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Kansas State University band apologizes for ‘offensive’ halftime show formation

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posted on Sep, 9 2015 @ 05:12 AM
People get their panties in a wad over ANYTHING THEY CAN FIND!!!!!
Over this past weekend, Kansas State's marching band, during a halftime show, did a routine depicting the school's mascot, the Jayhawk, in a battle with the starship Enterprise from Star Trek.
Sound pretty cool, right?
Dial whine one one for a waambulance, the PC nazis claim the Enterprise looked like...get this: MALE GENITALIA!!!
No kidding, no joking.

This is the diagram the band's director, Frank Tracz distributed, showing the formation

I dunno about you, but my junk dont look like the Enterprise, so I am not sure how people came up with this, but the whole thing makes me sick.
People really have sone sick perverted minds out there.
Here's a video showing the sequence. Yes, some band members were out of place, but can you see what these weirdos are seeing, I sure as hell cant

If ANYTHING, the formation was jacked up a bit, but STILL dont see what they are seeing

As a result of the whining, the band was given a $5,000 fine and the director suspended for one game.
I'm sorry, this is insane. I dont wanna live here anymore...

William Shatner defends Kansas State's offensive 'Starship Enterprise' formation

edit on 9/9/2015 by HomerinNC because: changed some wording

posted on Sep, 9 2015 @ 05:28 AM
this is what you get when you push the narrative that all feelings and or opinions matter.
some don't, simple as that.
i get it, it looks kinda phallic and it's aiming for the mouth of that bird mascot.
but maybe juuust maybe you can accept an odd coincidence, look past it, and enjoy the show/reference?
i guess not any more.

$5,000 fine and the director suspended for one game.

i...i don't even know what to say to that, my brain, just like elvis, left the building

posted on Sep, 9 2015 @ 06:04 AM
Why would the Jayhawk be battling the Starship Enterprise?
I don't get it. It makes no sense. It's like those crazy Japanese animes where a werewolf is fighting a robot.

Your "Dial whine one one for a waambulance" line is good.
I must add it to my brickbat repertoire

posted on Sep, 9 2015 @ 06:06 AM
a reply to: HomerinNC

And now the PC bs gets a guy suspended for absolutely no reason at all...

I'm done with this idiocy.

If I meet these idiots they are going to find out how very not PC I am

posted on Sep, 9 2015 @ 06:26 AM
Maybe if we didn't live in a society where everything was sexualized to the nth degree, we wouldn't see phallic symbols everywhere.

It looks nothing like that to me and my mind can generally "go there" fairly easily (like I said above).

What happened to letting people complain? Why is it that now every time someone has a complaint it has to be heard and immediately acted upon in the most harsh manner possible? The fact is... The customer is not always right. Not every complaint is valid. Some people need to be told to take a hike.

The world will not burn if every complaint is not met with immediate results, job losses, lost wages, etc. Sometimes shiite is just not that serious.


posted on Sep, 9 2015 @ 06:34 AM
It looks like the duck is doing something with a willy lol.
Even If they did it on purpose so what? it is funny

posted on Sep, 9 2015 @ 06:48 AM
I already posted this in sports, but I've seen people blasting the Bible Belt for this, but the funny part is that KU is the university that's offended, and they're known far and wide as the liberal university. Too much liberal sex on the brain, I'd say.

We were actually there, and it was the Enterprise. I love how there actually isn't a full show anywhere. The formation moves like it does so that the band can be in position for their next formation set. The movement of the ship toward the beak and the opening of the beak is because those band members are already heading to be in place for the next set.

It was really a very dynamic show. Not long after this one, they scrolled Star Wars like the opening credits. And, of course, being that it was the first show of the year, things were not as sharp as they will be later on all over the field from the band to the football team.

posted on Sep, 9 2015 @ 06:52 AM
a reply to: boymonkey74

It seriously does. Don't get me wrong, it doesn't particularly offend me, lol.

But I do see where the uptight PC crowed are coming from. If I saw that on my tv... the last thing that come to my mind is the 'starship enterprise " battling" a mascot'.

If the people who planned this didn't recognize how it would come across, then they must be extremely naive.

Absolute classic.... 'if' it was done being totally oblivious of how it would obviously come across as.

ETA: Though my intuition tells me they knew exactly what they where doing... lol, "nothing off here guys, just the starship Enterprise... honestly"
edit on 9-9-2015 by Subaeruginosa because: (no reason given)

posted on Sep, 9 2015 @ 06:52 AM
a reply to: HomerinNC

If my "thing" looked even remotely anything like what's on the diagram/video, I'd be at the doc's office by now..............
Some of your fellow Americans need do stop drinking that "Wacko Juice" that make them see and hear crazy things everywhere...............

edit on 992015 by BobbyRock because: typing to fast........

posted on Sep, 9 2015 @ 07:53 AM
This is what happens when everyone's mind is in the gutter.

posted on Sep, 9 2015 @ 07:56 AM
I saw this during the game and thought it was genius and really cool. Not once did I think it was offensive. I was like that's the Starship Enterprise, that is so cool. Now we have these jack-wagons with nothing better to do, than to cause problems for good people.
edit on 9-9-2015 by KnightFire because: (no reason given)

posted on Sep, 9 2015 @ 08:48 AM
a reply to: Subaeruginosa

And the problem with the uptight PC crowd is that they leach all the humor and fun out of life.

posted on Sep, 9 2015 @ 08:48 AM

posted on Sep, 9 2015 @ 08:51 AM
a reply to: HomerinNC

It's a stretch to see anything phallic here but there are those who do. And they are vocal because and apparently they have nothing else to do.

Not to drift, but what happens to a society after 20 or 30 years of this foolishness? What is the long term affect? On top of that, it's all subjective. One group is offended about "X" and they make a stink. The next group is offended by "Y" and they make a stink. Nothing is safe from some self appointed do-gooders from saving the universe from their perceived harbinger of the apocalypse.

posted on Sep, 9 2015 @ 08:57 AM
-squints at the picture

hmm..if someones junk looks like that, they better go see a doctor, quick.

I recommend they do something a bit less controversial next a big rocketship sitting on a couple boulders.

(post by ketsuko removed for a serious terms and conditions violation)

posted on Sep, 9 2015 @ 09:14 AM
a reply to: HomerinNC

I swear I saw this same formation in rocks on the surface of Mars!

posted on Sep, 9 2015 @ 09:14 AM
a reply to: ketsuko

Yeah exactly. Its a shame when its only the hardcore PC crowed that can actually recognize an extremely funny elaborate joke, right in front of there face..... Quite literally, in this circumstance, lol.

posted on Sep, 9 2015 @ 11:22 AM
YAY more PC BS to distract people from anything worth paying attention too, and come on folks that looks nothing like genitalia, how dumb do you have be to come up with that?

posted on Sep, 9 2015 @ 11:34 AM
Yes. If it's longer than it is wide, it's a penis.

Knuckling under to morons is never a wise move. Expedient, maybe but unwise.

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