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JCC WTF is Michelle Bachmann smoking (clearly not chickpeas)

Discussion in 'Community' started by yankee8255, Oct 4, 2012.

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  1. yankee8255

    yankee8255 Jedi Grand Master star 6

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    Just saw this referred to in an Austrian newspaper, a google search lead me to this article. This is an Onion-esque hoax, right? Some select quotes:
    • "Chris, falafel is a gateway food," responded Bachmann, "It starts with falafel, then the kids move on to shawarma. After a while they say 'hey this tastes good, I wonder what else comes from Arabia? ... Before you know it our children are listening to Muslim music, reading the Koran, and plotting attacks against the homeland."
    • "I have a friend in Texas who has to homeschool her children because her local public school forces students to eat hummus. Its everywhere now. This is really scary stuff."
    • "I have no proof that President Obama is forcing our children to eat Arab and Middle Eastern food. But it would certainly fit the pattern."
    • "We must ban falafel and other jihadi foods in schools before its too late."
    She almost makes Iranian President Ahmadinejad seem sane.

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  2. JoinTheSchwarz

    JoinTheSchwarz JC Head Admin & Community Manager star 8 Staff Member Administrator

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  3. Juliet316

    Juliet316 Chosen One star 10

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    Hate to break it to Ms. Bachmann, but I think Avengers is doing far better at introducing the kids to shawarma.

    Edit: Darnit JoinTheSchwarz ! Well, so much for sleep tonight after looking at that picture.[face_plain]
     
  4. Ramza

    Ramza Administrator Emeritus star 7 VIP - Former Mod/RSA VIP

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    ... I never thought an article about banning Mediterranean cuisine would fall under Poe's Law, but there you go. I legitimately cannot tell if it's a parody or if it's real.[face_plain]
     
  5. yankee8255

    yankee8255 Jedi Grand Master star 6

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    I'm only now realising what shawarma is -- in the German speaking world it's referred to as "Döner", essentially a local bastardization of Turkish food. And I love it. Clearly homeland Security needs to take away my US Passport and and keep me from ever visiting home again.

    EDIT -- I see now that he Daily Currant is actually something of an Onion knock off, so, um never mind.
     
  6. Obi-Zahn Kenobi

    Obi-Zahn Kenobi Jedi Grand Master star 7

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    This type of food is delicious and I've only ever eaten this sort of food prepared by Christians . . .(with the exclusion of hummus bought in stores).

    She cray cray.
     
  7. Juliet316

    Juliet316 Chosen One star 10

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    I figured it was, but I wanted to get the Avengers ref in. ;)
     
  8. JoinTheSchwarz

    JoinTheSchwarz JC Head Admin & Community Manager star 8 Staff Member Administrator

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    It's not the same! Very similar but not the same. Still delicious, and the best drunk food ever.
     
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  9. Lowbacca_1977

    Lowbacca_1977 Jedi Master star 6

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    Also they eat pets in China

    Seriously, does no one check the page these things are from first?
     
  10. yankee8255

    yankee8255 Jedi Grand Master star 6

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    My apologies, hadn't heard of The Daily Currant before. As I said, it was reported as a real story on a leading Austrian paper's website (diepresse.com). In the time between I read it there and started this thread, it was actually taken down.

    In my defense, would anyone really have been surprised if Bachmann had really said that?

    On that note, think I'm gonna have to get a Döner for lunch.
     
  11. Ramza

    Ramza Administrator Emeritus star 7 VIP - Former Mod/RSA VIP

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    Good point, checking the front page should provide us with something so clearly satirical that there's no way we could
    OH GODDAMMIT.
     
  12. yankee8255

    yankee8255 Jedi Grand Master star 6

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    Again, is that fake Akin story really that much of a stretch?
     
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  13. Lowbacca_1977

    Lowbacca_1977 Jedi Master star 6

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    In the title bar, it says "The Daily Currant - The Global Satirical Newspaper of Record"

    That's also the mouseover from the article at the top to go back to the main page.
     
  14. JoinTheSchwarz

    JoinTheSchwarz JC Head Admin & Community Manager star 8 Staff Member Administrator

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    THE THREAD IS LOCKED, DAMMIT
     
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