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    Who farted? Ka_Jun's Avatar
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    Is it morally reprehensible to...

    ...experience schadenfreude? I feel guilt, if that helps.

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    go with that feeling................
    Go raibh an chóir ghaoithe i gcónaí liom!

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    I don't know what that means.

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    Quote Originally Posted by PATH View Post
    go with that feeling................
    Which one, the schadenfreude, or the guilt?

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    Depends. Much of slapstick comedy was based on it, and no guilt needed there.
    If however we're talking about the situation in the Congo yes.

    There, doesn't that make you feel better.
    Sono più lento di quel che sembra.
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    Quote Originally Posted by UnsafeAlpine View Post
    I don't know what that means.
    You know, schadenfreude. It's when you shade your effen 'rhoids.
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    Please dont outsmart the censor. That is a very expensive censor and every time one of you guys outsmart it it makes someone at the home office feel bad. We dont wanna do that. So dont cleverly disguise bad words.

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    Quote Originally Posted by UnsafeAlpine View Post
    I don't know what that means.
    It's German. You know the Germans - they're the ones with the cool-looking army helmets and an annoying propensity for going into other people's countries to show them off.

    Anyway, auf Deutsch, schaden = sad, sadness, and freude = joy. Thus, literally, sad-joy. It means taking pleasure or enjoyment from the misfortune of others. And leave it to the Germans to come up with a literal compound word to describe it.

    And IMHO, the moral reprehensibility of it is purely situational. A random kid gets shot in the butt in the street - shadenfreude baaaaad. Dick Cheney gets shot in the butt on a hunting trip with the same geezer he shot a few years back - knock yourself out.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Wordbiker View Post

    What's frightening is how coherent Hickey was in posting that.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hickeydog View Post
    I second that ^^^
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    Oh, no. I know what shadenfreude means. I don't know what that guilt thing means.

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    means your a shroedinger cat.
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    No, but gloating would be.

    What you think or feel can never be morally reprehensible, only what you do.

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    Quote Originally Posted by UnsafeAlpine View Post
    Oh, no. I know what shadenfreude means. I don't know what that guilt thing means.
    Think of guilt as "the gift that keeps on giving."
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    I greatly prefer to experience mummenshanz

    [ame="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Hiej--45oI8"]YouTube - Mummenschanz "C"[/ame][ame="http://video.google.com/videoplay?docid=6571093600783371294"][/ame]
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    Quote Originally Posted by colorider View Post
    Phobias are for irrational fears. Fear of junk ripping badgers is perfectly rational. Those things are nasty.

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    WTF?
    Can I haz a refund?
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    Quote Originally Posted by ModoVincere View Post
    WTF?
    Can I haz a refund?
    yes, but I pay out all refunds in mummenshanz

    [ame="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9NerfIRJmBo"]YouTube - Mummenshanz 2, ????? 2[/ame]

    keep the change.
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    Quote Originally Posted by colorider View Post
    Phobias are for irrational fears. Fear of junk ripping badgers is perfectly rational. Those things are nasty.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jsharr View Post
    yes, but I pay out all refunds in mummenshanz

    YouTube - Mummenshanz 2, ????? 2

    keep the change.
    I'll just have Tom send you the bill for my therapy.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ModoVincere View Post
    I'll just have Tom send you the bill for my therapy.
    I will pay him with this

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    Quote Originally Posted by colorider View Post
    Phobias are for irrational fears. Fear of junk ripping badgers is perfectly rational. Those things are nasty.

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    there are no thought crimes.

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    It is never wrong to have (or not have, for that matter) any feeling. Now, there are certain feelings in certain situations that would most definitely be wrong to express or act on.

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    Quote Originally Posted by huerro View Post
    No, but gloating would be.

    What you think or feel can never be morally reprehensible, only what you do.
    Snap. I gloated. *sigh*

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    Quote Originally Posted by jsharr View Post
    I greatly prefer to experience mummenshanz

    YouTube - Mummenschanz "C"
    Approve, mummenshanz.

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    k, gimme 2 mummenshanz and- no, wait - make that 3 mummenshanz an' a coupla schadenfreudes, pls.

    An' no mayo.
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    u wan pappa frita wi dat?
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    Quote Originally Posted by colorider View Post
    Phobias are for irrational fears. Fear of junk ripping badgers is perfectly rational. Those things are nasty.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ka_Jun View Post
    ...experience schadenfreude? I feel guilt, if that helps.
    No!

    Schadenfreude is a perfectly natural and healthy part of being a human being. Embrace it.

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