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Absurd Extracts: What Is the "Best" Post?

q 3

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Correction: Nov. 10, 2020
An earlier version of this article misstated the activity on QAnon message boards on 8kun. One of the message boards about QAnon had fewer new posts than the board for adult-diaper fetishists, not the most active QAnon board.
 
Couple that with the fact that a lot of the general public seems to not understand that the movie is about a man and his father, and it's way easy to imagine how it gets so misquoted: they're supplying context to the quote that they think is correct, in order to fill in the blanks in their mind. It's like in the Empire Strikes Back's "Luke, I am your father" misquote. Only, in the example of Field of Dreams, the context they supply is wrong because they misunderstand the film.

I see you've edited your post to add this part. So I want to respond to this as well.

See you're trying to argue that the general public just doesn't understand that the film is about a man and his father. That's not it at all. Most people just remember the main tagline in the film. It's not something that you would forget or misquote.

I don't know how old you are or when you first saw the film, but the amount of residue with this one is significant. The How High Parody and the Wayne's World Parody clearly are playing off the line being if you build it they will come, not He. If it was always He, then these parodies make no sense.

I know this is hard to process at first, if you haven't looked into the Mandela effect, then your reaction to try to explain it rationally is the typical response. You need to look into other examples of the Mandela effect and once you find one that you're sure of that you remember it a certain way you'll see that this is a real thing.

To use a Field of Dreams analogy, basically, you're like Mark in Field of Dreams before he was able to see the ghosts playing baseball. In the same way that Mark was telling Ray he needed to sell the farm, you're telling me that I'm misremembering. Once you start seeing the ghosts play baseball, you're whole attitude about this will change.
 

Mogri

Round and round I go
(he)
Staff member
All illnesses are just weakness in the body. I was once ill but then taught my body to not be ill. I have not been unwell for 21 years. Much like all other skills, all it takes is discipline to train your body and mind to not become ill. This is why I promote a strict abstinence from alcohol (notice how those who drink seem to be more likely to be ill) and other negative things from my body.

If you are ever unwell, it just shows that you have failed to train your body well enough. A strict 30 day abstinence from meat, alcohol, drugs and diary (think a very strict vegan lifestyle) is a great way to promote your mind and body to no longer become unwell. Vaccines are simply a placebo for the weak of mind.
 

Gaer

chat.exe a cessé de fonctionner
Staff member
Moderator
Hello, yes? Just wanted to say I’m gonna needs few days off cos I need to commit a murder in that time. Mhm. Yes, next week from Tuesday to Friday. What’s that? Oh I’ll save some don’t worry.
 

lincolnic

can stop, will stop
(he/him)
I gotta say, not having these Best Posts in quote tags is really making things hard to parse sometimes.
 

Mogri

Round and round I go
(he)
Staff member
I gotta say, not having these Best Posts in quote tags is really making things hard to parse sometimes.
That feeling of "What? What in the world is going on?" right before you remember which thread you're in? That's a feature, not a bug.
 

lincolnic

can stop, will stop
(he/him)
Didn't we generally use quote tags on TT 2.0 for this thread, though? I'm not saying we need to have a codified system or anything, I just feel like it makes it a lot easier to differentiate at a glance between the Best Posts and our members' reactions to them.
 

Sprite

(He/Him/His)
I also think they should have quote tags. I’m having a hard time discerning what is a quote and what is someone here being a jerk.
 

Mogri

Round and round I go
(he)
Staff member
I just feel like it makes it a lot easier to differentiate at a glance between the Best Posts and our members' reactions to them.
I'm absolutely willing to budge on this if I'm in the minority, but it seems like there's an easy solution to that (namely, to quote the post you're reacting to).
 

q 3

Posts: 181,942
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"I vote we use quotation marks to signal irony and lack of agreement with what we are posting."

"Alternatively, we could follow all best posts with [sic]"
 

Gaer

chat.exe a cessé de fonctionner
Staff member
Moderator
My post was me. Specifically in answer to the post above me (when reply wasn’t working).
 

muteKi

say "fish don't exist" to my face, motherfucker
My gf is angry and not talking to me at the moment. I’d like to know if I’m the asshole or if she is overreacting.

So my 7 year old nephew is interested in animals and has been learning about crossbreeds and mixed breeds lately. We were home (Gf was in the kitchen) and he was showing me pictures of mixed breed dogs and asking questions.

At one point he asked me if mixed breed dogs are “stronger” (i.e better) and I explained that they are generally healthier than purebreds due to stronger genetic diversity. For some context, my gf is of mixed origin (Black/Swedish) and I used her as an example. I told him that she has parents from two different backgrounds which is why she has a combination of their features. I said that she has excellent genes due to the variety and that it’s an example of mixing. He asked a question and I quickly clarified that people don’t use the word “breeding” when it comes to humans.

Well GF stormed into the room and she was furious. She asked me to repeat what I said and so I did. She freaked out and asked me if I’m seriously comparing her to dogs. I told her that I wasn’t comparing her to any animal - I was simply explaining a concept to my curious nephew. She yelled that I shouldn’t be teaching my nephew or any children at all. I told her that I just used her as an example to highlight genetic variety and what kind of results it produces. She told me to stop describing her like she was “made in a lab” and that I sound creepy.

Well I told her to calm down a little which just made her explode more. She said that I’m “disgusting” for using a term like breeding when it comes to humans and telling a 7 year old kid. The thing is - I swiftly corrected him and told him not to describe human relations as “breeding”. She still looked utterly disgusted and walked away.

We argued some more in the kitchen and she accused me of degrading her. I have absolutely no idea why she thinks that when I’ve been complimenting her this whole time. She seemed very upset and asked me why I’m even with her, why I described her like an object etc. On top of that, she accused me of teaching a child “problematic ideas”.

