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2012-08-04 01:07:36 AM  
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Fap...fap...fapfapfapfap Fap
 
2012-08-04 02:08:46 AM  
Rumspringa = Amish Spring Break
 
2012-08-04 02:12:54 AM  
We've gotten a few young Amish on rumspringa here in Las Vegas from time to time. They are infamous for hard partying. I remember hearing about a few of them who got drunk and picked a fight with some Samoans. They didn't do very well, I'm afraid.
 
2012-08-04 02:13:34 AM  
i.dailymail.co.uk

WTF is this shiat? Do they no speak ingles?

/hot
 
2012-08-04 02:14:03 AM  
Are they living in some sort of Amish Paradise?

files.mommo.hu
 
2012-08-04 02:14:39 AM  
Preying?

Monnonite?
 
2012-08-04 02:17:50 AM  

RatMaster999: Preying?

Monnonite?


They are preying on that poor plane! The preying is monnonimous.
 
2012-08-04 02:18:28 AM  
I love how the entire article is a summary of a 2min trailer. Then they show the trailer. lolz
 
2012-08-04 02:21:01 AM  

RatMaster999: Preying?

Monnonite?


my work here is done...
 
2012-08-04 02:22:58 AM  
Frightening: Rebecca is seen preying and crying at the same time when she travels to New York on a plane

So she's some kind of predator that can take on human form, then? And is given to crying? (But the latter trait is par for the course on a reality show)
 
2012-08-04 02:24:53 AM  
Not for a second, do I buy this. Actors, all of them.
 
2012-08-04 02:25:02 AM  
Bemused

'Rebecca was preying and crying at the same time.'

Monnonite

Monnonite


Dear "writers" at the Daily Fail: fark you, you worthless coonts. Kill yourselves so real writers can take your jobs, please.
 
2012-08-04 02:26:52 AM  
upload.wikimedia.org
 
2012-08-04 02:29:44 AM  
There was an Amish reality show years ago. Can't remember the name of it but there was a chick that was smoking hot.
 
2012-08-04 02:34:53 AM  
I don't see why they wd be afraid of flying

i49.tinypic.com
 
2012-08-04 02:41:11 AM  

Apos: Rumspringa = Amish Spring Break


That was my thought as well. Turns out it's just a reality show. Seems the Amish can be attention whores, too. Who knew?
 
2012-08-04 02:46:00 AM  

consider this: There was an Amish reality show years ago. Can't remember the name of it but there was a chick that was smoking hot.


Amish in the City: Link

I actually kinda liked that show. Entertaining, at least, and it was interesting to see them react to modern culture for the first time, especially when the one kid almost drown after going into the ocean for the first time.

The Amish girls were cute, but the "Normal" girls they hung out with were the truly hot ones I think you're remembering...
 
2012-08-04 02:47:27 AM  
I don't understand the point of this show, is it to make city people feel better about themselves seeing how confused people who have supposedly never been around technology feel when confronted with everyday things?

Also how did they get Amish people to come to New York its not like the Amish are known for sending out resumes to television stations I just find it a little difficult to believe that they happened across 5 young Amish people who would be willing to give up their entire livelihood and leave their families and friends forever and move to New York.
 
2012-08-04 02:48:35 AM  
Amish in the City, that was the name of it.
 
2012-08-04 02:55:40 AM  
Just a small town girl...
 
2012-08-04 02:57:01 AM  

Anenu: I don't understand the point of this show, is it to make city people feel better about themselves seeing how confused people who have supposedly never been around technology feel when confronted with everyday things?

Also how did they get Amish people to come to New York its not like the Amish are known for sending out resumes to television stations I just find it a little difficult to believe that they happened across 5 young Amish people who would be willing to give up their entire livelihood and leave their families and friends forever and move to New York.


Go read about the Amish culture and you will understand. All Amish have this choice at a certain age.
 
2012-08-04 03:00:27 AM  

Anenu: I don't understand the point of this show, is it to make city people feel better about themselves seeing how confused people who have supposedly never been around technology feel when confronted with everyday things?

Also how did they get Amish people to come to New York its not like the Amish are known for sending out resumes to television stations I just find it a little difficult to believe that they happened across 5 young Amish people who would be willing to give up their entire livelihood and leave their families and friends forever and move to New York.


