Ok kids, neutral corners. Seanahan's Simpson's quote actually is pertinent to this page: in the Simpson's episode quoted, Smithers himself is making a pun on seamen/semen. I've seen it, and it's not hateful, misogynistic, or homophobic. It's funny.
That said, seanahan, you've made a few juvenile cracks in the past, which raise people's hackles.
I was quoting a particularly funny Simpsons line containing the word "seaman". This seems like the appropriate place to post it, I like the Simpsons, and I like posting the quotes to words, especially since whenever I hear this word, I think of that quote. I don't like being accused of misogyny when I leave a relevant comment to a word. I also don't understand how anything I've said is "hateful", in bad taste, sure.
I understand you were attempting to make a joke about semen, which should have been posted on that page, if anywhere.
I understand that your comment here was hateful, needlessly provocative, and irrelevant to what was already posted here.
I understand that you are confused about my response, so you went on the attack, as you usually do.
And I understand what I posted: When you write this way, as you did on this page, I can't hear anything but hatefulness, misogyny, and homophobia in your comments. Whether you intended those qualities to be there or not, that's how it comes off.
What I don't understand is if you know what "random generalizations" means, because, like many of your comments, it has no application here. If your Simpsons quotation was random, why post it on this page and not on a "random" one? What exactly in my response was random? What was a generalization? And how does one "back up" generalizations?
If you disagree with my assessment of your comment, that is your right. But it is also my right to tell you when you are being hurtful and shutting down conversations instead of fostering them, according to the purpose of this site.
Your words on this site are often hurtful. I don't know if you understand that, or if you care.
chained_bear: Captured at Yorktown, about 1000 seamen, according to the Salem (MA) Gazette, November 15, 1781. seanahan: irrelevance blather hatin' on women blather irrelevance chained_bear: Ha! That's hilarious!