Jun 5th 2010 7:56PM I wish that Sean Connery would buy this car. They belong together.
Mar 7th 2010 8:37PM No, I described a small aspect of Nature on this planet. On Earth. You mentioned "beauty" twice and "beautiful" once. I used neither word even once in my entire post. What I wrote of was ATTRACTION. Many, MANY, are the factors which draw, ATTRACT, one individual to another. Physical beauty (good looks) is but one. Beauty and 'good looks' are also very subjective. If they were not, if we all favored exactly the same person, then there would be a line of suitors as long as humanity waiting for that one while all the others stood in their own line. I, PERSONALLY, do not find Reese's looks to be any better than average. However this does not speak to her TOTAL ATTRACTIVENESS, in any way. To appreciate her full attractiveness, I would have to know Reese Witherspoon personally, in order to honestly observe her other qualities. All I know of Reese are her photos, her interviews, and the characters she plays. That is all I have to go on in order to find her attractive or not. I cannot claim to know the person, the real Reese Witherspoon, at all. Even in interviews actresses (and actors) usually play "that celebrity everybody knows" rather than the real person that she (or he) actually is.
Mar 7th 2010 3:44PM I agree with Joe. Fine actress, but average-looking. Generally, men are more naturally authentic judges of whether a woman is especially attractive or not, and for obviously natural reasons. The same is true for women judging the attractiveness of men. It's only obvious: the purpose of sex in nature is reproduction, and what natural success would be achieved in that arena if the majority of individual human beings' (or other creatures) attentions were focused on how attractive their same-sex fellows were? Of course this does not hold true for homosexual individuals. However that fact does little to interfere with the success of natural sexual reproduction, as such individuals comprise at most 5% of any given population and thus their absence from the natural reproductive gene pool has a negligible effect. Human (and other) offsring are still produced, and in large numbers, in nature. Please forgive me for straying so far off topic! (:->
Feb 27th 2010 12:28AM She was singing about Hugh Marston Hefner.
Feb 11th 2010 5:21PM Cordell, you're gonna have a LONG dose of "Obama-Bashing" before it even gets near to equalling the amount of "Bush-Bashing" this nation has experienced, SO JUST GET USED TO IT!
Jan 31st 2010 12:24AM You are mistaken if you are calling my comments about English "stupid". They were written in response to Will's original complaint (now apparently deleted) that he didn't understand why everything offered at BOCCALONE had an Italian name. My comments were written to SUPPORT the use of ITALIAN names for the ITALIAN foods being offered by Tatiana Graf and company.
I am bi-lingual myself; I speak English and / y yo hablo Espanol (I'm sorry that the 'n' has no tilde). So, obviously, I do not call for any establishment of an "English Only" policy in our country. What I do support, however, is a simple acknowledgement by our Congress that English is our COMMON language in this country. What we also speak in addition to English is entirely own our business.
Jan 29th 2010 2:01PM Will, I'm with you. English is, de facto, our national language, and should be declared so by Congress. That being said, I still think that certain things perhaps should be described with their original names. I mean pizza, after all, is also an originally Italian name, but we've embraced it. Honestly, what would we call pizza in English? Flat pan-bread?
I love the English language, but the adoption of a few foreign words and phrases into American English is okay by me, and it enriches our language a bit. Other languages likewise have adopted our English words, and continue to do so. By this, they are likewise enriched. Don't forget that the very word America is originally of Italian origin.
Now, if the folks at Boccalone spoke only Italian to their customers, or worse, didn't allow English to be spoken in their shop at all, then I would disagree with them. They'd be entitled to do this, but it'd hurt business, and they don't. Yet still they are able to offer their patrons a little flavor of Italy in America. Bravo, Tatiana Graf !!!
Jan 27th 2010 1:20PM Hey, I wish Venus would've played naked! I'd like it if all athletes played their sports naked, except where it would be dangerous like NFL football. Of course, not being gay, I wouldn't care about watching male athletes cause they were naked, but some women and gays sure would! I'd love to watch the female athletes play naked, except those under age like in gymnastics. And before you all call me a sexist pervert, remember that ancient Greek athletes, all men, used to compete in the nude, even in their ancient Olympics! Also, imagine the freedom of movement you would have in sports if you played naked!
Dec 8th 2009 6:04PM Marcia, Howard Zinn is an intelligent academic, upon this you and I can agree. Your other accolade for him is the one which truly, however, explains all of the work which he has advanced: ACTIVIST. Every nation which has ever existed upon this earth has its good and its bad aspects, and all of their histories reflect this. In the real world, nature is often brutally harsh, life is gritty, and peoples (nations) are both cruel and kind. All nations' histories have played out as great dramas, with both good and bad moments.
My problem with Professor Zinn centers upon his apparent obsession only with the BAD moments in the American Drama, which he pushes forward while nearly ignoring the GOOD moments which equally exist within the American Dramatic Narrative. In this, he shows his true colors as a Leftist Anti-American Activist. As an historian myself, I do not accept any accounts of American History which are 'sugar-coated'; likewise I do not accept any accounts which are 'poison-soaked', such as those advanced by Professor Howard Zinn.
A well-balanced mind recognizes life with all of its wonders, as well as all of its warts, included. Thusly does a well-balanced mind also view all of world history, including the history of the United States of America.