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FWIW when I read that I heard the voice of the TGRR I heard back in the day when I first fell in love with your writing.

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That is the best thing you have ever written (/personal_opinion)

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Cainad complains:

The doc diagnosed typical hyperthyroidism, which explains very clearly why I lost 20 pounds in three months and my resting heart rate was over 100. So for now I'm Grabbin' Pillz.

I'd be lying if I said I wasn't a little pissed. I was in the best physical shape of my life 6 months ago, and now I can barely do a push-up without feeling like I'm dying.

Anyone got advice for getting fat?

Hypothyroidism. Works like a charm!

More seriously, once they get your thyroid levels re-balanced your weight should sort itself out.

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Look, Fem-reptoids have needs too, you judging fucks.


Actually, I'm not certain that these are for a female audience. Could someone send a copy to Roger so we can find out? It's clearly in the interests of science.

Women are non-falsifiable, and therefore science does not apply to them.

Are CramOphelias non-falsifiable though?


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Or Kill Me / Re: There IS a Moon
« on: May 06, 2016, 08:22:47 pm »
Aaaah, I must have missed that. Also didn't I read somewhere that some numpty actually lets Roger get his real hands on real lazors. In which case I don't think that moon sculpture is a joke. Its going to be the next big artistic movement

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Or Kill Me / Re: There IS a Moon
« on: May 06, 2016, 08:13:24 pm »
And it matters that there is A MOON not because I am your oppressor and you are the oppressed, but because WITHOUT A MOON YOU CANNOT AFFECT ANYTHING. The realities in your mind are all well and good and entertaining, but the existence of THINGS means that you have the capability to ACT ON THOSE THINGS. That you can interact with others and leave behind a world subtly changed by your presence. That when your meatsack fails and your consciousness with it, THE STORIES YOU TELL CAN SURVIVE.

You are not pointless, you are not incapable. There is a moon. It is real, and so are you.

You can act on the "realities" in your mind. If you work out a way to work on the moon I'll be very surprised.
Your consciousness is the stories you tell. Some days I think that we are not a sentient species at all, but just a weird accretion of interlocking games of Chinese whispers.

BRB stealing lazors.

 :? that is either very amusing or very incisive, possibly both, maybe neither. Sadly it just shot right over my head. Are you interested in unpacking it or shall I just piss off and leave everyone alone?

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Or Kill Me / Re: There IS a Moon
« on: May 06, 2016, 03:50:48 pm »
And it matters that there is A MOON not because I am your oppressor and you are the oppressed, but because WITHOUT A MOON YOU CANNOT AFFECT ANYTHING. The realities in your mind are all well and good and entertaining, but the existence of THINGS means that you have the capability to ACT ON THOSE THINGS. That you can interact with others and leave behind a world subtly changed by your presence. That when your meatsack fails and your consciousness with it, THE STORIES YOU TELL CAN SURVIVE.

You are not pointless, you are not incapable. There is a moon. It is real, and so are you.

You can act on the "realities" in your mind. If you work out a way to work on the moon I'll be very surprised.
Your consciousness is the stories you tell. Some days I think that we are not a sentient species at all, but just a weird accretion of interlocking games of Chinese whispers.

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Or Kill Me / Re: When Good Gets Too Good
« on: May 06, 2016, 12:34:30 pm »
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I feel what LHX said there, about how maybe feeding children superhero narratives for years and years will lead to adults that never feel they're living up to their potential.

There has never been a time that people felt like they'd lived up to their potential.  In fact, it's only very recently that we felt we HAD potential.

I don't know about the recentness of the common man believing in "potential," at least in children. There's a reason a lot of fairy tales focus on secret princesses or plucky young anonymous lads from the streets. Sure, you're a smelly dirt farmer from a family of impoverished smelly dirt farmers, but maybe you're *really* a princess who had to be hidden from her family because of an evil witch, or maybe you're the boy who will kill giants!

