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In Reply to: RE: Where will Baldwin's blank take us? posted by Billy Wonka on October 22, 2021 at 16:48:59
how much I hate audiophiles.
Gnerally I post and read posts to try to get info on all things audio. I can probably predict where this is going and I will just say that it's another reason I hate audiophiles.
conclusion was a little strange.
there was no narrative. I just find most audiophiles to be socially inept, quite unpleasant and in many cases just terrible people. This thread showed us a few of the latter. Of course there are exceptions to the rule. I feel the same way about classical music fans and Yes fans. And I am a fan of both. It is unfortunate that so many unlikable and sometimes disgusting people share my hobbies and passions. Shit happens
The one thing I do like about them is when I am actually in the presence of a large group I am usually the best looking and most physically fit guy in the room. ;-)
I've met four of 'em, and though it's a small sample size, I've found them to be likable, intelligent.
I imagine you can find disagreeable people among lepidopterists, philatelists, birders, and all manner of other hobbyists. The original poster is a product of his region and time (Mississippi; boomer). That's behaviorism for you!
and in person they do tend to be better behaved than in audio forums. But that is typical of a certain personality type. In person you have to be more responsible for your manners because the person you disrespect is literally right there in front of you. No one can ever punch you inthe face over the internet.
Not that I am saying it's something I would do....but I do think that it really is the difference in many instances between people being polite in person and utterly shitty online. Audiophiles as a group among other things are not particularly athletic if you know what I mean. I think alot of audiophiles were the guys who got wedgys, had their milk money taken from them and were scorned by the cheerleaders in school. Makes for a lot of anger issues in life.
The same can be said for classical music fans and Yes fans IME. Particularly Yes fans. Not a bunch of gym rats. Although you see more oxygen tanks at a classical concert than a small hospital....so it seems at times
You may well be the disagreeable one here.
We all judge. Maybe you are doing it here in the post I am responding too????? Why so many question marks in my response????? just to let you know I know the difference between a real question and a passive agrressive comment parading as a question. Do you know the difference?????????
I have no doubt I am disagreeable for the very people I am "judging" here. Outside of socially inept and disfunctional circles as are the circles of audiophilia and Yes fans, I get along just fine in the world. As for the socially disfunctional neophytes that plague classical music fandom, they seem to have just enough self awareness to limit their shitty behaviour to internet forums. While I do run into all kinds of human turds in the concert halls they are the exception more than the rule. If the classical music forum neophyte know it alls are showing up at the concerts I go to they are not interacting with me all that often. OR.....they have enough self awareness not toa ct the same way in person.
You Scotty are a narcissistic asshole. I don't think we need to take a vote on that, your behavior has sealed that deal.
And I love how you paint ALL audiophiles with a fire hose. But hey that's what narcissist do.
I'm going to guess you have more than 25 selfies on your phone, you've bragged about how fit you are, so mirrors all over the house, A gym membership with all the beautiful people and an obvious over inflated self image. You have been divorced at least twice and have cheated on women your whole life.
Tell me I'm wrong.
I would take your lunch money and stuff you in a locker...twice.
I'm gonna be in Vegas next week, would you like to meet me?
I am 6'2" 225 pounds with 13% body fat, former Army ranger that taught hand to hand combat AND an audiophile.
I'm staying at the Mirage starting Tuesday-Friday. I am more than happy to meet you. Just message me Sweetheart, would love to hear from you.
Hey, I know... let me give you my flight number and you can pick me up at the airport. The lockers there are pretty small but I bet I could get you to fit.
So all audiophiles are couch potatoes with no social skills...aka..nerds correct? My bad, let's not forget we're generally terrible people too.
As I said to the grunts; I'll hit you so hard your kidneys will play leapfrog with your liver.
Bring it fuck nuts. A keyboard Warrior bully troll, let's see if that's the persona in the real world.
He's just a hairdresser. A pseudo intellectual with a bad hair cut. Everyday is a bad hair day for Scott.
do some poor woman's makeup.....
You are a poster child for why audiophiles are so pathetic. Without having ever met you please do tell. How far off is this from being you?
First off I abhor Star Trek! Secondly, your pictured person is about 150 pounds more than I am.. But since you're so fond of pictures, I will share one of my supposed doppelganger.
if only you had his charm and talent....
"Once this was all Black Plasma and Imagination" -Michael McClure
Allowing a situation where live ammo can be inserted into a prop gun is the dumbest thing I ever heard. Give us a break!
doesn't deserve a break. On top of that everyone is an armchair Monday morning expert. Yep, can't stand most audiophiles.
just sharing a little perspective:
there are protocols in place for who does what & when in film making
very strict ones when firearms or explosives are involved
one of them states 'live' props are never used in rehearsals
all of them state that the actor themselves do not touch those type props until handed to them and then only to the extent that's scripted
the prop master and stage specialist have a lot of explaining to do
but Baldwin simply can't be at fault ... union rules and whatnot
but since he had the temerity to play a role insulting to the persona of the former guy it's 'knives out' from his loyalist while being troll fodder for those of that persuasion, one of whom you've just addressed
so, there that going on
I understand where it is coming from. I am not unfamiliar with the tribalism of politics and how ugly it has become. however it is also a measure of a person's individual character that they would exploit tragedy to mock someone over political differences from the safety of their keyboard.
'tribalism of politics and how ugly it has become'
... alas the more genteel days when pols would cane one another on the floor of the senate, have duels at the crack of dawn or dynamite would be tossed into a crowd of protestors has passed ... we look back in fondness at the days when Pinkerton would knock on doors in the evening, and by dawn folks would have a change of heart
though that might make a comeback
we tend to forget how truly ugly things were back in the day
there's certainly no shortage of characters to measure these days eh?
anyway, I share your sentiments and applaud your articulating them
actors, and directors.
Shall I dare mention he was of the conservative persuasion? (okay, reactionary)
he ruined some lives and drove some 'underground' but didn't silence his critics
J. Edgar could actually silence his critics AND extract an apology
and blackmail is supposedly illegal
Absolutely agreed. I'm as capable of flinging venom as anyone else but had something similar happened to someone whose politics I abhor, like Donald Trump, I don't think I'd be celebrating, online or otherwise. If there ever really were restraints which supported civility and respectful behavior they're long gone.
'If there ever really were restraints which supported civility and respectful behavior they're long gone'
nah, you spoke up, Scott spoke up, I spoke up ... others did too
the pundits spoke up in 'the press', politicians from their platforms
I'll bet more than a few 'sky pilots' from the pulpit
similar to what there probably ever was anyway
not that it deters the nastier of the nasty shits
ah well, civilization isn't static it takes civics & civility I guess
not that I'm above being shitty to make a point, just not just for shit's sake
or maybe shits and grins?
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