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  •  Rec'd despite use of the word "Kardashian" (5+ / 0-)

    I don't usually rec snark, but this one hit the bull's eye.

    "The great lie of democracy, its essential paradox, is that democracy is the first to be sacrificed when its security is at risk. Every state is totalitarian at heart; there are no ends to the cruelty it will go to to protect itself." -- Ian McDonald

    by Geenius at Wrok on Mon Dec 05, 2011 at 07:30:29 AM PST

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    •  I've only recently (5+ / 0-)

      learned this word

      Rec'd despite use of the word "Kardashian"
      mostly from looking at supermarket tabloids while in line. I still have absolutely no idea of who they are or why they're famous. Nor do I much care.

      Although if the cover of one weekly is to be believed, they're now breeding and possibly replicating themselves, so perhaps we should be wary.

      The trouble with quotes on the internet is that it is difficult to determine whether or not they are genuine. -- Abraham Lincoln

      by Mnemosyne on Mon Dec 05, 2011 at 09:24:39 AM PST

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      •  According to Wikipedia (4+ / 0-)

        she's basically famous for being a friend of Paris Hilton and for making a sex tape. Seriously. Everything she's done since has springboarded off that. Whiskey tango foxtrot.

        "The great lie of democracy, its essential paradox, is that democracy is the first to be sacrificed when its security is at risk. Every state is totalitarian at heart; there are no ends to the cruelty it will go to to protect itself." -- Ian McDonald

        by Geenius at Wrok on Mon Dec 05, 2011 at 09:37:23 AM PST

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        •  "she"? (1+ / 0-)
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          Evolutionary

          I thought there was a whole bunch / gaggle / flock / crowd / mess of them.

          The trouble with quotes on the internet is that it is difficult to determine whether or not they are genuine. -- Abraham Lincoln

          by Mnemosyne on Mon Dec 05, 2011 at 10:17:17 AM PST

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          •  The others are only famous (1+ / 0-)
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            because the one is.

            "The great lie of democracy, its essential paradox, is that democracy is the first to be sacrificed when its security is at risk. Every state is totalitarian at heart; there are no ends to the cruelty it will go to to protect itself." -- Ian McDonald

            by Geenius at Wrok on Mon Dec 05, 2011 at 10:46:08 AM PST

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            •  Father Robert hadn't practiced law... (0+ / 0-)

              ...for 20 years prior to joining the O.J. Simpson legal defense team (He and O. J. were friends dating back to the early 70s).

              And there's this:

              Mr. Kardashian, who received his law degree in 1967 from the University of San Diego, reactivated his dormant lawyer's license after Mr. Simpson's arrest. As a businessman, he turned the idea to have music play between films into a company and in recent years served as president of Movie Tunes.

              Kardashian NYT obit

              There is a history that precedes the Reality Series for finding the limelight and profiting from it in this family.

              Occupy Wall Street AND K Street!!!!

              by Egalitare on Tue Dec 06, 2011 at 02:09:36 AM PST

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