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General Politics Discussion (V) [ARCHIVED]

Discussion in 'Politics Forum' started by Melody Bot, Mar 27, 2018.

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  1. Melody Bot

    Your friendly little forum bot. Staff Member

  2. Round 5.
     
  3. Dominick

    Prestigious Supporter

    I get that cheating sucks, but if you look at the films and culture about romance, they’re mostly about cheating and we ignore that because love is more moral than anything else. You’ve Got Mail is all about a woman that is engaged that falls for someone else, has an emotional affair and starts a relationship with them. The lesson, it seems to me, is that love is the ultimate justification. But, in reality, there’s a gap between what any one person can offer and the expectation that they can offer everything. Seems much more beneficial to demolish that.
     
  4. PeacefulOrca

    Prestigious Prestigious

    Ugh, made a typo on that last page. Can't edit it or delete it now.
     
  5. St. Nate

    We were just talkin' bout the Jesus. Prestigious

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  6. Feeling a tad better about even the very bad relationships I've been in today.
     
  7. I thought it was about AOL and the friends we made along the way.

    (When you watch that movie now: Tom Hanks character comes across very creepy and manipulative.)
     
  8. Dominick

    Prestigious Supporter

    You’re the only one that cares about it! I’m making the Marxist case against monogamy!
     
  9. [​IMG]

    That guy fucks.
     
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  10. Dominick

    Prestigious Supporter

    The best Tom Hanks/Meg Ryan films is obviously Joe versus The Volcano. But, I digress. All these romantic comedies are about cheating, creepy people. In Sleepless in Seattle, Meg Ryan is engaged and she still seeks out another man, who is clearly only looking for love because he hasn’t gotten over his wife’s death.
     
  11. iCarly Rae Jepsen

    Oh goose Supporter

    to the tune of What A Catch Donnie

    what a start to this thread
     
  12. He also didn’t know what a symphony was. But I was mildly addicted to the sex, and I also liked our story: high schoolers reunited in the big city. I told myself: Some girls marry dopey guys — and it’s endearing in a “hot jock” or “Joey from Friends” kind of way.

    I can't stop thinking about this.
     
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  13. And I can't stop watching those either!

    :chin:

    Shit this is all too revealing about me as a person why did I spend my day doing this.
     
  14. Arry

    it was all a dream Supporter

    Sure love trumps all but it doesn't negate you being an asshole for not establishing your expectations and then severely hurting someone in the process. Some of my friends got into open relationships because they were head over heels for the other party and didn't want to lose what they had. Idk, i think this gets into power/manipulative roles and what not but I personally just think it's safe to establish your expectations. (i've also never seen You've Got Mail, although i should)
     
  15. St. Nate

    We were just talkin' bout the Jesus. Prestigious

    Dom, for the last time I don’t wanna be a fly on your sexual web of perversion.
     
  16. Wharf Rat

    I know a little something you won't ever know Prestigious

    I can't believe you definitely just googled "hot Marx"
     
  17. Arry

    it was all a dream Supporter

    actually, i dont think i've ever seen a tom/meg ryan movie
     
  18. Had a friend do that too. It ended very, very badly.
     
  19. Jake Gyllenhaal

    Resident bad boy Supporter

    Ever heard of Woody Allen? Every one of his movies glorifies infidelity.
     
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  20. I actually googled "marx sexy" thank you very much...

    [​IMG]
     
  21. Wharf Rat

    I know a little something you won't ever know Prestigious

    Re: poly, I've only known one person in real life with any kind of sustained polyamorous relationship and you wouldn't know unless you were a close enough friend that you'd have occasion to meet both people. Anyone who loudly proclaims their poly or god forbid evangelizes it is probably an insufferable person in my experience
     
  22. St. Nate

    We were just talkin' bout the Jesus. Prestigious

    Dom probably knows of their polyamorous relationship first hand
     
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  23. Dinner with my dad and Hannah tonight is going to be weird when they ask what I did today.

    :-|
     
  24. Dominick

    Prestigious Supporter

    I don’t think love trumps all, to be honest. I’m just saying the cultural messages we receive say and they make no moral judgement on these people. I agree with your assessment. The problem, however, is we’re inculcated with these ideas of relationships, love, and so on, which create terrible consequences.
     
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  25. Arry

    it was all a dream Supporter

    yah i just realized i misread your comment. just establish your expectations yall and then you can be fluid as hale!
     
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