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Pacesetter
09-06-2005, 06:27 PM
Jonathan Bender, of the Indiana Pacers, is raising donatable items for the victims in his hometown of Picayune, Mississippi.

Greenwood Park Mall at 10 am, tomorrow morning.

Lafayette Square at 12 noon, tomorrow.

Conseco Court next to the Fieldhouse.

More details here: http://aol.nba.com/pacers/ (http://aol.nba.com/pacers/)

Personally I have been waiting for something like this because I like the added touch of JB being from there and making sure this will get to the people who needs it most!

God bless you JB, I'm personally very proud of your hard work, and benevolence for this cause and our countrymen!!! Keep up the good work, and let us know if there's more that can be done!!! See you at Greenwood Park Mall!

Pimping31
09-06-2005, 06:51 PM
stop dissing Bender its not funny hes trying to help out the community and you just diss the guy.....

Jermaniac
09-06-2005, 07:00 PM
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Something said or done to evoke laughter or amusement, especially an amusing story with a punch line.
A mischievous trick; a prank.
An amusing or ludicrous incident or situation.
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Dont be so sensitive...

Its getting old ---- When you keep repeating stuff and it gets tired

Not funny --- The jokes you make up are not funny, and people dont laugh at them.

SoupIsGood
09-06-2005, 07:08 PM
:rockon2: Way to go Bender.




As for the Bender jokes.... they are getting old. There's simply no new angle to them.

Pimping31
09-06-2005, 07:08 PM
Defintley its not funny anymore.

Pimping31
09-06-2005, 07:10 PM
Whatever continue your Bender jokes but there still not funny to me.

SoupIsGood
09-06-2005, 07:11 PM
It's unfortunate that every single one of them from the last 6 years is still applicable.

I'll contact the forum police for those concerned, however.

I called home to have them go and donate on one of those days. May parents plan to do so.

Sheesh. I can't say a certain joke is getting old without the whole forum police bit? :unimpress

Lord Helmet
09-06-2005, 07:17 PM
Everyone just calm down...

And, stop being so sensitive............

SoupIsGood
09-06-2005, 07:18 PM
Everyone just calm down...

And, stop being so sensitive............

You can find a joke not funny, and at the same time not be offended by it...

Harmonica
09-06-2005, 07:18 PM
Whatever continue your Bender jokes but there still not funny to me.
Maybe you're not his audience. Or Bender humor is simply not your cup o' tea. Might I suggest you go see The 40 Year Old Virgin? Lots of dick jokes and potty humor that you might find more suitable to your taste.

RamyBaller1
09-06-2005, 07:19 PM
God bless Jon Bender's soul. He does a lot of stuff in the community, people just don't mention it because he does a lot of stuff under the radar.

SoupIsGood
09-06-2005, 07:20 PM
Maybe you're not his audience. Or Bender humor is simply not your cup o' tea. Might I suggest you go see The 40 Year Old Virgin? Lots of dick jokes and potty humor that you might find more suitable to your taste.

God I love those "I'm an arrogant ***" jokes. :lmao:

Harmonica
09-06-2005, 07:21 PM
God I love those "I'm an arrogant ***" jokes. :lmao:
:laugh: Aren't they the best?

RamyBaller1
09-06-2005, 07:29 PM
Maybe you're not his audience. Or Bender humor is simply not your cup o' tea. Might I suggest you go see The 40 Year Old Virgin? Lots of dick jokes and potty humor that you might find more suitable to your taste.

That last part was inappropriate and frankly disgusting sir.

RamyBaller1
09-06-2005, 07:30 PM
Benders agent? j/k

Welcome

:welcome:

Thank you. How did you make the welcome smiley?

Knucklehead Warrior
09-06-2005, 07:34 PM
You can find a joke not funny, and at the same time not be offended by it... Yup.

Picayune is about 30 miles N. of NO, so it got hit pretty hard. I have relatives 70-100 miles N. of Picayune and most had only minor damage, but some had some pretty good hits by trees. Many of them had their power restored only yesterday, so that gives you an idea of what is needed. I suspect Picayune's power is many days if not weeks away.

On a side note, some people from Indy went to MS last week and their truckload of porta-potties was hijacked! :-o

Harmonica
09-06-2005, 07:52 PM
That last part was inappropriate and frankly disgusting sir.
:rolleyes:

Eindar
09-06-2005, 07:58 PM
That last part was inappropriate and frankly disgusting sir.

4 posts and calling people out? Wow

Eindar
09-06-2005, 07:59 PM
I think the JB jokes are here to say, and justifiably so, until he plays a 65+ games in a season. Those of you who are tired of them, I suggest you learn to cope.

RamyBaller1
09-06-2005, 08:10 PM
4 posts and calling people out? Wow

When I see someone talked about a sexual part in a perverse way, that is not something I expect to find on an internet sports forum.

