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A more-or-less typical Wednesday evening conversation:

"I am getting tired of the word craft. Craft cocktails, craft scotch eggs, craft craft. Craft pussy on the wood fired Avenue of Roses," Charley said.

"That's so beautiful. I am wearing a craft sweatshop dress made by a hand-crafted Chinese adolescent," I replied.

"Smoking craft-made water hash with a craft-made craftless glass pipe," he said.

"I think the next big trend is uniformity. The mass-produced anonymous look."

"J Crew?"

"Totally. Gap. Assembly-line, factory-produced couture..."

"Maybe no. So many folk must wear socks."

I continued, "...reassuring. Stable. A functional cog in a social machine that is larger than all of us. A look that says 'I believe in the Collective.'"

"'And all the humans are dead,'" Charley blurted.

"So moving. Graceful. Scintillating," I broke out my rusty poetry review skills.

"I touched one. They're dead," he repeated.

Florid. My imagination was captured. "Warm in the summer sun, bloating. Soon the haciendas come."

"The Goddess Rebecca and her dusty brood of minions," he referred to our cupboard moths.

"In the aftermath the shining robot workers of the Collective will place offerings of grain in the cupboards that once held human food," I finished triumphantly.

So since it's too hot to sleep, I was flipping through my work emails and I noticed (in addition to the three residents who had to visit hospital today, at least in one case possibly due to heat exhaustion) this little doozy:

Quote from: Shift notes
Young man came in claiming he was from the Office of National statistics. Very doubtful this was the case as he came asking questions about flat 19. He was persistent to know information about this room, who lived there, is it empty, when is it next being used etc. The behaviour of this man was very dubious and therefore, [staff member] to review CCTV to identify him. Email also sent to [senior staff].

Once is happenstance.  Twice is coincidence.  Three times...that, ladies and gentleman, is enemy action.  I'm feeling very confident about my security meeting...

Flat 19? Specifically? All three times, or a different flat each time?

In much happier news, I heard a rumour that Emily Blunt is being considered for the starring role in an Escape from New York remake.

I don't think many women (or men for that matter) could make a convincing Snake Plissen, but after her performance in Edge of Tomorrow, I definitely think she could.


But I'd love to see an original film once this decade.

Seriously, motherfuckers don't re-write books.

Well, most of the time they don't.


You remember, I used to edit romance novels. 

They were ALL THE SAME BOOK.  Except for the ones by Kitty Parsons, but those were all banned and sent to the incinerator.


In much happier news, I heard a rumour that Emily Blunt is being considered for the starring role in an Escape from New York remake.

I don't think many women (or men for that matter) could make a convincing Snake Plissen, but after her performance in Edge of Tomorrow, I definitely think she could.


But I'd love to see an original film once this decade.

Seriously, motherfuckers don't re-write books.

Well, most of the time they don't.

So over the weekend a video of Shia ostensibly freestyling hit the net. Now, a scant few days later there are charges that his freestyling was lifted from a 1999 song.

Calling it now: Shia is the ultimate troll.

I am full of hope.

Or Kill Me / Re: Luka Magnotta : Everything is A Dream
« on: June 30, 2015, 01:09:30 am »

In the news again today, So he's set up a prison dating profile.

Welllll that's pretty weird.

It's really sad in a way too, because I could really see a valid space for an actual men's "rights" movement (I'd prefer to use the word "issues" than rights).  Things like challenging conceptions of masculinity and male gender roles, as well as policy issues like homelessness, mental illness, male rape, prison violence and parental issues could all be covered in a mature and sensible way...

But it's much easier to jerk off about the evil feminists and SJWs and bitches who wont fuck me even though I'm totally an alpha male, so I don't see this happening any time soon.

I agree, those are all very real and serious issues. The funny thing is that currently, most of the people I am aware of who address those social problems (like the staff at Outside In, Central City Concern, and similar agencies) identify as feminists, and that rolls into the dialogue about how the patriarchy oppresses men as well... a part of the conversation that often goes missing in the "MRA vs. Feminists" cage match.


So...if God had been more equality minded, original sin and hell wouldn't exist?

I'm not convinced they entirely thought through the implications of that.

Well, like many people, they've conflated Satan with Lucifer.

Lucifer didn't demand equal rights for the rest of the angels -- only for himself. So, it sort of misunderstands or misrepresents the position of rights movements. I'm unfamiliar with any rights movement that doesn't demand equality between two classes of people. When a single person demands rights equal to that of their superior, that's not usually called an equal rights movement -- that's usually called a coup, and the former superior gets executed or demoted pretty quickly afterward.

I think that the claim that the one referred to as the morning star is meant to represent an angel at all is pretty tenuous.

So, I'm thinking, if I can wrangle this security contracting thing in a couple of weeks time (when I make my presentation) I might start looking at doing similar stuff abroad.

I mean, even though there was probably very little that could've been done to prevent last Friday's tragic events, I have a CV and some experience which could be useful to hotels in that part of the world.

I'm not sure exactly how I want to approach that yet, and I want to get this on my resume first, but it's something I'm keeping in mind.  Hotel security is usually notoriously bad, filled with the sort of no-lifers who couldn't make it in the local regime's military (which is saying something, in most cases) and can't handle more than a bar fight or domestic without relying on the local security services.

I'm thinking such things could be significantly improved.

This seems like a potentially lucrative way to apply your skills.


It’s a remarkable performance

...about says it all.

Aneristic Illusions / Re: Random News Stories
« on: June 29, 2015, 12:32:19 pm »

At stake is the ancient rural surroundings of the hill fort, an elaborate, 3,000-year-old earthwork dubbed “the Stonehenge of the Iron Age”. It is said to have been the birthplace of Queen Ganhumara – Guinevere of Arthurian legend – and was familiar to first world war poet Wilfred Owen, who is thought to have trained in trench fighting there before his posting to the western front.

Shropshire council is intent on pushing through a housing development abutting the fringe of the hill fort – which is a scheduled ancient monument in the care of Historic England – citing government targets for new builds. Land immediately surrounding the 13-acre hill fort has no statutory protection.

Earlier this month, the planning inspectorate approved an application to build 117 homes just metres from the outer perimeter of the fort, despite a petition opposing the scheme signed by 8,000 local people, and a large body of expert opinion on the exceptional importance of the site and its surrounding landscape.

A fort which is older than the entire United Kingdom is being put at risk because the council needs to meet housing targets. Reminds me of the stone age sites which are under threat for the development of a new road near Stonehenge.

I really don't know what we can do to stop this stuff happening. It seems to be coming thicker and faster in the past few years. It is depressing; contrary to popular belief, MOST of the island has not yet been concreted, but we're determined to ruin the bits that actually are important and avoid redeveloping dilapidated brown field sites and other industrial land for as long as possible - presumably because they are further from expensive areas and cost more to clean up?

Well  that seems like a bad idea...

« on: June 29, 2015, 06:20:27 am »
Also, it makes me REALLY want to make a buttplug alphabet.

hxxp:// ?

 :lulz: Perfect.

Bring and Brag / Re: WEIRDOVERSE
« on: June 29, 2015, 06:16:29 am »
:lulz: Poison Ivy Man.

I know! He made it up for his halloween costume, and even invented an elaborate backstory :)

That's delightful.   :D

Bring and Brag / Re: WEIRDOVERSE
« on: June 28, 2015, 09:44:16 pm »
 :lulz: Poison Ivy Man.

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