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Post by Jennifer » 28 Mar 2018, 16:23

I read this only recently, but can't find the right search terms to find it again, but: in short, "permanent happiness" is absolutely not possible, due to the way humans are wired. Indeed, if happiness were or could be a permanent state, it would be downright detrimental to our survival, personally and as a species. I suspect that's also related to how very, very adaptable humans tend to be -- we can adapt to pretty much anything.
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Post by Ellie » 28 Mar 2018, 18:29

We can adapt to it but we'll also bitch about it! :D
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Post by dhex » 28 Mar 2018, 19:07

i'm pretty sure they call that "taking a lot of xanax"
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Re: Random Observations C.A (306 pages is enough)

Post by Aresen » 28 Mar 2018, 20:29

Jennifer wrote:
28 Mar 2018, 16:23
I read this only recently, but can't find the right search terms to find it again, but: in short, "permanent happiness" is absolutely not possible, due to the way humans are wired. Indeed, if happiness were or could be a permanent state, it would be downright detrimental to our survival, personally and as a species. I suspect that's also related to how very, very adaptable humans tend to be -- we can adapt to pretty much anything.
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Post by Mo » 28 Mar 2018, 20:49

So I never thought I'd say this, but Cynthia Nixon seems like a pretty credible candidate.
Nixon also said she didn’t understand why the Second Avenue subway had cost $3.5 billion. She feels the project should have only cost “half a billion” dollars per mile and said that union agreements would need to be addressed to bring costs down.
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Post by Jennifer » 29 Mar 2018, 16:52

Jennifer wrote:
25 Mar 2018, 13:23
Highway wrote:
25 Mar 2018, 12:46
We have what seems a wannabe megachurch named "Uproar" here, that's had signs out on the streets saying "Easter Bunny + Helicopter = Uproar". Turns out they're going to have an Easter thing on Saturday with the easter bunny dropping 40,000 eggs from a helicopter, and all I can think of is the WKRP Thanksgiving Turkey Drop, but bombing a lot of kids with plastic eggs from a helicopter.
The wannabe church near me is ALSO doing a helicopter egg drop! They're renting the school auditorium for a Sunday Easter service, and the school football field for the egg drop the day before.
During my exercise-walk yesterday I saw one of those little self-made lawn signs for yet ANOTHER wannabe non-denominational church holding an Easter service next Sunday.

There's a fairly common trope about wannabe creative types or celebrities struggling to make it: the would-be movie stars waiting tables throughout LA; the would-be musicians working dull day jobs so they can do gigs every night; the movie/comic book Mystery Men had a funny take on that, featuring wannabe superheroes struggling to make the bigtime (and also struggling with their envy of the heroes who already made the big leagues)... and now I'm imagining something similar with wannabe pastors, working their nine-to-five jobs so they can afford to preach on weekends, and after their Sunday services they all meet up at this one Waffle House to humblebrag about how they're doing and trash-talk Creflo Dollar and Joel Osteen and Peter Popoff and the other celebrity Christians who made it big.
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Post by Mo » 29 Mar 2018, 18:11

Related to the earlier Uber convo about playlists. The driver was playing hip hop and switched to classic rock after I got in. So more than a feeling was playing. Should I be insulted?
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Post by dhex » 29 Mar 2018, 18:31

yes.

eta: were you wearing cargo shorts? in which case you were asking for it and now you have to marry him.
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Post by lunchstealer » 29 Mar 2018, 18:32

He knew you rocked.

Boston rocks.

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Post by Jennifer » 29 Mar 2018, 18:33

More Than A Feeling is the daddiest of Dad Rock and -- no offense, Mo -- you are very much a Dad nowadays.
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Post by dhex » 29 Mar 2018, 18:37

i thought dad rock now would be like war on drugs or, like, pavement? that song came out the year before i was born!
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Post by JasonL » 29 Mar 2018, 18:44

I just saw an fb poll by 28 year old asking friends what's dad rock to them. Pavement is in play because several referenced Everlong era Foos. War on Drugs may sound like dad rock but it can't be on the numbers - dads don't know who they are.

