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Principia Discordia => Apple Talk => Topic started by: Cain on October 02, 2018, 12:20:11 am

Title: Open Bar: Drinks are on the Supreme Court
Post by: Cain on October 02, 2018, 12:20:11 am
Don't worry, he'll send a bear to maul some kids for making fun of a bald man soon enough.
Title: Re: Open Bar: Drinks are on the Supreme Court
Post by: Doktor Howl on October 02, 2018, 01:18:06 am
Don't worry, he'll send a bear to maul some kids for making fun of a bald man soon enough.


Nobody ever did that for me.  :cry:
Title: Re: Open Bar: Drinks are on the Supreme Court
Post by: Hoopla! on October 02, 2018, 03:50:24 am
Don’t forget this one:

“Now's not the time to get silly, so wear your big boots and jump on the garbage clowns.”
- Ecclesiastes 25:6:4
Title: Re: Open Bar: Drinks are on the Supreme Court
Post by: Doktor Howl on October 02, 2018, 03:53:23 am
Don’t forget this one:

“Now's not the time to get silly, so wear your big boots and jump on the garbage clowns.”
- Ecclesiastes 25:6:4

This has NEVER been more true.
Title: Re: Open Bar: Drinks are on the Supreme Court
Post by: Cain on October 02, 2018, 10:05:55 am
Don't worry, he'll send a bear to maul some kids for making fun of a bald man soon enough.


Nobody ever did that for me.  :cry:

This may have been an Elisha specific deal.  Perform some more miracles and prophecies - maybe God won't notice the difference.
Title: Re: Open Bar: Drinks are on the Supreme Court
Post by: Doktor Howl on October 02, 2018, 07:37:41 pm
I'm just sitting here watching Brett Kavenaugh get pushed under the bus.  :lulz:

Every fucking day is a festival.
Title: Re: Open Bar: Drinks are on the Supreme Court
Post by: axod on October 04, 2018, 08:55:04 pm
Fine, I 'need' some new computers in order to watch/serve the show. So I look at my favorite friendly purveyor of stylishly modded unix boxes, uncle mac. To my horror, they soldered all user servicable parts to the 'logic' board of their portable devices. If history (mine) is any guide, this does not bode well for my use profile... Also, I use blender, which supposedly melts the clock on this 'optimized' configuration. Does anyone have any advice before I get fired for using boxes that are over a decade young?

[cost is not an issue, apparently, but I'm not guaranteed full upgrade for who knows how long]
Title: Re: Open Bar: Drinks are on the Supreme Court
Post by: Doktor Howl on October 04, 2018, 09:38:30 pm
Fine, I 'need' some new computers in order to watch/serve the show. So I look at my favorite friendly purveyor of stylishly modded unix boxes, uncle mac. To my horror, they soldered all user servicable parts to the 'logic' board of their portable devices. If history (mine) is any guide, this does not bode well for my use profile... Also, I use blender, which supposedly melts the clock on this 'optimized' configuration. Does anyone have any advice before I get fired for using boxes that are over a decade young?

[cost is not an issue, apparently, but I'm not guaranteed full upgrade for who knows how long]


Never again buy from that person.  I have tossed vendors involving millions of dollars per year over that sort of shit.  Then I make it known that I did.
Title: Re: Open Bar: Drinks are on the Supreme Court
Post by: axod on October 04, 2018, 09:52:43 pm
Fine, I 'need' some new computers in order to watch/serve the show. So I look at my favorite friendly purveyor of stylishly modded unix boxes, uncle mac. To my horror, they soldered all user servicable parts to the 'logic' board of their portable devices. If history (mine) is any guide, this does not bode well for my use profile... Also, I use blender, which supposedly melts the clock on this 'optimized' configuration. Does anyone have any advice before I get fired for using boxes that are over a decade young?

[cost is not an issue, apparently, but I'm not guaranteed full upgrade for who knows how long]


Never again buy from that person.  I have tossed vendors involving millions of dollars per year over that sort of shit.  Then I make it known that I did.

okay, but the other guy runs his ship like a hoar-house. at least he used to. not that theres anything wrong with that, except when you cant even synch 44kHz audio reliably. that caused at least one person to sprain an ankle.
Title: Re: Open Bar: Drinks are on the Supreme Court
Post by: Faust on October 04, 2018, 11:00:58 pm
Modded Unix, uncle mac, you mean apple shite?

Yeah they mold all their components, and inject with plastic save a mm in space, kill the heat profile of the device, you can never repair a faulty component, it forces users to replace the whole thing. I've been apple free since 2016 when I got rid of itunes, haven't had their hardware since 2014. Have never looked back.
Title: Re: Open Bar: Drinks are on the Supreme Court
Post by: axod on October 05, 2018, 12:13:04 am
Modded Unix, uncle mac, you mean apple shite?

Yeah they mold all their components, and inject with plastic save a mm in space, kill the heat profile of the device, you can never repair a faulty component, it forces users to replace the whole thing. I've been apple free since 2016 when I got rid of itunes, haven't had their hardware since 2014. Have never looked back.

if I may be so bold, could you be kind enough to tell us what you run?
(I did enjoy osX's free bsd kernel and bash shell)
(I might just get a 2017 and run a linux box)

[edit 0]
IIRC some noob now owns git. so i feel a smidge less sure of myself.

[edit 1]
Q) Dear Axod, why is your knowledge of hardware so deplorable?
A) Internet porn, Sir.
Title: Re: Open Bar: Drinks are on the Supreme Court
Post by: Faust on October 05, 2018, 12:51:30 am
I have a custom build laptop from PC specialist
https://www.pcspecialist.co.uk/laptops/

I7, 16 GB RAM, older graphics card (as the newest game I play on this is morrowind), SSD for the OS, regular sata for larger storage
My one regret is I went cheap on the case (at the time I thought I don't care about looks), but there are a couple of robustness issues with the plastic, if you go down this route and spend a lot on the internals, spend a little more on the case.

For the OS a mix of debian, and windows 10 (which probably means the 3 letter agencies know everything about me, but I'm not very exciting).
Title: Re: Open Bar: Drinks are on the Supreme Court
Post by: LuciferX on October 05, 2018, 06:31:56 am
As an aside, ppl round here been running a shit-ton of red lights bout me. I'd lov to think it just a ludic principle. Or, are people really losing it for real this time?
Title: Re: Open Bar: Drinks are on the Supreme Court
Post by: Cain on October 05, 2018, 07:51:12 am
I will say on the graphics card front, you can still get away with a GTX 1060 for most modern games.  I bought Rise of the Tomb Raider the other week and it runs almost perfectly on a mix of high and ultra settings.  Anything more is nice, but completely unnecessary until probably the next-gen consoles are released.  Unless you're mining bitcoins or something, but then you're a terrible person anyway.
Title: Re: Open Bar: Drinks are on the Supreme Court
Post by: Eater of Clowns on October 05, 2018, 11:24:55 am
I was using my custom box to mine Necronomicoin, until it crawled up the wall and screamed in 1000 voices. :(
Title: Re: Open Bar: Drinks are on the Supreme Court
Post by: LMNO on October 05, 2018, 12:59:18 pm
I'm just sitting here watching Brett Kavenaugh get pushed under the bus.  :lulz:

Every fucking day is a festival.

And then, the inevitable happened.
Title: Re: Open Bar: Drinks are on the Supreme Court
Post by: Cain on October 05, 2018, 02:43:59 pm
I'm just sitting here watching Brett Kavenaugh get pushed under the bus.  :lulz:

Every fucking day is a festival.

And then, the inevitable happened.

Trump went on Air Force 1 with toilet paper stuck to his shoe?
Title: Re: Open Bar: Drinks are on the Supreme Court
Post by: LMNO on October 05, 2018, 02:57:47 pm
That, too.  I meant more that Brett the Rapist Judge isn't getting quashed, he's getting support.



And the GOP base is getting riled up to vote in November.  So much for the "blue wave".
Title: Re: Open Bar: Drinks are on the Supreme Court
Post by: Cain on October 05, 2018, 03:13:56 pm
Apparently he had to write the WSJ op-ed because they still didn't have 50 votes.  But yeah.  And I've posted my thoughts on the "blue wave" already.
Title: Re: Open Bar: Drinks are on the Supreme Court
Post by: LMNO on October 05, 2018, 03:51:13 pm
It would have been a 'blue ripple', if anything.

Now, it's "welcome to the kleptocracy"
Title: Re: Open Bar: Drinks are on the Supreme Court
Post by: Cain on October 05, 2018, 03:54:27 pm
On the other hand, after that outburst during the last hearing, there will be a good argument from now to eternity to have him recuse himself from any strongly political case, since his bias is clear and overt. 

I mean, we all know where John Roberts stands, for example, but he also didn't make a complete arse of himself ranting about Clintonian conspiracy theories during his hearing.
Title: Re: Open Bar: Drinks are on the Supreme Court
Post by: LMNO on October 05, 2018, 03:57:17 pm
"Judge Kavenaugh, please recuse yourself from this case."


"NO."






"Uh.... ok, then."
Title: Re: Open Bar: Drinks are on the Supreme Court
Post by: Doktor Howl on October 05, 2018, 04:00:56 pm
I'm just sitting here watching Brett Kavenaugh get pushed under the bus.  :lulz:

Every fucking day is a festival.

And then, the inevitable happened.

Yeah, the fat bastard was just hedging his bets.  I knew Flake was gonna flip, but I didn't expect Collins.
Title: Re: Open Bar: Drinks are on the Supreme Court
Post by: Cain on October 05, 2018, 04:01:36 pm
I know he won't.  But the argument will get made, every time.  The video will get shown, every time.

If you want to start the ball rolling on Supreme Court reform, then that's going to be the centrepiece.
Title: Re: Open Bar: Drinks are on the Supreme Court
Post by: Doktor Howl on October 05, 2018, 04:01:49 pm
On the other hand, after that outburst during the last hearing, there will be a good argument from now to eternity to have him recuse himself from any strongly political case, since his bias is clear and overt. 

I mean, we all know where John Roberts stands, for example, but he also didn't make a complete arse of himself ranting about Clintonian conspiracy theories during his hearing.

Also, with one glaring exception (Citizens United), Roberts' record hasn't actually been all that bad, considering who installed him.
Title: Re: Open Bar: Drinks are on the Supreme Court
Post by: Doktor Howl on October 05, 2018, 04:02:31 pm
That, too.  I meant more that Brett the Rapist Judge isn't getting quashed, he's getting support.



And the GOP base is getting riled up to vote in November.  So much for the "blue wave".

If 41% of the left show up at the polls, I will kiss my own ass in public.
Title: Re: Open Bar: Drinks are on the Supreme Court
Post by: Cain on October 05, 2018, 04:02:53 pm
On the other hand, after that outburst during the last hearing, there will be a good argument from now to eternity to have him recuse himself from any strongly political case, since his bias is clear and overt. 

I mean, we all know where John Roberts stands, for example, but he also didn't make a complete arse of himself ranting about Clintonian conspiracy theories during his hearing.

Also, with one glaring exception (Citizens United), Roberts' record hasn't actually been all that bad, considering who installed him.

Yeah, he's a judge first and foremost, which cannot be said of Kavanaugh, going by both his statements and his past rulings.
Title: Re: Open Bar: Drinks are on the Supreme Court
Post by: Doktor Howl on October 05, 2018, 04:06:00 pm
Today is gong to be busy for me, but check back later for some fucked up weirdness.  I have something that is too ticklish to not write down.
Title: Re: Open Bar: Drinks are on the Supreme Court
Post by: LMNO on October 05, 2018, 04:14:16 pm
51-49 yea votes, confirmation votes starts tomorrow.
Title: Re: Open Bar: Drinks are on the Supreme Court
Post by: Doktor Howl on October 05, 2018, 04:50:35 pm
51-49 yea votes, confirmation votes starts tomorrow.

Fucking knew it.
Title: Re: Open Bar: Drinks are on the Supreme Court
Post by: LMNO on October 05, 2018, 04:54:05 pm
51-49 yea votes, confirmation votes starts tomorrow.

Fucking knew it.

In a 'shocking' twist, one Republican voted no, and one Democrat voted yes.
Title: Re: Open Bar: Drinks are on the Supreme Court
Post by: Doktor Howl on October 05, 2018, 04:54:39 pm
51-49 yea votes, confirmation votes starts tomorrow.

Fucking knew it.

In a 'shocking' twist, one Republican voted no, and one Democrat voted yes.

I saw that.  Which democrat?  This requires life-long shaming.
Title: Re: Open Bar: Drinks are on the Supreme Court
Post by: LMNO on October 05, 2018, 04:59:24 pm
Joe Manchin of West Virginia.  The 'yes' Republican was Lisa Murkowski of Alaska.
Title: Re: Open Bar: Drinks are on the Supreme Court
Post by: Doktor Howl on October 05, 2018, 05:00:48 pm
Joe Manchin of West Virginia.  The 'yes' Republican was Lisa Murkowski of Alaska.

She was no.
 

But she will roll over in the full session.  Bank on it.

Manchin needs some sweet, sweet FB & Snailmail lovin'.
Title: Re: Open Bar: Drinks are on the Supreme Court
Post by: LMNO on October 05, 2018, 05:09:34 pm
Right, I got that flipped.
Title: Re: Open Bar: Drinks are on the Supreme Court
Post by: axod on October 06, 2018, 02:33:04 am
Faust:
Ty for the specs. For the commercial OS, I'm prolly still gonna have to do a hackintosh, because I dont see being able to migrate back to windows anytime soon. cant even think about /usr/local.

Cain/E.O.C:
Yeah, I still dont understand GPU's very well. when I'm doing neural nets tho, I know I need about 4Gigs, at least thats what works on the desktop.

---

So, instead, today I bought some chains at the hardware store, to which I can still somewhat relate. Oh, and now I need broadband or Mr. Thiel is gonna pull me over.
Title: Re: Open Bar: Drinks are on the Supreme Court
Post by: T̼̞̼ͅr̳̬̤̖̱͚̮̘̜̦̦i̲̩̝͕̣̲̪v̺͇̫̯͉͖͈͖͔̺̰̣͉̟̻̫̭i̦̖Q on October 06, 2018, 03:44:05 am
Dumpster dove some Quadro k6000.  Dunno if any work because my damn power supply is short a cable  :argh!:


My luck though is they're actually fried.
Title: Re: Open Bar: Drinks are on the Supreme Court
Post by: chaotic neutral observer on October 06, 2018, 04:42:51 am
I was trying to teach myself to deglaze a pan, and accidentally made a small quantity of what I can only describe as "teriyaki caramel".
I don't know how to repeat this, and suspect it would be unwise to try.
Title: Re: Open Bar: Drinks are on the Supreme Court
Post by: Cain on October 06, 2018, 06:40:18 am
Cain/E.O.C:
Yeah, I still dont understand GPU's very well. when I'm doing neural nets tho, I know I need about 4Gigs, at least thats what works on the desktop.

I did a quick and dirty price comparison, and a GTX 680 4GB only costs around $40 less than a GTX 1060, which is listed as 3GB but is effectively 16GB of virtual RAM.  Given the difference, I would go for the latter as the price difference is negligible but having more VRAM is always nice - it will allow you to do other things while the neural nets work away.
Title: Re: Open Bar: Drinks are on the Supreme Court
Post by: axod on October 08, 2018, 01:08:48 am
Cain/E.O.C:
Yeah, I still dont understand GPU's very well. when I'm doing neural nets tho, I know I need about 4Gigs, at least thats what works on the desktop.

I did a quick and dirty price comparison, and a GTX 680 4GB only costs around $40 less than a GTX 1060, which is listed as 3GB but is effectively 16GB of virtual RAM.  Given the difference, I would go for the latter as the price difference is negligible but having more VRAM is always nice - it will allow you to do other things while the neural nets work away.
Current Status: Well, at least 1080 is divisible by pi. Thar goes my future in IT and liberal democracy.
Title: Re: Open Bar: Drinks are on the Supreme Court
Post by: LuciferX on October 08, 2018, 03:46:47 am
Sidebar: that rocket thing was cool, again.
Title: Re: Open Bar: Drinks are on the Supreme Court
Post by: LuciferX on October 08, 2018, 06:45:50 pm
Cain/E.O.C:
Yeah, I still dont understand GPU's very well. when I'm doing neural nets tho, I know I need about 4Gigs, at least thats what works on the desktop.

I did a quick and dirty price comparison, and a GTX 680 4GB only costs around $40 less than a GTX 1060, which is listed as 3GB but is effectively 16GB of virtual RAM.  Given the difference, I would go for the latter as the price difference is negligible but having more VRAM is always nice - it will allow you to do other things while the neural nets work away.
Current Status: Well, at least 1080 is divisible by pi. Thar goes my future in IT and liberal democracy.

That number after the three letter acronym, I think it's related to the clock rate. Not sure you need that to be big if you're doing nets/demoscene art instead of full texture scene rendering at 60 fps for hyper-responsive high-end gameplay. If you were looking for a laptop, one of those GPU's may require breakout via thunderbolt. Just my 2 cent.
Title: Re: Open Bar: Drinks are on the Supreme Court
Post by: Cain on October 08, 2018, 07:00:46 pm
Oh yeah, for sure it would be overkill and then some.  But for such a small price difference, I thought I'd mention the option.
Title: Re: Open Bar: Drinks are on the Supreme Court
Post by: axod on October 08, 2018, 07:20:25 pm
Dumpster dove some Quadro k6000.  Dunno if any work because my damn power supply is short a cable  :argh!:


My luck though is they're actually fried.

Could just be an ity bity resistor? Give us a ring next time, we have all diving certifications.

Oh yeah, for sure it would be overkill and then some.  But for such a small price difference, I thought I'd mention the option.
I for one appreciate knowing that that might be overkill— at least now I know which way is up. its frankly disorienting, this technology is.
Title: Re: Open Bar: Drinks are on the Supreme Court
Post by: LuciferX on October 08, 2018, 08:24:36 pm
I was trying to teach myself to deglaze a pan, and accidentally made a small quantity of what I can only describe as "teriyaki caramel".
I don't know how to repeat this, and suspect it would be unwise to try.
It kept on whispering, "put that in your pipe and smoke it."
Title: Re: Open Bar: Drinks are on the Supreme Court
Post by: T̼̞̼ͅr̳̬̤̖̱͚̮̘̜̦̦i̲̩̝͕̣̲̪v̺͇̫̯͉͖͈͖͔̺̰̣͉̟̻̫̭i̦̖Q on October 09, 2018, 04:01:34 pm
Dumpster dove some Quadro k6000.  Dunno if any work because my damn power supply is short a cable  :argh!:


My luck though is they're actually fried.

Could just be an ity bity resistor? Give us a ring next time, we have all diving certifications.

Oh yeah, for sure it would be overkill and then some.  But for such a small price difference, I thought I'd mention the option.
I for one appreciate knowing that that might be overkill— at least now I know which way is up. its frankly disorienting, this technology is.


Many prospects here.
Title: Re: Open Bar: Drinks are on the Supreme Court
Post by: Q. G. Pennyworth on October 09, 2018, 07:48:37 pm
"Much of the information I've cribbed out of this book, but since I wrote the book it's probably okay."

I love academia sometimes.
Title: Re: Open Bar: Drinks are on the Supreme Court
Post by: Doktor Howl on October 09, 2018, 08:23:39 pm
"Much of the information I've cribbed out of this book, but since I wrote the book it's probably okay."

I love academia sometimes.

:lulz:

I have been caught lifting my own rants from here and posting them on facebook.

But, you know, they're mine, and I can cock & repost anytime I want.
Title: Re: Open Bar: Drinks are on the Supreme Court
Post by: Hoopla! on October 09, 2018, 10:40:07 pm
So I went to Nashville seeking The American Dream and found out it’s Disney Land for white bridal parties bouncing in the back of a school bus with the roof cut off to the same Shania Twain song over and over and over again.

I felt like I was in a play by Sartre.

Maybe that is the American Dream?





*edited for stupid spelling mistake
Title: Re: Open Bar: Drinks are on the Supreme Court
Post by: axod on October 09, 2018, 10:47:25 pm
Dumpster dove some Quadro k6000.  Dunno if any work because my damn power supply is short a cable  :argh!:


My luck though is they're actually fried.

Could just be an ity bity resistor? Give us a ring next time, we have all diving certifications.

Oh yeah, for sure it would be overkill and then some.  But for such a small price difference, I thought I'd mention the option.
I for one appreciate knowing that that might be overkill— at least now I know which way is up. its frankly disorienting, this technology is.


Many prospects here.
I like.
Title: Re: Open Bar: Drinks are on the Supreme Court
Post by: Doktor Howl on October 13, 2018, 10:15:20 pm
I am gaining a really, really good understand of how money moves.

People are stupid and refuse to learn.  Just putting that out there.
Title: Re: Open Bar: Drinks are on the Supreme Court
Post by: Doktor Howl on October 13, 2018, 11:30:24 pm
But then this shit happens and I have to :lulz:

https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/us/police-seeking-person-who-put-googly-eyes-on-historic-georgia-statue/ar-BBOl50G?ocid=spartanntp
Title: Re: Open Bar: Drinks are on the Supreme Court
Post by: The Wizard Joseph on October 13, 2018, 11:53:13 pm
Been working 2nd shift 10 hour nights and it's exhausting and eating away at my time for here and most everything else. It will pay the bills though. I'm stamping out metal parts in a press shop. Last night I helped do 2500 wheel wells. My hands are adapting to the repetitive motion and my feet are made of leather so I'm actually not all that uncomfortable. I'm way behind on reading stuff here so I'll be picking through the threads piecemeal when I can. Just wanted you folks to know I'm doing ok and that I will still be around here from time to time. As a temp I'm not allowed overtime so I have Fridays off. That's probably when I'll be most involved here.

I'm spending most weekends with my GF! I'm pleased to say that I have a pretty great relationship going. It's done wonders for my mental outlook and motivation. It's nice to have someone to love again.
Title: Re: Open Bar: Drinks are on the Supreme Court
Post by: Doktor Howl on October 13, 2018, 11:54:46 pm
Been working 2nd shift 10 hour nights and it's exhausting and eating away at my time for here and most everything else. It will pay the bills though. I'm stamping out metal parts in a press shop. Last night I helped do 2500 wheel wells. My hands are adapting to the repetitive motion and my feet are made of leather so I'm actually not all that uncomfortable. I'm way behind on reading stuff here so I'll be picking through the threads piecemeal when I can. Just wanted you folks to know I'm doing ok and that I will still be around here from time to time. As a temp I'm not allowed overtime so I have Fridays off. That's probably when I'll be most involved here.

I'm spending most weekends with my GF! I'm pleased to say that I have a pretty great relationship going. It's done wonders for my mental outlook and motivation. It's nice to have someone to love again.

Glad to hear things have stabilized. I was worried about you.

I mean, the Doktor still hates you and prays nightly for an asteroid, but I was still worried.
Title: Re: Open Bar: Drinks are on the Supreme Court
Post by: The Wizard Joseph on October 14, 2018, 12:02:20 am
Been working 2nd shift 10 hour nights and it's exhausting and eating away at my time for here and most everything else. It will pay the bills though. I'm stamping out metal parts in a press shop. Last night I helped do 2500 wheel wells. My hands are adapting to the repetitive motion and my feet are made of leather so I'm actually not all that uncomfortable. I'm way behind on reading stuff here so I'll be picking through the threads piecemeal when I can. Just wanted you folks to know I'm doing ok and that I will still be around here from time to time. As a temp I'm not allowed overtime so I have Fridays off. That's probably when I'll be most involved here.

I'm spending most weekends with my GF! I'm pleased to say that I have a pretty great relationship going. It's done wonders for my mental outlook and motivation. It's nice to have someone to love again.

Glad to hear things have stabilized. I was worried about you.

I mean, the Doktor still hates you and prays nightly for an asteroid, but I was still worried.
Thanks for your concern man. I'm finally getting out of my long depression. I have to still take a bunch of meds, but it has worked pretty well and I'm back to living a life again. I'm hoping that my creative spark comes back soon. I want to tell tales and get my rant on. Hopefully with my change in outlook and a little encouragement I will be back on the horse in no time. My girl really likes the "Wizard" tales I've told her. I just have to get them written down. One step at a time.
Title: Re: Open Bar: Drinks are on the Supreme Court
Post by: Ziegejunge on October 15, 2018, 08:49:19 pm
Glad to hear from you, WizJo!
Title: Re: Open Bar: Drinks are on the Supreme Court
Post by: Doktor Howl on October 16, 2018, 04:22:24 pm
So, the left-wing screeching about the dems has reached new levels on social media.  Apparently, if you vote to stop the redneck trash in the GOP, you are literally the next Hitler.

Do your part, America.  Shove a progressive down a manhole today.
Title: Re: Open Bar: Drinks are on the Supreme Court
Post by: Hoopla! on October 16, 2018, 05:39:51 pm
So, the left-wing screeching about the dems has reached new levels on social media.  Apparently, if you vote to stop the redneck trash in the GOP, you are literally the next Hitler.

Do your part, America.  Shove a progressive down a manhole today.

What’s this now?
Title: Re: Open Bar: Drinks are on the Supreme Court
Post by: T̼̞̼ͅr̳̬̤̖̱͚̮̘̜̦̦i̲̩̝͕̣̲̪v̺͇̫̯͉͖͈͖͔̺̰̣͉̟̻̫̭i̦̖Q on October 16, 2018, 07:44:20 pm
That awkward moment when you get a call from the Florida EPA.    :horrormirth:
Title: Re: Open Bar: Drinks are on the Supreme Court
Post by: Doktor Howl on October 16, 2018, 07:54:02 pm
That awkward moment when you get a call from the Florida EPA.    :horrormirth:

They don't seem to be very busy, for having their state wash out to sea.
Title: Re: Open Bar: Drinks are on the Supreme Court
Post by: LMNO on October 16, 2018, 07:54:42 pm
So, the left-wing screeching about the dems has reached new levels on social media.  Apparently, if you vote to stop the redneck trash in the GOP, you are literally the next Hitler.

Do your part, America.  Shove a progressive down a manhole today.


Is this about Warren's DNA test fiasco?
Title: Re: Open Bar: Drinks are on the Supreme Court
Post by: Doktor Howl on October 16, 2018, 07:55:32 pm
So, the left-wing screeching about the dems has reached new levels on social media.  Apparently, if you vote to stop the redneck trash in the GOP, you are literally the next Hitler.

Do your part, America.  Shove a progressive down a manhole today.

What’s this now?

I just had - and I'm not kidding, here - some raging berner tell me that he isn't voting this year because Bernie never even got a chance to run for the ticket.

I mean, nobody did.  IT'S NOT A PRESIDENTIAL ELECTION YEAR.

I hate everyone.  I hate everyone and I demand a return of the Spanish flu.
Title: Re: Open Bar: Drinks are on the Supreme Court
Post by: Doktor Howl on October 16, 2018, 07:56:14 pm
So, the left-wing screeching about the dems has reached new levels on social media.  Apparently, if you vote to stop the redneck trash in the GOP, you are literally the next Hitler.

