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November 18th, 2002


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10:53 am
There really should be a way that I could "bless" someone else's public post, such that it would appear on my friends list. Would make passing links like ones which seem to just irritate people a bunch much easier. Wow. Maybe my sense of amusement is just off today.

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From:ex_trurl
Date:November 18th, 2002 08:04 am (UTC)
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Just the thing to cheer me up in the morning.
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From:pearljam
Date:November 18th, 2002 08:13 am (UTC)
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why not paste it and make it an entry of your's, then backdate it? or cut and paste it in there and use the good ole cut tag. or not.
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From:daemonv
Date:November 18th, 2002 11:07 am (UTC)
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That lacks the elegance I was looking for. I was thinking something more like a "community" style post. Yes, there are ways to get the data there, but it is not an effective crosspost.
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From:skamille
Date:November 18th, 2002 11:02 am (UTC)
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Blech.
From:ex_trurl
Date:November 18th, 2002 01:16 pm (UTC)
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Yeah.
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From:fws
Date:November 18th, 2002 01:48 pm (UTC)
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people are taking this link too seriously. maybe it rings painfully true? or maybe because it's Monday.
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From:denorae
Date:November 18th, 2002 02:56 pm (UTC)
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I say: TOUGH COOKIES!
and shame on you, for removing it. For anyone who missed it, it's still in fws's lj. And yes, I gave it to her. And yes, when I read it, I found it somewhat offensive. But I also found it funny. And I'm not one to let my pessimism, or my sensitive side, interfere with my sense of humor. And obviously, both fws and daemonv also found it funny.
Does anyone else get the impression that the only reason "political correctness" came into being was because adults realized they could get away with being immature and babyish? Get over yourselves, already!
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From:skamille
Date:November 18th, 2002 03:16 pm (UTC)
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Actually, I think "Political Correctness" is just a modern-day version of "politeness". And it's always been "cool" to be rude, so now it's "cool" to be anti-PC.
From:maryneedssleep
Date:November 18th, 2002 03:31 pm (UTC)
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very well put
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From:daemonv
Date:November 18th, 2002 03:41 pm (UTC)
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I removed the link because it was generating too many kneejerk responses. I did not find it "funny", I found it interesting; and I thought the meta-analysis ackwardness that might be caused would be interesting. I did not expect just a lot of flaming (not just the two who posted). Would I have gotten direct flames if I had put "Its so true"? Would anyone have complained if I had said "bitterness can be so awful when sugar coated in language and pie charts?" So I removed the link because it was too much emotional work to deal with flames and without anyone going "gee, why did dmv post this, particularly with most effort put towards talking about "cross-posting" in LJ, not my reaction to this link?

And no, PC is not modern politeness. I generally interpret PC to be a way of dealing with situations like a politician... politeness is not motivated by the impression made (you can attach modifiers to polite). To be politically correct is not to be correct, it is to say the "right" things when the spotlight is on. So while your observation -- anti-PC being adopted by the "cool" seekers -- sounds about right, it is not bidirectional nor a proof of equivallence.
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From:denorae
Date:November 18th, 2002 09:51 pm (UTC)
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there's a huge difference between being polite and being "pc". I find it offensive when I see people taking extraordinary, ridiculous measures to be "pc". Even more offensive are the people who say "You can't say that, you might offend someone!" Like who? Maybe all I'm saying is "That rock is shaped funny,"
"You're offending the people in the religion that worships that rock!"
"There's no such religion. And even if there were, who's to say whether they'd be offended or not? Certainly not YOU... maybe they think their rock looks funny, too. And if not, I would hope that instead of jumping around and screaming like a three year old, they would inform me that they were offended and that they believe their rock is something to be respected. THEN I will respect their feelings for the rock and not refer to it as funny-looking anymore."
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From:denorae
Date:November 19th, 2002 03:03 pm (UTC)
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"I don't know about you, but I really don't have a problem with atrocities. What's the big deal? Lighten up."
-George Carlin

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