AirAmerica-mocking meetup July 18, 2005 4:14 PM   Subscribe

Air America is apparently broadcasting from the Tea Lounge in Park Slope (on Union) this Friday morning. I plan to be there with my Little Green Footballs.com t-shirt on to deride them, and stir up some....coffee. That's how you'll recognize me.
posted by ParisParamus to Bugs at 4:14 PM (131 comments total)

*unfolds lawn chair, munches popcorn*
posted by quonsar at 4:15 PM on July 18, 2005


Hey, PP is proposing a meetup!
posted by kenko at 4:18 PM on July 18, 2005


oops. This is a meetup; not a bug (although, YMMV....).
posted by ParisParamus at 4:18 PM on July 18, 2005


*takes a seat next to quonsar, puts up feet, cracks open beer*
posted by scody at 4:19 PM on July 18, 2005


Hey, if it sucks, I can just continue across the street to my gym...
posted by ParisParamus at 4:22 PM on July 18, 2005


Will you also be excoriating SUV drivers?
posted by kenko at 4:22 PM on July 18, 2005


What the hell does this have to do with MetaFilter?

Oh.

*runs off to bake a pie*
posted by loquacious at 4:22 PM on July 18, 2005


The truth is that no one else here goes anywhere before 9am, which is when I'll be there.
posted by ParisParamus at 4:23 PM on July 18, 2005


Chickenshit pol-trooooooon.
posted by docgonzo at 4:25 PM on July 18, 2005


The truth is that no one else here goes anywhere before 9am

No, we just go to cool places without you. Yesterday I had breakfast with quonsar at a waterpark. Swear to god.
posted by PinkStainlessTail at 4:29 PM on July 18, 2005


get out, really?
posted by boo_radley at 4:33 PM on July 18, 2005


Yeah, that's why I couldn't make the mimosa party on your dirigible.
posted by PinkStainlessTail at 4:35 PM on July 18, 2005 [1 favorite]


oops. This is a meetup; not a bug

I thought it made sense to have it under "bugs" as Air America really bugs you. :)
posted by leftcoastbob at 4:35 PM on July 18, 2005


I'll pring my sniper rifle, and one bullet.
posted by crunchland at 4:35 PM on July 18, 2005


quonsar, please save this page before Matt kills it, please?
posted by matteo at 4:43 PM on July 18, 2005


San Dimas High School Football rules, huh, Paris?
posted by jonmc at 4:45 PM on July 18, 2005


You're protesting because they're not liberal enough, of course.
posted by scarabic at 4:50 PM on July 18, 2005


Make sure you let them know how this is an immoral occupation due to a lack of WMD. I'll be listening.
posted by bardic at 4:51 PM on July 18, 2005


I hope we'll get to see the pics of this Park Slope meet-up..
posted by ruelle at 4:56 PM on July 18, 2005


We did miss you on the S.S. Scout, Pink. A genteel morning of omlettes and mimosas loses its charm without your Wildean banter. Mrs. Minya and her boy did a few skits, but it's simply not up to scratch.
posted by boo_radley at 4:56 PM on July 18, 2005


The truth is that no one else here goes anywhere before 9am, which is when I'll be there.

How goes the night-shift at the Citgo?
posted by KevinSkomsvold at 4:58 PM on July 18, 2005


Hell, she can just come windsurfing with me and Divine_Wino out in Maspeth Creek. To be followed by brandy, cigars and skeet shooting. in that order.
posted by jonmc at 5:00 PM on July 18, 2005


I mean he. Got pinkstainlesstail mixed up with thepinksuperhero. No matter. The mumidor's full, the courvosier stock is plentiful, and I'll be up all night filling shells with buckshot.
posted by jonmc at 5:04 PM on July 18, 2005


Hey! That way I'll know who to {mildlyattackverb}! Kewl!
posted by sydnius at 5:07 PM on July 18, 2005



posted by matteo at 5:11 PM on July 18, 2005


matteo, HA!!
posted by scody at 5:13 PM on July 18, 2005


I love your balls Paris. Too bad I can not be there this Friday (just to bust them a bit). Touché kiddoi.
posted by caddis at 5:22 PM on July 18, 2005


Damn, I edited that 'i" out. What happened? In any event, good luck to you this Friday.
posted by caddis at 5:23 PM on July 18, 2005


hey matteo. you talkin' to me? you must be talkin' to me because there's no one else here...

