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Discussion in 'Journalism topics only' started by jason_whitlock, May 14, 2007.

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  1. Moderator1

    Moderator1 Moderator Staff Member

    I don't know why I bother to answer these questions but I will:

    Can't speak for all the moderators because we're all different. But when a thread generates into a "fuck you, no fuck YOU" type discussion I'll put the locks on it. And, no, I don't catch them all. Not perfect (but pretty damn close, you know??)

    It is not an exact science. It happens more often these days because, well, we have more assholes on board.
  2. Tom Petty

    Tom Petty Guest

    Objects in the rear view mirror may appear closer than they are

    The skies were pure and the fields were green
    And the sun was brighter than its ever been
    When I grew up with my best friend kenny
    We were close as any brothers than you ever knew
    It was always summer and the future called
    We were ready for adventures and we wanted them all
    And there was so much left to dream and so much time to make it real

    But I can still recall the sting of all the tears when he was gone
    They said he crashed and burned
    I know Ill never learn why any boy should die so young
    We were racing, we were soldiers of fortune
    We got in trouble but we sure got around
    There are times I think I see him peeling out of the dark
    I think hes right behind me now and hes gaining ground

    But it was long ago and it was far away, oh God it seems so very far
    And if life is just a highway, then the soul is just a car
    And objects in the rear view mirror may appear closer than they are
    And objects in the rear view mirror may appear closer than they are

    And when the sun descended and the night arose
    I heard my father cursing everyone he knows
    He was dangerous and drunk and defeated
    And corroded by failure and envy and hate
    There were endless winters and the dreams would freeze
    Nowhere to hide and no leaves on the trees

    And my fathers eyes were blank as he hit me again and again and again
    I know I still believe hed never let me leave, I had to run away alone
    So many threats and fears, so many wasted years before my life became
    My own
    And though the nightmares should be over
    Some of the terrors are still intact
    Ill hear that ugly coarse and violent voice
    And then he grabs me from behind and then he pulls me back

    There was a beauty living on the edge of town
    And she always put the top up and the hammer down
    And she taught me everything Ill ever know
    About the mystery and the muscle of love
    The stars would glimmer and the moon would glow
    Im in the back seat with my julie like a romeo
    And the signs along the highway all said, caution! kids at play!

    Those were the rights of spring and we did everything
    There was salvation every night
    We got our dreams reborn and our upholstery torn
    But everything we tried was right
    She used her body just like a bandage
    She used my body just like a wound
    Ill probably never know where she disappeared
    But I can see her rising up out of the back seat now
    Just like an angel rising up from a tomb

    And objects in the rear view mirror may appear closer than they are
    And objects in the rear view mirror may appear closer than they are

    She used her body just like a bandage
    She used my body just like a wound
    Ill probably never know where she disappeared
    But I can see her rising up out of the back seat now
  3. I'll bet both threads included posts from Boots and disintegrated rapidly from there.
  4. zagoshe

    zagoshe Well-Known Member

    How dare you quote such a sexist song that obviously advocates and trivializes domestic violence against women. These words were both hateful and hurtful not too mention mean-spirited and I'm going to hold a press conference to whine about them. You -- as well as Axl Rose - should be fired.....
  5. this was the explanation for my last locked thread.

    "I think the horse has been beaten enough...Some good stuff on this thread, but we're done here."

    And there actually was good stuff on the thread and very little name-calling. it was a good disagreement.
  6. Hank_Scorpio

    Hank_Scorpio Active Member

    No way. boots would never try to get a thread locked.
  7. here was the explanation for the previous one...

    "Thanks to poindexter/Rokski for bringing some sanity back to the thread after zagoshe, Fenian and sportschick dropped it back into the gutter.


    FB, sportschick and zagoshe had not dropped the conversation into the gutter.
  8. kingcreole

    kingcreole Active Member

    This is clearly a race issue. I expect any day to be reading about the racists at SportsJournalists.com at kansascity.com/sports
  9. Simon_Cowbell

    Simon_Cowbell Active Member


    I got more pelts than you (channeling Sid Rosenberg: though none courtesy of the great Mr. Friedman and only a small number via the incredible moddy di tutti moddies himself).

    For me, it is occasionally that I am responding to an insult with a more acerbic take (You know Connery's line... he sends one of yours to the hospital, you send one of his to the morgue).

    But they never, ever, lock the thing after the personal shot toward me that has lit the fuse.

    Occasionally, I am the first one in with a personal shot. It's happened. I'm not perfect, but that occurs in the extreme minority of the time. Someone pushes my button with a point the way I push most others'. They deserve big props.

    Mostly though, a couple of the thin skins with god privileges don't like the way I hammer home a point, often with sarcasm dripping off my knife and a good pop-culture reference or other analogy/simile/metaphor.

    I simply don't have favored-nation status with the middle-school-esque clique because I kiss no one's ass. It's that simple.

    Fine, I will continue to try coaching these boys up.
  10. Oggiedoggie

    Oggiedoggie Well-Known Member

  11. zagoshe

    zagoshe Well-Known Member

    This graphic reminds me of a joke.....

    How did the Dairy Queen get pregnant?

    The Burger King failed to wrap its Whopper.....

    :D :D :D

    Oops, I'm sorry, this is a serious thread about a very serious subject. :p
  12. Big Buckin' agate_monkey

    Big Buckin' agate_monkey Active Member


    Have a nice New Moon Wednesday, tomorrow. /boots
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