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Because there are so many words we can't say

Have at it, kids!

And especially knitters. And bad older Moms.

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Submitted by Paul_Lukasiak on

Armando/BTD's Cartmanish meltdown over the use of the word "Brother" when someone entitled their commnet "Oh, Brother, Where Art Thou"?

Respect My Authoritay, indeed.....

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Submitted by tnjen on

I read through the comments but I don't understand. What the heck happened over there w/brother?

PB 2.0 - Supplement the wonk!

Submitted by cg.eye on

if words bother him. But it'd be nice if he posted a list, first. No one should have to read his mind to make him happy.

But banning people who comment on his moderation decisions? Does that mean no one can say, for example, 'wow, cg.eye doesn't post here anymore. anyone heard if banning took place'?

That's as close as making someone an un-person outside of the DK purges.

Submitted by lambert on

.... you can't know. It can suck up endless amounts of time over useless shit. Especially when it goes meta. I sympathize with BTD, and, as he says, there really are people out there that go nuts with the right trigger word.

"June," for example.

[ ] Very tepidly voting for Obama [ ] ?????. [ ] Any mullah-sucking billionaire-teabagging torture-loving pus-encrusted spawn of Cthulhu, bless his (R) heart.

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Submitted by chicago dyke on

seriously, sometimes posts make no sense to those not immediately immersed in the moment of whatever blogospherical controversy is Most Important. help a worn-thru nigger out & do some 'spainin. /free speech absolutist snicker/

Submitted by lambert on

... (here, though I identify with BTD).

But there have been a lot of words that we haven't been able to say this primary without playing Obama Golf. As in:

0. "June"
1. RFK was assassinated in June.
2. Obama is like RFK.
3. Why do you want Obama to be assassinated?

For three (3) strokes.

Yes, meta, cryptic, and snarky. What's not to like?

What we need is more bad older Moms talking about knitting in Klingon.

NOTE To the irony challenged: If you think this note does not apply to you, perhaps it does.

[ ] Very tepidly voting for Obama [ ] ?????. [ ] Any mullah-sucking billionaire-teabagging torture-loving pus-encrusted spawn of Cthulhu, bless his (R) heart.

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Submitted by chicago dyke on

i'll work hard to try to care. seeing one's father nearly die on the stretcher in front of you while various other family member snap and spit over "lost millions" tends to make one, well, less concerned with the BCM*, if you catch my drift as i know, deeply and truly, that you do.

*blogospherical controversy of the moment

and this is in no way meant to denigrate the import of this, or any of your posts, only to express that i'm really fucking tired right now. like most days.

Submitted by lambert on

Gotta keep the balloon in the air, you know. It's done with hot air.

So how's he doing?

[ ] Very tepidly voting for Obama [ ] ?????. [ ] Any mullah-sucking billionaire-teabagging torture-loving pus-encrusted spawn of Cthulhu, bless his (R) heart.

Submitted by jawbone on

Oh, shit. Just realized saying "oh, boy" is in the same category!

It's going to be an interesting time using the English language!

(To show how deeply "boy" is loaded, one day waiting to through the Holland Tunnel, in a very dark area, awful traffic, and we were getting late for a performance, I said to the car in front of me, which hadn't moved into an opening to merge which would have allowed me to merge, "Pay attention, boy!"

When we got into better light, I saw the driver was a black guy--and blushed furiously, feeling I'd said some kind of racial insult. I felt awful!

I knew I hadn't and couldn't have seen whether the driver were white or black, male or female--but I felt terrible.

And for some reason that feeling of chagrin and shame has never left me. This has stuck in my memory for over a decade now.

Why? Bcz I fear that I have some racism within me that I don't recognize? I still don't really know.

I just know language is fraught with so much baggage.)

However, I do feel BTD did go a bit off the rails on that one. Oh brother??? What about all those Aussie characters on Lost always calling every bloke "brother"? Sheesh.

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Submitted by Truth Partisan on

I used to have an old friend I'd write when things got really bad (she was a huge jokester) and tell her what was going on in my life as if it were a soap opera.

A fake example:
"Little did my brother Frank know, Aunt Jody had just heard him talking about her with the neighbor over the back fence; meanwhile, will Cousin Billie start dating the thief that nearly stole the car radio? I made them all sandwiches while keeping the visiting cousin kids and their dogs apart."

Try it! The more details 'till you feel the stress and get through it to the ridiculousness...It's actually pretty relaxing. Good luck.