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(KJRH Tulsa)   After three years in the making, Ten Commandments monument at Oklahoma state capitol finally unveiled. Unfortunately during that three year period, no one ever thought to run a spell check on it   (kjrh.com) divider line 321
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2012-11-17 02:32:28 AM

Oznog: [upload.wikimedia.org image 596x817][s3.amazonaws.com image 448x600]

Wow, almost an exact copy of the one set up in Texas capitol's courthouse in 1961, eventually creating the Van Orden v. Perry decision. Also it was supported by Cecil B. DeMille, director of the 1956 Ten Commandments movie.

But hey... they copied almost the entire grotesque thing, and yet STILL misspelled things?? And wouldn't this violate copyright rules? You probably couldn't get them to sign off on the rights because it'd be hard to find who holds the rights to the original artwork- then again, that makes it less likely someone's gonna pop out of the woodwork and sue you.


Is that gibberish "hebrew" on the top of the older version?

fakey phony fakey
 
2012-11-17 03:12:24 AM

simplicimus: AdolfOliverPanties: Isn't there something in the Ten Commandments about graven images?

I think that refers only to the competition, Baal and whoever else was being worshiped.


Baal? As in...Bocce?
 
2012-11-17 04:55:43 AM
It's actually 4 on the first and 6 on the second.

PS I read the Old Testament.

PPS Completely serious in case anyone thought I was being snarky.
 
2012-11-17 05:04:54 AM

unlikely: You know the people who wanted that thing there in the first place are the same ones who keep talking about how the want their state to succeed from the US and carry signs that say descent is the highest form of patriotic, right?

So I don't actually see this as a problem.


I'm totally with you, but it'd sure elevate your position if you spelled "secede" and "dissent" correctly.
 
2012-11-17 05:49:13 AM
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2012-11-17 07:28:46 AM

Optimus Primate: I have always wondered how one "simply fixes" a spelling or artistic error on a monument, anyone know? Seems like if you screw that up, it's a re-do.


www.burntlatke.com
 
2012-11-17 07:35:53 AM
1. I IS CEILING CAT
2. CEILING CAT COMS 1ST
3. DON' LISSEN TO BASEMENT CAT
4. DON' USE MY NAME TO DO EVELL
5. REMEMBER CATERDAY AND KEEP IT LAZY
6. DRIVE UR HOOMAN AZ CRAZY AZ POSSIBIL
7. DON' KILL. UNLESS HOOMAN MAKES YOU DRESS UP
8. DON' CHEAT N HUK UP WIT CRAZY KITTEH DOWN THE STREET
9. DON' LAI. UNLESS U HAS TO
10. DON' STEEL. JUS TAKE STUFF AN PUT IT BACK B4 THEY KNO
 
2012-11-17 08:40:29 AM

Mateorabi: simplicimus: AdolfOliverPanties: Isn't there something in the Ten Commandments about graven images?

I think that refers only to the competition, Baal and whoever else was being worshiped.

Baal? As in...Bocce?


"Do you speak Baal?"
"Of course I can, sir. It's like a second language to me..."
"Yeah, alright. Shut up."
"Shutting up, sir."
 
2012-11-17 11:12:40 AM
My spellchecker still does not recognize Obama

Like me
 
2012-11-17 11:16:05 AM

Chortle is the best word ever: It's actually 4 on the first and 6 on the second.

PS I read the Old Testament.

PPS Completely serious in case anyone thought I was being snarky.


Where do you find that?
 
2012-11-17 12:20:08 PM

html_007: basemetal: I was hoping to see this make Fark.

So when do we get our own tag??


We have our problems, but they are not Texas, Arizona or Florida level yet.
 
2012-11-17 12:38:19 PM

Medic Zero: unlikely: You know the people who wanted that thing there in the first place are the same ones who keep talking about how the want their state to succeed from the US and carry signs that say descent is the highest form of patriotic, right?

So I don't actually see this as a problem.

I'm totally with you, but it'd sure elevate your position if you spelled "secede" and "dissent" correctly.


AssAsInAssassin: unlikely: You know the people who wanted that thing there in the first place are the same ones who keep talking about how the want their state to succeed from the US and carry signs that say descent is the highest form of patriotic, right?

So I don't actually see this as a problem.

Normally I'd let this go, but you look like you could use some help.

It's "secede," not "succeed." "Succeed" means "do something correctly". "Secede" means to split away from one's country and form a new country."
It's "dissent," not "descent." "Descent" is a noun that means "the act of going down from a higher place." "Dissent" is a verb that means "disagree."

Your spelling is fine, but your vocabulary needs an upgrade.

/Not a language Nazi, but that was a bit much.


