Chamblee54

One Sick Puppy

Posted in Undogegorized by chamblee54 on December 23, 2012

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PG woke up on sunday morning, checked his email, and found a message from Disqus. There was a comment dicussion going on at bloggingheads.tv. A commenter named right flag shared his opinion … “You are one sick puppy.”

The BHTV discussion had been about people paying large sums to own objects once used by famous people. The top item was a set of golf clubs, owned by President Kennedy. The instruments recently sold for $750,000. The headline of the discussion was “Joshua Knobe talks to George E. Newman about his research on why we value objects that have been owned by famous people.”

Maybe PG is not a contemporary person. He has never wanted a set of golf clubs owned by a philandering politician. PG does not play golf, nor does he have six digits to invest in such an artifact. His made a comment on this headline. “”why we value objects that have been owned by famous people. ” Someone somewhere might value these objects, but it is not me. “We” is a very poor word choice.”

The full reply by right flag is: “”why we value objects that have been owned by famous people. ” Someone somewhere might value these objects, but it is not me…. Really? What other ordinary sentiments you don’t share with normal humans? You are one sick puppy.”

As was said earlier, PG does not see the desire to own celebrity possessions as an ordinary sentiment. Perhaps it is a money thing. There is currently more money in our culture than there is goods and services. This is one cause of inflation. When people have money they don’t know what to do with, they spend it on silly things. They gamble. They use cocaine. They buy celebrity possessions.

The use of “we” in overheated rhetoric is another issue. People with an agenda to push love to tell us what “we” have done that is terrible. Perhaps the most flagrant example is in the urban legend email. This message comes out whenever there is a problem, asking how G-d could let some terrible thing happen. The quote is: “Then someone said let’s print magazines with pictures of nude women and call it wholesome, down-to-earth appreciation for the beauty of the female body. And we said OK. And then someone else took that appreciation a step further and published pictures of nude children and then further again by making them available on the Internet. And we said OK, they’re entitled to free speech.”

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One Response

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  1. Ocean said, on December 23, 2012 at 11:04 am

    Like you, I’m not interested in celebrity items, not expensive ones, and not cheap ones. I guess I’ve figured long ago that there’s nothing contagious or even desirable about celebrity status.


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