Bigotry is abound, apprently, within these boards.  There is a level of supposed tolerance I will have no part of.  Obviously, it seems to be well-embraced here.  I have finally found something more fucked up than what I'm used to.  Congrats. - Ruby

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A serious musical analysis of Clowncore.

Clowncore found here for reference:

My summary is "Sufficiently advanced music is indistinguishable from antimusic, except more consistently funny"
Puddles' Pity Party with a cover of Britney Spears that has some Tom Waits energy. But when isn't Puddles great?
Roommate got his first one today, unfortunately myself and the fiance got bumped down from 1B to 2A because the state didn't want to admit they hadn't gotten enough doses to cover all the over-50s in 1B in a timely fashion.
Randomly decided to see what the Rubberbandits have been up to lately, and apparently the answer is making a music video that starts out as Electric Six and then turns into Hot Chip at the end.
Principia Discussion / Re: List of Discordian books
March 11, 2021, 07:31:44 PM
Quote from: Rev. St. Syn, KSC (Ret.) on March 09, 2021, 03:32:05 PM
New 2021 PAPERBACK PD is available (hardcover coming back to Lulu soon)


Oh man, I've been wanting to replace my hardcover copy for so long. Lent it to a friend and they lost track of it in a move.
I do want to apologize to Cram for friending him like literally right before bed the night before I dropped facebook, and then half a year later saw him asking for clarification for who from here I was.
Quote from: Doktor Howl on March 08, 2021, 03:29:32 AM
Long time no see, dude.

Yeah, it was fun watching you mess with people on FB until I got sick of Zuck and just didn't log in for six months.
Aneristic Illusions / Re: Random News Stories
March 07, 2021, 11:58:42 PM

Sometimes a news story reminds me of something Howl said many years ago about how 99% of engineers have their head up completely up their ass but the remaining 1% can put a man on the moon.

Some of the advancements for the current vaccine are apparently giving a new angle at potentially dealing with malaria. A.K.A. the cause of death of half of all the humans who have ever lived. At least solving it in humans, probably not feasible to eliminate the wildlife reservoir and completely smallpox it. But still.
It pleases me greatly that my decision to return to forums as the superior form of online interaction has found at least a few of the old haunts even more active than when I migrated to Facebook (spits) and Twitter (hawks up a loogie and spits).
The culmination of a three-day-long facebook argument over why paying poor workers won't make everything too expensive for anyone to buy, shortly after I restated my entire point in the form of a word question with silly unit names since he kept accusing me of "just guessing" what the numbers in my hypothetical examples were...

Lolbertarian: How did the number of items produced increase by 50% if we just raised wages without adding workers?
Witness: That's the thing you keep missing, dude. Figure it out. Why would a company have to make more things? Could it be demand rises because there's more money in the pockets of consumers? No way.

Me: Uh... number of units produced didn't change because it didn't need to. I mean, in the future, the fact that more of Fakey McNotARealProduct will be purchased means a larger market and more total profits to the company (even at the same 10 gloobort profit margin) means they will *eventually* expand and produce more (and that will necessitate hiring more martian workers), but the increase in buying power happens FIRST and DRIVES the business expansion, not as a result.

Lolbertarian: Raising workers wages isn't going to increase output without adding more workers. If you added more workers, then the labor cost increase is more than 50% because some of them come in with the new full salary., not the old salary.

Me: Also, work on your word-problem skills. Nowhere in that example did it say number of items increased 50%. It said glooborts paid to the martian workers increased 50%.

Witness: yes, because we live in the 18th century

Lolbertarian: Your words, cut and pasted, "That is a 25% increase in the final price of Fakey McNotARealProduct, but the workers are making 50% more glooborts." It specifically says they are making 50% more items. My word problem skills seem fine.

Me: Output increases as a result of increase buying that results from increased buying power. The increase in buying power happens first, as the math clearly shows.
Me: Glooborts are the MONEY. Fakey McNotARealProduct is the item.
Me: Pay attention, man.

Witness: oh my god what did i just witness i can't stop laughing
Quote from: The Good Reverend Roger on April 10, 2014, 07:58:01 PM
Quote from: CorbeauEtRenard on April 10, 2014, 07:48:25 PM
I can say that Walmart's harassment policy at least covers LGBT people...
But I can also say that the policy is roundly ignored, as well.

That's worse than no policy at all.

Pretty much. It's one of several reasons I couldn't put up with their shit for two full pay periods before quitting.
I can say that Walmart's harassment policy at least covers LGBT people...
But I can also say that the policy is roundly ignored, as well.
I've always had a policy in the past of working at a place for at least twice as long as it takes to be properly trained for the job.

But I'm taking Roger's advice and bailing from this funhouse at the first opportunity.

Next shift I'm scheduled, I'm going to be searching for the reality tv cameras.
So started a new job...

My fiance had the same job at a different store and their initial instructions for how to use a particular piece of heavy equipment covered in warning signs and "No one under 18 may use this equipment" labels and stuff was "Don't touch it until we've had a chance to train you."

The store I'm working? First day and I haven't had ANY training, and they put me on the thing unsupervised with one sentence of instruction and no safety briefing or anything.  :horrormirth:

Time to start the job hunt back up already...