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  1. Standard memberSeitse
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    Sometimes I read The Atlantic, despite being a beehive of
    lesbians and PC Stalinists. And, every once in a while, it
    pays off.

    This article is SO relevant to this forum that I encourage you
    to read it:

    http://www.theatlantic.com/magazine/archive/2015/09/thats-not-funny/399335/#disqus_thread

    Enjoy.
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    08 Aug '15 00:301 edit
    Excellent. The same sort of thing has been happening here with the BBC's comedy output, especially on radio.
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    08 Aug '15 07:452 edits
    Originally posted by Seitse
    Sometimes I read The Atlantic, despite being a beehive of
    lesbians and PC Stalinists. And, every once in a while, it
    pays off.

    This article is SO relevant to this forum that I encourage you
    to read it:

    http://www.theatlantic.com/magazine/archive/2015/09/thats-not-funny/399335/#disqus_thread

    Enjoy.
    The article is interesting and I agree with some of it. I disagree that it is "so" relative to this forum, but I can understand why you would like to think that it is.
  4. Standard memberSeitse
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    08 Aug '15 07:49
    Yeah, forget the second part, div. What matters is the article in itself.

    While I despise hate speech, a generation of pampered snowflakes is
    not a good thing. The struggles which were built on freedom are now
    striving for exactly the opposite. I do not claim to have the answer, but
    this is not a good thing.

    Now, on the comedic side of things, how is a comic supposed to break
    boundaries if, well, boundaries can be crossed? Laughter is, by all means,
    an anarchic, chaotic, and rebellious act, both in its brewing and explosion.
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    08 Aug '15 08:132 edits
    Originally posted by Seitse
    Yeah, forget the second part, div. What matters is the article in itself.

    While I despise hate speech, a generation of pampered snowflakes is
    not a good thing. The struggles which were built on freedom are now
    striving for exactly the opposite. I do not claim to have the answer, but
    this is not a good thing.

    Now, on the comedic side of things, how is ...[text shortened]... is, by all means,
    an anarchic, chaotic, and rebellious act, both in its brewing and explosion.
    I despise political correctness and adult comics trying to be PC are just not funny. The problem I see with UK universities is that the student body is generally a mosaic of individuals who are painfully socially aware of the need to never piss anyone off and always be "right on". I studied at uni as a mature student and was amazed at this phenomena. Not a reefer in sight, but these guys could nail a bottle of vodka before going out for the night!

    Canabis baaad...alcohol guuuud....

    The inability of these contemporary 18 - 21 year olds to think for themselves was quite a revelation to me. Furthermore there were no political bodies, or none that I was aware of. Where were the all pseudo-Marxists of bygone generations, the young people who care about real stuff.

    I was politely and privately told by a friend recently "we don't use gay as an adjective in the advanced world", after I'd called something "gay". Fair enough, I'm a clumsy middle-aged oaf who still thinks Dick Emery and Kenny Everitt were funny and gay people aren't weedy types who are bit rubbish at stuff, so no, it was not a good "adjective" but was it funny? I guess you had to be there. Or perhaps you don't.

    I'm a appreciator of your humour, always have been. I enjoy pushing it myself and I think and the membership in this forum enjoy pushing it too. The thing is, this place is not a club where the audience have chosen to be slightly offended and paid good money to commit that they do.

    We all pitch up wearing the wrong shirt occasionally.
  6. Standard memberGrampy Bobby
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    08 Aug '15 08:15
    Originally posted by Seitse
    Yeah, forget the second part, div. What matters is the article in itself.

    While I despise hate speech, a generation of pampered snowflakes is
    not a good thing. The struggles which were built on freedom are now
    striving for exactly the opposite. I do not claim to have the answer, but
    this is not a good thing.

    Now, on the comedic side of things, how is a ...[text shortened]... hter is, by all means,
    an anarchic, chaotic, and rebellious act, both in its brewing and explosion.
    And the price of "freedom" is the blood and treasure sacrificed to purchase military victory as the only viable alternative to abject bondage.
  7. Standard memberSeitse
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    08 Aug '15 08:26
    Originally posted by divegeester
    the young people who care about real stuff.
    This, here. This. I hope you are aware of the pricelessness of this drop
    of summarized gold.
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    08 Aug '15 08:391 edit
    Originally posted by Seitse
    This, here. This. I hope you are aware of the pricelessness of this drop
    of summarized gold.
    Maybe you see more than I do. Care to explain pls?

