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(Some Guy)   Catholic blogger spins the Wheel of Persecution and lands on... KFC, for calling Christmas carols "stupid" in a commercial. Help, help, I'm being repressed   (catholicvote.org) divider line 162
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gja [TotalFark]
2014-01-10 01:32:43 PM

ikanreed: gja: Sin_City_Superhero: OK. I'll post it...

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Not making comment on the repression thing, just pointing out your data is crap.

Yours is the world, which largely focuses on oppression of people by threatening them.  His is where Christians actually cry "how dare you oppress us?!!?!?" all the time.


The data I chose doesn't focus on anything related to oppression. That's YOUR take on it. It's just data.

Belias: gja: Sin_City_Superhero: OK. I'll post it...

[www.adherents.com image 480x446]

Not making comment on the repression thing, just pointing out your data is crap.

Not sure why the religions of the entire world would apply in this case, rather than the religions of the UK, which I think you'll find more closely matches the graphic you're calling "crap"

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The advert was in the UK, but the blogger clearly is not so....whatever. He WAS blabbering on about a UK advert, that I will give you.
 
2014-01-10 01:32:47 PM

Carolus99: Do those moderate Judeo-Christian values include shipping the middle class jobs overseas? You know, since that seems to be the real reason that it's withering away as opposed to just blaming "hipsters".


Pants full of macaroni!!: Lemme guess - it all started when mandatory teacher-led Christian prayer in public schools was declared unconstitutional? Because that was the point at which Everything Started To Go Wrong, right?


Janusdog: mark12A: Why is it that religious people are so fond of getting pissed off for no reason at all?

Because we *had* a rather nice, polite society with a strong middle class, civilized public behavior and thought the future was going to be even better. After almost a generation of making war against the moderate Judeo-Christian culture that enabled that nice state of affairs, we're now watching the middle class wither away, factionalism on the rise, predatory societal behavior spreading as we slide downward to a dystopian  Blade Runner future...all because traditional values are too corny for today's hipsters. The legacy of generations of western civilization's improvements to the state of mankind are being pissed away by today's mass media driven corrosive culture. Enjoy your new Dark Ages...

Yes, yes, religion was clearly the reason for the abberant few decades of a strong middle class and without "traditional values" (no abortion, racial lynchings, segregation, etc) we will slide into another Dark Age.

Irony. And not the Alanis kind.


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2014-01-10 01:35:20 PM
Do those moderate Judeo-Christian values include shipping the middle class jobs overseas? You know, since that seems to be the real reason that it's withering away as opposed to just blaming "hipsters".

Those values do not include shipping jobs overseas. Those values DO include Patriotism, which influenced American business leaders of past generations to care about their country and society and not do things that hurt the country.

But, since the 60's Patriotism is totes uncool, man, which makes it easier to live with yourself when you're an executive making decisions to close down American factories and ship the equipment overseas just so they can get a nice little bump in their stock price.

See how that works?
 
2014-01-10 01:37:15 PM

farm machine: Carolus99: Do those moderate Judeo-Christian values include shipping the middle class jobs overseas? You know, since that seems to be the real reason that it's withering away as opposed to just blaming "hipsters".

While we're drawing mind numbing correlations perhaps I should ask if hipster values fail to support SAE sockets.  You know, since I just checked in my toolbox and can't seem to find my 9/16th's socket anywhere.


The good news is that it's a self-correcting problem. Once some of the hipsters realize that no other hipsters are practicing Judeo-Christian values, they'll start to do so ironically. This trend will spread until the pews will be packed with Ray-Bans as far as the eye can see.
 
2014-01-10 01:37:22 PM

Marcus Aurelius: What type of misanthropic, bitter society does KFC think we live in?  ...asks the bitter misanthrope.


KFC Chiefs country?img.fark.net
 
2014-01-10 01:38:24 PM
Keep
Farking that
Chicken.
 
2014-01-10 01:39:16 PM

mark12A: Why is it that religious people are so fond of getting pissed off for no reason at all?

Because we *had* a rather nice, polite society with a strong middle class, civilized public behavior and thought the future was going to be even better. After almost a generation of making war against the moderate Judeo-Christian culture that enabled that nice state of affairs, we're now watching the middle class wither away, factionalism on the rise, predatory societal behavior spreading as we slide downward to a dystopian  Blade Runner future...all because traditional values are too corny for today's hipsters. The legacy of generations of western civilization's improvements to the state of mankind are being pissed away by today's mass media driven corrosive culture. Enjoy your new Dark Ages...


