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  1. Thread: Rape jokes taboo?

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    That's fair enough. Yeah, responsibility...

    That's fair enough. Yeah, responsibility definitely doesn't go back to the comic or film or whatever that "caused" somebody to act.

    My own view is, well, video games do endorse murder (or maybe...
  2. Thread: Rape jokes taboo?

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    Man I missed out on some conversation. I...

    Man I missed out on some conversation.



    I expressed myself badly. I'll try again.

    You know the idea of "subtext"? An underlying meaning can be expressed beneath the declared one?

    Like,...
  3. Thread: Rape jokes taboo?

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    Right, which is why You're hitting a...

    Right, which is why



    You're hitting a strawman, I'm in no way trying to lay claim to that power. I'm deciding nothing. But I'm trying to understand why someone'd make a joke, and defend their...
  4. Thread: Rape jokes taboo?

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    Some comedians'd disagree with you ;). But I'll...

    Some comedians'd disagree with you ;). But I'll accept that, alright. Still, where's that leave us shmucks who don't have a "make people laugh" job? What about us when we jump into a non-comedic...
  5. Thread: Rape jokes taboo?

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    No you've got it back to front. It's not that we...

    No you've got it back to front. It's not that we have irony or context first and then ignore it all in order to interpret the statement sincerely.

    It's that we have sincerity first and then couple...
  6. Thread: Rape jokes taboo?

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    Right, there are loads of circumstances in which...

    Right, there are loads of circumstances in which you might be disingenuous and say things you don't privately believe.

    Look, you're smart: you get irony and sarcasm and putting on a persona and...
  7. Thread: Rape jokes taboo?

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    Dude I like you, you've got interesting opinions,...

    Dude I like you, you've got interesting opinions, you're a good voice to spot in a thread.

    But that comment? Fuck you.
  8. Thread: Rape jokes taboo?

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    Nah, because see with Bill Hicks we can If...

    Nah, because see with Bill Hicks we can



    If a stranger said what he did, you'd be horrified. Because



    It really depends a lot on
  9. Thread: Rape jokes taboo?

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    How so? /tenchar

    How so?

    /tenchar
  10. Thread: Rape jokes taboo?

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    Where's the literal reading? I'm not a robot, why...

    Where's the literal reading? I'm not a robot, why paint me as insisting on literal reading? Or did I say "When a comic makes a jokes he is expressing exactly what he thinks true"? Did I say "He is...
  11. Thread: Rape jokes taboo?

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    So Bill Hicks railing about advertisers isn't him...

    So Bill Hicks railing about advertisers isn't him endorsing getting rid of advertising? Jerry Seinfeld complaining about airplane food isn't him endorsing better airline food? Louis C.K. talking...
  12. Thread: Rape jokes taboo?

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    Hey I'm going to swing a different direction...

    Hey I'm going to swing a different direction here...

    Rape jokes aren't wrong because some people might have adverse effects to hearing them. Rape jokes are wrong because they endorse the...
  13. Thread: Rape jokes taboo?

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    Those are your offensive topics? Boy no they...

    Those are your offensive topics?

    Boy no they aren't. You don't have a personal stake in any of them.

    How about this:
    "Gamers are perpetual-virgin losers who are too pathetic to cope with the...
  14. Thread: Rape jokes taboo?

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    I'll nod in agreement to all this. Bang on. My...

    I'll nod in agreement to all this. Bang on.

    My own pondering has suggested to me it's about inclusive/exclusiveness. If you *feel* the comedian is excluding you (or a person/people you care about)...
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    The Sims. I don't mean the milking-it...

    The Sims.

    I don't mean the milking-it expansion packs. That's eh, par for the course for a popular seller. I mean fuck the core game and everything it represents. Peel back one layer and you see a...
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    So let me filter your arguments: 1) Theft is...

    So let me filter your arguments:

    1) Theft is wrong.

    2) Ok, copyright infringement is not theft, but it's still wrong.

    3) It's wrong because the law says so.

    4) Ok, sometimes the law is...
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    In the technical detail of "the product was...

    In the technical detail of "the product was copied", sure you're right. But in the "surely the whole point of piracy-fear" sense of only one copy being bought but ten consumers experiencing the...
  18. Nice, I like that six words were used up just...

    Nice, I like that six words were used up just saying "stupid greedy assholes".
  19. "Explain what is wrong with the current economy and why, in 20 words or less"

    Inspired by this comment.

    It wouldn't be fair to derail a troll-enticing thread with further troll-enticing, so I'm starting a new one.

    Here's my effort:

    "Bank loans create (yes, literally)...
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    Kudos to everyone saying "I pirate but then...

    Kudos to everyone saying "I pirate but then support games I like". My own story seems to be similar to everyone else's - in times of college/unemployment, I pirated more. In times of gainful...
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    Depends what the different settings do. I don't...

    Depends what the different settings do. I don't want to endure arbitrary handicaps to the same challenge. But increased challenges (along the lines of what Thief offers) aw yeah.

    Normal, unless...
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    Turn-based strategy. One turn = one quarter of...

    Turn-based strategy.

    One turn = one quarter of a day.

    Initially that's all there is to it, a simple linear game. You play as a secret agent. Your goal is information gathering - the challenge...
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    Guys uh I'm sorry. You played a good game, ok you...

    Guys uh I'm sorry. You played a good game, ok you flagged a little near the end, but your defense was stellar, you did good all said. But jeez you gotta find that voodoo priestess and apologise to...
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    "He robbed me" - you could build a mechanic...

    "He robbed me" - you could build a mechanic around that. Maybe the UI would be what he's robbing, so you lose the ability to access your inventory or to see colours, everything gets bled to...
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    Counterargument. here's a bit of writing from...

    Counterargument. here's a bit of writing from Jung describing his private mental battle. Isn't it vivid, can't you imagine the conflict so clearly? (I'm paraphrasing it for clarity)


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