Saturday, May 24, 2008

Pickup Meme: Create-A-Slur

There's a lot of copycatting and not much originality in the insults and "threats" of today's speech.

Somebody pisses you off? Call him a left/right wing/brained fascist/liberal something and you've done your bit for blogging your opinion.

C'mon, folks, how about a little creativity?

After reading about one Opus Dei wannabee that thinks women should be happy to have their bodies invaded by feti any time somebody else wants it to happen, I left a couple of angry-but-lazy coments over at JJ's place. What I should have said was something along the lines of:

"I'd like to punch his teeth so far down his throat, he'll be able to bite the toe of the boot that's about to kick his ass into next week."

That creates a really neat visual image, don't it?

It's easy to get angry, especially when there are so many assholes vying for attention these days. But keeping one's arsenal of slurs and epithets up-to-date and complete is getting to be awfully dull work. We need to come up with a few new ones. So here's the challenge:

Create your own insult/"threat" (virtual threats only, please -- if it can be construed as a real threat, you know ferdamsure that someone is gonna take it that way on purpose and try to put you in jail over it!)) and post it on your blog. Invite others to do the same. Mix, match, and trade. Then we all get to play with new verbal weapons for awhile.

A few weeks ago, Canadian Cynic invited us all to get polite for a day. Time to dance in another direction, ain't it?

5 Comments:

Blogger dez said...

I tend to lean toward subtly with my insults:

"Sir, you are starting to act out. Please stop chewing on the restraints while your handlers increase your dosage of Thorazine."

or

"If you're done flinging your poo, I think its time to go back to your cave and take a nap like a good troglodyte."

or

"Your last message was rejected for excessive stupidity. Please consult a thinking person before resubmitting."

And so on. You can see the pattern.

That guy was something else, wasn't he? It frightens me that there are people like that who vote.

Sunday, May 25, 2008 10:00:00 AM  
Blogger Karen said...

Oh, CC, why do you even bother with fuckers (pardon the pun) like that? It isn't as if they're open to reason or logic. I don't see why they don't take it further and believe that cancer is part of "God's plan" and not have it treated or (horrors!) cut out. I'm always amazed that it never seems to occur to these folks that perhaps the development of human ability to control the population may actually be part of God's plan.

Wanna know what is one of my biggest pet peeves? Publishing,as the anti-woman types are so prone to do, all the photos of fetuses aborted or in the womb that purport to show how developed and human-like they are at early stages. Here's why it pisses me: common decency prevents me and others from publishing crime scene and autopsy photos of murdered & mutilated infants whose mothers didn't want them but didn't get abortions because society would condemn them. Is infanticide part of God's plan, too? Is torturing children in the Diety's scheme of things? If so, I'd have to say frankly that God is the biggest murderer of all. The Catholics are welcome to that god.

Tuesday, May 27, 2008 10:23:00 AM  
Blogger CrypticLife said...

When someone "picks" "booger" as their screen name, what more are you going to do to insult them?

Oh, yeah....kick their ass in debate and leave them frothing at their mouths.

Friday, May 30, 2008 2:08:00 PM  
Blogger Chimera said...

LOL!

I guess it would only be fair to say that the someone in question is a fairly new commenter over at Religion Clause.

Saturday, May 31, 2008 11:45:00 AM  
Blogger Chimera said...

I'm parking this comment here until I can get it posted over at JJ's place -- her Haloscan is on the mutiny again.

""I'm dead meat."

No doubt about it.

Your dog, by the way, is suffering from unsatisfied curiosity, not jealousy. She can hear them and smell them, but she can't see them, so she can't properly identify them and their place in her world. It's upsetting to her that she can't figure it out.

She's being minimally destructive from pure frustration. If you can figure out a way to let her see the kittens -- figure out where the sounds and smells come from -- I'll bet her behavior improves immediately. Otherwise, she might graduate from soft and disposable (and replaceable) paper products to something of more value to you.

Not her fault. She's a dog. It's how she is."

Sunday, June 01, 2008 11:08:00 AM  

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