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Originally posted by pai mei
I predict a new dark age soon. Anyone with a book in his hand will look suspicious, I think this is happening already...
...A dark age is coming : oil is running out, how do you think all these people who never read a book will behave ? I say they will behave like the medieval peasants.
Originally posted by joecamel
You've never been laughed at for reading? That happened to me and just about everyone I've ever known through school. Even if they weren't voracious readers, reading for assignments would inevitably draw laughter and ridicule. It was a conditioned response, brought on by a nonstop barrage since the 1970's of the same archetypical characters paraded on television. They've essentially rewritten the Jungian standards to redefine how we view ourselves and each other by way of the all-important inner mythologies the combined subconscious helps us connect to. I mean nerds had a standard uniform in mainstream media until Urkel played it out hard.
Sure it's not something as drastic as getting arrested, but, think about how many kids stop reading when they're 8 or 9 because everyone makes fun of them for it. Just as bad, if you ask me.
There's a good Bill Hicks bit about this, as well, RIP. Here's the link, and beware, there is some raw language.
Originally posted by runetang
Wow that was one sentence! Do I get an award for biggest run on POS sentence on ATS?
certain people will almost walk right over you in their seemingly mindless pursuit of the product they are moving toward to purchase. If you're in the way you'd better watch out! The way I dart about Wal-Mart is like Spiderman to avoid roaming carts.
Originally posted by Ian McLean
I've noticed that, too, and not just in shopping centers, even on the sidewalk. Some people just walk like the expect you to get out of their way. One day, I noticed a group of people (family) walking abreast, taking up the whole sidewalk, heading towards me. The teenage girl walking directly at me seemed oblivious, even though she could clearly see me. Rather than stepping into the gutter, I decided to walk on the same path I was on, and sure enough, *smack*, I walked right into her. I apologised and smiled. She looked a little stunned. I felt oddly liberated by the experience.
"...because less than 15% of you read newspapers"
Originally posted by KMFNWO
hold an object representing 4 in one hand. Hold an object representing X 0 in you other hand. X 0 is nothing so you have nothing in your other hand. Put the two hands together and what is left? 4. Therefore you can see clearly that 4 X 0 = 4
[edit on 14-6-2008 by KMFNWO]
Originally posted by djerwulfe
I'm often clued in about arising topics of interest by the sudden appearance of gaps in or difficulty in acquiring information on them.