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2012-11-11 01:41:29 AM
ya know who else was into obscuring art beyond his comprehension?
 
2012-11-11 01:43:34 AM

ongbok: If they think that snakes are satanic, they must really hate doctors.


Great Janitor: So...if Snakes are satanic, what about Doctors who's emblem is a pole with two snakes wrapped around it?


The Rod of Asclepius and The Staff of Hermes (The Caduceus) pre-date Christianity. The former by about three hundred years, the latter by about three THOUSAND years. However, the latter is somewhat erroneously associated with medicine due to some confusion back in the 1800s.

Since they both originated in Greek mythology, I'd say the Fundies are safe from being considered hypocrites if they dislike doctors due to a snake or two appearing on the occupation's symbol. Safe from being considered morons? That's another story.
 
2012-11-11 01:45:23 AM
One derpy dude makes bigoted claims, so it must be true.
 
2012-11-11 01:46:36 AM

signaljammer: ya know who else was into obscuring art beyond his comprehension?


4.bp.blogspot.com
 
2012-11-11 01:46:41 AM

tillerman35: ongbok: If they think that snakes are satanic, they must really hate doctors.

Great Janitor: So...if Snakes are satanic, what about Doctors who's emblem is a pole with two snakes wrapped around it?

The Rod of Asclepius and The Staff of Hermes (The Caduceus) pre-date Christianity. The former by about three hundred years, the latter by about three THOUSAND years. However, the latter is somewhat erroneously associated with medicine due to some confusion back in the 1800s.

Since they both originated in Greek mythology, I'd say the Fundies are safe from being considered hypocrites if they dislike doctors due to a snake or two appearing on the occupation's symbol. Safe from being considered morons? That's another story.


In my experience, xtians don't like being told where their beliefs actually originate. Especially when the truth shows just how ridiculous it is to continue perpetuating some of those beliefs.
 
2012-11-11 01:46:53 AM
isn't there a woman in spain that is now well known for restoring art works?
 
2012-11-11 01:49:01 AM
FTA:

and now there are questions about whether the art met city requirements in the first place.

Angel Poventud wasn't surprised when he heard a group of community leaders from the Pittsburgh community painted over the mural on University Avenue.

"The fishes were satanic. The scales were satanic. You know, they just don't feel that it represents their community," he told Viteri


The Living Walls director showed Viteri the application signed by three city of Atlanta departments approving the work. The group didn't realize City Council needed to pass an ordinance authorizing the public art. Councilmembers Cleta Winslow and Joyce Sheperd said they're working to clarify the process after receiving dozens of calls from neighbors about the mural.


GDOT crews said they didn't issue a permit for the mural and will likely have to cover it up.


But hey, it has to be those fundie Christians right?

Not like a permit was not completed by the Councilmembers claiming the residents had no right to cover up something put up without permits.

Not like the quote about the satanic thing came from someone that seems to be into pushing as many buttons as he can or anything.

Yup. Christians.

/Not Christian.
 
2012-11-11 01:51:22 AM

advex101: BronyMedic: advex101: It is ugly. I side with the religious d-bags on this one. Also, "GDOT crews said they didn't issue a permit for the mural and will likely have to cover it up."

I'll take "What is censorship" for three hundred, Alex.

Censorship? Really? You're going to throw that card? Every stroke of paint that an artist lays down is not some sort of shrine to the first amendment. This was painted on an embankment retaining wall, by definition that makes it a temporary installation (unless the state is saddled with maintaining it in perpetuity). I think that the group that painted over it are a bunch of whackos. I also think that it was an eyesore and am glad that a "loophole" exists to get the wall returned to a pristine state awaiting the next artist.


Who are we to say that these new people who painted the wall aren't the TRUE artists. They had just as much right to paint there as the previous guy. Their constructions labeled 'White Wall' is a true example of minimalism.
 
