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Direct Link To This Post Posted: March 13 2013 at 10:30
IT IS WHAT IT IS....Isn't that a cocky excuse for not changing or moving on? I love how people say it too. It always comes across in such a way that losers shrug their shoulders and sigh. How about this one....Wherever you are, there you are. in otherwords..don't do something, just stand there.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: March 13 2013 at 10:59
I first heard "it is what it is" from a boss of mine about 8 years ago. We'd screwed something up and I was worried the client would get mad. "Oh well, it is what it is," he said, and I thought, "oh. Well rhat's okay then." It was a very convenient philosophy, even better than "don't worry, be happy" because it didn't even require the effort to be happy. Little did I suspect that the phrase would come into such popular use, like "whatever" and "get over it" (which even inspired an Eagles song!)
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: March 13 2013 at 11:14
Originally posted by TODDLER TODDLER wrote:

IT IS WHAT IT IS....Isn't that a cocky excuse for not changing or moving on? I love how people say it too. It always comes across in such a way that losers shrug their shoulders and sigh. How about this one....Wherever you are, there you are. in otherwords..don't do something, just stand there.

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Direct Link To This Post Posted: March 13 2013 at 11:44
Originally posted by HolyMoly HolyMoly wrote:

I first heard "it is what it is" from a boss of mine about 8 years ago. We'd screwed something up and I was worried the client would get mad. "Oh well, it is what it is," he said, and I thought, "oh. Well rhat's okay then." It was a very convenient philosophy, even better than "don't worry, be happy" because it didn't even require the effort to be happy. Little did I suspect that the phrase would come into such popular use, like "whatever" and "get over it" (which even inspired an Eagles song!)
 
But many times it's used as a powerful physical line of words to make people relax about something in life which is horrific. Like for example...my friend's marriage is on a downslide because his wife cheats regularly. He is very down about it and those stupied words come out of his mouth.."It is what it is"...really? You're not gonna change that? You're not going to move on? So when the phrase is used in that way..I find it to be a pat on the back or someone kidding themselves. So that's where I'm going. People tend to use the saying to continue swimming in the mud which is a poor excuse to continue living and pretending life is fine as you paste a stupied phony smile on your face and allow everyone to screw you.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: March 13 2013 at 13:41
^ People need an excuse for not accepting responsibility. We live in a blame-culture and everyone needs someone else to blame because nothing is ever their fault, if we can say "It is what it is" then we can side-step the issue and avoid the witch-hunt. Sometimes you've got to look people in the eye and ask if it really is what it is.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: March 13 2013 at 16:36
Originally posted by Dean Dean wrote:

^ People need an excuse for not accepting responsibility. We live in a blame-culture and everyone needs someone else to blame because nothing is ever their fault, if we can say "It is what it is" then we can side-step the issue and avoid the witch-hunt. Sometimes you've got to look people in the eye and ask if it really is what it is.
 
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: March 13 2013 at 17:19
Originally posted by TODDLER TODDLER wrote:

When I first joined there were a few members who disliked King Crimson...

BURN THE HERETICS!!!

If that's alright with the rest of you...
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: March 13 2013 at 17:23
a place that you are sure it belongs just to Prog music
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: March 13 2013 at 17:24
I'm here since the site was officially 2 months old (almost 9 years).

I have to like almost everything to stay. Wink

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PS: I dislike King Crimson (Except ITCOTCK)


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It beats a poke in the eye with a sharp stick
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: March 13 2013 at 18:02
Not necessarily, Richard.  You should try hanging out in the political threads.  Wink

There are times I spent there when I was longing for a sharp stick in the eye. 



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Direct Link To This Post Posted: March 13 2013 at 19:51
I would like to nominate "Poke in the Eye with a Sharp Stick" for Crossover. Its an insult that its still only prog-related.

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Direct Link To This Post Posted: March 13 2013 at 20:16
Originally posted by Ivan_Melgar_M Ivan_Melgar_M wrote:

I'm here since the site was officially 2 months old (almost 9 years).

I have to like almost everything to stay. Wink

Iván

PS: I dislike King Crimson (Except ITCOTCK)


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Direct Link To This Post Posted: March 13 2013 at 20:20
King Crimson is best classic prog band.

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Direct Link To This Post Posted: March 13 2013 at 20:21
^^ Horizons, I'm sorry but you're opinion is not shared by everyone Tongue
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: March 13 2013 at 20:23
Originally posted by ProgMetaller2112 ProgMetaller2112 wrote:

^^ Horizons, I'm sorry but you're opinion is not shared by everyone Tongue

Shall we dance to this tune again? :3
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: March 13 2013 at 20:24
Originally posted by Horizons Horizons wrote:

Originally posted by ProgMetaller2112 ProgMetaller2112 wrote:

^^ Horizons, I'm sorry but you're opinion is not shared by everyone Tongue

Shall we dance to this tune again? :3


No, we shall not ? <3 I have already given you my opinion of the band Wink
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: March 13 2013 at 20:27
Steven Wilson's remix of Poke in the Eye with a Sharp Stick will be released later this year for a 40th anniversary edition. Steve promises it'll be a clearer Poke.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: March 13 2013 at 20:29
Talking to the best people in the world. The funniest, and the less consevative. Also, sharing my passion to prog rock.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: March 13 2013 at 21:01
Originally posted by Ajay Ajay wrote:

Originally posted by TODDLER TODDLER wrote:

When I first joined there were a few members who disliked King Crimson...

BURN THE HERETICS!!!

If that's alright with the rest of you...
 
I think not they take over our operation Wink
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