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ZAZ [TotalFark]
2017-10-04 07:39:24 AM  
I remember Drew defending the daily outrage here during the 2016 campaign, saying it's news so we have to run it. You don't have to run hate and outrage, but it sure does bring in the clicks.
 
2017-10-04 07:50:29 AM  
Considering the state of things recently, outrage is merely a sign that one is still in possession of their sanity.
 
2017-10-04 07:52:33 AM  

ZAZ: I remember Drew defending the daily outrage here during the 2016 campaign, saying it's news so we have to run it. You don't have to run hate and outrage, but it sure does bring in the clicks.


It's better to know things are going on, but it's vexing when you're powerless (as an individual) to stop it.
 
2017-10-04 08:00:59 AM  

ZAZ: I remember Drew defending the daily outrage here during the 2016 campaign, saying it's news so we have to run it. You don't have to run hate and outrage, but it sure does bring in the clicks.


Came to say exactly this.
 
2017-10-04 08:13:59 AM  
It's easy to identify the outrage addicts.  They are working themselves up over the color of Obama's suit or Trump appearing on Jimmy Fallon's show.
 
2017-10-04 08:33:18 AM  
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/oblig
 
2017-10-04 08:49:53 AM  

Lucky LaRue: It's easy to identify the outrage addicts.  They are working themselves up over the color of Obama's suit or Trump appearing on Jimmy Fallon's show.


Or over liberals who oppose the mass murder of schoolchildren, gay people, and country fans.
 
2017-10-04 09:10:25 AM  
Outrage is funny stuff.
 
2017-10-04 09:25:42 AM  

Pazuzu Smith-Jones: Lucky LaRue: It's easy to identify the outrage addicts.  They are working themselves up over the color of Obama's suit or Trump appearing on Jimmy Fallon's show.

Or over liberals who oppose the mass murder of schoolchildren, gay people, and country fans.


You sound like you may be close to outrage.  This is a safe space.  Just let it out.
 
2017-10-04 09:32:06 AM  
I can quit at any time. If the worthless human trash that elected Trump and loved Palin and Bush would stop electing and trying to elect the dumbest most immoral aholes they can find to run the country, I won't even miss being outraged by it.
 
2017-10-04 09:33:24 AM  
Here's your amateur psychology lesson for the day, and yes, I posted for years on a website called Fark.com, so I'm very qualified to discuss the topic.

The modern internet means that people know every nasty horrible thing going on in the world, so they're now smart enough to know that they're getting farked over by someone, but they're still too dumb to find a constructive out.

So you know how StarCraft players think the reason I'm in Bronze League is because Protoss is beyond completely broken, because they have freakin' shields and like a billion health points, and Blizzard needs to fix their broken game?  It's videogame balance whining, but on a real-life scale.

If you're convinced the reason that you're not successful and/or happy is because of liberals/conservatives/socialism/immigrants/feminism, then every time Trump takes a dump on the Twitter stump, or women try to censor my Japanese animes with the consensual sex in the missionary position, then this PROVES the system is shiat and no wonder I can't make it!

The whole wraparound is way more complicated than that, in regards to why people are stressed the fark out by society, and how Rick and Morty are hilarious because "lol nihilism lol nothing matters", but it's pretty much a way for people to yell and scream that they tried so hard, and got so far, and how in the end, it doesn't even matter.

That's why I go onto the Linkin Park forums at least once a day to scream about Protoss, because Blizzard banned me from the Battle.net Forums and I have to complain about Dragoons somewhere.  They have like EIGHT range and they can hit my Bunkers, and I can't even fire back.  It's so dumb.
 
2017-10-04 09:39:50 AM  
When the outrage goes away, all we'll have left is acceptance. Acceptance of every bad thing that goes on every day.

Is that preferable?
 
2017-10-04 09:43:50 AM  
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2017-10-04 09:48:56 AM  
I'm not outraged.  I'm more fatigued at this point.   But, I HAVE to know what's going on.    I was always a current-events kinda girl, and would watch/read the news every day.   My habits haven't changed but I am exhausted.
 
2017-10-04 09:51:52 AM  
I'm outraged by the outrage
 
2017-10-04 09:52:36 AM  

raerae1980: I'm not outraged.  I'm more fatigued at this point.   But, I HAVE to know what's going on.    I was always a current-events kinda girl, and would watch/read the news every day.   My habits haven't changed but I am exhausted.


The Onion has you covered, though it's from 2004. Little did we know...
 
