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    Stuff you just don't get.

    It doesn't really amuse or annoy you, it just confuses you.

    Naked selfies: I've seen myself naked before, and I've never thought "Gee, let me immortalize this moment with a commemorative snapshot!" Not even back when I actually looked good naked.

    Duck Dynasty, Moonshiners and other shows about folks with necks so red and accents so thick and toothless that speakers of American English literally need subtitles to know what they've said.

    Flash mobs. I can understand wanting to do some kind of public performance, but why not arrange it in an actual venue?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Noclevername View Post
    Flash mobs. I can understand wanting to do some kind of public performance, but why not arrange it in an actual venue?
    I can agree with the others; but some flash mobs - especially those organised by serious artists - can be marvellous. Like this one - I'd have loved to have been there.

    As to things I just don't get...Two words: Justin Bieber. 'nuff said.

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    Quote Originally Posted by NorthernDevo View Post
    As to things I just don't get...Two words: Justin Bieber. 'nuff said.
    That's because you're not a teenage girl.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Noclevername View Post
    That's because you're not a teenage girl.
    And glad of it. I saw a Beebs poster in which he was dressed in leather, scowling at the camera with an expression that must have been considered 'tough'. I swear by all that is Holy it took me fifteen minutes to stop laughing. What a joke - what a pointless celebrity. I see recent news he's created - even his scandals are pointlessly childish!
    What a weiner.

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    Quote Originally Posted by NorthernDevo View Post
    And glad of it. I saw a Beebs poster in which he was dressed in leather, scowling at the camera with an expression that must have been considered 'tough'. I swear by all that is Holy it took me fifteen minutes to stop laughing. What a joke - what a pointless celebrity. I see recent news he's created - even his scandals are pointlessly childish!
    What a weiner.
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    Quote Originally Posted by NorthernDevo View Post
    And glad of it. I saw a Beebs poster in which he was dressed in leather, scowling at the camera with an expression that must have been considered 'tough'. I swear by all that is Holy it took me fifteen minutes to stop laughing. What a joke - what a pointless celebrity. I see recent news he's created - even his scandals are pointlessly childish!
    What a weiner.
    i'm pretty sure that most people that would buy that particular poster are NOT teenage girls.. or even girls, for that matter..

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    Quote Originally Posted by novaderrik View Post
    i'm pretty sure that most people that would buy that particular poster are NOT teenage girls.. or even girls, for that matter..
    Actually I would buy that poster...20 years ago, when I was in the Army. For exactly the same reason the entire Pioneer Platoon went out and bought Care Bears - we all got one and sat them up on the 200m-line of the rifle range.

    The shower of exploding cotton was soooooo satisfying....

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    Quote Originally Posted by Noclevername View Post
    That's because you're not a teenage girl.
    I was one until 11 months ago and I still didn't get his appeal.

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    Quote Originally Posted by KaiYeves View Post
    I was one until 11 months ago and I still didn't get his appeal.
    Not all teenage girls like him, but almost all those who like him are teenage girls.
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    Quote Originally Posted by NorthernDevo View Post
    I can agree with the others; but some flash mobs - especially those organised by serious artists - can be marvellous. Like this one - I'd have loved to have been there.
    An old teacher of mine was in a choral one a couple of Christmases ago. I've seen footage; the smiles on those shoppers' faces must have made it worth it.

    Quote Originally Posted by schlaugh View Post
    Tatoos. They don't offend me nor do they appeal to me. I just don't get them. As the great prophet Jimmy Buffett sang: "It's a permanent reminder of a temporary feeling."
    I'm not a huge fan of tattoos, myself, but I can assure you that not all of them are reminders of temporary feelings. One of my best friends has one that symbolizes her grandfather, and the other has three, all with deep personal--and long-lasting--significance.

    Quote Originally Posted by Noclevername View Post
    They're cheap to produce, and pander to the lowest common denominator and the inner voyeur. Easy money.
    Oh, and the writers aren't members of the union. That's why there are more of them every time there's a writers' strike.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Gillianren View Post
    Oh, and the writers aren't members of the union. That's why there are more of them every time there's a writers' strike.
    Like mushrooms, they multiply in conditions of gloom and dung.
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    Quote Originally Posted by NorthernDevo View Post
    I can agree with the others; but some flash mobs - especially those organised by serious artists - can be marvellous. Like this one - I'd have loved to have been there.
    My personal favorite flash mob.
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    Quote Originally Posted by HenrikOlsen View Post
    My personal favorite flash mob.
    How very beautiful, thanks for sharing! Their tuning is admirable, all the more for the probably rather lousy acoustics in a supermarket.

