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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 46
    More: Scary, Nancy Reagan, White House, B. A. Baracus, Mr. T  
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2013-12-18 02:32:56 PM  
4 votes:

HawgWild: With Airwolf in hot pursuit.


Although Airwolf is shot down by Blue Thunder, which was way cooler and had whisper mode.
2013-12-18 02:06:41 PM  
4 votes:
www.mentalfloss.com

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.
2013-12-18 05:23:43 PM  
3 votes:

real_headhoncho: That was when Bill the Cat went "Ack!"


Bill the Cat is still popular today, he just looks a little different:

www.thewrap.com
2013-12-18 05:16:48 PM  
3 votes:
This thread is not going to be complete without a Manimal reference
2013-12-18 03:41:50 PM  
2 votes:
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.
2013-12-18 03:32:52 PM  
2 votes:
I feel like I'm having flashbacks.  Anyone remember this thing?

media-cache-ec0.pinimg.com

Man, that critic at the top really is a hack.  80s satire?
2013-12-18 02:31:15 PM  
2 votes:

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.


With Airwolf in hot pursuit.
2013-12-18 02:07:18 PM  
2 votes:
It doesn't really get more 1980's than that, folks.
2013-12-19 04:02:47 PM  
1 votes:
OH MY GOD, WHO THE HELL CARES?
2013-12-18 06:32:48 PM  
1 votes:

Kit Fister: ladyfortuna: Kit Fister: Considering that Santa Claus, or Saint Nicholas, is of German origin,

Not so much, actually. I wouldn't have known either though if they hadn't mentioned it on The Daily Show. Their take-down of this whole stupid thing was kind of epic...

http://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Santa_Claus

So apparently Saint Nicholas and the Santa Claus tradition came from different roots and merged. Oh well.


Merged, and radically changed in America, into an artificially contrived "family" holiday designed to present an alternative to traditional English Christmas. Christmas in Merry Olde England was such a boozeup that one of the first things the Massachusetts Bay Colony did was to ban Christmas as a pagan orgy with no Scriptural backing. People were punished in Boston for taking the day off on Christmas, because the Puritans well knew that Jesus was most likely born in March, and that the Roman Catholic Church had glommed on to Saturnalia in the Roman Empire, and other solstice celebrations elsewhere.

All this is from The Battle for Christmas, where among other things, I learned that Christmas caroling back in the day was more like Halloween. If a mob of drunken boys and servants showed up outside your door yowling carols off key, and you didn't buy them off with wassail, they'd chuck iceballs and rocks through your windows.
2013-12-18 05:48:36 PM  
1 votes:
Santa is whatever race each child needs him to be.

Also, Santa isn't real.
2013-12-18 05:11:13 PM  
1 votes:

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

"Yours is a superior intellect."

/couldn't find the death scene, but it's the same guy who played The Phoenix.
2013-12-18 05:00:41 PM  
1 votes:

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.


*points and laughs at the stupid*
2013-12-18 05:00:38 PM  
1 votes:

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

It never was. Megyn Kelly said something hilariously stupid, people laughed at the stupid, and then a bunch of stupid people got all defensive of the stupid.


Ah.  I see.  Wikipedia already has an explanation of it.
Yep.  That was pretty stupid.
2013-12-18 04:52:40 PM  
1 votes:

mrphil: zulius: 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.

Who promptly ate Garfield.


That was when Bill the Cat went "Ack!"
2013-12-18 04:46:43 PM  
1 votes:

Duke_leto_Atredes: wheatpennyandaglock: http://www.fark.com/comments/8065883/88253164#c88253164" rel=nofollow target=_blank>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.

while RUN DMC rapped christmas carols

Just walk this way


While Freddy Krueger and the Fat Boys sang Jingle Bells
2013-12-18 04:34:19 PM  
1 votes:
I demand Samuel L as white house Santa this year!

mrwgifs.com
2013-12-18 04:28:10 PM  
1 votes:
"First name:  Mister.   Middle name:  Period.  Last name:  T."

I ran into a Mr T cosplayer at a con a few years ago, and we were joking around he was hysterical.   The subject of fools came up.  (Of course).

"Aw Mr T, everybody knows all fools deserve pity.   You taught us that!"    He chuckled a lot.
2013-12-18 04:03:47 PM  
1 votes:
The Jan/Feb issue of Playboy (to maximize profit they now only print 11 issues/year, it's been this way a few years) is the 60th anniversary and one of the editors (George Lois) reminisced over the last 60 years of ads that appeared in the magazine...

ALKA-SELTZER, December 1979: During a time of black revolution and rising racial tensions, I shocked America by depicting the surly badass Sonny Liston as the first black Santa on the cover of the December 1963 Issue of Esquire. (Sports Illustrated later described the boxer as "looking like the last man on earth America wanted to see coming down its chimney.") Only 16 years later, the sight of Sammy Davis Jr. as a smiling Santa in an Alka-Seltzer ad didn't even piss off the grand wizard of the Ku Klux Klan.

with the pic of Sammy Davis Jr. as Santa holding up a fizzing glass and toting a sack overflowing with 70s style Alka-Seltzer boxes, sleigh being pulled by 8 cartoon reindeer.

