EBone

EBone

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354 weeks ago @ Crasstalk - QOTD: Do You Have Your... · 0 replies · +1 points

My dad was the baby of ten kids, so I have lots of aunts and uncles and cousins on my paternal side. Of the maybe 40+ cousins I have, I WAS THE ONLY ONE to go to college and get a degree, which spared me from the life of physical labor (or welfare) that all of my paternal cousins live. For that reason alone, I have been the pariah of my dad's side of the family, and had to endure years of sneers and "college boy" comments. I also broke "tradition" by actually waiting until I was married to father a child, and at the absurd age of my early 40s when it happened. Almost all of my paternal cousins ended up getting knocked up/knocking up someone, most of that occurring in high school.

When my dad died, I severed all contact with the whole lot of them, and never regretted it.

354 weeks ago @ Crasstalk - QOTD: Do You Have Your... · 0 replies · +1 points

My mother had two sisters. When I was growing up, one of the sister was always "on the outs" with two of the other sisters. There was never a time that all three sisters got along with each other - it was always two against one. The fucked up part of it was it would rotate about every 12 months or so. So for a year or so, my mom was persona non grata to her two sisters, then something would happen, and Sister #1 would be the one no one would speak to for a year. Then something would happen, and Sister #2 would be the devil and no one would speak to her for a year, and my mom would resume a mostly normal relationship with Sister #1.

The fucked up thing for me was we all lived in the San Diego area, and both the sisters had kids, so when it was their mom's turn to be the black sheep, I didn't get to see those cousins until the rotation shifted again. And when my mom was the evil one, I didn't get to see any of my cousins.

428 weeks ago @ 9 to 5 Mac | Apple Int... - It's obvious now? The ... · 1 reply · +54 points

Since Apple only pushes out iOS hardware once a year, they can use the same strategy as car manufacturers do, i.e., the new iPad is the 2012 iPad. Next year's will be the 2013 iPad.

It's also going to make other manufacturers who release 15 different phones/tablets a year look really silly.

430 weeks ago @ Crasstalk - Done with Catholicism?... · 0 replies · +4 points

I dunno - excommunication means you still have to go to Mass, which sucks: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Excommunication

430 weeks ago @ Crasstalk - Seven Basic Needs of a... · 0 replies · +3 points

Well, I imagine some vagina-plasty is going to be necessary after what hers has pushed through it.

431 weeks ago @ Crasstalk - Is Madonna a Witch? · 1 reply · +7 points

I was "meh" about the whole thing, until she broke out the pom poms. Then it just seemed sad.

431 weeks ago @ Crasstalk - Is Madonna a Witch? · 0 replies · +1 points

I'm counting on it.

431 weeks ago @ Crasstalk - The Walking Dead Recap... · 0 replies · +1 points

The point is, when you do sit down in front of a TV, you watch what you want, not what just happens to be on at the time. I cannot remember the last time I watched a show during its air time, or a commercial for that matter.

431 weeks ago @ Crasstalk - The Walking Dead Recap... · 0 replies · +1 points

Hey, I just realized something - we might see the True Blood guy that Rick shot behind the bar again! Rick didn't shoot Tony in the head! Zombie Philly!

431 weeks ago @ Crasstalk - The 2012 Television Pi... · 1 reply · +1 points

I'm a straight man, and I'll be the first to say that Stamos is too handsome and too charming NOT to be on television.