For an 18th post, this is pretty awesome. Not many people go head to head with sseagle and live to tell about it. Kudos, Bluenoteworthy. And feel free to stick around for awhile. It's always great seeing someone new to the boards mix it up with our resident ol' cranky pants.
Thank you. I'll try to stick around. But you say not many people go against sseagle and live to tell the tale. Plus he is a badass midget stomper
. He could be on his way here right now......
Domestic violence is a serious thing, I totally agree with that, but I'm able to see what was said and let it go because I realize the source (internet forum, hockey, and I know sseagle's personality enough by now to know that he probably doesn't actually consider Varlamov "a badass"). That's the problem with society today. Everything is a big damn deal no matter what the circumstances and everyone is always offended by something. I realize there are stances to take against domestic violence and all sorts of heinous garbage out there, but you gotta pick your battles. Change doesn't happen by letting everything go, however, and sometimes little things like this CAN make some difference because I guess you never know who reads what, but, statistically, and as a visitor of this site for over a decade, you're probably better off putting forth the effort someplace else than here. If you expect an internet forum about a hockey team to be your platform to take any kind of grandiose stand against anything, I'm afraid you're not familiar with the internet. It's a cesspool of shit, mostly.
/sigh There is no battle. (Franking) A (I'm getting the hang of the cursing thing, just curse instead of coming up with an intelligent statement, so easy
). There was no effort. I work on my computer all day. I took a break to visit the site. I read the post. I posted back. My posts took less than 5 minutes to write and I had a blast writing the last one.
As I said, I originally realized sseagle was joking. Even if I didn't understand sarcasm, it doesn't take 10 years to realize he would never compliment another team's player. I ignored the joking nature of the original post and made a comment on the topic. I used the term "badass" as a jumping point because it is the opposite of how I view people who beat their girlfriends. I was not trying to change the world. I volunteer and donate to do that. I was venting my frustrations that there are men in the world who do this. It worked a bit. It is unlikely I ever will meet Varlamov to tell him off to his face. If the allegations prove true, I will if I do happen to run into him (how do you say coward in Russian?). So I said it here.
It had nothing to do with sseagle, his post, his opinions, or trying to change the mind of anyone else. It does seem like several people agreed with me, but you and sseagle took offense that I wasn't posting about a joke or hockey (Gawd Forbid
). So whose panties got in a bunch?
Why don't you pull the thong out of your crack and let's go back to talking about hockey. Go Blues!!!!!