If you can read this, either the style sheet didn't load or you have an older browser that doesn't support style sheets. Try clearing your browser cache and refreshing the page.

(The Onion)   Westboro baptist church not really sure why they're picketing Allan Arbus funeral   (theonion.com) divider line 34
    More: Satire, Allan Arbus, Westboro Baptist Church, funerals  
•       •       •

9108 clicks; posted to Main » on 26 Apr 2013 at 11:54 AM (51 weeks ago)   |  Favorite    |   share:  Share on Twitter share via Email Share on Facebook   more»



34 Comments   (+0 »)
   
View Voting Results: Smartest and Funniest

Archived thread
 
2013-04-26 11:33:21 AM
When your catchphrase is "Ladies and gentlemen, take my advice: pull down your pants and let me gay-sex your penises while those of you with vaginas have hot-but-oh-so-evil lesbian sex over there by the credenza," you're going to get some Westboro attention. =/
 
2013-04-26 11:56:22 AM
"Sources say fred mumbled something about 'fatty arbuckle being one of them', before returning to a mostly vegetative state and drooling occasionally"
 
2013-04-26 11:57:56 AM
In real life, Scientologists should be picketing his funeral.
 
2013-04-26 11:59:14 AM
OMFG. This is literally unbelievable. I hate these guys so much.
 
2013-04-26 12:00:03 PM
Because they are hoping somebody says something or does something to them so they can sue.
 
2013-04-26 12:02:10 PM
If it's not Boeing, I'm not going.
 
2013-04-26 12:04:18 PM
You know this is an Onion article, right?
 
2013-04-26 12:07:49 PM

mr_fulano: You know this is an Onion article, right?


That doesn't mean what it used to mean.  The Onion's been more on the ball recently than half the mainstream media outlets.
 
2013-04-26 12:08:19 PM

mr_fulano: You know this is an Onion article, right?



He's not a vegetable. He's dead.
 
2013-04-26 12:14:49 PM
What's with all the Onion links lately? It's been there for years.
 
2013-04-26 12:16:56 PM

Bondith: mr_fulano: You know this is an Onion article, right?

That doesn't mean what it used to mean.  The Onion's been more on the ball recently than half the mainstream media outlets.


More recently?
 
2013-04-26 12:17:20 PM
Will they picket Fred Phelp's funeral?  That would be awesome.
 
2013-04-26 12:17:20 PM

God-is-a-Taco: What's with all the Onion links lately? It's been there for years.


I think it must be related to some marketing scheme.
 
2013-04-26 12:19:47 PM

Johnson: Will they picket Fred Phelp's funeral?  That would be awesome.


Someone in a Fark thread once said that Fred Phelp's funeral is going to look like freaking burning man.
 
2013-04-26 12:24:45 PM
We were driving back from Boston, had the signs in the car. The accounts have been on our a$$es about the costs of these things. So we figured 'let's kill two birds with one stone. Yeah. I'm sure that's in the Bible somewhere. So, we hopped out, got the signs out and started yelling." A few weeks ago, we did this at what we thought was another funeral. Just happened to be a guy driving a hearse and he was slipping in to the cemetery to get it on with a hooker. We all surrounded the hearse and started yelling our crap. I just yell "Yah yah yah yah!" and no one notices. The guy pops out of the back of the hearse with his pants down. He gave us $20 and thanked us. It really set the mood for him. It would have been $30 but he said someone was yelling "yah, yah, yah"
 
2013-04-26 12:26:25 PM

God-is-a-Taco: What's with all the Onion links lately? It's been there for years.


Now that reality has become indistinguishable from Onion content, i think they have found that it's a handy way to check if we are paying attention.
 
2013-04-26 12:29:48 PM
pag1107

Because they are hoping somebody says something or does something to them so they can sue.
 My buddy volunteered to be part of an organized counter-protest against the Wesboro Baptist Church.  He said his group got trained for half a day on how not to get played by these professional assholes before going anywhere near them.


/ The counter protest was to wear big white angel wings and stand in front of them, and do nothing else.
 
2013-04-26 12:47:40 PM

Christian Bale: In real life, Scientologists should be picketing his funeral.


Care to elaborate?
 
2013-04-26 12:48:12 PM
Mental decay is moral decay.

Book of Les: Chapter 6, Verse 9
 
2013-04-26 12:52:43 PM
24.media.tumblr.com
 
2013-04-26 01:10:47 PM
Arbus was also in Robert Downey, Sr.'s bizarre movies Putney Swope and Greaser's Palace, starring in the latter.

IMDb review of Greaser's Palace:

Jesus comes back to the old west as a 1930's song-and-dance man in a Zoot suit and takes on local strongman Mr. Greaser, whose struggles with constipation are painful to witness. I love this film. It will never be selected as entertainment for anyone's church youth group, but its fresh take on Christianity make for a wild and very original ride.