    Here is another one I love, also from Denmark.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Arneb View Post
    How very beautiful, thanks for sharing! Their tuning is admirable, all the more for the probably rather lousy acoustics in a supermarket.
    It helps that it's classical students from the Academy of Music and Dramatic Arts, Southern Denmark.
    When it's classical conservatory training vs. bad acoustics, it'll take really horribly bad acoustics to not sound good. Adjusting to the acoustics is part of the training.
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    Quote Originally Posted by HenrikOlsen View Post
    It helps that it's classical students from the Academy of Music and Dramatic Arts, Southern Denmark.
    When it's classical conservatory training vs. bad acoustics, it'll take really horribly bad acoustics to not sound good. Adjusting to the acoustics is part of the training.
    A little late now (thought I'd replied several days ago), I just wanted to add that that was one of the most beautiful flash mobs I've heard. Thanks.

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    Prime numbers.

    I learned the basics of them in school, and I know they are useful for things like cryptography, but they seem to have much more fuss made about them than is appropriate.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Extravoice View Post
    Prime numbers.

    I learned the basics of them in school, and I know they are useful for things like cryptography, but they seem to have much more fuss made about them than is appropriate.
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Sol...umbers_(novel)

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    My home state recently permitted online gambling, but the law only allows licensed casinos to operate the games.
    What I don't get is that instead of using the casinos' names on their websites (i.e. Caesars, Tropicana, etc.) they are advertising website names such as "NJ Party Poker" and "888 Casino".

    I'd think that most people unfamiliar with online gambling would be more comfortable with the casino's name in the URL rather than "888".
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    Quote Originally Posted by Extravoice View Post
    I'd think that most people unfamiliar with online gambling would be more comfortable with the casino's name in the URL rather than "888".
    Just a guess on my part, but I would think that most online gambling aren't interested in those people, but more interested in the people that this is something other than you stale old type of gambling casino.

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    Some comments in one of the "trivial" threads reminded me that I don't get how having 10 fingers leads to a base 10 numbering system.
    We can count to 10 on our hands before we have to "carry", so shouldn't we have a base 11 system?
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    Why do real estate agents feel the need to put their photographs in their print ads, and on their business cards, and anywhere else they can?
    I assume it is some kind of "branding" (That's the new buzz-word, right?), but still don't get it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Extravoice View Post
    Why do real estate agents feel the need to put their photographs in their print ads, and on their business cards, and anywhere else they can?
    I assume it is some kind of "branding" (That's the new buzz-word, right?), but still don't get it.
    My experience is that up until about the second after you sign the papers, or a second after it's clear you have no interest in any properties in their portfolio, they want to be your "best friend". I suspect the face thing is part of that personalisation.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Extravoice View Post
    "branding" (That's the new buzz-word, right?)
    Cowboys have been using that term for centuries.
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    I just don't get why protesters can turn into rioters and destroy unrelated things like the local grocery store.

    I'm sure many many PhD theses have been written on the topic of "mob mentality," so I guess it should come as no surprise that I "don't get it."
    Still, you have to wonder why a group of people angry at "A" would resort to violence against "B", especially when "B" provides necessary services, such as food.

    You'd think they would go after whatever assets "A" has.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Extravoice View Post
    I just don't get why protesters can turn into rioters and destroy unrelated things like the local grocery store.

    I'm sure many many PhD theses have been written on the topic of "mob mentality," so I guess it should come as no surprise that I "don't get it."
    Still, you have to wonder why a group of people angry at "A" would resort to violence against "B", especially when "B" provides necessary services, such as food.

    You'd think they would go after whatever assets "A" has.
    Wounded animals may attack whoever comes near them. A child throwing a tantrum lashes out blindly at anyone and everyone. Panic can make anyone do anything. Mobs are mindless, a form of temporary insanity.

    Besides, that grocery store was asking for it!
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