When someone is superstitious about something that another person thinks is silly or stupid because they don't believe it.
I don't get why some people freak out when a black cat crosses their path. What a stupidstition!
From my Peruvian ex-roomie I learned that it was for peasants or general degragatory for poor people; or in the opinion of the rich people 'the indians'.
In response to my concern of the army harming poor people during a soccer riot "They are cholos, their silly lives mean nothing" (this is quite an effective insult, but could get you killed) and also his telling me a story about his relative running over a poor person with his jet boat "He was a cholo, but they had a funeral for him and everything."
The government of the United States of America.more...
The US government is "owned" by the civilian population of the United States, and they have the right to voice their opinions without consequences from the government.
There are three branches of the US government, from lowest to highest in power:
Local Government (run by a mayor)
State Government (run by a governor)
Federal Government (run by a president)
All three of these levels of government work together (sometimes; it depends) for certain purposes, such as involving taxes and how taxes can be used for various services. For example, the local and state governments work together, often, to create local services, like schools, police departments, and hospitals. The federal government, on the other hand, is rife with countless services and agencies, with enough power to serve the entire nation and other nations.
When one thinks of the US government, they usually think of the federal government, which is, as mentioned, the highest level of government.
The US government has been bashed time and time again concerning its true purpose. The US government does have certain secrets, but the US government is better than any other government if you stop and think about it. The US government is run by bureaucrats, not thugs (all kinds of nations think our government is evil and gone mad).
Although it is entirely your opinion, hear mine : THE US GOVERNMENT IS NOT EVIL.
A word used by stuck up teenagers who think that if music is popular and the album gets into the top 10 then the band are automatically are rubbish and are terrible.
One of the most 'sellout' bands of our time is Green Day. I am a Green Day fan and I will freely admit that but I have friends who in 2000 liked Green Day but since American Idiot claim 'Green Day are shit! They are such sellouts!' And these people haven't even heard of Kerplunk. I don't think that any band has sold out. Every band sets out to make music and to hopefully be famous. Everyone wants a limo. Everyone wants £1m record contract.
Being rich doesn't mean you make rubbish music. It doesn't mean you don't care anymore. It just means you are rich and have a lot of fans.
And Good Charlotte? MTV from the start in my opinion.
(Silly person) Omg I love this band! I'll always love Green Day!
(Silly person 3 or 4 years down the line) I hate this band! They have never made a good song in their lives. I always hated them! Green Day are such sellouts.
While giving evidence at the trial of Stephen Ward, Rice-Davies made the quip for which she is most remembered. When the prosecuting counsel pointed out that Lord Astor denied having an affair or having even met her, she replied, "Well, he would, wouldn't he?" (from Wikipedia).
Hence, "MRD applies" means "he would say that, wouldn't he". Usually used to devalue an opinion by drawing attention to the other-than-impartial situation of the person voicing it.
I think this is a silly idea, myself, but then, I’m a state regulator, so MRD applies.
John Quiggin on badanalysis.com
|6.||apples to oranges|
An unresolvable and ultimately useless comparison.
A comparison which is just as easy to support as it is to contest.
Something which is both the same and different simultaneously depending on your point of view.
alt. *Apples to Apples*--Though not the initial meaning, occasionally the phrase "apples to oranges" is used to dismiss a "distinct difference" noted between two things which are not distinctly different. IE the neverending opinion wars often attributed to brand-loyalty. These are based on imaginary chasms of vast differences which cannot be proven or conclusively settled. IN other words these things are not really very different, but people desperately want to believe they are.
When someone says "you're comparing apples to oranges" they're really saying "Why are you trying to compare those things? You can't compare apples to oranges, they're just not the same thing."
They're both sweet. They're both fruit. They're both the same. But they're not. One's an apple, and one's an orange. Is that all there is to it? One tastes better. No it doesn't. Yes it does. How do you decide which one everyone likes more? How *can* you decide?
A great example of silly apples to oranges is vanilla and chocolate.
Invalid apples to oranges comparisons would be like comparing Bush or Clinton to Lincoln, Jefferson, or Washington. You can't, so don't.
Examples of useless "nonexistant-vast-differences" apples to oranges comparisons are Macs and PC's, Fords and Chevys, Nikons and Canons.. In reality this is mostly "apples to apples" comparison.
Apples to oranges usually ends with each person believing or feeling whatever they do and leaving it at that. That's all there is to it. Neither can really ever be better or worse, and nobody can win the argument.
In the end, the whole point of making the comparison is to illustrate: there is really no point in making the comparison.
Black Thought is the lead rapper of the hip hop band The Roots. In my opinion Black Thought is also the best rapper ever. The reason I think that is because Black Thought has NEVER, and I mean NEVER, disappointed me! I have all of their albums also so I've heard pretty much all of his stuff.
"The Game Theory" August 29,2006
"Look, my eyes open ‘cause I'm really a rocksmith
And when inviting my thoughts, I'm really unboxin'
My main adversary in this silly concoction
Freeze your face like bosilium toxin
If you ain't tryin' to get popped, then give me a option
Helicopters choppin' from Philly to Compton
The Jones is the richest since dismissin' the Johnson's
If you ain't sayin' nothin', you a system's accomplice
It should play with your conscience, do away with the nonsense
I'm overseeing anything within my circumference
This ain't a press junket, I ain't seekin' responses
I stand where the people got the heat in they pocket
You mesmerized by the calm nonchalant-ness
I spit a dart, rub on some John Hitchcock shit
If you ain't speakin' your life, your rhyme's adopted
If it don't feel right, then stop it, you nahmsayin'?"
- "Don't Feel Right" off of Game Theory!
Black Thought > your favorite MC