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(The Sun)   Idiots spend fortune on Christmas lights so their house will be visible from space, and it probably won't be   ( thesun.co.uk) divider line
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2003-12-23 06:47:32 PM  
This article was originally written in crayon.

Thank god for handwriting recognition software and the power of the Internet.
2003-12-23 07:58:22 PM  
Define 'space.'
2003-12-23 07:59:28 PM  
It's the final frontier.
2003-12-23 08:00:47 PM  
These are the voyages of the starship Enterprise.
2003-12-23 08:01:16 PM  

...wait....there's only 3 guys up there....who cares what they see?
2003-12-23 08:01:46 PM  
TODDLER Sarah-Ellen Lee was welcomed home from a cancer ward with a Christmas light display on her house that is visible from SPACE.

Wow, space I could handle, or even Space, but SPACE? That's incredible!
2003-12-23 08:02:36 PM  
man the word space is weird if you say it enough
2003-12-23 08:03:01 PM  
I wouldn't want to come home from anything to a mother that ugly.
2003-12-23 08:03:25 PM  
Qoute from little girl:

"Great dad, I'm dying of CANCER and you spent all
of my medicine money on christmas lights....fark you and jesus!!!"
2003-12-23 08:03:28 PM  
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Happy Life Day!!!!
2003-12-23 08:05:34 PM  
Wow Jrawk....she is ugly...

/turned on by ugly
2003-12-23 08:05:46 PM  
its his money, let him spent it on whatever he wants.
2003-12-23 08:06:21 PM  
I'd have to shoot Mr. Winky for treason if I woke with that mom!
2003-12-23 08:06:52 PM  
wasn't there a Home Improvement episode about this?
2003-12-23 08:11:51 PM  
He's no prize either. Looks like a Bubba.
2003-12-23 08:15:20 PM  
She is not an attractive woman.
2003-12-23 08:16:21 PM  
Space Briton's merry on high

Dude, don't Bogart that fat boy!!

/I got nothin
2003-12-23 08:17:40 PM  
That's nothing. My house is visible from SPACE all year round - my kids never switch lights off when they leave a room.
2003-12-23 08:19:40 PM  
I laff at a lot of the dry and off-the-wall humor on here but man, an infant with cancer? A loving mom who isn't pretty? A deliriously happy dad who is welcoming his near death baby home? Wow.
2003-12-23 08:20:14 PM  
the house was jealous, originally, only that woman's ass could be seen from space.
2003-12-23 08:21:55 PM  
fark that. the dude looks like he's got a glowing cancerous growth on the left side of his face.

let me do my two face routine

leave 'em alone. why'd this get a dumbass tag, it their money, the kid has cancer and its christmas
2003-12-23 08:27:36 PM  
WTF's with the article at the bottom of a an astronaut "tucking " in a turkey for christmas?
2003-12-23 08:28:26 PM  
The whole concept is flawed. Astronauts have been saying for decades you could see the great wall of China from space. Now they say they were mistaken. Somebody thinks their Christmas lights are going to be seen? Hhahahahahahahaha
2003-12-23 08:31:42 PM  
How long did everyone else last before clicking on the page 3 link?
2003-12-23 08:43:27 PM  
Kinda like Viva La Bam, eh?

2003-12-23 08:43:32 PM  
No man-made structure is visible from orbit with the naked eye. Sorry. If you want to be seen from space, pay to have a picture taken with the Quickbird imaging satellite.
2003-12-23 08:50:54 PM  
Not one Uranus joke...You guys are slippin'
2003-12-23 08:51:19 PM  
How long did everyone else last before clicking on the page 3 link?

Runtime: 243 milliseconds.
2003-12-23 08:53:22 PM  

HOUSTON, TX- A Dayton man, identified by police as M. "Fox" Rogers, was arrested this evening in the Big Thicket forest for setting a small forest fire whilst trying to create a "menorah that could be seen from space."

"The suspect said he got da idea from this here British folks he read about on that internet thingy," says Liberty County Sherriff Deputy Cletus "Three Fingers" Gump. "Something about seeing it from space. Hoo-WEE! Them trees was a-GOIN' when we got here! We called in the local VFD, popped open some beers and roasted some weiners while the boys took turns beatin' the crap out of...err...I means 'subduin' the suspect."

The suspect was apprehended with a can of gasoline and small torch. Witnesses report he was singing Adam Sandler songs;"Adam sandler is THE DEVIL!" said an anonymous Louisiana woman that had nothing to do with this story.

