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(Reuters)   Am I on fire, or is it just German television?   ( story.news.yahoo.com) divider line
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2003-10-02 03:20:52 PM  
Heh. The Germans are slowly starting to act as stupid as us. All she needs to do now is sue the TV networks for emotional distress.
2003-10-02 03:33:31 PM  
hehehe... phunnie... :)

ricardomontalban - If that was in the US, the folks would sue the TV channel for distress.
2003-10-02 03:37:02 PM  
From the short article...

Sabine Kreft of the Super RTL network said the "burning log" video which runs from three until six in the morning is popular, promotes congeniality, but is distinguishable from a real fire.

I found that last part really funny, then again I am easily amused.
2003-10-02 03:40:36 PM  
I'm surprised this dumb biatch could operate the phone.
2003-10-02 03:47:22 PM  
No, your tv is not on fire. But yes, that car really is about to jump into your television room.
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2003-10-02 05:38:03 PM  
My headline for this article was funnier, IMHO. :( And my Mom said so too. :P
2003-10-02 05:39:02 PM  
Wasn't it an "Orkin" ad with a bug crawling across the screen that made idiots like this one huck books and rocks at their TV's?

More chlorine for the gene pool please!
2003-10-02 05:39:45 PM  
We've all been there. I remember being attacked by a giant screaming rainbow, but it turned out to just be technical difficulties.
2003-10-02 05:40:42 PM  
I could see this happening if it was on a 52" Plasma HDTV, but I suspect that these people are just plain stupid.
2003-10-02 05:41:00 PM  

Good form.

/golf claps
2003-10-02 05:41:37 PM  
"I'm just a simple German caveman, who was thawed out by some of your scientists. When I see a television, I think 'Are there tiny people in that box?'"
2003-10-02 05:42:34 PM  
three cheers for BeetleAuroraDrake
2003-10-02 05:42:35 PM  
"Dude!! What the FARK is wrong with German people??!!
2003-10-02 05:43:46 PM  
Has anyone tried pouring beer all over it yet?
2003-10-02 05:45:15 PM  
Can't imagine what occurs when these fine, upstanding folks see boobies on the tee vee screen.
2003-10-02 05:46:14 PM  
... or to be more accurate, I CAN, and I LIKE it!
2003-10-02 05:46:53 PM  
I on the other hand have the opposite problem. I am unable to distinguish real life from what's on my tv. Why, just the other day I ran over twenty-three pedestrians in my car after playing an 8 hour marathon of "Grand Theft Auto." I told the police "You mean this isn't me playing Playstation? Ooops!"
2003-10-02 05:48:18 PM  
everynight at 6pm Dan Rather always ends up in my living room.
2003-10-02 05:48:33 PM  
IIRC, some dumbfark couple sued Orkin for a new TV because they threw their motorcycle helmet at the TV to squash the bug.


And by the way, who throws a motorcycle helmet to squash a bug? What's the deal with that?

2003-10-02 05:49:34 PM  
And this is the "Master Race"? feh.....
2003-10-02 05:50:56 PM  
Where's the "DUMBASS" tag?
2003-10-02 05:52:21 PM  
FalloutBoy -

Damn fool, got me rollin over here!! lmao
2003-10-02 05:52:49 PM  
As I read this I can hear it all inside my head...GET OUT OF MY HEAD!
2003-10-02 05:54:06 PM  
the_marq, that commercial freaked the crap out of me the first time I saw it. Probably because it was the middle of the night and all the lights were off. Once I realized it was part of the commerical, I laughed at my own stupidity. I didn't sue.
2003-10-02 05:56:04 PM  
Hey, That Orkin add was good. I never hucked a boot at my TV but i did creep over to my set to kill the bug until i noticed what it was.
2003-10-02 05:56:52 PM  
The tv, the tv is on fire, we dont give a fark let the motherfarker burn, burn motherfarker burn!!
2003-10-02 05:57:36 PM  
sorry "we dont need no water, let the motherfarker burn etc etc."
2003-10-02 05:58:52 PM  
Beavis says "fire fire fire"
2003-10-02 06:04:19 PM  
What the fark is wrong with German people?
2003-10-02 06:07:35 PM  
Blonde soccer moms power...
2003-10-02 06:08:27 PM  
These people are total morons!! Farkin Krauts....
2003-10-02 06:09:31 PM  
ha, ha, ha, ha.
2003-10-02 06:13:49 PM  
Please tell me I'm not the only one who would try to set this lady on fire when I got in the house...
2003-10-02 06:14:01 PM  
Yeah, if citizen of a country is posted on Fark for doing something stupid, EVERY citizen of that country must be idiotic.

/ Glad that no one in the United States every does anything stupid.
2003-10-02 06:15:40 PM  
Heh, agreed Fatum Stultorum.

/Florida deserves it many times, though...
2003-10-02 06:16:36 PM  
Kent, I did the same thing! Grabbed a magazine and stalked over to the TV and it continued with the commercial before I swatted it! Got a good laugh at myself for that one!
(So did my Hubby!)

Wonder how many cats and dogs bounced off the screen going after that bug?
2003-10-02 06:17:25 PM  
while I was hanging out w/my six friends in their oversized New York apartment, they kept watching this show that only had a fat couple lying in a bed staring out at us. Monica thought it was stupid, but Joey didn't seem to mind.
They even had the stupid show on at the coffee shop. Same red head and her fat ol man.
Chandler gets a kick out of it, mocks it mercilessly. Phoebe likes it, but that's just Phoebs. Rachel, well, she is sooooooo hot.
Wonder when this one will be cancelled.
2003-10-02 06:17:27 PM  
How soon before these Germans move to Florida *sob*
2003-10-02 06:21:27 PM  
If the Germans move to Florida, they will probably be killed.
2003-10-02 06:21:59 PM  
Let me be the first to call "Bull shiat" on the whole story.

Is it more likely that a woman saw a fire on TV and thought it so real she called the fire department, or that a TV station published a cock and bull story to get free publicity - ummmm?
2003-10-02 06:22:46 PM  
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"Now is de time on Shprockets ven ve dance!"
2003-10-02 06:23:45 PM  
Wonder how many cats and dogs bounced off the screen going after that bug?

I tried to get my dog to attack the TV with pictures of cats, dog food, bugs. It doesn't work, they are apparently smarter than us.
2003-10-02 06:28:43 PM  
hehehe. the article says "log" hehhehee
2003-10-02 06:29:31 PM  
2003-10-02 06:31:11 PM  
Arrrgh. I meant:
<img arc="http://images.amazon.com/images/P/B00004TTI2.01.LZZZZZZZ.jpg">
2003-10-02 06:32:22 PM  
Nope. Final attempt before self immolation.
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2003-10-02 06:41:47 PM  
I'd kinda like to know what she would have done if she had seen one of the old test patterns with the indian on it.

REDSKINS! Round up the wagons!
2003-10-02 06:42:22 PM  
2003-10-02 06:43:08 PM  
Errr are we sure this did not happen in FLA ? :) or maybe the Germans are just getting trendy and trying muscle in on FLA's place as the home of 'some' not all, the rest live in CALIF, of the stupidest people in creation.
2003-10-02 06:50:01 PM  
i agree with Archfeld, can someone verify address.
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