Author Topic: Can you guess the . . .crowd?  (Read 2050 times)

Offline Sason

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Re: Can you guess the . . .crowd?
« Reply #30 on: June 16, 2020, 03:38:12 pm »
Yes, but what actually happened?

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Re: Can you guess the . . .crowd?
« Reply #31 on: June 16, 2020, 03:43:31 pm »
Yes, but what actually happened?

The bad guys tried to seize a thousand cans of surtromming and they were surrounded, so they took the canners hostage.  The canners became pals with the bad guys cuz they didn't like surtromming and were happy to get rid of it. They thought the bad guys were performing a service to the country.

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Re: Can you guess the . . .crowd?
« Reply #32 on: June 16, 2020, 03:46:59 pm »
blahblahblahblah  ::) ::) ::) ::)


is that the best  you could come up with?

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Re: Can you guess the . . .crowd?
« Reply #33 on: June 16, 2020, 03:47:35 pm »
blahblahblahblah  ::) ::) ::) ::)


is that the best  you could come up with?

I must be reallllllly close.

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Re: Can you guess the . . .crowd?
« Reply #34 on: June 16, 2020, 03:54:51 pm »
I must be reallllllly close.

Yes, you're really close to being expelled from this game!   >:( >:(

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Re: Can you guess the . . .crowd?
« Reply #35 on: June 17, 2020, 11:10:41 am »
I think I like Paul's version of the story better than the real thing! The origins of the controversial Stockholm Syndrome are interesting to read about:
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Stockholm_syndrome

I read that there is an opposite called the Lima Syndrome, where abusers develop sympathies for the abused. Also, that the kidnapped people in the Swedish case distrusted the police and government, and for good reason!

But these are not the kind of crowds I'm nostalgic for. I'm thinking more along the lines of this, when people gathered in droves to look at an armless woman:
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Re: Can you guess the . . .crowd?
« Reply #36 on: June 17, 2020, 11:34:14 am »
The bad guys tried to seize a thousand cans of surtromming and they were surrounded, so they took the canners hostage.  The canners became pals with the bad guys cuz they didn't like surtromming and were happy to get rid of it. They thought the bad guys were performing a service to the country.

Maybe they were trying to save the nation's supply of lutfisk?
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Re: Can you guess the . . .crowd?
« Reply #37 on: June 17, 2020, 07:07:03 pm »
But these are not the kind of crowds I'm nostalgic for. I'm thinking more along the lines of this, when people gathered in droves to look at an armless woman:

Scared me for a second before I scrolled down to the picture. Because after all, there was a time where people would gather in droves to look at an armless woman. Or even better an armless, legless woman. But I don't imagine you're nostalgic for "freak shows."

I love Stockholm Syndrome, especially because it reminds me of this cute anecdote involving my older son. Sorry everybody, but I'll quickly share it. He was like 5 and we were watching an episode of The Flinstones where, I can't remember the exact details but a dinosaur bursts into their home and throws Fred out, but the rest of the family grows to like the dinosaur.

My son, watching, goes, "Stockholm syndrome."

(I know that plot sounds kind of like the scenario in the opening credits, so I may be confusing them. But whatever it was, Stockholm Syndrome was an accurate description.


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Re: Can you guess the . . .crowd?
« Reply #38 on: June 17, 2020, 07:35:28 pm »
At 5?????  A precocious child!

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Re: Can you guess the . . .crowd?
« Reply #39 on: June 18, 2020, 01:33:29 am »
At 5?????  A precocious child!

Yeah. He’s never suffered from a lack of precociousness.