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Techmology and Scientism / CAINAD, HELP ME
« on: June 09, 2014, 01:39:30 am »

This seems like too many categories.

This is in a closed group, so I can't post screenshots unless I get un-lazy and assemble this into a single image and blur names.

But it's worth it to join the group to see it, I swear.


This isn't fucking Facebook. If you're going to post a link, especially a newslink, have the courtesy to at least post SOME kind of comment on it, and an excerpt.

Aneristic Illusions / The strange dichotomy of stupidity
« on: May 13, 2014, 07:52:06 pm »
Today on the bus I was seated in front of a simple but charming young woman who was making conversation with her chaperone/coach, and I had the thought that retarded people really can be quite delightful.

Then I thought that it's interesting that we are taught compassion for those who fall below the 80 point line, but those who are just above it we treat with contempt, as though being stupid is a failure of merit, particularly if they break the rules.

Further, we aren't even supposed to acknowledge that such a thing is possible, as if everyone above that 80 point mark has equal inherent intellectual capacity. It's weird. "You are mentally retarded so we must be nice to you, but you, you're just stupid so we can totally make fun of you as cruelly as we wish". It doesn't make any fucking sense.   

The Richard Nixon school of ballet and the arts / Pussy Shots
« on: April 29, 2014, 05:55:27 am »
So like a year and a half ago I started a Facebook group based on a terrible OK Cupid profile. It's a group for posting pictures of cats. It sat there for a long while, and then a few weeks ago it just out of the blue started gaining members. I am bemused, and amused; it just topped 2000 members and seems to be picking up speed. I don't really have any idea what the fuck to do with this.


I have a whole-weekend hangover.

Happy birthday, merry new hangover!

It's a piquant and lolling hangover. Luckily it doesn't come with any regrets (it almost did, but I pulled  my head out of my ass in the nick of time).
Baww :( I feel rejected now.


Sleeping with my best friend's husband's cousin might sound like a good idea after several whiskeys, but it's really not.

I'll come up with several small, mild regrets instead.

The Richard Nixon school of ballet and the arts / Dear LMNO
« on: April 13, 2014, 01:45:20 am »
I just wanted to remind you that anything is possible.

I don't really have anything else to say.

The Richard Nixon school of ballet and the arts / ROGER
« on: March 11, 2014, 07:26:20 pm »

Fuck me.

Techmology and Scientism / Nigel's Personality Disorder Thread
« on: March 08, 2014, 03:02:55 pm »
Don't mind me, I'm just collecting links.

The Richard Nixon school of ballet and the arts / Oh, hand model lady
« on: March 06, 2014, 05:40:36 pm »
I'm sure you've seen the creepy hand model lady interview. Here's even more with her:

So, if someone came to you and was like, "Hey, here's this job where you can make a lot of money without very much work, but the trade off is that YOU NEVER GET TO DO ANYTHING FUN EVER AGAIN", would you even consider it?

The Richard Nixon school of ballet and the arts / THUG
« on: March 05, 2014, 03:25:15 am »
I just today realized that I have an issue with the word "thug". Even though the lady who used it on my FB page tonight wasn't referring specifically to black people, and was in fact talking about insular, ignorant, and often poor/rural people, I totally just had that gut reaction that you get when people say "porch monkey" (though I have to confess, I was sheltered enough that I didn't know what that term meant until I was 18).

Now, FB lady is seriously one of the nicest people on earth. I mean, she would never, ever, EVER say the word "thug" in a way that intended any racial connotations. And she's older, so for her, if it DID have racial connotations, it would be way more appropriate for Dimo to be offended that me (that cultural context thing is something those Tumblr twits would do well to gain a grasp on). So there is no way I'm going to say anything to her about it, because it just wouldn't be appropriate. And, of course, the etymological origins lie far away from this continent, in India, so it certainly has nothing to do with the deep history of the word.

So I'm just here, ruminating, and wondering what it means that I have a gut reaction to this word, and whether it is at least partly because of a larger shift in the cultural context of the way it's used.


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