Monday, January 4, 2010



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  1. Gold.

  2. lol… funny…

  3. Ah sickipedia, great website

  4. hahaha, that is utter genius! Almost worth getting fired for! A good story to explain it anyway! :D

  5. In Australia that would have gotten a laugh.
    In the US, you get fired.
    Americans really need to harden the fuck up.

  6. She got fired over that. :/ sucks major

  7. Yes, but Australians are still 20 years behind the rest of the world and find racism funny.
    Thank god I moved overseas, leaving my uneducated, redneck, hideous countrymen behind.
    I’m so ashamed I’ll even say I’m from New Zealand if I’m asked.

  8. @ Village Idiot…Actually, the term is “lighten up”…so, if you’re going to talk shit about us at least get the terminology right…

  9. And who’s says this douche is from the US, anyway?? I see nothing pinpointing him as an American…

  10. Since Americans don’t ever call someone a ginger, there’s no way this was US, definitely AUS or UK. So I guess the Village Idiots name is scarily accurate.

  11. Sure tinydancer, you are superior to us Aussies. Glad you don’t identify as one of us. I can’t really understand why you would want to then identify as a New Zealander, it is well known they have severe Xenophobia..

    Stupid Midgit!

  12. I see nothing with wrong with the name Terry

  13. @ tinydancer

    I love how you preach tolerance and cultural acceptance by making gross generalisations about two entire countries.

  14. You know with a name like Pimpmachine, you’re getting nothing but pure class.

  15. That is perfect. Terry the Chocolate Orange is perfect.

    Stupid fucking Gingers.

  16. tinydancer, sounds like your loss was our gain. waahhh wahhh you find racism funny, wahhh wahhh we should all be politically correct and having a sense of humour offends me. fuck off.

  17. Gingers are Frodo.

  18. Titty Twister : Australians tell people to “Harden the fuck up” and it’s a pretty common phrase for people that are too soft and can’t take a joke “Mate, have a teaspoon of cement and harden the fuck up”

    Oh, and “Terry the chocolate orange is gold!”

  19. @Kamelita

    I remember watching south park and the episode was about ginger kids. Just from that I think it is used in the states and more common than you think. However we don’t no where this person is from so it could be anywhere.

  20. @Kamelita forgive me if I’m wrong but I go believe that Southpark is an American creation that has devoted a lot of time to gingers. I’m pretty sure they aren’t the only ones.

    Don’t speak for your country it makes your country look bad.

  21. The saying “harden the fuck up” comes from a popular Australian comedy show called Ronnie John’s Half Hour so VillageIdiot was not using the incorrect saying, TittyTwister. Also, I live in the midwest United States and one of my friends has red hair and we call him a ginger. As a matter of fact, we call all redheaded people gingers. It’s not derogatory or ignorant, it’s just…funny.

  22. lol dammit scooped by kasp

  23. i think that it was a little ridiculous to get fired over the name “Terry the Chocolate Orange” (quite funny btw). And for the record, i have heard the term ginger used, i was called that when i went to my military tech school. I think that the company could have handled the situation differently, but someone could have taken offense to it and reported them…and they have those equal opportunity policies everywhere these days in the states…

  24. Well, “Pimpmachine” was certainly easy enough to find on Facebook. No info on where he’s from but his friend list has a lot of people from Sussex and Bristol.

  25. Why are all of my comments getting moderated lately? Did I offend the lamebook gods at some point?

  26. GrammaticalErrors

    I prefer the term “Ranga” (as in orangutan) to Ginger myself!

    If I was the woman I would have laughed out loud at that, Terry the chocolate orange is GOLD!

  27. Heh, two insults in one.

    Seriously, though, it’s not that racist. It’s not saying anything derogatory about black people or red heads, it’s just making a joke about chocolate oranges, which are yummy. Also, I don’t know where this guy is from, but as for Australians, it’s considered friendly to insult people in Australia.

    Anyway, it’s not something I would’ve said but not something that I would’ve thought anyone should get fired over, either.

    tinydancer: If you were born and raised in Australia, you are a result of Australian upbringing whether you like it or not, even if you consider yourself “above” the rest of us. Don’t be a coward and just own up to it. You are allowed to still have your own values and be Australian.

  28. As an NZer, I don’t think we’re any more xenophobic than Australians.
    Though Australia does have the best start to any TV show ever with Summer Heights High..
    “People are racist to us FOBs, so we can be racist to Rangas!”
    “But red-haired people aren’t a race Jonah.”
    “But sir there’s heaps of them, they’re everywhere!”

    Irrelevant, but hilarious.

