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City & State or ZIP Tonight, this weekend, May 5th...
City & State or ZIP
City & State or ZIP Tonight, this weekend, May 5th...
City & State or ZIP

The Ugly Truth

I watched the film The Ugly Truth in mild amusement, like I do most films about male-female dynamics. While the movie is meant to be entertaining, it kind of highlights a lot of what goes on with gender biases and social perceptions of men and women.

The male lead character basically describes men as the simple creatures who will do and say whatever it takes to bed a woman. Not exactly a ringing endorsement, but it’s a romantic comedy.

It did make me look further into the notion that men and women can both be ethically ambiguous. I read somewhere that that socialists consider a component of “ambivalent sexism” in the theory of benevolent sexism: “Women compared to men, tend to have a superior moral sensibility”. They actually conducted studies and claim that “women have a superior moral and ethical fortitude as compared to men”. I don’t know about that one!

It lends itself to male vs. female battle but we already know we are different. What are your thoughts? Should we really give credibility to these kind of studies?

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Page1908

August 10th, 2009
1:38 pm

Correction Mo- You and W8 drank all of my cherry pepsi. *mean muggin*. lol

Sassy Me....Black koffee no sugar....no creme :-)

August 10th, 2009
1:38 pm

My old stomping grounds. My best friend worked at a movie theater on 138 and Taylor road in Riverdale during our high school days.

Wow that’s less than 5 mins from my domicile…..

W8©

August 10th, 2009
1:39 pm

@PG- all that glitters is not gold…nor or his financial managers “that got him” in a world of trouble

Grace

August 10th, 2009
1:39 pm

@ W8 just nasty…..lol…. he could’ve showered first.

W8©

August 10th, 2009
1:41 pm

@Page- When did I drink all of your cherry pepsi?

Mo (aka Moeisha- In a Sentimental Mood)

August 10th, 2009
1:41 pm

Page1908 – okay the only thing on your list would be the popcorn. The raisinettes are a sure sign of disaster and the cherry pepsi is a no go for real!! LOL! OK so mental note, he needs a bag when he comes to your house!! :smile:

W8©

August 10th, 2009
1:42 pm

@Grace- speaking of showering…yes yes showering is a must..folks don’t be afraid to do 2 a days

Page1908

August 10th, 2009
1:42 pm

LOL @ Grace and W8. *gross*

Kym

August 10th, 2009
1:42 pm

@PoppaG…I have something to run by you. Because I am not giving up my good govt job right away I was thinking of volunteering to gain experience as a paralegal? What do you think?

Mo (aka Moeisha- In a Sentimental Mood)

August 10th, 2009
1:42 pm

Page1908 – Im co-signing W8, when did we drink all ya cherry pepsi???

Page1908

August 10th, 2009
1:43 pm

LMAO Mo @ “no-go” for raisinettes and cherry pepsi. Ok, yeah, he will need a bag of stuff lol.

The Real Rell - did not get pinkeye this weekend

August 10th, 2009
1:43 pm

Rell- It was good seeing you. Did u have a good time? You seemed pretty hyped early on, but once the Jesus Juice kicked in, you were “nice”. LOL

DID I HAVE FUN…you dayum right i did..thanks i need that type of fun…and just i choice to forget half of the things i picked up…lol…i will say this yes early on i was hype because thats me…i am always hyped…i started to chill when my lil buddy told me i need to slow down..cause without that warning i was about to go on…everybody was looking to good…lol…it was like a hype williams video everybody was moving slower than me and all the assest were bouncin…i mean staceye was hiding that dayum beach ball under her dress…lol…but yeah fun indeed we have to do it again….

@w8…player i was breaking it down alot…notice how i got loose when back that a xx came on..who sparked the lap dance crazy…lol…but the white shorts…mayne the white shorts….i had a dream about it last night….lol

Poppa Grande

August 10th, 2009
1:44 pm

W8

all that glitters is not gold…nor or his financial managers “that got him” in a world of trouble

I know that too. However, I am willing to give him some props for making the effort. So many people sit around talking about “the man holding them down”. You win some and you lose some.

