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PrivatizeEducaton's Avatar Comment 1 by PrivatizeEducaton

Everybody was fung fu fighting

Mon, 02 Jan 2012 23:56:17 UTC | #904685

helena!'s Avatar Comment 2 by helena!

Pathetic and hilarious behaviour of grown men playing in an imaginary world.

Tue, 03 Jan 2012 00:01:32 UTC | #904687

The Truth, the light's Avatar Comment 3 by The Truth, the light

It really reminds me of children in a playground fighting over who's turn it is to have a go on something.

Tue, 03 Jan 2012 00:08:02 UTC | #904690

Premiseless's Avatar Comment 4 by Premiseless

Arguments about who gets a clean sweep are the sorts that preoccupy the gods of human minds.

Tue, 03 Jan 2012 00:14:23 UTC | #904692

alf1200's Avatar Comment 5 by alf1200

Comment 1 by PrivatizeEducaton :

Everybody was fung fu fighting

Now that was funny!

Tue, 03 Jan 2012 00:16:28 UTC | #904694

Cook@Tahiti's Avatar Comment 6 by Cook@Tahiti


Tue, 03 Jan 2012 00:18:45 UTC | #904695

alf1200's Avatar Comment 7 by alf1200

Comment 2 by helena! :

Pathetic and hilarious behaviour of grown men playing in an imaginary world.

Men is dresses you failed to add!

Tue, 03 Jan 2012 00:19:22 UTC | #904696

Astar's Avatar Comment 8 by Astar

"Armed with brooms"...

Tue, 03 Jan 2012 00:25:07 UTC | #904698

Lonard's Avatar Comment 9 by Lonard

Pathetic. But what sparked it all? I guess they had just seen one of the Harry Potter films and they couldn't decide who would be the first to fly off on his broomstick!

Tue, 03 Jan 2012 00:33:40 UTC | #904701

The Notorious B.I.N.G's Avatar Comment 10 by The Notorious B.I.N.G

I'm sure it's what Jesus would have wanted. Everyone loves a good scrap at Christmas!

Tue, 03 Jan 2012 00:35:14 UTC | #904702

RationalConclusion's Avatar Comment 11 by RationalConclusion

If there hadn't been somebody there with a camera phone we'd have never known about this. I heard that they just wanted to brush the whole thing aside and sweep it under the carpet.

Sorry. Couldn't resist.

Tue, 03 Jan 2012 01:07:13 UTC | #904710

I Deny's Avatar Comment 12 by I Deny

These would make great 2-D fighter video game toons.

Tue, 03 Jan 2012 01:22:13 UTC | #904715

Rich Wiltshir's Avatar Comment 13 by Rich Wiltshir

Isn't it good to know where society's morality came from?

Tue, 03 Jan 2012 01:31:48 UTC | #904718

Byrneo's Avatar Comment 14 by Byrneo

"It was a trivial problem that... occurs every year," Bethlehem police Lt-Col Khaled al-Tamimi told Reuters.

"No one was arrested because all those involved were men of God," he said."

Ah, fair enough I suppose. Men of God are above the law.

Tue, 03 Jan 2012 01:34:31 UTC | #904719

Carl Sai Baba's Avatar Comment 15 by Carl Sai Baba

Now I know what people mean when they say someone is a parody of themselves. The syntax is invalid, and yet there it is in real life.

Reg: Right, you're in. Listen, the only people we hate more
than the Romans, are the fucking Judean People's Front.
All in PFJ except Brian: Yeah!
Judith: Splitters!
Rogers: And the Judean Popular People's Front!
All in PFJ except Brian: Yeah! Splitters!
Loretta: And the People's Front of Judea!
All in PFJ except Brian: Yeah! Splitters!
Reg: What?
Loretta: The People's Front of Judea. Splitters!
Reg: We are the People's Front of Judea!
Loretta: Oh. I thought we were the Popular Front.
Reg: People's Front! God...
Rogers: Whatever happened to the Popular Front, Reg?
Reg: He's over there.
All in PFJ except Brian: Splitter!

