The Rwandan genocide, yes, of course it was a tragedy... But we're not discussing that here, in fact it has no relevance to this posts topic at all.
The post was started by a Nirvana fan for the few Nirvana fans here at TDC who appreciate the genius of Cobain to come along and 'discuss' the death of a genius.
There is no debate about which is the greater tragedy here (the genocide obviously), however, if you felt that strongly about it, wouldn't you have made a 'Let's mourn those who died in the Rwandan genocide' post instead of bringing it up in a totally unrelated post?
Oh, and one more thing... Dustin... Silence, child.
Oh and before you say anything, us Nirvana fans are "over" the death of cobain, so get over the fact that we've gotten over it.
Viddy A ClockWork Orange, Droogs...
Goddamn you to hell 'Newbie' DC Rating... Go up, UP DAMN YOU!
it just helps to put this in perspective. it's quite saddening that we can have a post about the death of one man, yet let the deaths of thousands of innocent people pass unnoticed. it doesn't matter that you find it unrelated, nova, just stop being narrow minded and look at the bigger picture.
talking about genocide here is a bit off topic.
just make a new topic about africans, the holocaust, pol pot or elvis if you wanna talk about that. I myself don't care that much about Nirvana, my music hero is still alive. I used to listen to it alot tho when I was younger.
drug addiction is stupid indeed, tho some of my friends are pretty addicted.
Hey Pete Nattress I AM NOT FLAMING BUT if you find this thread saddening because itís just about 1 dead person then go ahead and post some other thread about everybody else who died.
Hey Nova-Software, I like you
I liked Nirvana, but I wouldnt call myself a diehard fan. I see nothing wrong with the fans of a popular musician mourning an anniversary.
I dont think it is any lack of respect to other deaths, its just a special place for people who were touched by a muscian to discuss why they liked them so much. I remember when musician Elliot Smith committed suicide last year and I was really sad.
I think its narrow minded of people to suggest that the mourners of one person are being selfish by not mourning every death. Pete, I dont see why Nova should look at the bigger picture, we arent discussing death in general, just the passing away of a much respected musician. But I sort of agree about the death statistic thing, that is if I happened to really dislike Kurt Cobain, which I dont. Although you can still show respect for one death and many others at the same time.
Most of what Ive said isnt really anything new, but I think its kind of weird of people to be flaming over a topic like this. Are we all that keen on arguing?
Id say 'Rest In Peace', but Im not sure what that actually means.
'oh yeah? he's thrown a kettle over a pub, what have you done?'
"Say you're hanging from a huge cliff at the top of mt. everest and a guy comes along and says he'll save you, and proceeds to throw religious pamphlets at you while simultaniously giving a sermon." - Dustin G
All these people saying "He was just a coke-head" and "Ooh ohh G-G-Genocide" are pissing me off. If you don't like Kurt Cobain, allow the rest of us to "mourn" without making us feel almost guilty that we miss the guy. Sodding hell...
Show me the power child,
I'd like to say,
That I'm down on my knees today,
Gives me the butterflies,
Gives me away,
'Til I'm up on my feet again,
I'm feeling outshined.