I do agree that he should have kept better eye on his matters, though.

I will always remember the business advice that Oprah told Serena and Venus Williams. Make sure you sign every check and review every statement

I have given that advice to many a friend.

Page1908

August 10th, 2009
1:44 pm

Mo and W8- One of the nights, and and Mamba had some too or maybe I am confusing different nights lol. The truth is I only had like 5 cans left anyway lol.

The Real Rell - did not get pinkeye this weekend

August 10th, 2009
1:44 pm

@sassy…you talking to me now….i remember you having a few choice words for me on depature…lol…all i wanted to do was help…lol

Page1908

August 10th, 2009
1:46 pm

LOL Rell! Yeah you were hyped for sure. Luckily I was there to “pump” everyone up, right Sassy?! LOL @ stuff bouncin around everywhere.

W8©

August 10th, 2009
1:47 pm

@Rell- LOL..yeah those shorts put me on pause a few times..lol…and yeah you set it off with the dancing..lmao….yeah those white shorts…I will be back in a few I need a moment

Demi

August 10th, 2009
1:47 pm

(Bill Heard is out of business period. Even his mansion was taken from him.)

One Crooked dude there…Mr. mal isn’t far behind.

Page1908

August 10th, 2009
1:47 pm

LOL Rell and Sassy- omg.

Page1908

August 10th, 2009
1:48 pm

White shorts! lmao

Always Sexy...Forever Cool...

August 10th, 2009
1:48 pm

I left my chocolate bar in the freezer. Darnit.

Poppa Grande

August 10th, 2009
1:49 pm

Kym

Because I am not giving up my good govt job right away I was thinking of volunteering to gain experience as a paralegal? What do you think?

It would be good if you can get it.

Many of my law school classmates couldn’t even get unpaid jobs this summer. Many firms wanted to save that work for their paid employees. Our firm let go of an attorney and his secretary at the end of July. Paralegal quit so they didn’t have to fire her.

It might be different for paralegals.

Good Luck.

Sassy Me....Black koffee no sugar....no creme :-)

August 10th, 2009
1:50 pm

you talking to me now….i remember you having a few choice words for me on depature…lol…all i wanted to do was help…lol

Not sure what you’re talking about but that doesn’t matter….I had fun and met you guys and that’s alright with me.

Sassy Me....Black koffee no sugar....no creme :-)

August 10th, 2009
1:51 pm

Luckily I was there to “pump” everyone up, right Sassy?!

Okaaaay!?….I had a ball and that’s what’s up.

Kym

August 10th, 2009
1:52 pm

@PoppaG I was thinking of working with a small or solo firm for the experience. Why did the paralegal quit? That was not really a smart move unless she had something lined up.

Always Sexy...Forever Cool...

August 10th, 2009
1:52 pm

I live for nights I can’t remember with people I’ll never forget.

Saturday night was just such a night.

Page1908

August 10th, 2009
1:55 pm

SexyCool- It took me like 2 or 3 hours to upload all of those pics! I had taken 93 pics, but I “only” posted 78 lol. No wonder why I ran outta batteries. Luckily I always have my backup (Staceye’s camera) with me on deck at all times. lol.

Poppa Grande

August 10th, 2009
1:55 pm

Sassy

Is that Fun Putt still on Taylor Road? I haven’t been down there in years. I go down GA. 85 but not down Taylor Road or near Riverdale High or Riverdale Middle.

The memories…lol.

I know Riverdale/Pointe South like the back of my hand.

Sassy Me....Black koffee no sugar....no creme :-)

August 10th, 2009
1:55 pm

Saturday night was just such a night.

It was that and then some Sexy.

