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2013-02-04 06:40:31 AM  
FTFA: "It seems fitting that Pret A Manger are planning to give any unsold crisps to the homeless."

Ahh, the homeless. Society's "Mikey".
 
2013-02-04 07:31:39 AM  
Blessed Mary Extra Virgin
 
2013-02-04 07:36:37 AM  
You know what's offensive? Worshipping Jesus' mother as if she were anyone special. It's offensive that anyone would pray to Mary or ask for her intercession.

It is completely against what the Bible says.
 
2013-02-04 07:36:45 AM  
Jesus H. farking Christ, those people should lighten up.
 
2013-02-04 07:40:56 AM  
How about a line of tampons? Would that be cool?
 
2013-02-04 07:41:44 AM  
What amazes me is these people's ability to stay butthurt EVEN AFTER it's explained that "Virgin Mary" was a reference to the non-alcoholic drink, not their religious icon.

"We've been passive for too long in the face of mockery of our faith and discrimination against us as Catholics."

Poor baby. What are you going to go after next, the month of August because to you it's clearly a reference to St. Augustine?
 
2013-02-04 07:43:46 AM  

Ed Finnerty: FTFA: "It seems fitting that Pret A Manger are planning to give any unsold crisps to the homeless."

Ahh, the homeless. Society's "Mikey".




They've had worse...

25.media.tumblr.com

Also, there's only one crisp that is truly heavenly...

encrypted-tbn0.gstatic.com

/Holy motherfarker those things are good!
//Bring them to the sates NOW!!!
 
2013-02-04 07:44:14 AM  
skepticsannotatedbible.com
 
2013-02-04 07:46:17 AM  
If only they reacted as strongly when their Church aids and abets pedophilia.
 
2013-02-04 07:52:58 AM  
"We will be donating the unsold crisps to homeless charities that we support across the country."

In Great Britain, even the charities are homeless.
 
2013-02-04 07:53:11 AM  
crisps?
 
2013-02-04 07:53:51 AM  
So they make a lying cheating biatch brand of chips now?

/smoking section, window seat please.
 
2013-02-04 07:55:48 AM  
The firm, with about 350 shops in the UK, launched the spicy tomato crisps - based on the non-alcoholic version of a Bloody Mary cocktail - last week.

Correct me if I'm wrong, but isn't a non alcoholic Bloody Mary called a Bloody Barbara?

http://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bloody _Mary_(cocktail)#section_4
 
2013-02-04 07:56:20 AM  
Crisp snob thread anyone?
 
2013-02-04 08:01:57 AM  

illannoyin: Ed Finnerty: FTFA: "It seems fitting that Pret A Manger are planning to give any unsold crisps to the homeless."

Ahh, the homeless. Society's "Mikey".

They've had worse...

[25.media.tumblr.com image 230x264]

Also, there's only one crisp that is truly heavenly...

[encrypted-tbn0.gstatic.com image 225x225]

/Holy motherfarker those things are good!
//Bring them to the sates NOW!!!


they already are.  just go to your local british store.  or check online
 
2013-02-04 08:02:43 AM  

generallyso: If only they reacted as strongly when their Church aids and abets pedophilia.


I was just thinking that...
 
2013-02-04 08:04:20 AM  
Couldn't you just insert "bloody" ... "virgin bloody Mary"?
 
2013-02-04 08:05:21 AM  

Tunney: Crisp snob thread anyone?


Wait, does that mean french fries or potato chips?  Or was that biscuits?  No wait, biscuits means cookies, right?  Damn, see, that's the problem with you foreign english speakers.
 
2013-02-04 08:07:32 AM  

AverageAmericanGuy: You know what's offensive? Worshipping Jesus' mother as if she were anyone special. It's offensive that anyone would pray to Mary or ask for her intercession.

It is completely against what the Bible says.


i.imgur.com

An argument over the "correct" interpretation of the bible is like an argument over whether the Earth is 6,000 or 12,000 years old.

Also, are crisps chips or crackers?
 
2013-02-04 08:09:20 AM  

Babwa Wawa: AverageAmericanGuy: You know what's offensive? Worshipping Jesus' mother as if she were anyone special. It's offensive that anyone would pray to Mary or ask for her intercession.

