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Discussion in 'Off Topic' started by Phases, Sep 11, 2008.

  1. jefboyardee

    jefboyardee Extreme Android User

    Had every known curse of the manufactureds in this wacky development. Notched in the side of a cliff, requiring a roller coaster driveway, having the connecting road right next to the master bedroom window. Have to look through small windows, then through adjacent Arizona Room windows, to see that view. Going to see another, on flatter land and no views, tomorrow.
     

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  2. zuben el genub

    zuben el genub Extreme Android User

    We lived in a mobile when first moving to CO. They accepted pets. Stuffed the spaces on the extension with toilet paper to cut down on cold air.

    We had an irrigation ditch close to the back yard. It was great when warm weather hit. Listen to running water.
    Then the rails at Bandimere Speedway started up on Friday and Saturday nights ---------
     
  3. bcrichster

    bcrichster ROMinator
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    You mean.. You could eat at least 4 POUNDS of PIZZA?! [emoji33] Holy Crap!! [emoji12]
    Lmfao [emoji41]
     
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  4. shalemail

    shalemail Android Expert

    Why do we have a culture very nearly completely dominated by "shaming" of one kind or another? I ask because of the whole Ashley Graham/Cheryl Tiegs fiasco. It's just the latest, there's been like what 7 or 8 headlines already this year about it, 1 per week or so.

    I grew up heavy, picked on, put down, all that. It wasn't until I was in my late 20's that I got control of it and honestly it wasn't until the last 4 years that I actually think I am to the point of not being fat anymore. So I know the damage it can cause.

    That said, in this particular case, I don't think Ashley is "fat". She's curvy to be sure but ya know, some of us like that. ;) I'm more likely to think to myself - "man that gal could sure use a cheeseburger and a snickers" more than to say "wow that gal sure needs a treadmill" ... which I know is skinny shaming - though I have not since grade school ever been mean to someone about something like that.

    So I ask here, among some of what I consider to be the most intelligent and level headed folks I interact with. What's the deal? Why do we as humans (yea I have been guilty of it on occasion, thinking to myself or spoken under my breath - as I am sure some or most of you have) feel the need to think less of, mock or belittle folks that are different than we are? What causes that neuron to fire? I am always ashamed of myself when physical appearance influences my perception, yet it still happens from time to time.

    I don't know, that was just my random thought at the moment.
     
  5. zuben el genub

    zuben el genub Extreme Android User

    No one has any right to that kind of shaming criticism. No one is that perfect that they can point the finger. It may look like you have it all, but do you really? Do you have plenty of money and buy friends or are your friends sycophants because you are rich? The same goes for personal looks. Narcissus drowned because he had exceptional beauty and kept admiring himself. The different outlook of a lot of the younger society is really shaking some up. You get the shaming so you will be more like the shamers to give them relevance.

    Like likes like. Feels more comfortable with like. I think some are running scared - in 50 years there will be no white majority. The kids' values are changing, some prefer the barter type system and others make their own choices of what to buy, how to live and who their friends are. Quite a few people do not understand or fear the changes, but change is inevitable.

    Department stores are hurting since the younger people no longer care. Instead of a high value brand shirt or dress, they'd rather have a good dinner and a "fantastic" cell phone or a great vacation. Their money and their choice. It is upsetting the old guard. Starting to see rants about about those preferences in financial blogs, etc.
     
  6. jefboyardee

    jefboyardee Extreme Android User

    Put an offer on this. The house, that is, not the car...

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  7. mikedt

    mikedt 你好

    Never heard of them. Had to Google it.
     
  8. lunatic59

    lunatic59 Moderati ergo sum
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    Actually, Mike, I know who Cheryl Tiegs is (was) but, not only don't I know who Ashley what's-her-name is, I didn't care enough to Google it. ;) :)
     
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  9. Dngrsone

    Dngrsone Android Expert

    pizza crust plus water plus oxygen equals poundage.
     
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  10. norb

    norb Android Enthusiast

    I wonder, if you link two particles through quantum entanglement, and then heat one, does the other become equally heated thereby doubling the total energy that could be transmitted by both combined? What if you link trillions of trillions of trillions of particles?
     
