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Lame [Dec. 19th, 2008|06:40 am]
Tomas Gallucci
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Which was lamer?

Ballmer Egged
Throwing a shoe at Bush


Steve Ballmer getting egged or Bush having shoes thrown at him?
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[User Picture]From: ehowton
2008-12-19 10:53 am (UTC)
I'm glad I've seen both these before, as video-only posts are the pinnacle of both laziness, and a lack of imagination and/or motivation. You might as well squat over your camera and photograph your nasty shithole for all the work you put into this 'post.'

That being said, the 'shoe throwing' incident isn't lame at all outside your cultural ignorance. Using shoes for protest is a common practice, notably in Arab countries, who have cultural prejudices against feet because it is the "lowest part of the body".

That being said, in all aspects, and not looking over the culture significance of a shoe-throwing incident against our Commander in Chief, the egg incident is the lamest. Almost as lame as this post.
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[User Picture]From: schpydurx
2008-12-19 01:07 pm (UTC)
As usual, you miss the point.

I provided both videos because there may be some that haven't seen either of them. Also, it allows you to examine each scenario side by side.

When I first saw the Bush video, I immediately thought about the Ballmer incident, so I thought I'd put the question to my readers.

Compliments of the mainstream media, we've been told ad nauseam that throwing a shoe was a great insult in Mid Eastern culture, but they never explained why. Thanks for clarifying.

However, I think that it was still a lame thing to do. This isn't just about political dissent. This is some dumbass that attacked one of the most powerful men on the face of the planet. And it wasn't like there was any real harm posed either. The stupidity of this reporter is equal to or greater than the reporter who egged Ballmer. Why? Because they both attacked someone of power publicly at a press conference. They knew that they would have to face criminal charges for their actions. (Though I think the shoe thrower is going to need infinitely more cherry-flavored anal eaze than the Egg Man.)

I don't think this is about free speech either. I think this is about wanting to make a name for one's self, pull a prank, act like an ass. There's a time and a place for dissent, but to attack the head of a sovereign nation at a press conference? There's no fanfare, hence the reason that I think this was lame.

I wonder if show thrower will face criminal charges for attacking the Iraqi Prime Minster as well. (One could argue that he endangered the Prime Minister because the shoe was thrown in the PM's general direction.)

In closing, I would like to remark on Bush's remarks. Free speech and freedom of expression does come into play here insomuch as this idiot isn't going to have his head cut off as he would have under Saddam.
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From: snapper521
2008-12-19 11:22 pm (UTC)
Although I will admit that the conclusions you arrived at were relatively "OK" in order to give this idea the amount of legitimacy that it would have required for me to have taken it seriously you should have written up a brief summary of each event then put that as your post. Not two videos.

You have thrown a stink about some of my personality quirks and one more for you to add to the growing list is when someone uses a video and tries to pass it off as a legitimate post.

I do not, and will not ever consider videos as the sole content of a post (no matter their content) to be of importance enough for me to pay them heed.

If I were on a fast internet connection I still would not watch them, simply because it's stupid. If I want to watch videos I will go to the site where they are posted.

If you wish your readership to watch a video, post it in your post somewhere (preferably the bottom or top of the post) with a hot link to get them where they should be. Videos in blogs just take up a lot of space and serve no purpose.
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From: snapper521
2008-12-19 10:50 pm (UTC)
Almost as lame, but no cigar. This post still trumps any egg throwing.
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[User Picture]From: schpydurx
2008-12-19 10:55 pm (UTC)
Did you not read the reply to this comment? There is always a reason that I do something and it is always well thought out.
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From: snapper521
2008-12-19 11:13 pm (UTC)
"There is always a reason that I do something and it is always well thought out."

Well thought out in your unique case is all relative considering the level of comprehension and lack of brain cells in working order. I am sure that for you to have arrived at the opinion that this was "well thought out" you had to have sat in your little office for quite some time. Perhaps days at which point after thinking for this unnecessary amount of time you arrived at the conclusion that it was well thought out and therefore worth posting. Regardless if it actually was worth posting or not.
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From: snapper521
2008-12-19 08:03 pm (UTC)
I am on a slow ass connection and can't view videos. I shall pass on this waste of my time.
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[User Picture]From: schpydurx
2008-12-19 08:27 pm (UTC)
Are you and ehowton sleeping together? What's the deal?
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From: snapper521
2008-12-19 09:50 pm (UTC)
What the fuck Tomas. Are you sure you don't have me confused with someone else? Such as yourself?

Eric and I are not talking. You know that. I think you are still high off that latest joint you just smoked. Or maybe you got a bad batch and had some hallucinogen cut into it.
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[User Picture]From: schpydurx
2008-12-19 09:52 pm (UTC)
You have agreed with everything he has said in his comments on my blog today, so I wondered if there was some pillow talk going on.
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From: snapper521
2008-12-19 10:47 pm (UTC)
You know I don't pay any attention to any of the other comments going on on your drama driven site.

And you also well know that there is no such "pillow talk" going on. Could it be that you are simply being boring today?
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[User Picture]From: schpydurx
2008-12-19 10:49 pm (UTC)
Could it be that you are simply being boring today?
I think it's an apathetic audience.
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From: snapper521
2008-12-19 10:59 pm (UTC)
The first problem with your logic is that first and foremost you are attempting to think. This should never be attempted unsupervised as your head might explode from the pure pressure resulting from such a chemical reaction.

The fact that you can think clearly enough to form coherent sentences insomuch as to create lucid posts, comments and responses to said comments is due entirely to the amount of uppers you ingest on a daily basis. Not to any form of intelligence you may or may not possess.
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[User Picture]From: ehowton
2008-12-21 06:54 pm (UTC)
You did give the speech, nor throw the item. You didn't film the event, nor were you there. You didn't make the video, nor did you offer any sort of opinion or commentary on them.

You simply posted them.

Apathetic toward what? You posting videos and calling that entry? Then sure, I'm apathetic.
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[User Picture]From: ehowton
2008-12-21 06:51 pm (UTC)
I'm not *not* talking to you (as this very comment proves beyond a shadow of any doubt). Are you not talking to me?
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From: snapper521
2008-12-21 08:08 pm (UTC)
Nah, I'm not "not" talking to you either. I just haven't been lately because you haven't commented anyone saying anything that demanded that you get a proverbial *poke* via comment.

It's not because of any personal disagreements or anything.

If a comment you had left desired a response I would do so. :-) I would be unlikely to do so while in your site because it is better for me to stay out of your site for the most part. However if it proved to be "safe" and you needed to be proverbially poked I'd do so.
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[User Picture]From: ehowton
2008-12-22 03:04 am (UTC)
We're in agreement then.
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