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Old 02-13-2013, 09:14 PM   #51276
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the fk scene w mcnulty and bunk is so good
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Old 02-13-2013, 09:14 PM   #51277
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It really was amazing. First 3 quarters of the ad were about some kid with tumors who can't walk, which is apparently a genetic thing passed down from his mom, who also can't walk. Dad works two jobs to support the family, but the bills keep piling up, and they can't pay their heating oil bill. Figured it was going to be some NYS program or something, but nope, their bill gets paid thanks to the generosity of the people of Venezuela and Hugo Chavez!
that ad MASSIVELY tilted me when i saw it for the first time. i wanted to call the # on the screen to tell them how much it tilted me and start listing off the "accomplishments" of the man they are glorifying in the ad.

of course, they are well aware of such things and wouldn't care

(it's an ad for Citgo)
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Old 02-13-2013, 09:19 PM   #51278
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It really was amazing. First 3 quarters of the ad were about some kid with tumors who can't walk, which is apparently a genetic thing passed down from his mom, who also can't walk. Dad works two jobs to support the family, but the bills keep piling up, and they can't pay their heating oil bill. Figured it was going to be some NYS program or something, but nope, their bill gets paid thanks to the generosity of the people of Venezuela and Hugo Chavez!
LMAO. So the kid's still ****ed, but now they have heat. Viva Chavez!
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Old 02-13-2013, 09:19 PM   #51279
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Bought some popcorn for the road today because that's cheaper than buying smaller pants and lazier than punching new holes in my belt.

Thought truckers were supposed to gain weight not lose it
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Old 02-13-2013, 09:22 PM   #51280
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i hardly begrudge people for religious beliefs and i hardly think i'm superior because i don't believe in it. i think the people who make it a point to say ad nauseum "LOL YOU THERE IS NO GOD AND I BELIEVE THERE IS NO GOD" are insufferable jackasses (yes, i realize i said HA HA RELIGION at some point in the last page)

it's just the extremes that people are willing to take to cause imposition and hardship on themselves and those around them in the name of god that drives me ****ing insane. my grandparents on my mom's side, extremely religious people. my grandmother, absurdly uneducated. can't read. mother of 9. my grandfather, who died almost 20 years ago from lung cancer, deeply conservative man. disapproved of my mom marrying my dad and subsequently hated my dad because he wasn't as religious as my grandfather. anyway, my grandparents were wealthy. don't remember how, i think they owned a lot of land back in their homeland, idk. on my grandfather's death bed, despite living his ENTIRE life following his religion, every moment without exception, was worried he might go to hell. soooooooo, he told my grandmother to liquidate everything they owned and give it to their ****ing church so they would pray for his soul and ensure he went to heaven. i mean, this was a substantial sum of money. and my grandmother, because she shared his concerns for whatever ****ing reason, obliged this.

just hard to take that seriously, really
lol. wow. that's harsh.
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Old 02-13-2013, 09:30 PM   #51281
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It really was amazing. First 3 quarters of the ad were about some kid with tumors who can't walk, which is apparently a genetic thing passed down from his mom, who also can't walk. Dad works two jobs to support the family, but the bills keep piling up, and they can't pay their heating oil bill. Figured it was going to be some NYS program or something, but nope, their bill gets paid thanks to the generosity of the people of Venezuela and Hugo Chavez!
This ad plays all the time here in boston. I chuckle.
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Old 02-13-2013, 09:33 PM   #51282
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I can't read the new thread title without thinking of Family Guy's "FREE TIBET" joke.
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Old 02-13-2013, 09:34 PM   #51283
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I think Rawls is my favorite. He just pulls off bitter and self-hating so well.
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Old 02-13-2013, 09:35 PM   #51284
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ALL the tea...
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Old 02-13-2013, 09:36 PM   #51285
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no love for Mr. P?
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Old 02-13-2013, 09:41 PM   #51286
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Cutty best Wire character
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Old 02-13-2013, 09:46 PM   #51287
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Slim survives more than Marlo. Marlo may as well be dead given what happens to him at the end.
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Old 02-13-2013, 09:54 PM   #51288
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Thanks for the book recommendation Clark.

