If Heterosexualism Existed, We Wouldn’t Have To Make It Up

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  • Halifax2TheMaxHalifax2TheMax Posts: 22,577
    ecdanc said:
    ecdanc said:
    ecdanc said:
    brianlux said:
    ecdanc said:
    brianlux said:
    ecdanc said:
    brianlux said:
    ^^^ I'll make sure to read all of that when I've run out of books to read.
    You posted your inane tangent in response to something you didn't even read? 

    I read enough to call bullshit, yes.
    No, no you didn't. You read enough to totally misunderstand something. I guess selling books isn't the same as reading them. 

    I call further bullshit.  Knock it off with the personal attacks, buddy.

    Sorry. had to edit.  My arthritis sometimes makes my fingers hit the wrong fucking keys.
    Dude, you felt the need to come respond to a post that is "hey, here's an interesting article, what do you think?" with "I didn't read it, but it's bullshit." What do you expect?
    Except you didn’t do this. You made an eye catching title, some might say, provocative, and posted a link. No comments from you, not even a “what do you think?” I read the article and it reads like a philosophy grad student’s essay, maybe with a little too much time on their hands to concern themselves with runny makeup and hygiene routines on a tv show I never watched nor heard of. Is this the most pressing issue to write about? Or philosophize about? Plus, it was difficult to read as it jumped  around a lot and made my eyes close and head snap.
    It’s the title of the article FFS. 

    And other than that, you didn’t offer up any commentary. Just a title of a thread with the thread title in the posted link. FFS. 
    Jesus. It’s a funny, thought-provoking little post for Valentine’s Day. I thought I was supposed to be the over-sensitive one around here. 
    I didn’t say it bothered me but that it bored me. “Funny” and “thought provoking” to you maybe. 
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  • ecdancecdanc Posts: 1,557
    rgambs said:
    ecdanc said:
    rgambs said:
    There were 2 links in there that I really liked, they were quite good, so I will definitely go back and read through some of the others that didn't interest me on the first pass.

    The piece itself was not at all to my taste, it gave me the feeling of the academic equivalent of an amateur bodybuilder flexing his/her muscles in front of a mirror so his/her friends could watch and clap.

    It did have some interesting points though, if you could make it through the Ayn gRANDstanding.  
    What? What does Rand have to do with anything?
    Pretty much nothing, it just reminded me of her writing style.  The almost self-congratulatory tone, like I said, it comes off very much like posing for applause.
    It's sort of a polar opposite to Rand though, the other side of the coin.  Where Rand would beat you over the head relentlessly with a thousand ways of stating the same simple idea, this writer prefers to beat around the bush a thousand ways to convey a simple idea without stating it.

    But through all that, she? made some interesting and valid points, my favorite of which was that women tend to grow tired of sexual monogamy quicker and possibly to a greater degree than men.
    Honest question: do you read a lot of scholarly writing?
    Pudding in and pudding in--don't feel like methadone. 
  • Halifax2TheMaxHalifax2TheMax Posts: 22,577
    ecdanc said:
    ecdanc said:
    brianlux said:
    ecdanc said:
    brianlux said:
    ecdanc said:
    brianlux said:
    ^^^ I'll make sure to read all of that when I've run out of books to read.
    You posted your inane tangent in response to something you didn't even read? 

    I read enough to call bullshit, yes.
    No, no you didn't. You read enough to totally misunderstand something. I guess selling books isn't the same as reading them. 

    I call further bullshit.  Knock it off with the personal attacks, buddy.

    Sorry. had to edit.  My arthritis sometimes makes my fingers hit the wrong fucking keys.
    Dude, you felt the need to come respond to a post that is "hey, here's an interesting article, what do you think?" with "I didn't read it, but it's bullshit." What do you expect?
    Except you didn’t do this. You made an eye catching title, some might say, provocative, and posted a link. No comments from you, not even a “what do you think?” I read the article and it reads like a philosophy grad student’s essay, maybe with a little too much time on their hands to concern themselves with runny makeup and hygiene routines on a tv show I never watched nor heard of. Is this the most pressing issue to write about? Or philosophize about? Plus, it was difficult to read as it jumped  around a lot and made my eyes close and head snap.
    Where do you publish?
    And that has to do with what, exactly? But since you asked, I’ll answer and not deflect or avoid answering the question. Right here on the Pearl Jam Forums! Woot woot!
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  • ecdancecdanc Posts: 1,557
    ecdanc said:
    ecdanc said:
    ecdanc said:
    brianlux said:
    ecdanc said:
    brianlux said:
    ecdanc said:
    brianlux said:
    ^^^ I'll make sure to read all of that when I've run out of books to read.
    You posted your inane tangent in response to something you didn't even read? 

    I read enough to call bullshit, yes.
    No, no you didn't. You read enough to totally misunderstand something. I guess selling books isn't the same as reading them. 

    I call further bullshit.  Knock it off with the personal attacks, buddy.

