...discuss topics other than your defensive and overstated-to-the-point-of-redundancy opinions on what minorities have a right to feel offended by.
Is empath a white person who likes taking the maximum offence possible for any comment - on behalf of minorities? Thus derailing threads while they grandstand and nitpick over words rather than ideas? Is that what it's saying? A lot of people up top seem to be having trouble defining the call out.... [more] posted to MetaTalk by uncanny hengemanat 5:34 PM on October 26, 2011
I remember reading a blog post a while back by a Taiwanese-American woman about how infuriating she found it when people seemed to feel perfectly justified in assuming that her (white) boyfriend clearly was only with her because...
Imagine being an African American and really liking watermelon and so you go out and by, like, 3 watermelons, and you're transporting them thru the mall and you realise everyone is sniggering at you.... [more] posted to MetaTalk by uncanny hengemanat 9:14 PM on October 26, 2011
No way. In a brazilian years. Would I get my face hit with a door. Even if there was a charging buffalo on the other side. Would never happen. Ever.
Very silly argument. I really hope you're joking.
Aslo see jessamyn's comment: it would be maybe nice to let it die down instead of ramp up? posted to MetaTalk by uncanny hengemanat 9:24 PM on October 26, 2011
Will this thread be as large and ponderous as the v.recent languagehat MeTa thread? You ask, I decide. posted to MetaTalk by uncanny hengemanat 8:29 PM on October 28, 2011
yeah, because that's just what this thread was missing. what the shit is even wrong with you.
Firstly, I explained it was a joke IN LIGHT OF JESSAMYN'S COMMENT.
Secondly, It's a quote from a farking movie that every single person in the Western world has seen.
Thirdly, "just what this thread was missing"??? What the shit is even wrong with you? This thread is well and truly in the silly stage.... [more] posted to MetaTalk by uncanny hengemanat 9:23 PM on October 28, 2011
>>I taught languagehat something about a word. He even made it into a post on his blog.
>I'd like to see a link.
Fark me, dude. You think I'm that dumb to make an easily-verifiable false statement on the interiments?
It was about how Aussies pronounce aluminium correctly. Americans do not. Our chat started here on Metafilter and morphed into a post on his blog. posted to MetaTalk by uncanny hengemanat 9:54 PM on September 16, 2011
~~ please show me the link when you find it I am too lazy ~~ posted to MetaTalk by uncanny hengemanat 9:55 PM on September 16, 2011
Settle down, sizzlechest. I wuz smiling when I typed that.
OK, OK you got me. Australians pronounce aluminium differently! posted to MetaTalk by uncanny hengemanat 10:47 PM on September 16, 2011
"Sizzlechest" is the unimaginative putdown
Fail. I use it as a term of endearment most of the time. Never a putdown. Er... you do realise you can disagree with someone and have a light hearted stab at them without it being a putdown? That's possible in your universe?
You are a veritible barrel full of monkeys. Fozzie bear wocka wocka.
You ask for a "please explain" I give you a please explain and then you're all "how dare you imply that I asked for a please explain!" and then you're all "and stop being so mean to me you big meanie!" and now you're all... [more] posted to MetaTalk by uncanny hengemanat 1:00 AM on September 17, 2011
Aww, I had a big horn for Rory Marinich. He's gone?
Links would be appreciated as to why he left, but I'm about to search for his last posts. posted to MetaTalk by uncanny hengemanat 7:48 PM on October 1, 2011
Willie Willie Harry Ste'
Harry Dick John Harry three posted to MetaTalk by uncanny hengemanat 9:15 PM on October 6, 2011
The official Rugby World Cup discussion thread has been closed! At the semi final stage.
Rather than go the MeTa drama queen route, I'll just drop this here...
Snoop Dogg is a Welsh Rugby fan. One of the funniest news stories I've seen this year. Almost deserves its own FPP. http://gawker.... [more] posted to MetaTalk by uncanny hengemanat 9:16 PM on October 14, 2011
Well, just the other night I've come home after three months of constant grind and travel and I went snivellin', I went crawling around to my girlfriend's house.
And she came down hard upon me and she ground her finger into my breastbone and she said, she said "you don't make me feel like I'm a woman any more" and "you don't make me feel like I'm a woman any more, you don't make me feel like I'm a woman any more!" posted to MetaTalk by uncanny hengemanat 12:39 AM on October 15, 2011
It annoys me when someone asks how to punch someone whose house they're eating dinner at on short notice and they title the question "Paste Host Post Haste?"
Crikey, that was hard work. Took me about 4 goes.
It annoys me when someone asks how to make the perfect pizza for the final dish of a WWII French Underground themed dinner party and they title the question "Pizza Resistance." posted to MetaTalk by uncanny hengemanat 12:52 AM on September 1, 2011
Joannemullen says: "When I first joined Metafilter, I wondered why people on a site who pride themselves on being so much more articulate and intelligent than other internet users have to say 'fucking' all the time. "
Joannemullen also says: "I too think it's terrible that the great unwashed have opinions I disagree with and, what's worse, are allowed to shamelessly express them on public comment sites open to everyone,... [more] posted to MetaTalk by uncanny hengemanat 8:48 PM on August 17, 2011
Marie Mon Dieu, you seem like such an intelligent foe... with a pinch of Dirty Harry action bubbling under the surface. I am not surprised she does not want to respond to you, despite being free to do so. posted to MetaTalk by uncanny hengemanat 9:28 PM on August 17, 2011
I'm in a country with pretty lax rules on swearing
Yeah. I'm from that country. Even in commerce circles you can drop a loud F bomb in the finance cube farm and no one will say a thing.
One of my *ahem* proudest moments is when I converted the quiet religious middle aged unmarried Filipino accounts clerk into letting rip with the occasional "fucking idiots!" Even pointing the finger at me saying I was her *ahem*... [more] posted to MetaTalk by uncanny hengemanat 8:28 PM on August 18, 2011
Can I throw in Metafilter Kool Kids' Klub™ if I'm reading the spirit of this MeTa correctly. It basically means all the koalas who post here. Shouty left-leaners. posted to MetaTalk by uncanny hengemanat 8:43 PM on August 17, 2011
No, it's more about the pattern of similar straw men that preceded that.
Sorta gathered that with the telling-off she got. But it's THE GREY. A place 'specially set aside to bitch about each other’s attitudes. So: stiff shit.
Plus what taff said. I had no idea of her colourful straw man history. Guess I gotta take your word for it with the whole "straw man" thing vs. astute observations that might get on your nerves.... [more] posted to MetaTalk by uncanny hengemanat 2:10 AM on August 15, 2011
isn't that what you're complaining about? people bitching about joannemullen's attitude?
Good grief. Talk about stone deaf. For the 36th time in about the 12th thread on this subject: No.
It's the hypocrisy. The hypocrisy of moderation that I only know too well, the hypocrisy of people who say they hated being bullied at school participating in bullying on Metafilter. The hypocrisy of some dimwit... [more] posted to MetaTalk by uncanny hengemanat 6:22 PM on August 17, 2011