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2010-09-01 06:31:56 PM  
i206.photobucket.com



window seat, please
 
2010-09-01 06:32:48 PM  
Agatha Crispy: A friend I went to college with just had a child two years ago with Downs Syndrome. Can't imagine how tough it must be knowing you are going to have to care for the child the rest of it's life and fearing who will look after it if something happens to you.

This is why God invented pillows and the dead of night.
 
2010-09-01 06:33:43 PM  
Come on people - so far we only have the r-word, the n-word and the f-word. We need to really gear up our outrage if we're going to finish the whole alphabet by the 2012 elections.
 
2010-09-01 06:33:46 PM  
dj42: Why is it that there are no retards speaking out against use of the word retard? It's also some other dumb retard sticking their neck out on behalf of the real retards.

Well, THEY don't know what we're talking about. They think we're saying "Anybody want cake?"
 
2010-09-01 06:35:10 PM  
Cytokine Storm: ultraholland: Cytokine Storm: Here's a fun fact: Photobucket automatically purges any picture I upload that has the world "retarded" in it, claiming it's inappropriate and violates their TOS.

in the file name, right?

Nope, in the picture as well. I've had images that have random strings for filenames and usually within a couple hours of uploading, they've been pulled. Heck I have a hard time with some racy but perfectly SFW pictures as well.


I had a SFW picture of a drag queen deleted from my photobucket account, and apparently Pedobear is sometimes ok, definitely not if the Pope is in the picture with him.

Their TOS are arbitrary and downright retarded. imgur.com does not ride the short bus on censorship issues.
 
2010-09-01 06:35:37 PM  
Whatever euphemism we invent to replace "retarded" will be just as offensive as it is in 20 years, just as "imbecile" was before "retarded" was coined, and "idiot" was before that.
 
2010-09-01 06:36:52 PM  
astralvortex: /once upon a time, there was a retard...
i216.photobucket.com

God damn it astralvortex you went full retard man!

filmdrunk.uproxx.com

You never go full retard
 
2010-09-01 06:36:54 PM  
ramen_for_all: HelenKellersFingers: A lot of people say, "That's so gay," in the same manner as when they refer to someone/something as being retarded. I am offended, naturally.

Are you a gay retard? Because that would be super.


When I volunteered at a local special needs camp, there was a guy who marvel at penises while changing for pool time.

Having a 23 year old retard stare at your 16 year old penis was pretty creepy.

/Cool Story Bro
 
2010-09-01 06:37:31 PM  
HelenKellersFingers: A lot of people say, "That's so gay," in the same manner as when they refer to someone/something as being retarded. I am offended, naturally.

"gay" as an insult refers to weak or girly.

for example even though as far as I know Michael Bolton and Kenny G are both strait their music would be "gay" in the insult way

Rob Halford of Judas Priest who happens to be a homosexual, does not have "gay" in the insult way music.

hope this explanation helps
 
2010-09-01 06:38:29 PM  
Oldiron_79: HelenKellersFingers: A lot of people say, "That's so gay," in the same manner as when they refer to someone/something as being retarded. I am offended, naturally.

"gay" as an insult refers to weak or girly.

for example even though as far as I know Michael Bolton and Kenny G are both strait their music would be "gay" in the insult way

Rob Halford of Judas Priest who happens to be a homosexual, does not have "gay" in the insult way music.

hope this explanation helps




yeah, he kinda' does
 
2010-09-01 06:38:42 PM  
uncoveror: Whatever euphemism we invent to replace "retarded" will be just as offensive as it is in 20 years, just as "imbecile" was before "retarded" was coined, and "idiot" was before that.

This is because euphemisms only work when it takes you a second to figure out what they meant by that term.

Once society catches up, it's just as insulting as the original term, because the insult has nothing to do with the term.

The only way to make people stop using "retard" and such as an insult is to get rid of retarded people entirely so that nobody knows what you mean by that word.
 
2010-09-01 06:39:16 PM  
No! No! No!

I am a musician and when I want to slow a piece of music down, I designate that the performer is to ritard those notes.

3.bp.blogspot.com

That's OUR word - you can't use it! Like when black people call each other nubian. You may hear it as something negative, but to my fellow musicians, it means love.
 
2010-09-01 06:39:25 PM  
sp86: Am I terrible person for wishing there was a bowling event at the special olympics? Because that shiat would be hilarious.

Obviously you have not seen the softball/baseball games.
And yes, it is.
 
