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How long did it take you to notice that the poll changed? (11-26-2012)

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« Reply #44310 on: October 08, 2014, 10:53:43 pm »
Slinky you are far too young to be drinking.  You better hand all of that beer over to me for safe keeping.

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« Reply #44311 on: October 17, 2014, 03:08:21 pm »
Yes Ink, you can keep all the America 'Beer'.
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« Reply #44312 on: October 17, 2014, 03:21:04 pm »
Oooh, beer is a slur now too.  Don't use it too much or it will get all diluted like all that America 'Beer'.   ;D

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« Reply #44313 on: October 17, 2014, 04:46:37 pm »
America has a new microbrewery thing going but I don't know how good any of it is.

I'm worried they might be more about image than quality beers at good prices.
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« Reply #44314 on: October 17, 2014, 08:05:37 pm »
There are good microbrewed beers/ales/lagers in USA/Canada, but it is the meme of the watery America Beer is contains the tried and true humor.  It is like the meme of English cuisine, or teeth.  It doesn't have to be universally true... it is more of what old fogies fondly remember while yelling at kids to get off their lawn.

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« Reply #44315 on: October 17, 2014, 10:40:05 pm »
Amal Alamuddin is getting grief from feminists for changing her name to Amal Clooney.

Her name her choice.  Anything else seems like bullying to me.

The only question seems to be whether it is an undue legal burned to keep or change a name.
The real equality issue is how it is not socially acceptable for a man to choose to change his name instead.  That is the sexist issue that feminists should be at least acknowledge.  George didn't socially have the option to become George Alamuddin.  It doesn't matter if he wouldn't choose it.  He should still have had the real choice to do it without risking social ridicule.

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« Reply #44316 on: October 18, 2014, 01:04:30 am »
Are there that many guys who would want to do that, though?

I think Amal will be just fine.

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« Reply #44317 on: October 18, 2014, 02:32:11 am »
Personally, if I was ever in a position to have kids, I really wouldn't want them to have my last name.  I just feel the sound of it is a bit dissonant and harsh.  There are a lot of last names I would not like to have.  Names also can be rather ruined by history, specifically the misdeeds or bad reputation of people with that name.

Anyway, my point wasn't about the utility or necessity of men changing their names, but of the indoctrinated social norm that exists.  Women have a choice, which is good.  However, when everyone is freely able to choose without impediment, then women will be empowered even more (men too).

Having to explain or justify such a choice makes the choice less free, and a bit of an imposition.  Currently, women can follow tradition or not follow tradition.  Accepting or rejecting in the face of a social norm is not really a free choice.  If a man changes his last name, he will forever have to be explaining "why" to justify his choice in the face of suspicion, doubt, and maybe even ridicule.

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« Reply #44318 on: October 18, 2014, 07:47:28 am »
Names also can be rather ruined by history, specifically the misdeeds or bad reputation of people with that name.

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« Reply #44319 on: October 18, 2014, 11:23:06 am »
Are there that many guys who would want to do that, though?

I've thought about it. Wouldn't care either way. It's just a name.

To be honest neither of us want to change our name. It's a pain in the asscrack to change that **** and then if you have to change it back you spend years getting mail sent to the wrong place. Ask my sister about that. Don't bother changing names. Or do. It doesn't matter it's just a name.

These people that are bitching about this sound like the idiots that think the wedding day is more important than the rest of your life together.

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« Reply #44320 on: October 20, 2014, 01:08:30 am »
I have been having serious trouble with self discipline lately, and apparently there is a website where you can set goals for yourself and track them as if you're playing an RPG:

https://habitrpg.com/

I needed this and I am very glad it exists. It seems I can only get my life in order if my life becomes a video game.
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« Reply #44321 on: October 20, 2014, 09:40:12 am »
This is cool.