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Just Dave's picture

1) A fair number of people have died because of Sandy, but the internet is still being really flippant about it. There's been jokes, memes, and clips of idiots running around in horse masks, and it all seems really odd to me. The east coast has a weird way of coping with these things.

3) Once upon a time, I became the type of person to have casual sex with a stranger. The weirdest part is how normal it is.

4) A Pet Peeve: People who spend all their time lusting after impossibly good looking people, while simultaneously complaining that nobody likes them because they aren't attractive. If you don't like that people are superficial towards you, you should at least try to be less superficial yourself.

6) I need a pepper grinder. You can't go wrong with freshly ground black pepper.

2) It seems like everywhere I go, people are proud of how crazy their weather is. Weather is generally pretty bipolar, but people go around acting like their state/city/region is unique in this way. Hot and sunny one day, and cold and rainy the next? It's not a bizarre phenomenon; it's a cold front.

5) Literature is wonderful; you don't feel guilty if you use literature as an escape, because we have such a romanticized view of books. People worry about you if you retreat into video games or television, but they'll probably respect you more with a book in your hands. I think literature is my favorite scam.

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elph's picture

"Once upon a time"

As a child, after reading such an introduction, I'd expect further reading to reveal a cautionary tale for today that told of an event (frequently, quite fictional) that took place in the impossibly-distant past.

Just wondering... should we treat 3) with this same understanding?

Suspecting this is likely the case here, it would be greatly appreciated if you could provide the Teachers' Notes. :)

jeff's picture

Hmm...

1) Well, is something affects millions and like 30 people die, that's just sort of like less than how many people you'd expect to die, so it's OK. Sort of like, they'll say in advance that 38 people on average will die as a result of drunk driving on holiday weekends, and it happens, but people don't not post pictures and fun stories about their holiday weekends. The death toll needs to be unexpected or freakishly high before it is an issue otherwise.

3) Ever visit NYC? ;-) hehe

2) Unless there is a hurricane, if the topic turns to weather, that usually means we ran out of things to talk about.

5) Books have made me reflect on my own life. An episode of CSI? Never once.

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"You can judge the whole world on the sparkle that you think it lacks" - Dawes, When My Time Comes (http://youtu.be/Z0FrcTX6hWI)

Bosemaster42's picture

I suppose,

We east-coaster's are kind of weird, mostly in a good way though.
Hey, that's the internet for ya! Plenty O' smart-asses.
#2 Damn Straight! Misery loves company. You're right though.
#3 Really!?
#4 I work with a guy who has this problem. I told him to stop deluding himself and he asked me what deluding meant. I believe he's like 46 years old and resembles the actress who portrayed the Wicked Witch of the West in The Wizard of Oz. I just shook my head in disbelief.
#5 Literature is definitely not a scam, reading is fundamental.
#6 Yes. Freshly cracked over an asian/vietnamese style chicken noodle soup topped with fresh Cilantro. Oh! the aroma!