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Re: You suck at whitespace formatting

Postby ilikebeans » Wed Nov 09, 2011 6:35 pm

I think we need to impose a tax on lack of whitespace.
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Re: You suck at whitespace formatting

Postby city2countrygal » Wed Nov 09, 2011 7:05 pm

e.e. cummings was the king of white space

White space can be used for emphasis, or it can be used tactfully to get your point across in a way people will want to read.

Anyone belonging to a daily feed can attest to how annoying improper spacing can be. Do you really need to include the entire entry of the previous poster you were replying to? Sorry, off topic rant...

I appreciate ArturoBandini starting this thread. Thanks for the laughs this evening!
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Re: You suck at whitespace formatting

Postby kurt_w » Wed Nov 09, 2011 7:14 pm

When whitespace is outlawed, only outlaws will have whitespace.

Arturo can seize my whitespace from my cold, dead hands.

Free Minds. Free Whitespace.

Vote Libertarian to get the Democrats out of your wallet, the Republicans out of your bedroom, and Arturo out of your formatting.
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Re: You suck at whitespace formatting

Postby ArturoBandini » Wed Nov 09, 2011 7:18 pm

kurt_w wrote:Vote Libertarian to get the Democrats out of your wallet, the Republicans out of your bedroom, and Arturo out of your formatting.
Now we're talking. If Democrats and Republicans limited their intrusions to only non-binding criticism of purely aesthetic matters, the world would be a better place.
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Re: You suck at whitespace formatting

Postby kurt_w » Wed Nov 09, 2011 7:54 pm

ArturoBandini wrote:
kurt_w wrote:Vote Libertarian to get the Democrats out of your wallet, the Republicans out of your bedroom, and Arturo out of your formatting.
Now we're talking. If Democrats and Republicans limited their intrusions to only non-binding criticism of purely aesthetic matters, the world would be a better place.


Unfortunately, the world doesn't run on aesthetics.
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Re: You suck at whitespace formatting

Postby Detritus » Wed Nov 09, 2011 8:02 pm

kurt_w wrote:
ArturoBandini wrote:
kurt_w wrote:Vote Libertarian to get the Democrats out of your wallet, the Republicans out of your bedroom, and Arturo out of your formatting.
Now we're talking. If Democrats and Republicans limited their intrusions to only non-binding criticism of purely aesthetic matters, the world would be a better place.


Unfortunately, the world doesn't run on aesthetics.

Actually, the late George Mosse argued that the fascist world did run on aesthetics, the "aestheticization of politics." When service to the state became beautiful, atrocities became inevitable.

He considered that a lesson for us all.
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Re: You suck at whitespace formatting

Postby ArturoBandini » Wed Nov 09, 2011 8:05 pm

kurt_w wrote:Unfortunately, the world doesn't run on aesthetics.
Wait, what? MFA's everywhere are feeling insulted by that comment.

So, open-ended - what does the world run on?
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Re: You suck at whitespace formatting

Postby kurt_w » Wed Nov 09, 2011 8:10 pm

Detritus wrote:
kurt_w wrote:Unfortunately, the world doesn't run on aesthetics.

Actually, the late George Mosse argued that the fascist world did run on aesthetics, the "aestheticization of politics." When service to the state became beautiful, atrocities became inevitable.

He considered that a lesson for us all.


OK. I will revise:

Fortunately or unfortunately, the US doesn't run on aesthetics.
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Re: You suck at whitespace formatting

Postby snoqueen » Wed Nov 09, 2011 9:29 pm

It sure doesn't seem to.

When service to the state became beautiful, atrocities became inevitable.


And service to the state is about as devalued as you can get these days.

We're in uncharted territory.
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Re: You suck at whitespace formatting

Postby kurt_w » Wed Nov 09, 2011 10:14 pm

ArturoBandini wrote:
kurt_w wrote:Unfortunately, the world doesn't run on aesthetics.
Wait, what? MFA's everywhere are feeling insulted by that comment.

So, open-ended - what does the world run on?


The physical universe runs on thermodynamic free energy. Humans, as best I can tell, largely run on self-delusion.
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Let's cut to brass tacks: You suck

Postby Marvell » Wed Nov 09, 2011 11:46 pm

ArturoBandini wrote:So, open-ended - what does the world run on?


Castration Anxiety and the Second Law of Thermodynamics.

Thus endeth the lesson.
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Re: You suck at whitespace formatting

Postby ArturoBandini » Wed Nov 09, 2011 11:48 pm

kurt_w wrote:The physical universe runs on thermodynamic free energy. Humans, as best I can tell, largely run on self-delusion.
I was mainly looking for the latter answer, but thanks for providing the former as well.
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