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Messages - LMNO, PhD (life continues)

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Oh noes!  What will you ever do now?

Hey, if Andy Kaufman fell for it....

So, interesting disconnect this morning.  One of my co-workers was bragging they did the ice bucket challenge already.  I said, "Oh, that's cool. How much did you donate?"  They replied, "At the time, I didn't realize you donated, too," and just let it at that.  As if, it's completely impossible to donate to ALS after the fact.  Like, "I already did the thing, and I'm done thinking about it."

Like there's a specific window of time when you can donate to a charity.

What's interesting is that Mrs LMNO and I know several family members who have done it, and none of them nominated us.  Maybe they know a thing or two about us.

It changed over time.  It originally started as "Ice Water, or donate $100."

Then, it changed to "Ice Water and donate $10, or donate $100."

Now, it's "Ice Water and donate whatever you want, or bitch about it on Facebook."

Someone posted something to the effect of "How many buckets of ice do I have to pour on my head to raise awareness of Ferguson?"

But I feel that's a false equivalence -- I am perfectly capable of being aware of both ALS and Ferguson.  It's not an "either pay attention to this, or pay attention to that" kind of thing.  If you allow that kind of thinking, then you can always raise it to the next level... "Why are you paying attention to that, and not to the Ebola crisis/Syria/ISIS..."

In fact, someone has already calculated the amount of water being poured over people's heads, because don't you know there's a massive drought going on right now?

I think it's adorable.  We contrive such fragile systems of thinking and then huff and puff about it. :lulz:

They're not really constructed, so much as they evolve over time. I'm fairly certain there have never been any Jewish carpenters who were able to stop storms, walk on water, and rise from the dead. But I'm also fairly certain at least one Jewish carpenter just kinda said, "Fuck this hammering. I'm gonna preach!" one day. Where that other stuff came in, I don't know. Maybe they did some good drugs. But Christianity didn't come out of thin air, and it certainly wasn't contrived like Scientology or Discordia.

Council of Nicea comes damn close, though.

Someone posted a fucking awesome t-shirt to the "I Love 80's Goth" group on Facebook.

For the lazy, it's a tshirt with the "Unknown Pleasures" waveform on it, above that it says "DEPECHE MODE", beneath it says "BOYS DON'T CRY"

They went FUCKING NUTS, like ragetears.

And yet they claim to have complex senses of humour under the eyeliner and shit...

edit: Not that this is relevant to the topic at hand at all, it's just good trolling & the wint tweet reminded me of it.

I would wear the ever living fuck out of that shirt.

Hey I kinda think I might be able to use your support here.

I feel oddly vulnerable, and I honestly don't know why.


Remember, you both have midterms next week.

I will gladly sign on as your US-affiliated partner.

I'm pretty sure it wasn't meant to be a Venn diagram, but still...

One of the few honest corporate Venn Diagrams ever:

Aneristic Illusions / Re: "I create my own reality!"
« on: August 18, 2014, 04:56:53 pm »
Which face, the one before or after my parents were born?

I'm not sure I saw our Glorious Leader posting there, but if He did, I'm sure I'd give Him a pass.

I have to say, DS2014 has been considerably retarded of late.  I mean, even by its own low standards.

Ever since Facebook deleted the original TDS, all the stupid has been leaking all over the place. It was, at least, a containment hole for most of the morons.

The new TDS (the open group) was deleted yesterday. These idiots think it's the Wild West and that they can post porn, gore, whatever they want. It's fucking Facebook, idiots.

They so edgy!

I've taken to blocking any member that uses any variation on the word "faggot" in their posts.  It really cuts down on the traffic.  I do have a feeling that eventually I'll have manually blocked the entire page.

Aneristic Illusions / Re: Random News Stories
« on: August 18, 2014, 02:09:43 pm »
Yeah.  Just a warning, Christy's posts contain pictures of her in the hospital, and are fairly gruesome if you're someone who has suffered abuse.

On a positive note, supporters of her have raised funds to help with her injuries.

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