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Re: Just Saying -- the soapbox thread
« Reply #570 on: August 04, 2019, 03:26:30 PM »
Sorry guys that was a little heavy. Think my friend is all right. Crazy situation though.

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Re: Just Saying -- the soapbox thread
« Reply #571 on: August 04, 2019, 06:21:21 PM »
Hope you're friend is ok, Matmosphere.
Horrible stuff.

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Re: Just Saying -- the soapbox thread
« Reply #572 on: August 10, 2019, 08:10:30 PM »
http://www.bbc.com/travel/story/20190804-why-the-french-love-to-say-no

This article reminded me of something I've observed...

Some people genuinely, no kidding, actually ENJOY arguing. They will start an argument over whether the sky is blue or pink polka dots, for the sheer joy of it. One lady at work used to start arguments with another particular person, every day, just to pass the time while doing manual labour.

Personally, I find arguments draining and annoying, just another hoop to jump through like a trained dog before something will happen.
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Re: Just Saying -- the soapbox thread
« Reply #573 on: August 11, 2019, 05:18:10 AM »
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Some people genuinely, no kidding, actually ENJOY arguing
I've got a friend who thinks he good at it, or enjoys it, or whatever, but just saying "No, it's not/isn't" doesn't constitute an argument.

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Re: Just Saying -- the soapbox thread
« Reply #574 on: August 11, 2019, 06:22:26 AM »
Nobody really enjoys arguing...


😜 just kidding

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« Reply #575 on: August 11, 2019, 10:51:10 AM »
I can admit that I will troll about something I completely disagree with (usually political) and eventually get bored because there's no possibility of acceptance of new information for them ... but I have to be really really bored to even get started.
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« Reply #576 on: August 11, 2019, 02:38:06 PM »
I could be arguing in my spare time.
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« Reply #577 on: August 11, 2019, 06:33:48 PM »
<a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xpAvcGcEc0k" target="_blank">http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xpAvcGcEc0k</a>

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Re: Just Saying -- the soapbox thread
« Reply #578 on: August 15, 2019, 06:28:34 PM »
My wife was shopping for medicine for our 7 y.o. daughter who is sick.  She buys chewable Tylenol, which is great.

While in the store, she spots what she thinks would be a good solution to getting our 4 y.o. son to take medicine when he gets sick.  He has a habit of refusing medicine, regardless of what sugary flavor it has.  So, she buys this, which made me laugh out loud:
 
Why the package has more than one dose, I have no idea.  The rest are for deterrence, maybe.  But, yes, that is an ear-to-ear smile on the cartoon child on the box.

(Yes, I can certainly imagine circumstances where kids could be physically incapable of taking medicine orally, in which case this product would be very valuable. I'm absolutely not suggesting those scenarios would be worthy of laughter.)
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Re: Just Saying -- the soapbox thread
« Reply #579 on: August 15, 2019, 06:37:18 PM »
Tough Love, eh?

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Re: Just Saying -- the soapbox thread
« Reply #580 on: August 15, 2019, 08:07:32 PM »
Antidote for a pain in the ass?

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« Reply #581 on: August 16, 2019, 12:54:32 AM »
Ah, the joys of having to take medicine as a kid. I remember fleeing into a toilet stall in a French rest stop to avoid having to swallow the road sickness pill I had to take. Nasty taste if memory serves me right. Kids have it easy today, in the 70's they didn't do pills for kids with sugary tastes. Well, at least where I lived.

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« Reply #582 on: August 16, 2019, 03:27:58 PM »
Oh. No.
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Re: Just Saying -- the soapbox thread
« Reply #583 on: August 24, 2019, 07:43:56 PM »
Wouldn't mind seeing Mick Gordon work with Meshuggah, or even just Tomas Haake.
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Re: Just Saying -- the soapbox thread
« Reply #584 on: August 25, 2019, 05:24:23 AM »
Quote from: Alfred Hitchcock
If you've designed a picture correctly, the Japanese audience should scream at the same time as the Indian audience.
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