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(Chronicle Herald)   University bans poster promoting gaming night because of gun on poster, w/ pic of the poster in question   (thechronicleherald.ca) divider line 50
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2012-10-11 10:14:42 AM  
8 votes:
This is part of the same mentality that can shut down a major city with a lite brite.
This is why I have a hard time calling us "the home of the brave."
2012-10-11 10:57:16 AM  
6 votes:
These are the same people who will end up being our politicians and HOA administrators. Busybodies with nothing better to do than tell other people what they can think or do.
2012-10-11 10:56:48 AM  
5 votes:
Yet another example of how we killed Bin Laden and his organization and still lost the war on terror.
2012-10-11 10:59:06 AM  
4 votes:
4.bp.blogspot.com
2012-10-11 11:23:39 AM  
3 votes:
i like the sweeny todd poster in the background... movie about a cannibalistic barber right? strait razor, intended for use as a weapon..

nice..
2012-10-11 11:05:03 AM  
3 votes:
Check out the posters on the board behind her.

There's a flyer for a karate club. Hamlet, holding a skull. And Sweeney Todd wielding a straight razor.

But a stupid Nintento light gun is right out.
2012-10-11 11:00:38 AM  
3 votes:
The "Sweeney Todd" poster was worse. The guy on it was brandishing a dangerous weapon.
2012-10-11 11:06:31 AM  
2 votes:
The gaming group has put up a revamped version of the event poster, replacing the Zapper with a Power Glove, which looks like a large glove with a small keyboard on it.


images.mentalfloss.com
2012-10-11 11:05:04 AM  
2 votes:

Great Janitor: When I was in college I used to post the names and dates of porn stars who had birthdays that week onto my dorm room door. I was forced to stop it because the Jehovas Witness student complained about the porn star list. No pics, just names and birthdays.


And yet the saddest part of this story is that you keep up with porn star birthdays.
2012-10-11 10:59:13 AM  
2 votes:
Somewhere a dog is giggling uncontrollably.
2012-10-11 10:40:50 AM  
2 votes:
The school got worried when students were overheard saying they were going to play 'duck hunt' which they took as an obvious euphemism for an on-campus shooting
2012-10-11 02:09:19 PM  
1 votes:

Tat'dGreaser: kwame: Tat'dGreaser: Well that and it happened in Canada, but facts be damned

pdee: by showing no respect for the 1st amendment nor the 2nd amendment.

It just keeps going and going and going...

indylaw: Congratulations, America. We are now a nation of pussies.

Yep


USA! USA! USA! Read the article? F*ck, no! USA! USA! USA!
2012-10-11 01:44:51 PM  
1 votes:

Girion47:
So we should blame the victims of a car crash for rubberneckers and the traffic slowdown?


The Victims? No. The douche that wasn't paying attention and caused it...YES!
2012-10-11 01:07:59 PM  
1 votes:

kwame: I had noticed that. I guess I missed the meeting where we all discussed how a little compromise means this country is doomed and everyone is a pussy.


Well that and it happened in Canada, but facts be damned
2012-10-11 12:43:02 PM  
1 votes:

WTF Indeed: Yet another example of how we killed Bin Laden and his organization and still lost the war on terror.


Do you mean "we" the canadians? Cause this happened in Canada.
2012-10-11 12:35:49 PM  
1 votes:
CSB: I designed the t-shirt for the psych department at my school one year, and I was told it had to be "edited" due to the fact that it contained a drug reference, which was not allowed. The reference? Freud's cigar. When they told me they would be changing it, I figured they would just remove his whole hand from the image (would have been easy and wouldn't have looked too weird). But instead, they made the cigar into a pencil. So it ended up looking kind of dumb, all because a drawing of Freud's cigar violated some kind of university anti-drug rule. But apparently they were okay with the previous year's shirt, which had a list of the top 10 reasons to major in psychology; #8 of which was "Where else can you get a PhD in Sex & Drugs."

