Talk:2051: Bad Opinions

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just did my first transcript, hope its good :) Nintendo Mc (talk) 15:14, 26 September 2018 (UTC)

Same whoops -Welp (talk) (please sign your comments with ~~~~)

How the heck do you "violently express your opinion" in a non-physical medium? Seems like the logic of someone who is looking for an excuse to retaliate with actual violence. Andyd273 (talk) 15:41, 26 September 2018 (UTC)

You realize that literally punching a person is not the only form of aggression and abuse? The internet is still connected to real world and things done there can have consequences. 21:22, 26 September 2018 (UTC)
Violence is not just aggression or abuse. You can be aggressive or abusive over the Internet, but the recent trend to start calling more things “violence” makes the word less useful. Yes, Internet abuse can be harmful, but it would be even more harmful if it had the potential to come with physical injury and a medical bill in extreme cases. 07:13, 27 September 2018 (UTC)

Cough Me and the Flat Earth Society. That's right, Jacky720 just signed this (talk | contribs) 15:44, 26 September 2018 (UTC)

This is clearly a reference to 386:_Duty_Calls. The chair is the same. Cueball's posture is the same. The desk is the same. The subject matter is roughly the same. The monitor and keyboard are now a laptop. Cueball's unhealthy obsession (which is still relatable to many) has become insanity.KDulcimer (talk) 17:23, 26 September 2018 (UTC)

I think this comic is primarily commenting on the phenomenon of outrage addiction (relevant: Psychology Today: "Is Our Political Outrage Addictive?", World Magazine: "Online outrage addiction", Quartz: "How Americans can break their outrage addiction"). Ahiijny (talk) 20:26, 26 September 2018 (UTC)