Funniest/Most Insightful Comments Of The Week At Techdirt
from the two-pair dept
We've got a pair of doubles this week, with both of the most insightful comments coming from one post, and both of the funniest coming from another. On the insightful side, it all happened on our post about the NYPD sergeant who said that guilty-until-proven-innocent is the price we pay for freedom. Squirrel Brains flew in the face of nominative determinism and delivered our most insightful comment of the week:
In my view, these comments by Sgt. Mullins make him a terrorist. He is advocating a philosophy calculated to terrorize the general citizenry and take away out fundamental rights. Why use bombs when you have the power of the NYPD behind you?
An anonymous commenter won second place with a different tack, exposing the fundamental contradiction in Mullins' statement:
“This is the price you pay to live in free society right now. It’s just the way it is,” Mullins adds.
Once you pay that price. You no longer live in a free society. That is just the way it is.
For editor's choice on the insightful side, we start out on our post about the debate over YouTube's new pay-channel plan. Rikuo honed in on one particularly tenacious myth that sprung up yet again in the conversation:
The message shown at around the 10 min, about "You can still watch your cat videos for free" just offends me. The implication there is, that on Youtube, there's only the low-quality no-intelligence-required cat videos. There's not. There's vast swathes of great videos, from reviewers to whole educational lessons.
And finally on the insightful side, we head to our post about the trademark dispute over gaijin.com, where t3rminus provided an important public service announcement for anyone making their opinion known to the company:
Of note is that this is "Gaijin Entertainment" (http://www.gaijinent.com/), makers of the MMO-flying-sim War Thunder, not "Gaijin Games" (http://gaijingames.com/), makers of the BIT.TRIP series.
You'd think people would be more confused with these two, as opposed to some random website that just happens to use http://www.gaijin.com...
That post also happens to be the one that yielded both of our funniest comments of the week. Up first is S. T. Stone with a simple observation:
And the Japanese all had a laugh about how a bunch of gaijins ended up fighting over the word "gaijin".
And second place goes to an anonymous commenter who accepted our challenge to quickly Godwin the comment thread, and an appended challenge that no "Techdirtian" would do such a thing:
You know who's a true Techdirtian? Hitler, that's who.
What do I win?
Don't miss the hilarity of footnote 5: "This punitive portion is calculated to be just below the cost of an effective appeal." Now that's fucking funny.
How to treat a gunshot wound:
Look around and check if there are medkits lying around. If there are, try walking over one.
Try yelling "Medic!" or "Excuse me! I'm in need of medical attention!" and see if a doctor wielding a nailgun shows up. If he does, make sure his shirt color matches yours before he applies "treatment".
If your vision is obscured by a pulsing red glow, try waiting it out. The wound will heal itself, unless you take damage from other sources.
/Disclaimer: It's been a while since I needed to treat gunshot wounds, so might knowledge might be a little outdated
(This method is especially effective for self-inflicted rocket wounds.)
That's all for this week!