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May. 10th, 2007

06:58 am - Headline silliness

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I saw this article being put up on a website about meth addiction. Meth addiction is, admittedly, a pretty serious problem, but the headline had me in cynical stitches. It read "Meth, the Terrorist Next Door". It was like a straight dominant culture version of the lurid title of a pulp novel.

How many inappropriate contexts can the word "terrorist" be shoved into? One is tempted to come up with a list...

The list goes on. The word "terrorist" is such a useful, all-purpose word. We should all use it so often, for so many things that really it doesn't mean anything anymore. Kind of like replacing most verbs with "get".

Current Mood: [mood icon] annoyed

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From:rosencrantz319
Date:May 10th, 2007 03:04 pm (UTC)
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From:omnifarious
Date:May 11th, 2007 07:37 am (UTC)

Re: Sorry I know you were being serious.

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*chuckle*

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From:akashayi
Date:May 10th, 2007 06:56 pm (UTC)

just pulling a few from news.google

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"Intel Terrorist Notebooks Hit Shelves"

"Florida's growing terrorist problem"

"No mention of abortion as Pope meets Terrorists"

"Terrorists reveal extreme climates of two distant planets"
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From:omnifarious
Date:May 11th, 2007 07:35 am (UTC)

Re: just pulling a few from news.google

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Wow! *laugh* I'm impressed. :-)

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From:akashayi
Date:May 11th, 2007 12:05 am (UTC)
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Terrorist is the new Nazi.
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From:omnifarious
Date:May 11th, 2007 07:34 am (UTC)
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It is! :-)

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From:omnifarious
Date:May 11th, 2007 07:35 am (UTC)

On second thought

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Sort of. It's more the new 'Commie'.

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From:omnifarious
Date:May 11th, 2007 07:43 am (UTC)

By the way...

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Which part of the world are you living in now? Any chance of seeing you on my trip to San Francisco?

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From:akashayi
Date:May 11th, 2007 07:47 pm (UTC)

Re: By the way...

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The great and barren city of angels.

I was hoping to be in S.F. next weekend for maker faire, but the outlook doesn't look good for that, nor will you be there during that time anyway (?)
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From:omnifarious
Date:May 11th, 2007 08:03 pm (UTC)

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No, not next weekend. :-/ *sigh*

LA huh? I would hate to live in LA. I've visited there before...

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