Afterwards my nephew was upset and said sorry to her. I thought it was all a misunderstanding and didn’t see the need for an apology.

So am I the asshole here?



Edit: Several mixed race people have told me that this wasn’t offensive and that others (mainly white people) are exaggerating. So I’ve concluded that I’m not the asshole.
 

Fredde

Let me rock you Chaugnar Faugn
I'm surprised she didn't yell at him for describing her as "black/Swedish".
 

Becksworth

Aging Hipster Dragon Dad
I mean if you want to use humans as an example, there are better ways to do it. Like you could talk about pure breeds/inbreeding and cite the “Where is your chin?” scene from the Preacher.

...What do you mean I shouldn’t be showing a seven year old The Preacher?!
 

Octopus Prime

Mysterious Contraption
(He/Him)
It’s best your kids hear about the Saint of Killers from you, rather than putting it together themselves
 

Yimothy

Red Plane
(he/him)
When I was in high school I studied some Ancient Egyptian inpedendantly, and wrote a whole paper one time in hyroglyphs, and I got an F cause the teacher couldn't read it. Didn't change the fact that I still did it. The douche didn't say it had to be in English. ha ha ha Public schools are a joke, like the government.
 

muteKi

say "fish don't exist" to my face, motherfucker
Rick and Morty is like taking showers. Very important before pandemic. Now we've all realized that it kind of sucks and don't do it anymore.
 

Sprite

(He/Him/His)
Hahahaha

I was doing a rewatch of Rick & Morty with husband and wondering to myself why I had soured on it so much. Then “Am I evil?” “Worse, you’re smart.” happened and I was like ohhh there it is.
 

conchobhar

What's Shenmue?
(he/him/his)
As a long time fan of the Godzilla films including the recent Netflix-produced animated trilogy and many of the others save for the 1998 film effort starring Matthew Broderick, Jean Reno, et al, I was very pleased with almost all aspects of Shin Godzilla from the special effects to the acting, music, you name it, all top-notch although the ending, which I'll touch on below, is mildly flawed so I can see why the sequel was cancelled.. Especially interesting is the clear criticism of Nipponese bureaucracy. Must admit to having fallen in love with the woman playing the creative, perceptive, intelligent, capable and brave Nipponese government biologist, Mikako Ichikawa and Satomi Ishihara, who played the politically-aspiring US Senator's daughter whose grandmother survived the US nuclear attacks at the close of WW 2 (ladies, please post a reply here if by some chance my feeble words of praise evoke positive affect lol). Shin Godzilla also demonstrates how pushy the USA can be at times on several levels, but thanks to the Kayoko Patterson character, the capable, shrewd, charming and deeply-appreciative of her Nippon heritage US envoy to Japan, also capable of true goodness. France, too. The only thing I didn't 100% enjoy about this film is that (spoilers follow:) Gojira is a negative force of nuclear-waste fission-powered destruction much as he was in the original 1954 Gojira. I get it, but I personally prefer Godzilla battling the "bad" monsters sometimes with Mothra's help, with the tiny twin islanders who helped sing Mothra out of hibernation lol. Two things about the end: Godzilla is frozen solid but zero mention is made about Nippon's next step in dealing with Gojira, who is perhaps a bit over-powered in this film, before it warms up, automatically triggering a US nuclear strike on Tokyo. Heard no sequel, so we'll never know. And that final shot of Godzilla's tail, the tip encrusted with human remains though poignant and creepy also seemed ambiguous and was perhaps either a foreshadowing of what's to come or a reminder that we shouldn't allow the careless dumping of radioactive waste in case of, you know, suffering, death and destruction. All things considered, a wonderful Godzilla film although it's really more of a very effective political critique of more than one nation and people-are-at-their-best-and-most-good-when-working-together kind of film with surprisingly little screen-time for Godzilla although I suspect the sequel would have taken care of that problem. The title Shin Godzilla does not mean "Godzilla's Resurgence", btw. And it's worth screening both the subtitled and dubbed versions to note the interesting differences in translation from Nipponese to English. In short, Shin Godzilla is an amazing film that succeeds on many levels especially its effective critique of bureaucracy, special effects, portrayal of the Nippon people as very capable, poking at the USA's bossiness and presenting a truly potent version of Godzilla.

BTW, A long-time admirer of Nippon culture which I was introduced to in childhood Judo classes (real Nipponese Judo, not USA-style Judo), I have long cherished and adored most aspects of Nippon culture and I am posting here in part due to an intriguing dream I had recently in the hopes that a Japanese woman cool enough to be on Archive.org reading about kaiju stuff might read my review(s) and be intrigued enough to contact me for it's been years since I've had the pleasure of meeting a cool Nipponese woman. So if that's you, please email me at: [redacted]
 

q 3

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it’s a picture of a weird guy wearing a hot dog costume with their mouth open moving around there is a yellow stripe in the middle to indicate mustard. The hot dog buns go just above the shoulders but the hot dog extends above the head.
In the background people are looking very disappointed at the hot dog person. It looks like they are inside a small domestic setting like a room in a house. One of hot dog person’s hand is gesturing with an open palm. Text reads: “we’re all trying to find the guy who did this”
 

Patrick

Magic-User
(He/Him)
It looks like they are inside a small domestic setting like a room in a house.
That’s such a non-specific description! What other small domestic settings exist? Out of all the weird stuff, this is bugging me the most.
 

Issun

My Neighbor Chocobo
Aside from the levels of thirst, the constant use of "Nipponese" makes my teeth hurt.
The whole weaboo phenomenon makes plenty of sense when you realize that these angry white dudes see Japanese culture as a place where men dominate women and also it makes all the games and cartoons they like.
 
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