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2012-04-24 04:27:52 PM
DON'T fark WITH THE WONGS !
 
2012-04-24 04:30:32 PM
That's okay, Miryo is better anyways: http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=endscreen&NR=1&v=kzXeRNatQkQ
 
2012-04-24 04:34:56 PM

beta_plus: Moopy Mac: beta_plus: So Truthers, Birthers, Warmers, and Bush Derangement Syndrome Sufferers aren't just an American thing? Learn a new thing everyday.

What the hell is a "Warmer"?

"Truthers" and "Birthers" are familiar terms for deranged individuals that refuse to accept readily available facts and proof. But what is a "Warmer" in this context?

Climategate Apologists.


CO2 deniers.
 
2012-04-24 04:46:51 PM

bel4sucks: "Nom de rap"..... farkin white people


funny-pictures-blog.com
 
2012-04-24 04:49:03 PM

Cubicle Jockey: Quotizmo: Can we turn this sad controversy into an interesting Korean music thread?


The globalization of the music industry amuses me. I can watch a video of a song written by a Swede be sung in Japanese by a group of lovely young Koreans using an English group name.


Yep. I always get a chuckle out of the fact that I can't stand most US pop music for how generic and similar it all is while Japanese and Korean pop acts have been keeping the genre innovative for at least the last decade.
 
2012-04-24 05:06:42 PM
Good article - in other news, a high percentage of Koreans are farking bat shiat crazy, megalomaniacs.

"who (get) wildly upset at a perceived injustice."

They are so competative they actually call themselves geniuses, do everything they can to screw over their peers, and then deny any responsibility. Cho is a major PoS.
 
2012-04-24 05:08:34 PM

J. Frank Parnell: Endive Wombat: It just goes to show how incredibly stupid the pubic is in believing anything that is posted on the internet.

It's not just the internet. People have been using newspapers, TV and radio to do this sort of thing for decades as well.

I think we all know at least one sick fark who delights in starting rumors and manipulating groups for their own pleasure. But they were always limited to the town or group of people they know. Now that we've got global communication, the only thing limiting the spread of their lies is the one in a million who questions what they hear, and they're often drowned out by the bleating of the herd.


Karl Rove
 
2012-04-24 05:13:29 PM

Smoky Dragon Dish: xrayspx: I like the guy who took $10,000 to say he never saw this kid at Stanford. He didn't see a kid in a different graduating class, in a population of 15,000 students. He gave them a rational explanation and avenue to back out but then, rightly, he took the money. Because, hey, free money.

While we're cutting checks, I will stipulate that I've never seen Dan Lee in my entire life, /anywhere/. I'll even testify to it in a court of law. "Nope, I've never seen that guy before in my life".

That's what's so funny. Lee's cousin, Cho, said that the only reason that Lee got into Stanford was because of Cho's great reputation on campus, in addition to "stealing" his idea for the admissions essay.

It's like they think Stanford only has a few hundred students instead of 15,000 undergrad and grad students.


That's why I think it was totally ethical and hilarious, after having explained why he'd never seen this man, to go ahead and take the money. If they don't want to hear how reasonable it is that two random students wouldn't bump into each other, well why not separate the proverbial fool from his money?
 
2012-04-24 05:16:41 PM

Sun Worshiping Dog Launcher: Dinobot: Reminds me a bit of the birther movement for some reason.

Reminds? It is the birther movement man. Switch out a rapper with Obama and a diploma with a birth certificate and you have the precise same phenomenon. Hell, they're even analyzing punctuation and comma placement for farks sakes.

What a farked up, nasty, hateful species we are.


It is somehow comforting to know this type of hateful delusion isn't a white redneck-only phenomenon.
 
2012-04-24 05:24:13 PM

Dr.Zom: LewDux: Dr.Zom: it seems odd that when I google Seungmin Cho, patent consultant, The phrase "Great people of east Asia don't need you. We will own this century, and the next, and the next, until all non-Asians are essentially pounded to submission" doesn't immediately accompany it. That seems odd to me. You would think when you google Seungmin Cho the phrase "Great people of east Asia don't need you. We will own this century, and the next, and the next, until all non-Asians are essentially pounded to submission" would be the first thing that popped up.

Try it yourself. Search Seungmin Cho, patent consultant, and see if the phrase "Great people of east Asia don't need you. We will own this century, and the next, and the next, until all non-Asians are essentially pounded to submission" pops up.

