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Why Do Female Singers Wear No Pants?
Have you noticed how many female singers/performers don’t wear any pants? I have and I am having trouble understanding why more and more of them seem to be dancing in their underwear. Madonna, Beyonce, Pink,Shakira and others just perform in their undies. Do they have to dance and sing in their knickers for anyone to appreciate their music? I mean when Cher did it, and then Madonna, I thought it was just some ageing female performer thing, but now it is just plain ridiculous. I do remember watching MTV and other music shows and the women wore clothes and I still thought they were beautiful women.
Music is music. Singing is singing. You can either sing or you can’t. People should be listening and watching your performance because you can actually sing or play an instrument. Not because you put your breasts or butt or legs out for everyone to see.
I hope this fad doesn’t last forever. There is no problem with being attractive and healthy and sexy. The problem is that young guys and girls watch, they admire these people, they aspire to be like these people, and they try to emulate these people.
I would love to know what other people think about the pantless performer
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Position(s): Japanese to English Translators, Spanish to English translators, editors, English speakers, qcers, timers (most ideal is a QCer/Timer)
E-Mail: locoporchicho * hotmail.com
genre: comedy, sports (basketball especially), some drama, ecchi (well it’s nothing compared to the average or extreme anime nowadays lol. ). Most people mainly like this show for the comedy and the characters (main character is voiced by tanaka mayumi who also voices luffy in one piece. I personally think that all the voice actors fit the characters and did a great job including the dog) so even if you don’t like sports anime it might be worth trying this anime out.
I know most people probably never heard of this anime. I don’t expect full-oncommitment because of that and the length of the series. It’s a long, people have lives, it’s completely understandable (I just request that you inform me that you’re too busy and you can’t help out anymore if that happens). The most important thing is that you’ve probably never seen this show and I personally think it would take 3 eps or so to gauge if you like the show. However, it is up to the person how many episodes they want to “work on/check out” to decide if they want to continue working on it or not. The midori subs are abyssmal in quality and is not the best means of gauging if you like the show or not so contact if you think you’d be interested in this show. Also we have the Japanese TV raws and Spanish DVDs (the huge ass files) so it’ll be better than the midori releases in every way.
spanish to english translators (for episodes 32 and up since we can rip the subs from the spanish dvd and sorta use the timing to our advantage. plus the spanish was translated from japanese so it is helpful… kinda serve as translation check, give ideas on how to translate/interpret/infer stuff. You’re going to have spanish SUBTITLES to translate from so you don’t have to relisten like crazy )
Japanese to english translators - I wish lol… this role is pretty self-explanatory not to mention very desired but very difficult and near impossible to find hence it’s 2014 now and this show is crappily and incompletely subbed. we have one japanese to english translator right now so the project isn’t dead or standstill otherwise i wouldn’t be posting this. There are scripts that are waiting to be worked on.
Editor - The Japanese-english translator speaks real english so it’s not ENGRISH but we still want editing so that it’s free of grammatical, spelling errors and the lines have the best wording possible. If possible send me examples of your work and about your experience or qualifications.
Fine Timer/Qcer - native English speakers only please. So ideally I want a timer who will also do QC. All the scripts are already timed and watchable but they have to be fine-timed. Still apply if you only want to do fine-timing or only QC because I might get somebody who wants to do both.
Lastly, I am looking for English speakers to correct entries on the language learning site lang-8.com - you only have to know English and know it well enough to correct entries written by English language-learners. This helps with translation efforts You can find out exactly how it helps with the fansubbing efforts upon contacting me. This is a great opportunity for anybody who wants to give back to the fansub community by helping this group with our translation efforts indirectly.
Defined by psychologists, a psychopath is someone who does not forge the emotional bonds that normal people do and do not empathize with others. They tend to see people as means to their own ends, rather than as individuals. These emotional abnormalities manifest in their speech patterns in a few interesting ways. The psychopaths who were interviewed tended to use a lot of causal phrases like “so” and “because.” The researchers interpreted this to mean that they were explaining their crimes away as a “logical outcome of a plan (something that ‘had’ to be done to achieve a goal).’” In contrast, other convicted criminals who are not psychopaths tend to use more language around religion and their own guilt when describing their crime. The researchers observed other aberrations in psychopaths’ speech. Psychopaths in the study spoke of basic needs like food and money twice as much as the other subjects in the study, and they also use more disfluencies (phrases like “uh” or “umm”) to break up their speech. Learn more about disfluencies here.
