don't make fun of myck... he is cool...
i thought the beret was wicked...
'Cool' is not one of the first adjectives I would use to describe Myck, however, if you say so. And besides, how do you know I'm talking about Myck? It could be some other kid who wears a navy-blue beret, cuz, you know, there are just so many of them.
hahaha... myck is a kind guy... even if he wears a funny looking beret :P
He can be amusing on occasion. I will give him that.
lol never heard myck and cool used in the same sentence before :P
i wish you would be dumped in acid and made the ugliest person alive, see how unpopular you are then. maybe then you will learn compassion.
I'm not THAT shallow. Geez Louise. There are other criteria for not liking someone. Such as personality. This particular person happens to be lacking in that department as well.
I have compassion within me. It's crushed and oppressed most of the time, but it is there.
ok jsut as long as you dont unfairly stereotype geeks.
Any good geek does not consider themselves popular, therefore they would not think they were "popular enough to be different."
You're absolutely right! But the point is... well, I don't remember what the point is anymore.
What the hell d oyou mean by "walking around like they are popular enough to be different". Who's to say you have to be at a certain popularity level to be different? And what is so wrong with so-called "geeks" anyway? Who are you to judge? So what if he walked around school wearing a beret, it's his choice. I find it really superficial that all you seem to be concious is fashion and popularity, and that geeks are some kind of really unpopular, really unfashionable thing to be. They are just human beings like you and me...... and as for saying they are eyesores!? That just makes me angry. Beauty is in the eye of the beholder my friend, and even if you don't like that.. then tough.
Shit, that kid that wore the beret sounds fucking cool to me... he had the balls to wear the beret, and not give a shit what little fucking kids think of him.
Ok so trying not to flame here
But I mean does it really matter if some guy wore a beret to school you didn't like? He wasn't wearing it for your benefit and yet you made this whole issue over it (yes over a hat). Honestly is it really hurting you in any way?
Should people be all communist and only wear what you dictate?
Ok so i'll be fair here. You said something about personality coming into it too and becuase of that you are not shallow. prove it to us then. What's wrong with his personality? What is it that he has done to you that has made you go all Nazi over his hat and made you want to hit him?
First off, I don't recommend you get me started on the benefits of Communism, and Communism does NOT inherently mean totalitarianism.
Secondly, I AM a shallow, hypocritical person, and yes, I do enjoy wallowing in my own crapulence, thank you very much, and therefore I shall not defend myself. I do so solely on the knowledge that everyone, on some level, is just as shallow and hypocritical as I am, no matter what sort of values they profess.
This includes you, and although I have never you, I can tell from your brief statement that you too are a hypocrite. You ask me who I think I am to be dictating what people wear. Well, I pose this question to you: Who do you think you are to be dictating as to how people are to think?
Lastly, you must realize that this community, and this post, is a sort of half-joke between a group of friends, and was not originally intended to be read by random users, nor to illicit angry responses, although they are fun ignore.
Wel of course randon uses ae going to find it :)
As for me dictating how people think- I never once said you *should* like this guy/put up with him or whatever because of how he dresses. I merely asked *why* you saw him this way. Pardon me for being curious. Admittedly, I can't see your reason behind this point of view towards him, hence me asking you what made him so offensive and for your opinion on his personality so I would be better informed.
As for the communist remark, I happen to agree that communism does indeed have benefits and is in fact a smashing idea...in theory, but people are flawed and therefore it couldn't work...not that this has anything to do with anything :)
Indeed, you never actually said that I should like him. I meant 'dictate' in a more general sense, in that I shouldn't be so pointlessly judgmental, which you never actually said, however, that was the general impression that I got. Correct me if I am wrong, of course, if that isn't what you meant.
Anyways, since you seem to appreciate Communism, I believe that I shall make some attempt to inform you as to why I don't like this particular person. This may surprise you, but it is not the way that he dresses that bothers me. I'm not exactly the very model of modern fashion. I don't like him because he HAS no personality that I can see. It's impossible to talk to him. I've been alone with him, and I can't determine any interests, I can't talk to him, he just gives me one word answers or ignores me. It's very uncomfortable. And he's very...anal. Everything has to be just so, and everything is business, no diversions, NOTHING!
That's just a sample. I could give you a big long list, but I must be going now, so I will end off.
Oh, and as a fellow random user, I have found random communities with content quite reprehensible, far worse than this, and which I have blasted those people for, so I suppose you are welcome to post here, it's just hard to tell what is true and what's a joke a lot of the time, especially from someone who has no idea what is going on.
That's fair enough if you simply cant get along with/talk to him. It's just that from your post it sounded like you didn't like him simply because of the way he dressed/because he was a dork. Obviously you have talked to/ tried to talk to him before but that didn't really come across in your first post. I mean I certainly didn't know any background info, hence me posting in the first place.
As for not being able to tell if something is a joke on the net that's quite true at times. Jokes and srcasm can come across quite differently when it is merely typed.
Geeks are smart enough to not give a fuck.
True enough in some cases. But not all cases. In this situation, this particular geek ceased wearing his beret shortly after this post was made. Apparently some comment was made, not by me or anyone else in this community, and that was the end.
So, some geeks actually do 'give a fuck', showing that some people are obviously trapped in their own geekiness.
