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Originally Posted by cptjeff View Post

I don't get the whole "everybody is beautiful" validation thing. It's untrue. Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)
We're evolutionary programmed to respond to certain things, and while there are some variations in how we react, some people are indeed more physically attractive than others. The thing to teach kids is not that everyone is beautiful- which even 5 year olds know is bullshit. You need to teach them that not everybody is attractive, that it's okay to be unattractive, that you shouldn't draw your worth from your physical appearance. Show them a picture of Janet Yellen- she is not, and never has been an attractive woman, but she worked and studied hard, and became one of the most powerful people on the planet by using her brain. Tell them that even the most beautiful people usually turn ugly as they get old, and that they need to stay in school so they can get a job where attractiveness is irrelevant. Don't validate, empower.

True … but "everybody counts". I learned that in elementary school. There's even a nifty little ditty that goes along with it that I can still sing to this day! plain.gif
post #20462 of 24107
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Originally Posted by double00 View Post

when did nostalgia become a thing? it seems like all we do culturally is pine backwards. the most anticipated movie of the year is fucking Star Wars (and before that 007)...

did postwar americans pine for the good old days of the Great Depression? in the Renaissance did they pine for the plague? or are we just super unimaginative pessimistic assholes?


Yes. Woody Allen made a decent movie about exactly this phenomena a few years ago.
post #20463 of 24107
Looks like a lot of people of are hell of pissed that DeMarco Murray be called out the Cowboys' plays during their recent contest think it showed lack of morals and integerty. What is he supposed to do, say "Hey I recelnize that play they're about to run but out of loyalty to the team I used to play for I will not give my current team no avannelge."
post #20464 of 24107
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Originally Posted by L'Incandescent View Post

Looks like a lot of people of are hell of pissed that DeMarco Murray be called out the Cowboys' plays during their recent contest think it showed lack of morals and integerty. What is he supposed to do, say "Hey I recelnize that play they're about to run but out of loyalty to the team I used to play for I will not give my current team no avannelge."


Serious question … do you know anyone else who uses this construction " hell of pissed" with an adjective as opposed to "hell of a game" or "that was a hell of a show"?

I knew this American dude in Taiwan who said that people said this… "hell of cool", "hell of pissed"… yet I've never heard a single person say this, anywhere. I live in LA, have traveled the world and that was 7 years ago… you are the first.
post #20465 of 24107
Some cats I know talk that way all the time here is evidence:

http://achewood.com/index.php?date=09072005

http://achewood.com/index.php?date=12222004

http://achewood.com/index.php?date=01262004

http://achewood.com/index.php?date=07272004

(The last one isn't exactly what you're talking about but it's still a great use of "hell of.")
post #20466 of 24107
^ That's interesting… never seen that comic before! Honestly, I believed only dudes in NorCal spoke that way.

OK this is seriously ridiculous though… 5,000 people "saved" $55 on this shit? I'm at a loss for words here.



^ Who wrote this fucking copy?
post #20467 of 24107
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Originally Posted by Kid Nickels View Post

Serious question … do you know anyone else who uses this construction " hell of pissed" with an adjective as opposed to "hell of a game" or "that was a hell of a show"?

I knew this American dude in Taiwan who said that people said this… "hell of cool", "hell of pissed"… yet I've never heard a single person say this, anywhere. I live in LA, have traveled the world and that was 7 years ago… you are the first.
That's funny because my wife's folks still live in the LA area and I've only heard people use "hella" over there. Usually it's young Asian males
post #20468 of 24107
Now we know where L'inc picked up his interesting prose...
post #20469 of 24107
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Originally Posted by double00 View Post
 

when did nostalgia become a thing? it seems like all we do culturally is pine backwards. the most anticipated movie of the year is fucking Star Wars (and before that 007)...

 

did postwar americans pine for the good old days of the Great Depression? in the Renaissance did they pine for the plague? or are we just super unimaginative pessimistic assholes?


Guess what people did before cell phones, social media and the internet

post #20470 of 24107
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Originally Posted by L'Incandescent View Post

Betimes I wish I had been named a name like Florian or something like that. I wonder why my parents didn't think of that?

I have a friend named Florian and he's a very good guy. Perhaps his parents thought to name him that due to they're French.
post #20471 of 24107
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Originally Posted by HRoi View Post

That's funny because my wife's folks still live in the LA area and I've only heard people use "hella" over there. Usually it's young Asian males

Right. I mean I thought if I would hear it, LA certainly presents good odds. As I added before though, I remember that guy being from near San Fran, so I thought it was more NorCal. The difference was between saying "hella" which I know vs. "hell of" which is different in the usage we mentioned.
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Originally Posted by Kid Nickels View Post

Serious question … do you know anyone else who uses this construction " hell of pissed" with an adjective as opposed to "hell of a game" or "that was a hell of a show"?

I knew this American dude in Taiwan who said that people said this… "hell of cool", "hell of pissed"… yet I've never heard a single person say this, anywhere. I live in LA, have traveled the world and that was 7 years ago… you are the first.

Way back when I was in college, "hell of" (generally pronounced "hella") was regularly used by surfer/valley girl/douchebro/hipster as an intensifier for descriptive terms. E.g., "she was hella pissed", "that Melrose Place episode was hella sad", etc.
post #20473 of 24107
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Originally Posted by Kid Nickels View Post

Serious question … do you know anyone else who uses this construction " hell of pissed" with an adjective as opposed to "hell of a game" or "that was a hell of a show"?

I knew this American dude in Taiwan who said that people said this… "hell of cool", "hell of pissed"… yet I've never heard a single person say this, anywhere. I live in LA, have traveled the world and that was 7 years ago… you are the first.

Way back when I was in college, "hell of" (generally pronounced "hella") was regularly used by surfer/valley girl/douchebro/hipster as an intensifier for descriptive terms. E.g., "she was hella pissed", "that Melrose Place episode was hella sad", etc.


As a resident of the surfer /vg/db/hipster epicenter of the cosmos I concur

post #20474 of 24107

pretty sure it was an east bay thing back in the 80s. my young cousins used to say "hecka"

post #20475 of 24107
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Originally Posted by double00 View Post

pretty sure it was an east bay thing back in the 80s. my young cousins used to say "hecka"
That's where I was in college, so you could well be right.
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