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livredor
The worst idea for a blog ever
Sunday, 19 November 2006 at 08:32 pm
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chickenfeet2003: default
From:chickenfeet2003
Date:November 19th, 2006 07:44 pm (UTC)
12 minutes after journal entry, 03:44 pm (chickenfeet2003's time)
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I think you are supposed to take it with a pinch of salt.
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(no subject) - radinden (11/19/06 07:46 pm)
livredor: hands
From:livredor
Date:November 19th, 2006 09:25 pm (UTC)
1 hours after journal entry, 10:25 pm (livredor's time)
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*throws the salt cellar at you*

That is a brimstone-worthy comment, you know.
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syllopsium: carwash
From:syllopsium
Date:November 19th, 2006 09:30 pm (UTC)
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How long before the emo-bible comes out?
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catwithclaws: facepalm
From:catwithclaws
Date:November 20th, 2006 12:47 am (UTC)
5 hours after journal entry, November 19th, 2006 06:47 pm (catwithclaws's time)
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maybe... just maybe it's a joke? a fake blog?
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pthalogreen: default
From:pthalogreen
Date:November 20th, 2006 11:18 am (UTC)
15 hours after journal entry, 01:18 pm (pthalogreen's time)
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well, i doubt it's really Lot's daughter.
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livredor: ewe
From:livredor
Date:November 21st, 2006 10:53 am (UTC)
1 days after journal entry, 11:53 am (livredor's time)
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It's definitely a joke. It's not exactly a fake blog because some real person is composing and posting those entries. But it's a joke, and it's such an appalling one that I felt I had to share it. I think I didn't make it clear enough that I'm only horrified at the awfulness of the joke, not really horrified because I'm taking it seriously.
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pthalogreen: default
From:pthalogreen
Date:November 20th, 2006 11:16 am (UTC)
15 hours after journal entry, 01:16 pm (pthalogreen's time)
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I think it's a fantastic idea for a blog, I just think the current authour is probably the wrong one to be doing it and that the idea's been poorly carried off. But it's not a bad idea in and of itself.
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livredor: teapot
From:livredor
Date:November 21st, 2006 11:03 am (UTC)
1 days after journal entry, 12:03 pm (livredor's time)
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If it had been done seriously and well, it could have been quite interesting. I hadn't thought of that angle. As a joke, though, it's just tasteless.
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pthalogreen: default
From:pthalogreen
Date:November 21st, 2006 12:16 pm (UTC)
1 days after journal entry, 02:16 pm (pthalogreen's time)
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exactly. it's tasteless and looks like it was done by a 14 year old, but if it had been done seriously and intelligently, perhaps by someone who has studied the text in depth and has something new to say about it, then i'd probably be fascinated.
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From:ploni_bat_ploni
Date:November 20th, 2006 04:25 pm (UTC)
20 hours after journal entry
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Maybe, it's my sick sense of humour, but I thought it was quite funny. In poor taste, but funny. Obviously her supposed anti-gay rant shows her ignorance towards Midrash (if she is Jewish), but in an odd, cyber-punk way, this is Midrash in its own right.

Why did you find it so offensive? Maybe I am missing something?
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spin0za1: default
From:spin0za1
Date:November 20th, 2006 04:31 pm (UTC)
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We should write competing "Lot's Daughter" blogs with our own understanding of the implications of the text.

Or... we should not. Like we really should not.

I just went mad for a second.
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From:ploni_bat_ploni
Date:November 20th, 2006 04:34 pm (UTC)
21 hours after journal entry
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Spinoza, what pisses you off about it?

Seriously... I seem to be missing something that others are getting upset about?

Is it the homophobia thing?
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From:spin0za1
Date:November 20th, 2006 07:27 pm (UTC)
23 hours after journal entry
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Oh, I'm not pissed off or anything. I just think it's badly written. Didn't go nearly as far or as deep or as interesting as it could have... and yeah, I have issues with the blanket statement that the residents of Sodom were homosexuals... I think you know my stance on that.

*shrug* I really just think I could have done it better.
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livredor: likeness
From:livredor
Date:November 21st, 2006 11:01 am (UTC)
1 days after journal entry, 12:01 pm (livredor's time)
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I'm not offended offended. I'm just boggled at the idea that someone sat there and thought, wouldn't it be cool to write a blog as if I were Lot's daughter, and actually went through with it and posted it on the internet...

It is a kind of midrash, yes, and I'm pretty sure reading through that the author is Jewish. I don't even think it's particularly homophobic; given the context, it could be a lot worse. It's clear that the problem with Sodom is not that the inhabitants were "gay", but that they liked raping guests. And the blog author likes making dumb jokes about anal sex.
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From:ploni_bat_ploni
Date:November 21st, 2006 12:25 pm (UTC)
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... from which you can infer that the author is not only Jewish but also American? ;-)

Sorry.

(It's just that American popular humour often seems to revolve around anal sex).

If worked out better, it could be a cool/original idea.

How are you, by the way?
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