/csb

Censoring a poster for a drawing of a fake gun (not even a photo, not even of a real gun) is just dumb. It's not like it was depicted firing at someone. I don't see how this poster as a whole could be interpreted as an endorsement of violence, even if you did not understand English.
2012-10-11 12:17:47 PM  
1 votes:

unlikely: This is part of the same mentality that can shut down a major city with a lite brite.
This is why I have a hard time calling us "the home of the brave."


Sorry if you place a bunch of PCB boards with attached battery packs to farkING BRIDGES you're a douche. Similarly if you pull a BB Gun on a cop, expect to get your ass shot.

Oh and if you're the douche that put it there, SAW the police show up to check it out, and DIDN'T tell them that you in fact put it there and it's not dangerous. You're even more douchier.

The people that turned down the poster here are also douche bags of the highest order.

Time and place for everything, think before you do stupid shiat.
2012-10-11 12:14:09 PM  
1 votes:

kwame: Callous: How do we know it's not real a real laser blaster and that Buck Rodgers didn't find his way back and bring it with him?

Following that logic, since a picture of a real AK-47 isn't an ACTUAL AK-47 but just a picture of one, it should be fine too.


fark all that. People have a problem with pointing fingers. You can't make everyone happy.

Go to a different school.
2012-10-11 12:07:53 PM  
1 votes:

kwame: Great Janitor: Even if someone had never seen a Nintendo zapper, it is in a pic with another classic game controller, it is bright orange, you'd have to be an idiot to think it was a real gun and a gigantic pussy to see a pic of a gun and get offended by it or complain about it.

I was thinking something similar except I was thinking what a huge idiot you'd have to be to be so narrow-mindedly focused on video gaming to not think hey maybe a picture of a gun, any gun, along with beer on a university poster is probably not the most appropriate thing in the world.


It certainly isn't inappropriate either. Just because you let yourself be manipulated into a life of fear by "news" channels doesn't mean every one is. The reality of the situation is that violence in the US(yes I RTFA, I don't know Canada's stats) is at an all-time low and so is the drinking rate of people. College students are adults, they're smart enough to know a picture of a gun isn't going to condone a shooting, or incite violence. The picture of beer is also OKAY, responsible drinking hurts nobody. Just because you like to go all slippery slope on everything doesn't mean everyone else does.
2012-10-11 12:06:01 PM  
1 votes:
thechronicleherald.ca
2012-10-11 12:03:58 PM  
1 votes:
The best part about this story is the people who trip over themselves in order to insult their own country as quickly as possible.
2012-10-11 11:52:47 AM  
1 votes:
If pictures of fake guns are a concern, then what the hell is the news doing to us?
2012-10-11 11:37:49 AM  
1 votes:
i enjoy the reasoning behind this from the student association that vetted the poster:

"Michael MacDonell, the student association's vice-president of university affairs, said the policy does not allow any poster to be placed around campus that could damage the reputation of the university community."

because now their knee jerk reaction to this makes them come across as tight-arse fools who can't be bothered to do even 5 minutes of research or engage in dialogue with the students unless publically shamed. so banning this poster has actually done exactly the opposite of their stated goals.
2012-10-11 11:31:15 AM  
1 votes:
Ahh, student associations. Practically the only thing in college that I would want to completely destroy. Every other year, there was a story that came out about how the previous administration mismanaged funds, received money through illegitimate means, or were completely incompetent. And if you somehow managed to cross them or your org was an obstacle for their schemes, then be ready to be attacked at all angles.
2012-10-11 11:30:14 AM  
1 votes:

knowless: i like the sweeny todd poster in the background... movie about a cannibalistic barber right? strait razor, intended for use as a weapon..

nice..


I was taken by my conservative Catholic grade school to see Sweeney Todd when I was around 10 years old. It didn't make me want to kill people and make them into meat pies. Now some farking college kids can't handle a farking Nintendo zapper because they think it might upset someone and start a campus shooting or something?!

