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  • folie a dru.

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    (I didn't see a new one.)

    Guys, please remember it's against the rules to quote a person without adding anything.

    This is not a thread for bashing. You simply state an unpopular or controversial opinion. If you elaborate do not bash anything

    Example of okay:
    I don't like Justin Bieber. I don't think his music is that good and I don't like his image.

    Example of not okay:
    I hate Justin Bieber. His music sucks, his fans are crazy, and he's ugly.

    But it's also acceptable to simply say:
    I don't like Justin Bieber.

    You can also do things you do like, such as country music.

    Also, guys, just saying something about you that isn't popular doesn't make it an opinion. Saying "I'm a redhead" or "I'm an Atheist" isn't an opinion, okay?

    Discussions are cool. If they get out of hand, they may be moved to the appropriate thread. Do not insult, demean, or patronize anyone during discussions. Alternate opinions does not mean it's a personal attack. And refrain from personal attacks.
    I am not embarrassed by my EBT card.
    January 24th, 2012 at 02:22am
  • cannibal.

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    ^ Regarding the EBT card: Neither am I. There's nothing wrong with needing/getting a little help.
    I would rather read an actual book instead of using some electronic device. I don't see what's so appealing about the electronic things.
    January 24th, 2012 at 02:44am
  • folie a dru.

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    Now that I've seen the Kindle, I'm not opposed to having one but I wouldn't pay money for it either. I like the option to trade ebooks on them 'cause my mom and my sister each have one.

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    I think the whole Anti-Valentines' Day concept is stupid. I understand if you're just getting over a break up or something, that it can be really hard, but the whole hating it just 'cause you're single thing? This will be the first Valentines' Day in five years that I'll be with someone. I was depressed for the first few while I was getting over my ex, but I was never Anti-Valentines' Day. My stepdad was usually overseas and so my mom and I would just go the day after and buy a shitload of half-price chocolate.

    If anything, it's just another day. There's no reason to hate it because you think you have to have a significant other to have a good day.
    January 24th, 2012 at 03:12am
  • Nick.

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    ^ I totally agree with that. I dont care if Im single right now, I'll send valentines wishes and whatnot to who I care about/like. That being said, I'm also not somebody who would ever refer to it as Happy Singles Awareness Day.
    January 24th, 2012 at 03:36am
  • Audrey T

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    I think Valentine's day is not only about romantic love.
    January 24th, 2012 at 05:02am
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    I think Tyler the Creator is amazingly talented and sexy and deserves more respect than he gets.
    January 24th, 2012 at 05:49am
  • hale.

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    To be honest I was never into the whole Valentine's Day thing. I have never seen the point of having a day to show love to your partner when you should be showing your love to them every day and to surprise them with gifts on days they don't expect it, not just on Valentine's Day. That's just my opinion. I just don't see the point in Valentine's Day.

    (This is coming from someone who does have a partner)
    January 24th, 2012 at 08:53am
  • Lalonde.

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    vashta nerada.:
    To be honest I was never into the whole Valentine's Day thing. I have never seen the point of having a day to show love to your partner when you should be showing your love to them every day and to surprise them with gifts on days they don't expect it, not just on Valentine's Day. That's just my opinion. I just don't see the point in Valentine's Day.

    (This is coming from someone who does have a partner)
    This. I've always thought it's just a day for companies to cash in on. I wouldn't go as far as calling it 'Singles Awareness Day' or whatnot, but the whole idea of having a specific day you're supposed to show your partner affection seems pointless to me.
    January 24th, 2012 at 09:07am
  • kafka.

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    I would rather read an actual book instead of using some electronic device. I don't see what's so appealing about the electronic things.
    I don't think it's the electronicness of Kindles that appeals people, if anything Kindles look and feel quite old fashioned and sturdy and overall act more like an old phone than an iPad. It's the easy access to books, portability and the massive savings that you make because of the tons of material available online for free.

    I've never liked buying books in bookshops, even before I had a Kindle, I ordered most of my books online. Which is quite unpopular because people are always going on about how bookshops are amazing~ and how they're such an essential part of local culture. Browsing books in bookshops just makes me very tired and frustrated because the stock is never arranged quite the way I want it to be, I can never reach the top shelves because I'm short, sales assistants are almost always annoying and I never know if I'm getting the best price deal I can, whereas online I can compare several different sellers, arrange stock alphabetically or look up specific authors and whenever I'm not sure whether a book would appeal to me, I can look it up on Goodreads and read a selection of reviews instead of relying on what just one person who wants me to spend as much money as possible in their shop says.
    January 24th, 2012 at 11:32am
  • wxyz

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    There have only been about three UK number 1 singles in the past three years or so that have actually been at all enjoyable. :| And it's not even me being all "pop music is trash blah blah blah" because I tend to have an open mind about it, and two of the songs that were number 1 in that time frame are very poppy but I still enjoyed them (We No Speak Americano and Bad Romance).