(let's not insult travis bickle, huh?)
posted by jonmc at 5:38 PM on July 18, 2005


matteo - that awkward scene at the rally was exactly what sprung to mind.
posted by fire&wings at 5:42 PM on July 18, 2005


The amazing thing is that Bobby only got scarier after this. Want to watch him crack an egg?
posted by caddis at 5:44 PM on July 18, 2005


Maybe, but Pesci was scarier than Bobby in Goodfellas.

*strolls around whispering "Atlantis"*
posted by jonmc at 5:48 PM on July 18, 2005


jonmc: save some time and do the windsurfing and skeet shooting simultaneously..

Don't feed the troll folks. This thread was create exclusively so PP can wank in the corner hitting refresh on his browser while autoerotically asphyxiating himself with his LGF shirt.
posted by terrapin at 5:48 PM on July 18, 2005


pretentious? kiddoi?
posted by cortex at 5:51 PM on July 18, 2005


Got pinkstainlesstail mixed up with thepinksuperhero.

It's cuz I'm pretty.
posted by PinkStainlessTail at 5:53 PM on July 18, 2005


I just noticed that in that picture DeNiro has the exact shame chest hair configuration that I do. Just in case you were wondering.

Probably because we share an ethnic background. (DeNiro is part Irish)
posted by jonmc at 5:56 PM on July 18, 2005


Too bad I don't get in until the afternoon.
posted by SisterHavana at 5:58 PM on July 18, 2005


[removed "That nauseating, lame excuse for a radio network," from the beginning of PPs post]
posted by jessamyn at 6:00 PM on July 18, 2005


[Maybe you could trim that nauseating, lame excuse for a comma after "is" too?]
posted by PinkStainlessTail at 6:04 PM on July 18, 2005


Speaking as one who has on multiple occasions breached the "Too Much Information" barrier here at the MeFi, I must tell jonmc that NOBODY was wondering.

I am also part Irish, and my chest hair configration is nothing like that. There I go again.
posted by wendell at 6:07 PM on July 18, 2005


This is what Jess removed (from the very beginning of the post)):"That nauseating, lame excuse for a radio network,". Jess, that was lame. If that is how ParisParamus wants to present this please let him. Why censor it? By the way, if you are going to censor, I agree with PinkStainlessTail.
posted by caddis at 6:08 PM on July 18, 2005


By which I mean if you are going on a censor fest, you might as well clean up egregious grammar faux pas. I would expect nothing less with my posts, and I know your grammar is impeccable.
posted by caddis at 6:11 PM on July 18, 2005




Terrapin: Well, duh. The MeFi regulars have been doing a stellar job of ignoring him in the blue.

I didn't think he'd break so fast, though. It's going to be interesting to watch him self-destruct as the silent treatment progresses.


Lame edit on the front page post, IMO.
posted by five fresh fish at 6:14 PM on July 18, 2005


I am also part Irish, and my chest hair configration is nothing like that.

Perhaps, wendell, but I doubt you have any Eye-Talian in you like me and Bobby D. You are not a member of the Gaelic & Garlic Society. HaHA!
posted by jonmc at 6:14 PM on July 18, 2005


BTW, "Little Green Footballs" refers to pickin' and flickin' boogers, right?

How apropos.
posted by five fresh fish at 6:15 PM on July 18, 2005


It isn't even a tee-shirt. ParisHiltonParamus' chest hair is configured to spell out "LGF"...

