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1  Forum Community / Off-topic Board / Re: Which version of "It's Not Funny Anymore" is better? on: September 16, 2014, 01:37:26 pm
The vocals on the original are better... which really says something, because I normally dislike Bob Mould's voice. I voted for the original.
2  Forum Community / Off-topic Board / Re: Opinion of people who purchase vinyl records nowadays on: September 15, 2014, 08:39:03 am
Last night, my parents came home with about 200 records that they had purchased at the auction that they were attending. Most of the collection consisted of the usual used-vinyl fare, but I did manage to find some records that looked interesting - four Bill Cosby albums, some Rodgers & Hammerstein soundtracks, lots of novelty and old country music, and several Led Zeppelin and Rolling Stones albums for my sister.
3  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: Atlas Forum IRC Channel, Thread 2 on: September 13, 2014, 01:04:25 pm
All together, I wonder how many posts were deleted along with the old thread. I'm pretty sure that oakvale alone just lost like 600 posts off his post count.
4  General Politics / U.S. General Discussion / Re: Perhaps the most out-of-touch video ever on: September 13, 2014, 12:15:04 pm
Simfan, don't you think that some of that money would be better spent feeding starving children in Ethiopia?

Who do you think I am, Jeffrey Sachs?

I don't know what that means, but your original post was "What"?, so I'll respond to that one: Don't you think that there are better uses for a person's money than spending $40,000 a year to send their kids to private school, or spending hundreds of thousands of dollars on a house?

Surely utilising one's money in an attempt to better the comfort and prospects of one's family is the best way in which said money can be used?

If one has attained an above-average level of comfort and ensured above-average prospects for one's family, and then has the opportunity to improve the comfort and prospects of someone else's family, one should do that.
5  General Politics / U.S. General Discussion / Re: Perhaps the most out-of-touch video ever on: September 13, 2014, 11:59:50 am
Simfan, don't you think that some of that money would be better spent feeding starving children in Ethiopia?

Who do you think I am, Jeffrey Sachs?

I don't know what that means, but your original post was "What"?, so I'll respond to that one: Don't you think that there are better uses for a person's money than spending $40,000 a year to send their kids to private school, or spending hundreds of thousands of dollars on a house?
6  General Politics / U.S. General Discussion / Re: Perhaps the most out-of-touch video ever on: September 13, 2014, 11:33:37 am
Simfan, don't you think that some of that money would be better spent feeding starving children in Ethiopia?
7  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: How much money would you need to call yourself rich? on: September 12, 2014, 11:01:30 am
"Rich is when your money works for you, not when you work for the money." - Clair Huxtable
8  Forum Community / Forum Community / How Old Were You When Your Parents Were Born? on: September 12, 2014, 08:17:30 am
Mom: -20
Dad: -22
9  General Politics / U.S. General Discussion / Re: Ted Cruz finding new ways to win friends and influence people on: September 11, 2014, 02:05:32 pm
The headline coming out of this incident should be that Ted Cruz told a gathering of Christians that he "will not stand with [them]".
10  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: What do you call the first and last slices of a loaf of bread? on: September 09, 2014, 09:20:24 am
I call them "rumps", but I'm probably the only one. Not that it matters what they're called, since I always end up feeding them to the birds anyway.
11  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: Update for Everyone II - Less Boring, More Whoring on: September 06, 2014, 01:18:00 pm
Today is my first day home after a week-long vacation to the Florida panhandle. I'm here to report that Mississippi and Alabama were significantly more wooded than I expected. I'm also here to report that, while in Alabama, I saw a black man driving a car with a "Romney/Ryan 2012" bumper sticker. Another bumper sticker anecdote that might interest someone: I spent a few seconds in traffic behind a vehicle whose driver "<3 the Old Latin Mass". Next to that sticker was one which admonished whoever was reading it to "Pray the Rosary".
12  Forum Community / Off-topic Board / Re: Tik's Focus on Christmas (Music) Thread on: August 29, 2014, 12:49:05 pm
You might find some of the material on this list usable:

http://i.imgur.com/xsBQ4g9.jpg

I'm sorry that I can't offer any recommendations. If I had been through some of the albums myself, I would.
13  General Politics / U.S. General Discussion / Re: Opinion of people who wear hoodies and baggy pants on: August 27, 2014, 08:36:29 am
Define "baggy". Are these jeans baggy?
14  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: Imprisoned - A Review on: August 26, 2014, 08:33:51 am
You have potential.  Some really awful writing habits, but potential nonetheless.

The question is, was this post in reference to the OP, or to the short story that the OP was reviewing?
15  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: Would you rather live in London or Stockholm? on: August 24, 2014, 07:09:24 pm
London, absolutely. I'd do a lot of visiting battlefields and rummaging around in meadows. I'd visit York, Bosworth, Tewkesbury, Eltham manor, stop at Harrods, visit Senlac Hill (Hastings), and really do a hell of a lot of touring, yeah.