2010-09-01 06:40:06 PM  
Okay, which one of you did this? FTA comments:

This brimborian argument assumes that, like the unrstrained fugaharian, there are persons so inured to social mores as to use a word to excess and thereby cause the more feculent and jementous helmiths to demand excision from the common lexicon! Fie. Yes. I said it. And I say it again. Fie! Even the grawlix-prone would find tedious the tendentious repetition of a given epithet when even a CASUAL reading of literature an incredible treasure-trove of cromulent expressions of disdain, derision and humiliation, without reference to physical or mental maladies. Except for the 'helminth' thing. That's nasty. And if you disagree with me? Well then, you sir, are a peckerhead..
 
2010-09-01 06:40:11 PM  
FTFA: "That's because she used a word that's almost as divisive and contentious as the n-word."

fark you.
 
2010-09-01 06:40:32 PM  
Timmy the Tumor: window seat, please

I swear that picture cracks me up more than it should
 
2010-09-01 06:40:43 PM  
Oldiron_79
HelenKellersFingers: A lot of people say, "That's so gay," in the same manner as when they refer to someone/something as being retarded. I am offended, naturally.

"gay" as an insult refers to weak or girly.

for example even though as far as I know Michael Bolton and Kenny G are both strait their music would be "gay" in the insult way

Rob Halford of Judas Priest who happens to be a homosexual, does not have "gay" in the insult way music.

hope this explanation helps


You sound retarded. Seriously.
 
2010-09-01 06:41:04 PM  
Rachel?

/yeah, Aniston is overrated
 
2010-09-01 06:42:21 PM  
I say retard all the time. I work in a high school. I call my students retarded. They get over it.

Just yesterday I was trying to take a piss when some dumb freshmen came in shoving each other and yelling and laughing because other people were in the bathroom, including me. And once they saw me they stopped, but I chewed them out anyway. I told them about how they are in high school now, not 3rd grade, and that "going to the bathroom" isnt funny anymore and ended my little rant with "you guys come stumbling in here screaming and yelling like a bunch of damn retards. knock it off and grow up."

Coulda heard a pin drop in that bathroom after that. Damn retards.

/get off my lawn........retard.
 
2010-09-01 06:43:33 PM  
HelenKellersFingers: Oldiron_79
HelenKellersFingers: A lot of people say, "That's so gay," in the same manner as when they refer to someone/something as being retarded. I am offended, naturally.

"gay" as an insult refers to weak or girly.

for example even though as far as I know Michael Bolton and Kenny G are both strait their music would be "gay" in the insult way

Rob Halford of Judas Priest who happens to be a homosexual, does not have "gay" in the insult way music.

hope this explanation helps

You sound retarded. Seriously.


You sound like a Michael Bolton or Kenny G fan. I'm pretty sure that is worse than Down syndrome.
 
2010-09-01 06:45:46 PM  
People who use the term "retarded" as a pejorative lack creativity. Anyone with more than half a brain could think up a dozen different ways to describe something as being stupid or foolish without having to turn to "retarded" right out of the gate.

Maybe like the "n-word" it can only safely be used by the "r-word" community.

Pass it around! If you use the word retarded (beyond it's technical definition that is), you are retarded.
 
2010-09-01 06:46:26 PM  
I like pie...rawr

//zzap
 
2010-09-01 06:46:34 PM  
bogey: My old Camaro was running rough until I developmentally disabled the ignition timing.

Yeah, when the timing on my '68 Chevelle 327 gets retarded, it runs retarded. It's special, cuz then it runs all hot and then gets bogged down and won't budge. Cookies or no cookies.
 
2010-09-01 06:46:59 PM  
As an Australian, I just want to say that this entire debate is completely spastic.
 
2010-09-01 06:47:25 PM  
megnes5678: People who use the term "retarded" as a pejorative lack creativity. Anyone with more than half a brain could think up a dozen different ways to describe something as being stupid or foolish without having to turn to "retarded" right out of the gate.

Maybe like the "n-word" it can only safely be used by the "r-word" community.

Pass it around! If you use the word retarded (beyond it's technical definition that is), you are retarded.


So what you're really saying is, you're taking it back?
 
2010-09-01 06:49:38 PM  
I think these guys could come up with an acceptable euphemism:

i55.tinypic.com
 
2010-09-01 06:49:41 PM  
TallyGirl: The way I see it is this:

People are handicapped or disabled.

Things and situations are retarded.

Example: Sarah Palin's son is handicapped.
What Sarah Palin says every time she opens her mouth is
retarded.


Full of Win!
 
2010-09-01 06:56:13 PM  
That would be the 3,375,000 people that paid to see her CRAPPY movies.

Timmy the Tumor: DrForrester: Just look at the response to Aniston's offhand remark: plenty have called her insensitive and have demanded everything from a public apology to a boycott of her movies.

Her movies boycott themselves, retard.



Saw on TV yesterday that she's made $27 MILLION this year.

Now who is retarded?


That would be the 3,375,000 people that paid to see her CRAPPY movies.
 