I don't see how anyone can watch Life of Brian and not be an atheist.

Tue, 03 Jan 2012 01:44:09 UTC | #904722

Andrew Brown's Avatar Comment 16 by Andrew Brown

Can anyone else hear Yakety Sax (Benny Hill's signature tune) playing in the back as they watch this?

Tue, 03 Jan 2012 01:48:48 UTC | #904723

Metamag's Avatar Comment 17 by Metamag

Comment 6 by Rtambree :


I actually thought it was Onion until I saw the BBC label. Don't know why anything involving religion should surprise me anymore, It causes such systematic degradation of everything.

Tue, 03 Jan 2012 02:00:05 UTC | #904729

RationalConclusion's Avatar Comment 18 by RationalConclusion

You're supposed to keep control of your broom! Didn't these people learn anything from Harry Potter!

Tue, 03 Jan 2012 02:06:47 UTC | #904730

adiroth's Avatar Comment 19 by adiroth

Men is dresses you failed to add!

There's nothing wrong with men wearing dresses, but it's their hypocrisy toward the LGBT that's the problem here.

Tue, 03 Jan 2012 02:17:39 UTC | #904733

DefenderOfReason!'s Avatar Comment 20 by DefenderOfReason!

Armed with brooms, but vacant of intellect.

Tue, 03 Jan 2012 02:54:18 UTC | #904736

Jarl Carlander's Avatar Comment 21 by Jarl Carlander

They fight over the spot where he was born while forgetting that he supposedly preached non-violence. Sigh.

Tue, 03 Jan 2012 03:13:42 UTC | #904739

Booska's Avatar Comment 22 by Booska

All I want to know is whose side God is on. He seems to be conspicuously quiet about who he's going to take to the eternal woodshed over this. You'd think he doesn't give a shit at all... about anything, actually!

Tue, 03 Jan 2012 03:27:52 UTC | #904740

mjwemdee's Avatar Comment 23 by mjwemdee

In other news... Passengers on SS Titanic were seen fighting each other on the morning deck, apparently in an altercation concerning the arrangement of the deckchairs.

Tue, 03 Jan 2012 03:50:44 UTC | #904745

smitemeifudare's Avatar Comment 24 by smitemeifudare

I think the police should of stood guard on the doors and let them fight it out to the finish, That way, we get to see whos got best claim to god on side.though i think a rematch every week would be worth watching,in case he changes his mind, as he is apt to, every few chapters.

Tue, 03 Jan 2012 03:56:32 UTC | #904747

quarecuss's Avatar Comment 25 by quarecuss

U.F.C. comes to Bethlehem.

Tue, 03 Jan 2012 03:58:00 UTC | #904748

quarecuss's Avatar Comment 26 by quarecuss

Fighting Dogs in the Manger.

Tue, 03 Jan 2012 04:00:18 UTC | #904749

quarecuss's Avatar Comment 27 by quarecuss

no ... fighting doGs in the manger

Tue, 03 Jan 2012 04:02:31 UTC | #904750

colluvial's Avatar Comment 28 by colluvial

It's interesting to see how God's select representatives set an example for all humankind. Didn't see much turning of the other cheek, though.

Tue, 03 Jan 2012 04:10:35 UTC | #904752

IDLERACER's Avatar Comment 29 by IDLERACER

I look at the four guys with their backs to the camera in that photograph, and somehow get the feeling that if they were to turn around, we'd be looking at John Cleese, Eric Idle, Michael Palin, and Terry Jones.

Tue, 03 Jan 2012 04:11:26 UTC | #904753

quarecuss's Avatar Comment 30 by quarecuss

Away in a manger, good priests round His bed
The little Lord Jesus, took a broom to the head
The stars in the bright sky, around his head lay
The little Lord Jesus, knocked out in the hay.

Tue, 03 Jan 2012 04:13:46 UTC | #904754