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Horror Time in Fat City, part I
« on: March 24, 2016, 03:51:17 pm »
So, you've been denying reality for a while now.  Sometimes it works (at least for a while), most often it doesn't.  For example, if you deny that your late car payments aren't a problem, sooner of later a representative of the bank is going to adjust your world view.  Or perhaps you feel that if the proper candidate is elected, the rapidly heating planet will cool back down.  The world, in this case, will be along shortly to explain to you that it hasn't actually taken your opinion into account, any more than it has that of the climate change deniers.

And much like the Big Blue crane accident, every day that goes by without disaster reinforces the wrong beliefs of those who think that a late snow in New York is evidence that HE is right and thousands of climatalogists are wrong.  "The North pole melted," he'll say, ignoring that the North pole's ice wasn't on land.  "The South pole has more sea ice around it than ever", ignoring that ice calved off the mainland, and now the sea levels ARE rising.  Mauritius is being flooded, as is the Bikini Atoll.  Ted Cruz, the presidential candidate AND chairman of the Senate Commerce Subcommittee on Space, Science and Competitiveness, has decided that the proper response to this looming crisis is to not look, and has actively tried to shut down both the NASA geo-satellites AND the National Weather Service.

Because, you know, if you don't look, it can't hurt you.

Just like it can't hurt you to use internal combustion engines.  Just like if you spend all your time hollering about your tiny butthurts on the internet, you can safely ignore that you have helped create a system in which you cannot go a single day without benefiting from outright, no-bullshit slavery.  Just like you can pretend that Trump is silly, instead of an indicator that what happened to Eric Garner and Matthew Shepherd is the new normal.  Just like you can pretend the banking system is fixed.

You can pretend all you like.  You can look away from all of this, and most folks will look past all of these, while screaming about their pet cause of the day.  The universe doesn't care, because it isn't alive and thus cannot listen to your elegant reasoning.

It cannot listen and there will come a time when it is impossible to pretend that all of these things are happening.  And when that day comes, praying will not help us either because, let's face it, we deserve these things.  We caused them, we pretended that nothing was wrong, and we pissed away every chance to change things the moment those chances gave a hint of materializing.

Everybody dies, but it's not often that most people all die at the same time.  And, looking at the ocean and the satellite imagery, I gotta tell you, most of us are not going to die of old age.

Or Kill Me.

   



« Last Edit: March 24, 2016, 04:31:32 pm by The Good Reverend Roger »
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Re: Horror Time in Fat City, part I
« Reply #1 on: March 24, 2016, 04:05:57 pm »
This was great.
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Re: Horror Time in Fat City, part I
« Reply #2 on: March 24, 2016, 04:26:46 pm »
Just like it can't hurt you to use internal combustion engines.  Just like if you spend all your time hollering about your tiny butthurts on the internet, you can safely ignore that you have helped create a system in which you cannot go a single day without benefiting from outright, no-bullshit slavery.  Just like you can pretend that Trump is silly, instead of an indicator that what happened to Eric Garner and Matthew Shepherd isn't the new normal anymore.  Just like you can pretend the banking system is fixed.
   

I'm struggling with this a little bit and I'm not sure if it's negative confusion or poor reading comprehension on my part.
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Re: Horror Time in Fat City, part I
« Reply #3 on: March 24, 2016, 04:30:47 pm »
Just like it can't hurt you to use internal combustion engines.  Just like if you spend all your time hollering about your tiny butthurts on the internet, you can safely ignore that you have helped create a system in which you cannot go a single day without benefiting from outright, no-bullshit slavery.  Just like you can pretend that Trump is silly, instead of an indicator that what happened to Eric Garner and Matthew Shepherd isn't the new normal anymore.  Just like you can pretend the banking system is fixed.
   

I'm struggling with this a little bit and I'm not sure if it's negative confusion or poor reading comprehension on my part.

Whoops.  The first one is fucked, the second one is correct.  Off to repair.  Thanks!
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Re: Horror Time in Fat City, part I
« Reply #4 on: March 24, 2016, 04:34:04 pm »
Helping!
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Re: Horror Time in Fat City, part I
« Reply #5 on: March 24, 2016, 05:08:56 pm »
You always give me a brief moral panic every time you remind us that the extreme majority of modern consumer electronics is made from child labor.