    Sorry. had to edit.  My arthritis sometimes makes my fingers hit the wrong fucking keys.
    Dude, you felt the need to come respond to a post that is "hey, here's an interesting article, what do you think?" with "I didn't read it, but it's bullshit." What do you expect?
    Except you didn’t do this. You made an eye catching title, some might say, provocative, and posted a link. No comments from you, not even a “what do you think?” I read the article and it reads like a philosophy grad student’s essay, maybe with a little too much time on their hands to concern themselves with runny makeup and hygiene routines on a tv show I never watched nor heard of. Is this the most pressing issue to write about? Or philosophize about? Plus, it was difficult to read as it jumped  around a lot and made my eyes close and head snap.
    It’s the title of the article FFS. 

    And other than that, you didn’t offer up any commentary. Just a title of a thread with the thread title in the posted link. FFS. 
    Jesus. It’s a funny, thought-provoking little post for Valentine’s Day. I thought I was supposed to be the over-sensitive one around here. 
    I didn’t say it bothered me but that it bored me. “Funny” and “thought provoking” to you maybe. 
    I’m guessing you’re not the intended audience. 
    Pudding in and pudding in--don't feel like methadone. 
  • rgambsrgambs Posts: 12,378
    ecdanc said:
    rgambs said:
    ecdanc said:
    rgambs said:
    There were 2 links in there that I really liked, they were quite good, so I will definitely go back and read through some of the others that didn't interest me on the first pass.

    The piece itself was not at all to my taste, it gave me the feeling of the academic equivalent of an amateur bodybuilder flexing his/her muscles in front of a mirror so his/her friends could watch and clap.

    It did have some interesting points though, if you could make it through the Ayn gRANDstanding.  
    What? What does Rand have to do with anything?
    Pretty much nothing, it just reminded me of her writing style.  The almost self-congratulatory tone, like I said, it comes off very much like posing for applause.
    It's sort of a polar opposite to Rand though, the other side of the coin.  Where Rand would beat you over the head relentlessly with a thousand ways of stating the same simple idea, this writer prefers to beat around the bush a thousand ways to convey a simple idea without stating it.

    But through all that, she? made some interesting and valid points, my favorite of which was that women tend to grow tired of sexual monogamy quicker and possibly to a greater degree than men.
    Honest question: do you read a lot of scholarly writing?
    No, because it always gives me that bad taste lol
    Fully willing to admit that this makes little sense when my favorite writers are all found in the Norton Anthology.

    I can drive through Shelley's A Defense of Poetry without getting that flavor I don't like, T.H. Huxley is my jam, but stuff like this...not so much. 🤷‍♂️
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  • dignindignin Posts: 7,827
    ecdanc said:
    rgambs said:
    ecdanc said:
    rgambs said:
    There were 2 links in there that I really liked, they were quite good, so I will definitely go back and read through some of the others that didn't interest me on the first pass.

    The piece itself was not at all to my taste, it gave me the feeling of the academic equivalent of an amateur bodybuilder flexing his/her muscles in front of a mirror so his/her friends could watch and clap.

    It did have some interesting points though, if you could make it through the Ayn gRANDstanding.  
    What? What does Rand have to do with anything?
    Pretty much nothing, it just reminded me of her writing style.  The almost self-congratulatory tone, like I said, it comes off very much like posing for applause.
    It's sort of a polar opposite to Rand though, the other side of the coin.  Where Rand would beat you over the head relentlessly with a thousand ways of stating the same simple idea, this writer prefers to beat around the bush a thousand ways to convey a simple idea without stating it.

    But through all that, she? made some interesting and valid points, my favorite of which was that women tend to grow tired of sexual monogamy quicker and possibly to a greater degree than men.
    Honest question: do you read a lot of scholarly writing?
    I tried reading my wife's masters thesis, made it only a couple of pages, it's unreadable to a layman. I didn't even attempt to read the PhD.

    That probably makes me a bad husband.
  • Halifax2TheMaxHalifax2TheMax Posts: 22,577
    ecdanc said:
    ecdanc said:
    ecdanc said:
    ecdanc said:
    brianlux said:
    ecdanc said:
    brianlux said:
    ecdanc said:
    brianlux said:
    ^^^ I'll make sure to read all of that when I've run out of books to read.
    You posted your inane tangent in response to something you didn't even read? 

    I read enough to call bullshit, yes.
    No, no you didn't. You read enough to totally misunderstand something. I guess selling books isn't the same as reading them. 

    I call further bullshit.  Knock it off with the personal attacks, buddy.

    Sorry. had to edit.  My arthritis sometimes makes my fingers hit the wrong fucking keys.
    Dude, you felt the need to come respond to a post that is "hey, here's an interesting article, what do you think?" with "I didn't read it, but it's bullshit." What do you expect?
    Except you didn’t do this. You made an eye catching title, some might say, provocative, and posted a link. No comments from you, not even a “what do you think?” I read the article and it reads like a philosophy grad student’s essay, maybe with a little too much time on their hands to concern themselves with runny makeup and hygiene routines on a tv show I never watched nor heard of. Is this the most pressing issue to write about? Or philosophize about? Plus, it was difficult to read as it jumped  around a lot and made my eyes close and head snap.
    It’s the title of the article FFS. 