Do your part, America.  Shove a progressive down a manhole today.


Is this about Warren's DNA test fiasco?

No, the progressives I'm talking about think Warren is part of the problem.
Title: Re: Open Bar: Drinks are on the Supreme Court
Post by: T̼̞̼ͅr̳̬̤̖̱͚̮̘̜̦̦i̲̩̝͕̣̲̪v̺͇̫̯͉͖͈͖͔̺̰̣͉̟̻̫̭i̦̖Q on October 16, 2018, 08:06:26 pm
That awkward moment when you get a call from the Florida EPA.    :horrormirth:

They don't seem to be very busy, for having their state wash out to sea.

To explain the issue poorly: people are scared because europe is saying use gasmasks there after the hurricane took out their measuring tool.
Title: Re: Open Bar: Drinks are on the Supreme Court
Post by: LMNO on October 16, 2018, 08:33:05 pm
So, the left-wing screeching about the dems has reached new levels on social media.  Apparently, if you vote to stop the redneck trash in the GOP, you are literally the next Hitler.

Do your part, America.  Shove a progressive down a manhole today.

What’s this now?

I just had - and I'm not kidding, here - some raging berner tell me that he isn't voting this year because Bernie never even got a chance to run for the ticket.

I mean, nobody did.  IT'S NOT A PRESIDENTIAL ELECTION YEAR.

I hate everyone.  I hate everyone and I demand a return of the Spanish flu.

I wish people would stop ruining the term "progressive".  I mean, it's getting to be the same reaction when I tell people I'm a Discordian -- there are far too many assholes who don't get it, giving it a bad name.
Title: Re: Open Bar: Drinks are on the Supreme Court
Post by: Cain on October 16, 2018, 08:34:05 pm
So, the left-wing screeching about the dems has reached new levels on social media.  Apparently, if you vote to stop the redneck trash in the GOP, you are literally the next Hitler.

Do your part, America.  Shove a progressive down a manhole today.

What’s this now?

I just had - and I'm not kidding, here - some raging berner tell me that he isn't voting this year because Bernie never even got a chance to run for the ticket.

I mean, nobody did.  IT'S NOT A PRESIDENTIAL ELECTION YEAR.

I hate everyone.  I hate everyone and I demand a return of the Spanish flu.

Sounds like that corrupt DNC tbh
Title: Re: Open Bar: Drinks are on the Supreme Court
Post by: Brother Mythos on October 16, 2018, 10:33:40 pm
So, the left-wing screeching about the dems has reached new levels on social media.  Apparently, if you vote to stop the redneck trash in the GOP, you are literally the next Hitler.

Do your part, America.  Shove a progressive down a manhole today.

What’s this now?

I just had - and I'm not kidding, here - some raging berner tell me that he isn't voting this year because Bernie never even got a chance to run for the ticket.

I mean, nobody did.  IT'S NOT A PRESIDENTIAL ELECTION YEAR.

I hate everyone.  I hate everyone and I demand a return of the Spanish flu.

I wish people would stop ruining the term "progressive".  I mean, it's getting to be the same reaction when I tell people I'm a Discordian -- there are far too many assholes who don't get it, giving it a bad name.

Last week, I got tired of my Republicult™ neighbor carrying on about me being a “Librul.” (I do not start political conversations with him, as they are a waste of my time.)

Now, in the not too distant past, I considered myself to be a “moderate.” But, being a moderate doesn't seem to be possible these days.

As far as political party membership goes, I am, and have been for a couple of decades, officially registered as “non-affiliated.” However, by today's standards in the era of Trump, I might as well be a Card-Carrying Communist. So, I calmly told the neighbor that I am a Communist.

He didn't believe me, so I guess I'm going to have to design and print-out a membership card. This is not over.
Title: Re: Open Bar: Drinks are on the Supreme Court
Post by: Hoopla! on October 16, 2018, 10:36:58 pm
So, the left-wing screeching about the dems has reached new levels on social media.  Apparently, if you vote to stop the redneck trash in the GOP, you are literally the next Hitler.

Do your part, America.  Shove a progressive down a manhole today.

What’s this now?

I just had - and I'm not kidding, here - some raging berner tell me that he isn't voting this year because Bernie never even got a chance to run for the ticket.

I mean, nobody did.  IT'S NOT A PRESIDENTIAL ELECTION YEAR.

I hate everyone.  I hate everyone and I demand a return of the Spanish flu.

I wish people would stop ruining the term "progressive".  I mean, it's getting to be the same reaction when I tell people I'm a Discordian -- there are far too many assholes who don't get it, giving it a bad name.

Yeah I’ve stopped telling people I’m from Earth. Everyone is giving me a bad name.
Title: Re: Open Bar: Drinks are on the Supreme Court
Post by: Cain on October 16, 2018, 11:26:39 pm
So, the left-wing screeching about the dems has reached new levels on social media.  Apparently, if you vote to stop the redneck trash in the GOP, you are literally the next Hitler.

Do your part, America.  Shove a progressive down a manhole today.

What’s this now?

I just had - and I'm not kidding, here - some raging berner tell me that he isn't voting this year because Bernie never even got a chance to run for the ticket.

I mean, nobody did.  IT'S NOT A PRESIDENTIAL ELECTION YEAR.

I hate everyone.  I hate everyone and I demand a return of the Spanish flu.

I wish people would stop ruining the term "progressive".  I mean, it's getting to be the same reaction when I tell people I'm a Discordian -- there are far too many assholes who don't get it, giving it a bad name.

Last week, I got tired of my Republicult™ neighbor carrying on about me being a “Librul.” (I do not start political conversations with him, as they are a waste of my time.)

Now, in the not too distant past, I considered myself to be a “moderate.” But, being a moderate doesn't seem to be possible these days.

As far as political party membership goes, I am, and have been for a couple of decades, officially registered as “non-affiliated.” However, by today's standards in the era of Trump, I might as well be a Card-Carrying Communist. So, I calmly told the neighbor that I am a Communist.

He didn't believe me, so I guess I'm going to have to design and print-out a membership card. This is not over.

Remember to get a proper CPUSA one, none of that DSA nonsense.  Nothing worse than getting called out by Communists and Conservatives.
Title: Re: Open Bar: Drinks are on the Supreme Court
Post by: Doktor Howl on October 16, 2018, 11:57:10 pm
So, the left-wing screeching about the dems has reached new levels on social media.  Apparently, if you vote to stop the redneck trash in the GOP, you are literally the next Hitler.

Do your part, America.  Shove a progressive down a manhole today.

What’s this now?

I just had - and I'm not kidding, here - some raging berner tell me that he isn't voting this year because Bernie never even got a chance to run for the ticket.

I mean, nobody did.  IT'S NOT A PRESIDENTIAL ELECTION YEAR.

I hate everyone.  I hate everyone and I demand a return of the Spanish flu.

I wish people would stop ruining the term "progressive".  I mean, it's getting to be the same reaction when I tell people I'm a Discordian -- there are far too many assholes who don't get it, giving it a bad name.

Last week, I got tired of my Republicult™ neighbor carrying on about me being a “Librul.” (I do not start political conversations with him, as they are a waste of my time.)

Now, in the not too distant past, I considered myself to be a “moderate.” But, being a moderate doesn't seem to be possible these days.

As far as political party membership goes, I am, and have been for a couple of decades, officially registered as “non-affiliated.” However, by today's standards in the era of Trump, I might as well be a Card-Carrying Communist. So, I calmly told the neighbor that I am a Communist.

He didn't believe me, so I guess I'm going to have to design and print-out a membership card. This is not over.

Invite him to the secret meetings.
Title: Re: Open Bar: Drinks are on the Supreme Court
Post by: Brother Mythos on October 17, 2018, 01:09:09 am



Remember to get a proper CPUSA one, none of that DSA nonsense.  Nothing worse than getting called out by Communists and Conservatives.


Thanks for the advice.

I had to look up “DSA,” as I had never heard of them. Then, I remembered having accidentally met some members of the Philadelphia Chapter of the CPUSA, back in the late seventies. They were in pretty bad shape back then, as their leader was clearly suffering from what is now commonly diagnosed as dementia. It wouldn't surprise me if those people morphed into today's DSA, as no one took them seriously as Communists.


Invite him to the secret meetings.



I may offer to do that, but only if he invites me to one of his secret Klan Teabagger Tea Party meetings.



Anyway, I think I can work with these:


(https://uscstoryspace.com/2017-2018/tianlewu/Fall_Midterm/img/card.jpg)


(https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-U6XoFGXfKNU/UYuwl2gY1tI/AAAAAAAAN-g/1rISz2RqMyA/s1600/CPUSA.png)

Title: Re: Open Bar: Drinks are on the Supreme Court
Post by: LuciferX on October 17, 2018, 02:37:27 am
YouTub3 just crashed; I was checking-out maze-solving algorithms. Nothing to see here.

[edit: I was bored and looking forward to the bit on Godel's incompleteness theorem, clicked on it, and then everything went down. For some reason I find this marvelous]
Title: Re: Open Bar: Drinks are on the Supreme Court
Post by: Cain on October 17, 2018, 02:49:16 am
YouTub3 just crashed; I was checking-out maze-solving algorithms. Nothing to see here.

Yeah, it got me too.  At first I thought it was my browser fucking up, so I deleted all my cookies and history....but nope.  Google fucks up again (probably)
Title: Re: Open Bar: Drinks are on the Supreme Court
Post by: LuciferX on October 17, 2018, 02:57:41 am
YouTub3 just crashed; I was checking-out maze-solving algorithms. Nothing to see here.

Yeah, it got me too.  At first I thought it was my browser fucking up, so I deleted all my cookies and history....but nope.  Google fucks up again (probably)

I was projecting a negative value judgement: "man this guy needs to get a life" I kept saying to myself about the person I was watching. Then the irony hit me hard when it crashed on Godel's bit.  :lulz:
Title: Re: Open Bar: Drinks are on the Supreme Court
Post by: chaotic neutral observer on October 17, 2018, 03:36:01 am
Sometimes, when a major internet service goes down, I imagine that the United States has been annihilated in a major nuclear attack.

But I always end up disappointed.
Title: Re: Open Bar: Drinks are on the Supreme Court
Post by: Cain on October 17, 2018, 03:45:43 am
Looks like it is working again, sorry to disappoint.

On the plus side, this down time likely interrupted no less than 200 new Nazi/incel/Qanon videos from being uploaded.
Title: Re: Open Bar: Drinks are on the Supreme Court
Post by: LuciferX on October 17, 2018, 05:35:55 am
Sometimes, when a major internet service goes down, I imagine that the United States has been annihilated in a major nuclear attack.

But I always end up disappointed.

Me, I've been pleasantly surprised for like 75 years and counting.
Title: Re: Open Bar: Drinks are on the Supreme Court
Post by: LMNO on October 17, 2018, 12:47:57 pm
Looks like it is working again, sorry to disappoint.

On the plus side, this down time likely interrupted no less than 200 new Nazi/incel/Qanon videos from being uploaded.


Hey, remember when we thought ISIS was our biggest threat?

(well, not you Cain, I meant people who don't pay attention)
Title: Re: Open Bar: Drinks are on the Supreme Court
Post by: Cain on October 17, 2018, 02:25:03 pm
Thanks for the advice.

I had to look up “DSA,” as I had never heard of them. Then, I remembered having accidentally met some members of the Philadelphia Chapter of the CPUSA, back in the late seventies. They were in pretty bad shape back then, as their leader was clearly suffering from what is now commonly diagnosed as dementia. It wouldn't surprise me if those people morphed into today's DSA, as no one took them seriously as Communists.

The DSA is more of an attempt to create a social democratic wing in the Democrats.  Communists hate it, because Social Democrats are insufficiently committed to Sparkle Motion the Revolution.

That said, the CPUSA is probably also still a joke.  Just not as much of a joke as the Revolutionary Communist Party, I think Bob Avakian may be actually crazy.
Title: Re: Open Bar: Drinks are on the Supreme Court
Post by: Hoopla! on October 17, 2018, 02:48:48 pm
Canada is collectively hitting the bong today. It’s THE LAW.
Title: Re: Open Bar: Drinks are on the Supreme Court
Post by: Doktor Howl on October 17, 2018, 08:23:24 pm
There is fresh butthurt.  :lulz:

https://www.msn.com/en-us/tv/news/roseanne-barr-lashes-out-after-‘the-conners’-offs-her-character/ar-BBOuk6L?ocid=spartanntp
Title: Re: Open Bar: Drinks are on the Supreme Court
Post by: The Wizard Joseph on October 18, 2018, 10:56:04 am
Glad to hear from you, WizJo!

WizJo... I like that. Lately I've been thinking of myself as Joebot, the multifunctional love robot. Joebot can do most anything for hours on end if properly fueled and maintained.

For writing purposes I go with T.W. Joseph.
Title: Re: Open Bar: Drinks are on the Supreme Court
Post by: chaotic neutral observer on October 20, 2018, 04:52:29 am
Canada is collectively hitting the bong today. It’s THE LAW.

HR released a new policy, "F-1: Fit for Duty".  It blabbled on for a bit about addiction, mental illness, alcohol, cannabis, and responsibility, but the import was:

1.  Don't come to work high.
2.  If taking alcohol or drugs harms your job performance, you will face the Discipline Weasel.

I'd rather they had trimmed the verbiage a bit, because I think that the policy could be read as saying that one is not supposed to come to work under the effects of antidepressants*.  A pity.  The illusion of mental health was nice while it lasted.

*Or caffeine, for that matter.
Title: Re: Open Bar: Drinks are on the Supreme Court
Post by: chaotic neutral observer on October 20, 2018, 05:06:51 am
Yesterday, they posted notices on the employee entrance doors, with stock art balloons, and the caption "Something new is coming!"

Today, there was a new "Please swipe your badge" notice on the doors.  Semi-transparent, nicely lettered, cut-to-fit, and a definite improvement over the piece of paper they used to have stuck on there with tape.  It was also completely pointless, since you can't actually get in or out without your badge, because of the electromagnetic door locks.

If someone thought that new signage was worth getting excited about, I wonder how they would react to free doughnuts.
Title: Re: Open Bar: Drinks are on the Supreme Court
Post by: LuciferX on October 22, 2018, 11:43:25 am
Suddenly, the bank just charged for bill on cash deposit account, after they had automatically moved that sum to savings. My, today's gonna be a romp.
Title: Re: Open Bar: Drinks are on the Supreme Court
Post by: Faust on October 22, 2018, 01:06:41 pm
Yesterday, they posted notices on the employee entrance doors, with stock art balloons, and the caption "Something new is coming!"

Today, there was a new "Please swipe your badge" notice on the doors.  Semi-transparent, nicely lettered, cut-to-fit, and a definite improvement over the piece of paper they used to have stuck on there with tape.  It was also completely pointless, since you can't actually get in or out without your badge, because of the electromagnetic door locks.

If someone thought that new signage was worth getting excited about, I wonder how they would react to free doughnuts.

You need to start putting balloons on everything. When the cleaner comes out of the bathroom you run in and put up "fresh and clean!" balloons.
Title: Re: Open Bar: Drinks are on the Supreme Court
Post by: Cain on October 25, 2018, 01:37:15 pm
Aha, Christmas must be just around the corner.  I know because the local supermarket is stocking it's turkey and cranberry and sausages and stuffing and bacon sandwiches.
Title: Re: Open Bar: Drinks are on the Supreme Court
Post by: LMNO on October 25, 2018, 02:42:20 pm
stuffing and bacon sandwiches.

As it turns out, there is something interesting about British food.
Title: Re: Open Bar: Drinks are on the Supreme Court
Post by: Cain on October 25, 2018, 02:53:48 pm
It's not as good as it sounds.  The cranberry sauce seems like it was mailed in, and the sausage with bacon halfway across the sandwich from it is not a pig in blanket.

Still, it beats egg and cress or suspicious looking ham.
Title: Re: Open Bar: Drinks are on the Supreme Court
Post by: Hoopla! on October 25, 2018, 04:10:27 pm
Or marmite.
Title: Re: Open Bar: Drinks are on the Supreme Court
Post by: Q. G. Pennyworth on October 25, 2018, 04:22:23 pm
I did my first open mic! Read "There Is *A* Moon" and "Glorious Inefficiency" from Holy Nonsense and "All Of It" (Love Your Ugly) from my other project.

There were only four people there

Including me

It's a start.
Title: Re: Open Bar: Drinks are on the Supreme Court
Post by: Hoopla! on October 25, 2018, 04:49:07 pm
Congrats GQ - that takes guts!

I find smaller crowds much more inimidating than big ones, actually.
Title: Re: Open Bar: Drinks are on the Supreme Court
Post by: Cramulus on October 25, 2018, 05:12:26 pm
That's awesome, QGP!
Title: Re: Open Bar: Drinks are on the Supreme Court
Post by: LMNO on October 25, 2018, 07:12:35 pm
Love it.  Well done!
Title: Re: Open Bar: Drinks are on the Supreme Court
Post by: Cramulus on October 26, 2018, 08:29:49 pm
Just applied for an editor gig at Wizards of the Coast - wish me luck! Slim chances, but it would be a dream.

Title: Re: Open Bar: Drinks are on the Supreme Court
Post by: Hoopla! on October 26, 2018, 08:30:17 pm
Good luck Cram!
Title: Re: Open Bar: Drinks are on the Supreme Court
Post by: ñͤͣ̄ͦ̌̑͗͊͛͂͗ ̸̨̨̣̺̼̣̜͙͈͕̮̊̈́̈͂͛̽͊ͭ̓͆ͅé ̰̓̓́ͯ́́͞ on October 26, 2018, 09:31:49 pm
Just applied for an editor gig at Wizards of the Coast - wish me luck! Slim chances, but it would be a dream.



I bet you’ve got a better chance than you think, you modest and talented bastard. Good luck though!
Title: Re: Open Bar: Drinks are on the Supreme Court
Post by: Doktor Howl on October 26, 2018, 09:31:54 pm
Just applied for an editor gig at Wizards of the Coast - wish me luck! Slim chances, but it would be a dream.

Cram's going to crush the dreams of Magic players everywhere.  He's all grown up.

I promised myself I wouldn't cry.  :cry:
Title: Re: Open Bar: Drinks are on the Supreme Court
Post by: nullified on October 26, 2018, 09:40:16 pm
Cram is going to write a sourcebook for D&D that has an actual ritual to summon a perfect copy of Gurdjieff’s rancid carcass onto the floor of Congress. I can feel it in my poo. They’ll be stacked like cordwood on the day of publication.
Title: Re: Open Bar: Drinks are on the Supreme Court
Post by: Freeky on October 30, 2018, 01:55:43 am
(https://i.imgur.com/sqa0obt.png)
Title: Re: Open Bar: Drinks are on the Supreme Court
Post by: Freeky on October 30, 2018, 01:56:53 am
I did my first open mic! Read "There Is *A* Moon" and "Glorious Inefficiency" from Holy Nonsense and "All Of It" (Love Your Ugly) from my other project.

There were only four people there

Including me

It's a start.

vuvuzela noises Neato!
Title: Re: Open Bar: Drinks are on the Supreme Court
Post by: Doktor Howl on October 30, 2018, 04:50:39 pm
Oh yay
Title: Re: Open Bar: Drinks are on the Supreme Court
Post by: Doktor Howl on October 30, 2018, 04:53:10 pm
DEAR LMNO:

Quote
Radium Radium Arsenic Arsenic Arsenic
Radon Molybdenum Radon Molybdenum Molybdenum
Gallium Gallium Oxygen Lanthanum Lanthanum

That is all.
Title: Re: Open Bar: Drinks are on the Supreme Court
Post by: Doktor Howl on October 30, 2018, 04:56:52 pm
Also, Whitey Bulger just croaked.
Title: Re: Open Bar: Drinks are on the Supreme Court
Post by: Cain on October 30, 2018, 06:21:53 pm
I did some open source intelligence training today.  It was fun.  Turns out you can get a lot from Facebook profiles with the right search strings.
Title: Re: Open Bar: Drinks are on the Supreme Court
Post by: LMNO on October 30, 2018, 06:39:01 pm
DEAR LMNO:

Quote
Radium Radium Arsenic Arsenic Arsenic
Radon Molybdenum Radon Molybdenum Molybdenum
Gallium Gallium Oxygen Lanthanum Lanthanum

That is all.

That's not just a bad romance, it's downright HORRIBLE.
Title: Re: Open Bar: Drinks are on the Supreme Court
Post by: Cain on October 30, 2018, 06:40:12 pm
DEAR LMNO:

Quote
Radium Radium Arsenic Arsenic Arsenic
Radon Molybdenum Radon Molybdenum Molybdenum
Gallium Gallium Oxygen Lanthanum Lanthanum

That is all.

That's not just a bad romance, it's downright HORRIBLE.

Still a better love story than Twilight?
Title: Re: Open Bar: Drinks are on the Supreme Court
Post by: LMNO on October 30, 2018, 06:42:10 pm
Honestly,  in the years since, KStew and JPats have been pretty cool about the whole thing, and are better human beings than I gave them credit for.



But, yes.
Title: Re: Open Bar: Drinks are on the Supreme Court
Post by: Doktor Howl on October 30, 2018, 07:13:15 pm
DEAR LMNO:

Quote
Radium Radium Arsenic Arsenic Arsenic
Radon Molybdenum Radon Molybdenum Molybdenum
Gallium Gallium Oxygen Lanthanum Lanthanum

That is all.

That's not just a bad romance, it's downright HORRIBLE.

It is the only thing I love that loves me back.  Shut your horrible face.  :crankey:
Title: Re: Open Bar: Drinks are on the Supreme Court
Post by: axod on October 30, 2018, 09:07:43 pm
So, my search for a new laptop within bounds of practical reason keeps returning zero. from this I deduce the proximity of some kind of tectonic shift... isnt having like 9 (nine) cpu's an oxymoron or something?
Title: Re: Open Bar: Drinks are on the Supreme Court
Post by: LuciferX on October 31, 2018, 08:38:01 am
for fucks sake, pls. understand nature of your appointment
Title: Re: Open Bar: Drinks are on the Supreme Court
Post by: Hoopla! on October 31, 2018, 12:28:05 pm
Also, Whitey Bulger just croaked.

I believe the phrase is “got croaked”.
Title: Re: Open Bar: Drinks are on the Supreme Court
Post by: Doktor Howl on November 01, 2018, 03:40:11 am
Also, Whitey Bulger just croaked.

I believe the phrase is “got croaked”.

In his line of work, that's natural causes.
Title: Re: Open Bar: Drinks are on the Supreme Court
Post by: Hoopla! on November 01, 2018, 12:14:32 pm
Point.
Title: Re: Open Bar: Drinks are on the Supreme Court
Post by: Cramulus on November 01, 2018, 01:06:29 pm
I did some open source intelligence training today.  It was fun.  Turns out you can get a lot from Facebook profiles with the right search strings.

interesting! is there google-indexed info that isn't public?
Title: Re: Open Bar: Drinks are on the Supreme Court
Post by: Cain on November 01, 2018, 05:22:46 pm
I did some open source intelligence training today.  It was fun.  Turns out you can get a lot from Facebook profiles with the right search strings.

interesting! is there google-indexed info that isn't public?

Not that I'm aware of.  But with some fairly simple Facebook-domain URL functions and the ID number of the person you're interested in, you can get a lot of information, depending on how strictly they've put their privacy settings.
Title: Re: Open Bar: Drinks are on the Supreme Court
Post by: Cain on November 01, 2018, 05:52:43 pm
I did some open source intelligence training today.  It was fun.  Turns out you can get a lot from Facebook profiles with the right search strings.

interesting! is there google-indexed info that isn't public?

Not that I'm aware of.  But with some fairly simple Facebook-domain URL functions and the ID number of the person you're interested in, you can get a lot of information, depending on how strictly they've put their privacy settings.

So, I should maybe give an example here, from the exercises we did on the training day.

We were given a list of information to find on a target.  Favourite cafe, country of origin...stuff that would be fairly easy to find.  But then it's things like where he was on a specific date, his favourite kind of exercise and where he does it, what kind of car does he drive.

What's especially nasty is that if people tag you on public posts, you can get that information from them.  In the case of the car, we found out the make because a friend said it looked just like the target's.  Comments on public groups or pages of public figures are also not protected by your privacy settings.  It's tedious work sometimes, but you can get a LOT, very easily.
Title: Re: Open Bar: Drinks are on the Supreme Court
Post by: LuciferX on November 01, 2018, 10:17:11 pm
Hey guys, new (2 yo., via xorg) Linux BSD bug gives you root with one simple command:
CVE-2018-14665
Title: Re: Open Bar: Drinks are on the Supreme Court
Post by: chaotic neutral observer on November 01, 2018, 11:04:08 pm
Hey guys, new (2 yo., via xorg) Linux BSD bug gives you root with one simple command:
CVE-2018-14665

I don't worry too much about exploits that require console access.  Unless the admin is paranoid, physical access is enough to hack most linux boxes with no more than a reboot.  Just set init=/bin/bash in the bootloader, and you're in.
Title: Re: Open Bar: Drinks are on the Supreme Court
Post by: axod on November 02, 2018, 12:05:15 am
Hey guys, new (2 yo., via xorg) Linux BSD bug gives you root with one simple command:
CVE-2018-14665

I don't worry too much about exploits that require console access.  Unless the admin is paranoid, physical access is enough to hack most linux boxes with no more than a reboot.  Just set init=/bin/bash in the bootloader, and you're in.
you could remotely ssh and escalate any user to root without physical access or reboot privs. or, is ssh considered physical access?
Title: Re: Open Bar: Drinks are on the Supreme Court
Post by: chaotic neutral observer on November 02, 2018, 12:24:01 am
I don't worry too much about exploits that require console access.  Unless the admin is paranoid, physical access is enough to hack most linux boxes with no more than a reboot.  Just set init=/bin/bash in the bootloader, and you're in.
you could remotely ssh and escalate any user to root without physical access or reboot privs. or, is ssh considered physical access?
ssh is not physical access.  I would consider remote privilege escalation (via ssh) a more serious problem.

What I mean, is that if you're physically present at the computer's console (keyboard and display), you can often get control over it quite easily (which may include unplugging it, picking it up, and walking away).

This is the sort of thing I'm talking about: https://wiki.archlinux.org/index.php/Reset_lost_root_password

Edit: And to make the context clear, it appears that CVE-2018-14665 requires console access.
Title: Re: Open Bar: Drinks are on the Supreme Court
Post by: chaotic neutral observer on November 02, 2018, 01:20:35 am
I had some leftover Halloween candy, but I'm on a diet, and leaving it around the house would be a Bad Idea.
Then I remembered that I hate my co-workers, so I took it to work, and dumped it all on the counter in front of the coffee machine.
ENJOY YOUR OBESITY, BASTARDS.

