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2012-11-22 07:34:59 AM
The bell ringer has now been fitted with large, flashing LED lights and a car alarm.
 
2012-11-22 07:43:42 AM

Ed Finnerty: The bell ringer has now been fitted with large, flashing LED lights and a car alarm.


And a truck backup alarm.
 
2012-11-22 08:30:56 AM

Barfmaker: Ed Finnerty: The bell ringer has now been fitted with large, flashing LED lights and a car alarm.

And a truck backup alarm.


A a gas powered leaf blower.
 
2012-11-22 08:31:56 AM
Oh sure, we can legislate bums off the street, but these pests can park themselves wherever they like?
 
2012-11-22 08:36:45 AM
Hyphenated name = Coont.
 
2012-11-22 08:37:42 AM
Jesus has declared martial law.
 
2012-11-22 08:39:36 AM

special20: Barfmaker: Ed Finnerty: The bell ringer has now been fitted with large, flashing LED lights and a car alarm.

And a truck backup alarm.

A a gas powered leaf blower.


And a coyote caught in a snare.
 
2012-11-22 08:40:00 AM

grumpyoldmann: Hyphenated name = Coont.


Agree, however some of these volunteers (of which I was one... once) really need to TONE IT THE FARK DOWN.
 
2012-11-22 08:43:26 AM

Yogimus: grumpyoldmann: Hyphenated name = Coont.

Agree, however some of these volunteers (of which I was one... once) really need to TONE IT THE FARK DOWN.


They are just following orders.
 
2012-11-22 08:43:49 AM
Here's a picture of the girl:

i.huffpost.com

Seriously though, those things would probably annoy me if I were around them all the time too. I still wouldn't complain about it, though.
 
2012-11-22 08:44:38 AM
Calling the cops seems a bit extreme... I don't call the cops generally.

Cops tend to cause more trouble than they solve when it comes to minor situations like this. They're useful for some situations, don't get me wrong, but this doesn't seem like one of them.

Oh... and I really don't those damn bells. I've always considered them offensive in the sense that the ringing is generally obnoxious. Assaulting my ears with incessant ringing is not the best way to inspire me to want to support their cause.
 
2012-11-22 08:44:46 AM

Tumunga: special20: Barfmaker: Ed Finnerty: The bell ringer has now been fitted with large, flashing LED lights and a car alarm.

And a truck backup alarm.

A a gas powered leaf blower.

And a coyote caught in a snare.


And Star Jones on meth.
 
2012-11-22 08:45:34 AM
Am I the only one that wonders where the HERO tag is ???
I love 'em... I give... but ENOUGH with the farking BELL already !
 
2012-11-22 08:46:36 AM

JohnnyC: Oh... and I really don't like those damn bells.


oops... left a word out. It's morning... *shrug*
 
2012-11-22 08:46:51 AM
Incidentally, I don't get the rage over the above picture. Sure, she made an offensive picture that disrespects our troops and posted it on Facebook. So how is that different from the rest of the farking Internet?
 
2012-11-22 08:48:46 AM

grumpyoldmann: Hyphenated name = Coont.


I'm trying to work out the logic for this, and all I can come up with is that someone with a hyphenated name touched you in your naughty place when you were a child.
 
2012-11-22 08:48:57 AM

Herr Morgenstern: Incidentally, I don't get the rage over the above picture. Sure, she made an offensive picture that disrespects our troops and posted it on Facebook. So how is that different from the rest of the farking Internet?


Over/under on whether or not she is a dependent/junior enlisted?
 
2012-11-22 08:49:15 AM

Herr Morgenstern: Incidentally, I don't get the rage over the above picture. Sure, she made an offensive picture that disrespects our troops and posted it on Facebook. So how is that different from the rest of the farking Internet?


Nobody likes a bad troll... she failed to make with the funny and only accomplished the annoying. Therefor she is a bad troll... which nobody likes. Well... someone probably does, but fark that guy. He's dumb too.
 
2012-11-22 08:50:19 AM
I was always under the impression that they would stop ringing the bell when they got a donation. You know, like as an incentive.
 
2012-11-22 08:51:18 AM

maddermaxx: grumpyoldmann: Hyphenated name = Coont.

I'm trying to work out the logic for this, and all I can come up with is that someone with a hyphenated name touched you in your naughty place when you were a child.


It's the break from the tradition to take the husband's family name. The hyphenated name means she added her family name to her husbands last name. It's possible she made her husband do the same thing. I don't mind the tradition... and neither does my wife, luckily. I just wish I could force my ex-wife to give up my family name.
 
2012-11-22 08:52:28 AM

JohnnyC: Herr Morgenstern: Incidentally, I don't get the rage over the above picture. Sure, she made an offensive picture that disrespects our troops and posted it on Facebook. So how is that different from the rest of the farking Internet?

Nobody likes a bad troll... she failed to make with the funny and only accomplished the annoying. Therefor she is a bad troll... which nobody likes. Well... someone probably does, but fark that guy. He's dumb too.


Eh, it looks like she's just making fun of the sign, rather than trying to insult the troops. Of course, I haven't seen any more of the story (if there is more to the story), but making fun of a sign is not the same as going up to the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier and doing the same thing directed at him.
 
2012-11-22 08:52:33 AM

JohnnyC: Herr Morgenstern: Incidentally, I don't get the rage over the above picture. Sure, she made an offensive picture that disrespects our troops and posted it on Facebook. So how is that different from the rest of the farking Internet?