2012-11-11 01:52:17 AM

Sudlow: Gyrfalcon

"Well, whether or not the residents had input is one thing. Painting over a mural because you think it is "satanic" is something else entirely. I note that in this case the residents are NOT complaining because the thing was ugly or that it doesn't meet standards; they are upset because it was "satanic" and that's not a valid reason to just up and paint over something."

The use of "satanic" is from a guy that was part of the group that put up the mural. None of the residents are quotes using that word


It is a crappy piece, really. I like snakes so that isn't a problem...I just don't like ugly snakes.
 
2012-11-11 01:52:58 AM

SearchN: FTA:

and now there are questions about whether the art met city requirements in the first place.

Angel Poventud wasn't surprised when he heard a group of community leaders from the Pittsburgh community painted over the mural on University Avenue.

"The fishes were satanic. The scales were satanic. You know, they just don't feel that it represents their community," he told Viteri

The Living Walls director showed Viteri the application signed by three city of Atlanta departments approving the work. The group didn't realize City Council needed to pass an ordinance authorizing the public art. Councilmembers Cleta Winslow and Joyce Sheperd said they're working to clarify the process after receiving dozens of calls from neighbors about the mural.


GDOT crews said they didn't issue a permit for the mural and will likely have to cover it up.


But hey, it has to be those fundie Christians right?

Not like a permit was not completed by the Councilmembers claiming the residents had no right to cover up something put up without permits.

Not like the quote about the satanic thing came from someone that seems to be into pushing as many buttons as he can or anything.

Yup. Christians.

/Not Christian.

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2012-11-11 01:55:37 AM

david_gaithersburg: SearchN: FTA:

and now there are questions about whether the art met city requirements in the first place.

Angel Poventud wasn't surprised when he heard a group of community leaders from the Pittsburgh community painted over the mural on University Avenue.

"The fishes were satanic. The scales were satanic. You know, they just don't feel that it represents their community," he told Viteri

The Living Walls director showed Viteri the application signed by three city of Atlanta departments approving the work. The group didn't realize City Council needed to pass an ordinance authorizing the public art. Councilmembers Cleta Winslow and Joyce Sheperd said they're working to clarify the process after receiving dozens of calls from neighbors about the mural.


GDOT crews said they didn't issue a permit for the mural and will likely have to cover it up.


But hey, it has to be those fundie Christians right?

Not like a permit was not completed by the Councilmembers claiming the residents had no right to cover up something put up without permits.

Not like the quote about the satanic thing came from someone that seems to be into pushing as many buttons as he can or anything.

Yup. Christians.

/Not Christian.
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Welcome to Fark, one of the largest dues paying hate groups in the US.


david_gaithersburg: SearchN: FTA:

and now there are questions about whether the art met city requirements in the first place.

Angel Poventud wasn't surprised when he heard a group of community leaders from the Pittsburgh community painted over the mural on University Avenue.

"The fishes were satanic. The scales were satanic. You know, they just don't feel that it represents their community," he told Viteri

The Living Walls director showed Viteri the application signed by three city of Atlanta departments approving the work. The group didn't realize City Council needed to pass an ordinance authorizing the public art. Councilmembers Cleta Winslow and Joyce Sheperd said they're working to clarify the process after receiving dozens of calls from neighbors about the mural.


GDOT crews said they didn't issue a permit for the mural and will likely have to cover it up.


But hey, it has to be those fundie Christians right?

Not like a permit was not completed by the Councilmembers claiming the residents had no right to cover up something put up without permits.

Not like the quote about the satanic thing came from someone that seems to be into pushing as many buttons as he can or anything.

Yup. Christians.

/Not Christian.
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Welcome to Fark, one of the largest dues paying hate groups in the US.


Thanks for the welcome, I had no idea!

And yes, I know. I have to give subby a +1 here. Hell of a trolltastic headline. Not only did he edit the quote, but he did so in a masterful way. Only reason I bothered to post.. The stupid, it burns.
 
