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Because it looks like this guy is hoarding all the copies.
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OoooooooooOOOOOOOOOOOOOoooooooooooohhhhhhhhhhh!! I... I think I want a secret Star Wars Lair of my very own.... cry

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MWChapel wrote:
Because it looks like this guy is hoarding all the copies.

Funny, because that seems to be one item that he doesn't have (at least I couldn't see any in the photos).
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I guess the other thing he doesn't have, is a girlfriend
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If you read the article, the guy is the curator for some museum collection ...
 
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Mack_me_Bucko wrote:
If you read the article, the guy is the curator for some museum collection ...


It's a collection he built up. Massive Star Wars fan, was a long time LucasFilm employee too, and very well known among the community of fans. Rancho Obi-Wan is massive.
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True, but the article was written by the curator -- who is apparently female ...

Man, to have such a collection though!!
 
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I suppose if you want to waste a lot of space that is how you go about it.
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GSReis wrote:
MWChapel wrote:
Because it looks like this guy is hoarding all the copies.

Funny, because that seems to be one item that he doesn't have (at least I couldn't see any in the photos).
He doesn't have the flamethrower either.

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show of hands- how many people actually read the article?
the guy is an actor, and the whole thing is staged. they were making a TV commercial for macaroni and cheese.

if google hasn't failed me, I believe it's this one!
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7roF7YNzAgs

oh, and yes, the lady is a curator of a star wars museum. they're using stuff from her museum for the commercial.
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inkD wrote:
I guess the other thing he doesn't have, is a girlfriend


Is there a way to flag a comment multiple times?
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Nicolas Weiss wrote:
inkD wrote:
I guess the other thing he doesn't have, is a girlfriend


Is there a way to flag a comment multiple times?


There's not. Fortunately you're not the final arbiter of taste or the King of BGG.
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inkD wrote:
I guess the other thing he doesn't have, is a girlfriend

Is there something about collecting Star Wars memorabilia that identifies one as gay? I know plenty of straight guys who are into Star Wars.
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mikecl wrote:
There's not. Fortunately you're not the final arbiter of taste or the King of BGG.


Of course I'm not.

That said, though I'm usually very chill with humour and don't remember having flagged anything prior to today, I express a strong distaste for that comment and the thumbs up it gathered for two reasons:

1) I believe BGG, of all places, is where "passionate geek" => "does not get laid" prejudice has absolutely no place in any shape or form.
2) Because it targets someone else than a BGG member doesn't make the personal attack suddenly OK.
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doujinsoft wrote:
show of hands- how many people actually read the article?
the guy is an actor, and the whole thing is staged. they were making a TV commercial for macaroni and cheese.

if google hasn't failed me, I believe it's this one!
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7roF7YNzAgs

oh, and yes, the lady is a curator of a star wars museum. they're using stuff from her museum for the commercial.


Yes. I read it before posting. Nice article. And her first name is Anne.

(But I still want a secret Star Wars lair of my very own... blush )
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The boy in the commercial wrote:
This is a room of lies.


Hilarious!
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Nicolas Weiss wrote:
mikecl wrote:
There's not. Fortunately you're not the final arbiter of taste or the King of BGG.


Of course I'm not.

That said, though I'm usually very chill with humour and don't remember having flagged anything prior to today, I express a strong distaste for that comment and the thumbs up it gathered for two reasons:

1) I believe BGG, of all places, is where "passionate geek" => "does not get laid" prejudice has absolutely no place in any shape or form.
2) Because it targets someone else than a BGG member doesn't make the personal attack suddenly OK.


May I suggest you avoid the wargames forum? A few weeks ago I had someone fling nasty comments at me across 5 pages (culminating in a statement that I was picked on by girls in school and had tiny genitals) and no one batted an eye. That was by far the singularly most offensive person I have ever run across on this site.

In comparison, inkD's comment here was so innocuous compared to 99.9% of what is said on the internet that it didn't even register with me until you called it out.
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chearns wrote:
inkD wrote:
I guess the other thing he doesn't have, is a girlfriend

Is there something about collecting Star Wars memorabilia that identifies one as gay? I know plenty of straight guys who are into Star Wars.
Was that a gay joke?

Pete (thought it was a "too nerdy to attract a girl" joke)
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Pete (thought it was a "too nerdy to attract a girl" joke)


That's what I assumed it was as well. Didn't even cross my mind that it might have been a gay joke.
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I find it's too ambiguous to bring in possible sexuality into a nerd joke. So I go with more of a gender neutral type ribbing, like:

"I guess the other thing he doesn't have, is lunch money, cause I took it! NERD!"

The old ways are the best.
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plezercruz wrote:
chearns wrote:
inkD wrote:
I guess the other thing he doesn't have, is a girlfriend

Is there something about collecting Star Wars memorabilia that identifies one as gay? I know plenty of straight guys who are into Star Wars.
Was that a gay joke?

Pete (thought it was a "too nerdy to attract a girl" joke)

It was a heteronormative joke. It was predicated on the idea that all males want to attract females. Which isn't true and would only be made by someone who presumes that all men are straight.

This is, of course, ignoring that the comment was made regarding the article which was written by a woman, not a man. So unless the jokester was presuming lesbianism on the side of the author, then along with their heteronormative joke, they also gave us some lovely presumption of maleness when gender is unknown.
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I mostly agree, but you are misinterpreting my intentions. At the moment I flagged the comment, it was amongst the most thumbed of the thread, meaning that:

1) I thought had about no chance to actually get the thing hidden for all.
2) I felt like enough people needed a reminder that this behaviour is (at least according to my standards) not acceptable.

(As a general matter of fact, I'm not in favour of censorship. I only like in flagging the part where a user gets a message about their behaviour.)
 
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Attempts at Humor are forbidden on the Internet, as any joke is guaranteed to offend at least one person, and that's one person too many...apparently...

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chearns wrote:

It was a heteronormative joke. It was predicated on the idea that all males want to attract females. Which isn't true and would only be made by someone who presumes that all men are straight.


This comment shows a striking ignorance of how humor works. Jokes are often predicated on an assumed normative state. Sometimes they subvert that normative state in order to provoke humor, sometimes they reinforce it. You may not be happy THAT there is a presumed normative state (but unfortunately for you, reality doesn't much care if you are happy or not), and you may not think the humor provoked by either tactic is very strong (but unfortunately for you, you also don't get to decide what other people laugh at). MOST males want to attract females. It's a commonly assumed normative state. It's perfectly reasonable to reference that normative state in order to try to mine it for humor, and anyone can do it; even someone who presumes that there are lots of other sexual inclinations.

I don't think the joke was funny, but I find it way less offensive than your attempt to steer the thread into public shaming via your half-assed theory about being anti-gay.

Boo, sir. Booooooo.
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desertfox2004 wrote:
Attempts at Humor are forbidden on the Internet, as any joke is guaranteed to offend at least one person, and that's one person too many...apparently...

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It is possible to be humourous without being offensive.
 
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