Favorite moments: Lamey Homo protesting his dad, Mr. Greaser's, disciplinary methods, "I dreamed I was swimmin' in a rainbow and there was millions of babies and they was naked...Dad? I don't want to die any more." Dad's response: "Then behave yourself!"

Sibling rivalry on the part of the Holy Ghost protesting God the Father's refusal to let him take on some of God the Son's perks (like being crucified): "You'll never know what I can do because you never give me a chance!" Jesus healing the paralyzed man, who is seen later in the film crying, "I can crawl again! I can crawl again!"

It took me a moment to identify which character was supposed to be Judas, until the woman settler, who goes through so many terrible disasters, began counting out thirty pieces of silverware.

It is somewhat disjointed, and definitely sacrilegious in spots, but those drawbacks are very minor. This is an original, savagely funny film.
 
2013-04-26 01:17:29 PM

Crewmannumber6: Christian Bale: In real life, Scientologists should be picketing his funeral.

Care to elaborate?


Arbus played the role of a psychiatrist.  Scientology treats psychiatrists as the spawn of Xenu.
 
2013-04-26 01:19:48 PM
I'll bite...
encrypted-tbn1.gstatic.com
RIP
 
2013-04-26 01:34:47 PM
Fan or family member gets upset. Assaults picketer. WBC sues. Attacker settled. WBC wins.

Cops or city officials tell WBC to move or restricts their right to assemble. WBC sues. City or County settles. WBC wins.

Is anyone really still mystified by them?
 
2013-04-26 01:37:09 PM
Pocket Ninja should be a writer for The Onion(if he isn't already).
 
2013-04-26 01:38:23 PM

ZeroCorpse: Fan or family member gets upset. Assaults picketer. WBC sues. Attacker settled. WBC wins.

Cops or city officials tell WBC to move or restricts their right to assemble. WBC sues. City or County settles. WBC wins.

Is anyone really still mystified by them?


Assuming, of course, they do actually protest at this Arbus' funeral. The rules apply to all their gatherings, though.
 
2013-04-26 01:42:24 PM

Crewmannumber6: Christian Bale: In real life, Scientologists should be picketing his funeral.

Care to elaborate?


Scientology sees psychiatry as a vast conspiracy lead by extraterrestrial forces to enslave and oppress humanity.  Scientology front groups are lobbying for banning psychiatry and for banning psychiatric medicine.  Scientology makes its converts sign papers saying the will never seek any kind of mental healthcare outside of Scientology.

In their own propaganda, Scientology depicts psychiatry as being like it was in the 1950's, with lots of lobotomies, or at best turning everybody into sedated zombies.  This is largely inspired by the fact that L. Ron Hubbard wrote to the VA in 1947 seeing psychiatric help for personal problems, but was refused on the grounds there was no proof his mental problems were connected to his military service (he was a lackluster U.S. Navy officer in WW II).  By the early 1950's he came out with Dianetics, which was a self-help book meant to be an alternate method of mental healthcare.  When the medical establishment promptly called it quackery, Hubbard declared that psychiatry was their enemy, and eventually wrote that it was due to a vast alien conspiracy.

. . .and Allan Arbus was an actor whose most famous character was an early 1950's psychiatrist, and played an extremely sympathetic and favorably-portrayed US military psychiatrist.
 
2013-04-26 02:14:14 PM

SurfaceTension: Bondith: mr_fulano: You know this is an Onion article, right?

That doesn't mean what it used to mean.  The Onion's been more on the ball recently than half the mainstream media outlets.

More recently?


Holy shiat, I just had an "Are you a wizard?" moment! I [heart] The Onion so much!
 
2013-04-26 02:41:59 PM

PchopSandwiches: I'll bite...
[encrypted-tbn1.gstatic.com image 354x142]
RIP


Arbus / Scarbus continues his ritual un-prosecuted pre-meditated killing of passengers world wide yadda yadda....
 
2013-04-26 03:59:43 PM

ZeroCorpse: Fan or family member gets upset. Assaults picketer. WBC sues. Attacker settled. WBC wins.

Cops or city officials tell WBC to move or restricts their right to assemble. WBC sues. City or County settles. WBC wins.

Is anyone really still mystified by them?

2.bp.blogspot.com
I'm wondering how much they'll pay Megan to keep Fred in the closet.
 
2013-04-26 04:20:01 PM

God-is-a-Taco: What's with all the Onion links lately? It's been there for years.


I think Fark.com has made some sort of marketing deal with them, along with Cracked.  Fark is supposed to be a website that aggregates trivial but amusing news stories, not satire.
 
2013-04-26 07:21:45 PM
Because they hate French Airliners,  That's why. Especially that A340.
 
2013-04-27 08:15:31 AM
God hates syndication?
 
2013-04-27 08:43:27 AM
Careful, Onion...they may try to sue you
 
Displayed 34 of 34 comments

View Voting Results: Smartest and Funniest


This thread is closed to new comments.

Continue Farking
Submit a Link »






Report