2012-11-11 02:01:44 AM
 
2012-11-11 02:02:28 AM
Quick word puzzle:

things we is have this can't nice why
 
2012-11-11 02:04:12 AM
I don't like "The Scream." It's butt-ugly. So I am going to go to MOMA in NYC where it is currently on exhibit, pay extra to see it, and douse it in spray-can paint.
I don't like the Ny Times--it's way too liberal--and, just maybe, un-Godly. I will take a ball bat to their street boxes and spray Jesus Rules, OK? on their HQ.
I think disco music is Satanic. I have an idea--at a Major League Baseball game in Chicago we'll burn disco rekkids at second base and cause a riot that cancels the game.
To each, his own.
 
2012-11-11 02:04:28 AM

Zmog: Quick word puzzle:

things we is have this can't nice why


Knees are too sharp, would not hit?

I'm close, right?
 
2012-11-11 02:04:57 AM

coldf33t: I like snakes so that isn't a problem...I just don't like ugly snakes.


There's no snake in the mural.
 
2012-11-11 02:06:42 AM

dameron: coldf33t: I like snakes so that isn't a problem...I just don't like ugly snakes.

There's no snake in the mural.


Yes there is.
 
2012-11-11 02:07:26 AM

drongozone: I don't like "The Scream." It's butt-ugly. So I am going to go to MOMA in NYC where it is currently on exhibit, pay extra to see it, and douse it in spray-can paint.
I don't like the Ny Times--it's way too liberal--and, just maybe, un-Godly. I will take a ball bat to their street boxes and spray Jesus Rules, OK? on their HQ.
I think disco music is Satanic. I have an idea--at a Major League Baseball game in Chicago we'll burn disco rekkids at second base and cause a riot that cancels the game.
To each, his own.


So you would be ok with me painting anything I want on the sidewalk in front of your house? Your sidewalk is my canvas according to igoted bcomments like yours.
 
2012-11-11 02:09:05 AM

david_gaithersburg: drongozone: I don't like "The Scream." It's butt-ugly. So I am going to go to MOMA in NYC where it is currently on exhibit, pay extra to see it, and douse it in spray-can paint.
I don't like the Ny Times--it's way too liberal--and, just maybe, un-Godly. I will take a ball bat to their street boxes and spray Jesus Rules, OK? on their HQ.
I think disco music is Satanic. I have an idea--at a Major League Baseball game in Chicago we'll burn disco rekkids at second base and cause a riot that cancels the game.
To each, his own.

So you would be ok with me painting anything I want on the sidewalk in front of your house? Your sidewalk is my canvas according to igoted bcomments like yours.


Exactly.
 
2012-11-11 02:10:37 AM

coldf33t: Yes there is.


Yeah, I'm not seeing a snake. Mind pointing it out?
 
2012-11-11 02:10:56 AM
The best part of the above bigoted and ignorant comments, 90% of Farkers obviously have never been to Atlanta or know anything about its demographics.
 
SfK
2012-11-11 02:12:20 AM

GungFu: markie_farkie: Fish are satanic?

[files.abovetopsecret.com image 508x212]

Hmmm.


there is a fish that swims up your penis. That's pretty Satanic. Godly fish would never do such a thing.


mantiseye.com

'ahem... the dreaded CANDIRU! A naughty little fish with a penchant for swimming up a man's urethra to feed on the damaged tissue of the pitiful mass of flesh you once called your PENIS!'
 
2012-11-11 02:14:10 AM

Zmog: things we is have this can't nice why


A Ceca Tweeting Shin Hint Shivs Why
 
2012-11-11 02:15:34 AM

drongozone: I don't like "The Scream." It's butt-ugly. So I am going to go to MOMA in NYC where it is currently on exhibit, pay extra to see it, and douse it in spray-can paint.
I don't like the Ny Times--it's way too liberal--and, just maybe, un-Godly. I will take a ball bat to their street boxes and spray Jesus Rules, OK? on their HQ.
I think disco music is Satanic. I have an idea--at a Major League Baseball game in Chicago we'll burn disco rekkids at second base and cause a riot that cancels the game.
To each, his own.


