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Re: Why Do You Think They Call It "Programming"? (Part 1)
« Reply #30 on: January 24, 2011, 08:13:18 pm »
yeah, mittens! a bunch of angry people in a bagel store agree 169%

Did they grab pitchforks and man the barricades?

no, but many of us continued to be angry for the remainder of the day.  :lol:

You would have liked it - the discussion started off with my roommate talking about how much he hated hipsters, how they were even less effective than hippies, and he hates hippies

my roommate gets really emotional when he talks about things he doesn't like. by the end of the rant, everybody in the joint was listening to him gnash.

and this guy in his 50s jumped in. He said that he was one of the guys protesting the war in Vietnam, and don't confuse the ACTUAL political activists with the fucking hippie burnouts. he hated them back then too.


And we got to talking about how we wished there WAS an effective counterculture, we wish there WAS a channel to protest how things are. Today's form of counterculture is what - veganism & hipsters? those spags aren't even going to move the needle - if anything they help keep the needle exactly where it is now by being a totally ineffective challenge to mainstream culture. They make it seem like the only choice is hedonistic consumerism and self-absorbed wankery.

Older Gentleman said "We made a mistake though. The vietnam war ended and we all bought into the system. We raced as quick as we could to get kids and a house and get as numb as possible. We were very naive." He is channeling Hunter S Thompson right there. He concluded with, "Your generation may not give a shit, but at least you're not buying in."

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Re: Why Do You Think They Call It "Programming"? (Part 1)
« Reply #31 on: January 24, 2011, 08:14:43 pm »
The Teabaggers tried, but wussed out when they were told they couldn't throw their tea bags on the ground.  So they dipped them in water to "make a statement".

What that statement SAID, of course, was "I want to be on TV as a daring radical, but I don't want to go to jail."

That's when I started hating them.  Until then, I was pulling for them in the same way I'd pull for a Down's Syndrome victim trying to solve Fermat's Last Theorem.

That was a pathetic act, wasn't it?

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Re: Why Do You Think They Call It "Programming"? (Part 1)
« Reply #32 on: January 24, 2011, 08:15:13 pm »
That's...  I clearly need to spend more time in bagel shops.

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Re: Why Do You Think They Call It "Programming"? (Part 1)
« Reply #33 on: January 24, 2011, 08:16:59 pm »
yeah, mittens! a bunch of angry people in a bagel store agree 169%

Did they grab pitchforks and man the barricades?

no, but many of us continued to be angry for the remainder of the day.  :lol:

You would have liked it - the discussion started off with my roommate talking about how much he hated hipsters, how they were even less effective than hippies, and he hates hippies

my roommate gets really emotional when he talks about things he doesn't like. by the end of the rant, everybody in the joint was listening to him gnash.

and this guy in his 50s jumped in. He said that he was one of the guys protesting the war in Vietnam, and don't confuse the ACTUAL political activists with the fucking hippie burnouts. he hated them back then too.


And we got to talking about how we wished there WAS an effective counterculture, we wish there WAS a channel to protest how things are. Today's form of counterculture is what - veganism & hipsters? those spags aren't even going to move the needle - if anything they help keep the needle exactly where it is now by being a totally ineffective challenge to mainstream culture. They make it seem like the only choice is hedonistic consumerism and self-absorbed wankery.

Older Gentleman said "We made a mistake though. The vietnam war ended and we all bought into the system. We raced as quick as we could to get kids and a house and get as numb as possible. We were very naive." He is channeling Hunter S Thompson right there. He concluded with, "Your generation may not give a shit, but at least you're not buying in."

I was one of the people sitting around the wall outside the White House. We were all stoned out of our minds and many didn't even know why we were there.

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Re: Why Do You Think They Call It "Programming"? (Part 1)
« Reply #34 on: January 24, 2011, 08:18:00 pm »
Older Gentleman said "We made a mistake though. The vietnam war ended and we all bought into the system. We raced as quick as we could to get kids and a house and get as numb as possible. We were very naive." He is channeling Hunter S Thompson right there. He concluded with, "Your generation may not give a shit, but at least you're not buying in."