/KATE MOSS
2013-12-18 04:00:24 PM  
1 votes:

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?
2013-12-18 03:58:41 PM  
1 votes:

DROxINxTHExWIND: hardinparamedic: DROxINxTHExWIND: hardinparamedic: Primitive Screwhead: Who were all blown up by Street Hawk's rockets

Which caused Starscream to yell at Megatron


Please. Stop.

/I never say this, but I LOVE THIS THREAD

[i.imgur.com image 500x281]
[www.awesomelyluvvie.com image 500x281]


Funny, I have horrible memories of Sonic the Hedgehog. See, Xmas when I was in 5th grade was pivitol because with the introduction of two new gaming systems, kids in my neighborhood were all making the big decision...Nintendo or Sega? In the weeks before Xmas that year I had the opportunity to play Joe Montana Football with the kid of my mom's co-worker and I liked it so much i made my decision right there. We were gonna be a Sega Genesis household.

Fast-forward to the week after Xmas when I get to school and everyone starts rattling off what they got for Xmas. Turns out, i was the only dumbass who got a Genesis. Everyone else went Nintendo. So, for the rest of the year, while they traded games and cheat codes (up,down,B,A,B, right, right), I was stuck on the sidelines looking clueless. I grew to hate Sonic, as he represented the genesis brand. I didn't get my Nintendo for three years. So, fark Sonic for my bad decision.

/End CSB


Sega was the superior game platform.
2013-12-18 03:55:58 PM  
1 votes:
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?
2013-12-18 03:48:33 PM  
1 votes:

Bareefer Obonghit: Just Say Bro.


I'm still waiting for the Reagan Family Cuckold Porn to be leaked.


Is this a real thing or something you made up?
2013-12-18 03:46:31 PM  
1 votes:

Mikey1969: "Oh wow, man," San-T Claus joked. "That'll start some scandal."

Just a little one...


LOL.  If I ever have a child I'm naming it Scandal.
2013-12-18 03:46:04 PM  
1 votes:

hardinparamedic: Primitive Screwhead: Who were all blown up by Street Hawk's rockets

Which caused Starscream to yell at Megatron


Then these guys found the eggnog.....

img.fark.net
2013-12-18 03:44:31 PM  
1 votes:

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.
2013-12-18 03:43:30 PM  
1 votes:

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


yes. He had so much pitty on people.
2013-12-18 03:43:11 PM  
1 votes:

DROxINxTHExWIND: hardinparamedic: Primitive Screwhead: Who were all blown up by Street Hawk's rockets

Which caused Starscream to yell at Megatron


Please. Stop.

/I never say this, but I LOVE THIS THREAD


i.imgur.com
www.awesomelyluvvie.com
2013-12-18 03:43:09 PM  
1 votes:

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.
2013-12-18 03:42:04 PM  
1 votes:

Anti-Geek: HawgWild: 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.

With Airwolf in hot pursuit.

With Crockett and Tubbs chasing that in a Ferrari Spider!


... followed by a DeLorean.
2013-12-18 03:31:52 PM  
1 votes:

Primitive Screwhead: Who were all blown up by Street Hawk's rockets


Which caused Starscream to yell at Megatron
2013-12-18 03:31:34 PM  
1 votes:

sigdiamond2000: [img.fark.net image 615x345]

"This doesn't count! Mr. T is one of the good ones!"


img855.imageshack.us
2013-12-18 03:31:12 PM  
1 votes:

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
2013-12-18 03:29:20 PM  
1 votes:

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!
2013-12-18 03:26:31 PM  
1 votes:

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
2013-12-18 03:26:05 PM  
1 votes:

Ashyukun: serial_crusher: 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.

I thought it was just 3

Didn't really matter though since Automan and Cursor showed up shortly thereafter and put it back together.


You guys are like the Misfits of Science Fiction.
2013-12-18 03:13:57 PM  
1 votes:

serial_crusher: 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.

I thought it was just 3


Didn't really matter though since Automan and Cursor showed up shortly thereafter and put it back together.
2013-12-18 03:13:54 PM  
1 votes:

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.
2013-12-18 02:48:42 PM  
1 votes:

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
2013-12-18 02:45:13 PM  
1 votes:

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 ...
2013-12-18 02:38:07 PM  
1 votes:

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.
2013-12-18 02:36:46 PM  
1 votes:

Pocket Ninja: HawgWild: With Airwolf in hot pursuit.

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


And a JAFO.
2013-12-18 02:27:25 PM  
1 votes:

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.
2013-12-18 02:08:04 PM  
1 votes:
I love the fact that at one point in history, Mr. T was so powerful he could hold audience with presidents and kings.
2013-12-18 01:57:37 PM  
1 votes:
Posted: July 11, 2010

Looks like this was "settled" before it became an "issue."

/still funny
2013-12-18 01:52:40 PM  
1 votes:
i.imgur.com

Holy crap that is beautfiul!

Nice Magen David with the Crucifix in front too.
 
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