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Re: Completely Random Thoughts
« Reply #19515 on: September 01, 2018, 04:41:29 PM »
Never heard of a Habitat for Humanity ReStore before, are they part of the main non-profit?  Maybe a letter to the main office pointing them to all the complaints might get the ladies off their butts.


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Re: Completely Random Thoughts
« Reply #19516 on: September 01, 2018, 05:29:57 PM »
Never heard of a Habitat for Humanity ReStore before, are they part of the main non-profit?  Maybe a letter to the main office pointing them to all the complaints might get the ladies off their butts.
Not sure what the main non-profit is but they are nationwide like Salvation Army, Goodwill, etc.
https://www.habitat.org/restores
Yeah I might investigate that because the management there is horrible and it's definitely driving away customers as a result :-\


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Re: Completely Random Thoughts
« Reply #19517 on: September 01, 2018, 05:48:34 PM »
Never heard of a Habitat for Humanity ReStore before, are they part of the main non-profit?  Maybe a letter to the main office pointing them to all the complaints might get the ladies off their butts.
Not sure what the main non-profit is but they are nationwide like Salvation Army, Goodwill, etc.
https://www.habitat.org/restores
Yeah I might investigate that because the management there is horrible and it's definitely driving away customers as a result :-\

Habitat for Humanity would be the main non profit, I've heard about them for ages building houses for the poor, but never knew they had stores like Goodwill.

Edit: Looked at the website, no stores close to me, a bunch in every direction but all at least a 30 minute drive each way.
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Re: Completely Random Thoughts
« Reply #19518 on: September 01, 2018, 06:09:13 PM »
Never heard of a Habitat for Humanity ReStore before, are they part of the main non-profit?  Maybe a letter to the main office pointing them to all the complaints might get the ladies off their butts.
Not sure what the main non-profit is but they are nationwide like Salvation Army, Goodwill, etc.
https://www.habitat.org/restores
Yeah I might investigate that because the management there is horrible and it's definitely driving away customers as a result :-\

Habitat for Humanity would be the main non profit, I've heard about them for ages building houses for the poor, but never knew they had stores like Goodwill.
Yeah and that's their 'mission' they refer to when people call them out about their high prices for donations (in some cases, close to or even equal to retail) is to help build homes for the poor, but I honestly haven't heard about very many HfH houses being built for the poor around here lately :-\


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Re: Completely Random Thoughts
« Reply #19519 on: September 01, 2018, 07:07:53 PM »
Never heard of a Habitat for Humanity ReStore before, are they part of the main non-profit?  Maybe a letter to the main office pointing them to all the complaints might get the ladies off their butts.
Not sure what the main non-profit is but they are nationwide like Salvation Army, Goodwill, etc.
https://www.habitat.org/restores
Yeah I might investigate that because the management there is horrible and it's definitely driving away customers as a result :-\

Habitat for Humanity would be the main non profit, I've heard about them for ages building houses for the poor, but never knew they had stores like Goodwill.
Yeah and that's their 'mission' they refer to when people call them out about their high prices for donations (in some cases, close to or even equal to retail) is to help build homes for the poor, but I honestly haven't heard about very many HfH houses being built for the poor around here lately :-\

I used to hear about them repairing or building homes in Chester, one of the few dozen towns in PA with almost 40% of the population living under the poverty line, and happens to be where the school I work for is located.  But now that I think about it, it has been a long time since I've heard of them doing anything in this area.  As far as I know the casino and soccer stadium have done pretty much nothing for the Chester economy so it's not like they are no longer needed.   



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Re: Completely Random Thoughts
« Reply #19520 on: September 02, 2018, 01:13:19 AM »
I decided that I hate Donald Glover.  It's that stupid singing career he decided to embark on.  If he hadn't decided to adopt some stupid alter ego to do it I wouldn't think about it, but it just seems so juvenile.
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Re: Completely Random Thoughts
« Reply #19521 on: September 02, 2018, 02:46:21 AM »
I decided that I hate Donald Glover.  It's that stupid singing career he decided to embark on.  If he hadn't decided to adopt some stupid alter ego to do it I wouldn't think about it, but it just seems so juvenile.

He only did it because he didn't want to be immediately successful as a rapper because he was popular as an actor. He would rather have failed as Childish Gambino than succeeded as Donald Glover. I don't see how it's any different that the plethora of other artists doing side projects under different band names.


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Re: Completely Random Thoughts
« Reply #19522 on: September 02, 2018, 04:38:27 AM »
I decided that I hate Donald Glover.  It's that stupid singing career he decided to embark on.  If he hadn't decided to adopt some stupid alter ego to do it I wouldn't think about it, but it just seems so juvenile.

