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(KHOU Houston)   As cool as it sounds in your head, sitting on a flagpole in protest for 25 minutes doesn't really do much to advance the cause   (khou.com) divider line 22
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2013-03-28 08:11:59 AM
It will give you a really sore ass though.
 
2013-03-28 08:12:34 AM
I wanna publish 'zines
And rage against machines
I wanna pierce my tongue
It doesn't hurt, it feels fine
The trivial sublime
I'd like to turn off time
And kill my mind
You kill my mind
Mind...
 
2013-03-28 08:12:54 AM
Maybe he should try publishing zines, or raging against machines.
 
2013-03-28 08:13:20 AM
He's not sick, but he's not well.
 
2013-03-28 08:13:31 AM
Aaaand clearly I didn't refresh beforehand.
 
2013-03-28 08:16:49 AM
Did they take it all the way down to the base....

'cause that would really be totally gay... for America.

/obscure?
 
2013-03-28 08:16:59 AM
So, I'm doing some work for a company working on new fracking technologies involving using a derivative of vegetables for a safe, non toxic backfill.  I don't understand all the science behind it, and I also don't understand the huge outcry against it.  Anyone care to enlighten me?
 
2013-03-28 08:17:12 AM
Maybe he should try changing his Facebook profile pic. That'll do stuff to things
 
2013-03-28 08:25:24 AM
farm4.staticflickr.com
 
2013-03-28 08:25:39 AM
I would wager he hears the voices in his head and swears to god it sounds like they're snoring.
 
2013-03-28 08:29:11 AM
He's been around the world and found that only stupid people are breeding.
 
2013-03-28 08:30:55 AM
sphotos-a.xx.fbcdn.net
 
2013-03-28 08:38:47 AM
I will support whoever you are protesting against if your protest involves attention whoring or bad street theater.
 
2013-03-28 08:42:46 AM
Pole-sitting is related to the ancient ascetic discipline of Stylitism, or column-sitting. St Simeon Stylites the Elder (c. 388-459) of Antioch (now Turkey) was a column-sitter who sat on a column for 37 years.[1]

Flagpole-sitting was a fad in the early 20th century. The fad was begun by stunt actor and former sailor[2] Alvin "Shipwreck" Kelly, who sat on a flagpole, either on a dare by a friend,[3] or as a publicity stunt.[2] Shipwreck's initial 1924 sit lasted 13 hours and 13 minutes. It soon became a fad with other contestants setting records of 12, 17 and 21 days. In 1929, Shipwreck decided to reclaim the title. He sat on a flagpole for 49 days in Atlantic City, New Jersey, setting a new record.[4] The following year, 1930, his record was broken by Bill Penfield in Strawberry Point, Iowa who sat on a flag pole for 51 days and 20 hours, until a thunderstorm forced him down. From 1933 to 1963 Richard "Dixie" Blandy claimed various records as champion at 77, 78 and 125 days until he died in 1974 when his pole was snapped in half at the Dixie Square Mall.[5] For the most part, pole sitting died out after 1929, with the onset of the Depression.[6]

time for wiki to update that page
 
2013-03-28 08:55:49 AM
PARANOIA! PARANOIA!

Everybody's coming to get me!
 
2013-03-28 09:11:58 AM

neversubmit: Pole-sitting is related to the ancient ascetic discipline of Stylitism, or column-sitting. St Simeon Stylites the Elder (c. 388-459) of Antioch (now Turkey) was a column-sitter who sat on a column for 37 years.[1]

Flagpole-sitting was a fad in the early 20th century. The fad was begun by stunt actor and former sailor[2] Alvin "Shipwreck" Kelly, who sat on a flagpole, either on a dare by a friend,[3] or as a publicity stunt.[2] Shipwreck's initial 1924 sit lasted 13 hours and 13 minutes. It soon became a fad with other contestants setting records of 12, 17 and 21 days. In 1929, Shipwreck decided to reclaim the title. He sat on a flagpole for 49 days in Atlantic City, New Jersey, setting a new record.[4] The following year, 1930, his record was broken by Bill Penfield in Strawberry Point, Iowa who sat on a flag pole for 51 days and 20 hours, until a thunderstorm forced him down. From 1933 to 1963 Richard "Dixie" Blandy claimed various records as champion at 77, 78 and 125 days until he died in 1974 when his pole was snapped in half at the Dixie Square Mall.[5] For the most part, pole sitting died out after 1929, with the onset of the Depression.[6]

time for wiki to update that page


I was just checking that out. This protester is old school.

You'd think your butt would really hurt after a while, though... Guess that's dedication?
 
2013-03-28 09:13:23 AM
Approves
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2013-03-28 09:38:24 AM
chuckyg.com
Approves of this protest.
 
2013-03-28 09:42:51 AM
Came for Harvey Danger.
 
2013-03-28 09:59:58 AM
They cut off his legs, now he's an amputee, god damn you.
 
2013-03-28 12:19:26 PM
i1136.photobucket.com

Amateur.
 
2013-03-28 01:38:56 PM
Anybody posted a Harvey Danger reference yet?
 
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