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(Today)   Will there be a catastrophic balloon failure? Why is there no Pony balloon yet? Will Kareem Abdul-Jabbar drag a Walton and Lanier float up and down 6th Avenue for 48 minutes? It's the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade, 9 AM on NBC   (holidayblog.today.com) divider line 144
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2012-11-22 11:56:32 AM  
3 votes:

Shadow Blasko: Generation_D: We had Underdog, Tennessee Tuxedo and his Tales, and Rocky n Bullwinkle back to back to back.

Best after school evar.


Dangermouse
You Can't Do That On Television
Mr. Wizard

I counter thusly.


Batman: The Animated Series
Tiny Toons
Animaniacs

Or, the Disney block

Chip and Dale's Rescue Rangers
Tale Spin
Duck Tales
Darkwing Duck
2012-11-22 02:37:23 PM  
2 votes:

mat catastrophe: For the good of humanity, we need to end this parade.


Please, this is important! When helium escapes into the atmosphere (and being the 2nd-smallest atom, some always does), it goes straight to the top of the atmosphere where it escapes the earth's gravity!

There are a LOT of important uses for helium, from various scientific detectors, to the MRI machine at your local hospital.

The balloon industry claims it doesn't matter because they use "dirty"/"impure" helium; that doesn't change the fact that most of it still ends up lost, and that loss is permanent. In fact, it's so important, that we reclaim the helium, no matter how impure, using some incredibly expensive methods. I suggest watching this video on the subject by the chemistry prof with the best mad-scientist-hair ever, that includes a rare tour of the University of Nottingham's helium-recovery facility.

Besides, there are plenty of other ways to have a parade like that, if you want.
2012-11-22 12:30:44 PM  
2 votes:
Nobody I know remembers YCDTOT.


You don't know too many people then.

/child of the 80s

I also remember the ANIMATED Dungeons and Dragons cartoon of Saturday mornings.
It kicked ass, except for that annoying kid and his "Uni" pet.
I wanted both of them to be mauled by a troll or eaten by an orc.
2012-11-22 12:03:07 PM  
2 votes:

ransack.: Shadow Blasko: Generation_D: We had Underdog, Tennessee Tuxedo and his Tales, and Rocky n Bullwinkle back to back to back.

Best after school evar.


Dangermouse
You Can't Do That On Television
Mr. Wizard

I counter thusly.

Are you 28 years old? Nobody I know remembers YCDTOT. That's where "i don't know" sliming came from!

DON'T ENCOURAGE YOUR MOTHER!


I'm a month from 40.

I had the biggest crush on Moose.

My friends and I throw around lines you YCDTOTV all the time.

Locker jokes, "Blue Skies, barthy burgers GIRLS!" .. "Whaddya thinks IN the burgers?!"

Oh, and always with the opposite sketches.
2012-11-22 11:55:23 AM  
2 votes:
Bah, humbug. I want Trans-Siberian Orchestra.
2012-11-22 11:34:50 AM  
2 votes:
CSB:

I was a balloon handler for two consecutive years. There is ALWAYS a catastrophic balloon failure, but more of the time it happens during preparations and nobody ever sees it... the balloon just goes missing from the lineup.

I was on the Dexter's Lab team one year and one half of his rocket pack caught a tree branch, being ripped open. They decided it could still fly with the damage, but unfortunately that rip collected rainwater and would periodically dump its contents onto us when the thing got lopsided. Nothing like marching through the streets of New York in a sopping wet jumpsuit!
=Smidge=
2012-11-22 11:20:43 AM  
2 votes:
Where's my Perry, Jake The Dog, Pinkie Pie, and Stewie balloons?
2012-11-22 10:25:21 AM  
2 votes:

ModernPrimitive01: So Gibson brings us a rap float?Poor choice


Its the Roots though. They actually play their own music and don't sample other artists. I feel that is appropriate.
2012-11-22 09:49:49 AM  
2 votes:
i48.tinypic.com 

As always Pinkie could bring her own balloons.
2012-11-22 09:40:01 AM  
2 votes:

witchofthedogs: I hate musicals. Dear God, do I hate musicals.


My Fair Lady was watchable because of Audrey Hepburn and Rex Harrison.

Cannibal: The Musical is watchable because it was farking great.

That musical episode of Buffy was pretty good, too.
2012-11-22 09:17:47 AM  
2 votes:
i47.tinypic.com
Rarity is much too dignified to participate in such a vulgar display.
2012-11-22 09:12:29 AM  
2 votes:

Hand Banana: The Macy's parade only has old has old floats nobody gives a crap about anymore. Ok there are a few classics like Snoopy, but Sonic the Hedgehog? Welcome to the 1990s. Kung Fu Panda? Buzz Lightyear? What a crappy lineup.


parents get to explain to their kids 20th century animated character history, so thats something I guess.

