That line from the father's song in Mary Poppins, where he's going on about how nothing can go wrong, in Britain in 1910.  That's about the point I realized the boy was gonna die in a trench.

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Quote from: Doktor Howl on February 01, 2023, 05:47:09 AM
2.  Never outnumber Ukrainians.

Never piss off Ukrainians, period. They Do Not GAF.
Netherlands is good. I know a guy who moved there, he loves it. Nobody gives a shit about other peoples business. As long as you're not fucking with people, throwing them in the canal or something, it's All Good.
Principia Discussion / Re: Black Iron Prison
January 08, 2023, 12:50:02 AM
Quote from: Nibor the Priest on January 06, 2023, 04:42:06 PM
Quote from: Faust on January 06, 2023, 03:34:26 PM
If you want to reach new people, video is one of the easiest ways to do it, people love the meaty vlog style vids, or even shorter ones for generation ADD.

I have ADHD (and I wish it was a "generation". I might have got diagnosed before age 40) and I bloody hate the tendency for everything to be videos now, especially when I'm looking for a how-to for some quick thing—household fixes, how to do something or other in Photoshop, whatever. Text is skippable, skimmable, reread-particular-bits-without-fiddling-about-able, forget-and-refer-back-to-while-you're-doing-the-thing-able. I don't want to sit still through a 6-minute video and then forget it all immediately, when I could have found and read the relevant bit in 2.

This probably doesn't apply to less immediate and specific stuff like a potential BIP vid though. I liked scribbly's video script in the other thread, and I can see how that being a video could add things that aren't there in the text alone.

That's an ADHD symptom?
Quote from: altered on January 05, 2023, 01:04:10 AM
I mean, most of Tumblr sucks, absolutely. But it's still going to be an easier entry to the fediverse than Mastodon, since you know exactly what you're getting, exactly how to get it, and you aren't going to be effectively banned for breaking bizarre rules that nowhere else online has that are buried in a rules document that's functionally closer to a ToS in size and impenetrability than a list of rules.

Spoutible looks promising, at least in theory. The Bot Sentinel guy is building it.
Not getting my hopes up, everything has a way of turning to shit. And the word "safe" is kind of off-putting. But it makes a lot more sense than Mastodon.

Or Kill Me / Re: Time to switch sides
December 31, 2022, 02:29:56 PM
Quote from: ArchangelIdiotis on April 02, 2022, 07:33:29 AM
on joining the right wing and the libertarians, I read something interesting today. In the Starseed Signals by Robert Anton Wilson, published posthumously from his writings in the 70s, RAW is constantly calling himself a libertarian. closer to the time of his death, as I recall, he said something like he doesn't hate the poor enough to be a libertarian, and that they are republicans who smoke dope.

RAW saw that too? Cool.
I remember reading at the Political Compass site that they differentiate between the Libertarian party and libertarianism itself. I score heavily libertarian there, but it's because I don't give much of a shit what people do if they aren't hurting anybody. Consensual "crimes" and whatnot. You can't give me that stupid party.
Maybe that's why RAW was calling himself that.
Or Kill Me / Re: Who takes care of the caretaker?
December 31, 2022, 02:23:09 PM
Quote from: Suu (parody account) on December 31, 2022, 04:32:19 AM
It tastes like wanting to feel better as a child.

Ah, yeah. For me that would be metallic Hawaiian Punch from a can. It's all "I don't have to go to school and Mom will fetch me anything I need." It's just sugar water and dye and fake flavoring. Quite possibly worse than Campbell's. But if they still put it in cans I'd probably keep some on hand for sick days.

QuoteI get it, but it's not nutrient dense. He consumed enough calories for the day at breakfast and lunch, not including snacks and dinner. I am no longer fucking around and he is no longer allowed to complain.

It sounds like nobody's at "Let him do what he wants." So there's that. It's not much but it's something.
Or Kill Me / Re: Who takes care of the caretaker?
December 30, 2022, 11:34:30 PM
Campbell's chicken and rice is basically salty water with bits of crap floating here and there.  :eek:
Good to hear he's on the shakes, anyway.
Aneristic Illusions / Re: They're coming for you.
December 21, 2022, 01:57:31 PM
Paxton should have been in prison like, eight years ago anyway. And nobody's stepping in to make that happen or stop this.
Maybe everybody's seen this already. But as the old Scottish crest says, "I MAKE SURE"

Aneristic Illusions / Re: They're coming for you.
December 18, 2022, 10:59:52 PM
He really does make Howard Hughes and his piss jars look rational.
Hmmm, possibly.
Thanks. I'll follow back.  :)
I'm "heinous" now. This makes me happy.  :lulz: :lulz:

Quote from: Doktor Howl on December 11, 2022, 05:14:38 AM
Quote from: altered on December 10, 2022, 09:17:20 PM
Sidebar, I got curious and looked into it. Apparently DEFCON readiness levels aren't supposed to be reported on? Who knew?

No, really. I'm not even being sarcastic, I sincerely had the idea that DEFCON readiness was a wartime public communications tool. "This number determines the amount of Good in your immediate future, if it gets too low you can expect to assume the position forthwith." It's news to me that it is generally not known what the level at any given time is unless there's a leak or a personal decision to announce it.

It's not secret, but it is a military tool that nobody in the general public really understands.  And they learned from the terrorist color-coding thing that telling people shit only causes problems and mockery.

I still occasionally see an Orange Alert meme with a picture of Yam Tits on it.
Wooooooot! Requested.
I should have known you'd outsmart the jackholes.

Quote from: altered on November 30, 2022, 08:52:04 AM
Good luck in Zuckland.

I decided to watch a horror movie a friend recommended to me and it is the first time I've ever been genuinely terrified of a horror film. No worse possible outcome. I recommend it if you can get into slow-burns. Like, "Tarkovsky on Quaaludes" slow, but Jesus fuck. There's four things you could count as jump scares, though I don't know if any but one of them counts, and I don't think any of them are particularly scary or memorable aside from "oh wow" factor. It's the slow quiet shit that erodes your sanity.

It's called Skinamarink and there's currently no legal way to see it. I wish I had waited to see it.

So creeping suspense, sort of like like Hitchcock but gorier?

I want somebody to shove his head in a toilet and put it on TikTok.