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Piratelvr1121

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Re: Exchanges with People that Make Your Brain Hurt
« Reply #7830 on: March 23, 2013, 11:52:58 AM »
I think of breeding and it starts getting me thinking of various things. Cousins marrying cousins to keep the blood pure, and the Death Eaters of the Wizarding World who wanted only pure bloods to learn magic at Hogwarts.  And as Hagrid said, there wasn't a wizard alive that didn't have some muggle blood in them.
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Re: Exchanges with People that Make Your Brain Hurt
« Reply #7831 on: March 23, 2013, 12:28:05 PM »
From the St. Joseph News-Press (Missouri). It's an online comment from someone who is opposed to hunting:

"This is to all of the hunters who kill animals for food. Shame on you. You ought to just go to the store and buy meat that was made there where no animals were harmed."

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I know this was posted a couple weeks back, but I just had to chime in. That is VERY brain-hurty. How does someone even justify not knowing that all meat involves killing an animal? The fact of the matter is, the meat you buy in the supermarket comes from animals who were more then likely harmed more than a deer, bird, or squirrel that lived a happy, natural life out in the woods until a hunter's bullet got it. (I speak strictly of factory-farmed supermarket meat there, not meat that comes from small-time farmers whose livestock actually does get to see the world outside of an cage or barn.) I'd much rather have my meat from the wild or from a smaller farm (for that reason, actually) than from a supermarket, any day.

I do greatly apologize if that seemed soapbox-y or anything. :-\ I just can't believe some people's rationale!
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Re: Exchanges with People that Make Your Brain Hurt
« Reply #7832 on: March 23, 2013, 12:31:50 PM »
Brain bits on the ceiling here...

In the world according to my mother, the movie "The Rise of the Guardians" is too violent for her still-minor children to watch, but the History Channel's "Bible" mini-series is a must-see.
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Re: Exchanges with People that Make Your Brain Hurt
« Reply #7833 on: March 23, 2013, 12:53:44 PM »
Brain bits on the ceiling here...

In the world according to my mother, the movie "The Rise of the Guardians" is too violent for her still-minor children to watch, but the History Channel's "Bible" mini-series is a must-see.

I can almost see the point, since The Bible is based on a religious text, but yeah, still brain - hurty. Ben - Hur is considered a classic Christian movie, and it has a death scene (not of Christ, of someone in a chariot race) that would shock most people today. I would be very careful about letting children watch such a movie (or, in this case, a TV series)
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Re: Exchanges with People that Make Your Brain Hurt
« Reply #7834 on: March 23, 2013, 12:59:12 PM »
The brain-hurty part is that she objected to a cute, fun movie on the grounds of *violence*.  I don't consider this mini-series useless, but brutality and violence is a very prominent part of many  Bible stories, particularly those from the Old Testament.
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Re: Exchanges with People that Make Your Brain Hurt
« Reply #7835 on: March 23, 2013, 01:03:55 PM »
The brain-hurty part is that she objected to a cute, fun movie on the grounds of *violence*.  I don't consider this mini-series useless, but brutality and violence is a very prominent part of many  Bible stories, particularly those from the Old Testament.

I know. I hadn't seen Rise of the Guardians, so I didn't feel qualified to talk about whether it was too violent for young children. FTR, I watched Ben - Hur at 6 and saw my first R - rated movie at 13/14 (it was The Godfather), so what I think is too violent may differ greatly from someone else's ideas.
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Re: Exchanges with People that Make Your Brain Hurt
« Reply #7836 on: March 23, 2013, 01:23:22 PM »
"Rise of the Guardians" is basically a story of Santa, the Easter Bunny, the Tooth Fairy, the Sandman and Jack Frost joining forces to defeat the Boogy Man and save childhood magic.
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Re: Exchanges with People that Make Your Brain Hurt
« Reply #7837 on: March 23, 2013, 01:46:43 PM »
"Rise of the Guardians" is basically a story of Santa, the Easter Bunny, the Tooth Fairy, the Sandman and Jack Frost joining forces to defeat the Boogy Man and save childhood magic.

So no beating Philistines with a jawbone there?  :P
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Re: Exchanges with People that Make Your Brain Hurt
« Reply #7838 on: March 23, 2013, 03:07:46 PM »
I know a girl who will NOT stop talking about how classy she is. And what a lady she is. If you have to say it over and over then it seems like you're really insecure about it. I like her, but I can see the weird expressions on our friends' faces when she says stuff like that, because she's usually stone-cold drunk at the time, or she's just finished referring to someone using multiple swear words while she insists that they don't have "good breeding".

Is it possible that she's joking?

"Rise of the Guardians" is basically a story of Santa, the Easter Bunny, the Tooth Fairy, the Sandman and Jack Frost joining forces to defeat the Boogy Man and save childhood magic.

So no beating Philistines with a jawbone there?  :P

Oh, come on, beating people to death with a bone is SUCH a good family story! It must be, it's in the bible  ;D
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Re: Exchanges with People that Make Your Brain Hurt
« Reply #7839 on: March 23, 2013, 04:35:12 PM »
I've always thought it would be really neat to have nearly identical twins: boy and girl whose only genetic difference was that the boy would be XY and the girl would be XX.

Of course, the probability of that heppening is probably smaller than than winning the Powerball, being struck by lightening, and being hit by a meteorite all on the same day.

