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[quote] On 2012-01-03 08:40, TStone wrote: I still can't see where you find that actual violence is advocated, condoned or suggested. The whole quote, in context, goes: [quote]Master Coin-Magician David Neighbors has [b]so little regard for the laws of physics[/b], [that] if he ever met Stephen Hawking, he'd probably just punch him in the face. Over the years, [b]he has published many examples of this disdain[/b], and here is yet another. [Coin trick description follows][/quote] By the construction of the paragraph, it is very clear that it all refer to coin tricks (the many examples of "disdain" are all coin tricks, as opposed to anything else). In the context, it is also very clear that the joke is a comparison: That the level of impossibility in David's coin tricks has an impact that is analogous to punching the world's most renown physicist in the face. I fail to see how this can be misunderstood. There is nothing in the construction of the paragraph that support your conclusion. I also fail to see the line of reasoning that takes you from a joke about the impact of a coin trick to the very recent Norwegian tragedy. The label "too soon" applies, and being a real life tragedy, as opposed to a humorous hypothetical analogy, your association is actually far more offensive than what you accuse Genii of. [/quote]
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