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Old 5th June 2019, 09:55 AM   #1
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Some Cultures Are Bette?

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Old 5th June 2019, 10:01 AM   #2
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Other cultures are Barbra.
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Old 5th June 2019, 10:08 AM   #3
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A Paul Joseph Watson vid needs a warning b4 you click.


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Old 5th June 2019, 10:13 AM   #4
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Bette Midler?
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Old 5th June 2019, 10:15 AM   #5
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Originally Posted by Elagabalus View Post
A Paul Joseph Watson vid needs a warning b4 you click.
Yeah, a mental health warning.
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Old 5th June 2019, 11:04 AM   #6
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I'm afraid I'm unable to digest the actual content of the video because I just can't keep my eyes off this guy's plump, red, effeminate lips, which is kind of awkward because I generally identify as straight.
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Old 5th June 2019, 11:07 AM   #7
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I'm at work so I can't watch the video (not that I'm apparently missing much.)

As to the question "Are some cultures better" at face value.... errr yes. Absolutely. Without question.

A "culture" is just a (usually more arbitrary then we like to admit) lumping together of ideas. Some ideas are better than others.
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Old 5th June 2019, 11:21 AM   #8
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Of course some cultures are better. How is this even a question.

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Some cultures have Bette Davis eyes.
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Old 5th June 2019, 11:32 AM   #9
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Barbara, Judy, Liza, Bette
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Old 5th June 2019, 11:46 AM   #10
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I am a 9th generation Canadian and descendant of United Empire Loyalists. My DNA results say I am 48% Irish/Scottish, 43% English/Welsh/NorthWestern Europe (Norman family line), 6% Swedish (a surprise to our family), and 3% Germanic. Culturally I identify as Canadian. Such and oddly personal topic to start a discussion about.

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I would say most land somewhere in the Midler.
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Is PJW on about Soy again?
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Originally Posted by Bouncing Bettys View Post
48% Irish/Scottish,
What?

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43% English/Welsh/NorthWestern Europe (Norman family line)
{double take}... whaaaaat?....

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Old 5th June 2019, 01:28 PM   #14
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Is PJW on about Soy again?
No; this time it's about how some cultures are bitter, namely his.
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Paul Joseph Watson (PJW or Pyjama Watso) is an alt-lite English YouTube vlogger who publishes absurd and bigoted articles for Prison Planet, a sister site of Alex Jones' Infowars.
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If I understand it correctly, the alt-right were an attempt by nazis to pretend that they weren't actually nazis, and now we have the alt-lite, who pretend that they aren't actually alt-right.
Do the alt-lite dress like the alt-right, i.e. khakis and polos, which the alt-rights used to distinguish themselves from nazis and the KKK, or are they into another kind of fashion in order to distinguish themselves from alt-rights?
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Originally Posted by alfaniner View Post
I would say most land somewhere in the Midler.
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Old 5th June 2019, 04:18 PM   #17
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PJW always just shrugs, throws his hands up, oh I'm just a "realist".
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Do the alt-lite dress like the alt-right, i.e. khakis and polos, which the alt-rights used to distinguish themselves from nazis and the KKK, or are they into another kind of fashion in order to distinguish themselves from alt-rights?
Giving up the Hitler-youth haircut, perhaps. Although our man Watson looks a little like he's had it and just let it grow out some.
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Old 5th June 2019, 05:02 PM   #19
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I decided to click on the video.


I think he is mistaking culture for
Oh, who really cares? The cool thing was that the next video up on my particular youtube feed was from a group called "Rare Earth". I watched a few of them. I'll be watching a lot more of them. Very interesting historical perspectives.
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Bleu Cheese is pretty good, but I prefer Saccharomyces cerevisiae. And while my only personal experience has been limited to the stick up my nose, I despise MRSA.
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I am a 9th generation Canadian and descendant of United Empire Loyalists. My DNA results say I am 48% Irish/Scottish, 43% English/Welsh/NorthWestern Europe (Norman family line), 6% Swedish (a surprise to our family), and 3% Germanic. Culturally I identify as Canadian. Such and oddly personal topic to start a discussion about.
Any idea which great-great grandma had an affair with a Swede?
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Old 6th June 2019, 10:53 AM   #22
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Originally Posted by Meadmaker View Post
I decided to click on the video.


I think he is mistaking culture for
Oh, who really cares? The cool thing was that the next video up on my particular youtube feed was from a group called "Rare Earth". I watched a few of them. I'll be watching a lot more of them. Very interesting historical perspectives.
Rare Earth is a pretty cool channel.
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Old 26th November 2019, 10:26 AM   #23
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Originally Posted by Elagabalus View Post
A Paul Joseph Watson vid needs a warning b4 you click.


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My bad ... cannot argue with that!
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Old 26th November 2019, 01:31 PM   #24
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Watched it. Looks like a **** take to be honest
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Fundamentally, culture is a set of techniques for dealing with the world around us. It allows us to adapt to our surroundings and changes in them much more rapidly then natural selection would. It can do this well or it can do it poorly, but comparisons between cultures adapted to deal different circumstances is difficult at best.
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Old 27th November 2019, 11:00 AM   #27
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I'm shocked and saddened that so many went with Bette Midler jokes and nobody went for a Bette Davis joke.
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I'm shocked and saddened that so many went with Bette Midler jokes and nobody went for a Bette Davis joke.
Nobody had the eyes for it.
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I would say most land somewhere in the Midler.
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Ooh Bettie!

Watson channeling Spencer?

Frank Spencer, that is!
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I'm shocked and saddened that so many went with Bette Midler jokes and nobody went for a Bette Davis joke.
How come Midler's first name is pronounced "Bet" and Davis's is "Betty"?
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How come Midler's first name is pronounced "Bet" and Davis's is "Betty"?
Language is weird.
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How come Midler's first name is pronounced "Bet" and Davis's is "Betty"?
Because Davis was a human woman with a human name. Midler is an eldritch abomination and the name is the first syllable of its demonic cognomen. To utter more of it would summon it, which is to be avoided by any who wish to retain their sanity and bones.
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I'm at work so I can't watch the video (not that I'm apparently missing much.)

As to the question "Are some cultures better" at face value.... errr yes. Absolutely. Without question.

A "culture" is just a (usually more arbitrary then we like to admit) lumping together of ideas. Some ideas are better than others.
But how do you know what ideas are better when we value different things?
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Originally Posted by Trebuchet View Post
How come Midler's first name is pronounced "Bet" and Davis's is "Betty"?


Maybe her hair isn’t Harlow gold.
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Originally Posted by Trebuchet View Post
How come Midler's first name is pronounced "Bet" and Davis's is "Betty"?

Consumed with curiosity I decided to research this burning question.

It wasn't that hard, fortunately. Two Wiki articles did the trick.

Although TM's explanation is much more satisfying, the real explanation is sadly mundane, but with a twist of sorts.

Ruth Elizabeth Davis went by the childhood nickname of "Betty", and at some point while growing up decided she liked the spelling of a Balzac character (from La Cousine Bette) better, so she went with that. 'Betty' still, but with French flair. The character is described as "an unmarried middle-aged woman who plots the destruction of her extended family", which is remarkably similar in tenor to some of the characters she went on to portray during her movie career.

Bette Midler was named after Bette Davis, and just went with the short, monosyllabic pronunciation. Not sure why. Probably less frivolous, but this may be where TM's research comes in.
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