Nobody likes a bad troll... she failed to make with the funny and only accomplished the annoying. Therefor she is a bad troll... which nobody likes. Well... someone probably does, but fark that guy. He's dumb too.


Dudes, that pic is awesome. Take the flack you get for it, but that's some grade-a juvenile shenanigans. And my grandfather fought in a war for her to have that right.
 
2012-11-22 08:53:49 AM
It's time for the Skeleton Army to show up and kick ass!
 
2012-11-22 08:53:51 AM
Wow, is that biatch a Grinch, or what??
 
2012-11-22 08:54:29 AM

JohnnyC: maddermaxx: grumpyoldmann: Hyphenated name = Coont.

I'm trying to work out the logic for this, and all I can come up with is that someone with a hyphenated name touched you in your naughty place when you were a child.

It's the break from the tradition to take the husband's family name. The hyphenated name means she added her family name to her husbands last name. It's possible she made her husband do the same thing. I don't mind the tradition... and neither does my wife, luckily. I just wish I could force my ex-wife to give up my family name.


Or she was born with that name.
 
2012-11-22 08:56:04 AM
I'm glad we're finally winning the war on Christmas.
 
2012-11-22 08:57:58 AM
The first one I've seen this season has done nothing to earn my money. Typically they stand just outside the doors to a grocery. This time, it's a little cold out, so he's now inside the first set of doors. fark that guy and fark that store for allowing it (even though they have a "No Soliciting" sign. It's ok as long as they are shaking people down for something they support, I guess.)
 
2012-11-22 08:59:06 AM
someone find out where she works.
 
2012-11-22 09:00:51 AM
I don't mind the Salvation Army bell ringers. They don't actively solicit donations; they're there, and you can donate if you want or not.

What I absolutely *hate* are those obnoxious kids sports teams that sit in front of the liquor store and aggressive and obnoxiously solicit for donations for their upcoming trip to Seattle for the year end tournament. I don't usually give handouts to people who genuinely need it; what makes you think I'm going to give them to a bunch of over-privileged white kids. If it were a homeless person soliciting for money to buy something to eat, people would call the cops. Yet when some lame sports team does it, it's somehow different.

"Parents": if you let your children actively solicit strangers for donations, you've failed miserably.
 
2012-11-22 09:03:13 AM

Herr Morgenstern: Incidentally, I don't get the rage over the above picture. Sure, she made an offensive picture that disrespects our troops and posted it on Facebook. So how is that different from the rest of the farking Internet?


I think the picture is hilarious is there anything more ridiculous than a sign telling you to have respect?
 
2012-11-22 09:09:06 AM

Hawnkee: Tumunga: special20: Barfmaker: Ed Finnerty: The bell ringer has now been fitted with large, flashing LED lights and a car alarm.

And a truck backup alarm.

A a gas powered leaf blower.

And a coyote caught in a snare.

And Star Jones on meth.


And a fog horn
 
2012-11-22 09:12:45 AM
I hear the Salvation Navy and Salvation Airforce have been asked to tone it down too
 
2012-11-22 09:14:27 AM
There needs to be a movement to rid America and all of its PTOs and City Councils, Rotary Clubs, etc. of C U Next Tuesdays. I have a sneaking suspicion that they're behind all of these commie practices. Such as; not smoking in bars, setting halloween on a weekend closest to halloween for their convenience, the assault weapons ban. This is 'Merica, dammit--but it's getting more and more ridiculous every year.
 
2012-11-22 09:15:46 AM

JohnnyC: Calling the cops seems a bit extreme... I don't call the cops generally.

Cops tend to cause more trouble than they solve when it comes to minor situations like this. They're useful for some situations, don't get me wrong, but this doesn't seem like one of them.

Oh... and I really don't those damn bells. I've always considered them offensive in the sense that the ringing is generally obnoxious. Assaulting my ears with incessant ringing is not the best way to inspire me to want to support their cause.


...neither is discriminating against gays and lesbians. fark the Salvation Army.
 
2012-11-22 09:16:33 AM

maddermaxx: JohnnyC: Herr Morgenstern: Incidentally, I don't get the rage over the above picture. Sure, she made an offensive picture that disrespects our troops and posted it on Facebook. So how is that different from the rest of the farking Internet?

Nobody likes a bad troll... she failed to make with the funny and only accomplished the annoying. Therefor she is a bad troll... which nobody likes. Well... someone probably does, but fark that guy. He's dumb too.

Eh, it looks like she's just making fun of the sign, rather than trying to insult the troops. Of course, I haven't seen any more of the story (if there is more to the story), but making fun of a sign is not the same as going up to the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier and doing the same thing directed at him.


The picture was taken at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier, since then she has been placed on unpaid leave at her job and there are people contacting her employer trying to get her fired.
She dun goofed posting that one on facebook.
 
2012-11-22 09:17:32 AM

Carth: maddermaxx: JohnnyC: Herr Morgenstern: Incidentally, I don't get the rage over the above picture. Sure, she made an offensive picture that disrespects our troops and posted it on Facebook. So how is that different from the rest of the farking Internet?

Nobody likes a bad troll... she failed to make with the funny and only accomplished the annoying. Therefor she is a bad troll... which nobody likes. Well... someone probably does, but fark that guy. He's dumb too.