Translation:  White Xtian males are mad because they're no longer openly allowed to dominate and discriminate against everyone else in the name of Jesus
 
2014-01-10 01:39:20 PM

mark12A: Do those moderate Judeo-Christian values include shipping the middle class jobs overseas? You know, since that seems to be the real reason that it's withering away as opposed to just blaming "hipsters".

Those values do not include shipping jobs overseas. Those values DO include Patriotism, which influenced American business leaders of past generations to care about their country and society and not do things that hurt the country.

But, since the 60's Patriotism is totes uncool, man, which makes it easier to live with yourself when you're an executive making decisions to close down American factories and ship the equipment overseas just so they can get a nice little bump in their stock price.

See how that works?


Are you implying the CEO's of Fortune 500 companies are hipsters? I hope I'm being trolled, because that's a level of stupid I'm having difficulty wrapping my mind around.
 
2014-01-10 01:39:29 PM
enderthexenocide: honest question: has anyone here ever actually gone caroling or had other people caroling at their house? in my entire life i have never seen someone actually go caroling. i can't believe anyone does this.

Not since those A. M. E. folks caroled over at the Zimmerman's.
 
gja [TotalFark]
2014-01-10 01:41:04 PM

skozlaw: skozlaw: gja: Not making comment on the repression thing, just pointing out your data is crap.

The original chart the meme is based on made it clear that it's referencing the U.S. population. The data is fine, it's the labeling that's crap.

Actuality, scratch that, the original joke doesn't make that clear either. But that's why the numbers are like that, it's the U.S. population, not world.

Which makes sense since it's a joke about how U.S. Christians spend so much time complaining about the most inane crap as if they're so terribly put upon any time anybody dares to not kowtow to them.

Send these jackasses off to Egypt or Sudan for awhile and let's see what they think of real oppression against Christians.


Send them wherever. They are only pretending to be Christian anyway. All they really are is hateful dirtbags.
 
2014-01-10 01:41:59 PM

peacheslatour: enderthexenocide: honest question:  has anyone here ever actually gone caroling or had other people caroling at their house?  in my entire life i have never seen someone actually go caroling.  i can't believe anyone does this.

I have.  When I was a kid.  Not since then and I don't think I've seen anyone doing it in many years, but yeah people used to.


I think it's a regional thing...
...and a small town thing
...and a bygone era thing...

\Can remember twice as a kid - never since then.
 
2014-01-10 01:45:02 PM

Carolus99: mark12A: Do those moderate Judeo-Christian values include shipping the middle class jobs overseas? You know, since that seems to be the real reason that it's withering away as opposed to just blaming "hipsters".

Those values do not include shipping jobs overseas. Those values DO include Patriotism, which influenced American business leaders of past generations to care about their country and society and not do things that hurt the country.

But, since the 60's Patriotism is totes uncool, man, which makes it easier to live with yourself when you're an executive making decisions to close down American factories and ship the equipment overseas just so they can get a nice little bump in their stock price.

See how that works?

Are you implying the CEO's of Fortune 500 companies are hipsters? I hope I'm being trolled, because that's a level of stupid I'm having difficulty wrapping my mind around.


They're far more likely to be white Christian males who were teens during such "enlightened" times.

He's either trolling or an idiot.
 
2014-01-10 01:47:50 PM
Time was when a man could eat greasy, nausea-inducing fried chicken, artificial mashed potatoes, and this rubbery thing that's supposed to be a biscuit, and feel he was right with the lord.

Those were simpler times.
 
2014-01-10 01:48:17 PM

mokinokaro: They're far more likely to be white Christian males who were teens during such "enlightened" times.


I too hate honkies and their oppressing ways.
 
2014-01-10 01:48:27 PM

SirEattonHogg: The real crime here is that KFC thought people would actually willingly watch a commercial for a full 2 minutes and 30 seconds.


This. Are all UK commercials this long? Do they program shows differently?

AteMyBrain: I'm only offended by the fact that they pronounced the "h" in "herb".

I know...it's a Brit thang. But this is fried chicken we're talking about.


Also this - I didn't realize anyone did that. It is strangely off-putting and makes me think of the WKRP sales guy.

