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    Cyburbian michaelskis's avatar
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    ASB Stereotypes – what Stereotype do you dislike?

    I know three people who are in there mid 40’s about 6’ tall, skinny other than a slight beer gut, pale, small thin mustache, thin hair (on the verge of going bald or bald, and all three of them act the exact same. (like they know everything under the sun, and I don’t know squat because I am only 25)

    Do you have a visual type of person that you would prefer to avoid?
    Trusting a DC politician with your money is like trusting a hungry dog with a raw steak.

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    Quote Originally posted by michaelskis
    Do you have a visual type of person that you would prefer to avoid?
























    I don't know....maybe...um....people with giant pussing boils on their face....I generally avoid them.
    I'm sorry. Is my bias showing?

    The ends can justify the means.

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    You forgot something:
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    “As soon as public service ceases to be the chief business of the citizens, and they would rather serve with their money than with their persons, the State is not far from its fall”
    Jean-Jacques Rousseau

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    Quote Originally posted by michaelskis
    Do you have a visual type of person that you would prefer to avoid?
    Young recently weaned punks fresh out of college carrying all that book learning baggage with them who think they know it all.

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    Thanks, giff. I don't have photoshop readily available.
    I'm sorry. Is my bias showing?

    The ends can justify the means.

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    Quote Originally posted by giff57
    You forgot something:
    Ouch...

    Wow... do ya feel the love in the room?
    Trusting a DC politician with your money is like trusting a hungry dog with a raw steak.

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    Drag Queens



    ...is it just me, or does that drag queen look like our very own MZ?

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    This is one of those urban legends that's been floating around email, but it shows one's stupidity when it comes to stereotypes.

    A Vegas Story



    For anyone who didn't see David Letterman's take on this:
    (And it's a true story...)

    On a recent weekend in Atlantic City, a woman won a
    bucketful of quarters at a slot machine. She took a
    break from the slots for dinner with her husband in the
    hotel dining room. But first she wanted to stash the
    quarters in her room. "I'll be right back and we'll go
    to eat," she told her husband and carried the coin-laden
    bucket to the elevator.

    As she was about to walk into the elevator she noticed
    two men already aboard. Both were black. One of them was
    tall...very tall...an intimidating figure. The woman
    froze. Her first thought was: These two are going to rob
    me. Her next thought was: Don't be a bigot; they look
    like perfectly nice gentlemen. But racial stereotypes
    are powerful and fear immobilized her.

    She stood and stared at the two men. She felt anxious,
    flustered and ashamed. She hoped they didn't read her
    mind but Gosh; they had to know what she was thinking!!!
    Her hesitation about joining them in the elevator was
    all too obvious now. Her face was flushed. She couldn't
    just stand there, so with a mighty effort of will she
    picked up one foot and stepped forward and followed with
    the other foot and was on the elevator. Avoiding eye
    contact, she turned around stiffly and faced the
    elevator doors as they closed. A second passed, and then
    another second, and then another. Her fear increased!
    The elevator didn't move. Panic consumed her. My God,
    she thought, I'm trapped and about to be robbed!

    Her heart plummeted. Perspiration poured from every
    pore. Then one of the men said, "Hit the floor."
    Instinct told her to do what they told her. The bucket
    of quarters flew upwards as she threw out her arms and
    dove to the elevator floor. A shower of coins
    rained down on her. Take my money and spare me, she prayed.

    More seconds passed. She heard one of the men say
    politely, "Ma'am, if you'll just tell us what floor
    you're going to, we'll push the button." The one who
    said it had a little trouble getting the words out. He
    was trying mightily to hold in a belly laugh. The woman
    lifted her head and looked up at the two men. They
    reached down to help her up. Confused, she struggled to
    her feet. "When I told my friend here to hit the
    floor," said the average sized one, "I meant that he
    should hit the elevator button for our floor. I didn't
    mean for you to actually hit the floor, ma'am."