Uggg. Going to have to vote yes on the disco thing.
 
2012-11-11 02:15:37 AM

david_gaithersburg: The best part of the above bigoted and ignorant comments, 90% of Farkers obviously have never been to Atlanta or know anything about its demographics.


I live in Atlanta and the freakshow mural is ugly (with its long snake tail that is an insult to snakes everywhere). Call me bigoted and ignorant...I've been called worse.
 
2012-11-11 02:19:12 AM

Sympathizes
 
2012-11-11 02:19:32 AM

SearchN: FTA:

and now there are questions about whether the art met city requirements in the first place.

Angel Poventud wasn't surprised when he heard a group of community leaders from the Pittsburgh community painted over the mural on University Avenue.

"The fishes were satanic. The scales were satanic. You know, they just don't feel that it represents their community," he told Viteri

The Living Walls director showed Viteri the application signed by three city of Atlanta departments approving the work. The group didn't realize City Council needed to pass an ordinance authorizing the public art. Councilmembers Cleta Winslow and Joyce Sheperd said they're working to clarify the process after receiving dozens of calls from neighbors about the mural.


GDOT crews said they didn't issue a permit for the mural and will likely have to cover it up.


But hey, it has to be those fundie Christians right?

Not like a permit was not completed by the Councilmembers claiming the residents had no right to cover up something put up without permits.

Not like the quote about the satanic thing came from someone that seems to be into pushing as many buttons as he can or anything.

Yup. Christians.

/Not Christian.



So, you're saying it was council members that marched down there and painted over it in the name of Jesus?
 
2012-11-11 02:20:20 AM

Preview is my friend...

i.imgur.com
Sympathizes
 
2012-11-11 02:23:15 AM

jasnotron: Actually the snakes on a pole is from the part of the Bible where God healed the Israelites by having them look at the snake on a pole that Moses was holding up. The snakes bit the people because of their unbelief.


That scene is from the Bible, yes, but medical symbols based on the Rod of Asclepius and, erroneously, the Caduceus.
 
2012-11-11 02:23:39 AM

phrawgh: God will reward them for this brave act. Just like what Nazi Germany did to the Jews, so liberal America is now doing to the evangelical Christians. It's no different. It is the same thing. It is happening all over again. It is the Democratic Congress, the liberal-based media and the homosexuals who want to destroy the Christians. Wholesale abuse and discrimination and the worst bigotry directed toward any group in America today. More terrible than anything suffered by any minority in history.


9/11
 
2012-11-11 02:29:00 AM
Buncha farking, pin-headed, mouth-breathing, knuckle-dragging, god-bothering, dumbshiat, cracker-croakers.
 
2012-11-11 02:30:46 AM

Chuck Ruffcorn: SearchN: FTA:

and now there are questions about whether the art met city requirements in the first place.

Angel Poventud wasn't surprised when he heard a group of community leaders from the Pittsburgh community painted over the mural on University Avenue.

"The fishes were satanic. The scales were satanic. You know, they just don't feel that it represents their community," he told Viteri

The Living Walls director showed Viteri the application signed by three city of Atlanta departments approving the work. The group didn't realize City Council needed to pass an ordinance authorizing the public art. Councilmembers Cleta Winslow and Joyce Sheperd said they're working to clarify the process after receiving dozens of calls from neighbors about the mural.


GDOT crews said they didn't issue a permit for the mural and will likely have to cover it up.


But hey, it has to be those fundie Christians right?

Not like a permit was not completed by the Councilmembers claiming the residents had no right to cover up something put up without permits.

Not like the quote about the satanic thing came from someone that seems to be into pushing as many buttons as he can or anything.

