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Re: You Know Who Sucks? This Guy

Postby DK » Mon Jul 21, 2008 2:59 pm

wake wrote:
DK wrote:That's one of the dumbest things I've ever seen.


Although to play a slight devil's advocate, when you're talking about non-scientific terms, it is weird how often "dark" and "black" are used in a negative connotation and "white" is more pure and innocent

(obviously not talking about a black hole, because, well, that's just what it is.)


Just something to mull...


Basically, light and the color white are usually associated with "good" because of the sun. Darkness and the color black are usually associated with "bad" because of the night. You'll find the same archetypes in most societies throughout history because of the fear people have with darkness.


The sun isn't white...
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Re: You Know Who Sucks? This Guy

Postby ChipaDub » Mon Jul 21, 2008 3:15 pm

I use the term "Black hole" to describe former Portland Trailblazer and now New York Knick Zach Randolph, and always preface it with - "absolutely no racial connotation implied". I can, and think any reasonably intelligent person can see how that term could possibly offend a black person if a black person is involved in the use of the term.
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Re: You Know Who Sucks? This Guy

Postby wake » Mon Jul 21, 2008 6:56 pm

DK wrote:The sun isn't white...


Light is always portrayed as white in color, not the sun itself.
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Re: You Know Who Sucks? This Guy

Postby duckmonkey » Tue Jul 22, 2008 9:25 am

<--- I root for a racist team.
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Re: You Know Who Sucks? This Guy

Postby knapplc » Tue Jul 22, 2008 9:28 am

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Re: You Know Who Sucks? This Guy

Postby AussieDodger » Tue Jul 22, 2008 9:31 am

Mookie4ever wrote:I also used to work with an Indian guy who used to curry favour with the boss. He got offended when we called him a brown-noser.

And then there was this Australian Dodger fan that I knew. He was a jerk.


Not that you're going to see this, because you'll see my name and your eyes will start bleeding, but I'm not a Dodger fan :-t .

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Re: You Know Who Sucks? This Guy

Postby flloyd » Tue Jul 22, 2008 11:08 am



Why don't we have him speak for himself because I really can't see another interpretation of what he meant.
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Re: You Know Who Sucks? This Guy

Postby knapplc » Tue Jul 22, 2008 11:26 am

flloyd wrote:


Why don't we have him speak for himself because I really can't see another interpretation of what he meant.

Ah... a study in irony. You can't see any other interpretation because your view of the situation is filtered by the influences of your life, so you perceive it to mean one thing regardless of the actual intent of the statement. In much the same way, the light from the sun is filtered by our atmosphere making it appear yellow, regardless of the actual color of the light.

What a wonderful object lesson in perspective this is. ;-)
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Re: You Know Who Sucks? This Guy

Postby flloyd » Tue Jul 22, 2008 12:10 pm

knapplc wrote:Ah... a study in irony. You can't see any other interpretation because your view of the situation is filtered by the influences of your life, so you perceive it to mean one thing regardless of the actual intent of the statement. In much the same way, the light from the sun is filtered by our atmosphere making it appear yellow, regardless of the actual color of the light.

What a wonderful object lesson in perspective this is. ;-)


Now you're getting ridiculous. After all I am open to other interpretations, thus why I said he should speak for himself. Second, although the sun may appear yellowish when you look at it, it creates white light on this Earth since animals have evolved to see the full color spectrum as created by our Sun.
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