/I still use the 'an' in front of 'historic', though, so I guess I've not much room to talk.
//and still pronounce the 'h'
///3
 
2014-01-10 01:51:12 PM

enderthexenocide: honest question:  has anyone here ever actually gone caroling or had other people caroling at their house?  in my entire life i have never seen someone actually go caroling.  i can't believe anyone does this.


We did this in 4-H, but only in nursing homes, not random residential areas.
 
2014-01-10 01:52:35 PM

stpauler: Also, we should be cognizant of the fact that Christ brings us together far more greater than any food or material possession ever could, and that we need to not only place him at the center of our lives but that we need to convince others to do so as well.

Hey kids, you want food or Christ?
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This is really a great example of how far Christian churches have gone away fro the teachings of Christ.  Christ told us that if our brother needed food or clothing, we should give him what he needs.  Just patting him on the head and saying "I'll pray for you" doesn't meet his need.  But today's so called Christian churches, in an effort to appeal to the masses, instead put together a nice prayer circle to cover this.  That way the ladies can pop into the gigantic, ostentatious church building, have coffee and "fellowship" (gossip time) rattle off some prayers and... voila their duty is done.  Stupid.  Feed the hungry, don't just pray they will get fed.

Sadly, I don't think Jesus would consider the Catholic church to be an example of His teachings.  did Jesus wear fancy robes and wear a bright red hat?  No.  Did Jesus preach from a fancy church building, with gold covered images and expensive outfittings?  No.  So when you ridicule "Christians", remember that not many churches toady are really practicing what Jesus taught.  A move back to the basics of loving one another as He loved us would be a positive development.
 
2014-01-10 01:52:52 PM

mokinokaro: Carolus99: mark12A: Do those moderate Judeo-Christian values include shipping the middle class jobs overseas? You know, since that seems to be the real reason that it's withering away as opposed to just blaming "hipsters".

Those values do not include shipping jobs overseas. Those values DO include Patriotism, which influenced American business leaders of past generations to care about their country and society and not do things that hurt the country.

But, since the 60's Patriotism is totes uncool, man, which makes it easier to live with yourself when you're an executive making decisions to close down American factories and ship the equipment overseas just so they can get a nice little bump in their stock price.

See how that works?

Are you implying the CEO's of Fortune 500 companies are hipsters? I hope I'm being trolled, because that's a level of stupid I'm having difficulty wrapping my mind around.

They're far more likely to be white Christian males who were teens during such "enlightened" times.

He's either trolling or an idiot.


Fairly consistent right wing troll.
 
2014-01-10 01:56:23 PM

Russ1642: Why is it that religious people are so fond of getting pissed off for no reason at all?


Nope it's because they can't come to terms with the fact that they aren't the center of the universe.
 
2014-01-10 01:56:45 PM

mark12A: But, since the 60's Patriotism is totes uncool, man, which makes it easier to live with yourself when you're an executive making decisions to close down American factories and ship the equipment overseas just so they can get a nice little bump in their stock price.


Appears you've been drinking the same Kool-Aid as the blogger that wrote the article.  Stop looking for hidden meanings and messages in every thing.  Newsflash!!!  More often than not you'll be completely incorrect.

Prior to the 60's wasn't it those very same Patriotic businessmen that enabled things such as the Triangle fire, Pemberton mill collapse, etc.?  Rather then ship jobs overseas they looked to bump up their stock price and profits by ignoring safety in the workplace.  They merely shipped their workers off the work site in body bags because they were good god fearing men and patriots to boot.  Not to worry though, 10 Hail Mary's and an Act of Contrition are all it takes to be absolved of these massacres.
 
2014-01-10 01:56:48 PM

enderthexenocide: honest question:  has anyone here ever actually gone caroling or had other people caroling at their house?  in my entire life i have never seen someone actually go caroling.  i can't believe anyone does this.


GWAR goes caroling.
 
2014-01-10 01:58:13 PM
I'm all for mocking butthurt religous people for their perceived "persecution". Too bad you can't mock other groups for similar bullshiat.
 
2014-01-10 01:59:28 PM

mark12A: Why is it that religious people are so fond of getting pissed off for no reason at all?

Because we *had* a rather nice, polite society with a strong middle class, civilized public behavior and thought the future was going to be even better. After almost a generation of making war against the moderate Judeo-Christian culture that enabled that nice state of affairs, we're now watching the middle class wither away, factionalism on the rise, predatory societal behavior spreading as we slide downward to a dystopian  Blade Runner future...all because traditional values are too corny for today's hipsters. The legacy of generations of western civilization's improvements to the state of mankind are being pissed away by today's mass media driven corrosive culture. Enjoy your new Dark Ages...