Harmonica
09-06-2005, 08:15 PM
When I see someone talked about a sexual part in a perverse way, that is not something I expect to find on an internet sports forum.
Um, it's a common term that is a part of our vernacular used to describe the kind of humor found in this particular movie. Nothing perverse about it.

SoupIsGood
09-06-2005, 08:17 PM
When I see someone talked about a sexual part in a perverse way, that is not something I expect to find on an internet sports forum.


Just wait till you hear about Hulk's special dance!

MagicRat
09-06-2005, 08:21 PM
That last part was inappropriate and frankly disgusting sir.

I take it you are a big fan of the former President?........:-p
http://www.gmu.edu/library/specialcollections/nixon_bowling.gif

Hicks
09-06-2005, 09:14 PM
:rockon2: Way to go Bender.




As for the Bender jokes.... they are getting old. There's simply no new angle to them.

Agreed.

Jeff Foster
09-06-2005, 09:17 PM
Marbury was on ESPN crying and he is going to donate like $1 million

Pimping31
09-06-2005, 09:18 PM
Maybe you're not his audience. Or Bender humor is simply not your cup o' tea. Might I suggest you go see The 40 Year Old Virgin? Lots of dick jokes and potty humor that you might find more suitable to your taste.

I think that suited for you since u bring it up so dont talk **** and go enjoy watching 40 year old version with ur hands in ur panths.

Jaydawg2270
09-06-2005, 09:18 PM
panths?????

indytoad
09-06-2005, 09:21 PM
I think that suited for you since u bring it up so dont talk **** and go enjoy watching 40 year old version with ur hands in ur panths.

:laugh:

Today has been pretty funny.

IndyToad
Don't let it bother you

Pimping31
09-06-2005, 09:22 PM
Most un funny post of the year^

Pimping31
09-06-2005, 09:25 PM
Yeah i would love to see you help hurricane victims with your clown suit on lmao.

Jaydawg2270
09-06-2005, 09:27 PM
Yeah i would love to see you help hurricane victims with your clown suit on lmao.

WTF!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

SoupIsGood
09-06-2005, 10:17 PM
Yeah i would love to see you help hurricane victims with your clown suit on lmao.


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Kegboy
09-06-2005, 10:25 PM
http://img107.imageshack.us/img107/8171/nicepost3ss.gif

:hypnotize

I could watch that for hours. What's it from?

Kstat
09-06-2005, 10:30 PM
someone needs to go see a proctologist to have a large stick removed......

and SIG, you cease to amuse me every day. Wait, that didn't go right.

SoupIsGood
09-06-2005, 10:35 PM
someone needs to go see a proctologist to have a large stick removed......

and SIG, you cease to amuse me every day. Wait, that didn't go right.

:flirt: :kiss:

SoupIsGood
09-06-2005, 10:36 PM
:hypnotize

I could watch that for hours. What's it from?

I have no idea really.

ABADays
09-06-2005, 10:41 PM
:whistle: will go on hiatus this one time only.

Lord Helmet
09-06-2005, 11:43 PM
I think that suited for you since u bring it up so dont talk **** and go enjoy watching 40 year old version with ur hands in ur panths.
Take that to RATS.....:shakehead

Jermaniac
09-06-2005, 11:50 PM
I want the minute and 2 seconds it took me to read this thread back............You read threads?

pizza guy
09-07-2005, 12:21 AM
Wow. Honestly folks. There are people down there in the Gulf Coast area who are without homes, food, clothes, and the entire livelihood. I don't care if some one cracks a Bender joke, we've all done it. I don't care if some one comments on a movie, I've certainly eluded to cinematic productions before. How about we put this in perspective and realize that arguing over the telling of jokes is absolutely ridiculous in a thread created to help of own countrymen who have had their lives washed away in a matter of hours.

If you can help, please, do something for these people. All the sports stars that are doing this charity work are wonderful, but so much is needed. It really is beyond comprehension to me the magnitude of this disaster. Send some canned goods, send some blankets or clothes, at the very least, send your thoughts and prayers for these folks.

While we sit and bicker over what jokes should be told, there are people who don't have a thing in the world to laugh about.

NorCal_Pacerfan
09-07-2005, 12:23 AM
What a thread.

Brian
09-07-2005, 01:18 AM
This one time at band camp...

Peck
09-07-2005, 01:39 AM
Jon Bender walks into a Doctors office witha frog on his head. The Doctor asks, what's the matter with you? The frog replies "I don't know, it started out as a wart on my @ss".


Free Btown!!!!!!!

Kstat
09-07-2005, 01:44 AM
How about we put this in perspective and realize that arguing over the telling of jokes is absolutely ridiculous in a thread created to help of own countrymen who have had their lives washed away in a matter of hours.

While we sit and bicker over what jokes should be told, there are people who don't have a thing in the world to laugh about.

