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(Mental Floss)   OK, let's settle this whole "Santa is white" thing once and for all by going back to the halcyon days of Reagan in the White House to see Nancy Reagan posing beside...OH MY GOD   (mentalfloss.com) divider line 180
    More: Scary, Nancy Reagan, White House, B. A. Baracus, Mr. T  
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2013-12-18 06:56:55 PM  

Tax Boy: make me some tea: Mr. T was a good Christian.

No he wasn't! That asshole ate my balls!


I'm surprised to see that there are spherical ornaments remaining on the tree behind them...
 
2013-12-18 07:30:55 PM  

OgreMagi: Santa is whatever race each child needs him to be.

Also, Santa isn't real.


Didn't Family Guy do this when Stewie was placed in foster care because Meg pretended to be a single mom to get a waitressing job?
 
2013-12-18 07:39:32 PM  
I kept scrolling down that article, wondering when they'd get to the pictures of Nancy Reagan posing nude.  God help me, I honestly thought that's what the headline said.
 
2013-12-18 07:54:28 PM  
I guess I missed the part where it mattered what color skin ANYONE has.
 
2013-12-18 08:17:43 PM  
The First Lady received a Mr. T doll, and Mr. T got a peck on the forehead. "Oh wow, man," San-T Claus joked. "That'll start some scandal."

Punchline: "Bubba, honey, is that you?"
 
2013-12-18 08:33:37 PM  
it's pretty humorous that adults here are arguing over what color santa claus is. he's not real. he's whatever color you want him to be. whomever missed that one should really go back and reevaluate where they went wrong...
 
2013-12-18 08:57:11 PM  

JerseyTim: [www.mentalfloss.com image 500x600]

If this happened today, the New York Post would front cover a story about Michelle Obama flirting with Mr T. and the story inside would have a bunch of pictures of a scowling, disapproving Barack.


Mr. T would then turn to Barry and say, "You look mighty fine in dem mom-jeans."
 
2013-12-18 09:15:04 PM  

MyRandomName: Pants full of macaroni!!: OnlyM3: Liberals will consider this proof that Reagan was "rayyyycist". Making that poor man dress up like that.

The ones in your head?  Because they appear to be the only ones saying anything remotely similar to that.

I see you are unfamiliar with the movie The Butler who enhanced the true story with untrue moments to make Reagan appear racist. Liberals are doing their best to make Reagan into more of a grand wizard than Byrd was.


Heck, it's more fun than making Reagan a Deity.
 
2013-12-18 10:22:41 PM  
Santa is white because if he was a person of color, he would've been shot dead in a Florida home many Christmases ago.
 
2013-12-18 10:24:40 PM  

Ashyukun: enry: Nabb1: It doesn't really get more 1980's than that, folks.

Unless if he were driving the General Lee through Dallas.

Being chased by a Cylon driving K.I.T.T.


Only if the Cylon is wearing a glove on just one hand.
 
2013-12-18 10:29:24 PM  

Pants full of macaroni!!: OnlyM3: Liberals will consider this proof that Reagan was "rayyyycist". Making that poor man dress up like that.

The ones in your head?  Because they appear to be the only ones saying anything remotely similar to that.


The ones in his head are the only liberals OnlyM3 ever listens to.
 
2013-12-18 10:30:49 PM  

HiFiGuy: Santa is white because if he was a person of color, he would've been shot dead in a Florida home many Christmases ago.


Does this mean I'm getting Skittles for Christmas again?
 
2013-12-18 10:38:07 PM  

HawgWild: hardinparamedic: jst3p: big pig peaches: hardinparamedic: The Stealth Hippopotamus: Nabb1: Primitive Screwhead: HawgWild: hardinparamedic: HawgWild: BKITU: HawgWild: enry: Pocket Ninja: HawgWild: With Airwolf in hot pursuit.

Although Airwolf is shot down by Blue Thunder, which was way cooler and had whisper mode.

