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That's awesome, Roger.  I'm glad you found something so quickly.

Or Kill Me / Re: You're not conscious
« on: March 19, 2017, 01:26:48 pm »
I feel that QG could do something cool with, "Don't you have an update to check?"

Aneristic Illusions / Re: General Trump hilarity free-for-all thread
« on: March 17, 2017, 12:14:46 pm »
Rebels aren't born in palaces.   :lulz:

Newsfeed/Big Words.

Day 3 of having to sleep sitting up, to avoid choking.  This is probably a permanent thing.

Don't ever let them make you old.  And if they do make you old, don't let them make you sick.  And if they DO make you sick, take my advice and drive into a bridge abutment.

That sounds like fresh hell, Roger.

Well actually, have you tried not getting upset at this kind of stuff?  After all, women aren't natural leaders.  You should leave that up to the men; the penis determines mastery.


1) Yes, I know this is from Vox.

2) TL;DR - Studies suggest that existant social welfare programs lead portions of the population towards nationalism once their basic subsistence needs are met, and that proposed social welfare programs fail when the proposed recipients are non-homogenius.

3) TTL;DR - The term "populism" is being used as a cover for racism, in the same way as "states rights" is.

4) TTTL;DR - Bernie would never have won, because racism.

I am also glad you are not dead.

Think for Yourself, Schmuck! / Re: Post-Irony (& The New Sincerity)
« on: March 14, 2017, 02:17:32 pm »
Is that a self-generated irony though, or is it a fear-induced response to the very plausible possibility of social mockery?

Aneristic Illusions / Re: Random News Stories
« on: March 14, 2017, 02:04:52 pm »
So, about this whole Kellyanne "Microwaves are cameras" thing?  Yeah, it's funny, but:

University of Utah engineers showed that a wireless network of radio transmitters can track people moving behind solid walls. The system could help police, firefighters and others nab intruders, and rescue hostages, fire victims and elderly people who fall in their homes. It also might help retail marketing and border control.

Dated 2009.

Yes, it's 'radio waves' rather than 'microwaves', but that's just classifications about wavelength.

So, be careful how you make fun of her on this one, because whether or not she meant to, she did get relatively close to the target.

Yeah, I'm pretty sure RAW even calls him out directly in one of the Cosmic Trigger books.

Think for Yourself, Schmuck! / Re: Post-Irony (& The New Sincerity)
« on: March 10, 2017, 08:44:59 pm »
I lean away from what I call the "Protestant Work Ethic" theory, where a human is only satisfied when they are producing something of value.  While I understand that most people do not want to be the hedonistic meat sacks in "Wall-E", I feel that most people wouldn't do that if their basic survival needs were met.  Some would, of course, since humans come in all flavors -- but once the initial period of relief passed ("I'm gonna sleep all day and get drunk a lot!"), I feel that people would start looking for something to do, independent of "earning money".  And again, many people would indeed want to make more money, but many wouldn't. 

So, the idea of people wanting something other than existentialism or science is understandable, but I don't think a line should be drawn straight from that to "everyone wants a job".

Think for Yourself, Schmuck! / Re: Post-Irony
« on: March 08, 2017, 07:21:02 pm »
I get what you and Wallace are saying, I'm just getting stuck on calling it "irony".

Eh, I don't want to derail.  I'll keep reading.

Oh, and you should totally see the movie Pecker.

To be fair, my brother is also a fairly good guitar player, so he had kind of a head start.

That's my girl Divine.

Been working at 5-string banjo for a few years now and really feel like I am getting somewhere.

I can do basic claw-hammer just fine, it's really easy actually. Now, after much effort, I can just about sing and finger-pick at the same time, which is SUPER RAD.

People make fun of ukuleles, but 10 years of playing those dinky little things have translated into a baseline competency in other string instruments.

My brother plays a mean banjo.  Learned a lot of the old Appalachian songs, too, the ones with the weird tunings.

He was very into recommending the Earl Scruggs instruction books for people who wanted to learn [/borderline unsolicited advice]

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