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4 hours ago, Maynard_G_Krebs said:

 

Like, one would ('should'?) experience shame from saying unnecessary/excessive derogatory comments. But in our present culture, the shame/embarrassment experienced is greater from passing gas. 

 

Our culture is more comfortable with public displays of violence than farts.

 

#farts4peace

 

Should.  Definitely, I agree.  And trust me, this is why I am personally turned off by many things.  For example...

 

Take politics/presidential elections.  The candidates spend more time insulting the other than saying positive things about themselves.  The commercials are never positive about themselves, they are always derogatory against the other.  That's what they resort to (both sides dating back many, many years).  So when our highest ranking officials are doing it, It's no wonder why our society does the same. No?

 

Now personally, when I see those commercials (or live debates, whatever) and one candidate is insulting the other, I cringe and think less of THEM.  But 99% of society's attention shifts to the person being insulted.  It's ingrained in our culture.  And people expect me to vote for one of those pieces of shit?  I'm good.

 

Switching gears for a second, think about internet memes.  The intention of those is to bring negative attention to someone or something.  And for most people that works.  The author of the meme gets a few laughs, whatever.  Personally, I think to myself "wow, that was the dumbest thing I've ever seen" and think less of the person who created it.  Like, the crying Jordan meme might be one of the dumbest things I've ever seen.  Ever.  It was never funny.  At all.

 

It is ingrained in our culture to be better than the next person.  Hell, when a sports team wins a championship, what is the first thing you see on social media?  Insults hurled at the losing team.  How much 3-1 bullshit did we see after the Warriors and Indians blew leads last year.  How much 28-3 Falcons stuff have we seen? 

 

I know I'm going off on tangents here, and the sports/meme comparison is a lesser form of what you're talking about, but you get my point. 

 

Here's another tangent/random thought.  Is it weird that I'm more grossed out by burps than farts?

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I usually will make fart noises with my mouth in social scenarios, if somebody pulls a dick move on me.

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7 hours ago, Bodom said:

Take politics/presidential elections.  The candidates spend more time insulting the other than saying positive things about themselves.  The commercials are never positive about themselves, they are always derogatory against the other.  That's what they resort to (both sides dating back many, many years).  So when our highest ranking officials are doing it, It's no wonder why our society does the same. No?

 

Now personally, when I see those commercials (or live debates, whatever) and one candidate is insulting the other, I cringe and think less of THEM.  But 99% of society's attention shifts to the person being insulted.  It's ingrained in our culture.  And people expect me to vote for one of those pieces of shit?  I'm good.

 

Switching gears for a second, think about internet memes.  The intention of those is to bring negative attention to someone or something.  And for most people that works.  The author of the meme gets a few laughs, whatever.  Personally, I think to myself "wow, that was the dumbest thing I've ever seen" and think less of the person who created it.  Like, the crying Jordan meme might be one of the dumbest things I've ever seen.  Ever.  It was never funny.  At all.

 

It is ingrained in our culture to be better than the next person.  Hell, when a sports team wins a championship, what is the first thing you see on social media?  Insults hurled at the losing team.  How much 3-1 bullshit did we see after the Warriors and Indians blew leads last year.  How much 28-3 Falcons stuff have we seen? 

 

1: Since last year was the first year that I was actually able to vote in an election, I paid especially close attention to what the candidates said about each other. And I noticed the same thing that you did; the two candidates spent 99% of their time just hating on the other guy rather than talking about why they themselves are great. Hell, that's probably why Clinton lost the election last year. Her entire platform revolved around "Trump sucks" not "I'll be a good president".

 

2: The crying Jordan meme is a great and versatile meme. 

 

3: The denigrating of the loser in sports is super-annoying to me as well. Why talk about the losers? Wouldn't it be more interesting to talk about who won?

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3 minutes ago, PockyCandy said:

 

1: Since last year was the first year that I was actually able to vote in an election, I paid especially close attention to what the candidates said about each other. And I noticed the same thing that you did; the two candidates spent 99% of their time just hating on the other guy rather than talking about why they themselves are great. Hell, that's probably why Clinton lost the election last year. Her entire platform revolved around "Trump sucks" not "I'll be a good president".

 

2: The crying Jordan meme is a great and versatile meme. 

 

3: The denigrating of the loser in sports is super-annoying to me as well. Why talk about the losers? Wouldn't it be more interesting to talk about who won?

 

1. Agree. And it didn't just start last year or with those two candidates. It's annoying as hell.

 

2. I'll agree that it's versatile. Just never thought it was funny. But I'm probably in the minority on that one.

 

3. Yes, much more interesting. Kicking a team after they have lost proves nothing. For some reason it makes the "insulter" feel better about themselves. A great example is the Super Bowl. I still hear people refer to "28-3" on a daily basis. Now, if you refer to that in a sense that what the Patriots did was incredible, then cool. It was pretty epic. But why use it to say the Falcons choked? Why would a Pats fan hate the Falcons?  There's no rivalry there. The team is actually quite likable. I'd rather celebrate the victory than waste my team rubbing in the defeat.  The only time this was ever acceptable in sports is when the Red Sox came back from 0-3 down in 2004 to beat the Yankees :-D and only because they had beaten us for 100 years straight and let us know about it every step of the way.

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does anybody here think that the US will go into some kind of serious civil war?  I mean, at least some scenario where left-wing american communists start taking out more republican elected officials and conservative judges?

