vudukungfu: TorqueToad: So, what you're saying is it would be fair if we took down the mugshots of the people who were found not guilty after arrest? I'd be ok with that.oh, they doooooooooo.......
ProfessorOhki: TorqueToad: vudukungfu: msupf: I think it's time FARK grows up a little and gets beyond the mugshot roundup stuff.or: you could, say... NOT GET ARRESTED?Hey at least we don't put people in the stocks any more.[www.tomecek.com image 488x549]Wasn't getting put in stocks an actual punishment? Not part of the booking process?
TorqueToad: vudukungfu: msupf: I think it's time FARK grows up a little and gets beyond the mugshot roundup stuff.or: you could, say... NOT GET ARRESTED?Hey at least we don't put people in the stocks any more.[www.tomecek.com image 488x549]
msupf: Just gonna remind people of this:<i>BUSTEDBeing a journalist, I go to other places sometimes on assignment. This time, I take my friend Megan with me. It's Pitchfork and Exxxotica, which is pretty good for a laugh. I promise her I'm going to be fun, but I end up not being fun at all. Before we left, I start getting a number of messages. Not only is my mugshot featured in Busted, an exploitation piece of shiat that takes peoples' mugshots and compiles them all into a cheap, shiatty, paper magazine sold in gas stations and liquor stores - it's on the front page. And it's not a great picture of me, and it's not interesting compared to all the crackheads that grace the pages, but it's the featured one. Right on the front. We pick up a copy on our way out of town and she and I both agree on one thing: "Who reads that shiat rag anyhow?" But it turns out a lot of people do. And they will take it to the bar and show it around and then deny it was them like a pussy when you KNOW it was them. They will be ambiguous and try to vicariously live through you as the authority on your life. They will have the nerve to tell you, "We all just wanted to know what happened!" but somehow they never think to stop showing it to people, never consider how it might impact your job and future opportunities, and just CALL you or text you. No, that would be what a person with tact would do, and these are people who don't care if you're okay, only what happened, only what is interesting to talk about in public.But that's not enough. People post it on their own Facebooks and say, "What's going on?" They post it on yours. They tell your staff that their boss is in trouble. Someone even sends me a message saying they went to the 7/11 at 3 a.m. to get a copy. Some people want to frame it. A memorabilia shrine dedicated to your humiliation. And it's July 11. So everyone is going to 7/11 for a free Slurpie. The messages do not stop. The texts do not stop. Everyone asking if I knew about i ...
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