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I'm not sure where the name comes from.

Indeed. Why doves? If I had to choose an organism, intestinal flora would be more apt. Absolutely disgusting, yet their absence will cause problems.

Also, suspect this is the first article in question:

Plenty of financial and real estate players got carried away in the go-go 1980s. But Trump was in a class by himself.

He ended up presiding over six — count ’em, six — bankruptcies because he kept making business decisions with his gut rather than with his brain.

Edit to add:
“The Apprentice” was a pivotal event for Trump. It made him into a truly national figure, and he says the show paid him more than $200 million during its run.

Even in the strange world of TV payments and salaries, this seems like an extraordinary sum. The most likely explanations here are either lying, mentally ill or he's actually been paid this amount. With his past, I'm leaning to two of the three.

That's about $140k per episode, or $14m/year for the 14 years it ran.

It seriously ran 14 years!?

Literate Chaotic / Re: ITT: Original Story Ideas
« on: July 25, 2016, 09:04:48 am »
Story with setting that appears similar to the Matrix trilogy (with regard to general premise re. simulated reality and rouge ai, but not in regard to characters, character roles, character goals, or locations), but with additional levels of intrigue, to wit:
1.) the so-called "real" world is also false. Part of the same simulation
2.) There are no Machines, not as a real faction at any rate; The war against the machines is another false distraction. The simulation was created by living beings.
3.) The real kicker: There are no humans. The protagonists' bodies in the real real world are utterly alien. The film ends with the protagonist being "killed" and waking up in a lovecraftian landscape and an equally lovecraftian body that they don't know how to use. They panic for a short time before being summarily executed by one of their keepers.

High Weirdness / Re: THC In The Water Supply?
« on: July 24, 2016, 08:04:35 pm »
THC isn't water soluble.
Plus even if it was wouldn't they need a hell of a lot of it for it to not get diluted to the point of having no effect?

Literate Chaotic / Re: ITT: Original Story Ideas
« on: July 24, 2016, 07:21:44 pm »
All the business leaders and captains of industry go on strike like at the end of Atlas Shrugged but economic collapse is averted by the discovery of a cache of "Magic 8-Ball"s, which are installed in place of the business leaders and improve the efficiency of the economy by 10%. The business leaders try to come back but nobody wants them.

Another idea:
While trying to come up with more mocking Atlas Shrugged parodies I hit on a great concept for a character: a combination of Tony Stark and Howard Hughes

I want you all to know that if you never hear from me again I've had a hate aneurysm after listening to Trump's speech before bed. Every single republican who cheered for "protecting the lives of LGBT Americans" while enthusiastically supporting bathroom bills that put the lives of trans people in immediate danger can choke to death on every toy bad dragon produces. I hate them all.

To be fair, it's not like they're trying to legalize assaulting these people. I mean, some of them might also want to do that but that's a seperate matter clearly beyond the scope of the bill. The bathroom bill strikes me as clearly coming more from a place of contempt rather than of hate. Your argument that it endangers trans people does more to show the need for a crackdown on hate crimes than to showcase any inherent failing of the bills.

That said I do oppose the bathroom compliance bills as I consider them to be much ado about nothing and if enacted their sole effect would be to waste government resources to no valid end. Bathroom compliance os irrelevant, regardless of gender and/or sex.

Literate Chaotic / Re: Five word horror
« on: July 24, 2016, 01:24:08 am »
Who is like The Donald?
Who can war against it?
(Book of Revelation 13:4)

Literate Chaotic / Re: ITT: Original Story Ideas
« on: July 24, 2016, 01:21:58 am »
*Santa Claus teams up wih a small child whose christmas wish was to be a superhero and they fight crime as atomic powered heroes named Fat Man and Little Boy.

*A (different) robot themed porno entitled "Hard AI"

*End-of-the-world film positing Donald Trump as the biblical Antichrist. His baldness is the wound in the head the healing of which (his toupee) causes the people to marvel (Rev. 13:3)

Literate Chaotic / Re: Five word horror
« on: July 23, 2016, 02:01:44 am »
Trump will build a wall

Literate Chaotic / Re: ITT: Original Story Ideas
« on: July 23, 2016, 01:22:31 am »
A zombie apocalypse film/story, but with stores instead of people, and about gentrification. Basically there's a seashore resort town and due to a spreading supernatural infection all of the fun quirky stores in this seashore town start turning into realtors and all of the cozy houses start turning into McMansions. Except for the "supernatural infection" part it's based on true events that I've witnessed.

High Weirdness / Re: DEA Issues Stoned Rabbit Warning
« on: July 22, 2016, 02:29:08 pm »
I'm in favor of stoned rabbits. I think that would be adorable.

Literate Chaotic / Re: ITT: Original Story Ideas
« on: July 21, 2016, 09:28:42 pm »
*Christian-Lovecraftian funny animal cartoon where Christ as the seven-eyed lamb of Revelation lives next door to Shub-Niggurath the Black Goat of the Woods With a Thousand Young

Another idea
*Modern fantasy/fable/just-so story based on the premise that he reason people get old is because working a job (and sometimes also child rearing) literally sucks the life-force out of their body

*Russian Mad-Max

*A pseudo-christian gameshow with an obstacle course based on the stations of the cross. Contestents are also "washed in the blood of the lamb" (Rev. 7:14) which in this case is Nickelodeon slime dyed red.

Weird of me to say this, but I'm really glad Trump is the nominee.

Cruz' speech last night showed that he'd have been a real threat, rhetorically, against Clinton.  Scariest thing I heard all night.

I read an article about his speech. Didn't he accuse the Democrats of doing all the horrible things the Republicans have been doing (telling you who to marry, telling you what to believe, etc.)

Literate Chaotic / Re: ITT: Original Story Ideas
« on: July 19, 2016, 07:31:31 pm »
Post-modern satire of old minstrel shows. The blackface characters are played by actors that are actually black irl anyway.

Another idea:
Porno about a sexy robot that needs to collect human DNA for some reason. Perhaps it can transform into different humanoid shapes and this will allow it to take on more or something

Literate Chaotic / Re: ITT: Original Story Ideas
« on: July 17, 2016, 07:41:32 pm »
A couple of interrealted ideas (whose theme I think I've touched on before):

*An exploration of the idea that humanity may have already formed a collective consciousness (or consciousnesses) but that is as inaccessable to humans as the contents of the human mind are to an individual neuron

*Nations imagined as collective consciousnesses, isolated from their parts as above, sort of like a postmedern Polandball

*Workers in a kafkaesque bureaucracy are revealed in the end to be the neurons of a brain. They have no conception of the larger organism of which they are a part.

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