So whats great is out on the west coast we don't get the parade live, it isn't on til 9 am local time. Even though the actual thing is ongoing right now. Kind of stupid but thats network TV for you.

I wonder how many more years network TV will enforce this kind of junk, when streaming media will end-around for those that want to watch live. Eff it we'll watch it live.
2012-11-22 03:02:25 PM  
1 votes:

pdkl95: Besides, there are plenty of other ways to have a parade like that, if you want.


"Due to the helium shortage, all balloons will now be played by Sally Struthers with multiple costume changes."
2012-11-22 02:52:37 PM  
1 votes:
I really liked it when the coverage was actually about the parade itself and not about preteen pop stars from Disney and Nickelodeon lip synching.
2012-11-22 02:16:37 PM  
1 votes:

Shadow Blasko: Remember mouserobics?


Now that I think about it I do remember some type of early morning exercise program on Disney. I looked it up and the one I remember was called Mousercise. I'm not sure if it was a different program or if they changed the name. I also just remembered watching Pinwheel, and who can forget Picture Pages? It's still stuck in my head after all these years.
2012-11-22 02:08:00 PM  
1 votes:
Oops mousercize

Used to do that every morning
2012-11-22 01:44:36 PM  
1 votes:

Hand Banana: illannoyin: [thecrimsoncrow.com image 500x349]

Also...

Bart - "maybe they should use some cartoons from the last 50 years"

Homer - "Son, this is a tradition. If they start building a balloon for every flash-in-the-pan cartoon character, you'll turn the parade into a farce!"

[i178.photobucket.com image 800x541]

That Bart balloon is terrifying.

FirstNationalBastard: Fiction Fan: Nobody I know remembers YCDTOT.


You don't know too many people then.

/child of the 80s



I didn't get Nickelodeon until late-1989. YCDTOT was still playing on Nick at that point.

When I was little we got a big C-Band satellite dish in the early 80s, back when you could get every channel in the world for free. Satcom 3 and Galaxy 1 had all the good channels like Nickelodeon, Disney (it was good once, I swear), and MTV before it sucked. I loved YCDTOT, and I'd wake up early every morning and watch Good Morning, Mickey and Donald Duck Presents.


By '89, some of the good channels were still on G1, but some had migrated to G3.

/Had a giant dish, too.
2012-11-22 01:41:47 PM  
1 votes:

illannoyin: [thecrimsoncrow.com image 500x349]

Also...

Bart - "maybe they should use some cartoons from the last 50 years"

Homer - "Son, this is a tradition. If they start building a balloon for every flash-in-the-pan cartoon character, you'll turn the parade into a farce!"

[i178.photobucket.com image 800x541]


That Bart balloon is terrifying.

FirstNationalBastard: Fiction Fan: Nobody I know remembers YCDTOT.


You don't know too many people then.

/child of the 80s



I didn't get Nickelodeon until late-1989. YCDTOT was still playing on Nick at that point.


When I was little we got a big C-Band satellite dish in the early 80s, back when you could get every channel in the world for free. Satcom 3 and Galaxy 1 had all the good channels like Nickelodeon, Disney (it was good once, I swear), and MTV before it sucked. I loved YCDTOT, and I'd wake up early every morning and watch Good Morning, Mickey and Donald Duck Presents.
2012-11-22 01:06:21 PM  
1 votes:

illannoyin: [thecrimsoncrow.com image 500x349]

Also...

Bart - "maybe they should use some cartoons from the last 50 years"

Homer - "Son, this is a tradition. If they start building a balloon for every flash-in-the-pan cartoon character, you'll turn the parade into a farce!"

[i178.photobucket.com image 800x541]


I'm sad it took 343 posts for someone to make this reference. 

BTW: NBC is replaying the parade after the Dog Show.
2012-11-22 12:53:36 PM  
1 votes:
Am I the only person in America who thinks this is the worst 4 hours of television all year?

Also, I wish they would use hydrogen instead of helium. Then I'd watch.
2012-11-22 12:46:56 PM  
1 votes:
media.tumblr.com
There was a Twilight Sparkle on the Hasbro float at the Toronto Santa Claus parade 2011.

F*CKING CANUKS! THEY GET EVERYTHING GOOD!!!
2012-11-22 12:40:11 PM  
1 votes:
redriverpak.files.wordpress.com
2012-11-22 12:33:31 PM  
1 votes:

Fiction Fan: Nobody I know remembers YCDTOT.


You don't know too many people then.

/child of the 80s



I didn't get Nickelodeon until late-1989. YCDTOT was still playing on Nick at that point.
2012-11-22 12:03:34 PM  
1 votes:

Shadow Blasko: Jim_Tressel's_O-Face: Bah, humbug. I want Trans-Siberian Orchestra.

