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ThomCat Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Mar-10-06 10:40 PM
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Fun conversation in a bar tonight
InfoManiac and I met after work today to hang out and talk. We were in a very cool irish pub/restaurant called Clancy's at 52nd and 2nd here in Manhattan.

There was a family at the next table. The father was talking very loudly about the town being set up in Florida according to Catholic values. No porn, no fornicating, no contraceptives "and other things", etc. We were sitting there trying very hard not to laugh out loud at this guy. He definitely provided the evening's entertainment. Loud, pompous, imperious, and did I mention that he was loud?
:rofl:

He's talking about all of this in front of his son, who couldn't be more than 9-10 years old. One of the women at the table was asking whether they had a way to stop people from getting contraceptives through the mail.

And then the conversation turned to Brokeback Mountain and how "they shouldn't be allowed to make films about homosexuals."

Btw: this place is someplace to consider for a DU meet-up at some point. The seating area in the back was pretty comfortable and the bathrooms were clean. We didn't have any of the food there (we had Mexican earlier) but the food smelled great. They even had some kind of curried steak fries. I definitely want to go back and try those.
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ThomCat Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Mar-10-06 11:19 PM
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1. Well, I thought it was entertaining.
It's always funny to listed to caricatures taking themselves overly seriously.

Of course, this is NYC, so it's funny here. I imagine it's not as funny if you hear it in less liberal environments.
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MiniMandaRuth Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Mar-10-06 11:30 PM
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2. People at the lunch table are fun to mock...
I was mouthing someone on a rant about 'The whores in the government' (Democrats) and I was doing all the hand gestures.... It was great...
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CatholicEdHead Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Mar-10-06 11:31 PM
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3. Here is the proposed town he was talking about
http://www.avemaria.com /

It is a utopian pipe dream.
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ThomCat Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Mar-10-06 11:36 PM
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4. It's funny that the web site doesn't talk about the
religious restrictions that the community will enforce, or how they will enforce them. It's a very generic, marketting oriented web site.
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democracyindanger Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Mar-10-06 11:48 PM
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5. Appropriate response
"HEY! ALL YOU'RE DOING IS MAKING YOURSELF AN EXAMPLE OF WHY GAY SEX AND CONTRACEPTION IS A GOOD THING!"
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