- Can we have an RIP thread without the BS please?
never said “excessive” ernie. I said “ostensibly”.
If you’re going to be so picky on quotes watch out for falling glass.
“Did you hear about the shootings in Norway?” I replied, “Yes, awful isn’t it, I can’t begin to imagine how they must all feel today”
DD, miles off beam there. There’s a massive distinction between showing empathy as part of a conversion and broadcasting trite Hallmark-card nothings to a forum of strangers.Posted 8 years ago
We could grieve all day about each and every futile death but that would take up too much time and our lives would be filled with sorrow.. so why not take these opportunities to share a little manageable grief together..?
Ant that’s particularly silly. You rank other people’s tragedies in order to give an outlet for your own emotions? Publicly grieving a stranger’s loss is somehow supposed to improve your own emotional health? ridiculous.Posted 8 years agoStoatsbrotherMember
Yep. People want to display their sorrow on a public forum and then get upset when people exercise their right to say things that might argue against them. 🙄
This is surely a place for debate and discussion and threads which are no more than a condolence book are boring sterile and pointless. If you want to mourn someone without the risk of people questioning your assumptions do it privately.
For the record I was sad but unsurprised that AW died. A real talent wasted, but she had choices and responsibility for her own decisions. The Norwegian kids are a tragedy, but somehow touch me less because we knew them less. Wrong perhaps. The grief some people expressed when Jade Goody (the “people’s chav”) died I found particularly nauseating.Posted 8 years agoyunkiMember
err.. I know you are you said you are but what am I..?
I’m not exactly sure how else best to respond to any of the stuff you’re posting.. 😕
I’m not particularly precious about death.. and I don’t imagine myself starting RIP threads..
but getting all supercilious over another’s decision to do so..?
bizarrePosted 8 years agodeadlydarcyMember
people exercise their right
Tut. Have you not read the recent posts from the Mods? You have no rights here.
People want to display their sorrow on a public forum and then get upset
Actually, there was two sevenths of bugger all “sorrow” shown on the thread in question…equally, if someone wants to disagree with the macho posturing (borrowed from tags) – then surely you have no problem with that either?Posted 8 years agoDrJMember
How about explaining why you dont use the death of an alzheimic nonogenarian as a springboard to “to share a little manageable grief together..?”
If there was one who’d touched our lives in some way, and that we all knew, I can imagine that that might fill the bill.
AW’s music was not that important to me – I downloaded Back To Black and listened to it a few times, like a few tracks – but when David Bowie kicks off (don’t laugh) I can imagine feeling a bit melancholy, as I listened to his music pretty much non-stop as a teenager, and it will remind me of the passing of time … 🙁Posted 8 years ago
and that we all knew
but we “knew” AW? I doubt it.
I can imagine feeling a bit melancholy, as I listened to his music pretty much non-stop as a teenager, and it will remind me of the passing of time
As will I. But would you feel the need to weep into your keyboard as you type out your post so we can all know how you feel about a stranger’s death.
Acch. going round and round now. Im off out. Didnt mean to insult anyone individually – hope I haven’t. But I still think a little more sincerity instead of popular vacuousness that’s adds nothing but personal validation wouldn’t go amiss sometimes.Posted 8 years agoernie_lynchMember
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But would you feel the need to weep into your keyboard as you type out your post so we can all know how you feel about a stranger’s death.
There you go again – pretending that punters on here have shown excessive grief with regards to Amy Winehouse’s death. And yet you have been unable to provide a single example to back up this claim, let alone many. I haven’t seen any posts which left me thinking that the poster had been ‘weeping into their keyboard’.
I guess you must feel that if you keep repeating something which is patently untrue, then eventually it must become “true”.Posted 8 years ago
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