Show Posts

This section allows you to view all posts made by this member. Note that you can only see posts made in areas you currently have access to.


Messages - Pæs

Pages: 1 ... 52 53 54 [55] 56 57 58 ... 164
811
Think for Yourself, Schmuck! / Re: what do you mean, "original"?
« on: December 17, 2013, 10:12:03 pm »
FIGHT FIRE WITH FIRE.

WHAT'S A DIMINUTIVE FORM OF "GRANNY"?

812
Material handler just went batshit on "K", and drove through building H knocking over shaker screens, tables, and trying to squish Troy.

Police & ambulance are here.  Guy DOES NOT GIVE A FUUUUUUUCK!

Everything is going all Tucson on me.

Holy shit.

814
Aneristic Illusions / Re: Random News Stories
« on: December 17, 2013, 03:43:13 am »
Well done, that man.

815
The Richard Nixon school of ballet and the arts / Re: For Twid
« on: December 17, 2013, 01:20:03 am »
Google it and then imagine someone giving you one of those as an enema.

816
"Insensitive" is probably a better term than "offensive."
Yeah?  How?
IMO, because the rape survivors who are responding don't seem to feel that "Oompa, Loompa, floompity fail, if you're a rapist, you'll go to jail." conveys suitable gravitas for the experience it describes.

817
Think for Yourself, Schmuck! / Re: what do you mean, "original"?
« on: December 17, 2013, 12:34:56 am »
Nope. Most people have three totally new thoughts per week, not inspired by or derived from existing thoughts.

New thoughts, which exist in isolation from all else.

The trouble is, these thoughts are nonsense and quickly forgotten because of their lack of relevance to reality.

818
Fox News representatives said they would not comment on the issue until they had time to do detailed research into Jackson's racial background.
Must not make topical comparison...
Go ahead.
Nah, dude, I'm just not sure it's clear that "I'll get back to you when I have more information" while a pretty bipedal response... when delivered too late reads like "You're an asshole until further notice. I'm going to do some research and get back to you on whether or not you're still an asshole, but keep in mind that you're an asshole until then."

That's fair. At this point I'm more interested in figuring out what the hell happened. I have an inkling of why I was pissed off at the whole thing, but I want to see specifically how this whole incident fits into it.
Right, but I think it's important to understand that when this is your stated position, you're clearly signalling that your focus is on yourself.

If I felt attacked by you and then read you explaining that you were more interested in why you were pissed off, it would be pretty easy to read "than I am in finding out how I hurt Paes" at the end of that.

819
Fox News representatives said they would not comment on the issue until they had time to do detailed research into Jackson's racial background.
Must not make topical comparison...
Go ahead.
Nah, dude, I'm just not sure it's clear that "I'll get back to you when I have more information" while a pretty bipedal response... when delivered too late reads like "You're an asshole until further notice. I'm going to do some research and get back to you on whether or not you're still an asshole, but keep in mind that you're an asshole until then."

820
It's like having Oompa Loompas describe a sexual assault.

As soon as I typed it... that fucking mental image.

821
There are people offended, so I think it's probably offensive, in the same way that when people are impressed a thing is impressive. I really like the stubborn "I'm not being offensive, you're just being offended" in the face of upset readers.

It sounds like part of what affected some survivors is the tone of the thing. It's like having Oompa Loompas describe a sexual assault.

The LOLDAILYMAIL has got more of the response: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2523174/Rape-victims-attack-Nottinghamshire-Polices-sex-attack-Christmas-poem.html

Quote
‘I have spoken to some of our clients who have been victims of sexual assault and they have been utterly distressed and shocked by this poem.
‘They feel that the re-working of a poem aimed at children trivialises the worst event in their lives … Children familiar with the proper Christmas poem would be left very confused if they came across this police version.’She added that the force should concentrate on a ‘stark, unambiguous message that rape is wrong’.

Quote
A spokesman for the group Sexual Abuse Survivors said the phrase ‘happened in a flash’ was not an accurate portrayal of a victim’s experience. She added: ‘That experience can feel like it goes on forever and even after the attack it will stay with that person for a very long time almost like a recording in their mind that goes over and over again.’

822
Fox News representatives said they would not comment on the issue until they had time to do detailed research into Jackson's racial background.

Must not make topical comparison...

823
Forgot to share this...

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-nottinghamshire-25362938



They've denied that the poem is offensive and insist that it will raise awareness in rapists about the impact of their crime.

The poem is being placed as posters at train stations.

824
Just throwing it out there because I haven't seen a forum structure topic for a while.

Do we have too many boards for our present level of activity?

Are there benefits to shrinking things down when it's quiet and are there any suggestions for which boards would be suitable for merger?

825
IT HAS TO BE AN ENSŌ WITH SOMETHING SUGGESTIVE OF GOATSEHANDS ON EITHER SIDE.



Pages: 1 ... 52 53 54 [55] 56 57 58 ... 164