I was exposed to the Jehova's Witness "Truth," when I fell in love with a girl that was a witness. Although, I was raised Catholic, I was willing to investigate Jehovah's Witness doctrine believing it was fundamentally Christian. Therin, much to my shergrin I learned of my terrible misjudgement. Firstly, Jehovah's Witnesses claim almost an elitist stance that they are the only religion and that they take nothing away from the bible nor add anything. Secondly, they claim that the material earthly goal one should strive to attain is to live a life that is as Christlike as possible. (That is not only in study, speech but also in action. However, if one observes the practices of this so called religion from an objective, scholastic point of view, they will soon see JW's for what they are a masochistic and spiritually oppressive cult. I hope my personal experiences and observations will shed some light on what I am conveying. It would help to print the Webster definition of cult to illustrate my point.
The girl I fell in love with attended the Eagle Rock, California Jehovah's Witnesss Kingdom Hall and had since she was seven. At eighteen she became pregnant, bore an illegitimate child and received a public reprisal which for layman is a shunning of other members of the congregation. Would not the spirit of Christ inspire said Christians to help this girl emotionally and financially rather than close her out. Even her own family was told to shun her. Now for those of you that do not know JW Kingdom Halls are run by otherwise socially deficient men who oppress the freedoms and voices of women perhaps necessitated by the fact there are alot of beautiful women ussually black or hispanic and really geeky looking guys. Now throughout life young girls are taught that dating, marriage with non-believers (any non JW even if he is a Christian Pastor) or fear public dissfellowship which means the persons personal life is made public and noone in the congregation is allowed to so much as say hello to them. Stron Chrisian compassion huh? These zealots go so far as to put these womens house under surveillance and call at all hours taking away from their freedom. Further, the JW cult ensures for its self preservation by enforcing their will through religion as an all consuming lifestyle by making members attend congregation 6-12 hours a week plus field service. Nontheless girls will be girls and my sexy little JW managed 8 sexual partners in 10 years. Between us I have to sa...more...
Clothing- A|X tee shirts, diesel shirts, wife beaters, sweat jackets usually by puma or adidas part of a matching set with pants, A|X jeans, ben sherman jeans , sweat pants, And capris. anything tight that shows off muscle definition.diesel shoes, nike cortezs, pumas. and let us not forget the classic A|X belt equipped with the nextel. lots of gold or silver chains some with italian horns. and kangol hats and sunglasses worn all day and all night.more...
Whips- BMW'S usally convertable, Cadillac's, or anything expensive that will make someone say damn! and has a banging system and an italian flag in one or more places..
place of birth- could be anywhere but most guidos reside in northern and southern jerzee and parts of new york predominately brooklyn bensonhurst section.
hang outs- joey's in clifton (if youre from jerzee you know the place), spirit, exit, abyss, temptations, djais, bamboo, any club in the area or the gym mostly gold's gym where you can purchase steroids (not all guidos do steroids though).
music- techno, house, dance, very little rap if any at all. music that u can all form a circle around eachother and dance using the
|73.||pull a sony|
To surround your product in a hurricane of hyperbolic and possibly false claims that contradict actual product experience, as a form of offensive damage control and PR. The hope that one can spin shortcomings and failures so actively and so frequently that your manic bluster overtakes negative opinion/experience in the public awareness. Attempts to change received wisdom to portray the products failures as benefits and the wave of the future, and competitors advantages as disadvantages, old fashioned and possibly broken.
"You see that news about removed European PS3 backwards compatibility?"more...
"Yeah, and then they pulled a Sony and said old games were the past and PS3 games were the future."
"Man, I wish the PS3 had rumble. The Wii manages it with way better motion sensing to boot."
"Me too, but you saw them pull that Sony and say rumble was a last generation feature."
"Wow, I've been in town all day and there are PS3's sitting around EVERYWHERE - nobody's buying them at all!"
"Tell me about it - but every day now they pull a Sony and tell us demand is unprecedented. Can't say I'd noticed!"
"Damn - I bought a CD last week and it installed a bunch of crud on my computer. I read on the Internet I can't remove it. Now my MP3's are all screwed up and everything is slow."
"Oh yeah - you got hit by that Sony rootkit. They think everyone's a pirate. But they pulled a Sony and said since most people don't know what a rootkit is, it's their right to install one on everyone's computers to protect the music industry. Don't you feel better now?"
"Jesus! My laptop battery just exploded! I lost all my data."
