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View Poll Results: What is your favorite sin?
Lust 2 40.00%
Gluttony 0 0%
Greed 2 40.00%
Sloth 1 20.00%
Wrath 0 0%
Envy 0 0%
Pride 0 0%
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Old 05-22-2024, 10:09 AM   #1
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What is your favorite sin?

Let's take it to the polls!
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Old 05-22-2024, 11:32 AM   #2
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I chose greed, because I like the play the lottery and fantasize about the good life. One game that was played here in Illinois is $5,000 A Week For Life but no more. The most I ever won in the lottery was $500.
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Old 05-22-2024, 02:52 PM   #3
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I mean, really it's just being an atheist, as far as my biggest so-called "sin" goes I'm sure, but funny enough it's not part of the group. So... sloth for sure.

When I get in the zone of working hard at something I go all in and tend to power through without stopping... but if I've got nothing important to do, I'm quite happy to be rather lazy. (A true Taurus, no matter how fictional the astrology stuff might be. lol)


edit: Admittedly one of the reasons the job I'm doing these days suits me is because the time I leave the house is up to me, when I'm good and ready and I am no early bird. I TRY to be at one of my locations in the 11 o'clock hour, 10 if possible. Sooner than that is rare.

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Old 05-22-2024, 10:15 PM   #4
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I chose greed, because I like the play the lottery and fantasize about the good life. One game that was played here in Illinois is $5,000 A Week For Life but no more. The most I ever won in the lottery was $500.
$5000 a week for life. Isn't that PCH, a sweepstakes, not a lottery?
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Old 05-23-2024, 02:50 AM   #5
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Lust as it is defined by the Catholic church is the sinful desire to have sex without wanting to reproduce. So, definitely that.
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Old 05-23-2024, 10:02 AM   #6
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$5000 a week for life. Isn't that PCH, a sweepstakes, not a lottery?
Both. We had a scratch game called $5,000 a Week for life. And yes, there was Publisher Clearing House, but I didn't play it.
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Old 05-23-2024, 01:28 PM   #7
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I'd entered the PCH version a few times, until I realized that most of the time it isn't a guaranteed giveaway and that someone will only ever get it IF, like the lottery, an entry number actually matches and often doesn't happen.

Might have the benefit of being a free entry, but the extra steps to do so on top of waiting weeks for their drawing to even happen... meh. At least the lottery drawings are frequent, you can try again the same week or the following, and the scratch offs are as many as you'd like to blow your cash on.
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Old 05-23-2024, 03:15 PM   #8
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Here in Illinois, we have a scratch game that costs $50 per ticket and the top prize is $5,000,000. That's too much to pay for a ticket when your odds are highly against you. When I play regular Lotto, I usually put in $15 if the top prize goes above $6M, which I feel is a better choice than spending 4 times as much for a prize that is less than a drawing game.

After all the taxes are taken out, it should still be enough money for me and my best friend to get a nice house where we can load it up with arcades, pinball games, tabletop games, vending machines (snack and soda), a beer bar, signs and neon lights. And if there's enough space and money left, a bowling lane in the basement, which Fusion Bowl charges like $100K for a single lane.

Oh, boy it would be nice to win the kind of prize that pays every day or week for the rest of your life; you would never go broke.
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Old 05-23-2024, 03:27 PM   #9
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I just checked PCH and according to the website, to win the top prize right now ($2.5M up front, plus $2,500 a week for life) the odds of winning are 1/7.2Billion. Those are awful odds, when the lottery pays much better and the odds are far less.
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Old 05-23-2024, 03:57 PM   #10
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I'm gonna have to go with Barkworm on this one, 100%
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Old 05-23-2024, 04:14 PM   #11
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Greed, the more money I get the more I want (though this 4K addiction is making it a bit hard, I'm greedy with wanting more 4K's too ).
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Old 05-23-2024, 07:18 PM   #12
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Lust. Easily the most fun. Gluttony gives me indigestion.
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Old 05-23-2024, 09:57 PM   #13
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Lust. Easily the most fun. Gluttony gives me indigestion.
It's like - anyone who has ever been to the strip club and found the one truly hot stripper knows immediately that greed has nothing on lust, man.
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Old 05-23-2024, 10:33 PM   #14
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It's like - anyone who has ever been to the strip club and found the one truly hot stripper knows immediately that greed has nothing on lust, man.
Funny story on that. When I was 19, I went to the strip club here and actually genuinely hit it off with a stripper there that was my age. Looked like Aaliyah's twin. I set up a date and all and on her next night off she came to hang out at my apartment which I shared with two friends (well, one friend, and one of his friends who I did NOT get along with but is now my best buddy many years later). Turns out one of the two friends knew her from high school and had some kind of old beef with her. Everything got ugly, I saw which way the wind was blowing and tried to warn her, then I took off and the friend called his sister, who showed up and broke a stereo over her head (at his request, I guess) then stole her car.

This was super upsetting on many levels. Number one, how often does this possibly happen, you meet your dream girl at a strip club and she actually comes home with you? It happened to me and then all THAT happened. Obviously she never spoke to me again after that and only in recent years did I somewhat forgive my friend for it.
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