/rimshot
posted by wendell at 6:19 PM on July 18, 2005


No Italian, jonaldmcdonald, but I have a lot of their former axis-mates, German.
posted by wendell at 6:29 PM on July 18, 2005


Momma I miss the old Paris Paramus.
posted by Ryvar at 6:30 PM on July 18, 2005


I'm surprised you'd write that, wendell. But it could be I'm misremembering a shaving thread in AskMe.
posted by five fresh fish at 6:32 PM on July 18, 2005


No Italian, jonaldmcdonald,

I do not have a red afro, and I'd never wear makeup. With the exceptions of Kiss, Alice Cooper and Twisted Sister, it's unmanly.
posted by jonmc at 6:32 PM on July 18, 2005


it's on friday? dude! I could go! maybe i'll see you there, PP. do you like to drink? we could go drinking. I'm sure there's bars open at 9am.

ps pm me
posted by fishfucker at 6:35 PM on July 18, 2005


Armitage Shanks, I laughed out loud.
posted by y2karl at 6:58 PM on July 18, 2005


[removed "That nauseating, lame excuse for a radio network," from the beginning of PPs post]

see, i just don't fucking understand stupid shit like this. what's the point? gee let's all pretend this post said something it didn't! or vice versa! hey! i know! let's take the twin towers out of movies and postcards! let's go to the library and cut shit i don't like out of books! yeah! and then hang up a big sign quoting exactly what i cut out, so people will know! everyone will be better off!
posted by quonsar at 6:59 PM on July 18, 2005


PLease remove "see,", "don't fucking understand stupid shit", and "what's the point? gee let's all pretend this post said something it didn't! or vice versa! hey! i know! let's take the twin towers out of movies and postcards! let's go to the library and cut shit i don't like out of books! yeah! and then hang up a big sign quoting exactly what i cut out, so people will know! everyone will be better off!" from quonsar's comment.
posted by PinkStainlessTail at 7:06 PM on July 18, 2005


but insert a note quoting it. tia.
posted by quonsar at 7:07 PM on July 18, 2005


the children will be safer.
posted by quonsar at 7:08 PM on July 18, 2005


what quonsar said a couple up. it was self-parodying. it was apologetic. it was friendly.
posted by andrew cooke at 7:12 PM on July 18, 2005


Don't wear a bowtie! Al hates them. If you wear one, you might end up beshamed and bloodied in a parking garage somewhere.
posted by mds35 at 7:14 PM on July 18, 2005


jonmc thinks that every single thread is really about jonmc, doesn't he?
posted by fleacircus at 7:22 PM on July 18, 2005


better me than PP, fleacircus? I'm just having some fun is all...
posted by jonmc at 7:28 PM on July 18, 2005


every single thread on jonmc is cool. cool as a bean. jonmc's threads are the cool.

it's a name
  it's a sensation
    it's a fragrance
it's jonmc.
posted by five fresh fish at 7:59 PM on July 18, 2005


I, for one, am glad Paris is bravely putting his life on the line for the cause of freedom and democracy by wearing a fucking T-shirt in a tea shop.
posted by Jimbob at 8:03 PM on July 18, 2005


[removed "That nauseating, lame excuse for a radio network," from the beginning of PPs post]

well, that's bullshit.
posted by puke & cry at 8:06 PM on July 18, 2005


Jessamyn - If you feel the need to edit a post for content and tone then you should just delete the post. Changing PP's post in this way distorts what he was originally saying.

You, as a librarian, should really know better.
posted by bshort at 8:10 PM on July 18, 2005


that's what i meant to say.
posted by puke & cry at 8:14 PM on July 18, 2005


well, it's still bullshit.
posted by quonsar at 8:16 PM on July 18, 2005


Changing PP's post in this way distorts what he was originally saying.

Okay. We just went through a similar issue with an AskMe question where a question asker's editorializing in the question rankled a bunch of people. I didn't want to edit or delete the post & the question was getting on-topic responses. I got a few emails saying maybe that's what should have happened, so it's fresh in my mind. There were a few flags on this post, so this seemed like an okay compromise and PP could have his meetup and not be unable to post for however many days. I tried to IM/email him to ask ahead of time w/ no luck. I'll do it differently next time. Cool?
posted by jessamyn at 8:45 PM on July 18, 2005


It's not exactly like we don't know what PP thinks of Air America anyway.

