December 23rd, 2019

mourning

My tweets

  • Mon, 01:01: RT @onyxaminedlife: So Maya Forstater, the woman JK Rowling is supporting, wrote a manifesto. I won't link to it, but it gives a more detai…
  • Mon, 01:01: RT @onyxaminedlife: No reaction. Rather than questioning if she's oppressed, she makes, by her own count, 150 TRANSPHOBIC TWEETS IN A WEEK…
  • Mon, 01:01: RT @onyxaminedlife: Let's take a moment here to remind ourselves that she works getting funds for charity. So, like, public goodwill is th…
  • Mon, 01:01: RT @onyxaminedlife: So after making, on average, at least one transphobic tweet every hour she was awake for a week, she got asked to tone…
  • Mon, 01:02: RT @onyxaminedlife: After MONTHS of this, she gets fired, right? No, her contract is not renewed. Because she was becoming a public transph…
  • Mon, 01:02: RT @onyxaminedlife: She then turns to the transphobic activists and organizations that she's been talking with and asks for their support w…
  • Mon, 01:02: RT @onyxaminedlife: It's startling how embarrassing this story is, honestly. And this is HER telling of it. This is what JK Rowling decided…
mourning

Insights

Sometimes, trying to explain things to others that they don't understand can spark interesting insights.

On the FB group "Aspergers," somebody posted that a customer had told them a joke that they didn't get. The joke was:

“What does a 500 pound rat say to a cat?”

I thought about it for a few seconds and asked what?

He replied “Here kitty kitty!”

The person went on to say they didn't get the joke because rats don't eat cats, it's the other way around.

I said "The joke is that rats eat pretty much anything that doesn't eat them, and the 500-pound rat would not be the least bit afraid of a cat. (Presumably a house cat) So a 500 lb rat *would* probably eat a cat."

To which someone else asked "how is that funny?"

So I said:

"Because the tables are turned. Cats usually eat rats and mice. And a 500 pound rat is like 'Oh how the tables have turned!' I think it's a metaphor for when a weak human who's been taking abuse from a bigger and stronger person for a long time suddenly gets really buff and beats the crap out of their abuser. (Or at least becomes so intimidating that the bully no longer dares to mess with them.)"

This was cross-posted from https://fayanora.dreamwidth.org/1497139.html
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