Wednesday, December 21, 2005

Pajamas Media involved in an internet war with a bunch of *ssholes.

Well, looks like there is a micro dot of humor still left in Pajamas Media invisible remains. One would have thought that the few, the proud, the chosen members of Pajamas Media slime squad would expend a little effort. In qualifying their remarks in some comment threads. As in thinking before posting. Thinking about a larger picture. Even dare I say (dare Elmo, dare). Some introspection. Me, I no longer have a single reservation about kicking the mangey dog, not a one. Doesn't mean I go out of my way to do so. But, as I've said before, if there is a laugh to be had? I'll pull that leg back and let her rip.

Dennis has a nice little logo contest going, I like the cat/hole in the ground. I found this one on the web (I'm not hosting the photo, direct link). Kind of cute.

This link is veddy, veddy cool, defining in a most contemporary sense: "what is an asshole." (really).

From link:

Fellow workers of ASSHOLES often feel as if the ASSHOLE can see right through them, and often believe that the ASSHOLE finds them wanting. This tendency of people to feel transparent in the presence of the ASSHOLE often result in relationships which have psychological distance.

By nature, ASSHOLES are independent individualists. They see their visions so clearly that they are often surprised when others do not see things the same way. ASSHOLES are strong at critiquing and as a result tend to notice the negatives. To them, a job well done should be reward enough in itself.

ASSHOLES can be unsparing of both themselves and others. Anyone considered to be “slacking,” including superiors, will lose their respect—and will generally be made aware of this.

Other people may have a difficult time understanding an ASSHOLE. They may see them as aloof and reserved. Indeed, the ASSHOLE is not overly demonstrative of their affections, and is likely to not give as much praise or positive support as others may need or desire.

Wikipedia gets literal (on your ass).

From link:

Asshole or arsehole (outside the U.S.) is a slang term referring to the anus. The word is mainly used as a profanity towards someone the speaker does not like or to express deep contempt for someone whose behavior is hurtful, self-centered or particularly abrasive. Usually, the person to whom this term is directed is a male. It may also sometimes be used to describe people who are viewed as "stupid" or "useless."

And, just in case you don't know how, and you need some lessons (on how to actually be an *sshole)? How to be a Drunk Asshole. "you might want to consider instead the route of the drunken asshole. Always a crowd pleaser, barrel of laughs and guaranteed good time for all. How might one achieve such stature? Read on, good friend..."

And if you are really, really, really proud. You can subscribe to the magazine.

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Blogger David said...

The first "assholes" link illustrates why personality inventories aren't the whole story. "g" counts, too. The guy's not necesarily an asshole, but he certainly illustrates the INTJ personality type's ability to overlook its own intellectual shortcomings.

That is to say, his definition of "asshole" is idiosyncratic and at least half wrong.

The Wiki link illustrates how bad a wiki can be. It lost me entirely when it labeled "asshole" as a "profanity" instead of the vulgarity it is. Unless the asshole in question belongs to God, it's not a profanity to refer to it as an asshole. Unless, of course, the asshole in question claims to BE God...

Both of the linked pages illustrate the normal level of subliteracy modern education inculcates in its subjects.

Still, they were definitely amusing, though probably not in the way their authors intended.


1:34 PM  
Blogger AnechoicRoom said...

O.K. ..... rather speaks for itself.

1:47 PM  

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