It was all gone by mid-afternoon. :evil:
Title: Re: Open Bar: Drinks are on the Supreme Court
Post by: LuciferX on November 02, 2018, 03:09:37 am
I don't worry too much about exploits that require console access.  Unless the admin is paranoid, physical access is enough to hack most linux boxes with no more than a reboot.  Just set init=/bin/bash in the bootloader, and you're in.
you could remotely ssh and escalate any user to root without physical access or reboot privs. or, is ssh considered physical access?
ssh is not physical access.  I would consider remote privilege escalation (via ssh) a more serious problem.

What I mean, is that if you're physically present at the computer's console (keyboard and display), you can often get control over it quite easily (which may include unplugging it, picking it up, and walking away).

This is the sort of thing I'm talking about: https://wiki.archlinux.org/index.php/Reset_lost_root_password (https://wiki.archlinux.org/index.php/Reset_lost_root_password)

Edit: And to make the context clear, it appears that CVE-2018-14665 requires console access.

Pre-scriptum:
By this insistence on the word "console" I predict that you operate in a windows environment.

From what I gather, 14665 does not require physical access and has been executed via SSH:
"OpenBSD #0day Xorg LPE via [...] 665 can be triggered from remote SSH"
—@HaXOrFantastique

PS: I'm not THAT fat yet

Title: Re: Open Bar: Drinks are on the Supreme Court
Post by: chaotic neutral observer on November 02, 2018, 03:57:11 am
Pre-scriptum:
By this insistence on the word "console" I predict that you operate in a windows environment.
Hardly.  The last Microsoft OS I have significant experience was Windows 98.  Then I spent a couple years with RedHat, until I developed a deathly hatred for RPM, after which I switched to Gentoo, which I have been using ever since.  They let me use it at work, too, although most of my co-workers use Ubuntu.

Quote
From what I gather, 14665 does not require physical access and has been executed via SSH:
"OpenBSD #0day Xorg LPE via [...] 665 can be triggered from remote SSH"
—@HaXOrFantastique

My initial reading on the subject was focussed on Linux, where it appears to be a local-only exploit, but on further searching, it appears that it can be remotely triggered on OpenBSD.  I partially retract my initial glibness.
Title: Re: Open Bar: Drinks are on the Supreme Court
Post by: axod on November 02, 2018, 04:36:42 am
Pre-scriptum:
By this insistence on the word "console" I predict that you operate in a windows environment.
Hardly.  The last Microsoft OS I have significant experience was Windows 98.  Then I spent a couple years with RedHat, until I developed a deathly hatred for RPM, after which I switched to Gentoo, which I have been using ever since.  They let me use it at work, too, although most of my co-workers use Ubuntu.

Quote
From what I gather, 14665 does not require physical access and has been executed via SSH:
"OpenBSD #0day Xorg LPE via [...] 665 can be triggered from remote SSH"
—@HaXOrFantastique

My initial reading on the subject was focussed on Linux, where it appears to be a local-only exploit, but on further searching, it appears that it can be remotely triggered on OpenBSD.  I partially retract my initial glibness.
what would make BSD remove that line of code from BSD update!
Title: Re: Open Bar: Drinks are on the Supreme Court
Post by: LMNO on November 06, 2018, 01:51:43 pm
Well, I voted.

As soon as the liquor store opens, I'm buying a bottle of rye.  It'll either be celebratory or mourning... either way, whiskey is appropriate.
Title: Re: Open Bar: Drinks are on the Supreme Court
Post by: Cain on November 06, 2018, 01:59:45 pm
If I made a joke about my also voting, what are the chances it would be on FOX News within a week as proof of illegal voting?
Title: Re: Open Bar: Drinks are on the Supreme Court
Post by: LMNO on November 06, 2018, 02:02:06 pm
If you do it on FB and Twitter, I give it three hours.
Title: Re: Open Bar: Drinks are on the Supreme Court
Post by: chaotic neutral observer on November 06, 2018, 02:08:51 pm
I yelled at some people on the internet to get out and vote against Trump, so I guess that counts as foreign interference.
Title: Re: Open Bar: Drinks are on the Supreme Court
Post by: Doktor Howl on November 06, 2018, 03:01:48 pm
5 days until the 100th anniversary of the end of world war I. 

Title: Re: Open Bar: Drinks are on the Supreme Court
Post by: Hoopla! on November 06, 2018, 03:24:17 pm
When I was a kid, “100 years ago” seeemed like a completely different era. But the end of WW1 doesnt seem all that long ago. I guess I’m old.  :cry:
Title: Re: Open Bar: Drinks are on the Supreme Court
Post by: LMNO on November 06, 2018, 04:01:00 pm
I just think it's nifty that 100 years ago, we had a war to end all wars, and it's been pretty good since then.


Wait, I think I posted this in the wrong thread. (https://www.principiadiscordia.com/forum/index.php/topic,38506.0.html)
Title: Re: Open Bar: Drinks are on the Supreme Court
Post by: Doktor Howl on November 06, 2018, 04:50:30 pm
I just think it's nifty that 100 years ago, we had a war to end all wars, and it's been pretty good since then.


Wait, I think I posted this in the wrong thread. (https://www.principiadiscordia.com/forum/index.php/topic,38506.0.html)
Also, JFK and Lee Harvey Oswald died natural deaths in 1963 and everything has been FINE ever since.
Title: Re: Open Bar: Drinks are on the Supreme Court
Post by: Cain on November 08, 2018, 03:52:00 pm
Assuming I'm not screwed over on the references front, it appears I have a new job.  Legal research ahoy!
Title: Re: Open Bar: Drinks are on the Supreme Court
Post by: LMNO on November 08, 2018, 05:00:20 pm
Assuming I'm not screwed over on the references front, it appears I have a new job.  Legal research ahoy!
:banana:
Title: Re: Open Bar: Drinks are on the Supreme Court
Post by: Cain on November 08, 2018, 05:11:21 pm
No more dealing with asshole children, thank god.  Nope, now I'll be dealing with asshole lawyers.
Title: Re: Open Bar: Drinks are on the Supreme Court
Post by: LuciferX on November 08, 2018, 08:54:26 pm
Hip-hip-hooray!
Title: Re: Open Bar: Drinks are on the Supreme Court
Post by: Brother Mythos on November 09, 2018, 02:22:16 am
No more dealing with asshole children, thank god.  Nope, now I'll be dealing with asshole lawyers.

Yes. Yes, you will.

I wish you the best of luck, but I advise that you don't stop sending out those CVs just yet.
Title: Re: Open Bar: Drinks are on the Supreme Court
Post by: Cain on November 09, 2018, 02:54:17 am
Depending on how this role goes, it may simply be a stopgap measure until I figure out what to do PhD wise.

We'll see.  It does mean not having to dip into the savings to pay for rent though, which is always nice.  Edit: hell, doing my daily commute on the Central Line might be enough to kill my will to live.
Title: Re: Open Bar: Drinks are on the Supreme Court
Post by: Brother Mythos on November 09, 2018, 03:39:15 am
Again, best of luck, and mind the gap.
Title: Re: Open Bar: Drinks are on the Supreme Court
Post by: Chelagoras The Boulder on November 13, 2018, 04:19:26 pm
Good to hear about your new job Cain. Happy for you.
Title: Re: Open Bar: Drinks are on the Supreme Court
Post by: Doktor Howl on November 13, 2018, 09:11:41 pm
It was 35F in Tucson this morning and everyone died.  :cry:
Title: Re: Open Bar: Drinks are on the Supreme Court
Post by: Eater of Clowns on November 14, 2018, 01:45:45 am
It was 35F in Tucson this morning and everyone died.  :cry:

Well yeah what did you expect, it's freezing over; you people elected a Democrat.
Title: Re: Open Bar: Drinks are on the Supreme Court
Post by: Doktor Howl on November 14, 2018, 03:39:46 am
It was 35F in Tucson this morning and everyone died.  :cry:

Well yeah what did you expect, it's freezing over; you people elected a Democrat.

HI NEW GUY!
Title: Re: Open Bar: Drinks are on the Supreme Court
Post by: Emo Howard on November 14, 2018, 08:48:47 am
It was 35F in Tucson this morning and everyone died.  :cry:


Geez, doesn't water freeze at, like, 60 degrees, there?
Title: Re: Open Bar: Drinks are on the Supreme Court
Post by: Doktor Howl on November 14, 2018, 04:21:39 pm
It was 35F in Tucson this morning and everyone died.  :cry:


Geez, doesn't water freeze at, like, 60 degrees, there?

Water?
Title: Re: Open Bar: Drinks are on the Supreme Court
Post by: Emo Howard on November 14, 2018, 06:19:21 pm
It was 35F in Tucson this morning and everyone died.  :cry:


Geez, doesn't water freeze at, like, 60 degrees, there?

Water?


It's, uh... It's kind of like unflavored Mountain Dew.

And yes, it's exactly as disgusting as it sounds.
Title: Re: Open Bar: Drinks are on the Supreme Court
Post by: Doktor Howl on November 15, 2018, 04:27:29 pm
It was 35F in Tucson this morning and everyone died.  :cry:


Geez, doesn't water freeze at, like, 60 degrees, there?

Water?


It's, uh... It's kind of like unflavored Mountain Dew.

And yes, it's exactly as disgusting as it sounds.

Ugh.  So it basically just gets your mouth wet?

I don't need that. I need someone who will play a few bars on a saxophone when I say something clever.
Title: Re: Open Bar: Drinks are on the Supreme Court
Post by: Emo Howard on November 16, 2018, 10:08:19 am
It was 35F in Tucson this morning and everyone died.  :cry:


Geez, doesn't water freeze at, like, 60 degrees, there?

Water?


It's, uh... It's kind of like unflavored Mountain Dew.

And yes, it's exactly as disgusting as it sounds.

Ugh.  So it basically just gets your mouth wet?

I don't need that. I need someone who will play a few bars on a saxophone when I say something clever.

Two words: Saxophone Kazoos.

https://www.amazon.com/Forum-Novelties-Saxophone-Musical-Instrument/dp/B004PT1J1Q/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1542362532&sr=8-1&keywords=saxophone+kazoo

Got one a few years back when I was Sexy Sax Man for Halloween. Can't recommend it highly enough, though i will say the diaphragm will likely suffer a blowout after a few hours of heavy use, but I'm sure you could figure out a way to make replacements.
Title: Re: Open Bar: Drinks are on the Supreme Court
Post by: Hoopla! on November 16, 2018, 12:59:46 pm
I’ve been known for blowing out some diaphragms in my time.
Title: Re: Open Bar: Drinks are on the Supreme Court
Post by: LMNO on November 16, 2018, 01:34:58 pm
I'm somewhat relieved that you got that joke in before I did.
Title: Re: Open Bar: Drinks are on the Supreme Court
Post by: Hoopla! on November 16, 2018, 04:55:48 pm
I'm somewhat relieved that you got that joke in before I did.

You can’t do the heavy lifting all the time.
Title: Re: Open Bar: Drinks are on the Supreme Court
Post by: LMNO on November 16, 2018, 07:03:25 pm
That's what she said!
Title: Re: Open Bar: Drinks are on the Supreme Court
Post by: Hoopla! on November 16, 2018, 07:57:33 pm
:lmnuendo:
Title: Re: Open Bar: Drinks are on the Supreme Court
Post by: Emo Howard on November 18, 2018, 06:36:43 pm
I’ve been known for blowing out some diaphragms in my time.

Did it make a kazoo sound when you did?
Title: Re: Open Bar: Drinks are on the Supreme Court
Post by: Chelagoras The Boulder on November 19, 2018, 03:27:20 am
I HAVE BEEN IN THE SAME FACEBOOK ARGUMENT ABOUT NANCY PELOSI FOR THE PAST 24 HRS SOMEONE KILL ME.
Title: Re: Open Bar: Drinks are on the Supreme Court
Post by: chaotic neutral observer on November 19, 2018, 03:56:13 am
I HAVE BEEN IN THE SAME FACEBOOK ARGUMENT ABOUT NANCY PELOSI FOR THE PAST 24 HRS SOMEONE KILL ME.
Will it change anything if you win?
If not, take control of the situation, and lose in the most glorious fashion possible.

Lose so that future generations will speak your name in a hushed whisper.  "Never has anyone in the history of the internet lost an argument so spectacularly."

But whatever you do, the important thing is to have a good time doing it.
Title: Re: Open Bar: Drinks are on the Supreme Court
Post by: Q. G. Pennyworth on November 20, 2018, 02:15:38 am
I picked a fight with the head of security at Boston City Hall today.
Title: Re: Open Bar: Drinks are on the Supreme Court
Post by: nullified on November 20, 2018, 03:54:48 am
I picked a fight with the head of security at Boston City Hall today.

I need to know how that went.
Title: Re: Open Bar: Drinks are on the Supreme Court
Post by: Q. G. Pennyworth on November 20, 2018, 04:06:22 am
I picked a fight with the head of security at Boston City Hall today.

I need to know how that went.

Honestly it was over really quick. The Boston Public School kids walked out and did a die-in at the Mayor's office and I went with some other folks to support them. The office is right by the elevators, so we were blocking the path, and I said something to the effect of "protests are supposed to be inconvenient" at him. He got all blustery and appealed to his own authority and said he could have me removed from the building, but declined to actually order any such thing when I said I was fine with that.
Title: Re: Open Bar: Drinks are on the Supreme Court
Post by: nullified on November 20, 2018, 04:28:16 am
Excellent job.
Title: Re: Open Bar: Drinks are on the Supreme Court
Post by: Cain on November 20, 2018, 03:00:35 pm
Zuckerberg has fantastically broken Facebook, in case if anyone is wondering if it's just their connection.
Title: Re: Open Bar: Drinks are on the Supreme Court
Post by: T̼̞̼ͅr̳̬̤̖̱͚̮̘̜̦̦i̲̩̝͕̣̲̪v̺͇̫̯͉͖͈͖͔̺̰̣͉̟̻̫̭i̦̖Q on November 20, 2018, 03:28:34 pm
Coworker discovered that there's slashfic written about her involving her job here.  She's a tech support person too.
Title: Re: Open Bar: Drinks are on the Supreme Court
Post by: Cain on November 20, 2018, 04:19:32 pm
So, HR is going to have a fun day, at least.
Title: Re: Open Bar: Drinks are on the Supreme Court
Post by: T̼̞̼ͅr̳̬̤̖̱͚̮̘̜̦̦i̲̩̝͕̣̲̪v̺͇̫̯͉͖͈͖͔̺̰̣͉̟̻̫̭i̦̖Q on November 20, 2018, 04:24:44 pm
So, HR is going to have a fun day, at least.

Well, it's clients writing it.  They really like her disembodied voice.
Title: Re: Open Bar: Drinks are on the Supreme Court
Post by: LMNO on November 20, 2018, 04:37:56 pm
That's... specific.



"Have you tried, you know.... turning it off and turning it back on again?  Can you reboot for me?"


:fap:
 :boot:
Title: Re: Open Bar: Drinks are on the Supreme Court
Post by: Q. G. Pennyworth on November 20, 2018, 05:12:18 pm
This story is useless without links
Title: Re: Open Bar: Drinks are on the Supreme Court
Post by: T̼̞̼ͅr̳̬̤̖̱͚̮̘̜̦̦i̲̩̝͕̣̲̪v̺͇̫̯͉͖͈͖͔̺̰̣͉̟̻̫̭i̦̖Q on November 20, 2018, 05:33:15 pm
I'll see what I can find, she's overly creeped out by it-- but now wonders if she can make money reading random tech support things on youtube.
Title: Re: Open Bar: Drinks are on the Supreme Court
Post by: Q. G. Pennyworth on November 20, 2018, 05:47:22 pm
I'll see what I can find, she's overly creeped out by it-- but now wonders if she can make money reading random tech support things on youtube.

If it's gonna bother her more obviously don't, but it's be fun to have a giggle at the authors' expense
Title: Re: Open Bar: Drinks are on the Supreme Court
Post by: T̼̞̼ͅr̳̬̤̖̱͚̮̘̜̦̦i̲̩̝͕̣̲̪v̺͇̫̯͉͖͈͖͔̺̰̣͉̟̻̫̭i̦̖Q on November 20, 2018, 07:17:08 pm
I'll see what I can find, she's overly creeped out by it-- but now wonders if she can make money reading random tech support things on youtube.

If it's gonna bother her more obviously don't, but it's be fun to have a giggle at the authors' expense

Yeah, I'm curious because a good % of people that call in to us are TV people. 
Title: Re: Open Bar: Drinks are on the Supreme Court
Post by: Brother Mythos on November 21, 2018, 06:02:11 am
I picked a fight with the head of security at Boston City Hall today.

I need to know how that went.

Honestly it was over really quick. The Boston Public School kids walked out and did a die-in at the Mayor's office and I went with some other folks to support them. The office is right by the elevators, so we were blocking the path, and I said something to the effect of "protests are supposed to be inconvenient" at him. He got all blustery and appealed to his own authority and said he could have me removed from the building, but declined to actually order any such thing when I said I was fine with that.


"protests are supposed to be inconvenient"


If you have not already done so, you may want to consider doing “your thing” with this statement.
Title: Re: Open Bar: Drinks are on the Supreme Court
Post by: chaotic neutral observer on November 24, 2018, 02:15:27 pm
I've discovered that if I write down what the voice in my head is saying, and post it on this forum, then the voice shuts up for a bit.  Or it starts saying something else, which is fine too.
Title: Re: Open Bar: Drinks are on the Supreme Court
Post by: Cain on November 26, 2018, 03:40:53 pm
Alright, the month from hell is nearly coming to an end.  The tenancy agreement has been signed, so I'm not homeless for at least the next few months, no matter what.

Now I just gotta move my shit and clean my departing flat. 
Title: Re: Open Bar: Drinks are on the Supreme Court
Post by: T̼̞̼ͅr̳̬̤̖̱͚̮̘̜̦̦i̲̩̝͕̣̲̪v̺͇̫̯͉͖͈͖͔̺̰̣͉̟̻̫̭i̦̖Q on November 28, 2018, 02:12:27 pm
From the future is here files:

https://metro.co.uk/2017/10/02/hackers-can-detect-your-butt-plug-from-outside-your-house-and-turn-it-on-6971070/ (https://metro.co.uk/2017/10/02/hackers-can-detect-your-butt-plug-from-outside-your-house-and-turn-it-on-6971070/)
Title: Re: Open Bar: Drinks are on the Supreme Court
Post by: Hoopla! on November 28, 2018, 02:15:00 pm
From the future is here files:

https://metro.co.uk/2017/10/02/hackers-can-detect-your-butt-plug-from-outside-your-house-and-turn-it-on-6971070/ (https://metro.co.uk/2017/10/02/hackers-can-detect-your-butt-plug-from-outside-your-house-and-turn-it-on-6971070/)

Finally some useful technology.
Title: Re: Open Bar: Drinks are on the Supreme Court
Post by: LMNO on November 28, 2018, 02:19:33 pm
I mean, I was hoping...
Title: Re: Open Bar: Drinks are on the Supreme Court
Post by: Hoopla! on November 28, 2018, 02:26:36 pm
BTW, I’ve been in therepy for about three months now and in a MUCH better headspace, and told I am making excellent progress. It’s shocking how helpful just talking can be!
Title: Re: Open Bar: Drinks are on the Supreme Court
Post by: Doktor Howl on November 28, 2018, 03:25:49 pm
BTW, I’ve been in therepy for about three months now and in a MUCH better headspace, and told I am making excellent progress. It’s shocking how helpful just talking can be!

Even if you have to do it with someone else.
Title: Re: Open Bar: Drinks are on the Supreme Court
Post by: Hoopla! on November 28, 2018, 03:51:59 pm
BTW, I’ve been in therepy for about three months now and in a MUCH better headspace, and told I am making excellent progress. It’s shocking how helpful just talking can be!

Even if you have to do it with someone else.

Agreed. I think I was incredibly lucky in that regard.
Title: Re: Open Bar: Drinks are on the Supreme Court
Post by: Doktor Howl on November 28, 2018, 04:07:29 pm
Doktor Legume from the Church of the Subgenius died yesterday.  :cry:
Title: Re: Open Bar: Drinks are on the Supreme Court
Post by: Hoopla! on November 28, 2018, 04:14:45 pm
Doktor Legume from the Church of the Subgenius died yesterday.  :cry:

Fuck. Any details?
Title: Re: Open Bar: Drinks are on the Supreme Court
Post by: Doktor Howl on November 28, 2018, 04:21:17 pm
Doktor Legume from the Church of the Subgenius died yesterday.  :cry:

Fuck. Any details?

Stage IV stomach cancer, died in bed with some friends and family around.
Title: Re: Open Bar: Drinks are on the Supreme Court
Post by: Hoopla! on November 28, 2018, 04:32:18 pm
Doktor Legume from the Church of the Subgenius died yesterday.  :cry:

Fuck. Any details?

Stage IV stomach cancer, died in bed with some friends and family around.

Goddamit. Fuck cancer.
Title: Re: Open Bar: Drinks are on the Supreme Court
Post by: Q. G. Pennyworth on November 28, 2018, 08:10:00 pm
Fuck Cancer

Glad your therapist is a good fit, Hoopla
Title: Re: Open Bar: Drinks are on the Supreme Court
Post by: LMNO on November 28, 2018, 08:12:26 pm
Fuck cancer.
Title: Re: Open Bar: Drinks are on the Supreme Court
Post by: Chelagoras The Boulder on December 02, 2018, 12:09:32 am
Fuck cancer.
Title: Re: Open Bar: Drinks are on the Supreme Court
Post by: T̼̞̼ͅr̳̬̤̖̱͚̮̘̜̦̦i̲̩̝͕̣̲̪v̺͇̫̯͉͖͈͖͔̺̰̣͉̟̻̫̭i̦̖Q on December 04, 2018, 04:40:14 am
Bought a set of shelves off Amazon through 3rd party vendor.  Got a set delivered from Walmart.  Plus some napkins for some reason.

If someone is trying to be some sort of middleman between Amazon and Walmart, their profit margin per transaction is stupidly low. 
Title: Public Service Announcement
Post by: chaotic neutral observer on December 04, 2018, 01:08:04 pm
Please refrain from broadcasting seasonal music over your store's PA system.
Christmas music transforms me into a raving maniac, with the insatiable urge to kill.

Excepting "God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen".  I like that one.
Title: Re: Public Service Announcement
Post by: Hoopla! on December 04, 2018, 02:17:12 pm
Please refrain from broadcasting seasonal music over your store's PA system.
Christmas music transforms me into a raving maniac, with the insatiable urge to kill.

Excepting "God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen".  I like that one.

I am unsure how serious you are about wanting to kill based on hearing seasonal music.

Also, Last Christmas by Wham or GTFO.
Title: Re: Public Service Announcement
Post by: chaotic neutral observer on December 04, 2018, 02:48:01 pm
Please refrain from broadcasting seasonal music over your store's PA system.
Christmas music transforms me into a raving maniac, with the insatiable urge to kill.

Excepting "God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen".  I like that one.

I am unsure how serious you are about wanting to kill based on hearing seasonal music.
(I deserved that.)
In the interests of public welfare, I do my best to avoid venues where such music may be played, but there is always the risk of ... accidents.

I was in a shopping mall the other day, and my left eye twitched slightly.  No one was injured, thank God.
Title: Re: Open Bar: Drinks are on the Supreme Court
Post by: Cain on December 04, 2018, 03:51:35 pm
Sounds like someone isn't




simply




having




a wonderful Christmas time!
Title: Re: Open Bar: Drinks are on the Supreme Court
Post by: LMNO on December 04, 2018, 03:54:41 pm
:crankey:
Title: Re: Open Bar: Drinks are on the Supreme Court
Post by: chaotic neutral observer on December 06, 2018, 01:07:34 pm
I was in Rona (it's like Home Depot) on Tuesday, and heard a chirping noise.  I looked up, and there were small birds alighting on the trusswork, and hopping around on the top of some shelving (aisle 11, electrical).

I wonder how they got in.  I wonder how this will end.
Title: Re: Open Bar: Drinks are on the Supreme Court
Post by: Hoopla! on December 06, 2018, 01:14:59 pm
There is a crack.

There is a crack.

In everything.
Title: Re: Open Bar: Drinks are on the Supreme Court
Post by: chaotic neutral observer on December 06, 2018, 02:38:36 pm
I will duck-tape the universe, but someone else has to clean up the bird poop.
Title: Re: Open Bar: Drinks are on the Supreme Court
Post by: Doktor Howl on December 10, 2018, 04:01:33 pm
ANNNNNNNND THEN PHOENIX  :lulz:

https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/us/how-phoenix-explains-a-rise-in-police-violence-it’s-the-civilians’-fault/ar-BBQKwnL?ocid=spartandhp
Title: Re: Open Bar: Drinks are on the Supreme Court
Post by: Hoopla! on December 10, 2018, 06:18:42 pm
“Now look at what YOU made me do!”
Title: Re: Open Bar: Drinks are on the Supreme Court
Post by: Cain on December 10, 2018, 06:44:38 pm
First day at the new office was OK.  Probably would have been better if I had more than 3 hours sleep and wasn't learning how to use an obtuse database that is getting discarded in 3 months.  On the plus side, apart from "following basic instructions" and "not drooling like an idiot", the day wasn't too hard.  Office is nice and cheery and modern and, unlike the poor saps on the floor below, I don't have to call random people and interrogate them about law firms all day.

I also see the country went insane in my temporary absence.
Title: Re: Open Bar: Drinks are on the Supreme Court
Post by: chaotic neutral observer on December 11, 2018, 03:22:19 am
ANNNNNNNND THEN PHOENIX  :lulz:

https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/us/how-phoenix-explains-a-rise-in-police-violence-it’s-the-civilians’-fault/ar-BBQKwnL?ocid=spartandhp

Hey, isn't Phoenix near Joe Arpaio's old stomping grounds?  I'm sure he'll be glad to know they're carrying on his legacy.
Title: Re: Open Bar: Drinks are on the Supreme Court
Post by: Eater of Clowns on December 11, 2018, 11:38:46 am
First day at the new office was OK.  Probably would have been better if I had more than 3 hours sleep and wasn't learning how to use an obtuse database that is getting discarded in 3 months.  On the plus side, apart from "following basic instructions" and "not drooling like an idiot", the day wasn't too hard.  Office is nice and cheery and modern and, unlike the poor saps on the floor below, I don't have to call random people and interrogate them about law firms all day.

I also see the country went insane in my temporary absence.

I had to do something like this for my new job. One of the online training modules for our database was "click on the News & Updates list and submit the top release as your assignment." The top story was that the database was being replaced.
Title: Re: Open Bar: Drinks are on the Supreme Court
Post by: T̼̞̼ͅr̳̬̤̖̱͚̮̘̜̦̦i̲̩̝͕̣̲̪v̺͇̫̯͉͖͈͖͔̺̰̣͉̟̻̫̭i̦̖Q on December 11, 2018, 05:35:27 pm
Had a meteorologist that called in to support often because their station was full of old ass machines.  Station kept changing between huge news corps which kept tech contracts from doing hardware replacement.  Anyway, station manager tells him he's got to go now because "we need a set of boobs on camera." 