Also related, police in Lexington, KY, arrested a man only identified as "Drew" for inciting idiots to think.
2003-12-23 09:03:28 PM  
Supposedly you can see the lights from Las Vegas' Casino, "Luxor", from space with the naked eye but that's only because it has some hi-tech lites in the tip of that pyramid. It was on Discovery or one of those channels that I watch too much of.

I would think that you could see the effects of man made objects like forest fires, dams, etc..

that is all
2003-12-23 09:10:20 PM  
Contrary to whatever the person who originally posted this article may think (Idiots spend fortune on Christmas lights so their house will be visible from space)I don't think the child's parents meant to be seen "from space". They were just trying to do something sweet for their sick little girl. Cosmetic surgery for Mum would've been a better idea though. Egads.
2003-12-23 09:13:18 PM  
I for one welcome our new Christmas light overlords..
2003-12-23 09:17:25 PM  
The lights are bright enough to be seen by satellites hundreds of miles above the earth."

Well, duh! A decent spy satellite could probably read their rapidly-spinning electricity meter (if it was outside).
2003-12-23 09:24:52 PM  
As aperfecttool said, according to the article, the parents just wanted to put up lights for their sick daughter and someone told them it should be visible from space. Also, where did the "it probably won't be" part come from? The article doesn't say that.

I've seen loads of nighttime pics from the shuttle and you can certainly see tons of manmade lights. It's usually clusters in the cities, and I kind of doubt regular christmas lights can be seen, but it's possible.
2003-12-23 09:34:03 PM  
While I whole-heartedly agree with funme's sentiment, I must admit that at first I just skimmed the article and thought mom was the one with cancer, which is (I thought) why she was so misshapen.
2003-12-23 09:34:27 PM  
No it's not.
2003-12-23 09:37:43 PM  
Probably wont be?
2003-12-23 09:38:00 PM  
Yes it is.
2003-12-23 09:46:20 PM  
Yes it is.
2003-12-23 09:46:32 PM  
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I think there's more to this story...
2003-12-23 09:51:30 PM  
To all those who have ridiculed the efforts the family and friends of a terminally sick child have made I wish you the same disease the child has for Christmas. You either are so small you have to tear down such acts of compassion or you are devoid of compassion entirely. Either way the human race can no longer afford having you in the gene pool.

O Merry Christmas.
2003-12-23 10:00:30 PM  
If one of my little girls had spent last Christmas stuck in a hospital suffering through treatments for a painful, life threatening disease and was able to come home this year I WOULD STEAL THE SUN FROM THE SKY AND IMPALE IT UPON MY CHIMNEY TO SHINE FOR MY BABY GIRL TO SEE. I don't care if mama is ugly or not, she just wanted to make her baby happy. Screw the blackhearted people of the world for spewing all over this.

/fierce mama
2003-12-23 10:03:44 PM  
Chaos213 hits one out of the park! Nicely said!
It will just be ridiculed here in the sophmore locker room, however, by the farkers who have never had children.
That is because they have never had a date.
2003-12-23 10:12:59 PM  
I would think that you could see the effects of man made objects like forest fires

Even if a person starts a forest fire, I don't think it counts as a "man made object".
2003-12-23 10:17:12 PM  
Even by fark standards, some of these responses are pretty foul. You're supposed to take your medication, guys; see what happens if you don't? I've called an orderly, so please sit quietly, or I'll have to use the fire hoses again.

What's wrong with the parents of a probably terminally ill kid trying to put a bit of wonder into her life before it ends. My guess is that they have a few months, max.

I'm going to be charitable and assume that most of you schmucks are kids - you'll get over it; you might even turn into humans after a while (although there are no guarantees).

As for the rest of you, one can only remind you of the wise words of Igor: What goes around, comes around.

Merry Christmas
2003-12-23 10:17:19 PM  
I did not RTFA. I went back and read it, Good for Pop. Nice thing to do for his little girl. Cancer at 16 weeks must suck. My best to the parents, and I hope she gets better
2003-12-23 10:19:33 PM  
2003-12-23 10:26:00 PM  
Why would I want to have my house seen from space? I don't know anyone up there.
2003-12-23 10:45:53 PM  
Nothing to it. You should see the street I live on. Visible from freakin' Jupiter.
2003-12-23 10:47:42 PM  
Wasn't this on an episode of Growing Pains or something?
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