Hm, this is serious… am I correct to assume it is appropriate to answer your questions? I hope these are not yet another rhetorical twist.
First: I do apologize for admonishing you for being offtopic - in this subforum this actually can not happen, I agree. I am used to simply hit the “New Posts”-link and browse through the most recent posts while not caring for the section a thread was posted. Again: sorry.
…] but you might also consider letting
the the thread die instead of spreading your pronouncements of the
suitability of mine …]
I considered it, but since I totally believe in the idea of social control (also and especially in forums), I prefer to keep that up. Don’t take it too personal; I really like your “style”, you seem to be quite clever and witty, but wouldn’t make me a hypocrite if I see something that disturbs me and just shut up about it?
i must admit i’m a little confused by, and wonder what specifically is
your problem with my humor attempt?
There is no “problem”, my comment was referring to the mentioned post only, not your general way of being funny.
see, i’m not smart enough to know what comprises “homosocial
strutting”…i tried to learn about it but in the universe open to
Google’s eye i found exactly one reference, yours:
While I speak and understand english fairly well, I am far from being perfect; often I can not find an adequate english match for a german word, which lets me mix various strategies such as googling, webstering or just guessing. The actual word I was looking for was “männerbündlerisch”, an adjective which describes the kind of buddy-behaviour men only dare to show when no member of the opposite sex is present. I do not criticize that in general (it’s just natural), but find the humour such behaviour usually breeds really disturbing, since it cements (←good example for “guessing”) certain viewpoints which in my opinion should not be spread anymore. I do not try to forbid such kind of humour, but I still want to raise my voice and say “Hey, this is so lame, dudes…”. That’s pretty much all, there’s no real reason for you to feel attacked, not to mention insulted - it wasn’t that bad a joke. I have heard much worse.
and wonder if maybe you are a feminist whose humor meter is unduly
influenced by today’s lunar clock and therefore just felt like it was
perfect time to whack-a-heterosexual-male down with your mallet…
Oh, does that tiny piece of critique appears like a mallet to you…? Interesting. Nah seriously & again: I didn’t mean to start a fight, okay? I do also understand the basic concept of humour and try to follow it as good as a broody german could.
btw: “feminist”, is that an insult for you? Just asking…
what if i’m a predatory lesbian and was “strutting” about being too
old to be real happy about accidentally picking up two at a time when
i wear my openSUSE T-shirt <http://shop.opensuse.org/>…
would THAT (equally improbable scenario) make you giggle?
Well you are not a lesbian, and even if so, the joke would be just as lame. Some jokes get better the more you twist certain expectations, but some jokes just stay the same.
hope you feel better soon…and keep up with your sociology
studies…i find ‘human nature’ fascinating and never tire of trying
to figure out what motivates folks to post in the ways they do…
As pointed out, you got me totally wrong. I am more on the mellow side actually. I do notice that you do seem to feel insulted pretty easily often… But that’s not the topic at hand.