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BS: Veggies !! Do you think they're prats

Uncle Jaque 07 Sep 01 - 09:26 AM
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Morticia 07 Sep 01 - 09:01 AM
Marymac90 07 Sep 01 - 08:58 AM
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Subject: RE: BS: Veggies !! Do you think they're prats
From: Uncle Jaque
Date: 07 Sep 01 - 09:26 AM

Are we talking about those "Veggie-Tales" things, reminiciant of the 33 1/3 RPM-on-a-78 RPM-turntable "Chipmunks" that were all the rage back in the 1960's? (I'm dating myself here... but can hardly get a date with me own Wife these days, much less anybody else)

About the only distinction I can discern is that these squeaky, chattering, odious little things are supposed to be amimated veggies rather than furry little rodents, and have some connection with the "contemporary Christian" community (I frankly fail to see why). At our local Baptist Church (which I hardly ever attend any more - through no fault of the Church, generally)they showed a breif video clip of a "Veggie Tales" cartoon in which little animated vegetables with squeaky, obnoxious little voices acted out and "sang" one of the epic tales of the Old Testament. If this is what it takes to get kids interested in the Bible, I wonder if we might just as well let 'em grow up on MTV and Mettallica to be green-haired tounge-pierced promiscuous obscenity-spewing incompetent vicious hateful little heathen savages, as most of them seem compelled to do regardless.

There seems to be a generic assumption in some religious circles that if any music or art form is labled "Christian", that if you consider yourself to be "Saved" you had better dammnwell "like it" (or at least pretend that you do) regardless of wheather it's any flaming good or not... or bloody awful for that matter. My Daughter once observed that "Christian Artists and bands do the CCM thing because they're not good enough to make it in the real world". At the time, I think she had a valid point, although it seems that many of them have gotten their act together since and in some cases such as "Butterfly Kisses" have even broken into the "real" music world quite successfully.

Not being all that familiar with the term "Prats", I'm not sure if I fully concur with your assessment... but checking in to a local "Christian" radio station I was appalled by what I think was one of the "Veggies" latest productions. In order to be exposed to anything more stuipid, annoying, or irritating, I'd have to turn on the TV - or the "tellie", depending on where you're from. As it was I had to find another station before the Veggies concluded whatever it was they were doing.

If any of my "Brothers & Sisters in Christ" want to damn me to Hell for that assesment, go right ahead; you won't be the first by any means.

Do I hear an "Amen", somebody?...


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Subject: RE: BS: Veggies !! Do you think they're prats
From: GeorgeH
Date: 07 Sep 01 - 09:04 AM

Anyone else recall that scene in Hitch-hiker's Guide to the Galaxy, in the Restauant at the End of the Universe, where the pig-like creature trys to persuade the veggie customer to go for a slice of his rump, out of deference to the feelings of the lettices??

Of course, being a household of veggie prats we couldn't possibly have laughed ourselves silly at that. No, clearly my memory is playing tricks on me . . .

Still, at least he's not accused us of being Food Facists - yet!

Oh, and Cecil Sharp was a veggie . . (just to put in a spot of Folk "interest" . . )

G.


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Subject: RE: BS: Veggies !! Do you think they're prats
From: Morticia
Date: 07 Sep 01 - 09:01 AM

I think a closer analogy might be that YOU are a bit of a prat as you appear to be constantly pushing your views down our throats.


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Subject: RE: BS: Veggies !! Do you think they're prats
From: Marymac90
Date: 07 Sep 01 - 08:58 AM

Could somebody please translate "prat"? Maybe there's something useful I can learn from this thread!

CarolC, I loved your response, and Roger, yours is right up there too! Hooray for all the bright, cheery, positive people who can come up with snappy comebacks to negative people saying, in essence, "Lets see you and them fight"!

Marymac


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Subject: RE: BS: Veggies !! Do you think they're prats
From: Roger in Sheffield
Date: 07 Sep 01 - 08:35 AM

So Whippet how many other interesting opinions do you have to entertain us?
If you listed them all at once we wouldn't need a thread for each one
Are you having a very boring day at work dear?


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Subject: RE: BS: Veggies !! Do you think they're prats
From: mooman
Date: 07 Sep 01 - 08:08 AM

No not particularly! Virtually no-one except my family and working colleagues knows my eating habits or other views.

I may be a prat but not because of that.

mooman (veggie for 20 years, non-fundamentalist or any denomination)


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Subject: RE: BS: Veggies !! Do you think they're prats
From: CarolC
Date: 07 Sep 01 - 08:02 AM

I was in a conversation with a carrot just yesterday, and the son of a b**ch b**tard tried to tell me that anyone who grows above the soil level will never amount to anything in this world, and I might as well just give up now, and consider myself a total loss.

So I ate it.


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Subject: Veggies !! Do you think they're prats
From: Whippet
Date: 07 Sep 01 - 07:44 AM

Do you think like what I do. That veggies are a bit like Islamic Fundamentalists or born again christians. They always seem to push their views down your throat


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