Shelved by: Jay on 2012-04-22
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Pretending you watch documentaries on YouTube... Pff... You happened to have a cat video in one tab and came across the quote on Facebook in another, right?
It's 25:16 in.
Fun fact, if you right click on a youtube video you can click "copy video url at current time" and link directly to a certain part of a video.
Notice the "#t=1515s" at the end of the url. That is the number of seconds into the video you want to link to. You can change that number in the url too if you don't want to use the right click method.
YouTube is the only reason I have any sort of grasp of dialectical materialism.
I'm sorry, but it looks like you are watching it in pokemon because of the borders around the quotes.
I'm not a huge Hawking fan -- He didn't really add anything huge to the Astrophys community other than Hawking radiation.
I agree. He seems arrogant as well.
...You know you post funny stuff on this site, right? It's not really a medium to brag how you watched a documentary about a handicapped physicist.
I wasn't bragging at all? You don't have to be intelligent to watch a Stephen Hawking documentary.. that's the point of him making them, so that complex scientific theories can be explained in, what are essentially, layman's terms.
Also, as a side-note, you're probably not one to talk about what should be posted on this site considering that you have a -17 lolcount on your submitted and only 39 comment lols...
I come here to view shit, I don't post a lot. I have -17 because I stupidly made fun of dragonball in a post bad choice on this site I also don't comment a whole lot, I have a job and just browse this site when I'm bored. I never said you were intelligent.
Well, seeing as you don't contribute to the Lolbrary community, of which I like to think of myself as at least a respected member, then what right do you have to tell me what I can and cannot post on this site? If you're only an infrequent, or not particularly avid, spectator in your own description, then surely you wouldn't be so distressed in what I've posted and would simply click the next button? I think it's a little much to accuse me of bragging.
Go Jay, go Jay!
I actually do contribute. For one I'm the reason there's still "The Big Archive," so that we can search for past posts based on title, not date, among other suggestions they've taken for the site for better use/enjoyment. I'm sorry I don't contribute in the sense of posting meme comics of myself watching youtube videos. I recognize your name and I've seen your other stuff before, a lot of it is very good. However, this might be the most boring post on the site. It's not bad or stupid necessarily, just very a really drawn out way of posting an uninteresting Stephen Hawking quote. I don't sit in front of a computer all day posting and commenting because I've got other shit to do, but I do look at every new post everyday and I'm fairly certain I've seen 99.99999% of all the posts on this site. Also, let's be honest, most of the content posted on here is not original and existed elsewhere on the internet first. Often someone has posted the latest crop of funny images before I get a chance to contribute. The guys sitting in their mother's basement at 4am on a computer beat me to the punch usually. You should probably respect the fact that I concede this and am not a serial reposter (I'm not accusing you of that, the most heinous of lolbrary crimes, fit for capital punishment). Whether I'm someone who posts 10 items a day or just a first time user, I still know what's funny and this wasn't. I mean, it's called the LOLbrary, not the Post-One-of-the-Least-Interesting-Things-Stephen-Hawking-Ever-Saidbrary.
I have 87 upvotes that beg to differ that this post is not interesting/is boring/is not funny. I don't even contribute that much compared to most Lolbrarians in posts, but I comment on a regular basis. For example Meadock posts everyday (at least he tries to) and he's become well known for reposting material, but the Lolbrary community doesn't slate him for it, they make a joke out of it. Meadock's a welcome member of the community.
Onto the "it's called the LOLbrary, not the Post-One-of-the-Least-Interesting-Things-Stephen-Hawking-Ever-Saidbrary" point. Again, there are plenty of fellow Lolbrarians who would, and have, disagreed with you. Just because you did not find it interesting or funny, doesn't mean everyone shares your viewpoint. I wouldn't have posted it if I personally didn't think it was suitable for the site, and it seems that people have enjoyed the post on the whole, finding it interesting and/or amusing. You may also find that a lot of Lolbrarians also post interesting material as well as amusing material. If it wasn't suitably interesting or amusing, then it would have gained a negative vote balance and would probably have been removed by billmalarky.
