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    Very superstitious...

    Right, we know it's all meaningless BS cooked up in the dark ages before we got the whole concept of "random" and "coincidence" (as much as we get it now, anyway!) but--Is there anything you're superstitious about?

    I couldn't care less about a black cat crossing my path, or walking under a ladder, or opening an umbrella inside. Sometimes I try not to step on cracks, but that's more of a weird obsessive thing than a superstition.

    I won't jinx myself though. Let other people say, out loud, as if teh gods aren't listening, "I've never been beat up in my life!" Let them say, "I've never been in a car accident!" Leave it for others braver than I am to announce how no one's ever cheated on them. Not me, no way.

    And yeah, I know there's a counter-superstition, but I don't trust that knocking-on-wood business.
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    If I had any superstitions I probably wouldn't have a black cat that was born on Halloween.

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    Heh. The Spawn of Satan. He's actually a cute, though rambunctious kitty.

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    i was born on friday the 13th
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    Your exact opposite is the Televangelist.

    Other personalities you would probably get along with are the Capitalist Pig, the Smartass, and the Sociopath.

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    Never say never. I know some one that said," I never had a car accident." Two weeks later a deer hit her car and did some real damage.

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    Writing's on the wall?

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    After I won a collegiate bike race, I tried to have the same teammate pin my number on for future races.
    The rider in my avatar is David Etxebarria, not me.

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    You talkin' to me?


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    Quote Originally Posted by Devil_Woman
    Never say never. I know some one that said," I never had a car accident." Two weeks later a deer hit her car and did some real damage.
    Yep, and I bet most people who've never had a car accident say that once in a while. If most say it at some point, then most who actually do have an accident will likely have said that in the past. Since it's someone you know, you're a likely candidate for that person to have said it to.

    It's all very simple. Our minds seek out co-incidences to make sense of it all, and that leads us to draw unfounded conclusions where there is only chaos (I prefer "chaos" over "random" as I'm a determinist).

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tude
    You talkin' to me?

    A devilish gal with a 'Tude should display it this way!

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    Quote Originally Posted by CdCf
    Yep, and I bet most people who've never had a car accident say that once in a while. If most say it at some point, then most who actually do have an accident will likely have said that in the past. Since it's someone you know, you're a likely candidate for that person to have said it to.

    It's all very simple. Our minds seek out co-incidences to make sense of it all, and that leads us to draw unfounded conclusions where there is only chaos (I prefer "chaos" over "random" as I'm a determinist).
    I know! That's why I find it so ridiculous that I still. can't. say. it.
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    This advice is the reason I'm masquerading as an athletic person.

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    Bleh. Calling all realists to come out of the woodwork.
    Mes compaingnons cui j'amoie et cui j'aim,... Me di, chanson.

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    When I was living in FL, I was at a party one night, and had a little too much to drink.

    I accidentally bumped into a framed glass mirror hanging on the wall, and it came crashing to the floor...

    Everybody started cheering and chanting "7 YEARS OF GOOD LUCK! 7 YEARS OF GOOD LUCK!"

    The FRAME busted into many pieces, but the mirror itself was intact!

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    I think Stevie said it best:
    Very superstitious, writing's on the wall
    Very superstitious, ladders bout' to fall
    Thirteen month old baby, broke the lookin' glass
    Seven years of bad luck, the good things in your past

    When you believe in things that you don't understand
    Then you suffer
    Superstition ain't the way

    Very superstitious, wash your face and hands
    Rid me of the problem, do all that you can
    Keep me in a daydream, keep me goin' strong
    You don't wanna save me, sad is my song

    When you believe in things that you don't understand
    Then you suffer
    Superstition ain't the way, yeh, yeh

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    I never had the Dallas cheerleaders randomly come over to party all night.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Air
    I never had the Dallas cheerleaders randomly come over to party all night.
    reminds me of that episode of Family guy
    Life is about hanging onto what you think is important and finding out what really is important.
    "Stop Ruining my joke!", "No, a joke implies humor attached at no additional cost"
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    Quote Originally Posted by HigherGround
    After I won a collegiate bike race, I tried to have the same teammate pin my number on for future races.
    I think such actions are not superstitious but more of an attempt to remind onself of your wining attitude with a trigger. The concious memory is not easy to recall but the unconcious mind will pull it up unbidden via the trigger. Same works for bad luck triggers unfortunately!
    Such triggers are not bad in and of themselves but please wash those lucky socks!!!

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    Cool, I get to be the third person to give a nod to Stevie.. that's gotta be like a good omen or something.


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    what a ****en dope video.

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