Discussion in 'Everyday Life' started by MichaelM09, May 10, 2010.
Still wishing it were Friday. The sooner this week is over, the better.
Two years later and I still feel this way. I came in on my mom watching Grey's Anatomy and there was a guy in the back of an ambulance having a seizure and I don't want to use the word triggered but it took me back to when I had them. It's always been hard. That's the one thing I wish I could change about myself, I wish I could get rid of my epilepsy for good. I mean, I haven't had a seizure in years at this point but still, I know they could come back at any point and I just wish they would go away for good.
My epilepsy prevented me from getting a driver's license until right before my 21st birthday, because of how long incidents left me forbidden from going behind the wheel.
I'm at a point in my life, where I've made the decision that I don't want a license because of the fear of having a seizure behind the wheel. Yeah, it's been a bit hard but that's what public transport like Uber/Lyft and taxis are for, when it comes to me getting around.
As much of a disappointment the movie itself is, I just recently remembered how much of a banger the Batman Forever soundtrack is.
At the risk of sounding too evil, I recently wished that Doctor Strange's IMDB and RT User Ratings fell victim to sabotage, instead of those for The Last Jedi and Black Panther. I'd like to say I wished that due to considering Tilda Swinton and Benedict Cumberbatch both part of Hollywood's whitewashing problem (the latter because of Star Trek Into Darkness), but I also have more biased reasons.
Random thought I had today. Retard/Retarded is one of my most hated words. I know it’s derived from retardation but I just remember people in the ‘90s to the early ‘00s throwing it around as an insult. It felt like people that weren’t a part of the disabled community saw that word as the perfect word to use to attack someone they don’t like. I won’t say they approiated it as that sounds really wrong but it just felt like they took it without understanding the word and made it the insult that it became.
It does seem like it eventually died down as people either realized what using that word was doing or the people that didn’t get it moved on to using autistic as the hip new insult.
It doesn’t bug me as much now compared to when I was younger but I’m still not a fan of people taking words like that and weaponizing them as insults.
I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again, Hoodieninja is weird
He really is a complete and utter moron, isn't he? Like it's been a while since I've seem someone that thick.
On the bright side, I get to rake in those likes when I continually point out how someone is being stupid and everyone agrees with me
Then again, it's hilarious to see Moviefan12 and I do a whole 'good cop, bad cop' situation... I think we know who the bad cop is though.
He’s like an alt-dimension TGE.
I was trying to be nice but he doesn't seem to take to that.
Yeah, I have had too many doughnuts for that look and and he is the best Bad Cop.
Okay...he just "Liked" a post where I called him out on his bullshit. THE FUCK?
Personally, I've cringed upon people using the word especially as an insult or casually myself. However it is rather also wrong to use autistic as a go to insult now if that's the case but I've definitely grown up with people using the word "retard" casually without thought in my school days.
I return to my original post.
Part of me thinks that he is just desperate for attention
Tangentially related story to that? I was talking to somebody at work one time, and she was complaining about how crappy her tires were. I asked where she got them, she said they were used off Kijiji. Long story short...I ended up asking if she checked whether or not they were retreads. She asked me how could tires be "retards" and got really confused and offended.
For the record though? I agree. Using that word as an insult is horrible.
Here's the thing I'm wondering: Lets say we get rid of the word 'retard' as a slur. We successfully convince everyone that it's not a slur, people shouldn't use it, everyone stops using it etc. If another word then pops up in its place, different word but with the same meaning attached to it as before, is it better, worse, or has nothing changed?
So you're going to try and pull a Randall?
Okay, that was pretty funny.
@Ratin8tor, I addressed this somewhat in my original post that kicked off this conservation.
While retard is still used every so often as an insult, autism kinda took its place for a short a while.
I'm talking more about in a general sense, when X word gets banned for being too offensive (nigger, fag, retard etc) and new words take its place that means essentially the same thing as before. Is 'banning' words effective, or is it just a bandaid over the problem as long as the sentiment behind those words exist.
In the long run, I think it's just a bandaid as I don't know if there is a long-term solution to this.
With all that you guys are saying about Hoodieninja, Kneel, or whomever the hell else is acting weird, it does make me wonder what you think about me.
Though TBH, I doubt I want to know.
I just think how Spiders, by and large, shouldn't be cute.
Then why is Lucas the Spider so cute?
Who are you again?
You know, he's the astronaut who is always joyful
I really need to find a way to get Netflix working on my tablet again. It's getting annoying not being able to watch it on my tablet. It's making trying to get through all the stuff I need to watch really difficult.
This video from Pardon Our Dust made me sad that The WB Studios Store doesn't exist anymore. I do apologize in advance of this video does include archival footage of Trump.
At what times does he appear, so that I could fast-forward past him? I have fond memories of our local Warner Bros. Studio Store (and of course, The Disney Store).
Hold on, let me see. He appears at the 8:00 minute mark
My second tablet my mom got me after my first tablet screen got cracked is now barely usable because the screen is messed up. I'll have to take a photo to show what I mean because I sent a screenshot to my mother and the visuals were completely normal. Second tablet in six weeks
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