Celebrating 10 years! 2007-2017

List things your boomer parents Yelled at you about, in order to exert Power

1. Leaving the fridge door open for more than .5 seconds bea theimmigrant12/28/18
. Leaving the fridge door open for more than .5 seconds kenco12/28/18
My greatest advantage in life is that my parents were silent therewillbeblood12/28/18
Greater than the advantage conferred by your immense trust f theimmigrant12/28/18
OMG I wish I had a trust fund. I would do much better than a therewillbeblood12/28/18
Maybe I have you mixed up with atheistlawyer. You have simil theimmigrant12/28/18
That is probably a fair characterization. Though I am agnost therewillbeblood12/28/18
Being able to grow up and make connections in Manhattan is a bigwags12/28/18
I grew up in Queens in a blue collar Irish/Italian neighborh therewillbeblood12/28/18
Basically same guy. bigwags12/29/18
dupe therewillbeblood12/28/18
1) I didnt raise you not to believe in Jesus! Yes he "DOES E tuliotanaka12/28/18
Wow, just wow. As an Atheist, you have my sympathies. theimmigrant12/28/18
Playing video games “too late.” gladigotaphdinstead12/28/18
Basically any life decision that a reasonable person could m superttthero12/28/18
I don't see a flaw in your math reasoning, but how is he dev wutwutwut12/28/18
Verbally he seems pretty advanced at this point. Emotionally superttthero12/29/18
Basically any life decision that a reasonable person could m superttthero12/28/18
I think every story I've heard of a kid being held back beca therewillbeblood12/28/18
Obviously there are pros and cons. Since college tuition goe theimmigrant12/28/18
Liberals are often less awkward they get laid more kenco12/28/18
Is that what the voices in your head tell you? debtslave1501/02/19
My mother still freaks out if I don't use a coaster, even fo finklebots12/28/18
Wow, Farbman, just wow. theimmigrant12/28/18
They always told me children can never be smarter than their fettywap12/28/18
Perhaps this is a saying in the Italian community, fettywop? theimmigrant12/28/18
Adoption, infidelity, sperm donations... The possibilities a ugly12/28/18
My parents were two of the dumbest people I've ever met. kenco12/28/18
I was told that I was absolutely amazing and could succeed a brokelawyer12/28/18
Doenloading mp3s, which is theft plain and simple. Go pay 1 chicagojoe12/28/18
screw that, got too much crap collecting dust kenco12/28/18
y'all are whiners. Having parents would have been nice. wutwutwut12/29/18
In what context did they say this to you? superttthero12/30/18
Show some initiative in your job hunt by walking into the of secondcareerlawyer12/29/18
in a moment of weakness, I said those exact words to my offs 2ski12/30/18



theimmigrant (Dec 28, 2018 - 9:58 am)

1. Leaving the fridge door open for more than .5 seconds beause they do not understand Science/Engineering and think that the cold air will escape asap.

2. Dishes must be washed IMMEDIATELY after eating

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kenco (Dec 28, 2018 - 7:31 pm)

. Leaving the fridge door open for more than .5 seconds


my whole family does that. they leave it wide open while going about other things.
drives me nuts. my grandma enforced that rule when i was a just a little monkey.

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therewillbeblood (Dec 28, 2018 - 10:36 am)

My greatest advantage in life is that my parents were silent generation, not boomers.

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theimmigrant (Dec 28, 2018 - 10:42 am)

Greater than the advantage conferred by your immense trust fund? Also, I cannot speak for being 6`7``, but being 6`9`` is an advantage on balance, even with all of the knee surgeries. If I had put my mind to it, I could've played in the NBA, or been a CEO.

Were your Silent Parents Liberals btw? Did they have a hand in influencing your Liberal bias? It's long been my thinking that reality has a Liberal bias btw.

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therewillbeblood (Dec 28, 2018 - 11:36 am)

OMG I wish I had a trust fund. I would do much better than a lot of rich kids with it I think. I'd be able to live a life of leisure without sinking into self-destruction. And no law school loans.

I couldn't have played in the NBA due to lack of skill, and I wouldn't be a CEO because of lack of interest. It is on balance more advantageous than not, but hard to tell the exact benefits.

My dad was a Republican until Trump, my mom's always been liberal.

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theimmigrant (Dec 28, 2018 - 11:37 am)

Maybe I have you mixed up with atheistlawyer. You have similar posting voices imho.

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therewillbeblood (Dec 28, 2018 - 11:51 am)

That is probably a fair characterization. Though I am agnostic, not atheist.

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bigwags (Dec 28, 2018 - 8:04 pm)

Being able to grow up and make connections in Manhattan is a trust fund for all intents and purposes.

