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The Richard Nixon school of ballet and the arts / Re: I LOVE AMERRRRRICA!
« on: October 04, 2011, 08:10:15 pm »
 :amurrica:

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PLEASE SAY YES PLEASE SAY YES PLEASE SAY YES

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It worries me that actually going to space will simply free up humanity to finish completely destroying habitability on this planet...

I'm convinced that's going to happen anyway.



and  if we can't keep AN ENTIRE FUCKING PLANET habitable, the odds that we'll be able to keep any asteroid outposts habitable are slim.

And then we were extinct.

Yeah, but at least we'd go out in style, instead of wallowing in our own poop.

Oh, no. We'd be wallowing in our own poop, but we'd be doing it in space.

At least we'd have Tang.

But will we have beer to put in it??

No, that ruins the "orange poop" effect.

Think about it...You're an alien archaelogist, and you find a vented, ancient space habitat we left behind.  There's frozen, BRIGHT ORANGE POOP all over the place.

They'll worship our memory, Nigel.

:peedee:

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Or Kill Me / Re: I am not in a survival situation.
« on: October 04, 2011, 07:40:32 pm »
And what the fuck is a TPS report?

It's a reference to the movie Office Space, and it is a MUST SEE for anyone who's ever hated a job.

Good times!

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It worries me that actually going to space will simply free up humanity to finish completely destroying habitability on this planet...

I'm convinced that's going to happen anyway.



and  if we can't keep AN ENTIRE FUCKING PLANET habitable, the odds that we'll be able to keep any asteroid outposts habitable are slim.

And then we were extinct.

Yeah, but at least we'd go out in style, instead of wallowing in our own poop.

Oh, no. We'd be wallowing in our own poop, but we'd be doing it in space.

At least we'd have Tang.

But will we have beer to put in it??

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It worries me that actually going to space will simply free up humanity to finish completely destroying habitability on this planet...

St. Joss Whedon knew this 10 years ago. Including the China bit.

Why oh why don't people listen to science fiction more often?!

Science fiction creates the future.

Seriously. If you want to change things, become a really good writer.

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It worries me that actually going to space will simply free up humanity to finish completely destroying habitability on this planet...

I'm convinced that's going to happen anyway.



and  if we can't keep AN ENTIRE FUCKING PLANET habitable, the odds that we'll be able to keep any asteroid outposts habitable are slim.

And then we were extinct.

Yeah, but at least we'd go out in style, instead of wallowing in our own poop.

Oh, no. We'd be wallowing in our own poop, but we'd be doing it in space.

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I just found out that the phone switching box in the room next to my office also controls the radio station people get piped in when they hit feature+86 on their phone (and nobody, apparently, knows how to use feature+#+86 to, you know, turn it off). 

It seems I can also select the channel they listen to.  Nobody knows that I can do this.

As Emperor of Building C, I hereby decree that for the next week, they will be listening to BAD country music.  By "bad", I mean, Dolly Parton, Charley Pride, Taylor Swift, etc.

I will take suggestions for next week in this here thread.

 :lulz: I love you.

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The Richard Nixon school of ballet and the arts / Re: Dear PD,
« on: October 04, 2011, 07:31:14 pm »
Freeky loves with the right kind of vehemence.

:love:

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That would be an AWESOME IRL TROLL!

Makes me wish I still worked in a cube.  :lulz:

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Or Kill Me / Re: I am not in a survival situation.
« on: October 04, 2011, 07:22:36 pm »
I want Phlogiston to come back and explain. Responding to questions/criticism is an important part of the curve IMO.

Personal point: I need to chill out.

Universal hypothesis based on taking my own subjective experience and assuming I am not a special, special snowflake: this type of confusion between wants and needs results in people acting like assholes, and may be responsible for much of the rampant assholism we see vis a vis teabaggers. The thing is, they aren't trying to be assholes; they are just trying to survive because belief in Christian God can make sure you are always in a survival mindset because everything you do in life is a condition for survival. Every thought you think is scrutinized and compared against an irrational standard set by God Himself. Not only are you fighting for your very survival at all times, you are fighting for your eternal survival. You will either survive in guaranteed satisfaction of all your biological and emotional needs, or you will suffer a fate of lasting insecurity devoid of any caring or empathy. This turns you into an asshole.

What I'm not talking about: actually being in a survival situation. This is stressful, and sucks, and would be less common if people that weren't in survival situations were aware of the difference (now I am talking about it) and helped out those who needed it.

I'm not sure how to clarify more without knowing where the muddiness is. I just wanted to let out what I've been thinking about. This is just a train of thought I've been having. I might not really have a point. Thoughts come, thoughts go.   
 

I think that the disconnect comes in because you worded your OP as if it was generally applicable to the reader; when you address your readers as "we" you are being inclusive; you appear to extrapolate your own circumstances to apply to everyone. However, since many of your readers don't have the same circumstances, they lack the frame of reference to make sense of your OP.

You are not a special, special snowflake, but everyone else is not just like you, either.

You could clarify the OP by more specifically addressing it to people who ARE like you, rather than giving a general address to all readers.

You could take the defensive route of refusing to examine critique and saying that you just write "for yourself", but that won't make you a better writer. I assume that, like most of us, you share your writing for a reason, because if it was really just for yourself you wouldn't post it.

I was pretty much with you in the OP until the last paragraph. Then I was like, "Whoa, what is he talking about? Can't relate. Who is this meant for?"

"Wage slavery is only wage slavery when 1. you really need the wages to survive, 2. you think you need the wages to survive."

What?

I think you have a good point or two in there, but you do need to refine it a bit. And what the fuck is a TPS report?

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I don't understand why I can't seem to keep a boyfriend. :(

Because you keep eating them.

Well, they shouldn't be so delicious, if they don't want to be eaten.

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It worries me that actually going to space will simply free up humanity to finish completely destroying habitability on this planet... and  if we can't keep AN ENTIRE FUCKING PLANET habitable, the odds that we'll be able to keep any asteroid outposts habitable are slim.

And then we were extinct.

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Techmology and Scientism / Re: UNLIMITED SHITTING ON GOOGLE THREAD :-D
« on: October 04, 2011, 07:02:53 pm »
Unless you're shopping. What does that say about us.

I'D LIKE SOME MORE THINGS, PLEASE.

MY HOUSE ISN'T QUITE FULL ENOUGH OF CRAP I DON'T NEED.

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