p2pnet.net OT news:- What IS it with Bloody Barney?
At the beginning of April we posted this pic with a story saying p2pnet is experiencing what seems to be a Barney Boom.
p2pnet’s Bloody Barney pix show consistently in our stats, day after day, and when we looked yesterday afternoon at 4:34 PST, the April post, we’ll call it Bloody Barney 2, had clocked up 1,532 views. The post it refers to, Bloody Barney 1, which went up in October, 2005, had reached 3,311 views.
And p2pnet’s own views don’t register on the page hit counter.
At 11:25 today BB2 was at 1,542 and BB1, 3,396
On big sites, this wouldn’t amount to a whole lot. They get those kinds of numbers every 10 minutes. But more than 50 hits a day for a post that’s been up for not quite a month?
So we did a little looking around and Lo!. We’re not alone in finding Barney very, very scary.
There’s the Barney Jihad, for example.
“So you want to know what’s really going on, eh?” – says the site, continuing:
What if I were to tell you that our world is under attack from a demon lord and his allies, a race of extraterrestrial sorcerors? That this unholy alliance seeks to either make us their slaves or destroy us utterly? And that the demon lord himself leads the invasion under the benevolent guise of the childrenÃ¢â¬â¢s TV host Barney the Dinosaur?
You’d think I was crazy, right? Well, that’s as may be. But it happens to be true.
If they were left alone, the enemy would’ve swept through and enslaved or destroyed us years ago. But they aren’t unopposed.
Out there on the fringes of your everyday, ordinary mundane life, a group of special men and women have dedicated their lives to fighting this threat. They are, for lack of a better term, Earth’s first legion of superheroes: warriors, aliens, wizards, scientists, werewolves… champions all, the best and brightest from across the depths of space and time standing proudly against the darkness.
‘They are the Jihad to Destroy Barney the Purple Dinosaur, and they fight to holdback Armageddon for another day.’
Then, “Which one is scarier?” – asks justsara on her Yahoo Answers page.
The p2pnet Bloody Barney? Or Michael Jackson? Hard to say. heh
Or how about Brian Bull’s “Day of the Barney” trilogy?
“There are people who don’t want me to love you, and want to take you away from me,” says a clip, going on
These people are very bad, and want to hurt your loving friend Barney. Some of them may be people who are very close to you. But do you know what?”
The audience of children silently yet anxiously awaited the answer. An unholy stillness had fallen upon the crowd. Many of the adults began to feel isolated, targeted…..unwelcome.
“None of them, not a single one, loves you as much as I do. I’m your only real friend in the world. I really love you, I do! But these bad people don’t.
Some of them may be your neighbors. Some of them may be your teachers. And some of them…..”
“Who, Barney, who?!?” shrieked a young girl from a barricade.
“…some of them may be _your_ parents!”
OH! The Horror!
But if you’re looking for Bloody barney pix, how about this? 365 Curel Ways to Dispose of Barney the Purple Toliet (? Dinosaur?
Make him watch his own show
Get him to read “The Canonical List of Blonde Jokes” to a room full of feminists
Move every third molecule 3 feet to the left until he closely resembles Picasso’s “Guernica”.
Have him star in an Energizer commercial substituting for the Bunny, and have the guy lie about which battery really lasts longer.
Lock him in a suitcase and leave at the Denver airport. I don’t think they’ve fixed their suitcase-eating baggage carousel yet.
Ah me. The list of sites is endless ……………………..
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