    And other than that, you didn’t offer up any commentary. Just a title of a thread with the thread title in the posted link. FFS. 
    Jesus. It’s a funny, thought-provoking little post for Valentine’s Day. I thought I was supposed to be the over-sensitive one around here. 
    I didn’t say it bothered me but that it bored me. “Funny” and “thought provoking” to you maybe. 
    I’m guessing you’re not the intended audience. 
    Who is the “intended” audience?
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  • HughFreakingDillonHughFreakingDillon In My PlacePosts: 20,681
    ecdanc said:
    ecdanc said:
    brianlux said:
    ecdanc said:
    brianlux said:
    ^^^ I'll make sure to read all of that when I've run out of books to read.
    You posted your inane tangent in response to something you didn't even read? 

    I read enough to call bullshit, yes.
    No, no you didn't. You read enough to totally misunderstand something. I guess selling books isn't the same as reading them. 
    haha, telling a guy you know he didn't read enough because he doesn't agree with it. and then following it up with a personal comment. 

    seriously, man, wtf are you doing here? you come here just to spread hate and negativity?
    Dear lord, he said he didn't read it. What is wrong with you?
    no, he didn't say that. he said "I read enough...", which is exactly what I did as well., I wasn't going to waste anymore time on this "woke" bullshit. 
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  • HughFreakingDillonHughFreakingDillon In My PlacePosts: 20,681
    there was nothing satirical about it as far I as read it the first time, which was at least haflway. so I went back and attempted to read it all the way to through to see if I found it funny. 

    no. 

    it didn't help that half of the words seemed like things the person googled to find out the more complicated synonym of. you going to use words like "solipsistic" in satire, you aren't going to garner too many chuckles. 
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  • HughFreakingDillonHughFreakingDillon In My PlacePosts: 20,681
    ecdanc said:
    ecdanc said:
    ecdanc said:
    ecdanc said:
    brianlux said:
    ecdanc said:
    brianlux said:
    ecdanc said:
    brianlux said:
    ^^^ I'll make sure to read all of that when I've run out of books to read.
    You posted your inane tangent in response to something you didn't even read? 

    I read enough to call bullshit, yes.
    No, no you didn't. You read enough to totally misunderstand something. I guess selling books isn't the same as reading them. 

    I call further bullshit.  Knock it off with the personal attacks, buddy.

    Sorry. had to edit.  My arthritis sometimes makes my fingers hit the wrong fucking keys.
    Dude, you felt the need to come respond to a post that is "hey, here's an interesting article, what do you think?" with "I didn't read it, but it's bullshit." What do you expect?
    Except you didn’t do this. You made an eye catching title, some might say, provocative, and posted a link. No comments from you, not even a “what do you think?” I read the article and it reads like a philosophy grad student’s essay, maybe with a little too much time on their hands to concern themselves with runny makeup and hygiene routines on a tv show I never watched nor heard of. Is this the most pressing issue to write about? Or philosophize about? Plus, it was difficult to read as it jumped  around a lot and made my eyes close and head snap.
    It’s the title of the article FFS. 

    And other than that, you didn’t offer up any commentary. Just a title of a thread with the thread title in the posted link. FFS. 
    Jesus. It’s a funny, thought-provoking little post for Valentine’s Day. I thought I was supposed to be the over-sensitive one around here. 
    I didn’t say it bothered me but that it bored me. “Funny” and “thought provoking” to you maybe. 
    I’m guessing you’re not the intended audience. 
    Who is the “intended” audience?
    someone with a fetish for thesauruses. 
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  • ecdancecdanc Posts: 1,557
    rgambs said:
    ecdanc said:
    rgambs said:
    ecdanc said:
    rgambs said:
    There were 2 links in there that I really liked, they were quite good, so I will definitely go back and read through some of the others that didn't interest me on the first pass.

    The piece itself was not at all to my taste, it gave me the feeling of the academic equivalent of an amateur bodybuilder flexing his/her muscles in front of a mirror so his/her friends could watch and clap.

    It did have some interesting points though, if you could make it through the Ayn gRANDstanding.  
    What? What does Rand have to do with anything?
    Pretty much nothing, it just reminded me of her writing style.  The almost self-congratulatory tone, like I said, it comes off very much like posing for applause.
    It's sort of a polar opposite to Rand though, the other side of the coin.  Where Rand would beat you over the head relentlessly with a thousand ways of stating the same simple idea, this writer prefers to beat around the bush a thousand ways to convey a simple idea without stating it.

    But through all that, she? made some interesting and valid points, my favorite of which was that women tend to grow tired of sexual monogamy quicker and possibly to a greater degree than men.
    Honest question: do you read a lot of scholarly writing?
    No, because it always gives me that bad taste lol
    Fully willing to admit that this makes little sense when my favorite writers are all found in the Norton Anthology.

