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Old 02-09-09, 12:12 PM
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Old 02-09-09, 12:14 PM
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Old 02-09-09, 12:39 PM
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true. But it wasn't last week and there are no pictures of it.
...and it's not their face that appears on the cereal box.
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Old 02-09-09, 02:00 PM
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Okay, boys and girls, here is your first lesson from Life 101.

When you are dealing with the world, you damn well better calibrate your actions to how things are, not how you wish them to be for your immediate convenience. Write that down; it will be on the midterm.

This should be your guiding axiom in the vast majority of instances. There are consequences for doing otherwise, and they tend not to be very pleasant.

In some instances -- damn few, but some -- "how things are" is so morally repugnant that acting in the face of them - and risking the consequences - is not only worth doing, but is both courageous and noble. Being a Freedom Rider or sitting at a lunch counter to fight segregation comes to mind as an example. So does hiding Jews in WWII-torn Europe. And if you remember, those folks knew they were facing some serious sh*t -- up to and including police-sanctioned murder -- and they went ahead anyway.

Now, can you really say with a straight face that Kellogs dumping Phelps over a bong hit even jiggles the meter on that scale? Or that Phelps honking on a hookah is some sort of noble act? Puh-leeze.

Look, I don't care if Phelps gets high every day for the next decade. I don't care if he screws goats (so long as the goat consents.) I also don't care if Corporate America decides that they don't want him representing their products because of it. He is not entitled to make a gazillion bucks off of his swimming. If he wants their money, he has to play by their rules. You don't have to like it, but that is the reality.

Okay, class dismissed. Read the chapter on "Gary Hart: The Man Who Would be President" before the next class.
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Originally Posted by bikingshearer View Post
Okay, boys and girls, here is your first lesson from Life 101.

When you are dealing with the world, you damn well better calibrate your actions to how things are, not how you wish them to be for your immediate convenience. Write that down; it will be on the midterm.

This should be your guiding axiom in the vast majority of instances. There are consequences for doing otherwise, and they tend not to be very pleasant.

In some instances -- damn few, but some -- "how things are" is so morally repugnant that acting in the face of them - and risking the consequences - is not only worth doing, but is both courageous and noble. Being a Freedom Rider or sitting at a lunch counter to fight segregation comes to mind as an example. So does hiding Jews in WWII-torn Europe. And if you remember, those folks knew they were facing some serious sh*t -- up to and including police-sanctioned murder -- and they went ahead anyway.

Now, can you really say with a straight face that Kellogs dumping Phelps over a bong hit even jiggles the meter on that scale? Or that Phelps honking on a hookah is some sort of noble act? Puh-leeze.

Look, I don't care if Phelps gets high every day for the next decade. I don't care if he screws goats (so long as the goat consents.) I also don't care if Corporate America decides that they don't want him representing their products because of it. He is not entitled to make a gazillion bucks off of his swimming. If he wants their money, he has to play by their rules. You don't have to like it, but that is the reality.

Okay, class dismissed. Read the chapter on "Gary Hart: The Man Who Would be President" before the next class.
self righteous and pedantic posts rule.
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Old 02-09-09, 02:25 PM
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I really wish he'd said; "I'm a grown adult who smoked some weed, big friggin' deal. To all the kids who look up to me, you'll probably want to get out of the house, listen to Rush and burn a J by the time you're 15, too, and it will be really fun. If you don't like it, eat a dick."
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Old 02-09-09, 02:28 PM
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For those of you who didn't see SNL this past weekend, Seth pretty much hit the nail on the head

http://www.hulu.com/watch/56636/satu...michael-phelps
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Old 02-09-09, 05:30 PM
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Originally Posted by botto View Post
self righteous and pedantic posts rule.
Golly. I've been insulted by botto. I think I'll go slit my wrists. Oh, the shame of it all.

Botto, when you can actually string three coherent sentences together to express an affirmative idea, as opposed to simply saying "wrong" or "incorrect" or some such, maybe, just maybe, your opinion will be worth more than a pinch of bat guano.

I'm not holding my breath.
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Old 02-10-09, 02:42 AM
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Originally Posted by bikingshearer View Post
Golly. I've been insulted by botto. I think I'll go slit my wrists. Oh, the shame of it all.

Botto, when you can actually string three coherent sentences together to express an affirmative idea, as opposed to simply saying "wrong" or "incorrect" or some such, maybe, just maybe, your opinion will be worth more than a pinch of bat guano.

I'm not holding my breath.
having seen your pic, i suggest you cut deep.
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