Lily, I ride a horse to the local saloon for crazy water everyday, so yer gonna to have to type slower fer me. Yer tellin’ me stereotypes are good? Now, I may not be a big city scientist, but – BOY HOWDY! That sounds like downright, rootin’- tootin’ ignorance. Tarnation! I bet you eat salsa from … NEW YORK CITY!?
Matt, I can tell English isn’t your native language, so can I let you in on a secret? Words mean things. A “poser” or “poseur” is “a person who pretends to be what he or she is not, or an affected or insincere person.”
Therefore, if they did it to be funny, they are literally “posers.” If they are serious, or “sincere,” then they aren’t posers by definition.
I swear, the asinine comments of people attempting to ridicule the original lamebook posts on this site are often funnier in either a pot/kettle or an ironic way. It’s like watching the Theatre of the Absurd.
Yeah, other than the groom holding his firearm with a finger on the trigger-guard, I see nothing wrong with this picture. These two people love each other, and an appreciation for guns plays into their relationship. I can definitely see how it wound up on lamebook, though. Few people, and even fewer of our blogging bretheren, realize how integral and vital guns are to many sub-cultures and areas of America. People who did not grow up in an area where responsible gun ownership is prevalent often jump to the conclusion perpetuated by the liberal media and Hollywood: guns = ignorance and crime, end of story. If they want to exercise their right to legally bear arms, who is anyone to try to stop them or suggest that their appreciation of firearms makes them lesser, backwards, or inferior people?
To those who post comments suggesting that the bride and groom are brother and sister or that they are ignorant rednecks from the south (or anything along those lines): what you are doing by posting those comments is analogous to and no different from gay-bashing or playing into the “dangerous minority” mindset. You grabbed hold of a negative stereotype and blindly ran with it.
I’m happy for them. They each found a soul mate, and hopefully they’re living happily now.
Ah yes, Michael, I still remember when folks from the South weren’t allowed to vote, or to marry. I remember the horrible bombings of Southern churches, the lynchings, the Southern profiling, the multiple beatings and murders that occured to people just because they happened to love guns, pick-up trucks, and chewin’ tobacco. It was JUST LIKE racism and homophobia. Sniffle.
Guns are essentially designed for one purpose – taking lives (be they animal or . They symbolise death (you may argue they symbolise protection, though since that protection is via fear of death it still amounts to a symbol of death) and death is not cool. Though I suppose many Christians see no problem with this, given their religious symbol is also a symbol of death – sounds rather Pagan when put like this doesn’t it?
So it’s nothing about impressions of gun culture via the “liberal media” (ie. anyone who reports in disagreement with predominantly conservative axioms), rather the disturbing realisation that there are people who find such dissociated joy in symbols of death.
@Canaduck, I am certain the reference was to the ‘generalization’ of Southern people. Just as some people make a generalization about minorities and such. Your return argument shows an immature twisting of what was originally intended. To say that southerners are being stereotyped is not making a comparison to an actual event, that is why it is called STEREOTYPED. They may not have endured such hardships yet, they are target of STEREOTYPING. I have a feeling you are intelligent enough and already know this. You are just to immature not to twist what was said to meet your agenda.
To the anti-gunners and stereotypers: Guns, like it or not, are necessary to keep law abiding citizens safe from criminals. It would be wonderful if guns were banned and all criminals also turned in their arms. You and your anti-gun friends are free to live in your delusional world that getting rid of the guns will solve the problem. Just as you are free to choose to be unarmed when a non-law abiding criminal threatens your life or that of your family. (remember: when guns are made criminal only criminals will have guns)
I am a very compassionate, caring, empathetic individual. I believe in ‘doing unto others as you would have them do unto you’ , I am not illiterate, I do enjoy the sport of target shooting and hunting. I do not have a dissasociated joy in a “symbol of death”. There is no joy in death however, if it had to be that I need to put a bullet in your head because you were threating my life or that of my family. CLICK CLICK PULL BITCH…. you loose.
I apologize to all, my rant veered from the picture itself.
Not to mention, both guns are pointed in what appears to be a safe direction. Both of the rifles are more likely than not semi-automatic. Not full auto. It’s so amusing when people that have clearly never actually fired a gun make all sorts of judgements about form and safety. Yeah maybe it’s tacky, but no one is in danger.
best photo ever
so you think only rednecks have guns? you sir are a moron.
maybe they hunt?
Now we can hear your liberal bullshit whining about killing Bambi am I right?
are you not aware people all over the country have guns and gasp take pictures of themselves with them?
You are a judgemental piece of human garbage.
a) she’s going hunting with a semi-automatic? where’s the sport in that? And it’s not liberal bullshit to whine about killing a fawn–that’s illegal. You are welcome to blow Bambi’s mom to hell, just don’t use a semi-automatic.
b) i think you kinda negated your point about the supposedly judgemental nature of these posts by ending the comment with the oh-so-neutral ‘piece of human garbage’. QFT.