8/10
I thought the whole "Everything would be alright if we could just go back to 1952" thing was a bit too obvious, but you sure got a lot of bites.
 
2014-01-10 02:01:08 PM

Russ1642: Why is it that religious people are so fond of getting pissed off for no reason at all?


They've based their entire lives on their religion. If they have a reason to question the tenets of their faith or if they have to acknowledge that there is a perfectly acceptable way of living that has nothing to do with their religion (as their religion tells them that through this faith is the only way to live) then it puts their entire life into chaos. Their life may be based on something false or flawed. They can't handle it. So they go on the attack. The best defense is a good offense, as some say.
 
2014-01-10 02:02:04 PM
Is the tag for the submitter?  First off, that wasn't the point of the article at all.  The author, as much as they were overreacting and fueling a false cultural war, was saying that the behaviour of the people in the commercial was a disgusting representation of society that isn't really appropriate for a season meant to be about joy.

Second, there was nothing significant about being oppressed or repressed...  there was never a cry of loss of rights, being controlled, or not being free to practice.  At worst the blog was complaining that a stupid commercial was denigrating what is an important religious holiday for the blogger.

Maybe the subby isn't one of those anti-theists who favors evidence over belief.
 
2014-01-10 02:04:22 PM
They're far more likely to be white Christian males who were teens during such "enlightened" times.

Correct. And they absorbed that 60's rebellion crap and it influences their culture that is currently saying phuque America, send the jobs overseas, I've got mine and I don't give a damm about my country's future. If it turns into Blade Runner, what the phuque do I care?

You can whine and whine about the assorted injustices (discrimination, lynchings, etc.) in traditional times, and we can go around and around about the specifics, but OVERALL, society steadily improved for all under that moral influence. Blacks did not win their freedom in the Civil War, it was a bunch of Christian white guys that fought and bled to free the slaves. The contributions of black soldiers helped, but didn't matter either way. Civil rights would not have gotten anywhere if not for the moral and active support of American Christian institutions.

So as you enjoy your self righteous rants against Christians, the fact remains that Judeo-Christian values are responsible for the development of human rights and tolerance in American society.

And as we toss those traditional values away, we slide into a sort of modern feudalism, near term much like Blade Runner, long term more like Dune, with the re-emergence of Royal Houses and a peasant class.
 
gja [TotalFark]
2014-01-10 02:05:08 PM

CtrlAltDestroy: enderthexenocide: honest question:  has anyone here ever actually gone caroling or had other people caroling at their house?  in my entire life i have never seen someone actually go caroling.  i can't believe anyone does this.

GWAR goes caroling.


Funny, the first time I saw them was in the movie "Empire Records". I assumed (incorrectly) they were a made-up part just for the movie.
Took a look and found lots about them. Very talented and very funny.
 
2014-01-10 02:06:05 PM
"The Christian Right is neither."
 
2014-01-10 02:08:37 PM

farm machine: While we're drawing mind numbing correlations perhaps I should ask if hipster values fail to support SAE sockets. You know, since I just checked in my toolbox and can't seem to find my 9/16th's socket anywhere.


Use a 5/8, and put a piece of paper over the bolt head. Should work if the bolt isn't too tight. Or try a 14mm.
 
2014-01-10 02:08:41 PM

CtrlAltDestroy: Russ1642: Why is it that religious people are so fond of getting pissed off for no reason at all?

They've based their entire lives on their religion. If they have a reason to question the tenets of their faith or if they have to acknowledge that there is a perfectly acceptable way of living that has nothing to do with their religion (as their religion tells them that through this faith is the only way to live) then it puts their entire life into chaos. Their life may be based on something false or flawed. They can't handle it. So they go on the attack. The best defense is a good offense, as some say.


Uh, the Catholic Church teaches that if you don't question the tenets of your faith you don't legitimately own it.  All Catholics are called to question and challenge.

Also, there's no teaching in the Church that says it's the only way to live.  It does say it's the only church with the fulness of truth, but that's a bit different, and there is goodness and truth possible in all belief systems.  Hell, the Pope said that publicly last year, just to clarify.

But you know, feel free to speak for the internal thought and emotional processes of other people... that's totally valid.
 