  29. The two essential Australian characteristics are 1. The abilitiy to sink piss 2. The ability to take the piss. Harden the fuck up indeed.

  30. @tinydancer … It’s been said here before but I’ll say it again… Good riddance, fuck off.

    And by the way , Terry the Chocolate Ginger is one of the funniest things I’ve seen in in a while!

  31. Well, paint me red and call me a ginger….I’ve only ever heard “lighten up”…like “you’re taking things to hard” so “lighten up” I guess it makes sense both ways. See, they always say you learn something new every day =)

  32. @jmdp, thank you thank you, can’t believe i didnt think of Jonah as soon as “Rangas” came up.
    “How is it okay for you to bully Ben?
    “‘Cause he’s a ranga.
    “A what!?
    “A ranga, sir. ‘Cause he’s got red hair, Orangatan. That’s what we call them.

  33. Total win.

  34. “orange chocolate” sounds better

  35. Possibly the funniest thing I’ve heard in a while! And I don’t find it racist either, just hilarious!

  36. Terry the Chocolate Orange is the most appropriate and adorable name ever.
    Why would someone fire this person over sheer brilliance?

  37. PS: This person, on facebook, is in a group called ‘Dear Orange-faced girls, You look like a Carrot :)

  38. Status stolen from

  39. Kiwis and Aussies take the piss outta everything, it’s how we are. Political correctness is almost an insult (and I use it as one). The world needs to harden the fuck up and stop being insulted

  40. tiny dancer you also have a tiny mind. What is the world coming to when a fanta pants and black guy cant be the brunt of jokes… Why is everything always considered racist a joke is usually only funny when its at someone elses expense….stop being so precious and learn to laugh again

  41. im an aussie redhead and i dont give a damn about being called ginger, ranga, anything like that. mal-intentioned racism isn’t cool by any standards but when its genuine light-hearted fun who is it hurting? whoever fired this person clearly has no sense of humour, lol.

  42. This made me remember I had a chocolate orange in the fridge. Fuckin tasty. Both as a joke and in my mouth. But seriously living in North America, and having a sister that is living in Aus and just married an Aussie, I gotta say “political correctness” (notice the quotes, as if to indicate the idea behind such a notion is absolutely rediculous) isn’t in the Australian vocab and I love it.

    I think the only think that could have topped the original post off would have been if the confectionary was orginally named, “Toby’s Chocolate Orange”.

    Then it would have been truely over the top…

  43. is anyone thinking jaffa (like the chocolates) would’ve been the perfect nickname??

  44. @gemmi Different confectionary, same joke :)

  45. Joke was stolen off sickipedia i hate these people as much as i hate people who put song lyrics in their updates

  46. stupid newfags

  47. spooning leads to forking

    Rangas are people too.

  48. Well we can’t expect someone named “Pimpmachine” to come up with his own jokes, now can we?

    I’m an American and DEFINITELY use the term “ginger.”

    Chocolate oranges are pretty fantastic. That child would be lucky to have been named after them.

  49. spooning leads to forking

    I am still failing to see how the name is racist…I must be too Australian.

  50. I thought that was the funniest post I read in a while – stolen or not – I love chocolate oranges! And in no way did I think that was racist… I would’ve laughed myself silly if someone had said that to me!

    I love gingers! Tori Amos is my favorite… :D

  51. Chewbacca shagger

    Hehehehehe. Rangas are funny.

  52. I prefer the term blood nut

  53. sooooo many people have assumed it’s non-fictitious lol
    it’s absolutely hilarious material though

  54. Yep, I am an Aussie,
    and to those who are making gross generalisations of us being racist…. um, how about you fuck off? Yeah, Thanks.

    My mum’s gay, her partner is a brit, my brother is Muslim, my sister-in-law is Malaysian so my nephew and niece are half asian.

    If that doesn’t show you how multicultural we are then I don’t know what does.

    The fact is that most people take our sense of humour the wrong way. I agree that sometimes it’s a bit borderline, but for fuck’s sake, lighten up, assume everything we say is meant as a joke and Viola! you don’t end up getting offended.
    If you can’t laugh it off, there’s something wrong with you. If an aussie is polite and well mannered it means they really don’t like you, the more rough and rude we are to you, the more we like you. Deal with it.

  55. Read that on Sickipedia a week ago…

  56. Mild Racism is funny? Ginger people are not.

  57. Lol. Token Kiwi at 39 is “Finn”. What is that entire fucking country in Crowded House?

  58. I think ginger jokes and Irish jokes are hilarious….. and, yes, I’m both of the aforementioned

  59. a drunk fantapants. I’d feel sorry for you if I wasn’t laughing at your misfortune.

