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2008/04/26 00:44:27 (permalink)

Pictures Of Dead People

One of the few things I really don't like about the site are the profiles which feature pictures of dead people (or dying people).  This is supposed to be an entertainment website, and I think pictures of dead bodies are somewhat inappropriate for an entertainment-based site. 
 
It's no secret that I'm squeamish, so pictures of a murdered Bugsy Siegel, Tupac Shakur's autopsy or Benito Mussolini's hanging corpse, etc. are disgusting to me.  It'd be a lot of hassle, but I think the possibility of replacing all of the 'deceased' photos with more appropriate photos wouldn't be such a terrible idea.
 
After all, it's supposed to be a fun and entertaining website!  If people want to look at pictures of dead bodies, there are plenty of websites where they can get their fix.
 
 

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    RE: Pictures Of Dead People 2008/04/26 03:35:30 (permalink)
    If it bleeds, it leads. I say if you can't handle it, go to another website. Like the old saying goes, "if you dont like whats on the radio, turn the station." I like the gruesome photos. TA is keeping it real. It's a part of life. I'd be alarmed if the majority of pics were of that nature, but their not.
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    RE: Pictures Of Dead People 2008/04/26 11:21:40 (permalink)
    The 2Pac picture I found to be REALLY disturbing, but TA addressed it in the profile....I don't see the need for autopsy photos but it's TA's site and the Fellas' call....So be it!  

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    RE: Pictures Of Dead People 2008/04/26 13:53:12 (permalink)
    ORIGINAL: crazytrain

    I say if you can't handle it, go to another website.

    So, how would you like it if I went to another website because I couldn't handle the out-of-place pictures of dead people?
     
    I've been silent on the matter for four years, so I figured I'd ask what purpose pictures of dead/bloodied/mutilated bodies have on an entertainment based website?

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    RE: Pictures Of Dead People 2008/04/26 14:12:23 (permalink)
    Since Sea-Diva's speaking out about what he hates on this site, I'll tell y'all how I really feel.....
     
    I can't stand those collections like..."Burnt Bagels (Black Jews)!!"  There's such a negative connotation to the word "burnt."  I also hate the "Wigger" and "Hit The Wall" collections!  WTF?  Not all men get old and distinguished!  Shit!  Wayne Newton looks mummified!  So, yeah, men definitely hit the wall...HARD!!!
     
    Sorry to hi-jack your thread Sea-Man....     

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    RE: Pictures Of Dead People 2008/04/26 16:30:23 (permalink)
    ORIGINAL: David Seabrook

    One of the few things I really don't like about the site are the profiles which feature pictures of dead people (or dying people).  This is supposed to be an entertainment website, and I think pictures of dead bodies are somewhat inappropriate for an entertainment-based site. 


     
    I'm not bothered by all the dead body pics. The only ones that bother me are the ones that are graphic or bloody such as Bugsy Siegel or Tupac Shakur.
     
     

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    RE: Pictures Of Dead People 2008/04/26 16:31:25 (permalink)
    ORIGINAL: black_chic

    I can't stand those collections like..."Burnt Bagels (Black Jews)!!"  There's such a negative connotation to the word "burnt."  I also hate the "Wigger" and "Hit The Wall" collections!  WTF?

    I totally agree with you on this point!  I think collections like 'Uncle Toms,' 'White Men Loved By Blacks,' 'Black Men Loved By Whites,' 'Black Heavyweights,' etc. deserve a WTF?
     
    As annoying as I find those types of collections, I'm more annoyed by pictures of dead bodies.

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    RE: Pictures Of Dead People 2008/04/26 16:32:01 (permalink)
    ORIGINAL: black_chic

    Since Sea-Diva's speaking out about what he hates on this site, I'll tell y'all how I really feel.....

    I can't stand those collections like..."Burnt Bagels (Black Jews)!!"  There's such a negative connotation to the word "burnt."  I  

     
    I agree the word "burnt" does have a rather negative connotation to it. Perhaps "Toasted Bagel" would be different?

