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C J (C J), Wednesday, 20 November 2002 08:21 (fourteen years ago) Permalink

i believe the subwoofer should be destroyed and banned forevermore

Queen G (Queeng), Wednesday, 20 November 2002 08:33 (fourteen years ago) Permalink

Bright Eyes is one of my favorite bands.

bnw (bnw), Wednesday, 20 November 2002 08:39 (fourteen years ago) Permalink

If we were in 30's Berlin we'd all be Nazi's.

Sylvestre, Wednesday, 20 November 2002 13:58 (fourteen years ago) Permalink

oil spills are good for the environment -- they're jsut something to keep it on it's toes (and it's had it way too easy of late if you ask me)

Alan (Alan), Wednesday, 20 November 2002 13:59 (fourteen years ago) Permalink

By the time I finish this sentance, three children will have died of starvation. Food worldwide is too expensive. Solution - eat the dead children.

Matt DC (Matt DC), Wednesday, 20 November 2002 14:01 (fourteen years ago) Permalink

some nights the moon is actually so close you cd reach out and touch it

but don't, as its surface temperature is zero kelvin and yr fingers wd shatter into an icy dust

mark s (mark s), Wednesday, 20 November 2002 14:13 (fourteen years ago) Permalink

Bobby Brown is the king of R&B.

Chris V. (Chris V), Wednesday, 20 November 2002 14:14 (fourteen years ago) Permalink

Keanu Reeves is perfectly cast in both Much Ado About Nothing and Dracula.

Pete (Pete), Wednesday, 20 November 2002 14:33 (fourteen years ago) Permalink

You should have 3 C's or above at A-level in order to get into ANY university course. No exceptions.

Lynskey (Lynskey), Wednesday, 20 November 2002 14:34 (fourteen years ago) Permalink

I fucking rule!

Andrew Thames (Andrew Thames), Wednesday, 20 November 2002 14:36 (fourteen years ago) Permalink

That story in the New York Times about some universities (University of Georgia?) giving out scholarships to rich kids who already have big, fat college funds & parents who earn over 200 000$US/yr & have achieved a dazzling B average....perfectly justified.

*cough*

Miss Laura, Wednesday, 20 November 2002 14:39 (fourteen years ago) Permalink

Kittens are so All-American

Liz :x (Liz :x), Wednesday, 20 November 2002 14:40 (fourteen years ago) Permalink

2002 is the best year for music EVER thanks to the Von Downbeats, the Music, the Noise, the Light, the Tapes, the Buses and the Damnable Atrophies!

Marcello Carlin, Wednesday, 20 November 2002 14:40 (fourteen years ago) Permalink

Avril Lavigne is the greatest star in music today.

Graham (graham), Wednesday, 20 November 2002 14:43 (fourteen years ago) Permalink

Avril lavigne is carrying on with sonic youth's good work in mixing rock and avant garde influences.

Julio Desouza (jdesouza), Wednesday, 20 November 2002 14:46 (fourteen years ago) Permalink

"It's very naughty of me, but I would like to set an examination paper at Dover, and turn back every tourist who couldn't pass it."

"What would you ask us?"

Miss Lavis laid her hand pleasantly on Lucy's arm, as if to suggest that she, at all events, would get full marks."

Madchen (Madchen), Wednesday, 20 November 2002 14:47 (fourteen years ago) Permalink

Vanessa Carlton is the new Prince!

Marcello Carlin, Wednesday, 20 November 2002 14:47 (fourteen years ago) Permalink

I don't think Robert DiNiro's bits in Godfather II are necessary or an improvement on the movie.

Ally (mlescaut), Wednesday, 20 November 2002 14:47 (fourteen years ago) Permalink

The 2002 World Cup suffered from bribery of officials.

Dom Passantino (Dom Passantino), Wednesday, 20 November 2002 14:48 (fourteen years ago) Permalink

Oh shit, with these two posts I forgot that I had to BELIEVE them!

