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Just a few more weeks.

My ex told me he is going around telling people that the other night, when I went to the kitchen for some ice and he was standing in there naked, I looked at him like he was going to rape me. And how insensitive that makes me.

I have no idea what night this was supppsed to be. When he told me this is what he was telling others it led to a very stupid discussion wherein I said I didn't think he'd do that and he replied by asking me what was wrong with him disrespecting my boundaries if I wasn't worried about rape.

I told him he was seriously fucked up and needed therapy. Then he asked if we were still friends. I left.

Later, I asked my roommate about the convo since he said he told her. She says that convo never happened.

So he is making stuff up to talk to me about rape.

Good to know.

Your ex is a psycho asshole.

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....And I've just stabbed my other thumb with a name label pin.  I'm pretty sure I hit the bone.

What's got two thumbs and goes "argh" when trying to do the "who's got two thumbs and somethingorother" gag-

Argh!

Dude! What's the deal with you and your thumbs?

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The Richard Nixon school of ballet and the arts / Re: Oh, Oregon!
« on: August 30, 2014, 08:46:38 pm »
We have some big worms here. http://www.xerces.org/oregon-giant-earthworm/
 
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The Oregon giant earthworm is one of North Americaís largest worm species, reaching up to 1.32 m (4.3 ft.) in length. It is known from 15 sites in the Willamette Valley of Oregon and one site in the Oregon Coast Range. Like Oregonís other indigenous worms, this species has a narrow range of tolerance for soil conditions, favoring fine textured soils rich in clay (Fender 1995); it is generally associated with deep, little disturbed soils in moist mixed forest of Douglas firs, grand firs, and bigleaf maples (Wells et al. 1983). Habitat loss and the establishment of introduced earthworms are currently identified as the two major threats to this species (Fender 2009, pers. comm). Note, however, that the status and threats of this species cannot be fully assessed until an effective survey protocol is developed and tested (Rosenberg 2009, pers. comm.).

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Aneristic Illusions / Re: Duh Rugs
« on: August 30, 2014, 01:11:45 am »
Its like that NYT article I posted on FB...academic and disciplinary/work field bubbles are even more likely than social networking and political ones.

I mean, at least sizeable amounts of both Republicans and Democrats disagree with the Drug War.

I've definitely noticed the academic bubbles... behavioral economists totally recreating research that was done by psychologists in the 50's and 60's, and calling it "groundbreaking".

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I'm not posting simply because I ripped out my thumbnail by mistake, and typing makes me wince.

This is great, since one of my jobs involves a contracted 10 hours a week of typing.

Jesus.  :horrormirth:

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I've seen chiropractors who were fucking awesome because they fixed my back/neck pain, and others because they were all into supplements and homeopathy and "weekly adjustments".

My conclusion: chiropractic adjustment is not complete bullshit, but there is a lot of complete bullshit rolled up into most chiropractor training.

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Housemate to boyfriend: "Me and you, fisticuffs, all day long"

Boyfriend to housemate: "I'll fuckin scrap any time you like goddamn it. I'll bring my blankie. It makes me a superhero."

I think they are in the throes of bromance.
That is just the cutest testosterone outburst i have seen in ages!
I love the use of emotional dissonance as a bonding ritual.

They're pretty precious.

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I never saw much point in battling with kids over their clothing. Last time I saw your kid she looked like a little girl, but if she has reached a point where she no longer looks like a little girl I definitely would suggest a talk with your daughter that goes along the lines of "Because your body looks like a woman's body, you may start getting unwanted attention from creepy older men, and I just wanted that to not take you by surprise. You don't have to be polite about it, feel free to loudly tell them to fuck off, or threaten to call the police".

Mostly, kids at that age are starting to feel like sexy beings and want to dress like sexy beings to celebrate and experiment with their newfound almost-adult bodies. It's far more important to provide parental support at that age than attempt to exert parental control; if you tell them it's her choice but that certain things make you uncomfortable because of <reasons>, and they are good reasons and not "because you look like a slut", they are likely to respect and listen to your opinions. As long as you don't revert to exerting control when they don't listen to your reasons.

In adolescence, parents do best acting as scaffolding and support systems for their budding independence. They need us to be there as advisors and support, and they need our love and approval even more than they did in middle childhood, as well as appropriate boundaries like teaching them to live respectfully in a household with other people, but they also have a drive to be independent and trying to control their expressions of independence pushes them away and damages their trust.

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Aneristic Illusions / Re: Duh Rugs
« on: August 29, 2014, 05:24:25 pm »
My bet is that they wouldn't even be aware these stories existed.

That's a depressing thought. Their bubble excludes facts that run counter to their agenda.

And now that you say it, that's almost certainly the case.

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Or Kill Me / Re: To a certain breed of atheist
« on: August 29, 2014, 05:23:00 pm »
Excellent OP, Lenin!

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ALL HAIL LORD MOK'TAR, HERALD OF THE DARK EMPIRE! YOU PUNY HOO-MANZ ARE NOTHING BEFORE OUR MIGHT!

 :lulz: Nice!
the cool thing about that is that was all done in about 30 minutes with washable markers and tape.

Also, this was done at a summer camp, so i got to walk around proclaiming the inevitable doom of planetary invasion. to children. The YMCA let me do this >:D

And the children probably thought it was AWESOME!  :lol:

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Yeah, I saw that post too.  I think I blocked them.

I'm seriously mostly on there for more shirtless pics of Randall Teach.

That guy is seriously insanely hot.

Also, Wolf Weather. Holy shit.

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So, played a show last night with a new band, Whirlpools.  Also on the bill was a guy playing under the name "ACLU Benefit".  As it turns out, the ACLU actually sent him a cease and desist letter.


So, he wrote to the ACLU asking for help defending his case.



He's kind of my new short-term personal savior right now.

 :lulz: That's amazing.

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Aneristic Illusions / Re: Random News Stories
« on: August 28, 2014, 01:33:49 pm »
It bums me out that some little kid gets to be saddled with this trauma because a few adults were so stupid that they thought it would be cute to teach her to shoot an assault weapon that was too much for her to handle, but also making jokes about terrible, absurd, awful things that were a terrible idea in the first place is a way of both dealing with the conflicting emotions about the event, and also a way of socially highlighting WHAT THE FUCK THAT WAS FUCKING STUPID WHAT EVEN.

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