The Amish do a thing where they take a trip to the modern world in their early 20s, where they choose if they want to continue to live in the community or if they want to leave. Most don't go far, but there are enough who go to cities and whatnot where it would be easy enough to find some who would agree to this. The Amish aren't completely isolated, I went to college in a town with a substantial population nearby. You would see them around in town buying stuff, or selling their products (nothing like traditional amish craftsmanship- the stuff is all incredibly well made), or whatever. They'll read papers, see advertizements, hear modern music. They probably put out a notice in some paper (they have a few of their own in places, IIRC) looking for amish youth who wanted to be on reality TV during their separation period. You get money, you get to be famous, you get a big leg up on any dreams you might have because the TV networks will help you out to sell the story... What have they got to lose?
 
2012-08-04 03:03:29 AM  
'cause everyone's your friend, in New York City
And everything looks beautiful when you're young and pretty
 
2012-08-04 03:11:27 AM  
'Rebecca was preying and crying at the same time.'

Preying on what??
 
2012-08-04 03:19:16 AM  
The young woman, who once shocked her Amish family by punching a male classmate in the face...

I like her.

// and she's cute as fark.
 
2012-08-04 03:44:43 AM  
The majority of the Mennonite girls around here are pretty frickin hot. I dated one who was pretty cute, but a liar, and a horrible one at that. I was already too old for those games...
 
2012-08-04 03:53:27 AM  

UsikFark: [i.dailymail.co.uk image 634x371]

WTF is this shiat? Do they no speak ingles?

/hot


No, they do not..They use German and/or Dutch.
 
2012-08-04 04:05:22 AM  
They don't really speak Dutch...it's Deutsch. Some earlier Americans thought they said Dutch, so they say Dutch. But it's Deutsch.
 
2012-08-04 04:21:19 AM  

James F. Campbell: Bemused

'Rebecca was preying and crying at the same time.'

Monnonite

Monnonite

Dear "writers" at the Daily Fail: fark you, you worthless coonts. Kill yourselves so real writers can take your jobs, please.

powet.tv

Do you hear this, Daily Fail? Because I'm doing it as loud as I can.
 
2012-08-04 04:25:35 AM  

SumoJeb: Anenu: I don't understand the point of this show, is it to make city people feel better about themselves seeing how confused people who have supposedly never been around technology feel when confronted with everyday things?

Also how did they get Amish people to come to New York its not like the Amish are known for sending out resumes to television stations I just find it a little difficult to believe that they happened across 5 young Amish people who would be willing to give up their entire livelihood and leave their families and friends forever and move to New York.

Go read about the Amish culture and you will understand. All Amish have this choice at a certain age.


Not only that , but the Amish (as well as most successful 'luddite' cultures) aren't idiots. In every community, there are some people who experiment with technology now and then, they talk to each other about how it influences their lives and how it enhances their life (versus how much it distorts, distracts or possesses the owner). This is a very important skill to have, and while it sometimes leads to legalisms (electric power tools are okay, but they have to be powered by an on-site generator) on the whole the system works well.

I think this show is probably crap, because most kids enjoy Rumspringa at an age between 16 and 19. If these people are still in the community, it means they've gone out and come back and now are leaving again. I got the feeling that for many, part of being accepted back into the community means getting your arse induntured or married.
 
2012-08-04 05:24:29 AM  

rubi_con_man: SumoJeb: Anenu: I don't understand the point of this show, is it to make city people feel better about themselves seeing how confused people who have supposedly never been around technology feel when confronted with everyday things?

Also how did they get Amish people to come to New York its not like the Amish are known for sending out resumes to television stations I just find it a little difficult to believe that they happened across 5 young Amish people who would be willing to give up their entire livelihood and leave their families and friends forever and move to New York.

Go read about the Amish culture and you will understand. All Amish have this choice at a certain age.

Not only that , but the Amish (as well as most successful 'luddite' cultures) aren't idiots. In every community, there are some people who experiment with technology now and then, they talk to each other about how it influences their lives and how it enhances their life (versus how much it distorts, distracts or possesses the owner). This is a very important skill to have, and while it sometimes leads to legalisms (electric power tools are okay, but they have to be powered by an on-site generator) on the whole the system works well.

