Resisting the surveillance state

Thanks to the always-reliable news site The Duffel Blog, we now know that the “Elf on a Shelf” is actually an intelligence gathering operation run by the NSA. Not everyone is taking this outrage lying down, however; some people have decided that it’s time to fight back:

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  2. Adrienne says:

    Excellent. I think the elves are not only dangerous, but very, very creepy. No elves in this house

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  4. Vader’s Force Choke one is fantastic 🙂

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  5. Tricia says:

    Great stuff! 🙂

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  6. The horror! The horror!

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  7. Oh my – I’ve always thought the elf a bit creepy myself and I PROMISE I am no fan of the NSA, but seeing him water-tortured seems so wrong somehow – so anti-Xmas – that I feel sorry for him and want to send out a rescue party. Am I the only one?
    xx,
    mgh

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    • You’re a much better person than I am, because my first thought was that the obnoxious little busybody asked for it. 🙂

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      • LOL – I don’t know about THAT! I seem to have been born with a severe knee-jerk reaction to the idea of pain in others.

        Even as a little kid I didn’t like many of the cartoons that my brothers found hysterical because I always felt SO sorry for the characters who got dropped off cliffs, blown up, etc. (even tho’ on some level I knew it wasn’t real, I just didn’t like to watch it).

        Most of these were kind of funny (especially #1, the clever Gulliver reference), but I found the water torture one truly chilling. Not sure what’s behind that reaction.
        xx,
        mgh

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        • I agree with you about cartoons (and other programming aimed at children) in which the supposed humor derives from inflicting pain and suffering on others. Not sure why any sane adult would think letting kids watch stuff like that is a good idea.

          I also find the idea of being waterboarded personally horrifying, because I have a terror of drowning (just one of the many reasons I could not watch “Titanic”). On the other hand, I know that our special forces guys undergo waterboarding as part of their training… which may account for G.I. Joe’s willingness to inflict it on that despicable little spy. 🙂

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  8. Reblogged this on Musings on Life & Experience and commented:
    The Elf on the Shelf is paying for his misdeeds.

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  10. The elf is the last lifeline parents have to keep children in line for a few weeks of the year. I see a rebellion afoot!

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