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« Reply #100 on: March 23, 2016, 11:24:56 AM »
We can shoot your wife and frame your mother-in-law. If you want we can hang them too!


Funny ad Banned by the PC Poilice.

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-3504544/Joke-slogan-shooting-wife-banned.html

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It was intended to be a light-hearted joke about marriage and mothers-in-law.  But an Australian picture frame service's slogan stating 'We can shoot your wife and frame your mother-in-law. If you want we can hang them too' has been banned.

The Advertising Standards Bureau ruled that Fantastic Framing's advert was 'not funny' and breached standards because of the way it portrayed violence.

A number of complaints were made about the Sydney-based service by people who found the advert 'sexist and violent'.

But Fantastic Framing said they were 'surprised' about the backlash because so many of their customers had said it was 'funny' and 'smart'. 'We are very surprised to get this email but more than happy to help and explain it,' the service said, according to documents.

'The reaction we get from our customers that it is very funny and it is relating to marriage and picture frames. Lots of people came to us and said 'Funny we like it ... very smart.

'There is no bad intention for this advertising it is purely a joke which relate to marriage and picture frames.'

The advertising bureau noted that the slogan was 'clearly intended to be a humorous play on words'.

But it found that the 'intended humour has worn off' because of the high level of community concern about violence towards women.

'The majority of the Board acknowledged that the advertiser's intent was to inject humour in to their advertising but considered that making a joke about using a gun or hanging a person would not be found funny by most members of the community,' the ruling stated.

Comedian Austen Tayshus told the Daily Telegraph that it was political correctness gone mad.

'Whenever you use irony, satire, anything like that, you always depend on whether people have the capacity to understand that. Unfortunately people are stupid,' he said.

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« Reply #101 on: March 24, 2016, 09:48:18 PM »
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« Reply #102 on: March 25, 2016, 12:37:13 AM »
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« Reply #103 on: March 26, 2016, 12:43:30 AM »
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« Reply #104 on: March 26, 2016, 06:45:10 PM »
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« Reply #105 on: March 26, 2016, 10:14:04 PM »
Well hell, a live band? Now we're talkin'!

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« Reply #107 on: April 04, 2016, 02:15:24 AM »
A penis line-up? That's beyond ridiculous, that's bizarre.

How would you tell which ones were lawyers?


Oh, neckties...
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« Reply #108 on: April 06, 2016, 11:21:46 PM »
How would you tell which ones were lawyers?


Oh, neckties...


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« Reply #110 on: April 24, 2016, 10:31:06 PM »
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« Reply #112 on: April 25, 2016, 01:58:59 AM »
Trump/Pence none the richer

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« Reply #113 on: April 28, 2016, 11:16:48 AM »
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« Reply #117 on: May 03, 2016, 05:24:24 AM »
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« Reply #118 on: May 05, 2016, 01:33:11 PM »
The patient, known only by his surname of Yan, said he had tried to remove his piles with the knife in his dorm when the blade got caught in his rectum, reportedPeople's Daily Online

Rectum?  Damn near killed 'em!
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« Reply #119 on: May 05, 2016, 02:50:40 PM »
Rectum?  Damn near killed 'em!


That is a great old joke Punch Line!  :beer:

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« Reply #120 on: May 05, 2016, 04:15:42 PM »
Quote from: EC on October 08, 2015, 11:05:23 AM
The patient, known only by his surname of Yan, said he had tried to remove his piles with the knife in his dorm when the blade got caught in his rectum, reportedPeople's Daily Online
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        Rectum?  Damn near killed 'em!

Confucius say: Man who try to remove hemorrhoids with knife not too sharp.
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Re: Ridiculous News of the Day
« Reply #121 on: May 11, 2016, 11:11:43 PM »
http://www.voanews.com/media/photogallery/may-11-2016-day-in-photos/3326074.html

May 11th photos of the day, rather than post them since they are so big;

Caption of one: "Indian father Mohinder Singh Gill, 79, and his wife Daljinder Kaur, 70, hold their newborn baby boy, Arman, at their home in Amritsar. Daljinder Kaur gave birth to a boy last month following two years of IVF treatment with her husband at a fertility clinic in the northern state of Haryana. "

Last photo on page: "

Indian activists from the right-wing organization Hindu Sena perform Hindu fire rituals in support of U.S. Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump, in New Delhi. "

Well, maybe that last photo is worth posting.


Note, how they put the red dot (I don't know the name) on his forehead?

Full link to today's photos of the day: http://www.voanews.com/media/photogallery/may-11-2016-day-in-photos/3326074.html
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« Reply #122 on: May 12, 2016, 02:23:22 AM »

That is a great old joke Punch Line!  :beer:

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"Bloody Rectum Debris"

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« Reply #124 on: May 14, 2016, 11:42:25 PM »
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