I guess he can't complain if people accuse him of being a sh*t disturber in the future, now, can he?..
posted by clevershark at 8:57 PM on July 18, 2005


no, still bullshit. You edited PPs jerk-off-fest to make him look like less of an asshole than he intended. No "cool?" here.
posted by puke & cry at 9:01 PM on July 18, 2005


I think I'll just wear a blue or black or white tea shirt now...
posted by ParisParamus at 9:01 PM on July 18, 2005


I think I'll just wear a blue or black or white tea shirt now...

Which is it, blue or black or white? Four guys named Serge need to know.
posted by Armitage Shanks at 9:04 PM on July 18, 2005


I, for one, am glad Paris is bravely putting his life on the line for the cause of freedom and democracy by wearing a fucking T-shirt in a tea shop.

And now he's to chickenshit to do that.

Nice, btw, Jimbob
posted by Ufez Jones at 9:17 PM on July 18, 2005


Just forget it. Too many mean-spirited people here. At this point, I'd be scared to go....the true hateful, mean-spirited reality of the Left strikes again. Please delete this thread.
posted by ParisParamus at 9:21 PM on July 18, 2005


and thus, it is complete!
posted by puke & cry at 9:29 PM on July 18, 2005


Yes. It is beautiful and pure.
posted by furiousthought at 9:33 PM on July 18, 2005


WMD's? Invade Syria? Back up yr shit, dude. You never have.
posted by bardic at 9:35 PM on July 18, 2005


Oh, man, this is a keeper. I laughed I cri--no, wait, I kept on laughing.
I'm calling cult thread. Best. Look. At. Me. Post .Ever.
posted by y2karl at 9:35 PM on July 18, 2005


Axis of weasels ripped his flesh.
posted by Armitage Shanks at 9:37 PM on July 18, 2005


Hey, fix that period and erase this, will ya, Jessamyn ? OK, thanks.
posted by y2karl at 9:38 PM on July 18, 2005


Shanks, you are on a roll tonight.
posted by y2karl at 9:39 PM on July 18, 2005


Paris is my muse.
posted by Armitage Shanks at 9:48 PM on July 18, 2005


So, lemme "get" this thread here... PP proposes to go to a public broadcast location for Air America wearing an LGF tee, and apparently as a result of everyone not taking him seriously and making jokes instead he might go in a nondescript t-shirt or maybe not go at all. Even though it's apparently happening right in his neighborhood.

Sheesh, even the French didn't capitulate that fast in WWII, and the Gerries were pointing guns at them.
posted by clevershark at 9:56 PM on July 18, 2005


He's a bagel eating surrender monkey.
posted by y2karl at 10:08 PM on July 18, 2005


There will be ten people wearing LGF T-shirts. Like at the end of that lame re-make of the Thomas Crown Affair...
posted by ParisParamus at 10:11 PM on July 18, 2005


The real joke is that PP is Al Franken, who will be wearing his LGF t-shirt at this event.
posted by Rothko at 10:15 PM on July 18, 2005


the joke is on us!
posted by puke & cry at 10:17 PM on July 18, 2005


That's the crux of it, isn't it?
The same people who puff themselves up to be all big, are the same ones that fail to follow through.
Call it international politics, call it the mating dance of the North American Snark.

Paris is bravely putting his life on the line for the cause of freedom and democracy by wearing a fucking T-shirt in a tea shop.
posted by Jimbob at 8:03 PM PST on July 18 [!]


That was sweet!
posted by Balisong at 10:17 PM on July 18, 2005


http://shows.airamericaradio.com/ms/
posted by ParisParamus at 10:33 PM on July 18, 2005


Cool?

You should really change the post back.
posted by bshort at 10:43 PM on July 18, 2005


I think I'll just wear a blue or black or white tea shirt now... There will be ten people wearing LGF T-shirts.