We're breaking this shit into a list now...
1) The reposting thing was a joke, something that comes up a lot and was a hot topic on here not too long ago. I'm well aware of meadcock and don't actually wish him put to death. Perhaps I should've included "lol" or ":P"
2) Yes, I didn't find it funny or interesting and I can comment if I want to. I don't need to have 1000 posts on here to comment that something wasn't funny or interesting. Not that I'm saying all 72 votes fall under this category, but you probably get a decent amount of votes just from being known on here. I think you've scored a lot better in other posts? The prior comments to this stand off were mostly giving you shit for saying you watched a documentary on youtube, not saying how awesome it is.
3) There are a lot of things that are "interesting," but not necessarily funny on here, and often they're pretty damn cool. This wasn't, in my opinion (that better???)
4) It wasn't an offensive/gratuitous post, so it wouldn't be taken down.
5) I think you're taking way too much offense to a sarcastic comment on a site for humor.
1) The Meadock reference wasn't about the repost thing you said, it was about the community, it just so happened that Meadock was known on the community for reposts.
2) I didn't say you needed posts to comment, only that you're not the governing body of what should and shouldn't be on the site, so there's not much point in telling me what I should/n't post. This is actually one of my most upvoted posts, I usually get an average of 60-70 or so (can't be bothered to work it out now). Prior comments to this "stand off"? Well, one comment was a sly joke about me watching the documentary, so that's only one criticism. One other was about pokemon, one was actually supporting YouTube as a source for education and the others weren't criticising the post, only mentioning that they didn't respect Hawking that much. Granted they weren't wooping for joy over it, but some posts don't even get comments.
3) Yeah, that's fine, that's what I was saying. It's fine to not like it, just a bit out of order to make personal accusations about me bragging, even if it is only over the internet.
4) Fair enough. I'll give you that.
5) Even if it was just sarcasm, sarcasm is intended to ridicule or wound someone. I think it's fair enough to defend myself?
Stand off... cooler than saying lolbrary reply chain???
1) At least stuff that gets reposted is normally good, hence the popularity. I think I see what you meant, I misinterpreted it. There's A LOT of slating here. It's the fucking internet, all people do is slate others (and watch porn... and apparently Stephen Hawking documentaries).
2) You're the one brought posts/comments into this, suggesting I shouldn't comment since I'm not an avid member of the community.
3) You're taking too much offense to the word "bragging." The post came off pretentious (to me) like a New Yorker cartoon... It seemed like a self projection of intellect masked in cartoon form.
4) Pussy, don't concede, fucking argue like a man... jk
5) Wound???? I'm sorry if I hurt your feelings.
Oh wow you've really become quite the civilised gentleman now.
1) Of course there's a lot of slating on the internet, but here we have a nice little community in the vast expanse of the webz. We joke around, throw a few insults around now and again, but as Decave said; hater comments "really need to say some funny shit to pull it off". Your comment was just an accusation without the funny.
2) Well actually you brought posts/comments into this by commenting on my post? I didn't say you shouldn't comment since you're not an avid member of the community, only that since you're not an avid member of the community there's not much point in you slating the post. You said yourself, you only "browse this site when [you're] bored", so why should you care if a post isn't to your liking? Just move onto the next post and let everyone else have a jolly ol' day.
3) As I've said before, you don't have to be intelligent to watch a Stephen Hawking documentary, therefore it can't be a self projection of intellect as there's nothing for me to be bragging about? I'd hardly be bragging about watching something that does not require intellect. All it requires is an open mind and 45 minutes to spare.
5) You didn't hurt my feelings, don't worry, I wouldn't let someone hurt my emotions over the internet, but you did provoke a response and a response you got.
No, I'm a civiliZed gentleman. I'm guessing you're from Europe?
1) Fine, my original comment was obviously too hateful and incendiary.
2) No. Someone's right to comment doesn't come up just because they commented. I'm bored a lot, I work in an office. My point was more I don't pay attention enough usually to comment and post a lot. I mostly just have this site open and browse through it during the day. I usually save comments for posts I like or dislike very much. That being said, today's gone by a lot quicker with these replies...
