Discussion in 'January And Everything After' started by RyanMM, Jun 6, 2012.
You can still enjoy the picture! It's my cousin that's a jack ass.
I just realized what bothers me so deeply about the "makeup is a form of deception, it's just as bad as lying about your job" argument and I apologize already for bringing this back (I may have said it before, but I claim flu and thus can't remember if I said it already).
While I hesitate to label people based on what they do (especially in an economy like this), what you do IS a part of who you are. It offers insight into your morals, goals, and activities. It's also a big part of your status in life, and to lie about it is to essentially be a different person than you are.
AKA, when you work as a barista but tell a girl you're a producer so she'll sleep with you, you're deceiving someone in a major way. If you're an attorney who owns a patent troll firm and you claim to be a veterinarian, you're genuinely being deceptive about who you are.
So what does this have to do with makeup?
NOTHING. If you're so shallow as to think someone's appearance is the entirety of their being, you're just an asshole. In fact, it's not even a deception. That person, at that time, really does look like that. You may not like what they look like later, but unlike "I'm a CEO", at least it's true at the time.
I cannot allow myself to buy these, as I would be charged with vandalism about fifteen minutes after the package arrived.
For me it is the apples to apples comparison that is offensive. It comes from the same school of thought as the "well, she was asking for it because she dressed that way" argument, from people who simply can't seem to understand that a woman might do something with her appearance for reasons other than to try to attract male attention. It's just another kind of objectification.
Not to excuse the behavior, but a lot of men really can't comprehend the idea of voluntarily dressing up for a reason other than to attract the attention of the opposite sex. I was pretty much in that boat until my mid 20s.
Why, though? I don't mean this towards you specifically, but just in general. What can we do to help them comprehend? Or figure it out earlier?
I think the nearest you can get to it is the latest "suiting up" trend form HIMYM. Tonnes of guys are suiting up now. Ask a lot of them and they think it helps in pulling, but just as many will admit they feel badass wearing one out on the town.
Interesting variation on the Nigerian prince email:
They could at least have called him Kelly.
Diner stiffs waitress because God something something.
Oh, and fuck Dr. Oz, you Mercola-hosting wanker.
Every time someone writes "an historic" I want to punch them so hard right in the fucking face. There's an H, it's pronounced, you don't use "an" for that.
It's the written equivalent of someone who pronounces vehicle as "vee-hickle."
Don't have an hissy fit, man.
I will end you and everyone you love, motherfucker.
Yah, well, that was a mixup then.
you are wrong.
Unless you're a lovable cockney scamp, it's not 'istory and it's not an 'istoric achievement.
maybe the problem is that I'm English and not American, therefore I speak English. The queen says an. I trust her judgement.
I'm sorry, but in this particular instance the queen is wrong. Which is weird, considering that it's her English.
This is relevant to the discussion I think:
The Queen is using the more common way of speaking it from when she was young.
How the speaker pronounces the word 'a' is probably relevant as well. Being an Hiberno-English speaker, I tend to pronounce it 'ah', so 'an historic' rolls off my tongue more easily than '[ah] historic' , because the latter is two 'h' sounds back to back. An American speaker is more likely to pronounce the word as 'ay' - '[ay] historic' is easy to enunciate.
I'm not sure how this guy's entire Tales from the Crypt episode would go. However, the last line would definitely be,"But bathing in spiders is good for you."
Today I decided to engage some of my hippie friends in a debate about homeopathic quackery on Facebook. Tomorrow I think I'll just take it easy and bash my head against a concrete block for two hours instead.
You really don't need to do that. Bashing your head against a fleck of concrete dust will have the same effect.
God I love Mitchell & Webb.
So one of my facebook "friends" from high school reliably re-posts the latest conservative outrage screeds. His latest tour de force is a photo of Obama holding "The Post-American World" a book penned by that infamous Islamic radical Fareed Zakaria. Now, some might be tempted to dismiss this sort of thing lightly, but fortunately my "friend" is on hand to explain to us that this demonstrates (a) that Obama hates America (I mean, c'mon "Post-American World," dead giveaway amiright?) and (b) that Obama is a "secret" muslim. I put secret in quotes because I'm still a bit confused about how it can still be considered a secret given that he's reading a book that makes it so obvious. No doubt my confusion springs from my relative paucity of insight.
Okay, anyways, Fareed f'in Zakaria? That's your master reveal? Do you even know who the fuck Fareed Zakaria is? Can't even be bothered to wikipedia his ass?
Sorry, I needed to vent. I make it a rule not to engage in political conversation on facebook. And yes, I could drop this guy from my friends list, but then I'd lose the accompanying doses of smug satisfaction.
Holy fucking social media fail
The next time you see this fucking bullshit going around facebook
Feel free and post a link to this.
FUCKIN KIDS THESE DAYS.
I love how wonderfully vague it is. VISIT THE SICK. I don't really feel like taking this apart
FUCKIN KIDS THESE DAYS.
I hate these people who follow and repost whatever kind of semi-conservative knee jerk Family Circus bullshit that pops in front of their face. It's always from someone I would never have expected it from.
Northland College is in Ashland, Wisconsin.
As of the census of 2000, there were 8,620 people.
As of the census of 2010, there were 8,216 people.
If only they would make some parks for kids, they might not have lost 5% of their population!
It's in New Zealand, I'm sorry to say. The actual quote comes from Judge Phillip B. Gilliam of Denver, Colorado on December 17, 1959.
HOLY FUCKING SHIT
I go out of my way to say 'all intensive purposes' and describe things as being 'mute points' purely because it bugs the fuck out of one of my co-workers. I might try and add 'lack toast and tolerant' into my repertoire as well.
Ironically, he uses the word 'irregardless' without irony.
You're a horrible human being,
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