Perhaps jessamyn could act these clarifications to the post title? I was going to wear high heels and a ruby red dress but I'm having a hard time keeping track of where this fashion show is going.
posted by Rothko at 10:52 PM on July 18, 2005


Dude, you're insane. The Enterprise could never beat the Millenium Falcon.
posted by gramschmidt at 10:57 PM on July 18, 2005


If I could show up, I'd be in a thong and fishnets.
I can't wait to kiss paris on his lips..

Watch out, I might be armed.. no funny stuff in public!
posted by Balisong at 10:57 PM on July 18, 2005


paris, it's very meaningful of you to wear a t-shirt to be seen at a radio show ... just make sure you wear it within range of the microphones
posted by pyramid termite at 10:57 PM on July 18, 2005


With supporters like this no wonder the insurgency is in its last throes.
posted by Space Coyote at 11:02 PM on July 18, 2005


In jessamyn's defense -- As an exercise, count up the MeTa posts about "NewsFilter" over the past couple of months. There've been a few recent threads arguing about NewsFiltery politics infesting the green. No consensus yet (quelle suprise) but, iirc, in the threads there was an agreement that an overtly political question -- such as the query about why Robert Novak isn't in leg-irons -- was allowable, assuming that the question was phrased, and responded to, as an inquiry into the details of relevant legal statutes, or the ankle capacity of leg-irons, or the otherworldly workings of true justice, or whatever. Some specific and supra-political question.

Contrariwise, PP's entire post was a partisan trotline. jessamyn did what I thought we'd agreed should be done -- cut the political spew not essential to the (ostensible and MeTa-appropriate) message.

How is this a problem? PP was posting a meet-up -- what crucial info has been lost?
posted by vetiver at 11:04 PM on July 18, 2005


Well, I hate to go to bed at night without having a good laugh in the preceding day. Thanks to this thread that's not gonna happen tonight.
posted by clevershark at 11:09 PM on July 18, 2005


PP was posting a meet-up -- what crucial info has been lost?

Do you honestly believe that?
posted by Rothko at 11:14 PM on July 18, 2005


Please, Rothko. I didn't just fall off the Daily News truck.

As I said earlier:

Contrariwise, PP's entire post was a partisan trotline. jessamyn did what I thought we'd agreed should be done -- cut the political spew not essential to the (ostensible and MeTa-appropriate) message.

I'm happy to define "ostensible" for you, if you're confused. Or you could look it up.

In the future, you might find it helpful to read more than the last line of a post.
posted by vetiver at 11:45 PM on July 18, 2005


Oh, come on people. Can't you see he was just reaching out? He's attracted to liberals and wants to have them as friends, but can't quite get over the hump of admitting that he's one himself, like a closeted gay man denouncing homosexuals while at the same time being drawn to them. Fascination with the abomination? Be nice, and he might just join you.

Just think of the Little Green Footballs T-shirt as his olive branch.

(And now you've gone and scared him off.)

(And why don't other people have to work at 9 am on Fridays?)
posted by cytherea at 1:20 AM on July 19, 2005


Quonsar, please make a comment immediately.
posted by sic at 3:01 AM on July 19, 2005


Just forget it. Too many mean-spirited people here. At this point, I'd be scared to go....the true hateful, mean-spirited reality of the Left strikes again. Please delete this thread.

Hello, pot? Kettle for you.
posted by Vidiot at 3:05 AM on July 19, 2005


Hey, I'm thinking of downloading a pirated copy of Revenge of the Sith as a way of making back the money I wasted on the last two installments of the Star Wars franchise (which were absurdly bad). What do you guys think about that?
posted by sic at 3:17 AM on July 19, 2005


I'm going to show up on your front doorstep in a Wookie t-shirt. Watch out, Spock fans.
posted by Rothko at 3:35 AM on July 19, 2005


Where is Optimus when we need him/her?
posted by tr33hggr at 4:05 AM on July 19, 2005


puke & cry writes "no, still bullshit. You edited PPs jerk-off-fest to make him look like less of an asshole than he intended. No 'cool?' here."