Eh, it looks like she's just making fun of the sign, rather than trying to insult the troops. Of course, I haven't seen any more of the story (if there is more to the story), but making fun of a sign is not the same as going up to the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier and doing the same thing directed at him.

The picture was taken at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier, since then she has been placed on unpaid leave at her job and there are people contacting her employer trying to get her fired. She dun goofed posting that one on facebook.


Yes, but I'm saying she didn't make fun of the Unknown Soldier, she made fun of the sign.
 
2012-11-22 09:19:37 AM

JohnnyC: maddermaxx: grumpyoldmann: Hyphenated name = Coont.

I'm trying to work out the logic for this, and all I can come up with is that someone with a hyphenated name touched you in your naughty place when you were a child.

It's the break from the tradition to take the husband's family name. The hyphenated name means she added her family name to her husbands last name. It's possible she made her husband do the same thing. I don't mind the tradition... and neither does my wife, luckily. I just wish I could force my ex-wife to give up my family name.


It could just mean that she likes both her family name AND her husband's last name. It doesn't automatically mean she's a coont just because she won't let you exert control over every facet of her life.
 
2012-11-22 09:20:10 AM
I remember a story from a few years ago, where people had donated Harry Potter toys to Salvation Army, and the toys were thrown away. Something about "The Devil"...That annoyed me.
Not to mention the discrimination against the gay population.
I donate elsewhere.
 
2012-11-22 09:22:02 AM

No Time To Explain: Hawnkee: Tumunga: special20: Barfmaker: Ed Finnerty: The bell ringer has now been fitted with large, flashing LED lights and a car alarm.

And a truck backup alarm.

A a gas powered leaf blower.

And a coyote caught in a snare.

And Star Jones on meth.

And a fog horn


and a rape whistle powered by an air compressor
 
2012-11-22 09:27:49 AM
You guys know what is more annoying than those bells? Being in poverty and having to rely on the Salvation Army to survive. And unlike the bells you so despise, it is not something you only have to deal with for 15 seconds as you leave the store.

/work at a grocery store, hear them constantly this time of year, and they don't bother me one bit
//DNRTFA, but the lady should be charged criminally for making frivolous calls to 911
 
2012-11-22 09:27:56 AM
Ugh. Around here all we get are dumpy "Volunteers" in plastic vests half-assedly slinging their bell back and forth while they sit on their ass all day.

Where the hell have all the guys in Santa costumes gone!?

www.moxleycarmichael.com

I mean, at least make an effort...
 
2012-11-22 09:29:38 AM

Yogimus: grumpyoldmann: Hyphenated name = Coont.

Agree, however some of these volunteers (of which I was one... once) really need to TONE IT THE FARK DOWN.


Ditto to both.
 
2012-11-22 09:34:03 AM

diaphoresis: No Time To Explain: Hawnkee: Tumunga: special20: Barfmaker: Ed Finnerty: The bell ringer has now been fitted with large, flashing LED lights and a car alarm.

And a truck backup alarm.

A a gas powered leaf blower.

And a coyote caught in a snare.

And Star Jones on meth.

And a fog horn

and a rape whistle powered by an air compressor


And Fatty McGee after walking up a flight of stairs.
 
2012-11-22 09:35:06 AM

Electrify: You guys know what is more annoying than those bells? Being in poverty and having to rely on the Salvation Army to survive. And unlike the bells you so despise, it is not something you only have to deal with for 15 seconds as you leave the store.

/work at a grocery store, hear them constantly this time of year, and they don't bother me one bit
//DNRTFA, but the lady should be charged criminally for making frivolous calls to 911


They are an organization that discriminates against gays, and destroys toys they don't think agree with their religion principles instead of giving them to children. I have to believe my donations can go to a better organization than salvation army: if they don't ring annoying bells that is a bonus.
 
2012-11-22 09:36:18 AM

WhippingBoy: I don't mind the Salvation Army bell ringers. They don't actively solicit donations; they're there, and you can donate if you want or not.

What I absolutely *hate* are those obnoxious kids sports teams that sit in front of the liquor store and aggressive and obnoxiously solicit for donations for their upcoming trip to Seattle for the year end tournament. I don't usually give handouts to people who genuinely need it; what makes you think I'm going to give them to a bunch of over-privileged white kids. If it were a homeless person soliciting for money to buy something to [s]eat[/s] drink, people would call the cops. Yet when some lame sports team does it, it's somehow different.

"Parents": if you let your children actively solicit strangers for donations, you've failed miserably.



Sorry, but most homeless people are actually soliciting for alcohol money. Shelters(at least here) give them free meals. It's been proven panhandlers earn an average of $15/hour. So, even if they want a little dietary variety, they aren't going to need all day handouts for it.

Agree with you on sports teams though. Canadian tire supports kids sports for the underprivileged. Don;t see any incentive to finance teams otherwise, their parents should be paying for that.
 
2012-11-22 09:36:43 AM

maddermaxx: grumpyoldmann: Hyphenated name = Coont.

I'm trying to work out the logic for this, and all I can come up with is that someone with a hyphenated name touched you in your naughty place when you were a child.


In my experience, women with hyphenated last names tend to be biatches. No personal incidents, etc. , just after years of dealings with businesswomen, professors and attorneys with such last names, they tend to be insufferable in comparison to their counterparts with a single last name.
 
2012-11-22 09:37:59 AM

Carth: maddermaxx: JohnnyC: Herr Morgenstern: Incidentally, I don't get the rage over the above picture. Sure, she made an offensive picture that disrespects our troops and posted it on Facebook. So how is that different from the rest of the farking Internet?

