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Forum: Amusement Bark 24 December 2015, 10:12 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 5,107
Posted By Tom o' Bedlam
Theme Icon Regarding "Christmas as a meritocracy", this is...

Regarding "Christmas as a meritocracy", this is one of my favorite passages from The Life and Adventures of Santa Claus:
Forum: Social Studies 25 November 2015, 01:10 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 3,294
Posted By Tom o' Bedlam
His mother did say something about all faith...

His mother did say something about all faith being important, which might suggest she has some religious inclination herself.

Even the comments on this article aren't so bad. I went there...
Forum: Social Studies 25 September 2015, 05:14 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,198
Posted By Tom o' Bedlam
It's a very convenient all-purpose excuse.

It's a very convenient all-purpose excuse.
Forum: Social Studies 25 September 2015, 03:24 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,198
Posted By Tom o' Bedlam
Hajj stampede: Saudis face growing criticism over deaths

Iran has led growing criticism of Saudi Arabia after at least 717 people died and 863 were injured in a stampede near the holy city of Mecca on Thursday.
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Forum: Wild Kingdom 28 August 2015, 07:55 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,747
Posted By Tom o' Bedlam
Actually, I'm pretty sure that's the old...

Actually, I'm pretty sure that's the old meaning...
Forum: Social Studies 02 June 2015, 11:50 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 9,163
Posted By Tom o' Bedlam
That was my first thought as well. It's like he's...

That was my first thought as well. It's like he's saying, "Look at this! Nobody wants to see this! LOOK AT THIS!"
Forum: Soapbox Derby 17 May 2015, 12:16 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 3,137
Posted By Tom o' Bedlam
That rather seems to have been the gist of the...

That rather seems to have been the gist of the workshop anyway. The whole thing comes across like a bad stand-up routine, and I feel the headline communicates that pretty well.
Forum: SLC 28 March 2015, 09:38 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,655
Posted By Tom o' Bedlam
Icon07 I've been laid off

So, my boss called me into his office the other day to tell me that my position no longer existed and that I'd be out of a job as of the end of next week.

I'm still trying to work out how I feel...
Forum: NFBSK Gone Wild! 20 March 2015, 02:23 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 4,428
Posted By Tom o' Bedlam
Now, that is one classy logo!

Now, that is one classy logo!
Forum: The Doctor Is In 18 March 2015, 04:45 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 23,217
Posted By Tom o' Bedlam
This sounds a lot like what I was going through a...

This sounds a lot like what I was going through a few months ago. I had a pain in my lower left abdomen, varying in intensity but always present. I had an ultrasound, CAT scan, and colonoscopy, none...
Forum: History 04 March 2015, 04:14 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 46,755
Posted By Tom o' Bedlam
But while the Sasquatch, Yeti, and other such...

But while the Sasquatch, Yeti, and other such entities could be said to be derived from apes or large, hairy men, I would argue that the flying saucer doesn't have any similar analog in the ancient...
Forum: Social Studies 19 February 2015, 05:23 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 4,868
Posted By Tom o' Bedlam
But they were trying to be respectful! I mean, if...

But they were trying to be respectful! I mean, if they'd called the police she might've been embarrassed!

Besides, the good students have to be protected from drug dealers - just like the good...
Forum: Book Corner 09 February 2015, 08:00 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 5,349
Posted By Tom o' Bedlam
:lol: Thanks! I tend to think of everyone as just...

:lol: Thanks! I tend to think of everyone as just looking like their avatar. Which I suppose would make me invisible. I should probably fix that...
Forum: Book Corner 06 February 2015, 10:56 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 5,349
Posted By Tom o' Bedlam
Soapbox I've recorded an audiobook!

Like, an actual, legitimate, commercially-available product.

Some of you might remember a few years back when I posted my reading of A Christmas Carol, which I'd done as a personal project for...
Forum: Soapbox Derby 30 January 2015, 05:04 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 5,699
Posted By Tom o' Bedlam
D'oh! And he talks about other people living in...

And he talks about other people living in bubbles...
Forum: Social Studies 20 January 2015, 10:34 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 10,263
Posted By Tom o' Bedlam
I suspect the latter. It may have been intended...

I suspect the latter. It may have been intended as something along the lines of "talk about your fears, secrets, all the things you need to get out but are too afraid to voice to your friends and...
Forum: Social Studies 19 January 2015, 10:05 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 11,598
Posted By Tom o' Bedlam
There must be something wrong with me. I'm not...

There must be something wrong with me. I'm not prone to giving compliments (being an awkward social misfit) but if I were to compliment a woman on her appearance and she agreed with me, I'm pretty...
Forum: Social Studies 24 December 2014, 04:03 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 17,946
Posted By Tom o' Bedlam
Don't mind me. I've been really bored lately.

Don't mind me. I've been really bored lately.
Forum: Social Studies 23 December 2014, 11:14 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 17,946
Posted By Tom o' Bedlam
As some of my previous posts might suggest, I do...

As some of my previous posts might suggest, I do have sympathy for that line of reasoning. I don't think we can or should be held responsible every time a person misconstrues or takes a comment "the...
Forum: Social Studies 22 December 2014, 05:53 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 7,884
Posted By Tom o' Bedlam
Really, the school should've been one of those...

Really, the school should've been one of those resources. Were they going to take it back at the end of the year?
Forum: Social Studies 22 December 2014, 05:36 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 18,645
Posted By Tom o' Bedlam
In the song's defense, the stanza following the...

In the song's defense, the stanza following the "drink" line has him asking "Mind if I move in closer?", which could be a textbook example of requesting consent before taking action. I guess it's...
Forum: Social Studies 15 December 2014, 09:30 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 17,946
Posted By Tom o' Bedlam
I think I may be approaching it from a "don't...

I think I may be approaching it from a "don't feed the trolls" mentality. Even if we have reason to doubt the intentions of one who may or may not have simply stumbled over the stereotype by...
Forum: Social Studies 15 December 2014, 09:25 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 17,946
Posted By Tom o' Bedlam
I guess I've always been vaguely aware of the...

I guess I've always been vaguely aware of the watermelon stereotype, but it's always seemed a sort of archaic and old-folksy notion to me, and for that reason I have difficulty taking it seriously....
Forum: Police Blotter 24 November 2014, 06:21 PM
Replies: 140
Views: 52,375
Posted By Tom o' Bedlam
Really, Guardian? That's the headline you're...

Really, Guardian? That's the headline you're going with? You couldn't have come up with something a teensy bit clearer?
Forum: Social Studies 21 November 2014, 10:42 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 7,755
Posted By Tom o' Bedlam
I was thinking the same thing, and had even been...

I was thinking the same thing, and had even been prepared to write of the criticism as overblown for that reason, like when people were up in arms about Barbie saying "Math class is tough" (usually...
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