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Wed Jan 30, 2013, 05:45 PM

The Decline of a Civilization. What does it look like? Can you describe it, define it?

Please discuss quietly. Thanks.

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Reply The Decline of a Civilization. What does it look like? Can you describe it, define it? (Original post)
Tuesday Afternoon Jan 2013 OP
ohiosmith Jan 2013 #1
Tuesday Afternoon Jan 2013 #2
ohiosmith Jan 2013 #3
Tuesday Afternoon Jan 2013 #4
ohiosmith Jan 2013 #6
Bucky Jan 2013 #5
Tuesday Afternoon Jan 2013 #7
Bucky Jan 2013 #8
Lady Freedom Returns Jan 2013 #9
Tuesday Afternoon Jan 2013 #10
whistler162 Jan 2013 #11
rug Jan 2013 #12
harmonicon Jan 2013 #13
lunatica Jan 2013 #14
bluedigger Jan 2013 #15
cliffordu Jan 2013 #16
MrScorpio Jan 2013 #17
csziggy Jan 2013 #18
Boomerproud Jan 2013 #21
femmocrat Jan 2013 #23
NoPasaran Jan 2013 #19
datasuspect Jan 2013 #20
Manifestor_of_Light Jan 2013 #22
MiddleFingerMom Feb 2013 #26
struggle4progress Jan 2013 #24
SQUEE Feb 2013 #29
Initech Feb 2013 #25
Jamaal510 Feb 2013 #27
dixiegrrrrl Feb 2013 #28
hobbit709 Feb 2013 #30
mikeytherat Feb 2013 #31
Brigid Feb 2013 #32

Response to Tuesday Afternoon (Original post)

Wed Jan 30, 2013, 05:47 PM

1. When Baskin Robbins has only 31 flavors.

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Response to ohiosmith (Reply #1)

Wed Jan 30, 2013, 05:55 PM

2. damn, its worse than I thought. We're doomed I tell ya. Doomed!

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Response to Tuesday Afternoon (Reply #2)

Wed Jan 30, 2013, 05:58 PM

3. It gets worse! No more Extra Crispy KFC!

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Response to ohiosmith (Reply #3)

Wed Jan 30, 2013, 06:00 PM

4. egads! I can't exist without my extra crispy. whatever will I do

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Response to Tuesday Afternoon (Reply #4)

Wed Jan 30, 2013, 06:06 PM

6. Stock up on corn flakes,......they'll be gone soon as well!

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Response to Tuesday Afternoon (Original post)

Wed Jan 30, 2013, 06:04 PM

5. It begins with requests to lower one's tone of voice.

Had Caesar not whispered "et tu, Brute," but rather shouted, "Get that fucking dagger out of me!" we'd all be talking Latin today

It is noise, not refinement, that makes a civilization.

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Response to Bucky (Reply #5)

Wed Jan 30, 2013, 06:22 PM

7. and so -- it begins -- and then what?

The Ides of March

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Response to Tuesday Afternoon (Reply #7)

Wed Jan 30, 2013, 06:27 PM

8. and then...

the Ides of April.

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Response to Tuesday Afternoon (Original post)

Wed Jan 30, 2013, 06:41 PM

9. Your post reminds me of something that Jack London wrote in The Scarlet Plague.

"The human race is doomed to sink back farther and farther into the primitive night ere again it begins its bloody climb upward to civilization"

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Response to Lady Freedom Returns (Reply #9)

Wed Jan 30, 2013, 06:42 PM

10. we are sunk. sunk I tells ya!

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Response to Tuesday Afternoon (Original post)

Wed Jan 30, 2013, 06:56 PM

11. One word.....

Cleveland.... 'nough said!

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Response to Tuesday Afternoon (Original post)

Wed Jan 30, 2013, 07:03 PM

12. Turn the volume down.

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Response to Tuesday Afternoon (Original post)

Thu Jan 31, 2013, 07:22 AM

13. Have you ever seen primetime network television?

That's what it looks like. I'd rather not describe it, and I don't know how to define it, but it's clearly very real.