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    RE: Pictures Of Dead People 2008/04/26 16:35:14 (permalink)
    ORIGINAL: Jack Magic

    I agree the word "burnt" does have a rather negative connotation to it. Perhaps "Toasted Bagel" would be different?

    I don't speak for black_chic, but from my perspective, any synonym for 'burnt' wouldn't make a difference.  The connotation is still there.

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    RE: Pictures Of Dead People 2008/04/26 20:42:04 (permalink)
    I hate the fact that Italy is put in the "Short Fuses" collection and the "Furmales" collection. I am not hairy, tyvm. And every Italian person I've met (not counting myself, I have a temper) is easygoing. 

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    RE: Pictures Of Dead People 2008/04/26 20:53:44 (permalink)
    Initially, collections a la "Asian Hunks" and "Black & Beautiful" were cool!  Ain't nothin' wrong with recognizing all shades of beauty and sex appeal!  But when ethnic crap like "Green Bagels (Irish Jews)" and "Pizza, Well Done (Black Italians)" started popping up, it pissed me off because that's over the top!     
     
    Speaking of dead folks' pictures, why is Che Guevara's most famous image not the one on the site?  It's not trademarked like Barney's annoying purple ass!  

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    RE: Pictures Of Dead People 2008/04/26 21:43:02 (permalink)
    I started those collections with the one called "Pizza Bagels" because Ryan said if we ever had children, that's what they would be. I thought it was cute.

    But I don't like the ones that are insulting.

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    RE: Pictures Of Dead People 2008/04/26 21:56:18 (permalink)
    The "Burnt Bagel" collection was the one that pissed me off because of the term "burnt."  It was just so negative-sounding....
     
     

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    RE: Pictures Of Dead People 2008/04/26 22:09:24 (permalink)
    That is understandable. I'm also with you on the "Hit the Wall" collection. Personally, men age worse than women do, in my opinion.

    See my Bryan Callen rant.

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    RE: Pictures Of Dead People 2008/04/26 23:41:55 (permalink)
    I actually got the idea for the suggested "Chocolate Milk" collection from the "Pizza Bagels..etc " collections. I was hesitant about posting it because I didn't know if anyone would get upset about it. I don't think it really has a negative sound to it. After all most people love chocholate milk don't they?

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    RE: Pictures Of Dead People 2008/04/27 11:08:40 (permalink)
    If Team Annoy feels these ethnic collections and bloody photos are OK, since it is the trio's site, that's all that counts.  Still, AIA members should feel free to voice any concerns and objections about such things.   

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    RE: Pictures Of Dead People 2008/04/28 01:24:19 (permalink)
    Bruce--your thoughts, please!

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    RE: Pictures Of Dead People 2008/04/28 04:53:53 (permalink)
    I am aware of the different sensitivity levels everyone has but there is one thing I hope we can all agree with.   It is better to live in a free society with opinions that we may not like than live in one that is censored.
     
    I understand, David you may be uncomfortable seeing the rare photo of a dead person on the site.  How many of the 23,000 profiles feature a photo of a dead person (less than .001%).
    But, I am sure there are others who's stomach turns seeing a photo of a racist, criminal, child molestor, anti-semite, person with a disability, terrorist, religious zealot, murderer, polygamist, etc.
     
    This site never claimed to be politically correct.

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    RE: Pictures Of Dead People 2008/04/28 04:57:29 (permalink)
    .... and just another thought - there are probably close to a billion peope who either have a picture, statue or jewelry of Christ dying on the cross.
    post edited by Bruce - 2008/04/28 04:58:38

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    RE: Pictures Of Dead People 2008/04/28 16:37:09 (permalink)
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    .... and just another thought - there are probably close to a billion peope who either have a picture, statue or jewelry of Christ dying on the cross.

    This is why you need to post more often Bruce. This is a priceless comment. I've been brainwashed to accepting the fact that these billion people are sickos for having a dying guy so promenently and proudly displayed in their homes and on their person.
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