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(Des Moines Register)   Security guard fired for joking about the CEO being kidnapped the way Clark Griswold's boss was abducted in the movie 'National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation.' He couldn't be more surprised if he woke up with his head sewn to the carpet   (desmoinesregister.com) divider line 57
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2013-03-21 11:39:22 AM  
That's only because Christmas Vacation was horrible and in no way funny, submitter....
 
2013-03-21 11:40:26 AM  
Except for maybe the squirrel bit.
 
2013-03-21 12:14:50 PM  
That's pretty low. If I had a rubber hose, I would beat him...
 
2013-03-21 12:19:35 PM  
humor was lost on that person

Yeah.

Well, in all honesty, the lords should always be afraid of the serfs.  It's a healthy fear.
 
2013-03-21 12:22:23 PM  
www.feistees.com
 
2013-03-21 01:21:15 PM  
I just wonder if the shiatter was full

/the only part I have seen of that movie, on youtube
 
2013-03-21 01:23:44 PM  
Hey; I can think of plenty of worse movie references to make. You could go all animal house on your company's annual park thingy.
 
2013-03-21 01:26:51 PM  

xanadian: That's only because Christmas Vacation was horrible and in no way funny, submitter....


I wouldn't take it that far. It has it's moment. But I thought it was mediocre at best. Don't get why so many revere it as one of their favorite Christmas movies.

/thought the squirrel bit was the worst part of the movie
 
2013-03-21 01:27:27 PM  

gunga galunga: It has it's moment.


Angry flower, do you're worst.
 
2013-03-21 01:27:59 PM  
Screw you guys. I love that movie. I only watch it in December of each year, however. That and Mixed Nuts.
 
2013-03-21 01:30:24 PM  
Beverly D'Angelo's tits.  that is all.
 
2013-03-21 01:34:16 PM  

xanadian: That's only because Christmas Vacation was horrible and in no way funny, submitter....


It was funnier than Scrooged.  Even Grave of the Fireflies was funnier than Scrooged.
 
2013-03-21 01:35:04 PM  
Principal spokeswoman Susan Houser said the company was unable to comment on matters involving either employees or non-employees of Principal.


Sounds like a boring job.
 
2013-03-21 01:35:32 PM  

xanadian: That's only because Christmas Vacation was horrible and in no way funny, submitter....


WTF is wrong with you?
 
2013-03-21 01:39:52 PM  

ElusiveWookiee: xanadian: That's only because Christmas Vacation was horrible and in no way funny, submitter....

WTF is wrong with you?

 
2013-03-21 01:40:29 PM  
Well, what a cheap, lying, no-good, rotten, four-flushing, low-life, snake-licking, dirt-eating, inbred, overstuffed, ignorant, blood-sucking, dog-kissing, brainless, dickless, hopeless, heartless, fat-ass, bug-eyed, stiff-legged, spotty-lipped, worm-headed sack of monkey shiat he is! Hallelujah! Holy shiat! Where's the Tylenol?
 
2013-03-21 01:43:24 PM  

Hillbilly Jim: ElusiveWookiee: xanadian: That's only because Christmas Vacation was horrible and in no way funny, submitter....

WTF is wrong with you?

 
2013-03-21 01:46:42 PM  
media.kentucky.com

This week, on Cat Wrangler Apprentice, we saw that Philip Katslipper was voted off Puddy Tat Island. Katslipper was strong going in to this week's competition but failed miserably during the final challenge "Getting the Cat Back into the Bag"

The luck of the draw left Katslipper paired with Mister Fluffy, a twenty pound Persian with full claws. Mister Fluffy, reportedly angry that the event coincided with one of his twelve daily naps, took it out on Katslipper. Long after all the other competitors had bagged their kitties, Katslipper and Mister Fluffy were still going at it.

"He gave it his all" said competitor Myra Flounceybouncer, "he gave it all and a couple of pints of blood."

