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Things you just don't get

Discussion in 'General Chat' started by tiecollector, Jul 3, 2009.

  1. blahman

    blahman Senior member

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    Bunch of pessimists.
     
  2. Douglas

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    white/individualist perspective.

    every Chinese movie has the same basic plot - honor and sacrifice as vital virtues to the inexorable rise of the Chinese people.
     
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  3. Douglas

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    what is with the female compulsion with throw pillows?
     
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    It was funny on my trip to and fro Cambodia seeing what movies all of the Asians on the flights were watching. I was watching dramas and every other asian person was watching super action packed films, karate kicking, explosions and the like.

    I will draw my generalization from this experience that those are the only movies all Asians like to watch.
     
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    I have wondered this myself.
     
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    patrickBOOTH Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    My mother has two sets of throw pillows for the couch. Ones for show and when you are about to sit she replaces them with the "cozy" ones.
     
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  7. Douglas

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    That's pretty bad.

    I just hate it when my comfy chairs, which are perfectly fine just the way they are, have pillows bundled on them that I literally have to remove in order to sit comfortably. Rather than serve their original purpose of making things more comfortable, these pillows make things less comfortable.
     
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    In basic training they make you fold your spare blanket all nicely and put it at the end of your bunk, essentially making it a throw blanket. Thinking about it now makes it seem kind of silly.
     
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    Makes it easy to grab and run in case your base is attacked? Except, the idea of soldiers running with blankets under their arms sounds silly too...
     
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    No nothing like that, it's more practical. You are issued two blankets and they both have to go somewhere so you fold the extra one and leave it at the end of your bunk. Most guys would use the extra blanket to preserve the made bed. It's a lot easier to fold the extra in the morning than redo hospital corners. After basic you can use whatever you want. I had jersey knit sheets and a quilt from home overseas [​IMG]
     
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    I thought that was @whnay. for a second.
     
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    ftfy
     
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    This is also true. I have to say that I will probably be trained for life. If I leave the house and my bed isn't made I feel crazy uncomfortable.
     
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    So by being unhappy and needlessly dying young, they make China better?

    Even if true, it's not very entertaining.
     
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    In prison you only get one blanket and it has to cover the entire bed from end to end.
     
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    Not entertaining but efficient.as an economic model..
     
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    Isn't the second blanket for the Code Red?
     
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    Making your bed. It's just an unnecessary task. When I go to bed I want it to be exactly like how I left it, so it's that much easier to get comfortable.
     
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    I saw Crouching Tiger Hidden Dragon in San Francisco at the IMAX theater in the SONY Metreon (with the screen thats like 7 stories tall) so it was an awesome experience.

    also crouching tiger hidden dragon is a a nice code wording for when you've got a huge erection while seated so you stay seated and wait it out until it subsides (often finding an excuse to stay seated like "i'm going to finish this magazine article first... then I'll catch up")
     
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  20. HRoi

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    Not sure how "not sure" replaced "I don't know" in the vernacular. Someone told me "I'm not sure if you have kids, but..."

    We just met so how can you just not be sure, but have any idea whatsoever?
     

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