It’s a well known fact that the internet can let you express any opinion you want.
Any opinion you want, that is, so long as you’re prepared to be challenged, laughed at, or just plain torn down.
I thought EVERYONE knew this, until a recent encounter.
This post by The Friendly Atheist was doing the rounds. How do you spot a fake psychic? They claim to be psychic. You know, not an out there opinion, but it was in reply to some “real” psychics advising their victims how to spot a “fake” psychic.
Chuckled at this, posted it, and then had a reply from someone saying that they believed in psychics so each to his own.
A couple of days later, this same girl posted that she was going to a psychic fair, and I quipped to my boyfriend “I don’t see myself making it” and LOL’d at the terribleness of the joke, and so had to share it immediately….
So groanworthy. And when I got a “lol” at the end of a comment I thought all was well.
Until a barrage of messages complaining to the bf that I’m a closed minded bitch. Cue my trying to explain that people critisize ideas on the internet, and that while she was the trigger for my hilarious joke, it didn’t make me not like her. But you know, I’m the bad guy for suggesting she lighten up, and that she might want to look outside her own experience. But then, I’m the closed minded childish one, not the people who has her hands over her ears going LALALALA.
Then this James Randi doco popped up on Reddit – Exposed: Magicians, Psychics and Frauds, but she wouldn’t have a bar of it. It’s been pulled from most video sites now, but if you can hunt it, it’s totally worth the watch!!!
Oh well. I’ve been blocked now and have ruined everything, but you know, people will move on in time, and I’m sure my mischievous nature will put me on someone else’s naughty list soon. (yeah I know this post is no olive branch and will only cause more trouble!)
My take-away from this? Relatives and Facebook don’t mix. Not for me anyway!
Have you even regretted expressing your opinion online?
(from the days of subdomains. pre-littlelioness.net)
Yes, 10 years. This domain was registered back on September 11, 2002.
Yes, the archives have been long deleted from back then ;)
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After my post declaring that I had yummy bread waiting for him at home, I saw Rish get through the back door not very long after he posted a reply, requesting that I observe Steak and BJ Day next month.
SO, having successfully gotten Rish, we proceed to eat yummy bread dipped in oil and balsamic vinegar, reast the rest of the veges to have with Wednesday’s leftovers, and decide which of the dozen or so bottle of wine we seem to have collected that we would open and drink. (Settled on a Coonarwarra red, the bottle has since been recycled. But it was good! But like many Aussie wines, VERY strong)…
SPent some time online flirting outrageously with other people over instant messaging… something Rish said made me decide to “remove our relationship status” on facebook… didn’t declare I was single, but the relationship was deleted… Got a few enquiries about that that made me laugh :)
Yes, I did re-relationship him. But only after having to log into his account so I could delete his pending relationship with one of the maths guys. Guys, don’t give your passwords out to people. Especially not me :D
Last night I dreamed that the snakes kept getting out of their tank, and then there were more of them, and then they formed a ball and rolled outside, and noone believed me, and noone would come and help me. Not least Rish. Karma?