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fleabert Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Sep-26-05 05:46 AM
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yet another reason to dislike Marilyn vos Savant...
from the crappiest infotainment magazine ever printed and served up in my sunday paper... and I quote...

"Nothing else you can wear will ever make you feel as warm as a wedding band."

I don't know, Marilyn, I spent some time in Buffalo, NY, and I sure as shit chose my down coat over my wedding ring when I had to shovel the walk! Fuck off.
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greekspeak Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Sep-26-05 05:50 AM
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1. I bet she would say that being barefoot and pregnant is pretty toasty too!
:puke:
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fleabert Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Sep-26-05 06:01 AM
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4. I hear hormones during pregnancy make you roast, but
she takes her conservative crap too far sometimes. She's probably smart enough to not show up at a NOW meeting...
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SledDriver Donating Member (699 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Sep-26-05 05:58 AM
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2. HE'S A SHE????
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fleabert Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Sep-26-05 06:00 AM
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3. Her grinning mug is in every issue of Parade...
she's an asshole, though.
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XanaDUer Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Sep-26-05 06:09 AM
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5. I think Marilyn has a future writing corny blurbs for
the Readers' digest.
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China_cat Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Sep-26-05 06:42 AM
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6. Nothing makes me itch more than my wedding ring.
Which is why I haven't worn it in about 25 years. I'd hate for my husband to ask me where it is, because I don't have the faintest idea.

Don't feel any less married for the lack of it, either.

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Maat Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Sep-26-05 08:46 PM
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30. Me too!
And I thought I was the only one!

I haven't worn it for at least 13.

We've been together for 28 years, and married for 21-1/2.

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nolabels Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Sep-26-05 07:06 AM
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7. She is victim of her own ego
Pandering to the editors of the rag so they don't cut her off. If that's a sign of intelligence please color me up in the stupid group
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Brewman_Jax Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Sep-26-05 07:31 AM
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8. "Supposedly" the highest IQ in the country
sure, right. :eyes:
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Hissyspit Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Sep-26-05 08:20 AM
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12. She made some dumb comment about Picasso's work, too...
in response to a question from a reader. I think she had to back off later, if I recall correctly, because she didn't know what she was talking about.
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AlienGirl Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Sep-26-05 10:37 AM
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26. She's got the highest IQ ever used as a marketing tool
IIRC it's 235 or something like that. There have been people who scored higher on IQ tests than that, but IQ test results are normally considered confidential, unless the test-taker (or her parents) decides to contact the Guinness Book of World Records for some publicity.

Vos Savant doesn't have the highest IQ in the world--she's just the loudest about it.

Tucker

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TallahasseeGrannie Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Sep-26-05 08:03 AM
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9. Which is why I don't wear mine.
I live in FL. Too damn hot here for rings.
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mduffy31 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Sep-26-05 08:07 AM
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10. So...
...the next time it is -60 with the windchill here in northern MN all I need is to put my wedding band on, and I will be okay? In the same vein during the summer, when I need to cool off do then take off my wedding band, because it is making me warm?

:sarcasm:
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Tandalayo_Scheisskopf Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Sep-26-05 08:18 AM
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11. The Wedding Band:
It's the replacement for heatng oil this winter.
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mduffy31 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Sep-26-05 08:28 AM
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13. So...
...I can cancel the budget plan with my LNG this winter, seeing as my wife and I can just wear our wedding bands to keep warm?
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Bill McBlueState Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Sep-26-05 08:29 AM
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14. "crappiest infotainment magazine ever printed"
Hey, the good people at USA Weekend resent your removing them from consideration. That rag has even less information than Parade.
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SunDrop23 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Sep-26-05 08:30 AM
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15. I can't believe that nutjob is still in syndication.
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bryant69 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Sep-26-05 08:35 AM
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16. I really must have missed something
Possibly because my entire knowledge of Ms. vos Savant is that she is the smartest person in the world (which I got from Dilbert books).

