Monday, July 10, 2006

And the award for most embarrassing post ever goes to...

Some pro-life idiot named Pete. I almost feel bad for laughing at him, since he's obviously a little slow.

Link via The Disgruntled Chemist.

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Chris Howard said...

That's great. I think he may actually believe it's true. So now the question is - did he not read any of the 85 comments? Is he revelling in the attention his blog it getting, and doesn't care how he gets it? Maybe he's on vacation and hasn't checked his blog since last week. I can't imagine why he would leave the post up if it's not actually a satire of a satire.

Chris Howard said...

Ok, did you read his latest post? He's just ignored the whole thing. The only 6 comments on that post are all about the Onion post.

Storm said...

JRH

I did not see his/her post the same way you did.

I do not know this Pete but I immediately recognized it as satire so I thought he/she reposted it on purpose.

I did not read any comment that indicated he/she actually believed the story to be factual. Him/her comments in the post were opinion yes but no assertions this was a real story.

I saw it as Pete has recognized good satire and simply made it available for discussion.

Just as the Onion uses satire and humor to make their opinion know, Pete is using satire and humor.

Maybe I forgot to read the part about where bloggers have to use fact to make a point. I thought bloggers could use humor (satire) to make their point.

John Howard said...

Storm, you're insane. Either the guy set up the whole blog as satire just to make that one post, or he doesn't get it.

There's no way he's actually got a serious pro-life blog and posted that as satire. And if that had been the case, I would imagine the guy would have posted some response to all the commentors.

Responding seriously to satire is not satire. And read the comments, you're the only one who sees it that way.

Robert Bayn said...

HAHA this is funny,i really could careless if someone is Pro-Life or Pro-Choice, but being a idiot on top of it all, is just horrible.

Storm said...

Storm, you're insane. Either the guy set up the whole blog as satire just to make that one post, or he doesn't get it.

The whole blog clearly is not satire therefore your point is missed on me. The author clearly is passionate about his beliefs. Perhaps a little too passionate but the other recent articles do not appear to use satire.

There's no way he's actually got a serious pro-life blog and posted that as satire. And if that had been the case, I would imagine the guy would have posted some response to all the commentors.

Actually he did post a response but it was a new thread. He admits to believing the general feelings attributed to a fictional character are true based on his own observations. He finishes with a definition of satire and advising that yes it was satire. Actually, I too have been witness to some but not all of the same general expressions by persons.
Why can't an author use fact and satire in the same blog?

Responding seriously to satire is not satire. And read the comments, you're the only one who sees it that way.

I never think about a topic just because someone else does. I no more agree with everything Pete said then I do with all of the so called commentators. Do you seriously mean to suggest you form your idea of something based on the opinions of others?

Perhaps, the most disturbing thing was the repeated calls for violence against this guy. For what expressing his opinion. Talk about insensitivity. And the repeated references to being from the South or backward in some way. Talk about profiling.

I thought liberals were the sensitive understanding types????????

John Howard said...

The whole blog clearly is not satire therefore your point is missed on me.

That is my point. The only way you could possibly think this is satire is if you thought he set up the whole blog as a joke, which is fairly clear he didn't do.

Actually he did post a response but it was a new thread. He admits to believing the general feelings attributed to a fictional character are true based on his own observations.

I haven't yet seen the response, because I can't get to it from work, but if he says he believes the stuff attributed to the fictional character are true, then he is an idiot, which is exactly what he is being made fun of for.

Do you seriously mean to suggest you form your idea of something based on the opinions of others?

No, I was just pointing out that you're wrong about it. And since so many more people seem to see it the opposite of how you do, I would think you might reconsider how wrongly you read it. But, whatever.

Perhaps, the most disturbing thing was the repeated calls for violence against this guy.

I don't remember seeing anything like this. Got any examples. I bet they were in jest, but since I don't remember any specifically, I can't say for sure.

I thought liberals were the sensitive understanding types????????

So we're not allowed to have a sense of humor? Jesus. Anyway, I said I almost feel bad for laughing at him.

John Howard said...

Ok, storm you seriously have to be kidding. I read the guy's response and he still doesn't get it. Now he seems to think that some woman wrote a satirical piece about her abortion. He completely misses the point that he is arguing with a fictional woman who exists only in the mind of a writer at The Onion. Either you don't get that either, or your comments are also (very poor) satire.

Westley said...

Won't somebody PLEASE think of all the innocent children!!!!!

Storm said...

