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2013-01-02 09:36:00 AM
6 votes:

taurusowner: Can we stop pretending "Doctor Who" is or ever was a good show? You're not more sophisticated or smarter for liking some hack British sci-fi show.

\Doctor Who fans are sci-fi hipsters


stoplikingwhatidontlike.jpg

Seriously, shut the f*ck up and find a thread where they're talking about a show you like.

Who fans may be "sci-fi hipsters," but people who show up in threads just to insult everyone else's taste are just plain assholes.

Asshole.
2013-01-02 08:58:27 AM
5 votes:
Can we stop pretending "Doctor Who" is or ever was a good show? You're not more sophisticated or smarter for liking some hack British sci-fi show.

\Doctor Who fans are sci-fi hipsters
2013-01-02 08:43:25 AM
5 votes:

jack21221: Allow me to be the first to say "I don't get it."


Silence, you ignoramus.
2013-01-02 07:18:16 AM
4 votes:
nice
2013-01-02 11:41:49 AM
3 votes:
Whatsamatter, BI, you jealous of someone who has gone beyond and can't speak for himself here on Earth anymore?

Departed or no, Neil does not require a f*ckup like me to defend him, his deeds speak for themselves.
ALL OF THEM, not only the One Small Step for which you seem to so hate him.

But the f*ckup will speak and dare you to deny the truth.

One small step. The single deed in modern times through which the entire human race was ennobled.

Even you.

And far be it from me, the f*ckup, to deprive you of the right to fill the air with your laughable flailing for attention.

You alleged "journo" AW brats at Bullshiat Investors will be unhappily forgotten within a couple years IF THAT
while ten thousand years down the halls of history the name of Neil Armstrong will still shine
bright and wholly untarnished.


Squeak on, jealous ennobled human biatches.  ;3
2013-01-02 09:56:50 AM
3 votes:

Milo Minderbinder: How did a Neil Armstrong thread turn into a Dr. Who debate? If there is a less justified reason for calling someone an asshole then their opinion on episodic tv, I have not seen it. Grow up, people.


They were not called an asshole for their opinion on episodic tv, they were called an asshole for being an asshole about their opinion on episodic tv.

"I don't like Doctor Who." "Doctor Who sucks and you're all stupid for liking it."
See the difference?
2013-01-02 09:31:38 AM
3 votes:
FTA:"It's a shame we can't ask the space man himself. Neil passed away in August of this year at the age of 82."

Yeah, it's a real shame no one ever asked him about that before he died, right? Also a real coincidence this "controversy" was deliberately stirred up again after his death.
2013-01-02 08:53:39 AM
3 votes:
Oh goody. I get to explain it.
Doctor Who...
The race is referred to as the Silents or Silence...
You can't remember anything about them the moment you look away from them, but whatever they say when you do, is interpreted by your brain as a post-hypnotic suggestion. Unaware, one slipped up and said you should kill us all on sight to someone making a video recording of it. To rid the planet of them, The Doctor inserts the video into the live feed of the moon landing. It is absolutely freaking brilliant.
2013-01-02 08:44:20 AM
3 votes:

jack21221: Allow me to be the first to say "I don't get it."


Check your arm for marks.

/was watching last night, of all things, Fox News with Cavuto, giving a presentation on the the Space Age to the Moon landing
//very good
2013-01-02 08:42:06 AM
3 votes:
I forget why I was going to +1 this.
2013-01-02 07:58:55 AM
3 votes:
Nice headline subs, +1
2013-01-02 10:11:31 AM
2 votes:

irving47: Oh goody. I get to explain it.
Doctor Who...
The race is referred to as the Silents or Silence...
You can't remember anything about them the moment you look away from them, but whatever they say when you do, is interpreted by your brain as a post-hypnotic suggestion. Unaware, one slipped up and said you should kill us all on sight to someone making a video recording of it. To rid the planet of them, The Doctor inserts the video into the live feed of the moon landing. It is absolutely freaking brilliant.


marketisdale.net
2013-01-02 09:58:18 AM
2 votes:
Dammit...preview is my friend.

