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PostPosted: Fri Oct 09, 2020 7:18 pm    Post subject:

The Fonz wasn't as cool as I thought. He was a 30-year old hanging out with 20-somethings.
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Baron Von Humongous wrote:
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We should've rebuilt the twin towers.



I agree, it would have been defiant. Though the memorial is nice, it feels like acquiescence to defeat.


That site is now a American's greatest symbol of commerce and unfettered capitalism run amok: a mall. Basically nothing more American, imo.

Honestly, Cut, I don't know if you've been there or not, but it's a gorgeous memorial and I cried when I visited.


I went to the area but honestly I'm embarrassed to say I didn't to the actual memorial part. I've only been to NYC for work and never quite had the time. I'm sure you're right. I couldn't help but notice the mall in the area though.

As a former finance bro, I can attest that most of the Financial District absolutely sucks outside of Delmonico's. But the memorial is worth visiting next time work takes you to the Big Apple.


You have been demystified.

Not true, because I was never a finance bro. But Delmonico's is great.


Please, you lived at Dorsia's.
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PostPosted: Fri Oct 09, 2020 8:57 pm    Post subject:

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As a former finance bro, do you think there is any merit behind the reasoning of some Middle Easterners hating US capitalism. I'm not informed enough to have an opinion either way. And IN NO CIRCUMSTANCE would I excuse the actions on 9/11. Murder is never the answer.

But has US capitalism specifically hurt and killed Middle Easterners in a tangible way where someone living in that area of the globe would think it was justified in an eye for an eye way? I'm focusing on US capitalism, not US foreign policy. I'm familiar with that.

I mean, Osama was the scion of a billionaire.

It was a theocratic/geostrategic conflict between elites, not some subaltern proletariat overthrow of capitalism.


So is that a no? There isn't a logical reason for Middle Easterners to want to retaliate against US capitalism specifically? I mean if they just attacked the Pentagon I wouldn't even be asking this question.
Maybe they attacked the Towers because they were tall symbolic buildings? Not because of what work Americans did within those buildings (or workers like them)?
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PostPosted: Fri Oct 09, 2020 9:13 pm    Post subject:

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As a former finance bro, do you think there is any merit behind the reasoning of some Middle Easterners hating US capitalism. I'm not informed enough to have an opinion either way. And IN NO CIRCUMSTANCE would I excuse the actions on 9/11. Murder is never the answer.

But has US capitalism specifically hurt and killed Middle Easterners in a tangible way where someone living in that area of the globe would think it was justified in an eye for an eye way? I'm focusing on US capitalism, not US foreign policy. I'm familiar with that.

I mean, Osama was the scion of a billionaire.

It was a theocratic/geostrategic conflict between elites, not some subaltern proletariat overthrow of capitalism.


So is that a no? There isn't a logical reason for Middle Easterners to want to retaliate against US capitalism specifically? I mean if they just attacked the Pentagon I wouldn't even be asking this question.
Maybe they attacked the Towers because they were tall symbolic buildings? Not because of what work Americans did within those buildings (or workers like them)?

You think the Taliban were socialists?
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PostPosted: Fri Oct 09, 2020 9:22 pm    Post subject:

It’s not capitalism that the Arab world has a beef with, its neocolonialism.
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PostPosted: Fri Oct 09, 2020 9:24 pm    Post subject:

Baron Von Humongous wrote:
kikanga wrote:
Baron Von Humongous wrote:
kikanga wrote:
As a former finance bro, do you think there is any merit behind the reasoning of some Middle Easterners hating US capitalism. I'm not informed enough to have an opinion either way. And IN NO CIRCUMSTANCE would I excuse the actions on 9/11. Murder is never the answer.

But has US capitalism specifically hurt and killed Middle Easterners in a tangible way where someone living in that area of the globe would think it was justified in an eye for an eye way? I'm focusing on US capitalism, not US foreign policy. I'm familiar with that.

I mean, Osama was the scion of a billionaire.

It was a theocratic/geostrategic conflict between elites, not some subaltern proletariat overthrow of capitalism.


So is that a no? There isn't a logical reason for Middle Easterners to want to retaliate against US capitalism specifically? I mean if they just attacked the Pentagon I wouldn't even be asking this question.
Maybe they attacked the Towers because they were tall symbolic buildings? Not because of what work Americans did within those buildings (or workers like them)?

