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Friday, 27 September 2013

Uber Bad Taste

There's bad taste and then there's really bad taste. The owner of the Tumbledown Trails Golf Course in Wisconsin advertised nine holes of golf for $9.11 to mark the 12th anniversary of the 9/11 attacks .....

All Done In The Best Possible Taste

Apparently they had been making this offer in the Wisconsin State Journal for several years without any comment, before one of the self righteous, who seem to patrol our public consciousness these days as self ordained ministers of our moral well being, decided to get involved, and the the advert went viral.

As you might expect, this led to the usual death threats on Social Media sites .... we get more and more like the rest of the backward world in that regard. So he has apologised .... however it has to be said that he may not really understand why he has to do so.

"We're a little hurt by the fact that people are putting such a negative context on this. I thought people would appreciate it."

But bravely he added  "We could close, but then all these people with their negative attitudes, they win.'' .... I couldn't agree more. Time was when a little crassness or bad taste might get a reproving comment but not 'death threats', we were tolerant enough to let it go ..... but not now. We now use the Internet to form vigilante mobs and hound people in Troll Attacks.

Is that so far removed from the real mobs in the Muslim world, who burn houses and kill people? Not so far in my opinion.

4 comments:

  1. I think it's a combination of anonymity and the law of averages (there's always one, and now s/he can be heard), but mainly anonymity.

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    1. Social Internet forums have a lot to answer for in my opinion. The rise of the "Troll" is a curse.

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    2. A 'Fellowship' is required to rid us of these Trolls comprising of a dwarf (no shortage of them), an aspiring King (a few of them about too) and Legolas, or "Legoman" as American Dad referred to him.
      Some very large perambulating trees wouldn't go amiss either, perumm, perumm.

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    3. Ah you mean, Clegg, Milliband and Johnson ......

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