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Every now and then something reminds you that not all humans are pathetically flawed pieces of crap.

This is one of those stories.

https://www.huffpost.com/entry/kidney-donation-online-dating-site_n_6162fbd6e4b06a986bd09b73
That was long, you old softy.
It could be made into a Hallmark movie.
I didn't make it to the end. Do they fuck? Does he die?

(Sorry about that. It's just you're disturbing when you care.)

Did you get a kitten recently?
stank: No and no to answer your questions. Smile

Besides, TA cares. He cares a very great deal. Which is why he won't put up with any bullshit from idiots and fools.
Sparky, ol' mate...aren't I allowed to be a dick? A Debby Downer? I have to off-set my Pollyanna image to get along with the skeptic gang.
I did feel slightly queezy about about shitting on one of TA's rare up-beat posts. I actually thought he might get a laugh from it.

Clearly you're mistaken regarding your second point above. Clearly, he will suffer at least one fool here.
I have no idea if he recently obtained a kitten. That was a joke line. I believe you saw it as such; hence the smiley emoticon.
But you really shouldn't speak for him...should you?
Maybe one of his kids found a starving kitten recently...and pleaded with Ma to tell Pa that we were keeping it.
That's a scenario I can easily fathom. I'm a daddy, too.
Sometimes your kids will beg you to allow the starving kitten into the home. You yield, thinking it will amuse them for a while.
You might explain to them that they will be responsible for it.
A few weeks later, when you're cleaning up the cat shit, you realize that you love your kids, possibly more than you hate cats. But you decide not to have any more. Cats or kids.

Sparky, to make up for my sin, I'll offer this legit praise of TA's experiment here:
He will endure fools. There's no moderation here. No censorship. It's a bold experiment.
Fools show up; they are free to express themselves. And interact with us. No rules. They always tend to leave. They realize that this small bunch isn't apt to jump on their bandwagon.
It's a rather brilliant strategy...if it even is one. It's an experiment in anarchy, without being pro-active about it.

Somehow, I slipped through.
I doubt if TA wants to see me gone here. Or if any of you do.
It's clear that I contribute here. I'm holding up my end of the unspoken agreement.
Another point of praise for TA, not that he needs it, is when the Aussie forum went down.
I was never technically banned from that site, which is strange for me. Iirc, TA was.
The extra hilarious part of that site going down, was the costs of hosting that site.
This is extra hilarious because I knew who was paying the bills.

TA saw through this absurdity and started this ridiculous experiment.
He recently told me, privately, that this costs him about 50$ per year.
And the site works remarkably well. Even though, the site it sprang from, couldn't manage the cost of it.
That caught my ear, for sure.
If I could entice him in to a few more bets, he might actually see a small profit.

OK, that's all I've got, as far as sucking up to sparky.
TA has never demanded that of me.
We are free to slam heads here.
Which is why I persist.
I'm not seeking an environment of people that agree with me. Hell, I don't even agree with me.
I seek legitimate debate.
I never liked easy women. I like something hard to love.
Jesus, for instance, is too easy to love.

And now we have Jesus freaks wearing guns to worship.
(10-15-2021, 03:14 PM)stanky Wrote: [ -> ]Maybe one of his kids found a starving kitten recently...and pleaded with Ma to tell Pa that we were keeping it.

Not going to happen. If one of them found a starving kitten, it would go straight to the pound.

It's probably some shortfall in my personality, but I can't get emotionally attached to animals.

I had a pet steer once. I named him Roast Beef, and at age 18 months he was shot and cut up into the most delicious beef I've ever had.
"But you really shouldn't speak for him...should you?"

Sorry about the misunderstanding. I wasn't attempting to speak for him. Simply giving MY opinion of him. Please go back and read it again.


Thanks.
(10-15-2021, 07:31 PM)The Atheist Wrote: [ -> ]
(10-15-2021, 03:14 PM)stanky Wrote: [ -> ]Maybe one of his kids found a starving kitten recently...and pleaded with Ma to tell Pa that we were keeping it.

Not going to happen. If one of them found a starving kitten, it would go straight to the pound.

It's probably some shortfall in my personality, but I can't get emotionally attached to animals.

I had a pet steer once. I named him Roast Beef, and at age 18 months he was shot and cut up into the most delicious beef I've ever had.

You're quite civilized. In these parts, the kitten would go straight to the pond.
(10-16-2021, 06:48 AM)sparks Wrote: [ -> ]"But you really shouldn't speak for him...should you?"

Sorry about the misunderstanding.  I wasn't attempting to speak for him.  Simply giving MY opinion of him.  Please go back and read it again.


Thanks.

I did. And I misinterpreted. I think you were answering my snide questions about the video...did they fuck; did he die. No and no.
I thought you were answering about if he got a kitten. Which, as it turns out, he didn't. Hence, awkward. For me. Pity that I enjoy social awkwardness to some degree. I have difficulty in just shutting the fuck up.

Maybe i should start a new thread wherein i would expound further in this apology?