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Re: Hot Tweets Cool Treats

Postby Thad » Tue Aug 21, 2018 12:42 am

He'd have been right if I hadn't seen it the same day as that "millennials don't like boobs" thing.

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Re: Hot Tweets Cool Treats

Postby mharr » Tue Aug 21, 2018 1:06 am

There's a great observation in the reactions, that if you arrange all the Fox anchors by ascending age it looks like a single person gradually losing themselves to crystal meth.

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Re: Hot Tweets Cool Treats

Postby Mongrel » Tue Aug 21, 2018 1:26 am

mharr wrote:There's a great observation in the reactions, that if you arrange all the Fox anchors by ascending age it looks like a single person gradually losing themselves to crystal meth.

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Postby Mongrel » Tue Aug 21, 2018 3:53 pm


"someone"

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Postby Yoji » Tue Aug 21, 2018 5:41 pm

Truly a tragedy in one act. I've always thought you shouldn't post anything you're not comfortable seeing on the front page.
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Re: Hot Tweets Cool Treats

Postby Brentai » Tue Aug 21, 2018 5:48 pm

I'd have probably appreciated that kid's enthusiasm more than anything but it's easy to forget sometimes that not every organization in 2018 is CoolBroDude and some of them are heavily tied to youth education.

EDIT: Hickam was totally okay with it and actually went to bat for *can't find bio* I'm guessing her. The firing was more due to her, uh, apparently NOT STOPPING after it stopped being cute.
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Re: Hot Tweets Cool Treats

Postby Brentai » Tue Aug 21, 2018 5:56 pm

Nevermind then it wasn't even her fault it was because her ANONYMOUS TWITTER FOLLOWERS were being cunts.

Now there's a great world, where you can get dunked on because a bunch of shits from God knows where decided to associate with you without your input.
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Re: Hot Tweets Cool Treats

Postby Mongrel » Tue Aug 21, 2018 6:03 pm

Yeah, imagine you're at a bar with your buddies partying about your new job and you say something like that. I don't think anyone would have a problem and it would be weird if your soon-to-be-boss' boss' boss (who maybe you should recognize but it's understandable if you don't) shows up at the party to tell you to tone it down. And then when the party reacts in the obvious way a party would, they asspull AHA, BUT I AM THE CEO card. Like, that's kind of shitty.

Homer Hickam IS famous, and maybe the intern shoulda recognized him, but at the same time the account's unverified (which doesn't necessarily mean TOO much), and not recognizing him doesn't really change the fact that they just got overexcited, which isn't exactly the worst thing.
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Re: Hot Tweets Cool Treats

Postby beatbandito » Tue Aug 21, 2018 6:12 pm

Okay, I feel like we're getting different things out of that article.

Homer didn't pull any cards. He made the comment "language" because he found the tweet without meaning to and knew other people that could wouldn't be as cool as him. Then the other post he almost immediately deleted because he felt it was coming off as talking down. He then continued to not care as her followers followed him back to his twitter and harassed him.

Second, you are absolutely 100% responsible for a community that gathers under you, and at least partially responsible for the actions of people you associate with. These weren't twitter weirdos that found a big name post and did their thing, it seems like it was pretty much exactly the kind of thing that normally gets a pass, just this one didn't because the person on the other end mattered.

Now, I'm not dropping the guillotine here, but I personally would not have given her a second chance because I'm not as cool as Homer. and I would have been too fucking embarrassed to accept it were I on her end.
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Re: Hot Tweets Cool Treats

Postby Mongrel » Tue Aug 21, 2018 6:16 pm

beatbandito wrote:you are absolutely 100% responsible for a community that gathers under you, and at least partially responsible for the actions of people you associate with.


This is accurate, though it's worth pointing out that this is more difficult over Twitter than it is in person or via other media. You can of course disavow your friends or at least tell them to cool it, but that may not go very far in that particular format.

Anyway, the takeaway here is that Homer Hickam is a classy guy with a good sense of humour.
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Re: Hot Tweets Cool Treats

Postby mharr » Wed Aug 22, 2018 11:56 am

The main thing I'm getting here is that NASA in general and Homer in particular are the best employer in the world, immediately going to bat for someone that hasn't even walked through the doors for their first day yet. Also I'm super glad no-one on the internet knows who the hell I am.

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Re: Hot Tweets Cool Treats

Postby nosimpleway » Mon Aug 27, 2018 7:44 pm

"Forgive me father for I have sinned" and "Sorry daddy I've been very naughty"

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