I (probably) shouldn’t joke about on other people’s threads.
At least not when they’re not related to the topic in hand anyway.
Leaving bits of dismembered corpse in lockers in bus/train stations.
Actually, I probably shouldn’t joke about them when they are relevant really, should I? ¹.
Or ever at all?
No … that’d be reactionary … kneejerk, holier than thou, PC, SJW dogma. There’s definitely a time and a place to make light of animal buggery, child abuse/rape and serial killing … I just have to pick more appropriate moments is all — sooner or later, Electric Climax Paedosnuff Movies (Amsterdam) Ltd will have their day … wait and see.
Years ago … actually well over a decade ago now … my halfwit employer had every employee’s internet usage monitored without the least idea of what the Internet was all about or why people would want/need to use it — they only used it for porn/gossip themselves and assumed everyone else was equally as retarded as they.
‘Naturally’, my usage was looked into with especial concern ².
I was shocked to discover that they were pulling me up on a trip to the Playboy website, because … quite apart from the fact that I work on the basis that, if I have the time and resources to leer at porn, I’ve got the time and resources to actually have sex, so I’d be better off doing so than wasting my time watching ugly people doing nasty things to each other … and if I really wanted to look at porn, I could find way more disturbing sites than Playboy ³ … I couldn’t believe that they were unaware of pop-up/pop-under iFrames ⁴.
So, I took issue with it in no uncertain … and very public … terms.
In the end they had to issue me a formal apology.
They did, however, point out that, despite that … and the fact that I hadn’t visited any sites that were illegal or contained illegal content … many of the sites I had visited were “disturbing”
Really … which ones? I like to make a point of using my employers’ internet access to research things that are “odd strange weird extreme disturbed disturbing twisted sick debauched degenerate” and a whole slew of similar search terms that I have long since forgotten since the demise of sites offering sex with dolphins, corpses for sale or an opportunity to play Chainsaw The Children ⁵
You think that’s disturbing, do you?
You ain’t seen nuthin’ … come here — I’ll show you “disturbing” alright, you pompous ass!
I ask you!
As if I’d waste my own time on that, let alone my employer’s — I’m here to do a job, not piss about!
I have to admit that, in retrospect, it might’ve been more sensible to take a less outspoken view on certain matters within the company — but I’m not very good at putting selfish self-interest before ethics/morality nor before plain common sense ⁶.
¹ Especially not then, now I come to think about it.
² A long, tiresome story of people with lower IQs than their shoe-size, nothing of any value to add to the organisation, no skill in implementing what little they did contribute, way too much time on their hands … and a deep well of resentment that I was not only prepared to point out that they were complete and utter muppets, incapable of performing their own roles properly, let alone understanding mine, but that everyone knew I was right about that and agreed with me … and further exacerbated by the fact that I was too good at what I did for them to afford to lose my services and that they knew that I .. and everyone else … knew it.
³ Incestporn.com, anyone?
⁴ People who spent that much time on gnarly websites must, surely, be aware of the phenomenon, no?
⁵ Actually that last one still exists … but you get the point,
⁶ It would offend my intellect 😉