2.bp.blogspot.com

img159.imageshack.us 

You haven't been paying attention, morans.
 
2012-11-17 02:00:05 PM

unlikely: Medic Zero: unlikely: You know the people who wanted that thing there in the first place are the same ones who keep talking about how the want their state to succeed from the US and carry signs that say descent is the highest form of patriotic, right?

So I don't actually see this as a problem.

I'm totally with you, but it'd sure elevate your position if you spelled "secede" and "dissent" correctly.

AssAsInAssassin: unlikely: You know the people who wanted that thing there in the first place are the same ones who keep talking about how the want their state to succeed from the US and carry signs that say descent is the highest form of patriotic, right?

So I don't actually see this as a problem.

Normally I'd let this go, but you look like you could use some help.

It's "secede," not "succeed." "Succeed" means "do something correctly". "Secede" means to split away from one's country and form a new country."
It's "dissent," not "descent." "Descent" is a noun that means "the act of going down from a higher place." "Dissent" is a verb that means "disagree."

Your spelling is fine, but your vocabulary needs an upgrade.

/Not a language Nazi, but that was a bit much.

[2.bp.blogspot.com image 500x224]

[img159.imageshack.us image 263x428] 

You haven't been paying attention, morans.


Ah, the "Fark newbie detector" caught a couple of victims.
 
2012-11-17 02:02:28 PM

Bonzo_1116: Son of Thunder: The Larch: Son of Thunder: Yes, but that's because I make the effort to read up on what actual scholars say about religious texts, instead of just shooting my mouth off.

OK, smart guy. You are undoubtedly aware that the meaning of this text has been interpreted in many different ways by many different groups and many different times. Why don't you tell us why everyone else in the whole history has been doing it wrong, and how you're doing it right.

Really? Everyone else in all of history has interpreted that commandment as an absolute prohibition of all visual art? Citation needed.

Hardcore Jews and Muslims interpret it as a ban on *representational* art. So a picture or a portrait of a person is BAD BAD BAD, but calligraphy or pretty patterns are A-OK. Back in the day Turkish and Persian minature portraiture was consudered incredibly scandalous:

[persia.org image 850x510]

OMG you can see his face BLASPHEMER

but this is all good:
[farm7.static.flickr.com image 333x500]

I do believe the "art" of photography was a point of some controversy back in the day as it is capturing the handiwork of God Himself. So knuckledraggers still don't like it, thinking that a picture of a man can steal his soul, and only God is allowed to do that.


This is a very old Indo-European thing actually. The ornate knot-work that we associate with "Celtic" art these days was largely developed because of a cultural taboo about realistic representations of living things, much in the same way that the geometric patterns of the Muslim High middle ages were based of the Islamic prohibitions
 
2012-11-17 05:05:02 PM

FormlessOne: unlikely: Medic Zero: unlikely: You know the people who wanted that thing there in the first place are the same ones who keep talking about how the want their state to succeed from the US and carry signs that say descent is the highest form of patriotic, right?

So I don't actually see this as a problem.

I'm totally with you, but it'd sure elevate your position if you spelled "secede" and "dissent" correctly.

AssAsInAssassin: unlikely: You know the people who wanted that thing there in the first place are the same ones who keep talking about how the want their state to succeed from the US and carry signs that say descent is the highest form of patriotic, right?

So I don't actually see this as a problem.

Normally I'd let this go, but you look like you could use some help.

It's "secede," not "succeed." "Succeed" means "do something correctly". "Secede" means to split away from one's country and form a new country."
It's "dissent," not "descent." "Descent" is a noun that means "the act of going down from a higher place." "Dissent" is a verb that means "disagree."

Your spelling is fine, but your vocabulary needs an upgrade.

/Not a language Nazi, but that was a bit much.

[2.bp.blogspot.com image 500x224]

[img159.imageshack.us image 263x428] 

You haven't been paying attention, morans.

Ah, the "Fark newbie detector" caught a couple of victims.


Yeah yeah yeah. I made a mistake. Sorry if I don't spend every waking minute absorbing the arcane minutiae of this peculiar subculture. When I posted that I had already decided not to comment on several actual abuses of English. Since the examples given are so common, I didn't recognize the sarcasm.

SquiggsIN correctly guessed that I have Asperger's. Sometime I fail to see the implied meaning of online comments. I love irony, but I don't always see it in others' comments.

And, yes, I really have it. I was diagnosed by a psychologist and a neurologist before it became fashionable to "have" Asperger's.

So cut me some slack, OK? I generally do pretty well at compensating for it. You caught me at a moment when I let my guard down.
 