Nobody likes a bad troll... she failed to make with the funny and only accomplished the annoying. Therefor she is a bad troll... which nobody likes. Well... someone probably does, but fark that guy. He's dumb too.

Eh, it looks like she's just making fun of the sign, rather than trying to insult the troops. Of course, I haven't seen any more of the story (if there is more to the story), but making fun of a sign is not the same as going up to the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier and doing the same thing directed at him.

The picture was taken at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier, since then she has been placed on unpaid leave at her job and there are people contacting her employer trying to get her fired. She dun goofed posting that one on facebook.


Here's hoping she isn't in a right to work state and can sue her employer for lost wages. I doubt she was actually yelling, and was simply being silly. Yes some might find it funnier than others, but one shouldn't be fired for making inappropriate jokes or comments on the internet. Otherwise, nobody on Fark would be able to hold a job.
 
2012-11-22 09:39:26 AM

maddermaxx: JohnnyC: Herr Morgenstern: Incidentally, I don't get the rage over the above picture. Sure, she made an offensive picture that disrespects our troops and posted it on Facebook. So how is that different from the rest of the farking Internet?

Nobody likes a bad troll... she failed to make with the funny and only accomplished the annoying. Therefor she is a bad troll... which nobody likes. Well... someone probably does, but fark that guy. He's dumb too.

Eh, it looks like she's just making fun of the sign, rather than trying to insult the troops. Of course, I haven't seen any more of the story (if there is more to the story), but making fun of a sign is not the same as going up to the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier and doing the same thing directed at him.


And even if it were, so what? He's dead and probably doesn't care. The people who run the ancestor worship industry might want a few words about how we should be using the freedom said soldier's sacrifice bought for us, and she'd probably be hastily excused from the grounds but after that, big deal. Her expression of a stupid opinion doesn't hurt me any. If anything I take the fact that I can stil hear these morons as proof that our civil rights still exist.
 
2012-11-22 09:41:01 AM
Hey quit it, I wasn't finished!

Unfortunately for this jerk, ringing a bell probably counts as speech in somebody's book. There are lots of reasons to want to shuffle on the salvation army representative, their doofy marketing method isn't one of them.
 
2012-11-22 09:41:16 AM

The My Little Pony Killer: It doesn't automatically mean she's a coont just because she won't let you exert control over every facet of her life.


Merry Hyperbole! MERRY Hyperbole to everyone!!
 
2012-11-22 09:44:54 AM
payload49.cargocollective.com
 
2012-11-22 09:46:08 AM

Electrify: Here's hoping she isn't in a right to work state and can sue her employer for lost wages. I doubt she was actually yelling, and was simply being silly. Yes some might find it funnier than others, but one shouldn't be fired for making inappropriate jokes or comments on the internet. Otherwise, nobody on Fark would be able to hold a job.


She was doing it on the job. So, yeah, they can fire her for it.

Pretty obvious that she was only fake yelling at the sign, as the next picture is not of an Army bayonet stuck up her ass.
 
2012-11-22 09:47:48 AM

maddermaxx: JohnnyC: maddermaxx: grumpyoldmann: Hyphenated name = Coont.

I'm trying to work out the logic for this, and all I can come up with is that someone with a hyphenated name touched you in your naughty place when you were a child.

It's the break from the tradition to take the husband's family name. The hyphenated name means she added her family name to her husbands last name. It's possible she made her husband do the same thing. I don't mind the tradition... and neither does my wife, luckily. I just wish I could force my ex-wife to give up my family name.

Or she was born with that name.


Maybe it's Maybelline
 
2012-11-22 09:49:24 AM

Electrify: Carth: maddermaxx: JohnnyC: Herr Morgenstern: Incidentally, I don't get the rage over the above picture. Sure, she made an offensive picture that disrespects our troops and posted it on Facebook. So how is that different from the rest of the farking Internet?

Nobody likes a bad troll... she failed to make with the funny and only accomplished the annoying. Therefor she is a bad troll... which nobody likes. Well... someone probably does, but fark that guy. He's dumb too.

Eh, it looks like she's just making fun of the sign, rather than trying to insult the troops. Of course, I haven't seen any more of the story (if there is more to the story), but making fun of a sign is not the same as going up to the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier and doing the same thing directed at him.

The picture was taken at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier, since then she has been placed on unpaid leave at her job and there are people contacting her employer trying to get her fired. She dun goofed posting that one on facebook.

Here's hoping she isn't in a right to work state and can sue her employer for lost wages. I doubt she was actually yelling, and was simply being silly. Yes some might find it funnier than others, but one shouldn't be fired for making inappropriate jokes or comments on the internet. Otherwise, nobody on Fark would be able to hold a job.


media.tumblr.com
 
2012-11-22 09:55:32 AM

Herr Morgenstern: Incidentally, I don't get the rage over the above picture. Sure, she made an offensive picture that disrespects our troops and posted it on Facebook. So how is that different from the rest of the farking Internet?


I don't get all the ZOMG OUTRAGE!!1!

We military types have a sense of humor...
 
2012-11-22 10:00:03 AM
Back on topic of the article -- the woman might be a coont -- but I have no problem with all the holiday beggars getting shut down or moved away.