He learned his replacement is getting paid minimum wage.
Title: Re: Open Bar: Drinks are on the Supreme Court
Post by: LMNO on December 11, 2018, 07:03:06 pm
That's horribly depressing.  Both for the woman taking over, and the guy who summed her up as "a set of boobs."
Title: Re: Open Bar: Drinks are on the Supreme Court
Post by: Doktor Howl on December 11, 2018, 07:30:54 pm
Had a meteorologist that called in to support often because their station was full of old ass machines.  Station kept changing between huge news corps which kept tech contracts from doing hardware replacement.  Anyway, station manager tells him he's got to go now because "we need a set of boobs on camera." 

He learned his replacement is getting paid minimum wage.


This is why you have a voice recorder on your cellphone, and run/dump it at all times at work.
Title: Re: Open Bar: Drinks are on the Supreme Court
Post by: T̼̞̼ͅr̳̬̤̖̱͚̮̘̜̦̦i̲̩̝͕̣̲̪v̺͇̫̯͉͖͈͖͔̺̰̣͉̟̻̫̭i̦̖Q on December 11, 2018, 08:24:06 pm
Had a meteorologist that called in to support often because their station was full of old ass machines.  Station kept changing between huge news corps which kept tech contracts from doing hardware replacement.  Anyway, station manager tells him he's got to go now because "we need a set of boobs on camera." 

He learned his replacement is getting paid minimum wage.


This is why you have a voice recorder on your cellphone, and run/dump it at all times at work.

He is suing for breach of contract stuff, expecting harassment suits from new people, hoping they have guts.  But yeah he said they've always been horrible people, but now they're not even using corporate speak anymore.  Said the whole team just got replaced.  All contracts are talent contracts, no journalists or meteorologists.

Ratings so far have tanked.

Bonus is some of the local businesses have sponsored his facebook and web page.  He might come out ahead.
Title: Re: Open Bar: Drinks are on the Supreme Court
Post by: chaotic neutral observer on December 11, 2018, 11:00:50 pm
Said the whole team just got replaced.  All contracts are talent contracts, no journalists or meteorologists.

Ratings so far have tanked.

The natural progression is to replace the weather report with reality TV.  Have a bunch of untrained people go outside, look at the sky, get rained on, etc.  The one with the best forecasts at the end of ten weeks wins $5000.  Imagine how much money the station will save!
Title: Re: Open Bar: Drinks are on the Supreme Court
Post by: chaotic neutral observer on December 13, 2018, 02:29:16 am
I went somewhere I don't belong
                 I don't belong (here)

I don't know what I wanted
                  I wanted (to find people like me)

I learned something I mustn't forget
                    I mustn't forget (if you take away the rules I'm not a nice person)

The more I study people, the more I realize everyone is just like me
                                            everyone is just like me (and that is horrifying)

The more I study people, the more I realize nobody is anything like me
                                            nobody is anything like me (and that is terrifying)

I'm trying too hard to appear clever, which is genuinely stupid.
you can't help me, you're part of the problem
Title: Re: Open Bar: Drinks are on the Supreme Court
Post by: Q. G. Pennyworth on December 13, 2018, 02:53:16 am
Stealing that last line
Title: Re: Open Bar: Drinks are on the Supreme Court
Post by: Cain on December 13, 2018, 03:29:25 am
Urgh.  Problems with the new flat are becoming apparent.  Not least that flat-mates, who all seem decent lads, work late shift.  I can be flexible to an extent with mine, but the realities of the central line mean working anything but 0730-1600 is insanity.  But if the lads are getting back at midnight...  Also problems getting things fixed in a timely manner, some clearly broken things that shouldn't be etc. 

I am tied into a contract, but I do have the option to move to another building (leased by the same firm).  May not be a long-term solution, but I can try and pick somewhere more sturdy, with older and more professional people living there.  But with Xmas coming up sorting it out is gonna be tricky.  Might have to wait for the new year.  And then moving again, urgh...
Title: Re: Open Bar: Drinks are on the Supreme Court
Post by: Cramulus on December 13, 2018, 03:35:24 pm
what's the central line? noisy train, I'm guessing?

do you mean that the flat mates bother you up when they come home at midnight?

Title: Re: Open Bar: Drinks are on the Supreme Court
Post by: Faust on December 13, 2018, 06:08:10 pm
The central train line, if you go anything later then the times Cain mentions you'll be lucky if you can get enough space to move your arms or breath.
Title: Re: Open Bar: Drinks are on the Supreme Court
Post by: Cain on December 13, 2018, 08:04:41 pm
what's the central line? noisy train, I'm guessing?

do you mean that the flat mates bother you up when they come home at midnight?

It's one of the major tube lines through London.  As Faust says, it means getting onto trains where you're nose to nose with people if you're lucky.  I've had sex that was less intimate and involved less body contact.

And yeah.  They don't mean to, its not their fault that the walls are all paper thin.  They come home, they want to eat and have a smoke before bed.  That's pretty fair. Fortunately for now I still have use of the old place, so it's not a major deal.  But come January, I need alternative solutions.
Title: Re: Open Bar: Drinks are on the Supreme Court
Post by: Cain on December 13, 2018, 10:12:14 pm
(https://static.standard.co.uk/s3fs-public/thumbnails/image/2016/05/06/15/tube.jpg?w968)
Title: Re: Open Bar: Drinks are on the Supreme Court
Post by: nullified on December 13, 2018, 10:31:23 pm
That’s a panic attack, not a train station.
Title: Re: Open Bar: Drinks are on the Supreme Court
Post by: Cramulus on December 14, 2018, 08:21:21 pm
Daaaamn, even worse than Grand Central at 9 AM
Title: Re: Open Bar: Drinks are on the Supreme Court
Post by: T̼̞̼ͅr̳̬̤̖̱͚̮̘̜̦̦i̲̩̝͕̣̲̪v̺͇̫̯͉͖͈͖͔̺̰̣͉̟̻̫̭i̦̖Q on December 18, 2018, 04:58:02 am
Kiddo is getting a bone marrow biopsy Thursday.  Here's hoping it turns out normal.
Title: Re: Open Bar: Drinks are on the Supreme Court
Post by: Doktor Howl on December 18, 2018, 05:20:16 am
Kiddo is getting a bone marrow biopsy Thursday.  Here's hoping it turns out normal.

Here's hoping.   :)
Title: Re: Open Bar: Drinks are on the Supreme Court
Post by: Messier Undertree on December 26, 2018, 08:50:36 am
Trains here are far more crowded than that at rush hour but the Yamanote-sen lacks the low ceilings, angry people, and stench of sweat and desperation that make the London tube experience so unique.
Title: Re: Open Bar: Drinks are on the Supreme Court
Post by: Hoopla! on January 04, 2019, 05:49:21 pm
Got a new client at work... the Concordia Group.
Title: Re: Open Bar: Drinks are on the Supreme Court
Post by: Cain on January 04, 2019, 06:07:26 pm
Serves you right, really
Title: Re: Open Bar: Drinks are on the Supreme Court
Post by: Hoopla! on January 04, 2019, 06:13:38 pm
It does indeed.
Title: Re: Open Bar: Drinks are on the Supreme Court
Post by: Doktor Howl on January 04, 2019, 10:50:19 pm
Got a new client at work... the Concordia Group.

You're fucked now, hippie.
Title: Re: Open Bar: Drinks are on the Supreme Court
Post by: Sepia on January 05, 2019, 03:58:17 pm
Hello, friends.

What happened to roger? I'm guessing there is no detailed chronicle regarding his departure

Any other interesting old-fart departures?
Title: Re: Open Bar: Drinks are on the Supreme Court
Post by: Cain on January 05, 2019, 04:34:11 pm
Hello, friends.

What happened to roger? I'm guessing there is no detailed chronicle regarding his departure

Any other interesting old-fart departures?

He passed away in a tragic weasel-wrangling incident on the I-90.  Sad, but what can you expect when motorcycling?
Title: Re: Open Bar: Drinks are on the Supreme Court
Post by: chaotic neutral observer on January 05, 2019, 05:59:04 pm
Hello, friends.

What happened to roger? I'm guessing there is no detailed chronicle regarding his departure

Any other interesting old-fart departures?

He passed away in a tragic weasel-wrangling incident on the I-90.  Sad, but what can you expect when motorcycling?

There are worse ways to go than ferret-legging at 120mph.
Title: Re: Open Bar: Drinks are on the Supreme Court
Post by: Sepia on January 06, 2019, 02:01:56 pm
rip in peace roger


ferret


legged
Title: Re: Open Bar: Drinks are on the Supreme Court
Post by: Doktor Howl on January 06, 2019, 10:35:28 pm
rip in peace roger


ferret


legged

We buried him in a jam jar and threw it into the sewer, per his wishes.
Title: Re: Open Bar: Drinks are on the Supreme Court
Post by: axod on January 07, 2019, 07:01:34 am
dog died today. trustees stealing 20G per year. tomorrow, well, you know.
Title: Re: Open Bar: Drinks are on the Supreme Court
Post by: Q. G. Pennyworth on January 07, 2019, 05:38:39 pm
Sorry about the dog
Title: Re: Open Bar: Drinks are on the Supreme Court
Post by: Doktor Howl on January 07, 2019, 06:20:03 pm
Yeah, same.  It's always bad when a dog dies on you.
Title: Re: Open Bar: Drinks are on the Supreme Court
Post by: Cramulus on January 07, 2019, 08:29:54 pm
"we need to find the right balance" is the styrofoam packing peanuts of things to say in a meeting.

In every planning meeting I've ever attended, some manager or exec lists two possible failure scenarios (usually things that other people just brought up) and concudes "we just need to find a path between these two"

ohhhh shit we got a real brain-genius over here. GOD DAMN, look at those leadership skills.
Title: Re: Open Bar: Drinks are on the Supreme Court
Post by: Cain on January 07, 2019, 09:00:58 pm
Sounds like they need to agily externalize their assets more efficiently, IMO.
Title: Re: Open Bar: Drinks are on the Supreme Court
Post by: Doktor Howl on January 07, 2019, 09:09:25 pm
"we need to find the right balance" is the styrofoam packing peanuts of things to say in a meeting.

In every planning meeting I've ever attended, some manager or exec lists two possible failure scenarios (usually things that other people just brought up) and concudes "we just need to find a path between these two"

ohhhh shit we got a real brain-genius over here. GOD DAMN, look at those leadership skills.

I usually say "the data is inconclusive", then sit back and watch competing egos fight over the best way to lose your ass.
Title: Re: Open Bar: Drinks are on the Supreme Court
Post by: axod on January 07, 2019, 09:38:46 pm
"we need to find the right balance" is the styrofoam packing peanuts of things to say in a meeting.

In every planning meeting I've ever attended, some manager or exec lists two possible failure scenarios (usually things that other people just brought up) and concudes "we just need to find a path between these two"

ohhhh shit we got a real brain-genius over here. GOD DAMN, look at those leadership skills.

I usually say "the data is inconclusive", then sit back and watch competing egos fight over the best way to lose your ass.
Last thing I heard was "cover ier ass"
Title: Re: Open Bar: Drinks are on the Supreme Court
Post by: chaotic neutral observer on January 07, 2019, 10:59:20 pm
"we need to find the right balance" is the styrofoam packing peanuts of things to say in a meeting.

In every planning meeting I've ever attended, some manager or exec lists two possible failure scenarios (usually things that other people just brought up) and concudes "we just need to find a path between these two"

ohhhh shit we got a real brain-genius over here. GOD DAMN, look at those leadership skills.

Make an action item to record these scenarios in the risk register, and then investigate parallel implementation strategies.

I mean, if you don't know what you're doing, just try a bunch of different things.  One of them has to work, right?
Title: Re: Open Bar: Drinks are on the Supreme Court
Post by: axod on January 08, 2019, 07:57:25 am
Im a fucking ninja.
Title: Re: Open Bar: Drinks are on the Supreme Court
Post by: Faust on January 08, 2019, 09:45:37 am
"we need to find the right balance" is the styrofoam packing peanuts of things to say in a meeting.

In every planning meeting I've ever attended, some manager or exec lists two possible failure scenarios (usually things that other people just brought up) and concudes "we just need to find a path between these two"

ohhhh shit we got a real brain-genius over here. GOD DAMN, look at those leadership skills.

I had this recently, I made the mistake of saying "The options are irreconcilable, pick one and do it well", I've never made my bosses angry (to the point of turning red) as telling them they cant have the cake and eat it too.
Title: Re: Open Bar: Drinks are on the Supreme Court
Post by: Doktor Howl on January 08, 2019, 04:10:37 pm
"we need to find the right balance" is the styrofoam packing peanuts of things to say in a meeting.

In every planning meeting I've ever attended, some manager or exec lists two possible failure scenarios (usually things that other people just brought up) and concudes "we just need to find a path between these two"

ohhhh shit we got a real brain-genius over here. GOD DAMN, look at those leadership skills.

I had this recently, I made the mistake of saying "The options are irreconcilable, pick one and do it well", I've never made my bosses angry (to the point of turning red) as telling them they cant have the cake and eat it too.

EVERY.  DAY.  OF MY.  LIFE.  :lulz:
Title: Re: Open Bar: Drinks are on the Supreme Court
Post by: Doktor Howl on January 08, 2019, 05:31:32 pm
Well, it finally happened.  My newsfeed slideshow thingie was entirely links to clickbait.
Title: Re: Open Bar: Drinks are on the Supreme Court
Post by: The Wizard Joseph on January 08, 2019, 06:21:39 pm
Well I'm on the job hunting trail again. I've been through three jobs and each for various reasons has not worked out so far. Tomorrow I sign up with the staffing agencies in town. I'm also going to apply at an electronics recycling plant. I'm real good with a soldering iron and have a background in electronic assembly. I could just as easily sort and disassemble stuff.

On a personal note things are still going very well with me and my GF! She's been very understanding of my troubles, and is just an awesome person in general.

My Phablet died. All of my interactions here and on Facebook are going to be through a cheap phone. I do intend to participate more though. As soon as I have stable work I may even be able to help fund some projects. For some reason I can't seem to quit discordia, so I might as well get to participating!
Title: Re: Open Bar: Drinks are on the Supreme Court
Post by: Cain on January 08, 2019, 09:48:13 pm
Oh good.  In addition to my shower and my washing machine, now my internet is fucked too.

Dial-up would be an improvement on this
Title: Re: Open Bar: Drinks are on the Supreme Court
Post by: T̼̞̼ͅr̳̬̤̖̱͚̮̘̜̦̦i̲̩̝͕̣̲̪v̺͇̫̯͉͖͈͖͔̺̰̣͉̟̻̫̭i̦̖Q on January 09, 2019, 05:37:20 pm
Woo kiddo's bone marrow is normal, so now it's looking at genetics again to see wtf is eating his platelets.  Here's hoping that all looks normal and his immune system is just slightly confused at the moment.
Title: Re: Open Bar: Drinks are on the Supreme Court
Post by: MMIX on January 09, 2019, 06:56:59 pm
that's great news.
Title: Re: Open Bar: Drinks are on the Supreme Court
Post by: Doktor Howl on January 09, 2019, 08:00:22 pm
Yeah, the remaining options are not as scary as bone marrow gone bad. 
Title: Re: Open Bar: Drinks are on the Supreme Court
Post by: Don Coyote on January 09, 2019, 08:03:59 pm
Hurray for kicking cancer's ass
Title: Re: Open Bar: Drinks are on the Supreme Court
Post by: The Wizard Joseph on January 09, 2019, 09:11:01 pm
Glad to hear it Trivial!
Title: Re: Open Bar: Drinks are on the Supreme Court
Post by: Hoopla! on January 09, 2019, 09:32:06 pm
Woo kiddo's bone marrow is normal, so now it's looking at genetics again to see wtf is eating his platelets.  Here's hoping that all looks normal and his immune system is just slightly confused at the moment.

How old is he?
Title: Re: Open Bar: Drinks are on the Supreme Court
Post by: T̼̞̼ͅr̳̬̤̖̱͚̮̘̜̦̦i̲̩̝͕̣̲̪v̺͇̫̯͉͖͈͖͔̺̰̣͉̟̻̫̭i̦̖Q on January 09, 2019, 09:37:43 pm
Woo kiddo's bone marrow is normal, so now it's looking at genetics again to see wtf is eating his platelets.  Here's hoping that all looks normal and his immune system is just slightly confused at the moment.

How old is he?
16 months.

The next scary test is Fanconi's anemia. 
Title: Re: Open Bar: Drinks are on the Supreme Court
Post by: Hoopla! on January 10, 2019, 04:31:09 am
Woo kiddo's bone marrow is normal, so now it's looking at genetics again to see wtf is eating his platelets.  Here's hoping that all looks normal and his immune system is just slightly confused at the moment.

How old is he?
16 months.

The next scary test is Fanconi's anemia.

Have they checked if it is idiopathic thrombocytopenic purpura? I had that around that age and it sounds pretty similar.
Title: Re: Open Bar: Drinks are on the Supreme Court
Post by: T̼̞̼ͅr̳̬̤̖̱͚̮̘̜̦̦i̲̩̝͕̣̲̪v̺͇̫̯͉͖͈͖͔̺̰̣͉̟̻̫̭i̦̖Q on January 10, 2019, 05:25:39 am
Woo kiddo's bone marrow is normal, so now it's looking at genetics again to see wtf is eating his platelets.  Here's hoping that all looks normal and his immune system is just slightly confused at the moment.

How old is he?
16 months.

The next scary test is Fanconi's anemia.

Have they checked if it is idiopathic thrombocytopenic purpura? I had that around that age and it sounds pretty similar.

Well, itp is usually something that goes away after 12 months, at least what the hematologist said. I think with some of his other health issues they just want to tie it to a neat package.  Sometimes a kid is just unlucky.  Other issues have resolved.

Title: Re: Open Bar: Drinks are on the Supreme Court
Post by: Hoopla! on January 10, 2019, 01:42:45 pm
Well, that is good at least.
Title: Re: Open Bar: Drinks are on the Supreme Court
Post by: Cramulus on January 10, 2019, 01:48:28 pm
Glad to hear <3
Title: Re: Open Bar: Drinks are on the Supreme Court
Post by: Cain on January 12, 2019, 08:01:05 pm
My flat mates really are unrepentant douchebags (he said, typing this while having his headphones on and still able to hear their music over his own).  It's exactly like having to deal with students all over again, down to the incessant pot smoking, not going to bed until 5am and letting doors slam because fuck everyone else who's trying to sleep, right?

Fortunately, I seem to have found a decent new place.  Going to take a couple of days to confirm, but it would somehow result in a faster commute, despite being further out from central London and thus giving me more space for about the same price.
Title: Re: Open Bar: Drinks are on the Supreme Court
Post by: T̼̞̼ͅr̳̬̤̖̱͚̮̘̜̦̦i̲̩̝͕̣̲̪v̺͇̫̯͉͖͈͖͔̺̰̣͉̟̻̫̭i̦̖Q on January 13, 2019, 02:15:23 pm
Weather Forecast models are shit now possibly due to government shutdown.  Now you're going to see which weather anchors actually preview the show before on air.
Title: Re: Open Bar: Drinks are on the Supreme Court
Post by: Cain on January 13, 2019, 03:28:31 pm
Thanks Obama
Title: Re: Open Bar: Drinks are on the Supreme Court
Post by: Pergamos on January 13, 2019, 05:54:50 pm
My beloved is about to have her gallbladder removed. It's simple routine surgery but we are both still scared. The past few days have been hell for her.
Title: Re: Open Bar: Drinks are on the Supreme Court
Post by: Doktor Howl on January 14, 2019, 05:19:49 am
My friend Knuckles died today, at age 52.  Heart attack.

I am running out of hard cases.  :cry:
Title: Re: Open Bar: Drinks are on the Supreme Court
Post by: Hoopla! on January 14, 2019, 06:08:25 pm
Shit, that sucks. My condolences.
Title: Re: Open Bar: Drinks are on the Supreme Court
Post by: LMNO on January 14, 2019, 07:01:16 pm
Too much death.

Sorry it's in your life so often, Roger.
Title: Re: Open Bar: Drinks are on the Supreme Court
Post by: P3nT4gR4m on January 14, 2019, 07:20:58 pm
Death is a bell curve. Congrats Rog, We've lived long enough to hit the part where all our peers start dropping like flies :horrormirth:
Title: Re: Open Bar: Drinks are on the Supreme Court
Post by: Doktor Howl on January 15, 2019, 04:33:05 am
Death is a bell curve. Congrats Rog, We've lived long enough to hit the part where all our peers start dropping like flies :horrormirth:

I'M.  STILL.  HERE.
Title: Re: Open Bar: Drinks are on the Supreme Court
Post by: Doktor Howl on January 15, 2019, 04:33:24 am
Too much death.

Sorry it's in your life so often, Roger.

Nature hates you after 40.
Title: Re: Open Bar: Drinks are on the Supreme Court
Post by: Q. G. Pennyworth on January 15, 2019, 11:27:28 am
Nature hates us anyway. Sorry about your friend.
Title: Re: Open Bar: Drinks are on the Supreme Court
Post by: Doktor Howl on January 16, 2019, 12:13:45 am
Nature hates us anyway. Sorry about your friend.

Knuckles was here for a good time, not a long time.
Title: Re: Open Bar: Drinks are on the Supreme Court
Post by: Doktor Howl on January 17, 2019, 09:57:08 pm
So, just looking at pictures of an empty capitol city.

Things fell apart, nobody did anything.
Title: Re: Open Bar: Drinks are on the Supreme Court
Post by: Cain on January 18, 2019, 12:13:05 am
Sorry to hear about Knuckles, Dok.

I'm moving.  Again.  Hopefully on Saturday, if I can find a removalist willing to come within 24 hours.  Which I probably will do, this is London.  Anyway, it will get me away from the asshole brigade here, who kindly informed me I was disrespecting them by complaining about being woken up at 1am in the morning, when I go to work at 6am.

I'm sure you can imagine my response.

Another thing occurs to me, regarding my new position.  Not that I would ever abuse it, but a) I know the best type of legal firm in this city for every single sector and b) every lawyer in this, and every other city, wants to be my best friend because not only can I influence their ratings, I can tell them about their rivals.
Title: Re: Open Bar: Drinks are on the Supreme Court
Post by: Cain on January 18, 2019, 12:20:01 am
They're now trying to be as noisy as possible without waking the neighbours.  Aw, that's cute.  Too bad I'm taking a day off tomorrow.
Title: Re: Open Bar: Drinks are on the Supreme Court
Post by: The Wizard Joseph on January 18, 2019, 09:26:22 pm
Sorry about your loss Dok.


For my part I'm employed again! Went through a staffing agency. My position may or may not be permanent. I'm covering for a person out on indefinite medical leave. The job is checking and refilling machine coolant and some industrial clean up. Working the weekend shift 12hr days fri-sun. It will be nice to have the 4 days off and the job is pretty easy.

I kinda hope that the person I'm covering for doesn't come back because I could do this for a long time and go to online school on my days off. I feel little bad about hoping someone doesn't recover to my own gain, but only a little bit.
Title: Re: Open Bar: Drinks are on the Supreme Court
Post by: Cain on January 19, 2019, 05:25:55 pm
Maybe being ill will throw his life into perspective and he will run away and join a punk rock band, touring people's couches across the country.

Also, new place again.  This place looks a lot cleaner and seems (so far) a lot quieter than the other one.  And for only £15 more a month, it has double the space and a faster commute as well.

Apart from some sneezing, I've not seen or heard from the new flatmates.  I consider this a good sign.
Title: Re: Open Bar: Drinks are on the Supreme Court
Post by: The Wizard Joseph on January 19, 2019, 05:46:08 pm
Sounds like you got a good place then. Glad to hear it Cain!
Title: Re: Open Bar: Drinks are on the Supreme Court
Post by: Cain on January 19, 2019, 06:21:21 pm
Fingers crossed.  Now I just have to overcome this fever and maybe get a new chair for my room (this one is rather, uh, uncomfortable) and I'll be set.
Title: Re: Open Bar: Drinks are on the Supreme Court
Post by: Q. G. Pennyworth on January 19, 2019, 08:32:02 pm
not arrested not dead
Title: Re: Open Bar: Drinks are on the Supreme Court
Post by: Cain on January 19, 2019, 08:40:40 pm
You should demand your money back
Title: Re: Open Bar: Drinks are on the Supreme Court
Post by: Doktor Howl on January 20, 2019, 04:11:06 am
not arrested not dead

Any fun stories?
Title: Re: Open Bar: Drinks are on the Supreme Court
Post by: nullified on January 20, 2019, 04:42:04 am
Also interested in hearing QGP’s current status.
Title: Re: Open Bar: Drinks are on the Supreme Court
Post by: Q. G. Pennyworth on January 20, 2019, 06:49:40 am
not arrested not dead

Any fun stories?

About 13-20 alt right fuckwits beat us to the common and were established very close to the stage before we got there. The stage was extremely loud so there wasn’t a ton of back and forth during the actual program, but they tried to chant over the speakers. Fun fact: “booger people” maps well to “build the wall” which is great when you’re trying to muddle someone else’s chant.

The main body of the women’s march left and it was just the Nazis behind their police barricade and antifa behind another police line and me and like five other people in the middle. I led some chants, which is a dumb thing to do on a sore throat. As the idiots were being escorted to the trains, one of the antifa kids did something to catch a case and everything got real fucking tense. Black bloc lined up linked elbows and the cops blocked off the entire width of the street (which involved some yelling at me for being offsides) and nobody was saying anything so I marched up and down the line getting people to yell. There’s video. Then cop cars appeared at the bottom of the hill and my spider sense went off, so I Jason Bourne’d the fuck outta dodge.

Afterward I checked the bars the idiots usually frequent, but they weren’t at either. It probably was unwise to check by myself, but I still had some crazy left.

There’s video of some of it, if people want to see. Only one arrest.
Title: Re: Open Bar: Drinks are on the Supreme Court
Post by: Doktor Howl on January 20, 2019, 11:27:33 pm
not arrested not dead

Any fun stories?

About 13-20 alt right fuckwits beat us to the common and were established very close to the stage before we got there. The stage was extremely loud so there wasn’t a ton of back and forth during the actual program, but they tried to chant over the speakers. Fun fact: “booger people” maps well to “build the wall” which is great when you’re trying to muddle someone else’s chant.

The main body of the women’s march left and it was just the Nazis behind their police barricade and antifa behind another police line and me and like five other people in the middle. I led some chants, which is a dumb thing to do on a sore throat. As the idiots were being escorted to the trains, one of the antifa kids did something to catch a case and everything got real fucking tense. Black bloc lined up linked elbows and the cops blocked off the entire width of the street (which involved some yelling at me for being offsides) and nobody was saying anything so I marched up and down the line getting people to yell. There’s video. Then cop cars appeared at the bottom of the hill and my spider sense went off, so I Jason Bourne’d the fuck outta dodge.

Afterward I checked the bars the idiots usually frequent, but they weren’t at either. It probably was unwise to check by myself, but I still had some crazy left.

