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The acceptable 'ism'.


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Initial post: 23 Dec 2013 14:04:24 GMT
Last edited by the author on 23 Dec 2013 14:18:16 GMT
Gently hammocking in the gales, the GOMS was watching Watch TV on Sky 109. During the program (Eastenders Greatest Cliffhangers) an advert for a company called Hpicheck came on.

The advert showed a man meeting a woman for the first time. The man gets off his stool and reveals he is very short. Her face demonstrates that this is not to her liking. Why is this okay? Change the advert from a short man, to a black man and all hell would break loose.

Why the double standards?

In reply to an earlier post on 23 Dec 2013 14:22:54 GMT
Spin says:
TNF; Be careful; the Politically Correct crowd may accuse you of "Ism-ism" =)

In reply to an earlier post on 23 Dec 2013 14:32:47 GMT
Dan Fante says:
What was the greatest cliffhanger, Shorty?

In reply to an earlier post on 23 Dec 2013 14:45:37 GMT
Watch Sky 281...grow yerself horizontally.

Posted on 23 Dec 2013 15:12:14 GMT
The GOMS believes in the cross...

In reply to an earlier post on 23 Dec 2013 16:12:42 GMT
What are you on about Gomsy?

In reply to an earlier post on 23 Dec 2013 16:52:33 GMT
Kookus wrote... Watch Sky 281...grow yerself horizontally.....

The GOMS looks at the cross as the symbol of the human condition...horizontal...the line of time...vertical the line of being.

Posted on 23 Dec 2013 19:33:44 GMT
Ghostgrey51 says:
You have to be a certain type of Personality to get away with the ism-ism minefield
Jeremy Clarkson is exempt because 'he is (apparently) a breath of fresh air in this PC world'
Russell Brand can say what he likes because he is an 'edgy' comic.
And some TV chefs because they are 'blunt and plain speaking'
Now why might be the common factor there....
Oh yes...silly me, they are very rich and successful (at getting rich and more important keeping it)

In reply to an earlier post on 23 Dec 2013 19:42:34 GMT
Spin says:
Ghost: Anything which opposes the conditioned mentality of secular, capitalist society is branded as an "ism"...What amuses me is that the term "Secularism" is viewed as a positive term among secularists...=) I declare myself an "Ismist"...=)

Posted on 23 Dec 2013 20:06:05 GMT
Spin says:
I dislike, even hate, the weather in this country. I guess I am guilty of "meteorologicalism ?

Posted on 23 Dec 2013 20:44:43 GMT
Withnail says:
Expressionism, positivism, communism, capitalism, monetarism...

In reply to an earlier post on 23 Dec 2013 20:51:57 GMT
The double standard arises I suppose in that there have been countries where people have been prohibited from voting for instance in the grounds of skin colour, but no laws saying you can't vote unless you reach a certain height. I agree these things can be irritating. Also as a female who wears spectacles I resent the fact that women who wear glasses, and to some extent men who do, are not treated seriously but it's possible to get too wound up about it. However adverts can have a very powerful effect on a subliminal level.

Anything perceived as a weakness can arouse derision in some quarters so that's probably what it is.

In reply to an earlier post on 23 Dec 2013 20:52:08 GMT
Spin says:
Withnail; (?) I assume you agree with my argument? Or are you trying to defend the language used by your secularist ideology?

In reply to an earlier post on 23 Dec 2013 20:54:58 GMT
Spin says:
CE; The best sexual experience is with a toothless midget; not only do you get an excellent BJ, but you have something to rest your pint on...=)

In reply to an earlier post on 23 Dec 2013 20:58:06 GMT
Kleist says:
Existentialism, post-modernism, feminism, materialism, realism, psychologism...

In reply to an earlier post on 23 Dec 2013 20:59:03 GMT
Spin: such as an 80-year-old with osteoporosis? I can't believe you mean that!

In reply to an earlier post on 23 Dec 2013 21:02:57 GMT
Spin says:
CE: It's a joke, CE. A joke. Since "Star Wars" I greatly respect midgets....=)

Posted on 23 Dec 2013 21:17:59 GMT
......look......look......quick.....";what"?.......a sensible debate....."where"?...
Not here!!

In reply to an earlier post on 23 Dec 2013 21:25:14 GMT
Last edited by the author on 23 Dec 2013 22:23:06 GMT
Spin says:
TNF; A "sensible" debate about a persons height? Please....As pointless as a "Sensible" debate about a persons looks, beliefs, nationality or favourite TV programs...There is such a thing as "Humour", you know...

In reply to an earlier post on 24 Dec 2013 05:44:43 GMT
Straight into the hay....

Posted on 24 Dec 2013 21:25:21 GMT
"Tell my why Smurfs are small"

'We're not small but you are tall'
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