Brickbat: Kingpin


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Newfoundland Youth Bowling has agreed to return gold medals to a team that won a recent tournament but not to overturn a ruling which disqualified them after the tournament was over. The team was disqualified because one 7-year-old bowler was wearing pants that were not the proper shade of black.

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  1. It’s a league game, Charles.

      1. This bush league psyche-out stuff. Laughable, man – ha ha!

    1. That’s why NFL referees are lawyers.

  2. Anarchy

    1. Anarchy leads to nihilism.


    1. Pretty well done, from the comments:

      3/2/2017 4:47 PM EST

      No, seriously, black pants matter. #blackpantsmatter

      Also this one:

      3/2/2017 9:12 PM EST [Edited]

      “I have a dream that my four little children will one day live in a nation where they will not be judged by the color of their pants but by the score of their bowling.” – MLK

      1. Or by the lowness of their jeans and color of their underpants.

        1. I feel all hemmed in by this thread

          1. You guys have me in stitches.

  4. Just came over here and read some comments on the last few posts… wow, the two or three persistent trolls really do shit up the place.

    It’s amazing how I became accustomed to accepting their bullshit as the price I had to pay to get lolz and insight from the other commenters. Turns out that isn’t the case, because an alternative now exists which moderates obvious trolls into oblivion. And that site’s comments isn’t full of LITERAL SPAM either. Seriously, spam in blog comments? WTF is this, 2002?

    As much as over-zealous moderators tend to ruin an online community, a complete lack of moderators doesn’t seem to be the answer either. No one is paying me to read the same fucking unintelligent trolling day in and day out, why should I slog through it, exactly?

    Reason, are you listening?

    1. eh, what that you say sonny?

    2. An alternative? What’s the alternative? Why haven’t I heard of this before?

      Though… I do think the trolls are entertaining in small doses. They’re so dedicated to their useful idiocy.

    3. The cool kids took their ball and went home.

    4. Shorter proselytizer: If you’re looking for a “libertarian” echo chamber with an authoritaian zero-tolerance policy against disagreeing with the majority, there’s a place for you.

      1. Yeah, that’s exactly what I said, you win the fucking prize for reading comprehension.

        Alternately, there’s a thing called PARTICIPATING IN GOOD FAITH and it’s important that everyone in a community does so. Trolls are defined by their unwillingness to PARTICIPATE IN GOOD FAITH.

    5. Annnnnnnnnnnnnnd now we have another thread where two-thirds of the comments will be by and/or about trolls. I’m sure they hate that.

      1. can we get a quote from the 3 billy goats gruff?

    6. glibs is too new to have attracted the spammers. It will, if it gets anywhere.

      As for moderators, no thanks. I don’t need nannies protecting me.

      The trolls are no more annoying than a lot of people in meat space, and easier to ignore. If you can’t handle Reason trolls, you must suck at real life versions.

      1. Who said I “can’t handle” them? In my OP I said that I have “handled” them for years on end.

        But, honestly, I’m not being paid to, why should I force myself to? What value am I getting that justifies wasting my fucking life energy scrolling by 75% troll bullshit in the comments here?

  5. Some women are striking today. For reasons. Will anyone notice other than the media?

    1. I wasn’t sure the Reason servers would be up and running today.

    2. It’s good to be able to see which women are serious and which are just blindly posturing.

  6. How many shades of black are there.

    1. Two: Black per se, and navy blue.

  7. Walter: You mark that frame an 8, and you’re entering a world of pain.

    Smokey: I’m not…

    Walter: A world of pain.

    Smokey: Dude, he’s your partner…

    Walter: [shouting] Has the whole world gone crazy? Am I the only one around here who gives a shit about the rules? Mark it zero!

    The Dude: They’re calling the cops, put the piece away.

    Walter: Mark it zero!

    The Dude: Walter…

    Walter: [shouting] You think I’m fucking around here? Mark it zero!

    Smokey: All right, it’s fucking zero. Are you happy, you crazy fuck?

  8. Two things I never thought I would ever read in the same sentence: “Newfoundland” and “not black enough”.

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