It might be for "a good cause" but it's still annoying, and when you think about it pretty damn sad. "let's go set up shop when people go to buy things to guilt them into giving us cash".

Every time the holidays roll around there is no shortage of people trying to get their hand into MY pocket with some lame ass excuse being about children or baby jesus or some shiat.

For those people with a little more self control, self respect, and thought, christmas isn't about any of the shopping or toys or whatever. Just like religion people seem to love to get in your face about it with all the holiday cheer crap.

Bonus fail for all involved because they seem to think Christmas starts in November and ends Mid-January.
 
2012-11-22 10:02:20 AM

Carth: maddermaxx: JohnnyC: Herr Morgenstern: Incidentally, I don't get the rage over the above picture. Sure, she made an offensive picture that disrespects our troops and posted it on Facebook. So how is that different from the rest of the farking Internet?

Nobody likes a bad troll... she failed to make with the funny and only accomplished the annoying. Therefor she is a bad troll... which nobody likes. Well... someone probably does, but fark that guy. He's dumb too.

Eh, it looks like she's just making fun of the sign, rather than trying to insult the troops. Of course, I haven't seen any more of the story (if there is more to the story), but making fun of a sign is not the same as going up to the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier and doing the same thing directed at him.

The picture was taken at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier, since then she has been placed on unpaid leave at her job and there are people contacting her employer trying to get her fired. She dun goofed posting that one on facebook.


She got fired. No linky.

As long as the WBC can have their travelling show without repercussions, people should tone it down. She posted on FB what should be posted on Fark.

And the "speech has consequences" crowd should get on the case of hyphenated-coont to get her fired and lose her home. After all, those soldiers protected her freedom for a reason.
 
2012-11-22 10:08:58 AM

JohnnyC: maddermaxx: grumpyoldmann: Hyphenated name = Coont.

I'm trying to work out the logic for this, and all I can come up with is that someone with a hyphenated name touched you in your naughty place when you were a child.

It's the break from the tradition to take the husband's family name. The hyphenated name means she added her family name to her husbands last name. It's possible she made her husband do the same thing. I don't mind the tradition... and neither does my wife, luckily. I just wish I could force my ex-wife to give up my family name.


tradition? i have not seen hyphenated names going back multiple generations = tradition. quite the opposite. hyphenated names smack of pretentious doosh and pussy-whipped househusbands. into cuckold pron as well? it's tradition.
 
2012-11-22 10:12:02 AM

grumpyoldmann: Hyphenated name = Coont.


A tornado coont?
 
2012-11-22 10:12:48 AM

EZ Writer: Herr Morgenstern: Incidentally, I don't get the rage over the above picture. Sure, she made an offensive picture that disrespects our troops and posted it on Facebook. So how is that different from the rest of the farking Internet?

I don't get all the ZOMG OUTRAGE!!1!

We military types have a sense of humor...


You were not issued a sense of humor. Therefore, it is not appropriate to have one.
 
2012-11-22 10:13:15 AM

WhippingBoy: I don't mind the Salvation Army bell ringers. They don't actively solicit donations; they're there, and you can donate if you want or not.

What I absolutely *hate* are those obnoxious kids sports teams that sit in front of the liquor store and aggressive and obnoxiously solicit for donations for their upcoming trip to Seattle for the year end tournament. I don't usually give handouts to people who genuinely need it; what makes you think I'm going to give them to a bunch of over-privileged white kids. If it were a homeless person soliciting for money to buy something to eat, people would call the cops. Yet when some lame sports team does it, it's somehow different.

"Parents": if you let your children actively solicit strangers for donations, you've failed miserably.


This lady showed up to my office once and went around asking for donations for her son to get "modeling photos" or some crap. No one knew who she was or why she in our office. Talk about aggressive and obnoxious.
 
2012-11-22 10:19:18 AM
www.tornthreads.com
 
2012-11-22 10:23:46 AM

maddermaxx: grumpyoldmann: Hyphenated name = Coont.

I'm trying to work out the logic for this, and all I can come up with is that someone with a hyphenated name touched you in your naughty place when you were a child.


You sound hyphenated
 
2012-11-22 10:30:44 AM

HindiDiscoMonster: maddermaxx: grumpyoldmann: Hyphenated name = Coont.

I'm trying to work out the logic for this, and all I can come up with is that someone with a hyphenated name touched you in your naughty place when you were a child.

You sound hyphenated


No, not hyphenated, but you sound fat.
 
2012-11-22 10:31:52 AM
The mofo in front of my Kroger rings that damn bell constantly...couple that with Leafblower Season and it's all I can do to carry on.
 
2012-11-22 10:32:01 AM

KrispyKritter: JohnnyC: maddermaxx: grumpyoldmann: Hyphenated name = Coont.

I'm trying to work out the logic for this, and all I can come up with is that someone with a hyphenated name touched you in your naughty place when you were a child.

It's the break from the tradition to take the husband's family name. The hyphenated name means she added her family name to her husbands last name. It's possible she made her husband do the same thing. I don't mind the tradition... and neither does my wife, luckily. I just wish I could force my ex-wife to give up my family name.

tradition? i have not seen hyphenated names going back multiple generations = tradition. quite the opposite. hyphenated names smack of pretentious doosh and pussy-whipped househusbands. into cuckold pron as well? it's tradition.


Reread what I wrote. The tradition is to take the husband's family name... to hyphenate is to break from tradition. Moar coffee for you...
 