I think this show is probably crap, because most kids enjoy Rumspringa at an age between 16 and 19. If these people are still in the community, it means they've gone out and come back and now are leaving again. I got the feeling that for many, part of being accepted back into the community means getting your arse induntured or married.


It's interesting that the Amish, while quite radical in their personal lives, do not try to "convert" anyone outside the group. In fact, they do NOT take converts. If you didn't grow up in an Amish community, even if you had Pennsylvania Dutch ancestry, it'd be exceeding hard to join the community.

It's funny that every once in awhile, they have to drive off hipsters or dirty hippies who want to "join", like it's some sort of New Age commune. Of course it's not an open group like that.

Other interesting facts: the Amish do pay taxes, but NOT Social Security, unemployment, nor welfare. Nor can they collect on these benefits, however. Special rules made for them. They can also request Conscientious Objector status if drafted, and it's automatic that they'll be let go.

I wonder how the new health care reform addresses this? Ah look, they ARE exempt, and Catholics are pissed because Catholics aren't. The difference is that the Amish have an established community-supported medical system which seems to meet the needs of its members, while Catholics just want to make sure women won't have access to birth control (and the ONLY case is where the woman requests it, the Catholics want to be able to prohibit it- no one has ever suggested Catholic women would be forced onto BC).

Actually, Amish haven't historically use birth control, and a woman may bear more than a dozen children. However, that may be changing, slowly. However, it is not within the Amish's makeup to demand a doctor or pharmacist prevent a women from getting BC. They're as controlling like a crazy HOA, well elders make a ton of decisions about the members' personal matters, but express will via social pressure, even "shunning" of those proscribed for it.

They have pretty fantastically strong control to be able to leverage that kind of influence from community members. But unlike the Catholic Church, the decision-makers ARE members of the community. Catholic leadership is chosen exclusively by existing leadership, a new Pope is elected by a Conclave of people appointed by the old Pope; Catholics in general have no say since they don't elect the Pope, nor the bishops, nor anyone else, nor does a priest represent the needs of his parishioners to the higher-ups.
 
2012-08-04 06:04:45 AM  

UncleStumpy: The majority of the Mennonite girls around here are pretty frickin hot. I dated one who was pretty cute, but a liar, and a horrible one at that. I was already too old for those games...


Twelve can be a difficult age.

/I keed
 
2012-08-04 06:21:09 AM  
The Amish documentaries have been done to death. I wouldnt call this one "fake" but it has that fake drama that the TLC and A&E have manufacturing very poorly for the last two or three years. As a matter of fact Im surprised this isnt titled "Amish Wars".
 
2012-08-04 06:46:47 AM  

rik_everglade: They don't really speak Dutch...it's Deutsch. Some earlier Americans thought they said Dutch, so they say Dutch. But it's Deutsch.


They speak German?
 
2012-08-04 06:51:34 AM  

whooter: Not for a second, do I buy this. Actors, all of them.


As a resident of Lancaster county, PA, I agree.
 
2012-08-04 07:16:24 AM  
"Like Kate, Rebecca dreams of becoming a model."

They're in manhattan. Wait'll they find out that they're not that pretty.
 
2012-08-04 07:17:32 AM  
I think they are actors - I don't buy this for a second.

Next point - the language they speak is Pennsylvania Dutch, which is a dialect of German. It's not exactly like old world German, because they've been here for so long.

Next point - Not all Amish are secluded in their communities. That may have been their intention a couple 100 years ago. But they live in areas that can't help but become more and more modern. And it's becoming more difficult for them to ignore that, no matter how hard they try.


CSB: I went and did a pitch for building a website for a farmers market a few weeks ago. I was quite astonished (seriously) to see that one of the people on the committee I was pitching to, was an Amish guy. The Amish have a small market within the market, and therefore have a say in how the site represents their interests, as well as everyone else. But I was still a little surprised.

I suppose the point of bringing this up at all is that, the Amish are far more progressive nowadays than outsiders might suppose. But I still maintain that they are not progressive enough to do a reality show.
 
2012-08-04 07:23:06 AM  

durbnpoisn: I think they are actors - I don't buy this for a second.

Next point - the language they speak is Pennsylvania Dutch, which is a dialect of German. It's not exactly like old world German, because they've been here for so long.

