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ishmael
04-29-2018, 05:20 AM
https://youtu.be/YpUSD4Lrt34

Ian McColgin
04-29-2018, 07:17 AM
Proving once again that the Illuminati directed the US government to set up the September 11 terror attack to further Katy Perry's Satanic cult . . .

Perhaps ishmael posted this drivel as some sort of satire.

Paul Pless
04-29-2018, 07:21 AM
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_lu_Hgw60Ns

skuthorp
04-29-2018, 07:35 AM
#3….perfect match. Likely, as the old adage says, they got the president they deserve.

Tom Montgomery
04-29-2018, 07:37 AM
I do not underestimate the utter vacuity of most people. I read the WoodenBoat Forum Bilge daily and am regularly reminded. I also work five days a week alongside a lot of Trumpists.

McMike
04-29-2018, 07:39 AM
What charity shall I donate to this time to counteract this most recent utterance of the OP's stupidity? I know, I'm gonna go eat Mexican food and buy my South American friends, all of whom who work harder in a day than Ish has had to work in his entire life, a beer on Friday even though it's not my turn. I love this, it's like a drinking game.

ishmael
04-29-2018, 07:53 AM
Have you ever met me McMike? Face to face? Your presumption of knowing how hard I've worked is an example of the vacuity. It's worse than the emptiness of the OP, because it's a personal attack without knowing anything. Shame on you.

The Dice 'man on the street' interviews are eye opening. Setting aside conservative/liberal monikers of the interviewer, people are just numb about the most basic information.

Paul Pless
04-29-2018, 07:55 AM
I know, I'm gonna go eat Mexican food and buy my South American friends, all of whom who work harder in a day than Ish has had to work in his entire life, a beer on Friday even though it's not my turn. paraphrased from an interview on npr yesterday,

"what's the best part of traveling?"

"eating different tacos"

Garret
04-29-2018, 08:01 AM
paraphrased from an interview on npr yesterday,

"what's the best part of traveling?"

"eating different tacos"

Marcia Ball seems like an interesting lady.

Paul Pless
04-29-2018, 08:04 AM
Marcia Ball seems like an interesting lady.


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JEpIgekT_fU

Garret
04-29-2018, 08:09 AM
Oh - I've heard her music & seen her live. The interview showed some depth that one doesn't always learn about directly from the music.

Paul Pless
04-29-2018, 08:10 AM
i was just trolling for jimmy ;)

John Smith
04-29-2018, 08:13 AM
There's a difference between not liking Mexican food and thinking a judge of Mexican descent cannot judge fairly.

downthecreek
04-29-2018, 08:15 AM
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JEpIgekT_fU

That's alright indeed!!!! BY:DY>

McMike
04-29-2018, 08:20 AM
Have you ever met me McMike? Face to face? Your presumption of knowing how hard I've worked is an example of the vacuity. It's worse than the emptiness of the OP, because it's a personal attack without knowing anything. Shame on you.

The Dice 'man on the street' interviews are eye opening. Setting aside conservative/liberal monikers of the interviewer, people are just numb about the most basic information.

Did you not watch the very video you posted? It's tabloid, gotcha tactics to the millionth degree. Because you posted it says a lot about you, nothing good or thought provoking in terms of what I think you're getting at, which is an effing impossibility to discern most of the time, FWIW. It's propaganda, really transparent and poorly made propaganda at that. It's an IQ test, in fact, one that proves anyone that buys into the really poorly conceived thesis behind it scored lower than average.

McMike
04-29-2018, 08:20 AM
paraphrased from an interview on npr yesterday,

"what's the best part of traveling?"

"eating different tacos"

That's kinda funny.

Ian McColgin
04-29-2018, 08:30 AM
"The Dice 'man on the street' interviews are eye opening." [#7]

A bit of third-rate performance art where the man with the mike gives his content in the form of a false yes-or-no question and people respond by yessing him as they ease politely away from the obnoxious fool is not an interview. But is is eye opening to realize that a person that crazy has a public career.

Ed Harrow
04-29-2018, 08:41 AM
https://youtu.be/NzuXQCTycvg

It just might help...

McMike
04-29-2018, 08:45 AM
https://youtu.be/NzuXQCTycvg

It just might help...

God, I wish I had your couth. You got it done without so many words.

ishmael
04-29-2018, 08:47 AM
If you can't see how generally fatuous the interviewees are, Ian, I fear your judgement is terminally impaired. Are they representative? I hope not, while fearing so. Why? Because it's an argument for the post-modern socialist/Marxist side: WE know best, the people are useful idiots.

Paul Pless
04-29-2018, 08:50 AM
How carefully setup and selectively edited do you think that farcical video is?

