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Offline John Albert

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Re: The "Storm Area 51" memes
« Reply #135 on: October 03, 2019, 04:49:35 PM »
The problem was that you were speaking in absolute, objective terms, rather than as though you were expressing an opinion.

What "objective terms"?

Go back and reread. I never said my opinion was objective truth. I said it was a crap show, and then I mocked its hamfisted storytelling and lazy animation.

You offered no substantial defense of its artistry or craftsmanship, only kept reiterating that I must be wrong because it's popular.

Maybe this is why we butt heads so often in discussions. When I try to make a substantial argument, you often counter with a smug, dismissive remark and insist that your flout invalidates my argument simply because you said it. Can you understand why that's so unsatisfying?

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Re: The "Storm Area 51" memes
« Reply #136 on: October 03, 2019, 08:04:56 PM »
I said it was a crap show

Exactly. You didn't say "I think it's a crap show" or "my opinion is that it is a crap show", you said "it is a crap show" as though that were an objective fact that could not be disputed.

Anyway. I said that I thought the show was okay. I didn't say that I thought it was great, and I didn't say that it was high art. And I'm perfectly fine with acknowledging that de gustibus non est disputandum and moving on.
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Offline John Albert

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Re: The "Storm Area 51" memes
« Reply #137 on: October 03, 2019, 11:20:49 PM »
I said "it's a crap show" because I think it's a crap show. I even provided some straightforward reasons why I think it's a crap show. 

And I never likened it to high art. I'm pretty sure I argued that it's crap show even in comparison to other cartoons intended for teenagers.

Do I really have to qualify my opinions by explicitly phrasing, "it's my opinion that..."?

The fact that it's an opinion should be obvious by mere context. At least, it should be obvious to anybody familiar with reading English. 
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Re: The "Storm Area 51" memes
« Reply #138 on: October 04, 2019, 06:02:03 PM »
I think I cracked the code. It's a trick. These people want their family to think they are attending an alien convention, but they're buying weed.

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Re: The "Storm Area 51" memes
« Reply #139 on: October 04, 2019, 06:36:36 PM »
Are you implying that some teenagers and twentysomethings would actually spin an elaborate lie to get money from their parents on false pretenses?

 

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