MacGyver picked up the pieces and used it to fix Chernobyl.  Before it broke.

Which the Greatest American Hero promptly flew into, breaking it ...

... into innumerable neon triangles.

That are then played with by The Muppet Babies.

Which explains the origins of the TEENAGE MUTANT NINJA TURTLES

Who immediately get their shells kicked by CHUCK NORRIS and his KARATE KOMMANDOS!

Who were all blown up by Street Hawk's rockets

While E.T. made a phone call. To Alf.

Which made the Transformers team up with M.A.S.K.

Which caused Strebek and Friday to fight against PAGAN.

Of course they also had to call in the American Ninja.

Afterward G.E.M. did something truly outrageous.

Starred in the Crying Game?

With the Beastmaster!


Beastmaster?  Pfffft.

www.yellmagazine.com

Did the Beastmaster have a glaive?  I think not!
 
2013-12-18 10:47:50 PM  
"Look, a black Santa!"


i.imgur.com
 
2013-12-18 10:54:27 PM  

loonatic112358: Lokilaw2012: Which then caused the five lions to form Voltron

who teams up with Rick Hunter to stop Unicrom


+1 internets for the Robotech Reference.

Who wins in a head to head contest between the SDF-1 and the Yamato from Star Blazers?
 
2013-12-18 11:48:44 PM  
durbnpoisn: Uh, how did this become an argument?

The most popular representation of Santa came from a Coca Cola ad YEARS ago.  Prior to that, the whole concept was developed by western culture in Europe.  By white people.  What the hell color did anyone expect him to be?


I don't know, ask Black Piet.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Zwarte_Piet
 
2013-12-19 12:01:19 AM  

Benjimin_Dover: JerseyTim: [www.mentalfloss.com image 500x600]

If this happened today, the New York Post would front cover a story about Michelle Obama flirting with Mr T. and the story inside would have a bunch of pictures of a scowling, disapproving Barack.

Mr. T would then turn to Barry and say, "You look mighty fine in dem mom-jeans."


Christ, that would be amazing.  We need to make this happen.
 
2013-12-19 12:01:38 AM  

durbnpoisn: Uh, how did this become an argument?

The most popular representation of Santa came from a Coca Cola ad YEARS ago.  Prior to that, the whole concept was developed by western culture in Europe.  By white people.  What the hell color did anyone expect him to be?


Now don't go all tellin' people facts. I learned that people don't like facts about how things got the way they are.
Because then the world seems logical where a progresses to b to c instead of OMG racist! Next they'll be calling you a conspiracy theorist because you read things like history....

What else are you going to do? Tell people Rudolf the Red Nose reindeer was from Montgomery Wards?

 
2013-12-19 12:13:23 AM  

dittybopper: Ashyukun: HawgWild: enry: Pocket Ninja: HawgWild: With Airwolf in hot pursuit.

Although Airwolf is shot down by Blue Thunder, which was way cooler and had whisper mode.

MacGyver picked up the pieces and used it to fix Chernobyl.  Before it broke.

Which the Greatest American Hero promptly flew into, breaking it ...

[cuteoverload.files.wordpress.com image 444x366]

Technically, that's yarn.


Yarn is pretty much just a type of thread.
 
2013-12-19 12:48:25 AM  

dittybopper: Saint Nicholas was Greek.  So, yeah, white.

/But keep little boys off his lap.


greece now means white. greece then means a lot of things. this is where ol st nick was from:

img.fark.net
 
2013-12-19 12:49:33 AM  

Somacandra: gerrymander: keep on thinking Democrats are correct when they call for different racial Santas for black kids and white kids. Just don't be surprised when they move on to calling for different schools, different lunch counters, and different water fountains.

4/10

Needs more Christmas animated bling on a crying Bald Eagle.


4? That wasn't even a 1. I almost put him on ignore, next time I see something that stupid from him will be the last time I see anything from him that someone else doesn't quote. Looks like a weak troll to me.
 