Yup. Christians.

/Not Christian.


So, you're saying it was council members that marched down there and painted over it in the name of Jesus?


No. But if you would like me to clarify it:

3 Council members (of what appears to be 16) agreed to have it put up. They did not complete the correct permits to get the sign off on it. At no point is a single person from the paint over group (who even mentions they were Christians in the first place?) interviewed, and the quotes that are attributed to 'satanic' imagery are being brought up by a supporter of the mural.

Does that clear it up for you?
 
2012-11-11 02:32:59 AM

SearchN: Chuck Ruffcorn: SearchN: FTA:

and now there are questions about whether the art met city requirements in the first place.

Angel Poventud wasn't surprised when he heard a group of community leaders from the Pittsburgh community painted over the mural on University Avenue.

"The fishes were satanic. The scales were satanic. You know, they just don't feel that it represents their community," he told Viteri

The Living Walls director showed Viteri the application signed by three city of Atlanta departments approving the work. The group didn't realize City Council needed to pass an ordinance authorizing the public art. Councilmembers Cleta Winslow and Joyce Sheperd said they're working to clarify the process after receiving dozens of calls from neighbors about the mural.


GDOT crews said they didn't issue a permit for the mural and will likely have to cover it up.


But hey, it has to be those fundie Christians right?

Not like a permit was not completed by the Councilmembers claiming the residents had no right to cover up something put up without permits.

Not like the quote about the satanic thing came from someone that seems to be into pushing as many buttons as he can or anything.

Yup. Christians.

/Not Christian.


So, you're saying it was council members that marched down there and painted over it in the name of Jesus?

No. But if you would like me to clarify it:

3 Council members (of what appears to be 16) agreed to have it put up. They did not complete the correct permits to get the sign off on it. At no point is a single person from the paint over group (who even mentions they were Christians in the first place?) interviewed, and the quotes that are attributed to 'satanic' imagery are being brought up by a supporter of the mural.

Does that clear it up for you?


Of course it doesn't. They must rant to have purpose.
 
2012-11-11 02:33:33 AM
For the Fark bigots and racists, demographics of neighborhood in question. Link:

Demographics (2000)[2]
• White/Other 2%
• Black 96%
• Asian 1%
• Hispanic 1%
 
2012-11-11 02:33:38 AM
The thing sucked donkey d**ks! It was drab, ugly and depressing.

However, no one had the right to paint it over. Satanic? No. Somewhat disturbing and depressing? Yes. The theme plus the colors actually pulled down the area. I would have put something a bit brighter and more cheerful there.

The fish appear to be Snakeheads. From what I can tell, there appears to be a human form there nearly skeletal in appearance. Over all, well rendered, but, IMO, depressing.

The Professional Artist, took his time, which is no doubt valuable, to create, probably for free, the mural. A better course would have been to start a dialogue with City Hall and the sponsors, to see if the artist could go back and cheer the thing up with some nicer colors.

I am impressed, though, with how the other neighbors responded by going out in force and carefully cleaning off the obscuring paint.
 
2012-11-11 02:35:20 AM
BTW Genesis never says what the snake in the garden is, or who. The first mention of the devil comes way way later. And he's not particularly much to worry about either, just deals in temptation. Can't actually make anyone do anything nor is the cause of all that is wrong in the world.
 
2012-11-11 02:37:16 AM
It's their farking neighborhood. If they don't like it, for whatever reason, they shouldn't have to live with it.

Oh, and by the way... The people who painted over it didn't say they did so because they thought it was satanic. Some person named Angel Poventud said that was their reason, but who the hell is Angel Poventud? No, seriously, who is Angel Poventud? The article quotes him but doesn't say anything about his relationship to the story.

Anyway. The painting is ugly. Who the hell is Living Walls to commission giant murals in other people's neighborhoods? I'll bet there are plenty of people in that neighborhood who could paint a really cool mural if they were asked to.

