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Old 07-25-2016, 07:40 PM
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Martian Bigfoot wrote: "Lipstick was invented by women to stop men from trying to kiss them."

I've heard that the custom of wearing lipstick originated with Phoenician prostitutes as a way of advertising that they performed oral sex. (Making the "upper" lips resemble the "lower" ones.) Can't find a cite at the moment.

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Old 07-25-2016, 07:55 PM
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Bruce Springsteen. As far as I can tell, he's just a mumblier version of John Camp Cougarmelon. I've heard he puts on a good live show, but that still doesn't explain his popularity to me.
Wow, I agree. Never heard a great song from him. He seems like a cool guy, though.
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Old 07-25-2016, 08:22 PM
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The band who I suppose are still known as "The Cars." They're not good, they're not even bad. I'm not saying it's the entire world, but I hear people praising them wayyyy more than I would expect. Ric Ocasek sings like an old lady.

And the band name. How did this conversation happen? I imagine this:

"Hey, we could call ourselves 'Rock and Roll'".
"How about 'The Guys'?"
"No, I'm thinking 'The Muscle Shirts'.
"Hang on... I've got it... THE CARS."
"Nailed it. Pass the bong."
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Old 07-25-2016, 09:23 PM
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Racism, I guess. Particularly of the conscious, willfully ignorant variety.

I'm writing a book in which one of the characters is a (made-up) despised racial minority, and every time I write the racism scenes, I'm like, ''No, this is too over the top. Nobody is that obviously fucking hateful and stup...''

And then I look at the world.

And then I realize those scenes are rather understated.

And I just like -- what? Do you not pay attention to the whole of human history? You're just going to allow this senseless brutality to happen over and over again? And why is it so obvious to some of us but like, not vast swaths of other people?

WHY DO WE LEARN NOTHING? WHAT IS THIS PLACE? WHAT IS HUMAN?

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Old 07-25-2016, 09:27 PM
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Lady Gaga.
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Old 07-25-2016, 09:28 PM
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The band who I suppose are still known as "The Cars." They're not good, they're not even bad. I'm not saying it's the entire world, but I hear people praising them wayyyy more than I would expect. Ric Ocasek sings like an old lady.

And the band name. How did this conversation happen? I imagine this:

"Hey, we could call ourselves 'Rock and Roll'".
"How about 'The Guys'?"
"No, I'm thinking 'The Muscle Shirts'.
"Hang on... I've got it... THE CARS."
"Nailed it. Pass the bong."
That was a great first album for a group that has no reason to exist.
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Old 07-25-2016, 10:09 PM
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Lady Gaga.
Do you appreciate pop music in general? I usually think of it as pretty mediocre, but always made an exception for Madonna, because she was the best at what she did. Lady Gaga is along the same lines. She's one of the best pop musicians in recent history. While I think her more popular songs are great, I don't think they really reflect the magnitude of her talent of the diversity of her music. Because of her flamboyant image, I think a lot of people think, ''oh, weird,'' and kind of dismiss her as trying to be trendy or flashy, but her actual music is deeply moving, surprising and interesting, if you're into that genre.
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Old 07-25-2016, 10:23 PM
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Old 07-25-2016, 10:54 PM
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That Seinfeld was popular. When it was current I knew exactly one person IRL who professed to be a fan of the show (and he would not shut up about it no matter how much everyone else rolled their eyes). Now, however many years later it's been the count is still one.
I knew many people that loved it when it was on. I have never understood why it lasted past 1 episode.
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Old 07-25-2016, 11:03 PM
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The band who I suppose are still known as "The Cars." They're not good, they're not even bad. I'm not saying it's the entire world, but I hear people praising them wayyyy more than I would expect. Ric Ocasek sings like an old lady.
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I do agree that Ric Ocasek's vocal's are dreadful. I find that The Cars songs I'm drawn to are sung by Benjamin Orr. Totally underrated singer. RIP
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Old 07-26-2016, 07:22 AM
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Old 07-26-2016, 07:25 AM
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This fucking Pokemon Go shit?
Seriously?
Acquire lives, folks.
I felt the same way about it. Then a friend who I really respect started playing. I had to sit down and say "OK, WTF?"

