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Archae Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-04-06 07:48 PM
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Couple college kids pulled a dandy joke on Fred Phelps.
Hee hee! :rofl:

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grace0418 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-04-06 07:49 PM
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1. Fucking hilarious!
There is hope for our youth!
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Droopy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-04-06 07:51 PM
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2. That's a good one
Thanks for posting. :D
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blondeatlast Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-04-06 09:07 PM
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3. Recommended; I don't care that it's a Lounge thread.
I wanna send those guys some college survival money!

:toast:

:rofl:
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Kenergy Donating Member (834 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-04-06 09:15 PM
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4. LOL!! Good one! n/t
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Initech Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-04-06 09:20 PM
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5. Best fucking Photoshop I've ever seen!
:rofl: :rofl: :rofl: :rofl: :rofl:
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Archae Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Mar-05-06 11:03 AM
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18. Doesn't need to be Photoshop
Edited on Sun Mar-05-06 11:04 AM by Archae
About a hundred years ago, some college kids pulled a dandy joke on Carrie Nation, the saloon-smashing anti-booze nutcase.

They fooled her into believing their fraternity was anti-booze, and she posed with them for a photograph.

But when the picture was taken, the frat boys pulled booze bottles, wine glasses, etc, out of their pockets so it looked like they were having a high old time with Carrie Nation.

The prank was a hit around the country, but Carrie Nation's comments weren't recorded.
(Gee, I wonder why...) :eyes:

So probably these two college kids convinced publicity-hound Phelps they were sincere, and then when the colluding photographer took the picture, the kids opened their jackets. :D
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RumpusCat Donating Member (548 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Mar-05-06 11:42 AM
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22. Not a photoshop--this was my college!
Fred Phelps came to Nashville to protest the city considering giving GLBT people job discrimination protection. This would've been in like 2002. A big group of kids from my college showed up to counter-protest Phelps so a few months later he came to Nashville again to specifically protest Vanderbilt!

These two fellows from my dorm pulled his prank on Phelps--they had a third friend take their picture and opened their jackets at the opportune time. Phelps never even noticed! }(

These guys are long graduated now, as am I, but it's hilarious to see them live on in internet infamy!
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UrbScotty Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Mar-05-06 10:07 PM
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33. Good to hear ;-) (nt)
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evlbstrd Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-04-06 09:29 PM
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6. Perfect!
I hope this catches on.
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proud2BlibKansan Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Mar-05-06 10:22 AM
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15. Know anyone with PhotoShop?
:eyes:
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evlbstrd Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Mar-05-06 11:04 AM
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19. Oh, come on.
That doesn't look Photoshopped to me.
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proud2BlibKansan Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Mar-05-06 11:07 AM
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20. So how do you think they did it?
"Excuse me, Rev Phelps, can we stand with you in a picture holding signs that say you are gay?"

"Why of course young man. I would be honored."


Let's test this out. Phelps is only an hour away from here. You make the signs. I will drive.
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evlbstrd Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Mar-05-06 11:44 AM
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23. The signs are on their t-shirts.
They didn't open their outer shirts til picture time. It seems pretty obvious to me.
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proud2BlibKansan Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Mar-05-06 11:49 AM
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26. Well that's cause you are so smart
:hi:
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evlbstrd Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Mar-05-06 11:56 AM
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29. Shucks.
I wouldn't mind doing that.
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RumpusCat Donating Member (548 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Mar-05-06 11:45 AM
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24. See #22
I don't suppose one has to believe me but I was at college when this happened. They just had the message written on their shirts and opened their jackets at the right time. Phelps is not exactly Mr. Lucid! These two guys lived in my dorm and took the picture for the humor publication on campus (this was at Vanderbilt University in Nashville about four years ago). :D
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bumblebee1 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-04-06 11:48 PM
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7. Man oh man
That's better than two men or women making out in front of him.
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Lydia Leftcoast Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Mar-05-06 12:22 AM
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8. I'm told that at one of the gay pride parades in Portland,
someone went and stood by a Phelps-like protestor with a sign that had an arrow pointing at him labeled "closet queen."
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Deja Q Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Mar-05-06 12:24 AM
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9. !!!!!!!!!!!!
:spray: :rofl: :rofl: :rofl: :rofl: :rofl: :rofl: :rofl: :rofl: :rofl: :rofl: :rofl: :rofl: :rofl:
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blondeatlast Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Mar-05-06 06:53 AM
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10. Early morning
:kick:
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xchrom Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Mar-05-06 10:06 AM
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11. that makes my week!
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JitterbugPerfume Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Mar-05-06 10:12 AM
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12. this is the coolest post
I have seen in a while :woohoo:
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supernova Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Mar-05-06 10:15 AM
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13. Oh, this must be on the Front Page!
:rofl: :rofl: :rofl:

Everybody who comes to DU deserves to see that!

Thanks for the laugh, Archae.
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Archae Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Mar-05-06 10:18 AM
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14. You won't believe where I saw it first.
:D
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proud2BlibKansan Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Mar-05-06 10:23 AM
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16. Do tell
:)
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Archae Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Mar-05-06 10:56 AM
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17. Freeperville.
Even those bastards don't like Phelps.
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proud2BlibKansan Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Mar-05-06 11:08 AM
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21. Probably the only issue we agree on
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rhino47 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Mar-05-06 11:48 AM
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25. Phelps was had a gay related arrest in canada in 1979. nt
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proud2BlibKansan Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Mar-05-06 01:11 PM
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30. Details? Link???
Too big of a bombshell to just drop here. Please, do share.
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rhino47 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Mar-05-06 09:57 PM
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32. Here is one reference to Phelps arrest in Canada.
Edited on Sun Mar-05-06 09:58 PM by rhino47
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rev._Fred_Phelps


(snip)
Shortly thereafter, Phelps moved to Tucson, Arizona, where he was taken in by a family. Years later they recalled him as "the perfect guest": during his stay, he helped to add a room onto the house and did all of the family's yard work. The family's nanny, Margerie, is the only woman to whom Phelps has ever been romantically linked: They were married in May 1952. Their first child, Fred Jr., was born May 4, 1953.

(snip)
There are also rumors that Phelps was once arrested (but not charged) for obscene conduct with another man, and that this prompted his anti-gay stance.

Shortly after his arrest for obscene behavior with a man he started on his anti-gay rampage.
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Benfea Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Mar-05-06 11:54 AM
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27. That made my morning!
Thanks! :D
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Evergreen Emerald Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Mar-05-06 11:55 AM
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28. Those signs he is carrying are violent.
What a scary guy.
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DinahMoeHum Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Mar-05-06 01:48 PM
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31. Love it!! "We're With Stupid" would also be good !!
:rofl: :rofl: :rofl: :rofl: :rofl: :rofl: :rofl: :rofl: :rofl: :rofl: :rofl:
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NMMNG Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Mar-06-06 12:49 AM
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34. Beautiful!
:rofl:
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