2012-11-17 07:41:16 PM

unlikely: Medic Zero: unlikely: You know the people who wanted that thing there in the first place are the same ones who keep talking about how the want their state to succeed from the US and carry signs that say descent is the highest form of patriotic, right?

So I don't actually see this as a problem.

I'm totally with you, but it'd sure elevate your position if you spelled "secede" and "dissent" correctly.

AssAsInAssassin: unlikely: You know the people who wanted that thing there in the first place are the same ones who keep talking about how the want their state to succeed from the US and carry signs that say descent is the highest form of patriotic, right?

So I don't actually see this as a problem.

Normally I'd let this go, but you look like you could use some help.

It's "secede," not "succeed." "Succeed" means "do something correctly". "Secede" means to split away from one's country and form a new country."
It's "dissent," not "descent." "Descent" is a noun that means "the act of going down from a higher place." "Dissent" is a verb that means "disagree."

Your spelling is fine, but your vocabulary needs an upgrade.

/Not a language Nazi, but that was a bit much.

[2.bp.blogspot.com image 500x224]

[img159.imageshack.us image 263x428] 

You haven't been paying attention, morans.


Excuse the hell out of me, it looks like I missed a meme! I'll redouble my efforts to keep up with everything on the intertubes!
 
2012-11-17 08:16:58 PM

Medic Zero: unlikely: Medic Zero: unlikely: You know the people who wanted that thing there in the first place are the same ones who keep talking about how the want their state to succeed from the US and carry signs that say descent is the highest form of patriotic, right?

So I don't actually see this as a problem.

I'm totally with you, but it'd sure elevate your position if you spelled "secede" and "dissent" correctly.

AssAsInAssassin: unlikely: You know the people who wanted that thing there in the first place are the same ones who keep talking about how the want their state to succeed from the US and carry signs that say descent is the highest form of patriotic, right?

So I don't actually see this as a problem.

Normally I'd let this go, but you look like you could use some help.

It's "secede," not "succeed." "Succeed" means "do something correctly". "Secede" means to split away from one's country and form a new country."
It's "dissent," not "descent." "Descent" is a noun that means "the act of going down from a higher place." "Dissent" is a verb that means "disagree."

Your spelling is fine, but your vocabulary needs an upgrade.

/Not a language Nazi, but that was a bit much.

[2.bp.blogspot.com image 500x224]

[img159.imageshack.us image 263x428] 

You haven't been paying attention, morans.

Excuse the hell out of me, it looks like I missed a meme! I'll redouble my efforts to keep up with everything on the intertubes!


That works, too.
 
2012-11-18 07:06:43 AM
Easy to fix? Does that mean the entire metaphor about 'not being written in stone' has been wrong all this time?
 
2012-11-18 03:05:44 PM

AssAsInAssassin: I didn't recognize the sarcasm.


Therein lies the rub. I was saying, in all seriousness, that the people who want the ten commandments on the lawn there are the very same people who make all these spelling and grammatical errors... and therefore this bit of spelling goofiness is par for the course and shouldn't matter to them at all. :-)
 
2012-11-19 07:03:13 PM

PsiChick: Indubitably: PsiChick: TheCharmerUnderMe: Somacandra: AdolfOliverPanties: Isn't there something in the Ten Commandments about graven images?
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Yup, that's the monument--with misspellings and all.

I'm sorry, but is that the All-seeing Eye in the pyramid above the eagle? What the hell is THAT doing on there?

The American flag and a nice shiny eagle are there. Clearly, this is a sabotage attempt by the lamestream media and those jackbooted Obama thugs to reinforce steryotypes oppressing the poor good ol' Christians by implanting the 'Christianity Is America!!!11!!eleventy!' symbolism in the minds of the people involved in working on this.

Please just stop.

Thank you.

...That was sarcasm.

/I need a font for that.
//But really, that stuff is only on there because, well, of the entire point of this--that these guys believe America is a Christian Nation(tm). Which is ridiculous, but oh, well.


Like I said before, darlin' (I have always loved your work, btw, and that hasn't changed, even if I don't agree with you on something), this is a hard venue. People don't seem to realize how much of a message is lost w/o the human in between the cybersender and cyberreceiver, making it real, no? Body language matters. Eyes matter. Sounds matter. Smells matter. Everything matters. Everything that is not here.

So, we work with what we have. We play with language (some of us--some of just are) all of the time on Fark, no?

I apologize for not understanding you better in the medium that seems to decry subtlety.

I bid you adieu, *bow*
 
2012-11-20 01:59:52 AM
as once as a scribe, I can only say.

Not like it's etched in stone.

/headline would make a great t-shirt
//if not so long
///and a t-shirt
 
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