But why is the idea that someone finds marriage to be a good thing so offensive?

Bryant
Check it out --> http://politicalcomment.blogspot.com
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Bernardo de La Paz Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Sep-26-05 08:40 AM
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17. Yup you missed it.
Not picking on you, I'm just wanting to make a point.

She scored the highest on IQ tests. That doesn't make her the smartest. And it most certainly does not make her the wisest.
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bryant69 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Sep-26-05 08:42 AM
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18. That doesn't answer my question though does it"
Why is it offensive for her to think marriage a good thing? So offensive that the OP felt necessary to tell her to go fuck herself?
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fleabert Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Sep-26-05 04:35 PM
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29. "nothing else" is crap...
Edited on Mon Sep-26-05 04:37 PM by fleabert
as if marriage is (or should be) the be all, end all goal for everyone. and coming from a woman, i find it exceptionally offensive. worthy of a 'go fuck yourself' to anyone who would say it.

Not everyone wants to be married. and how in the hell is a wedding band supposed to make me feel warm? What about folks who can't afford wedding bands? are they any less married.

she's a twit, and a right winger twit at that. she routinely offends me, this is just the first time I felt like putting fingers to keyboard about it.

why does that bother you, is my question.

and, btw, i didn't find it 'necessary' to tell her to go fuck herself, I just enjoyed it.
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Bernardo de La Paz Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Sep-26-05 09:00 AM
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19. Idea of marriage is not offensive; idea that marriage is everything, is
It is not the idea of marriage that is offensive, it is the idea that marriage is so overwhelmingly all encompassing and perfect that is offensive. Her analogy is simply nuts. It perpetuates the idea that romance strikes once and lasts a lifetime without work, i.e. all it takes is the wedding ring. It is the hard work of building and maintaining a relationship that keeps it warm. Also there is the idea that the wedding ring and all the "ownership" baggage that is attached to it is the overriding concept.
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bryant69 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Sep-26-05 09:05 AM
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20. Frankly it sounds to me like you are reading a lot into that quote
1. How do you know she isn't including all that hard work of building and maintaining a relationship in her statement? How do you know she doesn't assume that her readers would understand that a successful marriage takes work.

2. The Wedding Ring, like all symbols, has doznes of possible meanings. One meaning is ownership - but is that the one she is thinking of? Is that the one most people would think of? "Yes there's nothing like the warmth of knowing I belong to someone else."

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Bernardo de La Paz Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Sep-26-05 09:06 AM
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22. Nobody should belong to someone else. If you love someone, set them free.
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bryant69 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Sep-26-05 09:09 AM
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23. So nobody should be married?
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Bernardo de La Paz Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Sep-26-05 10:09 AM
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24. Your conclusion is illogical. Marriage is not ownership.
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bryant69 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Sep-26-05 10:19 AM
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25. Ah.
But the Marriage ring is?
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Bernardo de La Paz Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Sep-26-05 10:55 AM
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27. I will stop responding because I think you are just being argumentative.
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bryant69 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Sep-26-05 11:06 AM
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28. I am discussing
But you know what's clear to me is that I'm right; you don't have a leg to stand on and are withdrawing rather than admitting you are wrong.

That's your call.
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nvliberal Donating Member (618 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Sep-26-05 09:05 AM
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21. She's living proof the I.Q. tests
are total horseshit.

Another person whose I.Q. is touted all over the place is right-wing KGO host "Dr." Bill Wattenberg, brother of right-wing think tank flak Ben Wattenberg, who must be the most ignorant individual on the planet.

God help us of these two people are the standards of intellect in this world.
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spuddonna Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Sep-26-05 08:49 PM
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31. LOL Yeah, lived in Rochester...
When the ice storm hits, and the power goes out, I know I reach for my wedding band to snuggle up to! (BARF)

Did she just get married? Is that why she's all gooey? yuk
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