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Absurd Extracts: What Is the "Best" Post?

q 3

Posts: 181,942
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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.
 

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?!
 
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