OK, then, something I DO believe; Derek Bailey will have a number one single before this decade's out.

Marcello Carlin, Wednesday, 20 November 2002 14:48 (fourteen years ago) Permalink

Non-United States nationals who bitch about how their country is so much better than the U.S. should take a few minutes and consider why so many of their compatriots want to live and work here.

j.lu (j.lu), Wednesday, 20 November 2002 14:49 (fourteen years ago) Permalink

The Sopranos really is the most overrated pile of dreary cack.

Marcello Carlin, Wednesday, 20 November 2002 14:50 (fourteen years ago) Permalink

michael keaton was mesmerizing in "multiplicity" *

*does this controversial opinion necessarily have to be mine?

mitch lastnamewithheld (mitchlnw), Wednesday, 20 November 2002 15:16 (fourteen years ago) Permalink

''OK, then, something I DO believe; Derek Bailey will have a number one single before this decade's out.''

that's something I WANT to believe.

Julio Desouza (jdesouza), Wednesday, 20 November 2002 15:18 (fourteen years ago) Permalink

hiv might not cause aids
in jokes are not jokes

boxcubed (boxcubed), Wednesday, 20 November 2002 15:47 (fourteen years ago) Permalink

None of these opinions are controversial (including this one).

Eyeball Kicks (Eyeball Kicks), Wednesday, 20 November 2002 16:12 (fourteen years ago) Permalink

it is difficult to discern which stoops to more decrepid methods of pimping it's own putresent ass - lord of the rings or missy elliot.

Queen G (Queeng), Wednesday, 20 November 2002 16:31 (fourteen years ago) Permalink

Tom Ewing's pro-pop anti-indie stance is a phase.

Andrew Farrell (afarrell), Wednesday, 20 November 2002 16:32 (fourteen years ago) Permalink

I envy almost everyone on ILE who I claim to dislike.

AND WHAT ANDREW SAID!!

Mark C (Mark C), Wednesday, 20 November 2002 16:33 (fourteen years ago) Permalink

(dunno if I already posted this, but I thought I'd better rephrase)

The people who sometimes annoy me on ILE are on the whole the ones whose talents I most envy.

AND WHAT ANDREW SAID!!

Mark C (Mark C), Wednesday, 20 November 2002 16:34 (fourteen years ago) Permalink

The 'pro-pop' stance seems like more of an excuse for intellectual dishonesty every day.

maura (maura), Wednesday, 20 November 2002 17:17 (fourteen years ago) Permalink

Ouch. There's a lot of pop I'm utterly unthrilled by, but that seems harsh.

Ned Raggett (Ned), Wednesday, 20 November 2002 17:22 (fourteen years ago) Permalink

The American government faked the 1969 Moon landing

stevem (blueski), Wednesday, 20 November 2002 17:40 (fourteen years ago) Permalink

"Disabled people are paying for their sins in a past life"

stevem (blueski), Wednesday, 20 November 2002 17:43 (fourteen years ago) Permalink

the last part of subject line questions aren't worth reading

mitch lastnamewithheld (mitchlnw), Wednesday, 20 November 2002 19:05 (fourteen years ago) Permalink

Vanilla Coke just tastes like cream soda.

Sarah McLusky (coco), Wednesday, 20 November 2002 19:23 (fourteen years ago) Permalink

* Vanilla Coke tastes just like cream soda.
* Coal Gray is better than black.
* Mail should be delivered on Sundays.
* Private schools should be made illegal to bring money back in to the public school system.
* Down with the Death Penalty!
* Freaks and Geeks was one of the top 5 TV shows ever.
* Billy Corgan looked better with hair.
* Turkey should no longer be the focus of Thanksgiving dinner. The 'side' dishes are far better than the main dish (sweet potato casserole mmm...).
* A Dog, though cute, will never make as good of a pet as a cat.
* Having children in hopes of continuing your own legacy is selfish.