2010-09-01 06:57:19 PM  
Has Palin chimed in on this yet? Did she tell Aniston to "not retreat, reload?"

Or does she only advise that when people use the word "ni**er?"
 
2010-09-01 06:57:34 PM  
nm651984:
Just yesterday I was trying to take a piss


stagefright?
 
2010-09-01 06:57:43 PM  
astralvortex: The lava tastes like sour!

/yay!!!!


CSB time: I was a substitute when that show came out. We had a less than intelligent student named Ed, who looked EXACTLY like that, sans the helmet...and damn if he didn't just make you think of the character all the time!
 
2010-09-01 06:58:38 PM  
megnes5678: People who use the term "retarded" as a pejorative lack creativity. Anyone with more than half a brain could think up a dozen different ways to describe something as being stupid or foolish without having to turn to "retarded" right out of the gate.

Maybe like the "n-word" it can only safely be used by the "r-word" community.

Pass it around! If you use the word retarded (beyond it's technical definition that is), you are retarded.


People only comment on other people's choice of words (or grammar) when they have absolutely nothing insightful to bring to the table.

Intelligent people cuss, probably more so as they have to live in a world full of farking retards that are trying to critique their usage of naughty words.
 
2010-09-01 06:58:51 PM  
www.dan.se
 
2010-09-01 07:07:12 PM  
I'm retarded, and I don't have a problem with "retard."
 
2010-09-01 07:12:36 PM  
FARK in FL: That would be the 3,375,000 people that paid to see her CRAPPY movies.

Only if she got a full $9 for every ticket sold.
 
2010-09-01 07:14:13 PM  
Just as I suspected... Retarded.
 
2010-09-01 07:17:51 PM  
"That's because she used a word that's almost as divisive and contentious as the n-word."

No, it isn't, you farking retards.

/all up for a good 'tard lynching though
 
2010-09-01 07:19:48 PM  
So, there's this day with the slogan "Spread the word to end the word". The problem is every time I see someone wearing a t-shirt with that slogan I read it as "spread the word to end the world".
 
2010-09-01 07:19:53 PM  
Death panels will fix it
 
2010-09-01 07:24:42 PM  
When you hang around with retarded black people all you ever hear is n-word, n-word, n-word!
 
2010-09-01 07:25:18 PM  
Rubberband Girl: This was covered by Team N-Word vs. Team R-Word on "The Daily Show."

Link (new window)


THIS. In fact, this was possibly the best bit (and the funniest bit) in well over a year. Completely on target, totally stripped away the emperor's clothes and hilarious. Plus Jon Stewart said nubianh. And team-R and Team-N's reaction to his use of that word were priceless.

That said, I think if you call a mentally disabled person a retard, thats insulting. Calling a normal-abled person who says/does something stupid a retard is perfectly fine. Only assholes use that word about the mentally disabled. The fully abled, however, are fair game IMHO. Not sure if that;s right or proper but thats how I feel.
 
2010-09-01 07:25:41 PM  
Libtard = retard.
 
2010-09-01 07:26:38 PM  
I'm not an r-tard.
thezaz.nationallampoon.com
 
2010-09-01 07:28:31 PM  
Euphemism treadmill (^). That is all.
 
2010-09-01 07:29:58 PM  
Ding! Fries are done.
Ding! Fries are done.
Ding! Fries are done.
Ding! Fries are done.
Ding! Fries are done.
 
2010-09-01 07:31:21 PM  
what, we need another name to call trolls?
 
2010-09-01 07:31:43 PM  
AmoLudare: Yodacat: serial_crusher: People who use the word "retard" as a pejorative are dumb. How lame do you have to be to use that kind of insult?

I see that. I was expecting more out of you, but you totally gypped me.

Uh, gypped is insulting to the Roma people. The PC term to use is "jewed."


That's insulting to the dirty jews. You're supposed to say 'Hornswaggled"
 
2010-09-01 07:32:22 PM  
loonatic112358: what, we need another name to call trolls?

Linux_Yessians
 
2010-09-01 07:32:58 PM  
cameroncrazy1984: I can't wait for Sarah Palin to weigh in on this sh*t.

Yes, with that loaf of bread she's always carrying around.

Obscure?

/Hopefully not!
 
2010-09-01 07:34:27 PM  
Oldiron_79: HelenKellersFingers: A lot of people say, "That's so gay," in the same manner as when they refer to someone/something as being retarded. I am offended, naturally.

"gay" as an insult refers to weak or girly.

for example even though as far as I know Michael Bolton and Kenny G are both strait their music would be "gay" in the insult way

Rob Halford of Judas Priest who happens to be a homosexual, does not have "gay" in the insult way music.

hope this explanation helps


Aside from the album/song "Hell Bent for Leather". There is nothing "gay" about his music.
 
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