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7 Reasons the 21st Century is Making You Miserable
cracked.com ^ | 2007 | David Wong

Posted on 02/02/2008 10:20:31 PM PST by Slings and Arrows

Scientists call it the Naked Photo Test, and it works like this: say a photo turns up of you nakedly doing something that would shame you and your family for generations. Bestiality, perhaps. Ask yourself how many people in your life you would trust with that photo. If you're like the rest of us, you probably have at most two.

Even more depressing, studies show that about one out of four people have no one they can confide in.

(Excerpt) Read more at cracked.com ...


TOPICS: Humor; Science
KEYWORDS: cracked
Surprisingly insightful article from a website best known for pieces like "The Week in Douchebaggery." WARNING: Contains strong language.
1 posted on 02/02/2008 10:20:33 PM PST by Slings and Arrows
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To: Slings and Arrows; MeekOneGOP; Conspiracy Guy; DocRock; King Prout; Darksheare; OSHA; ...
Funny piece, but may strike a nerve or three.


2 posted on 02/02/2008 10:21:56 PM PST by Slings and Arrows ("Those who surrender personal liberty for lower global temperatures will receive neither."--weegee)
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To: Slings and Arrows

3 posted on 02/02/2008 10:34:47 PM PST by pissant (Time for a CONSERVATIVE party)
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To: Slings and Arrows

-—say a photo turns up of you nakedly doing something that would shame you and your family for generations. Bestiality, perhaps.-—

One in four would post it on the net and tell all their stupid friends about it.


4 posted on 02/02/2008 10:43:50 PM PST by claudiustg (Sic Semper Tyrannus)
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To: claudiustg
One in four would post it on the net and tell all their stupid friends about it.

...via a DU post.

5 posted on 02/02/2008 10:55:42 PM PST by Slings and Arrows ("Those who surrender personal liberty for lower global temperatures will receive neither."--weegee)
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To: Slings and Arrows

This is actually a VERY GOOD article! Surprising considering the source!


6 posted on 02/02/2008 11:03:44 PM PST by 2ndDivisionVet (Second To None!)
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To: Slings and Arrows

I once played a gig behind chicken wire. There. I said it.
Thankfully there are no pics ... ;o)


7 posted on 02/02/2008 11:03:50 PM PST by Liberty Valance (Keep a simple manner for a happy life :o)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Agreed, on both points.


8 posted on 02/02/2008 11:22:06 PM PST by Slings and Arrows ("Those who surrender personal liberty for lower global temperatures will receive neither."--weegee)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
Re: The embarrassing photo. David's got to be a young guy. Ever since Phil Donahue everybody thinks they've got an obligation to reveal their private idiocies. I miss the days when people felt bad enough about being a pervert that they didn't tell anyone. BTW, if the perversion was bestiality, I'd tell ewe (ha, ha, I kill me.)

The article didn't apply to me. For one thing, I'm darned happy. I think the author might be happier if he had a better hobby than keeping a spreadsheet listing the number of times he's been insulted (please let that be a joke on his part.) I don't keep track of how many times I've been insulted, but I did have one of my students threaten to kill me and hang my spine out of a tree. I was flattered. I didn't know he cared that much.

Course, I've always lived my life pretty much how I want. Since I don't enjoy hurting other people, I figure how I live my life is my business. I think Mr. Wong should find a job he loves, help people on occasion, quit taking life so seriously, and I've always found it helpful to make a fool out of myself over a hot chick every so often. That was before I got married, of course. Now I just make a fool out of myself over my wife.

9 posted on 02/02/2008 11:55:10 PM PST by Richard Kimball (Sure, they'd love to kill me, as long as they can do it without admitting I exist)
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To: AdmSmith; Berosus; Convert from ECUSA; dervish; Ernest_at_the_Beach; Fred Nerks; KlueLass; ...
Only seven?