    I can drive through Shelley's A Defense of Poetry without getting that flavor I don't like, T.H. Huxley is my jam, but stuff like this...not so much. 🤷‍♂️
    I hear you. I read a lot of scholarly writing and, it pains me to say, this is actually a pleasurable instance of it!
    Pudding in and pudding in--don't feel like methadone. 
  • ecdancecdanc Posts: 1,557
    ecdanc said:
    ecdanc said:
    ecdanc said:
    ecdanc said:
    brianlux said:
    ecdanc said:
    brianlux said:
    ecdanc said:
    brianlux said:
    ^^^ I'll make sure to read all of that when I've run out of books to read.
    You posted your inane tangent in response to something you didn't even read? 

    I read enough to call bullshit, yes.
    No, no you didn't. You read enough to totally misunderstand something. I guess selling books isn't the same as reading them. 

    I call further bullshit.  Knock it off with the personal attacks, buddy.

    Sorry. had to edit.  My arthritis sometimes makes my fingers hit the wrong fucking keys.
    Dude, you felt the need to come respond to a post that is "hey, here's an interesting article, what do you think?" with "I didn't read it, but it's bullshit." What do you expect?
    Except you didn’t do this. You made an eye catching title, some might say, provocative, and posted a link. No comments from you, not even a “what do you think?” I read the article and it reads like a philosophy grad student’s essay, maybe with a little too much time on their hands to concern themselves with runny makeup and hygiene routines on a tv show I never watched nor heard of. Is this the most pressing issue to write about? Or philosophize about? Plus, it was difficult to read as it jumped  around a lot and made my eyes close and head snap.
    It’s the title of the article FFS. 

    And other than that, you didn’t offer up any commentary. Just a title of a thread with the thread title in the posted link. FFS. 
    Jesus. It’s a funny, thought-provoking little post for Valentine’s Day. I thought I was supposed to be the over-sensitive one around here. 
    I didn’t say it bothered me but that it bored me. “Funny” and “thought provoking” to you maybe. 
    I’m guessing you’re not the intended audience. 
    Who is the “intended” audience?
    Not taking that bait. People already say I make too many insults. 
    Pudding in and pudding in--don't feel like methadone. 
  • ecdancecdanc Posts: 1,557
    ecdanc said:
    ecdanc said:
    brianlux said:
    ecdanc said:
    brianlux said:
    ^^^ I'll make sure to read all of that when I've run out of books to read.
    You posted your inane tangent in response to something you didn't even read? 

    I read enough to call bullshit, yes.
    No, no you didn't. You read enough to totally misunderstand something. I guess selling books isn't the same as reading them. 
    haha, telling a guy you know he didn't read enough because he doesn't agree with it. and then following it up with a personal comment. 

    seriously, man, wtf are you doing here? you come here just to spread hate and negativity?
    Dear lord, he said he didn't read it. What is wrong with you?
    no, he didn't say that. he said "I read enough...", which is exactly what I did as well., I wasn't going to waste anymore time on this "woke" bullshit. 
    "he said I was bullshit" 

    That's a weird response. 
    Pudding in and pudding in--don't feel like methadone. 
  • ecdancecdanc Posts: 1,557
    there was nothing satirical about it as far I as read it the first time, which was at least haflway. so I went back and attempted to read it all the way to through to see if I found it funny. 

    no. 

    it didn't help that half of the words seemed like things the person googled to find out the more complicated synonym of. you going to use words like "solipsistic" in satire, you aren't going to garner too many chuckles. 
    I think maybe you're misunderstanding the humor. That's ok. I never found Dan Akroyd funny. 
    Pudding in and pudding in--don't feel like methadone. 
  • ecdancecdanc Posts: 1,557
    ecdanc said:
    ecdanc said:
    ecdanc said:
    ecdanc said:
    brianlux said:
    ecdanc said:
    brianlux said:
    ecdanc said:
    brianlux said:
    ^^^ I'll make sure to read all of that when I've run out of books to read.
    You posted your inane tangent in response to something you didn't even read? 

    I read enough to call bullshit, yes.
    No, no you didn't. You read enough to totally misunderstand something. I guess selling books isn't the same as reading them. 

    I call further bullshit.  Knock it off with the personal attacks, buddy.

    Sorry. had to edit.  My arthritis sometimes makes my fingers hit the wrong fucking keys.
    Dude, you felt the need to come respond to a post that is "hey, here's an interesting article, what do you think?" with "I didn't read it, but it's bullshit." What do you expect?
    Except you didn’t do this. You made an eye catching title, some might say, provocative, and posted a link. No comments from you, not even a “what do you think?” I read the article and it reads like a philosophy grad student’s essay, maybe with a little too much time on their hands to concern themselves with runny makeup and hygiene routines on a tv show I never watched nor heard of. Is this the most pressing issue to write about? Or philosophize about? Plus, it was difficult to read as it jumped  around a lot and made my eyes close and head snap.
    It’s the title of the article FFS. 

