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Think for Yourself, Schmuck! / Re: Please, for fuck's sake
« on: December 11, 2008, 06:31:32 pm »
Trying not to mispronounce the big words on the teleprompter is a "Linguistic Doctrine" now???  :eek:

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Think for Yourself, Schmuck! / Re: Please, for fuck's sake
« on: December 11, 2008, 06:07:43 pm »
Hrmmm, a reasonable request.

How about this, I'll start pulling mosbunall and sombunall from my future posts (I may occasionally miss one, but I'll try). That will remain in effect until the next debate where someone decides I'm wrong because "Not all X is Y" after I used the term most. At that point it goes back in.

OK?

 :lulz:

What if instead of putting it back in, you just say "I DIDN'T SAY ALL, DIPSHIT, I SAID MOST, LEARN TO READ!"

Because I think that's fair.

Much more entertaining to read too

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Think for Yourself, Schmuck! / Re: Please, for fuck's sake
« on: December 11, 2008, 05:58:13 pm »
Sombunall of us will use it from now on even though we didn't before just to piss you off.

Sombunall people  :roll:

fixxt for accuratude

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Think for Yourself, Schmuck! / Re: Please, for fuck's sake
« on: December 11, 2008, 05:52:59 pm »
all posts should be in the second person or passive voice and in full formal Scientific english

I hope to god not. Do you know how boring that is to read? Thats what I write like in my papers but its not enjoyable by any means.

it was sarcasm
its because of six years of that shit that i feel the same applies to most any constraint on what people say, self imposed or because of any 'guidelines' on what people say i think its probably the reason i started trolling sites

THIS!


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Think for Yourself, Schmuck! / Re: Foucault and the BIP
« on: December 10, 2008, 01:28:38 pm »
F'kinell this is heavy reading, but rewarding nonetheless. Props to Cain :mittens:

My initial thoughts - "freedom" is not a thing, in and of itself, but rather the antithesis of restriction. It's a degree of lack of things. Therefore any act could be considered more or less free only my measuring the restrictions in place which oppose its completion.

I'm leaning toward thinking that any successful act would, therefore, be an expression of freedom, since an overwhelming set of restrictions would prohibit the act being carried out.

We cannot ask for freedom, only that the restrictions are lifted but you'll never be free to do anything until you've actually done it.


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Or Kill Me / Re: BITCH'S BREW
« on: December 10, 2008, 10:36:29 am »
Porn of the undead is the best movie evar.

EOT

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Or Kill Me / Re: No strings attached freedom
« on: December 10, 2008, 10:24:55 am »
Some scientific type really ought to nail the concept of memetics down soon because it's fast becoming a really wooly terminology and it deserves better.

The way I see it we have a root "I am" which isn't really a meme or a memeplex as much as a seed or hook where the rest attaches or grows from.

The memes themselves I see as functioning like cells in a body. I don't think any of our psychology "software" is composed of anything that could not be described in terms of a meme or memeplex so the whole "is memes all we are?" argument breaks down along the same lines as "is cells all our bodies are?", in that the meta-result of all these little units acting in concert is something much more than the sum of its parts.

The realisation that you, in the "I am" sense are a program, full of buggy, glitchy subroutines and all sorts of malware and spam can be a bit of a shock to the system and certainly fucks with the whole "freedom" thing in a huge way but do not underestimate the power of the "I am" core - pretty much any meme or set of memes can be deleted or modified, by greater or lesser act of will. The key is to take an active role in deciding which parts you want to keep and which parts you want to get rid of.

That's freedom to me. Freedom to, quite literally, make my own mind up. Any other freedom, freedom to act in x or y fashion are all restricted, whether that be by the machinations of other men or the laws of physics. After all society may grant me the freedom to flap my arms but it's a conspiracy of gravity and biology that denys me the freedom to fly.

Free thinking is the only practical freedom that we can possibly aspire to. And, low and behold, it's the one freedom that seems to be the most under siege in this year of our imaginary friend, two thousand and eight.


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Aneristic Illusions / Re: FACT: Somali pirates are kicking ass
« on: November 25, 2008, 09:03:00 am »
but could we consider it a working form of anarchy?



2million barrels of black gold, guarded by around 20, virtually unarmed clerical staff?

I'd call it the sensible approach to blagging :evil:

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Or Kill Me / Re: Be an Enabler - or, The White Lab Coat Approach
« on: November 24, 2008, 04:03:59 pm »
This may well be the best thing I've read on this site since I joined.

I mean, seriously, holy fuck!

:mittens:

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RPG Ghetto / Re: WARNING: D&D 3.5 TALK: Demi-Lich vs Tarrasque
« on: November 19, 2008, 11:32:40 am »
Jack Chick is trolling. I know its obvious, but he's making Satanism sound way better than Christianity right now.

That's a blatant exaggeration. Satanism is, at best, slightly better than Christianity  :lulz:

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But hey, there is a dog what is a man who is the dog.


Sentence failed

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anyone who likes vampires, or hell

Anyone who likes vampires or hell, please say so in this thread so that I can make fun of you for it.

I prefer zombies but I am also partial to a good vampire flick.

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The Richard Nixon school of ballet and the arts / Re: Awful Jokes thread
« on: November 18, 2008, 04:08:36 pm »
tl:dr

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Think for Yourself, Schmuck! / Re: Intermittens, issue 1
« on: November 17, 2008, 09:47:51 pm »
Not a problem - right clicking and downloading it did the trick but I just though I'd mention it in case anyone else was having probs

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Think for Yourself, Schmuck! / Re: Intermittens, issue 1
« on: November 17, 2008, 09:39:21 pm »
Sidenote - anyone else having probs with this issue crashing their browser?

I get down to about page nine then firefox goes splodey  :?

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