“The best way to show your dissatisfaction with those who take quality down for the sake of a few pennies, is to simply not give them your business. A local restaurant was recently bought by a guy who's a 'sports figure' and he thought his 'reputation' would drive business to the establishment. Wrong. No one goes there because of who he thinks he is. They go there because of the food and when the food is trash, well, there you have it.”
“Some people LIKE to work and retiring is generally not an option in their mind-set.”
tasopatcz on Dec 10, 2013 at 10:22:09
“You're right. My dad didn't retire until he was 85. Fortunately the company he worked for was family owned and run so there was no mandatory retirement age. As you said, retiring was not an option in Dad's mind set either. If his health hadn't started to fail, I don't think he would ever have retired. Working was what kept him going.”
“Carrie Underwood is not tdlented in any manner whatsoever. I didn't like her from the moment I laid eyes on her kinky hair on Idol those many years ago. Mz Cornfed just didn't do it IMHO.”
joannecdsnj on Dec 8, 2013 at 20:22:46
“So you havent seen her since? I guess you dont realise people take time to develop their talents.”
vinnyandnora on Dec 8, 2013 at 20:02:16
“I think she did a fantastic job!!!! No matter whom played the part, they would be criticized and compared to the original actor.”
champ3x7 on Dec 8, 2013 at 19:55:18
“OK, anyone who says Underwood has no talent is just jealous and lying to him/herself. If you dislike her BRAND of music, just say that.......but don't expect ANYONE to believe you're serious about her not having talent.”
sharmaine73 on Dec 8, 2013 at 19:44:35
“She's talented. She just wasn't right for the part.”
Dec 7, 2013 at 09:38:19
“When Castro took over, he was left with nothing. The Batista's and their supporters fled to Miami with the Cuban treasury. Thus the USSR slid right in as financier. There are two classes / mind-sets of Cubans in South Florida. There are the Batistas and their spawn, who have lived in luxury all these years, thanks to their alliance to Nixon and similar American conservative politicians, and there are the more recent arrivals who embrace liberal values.
I have a friend who came from Cuba about 13 years ago on their 'lottery' program, and her family is still there. She says her family is not deprived, lives comfortably and has no contact with the government. She goes back often to visit.”
“You proved my point, motorhead. I'm going to be out on the ocean today in our boat, relaxing and enjoying life. You'll be in your garage with dirty hands.
And 'Geez' is indeed a word based on Miriam Webster English Dictionary. It is a variant on jeez interjection \ˈjēz\
—used as a mild oath or introductory expletive (as to express surprise)”
knarf714 on Dec 7, 2013 at 19:16:01
“Enjoy your boat, hopefully you won't drive all your friends to drink with your bitter sopul. sorry, not in the garage today. I was helping my 85 year old neighbor move furniture. she is not a bitter old celebrity worshipper.”
“Perhaps someone can explain to me why candidates who failed miserably continue to spread their reason-challenged rhetoric, why they feel they're relevant and why networks allow them to do so? Oh wait, I see it was Faux News. That explains it all.”
“Not sure what you're talking about. It's one thing to 'pay your own way' but it's quite another to be rejected for a pre-existing condition such as cholesterol, such as what happened to my sister. Thank you, ACA, for taking care of those who need help.”
“My now-dead ex husband was addicted to many things - cigarettes, booze, gambling and football. He lived his life through a bunch of kids who didn't have the brains to USE their brains, instead of their brawn. All of my ex's friends were the same. They got off on the violence and lived through these players experiences. Football might be 'real' played in 'real time' against 'real people' but the fans are the ones who are assigning some pretty disgusting significance to the game and to it's place in their lives.
You obviously have a problem with talented actors, so there's no use in trying to explain further to you. You go ahead and live in your 'man cave' and drink your beer and watch your silly game. The world will go on around you and will not intrude into your violent fantasy world. OH and don't forget to decorate your man cave in the colors of your team, and buy up a supply of jerseys for all your favorite players, so you can go to the local bar with others like you and hang out and watch the games.
knarf714 on Dec 5, 2013 at 16:13:07
“Save your sadness for you narrow mind. All football fans are not like your husband and his pathetic friends...most people who watch football simply like to watch talented people do something real.
