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The Richard Nixon school of ballet and the arts / Re: Attn Cainad
« on: October 30, 2013, 11:44:12 pm »
You're back on LI?

Now you've got to deal with my father's ghost. And he's gonna want proof.


Sorry about that.


Not sorry



Dad?




Fuck.

 :lol: I cited a Wikipedia article, does that count?

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The Richard Nixon school of ballet and the arts / Re: Attn Cainad
« on: October 30, 2013, 02:08:28 am »
I thought I gave you strict orders to maintain the Connecticut wormhole?! I just crossed the Thames River Bridge into Groton, TWICE. 100 miles of this suburb of New York is too much as it is, but the least you could do is make sure people can fucking LEAVE IT.

:crankey:

I'M BACK ON LONGUYLAND, SUCKER!

 :regret: :lolchix:

Yo wormhole is FUUUUUUCKED. Westchester had a major spill and that whole end got flooded. With what, we don't intend to find out.

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 :lulz:

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When will I learn never to read the comments?

Quote from: Some Dumbass Who Regurgitates Memes
yet another scientist grasping at straws for headlines in the hopes of making more grant money...

 :lulz: Saw that one. I don't even know where to start, so I'm assuming it's a troll for the sake of my peace of mind.

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HIRLY0 DIVIDED BY HIMSELF

 :ohnotache:

WE ARE APPROACHING TOTAL SEMANTIC APOCALYPSE

 :omg: :nuke2:

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THREADS ARE MERGING AND SPLITTING ACROSS TIME AND SPACE

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The Richard Nixon school of ballet and the arts / Re: Things go boom
« on: October 12, 2013, 08:35:34 pm »
 :lulz: :lulz:

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:spittake:

 :lulz: Saving that pic.

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oh thank GOD

if only I'd found this years ago!

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I don't know whether to  :lulz: or :horrormirth: at the fact that your plant accidentally more money in any given month than I am likely to make in the next 5 years.

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I was hitting about 50/50, which is probably exactly what you'd expect of someone who's never been to IKEA, nor listens to Death Metal. :lulz:

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I seem to recall a couple of other people have had that problem, as well, but learned to modify their methods of communication for greater effectiveness. Ie. things like "I guess authenticity isn't the right word, let me think about this and restate it".

Actually, people here do it all the time, it's one of the things I like about this board. It's a rare environment where when people levy countering viewpoints that are solid and well-thought-out, others are likely  to actually think about them, take them under consideration, acknowledge their validity, and possibly even change their minds.

Bolded for exactly what my first two years on PD were all about.

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I HOPE EVERYONE'S WEARING THEIR NEOPRENE SUSPENDERS, WELDING GOGGLES, AND FRUIT HATS

shit's about to get funky

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Who is richard marx? Legit question.

Karl Marx's lesser known younger brother.

Known for espousing the radical belief that "workers should control, like, most of the means of production, I guess? Also, share more of your stuff."

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Someone upthread pointed out how smartphone != Internet, though we should probably keep kids off the Intertubes lest they find their way here to PD and get irrevocably corrupted.  :evil:

I do agree with bringing up the politeness aspect - I deal with ADULTS all day long who insist on burying their schnozz in a smartphone, which makes communicating with them problematic. But somehow politeness seems to be wanting in America as a whole lately, which is entirely another discussion.

I find that kids, teenagers specifically, are much much more polite than my own generation. I started noticing this when I still worked in retail, when my kids were still just tots or not yet born.

My generation is ASSHOLES, seriously. Although not quite as big of assholes as Baby Boomers, they're the worst. Especially the male ones.

Generation Y is just bizarrely neurotic and self-absorbed, which I'm assuming must be some kind of side-effect of being raised by Boomers. It will be interesting to see what happens with their kids.

We turned obsessively inward because we were told that This Is The Way The World Is (and definitely not a bizarre combination of modern weirdnesses in a world that's changing faster than ever before in history, don't be ridiculous), and failure to bend, break, and mold our personalities to suit is moral negligence.

We were told that the world is immutable, and we must be the ones who yield to the demands of the world we were brought into.

Unsurprising, given that you were raised by  the Me generation. So basically, they felt like they had the power to mold the world... and once they molded it, you just have to put up with it because that's the way it is.

Luckily, they're going to die, and then you'll be in charge for a while. Do good.

I think we're a little too freaked out and scared to really knock shit over like we ought to, but I also think we're well on our way to preparing our own children for something much weirder than anyone expected.

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