Have you looked at their schedule page?

WTF?

I want those flyer miles!


There's actually two separate tours, east does midwest to northeast to Florida and west does the rest. The original artists split between the two tours and add other musicians to fill the two tours out.

\TSO tribute artist
\\Met them a few times, and our band's leader talks to Caffrey a lot
2012-11-22 12:02:07 PM  
1 votes:
images2.wikia.nocookie.net

And with that, I'm off to whip up a cheese dip before turkey 'n football. Happy Thanksgiving, Fark!
2012-11-22 12:01:12 PM  
1 votes:

Shadow Blasko: Generation_D: We had Underdog, Tennessee Tuxedo and his Tales, and Rocky n Bullwinkle back to back to back.

Best after school evar.


Dangermouse
You Can't Do That On Television
Mr. Wizard

I counter thusly.


Are you 28 years old? Nobody I know remembers YCDTOT. That's where "i don't know" sliming came from!

DON'T ENCOURAGE YOUR MOTHER!
2012-11-22 11:59:58 AM  
1 votes:

FirstNationalBastard: Shadow Blasko: Generation_D: We had Underdog, Tennessee Tuxedo and his Tales, and Rocky n Bullwinkle back to back to back.

Best after school evar.


Dangermouse
You Can't Do That On Television
Mr. Wizard

I counter thusly.

Batman: The Animated Series
Tiny Toons
Animaniacs

Or, the Disney block

Chip and Dale's Rescue Rangers
Tale Spin
Duck Tales
Darkwing Duck


G.I. Joe
Transformers

... and then I think it was syndicated sitcoms, but still.
2012-11-22 11:59:21 AM  
1 votes:

Jim_Tressel's_O-Face: Bah, humbug. I want Trans-Siberian Orchestra.


Amen! Preach the good Christmas music!!
2012-11-22 11:57:42 AM  
1 votes:

Jim_Tressel's_O-Face: Bah, humbug. I want Trans-Siberian Orchestra.


Have you looked at their schedule page?

WTF?

I want those flyer miles!
2012-11-22 11:57:33 AM  
1 votes:
Just popping in to say: Fark Mannheim Steamroller.

\TSO would literally burn them to a crisp given the chance
2012-11-22 11:56:06 AM  
1 votes:
Uh, that spongebob float is terrifying.
2012-11-22 11:55:23 AM  
1 votes:

Generation_D: We had Underdog, Tennessee Tuxedo and his Tales, and Rocky n Bullwinkle back to back to back.

Best after school evar.



Dangermouse
You Can't Do That On Television
Mr. Wizard

I counter thusly.
2012-11-22 11:53:21 AM  
1 votes:

FirstNationalBastard: ransack.: COMMENCE OBESE WOODWIND PLAYERS.

[assets.rollingstone.com image 306x259]


Now I'm verklempt again.
2012-11-22 11:52:27 AM  
1 votes:

ransack.: COMMENCE OBESE WOODWIND PLAYERS.


assets.rollingstone.com
2012-11-22 11:52:23 AM  
1 votes:

ransack.: chemrebel: Jim_Tressel's_O-Face: chemrebel: ransack.: Chumlee? Did you see that?

Heading over to VH1Classic after the parade's over for some Rocky and Bullwinkle goodness.

/unless the Pawn Stars team is on a float...?

I thought Tennessee Tuxedo was on Underdog.

Weren't they all done by the same people? My station always showed them back to back when I was little.

My station showed both only after Rocky & Bullwinkle


We had Underdog, Tennessee Tuxedo and his Tales, and Rocky n Bullwinkle back to back to back.

Best after school evar.
2012-11-22 11:51:42 AM  
1 votes:

FirstNationalBastard: Hey, juggy chick from iCarly.

She's wasted with so many layers on.

/she's legal now, damn it!


Imagine her as a Christmas present, just need to take off the wrapping...
2012-11-22 11:51:19 AM  
1 votes:
COMMENCE OBESE WOODWIND PLAYERS.
2012-11-22 11:50:53 AM  
1 votes:

ransack.: FirstNationalBastard: When you're shot through the heart by your ex-wife, you're definitely going to become spokesman for the Red Cross. You owe them for the blood.

Your wife shot you? And no, I probably won't owe them. My multiple Gallon Donor pins will attest to that.


And you're to blame.
2012-11-22 11:50:48 AM  
1 votes:
Hey, juggy chick from iCarly.

She's wasted with so many layers on.

/she's legal now, damn it!
2012-11-22 11:50:16 AM  
1 votes:
Underdog in the Thanksgiving Parade? Pepperridge Farms remembers.
2012-11-22 11:49:30 AM  
1 votes:
Are the people in red with the red rings around their necks portraying thrombosed hemorrhoids?
2012-11-22 11:49:02 AM  
1 votes:

chemrebel: Dude's got some serious Zack Morris hair going.


