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The Lounge Really Strange Songs Sep 18 2014
14:46 (UTC)

The first novelty song I remember hearing was "Beep Beep."  (I refer to is at "Little Nash Rambler")

And I'm a huge fan of Dr. Demento...

So I pulled into a Shell station

They said I'd blown a seal

I said "Fix the darn thing and leave my private life out of it, okay pal?"

The Lounge Violent People - Are We Responsible? Sep 12 2014
03:14 (UTC)
Original Post by jarredwayne:

Kind of a philosophical question.  Do violent professions create violent people or do violent people choose and excel at violent professions.  And are we somehow responsible?

The Zimbardo experiment suggests that it's the socially accepted authoritarian situation more than internal characteristics.

And to a certain extent, yes, society is responsible, as we are the ones, for the most part, who accept or expect violence as a standard method of dealing with problems, particularly ones involving criminals or perceived adversaries.

The Lounge Michael Brown death by cop Sep 09 2014
20:03 (UTC)
Original Post by amwick:

Original Post by santonacci:

Original Post by amwick:

Michael Brown's Juvenile records are still sealed. 

Yeah, it's the law.  What's the argument for unsealing them?

THat is the $64 question...  legal people are dancing all around that question..   From a non legal perspective, my understanding is that  it is  meant to protect the future prospects of juvenile offenders.  So that youthful indiscretions would not be an obstacle in becoming a productive member of society... Once someone is dead there is not much likelihood that they will become productive.  But that is just me..

Why do you think the juvenile record is relevant?

The Lounge Cuz the Lounge is boring and needs a good fight Sep 09 2014
19:57 (UTC)
Original Post by runesplendor:

I really miss the days when "Santa Claus is watching you" was a good threat.

It's possible the Big Brother Santa songs were the reason why I freaked out and refused to have my picture taken with him before I disovered the truth.  My mother still laments the fact she doesn't have a single Santa picture with me in it.

The Lounge Cuz the Lounge is boring and needs a good fight Sep 09 2014
19:43 (UTC)
Original Post by catwalker:

I don't mind a couple of quick photos or a video if it's short and really cute.

Neither do I.

However, I've come across a couple of over-sharers that actually acted a little indignant that I wasn't sharing videos of my kids.  Apparently, I'm not really proud of my kids unless I turn them into performing monkees.

The Lounge Michael Brown death by cop Sep 09 2014
17:18 (UTC)
Original Post by amwick:

Michael Brown's Juvenile records are still sealed. 

Yeah, it's the law.  What's the argument for unsealing them?

The Lounge Ray Rice (Football player who knocked out his wife) Sep 09 2014
17:15 (UTC)
Original Post by crazineko:

Do you think he will be allowed to come back like Michael Vicks in a few years? 

If they do a good PR job and get the amount of money they'll make from him to last long enough for fans to forget about it - Yes.

The Lounge Cuz the Lounge is boring and needs a good fight Sep 09 2014
17:01 (UTC)
Original Post by catwalker:

Glad I don't remember it at all then. Is it more stupid than Grandma got run over by a Reindeer?

Let's just say I would rather hear the Grandma song.  

But if I hear the first chords of that stupider shoe song, I shall be forced to link to youtube again....

The Lounge Cuz the Lounge is boring and needs a good fight Sep 09 2014
16:54 (UTC)
Original Post by catwalker:

Original Post by runesplendor:

It would be nice if stores played more classical offerings and fewer poppy remakes.

And if they quit playing Do they know it's Christmas altogether.  That one drives me nuts. 

We could fight about that. I find the classic ones boring, old and stale. I prefer the rock and pop versions for the most part. I've never heard "Do they know it's Christmas", either that or I just tuned it out and can't remember hearing it.

I'd break out my diatribe about why that is one of the most stupid Christmas songs of all time, but it's way too early in the year.....

The Lounge Cuz the Lounge is boring and needs a good fight Sep 09 2014
16:48 (UTC)
Original Post by bratcat:

I don't celebrate Christmas so it doesn't bother me (except for maybe hearing the same Christmas/Holiday music over and over and over - you'd think after 2014 years there be a little more variety.)

There is more variety.  The problem is that shopping malls and radio stations don't play Red Peters for some reason. (NSFW)

I haven't finished shopping for birthdays, so Xmas is going to have to wait.

The Lounge 13 of the least wearable swimsuits Aug 29 2014
20:20 (UTC)

And this is this distinct difference between "swimwear" and "beachwear" - although I can't imagine why someone would want to wear any of those to a beach or pool.  Sleeves with fringe?  Really?

