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Apple Talk / Re: Spagbook
« on: March 25, 2022, 01:05:59 pm »
I wish my landlord of the last year had that confidence, instead of the confidence to say she'd double the rent in order to add me to the lease officially.

also - the view out my front door every time it rains  :lulz:

Bring and Brag / the book of forbidden geometries
« on: March 24, 2022, 06:58:59 pm »
my totally badass title for my combination gamedev/relaxation colouring book, i don't stress out too much about wrong lines or wobbles because chill is more important in that process - i only titled it after the following image starting challenging my brain in ways i didn't like. it took four days of looking at it in different short sessions before the mounting feeling of discomfort and growing fear didn't quickly stress me a headache. and then it struck me that i was looking at the opposite of sacred geometry which makes complexity a calming canvas for infinite interpretations - it isn't symmetrical, tidy.. it didn't make me feel clever because it hinted at a pattern i couldn't quite see.. so no expected dopamine rush..  and just uncomfortable for my brain to deal with.

subliminal warning: do not look indirectly at image

i still haven't figured out the algorithm, though i figured out today, there must be an algorithm, but my suspicion is that the image stopped hurting my brain i only after new neural connections formed in response to it. which would mean my brain:
a) not only figured it out
b) isn't telling me the answer

Apple Talk / Re: Seriously, NOW where is the Youtube thread?
« on: March 24, 2022, 02:08:39 pm »
on the subject of comedy and tragedy and the ever wavering line between them - i can't laugh at this, though the audience disagrees, regardless - i think this is probably the finest 12 minutes of Stewart Lee's career:

similarly i admire this commentary on ageism, though it is painfully done:

this one always hit me hard, although i think that if the comic wasn't such a good actor, they would have laughed more:

Bring and Brag / Re: music store employees - a tribute
« on: March 24, 2022, 01:42:00 pm »
ooh, i miss playing with loops! what sort of feedback are you looking for? i listened to a bunch, but my pattern tended to giving the first 20% a try, then skipping to 40-60-80%. most of what i listened to seems like a good fit for live venue/bar/wedding/etc - it can be background, while still amusing those who pay attention. i like how inventive and ranged it is - the acoustic guitar with synth accompaniment took me by surprise

my attention span is shot, so i liked some of the shorts - they made me laugh - but with that in mind i feel that maybe with the single loop deck you might be getting locked into the base layers, which makes a transition/bridge/something to break it up harder

looove the oscilloscope - yes!!

Apple Talk / Re: Spagbook
« on: March 24, 2022, 12:20:53 pm »

i thought this would be a funny way to reclaim that old transphobic trap slur.
but when i posted it to facebook last year, all i got were care reacts :evilmad:

Propaganda Depository / Re: Temper the truth to its very sharpest
« on: March 24, 2022, 12:35:23 am »
aw, thanks!  :oops:

but be careful with your complements - a little validation can be a dangerous thing - see OP  :kingmeh:

Propaganda Depository / Re: Temper the truth to its very sharpest
« on: March 23, 2022, 11:37:09 pm »
but unfortunately most of the rest i got left are also bad dad jokes - they became infested with puns over the years

Propaganda Depository / Re: Temper the truth to its very sharpest
« on: March 23, 2022, 09:51:33 pm »
thanks! it's a hand-meme-down, but one of the very finest he left me with

Propaganda Depository / Re: Temper the truth to its very sharpest
« on: March 23, 2022, 05:08:34 pm »
this reminds me of the memes i saw when i was younger

it's a cheap imitation really - the memes my great-grandfather used to post were leagues more durable. built to last.

Propaganda Depository / Re: Temper the truth to its very sharpest
« on: March 23, 2022, 05:00:59 pm »
i see nostalgia as one of the many shared mental addiction patterns we fall into if we're not vigilant

it feels good to post. it feels good to get old person likes. they get it. not like these kids.

my son is 14 now and likes to shock me. good old non-consensual mind fucks. sometimes it's a tiktok from the "online meth lifestyle" showing someone lighting up, sometimes it's violent images of death, he introduced me to Jack Stauber. last year he asked for a lifesize cardboard cutout of putin as a gift for the holidays - um, sure i think i can arrange that, but.. may i ask why - to watch me sleep

one of his favourite pastimes lately is "old person twitter". um.. ? so apparently kids find it just hilarious how the first dinosaurs of the internet spend a painful chunk of their lives sharing memes of rotary telephones with some shade-infused variety of whine about how young folx don't venerate the obsolete references they choose to still identify by. you know that "typical kid on a bench on a beautiful day, just glued to their phone when they should be... (insert old person perspective)" meme? ya - he's stored a whole collection of that on his phone just for the hypocrisy lulz.

the young are going to eat the skin off our bones. their anger is a righteous rabbit hole sharpened tooth maw of fractillian dimensions - and their love - even more infinite.

but nostalgia is an industry. there's never an end to what will become nostalgic. the dopamine cycle fueled by dollars and common sense.

i think this meme is effective because it is sharp with multiple "wtf" elements to capture attention, while remaining short - and the red flag heroin reference to an audience already tuned into receiving memes about "old people" and "old person drugs" has the potential to hurt because any change has the potential to be unpredictably hurtful, and this i think is a truth most minds mired in nostalgia - the "old person twitter" demographic - have never spent much time considering worth spending much time considering.

and the only truth really is that we dig for ourselves

Aneristic Illusions / Re: We are witnessing the end of Rovian politics
« on: March 23, 2022, 03:27:43 pm »
if it's possible to have empathy at all for trump, i then i allow myself to feel this - there's an entropic poignancy always when measuring yourself against your role models and coming up short - and at least Hitler successfully stole an election

Propaganda Depository / Re: Temper the truth to its very sharpest
« on: March 23, 2022, 03:15:22 pm »
Re: Temper the truth to its very sharpest

...and it will cut both friend and foe

that's the very line that came to mind when i saw this meme - but i neglected to put in the proper attribution:

Propaganda Depository / Temper the truth to its very sharpest
« on: March 23, 2022, 02:49:09 pm »

Aneristic Illusions / We are witnessing the end of Rovian politics
« on: March 23, 2022, 02:26:16 pm »
An article i believed quite thoroughly, back in 2008

"We are witnessing the end of Rovian politics," Eric Schmidt, CEO of Google told me. And YouTube, which Google bought in 2006 for $1.65 billion, is one of the causes of its demise.


argh.. you just spread a bad idea which was a bad idea and now i can't stop thinking about the filmation imagery of this erotic friction :horrormirth:

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