Oh its surely not a recent thing. Try this for size

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Ecclesiastes 1:9New International Version (NIV)

9 What has been will be again,
    what has been done will be done again;
    there is nothing new under the sun.

As witness the cases of
King David, insignificant shepherd boy kills Giant
Moses in the bullrushes - smelly dirt farmer's son becomes Egyptian prince,
or the real biggie Illegitimate son of an elderly carpenter and the young girl he is betrothed to becomes the Son of God.
Yep, ain't nothing new under the sun

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Literate Chaotic / Re: Five word horror
« on: April 11, 2016, 04:00:48 pm »
Its all a grey area

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Propaganda Depository / Re: Half-page images
« on: March 27, 2016, 07:36:09 pm »
That is absolutely gorgeous!

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Aneristic Illusions / Re: OFFICIAL POLITICAL CARTOONS/PIC FREAD.
« on: March 23, 2016, 06:13:10 pm »



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The critical element of mansplaining (the reason the tongue-in-cheek name stuck is because every woman has experienced it and it's so hilariously dead-on, if you've ever been on the receiving end) is the assumption, from out of the blue, that the person being explained to has no pre-existing knowledge of the subject even when it can reasonably be assumed that they know quite a bit; sort of like my friend explaining my cameras to me. MY cameras. Which I own, and use.

My favorite recent example, brought to my attention by the illustrious Alty, was a guy in line to see Deadpool explaining Deadpool's history to Gail Simone as she was also in line to see the movie. Because she is a lady, and this guy assumes that a lady in line to see Deadpool must not know anything about the character because that makes perfect sense. :?

Alty had to explain who Gail Simone was, because I am not a comics person, and then I LOLed and LOLed.

So an important element that I would love to get at is not only where the urge to share your knowledge comes from, but also from whence arises the assumption that the person on the receiving end, usually a woman, has no knowledge themselves.

Oh my god. Deadpool in his current portrayal wouldn't even exist without Gail, before that he had an underlying tone of dark comedy, but she's the one who actually made him funny. What a tool.

Here's a quote from Gail that sheds a bit more light than heat on the subject. She doesn't think the guy is a tool, just an over excited fan who wanted to burble about his hero, who he was waiting to see in a Movie.
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ABOUT THE DEADPOOL THEATER INCIDENT

Okay, Iím re-posting this because itís going to get buried in the actual massive thread of reblogs, which is up to 70k.
Hereís what happened. I mentioned that while I was in line to get tickets and popcorn at my local teeny town theater, the guy next to me started explaining who Deadpool was, because he just assumed I wouldnít know.

 http://archive.is/y7WQU


I must admit I had to look Gail Simone up too. I don't really do comics but my partner insisted that we went to see Deadpool. If someone had buttonholed me then I wouldn't have known a thing, if they'd buttonholed my partner and gushed at her she would just have said "I know" and fan-squeed back at him about the movie. I guess that wasn't really an option open to Gail. I am also not totally convinced by her position, but you know she was actually there and she wrote the original tweet 'cos she thought the gutys behaviour was "cute" so I guess we should accept her opinion on this

I was struck by the sheer volume of hits I got from googling "gail simone & mansplaining" and the fact that they dated back over nearly a decade and since the Deadpool one isn't as clear cut as it originally seemed to be I thought this one was an interesting example:-
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Matt Damon Interrupts Successful Black Woman Filmmaker to Explain Diversity to Her/quote]

And the black filmaker on the receiving end of this?
 "Effie Brown, an experienced Hollywood producer and a black woman. She has produced seventeen feature films, including Dear White People" - you couldn't make it up.

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Aneristic Illusions / Re: EU Referendum 23rd June: In or Out?
« on: March 21, 2016, 11:01:11 am »
Beware the I D S of March
MMIX
disabled, poor

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tells you that it isn't 'boringest' it is 'most boring'














repeatedly

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St Urho, the Patron Saint of the Finnish vineyard workers.

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