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#131339 08/15/04 10:33 AM
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It's as bad (and similar to) Big Brother ...

Woss all this knocking of Big Bro?

This season was the best they ever had, and if the finale, in which a Portuguese transsexual found the social acceptance she wanted by winning 74% of the public vote, did not bring tears to your eyes, then you're a harder man than I am Capfka Din.

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the sunshine "I love Big Brother" warrior


#131340 08/15/04 06:49 PM
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Sad, Ravi, sad. The whole show brings tears to my eyes. It's soooooo bad.


#131341 08/16/04 12:57 AM
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Capfka has, of course, "got it" in the sense that reality TV now strives to be so bad that one is compelled to watch it ... like looking at the victims of an automobile accident or paying admission to see insane persons in an asylum or listening to Monica Lewinsky or paying attention to anything said by American politicians.




#131342 08/16/04 11:48 AM
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They aren't ex-Amish, they are supposedly going through Rumspringa, Amish adolescent rebellion--experimentation with the outside world. However, I thought only males were allowed to participate in that and there are some females on the promo.


#131343 08/16/04 12:01 PM
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re daren't bounces back as a non-word

Reminds me of a ditty, Father Steve, which wouldn't work as well, or at all, if "daren't" were substituted for "dare not".

Fain would I but I dare not
I dare and yet I may not
I may and yet I care not
For pleasure when I play not.


#131344 08/16/04 12:18 PM
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I thought only males were allowed to participate in that

Males and females both participate in rumspringa, which is a church-sanctioned time of "sowing your wild oats" before making the final decision of whether or not to join the Amish church.
Once a person is formally a member of the Amish church, participating in the kinds of activities that take place during rumspringa would probably cause him or her to be shunned.


#131345 08/16/04 01:05 PM
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re "rumspringa" ... a church-sanctioned time of "sowing your wild oats" before making the final decision of whether or not to join the Amish church.

How many times do the undecided get to participate in "rumspringa", Rapunzel?

For some pilgrims on the road to enlightenment, the journey is the destination.


#131346 08/16/04 02:18 PM
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Can someone cognate this out for me? I'm thinking rum = roam (or room?) and springa = spring (ie leap).


#131347 08/16/04 02:31 PM
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Can someone cognate this out for me?

I'm thinking rum for standard German herum 'about, around' and springa for springen 'to jump, hop, spring, gambol'. There is a verb herumspringen 'to bop around' in the dictionary, but I've never heard it used. Perhaps wsieber in der Schweiz can illuminate better.


#131348 08/17/04 04:45 PM
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I "take Word down" Hey--I never knew you were religious! {wink}


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