He only did it because he didn't want to be immediately successful as a rapper because he was popular as an actor. He would rather have failed as Childish Gambino than succeeded as Donald Glover. I don't see how it's any different that the plethora of other artists doing side projects under different band names.

Oh DONALD Glover. I don'y actually know who that is, but at first I thought you meant Danny Glover. Now that would have been bizarre enough to be interesting.


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Re: Completely Random Thoughts
« Reply #19523 on: September 02, 2018, 07:44:16 AM »
I decided that I hate Donald Glover.  It's that stupid singing career he decided to embark on.  If he hadn't decided to adopt some stupid alter ego to do it I wouldn't think about it, but it just seems so juvenile.

He only did it because he didn't want to be immediately successful as a rapper because he was popular as an actor. He would rather have failed as Childish Gambino than succeeded as Donald Glover. I don't see how it's any different that the plethora of other artists doing side projects under different band names.

I love everything about him at the moment, and I have since way back when he was just in Derek Comedy videos on YouTube. I don’t actively listen to most of his music because it’s not really my style, but Awaken, My Love! is one of my favorite albums of all time, and ‘This is America’ is beautiful and powerful as well. He also happens to be, speaking as a heterosexual male, the man I find the most attractive.


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Re: Completely Random Thoughts
« Reply #19524 on: September 02, 2018, 08:36:16 AM »
I decided that I hate Donald Glover.  It's that stupid singing career he decided to embark on.  If he hadn't decided to adopt some stupid alter ego to do it I wouldn't think about it, but it just seems so juvenile.

He only did it because he didn't want to be immediately successful as a rapper because he was popular as an actor. He would rather have failed as Childish Gambino than succeeded as Donald Glover. I don't see how it's any different that the plethora of other artists doing side projects under different band names.

That sounds like a load of nonsense.  He wasn't making any effort to try to hide his identity.  He was OBVIOUSLY using his success as an actor to boost his success as a singer.  This isn't like Stephen King taking on the Richard Bachman persona, in which there was a plausible possibility that this could be a different person.

A singer taking on other projects in the musical sphere under the same name is vastly different than an actor who decides he wants to play rapper and adopt an alter ego.  He's like a 7 year old playing in a Batman costume.

EDIT:  I should clarify that I have no problem with Donald Glover branching out and pursuing music.  I find his decision to adopt an alter ego to be pretentious and annoying.  Jared Leto does the same thing, but at least he uses his own name.
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Re: Completely Random Thoughts
« Reply #19525 on: September 02, 2018, 10:58:02 AM »
I find his decision to adopt an alter ego to be pretentious and annoying.

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Re: Completely Random Thoughts
« Reply #19526 on: September 02, 2018, 11:12:03 AM »
My alter ego is the Most Interesting Man 8)


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Re: Completely Random Thoughts
« Reply #19527 on: September 02, 2018, 11:44:38 AM »
I decided that I hate Donald Glover.  It's that stupid singing career he decided to embark on.  If he hadn't decided to adopt some stupid alter ego to do it I wouldn't think about it, but it just seems so juvenile.

He only did it because he didn't want to be immediately successful as a rapper because he was popular as an actor. He would rather have failed as Childish Gambino than succeeded as Donald Glover. I don't see how it's any different that the plethora of other artists doing side projects under different band names.

That sounds like a load of nonsense.  He wasn't making any effort to try to hide his identity.  He was OBVIOUSLY using his success as an actor to boost his success as a singer.  This isn't like Stephen King taking on the Richard Bachman persona, in which there was a plausible possibility that this could be a different person.

A singer taking on other projects in the musical sphere under the same name is vastly different than an actor who decides he wants to play rapper and adopt an alter ego.  He's like a 7 year old playing in a Batman costume.

EDIT:  I should clarify that I have no problem with Donald Glover branching out and pursuing music.  I find his decision to adopt an alter ego to be pretentious and annoying.  Jared Leto does the same thing, but at least he uses his own name.

I mean at this point, he is, sure, but that's after the alter ego got popular in his own right. At the same time, he wasn't hiding that it was him, but it wasn't absurdly obvious. In retrospect, it might look that way, but it's not what happened, regardless of your impression of events. There are PLENTY of musicians that use other names when doing a different style or genre than they were known for. Your distinction seems pretty arbitrary, but hey, you do you, I suppose.


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Re: Completely Random Thoughts
« Reply #19528 on: September 02, 2018, 05:15:08 PM »
I liked Glover's most recent album, and enjoy him in things, but I feel pretty conflicted because he's pretty problematic with a lot of the things he has said and done.
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Re: Completely Random Thoughts
« Reply #19529 on: September 03, 2018, 06:15:26 PM »
Seriously, what the fuck is wrong with people on TV and in films - are they just profoundly stupid?

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