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Messages - Cainad (dec.)

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So, Dan Carlin's podcast "Common Sense" has been talked about a little bit on FB today, so I wanted to bring up... the Common Sense with Dan Carlin Facebook group. It is, shall we say, a treasure trove of asshats with a few okay sorts.

What kind of people are in there? Well, let's just say they're already REALLY MAD at Roger and Nigel, they just don't know it yet.

It's kind of hilarious, because the most vocal members of the group are well below the bar set by the podcast they claim to be fans of. Carlin himself is not active in the group.

A few standouts:

Fred, who thinks about global warming every day. The kind of guy who thinks that climate change is not real because Al Gore flies in airplanes. If humanity was killed by an asteroid, Fred would be ecstatic because at least it would mean that the climate scientists were wrong about climate change being the thing that kills us.

Mat, who is the Lord Regent of Strawmania. He can strawman literally any argument you make. It's almost uncanny.

Cam, who I just discovered today is a Dawkins apologist and thinks Ahmed deserved what he got for that clock. He's super mad that people came out in support after the incident.

I'd been keeping it to myself for a while but I decided to share the fun. Being sincere and reasonable is definitely the right way to go with these guys.

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The Richard Nixon school of ballet and the arts / Re: Veteran's Day
« on: November 14, 2015, 05:58:09 pm »
Just that we have memorial day.  Veteran's day - previously armistice day - was specifically for veterans of WWI to celebrate living through what was the worst war (from a soldier's point of view) in the world's history.

I don't feel the need to take that from them.

Kurt Vonnegut had a quote about that. I can't quote it directly while I'm on mobile, but I put part of it on my Facebook on the 11th.

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That's pretty good. Kinda dark, but good.

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Holy SHIT.

Um... extra muscle, if possible? I dunno, man, that's horrible. I hope that you get to a safe place ASAP and she gets put somewhere where she won't hurt anybody.

It could be worse. I have my work laptop, wallet, bike, and have not been shot yet, so you know, that's good. 8)

My buddy is a very tall and big guy, so if she's going to shoot us she's going to need a lot of bullets.

I already had made living arrangements before she caught wind so, I'm good there.

Ok, so your ass is not 100% out in the breeze there. Good.

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It's good to know that art is still alive.

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Holy SHIT.

Um... extra muscle, if possible? I dunno, man, that's horrible. I hope that you get to a safe place ASAP and she gets put somewhere where she won't hurt anybody.

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Have you tried throwing fistfuls of sacrificial goat entrails into a fiery pit while screaming curses into the indifferent Void?

I mean I'm not an expert or anything but that just seems like the solution from where I'm standing, imo.

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I saw this on the internets and I decided to bring it to the experts here at PeeDee.

http://www.laravisual.com/old-finnish-people-with-things-on-their-heads/



Why, Finland?

I am quite fond of this series.

I'll bet you put those things on their heads and made them think it was their own idea.

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I saw this on the internets and I decided to bring it to the experts here at PeeDee.

http://www.laravisual.com/old-finnish-people-with-things-on-their-heads/



Why, Finland?

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Nope.

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Great, now I have to buy a ball cap. And I think all my jeans have giant tears in the ass...

Do I have to ditch the mutton chops too? :cry:

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Aneristic Illusions / Re: UN fails to decrminalise drugs for personal use
« on: October 24, 2015, 12:16:57 pm »
:rwhn:

I'd forgotten that's our : rwhn : emote :lulz:

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The comics I've enjoyed the most have always been the stuff that falls outside the Spandex Pro-Wrestling With Lazers category. Even the stuff I like within that category is either a self-contained alternate universe story (see DC's "Kingdom Come" for my favorite example by far), or, like, Deadpool.

As a little kid, I never wanted my favorite things to end. TV shows, books, series of any kind; I wanted them to go on filling my imagination forever. But as an adult, I think a well-executed story arc with a proper ending is priceless. Even if I don't make it all the way to the end, or it never gets finished, the sense that something has been written with an ending in mind greatly affects the feel of the story.

An endless superhero story is exactly the same as a cheap soap opera that goes on forever, but with slightly more exciting visuals.

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Roger is nicer in person than on the forum.  Also even more talkative.

He's not nicer, you can just tell that he's laughing and that makes him seem nicer.

I don't bust you out when you're doing bad things to people.  :rogpipe:

I only know this because I suffer from the same effect. People always say "You're so much nicer in person!"

No I'm not.  :lulz:

It's like, everyone in the universe knows that typed posts on the Internet lack tone...

...but everyone assumes that the tone being taken is contemptuous or mean. They just fill in the blank with nasty.

I will hereafter pledge that, if I can't determine the intended tone of a post, I will assume it is gregarious and charitable.

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