10 posted on 02/02/2008 11:58:06 PM PST by SunkenCiv (https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/__________________Profile updated Wednesday, January 16, 2008)
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To: pissant; martin_fierro; wildbill; The Spirit Of Allegiance; Daffynition
say a photo turns up of you nakedly doing something that would shame you and your family for generations.
How'd the b-tard find out about that?!?
11 posted on 02/03/2008 12:00:00 AM PST by SunkenCiv (https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/__________________Profile updated Wednesday, January 16, 2008)
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http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/bloggers/1757071/posts?page=11#11


12 posted on 02/03/2008 12:02:36 AM PST by SunkenCiv (https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/__________________Profile updated Wednesday, January 16, 2008)
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To: Slings and Arrows
This website is KILLER. Chock full of hillarious stuff. Check out the one on the 5 most crazy-assed bugs, or something to that effect. Scary.
13 posted on 02/03/2008 12:09:02 AM PST by Captainpaintball (www.whathappenedtojohnmccaininthehanoihilton.com)
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http://www.freerepublic.com/perl/poll?poll=210


14 posted on 02/03/2008 12:25:53 AM PST by SunkenCiv (https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/__________________Profile updated Wednesday, January 16, 2008)
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To: Captainpaintball

Guys & Their Ladders
Me | 1/25/2007 | Me
Posted on 01/25/2007 5:44:29 PM EST by Dallas59
http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-chat/1773755/posts


15 posted on 02/03/2008 12:28:53 AM PST by SunkenCiv (https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/__________________Profile updated Wednesday, January 16, 2008)
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To: Slings and Arrows

Ahhh...the monthly decisions of my youth...do I spend my money on ‘CRACKED’ magazine or on ‘MAD MAGAZINE’...such were the simple dilemmas of childhood.

I usually bought MAD.


16 posted on 02/03/2008 12:38:35 AM PST by Tainan (Talk is cheap. Silence is golden. All I got is brass...lotsa brass.)
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To: Slings and Arrows
So did we really need a study to tell us that more than 40 percent of what you say in an e-mail is misunderstood? Well, they did one anyway.

How many of your friends have you only spoken with online? If 40 percent of your personality has gotten lost in the text transition, do these people even really know you? The people who dislike you via text, on message boards or chatrooms or whatever, is it because you're really incompatible? Or, is it because of the misunderstood 40 percent? And, what about the ones who like you?

Many of us try to make up that difference in sheer numbers, piling up six dozen friends on MySpace. But here's the problem ...

I guess that proves it. I really do hate you.

17 posted on 02/03/2008 3:13:00 AM PST by ovrtaxt (No Rudy McRombee for me! I voted for Ron Paul. The GOP can curl up and die.)
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To: Slings and Arrows

Very good article (the language was strong, but effective to make the point the author was striving to make).

I think part of the reason I’m such a happy person is that I am blessed to have a lot of great friends (of all kinds), a loving family, and a really caring church family. As the author notes, to have those connections means immersing yourself in the human condition rather than the electronic one. I use the internet to maintain contact with the people I don’t see on a regular basis, to let them know they are in my thoughts. And it is a valuable tool for people who cannot get out: as my parents age and get more frail, they keep in touch with grandchildren and greatgrandchildren through email on a much more frequent basis than they would through letters or phone calls. But for the rest of us, the point is valid that we need to exit the cybersphere occasionally to maintain real connections with real people because we need them and they need us.


18 posted on 02/03/2008 5:00:20 AM PST by alwaysconservative (Don't forget that you're unique--just like everybody else.)
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To: Tainan

I subscribed to MAD when I was a kid. I thought Don Martin’s hinged shoes were so funny. And I liked the back cover where you fold it to make another picture. Then I tried National Lampoon but found it boring and gross. I don’t know what Cracked is.


19 posted on 02/03/2008 6:40:26 AM PST by A knight without armor
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To: ovrtaxt
I guess that proves it. I really do hate you.

My public, what would they do without me?

20 posted on 02/03/2008 7:20:55 AM PST by Slings and Arrows ("Those who surrender personal liberty for lower global temperatures will receive neither."--weegee)
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To: A knight without armor

I used to read Mad, Cracked and Crazy all the time. Great stuff, and all early contributors to major sociopolitical warpage later in life.


21 posted on 02/03/2008 7:26:25 AM PST by ovrtaxt (No Rudy McRombee for me! I voted for Ron Paul. The GOP can curl up and die.)
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To: Tainan

No comparison. Cracked couldn’t hold a candle to Mad.


22 posted on 02/03/2008 7:29:53 AM PST by Larry Lucido
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To: Slings and Arrows; SunkenCiv
Fortunately my acquaintances and friends are seasoned enough to know that it is not sophisticated to dig for secrets and virtuous enough not to reveal one.

Besides they are too busy in their own personal fulfillment.