Katslipper, bitter at losing this far through the competition said "At least I won't have to endure the "Is it Mounds of Poo or Mounds of Mounds test". The 'mounds test' as it is known, pits the final contestants skill as they search through a large litter box looking for the one unwrapped Mounds candy bar as it is hidden, well, you get the idea.

The winner of the competition will get a mid manager's job with PetCo. A prize worth almost $20,000 a year.
 
2013-03-21 01:50:52 PM  
Sorry. Wrong post.
 
2013-03-21 01:51:29 PM  
Where's the Tylenol?
 
2013-03-21 01:52:28 PM  
Wrong thread?
 
2013-03-21 01:57:51 PM  
Bend over and I'll show you!

And to all you haters; no one watches Christmas movies or listens to Christmas music because it's good. We do it because it's Christmas. 90 minutes with the Griswolds a year makes my own holiday shindigs seem tolerable by comparison. At least my family's "Cousin Eddie" has never implicated me in a felony!
 
2013-03-21 01:58:31 PM  

Wade_Wilson: Bend over and I'll show you!

And to all you haters; no one watches Christmas movies or listens to Christmas music because it's good. We do it because it's Christmas. 90 minutes with the Griswolds a year makes my own holiday shindigs seem tolerable by comparison. At least my family's "Cousin Eddie" has never implicated me in a felony!


An addendum to this post: Except for Die Hard. Die Hard is frickin' awesome.
 
2013-03-21 02:01:32 PM  
You will work overtime, earn minimum wage, lick the boots of your corporate overlord, pledge unwavering fealty to your superiors, and like it you serf.
 
2013-03-21 02:05:24 PM  
How in the hell is this interesting?
 
2013-03-21 02:07:09 PM  
Sounds like the ruling class is getting a little paranoid. Good. Can't wait for someone to do it.
 
2013-03-21 02:10:25 PM  

Wade_Wilson: Wade_Wilson: Bend over and I'll show you!

And to all you haters; no one watches Christmas movies or listens to Christmas music because it's good. We do it because it's Christmas. 90 minutes with the Griswolds a year makes my own holiday shindigs seem tolerable by comparison. At least my family's "Cousin Eddie" has never implicated me in a felony!

An addendum to this post: Except for Die Hard. Die Hard is frickin' awesome.


Lethal Weapon. Gremlins. Long Kiss Goodnight.
 
2013-03-21 02:11:01 PM  
"That comment went up the chain of command. This VP reports to the CEO, so humor was lost on that person."

That's farking hilarious. I wonder if that VP ever steps back and regrets what he's become in pursuit of money.

/already know the answer
 
2013-03-21 02:13:19 PM  

beantowndog: Hillbilly Jim: ElusiveWookiee: xanadian: That's only because Christmas Vacation was horrible and in no way funny, submitter....

WTF is wrong with you?

 
2013-03-21 02:14:39 PM  
In before the free speech protectors. Count me as not a huge fan on the Vacation movies too. Die Hard is the best, though
 
2013-03-21 02:14:40 PM  

Harry Freakstorm: Sorry. Wrong post.


...and we're off to find that thread.
 
2013-03-21 02:15:14 PM  

Captain Darling: Principal spokeswoman Susan Houser said the company was unable to comment on matters involving either employees or non-employees of Principal.


Sounds like a boring job.


I'm a spokesperson for Principal...Oh, no, I'm not able to comment on employees or non-employees.  I am also not able to comment on any of our facilities at this time.  Basically, I am not able to speak about anything that you could consider a noun.  Verbs are a problematic area, and for legal reasons I'd like to refrain from commenting on those at this time.

In summary, Hello, I cannot speak, thank you for your time, goodnight.
 
2013-03-21 02:16:44 PM  

Savian: How in the hell is this interesting?


I know, right?  Guy gets fired for joke is interesting and funny.  Guy lands new job in 11 days and gets unemployment for time off is boring; that happens all the time.
 