"Sucks to be you pal. Sony batteries are exploding everywhere, they're recalling them. But not to worry; they said it was just a challenge to make better batteries that would show the Sony spirit. How's that for pulling a Sony?"
|74.||My Chemical Romance|
My Chemical Romance (also known as My Chem, MCR and The Black Parade) is an American band that formed in 2001. The current members of the band are Gerard Way, Ray Toro, Frank Iero, Mikey Way, and Bob Bryar. Shortly after forming, the band signed to Eyeball Records and released their debut album I Brought You My Bullets, You Brought Me Your Love in 2002. They signed with Reprise Records the next year and released their major label debut Three Cheers for Sweet Revenge in 2004. The album was a major commercial success, selling over two million copies due in part to the success of the singles "Helena", "I'm Not Okay (I Promise)", and "The Ghost of You". The band followed this success with 2006's The Black Parade, featuring their biggest hit "Welcome to the Black Parade". While the band identifies their sound as simply "Rock", the subgenre of the band's recordings has been a subject of debate among fans and the media.more...
Early career (2001–2002)
The band was formed by frontman Gerard Way and ex-drummer Matt Pelissier around a week after the September 11, 2001 attacks. Witnessing the planes crash into the World Trade Center influenced Way's life to the extent that he decided to start a band. Way wrote the song "Skylines and Turnstiles" to express his feelings about September 11th. Shortly thereafter, Ray Toro was called up and asked to join the band because at the time Way couldn't sing and play the guitar at the same time. The first recording sessions were done in Pe...
|75.||My Chemical Romance|
"Early career (2001–2002)more...
The band was formed by frontman Gerard Way and ex-drummer Matt Pelissier around a week after the September 11, 2001 attacks. Witnessing the planes crash into the World Trade Center influenced Way's life to the extent that he decided to start a band. Way wrote the song "Skylines and Turnstiles" to express his feelings about September 11th. Shortly thereafter, Ray Toro was called up and asked to join the band because at the time Way couldn't sing and play the guitar at the same time. The first recording sessions were done in Pelissier's attic, where the songs "Our Lady of Sorrows" (formerly called "Bring More Knives") and "Cubicles" were recorded. Mikey Way, the younger brother of Gerard, loved the demo so much that he decided to join the band.
My Chemical Romance was signed with Eyeball Records and played in the same room as Pencey Prep and Thursday. It was there that the band met Frank Iero, the lead vocalist and guitarist for Pencey Prep. After Pencey Prep broke up in 2001/2002, Frank became a guitarist for My Chemical Romance, just days before the band's debut album was recorded.2 Three months after the formation of the band they recorded their debut album, I Brought You My Bullets, You Brought Me Your Love, subsequently released in 2002 on Eyeball Records. Despite only joining the band a few day...
Shorthand for Burning Man, a festival over Labor Day weekend (and the week previous). It started in the 1980's, and the 2007 event had 47,000 people. It occurs on several square miles of dry lake bed in northern Nevada - the Black Rock Desert. The community (4th largest city in Nevada) is called Black Rock City. Burning Man has incredible art, hundreds of pieces, such as one of 2007's: a 100 foot oil derrick 'worshiped' by 30 foot metal sculptures of people, all of which was blown up/burned on Labor Day weekend. Many unusual vehicles drive over the dry lake bed, such as mobile Couches, Dragons built on bus chassis, bakers dozens of moving Cupcakes, Unicorns, etc. Everyone is a participant - no spectators. Nudity is common, appropriate given the heat. There is no vending - it is a gift economy. Burners, as BM folks are known, share a common spirit of freedom, art, self reliance, self expression and a generous spirit.
"I just got my BM tickets!"
"I was at BM from 1999 through 2007."
As seen on a bus heading up to BM, "BM or Bust!"
Plural of 'Burner'. A Burner is someone who has been to Burning Man and has enjoyed it. Burning Man is a week-long event over Labor Day weekend, this year (2007) attracting 47,000 participants. Hundreds of art projects abound (many involve fire), people do random acts of unusualness, there is no vending (gift economy) - it is indescribable. It attracts everybody from Silicon Valley billionaires to drugged-out 60's rejects. Most are middle class folks with a wild streak. Burners are self reliant, enjoy the unusual, have a giving spirit, and are just plain nice folks.
"The party will have a lot of Burners there."
"There are not a lot of Burners where I work."
"Joe went to New Orleans to help rebuild with the Burners Without Borders."