It is completely against what the Bible says.

[i.imgur.com image 299x223]

An argument over the "correct" interpretation of the bible is like an argument over whether the Earth is 6,000 or 12,000 years old.

Also, are crisps chips or crackers?


Aren't crisps cinnamon-coated, deep fried flour tortillas? I love that stuff!
 
2013-02-04 08:12:27 AM  

Tunney: Crisp snob thread anyone?


Just recently discovered there  ....

images.selfridges.com

 .. and I'm addicted
 
2013-02-04 08:13:50 AM  
Nice. Preview image just fine, submit and the damn thing gets squashed.

/never you mind the spelling
 
2013-02-04 08:18:48 AM  
Every time I visit friends in the USA, I ask if they want me to bring them anything.

The answer is usually a short list, but it ALWAYS includes this:


2.bp.blogspot.com

/could eat an entire bag of them right now.
 
2013-02-04 08:22:27 AM  

GetaLife: Tunney: Crisp snob thread anyone?

Just recently discovered there  ....

[images.selfridges.com image 440x440]

 .. and I'm addicted


Ah, so that's where all the bar towels went.
 
2013-02-04 08:38:43 AM  
"It didn't take many complaints," he said. "It's the strength of feeling that's behind them that's important."
commented the manager as he swept up the remains of the plate glass window.
 
2013-02-04 08:54:28 AM  
Yeah, I'm sure the store had NO IDEA this would offend anyone. Just imagine their surprise. At all the free publicity.

/farking hipster hucksters.
 
2013-02-04 08:56:06 AM  

THX 1138: Every time I visit friends in the USA, I ask if they want me to bring them anything.

The answer is usually a short list, but it ALWAYS includes this:


[2.bp.blogspot.com image 298x298]

/could eat an entire bag of them right now.


easily available in Canada

/a lot closer
 
2013-02-04 09:11:47 AM  

SpdrJay: How about a line of tampons? Would that be cool?


Home DNA tests.
 
2013-02-04 09:22:47 AM  
Jesus christ on a cracker crisp
 
2013-02-04 09:30:17 AM  
jedikinkoid:

Poor baby. What are you going to go after next, the month of August because to you it's clearly a reference to St. Augustine?

No it's not: it's named after Gaius Julius Caesar Octavianus a.k.a. Augustus.

But there's always St. Augustine, FL. Fancy renaming a whole town to soothe ruffled Papists.

By the way, September means "SEVENTH month" -- it's from the old Roman calendar. And October is 8th, November is 9th, and December means 10th. You'd think somebody would have fixed that in the past 2100 years.
 
2013-02-04 09:36:30 AM  
Dead for Tax Reasons:

Jesus christ on a cracker crisp

ITYM "savory biscuit." (Definition 1.)
 
2013-02-04 09:41:08 AM  

thorthor: Jesus H. farking Christ, those people should lighten up.


Yeah, I know. Christ, what assholes.
 
2013-02-04 09:41:18 AM  

AverageAmericanGuy: You know what's offensive? Worshipping Jesus' mother as if she were anyone special. It's offensive that anyone would pray to Mary or ask for her intercession.

It is completely against what the Bible says.


You're assuming Catholics actually care what the Bible says about anything.
 
2013-02-04 09:54:25 AM  
Man I'd make a terrible religious person. I just can't seem to get all butthurt about stupid, inconsequential shiat.
 
2013-02-04 09:55:59 AM  

ThrobblefootSpectre: Tunney: Crisp snob thread anyone?

Wait, does that mean french fries or potato chips?  Or was that biscuits?  No wait, biscuits means cookies, right?  Damn, see, that's the problem with you foreign english speakers.


British English is just different, not inferior.  We North American speakers judge and make fun, but the Brits do the same thing.
 
2013-02-04 10:06:09 AM  

generallyso: If only they reacted as strongly when their Church aids and abets pedophilia.


Exactly.  "protect the pope?"  From what?  Rational thought?
 