  11. I've spent years trying to figure that out. My own mother is totally fat-phobic, and that has put a huge strain on our relationship for years. Aside from pregnancy, she probably never broke 120 lbs, even while carrying my younger twin sisters, and never over 100lbs otherwise.

    In fact her indifference is so bloody awful, she even admits fat folks disgust her. But your own kids and grandchildren? It's ugly. My neices and nephews are favored more than my kids, who are the most well behaved, polite and respectful children.

    I fought hard to raise 'em well. Not in mom's eyes. They're not her grandchildren; they're treated like outsiders that have fat parents. And my kids are all normal weight for their respective frames.

    So, the fat shaming not only hurts my wife and I, but it's very unjustly passed down to the kids. Oh my God, have to remind her my 'eyes are up here'. First thing she looks at on anybody is the stomach.

    Crap, I'd love to get more input on this...
     
  12. norb

    norb Android Enthusiast

    Your mother is toxic. Just stay away. Family is in the spirit, not the blood. You dont need it. And your kids dont need to grow up screwed up by her.
     
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  13. Dngrsone

    Dngrsone Android Expert

    I used to have a coworker who absolutely hated fat people, even slightly overweight people. Shaming them and making endless fat jokes, and such... I found out later that he himself used to have a weight problem before the military straightened him out. After he got out? Ballooned up to almost twice his weight.

    For some people, I think it's personal shame, they redirect personal feelings onto other people who remind them of themselves, perhaps from an earlier time.
     
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  14. Deleted User

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    I think it's human nature to be judgemental of others. So all you fatties, get out there and do some exercise!!
    :p
     
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  15. jefboyardee

    jefboyardee Extreme Android User

    Here's a truly random post: tomorrow I drink a bucket full of something horrifying to prepare for my colonoscopy on Monday, aka Leap Day.
     
  16. kct1975

    kct1975 Android Expert

    Ahhh...yes...I had to do that a few months ago...the 'medicine' is a sort gross semisweet mixture. Very unpleasant...

    And then, of course the results are also even more unpleasant.

    Good Luck my Friend! [emoji106]
     
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  17. PattiCakeUS

    PattiCakeUS Android Expert

    Yikes, sorry to hear you're dealing with this. I'd give her one chance. Sit down alone with her and have a conversation about this, let her know how much this bothers you & is hurtful to you, your wife, & your kids. Then either she does a 180 or you might consider minimizing, or possibly even cutting off contact with her. Family is important, but when family treats you that way, that's not healthy for anyone.

    I have issues with my own mom, & several years ago I realized I had to reduce my contact with her. She's older now & that complicates things in other ways, but I really limit how much & how often I see her, or even talk to her. You have to do what's best for you & your immediate family.
     
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  18. bjacks12

    bjacks12 Android Expert

    My favorite person(me) is fat. Fat people rule.
     
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  19. jefboyardee

    jefboyardee Extreme Android User

    When I moved from LA to Seattle in 1988, I had sent a picture to my sister. She asked, "how did you get so fat?!" I hadn't even noticed so I went and bought a scale – two hundred thirty! I always thought I weighed a hundred fifty something!

    I spent over a year skipping all lunches, mountain biking up Seattle hills and completely avoiding snacks. That actually worked and I still avoid all snacks. Anyway, I've been a hundred fifty something ever since.

    And the secret weight controller is...

    cigarettes
     
  20. Unforgiven

    Unforgiven ...eschew obfuscation...
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    Aint that the truth. I quit smoking and started eating healthier, packed on 30 pounds.:(
     
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  21. jefboyardee

    jefboyardee Extreme Android User

    I have three scotch and sodas every freaking night. One at nine, another at about nine thirty, the last at about ten. Been doing that every night for years... until tomorrow! I'll be fasting, but for that two gallon evacuation water to prep for the damn assoscopy.
     
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  22. jefboyardee

    jefboyardee Extreme Android User

  23. Dngrsone

    Dngrsone Android Expert

    Trust but verify
     
  24. psionandy

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  25. jefboyardee

    jefboyardee Extreme Android User

    That sentence never made sense to me, from the moment Reagan said it. Shouldn't it be 'verify, then trust?'
     
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