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Re: What made you facepalm today?

Unread postby John27 » 24 November 2020, 11:08

Marmaduke wrote:No, I think further work is needed on the branding of your own year-round holiday to avoid tidying up. Whilst I will admit that Spooky Christmas Turkey Day is equally flawed, with Turkey as associated with Christmas as it is Thanksgiving (despite the fact that I would never cook it for a Christmas dinner if left in charge myself). “HallowThanksMas” lacks a little polish for me.


Then, too, one might also try to integrate other holidays. Why not include Easter, etc? And develope new forms of decoration. Perhaps a stocking full of haunted Easter eggs, with a turkey sitting on top?
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Re: What made you facepalm today?

Unread postby PopTart » 24 November 2020, 11:18

Marmaduke wrote:
John27 wrote:
Marmaduke wrote:
John27 wrote:
Marmaduke wrote:Wait wait wait...you’re dating someone who keeps up Christmas decorations year round? :shifty:


Why not keep decorations up all year? It saves time decorating each December!

Why don’t you leave Halloween and Thanksgiving decorations up too? That way every day can be Spooky Christmas Turkey Day at your house and you need never pain yourself with the ordeal of putting tinsel into a box


Spooky Christmas Turkey Day? Or how about (as one thing I saw joking about Walmart pushign several holidays at once put it): "HallowThanksMas."

No, I think further work is needed on the branding of your own year-round holiday to avoid tidying up. Whilst I will admit that Spooky Christmas Turkey Day is equally flawed, with Turkey as associated with Christmas as it is Thanksgiving (despite the fact that I would never cook it for a Christmas dinner if left in charge myself). “HallowThanksMas” lacks a little polish for me.

Well, you can't in good conscience, just say no to "HallowThanksMas" but then fail to offer a viable alternative, having abandoned your previous offering.

What else would you suggest?
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Re: What made you facepalm today?

Unread postby Marmaduke » 24 November 2020, 11:55

John27 wrote:
Marmaduke wrote:No, I think further work is needed on the branding of your own year-round holiday to avoid tidying up. Whilst I will admit that Spooky Christmas Turkey Day is equally flawed, with Turkey as associated with Christmas as it is Thanksgiving (despite the fact that I would never cook it for a Christmas dinner if left in charge myself). “HallowThanksMas” lacks a little polish for me.


Then, too, one might also try to integrate other holidays. Why not include Easter, etc? And develope new forms of decoration. Perhaps a stocking full of haunted Easter eggs, with a turkey sitting on top?

I would like to reassert that I am not pro leaving decorations up. To me, it is madness. I do not want to integrate further decorations as if to suggest that it is actually a good idea. Reindeers and Christmas trees in July is madness. Underlined madness.
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Re: What made you facepalm today?

Unread postby Severelius » 24 November 2020, 12:33

Marmaduke wrote:
John27 wrote:
Marmaduke wrote:No, I think further work is needed on the branding of your own year-round holiday to avoid tidying up. Whilst I will admit that Spooky Christmas Turkey Day is equally flawed, with Turkey as associated with Christmas as it is Thanksgiving (despite the fact that I would never cook it for a Christmas dinner if left in charge myself). “HallowThanksMas” lacks a little polish for me.


Then, too, one might also try to integrate other holidays. Why not include Easter, etc? And develope new forms of decoration. Perhaps a stocking full of haunted Easter eggs, with a turkey sitting on top?

I would like to reassert that I am not pro leaving decorations up. To me, it is madness. I do not want to integrate further decorations as if to suggest that it is actually a good idea. Reindeers and Christmas trees in July is madness. Underlined madness.

My parents have a rule regarding Christmas decorations. They go up 2 weeks before Christmas Day and they come down one week after Christmas Day. That's how it's always been for me, and that's how it should be. Christmas should be contained, not allowed to just sprawl all over everything else.

Hell now I don't live with them I don't even do any decorations at all. Because frankly decorations are too much hassle for me to bother with considering nobody's going to see them.

There is something appealing about the concept of year-round Halloween decorations though, but maybe that's just the hidden goth within me showing through...
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Re: What made you facepalm today?

Unread postby Brenden » 24 November 2020, 15:54

Marmaduke wrote:
John27 wrote:
Marmaduke wrote:No, I think further work is needed on the branding of your own year-round holiday to avoid tidying up. Whilst I will admit that Spooky Christmas Turkey Day is equally flawed, with Turkey as associated with Christmas as it is Thanksgiving (despite the fact that I would never cook it for a Christmas dinner if left in charge myself). “HallowThanksMas” lacks a little polish for me.

Then, too, one might also try to integrate other holidays. Why not include Easter, etc? And develope new forms of decoration. Perhaps a stocking full of haunted Easter eggs, with a turkey sitting on top?

I would like to reassert that I am not pro leaving decorations up. To me, it is madness. I do not want to integrate further decorations as if to suggest that it is actually a good idea. Reindeers and Christmas trees in July is madness. Underlined madness.

I would just like to point out that our boyfriend’s “reindeer” is just a brass buck about 20 cm tall which definitely does not give off immediate Christmas vibes, and his Christmas village is up on a ledge in the living room pretty out of sight, and the light up tree in his room is not decorated at all.
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Re: What made you facepalm today?

