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"The horrible thing about the Two Minutes Hate was not that one was obliged to act a part, but that it was impossible to avoid joining in." George Orwell, 1984

A spate of recent diaries have decried the fighting in the threads and made a welcome call for all to follow basic standards of decency and civility when posting comments at The Big Orange. Open and cordial debate is stimulating and healthy, but more and more frequently disagreements about one issue or another have turned to name-calling and personal attacks. I hate people who do that! Ahem, pardon me, I'm getting a bit carried away.

Anyway, I think we'd all be happier and better informed if everyone could stick to substantive comments and criticisms, and leave observations about other commenters' parentage and propensity to fornicate with various barnyard denizens by the wayside. But what about our darker side? What about the release of pent up anger and frustration, what about venting and fuming and ranting and being a Grade-A-Butthole? Sometimes, we need to blow off some steam, or just, as the kids say these days, "act the fool". Well, that's what this diary is for! Join me below the fold, if you so choose!

This diary is specifically intended to absorb all the bile you have to spew (Does bile spew? Anyway...) First of all, tell us all what you hate, with the following caveats:

NO identifying other users, specifically or by inference. If you want to write about things that generally piss you off, that's fine, but don't make it obvious who you mean. Or just claim it's Hitler, or me, Morlock (that way if people really hate me I won't know. Clever me!). For example:

Wrong: I hate the way Markos snorts through his nose when he laughs.
Less Wrong: I hate the way certain people who run Daily Kos snort through their nose when they laugh.
Right: I hate it when people snort through their nose when they laugh.
Alternate: I hate the way Hitler snorts through his nose when he laughs.

Also, don't HR people for what they hate, unless they are being uncivil or are evil Hitler-like rule-breakers.

Well, I'll go ahead and get things rolling.

What I Hate by Morlock

I hate when I get stuck behind somebody who's driving wayy tooo slowww.

I hate when some maniac gets behind me and is driving too fast. What's the hurry, Hitler?

I hate the Evil Spring Pollen Storms of Central North Carolina.

I hate that new KFC sandwich that has no bread. I don't think that word means what you think it does!

I hate moths. I just do.

I hate global warming, and global positioning systems.

If you can't think of anything, feel free to copy and paste this all-purpose generic DKos hate-wish:

I hate those stupid people whose opinions are different from mine. How stupid you are, you stupid Hitlers!

Well, if anyone's still there, have at it in the comments.

ps. The first commenter to identify the source of the choices in the poll wins 2 extra minutes of hate!

Originally posted to Morlock on Fri Apr 09, 2010 at 10:34 AM PDT.


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