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I think someone didn't get the joke

Post by gnome » Fri Jun 22, 2018 1:10 am

Came across this one in a Far Side group:
(starting Thursday evening through Friday members may post non-Gary Larson images called "Free For All Fridays")

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Someone commented if it was the "poo poo platter".
My response: "It's the Hunan Shrimp, you racist!"

Apparently that caused a bit of a stir as my response was removed, I've been suspended from posting for the next three days, and commenting on that image was turned off.

I'm wondering if the admins realized my joke was not an actual accusation of racism, but making some laughs of the idea that assuming a fly would want poop is racist against flies. I plan to engage them on it after my suspension is over, I'm curious what actually happened or what they thought I meant.
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Re: I think someone didn't get the joke

Post by gnome » Fri Jun 22, 2018 1:12 am

Sometimes I forget other places are not here.
"If fighting is sure to result in victory, then you must fight! Sun Tzu said that, and I'd say he knows a little bit more about fighting than you do, pal, because he invented it, and then he perfected it so that no living man could best him in the ring of honor. Then, he used his fight money to buy two of every animal on earth, and then he herded them onto a boat, and then he beat the crap out of every single one. And from that day forward any time a bunch of animals are together in one place it's called a zoo! (Beat) Unless it's a farm!"
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Re: I think someone didn't get the joke

Post by sparks » Fri Jun 22, 2018 1:34 am

Stick firmly up the ass on the admins part.
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Re: I think someone didn't get the joke

Post by gnome » Fri Jun 22, 2018 1:44 am

I consider it possible that there were other members with ass-stick syndrome and the admins simply excised the commotion and its source. I'll see what they say.
"If fighting is sure to result in victory, then you must fight! Sun Tzu said that, and I'd say he knows a little bit more about fighting than you do, pal, because he invented it, and then he perfected it so that no living man could best him in the ring of honor. Then, he used his fight money to buy two of every animal on earth, and then he herded them onto a boat, and then he beat the crap out of every single one. And from that day forward any time a bunch of animals are together in one place it's called a zoo! (Beat) Unless it's a farm!"
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Re: I think someone didn't get the joke

Post by Witness » Fri Jun 22, 2018 1:53 am

Racism <> speciesism.

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Re: I think someone didn't get the joke

Post by gnome » Fri Jun 22, 2018 2:02 am

Ohhhh! That was it, they were academically offended by my incongruous remark.
"If fighting is sure to result in victory, then you must fight! Sun Tzu said that, and I'd say he knows a little bit more about fighting than you do, pal, because he invented it, and then he perfected it so that no living man could best him in the ring of honor. Then, he used his fight money to buy two of every animal on earth, and then he herded them onto a boat, and then he beat the crap out of every single one. And from that day forward any time a bunch of animals are together in one place it's called a zoo! (Beat) Unless it's a farm!"
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Re: I think someone didn't get the joke

Post by Grammatron » Fri Jun 22, 2018 2:54 am

Do they suspend other people for terrible jokes?

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Re: I think someone didn't get the joke

Post by gnome » Fri Jun 22, 2018 2:57 am

Not that I've noticed. But maybe I set a record.
"If fighting is sure to result in victory, then you must fight! Sun Tzu said that, and I'd say he knows a little bit more about fighting than you do, pal, because he invented it, and then he perfected it so that no living man could best him in the ring of honor. Then, he used his fight money to buy two of every animal on earth, and then he herded them onto a boat, and then he beat the crap out of every single one. And from that day forward any time a bunch of animals are together in one place it's called a zoo! (Beat) Unless it's a farm!"
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Re: I think someone didn't get the joke

Post by Nyarlathotep » Fri Jun 22, 2018 3:06 am

sparks wrote:Stick firmly up the ass on the admins part.
Sometimes its that.

Sometimes its more "This post has stirred up a shit storm and the admins just don't want to deal with the fallout" so they shut off posting on a thread. As gnome pointed out, FB is a differnt place than here. Here a shitstorm is "Wildcat and i spend six hours verbally sniping each other on a thread. Everyone else gets on with their lives on other threads". On FB its more like "872 different people spend three days hurlijng epithets at each other, making threats, etc. Everyone who ever posted at all in the thread, even if they were not part of the shitstorm gets their notifications clogged. The group as a whole possibly gets deleted by FB (AKA Being "Zucced") if certain lines are crossed" So I can't always blame them.

If the group gnome is talking about is the one I am thinking of, it's probably the former, though
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Re: I think someone didn't get the joke

Post by Doctor X » Fri Jun 22, 2018 4:31 am

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