"I don't like Doctor Who." <-- Expressing an opinion
"Doctor Who sucks and you're all stupid for liking it." <-- Being an asshole

See the difference?
2013-01-02 09:53:52 AM
2 votes:

taurusowner: Can we stop pretending "Doctor Who" is or ever was a good show? You're not more sophisticated or smarter for liking some hack British sci-fi show.

\Doctor Who fans are sci-fi hipsters


I can't wait to tell my parents that when we were watching it together on PBS in the 80s that we were hipsters.

/God forbid a decades old show have faaaaans.
2013-01-02 09:43:45 AM
2 votes:

Lernaeus: taurusowner: Can we stop pretending "Doctor Who" is or ever was a good show? You're not more sophisticated or smarter for liking some hack British sci-fi show.

\Doctor Who fans are sci-fi hipsters

stoplikingwhatidontlike.jpg

Seriously, shut the f*ck up and find a thread where they're talking about a show you like.

Who fans may be "sci-fi hipsters," but people who show up in threads just to insult everyone else's taste are just plain assholes.

Asshole.


I agree. There's a whole mentality that exists where people get infuriated when people like things that they don't, and conversely they are also infuriated when things they like are loved by everyone. I think it has always existed, and has become much more pronounced now that the internet provides such instant feedback.

I hope someone is doing a study on this to understand it better. It's like people feel their whole sense of self is invalidated if everyone else's opinions and taste doesn't align with them. It's absurd, but it's obvious that this issue is widespread.
2013-01-02 09:36:35 AM
2 votes:

jack21221: Allow me to be the first to say "I don't get it."


A direct link to the reference in question: That's one small step for man...
2013-01-02 09:27:32 AM
2 votes:
The more important question is whether Mr. Gorski got his BJ.

/Dr. Manhattan heard it
2013-01-02 09:20:53 AM
2 votes:
Rabid Turnip

taurusowner: Can we stop pretending "Doctor Who" is or ever was a good show? You're not more sophisticated or smarter for liking some hack British sci-fi show.

\Doctor Who fans are sci-fi hipsters


i1134.photobucket.com
2013-01-02 09:19:43 AM
2 votes:

taurusowner: Can we stop pretending "Doctor Who" is or ever was a good show? You're not more sophisticated or smarter for liking some hack British sci-fi show.

\Doctor Who fans are sci-fi hipsters


*STOP LIKING THINGS I DON'T LIKE!

/ftfm
2013-01-02 08:46:08 AM
2 votes:
Wait.  Was there a joke in the headline?

/And why do I have all these tick marks on my arm?
2013-01-02 08:41:28 AM
2 votes:
Allow me to be the first to say "I don't get it."
2013-01-02 09:41:00 PM
1 votes:

Milo Minderbinder: How did a Neil Armstrong thread turn into a Dr. Who debate?


My guess is it was the Dr. Who quote in the headline that brought it on.

Milo Minderbinder: If there is a less justified reason for calling someone an asshole then than their opinion on episodic tv, I have not seen it.


I agree with you, but the OP didn't just express his dislike of a TV show, he went after its fans, which is kind of a dick move.
2013-01-02 06:01:27 PM
1 votes:

Sofa King Smart: DjangoStonereaver: Apparently, during the Davidson era JNT approached Ellison to write a script for DOCTOR WHO, but the
BBC couldn't afford him.

on a side note... apparently Douglas Adams wrote a storyline for Doctor Who that was never made... they recently published it , my son is a fan of the doctor and I got it for him for Christmas... along with a Tom Baker scarf (all 12 feet of it).


SHADA was partially made, but production was derailed by a technician's strike and never completed (the only episode
of the original series to be abandoned during production).

