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I Love "this American Life"

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    No Need For Mtv's "trl"... I Have Npr's "tal"

    "This American Life" is literally something I just happened upon during a Saturday drive.  I was running from my place in Venice, CA to my friends down in Rolling Hills, CA.  It isn't a long drive but it isn't necessarily quick either. Definitely to short for a book on...
    EPjake EPjake 26-30, M 1 Response Jan 8, 2010

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    I Mean The Npr Radio Show But The Show Is Nice

     I remember sitting in my car on the way to class, and there was nothing on the radio, so I turned on NPR kinda hoping for some god news, and on the radio was this voice talking about his family and him recording his family on passover... and I was hooked... I didn't make it...
    Starbuck82 Starbuck82 31-35, F Feb 2, 2010

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    A Fan From The Start

    I started listening way back and I took awhile to enjoy it. Now I am hooked. The show has become more nuanced and dimensional over time. Every episode is like a little work of art. Having worked in radio, I know how hard it is to pace a story. Ira glass also makes good use of...
    penguinswon penguinswon 51-55 5 Responses Apr 24, 2010

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    Flight Or Invisibility?

    So...waht do you think?  Flight or invisibility?  I would go for flight, I think.  But there is an argument that people who chose flight really want to chose invisibility but have an obsession with nobility that they can't get past.  I don't know.  I do...
    musikkvinne musikkvinne 26-30, F Jul 31, 2009

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    #321 Sink Or Swim.

    The best part being the interpretation of the story of Noah and the Ark. Seriously hilarious!
    anteye anteye 36-40, M Dec 10, 2006

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    I Love "this American Life".

    "This American life" is one of those shows that had me hook from the first time. The stories are just very human and thats what I simply adore about it. I can be having the most horrible and tune'in can jus change my mood completely. Simply one of the bes shows out...
    applescruffs applescruffs 22-25, F 2 Responses Jun 15, 2010

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    My New Favorite

    This show is the best. I mean, really- what a way to connect the American people! I love every story they tell.
    SpiritOfTheRabbit SpiritOfTheRabbit 31-35, F Apr 11, 2010

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    Prom Episode

    Did anyone catch the prom episode? It just crushed me to hear that the bad-luck kid died in a car accident. His poor mom!
    thatgirl87 thatgirl87 36-40 Jun 2, 2008

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    Related Experiences

    This Sunday I was informed that my cousin who has been battling cancer for almost 15 years passed away at the very very young age of 20. She got to graduate high school, learned...
    PandaaMee PandaaMee 22-25, F 42 mins ago

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    Yes, im in love i feel like the most happiest luckiest person ever...i used to find all the fairy tales too good to be true..but he's my dream come true nice,sweet,very caring...
    shiningstar1997 shiningstar1997 18-21, F 2 Responses 1 hr ago

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    Best thing in life is being a mom . I love ever min. I have with my kids
    Cynthia79 Cynthia79 36-40, F 2 Responses 1 hr ago

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    The rain fell hard that day as he stood outside. The rain drops seemed to anticipate things to come. Slowly speeding up in their own way. The decisions that fell writhing in...
    AmazingPoet AmazingPoet 41-45, M 2 hrs ago

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    "If they're flawless, you can go braless. " - American Dad
    bennodachemist bennodachemist 22-25, F 3 Responses 2 hrs ago

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    I'm very assuming that my life here isn't easy I just think the way I am and I think someday I'll be out here and never return. so I was like a hard rock in the past I can't feel...
    aereuz2 aereuz2 16-17, M 3 hrs ago

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    It was so easy to shut out the world. Forget reality and responsibilities. Pretend that there was only us. It was so easy until reality reminded me that I was living in a fantasy...
    GingerSnappedBack GingerSnappedBack 51-55, F 1 Response 4 hrs ago

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    This march I'm going to my second large convention with big groups! I'm going to be Yui from Diabolik Lovers with a male harem, Kururi Orihara with my friend as her sister and our...
    krazylilmeow krazylilmeow 26-30, F 4 hrs ago

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    And one of them happens to be looking at tarot or astrological readings. I know that there is a sense of danger by being attracted to these kinds of thing, one is that my...
    ForMyLegMan ForMyLegMan 26-30, F 4 hrs ago

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    5 Things To Remember When You Feel Broken “Sometimes you don’t realize your own strength until you come face to face with your greatest weakness.” – Susan Gale No doubt...
    lovingRIZA lovingRIZA 56-60, F 12 hrs ago

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    I love my life.. im content . I love my friends .family & work colleagues. .I love my job * money & looking good* I love my girlfriend ..I love my country ..I wish I can live...
    deleted deleted 26-30 13 hrs ago