I wish you had been aborted. It would have saved the government a lot of wasted money on education.
btcizzle | 07.11.06 - 12:38 pm | #

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If you're not joking yourself, I support the murder of you and everyone like you. Get the fuck out of my country bitch!
Anonymous | 07.11.06 - 2:42 pm | #

--------------------------------------------------------------------------------Your mom should have aborted you. She still should.
H | 07.11.06 - 2:51 pm | #
Sad. Just sad. You would be dangerous with half a brain. I'm sorry your mother didn't believe in abortion.

I'm going away now to find some thought provoking blogs.
J | 07.11.06 - 3:02 pm | #

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This is just a sample.


I am still looking for the one where the author told him he want to skull fuck him after making him eat peanuts from his shit

Storm said...

JRH

I have allowed myself to get as drawn into this as everyone else. I make it a practice to not defend any ones presentation of a position. For several reasons, in this case because I do not know this Pete or his style of writing.

Let me back pedal a little here to say the author is clearly passionate about what he believes in as our the commentators.

When I read the post the first time, I clearly recognized the the thread and the source as satire. I assumed Pete saw this as well. I applaud his honesty in admitting that he was duped and I applaud his integrity to stand on his position. There has been much ado about the fictionality of the character. We Americans routinely debate fictional people and events.

Let me remind you some years ago there was a bit of a national debate because a politician made a comment about a fictional character--Murphy Brown.

In this case the fictional person of Caroline Weber is an extreme exaggeration of a compliation of persons. However, who can deny the victimolgy expressed by the fictional character where "she" blaims her state of affairs based her choices and on what others would not do for "her". Hence why it is satire and not fact.

---FYI---
This author is neither for or against the central issue.

This author just wishes both political parties would stop using the issue to divide Americans. The matter will never be settled by a decision made by 9, but can only be solved by a debate by the 535 members of Congress. Only then will this verbal rock throwing end.

John Howard said...

There were far less comments the first time I read it, so I didn't see so many of those. so I concede that some commentors said some nasty and uncalled for things to the guy, which is pretty disturbing. Especially when it's so easy to mock him for being stupid.

As for the point of your last comment, I'm really not sure what you're saying. Do you now recognize that the guy didn't know what he was talking about? Do you think that that isn't important when reading his post? Because it absolutely does. He is debating the choices of someone who does not exist, and I think that's pretty relevant.

As for debating Murphy Brown, that may have even been stupider than this. Thanks, Dan Quayle. I don't see how bringing up how other people were stupid in the past is a good defense for being stupid in the present. If anything, the past should have taught us something.

Anyway, regardless of one's views on abortion, the guy's post (and the comments and the follow-up) was hilarious, and that's my only point in posting it. And if I ever do anything that stupid, I would expect to be mocked just as mercilessly.

Storm said...

Seriously, go turn the oven on and stick your head in it. You can also try playing in traffic, turning the car on in the garage, swallowing household chemicals, playing russian roulette, jumping off a tall building, putting weights on your ankles and jumping into a large body of water, dousing yourself in gasoline and lighting yourself on fire, etc, etc. You get the idea. Now that I've helped you brainstorm, please go kill yourself.
Cristina | 07.11.06 - 9:11 pm | #
Here is another one.

There are now over 834 comments on just one of the threads.

Pete may have missed the satire but there is no way any one could miss the intense hatred and suggestions he off himself.

Storm said...

I am conceding that I allowed myself to get pulled into this debate. Not the abortion debate but the debate about Pete. I do not give a rip about Pete.

I too posted my initial post to you before I saw his second thread where he says he was fooled. Therefore I must concede that he was fooled. Originally I did not agree with you because when I read it I could not believe any one would see it as any more that satire.

As for bringing up Murphy Brown, the point is simply we Americans debate fictional characters all the time. The players and their roles in that little drama are irrelevant to making my point.

JRH this is a rare moment so cut and paste this-- I agree mocking Pete and reminding him to do better research was well warranted.

However threantening him and suggesting his mother should have aborted him is not.

...and what exactly is a fucktard?

John Howard said...

I agree mocking Pete and reminding him to do better research was well warranted.

However threantening him and suggesting his mother should have aborted him is not.


So, we agree after all. Wouldn't it have just been easier to say I was right in the first place?

Storm said...

I concede the point but I still say there were some communication miscues.

I say again I am guilty but with an explanation.

beakerkin said...

John

That was an attempt at very bad satire. You should be an expert in this area.

John Howard said...

beakerkin, are you talking about the guy's post or the original article? If you're talking about the post, you're crazy, it was clear he thought it was real. If you're talking about the original article, it was very good satire.

Storm said...

Beak before commenting again on this read the author second thread on the topic. He admits he was duped.

I too fell victim to wanting to defend this guy but he admits he was duped there is no point in arguing that he was not.

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