The real world application of these conclusions may seem far fetched, but police departments and investigators hope to use craigslist or facebook posts to determine psychological profiles of suspects or potential criminals.
nitially I thought it was the most ridiculous thing I had heard in a long time: “Research has shown that people who compulsively inject ‘like’, ‘you know’ or ‘I’m like’ into whatever is left of their sentences are ‘deep’ thinkers.”
(That’s a paraphrase of what a very bright, “like”-addicted Swedish graphics-design student said to me in her extraordinarily fluent English, but a paraphrase that’s accurate and precise enough, despite the biased, invidious spin I’ve given it.)
It was a claim vague enough to skirt the questions as to whether like-aholics are deeper than other thinkers, simply not less deep, whether the habit and the depth merely coexist or are correlated, and the question of exactly what kind of depth they have—although it seemed clear she was suggesting that like-aholics are especially deep.
I figure that if, indeed, like-aholics are generally deep or deeper than average, if not deeper than everyone else, they should be encouraged to abandon any attempt to suppress that addiction during interviews for jobs that require deep thought and that recruiters, employers and HR managers should green-light them.
Millennial Perspectives on “Like”
What was just as stunning as her report of such a claim was the shocking reversal of her gratitude to me, just a week earlier, when we first met, for having gently pointed out that she was clocking about 50 likes per MINUTE in my 2 likes per minute personal-limit zone.
It was such an epiphany for her that she actually tallied her “like”s in real time, achieving the count shown here in the photo I took over the course of just several minutes—despite her extreme efforts to monitor and suppress the habit. Amazingly, within 24 hours, she had apparently vanquished the beast and eliminated “like” from all conversation with me.
A key motivation for her taking this all very seriously was that she had just had a pre-graduation interview with a Japanese design company, for a fairly high-powered computer design job and is smart enough to appreciate the dangers of allowing that habit to contaminate her interactions with English-speaking HR personnel, clients and supervisors.
That’s why I was startled when she reversed herself a week later, citing the objections of her like-aholic her of friends who felt “offended” by the suggestion that there’s anything wrong with using “like” not only as thought-cement, but also as the bricks. She cemented her stone walling with the argument that since all language is communication and “like” is language, eliminating it amounts to eliminating communication—as though “like” facilitates rather than impedes communication of everything except one’s peer expectations and age.
She also suggested a kind of “when in Rome, speak as the Romans do” approach—i.e., to adapt one’s language to the situation and audience, assuming that switching language styles in real time is as easy as changing TV channels, as opposed to the view that it is not easy to contain, switch and restrict speech patterns that become deeply habitual and peer-group reinforced, like authorized tics.
If she is right about that, then like-aholics need not fear lapsing into like-talk in a critical job interview, even when under pressure or nervous. Otherwise, their job opportunities may evaporate as the gattling-gun rattled-off fusillade of “like”s “tics” off the interviewer(s) and their names from the candidate list.
Countering this group-mind view is that of Kevin Kim, a 25-year-old Los Angeles freelance web designer, I met in Kyoto, who argued that if like-aholism were really a core cultural value, it would appear equally frequently in written communications—a view that perhaps reflects a web designer’s perception that if something is core, it’s on the Web and as text.
Despite the limited validity of self-reporting regarding the ability to compartmentalize and contain the like-tic, the Millennials I asked about their ability to shut off that flow in professional contexts said that they believe they can do it (although with some uncertainty about whether they could do so under pressure or when otherwise anxious).
In Defense of the “Like”-Tic
Before searching for the alleged evidence for her claim, I decided to assume and defend it and try to explain how it could be true. I resolved that, if that failed, I would try to account for why anyone would imagine why it would be true or why such evidence would be taken at face value.