2013-03-21 02:21:02 PM  
Why is that people "never understand" why some people like certain movies?  I like plenty of trash movies (and so do you) but it's more about what was happening or had happened in my life when I first saw said movie than how funny, great, or classic the movie is.

If you are incapable of understanding that other people feel certain ways based upon their personal experience rather than logic or even the fact that your personal experiences shape your views then you're an idiot and a troll.

/I may be trolling a little here
//My serious tone may be uncalled for
 
2013-03-21 02:23:48 PM  
How dare a blue collar worker try to fraternize with a senior white collar worker.  (facetious)
 
2013-03-21 02:24:53 PM  

Bruxellensis: beantowndog: Hillbilly Jim: ElusiveWookiee: xanadian: That's only because Christmas Vacation was horrible and in no way funny, submitter....

WTF is wrong with you?


ElusiveWookiee: xanadian: That's only because Christmas Vacation was horrible and in no way funny, submitter....

WTF is wrong with you?


Hillbilly Jim: ElusiveWookiee: xanadian: That's only because Christmas Vacation was horrible and in no way funny, submitter....

WTF is wrong with you?


seriously, i never thought this movie had so many haters!

i know it's not everyone's cup of tea, but it's easily my favorite of the 3 good Nat'l Lampoons Vacation movies

European Vacation and Vacation are tied for a very close 2nd
 
2013-03-21 02:25:22 PM  

Savian: How in the hell is this interesting?




You're suppossed to get outrage at what seems an weak excuse to fire someone.

The Ceo better watch out for Elmer Fudd.
 
2013-03-21 02:30:32 PM  
WrongTrousers


Harry Freakstorm: Sorry. Wrong post.

...and we're off to find that thread.

Apologies again
Two posts down. Where the crook fell through the ceiling of the store during business hours.
 
2013-03-21 02:43:00 PM  
I want to look him straight in the eye and I want to tell him what a cheap, lying, no-good, rotten, four-flushing, low-life, snake-licking, dirt-eating, inbred, overstuffed, ignorant, blood-sucking, dog-kissing, brainless, dickless, hopeless, heartless, fat-ass, bug-eyed, stiff-legged, spotty-lipped, worm-headed sack of monkey shiat he is! Hallelujah!
 
2013-03-21 02:59:13 PM  
Speaking as a guy who worked (and will probably work in the future) as a security guard...

Clients can ask companies to remove guards for any reason, at any time. The company will not neccessarily be able to find a spot for you right away. I was once removed from a post I had (No clue why, to this day), and there was no place to put me for more than one or two incidental shifts for about a month and a half.

While the client in this case is a douchebag for it, them's the breaks when working contracted security. If he was fired from in-house for that one comment, then I'd be setting fire to the building.
 
2013-03-21 02:59:30 PM  

Harry Freakstorm: This week, on Cat Wrangler Apprentice, we saw that Philip Katslipper was voted off Puddy Tat Island. Katslipper was strong going in to this week's competition but failed miserably during the final challenge "Getting the Cat Back into the Bag"

The luck of the draw left Katslipper paired with Mister Fluffy, a twenty pound Persian with full claws. Mister Fluffy, reportedly angry that the event coincided with one of his twelve daily naps, took it out on Katslipper. Long after all the other competitors had bagged their kitties, Katslipper and Mister Fluffy were still going at it.

"He gave it his all" said competitor Myra Flounceybouncer, "he gave it all and a couple of pints of blood."

Katslipper, bitter at losing this far through the competition said "At least I won't have to endure the "Is it Mounds of Poo or Mounds of Mounds test". The 'mounds test' as it is known, pits the final contestants skill as they search through a large litter box looking for the one unwrapped Mounds candy bar as it is hidden, well, you get the idea.

The winner of the competition will get a mid manager's job with PetCo. A prize worth almost $20,000 a year.