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    Until then my love,... I'll wait In the blue velvet boughs' seclusion alone, she waited for none but for one by her, and whom his love, avowed, was number one Her strings were...
    DarkRavingAngel DarkRavingAngel 36-40, F 1 day ago

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    I think we as people, often overlook the fragility of life; how amazing it is to be alive and well. I am so grateful to be alive within this time and space, to be able to think, to...
    Purpleflower97 Purpleflower97 18-21, F 1 Response 4 days ago

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    In the silence my prayers are heard The hollow notes that plead forth my sins Lovers to be yet not to be Wretched passion drenched in the Devils thorn My lover , my life , these...
    AmazingPoet AmazingPoet 41-45, M 4 days ago

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    Just started watching Season 1 on Netflix and I can safely say I am hooked!!! How gorgeous is Ben?!
    Jenezebel Jenezebel 26-30, F 1 Response 6 days ago

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    This is Canada's Top Ten List of America's Stupidity. Of course we look like idiots - we are! # 10 Only in America... could politicians talk about the greed of...
    Inexperienced3 Inexperienced3 51-55, M 2 Responses 6 days ago

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    Life is like a camera. You focus on what's important. Capture the good times. Develop from the negative and if things don't work out take another shot.
    Lyona1200 Lyona1200 18-21, F 6 days ago

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    Through my travels, and in my work, I have been very fortunate to have become familiar with people in two distinctly different ethnic groups of American Indians. Most pleasing to...
    Slim333 Slim333 41-45, M 3 Responses Jan 30

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    I love to drive my hot rods, I don't want to be the center of attention but like to have my ride admired.
    georgiat georgiat 46-50 1 Response Jan 30

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    My life is full of excitement and I just love it! Having a fun time with David today. He's being so silly.
    deleted deleted 26-30 Jan 29

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    You took their country, you took their freedom and you took many of them their life. Indeed, this era was one of the darkest ones in the American history and what´s happened in...
    Loretta78 Loretta78 36-40, F 5 Responses Jan 28

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    The fact that the majority of fat American people are fat/ stupid/loud/smelly/mean - shall I go on ? -ok -in bread /tasteless and class less / uneducated / retarded / gluttons...
    Bandiroux Bandiroux 56-60, M 1 Response Jan 28

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    I believe that if you don't love your life it's your responsibility to change that and no one elses
    CODECRACKER2014 CODECRACKER2014 41-45, M Jan 28

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    I love my life.. And everything that I have :-(
    Mystic2202 Mystic2202 22-25, F Jan 28

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    Got a lot trips soon... But I also need to think on how to save my money. The thing is... I'm worried about my finances. Got to control myself from spending too much now. I...
    PurpleMarj PurpleMarj 31-35, F 3 Responses Jan 27

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    I just love The United States of America. We are a rag-taggle collection of histories and food and pain and hope. We lurch along, in search of peace, while carry'n all the...
    betsysmiles betsysmiles 31-35, F 4 Responses Jan 27

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    I agree when/if you're lucky enough to meet someone who not only makes you happy but makes you love yourself more by default. I liked my life before my I met my husband but now I...
    SnowWhite87 SnowWhite87 26-30, F 1 Response Jan 26

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    “When you were born, you cried and the world rejoiced. Live your life so that when you die, the world cries and you rejoice.” ~ Native American Proverb Cherokee
    MourningDove7 MourningDove7 36-40, F 2 Responses Jan 26

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    The GREAT FATHER above a SHEPHERD CHIEF is. I am His and with Him I want not. He throws out to me a rope and the name of the rope is love and He draws me to where the grass is...
    MourningDove7 MourningDove7 36-40, F 1 Response Jan 26

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     Australia: an American's viewInteresting set of observations from a visitor from the other side of the Pacific.'Value what you have and don't give it away.' There's a lot to...
    candywhite26 candywhite26 56-60, M 2 Responses Jan 25

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    We had an American wedding, They don't mean too much We were so in love We had an American wedding What's mine is yours American divorce
    ExperiencesAndNotMistakes ExperiencesAndNotMistakes 18-21, F Jan 23

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    I love my eyes when you look into them. I love my name when you say it I love my heart when you touch it I love my life when you are in it.
    Ourjourneyoftrust Ourjourneyoftrust 70+ 1 Response Jan 22

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    Psychic Friendship-Chapter 8 Chapter 8: Second Date On Tuesday, Ryukeiaka reminds me of our second date, which is to be at the Tokyo High dance, which is set for next Saturday...
    angelafireheart angelafireheart 26-30, F Jan 22

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