And she said "It's like a worldwide game of capture the flag, with three teams, but also individual points."

Now I can't believe I'm gonna miss out on this.

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I don't know a single man who would pass up a date because the woman DIDN'T wear makeup. I know quite a few who won't date women who wear too much makeup.

And this is one of mine - how does this industry take up so much money? What are we really accomplishing with it all?

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For me, it's red states. You mean there are entire states where more than half the population is like that? It's bad enough that I live in a swing state, that's only insane half the time.
This. I can't help listening to some politicians and thinking "Are there people who are really OK with that?" And I don't just mean Trump, but he is a living caricature of the type.

Houses so big it's like walking to the corner shop for breakfast every morning. There is a point at which simply getting to the room you need is inconvenient.

Especially houses that big with only three or four bedrooms. Seriously? It's 10,000 square feet but you don't have a bedroom for Grandma on the Holidays?!?

Liver. There is no way that anybody could like this stuff. This is a joke, right? You're trying to trick me into eating this refuse? Ditto anything that is declared to be an "acquired taste." Why on Earth would anybody choose to inure themselves to something that is initially (and obviously!) vile?
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Old 07-26-2016, 08:56 AM
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So what if she's hideous in full color?)
No worries. It's not full color. It just makes you better able to distinguish colors using the colors you can already see. So, if she look hideous, it's still not what she actually looks like. (Plus, we're also all basically one color, except for our hair and eyes.)

And, yes, I know you're being facetious. But I saw some ignorance to fight.
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Old 07-26-2016, 08:59 AM
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Bond. James Bond. The descriptions of both the books and the movies (and I think I'm the only person on the planet who hasn't read or watched one) leaves me cold.
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Old 07-26-2016, 10:58 AM
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No worries. It's not full color. It just makes you better able to distinguish colors using the colors you can already see. So, if she look hideous, it's still not what she actually looks like. (Plus, we're also all basically one color, except for our hair and eyes.)

And, yes, I know you're being facetious.
Well, the real point is that despite my facetious tone the color-sighted person I'm chatting with typically rushes to reassure me that my wife is in fact gorgeous, which typically channels the conversation into entertaining directions and away from the excruciating minutiae of how I can tell whether it's a green light or a red light.

Obviously no one here will so reassure me, because, well, you don't know her.

But she's gorgeous.
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Old 07-26-2016, 11:10 AM
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Buffy (the series)- I am always flabbergasted when people I like talk about how much they enjoy this show. It just has to be a joke. Everything about the show is just so bad, I can't imagine someone seriously liking it.

Dr. Who (the series)- Pretty much everything as stated above. I always assume the person is lying when they tell me they like the show.
They are no lying! I understand your plight, since I have also watched this show but didn't find anything to engage me. But one thing I know for sure -- the fans really, REALLY do like the show. All Doctors, all the Time (Lord).
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Old 07-26-2016, 11:17 AM
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Tea. Hot tea, iced tea, different varieties: it all smells nasty, and on the few occasions I've tasted it, I've had to immediately spit it out. Yet, supposedly, a major portion of the world's population claims to enjoy this substance that I put in the same category as bong water and ditch water.
Ditto. Many's the time, when I have said, "I don't like tea," that people have said, "You should try this one, everyone likes it!"

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Old 07-26-2016, 01:16 PM
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This fucking Pokemon Go shit?
Seriously?
Acquire lives, folks.
I don't understand why it's popular. I don't understand why some people who play it have no common sense.
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Old 07-26-2016, 01:22 PM
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That any of this shit is real. That I'm not a disembodied brain being fed sensory information as an experiment to see how weird things can get and still not implode the brain.
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Old 07-26-2016, 02:00 PM
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1) Even though I've actually (supposedly) been in Delaware, I'm not sure it really exists. And I'm agnostic on Rhode Island being a real place.