So you read on the internets that Seungmin Cho, patent consultant, said that and immediately began witch-hunt

Do you mean to say that I read on the internet that Seungmin Cho, patent consultant, said "Great people of east Asia don't need you. We will own this century, and the next, and the next, until all non-Asians are essentially pounded to submission" and then started a witch hunt like the one Seungmin Cho, patent consultant, inflicted on his cousin?

I would say two posts do not constitute a witch hunt. And if Seungmin Cho, patent consultant, were to be subject to such a thing it would undoubtedly be called a biatch hunt.


You forgot his English name, Samuel Cho, and his company name, Invent Capture, LLC.
 
2012-04-24 05:25:19 PM

EdNortonsTwin: J. Frank Parnell: Endive Wombat: It just goes to show how incredibly stupid the pubic is in believing anything that is posted on the internet.

It's not just the internet. People have been using newspapers, TV and radio to do this sort of thing for decades as well.

I think we all know at least one sick fark who delights in starting rumors and manipulating groups for their own pleasure. But they were always limited to the town or group of people they know. Now that we've got global communication, the only thing limiting the spread of their lies is the one in a million who questions what they hear, and they're often drowned out by the bleating of the herd.

Karl Rove


Nah, Karl Rove doesn't do evil things for his own pleasure, he did them to support whatever political candidate he worked for at the time. Plus, this isn't his style-he's anti-birther, for instance.

Link
 
2012-04-24 05:26:51 PM
South Korea is populated mostly by internet tough guys. It really is Worst Korea.
 
2012-04-24 05:28:08 PM

Geotpf: EdNortonsTwin: J. Frank Parnell: Endive Wombat: It just goes to show how incredibly stupid the pubic is in believing anything that is posted on the internet.

It's not just the internet. People have been using newspapers, TV and radio to do this sort of thing for decades as well.

I think we all know at least one sick fark who delights in starting rumors and manipulating groups for their own pleasure. But they were always limited to the town or group of people they know. Now that we've got global communication, the only thing limiting the spread of their lies is the one in a million who questions what they hear, and they're often drowned out by the bleating of the herd.

Karl Rove

Nah, Karl Rove doesn't do evil things for his own pleasure, he did them to support whatever political candidate he worked for at the time. Plus, this isn't his style-he's anti-birther, for instance.

Link


A different shade of shiat green. Karl Rove is a turd-blossom.
 
2012-04-24 05:31:51 PM

Mytch: rwfan: (Pardon the misuse of the phrase but) this story really begs the question, was part of the hate towards this guy due to the fact that he gained fame as a rap artist? Perhaps that is a little too american, particularly african american, for the haters to stomach.

Not really. Stylistically rap in Korea refers strictly to the quick 'singing' style. It doesn't hold the negative, or self centered theme that american pop and rap holds.
Epik High is one of the less controversial groups in Korea. Topics are not sexual or violent. Often highlighting legitimate social issues that should be addresses like suicide (look for there song One), social abandonment of the disabled (Run), and monsters that eat your girlfriend (Wannabe).


You just described what hip hop is but apparently hip-hop isn't good enough for you Korean farks so you want to act like what they do is somehow more legitimate, it isn't.
 
2012-04-24 05:38:09 PM

LewDux: Dr.Zom: it seems odd that when I google Seungmin Cho, patent consultant, The phrase "Great people of east Asia don't need you. We will own this century, and the next, and the next, until all non-Asians are essentially pounded to submission" doesn't immediately accompany it. That seems odd to me. You would think when you google Seungmin Cho the phrase "Great people of east Asia don't need you. We will own this century, and the next, and the next, until all non-Asians are essentially pounded to submission" would be the first thing that popped up.

Try it yourself. Search Seungmin Cho, patent consultant, and see if the phrase "Great people of east Asia don't need you. We will own this century, and the next, and the next, until all non-Asians are essentially pounded to submission" pops up.

So you read on the internets that Seungmin Cho, patent consultant, said that and immediately began witch-hunt


Search Seungmin Cho, patent consultant, and see if the phrase "Great people of east Asia don't need you. We will own this century, and the next, and the next, until all non-Asians are essentially pounded to submission" pops up.
 
2012-04-24 05:43:30 PM
I went to the cousin's youtube account ViolinistAtHeart, and told him to not quit his day job, on a violin aria he was especially proud of. He also has comments disabled(must be approved, and the pages are blank) and hasn't been active since January, so I think he's gotten some unexpected backlash.
 
