Not Drinking the Kool-Aid: Venting.

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  1. jorod74

    jorod74 Psycholagnist (Ret.)

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    I only like 2 flavors of Kool-Aid; Cherry and Grape.
    Not "environmentally paranoid", not "Don't Think, just let us do style of governance", not "Minority means everything we say is right" flavor.

    And yet, for not just chugging 40's of that Kool-Aid, it seems i have become a minority that is interestingly enough, excluded from that last tangy flavor i mentioned.

    When a Nobel Laureate/expert tells Conan O'Brien that the center of the earth is thousands of times hotter than the sun, no one corrects him. Not even Conan. we are supposed to just laugh and ignore it.

    I don't buy TF's from Ebay if the seller tells me that Strawberry Shortcake doll is a G1 Overlord, and i won't buy his environmental disasters for the same reason.

    i just don't get how it is considered a bad thing to abstain from Kool-Aid these days.
    When bells and whistles go off in your head when you hear something that isn't jiving, shouldn't you pay attention?
    Shouldn't you question the popular notion sometimes?

    I can't comprehend the horror of Jonestown because I can't imagine 800 or so teens and adults, holding children and listening to a man say, "Time to die, so get your dixie cups and drink poison."

    Hell, i won't climb on to a Ferris Wheel even with a naked Jessica Alba and a suitcase filled with C-Notes because the heights set off every alarm in my body, telling me not to go.

    So why are we expected to accept people that won't even read life changing laws before voting, accept flawed research, or be influenced by a celeb who can't even find Tibet on a map to fight for causes without knowing anything more than, "i feel bad for them."

    I just had an epiphany.... this isn't new. not at all. we've had it all our lives. it's peer pressure.
    you aren't cool, hip or in the know unless you jump into it without looking.

    It's that old experiment where the high school kid tricked people into signing a petition to outlaw water merely by using its scientific name and the fact that is corrodes and erodes and can carry pollutants if abused.

    or better yet, if there is a physical activity that is called "the little Death" would you try to avoid it? You betcha. Problem is, that is another name for sex. Burn....

    "everybody's doing it," is what i hear now when i check the news.

    not me. I think i'll have some sweet tea, sip on it and make up my own mind before i follow the herd. and in my early 50s, use my minority status as a free thinker to demand my place in the world.

    /rant.
     
  2. DeathStorm

    DeathStorm Snoochie Boochies

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    WTH?
     
  3. bumblebot98

    bumblebot98 Banned

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  4. Ratchet2007

    Ratchet2007 Neither Here Nor There

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    Cyber-Kun UNLEASHED!

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    care to re-read your own post and maybe make a few changes so I have an idea what you're talking about?
     
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    ...what?
     
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    Team Jetfire Pop-POP!

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    OH YEAH!


    And fight the power etc and so forth.
     
  8. smkspy

    smkspy is one nice fucking kitty

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    Alllllllrighty then.

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  9. Gigatron_2005

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    Alright posters, this is what a crazy person looks like.


    But seriously dude, your post is just nuts. And you might think that you are making yourself sound smart with the whole kool-aid drinker line, but in reality you're actually just making yourself look even more crazy.
     
  10. ILoveDinobot

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    What? D: Anyway on topic, I think. Kool-Aid tastes disgusting. I tried it once, it's gross. /story
     
  11. Gigatron_2005

    Gigatron_2005 President of Calendars

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    Put more sugar into it. More sugar makes anything taste better.
     
  12. Dr Wheeljack

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    ... ok?
     
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    Hound_Dawg Shinki,Braves,TF's Oh my!

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    Sooooo. How about some Tang?
     
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    Gigatron_2005 President of Calendars

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    "Tang is actually not a bad name, 'cuz it's like China but it's not China. It's a juice."




    Yeah, Ive been watching Curb lately.
     
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    i love kool aid... all flavors even... 'cept those sour ones...
     
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    Lock Cade Tarn Fangirl TFW2005 Supporter

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    WTH?




    I do not understand what you're ranting on about... and I have a faint feeling this thread will be locked.
     
  17. Gigatron_2005

    Gigatron_2005 President of Calendars

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    awwww.. These kind of threads are my favorite. :( 
     
  18. Ops_was_a_truck

    Ops_was_a_truck JOOOLIE ANDREWWWWWS!!!!!!

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    I have absolutely no fucking clue what you just said.
     
  19. netkid

    netkid Where's my Goddamn shoe!

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    Methinks someone spiked Jorod's Kool-Aid.

    But judging form his post I seem to think he's just saying that he only likes 2 kinds of Kool-Aid and he hates that everyone else around him just likes only Kool-Aid. He feels he doesn't need to give into their Kool-Aid loving ways so he'll break the chain of madness and have some nice, delicious, sweet tea instead.

    I personally like Grape and Orange, but that was what my mother bought all the time along with Lemon, which was just alright. Come to think of it, I don't believe I've ever had Cherry flavored Kool-Aid. *writes down on list of things to eventually do*

    Ahh...the childhood memories I have of making Kool-Aid in the kitchen with Mom...colored pouches...joy.:) 
     
  20. mineraljane

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    It seems to be a thinly veiled political diatribe against the "masses" following the recommendations of "experts" in a particular field and having that influence affect public policy.
     
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