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As a life long sailor, I was not offended at all by the post. We are all
adults here. It wasn't a personal attack to anyone on the list. If you can't
please everyone, and you can't, the please the ones that matter the most to
you. Everyone else can suck it.
On Thu, Jun 17, 2010 at 6:41 AM, McLauchlan, Kevin <
Kevin -dot- McLauchlan -at- safenet-inc -dot- com> wrote:
> Dossy Shiobara poked delightfully:
> > On 6/17/10 8:58 AM, Peter Hirons wrote:
> > > The important thing to remember is that this is a multinational,
> > > multi-ethnic, multi-gender, multi-sexual-orientation, etc,
> > etc, audience.
> > > Any joke you make must not offend any of them.
> > ... or, all of them equally. :-)
> It's like modern kindergarten... oops, I mean pre-school...
> where everybody gets a prize for showing up, so everyone,
> equally, gets to feel 'speshul'.
> To John, which is worse: to have the chip on your
> shoulder, perched and ready for any opportunity to
> take offense.... or to be on the lookout for any
> chance to be offended on behalf of somebody else?
> As for the content of the original post, any of
> us who are ... um... of a certain age, has seen
> a variant of that joke several times over the years.
> I might be in the minority here, but I have no
> problem with people posting humo[u]r to this list.
> But I think the line-in-the-sand should be:
> a) if saw it and you think it's funny, post a link
> b) if you want to post it directly... author it.
> - Kevin
> (... who's occasionally funny-haha, and occasionally funny-wierd)
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