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Old 12-10-2011, 05:57 PM   #41
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Tattoos and ornamental rings and piercings !

I understand wanting to express one's individuality but these things I just don't get.
+1. I definitely don't see the point of this....

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What I don't get is College Football Signing Day ? My So gets so excited about it and he is on the phone the week before to his kids about it . I just don't get it but I don't tell him that .
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Well, I just don't get anything at all, all the current TV shows, what I read in the media, the Internet, the music on the radio, etc... It's better I not start to enumerate them, lest I get banned from this forum.

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Yes!

Even more interesting is how our portfolio will perform in the next three decades.

Umm... Never mind... Even if there is a way to tell, perhaps I should not know right now.

For I may be just too depressed I will make some very bad moves, and that makes that bleak future a self-fulfilling prophecy.
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I don't understand why anyone cuts down a living tree to adorn their living room for 2 weeks of the year. I mean, isn't it better for every tree to remain living to purify our air rather than end up on the woodchipper?
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I don't understand why anyone cuts down a living tree to adorn their living room for 2 weeks of the year. I mean, isn't it better for every tree to remain living to purify our air rather than end up on the woodchipper?
Most of these trees are crops, grown at a tight spacing and probably wouldn't thrive if left to get bigger. During the time they were alive they did a great job of removing CO2, and the little trees that replace them will also do a great job.
If the tree farmer didn't grow those trees, maybe he'd be growing corn for ethanol, which would be even worse for the environment.
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Well, I just don't get anything at all, all the current TV shows, what I read in the media, the Internet, the music on the radio, etc... It's better I not start to enumerate them, lest I get banned from this forum.
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For me mainly The Bachelor (or Bachelorette), Dancing with the Stars, Housewives of whatever, any soap opera or reality show.
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I used to not get what I called non-comedy comedy, which others called snarky comedy. Examples include The Onion, The Office, Parks & Recreation, Tina Fey and the like. Then I heard it described as sarcastic comedy and suddenly got it. Neither snark or sarcasm are forms of humor. The audience for non-comedy needs to feel superior to someone and can only do that by laughing at fictional versions of characters so exaggerated as to be 1 in a million.
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But I'm sure there is a lot more to it than women will ever tell men. Must be a Psych 15000 course to get it revealed.
Just about. Twenty years ago or so I read an earlier edition of this book http://www.amazon.com/You-Just-Dont-...3611307&sr=1-1 and it was like the Book Of Revelations. "Oh, so that's why she does that!"

Still, so many times why she does what she does is still on the hazy edge of consciousness for me. The reverse is true for her. The brains are wired differently. Sometimes it's frustrating.

But she's cute.
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I hate to sound stupid but what is planking? I never heard of it.
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I just don't get that my wife insists on washing the dishes before putting them in the dishwasher.
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"Planking" (or the "Lying Down Game") is an activity consisting of lying face down in an unusual or incongruous location. Both hands must touch the sides of the body and having a photograph of the participant taken and posted on the Internet is an integral part of the game.[1] Players compete to find the most unusual and original location in which to play.[1] The term planking refers to mimicking a wooden plank. Rigidity of the body must be maintained to constitute good planking.

Since early 2011, many participants in planking have photographed the activity on unusual locations such as atop poles, roofs and vehicles. Planking can include lying flat on a flat surface, or holding the body flat while it's supported in only some regions, with other parts of the body suspended. Planking (fad) - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
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I just don't get that my wife insists on washing the dishes before putting them in the dishwasher.
Uh...I get everything my DW does. Especially since she reads forum pages too. Frank, some things are better left undisclosed. You'll live longer
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I still don't get using it to talk to other people, text seems better for that. But for tracking magazines, organizations and people of interest, it's wonderful. I check in every day, way more efficient than trying to follow interests manually. PM if you want a fuller explanation. I am glad I tried it...not at all what I expected.
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As Khan used to say, when I read pop lit about "this is what women are like," I conclude that in spite of convincing physical evidence I am not actually a woman.

I don't get the pillow thing, either, at least not past the early teenaged years, when the frilly bed was sort of a girls' social center.

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Just about. Twenty years ago or so I read an earlier edition of this book Amazon.com: You Just Don't Understand: Women and Men in Conversation (9780060959623): Deborah Tannen: Books and it was like the Book Of Revelations. "Oh, so that's why she does that!"

Still, so many times why she does what she does is still on the hazy edge of consciousness for me. The reverse is true for her. The brains are wired differently. Sometimes it's frustrating.

But she's cute.
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Ask me how DW/my returns have done over the last three decades? Well, that's worth discussion...
O.K., I'm asking: how have your returns done over the last three decades?
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