Twitter can suck a bag of dicks Posted on Saturday, September 8th, 2012 at 11:22 am. PT Written by Jim Dalrymple They killed the Mac version of the official Twitter client. http://www.yourmaclifeshow.com/ Shawn King The Mac version has been dead for a long time. http://twitter.com/Moeskido Moeskido What sort of blithering VC-fellating management would discontinue a desktop app that allows people to more conveniently use their service? fenderlover Are these dicks like baguettes poking out the top of a paper bag, or cold wet chicken parts in a plastic bag? http://twitter.com/RoadRacer DT Do I have to suck each one individually? Endlesskoke122 No one will ever take you seriously with titles like this. Peter Cohen For sure. Jim isn’t taken seriously by anyone in the business. eyeroll http://twitter.com/albooher Andreas Booher I take him seriously and I also agree with the sentiment capnbob67 You (and I) can totally agree with the sentiment while not agreeing with the execution of the commentary. The title belittles Jim and his point. He could have suggested any number of humiliating or painful tortures or even used grown up language to make his point. Might I suggest: Twitter should be forced to… … attend evangelical christian services … watch baseball games without access to beer … pay dues to the NRA … listen to Americans abroad … listen to guitar-based rock music … listen to Americans talk about Canada (bet Jim loves that one) All cruel and unusual punishments? Anyone offended? http://www.yourmaclifeshow.com/ Shawn King “All cruel and unusual punishments?” No – those are just stupid…. Steven Fisher I have no idea who you are. I’ve known who Jim is for years. Also, I take him seriously. http://www.tumblr.com/blog/his-divine-shadow His Shadow Because the people at Twitter have responded so well to reasoned inquiries… capnbob67 Homophobic titles like this do you no favors… “beardie wierdy”. http://twitter.com/albooher Andreas Booher How on Earth is this title possibly to be construed as homophobic? capnbob67 I am not calling Jim an explicit homophobe but that his statement is definitively and implicitly homophobic since its implication is that sucking dicks is the worst punishment that could be meted out to Twitter. Jim could have suggested they “eat shit” and we could all agree that it might only be offensive to fans of “German scheisse movies” (to steal from Cartman). It’s the same insidious shit that allows people to justify calling things “soooo gay” or calling someone a “cocksucker”, regardless of their or their target’s sexual orientation. You don’t have to be gay to see the obvious implicit homophobia. Pocketpamela Not just gay people suck dicks, holy shit. capnbob67 I’m sure you really enjoy it Pam. The issue is that the implication is that it is a “terrible” punishment, not the act itself and who does it. You as a happily cocksucking woman should also be offended. Or as an “upright” citizen who would never let a member touch her lips you can be homophobic and misogynistic. http://www.tumblr.com/blog/his-divine-shadow His Shadow The issue is that the implication is that it is a “terrible” punishment, No. The implication is that whatever Twitter announces in the future, Twitter can get lost, pound sand, hit the road, fuck off, or go fuck themselves. Jim did not ask for anyone to force Twitter staff to suck a bag of dicks, nor did he indicate that they should be punished by being made to do so. This is your interpretation, almost certainly incorrect, and from this incorrect assumption you read slurs and implications that do not follow. http://twitter.com/albooher Andreas Booher Sorry, I’m not seeing the “obvious.” capnbob67 Obviously… http://www.yourmaclifeshow.com/ Shawn King Huh? How is the post title “homophobic”? Sounds like someone is projecting. capnbob67 Huh? How can you not see it? And what do you mean by projecting? By definition you would be suggesting that by my saying this was homophobic I was actually a closet homophobe? Or were you really suggesting that I was gay and should just get over it? The first suggests you are a fool, the second that you are the homophobe (and projecting at that!!). Neither look good for you. See my response above. http://www.yourmaclifeshow.com/ Shawn King “Huh? How can you not see it?” LOL Because, as several others have pointed out to you, sucking dicks is not an activity solely done by my gay friends – thank God. It may be instructive to see that you think cocksucking is reserved only for homosexuals – and male homosexuals at that. I bet Freud would have a field day with you…. capnbob67 Go and ask your gay friends (which I either doubt actually exist, or they tolerate your unreconstructed views) and see what they think. Mine (very middle of the road, non-militant), visibly wince when this kind of language is used. Whoever does the cock sucking, the issue is that is is deemed to be be a punishment rather than a normal human act. You are the only one conversing with Sigmund, pal. http://www.johncblandii.com John C. Bland II I only use the Mac client. If the stop allowing access, I’ll definitely be in Twitter far less. elijahnicolas Tweetbot FTW!!! http://profile.yahoo.com/JBMWNPSWAGLAQBBWW5GITQPLYQ petec Stop it. This is not homophobic. Unless Twitter grabs that bag of dicks and says “Thank you! Num, num, num.” I agree 100% with Jim’s sentiment. Twitter is being scummy, and they’re complete douchenozzles. capnbob67 You stop it!!! How can you not see that using an implicitly homophobic statement and Twitter being a bunch of douchenozzles are entirely independent. To accept one is NOT to deny the other. The line WAS homophobic (accidentally or not) and Twitter ARE a bunch of douchenozzles. If Jim had said “Twitter should fuck a bag of vaginas” most of you would consider that both crass and a rubbish punishment (while many would search the internet for where they could purchase said bag of vaginas). Yet “dick sucking” is the worst thing that could happen to them? Lewis Copland As Pocketpamela already pointed out, “sucking dicks” is not an activity exclusive to gay people. Stop trying to find something to be angry about. Yazeed Everyone is going to use TweetBot anyway. oetseli Everyone of the 100 000 users it’s allowed, yes. http://www.scottearle.com/ Scott Earle I agree with the sentiment, and Jim’s headline is way more polite than I would have been! Twitter have been treating their customers more and more like product, as time goes on. Recently they effectively said ‘no more new Twitter clients’, and now they have stopped supporting their own Mac client. How long before the iOS client is killed? They want us to use their website? Or they want us to stop using Twitter? http://www.johncblandii.com John C. Bland II All of you w/ the homophobic claims clearly see Twitter as a man. I see Twitter as a pretty girl. It helps. capnbob67 Then the comment is merely misogynistic… http://twitter.com/radutzan radu Hahahahahahahaha. Yes they can. http://twitter.com/floatlife castlefin hehe its because mountain lion has tweeting integrated into the notifications center you cute little tootie butts http://www.johncblandii.com John C. Bland II No it isn’t. You can discover, get DMs, etc natively in OSX so that’s just false. Penguirl Meh, as long as I can use YoruFukurou and/or Tweetbot I don’t care. If Twitter cuts them off than I will find somewhere else to post crap no one reads.