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April 18, 2008

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Nate

Love Randy's Internet Porn Simulator. Definitely a contender for Best. Episode. Ever.

The Thin Man

The Hulk may be mightier than the rain, but he rather looks like someone made Linus from Peanuts angry....

R. Sherman

Re: The "Womyn" post.

The on line comments to the original press release are priceless, including this gem:

"I don't really believe that anyone has the right or ability to accurately gauge their own actions as phobic or not. The community being harmed is the only one with the perspective necessary to make that distinction."

Let's chew on that for a bit.

Regards.

Lovely Butters

"Alright internet, what do you want from us? If we've angered you somehow, let us know." ;D

David

R,

“Let’s chew on that for a bit.”

It’s not the sweetest of meats, is it? Never underestimate the capacity for self-absorbed victimhood, especially now it’s so in vogue.

The Thin Man

"I don't really believe that anyone has the right or ability to accurately gauge their own actions as phobic or not. The community being harmed is the only one with the perspective necessary to make that distinction."

Let's transpose the object of that phrase and see what happens:

"I don't really believe that anyone has the right or ability to accurately gauge their own actions as witchcraft or not. The community being harmed is the only one with the perspective necessary to make that distinction."

or

"I don't really believe that anyone has the right or ability to accurately gauge their own actions as heresy or not. The community being harmed is the only one with the perspective necessary to make that distinction."

or

"I don't really believe that anyone has the right or ability to accurately gauge their own actions as counter-revolutionary or not. The community being harmed is the only one with the perspective necessary to make that distinction."

David

Yes, it’s the bare-faced denial of any objective criteria or ethical rationale. Phobias, prejudice and oppression are whatever we (or I) say they are. And the basis for apology, compensation and flattery is whatever we (or I) say it is. It’s an egomaniacal license, and very much in fashion.

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