Unread postby Marmaduke » 24 November 2020, 16:14

Mad. Ness.
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Re: What made you facepalm today?

Unread postby Brenden » 25 November 2020, 21:27

My FREEDOM-loving mom and stepdad think that neighbours who have an anti-Trump sign should go live in Russia or Ukraine if they don’t like the President of the United States.

So I guess freedom to them doesn’t extend to people criticising a politician they like.
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Re: What made you facepalm today?

Unread postby René » 25 November 2020, 21:31

Brenden wrote:My FREEDOM-loving mom and stepdad think that neighbours who have an anti-Trump sign should go live in Russia or Ukraine if they don’t like the President of the United States.

So I guess freedom to them doesn’t extend to people criticising a politician they like.

Will this still be the case when Biden is President? :P
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Re: What made you facepalm today?

Unread postby Jasper1 » 25 November 2020, 21:34

Brenden wrote:My FREEDOM-loving mom and stepdad think that neighbours who have an anti-Trump sign should go live in Russia or Ukraine if they don’t like the President of the United States.

So I guess freedom to them doesn’t extend to people criticising a politician they like.


Oh the irony. It’s quite funny actually ;)

A classic facepalm moment. Let’s see if that extends to Biden
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Re: What made you facepalm today?

Unread postby poolerboy0077 » 25 November 2020, 22:12

The health dept might shut down the courts again. Ugh. Why can’t I live in a responsible and efficient country like South Korea?
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Re: What made you facepalm today?

Unread postby John27 » 25 November 2020, 22:20

Jasper1 wrote:A classic facepalm moment. Let’s see if that extends to Biden


I don't know Brenden's mother and step father, but I'm pretty confident in guessing that the answer to this question is no.

But I'm guessing they might have a rationalization. Possibly something along the lines of "he's not legitimate--there was election fraud!"
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Re: What made you facepalm today?

Unread postby John27 » 25 November 2020, 22:24

The talk about "like the president or leave" reminds me of a lecture/discussion/something in 8th grade US history. I don't even fully remember what was going on, but the question of do you have to like the president came up. And my teacher made it very clear that the answer was no, and made it clear he personally didn't like Reagan.

(Now I wonder if that teacher today thinks of this...and thinks how much better off we were than we've been with Trump!)
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Re: What made you facepalm today?

Unread postby Brenden » 26 November 2020, 02:13

It won't extend to Biden,

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Re: What made you facepalm today?

Unread postby Severelius » 26 November 2020, 13:42

I've never understood the idea that the President is some kind of above-reproach figure you have to like or respect.

Maybe that's just because I've never had a Prime Minister that I liked...
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Re: What made you facepalm today?

Unread postby Brenden » 30 November 2020, 07:44

My mom both thinks she was wronged and should have sued a doctor for malpractice, but also that most lawsuits are frivolous, bringing up, of course, the so-called McDonalds Hot Coffee case.

The doublethink is strong.
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Re: What made you facepalm today?

Unread postby poolerboy0077 » 30 November 2020, 16:52

Brenden wrote:My mom both thinks she was wronged and should have sued a doctor for malpractice, but also that most lawsuits are frivolous, bringing up, of course, the so-called McDonalds Hot Coffee case.

The doublethink is strong.

It’s pretty much the fundamental attribution error, like when you hear people say something to the effect of, “I fell on hard times and need government assistance but everyone else who asks for it are lazy bums and welfare queens.”
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Re: What made you facepalm today?

Unread postby Jzone » 30 November 2020, 21:42

I generally don't support irresponsible lawsuits, but anything against McDonalds is fine with me.
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Re: What made you facepalm today?

Unread postby Magic J » 30 November 2020, 21:58

Wasn't the woman involved in the "Hot Coffee" case actually quite badly burned? Think I remember watching a whole documentary on the debate surrounding the case, whether it could be classed as frivolous (their verdict: no, court was correct to say that McDonald's sold coffee at far too high a temperature).
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Re: What made you facepalm today?

Unread postby John27 » 30 November 2020, 23:01

Magic J wrote:Wasn't the woman involved in the "Hot Coffee" case actually quite badly burned? Think I remember watching a whole documentary on the debate surrounding the case, whether it could be classed as frivolous (their verdict: no, court was correct to say that McDonald's sold coffee at far too high a temperature).


I can't remember. But I'd guess it's very possible. It's easy to make fun of "duh, coffee is hot"--but lose sight of the fact that a restaurant might have it too hot.

I do remember on a road trip (I'm guessing not long after that case) when I slopped some coffee on my lap. It was miserable experience--although no serious burns. (Although I now wonder if I'd have been better off if it had fried my balls permanently, so I'd forever lose libido.) I recall thinking: "Well, I guess I can understand the hot coffee lawsuit a bit better!"
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Re: What made you facepalm today?

Unread postby Derek » 30 November 2020, 23:14

The woman from that case suffered severe burns, and her original lawsuit only sought the medical costs. The jury ended up awarding more because the case was so egregious. The coffee they served was at something insane like 175 degrees, and it came out that McDonald's was aware of the danger but estimated that it was cheaper to eat any resulting legal costs for whatever reason. The final insult was a coordinated corporate campaign to use that case to push a media narrative that lawsuits had gotten out of control in this country.

Also that McDonald's was in Abq and I've been there. I never saw the Notre Dame before it burned but I have that.
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