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General Off-Topic Board / Re: Conservative Hypocrisy
« on: December 16, 2004, 04:44:33 PM »
Yeah, that's right.  Fartknockers.  Glad you appreciated it.

ZAP

:o

that's all I got

...fartknockers...

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does this look infected to you?

Nasty!  Minus 1 whole cool point.

ZAP

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General Off-Topic Board / Re: Conservative Hypocrisy
« on: December 16, 2004, 04:39:03 PM »
perhaps they do line up, though the reason they line up could be due to what i have referred to, unquestioning acceptance.  

ignore hitler then.  my point still remains: people that don't question their assumptions are dangerous.  

More dangerous are people that lull people into thinking "outside the box" and "enlightening them" into a new set of unquestioned assumptions.  I'd say that you're probably arguing all this from a somewhat liberal point of view, trying to imply that people who vote conservative are mostly unquestioning fartknockers.  I don't think this is any more true of conservatives than it is of liberals.

In response to what you said in the first paragraph above: Could be due to, but need not be, and I think you'd be hard pressed to prove it is in a majority of cases.  Furthermore, I know very few people who have never reached a point in their lives where they question everything around them.  They are the exception rather than the rule.  Just because they ultimately may settle on comfortable explanations that satifsy their inquiries doesn't mean they don't question things to get to that point.  But with all due respect, if you haven't made up your mind as to what you believe by your mid-30s or so, there's something wrong with you.  I'm not saying that you shouldn't be open to change at all after that point, just that if you are to have any identity at all you need to eventually come to a set of ideas about the world around you that aren't continually in flux.

ZAP

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Who is your favorite homestarrunner.com character?

Doesn't everyone have to say Strong Bad by default?  But digging beyond the obvious (and I'm going to take Homestar out of the running too, because I think we're talking about best supporting character, and the whole site revolves around the two of them)...

I really like Coach Z, Bubs, and Strong Sad.  I've probably got to give the ultimate edge to Bubs, though.  He's underappreciated.

ZAP

I'm a fan of The Cheat myself (Strong Sad may be a close second), but when I think underappreciated, I think of the Poopsmith and the King of Town.

The Poopsmith is underappreciated because his job sucks.  Clearly.

The King of Town is awesome.  My friend can do a perfect "Doo hoo hoo, doo hoo hoo" King of Town impersonation.  Yet, as much as I love the King of Town, deep inside I know that he's no Bubs.

As for the Cheat, he's obviously cool, but I think he's somewhat overrated.  I got him when I took the homestarrunner personality quiz, so maybe I shouldn't say that.  I'm just glad he's not dead.

ZAP

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does santa claus sleep with his beard inside or outside of the covers?

Clearly outside.  This is one of the coolest questions in awhile.  +2.4 cool points.

ZAP

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General Off-Topic Board / Re: Conservative Hypocrisy
« on: December 16, 2004, 04:25:10 PM »
voting according to faith is different than voting according to what your church leader tells you to vote.  hitler duped a lot of people into agreeing with him simply because he told them.  the great neuremberg defense.  while this is an extreme example, it's relevant in that people unquestioningly going through the motions are a danger to themselves and to others. 

Maybe your faith lines up with how your church leader says to vote though.  Is that such a farfetched scenario? 

By the way, you lost this discussion the moment you mentioned Hitler.  I'm invoking the Hitler rule.

ZAP

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Law School Applications / Re: What Really Does That Mean?
« on: December 16, 2004, 04:23:06 PM »
STFU you're asking a retarded question that you should know the answer to.

Get off this site, I am tired of you.

HTH

Belligerent much?

ZAP

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Law School Applications / Re: DOWNY is thankful
« on: December 16, 2004, 04:18:50 PM »
I don't know who norman vincent peale is, but he sounds like a feminine hygiene product.

HTH

He wrote the Power of Positive Thinking, HTH

BTW, DOWNY, I seem to recall you wondering if I could even get into Cooley in another thread.  It should frighten you to no end to know that it is now a realistic possibility that I could be joining you at University of Minnesota with money.

ZAP

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General Off-Topic Board / Re: Conservative Hypocrisy
« on: December 16, 2004, 04:16:05 PM »
i guess we will have to agree to disagree, because i think my premise is true.  it's also not some doctrine that i've found lying around in a book somewhere that i latched onto.  of maybe i did... in how to be an elitist prick.  i've come to this conclusions after countless interactions with people that i know (my own family for one).  i didn't say no one questions their political ideologies.  that was one example, though i have found it to be a great example since i think it's very true for the most part.  consider this: i'm currently in kentucky.  during the last election, churches were telling people who to vote for on one issue.  many of these people were interviewed on tv.  they had no f-ing idea what the assemblage of issues were that candidates supported.  rather, they had their blinders on and saw things in 2 dimensions (in relation to the election). 

this may denote a lack of respect for other people's opinions.  i'm not a relativist, so i have no problem admitting that i think some opinions are better than others.  however, it does not denote a lack of respect for people in general.  as i said, it's not an intrinsic part of their/our being, it's simply a matter of choice. 


Agree to disagree it is.

I have no disrespect for those who choose to vote in accordance with their faith.

ZAP

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Who is your favorite homestarrunner.com character?

Doesn't everyone have to say Strong Bad by default?  But digging beyond the obvious (and I'm going to take Homestar out of the running too, because I think we're talking about best supporting character, and the whole site revolves around the two of them)...

I really like Coach Z, Bubs, and Strong Sad.  I've probably got to give the ultimate edge to Bubs, though.  He's underappreciated.

ZAP

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