I thought it was brilliant. I read the whole thing in breathless anticipation of discovering the subtle trolling references that HAD to be in there.
 
2013-03-21 03:25:34 PM  
And who the hell goes running to the government and drops to their knees and begs for free money for 11 days off?
 
2013-03-21 03:33:43 PM  
Hey Clark! Submitters full!

As National lampoon movies go its fantastic probably second only to Animal house  or poss the original vacation.
 
2013-03-21 03:36:13 PM  
at least he didn't nail his head to a coffee table

obscure??
 
2013-03-21 04:20:37 PM  
gunga galunga: "Don't get why so many revere it as one of their favorite Christmas movies."

Probably because Live Action Christmas is a weak category.

You have A CHRISTMAS STORY, which is pretty awesome.
And then you have some decent-but-flawed stuff: THE REF, SCROOGED, CHRISTMAS VACATION, BAD SANTA, ELF
But what else would you throw into a top 5 if not those? MIXED NUTS? JINGLE ALL THE WAY? CHRISTMAS WITH THE KRANKS? TRAPPED IN PARADISE? THE SANTA CLAUSE? HOME ALONE?

So... yeah, weak category.
 
2013-03-21 04:50:07 PM  
 
2013-03-21 05:11:22 PM  

Nadie_AZ: Screw you guys. I love that movie. I only watch it in December of each year, however. That and Mixed Nuts.


You win the Internets. I thought I was the only person who watched Mixed Nuts. It's a fantastic little movie! Most people have never even heard of it. I blame the Santa Anas

/I don't even know what the Santa Anas are
 
2013-03-21 05:30:25 PM  
"The comment he had made was to a vice president who reports directly to the CEO someone working in an American office, and so the humor was lost on that person,"
 
2013-03-21 05:37:49 PM  

Strongbeerrules: xanadian: That's only because Christmas Vacation was horrible and in no way funny, submitter....

It was funnier than Scrooged.  Even Grave of the Fireflies was funnier than Scrooged.


True this. I've given up trying to be amused by Scrooged. It sucks.
 
2013-03-21 07:51:21 PM  
The boss fired him over this? What a cheap, lying, no-good, rotten, four-flushing, low-life, snake-licking, dirt-eating, inbred, overstuffed, ignorant, blood-sucking, dog-kissing, brainless, dickless, hopeless, heartless, fat-ass, bug-eyed, stiff-legged, spotty-lipped, worm-headed sack of monkey shiat he is!
 
2013-03-21 09:31:12 PM  
"Chlebanowski told the executive "you could always have your CEO kidnapped and then get your house broken into by a SWAT team."  "The comment he had made was to a vice president who reports directly to the CEO, and so the humor was lost on that person,"

No shiat, really? He didn't pick up on a vague reference to a 23 year old movie? What a moron!
 
2013-03-21 09:41:29 PM  
Yep, that pretty much sounds like corporate America for you. Self entitled elitist pricks who upon hearing a good natured joke, go full retard and fire a good employee over nothing. This is as bad as a school suspending a student for drawing a gun on paper, or hugging someone. Retardation has taken over for common sense. And they wonder why guy's show up at work with a high powered rifle.
 
2013-03-21 09:49:37 PM  

bungle_jr: Bruxellensis: beantowndog: Hillbilly Jim: ElusiveWookiee: xanadian: That's only because Christmas Vacation was horrible and in no way funny, submitter....

WTF is wrong with you?

ElusiveWookiee: xanadian: That's only because Christmas Vacation was horrible and in no way funny, submitter....

WTF is wrong with you?

Hillbilly Jim: ElusiveWookiee: xanadian: That's only because Christmas Vacation was horrible and in no way funny, submitter....