You've been reading too much old Robert Heinlein. >:D

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I know a girl who will NOT stop talking about how classy she is. And what a lady she is. If you have to say it over and over then it seems like you're really insecure about it. I like her, but I can see the weird expressions on our friends' faces when she says stuff like that, because she's usually stone-cold drunk at the time, or she's just finished referring to someone using multiple swear words while she insists that they don't have "good breeding".

I ran into someone like that in training program for a job - only she kept telling us that she was a "genius" and her husband was a rich lawyer.  She was smart - the licensing exam had an 85% failure rate and she did pass it on the first try.  So did I.  Which might or might mean anything....

Someone who met her husband told us that he was really a paralegal.

And she got fired for faking the computer records on her job about three months after we finished our training classes - so she wasn't smart enough to really DO the work after passing the license exam, apparently.

Snarky and Evil snickered for weeks.......
« Last Edit: March 23, 2013, 04:42:05 PM by VorFemme »
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Re: Exchanges with People that Make Your Brain Hurt
« Reply #7840 on: March 23, 2013, 06:24:28 PM »
The brain-hurty part is that she objected to a cute, fun movie on the grounds of *violence*.  I don't consider this mini-series useless, but brutality and violence is a very prominent part of many  Bible stories, particularly those from the Old Testament.

The most brutal story I remember is in the Old Testament - Judges chapter 19. I almost summarised it here in white but thought that might even be too much for some people as you can often see whited out text in replies.


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Re: Exchanges with People that Make Your Brain Hurt
« Reply #7841 on: March 23, 2013, 08:48:48 PM »
I know a girl who will NOT stop talking about how classy she is. And what a lady she is. If you have to say it over and over then it seems like you're really insecure about it. I like her, but I can see the weird expressions on our friends' faces when she says stuff like that, because she's usually stone-cold drunk at the time, or she's just finished referring to someone using multiple swear words while she insists that they don't have "good breeding".

Is it possible that she's joking?

Nope. She's being completely serious. It's really confusing and I'm not sure how she doesn't realize that she's doing the exact opposite of someone with class/good breeding/manners would do. I'm not perfect and I certainly don't live up to the ideal standard, but she seems to think that she can say that she does and everyone should believe her.

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Re: Exchanges with People that Make Your Brain Hurt
« Reply #7842 on: March 23, 2013, 08:49:23 PM »
I ran into someone like that in training program for a job - only she kept telling us that she was a "genius" and her husband was a rich lawyer.  She was smart - the licensing exam had an 85% failure rate and she did pass it on the first try.  So did I.  Which might or might mean anything....

Someone who met her husband told us that he was really a paralegal.

 ::)  That's a pet peeve of mine. I'm estranged from part of one side of my family. A relative on that side works in a law office. She might be a paralegal, but I think she's a legal secretary. She is not a lawyer. But the family always talks about how much she knows about all legal issues because "she's a lawyer." (Said in reverent tones.)

Did I mention that I am a lawyer? But apparently I don't know anything about the law compared to this relative.

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Re: Exchanges with People that Make Your Brain Hurt
« Reply #7843 on: March 23, 2013, 09:01:43 PM »
I ran into someone like that in training program for a job - only she kept telling us that she was a "genius" and her husband was a rich lawyer.  She was smart - the licensing exam had an 85% failure rate and she did pass it on the first try.  So did I.  Which might or might mean anything....

Someone who met her husband told us that he was really a paralegal.

 ::)  That's a pet peeve of mine. I'm estranged from part of one side of my family. A relative on that side works in a law office. She might be a paralegal, but I think she's a legal secretary. She is not a lawyer. But the family always talks about how much she knows about all legal issues because "she's a lawyer." (Said in reverent tones.)

Did I mention that I am a lawyer? But apparently I don't know anything about the law compared to this relative.

People get ideas in their head that you can't move with dynamite. FIL still refers mathematical questions to DH because he's "the mathematical one". The last time he did advanced maths was high school, 25 years ago. I'm a maths teacher. But DH is the mathematical one...  ::)
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Re: Exchanges with People that Make Your Brain Hurt
« Reply #7844 on: March 24, 2013, 08:03:43 AM »
I ran into someone like that in training program for a job - only she kept telling us that she was a "genius" and her husband was a rich lawyer.  She was smart - the licensing exam had an 85% failure rate and she did pass it on the first try.  So did I.  Which might or might mean anything....

Someone who met her husband told us that he was really a paralegal.

 ::)  That's a pet peeve of mine. I'm estranged from part of one side of my family. A relative on that side works in a law office. She might be a paralegal, but I think she's a legal secretary. She is not a lawyer. But the family always talks about how much she knows about all legal issues because "she's a lawyer." (Said in reverent tones.)

Did I mention that I am a lawyer? But apparently I don't know anything about the law compared to this relative.

People get ideas in their head that you can't move with dynamite. FIL still refers mathematical questions to DH because he's "the mathematical one". The last time he did advanced maths was high school, 25 years ago. I'm a maths teacher. But DH is the mathematical one...  ::)
I can't remember if I've told the story on here of my brother who tried to correct what I was saying about the law of leases because his friend had told him something different and he was a patent attorney (ie dealing with intellectual property, not land law). I had to remind him I'm a solicitor, so might be expected to know more, particularly as I was dealing with commercial property at that time. [for those not familiar, a solicitor is a qualified lawyer]


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