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Re: 2016 Current Events Study Guide

Postby IronNeck » Thu Nov 10, 2016 8:06 am

I'm impressed with how people on this board reacted to the news. Most decided this wasn't the place to discuss it. The ones registering disappointment were respectful. Some pointed out interesting trivia factoids. Suffice to say everyone behaved just slightly better than a certain former super-champion who has posted on here before;

https://twitter.com/Ash_Effect/status/7 ... 7384722432

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I'm just curious; does this mean he was playing under tremendous duress when he was competing against those horrible white people Julia Collins and Ben Ingram in the ToC, all hosted by that despicable white man Alex Trebek? Poor soul! Maybe that's why he lost?
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Re: 2016 Current Events Study Guide

Postby seaborgium » Thu Nov 10, 2016 11:22 am

Is Jeopardy going to ask about Arthur Chu's Twitter posts?
[Edit: this was a comment on the relevance of the discussion to the 2016 current events thread, from which it has since been moved.]
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Re: 2016 Current Events Study Guide

Postby 9021amyers » Thu Nov 10, 2016 12:11 pm

IronNeck wrote:I'm impressed with how people on this board reacted to the news. Most decided this wasn't the place to discuss it. The ones registering disappointment were respectful. Some pointed out interesting trivia factoids. Suffice to say everyone behaved just slightly better than a certain former super-champion who has posted on here before;

https://twitter.com/Ash_Effect/status/7 ... 7384722432

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I'm just curious; does this mean he was playing under tremendous duress when he was competing against those horrible white people Julia Collins and Ben Ingram in the ToC, all hosted by that despicable white man Alex Trebek? Poor soul! Maybe that's why he lost?

One thing that's becoming evident is that liberals made the mistake of conflating the economic anxiety of lagging Rust Belt communities as the American economy shifts toward a technocratic and highly-skilled workforce with the racial resentment present among working-class whites. They certainly not mutually exclusive, but treating them as one and the same alienated Democrats in those areas, which may have proved decisive.

Chu's from Ohio, so it was a worse night for him than most. I say give him a chance to apologize now that the pain and anger are not so fresh.
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Re: 2016 Current Events Study Guide

Postby seaborgium » Thu Nov 10, 2016 12:22 pm

Don't hold your breath awaiting an apology from Arthur. But this should be in Reretaken Down (if anywhere on the board).
[Edit: this was a comment on the relevance of the discussion to the 2016 current events thread, from which it has since been moved.]
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Re: 2016 Current Events Study Guide

Postby MinnesotaMyron » Thu Nov 10, 2016 12:49 pm

seaborgium wrote:Is Jeopardy going to ask about Arthur Chu's Twitter posts?


Yeah, that's what "Reretaken Down" is for.
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Re: Reretaken Down

Postby xxaaaxx » Thu Nov 10, 2016 3:37 pm

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Re: 2016 Current Events Study Guide

Postby IronNeck » Thu Nov 10, 2016 4:19 pm

My apologies for posting in the wrong topic.

9021amyers wrote:Chu's from Ohio, so it was a worse night for him than most. I say give him a chance to apologize now that the pain and anger are not so fresh.


Not sure how familiar you are with Chu and his Twitter, but he has written even worse things than those two Tweets above. (As in, advocating violence and murder) Not to mention done things like call in bomb threats to disrupt right-wing speeches at a university. All of which he is immensely proud of, and never apologized for.

This isn't new, either. I remember when there were news articles about his initial Jeopardy run, he gave interviews expressing a lot of anger and bitterness towards whites, who he viewed as the great nemesis of his life. This even included some gratuitous insults towards Ken Jennings of all people, who wrote a fine article praising and defending Chu.
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Re: Reretaken Down

Postby sarisson » Thu Nov 10, 2016 4:32 pm

Vanya, is that you?
(I realize I'm not the only person who's thought that.)
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Re: Reretaken Down

Postby Bamaman » Thu Nov 10, 2016 11:13 pm

sarisson wrote:Vanya, is that you?
(I realize I'm not the only person who's thought that.)


The thought crossed my mind as well. But Vanya never mentioned an interest in chess nor did he seem to be big into wagering from what I recall. Iron Neck didn't comment on Dylan's Nobel Prize and Vanya was a big Dylan fan.

So unless he created an entire new online personality, I would say they are not the same person.
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Re: Reretaken Down

Postby IronNeck » Fri Nov 11, 2016 1:49 am

Bamaman wrote:
sarisson wrote:Vanya, is that you?
(I realize I'm not the only person who's thought that.)


