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ricree101
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quote:
Originally posted by Jamio:
That'd be like being embarrassed because my neighbor likes to dress up her porch goose. Not my porch goose.

I'd be careful if I were you. You never know what those sorts of shifty people are up to with your porch goose.

[Wink]

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I just read that Karl Rove's response was "It's a risky strategy."

I couldn't help but think of Dodgeball:

"Unbelievable. It looks like Average Joe's is forfeiting the game."
"That's a bold move, Cotton, we'll see if it pays off."

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The spin that's getting filtered into every report on this is ridiculous. This is one of the worst moves possible if she really wants to run for President. I'm glad- that's it for her.
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I just read that Karl Rove's response was "It's a risky strategy."
look at this.

honestly, just look at this.

this is the best that Karl Rove can spin this.

Karl Rove.

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quote:
Originally posted by Jamio:
Not my porch goose.

If Hatrack had signature lines ... [Wink]
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Disclaimer: I'm just sharing because this gave me a much-needed laugh today, not because I think it proves anything other than Palin's poor choice for a spokeswoman.

Money quote: "The world is literally her oyster."
youtube

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Literally.
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quote:
Originally posted by Jhai:
Disclaimer: I'm just sharing because this gave me a much-needed laugh today, not because I think it proves anything other than Palin's poor choice for a spokeswoman.

Money quote: "The world is literally her oyster."
youtube

Honestly the most tortured attempt at spin I've ever witnessed.
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Poor Anderson. He's like a 4th grade teacher trying to get his students to do a little performance on parent's night.

"don't you have something to show the audience, don't you? Common! Common! Let's show the audience your spin! Let's show them! There ya go! Go for it!"


What's funny is that Palin spin treats "issues" like something other than problems to be worked on, and more like goals on a 2-d platformer: "She's free now to find that energy independence." It's like "energy independence" is a power-up that Palin is going to collect to win the game.

When they treat problems and goals like this, it makes you wonder what they actually understand about the challenges a real leader faces. Palin buckled under the simple stuff.

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Maybe he'd do better if he didn't call the students common.
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Har Har. I wrote it that way to reflect the rhythm of the word. I do it all the time. Eat your hat why don't you.
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quote:
Originally posted by Orincoro:
I do it all the time.

I've noticed.

Do you actually pronounce come on/c'mon the same as the word common? I've never heard anyone pronounce it that way.

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quote:
Originally posted by Orincoro:
I wrote it that way to reflect the rhythm of the word. I do it all the time.

But the double consonant makes the first syllable look like it should be stressed (like the word common). Comon would make more sense to me, but c'mon is what I've always seen.
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quote:
Originally posted by Jhai:
Disclaimer: I'm just sharing because this gave me a much-needed laugh today, not because I think it proves anything other than Palin's poor choice for a spokeswoman.

Money quote: "The world is literally her oyster."
youtube


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quote:
Originally posted by CNN.com:
On Monday, her personal lawyer also spoke about her resignation.

No legal "bombshell" or personal scandal lies behind Palin's resignation, but off-color jokes by talk-show host David Letterman contributed to her decision to step down, Thomas Van Flein said.

The governor needed a break after being "on duty now for two and a half years solid," he said.

From here.

I guess it's a good thing, then, she never ran for a job that would take longer than two and a half years.

oh wait

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quote:
The governor needed a break after being "on duty now for two and a half years solid," he said.
http://fools-gold.org/forum/images/smilies/facepalm4.jpg
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quote:
Originally posted by Jon Boy:
quote:
Originally posted by Orincoro:
I wrote it that way to reflect the rhythm of the word. I do it all the time.

But the double consonant makes the first syllable look like it should be stressed (like the word common). Comon would make more sense to me, but c'mon is what I've always seen.
Perhaps your solution is more elegant- I'm going for an equal stress on both syllables. Com'on is another alternative, but a cludgy one. Hmmm.
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quote:
Originally posted by Samprimary:
quote:
The governor needed a break after being "on duty now for two and a half years solid," he said.
http://fools-gold.org/forum/images/smilies/facepalm4.jpg
[ROFL] [Cry] [ROFL] [Kiss]
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quote:
Originally posted by Orincoro:
quote:
Originally posted by Jon Boy:
quote:
Originally posted by Orincoro:
I wrote it that way to reflect the rhythm of the word. I do it all the time.

But the double consonant makes the first syllable look like it should be stressed (like the word common). Comon would make more sense to me, but c'mon is what I've always seen.
Perhaps your solution is more elegant- I'm going for an equal stress on both syllables. Com'on is another alternative, but a cludgy one. Hmmm.
You could go for maximum communication. "C'mon" is by far the most common contraction of "come on", and is the most likely to get your point across without spelling out "come on." "Common", already being a word, is inherently confusing.

"Com'on" only saves one character over "come on" (and a whitespace character at that, so zero ink/toner if you go to print), and is not common, so you sacrifice easy readability via recognition all for the sake of one keystroke. Not a worthwhile trade off in my opinion.

[One might be tempted to note that devoting several paragraphs of analysis to the question of whether one should use "c'mon" or "com'on" is perhaps more wasteful than 1000 uses of the deprecated alternative, but one would have to take into account that the 'bum is getting some entertainment out of the activity.]

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quote:
Originally posted by scifibum:
quote:
Originally posted by Orincoro:
quote:
Originally posted by Jon Boy:
quote:
Originally posted by Orincoro:
I wrote it that way to reflect the rhythm of the word. I do it all the time.

