Because of the Earth’s ever changing alignment with the stars, here are your proposed new zodiac signs. The new one is pronounced oh-fee-YOU-cuss
Capricorn: Jan. 20 – Feb. 16
Aquarius: Feb. 16 – March 11
Pisces: March 11- April 18
Aries: April 18- May 13
Taurus: May 13- June 21
Gemini: June 21- July 20
Cancer: July 20- Aug. 10
Leo: Aug. 10- Sept. 16
Virgo: Sept. 16- Oct. 30
Libra: Oct. 30- Nov. 23
Scorpio: Nov. 23- Nov. 29
Ophiuchus: Nov. 29- Dec. 17
Sagittarius: Dec. 17- Jan. 20
So basically stupid made up magical astrological predictions are still stupid and made up.
HP, you forgot the best (and most made up) part – that only applies to Eastern astrology. The Western form of astrology is fixed, therefore no change will occur. So, in essence, lots of hoopla over nothin’.
With all due respect, you are right, yes, but you don’t see American gun laws changing (I mean to more constriction, not more looseness) in Arizona or anywhere, nor a medical system that is more interested in putting people who need help into treatment instead of prisons, do you?
If you were here, you would be more disgusted by the media and two political parties treatment of the incident than by anything else. Palin, Obama, university chancellors in California, TV people, they have all weighed in saying things I honestly find more distasteful than what I have said.
well pep, i’m not going to sit around and talk politics. everyone has their opinions, and in my opinion your joke was shit, stop trying to justify it by saying, “everyone else is an asshole… i might as well be one too.”
and saffer… i’m finishing my bio degree at home because i got pregnant and had 2 babies. (oops! haha just kidding it’s wonderful.) but it does give me a lot of time to roam the net while their napping.
as long as america still has archaic wild west firearms laws, it is wholly appropriate for the rest of the world to laugh openly at incidents such as the arizona shootings.
whilst there is clearly nothing funny about innocent people dying, the american response to these shootings is always worth a chuckle. especially the people who seem to think that having more guns is the solution to the problem.
Not to mention, vincent, that finding humor in the reaction is one thing, but the initial joke (which was just crap, anyway), wasn’t even about the reaction, so your point is moot. “Laugh openly” all you want about innocent people and little kids dying, but you should try to come up with a better justification.
Also, Jasen is super-whack. 1) For making a stupid, old joke; 2) for commenting on his own status to make said joke; 3) for probably submitting said joke to lamebook on his own; 4) for spelling his name “Jasen.”
ok, you dull american pedant. you’ve made your point. actually, it’s exactly the same point that wordpervert made 3 posts above yours, but we’ll pretend to ignore that.
i stated quite clearly that the shootings were funny beyond the individual tragedy of innocent death. if you are too thick to comprehend that an event may be viewed through a multitude of contexts and perspectives, then you really shouldn’t be addressing me. there’s plenty of other halfwits on here who i’m sure would be delighted to put up with your tedious drivel.
we agree on one point, though: the original joke was crap. but i will defend to the death pep’s right to make it!
You know the funny thing Oilers, in all of the reports I have heard about the astrological shift that’s thr first mention of 2009 I’ve heard. Gotta love the mainstream media.
Also, as much as I LOVE the undercurrent of America-bashing that pops up from time to time (sarcasm), may I point out that illogical reactions are not something we have the exclusive patent on. Yes, much of the reaction to the shootings is rhetorical posturing, no argument there. Tuition hikes and pension reform have triggered massive riots this past year in the UK and France. I make no stance on these subjects, other than the thought of destroying property and starting fires as a solution to either problem might be chuckle-worthy as well. “Burn the fucker down” doesn’t make much sense as domestic policy. Let’s not narrow the scope too much eh.
love anything harry potter. jasen is a dumbass.. that wasnt funny before and its not now. and more america bashing? is it necessary? some americans do take what happened seriously… we’re not all idiots.
vincent, wordpervert didn’t say the same thing at all. Work on your reading comprehension skills. Second, yes, you did say that the shootings were funny beyond the individual tragedy…right after you said “it is wholly appropriate for the rest of the world to laugh openly at incidents such as the arizona shootings.” Anyway, your point is still moot, despite your protestations, because the original joke was not about the reaction, but about the shootings themselves, therefore what exactly are you defending, if not a joke about the individual tragedy? You dull [insert nationality here] pedant who is not even a pedant because he consistenly fails to make a logical point.