I think we found Matt Smith's little brother.
2012-11-22 11:48:16 AM  
1 votes:
Who the fark is this?

And what is this shiat? They said it was "Wish You Were Here", but I haven't heard a single word about trading heroes for ghosts or hot ashes for trees.
2012-11-22 11:48:04 AM  
1 votes:
So Bring It On has a musical? C'mon Manos The Musical!
2012-11-22 11:47:58 AM  
1 votes:
"So, so you think you can tell..."

Oh, not that Wish You Were Here.
2012-11-22 11:45:35 AM  
1 votes:

chemrebel: FirstNationalBastard: When you're shot through the heart by your ex-wife, you're definitely going to become spokesman for the Red Cross. You owe them for the blood.

Huh?


Trace Adkins: spokesman for Red Cross, was shot through the chest by his ex-wife in 1994.

In fact, with his history of injuries, he probably has his own account with the Red Cross. A portion of all blood donated is banked for Trace Adkins.
2012-11-22 11:44:36 AM  
1 votes:

Jim_Tressel's_O-Face: Times are tough for Big Boy, he's had to pick up a part-time job as a mall elf.


Gotta pay for that gastric bypass surgery somehow I guess...
2012-11-22 11:43:54 AM  
1 votes:
Times are tough for Big Boy, he's had to pick up a part-time job as a mall elf.
2012-11-22 11:43:16 AM  
1 votes:
That elf looks creepy, like he's looking through the windows of the buildings to see if someone's farking.
2012-11-22 11:42:55 AM  
1 votes:
Also the first performer this morning I've actually heard of.
2012-11-22 11:42:31 AM  
1 votes:
When you're shot through the heart by your ex-wife, you're definitely going to become spokesman for the Red Cross. You owe them for the blood.
2012-11-22 11:41:48 AM  
1 votes:
For a moment there, I thought Trace was in his Undertaker costume.
2012-11-22 11:39:44 AM  
1 votes:
Did they secretly bring Gilbert Gottfried back, or are they just re-using his voice?

The Oak Ridge Boys?

PLAY ELVIRA, DAMMIT! GIDDYUP, OOM PAPA MOW MOW!
2012-11-22 11:39:31 AM  
1 votes:

chemrebel: Jim_Tressel's_O-Face: chemrebel: ransack.: Chumlee? Did you see that?

Heading over to VH1Classic after the parade's over for some Rocky and Bullwinkle goodness.

/unless the Pawn Stars team is on a float...?

I thought Tennessee Tuxedo was on Underdog.

Weren't they all done by the same people? My station always showed them back to back when I was little.


My station showed both only after Rocky & Bullwinkle
2012-11-22 11:39:01 AM  
1 votes:

Generation_D: The Underdog balloon was retired in 1984.


:(
2012-11-22 11:37:15 AM  
1 votes:
Jesus, could the autotune be any more obvious?
2012-11-22 11:36:22 AM  
1 votes:
Tap-dancing for three miles. That sounds painful.
2012-11-22 11:34:43 AM  
1 votes:

Jim_Tressel's_O-Face: chemrebel: ransack.: Chumlee? Did you see that?

Heading over to VH1Classic after the parade's over for some Rocky and Bullwinkle goodness.

/unless the Pawn Stars team is on a float...?

I thought Tennessee Tuxedo was on Underdog.


Weren't they all done by the same people? My station always showed them back to back when I was little.
2012-11-22 11:33:34 AM  
1 votes:
... They took out the Underdog balloon, didn't they.
2012-11-22 11:32:34 AM  
1 votes:

chemrebel: ransack.: Chumlee? Did you see that?

Heading over to VH1Classic after the parade's over for some Rocky and Bullwinkle goodness.

/unless the Pawn Stars team is on a float...?


I thought Tennessee Tuxedo was on Underdog.
2012-11-22 11:32:33 AM  
1 votes:
"How the elves party after hours"?

Wait, they're going to show midget porn?

SWEET!
2012-11-22 11:29:58 AM  
1 votes:
Why has there never been a commercial where someone tried to poke the Pillsbury Doughboy with their penis?
2012-11-22 11:29:06 AM  
1 votes:
"I saw santa in his bathing suit"

So, Christmas songs are now about seeing Santa's wang in a banana hammock peeking out from beneath is belly that shakes like a bowlful of jelly, which also makes his scrotum flop up and down?
2012-11-22 11:27:55 AM  
1 votes:
Hey, Sandra Lee!

I'm surprised she can stand. Shouldn't she be about 3 bottles of Vodak into the Holiday?
2012-11-22 11:27:39 AM  
1 votes:
An hour and a half and we get our first Christmas song!

