Thread: Random Thought Thread
09-17-2013, 07:05 PM #36861You hem me in -- behind and before;
you have laid your hand upon me.
Such knowledge is too wonderful for me,
too lofty for me to attain.
09-17-2013, 07:15 PM #36862
09-17-2013, 07:16 PM #36863
09-17-2013, 07:19 PM #36864
09-17-2013, 07:30 PM #36865
I think people who arent white looking pale is unattractive and people who're white trying to look black is equally unattractive too.
I like the red headed scots women but I sort of like that because I think they are being true to type if you know what I mean. They cant be anything other than what they are because they freckle they dont tan.It is a luxury to be understood - Ralph Waldo Emerson
Those who can make you believe absurdities, can make you commit atrocities - Voltaire
A kind thought is the hope of the world - Anon
09-17-2013, 09:27 PM #36866
And to top it off, a bunch of racist American fucks caused a stir too- http://newsfeed.time.com/2013/09/16/...-racist-slurs/
On the bright side...Gordon's gin <3 You're like an old friend, history full of baggage included.Jarlaxle: fact checking this thread makes me want to go all INFP on my wrists
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09-17-2013, 10:41 PM #36867
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09-17-2013, 11:18 PM #36868
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I listened to an interesting radio programme a few months ago (I may have even posted it somewhere on these forums, but I can't find it in a search of my posts) about how advertising uses shame to encourage people to buy products. In essence a 'problem' is created, and the advertisement offers a "product solution". One of the examples they gave was underarm deodorants and anti-perspirants, which didn't become popular until the 20th century after ad campaigns successfully convinced the consuming populace that underarm odour was embarrassing and a sign of poor health.
It was the same with mouthwash. Listerine had been used as all sorts of things: floor cleaner, surgical antiseptic, even a gonorrhea treatment, but it didn't become popular until the 1920s when it was advertised as a mouthwash to 'cure' chronic halitosis. Halitosis was a very obscure medical term until then but Listerine popularized it, and through advertising made millions of dollars by promising to cure this medical condition. Before then "bad breath" was just a fact of life, it wasn't considered a 'problem' at all.
The sad irony is that no scientific study has shown that Listerine can cure halitosis at all. It will kill germs but it doesn't actually make the underlying causes of halitosis go away. It just makes your breath smell minty for a few minutes.
So, just as Speed Stick is your 'cure' for having embarrassing body odour whitening creams are a 'cure' for dark-skinned people who would look 'healthier' if they were paler. And tanning beds and 'bronzing' creams are a 'cure' for pale-skinned people who would look 'healthier' if they had 'beautiful' olive skin.
09-18-2013, 09:36 AM #36869garbageGuest
I usually drink two cups of coffee. Yesterday, I felt like I needed a third. Turns out that that was because it was decaf
09-18-2013, 09:39 AM #36870garbageGuest