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(Click On Detroit)   World's largest shoe maker suspends contract with Pistorius, denies rumors that it's because he doesn't have feet   (clickondetroit.com) divider line 65
    More: Ironic, Oscar Pistorius, olympics, prosthetic leg  
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2013-02-21 09:26:53 AM  
+1 Subby
 
vpb [TotalFark]
2013-02-21 10:44:02 AM  
He probably has them in a jar or something.
 
2013-02-21 10:56:40 AM  
I lamented I had no shoes until I saw the man who sold them.
 
2013-02-21 11:00:30 AM  
So it's okay to make fun of disabilities again?
 
2013-02-21 11:08:54 AM  
So, they gave him the boot?
 
2013-02-21 11:44:02 AM  

OregonVet: So it's okay to make fun of disabilities again?


When wasn't it?
 
2013-02-21 11:47:25 AM  

OregonVet: So it's okay to make fun of disabilities again?


Only if they are murderers.
 
2013-02-21 11:48:06 AM  
Or if it is a Tuesday.
 
2013-02-21 11:48:25 AM  
World's largest shoe maker?

WTF size shoe does a guy with no feet wear?!?!
 
2013-02-21 11:48:38 AM  
But Rubbermaid is still cool, right?
 
2013-02-21 11:50:14 AM  

SpdrJay: World's largest shoe maker?

WTF size shoe does a guy with no feet wear?!?!


www.biography.com
 
2013-02-21 11:50:33 AM  

OregonVet: So it's okay to make fun of disabilities again?


This thread is gonna need more trigger warnings and social justice warrior derp.
 
2013-02-21 11:51:55 AM  
I'm a big fan of the Special Olympics. But I'm surprised that Nike is involved with it at such a visible level. I know they have some connection with the charity side of it, but I didn't realize they were using Special Olympians in their ads. That's pretty cool. Everyone tries to forget these poor unfortunate handicapped individuals, but they are some of the most loving and gentle people you'll ever meet. Once a year they get to participate in something fun and you can really see them light up at the chance to show the world they aren't just disposable human beings.
 
2013-02-21 11:53:38 AM  
I think Converse beats Nike in that regard subby.
amazingnewz.com
 
2013-02-21 11:55:04 AM  
Has anyone considered the possibility that his girlfriend was a replicant?
 
2013-02-21 11:58:03 AM  
He doesn't have a leg to stand on.
 
2013-02-21 11:58:49 AM  

OregonVet: So it's okay to make fun of disabilities again?


Nah, just cyborgs.
 
2013-02-21 11:58:49 AM  
+1 Subby, you magnificent bastard!

/10 out of 10; would laugh again.
 
2013-02-21 12:01:11 PM  

OregonVet: So it's okay to make fun of disabilities again?


Ok, here's the important distinction: Mocking somebody for being disabled is just dumb. Making fun of somebody and working their disability into it can be funny and/or clever.

Not OK: Haha, Oscar has no legs!
OK: Oscar is accused of murder and he doesn't have a leg to stand on!

Personally, I'm disappointed at the lack of jokes about Pistorius mistaking his girlfriend for a Replicant.
 
2013-02-21 12:01:16 PM  

jaylectricity: OregonVet: So it's okay to make fun of disabilities again?

When wasn't it?


I never stopped.
 
2013-02-21 12:01:20 PM  
Athletes should start a class action suit against Nike. That whole "Just do it" is giving them all a bad name, leading them to lives of shame.
 
2013-02-21 12:02:04 PM  
I heard plans have been afoot to drop him for a while.
 
2013-02-21 12:02:46 PM  

cig-mkr: He doesn't have a leg to stand on.


Bastich!
 
2013-02-21 12:04:00 PM  
This outta take the spring out of his step!
 
2013-02-21 12:04:31 PM  
As runners go
He's quite notorious
But never play cricket
With Oscar Pistorius.


/Just a riff on "Roses are red..."
 
2013-02-21 12:11:58 PM  

cgraves67: Has anyone considered the possibility that his girlfriend was a replicant?


You. I like you.
 
2013-02-21 12:12:54 PM  
He doesn't have a leg to sta--

cig-mkr: He doesn't have a leg to stand on.


Dammitsoverymuch.
 
2013-02-21 12:14:10 PM  

czetie: OregonVet: So it's okay to make fun of disabilities again?

Ok, here's the important distinction: Mocking somebody for being disabled is just dumb. Making fun of somebody and working their disability into it can be funny and/or clever.

Not OK: Haha, Oscar has no legs!
OK: Oscar is accused of murder and he doesn't have a leg to stand on!

Personally, I'm disappointed at the lack of jokes about Pistorius mistaking his girlfriend for a Replicant.


There are two in this thread before this post. Can YOU find them...?
 