WTF is wrong with you?

seriously, i never thought this movie had so many haters!

i know it's not everyone's cup of tea, but it's easily my favorite of the 3 good Nat'l Lampoons Vacation movies

European Vacation and Vacation are tied for a very close 2nd


Nice troll attempt. You'll get a couple. I'll give you 4/10,. You shouldn't have tried to equate Vacation with European Vacation, though That cost you 2-3 points..
 
2013-03-21 10:01:28 PM  

Bit'O'Gristle: Yep, that pretty much sounds like corporate America for you. Self entitled elitist pricks who upon hearing a good natured joke, go full retard and fire a good employee over nothing. This is as bad as a school suspending a student for drawing a gun on paper, or hugging someone. Retardation has taken over for common sense. And they wonder why guy's show up at work with a high powered rifle.


Sometimes I imagine the grocer's apostrophe as a wire coat hanger, and myself Joan Crawford beating the crap out of the spongmonkey that used it. Then I remember that I live in a state where bud is legal, and it's all better.
Plural = no apostrophe.
Possessive or contraction = apostrophe
Exception: "it's"  is ONLY used to mean "it is" or "it has". The possessive form is "its"

/pe't peev'e
 
2013-03-21 11:06:29 PM  

ringersol: gunga galunga: "Don't get why so many revere it as one of their favorite Christmas movies."

Probably because Live Action Christmas is a weak category.

You have A CHRISTMAS STORY, which is pretty awesome.
And then you have some decent-but-flawed stuff: THE REF, SCROOGED, CHRISTMAS VACATION, BAD SANTA, ELF
But what else would you throw into a top 5 if not those? MIXED NUTS? JINGLE ALL THE WAY? CHRISTMAS WITH THE KRANKS? TRAPPED IN PARADISE? THE SANTA CLAUSE? HOME ALONE?

So... yeah, weak category.


Joking right? Miracle on 54th st, Its a wonderful life, We're no angles, Die hard, Eyes wide shut?
 
2013-03-22 12:58:33 AM  
Having worked for Principal Financial, I can tell you that they are humorless bunch when it comes to even a hint of violence.

Case One:
They spend a crapload of money on art work for their buildings.  One painting they bought from a rather well known modern painter had two guys fighting in a row boat, one with a knife.  Yeah, stupids subject, but...
anyway, a VP saw it, freaked the fark out and got someone TO PAINT OUT/OVER THE KNIFE.

Case Two:
I handled disability claims there.  One day, a claimant got pissed off that his disability checks were screwed up, solely due to his employer, our insured.  He called me up and told me he had had enough and was thinking of grabbing his gun and going to the office of his employer and "straightening them out," then hung up on me.  Mind you, our office was in Iowa and the insured's office and the claimant were both in Pennsylvania.  I called out insured and gave them a heads up, i.e., farking lock the doors and call the cops.  I then went over to my supervisor and informed her.  She proceeded to chew me out for not informing OUR security first!  Christ, we are two days drive from the guy and he didn't threaten me or my company, but I'm to run to our security first?
 
2013-03-22 12:53:11 PM  

blacksho89: bungle_jr: Bruxellensis: beantowndog: Hillbilly Jim: ElusiveWookiee: xanadian: That's only because Christmas Vacation was horrible and in no way funny, submitter....

WTF is wrong with you?

ElusiveWookiee: xanadian: That's only because Christmas Vacation was horrible and in no way funny, submitter....

WTF is wrong with you?

Hillbilly Jim: ElusiveWookiee: xanadian: That's only because Christmas Vacation was horrible and in no way funny, submitter....

WTF is wrong with you?

seriously, i never thought this movie had so many haters!

i know it's not everyone's cup of tea, but it's easily my favorite of the 3 good Nat'l Lampoons Vacation movies

European Vacation and Vacation are tied for a very close 2nd

Nice troll attempt. You'll get a couple. I'll give you 4/10,. You shouldn't have tried to equate Vacation with European Vacation, though That cost you 2-3 points..


no trolling
only my honest personal opinion
ymmv
 
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