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    Quote Originally Posted by OJ View Post
    This very offensive thread/post is like the bad penny that just keeps showing up and won't go away and die the natural death it should.
    Jokes circulate on the internet because of their noteriety. Voicing outrage and adding responses to this thread might yield results opposite to what you seek.

    It is the nature of humor that not everyone will find everything funny. Some people might even get offended by some jokes. But why take anything seriously in a forum called the "Offbeat Area?"

    Its more fun to share a drink with Hawkeye Pierce and BJ Hunnicut than Charles Emerson Winchester III.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Steve M1911A1 View Post
    Thank you, Mike.

    I wish that all you MDs would stop quoting me out of context, too.
    My comment about "registering" doctors was a satiric comment on the metaphor, satire, and irony of the original joke (which, by the way, was not posted by me).

    Lighten up, guys.
    My humble apologies. I should probably assume everything is at the very least tongue-in-cheek in this subforum.

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    Quote Originally Posted by submoa View Post
    Jokes circulate on the internet because of their noteriety. Voicing outrage and adding responses to this thread might yield results opposite to what you seek.

    It is the nature of humor that not everyone will find everything funny. Some people might even get offended by some jokes. But why take anything seriously in a forum called the "Offbeat Area?"

    Its more fun to share a drink with Hawkeye Pierce and BJ Hunnicut than Charles Emerson Winchester III.
    Personally, I like my martinis dry & dirty. And in case you think we can't make fun of ourselves, here's a couple of wiseass British anaesthetists on stage: Anaesthetist's Hymn It's LOL funny if you work in the OR environment, but good nonetheless.

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    Quote Originally Posted by tnoisaw View Post
    You're my favorite kinda doc... at least if I don't throw up my lungs after coming back into the half way awake world. Which I haven't in the last few operations (Hurled). The first operation sucked. It was bad enough that I had a pulminary embolism a few years before, now I'm hurling my lungs out.
    If you want more info re. the various proemetic (puke) and antiemetic (antipuke) factors and drugs of post-op nausea/vomiting I'll give ya the run down. There's been good progress over the last decade in identifying the components on both sides in addition to the antiemetic drugs we already had.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mike Barham View Post
    While I appreciate OJ's concerns about the post, I don't really see a problem with a clearly satirical post in the Sound Off subforum. If we locked or deleted everything here that could potentially offend some members, well, we'd have to delete the whole Sound Off section.

    I think the point about people seeing doctors because they are already sick makes the original post pretty irrelevant politically, but it is satire, after all, and not meant as a serious point for argument.
    From the dictionary, we get the following definitions of satire:

    1. the use of irony, sarcasm, ridicule, or the like, in exposing, denouncing, or deriding vice, folly, etc.
    2. a literary composition, in verse or prose, in which human folly and vice are held up to scorn, derision, or ridicule.
    3. a literary genre comprising such compositions.


    That identical post has been around for several years and, on other forums, blocked - it has no redeeming value and, as I pointed out, those figures have never been posted by HHS regarding deaths due to doctors as was claimed in the post and is blatantly BS.

    However, it clearly has the approval of the administration here and I think I am not compatible with that kind of thinking and will withdraw from this forum. I am more interested in sharing information about technical stuff and most of the threads I see look more social, at best, and most don't give formal approval of this kind of "satire" nonsense.

    So Long

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    OJ doesn't get it, does he?
    The satire was about gun control, not doctors.

    Too bad...it's never nice to lose a correspondent. Especially one who likes scrub jays and squirrels.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Steve M1911A1 View Post
    OJ doesn't get it, does he?
    There is the possibility we may have been had by a master of subtlety and irony. For example, there is the irony inherent in his sig line:

    Quote Originally Posted by OJ View Post
    Anything worth shooting is worth shooting twice. Ammo is cheap - life is expensive.
    A possible objective of the protest could be to take the controversy to the next level of 1st amendment debate in an obviously humor oriented subforum. Getting folks riled up with a hoax could be seen as infinitely more amusing than the original post.

    If this is true, well done!

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    Well, I'm sorry to see OJ go over something so petty, but perhaps the answer for a lack of a sense of humor is to avoid subforums that are primarily about humor. I've seen this same post on several other forums, and never saw it locked, nor have I seen anyone get all offended by it.
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