i didn't even know the origin of that phrase until i looked it up
I was being entirely facetious. It is one of those phrases that has an unfortunate origin. Nobody in their right mind believes you were trying to make that kind of association. I was expecting to be called on it, and I think Richard Kain did that, quite politely and accurately too.
Why be facetious? I was responding to a post that used "toys kill kids" as a pivot point, and "I see my actions as charity" as a means to claim the moral high ground after painting a whole group of people as being gullible and easily misled. I didn't much like the implications of taking it too seriously. So I didn't.
it's also somewhat strange that you are accusing others of getting emotionally worked up over ouya
No. Let's dismantle this strawman right here. A rereading of my post should show that if there was a target of accusation or criticism in my post, it was myself. To elaborate: I had written a long post, and common sense kicked in after I asked myself why I felt the need to write such a post. With no answer I was happy with, I discarded it. If there is a message in my post, it was to avoid the mistake I made.
I'll leave the rest of the barbs alone for now.
i know right, now knowing what that guy was whining about really makes his post shine as one of the most retarded, overemotional posts ive ever seen.
I wouldn't dream of taking that away from you.
I was familiar with the origins of the phrase "drink the Kool-Aid." I didn't call Paul out on it because the intent of his statement was clear, and it was an appropriate use of the phrase given the argument he was making.
This is an excellent summary and I agree. The phrase has an unfortunate association tied to it, but honestly, the commonly accepted one nowadays is more along the lines of people being easily misled or gullible, rather than associating it with an actual tragedy.
Still, even with the more generous interpretation, it's not particularly nice to label a group of people as being gullible and easily misled.