 

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5 hours ago, buck said:

does anybody here think that the US will go into some kind of serious civil war?  I mean, at least some scenario where left-wing american communists start taking out more republican elected officials and conservative judges?

 

Not at all. I've come to the conclusion that there's too much infighting within each side for that to ever happen. Neither side could agree enough to do something that big.

 

Also, the more I learn about the world, the more I'm starting to think that there's not a whole lot of difference between the political right and left (the politicians, not the normal people). They say different things, but in the end, both parties are just interested in making money for themselves. 

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19 hours ago, PockyCandy said:

 

Not at all. I've come to the conclusion that there's too much infighting within each side for that to ever happen. Neither side could agree enough to do something that big.

 

Also, the more I learn about the world, the more I'm starting to think that there's not a whole lot of difference between the political right and left (the politicians, not the normal people). They say different things, but in the end, both parties are just interested in making money for themselves. 

 

you must not be paying much attention to what is going down.  unprecedented things.  I guess I shouldn't have mentioned political parties, because that's not what I'm talking about.  I am talking about the death of the USA as we know it.  bill of rights, etc.

 

I knew things (deep state globalists, socialists/communists) were bad before Trump was elected, but now I see that we were probably in for a full-scale takeover if Hilldabeast and her puppet-masters were elected.

 

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1 hour ago, buck said:

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Here's a question I have for you: What are your thoughts on how expensive college is becoming, and how increasingly necessary it is in order to land a good job? 

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1 hour ago, PockyCandy said:

 

Here's a question I have for you: What are your thoughts on how expensive college is becoming, and how increasingly necessary it is in order to land a good job? 

 

Definitely becoming prohibitively expensive for many especially given that not everyone has the social/mental aptitude to be an doctor/lawyer/engineer/entreprenuer.  Not too mention there are only so many of those jobs to go around. 

 

If you are going to take on say 200K in debt to get an english degree its highly likely that money could have been spent more efficiently. 

 

I would advocate many people learning a specific trade, transfer in after 2 years, really think hard about if that super expensive school is going to benefit you. 

 

A broad education is great but there are other ways to get it in today's world. 

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On 6/29/2017 at 11:15 AM, buck said:

does anybody here think that the US will go into some kind of serious civil war?  I mean, at least some scenario where left-wing american communists start taking out more republican elected officials and conservative judges?

 

I'd say its a pretty low probability currently. If the current economic house of cards implodes rather than slowly unwinds...well maybe that would be fuel for the fire.

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I tend to not value life advice from people without (in some cases, multiple) kids.

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6 hours ago, Bodom said:

I tend to not value life advice from people without (in some cases, multiple) kids.

 

Although I never plan to have children, but related to this, I don't trust working for companies (those who have power within the company), unless those people in power have children.

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As my old man says, "You have a job to build a career, or you have a job to build a life. There is rarely a middle ground."

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4 hours ago, Maynard_G_Krebs said:

 

Although I never plan to have children, but related to this, I don't trust working for companies (those who have power within the company), unless those people in power have children.

This makes a world of difference.  Even better if the children are under 12.

 

 

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Posted (edited)

Take a walk down cougar-avenue. Her Eyes - her eyes? - her eyes will flutter, like shuttered moonbeams in the night....

 

 

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Edited by Bilt
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Posted (edited)

What's the name of next year's Tecmo Madison?

 

You, Me and Duper ?

 

 

-  Joey's Trifecta-quest ?

-  Gats' Hat-trick-fest ?

-  May weather the Strom ?

Edited by Bilt
What's wrong with Neil Diamond's Puerto Rican Birdfest ?

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Posted (edited)

Alt-right, alt-left, democrats, republicans, moderates, gay, straight, bisexual, rich, poor, black, white, brown, yellow, privileged, underserved, male, female, global, national, oppressed, oppressor, educated, undereducated, religious, atheist, agnostic, north, south, east, west...

 

I literally cannot open the Internet anymore without someone shouting at me to pay attention to them.

 

And the people who pull the strings are laughing their ass off.

 

 

Edited by Maynard_G_Krebs

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60 Yard Pass

 

most people don’t do very well and I get discouraged with
their existence, it’s such a waste:
all those bodies, all those lives
malfunctioning: lousy quarterbacks, bad waitresses,
in-competent carwash boys and presidents,
cowardly goal-keepers inept garage mechanics
bumbling tax accountants
and so forth

 

yet

 

now and then

 

I see a single performer doing something with a
natural excellence

 

it can be
a waitress in some cheap cafe or a 3rd string
quarterback
coming off the bench with 24 seconds on the clock
and completing that winning
60 yard pass

 

which lets me believe that
the possibility of the miracle is here with us
almost every day

 

and I’m glad that now and then
some 3rd string quarterback
shows me the truth of that belief
whether it be in science, art, philosophy,
medicine, politics, and/or etc.

 

else I’d shoot all the lights out of
this fucking city
right now

 

-Charles Bukowski

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Brady's mastered the art

 

 

Butter on a fish, now that sounds delish

 

 

Running the Tecmo circuit since '86

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Won't be long till I got my longjohns on

 

 

/ Sittin' back, sippin' on cocoa / And watching dat NFL, from mah dojo

 

 

Thank you Darling, I'll take that ...

 

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Just be on stand-by, I might need somemore.

 

 

Edited by Bilt

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