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Re: You learn something new every day

Postby Moon-Crane » Sat Jan 23, 2010 1:42 pm

jrsightes wrote:
Moon-Crane wrote:I know they're cherrypicking the idiots for comic value, but i chuckle when some tv shows over here show clips of American healthcare protesters running around screaming "I don't want to live in Russia! i don't want to live in Russia!" :lol:


How I wish they were cherrypicking. That insanity is a lot more prevalent here than you think.


haha. There probably is a good number, if they were all rounded up together, but still a minority. Just a vocal one. It's that old saying "empty vessels make the most noise". They're obviously great for the media to use. Reminds me of when British press go to specific housing estates to guarantee clips of teenagers acting up: shouting; swearing; pulling faces at the camera; sticking the Vs up, and generally acting like dicks, to validate their articles on the declining state of the country through unruly youngsters.

I think you've got by far enough sensible people to keep the country relatively sane.
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Re: You learn something new every day

Postby insaneasperger » Sat Jan 23, 2010 3:37 pm

Ive leanrt that when you have green hair people tend to stare
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Re: You learn something new every day

Postby CatNamedRudy » Sat Jan 23, 2010 3:44 pm

Moon-Crane wrote:
jrsightes wrote:
Moon-Crane wrote:I know they're cherrypicking the idiots for comic value, but i chuckle when some tv shows over here show clips of American healthcare protesters running around screaming "I don't want to live in Russia! i don't want to live in Russia!" :lol:


How I wish they were cherrypicking. That insanity is a lot more prevalent here than you think.


haha. There probably is a good number, if they were all rounded up together, but still a minority. Just a vocal one. It's that old saying "empty vessels make the most noise". They're obviously great for the media to use. Reminds me of when British press go to specific housing estates to guarantee clips of teenagers acting up: shouting; swearing; pulling faces at the camera; sticking the Vs up, and generally acting like dicks, to validate their articles on the declining state of the country through unruly youngsters.

I think you've got by far enough sensible people to keep the country relatively sane.


You're talking about a country full of people who elected King Dumbass TWICE! (well once really but let's not go there)
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Re: You learn something new every day

Postby jrsightes » Sat Jan 23, 2010 10:32 pm

CatNamedRudy wrote:You're talking about a country full of people who elected King Dumbass TWICE! (well once really but let's not go there)

:lol:
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Re: You learn something new every day

Postby jrsightes » Sat Jan 23, 2010 10:40 pm

Moon-Crane wrote:
jrsightes wrote:
Moon-Crane wrote:I know they're cherrypicking the idiots for comic value, but i chuckle when some tv shows over here show clips of American healthcare protesters running around screaming "I don't want to live in Russia! i don't want to live in Russia!" :lol:


How I wish they were cherrypicking. That insanity is a lot more prevalent here than you think.


haha. There probably is a good number, if they were all rounded up together, but still a minority. Just a vocal one. It's that old saying "empty vessels make the most noise". They're obviously great for the media to use. Reminds me of when British press go to specific housing estates to guarantee clips of teenagers acting up: shouting; swearing; pulling faces at the camera; sticking the Vs up, and generally acting like dicks, to validate their articles on the declining state of the country through unruly youngsters.

I think you've got by far enough sensible people to keep the country relatively sane.


The thing is, it's not just what's in the media, it's what I come in contact with every day. The people I work with, the people I went to school with, even some of my relatives. Just yesterday I got this email forward from a person I would otherwise respect:

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USPS New 44-Cent Stamp Celebrates a Muslim holiday.

If there is only ONE thing you forward today... let it be this!

President Obama has directed the United States Postal Service to REMEMBER and HONOR the EID MUSLIM holiday season with a new commemorative 44-Cent First Class Holiday Postage Stamp.

REMEMBER to adamantly & vocally BOYCOTT this stamp, when you are purchasing your stamps at the post office.

All you have to say is "No thank you, I do not want that Muslim Stamp on my letters!"

To use this stamp would be a slap in the face to all those AMERICANS who died at the hands of those whom this stamp honors.

REMEMBER the MUSLIM bombing of Pan Am Flight 103!

REMEMBER the MUSLIM bombing of the World Trade Center in 1993!

REMEMBER the MUSLIM bombing of the Marine Barracks in Lebanon !

REMEMBER the MUSLIM bombing of the Military Barracks in Saudi Arabia !

REMEMBER the MUSLIM bombing of the American Embassies in Africa !

REMEMBER the MUSLIM bombing of the USS COLE!

REMEMBER the MUSLIM attack on 9/11/2001 !

REMEMBER all the AMERICAN lives that were lost in those vicious MUSLIM attacks!

Pass this along to every Patriotic American that you know and get the word out! Honor the United States of America!

___________________________________

This shit is everywhere.
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Re: You learn something new every day

Postby Moon-Crane » Sat Jan 23, 2010 11:23 pm

Hmm. You're always going to get stuff like that. But for all the people who talk like that, and try to impress on others, there are more people like yourself, Cat, etc, ridiculing it and openly talking to others about how pathetic it is. I just have to believe the balance is well in your favour.