2013-12-19 12:51:46 AM  

JAGUART: vernonFL: The only problem with Mr. T as Santa Claus is that every Christmas Eve he refuses to get on the sleigh, folding his arms and saying, "you aint gettin me in no sleigh, Nancy Reagan!"

So Nancy Reagan has to put roofies in his eggnog to knock him out before he'll get in the sleigh.

My friend gets so drunk at our yearly office Christmas party I usually have to help him get in his car.


You're a good friend.

/Glad to be sharing the road with him.
 
2013-12-19 12:54:15 AM  

Buttbone McGillicutty: vodka: This thread is not going to be complete without a Manimal reference

Or "Tales of the Gold Monkey"


Oh man! I loved that one so much!
 
2013-12-19 12:57:23 AM  

mbillips: NathanAllen: Santa is Turkish/Eastern Roman, case closed. What, just because he moved from real person to mythical creature you think the color of his Middle-eastern skin changed?

Same thing with people arguing that Jesus was white, really?

There are lots of "white" people in the Levant. Arabs and Jews aren't any darker than anyone else who lives around the Mediterranean; they just often get more sun. Jesus most likely had brown eyes, brunet or black hair and a tan. In "Murica, if you fit that description and are of Italian or Jewish descent, you're considered "white, no?"

What a modern Palestinian "brown" person may look like, i.e. "white":

[www.washingtonpost.com image 512x344]


And yet, as Semitic peoples, they often aren't considered "white".
 
2013-12-19 01:13:45 AM  

leadmetal: durbnpoisn: Uh, how did this become an argument?

The most popular representation of Santa came from a Coca Cola ad YEARS ago.  Prior to that, the whole concept was developed by western culture in Europe.  By white people.  What the hell color did anyone expect him to be?

Now don't go all tellin' people facts. I learned that people don't like facts about how things got the way they are.
Because then the world seems logical where a progresses to b to c instead of OMG racist! Next they'll be calling you a conspiracy theorist because you read things like history....

What else are you going to do? Tell people Rudolf the Red Nose reindeer was from Montgomery Wards?


Santa Claus -> St. Nick -> actual Greek guy
 
2013-12-19 05:37:38 AM  
Does it matter? As with all things related to Reagan, reality is irrelevant. What matters is the myth built up around the name.
 
2013-12-19 05:53:42 AM  

gerrymander: SovietCanuckistan: As usual, Republicans shoot their mouth off, get called on it, claim it was a joke, then the internet provides examples of just how wrong they are. I will never get tired of this.

Mr. T dressed as Santa isn't a refutation, it's a casting stunt.

But hey, keep on thinking Democrats are correct when they call for different racial Santas for black kids and white kids. Just don't be surprised when they move on to calling for different schools, different lunch counters, and different water fountains. They just love segregation -- always have, always will.


This.    The democrats are the most racist of the 2 main political parties, and this is just more proof.    Pandering to specific races and ethnicitys is horrible.  Here is a tip democrats: treat everyone equally for a change.  Its a typical divide and conquer strategy with a twist.
 
2013-12-19 08:20:51 AM  

Danger Avoid Death: Diogenes: I feel like I'm having flashbacks.  Anyone remember this thing?

[media-cache-ec0.pinimg.com image 633x872]

Man, that critic at the top really is a hack.  80s satire?

[i1.ytimg.com image 480x360]

"Yours is a superior intellect."

/couldn't find the death scene, but it's the same guy who played The Phoenix.


The only one that matters.
 
2013-12-19 12:23:06 PM  
That some one who is black might dress up as Santa does not mean that the historical depictions of Saint Nicholas/Father Christmas have not always been white.

This is all full of of sound and fury but signifies nothing.
 
2013-12-19 04:02:47 PM  
OH MY GOD, WHO THE HELL CARES?
 
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