    And other than that, you didn’t offer up any commentary. Just a title of a thread with the thread title in the posted link. FFS. 
    Jesus. It’s a funny, thought-provoking little post for Valentine’s Day. I thought I was supposed to be the over-sensitive one around here. 
    I didn’t say it bothered me but that it bored me. “Funny” and “thought provoking” to you maybe. 
    I’m guessing you’re not the intended audience. 
    Who is the “intended” audience?
    someone with a fetish for thesauruses. 
    There wasn't a word in there I had to look up, so she probably didn't have to either. 
    Pudding in and pudding in--don't feel like methadone. 
  • HughFreakingDillonHughFreakingDillon In My PlacePosts: 20,681
    ecdanc said:
    ecdanc said:
    ecdanc said:
    brianlux said:
    ecdanc said:
    brianlux said:
    ^^^ I'll make sure to read all of that when I've run out of books to read.
    You posted your inane tangent in response to something you didn't even read? 

    I read enough to call bullshit, yes.
    No, no you didn't. You read enough to totally misunderstand something. I guess selling books isn't the same as reading them. 
    haha, telling a guy you know he didn't read enough because he doesn't agree with it. and then following it up with a personal comment. 

    seriously, man, wtf are you doing here? you come here just to spread hate and negativity?
    Dear lord, he said he didn't read it. What is wrong with you?
    no, he didn't say that. he said "I read enough...", which is exactly what I did as well., I wasn't going to waste anymore time on this "woke" bullshit. 
    "he said I was bullshit" 

    That's a weird response. 
    he said I was bullshit? huh?
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  • rgambsrgambs Posts: 12,378
    ecdanc said:
    rgambs said:
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    rgambs said:
    There were 2 links in there that I really liked, they were quite good, so I will definitely go back and read through some of the others that didn't interest me on the first pass.

    The piece itself was not at all to my taste, it gave me the feeling of the academic equivalent of an amateur bodybuilder flexing his/her muscles in front of a mirror so his/her friends could watch and clap.

    It did have some interesting points though, if you could make it through the Ayn gRANDstanding.  
    What? What does Rand have to do with anything?
    Pretty much nothing, it just reminded me of her writing style.  The almost self-congratulatory tone, like I said, it comes off very much like posing for applause.
    It's sort of a polar opposite to Rand though, the other side of the coin.  Where Rand would beat you over the head relentlessly with a thousand ways of stating the same simple idea, this writer prefers to beat around the bush a thousand ways to convey a simple idea without stating it.

    But through all that, she? made some interesting and valid points, my favorite of which was that women tend to grow tired of sexual monogamy quicker and possibly to a greater degree than men.
    Honest question: do you read a lot of scholarly writing?
    No, because it always gives me that bad taste lol
    Fully willing to admit that this makes little sense when my favorite writers are all found in the Norton Anthology.

    I can drive through Shelley's A Defense of Poetry without getting that flavor I don't like, T.H. Huxley is my jam, but stuff like this...not so much. 🤷‍♂️
    I hear you. I read a lot of scholarly writing and, it pains me to say, this is actually a pleasurable instance of it!
    I can see how this would be like the "lite" backyard BBQ version of what you deal with often...that makes me feel better about abandoning my English degree lol 

    I can get down with some Leigh Hunt when I want to have serious fun, and enjoy stuff like Card, King, and Martin as the bulk of my reading fun.
    I think I would be sad if Hunt was my casual reading lol
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  • HughFreakingDillonHughFreakingDillon In My PlacePosts: 20,681
    ecdanc said:
    ecdanc said:
    ecdanc said:
    ecdanc said:
    ecdanc said:
    brianlux said:
    ecdanc said:
    brianlux said:
    ecdanc said:
    brianlux said:
    ^^^ I'll make sure to read all of that when I've run out of books to read.
    You posted your inane tangent in response to something you didn't even read? 

    I read enough to call bullshit, yes.
    No, no you didn't. You read enough to totally misunderstand something. I guess selling books isn't the same as reading them. 

    I call further bullshit.  Knock it off with the personal attacks, buddy.

    Sorry. had to edit.  My arthritis sometimes makes my fingers hit the wrong fucking keys.
    Dude, you felt the need to come respond to a post that is "hey, here's an interesting article, what do you think?" with "I didn't read it, but it's bullshit." What do you expect?
    Except you didn’t do this. You made an eye catching title, some might say, provocative, and posted a link. No comments from you, not even a “what do you think?” I read the article and it reads like a philosophy grad student’s essay, maybe with a little too much time on their hands to concern themselves with runny makeup and hygiene routines on a tv show I never watched nor heard of. Is this the most pressing issue to write about? Or philosophize about? Plus, it was difficult to read as it jumped  around a lot and made my eyes close and head snap.
    It’s the title of the article FFS. 