Nobody is making light of New Orleans, and it'd probably be best if you didnt try to tell people here where their perspectives are. A lot of people here have donated and are continuing to donate to the relief effort. Get off your soap box.

efx
09-07-2005, 02:31 AM
The Internet.

Serious Business.

Arcadian
09-07-2005, 03:52 AM
Honestly, I am surprised by the lack of Bender jokes considering the thread title.

Jon, if you are lurking I don't think the jokes are funny and I believe in you.

Kstat
09-07-2005, 03:55 AM
Jon, if you are lurking, try drinking some milk for once.

Arcadian
09-07-2005, 03:58 AM
That's not funny, he is lactose intolerant.

Kstat
09-07-2005, 04:13 AM
That's not funny, he is lactose intolerant.

Oh, the irony.....

Stryder
09-07-2005, 07:43 AM
The rain in Spain falls mainly on the plain.

Hicks
09-07-2005, 07:45 AM
Nobody is making light of New Orleans, and it'd probably be best if you didnt try to tell people here where their perspectives are. A lot of people here have donated and are continuing to donate to the relief effort. Get off your soap box.

You respond to your perceived soapbox with telling him what to do.

Hicks
09-07-2005, 07:47 AM
I don't have the time to meticulously pick out the on topic posts, so I'm moving the entire derailed thread to the shout box. If another admin has the time, feel free to move the few legit posts for this topic back to Pacers.

Pacesetter
09-07-2005, 03:24 PM
Thanks for preparing this ordeal JB. I find nothing more rewarding than being able to help out. Everyone working together to help each other out feels good. Thanks JB, Picayune ought to be very proud of you!! :cool:

Believe_in_blue
09-07-2005, 04:12 PM
Jon Bender walks into a Doctors office witha frog on his head. The Doctor asks, what's the matter with you? The frog replies "I don't know, it started out as a wart on my @ss".


Free Btown!!!!!!!
:laugh:

MagicRat
09-07-2005, 07:52 PM
I post this while thinking of the Friends episode where Chandler makes a New Year's resolution not to make fun of anyone. Let's see if anyone here can hold out longer than he did...........

http://www.nba.com/media/pacers/bender_330_donations2.jpg

pizza guy
09-07-2005, 09:35 PM
KStat, I mentioned that I don't care if people crack Bender jokes, I do myself. But, in a thread that is discussing the severe problems that a player is trying to help alleviate, we should not insult that player. Rather, we should say, "Wow, what a great guy," not some smart-alek remark.

I apologize for preaching like I did, it's not my place to tell people what to do, I know that. I was merely expressing my opinion in the same way you did when to told me to get off my soapbox. I feel, however, that in a thread with such a serious topic, seriousness and respect should be shown. Not insults to the man doing what he can to help.

Jermaniac
09-07-2005, 10:31 PM
The Internet.

Serious Business.For real, I got stabbed on the net once.

pizza guy
09-07-2005, 11:31 PM
There were Bender jokes early on in the thread.

But, back to the topic because I don't feel it's necessary to discuss the Bender jokes any longer. Sorry for the disruption, you may now return to the regularly scheduled thread.

MagicRat
09-07-2005, 11:38 PM
:bananadea

Looks like you did a fine job calming up........

Gyron
09-08-2005, 03:31 PM
Follow-up article from Indystar.com

http://www.indystar.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20050908/SPORTS04/509080431/1062/NLETTER01

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Basketball can wait. Survivors of Hurricane Katrina can't.

That was Jonathan Bender's message Wednesday as the Indiana Pacers forward helped load trucks with supplies to take to his hometown of Picayune, Miss.

"This has basically been my life since it happened," said Bender, who thanked people as they dropped off supplies at Greenwood Park Mall, Lafayette Square Mall and Conseco Fieldhouse. "I was looking at my hometown and hearing people talk about how bad it is down there. I can't let people suffer down there. I dribbled the ball in those neighborhoods growing up. I had to do something and put responsibility on my back and take charge."

Members of the Pacers' organization, along with Bender's sister, Valerie McDowell, and his chef, Derrick Franklin, helped load trucks. Donors received free tickets to tonight's Indiana Fever playoff game. Supplies such as water and diapers can be dropped off at the three locations through Friday from 8 a.m. to 7 p.m.

Bender has rented six, two-bedroom apartments in Indianapolis for about 20 family members.

"Everybody is calling me and telling me they don't have a home," he said. "Everybody has nothing. When your money runs out at the hotel, you're stuck. What do you do? You call the friend you have. I have to help these people."

Bender plans to go to Mississippi and New Orleans to check on his offseason home before going to Houston to work with his personal trainer in preparation for training camp, which opens in early October.

"(This) made me have another outlook on life," he said. "I don't take a lot of things for granted, like ice and water."

ABADays
09-08-2005, 08:34 PM
Is this where the coats go?