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(WRAL)   The possum drop is on, I repeat, the possum drop is on   (wral.com) divider line 88
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2013-12-23 01:38:58 PM
www.billboard.com
 
2013-12-23 01:40:22 PM
Anything that pisses off PETA is okay by me.
 
2013-12-23 01:41:11 PM
Yeah, more farking retard hick shiat
 
2013-12-23 01:41:24 PM
persephonemagazine.com
 
Rat
2013-12-23 01:43:13 PM
as God as my witness

1.bp.blogspot.com

 
Rat
2013-12-23 01:44:24 PM
sorry, my mac doesn't have an F5 key

 
2013-12-23 02:14:50 PM
fullmetalpatriotblog.com
 
2013-12-23 02:46:40 PM
I knew about the turkeys, but possums?
 
2013-12-23 02:47:36 PM
That's probably a euphemism too.
 
2013-12-23 02:48:01 PM
Opossum, thee
Opossum, thee...
 
2013-12-23 02:48:48 PM
img.fark.net
 
2013-12-23 02:48:51 PM
Meh.  The Walleye Drop is closer.
 
2013-12-23 02:50:53 PM
Can we put the PETA lawyer in a cage and drop her at midnight?

/sans cage
 
2013-12-23 02:51:49 PM

cretinbob: Yeah, more farking retard hick shiat


bighairyguy: Anything that pisses off PETA is okay by me.


Just putting these in the right order
 
2013-12-23 02:54:17 PM

bighairyguy: Anything that pisses off PETA is okay by me.


At least PETA encourages young hotties to get naked in public.

/People Exposing Tits and Ass.
 
2013-12-23 02:56:55 PM
Not available for comment...

images.wolfgangsvault.com
 
2013-12-23 02:57:01 PM
Ah, Appalachian-Americans. Who are so proud of their heritage of inbreeding, poor hygiene, racism, and lack of education. It's so refreshing to see the traditions of genuine hick-a-billy culture carrying on like an Olympics of defective DNA. Nothing like celebrating a history rich in eating mud, drinking poison, and farking livestock to reset my faith in America. Especially, when I think of the curve of multiracial bio amalgamation that is currently trending in this nation.
 
2013-12-23 02:58:36 PM
24.media.tumblr.com
 
2013-12-23 02:58:41 PM

RocketRod: [img.fark.net image 500x423]


I read the headline in Harold's voice.
 
2013-12-23 02:59:11 PM
what is this i don't even wut
 
2013-12-23 03:01:23 PM

RocketRod: [img.fark.net image 500x423]


Hey, where can I get one?
 
2013-12-23 03:01:53 PM
This whole concept now ranks is one of the dumbest and cruelest things I've ever heard of.

I think they should take everyone involved, lock them up in a box, and drop them on NYE.  And without the benefit of a slowing cable.

Stupid f'n hick assholes.
 
2013-12-23 03:03:26 PM
Way to really use your resources wisely, PETA. One possum not-saved from embarrassment and minor trauma = winning strategy for ensuring animals are treated ethically.

The worst was when I went to the Possum Drop, the first year that PETA threatened to sue. The drop organizers used a dead possum, claiming it was road kill. I suspect they just killed it. Which is a totally legal thing to do; the opossum hunting season runs from October to March in North Carolina, and there's no bag limit.

Other than THAT gruesome detail, it was a fun event. Live bluegrass music, a Miss Possum pageant with hirsute mountain men competing in drag, and people firing off muskets and cannon. Bring your own champagne, though; it's a dry county.
 
2013-12-23 03:05:59 PM

vudukungfu: Ah, Appalachian-Americans. Who are so proud of their heritage of inbreeding, poor hygiene, racism, and lack of education. It's so refreshing to see the traditions of genuine hick-a-billy culture carrying on like an Olympics of defective DNA. Nothing like celebrating a history rich in eating mud, drinking poison, and farking livestock to reset my faith in America. Especially, when I think of the curve of multiracial bio amalgamation that is currently trending in this nation.


Well, it's nice to see that there's at least ONE American ethnic subculture that you can make ignorant, bigoted statements about without fear of repercussion. Say that shiat to Zell Miller's face; you'll be facing pistols at dawn before you know it.
 
2013-12-23 03:07:01 PM
What the hell is a "possum drop?" You put a possum in a box and drop it?  Why?  Am I missing something here?  I RTFA and I still have no idea what's going on.
 
d23 [TotalFark]
2013-12-23 03:08:54 PM
s21.postimg.org

s15.postimg.org
 
2013-12-23 03:09:33 PM
Oh, and they don't DROP the possum. It's lowered slowly in a cage by a rope over the gas pump awning at midnight, then set free. Probably gives the possum a great story to tell the other possums.
 
2013-12-23 03:09:54 PM

Random Internet Persona: What the hell is a "possum drop?" You put a possum in a box and drop it?  Why?  Am I missing something here?  I RTFA and I still have no idea what's going on.


It is a mountain parody of the ball in Times Square. Jesus, do I have to explain everything on Fark today?
 
2013-12-23 03:10:12 PM
When they sing Auld Lang Possum it brings a tear to my eye.
 
2013-12-23 03:10:51 PM

Random Internet Persona: What the hell is a "possum drop?" You put a possum in a box and drop it?  Why?  Am I missing something here?  I RTFA and I still have no idea what's going on.


Think of the Times Square New Year's Eve ball drop, only the ball is a plexiglass cage with an opossum in it, and Times Square is a gas station parking lot in rural western North Carolina.
 
2013-12-23 03:11:24 PM
Jeez, if they ever found out what I did with mice and Estes rockets back in the 60's I'm screwed....
 
