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Messages - Mesozoic Mister Nigel

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That didn't go as planned.  Sorry. 

I think my thought process at the time was, "Two apparent trouble magnets in the same place?  Good thing at least one of them has someone to go home to."  Or something.  My head has been phase shifting three meters outside my body lately.  Not it a good way.

Sorry that came off other than intended.

No worries.  I was wondering where that had (seemingly) come from.

In any case, I have to go explain why I didn't actually fall asleep in a meeting (  :? :lulz: ), then I shall add more in about an hour.

What the fuck?  :lulz:

I was rubbernecking in a meeting because pills.

So I stood up, to stay awake.

Lillie is trying to piss me off enough to do something fire-worthy.

Like I'm gonna give her the satisfaction.  :lulz:

I haven't had my revenge yet.

It's selfish to say so, but the escalation of this situation makes me glad you haven't left to another job yet.

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She sounds like good times! I bet she and I would have more fun than ANYONE really wanted.

 :lulz:

Yeah, except violence.  While you're no hothouse flower, you're a little more civilized.

I would be down with facilitating.

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I wonder if he thinks people should be able to refuse service to Christians, based on deeply-held beliefs?

AHAHAHAHAHA yeah never mind of course he doesn't. That would be some kind of liberal war on Jesus.

Today, some giddy republican in West Virginia stated that rape is a "beautiful thing", so long as a baby results from the rape.

It's almost like someone's poisoning the beer at the RNC meetings.

Centuries from now, researchers will discover that heavy metals in their luxury chewing tobacco were making them insane.

Possibly.

I think it's just a consequence, though, of too many people being safe at the same time, amid people who aren't safe.

Not saying that right.  I think I need to step back and figure out how to say it.

No, I think I get it.

Privilege among the less privileged has given them a sense that they are untouchable, and that this is RIGHT.

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In other news, my dog keeps eating chicken shit and then sitting behind me in my office, just reeking.

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I just got counseled for not falling asleep in a meeting, and for not doing work that had been taken out of my hands.

I am of course behaving badly now.

:crankey:

There's nothing better than "I don't want you do to the thing" followed by "WHY DIDN'T YOU DO THE THING?"

My source tells me that Lillie is trying to goad me into insubordination.

Puny human!  I dealt with PROFESSIONALS trying to get me to do that for TEN YEARS in the military.

I am now being exceptionally reasonable, with the caveat that - unlike the military - there is no provision for non-verbal disrespect.  Like a GRIN.

I could see THAT grin driving Lillie all the way around the bend.  :lol:

Yeah, this is now a matter of honor.   :lulz:

OH how I wish this would be available on video!

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I wonder if he thinks people should be able to refuse service to Christians, based on deeply-held beliefs?

AHAHAHAHAHA yeah never mind of course he doesn't. That would be some kind of liberal war on Jesus.

Today, some giddy republican in West Virginia stated that rape is a "beautiful thing", so long as a baby results from the rape.

It's almost like someone's poisoning the beer at the RNC meetings.

Centuries from now, researchers will discover that heavy metals in their luxury chewing tobacco were making them insane.

52
I really miss him.

Even Especially if he hated me and everything I stand for.

fixt

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That didn't go as planned.  Sorry. 

I think my thought process at the time was, "Two apparent trouble magnets in the same place?  Good thing at least one of them has someone to go home to."  Or something.  My head has been phase shifting three meters outside my body lately.  Not it a good way.

Sorry that came off other than intended.

No worries.  I was wondering where that had (seemingly) come from.

In any case, I have to go explain why I didn't actually fall asleep in a meeting (  :? :lulz: ), then I shall add more in about an hour.

What the fuck?  :lulz:

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She sounds like good times! I bet she and I would have more fun than ANYONE really wanted.

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I just got counseled for not falling asleep in a meeting, and for not doing work that had been taken out of my hands.

I am of course behaving badly now.

:crankey:

There's nothing better than "I don't want you do to the thing" followed by "WHY DIDN'T YOU DO THE THING?"

My source tells me that Lillie is trying to goad me into insubordination.

Puny human!  I dealt with PROFESSIONALS trying to get me to do that for TEN YEARS in the military.

I am now being exceptionally reasonable, with the caveat that - unlike the military - there is no provision for non-verbal disrespect.  Like a GRIN.

I could see THAT grin driving Lillie all the way around the bend.  :lol:

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Oooh, the cigarette-through-the-beard move is smoooth! I'm gonna have to remember that.

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Think for Yourself, Schmuck! / Re: Religion and Your Body.
« on: May 20, 2015, 01:53:43 am »
It is, in fact, coming across a bit like "shut up, woman, you aren't even talking about the real problem, which is men's bodies being controlled by the church".

Which seriously as far as I can tell is not even in the same ball park of being as big of a focus by religion.

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Think for Yourself, Schmuck! / Re: Religion and Your Body.
« on: May 20, 2015, 01:50:34 am »
I'm not saying they shouldn't complain; I'm saying that it isn't helpful to look at one symptom of the deeper problem and declare that the problem which needs to be addressed. I think that doing so will delay any improvements in the overall system.

It is a red herring. People can - and should - speak up about the issues religion has caused in their lives, but when you're saying that religion has a particular interest over your body because you are a woman and therefore we should work to address that, you're directing your energy at delineating where and how, exactly, it is acceptable for religion to exert control.

That's the fatal mistake. They're looking at the effect of the control, not the fact that the control is being demanded at all - that's the only way you'll begin to reform organized religion in a meaningful sense for all people.

Do I still sound like I'm saying 'Shut up, woman?' Because if I am, I'll stop right here - but I've tried my best to make it clear that is not the problem I see in her argument.

Well, it's coming across an awful lot like you're complaining because she isn't complaining about the "right" piece of the problem. Dismissing historical motivations for physical control of women by various religions because that was then and this is now seems... disingenuous.

Compare, if you will, to dismissing historical reasons that black people in America still struggle with systemic racism and poverty because that was then and this is now.

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He certainly does. The best part is that he doesn't even know it, in his Hawaiian shirt and cowboy hat, just going around all happy.

Seriously, he's all real and shit.  3-D, even.  Aside from you and Jeremy - who isn't a native Portlander - that's practically unique.

Also, he's one hell of a nice guy, and I really enjoyed meeting him.

He's full color and everything. And grew up in a bungalow just a few blocks away from my house.

Somehow we manage to get into just the RIGHT amount of trouble, which is surprising because we both have "why not?" personalities.

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