At 19:33 -0800 2/7/01, Olga Bourlin wrote:
>Re: "...you add Trailer Park resident and you get White Trash instead of
>Good Ole Boy. Good Ole Boys usually have..."
>Begging your pardon, but where does civility, compassion, intelligence and
>reason fit into the extropian equation?
You forgot "sense of humor".
> One would think an extropian would
>be intelligent enough not to have to indulge in stereotypes to convince
>others you aren't anything like these poor "mediocre" humans, hmm?
Oh, it's not that bad. I'm from the south and have probably fit in
several of the categories below at one time or another. I have close
friends and dear relatives who fit in most of the categories below.
As a representative of the group, I hereby grant the perpetrators a
full pardon. :)
> > > > Qualification for being a Good Ol' Boy:
>> > >
>> > > 1. Pickup truck
>> > > 2. County native
>> > > 3. Almost never travelled out of county
>> > > 4. Owner of a huge arsenal of firearms
>> > > 5. Beer drinker
>> > > 6. Whiskey drinker
>> > > 7. Good Baptist (regardless of 5 and 6)
>> > > 8. Large beer gut
>> > > 9. Member of local hunting lodge
> > > > 10. Owner of at least 6 dogs
-- "If anyone can show me, and prove to me, that I am wrong in thought or deed, I will gladly change. I seek the truth, which never yet hurt anybody. It is only persistence in self-delusion and ignorance which does harm." -- Marcus Aurelius, MEDITATIONS, VI, 21
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