    Btw my sentence is better relayed by including the "where"

    "Where are all the young people who care about real stuff"
  9. Standard memberGrampy Bobby
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    08 Aug '15 11:57
    Originally posted by Seitse
    Yeah, forget the second part, div. What matters is the article in itself.

    While I despise hate speech, a generation of pampered snowflakes is
    not a good thing. The struggles which were built on freedom are now
    striving for exactly the opposite. I do not claim to have the answer, but
    this is not a good thing.

    Now, on the comedic side of things, how is ...[text shortened]... is, by all means,
    an anarchic, chaotic, and rebellious act, both in its brewing and explosion.
    "That's different than a bunch of pampered snowflakes destroying property because, well, pouting would be childish."

    https://disqus.com/home/discussion/bloggingheads/rational_actors_jun_11_2015_kevin_glass_amp_guy_benson/oldest/
    ____________________________________

    Comment: The phrase "pampered snowflakes" is incredibly apropos as a memorable description of many in the younger generation.
  10. Standard memberSeitse
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    08 Aug '15 12:14
    Originally posted by divegeester
    Maybe you see more than I do. Care to explain pls?

    Btw my sentence is better relayed by including the "where"

    "Where are all the young people who care about real stuff"
    I was brought up to pick my battles as, same way it happens with life
    itself, we all have a limited amount of gunpowder. That's what is called
    in Spanish slang saving fuel for big fires. Nowadays I see a bunch
    of people spending time and effort in countless crusades which, regardless
    of how commendable and noble in principle level, either (a) lead to
    slippery slopes, and/or (b) divert attention from real issues.

    So, for example, I rather see people fighting discrimination in the streets
    of Soweto or the neighborhoods of Ferguson, than in the freakin' internet.
    Or, instead of splitting the world between man vs. women, black vs.
    white, left vs. right, focus on the fact that the origin of it all is the haves
    vs. the have-nots. It all boils down to that. Those who have plenty, and
    who happen to be a very few, I picture in my mind pleasantly laughing
    when they see people fighting between themselves rather than looking
    at them, up there, sipping their champagne.

    And, just like the pen, laughing at non-PC stuff is key here. The angrier
    people get, the easier it is to see the structures of power and to direct
    hatred towards them. The more incorrect speech is, the more rebellious
    people turn... and order is the weapon of the haves against the have-nots.

    Take my words with a grain of salt., though. I lean towards anarchism.
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    08 Aug '15 12:17
    Originally posted by Seitse
    I was brought up to pick my battles as, same way it happens with life
    itself, we all have a limited amount of gunpowder. That's what is called
    in Spanish slang saving fuel for big fires. Nowadays I see a bunch
    of people spending time and effort in countless crusades which, regardless
    of how commendable and noble in principle level, either (a) lead to ...[text shortened]... ves against the have-nots.

    Take my words with a grain of salt., though. I lean towards anarchism.
    “Seitse, Boston Lad respects the privilege of who contribute to these public forums to express firmly held opinions and convictions whether they’re based on emotional octane which generates unnecessary heat or focused objectivity which generates light." ~Vivian (aka V7)
  12. Standard memberSeitse
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    08 Aug '15 20:33
    I rather have you refrain from revealing personal information about me again.
  13. Standard memberGrampy Bobby
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    08 Aug '15 21:452 edits
    Originally posted by Seitse
    I rather have you refrain from revealing personal information about me again.
    "The only information he has ever revealed about you here has been previously posted by you. This will be my final reply." ~Vivian (aka V7)

    "P.S. If my first statement above is in any way not factual, please Alert any and all of his posts requesting immediate disciplinary action." Vivian.
  14. Standard memberSeitse
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    08 Aug '15 22:43
    Go, run away with the tail between the legs, pervert. I got your license plate number.
  15. Standard memberGrampy Bobby
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    08 Aug '15 22:44
    Originally posted by Seitse
    Go, run away with the tail between the legs, pervert. I got your license plate number.
    lol
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