There’s video of some of it, if people want to see. Only one arrest.

I would like to see it.

You're my hero.
Title: Re: Open Bar: Drinks are on the Supreme Court
Post by: nullified on January 20, 2019, 11:48:31 pm
Glad to hear you raised some hell and made it out legally and physically intact.
Title: Re: Open Bar: Drinks are on the Supreme Court
Post by: Q. G. Pennyworth on January 21, 2019, 06:08:48 pm
hxxps://www.facebook.com/mikegamms/videos/10110591424157969/?__tn__=%2CdlC-R&eid=ARC5LImmDdQosvxhVc2X3ETxbTsAmfjeVMv4qGbqlO0Cp7EH7s7ImRkrVIra-w6Xj-hi9TYAryg4ZFgc&hc_ref=ARRlIM73UlN6r6pbHIpBPkPpQVVGAygYmjkvMc6C_h1SnBmCOwVy54L8e-w2JWgIwyE around 2:30 and then the Jason Bourneing


hxxps://www.facebook.com/athiest/videos/10218900485365740 around 14:00 or so it gets interesting, they split antifa from the idiots and I avoid getting trapped behind the barricade because I'm not an idiot. Later I'mleading the "whose streets?" and you can hear my voice crack. There's also a Jesus Centrist.
Title: Re: Open Bar: Drinks are on the Supreme Court
Post by: Junkenstien on January 23, 2019, 09:37:09 pm
Also not arrested or dead. Pushing some possibly ethical boundaries of what can be deemed "work". Probably too good to last, but it's been a while now...

Glad to see the usual fucks are/ aren't alive.
Title: Re: Open Bar: Drinks are on the Supreme Court
Post by: LMNO on January 24, 2019, 12:59:25 pm
Glad to see you're still walking the earth.
Title: Re: Open Bar: Drinks are on the Supreme Court
Post by: Cain on January 24, 2019, 09:31:15 pm
Been told to stop making people feel bad by coming in too early.  At least until my probation period is over.

I mean, it wasn't really by choice, it was because the central line was so terrible.  But OK.

In other news, I know more about mergers and acquisitions than I ever wanted.
Title: Re: Open Bar: Drinks are on the Supreme Court
Post by: Doktor Howl on January 24, 2019, 10:47:04 pm

In other news, I know more about mergers and acquisitions than I ever wanted.

PREACH
Title: Re: Open Bar: Drinks are on the Supreme Court
Post by: Cain on January 25, 2019, 09:42:26 am

In other news, I know more about mergers and acquisitions than I ever wanted.

PREACH

Ah it’s more after action reports, picking over the carcass of the deals and criticising those involved for incorrect form.

Still more than I ever cared to know.
Title: Re: Open Bar: Drinks are on the Supreme Court
Post by: chaotic neutral observer on January 26, 2019, 05:26:10 pm
Yesterday I was in a meat shop, and on a whim, picked up something called "Biltong", not knowing what it was.

It's a South African proto-jerky.  But rather than being cut in thin strips, like conventional jerky, it's quite thick.  It's also so tough that I had difficulty cutting off a piece with a steak knife, and expect that a hacksaw might have been more effective.  Actually consuming said comestible left my jaw muscles quite fatigued.

Nice flavour, though.
Title: Re: Open Bar: Drinks are on the Supreme Court
Post by: T̼̞̼ͅr̳̬̤̖̱͚̮̘̜̦̦i̲̩̝͕̣̲̪v̺͇̫̯͉͖͈͖͔̺̰̣͉̟̻̫̭i̦̖Q on January 27, 2019, 02:37:37 am
Friend of mine was asking for money for a mission trip to evangelize to the heathen country of Finland...

Issues::

1) They're already mostly some flavor of Christian.
2) This time of the year it's dark and they're drunk.

At least this is what my Finnish co-worker told me.
Title: Re: Open Bar: Drinks are on the Supreme Court
Post by: nullified on January 27, 2019, 04:01:07 am
Friend of mine was asking for money for a mission trip to evangelize to the heathen country of Finland...

Issues::

1) They're already mostly some flavor of Christian.
2) This time of the year it's dark and they're drunk.

At least this is what my Finnish co-worker told me.

I can confirm both of these thanks to my friend who lives there. She doesn’t drink but the booze scent is enough that she is drunk anyway.
Title: Re: Open Bar: Drinks are on the Supreme Court
Post by: chaotic neutral observer on January 27, 2019, 04:10:09 am
Friend of mine was asking for money for a mission trip to evangelize to the heathen country of Finland...

Issues::

1) They're already mostly some flavor of Christian.
2) This time of the year it's dark and they're drunk.

At least this is what my Finnish co-worker told me.

Why not send your friend here?
It's less money than a trip to Finland, and it's been forever since I was last evangelized.
Title: Re: Open Bar: Drinks are on the Supreme Court
Post by: Con-troll on January 27, 2019, 08:08:54 pm
Finnish christianity is so dull, melancholic and self-loathing, that anything your friend could bring to it would be a positive change. I too want to dance in church. Tell them to watch out for Lalli tho.
Title: Re: Open Bar: Drinks are on the Supreme Court
Post by: Cain on January 27, 2019, 08:59:14 pm
Talking in tongues, handling snakes and smiting the demon of numerology all sounds like fun games, but you know where it ends up

(https://www.gannett-cdn.com/presto/2018/08/08/PIND/4b833ef8-93ab-41d2-b959-4ff4fa3e537d-Joel_Osteen_in_LA.jpg?width=534&height=401&fit=bounds&auto=webp)

Yeah, there are worse things than boring.
Title: Re: Open Bar: Drinks are on the Supreme Court
Post by: The Wizard Joseph on January 27, 2019, 09:47:36 pm
 :lulz: :lulz:
Title: Re: Open Bar: Drinks are on the Supreme Court
Post by: Chelagoras The Boulder on January 28, 2019, 03:26:21 am
this will be my last week at the respite services job. every time i try to feel bad about leaving, one of the clients tries to wrestle me for more red paint. Things can only go up from here.
Title: Re: Open Bar: Drinks are on the Supreme Court
Post by: Con-troll on January 28, 2019, 04:13:39 pm
Yeah, there are worse things than boring.
Agreed, but boring will hardly never trip on its own shoelaces, crash down, and burn in a spectacular fashion. As a millenial I'm not entertained by anything else.
Title: Re: Open Bar: Drinks are on the Supreme Court
Post by: T̼̞̼ͅr̳̬̤̖̱͚̮̘̜̦̦i̲̩̝͕̣̲̪v̺͇̫̯͉͖͈͖͔̺̰̣͉̟̻̫̭i̦̖Q on January 29, 2019, 04:31:17 am
I'm in Wisconsin and the bars closed due to weather.   :eek:
Title: Re: Open Bar: Drinks are on the Supreme Court
Post by: Doktor Howl on January 29, 2019, 03:25:49 pm
I'm in Wisconsin and the bars closed due to weather.   :eek:

MAKE YOUR TIME
Title: Re: Open Bar: Drinks are on the Supreme Court
Post by: T̼̞̼ͅr̳̬̤̖̱͚̮̘̜̦̦i̲̩̝͕̣̲̪v̺͇̫̯͉͖͈͖͔̺̰̣͉̟̻̫̭i̦̖Q on January 29, 2019, 05:42:49 pm
I'm in Wisconsin and the bars closed due to weather.   :eek:

MAKE YOUR TIME
The liquor stores are still open during the day, still clinging to life.
Title: Re: Open Bar: Drinks are on the Supreme Court
Post by: Doktor Howl on January 30, 2019, 01:01:11 am
Unrelated:  tmw you see someone you respected sail away on a wave of blatantly false populism.

"TEH WORKURZ ENDED TEH SHUTDOWN SUCCEZZFULLY"
Title: Re: Open Bar: Drinks are on the Supreme Court
Post by: Don Coyote on January 30, 2019, 02:12:40 am
I had thought that the HOLYTM was no longer going to flow on account of the drastic toning down of my manic episodes thanks to modern chemistry, but, I think some of it still leaks out.

UNFORTUNARELTY

I HAVE
TO
Reijn it in or it will go full episode
Title: Re: Open Bar: Drinks are on the Supreme Court
Post by: Doktor Howl on January 30, 2019, 02:19:02 am
And then I just got the Nigel treatment from Chelagoras.

Treatment protocol remains unchanged, due to 100% success rate.  BLOCKT
Title: Re: Open Bar: Drinks are on the Supreme Court
Post by: Doktor Howl on January 30, 2019, 02:19:23 am
I had thought that the HOLYTM was no longer going to flow on account of the drastic toning down of my manic episodes thanks to modern chemistry, but, I think some of it still leaks out.

UNFORTUNARELTY

I HAVE
TO
Reijn it in or it will go full episode

DRUGS CANNOT STOP TEH HOLY
Title: Re: Open Bar: Drinks are on the Supreme Court
Post by: nullified on January 30, 2019, 02:30:44 am
Unrelated:  tmw you see someone you respected sail away on a wave of blatantly false populism.

"TEH WORKURZ ENDED TEH SHUTDOWN SUCCEZZFULLY"

This sucks, every goddamn time. I’ve lost more people than I have appendages that way. (Not necessarily populism alone, but the whole general deal of people buying into bullshit with their entire life savings.)
Title: Re: Open Bar: Drinks are on the Supreme Court
Post by: Don Coyote on January 30, 2019, 03:58:38 am
Unrelated:  tmw you see someone you respected sail away on a wave of blatantly false populism.

"TEH WORKURZ ENDED TEH SHUTDOWN SUCCEZZFULLY"

But didnt you know? Democrats cant do anything but be the lapdogs of our corporate overords and Pelosi had absolutely nothing to do with dragging it out long enough for the work stoppages and impending ones to any effect at all. It's just logic that the proletariate did all the work.
Title: Re: Open Bar: Drinks are on the Supreme Court
Post by: nullified on January 30, 2019, 05:19:13 am
To be fair there, I’m still in mild disbelief that Pelosi had one solid vertebra, let alone the relatively complete spine put on display. If I could deny my eyes, I’d say it was nothing to do with her or Chuck “I will roll over if you make the little finger motion and won’t even ask for a treat” Schumer.

Unfortunately, I’m cursed to believe that events I watch happen are actually happening.
Title: Re: Open Bar: Drinks are on the Supreme Court
Post by: LMNO on January 30, 2019, 01:40:15 pm
...we all knew that it was going to end before the Superbowl, right?

I mean, millions of NFL dollars flowing into Atlanta.  No way they were going to short staff the airport.
Title: Re: Open Bar: Drinks are on the Supreme Court
Post by: Hoopla! on January 30, 2019, 01:42:32 pm
And then I just got the Nigel treatment from Chelagoras.

Treatment protocol remains unchanged, due to 100% success rate.  BLOCKT

What happened?
Title: Re: Open Bar: Drinks are on the Supreme Court
Post by: Cain on January 30, 2019, 03:50:05 pm
It might hit zero Celsius tonight (smugs in non-American)
Title: Re: Open Bar: Drinks are on the Supreme Court
Post by: Doktor Howl on January 30, 2019, 03:51:46 pm
And then I just got the Nigel treatment from Chelagoras.

Treatment protocol remains unchanged, due to 100% success rate.  BLOCKT

What happened?

He was on about how Pelosi wasn't the hero, tHe WoRKerS were.  Despite the fact that there was no union action, and that people stopped going in to the airports only when they literally lacked the gasoline to get to work.

His response was something along the lines of "ARE YOU CALLING ME SEXIST?" 

At which point I blocked him.  Never putting up with that kind of shit again.
Title: Re: Open Bar: Drinks are on the Supreme Court
Post by: Doktor Howl on January 30, 2019, 03:52:14 pm
It might hit zero Celsius tonight (smugs in non-American)

Might get below 20C tonight (leers in Southwest).
Title: Re: Open Bar: Drinks are on the Supreme Court
Post by: Hoopla! on January 30, 2019, 03:55:51 pm
And then I just got the Nigel treatment from Chelagoras.

Treatment protocol remains unchanged, due to 100% success rate.  BLOCKT

What happened?

He was on about how Pelosi wasn't the hero, tHe WoRKerS were.  Despite the fact that there was no union action, and that people stopped going in to the airports only when they literally lacked the gasoline to get to work.

His response was something along the lines of "ARE YOU CALLING ME SEXIST?" 

At which point I blocked him.  Never putting up with that kind of shit again.

Jesus.

Why are people so resistant to looking at their own bad ideas?

I discovered last night what seems to be some latent sexism related to a character on a tv ahow which was simultaneously illuminating and disturbing. We all have fucking prejudices... we can only start fixing them if we confront them head on.
Title: Re: Open Bar: Drinks are on the Supreme Court
Post by: Doktor Howl on January 30, 2019, 04:05:05 pm
And then I just got the Nigel treatment from Chelagoras.

Treatment protocol remains unchanged, due to 100% success rate.  BLOCKT

What happened?

He was on about how Pelosi wasn't the hero, tHe WoRKerS were.  Despite the fact that there was no union action, and that people stopped going in to the airports only when they literally lacked the gasoline to get to work.

His response was something along the lines of "ARE YOU CALLING ME SEXIST?" 

At which point I blocked him.  Never putting up with that kind of shit again.

Jesus.

Why are people so resistant to looking at their own bad ideas?

I discovered last night what seems to be some latent sexism related to a character on a tv ahow which was simultaneously illuminating and disturbing. We all have fucking prejudices... we can only start fixing them if we confront them head on.

I knew that as soon as either Sanders or Clinton started making squishy noises about running, everyone would go batshit insane again.  And since Sanders has to fuck up everything he touches, he announced that he was planning to announce the day the shutdown ended.  Tell me THAT is a fucking coincidence.  Then the next day, he starts jabbering that Pelosi shouldn't get credit for the result, but instead that it was some kind of IWW Wobbly revolt.  And then his followers go fucking batshit, toss away their rationality, and you get what happened yesterday.

Funniest bit was, the Nigel thing was when *I* was interested in Sanders, which goes to show that this isn't a progressive problem, it's that humans are stupid and should all die.  Like today.  Like, get the fuck off of my Goddamn planet.  Stupid hairless apes.
Title: Re: Open Bar: Drinks are on the Supreme Court
Post by: Doktor Howl on January 30, 2019, 04:09:22 pm
OR THIS.  HAHAHAHA DOOM.

https://www.msn.com/en-us/weather/topstories/melting-glaciers-in-arctic-reveal-land-hidden-for-40000-years-study-says/ar-BBSTGVO?ocid=spartanntp
Title: Re: Open Bar: Drinks are on the Supreme Court
Post by: Doktor Howl on January 30, 2019, 07:14:15 pm
Meanwhile, Matt Bevin feels your child should man up to -35F weather.

https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/us/were-getting-soft-kentucky-governor-says-america-is-weak-for-closing-schools-as-a-deadly-arctic-deep-freeze-wreaks-havoc-with-record-breaking-low-temperatures/ar-BBSXzv2?ocid=spartanntp
Title: Re: Open Bar: Drinks are on the Supreme Court
Post by: LMNO on January 30, 2019, 07:22:13 pm
"Back in my day, we literally froze the inside of our lungs, and we liked it!"
Title: Re: Open Bar: Drinks are on the Supreme Court
Post by: Hoopla! on January 30, 2019, 08:22:44 pm
Flibbedly Foo!
Title: Re: Open Bar: Drinks are on the Supreme Court
Post by: Cain on January 31, 2019, 11:09:20 am
It’s only cold enough to freeze a cracked egg on a sidewalk. Those children should man up.
Title: Re: Open Bar: Drinks are on the Supreme Court
Post by: Doktor Howl on February 01, 2019, 10:05:05 pm
The next election is in 21+ months, and I already hate everyone.  Every single progressive, every single moderate dem, and - and this goes without saying - every single republican.  I am not talking about the candidates, mind you, I am talking about their fans.  I mean, you want to watch everyone left of Attila the Hun lose their shit and devour themselves, just mention *any* candidate.  Then sit back and watch the blood splatter on the ceiling tiles.

Everyone is stupid and humans should die.
Title: Re: Open Bar: Drinks are on the Supreme Court
Post by: chaotic neutral observer on February 02, 2019, 03:42:13 am
Sometimes my job is like trying to teach a bear to nail jello to the wall.  If the bear eats the jello instead of me, I call it a good day.  When the bear eats the wall, it's time to take some vacation days.

Every once in a while, I drop a hint that to management that I could do more with a bigger bear, but they tell me there's only project budget for nails.  I've already got a pretty big bear, anyway.
Title: Re: Open Bar: Drinks are on the Supreme Court
Post by: Doktor Howl on February 05, 2019, 12:23:49 am
Chelegoras and I have reached an understanding.
Title: Re: Open Bar: Drinks are on the Supreme Court
Post by: chaotic neutral observer on February 05, 2019, 01:58:41 am
A co-worker said something really nice to me today.

He thanked me for setting the precedent of not working overtime.

I'm becoming a bad influence.   :evil:
Title: Re: Open Bar: Drinks are on the Supreme Court
Post by: Don Coyote on February 05, 2019, 03:21:12 am
Fuck the rpg community at large for fucking up what is considered a fair price for shitty elfgame shit.

I also sold my first copy of a game today.
Title: Re: Open Bar: Drinks are on the Supreme Court
Post by: nullified on February 09, 2019, 09:36:00 am
Allow me to explain my past few days.

1: wake up to non emergency police gathering my stuff and me in a friend of an acquaintance’s house in Fresno. This would be the first of February.
2: spend 4 nights in unpowered, unheated sheds in a homeless shelter. Acquire bedbugs.
3: get simultaneous offers to bankroll my escape and give me a place to go from friends.
4: bedbugs defeated by, apparently, black magic. We have no idea.
5: board a greyhound to Michigan.
6: Las Vegas sucks. It looks like a migraine and everyone acts like they aren’t happy unless you have a migraine too.
7: let me just say Utah is annoying to look at in the winter snow. Fortunately I didn’t have five minutes in the Salt Lake City bus station before we were crammed into a van toting a trailer. This is what passes for transit in Utah.
8: we get to Butte MT and are told all further busses east are cancelled, do not go to Billings you will die in the cold, find a hotel here
9: panic
10:friend buys a hotel room, other friend reaches out to his huge network, I am temporarily rich (I had 900 dollars before I booked all the stuff for leaving shithole USA, I still have around 250)
11: now waiting for taxi to take me to the bus station which is only open from, I kid ye not, midnight to 6pm. It’s unconscionable and fucking weird too

And let me just say. There are no Ubers or Lyfts here. No DoorDash or Grubhub here. Your smartphone is a phone and nothing else as long as you are in Montana. If you can’t drive, you had better be okay with taking a taxi or simply walking.

Extra fun: all this happened about one month after I nearly got human trafficked in San Bernardino. My life is a fucking mess. Hopefully this cleans it up a bit.
Title: Re: Open Bar: Drinks are on the Supreme Court
Post by: nullified on February 09, 2019, 09:44:42 am
Oh yeah, so: this time I’m going back to Utah and taking the goddamn train to Chicago, dropping a piece of luggage to be shipped there, then taking a bus which only lets you check two bags (hence the dropping off luggage) to Lansing.

I will never board a Greyhound again, this is the second time doing so nearly killed me.
Title: Re: Open Bar: Drinks are on the Supreme Court
Post by: Don Coyote on February 10, 2019, 12:39:05 am
what in the ever living FUCK
Title: Re: Open Bar: Drinks are on the Supreme Court
Post by: nullified on February 10, 2019, 12:57:21 am
I have the sneaking suspicion the worst of the badness is over, so I summarized it all now.

Idea was basically that there’s no point giving blow by blow updates and depressing everyone, better to be like “look at this bullshit I survived” after the fact. And that’s how it feels right now, I have been through the wringer but goddamn it I won!
Title: Re: Open Bar: Drinks are on the Supreme Court
Post by: T̼̞̼ͅr̳̬̤̖̱͚̮̘̜̦̦i̲̩̝͕̣̲̪v̺͇̫̯͉͖͈͖͔̺̰̣͉̟̻̫̭i̦̖Q on February 10, 2019, 01:06:21 am
Sucks what you went through.

Yay for winning!
Title: Re: Open Bar: Drinks are on the Supreme Court
Post by: nullified on February 10, 2019, 01:12:27 am
Sucks what you went through.

Yay for winning!

Goddamn right yay for winning. If life is a game I must have accidentally picked hardcore mode in nightmare difficulty, but I’ll be damned if that stops me from beating this bastard.

True story, I don’t think I’d have made it through if it weren’t for the lessons folks here taught me over the years. Credit where credit is due, you flea ridden mutants and tentacle faced antifa terrorists and mustachioed mad scientists and everyone I can’t think of a snappy term for off the top of my head. Your internet drivel gave me the motivation and inner strength and damn bull headed stubbornness to keep moving when all was apparently lost.
Title: Re: Open Bar: Drinks are on the Supreme Court
Post by: Cain on February 10, 2019, 01:14:53 pm
Damn, and I was stressed by moving while ill.
Title: Re: Open Bar: Drinks are on the Supreme Court
Post by: nullified on February 11, 2019, 03:37:02 am
Damn, and I was stressed by moving while ill.

Eh, thing I learned that I think is important is not to critique yourself for what stresses you or fucks with your head. “Look how bad I have it, stop whining” is just a kind of victim shaming. I have no doubt that you had a stressful trip, and I’m not going to play some dumb comparison game. I’m glad you made it out the other side of your situation, that’s all that matters imo.
Title: Re: Open Bar: Drinks are on the Supreme Court
Post by: P3nT4gR4m on February 11, 2019, 09:08:43 am
Whoa! I guess it's kinda a dick move following up that with my good news but dick I am, so here goes - My partners and I just sold our business and I got myself about 3 years of runway cash now, with which to become a professional artist and/or launch an AR business. Got a gig next month at facebook HQ in London Being filmed competing in an art battle with 15 proper pros. Don't expect to do particularly well but it's all about teh networking. Been bored for about the last 5 years. It's time for some adventure before I snuff it from old age and poor lifestyle choices! 8)
Title: Re: Open Bar: Drinks are on the Supreme Court
Post by: nullified on February 11, 2019, 10:36:17 am
Whoa! I guess it's kinda a dick move following up that with my good news but dick I am, so here goes - My partners and I just sold our business and I got myself about 3 years of runway cash now, with which to become a professional artist and/or launch an AR business. Got a gig next month at facebook HQ in London Being filmed competing in an art battle with 15 proper pros. Don't expect to do particularly well but it's all about teh networking. Been bored for about the last 5 years. It's time for some adventure before I snuff it from old age and poor lifestyle choices! 8)

That’s super awesome! Good luck with the whole competition thing.
Title: Re: Open Bar: Drinks are on the Supreme Court
Post by: Hoopla! on February 11, 2019, 08:23:52 pm
Someone in r/occult today was asking what is the best way to get the attention of Eris. So, we’re likely all doomed.
Title: Re: Open Bar: Drinks are on the Supreme Court
Post by: LMNO on February 11, 2019, 08:34:50 pm
Someone in r/occult today was asking what is the best way to get the attention of Eris. So, we’re likely all doomed.

Throw a party; don't invite her.
Title: Re: Open Bar: Drinks are on the Supreme Court
Post by: Hoopla! on February 11, 2019, 09:03:45 pm
Someone in r/occult today was asking what is the best way to get the attention of Eris. So, we’re likely all doomed.

Throw a party; don't invite her.

Definitely.
Title: Re: Open Bar: Drinks are on the Supreme Court
Post by: nullified on February 11, 2019, 09:07:35 pm
You have to invite someone on Her level though. It’s cool if it’s like “no deities allowed!” Who knows, maybe you’re discussing overthrowing the gods again. Good idea to let folks keep that on the down low.

But if you invite a deity who isn’t Her, now you’re just being rude. On purpose. She knows you know how She feels about that sort of thing.
Title: Re: Open Bar: Drinks are on the Supreme Court
Post by: chaotic neutral observer on February 12, 2019, 12:05:30 am
Someone in r/occult today was asking what is the best way to get the attention of Eris. So, we’re likely all doomed.

Did they say why?  What were they trying to do?  Whatever the reason, there's usually a less dangerous solution than getting a chaos goddess involved.

Before summoning Eris, they should be encouraged to first try some of the safer alternatives, like going to a job interview with pasta* down their pants, riding a walrus down the freeway during rush hour, or setting off firecrackers at an airport security checkpoint.

*Al dente.  With sauce.
Title: Re: Open Bar: Drinks are on the Supreme Court
Post by: Faust on February 12, 2019, 10:51:15 am
It's not even about having a party with gods, Eris wouldn't be about the fine details such as their status in the pantheon. Inviting Patrick Swayze could draw her attention even more than inviting Zeus depending on her mood.
In short, she will show up when she wants to show up. Don't call her, she will call you.
Title: Re: Open Bar: Drinks are on the Supreme Court
Post by: Cramulus on February 12, 2019, 03:48:41 pm
I think you just gotta wake up in the morning and say SURPRISE ME, ERIS for like 23 days in a row
Title: Re: Open Bar: Drinks are on the Supreme Court
Post by: LMNO on February 12, 2019, 03:58:33 pm
Man, I should really get that published.
Title: Re: Open Bar: Drinks are on the Supreme Court
Post by: LMNO on February 12, 2019, 04:32:48 pm
If anyone was looking for it... (https://www.principiadiscordia.com/forum/index.php/topic,24245.msg837915.html#msg837915)
Title: Re: Open Bar: Drinks are on the Supreme Court
Post by: nullified on February 13, 2019, 04:32:12 am
I just wanted everyone to know I am safe in Michigan, with wonderful people and a comfortable place to sleep. The nightmare appears to have ended for now.
Title: Re: Open Bar: Drinks are on the Supreme Court
Post by: Eater of Clowns on February 13, 2019, 11:21:44 am
I just wanted everyone to know I am safe in Michigan, with wonderful people and a comfortable place to sleep. The nightmare appears to have ended for now.

I think you just gotta wake up in the morning and say SURPRISE ME, ERIS for like 23 days in a row
Title: Re: Open Bar: Drinks are on the Supreme Court
Post by: nullified on February 13, 2019, 02:55:15 pm
Look, I promise you I never once said such words. I’m done with surprises.
Title: Re: Open Bar: Drinks are on the Supreme Court
Post by: Hoopla! on February 13, 2019, 09:45:06 pm
Someone in r/occult today was asking what is the best way to get the attention of Eris. So, we’re likely all doomed.

Did they say why?  What were they trying to do?  Whatever the reason, there's usually a less dangerous solution than getting a chaos goddess involved.

Before summoning Eris, they should be encouraged to first try some of the safer alternatives, like going to a job interview with pasta* down their pants, riding a walrus down the freeway during rush hour, or setting off firecrackers at an airport security checkpoint.

*Al dente.  With sauce.

