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(London Times)   British government considers introducing American-style summer camps for kids to combat racism and promote peace. Blissfully unaware of the horrors of wedgies, Indian burns and the purple herbie   ( timesonline.co.uk) divider line
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DAR [TotalFark]
2005-09-23 09:05:18 AM  
purple herbie

Whats that, some new kind of bud to smoke?
2005-09-23 09:09:33 AM  
Is a purple herbie like a purple nurple?
DAR [TotalFark]
2005-09-23 09:11:40 AM  
Eeeewwwww "purple herbies".......
2005-09-23 10:38:20 AM  
For all your playground slang needs...

2005-09-23 11:37:27 AM  
Don't forget the dreaded "rear admiral!"
2005-09-23 12:08:51 PM  
Also the dreaded....ATOMIC WEDGIE!!! Very rarely seen in competition.
2005-09-23 12:09:30 PM  
Ah, the "purple herbie" often followed by the "Lying on the ground bleeding to death" retalliation. Yes, I am enligntened.
2005-09-23 12:09:59 PM  
Is this that camp in Tennessee that cures kids from being gay?
2005-09-23 12:10:05 PM  
Or they make you and your friends do the "Elephant Walk"..
2005-09-23 12:10:15 PM  
say it 5 times fast.

purple nurple.
purple nurple.
purple nurple.
purple nurple.
purple nurple.
2005-09-23 12:10:24 PM  
I got a purple herbie in my pants
2005-09-23 12:10:33 PM  
More than once I went to the cellophane over the toilet in the middle of the night joke. ah summer camp
2005-09-23 12:11:12 PM  
Also the doorknob/safety game. And setting people on fire.
2005-09-23 12:11:51 PM  
Unlikely trifecta?

/not unlikely...
2005-09-23 12:12:42 PM  
If they are combatting racism shouldn't they be "Native American Burns" or perhaps "Sub-continental Asian Burns".

Anyone know the correct origin?
2005-09-23 12:13:02 PM  
nothing like spending public funds on a brainwashing campaign.

in a few years NAMBLA will push to have their lifestyle seen as acceptable.

/hang the liberals
2005-09-23 12:13:14 PM  
Don't forget the transvestite serial killer and the guy in a hockey mask.
2005-09-23 12:15:35 PM  
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Bart: Krusty! This camp was a nightmare! They fed us gruel, they forced us to make wallets for export, and one of the campers was eaten by a bear!

Krusty: [horrified] Oh My God!!

Bart: Well, actually, the bear just ate his hat.

Krusty: Was it a nice hat?

Bart: Oh yeah.

Krusty: [horrified] Oh My God!!
2005-09-23 12:15:46 PM  
Purple Herbie sounds like something I'd nickname my wang.
2005-09-23 12:16:16 PM  

afaik, the term refers to the red colour your skin takes on. Not positive, though. In that case, it'd probably be referring to "indiginous north american burns".

Lemmy Kilmister

Yes, because molesting children and summer camp is exactly the same thing...

... wait, pretend I didn't say anything.
2005-09-23 12:16:30 PM  
Purple wuzzah?
2005-09-23 12:17:11 PM  
Yeah after that hooker twisted it.
2005-09-23 12:17:43 PM  
headlice: stop pulling on it, it wont be so purple
2005-09-23 12:17:53 PM  
Latrine duty.
2005-09-23 12:18:09 PM  
Lemmy Kilmister
Don't worry, they aren't making a camp for trolls.
2005-09-23 12:18:24 PM  
George Bush doesn't care about purple herbies!
2005-09-23 12:18:37 PM  
Awful Waffle
Awful Waffle
Awful Waffle

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2005-09-23 12:19:09 PM  
milk_plus: yes they do, it's called fark.com

2005-09-23 12:20:20 PM  
Don't forget panty raids.
2005-09-23 12:20:37 PM  
To have summer camps, you actually need to have a summer. Sorry, old chaps.
2005-09-23 12:21:44 PM  
oops, panty raids don't fall into the horrors group.

/unless it is fat chick or granny panties
2005-09-23 12:21:45 PM  
Yay for "purple herbie"!!
2005-09-23 12:22:14 PM  
please no titty twisters!
2005-09-23 12:22:32 PM  
Lemmy Kilmister
milk_plus: yes they do, it's called fark.com

I don't know why, but that made be laugh really really hard.

/sleep deprived
2005-09-23 12:25:00 PM  
Quick!! Someone bash America!!!
2005-09-23 12:26:19 PM  
Trevor Phillips isn't part of the Government. The CRE is independent, and mainly consists of Oor Trev going off half-cocked about things that kept him awake the previous night.

2005-09-23 12:26:22 PM  

Well, somebody already bashed the liberals, roughly suggesting that liberals support child molestors. I think that qualifies for the political flamebait you're looking for.
2005-09-23 12:26:32 PM  
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I'm excited!
2005-09-23 12:26:46 PM  
Just send all the kids a DVD of Meatballs. Let them enjoy camp from home.
2005-09-23 12:26:55 PM  
2005-09-23 12:28:26 PM  
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2005-09-23 12:35:23 PM  
British government considers introducing...summer camps for kids to combat racism and promote peace.

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That should work out fine.
2005-09-23 12:37:28 PM  
waiting for 'purple herbie' definition....
2005-09-23 12:40:47 PM  
I remember the Atomic Sit-up (we called it the "Ohio sit-up" for some strange reason).....it was funny to watch the person's face as they rose up quickly - with their instant change to a horrified facial expression when they saw the target rapidly approaching...

We had one called "Submarine" - where a kid would lie on their back on the ground, with a jacket or long-sleeved shirt over their face - someone whould chant "submarine, submarine, submarine..." and then say "Up periscope." The jokester would extend the sleeve, and the target would look up through it. "See anything?" they'd say no, and you'd say "Down periscope", and put the sleeve back down. This would happen two or three times, then the last time, instead of saying "Down Periscope," you'd say "DIVE,DIVE,DIVE!" and pour a big glass of water down the sleeve.

When I had it done to me, I swear I could see the wave of water coming down the sleeve in slow motion, but couldn't get out of the way in time.......
2005-09-23 12:48:51 PM  
Wonder if certain royalty are invited to attend:

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2005-09-23 12:49:10 PM  
So this is the reason why americans are so infantile, they learn all this crap Lord-of-the-Flies style at "summer camp">
2005-09-23 12:54:56 PM  
Good idea, send them to football hooligan camps sponsored by Burberry and Nike, that should produce a whole new generation of well-adjusted Englishpersons.

However, Cooking Camp, damn why don't you just beat the crap out of the kids now and save them the suspense.
2005-09-23 12:55:20 PM  
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2005-09-23 01:04:22 PM  
Pxtl: ComicBookGuy

Well, somebody already bashed the liberals, roughly suggesting that liberals support child molestors. I think that qualifies for the political flamebait you're looking for.

Heh. Well, I was touching upon how ANYTHING on FARK which talks about something happening in another country always degenerates into America bashing?

Is a meteorite heading towards earth? Bash America!! Well, something like that.
2005-09-23 01:13:24 PM  
I was surprised to hear only 8% are minorities in the UK. I always heard that they were unlike mainland Europe and very diverse.
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