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Apple Talk / They finally made a movie about Tucson.
« on: September 30, 2022, 11:40:09 pm »
Check out "Tenet".

The entire movie is basically Tucson interacting with the real world from an outside point of view.

All those people moving backwards?  That's NORMAL.

Apple Talk / Re: I'm back
« on: September 28, 2022, 07:42:40 pm »
Been thinking hard about that one. I guess it's mostly Roger. But my overall memory of my interactions is also that I messed it up a lot, got defensive, arrogant and also several times plain stupid. I'm not completely sure how to fix that, but I do want to. I am very much open to suggestions.

Roger's dead.  He was dragged into the jungles of Western New Mexico by wild tamarinds and eaten alive.

Or Kill Me / Re: Who takes care of the caretaker?
« on: September 25, 2022, 09:16:28 am »
Nothing!  We're literally up to our noses in potable water!  It hasn't stopped raining since June 12th.  We all died.


Just get a sharpie and move that shit.

Or Kill Me / Re: Who takes care of the caretaker?
« on: September 22, 2022, 03:43:55 am »


You're never too old to do the Lido Shuffle.


Change Chi-Town to Tucson. WHAT COULD GO WRONG
Nothing!  We're literally up to our noses in potable water!  It hasn't stopped raining since June 12th.  We all died.

« on: September 22, 2022, 03:42:40 am »

Or Kill Me / Re: Who takes care of the caretaker?
« on: September 18, 2022, 06:03:48 pm »
I'm both amused and horrified at my behavior. On one hand: it didn't take long to unravel years of growth and therapy, on the other, I turned back into the heartless monster I was known for. So well that I got myself a perma-ban from Twitter. Don't get me wrong, they totally deserved it, but Twitter also needs to be held accountable for their population of white supremacists they still allow on the platform.

Yeah, that's pretty much why I haven't gone back to FB or Twitter.

I flat out told her that once Jeff was gone, I was taking off and never coming back.

You're never too old to do the Lido Shuffle.

Apple Talk / Re: Banned on FB again.
« on: September 15, 2022, 08:01:24 pm »

Apple Talk / Re: Open Bar: Curbside Pickup Only
« on: September 15, 2022, 07:59:10 pm »
Hi, y'all.

I left Dark Finance.


I'm a cook.

You were already a cook.  You made all kinds of frou-frou yet delicious looking things and posted them.  For years.

Last band broke up.


New band is cool:


Shall I mark all as READ?

Only if ya wanna be FUCKED FOREVER.

Literate Chaotic / Re: The Scrapyard --or-- CNO's brain dump
« on: September 13, 2022, 06:26:45 pm »
A friend is someone who has not yet had sufficient motivation to throw you under the bus.

Or Kill Me / Re: Who takes care of the caretaker?
« on: September 10, 2022, 12:12:59 am »
Well, that really sucks, and I'm sorry this is happening to you two.

I only met Jeff a couple of times, but I like him a great deal.

Apple Talk / Re: More things I notice, as I notice them.
« on: September 08, 2022, 03:26:42 am »
Starfleet is just a propaganda op for Section 31, the real armed forces of the Federation.

And I thought *I* was being Captain Sunshine, here.   :lulz:

 :cainftw: :cainftw: :cainftw:

Or Kill Me / Re: Who takes care of the caretaker?
« on: September 08, 2022, 12:24:27 am »
Yeah, that whole, "I need to take care of myself" vibe has turned into a screaming fibro flare today.

I also really like the part where it went from, "How can I help?" to, "I can't actually help, how long does he have?" Basically, "I want him to die so I am free from this social contract and can just show up for snacks at the funeral."

People are fucking terrible, Dok. You're right.

Most people truly do have an aversion to the suffering of others.

The people worth knowing will deliberately work past that.  The ones that are not worth knowing will do as you describe, or even chastise you for "demanding emotional labor," because THEY'RE the victim here, buddy.

Also, I missed most of this on FB because I got deleted.  I only knew that he was sick with cancer or something.

What's going on?

Or Kill Me / Re: Who takes care of the caretaker?
« on: September 07, 2022, 06:34:53 pm »
Yeah, I used to have friends like that.  Then I got the shocking realization that I only have a dozen or so actual friends.  It took a long time to get over being angry at people for not being what I thought they were.  So believe me, I feel you.

The friends you have with you when you are in need are the only friends you have.  The rest are acquaintances.  If you treat acquaintances like friends, you're going to get hurt.

The principal difference is that a friend cares for you as a person, not just a laugh or a good time.


I've been yelled at about staying in school. I've been yelled at for working. He's my vocation, you see, he's my sole purpose to exist. This "sole purpose" made it perfectly clear I need to continue to work and study and have a life.

The sole purpose is correct in his opinion.  Assuming the worst happens, these same people will then berate you for not working or studying to be able to fend for yourself afterward.

90% of everyone are shitbags.  You can avoid noticing this until one day you can't avoid it.

Apple Talk / More things I notice, as I notice them.
« on: September 07, 2022, 03:51:25 am »
1.  In Voyager, 7 of 9 is rescued from the Borg.  First they take off most of her cybernetics.  Then they make her wear a skin-tight bodysuit.  So she has gone from cyborg to fan-service cheesecake. 

2.  Also, the prime directive can be interpreted to mean, "Don't help victims of car accidents.  You have to let things develop on their own."

Conclusion:  Star Fleet aren't the good guys.

3.  Until 2022, the Ukraine was just an annoying country to invade in the board game "Risk".  Now it's an annoying country to invade in real life.  Which makes me wonder what Greenland is going to be like in a few years.

4.  Biden needs a red background for ALL of his speeches, because it freaks the MAGA crowd out.

5.  Since the Iranians have been swiping our ocean-going drones, maybe we should make one out of pressed RDX.  Then when the pitot tube on the bottom of the hull stops registering water, it waits 15 minutes, then starts hollering "I'M A 30 SECOND BOMB!  29 28 27..."  Then bang.  Party favors.

6.  Despite having done it for 250 years, Americans have really never owned "Because fuck you, that's why."

7.  Despite having done it for 30 years, Canadians have never really owned poutine.

8.  Despite missing some people, I am happier without Facebook.  I am happier because the forums I go to are moderated by human beings, who are generally shit, but at least I'm not being conditioned by badly-written software.

9.  That makes me wonder if Hal wouldn't open the pod bay doors because David Bowman had violated community standards.

10.  The thing that bothers me most about the man-baby open-carry thing with the rifles is that it seems totally half-assed.  Impress me.  Carry a bazooka when you go to get your latte.

And demoting his husband to a personal assistant and working for Majorie Taylor Greene.

On the plus side, he's still banned from Twitter for forever  :lulz:

Watching him bawl about that was the high point of that year.

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