I have no probelm with actors, however I don't see tham as any more talented than a good plumber, or electrician or machinist. A good machinist is far more creative ahan an actor who is simply a mimic, like a well trained dog.
As for you, you clearly have significant problems jumping to conclusions,. I don't drink beer, I watch football sometimes and I spend a lot of time restoring old cars.
It is sad that you experience with your husband has turmed you so bitter and caused you to withdraw into a world of looking at what other people do rather than actually being engaged in real life.”
“Ah, but most Americans don't have the intelligence to read a book, so they at least see the film. And without artists, the writers would have no one to sell their works.”
knarf714 on Dec 4, 2013 at 18:21:34
“Actors aren't artists, they don't create, they mimic and follow direction. I agree that most people don't bother to read, I don't think it's limited to Americans nor do I think it's due to lack of intelligence. It's just that the Sesame Street generation lacks the imagination to read, they need to be entertained, if there isn't loud music and colofrul images they lose interest. So they turn to movies, but they are not an alternative to a book, they are simply mindless entertainment.”
“I happen to be an artist (painting) but also was once a musician and a sculptor. I include film and plays in the category of art.”
knarf714 on Dec 4, 2013 at 16:07:40
“My wife is an artist (painting and knitting). I would put most live performances as art...It would be an extremely rare film that I would consider art, the art is the person who created the story, the writers, they are artisits...actors not so much...most movies butcher the the books they are based upon that they are barely more than trash.”
“Our country (and others) are plagued by 'accidental invasions', most of which come from careless or lazy people who claim dangerous things as pets. Case in point: The waters of S. FL and the Caribbean are full of invasive and dangerous lionfish that kill indigenous fishes and have no predators here. In the Everglades, there are pythons. Ask the people in Louisiana about those monster 'rats'. (Nutria) Ugh.”
ceanf on Dec 6, 2013 at 23:27:12
“most 'accidental invasions' come from trade, ships in particular, not people with exotic pets.”
getsit on Dec 4, 2013 at 18:08:48
“Really! Those giant Burmese pythons in the Everglades eating every native animal the encounter including alligators. There should be a law against selling these monsters.
Should be a large bounty on them. We can make them into cat and dog food.”
“No one here at my house worships anything. Ever. And no one here fantasizes about other people's lives. EVER. Those who watch football are (1) trying to relive their glory days and thus living in the past or (2) vicariously engaged in violent activities and fantasies or (3) have no lives of their own and live through the lives of their thick-necked, brain-dead (or soon to be brain-dead) football heroes or (4) all three. Football is not 'real life'. (Why does this new message board format not accept paragraphs to separate thoughts? NEW PARAGRAPH:)
One who doesn't understand or appreciate the arts in any manner is living a life bereft of the benefits that come from the arts in all forms. The brain network activated during an intense response to art overlaps with the brain network associated with inward contemplation and self-assessment. The arts increase blood flow in the brain,and therefore, it is healthy for the brain to become engaged in artistic persuits of all kinds (including plays and movies). http://www.telegraph.co.uk/culture/art/art-news/8500012/Brain-scans-reveal-the-power-of-art.html”
knarf714 on Dec 5, 2013 at 15:44:11
“Wow, you certainly demonstrate ignorance in your opinion of football fans. football is real as it is being palyed in real time against real people, no retakes, no directors...no pretending, it has as much validity as art as movies.
the reason people like movies is because they don;t wnat to engage their brains, they want mindless entertainment. I' m sorry that football is too compicated for you so you have to resort to the standard stereotypes used by people who are too absorbed in fantasy worlds to see through their own biases.
The supericial article you refer to has no real meaning, you can get the same reaction from a laqb rat by giving it an m&m.”