I don’t ask why some guys want to smash their testicles with a hammer, and I don’t ask about shit like this either.
Title: Re: Open Bar: Drinks are on the Supreme Court
Post by: chaotic neutral observer on February 17, 2019, 05:00:49 pm
I've recently decided to participate more actively in my finances, so I've started looking at the stock market.  I'm starting out small-scale and conservative, until I get some experience, and have a better understanding of How Everything Works.  (I even bought a book!)

Last week, I ran across a startup mining/ore-processing stock that looked promising (and slightly undervalued), so I decided to buy a few shares in it--not enough that I would miss the money much if they got wiped out, but enough that I might make a decent profit if they Made it Big.

On Monday, I put in an order to purchase, but I set the limit price too low, so it expired.  So, Monday evening, I put in another order, at $0.54 per share.  When I checked my account on Tuesday, I discovered that my order had been filled...at $0.30.  Before the market opened, the company had issued a report that they had reassessed their progress, and that although construction was on schedule, they were about $300 million short on their cost estimates.  The stock had crashed.

The price had rebounded by mid-morning, so I sold enough at $0.34 to recover my initial investment, the transaction fees, and make about $200, with a small amount of stock left over.

This was the worst possible outcome.

If I had got in one day earlier, I would have lost 37%, learned my lesson, and learned it hard.  As it stands, I made 7% in one day, and part of my brain insists on framing this as a success, and wondering if I can do it again, even though it was actually just a confluence of raw stupidity and pure dumb luck.

Come on down to the secret casino tonight
Indulge yourself in a fool-hearted game for once
But if you get addicted, it might start getting scary
It's a habit-forming kind of ecstasy
Russian, Russian Roulette

    --Russian Roulette (Nakahara Meiko) (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pTMe1vhUxh0)


I think I'd better finish reading the book before doing anything more.  It seems to be treating "people are basically irrational" as an axiom, and saying things like "smarter people that you have lost money on the stock market," so it's probably on the right track.


Title: Re: Open Bar: Drinks are on the Supreme Court
Post by: Don Coyote on February 18, 2019, 03:51:26 pm
Yesterday I was reminded of the Orange eating contest because I had to stop my toddler from being fed oranges continuously.
Title: Re: Open Bar: Drinks are on the Supreme Court
Post by: Doktor Howl on February 19, 2019, 04:35:13 am
Yesterday I was reminded of the Orange eating contest because I had to stop my toddler from being fed oranges continuously.

*screams internally*


How old is the kid, now?
Title: Re: Open Bar: Drinks are on the Supreme Court
Post by: Meunster on February 19, 2019, 05:04:10 am
The ringing in my ears and increased heart rate do not pair well with how mundane catching up with old ghosts is.
Title: Re: Open Bar: Drinks are on the Supreme Court
Post by: Faust on February 19, 2019, 05:17:09 am
Someone goose you?
Title: Re: Open Bar: Drinks are on the Supreme Court
Post by: Meunster on February 19, 2019, 05:29:22 am
Me? No the geese are fine they're flying home for the summer
Title: Re: Open Bar: Drinks are on the Supreme Court
Post by: Faust on February 19, 2019, 05:47:49 am
Why are your ears ringing and your heart palpitating?
Title: Re: Open Bar: Drinks are on the Supreme Court
Post by: Don Coyote on February 19, 2019, 05:52:06 am
Yesterday I was reminded of the Orange eating contest because I had to stop my toddler from being fed oranges continuously.

*screams internally*


How old is the kid, now?

14 months
We're at the "understands words and HATE THEM" stage of life. Also I have grapple him to wipe shit from his ass.
Title: Re: Open Bar: Drinks are on the Supreme Court
Post by: Doktor Howl on February 19, 2019, 04:44:29 pm
Yesterday I was reminded of the Orange eating contest because I had to stop my toddler from being fed oranges continuously.

*screams internally*


How old is the kid, now?

14 months
We're at the "understands words and HATE THEM" stage of life. Also I have grapple him to wipe shit from his ass.

That gets easier when they turn 20 or so.
Title: Re: Open Bar: Drinks are on the Supreme Court
Post by: Don Coyote on February 19, 2019, 05:41:14 pm
Yesterday I was reminded of the Orange eating contest because I had to stop my toddler from being fed oranges continuously.

*screams internally*


How old is the kid, now?

14 months
We're at the "understands words and HATE THEM" stage of life. Also I have grapple him to wipe shit from his ass.

That gets easier when they turn 20 or so.

Months or years?
Title: Re: Open Bar: Drinks are on the Supreme Court
Post by: Junkenstien on February 19, 2019, 07:43:34 pm
Years.

I'm learning that faster each day.
Title: Re: Open Bar: Drinks are on the Supreme Court
Post by: T̼̞̼ͅr̳̬̤̖̱͚̮̘̜̦̦i̲̩̝͕̣̲̪v̺͇̫̯͉͖͈͖͔̺̰̣͉̟̻̫̭i̦̖Q on February 19, 2019, 10:37:17 pm
Yesterday I was reminded of the Orange eating contest because I had to stop my toddler from being fed oranges continuously.

*screams internally*


How old is the kid, now?



14 months
We're at the "understands words and HATE THEM" stage of life. Also I have grapple him to wipe shit from his ass.

Ha, my son is at that stage, he's 17 months. 
Title: Re: Open Bar: Drinks are on the Supreme Court
Post by: Doktor Howl on February 20, 2019, 05:33:52 am
Yesterday I was reminded of the Orange eating contest because I had to stop my toddler from being fed oranges continuously.

*screams internally*


How old is the kid, now?

14 months
We're at the "understands words and HATE THEM" stage of life. Also I have grapple him to wipe shit from his ass.

That gets easier when they turn 20 or so.

Months or years?

Years.  ENJOY!
Title: Re: Open Bar: Drinks are on the Supreme Court
Post by: T̼̞̼ͅr̳̬̤̖̱͚̮̘̜̦̦i̲̩̝͕̣̲̪v̺͇̫̯͉͖͈͖͔̺̰̣͉̟̻̫̭i̦̖Q on February 20, 2019, 03:14:41 pm
Yesterday I was reminded of the Orange eating contest because I had to stop my toddler from being fed oranges continuously.

*screams internally*


How old is the kid, now?

14 months
We're at the "understands words and HATE THEM" stage of life. Also I have grapple him to wipe shit from his ass.

Also, what are his opinions on pants?
Title: Re: Open Bar: Drinks are on the Supreme Court
Post by: Don Coyote on February 21, 2019, 03:16:35 am
Yesterday I was reminded of the Orange eating contest because I had to stop my toddler from being fed oranges continuously.

*screams internally*


How old is the kid, now?

14 months
We're at the "understands words and HATE THEM" stage of life. Also I have grapple him to wipe shit from his ass.

Also, what are his opinions on pants?

Pants YES
Shirt SCREEEEEEEEEECH
Coat YES
Socks YES
Title: Re: Open Bar: Drinks are on the Supreme Court
Post by: Con-troll on February 21, 2019, 03:28:58 am
Technical question:

Is there a way to radically up my posts per second without getting spammy or boring?
Title: Re: Open Bar: Drinks are on the Supreme Court
Post by: Don Coyote on February 21, 2019, 06:02:34 am
Technical question:

Is there a way to radically up my posts per second without getting spammy or boring?

y
Title: Re: Open Bar: Drinks are on the Supreme Court
Post by: Con-troll on February 21, 2019, 08:49:34 am
Technical question:

Is there a way to radically up my posts per second without getting spammy or boring?

y

There was this bdsm-site i singed up for. I tried to induce conversation about an actual, real kink of wanting to roleplay as ancient reptilian warlord, among other things. Now everybody just ignores me and considers me as a troll for trying to make a real contribution for their sexual spectrum.  :lulz:

That's where y'all come in. I feel like I hang out here too much and this forum has fucked up my head. So only logical solution is to fuck up the forums head back.
Title: Re: Open Bar: Drinks are on the Supreme Court
Post by: Hoopla! on February 21, 2019, 07:58:20 pm
Back in the day if you wanted to fuck with this forum all you had to do was pretend to be Poptard or bring up Libertarianism. Doubt it’s that easy anymore.
Title: Re: Open Bar: Drinks are on the Supreme Court
Post by: Faust on February 21, 2019, 09:07:35 pm
I'll be outraged for someone as a sign of appreciation for taking the time to troll us.
Title: Re: Open Bar: Drinks are on the Supreme Court
Post by: Don Coyote on February 21, 2019, 11:35:15 pm
Technical question:

Is there a way to radically up my posts per second without getting spammy or boring?

y

There was this bdsm-site i singed up for. I tried to induce conversation about an actual, real kink of wanting to roleplay as ancient reptilian warlord, among other things. Now everybody just ignores me and considers me as a troll for trying to make a real contribution for their sexual spectrum.  :lulz:

That's where y'all come in. I feel like I hang out here too much and this forum has fucked up my head. So only logical solution is to fuck up the forums head back.

but y tho
Title: Re: Open Bar: Drinks are on the Supreme Court
Post by: Doktor Howl on February 22, 2019, 02:11:41 am
That's where y'all come in. I feel like I hang out here too much and this forum has fucked up my head. So only logical solution is to fuck up the forums head back.

Let us know how that works out.
Title: Re: Open Bar: Drinks are on the Supreme Court
Post by: P3nT4gR4m on February 22, 2019, 09:45:09 am
That's where y'all come in. I feel like I hang out here too much and this forum has fucked up my head. So only logical solution is to fuck up the forums head back.

Pretty sure the 90's beat you to the punch
Title: Re: Open Bar: Drinks are on the Supreme Court
Post by: chaotic neutral observer on February 22, 2019, 12:57:37 pm
I feel like I hang out here too much and this forum has fucked up my head. So only logical solution is to fuck up the forums head back.

You've got to ask yourself one question: "Do I feel lucky?"  Well, do you, punk?
    --Sylvester Stallone, "Sleepless in Seattle"
Title: Re: Open Bar: Drinks are on the Supreme Court
Post by: LMNO on February 22, 2019, 01:08:19 pm
That's where y'all come in. I feel like I hang out here too much and this forum has fucked up my head. So only logical solution is to fuck up the forums head back.

Not for nothing, I do appreciate you letting us know in advance.  I'll go make sure everything is in working order.


 :mind ray:

 :zombie:

 :cramulus:

 :hitlerbanjo:

 :tldr:

 :lolchix:

:rwhn:

 :cpd:

 :regret:







Ok, everything seems to be in working order....




 :notnice:

Title: Re: Open Bar: Drinks are on the Supreme Court
Post by: Doktor Howl on February 22, 2019, 05:35:28 pm
I feel like I hang out here too much and this forum has fucked up my head. So only logical solution is to fuck up the forums head back.

You've got to ask yourself one question: "Do I feel lucky?"  Well, do you, punk?
    --Sylvester Stallone, "Sleepless in Seattle"

:lulz:
Title: Re: Open Bar: Drinks are on the Supreme Court
Post by: Cain on February 22, 2019, 06:12:23 pm
Technical question:

Is there a way to radically up my posts per second without getting spammy or boring?

y

There was this bdsm-site i singed up for. I tried to induce conversation about an actual, real kink of wanting to roleplay as ancient reptilian warlord, among other things. Now everybody just ignores me and considers me as a troll for trying to make a real contribution for their sexual spectrum.  :lulz:

That's where y'all come in. I feel like I hang out here too much and this forum has fucked up my head. So only logical solution is to fuck up the forums head back.

(https://media1.tenor.com/images/a73da635eb2db04b2f0edb0a0beef598/tenor.gif?itemid=4742387)
Title: Re: Open Bar: Drinks are on the Supreme Court
Post by: Doktor Howl on February 22, 2019, 10:29:49 pm
You know what's discouraging?  The people here to FITE TEH POWAR right now are absolutely indistinguishable from the people who did it in 2006.  There is nothing new under the sun.
Title: Re: Open Bar: Drinks are on the Supreme Court
Post by: Doktor Howl on February 22, 2019, 10:44:24 pm
HAVING SAID THAT:  We got 6 inches of snow.  In Tucson.  Well, just North of Tucson.  You know what I mean.  :rogpipe:
Title: Re: Open Bar: Drinks are on the Supreme Court
Post by: Don Coyote on February 22, 2019, 11:00:03 pm
I got an aunt and uncle who have over a foot out in AZ.
Title: Re: Open Bar: Drinks are on the Supreme Court
Post by: Emo Howard on February 23, 2019, 07:09:52 am
We here in Tennessee have got, like, 6 feet of rain or some thang.

Kids are Kayaking on campus.
Title: Re: Open Bar: Drinks are on the Supreme Court
Post by: Doktor Howl on February 26, 2019, 04:05:43 am
So, both the jeep and the toyota having been totaled by Tucson incompetence, I have bought a Lincoln Towncar.

I dare you, Tucson.  I fucking double dog dare you.
Title: Re: Open Bar: Drinks are on the Supreme Court
Post by: Brother Mythos on February 26, 2019, 04:38:55 am
So, both the jeep and the toyota having been totaled by Tucson incompetence, I have bought a Lincoln Towncar.

I dare you, Tucson.  I fucking double dog dare you.

Now, get out there on the highway, play “Ride of the Valkyries” as loud as your eardrums can stand it, and see what that Town Car can do!

Or, if you're in a more mellow mood, “Hot Rod Lincoln” is an excellent choice.

FWIW, I went the other way. I traded in my old worse-for-wear-and-tear gray '89 Town Car in for a Jeep Wrangler. I like the Jeep, but I still miss The Dreadnought.
Title: Re: Open Bar: Drinks are on the Supreme Court
Post by: Doktor Howl on February 26, 2019, 04:44:25 am
So, both the jeep and the toyota having been totaled by Tucson incompetence, I have bought a Lincoln Towncar.

I dare you, Tucson.  I fucking double dog dare you.

Now, get out there on the highway, play “Ride of the Valkyries” as loud as your eardrums can stand it, and see what that Town Car can do!

Or, if you're in a more mellow mood, “Hot Rod Lincoln” is an excellent choice.

FWIW, I went the other way. I traded in my old worse-for-wear-and-tear gray '89 Town Car in for a Jeep Wrangler. I like the Jeep, but I still miss The Dreadnought.

Karl Orff
Title: Re: Open Bar: Drinks are on the Supreme Court
Post by: Brother Mythos on February 26, 2019, 04:55:41 am
So, both the jeep and the toyota having been totaled by Tucson incompetence, I have bought a Lincoln Towncar.

I dare you, Tucson.  I fucking double dog dare you.

Now, get out there on the highway, play “Ride of the Valkyries” as loud as your eardrums can stand it, and see what that Town Car can do!

Or, if you're in a more mellow mood, “Hot Rod Lincoln” is an excellent choice.

FWIW, I went the other way. I traded in my old worse-for-wear-and-tear gray '89 Town Car in for a Jeep Wrangler. I like the Jeep, but I still miss The Dreadnought.

Karl Orff

“Carmina Burana” is certainly a good choice, but I'm more of an “Apocalypse Now” kind of guy.
Title: Re: Open Bar: Drinks are on the Supreme Court
Post by: LMNO on February 26, 2019, 04:38:08 pm
So, both the jeep and the toyota having been totaled by Tucson incompetence, I have bought a Lincoln Towncar.

I dare you, Tucson.  I fucking double dog dare you.

Now, get out there on the highway, play “Ride of the Valkyries” as loud as your eardrums can stand it, and see what that Town Car can do!

Or, if you're in a more mellow mood, “Hot Rod Lincoln” is an excellent choice.

FWIW, I went the other way. I traded in my old worse-for-wear-and-tear gray '89 Town Car in for a Jeep Wrangler. I like the Jeep, but I still miss The Dreadnought.

Karl Orff

Bollocks.  You know what song to play. (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=caXcu2I7EOs)
Title: Re: Open Bar: Drinks are on the Supreme Court
Post by: Doktor Howl on February 26, 2019, 04:38:51 pm
So, both the jeep and the toyota having been totaled by Tucson incompetence, I have bought a Lincoln Towncar.

I dare you, Tucson.  I fucking double dog dare you.

Now, get out there on the highway, play “Ride of the Valkyries” as loud as your eardrums can stand it, and see what that Town Car can do!

Or, if you're in a more mellow mood, “Hot Rod Lincoln” is an excellent choice.

FWIW, I went the other way. I traded in my old worse-for-wear-and-tear gray '89 Town Car in for a Jeep Wrangler. I like the Jeep, but I still miss The Dreadnought.

Karl Orff

Bollocks.  You know what song to play. (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=caXcu2I7EOs)

What the fuck was I thinking?
Title: Re: Open Bar: Drinks are on the Supreme Court
Post by: LMNO on February 26, 2019, 04:45:25 pm
This is why I keep coming to the boards.  TO KEEP YOU MOTHERFUCKERS POINTED TO THE LIGHT.


(http://i.imgur.com/Fkbk0WR.gif)
Title: Re: Open Bar: Drinks are on the Supreme Court
Post by: Doktor Howl on February 26, 2019, 04:50:16 pm
I keep coming back because I am a cargo cultist that thinks that if I perform the right dance steps or whatnot, this place will deliver the goods it delivered between 2006 and 2013.
Title: Re: Open Bar: Drinks are on the Supreme Court
Post by: Don Coyote on February 26, 2019, 05:22:06 pm
I keep coming back because I am a cargo cultist that thinks that if I perform the right dance steps or whatnot, this place will deliver the goods it delivered between 2006 and 2013.

Proof that Apathetic God Theory is truer than Malevolent God Theory.
Title: Re: Open Bar: Drinks are on the Supreme Court
Post by: Don Coyote on February 26, 2019, 05:22:31 pm
I'M TRYING DOC

I'm trying real hard
Title: Re: Open Bar: Drinks are on the Supreme Court
Post by: Al Qədic on February 27, 2019, 01:31:16 am
Since this is an open bar, and many open bars have a working jukebox and cause I don't wanna make a new thread just for this...happy National Brotherhood Week, all! This late, great holiday is almost over (we're on day 8 of 10 of the week!), so get out there and smile at the people you don't give a damn about. Putting up with them just means more chances to confuse them! :lulz:
https://youtu.be/CgASBVMyVFI
https://www.pri.org/stories/2018-02-21/whatever-became-national-brotherhood-week
Title: Re: Open Bar: Drinks are on the Supreme Court
Post by: nullified on February 27, 2019, 12:15:43 pm
I’m not good for much, but I can shovel snow like a maniac.

I thought I’d not get too many opportunities to show my snow shoveling stamina and ability, but I’d get a little bit. Michigan, end of winter, yknow.

It’s not as bad as the single winter storm (literally just one worth remembering) that I spent in Boston with QGP and company, but by god, it just never stops. We had three clear days, just enough to get a nice crust of ice that fucks up the shovel blade and makes it impossible to dig in there nicely, then bam, a good half foot overnight, and my dumb ass started shoveling while it was still falling and has a wild compulsion to have at least gotten enough snow cleared on every important surface that I can’t scrape more up with the shovel blade.

My hands look like I put them in Enrico Salazar’s chamberpot after a good night out.

I’m going to sleep.
Title: Re: Open Bar: Drinks are on the Supreme Court
Post by: Cramulus on February 27, 2019, 09:28:09 pm
shit fuck damn, I just closed a tab where I had like 4 pages written  :argh!:

Title: Re: Open Bar: Drinks are on the Supreme Court
Post by: Faust on February 27, 2019, 09:41:33 pm
shit fuck damn, I just closed a tab where I had like 4 pages written  :argh!:
control shift t to reopen tab, and there is a chance it is still there.
Title: Re: Open Bar: Drinks are on the Supreme Court
Post by: Hoopla! on February 27, 2019, 10:31:06 pm
I’m not good for much, but I can shovel snow like a maniac.

I thought I’d not get too many opportunities to show my snow shoveling stamina and ability, but I’d get a little bit. Michigan, end of winter, yknow.

It’s not as bad as the single winter storm (literally just one worth remembering) that I spent in Boston with QGP and company, but by god, it just never stops. We had three clear days, just enough to get a nice crust of ice that fucks up the shovel blade and makes it impossible to dig in there nicely, then bam, a good half foot overnight, and my dumb ass started shoveling while it was still falling and has a wild compulsion to have at least gotten enough snow cleared on every important surface that I can’t scrape more up with the shovel blade.

My hands look like I put them in Enrico Salazar’s chamberpot after a good night out.

I’m going to sleep.

Legends of the Salazar chamberpot still whisper on the foam of the world’s waves.
Title: Re: Open Bar: Drinks are on the Supreme Court
Post by: Cramulus on February 27, 2019, 11:56:54 pm
shit fuck damn, I just closed a tab where I had like 4 pages written  :argh!:
control shift t to reopen tab, and there is a chance it is still there.

IT WORKED! YOU BEAUTIFUL BASTARD

burns told me the same thing AND WAS RIGHT



MUAH MUAH MUAH

(that's me kissing your avatar)

MUAH MUAH MUAHMUAHmuahmuahmuahnom
Title: Re: Open Bar: Drinks are on the Supreme Court
Post by: chaotic neutral observer on February 28, 2019, 12:59:29 am
We had three clear days, just enough to get a nice crust of ice that fucks up the shovel blade and makes it impossible to dig in there nicely,

I like those old-timey steel shovels.  They're a lot heavier, but the aluminum snow shovels they sell nowadays flex too much to deal with the denser stuff (and if you try to put any weight into them, the edge takes damage).
Title: Re: Open Bar: Drinks are on the Supreme Court
Post by: nullified on February 28, 2019, 01:01:08 am
We had three clear days, just enough to get a nice crust of ice that fucks up the shovel blade and makes it impossible to dig in there nicely,

I like those old-timey steel shovels.  They're a lot heavier, but the aluminum snow shovels they sell nowadays flex too much to deal with the denser stuff (and if you try to put any weight into them, the edge takes damage).
Plastic shovel, steel blade, and the edge is still all messed up.
Title: Re: Open Bar: Drinks are on the Supreme Court
Post by: T̼̞̼ͅr̳̬̤̖̱͚̮̘̜̦̦i̲̩̝͕̣̲̪v̺͇̫̯͉͖͈͖͔̺̰̣͉̟̻̫̭i̦̖Q on February 28, 2019, 03:58:06 pm
I sold part of my soul to a condo association, so I don't have to deal with such things like lawn mowing or snow removal.

Forgot which part though.  Feels like a bargain right now.
Title: Re: Open Bar: Drinks are on the Supreme Court
Post by: Hoopla! on February 28, 2019, 04:25:45 pm
It worked for me.
Title: Re: Open Bar: Drinks are on the Supreme Court
Post by: LMNO on February 28, 2019, 04:47:26 pm
Same.
Title: Re: Open Bar: Drinks are on the Supreme Court
Post by: T̼̞̼ͅr̳̬̤̖̱͚̮̘̜̦̦i̲̩̝͕̣̲̪v̺͇̫̯͉͖͈͖͔̺̰̣͉̟̻̫̭i̦̖Q on February 28, 2019, 07:19:20 pm
User:  I am complaining about thing
Coworker: Makes note on case stating user is complaining about thing. 
User:  How dare you say I am complaining!  I'm going to complain to your boss for saying I'm a complainer!
Title: Re: Open Bar: Drinks are on the Supreme Court
Post by: Hoopla! on February 28, 2019, 09:20:03 pm
User:  I am complaining about thing
Coworker: Makes note on case stating user is complaining about thing. 
User:  How dare you say I am complaining!  I'm going to complain to your boss for saying I'm a complainer!

And racists don’t think they are racists. It’s almost as if people actively avoid honest observations of their own behavior.
Title: Re: Open Bar: Drinks are on the Supreme Court
Post by: T̼̞̼ͅr̳̬̤̖̱͚̮̘̜̦̦i̲̩̝͕̣̲̪v̺͇̫̯͉͖͈͖͔̺̰̣͉̟̻̫̭i̦̖Q on February 28, 2019, 10:17:50 pm
User:  I am complaining about thing
Coworker: Makes note on case stating user is complaining about thing. 
User:  How dare you say I am complaining!  I'm going to complain to your boss for saying I'm a complainer!

And racists don’t think they are racists. It’s almost as if people actively avoid honest observations of their own behavior.

The playback of the first call was pretty amusing.  It started with "I'm calling to complain about"
Title: Re: Open Bar: Drinks are on the Supreme Court
Post by: Doktor Howl on March 01, 2019, 08:47:50 pm
Firing gun nut employee.  BRB.  :lulz:
Title: Re: Open Bar: Drinks are on the Supreme Court
Post by: nullified on March 01, 2019, 11:30:57 pm
Firing gun nut employee.  BRB.  :lulz:

What’d they do?
Title: Re: Open Bar: Drinks are on the Supreme Court
Post by: Doktor Howl on March 02, 2019, 12:20:02 am
Firing gun nut employee.  BRB.  :lulz:

What’d they do?

Left really quietly.

What could go wrong?
Title: Re: Open Bar: Drinks are on the Supreme Court
Post by: T̼̞̼ͅr̳̬̤̖̱͚̮̘̜̦̦i̲̩̝͕̣̲̪v̺͇̫̯͉͖͈͖͔̺̰̣͉̟̻̫̭i̦̖Q on March 02, 2019, 02:01:29 am
Firing gun nut employee.  BRB.  :lulz:

What’d they do?

Left really quietly.

What could go wrong?

I'd say don't die, but you're in Tucson.
Title: Re: Open Bar: Drinks are on the Supreme Court
Post by: Doktor Howl on March 02, 2019, 04:35:37 am
Firing gun nut employee.  BRB.  :lulz:

What’d they do?

Left really quietly.

What could go wrong?

I'd say don't die, but you're in Tucson.

Dying doesn't help.  You just wake up swearing on January 25th.
Title: Re: Open Bar: Drinks are on the Supreme Court
Post by: T̼̞̼ͅr̳̬̤̖̱͚̮̘̜̦̦i̲̩̝͕̣̲̪v̺͇̫̯͉͖͈͖͔̺̰̣͉̟̻̫̭i̦̖Q on March 04, 2019, 09:14:54 pm
Poop, crowd funded series I like is going to fail and I don't have near enough cash to keep it going.

Shameless Plug:
Strowlers (https://www.amazon.com/Pilot-Seattle-USA/dp/B07HLC8YSW/ref=sr_1_1?crid=BGV543WEB3PC&keywords=strowlers&qid=1551732650&s=gateway&sprefix=strowl%2Caps%2C157&sr=8-1)

If you like it:
Strowlers the Kickstarter (https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/zombieorpheus/strowlers-three-new-stories?ref=nav_search&result=project&term=strowlers}https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/zombieorpheus/strowlers-three-new-stories?ref=nav_search&result=project&term=strowlers)

World setting is magic is real, time period is now, humans can literally 'splode from magicness, and the government needs to deal and does so poorly.

Title: Re: Open Bar: Drinks are on the Supreme Court
Post by: Telarus on March 04, 2019, 11:17:20 pm
Sup, spags. Actually nice to see this place kinda active.
Title: Re: Open Bar: Drinks are on the Supreme Court
Post by: The Wizard Joseph on March 04, 2019, 11:38:30 pm
Sup, spags. Actually nice to see this place kinda active.
Good to see you here! This place gets just a little more magical everyday.

