“I’m torn on this, as I understand the outrage, but at the same time, a lot of times schools would make you do a reshoot or even leave you out of the yearbook. So if there was “validation of policy,” not that the policy is correct in my view, at least they still put them in the yearbook.”
“Maybe I missed it, so if someone would please explain…if he loathes the Lannisters so much, and is such a threat to them, why do they keep him around? Is this a case of keeping your enemies close or do they need his Kingdom’s resources?”
TytoMetatron on May 28, 2014 at 02:39:18
“Well, they didn't know they were going to have to play host to Oberyn. They thought they would be getting his more even-tempered older brother Doran. And they can't very well kick Oberyn out, because Dorne is hosting their own Princess Myrcella.”
Loren Schmidt on May 27, 2014 at 20:18:24
“He WASN'T "around"--he was in Dorne and only came to King's Landing because (1) Tyrion sent Myrcella (Joffrey and Tommen's sister) to Dorne, potentially as betrothed to Prince Doran's son Trystane, in exchange for a seat for Dorne on the council and a pledge of neutrality, but (2) instead of "milder" Prince Doran coming himself, Doran sent "wilder" Prince Oberyn. Oops.”
cchristi42 on May 27, 2014 at 14:47:25
“If the Lannister's kept everyone away that hated them there wouldn't be anyone in town.
In general though it was the prince that decided who to send, I doubt he would have been (in fact he wasn't) the Lannister's first choice.”
“At first I thought, how obnoxious, your wedding is not the proper time to "show off your talent," I've never seen a Bride do that before. But I'm pretty sure from a couple clues in the video, such as the pews still filling in and the lack of clergy, that this is likely a while before the wedding ceremony actually started, so maybe he was trying to fill some time for a delay or something.”
“The state of marketing today makes me never want to buy any new products. Even if the claims are true, the marketing is so obnoxious it immediately turns me off. Stop offering me Free Trials* and Inflated promises, just give me a good product that has realistic expectations and I will gladly give you my money, up front.”
hoosieradam on May 22, 2014 at 17:52:10
“I've developed a marketing shield.
You can try it FREE* for 30 days.
*It's a pair of glasses that I've painted over with several layers of black paint, but I will gladly take your money.”
“Jim Gaffigan would disagree with that first quote.”
Darr Sandberg on May 21, 2014 at 13:27:18
“I'm not familiar with Mr. Gaffigan, but there are many fine comedians who never needed to denigrate and dehumanize entire classes of people to be funny.
I guess he could only sponge off of the popularity of a certain compact car made by Toyota for so long, and when people realized 'oh, wrong corolla', he just didn't have the chops to keep 'em amused without being nasty.”
May 20, 2014 at 13:23:22
HuffPost Live 321
“This is a tough one because the same could be said about any other memorial. To me it comes down to where is the money going? Is a portion going to a fund for the victim's families? Or is it padding some executives pockets? We know the answer is the later, therefore it means they are getting rich(er) off this tragedy, which should be criminal.”
xerxestrust on May 20, 2014 at 14:13:03
“how do we know that it is the latter? what evidence do you have? Yes the nonprofit execs are compensated anywhere from $150-$500K but relative to the size and budget of the organization, and the fact that they are in NYC, that compensation is not way out of line with other similar nonprofits and is significantly less than what a similar person in similar position would command in private sector.”
Joni Geller on May 20, 2014 at 14:09:09
“Does Arlington Cemetery have a gift shop?”
Demidan on May 20, 2014 at 13:31:26
“With most gift shops like this the profit goes to maintaining the memorial.”
May 15, 2014 at 13:50:02
“Not only the first graph, but happen to notice the absence of several other graphs? They only show the detailed graph for the South, the graphs for some other regions, especially NorthEast, are WAY worse. The headline is completely misleading.”
“Most of these seem to be legitimate reviews, no trolling going on. Several even claim to be fans of the authors other works, so clearly they have read other good books by the same author and enjoyed them. They just seem to be genuinely disappointed in what they assumed would be a better read. Everything is not for everyone, as long as they’re not clearly trolling then this shouldn’t even be brought up.”
Lstands4L on May 15, 2014 at 15:18:08
“Agreed! But if you're mad at Amazon, please don't take it out on the authors! I remember the outrage when Kindle books went over $9.99 and the reviews of great books exploded with one star reviews - not because people read the books, but because they were protesting the price hike. They were very clear that they were boycotting the books due to price. But still, I pass on a lot of books in the search results if they only have 1-2 stars. And book ratings dropped drastically when the customers got mad at the company.”