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Re: Things That Annoy You
« Reply #10575 on: September 01, 2017, 07:47:25 pm »
Jerks who make fun of fat people exercising. They're actively trying to lose weight, what more do you want?
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« Reply #10576 on: September 06, 2017, 10:17:49 am »
On a different forum I often visit there's a guy spamming pro-pedophilia links and trying to start a conversation on how he thinks people should be allowed to fuck kids.

Aside from being reported, getting his OP deleted by a mod and several people telling him to stfu there was also a couple people playing the devil's advocate and trying to defend him in the name of free speech...


Also by lying about what he said and trying to make it seem that he was merely talking about hypotethical situations or fiction when he was clearly was not being in any way hypotethical...
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« Reply #10577 on: September 06, 2017, 05:04:38 pm »
Jerks who make fun of fat people...

That alone is enough for me.  Ha, it's funny coz they have a serious medical condition, often caused by or at least closely tied in with severe mental health issues including but not limited to depression and eating disorders, that will lead to their early death.  Nothing funnier than that, am I right?

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« Reply #10578 on: September 06, 2017, 09:00:32 pm »
You can describe anything in a way that makes it sound unfunny. Having a quick temper is also a comedy staple, but that's also tied to mental health conditions. Johnny Dangerously make fun of smokers, by having them coughing, wheezing, and dropping dead on the spot; I've had family members die from lung cancer connected to smoking, but the way the situation was timed and portrayed was still really funny (the fact that it was sort of making fun of heavy-handed PSAs helped, too). I know a lot of people on this forum make fun of religious fundamentalism, even though it's commonly an outlet for mental health issues and it causes serious and unfunny problems in real people's lives.

Implying that fatness indicates a moral failing is kinda awful, but having a fat guy get trapped in a doorway doesn't imply that any more than having an excessively skinny chick fall through the grates of a sidewalk storm drain.
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« Reply #10579 on: September 07, 2017, 03:20:01 am »
You can describe anything in a way that makes it sound unfunny. Having a quick temper is also a comedy staple, but that's also tied to mental health conditions....

False equivalence - there's a big fuckin' difference between laughing at a comedy character and laughing at and making fun of real people to their face, or even behind their back for that matter.  Even if the comedy character is acted by an actual fat guy and the joke is that he's fat it's still two different things.  For one thing the actor in question, say Kevin James for a lazy example, has decided to use his physical appearance as the basis of his career.  He's intentionally and willingly put himself out there specifically for people to laugh at him in return for cash.  That fat person you knew at school?  That fat guy at work?  They haven't done that.  They have not consentually offered themselves to you for your amusement.  And as for characters like Homer Simpson or Peter Griffin?  Well they don't even exist.  For a non body related example of what I mean, using Homer, I'm sure you've laughed at Homer strangling Bart at some point in your life, but would you laugh at a real father strangling his real child?  I bloody well hope not.  I hope you'd call the police.

Have I laughed at the antics and misfortunes of fat/skinny/angry characters in fictional shows and movies?  Yes I probably have.  But IMO there is nothing funny in real life about fat/skinny/angry people (I mean have you ever known someone with a seriously bad temper? They ain't funny, they're fucking terrifying and upsetting) and if you mock and laugh at fat/skinny/angry people in real life then you're an asshole and you can go fuckyourself.

As for fundies - yeah but not all fundies are fundies due to health problems (in fact in my experience most are not mentally ill, I'm from Northern Ireland we got a lot of 'em so I know plenty and none of them are fundies due to mental illness) and the ones that aren't mentally ill are fair game because fundamentalism is basically just an opinion, and opinions are fair game if you're sound of mind.  Opinions are a direct reflection of who you are as a person and if you're a fundie you're likely bad person on some level.  Like being a Nazi - it's an ideology, an opinion...and it makes you a bad person.  Being fat is ALWAYS linked to health problems....being fat IS a health problem, there are no exceptions.  And being fat is not an opinion you hold, it does not automatically demonstrate you are a horrible person.  You can be fat and be a terrible human being, but the two aren't connected.  Plus as far as I know obesity doesn't cause people to deny gay people the same rights as everyone else and tell them they're going to hell or blow up abortion clinics.  Some people who've done such thigns may be fat but it's coincidental, they didn't do it because they're fat.

We have actually had obviously mentally ill fundies being mocked on FSTDT in the past, on at least one occasion that I remember, and I did actually say to everyone basically, "This guy is clearly an actual schizophrenic. I'm not ok with making fun of the mentally ill we should be better than this.  Can we cut it out please?" and people did stop it.  So when we do come across one who is actually mentally unwell, and someone points it out, we drop it.  Coz to paraphrase George Clooney from Dusk 'till Dawn, we may be bastards but we're not fucking bastards.
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« Reply #10580 on: September 07, 2017, 04:18:31 am »
Even ignoring all that - why are you defending bullies?  Can't we all agree to the principle of "Don't be an asshole and if someone isn't hurting anyone then just leave them the fuck alone"?