Ordered that and Nate Silver's book for my flight to Vegas this weekend.
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Old 02-13-2013, 09:57 PM   #51289
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**** bubbles. Always wanted him to die. Never really knew why. Anyway, Avon best
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Old 02-13-2013, 10:00 PM   #51290
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Old 02-13-2013, 10:06 PM   #51291
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**** bubbles. Always wanted him to die. Never really knew why.
Who are you, No-Heart Anthony?
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Old 02-13-2013, 10:10 PM   #51292
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Best Wire character is the one that gave us "MY NAME IS MY NAME" and "You want it to be one way, but it's the other way". Also the only one that survives.
Well that's just wrong, on two counts. Best character that survives?

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Old 02-13-2013, 10:25 PM   #51293
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Old 02-13-2013, 10:32 PM   #51294
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Marlo the character on the Wire with the greatest points per possession
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Old 02-13-2013, 10:39 PM   #51295
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I grew up in Wheaton Illinois and half of my childhood friends are literalist evangelical fundamentalists. When I started thinking about it for myself in high school I pretty quickly became agnostic (as far as my friends are concerned I'm a de facto atheist but strictly speaking I'm agnostic), and the lifelong conversation I've had about religion has been without question one of the top-five defining topics for me. One of my best friends (super smart/successful, would make a great jury member and applies scientific method to his life at a deep level without exactly realizing it) just left on Monday to take his family on a nine-month missions trip to freaking Bangalore.

I'm a strong believer in the Golden Rule as credo, and in ubi dubium ibi libertas and all that, but the older I get the more I'm convinced that a lot of variations found within populations that can be so frustrating to all of us (differences in empathy, tolerance, aggressiveness, liberal/conservative stuff, predilection towards faith, etc) are here to stay. That as frustrating as they can be to each of us as individuals, that somehow our entire group is benefiting from all the irreconcilability, which seems ancient and ubiquitous almost to the point where I have to wonder if the balance has somehow evolved into us on a group level.

Also, the next time I have meat and mashed potatoes, I think I'll put a very large blob of potatoes on my plate with just a little piece of meat. And if somone asks me why I didn't get more meat, I'll just say, "Oh, you mean this?" and pull out a big piece of meat from inside the blob of potatoes, where I've hidden it.

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Old 02-13-2013, 10:42 PM   #51296
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Old 02-13-2013, 10:43 PM   #51297
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I grew up in Wheaton Illinois and half of my childhood friends are literalist evangelical fundamentalists. When I started thinking about it for myself in high school I pretty quickly became agnostic (as far as my friends are concerned I'm a de facto atheist but strictly speaking I'm agnostic), and the lifelong conversation I've had about religion has been without question one of the top-five defining topics for me. One of my best friends (super smart/successful, would make a great jury member and applies scientific method to his life at a deep level without exactly realizing it) just left on Monday to take his family on a nine-month missions trip to freaking Bangalore.

I'm a strong believer in the Golden Rule as credo, and in ubi dubium ibi libertas and all that, but the older I get the more I'm convinced that a lot of variations found within populations that can be so frustrating to all of us (differences in empathy, tolerance, aggressiveness, liberal/conservative stuff, predilection towards faith, etc) are here to stay. That as frustrating as they can be to each of us as individuals, that somehow our entire group is benefiting from all the irreconcilability, which seems ancient and ubiquitous almost to the point where I have to wonder if the balance has somehow evolved into us on a group level.

Also, the next time I have meat and mashed potatoes, I think I'll put a very large blob of potatoes on my plate with just a little piece of meat. And if somone asks me why I didn't get more meat, I'll just say, "Oh, you mean this?" and pull out a big piece of meat from inside the blob of potatoes, where I've hidden it.
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Old 02-13-2013, 10:52 PM   #51298
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I remember fondly the olden days of SE when politarding or religiotarding would result in a snap ban.
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Old 02-13-2013, 10:53 PM   #51299
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Also, the next time I have meat and mashed potatoes, I think I'll put a very large blob of potatoes on my plate with just a little piece of meat. And if somone asks me why I didn't get more meat, I'll just say, "Oh, you mean this?" and pull out a big piece of meat from inside the blob of potatoes, where I've hidden it.
Laurie was offended that I used the word "puke", but to me, that's what her dinner tasted like.
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Old 02-13-2013, 10:59 PM   #51300
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