Name a topic on the forums that has been done to death. Over and over and over again....done, done, done. Don't just throw out some pansy answer like "religion"....be SPECIFIC. The list shall be called "Death by Doneness"....I'll go first.
"Who created the Earth...God? Or, something else"...
Probably the most noticeable one.. The ever-cropping-up thread about why it's "wrong" to be gay.
The ever-cropping up word, "abortion"
"Obama" - it doesn't matter who likes him or doesn't like him; I don't want to see the name pop up in the forums any more! I'm sick of it. (On a related note, "Bush". Bush is gone - let's not drag in this over-used name within the next few years either.)
The money-versus-art-as-related-to-happiness-and-earnings-on-HubPages" debate. Here's that one in a nutshell:
A: I'm here for money and only want money. B. I'm here to write because I love writing and don't care about money. C. I'm here for both, but I like the money. D. I'd be here for the art but I need the money, so I've learned I have to be here for the money. E. I hate money on principle. F. I hate art. I like money. G. I can't be happy without writing as art. H. I can't be happy without money. I. I can't be happy without both. J. I have kids and a job and can be happy no matter what.
End of debate nutshell.
Oh, and one other overdone thing: Counting to anything
Here in the old west...we call it a "dish to pass". A covered dish implies there is just a platter with no food and a cloth over it. Now, that would be just silly to bring a "covered platter" now wouldn't it.
the phrase "covered dish" has always made me laugh - but no one else seemed to realize how silly it sounds! I wanted to do a comedy vid of people bringing empty "covered dishes" to a pot luck dinner and then sitting down to table and passing around the empty dishes saying things like, "Oh, Maud, you've outdone yourself this time!" and "Where's your cabbage rolls, Tina? Didn't you bring the cabbage rolls? They're my favorite! Tina, makes really fabulous cabbage rolls!"
Serious LOL....I think that about Dish to Pass as well. First time I heard it, it was my uncle's second marriage (they were old) and she says "well, just bring a dish to pass"...in that "FARGO" kind of accent. I'm looking at my spouse "WHAAAAT does she mean, a 'Dish to Pass'...did they sign up for china somewhere? WTF does that mean. I don't have any suitable DISH to pass around a room full of people".
How come my hubpage is listed as duplicate content, I only posted it on my blog, my grans blog, all my work colleagues blogs and my uncle monty who I haven't seen in a while he asked me to post my hubpages on there too!!!!!
Yeah, I think so. I went to a do where every one brought a dish (meal) to a dinner party. It was very awkward because you had to eat something of every ones food or someone would be offended. There wasn't much 'luck' in the pot containing 'Starry Gazy Pie' I can tell you.
I lived for a long while in a community where pot luck meant a darkened room filled with smoke and youth! still does! But we did also have some of the other kind of potluck dinners which were strictly awesome - since people there were always hungry and therefore there were some spectacular cooks - still are! So I did not in any way shape or form mean to dis da potluck! I just think it very funny!
Here's standard issue at many of our region's pot lucks: 1. tatter tott hot dish 2. baked beans of any variety...the more types of beans the better 3. string bean casserole 4. potatoe salad.....of any culture 5. scallop potatoes 6. cheesy hashbrowns 7. brownies of all types 8. bars (is that what they are called where you come from...bars?)
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