But the double consonant makes the first syllable look like it should be stressed (like the word common). Comon would make more sense to me, but c'mon is what I've always seen.
Perhaps your solution is more elegant- I'm going for an equal stress on both syllables. Com'on is another alternative, but a cludgy one. Hmmm.
You could go for maximum communication. "C'mon" is by far the most common contraction of "come on", and is the most likely to get your point across without spelling out "come on." "Common", already being a word, is inherently confusing.

But, considering the context, was it actually very confusing?
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Which is why I originally told RRR to eat his hat.
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quote:
Originally posted by Jamio:
quote:
Originally posted by scifibum:
quote:
Originally posted by Orincoro:
quote:
Originally posted by Jon Boy:
quote:
Originally posted by Orincoro:
I wrote it that way to reflect the rhythm of the word. I do it all the time.

But the double consonant makes the first syllable look like it should be stressed (like the word common). Comon would make more sense to me, but c'mon is what I've always seen.
Perhaps your solution is more elegant- I'm going for an equal stress on both syllables. Com'on is another alternative, but a cludgy one. Hmmm.
You could go for maximum communication. "C'mon" is by far the most common contraction of "come on", and is the most likely to get your point across without spelling out "come on." "Common", already being a word, is inherently confusing.

But, considering the context, was it actually very confusing?
Not very. [Smile]
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Confusing? No. Distracting? Yes.

Anyway, Orincoro, if you're going for equal stress, I don't see what's wrong with just plain "come on". I think that as an interjection rather than an actual command, it's typically stressed pretty equally on both elements. Just my two cents.

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quote:
Originally posted by Jon Boy:
Confusing? No. Distracting? Yes.

Yeah--pretty much every time you use that construction, Orincoro, it jerks my mind away from whatever point you were making.
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RRR's a girl.
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Your mom's a girl.
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Noemon, I think that was hurtful and uncalled for.
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That's what SHE said!
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[ROFL]
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Does Sarah Palin have a tv witch obsession? Willow and Piper.
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quote:
Originally posted by Strider:
That's what SHE said!

Ow! My pride! [Frown]
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It pinches.
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It binds!
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It fights crime!
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[ROFL]

As long as it isn't a TSA agent.

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Ah, but you forget--it also oversteps its bounds!
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It touched Christine on the--!?

[No No]

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That's what she said, at least.
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quote:
Originally posted by MightyCow:
If Palin somehow wins I really will move to Canada.

Nah, England, cuter accents than all that "Eh" stuff. I dont respect Palin for so many reasons, but one stands out as for her career in politics. During the Clinton years, SNL (back when it was good) had a running skit making fun of Janet Reno, going as far as having Will Farrel don a blue dress and speak in an extremly low octave. She never cared, she had a job to do and that was far too important to spend time worrying about some comedians (who have and will always make fun of everyone), but once she had resigned her office and her job was done she busted through a wall to surprise Farrel and intimidate all who laughed at her. Now they laughed with her.

My point is this, Reno ignored SNL while she had responsibilitys and the diginity of an office to uphold, and when that was done she was willing to let some folk laugh at her manly shoulders and salt and pepper bob haircut. Meanwhile SNL hadnt even dug thier claws into the comedic meat that is Sarah Palin, and while trying to gain the second most important office in America she ran to them screaming "please like me, we can be best friends" without having a more distingiushed career and proof of professional validity she was flailing about wanting us to accept her. Bush never worried about our opinion of him, and thats one reason why she will never be president.

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Oh man, that appearance on SNL was the epitome of square-wants-to-be-cool-but-is-instead-sad. I think though that the obvious difference was that SNL was very clearly out to discredit her, not just make fun of her, and the entire cast was perfectly happy to let her be as unfunny and awkward as possible. They make fun of everyone, yes, but we all know that with Palin, they had an easy target that they very much wanted to embarrass. The fact that she actually approached them to appear on the show was just pathos on the cake.

And I know some people will always say that in that situation, she was "laughing at herself" or being generous with her time, or whatever. No. She wasn't laughing, she wasn't funny, she wasn't intended to be funny or allowed to be, and didn't know how to be- and that's her fault.

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quote:
If Palin somehow wins I really will move to Canada.
Canada is very sad to hear you will never be moving to their fine nation [Frown]
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quote:
Originally posted by Samprimary:
quote:
If Palin somehow wins I really will move to Canada.
Canada is very sad to hear you will never be moving to their fine nation [Frown]
Don't be sad Canada, I'll still visit!

[Party]

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Been to every country in western and central Europe, includign the mini-nations, and I've still never set foot in Canada.
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They have snow. And Blayne.
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quote:
Originally posted by Kwea:
They have snow. And Blayne.

I may have to reconsider my offer to visit [Razz]
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Been to every country in western and central Europe, including the mini-nations, and I've still never set foot in Canada.
That's sad. We're maybe not as exciting as Europe, but we're pretty nice all the same.
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We're maybe not as exciting as Europe, but we're pretty nice all the same.
This inspiring message was brought to you by the Canadian Tourism Center.
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Canada: We're not as bad as Greenland!
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I've only been about 3 miles into Canada, but I've gone several times (Niagra Falls).

I wouldn't mind moving to Canada, if the citizenship requirements weren't so darn strict.

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I grew up in the Adirondacks. Canada came to us each summer.
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