When do we stop policing what MIGHT happen? When do we stop parenting adults? When did we start to take responsibility away from someone rather than making them responsible for their own actions?

George Carlin had it right...the pussification of America is well represented here.
2012-10-11 11:26:30 AM  
1 votes:

Mr_Ectomy: TrainingWheelsNeeded: [i32.photobucket.com image 275x227]

hasn't this guy been blamed for enough...oh. you said Batman.

Also, FTFA "...campus pub..."? - how does anyone from that school graduate?

Do universities in the U.S. not have pubs on campus? The UofA (Alberta) has at least 3 (that I know of)


Most universities in the US no longer have pubs on campus. I went to San Diego State University and graduated about 10 years ago and we were one of the only schools that still had one on campus. You had to get a wristband once you proved you were 21 and you could buy the alcohol but there was a lot of passing drinks to underage students as well. I'm not sure if it's still open as I haven't been on campus for many years now.

The problem is that the legal age of drinking in US is 21 thus more than half of the college population cannot drink legally. Add to that the fact that a lot of students drive to school and it's just a lawsuit waiting to happen thus even if the pubs would be allowed not too many people would try to open one because of the possible lawsuits.
2012-10-11 11:24:40 AM  
1 votes:

kwame: Great Janitor: We are also home of the quite majority who recognizes a toy gun and doesn't bother each other with nonsense and loud cowardly minority. It probably wasn't hundreds of complainers, but ONE jackass who saw the zapper and complained.

I love the part where you simply assume that everybody but one person knows that's a video game controller and not a picture of a gun.


Even if someone had never seen a Nintendo zapper, it is in a pic with another classic game controller, it is bright orange, you'd have to be an idiot to think it was a real gun and a gigantic pussy to see a pic of a gun and get offended by it or complain about it.
2012-10-11 11:22:10 AM  
1 votes:
speedpaintings.webs.com

OH NOES! TERRORISM! EVERYBODY PANIC!
2012-10-11 11:19:39 AM  
1 votes:

madgonad: FTA: Michael MacDonell, the student association's vice-president of university affairs, said the policy does not allow any poster to be placed around campus that could damage the reputation of the university community.

WTF does that mean?


It means he's a dickhead.

..and looks like one too. (Linked in Canada Profile)
2012-10-11 11:19:03 AM  
1 votes:

madgonad: FTA: Michael MacDonell, the student association's vice-president of university affairs, said the policy does not allow any poster to be placed around campus that could damage the reputation of the university community.

WTF does that mean?


He can take down any poster on campus that he doesn't like under the excuse of "it could damage the school's reputation."
2012-10-11 11:17:55 AM  
1 votes:
FTFA: "I was, like, you know, it does look like a gun and anybody who doesn't understand it might take it wrong.

No, they really wouldn't. But, supposing you're right, those are the kind of people who need a few months of electroshock therapy to cure them of their delusions.
2012-10-11 11:17:30 AM  
1 votes:

wildcardjack: I saw "SMU" and thought "Most of the people at SMU already have concealed carry permits."

Then I realized it was a different SMU. Not the one getting the George Bush presidential bookshelf.


Same with me. I saw SMU and thought "Aren't most people in Texas issued a gun at birth and all people who relocated to Texas are required by law to purchase one within 90 days of moving there?"

Then I saw it was St. Mary's and thought "It figures. What a bunch of freakin Mary's."
2012-10-11 11:15:13 AM  
1 votes:
If I were a student there, I'd be sure to inform all prospective students I saw of this asshattery.
2012-10-11 11:13:52 AM  
1 votes:
Lame. How times have changed. The university I went to had a rifle team back in the day, gone by the 70's I think. ROTC still does drills with dummy guns as far as I know. They do announce gun salutes the day before so no one panics.
2012-10-11 11:13:08 AM  
1 votes:
70 percent most likely play call of Duty and they are worried about a Nintendo zapper?
2012-10-11 11:12:53 AM  
1 votes:

kwame: Great Janitor: When I was in college I used to post the names and dates of porn stars who had birthdays that week onto my dorm room door. I was forced to stop it because the Jehovas Witness student complained about the porn star list. No pics, just names and birthdays.