2014-01-10 02:08:47 PM

peacheslatour: enderthexenocide: honest question:  has anyone here ever actually gone caroling or had other people caroling at their house?  in my entire life i have never seen someone actually go caroling.  i can't believe anyone does this.

I have.  When I was a kid.  Not since then and I don't think I've seen anyone doing it in many years, but yeah people used to.


Same here, as a kid (I think with the Boy Scouts)... but, yeah, I've live in a developed neighborhood for 10+ years, don't recall carolers at all in the neighborhood ever.    I think it was something people did back in the days when they didn't have a dozen other things they could do online or watch on TV.  Also people 30 years ago more or less thought "everyone" in their neighborhood would want to hear Christian Christmas carols.... I think people are more private and "P.C." now and don't assume everyone in the neighborhood is Christian (and thusly would want to have 10 people at their door singing an off-key version of "Joy to the World").
 
2014-01-10 02:08:48 PM

CtrlAltDestroy: enderthexenocide: honest question:  has anyone here ever actually gone caroling or had other people caroling at their house?  in my entire life i have never seen someone actually go caroling.  i can't believe anyone does this.

GWAR goes caroling.


GWAR rules so much.
 
2014-01-10 02:09:14 PM

lordjupiter: mark12A: Why is it that religious people are so fond of getting pissed off for no reason at all?

Because we *had* a rather nice, polite society with a strong middle class, civilized public behavior and thought the future was going to be even better. After almost a generation of making war against the moderate Judeo-Christian culture that enabled that nice state of affairs, we're now watching the middle class wither away, factionalism on the rise, predatory societal behavior spreading as we slide downward to a dystopian  Blade Runner future...all because traditional values are too corny for today's hipsters. The legacy of generations of western civilization's improvements to the state of mankind are being pissed away by today's mass media driven corrosive culture. Enjoy your new Dark Ages...

Translation:  White Xtian males are mad because they're no longer openly allowed to dominate and discriminate against everyone else in the name of Jesus


Because it is impossible to be a decent, well-adjusted member of society without adhering to and proselytizing Judeo-Christian teachings.
 
gja [TotalFark]
2014-01-10 02:10:39 PM

The hopeless imp: "The Christian Right is neither."


www.cafleurebon.com

"Discuss....."
 
2014-01-10 02:11:46 PM

mark12A: They're far more likely to be white Christian males who were teens during such "enlightened" times.

Correct. And they absorbed that 60's rebellion crap and it influences their culture that is currently saying phuque America, send the jobs overseas, I've got mine and I don't give a damm about my country's future. If it turns into Blade Runner, what the phuque do I care?

You can whine and whine about the assorted injustices (discrimination, lynchings, etc.) in traditional times, and we can go around and around about the specifics, but OVERALL, society steadily improved for all under that moral influence. Blacks did not win their freedom in the Civil War, it was a bunch of Christian white guys that fought and bled to free the slaves. The contributions of black soldiers helped, but didn't matter either way. Civil rights would not have gotten anywhere if not for the moral and active support of American Christian institutions.

So as you enjoy your self righteous rants against Christians, the fact remains that Judeo-Christian values are responsible for the development of human rights and tolerance in American society.

And as we toss those traditional values away, we slide into a sort of modern feudalism, near term much like Blade Runner, long term more like Dune, with the re-emergence of Royal Houses and a peasant class.


Oh holy shiat. Even trolling, saying that white Christian people are responsible for giving civil rights to black people is just over the top farktarded.
 
2014-01-10 02:11:52 PM

Belias: gja: Sin_City_Superhero: OK. I'll post it...

[www.adherents.com image 480x446]

Not making comment on the repression thing, just pointing out your data is crap.

Not sure why the religions of the entire world would apply in this case, rather than the religions of the UK, which I think you'll find more closely matches the graphic you're calling "crap"

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Religion is pac man eating pie.
 
2014-01-10 02:13:57 PM

mark12A: traditional values


"He knew about concerned citizens.  Wherever they were, they all spoke the same private language, where 'traditional values' meant 'hang someone'."  ~ T. Pratchett

/yeah i know, fished in - i'm bored, ok?
 
2014-01-10 02:15:01 PM
That was hilarious! I wish we had ads like that in the US. Some blogger needs to get the chicken bone out of his ass.
 
2014-01-10 02:15:02 PM

vudukungfu: White people's problems.


It's good to be white.
 
