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Old 06-22-2012, 10:53 AM   #61
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Be careful what you wish for. Unicorns are constantly snagging their horn on low tree branches when they gallop.

I'm sure you would be a smart unicorn, so it wouldn't happen to you so much, but you'd have to hear about it from the rest of them. And that might get old.
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Old 06-22-2012, 11:06 AM   #62
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I think the bottom one is important because it shows that we really don't like the insane exponential growth of the gap between the wealthy and the poor.
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Old 06-22-2012, 11:06 AM   #63
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Damn unicorns are always kvetching about something, aren't they? Sure, the media paints them as a gentle ethereal creature but once you've spent some time among them you know better!
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Old 06-22-2012, 01:51 PM   #64
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I think the bottom one is important because it shows that we really don't like the insane exponential growth of the gap between the wealthy and the poor.
Puh. Subjective and irrelevant.

I don't think anyone needs to tell anyone that they don't like the fact that there are insanely uber-rich. Except the uber-rich, they might not know we don't like it.
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Old 06-22-2012, 01:57 PM   #65
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I think it's important to understand what society thinks is "fair", even if we don't necessarily do anything to force it to be. It's definitely politically relevant I believe.
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Old 06-22-2012, 09:12 PM   #66
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I like that its changed so much in the last few years.
Makes me feel all warm and fuzzy inside.
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Old 06-22-2012, 10:36 PM   #67
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Kinda funny. Great comeback.
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Old 06-22-2012, 11:51 PM   #68
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Hell, I'd like to be a unicorn but it ain't going to happen.
I, for one, would be very interested in seeing a monkeycorn. Surely there's a surgeon out there who can make this happen.





ETA: Oh, dear ghod, they exist!

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Old 06-23-2012, 07:24 AM   #69
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Old 06-23-2012, 05:53 PM   #70
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Tony Soprano explains Bain Capital.
I assume it's mostly tongue-in-cheek rather than a serious accusation, but.

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Old 06-23-2012, 06:26 PM   #71
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I must have missed the Tony part... I couldn't see through all the bullshit.
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Old 06-24-2012, 10:06 AM   #72
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We've been watching Downton Abbey, the main theme of which is the breakdown of the stark class system in Europe around WWI. It's fascinating to compare to now. Back then, the uber-rich were very uber-rich indeed--though I'm not sure how the distribution of wealth would compare to now--but they also were expected to support the poor beneath them. Pretty much the whole village is Lord Grantham's responsibility, including things like singlehanded funding of the local hospital.
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Old 06-25-2012, 12:30 PM   #73
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What we would 'like' wealth distribution to be is rather silly. I like the contrast between what it 'is' and what we 'think' but what we 'want'?

Hell, I'd like to be a unicorn but it ain't going to happen.
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Old 06-25-2012, 12:49 PM   #74
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Waitafuckingminutetheresunshine!

How comes Infi gets to be a unicorn? Why is it the hobo-killer gets to play horny ponies?
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Old 06-26-2012, 11:00 AM   #75
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Waitafuckingminutetheresunshine!

How comes Infi gets to be a unicorn? Why is it the hobo-killer gets to play horny ponies?
I've never been called sunshine before.

Infi gets to be a unicorn because she needs the horn to skewer hobos.
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