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(The Hard Times)   Suspicious Protestor with Mohawk, Lots of Gold Chains Topples Philadelphia's "Rocky" Statue   (thehardtimes.net) divider line
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2020-07-24 1:56:35 PM  
 OK, subby, I lol'd after you successfully duped me into clicking the link. Bookmarked the site for potential future lols.

Also, this seems like the right time to mention how much this white boy loved Mr. T while growing up. If you're a person above a certain age and don't fondly recall the T, well, I pity you.

Looking back, as an adult, my fav Mr. T moment has to be that picture with Nancy Reagan in his lap. As a kid it meant nothing to me but I now I relish the idea of many white Reagan-slurpers were terribly uncomfortable with it.
 
2020-07-24 5:05:05 PM  
The funniest part was when the subby pretended he wasn't the subby.
 
2020-07-24 5:05:53 PM  
Man, the Village People changed their line-up.

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2020-07-24 5:06:22 PM  

dickfreckle: OK, subby, I lol'd after you successfully duped me into clicking the link. Bookmarked the site for potential future lols.

Also, this seems like the right time to mention how much this white boy loved Mr. T while growing up. If you're a person above a certain age and don't fondly recall the T, well, I pity you.

Looking back, as an adult, my fav Mr. T moment has to be that picture with Nancy Reagan in his lap. As a kid it meant nothing to me but I now I relish the idea of many white Reagan-slurpers were terribly uncomfortable with it.


My drunk ass almost got arrested for trying to climb on top of it.
 
2020-07-24 5:08:57 PM  
Paramedics attempted to airlift the man to nearby Jefferson Hospital, but were forced to sedate him via tranquilizer-spiked milk due to the alleged vandalizer's intense fear of flying.

Guess he's Gonna Fly Now.
 
2020-07-24 5:09:11 PM  

theflatline: dickfreckle: OK, subby, I lol'd after you successfully duped me into clicking the link. Bookmarked the site for potential future lols.

Also, this seems like the right time to mention how much this white boy loved Mr. T while growing up. If you're a person above a certain age and don't fondly recall the T, well, I pity you.

Looking back, as an adult, my fav Mr. T moment has to be that picture with Nancy Reagan in his lap. As a kid it meant nothing to me but I now I relish the idea of many white Reagan-slurpers were terribly uncomfortable with it.

My drunk ass almost got arrested for trying to climb on top of it.



Since you're admitting that you were drunk, does that mean that you're also a mod?
 
2020-07-24 5:09:53 PM  
I was in that area once and saw this guy standing by the Rocky statue, telling a crowd of tourists about the Art Museum, the statue and its meaning to the city of Philadelphia. After about ten minutes of this, some cops came by and said, "Hey, (I guess) Steve, we keep telling you you gotta stop doing this. If you don't leave, we gotta take you it."

Turns out it wasn't a tour guide, it was some homeless guy telling stories about Philly stuff for change. It was one of the greatest things I'd ever seen.
 
2020-07-24 5:18:15 PM  

Soup4Bonnie: Paramedics attempted to airlift the man to nearby Jefferson Hospital, but were forced to sedate him via tranquilizer-spiked milk due to the alleged vandalizer's intense fear of flying.

Guess he's Gonna Fly Now.


I knew The Hard Times was satire, but "vandalizer" is such an idiotic grammar error that I had to double check that's who TFA was from, it added the air of legitimacy, considering the modern state of (ahem) "journalism".
 
2020-07-24 5:21:03 PM  
Oh, my sides.
 
2020-07-24 5:22:06 PM  
I lived with this dude  once who wanted to share with me the biggest influence on his life and his attitude.

He put a tape in the VCR and it was "Rocky."

Today, I regret being so callously insensitive, I think I even might have broken out in laughter.

Turns out he had all the Rocky movies.
 
2020-07-24 5:23:41 PM  
If he topples, he topples
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2020-07-24 5:26:12 PM  
Are we sure it's satire, they recently attacked a statue of an elk.
 
2020-07-24 5:26:49 PM  

whidbey: I lived with this dude  once who wanted to share with me the biggest influence on his life and his attitude.

He put a tape in the VCR and it was "Rocky."

Today, I regret being so callously insensitive, I think I even might have broken out in laughter.

Turns out he had all the Rocky movies.


You are lucky he didnt murder you to death for laughing.
 
2020-07-24 5:45:42 PM  

dickfreckle: OK, subby, I lol'd after you successfully duped me into clicking the link. Bookmarked the site for potential future lols.