We get similar whacky things over here. In the town my parents live there were stories every five minutes from certain types of people about community halls, sports halls, charity offices, even old folks homes, that were supposed to be getting closed by the council to either be turned into Mosques or refuges for illegal immigrants. :lol: The ignorance never ends, and when fears can be preyed upon, you'll never get some people to accept the mundane reality regarding that thing they fear.

You think for yourself, and you probably know many around you who can do the same.
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Re: You learn something new every day

Postby Lil » Mon Jan 25, 2010 12:07 am

Doing homework ahead of time really does pay off - I knew this before, but it was reinforced today.
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Re: You learn something new every day

Postby Mr Blue Sky » Wed Jan 27, 2010 7:44 am

Today I learnt that washing up liquid is really good for removing oil-based paint from your hands. I also learnt there's only one D.I.Y activity I actually enjoy...
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Re: You learn something new every day

Postby Lil » Wed Jan 27, 2010 5:08 pm

Mr Blue Sky wrote:Today I learnt that washing up liquid is really good for removing oil-based paint from your hands. I also learnt there's only one D.I.Y activity I actually enjoy...


Assuming this will turn nasty, but I'm going to ask anyway. What activity are you speaking of? :wink:

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Re: You learn something new every day

Postby Dorset Girl » Wed Jan 27, 2010 6:53 pm

Lil wrote:The BS version of D.I.Y possibly means Dirty In You


Or maybe he's just talking about the 'do it yourself' task that all men enjoy...
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Re: You learn something new every day

Postby CatNamedRudy » Wed Jan 27, 2010 9:52 pm

Dorset Girl wrote:
Lil wrote:The BS version of D.I.Y possibly means Dirty In You


Or maybe he's just talking about the 'do it yourself' task that all men enjoy...


That was my thought!
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Re: You learn something new every day

Postby barnaclelapse » Wed Jan 27, 2010 10:21 pm

I've learned for the fiftieth time in my career that some literary magazines are more annoying than others.
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Re: You learn something new every day

Postby Mr Blue Sky » Wed Jan 27, 2010 10:27 pm

Dorset Girl wrote:
Lil wrote:The BS version of D.I.Y possibly means Dirty In You


Or maybe he's just talking about the 'do it yourself' task that all men enjoy...


That's the one! :D

"If there's one thing I can do by myself, it's this!"

I'd quite like Lil to ellaborate on her 'dirty in you' theory though...
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Re: You learn something new every day

Postby Just Keep Smiling » Wed Jan 27, 2010 11:10 pm

Definately I used it the once and didnt't get it in my eyes there and then but after the shower I went to put my contact lenses is in, I always make sure I wash my hands now. Teatree Mint shower gel burning eyes, ow!
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Re: You learn something new every day

Postby Mr Blue Sky » Thu Jan 28, 2010 12:21 am

Just Keep Smiling wrote:Definately I used it the once and didnt't get it in my eyes there and then but after the shower I went to put my contact lenses is in, I always make sure I wash my hands now. Teatree Mint shower gel burning eyes, ow!


Hehe, I know what you mean.

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Re: You learn something new every day

Postby Lil » Thu Jan 28, 2010 4:26 am

Mr Blue Sky wrote:I'd quite like Lil to ellaborate on her 'dirty in you' theory though...


Let's just say that even though I'm known as sweet and innocent Lil, I know how to be naughty.

-cracks whip-

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Re: You learn something new every day

Postby Dorset Girl » Thu Jan 28, 2010 10:06 am

Lil wrote:
Mr Blue Sky wrote:I'd quite like Lil to ellaborate on her 'dirty in you' theory though...


Let's just say that even though I'm known as sweet and innocent Lil, I know how to be naughty.

-cracks whip-

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Re: You learn something new every day

Postby CatNamedRudy » Thu Jan 28, 2010 3:41 pm

:lol:
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Re: You learn something new every day

Postby barnaclelapse » Thu Jan 28, 2010 4:40 pm

I learned that shrimp never give anything to charity.
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Re: You learn something new every day

Postby Hans the German Butler » Thu Jan 28, 2010 8:24 pm

barnaclelapse wrote:I learned that shrimp never give anything to charity.


But if there's a tsunami they'll be the first to hold their hands/fins/whatever out!
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Re: You learn something new every day

Postby Daphne K » Tue Feb 02, 2010 1:21 pm

I learned that you should never put a glass of wine on your bed. :roll:
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Re: You learn something new every day

Postby jrsightes » Tue Feb 02, 2010 2:48 pm

Daphne K wrote:I learned that you should never put a glass of wine on your bed. :roll:


But it looks like so much fun in the Tempurpedic commercials!
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Re: You learn something new every day

Postby CatNamedRudy » Tue Feb 02, 2010 2:56 pm

:lol: I've always wanted to go to a tempurpedic store and do that just to see if the employees would start freaking out and yell at me.
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Re: You learn something new every day

Postby Daphne K » Tue Feb 02, 2010 3:45 pm

jrsightes wrote:
Daphne K wrote:I learned that you should never put a glass of wine on your bed. :roll:


But it looks like so much fun in the Tempurpedic commercials!


:mrgreen:
lol yeah but you should see my bed now, it looks like i killed somebody.
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Re: You learn something new every day

Postby Mr Blue Sky » Wed Feb 03, 2010 7:26 am

Daphne K wrote:you should see my bed now


I'm sorry, that's all I heard. :wink:
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