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therewillbeblood (Dec 28, 2018 - 9:01 pm)

I grew up in Queens in a blue collar Irish/Italian neighborhood. I think Severian was spreading a rumor that I was a rich trust fund kid.

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bigwags (Dec 29, 2018 - 3:14 pm)

Basically same guy.

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therewillbeblood (Dec 28, 2018 - 11:36 am)

dupe

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tuliotanaka (Dec 28, 2018 - 10:41 am)

1) I didnt raise you not to believe in Jesus! Yes he "DOES EXIST" because "I SAID SO!!!".

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theimmigrant (Dec 28, 2018 - 10:44 am)

Wow, just wow. As an Atheist, you have my sympathies.

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gladigotaphdinstead (Dec 28, 2018 - 11:13 am)

Playing video games “too late.”

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superttthero (Dec 28, 2018 - 11:42 am)

Basically any life decision that a reasonable person could make.

Currently my mom wont STFU because I mentioned I *may* hold my son from starting Kindergarden given he was born in August but should have been born in Oct (preemie).

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wutwutwut (Dec 28, 2018 - 12:50 pm)

I don't see a flaw in your math reasoning, but how is he developmentally (physical/brain etc) compared to peers?

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superttthero (Dec 29, 2018 - 3:25 pm)

Verbally he seems pretty advanced at this point. Emotionally he seems to have some slight, not worrying, issues with transitioning.

Physically, he is a little behind. He met all his milestones but is weak. He is in PT every other week.

I'll make the decision when it's time, but it's in my radar.

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superttthero (Dec 28, 2018 - 11:43 am)

Basically any life decision that a reasonable person could make.

Currently my mom wont STFU because I mentioned I *may* hold my son from starting Kindergarden given he was born in August but should have been born in Oct (preemie).

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therewillbeblood (Dec 28, 2018 - 11:52 am)

I think every story I've heard of a kid being held back because he was on the age cusp ended positively for the kid held back.

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theimmigrant (Dec 28, 2018 - 1:50 pm)

Obviously there are pros and cons. Since college tuition goes up by like $4500/year, the earlier you go, the better imho. It may also put them in a position wherein OCI would fall during a recession (or vice-versa), however this is hard to predict 18 years out. Also since you are 6`7``, it would be less of a Height gap if you were younger relative to peers and reduce awkwardness (not that you are awkward, it's relative; Liberals are often less awkward imo).

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kenco (Dec 28, 2018 - 7:36 pm)

Liberals are often less awkward


they get laid more

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debtslave15 (Jan 2, 2019 - 2:22 pm)

Is that what the voices in your head tell you?

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finklebots (Dec 28, 2018 - 1:36 pm)

My mother still freaks out if I don't use a coaster, even for cups containing beverages that are at room temperature. Yet she sees no problem with completely covering tables with her old mail and receipts, rendering the surface unusable.

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theimmigrant (Dec 28, 2018 - 1:48 pm)

Wow, Farbman, just wow.

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fettywap (Dec 28, 2018 - 1:52 pm)

They always told me children can never be smarter than their parents. My parents were two of the dumbest people I've ever met.

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theimmigrant (Dec 28, 2018 - 1:54 pm)

Perhaps this is a saying in the Italian community, fettywop? I've never heard of this.

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ugly (Dec 28, 2018 - 3:05 pm)

Adoption, infidelity, sperm donations... The possibilities aren't endless but perhaps some hope exists.

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kenco (Dec 28, 2018 - 7:38 pm)

My parents were two of the dumbest people I've ever met.


same, but they made more $$ than i ever will. topless bar, yo

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brokelawyer (Dec 28, 2018 - 2:39 pm)

I was told that I was absolutely amazing and could succeed at anything in life because I had high self esteem. This turned out to be not entirely accurate.

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chicagojoe (Dec 28, 2018 - 2:48 pm)

Doenloading mp3s, which is theft plain and simple. Go pay 17.99 for the CD.

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kenco (Dec 28, 2018 - 7:39 pm)

screw that, got too much crap collecting dust

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wutwutwut (Dec 29, 2018 - 12:12 am)

y'all are whiners. Having parents would have been nice.

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superttthero (Dec 30, 2018 - 8:07 am)

In what context did they say this to you?

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secondcareerlawyer (Dec 29, 2018 - 7:14 pm)

Show some initiative in your job hunt by walking into the office of the job you want and asking to speak to the hiring manager.

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2ski (Dec 30, 2018 - 8:34 am)

in a moment of weakness, I said those exact words to my offspring! did it work? no.

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