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post #59206 of 65712
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Originally Posted by L'Incandescent View Post

It is extremely difficult to engage in productive conversation with people who view themselves as champions of Righteousness and Justice (with capital letters). If you disagree with them on even a minor point, they take it as evidence that you must be doing battle for the forces of Injustice. It's hard for me to imagine navigating the world with such a simplistic, childlike point of view.

You crusaders for nuance (along with the children singing "America the Beautiful" in their brown languages) are destroying America.
post #59207 of 65712
I don't even understand. Isn't it it nice that people from all over the world are singing about how cool america is (while drinking coke)?

Isn't that better than if people were singing about death to america (while drinking coke)?
post #59208 of 65712
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I agree to some extent with this, but I would also say that you'd better get married by 40, or you're fucked on the other side of the coin. Your own habits as a person, and your tolerability for others', become quirky and unique as you get older, to the point that rarely do people past 40 really want to deal with anyone else full-time.

I have this theory that we're all sort of flung outward from normalcy the day we are born. The older we get, our own life journey, our experiences and setbacks, our injuries and successes, take us further and further from relatability with others. It's important on this journey to find someone relatively quickly, once we are set enough in our core desires, to cling to and at least share that shaping journey with. If you don't grab someone fast, you're just out there hurtling in space and can only shout to those within range, but rarely closely enough to be understood.

I'd be curious to see marriage success rates by age at wedding date. I'd think the most successful marriages would come out of the married at 28-35 range.

I probably could have gotten like 20 different broads to marry me by now but I am waiting for the right girl.
post #59209 of 65712
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I'd be curious to see marriage success rates by age at wedding date. I'd think the most successful marriages would come out of the married at 28-35 range.

Now you tell me. I got married at 27, which probably explains everything.
post #59210 of 65712
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Originally Posted by Connemara View Post

I probably could have gotten like 20 different broads to marry me by now but I am waiting for the right girl.
oh, brother
post #59211 of 65712
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Originally Posted by Douglas View Post


You crusaders for nuance (along with the children singing "America the Beautiful" in their brown languages) are destroying America.

 

I hated that commercial (and that song). When you consider how racist and xenophobic a lot of the so-called "patriots" in this country are, the whole thing just seemed in really bad taste. 

post #59212 of 65712
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I probably could have gotten like 20 different broads to marry me by now but I am waiting for the right girl.

You sound like Neo sometimes...crackup[1].gif
post #59213 of 65712
I got married at 24, and my wife was 23. We're happily married, and we've had the benefit of growing together, rather than apart. That said, we've talked a lot about how we'll advise our children when they get older, and the conclusion is currently, "wait until you're at least on the other side of 25."

We know our planned advice sounds funny, since it's obviously not what we did, but, based upon what we've seen among our friends who got married before 25, we'd be remiss if we told our kids we think it's a good idea. Offhand, I can think of half a dozen couples I know who got married pre-25, and only two (including us) are still together. The stats bear out our anecdotal observations, too, since getting married before 25 is one of the factors that's often cited as a "risk factor" for divorce.

I'm currently in the 28-35 range, and thus so are many of my friends, but it does seem to be the sweet spot so far.

That all being the case, I really can't argue that it's wise to get married young(ish). Some folks will make it work, but the odds just don't favor it at all.
post #59214 of 65712
I'm probably going to end up getting an arranged marriage.
post #59215 of 65712
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Originally Posted by Neo_Version 7 View Post

I'm probably going to end up getting an arranged marriage.

You're probably going to get an arraigned marriage. Your cellmate will be pleased to have such fresh virgin meat.
post #59216 of 65712
I don't plan on getting married, unless I find someone I want to spend time with, which seems unlikely, I'm already like Douglas explained and I'm not even 30.

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To all the older, more mature / experienced poasters -- have you ever re-evaluated your friendships with the closest of your buddies, out-of-the-blue (not due to a falling out or anything of that nature)? What was the outcome?

I've completely dropped my entire circle of friends twice.
post #59217 of 65712
Neo and I can become roommates. Eccentric old spinsters are awesome.
post #59218 of 65712
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Originally Posted by EMartNJ View Post

I hated that commercial (and that song). When you consider how racist and xenophobic a lot of the so-called "patriots" in this country are, the whole thing just seemed in really bad taste.

Coca-Cola is destroying our once great nation! Boycott the beverage of the America haters!

Freedom!
post #59219 of 65712
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Neo and I can become roommates. Eccentric old spinsters are awesome.

 

You can be one of those sweet old lesbian couples who think they have everyone fooled.

post #59220 of 65712
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Originally Posted by Douglas View Post

You crusaders for nuance (along with the children singing "America the Beautiful" in their brown languages) are destroying America.

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Originally Posted by otc View Post

I don't even understand. Isn't it it nice that people from all over the world are singing about how cool america is (while drinking coke)?

Isn't that better than if people were singing about death to america (while drinking coke)?

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Originally Posted by EMartNJ View Post

I hated that commercial (and that song). When you consider how racist and xenophobic a lot of the so-called "patriots" in this country are, the whole thing just seemed in really bad taste. 

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Originally Posted by SixOhNine View Post

Coca-Cola is destroying our once great nation! Boycott the beverage of the America haters!

Freedom!

Mexi-Asians were represented tounge.gif

I speak the two main dialects (Tagalog and Bisaya) fluently but had to learn later in life. I have understood it since childhood though (my parents would do that super rude thing and speak about me right in front of my face assuming that I didn't understand it). sadly filipino's aren't as diligent as other asians in teaching their kids the mother tongue (unlike Koreans/Chinese/Japanese).

Thats the part that freaks out unilingual americans, the shitty feeling of not understanding and the possibility that you're being talked about with a foreign language in plain sight. It happened in this ad (even if the context is so easy to decipher).

I remember helping a filipino friend buy a diamond engagement ring and he was haggling about the price and at one point I was arguing with my friend in filipino (i was telling him to ask if there was a discount if paid in cash), while the guy selling the ring started arguing with his dad in hebrew (apparently the father was telling his son that the price can be a lot cheaper if paid in cash) and we all laughed at the absurdity of the situation afterwards.
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