And I'd Colbie her Callait.
2012-11-22 11:27:37 AM  
1 votes:
So how much has Aunt Sandylee had to drink yet today?
2012-11-22 11:23:47 AM  
1 votes:
If someone told me, when Illadelph Halflife came out in 1997, that I would one day see The Roots performing on a float during Macy's Parade, I would have laughed in their face.

If they had told me they'd be on there with Jimmy Fallon I would have punched them.
2012-11-22 11:23:36 AM  
1 votes:

eddievercetti: Where's my Perry, Jake The Dog, Pinkie Pie, and Stewie balloons?


Where's Perry?
2012-11-22 11:21:57 AM  
1 votes:

Jim_Tressel's_O-Face: No Moondog? Fail.


Here you go

www.lethalwrestling.com
2012-11-22 11:21:05 AM  
1 votes:
You tell your old man to try and drag Walton, Lanier, and a float full of kids up and down 6th Avenue for 48 minutes...
2012-11-22 11:20:37 AM  
1 votes:
Kareem couldn't look more uncomfortable.
2012-11-22 11:20:01 AM  
1 votes:
No Moondog? Fail.
2012-11-22 11:17:09 AM  
1 votes:
Christian Laettner? What Dunder-Mifflin regional office did they dig him out of?
2012-11-22 11:16:53 AM  
1 votes:

ransack.: eddievercetti: ransack.: My DirecTV says McDonald's Thanksgiving Parade (2010) is on channel 307 WGN from 9:00am-12:00pm.

Your DirectTV is a time window, check if you can watch the Parade from 1992!

/Should I switch it to NBC? Can I stand Matt and what's her face this year?

DUDE IT WORKED! I YELLED AT THE REMOTE AND NOW THERE IS AN NINJA TURTLE AND SONIC THE HEDGEHOG BALLOONS.

IT IS UNDOUBTEDLY 1992 RIGHT NOW.


Really? Then why the fark am I shivering in the cold after bringing my family to this parade instead of still in bed nursing my hangover from thanksgiving eve?
2012-11-22 11:16:31 AM  
1 votes:
And now the Hannah Montana clones
2012-11-22 11:15:36 AM  
1 votes:
No talent kids, I'm switching to the NCIS marathon...
2012-11-22 11:15:18 AM  
1 votes:
It should always be Daylight Saving Time. fark standard time. Pretend it was a barely legal twink, and we were all Muppet handlers.
2012-11-22 11:13:15 AM  
1 votes:
HEY, KOOL-AID!

And WTF is Squeak with Chica?

Heh... Richard Good... Dick Good. Good Dick. Heh.
2012-11-22 11:12:36 AM  
1 votes:
OH YEAH!!
2012-11-22 11:12:33 AM  
1 votes:
OHHHHH YEAHHHHHH
2012-11-22 11:12:26 AM  
1 votes:
OH YEAH!!!
2012-11-22 11:02:10 AM  
1 votes:
I don't know about you guys, but seeing masked harlequins dancing to Lady Gaga really makes me feel the holiday spirit this year.
2012-11-22 11:00:49 AM  
1 votes:

FirstNationalBastard: Shadow Blasko: FlashHarry: oh, i'm sorry, i'm going to switch over to HGTV for a show on paint drying.

Ok Pinkie Pie

[i.imgur.com image 850x241]


There is some serious Flutterbiatch going on in that pic.
2012-11-22 11:00:26 AM  
1 votes:

spidermilk: I can not handle these St. Jude's commercials. I tear up every time I see one bah.


The American Airlines military ones are getting to me too.l
2012-11-22 10:55:35 AM  
1 votes:
Please be Alestorm, please be Alestorm, please be...

Whoopi. Well, at least that passed quickly.
2012-11-22 10:55:16 AM  
1 votes:

Shadow Blasko: FlashHarry: oh, i'm sorry, i'm going to switch over to HGTV for a show on paint drying.

Ok Pinkie Pie


i.imgur.com
2012-11-22 10:54:02 AM  
1 votes:
These children are TERRIBLE at lip-synching!
2012-11-22 10:48:43 AM  
1 votes:
Ok McBribe hijacked CBS again and NBC Parade is starting in a few here in the desert.
2012-11-22 10:47:47 AM  
1 votes:
Al Roker breathlessly describing the Ninja Turtles.

On the other hand, Ninja Turtles. And another band I've never heard of.
2012-11-22 10:46:33 AM  
1 votes:
Marching band with knee pads? This better be interesting. Why are they dressed as Judge Dredd?
2012-11-22 10:46:19 AM  
1 votes:

eddievercetti: So is The Wanted the British N Sync and One Direction the British Backstreet Boys?


