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What color? Pink?
Pink is not a color: it doesn’t exist on the color spectrum.
Says it all about feminism, doesn’t it?
[10/20/2012 3:28:23 AM]
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I'm not a spambot
You realize this is a non-sequitur, don't you?
10/20/2012 9:14:48 AM
I am a painter and I can confirm that pink is indeed a colour.
10/20/2012 9:32:31 AM
It says nothing whatsoever. Was that your point?
10/20/2012 9:39:45 AM
Pink isn't even universally associated with feminists. Next.
10/20/2012 9:45:31 AM
@ Lady Evil
I genuinely LOL'ed at that. Thanks!
10/20/2012 9:52:46 AM
feminism and pink go together how?
10/20/2012 10:03:50 AM
Funny thing... I'm looking at a car painted in a pale reddish colour.
That colour looks a lot like pink.
10/20/2012 10:08:16 AM
Well, then... I guess salmon and steelhead are feminists or secretly gay because they LOVE pink. Especially pink salmon. They'll try and eat anything as long as it's pink. Which is why they're called pinks. I've caught them on nothing but fluorescent pink yarn tied to a hook.
10/20/2012 10:47:49 AM
"Pink is not a color: it doesn’t exist on the color spectrum."
But what about
10/20/2012 12:03:16 PM
wavelength of light that we perceive as "pink", if that's what he means by "doesn’t exist on the color spectrum". The same is true for olive, brown and maroon. But those of us who speak English still call those "colors".
BTW, pink has only been associated with girls since World War II. In the 1920's, pink was touted as a color for
. In old religious paintings, the Virgin Mary was usually shown dressed in blue - the symbol for virginity.
10/20/2012 12:12:15 PM
Next you're going to tell me puce isn't a color. My world is crumbling.
10/20/2012 12:26:39 PM
If you're reduced to arguing about colors, it's probably a sign that your head is full of shit.
10/20/2012 12:41:31 PM
Take red. Add white. Now you have pink. You're a fucking idiot. Over a century ago pink was a man's color because it was red like blood. Then society reversed everything 60 years ago for no explainable reason.
10/20/2012 1:20:47 PM
Colours that fall outside of pure spectrum (that is, light consisting of primarily one distinct wavelength) are formed as a result of mixture of lights of different wavelengths and intensities. Eyes and your brains, as well as (say) digital cameras can see different colours because they are able to isolate the intensities of lights of specific wavelengths and process that information into a perception (or measurement) of a colour. The individual cone cells in retinas are sensitive to low/medium/high frequency light, while cameras (for comparison) isolate specific intensities of red, green and blue through filters in front of individual image sensor elements.
...wait, where the fuck am I? Oh, in FSTDT. Someone needed an elementary school science bomb. Dammit.
10/20/2012 1:37:20 PM
Pink is just a pastel low-saturation red, you idiot, and red IS on the spectrum.
10/20/2012 2:03:07 PM
What's with this weirdo?
If he's denying the color pink's existence due to it's association with the feminine, what would be his reaction to the fact that, before the 20th Century, pink was a BOY'S COLOR?!
10/20/2012 2:51:36 PM
Says it all about feminism
You do realize that the manly man uniform worn by US Army officers in the WWII era was called "Pinks and Greens", don't you?
Guess why: the pants were pink.
Wanna go tell Patton he was gay?
10/20/2012 3:03:06 PM
Pink isn't the Colour Out Of Space; it's some mixture of visible EM radiation.
Then again, these guys probably believe women are some sort of alien infestation that somehow bring more hue-men into the world. (Shades of "The Screwfly Solution".)
10/20/2012 3:56:53 PM
Okay... and an ice cube isn't water, and your statement is a rational thought.
In art class, we would identify pink as a
of red... as opposed to maroon, which is a
of red, unless Bugs Bunny says it, then it's
10/20/2012 4:21:00 PM
Fundies Make Me Sick
Color doesn't exist period. It's our eyes that perceive color, including pink.
10/20/2012 8:04:31 PM
From what I remember of a book I read aimed at toddlers, there are colours and there are tints. Black and white are tints. Red, blue, and yellow are primary colours, and every permutation of a primary colour via tinting and/or mixing with other colours is a colour.
That you're trying to make some vague assertion with an indecipherable comparison is stupid. That the comparison is a butchery of something a toddler would know is kind of amusing but mostly sad.
10/20/2012 8:26:18 PM
Pink. The combination of Red and White. Any brain dead moron could tell you that.
10/20/2012 8:32:18 PM
To be fair to the other colors pink should be called "pale red".
10/20/2012 10:52:22 PM
No. Next question.
10/21/2012 12:36:35 AM
Jezebel's Evil Sister
Pink is a tint of red. And Rebel is a maroon.
10/21/2012 4:52:50 AM