So, consequences and control of the like-tic aside, let’s take on the question of what could justify the like-tic and explain how, in particular, like-aholism could possibly correlate with or demonstrate a capacity for “deep(er)” thinking (rather than merely (un)peacefully coexist with it. That’s the intriguing question. Tackling it independently of extant research on the question, and playing devil’s advocate, I propose the following:
—“Like” as a marker for a capacity for deep analogical thinking: “Like” is the one word that best encapsulates the point of the Miller Analogies Test (M.A.T.), commonly used to assess and estimate likelihood of success in M.A. And Ph.D. programs, especially those in which analogical thinking, modeling and abstracting from details in order to find a common pattern between two or more things is a critical skill. For example, “jealousy is to envy as hoarding is to__”.
Among the hypothetical multiple-choice answers “giving”, “hating”, “keeping” and “stealing”, the lattermost—”stealing” would be the best answer, since jealousy is resentment of someone who wants what you have, while envy is resentment of someone who has what you want. (No, “jealous” and “envious” are NOT synonyms; in fact, they are in a clear sense opposites.)
If “like” and “I’m like” are markers of a mind predisposed to deep analogical thinking, we should not be surprised to hear an ostensibly ditzy Frank Zappa Valley girl who says, “I’m like so into shopping in like Laguna Beach malls and Prada boutiques”, go on to say something like “You know, if the Big Bang is like a rock dropped into an isotropic 3-dimensional pond, the analogy suggests there could have been more than one Big Rock ‘dropped’ into, creating or exploding into the matrix of space-time, thereby precluding the existence of any unique ‘center’ for the universe, while also suggesting the existence of companion, as yet unobserved Big Bangs.”
(Note: Despite my complete and lifetime abhorrence and avoidance of “like” and “I’m like”, my pre-grad school M.A.T. score, which, given the test’s scale expressed as a percentile, cannot be equal to or greater than 100, was good enough for me to consider getting it tattooed on my forehead, which I didn’t for fear that it might have been mistaken for my IQ.)
—“Like” as a mentally liberating substitute for electroshock therapy: Electroshock (electroconvulsive) therapy is reputedly effective in scrambling rigid, unhealthy patterns of thinking, feeling and behaving, in effect breaking bad habits, obsessive emotions or mind sets by jolting them apart, thereby allowing altogether new and better ones.
If the effect of jolting barrages of “likes” on my brain is any indicator, it may be suggested that by fragmenting, interrupting and preventing concentration and focus in the brains of listeners and speakers alike, the relentless injection of “like”, “I’m like” and “you know” into a conversation can prevent the formation of any obsessive focus—indeed, of any focus whatsoever, and thereby liberate the brains involved from the constraints of channeled thought.
—“Like” as dogma inhibitor and creative-critical thinking catalyst/liberator: Dogmatic thinking is the deadly antithesis of free, creative thought. To say that “I’m like” or something else is “like” or simply “like….” is to express and elicit the feeling that what is being expressed and whoever is expressing it are not rigid and dogmatic, that they are merely analogous to something, without being identical to it.
Such apparent tentativeness, frequently—and often rightly perceived as diffidence, is not only endearing to peer groups with a low tolerance for know-it-all superiority and intellectual pretension/achievement, but is also conducive to allowing for critiques of and alternatives to the alleged similarities encapsulated in “like” and “I’m like”.
On this interpretation, “I’m like….” and “like” should, when repeatedly inserted into discourse, lead to something much more substantial and insightful than the next “like”—whether one’s own or in one’s audience response.
As of this writing, I have failed to find any formal research correlating the use of “quotatives” (a grammatical marker preceding something quoted or approximately quoted), such as “like” and “I’m like” with “deep”, analytical, creative or otherwise exceptional thinking.
But to be on the safe side and allow for the possibility that there are other arguments and indeed strong evidence for the cognitive benefits of like-aholic communication, I’m going to get on that bandwagon right now and ask Recruiter.com to modify the “like” button at the top of this article..
…and make it “like, like”.
How To Stop Saying “You Know”
After a four year layoff from teaching, I was back in the classroom at Ohio State this spring semester. We teach law through a Socratic dialogue, so I spent a good deal of time in question and answer exchanges with the students. In a way I’d never noticed before my students had become infected by the verbal diarrhea of saying “you know” every other sentence (and sometimes more than once in the same sentence!). At one point I couldn’t stop myself from starting class with a few comments about this disturbing trend. “You want to impress people—other lawyers, new acquaintances, judges, your boss—with how articulate you are,” I lectured, “but if, you know, you are constantly, you know, betraying your inability to, you know, control your sentences, you’re going to look bad, you know?”