And don't pull the old and tired, "Well fat people are hurting others coz if they die it will affect their loved ones" horseshit.  You could say that about just about anything.

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« Reply #10581 on: September 07, 2017, 02:19:26 pm »
You're right. You said "don't laugh at someone you meet for being fat" and I reacted to "no more far jokes." Sorry about that. Bullying is definitely wrong.
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« Reply #10582 on: September 11, 2017, 02:43:16 am »
is it okay if I vent about an annoying customer at work today?

I'm just doing my job and this guy walks up to me with an aggressively friendly demeanour and he starts whining about how there are too many immigrants shopping at the store. He points out one Muslim woman putting her groceries away and starts talk about how she probably supports ISIS, in that way wear they act like they're whispering but they're saying it loudly enough she could have heard him. Now I'm at work so I don't think I can just tell a customer to go fuck himself, so I just try to politely brush him off and tell him "Look I don't agree with this, I'm working let me do my job." And he throws up his hands "Okay forget I said anything" and finally leaves.

Then about half an hour later he comes back and starts following me around pestering me in the same overly friendly way saying "Hey I'm a Nice Guy. I'm not a bad person. I like animals. I was just messing with you. I'm a Nice Guy. I like animals. I'm nice to animals" until I finally got him take a hint and leave.

What the fuck?

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« Reply #10583 on: September 11, 2017, 07:19:16 am »
Aah, the wannabe racist salesman.  Trying to win people over using a friendly face while having none of the requisite charisma.
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« Reply #10584 on: September 11, 2017, 10:48:01 am »
My database class is driving me to need a lot more liquor than normal.  We're using ReactJS which, if you're a person with any form of pattern recognition, knows that its just another flavour-of-the-month Javascript bullshit framework like AngularJS and Node.js before it.  My professor put up some bullshit "data" (read, coloured bars with vague categories with nothing actually defining them in any way, shape, or form) about how the "best" (again, a term which he refused to define) startups used React.

Fuck, even ignoring all that, React is growing to be almost impossible to use.  So, let's take ASP.Net; with it, you can just press F5 in Visual Studio and, boom, you get a live debug version of your site.  Easiest fucking thing in the god damned world.  How's React compare?  I seem to need at least two different software packages (Node.js and React-specific bullshit), a godforsaken command-line application (those should be fucking banned, GUIs were made for a fucking reason), and it still doesn't give a live, local version of the site I can test via localhost.  It gave me some QR code bullshit to scan on my phone to get the testing version of my site.  Oh, and you wanna know what?  The bullshit doesn't even fucking work.

I'm not even three full weeks into this class, and its already starting to be the biggest fucking headache I've ever had outside god damned theory of fucking computation.

TL;DR: ReactJS is bullshit, do not use it.
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Re: Things That Annoy You
« Reply #10585 on: September 11, 2017, 12:08:11 pm »
So, I find a band with a song that I consider awesome and decide to check their other songs...

Unfortunately although the tunes sound nice I am mainly interested in what lyrics and what story the song tells...

Well, their discography has masterpieces like "I wanted to be a mean, tough gunslinger but now I'm lying on the cold concrete with a bullet in my head." "I am still angry that South lost the civil war and now we are marching back north for victory or death." "I am going to drink myself to death." "I am going to drink myself to death part II." "I am going to drink myself to death part III." "I know that you got a restraining order for me and technically we are cousings but if you won't let me fuck you I might as well kill the both of us." "I am going to drink myself to death, no for real this time." "Let me tell you all about the latest barfight I got into while trying to drink myself to death."

And so on.

Well, at least they have one great song (that also ends with the singer dying) and one or two more decent ones.
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Re: Things That Annoy You
« Reply #10586 on: September 11, 2017, 12:12:15 pm »
Surely, they're a country music parody band.

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« Reply #10587 on: September 11, 2017, 12:21:32 pm »
I'm not 100% sure if it's parody:

<a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B9FzVhw8_bY" target="_blank">http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B9FzVhw8_bY</a>
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« Reply #10588 on: September 11, 2017, 01:05:39 pm »
Seems to me that if they're not outright taking the piss, they're at the very very least self aware.

That said, I have to agree that they're pretty good, for whatever that's worth.

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« Reply #10589 on: September 12, 2017, 11:41:39 am »
Still with the "Nazis are leftists" bullshit.

Allow me to explain: The Nazis WERE leftists at one point. That's why the party has the world "socialist" in the name. A lot of the agitators and activists in the party were socialists and they helped Nazis rise to power. Then the powers that be got scared and Hitler and his inner circle made a deal. The leftists were purged from the party, many outright murdered in what is known as the "Night of the long knives."

After that the Nazis stopped promoting any socialist agendas.

So yes, there was a time when Nazis were lefists because leftists had joined forces with populist racists and as a result got a knife in the back (literally) because the racist populists only cared about power and were willing to sell all the ideals they had just five minutes earlier claimed to  hold dear.
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