2017-10-04 09:52:53 AM  

PreMortem: [img.fark.net image 570x445]

/oblig


Came for this. Outraged that it's not the "original entry"
 
2017-10-04 09:53:41 AM  

edmo: When the outrage goes away, all we'll have left is acceptance. Acceptance of every bad thing that goes on every day.

Is that preferable?


Absolutely.  Once you accept that Young Sheldon is going to be the highest-rated show in America -- and with good reason, it's The Big Bang Theory that has figuratively injected a synthetic chemical commonly known to the public as "steroids" -- then you can take action in your life.

Go lift weights.  Educate yourself.  Meet cool people.  Do cool crap.  Write terrible shiatposts on medium-sized internet message boards.  These things will do a lot more to get you where you want to go and change your reality, than complaining the writers of Young Sheldon are smarter and better-looking than you.

Goddamn.  Can't wait for that show to do a joke about the Nintendo Entertainment System.  Gonna be whack.
 
2017-10-04 09:56:23 AM  
Frankly I'm tired of being outraged. I'm so farking weary and I know that's what they want. For us all to wear ourselves out until we've thrown up our hands and said "Oh well, what are ya gonna do?".

I'm pushing 50 which doesn't seem old but I've been disabled all my life (which wears on you more than you can know) and I have more than a few health issues which keep me from being active so there's not much more that I can do besides biatch behind my keyboard these days. I wish I had the energy to go out in the streets and start rousing rabble but those days are long gone.
 
2017-10-04 09:56:34 AM  
Resist the urge to get worked up about stupid stuff that knuckleheads say.

Lol. Sorry, the lifeblood of fark will not be dismissed so easily.
 
2017-10-04 10:00:02 AM  
There's a fine line between outrage addiction and outrage fetishism. (Or is there?)
 
2017-10-04 10:00:13 AM  

Mike_LowELL: Absolutely.  Once you accept that Young Sheldon is going to be the highest-rated show in America -- and with good reason, it's The Big Bang Theory that has figuratively injected a synthetic chemical commonly known to the public as "steroids" -- then you can take action in your life.


The fact that Big Bang Theory passes for smart television says all you need to know about this country.
 
2017-10-04 10:00:50 AM  

edmo: When the outrage goes away, all we'll have left is acceptance. Acceptance of every bad thing that goes on every day.

Is that preferable?


I think people just need to be a little more selective about what they're "outraged" about.  Way too many people go out of their way looking for things to be outraged about.  People deliberately take things out of context and just plain make shiat up just to be outraged.  I think that's what the writer of TFA is talking about.  Trump says enough stupid shiat, but people will find a way to be outraged about every single thing he says.  You really don't need to do that.
 
2017-10-04 10:03:06 AM  
@Mike_LowELL

You're quite the morning person, aren't you?
 
2017-10-04 10:03:21 AM  
Resist the urge to get worked up about stupid stuff that knuckleheads say.

Oh, shut the fark up and go play hide-and-go-fark-yourself, you stupid farking knucklehead.
 
2017-10-04 10:05:07 AM  

Jeebus Saves: edmo: When the outrage goes away, all we'll have left is acceptance. Acceptance of every bad thing that goes on every day.

Is that preferable?

I think people just need to be a little more selective about what they're "outraged" about.  Way too many people go out of their way looking for things to be outraged about.  People deliberately take things out of context and just plain make shiat up just to be outraged.  I think that's what the writer of TFA is talking about.  Trump says enough stupid shiat, but people will find a way to be outraged about every single thing he says.  You really don't need to do that.


The problem is that much if the comparatively little stuff Trump does would be considered pretty big stuff in any other administration. We can't allow Trump to shift the definition of what is acceptable behavior from a President that much.
 
kab
2017-10-04 10:05:11 AM  
It's hardly limited to Americans.   People in general find a curious comfort in pretending that they're oppressed on some level (or that their voice actually matters), so if you give them a digital soapbox, you can be certain that they're going to use it.
 
2017-10-04 10:06:21 AM  
Ugh no
 
2017-10-04 10:07:00 AM  

Lucky LaRue: It's easy to identify the outrage addicts.  They are working themselves up over the color of Obama's suit or Trump appearing on Jimmy Fallon's show.


Oh honey
 
2017-10-04 10:07:14 AM  

kab: pretending that they're oppressed


HelpHelpImBeingRepressed.gif
 
2017-10-04 10:08:12 AM  

Mike_LowELL: edmo: When the outrage goes away, all we'll have left is acceptance. Acceptance of every bad thing that goes on every day.

Is that preferable?

Absolutely.  Once you accept that Young Sheldon is going to be the highest-rated show in America -- and with good reason, it's The Big Bang Theory that has figuratively injected a synthetic chemical commonly known to the public as "steroids" -- then you can take action in your life.