Yep.  Jerry Ruben became an insurance salesman, and Abbie Hoffman became a sad joke.
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Re: Why Do You Think They Call It "Programming"? (Part 1)
« Reply #35 on: January 24, 2011, 08:18:07 pm »
yeah, mittens! a bunch of angry people in a bagel store agree 169%

Did they grab pitchforks and man the barricades?

no, but many of us continued to be angry for the remainder of the day.  :lol:

You would have liked it - the discussion started off with my roommate talking about how much he hated hipsters, how they were even less effective than hippies, and he hates hippies

my roommate gets really emotional when he talks about things he doesn't like. by the end of the rant, everybody in the joint was listening to him gnash.

and this guy in his 50s jumped in. He said that he was one of the guys protesting the war in Vietnam, and don't confuse the ACTUAL political activists with the fucking hippie burnouts. he hated them back then too.


And we got to talking about how we wished there WAS an effective counterculture, we wish there WAS a channel to protest how things are. Today's form of counterculture is what - veganism & hipsters? those spags aren't even going to move the needle - if anything they help keep the needle exactly where it is now by being a totally ineffective challenge to mainstream culture. They make it seem like the only choice is hedonistic consumerism and self-absorbed wankery.

Older Gentleman said "We made a mistake though. The vietnam war ended and we all bought into the system. We raced as quick as we could to get kids and a house and get as numb as possible. We were very naive." He is channeling Hunter S Thompson right there. He concluded with, "Your generation may not give a shit, but at least you're not buying in."

I was one of the people sitting around the wall outside the White House. We were all stoned out of our minds and many didn't even know why we were there.

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Re: Why Do You Think They Call It "Programming"? (Part 1)
« Reply #36 on: January 24, 2011, 08:25:13 pm »
Written many years ago:

_________________________________________________ _________________________



The revolution will probably be televised.



The revolution will be born in some stoner's basement.  The revolution will be an ongoing prank in History class.  The revolution will not be defined.  The revolution will be acknowledged with a quiet nod.  The revolution will gain momentum.

The revolution will be identified by recent college grads with Graphic Design and Marketing degrees burning holes in their pockets.  The revolution will be pitched to CEOs of multinational corporations.  The revolution will be analyzed, autopsied, sliced, diced, and stuck to corkboards with pushpins.  The revolution will be cleaned up, polished, waxed, packaged, and tied in a nice bow.

The revolution will be leaked to the media.  The revolution will show up on the catwalks of Paris, Italy, and Japan.  The revolution will have its own burger.  The revolution will have its theme song in heavy rotation on MTV.  The revolution will be on Leno, Letterman, Conan, and The Daily Show.  The revolution will turn down an appearance on Carson Daly.

The revolution will be sold at Hot Topic.

The revolution will be identified as a "trend" by CNN.  The revolution will be reported on by self-proclaimed Experts In The Field.  The revolution will be blamed for teen pregnancy.  The revolution will be synonymous with the "Twinkie defense" in courts of law.

The revolution will host a concert series to help the homeless.  The revolution will be managed by financial advisors, lawyers, ad agencies, and media planners.  The revolution will be publicly traded in the stock market.  The revolution will be remixed by P. Diddy and released exclusively on iTunes.

The revolution will have sub-genres.  The revolution will suffer an anti-revolution backlash.  The revolution will appear on an episode of Walker, Texas Ranger.  The revolution will generate buzzwords that will be used by your parents trying to sound hip.  The revolution will be in a Cadillac commercial.  The revolution will be adopted by pre-pubescent girls trying to act "grown up".

The revolution will be derided by Bill Mahr, Rush Limbaugh, & Al Franken.  The revolution will be mocked by Jon Stewart, Steve Colbert, and Tina Fey.  The revolution will appear on Best Week Ever.  The revolution will become an automatic punchline.  The revolution will be relegated to a question in the next edition of Trivial Pursuit.

