Tuesday, April 10, 2007

Taking Goldie's Advice

I don't listen to Imus any more. There was a time that I did listen, I formed an opinion of him, and then I stopped listening. I was offended by his comments, and feel I must act. Since I can't listen less than the zero that I already listen, I will instead urge others to stop listening if they do.

Everyone on Earth, please stop listening to the Imus program. I think he sucks and you shouldn't support him. My opinion is more important than yours, so you should do what I say, rather than what you feel. In order to take back the night, I am going to reclaim "nappy headed ho" for everyone who was insulted. If I use it often enough, then it will lose its power.

Goldie, I was offended by what you said about me, and I think you should be fired. I can't defend my liking Dave Matthews. I can defend my pacifism. While you would call it punking out, I think most of the time it's harder not to fight than to fight. Also you end up getting derided by the people who's best interest you're looking out for.

7 comments:

Joe said...

I deftly and adroitly avoided a fight on Monday morning. This guy was being a dick cuz I honked at him and actually stepped up and knocked on my fucking window!

He goes "You got a problem with your horn?"

I reply, "Jesus man, you got a road rage problem?"

ANd he stopped and realized he was being totally unreasonable and apologized and damn near ended up hugging me.

It was the greatest thing and I can't imagine that fisticuffs, no matter what the outcome, would have been as good for either party.

Danny G said...

I'm offended by your glib insertion of "Take Back the Night" clearly, as a man, you have no idea how scary the dark is for young, single women.

"You know, Dude, I myself dabbled in pacifism once. Not in 'Nam of course..."

I would like to discuss your so-called "pacifism" at greater length at another time. I contend that you're not a pacifist (in that you would condone the use of force in other circumstances where your safety and well-being are not directly threatened) and your flimsy justifications for "punking out" are just that, flimsy.

ChuckJerry said...

I would not like to discuss this with you further, Goldie, because discussing things with you is no fun.

Let go of the silly semantic arguments.

Danny G said...

Jerry, you wrote: "While you would call it punking out, I think most of the time it's harder not to fight than to fight. Also you end up getting derided by the people who's best interest you're looking out for."

I contend that you're not a pacifist because you don't oppose war and violence as a means to resolving disputes in all scenarios, simply those where you are at risk of being personally hurt or otherwise affected.

If you think that's semantics, fine. But I think you're "punking out" here, like you do elsewhere, rather than just admit this is your own personality quirk (like mine is getting emotional when other people using my hair clippers without permission and then not cleaning them or putting them back in the case when they're done and Max's is people touching his neck and the sound of cotten balls being pulled apart.)

But I'm not at all surprised.

I guess we can end by agreeing that each of us thinks "My opinion is more important than yours, so you should do what I say, rather than what you feel."

PS-I think you're unwillingness to keep a discussion open, whereas I perfer more talk to less, is why, ultimately, I think Imus should be permitted to stay on the air (radio locally, if perhaps not tv and simulcast) so that all sorts of issues and disagreements can continue to be aired, rather than just pushed aside while we all pretend that nothing is wrong, until the next incident when we can congratulate ourselves on our outage and moral superiority to others.

It's also the philosophy underlying my support for the kid in Bong Hits 4 Jesus, and for free speech generally.

ChuckJerry said...

I don't think it's a quirk, Gold, I think it's a conscious decision that has been largely trumped up in order to tell more interesting stories. Incidentally, we all saw the "you're just punking out of the discussion" think coming from a mile away.

I love you Dan. It sounds facetious if I just leave it at that, so I'll just say it again with sincerity. I love you.

Danny G said...

I love you. Just not your doggie-style. ;-) (Using emoticons, so you can "see" the wry smile on my face as I type this.)

rick said...

Dear Goldie and the rest of you fools,
Dan, I appreciate you not shouting me out by name in the hair clipper debacle you refer to in your comment above. Though I haven't spoken to you since I apologized over the phone, I look forward to more normalized relations between us in the future. Let's chat sometime and perhaps some form of reparations would be more appropriate than just an apology.
Love and great ones,
Rick