Next point - Not all Amish are secluded in their communities. That may have been their intention a couple 100 years ago. But they live in areas that can't help but become more and more modern. And it's becoming more difficult for them to ignore that, no matter how hard they try.


CSB: I went and did a pitch for building a website for a farmers market a few weeks ago. I was quite astonished (seriously) to see that one of the people on the committee I was pitching to, was an Amish guy. The Amish have a small market within the market, and therefore have a say in how the site represents their interests, as well as everyone else. But I was still a little surprised.

I suppose the point of bringing this up at all is that, the Amish are far more progressive nowadays than outsiders might suppose. But I still maintain that they are not progressive enough to do a reality show.


CSB indeed.

Technology isn't everything. Practicality is. And if a website is how most people communicate these days, the Amish will use websites.
 
2012-08-04 07:34:44 AM  
Greatest Amish story ever told:

media.ideaanddesignworks.com
 
2012-08-04 07:59:11 AM  
Good grief! Another potentially trashy show, from the cable channel that is bringing you this!
 
2012-08-04 08:33:52 AM  

DemoKnite: The Amish documentaries have been done to death. I wouldnt call this one "fake" but it has that fake drama that the TLC and A&E have manufacturing very poorly for the last two or three years. As a matter of fact Im surprised this isnt titled "Amish Wars".


This.
 
2012-08-04 08:52:05 AM  
I farked a Mennonite chick last night. Shouldn't be a surprise though, I've been married to her for damn near eight years.
No, I'm not Mennonite but I went to a Mennonite university which is where I met Mrs. Munky.
 
2012-08-04 09:06:12 AM  

OSULugan: 'cause everyone's your friend, in New York City
And everything looks beautiful when you're young and pretty


Alas, the streets are not actually paved with diamonds.
 
2012-08-04 09:10:22 AM  
I have Amish roots on my dads side. I think it was great great grandpa that left the order because he liked beer a LOT!!! Oh beer is their anything you cant do?

There is a real amish market down the street from me. They all get to work in a van together. The hours are slightly better than bankers hours. The food is awesome though. Giant homemade soft pretzels, great pies, you can even buy a whole cooked turkey. Roomate went there yesterday biatch didnt share!
 
2012-08-04 09:27:04 AM  

cptjeff: Anenu: I don't understand the point of this show, is it to make city people feel better about themselves seeing how confused people who have supposedly never been around technology feel when confronted with everyday things?

Also how did they get Amish people to come to New York its not like the Amish are known for sending out resumes to television stations I just find it a little difficult to believe that they happened across 5 young Amish people who would be willing to give up their entire livelihood and leave their families and friends forever and move to New York.

The Amish do a thing where they take a trip to the modern world in their early 20s, where they choose if they want to continue to live in the community or if they want to leave. Most don't go far, but there are enough who go to cities and whatnot where it would be easy enough to find some who would agree to this. The Amish aren't completely isolated, I went to college in a town with a substantial population nearby. You would see them around in town buying stuff, or selling their products (nothing like traditional amish craftsmanship- the stuff is all incredibly well made), or whatever. They'll read papers, see advertizements, hear modern music. They probably put out a notice in some paper (they have a few of their own in places, IIRC) looking for amish youth who wanted to be on reality TV during their separation period. You get money, you get to be famous, you get a big leg up on any dreams you might have because the TV networks will help you out to sell the story... What have they got to lose?


They should be really excited since they never have to worry about their family seeing it.
 
2012-08-04 09:56:30 AM  
What was the girl driving in order to get a DUI? [envisions drunk buggy driving...buggy swerving all over the road...horses crashing into bridge embankments]
 
2012-08-04 10:04:41 AM  
Jacob is 32 and never married? With a girlfriend?


Maybe I have my sects mixed up (rimshot), but 32, Amish, and unmarried sounds highly unlikely. And maybe the Daily Fail used the wrong term, because courting sounds more appropriate than girlfriend here.

However, the whole thing is suspicious.
 
2012-08-04 11:10:51 AM  
"The 25-year-old comes from Italian and Puerto Rico decent and struggles to identify with the community she has been raised in."

Who wrote this crap?
 
2012-08-04 11:35:29 AM  
Groundbreaking?
 
2012-08-04 11:44:23 AM  
Know what it takes to satisfy an Amish girl?

Two Mennonite...

/grew up working on amish farms
 
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