This plague is everywhere from the President of the United States clowning around on Late Night With Jimmy Fallon last week, to nationally-known law professors we recently brought to Ohio State making major presentations at a Sports Law event, to close friends of mine who drive me nuts by peppering their speech with this mindless repetition. Apparently this is an international epidemic, with the equivalent of “you know” infecting languages other than English. I’ve ranted about this difficulty in a prior post (see below), and, apparently, most people think I’m loony for caring about it at all. I’m particularly appalled when I hear myself say the hated words, which happens on very, very rare occasions, when to my horror I notice I have an early symptom of the spreading infection.
Suppose, however, that you’re embarrassed (as you should be) by this bad speech habit and want to stop. This post is about how to accomplish that.
First of all, you’ll need a confederate. Choose someone you converse with a lot, and who’s willing to help you become aware of every time you say the words “you know” (you can’t hear it yourself). Get him/her to promise to quickly reply “I know” every time you say “you know”—and, simple as that sounds, it’s no more complicated than that. Of course, it will be irritating to you to have your discourse interrupted like this, but that’s the point! You need to become aware of how often you’ve become a mindless copier of the bad speech patterns of others, and you’ll begin to listen to yourself as you talk. After numerous conversations with your “I know” friend, you’ll be wary of the need to fill any pause in your thoughts with a banal repetition of “you know.”
If you think this is nonsense, try this experiment: listen to how often you and your friends and people on TV or in casual conversations—stupidly, mindlessly—clutter their conversations with “you know.” Is it okay simply because everyone is doing it? Running with the herd, dumb as the rest? Do you want people you’re trying to impress thinking of you as “stupid and mindless”?
Changing right-brain habits like this one is always a hard task, but who said you only get to do easy things in life? If you’re tired of being a slave to the phrase “you know,” then strip it from your vocabulary except when it’s legitimately part of your thought (as in “You know what I mean?” or “You know my sister, Mary Beth, don’t you?” or “You know a lot for someone so young”).
When you’re finally cured, buy your “I know” buddy lunch and celebrate the elimination of this oral curse. Be pleased with yourself. Congratulations!
And then pay it forward by helping to convert someone as smitten with this disease as you once were yourself. Hell, let’s build a 12-step program of “I Know Buddies” and get the whole planet back to sounding smart.
“The Socratic Dialogue in Law School,” Jan 31, 2010
“I Hate ‘You Know, ‘You Know,’” Nov 28, 2010
“The Left Brain, Right Brain Life,” Jan 17, 2011
“Life’s Little But Important Rules,” Apr 23, 2011
“How To Be Perfect,” Mar 17, 2012
“A Guide to the Best of My Blog,” April 29, 2013
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AnonymousApril 30, 2012 at 10:08 PM
After you and I discussed this matter at our Symposium in Southern California several months ago, I instructed all of my law students to say “I know” or “We know” (I was indifferent as to which) whenever I said “you know.” I’m not cured, but I’m doing much, much better! &:^)
-Anonymous SoCal law prawf and devoted former student
Barks ‘n Purrs NJ Pet Sitting & Dog WalkingNovember 2, 2012 at 11:15 AM
Thank you so much. I will ask my husband to help. I wasn’t sure how to go about it and you answered my dilemma.
AnonymousFebruary 6, 2013 at 8:26 PM
Thanks for this info I’ll try your suggestion..
PaulOctober 30, 2013 at 1:50 PM
Very interesting. Might give this a try since it’s gotten to the point where I am becoming increasingly aggravated by hearing myself say ‘you know’ in virutally every other sentence. Nobody has said anything to me as yet but I’m pretty sure it’s annoying them too.
AnonymousJune 4, 2014 at 6:50 PM
I’m from Peru South America, and I have noticed that in english spoken youtube videos. At the beginning it was funny, now it’s annoying hearing all the time, you know bro? you know?
