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Old November 25 2012, 06:29 AM   #106
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That line about if you're not a liberal at 20, you have no heart, and if you're not a conservative at 30, you have no brain.

Mostly because I only hear it from smug Fox News viewers.

I loathe with a perfect passion the saying "God made Adam and Eve, not Adam and Steve". For similar reasons I dislike "They call it global warming, but it's God's Warning".

Oh, and people's obsession with slapping -gate onto everything remotely controversial makes me slightly murderous.
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Old November 25 2012, 06:33 AM   #107
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Rhubarbodendron wrote: View Post
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how about holding me? *battes eyelashes at teacake*
I dunno, is this foreshadowing?
Naah, just a moderate flirt.
Dammit! *chloroforms Rhubarbodendron who is then put into a FedEx box and sent to Bora Bora*

So teacake...how you doin'?

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That line about if you're not a liberal at 20, you have no heart, and if you're not a conservative at 30, you have no brain.

Mostly because I only hear it from smug Fox News viewers.
To be fair (assuming anyone cares about being fair to Fox), they didn't invent it. That phrase has been around since the 19th century at least.

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Oh, and people's obsession with slapping -gate onto everything remotely controversial makes me slightly murderous.
Now THAT I can agree with.
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Old November 25 2012, 06:39 AM   #108
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I hate the "War On---." FFS, people! Someone disagreeing with your or even just not being bug-eyed-obsessed with a thing the same way you are doesn't mean they've declared "war." Stop saying it; it's childish.
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Old November 25 2012, 06:53 AM   #109
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Oh, and people's obsession with slapping -gate onto everything remotely controversial makes me slightly murderous.
Now THAT I can agree with.
But.. but.. I've been strategically planning teacakegate for a year now!
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Old November 25 2012, 06:54 AM   #110
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Mr. Laser Beam wrote: View Post
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I dunno, is this foreshadowing?
Naah, just a moderate flirt.
Dammit! *chloroforms Rhubarbodendron who is then put into a FedEx box and sent to Bora Bora*

So teacake...how you doin'?
I'm good sweetie but you fail my Lady Gaga test.
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Old November 25 2012, 07:01 AM   #111
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But.. but.. I've been strategically planning teacakegate for a year now!
Does it involve your breakfast cereal? Because then it might be teacakecornflakegate.
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Old November 25 2012, 07:02 AM   #112
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But.. but.. I've been strategically planning teacakegate for a year now!
Does it involve your breakfast cereal? Because then it might be teacakecornflakegate.
That does come with added assonance which can only be a good thing..
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Old November 25 2012, 07:04 AM   #113
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^ I hope I didn't make you angry with that last sentence. Or in other words, causing teacakecornflakegatehate.

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I'm good sweetie but you fail my Lady Gaga test.
Not sure exactly what that means, but thank you for the compliment.
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Old November 25 2012, 07:07 AM   #114
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^ I hope I didn't make you angry with that last sentence. Or in other words, causing teacakecornflakegatehate.
But that's MORE assonance!

It's glorious.

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I'm good sweetie but you fail my Lady Gaga test.
Not sure exactly what that means, but thank you for the compliment.
I like an optimist.
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Old November 25 2012, 01:37 PM   #115
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"When you want something, all the universe conspires in helping you to achieve it."

No, it does not. I do believe that having an optimistic attitude somehow helps but the universe does not conspire in helping you! You have to work hard and do your share.
Kind of like 'God only helps those who help themselves'.
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Old November 25 2012, 05:47 PM   #116
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Dammit! *chloroforms Rhubarbodendron who is then put into a FedEx box and sent to Bora Bora*
thank you! Being a big fan of Methos (from the Highlander series), who is reported to hide there when he needs a time out, I've always wanted to go there but lacked the money.

I agree, Nick, those two sayings are not exactly realistic (particularly from teh point of view of an atheist).
We Germans are more pessimistic when we say "of friends in an emergency, 1000 weigh an ounce" [Freunde in der Not gehn tausend auf ein Lot] (meaning that if you need them, the vast majority of people you thought of as friends will turn you down).
Still, I was lucky enough to prove this proverb wrong in the past.
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Old November 25 2012, 06:30 PM   #117
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"... NOT!"

Ugh. I cringe when someone says that...
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Old November 25 2012, 06:59 PM   #118
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^Does anyone actually say that anymore?
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Old November 25 2012, 07:03 PM   #119
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Sadly, yes...
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Old November 25 2012, 07:04 PM   #120
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"BECAUSE I SAID SO, THAT'S WHY!"

Anyone who has ever dealt with kids has probably said this at some point, or at least heard it when they were kids. I try very hard not to say it to my nieces and nephew because it's a total BS line.
Just preparing them for the military, that's all.
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