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I spend about 35 minutes a week ironing my work clothes. It's a chore that I can live with and a necessity if I want to look professional at my workplace.
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Ah, but he's clearly under two years of age, which is why he's using a walker. And it wouldn't be Nazareth because Luke 2: 39-52 establishes that Jesus didn't arrive there until he was much older.
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I sat here at my computer for about 20 minutes while I thought about posting this. Just trying to figure out how I was going to attack it. What quick-quip I would come up with to grab your attention.

I know that feel, bro.
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It was common at the time for artists to imagine ancient times to be similar to their own. Aside from cultural norms that shaped their art, research for historical accuracy would have been a daunting task.

I think that Joseph is using a plane.
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Remember, kiddies: You do not take English classes in order to pass English classes. You take English classes in order to not make a fool of yourself when applying for a job.


Furthermore, people you meet on online dating sites will be a lot more responsive to your posts if you don't present yourself as an illiterate moron.

When I was single and used an online dating site, I automatically disregarded any ad that was written sloppily.
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Fair enough. I can understand that. But I think he would have done Steph a favor by returning it to her so that she could learn how to improve.

I once went to a job interview that ended with the employer telling me that I wouldn't be hired. He then, gently, described a mistake that I made during the interview. I was glad that he did.
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Yes, guns are primarily designed to kill living creatures, often (but not always) humans. I am comfortable with that because I think that sometimes taking a human life is morally acceptable. So I find nothing inherently wrong with guns.

In contrast, your hypothetical "rape wand" would never be neat, nor would any variation of it be neat, because rape is never morally acceptable.

The specific guns that I've posted are usually mechanical oddities that attempt to resolve technological limitations, such as the necessity of reloading. I am impressed with the ingenuity behind many of these efforts and think in my head "that's neat!"
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Neatness is a subjective concept. Personally, I like guns. I think they're interesting and I enjoy using and studying them. My own taste leans toward antiques; my dream gun is a 1903 Springfield rifle.

I post antique guns that are oddities because I think they're interesting and the traffic that such posts generate tends to support that judgment.

One of the challenges of being a Neatorama author is finding and posting content that isn't cycling through large blogs that are similar to ours. Each of us has some special areas of knowledge or interest. I read a lot of gun blogs and have some basic knowledge of firearms, so I look for interesting guns to write about. Few authors on blogs similar to Neatorama do this, so I contribute unique content that puts Neatorama in a more competitive position.

On several occasions, I've lifted odd guns or firearms-related content from obscurity and made them viral, such as this one, this one, this one and this one.

You state that killing is not neat and that therefore guns are not neat. The morality of firearms ownership is a complex issue. I do my best to stay away from political topics here at Neatorama and since a discussion on the morality of firearms ownership would probably end up there, I'd rather not discuss it on this blog. I would, however, be willing to discuss it with you through email.

I understand that you may find firearms offensive and would prefer not to see it at Neatorama. There's something for everyone at Neatorama and probably some content that is boring or even repugnant to each reader. All I can suggest is scrolling past that which you do not like in order to get to the content that you do like.
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It's too big of a question. The answer would vary depending on the man or the woman involved as well as cultural norms and expectations that surround them.
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