The BBC has used the footage in various places over the years:  in THE FIVE DOCTORS to make up for the fact that
Tom Baker declined to reprise his role, various recreations of the series that filled in the unfilmed bits with narration, and audio drama, and an unreleased version that filled in the missing episodes with animation similar to what has been
done with some of the older Troughton and Hartnell adventures with missing episodes.

I have the official VHS of the BBC recreation with Tom Baker narrating the action, and I quite like it.  It may be available
on EBay or used on Amazon, and if you're a hardcore Whovian its well worth it if you can get it cheap.

The Wikipedia page is pretty complete
2013-01-02 05:30:01 PM
1 votes:

Titanius Anglesmith:

/recently started watching it from the very beginning. Have all of the reconstructed lost eps out there so I figured I might as well watch all 36 years of episodes
//and building a near 1:1 size TARDIS
///the 1980-1989 version.


Built *something* like a TARDIS for my dogs this summer

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Used the paint that was leftover after spraying and naming the boat. (guess which one I spent more time on...)

img845.imageshack.us
2013-01-02 03:46:39 PM
1 votes:
And if that goddamned Harlan Ellison f*cking dies on me before he finishes Last Dangerous Visions
I'm gonna take a giant soggy asparagus pee all over his grave!

That crazy son of a biatch!
:p
2013-01-02 03:43:38 PM
1 votes:

Isildur: Carousel Beast: dennerman: dammit, i have a type in there. It should read "are also infuriated when things they like aren't loved by everyone".

Actually, you are correct both ways. It's amazing how people will turn on something they love when it becomes "too popular."

Even if one doesn't actually feel an impulse to turn on it, there can still be a somewhat irrational resentment of -- or at least unease with --the new influx of fans, a sort of feeling of losing (what at least felt a bit like) a more private world shared with a smaller number of hardcore fans. I confess I've sometimes had to catch myself feeling a bit this way about Tolkien, for example.

Such fan protectiveness about a work (well, not protecting the work, really, but rather one's own imagined claim to it) is somewhat silly, I freely admit, because such popularity should be welcomed as fortunate and appropriate* appreciation for great works, and anybody newly introduced to it is every bit as entitled to enjoy it as anyone who knew it earlier.

The discomfort may contribute in some extreme case to what you describe -- the hipster stereotype of loss of interest in (or even derision of) something once it becomes too "mainstream"... a word which can actually mean a few things, really... A band, say, might be perceived (rightly or wrongly) as becoming less adventurous or creative as they become more popular and feel pressure to either deliver more of the same or to tone down their more unique sounds. (Although one can argue that some artists have gotten more adventurous the more popular they got.) Alternatively there may be absurdly little case to be made that the works have gotten any worse (e.g. a static corpus of work from a deceased or retired author) and the declaration that it's "too mainstream now" may simply reflect that a previous fan mostly craved being a fan of the obscure. Which is easy to mock, particularly if someone's interest in something is plainly an affectation, a devotion completely
...
...
It seems pretty dumb and self-defeating to renounce appreciation of a work simply because growth in its popularity, however. Sorta cutting off your nose to spite your face, really.


When you don't protect your favorite shows and movies, you end up with Jar Jar Binks...
2013-01-02 02:13:49 PM
1 votes:

taurusowner: Can we stop pretending "Doctor Who" is or ever was a good show? You're not more sophisticated or smarter for liking some hack British sci-fi show.

\Doctor Who fans are sci-fi hipsters


I've been watching Dr Who for over 40 years, finally I am a hipster -sooo cool, my kids will be so pleased when I turn up at their school in skinny jeans this week!
2013-01-02 02:02:45 PM
1 votes:
douchebag/hater: "ANOTHER Dr. Who quote?

Mohammed farking a donkey! Don't you people have jobs/lives/girlfriends to occupy a little more of your time?"