    This is unpopular by its very nature. XD
    January 24th, 2012 at 01:24pm
  • bashful

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    I like doing housework, like sweeping floors and washing clothes and scrubbing dishes. Seeing it all done is satisfying tehe
    January 24th, 2012 at 05:29pm
  • Pier in the Sky.

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    I'm not embarrassed to take cans a bottles back to the store.
    January 24th, 2012 at 06:00pm
  • Storm Sparks.

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    qwert yuiop.:
    I like doing housework, like sweeping floors and washing clothes and scrubbing dishes. Seeing it all done is satisfying tehe
    I have to agree. You should see me afterwards parading my clean kitchen sink to the whole family tehe

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    I really hate it when other students at my school bash the teachers for their grade and how they feel like they've learnt nothing. You might actually learn if you turn up on time and if you stop texting during class.
    January 24th, 2012 at 06:05pm
  • malkin.

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    Bixby:
    I think Valentine's day is not only about romantic love.
    I agree. While I don't think that you should limit yourself and show love on this day because it's Valentine's, I don't know why you couldn't? I mean, what's wrong on showing a little more love than usually? And by love, I mean love for your family and friends as well as the romantic kind of love.
    January 24th, 2012 at 06:07pm
  • losing control.

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    I've never really had any opinion on Valentine's Day at all. It's kind of just another day to me.

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    I much prefer 90s boy bands like The Backstreet Boys and NKOTB to today's boy bands like Big Time Rush and One Direction.
    January 24th, 2012 at 07:58pm
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    beneath the stars.:
    I much prefer 90s boy bands like The Backstreet Boys and NKOTB to today's boy bands like Big Time Rush and One Direction.
    I agree somewhat, but I don't think (in the case of BTR) that either of those bands are trying to be like NSYNC or BSB.

    I don't know much about One Direction, but I do know that Big Time Rush is more about the television show than the music. Kendall Schmidt, James Maslow, Logan Henderson, and Carlos Pena are all predominantly actors, not musicians, and I think people tend to forget that/ are unaware of the fact. Their show has always come first, with the music being a companion piece to the show.

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    I don't think there's anything wrong with getting your hair done at a chain like Super Cuts or Great Clips, which is apparently unpopular because both my best friend and my mom tried to scare me out of getting my hair cut at one and convince me that they were gonna fuck up my hair.
    January 24th, 2012 at 08:15pm
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    i saw sparks:
    I agree somewhat, but I don't think (in the case of BTR) that either of those bands are trying to be like NSYNC or BSB.

    I don't know much about One Direction, but I do know that Big Time Rush is more about the television show than the music. Kendall Schmidt, James Maslow, Logan Henderson, and Carlos Pena are all predominantly actors, not musicians, and I think people tend to forget that.
    Oh yeah, I know that, but lots of people that I've seen and heard consider BTR a boy band, so in terms of that, I prefer BSB and NSYNC to them.
    January 24th, 2012 at 08:19pm
  • The Rumor

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    I completely agree about not wanting an ereader. My sister and mum both have one and I'm just...not convinced. I love curling up with a good book, feeling the pages and turning them organically. It's all part of the reading experience for me. I'd hate to see books die out because of ereaders.
    January 24th, 2012 at 08:22pm
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    I actually do prefer e-readers, but one of the biggest plus-sides I see to paper books is an unpopular opinion in itself.

    I like to write in my books.

    I take notes in them, underline bits, dog-ear the corners and put post-it notes in them. Apparently that's sacrilegious to most people or something.
    January 24th, 2012 at 09:05pm
  • bellamy blake

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    I completely agree about not wanting an ereader. My sister and mum both have one and I'm just...not convinced. I love curling up with a good book, feeling the pages and turning them organically. It's all part of the reading experience for me. I'd hate to see books die out because of ereaders.
    I don't either, just because I guess I don't see the purpose of an e-reader. I'm never going to need to carry around enough novels that an e-reader would be a convenience, and I hate staring at a screen XD
    beneath the stars.:
    Oh yeah, I know that, but lots of people that I've seen and heard consider BTR a boy band, so in terms of that, I prefer BSB and NSYNC to them.
    Like, I don't mean to be a bitch about it, but I find it a little unfair that people are so quick to compare them to the boy bands of the 90s because the boys of BTR aren't musicians.They're actors. It's like comparing apples to oranges to me, like comparing Chris Brown's handful of movie roles to someone who's famous for being an actor, like George Clooney XD

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    It always rubs me the wrong way when other people criticize the fashion/beauty/hair choices of others, just because you don't know what that other person is going through. I mean, up until a couple weeks ago, my face was a completely different color than the rest of my body because I couldn't afford to buy a new foundation to replace my summer foundation.

    As far as fashion goes, I have the viewpoint of "you're not the one wearing, so why the fuck do you care?" XD

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    I don't think child beauty pageants should be against the law. Granted, I don't like the glitz pageants, how they sexualize young girls, the fake teeth, fake hair, fake tans, all of that, but people tend to forget that there are also natural pageants that help young girls build their self-confidence and interview skills without forcing them to look like they're mini-sixteen-year-olds.
    January 24th, 2012 at 09:07pm