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Drinking, Driving, and shoplifting are cool activities!

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Started: 1/11/2008 Category: Education
Updated: 9 years ago Status: Voting Period
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Adolph_Hitler_Rules

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I extend this challenge to the guy who told me otherwise in that other shoddy argument of mine.

All three of these activities are cool as they are regularly recognized in movies and lots of people do it.

Drinking - Lots of students drink in college and cool is defined as something everyone considers to be hype. Plus, most people start drinking when they go to college, so that's just proof of my argument.

Driving - Lots of students always rush to get their permits and drivers license. My son (who wasn't very bright) worked hard enough to pass his test on the first attempt, so that he could drive. Obviously, this is a cool activity. Oh and James Bond always drives a fancy car and people consider him as being one of the coolest fictional characters ever. Psychologist say that many buy extremely fancy cars to cover up for their insecurities below the belt. So since cars do all of that for a person, they must be cool.

Shoplifting - Shoplifting is one of the main things you do in the game Grand Theft Auto, and that game is definately one of the most popular games on the market.

So there you have it! Drinking, driving, and shoplifting are all cool. The argument is infallible!!!!
impactyourworld89

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First off, I would like to clarify my point I made on the other debate. Drinking and driving were the same activity. I'm sorry if that was not clear. Of course I don't think driving is stupid. But I do think that getting behind the wheel when you are drunk is stupid. There were 16,885 alcohol-related fatalities in 2005 – 39 percent of the total traffic fatalities for the year. The 16,885 fatalities in alcohol-related crashes during 2005 represent an average of one alcohol-related fatality every 31 minutes. Does that sound "cool" to you?
As far as regular drinking is concerned, I don't think it is cool. For a college student like myself, I find it a waste of my body, my mind and not to mention, my money.
Shoplifting: I don't know much about Grand Theft Auto, but in real life if someone is caught shoplifting, they are arrested. I don't really think that having a criminal record is "cool" Criminal records can become a problem when you are trying to get a real job.
I will repeat what I said in that comment. Something being "cool" or "not cool" is completely subjective. What you think is cool, I might not. There is no absolute on what is "cool" or not when it comes to anything. Not just these activities.
Well, I just made a very valid argument, so I guess this is not infallible.
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Posted by d4l 9 years ago
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All of those activities are things that can kill you the fact that you think there cool are very slow one you say your the oldest but you use words like cool an rule not only that but you have to have did those activities to have known they are"cool" so that makes you a criminal because they are against the law and you have had to do them.
Posted by impactyourworld89 9 years ago
impactyourworld89
HItlerrules, wouldn't that be robbery, not shoplifting?
Posted by Adolph_Hitler_Rules 9 years ago
Adolph_Hitler_Rules
WHAT!!!! 0-10?!?!?!? *goes into spasm*

And wierdkp326, you're wrong. I played the latest GTA games and they allowed me to hold up fast food joints and get all the money I wanted.
Posted by Wierdkp326 9 years ago
Wierdkp326
Unless the newest GTA games included a shoplifting minigame, it's really just drive around, shoot, and steal cars.... no shoplifting :-)
Posted by impactyourworld89 9 years ago
impactyourworld89
Oh, somehting that I didn't put in my arguement but needed to; Just because Hollywood does things, does not make them cool. If Hollywood's new fad was people jumping off of bridges and dying, would that be cool?
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