The SJW war on us thread

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Re: The SJW war on us thread

Post by gnome » Mon Jul 09, 2018 10:15 pm

If you only listen to what's trotted out for you.
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Re: The SJW war on us thread

Post by gnome » Mon Jul 09, 2018 10:17 pm

xouper wrote:
gnome wrote:
Does the decision that satire is a pointless venture make any sense if you assume the writer meant "some"?
Yes.
If I agreed with that I would think that satire is pointless under most circumstances. What form of satire can't find some Poes?
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Re: The SJW war on us thread

Post by xouper » Mon Jul 09, 2018 10:36 pm

gnome wrote:
xouper wrote:
gnome wrote:
Does the decision that satire is a pointless venture make any sense if you assume the writer meant "some"?
Yes.
If I agreed with that I would think that satire is pointless under most circumstances. What form of satire can't find some Poes?
Then it seems perhaps you have missed the point Medusa Magazine was making.

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Re: The SJW war on us thread

Post by gnome » Mon Jul 09, 2018 11:56 pm

Help me out, then.
"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: The SJW war on us thread

Post by Abdul Alhazred » Tue Jul 10, 2018 12:06 am

gnome wrote:Help me out, then.
Over the top satire.

But the most over the top real ones topped them.

At least that's their story as I understand it.
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Re: The SJW war on us thread

Post by gnome » Tue Jul 10, 2018 12:09 am

Yeah, I got that part. Doesn't affect my point at all. Truth is often stranger than fiction, but that doesn't mean that satirists are out of a job.
"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: The SJW war on us thread

Post by Abdul Alhazred » Tue Jul 10, 2018 12:21 am

gnome wrote:Yeah, I got that part. Doesn't affect my point at all. Truth is often stranger than fiction, but that doesn't mean that satirists are out of a job.
Well it's not like feminists are the only thing to make fun of. :P
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Re: The SJW war on us thread

Post by Witness » Tue Jul 10, 2018 12:39 am

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:mrgreen:

For the record: I of course don't give the slightest fuck about any cup of any world.

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Re: The SJW war on us thread

Post by Abdul Alhazred » Tue Jul 10, 2018 12:48 am

I had a hunch so I googled.

Aha!

The Belgian team:

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The French team:

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Re: The SJW war on us thread

Post by Witness » Wed Jul 11, 2018 3:16 am

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And they don't teach spelling, for sure. :mrgreen:

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Re: The SJW war on us thread

Post by Anaxagoras » Wed Jul 11, 2018 7:59 am

Abdul Alhazred wrote:I had a hunch so I googled.
Yup. England too. I think the only team remaining that doesn't is probably Croatia.
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Re: The SJW war on us thread

Post by Anaxagoras » Wed Jul 11, 2018 8:03 am

Witness wrote:Image

And they don't teach spelling, for sure. :mrgreen:
Of course sammich is the proper way to spell it in that context.

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Re: The SJW war on us thread

Post by Doctor X » Wed Jul 11, 2018 9:01 am

So make me a sammich.

No tentacles.

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Re: The SJW war on us thread

Post by ed » Wed Jul 11, 2018 10:22 am

Anaxagoras wrote:
Witness wrote:Image

And they don't teach spelling, for sure. :mrgreen:
Of course sammich is the proper way to spell it in that context.

I briefly worked at a Subway (among other jobs) after high school and before I joined the Navy.
The irony of your working at a Submarine sammich company before joining the navy is staggering.
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Re: The SJW war on us thread

Post by Grammatron » Wed Jul 11, 2018 3:50 pm

That's not irony
pillory wrote:jokes aren't funny....seriously thinking......

seriously thinking might be funny....but it's not joke

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Re: The SJW war on us thread

Post by Giz » Wed Jul 11, 2018 3:56 pm

It would, if his subway career sank because of an incident with a torpedo.

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Re: The SJW war on us thread

Post by Anaxagoras » Thu Jul 12, 2018 5:48 am

Are you guys having fun at my expense? :x
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Re: The SJW war on us thread

Post by Doctor X » Thu Jul 12, 2018 6:29 am

Shut up and make us a sammich!

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Re: The SJW war on us thread

Post by Abdul Alhazred » Thu Jul 12, 2018 9:26 am

Anaxagoras wrote:Are you guys having fun at my expense? :x
Relax.

We're not making you pay for the sammich.
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Re: The SJW war on us thread

Post by xouper » Thu Jul 12, 2018 8:03 pm

Sorry, I was a little slow in responding to this question earlier:
gnome wrote:Does the decision that satire is a pointless venture make any sense if you assume the writer meant "some"?
xouper wrote:Yes.
gnome wrote:If I agreed with that I would think that satire is pointless under most circumstances. What form of satire can't find some Poes?
xouper wrote:Then it seems perhaps you have missed the point Medusa Magazine was making.
gnome wrote:Help me out, then.
Abdul Alhazred wrote:Over the top satire. But the most over the top real ones topped them. At least that's their story as I understand it.
That's my understanding as well. If the subject of a satire piece shows up a month later as an actual news item in (for example) the Washington Post — when reality tops the satire, as Abdul put it — then that would seem to render the satire pointless. Secondly, if reality gets so over the top that it means your satire must be even more extreme such that it can no longer pretend to be plausible (and thus loses its effectiveness), then what is the point of writing that kind of satire?

I'm not sure if that answers your objection.