Oh give me a break. When this comes down to a redacted copy of Are You There God, It's Me Margaret, let me know.

Cool from me.
posted by OmieWise at 4:31 AM on July 19, 2005


PP, wear a Green Tea shirt! Stitched up from the leaves! They're shaped almost like footballs. It'd be subtle, and witty and charming, just like.... oh. Never mind. I think you'd better go with something with a collar.
posted by Floydd at 6:30 AM on July 19, 2005


I'd just like to point out that the first time I saw this post, this morning, the number of comments was exactly 111.
posted by soyjoy at 7:40 AM on July 19, 2005


See, cuz Han Solo is a sarcastic, pragmatic captain who would do whatever needs to be done to ensure victory, and Kirk is a goofy caricature of a captain. He'd pretend to be all tough but would chicken out in the end.
posted by gramschmidt at 8:25 AM on July 19, 2005


I live on that very block, and work from home. I'll be there, too.
posted by skwm at 8:29 AM on July 19, 2005


What about a redacted copy of Are You There quonsar, It's Me, Paris?
posted by cytherea at 8:38 AM on July 19, 2005


Unbelievable.

I always thought PP would look best in a brown T-shirt.
posted by bardic at 8:55 AM on July 19, 2005


sic, I could see not wanting to waste money on a theater ticket, but any true Star Wars fan will at least hold out for the DVD box set for collector's purposes.

Balls-to-the-wall, Solo wins, whether the fight is by ship or hand-to-hand. You can't beat the tough-as-nails space pirate with the heart-of-gold.
posted by schroedinger at 9:23 AM on July 19, 2005


Just forget it. Too many mean-spirited people here. At this point, I'd be scared to go....the true hateful, mean-spirited reality of the Left strikes again. Please delete this thread.

Heh. You make a post about intentionally going to some lefty live radio broadcast with the explicitly described intent of stirring shit up, and then you bitch about the 'mean-spirited reality of the Left'?

Impose double standards much? And you ponder why people are pissed off about it?

That's just about as insane as being a school bully and then getting all surprised that all the picked-on kids rise up en masse and beat the everloving shit out of you, and then having the gall to start whining "Oh God, what did I ever do to you to deserve this?" about it.

Once again the hypocritically unconscious and wrongheaded Right strikes again.
posted by loquacious at 9:26 AM on July 19, 2005


Well, did you get all the attention you wanted, PP?

Becuase that's the only reason you posted this. To stir up responses and feed your insatiable ego.

I'm quite surprised jessamyn and matt left this at all. And, not to pile on jessamyn, it would have been better to kill the whole post rather than edit the post down so that PP looks almost rational, there are still some newer folks that haven't been clued into his "antics".
posted by fenriq at 9:55 AM on July 19, 2005


Oh, give her a break: this is a result of Flag It and Move On. Squeaky wheels get greased. I bitched when she edited my title tags but, as it turns out, she was responding to complaints. That is part of what she is supposed to do. I do like that she put the text removed in thread. It's an unpretty but Solomonic solution.
posted by y2karl at 10:14 AM on July 19, 2005


a pillar of divided infants.
posted by quonsar at 10:18 AM on July 19, 2005


I'll do it differently next time. Cool?

If by do it differently you mean you'll STOP CHANGING SHIT, then yes, cool.

You're not doing posterity any favors. At the very least, Matt needs to code a flag for editted comments.
posted by Civil_Disobedient at 10:19 AM on July 19, 2005


Becuase that's the only reason you posted this. To stir up responses and feed your insatiable ego.

How kind of you to assist him!
posted by five fresh fish at 10:43 AM on July 19, 2005


Many of you are full of shit; incapable of playful jousting; unable to not go 800% too far; jokes about shooting people. Ideally, a little politcal banter for this radio network sans ratings would be fun, help them out; fun for all. But instead, a whole lot of people conforming to that 800% thing.

