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The Toxic Avenger
02-29-2008, 03:35 AM
Like it or not we are all more or less classifiable into demographics.




What makes you different?

Whether we are classified by age, gender, race, religion, culture, location, etc its the little things that make us who we are. For this Thread I want to highlight YOUR qualities that make you stand out from the crowd, buck the norm. Whether you are a Red-Blooded American Male who doesn't care for a good steak (Like Myself) or a gal who loves the pacers (which you obviously are), let us know. Other examples come to mind like Canadians who like Bush or anything involving France. Though the main goal is to learn little facts about one another, feel free to vent or rant about said stereotypes if they have held you back or gotten you in trouble.



Ground Rules are:
1. Your proposed Topic must apply directly to you. Don't include stories about Friends, Family or Coworkers.

2. Once you bring a Topic to the table it is fair game for all to comment on, question, and relate too.

3. Be respectful.

Obviously this has potential to go downhill but I think we can handle it and keep the thread upbeat and informative.

And to those wondering about the title of the thread click here (http://www.photobasement.com/wp-content/uploads/2008/02/crystalmeth.jpg)

Shade
02-29-2008, 03:57 AM
I'm in my 20's and I rarely drink. And I don't like beer.

No, let me fix that. I'm in my 20's and I'm a Pacers fan and I rarely drink. And I still don't like beer.

N8R
02-29-2008, 03:59 AM
I am 22 about to turn 23. I have never had a beer, they make me throw up and I am Canadian. Also I dont like Hockey which is supposed to be our national sport.

bellisimo
02-29-2008, 08:51 AM
I'm 25 and I've never drank alcohol, smoked cigarettes or used any sort of drugs...

Putnam
02-29-2008, 09:04 AM
I'm a fundamentalist Christian.

I oppose the death penalty as well as abortion, I dislike the Republican party as much as the Democrat one, and I favor amnesty for Mexican immigrants. I have lots of muslim friends.

Twes
02-29-2008, 11:17 AM
Member of the human race

American

Lover of life

Carnivore

:cool:

JayRedd
02-29-2008, 11:48 AM
I'm from Maine, enjoy hats and have never owned a car. I have drank lots of alcohol and adore beer.

idioteque
02-29-2008, 01:58 PM
I'm from Southern Indiana and I've dated outside of my race on multiple occasions.

I once voted for George W. Bush and well, I've inhaled. Multiple times.

campy
02-29-2008, 05:14 PM
My favorite part of love-making is when it is done, just laying there with the other person.

Hicks
02-29-2008, 05:16 PM
My favorite part of love-making is when it is done, just laying there with the other person.

This is stereotypically the part where I question your sexuality.




















Sounds nice. Guess I'm not a guy.

The Toxic Avenger
03-01-2008, 05:43 AM
Great responses! I had no idea that I'd get such honest and interesting posts so soon.

I too am a young guy that does not drink, smoke or use other substances. I don't understand how "Kids" these days live in their drunken college stupor. Thats another one of my "Personal Decisions" I suppose that can put me at odds with most folks my age...

Although based on this thread I would say we are in the Majority... At PD at least.

Hicks
03-01-2008, 11:09 AM
I also don't smoke/drink/use substances, for what it's worth.

bellisimo
03-01-2008, 11:15 AM
OK to those who do not smoke/drink/use substances - do you actually go out to clubs/etc or its just not your lifestyle?

cause I'm always out at the clubs and parties over the weekends and it feels like I'm the only guy in the place who is not smoking or drinking...

Hicks
03-01-2008, 11:24 AM
I don't go out to clubs/etc.

Twes
03-01-2008, 03:03 PM
Am I allowed one that's not about me?

Women who work at the Eiteljorge Museum are more prone to not wear makeup.

I'm not saying they were ugly. Just kind of a natural thing going on.

Just an observation.

I didn't have makeup on either so I guess it is about me.

:cool:

Los Angeles
03-01-2008, 03:13 PM
I love women's fashion, I subscribe to Vogue, I design jewelry.

I am straight.

The Toxic Avenger
03-01-2008, 05:29 PM
OK to those who do not smoke/drink/use substances - do you actually go out to clubs/etc or its just not your lifestyle?

cause I'm always out at the clubs and parties over the weekends and it feels like I'm the only guy in the place who is not smoking or drinking...