2012-04-24 05:47:09 PM
Just when you think the guy has given up:
He continued to say "I will not request any more proof from Tablo. If this was a contest then Tablo must be so happy to be the winner. I want him to cancel the lawsuit. I will give up managing the cafe and leave, as the loser. Tablo wins."

He says:
He went on to say that "there is currently a power protecting Tablo" and that "in Korean society now there are a lot of forged academic records. I think that some person with a lot of power is trying to cover this up. This group couldn't bear to see further exhibition of investigation by netizens."

There's also this gem:
Tablo doesn't seem to know who I am and continues to fool around, but I am a very famous person in America.
If people found out who I am, even President Lee Myung Bak would greet me.
The minute Tablo touches our cafe members, (my power) can make his lawyers' firm shut down immediately."
 
2012-04-24 05:48:56 PM

Ambitwistor: Koreans sure do take their academic credentials seriously.


It's not just Koreans. I was shocked to learn Dr. Dre got his PhD online.
 
2012-04-24 05:49:39 PM

Mytch: rwfan: (Pardon the misuse of the phrase but) this story really begs the question, was part of the hate towards this guy due to the fact that he gained fame as a rap artist? Perhaps that is a little too american, particularly african american, for the haters to stomach.

Not really. Stylistically rap in Korea refers strictly to the quick 'singing' style. It doesn't hold the negative, or self centered theme that american pop and rap holds.
Epik High is one of the less controversial groups in Korea. Topics are not sexual or violent. Often highlighting legitimate social issues that should be addresses like suicide (look for there song One), social abandonment of the disabled (Run), and monsters that eat your girlfriend (Wannabe).


Am I to presume that the monsters involved have lots of tentacles?
 
2012-04-24 05:55:22 PM
Am I to presume that the monsters involved have lots of tentacles?

Wrong country. You may as well start referring to the Greeks as Turks. They will be equally as good natured about it.
 
2012-04-24 05:56:53 PM

Confoundit: Just when you think the guy has given up:
He continued to say "I will not request any more proof from Tablo. If this was a contest then Tablo must be so happy to be the winner. I want him to cancel the lawsuit. I will give up managing the cafe and leave, as the loser. Tablo wins."

He says:
He went on to say that "there is currently a power protecting Tablo" and that "in Korean society now there are a lot of forged academic records. I think that some person with a lot of power is trying to cover this up. This group couldn't bear to see further exhibition of investigation by netizens."

There's also this gem:
Tablo doesn't seem to know who I am and continues to fool around, but I am a very famous person in America.
If people found out who I am, even President Lee Myung Bak would greet me.
The minute Tablo touches our cafe members, (my power) can make his lawyers' firm shut down immediately."


What the fark is this? I don't even...
 
2012-04-24 05:59:15 PM

elev8meL8r: xanadian: tl;dr.

Someone give me the 30-words-or-less version of that Tolstoy?

They are anonymous. They are region.


You sir win the whole god damn internet. Jesus, I'm still laughing.
 
2012-04-24 06:16:12 PM

Cubicle Jockey: Am I to presume that the monsters involved have lots of tentacles?

Wrong country. You may as well start referring to the Greeks as Turks. They will be equally as good natured about it.


I thought many of the studios had relocated to Korea, due to certain restrictions they have in Japan?
 
2012-04-24 06:18:53 PM

Ambitwistor: Koreans sure do take their academic credentials seriously.


Our rappers would never lie about getting a degree from Stanford, as it would probably be a liability. The usually lie about serving time in prison or being big time drug dealers.
 
2012-04-24 06:23:53 PM

Confoundit: Just when you think the guy has given up:
He continued to say "I will not request any more proof from Tablo. If this was a contest then Tablo must be so happy to be the winner. I want him to cancel the lawsuit. I will give up managing the cafe and leave, as the loser. Tablo wins."

He says:
He went on to say that "there is currently a power protecting Tablo" and that "in Korean society now there are a lot of forged academic records. I think that some person with a lot of power is trying to cover this up. This group couldn't bear to see further exhibition of investigation by netizens."

There's also this gem:
Tablo doesn't seem to know who I am and continues to fool around, but I am a very famous person in America.
If people found out who I am, even President Lee Myung Bak would greet me.
The minute Tablo touches our cafe members, (my power) can make his lawyers' firm shut down immediately."


What the... He sounds like Orly Tatz
 
2012-04-24 06:39:44 PM

nmiguy: I didn't read the whole thing, it was kinda long. Why did stalkers ruin this kid?


