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by Not Woman — Aug 13
Andy, old boy:

<blockquote> the hyper-sensitivity is one of the reasons I left the Bay Area.</blockquote>

You have to admit, groping the help had something to do with it, too.

<blockquote> Most places you can joke about things without worrying that someone is going to get deeply offended</blockquote>

When you say most places, do you mean the Golf Course for Rich Fatties, the marketing meeting full of cokehead fratboys, or the nude wrestling pit at the strip joint?

<blockquote>I think you just have to realize that no matter what you say, someone, somewhere will be offended, especially if you're in a diverse crowd. That, and some people just don't have a sense of humor.</blockquote>

In fact, at most wingut gatherings, this is usually followed up with a 'tasteless' negro joke, just to demonstrate that everyone there won't be offended by an egregiously anachronistic and racist outlook on life.

<blockquote>In the end, just remember there are people who do appreciate dry humor. They're just not always as vocal as the people who don't.</blockquote>

Hey, it's a great day to be holier-than-thou and tar a whole webload of strangers with the same dull brush. Let's see if we agree with this quote or not:

"Feminism was established to allow unattractive women easier access to the mainstream."

In the end, let's assume we're better than other people, because we were born with Teh Godliness, and the heathens can eat pesticide-laced cake. And so can women.

And if you don't like my post, I get to say (wait for it) 'some people have no sense of humor!' OMG L0L!!

On a serious note, it's the internet. You may have an audience that crosses CULTURES on the planet Earth, not just geeks within your subgroup of geeks on your wavelength. You cannot assume anything about the state of mind of your readers. They may barely understand the language (oops, sorry; I hope I didn't just set Andy off on a rant. All them furriners must speaks english!).
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