How would you know it's a Dr Who quote unless you spend the time to find out? Please do tell.
2013-01-02 12:03:42 PM
1 votes:
There's a reason we've never gone back to the moon.
2013-01-02 11:33:25 AM
1 votes:

ashinmytomatoes: On the case...

[whatculture.com image 600x300]

/Hot as David 8.


First thing I thought of when I saw that:
1.bp.blogspot.com
2013-01-02 11:24:15 AM
1 votes:

Milo Minderbinder: How did a Neil Armstrong thread turn into a Dr. Who debate?


t0.gstatic.com
2013-01-02 11:10:57 AM
1 votes:

biglew99: Cheron: jack21221: Allow me to be the first to say "I don't get it."

Link

I have to say, that was SUPER clever... (no snark, honestly!) How did you do that!?!? (I could use this for some of my friends who are google challenged)

/I LITERALLY LOL'd!
//tell me!
///d*mn you!




Boosh
2013-01-02 11:03:44 AM
1 votes:
How Alien life might greet a human...

"Morning sir, or madam, or neuter," the thing said. "This your planet, is it?"
"Well, er. I suppose so," Newt said.
"Had it long, have we sir?"
"Not personally. I mean, as a species, about half a million years. I think."
The alien exchanged glances with its colleague.
"Been letting the old acid rain build up, haven't we sir," it said. "Been letting ourselves go a bit with the old hydrocarbons, perhaps?"
"I'm sorry?"
"Well, I'm sorry to have to tell you, sir, but your polar ice caps are below regulation size for a planet of this category, sir."
"Oh, dear," said Newt.
"We'll overlook it on this occasion, sir."
The smaller alien walked past the car. "CO2 level up nought point five percent," it rasped, giving him a meaningful look. "You do know you could find yourself charged with being a dominant species while under the influence of impulse-driven consumerism, don't you?"
― Neil Gaiman and Terry Pratchett (Good Omens)
2013-01-02 10:55:15 AM
1 votes:

Purdue_Pete: "Oh look, someone died a few months ago and now I think enough time has passed to start revising history now that the person can't refute my version of the truth"...


Fortunately, Buzz Aldrin is still around to smack smartasses like this right in the mouth.
2013-01-02 10:49:05 AM
1 votes:
i129.photobucket.com
/+1 on the headline, subby.
2013-01-02 09:58:10 AM
1 votes:
According to a blinking red light in my palm subby gets a +1.
2013-01-02 09:53:20 AM
1 votes:
"Oh look, someone died a few months ago and now I think enough time has passed to start revising history now that the person can't refute my version of the truth"...
2013-01-02 09:43:49 AM
1 votes:

midigod: FTA:"It's a shame we can't ask the space man himself. Neil passed away in August of this year at the age of 82."

Yeah, it's a real shame no one ever asked him about that before he died, right? Also a real coincidence this "controversy" was deliberately stirred up again after his death.


Whether he said "man" or "a man" has been a bone of contention for years.

If you listen to the actual recording, there is static all through it, but not really much at the beginning of
his statement.  It doesn't sound like he said "a man" to me, but the audio fidelity even without the static
is not good, and considering his midwestern accent it may well be that he swallowed the "a" when he said
the word "for", which comes out sounding like "fer", so the combination of "for a man" could have been
more like "fera man".

Regardless:  it was an excellent quote that, even if it got a little mangled in the telling still carried a fine
sense of the momentous achievement it commemorated.
2013-01-02 09:43:11 AM
1 votes:

taurusowner: Can we stop pretending "Doctor Who" is or ever was a good show? You're not more sophisticated or smarter for liking some hack British sci-fi show.

\Doctor Who fans are sci-fi hipsters


OMG, you are sooo cool for not liking Doctor Who! If I were female, I would totally want to have your babies.
2013-01-02 09:28:09 AM
1 votes:
well done +1

www.virginmedia.com

/hot, sorry
2013-01-02 08:43:00 AM
1 votes:

jack21221: Allow me to be the first to say "I don't get it."


Don't get what?
 
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