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(Anchorage Daily News)   Joan Jett will no longer get to represent the great state of South Dakota on a float in the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade because she's a vegetarian and an animal rights advocate   (adn.com) divider line 39
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2013-11-16 03:06:42 AM
good for her
 
2013-11-16 04:50:12 AM
Fine.... Off with the leather pants there, Joan.

/yes, definitely
 
2013-11-16 04:58:01 AM

Bucky Katt: good for her



You were fooled by the headline.  She's not an animal rights advocate, she's  a PETA supporter.
 
2013-11-16 09:20:32 AM
Politics first and always!
 
2013-11-16 09:23:29 AM
"The meat trade can't stand any scrutiny of its cruelty," he said.

No, it's because you've all got the crazy so bad nobody wants to be associated with you. Being associated with Peta is akin to being associated with Scientology.
 
2013-11-16 09:39:04 AM
Why would Joan Jett be on a South Dakota float in the first place?
 
2013-11-16 09:40:08 AM

gfid: Bucky Katt: good for her


You were fooled by the headline.  She's not an animal rights advocate, she's  a PETA supporter.


Ah, PETA.  Is there anything it can't ruin?
 
2013-11-16 10:59:27 AM
...ranchers complained about having a vegetarian and animal rights advocate representing their state.

I didn't know ranchers are so delicate.  Are all ranchers pansies, or just the ones from SD?
 
2013-11-16 11:15:11 AM

Lionel Mandrake: ...ranchers complained about having a vegetarian and animal rights advocate representing their state.

I didn't know ranchers are so delicate.  Are all ranchers pansies, or just the ones from SD?


You don't remember when this diabolical monster single-handedly destroyed an entire industry/way-of-life/'murica?

i.imgur.com
 
2013-11-16 11:16:41 AM
I don't care how large South Dakota is, the phrase "great state" should never be used to describe it.
 
2013-11-16 11:19:47 AM

Lionel Mandrake: ...ranchers complained about having a vegetarian and animal rights advocate representing their state.

I didn't know ranchers are so delicate.  Are all ranchers pansies, or just the ones from SD?


Presumably then the gays would not object to Alec Baldwin on their float.
 
2013-11-16 11:27:15 AM
PETA?

I don't see how what kind of bread she makes her sandwiches with has anything to do with being in a parade....
 
2013-11-16 11:31:24 AM
Parade floats are wicked boring to begin with, but a South Dakota float? Christ, just how dull is the Macy's Parade?
 
2013-11-16 11:31:45 AM
Joan Jett = Ommpah. Same shiat, different dialogues.
 
2013-11-16 11:33:07 AM

hasty ambush: Lionel Mandrake: ...ranchers complained about having a vegetarian and animal rights advocate representing their state.

I didn't know ranchers are so delicate.  Are all ranchers pansies, or just the ones from SD?

Presumably then the gays would not object to Alec Baldwin on their float.

Haven't you read any Alex threads? A big chunk of the gays and the gay friendly are fine with him.
No doubt the same isn't gonna happen for Sly, despite all he's done for Carl Weathers.
 
2013-11-16 11:33:47 AM
Why is both Joan and the organizers bending to the will of the complainers instead of going against what the complainers want who cares what they think?
 
2013-11-16 11:35:49 AM

dugitman: Why would Joan Jett be on a South Dakota float in the first place?


This. I could never figure that one out. Maybe find someone with SD connections like January Jones. Granted, she doesn't sing. But does she really have to?
 
2013-11-16 11:39:21 AM
You don't know what you've got till it's gone.
 
2013-11-16 11:40:23 AM

Vacation Bible School: Lionel Mandrake: ...ranchers complained about having a vegetarian and animal rights advocate representing their state.

I didn't know ranchers are so delicate.  Are all ranchers pansies, or just the ones from SD?

You don't remember when this diabolical monster single-handedly destroyed an entire industry/way-of-life/'murica?

[i.imgur.com image 632x493]


Oh, right.  So apparently ranchers from SD and TX have the emotional fortitude of an awkward middle-school girl.  Any others?
 
2013-11-16 12:04:28 PM
And she's gay.  Don't forget that she's gay.

Put her on the Baltimore float.
 
2013-11-16 12:19:58 PM
As someone who enjoys eating animals I can't picture any scenario where seeing Joan Jett on a float in the Macy's parade would make me rethink my love of steak and bacon.

/Didn't know Jett was into PETA until I read the article
//Also can't picture a scenario where I would watch the Macy's parade
 
2013-11-16 12:25:14 PM
jj325:
//Also can't picture a scenario where I would watch the Macy's parade

What if a random set of the balloons were filled with hydrogen, and a further random set of the lines had electric igniters at the balloon end, where one would randomly ignite whenever children cheered for Santa?
 
2013-11-16 12:28:14 PM
As the rare person living in South Dakota, this is surprising.  As far as I could tell (and I don't really live on the ranching side of the state), nobody here took the ranchers' complaints all that seriously.  This seemed like an amusing thing that would blow over.  Until Macy's (and Jett, I guess) panicked.

As to why Joan Jett represents SD... who else would you go with?
 
2013-11-16 12:32:59 PM

Vacation Bible School: jj325:
//Also can't picture a scenario where I would watch the Macy's parade

What if a random set of the balloons were filled with hydrogen, and a further random set of the lines had electric igniters at the balloon end, where one would randomly ignite whenever children cheered for Santa?


Okay we definitely have to hang out.
 
2013-11-16 12:47:51 PM

Dafatone: Until Macy's (and Jett, I guess) panicked.


Do you think maybe instead of panicking, she ust got tired of the endless bullshiat?

I know I would, maybe you need to re-think "panic"?
 
