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Lies, Games, and the American Presidency [Jan. 30th, 2008|12:29 pm]
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Today we have a fact stolen from Marguerlucy.. my lj cut wasn't working. Sorry!

William Moulton Marston, who created Wonder Woman, was the inventor of the polygraph (lie-detector); and interestingly enough, Wonder Woman's weapon is the Lasso of Truth
-He was in a polymorous relationship with his wife Elizabeth and a woman named Olive Barnes - he based the character on traits from both of these women.

;)

http://youtube.com/watch?v=pxKb-SnEPNs

And this is just fascinating. A game show from the very early 60's entitled "10 Little Indians" Terribly racist, but an interesting case study, none the less, in the mindsets of people in the early 60's. Very interesting, especialy the differing opinions on President Kennedy.

And speaking of presidents, CNN just emailed me to inform me that my first choice has dropped out of the race. I know many of your first choices have all ready left too. It feels craptastic!
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[User Picture]From: rochellestarr
2008-01-30 06:36 pm (UTC)

"my first choice has dropped out of the race."

...Who?
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[User Picture]From: randomposting
2008-01-30 06:37 pm (UTC)

Re: "my first choice has dropped out of the race."

John Edwards. :(
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[User Picture]From: adaveen
2008-01-30 06:38 pm (UTC)
I feel your pain, sistah! I had hopes for John, but you know, Americans! Go figure!
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[User Picture]From: randomposting
2008-01-30 07:13 pm (UTC)
I know, right? I guess I shouldn't be even slightly surprised. *sigh, hugs*
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[User Picture]From: marguerlucy
2008-01-30 06:46 pm (UTC)
BA-ZAAM. Love the fact! hee hee. It's very current too, what with that new Fox reality show, "Tearing Families Apart For Good Ratings But Maybe the Contestants Deserve It For Going On This Game Show For a Spot of Cash."

(Name of show roughly paraphrased)

Edwards was my most compatible choice but I dont think I would have ended up voting for him as I know it would have been wasting my vote alas. Obama is a close second according to one of the surveys I took and is probably who will get my vote.

I was a little disappointed in my subconscious for matching most with the white dude - i mean, where's the progressive in that? Haha. I think subconsciously my brain must magnetize towards the handsome ones.

J/K

I think.
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[User Picture]From: rochellestarr
2008-01-30 06:58 pm (UTC)

Huh?

"I was a little disappointed in my subconscious for matching most with the white dude"

I don't care if the next president is a freakin Martian... so long as he/she/it does a good job.
(Though how anyone could do worse than Bush is beyond me)
I'm really sad about how this presidential election has become a race/gender war, and not about the issues being presented.
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[User Picture]From: randomposting
2008-01-30 07:16 pm (UTC)
lol, rock on. ;)
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[User Picture]From: randomposting
2008-01-30 07:19 pm (UTC)
lol, rock on! He seems fascinating. I'll have to check it out.
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[User Picture]From: amazingadrian
2008-01-30 07:32 pm (UTC)
Are you serious? The guy who created Wonder Woman was the same person who created the lie-detector? That's all kinds of awesome. :D
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[User Picture]From: randomposting
2008-01-30 07:34 pm (UTC)
It seriously is!!
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[User Picture]From: toothlesshag
2008-01-30 09:12 pm (UTC)
I ALSO heard that he was really into bondage. I dont know where I heard that.
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[User Picture]From: randomposting
2008-01-30 09:18 pm (UTC)
Well I always support that. ;)
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[User Picture]From: e_burke
2008-01-30 09:52 pm (UTC)
If you're sad about the president now, just wait till the real election. This is the country that re-elected Bush, after all.


That show is so hip! Seriously! If it were the 60s I'd love that show...assuming I had a tv. You have to understand about the opener joke that there were LOTS of western flicks and shows. From Gunsmoke to the Lone Ranger, nobody thought that stuff was real unless you were 5 or just a moron.

My folks were born in the mid 40s, so it's really cool to see stuff that my mom would have been able to watch in the dorm living room at college--like the first super bowl.
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[User Picture]From: randomposting
2008-01-30 10:07 pm (UTC)
I think that the Republicans running right now are better then Bush. They're not generally what I want in a president, but any of them would be an upgrade from him.

- And I understand that entirely. It does not make it less racist or offensive..

And that's actually how I found it. :) My Dad was reminiscing so I pulled up Youtube for him and found a bunch of older shows that he liked when he was young. :)
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[User Picture]From: e_burke
2008-01-30 09:57 pm (UTC)
Gosh I love this show!
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[User Picture]From: randomposting
2008-01-30 10:14 pm (UTC)
It would be a really fun game show to do again, if they changed the name. :)
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[User Picture]From: jeremyross
2008-01-30 10:36 pm (UTC)
Will you repost the link for 10 Little Inidians?
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[User Picture]From: randomposting
2008-01-30 11:28 pm (UTC)
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[User Picture]From: locust_boy
2008-01-31 06:50 am (UTC)
How I think it happened: Elizabeth wasn't upset that he was sleeping with another woman, but when that woman started influencing Wonder Woman, Elizabeth drew the line.

I'm sorry about your presidential woes. My first choice looks dangerously close to falling by the wayside too. It sucks!
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[User Picture]From: randomposting
2008-01-31 06:53 am (UTC)
I can understand that being an issue, for sure!

It does suck. :( *hugs* I'm still going to vote. I'm just not going to have an elated heart when I get to the polling both.
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[User Picture]From: zibacco
2008-01-31 07:00 pm (UTC)
You have to love the casual racism and lilly-whiteness of that show. Too funny.
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[User Picture]From: randomposting
2008-01-31 07:02 pm (UTC)
Seriously, right?
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From: truelovechild
2008-01-31 07:35 pm (UTC)
My first choice, Kucinich, dropped out a week ago. I flipped out, calmed down, and said, "Ok. Fine. I'll take Edwards then.... Anyone but Obama or Clinton for the Democratic nominee."

...

I am very sad.
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[User Picture]From: randomposting
2008-01-31 07:37 pm (UTC)
*hugs* :(
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From: truelovechild
2008-01-31 07:39 pm (UTC)
P.S. Am I the only one who gets really angry when people tell me they feel like they'd be throwing away their vote for the person they support? PEOPLE. This is not a horse race. You don't get a prize for picking the winner ahead of time. The only way you're ever going to get the person you want is if you VOTE FOR THEM.

Ok, thanks. Done ranting. It's just I heard that phrase so many times when I was campaigning for Kucinich that it tends to pull the same string now.
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[User Picture]From: randomposting
2008-01-31 07:41 pm (UTC)
I think what frustrates me more is when the favorite drops out and people say "There's no point to vote anymore. I'm not voting for the lesser of two evils" I HATE that argument. If you don't vote you have no right to bitch and moan.
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