We had a lot of fun reading this thread.
It’s the equivalent of mocking someone sobbing about a dead relative on an old telephone party line, back before they had direct dial.
Fussbett: A favourite analogy style of mine. The likening of the present to something with which we can all relate: the technology of our great-grandparents.
ToutSuite: yeah, all those bastards back then, mocking people on the party line. Until AT&T set up PvP party lines.
Fussbett: I guess this means soon WoW will evolve from the antiquated party line to the modern direct dial at which point you can call up your desired cow-avatar player and discuss your dead relatives in private.
ToutSuite: yeah, funerals will be two person affairs, or large group affairs conducted single file.
Fussbett: No gankers though, but maybe phreakers. Hard to say. The future is tough to predict.
ToutSuite: All I know is the game will be much better. Much like the analogies, we’re just warming up.
Would you go streaking someone’s funeral, in front of their friends and family, in real life because you didn’t like the guy?
ToutSuite: YES. I mean, as long as there was a changing room nearby. I’m not streaking TO the funeral, because I don’t know if I dislike everyone who might see me naked on the way.
Fussbett: Another great analogy style, I get to imagine myself in a hypothetical moral dilemma. The First Person Shooter of analogies.
ToutSuite: yeah, this analogy transports you from the humdrum world of playing WoW online and lets you use your imagination to explore new mundane worlds of alleged offenses
ToutSuite: your only cost: reporting back how bad you think they’d make you feel
Fussbett: This analogy is sound because showing people my cock is a lot like killing their WoW character.
ToutSuite: actually, you would have to recruit about 30 of your friends to also show their cocks.
ToutSuite: Suddenly I think the joke is more on you than on the mourners. So this analogist wins either way.
ToutSuite: (chess analogy)
Alright. Say you’re at the mall. Say you see a 450 pound retarded kid pouring his
pizza-flavored milkshake down the front of his overalls.
The moment that you point and laugh at him, he’s no longer the most pathetic person in the building.
ToutSuite: If I saw someone spilling a pizza flavored milkshake, I’d cry at the inhumanity of wasting that delicious drink
Fussbett: The kid is so fat, he’s drinking pizza milkshakes. Fat people aren’t content with regular chocolate. Don’t laugh at that!
Fussbett: This guy really made a mockery of a fat child, and then chastized us for even THINKING about laughing. I wasn’t the one who came up with the pizza drinking fatso, pal.
ToutSuite: He’s no longer the most pathetic person. Most pathetic person? The non-retarded janitor mopping up the pizza shake.
ToutSuite: This is a very detailed analogy.
Fussbett: What about the mother of the fat kid? I guess she’s Blizzard. Or society.
ToutSuite: How does he know that retards like pizza shakes? And would know where to get them? I’m a college graduate, and I still haven’t found one.
Fussbett: They’re the drinks of choice for the lowest forms of life. But don’t you dare laugh, you cocksucker.
ToutSuite: Not me! I don’t want to be pathetic.
Fussbett: Why can’t you nuture and protect the sick abomination that was invented in this guy’s crazy head?
ToutSuite: What should I do, then? Make a big show of ignoring the pizza shake spillage?
Fussbett: Enroll him in an afterschool program or something, you heartless jerk.
ToutSuite: Really, what I should be doing is making sure anyone who DOES laugh knows what a fag they are.
Fussbett: This analogy excercise is to fine out who we should be laughing at. There are some pizza-flavoured red herrings.
ToutSuite: Well, so far I’ve learned not to laugh at anyone. Hopefully this will be refined further.
Except the 450 LB retard in question is being roleplayed in an online video game, and you’re pointing at him and sneering.
ToutSuite: I like when people snap the analogy back to reality
Fussbett: That guy was issued a big dose of correction milkshake.
ToutSuite: PSH, your analogy might hold water if we were talking about ACTUAL 450lb retards sipping pizza shakes. But, sir, we are talking about virtual ones.
ToutSuite: I suggest you recalibrate.
Fussbett: He’s putting the analogy back into the virtual realm, which really removes the sting of the original analogy.
ToutSuite: Yeah, I don’t feel so bad for the retard now that I realize he’s not real. Side benefit: I don’t feel so bad for myself for laughing at him.
