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A Kinder, Gentler Social Entropy

BroloBrolo BroseidonLord of the BroceanRegistered User regular
edited September 2011 in Singularity Engine++
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Morality is a thing. I try not to be a jerk, most of the time. I find as I've gotten older it's easier to have uncharitable thoughts about people, and I find that I'm much quicker to judge people based on appearances and categorization than I have been in the past.

This is bugging me a lot, and I'm actively trying to stop myself from doing it.

These forums are a funny place - thanks to you cats I'm much more aware of bigotry than I've ever been. It has made things very awkward where I work, where co-workers and clients still feel comfortable making blatantly sexist/racist/transphobic/homophobic jokes and remarks. It's difficult to not "have a laugh" with your friends and instead be the disappointed finger-wagger.

So l want to hear about your experiences with everyone's favorite kind of morality: social morality, both on these parts and in your awful real lives.


To balance out any positive effects this thread might have, you can also post your best Yo Momma jokes:
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  • TheStigTheStig Registered User regular
    edited September 2011
    Rolo, no

    TheStig on
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  • Indie WinterIndie Winter Nattravnen Registered User regular
    Rolo is doing a good thing with this thread

    let's be kind to each other

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  • SilmarilSilmaril Mr Ha Ha Hapless. Registered User regular
    morals schmorals.

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  • LTMLTM Registered User regular
    You can still be a moral and upstanding citizen, and have a laugh at stereotypes and bigoted humor.

    Also, this is the place where I come to exercise my unfriendly and assholish tendencies so that they don't come out in real social situations.

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  • EndEnd Registered User regular
    TheStig wrote: »
    Rolo, no

    always

    when you speak I hear silence
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  • SilmarilSilmaril Mr Ha Ha Hapless. Registered User regular
    Basically there is nothing that isn't funny.

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  • BroloBrolo Broseidon Lord of the BroceanRegistered User regular
    TheStig wrote:
    Rolo no

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  • Clint EastwoodClint Eastwood I'm At Your House On The Hill. I Fucked Your Girl And Your Neighbor.Registered User regular
    sexism unironically rules

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  • DruhimDruhim Registered User, ClubPA regular
    Stale thread?

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  • MaydayMayday generation three hybrid Registered User regular
    Morality?
    What's the point?

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  • PiptheFairPiptheFair Registered User regular
    don't fuck dogs

    STEAM
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  • SilmarilSilmaril Mr Ha Ha Hapless. Registered User regular
    Silmaril wrote:
    Basically there is nothing that isn't funny.

    Except Achewood.

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  • SomestickguySomestickguy Unbelievable! Could you imagine the step? He's genius!Registered User regular
    I can't help but think that this thread was created in response to recent occurrences

    ( :^: )

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  • Indie WinterIndie Winter Nattravnen Registered User regular
    PiptheFair wrote:
    don't fuck dogs

    well that explains your agvatar

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  • tynictynic PICNIC BADASS Registered User, ClubPA regular
    gentler????

    i want no part of this
    gotta get me some rough

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  • StaleStale Registered User regular
    snowflakes

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  • FirmSkaterFirmSkater Registered User regular
    I've been calling this dude at work "ma'am" because he gets way angrier than a normal person should

    "That'll be sir, MOTHERUCKER!"

    He is extremely sensative about being called ma'am and I can't help it

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  • BusterKBusterK Negativity is Boring Cynicism is Cowardice Registered User regular
    Silmaril wrote:
    Silmaril wrote:
    Basically there is nothing that isn't funny.

    Except Achewood.

    :^:
    See, this is the way to be mean
    Clever and not directed at a person

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  • ArtreusArtreus I'm a wizard And that looks fucked upRegistered User regular
    This forum taught me about privilege and transpeople, so those were pretty big things.

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  • TheStigTheStig Registered User regular
    Rolo, if I ever have to prove I'm not racist after making a racist joke or comment, may I reference you as my black friend?

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  • crwthcrwth IDIOT NEWS Registered User regular
    edited September 2011
    PiptheFair wrote:
    don't fuck dogs

    i'd like to see you try to stop me

    crwth on
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  • MaydayMayday generation three hybrid Registered User regular
    Why be sweet, why be careful, why be kind?
    A man has only one thing on his mind
    Why ask politely why go lightly why say please?
    They only want to get you on your knees

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  • TamTam I hate art I love artRegistered User regular
    let's discuss moral philosophy
    what is moral philosophy

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  • LTMLTM Registered User regular
    Artreus wrote:
    This forum taught me about privilege and transpeople, so those were pretty big things.

