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Did They Forget Where They Were?

Discussion in 'Politics' started by staropeace, Dec 10, 2013.

  1. staropeace

    staropeace Richard Bachman's love child

  2. JordyVerrill

    JordyVerrill Lunkhead

    They are politicians. Being egocentric and childish is what they are all about.
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  3. Autumn Gust

    Autumn Gust Well-Known Member

    I guess it's all in how you think about Nelson Mandela's Memorial. Was it a funeral? Or was it a celebration of his life? Over the years I've noticed memorial services have changed-- at least the ones I've attended. They're usually held days after the person's death and they're a lot lighter in tone. After friends and relatives share their thoughts and memories about the deceased, they often play the dearly departed's favorite music (Led Zeppelin, Miles Davis, whoever), have a slideshow of their life that makes you both laugh and cry, share food and drink, and mingle like they would at a pleasant social event, talking about the deceased and catching up with friends and family. In some ways, I think this is a lot healthier than everyone wearing black and sobbing. After all, funerals really are for the living-- to help us come to terms with the passing of our loved ones as well as our own when the time comes.
  4. FlakeNoir

    FlakeNoir Beta Tester Moderator

    I agree with what Autumn Gust just said, but I do also think that the mobile phone (with all of its apps etc) has kind of ventured into places that it really doesn't need to be.
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  5. staropeace

    staropeace Richard Bachman's love child

    They look like a bunch of teenagers. Show a lil decorum for pity's sake! I expect the first lady to suddenly turn and give Obama one upside the head when I look at that pic.
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  6. FlakeNoir

    FlakeNoir Beta Tester Moderator

    She does kind of look like she's just turned away in disgust, doesn't she?
  7. Spideyman

    Spideyman Uber Member

    The world /modern technology/ has moved on. Yes, many funeral services are now a celebration of life rather than the ceremonial style of the past. That is fine. However, there is a place and time for cell phone use. A degree of decorum was not kept in place. Dignitaries should know better.
  8. staropeace

    staropeace Richard Bachman's love child

    Yep, cell phones and funerals do not mix. Respect should be shown.
  9. kingricefan

    kingricefan All-being, keeper of Space, Time & Dimension.

    Remember, society used to think it was ok to take pictures of deceased people in caskets, too.
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  10. staropeace

    staropeace Richard Bachman's love child

    Yep, and how horrible that was.
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  11. kingricefan

    kingricefan All-being, keeper of Space, Time & Dimension.

    Horrible, yes, but it was so common back then. You can find them for sale on ebay! Yuck!
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