ToutSuite: In fact I wish I’d laughed a little louder, and a little longer.
Fussbett: What if you laugh in the MMORPG but NOT in real life. Like when I type LOL but really my face didn’t even move?
ToutSuite: Well, this hasn’t been breached yet, but another thing you’re not supposed to do is laugh in the MMORPG and then tell everyone you laughed.
ToutSuite: We need a new acronym, like LUMB - laughing under my breath
ToutSuite: SALWS - stifling a laugh while smirking
Fussbett: Ok, time to take off your thinking cap. Here comes a real simple analogy.
How about a real simple analogy: Let’s say someone here at Qt3 hosts a game of
Counterstrike. Clearly, it’s okay for any of us to kill any of the others (team-killing aside I guess), as that’s what the game is all about. But as soon as someone starts injecting completely tasteless comments, then yes, I believe that’s out of line. As an example, let’s say one of the players had a death in his/her immediate family and everyone was aware of it. Now how would you feel if someone starting making denigrating remarks about his/her recently deceased family member during certain moments of the game?
ToutSuite: fuck, for a simple analogy there’s a lot of “Let’s says” in there. I might need a flow chart.
Fussbett: He refutes his own point right in the second sentence of the analogy. You can kill anyone. Well, not anyone.
ToutSuite: Yeah, he agrees it’s okay to kill anyone, except maybe your own team? He guesses? He didn’t think this analogy through.
Fussbett: His simple analogy has a few points that confuse him. Should a simple analogy need an example? Upon re-reading I see that his point is “Should you make fun of someone in a game?” He sure butchered that.
Do you all leave your front dooors unlocked on Christmas?
Fussbett: Now that’s simple. He leaves the answer and ramifications up to us.
ToutSuite: Is that for Santa Clause? I thought he used the chimney.
ToutSuite: He’s asking us to answer as a group.
Fussbett: He should’ve made a poll.
ToutSuite: So, I’m guessing the answer is no, because what are the chances we ALL do that?
Fussbett: Probability is low, yes.
ToutSuite: Okay, so what conclusion can we draw from that? Not everyone is as thoughtful to Santa? But some people are?
This is like complaining about the Bad Guy Professional Wrestlers.
ToutSuite: I think the point is that it shows how dumb you are and plus this guy is also pointing out that he knows wrestling is fake.
Just because someone is a dipshit doesn’t make it OK to fuck with them for giggles. For example, just because you defend assholes doesn’t make it tight for me to prank call your boss and get you fired, right?
ToutSuite: I love a threat veiled as an analogy!
Fussbett: Yeah this is really pushing the limits of analogy making.
ToutSuite: It’s a cruise missile right into the guts of the poster he’s responding to
Fussbett: Plus I think gangsters say “tight”!
ToutSuite: The intent: to slap you across the face with a cold dose of reality. It was all fun and games until you got fired because this guy called your boss and said…
ToutSuite: Well, I don’t know what he’d say. But it would get you fired.
Fussbett: I’m disappointed that even dipshits are now off limits. First I can’t laugh at pizza drinkers and now I shouldn’t fuck with dipshits.
ToutSuite: Well, he’s being specific that it’s not okay to fuck with them FOR GIGGLES. But if you fuck with them for national security, then you get a pass.
Fussbett: So can I do it for money? Money makes things right.
ToutSuite: Yeah, then it’s your job
Fussbett: Nice, that’s tight.
Maybe in that Riddle thread, Matthew Gallant dropped dead from Logic Overload and is laying there, his bloated corpse still clutching his mouse. Am I a complete jerkoff for calling him an anencephalic morphodite while his mortal coil putrifies unbeknownst to me?
ToutSuite: Um… yes?
ToutSuite: It’s hard to answer questions with such absolutes. A COMPLETE jerkoff? Well, not because of calling him an elephant morpheus.
Fussbett: I don’t know about you, but this vocabulary really impressed me. He endeavoured to make the analogy more difficult to understand than the situation being analogized. A reverse analogy.
Fussbett: I think there are also some in-jokes in this analogy. I would’ve appreciated an asterisk and footnote.
ToutSuite: Yeah, he’s referencing other threads (THAT HE ALREADY WON). So it also serves as a warning.