Because someone made it. Like here in America, we can't have THAT can we?
 
2012-04-24 06:50:02 PM

guestguy:
/Also, all white dudes look like Ben Affleck


My wife will be pleased with the upgrade.
 
2012-04-24 06:56:01 PM

TheJoe03: Mytch: rwfan: (Pardon the misuse of the phrase but) this story really begs the question, was part of the hate towards this guy due to the fact that he gained fame as a rap artist? Perhaps that is a little too american, particularly african american, for the haters to stomach.

Not really. Stylistically rap in Korea refers strictly to the quick 'singing' style. It doesn't hold the negative, or self centered theme that american pop and rap holds.
Epik High is one of the less controversial groups in Korea. Topics are not sexual or violent. Often highlighting legitimate social issues that should be addresses like suicide (look for there song One), social abandonment of the disabled (Run), and monsters that eat your girlfriend (Wannabe).

You just described what hip hop is but apparently hip-hop isn't good enough for you Korean farks so you want to act like what they do is somehow more legitimate, it isn't.


Actually, when I first began writing this what I wrote "Rap in Korea is basically what American's consider hip-hop." I changed it because that is technically what rap is, which is why Vanilla Ice was considered a rapper.

jso2897: Mytch: rwfan: (Pardon the misuse of the phrase but) this story really begs the question, was part of the hate towards this guy due to the fact that he gained fame as a rap artist? Perhaps that is a little too american, particularly african american, for the haters to stomach.

Not really. Stylistically rap in Korea refers strictly to the quick 'singing' style. It doesn't hold the negative, or self centered theme that american pop and rap holds.
Epik High is one of the less controversial groups in Korea. Topics are not sexual or violent. Often highlighting legitimate social issues that should be addresses like suicide (look for there song One), social abandonment of the disabled (Run), and monsters that eat your girlfriend (Wannabe).

Am I to presume that the monsters involved have lots of tentacles?


Sadly, Korea is no Japan in the tentacle department. Now that I'm not posting from my phone I can include a link. The video is actually a parody of the Korean monster movie The Host, which did happen to possess some tentacles. It also has the plus of not so subtly blaming Americans for the monster.
 
2012-04-24 06:56:51 PM
elev8meL8r:
xanadian: tl;dr.

Someone give me the 30-words-or-less version of that Tolstoy?

They are anonymous. They are region.

Awesome.

media.comicbookmovie.com
 
2012-04-24 07:01:16 PM
As much as I hate where my culture is going there are some profoundly farked up places in the industrialized world I'm glad we're not. I would rather eat poison than be in an asian democracy. They are some screwed up, misanthropic hivemind weirdos.
 
2012-04-24 07:04:30 PM
Heron:
bel4sucks: "Nom de rap"..... farkin white people

Well, pretentious people. "Stage name" would have served well enough but I guess the writer was feeling like a bit of a showboat.

Wat? Oh, I suppose the French are white people.

/ Technically.
 
2012-04-24 07:14:40 PM

heroes_die: When Lee walked in, he looked crazed. He was no longer a cocky hip hop star. His hair was a bushy mess. Fidgeting with an unlit cigarette, his eyes darted nervously around the room. People in the lobby were looking at him. I asked how he was feeling.

"They're saying I'm not me, and I can't convince them I am," he mumbled. "It's like I'm living in a Kafka novel."

That statement is absolutely incredible.


Because Phillip K. Dick would be a better choice?
 
2012-04-24 07:31:41 PM

Endive Wombat: It just goes to show how incredibly stupid the pubic is in believing anything that is posted on the internet.

Amazing how a career can be taking down by a jealous family member and an idiot member of the community because your personal style/way of learning is different from the traditionally accepted cultural mold.


It shows me that Koreans are just as nutty as the korean gymnast I dated was when I was a kid, our first date we had to take along her grandmother. Strange family, the only time we had fun was when she snuck out.
 
2012-04-24 07:43:56 PM

you are a puppet: xanadian: tl;dr.

Someone give me the 30-words-or-less version of that Tolstoy?

Korean Tea Party


They wanted to see his long form master's degree.
 
2012-04-24 07:54:29 PM
I can relate. I've got my own psychotic Fark stalker. Pretty much every time I post, the little asswipe will post anything I've ever posted on Fark with which he disagrees.