Living Walls sounds like a bunch of busybodies who think their taste is superior to everyone else's, and that they are doing everyone a favor if they commission ugly POS paintings in other people's neighborhoods without asking permission or seeking input.
 
2012-11-11 02:39:09 AM

Rik01: The thing sucked donkey d**ks! It was drab, ugly and depressing.

However, no one had the right to paint it over. Satanic? No. Somewhat disturbing and depressing? Yes. The theme plus the colors actually pulled down the area. I would have put something a bit brighter and more cheerful there.

The fish appear to be Snakeheads. From what I can tell, there appears to be a human form there nearly skeletal in appearance. Over all, well rendered, but, IMO, depressing.

The Professional Artist, took his time, which is no doubt valuable, to create, probably for free, the mural. A better course would have been to start a dialogue with City Hall and the sponsors, to see if the artist could go back and cheer the thing up with some nicer colors.

I am impressed, though, with how the other neighbors responded by going out in force and carefully cleaning off the obscuring paint.

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I'm willing to bet that the supporters don't live in the neighborhood.
 
2012-11-11 02:39:27 AM
thats a shame, i liked it. Then again, i dont live there.
 
2012-11-11 02:46:18 AM

Andulamb: It's their farking neighborhood. If they don't like it, for whatever reason, they shouldn't have to live with it.

Oh, and by the way... The people who painted over it didn't say they did so because they thought it was satanic. Some person named Angel Poventud said that was their reason, but who the hell is Angel Poventud? No, seriously, who is Angel Poventud? The article quotes him but doesn't say anything about his relationship to the story.

Anyway. The painting is ugly. Who the hell is Living Walls to commission giant murals in other people's neighborhoods? I'll bet there are plenty of people in that neighborhood who could paint a really cool mural if they were asked to.

Living Walls sounds like a bunch of busybodies who think their taste is superior to everyone else's, and that they are doing everyone a favor if they commission ugly POS paintings in other people's neighborhoods without asking permission or seeking input.



Google Angel Poventud, or feel free to look at the link I provided in my Boobies.
 
2012-11-11 02:48:00 AM

SearchN: Chuck Ruffcorn: SearchN: FTA:

and now there are questions about whether the art met city requirements in the first place.

Angel Poventud wasn't surprised when he heard a group of community leaders from the Pittsburgh community painted over the mural on University Avenue.

"The fishes were satanic. The scales were satanic. You know, they just don't feel that it represents their community," he told Viteri

The Living Walls director showed Viteri the application signed by three city of Atlanta departments approving the work. The group didn't realize City Council needed to pass an ordinance authorizing the public art. Councilmembers Cleta Winslow and Joyce Sheperd said they're working to clarify the process after receiving dozens of calls from neighbors about the mural.


GDOT crews said they didn't issue a permit for the mural and will likely have to cover it up.


But hey, it has to be those fundie Christians right?

Not like a permit was not completed by the Councilmembers claiming the residents had no right to cover up something put up without permits.

Not like the quote about the satanic thing came from someone that seems to be into pushing as many buttons as he can or anything.

Yup. Christians.

/Not Christian.


So, you're saying it was council members that marched down there and painted over it in the name of Jesus?

No. But if you would like me to clarify it:

3 Council members (of what appears to be 16) agreed to have it put up. They did not complete the correct permits to get the sign off on it. At no point is a single person from the paint over group (who even mentions they were Christians in the first place?) interviewed, and the quotes that are attributed to 'satanic' imagery are being brought up by a supporter of the mural.

Does that clear it up for you?


Yeah, man, I get all that, thanks. I have no doubt some kind of permit problem exists; "there's always something." But it sounds like Living Walls made a good faith effort to get approval. But why argue that anyway? If it's a permit problem you go to the law. That's not what we're talking about. We're not here because there's a permit issue; those are boring. We're here because a small group of extremists, painted over something they didn't like.
 
