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    Anything that provides me with clues to the mysteries of life, particularly where its follies are concerned. The current of events, the amusement of show biz and the opinions of other posters occasionally command my interest also.
    I used to like to read books, but - for some reason I have now forgotten how.

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  1. @TroyWell, for one thing, by now you should know better than to take me that seriously, Babe. I'm just tweakin' you guys' noses. Of course "time brings change", and the other side of that platitude's coin is "the more things change, the more they become the same". "O tempora, O mores!" a Roman citizen once said a thousand years ago. And the beat goes on. Don't worry. Be Happy!
  2. I said what i said because, to me, males associate masculinity with a facade, Whereas to women it is a stimulation. To us the opposite of masculine isn't necessarily feminine, it's - "meh", A woman can look at a gay man and wish he was straight because she'd like to get next to him, Males just can't seem to get around masculinity being about conducting themselves like a man rather than respiring with a certain chemistry. Yes, these generalities have a lot to do with separating sexiness from masculinity and, as the opinions of a soon-to-be-90-year-old, are not carved in stone; only in the rock garden of my psyche.
  3. Egads! Listen to you Boomers and GenXers fretting and expounding as if you have some relevancy. Puleeze. The Millennials and the GenZers got this! And they are the wave of the future. Your days are numbered. Traditional values mean nothing to these sleepyheads. They are flexible and evolved, have embraced the "do me" approach to life and are making headway as they dare to merge with their true selves. Something they do with a growing measure of authenticity because the species is mutating - expanding. Screw all that BS about the true nature of humans and what "God" intended. Time brings change, depending on the whims of, say, quantum physics and - the impact of highly advanced computerized technology, including Artificial Intelligence. And last but not least a Creator who's lost interest in your welfare. Society is also evolving, fragmenting into the diversity of tribalism. Nowadays all you have to do is find your "Peeps". immerse yourself in their echo chamber and commiserate with your fellow malcontents. Meanwhile, Civilization staggers along being what it has always been about: acquiring power and exerting the control that comes with it, pitting the great unwashed masses against themselves, leaving their legions bound together by a common mistrust of their Government. America, in particular, is a sphere of mass confusion compounded by organized chaos bristling with the wanna-be soothsayers pulling their hair and beating their chests, spouting tired old conspiracy theories that disintegrate under the scrutiny of logic and reality. Same ol, same ol. So what else is new? Check ya, later. Maybe.
  4. Men need to stay mum when it comes to the subject of masculinity which is all about mystique. Your antennae are not fine tuned enough to pick up the sparks Prince gives off. i don't find Idris Elba especially appealing. Prince has more animal magnetism; more like a sensuous tiger. Garb is just superficial. LIl NasX is, what he is. A character. Never under estimate the power of female intuition. And there's a difference between being strong and being capable. Also masochism is a psychosis that afflicts a lot of women.
  5. @ProfD It's been reported that Trump will be charged on 34 counts, some of which will be felonies. It's about more than just paying "hush money". A crowd of both pro and anti Trump demonstrators are expected to show and things may get violent, something the police are expected to e prepared for. Plus, if the judge issues a gag order, Trump will not be able to give a speech about his case. We shall see.
  6. Another stupid question. i don't call my mouth a "garbage can" because it isn't one and requires no lid. That's why; just like i don't "listen" to what you write since it's not audible. Now get lost, you big dummy.
  7. Finally a question that the long-winded numb skull known as pioneer doesn't have an answer to. Hopefully he won't bore everyone by following his usual practice of making one up. zzzzzzzz
  8. Privilege is a slippery slope. I think black people have weaponized the word racist, and "privilege" is an exponent of weaponization. It's been said that "to he who carries a hammer, everyone else becomes a nail", an adage somewhat applicable to the dynamic between Blacks and White America. Among the greatest concerns of responsible and prominent white leadership is the ongoing threat of being labeled "racist" by the black community. Even Conservative right wingers deny being racists, portraying themselves as such things as patriots concerned about their country. Nobody wants to be called a racist. All the "Karens" out there would swear up and down that they are not racist. But when the hammer comes down, these entitled bitches are left bent out of shape and forever stigmatized. The recent high visibility of blacks in the media and the government and corporate America, are all gestures this institutionalized racist country have made to placate America's slave descendants, providing them with the privilege to represent their race. This should be a right, but in the real world, that remains to be seen.
  9. I though Rodney brought something refreshing to the board, he was like an antidote to pioneer. Now he's gone, and i wish him well.
  10. What are the standards for being ugly? If an alien from Mars visited Earth what would he consider ugly. Why belabor the point, especially since it's all subjective. Beauty is in the eye of the beholder, and so is ugliness. What more is there to say?
  11. @ProfD and @frankster thank you for putting pioneer in check. It's not surprising how myopic somebody who has such a magnified vision of himself can be when it comes to expressing the opinions that he tries to pass off as facts. i didn't bother reading what I knew would be a crock of hogwash, but had I done so, my response would've certainly been in line with the replies you 2 posted. If pioneer was half as omniscient as he thinks he is, he'd still be nothing more than a motormouth who needs his oil changed. He possesses no credentials but still thinks he's an authority on everything and that he has a hotline to god.
  12. @Chevdove This was not new to me, and i had heard a while back how Carole revealed that she had black blood on her mother's side of the family. She did have a "black vibe" and I didn't find this hard to believe. Her persona was very unique and she was a gifted performer.
  13. @Pioneer1 As usual you create your own scenarios in order to craft your irrelevant comments. Being curious about what happened to Rodney is not fantasizing or longing, and I showed nothing but love for my guys ProfD and Delano. Any disrespect ever shown toward you is well deserved because it's retaliatory. So stfu.
  14. Why are we expected to never indulge ourselves and partake of the guilty pleasures that amuse us. Life is grim enough without attributing everything to conspiracies and subliminal manipulation, personal suspicions that deny others the option to think for themselves. Malcontents need to stop imposing their misgivings on others. Laughter is good medicine. A good sense of humor and an appreciation for irony broaden the mind.
  15. @frankster You are always on point! I totally concur with what you say in regard to physical attractiveness, as do artists and anthropologists -and the objective conclusions drawn from how infants respond to symmetrical faces that embody that "golden triangle". . And, indeed, such things as pimple-free skin and a bright smile should never be underestimated, I grew up in the African American community of a small midwestern town . Everybody knew everybody else and being from a good family who owned their own home and drove a nice car were what counted there. i went to predominately white public schools and we non white kids were all just relegated to the bracket of being "the coloreds". it wasn't until I matriculated at the University of Illinois did I become aware of the difference color made. And it wasn't always an advantage for me, because the darker skinned girls could be very catty, practicing their own form of discrimination. And whether or not you belonged to a sorority was right up there with what made you prime pickins. Among the males, athletes and frat guys with high GPAs were the "babe magnets" . Yes, all of this is "ancient history" but not a whole lot has changed. Again, I agree. Once the plethora of anecdotal subterfuge is dispersed, all that's left are opinions.
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