I recently read that some people have complained about Notre Dame’s mascot. A leprechaun in a fighting pose for “The Fighting Irish” was called offensive.
As if you could ever offend the Irish. No one has a better sense of humor about Irish stereotypes than the Irish themselves.
I highly doubt that anyone of Irish heritage is offended by a fighting leprechaun mascot. If you want to start some trouble with the Irish, just try and get rid of the Notre Dame symbol.
It seems to me that these days people are just looking for things to offend.
I once referred to Myrle Streep as an actress and a young feminist nearly took my head off. Apparently now, “Actress” is offensive and misogynist. All actors today are just actors regardless of gender.
I guess now the Oscars will give a statue out to the “Best Cisgender Actor that was Identified at Birth as Female.”
Somehow that seems more offensive to me.
Pretty much everything today is racist. I am white. I am sorry.
Bad enough that it is hard to express an opinion without offending someone, opinions expressed in the past are dug up to offend in the present.
That does not seem fair. Its like getting a ticket because 10 years ago you were driving on the expressway at 65 MPH and they just changed the limit to 60 mph.
Don’t fight it, it only makes it worse. Just pay the ticket.
The world today somehow reminds me of a swim club we were members of in the 80’s. It had a large pool, a snack bar, chairs and tables around the pool, tennis courts, lifeguards with whistles and rules.
OMG there were rules! And OMG there were whistles!
No diving off the edge, no running, no eating in the pool area, no bottles in the pool area, no long hair in the pool without a cap. Oh, sure there were reasons for all the rules.
Running on concrete could cause scrapped knees. Diving of the pool edge could be dangerous, eating brought ants, long hair shed and clogged pool filters.
There was a reason for every rule.
Well kids around a pool will run, and they will dive. All the whistles in the world never stopped it.
“Ooh, sorry.” And 10 seconds later they were off running and diving. They were kids. Kids run, and around water they will jump in.
Eating brings ants? Bull shit, and ants can be stepped on. I’m not leaving the pool area just to eat my lunch or snack on a potato chip.
Sure, bottles break and glass can cut. You can also clean up broken glass before it cuts. I know because I’ve done it at home like a thousand times.
Long hair clogging the filter? Please! And if…just clean the damn filters! That is what filters do, they catch stuff and eventually clog if you don’t clear the caught stuff!
The constant whistling and nagging about breaking the stupid pool rules was almost as annoying as that freaking Marco Polo game the kids played all day long.
Anyway, I used to say there should be just one rule in the pool area. Put up a big sign:
HAVING FUN WHILE IN THE POOL AREA IS PROHIBITED!!
The world today needs a similar proclamation:
NO OFFENDING IN THE PUBLIC ARENA, THINKING OUTLOUD OR TALKING IS PROHIBITED!!
BTW, I still say that Myrle Streep is a great actress!