He also gets involved with vast conspiracy theories based, mostly, on the timing of my posts. If I go take a dump, there's a three-page conspiracy theory about it waiting when I get back - at least some days. He's quite ignorant, but copypastas information from the Web, trying to look like some sort of scientician. I've called him on it, repeatedly, which is probably the origin of the stalking. If he put as much effort into tracking ANYTHING scientifically as he does into tracking all my posts, he could be a published PhD. by now.

Fortunately for me, the creeper doesn't know where I live, other than the landmass, or my full name. I also don't have a rap career to ruin, so I've got that going for me. And, I have to admit, I sometimes post in such a way that I *KNOW* I'll set off his Asperger's Syndrome, or ass-burner's, or whatever it is that he has. It's simply fascinating to watch him wrap himself around his own axle. I know it's not nice to use the illness of another for amusement, but I've already got a window seat, and a Kosher meal (always a good idea, even for goyim like me) reserved, so it could be worse

And, I KNOW that if he's reading this thread, he simply will not be able to resist replying -- at least now without twitching uncontrollably for hours. I'll wait. *SNERK*
 
2012-04-24 07:58:52 PM
"They're saying I'm not me, and I can't convince them I am," he mumbled.

So... stop trying?

Why not give up the glamorous life of a frazzled pop star that hundreds of people have an irrational desire to ruin, and go back to being a normal dude that nobody gives an eff about?
 
2012-04-24 08:26:12 PM
In this great, albeit rare, self-mockery video, the 'conspiracy theorist' is not an invented archetype. People form groups here, and sometimes receive national government recognition, for certain conspiracy theories. One that was popular a few years back was that non-Koreans were coming to Korea with the express intention of knowingly spreading AIDS. This ridiculousness actually led to a nationwide HIV-testing mandate for incoming workers. Anyway, this is truly funny and rather well-made. Enjoy.

Link
 
2012-04-24 08:27:19 PM

GeneralJim: Wat? Oh, I suppose the French are white people.

/ Technically.


That WHOOSH you heard was the point going right over your head.
 
2012-04-24 08:31:01 PM

poot_rootbeer: "They're saying I'm not me, and I can't convince them I am," he mumbled.

So... stop trying?

Why not give up the glamorous life of a frazzled pop star that hundreds of people have an irrational desire to ruin, and go back to being a normal dude that nobody gives an eff about?


Yes. He should totally give up a lucrative career at which he apparently excelled (not my cup of tea), because some jealous lunatics made up a convoluted conspiracy theory about him.
 
2012-04-24 08:40:22 PM

Dr.Zom: it seems odd that when I google Seungmin Cho, patent consultant, The phrase "Great people of east Asia don't need you. We will own this century, and the next, and the next, until all non-Asians are essentially pounded to submission" doesn't immediately accompany it. That seems odd to me. You would think when you google Seungmin Cho the phrase "Great people of east Asia don't need you. We will own this century, and the next, and the next, until all non-Asians are essentially pounded to submission" would be the first thing that popped up.

Try it yourself. Search Seungmin Cho, patent consultant, and see if the phrase "Great people of east Asia don't need you. We will own this century, and the next, and the next, until all non-Asians are essentially pounded to submission" pops up.


Very, very clever.
 
2012-04-24 09:22:26 PM

Fano: Dr.Zom: it seems odd that when I google Seungmin Cho, patent consultant, The phrase "Great people of east Asia don't need you. We will own this century, and the next, and the next, until all non-Asians are essentially pounded to submission" doesn't immediately accompany it. That seems odd to me. You would think when you google Seungmin Cho the phrase "Great people of east Asia don't need you. We will own this century, and the next, and the next, until all non-Asians are essentially pounded to submission" would be the first thing that popped up.

Try it yourself. Search Seungmin Cho, patent consultant, and see if the phrase "Great people of east Asia don't need you. We will own this century, and the next, and the next, until all non-Asians are essentially pounded to submission" pops up.

Very, very clever.


Isn't it?
 
2012-04-24 09:29:32 PM
This was a genuinely frightening read, but a good one. I don't think it'd be even possible to do this to the likes of Justin Bieber.
 
2012-04-24 09:30:58 PM

Mangoose: Fano: Dr.Zom: it seems odd that when I google Seungmin Cho, patent consultant, The phrase "Great people of east Asia don't need you. We will own this century, and the next, and the next, until all non-Asians are essentially pounded to submission" doesn't immediately accompany it. That seems odd to me. You would think when you google Seungmin Cho the phrase "Great people of east Asia don't need you. We will own this century, and the next, and the next, until all non-Asians are essentially pounded to submission" would be the first thing that popped up.