I think it's kind of like how designers make a dress out of balloons or scrap metal just for the sheer novelty and attention grabber on the runway, with no intentions of it actually being used by anybody.

The Lounge Michael Brown death by cop Aug 19 2014
15:43 (UTC)
Original Post by nomoreexcuses:

2009 case involving Ferguson police brutality (and incompetence).

I'm not sure I read this right, but it looks like the court dismissed the civil suit brought against the police.

The Other Michael Brown.

And people wonder why Ferguson was a tinder box.

The Lounge Michael Brown death by cop Aug 19 2014
15:40 (UTC)
Original Post by theviewfromhere:

Original Post by amwick:

I found the news radio report from Josie days ago.. I found it credible.. so have many other people..  Admittedly I was searching for someone, anyone that had his side, so I was definitely biased there too.

Definitely looking for more real information..




i'm confused: what part of this did you find credible?

the part where the cop is giving his friends and family information about an open investigation? the part where those friends and family decide it's okay to pass the story along? the part where one of those friends--who allegedly heard the story second-hand at best--feels compelled to call a syndicated conservative shock jock (NOT a news radio report) from texas to tell the story, using a fake name?

or the part where that information just happens to paint the cop as a perfectly nice guy trying to gently herd some bad boys off the road?

do i think this is the cop's version of the story? i suppose it might be a version of his version. do i think it's factual? not bloody likely.

Interesting.  I too am curious as to why it's more credible than an eye witness (skip to third paragraph for eyewitness info, although the lead up is rather interesting, too).

The Lounge Hillary = Hitler Aug 19 2014
13:45 (UTC)


Hitler was also one of the first to go after tobacco.

Way to go, America.

The Lounge Michael Brown death by cop Aug 18 2014
11:01 (UTC)
Original Post by lysistrata:

The article misses the point. 

And I think you're missing the point of the article:  Theft does not merit a death sentence, and both the police dept and segments of the media acting like it somehow justifies that amount of force used against an unarmed person with their hands in the air or that the people of Ferguson shouldn't be that upset about it is ridiculous.

The Lounge Michael Brown death by cop Aug 18 2014
02:46 (UTC)
Original Post by catwalker:

I wish Santo would weigh in on what the atmosphere is like locally.

"Local atmosphere" is a very relative term in the St. Louis area - a lot a people can say they're in St. Louis, but anyone from here can tell you there's a vast difference between the city, the incorporated areas, the county, and what is known collectively as the metro area.  I'm in South County, so far south I'm almost not in St. Louis County, and the best I can tell in my little mostly white middle class suburb is that people are confused about the whole thing, since they can't really relate to it.  Which is not surprising since St. Louis is one of the most segregated areas in the nation

That being said, It Doesn't Matter if Michael Brown Stole a Box of Cigars.

The Lounge Indirect responsibility Aug 01 2014
14:54 (UTC)
Original Post by trh:

If you are President of the USA, you are always held accountable for things that you are indirectly responsible for.

ETA:  Just realized this has to be sarcasm....

The Lounge Favorite quotes Aug 01 2014
13:20 (UTC)

Congress is the 'Sharknado 2' of government.

~Jon Stewart

The Lounge Indirect responsibility Aug 01 2014
12:15 (UTC)
Original Post by cajunrider:

If we hold Samuel Colt indirectly responsible for gun murders, can we hold indirectly responsible Alfred Nobel for bombing/explosion deaths, Michael Faraday for murders by electrocution?


Sure, but a lot of people were able to defend themselves and loved ones with a Colt revolver, Nobel revolutionized the mining industry and thus increased the wealth and abundance of goods, and electricity has improved the standard of living for almost everyone on the planet.  Sure, without electricity people wouldn't get electrocuted - but you also don't have.....this conversation.

And how far do you want to take this?  Does the public have any responsibility for the negative effects of these things, since a big reason why they propagated is because the public demanded and took advantage of their benefits?

The Lounge whose picture should be on the $20 bill? Jul 31 2014
21:12 (UTC)
Original Post by gotborked:

Andrew Jackson.

Why does it have to be someone we like?  He's part of your cultural heritage.  Deal with it.

It's not a matter of whether or not we "like" him or whether or not he's part of our cultural heritage.  More popular and culturally significant people are certainly not there, and I'm not advocating for everything to be replaced. 

However, I think we can come with a better person to honor on our currency than someone who ignored the Supreme Court and was responsible for genocide.