Remember the tunnel lady? The Totem pole people? The Disney Dollar guy?
Dumbass q of the day: "Y'all have flowers up here? I thought it was too cold here for flowers!" (We get our fruit from fairies then?)— Susan (@Ishtarra) May 3, 2010
This customer is obviously a tourist: he's wearing a fur-lined cap with earflaps a la Bob and Doug. I hope he's not trying to fit in— Susan (@Ishtarra) April 8, 2010
Here! I'm sure I left a bunch out, but I'm sure it will spark your memories!
Bombing in Boston... be forewarned, some of the images are graphic and oh so terrible. I don't think it matters who did it, or why. This kind of activism (if you can call it that) should not be given the attention it's seeking. Terrorism helps no one. The perpetrator should be condemned and his reasons buried so that his attention seeking backfires. (Bombers are statistically male, so I will say he until otherwise corrected.) Of course that won't happen - it can't. Within minutes of this happening there were images all over the internet and a host of speculations and all I can think is ...those poor families!
- Current Mood: angry
At one point, he wrote a book called FUCK YOU. It was essentially a rant. The first line is "The basics of this book are really simple. I'm going to shame stupid people (that's you) for being stupid." Anyway, it seemed a long way from his first publication which can be found here: https://sites.google.com/site/lifeisabou
His opinion of people seemed to deteriorate. He went from timid guy to an egotistical prick. Despite his claims to love life in all its forms his misanthropy kind of blossomed. Every thing that someone posted on Facebook he'd pick apart with novel length posts full of facts (lots of the time from Wikipedia) and thinly veiled derision and superiority. Sometimes I tried to shoot him down, but he'd pick those posts apart too. It was kind of morbidly funny to start with, then it got annoying. You can kind of see how he is by his twitter page. He doesn't just get angry he gets rabid.
Recently I posted a quote I liked from Margaret Thatcher, because the Iron Lady had passed on. “If you want something said, ask a man...if you want something done, ask a woman.” I love that quote - mostly because I work in a place where that is literally true - not that this guy would have known that.
This guy proceeded to tell me (in Wikipedia-enhanced novel-length reply to my post) why people didn't like Margaret Thatcher and how she wasn't really all that great; how she was probably homophobic and etc.) so I told him that it was generally faux pas to speak ill of the dead and then he accused me of being sexist for choosing that quote, and to therefore be doing the very thing I'd just accused him of. J jumped in and said it was funny, since the quote I had used was essentially embodied by his long-winded post - which I thought was rather clever.
Well, I got a novel length post after that about how I was (essentially) a loser and that J was a loser and good riddance. He made sure to point out all my flaws and mistakes and was as hurtful as he could possibly be, blaming us both for our shortsightedness and laziness.
Now don't get me wrong, thy guy made valid points in his mostly one-sided discussion of Ms. Thatcher, but to me Facebook is not the venue for such tirades or rants. I was finding the behaviour tiresome and for him to take it as far as he did when all I wanted was to acknowledge that someone who made inroads in politics and (arguably) for feminism did so with a little humour.
So here's the Facebook rants, if you're interested - behind the cut. (I also included the text of the final post, which I removed from my Facebook because it was deliberately rude and derisive - and honestly just as contradictory as he is accusing me of being.) I want your honest opinions here - keep in mind that to me, Facebook is really one of those mindless venues you check out after work and some things are subject to TL:DR - especially when I know it's going to be rubbish in the first place. If I want a deep discussion about something I call Jenny_Jenkins and we go drink wine...( click for stupidityCollapse )
- Current Mood: irritated
- Current Music:Cthulhu Sleeps - Deadmau5