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Old June 4 2013, 05:10 AM   #183
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Re: Have cultural standards gotten lower?

HaventGotALife wrote: View Post
And yet most of the things you find on youtube is not original content. If it's a song, it's a cover.
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HaventGotALife wrote: View Post
I deserve this one. What I meant to say was nothing original. And look. The Wizard of Oz. Star Trek. GI Joe. Fast and the Furious. The Great Gatsby. The landscape is littered with characters that don't need to become part of our culture. They are already established and beloved.
But again that's nothing new. Those characters are all less than 120 years old - how many time have we seen Scheherazade, Odysseus, or Robin Hood and Marian?

HaventGotALife wrote: View Post
There was a player, Roy Hibbert, that came out and said "no homo" at a press conference. No one stepped up and called him out. No one. Jason Collins is the first gay athlete in professional sports to come out.
Um, did you miss where Hibbert was fined $75K and apologized profusely (and apparently sincerely) within 24 hours of those remarks? Also, Jason Collins is the first active athlete in the "Big Four" of American sports to come out - a huge step, but not actually the first pro sportsperson to come out.
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