2013-12-23 03:11:29 PM
Random Internet Persona

What the hell is a "possum drop?" You put a possum in a box and drop it? Why? Am I missing something here? I RTFA and I still have no idea what's going on.

People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals has sued to stop the mountain town's celebration, saying it's cruel to lower a possum in a plastic box at midnight.

The red neck equivalent to the ball drop at Times Square.
 
2013-12-23 03:12:59 PM

i.imgur.com

 
2013-12-23 03:13:00 PM

durbnpoisn: This whole concept now ranks is one of the dumbest and cruelest things I've ever heard of.

I think they should take everyone involved, lock them up in a box, and drop them on NYE.  And without the benefit of a slowing cable.

Stupid f'n hick assholes.


1. It's a damn Possum, who cares

2. It brings a not insignificant amount of tourism money to an otherwise depressed region of the state

But hey who cares about the livelihood of a bunch of "hick assholes" when there's the honor of a dumb marsupial pest to uphold! It's in a cage, it's not like they kill it then string it up a flagpole.
 
2013-12-23 03:14:28 PM

uncleacid: When they sing Auld Lang Possum it brings a tear to my eye.


"Should old opossums be forgot,
A-and dropped down from the skyyyy?
Should old opossums be forgot,
While some Farkers wonder why..."
 
2013-12-23 03:14:31 PM
images24.fotki.com
 
gja [TotalFark]
2013-12-23 03:14:44 PM

Ennuipoet: [fullmetalpatriotblog.com image 400x300]


/shakes tiiiiiiny fist
 
2013-12-23 03:15:08 PM
 
2013-12-23 03:16:07 PM
Maybe PETA will back off if the event organizers learn to care properly for the possum, including giving the possum a relaxing massage.
 
2013-12-23 03:16:07 PM
At least they have given up on the sport of goose pulling though probably because nobody knows how to ride horses anymore much less owns them.

upload.wikimedia.org
Goose pulling in 19th-century West Virginia, as depicted by Frederick Remington

While the sport was invented in Europe it was most popular in the Appalachian and Southern US.

The sport involved fastening a live goose with a well-greased head to a rope or pole that was stretched across a road. A man riding on horseback at a full gallop would attempt to grab the bird by the neck in order to pull the head off.
 
2013-12-23 03:17:13 PM
Good on PETA. I rarely agree with them, but f*ck people who cause harm to animals for no reason.

Opossums are pretty cool, North America's only marsupial.
 
2013-12-23 03:20:30 PM
I see your possum drop and raise you the 1st Annual Idaho Potato Drop

http://www.idahonewyearscommission.com/
 
2013-12-23 03:20:49 PM

El Brujo: Good on PETA. I rarely agree with them, but f*ck people who cause harm to animals for no reason.

Opossums are pretty cool, North America's only marsupial.


They're not harming the opossum. Hurting its feelings a bit, but no physical harm comes to any of the possums before, during or after the drop, which is more of a slow lowering (the possum's only about 10 feet up at its highest point, so it gets "dropped" at about one foot per second).
 
2013-12-23 03:22:26 PM
powerplantmen.files.wordpress.com

All Hail the Possum Queen
 
2013-12-23 03:25:00 PM

wildcardjack: [images24.fotki.com image 500x375]


Possum, possum, possum ....
 
2013-12-23 03:30:11 PM
image.spreadshirt.com

/guy on a buffalo....
 
2013-12-23 03:31:20 PM

durbnpoisn: This whole concept now ranks is one of the dumbest and cruelest things I've ever heard of.

I think they should take everyone involved, lock them up in a box, and drop them on NYE.  And without the benefit of a slowing cable.

Stupid f'n hick assholes.


El Brujo: Good on PETA. I rarely agree with them, but f*ck people who cause harm to animals for no reason.

Opossums are pretty cool, North America's only marsupial.


The possum is treated way better than many of the animals in PETA's shelters.

Folks in the western part of the state do a lot of dumb shiat that has serious ramifications for the rest of us (like the wankstains they vote into the General Assembly), but this is not on the list of things we need to give any farks about.

mbillips: Way to really use your resources wisely, PETA. One possum not-saved from embarrassment and minor trauma = winning strategy for ensuring animals are treated ethically.


PETA has a terrible habit of trying to make a grandiose stand on every stupid little story.  The organization could do some real good if they would concentrate on animal rescue, adoption, and the prevention of actual abuse.  But their organizational culture encourages publicity stunts like flinging buckets of blood at women wearing furs.  They accomplish nothing and breed resentment and disdain for their organization.

/They're lucky they aren't more highly scrutinized by the FBI on domestic terror issues.
 
2013-12-23 03:33:10 PM

HairBolus: At least they have given up on the sport of goose pulling though probably because nobody knows how to ride horses anymore much less owns them.

[upload.wikimedia.org image 300x188]
Goose pulling in 19th-century West Virginia, as depicted by Frederick Remington

While the sport was invented in Europe it was most popular in the Appalachian and Southern US.

The sport involved fastening a live goose with a well-greased head to a rope or pole that was stretched across a road. A man riding on horseback at a full gallop would attempt to grab the bird by the neck in order to pull the head off.



I pull my goose all the time.
 
2013-12-23 03:35:25 PM
blog.foundid.com

Somebody's been dropping 'em off.
 
2013-12-23 03:36:02 PM
They don't DROP it.  It isn't harmed.
You know the pet carrier used to take a dog or cat to the veterinarian?
They have a clear plexiglass pet carrier with a possum in it.
It is lowered at midnight like the ball in Times Square.
Thats it.
It would be perfectly legal to kill the opossum, but thats not what is going on here.
This event raises awareness of opossums.
AttentionWhores at PETA is trying to steal the opposum's thunder.
An opposum might enjoy a pedicure.
img.youtube.com
 
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