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27 April 2010 @ 11:53 am
Frak the man!  
I am on a computer at Uni. The screen is odd and curved and old and hard to see and this keyboard...I'm trying not think about what is living under the letters I am using to form what can hardly be called thoughts. Seriously. Keyboard trolls could survive for months on the detritus that is festering between the 26 characters in the English language contained in this keyboard.

...it's 26 letters, yeah? No sleep makes Lara something something.

BUT I had a lovely discussion about socialism and Why Americans Are Silly because they are resisting 'socialist ideals' for all the wrong reasons. I.E. YOU CAN'T TELL ME WHAT TO DO, NEENER NEENER! or...whatnot. Socialist reforms, according to our lecturer, saved NZ's arse after the depression. They're not always bad. I don't think ANYONE is trying to make the US into a socialist country, just you know...one that cares about it's citizens. And my classmate was saying that in the UK there are a lot of similar debates. She mentioned Thatcher while talking about something else, and then she spit and I laughed. She said, "I'm sorry, I can't say her name without spitting," and I said, "you just reminded me of a dear friend of mine," and it made me smile. Spitting made me smile for probably the first time ever, as it is largely disgusting.

ANYWAY I am too far gone to actually expand on any of the other issues we discussed, but it was nice to have a RATIONAL explanation with someone about this crap. You mention it to someone in the US who has a differing opinion, and suddenly people are insulting each other's mothers. But dear GOD you guys.

Something's gotta give.
 
 
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possibly Claresancta_terra on April 27th, 2010 06:38 am (UTC)
I don't blame her for having to spit after that witch's name!!

Also, OH NOES SOCIALISM discussions are some of the greatest :D
Künstliches Mädchen | ☘Lara Kelley Gallagher☘: I lose my wingsartemisofluna on April 27th, 2010 07:04 am (UTC)
HAHAHA Oh, my dear Clare, it was you she was reminding me of :D Not...the spitting part necessarily...

Aren't they though!?
possibly Clare: mgg: thumbs up to that!sancta_terra on April 27th, 2010 08:00 am (UTC)
HAHAHA that's awesome :D

They really, really are. One of my favourites was in the pub one time and this girl ended up giving up with a wail of "BUT YOU'RE WRONG!" after about two hours of heated discussion ahaha. Fun times :D
Künstliches Mädchen | ☘Lara Kelley Gallagher☘: Funny Signs~NO!artemisofluna on April 27th, 2010 08:44 am (UTC)
:D!

LOL! Oh dear. Yeah. People get so crazed over the word 'socialism' they don't like...you know...actually look at what it freaking MEANS. The US postal service is run and regulated by the government. OH NOES THEY'RE ALL COMMIES RUN RUN RUUUNNNNNNN! I just wish people would THINK and UNDERSTAND before they TALKED. Or...made protest signs and marched around like idiots. Not all the points those doucheteabaggers have are wrong, but they cover it up in bullshit and end up looking like gigantic morons.
athenarising on April 29th, 2010 01:16 pm (UTC)
Exactly! Preach it, sister! And what really gets me, is that, at least of the people I know, they agree w/ the principles, just get all upset when it might be someone else doing it. The logical inconsistencies make me NUTS!