Dennis Yang's Favorite Posts of the Week

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Hello Techdirt! I'm Dennis Yang. I was one of the original folks that helped Mike get Techdirt started way back when. Now, I'm working on something a little bit different called Bureau of Trade, which, despite its official-sounding name, has actually nothing to do with anything remotely governmental. That said, it's been a long, long while since I've posted anything on Techdirt, so when Mike asked me to do a Favorites post, I leapt at the opportunity. And, that's it for this week -- thanks to the Techdirt team for writing a great flight of posts this week.


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    out_of_the_blue, May 11th, 2013 @ 3:44pm

    After 3 hours 40 minutes, charity comment:

    Funniest, accidentally, this week was Timothy Geigner, aka Dark Helmet, with characteristic overly-contrived attempt to turn a phrase:
    "Everyone by now is also aware of how afraid the Chinese government is of their citizens getting their hands on any information or news that the government hasn't scrubbed more clean than someone with OCD after exiting a sewer."

    Timmy wants to father a joke there, but after a few key strokes he's giggling at his own wit and loses his little diction.

    Mine^ is wit done right: punnish, based in fact for an effective barb, and re-usable too, in any social setting. -- Go ahead and steal it, kids. Every time you use it without attribution, conscience will prick you, ha.


    [Reminded of a DND-type book glanced into at least 20 years ago: "Her thoughts were as confused as those of a woman with PMS." -- After reading it over a few times in stunned disbelief, of course I put it back on the shelf. NEVER put acronyms into DND novels, spoils the illusion of milieu. Nor into jokes unless required and topical; otherwise just STOPS the flow.]

     

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      Beech, May 11th, 2013 @ 3:57pm

      Re: After 3 hours 40 minutes, charity comment:

      Since we're quoting, here's a quote relevant to your comment, Mr. Blue.

      "ENGLISH, MOTHERFUCKER, DO YOU SPEAK IT?"
      -Samuel L. Jackson, Pulp Fiction

       

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      Rikuo (profile), May 11th, 2013 @ 10:14pm

      Re: After 3 hours 40 minutes, charity comment:

      Wow, talk about being conceited. Btw, what was your comment? You left that out, retard.

       

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        Beech, May 12th, 2013 @ 5:18am

        Re: Re: After 3 hours 40 minutes, charity comment:

        Well, to be perfectly fair, " " is probably the smartest/wittiest thing he's ever said.

         

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        Anonymous Coward, May 12th, 2013 @ 6:57pm

        Re: Re: After 3 hours 40 minutes, charity comment:

        When trolls wonder why out_of_the_lube gets blocked and start singing his praises, this is why. Copyright enforcement's best and brightest.

         

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      Anonymous, May 12th, 2013 @ 5:30am

      Re: After 3 hours 40 minutes, charity comment:

      So you see yourself as The Punnisher, do you?
      If PMS is an acronym, what does that make DND?
      And dude, you said prick. Huh-huh-huh...

       

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      Anonymous Coward, May 12th, 2013 @ 11:02am

      Re: After 3 hours 40 minutes, charity comment:

      Mine^ is wit done right: punnish, based in fact for an effective barb, and re-usable too, in any social setting.

      Not only that, but in the proud tradition of comedy, you know how to tell everyone that you're funny and explain why. What a pro!

       

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    Anonymous Coward, May 12th, 2013 @ 6:15am

    Brown Nosing Google

    It is preposterous that people are actually excited about being spied upon daily by any Yeehaa dick#ead wearing spy glasses making normal activity like buying milk at a convenience store an opportunity for some sick f#ck to watch you bending over picking up a newspaper and later finding it has gone viral on you tube. I f#cking hate spies.

     

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      Anonymous Coward, May 12th, 2013 @ 9:00am

      Re: Brown Nosing Google

      Did you know that cellphones with cameras exist?

       

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      Anonymous Coward, May 12th, 2013 @ 10:29am

      Re: Brown Nosing Google

      If bending over reveals more anatomy that you are comfortable with, perhaps you should change your style of clothing.

       

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        Anonymous Coward, May 12th, 2013 @ 11:49am

        Re: Re: Brown Nosing Google

        yes, and all female victims of rape were 'asking for it' because of what they were wearing !!...

        /sarc

         

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        Anonymous Coward, May 12th, 2013 @ 11:15pm

        Re: Re: Brown Nosing Google

        Okay AC, I'll just tell everyone that they aren't allowed to have wardrobe malfunctions or wear anything that is not a burqa in public anymore because some douchenozzle wants to wear his creepy spy glasses and pleasure himself to all the captured footage he finds when he gets home later.

         

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      Anonymous Coward, May 12th, 2013 @ 11:10pm

      Re: Brown Nosing Google

      I hate to agree with the anonymous jerks but I have to agree. The difference between a cell phone and the glasses is that the glasses don't normally come off. Someone who is recording everything with a cell phone is very much going to make a spectacle of himself carrying it around and will likely be told at least once to stop (or at least will inconvenience themselves to where they may not record for extended periods of time).

      But the glasses? They don't come off. Any errant embarrassing movement in public is now immortalized in the internet.

      I hope you don't try to check your fly while someone is wearing these douchegoggles or you may find yourself part of a new Reddit meme. I suspect people merely wearing these glasses will be accosted by many angry bypassers once they realize what exactly the glasses are doing.

       

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