    He spoke genially. He bit his lip. It was obvious he was
    having a hard time not laughing. The woman thought: My
    God, what a spectacle I've made of myself. She was
    humiliated to speak. She wanted to blurt out an apology,
    but words failed her. How do you apologize to two
    perfectly respectable gentlemen for behaving as though
    they were going to rob you? She didn't know what to say.
    The three of them gathered up the strewn quarters and
    refilled her bucket.

    When the elevator arrived at her floor they then
    insisted on walking her to her room. She seemed a little
    unsteady on her feet, and they were afraid she might not
    make it down the corridor.

    At her door they bid her a good evening. As she slipped
    into her room she could hear them roaring with laughter
    as they walked back to the elevator. The woman brushed
    herself off. She pulled herself together and went
    downstairs for dinner with her husband.

    The next morning flowers were delivered to her room
    - a dozen roses.

    Attached to EACH rose was a crisp one hundred dollar
    bill. The card said: "Thanks for the best laugh we've
    had in years." It was signed;
    Eddie Murphy, Michael Jordan
    "A witty woman is a treasure, a witty beauty is a power!"

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    Quote Originally posted by Chet
    ...is it just me, or does that drag queen look like our very own MZ?
    Dude, you seriously need your eyes checked: How could you possibly mistake a platinum blonde for Moi??

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    Well, I agree with Rod Hilton on this guy.

    *Harsh language may not be work safe!*
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    Quote Originally posted by Planderella
    This is one of those urban legends that's been floating around email, but it shows one's stupidity when it comes to stereotypes.
    THAT IS GREAT!
    Trusting a DC politician with your money is like trusting a hungry dog with a raw steak.

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    Quote Originally posted by statler
    Well, I agree with Rod Hilton on this guy.

    *Harsh language may not be work safe!*
    I was thinking of how to describe that type of sullen, slick, "bad-@ss" with Fear This stickers on his rear window, but that link just about covers it.

    But keep in mind, that the worst ones are the guys who are more successful at pulling it off. The guy who actually is handsome or intimidating, hitting on your girlfriend at the gym. This poor guy is funny because he falls short of being a stud despite his boy-band look.

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    Quote Originally posted by statler
    Well, I agree with Rod Hilton on this guy.

    *Harsh language may not be work safe!*
    OMG. I just started choking on my Campbells Soup at Hand. A++++

    lmao.

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    I don't like high school kids. The worst part is knowing that I acted the same way (probably worse) when I was in High School.

    I don't like people over 25 with dyed hair and tons of visible tatoos and face piercings. That stuff is cool when you are in high school, even college. Now that you are an adult, give it up.

    I don't like rednecks.

    I don't like any of the people that I see on those reality dating shows like Elimidate. People like that annoy the crap out of me.
    "I'm a white male, age 18 to 49. Everyone listens to me, no matter how dumb my suggestions are."

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    I avoid the school kids on the loser cruiser by either getting on before 7AM or on after 8AM. Same thing with the afternoon. I hate those punks. Yapping about this and that when in all reality I would love to kick them all in the face and call them Sally.

    People that smell like they bathed in a cesspool of worm guts and MD 20/20. You know the type, the ones always asking you for change, and then they say some obcenity about you when you give them nothing, when in all reality I would love to kick them all in the face and call them Sally.

    What Repo Man said about the elimidate crowd, when in all reality I would love to kick them all in the face and call them Sally.

    Disclaimer: The use of the name Sally and/or any other name is purely coinccidental. Sorry Sally's.
    A guy once told me, "Do not have any attachments, do not have anything in your life you are not willing to walk out on in 30 seconds flat if you spot the heat around the corner."


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    i forgot to answer - the only type of people I really really dislike, are boys/men that wear their pants hanging precipitously off their fannies, with their pantlegs pooling around their untied sneakers. although, if they're pushing a stroller, i hate them a little less, and just feel sorry for them.