The thought crossed my mind as well. But Vanya never mentioned an interest in chess nor did he seem to be big into wagering from what I recall. Iron Neck didn't comment on Dylan's Nobel Prize and Vanya was a big Dylan fan.

So unless he created an entire new online personality, I would say they are not the same person.


Wait. I always assumed "Vanya" was a tongue-in-cheek reference to the titular protagonist of Chekhov's Uncle Vanya. I was especially confused by the (irrelevant) reference above, but ignored it.

Apparently, it's a reference to on older member of this forum instead? Can anyone summarize this particular curious character?
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Re: Reretaken Down

Postby bpmod » Fri Nov 11, 2016 5:43 am

IronNeck wrote:Can anyone summarize this particular curious character?

You shouldn't have any difficulty searching for and reading his posts.

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Re: Reretaken Down

Postby IronNeck » Fri Nov 11, 2016 5:51 am

bpmod wrote:
IronNeck wrote:Can anyone summarize this particular curious character?

You shouldn't have any difficulty searching for and reading his posts.

Brian


Can't say I'm nearly interested enough to look up a random member of this forum and read through dozens of his posts to gain a personality profile. All because one or two people made a reference.

However, I'm interested just enough to read someone's short summary of said personality. Especially if they're the ones that made the reference to begin with. :)
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Re: Reretaken Down

Postby bpmod » Fri Nov 11, 2016 5:54 am

IronNeck wrote:
bpmod wrote:
IronNeck wrote:Can anyone summarize this particular curious character?

You shouldn't have any difficulty searching for and reading his posts.

Brian


Can't say I'm nearly interested enough to look up a random member of this forum and read through dozens of his posts to gain a personality profile. All because one or two people made a reference.

However, I'm interested just enough to read someone's short summary of said personality. Especially if they're the ones that made the reference to begin with. :)

We are not talking about some random member. We are talking of the notorious Vanya.

Two posts would probably be sufficient.

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Re: Reretaken Down

Postby alietr » Fri Nov 11, 2016 8:54 am

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Re: 2016 Current Events Study Guide

Postby Woppy T » Fri Nov 11, 2016 10:36 am

IronNeck wrote:My apologies for posting in the wrong topic.

9021amyers wrote:Chu's from Ohio, so it was a worse night for him than most. I say give him a chance to apologize now that the pain and anger are not so fresh.


Not sure how familiar you are with Chu and his Twitter, but he has written even worse things than those two Tweets above. (As in, advocating violence and murder) Not to mention done things like call in bomb threats to disrupt right-wing speeches at a university. All of which he is immensely proud of, and never apologized for.


is this really true? Why isn't he in jail?
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Re: 2016 Current Events Study Guide

Postby BigDaddyMatty » Fri Nov 11, 2016 12:57 pm

Woppy T wrote:
IronNeck wrote:My apologies for posting in the wrong topic.

9021amyers wrote:Chu's from Ohio, so it was a worse night for him than most. I say give him a chance to apologize now that the pain and anger are not so fresh.


Not sure how familiar you are with Chu and his Twitter, but he has written even worse things than those two Tweets above. (As in, advocating violence and murder) Not to mention done things like call in bomb threats to disrupt right-wing speeches at a university. All of which he is immensely proud of, and never apologized for.


is this really true? Why isn't he in jail?

He bought off the cops by offering them a tie.
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Re: Reretaken Down

Postby Ladybug » Fri Nov 11, 2016 3:06 pm

alietr wrote:A pugnacious, contrarian, politically conservative Russian.


You left out arrogant
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Re: Reretaken Down

Postby Woof » Fri Nov 11, 2016 3:10 pm

alietr wrote:A pugnacious, contrarian, politically conservative Russian.


With a not-so-subtle streak of misogyny. But I don't think he was Russian, just a Russophile.
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Re: Reretaken Down

Postby RandyG » Fri Nov 11, 2016 3:29 pm

Woof wrote:
alietr wrote:A pugnacious, contrarian, politically conservative Russian.

With a not-so-subtle streak of misogyny. But I don't think he was Russian, just a Russophile.

All of the above.

I'm also pretty sure Woof is correct. Aside from the board Vanya has a very American sounding name.... though, of course, it could be an Anglicized version of a Russian name. My guess was always that he has Russian heritage.
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