    And other than that, you didn’t offer up any commentary. Just a title of a thread with the thread title in the posted link. FFS. 
    Jesus. It’s a funny, thought-provoking little post for Valentine’s Day. I thought I was supposed to be the over-sensitive one around here. 
    I didn’t say it bothered me but that it bored me. “Funny” and “thought provoking” to you maybe. 
    I’m guessing you’re not the intended audience. 
    Who is the “intended” audience?
    someone with a fetish for thesauruses. 
    There wasn't a word in there I had to look up, so she probably didn't have to either. 
    my point is it reeks pretension. did you really think that would be relatable with an average online audience? or were you just hoping to reaffirm your own opinion of yourself?
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  • rgambsrgambs Posts: 12,378
    ecdanc said:
    there was nothing satirical about it as far I as read it the first time, which was at least haflway. so I went back and attempted to read it all the way to through to see if I found it funny. 

    no. 

    it didn't help that half of the words seemed like things the person googled to find out the more complicated synonym of. you going to use words like "solipsistic" in satire, you aren't going to garner too many chuckles. 
    I think maybe you're misunderstanding the humor. That's ok. I never found Dan Akroyd funny. 
    It's a good thing you didn't say Bill Murray or I would have to pull a Liam Neeson.  Neason? 
    Kneesun.
    That's it.
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  • ecdancecdanc Posts: 1,557
    ecdanc said:
    ecdanc said:
    ecdanc said:
    brianlux said:
    ecdanc said:
    brianlux said:
    ^^^ I'll make sure to read all of that when I've run out of books to read.
    You posted your inane tangent in response to something you didn't even read? 

    I read enough to call bullshit, yes.
    No, no you didn't. You read enough to totally misunderstand something. I guess selling books isn't the same as reading them. 
    haha, telling a guy you know he didn't read enough because he doesn't agree with it. and then following it up with a personal comment. 

    seriously, man, wtf are you doing here? you come here just to spread hate and negativity?
    Dear lord, he said he didn't read it. What is wrong with you?
    no, he didn't say that. he said "I read enough...", which is exactly what I did as well., I wasn't going to waste anymore time on this "woke" bullshit. 
    "he said I was bullshit" 

    That's a weird response. 
    he said I was bullshit? huh?
    Sorry, I didn't read your entire post. Just the words "he," "said," "I," "was[...]," and "bullshit." Did I miss the point?
    Pudding in and pudding in--don't feel like methadone. 
  • HughFreakingDillonHughFreakingDillon In My PlacePosts: 20,681
    ecdanc said:
    ecdanc said:
    ecdanc said:
    ecdanc said:
    brianlux said:
    ecdanc said:
    brianlux said:
    ^^^ I'll make sure to read all of that when I've run out of books to read.
    You posted your inane tangent in response to something you didn't even read? 

    I read enough to call bullshit, yes.
    No, no you didn't. You read enough to totally misunderstand something. I guess selling books isn't the same as reading them. 
    haha, telling a guy you know he didn't read enough because he doesn't agree with it. and then following it up with a personal comment. 

    seriously, man, wtf are you doing here? you come here just to spread hate and negativity?
    Dear lord, he said he didn't read it. What is wrong with you?
    no, he didn't say that. he said "I read enough...", which is exactly what I did as well., I wasn't going to waste anymore time on this "woke" bullshit. 
    "he said I was bullshit" 

    That's a weird response. 
    he said I was bullshit? huh?
    Sorry, I didn't read your entire post. Just the words "he," "said," "I," "was[...]," and "bullshit." Did I miss the point?
    oh wow, you sure set me up with that one! that sure is the same! 

    give it 3 months and you'll start wondering why all of a sudden no one will respond to any of your threads or posts. 
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  • Halifax2TheMaxHalifax2TheMax Posts: 22,577
    ecdanc said:
    ecdanc said:
    ecdanc said:
    ecdanc said:
    ecdanc said:
    brianlux said:
    ecdanc said:
    brianlux said:
    ecdanc said:
    brianlux said:
    ^^^ I'll make sure to read all of that when I've run out of books to read.
    You posted your inane tangent in response to something you didn't even read? 

    I read enough to call bullshit, yes.
    No, no you didn't. You read enough to totally misunderstand something. I guess selling books isn't the same as reading them. 

    I call further bullshit.  Knock it off with the personal attacks, buddy.

    Sorry. had to edit.  My arthritis sometimes makes my fingers hit the wrong fucking keys.
    Dude, you felt the need to come respond to a post that is "hey, here's an interesting article, what do you think?" with "I didn't read it, but it's bullshit." What do you expect?
    Except you didn’t do this. You made an eye catching title, some might say, provocative, and posted a link. No comments from you, not even a “what do you think?” I read the article and it reads like a philosophy grad student’s essay, maybe with a little too much time on their hands to concern themselves with runny makeup and hygiene routines on a tv show I never watched nor heard of. Is this the most pressing issue to write about? Or philosophize about? Plus, it was difficult to read as it jumped  around a lot and made my eyes close and head snap.
    It’s the title of the article FFS. 

    And other than that, you didn’t offer up any commentary. Just a title of a thread with the thread title in the posted link. FFS. 
    Jesus. It’s a funny, thought-provoking little post for Valentine’s Day. I thought I was supposed to be the over-sensitive one around here. 
    I didn’t say it bothered me but that it bored me. “Funny” and “thought provoking” to you maybe. 
    I’m guessing you’re not the intended audience. 
    Who is the “intended” audience?
    Not taking that bait. People already say I make too many insults. 
    Another deflection. Did you really consider that as baiting you? 
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  • hedonisthedonist standing on the edge of foreverPosts: 20,540
    So much for taking the time to offer a response and pose a semi-question.