2013-02-04 10:21:47 AM  

Xenomech: AverageAmericanGuy: You know what's offensive? Worshipping Jesus' mother as if she were anyone special. It's offensive that anyone would pray to Mary or ask for her intercession.

It is completely against what the Bible says.

You're assuming Catholics actually care what the Bible says about anything.


I don't care either.  Can I get an application?
 
2013-02-04 10:24:09 AM  

Inflatable Rhetoric: generallyso: If only they reacted as strongly when their Church aids and abets pedophilia.

Exactly.  "protect the pope?"  From what?  Rational thought?


He's been protected from rational thought his whole life. How do you think they are able to become Popes in the first place?
 
2013-02-04 10:24:23 AM  

Old enough to know better: Man I'd make a terrible religious person. I just can't seem to get all butthurt about stupid, inconsequential shiat.


Actually, that means you'd make an excellent religious person.
 
2013-02-04 10:46:59 AM  

Son of Thunder: The firm, with about 350 shops in the UK, launched the spicy tomato crisps - based on the non-alcoholic version of a Bloody Mary cocktail - last week.

Correct me if I'm wrong, but isn't a non alcoholic Bloody Mary called a Bloody Barbara?

http://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bloody _Mary_(cocktail)#section_4


Not in civilized countries. And why would you put the word "bloody" on a SNACK? That's messed up.
 
2013-02-04 11:29:10 AM  

abhorrent1: crisps?


British English for "potato chips."

Also, "chips" is British English for "french fries."

It's all very confusing, I know.

/Whatever you do, don't ask for a "biscuit."
 
2013-02-04 01:45:27 PM  
I know! Wouldn't it be ridiculous if people pretended they were eating Jesus when really they were just eating a cracker?
 
2013-02-04 03:08:57 PM  

FatherChaos: ThrobblefootSpectre: Tunney: Crisp snob thread anyone?

Wait, does that mean french fries or potato chips?  Or was that biscuits?  No wait, biscuits means cookies, right?  Damn, see, that's the problem with you foreign english speakers.

British English is just different, not inferior.  We North American speakers judge and make fun, but the Brits do the same thing.


Relax.  My post was entirely just good natured humor.  Obviously complaining that the English don't speak proper English is tongue in cheek.  I have a British boss, and the mutual chiding can be quite amusing.  My favorite was the Revocation of Independence.  Especially the bit about how when we start learning "proper" football we should initially play with the girls, and how shouldn't call something the "World Series" when we are the only country that participates.  lol.
 
2013-02-04 03:18:36 PM  
This is ok, right?

reliableh2o.webs.com
 
2013-02-04 07:06:23 PM  
Who are Maria cookies named after?

As I have mentioned many times, Communion Wafers are made in a factory in Montreal. I saw it on TV once as filler--they stamp out the wafers from a big flat sheet of dough on an assembly line. And what do they do with the grill of dough that doesn't not become the Host, which is to say, the Body of Our Lord? They toast it and sell it in paper bags as a bland snack food.

I've had it. Tastes like ice cream cones--not the sugar waffle kind, the papery kind that we used to eat straight out of the box without any ice cream when we were kids.

This toasted snack food is sometimes informally nicknamed after an Anglo-French blasphemy used in Quebec: "Hosties Toasties"--toasted hosts.

Ain't blasphemy fun? It certainly is in Quebec and France, where the laity and clergy of the Gallican Church is quite ingenious when it comes to not being very Good Catholics. Only the Irish can beat the French when it comes to blasphemy, and, of course, the Newfoundlanders, many of whom are Irish Roman Catholics and named John, or Welsh Protestants and named Roger.
 
2013-02-05 06:07:09 AM  

THX 1138: Every time I visit friends in the USA, I ask if they want me to bring them anything.

The answer is usually a short list, but it ALWAYS includes this:


[2.bp.blogspot.com image 298x298]

/could eat an entire bag of them right now.


they sell those at the gas station.  along with Godfather's pizza and Quizno's subs  we got it good here in the US.
 
2013-02-06 08:51:55 AM  

ThrobblefootSpectre: "World Series" when we are the only country that participates


Technically the Canucks are eligible.
 
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