3) If you're voluntarily watching a documentary on Stephen Hawking, you're probably not a stupid person. It usually takes some intelligence to be interested in astrophysics (especially to listen to that creepy computer voice). I'm saying it seemed that way, maybe the original comment seemed like an accusation, but it was only a couple sentences. It was a sarcastic way of saying "I don't like this post."
4) Non-alcoholic? I don't get it...
5) I'll forgive myself, then.
The spelling may change but the definition doesn't, sorry. It was a correct spelling. And yes, I am.
1) Now who's the one overreacting? All I'm saying is that your comment was purely criticism. No constructive feedback, no hint of humour, just plain criticism. Of course in a liberal internet you have the right to say what you want, but by that precedent I, and the community, also have the right to frown upon it.
2) It's exercising your right to comment. Well this is exactly my point, you don't usually comment and/or post a lot, so there really wasn't much point in you doing so now. It added nothing to the post or the community. It's only a personal suggestion that you should be a little more constructive. Approval is primarily measured by votes here, and the community does not seem to be approving of your comments, therefore it is fair for me to respond to your comment, especially if it's directed at me personally.
3) Perhaps not, but you could be. I do not profess to call myself intelligent, because I still have a lot to learn and am generally an average academic student. I don't particularly excel but I also don't fail to the same extent. Well then, instead of telling me that my post wasn't right for this site, perhaps you should have just said "I don't like this post"?
I wasn't saying civilised was wrong, I just know it's typical more in Europe (I'm American and I'm used to seeing it spelled with a Z).
1) What was the overreacting?
2) I'm pretty sure referring to Hawking as a handicapped physicist was a stab at a joke? I don't need to be "constructive," this isn't class, I was voicing an opinion of a post I didn't like.
3) That would have been a boring way to say it... It wasn't funny and it's the lolbrary, it was just an uninteresting quote in the form of an over used meme comic. I don't see what stating your level intelligence is accomplishing.
Wait, what's that... I think Mr. Hawking has something to say... http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-7q7EvlnIyuA/T5cgqsF4IhI/AAAAAAAAAR0/25OE6QDOuUw/s1600/Hawking.png
Then why the emphasis on the "z", it was a pretty implicit suggestion that I'd spelled it incorrectly.
1)"obviously too hateful and incendiary". I wasn't saying it was either of these two, just that it was a criticism that was neither constructive or humorous.
2) Well, it would appear that most would disagree that it was funny, if it was indeed a joke. Sure voice it all you like, I'll repeat what I said; "Of course in a liberal internet you have the right to say what you want, but by that precedent I, and the community, also have the right to frown upon it."
3) If even one person finds something funny, then it is funny. It has to be amusing to amuse someone, and this post has obviously amused or interested people, hence the upvotes. As to the intelligence point, you brought up intelligence in your third point from your previous comment, it was a response to that.
It was just the way I spell it, so being American I wouldn't be civiliSed, I'd be civiliZed. That's why I asked if you were from Europe. Just a poke a different spellings.
Again, it was just a sarcastic way of saying "I don't like this." I don't know if I'd agree with if one person finds it funny, then it's funny. I'm not sure if history will portray Carrot Top as funny, even though I'm sure there's at least one fan out there. Sometimes there are posts on here that surprise us with the amount of up votes it gets and others that surprise us with the amount of down votes. I just don't see how that quote makes him a "bad ass" I guess was my original gripe. A pretty good Louis CK bit comes to mind about the words we use to describe things and how they're actually an offensive level of exaggeration... like when you describe some chicken fingers you get at a diner at 2am as "awesome." Are they really "awe-some," to they really inspire awe? What if Jesus Christ just came down to Earth, what would you say? You've already wasted awesome on chicken fingers.
As much as I'd love to carry on, I feel it's time we put this to bed. Nice use of referencing Louis CK, I genuinely liked that.
I'm going to have to side with Jay on this one man. You did kind of come across like a hater in your comment. And though I post a shitload of hater comments, I've come to learn that you really need to say some funny shit to pull it off well.
Thank you, kind sir