    That said, screw you motherfuckers!
    ;)
  • ecdancecdanc Posts: 1,557
    ecdanc said:
    ecdanc said:
    ecdanc said:
    ecdanc said:
    brianlux said:
    ecdanc said:
    brianlux said:
    ^^^ I'll make sure to read all of that when I've run out of books to read.
    You posted your inane tangent in response to something you didn't even read? 

    I read enough to call bullshit, yes.
    No, no you didn't. You read enough to totally misunderstand something. I guess selling books isn't the same as reading them. 
    haha, telling a guy you know he didn't read enough because he doesn't agree with it. and then following it up with a personal comment. 

    seriously, man, wtf are you doing here? you come here just to spread hate and negativity?
    Dear lord, he said he didn't read it. What is wrong with you?
    no, he didn't say that. he said "I read enough...", which is exactly what I did as well., I wasn't going to waste anymore time on this "woke" bullshit. 
    "he said I was bullshit" 

    That's a weird response. 
    he said I was bullshit? huh?
    Sorry, I didn't read your entire post. Just the words "he," "said," "I," "was[...]," and "bullshit." Did I miss the point?
    oh wow, you sure set me up with that one! that sure is the same! 

    give it 3 months and you'll start wondering why all of a sudden no one will respond to any of your threads or posts. 
    You don’t need to wait 3 months. 
    Pudding in and pudding in--don't feel like methadone. 
  • ecdancecdanc Posts: 1,557
    ecdanc said:
    ecdanc said:
    ecdanc said:
    ecdanc said:
    ecdanc said:
    brianlux said:
    ecdanc said:
    brianlux said:
    ecdanc said:
    brianlux said:
    ^^^ I'll make sure to read all of that when I've run out of books to read.
    You posted your inane tangent in response to something you didn't even read? 

    I read enough to call bullshit, yes.
    No, no you didn't. You read enough to totally misunderstand something. I guess selling books isn't the same as reading them. 

    I call further bullshit.  Knock it off with the personal attacks, buddy.

    Sorry. had to edit.  My arthritis sometimes makes my fingers hit the wrong fucking keys.
    Dude, you felt the need to come respond to a post that is "hey, here's an interesting article, what do you think?" with "I didn't read it, but it's bullshit." What do you expect?
    Except you didn’t do this. You made an eye catching title, some might say, provocative, and posted a link. No comments from you, not even a “what do you think?” I read the article and it reads like a philosophy grad student’s essay, maybe with a little too much time on their hands to concern themselves with runny makeup and hygiene routines on a tv show I never watched nor heard of. Is this the most pressing issue to write about? Or philosophize about? Plus, it was difficult to read as it jumped  around a lot and made my eyes close and head snap.
    It’s the title of the article FFS. 

    And other than that, you didn’t offer up any commentary. Just a title of a thread with the thread title in the posted link. FFS. 
    Jesus. It’s a funny, thought-provoking little post for Valentine’s Day. I thought I was supposed to be the over-sensitive one around here. 
    I didn’t say it bothered me but that it bored me. “Funny” and “thought provoking” to you maybe. 
    I’m guessing you’re not the intended audience. 
    Who is the “intended” audience?
    Not taking that bait. People already say I make too many insults. 
    Another deflection. Did you really consider that as baiting you? 
    Nah. I just like to alternate between direct and oblique.    

    Pudding in and pudding in--don't feel like methadone. 
  • ecdancecdanc Posts: 1,557
    hedonist said:
    So much for taking the time to offer a response and pose a semi-question.

    That said, screw you motherfuckers!
    ;)
    😂 
    Pudding in and pudding in--don't feel like methadone. 
  • HughFreakingDillonHughFreakingDillon In My PlacePosts: 20,681
    ecdanc said:
    ecdanc said:
    ecdanc said:
    ecdanc said:
    ecdanc said:
    brianlux said:
    ecdanc said:
    brianlux said:
    ^^^ I'll make sure to read all of that when I've run out of books to read.
    You posted your inane tangent in response to something you didn't even read? 

    I read enough to call bullshit, yes.
    No, no you didn't. You read enough to totally misunderstand something. I guess selling books isn't the same as reading them. 
    haha, telling a guy you know he didn't read enough because he doesn't agree with it. and then following it up with a personal comment. 

    seriously, man, wtf are you doing here? you come here just to spread hate and negativity?
    Dear lord, he said he didn't read it. What is wrong with you?
    no, he didn't say that. he said "I read enough...", which is exactly what I did as well., I wasn't going to waste anymore time on this "woke" bullshit. 
    "he said I was bullshit" 

    That's a weird response. 
    he said I was bullshit? huh?
    Sorry, I didn't read your entire post. Just the words "he," "said," "I," "was[...]," and "bullshit." Did I miss the point?
    oh wow, you sure set me up with that one! that sure is the same! 

    give it 3 months and you'll start wondering why all of a sudden no one will respond to any of your threads or posts. 
    You don’t need to wait 3 months. 
    ok, so you're self aware enough to know that your posting style is abrasive enough to cause a drop off in attention from others, yet you continue this behaviour. 

    you don't find that strange?
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  • benjsbenjs Toronto, ONPosts: 8,110
    Thanks for posting this. I'm still digesting, but here are my first thoughts.

