arma virumque cano (et alia)
From the "article": . . . propping their giant atrophied glutes . . . The author apparently has as much skill with the English language as Jadefool does--"giant atrophied"?But, hey--as long as he keeps his racial slurs ("crackers") aimed at white people, and hammers the ageism bit, all is well, aye?
Zorro: There's nothing amiss with that description--what do you find objectionable from a grammar standpoint?
Um . . . well, the fact that it is a very obvious contradiction in terms, with (so as not to ask anyone to take my word for it) "atrophy" being defined as:1: decrease in size or wasting away of a body part or tissue; also : arrested development or loss of a part or organ incidental to the normal development or life of an animal or plant2: a wasting away or progressive decline I would hope that even you will not need to see "giant" defined, in order to notice that things characterized by "decrease in size or wasting away" tend not to be "giant."But, hey--I see why you like this author--he shares your enjoyment of reveling in the medical difficulties of others.More from the article: . . . truly awesome quantity of medical hardware: Seemingly every third person in the place is sucking oxygen from a tank . . . Perhaps you two could collaborate on a humorous piece about a gun blogger's child's terminal illness.
Well, Roy, actually "atrophied" and "giant" isn't a contradiction. As the author used "atrophied" to mean the wasting away or deline of muscle tissue--it is certainly appropriate. For example, if you've seen recent pictures of Ahhhnuld--hi once muscular physique has atrophied significantly with age and lack of training. He's still huge but flabby huge.
Hmm . . . I don't believe I've ever been called "Roy" before--which kinda makes sense, given the fact that it isn't my name, but I know how silly it would be for me to expect accuracy (or even rationality) from you.Is it your contention, then, that the author is claiming that the attendees of the rally were in large part comprised of former bodybuilders, whose gluteus muscles were once very highly developed, and have since atrophied, but are still quite large (even "giant")?I gotta tell you--that seems more than a little unlikely.
"Hmm . . . I don't believe I've ever been called "Roy" before--which kinda makes sense, given the fact that it isn't my name, but I know how silly it would be for me to expect accuracy (or even rationality) from you."Ahh, but Jade has decided that you are "Roy" and from now on, that's what he's going to call you. Nice to meet you, I'm Mike W (I'm really not Mike W, but Jade has decided that I am). You'll need a program to follow along, and fortunately, AztecRed sells them (his name is Doug, although it really isn't) and RuffRidr (his name is Mark Twain, just like Samuel Clemens!) sells popcorn. The guys selling sodas is Van Dyke, and he's kind of new, but he answers to Vasily (I think he's Russian or something, who the hell knows anymore).If you have trouble keeping everyone straight, just ask Guy (that's Jadegold). No really, that's Jadegold.
Well, in that case, pleased to meet you, Ano . . . er, Mike W.Well, now that I have a new role to play, let it not be said that I played it to anything less than the very best of my abilities.In keeping with that spirit, enjoy my new profile pic, displaying my real identity (along with my trusty steed, Trigger).
I realize I've said a time or two that this blog is about entertainment and not reporting, but you guys have really gone overboard lately. Zorro you started it with your never-ending attempts at impressing everybody with your razor-sharp work skills. This is what derailed the discussion.The article was a wonderful, colorful description of the tea patry members, who for the most part occupy the same pigeon hole as the gun owners.
no mike you started it
I agree with Weer'd on this one Mike. You reap what you sow.
Jadefool's Biggest (Only?) Cheerleader:Zorro you started it with your never-ending attempts at impressing everybody with your razor-sharp work[?] skills.First, try to keep up, JB(O?)C--I'm "Roy" now. Jadefool says so, and I know you prefer to agree with everything Jadefool says.Actually, "impressing everybody" is (probably fortunately for me) not really a priority of mine, and did you perhaps mean "word skills," rather than "work"?Regardless, it takes no great skill to note that the words "giant atrophied glutes" don't work very well together (to put it mildly).Jadefool's Biggest (Only?) Cheerleader"The article was a wonderful, colorful description of the tea patry members, who for the most part occupy the same pigeon hole as the gun owners.You enjoyed a venom spewing hit piece on the Tea Party--how shocking.I see your resolve not to pigeonhole people didn't last long.Another shock.
Weer'd Beard, my apologies. I had forgotten you (and TS, too) in the list of characters here at MikeB's "ban of the way of the gun" funhouse and emporium.
"This is what derailed the discussion."Really, is any "discussion" started by (or involving) Jadegold ever "railed" to begin with? Kind of hard to become derailed, then, isn't it? Especially since it isn't really a discussion, but bile-filled hate from Jade.
Liars drop the topic at hand like it was red-hot when caught in a lie.Doesn't matter if its MikeyB or his loyal little bitch!
Zorro, I did mean word skills. Thanks for pointing that out. I know you didn't do it to impress anyone, just like when you use your [sic] notation, it's just for clarity's sake.RuffRidr said, "I agree with Weer'd on this one Mike. You reap what you sow."Does "on this one" mean that sometimes you don't agree with Weer'd? Name me some of those times, I dare ya.
Does "on this one" mean that sometimes you don't agree with Weer'd? Name me some of those times, I dare ya.Sure. I don't agree with Weer'd when he brings up your criminal past. I think your illegally owning of guns (if it actually happened) was so minor as to be inconsequential. The only thing it makes you is a hyprocrite. That's been noted, so let's move on. Feel better?
Jadefool's Biggest (Only?) Cheerleader:I know you didn't do it to impress anyone, just like when you use your [sic] notation, it's just for clarity's sake.As I've said repeatedly, you're coming from a perspective so impenetrably alien to me that I need all the help I can get figuring out what you're talking about.If you had said, "I think we need a federal law mandating that all gun owners must wear live squirrels on their heads at all times," for all I know, you could actually mean that, or it might just be a really odd misspelling of, " . . . all gun owners (and prospective gun owners) undergo a psychological evaluation before purchasing a gun, with followup evaluations annually."Both proposals, incidentally, make about the same amount of sense to me.
RuffRidr, you keep that slick manipulating up, that twisting of rationale to reject attacks and insult your attacker at the same time, and you're gonna replace Zorro as my favorite.
So fickle . . .