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    Gotta get on board as far as hating obnoxious teenagers. Those kind of kids who seems to think normal people with cars, jobs, families and some acquired maturity are so funny and uncool! When you get down to it who is more lame and uncool than a 14-16 year old boy or girl? I remember. I was one.

    Sometimes I want to shake them and tell them, "Look at me. I am your future. You will be just like me or worse when you're my age and you will think kids like yourself are so stupid.Now pull up your pants, get that ring out of your eyebrow and quit listening to that rap music."
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    Quote Originally posted by otterpop
    ...Now pull up your pants, get that ring out of your eyebrow and quit listening to that rap music."
    ...and get off my lawn, you damn kids!!!! :-}
    I'm sorry. Is my bias showing?

    The ends can justify the means.

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    The grizzled older rural dweller who owns hundreds of acres of land and decides that it is time to develop it and when you tell him the fees goes off on you.

    Typified by wearing the dress "greens" to town with a truckers baseball cap for the Co-Op or other feed company.

    "You tell me that it is going to cost me $2000 to create a lot, ......" (Meanwhile he'll be able to sell it for 30K and bought it for $100)
    Too lazy to beat myself up for being to lazy to beat myself up for being too lazy to... well you get the point....

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    I agree with Repo Man, I don;t like Rednecks. I especially hate the rednecks who advertise the fact with a "Redneck" sticker on their crappy car/over heightened truck. Being an undereducated, smelly, tobacco chewin, underachieving member of American society is NOTHING to be proud of.

    Also it seems that teenagers seem to all want to waste their minds on the drugery of pop culture. I.E. shows like Elimidate, Blind Date, and Cheaters. MTV upsets me too. As a young American, I feel we should care at least one once about what is going on, and MAYBE we could learn to occupy ourselves with something other than the IDIOT BOX, pandering to us and dictating our lives.

    Of course I did cancel my high speed internet so I could get a more channels on my satellite package, but it's only because I wanted the new sports channel in Colo. that with show the Avs and the Nuggets. As well as extreme skiing on my lunch hour.

    I Guess I'm jumping all over the place here. Thanks for listening Cyburbia!I'll go back to my existence in my cubicle for the rest of the day.
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    You can go out, you can take a ride/And when you get out on your own/You get all smoothed out inside/And it's good to be alone
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    This is the thread of my dreams. THANK YOU ALL.

    To be honest, I ignore the male half of the species completely. So in regards to the female half of the populations. What do I go for? Who do I not mind hanging with? Bottom line ----- if someone is "real" and honest with themselves about who they are, I can hang with them. My current squeeze characterizes herself as "classic white trash", but to know where she is now, tells me that she as strength and resolve, but I scare her because I don' t play games. I can hang with anyone who doesn't criticize me without reasonable grounds. Period. I don't care where you come from.

    EDIT --- I should note that my children take MLK day very seriously and have to listen to MLK speeches on that day. My son "a young white boy" has had a MLK poster on his wall for the past 5 years.

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    I hate the people that fit in the "dumb blonde" stereotype, which, while they don't actually need to be blonde, I've proven that a fair number of cases the stereotype is 100% certain (No offense JNL )

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    WOW... this has been a fun thread!

    Pack Rats... hands down. Why can't they just get rid of stuff that they dont use?

    Another is a secretary that doesn’t do anything. They sit there, make personal calls on the phone, and take more time off than anyone else in the office.

    Some secretaries are amazing yet some are worthless.
    Trusting a DC politician with your money is like trusting a hungry dog with a raw steak.

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    Quote Originally posted by michaelskis
    Pack Rats... hands down. Why can't they just get rid of stuff that they dont use?
    Mr. Downtown is a pack rat. I don't mind stuff that we really will need or use someday. But he has an ENTIRE DRAWER full of tighty whities that he has not worn ONCE in the 6 years we've been together, and fully maintains that he's saving them to wash the cars with! argh!

    And don't even get me started on his baseball card collection......


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