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General Chat Thread, Giant Homer Simpson in Dorset in General; Originally Posted by Pottsey I find it offensive and funny at the same time. With it being made with biodegradable ...
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    Re: Giant Homer Simpson in Dorset

    Quote Originally Posted by Pottsey
    I find it offensive and funny at the same time. With it being made with biodegradable paint I find it more on the funny side as it’s a short term pic. If it was for a longer amount of time with none biodegradable paint it would be a lot more offensive.
    Out of interest can I ask how you find it offensive?

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    Re: Giant Homer Simpson in Dorset

    LOL

    I'm just glad they didn't decide to use Mrs Krabapple instead of Homer.

    HBJB

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    Re: Giant Homer Simpson in Dorset

    Quote Originally Posted by Pottsey
    I find it offensive and funny at the same time. With it being made with biodegradable paint I find it more on the funny side as it’s a short term pic. If it was for a longer amount of time with none biodegradable paint it would be a lot more offensive.
    And you dont find the painting of a guy with his shlong out offensive?

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    Re: Giant Homer Simpson in Dorset

    Quote Originally Posted by andy
    Quote Originally Posted by Dos_Box

    Pagans have pledged to perform "rain magic"
    I thought they already had! (Got a sense of humour I mean, not performed "rain magic" - although...)
    They could just call the chinese for a helping hand:
    http://www.theregister.co.uk/2007/07...e_say_commies/

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    Re: Giant Homer Simpson in Dorset

    “Out of interest can I ask how you find it offensive?”
    I am a Pagan myself. It’s not so much the image that’s offensive it’s where it’s placed. If it were a few hills away it wouldn’t be offensive. The site is a religious and historical site that many considered sacred. Childless couples go there and perform certain dances amoung other things so they can have children not to have a giant homer watching them. If this was done on a Christian or Muslim religious site would you all still see it as none offensive? Would you not expect the Christian or Muslim to find it offensive.




    “HA! "Rain magic"”
    It’s not that different from prying to god. Do you also laugh at people who pry? Hey its raining isn’t it, must be working.

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    Re: Giant Homer Simpson in Dorset

    Quote Originally Posted by Pottsey
    “Out of interest can I ask how you find it offensive?”
    I am a Pagan myself. It’s not so much the image that’s offensive it’s where it’s placed. If it were a few hills away it wouldn’t be offensive. The site is a religious and historical site that many considered scared. Childless couples go there and perform certain dances amoung other things so they can have children not to have a giant homer watching them. If this was done on a Christian or Muslim religious site would you all still see it as none offensive? Would you not expect the Christian or Muslim to find it offensive.
    I have to say when I first saw this I thought it was going to get interesting because of exactly this argument. Now considering how often Christian imagery is used these days in advertising, tv and other various ways with no respect to what it really is and anyone piping up to complain is normally shouted down or told not to be so sensitive and the whole Islamic cartoon episode not too long ago it will be interesting to see how this is played out.

    No offence to you, but I just find how these things are handled from differing view points to be very interesting

    Edit: Oh and yes I sat eating my lunch watching the rain wondering if there was any corellation between magic rain or taht it is a rainy season

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    Re: Giant Homer Simpson in Dorset

    Quote Originally Posted by Pottsey
    Hey its raining isn’t it, must be working.
    Some would call that a coincidence

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    Re: Giant Homer Simpson in Dorset

    "It’s not that different from prying to god. Do you also laugh at people who pry?"

    Prying to god....i get angry with people that pry. God probably doesnt like people prying in his business.

    PrAying however....somewhat different.........

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    Re: Giant Homer Simpson in Dorset

    oooh, turning into typo bashing :S

    Surely they had to get permission from the council etc? And they would know the importance of the location, so they're also partly responsible?

    Chris

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    Re: Giant Homer Simpson in Dorset

    Yeah...sorry...it just made me laugh. Prying...bothering...god bothering.

    There was logic somewhere in there.

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    Re: Giant Homer Simpson in Dorset

    Yea, im sure no offense would have been taken

    Still lets bash the council for allowing it, wrarr

    Chris

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    Re: Giant Homer Simpson in Dorset

    I agree though, it's a bit insensitive. I've got a mate who's pagan (don't know whether a practising pagan anymore or not) but it does seem a bit mean.

    Someone somewhere must have thought it was a good idea at the time.

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    Re: Giant Homer Simpson in Dorset

    Lets take it to the top, Matt Groening, here we come!

    Chris

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    Re: Giant Homer Simpson in Dorset

    They should have gone whole hog and gotten the guy that does the home voice to sit with a PA system and say things to passers by

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    Re: Giant Homer Simpson in Dorset

    Quote Originally Posted by Joedetic
    They should have gone whole hog and gotten the guy that does the home voice to sit with a PA system and say things to passers by
    Now that I would have paid to go see!! Giant talking hill painting Homer FTUMFW!!!!



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