I have my passport but have never managed yet to get to England. One day!

Some of those places you listed are a bit far from London.

By American standards, no place in a European country is "far" from any other place within that same country (with the exceptions of Russia and Norway, Sweden, and Finland).

Ukraine, France and Spain are bigger than Sweden, Norway, Finland. Germany is roughly the same size as Finland.

True, those countries are larger in area. But my post was about driving (or taking public transportation) from one part of a country to another, and it would surely take longer to travel from one extreme of Norway to the other than it would to do the same in France, Spain, or Germany.

Although even under this criteria, I was wrong to leave out Ukraine. My mistake.
16  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: Would you rather live in London or Stockholm? on: August 24, 2014, 06:20:11 pm
London, absolutely. I'd do a lot of visiting battlefields and rummaging around in meadows. I'd visit York, Bosworth, Tewkesbury, Eltham manor, stop at Harrods, visit Senlac Hill (Hastings), and really do a hell of a lot of touring, yeah.

I have my passport but have never managed yet to get to England. One day!

Some of those places you listed are a bit far from London.

By American standards, no place in a European country is "far" from any other place within that same country (with the exceptions of Russia and Norway, Sweden, and Finland).
17  Forum Community / Off-topic Board / Re: Opinion of Pancakes? on: August 23, 2014, 02:43:34 pm
I don't know why someone would eat pancakes when they could have waffles.
18  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: The Good Post Gallery II on: August 22, 2014, 01:10:20 pm
Now if we could get Badger to explain why he's a Republican, we would have two Atlas Forum mysteries solved.
19  General Politics / International General Discussion / Re: Religion in Latin America 2014 on: August 20, 2014, 12:27:42 pm
After centuries spent under the thumb of the Whore of Babylon, the people of Central and South America are finally beginning to see the light of true Christianity. Praise the Lord!
20  General Politics / Individual Politics / Which of These Individuals Sounds More Appealing? on: August 19, 2014, 09:45:45 am
Yesterday, I checked out The Viking Portable Library's Greek Reader from my local library. In the Introduction, the author described the following two fans of ancient Greek literature as a means of demonstrating the diversity of characters which that genre attracts:

Professor X. Reade Chair of Moral Philosophy. 59. Married. Three daughters. Religion: C of E (broad). Politics: Conservative. Lives in a small suburban house stuffed with Victorian knickknacks. Does not entertain. Smokes a pipe. Does not notice what he eats. Hobbies: gardening and long solitary walks. Dislikes: foreigners, Roman Catholicism, modern literature, noise. Current worry: his wife's health.

Mr Y. Classical tutor. 41. Unmarried. Religion: none. Politics: None. Lives in college. Has private means and gives wonderful lunch parties for favorite undergraduates. Hobbies: travel and collecting old glass. Dislikes: Christianity, girls, the poor, English cooking. Current worry: his figure.
21  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: Did your mother keep or change her name when she got married? on: August 17, 2014, 02:16:22 pm
In my opinion, the most logical system is for both spouses keep their last name and for the kids to adopt the last name of whoever gave birth to them.
22  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: Happy Birthday Gully on: August 16, 2014, 05:25:48 pm
Happy Birthday. Do you plan on using your vast influence over the moderators to have anyone banned on your special day?
23  Forum Community / Election and History Games / Re: The New Order--Gameplay Thread on: August 14, 2014, 11:51:32 am
Statement from the Chancellor's Office:

The greed of the international merchant class has conspired with the petty vindictiveness of the Triple Entente to make the current global depression especially painful on the German people. The first line of defense that our proud race has against its numerous enemies is the state, which will not stop working until the day returns that every German man can walk through the door of his house with his head held high, knowing that his family will not have to subsist in want.

One part of the work that the government does is marshal its resources towards the completion of projects that only the state has the power to carry out. One such is project is the Autobahn, which, in the process of economically and spiritually uniting the German people, will employ thousands of noble job-seekers.

There is another project whose benefits are manifold, and that project is re-armament. To the west, Germany finds herself staring face to face with governments that have proven their hostility to her in the all-too-recent past. To the east, meanwhile, she finds the creeping menace of Bolshevism, which is merely lying in wait for the right moment to make its own hostility open for all to see. In the face of these threats, Germany will never apologize for what she does to protect herself - either on the international or domestic stage.
24  Other Elections - Analysis and Discussion / 2014 Senatorial Election Polls / Re: KS: Rasmussen: After primary, Sen. Roberts (R) in trouble on: August 13, 2014, 09:06:35 am
Both Roberts and Brownback are likely to receive more than 41% of the vote. I suppose that one might consider that a victory, if one were so inclined.
25  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: parody the preceding atlasian's postings. on: August 12, 2014, 02:45:28 pm
How about no
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