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Response to Tuesday Afternoon (Original post)

Thu Jan 31, 2013, 07:51 AM

14. It's the bubble

When the whole country lives in a self-indulgent bubble the Barbarians easily burst it.

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Response to Tuesday Afternoon (Original post)

Thu Jan 31, 2013, 10:39 AM

15. In non Lounge speak?

A civilization in decline will manifest the rapid loss and/or dispersal of it's population, usually brought on by economic or environmental problems that it fails to solve.

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Response to Tuesday Afternoon (Original post)

Thu Jan 31, 2013, 10:44 AM

16. Stupor Bowl weekend

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Response to Tuesday Afternoon (Original post)

Thu Jan 31, 2013, 10:53 AM

17. We're living it. nt

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Response to Tuesday Afternoon (Original post)

Thu Jan 31, 2013, 11:01 AM

18. Cable channels reality TV

Doomsday preppers, Honey Boo Boo, 'nuff said.

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Response to csziggy (Reply #18)

Thu Jan 31, 2013, 06:30 PM

21. Yep. My answer was going to be "Keeping Up With The Kardashians".

I had it on as background noise one Saturday while cleaning my bedroom and I couldn't believe that these cretins haven't been exiled to Siberia.

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Response to csziggy (Reply #18)

Thu Jan 31, 2013, 10:39 PM

23. Agree.

Television is at its lowest point for sure. So much promise wasted on garbage.

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Response to Tuesday Afternoon (Original post)

Thu Jan 31, 2013, 04:07 PM

19. Lipsyncing the National Anthem during an important event

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Singer given a pass because "everybody does it".

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Response to Tuesday Afternoon (Original post)

Thu Jan 31, 2013, 04:18 PM

20. when shit sucks

 

and we run out of french fries and burrito coverins

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Response to Tuesday Afternoon (Original post)

Thu Jan 31, 2013, 08:19 PM

22. Watch the movie "Idiocracy".

It's almost a documentary. Anyone who uses proper grammar (Luke Wilson) is called "queer".



There is trash in the streets, slums everywhere, everything is sexualized, and the big TV show is "Ow, my Balls!" which is basically America's stupidest Fucking Videos.

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Response to Manifestor_of_Light (Reply #22)

Fri Feb 1, 2013, 01:27 AM

26. I used to shush everybody when "Ow, My Balls!!!" was starting.

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"QUIET, EVEERYBODY... 'MY STORIES' ARE COMING ON!!!"
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Response to Tuesday Afternoon (Original post)

Thu Jan 31, 2013, 10:48 PM

24. Dunno. But I heard Rome fell cuz everybody spent too much time online

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Response to struggle4progress (Reply #24)

Fri Feb 1, 2013, 03:20 PM

29. I heard it was the plastic containers in the microwave..

which is oddly correlated with the lead plumbing in Rome being a factor to it's downfall.

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Response to Tuesday Afternoon (Original post)

Fri Feb 1, 2013, 01:19 AM

25. Two terms of George W. Bush.

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Response to Tuesday Afternoon (Original post)

Fri Feb 1, 2013, 02:39 AM

27. YouTube and Yahoo comments sections.

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Response to Tuesday Afternoon (Original post)

Fri Feb 1, 2013, 11:27 AM

28. 500 channels and nothing to watch.

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Response to Tuesday Afternoon (Original post)

Fri Feb 1, 2013, 03:27 PM

30. when there's nothing but "Reality" shows on TV.

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Response to Tuesday Afternoon (Original post)

Fri Feb 1, 2013, 03:31 PM

31. The Kardashians

mikey_the_rat

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Response to Tuesday Afternoon (Original post)

Fri Feb 1, 2013, 06:27 PM

32. Mitt Romney running for president.

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