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Description Bob Smith
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Signed On Jul 30, 2009, 05:12
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
31. Re: Out of the Blue Feb 28, 2015, 19:14 BobBob
 
WarPig wrote on Feb 28, 2015, 18:08:
It's one thing to earn fame for doing something great that benefits mankind (educating, inspiring, sacrificing, inventing, etc.), it's another thing to seek fame for the sake of being famous.

So does anything having to do with the arts (movies, music, etc.) count to you?

Of course. I'm merely conveying that I believe the fame should be as result of quality, impact, education, invention or inspiration not just for the sake of spamming, influencing, shocking, or making controversial for the sake of becoming known and gaining advertising hits or making someone rich.
 
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26. Re: Out of the Blue Feb 28, 2015, 17:55 BobBob
 
WarPig wrote on Feb 28, 2015, 17:42:
Okay.

Obviously, you don't like celebrities. Are you saying that not one of them ever deserved to be mourned or remembered? Is it just actors or is it any famous person?


It's one thing to earn fame for doing something great that benefits mankind (educating, inspiring, sacrificing, inventing, etc.), it's another thing to seek fame for the sake of being famous. Most celebrities today (and many in the past) fall under the latter, though I'm sure there are a few exceptions.
 
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23. Re: Out of the Blue Feb 28, 2015, 17:20 BobBob
 
harlock wrote on Feb 28, 2015, 17:09:
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21. Re: Out of the Blue Feb 28, 2015, 17:01 BobBob
 
WarPig wrote on Feb 28, 2015, 17:00:
No, you didn't get what I'm saying at all.

Okay ... ?
 
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19. Re: Out of the Blue Feb 28, 2015, 16:47 BobBob
 
WarPig wrote on Feb 28, 2015, 16:38:
Blue, sorry if you think I'm "feeding the troll" (and maybe I am) but I honestly think BobBob must really think that in discussing someone's death we're elevating them above "normal" people or something.

Why are you apologizing for giving your opinion and being involved in this discussion? Why do you feel the need for pre-approval or feel the need to excuse yourself for posting? What are you afraid of?

Your summary is very close to what I'm saying. I find it discouraging and inauthentic that our culture mourns the death of a person who plays imaginary characters and at the same-time shrugs at the daily death of people who live normal quiet lives. Narcissistic celebrity, make-believe, behavior triumphs over humble behind the scenes contributions. I feel if the opposite were true we'd become a thoughtful people, who cherished and respected people for every kind and helpful act -- no matter the scale or the impact. If it were the case - using cliche examples - the death of say a school teacher or firefighter would be considered equally (or possibly more) tragic than that of a celebrity or sports figure.

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16. Re: Out of the Blue Feb 28, 2015, 16:15 BobBob
 
Cutter wrote on Feb 28, 2015, 16:05:
Yes, and Leonard Nimoy's character had a much larger impact on a lot more people than 2 people from a church known only to their immediate family and friends so how else are people supposed to react? I don't even understand how this is an issue. So Nimoy/Spock didn't have any impact on you, super, he did on plenty of other people - as evidenced by the reaction to the news of his death. That's what happens when famous people die who are beloved by many other people.

I still remember where I was when John Lennon was murdered. Why do I care? Because his music has had a great influence on my life. It was the reason the first time I went to NYC one of the first stops I made was the Dakota building and the Strawberry Fields Memorial in Central Park across the street. Same reason I went and saw Buddy Holly's grave in Lubbock, and Hendrix's in Seattle. These people had - and still do - an impact on my life.

So no, this isn't about celebrity worship, this about people who have had meaning in your life, passing on. This is about context. You really think anyone around here would give a rat's ass if the Kardashians or Miley Cyrus died tomorrow? Of course not. If anything you'd probably read some pretty tasteless jokes about it if it was even discussed at all. One of these things is not like the other.

This is what I mean by intellectual discourse. You disagreed with me and provided your logical reasoning, supported by examples. You didn't just call me a single syllable, one-liner, name. I respect everything you said and it does make sense. Thank you.
 
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14. Re: Out of the Blue Feb 28, 2015, 15:33 BobBob
 
Agent.X7 wrote on Feb 28, 2015, 15:08:
Blue wrote on Feb 28, 2015, 14:31:
BobBob wrote on Feb 28, 2015, 13:34:
I need to get my priorities straight.

You could start by trolling less.

BURN!

I should be respected more for my willingness to argue with the 'highest power' here instead of standing behind it and prodding it in the ass, saying "BURN!". This reminds me of a cartoon where the little dog stands behind a big dog. The little dog, feeling safe behind his powerful friend, shouts in the big one's ear to get him to bully others.

That being said, I do like this site. I actually like the way he runs it and I respect him. If he doesn't like me, fine, just ban me and move on. Otherwise, I should be able to defend myself -- whether the argument involves ad hominems or intellectual discourse -- it shouldn't matter who said it.

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13. Re: Out of the Blue Feb 28, 2015, 15:26 BobBob
 
Blue wrote on Feb 28, 2015, 15:13:
BobBob wrote on Feb 28, 2015, 14:39:
Why not just ban me if it's such an annoyance? Or does the admin ego require regular inflating?

I'm assuming you've been banned in the past. The 'you shouldn't feel bad about this when this other possibly worse thing exists' schtick has a familiar ring.

