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Re: I Have No Ass and I Must POOP! A "Shut Up™" Sermon by TGRR
« Reply #30 on: December 12, 2011, 07:59:29 pm »
Chapter 80:

In a place where information is suppressed
and curiosity stifled,
the people will be uncaring, unwise, and not free.
They will rely on tradition as their guides;
They will not make observations,
or try new things,
or experiment,
or play.
They will be suspicious of outsiders
just as they are with new ideas.
Their minds will be as stagnant
as the pond where they dump their garbage.
They are surely as dead as they can be,
though they still draw breath.


Yeah, that.

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Re: I Have No Ass and I Must POOP! A "Shut Up™" Sermon by TGRR
« Reply #31 on: December 12, 2011, 11:00:57 pm »
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concentrate attention

& suggest

profundity

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My grocery list didn't look profound.  :?
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Re: I Have No Ass and I Must POOP! A "Shut Up™" Sermon by TGRR
« Reply #32 on: December 13, 2011, 12:33:23 pm »
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concentrate attention

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profundity

 :p

My grocery list didn't look profound.  :?


It doesn't?

Huh.  Must be doin' it wrong.


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« Reply #33 on: December 13, 2011, 01:26:12 pm »
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concentrate attention

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profundity

 :p

My grocery list didn't look profound.  :?


It doesn't?

Huh.  Must be doin' it wrong.



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Re: I Have No Ass and I Must POOP! A "Shut Up™" Sermon by TGRR
« Reply #34 on: December 13, 2011, 01:36:37 pm »
Shit.  Sorry for the threadjack.

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All of the above have one thing in common:  They steal your Slack™, and then give your formulaic, false-slack pap in exchange.  They typically do this by offering you what primates need:  An alpha, usually a surrogate one.  The character “Jack Bauer” comes to mind, as does the president, the pope, Rush Limbaugh, or anyone else who will take from the masses the burden of thinking for themselves.  Typically, this is sold with John Wayne stapled all over it, the only example required to demonstrate this is the recent & laughable “Rick Perry is Strong” ad.  Same with the fictional Jack Bauer…He’s hard as nails, and has no time for hippie shit like due process & the rule of law.  Don’t you wish we had a Jack Bauer to cut the crap and do horrible shit to really bad people?

It's easier to choose between two things or choose between all things; it's even easier when one of the two things to be chosen is demonstrated to be BadWrong.  A firm handshake, a confident voice, and demonstrating a basic knowledge of the subject matter at hand is usually all you need to set up the false dichotomy.  If you're the one making the speech, you control the set-up.  You can frame the debate any way you want to.  You get to define the terms.  You also get to shout how the other guys are DOING IT WRONG.  They will have to respond to your bullshit, and use your bullshit terms.  And in using your bullshit terms, their own arguments are now yours to control.

That's why it is written:

Chapter 57
Authority rules through miscommunication.
Wars are waged by pandering to fears.
The world can be won by joining opposites:
Tell people what they want to hear, and they will follow.
Make them think like apes, and they will act like monkeys.
Relieve them of their responsibilities, they will call you wise.
Show them what they fear, they will call you just.

Therefore, the wise spags say,
"Pay no attention to the speeches of Authority,
but listen instead to what the audience is hearing.
And if at all possible,
try to be the one making the speech."

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Re: I Have No Ass and I Must POOP! A "Shut Up™" Sermon by TGRR
« Reply #35 on: December 13, 2011, 02:22:21 pm »
line breaks

concentrate attention

& suggest

profundity

 :p

My grocery list didn't look profound.  :?


It doesn't?

Huh.  Must be doin' it wrong.



I'm going to start doing mine like that and dropping them in the aisles when the cart's full. Thank you.  :lulz:
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Re: I Have No Ass and I Must POOP! A "Shut Up™" Sermon by TGRR
« Reply #36 on: December 14, 2011, 01:30:17 am »
I like going to peoples houses and adding special things to their grocery lists, which are often kept on the refrigerator.
“I’m guessing it was January 2007, a meeting in Bethesda, we got a bag of bees and just started smashing them on the desk,” Charles Wick said. “It was very complicated.”


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Re: I Have No Ass and I Must POOP! A "Shut Up™" Sermon by TGRR
« Reply #37 on: December 14, 2011, 01:25:45 pm »
The thread title gave me nostalgia for a book I really, really must have back in my library.

Your OP is also great, and has given me a lot to think about, so thanks twice.
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Re: I Have No Ass and I Must POOP! A "Shut Up™" Sermon by TGRR
« Reply #38 on: December 16, 2011, 02:07:54 am »
 :mittens: to the OP!  Good stuff, there.

This is fucking amazing. Black Velvet Auschwitz.

And the thing is, yes. It's all out in the open, just sitting there to be seen if only anybody would look, and there are just a few people out of every thousand pointing and screaming but nobody else will just turn around and LOOK.

So, we have to come up with other ways to get their attention.


True enough, but I think the problem is more complex.  To me it seems like out of every 1000 people, 1005 of them are pulling your arm, pointing, and screaming in your face.  The real problem is that they are all pointing in different directions.  Which is bad enough by itself, but add to it that most of the places they are pointing to, the SPIDER-APPROVED places, are so much shinier and gussied up than the places that they should be looking.
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Re: I Have No Ass and I Must POOP! A "Shut Up™" Sermon by TGRR
« Reply #39 on: December 16, 2011, 05:11:22 am »
Mhm. Spiders like people to point at grand story book evils and at the less fortunate, and really, any place that isn't them.
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Re: I Have No Ass and I Must POOP! A "Shut Up™" Sermon by TGRR
« Reply #40 on: December 24, 2011, 12:09:03 am »
The board has a conspicuous absence of Roger today.  :sad: Where is he?
“I’m guessing it was January 2007, a meeting in Bethesda, we got a bag of bees and just started smashing them on the desk,” Charles Wick said. “It was very complicated.”


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Re: I Have No Ass and I Must POOP! A "Shut Up™" Sermon by TGRR
« Reply #41 on: December 24, 2011, 12:30:36 am »
The board has a conspicuous absence of Roger today.  :sad: Where is he?

He had today off, so we've been gaming since 11.  Then he went up to play Civilization 5. 
If someone does the “Fine, you’re right, I’m clearly a terrible person, I’m Satan, I’m the worst person alive, I should just die” thing in response to criticism of their harmful behavior, they are trying to manipulate people and flip the situation around so that they look like a victim.

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Re: I Have No Ass and I Must POOP! A "Shut Up™" Sermon by TGRR
« Reply #42 on: December 24, 2011, 12:33:37 am »
Thatll do it.

Done the same thing myself.
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Re: I Have No Ass and I Must POOP! A "Shut Up™" Sermon by TGRR
« Reply #43 on: December 24, 2011, 02:03:38 am »
The board has a conspicuous absence of Roger today.  :sad: Where is he?

He had today off, so we've been gaming since 11.  Then he went up to play Civilization 5. 

 :lulz: Explains everything.
“I’m guessing it was January 2007, a meeting in Bethesda, we got a bag of bees and just started smashing them on the desk,” Charles Wick said. “It was very complicated.”


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Re: I Have No Ass and I Must POOP! A "Shut Up™" Sermon by TGRR
« Reply #44 on: December 24, 2011, 05:52:15 pm »
The board has a conspicuous absence of Roger today.  :sad: Where is he?

He had today off, so we've been gaming since 11.  Then he went up to play Civilization 5. 

 :lulz: Explains everything.

This was followed by naughty shit and some pondering.  I have, it seems, discovered the root cause behind the universe itself, and who is to fucking blame.

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