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You say I'm crazy
'Cause you don't think I know what you've done
But when you call me baby
I know I'm not the only one
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For a long time I thought Ke$ha was black because I assumed you had to be be black to have a $ in your name. I know the truth now though.
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I thought Iggy Azalea was black
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Number of UK guys with great voices

Maverick Saber

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eVMWgmQA4Ig

John Newman

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CfihYWRWRTQ

There's a lot more on the come up but these are the names I remember.
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severticas wrote:

Number of UK guys with great voices

Maverick Saber

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eVMWgmQA4Ig

John Newman

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CfihYWRWRTQ

There's a lot more on the come up but these are the names I remember.


You better be right. Or I'll burn your favorite action figure.

I'm going to check them on my spare time. =D
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When I first heard Justin Bieber's "Baby," I imagined a little black boy who was maybe 9-12, who may have taken inspiration from a young Michael Jackson. I thought it sounded adorable and catchy, though overplayed on the radio. That was during my Senior year of high school. JB's cutesy phase was awfully short, but fame does tend to warp young stars.
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all the time, first time I heard Macklemore.
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When I worked in a game store in a predominantly black neighborhood half the customers that came in did a double take and were like, "Day-um, I thought you was black!" based on the phone call they made before coming in. They also frequently thought I was the one they talked to when they talked to one of my black coworkers, they were convinced he was white on the phone. The sound of your voice is primarily a cultural construct. I have a very flat affect, so I had to learn to mimic other people around me so they could be comfortable with me (otherwise I tend to weird them out and they misunderstand me). This results in me being a bit of a social chameleon, I tend to sound like the people around me. It is fascinating to me though how much more people get along with you and like you if you sound like them. I don't tend to assume about race based on voice, though I have to admit there have been two that I was surprised by.
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For the longest time I thought Michael Jackson was black
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Majinkain wrote:

For the longest time I thought Michael Jackson was black


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When I worked in a game store in a predominantly black neighborhood half the customers that came in did a double take and were like, "Day-um, I thought you was black!" based on the phone call they made before coming in. They also frequently thought I was the one they talked to when they talked to one of my black coworkers, they were convinced he was white on the phone. The sound of your voice is primarily a cultural construct. I have a very flat affect, so I had to learn to mimic other people around me so they could be comfortable with me (otherwise I tend to weird them out and they misunderstand me). This results in me being a bit of a social chameleon, I tend to sound like the people around me. It is fascinating to me though how much more people get along with you and like you if you sound like them. I don't tend to assume about race based on voice, though I have to admit there have been two that I was surprised by.

I have tendency on doing that.

Do you unconsciously sound dumb when you're talking to someone that is intellectually challenge?
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Glad you were able to see the sarcasm in that!
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Carl Cox is not a pasty faced white boy...
(but I learned that back in like 2000)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Wew44iaJ4w8

the vido isn't the best of his work, but it'll give you an idea.
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I haven't used my full vocabulary in years. A guy I work with asked about how a clothes dryer with an anti static button would work and I was really tired, so the filters were down... A few sentences in he was staring at me like I was an alien. He wanted to know if I was a genius and why I was working there. Its only a charged field altering polarity to negate the static, it isn't even a new tech! He has been weird around me since and even tried to randomly ask me the square of some number he plucked from the air. Come on!

A friend refers to my usual public mode of interaction as my "cosmetic features" and sums it up by saying when I run too low on "juice" they shut down to conserve power! It is kind of true though... I love talking to people that are actually smarter than me, but folks of that type don't seem to be in the circles I'm often in these days. I hope to change that once I finish my new degree. I can at least find people more knowledgable about a variety of subjects, so that helps some. Learning doesn't replace full capacity discourse, but it sure helps ease the ache, so to speak.

Long story short, yes, I do feel like I am under-using both my vocabulary and my mental capacity. That may be why I have so many eccentric hobbies...
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