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Deja Q Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-30-06 03:53 PM
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How come people like Homer Simpson and Peter Griffin are loved...
on television, but people who are like that in real life are despised?

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Initech Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-30-06 03:58 PM
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1. I think it's because they're cartoon charcters
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Deja Q Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-30-06 04:04 PM
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2. Add Al Bundy and Maxwell Smart into the fray.
Now what's your take?
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ghostsofgiants Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-30-06 04:20 PM
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5. Because they're fictional characters.
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Deja Q Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-30-06 04:21 PM
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6. But some people in real life are the same way.
Why are they not revered in the same way?
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ghostsofgiants Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-30-06 04:30 PM
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10. Because the consequences of the actions of a fictional character...
Are not the same as the consequences of the actions of a real person.
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Deja Q Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-30-06 04:31 PM
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11. Yet we design fictional characters out of real peoples' actions,
and then profit by them.

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ghostsofgiants Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-30-06 04:34 PM
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12. But the fictional characters are exaggerrated versions...
And I hope to god people can tell the difference.
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Deja Q Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-30-06 04:35 PM
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13. 7 times out of 10, they are obviously magnified caricatures of reality.
Still, 3 times out of 10 combined with real people who do make mistakes...
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buddhamama Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-30-06 04:12 PM
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3. i enjoy them for the humor of it
but seriously, i would not want to be with anyone like Peter because emotionally he is too child-like. I want a relationship with a person, i don't want to be their mommy.
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Deja Q Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-30-06 04:22 PM
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7. How about Commander Data?
:D

He was childlike too... just a different sort of child.
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buddhamama Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-30-06 04:22 PM
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8. you have me there
he i'd be with. :D
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Deja Q Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-30-06 04:23 PM
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9. I know you don't speak for all women,
but you just gave me hope in this life. :)

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RedStateShame Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-30-06 04:19 PM
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4. Those people, you don't know them for 20-odd minutes a week...
...in fact, they never seem to go away.
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