Sarah McLusky (coco), Wednesday, 20 November 2002 19:47 (fourteen years ago) Permalink

What? Can't handle my opinions, huh?? Everyone in shock?

Sarah McLusky (coco), Wednesday, 20 November 2002 19:57 (fourteen years ago) Permalink

I approve of Michael Jackson dangling his child out of a window. More parents should follow his example.

Andrew L (Andrew L), Wednesday, 20 November 2002 19:59 (fourteen years ago) Permalink

I approve of Michael Jackson eating his young in front of a live audience. More parents should follow his example.

Dan Perry (Dan Perry), Wednesday, 20 November 2002 20:03 (fourteen years ago) Permalink

Compulsory medical testing and research should be carried out on prison inmates. I like the thought that a serial rapist or murderer could be used as a guinea-pig in helping to find the cure for cancer.

C J (C J), Wednesday, 20 November 2002 20:12 (fourteen years ago) Permalink

it is difficult to discern which stoops to more decrepid methods of pimping it's own putresent ass - lord of the rings or missy elliot.

I believe the Harry Potter industry is even more guilty of this.

j.lu (j.lu), Wednesday, 20 November 2002 20:17 (fourteen years ago) Permalink

"* Billy Corgan looked better with hair."

But he DID!

Curtis Stephens, Wednesday, 20 November 2002 20:20 (fourteen years ago) Permalink

I know I'm going to get a lot of flack on this, especially at this time of year, but...I don't think that sweet potatoes/yams are fit for human consumption. Even topped with marshmallows.

j.lu (j.lu), Wednesday, 20 November 2002 20:29 (fourteen years ago) Permalink

It all seems funny, kinda like a dream, things ain't always what they seem.

jel -- (jel), Wednesday, 20 November 2002 20:30 (fourteen years ago) Permalink

I don't think that sweet potatoes/yams are fit for human consumption
That's ok.
I am a food connoisseur. It's so hard for me to relate with the common folk!

Sarah McLusky (coco), Wednesday, 20 November 2002 20:37 (fourteen years ago) Permalink

I have moments when I think the death penalty might not be a terrible idea. It sometimes seems really expensive and, well, fundamentally perverse to incarcerate someone for life or even for a decade or two.

I don't have a firm opinion on whether abortion should be legal. I've yet to see a totally convincing pro-choice argument (not that I've been reading in depth). My main reason for being sort of pro-choice is that it's a controversial topic and since I don't have a firm decided opinion I want to leave it up to personal choice.

sundar subramanian (sundar), Wednesday, 20 November 2002 22:00 (fourteen years ago) Permalink

The Muppet Show was more annoying than anything else.

Joe (Joe), Wednesday, 20 November 2002 22:40 (fourteen years ago) Permalink

George W. Bush is a big poopy-head.

o. nate (onate), Wednesday, 20 November 2002 22:44 (fourteen years ago) Permalink

The only people who watch Saturday Night Live are in media or the entertainment biz

The Marmadook (latebloomer), Monday, 13 November 2017 03:21 (six days ago) Permalink

that's not true

Universal LULU Nation (upper mississippi sh@kedown), Monday, 13 November 2017 03:22 (six days ago) Permalink

Ok Donald Trump watches it too

The Marmadook (latebloomer), Monday, 13 November 2017 03:26 (six days ago) Permalink

he hate watches it

such a millennial

i n f i n i t y (∞), Monday, 13 November 2017 03:30 (six days ago) Permalink

You know, noted non-media figure Donald Trump

The Marmadook (latebloomer), Monday, 13 November 2017 03:31 (six days ago) Permalink

my wife watches it every week, I watch it most weeks

Universal LULU Nation (upper mississippi sh@kedown), Monday, 13 November 2017 13:03 (six days ago) Permalink