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Post by dhex » 29 Mar 2018, 18:51

dad rock is a foreign country.
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Post by Jennifer » 29 Mar 2018, 19:08

To qualify as Dad Rock, a song or band has to be popular with the majority of white male Baby Boomers. It is known.
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Post by lunchstealer » 29 Mar 2018, 19:51

Jennifer wrote:
29 Mar 2018, 19:08
To qualify as Dad Rock, a song or band has to be popular with the majority of white male Baby Boomers. It is known.
That's closing on granddad rock nowadays. Dad rock is early Xer stuff. Rush, Boston/Foreigner/Journey, REM/U2, Hair Metal, accessible Grunge, and the DMB/Jam Band era. People who were conceived to Massive Attack's "Teardrop" are voting now.
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Post by Fin Fang Foom » 29 Mar 2018, 20:12

lunchstealer wrote:
29 Mar 2018, 19:51
Jennifer wrote:
29 Mar 2018, 19:08
To qualify as Dad Rock, a song or band has to be popular with the majority of white male Baby Boomers. It is known.
That's closing on granddad rock nowadays. Dad rock is early Xer stuff. Rush, Boston/Foreigner/Journey, REM/U2, Hair Metal, accessible Grunge, and the DMB/Jam Band era. People who were conceived to Massive Attack's "Teardrop" are voting now.
The reason millennials suck is cuz they were conceived to "Two Princes" and born to "Mr. Jones and Me."
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Post by Mo » 29 Mar 2018, 20:37

dhex wrote:yes.

eta: were you wearing cargo shorts? in which case you were asking for it and now you have to marry him.
I was wearing my nice checkered Oxford, black jeans and grey suede Vans. Oh dear god
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Post by dhex » 29 Mar 2018, 21:05

Hahah.

It happens man.
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Post by nicole » 29 Mar 2018, 22:15

If my driver had turned off the LL Cool J the other day I would have been pissed.

She did not and we had a great chat about what I should do in Vegas.
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Post by tr0g » 30 Mar 2018, 11:29

nicole wrote:
29 Mar 2018, 22:15
If my driver had turned off the LL Cool J the other day I would have been pissed.

She did not and we had a great chat about what I should do in Vegas.
I was listening to LL Cool J just the other day, so I guess he qualifies as dad rap now.
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Post by Mo » 30 Mar 2018, 11:57

But he's doin' it well.
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Post by Warren » 30 Mar 2018, 12:15

Jennifer wrote:
29 Mar 2018, 16:52
Jennifer wrote:
25 Mar 2018, 13:23
Highway wrote:
25 Mar 2018, 12:46
We have what seems a wannabe megachurch named "Uproar" here, that's had signs out on the streets saying "Easter Bunny + Helicopter = Uproar". Turns out they're going to have an Easter thing on Saturday with the easter bunny dropping 40,000 eggs from a helicopter, and all I can think of is the WKRP Thanksgiving Turkey Drop, but bombing a lot of kids with plastic eggs from a helicopter.
The wannabe church near me is ALSO doing a helicopter egg drop! They're renting the school auditorium for a Sunday Easter service, and the school football field for the egg drop the day before.
During my exercise-walk yesterday I saw one of those little self-made lawn signs for yet ANOTHER wannabe non-denominational church holding an Easter service next Sunday.

There's a fairly common trope about wannabe creative types or celebrities struggling to make it: the would-be movie stars waiting tables throughout LA; the would-be musicians working dull day jobs so they can do gigs every night; the movie/comic book Mystery Men had a funny take on that, featuring wannabe superheroes struggling to make the bigtime (and also struggling with their envy of the heroes who already made the big leagues)... and now I'm imagining something similar with wannabe pastors, working their nine-to-five jobs so they can afford to preach on weekends, and after their Sunday services they all meet up at this one Waffle House to humblebrag about how they're doing and trash-talk Creflo Dollar and Joel Osteen and Peter Popoff and the other celebrity Christians who made it big.
They're on the endangered species list so you rarely see them anymore, but there use to be quite a few nuns working min-wage jobs to keep their convent afloat.
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Post by Eric the .5b » 30 Mar 2018, 13:18

tr0g wrote:
30 Mar 2018, 11:29
nicole wrote:
29 Mar 2018, 22:15
If my driver had turned off the LL Cool J the other day I would have been pissed.

She did not and we had a great chat about what I should do in Vegas.
I was listening to LL Cool J just the other day, so I guess he qualifies as dad rap now.
He's 50. I don't know what the line is, but I'm pretty sure it's between 40 and 50.
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Post by Warren » 30 Mar 2018, 14:07

Dads seem to have become a dominant cultural force. They have their own bods, jokes, rock.
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Post by Fin Fang Foom » 30 Mar 2018, 14:33

I have noticed recently, and maybe you have too, that women be shoppin'.

What do you think?
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