And yet the saddest part of this story is that you keep up with porn star birthdays.


Look, its October 11th, so if I want to wish Julie Ryan, Angel Vasquez, Monica Mattos, Paige Turner, Regina Ice, Amanda, Juliya Sunrise, Brianna Blaze, Priscila Mel, Tatiana, Bijou, Artiste Styles, and Chandler Fay Happy Birthday, I will and there's nothing sad about it, cause its happy birthday!
2012-10-11 11:12:34 AM  
1 votes:

unlikely: This is part of the same mentality that can shut down a major city with a lite brite.
This is why I have a hard time calling us "the home of the brave."


Canada is part of the U.S. now?
2012-10-11 11:12:00 AM  
1 votes:

Mr_Ectomy: vudukungfu: It's amazing how much American's will spend to go a university to learn how to be a pussy.

You know how I know that:

A) You didn't read the article?
B) Know how to use an apostrophe?


Correction: North-American's
the apostrohpes a troll.
2012-10-11 11:11:42 AM  
1 votes:

Need a Dispenser Here: SMU sucks. All the people feel they are above going to Dalhousie go there.

/trolling Dalhousie student
//Dal sucks too


Heh, all of this.

/ Trolling King's alumni.
2012-10-11 11:09:35 AM  
1 votes:

vudukungfu: It's amazing how much American's will spend to go a university to learn how to be a pussy.


You know how I know that:

A) You didn't read the article?
B) Know how to use an apostrophe?
2012-10-11 11:07:26 AM  
1 votes:

Whodat: Simple solution, find out who made the decision, publish their names and ridicule them openly, loudly and often. People that stupid shouldn't be employed by a center of learning.


It was the student's association, so basically the elected student government of the University. Still clearly dumb as bricks though.
2012-10-11 11:06:52 AM  
1 votes:
"I never thought we were being muted or anything. I was just, I want to get the event done and over with because it's a lot of logistical stress that I don't need, man. Like, I was all, you know, like, it's cool and all. It's just, like, another, like thing on my plate and I. like, like, like, guns. You know?"
2012-10-11 11:05:41 AM  
1 votes:
Is this an Onion article?
2012-10-11 11:05:04 AM  
1 votes:
"We've got over 100 countries around the world and countless languages spoken."

????
2012-10-11 11:04:52 AM  
1 votes:
I saw "SMU" and thought "Most of the people at SMU already have concealed carry permits."

Then I realized it was a different SMU. Not the one getting the George Bush presidential bookshelf.
2012-10-11 11:03:50 AM  
1 votes:

rkallister: Let's see...

Nostalgic image of classic Atari controller...check.
Full mug of beer...check.
Message explaining the agenda for a 21 19 and older establishment...check.
Nintendo Zapper...STOP STOP STOP

These 21 19 and older people WILL SEE THE IMAGE OF A PLASTIC GUN AND START KILLING EVERYONE!!!!


FTFY, this is Canada after all.
2012-10-11 11:01:46 AM  
1 votes:
Let's see...

Nostalgic image of classic Atari controller...check.
Full mug of beer...check.
Message explaining the agenda for a 21 and older establishment...check.
Nintendo Zapper...STOP STOP STOP

These 21 and older people WILL SEE THE IMAGE OF A PLASTIC GUN AND START KILLING EVERYONE!!!!

www.realclearsports.com
2012-10-11 10:59:48 AM  
1 votes:
imagine if these had been tabletop orcard games

the horrors of warhammer 40k could have been unleashed, or worse yet Munchkin!
2012-10-11 10:59:18 AM  
1 votes:
They can have the cartoon image of my gun when they pry it out of my cold, dead, hands!

/Idiocracy is becoming reality or v/v. Choose one
2012-10-11 10:57:53 AM  
1 votes:
Christ, you kids are all going to be pussies.
 
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