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I can conceive of scenarios in which this dude is not wrong. Very rare and very extreme. But it's that extreme part that would make the line "I'm not here to help you cheat on your wife" burn a hole through what would already be a pretty imperiled heart.
This is why I hate bars. I'd rather just hang out and drink in the hotel room or at someone's house. It NEVER FAILS that if you're having FUN in a bar, a silly drunk bastard will attach him/herself to your group and babble gibberish at you for amazing lengths of time.
Damn, Cain made me realize something I had forgotten: I don't believe in progress (most of the time).
Allow me to explain my position:
People are idiots.
Making more idiots is not progress.
Making idiots live longer is not progress.
Giving idiots bigger bombs is not progress.
The only thing that comes close is sending idiots into space, but even then we manage to fuck it up: The international space station? What the fuck is the concept of nationalism doing in space? you drew your lines on the
groundmap so you get to stay on the ground you smarmy little small-minded fucks!
Well, I wouldn't go that far.
I'd just point out, like I did, that some ideas concerning equality and the universality of humanity pre-date the 20th century by quite a bit, and the idea that history = bad and modernity = good is as childlike as the belief that "traditional values" = good and modernity = bad.
Which brings me onto another point. The whole idea of traditional values is laughable. It's either a bastardised, misremembered, idealised and watered down version of percieved 1950s social mores, or "Victorian" values minus all the bits that people don't like talking about (like the very bawdy jokes, the nude photographs, the "penny dreadfuls", rampant drug use etc). It's make believe, a story for children. It's also incredibly ethnocentric, as it ignores the social and scientific progress that occured under Islam or in the Russian republics, to focus on an exclusively Western "rise from barbarity narrative" (which also conveniently sidesteps the Greco-Roman heritage of Western civilization...probably due to all the paganism, buggery, wine and debauchery).
People in the past were just as honourable, depraved, corrupt, loveable and terrible as modern people - because, y'know, there was the common denominator in that they were people.
This is brilliant. People are people, regardless of their era and the culture they find themselves in.
It's incredibly freeing, and incredibly condemning all at the same time.
Everyone gets their monkey on in different ways. On the East coast, they have THE GAY BAR and all the other shit that comes with proper cities. Here in Tucson, we have "driving badly" and "irresponsible firearms use" and various plants that make you think you live in the RIGHT universe for a while. Portland, well, nobody's really sure, but it seems to involve art gallery openings and scooter/hockey stick mayhem of the sort that can only be done right by middle-aged single mothers with teenaged kids driving them batshit.
The point is, if we're gonna have Wrongfun™, we all have to do it our own way, if you know what I mean. And I think you do.
But there are those who feel that "fun" should be regulated and controled, so that only Rightfun™ is obtainable. These are the forces of NO, of STOP, of CALM YOUR TITS. They are the people who feel that prohibition is a great idea. They are the people who post "shock" articles on Facebook and howl weird shit about what should be done to Those People depicted in the articles.
History is full of these assholes, whether they be Stasi or NSA or just the HOA Rules Nazi down the block. They are against unregulated FUN, and for everyone settling down and being Good Americans™.
I am against these people, brothers and sisters, and I hope you are too. I hate them and they hate me and that's how everyone likes it. If they liked me, or even found me amusing from a distance, I would seriously have to reexamine the way I live my life. They walk around all day with their disapproval stamped to their ugly, pinched faces, screaming at anyone who will listen (and most of those who won't) that "IT'S NOT FUNNY" and "THIS ISN'T A SUBJECT FOR HUMOR".
Yes it is. I don't care if they're talking about terrorism, the free market, or whatever social justice zealotry they have shackled themselves with...And don't get me wrong, I'm all about egalitarianism, but I was just informed that "fart rape" is a thing, and it doesn't actually matter if that turned out to be a hoax, because if it IS, it hit too close to the bullseye. No, as the late and unlamented Good Reverend Roger said, "Everything is funny when it happens to someone else...and it's usually still funny when it happens to YOU."
The fact is, you can judge a society on how much it laughs. The Germans laugh all day, and nobody ever laughs in North Korea. You decide. And here in America, 43% of the population is democratic and 43% is republican, leaving only 14% of us laughing. So we'd better LAUGH UNTIL OUR GUTS BLEED, or accept the fact that this nation is 86% North Korean.
What's really odd about that is that I remember a time when at least the democrats were laughing. Not the politicians, of course, but the regular person in the street. But let me ask you: When was the last time you heard Joe or Jane Sixpack laugh? I bet it's been a long time. In fact, I bet they look at you funny when YOU laugh...Like you'd done something inappropriate. And maybe you had, but that doesn't mean a laugh is a sign of bad manners or bad taste.
And why is this? Because our society has lost its nerve. Because our society is BUTTHURT, because being butthurt is both easier and SAFER. Nobody gets black-bagged for NOT having a good time. Nobody arrests people for Angry Townhall Face. Nobody loses their job for sitting utterly rigid in their cube, staring at their monitor...Or joylessly eating their lunch in the breakroom, talking about SAFE subjects like the football game or how well their kids are fitting into the Jello-mould of society.
Is THAT what you want? It isn't what I want. I laughed at The Bomb and I laughed at Al Qaeda and now I laugh at the NSA and the republican senate. And if rumors are true, I'll LAUGH MY ASS OFF when Sarah Palin puts her name on the presidential ballot in 2016. I laugh at preachers doomsaying on account of Gay marriage, and I laugh hysterically while icebergs the size of New Hampshire fall off of Antarctica.
Yes, I laugh at all of these things, all of these things and more. I bray spittle and laughter in the faces of those who disapprove of my laughing at awful shit most people won't even bring up, because THAT'S WHAT A YETI DOES. Leave the glum miseryguts bullshit for the Calvinists. They LIKE that shit. Because they're NUTS.
Okay for now,
Somebody's mad his twitter got hacked.
http://www.zdnet.com/anonymous-seizes-klu-klux-klan-twitter-account-over-ferguson-threats-7000035836/QuoteTwo Twitter accounts belonging to American racial segregation org Ku Klux Klan, @KuKluxKlanUSA and @YourKKKCentral, have been seized by Anonymous as part of the hacker-activist entity's new campaign, #OpKKK.
Wtf anonymous? Remember when they used to do fun things, not this Social justice crap.
Upon further reflection: dandelions are not food.
I made that mistake once, too.
We modern humans have a more refined palate and more discerning stomach than our "that tarantula is easy pickin's" ancestors'.
Speak for yourself, city boy.