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Wait - Smurfs are a thing?

Discussion in 'Bad Dog Cafe' started by Deeve, Feb 18, 2019.

  1. Deeve

    Deeve Poster Extraordinaire Silver Supporter

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    Can't get my head around this.
    You?

    https://www.npr.org/2019/02/17/6955...ion-as-thousands-gather-to-break-world-record
    They came covered in blue paint, donning red and white hats, nearly 3,000 in all. Their goal was simple: To break the world record for the largest group of people dressed as Smurfs.

    The group Dä Traditionsverein organized the event in Lauchringen, Germany on Saturday near the border with Switzerland. They had strict rules: in order to be counted, participants couldn't show any non-blue skin. They could dress as Papa Smurf — with his trademark red cap and a white beard — or Smurfette, with blonde hair and a white skirt or dress. Normal smurfs were OK, too — but some characters, like the evil wizard Gargamel, were strictly off limits.

    The group posted on Facebook that 2,762 Smurfs showed up.
    The Record Institute for Germany verified that number on its website. They've even provided a certificate for participants.

    Guinness World Records has yet to confirm the feat. The standing record is held by a group of 2,510 people in the United Kingdom in 2009. Dä Traditionsverein first attempted to break that record in 2016.

    The gathering isn't the only smurf-themed record that Guinness keeps tabs on. With a total of 6,320 items, Gerda Sheuers of Ripon, Wisconsin set the record for the largest collection of Smurf-themed memorabilia in 2014.
     
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  2. Shuster

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    Where have you been?? It's all Ball Bearings and Anti Freeze these days:lol:
     
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  3. Jupiter

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    Of course Smurfs are a thing! How could they not be a thing? Doogie Howser was in the movie!
     
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    ...and people think we’re weird because we obsess over the details of our guitar rigs?
     
  5. StrangerNY

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    We went to Belgium for vacation last summer. Smurfs are a product of Belgium, and they are everywhere.

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  6. BobbyZ

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    A friend needed a new phone and I'm trying to convince him it's time to forget the flip phone and get a smart phone.
    Part of my argument was how nice it is to be able Google things. I'm thinking in terms of fixing things. . .
    He asked, "what about Smurf porn?"
    Sure as heck, I Google it and there it is!
    Surprised the heck out of me, never want to see it again.

    Oh yeah, he got a smart phone, hardly see him anymore. . . .
     
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    The general rule of thumb is, if something exists, there's some form of porn related to it, somewhere. There's drawings, paintings, films (animation and otherwise), fan fic, just about anything you can think of, depicting sexual relations between just about anything and anyone you can think of. Some of it's kinda sexy (I've seen a few videos of scuba divers having sex), some of it's just plain warped (e.g. Japanese tentacle erotica). I used to think I demented, until I found out there's people who've depicted Velma and Daphne from the Scooby Doo cartoons in what might be descrived as "compromising situations".
     
  8. StrangerNY

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    Well, this thread sure took a turn...

    - D
     
  9. Paul Jenkin

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    Can I get my head around it? Not really.

    I'm happy to accept that I'm out of step with the world insofar as things like this are concerned. I used to really enjoy Hobbits, Sci-Fi and things that required me to suspend my disbelief. However, as I've got older, I've struggled to retain enthusiasm for fantasy worlds.

    Good luck to those who are into this sort of thing but I think I'll pass.....
     
  10. LutherBurger

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    The only surprise is that it didn't take place in Japan.
     
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    I'm for anything that brings joy and harms no one.
    I ain't participating in that particular event, but by all means go ahead.
     
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  12. raito

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    The Japanese tentacle thing goes back a ways. Look up The Dream of the Fisherman's Wife.

    There's also this:


    As for the Smurf thing, it sounds a bit like someone saw there was a record, and tried to break it. Which is cool. I'll bet they had a nice party afterward.
     
  13. Flakey

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    I had to frequently deal with smurfing in one of my jobs in the past:

    "A smurf is a colloquial term for a money launderer, or one who seeks to evade scrutiny from government agencies by breaking up a transaction involving a large amount of money into smaller transactions below the reporting threshold."
     
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    It's a blue thread.
     
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    Yes, I forgot to say there's at least 200 years of history on that front. I'm familiar with Hokusai-san's work. And what you should have said was, "Whatever you do, don't look up The Dream Of The Fisherman's Wife"! :D
     
  16. raito

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    What fun would that be? :twisted:
     
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    Well, yes, but saying "don't do that" is usually the cue to actually do it. IF parents hadn't gotten all up in arms about Elvis shaking his hips, or Mick Jagger looking like a hoodlum, or Gene Simmons drooling blood or wagging his tongue around, they might not have had careers. I mean, having Scotty Moore playing guitar in your band will only carry you so far.
     
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    Why is there only one female smurf? .....HMMM
     
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