The revolution will be televised.  After all, there's market share to consider.
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Re: Why Do You Think They Call It "Programming"? (Part 1)
« Reply #37 on: January 24, 2011, 08:26:06 pm »
Mind if I clean up all the board-board translation fuckups in that?
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Re: Why Do You Think They Call It "Programming"? (Part 1)
« Reply #38 on: January 24, 2011, 08:27:06 pm »
The what now?


Oh.  


Nah, I can do it.


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Re: Why Do You Think They Call It "Programming"? (Part 1)
« Reply #39 on: January 24, 2011, 08:35:04 pm »
Sweet.  I might do something with this, and I'd like to throw yours in, as well...With attribution.  If you agree, just let me know how you want to be credited.
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Re: Why Do You Think They Call It "Programming"? (Part 1)
« Reply #40 on: January 24, 2011, 08:37:59 pm »
Written many years ago:

_________________________________________________ _________________________



The revolution will probably be televised.



The revolution will be born in some stoner's basement.  The revolution will be an ongoing prank in History class.  The revolution will not be defined.  The revolution will be acknowledged with a quiet nod.  The revolution will gain momentum.

The revolution will be identified by recent college grads with Graphic Design and Marketing degrees burning holes in their pockets.  The revolution will be pitched to CEOs of multinational corporations.  The revolution will be analyzed, autopsied, sliced, diced, and stuck to corkboards with pushpins.  The revolution will be cleaned up, polished, waxed, packaged, and tied in a nice bow.

The revolution will be leaked to the media.  The revolution will show up on the catwalks of Paris, Italy, and Japan.  The revolution will have its own burger.  The revolution will have its theme song in heavy rotation on MTV.  The revolution will be on Leno, Letterman, Conan, and The Daily Show.  The revolution will turn down an appearance on Carson Daly.

The revolution will be sold at Hot Topic.

The revolution will be identified as a "trend" by CNN.  The revolution will be reported on by self-proclaimed Experts In The Field.  The revolution will be blamed for teen pregnancy.  The revolution will be synonymous with the "Twinkie defense" in courts of law.

The revolution will host a concert series to help the homeless.  The revolution will be managed by financial advisors, lawyers, ad agencies, and media planners.  The revolution will be publicly traded in the stock market.  The revolution will be remixed by P. Diddy and released exclusively on iTunes.

The revolution will have sub-genres.  The revolution will suffer an anti-revolution backlash.  The revolution will appear on an episode of Walker, Texas Ranger.  The revolution will generate buzzwords that will be used by your parents trying to sound hip.  The revolution will be in a Cadillac commercial.  The revolution will be adopted by pre-pubescent girls trying to act "grown up".

The revolution will be derided by Bill Mahr, Rush Limbaugh, & Al Franken.  The revolution will be mocked by Jon Stewart, Steve Colbert, and Tina Fey.  The revolution will appear on Best Week Ever.  The revolution will become an automatic punchline.  The revolution will be relegated to a question in the next edition of Trivial Pursuit.

The revolution will be televised.  After all, there's market share to consider.


Jesus Christ.  D we have an emote to combine :x and :mittens: ?

Also, Roger, how the heck do I get *other* people to turn the TV off?  The damn thing never stops when anybody else is in the house.
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Re: Why Do You Think They Call It "Programming"? (Part 1)
« Reply #41 on: January 24, 2011, 08:39:07 pm »
Requia, use a .357 magnum. It's like a remote.

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« Reply #42 on: January 24, 2011, 08:40:54 pm »
That is incredibly tempting, but my exercise equipment (gamercise stuff) plugs into my TV, and if I shot their TV they'd just start using mine instead.
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« Reply #43 on: January 24, 2011, 08:47:21 pm »
Jesus Christ.  D we have an emote to combine :x and :mittens: ?

Also, Roger, how the heck do I get *other* people to turn the TV off?  The damn thing never stops when anybody else is in the house.

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Re: Why Do You Think They Call It "Programming"? (Part 1)
« Reply #44 on: January 24, 2011, 08:50:49 pm »
Sweet.  I might do something with this, and I'd like to throw yours in, as well...With attribution.  If you agree, just let me know how you want to be credited.

PM me with details.
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