“Not to mention, vincent, that finding humor in the reaction is one thing, but the initial joke (which was just crap, anyway), wasn’t even about the reaction, so your point is moot”
“Yes, vincent, the American response to the shooting has been quite… amusing. I don’t, however, think because I’m not American, I can make jokes about the incident”
why don’t you use your incredible powers of reading comprehension to show me exactly how the above two statements are saying totally different things? both statements clearly differentiate between the incident itself and the reaction to the incident. you recycled wordpervert’s argument to start a fight with me, and you use my own insults back at me. in short, you are a belligerent, unoriginal little weirdo.
i don’t know why i’m even bothering, but i’ll try and explain it to you one last time. an incident such as the arizona shootings goes far beyond mere personal tragedy. it is a high profile media event which has wide-reaching political and social implications. educated people capable of complex thought may choose to make a satirical joke within such a context.
if you still fail to understand me, please ask your parents or something. i’m not your teacher, and you’ve wasted enough of my time. go and have a little wank over gabrielle gifford’s hospital bed if you care that much, you tragic little man. also, you can stop saying the ‘moot’ in every post, is it your new word of the day or something?
LOL, wow, really? Word’s point was that because she is not American, she can’t make jokes about the incident. My point is that the original joke was not about the reaction, but about the incident, not about being American or not. My comment had nothing to do with anyone’s personal feelings about what they can and cannot joke about. My comment was about the fact that your comment was moot. Your comment suffered from a failure of internal logic. How you keep missing that is beyond me, but I really can’t think of a clearer way to explain it. Now you say satirical jokes are okay. That’s fine, but you’re changing your tune from before. Before you made the distinction between incident
As I was saying. Before you made a distinction between incident and reaction. Incident jokes bad, reaction jokes good. That made no sense in this situation because the original joke was an incident joke, not a reaction joke. Therefore, you were defending that which you said was inappropriate. You can change your story now if you want. At least the satire thing makes sense.
I love that this fight happened in the comments for the post that included Jasen’s status. Recycled or not, the joke was about the gruesome tragedies that really happened to some innocent women… but nobody seems to mind. Cool.
now to defend my internal logic: i never, as you claim, made a distinction between incident and reaction. my exact words were:
“whilst there is clearly nothing funny about innocent people dying, the american response to these shootings is always worth a chuckle”
the distinction here is clearly between innocent people dying and the american response to it. as i have explained above, the incident itself cannot be reduced to the deaths of innocent people. and whilst i did say that the response was funny, nowhere did i say that ONLY the response is funny. you just went and superimposed your own simplistic little ideas onto my words to support your pointless argument.
anyway, i apologize for calling you a man, though i’m sure you’re used to that from real life. as for being tragic, that’s for me to judge, you great big hairy manatee!
If you didn’t mean that only the response was funny, then what else about it, pray tell, was funny? Not that I really care, because clearly you have the gift of changing your story as the discussion goes on.
As for the thing about my looking like a man, ooh, burn! Jokes about a person’s looks are always so awesome when you have no idea what the other person looks like! You’re the man! What else you got? You should get your own comedy show or something. This kind of brilliance simply shouldn’t be confined to one lowly website!
Anywho, it’s been real, but since I don’t know you, don’t care to know you, and am unlikely ever to meet you, I’m taking my leave of your company henceforth. But just so you don’t miss me too much, I’ll leave you with this final thought, since you like it so much: moot.
personally, i thought the bit when that guy shot that woman in the face was kind of lol. but that’s beside the point.
i’m flattered that you enjoyed my repertoire, you’re in excellent company. funnily enough, i was actually approached to write a comedy food blog a while ago. it was on the back of my participation in a discussion forum for amateur chefs – i used to insult their recipes via a series of cooking metaphors.
anyway, nice chatting to you – try not to take the door frame with you on your way out, you fat hippo.