Pure. Meaningless. Funny.
January 24, 2003 8:04 PM   Subscribe

Meaningless and funny. I think the web is totally lacking in good writing that is totally irrelevant, funny, and doesn't try to preach. Why does everyone have to take a stance in order to be popular? Irritus is completely immaterial and cracks me up. It's perfect friday material.
posted by Denial of Service (5 comments total)
It's perfect friday material

No reason to wait until friday! Metafilter content doesn't have to be relevant or preachy either, despite the current fashion. Post funny irrelevant things more!
posted by Hildago at 8:12 PM on January 24, 2003

posted by yerfatma at 8:15 PM on January 24, 2003

I agree--I like this kind of stuff. Another fun non-preachy article was that one about what kind of society would develop among people doomed to fly in an airliner forever. I can't seem to find the thread, though...
posted by tss at 8:58 PM on January 24, 2003

Why does everyone have to take a stance in order to be popular?

You take a stance in order not to be a herd animal. it has nohing to do with 'popularity.'

That said, I used to regularly read another site that StatGrape (who does irritus.org) did, a few years ago, and I can't remember for the life of me what it was.
posted by stavrosthewonderchicken at 6:37 PM on January 25, 2003

i'm not sure one consciously takes a stance in order to be seperate, not a geniune one anyway. a real stance takes you. i reckon it's usually just the product of a passion for what one considers to be right or wrong, and the more passionate a person is in their convictions, the more amplified the 'stance' will be.

just so happens that those who find themselves having developed a stance that's quite uncommon are thus seperate from 'the sheep' and therefore able to be either followed by them, or shunned. they become either a 'leader', or an 'also-ran'.
posted by Kino at 9:51 PM on January 26, 2003

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