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Yeah, stop it! 8 25.00%
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Old 12-29-05, 07:39 AM   #1
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There are too many polls!

Stop it!
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Old 12-29-05, 07:41 AM   #2
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Cowbell!
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Egad...cowbell.
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Considering that Life is not as Black or White as your two answer poll seems to indicate, I cannot in good conscience lend my support for or against it's reliability in securing a definitive direction of intent among the membership. Had you offered more choices to signify the diversity that exists in all cultures, I might be talked into providing an opinion.

That said, I have no opinion.
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Old 12-29-05, 08:11 AM   #5
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I love polls!

I have the Scouts lash them together and make things...oh...wait a minute...
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Old 12-29-05, 08:14 AM   #6
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Too many polls, we need more Italians!
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Old 12-29-05, 08:21 AM   #7
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Why don't you start a poll to see how many is reasonable
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There is only one clear solution. We should poll Poles on poles about the number of polls we should have and whether they should have poles in them. But before we do that, lets poll some poles about the Poles on poles poll position to determine a pole position from which to poll the position of the Poles position.

After all, they are on poles.
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We need some women on the polls.
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First, the pole is needed.
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Forget the pole, just the women will do just fine.
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How many of you are Poles? Actually i've never even been to Poland, although i had a shop teacher in high school that used to call us all Pollocks!
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That would probably be Polacks, which is the equivalent of calling Chinese people Chinkys or any number of national epithets.
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<--- Raises hand. Amongst other nationalities.

German, Dutch, Welsh and Lenape as well. American since the Revolutionary War
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Anyone have a good Polack joke?
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There used to be and probably still is an eatery in B-more called Pollock Johnny's. A "Pollock all the way" is masticating heaven. My mouth is watering just thinking about them.

Not really on topic, but being fresh off the word association thread and all. And what with ll the talk about poles and such, well, I associated with one of my baser instincts.
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That would probably be Polacks, which is the equivalent of calling Chinese people Chinkys or any number of national epithets.
No I think he was comparing us to the painter. (you know....Jackson Pollock)
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No I think he was comparing us to the painter. (you know....Jackson Pollock)
If you danced like that back then, I can see why he would make the comparison.
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WHERE THE @#$(*(# IS THAT COWBELL REFERENCE FROM???

I keep hearing it but I've no idea what the original joke was. I feel so left out of modern culture.
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WHERE THE @#$(*(# IS THAT COWBELL REFERENCE FROM???

I keep hearing it but I've no idea what the original joke was. I feel so left out of modern culture.

http://www.geekspeakweekly.com/cowbell/

Check out the link on the left side of the page... under Christopher Walken's picture. All will be made clear.
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That would probably be Polacks, which is the equivalent of calling Chinese people Chinkys or any number of national epithets.
Isn't it funny how standards work... certain words, like those 2 above, are acceptable for most people but using the same racial slang for a certain "other" group is considered unacceptable?
Kinda like calling black people [Censored]s.
Like, "Check out those [Censored]s standing at the street corner."
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In this day and age, "Jap" is racially insensitive.

Kind of like calling you a "Texican".
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Isn't it funny how standards work... certain words, like those 2 above, are acceptable for most people but using the same racial slang for a certain "other" group is considered unacceptable?
Kinda like calling black people [Censored]s.
Like, "Check out those [Censored]s standing at the street corner."

I think a lot of it has to do with the perceptions of the person/s on the recieving end. Personally, I enjoy a good joke, be it Italian, black, mexican or pollack or NOTA. Also, the delivery of the person issuing the utterance has a lot to do with it as well.
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Isn't it funny how standards work... certain words, like those 2 above, are acceptable for most people but using the same racial slang for a certain "other" group is considered unacceptable?
Kinda like calling black people [Censored]s.
Like, "Check out those [Censored]s standing at the street corner."
I wouldn't say that they are acceptable, even in today's occasionally unenlightened society, however there is acceptance of referencing them rather than directing them. However I do appreciate the double standard at play here.

I did consider using [Censored] but there were two reasons why I didn't. Chinky is a more direct corrolory, being about people from a specific nation rather than an entire race. Also, I would have been lynched from the closest lampost if I had so uncautiously used the term [Censored]. In essence [Censored] carries far more weight than Chinky ever could, primarily for reasons of history and I suspect it will be a long time before it is no longer the word that non-black people should not even be allowed to think. And yes, I know and acept that my usage of the term Chinky may well be unacceptable to some.

IMHO we should be free to use racial and social epithets in terms of reference in order that we can promote the open and productive discussion that would lead to a decline in the ignorance that has spawned such terms. However, that is a discussion for the P&R, should the moderators ever be brave enough to let it take place.
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Anyone have a good Polack joke?
How do you sink a Polish battleship?


















Put it in water.
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