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This thread contains some difficult but essential truths, not just about dead people but about Nigel and the potential side-effects of Nigel.

And it can be worse than being dead, you know. At least the dead know the score.

I've drank with Nigel on several occasions and lived to tell the tale, and here I am now, just waiting my WHOLE ENTIRE REST OF MY LIFE for the other shoe to drop.

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I don't know why, but this piece made me remember that there is a terrible Facebook group called "Dead Memories Portland", in which, as far as I can tell, dead people fawn over their recollections of the way things were when they were alive. They speak with cloying adoration about The Good Old Days, back when Portland Was Great.

Those days never happened. With the exception of 2006-2006, Portland has never been as good as it is now; it's never had more housing, more jobs, less violence, better food, less pollution, or more fun things to do and see. You can even swim in the river now, and most of the Superfund sites are at least appropriately fenced off with barbed wire. Yet they describe with aching longing the absolute shitholes they remember from wayback when they could still taste, places that were never good and would be shut down by the health department if  they were open now, like Poor Richards (2 godawful greasy sandwiches for the price of 1) and Quality Pie (the name is a lie. A dirty, dirty lie). They reminisce about the rat-infested drug fronts and the porn theaters, god what a terrible shame that earthquake hazard was torn down, remember getting molested out back of the gas station across the street one or two or six times, back in the Seventies? Back in the Good Old Days.

I like how you slipped that in there all casual-like, but goddamn that's a dirty trick to play on people. :lulz:

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Or that little strip down by the river where the addresses start with 0.

Good luck getting your GPS to recognize THAT as a legitimate address.

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Or Kill Me / Re: Get Out the Violins or A Call For Immediate Violence
« on: December 16, 2014, 09:39:36 pm »
Umm, actually no.  Because someone smoking a joint in their bedroom doesn't harm an innocent 16 year old girl.

Well. That's goddamn gold right there. :lulz:

Bump in case it got lost at the bottom of the last page.

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Or Kill Me / Re: Get Out the Violins or A Call For Immediate Violence
« on: December 16, 2014, 05:36:18 pm »
You gave ECH's dick a concience.

Let's not get TOO carried away. It's really just a shift in aesthetic preferences. If you look like I'm going to have to show you how to do this correctly I'm just not interested.

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Alot of the navigational fuckery in Portland can be easily explained by the fact that Portland has 5 cardinal directions rather than 4.

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The Richard Nixon school of ballet and the arts / Re: Spagbook
« on: December 15, 2014, 06:53:06 pm »
As magical as I am, I still am not magical enough to have been the person who took a picture of myself. :lol:

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The Richard Nixon school of ballet and the arts / Re: WHERE THE FUCK IS ECH
« on: December 15, 2014, 06:51:28 pm »
I'd light a hobo on fire to be able to move back to PDX, but it probably won't happen until they decide to have jobs there. Gonna try to make a trip down sometime soon on my "weekend" though, probably after New Years.

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Techmology and Scientism / Re: So M$ finally forced the 8.1 update...
« on: December 15, 2014, 06:48:50 pm »
Incidentally, in the market for a decent new laptop and couple of desktops (standard office gear) if anyone feels like throwing some advice around.

Get a mac.

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Principia Discussion / Re: What degree are you?
« on: December 15, 2014, 11:21:06 am »
48'07 N x 122'12 W

roughly.

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Techmology and Scientism / Re: So M$ finally forced the 8.1 update...
« on: December 15, 2014, 11:01:10 am »
I was thinking more like "things that I have to pay twice as much for in return for having the privilege of not being able to fix/tweak/customize them to conform with my needs and wants are annoying and wrong", but whatever's clever.

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Coyote as the cover of "Killers" just made my top 5 all-time WOMPs :lulz:

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The Richard Nixon school of ballet and the arts / Re: WHERE THE FUCK IS ECH
« on: December 15, 2014, 10:01:20 am »
But now I'm broke as fuck, angrier than a black man in Missouri, and the weather is shit until April so you'll probably get to be PRETTY FUCKING SICK of me again just by default.

Seriously though, I can't even describe the white-hot rage I burn with these days. It's reminiscent of the righteous anger I felt in my youth when I thought I knew things, only now I know I'm dumb as shit and that (along with the realization that I don't have anything to lose because I don't have ANYTHING) has filled me with a very dangerous sort of confidence. Y'know, the kind that makes you go out and DO stuff instead of sitting around LIKING stuff. It's good to remember what that's like. I hope I can hold onto it for awhile because the fucking stiff I was turning into had just about bored me to my own goddamn death.

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The Richard Nixon school of ballet and the arts / Re: WHERE THE FUCK IS ECH
« on: December 15, 2014, 09:50:11 am »
ECH got eaten by Facebook.  :(

Nah, I just got stuck in my own head for a bit.

Not sure I'm over it, but I am sure that I'm over being a fucking recluse.

Sorry guys. It wasn't you, it was me. Plus the whole "quitting my job and moving across the country for the 2nd time in 6 months and oh, it's only because I had the WORST IDEA EVER and then proceeded to UTTERLY FUCKING FAIL at it anyway" thing took a fair amount of my time and attention.

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The Richard Nixon school of ballet and the arts / Re: For Doktor Howl
« on: December 15, 2014, 09:46:14 am »
I was always partial to the completely uncontrolled 4-way intersections. Mostly because I drove a '94 Explorer with an already-bent bumper and a paint job I clearly didn't care about.

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