Also, this seems like the right time to mention how much this white boy loved Mr. T while growing up. If you're a person above a certain age and don't fondly recall the T, well, I pity you.

Looking back, as an adult, my fav Mr. T moment has to be that picture with Nancy Reagan in his lap. As a kid it meant nothing to me but I now I relish the idea of many white Reagan-slurpers were terribly uncomfortable with it.


I always disliked the goofiness of his over-the-top cliche caricature. It was like a modern minstrel act.
My dislike for him was cemented when he took a chainsaw to the the historic landscaping at a house he bought.
 
2020-07-24 5:49:27 PM  

whidbey: I lived with this dude  once who wanted to share with me the biggest influence on his life and his attitude.

He put a tape in the VCR and it was "Rocky."

Today, I regret being so callously insensitive, I think I even might have broken out in laughter.

Turns out he had all the Rocky movies.


Did he have this? I saw it years ago. They edited his dick mostly out. Mostly.

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2020-07-24 5:50:32 PM  
Take it back! Do do do dooo, take it back!
 
2020-07-24 5:57:20 PM  
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Ah piddy dah foo who don' drink Mr. & Mrs. T bloody mary mix!
 
2020-07-24 6:07:34 PM  

theflatline: dickfreckle: OK, subby, I lol'd after you successfully duped me into clicking the link. Bookmarked the site for potential future lols.

Also, this seems like the right time to mention how much this white boy loved Mr. T while growing up. If you're a person above a certain age and don't fondly recall the T, well, I pity you.

Looking back, as an adult, my fav Mr. T moment has to be that picture with Nancy Reagan in his lap. As a kid it meant nothing to me but I now I relish the idea of many white Reagan-slurpers were terribly uncomfortable with it.

My drunk ass almost got arrested for trying to climb on top of it.


Why were you trying to climb onto Mr T's lap?
 
2020-07-24 6:09:06 PM  

mithras_angel: theflatline: dickfreckle: OK, subby, I lol'd after you successfully duped me into clicking the link. Bookmarked the site for potential future lols.

Also, this seems like the right time to mention how much this white boy loved Mr. T while growing up. If you're a person above a certain age and don't fondly recall the T, well, I pity you.

Looking back, as an adult, my fav Mr. T moment has to be that picture with Nancy Reagan in his lap. As a kid it meant nothing to me but I now I relish the idea of many white Reagan-slurpers were terribly uncomfortable with it.

My drunk ass almost got arrested for trying to climb on top of it.


Since you're admitting that you were drunk, does that mean that you're also a mod?


His donkey was drunk. He's just a terrible ass master for standing by doing nothing.
 
2020-07-24 6:12:18 PM  

whidbey: I lived with this dude  once who wanted to share with me the biggest influence on his life and his attitude.

He put a tape in the VCR and it was "Rocky."

Today, I regret being so callously insensitive, I think I even might have broken out in laughter.

Turns out he had all the Rocky movies.


movies with the biggest influence on people should have its own thread.  Mine would be:

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and
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2020-07-24 6:22:46 PM  
But when I offered to help, the mohawk guy screamed, 'Quit your jibber-jabber, stay in school, and grab that rope, fool,'"

God damn that's funny
 
2020-07-24 6:36:54 PM  
I wouldn't have included the shop of Mr. T in the background of the statue, but still, a healthy chuckle was had.
 
2020-07-24 6:50:16 PM  

dickfreckle: OK, subby, I lol'd after you successfully duped me into clicking the link. Bookmarked the site for potential future lols.

Also, this seems like the right time to mention how much this white boy loved Mr. T while growing up. If you're a person above a certain age and don't fondly recall the T, well, I pity you.

Looking back, as an adult, my fav Mr. T moment has to be that picture with Nancy Reagan in his lap. As a kid it meant nothing to me but I now I relish the idea of many white Reagan-slurpers were terribly uncomfortable with it.


I remember seeing Mr. T before he was famous on a "world's toughest bouncer" competition show where he ran an obstacle course that ended with having to crash through a door and also included a midget tossing competition.

I shiat you not.
 
2020-07-24 6:55:08 PM  
This is the quality content I come to the internet for
 
2020-07-24 6:55:28 PM  

theknuckler_33: dickfreckle: OK, subby, I lol'd after you successfully duped me into clicking the link. Bookmarked the site for potential future lols.

Also, this seems like the right time to mention how much this white boy loved Mr. T while growing up. If you're a person above a certain age and don't fondly recall the T, well, I pity you.

