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Old December 6 2013, 12:23 PM   #1
agustaoexfh
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Trek Fans Worldwide- Im Outraged!!

I have to apologise for joining this forum purely to inform
all ST fans around the world to the following article published
in a National Australian newspaper.

Here is the link:

http://mobile.news.com.au/entertainm...-1226777154341

Heres my reply:

Samuel,
How typical of a university graduate of your generation. And Ive dealt with many of you believe me. Opinions such as yours have allowed drivel on radio to flourish, television to proliferate utter garbage and newsprint to constantly output trash such as yours. Star Trek TNG: Worst TV show? Seriously? Need I remind you that STTNG spawned a global revival in the Sci-Fi saga, multiple feature films and a world wide following. Something that you will never achieve with columns such as yours. Thank you for cementing my opinion that graduates of your age group and ignorance, having gained their diploma, can now be classed as professional idiots! Murdochs got a real winner there mate!!

Sent by B Candusio via IPhone

Heres his email: Samuel.Clench@news.com.au

Please help and support my cause in rebutting this
goose!

Many thanks

Bert
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Old December 6 2013, 01:13 PM   #2
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Re: Trek Fans Worldwide- Im Outraged!!

^ Welcome to the forum ... I saw that article on the news and just thought that the person that wrote this was an idiot. And I flipped a few tables too (don't ask)

In the end, no way will take it seriously. I think that has caused more rage than any other show on that list.
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Old December 6 2013, 01:57 PM   #3
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It's such a shame that putting human excrement in the mail is illegal. I have diarrhea today, and there's an Australian newsblogger who I'd very much like to ship it all to, complete with gift wrap.
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Old December 6 2013, 07:18 PM   #4
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The guy is just trolling to get a response on Twitter. His surname made me chuckle.
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Old December 6 2013, 09:47 PM   #5
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Samuel,
How typical of a university graduate of your generation. And Ive dealt with many of you believe me. Opinions such as yours have allowed drivel on radio to flourish, television to proliferate utter garbage and newsprint to constantly output trash such as yours. Star Trek TNG: Worst TV show? Seriously? Need I remind you that STTNG spawned a global revival in the Sci-Fi saga, multiple feature films and a world wide following. Something that you will never achieve with columns such as yours. Thank you for cementing my opinion that graduates of your age group and ignorance, having gained their diploma, can now be classed as professional idiots! Murdochs got a real winner there mate!!
*facepalm*

Anti-intellectual, ageist, generalizing, and getting butthurt over nothing. Yeah, you did Star Trek fans a real favor. Thanks.
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Old December 6 2013, 10:04 PM   #6
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Re: Trek Fans Worldwide- Im Outraged!!

It is OK if someone isn't a Trek fan, or even hates it. Everyone is entitled to their opinion, and life is too short to get upset because someone disagrees with you.

For example, I enjoy watching Comic Book Men on AMC. One of the guys on the show (Walt) doesn't like Trek. I, personally, don't particularly enjoy comic books very much. This doesn't make either one of us a bad person.
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Old December 6 2013, 11:09 PM   #7
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-Brett- wrote: View Post
agustaoexfh wrote: View Post
Samuel,
How typical of a university graduate of your generation. And Ive dealt with many of you believe me. Opinions such as yours have allowed drivel on radio to flourish, television to proliferate utter garbage and newsprint to constantly output trash such as yours. Star Trek TNG: Worst TV show? Seriously? Need I remind you that STTNG spawned a global revival in the Sci-Fi saga, multiple feature films and a world wide following. Something that you will never achieve with columns such as yours. Thank you for cementing my opinion that graduates of your age group and ignorance, having gained their diploma, can now be classed as professional idiots! Murdochs got a real winner there mate!!
*facepalm*

Anti-intellectual, ageist, generalizing, and getting butthurt over nothing. Yeah, you did Star Trek fans a real favor. Thanks.
Yep. He's just mocking tv shows for shit and giggles. On the list of things to be outraged about, it's pretty low. (Definitively lower than wearing socks with sandals or putting ketchup on spaghetti, for example.)

Your reply, on the other hand, was... well, definitively not pleasant, to say the least. A weird mix of elitism, anti-intellectualism, and "get off my lawn!" sentiments.

I'm sorry, but you are on the wrong side here, by a long mile.
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Old December 6 2013, 11:28 PM   #8
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iguana_tonante wrote: View Post
...putting ketchup on spaghetti, for example.)
Is that the only crime for which there is still a death penalty for in Italy?
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Old December 6 2013, 11:45 PM   #9
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iguana_tonante wrote: View Post
Yep. He's just mocking tv shows for shit and giggles. On the list of things to be outraged about, it's pretty low.
Yeah, I agree-

-- oh wait just a d**n minute, that guy did not just call out Hannah Montana...

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Old December 6 2013, 11:56 PM   #10
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...putting ketchup on spaghetti, for example.)
Is that the only crime for which there is still a death penalty for in Italy?
Obviously, no. No sane man would ever write a law against it, because no sane man would ever think about doing that.

There is, however, a very special place in Dante's Inferno for people who indulge is such an unthinkably blasphemous heresy.
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Old December 7 2013, 11:24 AM   #11
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iguana_tonante wrote: View Post
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...putting ketchup on spaghetti, for example.)
Is that the only crime for which there is still a death penalty for in Italy?
Obviously, no. No sane man would ever write a law against it, because no sane man would ever think about doing that.

There is, however, a very special place in Dante's Inferno for people who indulge is such an unthinkably blasphemous heresy.
While throwing together a sausage, sweetcorn, mushroom, cheese and pasta concoction yesterday for lunch, I used a liberal amount of tomato sauce as well. It was rather yummy.
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Old December 7 2013, 01:27 PM   #12
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I don't know, "My Mother the Car" was pretty lame.
Guy's an idiot. Move on.
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Old December 7 2013, 02:43 PM   #13
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It might have been different if the original author had written something intelligent to begin with but he didn't. Nothing to be outraged about.
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Old December 7 2013, 06:49 PM   #14
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Re: Trek Fans Worldwide- Im Outraged!!

Put me down in the "So, the guy doesn't like Star Trek. So what?" column.
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Old December 7 2013, 07:12 PM   #15
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agustaoexfh wrote: View Post
Please help and support my cause in rebutting this
No, why would I? Because a guy thinks Trek is cringeworthy? That doesn't offend me at all.
What offends me is your answer, I would prefer rebutting that instead of the article ... but I'm too lazy and don't care enough.
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