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Forum Post: Modern Man

Posted 2 years ago on April 23, 2012, 5:01 a.m. EST by GypsyKing (8719)
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Just say the hell with it.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hkCR-w3AYOE

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[-] 2 points by JadedGem (895) 2 years ago

Thanks! I needed that this morning. Sometimes I think its a little childish to think the shiny toys are a real improvement to the quality of the human condition. My grandparents liked hot water, toilets, and thermostats. The rest they weren't so sold on.

[-] 2 points by GypsyKing (8719) 2 years ago

I'm glad you appreciated it. I just about busted my gut laughing when I saw this. We've become so distracted that we can't see what's right in front of our faces anymore.

[-] 2 points by JadedGem (895) 2 years ago

I know! We get told how great we have it so much, we never stop and go, "Really? You call this an improvement?!"

[-] 1 points by GypsyKing (8719) 2 years ago

You said it! That's why I bailed out in 99 and have lived in the jungle ever since. I prefer banyan trees to cell phones. As long as I have my books I'm loving it:)

[-] 2 points by JadedGem (895) 2 years ago

Rural Georgia is about like the jungle. I always catch myself watching documentaries where they find some isolated tribe and film them. Its way better than reality TV shows. If you watch it for about an hour or two you see everyone has large set of basic skills, there are specialized skills, and most people spend the bulk of their time socializing not grubbing for food. I think watching that is why I am the last holdout from face book. To me that is not socializing.

[-] 1 points by gnomunny (6885) from St Louis, MO 2 years ago

One of the last holdouts. FB is the poster child for American self-absorption. It's pitiful. It's anti-socializing. On a positive note, a little more than half of all Americans don't have a FB page. Not all of us have lost our minds (yet!).

[-] 1 points by GypsyKing (8719) 2 years ago

Yes, I agree totally. It's sad to me that we are now raising generations who don't even know what they're missing. I don't do facebook either; that's psudo-socializing. Where I am I can actually see the stars at night - all of them, and I can tell you, it's way better than TV. Way better. And when you talk to people they actually listen, and visa versa. The pace of American life now is truely insane, and I don't just mean that figuratively.

[-] 2 points by JadedGem (895) 2 years ago

On that score, I'm glad I live in a rural area. You see someone speeding and go, Really? Its Podunk, you need to go 80 miles an hour to get to Podunk???!!! It boggles my mind. When I lived in Mass. What struck me was this girl I worked with, she had two jobs and wanted a third to make her car payments. I told her to sell the car, get something cheaper that would go from point A to point B usually and save her money. What good is a car if it only drives you to three jobs??? She just looked like she totally didn't get it.

[-] 1 points by GypsyKing (8719) 2 years ago

I know, it's totally crazy.

[-] 0 points by veritas99 (-1) 2 years ago

Do you mean crazy like insane? As in doing the same thing over and over again but expecting different results, such as what the American Sheeple do when they vote on false choices in rigged elections with predetermined outcomes?

[-] 1 points by gnomunny (6885) from St Louis, MO 2 years ago

Yep.

[-] 0 points by veritas99 (-1) 2 years ago

How is it that you live in the jungle, yet are acquainted with the pace of American life? Is the "jungle" you live in near some urban American area, or is your comment based solely on vicarious assimilation?

[-] 1 points by GypsyKing (8719) 2 years ago

I'm American and lived there for 40 years.

[-] 0 points by veritas99 (-1) 2 years ago

You lived where, exactly, and for what 40 year period? When did it start and end? I ask as that must certainly impact your perspective.

[-] -1 points by veritas99 (-1) 2 years ago
[-] 1 points by GypsyKing (8719) 2 years ago

Oh, not this tired subject again. I'd appreciate it if you didn't vote anyway. We won't survive Mitt the shit.

[-] -2 points by veritas99 (-1) 2 years ago

We will not survive another four years of Obama either. No matter: They answer to the same masters. Nothing has changed since 9/11, and nothing will ever be changed through rigged elections with predetermined outcomes.

[-] 1 points by GypsyKing (8719) 2 years ago

Why don't you just come out and say you're here to not so subtly promote Romney by convincing people here not to vote? Ever get tired of this game?

[-] -1 points by veritas99 (-1) 2 years ago

I would not vote for any Republican candidate even if they held a gun to my head. I would not vote for any Democratic candidate even if they held a gun to my head. I will not vote in rigged elections with false choices and predetermined outcomes.

[-] 1 points by gnomunny (6885) from St Louis, MO 2 years ago

You could vote for the "Occupy" candidate. He won't get elected this time around, but this way you make a statement. That's what I'm thinking about doing. This way, you're not playing the same old R-D game,and helping to show Americans are tired of it and are thinking of a third alternative.

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