Looking back, as an adult, my fav Mr. T moment has to be that picture with Nancy Reagan in his lap. As a kid it meant nothing to me but I now I relish the idea of many white Reagan-slurpers were terribly uncomfortable with it.

I remember seeing Mr. T before he was famous on a "world's toughest bouncer" competition show where he ran an obstacle course that ended with having to crash through a door and also included a midget tossing competition.

I shiat you not.


well I'm off to YouTube
 
2020-07-24 7:01:49 PM  

Marcos P: theknuckler_33: dickfreckle: OK, subby, I lol'd after you successfully duped me into clicking the link. Bookmarked the site for potential future lols.

Also, this seems like the right time to mention how much this white boy loved Mr. T while growing up. If you're a person above a certain age and don't fondly recall the T, well, I pity you.

Looking back, as an adult, my fav Mr. T moment has to be that picture with Nancy Reagan in his lap. As a kid it meant nothing to me but I now I relish the idea of many white Reagan-slurpers were terribly uncomfortable with it.

I remember seeing Mr. T before he was famous on a "world's toughest bouncer" competition show where he ran an obstacle course that ended with having to crash through a door and also included a midget tossing competition.

I shiat you not.

well I'm off to YouTube


Good luck. I can't find any.

Did find this pic, though.

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2020-07-24 7:05:44 PM  

Marcos P: theknuckler_33: dickfreckle: OK, subby, I lol'd after you successfully duped me into clicking the link. Bookmarked the site for potential future lols.

Also, this seems like the right time to mention how much this white boy loved Mr. T while growing up. If you're a person above a certain age and don't fondly recall the T, well, I pity you.

Looking back, as an adult, my fav Mr. T moment has to be that picture with Nancy Reagan in his lap. As a kid it meant nothing to me but I now I relish the idea of many white Reagan-slurpers were terribly uncomfortable with it.

I remember seeing Mr. T before he was famous on a "world's toughest bouncer" competition show where he ran an obstacle course that ended with having to crash through a door and also included a midget tossing competition.

I shiat you not.

well I'm off to YouTube


From Wikipedia:

While he was in his late twenties, Tureaud won two tough-man competitions consecutively.[21] The first aired as "Sunday Games" on NBC-TV under the contest of "America's Toughest Bouncer" which included throwing a 150-pound (68 kg) stuntman, and breaking through a 4-inch (10 cm) wooden door.

ok, so NOT a midget (and perhaps not an obstacle course... might have just been breaking down the door).   But hey, that was 40 years ago... I was 12.
 
2020-07-24 7:09:24 PM  
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2020-07-24 7:18:54 PM  

kkinnison: If he topples, he topples
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After reading the actual I'm actually disappointed that it wasn't about "Ivan Drago caught paying Taliban fighters to topple Rocky statue"
 
2020-07-24 7:19:36 PM  

ShavedOrangutan: kkinnison: If he topples, he topples
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After reading the actual I'm actually disappointed that it wasn't about "Ivan Drago caught paying Taliban fighters to topple Rocky statue"


I can has typing:

After reading the article, I'm actually...
 
2020-07-24 8:00:56 PM  

theknuckler_33: dickfreckle: OK, subby, I lol'd after you successfully duped me into clicking the link. Bookmarked the site for potential future lols.

Also, this seems like the right time to mention how much this white boy loved Mr. T while growing up. If you're a person above a certain age and don't fondly recall the T, well, I pity you.

Looking back, as an adult, my fav Mr. T moment has to be that picture with Nancy Reagan in his lap. As a kid it meant nothing to me but I now I relish the idea of many white Reagan-slurpers were terribly uncomfortable with it.

I remember seeing Mr. T before he was famous on a "world's toughest bouncer" competition show where he ran an obstacle course that ended with having to crash through a door and also included a midget tossing competition.

I shiat you not.


He was Leon Spinks bodyguard during his brief stint as heavyweight champion. Wasn't much of a bodyguard as Leon was always slipping away from the crowds and disappearing for a few days. I think the publicity from the two Ali fights really launched Mr. Ts career.
 
2020-07-24 8:04:06 PM  
hahaha that's not comedy
 
2020-07-24 8:06:45 PM  

Nosatril: theknuckler_33: dickfreckle: OK, subby, I lol'd after you successfully duped me into clicking the link. Bookmarked the site for potential future lols.

Also, this seems like the right time to mention how much this white boy loved Mr. T while growing up. If you're a person above a certain age and don't fondly recall the T, well, I pity you.