23 posted on 02/03/2008 7:31:46 AM PST by Daffynition (The quieter you become, the more you are able to hear.)
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To: Larry Lucido

I think Mad spawned P. J. O’Rourke.


24 posted on 02/03/2008 9:26:51 AM PST by ErnBatavia (...forward this to your 10 very best friends....)
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To: ErnBatavia
I think Mad spawned P. J. O’Rourke.

I believe that was National Lampoon.

25 posted on 02/03/2008 9:43:29 AM PST by Slings and Arrows ("Those who surrender personal liberty for lower global temperatures will receive neither."--weegee)
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To: Slings and Arrows

I think you’re right!


26 posted on 02/03/2008 9:49:52 AM PST by ErnBatavia (...forward this to your 10 very best friends....)
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To: ErnBatavia; Slings and Arrows; Larry Lucido

Actually, Peej came from Harvard Lampoon, and Peej (and MO’D) spawned National Lampoon. Y’know, rather than the other way around. ;’)


27 posted on 02/03/2008 8:21:23 PM PST by SunkenCiv (https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/__________________Profile updated Wednesday, January 16, 2008)
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To: SunkenCiv; ErnBatavia; Slings and Arrows; Larry Lucido
Actually, Peej came from Harvard Lampoon, and Peej (and MO’D) spawned National Lampoon. Y’know, rather than the other way around. ;’)

Are you sure? P. J. never went to Harvard, and there's no mention of it in his Wiki bio.

28 posted on 02/03/2008 9:16:35 PM PST by Slings and Arrows ("Those who surrender personal liberty for lower global temperatures will receive neither."--weegee)
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To: Slings and Arrows
"...via a DU post."

Oh come on ... with the number of vanities around here lately, I'm sure there would be at least one here.

29 posted on 02/03/2008 9:20:15 PM PST by JustaDumbBlonde
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To: JustaDumbBlonde

Conservatives don’t advertise their sexual indiscretions - that’s what Fox News is for.


30 posted on 02/03/2008 9:24:54 PM PST by Slings and Arrows ("Those who surrender personal liberty for lower global temperatures will receive neither."--weegee)
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To: Slings and Arrows

a LOT of perceptiveness . . .

A better vocabulary would have been . . . uhhh . . . better.


31 posted on 02/03/2008 9:30:06 PM PST by Quix (GOD ALONE IS GOD; WORTHY; PAID THE PRICE; IS COMING AGAIN; KNOWS ALL; IS LOVING; IS ALTOGETHER GOOD)
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To: Daffynition

They look like they’re having far too much fun. Beat them. /sarc


32 posted on 02/03/2008 9:36:41 PM PST by SunkenCiv (https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/__________________Profile updated Wednesday, January 16, 2008)
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To: Slings and Arrows

Hmm, I could easily be wrong, but I’m pretty sure he founded National Lampoon.

Again, I could easily be wrong, and maybe the founders of National Lampoon created him in a test tube, a sort of different take on the Nation of Islam creation myth.


33 posted on 02/03/2008 9:37:57 PM PST by SunkenCiv (https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/__________________Profile updated Wednesday, January 16, 2008)
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To: Slings and Arrows
The MSM is making me miserable but I find myself unable to tune them out. The weather people are the worst with their storm stories and entire “what if” programs of doom. “What if” the sky falls? Well if it does and it doesn’t fall directly on me I’ll just do the best I can with what I have left. If it does fall on me, then I guess I don’t have to worry about it.

Last week there was an entire program on what would happen on earth if man was to completely disappear. We already know what would happen without maintenance men and yard men, they don’t have to completely disappear to know that. The yard would grow up and cover the house and in time, the house would fall down.

It doesn’t take a rocket scientist to figure that out but the had a number of scientists explaining it to us like we were 1st graders. I got so disgusted I threw a hissy fit and left the room.

34 posted on 02/03/2008 10:00:58 PM PST by Ditter
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To: Liberty Valance
I once played a gig behind chicken wire. There. I said it. Thankfully there are no pics ... ;o)

Or so you thought...... 8^)

35 posted on 02/04/2008 9:44:26 AM PST by The SISU kid (I feel really homesick all the time & so do all the other aliens.....)
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To: Slings and Arrows

bump


36 posted on 02/19/2009 10:59:01 AM PST by Centurion2000 (01-20-2009 : The end of the PAX AMERICANA.)
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