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August 16th, 2007

My flounce, let me show it to you!

Everybody's favourite ED community has another (bigger than last time) stupid.
Spanning three posts, we have what I'm desperately wishing is a troll, only...it's not.

freshfreshfresh posts something that could be considered 'triggering' for people with bulimia.  Which...there are a lot of in a bulimia recovery/support community.
And is summarily politely asked to cut it.
Already, we have 'woe is me' drama unfolding.
But cut lessons are given, that should solve it, yes?


And there's more 'woe is me, I'm so abused'
And crossing the 'just drop it!' line...
And a list!  Because lists make everything better.

And the third post I mentioned?  Has nothing to do with her at all.
Until she MAKES IT about her!

  • okay. so i know this is probably coming off as really really rude and bitchy and i really don't mean for that to happen.
  • i'll just peace out for now. i'll save the trip to the grocery store story for another time.
  • i'm not trying to be mean or unfeeling toward you but, really...
  • you're a peach and it means a lot to have a little support from someone and not just "hey new girl, you're being a bitch! shut your trap!"
  • it was really just a crappy attempt to defend myself.
  • whinyness really pisses me off.
  • maybe this isn't quite the place for me? it seems like everyone's really supportive but also really sensitive and i know i can be brash and selfish so... whatever. that's enough from me.
Today's morning wank is brought to you by Manhattan Mini Storage, NYC, and viewers like you.

kesil, over in newyorkers, brings up the new Manhattan Mini Storage Billboard.

beadiseased clears any confusion with "The hanger is suggestive of abortion (self-induced, right?)" (source), but bonanno gets to the heart of the matter with "Yeah, desperate women used coat hangers to abort babies when the laws were different. Shit happens. Live with your mistakes" (source).

Not to be stopped at one dumb comment, bonanno continues with "What? Some girl can't keep her legs closed so I have to feel sorry for her? Nah. Coulda used a condom" (source).

But, really, you can't wave your hands in the air and yell "BINGO!" until you get your token "That's like blaming a woman when her boyfriend hits someone with his car. If he wants an abortion and she doesn't, he still gets to pay child support" and "Feel free to think I'm a sexist. I for one think feminists are sexist, and unlike feminists, I'm not militant or hateful in my black-and-white condescension" (source) arguments, as well.

first post!-plus someone gets butthurt

It’s not a massive stupid but I thought it was a bit of an irrational stupid.
Over in newyorkers , somebody wants a recommendation of a restaurant in NYC that is 'cheap, famous, and distinctly NY'.  Not really stupid in itself, but whitewatergirl  gets butthurt and the ensuing comments bring the lolz.
whitewatergirl  doesn't like the fact people are rubbishing her choice of restaurant, the fact she doesn't know where it is/got the wrong location, and the fact she is fine with eating food with mousedroppings when other people might not be, and starts getting butthurt.

She brings out a dictionary reference, personal insults, and even points out a single typo, all to 'prove her point' or somehow make the butthurt less painful.

Actually now I type it all out it's quite a miniscule stupid.  More like a wank/grudge from some person getting worked up because anonymous internet people on a community for a city with 8mil+ people didn't think much of the food place she likes...boo hoo.
There are some decent replies/shut downs though.

*edit* I am having noob html problems.  Sorry!  I'm working on it.


First one

In bad_service,  finarfiniel wants to know how much bad service you would take before doing anything about it. She has had a cold and stale burrito, hair and even bugs in her food, but has never said anything. A cashier once stole $260 from her, so she had her uncle complain for her.

Small stupid. Unlocked at time of posting.

Christopher Guest married a dude?!

Over in ohnotheydidnt, there's a post about the top ten movie urban legends. #4 on the list is the myth that Jamie Lee Curtis was born as a hermaphrodite. Surprisingly, not many users are commenting on this.

But hermythegreat declares that she's "pretty sure" that Jamie Lee has androgen insensitivity syndrome, making her male on a molecular level. Why? 'Cause that's her dad's theory, and there are articles about it on the internets. The stupid isn't so much in the theory itself, but in her determination to prove that Jamie Lee Curtis has AIS via internet links. Because there are no rumors on the internets. Especially not on ONTD.

And of course, the obligatory "You guys are mean!" follows. When people question this theory due to lack of real evidence, hermythegreat gets pissy and accuses her adversaries of overreacting, when she was really just trying to educate us about AIS.

I know, I know, fish, barrel, blah blah blah. And it's fairly small for ONTD stupid. But I just couldn't resist, because people trying to diagnose disorders via internet articles always bring the lulz. If not, there's always that picture of C-3PO in the original ONTD post.

Resident hard core feminist armchairshrink is horrified when other women won't suck cock.

The main stupid is:

Women need to suck it up (ha) and just do it to keep their partner happy.

Simply "not wanting to" is not a valid reason to not suck dick.

Luckily for her, there are a few good points.

Edit: MORE! thanks to grlathena.


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