I am CJ from Fairfield and have been a follower of AoM for about 6 months and finally decided to join the community. Originally from Malden, MA, I am an avid Boston sports fan and get up to the area…Continue
"Was going to suggest this one... Honestly, of all the Bond films, the Daniel Craig version, where he specifies the ingredients and method of making it make it so much more sexy if thats the right word to use.
I also enjoy Hot Fuzz's…"
"Enjoy the ride! I have three girls 10, 5 and 3 and wouldn't change it for the world. There is something about being a guy and looking down into a daughter's eyes as she looks up at you. Best advice...be the man you want her to end up…"
"Everybody but my mother, sister, wife and kids calls me by my last name. It started in high school and really picked up through college and beyond. Even my inlaws and wife's extended family call me by my last name. I agree with Stein...I think…"
"Iron sharpens iron." A place for men to impact each other by debate and exchange of ideas. This is a group where no ideas are off limits. If your motto is, "I never talk about politics or religion," this group is probably not for you. A "gym" for thinkers.See More
So, I confess I'm a bit of a barfly. I'm always looking for a good pub, lively club or just a damn good watering hole. I'm also a lifelong fan of the movies so I figured I'd mix two passions together and ask WHAT IS THE BEST DRINK ORDER (or scene) IN FILM?I'll offer up one to get things started...In Ocean's Eleven, Danny Ocean (George Clooney) meets up with old flame, Tess (Julia Roberts) in a casino bar and when asked what he'll have to drink (using his thumb and pointer) he replies " I'll…See More
Thanks for the reply, its good having a female perspective on this. I've been with her about 5 years so I know about the 'up in arms about every little thing' issue haha.
On a serious note, I don't think her mum realised…"
[I]n the past fifty years, education costs have doubled, college costs have dectupled, health insurance costs have dectupled, subway costs have at least dectupled, and housing costs have increased by about fifty percent. US health care costs about four times as much as equivalent health care in other First World countries; US subways cost about eight times as much as equivalent subways in other First World countries...[A]ll of the numbers above are inflation-adjusted....And this is especially…See More
""Jewish person": one modern wordsmithing technique is to emphasize the person not the grouping. Jewish person, not Jew; person with Down syndrome, not Mongoloid; child with special needs, not cripple (ack). It's hard for me to see a…"
"Yeah I understand it, just wanted to point out that semantic shifts have happened with the Jewish race as well. Also, it's probably more justified than the other shifts for the reasons you mentioned, except for maybe the word negro."
"And that's totally understandable. But that doesn't mean you may not be subject to social repercussions, even if misguided. Buck the system all you want, but it is much more likely to hurt you, than the system. I choose to pick my battles…"
"It has to do with how it is used.
A non-jewish person saying "Oh, you know Peter, he's a real Jew..." often carries some negative connotations. The way the term has been used by some, nearly puts in in a pejorative category -…"
"Censoring, in some cases, is a strong word. But it is a strong word when it applies to political correctness as well. At the least, those fixated on being PC will shut you out or label you for using the word that isn't "in," or…"