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The Other End of the Line
Weekly Standard, by Ethan Epstein

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Posted By:Pluperfect, 10/6/2013 5:15:28 AM

A purportedly funny photo ricocheting around the Internet popped into my inbox last week, apparently courtesy of the right-wing blog RedState. The Photoshopped image is a play on the famous Dos Equis beer campaign built around the bearded, debonair “Most Interesting Man in the World,” who says, “I don’t always drink beer, but when I do, I prefer Dos Equis.” The “joke” version features a picture of said interesting man, only this time he says, “I don’t always talk to Obama voters, but when I do, I ask for large fries.” This bothered me for a couple of reasons. For

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: Keekng, 10/6/2013 6:13:41 AM     (No. 9552427)

The Dos Equis image was hilarious and really struck at the truth! Come on Ethan, see if you can do a telemarketer image that is comparable.

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Reply 2 - Posted by: chumley, 10/6/2013 6:22:41 AM     (No. 9552434)

I dont disagree with the premise that all work is good. Both my kids worked fast food and one also did telemarketing. The stories they tell of rude, vulgar and low life people would curl your hair.
That said, the internet joke sounds pretty funny. Hope it shows up in my mail box.
Like an old English teacher once told me, in every stereotype there is at least some truth.

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Reply 3 - Posted by: comstock, 10/6/2013 8:22:29 AM     (No. 9552522)

Made me laugh.
Here you go, #2:
http://www.godlikeproductions.com/sm/custom/e2e9069b2f.jpg

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Reply 4 - Posted by: veritas, 10/6/2013 8:49:18 AM     (No. 9552551)

Sheesh, Ethan.

Ya got a choice. Either get a grip, or outlaw any speck of humor that could be found by a scanning electron microscope somewhere, anywhere, in Subject du Jour.

´Cause ya see, sometimes humor, even of the black, or simply silly, varieties, provides relief "denied even to prayer," as Twain said of profanity.

[Oh no. Now I´ll be attacked for something approaching blasphemy!]

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Reply 5 - Posted by: jerseyden, 10/6/2013 9:02:48 AM     (No. 9552577)

Good joke, but I find it hard to believe many obama voters work unless it´s a government union job.

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Reply 6 - Posted by: MirJoy, 10/6/2013 9:11:55 AM     (No. 9552607)

It IS a real fallacy to think that all low-info´s are ill-educated people working in Mickey-Dee´s (or consuming a lot of Mickey-Dee´s). Lots of low-information voters are highly educated group thinkers who will parrot whatever is fed to them. When Common Core is fully implemented, anyone with an original idea with be sent to the gulag.

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Reply 7 - Posted by: LouD, 10/6/2013 9:19:14 AM     (No. 9552617)

To the author, I never talk to telemarketers, as they invade my privacy. If I want something, I will buy it myself, either in a store or online, but never from someone who calls me at mealtimes or any other inconvenient time. I find no reason to respect them, as they don´t respect me.

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Reply 8 - Posted by: Sanspeur, 10/6/2013 10:00:15 AM     (No. 9552685)

Respect given to a phone call intruding into your time, with a loser bothering or outright lying about some scammy enterprise to separate you from your hard earned money ? he/she might be human y .. But doesn´t value your privacy / integrity at all ..

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Reply 9 - Posted by: Sunhan65, 10/6/2013 6:57:00 PM     (No. 9553286)

I´m with #7. I hang up. If they call back, I ask them what they´re wearing. End of the line.

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