Come see what "positive", "affirmative" etc mean!

Tuesday, 15 September, Year 7 d.Tr. | Author: Mircea Popescu

Zhukov Check this out :


Annanas I guess issues come in all sizes.

Zhukov RUINED HER HAPPY DAY! My question tho, is, how exactly is the picture "negativity" ? Seems very positive. All affirmative.
Annanas lol

Zhukov Well ?
Annanas Seems fairly straightforward that sure while the pic is "all affirmative", it elicits negative feelings in poster, which must be attributed to person who made pic, otherwise it's an entirely self-contained problem in which case it'd be readily solvable. Does the nonsense make sense?

Zhukov Now it does ty!

Time for a little bit of re-education for all you trolls of the Interwebs. Copy these down in your notebooks one hundred times :

Positive : 1. That is based on an impartial evaluation of immediate observables, without regard for ideology or cognitive bias.
(see Positivism).
WRONG 2. That is certain, or has been verified, or can or should be relied upon.
("I'm positive I had the keys this morning - how else did I lock the door ?")
WRONG 3. That presents a quality, or contains a component, or displays a characteristic of interest.
(such as in "HIV positive")
WRONG 4. That proceeds in a measurable space away from the origin in such a manner that later elements or states are larger than earlier elements or states.
("Positive integer" ; through abuse : "positive evolution")
0. That which fosters and supports my chosen biases.
Affirmative : 1. A statement which does not employ the logical operand not (!, ¬) or its grammatical equivalents.
("This sentence is affirmative. This one is not.").
WRONG 2. (geeky). A verbose replacement for "yes".
("Are you a total dork ?" "Affirmative!")
0. Any public utterance of positive bullcrap.
Ignorant : 1. Unaware of facts previously established.
0. That which does not observe the above defintiions.
Feminism : 1. The notion that court testimony from a woman is as sound as if it came from a man.
WRONG 2. The notion that votes cast by women have the same validity and intrinsic value as votes cast by meni.

WRONG 3. The notion that while women on average work fewer hours during the year than men, their yearly pay should nevertheless be equal ; the notion that while women suck at most things they try and (unlike men) generally display the good sense not to persist it should nevertheless be the case that an equal number of men and women are found in all those fringe places where a good deal of luck is always required to supplement whatever natural talents one might possess.ii

0. Affirming the positive of women for that reason.

PS. For the record : nobody sees a fat chick as "beautiful". How she "sees herself" can strictly decide whether she will be perceived as merely fat, or fat and very annoying. Beauty requires actual work, none of this "seeing yourself" bullcrap.

  1. Incidentally, a statement which can only be true if we agree the value of votes is universally nil. []
  2. A proposition roughly commensurate in stupidity with the expectation that lottery winners represent fairly both populations : those who play the lottery, and those who do not. []
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14 Responses

  1. I would've liked to see the "I have honestly ... never...." bit finished. It looks like the invocation of unabashedly retarded, unchecked emotional outpour. An intense need to qualify something which isn't there. If an actual statement, however wrong, were there in its place, would the rest follow?

    Any bored psych graduate students reading?

  2. Mircea Popescu`s avatar
    Mircea Popescu 
    Tuesday, 15 September 2015

    I shudder to try and imagine what university psychology looks like these days.

  3. Libertard logic aside, I contest your point that *nobody* could see a fat chick as "beautiful." Men exist who are aroused more by teh fatties than otherwise. At the risk of sounding trite, "beauty" is entirely subjective. I mean, look at those guys who have sex with cars.

    I agree that you can't just declare "I am beautiful." I'd say it ties back to the thread about aims and failure. If you're ugly to most, either improve, aim for a subset, or prepare for failure.

  4. No worries`s avatar
    No worries 
    Friday, 18 September 2015

    Don't worry, lobbes. Not all hope is lost, it's all subjective after all: one of those men who have sex with cars and such may also want to do you. You're beautiful, too, now. (:

  5. lobbes: There are two easy explanations: stockholm syndrome and disordered thinking.

  6. Mircea Popescu`s avatar
    Mircea Popescu 
    Friday, 18 September 2015

    @lobbes I contest my point also, inasmuch as it isn't my point at all.

    There exist men who find nine year old girls sexually arousing. This does not mean nine year old girls are beautiful. They're just kids, about as pretty as worms.

    O, wait, wrong example.

    There are people who are sexually aroused by station wagons. Leaving aside the question of beauty in station wagons, the linked documentary pic doesn't make fucking 1970s LeBarons beautiful.

    Same fucking thing.

    Beauty is nothing else than being sexually arousing in general. It's not enough to provoke glee in women past the fucking age, and it's not enough to provoke the lone erection in that one weirdo in a stadium audience.

  7. No worries`s avatar
    No worries 
    Friday, 18 September 2015

    > Men exist who are aroused more by teh fatties than otherwise.

    Supposedly that's a thing in Mauritania. Or used to be not long ago.

  8. Mircea Popescu`s avatar
    Mircea Popescu 
    Friday, 18 September 2015

    Back before they started importing HFCS ?

  9. @Mircea Popescu

    'Beauty is nothing else than being sexually arousing in general.'

  10. @Mircea Popescu

    Lol, Wordpress ate half my comment.

    Essentially, with the 'in general' in the definition above, I can see your (actual) point. "Most of a set" is not equal to "all of a set" as you would agree.

    Or rather, if I applied this to another example: *Some* people enjoy Avant-garde jazz, but that doesn't make it 'good music.'

    @ No Worries

    Lol, you comin' on to me or something? ;/

  11. Mircea Popescu`s avatar
    Mircea Popescu 
    Thursday, 24 September 2015

    Be liberal in what you fuck and so conservative in what you mary they could confuse you for an Ottoman sultan. (Hint : they didn't marry.)

  12. Proud of you .

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