Friday, October 31, 2008

Quote of the Day: "Emotional incontinence..."

From reader Alath in comments here:
Following your links back to the New York Post article (Here. ed.), it is eye-popping to see how extremely emotionally unstable this crowd is. Back spasms? Daily phone melt-downs? They're just aswim in the tempestuous seas of their own emotions; anchorless.

It's easy to see why they think being armed means going on a shooting rampage whenever you have a bad hair day. For people with complete emotional incontinence and to whom the concept of self-mastery is utterly unknown, that's probably what it would be like.

8 comments:

George Hedgepeth said...

Do you think that she seems more interested in name-dropping her more famous "friends" than anything else?

I wonder, if Obama looses, will there be mass suicides of all these sensitive socialists?

Brigid said...

Liberal Lemmings on the move. . .

DirtCrashr said...

They are rilly confusinated. Spectacackalurly - especially about their own value and contribution to society.

Johnny said...

Serendipidously enough, a friend and I were mulling this over the other day re the difficulty of getting stuff done at work because of the bizarre self-sabotaging behaviour allied to apparently willful ignorance if not down-right stupidity shown by other people. My tentative theory is that they're actually thinking very hard about a whole bunch of other stuff that the more rationally-inclined dismiss as not germaine to the problem space at hand. Like, perhaps, being so afraid of appearing to do something stupid that they actually generally do frak everything up because they're not really paying any attention to the details of the task at hand. Spending so much time worrying what other people think about them when plainly those people are mostly worried about what they, in turn, think of them. People, like me, foolish enough to imagine that things can actually get done to improve the overall situation are, it turns out, working in an entirely alien problem space that nobody else much really cares for. They're too busy using magical thinking to hold it all together in their own heads when they're not fretting over the dynamics of the social hierarchy.

But I guess I'm not much better in some ways - I've pretty much given up on most other people and written them off which, given man is a social animal, is probably not adaptive either.

Sigivald said...

There's a certain truth to that comment, yes.

I've repeatedly heard in arguments from gun-banners that they would use guns irresponsibly and probably kill people for no good reason if they were armed.

The only problem in that logic is the assumption that other people are all/mostly/not atypically like them.

Anonymous said...

Two things...

I saw a movie once with Jamie Curtis (as I recall) in it. "Blue" something, maybe. Here's some guy crossing the street, and right there in the crosswalk is a 44 Magnum revolver. The guy picks it up and instantly becomes a psycho serial killer. The script was obviously written by one of the aforementioned idjits. Horrible movie. The worst part was the psycho killer loading the cylinder round by round, with ominous music playing. Each round ominously loaded had a dimpled primer. Definitely more than one idjit associated with the movie.

Okay. The other thing. It seems that male members of a certain religion can't seem to control themselves if wimmen aren't fully covered. If they see more than five square inches of the female form, they simply can't help themselves and will perforce rape the woman in question--who is then in turn killed for her temerity in tempting righteous men. Is there a connection here? See a gun...go crazy and shoot everybody. See a woman...go crazy and rape her. Guns are at fault. Wimmen are at fault. The weak-willed son of a bitch that did the deed is innocent, nay, a victim! He was completely incapable of controling himself with such temptation staring him in the face!

Well, riddle me this...how come the rest of us seem to be able to resist these horrible temptations? Think about it.

(Certain misspellings courtesy of Acidman, MHRIP.)

Hank

HTRN said...

Anon: The movie you're thinking of is "Blue Steel" - directed by Katherin Bigelow, and written by same & Eric Red.

The only other well known movie she directed was "K-19, the Widowmaker".

Johnny said...

htrn you forget, `Point Break' which is an ace movie. (Especially the naked kick-boxing chick.)