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  • by bethanie (675210)
    Thanks for the link, I guess. I was delighted that at least *one* person (besides myself, of course) found that whole scene as hilarious as I did.

    What I wanted to ask last night, but was extraneous to my reply at the time, was that if Rusty gets to be a drag queen, can I wear black, fringed leather chaps, a biker hat, and a studded dog collar? Please? ;-)

    I look forward to seeing you around more!

    ....Bethanie....
    • Thanks for the link, I guess. I was delighted that at least *one* person (besides myself, of course) found that whole scene as hilarious as I did.

      Anytime!!

      OMG!.....
      I think I shook the entire house with my laughter!
      My significant other was in here on the phone with his office and had to leave the room from me laughing so hard. Thanks for the laughs! ;-)
    • if Rusty gets to be a drag queen, can I wear black, fringed leather chaps, a biker hat, and a studded dog collar?

      Well, I could have done without that image of Rustin, but the rest... :-) Seriously, though, I thought that his response was a bit of an overreaction. But the title of this JE nailed it perfectly. Perhaps Slashdot is some kind of virtual trailer park, in that it seems to bring out the Springerish side of some people? I'm trying to figure out Chacham, but he is very inconsistent.
      • Well, on-line journals, blogs, etc. are definitely cousins of TV talk shows. OK, maybe they're the cousins with the college degrees, but there's still done in the same confessional, exhibitionist vein. Perhaps it comes from, rather than specifically seeking *approval*, at least being willing to broadcast the worst of our thoughts and behaviors out there and heaving a sigh of relief when we aren't condemned and cursed by our readers.

        As far as Chacham, I have to disagree with you. He is *very* consistent --
        • Good point about on-line journals and blogs being related to talk shows; it's quite possible that they are manifestations of some underlying social/cultural tendency. I think that is is related to the changing nature of communities. A hundred years ago, communities were overwhelmingly based on geography (you interacted with the people who lived near you). With the rise of efficient long-distance and mass communication, and the virtual neighborhoods offered by computers, the nature of community has change
          • Nice, pithy response. I agree -- it's the communal urge.

            But I also wanted to mention that I don't think Chacham is Christian -- someone mentioned his study of the Torah (or something similar) -- I believe he's Jewish. So THAT should explain A LOT! (JUST KIDDING -- PLEASE don't think I'm anti-semitic, OK?! It's JUST an off-hand remark meant satirically. What it's really saying is: "He's not Christian, he's a Jew -- knowledge of this fact has no bearing on anything else that we think about him." Sheesh. I h
            • You're right about Chacham being Jewish. I went back through his older journal entries. I think that someone who is a Christian had referred to him as being "devout", and I made the obvious (wrong) assumption. I'm not sure how redemption figures in Jewish theology.

              Those off-hand remarks can get you in trouble. Just ask Trent Lott. :-)

              Funny... I prefer to think of it in the terms of girth and length...

              Now, Bethanie, don't make things hard, er, difficult...
              • Now, Bethanie, don't make things hard, er, difficult...

                Control! You *must* learn control!!

                ....Bethanie....
                • When I read that, the first thing that came to mind was the slogan "Gun control means hitting what I aim at" (or whatever the actual wording is).
        • BTW, you're famous now! Check this [slashdot.org] post. When AC's question your gender in a first post, you know that you've really arrived! :-)

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