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Re: Fav quotes
« Reply #5025 on: June 29, 2016, 10:32:04 PM »
Oh man, this video takes me WAY back. Videos of furry pictures set to romantic or sweet music. All the nostalgia. <3
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Re: Fav quotes
« Reply #5026 on: July 08, 2016, 12:48:05 PM »
"The enemy of my enemy is not [necessarily] my friend."—our own Dave, and Penn Jillette in an episode of "Bullshit!"
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Re: Fav quotes
« Reply #5027 on: July 08, 2016, 04:05:08 PM »
"The enemy of my enemy is not my friend."—our own Dave, since Google isn't giving me a source.

As the Nietzscheans put it, "The enemy of my enemy...is just another enemy."

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« Reply #5028 on: July 09, 2016, 01:20:21 AM »
It's about Morsi, but it applies to virtually every government in history...(I can't get the embed to work, but you should see the video, linked below to when it starts: the lines translated will be a lot funnier that way).

https://youtu.be/lykCexcbog8?t=20m19s

Quote from: Bassem Youssef
"and this is the real achievement of the president and the brotherhood...to have everyone think they have achievements--to fool yourself, and create illusion for those around you. And if you have trouble proving yourself to the people, then go the way of the Brotherhood, and and use Injaz service (Injaz=achievement):

Commercial starts:

Quote from: commercial
Ayman Wattar (AW): Hey! you! failure at life?
*Khalid nods yes eagerly*
AW: your resources are running out and you can't get more?
have you grown tired of people's looks at you?
and inside you is a lot you want to say?
*lady opens a jam jar Khalid couldn't, as narrator continues*
No one appreciates you save your family and friends?
Anchorman: FAILURE!!!
AW: worry not! with Injaz service, we have a wide assortment of imaginary achievements!
So what if people see you are a failure?
focus with me! It's enough you deceive yourself into thinking you achieve things! With injaz service, everything in your life is an achievement!
-To find a parking spot right by your home is an achievement--even if you have no car!
-That you watch the president's speech--that is an achievement! And that you complete it--that is also an achievement!
*Khalid emerges from the bathroom*
AW: never-mind that you have achievements people don't see--and it's best if people don't see them!
-To attribute someone else's achievements to yourself--that is also an achievement! He's* better than you and he does it!
-to hell with people's opinion! With injaz service, keep believing* yourself...



*Mohammad Morsi--then president of Egypt...
*in this context, you can also translate it as "keep deluding yourself"...
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Re: Fav quotes
« Reply #5029 on: July 09, 2016, 07:52:42 AM »
"The enemy of my enemy is not my friend."—our own Dave, since Google isn't giving me a source.

Penn Jillette said it in an episode of "Bullshit!"

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« Reply #5030 on: July 12, 2016, 12:53:00 AM »
I put it here, because it is the ultimate example of a "hidden joke" in action. and I mean it's hidden:


The commercial itself is nothing special. Personally I find it mildly funny at best.

But Bassem has kindly provided an Arabic translation to his Arab audience. There's where the comedy really begins. I'll write it, line by line:

Spoiler (click to show/hide)

****can also mean insignificant, worthless, etc.
*sarcastically
**milla can refer to a religious party, a sect, or simply any group with a shared identity.
***going to hell
« Last Edit: July 12, 2016, 12:56:01 AM by Ibrahim90 »
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« Reply #5031 on: July 13, 2016, 01:18:28 AM »


Word!
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Re: Fav quotes
« Reply #5032 on: July 17, 2016, 06:52:13 AM »
Sort of a companion piece to my last Fail Quote:


Myles tearing a strip off Rebecca Watson for lying in a Skepticon talk.

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Re: Fav quotes
« Reply #5033 on: August 08, 2016, 08:26:22 PM »
Brace yourselves:

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Re: Fav quotes
« Reply #5034 on: August 09, 2016, 04:19:55 AM »
"Forgotten were the elementary rules of logic, that extraordinary claims require extraordinary evidence and that which can be asserted without evidence can also be dismissed without evidence."—Christopher Hitchens
"When the mob and the press and the whole world tell you to move, your job is to plant yourself like a tree beside the river of truth, and tell the whole world—'No. You move.'"
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Re: Fav quotes
« Reply #5035 on: August 18, 2016, 09:56:44 PM »


"If I'd asked people what they wanted, they would have said faster horses."—Henry Ford.
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"When the mob and the press and the whole world tell you to move, your job is to plant yourself like a tree beside the river of truth, and tell the whole world—'No. You move.'"
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« Reply #5036 on: September 10, 2016, 04:01:10 PM »
And now for something different:


Frankly, his explanation of Star Trek makes more sense than what the creator of the franchise had in mind...
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Re: Fav quotes
« Reply #5037 on: September 10, 2016, 10:58:56 PM »
Looks like Adam Todd Brown of Cracked is willing to point out why gun control is a bad idea.

http://www.cracked.com/blog/the-5-dumbest-things-we-do-in-name-gun-control/
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Re: Fav quotes
« Reply #5038 on: September 11, 2016, 08:25:06 PM »
And now for something different:


Frankly, his explanation of Star Trek makes more sense than what the creator of the franchise had in mind...
Wouldn't surprise me.
Remember, the difference between communism and socialism is purely semantic.  There is no difference.  Even Karl Marx used the two terms interchangeably.
And the difference between communism and fascism is inconsequential.  While a definite difference does indeed exist from the political scientist's point of view, the economic effects of both systems is indistinguishable.
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« Reply #5039 on: September 13, 2016, 06:07:10 AM »
Wouldn't surprise me.
Remember, the difference between communism and socialism is purely semantic.  There is no difference.  Even Karl Marx used the two terms interchangeably.
And the difference between communism and fascism is inconsequential.  While a definite difference does indeed exist from the political scientist's point of view, the economic effects of both systems is indistinguishable.

Not just the economic effects.  To the poor schmuck on the ground just trying to stay alive and as intact as possible, all authoritarian systems are pretty much indistinguishable beyond the window dressing.