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OUR DAUGHTER ISN'T A SELFISH BRAT; YOUR SON JUST HASN'T...
« on: August 13, 2010, 11:30:21 AM »
Sometimes I'm not the best when it comes to picking up on sarcasm. But this is a satire, right? .... right? I hope so. OUR DAUGHTER ISN'T A SELFISH BRAT; YOUR SON JUST HASN'T READ ATLAS SHRUGGED

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Re: OUR DAUGHTER ISN'T A SELFISH BRAT; YOUR SON JUST HASN'T...
« Reply #1 on: August 13, 2010, 07:42:49 PM »
I...think....so?  If not, this is a great example of indoctrination that isn't religious in nature.  :D
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Re: OUR DAUGHTER ISN'T A SELFISH BRAT; YOUR SON JUST HASN'T...
« Reply #2 on: August 13, 2010, 10:14:32 PM »
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Sometimes I'm not the best when it comes to picking up on sarcasm. But this is a satire, right? .... right? I hope so.

Oh, definitely satire.  Some of the other stories can be extremely amusing if you check out the previous posts.  The length of the average item means you'll need some time when you check out the archives, though.

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Re: OUR DAUGHTER ISN'T A SELFISH BRAT; YOUR SON JUST HASN'T...
« Reply #3 on: August 14, 2010, 12:23:14 AM »
Perfect satire on libertarianism.
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« Reply #4 on: August 14, 2010, 01:14:19 AM »
I think it's a brilliant satire on Ayn Rand's Objectivist philosophy as dramatised in "Atlas Shrugged," one of the stupidest novels ever written.
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Re: OUR DAUGHTER ISN'T A SELFISH BRAT; YOUR SON JUST HASN'T...
« Reply #5 on: August 14, 2010, 02:34:44 AM »
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I think it's a brilliant satire on Ayn Rand's Objectivist philosophy as dramatised in "Atlas Shrugged," one of the stupidest novels ever written.

Ditto that.
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« Reply #6 on: August 14, 2010, 03:48:43 AM »
I don't know this Ayn Rand person, sounds like Angelica Pickles to me.

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« Reply #7 on: August 14, 2010, 04:14:38 AM »
My favorite quote about Ayn Rand: "There are two novels that can change a bookish fourteen-year old’s life: The Lord of the Rings and Atlas Shrugged. One is a childish fantasy that often engenders a lifelong obsession with its unbelievable heroes, leading to an emotionally stunted, socially crippled adulthood, unable to deal with the real world. The other, of course, involves orcs." I can't remember where it's from, but it always makes me laugh.
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Re: OUR DAUGHTER ISN'T A SELFISH BRAT; YOUR SON JUST HASN'T...
« Reply #8 on: August 14, 2010, 05:19:47 PM »
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I don't know this Ayn Rand person, sounds like Angelica Pickles to me.
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My favorite quote about Ayn Rand: "There are two novels that can change a bookish fourteen-year old’s life: The Lord of the Rings and Atlas Shrugged. One is a childish fantasy that often engenders a lifelong obsession with its unbelievable heroes, leading to an emotionally stunted, socially crippled adulthood, unable to deal with the real world. The other, of course, involves orcs."
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Re: OUR DAUGHTER ISN'T A SELFISH BRAT; YOUR SON JUST HASN'T.
« Reply #9 on: November 03, 2010, 09:31:04 PM »
Sad thing is that when I was about 14 or so, I was a hardcore Objectivist and follower of Ayn Rand. Oh dear...
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Re: OUR DAUGHTER ISN'T A SELFISH BRAT; YOUR SON JUST HASN'T.
« Reply #10 on: November 04, 2010, 02:58:14 AM »
I saw a discussion of Atlas Shrugged, it was amusing, the members of the group weren't happy they had to read it.
I don't think I'll be reading it any time soon.
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Re: OUR DAUGHTER ISN'T A SELFISH BRAT; YOUR SON JUST HASN'T.
« Reply #11 on: November 04, 2010, 12:00:27 PM »
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My favorite quote about Ayn Rand: "There are two novels that can change a bookish fourteen-year old’s life: The Lord of the Rings and Atlas Shrugged. One is a childish fantasy that often engenders a lifelong obsession with its unbelievable heroes, leading to an emotionally stunted, socially crippled adulthood, unable to deal with the real world. The other, of course, involves orcs." I can't remember where it's from, but it always makes me laugh.

That was very funny.
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