You think the Taliban were socialists?


No. My questions weren't rhetorical. They were genuine.
I think your response answered my question though.
They attacked the towers because they were there and they could hit them and they were in America. It wasn't a statement against US capitalism. It was a statement against the US in general.
If I'm mischaracterizing your thoughts please correct me.

Your original answer (specifically the bolded) was a little tough to understand. So I asked more questions to clarify.
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PostPosted: Sat Oct 10, 2020 7:41 am    Post subject:

FernieBee wrote:
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Big, fancy words are good and people should use them whenever they feel like. It's also good and fun to look up unfamiliar words.


So, you accede to verbosity?!



Grandiloquence.
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PostPosted: Sat Oct 10, 2020 9:03 am    Post subject:

Baron Von Humongous wrote:
Omar Little wrote:
FernieBee wrote:
Baron Von Humongous wrote:
Big, fancy words are good and people should use them whenever they feel like. It's also good and fun to look up unfamiliar words.


So, you accede to verbosity?!



Indubitably, and he’s not pusillanimous about it.

I am the very delineation of equanimity.
you mean supercilious obstreperousness.
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PostPosted: Sat Oct 10, 2020 4:32 pm    Post subject:

Baron Von Humongous wrote:
Cutheon wrote:
Baron Von Humongous wrote:
Cutheon wrote:
Baron Von Humongous wrote:
Cutheon wrote:
angrypuppy wrote:
C M B wrote:
We should've rebuilt the twin towers.



I agree, it would have been defiant. Though the memorial is nice, it feels like acquiescence to defeat.


That site is now a American's greatest symbol of commerce and unfettered capitalism run amok: a mall. Basically nothing more American, imo.

Honestly, Cut, I don't know if you've been there or not, but it's a gorgeous memorial and I cried when I visited.


I went to the area but honestly I'm embarrassed to say I didn't to the actual memorial part. I've only been to NYC for work and never quite had the time. I'm sure you're right. I couldn't help but notice the mall in the area though.

As a former finance bro, I can attest that most of the Financial District absolutely sucks outside of Delmonico's. But the memorial is worth visiting next time work takes you to the Big Apple.


You have been demystified.

Not true, because I was never a finance bro. But Delmonico's is great.



Delmonico's is one of the worst dining experiences in the City. That's not controversial, it's the truth.
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PostPosted: Sat Oct 10, 2020 9:41 pm    Post subject:

I had pizza three times in Rome (Summer 2019) at three different places and all three places sucked, I'm sure it;s a cultural thing, but I had such high hopes...
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PostPosted: Sat Oct 10, 2020 9:54 pm    Post subject:

angrypuppy wrote:
Baron Von Humongous wrote:
Cutheon wrote:
Baron Von Humongous wrote:
Cutheon wrote:
Baron Von Humongous wrote:
Cutheon wrote:
angrypuppy wrote:
C M B wrote:
We should've rebuilt the twin towers.



I agree, it would have been defiant. Though the memorial is nice, it feels like acquiescence to defeat.


That site is now a American's greatest symbol of commerce and unfettered capitalism run amok: a mall. Basically nothing more American, imo.

Honestly, Cut, I don't know if you've been there or not, but it's a gorgeous memorial and I cried when I visited.


I went to the area but honestly I'm embarrassed to say I didn't to the actual memorial part. I've only been to NYC for work and never quite had the time. I'm sure you're right. I couldn't help but notice the mall in the area though.

As a former finance bro, I can attest that most of the Financial District absolutely sucks outside of Delmonico's. But the memorial is worth visiting next time work takes you to the Big Apple.


You have been demystified.

Not true, because I was never a finance bro. But Delmonico's is great.



Delmonico's is one of the worst dining experiences in the City. That's not controversial, it's the truth.

Service?
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PostPosted: Sun Oct 11, 2020 5:45 am    Post subject:

Baron Von Humongous wrote:
angrypuppy wrote:
Baron Von Humongous wrote:
Cutheon wrote:
Baron Von Humongous wrote:
Cutheon wrote:
Baron Von Humongous wrote:
Cutheon wrote:
angrypuppy wrote:
C M B wrote:
We should've rebuilt the twin towers.



I agree, it would have been defiant. Though the memorial is nice, it feels like acquiescence to defeat.