280 characters on twitter is actually fine

k3vin k., Tuesday, 14 November 2017 20:31 (five days ago) Permalink

lol

yeah, doesn't bother me either

Karl Malone, Tuesday, 14 November 2017 20:34 (five days ago) Permalink

Book of Mormon is hella racist

piezoelectric landlord (Ye Mad Puffin), Tuesday, 14 November 2017 20:35 (five days ago) Permalink

yeah I agree re: 280 it’s cool

flappy bird, Tuesday, 14 November 2017 20:46 (five days ago) Permalink

Book of Mormon is just a toned down South Park riff turned into a musical so yes

mh, Tuesday, 14 November 2017 21:04 (five days ago) Permalink

280 "doesn't bother" me either, but that's because my eyes/brain just automatically skips tweets longer than 150/160 chars, I've noticed. It's a terrible change, taking the pace and USP out of twitter entirely. If I want long winded updates I'll check FB, which I'd rather avoid tbh.

Le Bateau Ivre, Tuesday, 14 November 2017 21:45 (five days ago) Permalink

oh i read that as the actual book of mormon being racist xpost

(The Other) J.D. (J.D.), Tuesday, 14 November 2017 21:46 (five days ago) Permalink

yea i was indifferent to 280, who gives a shit really. but i do notice that i don't read any tweets longer than ~150 or so

marcos, Tuesday, 14 November 2017 21:47 (five days ago) Permalink

actual book of mormon is racist too iirc

mh, Tuesday, 14 November 2017 21:47 (five days ago) Permalink

comedians aren't important at all

AdamVania (Adam Bruneau), Tuesday, 14 November 2017 22:47 (five days ago) Permalink

That's controversial?

Terry Micawber (Tom D.), Tuesday, 14 November 2017 22:50 (five days ago) Permalink

well i keep reading "comedians are important, especially in this day and age" as if its a truism.

seems like its a popular narrative in the media, they really "tell it like it is" and "push boundaries". is any evidence that any of this has helped anyone ever?

AdamVania (Adam Bruneau), Tuesday, 14 November 2017 22:53 (five days ago) Permalink

like if anything comedians probably make it easy to laugh about horrible shit and move onto ignoring it

AdamVania (Adam Bruneau), Tuesday, 14 November 2017 22:53 (five days ago) Permalink

a sense of humour is bad not good

mark s, Tuesday, 14 November 2017 22:55 (five days ago) Permalink

^^^

the intentional phallusy (Noodle Vague), Tuesday, 14 November 2017 22:57 (five days ago) Permalink

a sense of irony, however, is a necessity.

ryan, Tuesday, 14 November 2017 23:00 (five days ago) Permalink

garbage people use the phrase 'garbage person' oh wait

ur-oik (rip van wanko), Tuesday, 14 November 2017 23:09 (five days ago) Permalink

lol i agree with Adam, Norm MacDonald nailed it re: this new perception of comics: "Now people say comedians are like 'modern day philosophers'.... which I think is pretty insulting to... modern day philosophers."

flappy bird, Tuesday, 14 November 2017 23:42 (five days ago) Permalink

all casual uses of "garbage person," "trash person," "dumpster fire" etc etc are fucking played-out and annoying

also seem vaguely offensive to waste collectors, who are fine public servants

(The Other) J.D. (J.D.), Wednesday, 15 November 2017 00:03 (four days ago) Permalink

otm!

flappy bird, Wednesday, 15 November 2017 00:15 (four days ago) Permalink

"garbage person," "trash person," "dumpster fire" etc etc

RIYL "shut the front door"

Karl Malone, Wednesday, 15 November 2017 00:16 (four days ago) Permalink

Your diet has fuck-all to do with how long you'll live, or even how you feel and/or look while you live. I firmly believe this.

ur-oik (rip van wanko), Friday, 17 November 2017 18:26 (two days ago) Permalink

it's becoming accepted that genetics has a greater influence on our make-up than we thought, but i believe it's closer to being the absolute, predictive variable

ur-oik (rip van wanko), Friday, 17 November 2017 18:28 (two days ago) Permalink

Your diet has fuck-all to do with how long you'll live, or even how you feel and/or look while you live. I firmly believe this.

