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Messages - Mesozoic Mister Nigel

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Now I really want to do that genetic ancestry test, so I can get really specific when someone asks where I'm from.

You can get really stunningly specific with Western Europe, but much less so with ancestry from pretty much everywhere else in the world.

It's kind of a bummer, really, but it's just based on sample availability.

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My great-great-great-great-great grandfather was a shield bearer for a Lombard chieftan, and I myself am 1/16th Lombard.

 :lol:

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But this also gives me a great idea... I'm going to start asking white people what part of Europe they're from. This is going to be hilarious!

This would be a fantastic stand-alone instagram account or tumblr page.

Hmmmm...

For maximum effectiveness, I think you would have to phrase it as "Where are you from?" and then when they answer some American city "No, no, where are you really from?"

I was thinking about phrasing it the way I get asked most often: "So, what tribe of European are you?"

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Beyond the wall / Re: Open Bar: Fake News, Fake Bar
« on: January 13, 2017, 09:01:00 pm »
Here's a hilarious update: Lysergic, not content with being a clock truther, now believes the Steele memo about Trump was faked by 4chan.  Or at least the golden shower part.  Despite the complete date disparity, and the fact that Steele was relying on Russian informants, not casually scoping out the latest /pol/ bullshit.

I think Lysergic has decided that in order to preserve his dignity, he has to believe the exact opposite of what people who have embarrassed him in the past believe.

Lysergic is wrong. Basing your value system and beliefs on a reaction to the value system and beliefs of other people is exactly the same as following the herd; it's not based on thinking.

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Beyond the wall / Re: Hey guys I made a joke
« on: January 13, 2017, 08:57:14 pm »
I still think this was a pretty good joke. It certainly bore up as the election progressed. :lol:

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It is in line with all the other political appointees who Trump is demanding leave their posts.  With Trump it's hard to tell whether it's simply incompetence or whether there is method to the madness.

Yeah, it really is hard to detect what is ego-driven, irrational hubris, and what is actual strategy.

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Purgers gonna purge.

That particular purge stands out as incredibly stupid, but it's hard to say if this purge itself is significant beyond that.    It is a good way to ensure someone in charge of DC's National Guard is loyal to you...which could be very useful.  I know some people are also worried that this mean something will "happen" on inauguration day...I know O'Keefe, scumbag that he is, has been trying to hire "anarchist" protesters to smash shit up on the day.

Yeah, I just don't get why it would seem like a good idea to anyone to have the head of the National Guard leave his post on Inauguration Day. The following day, sure, maybe. But ON THE DAY? That just seems incredibly foolish.

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Beyond the wall / Re: Open Bar: Fake News, Fake Bar
« on: January 13, 2017, 08:16:45 pm »
It happens every year in New England.  Every. Year.

I skip the milk and bread aisle, and head straight to the bone-in pork roasts.  If I'm going to be snowed in, it's gonna smell good in my house.

I appreciate this strategy.

Around here, milk, bread, fish, meat, and other short-turnover items are delivered to stores twice a week. When it snows, delivery is usually disrupted, so if you want any of these rapid-turnover perishables you had better get it before they run out, which will be soon because everyone else has the same idea. When we were at the store yesterday, the milk and fish cases were already empty.
 

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Beyond the wall / Re: Film Flam
« on: January 13, 2017, 08:12:07 pm »
To be fair, I used Torgo's knees as a simile when I had gout.  Unfortunately, no one got the reference.

Aw shit, I missed that completely. To be fair.  :lulz:

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I just add, "speaking as a non-racist" at the end of all my sentences.

 :lulz: It was super-effective!

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But this also gives me a great idea... I'm going to start asking white people what part of Europe they're from. This is going to be hilarious!

This would be a fantastic stand-alone instagram account or tumblr page.

Hmmmm...

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Literate Chaotic / Re: The Foxhole With The Atheist
« on: January 13, 2017, 08:10:21 pm »
Although I like this a lot, and I believe I understand and agree with the premise, I feel that this proverbial atheist in the foxhole seems unduly idealized.

It's an archetype of the idealized atheist. That's why.

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Bring and Brag / Re: P3nT's Shoops
« on: January 13, 2017, 08:08:49 pm »
You're progressing at an impressive rate!

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What the fuck? That just seems nonsensical.

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Beyond the wall / Re: Film Flam
« on: January 13, 2017, 05:57:18 pm »
:lulz: The first and last positive thing to come out of that film

 :lulz: I'm glad I could help with that.

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