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(ITV)   South Korean Christmas parade features penguins dressed in Santa suits in latest proof that some countries don't quite get Christmas (with video weirdness)   (itv.com) divider line 30
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2013-12-18 06:41:31 AM
I'll take this over the weirdness that is the Philippines around Easter time.
 
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2013-12-18 07:51:41 AM
Santa was a penguin.

/War on Christmas
 
2013-12-18 07:57:09 AM
Black footed, African penguins. Hmmmm.
 
2013-12-18 07:57:11 AM
i3.kym-cdn.com

A family of black-footed or African penguins.....



;-p
 
GBB
2013-12-18 07:57:15 AM

vpb: Santa was a penguin.

/War on Christmas


4.bp.blogspot.com
black AND white??
 
2013-12-18 07:58:12 AM
Yes because the true Christmas story has a fat man dressing up in a red suit to advertise Coca Cola.
 
2013-12-18 08:01:37 AM
And so is Jesus!
 
2013-12-18 08:03:40 AM
Penguins love xmas. Reminds them that it's still winter somewhere
 
2013-12-18 08:04:47 AM
I don't think it's *that* weird...we let Coke get away with their polar bears every year, and penguins are associated with cold weather.
 
2013-12-18 08:05:28 AM

opiumpoopy: Yes because the true Christmas story has a fat man dressing up in a red suit to advertise Coca Cola.


I see this has already been covered.
 
2013-12-18 08:05:48 AM
Aren't those already called jackass penguins. Sheesh.
 
2013-12-18 08:10:38 AM
Your country doesn't truly celebrate Christmas until you begin sacrificing the lives of the unprepared during the late hours of Thanksgiving Day or sometime on Black Friday.

Celebrating with cute winter themed family events is just naivety to the true nature of Christmas.  Not a family holiday celebrating the warmth of kin with gifts for the young, but a terrible and monstrous horror that turns normal rational humans into merciless gluttons for material objects who make cold, robot-like decisions that have no condition for what is honest, good, or even humane, but hinge only upon what brings them the greatest material wealth.

Merry Christmas.
 
2013-12-18 08:19:07 AM
The tree, the wreath, the yule log....all northern Germanic pagan traditions that well predate Christmas.  So why are they still associated with Jesus?  Oh yeah...it's the only way early Christians were able to covert those heathens, by associating their ancient rituals with Christmas.

So...hey, I see no problem with dressing up penguins, not much different than dressing up a tree.
 
2013-12-18 08:35:17 AM

Lord_Dubu: opiumpoopy: Yes because the true Christmas story has a fat man dressing up in a red suit to advertise Coca Cola.

I see this has already been covered.


People don't really actually believe this is true do they?
 
2013-12-18 08:42:05 AM

ImNotFatImFluffy: Lord_Dubu: opiumpoopy: Yes because the true Christmas story has a fat man dressing up in a red suit to advertise Coca Cola.

I see this has already been covered.

People don't really actually believe this is true do they?


Destroy everyone's faith, who don't you?

http://www.snopes.com/holidays/christmas/santa/cocacola.asp
 
2013-12-18 08:52:08 AM
Nothing as strange as a "Xrismas" card with Santa nailed to the cross send to me by a friend teaching English in Japan. I wish I'd kept it!
 
2013-12-18 09:20:53 AM

opiumpoopy: ImNotFatImFluffy: Lord_Dubu: opiumpoopy: Yes because the true Christmas story has a fat man dressing up in a red suit to advertise Coca Cola.

I see this has already been covered.

People don't really actually believe this is true do they?

Destroy everyone's faith, who don't you?

http://www.snopes.com/holidays/christmas/santa/cocacola.asp


the only problem i see with this snopes entry is, while sundblom already had santa drawings for 4 years in the magazine prior to their santa drawings in coca cola ads, the coca cola ad santa still looks different...a unique, if extremely similar, image of the jolly old fat man. so, coca cola may not have technically invented the modern image of santa, but the ad agency who created the image specifically drew the coca cola santa image unique for cc.

also, in another thread yesterday, concerning santa being a white man, someone said the modern cc santa image is white, and they've yet to see a black cc santa. there is a billboard i pass every morning along 35W with a black santa coca cola ad.
 
2013-12-18 09:22:36 AM
This was adorable, very Christmasy in the same crazed, wonderful way that got us a talking snowman, a deer with a glowing nose, and dead pine trees in every living room.
 
2013-12-18 09:30:21 AM
Subby that was not weird.  It was kinda lame.
 
2013-12-18 09:34:22 AM

Silly_Sot: and dead pine trees in every living room


Hmmm... the whole dead pine tree thing has a bit more history that you seem aware of. I agree with your sentiment though.
 
2013-12-18 09:51:46 AM
It is a FACT that Santa lives at the North Pole. It is a FACT that penguins live at the South Pole. So the war on Christmas is going to kill us.
 
2013-12-18 09:57:26 AM

Russ1642: It is a FACT that Santa lives at the North Pole. It is a FACT that penguins live at the South Pole. So the war on Christmas is going to kill us.


well think about THIS and tell me there isn't some hardcore shiat going on:
both the NORTH and SOUTH poles, where santa and penguins live, respectively, are freezing cold, yet today's predicted high here in ft worth is around 70*f!

santa and the penguins are fighting a war on xmas, and we're caught in the middle! they are trying to burn us out!

or something.

i could use more caffeine
 
2013-12-18 10:42:50 AM
And some Americans don't quite get Thanksgiving.

www.redstate.com
 
2013-12-18 11:30:04 AM
I don't care if they got it ass backwards, that farking adorable : )
 
2013-12-18 12:22:02 PM
Over there they call Santa "Annual Gift Man" and he lives on the moon.
 
2013-12-18 12:25:30 PM

rev. dave: Subby that was not weird.  It was kinda lame.


No, subby is a scrooge with no heart!

Wrath of Heaven: I don't care if they got it ass backwards, that farking adorable : )


This. It was extremely cute!
 
2013-12-18 12:30:18 PM
Everland is not in Seoul, at all. It's here, in Yongin, where I live. Bad journalistic geography editors are bad.
 
2013-12-18 12:32:08 PM
The kid in the video looked like he was contemplating how they taste.
 
2013-12-18 04:50:28 PM

Mytch: Your country doesn't truly celebrate Christmas until you begin sacrificing the lives of the unprepared during the late hours of Thanksgiving Day or sometime on Black Friday.


Well, in that case, there's a very good argument Worst Korea makes up for it with the trifecta of Valentine's Day (far more commercialised than in the US), White Day on the 14th of March (kind of an Opposite to the American tradition of Steak & BJ Day, but also far more commercialised) and Black Day on the 14th of April (which can be best seen as a Festivus to the aforementioned Valentine's Day and White Day, when singles sit together and air their grievances over black bean based foodstuffs--and it is STILL more commercialised, at least among Korean food vendors, than Festivus is).
 
2013-12-18 06:59:13 PM
It's the South, man.
 
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