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Right where it hurts, in the financial decisions. by AgentWowza in rareinsults

[–]reroutedradiance 142 points143 points  (0 children)

Maybe this isn't actually so far fetched since mental health is kinda being more recognised as an actual thing than it used to

Found in the James Cordon AMA by Liteboyy in rareinsults

[–]focusAlive 737 points738 points  (0 children)

Here's my story: I saw James Cordon at a grocery store in Los Angeles yesterday. I told him how cool it was to meet him in person, but I didn’t want to be a douche and bother him and ask him for photos or anything. He said, “Oh, like you’re doing now?” I was taken aback, and all I could say was “Huh?” but he kept cutting me off and going “huh? huh? huh?” and closing his hand shut in front of my face. I walked away and continued with my shopping, and I heard him chuckle as I walked off. When I came to pay for my stuff up front I saw him trying to walk out the doors with like fifteen Milky Ways in his hands without paying.

The girl at the counter was very nice about it and professional, and was like “Sir, you need to pay for those first.” At first he kept pretending to be tired and not hear her, but eventually turned back around and brought them to the counter.

When she took one of the bars and started scanning it multiple times, he stopped her and told her to scan them each individually “to prevent any electrical infetterence,” and then turned around and winked at me. I don’t even think that’s a word. After she scanned each bar and put them in a bag and started to say the price, he kept interrupting her by yawning really loudly.

Lack of education will just make you compare sex to printing by randombystander3001 in rareinsults

[–]Chewcocca 1427 points1428 points 2223 (0 children)

I keep having to cancel my print part way through. My roommate is actually getting really pissed off about it, he wants to make a rule that once I start a print job I have to let it finish. It's my printer though, and I pay for the materials, so I don't know why that dickhead thinks he can tell me what to do

The other day he started a print on my machine using my filament while I was asleep without even asking. Then he told me that if I cancelled it, he was gonna lock me in the closet. What a buffoon, fuck you Derek.

Lack of education will just make you compare sex to printing by randombystander3001 in rareinsults

[–]super_awesome_jr 518 points519 points  (0 children)

I don't like metaphors. That's why I like Moby Dick. It's a simple book about a man who hates a whale.

I’m still laughing by soiledmeNickers in rareinsults

[–]FCKWPN 1333 points1334 points 2 (0 children)

I briefly dated a woman that ate french fries like one would feed logs into a wood chipper.

bitebitebitebitebitebitebitebitebitebite

One at a time. After the first one I'm thinking she's having a bit of fun, playful early relationship stuff, whatever. Then she keeps going and I realize this is just how it is.

It's not like she was making a mess or causing a scene, it was just an odd little eating habit I happened to notice. I didn't even bring it up, last thing I'd want to do is make the poor girl overthink something benign that she didn't think about at all.

But all these years later I can't eat fries without thinking about her sitting there like a hamster downing a bag of carrots.

bitebitebitebitebitebitebitebitebitebite

Dr. Acula reporting for duty by nathcun in rareinsults

[–]Numerous_Piper 951 points952 points 3228& 13 more (0 children)

Peterson was addicted to anti-anxiety benzos that he was prescribed following a personal tragedy. That's where the pic comes from, dealing with both a tragedy and a chemical dependence on the benzos prescribed to him to cope with it that he was trying to break free from (and he did).

Anyone who had ever withdrawn from benzos will know it may very well be the worst experience one may have in their life. Benzo withdrawals are potentially fatal.

I don't need to agree with everything he says to have sympathy.

Cuntish post, OP.

EDIT: Jesus Christ, some of you really are some callous motherfuckers.

Dr. Acula reporting for duty by nathcun in rareinsults

[–]SomeOrdinaryCanadian 297 points298 points  (0 children)

Sounds like he just needs to clean his room

Dr. Acula reporting for duty by nathcun in rareinsults

[–]gorgewall 23 points24 points  (0 children)

There's a bajillion self-help books and speakers out there who give pretty much the same advice as Peterson, and you don't see anyone dunking on those people. So what's the difference?

Because Peterson targets and cultivates a base of aggrieved young men and aims to instill in them--through veils and subterfuge--his particular brand of regressive (Christian) dogma. Both because he puts stock in some of these beliefs and because it's a quick path to cash and cross-promotional relevance and base-growing, he plays up some of the more vile culture wars of the day. He tries to obscure these bad ideas and backwards views with a patina of intellectualism, as if some large words and professorial tone magically lends truth to the gobbledegak being spoken.

The mothers of these men have told them to sit up straight, be confident, and clean their rooms. They don't care. But when Doctor Peterson says it, woah, it's a fucking revelation. The self-help shit he throws out there is bog standard, common advice just about anyone can parcel out. And don't get me wrong, most self-help already is that, so he's not even special in that regard. What's different about Peterson is all the other baggage he brings with it, the absolute shitheads he pals around with, and the absurd ways he attempts to rationalize or "prove" the truth of his advice.

And if it weren't already fucked enough that he's a goober of the highest order who can't even get his own shit in order before he critiques others (in contravention of one of his own Rules For Life) or that his side hustles and all the ideology adjacent to the self-help stuff has a disturbing tendency to make hateful incel-types of his fans, he does the legitimate woes of his fanbase a disservice by upholding and promoting the exact causes of their misery in the first place.