Looking back, as an adult, my fav Mr. T moment has to be that picture with Nancy Reagan in his lap. As a kid it meant nothing to me but I now I relish the idea of many white Reagan-slurpers were terribly uncomfortable with it.

I remember seeing Mr. T before he was famous on a "world's toughest bouncer" competition show where he ran an obstacle course that ended with having to crash through a door and also included a midget tossing competition.

I shiat you not.

He was Leon Spinks bodyguard during his brief stint as heavyweight champion. Wasn't much of a bodyguard as Leon was always slipping away from the crowds and disappearing for a few days. I think the publicity from the two Ali fights really launched Mr. Ts career.


I think there's a big difference between being a body guard hired for a specific day/event (which is what I think Mr. T was) compared to a personal assistant, e.g. baby-sitter to mind someone 24/7.
 
2020-07-24 8:09:32 PM  

whidbey: I lived with this dude  once who wanted to share with me the biggest influence on his life and his attitude.

He put a tape in the VCR and it was "Rocky."

Today, I regret being so callously insensitive, I think I even might have broken out in laughter.

Turns out he had all the Rocky movies.


lol

To be fair to "Rocky", it was a great flick. The rest of them became sillier and sillier and turned the whole thing into a joke.

/too bad they went and made sequels
//stallone can actually act when he tries, imho the rocky silliness put him on a dumber path than we all deserved
///first blood is great too
 
2020-07-24 8:15:59 PM  

gameshowhost: whidbey: I lived with this dude  once who wanted to share with me the biggest influence on his life and his attitude.

He put a tape in the VCR and it was "Rocky."

Today, I regret being so callously insensitive, I think I even might have broken out in laughter.

Turns out he had all the Rocky movies.

lol

To be fair to "Rocky", it was a great flick. The rest of them became sillier and sillier and turned the whole thing into a joke.

/too bad they went and made sequels
//stallone can actually act when he tries, imho the rocky silliness put him on a dumber path than we all deserved
///first blood is great too


NOTHING IS OVER!!!!
 
2020-07-24 8:24:00 PM  

theknuckler_33: gameshowhost: whidbey: I lived with this dude  once who wanted to share with me the biggest influence on his life and his attitude.

He put a tape in the VCR and it was "Rocky."

Today, I regret being so callously insensitive, I think I even might have broken out in laughter.

Turns out he had all the Rocky movies.

lol

To be fair to "Rocky", it was a great flick. The rest of them became sillier and sillier and turned the whole thing into a joke.

/too bad they went and made sequels
//stallone can actually act when he tries, imho the rocky silliness put him on a dumber path than we all deserved
///first blood is great too

NOTHING IS OVER!!!!


Hot Shots 2: Chicken Arrow
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2020-07-24 8:53:15 PM  
I pity the fool who tries, yet fails miserably, to compete with The Onion.
 
2020-07-24 9:23:07 PM  

LarryDan43: The funniest part was when the subby pretended he wasn't the subby.


Fine joke but I swear it wasn't me. Seldom submit, I just dig Mr. T, man.
 
2020-07-24 9:26:52 PM  

LarryDan43: The funniest part was when the subby pretended he wasn't the subby.



You're full of sh*t, brother, It'd almost never me. Sometimes I just show up at the right time.

/penis
 
2020-07-24 9:39:06 PM  
They really should tear it down since the whole saga is about the white man putting down uppity challengers.

1) Rocky legitimately defeats the black man but has his victory stolen because affirmative action types award extra points to the black man.

2) Rocky comes back and beats the black man so thoroughly that nobody can dispute his superiority.

3) Rocky then faces a virtual superhuman black man that everybody else is afraid of and manages to beat him senseless.

4) Then Rocky defeats a socialist hero in his own country so spectacularly that all the other socialists cheer him and his capitalist ways.

5) Rocky retires but starts training another white guy how best to beat up black men. But the white protege is lured away by a lying unscrupulous black man who corrupts him. Then the black guy convinces the protege to attack Rocky. Rocky fights back and beats both his ex protege and the black man.

6) Rocky has been retired for 20 years and is so past his prime he should be in a wheelchair. But when the current black champion gets uppity and says he could have beaten Rocky, Rocky is forced to come out of retirement. Despite being feeble he still manages to fight the inferior black man to a split decision and only loses because of affirmative action discrimination just like in his first fight.

7) The son of the black champion Rocky first beat realizes he can't become a champion himself unless he is trained by the superior boxing white man.  Unfortunately even Rocky can't train a black man who won't listen to his advice so he loses his fight.