2012-11-22 11:27:40 AM

Electrify: You guys know what is more annoying than those bells? Being in poverty and having to rely on the Salvation Army to survive. And unlike the bells you so despise, it is not something you only have to deal with for 15 seconds as you leave the store.

/work at a grocery store, hear them constantly this time of year, and they don't bother me one bit
//DNRTFA, but the lady should be charged criminally for making frivolous calls to 911


If I had a choice I'd opt for the poverty rather than incessant bell ringing.
 
2012-11-22 11:54:39 AM

Electrify: You guys know what is more annoying than those bells? Being in poverty and having to rely on the Salvation Army to survive. And unlike the bells you so despise, it is not something you only have to deal with for 15 seconds as you leave the store.


The bells assault the farkers' sensitive little ears, and the SA holds some religious-type positions that they don't like. The poor can just starve. Remember what's important here, buddy.
 
2012-11-22 12:00:03 PM
s7.postimage.org

Disapproves
 
2012-11-22 12:04:19 PM

Carth: maddermaxx: JohnnyC: Herr Morgenstern: Incidentally, I don't get the rage over the above picture. Sure, she made an offensive picture that disrespects our troops and posted it on Facebook. So how is that different from the rest of the farking Internet?

Nobody likes a bad troll... she failed to make with the funny and only accomplished the annoying. Therefor she is a bad troll... which nobody likes. Well... someone probably does, but fark that guy. He's dumb too.

Eh, it looks like she's just making fun of the sign, rather than trying to insult the troops. Of course, I haven't seen any more of the story (if there is more to the story), but making fun of a sign is not the same as going up to the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier and doing the same thing directed at him.

The picture was taken at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier, since then she has been placed on unpaid leave at her job and there are people contacting her employer trying to get her fired. She dun goofed posting that one on facebook.


I may have missed a subsequent post, but per the Boston-area morning news today both the girl and the photographer (her supervisor) have been fired.
 
2012-11-22 12:24:19 PM

topcon: Here's a picture of the girl:

[i.huffpost.com image 570x427]

Seriously though, those things would probably annoy me if I were around them all the time too. I still wouldn't complain about it, though.


Looks like a picture of the bell ringers to me.
 
2012-11-22 12:24:53 PM

JohnnyC: It's the break from the tradition to take the husband's family name


Not merely a benign tradition - before women could own property, they were property. A married woman took her husband's name because legally, her identity subsumed into his. They were one person, him.

Some women don't particularly care to carry on this "tradition" of subordinating their personal identity to their husband's.

Shocking, I know.
 
2012-11-22 12:36:12 PM

YouSirAreAMaroon: Carth: maddermaxx: JohnnyC: Herr Morgenstern: Incidentally, I don't get the rage over the above picture. Sure, she made an offensive picture that disrespects our troops and posted it on Facebook. So how is that different from the rest of the farking Internet?

Nobody likes a bad troll... she failed to make with the funny and only accomplished the annoying. Therefor she is a bad troll... which nobody likes. Well... someone probably does, but fark that guy. He's dumb too.

Eh, it looks like she's just making fun of the sign, rather than trying to insult the troops. Of course, I haven't seen any more of the story (if there is more to the story), but making fun of a sign is not the same as going up to the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier and doing the same thing directed at him.

The picture was taken at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier, since then she has been placed on unpaid leave at her job and there are people contacting her employer trying to get her fired. She dun goofed posting that one on facebook.

I may have missed a subsequent post, but per the Boston-area morning news today both the girl and the photographer (her supervisor) have been fired.


You're right. Local media is already reporting she and her supervisor were fired or resigned. Looks like national media just hasn't caught up yet.
 
2012-11-22 12:43:30 PM

buttcat: diaphoresis: No Time To Explain: Hawnkee: Tumunga: special20: Barfmaker: Ed Finnerty: The bell ringer has now been fitted with large, flashing LED lights and a car alarm.

And a truck backup alarm.

A a gas powered leaf blower.

And a coyote caught in a snare.

And Star Jones on meth.

And a fog horn

and a rape whistle powered by an air compressor

And Fatty McGee after walking up a flight of stairs.


With a Vuvuzela...
 
2012-11-22 02:52:55 PM

Electrify: //DNRTFA, but the lady should be charged criminally for making frivolous calls to 911


She didn't call 911. Most, if not all, police stations have non-emergency regular numbers.
 
2012-11-22 02:59:34 PM
This is the most thorough threadjacking I've ever seen.
 
2012-11-22 03:27:28 PM
[CSB] A couple of years ago I took on a seasonal job at the mall (yes, kill me please...) and in the food court they had one of those kettles set up. The guy they had to watch it and ring the bells was mentally retarded (sorry, don't know the PC term of the day for that) and he put every ounce of strength he had into shaking those things. Not just a little jiggle of the wrist - he shook them with his entire body. Sometimes his feet would leave the floor he was so into shaking those bells. And he kept this up constantly, without a break or even pause, for about six hours a day, five days a week, for six weeks. Now this drove everyone who worked within earshot beyond insane, but I have to admire the guy's dedication. It was his job to shake those bells and goddammit he was gonna shake them 'til they broke. Not only that but the sheer amount of energy he expended doing it was nothing short of superhuman. If I'd spent even 20 minutes jumping, shaking, and bouncing around like that, they'd have to haul me off in an ambulance. Most impressive.[/CSB]
 
2012-11-22 04:06:46 PM
Those bell ringers are annoying as fark for the 30 seconds it takes to walk from your car into the store, I couldn't imagine listening to it all day.
 
