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The company you keep
« on: February 22, 2017, 08:48:51 pm »
So I've been spending some spare time with Dave lately. Dave loves to tell really edgy jokes about rape and is generally a sexist piece of shit. But he's OK if you're just talking about music or the weather.

Steve sometimes joins us. Steve loves music, particularly Skrewdiver and Burzum. He's got some strange ideas about racial purity but the banter between him, Dave and Jamal is top notch.

Jamal is hilarious, by the way. Really liberal and progressive. He does think that Malcom X was a filthy moderate and that the Black Panthers should have put much more effort into "killing Whitey" but apart from that he's pretty cool.


Here's the thing folks, the people you choose to associate with, the people you CHOOSE to spend your free time with say a lot about YOU. If you spend all your spare time with idiots, don't be surprised when other people assume you're a fucking idiot as well. The company you keep says a lot about you to an outside observer. These observers can be your other friends, family and occasionally authority figures like, for instance, the police. If you're not happy about that, then you need to spend less time with people who you know have problematic viewpoints.

Don't try that "I'm trying to change the group from within" shite either. Because you can't point at an instance where this has ever worked, let alone a time when you successfully did it. Don't pull the "I'm going to expose this horrible group from within" crap either. You're not a professional agent provocateur or credible investigative journalist so what you will be doing instead is enabling a shitty group of people to carry on being shitty in their own particular way. Oh, wait, they're just "friends you've had for a really long time"? Well, fuck you and fuck your friends. Being acquainted with dickheads for a long time doesn't give you some kind of free pass. In fact, it makes me think you're just a damn clown for associating with these people for that long.

You have a very finite amount of time in the world, call it 90 years at best. You are very unlikely to even get that long. Do you really want to spend more than a second than is necessary with shitty people?

If you do, guess what? You're a shitty person.
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Re: The company you keep
« Reply #1 on: February 22, 2017, 09:09:22 pm »
Damn, this is so spot-on it hurts!

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Should go into the new testament, IMO. If you want it to.
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Re: The company you keep
« Reply #2 on: February 22, 2017, 09:29:51 pm »
Sure, if its wanted. My usual (lack) of permissions apply.
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Re: The company you keep
« Reply #3 on: February 23, 2017, 01:08:34 am »
Don't hang out with people who don't agree with you, man. You're just asking for trouble

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Re: The company you keep
« Reply #4 on: February 23, 2017, 01:09:47 am »
Don't hang out with people who don't agree with you, man. You're just asking for trouble

Annnnnnd you just jumped the shark.
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Re: The company you keep
« Reply #5 on: February 23, 2017, 01:23:21 am »
Don't hang out with people who don't agree with you, man. You're just asking for trouble

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« Reply #6 on: February 23, 2017, 01:30:53 am »
It takes a special kind of mind to condense the OP into one, trite line.
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Re: The company you keep
« Reply #7 on: February 23, 2017, 01:33:03 am »
Don't hang out with people who don't agree with you, man. You're just asking for trouble

Annnnnnd you just jumped the shark.

Hey that rhymes with narc... coincidence?
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Re: The company you keep
« Reply #8 on: February 23, 2017, 01:35:42 am »
It takes a special kind of mind to condense the OP into one, trite line.

It's impressive, particularly as that wasn't even what I was saying.

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« Reply #9 on: February 23, 2017, 01:37:20 am »
It takes a special kind of mind to condense the OP into one, trite line.

It's impressive, particularly as that wasn't even what I was saying.

Right, there's also the whole getting it completely wrong.
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« Reply #10 on: February 23, 2017, 01:42:44 am »
I get the feeling this kind of mind should be in a jar, to be studied by future generations. Or just for easy access to the brain slicer thing that Nigel fucks around with.

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Re: The company you keep
« Reply #11 on: February 23, 2017, 05:01:29 am »
Marked Abby Someone?
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Re: The company you keep
« Reply #12 on: February 23, 2017, 05:13:39 am »
Marked Abby Someone?

3 points for an excellent reference that simian.
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« Reply #13 on: February 23, 2017, 07:46:40 am »
I get the feeling this kind of mind should be in a jar, to be studied by future generations. Or just for easy access to the brain slicer thing that Nigel fucks around with.

Ugh, I'd have to clean it forever before processing anything else on it.
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Re: The company you keep
« Reply #14 on: February 27, 2017, 05:31:59 pm »
The OP rings so very true to me.  That has been one of the toughest lessons I've had to learn in my life.

I'm only a felon because of a combination of alcohol and hanging on to certain shitty friends I grew up with.

Learning to carefully select my friends, rather than just being friends with whoever life collided me with, has improved my life 1000%

Thank you for the OP.
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