks (ok, not a good joke, I admit it, but a joke) are meant to derail a thread when there's a perfectly good hot chicks thread a few up the page from this one. I suggest you go check it out and relax.


Ahhh ... the old "Nah nah ... but they do it too" defense.

Here's the truth: You came into a thread that has nothing to do with religion and started slinging mud at atheists unprovoked, I called you on it and you refuse to admit the truth - how very christian of you.

/Grow up child - why don't you go into the politics or geek threads and start attacking atheists there. Just as relevant.
 
2012-03-23 09:47:20 AM
 
2012-03-23 11:46:44 AM
Third hand, but I have friend who grew up in Pittsburgh. He had a acquaintance/dad/weird uncle who went to the gym Mr Rodgers attended, and claimed "he swore like a sailor, and was hung like a horse."
 
2012-03-23 11:50:36 AM
imgs.xkcd.com

/An XKCD for everything
 
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