2012-11-22 06:20:45 PM
It would be nice if they switched from clangy bells to jingly ones. I can put up with jingle-bells much longer than untuned handbells.

/Except in high school band where I had to play the jingle-bells during "Sleigh Ride" every year -- nothing but quarter-notes throughout the entire piece -- because the male percussionists got to have all the good parts.
//I'm bitter about my band years, can't you tell?
 
2012-11-22 06:29:06 PM

Strix occidentalis: It would be nice if they switched from clangy bells to jingly ones. I can put up with jingle-bells much longer than untuned handbells.

/Except in high school band where I had to play the jingle-bells during "Sleigh Ride" every year -- nothing but quarter-notes throughout the entire piece -- because the male percussionists got to have all the good parts.
//I'm bitter about my band years, can't you tell?


Hey, at least the dick was good. Be grateful, its thanksgiving.
 
2012-11-22 09:11:13 PM

tekmo: JohnnyC: It's the break from the tradition to take the husband's family name

Not merely a benign tradition - before women could own property, they were property. A married woman took her husband's name because legally, her identity subsumed into his. They were one person, him.

Some women don't particularly care to carry on this "tradition" of subordinating their personal identity to their husband's.

Shocking, I know.


I suppose if their husband or they think of it that way, and think it still carries the same meaning and connotation for her/them, I could see why panties would all be up in a bunch about it. We, meaning my wife and I, don't look at it that way. For us, it is quite benign. She was actually eager to take my last name. But hey... to each their own.

Maybe they can continue having daughters who carry on hyphenating last names until it's something like Jennifer Smith-Jones-Kuwaltski-Broker-Glover-Harrison-Flemming... because that would be stupidly hilarious.
 
2012-11-22 09:29:36 PM
JohnnyC:

So maintaining your manly identity is so terribly important your wife is "eager" to do so, but if a women takes pride in maintaining her own identity "she has her panties in a bunch" and is hilariously stupid.

Charming.

I'm sure the women who choose to hyphenate will just be crushed to learn that yet another misogynist disapproves. Crushed.
 
2012-11-22 10:45:00 PM
From Mr. Edgar Allan Poe:

Hear the sledges with the bells -
Silver bells!
What a world of merriment their melody foretells!
How they tinkle, tinkle, tinkle,
In the icy air of night!
While the stars that oversprinkle
All the heavens, seem to twinkle
With a crystalline delight;
Keeping time, time, time,
In a sort of Runic rhyme,
To the tintinnabulation that so musically wells
From the bells, bells, bells, bells,
Bells, bells, bells -
From the jingling and the tinkling of the bells.

Hear the mellow wedding bells -
Golden bells!
What a world of happiness their harmony foretells!
Through the balmy air of night
How they ring out their delight! -
From the molten - golden notes,
And all in tune,
What a liquid ditty floats
To the turtle - dove that listens, while she gloats
On the moon!
Oh, from out the sounding cells,
What a gush of euphony voluminously wells!
How it swells!
How it dwells
On the Future! - how it tells
Of the rapture that impels
To the swinging and the ringing
Of the bells, bells, bells -
Of the bells, bells, bells, bells,
Bells, bells, bells -
To the rhyming and the chiming of the bells!

Hear the loud alarum bells -
Brazen bells!
What a tale of terror, now, their turbulency tells!
In the startled ear of night
How they scream out their affright!
Too much horrified to speak,
They can only shriek, shriek,
Out of tune,
In a clamorous appealing to the mercy of the fire,
In a mad expostulation with the deaf and frantic fire,
Leaping higher, higher, higher,
With a desperate desire,
And a resolute endeavor
Now - now to sit, or never,
By the side of the pale - faced moon.
Oh, the bells, bells, bells!
What a tale their terror tells
Of Despair!
How they clang, and clash and roar!
What a horror they outpour
On the bosom of the palpitating air!
Yet the ear, it fully knows,
By the twanging,
And the clanging,
How the danger ebbs and flows;
Yet the ear distinctly tells,
In the jangling,
And the wrangling,
How the danger sinks and swells,
By the sinking or the swelling in the anger of the bells -
Of the bells -
Of the bells, bells, bells, bells,
Bells, bells, bells -
In the clamor and the clanging of the bells!

Hear the tolling of the bells -
Iron bells!
What a world of solemn thought their monody compels!
In the silence of the night,
How we shiver with affright
At the melancholy menace of their tone!
For every sound that floats
From the rust within their throats
Is a groan.
And the people - ah, the people -
They that dwell up in the steeple,
All alone,
And who, tolling, tolling, tolling,
In that muffled monotone,
Feel a glory in so rolling
On the human heart a stone -
They are neither man nor woman -
They are neither brute nor human -
They are Ghouls: -
And their king it is who tolls: -
And he rolls, rolls, rolls,
Rolls
A paean from the bells!
And his merry bosom swells
With the paean of the bells!
And he dances, and he yells;
Keeping time, time, time,
In a sort of Runic rhyme,
To the paean of the bells: -
Of the bells:
Keeping time, time, time
In a sort of Runic rhyme,
To the throbbing of the bells -
Of the bells, bells, bells: -
To the sobbing of the bells: -
Keeping time, time, time,
As he knells, knells, knells,
In a happy Runic rhyme,
To the rolling of the bells -
Of the bells, bells, bells -
To the tolling of the bells -
Of the bells, bells, bells, bells,
Bells, bells, bells, -
To the moaning and the groaning of the bells.


www.poemuseum.org

/Think of this one every time I see one of those red-suited cock-monglers.
//Tintinnabulation is one of my most favoritesty words
///If I was on a jury for someone who was on trial for killing a bell-ringer, he would walk
 
2012-11-23 02:10:46 AM

tekmo: JohnnyC:

So maintaining your manly identity is so terribly important your wife is "eager" to do so, but if a women takes pride in maintaining her own identity "she has her panties in a bunch" and is hilariously stupid.