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Re: Horror Time in Fat City, part I
« Reply #6 on: March 24, 2016, 05:53:03 pm »
You always give me a brief moral panic every time you remind us that the extreme majority of modern consumer electronics is made from child labor.





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So is - most likely - every stitch of clothing you are wearing.  And there's no way out of it unless you're so rich that you are a primary cause of the problem.  You're welcome.
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- TGRR, shaming himself forever, 7/8/2017

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Re: Horror Time in Fat City, part I
« Reply #7 on: September 18, 2017, 10:40:22 pm »
So, you've been denying reality for a while now.  Sometimes it works (at least for a while), most often it doesn't.  For example, if you deny that your late car payments aren't a problem, sooner of later a representative of the bank is going to adjust your world view.  Or perhaps you feel that if the proper candidate is elected, the rapidly heating planet will cool back down.  The world, in this case, will be along shortly to explain to you that it hasn't actually taken your opinion into account, any more than it has that of the climate change deniers.

And much like the Big Blue crane accident, every day that goes by without disaster reinforces the wrong beliefs of those who think that a late snow in New York is evidence that HE is right and thousands of climatalogists are wrong.  "The North pole melted," he'll say, ignoring that the North pole's ice wasn't on land.  "The South pole has more sea ice around it than ever", ignoring that ice calved off the mainland, and now the sea levels ARE rising.  Mauritius is being flooded, as is the Bikini Atoll.  Ted Cruz, the presidential candidate AND chairman of the Senate Commerce Subcommittee on Space, Science and Competitiveness, has decided that the proper response to this looming crisis is to not look, and has actively tried to shut down both the NASA geo-satellites AND the National Weather Service.

Because, you know, if you don't look, it can't hurt you.

Just like it can't hurt you to use internal combustion engines.  Just like if you spend all your time hollering about your tiny butthurts on the internet, you can safely ignore that you have helped create a system in which you cannot go a single day without benefiting from outright, no-bullshit slavery.  Just like you can pretend that Trump is silly, instead of an indicator that what happened to Eric Garner and Matthew Shepherd is the new normal.  Just like you can pretend the banking system is fixed.

You can pretend all you like.  You can look away from all of this, and most folks will look past all of these, while screaming about their pet cause of the day.  The universe doesn't care, because it isn't alive and thus cannot listen to your elegant reasoning.

It cannot listen and there will come a time when it is impossible to pretend that all of these things are happening.  And when that day comes, praying will not help us either because, let's face it, we deserve these things.  We caused them, we pretended that nothing was wrong, and we pissed away every chance to change things the moment those chances gave a hint of materializing.

Everybody dies, but it's not often that most people all die at the same time.  And, looking at the ocean and the satellite imagery, I gotta tell you, most of us are not going to die of old age.

Or Kill Me.

   

too much fear over something that even if it is real we can't possible know it. Nor would there be much reason to fear it.

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Re: Horror Time in Fat City, part I
« Reply #8 on: September 19, 2017, 01:28:44 am »

too much fear over something that even if it is real we can't possible know it. Nor would there be much reason to fear it.

Oh dear.   :lulz:
" It's just that Depeche Mode were a bunch of optimistic loveburgers."
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Re: Horror Time in Fat City, part I
« Reply #9 on: September 19, 2017, 01:49:31 am »

too much fear over something that even if it is real we can't possible know it. Nor would there be much reason to fear it.

Oh dear.   :lulz:

This one's extra special :lulz:

BTW great rant! Think I missed it the first time around.
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Re: Horror Time in Fat City, part I
« Reply #10 on: September 19, 2017, 05:48:40 am »

too much fear over something that even if it is real we can't possible know it. Nor would there be much reason to fear it.

Oh dear.   :lulz:

This one's extra special :lulz:

BTW great rant! Think I missed it the first time around.

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- TGRR, shaming himself forever, 7/8/2017

 "Billy, when I say that ethics is our number one priority and safety is also our number one priority, you should take that to mean exactly what I said. Also quality. That's our number one priority as well. Don't look at me that way, you're in the corporate world now and this is how it works."
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Re: Horror Time in Fat City, part I
« Reply #11 on: September 27, 2017, 04:12:30 pm »
I think I missed this one, too! Got some photoshopping to do on another Big Words, but after that I can see about booting up InDesign and taking a crack at this.
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