McMike
04-29-2018, 08:52 AM
If you can't see how generally fatuous the interviewees are, Ian, I fear your judgement is terminally impaired. Are they representative? I hope not, while fearing so. Why? Because it's an argument for the post-modern socialist/Marxist side: WE know best, the people are useful idiots.

If you can't see how generally fatuous the interviewer is . . . well, I don't need to get banned for stating the obvious. But thanks for the new word, I'll use it in good health.

ishmael
04-29-2018, 09:01 AM
So you fine gentlemen think the whole thing is staged and edited in pursuit of politics? I hope you're right, while pretty sure you're wrong.

mmd
04-29-2018, 09:01 AM
Is it time for a quote from Jung or Emerson yet?

McMike
04-29-2018, 09:02 AM
So you fine gentlemen think the whole thing is staged and edited in pursuit of politics? I hope you're right, while pretty sure you're wrong.

This is a fairly easy answer to give in the sea of ambiguity that is society, politics, and religion: YES.

Jim Bow
04-29-2018, 09:13 AM
Ask a dozen people that question. Eliminate the 11 who call his bluff. Present your video and call them " most people".

David G
04-29-2018, 09:44 AM
Proving once again that the Illuminati directed the US government to set up the September 11 terror attack to further Katy Perry's Satanic cult . . .

Perhaps ishmael posted this drivel as some sort of satire.

I'm pretty sure it was as part of a well-considered regimen of dream analysis...

Barry
04-29-2018, 09:47 AM
[QUOTE=Paul Pless;5548184]How carefully setup and selectively edited do you think that farcical video is?[/QUOTE

No ****. Where's the stuff that got cut from the video.
This obviously appeals to simpletons.

David G
04-29-2018, 09:48 AM
I don't really understand all the push-back about this topic. Y'all are butting heads with a stone cold expert.

Tom Montgomery
04-29-2018, 09:48 AM
The Dice 'man on the street' interviews are eye opening. Setting aside conservative/liberal monikers of the interviewer, people are just numb about the most basic information.
Yet so many people who are numb about the most basic information vote and purchase and wear MAGA ball caps.

Clearly the interview subjects were not paying close attention to the question and were responding to the words "should we tolerate such bigotry."

So we learn two things from this YouTube "gotcha" man on the street interview: The interviewees don't like bigotry. The interviewees did not grok the question being asked.

Had the interviewer asked the same question but dropped the word "bigotry" I'd bet the most frequent response would have been, "Will you repeat the question?"
.

Paul Pless
04-29-2018, 10:09 AM
So you fine gentlemen think the whole thing is staged and edited in pursuit of politics? I hope you're right, while pretty sure you're wrong.
Reds donít do irony. And thatís too bad. :D

moTthediesel
04-29-2018, 11:23 AM
Of course, this sort of thing can be done to support any position, and the way it is received tends to say more about it's audience then it's subjects. When well done, however, it can be very funny. As a border-straddling AmeriCanadian guy, I always loved Rick Mercers' "Talking to Americans" segments from "This Hour has 22 Minutes".


https://youtu.be/7ZE0TuKTpo4

Tom

Canoeyawl
04-29-2018, 11:49 AM
vacuity.
late 14c., "hollow space," from Latin vacuitas "empty space, vacancy, freedom," from vacuus "empty" (see vacuum). Originally in anatomy. Meaning "vacancy of mind or thought" is attested from 1590s.

skuthorp
04-29-2018, 04:49 PM
"vacancy of mind or thought" is attested from 1590s."

So they got that one right quite early………….

ishmael
04-29-2018, 06:07 PM
Selective editing? It wouldn't surprise me, though he denies it.

A quick hit? Well, sometimes he circulates petitions, which by their nature require a bit more time and thought.

Two I've seen: A petition endorsing 'post-birth' abortion(ie infanticide). Another advocating forced euthanasia at the age of sixty five. A lot of people were signing both. You decide.

S.V. Airlie
04-29-2018, 06:19 PM
Selective editing? It wouldn't surprise me, though he denies it.

A quick hit? Well, sometimes he circulates petitions, which by their nature require a bit more time and thought.

Two I've seen: A petition endorsing 'post-birth' abortion(ie infanticide). Another advocating forced euthanasia at the age of sixty five. A lot of people were signing both. You decide.I'm sure you have, those anti abortionists will go to any means to promote their agenda. Do you remember the GOP candidate who posted pictures of late term abortions and the PP organization? She later had to admit they were photoshopped

ishmael
04-29-2018, 07:57 PM
That's interesting, I guess, if completely non-sequitur.