2005-03-04 12:23 am (UTC)
WooT WooT, Go SELF ESTEEM!!! ~laughs~ Kids can be so cruel, 'eh? Especially in canada, dude - - but then that's how out office workers are formed into gutless ass kissers who manage our taxes behind closed doors, sequestered in sterile cubicles. Woot Woot
When you say "Go self esteem!!!", do you mean (a) that this particular individual had good self-esteem or (b) that I am suffering from some sort of self-esteem issue? Sorry, it's hard to tell through writing sometimes, but I've prepared a response in either case:
(a) Well, I suppose it would dissappoint you if you learned that he very soon stopped wearing the hat. Sorry, but...he did. Caved into peer pressure, yep. He graduated, so he's no longer at my school. I don't know if he tried it at the University of Toronto, where he is now, but U of T is full of soulless minions of orthodoxy, so I'm sure they will break him down soon enough.
(b) I do NOT have a self-esteem issue, I reassure you. I am simply a genuinely terrible person. And yes, I do enjoy every minute of it.
I imagine that all kids around the world are cruel, not just Canadians. They're almost as bad as adults. I also imagine that most people, as according to Nietzsche, are already gutless ass kissers, and that slightly-less-gutless-ass-kissers take control. It is the way of things -- someone must do the taxes, afterall.
2005-03-04 11:31 pm (UTC)
Yeah - so sorry for the confusion ole chap, i wasn't refering to you and it's lovely u have high self-esteem (woot) And i wasn't really refering to dude with the hat but it's more of a general statement i say when self-esteem has so obviously been kicked down a notch. Most laugh when i do - - but i supose it's one of those "you have to be there" type of things. NEwho - i'm sure he'll never wear the hat again for fear of his peers etc. but then i'm not really attached to his feelings.. Yes - many kids are cruel and it's quite disheartning, makes me sad, prolly cause i have a little brother who's excluded from all his little school mates' activities cause he's the newe kid. But yeah - - thumbs up to salad fingers, though the ending of the fifth one wasn't comfortable.
Ah, je comprends. Perhaps it's something in your tone or inflection that just doesn't make it through when in written form.
Well, I'm all for a general self-esteem @$$-kicking every once in a while, even if it is my own. What goes around comes around, I suppose.
It is very unfortuate that kids are so generally mean to each other. It would be interesting to see if it's nature vs. nurture. Are we simply born with a tendancy to be mean to one another, or is it taught somehow? Of course, there have in fact been many a study towards this end, and they always conflict, so who knows where the truth lies.
Sorry to hear about your brother. I hated having to go to a new school, but I seemed to have managed decently enough. Took some time and some effort, but it all worked out in the end.
Thumbs up to Salad Fingers? Lol, not a bad pun. Salad Fingers is the greatest, in a morbid, disturbing sort of way. Especially number 5! 'Do you not like my mouth words?' :P
2005-03-06 01:36 am (UTC)
Oh, the good ole nature/nurture theory - - heard it so often in my soc class last sem, heh. Aww, but i so miss the discussions. Go benovian Chimps!(. . .or whatever those sexy chimps names were)
I would argue that it's mostly nurture for the child would be learning to adapt to it's environment's social scheme so it would follow Bandura's role model theory in first copying the parent(s) then building on that based on it's peers. (all children will be refered to as ITs HaHAHA!!!)
I also find the parents in this small town are quite clique-ish, jugmental, and into everyone's business. It seems as if the ole "familiarity breeds contempt" quote is being proved true 'cause everyone knows each other's secrets and the old decent gossip would be to spead them around, whoop!
Of course then there's other outside factors like the popular "power corupts and absolute power corupts absolutely" which is, GeNeRaLlY (NOT always) true. An interesting quip on tv was saying slavery actually (i)made(/i) the white masters bad people for it allowed them to beleive beating the slaves was an acceptable release of tension, that they (white) were superior, etc etc. But yeah, that's a whole 'nuther discussion.
Oh yeas, #5
was lovely - yet harsh in the end with the "slasher" moments. Stop scratching your tummy box. . HeHeHe. I elect you my new playmate.
Fortunately I never did take a sociology course, though the nature vs. nurture stuff certainly did seem to overflow into other courses. I'm not sure that 'sexy' is a term I'd use to describe any chimp, though. :P
I've never lived in a small community, so I only know the small-town social 'climate' from cliched books, movies, tv, stereotypes, and all those other wonderfully truthful things, though I would imagine you would get to know one another pretty well after a while. Being in a city does have its advantages. You can dissappear and it could take years for your next door neighbour to notice. I probably know half the people on my street, if that. But people are still judgmental, clique-ish and into each other's business in the city. Kids here are still nasty, irrational and quick to judge. I think that part's just natural to most people, then it's reinforced by society.
I doubt slavery 'made' the white masters bad. They had to want to own slaves, then mistreat them, to begin with. Once it became acceptable practice, yes, it did become easy to just follow along. Thus, people are sheep.
I like all the Salad Fingers. Maybe not number 3. That one was a different disturbing.
This is going on for way too long. I'm sorry, but it is just a geek, in a beret. Get over it. :|
I don't know you but berets are sexy. Viva la France et les petits chapeaus!