 :magick:
Title: Re: Open Bar: Drinks are on the Supreme Court
Post by: Telarus on March 04, 2019, 11:59:37 pm
 :lulz: Thanks. I've been dealing with my own personal mental health shit, and this place has always been good for that.


Also, I some-how ended up managing the "Discordianism" page on Facebook  :evil: (along with a few other spags), and needed content. ;)

 :pax:

 :magick:
Title: Re: Open Bar: Drinks are on the Supreme Court
Post by: nullified on March 05, 2019, 12:33:54 am
You have been missed and if you leave again we will release the grenade-equipped jackals.
Title: Re: Open Bar: Drinks are on the Supreme Court
Post by: Don Coyote on March 05, 2019, 12:51:45 am
WB Telarus.


In Coyote related news. I look to have made a massive 12.26 USD from my shitty storygame.
Title: Re: Open Bar: Drinks are on the Supreme Court
Post by: Hoopla! on March 05, 2019, 01:53:26 pm
TELARUS!

Great to have you back.
Title: Re: Open Bar: Drinks are on the Supreme Court
Post by: Cramulus on March 05, 2019, 06:33:18 pm
WELL SHIT, Big T said to look to the east, and there he is, just gandalfin' away

Title: Re: Open Bar: Drinks are on the Supreme Court
Post by: nullified on March 05, 2019, 11:37:04 pm
Mental health update: I made it to cooking again finally, had my first ever kitchen disaster, AND DIDN’T FREAK OUT.

Fuck you PTSD. Fuck your stupid bitch FACE
Title: Re: Open Bar: Drinks are on the Supreme Court
Post by: Al Qədic on March 05, 2019, 11:42:14 pm
Mental health update: I made it to cooking again finally, had my first ever kitchen disaster, AND DIDN’T FREAK OUT.
How does one fix such a disaster? My first guess is to drown the disastrous food in barbecue sauce if appropriate. My second guess, if that doesn't work, is to drown the food in GRAPE JELLY barbecue sauce. Surely that will work...right? :lulz:
Title: Re: Open Bar: Drinks are on the Supreme Court
Post by: nullified on March 06, 2019, 01:34:28 am
Mental health update: I made it to cooking again finally, had my first ever kitchen disaster, AND DIDN’T FREAK OUT.
How does one fix such a disaster? My first guess is to drown the disastrous food in barbecue sauce if appropriate. My second guess, if that doesn't work, is to drown the food in GRAPE JELLY barbecue sauce. Surely that will work...right? :lulz:

As it happened, the dry meatballs weren’t dry enough that they needed any more than the mulatto pepper bechemel sauce I made. It wasn’t GREAT sauce, tasted mostly of flour no matter how much pepper and other seasonings I put in, but it was smooth and it worked well with the meatballs.

The taste of the cheese sauce saved it despite the grainy texture, so the mac and cheese was middle of the road too.

The unambiguous hit was the stuff I made for the kid who can’t have bacon: mixed up a small amount of thyme and vegetable oil, then fried broccoli florets and garlic in that. Everyone agreed: perfectly delicious. They did not survive salad time.
Title: Re: Open Bar: Drinks are on the Supreme Court
Post by: Telarus on March 10, 2019, 07:31:05 pm
Oh gods, I just accidentally a whole political thread on rpg.net. Kill me now.  :roll:



(Thanks for the warm welcome everyone.)
Title: Re: Open Bar: Drinks are on the Supreme Court
Post by: Don Coyote on March 10, 2019, 08:07:02 pm
Oh gods, I just accidentally a whole political thread on rpg.net. Kill me now.  :roll:



(Thanks for the warm welcome everyone.)

For SHAME
Title: Re: Open Bar: Drinks are on the Supreme Court
Post by: Doktor Howl on March 11, 2019, 03:16:13 am
Tone policing is a funny thing.

If someone calls you out on something and you go along with it, that person - doesn't matter who it is - will start doing it more and more over less and less until you hate their stupid face.
Title: Re: Open Bar: Drinks are on the Supreme Court
Post by: Don Coyote on March 11, 2019, 03:34:32 pm
Tone policing is a funny thing.

If someone calls you out on something and you go along with it, that person - doesn't matter who it is - will start doing it more and more over less and less until you hate their stupid face.

Have you considered being really nice and passive aggressive instead of being a proper upright hominid?
Title: Re: Open Bar: Drinks are on the Supreme Court
Post by: Doktor Howl on March 11, 2019, 04:48:21 pm
Tone policing is a funny thing.

If someone calls you out on something and you go along with it, that person - doesn't matter who it is - will start doing it more and more over less and less until you hate their stupid face.

Have you considered being really nice and passive aggressive instead of being a proper upright hominid?

Naw, I'm just blocking people when they do it the 3rd time.  :lulz:
Title: Re: Open Bar: Drinks are on the Supreme Court
Post by: IntentionallyLeftBlank on March 11, 2019, 06:25:48 pm
I've graduated myself from the introductions thread to Apple Talk. Seems that this is where returning members hang out after an extended hiatus. Have some things in mind, Gob only knows how soon I'll get to them...
Title: Re: Open Bar: Drinks are on the Supreme Court
Post by: Hoopla! on March 11, 2019, 06:48:27 pm
That Michael Jackson documentary is not the most uplifting way to spend an evening...
Title: Re: Open Bar: Drinks are on the Supreme Court
Post by: Cain on March 11, 2019, 06:52:31 pm
Then why do my co-workers keep on insisting that I watch it?

I just keep on telling them to beat it.  Just beat it.
Title: Re: Open Bar: Drinks are on the Supreme Court
Post by: T̼̞̼ͅr̳̬̤̖̱͚̮̘̜̦̦i̲̩̝͕̣̲̪v̺͇̫̯͉͖͈͖͔̺̰̣͉̟̻̫̭i̦̖Q on March 11, 2019, 07:02:37 pm
Then why do my co-workers keep on insisting that I watch it?

I just keep on telling them to beat it.  Just beat it.

 :crankey:
Title: Re: Open Bar: Drinks are on the Supreme Court
Post by: IntentionallyLeftBlank on March 11, 2019, 07:13:51 pm
Then why do my co-workers keep on insisting that I watch it?

I just keep on telling them to beat it.  Just beat it.

It's like talking to the man in the mirror with these people some times...
Title: Re: Open Bar: Drinks are on the Supreme Court
Post by: Doktor Howl on March 12, 2019, 12:14:56 am
I thought I had the worst job in the world, only it's the second-worst job in the world.  I know this because I was just offered a job that makes my current job look morally okay.
Title: Re: Open Bar: Drinks are on the Supreme Court
Post by: Cain on March 12, 2019, 12:32:04 pm
I thought I had the worst job in the world, only it's the second-worst job in the world.  I know this because I was just offered a job that makes my current job look morally okay.

But you’re not a lawyer?
Title: Re: Open Bar: Drinks are on the Supreme Court
Post by: Doktor Howl on March 12, 2019, 05:42:53 pm
I thought I had the worst job in the world, only it's the second-worst job in the world.  I know this because I was just offered a job that makes my current job look morally okay.

But you’re not a lawyer?

"Industrial intelligence analyst."
Title: Re: Open Bar: Drinks are on the Supreme Court
Post by: LMNO on March 12, 2019, 05:47:15 pm
I thought I had the worst job in the world, only it's the second-worst job in the world.  I know this because I was just offered a job that makes my current job look morally okay.

But you’re not a lawyer?

"Industrial intelligence analyst."

 :omg:
Title: Re: Open Bar: Drinks are on the Supreme Court
Post by: Doktor Howl on March 12, 2019, 05:52:20 pm
I thought I had the worst job in the world, only it's the second-worst job in the world.  I know this because I was just offered a job that makes my current job look morally okay.

But you’re not a lawyer?

"Industrial intelligence analyst."

 :omg:

I don't even like the job description.  But it appeals to me anyway.
Title: Re: Open Bar: Drinks are on the Supreme Court
Post by: Cain on March 12, 2019, 06:27:30 pm
I thought I had the worst job in the world, only it's the second-worst job in the world.  I know this because I was just offered a job that makes my current job look morally okay.

But you’re not a lawyer?

"Industrial intelligence analyst."

Close enough.  Doing a discovery is just legal spying.
Title: Re: Open Bar: Drinks are on the Supreme Court
Post by: Doktor Howl on March 12, 2019, 07:37:36 pm
I thought I had the worst job in the world, only it's the second-worst job in the world.  I know this because I was just offered a job that makes my current job look morally okay.

But you’re not a lawyer?

"Industrial intelligence analyst."

Close enough.  Doing a discovery is just legal spying.

Most of it's not even that cool, really.  It's mostly watching markets and seeing what goes plonk and why.
Title: Re: Open Bar: Drinks are on the Supreme Court
Post by: T̼̞̼ͅr̳̬̤̖̱͚̮̘̜̦̦i̲̩̝͕̣̲̪v̺͇̫̯͉͖͈͖͔̺̰̣͉̟̻̫̭i̦̖Q on March 13, 2019, 06:35:38 pm
 :magick:  Facebook down!
Title: Re: Open Bar: Drinks are on the Supreme Court
Post by: Cain on March 13, 2019, 06:44:06 pm
Ah, I was about to ask if it was down or if I was banned

I will just have to share my Jacob Wohl news here https://twitter.com/oneunderscore__/status/1105688835336388608
Title: Re: Open Bar: Drinks are on the Supreme Court
Post by: chaotic neutral observer on March 13, 2019, 06:59:46 pm
Ah, I was about to ask if it was down or if I was banned

I will just have to share my Jacob Wohl news here https://twitter.com/oneunderscore__/status/1105688835336388608
From the screenshot of that guy's alt:
"Hater of racists, homophones, and bigots."
 :lulz:
Title: Re: Open Bar: Drinks are on the Supreme Court
Post by: T̼̞̼ͅr̳̬̤̖̱͚̮̘̜̦̦i̲̩̝͕̣̲̪v̺͇̫̯͉͖͈͖͔̺̰̣͉̟̻̫̭i̦̖Q on March 13, 2019, 07:00:30 pm
It's back  :argh!:
Title: Re: Open Bar: Drinks are on the Supreme Court
Post by: Cain on March 13, 2019, 07:33:47 pm
It's back  :argh!:

Still fucked here
Title: Re: Open Bar: Drinks are on the Supreme Court
Post by: The Wizard Joseph on March 13, 2019, 07:49:26 pm
It's back  :argh!:

Still fucked here

Yeah I'm having problems accessing my profile and groups. Was about to go fishing for submissions to Holy Nonsense. Apparently we've gotten some submissions back already but according to Q.G. they're not... They're not great.
Title: Re: Open Bar: Drinks are on the Supreme Court
Post by: Telarus on March 13, 2019, 09:15:14 pm
I thought my browser was on the fritz. I would load a blank page, and in the Source Code view everything was good except for except a blank <body></body> tag.... Damn zukerburg  :argh!:
Title: Re: Open Bar: Drinks are on the Supreme Court
Post by: The Johnny on March 13, 2019, 09:23:16 pm

Well, today is Ron L. Hubbard's birthday, so the internet Spiders must be too busy celebrating  :?


 :magick:
Title: Re: Open Bar: Drinks are on the Supreme Court
Post by: The Wizard Joseph on March 13, 2019, 09:30:32 pm

Well, today is Ron L. Hubbard's birthday, so the internet Spiders must be too busy celebrating  :?


 :magick:

 :lulz: :lulz:

I wonder how the scientologists feel about him, Jack Parsons, the whole Babalon working thing.
Title: Re: Open Bar: Drinks are on the Supreme Court
Post by: Hoopla! on March 13, 2019, 09:51:15 pm

Well, today is Ron L. Hubbard's birthday, so the internet Spiders must be too busy celebrating  :?


 :magick:

 :lulz: :lulz:

I wonder how the scientologists feel about him, Jack Parsons, the whole Babalon working thing.


I believe their official word on that is that LRH was working undercover for the US Navy, and had to blend in.
Title: Re: Open Bar: Drinks are on the Supreme Court
Post by: The Wizard Joseph on March 13, 2019, 09:56:10 pm

Well, today is Ron L. Hubbard's birthday, so the internet Spiders must be too busy celebrating  :?


 :magick:

 :lulz: :lulz:

I wonder how the scientologists feel about him, Jack Parsons, the whole Babalon working thing.


I believe their official word on that is that LRH was working undercover for the US Navy, and had to blend in.

 :lulz: :lulz:

Blend in by playing Kelly to Parson's Dee?
I guess we are what we pretend to be.
Title: Re: Open Bar: Drinks are on the Supreme Court
Post by: Hoopla! on March 13, 2019, 10:12:26 pm

Well, today is Ron L. Hubbard's birthday, so the internet Spiders must be too busy celebrating  :?


 :magick:

 :lulz: :lulz:

I wonder how the scientologists feel about him, Jack Parsons, the whole Babalon working thing.


I believe their official word on that is that LRH was working undercover for the US Navy, and had to blend in.

 :lulz: :lulz:

Blend in by playing Kelly to Parson's Dee?
I guess we are what we pretend to be.

It was his patriotic duty to engage in magical sodomy in the desert.
Title: Re: Open Bar: Drinks are on the Supreme Court
Post by: The Wizard Joseph on March 13, 2019, 10:30:45 pm

Well, today is Ron L. Hubbard's birthday, so the internet Spiders must be too busy celebrating  :?


 :magick:

 :lulz: :lulz:

I wonder how the scientologists feel about him, Jack Parsons, the whole Babalon working thing.


I believe their official word on that is that LRH was working undercover for the US Navy, and had to blend in.

 :lulz: :lulz:

Blend in by playing Kelly to Parson's Dee?
I guess we are what we pretend to be.

It was his patriotic duty to engage in magical sodomy in the desert.

 :lulz: if I could put that in the news feed I would!
Title: Re: Open Bar: Drinks are on the Supreme Court
Post by: Doktor Howl on March 13, 2019, 11:40:58 pm
It's back  :argh!:

Still fucked.
Title: Re: Open Bar: Drinks are on the Supreme Court
Post by: Doktor Howl on March 14, 2019, 12:14:56 am
Can you even imagine working for FB right now?  You're trying to fix shit and a few hundred million people are all trying to log in every second, for hours.

:lulz:
Title: Re: Open Bar: Drinks are on the Supreme Court
Post by: Telarus on March 14, 2019, 04:12:48 am
 :lulz: :lulz: :lulz:
Title: Re: Open Bar: Drinks are on the Supreme Court
Post by: The Wizard Joseph on March 14, 2019, 11:46:35 am
Facebook is still a no-go for me. I can see things and my profile, and the profiles of others, but I can't post or even like things. This is kind of getting on my nerves because I have some fishing and questions to ask for Holy Nonsense.

Grrrr :argh!:
Title: Re: Open Bar: Drinks are on the Supreme Court
Post by: Hoopla! on March 14, 2019, 12:08:07 pm
I don’t want to have to be the one to point out to people that we’re not missing much here, but... we’re not missing much here.
Title: Re: Open Bar: Drinks are on the Supreme Court
Post by: Cain on March 14, 2019, 01:12:31 pm
I thought I had the worst job in the world, only it's the second-worst job in the world.  I know this because I was just offered a job that makes my current job look morally okay.

But you’re not a lawyer?

"Industrial intelligence analyst."

Close enough.  Doing a discovery is just legal spying.

Most of it's not even that cool, really.  It's mostly watching markets and seeing what goes plonk and why.

Speaking of which...guess what our company’s long term strategy is intended to be?

I’m not sure if they have realised that providing market intelligence of areas of interest to law firms means having accurate market intelligence on everything that makes money.

The tail is going to end up wagging the dog.
Title: Re: Open Bar: Drinks are on the Supreme Court
Post by: LMNO on March 14, 2019, 02:50:04 pm
Well, it's good to be the one holding the leash then, I guess?
Title: Re: Open Bar: Drinks are on the Supreme Court
Post by: Doktor Howl on March 14, 2019, 04:42:42 pm
I thought I had the worst job in the world, only it's the second-worst job in the world.  I know this because I was just offered a job that makes my current job look morally okay.

But you’re not a lawyer?

"Industrial intelligence analyst."

Close enough.  Doing a discovery is just legal spying.

Most of it's not even that cool, really.  It's mostly watching markets and seeing what goes plonk and why.

Speaking of which...guess what our company’s long term strategy is intended to be?

I’m not sure if they have realised that providing market intelligence of areas of interest to law firms means having accurate market intelligence on everything that makes money.

The tail is going to end up wagging the dog.

:lulz:

We are all collaborating with the armies of the world, Cain.  :lulz:
Title: Re: Open Bar: Drinks are on the Supreme Court
Post by: Doktor Howl on March 14, 2019, 05:17:45 pm
What kind of SICK FUCK plays smooth jazz for their hold music?  :crankey:
Title: Re: Open Bar: Drinks are on the Supreme Court
Post by: Cain on March 14, 2019, 05:39:51 pm
Well, it's good to be the one holding the leash then, I guess?

I don't think anyone can.  Don't get me wrong, we definitely have the datasets to identify trends (incidentally, I found an old interview with Donald Trump in our archives a couple of months back).  But the analysis would require a literal army, even with the investments being made into the latest digital visualisation and integration tools that we are apparently purchasing.  It would require hundreds upon hundreds of experts to have a handle on that data.

:lulz:

We are all collaborating with the armies of the world, Cain.  :lulz:

Hey now, lawyers are quite strict about keeping the blood to a minimum. Other bodily fluids too, come to think of it.

But yes.  All I can hope is that my membership in every single Posadist group on Facebook will save me when the revolution comes.
Title: Re: Open Bar: Drinks are on the Supreme Court
Post by: Telarus on March 14, 2019, 08:36:09 pm
 :magick:

I'm currently doing some crazy stuff with a javascript wiki, and I managed to import a 3rd party UI plugin that lets you design forms with text schemas. I've been banging my head against javascript and this particular wiki setup for a year now. This feels really good.


We now return you to your regularly scheduled quantum static.
Title: Re: Open Bar: Drinks are on the Supreme Court
Post by: T̼̞̼ͅr̳̬̤̖̱͚̮̘̜̦̦i̲̩̝͕̣̲̪v̺͇̫̯͉͖͈͖͔̺̰̣͉̟̻̫̭i̦̖Q on March 15, 2019, 01:51:33 am
Old classmate of mine got an MRI and when asked what for had the best possible typo:

Dick Extrusion
Title: Re: Open Bar: Drinks are on the Supreme Court
Post by: Chelagoras The Boulder on March 16, 2019, 05:40:33 pm
Hey guys, back on the forum after making some major shakeups in my life. Decided the entire mental health field could do well without me, decided to start driving Lyft unironically (like seriously, they're starting a union and shit) while i pursue more fun and fulfilling things, namely stand up comedy, voice-acting, and making a podcast with a friend of mine about nerd shit.
Title: Re: Open Bar: Drinks are on the Supreme Court
Post by: The Wizard Joseph on March 16, 2019, 06:17:43 pm
Welcome back! I hope your enterprises prove fruitful.
Title: Re: Open Bar: Drinks are on the Supreme Court
Post by: Cain on March 18, 2019, 08:16:10 pm
Alright, so, I can listen to headphones at work.  This is ideal, because I hate social interaction and it has allowed me to listen to a lot of the audiobooks of The Malazan Books of the Fallen while writing reports.

However...I'm running out of things to listen to.  Fortunately, work allows me to also use Youtube and Spotify.  So, in short, I need podcast suggestions.
Title: Open Bar: Drinks are on the Supreme Court
Post by: nullified on March 18, 2019, 09:57:23 pm
Alright, so, I can listen to headphones at work.  This is ideal, because I hate social interaction and it has allowed me to listen to a lot of the audiobooks of The Malazan Books of the Fallen while writing reports.

However...I'm running out of things to listen to.  Fortunately, work allows me to also use Youtube and Spotify.  So, in short, I need podcast suggestions.

I like Sayer for a fiction podcast. Nonfiction High Weirdness, I think Astonishing Legends and Unexplained are pretty good. Beyond that, I’m not well versed in podcasts, but all of those have massive back catalogs.

ETA: I’d be interested if knowing if Telarus has any suggestions for a good ancient religion/cultures podcast. I have yet to find one that isn’t clear Nazi-feed.
Title: Re: Open Bar: Drinks are on the Supreme Court
Post by: The Johnny on March 19, 2019, 12:08:58 am
Alright, so, I can listen to headphones at work.  This is ideal, because I hate social interaction and it has allowed me to listen to a lot of the audiobooks of The Malazan Books of the Fallen while writing reports.

However...I'm running out of things to listen to.  Fortunately, work allows me to also use Youtube and Spotify.  So, in short, I need podcast suggestions.

You should listen to the "Red Scare" podcast.

Well, not really should, but their whole discourse is this parroting freightrain of cognitive dissonances which im sure is giving Derrida a boner from the grave and beyond.
Title: Re: Open Bar: Drinks are on the Supreme Court
Post by: Telarus on March 19, 2019, 01:52:20 am
It was announced today that all MySpace media content uploaded before 2016 is GONE. Supposedly due to a "server migration error", some notable internet-spags speculate a cost-dumping scheme to no longer pay hosting for 53 million songs from 14.2 million artists.

There are no backups. There is no requesting to download your data. GONE. Electronic static. Entropy spitting in the face of "The internet means forever" and flicking its balls. Apparently this happened LAST YEAR and it has taken this long for pressure from users to force the truth out.

Think about that a second.  Did you have a MySpace account at one distant time? Did you just forget the password and abandon it?

YOU DON'T ANYMORE

In 2016 all text content (including all wall posts between users) older than a certain date was also deleted "accidentally". This "reboot" caused every musician on the site to have to manually rebuild their communities from (I suppose) old distribution lists.

The internet archivists interviewed by the Loyal Order of Floating Librarions of Mu are PISSED. I mean, these are the guys that recovered GeoCities! And they can do noting. If you've been watching the Magicians tv series, you hve some idea how dangerous a librarian with nothing to loose is.

End of an era. Give me a drink.
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https://arstechnica.com/information-technology/2019/03/myspace-apparently-lost-12-years-worth-of-music-and-almost-no-one-noticed/
Title: Re: Open Bar: Drinks are on the Supreme Court
Post by: Cain on March 19, 2019, 07:36:57 am
Thanks for the suggestions.  So far all I had was Dan Carlin, Last Podcast on the Left and that weird one with Ed Miliband (whom I unironically like as UK politicians go), so anything with a backlog fills it out nicely. 
Title: Re: Open Bar: Drinks are on the Supreme Court
Post by: Emo Howard on March 19, 2019, 08:28:46 am
You could listen to PatriotNurse on Youtube.


...or you could just punch yourself in the balls; the effect is basically the same.

For some reason, I chose the former, and then read the comments.

Punching myself in the balls wouldn't have come with comments.


I chose poorly.  :sad:
Title: Re: Open Bar: Drinks are on the Supreme Court
Post by: Cain on March 19, 2019, 10:15:29 am
Do they fight infections with belief in free enterprise and the American way?
Title: Re: Open Bar: Drinks are on the Supreme Court
Post by: Cramulus on March 19, 2019, 11:51:43 am
It was announced today that all MySpace media content uploaded before 2016 is GONE. Supposedly due to a "server migration error", some notable internet-spags speculate a cost-dumping scheme to no longer pay hosting for 53 million songs from 14.2 million artists.

There are no backups. There is no requesting to download your data. GONE. Electronic static. Entropy spitting in the face of "The internet means forever" and flicking its balls. Apparently this happened LAST YEAR and it has taken this long for pressure from users to force the truth out.

Think about that a second.  Did you have a MySpace account at one distant time? Did you just forget the password and abandon it?

YOU DON'T ANYMORE

In 2016 all text content (including all wall posts between users) older than a certain date was also deleted "accidentally". This "reboot" caused every musician on the site to have to manually rebuild their communities from (I suppose) old distribution lists.

The internet archivists interviewed by the Loyal Order of Floating Librarions of Mu are PISSED. I mean, these are the guys that recovered GeoCities! And they can do noting. If you've been watching the Magicians tv series, you hve some idea how dangerous a librarian with nothing to loose is.

End of an era. Give me a drink.
-----
https://arstechnica.com/information-technology/2019/03/myspace-apparently-lost-12-years-worth-of-music-and-almost-no-one-noticed/

Myspace has been popping up here and there on my feed for the last few weeks. I recently tried to log in using my old info (thinking: wouldn't it be great to just migrate back to a 17 year old feed and pick it up where I left off?) and found that none of it worked, despite some copy on the website saying all your old content is still there.

And I already tried shitposting on linkedin... it's just not the same. I once made a fake profile for a surgeon, added a bunch of fake credentials and friended other doctors, then posted status updates about getting fuckin fratboy style plastered every weekend. But literally nothing happened, so it was kind of a wash.

I also enjoyed Ello for a brief moment, because nobody was there except me and Cainad and Roko's Basilisk, saying "No, I will be the last one to post on Ello" (Cainad won when my phone wouldn't update the app and I couldn't log in anymore)

What's left? Friendster? no. Goddamn it.
Title: Re: Open Bar: Drinks are on the Supreme Court
Post by: nullified on March 19, 2019, 04:01:19 pm
Thanks for the suggestions.  So far all I had was Dan Carlin, Last Podcast on the Left and that weird one with Ed Miliband (whom I unironically like as UK politicians go), so anything with a backlog fills it out nicely.

You might consider Tanis as well then.

It’s fiction, it’s badly written (there’s a formula to every episode and a formula to every season), and my suspension of disbelief levitated out the window for season 4, where Grigori Rasputin who never truly died appeared from nowhere to perform a magic ritual with the main character and then maybe tried to bring about the end of the world out of capitalist greed.

I was very hesitant to just shove that at you, for (I hope) obvious reasons, but if you just need backlog...

Also good for sheer volume: all the non fiction high weirdness shit Aaron Mahnke is connected to (Lore, Cabinet of Curiosities, MAYBE Unobscured: it is much smaller in quantity but has longer runtime and much higher quality writing), the ol classic Welcome to Night Vale, and the fiction podcast Archive 81, which doesn’t really find its feet until Season 3, and now I really want season 4.
Title: Re: Open Bar: Drinks are on the Supreme Court
Post by: LMNO on March 19, 2019, 04:41:19 pm
So, in short, I need podcast suggestions.

Might not be your cup of tea, but this has been suggested to me many times. (http://www.rupaulpodcast.com/episodes)
Title: Re: Open Bar: Drinks are on the Supreme Court
Post by: Emo Howard on March 19, 2019, 05:07:00 pm
Do they fight infections with belief in free enterprise and the American way?

I think they use pet store antibiotics for that.

It's mostly about killin' libruls.
Title: Re: Open Bar: Drinks are on the Supreme Court
Post by: Pergamos on March 19, 2019, 07:48:51 pm
Alright, so, I can listen to headphones at work.  This is ideal, because I hate social interaction and it has allowed me to listen to a lot of the audiobooks of The Malazan Books of the Fallen while writing reports.