    And then Teefs got banned...

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  • PolecatPolecat What does the polecat say? Registered User regular
    Scavengers and sycophants and flatterers and fools,
    Pharisees and parasites and hypocrites and ghouls!
    Calculating swindlers, prevaricating frauds,
    Perpetrating evil as they roam the earth in hordes;
    Feeding on their fellow men, reaping rich rewards
    Contaminating everything they see,
    Corrupting honest men like me!

    Thats how I feel about people.

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  • StaleStale Registered User regular
    Tam wrote: »
    let's discuss moral philosophy
    what is moral philosophy

    what kids major in who want to be poor and a drain on society?

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  • lostwordslostwords Registered User regular
    in the end, the love you get is equal to the love you give, mang

    the beatles have it right, acing like a douche just creates an echo chamber of douchitude

    also pm dongs/butts/boobs plz

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  • Clint EastwoodClint Eastwood I'm At Your House On The Hill. I Fucked Your Girl And Your Neighbor.Registered User regular
    i too learned about privilege from assholes screaming and throwing tantys on the internet

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  • FencingsaxFencingsax Bondage Discipline Spider-Man Registered User regular
    Let me be the first to say





    fert.

    It is difficult to get a man to understand something, when his salary depends upon his not understanding it
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  • SilmarilSilmaril Mr Ha Ha Hapless. Registered User regular
    Tam wrote:
    let's discuss moral philosophy
    what is moral philosophy

    its bullshit.

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  • MysstMysst King Monkey of Hedonism IslandRegistered User regular
    How much will you pay me to not have any morals?

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  • IsoldaeIsoldae Hats Off To JigglypuffRegistered User regular
    Fencingsax wrote:
    Let me be the first to say





    fert.

    Beasteh is going to be so furious that you stole his line.

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  • JansonJanson Registered User regular
    I would agree that thanks to these forums I am more aware of bigotry than I have ever been.

    I'm also not sure that you can't laugh with friends. I suppose it depends on where you draw the line?

    I.e. once at a dinner table with a friend and her dad we somehow (I forget how) started off on dead baby jokes, and it was hilarious. But dead baby jokes are certainly not always appropriate or funny.

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  • Bobkins FlymoBobkins Flymo O let not Waluigi Time deceive you You cannot conquer Waluigi TimeRegistered User, Moderator mod
    Well I've come to terms with the fact that we will all die someday. Except crwth, maybe.

    Still doesn't stop me from a getting a chill every now and then, but I'm good for the most part.

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  • ArtreusArtreus I'm a wizard And that looks fucked upRegistered User regular
    i too learned about privilege from assholes screaming and throwing tantys on the internet

    Nah the screaming and tantrums part was really stupid. There were some good points made through all the noise though

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  • BroloBrolo Broseidon Lord of the BroceanRegistered User regular
    Silmaril wrote:
    Basically there is nothing that isn't funny.

    Dunno, listening to my boss make some jokes that are more homophobic tirades than humor, I feel really uncomfortable making any mention of being bi at work or around my co-workers.

    To him it's funny, to me it's just squirm-inducing.

    I imagine other groups that get targeted would feel the same way.

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  • BeastehBeasteh THAT WOULD NOT KILL DRACULARegistered User regular
    some people can get away with saying frankly horrible shit here because they have like

    forum tenure or something

    this is what i have learned

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  • SilmarilSilmaril Mr Ha Ha Hapless. Registered User regular
    Janson wrote:
    I would agree that thanks to these forums I am more aware of bigotry than I have ever been.

    I'm also not sure that you can't laugh with friends. I suppose it depends on where you draw the line?

    I.e. once at a dinner table with a friend and her dad we somehow (I forget how) started off on dead baby jokes, and it was hilarious. But dead baby jokes are certainly not always appropriate or funny.


    Not appropriate, but always funny.

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  • Bobkins FlymoBobkins Flymo O let not Waluigi Time deceive you You cannot conquer Waluigi TimeRegistered User, Moderator mod
    Only mods get tenure.

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  • SilmarilSilmaril Mr Ha Ha Hapless. Registered User regular
    Rolo wrote:
    Silmaril wrote:
    Basically there is nothing that isn't funny.

    Dunno, listening to my boss make some jokes that are more homophobic tirades than humor, I feel really uncomfortable making any mention of being bi at work or around my co-workers.

    To him it's funny, to me it's just squirm-inducing.

    I imagine other groups that get targeted would feel the same way.


    Thats funny in how backwards, scared and effectively stupid your boss is.

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