2) Rabid excitement about/enthusiastic playing of videogames eludes me. I played some Super Mario Bros when the home version came out in the '80s, but that's about it.

3) +2,345 on obsessions with celebrity news. I could give less than a flyin' F if Brad and Angie get divorced or Kringe Kardashian has had Tibetan peasants' fat injected into her ass.

4) Due to my profession, I have to say this quickly and then run:I really don't like poetry.
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Old 07-26-2016, 02:02 PM
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Hot dogs. I have yet to find someone else claim they don't love hot dogs.
Raises hand in air: I HATE hot dogs.
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Old 07-26-2016, 06:29 PM
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(queueing slapped bass line) seconded.

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Tea. Hot tea, iced tea, different varieties: it all smells nasty, and on the few occasions I've tasted it, I've had to immediately spit it out. Yet, supposedly, a major portion of the world's population claims to enjoy this substance that I put in the same category as bong water and ditch water.
I'd like to see a UK'er corroborate this.

Also - the paranormal, reality, csi....most shit on tv.
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Old 07-26-2016, 08:44 PM
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Hot dogs. I have yet to find someone else claim they don't love hot dogs.
Abstract art. Critics claim they like it so everyone else follows along.
Firefly. Anti cliche is still cliche. No characters you can root for.
Battlestar Galactica. Just depressing.
Well, when my son saw a Jackson Pollock at the museum for the first time his reaction was "This is so cool!" So some people agree with the art critics.
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Old 07-26-2016, 10:49 PM
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For me, it's red states. You mean there are entire states where more than half the population is like that? It's bad enough that I live in a swing state, that's only insane half the time.

How did you feel in 1984, when 49 states voted red?
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Old 07-26-2016, 11:54 PM
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Well, when my son saw a Jackson Pollock at the museum for the first time his reaction was "This is so cool!" So some people agree with the art critics.
I don't have a strong opinion on Jackson Pollock, but this made me very happy.

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Ditto. Many's the time, when I have said, "I don't like tea," that people have said, "You should try this one, everyone likes it!"

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HA! I feel the same way about coffee and beer.

''No really, these are the best beans hand ground by the indigenous peoples of Krakatoa...''

Yeah, no, it tastes like shit. Sorry.

I hate that general attitude in which people try to force you to love foods you hate. My Aunt is this way. ''I hate olives.'' ''Well, you really don't, you just haven't had a truly good olive. Here, eat this olive. It's the best olive that could conceptually exist.'' ''But I hate olives.'' ''EAT IT!''

*Eats olive*
*Is worst experience of my entire life*
''I hate you.''
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Old 07-27-2016, 01:27 AM
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Battlestar Galactica. Just depressing.
Really? How can anybody be depressed watching a chimp in a robot dog costume? And Dirk Benedict blowing the crap out of toaster men!

That's practically the definition of life-affirming.

My thing that I'm certain the world is pulling my leg about is reboots. They're just not good.

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Old 07-27-2016, 01:53 AM
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How did you feel in 1984, when 49 states voted red?
I was more libertarian in 1984 than I am now. I could understand if today's red states were libertarian, but conservatives are anything but.
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Old 07-27-2016, 02:13 AM
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Bond. James Bond. The descriptions of both the books and the movies (and I think I'm the only person on the planet who hasn't read or watched one) leaves me cold.
Kindred spirit!

I can't understand why they ever made another one after Casino Royale. It was perfectly enjoyable, didn't take itself too seriously, and had a built-in excuee for stopping (since the entire British Secret Service, plus George Raft, had been converted to a cloud of ionized particles). They should have just said toodle-oo to the silly cold war dick-waving and spent their money making thirty-three sequels to Chitty-Chitty Bang-Bang.
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Old 07-27-2016, 06:18 AM
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Can I mention the Trump candidacy here in Cafe Society? Because I'm not just baffled by it, I'm louvered too.