Then who is the British 98 Degrees?
2012-11-22 10:46:18 AM  
1 votes:
This is godawful.
2012-11-22 10:45:59 AM  
1 votes:
The Judge Dredd Marching Band!
2012-11-22 10:45:19 AM  
1 votes:
All the balloon handlers are wearing pokeballs. what is this i don't even
2012-11-22 10:44:42 AM  
1 votes:
So we have Canadians and British kids singing in the Thanksgiving day parade? WTF?
2012-11-22 10:44:19 AM  
1 votes:
I think WTHR in Indianapolis is on a 1hr delay? Matt Lauer is commenting on the Power Rangers? The Wanted just started singing? Am I out of temporal sync with the rest of you guys?
2012-11-22 10:44:12 AM  
1 votes:
And when did the British clone the Backstreet Boys?
2012-11-22 10:44:09 AM  
1 votes:

CipollinaFan: geom_00: My My this Anakin Guy
Maybe Vader someday later...

I can't hear American Pie without that song popping in my head


Oddly enough, Don McLean has the same problem.
2012-11-22 10:43:02 AM  
1 votes:
DEAR GOD!!! MAKE IT STOP!! (Power Rangers)
2012-11-22 10:43:01 AM  
1 votes:
So when do we get to the holiday music?
2012-11-22 10:40:45 AM  
1 votes:
"boy band" used to be a derisive term in the late 20th/early 21st century, but apparently "the wanted" have no problem with that label.
2012-11-22 10:37:44 AM  
1 votes:
Now to imagine having had to haul ass for Sandy and then still march up for the parade?

Yes, I am thankful for having an awesome Coast Guard.
2012-11-22 10:36:24 AM  
1 votes:

geom_00: My My this Anakin Guy
Maybe Vader someday later...


Heeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee's a ghost
2012-11-22 10:34:48 AM  
1 votes:
oh god it is Don MacLean EJECT EJECT
2012-11-22 10:34:14 AM  
1 votes:
I'm out. It's be fun, but my father/stepmother are literally going give me HELL if I am late to dinner.

Happy Thanksgiving all!!
2012-11-22 10:33:51 AM  
1 votes:
There's Miss USA in a KFC bucket.
2012-11-22 10:31:03 AM  
1 votes:

GardenWeasel: BWAHAHAHAHAHAHA. NBC/Macy trolling Creationists?


One can ONLY hope.
2012-11-22 10:30:37 AM  
1 votes:
Everyone applaud the token Native Americans!
2012-11-22 10:30:36 AM  
1 votes:
Why is Pocahontas on a giant turtle?
2012-11-22 10:29:55 AM  
1 votes:
I'm pretty sure Native Americans remember this day fondly.

So disrespectful
2012-11-22 10:29:22 AM  
1 votes:
We gather here today to remember when you gave us corn and we gave you blankets.
2012-11-22 10:28:02 AM  
1 votes:

Ni!: Debeo Summa Credo: FirstNationalBastard: Ni!: Thanksgiving can officially suck my ass.

Thanksgiving sucks. That's why no one cares that it's being sub-leased to Christmas.

Why does thanksgiving suck? Two extra days off, food, booze, football, and no goddamned presents.

If it weren't for my wife and kids dragging me to this parade it'd be perfect.

Every year, EVERY FARKING YEAR, someone in this house is barfing their guts up or in the hospital or got the damn flu and last year we were all OK here but then my father-in-law died. I have pissed off some farking pumpkin or turkey god at some point and I'm so farking over this farking holiday. I'm drinking peppermint schnapps to get me into the Christmas farking spirit right now. Fark Thanksgiving.


DUDE PEPPERMINT SCHNAPPS IN COCOA IS THE BOMB AND CHRISTMAS IS THE BEST TIME OF YEAR AND I'M DRUNK
2012-11-22 10:26:47 AM  
1 votes:
Kotta Ket A Karmin
2012-11-22 10:22:15 AM  
1 votes:
I bet Captain America would get a kick out of seeing these guys and gals dance.
2012-11-22 10:20:29 AM  
1 votes:

eddievercetti: Elmo: "I WILL LIVE ON, YOU FARKERS!"


static2.businessinsider.com
2012-11-22 10:19:03 AM  
1 votes:

CipollinaFan: Elmo singing I am never going to quit.


It was either that or David Allan Coe's "Farkin' In The Butt".
2012-11-22 10:17:23 AM  
1 votes:
So do we go with 'SUCK IT MITT' or 'Hey kids Elmo's lipsynching!'
2012-11-22 10:13:20 AM  
1 votes:
Pikachu. God, I remember getting Blue when it first came out...I'm old.
2012-11-22 10:12:45 AM  
1 votes:

eddievercetti: I expect PSY any minute now. Plus, hot chick on CBS.


