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I'm sure there are many.  Let's hear it.  Just give one reason for each.  I'll list them here.  It doesn't have to be someone incredibly famous.  Any celebrity counts.

I'll start us off.  I hate Frank Caliendo.  Why?  He's just not funny.  The imitations are accurate, but the jokes are weak.

Capybara hates:

Frank Caliendo
Jessica Simpson
Paris Hilton
Carlos Mencia

Everyone else hates:

Jessica Simpson
Perez Hilton
Paris Hilton
Cast of SatC
Jerry Seinfeld
Carlos Mencia
Tina Tequila

Alright.  I realize this thread is probably going to turn into either a litany of mistaken assumptions or a trollfest, but I'm going to start it anyway.

Today, 50+ people were killed in the Indian city of Jaipur by several bombings which occurred in proximity to each other.  Nobody's claimed responsibility, as is the norm when it comes to terrorism in India.  For that matter, even internationally, responsibility is usually contested by a number of groups, leaving the victims unsatisfied and the message uncertain.

I'm not condoning terrorism here in any form.  The pros and cons of such tactics for "valid" causes can be discussed elsewhere.  I don't want mentions of Che et al.

Rather, I'm curious about the function of a terrorist act if nobody claims responsibility.  Is it simply a matter of vengeance?  How would this avenge anything?  How can innocent victims suffice?  If your target doesn't know who did it and why it was done, what purpose does it serve other than indulging in thrill killing? 

On the flipside, if responsibility IS claimed and it is simply the target government (terrorism is almost always necessarily macropolitical) hushing things, what is the purpose of staying silent?  Does it suffice not to give recognition to groups that may simply be seeking attention, or are the victims and their families further damaged by such a move?

General Off-Topic Board / Rockets vs. Jazz -- Game 6
« on: May 02, 2008, 08:47:10 PM »
Anybody watching this right now?!

 :o :o :o :o :o :o :o :o

No matter how strongly I support that team.

This counts even if I really don't care about either team but only picked one for the sake of picking one.

Anyone else?

General Off-Topic Board / NHL Playoffs
« on: April 27, 2008, 06:12:29 PM »
Calling all fans!  Who's with me?

General Off-Topic Board / Go Suns!
« on: April 27, 2008, 03:34:05 PM »
Yeah, I hate the Spurs THAT much.

Still can't believe the Suns blew that first game.  I honestly think this series is going to go at least 6 games now.  Suns fixed every problem they needed to fix tonight, although I'm not sure if Bell and Diaw can bring it again like that.  Hope so, though -- I want to see Parker freak out.  @#!* you, Parker.

General Off-Topic Board / Wow.
« on: February 12, 2008, 12:18:51 PM »
I don't generally get into the whole Bush-bashing thing, and I'm usually pretty silent on politics in general.  But this is just... wow.

(posted yesterday)

General Off-Topic Board / ITT we quote lyrics we just listened to.
« on: January 09, 2008, 07:23:19 PM »
I told them all, all them little gangsters?  Who you think helped mold them all?
Now you wanna run around talking about guns like I ain't got none.  What, you think I sold them all?

sitting on the doorstep with nothing to do.


Entertain away.  I'll tell you if it's working or not.

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