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PostSubject: The world loves to laugh at us   Fri Nov 26, 2010 4:47 pm

Watch the Harlan County coal miner's film, and you'll see the hardest working people the planet has probably ever known. Virtually all of whom stayed poor the entire time, plus many died early and badly for their trouble.

Then take this trio of rocket scientists. Soon to be millionaires with book deals, movie deals, TV show appearances, and hailed as heroes forever more. Why? Because they had the hots for a girl who lived 150 miles away, got drunk, stole a boat, and took off in the middle of the night to find her. Then (duh) ran out of gas and drifted in the ocean for seven weeks.

http://www.monstersandcritics.com/news/asiapacific/news/article_1601770.php/Report-Teenagers-who-drifted-50-days-in-Pacific-were-chasing-girl
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PostSubject: Re: The world loves to laugh at us   Fri Nov 26, 2010 5:08 pm

Stupid is as stupid does.


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PostSubject: Re: The world loves to laugh at us   Fri Nov 26, 2010 5:33 pm

There's a scene in "A Bronx Tale" where the father tells his son

"You want to see a real hero? Look at a guy who gets up in the morning and goes off to work and supports his family. That's heroism."

That always struck home with me.

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PostSubject: Re: The world loves to laugh at us   Fri Nov 26, 2010 7:45 pm

Hummm... That sounds like the kind of thing I would do when I was their age.
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