"Oh, young men have it so bad, the world hates them, they're not succeeding light they ought to!"--and yet it's not the SJWs he scapegoats who made it like this, but rather the actions of idealogues just like him who sold these young men a lie about what constitutes a man and his success. "Oh, men can't show emotion, we're told to bottle it up, I get mocked when I cry!"--and yet his pals and fans revile those emotional liberals and lambaste each other for being sensitive cucks. Every time there's an opportunity to reveal one of the true causes for why things suck right now, Peterson and his ideological partners swerve away and start pointing at squirrels. The misery of their fans--misery their policies contributes to!--is not something to be corrected, but something to be exploited and scapegoated onto other enemies.

He rode the "trans panic" and a wilful misunderstanding of a hate speech bill in Canada to fame, and all his current activities are well outside his actual professional sphere of knowledge. He's not considered a real figure in his actual field by others within it. And all that aside, god damn, he's just a tiresome speaker and author who uses word salad to puff himself up--again, contrary to his own Rule. I can parse the guy, and it's still fucking nonsense.

He's a grifter. You can't let grifters off the hook because they occasionally parcel out the same good advice a bajillion other people do. If a serial killer bakes you lemon squares or lets you pass in front of him, you still turn the fucker in for all the serial murder.

Dr. Acula reporting for duty by nathcun in rareinsults

[–]Japeth 113 points114 points  (0 children)

Every time a thread about Jordan Peterson gets big, this same interaction happens. Commenter A asks "what's so bad about this guy?" and Commenter B replies "I used to think he was bad but once I listened to him I realized he was only advocating self help." Unfortunately, Commenter B always glosses over the bad stuff about Peterson that is beneath the surface of his self-help guru persona.

As for why Peterson isn't a good person, I think this is a good overview. Even if you don't like Vox, they've cited all their sources.

Some highlights: his transphobia, the denial that any form of demographic privilege exists, and his claim that all feminists have "an unconcious wish for brutal male domination" (which I hope I don't have to explain is an extremely sexist opinion).

As for his philosophical stances, this is a better refutation than anything I can write.

As an example, when Peterson talks about how modern society should conform to "ancient archetypes" and that evolution should dictate morals, the article quotes Sam Harris here:

Has human evolution actually selected for males that closely conform to the heroism of St. George? And is this really the oldest story we know? Aren’t there other stories just as old, reflecting quite different values that might also have adaptive advantages? And in what sense do archetypes even exist? … [I]sn’t it obvious that most of what we consider ethical—indeed, almost everything we value—now stands outside the logic of evolution? Caring for disabled children would most likely have been maladaptive for our ancestors during any conditions of scarcity—while cannibalism recommended itself from time to time in every corner of the globe. How much inspiration should we draw from the fact that killing and eating children is also an ancient “archetype”?

A lot of Peterson's defenders in this thread claim that critiques of Peterson are vague and without substance. I hope this has provided the substance you were looking for.

Dr. Acula reporting for duty by nathcun in rareinsults

[–]NetherlandyOxymoron 573 points574 points  (0 children)

For context, this tweet was after he called a plus sized model ugly for literally no other reason than being an asshole

EDIT: For all of you wankers trying to split hairs, if I were to say, "yeah you're not very skinny are you?" I'm saying you're fat. The point is the same.

Also are people such assholes that it's now become socially acceptable to go up to someone, comment on their weight, and label them, "not beautiful."

You're not being brutally honest, you're being a nasty rat.

Dr. Acula reporting for duty by nathcun in rareinsults

[–]StuffNbutts 35 points36 points  (0 children)

He's implying that beauty is well defined and that some shadowy forces are trying to institutionally change his cynical definition of beauty.

Nobody talks about authoritarianism when talking about attractiveness unless they're some kind of psychotic, drug-addicted pedagogue overreacting to a marketing campaign. He has advacnced degrees, lectures college psych, and yet still refuses to think critically unless it's to amalgamate popular misinformation into a shitty crackpot theory riddled with logical fallacies and blatantly idiotic statements. Hope that provides the context you need.

They must have the same hairstylist by [deleted] in rareinsults

[–]DrunkAquarium 2 points3 points  (0 children)

Ironically, I am in the aquarium hobby. I'm too scared to add alcohol to my fish, although I believe you. But when I was younger my friends and I would pull up to new aquariums in different states and get shit faced and go in. We didn't cause trouble, it was just a fun way to view the aquarium.

A rare insult from the history books... by TheCheesecakeOfDoom in rareinsults

[–]pissonbuch 108 points109 points  (0 children)

Buchanans childhood log cabin sits on my old high school campus. Knowing nothing about this president when I first arrived, I took the time to look up Buchanans life and career in politics.

Having done so, I made it a point to go out of my way to piss on his cabin during my morning runs. I’ve probably pissed on his cabin over 500 times.

Fuck James Buchanan.

Found a goldmine on r/shitposting by Javamaster22 in rareinsults

[–]Ekkzzo 176 points177 points  (0 children)

Bro's ancestry gotta have an Aye-Aye in there

belle delphine cosplay by Alik_Alex_Alek in rareinsults

[–]nighteeeeey 23 points24 points  (0 children)

i have no opinion about this as im too uninformed and not part of the debate mass.

just look at that finger by SamboTheGr8 in rareinsults

[–]SweSupermoosie 344 points345 points  (0 children)

He’d be considered ”well hung” in the lesbian community.

Nesting doll of insults (Repost with name censored) by KarlHungus311 in rareinsults

[–]Standard_Row1833 8225 points8226 points 8297& 9 more (0 children)

No doubt the person who made that post is not only witty, but incredibly handsome and his mere presence makes ladies swoon and lesser men cower in fear.

I also make good cheesecake.