8) The student of master Rocky becomes frightened when he is challenged by a white man. He begs Rocky to help him but Rocky says no and so the white challenger beats him badly.  Feeling guilty Rocky agrees to help train him for the rematch teaching him that since he can't compete in skill his only chance is to learn to take a punch and let the superior white man tire himself out.  The fight takes place and when the white man's mother sees that he isn't easily defeating a black man she walks out of the arena in humiliation.  The white man's father looks at Rocky and realizes that socialists can never beat properly trained capitalists even if they are black, so he surrenders to capitalism just like he did 25 years before.
 
2020-07-24 9:42:34 PM  
My top two Mr T moments:

2) When he showed up on "Mister Robinson's Neighborhood", featuring Eddie Murphy on SNL.   "The word for today is PAIN"

1) When he showed up for "the Year 2000" on the Conan claymation Halloween special.
 
2020-07-24 10:03:21 PM  

gameshowhost: whidbey: I lived with this dude  once who wanted to share with me the biggest influence on his life and his attitude.

He put a tape in the VCR and it was "Rocky."

Today, I regret being so callously insensitive, I think I even might have broken out in laughter.

Turns out he had all the Rocky movies.

lol

To be fair to "Rocky", it was a great flick. The rest of them became sillier and sillier and turned the whole thing into a joke.

/too bad they went and made sequels
//stallone can actually act when he tries, imho the rocky silliness put him on a dumber path than we all deserved
///first blood is great too


I mean, it won three academy awards and a golden globe, along with assorted other international awards.  Also loosely based on a true story.
 
2020-07-24 10:08:18 PM  

theknuckler_33: Marcos P: theknuckler_33: dickfreckle: OK, subby, I lol'd after you successfully duped me into clicking the link. Bookmarked the site for potential future lols.

Also, this seems like the right time to mention how much this white boy loved Mr. T while growing up. If you're a person above a certain age and don't fondly recall the T, well, I pity you.

Looking back, as an adult, my fav Mr. T moment has to be that picture with Nancy Reagan in his lap. As a kid it meant nothing to me but I now I relish the idea of many white Reagan-slurpers were terribly uncomfortable with it.

I remember seeing Mr. T before he was famous on a "world's toughest bouncer" competition show where he ran an obstacle course that ended with having to crash through a door and also included a midget tossing competition.

I shiat you not.

well I'm off to YouTube

From Wikipedia:

While he was in his late twenties, Tureaud won two tough-man competitions consecutively.[21] The first aired as "Sunday Games" on NBC-TV under the contest of "America's Toughest Bouncer" which included throwing a 150-pound (68 kg) stuntman, and breaking through a 4-inch (10 cm) wooden door.

ok, so NOT a midget (and perhaps not an obstacle course... might have just been breaking down the door).   But hey, that was 40 years ago... I was 12.


I saw that, too!!!  People used to think I was making that shiat up when I would tell them.  Well, pre-internet and all.

We had one TV at the time with a cable box and somehow I talked my parents and sister into watching that show instead of Falcon Crest or Real People or whatever else was on.  Actually, probably MASH.
 
2020-07-25 2:36:21 AM  
 
2020-07-25 9:25:21 AM  
Is this what people do when they're cut from The Onion?
 
2020-07-25 11:03:13 AM  

TheYeti: gameshowhost: whidbey: I lived with this dude  once who wanted to share with me the biggest influence on his life and his attitude.

He put a tape in the VCR and it was "Rocky."

Today, I regret being so callously insensitive, I think I even might have broken out in laughter.

Turns out he had all the Rocky movies.

lol

To be fair to "Rocky", it was a great flick. The rest of them became sillier and sillier and turned the whole thing into a joke.

/too bad they went and made sequels
//stallone can actually act when he tries, imho the rocky silliness put him on a dumber path than we all deserved
///first blood is great too

I mean, it won three academy awards and a golden globe, along with assorted other international awards.  Also loosely based on a true story.


oh and Cop Land was great too
 
2020-07-25 1:01:48 PM  

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2020-07-25 2:59:57 PM  

GreenSun: Satire in Real Life: Black Lives Matter Protesters Topple Statue of Abolitionist

https://www.jsonline.com/story/news/lo​cal/wisconsin/2020/06/24/hans-christia​n-hegs-abolitionist-statue-toppled-mad​ison-what-know/3248692001/


Strange that we're living in an age when you could wiki somebody before you topple their statue.
 
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