The F Word and Other Random Thoughts

There are some people that are too easily offended.
Recently on another person’s webpage a person was a bit “offended” because a few people, me included, used an expletive to describe that idiot “Dr.” Oz. Most of you know my disdain for this moron, along with “Dr.” Phil, and the person who unleashes these people on the public, namely Oprah. The information they dispense is at best misleading, at worse untrue, and some borderline dangerous. And due to it being christened by the almighty OW people follow it without taking the time to research the information being presented.
It wasn’t the fact that Oz was attacked, at least I don’t think it was, but more that the dreaded “F” word was used. The poster proceeded to admonish us for “sullying” her page and, because we are educated people, should not use such descriptive language.
Here’s the thing …
I did answer the posting, even though it was not on my page, and I kept it calm because I was trying to make a point, that there’s a setting on Facebook to not allow other’s posting to auto post to your page, and that perhaps they should change that setting. I also made the point that the great thing about that page was that we could express our disdain, in any manner we wanted to, without censure.
Apparently the gun control freedom is more important than the freedom of speech one?
My first thought at reading this post was actually of the great George Carlin. He had a bit at one time about the notion of “dirty words”. I am paraphrasing it of course, but the gist was that there are no dirty words, or bad words. There are Bad Thoughts. Bad Intentions. But they are JUST words.
As a side note, George Carlin is an American Icon and should be studied along with the Great Philosophers. Just my opinion.
Another thing I thought of was a Monty Python recording about the uses of the “F” word, beginning with the fact that “out of all the words in the English language that begin with the letter F, it is the only one that is known as the F word.”
Brilliant. In its entirety it is printed here:
Perhaps one of the most interesting words in the
English language today´s the word f*ck.
Out of all of the English words that begin with the letter “F”,
f*ck is the only word that´s referred to as the “F” word.
Its the one magical word, just by its sound can describe
pain, pleasure, hate & love.
F*ck, as most words in the English language,
is derived from German, the verb “ficken”, which means to strike.
In English, f*ck falls into many grammatical categories.
As a transitive verb for instance:
“John f*cked Shirley”
As an intransitive verb:
“Shirley f*cks”
It is meaning´s not always sexual.
It can be used as an adjective such as:
“John´s doing all the f*cking work”
As part of an adverb:
“Shirley talks to f*cking much”
As an adverb enhancing an adjective:
“Shirley is f*cking beautiful”
As a noun:
“I do not give a f*ck”
As part of a word:
“Abso-f*cking-lutely” or “In-f*cking-credible”
And, as almost every word in a sentence:
“F*ck the f*cking f*ckers”
As you must realize there aren´t to many words with the versatility of f*ck.
As in these examples, describing situations,
such as fraud:
“I got f*cked at the used car lot”
Dismay:
“Oh, f*ck it”
Trouble:
“I guess I am really f*cked now”
Aggression:
“Don´t f*ck with me buddy”
Difficulty:
“I do not understand this f*cking question”
Inquiry:
“Who the f*ck was that?”
Dissatisfaction:
“I do not like what the f*ck is going on here”
Incompetence:
“He’s a f*ck off”
Dismissal:
“Why don´t you go outside & play hide & go f*ck yourself”
I am sure you can think of many more examples.
With all of these multipurpose applications,
how can anyone be offended when you use the word?!
We say use this unique, flexible word more often in your daily speech.
It´ll identify the quality of your character immediately.
Say it loudly & proudly…
“FUCK YOU!”
People that hold themselves up as “better” or more “highly evolved” than us because they refrain from using these words are just kidding themselves. There are places these words should not be used of course, schools, church, etc. but it does not somehow make you a better person because you choose not to use them. It’s alongside the people that say “I don’t watch TV” as if not watching TV makes you a smarter person. Most of these people are lying, in my opinion. I watch LESS TV nowadays just because of training and other responsibilities, but we ALL watch TV. IN fact, I have learned many things from watching television. As with calories, it is not how much you watch (or eat), it’s the type of calories (or programming) you eat.
Another analogy (to bring a little training into this post) is the trainers that have never had a health issue or weight issue. Everyone is different. Just reading the posts on Vinnie Tortorich’s Facebook page tells you that NSNG works for all of us, but in different ways and at different rates. We have to tweak it to meet our personal needs. But the problem is that you have coaches and trainers who carb load, and eat low fat, and it has worked for them their whole life because they’ve never really had health issues, so they go at you preaching that if you just do what I do you will be like me. Jillian Michael’s is a good example of this paradigm. “I’ve done it like this, so if you try it my way and FAIL, then YOU are a loser!”
I used to be a fan of Jillian, and I admit I still watch The Biggest Loser, but her act is getting old and lame, and I wonder how many people she has hurt along the way. There’s a reason you only see a few past contestant’s each season. I have seen three this year. There have been over 100 people on that show since it started. I wonder how many of those past contestants are still thin.
You know what would be cool? Have Vinnie, or someone like him, go on as a trainer with their own group of people and train along side, but in the NSNG style, and see how they compare. In the short run, Michael’s method may work, because they are basically starved, but I am better if you look at the same people a year later the NSNG group would still be thin and in shape.
OK … I’m done …

One thought on “The F Word and Other Random Thoughts

  • March 8, 2013 at 7:01 pm
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    I totally agree re: Carlin

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