Go lift weights.  Educate yourself.  Meet cool people.  Do cool crap.  Write terrible shiatposts on medium-sized internet message boards.  These things will do a lot more to get you where you want to go and change your reality, than complaining the writers of Young Sheldon are smarter and better-looking than you.

Goddamn.  Can't wait for that show to do a joke about the Nintendo Entertainment System.  Gonna be whack.


Play racquetball! Join a league.
Because it's a sport that (while intense) is actually able to be played competitively across different genders and ages it forces you to interact with people you might not normally!
I have a racquetball friend that is a conservative and I actually don't hate him.
 
2017-10-04 10:08:18 AM  

Norquist Vagprobe: Mike_LowELL: Absolutely.  Once you accept that Young Sheldon is going to be the highest-rated show in America -- and with good reason, it's The Big Bang Theory that has figuratively injected a synthetic chemical commonly known to the public as "steroids" -- then you can take action in your life.

The fact that Big Bang Theory passes for smart television says all you need to know about this country.


Meanwhile, I have a feeling that The Orville will get cancelled. It hasn't impressed me yet but it has such potential and every Trek first season has sucked... even the good Treks. I hope that as a recognition of all the money McFarlane has made them, they let it go into a second season and that the show finds a stride in that time.
 
2017-10-04 10:08:44 AM  
Outrage is profitable for the ones generating it. The problem is idiot humans fall for it. Every. Single Time.

/shooting fish in a barrel.
 
2017-10-04 10:09:20 AM  
I don't particularly like being outraged, but sometimes it's a perfectly legitimate response.

(There are also a lot of stories these days that fall into the "biatch eating crackers" category, even from supposedly reputable news outlets, and that saddens me - especially when there's so much actual horribleness going on.)
 
2017-10-04 10:09:31 AM  
Resist the urge to get worked up about stupid stuff that knuckleheads say.

Problem is that the stuff that these knuckleheads say has real-world implications on quality of life not only at home but abroad as well. It can't just be dismissed like it means nothing, because the nuts are running the asylum.
 
2017-10-04 10:09:32 AM  

Lucky LaRue: Pazuzu Smith-Jones: Lucky LaRue: It's easy to identify the outrage addicts.  They are working themselves up over the color of Obama's suit or Trump appearing on Jimmy Fallon's show.

Or over liberals who oppose the mass murder of schoolchildren, gay people, and country fans.

You sound like you may be close to outrage.  This is a safe space.  Just let it out.


So if you're not outraged by things, you enjoy them? You're complicit in them? You ready to own Trump yet, Mr Creamsicle? You think by telling PR their issue isn't real because of a low body count, he is going to maga?

Do you feel safer here or on Facebook?
 
2017-10-04 10:10:06 AM  
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I just saw this on teh Twatters and it speaks to me. It knows me.
 
2017-10-04 10:10:10 AM  
 There is no other drug capable of delivering a High so pure and clean as Justified Outrage. It's addictive as hell and it won't cost a single penny... just your soul.

Humans are junkies for it the world over, always have been; we in the US aren't unique in that.  Like any addiction it immediately skews your perception of the world.   Just as an alcoholic Imagines everybody's got a bottle stashed in their desk, when an outrage junkie  need another fix, to get it somebody else has to be not just wrong but evilHatemongers will twist the world into a pretzel to find their wrongdoer and get their Fix.

 it's why right wing TV & talk radio has been so successful: they're pouring addictive drugs into their listeners' ears every day, all day.  It's a toxic environment, and shooters like the Vegas asswipe or the Ballfield bastard are Canaries in your Coal mine. These are the people who snap first. THEY WON'T BE THE LAST.

In this situation... TIGHTLY POLICING YOUR CANARIES WILL NOT HAVE THE DESIRED RESULT, CHANGING THEIR ENVIRONMENT JUST MIGHT.
 
2017-10-04 10:10:12 AM  
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Ant
2017-10-04 10:11:37 AM  
I would be perfectly happy if politics became mostly boring again. Unfortunately, we have that asshole in the White House now, so outrage is inevitable.
 
2017-10-04 10:11:57 AM  

kbronsito: Norquist Vagprobe: Mike_LowELL: Absolutely.  Once you accept that Young Sheldon is going to be the highest-rated show in America -- and with good reason, it's The Big Bang Theory that has figuratively injected a synthetic chemical commonly known to the public as "steroids" -- then you can take action in your life.

The fact that Big Bang Theory passes for smart television says all you need to know about this country.

