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From "Dakota Jack" <>
Subject Re: BOOBIES!
Date Sun, 23 Jul 2006 15:19:58 GMT
Thank you.  I can only say "Exactly".

On 7/23/06, Januski, Ken <> wrote:
> Like many I've resisted this thread because I figured it would be STUPID!
> STUPID, YES I SAID STUPID. Did that get your attention?
> Now let me ask: how many people read threads here whose subject is in caps
> followed by an explanation point? And what does that subject usually say?
> Something like HELP, TOMCAT DONT WORK, a type of spam or something similar.
> I almost always skip those messages. Some people have more patience than I
> and so do end up helping someone who has gotten desperate. More experienced
> users know that they're much more likely to get an answer to their question
> by choosing a more informative and less excited subject.
> So what does someone think when they see BOOBIES! and what did the author
> of that message think that they would think? Well I have little doubt that
> they expected anyone to think of birds and I doubt that that was the first
> reaction of any reader no matter how avid a birder. So I have a very hard
> time believing that the author had any intent other than to get a reaction
> of some sort from readers who saw the subject and didn't think bird. I don't
> think this has anything to do with puritanism or political correctness. I
> can't think of anything I like much less than political correctness. But
> it's very hard to see this as having anything to do with political
> correctness. To me it's just someone trying to be clever and then trying to
> cover their tracks when they find out that many uses don't actually find it
> clever. ENOUGH SAID!
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Robert Koberg []
> Sent: Sun 7/23/2006 7:28 AM
> To: Tomcat Users List
> Subject: Re: BOOBIES!
> Wow... how do some people make it through the day without exploding from
> some terrible insult.
> I can't believe this thread subject has turned into such a big deal. I
> deleted the first 5 or so because I thought it was spam. Then I saw
> names responding which I recognized.
> I really don't understand how someone can be offended by a word like
> 'boobies' and can still use the Internet, or real life for that matter.
> grow up and grow a skin... Dantes Inferno invoked for using the word
> 'boobies.' The road to hell is paved with...
> Dakota Jack wrote:
> > Golly, Charles,
> >
> > Maybe you need some training?  Maybe you are the one who does not get
> the
> > point?  If you think I am going to apologize for your taking a serious
> > topic
> > that hurts people and covering it with your inane indifference, you
> > might be
> > wrong.  The worst people are not the haters, although they are bad
> enough,
> > the worst people are the indifferent.  If you read Dantes Inferno you
> will
> > find the colder the heart, the more the indifference, the lower your
> level
> > in hell.  Understand?
> >
> > On 7/22/06, <> wrote:
> >>
> >> Thank you. I was caught up in a witch hunt and feel undeservedly bashed
> >> over my attempt to inject some light-hearted  jest into an overheated
> >> atmosphere. Plainly the poster who calls him or herself "Dakota Jack"
> >> didn't
> >> view the link. He or she had already made up his or her mind and
> >> couldn't be
> >> bothered with facts.
> >>
> >> For those of you didn't see the link, it was a photo of a bird (not
> >> engaged in a sexual or excretory function of patently offensive nature)
> >> native to the Galapagos Islands. It has blue feet and is commonly
> >> called a
> >> "Blue-footed booby".
> >>
> >> I await Dakota Jack's apology.
> >> --
> >> Charles Knell
> >> - email
> >>
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"You can lead a horse to water but you cannot make it float on its back."
~Dakota Jack~

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