Also, the merits of Hamilton! The musical. I had to listen to the soundtrack during a recent road trip, and it grated on every last one of my nerves.
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Cheese. I'm admittedly pickier than most but I have literally (yes, literally) that I know of not met another person who won't eat it. It's obvious that the vast majority like it because you can scarcely find a dish that doesn't have some kind of cheese on it. It's not only the default on any kind of sandwich, hot or cold, but it shows up on salads, chili and all manner of places it doesn't belong.

Several of the things that have been mentioned are pretty middle of the road in that, for instance, I've heard an even amount of people express like and dislike for sports and piercings. But cheese? Tell someone you won't eat it and they look at you like you just farted.

I mentioned in another thread that I didn't care for the music from Hamilton and I was almost scared. No one I know IRL has seen it so I haven't heard much first hand but the way people were praising it here was almost cult like. I wanted to experience what everyone else did. That did not work out.
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I am mystified by oysters. Not that they exist, but that people eat them and seem to enjoy the experience. I've had one or two in my life and I can only say urgh.
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Old 07-27-2016, 06:25 AM
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I will go with the cheese conversation, but with the specific addition. I hate cheese on a burger. To me a good burger does not need cheese. As a matter of fact cheese ruins a good burger. But no matter where you go, if you order a hamburger, they always ask if you want cheese on that. And when you decline, they look at you like you have a bowling ball for a head.
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Old 07-27-2016, 06:32 AM
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Hot dogs. I have yet to find someone else claim they don't love hot dogs.
Yuck hot dogs, quite disgusting to me. Why is it you all love them so ?
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Old 07-27-2016, 06:52 AM
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I am mystified by oysters. Not that they exist, but that people eat them and seem to enjoy the experience. I've had one or two in my life and I can only say urgh.
Same. Eating the sea's throat phlegm ain't my thing. Why is it y'alls ?! Is it ? It's not, not really... is it ? Naaaah. Y'alls have been clowning for years, but I've figured it out.
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Old 07-27-2016, 07:05 AM
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I will go with the cheese conversation, but with the specific addition. I hate cheese on a burger. To me a good burger does not need cheese. As a matter of fact cheese ruins a good burger. But no matter where you go, if you order a hamburger, they always ask if you want cheese on that. And when you decline, they look at you like you have a bowling ball for a head.
If only. Anywhere I go, with cheese seems to be the default and you practically have to beg them to leave if off.
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Old 07-27-2016, 07:17 AM
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I am mystified by oysters. Not that they exist, but that people eat them and seem to enjoy the experience. I've had one or two in my life and I can only say urgh.
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Same. Eating the sea's throat phlegm ain't my thing. Why is it y'alls ?! Is it ? It's not, not really... is it ? Naaaah. Y'alls have been clowning for years, but I've figured it out.
I'm convinced that oyster consumption is driven by people who are afraid that their pearls will lose value unless they reduce the number of available pearl manufacturers.

God knows those things aren't made out of FOOD...
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Old 07-27-2016, 07:19 AM
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Classic rock. The majority of the rock music made during the late 60s/early 70s was horrid. Led Zepplin sucks. Black Sabbath is terrible. Deep Purple? I'd rather drive cross country with Rich Little, and the only question I can ask is "do you do impressions?"

Beer. Beer is absolutely terrible. I'd rather drink antifreeze.
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Old 07-27-2016, 07:38 AM
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Classic rock. The majority of the rock music made during the late 60s/early 70s was horrid. Led Zepplin sucks. Black Sabbath is terrible. Deep Purple? I'd rather drive cross country with Rich Little, and the only question I can ask is "do you do impressions?"

Beer. Beer is absolutely terrible. I'd rather drink antifreeze.
I think you posted in the wrong thread, refer to
http://boards.straightdope.com/sdmb/...d.php?t=799315

OT: Pop music, reality TV, anything supernatural... that's about it.

