|1.||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.
Kurt Cobain was born to Don and Wendy Cobain in Hoquiam, Washington on Feb. 20, 1967. He had one child, Frances Bean. He married the lead singer of the grunge band, Hole, Courtney Love. Kurt Cobain was the songwriter, vocalist, and guitarist for Nirvana. Nirvana was said to have "killed metal". Kurt Cobain was murdered by his daughter's nanny, Michael DeWitt. A very personal friend of Courtney Love. He was paid 50,000 dollars to kill Kurt Cobain, by Courtney Love. This has yet to be proven in a court of law, but with websites such as www.justiceforkurt.com andwww.cobaincase.com, the word will be spread and Kurt Cobain will finally be able to rest in peace. Kurt obain died on April 4th, of 1994 in his 171 Lake Washington Blvd. East Seattle, Washington home.
"Come as you are, as you were, as I want you to be..."
Come As You Are-Nirvana-Kurt Cobain
A small "selective" musical group/cult. They sing,dance, and gyrate on stage. Long rehersals means long nights and VM sleepovers.Which basically means sex,drinking,and boardgames! Represented by the colors black and gold, and led by a hairy italian man who spends his days sweating and taking care of his lovely children. If you are lucky enough the sweaty guy may even make you some spaghetti, that is if you mow his lawn or babysit the kids. This group has claimed to get you a full scholarship to college, yet this theory has yet to be proven. Most students graduate out of this program to go to community colleges or the drive-thru at a burger joint. Claims to be recognized for excellence all over the country. This too is yet to be proven..
Doc:"Everyone wants to be in Vocal Motion, and if they say they dont, then they are lying!Everyone hates us until they get in and lose all their friends and babysit my kids.Then you get spaghetti and long days with me, and that my friends, is a good life."
A breeding ground for Mutant Militants and a testing ground for polutants and the Auto Industry.
After 3 years of first hand witnessing the qualities of West Viginia and it's people. I'm throughly convinced John Denver with a choke in his throat and a tear in his eye was begging his Minnie Pearl want-to-be captor to take him HOME; TO COLORADO!!!
Bubble-Headed Bubba driving an emission control stripped piece of crap J-car with flames paintd on it doing 90mph on his way from a White Lightening Festival heading to his Uncle-Daddys KKK Rally.more...
One out of every three will develop cancer directly related to the unregulated pollution.
The South would rise again if Bubba didn't mistakenly shoot everything that raises it's head in the name of Deer Hunting.
Chuck Yeager? HA! Let's build up the ego of the biggest moron and stick his ass on a rocket and see what happens! Works for me!
This could be a never ending saga of totally true incidents of real life in Wild and Wonderful West Virginia none of which would has or ever would be a pleasure.
I've never met an Honest West Virginian I didn't like; I don't like West Virginians.
Some people shine by being in the background
Some people shine by being in the foreground
These people don't shine so they just make noise.
AFTER THEIR 11TH CHILD, A WEST VIRGINIA HILLBILLY COUPLE DECIDED THAT WAS ENOUGH AS THEY COULD NOT AFFORD A LARGER BED.
SO THE HILLBILLY HUSBAND WENT TO HIS VETERINARIAN AND TOLD HIM THAT HE AND HIS COUSIN DIDN'T WANT TO HAVE ANYMORE CHILDREN.
THE DOCTOR TOLD HIM THAT THERE WAS A PROCEDURE CALLED A VASECTOMY THAT COULD FIX THE PROBLEM BUT THAT IT WAS EXPENSIVE. A LESS COSTLY ALTERNATIVE " SAID THE DOCTOR, "IS TO GO HOME GET A CHERRY BOMB." "LIGHT IT PUT IT IN A BEER CAN THEN HOLD THE CAN UP TO YOUR EAR AND COUNT TO 10."
To be proven wrong, in a sense or embarrassment or not; to be so sure that you're right and everyone else is wrong, and it turns out you're wrong.
Person 1: The space landing is a myth.
Person 2: No it's not you dumbass, why do you think they have NASA, a whole organisation dedicated to astronautics.
Person 1: Shut up, it's a fake.
Person 2: *Gives loads of evidence to prove it's real*
Teacher: Yeah, it's real.
Head of NASA: It's not made up, ya' stupid kid.
Person 1:.... Ripped.
A belief that sets rules on how to live ones' life, and often causes intolerance to diversity. If you follow it, you are wasting your time.
Religion is the opiate of the masses; This is nothing but the truth. People need to wise up and stop living in their hopeless phantasms of so called "faith". The Bible, along with all these other religious texts (qur'an, torah etc.) are nothing more than fairytale storybooks that have yet to be proven and I truly pity those who base their whole lives around it.
The modern equivalent of a geocentric universe. Science proves irrefutably that causal, linear events led up to the ecosystem we see today. Since this idea just so happens to go against Christian doctrine, it is condemned by many Christians, who put forth a pseudoscience known as creationism, or intelligent design, in response.more...
Creationism is non-scientific, as there is no way to test it using empirical data. Many creationists see perceived flaws in evolutionary theory as proof that creationism is true and provable. This is not true because
1.The so-called flaws are rooted in the misunderstanding or ignoring of the mechanics of evolution. Arguments such as "irreducible complexity" illustrate that creationists do not understand the process of evolution. Evolution is yet to be discredited in the scientific community, where it is accepted universally.
2.Disproving one theory does not make another theory any more credible. Even though theory A may have been disproved, theory B still must make its case based on sound scientific data.
Creationists also believe that the world is in the order of 6,000 years old, which can easily be disproved with radiometric dating. Creationists say that this technology is inaccurate, but have no proof of this whatsoever. Creationists also use the argument "Evolution is just a theory." All that this argument does is show that they don't understand what a scientific theory is.
Debunking creationism (by virtue of exposing the fa...