HEEEEEYY Turkey Ladies??
2012-11-22 10:11:52 AM  
1 votes:
So when does the Charlie Brown balloon get horsecollared by the Michael Strahan balloon?
2012-11-22 10:11:49 AM  
1 votes:
I expect PSY any minute now. Plus, hot chick on CBS.
2012-11-22 10:10:26 AM  
1 votes:
Carly Rae Jepsen is Canadian! She had her Thanksgiving last month!
2012-11-22 10:03:03 AM  
1 votes:
I didn't think you could make Jerry Lee any more pedestrian. Thanks, Chris Issak!
2012-11-22 09:56:37 AM  
1 votes:

Ni!: Debeo Summa Credo: FirstNationalBastard: Ni!: Thanksgiving can officially suck my ass.

Thanksgiving sucks. That's why no one cares that it's being sub-leased to Christmas.

Why does thanksgiving suck? Two extra days off, food, booze, football, and no goddamned presents.

If it weren't for my wife and kids dragging me to this parade it'd be perfect.

Every year, EVERY FARKING YEAR, someone in this house is barfing their guts up or in the hospital or got the damn flu and last year we were all OK here but then my father-in-law died. I have pissed off some farking pumpkin or turkey god at some point and I'm so farking over this farking holiday. I'm drinking peppermint schnapps to get me into the Christmas farking spirit right now. Fark Thanksgiving.


Okay, yeah I guess that'd do it. Although if you barf from the schnapps this year it wouldn't be fair to blame the turkey gods.
2012-11-22 09:55:38 AM  
1 votes:

JerseyTim: Oh fark, it's the Rockettes. Turn it off! TURN IT OFF!!


Like a light switch?
Ni!
2012-11-22 09:53:35 AM  
1 votes:

Debeo Summa Credo: FirstNationalBastard: Ni!: Thanksgiving can officially suck my ass.

Thanksgiving sucks. That's why no one cares that it's being sub-leased to Christmas.

Why does thanksgiving suck? Two extra days off, food, booze, football, and no goddamned presents.

If it weren't for my wife and kids dragging me to this parade it'd be perfect.


Every year, EVERY FARKING YEAR, someone in this house is barfing their guts up or in the hospital or got the damn flu and last year we were all OK here but then my father-in-law died. I have pissed off some farking pumpkin or turkey god at some point and I'm so farking over this farking holiday. I'm drinking peppermint schnapps to get me into the Christmas farking spirit right now. Fark Thanksgiving.
2012-11-22 09:53:07 AM  
1 votes:
From a Facebook status:

"After watching that performance of "Buddy the Elf" on the Macy's parade telecast, I now know I never want to watch the Broadway version of "Elf." Thanks, NBC!"
2012-11-22 09:46:47 AM  
1 votes:
Um.....so Bring it on The Musical is an actual thing?

/THIS is why we can't have nice things America!
2012-11-22 09:46:40 AM  
1 votes:

FirstNationalBastard: Ni!: Thanksgiving can officially suck my ass.

Thanksgiving sucks. That's why no one cares that it's being sub-leased to Christmas.


Why does thanksgiving suck? Two extra days off, food, booze, football, and no goddamned presents.

If it weren't for my wife and kids dragging me to this parade it'd be perfect.
2012-11-22 09:45:32 AM  
1 votes:

eddievercetti: Subby forgot to ask the question how much musicals we'll see?


Apparently, the Macy's parade has now been reduced to a walking tour of "Glee".
2012-11-22 09:34:12 AM  
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BronyMedic: Shadow Blasko: I spent a night at around 106.4 (temp at admission to ER) when I caught chicken pox while I already had the flu. I still wonder how many brain cells I fried that night.

Holy crap.

105 skin temp is pretty much the point where you start aggressive cooling measures, and finding the reason why you're hot enough to cook an egg. It's the point where the proteins in your brain begin to denature.

Were you an adult when you got the pox?


Yeah... It was the week I turned 19.

Apparently I have a pretty good survival instinct when I get overly sick. I was driving back from Toledo when the chicken pox incident happened, and instead of going to my apartment I drove past there and went to my moms. We don't have the best of relationships, but she used to be a paramedic, so I guess my brain said to go there, and I did. (I don't remember any of it) when my mom got home from work she could feel the heat coming off me when she walked in the room and carried me to the car and took me to the hospital.

The other was when I was 35 and managed to pick up a MRSA infection. I left work because I couldn't type anymore that day, and drove to the hospital (stupid to drive, but effective). I remember at some point during the drive that I needed to follow the signs for the "blue H" at the exit by my house.

According to the nurse, I parked my car under the Emergency exit and waited for someone to come and get me. When I started writing backwards on the admission form they took me upstairs. I woke up two days later.

