unsportsmanlike conduct in cross country (Read 510 times)

    Nancy Grace is an incompetent harpy.

     

    Isn't she pretty good at being a harpy?

    Well at least someone here is making relevance to the subject.


    Ostrich runner

       

      Isn't she pretty good at being a harpy?

       

      I can make this concession.

      http://www.runningahead.com/groups/Indy/forum

        Nancy Grace is an incompetent harpy.

        I'm pretty sure you've offended the harpies.

        “Everything you need is already inside.” -- Bill Bowerman

        Julia1971


          Can we end the whole Nancy Grace/harpy line of "discussion"?  The OP purports to be in high school and is dealing with what is essentially a judgement issue.  Let's set a better example.

          Run the mile you are in.

            Can we end the whole Nancy Grace/harpy line of "discussion"?  The OP purports to be in high school and is dealing with what is essentially a judgement issue.  Let's set a better example.

             

            Admittedly a bit off-topic, but otherwise I don't see anything naughty about discussing Greek mythological beings.

            Well at least someone here is making relevance to the subject.

            Julia1971


               

              Admittedly a bit off-topic, but otherwise I don't see anything naughty about discussing Greek mythological beings.

               

              That's not what you were doing.

              Run the mile you are in.


              Feeling the growl again

                the OP was one and done, and got plenty of informative feedback.  the balance of the thread has been plenty tame compared to many others here.

                 

                we have a registering for races while drunk thread, and one about taking dumps while running.  Not to mention the personal insult laden ostrich threads.  let's be realistic here, taking a shot at an inflammatory tv personality is child play.

                 

                Can we end the whole Nancy Grace/harpy line of "discussion"?  The OP purports to be in high school and is dealing with what is essentially a judgement issue.  Let's set a better example.

                "If you want to be a bad a$s, then do what a bad a$s does.  There's your pep talk for today.  Go Run." -- Slo_Hand

                 

                Julia1971


                  the OP was one and done, and got plenty of informative feedback.  the balance of the thread has been plenty tame compared to many others here.

                   

                   

                  Yeah, I see those, too.  I admire my restraint in not hitting the "Reply" button as often as I do...  I don't want to be a killjoy but I also don't want to see RA turn into LetsRun or other message boards where this type of thing is rampant.  And, again, since the OP is in high school and may still be reading this thread even though his question was answered, I felt compelled to write that calling women harpies might lead to future essay writing (or worse).

                  Run the mile you are in.


                  Ostrich runner

                     

                     I felt compelled to write that calling women harpies might lead to future essay writing (or worse).

                     

                    Some of the best essays I wrote were while studying the Classics and mythology. Indeed, had I not learned about harpies at a young age, college might've been more difficult.

                    http://www.runningahead.com/groups/Indy/forum


                    Feeling the growl again

                      so if the personality in question was a man, this would somehow be more acceptable?

                       

                       

                      Yeah, I see those, too.  I admire my restraint in not hitting the "Reply" button as often as I do...  I don't want to be a killjoy but I also don't want to see RA turn into LetsRun or other message boards where this type of thing is rampant.  And, again, since the OP is in high school and may still be reading this thread even though his question was answered, I felt compelled to write that calling women harpies might lead to future essay writing (or worse).

                      "If you want to be a bad a$s, then do what a bad a$s does.  There's your pep talk for today.  Go Run." -- Slo_Hand

                       

                        so if the personality in question was a man, this would somehow be more acceptable?

                         

                         

                        If the personality in question were a man, nobody would be snarking on his looks ("halloween mask"). And I can't think of a parallel insult to "harpy" for men, no - being loud and opinionated is usually considered a good thing in a man.

                         

                        Julia1971 can you spare me some restraint in hitting reply?? I seem to have misplaced mine.

                        Julia1971


                          so if the personality in question was a man, this would somehow be more acceptable?

                           

                           

                          I reserve my right to ask people to cut that out, too.

                          Run the mile you are in.

                          GC100k


                            What the?  How'd we get from cross country finishes to discussing tropical eagles?  Magnificent bird, btw.

                             

                            Oh, I see,  Nancy Grace.  Not sure who that was, but google says she's a talking head.  Can she run either a 5k or a 3 mile in under 15 minutes?

                             

                             

                            If the personality in question were a man, nobody would be snarking on his looks ("halloween mask"). And I can't think of a parallel insult to "harpy" for men, no - being loud and opinionated is usually considered a good thing in a man.

                             

                            Julia1971 can you spare me some restraint in hitting reply?? I seem to have misplaced mine.

                              unsportsmanlike conduct in message board blathering


                              Dad of a real runner

                                 

                                I felt compelled to write that calling women harpies might lead to future essay writing (or worse).

                                 

                                No one was calling "women" harpies.  It was directed at one particular individual - and while the original Greek mythological creature would not appear to apply in this case, the rather modern  interpretation of the term  to refer to a nasty or annoying woman would appear to be spot on in the opinion of at least a few on these  boards.  And I seriously doubt that the word harpy will be the worst verbiage that the young OP will be exposed to today.