That site is now a American's greatest symbol of commerce and unfettered capitalism run amok: a mall. Basically nothing more American, imo.

Honestly, Cut, I don't know if you've been there or not, but it's a gorgeous memorial and I cried when I visited.


I went to the area but honestly I'm embarrassed to say I didn't to the actual memorial part. I've only been to NYC for work and never quite had the time. I'm sure you're right. I couldn't help but notice the mall in the area though.

As a former finance bro, I can attest that most of the Financial District absolutely sucks outside of Delmonico's. But the memorial is worth visiting next time work takes you to the Big Apple.


You have been demystified.

Not true, because I was never a finance bro. But Delmonico's is great.



Delmonico's is one of the worst dining experiences in the City. That's not controversial, it's the truth.

Service?



On a par with the food.

Delmonico's is inside a gorgeous building. The interior was nice and clean. But for the steakhouse experience you have to head to Midtown.
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PostPosted: Sun Oct 11, 2020 3:45 pm    Post subject:

I can’t find a suitable way to enforce it that wouldn’t be rife with all kinds of inequities and moral problems, but I don’t think people who can’t demonstrate basic parenting skills and the ability to support a child should be having one.
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PostPosted: Sun Oct 11, 2020 3:47 pm    Post subject:

And I definitely think yuppies in their forties shouldn’t be whelping entitled only children.
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PostPosted: Sun Oct 11, 2020 8:38 pm    Post subject:

The Larry O'Brien trophy is the best-looking trophy in all of sports.
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PostPosted: Mon Oct 12, 2020 4:06 pm    Post subject:

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I can’t find a suitable way to enforce it that wouldn’t be rife with all kinds of inequities and moral problems, but I don’t think people who can’t demonstrate basic parenting skills and the ability to support a child should be having one.


You'd change the course of human history for the better if you could figure out a solution to that.
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The Larry O'Brien trophy is the best-looking trophy in all of sports.


It's easier to get used to looking at when you have 17 of them.
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PostPosted: Wed Oct 14, 2020 12:37 am    Post subject: Re: What are your most Controversial opinions?

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What are your most controversial opinions? Post 'em here. Get 'em off your chest.

For example, most people think fireworks rule and are awesome. But I think those people are wrong.

Actually, all fireworks suck and are lame.


I actually agree with this.
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PostPosted: Wed Oct 14, 2020 12:38 am    Post subject:

Omar Little wrote:
I can’t find a suitable way to enforce it that wouldn’t be rife with all kinds of inequities and moral problems, but I don’t think people who can’t demonstrate basic parenting skills and the ability to support a child should be having one.


Kind of like the "so you need a license to drive..." saying
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C M B wrote:
The Larry O'Brien trophy is the best-looking trophy in all of sports.


It's easier to get used to looking at when you have 17 of them.


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What are your most controversial opinions? Post 'em here. Get 'em off your chest.

For example, most people think fireworks rule and are awesome. But I think those people are wrong.

Actually, all fireworks suck and are lame.


I actually agree with this.


Might attitude towards them has definitely soured over the years. I used to enjoy a well designed, professional display. But the reality is they just cause stress and discomfort to pets and some people as well. And I've come to have a distaste for the tacky sense of American "Patriotism" associated with Independence Day celebrations.

Street fireworks are definitely bogus and people who randomly shoot them off are just inconsiderate jerks. Though, I do love a good "moron has a firework accident" video.
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PostPosted: Wed Oct 14, 2020 7:20 am    Post subject: Re: What are your most Controversial opinions?

DrDent wrote:
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What are your most controversial opinions? Post 'em here. Get 'em off your chest.

For example, most people think fireworks rule and are awesome. But I think those people are wrong.

Actually, all fireworks suck and are lame.


I actually agree with this.


The only exception is people’s phone pics of fireworks. Those always turn out incredible.
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People who record a concert on their phone for more than 10 seconds should be ejected from the venue.
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People who record a concert on their phone for more than 0 seconds should be ejected from the venue.

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People who record a concert on their phone for more than 0 seconds should be ejected from the venue.


If you have a great seat or a particular song is special for you, I’ll allow a 10sec grace. Then it’s time to put it away forever. Went to a show a couple years ago and the guy in front of me watched the entire thing through the screen on his phone. A video he will never watch and sounds horrible.
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