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Re: Unpopular Opinion
« Reply #30 on: December 23, 2016, 03:37:49 PM »
I do not like bacon.

That one has gotten me a lot of strange looks. I don't see why people make such a huge deal out of other people's food tastes.

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Re: Unpopular Opinion
« Reply #31 on: December 23, 2016, 03:40:59 PM »
I get the same thing for not liking cream cheese, coffee, or sea food.

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Re: Unpopular Opinion
« Reply #32 on: December 23, 2016, 06:28:59 PM »
I get the same thing for not liking cream cheese, coffee, or sea food.

I know tons of people who don't like seafood; I've never found that odd. Always stuck me as a either you do or you don't sort of thing.

And, as a dedicated black coffee consumer, considering most people's definition of "coffee" is "a cup of creamer and sugar with a splash of coffee" I'd say they have no room to talk.

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Re: Unpopular Opinion
« Reply #33 on: December 23, 2016, 06:44:40 PM »
I don't drink coffee either. I don't even need caffeine to get going anymore. I'm kind of shocked because I used to drink pop all of the time, but I haven't had caffeine in months and have been less tired than when I was drinking it. To be fair, I don't think it has anything to do with caffeine, but more that I switched to days from nights. Still, I'd think that I'd need caffeine but I don't at all. Even if I drank it those days I hadn't had enough sleep it would do me no good.

Cream cheese looks and sounds gross. I don't think I've ever had it.


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Re: Unpopular Opinion
« Reply #34 on: December 23, 2016, 07:02:04 PM »
Ketchup (and katsup) are criminally disgusting and ruin anything they touch.
I only enjoy Ketchup on french fries but even then it's rare and I will substitute it with blue cheese dressing, mayo, hot sauce (preferably franks or tobasco), or malt vinegar.

This fetishisation of condiments is emblematic of the failure of the sentient life experiment.
I know I'd be happier just being a rock doing big cold circuits, warming up only occasionally.
Hamper:bunch of stuff semi edible. Grissini, does it make sense with a particular condiment?

Yes...? I like garlic cream cheese with mine. I could do with pasta sauce every now and then or maybe try something new with it.
But, uh...well there it is.
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Re: Unpopular Opinion
« Reply #35 on: December 23, 2016, 07:20:10 PM »
Seafood is delicious...with a few beers.  :yum:


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Re: Unpopular Opinion
« Reply #36 on: December 25, 2016, 02:44:22 PM »
Seafood is delicious...with a few beers.  :yum:

Seafood is delicious as long as it's cooked. :smilenod:
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Re: Unpopular Opinion
« Reply #37 on: December 25, 2016, 02:52:50 PM »
Christmas sucks!
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Re: Unpopular Opinion
« Reply #38 on: December 25, 2016, 02:54:01 PM »
Christmas sucks!

Why do you think that?  :chin:
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Re: Unpopular Opinion
« Reply #39 on: December 25, 2016, 03:46:24 PM »
There's something sinister about the sea that makes whatever comes out of it, be it mammal, mollusc/cephalopod fish, plant or whatever dangerous for humans to eat. It is known.
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Re: Unpopular Opinion
« Reply #40 on: December 25, 2016, 03:59:31 PM »
Christmas sucks!

Why do you think that?  :chin:

It is a bit tongue-in-cheek. Personally I am indifferent to it, far more interested in peoples' personal birthdays.

For many people it may be a period that increases their sense of lonliness and isolation - I have felt that myself in the past.

For some it is an insult - there have been complaints in Bethlehem about the Christian trappings in public places, especially "Christmas" trees that are more pagan then anything! But, businesses have to do business and collect as many shekels as they can at this bonza tourist time!

Kids will either have small fortunes spent on them or suffer the disappointments that come with tight purse strings. Peer pressure can make the contrast worse on returning to school.

This is one of those periods in the year when there will be a spike in divorces, broken families and friendships and also in suicides, overdoses, injury and death from cardiac disease, drinking too much or getting into a real fight. A&E/ERs will probably be overflowing.

All the shops are decked with glitter and many resound to musack, all to get us in the mood to spend as much as possible.