2013-11-16 12:55:31 PM

jj325: As someone who enjoys eating animals I can't picture any scenario where seeing Joan Jett on a float in the Macy's parade would make me rethink my love of steak and bacon.

/Didn't know Jett was into PETA until I read the article
//Also can't picture a scenario where I would watch the Macy's parade


If I could borrow Obama's time machine, I might check out some of these:

In 1927, a Felix The Cat balloon caught in some telephone wires and caught fire. The fire was put out, but Felix was removed from the parade.
In 1957, a Popeye the Sailor balloon's hat filled with water during heavy rain, which caused the balloon to go off-course and pour water on the crowd.
In 1982, the Bullwinkle balloon sprang a catastrophic nose leak just a few blocks shy of the finish line.[32]
In 1985, the Kermit the Frog balloon tore at the stomach. No one was injured.
In 1986, a Raggedy Ann balloon crashed into a lamppost and sent a lamp into the street. The same year, a Superman balloon had its hand torn off by a tree. Neither incident caused any injuries.[33]
In 1993, high winds pushed the Rex the Dinosaur balloon into a street light and caused his head to pop and the Sonic the Hedgehog balloon crashed into a lamppost at Columbus Circle and injured an off-duty police officer.[34]
In 1994, the Barney balloon tore its side on a lamppost, but no one was injured.[33]
In 1995, the Dudley the Dragon balloon that was leading the parade was speared and deflated on a lamppost and showered glass on the crowd below.[33]
In 1997, high winds pushed the Cat in the Hat balloon into a lamppost.[35] The falling debris struck a parade-goer, fracturing her skull and leaving her in a coma for a month. Size rules were implemented the next year, eliminating larger balloons like the Cat in the Hat.[36] The same high winds also caused the New York City Police Department to stab and stomp down the Barney balloon over crowd concerns. They also stabbed a Pink Panther balloon for the same reason. Neither of the last two balloons actually caused any injuries.[33]
In 2000, Rocky was not seen on Bullwinkle, Rocky deflated during the inflation.
In 2005, the M&M's chocolate candies balloon caught on a streetlight in Times Square. Two sisters were struck by falling debris, suffering minor injuries. As a result, new safety rules were introduced.[37] Those rules came in handy for the 2006 parade, as balloons were lowered because of rain and high winds. The M&M's balloon was retired after 2006, and replaced by a float saluting Broadway theatre and musicals. Additionally, the Barney Balloon was nearly blown away, and his foot got ripped by a street light.
In 2008, a Keith Haring-inspired balloon hit the NBC Broadcast Booth.
In 2010, high winds pushed the SpongeBob SquarePants balloon into a lampost, but it was freed.
In 2011, the Kool Aid Man balloon was tipped over when it became deflated.


HA..."catastrophic nose leak"
 
2013-11-16 12:56:02 PM

DeathRaySanta: Fine.... Off with the leather pants there, Joan.


Vegetarians are not vegans.  Wearing leather is A-OK for vegetarians.

Use this simple mnemonic to remember the difference: Vegetarians Just Don't Eat Meat, Vegans Are farking Crazy And Won't Stop Telling You About It

/Although I do agree with the pants-offening...
 
2013-11-16 01:02:12 PM

dugitman: Why would Joan Jett be on a South Dakota float in the first place?


Her Wiki bio says she was born in Pennsylvania, grew up in Maryland, and eventually moved to Los Angeles.  I really have no idea.

I think PETA is a bunch of idiots, but Joan Jett does a LOT of USO shows for the troops, and not just the easy ones like going to Germany or Kuwait.  She's a cool lady.
 
rka
2013-11-16 01:10:31 PM

Dafatone: As to why Joan Jett represents SD... who else would you go with?


Tom Brokaw.
 
2013-11-16 01:13:27 PM

Sgt Otter: dugitman: Why would Joan Jett be on a South Dakota float in the first place?

Her Wiki bio says she was born in Pennsylvania, grew up in Maryland, and eventually moved to Los Angeles.  I really have no idea.


They show a file photo of Don McLean on last year's float, who, as far as I can tell, has no connection to SD, either.

Also...the link is to an Anchorage newspaper, so I'm finding very little connection SD at all, other than whiny ranchers.
 
2013-11-16 01:20:52 PM
I've been to North Dakota. I saw a lot of rock shops, trailer parks, and Mount Rushmore. Good times.
 
2013-11-16 01:21:39 PM

foo monkey: And she's gay.  Don't forget that she's gay.

Put her on the Baltimore float.


Kinda surprised they didn't flip out over her being a lesbian as well.
 
2013-11-16 01:43:32 PM

El Dudereno: dugitman: Why would Joan Jett be on a South Dakota float in the first place?

This. I could never figure that one out. Maybe find someone with SD connections like January Jones. Granted, she doesn't sing. But does she really have to?


But then the parade people would have to deal with January Jones.
 
2013-11-16 02:00:15 PM
I've always wanted to see Joan Jett in Peta...

imstars.aufeminin.com
 
2013-11-16 05:18:54 PM
The Macy's day float is a dubious tourism notion. SD has a freaking company that makes parade balloons. Send one of those instead.

As for Joan Jett, No one cared enough to figure out who should be on the float, so someone found a has-been. Honestly, just throw candy.

Who is January Jones?
 
2013-11-16 11:35:05 PM

gfid: Bucky Katt: good for her


You were fooled by the headline.  She's not an animal rights advocate, she's  a PETA supporter.


I did read the article before posting.
 
2013-11-17 12:57:11 AM
I would lick her urethra.
 
2013-11-17 07:32:45 PM
 
2013-11-18 12:02:47 AM
I would tounge punch her fart box.
 
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