This is to feed my ego? Well, then, why the hell did you respond? Jerk.
posted by ParisParamus at 10:54 AM on July 19, 2005


fff, his complementary response is justified by RIGHTEOUSNESS!
posted by cortex at 10:55 AM on July 19, 2005


I think I'll go, but incognito, and watch a few, or, perhaps, lots of clueless Metafilter jerks search high and low for their own personal political windmill; an extremist person who only exists in their imagination; someone invented to satisfy a primitive political outlook that needs an equally simplistic opponent.

Jerks.
posted by ParisParamus at 11:00 AM on July 19, 2005


I have to join this expression of frustration at the editing above. This was not a typo or a broken link.

I thought the rule here was "leave it as is" or "delete it entirely." I had the impression that editing other people's words (let alone doing so without visible evidence around the words themselves - is a tiny comment some ways down the page the right way to do this?) was totally incompatible with Matt's ideas of identity and accountability in a community.

To be most charitable, though: Why protect ParisParamus from the impact of his words? It's not like he slipped and that just accidentally came off his fingers. Either what he writes is OK (leave it alone), or it's not (delete it entirely, maybe even ban him).
posted by caitlinb at 11:08 AM on July 19, 2005


Boogers! Boogers, I say!
posted by five fresh fish at 11:13 AM on July 19, 2005


> Jerks.

PP at 11:54am and then again at 11:00am just elevated the debate. How inspiring -- he's restless.
posted by NewBornHippy at 11:25 AM on July 19, 2005


MetaFilter: Jerks.

What? Oh, that's been used before? Damn.
posted by loquacious at 11:26 AM on July 19, 2005


Politics is tiresome. Let's talk psychology instead.

The following is from the Wikipedia entry on sociopathy / antisocial personality disorder:
Cooke and Michie eliminated criteria related to criminal incarceration and juvenile delinquency and statistically analyzed three factors of psychopathy.

Arrogant/Deceitful Interpersonal Style

* Glibness/superficial charm
* Egocentricity/Grandiose sense of self-worth
* Pathological lying
* Conning/Manipulative

Deficient Affective Style

* Lack of remorse or guilt
* Callous/Lack of empathy
* Shallow affect
* Failure to accept responsibility for own actions

Impulsive/Irresponsible Behavioral Style

* Need for stimulation/Proneness to boredom
* Parasitic lifestyle
* Lack of realistic, long-term goals
* Impulsivity
* Irresponsibility
The "Need for stimulation" part is interesting. If the sociopath doesn't get his or her intended rise out of people, would he or she find another venue in which to practice his or her "Arrogant/Deceitful Interpersonal Style"?

I don't know.
posted by gramschmidt at 11:29 AM on July 19, 2005


y2karl writes "I'm calling cult thread. Best. Look. At. Me. Post .Ever."

Anyone starting a pool on when the flameout is going to occur?
posted by Mitheral at 11:29 AM on July 19, 2005


This meta diserves its own meta, btw -- maybe PP will create one.
posted by NewBornHippy at 11:30 AM on July 19, 2005


While I understand Jessamyn wanting to tone down the partisan noise, I can't help but be uncomfortable with the editing of posts for content. Fixing a tag, repairing a typo or moving portions of a long post inside are one thing -- totally changing the editorial spin of a post is quite another.

As distasteful as I find PP's Bush fellating blather rhetoric, I can't help but think that he was done a disservice. If the post is good enough to stay at all, it should remain as it was written (with the exceptions stated above).

Jessamyn, I rarely disagree with your decisions but you dropped the ball on this one. It would probably have been better to delete the thing entirely and give PP a chance to rephrase. I figure this isn't a real meet-up announcement but rather a clever troll (clever because it worked, we're responding). Forcing him to rephrase it without the political crap would, at very least, provide some small evidence of his sincerity.
posted by cedar at 11:40 AM on July 19, 2005


I think this thread has run its course. Paris, please don't make an ass of yourself like this in the future with a big fat MetaTalk troll like this thread.

Live and learn, and move on.
posted by mathowie (staff) at 11:47 AM on July 19, 2005


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