    1. Outside of academia, I suspect most will be confused right from the get-go, where heterosexuality is given a different definition compared to the colloquially used one (a man and a woman), with no explanation or acknowledgement to that effect. That atypical definition is continued all the way through to the end. 
    2. I'm all for introducing an embrace of otherness to combat and curb systemic injustices that exist today, but the tone used almost seems to err on the opposite direction - instilling guilt in those who have simply woken up being attracted to a certain type of person, and masking it as clever satire. It seems clear that she understands this portion of gender challenges well, but I think her mechanism of changing hearts and minds is deeply flawed. 
    3. I don't have cable, nor the desire to access a show called Love Island on the internet. I don't know whether the show is about any of the letters in LGBTQ+ getting with any other letters in LGBTQ+, or about what I've only ever heard referred to as heterosexual relationships (and what would you call those now, or is labelling itself an abhorrent act?). Which ever two individuals are trying to get with each other on a show like this, I don't see why I should care regardless of my sexual orientation
    4. Traditional gender archetypes gave us critical skills that have led to the perpetuation of our society. Does every person born with female genitalia have a destiny of being deeply empathetic, and every person born with male genitalia have a destiny of being aggressive and assertive? No; but these are predispositions formed in natural ways. What do you suggest we do as a society to assure that we still have expertise in those realms, or do you feel that gender naturally skews people to favour one of those and that we would be more well-rounded in a world without the concept of a gender?

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  • ecdancecdanc Posts: 1,557
    ecdanc said:
    ecdanc said:
    ecdanc said:
    ecdanc said:
    ecdanc said:
    brianlux said:
    ecdanc said:
    brianlux said:
    ^^^ I'll make sure to read all of that when I've run out of books to read.
    You posted your inane tangent in response to something you didn't even read? 

    I read enough to call bullshit, yes.
    No, no you didn't. You read enough to totally misunderstand something. I guess selling books isn't the same as reading them. 
    haha, telling a guy you know he didn't read enough because he doesn't agree with it. and then following it up with a personal comment. 

    seriously, man, wtf are you doing here? you come here just to spread hate and negativity?
    Dear lord, he said he didn't read it. What is wrong with you?
    no, he didn't say that. he said "I read enough...", which is exactly what I did as well., I wasn't going to waste anymore time on this "woke" bullshit. 
    "he said I was bullshit" 

    That's a weird response. 
    he said I was bullshit? huh?
    Sorry, I didn't read your entire post. Just the words "he," "said," "I," "was[...]," and "bullshit." Did I miss the point?
    oh wow, you sure set me up with that one! that sure is the same! 

    give it 3 months and you'll start wondering why all of a sudden no one will respond to any of your threads or posts. 
    You don’t need to wait 3 months. 
    ok, so you're self aware enough to know that your posting style is abrasive enough to cause a drop off in attention from others, yet you continue this behaviour. 

    you don't find that strange?
    You think I want you responding to me? THAT is strange.


    Pudding in and pudding in--don't feel like methadone. 
  • ecdancecdanc Posts: 1,557
    benjs said:
    Thanks for posting this. I'm still digesting, but here are my first thoughts.

    1. Outside of academia, I suspect most will be confused right from the get-go, where heterosexuality is given a different definition compared to the colloquially used one (a man and a woman), with no explanation or acknowledgement to that effect. That atypical definition is continued all the way through to the end. 
    2. I'm all for introducing an embrace of otherness to combat and curb systemic injustices that exist today, but the tone used almost seems to err on the opposite direction - instilling guilt in those who have simply woken up being attracted to a certain type of person, and masking it as clever satire. It seems clear that she understands this portion of gender challenges well, but I think her mechanism of changing hearts and minds is deeply flawed. 
    3. I don't have cable, nor the desire to access a show called Love Island on the internet. I don't know whether the show is about any of the letters in LGBTQ+ getting with any other letters in LGBTQ+, or about what I've only ever heard referred to as heterosexual relationships (and what would you call those now, or is labelling itself an abhorrent act?). Which ever two individuals are trying to get with each other on a show like this, I don't see why I should care regardless of my sexual orientation
    4. Traditional gender archetypes gave us critical skills that have led to the perpetuation of our society. Does every person born with female genitalia have a destiny of being deeply empathetic, and every person born with male genitalia have a destiny of being aggressive and assertive? No; but these are predispositions formed in natural ways. What do you suggest we do as a society to assure that we still have expertise in those realms, or do you feel that gender naturally skews people to favour one of those and that we would be more well-rounded in a world without the concept of a gender?

    Gotta drive a friend to the airport. I’ll respond a little later 
    Pudding in and pudding in--don't feel like methadone. 
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