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Make puns, don't point them out.  If they get it, all the better.

2822
I AM YOUR CANVAS PAINT ME WITH YOUR HATRED.

2823
The lack of people entering trades has been disturbing me for a few years now.  So much language is oriented at trade work being for dumb people, so many stereotypes about bodies beaten from years of hard labor.  How many positive things do we see about it?  That it's good, honest work?  That it has the potential to pay significantly higher than a lot of middle management jobs the college crowd will fall into?

I grew up in a family of carpenters, builders.  They built the homes a lot of my friends are living in and they made good lives for their children that are now being pissed away on frivolity and self absorbtion.

2824
The shit?  When did this thread become hilarious?  HOW DARE YOU.  :crankey:

I've found it pretty hilarious throughout.  Where the fuck else would we have to start a serious thread about how the puns have gotten out of hand?   :lol:

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High Weirdness / Re: The Slender Man Mythos
« on: January 11, 2011, 03:28:29 pm »
I just started getting into this mythos as of last weekend.

I do not scare easily, but Marble Hornets has successfully had me turning on lights and checking around corners for about four days now.

Yeah, back in October when I really dove into the whole thing I had that going for a few weeks.

2826
A lot of pieces don't translate well to prints or photos.  Pollock's work in this thread doesn't look like much to me, but seeing it in person, the massive size of the canvas, the way it demanded attention, the scope of movements it would take to accomplish it was all very evident.

I have a feeling that if the sculpture Roger posted was viewed in person it would be more impressive, especially if you caught it in the right lighting.

2827
I'm pissed off because apparently there has been a streak of pun threadjacking that I wasn't aware of, and people choose to crawl up my ass when I do it a little bit.  I was done after two.

Yeah, YOU were but by then it was too late because a bunch of other pigfuckers decided to jump on the bandwagon.


Except only one other person made one solitary pun in response.  Some bandwagon. 

Whatever.  Fuck it, I'll stop punning since it's such a big deal.

Apply now for your Pun Permit.  The Department of Fun only accepts a certain number of them per year.  The permit allows you to consider posting a pun, which then must be approved, before posting it.  Only those with permits may then respond to said pun, but only if deemed sufficiently clever.

Or just start your own fucking thread and keep the "I'm not clever enough to actually say anything of substance, so I'm gonna drop this cloying play on words in the middle of the  conversation" posts out of the big kid threads.

The big kids who throw tantrums and thrash about making threats of thread sabotage when those children are so bold as to not play with their toys properly?

2828
I'm pissed off because apparently there has been a streak of pun threadjacking that I wasn't aware of, and people choose to crawl up my ass when I do it a little bit.  I was done after two.

Yeah, YOU were but by then it was too late because a bunch of other pigfuckers decided to jump on the bandwagon.


Except only one other person made one solitary pun in response.  Some bandwagon. 

Whatever.  Fuck it, I'll stop punning since it's such a big deal.

Apply now for your Pun Permit.  The Department of Fun only accepts a certain number of them per year.  The permit allows you to consider posting a pun, which then must be approved, before posting it.  Only those with permits may then respond to said pun, but only if deemed sufficiently clever.

2829
High Weirdness / Re: The Slender Man Mythos
« on: January 10, 2011, 08:41:31 pm »
I also enjoyed the Zeke blog.  It took a little while to get into; I had some difficulties with suspension of disbelief.  It seemed like it was written by someone who's read a lot of crime novels, but that went away as the tone was developed.

EverymanHybrid is still going and has developed into a far more alternate-reality game theme than a Slenderman vlog.  There are a lot of clues left in the videos that lead to other online tie-ins.  Those tie-ins are then mentioned in later entries, but not really explained.  It's losing something for me.  I'm not that interested in hunting around the web for little bits of information.

MarbleHornets is back up with a 2nd season as of a few weeks ago.  This one looks like it's set up a lot more as a mystery than a horror series.  Still quite good, with a lot less of the visual tearing and sound distortion gimmicks that they started and were then copied across the Internet.  Amusingly, they seem to have embraced the common TV-show tactic of adding a pretty cast member, as a recurring character is a rather cute girl he keeps running into.

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Literate Chaotic / Re: Unofficial What are you Reading Thread?
« on: January 10, 2011, 07:07:48 pm »
Started A Game of Thrones yesterday.

Spoiler: Snape kills Robert Baratheon.

 :argh!:

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Literate Chaotic / Re: Unofficial What are you Reading Thread?
« on: January 10, 2011, 07:04:06 pm »
Started A Game of Thrones yesterday.

2832
 :)

2833
My personal favorite horror story is the Creole Pig.

Basically, the creole pig was naturally adapted to Haiti's environment, diseases, etc.  It was cheap to keep on top of it.  The US, along with the Haitian government, said they were susceptible to a disease and ordered a culling.  They killed off all these pigs and replaced them with the breeds used in the US.

The new pigs had a more stringent feeding schedule, weren't resistant to local climate or diseases, and were fed grains imported from the US.  Locals stared calling them something like "prince-au-quatre-pied" (princes on four feet, roughly).

That's a trend that continues, not necessarily as blatantly.  With subsidized crops imported from the US, it's cheaper for a lot of Haitians to buy what we grow here than it is to buy what's grown by their own farmers on their own land.  Lucky for us, that means farmers can make a living growing something like sugar cane instead of worrying about something pesky like feeding their local population.

Food systems - SUPERFUCKED.

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I don't think anyone "should" want to have kids. I'm just wondering why people who don't have them by choice say things like that. I don't think I've ever heard anyone say anything like that about other areas of life, like having a house or a car or a partner or a business or friends or pets. Is it that they just can't wrap their heads around the idea of enjoying having the little freaks around?

There are a lot of parents who talk about their precious little miracles, from every vocalized misconception they have about the way the world works to their rapidly increasing size.  It's understandable, because that's pretty much what that person's life becomes, but it's tiresome.  I think the "this is why I don't have kids" is a counter to that.  There are too many parents who don't realize how incredibly uninteresting their kids actually are to anyone but themselves.  It's like people who talk about their cats, or that dream they had that, you don't even know, felt so real.

Then for some, like me, having kids is up in the air, so the "this is why I don't have kids" is less a snooty look-how-free-I-am statement and more an affirmation as to the decision (not that it's much a decision at this point).


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4th? 

Nevermind. 

 :lulz:

Y'all are ridiculous haters.  If I'm reading this correctly, literally every team has a chance to win the Super Bowl, probably even the ones not in the post-season, except the Patriots.

Listen, I get that it became cool to hate the Pats a few years ago for the 18-1 season, but this team's only resemblance to that formula is Brady and Belichick, and the way the ball is moved down the field by the former bears little resemblance to the Brady to Moss bombs that littered that season.

Their defense is young as hell, started the season off shaky, and has turned around to become at the very least competent and at the most formidable.  There's a bevy of players that were drafted, the response to which was "for real?" that have turned out to be very, very good picks.

FFFFF-UUUUUUUU

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