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by wolfsbane
Fri Jul 25, 2008 6:29 pm
Forum: Town Vibe
Topic: Warning re: Aafordable Roofing, LLC
Replies: 2
Views: 995

Warning re: Aafordable Roofing, LLC

I didn't hire Aaffordable Roofing, but my neighbor did. During the process, they dropped something on the hood of my car that caused numerous scratches and crease dents, along with the sweaty, smeary handprint of whoever cleaned it up and pretended it never happened. Thorstad's estimate for the dama...
by wolfsbane
Sun Jun 01, 2008 11:59 pm
Forum: Movies
Topic: Sex and the City (2008)
Replies: 15
Views: 3631

I'm afraid it may go way beyond any sort of "marketing campaign". I think this may be a conspiracy to divide the sexes and stop procreation, probably in an effort to cripple and enslave the human race within a generation or two. There must be something at work here besides normal human cre...
by wolfsbane
Sun Jun 01, 2008 10:06 am
Forum: Movies
Topic: Sex and the City (2008)
Replies: 15
Views: 3631

I find the way the buzz for this movie is turning into some kind of gender war peculiar. I almost wonder whether the studio hasn't somehow seeded the anti-movie voices as some kind of guerilla marketing strategy. If not, what is this, some kind of misogynist renaissance? I watched the show a few tim...
by wolfsbane
Sun Sep 16, 2007 1:16 pm
Forum: Town Vibe
Topic: Obesity in WI vs. ridiculous gym rates
Replies: 32
Views: 5223

I'm sorry, but the assertion that Madison has gym rates that are unusually high is just false. Once again we have someone with no perspective bagging on Madison for being above average. There may be a few weird little pockets in the country where gym rates are lower than I've ever heard of, and so l...
by wolfsbane
Sat Sep 15, 2007 6:15 pm
Forum: Town Vibe
Topic: Obesity in WI vs. ridiculous gym rates
Replies: 32
Views: 5223

Ford's Gym is cheap, and they have punch cards as well as monthly and daily options with little or nothing in the way of contracts or intro fees, both of which are nothing but a scam. Ford is a decent guy running an honest business. I am extremely skeptical about claims that a fully loaded gym costs...
by wolfsbane
Thu Aug 23, 2007 3:05 pm
Forum: Headlines
Topic: One in four read no books last year
Replies: 49
Views: 6776

If you can't see a big difference between the TV of today and that of even a few decades ago, I can't help you. That's because it's all relative. TV has been called stupid and anti-intellectual since the moment it was first broadcast. You're just the latest in a long line of detractors. "A few...
by wolfsbane
Thu Aug 23, 2007 1:52 pm
Forum: Headlines
Topic: One in four read no books last year
Replies: 49
Views: 6776

Don't you get it? PW is arguing for an individual's right to be stupid and moronic. No he doesn't get it. He is a trained monkey, like many Madison liberals. As I note below, he repeats a common liberal talking point** which reiterates my previous comments. If people "choose" to consume n...
by wolfsbane
Thu Aug 23, 2007 1:41 pm
Forum: Headlines
Topic: One in four read no books last year
Replies: 49
Views: 6776

I didn't say books were better, or even that I liked them better. Riiiiiight... you just said that compared to books, movies "seem superficial and uninteresting." :roll: You just can't stop with the misrepresentations and fallacies, can you? It's obvious that your motivations here are emo...
by wolfsbane
Thu Aug 23, 2007 1:37 pm
Forum: Headlines
Topic: One in four read no books last year
Replies: 49
Views: 6776

This is not surprising because the decline in literacy is obvious, as is the increasing stupidity of mainstream media - entertainment and especially political discourse. Please back up any of these assertions. People are far more literate today than they were 100 years ago. If you can cite a time w...
by wolfsbane
Thu Aug 23, 2007 1:08 pm
Forum: Headlines
Topic: One in four read no books last year
Replies: 49
Views: 6776

As for the movie/book comparison, I have to agree with the friends that movies don't remotely compare. When I get into a heavy fiction reading mode, movies seem superficial and uninteresting. The longest normal movie would barely make a 100 page book. There just isn't enough time or space to get in...
by wolfsbane
Thu Aug 23, 2007 11:59 am
Forum: Headlines
Topic: One in four read no books last year
Replies: 49
Views: 6776

It's overwhelmingly conservatives who are concerned about cultural decline - which they blame on liberals . I don't know. I think plenty of liberals and even outright leftists are also concerned about cultural decline. This is not surprising because the decline in literacy is obvious, as is the inc...
by wolfsbane
Thu Aug 23, 2007 10:52 am
Forum: Headlines
Topic: One in four read no books last year
Replies: 49
Views: 6776

Thanks Pulsewidth for a perfect example of the kind of mindless demagoguery that passes for political dialogue among people who have not developed thinking skills via reading books. A truly textbook collection of baseless assertions, namecalling, strawmen fallacies, impugning motives, and varied mis...
by wolfsbane
Thu Aug 23, 2007 1:51 am
Forum: Headlines
Topic: One in four read no books last year
Replies: 49
Views: 6776

The problem is not that people don't read because they are stupid. The problem is that not reading books is making people stupid. Actually thinking about things involves maintaining attention on long narratives and arguments, pausing to think about things, cross-referencing something an author said ...
by wolfsbane
Mon Aug 20, 2007 4:48 am
Forum: Town Vibe
Topic: State's Largest & Most Advanced Planetarium Opens
Replies: 5
Views: 2566

Thanks for the tip. I'll be living in Milwaukee part time, so I'll definitely check it out. I have to disagree about the laser light shows though. I saw one while high in high school and it even seemed stupid back then. I believe I'll skip the Honey I Shrunk the Universe show as well. Straight scien...
by wolfsbane
Wed Jul 25, 2007 11:04 am
Forum: TV
Topic: Television Shows You Want To See Released On DVD
Replies: 83
Views: 28849

China Beach - How can this not be out on DVD?

Once and Again, Season 3 - I think they are waiting 2-3 years between release of seasons.

Relativity - Z & H's show that came out between Thirtysomething and My So Called Life

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