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Ooh, thanks! I didn't know I could do that.

Whoever it was never got in, I was just kidding about that part.
Quote from: Freeky on August 27, 2017, 09:04:49 PM
What?  :? and also :argh!: maybe

Heh, more of a  :lulz:

Somebody has been trying to get into both Nigel's and my FB account for a while now. It's intermittent and I don't know who is doing it. I posted this here just in case it was some peanut gallery type. But WHOM?

Could well be some Facebook bigot. Impossible to say.
Oh man, guys. Bad news. After attempt 7.5823x10^67 of brute forcing the wrong password SOMEBODY, some MYSTERIOUS PERSON finally got into my facebook account.

I commend you, whoever you are, shapeless void. You may now peruse my PMs with all of the agony and ecstasy that comes with such a monumental bit of glory.

Thank you, utter shadow without form, you have humbled me.
Right, humans are the best, which is why this conversation began with wanting to escape from them into a cold, unknown universe.

Quote from: Chelagoras The Boulder on June 22, 2017, 04:57:17 AM
this is why i'm sincerely hoping we colonize a planet in my lifetime. It's the only semi-possible escape i can see from this madness.

I would happily nuke this planet or worse to prevent human beings from colonizing space with rape, murder, and anti-vaxx-type bullshit.

If I were an intelligent, space faring culture, I would throw an isolation grid over this planet faster than any dude could ever put on a condom.

The only solace I find in this world, philosophically, is that we've used up too many resources to let the madness OUT.
Quote from: chinagreenelvis on June 17, 2017, 08:03:54 PM
I can't tell you, Faust, how happy it makes me to see you're still using my graphics for your icon.

I'm surprised at all. It is an incredible piece of art.
Or Kill Me / Broadcasted
June 17, 2017, 07:48:52 PM
I am abandoning my sense of cynicism.

Of course, that is wishful thinking. There's no way my brain will ever unknow the things it knows.

I know that those of us that don't drown or fry or get the business end of an oppressive government or a thousand other more detailed and dreadful scenarios will simply suffer from witnessing the fall of humanity.

And that's a real bummer.

Sure, the waters will rise, the earth will shake, and EVERYONE will be extra thirsty. We all know what happens to humans when they get THIRSTY.

But I can no longer maintain my cynicism despite these facts. Why? Because of Star Trek and Cosmos.

That does, at first seem damned silly. Especially when you figure how nobody with any power listened to a damn word Carl Sagan said, not so you'd notice anyway.

But it's not the hope of exploration and peace that frees me from the bounds of equal part fear and resignation, nor is it powerful insights into our own history in this vast universe. It's the fact that these TV shows exist at all.

We, a smattering of stardust in meat-form made TV shows! Not only that, we made TV shows about how badly we want to get back out into space, from whence we came. That is not only TOTALLY FUCKING COOL, but it shows us something essential:

Star dust can make TV shows.

Let me repeat that:
Star dust can make TV shows.

And sure, TV shows, on the cosmic scale aren't that important, that's not the point. If star dust can make TV shows once, they can probably do it again. And again, and again, and again. Why not?

Yes, it's going to be a real shit-show here on this dirt ball. People will suffer...more than they already are, which is kind of incredible in and of itself. We are going to leave this universe shrieking, no doubt about that.

But it's not exactly a universal tragedy, is it? I mean, do you want HUMANS exploring the stars? Jesus, NO!

Not that it's a moral dilemma we will have to face because we're past the point where that was a possibility, and I think we should be grateful for that. We had our chance, we had every natural resource needed to reach our bloody hands past the sky, and we blew it before we realized we blew it.

And that's a sad story and all, but I take extraordinary comfort in knowing some other intelligent life will, or has, not made the same mistakes as we. Maybe they won't even bother with TV, but I kind of doubt it. They will dream hard, just as we have, and they will do a better job. Not on this planet, of course, but somewhere in that epic vastness stories will be told and broadcasted into a future that isn't essentially doomed.

We failed the only litmus test that matters: Can you sustain yourself?

The answer is a resounded, deafening NO.

And that's ok, because there's still time, time enough for love, time enough for being honest with ourselves about who we are and what we want, time enough for us all to savor each moment of our stupid, pointless lives.

Either way, in 1000 years, if humans were to miraculously survive, nobody would remember who YOU are, so what, exactly do you have to lose?
I try to keep Discordia as far away from my self as possible. She's gross and weird and mean.

Quote(Stay Tuned For More)

I was going to say how disappointing this recipe was, but then I remembered the candied yams. Now I'm REALLY disappointed.
Quote from: LMNO on June 08, 2017, 04:46:59 PM
Admitted to telling an associate to leak information to the NY Times.

The GOP are gonna be passing out pitchforks.

Lord do I hope that's the hill they choose to die on.
Quote from: Cain on June 08, 2017, 04:43:15 PM
Directly called the President a liar several times.

Not a lot of people have done that directly, it's kind of amazing how easily he said it, generally how relaxed he is.

It must be a relief to get all this out.
"So, that was a hostile act by the Russian government against this country?"

Comey: "Yes"

*Howling in the distance*
Or Kill Me / Re: Kesha's yelling timber
June 08, 2017, 03:32:04 AM
Quote from: Eater of Clowns on June 08, 2017, 02:51:16 AM
Quote from: Salty on June 07, 2017, 10:51:09 PM
That awful, I'm so sorry and glad you didn't die!

On the other hand, for the rest of your life you get to tell people you're really bad at falling to your death. So, that's a win.
I dunno. I'm so bad at it that I've never come even near as close as Da6s.

I think the caveat here is that you have to actually fall. To be worse at it than Da6s, you'd have to fall at least 51 ft without dying.