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    So, Westboro Baptist Church paid our town a visit.

    Very interesting story. As a California resident myself, I'd like to ask: where in California did this take place? I was under the impression that the WBC was just a Southern thing.
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    What One Gaming Moment Made You S*** Your Pants

    The time I played internet classic Don't Shit Your Pants.
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    Poll: Wii U... on the john?

    So the new Wii U's ipad controller lets you put the game right on the controller when the TV changes. Am I the only person who immediately thought of taking my game with me to the can when nature calls?
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    Hip-Hop and Rap: What are your thoughts?

    I think people think too much of other musical genres when comparing them to rap and hip-hop (I'm actually not a fan of that distinction, by the way). Remember that rap is still a fairly young genre, and a lot of the messages haven't really matured in the mainstream yet. Have you all listened...
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    WHY are used video games bad?

    Totally correct. Plus, very often the car makers are involved in the re-selling of their used vehicles. Nobody is selling Persona 4 back to Atlus so they can re-sell it and make money a second time.
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    WHY are used video games bad?

    The future is all downloads. I personally make a point to buy certain types of games new; that is, in smaller genres just so the studios know there is a market for games like Phoenix Wright that don't have the mainstream of whatever is the latest brown-colored gun game. Used game sales are...
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    The Big Picture: Skin Deep

    Respond or don't, I don't particularly care. But this is a public forum and I feel it's necessary for all potential readers to show your arguments are weightless. Look, if you aren't going to trust people about their own experiences then all you're left with is what you want to believe...
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    The Big Picture: Skin Deep

    Ask 10 black people whether they've been the victim of racism before. Essentially what's happening here is you (I'm assuming you are white) are attempting to speak for them saying their experience is totally null and void. Yes, black leaders are pushing for more personal accountability on the...
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    XBLA Social Norms

    So I'm still relatively new to the whole online play thing (still prefer in-person multiplayer). I know what the official rules are in terms of not being offensive in your communication and this and that. But what are the social norms? Should I prefer everyone that isn't a cheater? If I win...
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    The Big Picture: Skin Deep

    So racism is over? Yay! I must have missed the memo when it happened, but that's awesome!
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    The Big Picture: Skin Deep

    So I take it from your comments that you are completely unwilling to consider the idea that white privilege, while not being at the level of owning other human beings like it was 150 years ago, is still a prevalent force in America and in the world today? That white people have an easier time...
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    The Big Picture: Skin Deep

    Totally valid question. What's weird is that because Banner is a "normal" human it probably wouldn't be as big a deal if a minority played it. Because Heimdall is a deity, even though nobody believes in those gods anymore, there's probably more wrath there. Which is doubly silly because in...
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    The Big Picture: Skin Deep

    I've never been to UT, but a quick search of their demographics found this: White is 58% of the undergraduate student body, 17% asian/pacific islander. Anyway, I'm not saying anyone should feel guilty or personally responsible for actions of the past. But I find it interesting how so few...
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    Four Modern Warfare 3 Teasers Invade the World

    It's just like in the No Punctuation review of Black Ops: Could someone just please invade America already? We apparently seem to want to so badly.
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    The Big Picture: Skin Deep

    Because this sounds a bit like "my people versus your people" thing, I feel I should mention I'm white. Anyway, if you don't think people of color are disadvantaged in America, you simply aren't paying attention, or more likely you don't want to acknowledge the privilege we enjoy. As Louis CK...