Pursuant to Ed Zotti’s moderation in the MPSIMS forum, I’m posting these here instead, from the “Goodbye Sweetness” thread.
Hey, Omniscient, fuck you, your wife, your parents, and the horse you rode in on, OK?
A highly overused one, IMNSHO.
If common sense is so common, how come more people don’t have it, huh? Huh? Answer that!
What hypocrisy, exactly? I stated an opinion, explained the opinion, and am sticking with it. It’s not like I say one thing and mean another. Do you even know what “hypocrisy” means, dummy?
I have done no such thing, liar. I merely detest public grieving for famous people.
Which they are not, and in fact death is the
great equalizer. I can now play golf better than Payne Stewart and outrun Walter Payton.
Excuse me, but I did not belittle anyone. I said Walter Payton’s death was no more or less important than anyone’s one your local obituary page. Do you need drawings, or maybe a guided reading?
Suck my dick. How’s that for perspective and emotion, asshole? Nobody elected you SDMB Armchair Psychologist, IIRC. I think “People live, people die” is a rather realistic perspective, frankly.
Yes, it’s so tough being famous. Boo-fucking-hoo. As John Lydon once said, “If you don’t want to be famous, simply stop. Easiest thing in the world.”
Did I say there aren’t entertainers whose work I enjoy? No, I didn’t. Will I miss their work when they’re gone? Perhaps. I mean, it sucks I can’t buy new John Lennon albums or see new James Mason movies. Will I pretend like my dad died when they go? Nope.
So then you DO think the deaths of non-famous people don’t matter. Thanks for making it explicit.
Unless you aren’t famous.
So I can’t offer an opinion contrary to the prevailing one? Sorry, Slappy, I don’t take orders from you.
Upon further reflection, Omniscient, you’re a much bigger dick then you accuse me of being here. You’re the one at fault.
I have, in every post, offered a well-explained and well-defended opinion as to why I don’t think the deaths of celebrities are any more devastating than those of any other person, and why they shouldn’t necessarily be promoted as such; and you use it as an opportunity to launch into a vicious personal attack full of personal insults and pop psychology. Good way to not address the issue.
“I love God! He’s so deliciously evil!” - Stewie Griffin, Family Guy