2014-01-10 02:15:05 PM

gja: Sin_City_Superhero: OK. I'll post it...

[api.ning.com image 350x355]

[www.adherents.com image 480x446]

Not making comment on the repression thing, just pointing out your data is crap.


Yeah, i doubt 21% of the US is Muslim in faith, which is what his pic was referring to (which even i got)
 
2014-01-10 02:20:06 PM
Because it is impossible to be a decent, well-adjusted member of society without adhering to and proselytizing Judeo-Christian teachings.

I'm an Atheist, but I still recognize the utility and success of the Judeo-Christian value system. It delivered results, like modern democracy, human rights and the Industrial Revolution. I have a hard time seeing today's Nihilist culture providing the same results. I see governments clogging up and becoming increasingly obstructive and useless, industry innovation drying up and increasingly ham-strung by predatory lawyers, a widening Balkanization of society and an ever spreading dread of the future.
 
2014-01-10 02:21:29 PM
www.nomad4ever.com
 
gja [TotalFark]
2014-01-10 02:22:11 PM

Smoking GNU: gja: Sin_City_Superhero: OK. I'll post it...

[api.ning.com image 350x355]

[www.adherents.com image 480x446]

Not making comment on the repression thing, just pointing out your data is crap.

Yeah, i doubt 21% of the US is Muslim in faith, which is what his pic was referring to (which even i got)


Worldwide....worldwide.
 
2014-01-10 02:22:25 PM
In their defense. Most of the Carols I've met during Christmas are vapid airheads
 
2014-01-10 02:22:40 PM

foxy_canuck: Uh, the Catholic Church teaches that if you don't question the tenets of your faith you don't legitimately own it. All Catholics are called to question and challenge.


Yeah, right. And when you do question the tenants of Catholicism, you are met with "You just have to have faith." That's not a real answer, but it's the best you'll get.
 
2014-01-10 02:23:08 PM

mark12A: Because it is impossible to be a decent, well-adjusted member of society without adhering to and proselytizing Judeo-Christian teachings.

I'm an Atheist, but I still recognize the utility and success of the Judeo-Christian value system. It delivered results, like modern democracy, human rights and the Industrial Revolution. I have a hard time seeing today's Nihilist culture providing the same results. I see governments clogging up and becoming increasingly obstructive and useless, industry innovation drying up and increasingly ham-strung by predatory lawyers, a widening Balkanization of society and an ever spreading dread of the future.


You just made a common mistake, I made it years ago as well.

Atheist does not mean Nihilist
 
2014-01-10 02:25:27 PM

gja: Smoking GNU: gja: Sin_City_Superhero: OK. I'll post it...

[api.ning.com image 350x355]

[www.adherents.com image 480x446]

Not making comment on the repression thing, just pointing out your data is crap.

Yeah, i doubt 21% of the US is Muslim in faith, which is what his pic was referring to (which even i got)

Worldwide....worldwide.


SSSs pic, dude. HIS pic. And i meant UK.
 
2014-01-10 02:25:39 PM

dletter: peacheslatour: enderthexenocide: honest question:  has anyone here ever actually gone caroling or had other people caroling at their house?  in my entire life i have never seen someone actually go caroling.  i can't believe anyone does this.

I have.  When I was a kid.  Not since then and I don't think I've seen anyone doing it in many years, but yeah people used to.

Same here, as a kid (I think with the Boy Scouts)... but, yeah, I've live in a developed neighborhood for 10+ years, don't recall carolers at all in the neighborhood ever.    I think it was something people did back in the days when they didn't have a dozen other things they could do online or watch on TV.  Also people 30 years ago more or less thought "everyone" in their neighborhood would want to hear Christian Christmas carols.... I think people are more private and "P.C." now and don't assume everyone in the neighborhood is Christian (and thusly would want to have 10 people at their door singing an off-key version of "Joy to the World").


At the time that we did it, we knew everyone in the neighborhood, we used to have 4th of July block parties and everyone not only knew your name, they knew your kids names and your dogs name. I guess it was just a more innocent time.  But it was all young, white families starting out and I'm sure if you got them all together now there would be much more diversity, which I think is progress.
 
2014-01-10 02:25:59 PM

cwolf20: In their defense. Most of the Carols I've met during Christmas are vapid airheads


4.bp.blogspot.com
 
2014-01-10 02:26:09 PM
The wife and I prefer Popeyes anyway.

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