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(OCLC.Org)   A guide to the Southern Tenant Farmers' Union... also known as the STFU   ( divider line
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5365 clicks; posted to Main » on 07 Apr 2004 at 12:48 AM (13 years ago)   |   Favorite    |   share:  Share on Twitter share via Email Share on Facebook   more»

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2004-04-06 02:43:38 PM  
Followed with:

We don't care how you did it up north
2004-04-06 02:52:16 PM  
...and get back to work!!
2004-04-06 03:03:16 PM  
while we are at it.
support the WTF
2004-04-06 03:30:32 PM  
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2004-04-06 05:11:40 PM  
I want to join these guys just so I can get a business card that says:

President, STFU
2004-04-06 05:28:54 PM  
Sphinx, me too, though I'm thinking along the lines of a bumper sticker or something else that can be displayed prominently.
2004-04-06 09:04:57 PM  
Before they changed their name, there was a group named the Furman University Christian Knights.
2004-04-07 12:50:29 AM  
why should this be the least bit interesting
2004-04-07 12:53:40 AM  
They need to start selling T-Shirts (if they don't already, I didn't RTFA). It'd be bigger than the FCUK shirts.
2004-04-07 12:53:45 AM  
I wonder if they make buttons or t-shirts; something like "Celebrating 36 years of STFU."
2004-04-07 12:55:43 AM  
hahahah.............i just got the joke

/drunk so please excuse my tardiness
2004-04-07 12:56:19 AM  
Hey,infatuatingly_hideous, you don't like the link? Well:

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2004-04-07 12:59:27 AM  
Apparent Nuisance - i apologize for not immedietely recognizing the humor of an organization being named STFU, but i am impaired by the sweet nectar of the grains.

/btw i would enjoy i nice cup
2004-04-07 01:00:41 AM  

2004-04-07 01:06:28 AM  
Thanks for the support...
2004-04-07 01:08:22 AM  
Interesting. Website has this photo of their first president:

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2004-04-07 01:09:14 AM  
They should team up with the National Observatory Omission Board. Then they could have the STFU NOOB convention.
/ill quit making up Organizations now.
2004-04-07 01:11:42 AM  
There was a college in Wichita, KS called

Friends University of Central Kansas

until they changed the name.
2004-04-07 01:12:01 AM  
You mean this?

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2004-04-07 01:12:21 AM  
This link was approved
But the Ashcroft declares war on Boobies link,0,3004361.sto​ry?coll= bal-home-headlines

was denied .... I figured Ashcroft's war on Boobies would be news worthy especialy here ....

Go figure
2004-04-07 01:17:19 AM  
I think they covered that topic a day or two ago... Ashcrofts righteous attack on naked boobies.

/dons flameretardent suit
2004-04-07 01:20:59 AM  
Hello slow news day
2004-04-07 01:22:00 AM  
Does anybody have the incriminating photo of Sam Walls in a dress?
2004-04-07 01:25:32 AM  
in league with the MILF
2004-04-07 01:34:49 AM  
Not everything gets posted, even good articles that you think should. There are a number of reasons why it might not, but rather than explain them I shall instead keep with the theme of this thread are refer you to the graphics telling you to STFU.
2004-04-07 01:35:22 AM  
Stand proud if you were once a member of the Church Of Christ Kids group.
2004-04-07 01:35:30 AM  
did this get submitted soley for the acronym?
2004-04-07 01:48:27 AM  
The Southern Tenant Farmers' Union (STFU), a biracial union of sharecroppers, tenant farmers, and small landowners, came into existence in the cotton plantation country of Arkansas in July, 1934, under the leadership of a group of socialists, including H.L. Mitchell and Howard Kester.

heh. kickass.
2004-04-07 01:51:41 AM  
i actually found out about this not even a month ago. i found it in my history textbook while researching for a paper, but i had no idea it still existed.
2004-04-07 02:06:08 AM  
2004-04-07 02:55:54 AM  
I'm sure when the members of STFU have a meeting, they all enjoy a nice cup of... coffee.
2004-04-07 03:29:29 AM  
GOD DAMN Hilarious threads on fark tonight
2004-04-07 03:33:02 AM  
There's also WTF if you're interested in Taekwondo.
2004-04-07 06:04:11 AM  
Did anyone else think it odd that the STFU's records are all maintained at Cornell University?

--on the other hand, having lived in Ithaca for a short while and there having met more than my share of godless Commies, I suppose it's not all that odd.
2004-04-07 08:40:21 AM  
Fun stuff. I should mention that to my fiancee, who got reprimanded at work yesterday. Apparently during a moment of free time, a co-worker sent out an e-mail message to all the folks in the department which read;

"Holy sh**! Idle time in the queue!"

Another fellow responded with;

"WTF r u talking about?"

She apparently ended up taking the bait and responded with the ever so witty;

"STFU! LOL! OMG Zerg rush!"

...but apparently the first fellow ended up CCing all the supervisors. Cue all three of them ending up getting a write-up... for... uh... an asterisked out swearword, and another one abbreviated down to a single letter? Apparently the use of a SINGLE LETTER is not appropriate in the workplace. And a supervisor apparently made a comment that "they'd hate to lose her over something like this".

Guess I'll have to tell her to make sure that any time she uses the STFU abbreviation from now on, she makes absolutely certain that she states the fact that this four letter acronym signifies her respect for the Southern Tenant Farmer's Union.
2004-04-07 09:36:52 AM  
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2004-04-07 09:45:53 AM  
Holy crap, my history class just got through with the Great Depression era, and a couple weeks ago our professor mentioned the Southern Tenant Farmers Union. He proceeded to write STFU on the board, and then he had no idea why half the class couldn't stop laughing.
2004-04-07 10:15:50 AM  
or maybe fark.
2004-04-07 10:17:17 AM​lton+Uni ty+Christian+Knights

that's better. Not much though.

Way to blow the gag moron... /me goes and sulks
2004-04-07 11:45:21 AM  
2004-04-07 10:17:17 AM mcsey

Why don't you STFU?
2004-04-07 12:17:28 PM  
I don't get it.
2004-04-07 12:33:08 PM  
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2004-04-07 02:03:03 PM  
i want a sticker that says "STFU want' you as a member"
2004-04-07 02:54:09 PM  
Then there's StFU - Saint Francis University.
2004-04-07 03:14:14 PM  

It's great seeing "WTF wins Tony Award" in the local paper.

/about 10 minutes from WTF
2004-04-07 03:56:07 PM  
2004-04-07 02:54:09 PM TypoFlyspray
Then there's StFU - Saint Francis University.

Heh heh. My sister went there. For one semester. :)
2004-04-07 04:16:46 PM  
Hey, the link is from OCLC! w00t! Librarians unite! ;)
2004-04-07 06:55:58 PM (the listed source for this link) is a huge organization that coordinates inter-library lending. It's pretty cool.

/random fact
2004-04-07 07:04:46 PM  
Photon: Furman's mascot isn't the Christian Knights. Well sort of. They are the Paladins. A Paladin is one of the 12 peers of Charlemagne. The crowd does yell "FU!" at football games, especially after a bad call by the officials. I should know, they whipped our ass in football this year.

/Go Chattannooga!
2004-04-07 10:31:13 PM  
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