I don't go out to bars/clubs. The Problem with that is that I'm trying to meet new people I would actually like. I sound old when I say it but bars and clubs are just too smokey, too loud, and are filled with people I don't like... I've been to a few before to play pool or whatnot but afterwards my car and clothes have to be fumigated.

To me there are so many more things (http://www.mtv.com/overdrive/?id=1556905&vid=143114)you could do OTHER than go to Bar/Clubs but not everyone is so open minded.

SycamoreKen
03-02-2008, 05:55 PM
I'm 37 years old, turning 38 next month.

I have drank, tried smoking, never done any drugs. Drinking puts me to sleep plus I think its a waste of money, so I never enjoyed it. Was fun watching my drunk buddies in college at times though.

Smoking just made me cough. My dad smoked and my brother and sister each did it, but i never took to it.

avoidingtheclowns
03-02-2008, 10:12 PM
really odd that there are so many here who don't drink, etc. especially considering most of us are from farm country where there is, literally, nothing better to do.

turned 24 last tuesday, never have consumed alcohol, drugs, or smoke beyond the second-hand variety -- all of which is very bizarre for someone in comedy.

actually wanna know a really great comedian that doesn't drink?







...yeah, nobody.







and to answer mo's question: i don't go to clubs outside of the ones i perform in.

JayRedd
03-02-2008, 10:48 PM
Mitch Hedberg was straight-edge.

N8R
03-02-2008, 11:43 PM
i go to bars with friends a few times a month but I rarely will drink while there. The main reason is money, if I was loaded with cash i would probably be loaded with alcohol too. Also I work nights so to me it is like waking up and going to a bar so if I get drunk at a bar it is like being drunk in the mid morning to afternoon.

As far as weed goes I have tried it many times and worse. I dont do any drugs now on a constant basis. I would and will smoke weed again but it is a social and relaxing thing to me.

avoidingtheclowns
03-03-2008, 12:35 AM
Mitch Hedberg was straight-edge.

yup, just like janis joplin.

which is ironic as they each dated bill bennett (http://www.examiner.com/blogs/Yeas_and_Nays/2008/2/26/One-date-only-for-Bill-Bennett-and-Janis-Joplin).

Pig Nash
03-04-2008, 01:44 AM
I'm a 19 year old college dropout. I do smoke. I used to drink, which explains a lot. I listen to indie music, I am a Pacer/Hoosier/Colt fan, and I love my girlfriend.

The only stereotype I really have to deal with is being "lazy" because I dropped out of college. It just wasn't an environment that lent itself to my success, and I was/am too immature with that sort of self-reliance. I just wasn't motivated and I think once I find what I love to do, there won't be a problem with laziness.

kester99
03-04-2008, 03:09 AM
I've taken LSD, mushrooms, or peyote more times than most of the membership here have had birthdays. I've made my own tie-dye. I was at the Moratorium march against the Vietnam war in DC. I smoke tobacco. I love beer. I haven't had a haircut in more than seven years. I've read and enjoyed Bakunin and Max Sterner.

I am a 20-year Army veteran. I am putting 2 kids thru college...3 as of next year. My wife and I will mark our 26th anniversary this year. I teach IT networking classes to the military (ours). They think I'm great. I've held a top secret security clearance. I am a Christian.

I'm 57. I think the Shins are mighty fine. I like baroque and renaissance music. I like Buckethead. Crank that up.

I love basketball. I cannot walk and dribble at the same time.

Stereotypes? We don't need no stinkin' stereotypes.

Jose Slaughter
03-04-2008, 07:39 AM
I'm an atheist contemplating suicide.

The Toxic Avenger
03-04-2008, 08:39 AM
I'm an atheist contemplating suicide.

Thats unfortunate. Perhaps you need to visit the counting thread more often. It really is a place to "Bond". I've been invited out for drinks on two separate occasions.

Either way... don't do it. We need you.:(

Gyron
03-04-2008, 11:01 AM
I'm an atheist contemplating suicide.

Jose,


I really hope this isn't true. :(

If it isn't a joke, please know, you are a great person. Suicide is not the answer.

You do a lot for a lot of people. You are definitely a respected member of this forum and this group of people. Many of us call you a friend.