Charming.

I'm sure the women who choose to hyphenate will just be crushed to learn that yet another misogynist disapproves. Crushed.


Oh hey... look... a feminist with an ax to grind tossing around terms like misogynist while completely misrepresenting what I said. Oh no, you're not cliche at all.
 
2012-11-23 02:25:17 AM
JohnnyC:

Oh hey...look...a misogynist who thinks he isn't.

Not a cliché at all.
 
2012-11-23 02:59:29 AM

tekmo: Oh hey...look...a misogynist who thinks he isn't.


Oh... you're one of those people...

*facepalm*

Seriously... you go waving that gun around taking wild shots at people, you're liable to shoot more friendlies than enemies (ill perceived or otherwise).

I didn't call anyone hilariously stupid... I said that a long string of hyphenated names would be stupidly hilarious. Your lack of a sense of humor is exceeded only by your poor reading comprehension.
 
2012-11-23 05:55:11 AM
This complaining coont? What's her libtard Fark handle? Only a Jebus hater would complain about a friggin' bell at Christmas.
 
2012-11-23 10:54:14 AM
JohnnyC:

Hey, I already understand that you don't get it. It's stupidly hilarious to belabor that point.

Ladies, JohnnyC would appreciate it if you would all get your panties out of a wad and appreciate the fact that he is your true feminist hero. 

On the other hand, JohnnyC, if you don't want to look like an internet misogynist, don't say misogynistic things on the internet and then get defensive when you get called out for it. Perhaps the gentlemanly thing to do would be to say, "Oh, I can see how that looked offensive. Sorry. That's really not what I meant. What I meant to say was, ____."

Or you could just continue to be an ass desperately defending your asinine statements.

Regardless, I'm done giving a shiat about anything you have to say on the topic. Have a super day.
 
2012-11-23 12:21:16 PM
@ accelerus Back on topic of the article -- the woman might be a coont -- but I have no problem with all the holiday beggars getting shut down or moved away............Every time the holidays roll around there is no shortage of people trying to get their hand into MY pocket with some lame ass excuse being about children or baby jesus or some shiat.


Hey dip shiat those beggars helped save my brother from an early death so shut the FARK up! Who are you Bob Hamilton-Parker, Sarah Hamilton-Parker's brother? Need to find out where you live and park the a whole farking troop of Salvation Army bell ringers outside and have them ring bells at 5 AM every morning. I hope you never need the Red Cross, or any of those other "beggars" when you are dire straits.
 
2012-11-23 01:11:08 PM

tekmo: Regardless, I'm done giving a shiat about anything you have to say on the topic.


Sure, whatever you say... Angry misandrist.

My wife was wondering if you're single and lonely. Every other angry misandrist we've ever met has been...
 
2012-11-23 04:13:25 PM

JohnnyC: My wife was wondering if you're single and lonely.


Thank your wife for her concern, and tell her I've had the same partner for nearly 15 years, and we're very happy, very committed to each other, and we have a lovely, funny, charming circle of family and friends.

Thus, I must not be one of your "angry misandrists."

And really, where the hell does that come from? I somehow hate all men because I called you out for saying something nasty and dismissive about women, which hurt your feelings and...since you're a man, I must be a misandrist? shiat, dude -- really?

Obviously, I've gotten under your skin, but I'm really, really done with you. Please quit badgering me with your weird psychological projections. Move on. Find something else to do today, ferfarksake.
 
2012-11-23 06:42:44 PM

tekmo: And really, where the hell does that come from? I somehow hate all men because I called you out for saying something nasty and dismissive about women, which hurt your feelings and...since you're a man, I must be a misandrist? shiat, dude -- really?


Actually I called you that to illustrate how ridiculous it was that you called me a misogynist, repeatedly. You misrepresented what I said, which was mostly a bit of cheeky humor, and then proceeded to go off on me. You were literally believing your own rhetoric. Projecting upon me whatever insecurities you obviously have since you're so keen to call someone a misogynist for merely pointing out that a mile long list of hyphenated names would be hilarious and that neither my wife, nor I give a shiat about what taking a husband's last name means to other people.

I bet you do that a lot; lash out at men who dare say anything you can possibly misconstrue. So while I did stoop to your low in calling you a misandrist in turn, however... I didn't have to twist your words to get that impression. Your reaction and subsequent attack upon me and my character was demonstration enough of how you treat others and clearly biased. Very biased.

Maybe you ought to try pulling the log from your own eye before you start trying to find one in anyone else's eye. A couple times I called upon you to calm yourself down and to temper yourself, but you doubled down instead. Maybe it's the internet thing... where you feel like you can say anything to anyone because of the anonymity? Who knows... all I know is you freaked the hell out over effectively nothing and I think the motivation behind it is more than plainly obvious.
 
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