As to food:
Seafood/Olives/Hotdogs/Ice cream/Movie style popcorn & *gasp* Pizza are all things I cannot stand
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Old 07-27-2016, 02:10 PM
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Old 07-27-2016, 02:26 PM
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Old 07-27-2016, 03:34 PM
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Ice cream ... are all things I cannot stand
Wait. What? Ice cream? Which flavor?
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Old 07-27-2016, 05:39 PM
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Classic rock. The majority of the rock music made during the late 60s/early 70s was horrid. Led Zepplin sucks. Black Sabbath is terrible. Deep Purple? I'd rather drive cross country with Rich Little, and the only question I can ask is "do you do impressions?"

Beer. Beer is absolutely terrible. I'd rather drink antifreeze.
You and me. Outside, now.
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Old 07-27-2016, 06:13 PM
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Pumpkin pie. It looks like a cat upchucked in a pie plate, and it tastes worse.
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Old 07-27-2016, 06:14 PM
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Astrology. I don't care what your birth sign is. It's crap.

Beer. Agree with the poster above. It is vile.

Tattoos. I just don't get why you want to disfigure your lovely smooth and flawless young skin that way. Now mine could do with some camouflage but I will stick to clothes for that.
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Old 07-28-2016, 08:52 AM
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Wait. What? Ice cream? Which flavor?
All flavors. I do like the bits of cookie dough however, and most toppings. Give me flourless chocolate torte and a glass of milk and I'm happy.
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Old 07-28-2016, 09:25 AM
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Pumpkin pie. It looks like a cat upchucked in a pie plate, and it tastes worse.
YES. How did someone even invent this for the first time and convince other people to eat it?
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Old 07-28-2016, 10:38 AM
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Asylum Films...

...And yet somehow they continue to exist, which means someone, somewhere, actually looked at "Transmorphers" or "The Day the Earth Stopped," and was like, "Yeah, I'd pay money to see that movie."

I just don't understand.

From what I understand they make enough money off of selling DVDs to people, mostly non English speakers, who mistake the title for the real movie title. So they are hucksters selling to suckers. They know their movies suck but they know they will make money so they make the best suckiest movies they can.


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This fucking Pokemon Go shit?
Seriously?
Acquire lives, folks.
And what do you do in your free time? Watch movies, woodworking, quilting, volunteering at a homeless shelter, raise money for cancer research? Well it's stupid and you should acquire a life.


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I don't understand why it's popular. I don't understand why some people who play it have no common sense.
I don't understand why so many people spend their free time criticizing other people about what they do with their free time.


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At last, something we can all agree on!
No, you are wrong. Some of the best movies are made, or acted in, by Adam Sandler.


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Astrology. I don't care what your birth sign is. It's crap.
Your birth sign might be a pile of crap but mine is a badass centaur with a bow and arrow.
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Well, when my son saw a Jackson Pollock at the museum for the first time his reaction was "This is so cool!" So some people agree with the art critics.
Your son saw a money paint something similar the previous day. That's why he thought it was so cool.

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Classic rock. The majority of the rock music made during the late 60s/early 70s was horrid. Led Zepplin sucks. Black Sabbath is terrible. Deep Purple? I'd rather drive cross country with Rich Little, and the only question I can ask is "do you do impressions?"

Beer. Beer is absolutely terrible. I'd rather drink antifreeze.
99% of all Rock n Roll recorded since 1980. Obviously the music industry's desperate attempt to stay alive,but why do people buy the music? Must be nuts.
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I don't understand why so many people spend their free time criticizing other people about what they do with their free time.
I still want to know why????
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Hey all you hot-dog haters: try a Hebrew National. It tastes like actual meat.
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Picasso: the guy either had some sort of brain problem, or was just playing a colossal joke on the world that nobody got. Except me, of course.
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