Re: Personalities

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Somehow I read this as:

One of the people at dinner last night was a two-year-old I babysat from the time he was an infant. He has wild, frizzy hair and an unkempt beard and wears hipster t-shirts over his emerging pot belly.


Posted by: Penny | Link to this comment | 11-23-07 10:53 AM
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I do not get along very well with Jammies's younger brother.


Posted by: heebie-geebie | Link to this comment | 11-23-07 10:54 AM
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a twenty-two year-old I babysat from the time he was an infant. He has wild, frizzy hair and an unkempt beard and wears hipster t-shirts over his emerging pot belly.

Correlation or ... causation?


Posted by: Gonerill | Link to this comment | 11-23-07 10:59 AM
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my cousin and his friend are camping out, or at least were, i assume they bought their shit now

the main thing thats always striking is how bad my family is at doing fun


Posted by: yoyo | Link to this comment | 11-23-07 10:59 AM
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re: 3

or? wtf is this 'or'?


Posted by: David Hume | Link to this comment | 11-23-07 11:01 AM
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You've been dating yourself lately-
1) Hott woman who's 10-15 years younger than you has crows feet.
2) See above babysitting job on resume from 20+ years ago.
Is this a cry for help?


Posted by: SP | Link to this comment | 11-23-07 11:26 AM
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I believe the woman was 10-15 years older SP.


Posted by: CJB | Link to this comment | 11-23-07 11:29 AM
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"twenty-two-year-old", ogged, unless you're reporting on the year-old person's ranking on a scale of some sort.


Posted by: ben w-lfs-n | Link to this comment | 11-23-07 11:38 AM
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Yeah, they figured I was gonna be ok when I was twenty. They were wrong.

I can defend creationism with a kinda willful irrationalism. A Nietzsche-Kierkegaard thing. A firm basis for moral judgements is more useful for us day-to-day than accepting Cretaceousism. My utterly unscientific Marxism helps me everyday.

But it's the holidays.


Posted by: bob mcmanus | Link to this comment | 11-23-07 11:43 AM
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unscsientific marxism??


Posted by: yoyo | Link to this comment | 11-23-07 11:48 AM
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10:Well, there are those who can still defend the labour theory of value over marginalism, I am reading a blog from Australia where a guy is interpreting the General Theory along those lines...but since, faced with Thoma or the Vowelless One could not so defend classical economics, I am Marxist on faith and not particularly different in method than creationists.

I am sure the rest of you have a completely developed ethics based on empiricism or evolution, but I'm pretty dumb and fake it based on bullshit most of the time.


Posted by: bob mcmanus | Link to this comment | 11-23-07 12:01 PM
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Don't mistake the above as hostile, this is just my skeptical humour, and I actually don't much give a shit. I just don't get why the reasons & justifications for belief are such a big deal. It's like the long arguments about "scientific racism" last week. You ain't gonna turn around Saletan and Sullvan and Sailer with studies about 'g" and genetics. I fail to see the point.


Posted by: bob mcmanus | Link to this comment | 11-23-07 12:08 PM
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I mean, last I checked, it was 185 comments on the Yglasias thread. Poor Saletan says he studied the literature until his head soun, and sorrowfully came t the tentative conclusion the black folks are really dumb Nobody believes Saletan, he is just a racist asshole, but 10 bloggers and 500 commenters argue the meaning of "race" and the meaning of "intelligence" and the literature as if the accumulated evidence will turn Saletan around. Now the anger and passion and number of his opponents might get Saletan to change...

Anyway, I just don't get this "reason" thing. Somebody needs to explain it to me.And I am just trolling, but if you pay attention, I have little choice but to troll.


Posted by: bob mcmanus | Link to this comment | 11-23-07 12:33 PM
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I think it's awesome that you had Tgiving dinner with someone you used to babysit, Ogged.


Posted by: bitchphd | Link to this comment | 11-23-07 12:57 PM
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I am sure the rest of you have a completely developed ethics based on empiricism or evolution

Yup.


Posted by: Sifu Tweety | Link to this comment | 11-23-07 1:02 PM
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Your mom has but little choice to troll.

Actually, this is true in my own family: my mom has trolled about 2/3rds of the family dinners I've attended over the last 10 years. Alternately, one could say that all my Mom's little choices have turned out to be trolls.

Anyway, I've always thought it would've been cooler if the hyper-masculine pseudo-aggressive quote which got appropriated by this administration after 9/11 had been, "Let's troll."


Posted by: arthegall | Link to this comment | 11-23-07 1:19 PM
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As I recall, the only three GOP candidates who said they didn't accept evolution were Huckabee, Brownback, and Tancredo.