2012-11-11 02:51:44 AM

Chuck Ruffcorn:
Yeah, man, I get all that, thanks. I have no doubt some kind of permit problem exists; "there's always something." But it sounds like Living Walls made a good faith effort to get approval. But why argue that anyway? If it's a permit problem you go to the law. That's not what we're talking about. We're not here because there's a permit issue; those are boring. We're here because a small group of extremists, painted over something they didn't like.


Which small group of extremists would that be?

Angel Poventud wasn't surprised when he heard a group of community leaders from the Pittsburgh community painted over the mural on University Avenue.

Where does it say anything about a group of extremists? Not sure if I a missing it or not.
 
2012-11-11 02:52:44 AM
if anyone tries to defend the south in any way just point out to them that:
bible belt states lead the US in highschool drop outs, underage pregnancy, lowest insured, per capita highest welfare rates, and most obese. so we have fat, dumb, sick people milking the system and dying while they scream it's the liberals fault!
 
2012-11-11 02:56:02 AM

Great Janitor: So...if Snakes are satanic, what about Doctors who's emblem is a pole with two snakes wrapped around it?


That's a caduceus. the symbol of the Greek god Hermes, and it's use in medicine is incorrect. The actual, historical symbol has one snake and no wings. That's the Rod of Asclepius, the Greek god of medicine.

upload.wikimedia.org
 
2012-11-11 02:57:25 AM

markie_farkie: Fish are satanic?

[files.abovetopsecret.com image 508x212]

Hmmm.


That's the part that made me wonder? Guess they are to those refugees from Hee Haw?
 
2012-11-11 03:00:43 AM

Gordon Bennett: Great Janitor: So...if Snakes are satanic, what about Doctors who's emblem is a pole with two snakes wrapped around it?

That's a caduceus. the symbol of the Greek god Hermes, and it's use in medicine is incorrect. The actual, historical symbol has one snake and no wings. That's the Rod of Asclepius, the Greek god of medicine.

[upload.wikimedia.org image 192x192]


Personally, I prefer this one:

Some scholars have suggested that the symbol once represented a worm wrapped around a rod; parasitic worms such as the "guinea worm" (Dracunculus medinensis) were common in ancient times, and were extracted from beneath the skin by winding them slowly around a stick. Physicians may have advertised this common service by posting a sign depicting a worm on a rod.

But, that's just me.
 
2012-11-11 03:02:32 AM

SearchN: Chuck Ruffcorn:
Yeah, man, I get all that, thanks. I have no doubt some kind of permit problem exists; "there's always something." But it sounds like Living Walls made a good faith effort to get approval. But why argue that anyway? If it's a permit problem you go to the law. That's not what we're talking about. We're not here because there's a permit issue; those are boring. We're here because a small group of extremists, painted over something they didn't like.

Which small group of extremists would that be?

Angel Poventud wasn't surprised when he heard a group of community leaders from the Pittsburgh community painted over the mural on University Avenue.

Where does it say anything about a group of extremists? Not sure if I a missing it or not.



No, no. You got it. Unless that group of community leaders was sent by the city to enforce a permit violation and paint over the mural, what they did can be considered extreme. And, really how many people do you think we're talking about? A couple of prayer groups at most, right?
 
2012-11-11 03:02:35 AM

GungFu: markie_farkie: Fish are satanic?

[files.abovetopsecret.com image 508x212]

Hmmm.


there is a fish that swims up your penis. That's pretty Satanic. Godly boy fish would never do such a thing.

 
2012-11-11 03:03:41 AM
i45.tinypic.com 

"But, but, but the CHILDREN!!!"

Fark your children.
 
2012-11-11 03:04:26 AM
"Fish are satanic. Scales are satanic"

I'm pretty sure the Bible says only fishes with scales are a-okay. The fishes without scales are the ones to avoid.
 
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