These Speech Patterns Irritate the $#@* Out of Everyone Around You
June 25, 2013
Years ago I worked for the poster child of buzzwords. He loved using terms like “cones of precision” and “silos” and “drill down” and… let’s just stop there. (He also bought one of the first Palm Pilots, which meant a roomful of people often sat waiting while he laboriously entered stuff on his calendar. Yep, he was that guy.)
One of my colleagues maintained a running list of this guy’s buzzwords. Whenever he whipped out his pad to jot down a new one two things happened: 1) our manager looked smug because he thought he had just said something so insightful my colleague wanted to capture it for posterity, and 2) the rest of us tried not to laugh because we knew what was really going on.
Unfortunately, Palm Pilot aside, we all have a little of that guy in us. We use the same words too often. Or we use irritating speech patterns. Or we simply fall in love with certain expressions (I once conducted an all-too-public affair with the phrase, “That’s neither here nor there.”) When we do, whatever we hoped to say gets lost in the noise of cliche or extreme repetition.
See if you’re guilty of any of these:
1. The Double Name: Using a person’s name twice (worst case using your own name twice) in the same sentence as a way to justify unusual or unacceptable behavior.
Typical usage: “What can I say?” Shrug. “That’s just Joe being Joe.” (Worse, “Hey, that’s just me being me.”)
Whenever you use the double name you’re actually excusing behavior you would not tolerate from someone else.
And everyone knows it.
2. The Fake Agreement: Pretending to agree while expressing the opposite point of view.
Typical usage: “I’m with you… but I just don’t think we should take on that project.”
In reality you aren’t really with me because then you would agree with what I’m saying. (Plus beginning a sentence with something like, “I hear you…” is like a condescending pat on the head.)
Don’t try to couch a different opinion inside a warm and fuzzy Fake Agreement. If you disagree, just say so professionally.
3. The Unsupported Closure: Ending a discussion or making a decision without backup or solid justification.
Typical usage: “At the end of the day, we’re here to sell products.”
Really? I had no idea we’re supposed to sell products!
The Unsupported Closure is the go-to move for people who want something a certain way and cannot or do not feel like explaining why. Whenever you feel one coming on, take a deep breath and start over; otherwise you’ll spout inane platitudes instead of objective reasons that may actually help your employees get behind your decision.
Quick note: A Fake Agreement combines nicely with an Unjustified Closure: “I hear what you’re saying, but at the end of the day revenue concerns must come first.” Win-win!
4. The False Uncertainty: Pretending you’re not sure when in fact you really are.
Typical usage: “You know, when I think about it… I’m not so sure shutting down that facility isn’t the best option after all.”
Oh, you’re sure; you’re just trying to create buy-in or a sense of inclusion by pretending you still have an open mind… or you’re planting seeds for something you know you will eventually do.
Never say you aren’t sure unless you really aren’t sure… and are truly willing to consider other viewpoints.
5. The First Person Theoretical: Pretending to be another person in order to explore different points of view.
Typical usage: “Let’s say I’m the average customer and I walk in your store and want to buy a shirt…”
You can get away with this one occasionally, but more than that is really irritating.
Don’t believe me? Let’s say I’m the average reader and I know someone who uses the First Person Theoretical to pretend he’s putting himself in another person’s shoes. And let’s say I’m thinking it’s really irritating. And let’s say I’m…
Let’s just say I’m thinking we should move on.
6. The Favorite Phrase: Using a phrase so often that word is all anyone can hear.
Typical usage: Any phrase that gets hammered to death. Here’s an example.
I knew someone who never met a sentence he couldn’t find a way to shoehorn in a random “in other words,” “as it relates to,” or “in general.” Often he could cram all three into the same sentence multiple times.
Fall in love with a word or expression and not only do other people tire of it, they start to hear nothing else. Then whatever you hoped to get across gets lost as they think, “Oh jeez, for once could he leave out the ‘that’s neither here nor there’”?
Ask someone if you overuse a word, phrase, or figure of speech. At first they’ll look uncomfortable and try to avoid answering. Insist.
Eventually they’ll tell you, and I guarantee you’ll never do it again. Trust me: Been there, been told that.