Posted by: Neil the Ethical Werewolf | Link to this comment | 11-23-07 2:23 PM
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As dinner wound down, he began coordinating with his friends to camp out at the various big box electronics stores at 4am, so that they could buy the most popular sale items and sell them at a profit on eBay.
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"We were worried for a while in high school, but it seems like he's ok now."

Arbitrage is the new larceny.


Posted by: Lambent Cactus | Link to this comment | 11-23-07 2:24 PM
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The old larceny, too.


Posted by: TJ | Link to this comment | 11-23-07 2:47 PM
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A girl I used to babysit caught my bouquet at my wedding. But she wasn't at Thanksgiving, or she could have eaten some of the damned pumpkin stuff.


Posted by: Cala | Link to this comment | 11-23-07 2:51 PM
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Say what you will about arbitrage, at least it keeps things moving.


Posted by: arthegall | Link to this comment | 11-23-07 3:11 PM
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Arbitrage: it's like a prune.


Posted by: redfoxtailshrub | Link to this comment | 11-23-07 3:13 PM
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Your CPI is inflated. You need more fiber.


Posted by: Lambent Cactus | Link to this comment | 11-23-07 3:17 PM
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The woman who used to babysit me came all the way to my wedding in Omaha. Most of my "awww" friendships are with people a lot older than I am, rather than a lot younger.


Posted by: bitchphd | Link to this comment | 11-23-07 3:26 PM
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B, your wedding was in Omaha? I love Omaha.


Posted by: FL | Link to this comment | 11-23-07 3:49 PM
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She had multiple weddings, one of which was in Omaha.


Posted by: ben w-lfs-n | Link to this comment | 11-23-07 3:52 PM
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I had one wedding, not being one of those people. And yes, it was in Omaha.


Posted by: bitchphd | Link to this comment | 11-23-07 4:22 PM
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My great great grandfather founded what was probably the first brewery in Omaha back in pioneer days some time before Budweiser. The family's been going downhill ever since.


Posted by: John Emerson | Link to this comment | 11-23-07 4:28 PM
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Much like Omaha itself.


Posted by: bitchphd | Link to this comment | 11-23-07 4:30 PM
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So, why Omaha? Does Mr. B's family live around there? Are you just a fan of Omaha?


Posted by: rob helpy-chalk | Link to this comment | 11-23-07 4:39 PM
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I'm sure that your wedding was the high point of Omaha history, B. Certainly people are still talking about it.


Posted by: John Emerson | Link to this comment | 11-23-07 4:41 PM
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I met an amazingly gay waiter in Omaha. Imagine my surprise when I learned that "cornhusker" wasn't really an agricultural term at all.


Posted by: FL | Link to this comment | 11-23-07 5:12 PM
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So did he husk your corn, or you his?


Posted by: teofilo | Link to this comment | 11-23-07 5:22 PM
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They took turns languorously drawing out the silk.


Posted by: ben w-lfs-n | Link to this comment | 11-23-07 5:26 PM
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Or they vigorously shucked each other.


Posted by: TJ | Link to this comment | 11-23-07 5:31 PM
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i have a completely developed ethical system that rests quit explicitily on the value of bullshit and other similar moves.


Posted by: yoyo | Link to this comment | 11-23-07 5:36 PM
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Just watched:Land of the Blind...with Donald Sutherland and Ralph Fiennes, first movie of ex-CIA agent Robert Edwards as writer/director

"On a side note, I had the good opportunity to see this film in London at the Human Rights Watch Festival, and the sold out crowd went absolutely nuts for the picture. This film should do great as long the distributor realizes what kind of a gem they have." ....IMDB review

"Might it symbolize the herd of clich├ęs stampeding through this dramatically inert film, which shamelessly borrows ideas from Orwell's "1984," then tramples them into the dust? Absolute power corrupts absolutely; fascism and Communism are two sides of the same coin; yada yada yada." ...NY Times

Any movie that can make you laugh at 1984...well. I will let those who decide to watch it decide what's going on. Much better than V for Vendetta. Your source for weird little indies here.


Posted by: bob mcmanus | Link to this comment | 11-24-07 12:11 AM
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He has wild, frizzy hair and an unkempt beard and wears hipster t-shirts over his emerging pot belly.

I thought you met w-lfs-n on the blog, but now it turns out you had a prior relationship.


Posted by: spaz | Link to this comment | 11-24-07 10:45 AM
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You've been dating yourself lately-

New to the blog? Ogged's been dating himself for far too long. Hence the tivo jokes.


Posted by: spaz | Link to this comment | 11-24-07 10:45 AM
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37: I second LOTB as worth watching. Here's a screencap.


Posted by: shpx.ohfu | Link to this comment | 11-25-07 2:59 PM
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