For some it is a religious occasion - I would not wish to deny them that but my radio gets turned off at the hint of any public religious display. 90% or more of "Christmas" has nothing to do with religion, it's a marketting tool.

Half the radio programmes seem to think they need a seasonal special edition - some are clever, most are terrible IMHO. Pseudo-pantos with lousy, predictable jokes abound.

This can only be a personal perspective - some really enjoy it. I do use it to eat and drink more than is good for me and the fact that I do so on my own bothers me not.

I have three cards and one present (well, two from the same one person, liquer chocolates and port - neither good for severe cardiac conditions or gout!), enough for me.

As I said I consider personal birthdays more important and really enjoy treating friends to a meal out and/or some small pressent I know they will appreciate. I have been known to treat the same friends to a collective meal out on my own birthday!

I might be tempted to celebrate a non-commercialised winter solstice with a party. With even a few pagan trimmings for fun - at least it is a naturally occuring solar event of some importance traditionally and historically. The time when it might be safe to slaughter a piece of livestock, enjoy a little fresh meat and hope that the preserved remaining meat  from the carcass will last until the fullness of Spring.

I feel happy for everyone who enjoys Christmas, sad for those for whom it brings mere dissappointment and compassion for those for whom it is a traumatic time.

All because of expectations or hopes brought on by false religious or cynical commercial strategies.
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Re: Unpopular Opinion
« Reply #41 on: December 25, 2016, 06:19:03 PM »
I hated all my gifts.

Why? Well it's tradition that people are supposed to think what the individual they are buying gifts for might like. But what I suspect my gift tigers think about is what other people like, then proceed to buy me those. I don't even like sports teams and most of my gifts had either Michigan University on it or Detroit Tigers. I guess this is good for me because I can sell this shit on the internet and get stuff I really want.
But, uh...well there it is.
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Re: Unpopular Opinion
« Reply #42 on: December 25, 2016, 08:32:54 PM »
I hated all my gifts.

Why? Well it's tradition that people are supposed to think what the individual they are buying gifts for might like. But what I suspect my gift tigers think about is what other people like, then proceed to buy me those. I don't even like sports teams and most of my gifts had either Michigan University on it or Detroit Tigers. I guess this is good for me because I can sell this shit on the internet and get stuff I really want.

With hou there, mate!

I am always as careful as possible to match the person with the gift 'cos I dislike mis-matches in my direction.

A "friend" knew that I hated board games . . . So he bought me Monopoly because he liked it and then pestered me to play the game on every visit.

He became un-rfiended soon after. I gave him back the game and told him not to bother me.
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Re: Unpopular Opinion
« Reply #43 on: December 25, 2016, 08:49:55 PM »
Ha! If you want to see how much you know a person, try getting them a gift they want.

I right up and ask people what they want before committing to buying something. While some think that giving gift vouchers is rather unrefined, I think that you can't go wrong with those. I also prefer to get a voucher or money, which I can use to buy a gift of my choosing. 
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Re: Unpopular Opinion
« Reply #44 on: December 25, 2016, 11:16:51 PM »
Ha! If you want to see how much you know a person, try getting them a gift they want.

I right up and ask people what they want before committing to buying something. While some think that giving gift vouchers is rather unrefined, I think that you can't go wrong with those. I also prefer to get a voucher or money, which I can use to buy a gift of my choosing.
My husband and I both make wish lists on Amazon so we know exactly what to get each other. We set a dollar limit and go shopping. Now, we both put more things on the lists than will be covered by the spending limit so there will be some surprise. Plus, it is understood that if one of us finds something perfect that is not on the list, we are free to get that. This year my husband found a cat tape dispenser and a cat post-it note dispenser that were not on my list. They are purrfect!

https://www.amazon.com/Post-Figure-Pop-up-Dispenser-CAT-330/dp/B00I4HV3TS/ref=pd_sim_229_1?_encoding=UTF8&psc=1&refRID=H6W3PS4NGS1NDHR2J07Q

https://www.amazon.com/Scotch-Kitty-Dispenser-Inches-C39-KITTY-W/dp/B00MG187WO/ref=sr_1_1?s=office-products&ie=UTF8&qid=1482707724&sr=1-1&keywords=cat+tape+dispenser
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