And besides who would take care of your hairless kitty?:D

Hicks
03-04-2008, 11:25 AM
I'm an atheist contemplating suicide.

I'm an agnostic. I can't recommend your contemplations, sir. For many reasons. Including everything Gyron said.

Twes
03-04-2008, 12:49 PM
I'm an atheist contemplating suicide.

Anything I could say that would change your mind?

:cool:

A new dog maybe? Shaggy.

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avoidingtheclowns
03-04-2008, 02:51 PM
jose, i can't begin or pretend to know what you're experiencing right now. what i do know is a number of people who have shared your feelings -- some who sought help and some who didn't. those that eventually looked for help eventually found, with time and some work, that those feelings grew less powerful. i know it means very little coming from some douchebag who refuses to be tyrannized by capitalization but just my two cents.



I'm an agnostic. I can't recommend your contemplations, sir. For many reasons. Including everything Gyron said.

i'm agnostic as well but given the indecisive nature of agnosticism, i can't commit to one side of this issue or another. :)


on a slightly different note, i've come to the conclusion that mal/hicks and i are essentially the same person -- which probably made him throw up a little just now.

SycamoreKen
03-04-2008, 05:09 PM
Jose,


I really hope this isn't true. :(

If it isn't a joke, please know, you are a great person. Suicide is not the answer.

You do a lot for a lot of people. You are definitely a respected member of this forum and this group of people. Many of us call you a friend.

And besides who would take care of your hairless kitty?:D

Not to mention the ABA fantasy league. Lets get our priorities strait.

Shade
03-04-2008, 06:13 PM
I'm an atheist contemplating suicide.

I've never believed in suicide. If someone is causing me that much pain, I'd kill them before myself. :devil:

Seriously, though, things will get better. I've hit rock bottom before and, though it's tough, you will eventually pull through.

If things are really THAT bad, then it's time to cut your losses and move on to something different.

Twes
03-04-2008, 09:07 PM
If things are really THAT bad, then it's time to cut your losses and move on to something different.

So much for Jose on the Pacer boards.

:cool:

Will Galen
03-05-2008, 10:45 AM
I'm an atheist contemplating suicide.

Jose, please don't do it buddy! Talk to us! Tell us your problems, we will listen and help if we can!

campy
03-05-2008, 07:47 PM
I'm an atheist/Existentialist and have had those thoughts before. I just tried to get through each day one at a time and spent some time with my closest and best friends. It helped a ton. If that doesn't work I would say just burn everything that makes you sad.

Hicks
03-05-2008, 09:17 PM
If that doesn't work I would say just burn everything that makes you sad.....unless that happens to be a living thing.

Fixed..... I hope. :eek:

LoneGranger33
03-05-2008, 09:27 PM
really odd that there are so many here who don't drink, etc. especially considering most of us are from farm country where there is, literally, nothing better to do.

turned 24 last tuesday, never have consumed alcohol, drugs, or smoke beyond the second-hand variety -- all of which is very bizarre for someone in comedy.

actually wanna know a really great comedian that doesn't drink?


...yeah, nobody.


and to answer mo's question: i don't go to clubs outside of the ones i perform in.

Dude, you are actually a comedian?

Never drank, never will.
Tried pot, never paid for it.
Very liberal, defender of religion.


Dane Cook doesn't drink by the way...Oh, you said "great comedian", my bad.

idioteque
03-08-2008, 01:22 AM
I'm an atheist contemplating suicide.

If you don't think there's anything after this life, you might as well ride out what you got and see what happens. I don't know if I believe in God or not but I figure that, since in the end we're all dead and everyone forgets about any misgivings you commit anyway, you might as well just do your best and make some friends and inevitably some enemies along the way. I have contemplated suicide in the past and that's how I rationalize things. I've always liked reading your posts, I see you as in the realm of well-respected posters.

N8R
03-08-2008, 10:42 AM
I'm an atheist contemplating suicide.

Knicks fan too? I am with you on that one.

But seriously do not do this. It is not the answer to any of life's problems. I have been to rock bottom in my head and back a whack load of times. You just gotta start doing something you enjoy on a regular basis; for me it was listening to music. Anytime I get too depressed and feel like garbage I throw on a great group of songs and just try to zone out and let the stress of life pass on.

Plus who will keep us counting over in the Counting Its fun thread. Keep the chin high and hope alive.