    I am an Aussie of Irish decent, and boy I am pale as fuck.

  60. Terry the Chocolate Orange huh? I’m getting a mental picture of the guy from Yo Gabba Gabba… *Chortle*

  61. @ gingerspecs.

    I’m sure you are just retarded and think you are Irish because your parents once went to Ireland. You Americans….

  62. duplicate v____v

  63. @50 love the Tori reference!

  64. Hey bender…
    Did you mean: ridiculous
    1. Urban Dictionary: rediculous
    rediculous – 9 definitions – The alarmingly common misspelling of [ridiculous].

  65. you’re all arguing as to whether the post could be australian or american, based on whether ‘g i n g e r’ is an accepted term there. also there are posts mentioning terry being a good name, or suggesting ‘toby’s chocolate orange’? irony? i’m not sure. but the fact is, ‘terry’s chocolate orange’ is the trademarked name of a chocolate snack in england.

    so unless you have that in america or australia, and were aware of aforementioned confectionery, then you’re all utterly wrong, barking up the wrong tree, and missing some (if not the (orange) essence) of the joke.

  66. the guy has named himself “pimpmachine” I hate him for that.

  67. This person didn’t really get fired over anything, it’s a joke from Sickipedia.

    Shouldn’t even be on lamebook.


  69. gemmi: I was thinking of Jaffas too!
    babaedsheep: I’m a kiwi too, but not called Finn :-) My house isn’t crowded either.
    Infect: Hell yeah.

  70. Will never again look at Terry’s Chocolate Oranges quite the same.

  71. All Americans who gets offended by Village Idiots’ comment are Frodo.

  72. I want to go to Australia…

  73. alordslums, we DO have them in America! I just had one last month. The joke doesn’t really make much sense if you don’t know what they are. I just thought that Kamelita was being completely thick in thinking that no one in America uses the term ginger. I don’t care where the hell the joke originated from; it CLEARLY wasn’t from “Pimpmachine.” With a name like that, you don’t have the luxury of being clever.

  74. 54 KAOSS, you took the words out of my mouth, thank you. It amazes me how so many things turn into a race and country issue. Does it really matter what country he’s from?

    I found it funny though

  75. “Ginger” is hardly ever used in the US, but has become more popular since the South Park episode. Also, this type of humor and knowledge of chocolate oranges are rare in the US.

    Pimpmachine is from the UK. Very easy to find on FB.

  76. I don’t watch South Park, but I surmise there was an episode about gingers. I didn’t know I was such a rarity.

  77. I simply cannot believe that no one has asked if the carpets match the drapes.
    Come on people!!

  78. Antarctic Circle

    @ Anitalaff – just spilled the proverbial coffee all over the desk… thanks!

  79. OMG will the people whinging about sickipedia stfu already! We get it, you saw it first ~ somebody call the waaahmbulance!

  80. So much anger in this thread that needs to be fucked out

  81. PaulD, you are so right :P

  82. Omg, I wonder if that’s my whore next door Neighbor?
    She’s such a ginger whore. Annnd now she’s pregnant.
    Hey, if you’re reading this; STFU everyone in the building can hear your obnoxious sex. And clean out your vagh, we can smell it from here.

  83. @fingerman

    I stand corrected. Thank you good sir.

  84. Harden the fuck up.
    It’s not just a cool saying,
    It’s a way of life.

  85. Actually it was pretty rare to hear an American call a redhead a ginger until after the South Park episode, and even now it’s still fairly rare. I do think that was a pretty stupid reason to fire someone though. You shouldn’t lose your job over being a rude jerk. It was pretty funny though.

  86. For all you fails that think this is true, it’s a joke off sickipedia (, along with almost every other joke from facebook statuses :)

  87. lol @ PaulD.

    I know the English like to call redheads “Gingers”, where us Aussies call them “Rangas” like most have pointed out already. I love how ex-patriate Australians become less Aussie the farther they move away from Australia.

    I’m would almost bet my left nut TinyDancer is Germaine Greer!!! Offers nothing constructive, but spreads plenty of vitriol and stereotyping.

  88. Thats 2 so far today said to be from sickipedia.

    NOTE to self: check out sickipedia – thats some funny sh*t, I don’t care who ya are.

  89. Ginger here, that’s fucking hilarious

  90. They should have given her a bonus!

  91. whawha “They should have given her a bonus!”

    More like a raise and a bonus! Then, terminated the other chick for fucking a chocolate orange!

  92. I know it’s a bit of a late reply, but this status is a joke that was taken from my Sickipedia profile.

    Check it out and vote it up if you enjoy any, cheers

    PS. For the record, I’m from the UK.

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