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gladiator
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Icon 11 posted September 26, 2005 20:16      Profile for gladiator     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
Alright, my post on women's magazines went off in directions I didn't anticipate.Now let's get going with the topic of swearing. Growing up Catholic myself,there was the prohibition of swearing, i.e. taking the name of the Lord in vain, but I feel sometimes there is no substitute for swearing. Not being Catholic anymore, I'm actually agnostic, gets around the whole guilt trip thing. But really, we have had pirate day, but could you imagine "swearing day!!!!" Anybody here feel that swearing is psychologically healthy sometimes, wink, wink!!!

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Icon 1 posted September 26, 2005 20:30      Profile for Rhonwyyn   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
I, for one, believe that spaces between the ends and beginnings of sentences are psychologically healthy for me. [Wink]

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Icon 1 posted September 26, 2005 21:01      Profile for TMBWITW,PB     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
I was never sure why swearing was supposed to be the same thing as taking the Lord's name in vain. I understand that you are not supposed to invoke His name unless you are actually referring to Him or asking Him to do something, but what does that have to do with a frustrated outburst of, "Shit!"?

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Icon 1 posted September 26, 2005 21:06      Profile for Rhonwyyn   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
That's part of the "do not let any unwholesome talk come out of your mouth. Can freshwater and saltwater flow from the same spring?" passage in John, I think it is. Paul also exhorts in one of his letters to steer clear of course language and crude jokes. Just general all-around good manners, I 'spect.

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Icon 1 posted September 26, 2005 21:29      Profile for dragonman97   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
quote:
Originally posted by gladiator:
Anybody here feel that swearing is psychologically healthy sometimes, wink, wink!!!

Fsck, yeah! [Wink]

Edit: Eh...I posted it intact, but there have been requests in the past for some degree of 'cleanliness' around here. Search engines, kiddies, and the like...

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Icon 1 posted September 26, 2005 22:13      Profile for csk     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
Yes, I think it's psychologically healthy. I stopped myself for years due to the reasons Rhon mentioned, but lately I've been less restrained. Of course, it takes it account the audience, so I'll refrain around children, or people sensitive to it. But at goth club, say, no such restrictions (heck some of the some lyrics would make a sailor blush)

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There are times when swearing is not appropriate. There are also times when, no matter how many women and children are present, swearing is not just acceptable - it's compulsory. When my brother and I got intoa our climbing accident a couple years ago I knew he'd fallen even before the rope tightened because I heard his yelp of "Shit!" So I grabbed hold, the rope went taut, and then the rock I was holding onto broke under my hands and I did a backflip. I think that was a compulsory shit. There's no other word, other thana f-bomb, that can really capture a moment like that. Then, once we'd landed and stopped sliding and I'd figured out that I was a) alive, b) able to use my arms and legs, c) bleeding and d) missing my contacts, I think the "Oh fsck, I'm fscking blind," was also perfectly within the range of polite speech for those circumstances.

OTOH, my screaming cry of "FSCK!" that reverberatted out into the hall when my spaghetti came sliding out of my cabinet when I opened the door to get some rice was not appropriate. That was an over-reaction, although it did make my boyfriend and my brother laugh really hard. :/

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I want to see some video footage of Charles Schulz letting out a good "F!" after spilling ink on one of his daily toons (come on, it HAS TO exist). I think he needed to swear more... or at least once. Friends and relatives said that he would do things such as spill food on a new expensive shirt and only say "Oh! Good grief!" Now there's some bottled up emotion.

...of course anyone can find altered Peanuts cartoons on the net with Snoopy and Woodstock letting the obscenities fly, but it's just not the same.

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Icon 1 posted September 27, 2005 12:06      Profile for GMx     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
Oh man, there was a big to do about an artist that did an exhibition of pornographic Peanuts paintings a few years back. Unfortunately, I can't remember his name and I'm too lazy to Google right now. I think the show was in Philadelphia? To say the least, Mr. Schultz and his syndicators were not pleased. I thought they were very amusing myself. Imagine if Robert Mappelthorpe had done the Peanuts strip. [Eek!]
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Icon 1 posted September 27, 2005 18:40      Profile for csk     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
quote:
Originally posted by GMx:
Oh man, there was a big to do about an artist that did an exhibition of pornographic Peanuts paintings a few years back. Unfortunately, I can't remember his name and I'm too lazy to Google right now. I think the show was in Philadelphia? To say the least, Mr. Schultz and his syndicators were not pleased. I thought they were very amusing myself. Imagine if Robert Mappelthorpe had done the Peanuts strip. [Eek!]

Kind of like how Penny Arcade got the smackdown from that toy company after doing the Strawberry Shortcake comic. See here (contains a small pic of the cartoon in question, maybe offensive to sensitive viewers)

Edit: thanks for the correction, Peebs...

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Icon 1 posted September 27, 2005 18:43      Profile for TMBWITW,PB     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
You might want to check that link again. I only see photos of people.

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Icon 1 posted September 27, 2005 21:47      Profile for Matias   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
(Csk) I got nada hun.

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http://www.scalzi.com/whatever/002368.html

This link worked for me.

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Of course it is. Know your audience.

Lyndon Baines Johnson, describing the loyalty requested of those who worked for him once exclaimed, "I want real loyalty. I want someone who will kiss my ass in Macy's window, and say it smells like roses. "

I've never heard a better description of loyalty. I fired four people last year who failed to understand the meaning of that sentence.

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Remind me never to work for the colonel [Eek!]

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quote:
Originally posted by The Famous Druid:
Remind me never to work for the colonel [Eek!]

That would be tough duty. Who likes roses anyway?

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