Try it yourself. Search Seungmin Cho, patent consultant, and see if the phrase "Great people of east Asia don't need you. We will own this century, and the next, and the next, until all non-Asians are essentially pounded to submission" pops up.

Very, very clever.

Isn't it?


It could lead to Seungmin Cho being the one east asian who doesn't fit the statement , "Great people of east Asia don't need you. We will own this century, and the next, and the next, until all non-Asians are essentially pounded to submission"

Something tells me he also lost a girl to an american.
 
2012-04-24 09:33:54 PM

Heron: bel4sucks: "Nom de rap"..... farkin white people

Well, pretentious people. "Stage name" would have served well enough but I guess the writer was feeling like a bit of a showboat.


Huh, so the state of American education has degraded past the point where the very common phrase 'nom de plume' and any variation thereof is one that only showboat pretentious elites use.

Good to know. Sad, but good to know.
 
2012-04-24 10:04:26 PM

if_i_really_have_to: Huh, so the state of American education has degraded past the point where the very common phrase 'nom de plume' and any variation thereof is one that only showboat pretentious elites use.


Funny that you think there was a point when the common man used Frenchie ass terms like that. It's always been pretentious, get over it.
 
2012-04-24 10:49:22 PM

GeneralJim: I can relate. I've got my own psychotic Fark stalker. Pretty much every time I post, the little asswipe will post anything I've ever posted on Fark with which he disagrees.

He also gets involved with vast conspiracy theories based, mostly, on the timing of my posts. If I go take a dump, there's a three-page conspiracy theory about it waiting when I get back - at least some days. He's quite ignorant, but copypastas information from the Web, trying to look like some sort of scientician. I've called him on it, repeatedly, which is probably the origin of the stalking. If he put as much effort into tracking ANYTHING scientifically as he does into tracking all my posts, he could be a published PhD. by now.

Fortunately for me, the creeper doesn't know where I live, other than the landmass, or my full name. I also don't have a rap career to ruin, so I've got that going for me. And, I have to admit, I sometimes post in such a way that I *KNOW* I'll set off his Asperger's Syndrome, or ass-burner's, or whatever it is that he has. It's simply fascinating to watch him wrap himself around his own axle. I know it's not nice to use the illness of another for amusement, but I've already got a window seat, and a Kosher meal (always a good idea, even for goyim like me) reserved, so it could be worse

And, I KNOW that if he's reading this thread, he simply will not be able to resist replying -- at least now without twitching uncontrollably for hours. I'll wait. *SNERK*


Oh, that's just because you're an ignorant asshole, not because he is a stalker.
 
2012-04-24 10:56:15 PM

J. Frank Parnell: Endive Wombat: It just goes to show how incredibly stupid the pubic is in believing anything that is posted on the internet.

It's not just the internet. People have been using newspapers, TV and radio to do this sort of thing for decades as well.


There is no valid comparison. people believed those because they have editors and laws that police them, and ways to correct misinformation. The internet is an inefficient stone age data device by comparison and has a long way to go before it catches up.
 
2012-04-24 11:11:30 PM

TheJoe03: if_i_really_have_to: Huh, so the state of American education has degraded past the point where the very common phrase 'nom de plume' and any variation thereof is one that only showboat pretentious elites use.

Funny that you think there was a point when the common man used Frenchie ass terms like that. It's always been pretentious, get over it.


Actually, nom de plume is of british origin using french words because they didn't understand the french nom de guerre.

Up to you if that means people were trying to be more pretentious or less.
 
2012-04-24 11:23:14 PM

Bondith: Students also typically write a thesis to attain a master's, and yet Lee admitted that he never wrote one. (His program didn't require a thesis.)

Ahhh, so it wasn't a real Master's.

Still sucks that some jerkwad ruined this guy's life and shat upon his legitimate accomplishments (real or not, getting two degrees in less time than it normally takes to get one is still an accomplishment) out of petty jealousy.



Is that as confoundingly stupid as you wrote it, or is there even more stupid lurking behind it that we can't see?
 
2012-04-24 11:25:54 PM

TheJoe03: if_i_really_have_to: Huh, so the state of American education has degraded past the point where the very common phrase 'nom de plume' and any variation thereof is one that only showboat pretentious elites use.

Funny that you think there was a point when the common man used Frenchie ass terms like that. It's always been pretentious, get over it.



Funny that you think saying "Frenchie ass" doesn't make you sound totally gay

/NTTAWWT
 
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