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Messages - Doktor Howl

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So this happened today:



You are of course going to extract the mickey?

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I suppose that series of statements works if you own a ukulele and a fixed-gear bike.

....and sit around the campfire with a fat cigar with that ukulele  :lulz:

Electric campfire. Gluten free cigars.

Obviously.  We're not barbarians.

You may not be. I, on the other hand.

Yes, you barbaric Norwegians, with your savage free health care and your horrific unlimited free education mayhem.

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Made an appointment to have someone look at my mind. Hopefully, this clears some things up.

I take it you're paying them well.

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Only actually working way to reduce global deathtoll is to die without having kids. So yeah.

Postmodernism never works.

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What pisses me off more than Gunn being fired in particular is the notion that this is the test run for a never-ending campaign of hitjobs like this.
And what pisses me off even more than that is that nobody wants to own up to the fact that this was always a flaw of call-out culture, and that while trying rapists and abusers in the court of public opinion is all well and good for people who otherwise would be untouchable, but can we all agree that shouldn't be the end goal? Like, isn't it time we started, y'know, fixing the legal system so victims can actually get justice? No? Just keep dragging celebrities cuz it makes us feel good? Well alright then.

That's not a flaw of call-out culture, it is the logical end result of call-out culture.  You may remember what went on here a couple of years ago.  That was basically a working model of what happened in the "real" world.  It was never, ever about justice.  It was about who the king-shit caller-outer was.  Who was the most morally pure tumblrista.

It took quite some time for me to stop being bitter about that.

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Techmology and Scientism / Re: Discordian Transhumanism?
« on: August 14, 2018, 05:24:41 am »
I'm down to be a cyborg.

Good luck getting parts.

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Much as we hate to admit it, there has never been a dumb President.

And that is when Twid jinxed us all.

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Aneristic Illusions / Re: General Trump hilarity free-for-all thread
« on: August 14, 2018, 02:42:33 am »
Early-stage senile dementia is as good an explanation as any.

Not unless he's had it since he was 22.

I just surfed youtube a bit, so I could present some evidence that Trump once had something resembling a command of the English language, and that his lack of vocabulary was indicative of recent mental decay.
:eek: :horrormirth:
I stand corrected.  It appears that he always talked like this.

I remember the 80s quite clearly.  He was a shitnozzle then, he's a shitnozzle now.

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Apple Talk / Re: The Compleat Billy Chronicles (thanks to Zenpatista)
« on: August 14, 2018, 01:17:51 am »
At work today, giving a talk to the (lol) "energy task force" about the utility bills.  It is worth mentioning that Ron the Dumbass has never dealt with commercial or industrial utilities.

Me:  "So demand is the highest use of power in any 15 minute period, and on-peak charges are based on the highest momentary use of power during peak hours."

Ron the Dumbass:  "No, that's wrong.  There's no momentary charge."

Me:  "But there is.  I have been doing this for many years and the charge is in fact momentary."

Ron:  "You don't know what you're talking about."

Me:  "Okay"  *sits down*

Boss:  "Ron, shut up.  Roger, continue."

Me:  "I was actually done anyway."

State representative via skype:  "So, how come this one peak charge is higher than the daily demand?"

Me:  "Well, I'd say because you only need a half second to establish a peak, but you need 15 minutes to establish a demand, but Ron informs me that this is incorrect, so I'm going to say that the specially-trained monkeys that enter the data at the electric company are all messed up on crack and entering gibberish."

Boss:  "You don't have to be a smartass."

Me:  "Apparently I do."

Ron:  "What's wrong with you?"

Me:  "You are, Ron.  You make me hate data analysis, which is the only thing in the world that I love that loves me back."

State representative:  "Someone shut Ron up while there's still a task force."

And that is how you handle Dunning Krueger in an engineer.  You feed them to state level politicians.




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Superhero films are puerile derivative trash,

Also, this should be engraved in Christopher Nolan's forehead.

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Al Franken, to be precise.  It was a vortex of failure and shame for everyone involved.

Mostly on account of how the Nazis know how to make us devour our own.

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Apple Talk / Re: Open Bar: Free Russian Orphans with Every Purchase
« on: August 13, 2018, 10:47:11 pm »
The on-hold music I am listening to right now makes me want to wreak havoc on the responsible musicians with a nuclear savagery sufficient to propel their ruined bodies back in time to explode in their mother's wombs.

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And yes, the alt right set him up, and the progressives played their part in the outrage machine and everyone involved is culpable in the most boring tedious antidrama cycle that they have settled into.

This all reminds me of a certain senator.

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