Meanwhile, I have a feeling that The Orville will get cancelled. It hasn't impressed me yet but it has such potential and every Trek first season has sucked... even the good Treks. I hope that as a recognition of all the money McFarlane has made them, they let it go into a second season and that the show finds a stride in that time.


I only watched the first episode of the Orville and thought it was terrible. It seemed to be in some strange no man's land between an unfunny spoof and an unoriginal knock off.
 
2017-10-04 10:12:28 AM  
Only Jem is truly outrageous.
 
2017-10-04 10:14:14 AM  

Raspil: Lucky LaRue: It's easy to identify the outrage addicts.  They are working themselves up over the color of Obama's suit or Trump appearing on Jimmy Fallon's show.

Oh honey


It's an act. I've seen him admit as much in TFD threads. "LOLOL I TROL TEH LITERS!!" Just mark him appropriately and move on with your day.
 
2017-10-04 10:15:59 AM  

Mike_LowELL: Here's your amateur psychology lesson for the day, and yes, I posted for years on a website called Fark.com, so I'm very qualified to discuss the topic.

The modern internet means that people know every nasty horrible thing going on in the world, so they're now smart enough to know that they're getting farked over by someone, but they're still too dumb to find a constructive out.

So you know how StarCraft players think the reason I'm in Bronze League is because Protoss is beyond completely broken, because they have freakin' shields and like a billion health points, and Blizzard needs to fix their broken game?  It's videogame balance whining, but on a real-life scale.

If you're convinced the reason that you're not successful and/or happy is because of liberals/conservatives/socialism/immigrants/feminism, then every time Trump takes a dump on the Twitter stump, or women try to censor my Japanese animes with the consensual sex in the missionary position, then this PROVES the system is shiat and no wonder I can't make it!

The whole wraparound is way more complicated than that, in regards to why people are stressed the fark out by society, and how Rick and Morty are hilarious because "lol nihilism lol nothing matters", but it's pretty much a way for people to yell and scream that they tried so hard, and got so far, and how in the end, it doesn't even matter.

That's why I go onto the Linkin Park forums at least once a day to scream about Protoss, because Blizzard banned me from the Battle.net Forums and I have to complain about Dragoons somewhere.  They have like EIGHT range and they can hit my Bunkers, and I can't even fire back.  It's so dumb.


See? This is the kind of crap that makes me OUTRAGED.

It's like Bronzo the Worst here has never heard of using siege tanks on Dragoons or something. Jesus. Whine much? Not to mention SOMEONE forgot the power of stim packs on space marines, or on going in early for a zerg rush.
 
2017-10-04 10:17:41 AM  

Archidude: I only watched the first episode of the Orville and thought it was terrible. It seemed to be in some strange no man's land between an unfunny spoof and an unoriginal knock off.


You got to let these shows find their footing. Remember the first few episodes of ST:TNG? Terrible. I was almost ready to throw in the towel with the whole franchise.
 
2017-10-04 10:18:00 AM  
I'm starting to feel as if we're all frogs in hot water.
 
2017-10-04 10:19:17 AM  
[shiatty events, poor leadership, and deception intensifies endlessly, forever with the odds of improvement growing increasingly dim]

"Why is everyone so mad? Why do you haff2bmad?"

I bet if this clown was at risk of losing his health care he'd understand why people were angry.
 
2017-10-04 10:19:44 AM  

kbronsito: Norquist Vagprobe: Mike_LowELL: Absolutely.  Once you accept that Young Sheldon is going to be the highest-rated show in America -- and with good reason, it's The Big Bang Theory that has figuratively injected a synthetic chemical commonly known to the public as "steroids" -- then you can take action in your life.

The fact that Big Bang Theory passes for smart television says all you need to know about this country.

Meanwhile, I have a feeling that The Orville will get cancelled. It hasn't impressed me yet but it has such potential and every Trek first season has sucked... even the good Treks. I hope that as a recognition of all the money McFarlane has made them, they let it go into a second season and that the show finds a stride in that time.


I'm really liking the Orville. He's obviously a big fan of TNG and everything from set design, to music, to (most importantly) storylines hits the same tone of TNG. He's got some humor which I find doesn't go overboard and keeps it from taking itself too seriously. It's not an HBO level drama by any means, but it's a return to a Star Trek I really enjoyed and a nice break from "gritty drama preboot".
 
2017-10-04 10:20:20 AM  
Outraged.
It's the least I can do...
 
2017-10-04 10:20:36 AM  
Hey, WaPo, you are supposed to be outraged.

Quit trying to normalize this Mango Mussolini and this inverted totalitarian state.
 
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