An Open Letter to the Burning Man Community Re:2012&Tickets

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Re: An Open Letter to the Burning Man Community Re:2012&Tick

Postby engineer2012 » Sat Apr 07, 2012 11:24 pm

BBadger wrote:[

If not, expect a lot of well-deserved snark coming your way.


Here it will end. I really pissed you off with my words, didn't I. Then we do have someting in common. We both do not like that some stranger from the oher side of the world we never met in person gives a negative reaction on a few words put on a board.
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Re: An Open Letter to the Burning Man Community Re:2012&Tick

Postby Trishntek » Sat Apr 07, 2012 11:30 pm

In this thread's twin on the politics and philosophy board, my initial response was,

"I call it getting in touch with your species!"
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Re: An Open Letter to the Burning Man Community Re:2012&Tick

Postby engineer2012 » Sat Apr 07, 2012 11:44 pm

theCryptofishist wrote:(Is anyone else finding the repeated phrase "stab in the back" to be reaching for Godwin's law?)


"As an online discussion grows longer, the probability of a comparison involving Nazis or Hitler approaches. In other words, Godwin observed that, given enough time, in any online discussion—regardless of topic or scope—someone inevitably criticizes some point made in the discussion by comparing it to beliefs held by Hitler and the Nazis."

Maybe I should not have used the word backstabbing.
What I meant to say is that I do not see the point or benefit in putting a person in his place, making him small on such a personal story.
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Re: An Open Letter to the Burning Man Community Re:2012&Tick

Postby oneeyeddick » Sat Apr 07, 2012 11:52 pm

theCryptofishist wrote:A "stab in the back" is a betrayal. It implies a prior relationship, in which the "stabbed" party could reasonably expect the "stabber" to be in the same corner, to have the same interests. You can't betray someone three minutes after meeting.

(Is anyone else finding the repeated phrase "stab in the back" to be reaching for Godwin's law?)


Yes, as a matter of fact, it has been REALLY bugging me too....

Just a couple of weeks ago, at work, I was explaining why I had a minor"accident" and scraped this business's sign in front of their store with the bobtail I was driving that day to one of the half owners behind closed office doors.

I explained to him that I couldn't see the sign because it was after dark(unlit sign) and if our new dispatcher hadn't given my route too many stops that day I wouldn't have been driving after dark in the first fucking place.
He agreed that I , and NO ONE, should ever be delivering after dark, except to well lit docks.

Well, that new dispatcher was listening right outside the door, and he jumped my shit and told me that I had just
"stabbed him in the back".

I quickly explained to him that, no, I "threw him in under the bus", and to fucking go take an English comprehension class.

And yes, this is the same fellow that I spat on the floor in front of and told him to "fuck Off' a couple of months ago.

It really is hard to be nice to someone when all you wanna do is tie explosives to their gas tank and record it on video.
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Re: An Open Letter to the Burning Man Community Re:2012&Tick

Postby BBadger » Mon Apr 09, 2012 5:25 pm

engineer2012 wrote:
BBadger wrote:[

If not, expect a lot of well-deserved snark coming your way.


Here it will end. I really pissed you off with my words, didn't I. Then we do have someting in common. We both do not like that some stranger from the oher side of the world we never met in person gives a negative reaction on a few words put on a board.


No, you haven't pissed me off at all. I just think you're, well, deluded. This is like thinking I hate Vargaso despite slewing a lot of shit his way in other replies. No, if I hated you, I'd have plonked you long ago and not even dignified your responses with a reply. Even plonks are usually temporary.

I welcome negative reactions just as much as positive reactions. It means you're actually reading and caring about what I'm writing, that I've sparked some passion. Like I said above, a "Cool story, bro" is the ultimate in cut-down. It means your reply is beneath even reading or considering.

You've got it all wrong. You've got so many things wrong.
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Re: An Open Letter to the Burning Man Community Re:2012&Tick

Postby engineer2012 » Tue Apr 10, 2012 12:57 pm

BBadger wrote:You've got it all wrong. You've got so many things wrong.


Hmm. Yeah. It's all me. I see that now. Thank you for this lesson.
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Re: An Open Letter to the Burning Man Community Re:2012&Tick

Postby wh..sh » Tue Apr 10, 2012 3:52 pm

engineer2012 wrote:We both do not like that some stranger from the oher side of the world we never met in person gives a negative reaction on a few words put on a board.

But, how are you going to control what some stranger from other side of the world is going to say or do? You can't. You can only control how you react to it.
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Re: An Open Letter to the Burning Man Community Re:2012&Tick

Postby FeetOfClay » Wed Apr 11, 2012 6:01 am

There is a time for everything - to be nice, to give shit, and to eat shit while grinning.


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Re: An Open Letter to the Burning Man Community Re:2012&Tick

Postby Simon of the Playa » Wed Apr 11, 2012 7:31 am

breathe deep, the playa is the dust of your ancestors

A gift for the Playa
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Re: An Open Letter to the Burning Man Community Re:2012&Tick

Postby vargaso » Wed Apr 11, 2012 9:02 am

BBadger wrote:
engineer2012 wrote:
BBadger wrote:[

If not, expect a lot of well-deserved snark coming your way.


Here it will end. I really pissed you off with my words, didn't I. Then we do have someting in common. We both do not like that some stranger from the oher side of the world we never met in person gives a negative reaction on a few words put on a board.


No, you haven't pissed me off at all. I just think you're, well, deluded. This is like thinking I hate Vargaso despite slewing a lot of shit his way in other replies. No, if I hated you, I'd have plonked you long ago and not even dignified your responses with a reply. Even plonks are usually temporary.

I welcome negative reactions just as much as positive reactions. It means you're actually reading and caring about what I'm writing, that I've sparked some passion. Like I said above, a "Cool story, bro" is the ultimate in cut-down. It means your reply is beneath even reading or considering.

You've got it all wrong. You've got so many things wrong.


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Re: An Open Letter to the Burning Man Community Re:2012&Tick

Postby Simon of the Playa » Wed Apr 11, 2012 2:19 pm

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Re: An Open Letter to the Burning Man Community Re:2012&Tick

Postby delle » Wed Apr 11, 2012 3:56 pm

:lol: :lol:

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Re: An Open Letter to the Burning Man Community Re:2012&Tick

Postby junglesmacks » Wed Apr 11, 2012 4:10 pm

..and in other news, SDLP hit 5 digit posts today.
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Re: An Open Letter to the Burning Man Community Re:2012&Tick

Postby fritz » Wed Apr 11, 2012 4:39 pm

Long time listener, first time caller. My first post is in honor of Simon hitting 10,000.
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