Demosthenes, it is an internet argument.
It doesn't matter who is right. Everyone loses just b.c they participated.
Just have fun.
Here ya go . . .
The plot and point I was referring to related to Cleat saying branding is a stupid frat happenstance. Houston felt the need to explain that it's NOT just a stupid frat happenstance but that educated and productive members of society have done it, are proud of it and continue to be proud of it today.
Again, because ONE educated super employee did it and is proud of it today does not obviate the original premise that it's something dumb frat kids do. My opinion.
Retroactive rationalization by an individual--or a group of individuals--for doing something years or decades ago doesn't negate anyone else's opinion that it's generally done by stupid frat guys.
Spin it any way you want, you're missing MY point. Has nothing to do with whether I like them or not, it's an opinion as to who brands themselves and an opinion as to why they do it. Because one "educated" person did it and is proud of it does not nothing to change my opinion that a legion of stupid frat guys mutilated themselves, and the fake symbolization is insulting.
who cares, i wouldn't have known "QC" had brands if this thread didn't exist..........
the branding of slaves was never really a thing, so I don't know what they're taking back if thats the idea
Sure, Houston was only pointing out that he wasn't a stupid frat kid, huh ??
Guess that's why he said this:
(mind you I'm the youngest Student Advisor, 27), a leader to my kids at the boxing gym I coach at, and proudly carry a brand on my right shoulder.
Gee, I wonder WTF he could have been replying to ???
Oh, wait, maybe it was this:
Ya think ?????and if they're being honest when they get older would admit they were a big mistake.
Yeah, I know, silly question. OF COURSE you don't think, as evidenced by this entire argument.
Self-mutilation by branding. Stupid frat stunt IMHO. Not negated by an educated super employee saying he's "proud of it". Let's see how opinions change over the years.
Let it go, stop digging for something that's not there (or is it they're or their?).
I'm golfing today, go have fun digging up 30 more quotes to support an argument that isn't even on the same tangent as I was arguing.
This has to be one of the most boring arguments I have ever witnessed on JI. The replies/rebuttals are too long and their has been virtually zero personal attacks.
Lets go!!! TIME TO GET MEAN.
This is still being argued? lol. Sure, his brands are rather disgusting to look at, but I couldn't less about them if he can ball.
Sometimes I think JI users don't have enough things to fill out their days.
I wonder what QC's hair will look like after training camp.
And even though tatoos have become ubiquitous, and maybe brands will now too, I've never liked looking at either of them (or ear plugs or whatever hte hell they're called). The only person who does tats right IMO is Henry Rollins'.
My apologies for the long delay and long response to a topic that seems dead, I was m.i.a. from JI... Never got the chance to give my response to a few of you guys(jstokes, david harris, jetsfan24, and warfish) so I'm taking the opportunity to do that now...
Last edited by HoustonJET; 05-10-2012 at 11:29 AM. Reason: disclaimer at the top...
Deep and symbolic.
We pass judgement on people everyday based on activities we don't understand.
There are a lot of things most of us "don't understand" yet we can all still ask "WTF?" Some activites do not need to be understood to be criticized. And there is NOTHING wrong with that--don't ask for expamples because this isn't the World Politics Forum and it could get messy.
I'm glad you're happy and proud of your scars. I'm not sure all the fake militants I saw in college getting them are as "proud" today as they were 30 years ago.
Whatever, Coples is going to be a beast