― ur-oik (rip van wanko), Friday, November 17, 2017 10:26 AM (eight minutes ago) Bookmark Flag Post Permalink

i can tell you the second part is not true. i have had many different diets in my time (while never dieting) and have fluctuated in weight massively, had worse or better acne, been more or less anxious/tired, slept worse or better.

-_- (jim in vancouver), Friday, 17 November 2017 18:36 (two days ago) Permalink

Smoking 1-3 cigarettes a day is good for you

flappy bird, Friday, 17 November 2017 18:37 (two days ago) Permalink

controversial is in the title guys

ur-oik (rip van wanko), Friday, 17 November 2017 18:40 (two days ago) Permalink

Yeah arguing itt is poor form one ought to outdo the post if anything

Food is poisonous fact

fake pato is kind of racist, dude (darraghmac), Friday, 17 November 2017 18:41 (two days ago) Permalink

anything you eat is likely going to give you cancer eventually

.oO (silby), Friday, 17 November 2017 18:42 (two days ago) Permalink

I didn't eat for like a month before and I literally am invincible now actually

fake pato is kind of racist, dude (darraghmac), Friday, 17 November 2017 18:44 (two days ago) Permalink

seriously just like don't even eat

ur-oik (rip van wanko), Friday, 17 November 2017 18:49 (two days ago) Permalink

I saw a documentary on that

Yerman had only green tea for five days and was able to stand on one leg for idk a minute longer than he had been previously

This was taken as a major success. I took two things from it:

- it must be highly individual in effect cos if I miss lunch by like ten minutes I can hardly stand on both legs

- who the fuck wants to be a hungry flamingo

fake pato is kind of racist, dude (darraghmac), Friday, 17 November 2017 18:54 (two days ago) Permalink

if you consume only green tea and beets, you will literally become a flamingo

ur-oik (rip van wanko), Friday, 17 November 2017 18:56 (two days ago) Permalink

Jackie Chan pretended to be fasting in order to impress an Indian princess he had the hots for in 2017's excellent Kung Fu Yoga.

scott seward, Friday, 17 November 2017 18:57 (two days ago) Permalink

fussy eaters are aliens hiding among us and should be shot

the intentional phallusy (Noodle Vague), Friday, 17 November 2017 19:03 (two days ago) Permalink

anybody who considers themself clever is a big idiot

the intentional phallusy (Noodle Vague), Friday, 17 November 2017 19:04 (two days ago) Permalink

sport is the highest expression of human culture

the intentional phallusy (Noodle Vague), Friday, 17 November 2017 19:05 (two days ago) Permalink

seems like its a popular narrative in the media, (comedians) really "tell it like it is" and "push boundaries". is any evidence that any of this has helped anyone ever?

I think Richard Pryor did help people know they weren't crazy, even while he was beating all his wives and girlfriends.

ice cream social justice (Dr Morbius), Friday, 17 November 2017 19:08 (two days ago) Permalink

all books should be around 6x9" and limited to 300 pages maximum. longer books should only be published as a collection of ~6x9" books.

you are juror number 144 and we will excuse you (Sufjan Grafton), Friday, 17 November 2017 19:20 (two days ago) Permalink

(art, photography, etc. books excluded)

you are juror number 144 and we will excuse you (Sufjan Grafton), Friday, 17 November 2017 19:21 (two days ago) Permalink

Life causes cancer

https://youtu.be/1oDAkmfoAgA

loretta swit happens (Ye Mad Puffin), Friday, 17 November 2017 19:23 (two days ago) Permalink

anybody who considers themself clever is a big idiot

― the intentional phallusy (Noodle Vague), Saturday, 18 November 2017 06:04 (one hour ago) Bookmark Flag Post Permalink

dumb people have started talking about the dunning-kruger effect like it doesn't apply to them

rove mcmanus island (Autumn Almanac), Friday, 17 November 2017 20:53 (two days ago) Permalink


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