2013-02-21 12:14:20 PM  
Oscar has his sights set on gold in the 2016 Murderin' Pentathlon.
 
2013-02-21 12:18:48 PM  

Keeve: I think Converse beats Nike in that regard subby.


Nike owns and makes Converse.
 
2013-02-21 12:20:09 PM  
Gee-they somehow felt the "I Am the Bullet in the Chamber" ads might be a little tasteless now?
 
2013-02-21 12:27:33 PM  
theedmontonian.com

/sounds like the giant shoe manufacturer is getting cold feet
 
2013-02-21 12:31:49 PM  

WeenerGord: [theedmontonian.com image 590x393]

/sounds like the giant shoe manufacturer is getting cold feet


The giant in that picture is not only invisible, she's nearly naked!
 
2013-02-21 12:36:52 PM  
My great grandfather had only a left foot. A bum (before they were called "homeless people") down on 16th street had only a right foot. They wore the same size. Whenever g'grampa got a new pair of shoes, he'd take the streetcar downtown and give the other one to that guy.

/CSB


i45.tinypic.com
 
2013-02-21 12:40:58 PM  
There's an old woman that they could pick up as a new sponsor.  She probably lives in one of theirs already, and I've heard that she has so many children that she doesn't know what to do.
 
2013-02-21 12:41:13 PM  

Jackpot777: czetie: OregonVet: So it's okay to make fun of disabilities again?

Ok, here's the important distinction: Mocking somebody for being disabled is just dumb. Making fun of somebody and working their disability into it can be funny and/or clever.

Not OK: Haha, Oscar has no legs!
OK: Oscar is accused of murder and he doesn't have a leg to stand on!

Personally, I'm disappointed at the lack of jokes about Pistorius mistaking his girlfriend for a Replicant.

There are two in this thread before this post. Can YOU find them...?


One of them beat me in by 6 minutes (shakes tiny internet fist at cgraves67). The other must be from somebody on my ignore list, so that would be a "no".
 
2013-02-21 12:43:48 PM  
Deny? That's a perfect reason!
 
2013-02-21 12:46:47 PM  

hogans: There's an old woman that they could pick up as a new sponsor.  She probably lives in one of theirs already, and I've heard that she has so many children that she doesn't know what to do.


"stand up role model for jocks" isn't the sort of thing I see in Nadia Suleman.
 
2013-02-21 12:47:17 PM  
Fender still has his back though, right?


basslinerumble.com
 
2013-02-21 12:47:37 PM  

C0rf: My great grandfather had only a left foot. A bum (before they were called "homeless people") down on 16th street had only a right foot. They wore the same size. Whenever g'grampa got a new pair of shoes, he'd take the streetcar downtown and give the other one to that guy.

/CSB


[i45.tinypic.com image 464x639]


Your great grandfather was an awesome guy.
 
2013-02-21 12:55:14 PM  

genepool lifeboat: Fender still has his back though, right?


I lol'd.
 
2013-02-21 12:58:45 PM  

SirGeorgeBurkelwitzIII: Keeve: I think Converse beats Nike in that regard subby.

Nike owns and makes Converse.


I guess I put my big foot in my mouth.
 
2013-02-21 12:59:50 PM  

SpdrJay: World's largest shoe maker?

WTF size shoe does a guy with no feet wear?!?!


As I was walking down the street
I met a man who had no feet
He had no feet again today
Oh how I wish he'd run away.
 
2013-02-21 01:01:08 PM  

BumpInTheNight: hogans: There's an old woman that they could pick up as a new sponsor.  She probably lives in one of theirs already, and I've heard that she has so many children that she doesn't know what to do.

"stand up role model for jocks" isn't the sort of thing I see in Nadia Suleman.


I had to google the name to get your joke. Shoulda went with her nickname.
 
2013-02-21 01:02:57 PM  
The voices in Oscar's head kept telling him, "Just do it!"
 
2013-02-21 01:26:40 PM  

C0rf: My great grandfather had only a left foot. A bum (before they were called "homeless people") down on 16th street had only a right foot. They wore the same size. Whenever g'grampa got a new pair of shoes, he'd take the streetcar downtown and give the other one to that guy.

/CSB


An actually cool story.
 
2013-02-21 01:27:36 PM  

mbillips: The voices in Oscar's head kept telling him, "Just do shoot it!"


FTFY
 
2013-02-21 01:38:12 PM  

Sybarite: I lamented I had no shoes until I saw the man who sold them.


www.paternitypains.com
 
2013-02-21 01:39:46 PM  

FreetardoRivera: OregonVet: So it's okay to make fun of disabilities again?

Only if they are murderers.


Or if it's a lifestyle choice.  Fat people and those who choose to have legs amputated are fair game.
 
2013-02-21 01:57:42 PM  
Those kids make the best shoes around, and for only 12 cents, too!
 
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