The Real Rell - did not get pinkeye this weekend

August 10th, 2009
1:55 pm

@sc…WORD…White shorts….forever going to be known to me as white shorts…lol…

Mo (aka Moeisha- In a Sentimental Mood)

August 10th, 2009
1:55 pm

SCool – on ya 1:52, that is was chica, that it was

Rell – too funny dude, but glad you had some fun. Thats how it should be

Page1908 – LOL @ the cherry pepsi mystery

Demi

August 10th, 2009
1:56 pm

Rell…after we all took a few shots of 1800…you layed on that ground…and got back up, it was like:

the real Rell stood

I was like dayuuuuuum…1800 on top of whatever you’re drink is the ish!!!

Page1908

August 10th, 2009
1:57 pm

Mo- Girl, my latino dude saw the pics and was like “ummmm, wow”. LOL

Sassy Me....Black koffee no sugar....no creme :-)

August 10th, 2009
1:57 pm

Poppa no it’s not down there anymore..it’s a daycare center now…the chirren are the future.

Poppa Grande

August 10th, 2009
1:58 pm

Sassy

Also, I remember my friend hooking up the Riverdale Police department with movie passes if they got us some Krispy Kreme (which they got free).

Page1908

August 10th, 2009
1:58 pm

LOL Demi- That’w why I didn’t take none of the shots! I gave all 3 of my shots to Mo. LOL

THE INFAMOUS DK

August 10th, 2009
1:58 pm

Dagnabit that Bill Heard owed everybody when he folded. I wished I could give him the business.

W8©

August 10th, 2009
1:58 pm

@Page- How did you season these kabobs? Ive been cooking them the last two days and they are great..today I added some Asain Ginger sauce…and the cherry pepsi came up missing on Enchilada night

Mo (aka Moeisha- In a Sentimental Mood)

August 10th, 2009
1:58 pm

Page1908 – LOL @ Latino Dude! I told you my sister was like “oh it looks like ya’ll had a dayum ball”

Page1908

August 10th, 2009
1:59 pm

lol @ old car lot/day care center. omg sassy.

Poppa Grande

August 10th, 2009
1:59 pm

Sassy

no it’s not down there anymore.

Well no reason for me to go to Riverdale anymore. Dixieland here I come…lol

Demi

August 10th, 2009
1:59 pm

1800 on top of whatever you’re drink(ing) is the ish!!!

Always Sexy...Forever Cool...

August 10th, 2009
1:59 pm

Page – Do you not use the BULK UPLOADER? Took me like 3 minutes to upload my 61…

W8©

August 10th, 2009
2:00 pm

I just don’t know what to say about Mo…lmao..

W8©

August 10th, 2009
2:01 pm

and where is My2?

Poppa Grande

August 10th, 2009
2:01 pm

DK

Dagnabit that Bill Heard owed everybody when he folded.

If I remember correctly, he didn’t pay off people’s trades like they are supposed to do if you buy a car when you still owe on the last car. So,some people had to keep up both payments to keep their credit clean (if they could).

AmazonRed™

August 10th, 2009
2:02 pm

It’s hot as the devil’s armpit out there. Why are kids back in school now? School doesn’t start in CA til after Labor Day and it’s not Africa hot out there like it is here!

Grace

August 10th, 2009
2:02 pm

Afernoon TV observance: there’s a bunch of DNA testing going on! He is not this child’s father – Judge Hatchet

Demi

August 10th, 2009
2:03 pm

Page1908…those “shots on deck”…were like water to me…and I had no food in my belly…

Page1908

August 10th, 2009
2:03 pm

W8- I seasoned the kabobs with mrs. dash, red pepper, some kind of other seasoning, and I marinaded it in some lawry’s lemon garlic marinade on thursday so they are nice and seasoned up good. i also used the yellow and green bell peppers and one onion and kabobed them and let it marinate with all the juices. Ok, yeah Enchilada night was when ya’ll drank my pepsi! LOL.

Mo- Girlllllllllllll I’m telling you. I *heart* the latino persuasion dude. I can speak Spanish to him all day since W8’s spanish is rusty at best. lol