105.8 on that one. Spent two weeks in the hospital, almost lost my a leg. They never did find out where I got the infection from. I felt fine that morning, and by 11AM I was zombie.
2012-11-22 09:31:54 AM  
1 votes:

witchofthedogs: This is not a parade... it's a variety show done in the street.


No kidding. I haven't watch the parade in years, but my wife wanted to this year.
 
Where are the balloons? Where are the floats? Where's the drunken Santa who can't figure out the bullwhip... oh wait, that was a movie, nevermind.
2012-11-22 09:30:59 AM  
1 votes:

witchofthedogs: Jesus Christ. This is not a parade... it's a variety show done in the street.

*sigh*


They do that to fill time until the parade actually makes it to Macy's.
2012-11-22 09:25:09 AM  
1 votes:

sevenbucks: I'm sitting, watching this with my little one now. It's already awesome and cringeworthy due to the many cheerleader fails. Someone forgot that that the big cheerleaders aren't the ones you throw in the air.

/ Waiting for Underdog


No, the big cheerleaders are the one you put on the base of the pyramid, and then you buy them a couple drinks and tell them they're the prettiest ones of all and that you really hate those twig girls at the top of the pyramid then you get to use them like they're a Muppet.
2012-11-22 09:24:33 AM  
1 votes:
Jesus Christ. This is not a parade... it's a variety show done in the street.

*sigh*
2012-11-22 09:19:09 AM  
1 votes:

Shadow Blasko: I spent a night at around 106.4 (temp at admission to ER) when I caught chicken pox while I already had the flu. I still wonder how many brain cells I fried that night.


Holy crap.

105 skin temp is pretty much the point where you start aggressive cooling measures, and finding the reason why you're hot enough to cook an egg. It's the point where the proteins in your brain begin to denature.

Were you an adult when you got the pox?
2012-11-22 09:15:06 AM  
1 votes:
I haven't watched this in years. This is godawful.
2012-11-22 09:11:29 AM  
1 votes:

BronyMedic: I know EXACTLY where you're coming from, actually. For me, it's adrenaline. I've told people it's like running on autopilot, and watching yourself from above.


Yeah... That's when I know I am actually at "time to do something" sick instead of just "a bit under the weather".

The cutoff for me seems to be around 102.2. Thats when I start feeling like I am just watching myself going through the motions (walking thru the part... [buffy fan]) as a passenger instead of being there.

I spent a night at around 106.4 (temp at admission to ER) when I caught chicken pox while I already had the flu. I still wonder how many brain cells I fried that night.

/All that got me was allergies. Never had them before that fever/chicken pox thing.
2012-11-22 08:41:47 AM  
1 votes:

Pick13: Went to Macy's Website to look at the lineup

What a crappy website that will slow your computer down to a crawl or either crash it


Did no one tell them we hated mandatory flash animation in 1999?

However, I see there's a Pillsbury Doughboy balloon. I've always liked that little farker.
2012-11-22 08:37:17 AM  
1 votes:

Earguy: I'm reading that Sesame Street's Elmo will be on a float this year, but not a giant balloon. I wonder how TV coverage will handle it.

-Announcers do not mention Elmo at all, anything we see on TV will be fleeting, in a wide shot, or accidental.
-"Loved by children around the world, Elmo is on the float, dancing with his friends" - Ignore the situation.
-A brief mention of the problems Kevin Clash has had, but in spite of that, Children's Television Workshop has vowed to carry on.

I doubt the third one would happen, But do we want to take bets?


I'd pay to see option 4... they have a young, metrosexual announcer who breaks down in tears, screaming "OH GOD, NOW I REMEMBER! HE KEPT SAYING 'ELMO LOVES YOU! HA HA HA HA HA HA HA! THAT TICKLES!" AS HE THRUST HIS THROBBING COCK IN MY VIRGIN ANUS! IT'S NOT A CHICKEN, IT'S A BAAAAYYYBBBBYYYYY! I REMEMBERRRRRR!', and they just cut to commercial.
2012-11-22 08:32:40 AM  
1 votes:

Ni!: tomo12144: I'm deployed and it's not on TV. Anyone got a source of a live stream?

Try here or here. :)


Any site that pops up this annoying dialog box...
s11.postimage.org
Deserves Zero traffic.

This needs a firefox extension..if anyone knows a way to thwart this, please let me know.
2012-11-22 08:17:01 AM  
1 votes:

BronyMedic: Wait, there's a pony balloon?


Only during the clone blowing up process.
2012-11-22 08:15:58 AM  
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Schroedinger's Glory Hole: Where the fark are you deployed


I'm in Antarctica. I'm hoping because it's on at 3AM local time there will be enough bandwidth. Everyone is asleep.
2012-11-22 08:07:12 AM  
1 votes:
Wait, there's a pony balloon?
 
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