Velociraptor Jones

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Commented on "Clap Your Brains Off" Mexican Droste Videoclip

@ Bura Mathews (FB comment)
Most countries in latinamerica were colonized by europeans,so we have a huge percentage of fair skinned, blue/green eyed blondes everywhere, but usually they are from the “upper class”. Most sombrero-wearing mexicans you see in movies are pretty much Mexico’s equivalent to United States’ “rednecks”.


Sombrero-wearing Mexicans wouldn’t be like rednecks, as redneck is a term for uneducated white people… The term indicates not only one’s social class as being not “upper class”, but also one’s ethnicity as being white.

Whereas as the sombrero-wearing campesinos of Mexico would be more likely to be Mestizo or Amerindian than white.

Also: Some countries like Costa Rica have a lot of white people (about 80%) but other places like Guatemala have a large Amerindian population (40.5%).

TL;DR: “Redneck” doesn’t quite translate into “sombrero-wearing Mexican”, and different Latin American countries have different demographics. :)

Dec 03, 2011 at 11:57PM EST

Commented on Herman Cain's Smoking Campaign Ad

Smoking, particularly of cigarettes, is by far the main contributor to lung cancer. Cigarette smoke contains over 60 known carcinogens, including radioisotopes from the radon decay sequence, nitrosamine, and benzopyrene. Additionally, nicotine appears to depress the immune response to malignant growths in exposed tissue. Across the developed world, 91% of lung cancer deaths in men during the year 2000 were attributed to smoking (71% for women).

LOLOLOLOLOL. What’s not to laugh about? I sure chortle whenever I hear about my aunt’s treatment for her cancer (smoker almost all her life, now quit), my cousin’s recurring cancer (non-smoker but grew up in apartment with his mom, my aunt), and the COPD my dad struggles with (smoker almost all his life, now quit). Tobacco is AWESOME.


Nov 02, 2011 at 08:36PM EDT

Commented on 305.jpg

And this… this is one reason why I don’t often mention it. Sure, I’ll correct people if they directly refer to me as het – I’m not closeted – but ohhhh, the misconceptions.


Sep 01, 2011 at 09:09PM EDT

Commented on Holy Shit It's a Dinosaur!

@ SWFlash:
Yes, Jesus Christ IS a dinosaur. (This is my faith, and what I was raised to believe.) Praise Raptor Jesus!

Aug 12, 2011 at 07:15PM EDT

Commented on Operation Facebook

With the exception of a half dozen people I either saw in person all the time anyway or actually exchanged e-mails with:

And that’s why I “deactivated” my account (though I regret ever making it in the first place).

Aug 10, 2011 at 03:05PM EDT

Commented on trek_hmm.gif

Scotty: Uhh
Kirk: What is it?
Bones: Don’t look at ME
Kirk: Spock, do you know?
Spock: While not certain of the source of Mr. Scott’s discomfort, I may be able to formulate a theory
Kirk: What is it?
Scotty: You and Mr. Spock, sir…
Kirk: BONES, what did you say?
Bones: I said NOTHING
Kirk: Did you tell him?
Spock: I have disclosed nothing of the nature of our relationship
Kirk: What do you know?
Scotty: Sir, the last away mission…
Kirk: The last away mission?
Bones: I was on board the whole time, don’t look at me
Kirk: The last away mission?
Spock: The LAST away mission
Scotty: Aye, after getting the Doctor’s message, but not RIGHT away
Kirk: You said he was needed in sick bay!
Bones: At his earliest convenience, not immediately!
Kirk: So there WAS a lifeform!
Spock: You said you didn’t care what creature saw us, as long as it wasn’t dangerous- I don’t believe Mr. Scott posed a danger
Kirk: How much did you see?
Scotty: I…
Kirk: WHEN did he show up in sickbay?
Bones: Oh, I can’t recall every detail of EVERY visit I get
Kirk: Why didn’t you SAY we weren’t alone?!
Spock: It was illogical to assume our relationship would remain undiscovered; while I had no need to publicly disclose it I similarly had no logical reason to conceal it as we technically break no regulations
Kirk: How… long?
Scott: Not VERY long, sir…

Aug 07, 2011 at 10:27PM EDT

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