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Messages - Doktor Howl

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What pisses me off more than Gunn being fired in particular is the notion that this is the test run for a never-ending campaign of hitjobs like this.
And what pisses me off even more than that is that nobody wants to own up to the fact that this was always a flaw of call-out culture, and that while trying rapists and abusers in the court of public opinion is all well and good for people who otherwise would be untouchable, but can we all agree that shouldn't be the end goal? Like, isn't it time we started, y'know, fixing the legal system so victims can actually get justice? No? Just keep dragging celebrities cuz it makes us feel good? Well alright then.

That's not a flaw of call-out culture, it is the logical end result of call-out culture.  You may remember what went on here a couple of years ago.  That was basically a working model of what happened in the "real" world.  It was never, ever about justice.  It was about who the king-shit caller-outer was.  Who was the most morally pure tumblrista.

It took quite some time for me to stop being bitter about that.

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Techmology and Scientism / Re: Discordian Transhumanism?
« on: Today at 05:24:41 am »
I'm down to be a cyborg.

Good luck getting parts.

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Much as we hate to admit it, there has never been a dumb President.

And that is when Twid jinxed us all.

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Early-stage senile dementia is as good an explanation as any.

Not unless he's had it since he was 22.

I just surfed youtube a bit, so I could present some evidence that Trump once had something resembling a command of the English language, and that his lack of vocabulary was indicative of recent mental decay.
:eek: :horrormirth:
I stand corrected.  It appears that he always talked like this.

I remember the 80s quite clearly.  He was a shitnozzle then, he's a shitnozzle now.

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At work today, giving a talk to the (lol) "energy task force" about the utility bills.  It is worth mentioning that Ron the Dumbass has never dealt with commercial or industrial utilities.

Me:  "So demand is the highest use of power in any 15 minute period, and on-peak charges are based on the highest momentary use of power during peak hours."

Ron the Dumbass:  "No, that's wrong.  There's no momentary charge."

Me:  "But there is.  I have been doing this for many years and the charge is in fact momentary."

Ron:  "You don't know what you're talking about."

Me:  "Okay"  *sits down*

Boss:  "Ron, shut up.  Roger, continue."

Me:  "I was actually done anyway."

State representative via skype:  "So, how come this one peak charge is higher than the daily demand?"

Me:  "Well, I'd say because you only need a half second to establish a peak, but you need 15 minutes to establish a demand, but Ron informs me that this is incorrect, so I'm going to say that the specially-trained monkeys that enter the data at the electric company are all messed up on crack and entering gibberish."

Boss:  "You don't have to be a smartass."

Me:  "Apparently I do."

Ron:  "What's wrong with you?"

Me:  "You are, Ron.  You make me hate data analysis, which is the only thing in the world that I love that loves me back."

State representative:  "Someone shut Ron up while there's still a task force."

And that is how you handle Dunning Krueger in an engineer.  You feed them to state level politicians.




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Superhero films are puerile derivative trash,

Also, this should be engraved in Christopher Nolan's forehead.

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Al Franken, to be precise.  It was a vortex of failure and shame for everyone involved.

Mostly on account of how the Nazis know how to make us devour our own.

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The on-hold music I am listening to right now makes me want to wreak havoc on the responsible musicians with a nuclear savagery sufficient to propel their ruined bodies back in time to explode in their mother's wombs.

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And yes, the alt right set him up, and the progressives played their part in the outrage machine and everyone involved is culpable in the most boring tedious antidrama cycle that they have settled into.

This all reminds me of a certain senator.

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so while we're writing off groups of liberals, can we also write off anyone who is fully aware that the campaign against James Gunn was orchestrated by the Alt-right, but still decries him and anyone who defends him, because apparently punishing someone for cringy tweets we already knew about ten years ago is somehow higher priority than NOT playing into the hands of Nazis?


Who is James Gunn and why should I care?  I mean, because looking at it, he's a filmmaker who decided that rape/pedo jokes on twitter was a good idea.

Is he running for office?

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Or Kill Me / Re: The Flight of Roger
« on: Yesterday at 09:29:50 pm »
Good Lord.

This was the day my life went sideways.  I mean my real life.  And that was 13 years and 5 months ago, and I had finally had enough of Chicago.

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