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Old 04-10-2017, 01:57 PM
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Please I don't understand.
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He's just zis guy, you know?
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Old 04-10-2017, 01:59 PM
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People get twitter famous for all kinds of kooky reasons. I find there's no use in thinking about it too hard.
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Oh dam.

I... I never thought about it like that.
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C- please take this assignment seriously see me after class.
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dude have you seen the kind of people who take arthur chu seriously
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The second coming of Ken Jennings.
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He won a bunch of money on Jeopardy. He's fairly well-read in history I suppose but his voice is hardly essential and I remain quite confused over the amount of attention he gets in the larger public conversation overall, and I say this as someone who follows him on Twitter and RTs things he says from time to time
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Old 04-10-2017, 02:25 PM
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I did a Google image search for Arthur Chu and came up with this:



hopefully this clears things up


EDIT: Apparently there's also a film festival for people who don't know who Arthur Chu is???



Maybe you should look into going, BEAT. It sounds right up your alley. Presumably the price of admission is some guy asks you what you think of Arthur Chu and if you go "who?" they're like "alright go on in"
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He made a bunch of money on Jeopardy and knowing he could use that fame for good but only if he acted quickly immediately began a career speaking out for various social justice causes. He seems like a good dude.
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Who and the what now?
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That looks worthwhile if you don't know who he is. Kind of a peek at Chu.
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If you're wondering why you're blocked by him on Twitter you probably ended up on some block list somehow. That can happen.
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"Why is a belligerently stupid loud skeleton account blocked" is one of those questions that's already answered before you've reach the end of asking it.
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If you're wondering why you're blocked by him on Twitter you probably ended up on some block list somehow. That can happen.
Clicking Like on a Will Menaker retweet is an Apollo rocket straight to that blocklist.
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also if you, like me, follow a nonzero number of ~problematic~ trans women and nonbinary folks
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Old 04-11-2017, 04:31 PM
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also if you, like me, follow a nonzero number of ~problematic~ trans women and nonbinary folks
I guess even the crash override cats weren't immune to drama.
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Turns out not wanting Randi Harper to sic the GG subreddit on people gets you labeled a bad person, go figure
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He seems to be some sort of designated internet pinata for grown ass men on Twitter to unleash their inner middle schooler
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Old 04-13-2017, 05:18 AM
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He seems to be some sort of designated internet pinata for grown ass men on Twitter to unleash their inner middle schooler
Arthur Chu is some random dude who was on Jeopardy long enough to win a sizable amount of money and minor celebrity status. He leaned on the latter to get a modest career started writing very left-leaning political articles for The Daily Beast, and pretty much threw the entirety of the cash at worthy charities and fundraisers.

For reasons it's nobody's business to question, he is intimately knowledgeable and concerned about the ridiculous hate and bigotry constantly lobbed at trans people (and other marginalized groups of people), and routinely uses what little clout he has to call attention to hate campaigns (most notably getting on board with calling GG what it is since before it was called GG), and standing up for people with no public platform at all getting stomped on by people who those in high visibility activist circles on twitter are scared to touch, i.e.

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Turns out not wanting Randi Harper to sic the GG subreddit on people gets you labeled a bad person, go figure
Because twitter is absolutely rife with nasty little clubs of people whose hobby is trying to make trans people kill themselves, and he calls them out so much, he gets targeted by plenty, mostly using the common tactic of trying to drive wedges between cool people and people they support by trying to frame them for various blasphemies with out of context/totally fabricated quotations (in particular, when Arthur gripes about things, he often leads off with a sarcastic statement like "Turning a blind eye to rape is no reason not to let someone keep coaching football" before going on at length about how inexcusable that is, and people will isolate and pass along just the ironic bit). And this spreads way outside the abusive scumbag circles because folks cannot resist adding stingers to other people's call-out posts.

Past that he's a big ol' nerd with a lot of obscure history trivia, good taste in movies, and a wife who posts hysterical live commentary when marathoning various Star Treks.

Plus he treated me to dinner that one time he was in my neck of the woods visiting his sister, but that's less generally relevant.
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Old 04-13-2017, 06:44 PM
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This thread has taken an unusual turn...
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Old 04-13-2017, 07:09 PM
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turn, turn, turn is the byrds tho
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Actually, I was referring to Turn the Page by Bob Seger (& The Silver Bullet Band).
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Yeah, that's a perfectly cromulent choice.

(Also, I just noticed the tags on this thread. )
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