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Comment Re:Da, comrade. (Score 1) 287

No, he's simply aware that those ideas are only good on paper and that in reality they (and all other ideals) are failures, causing more harm than good and are typically used disingenuously during argument.

Turn the other cheek? Only good for achieving matching bruises. Ethically, it can be said that returning that slap is better as it may prevent the slapper from abusing others.

Do unto others is a good life goal, unless you keep doing so after getting screwed over by those others. Then it's simply enabling.

The last depends entirely on your interpretation of great and whether it was inserted genuinely or as a political barb.

Comment Re:Fingers crossed (Score 2) 120

Better is to feign age. That gives you hard of hearing, confusion, memory problems and the need to go look for your wallet with the credit card. After diddling with them for around five minutes I carefully and quietly lay down my phone on the desk and go about my business.

That or, if I'm in need of catharsis, I speak very softly to make sure they're listening then scream like a I'm being attacked by an axe murderer. Always makes me feel more relaxed.

Comment From comic book dictionary (Score 1) 164

canon: (noun)

What some writer decides today what happened in a fictitious past. This is primarily caused by s/he wanting a personal thumbprint on a character set combined with an inability to imagine extensions to current story lines. In most cases this leads to conflict in story lines that produce confusion in the readership and at times actual outrage at the bastardization and extreme vandalism of admired characters (see Green Lantern).

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