I'm in the land of celebrity worship. I believe I am also in a full right to criticize it. If people want to indulge in their sadness over dead celebrities instead of pondering the demise of real-everyday-humble people that's their right, but in return I feel the need to contradict it. It's a cultural shit-stain that celebrities are given noble status with great immunity over quiet hard-working people. If you want to call my opinion trolling, so be it. I don't really care. I just wonder why you don't ban me instead of saying 'troll' every-time you disagree with something I say. I don't ever recall quoting you and calling you names. If it gives you some kind of twisted pleasure to insult me, glad to be of service. Thumbsup
 
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9. Re: Out of the Blue Feb 28, 2015, 14:39 BobBob
 
Blue wrote on Feb 28, 2015, 14:31:
BobBob wrote on Feb 28, 2015, 13:34:
I need to get my priorities straight.

You could start by trolling less.

Why not just ban me if it's such an annoyance? Or does the admin ego require regular inflating?
 
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5. Re: Out of the Blue Feb 28, 2015, 13:34 BobBob
 
I liked the Spock character but in the end he's just one of the thousands of human beings that die on a daily basis. Some people that died left behind young children or were young children. For example, locally, a crazy drugged up lady hit-and-run a bunch of people walking from church. The driver ran a red light. The victims were legally crossing the pedestrian crosswalk. Two of the victims were mother and child. The mother died instantly. The child's body was dragged underneath the car for quite a distance, sustaining massive injuries. Imagine the horror of that experience. He slowly died in the hospital. I find that situation much more tragic than an old actor dying from a self-induced disease due to a horrible smoking habit.

As I think about this longer ...

The mother and child weren't famous people playing imaginary characters in TV shows, movies or video games. They were merely part of a humble church group trying to help the community via charity work. Obviously, by the numbers, having so many thousands of Twitter and Facebook fans, the old actor dying is much more tragic. What was I thinking? Stupid me. I need to get my priorities straight.

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23. Re: etc. Feb 28, 2015, 13:01 BobBob
 
Orogogus wrote on Feb 28, 2015, 07:09:
My point is there's already lots of regular 2D porn and there's tons of money there.

I don't understand how the porn industry makes so much money. It seems there is so much free stuff it's hard to imagine people paying to view it. It all looks the same. Based on what other people tell me ... of course.
 
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1. Re: Morning Metaverse Feb 27, 2015, 21:45 BobBob
 
Many many many years ago my best friend committed suicide. Oddly enough, he was always talking about how suicide was never an option. It was a topic he discussed because he had a disease that was turning him into a total cripple. I don't think it was ALS, but very similar in its debilitating effect. I think people that *really* want to kill themselves are unstoppable. People that talk about suicide are probably less likely to do it. That doesn't mean the person shouldn't get help. I'm just not really certain he/she is truly suicidal at that moment, but instead should just admit that he/she needs help. Unfortunately, a person may have to cry suicide to get the needed attention and that's where the real problem lies. The emotional or mental issues should be addressed far before it comes to that. Friends and family should look for the warning signs. Online search for it if you have a hunch the person is leaning in that direction.

For the record, if you are thinking of suicide get some immediate help. Don't even think about going being by yourself. Talk to someone now. The sadness and torment that your suicide will cause upon friends and family will never go away. Even to do this day I feel extremely sad and miss my friend; and I still get tears thinking about it. Just don't it. Live out your life. It will end naturally someday anyhow. Just go along for the ride. It may or may not get better, but at least stay alive so your friends/family don't suffer -- the pain they will suffer is unimaginable. Stay alive.
 
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60. Re: Out of the Blue Feb 27, 2015, 19:24 BobBob
 
I've come to one conclusion: I see the correct image. Anyone who sees differently is wrong.  
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50. Re: Out of the Blue Feb 27, 2015, 17:25 BobBob
 
Cutter wrote on Feb 27, 2015, 16:58:

It has to be a gag. I just loaded up the site and now the top dress was white and gold and I scrolled down to the other one which was still blue and black and when I scrolled up again it was blue and black. I've closed and opened new instances of the page - in Firefox and Chrome - a few times and it oscillates between w/g and b/b, so yeah it's a prank.

Do not try to determine the color of the dress. That's impossible. Instead only try to realize the truth... There is no dress...
 
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39. Re: Out of the Blue Feb 27, 2015, 14:59 BobBob
 
jacobvandy wrote on Feb 27, 2015, 13:53:
Here's a thought:

Who gives a flying fuck? What is wrong with you people?!

"Quit clowning around!", shouts the clown to the crowd.
 
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27. Re: Out of the Blue Feb 27, 2015, 13:39 BobBob
 
I see white with blue tint.  
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22. Re: Out of the Blue Feb 27, 2015, 13:04 BobBob
 
Quboid wrote on Feb 27, 2015, 12:33:
Leonard Nimoy has died aged 83. As a very infrequent Star Trek viewer, he was my favourite.

Sad to see him go. Never met him in person but he had an impact.

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53. Re: Out of the Blue Feb 26, 2015, 19:33 BobBob
 
jdreyer wrote on Feb 26, 2015, 18:50:
PHJF wrote on Feb 26, 2015, 17:05:

You also contain a chemical known to cause cancer.

Californium? Or, Bobbobium?

I think he was referring to this. You can see these signs nearly everywhere.
 
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40. Re: Out of the Blue Feb 26, 2015, 17:47 BobBob
 
Mad Max RW wrote on Feb 26, 2015, 17:41:
BobBob wrote on Feb 26, 2015, 17:39:
Mad Max RW wrote on Feb 26, 2015, 17:27:
The US government can't

Your solution is ... ?

Why the fuck should I have a solution? It would be as useless as your solution or his or that other guy's solution.

My apologies. I thought you were participating in a discussion.
 
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37. Re: Out of the Blue Feb 26, 2015, 17:39 BobBob
 
Mad Max RW wrote on Feb 26, 2015, 17:27:
The US government can't

Your solution is ... ?
 
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