However...I'm running out of things to listen to.  Fortunately, work allows me to also use Youtube and Spotify.  So, in short, I need podcast suggestions.

Welcome to Nightvale is a great fiction podcast.  Weird little desert town community radio show with a dry sense of humor similar to monty python.
Title: Re: Open Bar: Drinks are on the Supreme Court
Post by: Pergamos on March 19, 2019, 07:50:46 pm
It was announced today that all MySpace media content uploaded before 2016 is GONE. Supposedly due to a "server migration error", some notable internet-spags speculate a cost-dumping scheme to no longer pay hosting for 53 million songs from 14.2 million artists.

There are no backups. There is no requesting to download your data. GONE. Electronic static. Entropy spitting in the face of "The internet means forever" and flicking its balls. Apparently this happened LAST YEAR and it has taken this long for pressure from users to force the truth out.

Think about that a second.  Did you have a MySpace account at one distant time? Did you just forget the password and abandon it?

YOU DON'T ANYMORE

In 2016 all text content (including all wall posts between users) older than a certain date was also deleted "accidentally". This "reboot" caused every musician on the site to have to manually rebuild their communities from (I suppose) old distribution lists.

The internet archivists interviewed by the Loyal Order of Floating Librarions of Mu are PISSED. I mean, these are the guys that recovered GeoCities! And they can do noting. If you've been watching the Magicians tv series, you hve some idea how dangerous a librarian with nothing to loose is.

End of an era. Give me a drink.
-----
https://arstechnica.com/information-technology/2019/03/myspace-apparently-lost-12-years-worth-of-music-and-almost-no-one-noticed/

Myspace has been popping up here and there on my feed for the last few weeks. I recently tried to log in using my old info (thinking: wouldn't it be great to just migrate back to a 17 year old feed and pick it up where I left off?) and found that none of it worked, despite some copy on the website saying all your old content is still there.

And I already tried shitposting on linkedin... it's just not the same. I once made a fake profile for a surgeon, added a bunch of fake credentials and friended other doctors, then posted status updates about getting fuckin fratboy style plastered every weekend. But literally nothing happened, so it was kind of a wash.

I also enjoyed Ello for a brief moment, because nobody was there except me and Cainad and Roko's Basilisk, saying "No, I will be the last one to post on Ello" (Cainad won when my phone wouldn't update the app and I couldn't log in anymore)

What's left? Friendster? no. Goddamn it.

Diaspora is a neat one, not terribly populated, bbut it is open source, so no ads or monetization.
Title: Re: Open Bar: Drinks are on the Supreme Court
Post by: The Wizard Joseph on March 21, 2019, 08:38:31 pm
So I tried to buy car insurance today and found out my driver's license is suspended. I had an accident in November of 2017 and was apparently supposed to go through some sort of right-of-way class or something. I never got any notice that this was necessary. Unless I can find another way to get my license reinstated I'm suspended until 2023 :fnord:

I'll still drive if I have to for work purposes, but every time I drive I risk getting pulled over and hit with a hefty fine. I'm hoping there's a way to resolve this quickly.
Title: Re: Open Bar: Drinks are on the Supreme Court
Post by: Cramulus on March 21, 2019, 08:44:06 pm
dude! That sucks!! I don't suppose there's some bus route to work, is there?
Title: Re: Open Bar: Drinks are on the Supreme Court
Post by: Hoopla! on March 21, 2019, 08:47:41 pm
There should be some option to apply for an Occupational Limited License. I have to deal with that all the time.
Title: Re: Open Bar: Drinks are on the Supreme Court
Post by: The Wizard Joseph on March 21, 2019, 09:51:33 pm
dude! That sucks!! I don't suppose there's some bus route to work, is there?

Lately I've been doing day labor jobs on a very temporary basis while I wait for one of the staffing agencies to show me something worth working temp to hire.

I often have to travel a fair distance out of town for the day labor jobs. I live in the downtown area so I'm going to expand my work search to include the local area. I'm doing okay financially for now so I have some breathing room, but the squeeze is on now.

I'm not necessarily afraid to drive for work purposes, I just have to be ready for the possibility of a hefty fine if I get caught. Recreational travel outside the city is now a no-go though. This sucks because my girlfriend lives about 45 minutes outside town, out in the Sticks.
Title: Re: Open Bar: Drinks are on the Supreme Court
Post by: The Wizard Joseph on March 21, 2019, 09:53:38 pm
There should be some option to apply for an Occupational Limited License. I have to deal with that all the time.

I'll find out what my options are When I visit the DMV tomorrow or maybe Saturday morning. I'm hoping all I have to do is take the class, pay the fees, and get reinstated. I got a pretty good share of tax return money back so I'm not too worried about the fine, but I have to get this resolved as soon as possible.
Title: Re: Open Bar: Drinks are on the Supreme Court
Post by: kiss my axe on March 22, 2019, 12:39:06 am
What's this, people are posting? YES.
But what's this, it's jobs and insurance and the DMV?  :?
Cram's fake doctor is cool, though.  :lulz:
Title: Re: Open Bar: Drinks are on the Supreme Court
Post by: Doktor Howl on March 22, 2019, 12:59:33 am
What's this, people are posting? YES.
But what's this, it's jobs and insurance and the DMV?  :?
Cram's fake doctor is cool, though.  :lulz:

Well, it IS the bar thread.  We've discussed hootchie cancer here.
Title: Re: Open Bar: Drinks are on the Supreme Court
Post by: nullified on March 22, 2019, 01:03:30 am
What's this, people are posting? YES.
But what's this, it's jobs and insurance and the DMV?  :?
Cram's fake doctor is cool, though.  :lulz:

By god, I saw your avatar and had flashbacks to the drug threads. It was like seeing the moment of my death from outside of my body.

How long have you been lurking anyway???



Fuck, it’s 2010-2014 spag reunion this past couple fucking weeks.
Title: Re: Open Bar: Drinks are on the Supreme Court
Post by: Doktor Howl on March 22, 2019, 01:09:35 am
Don't mind tripping over TGRR's mummified corpse.  There may have been some bad physics.
Title: Re: Open Bar: Drinks are on the Supreme Court
Post by: The Johnny on March 22, 2019, 02:10:05 am

Are I the harbinger of the Spagocalypse or who came back earlier?

I really wonder what triggered it.
Title: Re: Open Bar: Drinks are on the Supreme Court
Post by: The Wizard Joseph on March 22, 2019, 03:01:50 am

Are I the harbinger of the Spagocalypse or who came back earlier?

I really wonder what triggered it.
Eris is waking back up :fnord:
Title: Re: Open Bar: Drinks are on the Supreme Court
Post by: nullified on March 22, 2019, 03:15:13 am

Are I the harbinger of the Spagocalypse or who came back earlier?

I really wonder what triggered it.

I recall someone rejoining the forum shortly before you. I don’t remember who it was though.

We should start a betting pool on who returns next, and whether we get another returnee before another dumbass says something racist and gets themselves banned while fighting with an admin and stanning for Nazis.
Title: Re: Open Bar: Drinks are on the Supreme Court
Post by: nullified on March 22, 2019, 03:18:51 am

Are I the harbinger of the Spagocalypse or who came back earlier?

I really wonder what triggered it.
Eris is waking back up :fnord:

Did you say The Words?!

I know I sure as fuck didn’t do it, so it has to be one of you other guys. Either way, if she’s awake the only thing to do now is to roll underneath a sturdy wooden bed that has been bolted to the floor and hope we survive the aftermath.
Title: Re: Open Bar: Drinks are on the Supreme Court
Post by: The Johnny on March 22, 2019, 04:19:59 am

Are I the harbinger of the Spagocalypse or who came back earlier?

I really wonder what triggered it.

I recall someone rejoining the forum shortly before you. I don’t remember who it was though.

We should start a betting pool on who returns next, and whether we get another returnee before another dumbass says something racist and gets themselves banned while fighting with an admin and stanning for Nazis.

Ah i wished some of the australian cheeky mates were around, but i sure dont miss BH nor yatto **shudders**

Someone actually got banned? Thats extraordinary
Title: Re: Open Bar: Drinks are on the Supreme Court
Post by: chaotic neutral observer on March 22, 2019, 04:47:28 am
Did you say The Words?!

I know I sure as fuck didn’t do it, so it has to be one of you other guys. Either way, if she’s awake the only thing to do now is to roll underneath a sturdy wooden bed that has been bolted to the floor and hope we survive the aftermath.

I've been saying "Surprise me, Eris" for about a week, but I haven't noticed anything out of the ordinary happening.  I haven't even noticed myself trying to notice things out of the ordinary.

Do you have to be a real Discordian for it to work?
Title: Re: Open Bar: Drinks are on the Supreme Court
Post by: The Wizard Joseph on March 22, 2019, 04:52:08 am

Are I the harbinger of the Spagocalypse or who came back earlier?

I really wonder what triggered it.
Eris is waking back up :fnord:

Did you say The Words?!

I know I sure as fuck didn’t do it, so it has to be one of you other guys. Either way, if she’s awake the only thing to do now is to roll underneath a sturdy wooden bed that has been bolted to the floor and hope we survive the aftermath.
Title: Re: Open Bar: Drinks are on the Supreme Court
Post by: The Johnny on March 22, 2019, 05:01:25 am
Did you say The Words?!

I know I sure as fuck didn’t do it, so it has to be one of you other guys. Either way, if she’s awake the only thing to do now is to roll underneath a sturdy wooden bed that has been bolted to the floor and hope we survive the aftermath.

I've been saying "Surprise me, Eris" for about a week, but I haven't noticed anything out of the ordinary happening.  I haven't even noticed myself trying to notice things out of the ordinary.

Do you have to be a real Discordian for it to work?

Please stop, today i did my laundry, sweeped and mopped the floor, and when you accidentaly from all the invoking its gonna get all over the place.  :horrormirth:
Title: Re: Open Bar: Drinks are on the Supreme Court
Post by: LMNO on March 22, 2019, 12:05:50 pm
I've been saying "Surprise me, Eris" for about a week,

:omg:                                                                            :omg:
Title: Re: Open Bar: Drinks are on the Supreme Court
Post by: Hoopla! on March 22, 2019, 12:33:18 pm
They don’t know until they do.
Title: Re: Open Bar: Drinks are on the Supreme Court
Post by: Telarus on March 22, 2019, 03:14:14 pm
Holyshit spags. I'm 38 years old today.

Thank you, Eris, for giving me the Strife I could handle for the past 38 years (and none of that apocalypse-now level shit).


DRINKS FOR EVERYONE SCRID

(https://image.spreadshirtmedia.com/image-server/v1/compositions/110590333/views/1,width=500,height=500,appearanceId=1,version=1543820067.jpg)
Title: Re: Open Bar: Drinks are on the Supreme Court
Post by: LMNO on March 22, 2019, 03:31:01 pm
Hurrah!
Title: Re: Open Bar: Drinks are on the Supreme Court
Post by: Hoopla! on March 22, 2019, 03:33:06 pm
Happy birthday Telarus!!

I’ll have a martini, Scrid.
Title: Re: Open Bar: Drinks are on the Supreme Court
Post by: The Wizard Joseph on March 22, 2019, 04:28:43 pm
Happy birthday Telarus. You're still relatively Young, and one day I hope that you become an excellent cranky old coot of a wizard!
Title: Re: Open Bar: Drinks are on the Supreme Court
Post by: Doktor Howl on March 22, 2019, 04:56:44 pm
HAPPY BIRTHDAY, PACNW ZYGOTE.  :crankey:
Title: Re: Open Bar: Drinks are on the Supreme Court
Post by: Zenpatista on March 22, 2019, 05:22:41 pm
I am not on here much. But, I was just in a meeting where someone said FAPT. And I had to stifle myself. Faculty Affairs and Promotion to Tenure is apparently not a laughing matter.  :fap:
Title: Re: Open Bar: Drinks are on the Supreme Court
Post by: Cain on March 22, 2019, 05:44:02 pm
Happy spagday, Telarus.  Congratulations on not dying for however many years it is in a row.
Title: Re: Open Bar: Drinks are on the Supreme Court
Post by: Chelagoras The Boulder on March 22, 2019, 05:58:04 pm
Congrats on another jog around the sun!
Title: Re: Open Bar: Drinks are on the Supreme Court
Post by: Cain on March 22, 2019, 06:02:46 pm
So I applied for some part-time thing at another dodgy private intelligence outfit.  Differences from previous ones: 1) this one has actualy clients, and so b) this one pays. A very little bit.

Anyway I haven't actually gotten a position yet but they're making me jump through some pretty significant hoops for the chance.  I'm currently at the third stage and it's like "argh, you've seen my CV and background, three sample pieces of writing, an improptu analysis from a slow news week and now you want two more articles? Make a decision already".
Title: Re: Open Bar: Drinks are on the Supreme Court
Post by: T̼̞̼ͅr̳̬̤̖̱͚̮̘̜̦̦i̲̩̝͕̣̲̪v̺͇̫̯͉͖͈͖͔̺̰̣͉̟̻̫̭i̦̖Q on March 24, 2019, 02:15:37 pm
Today I learned racial slurs used with their original intent are not considered hate speech on Facebook.
Title: Re: Open Bar: Drinks are on the Supreme Court
Post by: LMNO on March 24, 2019, 07:35:12 pm
So, if I use the N-word as a way to denigrate, dehumanize, and Other descendants of slaves, that's OK to Facebook?
Title: Re: Open Bar: Drinks are on the Supreme Court
Post by: Don Coyote on March 25, 2019, 03:04:28 pm
Some little shit ass indie rpg designer deleted his whole fucking account including his storefront because I reported him for harassing me.
Title: Re: Open Bar: Drinks are on the Supreme Court
Post by: Hoopla! on March 25, 2019, 03:05:21 pm
Some little shit ass indie rpg designer deleted his whole fucking account including his storefront because I reported him for harassing me.

Details, please.
Title: Re: Open Bar: Drinks are on the Supreme Court
Post by: Don Coyote on March 25, 2019, 03:35:57 pm
Some little shit ass indie rpg designer deleted his whole fucking account including his storefront because I reported him for harassing me.

Details, please.

Alright

So, someone started up some noise about making itch.io the place for folks to set-up and selling rpg shit because drive-thru rpg takes a stupid big cut. We get a forum specif to table-top games.

There is a discussion on how games in general need more tools for narrative guidance. Sure, some do. Then op goes into why DnD NEEDS them. Shit like 'explaining what a dragon can mean metaphorically' and 'how to use violence to tell a narrative explicitly.' So I start asking questions. And I get misunderstood. And insulted. And misunderstood. Repeatedly. So I finally say, 'look I know what a fucking metaphor is. I have a fucking degree related to this.'

So THIS ASSHOLE doesn't even get into this thread, even through two of friends, were two different degrees of hostile to mean, who I both reported and nothing happened to them. This asshole white cis man makes a thread in the same subforum passive-aggressively saying white (cis) men need to  shut-up and not "explain and keep explaining and cite our qualifications and rephrase ourselves,' because I guess me being in ONE thread was dominating the forum.

So sure, he sort of had a point. I had no idea what I was doing a pattern of behavior that has a chilling effect on marginalized creators. But he ended with a  "ps if you think I am indirectly talking about you, I might be." At first I was, sure, maybe he has a point, kind of a rude shit with his childish ps.

Then I notice that him, and two of folks who were aggressive, and two of the mods, and another person who was 'reasonable' are all part of a small gaming cohort. And I start thinking, 'wait. I recognize this. This is a trolling tactic.'

So I called him out for calling me out, telling him to shut up because why the fuck should I listen to a white cis man telling me wut. And reported him for indirectly harassing me.

Another mod stepped in and gently reminded us to adhere to the code of conduct, which at a the time was in an inaccessible sub-forum.
Another mod locked and archived the thread after I reported the OP citing the breaking of the site code of conduct.

Then I find out this piece of shit was vague tweeting me on twitter crying about how I won an argument because I kept talking in the powers that be step in to support me.

Like no?

BTW

The forum, while still new, is kind of dead except for a bunch of theory wank. All of the game specific dev forums have minimal activity, and ostensibly this was supposed to be a place for trad and indie/story gamers to start talking to each other again. But all I see is mostly indie gamers wanking about theory.
Title: Re: Open Bar: Drinks are on the Supreme Court
Post by: Doktor Howl on March 25, 2019, 04:42:59 pm
Welcome to Howl's World.
Title: Re: Open Bar: Drinks are on the Supreme Court
Post by: Don Coyote on March 25, 2019, 04:53:20 pm
Welcome to Howl's World.

For real. I restrained myself full on shitting him because i am an adult and I actually do shut up and listen, when folks are talking other games I am not interested or about the intersection if racism and the like.

But the instant some punkasses start trying to say what dnd OUGHT to do, I just have to say 'why.' DND is always at worst the 3rd best game at doing any one thing. Like if the thrust of someone's arguement is 'shut up white boy get fucked.
Title: Re: Open Bar: Drinks are on the Supreme Court
Post by: Doktor Howl on March 25, 2019, 05:01:13 pm
Welcome to Howl's World.

For real. I restrained myself full on shitting him because i am an adult and I actually do shut up and listen, when folks are talking other games I am not interested or about the intersection if racism and the like.

But the instant some punkasses start trying to say what dnd OUGHT to do, I just have to say 'why.' DND is always at worst the 3rd best game at doing any one thing. Like if the thrust of someone's arguement is 'shut up white boy get fucked.

When they follow you home with stupid grins and their pants full of shit, you are a Doktor.
Title: Re: Open Bar: Drinks are on the Supreme Court
Post by: Don Coyote on March 25, 2019, 08:19:56 pm
Welcome to Howl's World.

For real. I restrained myself full on shitting him because i am an adult and I actually do shut up and listen, when folks are talking other games I am not interested or about the intersection if racism and the like.

But the instant some punkasses start trying to say what dnd OUGHT to do, I just have to say 'why.' DND is always at worst the 3rd best game at doing any one thing. Like if the thrust of someone's arguement is 'shut up white boy get fucked.

When they follow you home with stupid grins and their pants full of shit, you are a Doktor.

The best part is only the white cis man got moderated and then flounced. But it's the Man coming on him that is such a travesty.
Title: Re: Open Bar: Drinks are on the Supreme Court
Post by: nullified on March 25, 2019, 09:26:51 pm
This kind of BS is why I dropped out of tabletop communities. I had a tabletop system I was working on focused on politics, social combat and heist sort of gameplay, and the communities soured me on ever fleshing it out beyond running, max, one campaign with some friends some day.
Title: Re: Open Bar: Drinks are on the Supreme Court
Post by: Don Coyote on March 25, 2019, 09:35:36 pm
Well it did basically sour me on participating in this grand new forum. Like I have a game-conceot I'd really like non-dnd grogs to look at, but like fuck most indie gamers.
Title: Re: Open Bar: Drinks are on the Supreme Court
Post by: nullified on March 25, 2019, 09:45:46 pm
Well it did basically sour me on participating in this grand new forum. Like I have a game-conceot I'd really like non-dnd grogs to look at, but like fuck most indie gamers.

It’s all so /cliquey/. Everywhere I go. I hate it. And so I left it; they don’t need me and I don’t want them.

If you need some feedback, I make no promises on speed, but I am obsessive about mechanical design and wouldn’t mind doing some consultancy.

I’ll even give you a 50% off deal from my usual price of 0USD/hr and waive my flat fee entirely (normally ten cents).
Title: Surprise me, Eris: Drinks are on the Supreme Court
Post by: chaotic neutral observer on March 26, 2019, 04:11:09 am
Today:

I was reaching to unplug a cable, and zapped the little finger of my left hand at 60V.  Tingly and unpleasant, not to mention startling.  It's not as if I brushed my finger against that capacitor's case on purpose, but I didn't expect it to be halfway to line voltage, either.  Good thing I did that one-handed.  I will now give the power supply a wide berth, and unplug the cable at the other end.  I sometimes suspect that I'm a whole lot stupider/clumsier than I give myself credit for.

A mix-up with a certain mutual fund company resulted in some awkwardness at the local bank branch.  Probably weirder for the teller than for me.  (Side note: never buy mutual funds from a neighbour, even if you've known them for years and they're employed with a major financial institution.  His interests are not your interests, and you'll be lucky to beat inflation.)

While walking back from the bank, I saw some broccoli florets scattered under a pine tree.  I'm sure there was some sort of interesting story there.
Title: Re: Open Bar: Drinks are on the Supreme Court
Post by: Chelagoras The Boulder on March 26, 2019, 06:21:18 am
went to the first LA rideshare Drivers strike. The strike went well i think, but FUCK do i need to stay off the rideshare FB groups. Motherfucking bootlicker douchebags openly BRAGGING about having scabbed today. "Yea i love it when you guys strike. I got so many rides today. Keep it up!" I'm actively wondering what the odds are on more of them being deliberate plants or fucking morons.
Title: Re: Open Bar: Drinks are on the Supreme Court
Post by: Junkenstien on March 27, 2019, 07:28:51 pm
This kind of BS is why I dropped out of tabletop communities. I had a tabletop system I was working on focused on politics, social combat and heist sort of gameplay, and the communities soured me on ever fleshing it out beyond running, max, one campaign with some friends some day.

Heist you say?

(https://i.imgur.com/rAZXBWb.jpg)

It plays even better than it reads.
Title: Re: Open Bar: Drinks are on the Supreme Court
Post by: Junkenstien on March 27, 2019, 07:29:33 pm
That is horribly sized and I'm not even going to try and fix that.
Title: Re: Open Bar: Drinks are on the Supreme Court
Post by: Doktor Howl on March 27, 2019, 11:30:38 pm
And then Chuck Berry died.  :(
Title: Re: Open Bar: Drinks are on the Supreme Court
Post by: Sung Low on March 29, 2019, 02:53:30 am
A podcast I've been listening to

https://www.earwolf.com/show/beautiful-anonymous/

just people being decent with each other, which isn't a bad thing at all





Title: Re: Open Bar: Drinks are on the Supreme Court
Post by: T̼̞̼ͅr̳̬̤̖̱͚̮̘̜̦̦i̲̩̝͕̣̲̪v̺͇̫̯͉͖͈͖͔̺̰̣͉̟̻̫̭i̦̖Q on March 30, 2019, 03:32:56 am
And then Chuck Berry died.  :(

This thing that you do....

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hMddte6yD2w (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hMddte6yD2w)
Title: Re: Open Bar: Drinks are on the Supreme Court
Post by: Chelagoras The Boulder on March 30, 2019, 05:26:19 pm
tbh i thought Chuck Berry had died during the last Cool Person Purge of 2015
Title: Re: Open Bar: Drinks are on the Supreme Court
Post by: The Wizard Joseph on March 30, 2019, 11:27:37 pm
tbh i thought Chuck Berry had died during the last Cool Person Purge of 2015

Mandela Effect!  Jk


I got my license reinstated. Had to take a boring online course and pay some money, but I got it done. I'd been driving illegal for like 5 months!
Title: Re: Open Bar: Drinks are on the Supreme Court
Post by: Cramulus on March 31, 2019, 09:53:09 pm
oh what a relief--that's great news

for this occasion, I'm just gonna close my eyes and pick an emote or two at random


 :cramulus: :baby:
Title: Re: Open Bar: Drinks are on the Supreme Court
Post by: The Wizard Joseph on April 01, 2019, 12:39:15 am
 :lulz: :lulz:

The startled baby one gets me everytime.
Title: Re: Open Bar: Drinks are on the Supreme Court
Post by: Al Qədic on April 01, 2019, 02:57:48 am
Happy Trans Day of Visibility, spags. Also happy 29-Part-IV-th birthday to my high school math teacher. Now that I think about it, his startled reaction face (dubbed by him to be the Face of Cornfusion™) could make a good emote. :lol:

But anyway, it being the abovementioned visibility day, some fabulous weirdos went and covered a map on pixelplace.io (you remember r/place? Yeah, that's a thing again now) in rainbows and other assorted pride flags, and I jumped in with a golden apple on one of em; Eris is slapped right on southern South America. Enjoy, and apologies in advance for the terrible picture quality, but at least the apple becomes more apple-shaped.

https://m.imgur.com/a/WYChWEn
Title: Re: Open Bar: Drinks are on the Supreme Court
Post by: Fujikoma on April 01, 2019, 03:02:57 am
I fail to understand the visibility thing. Why can't we all be ninja?.. anyway, yes, happy trans day of visibility, some of you fuckers are hot.
Title: Re: Open Bar: Drinks are on the Supreme Court
Post by: Cain on April 01, 2019, 10:51:05 am
Why can't we all be ninja?

Because only real Gs move in silence, like lasagna.

I swear we all went over this in 2016...
Title: Re: Open Bar: Drinks are on the Supreme Court
Post by: Hoopla! on April 01, 2019, 01:54:38 pm
Trans Day of Visibility is April Fool’s Day? Or was this posted yesterday?
Title: Re: Open Bar: Drinks are on the Supreme Court
Post by: LMNO on April 01, 2019, 03:48:20 pm
I'm pretty sure it was yesterday (the 31st)
Title: Re: Open Bar: Drinks are on the Supreme Court
Post by: Fujikoma on April 01, 2019, 03:50:23 pm
Why can't we all be ninja?

Because only real Gs move in silence, like lasagna.

I swear we all went over this in 2016...

I wasn't here in 2016, apologies, I was still going over WHY I got my ass roasted here, and I'm slow so it took a bit.

EDIT: Granted, that little punk ass that used to be me deserved it.
Title: Re: Open Bar: Drinks are on the Supreme Court
Post by: Cain on April 01, 2019, 05:43:23 pm
I meant the entire planet kinda discussed it.

But it was 2011, apparently.
Title: Re: Open Bar: Drinks are on the Supreme Court
Post by: Fujikoma on April 01, 2019, 06:44:56 pm
I was stuck in the middle of nowhere tending to various animals and plants... I missed a lot.

EDIT:When your primary source of information consists almost exclusively of "The Blue Cliff Record" and giggling your ass off at Alex Jones while your boss tries to tell you to take it seriously, everything sort of loses focus.
Title: Re: Open Bar: Drinks are on the Supreme Court
Post by: Al Qədic on April 02, 2019, 03:33:42 am
Well, today was interesting: first day of the new quarter. One class is identical in its beginnings to when I tried and failed to take it last quarter, yet somehow seems more interesting this time. Maybe because the teach isn't that "likely plucked from a high school and so understands teaching as demeaning teenagers" type. Another class (world relations politics of all things) has a pretty funny guy for a prof; he opened class with something I'll paraphrase below for brevity's sake. Third class ended a half hour early, and I'm kinda torn about it, cause it's the "I'm enrolled in this because I need the units but I don't necessarily plan on taking it" kinda class for me right now, but other than the annoyingness of watching movies as homework (boy don't I sound fun at parties? :kingmeh:), it seems really chill and interesting. We'll see what pans out. Also, left the Cult of The Upright Citizens Cabal (if those spags see this; hey Doc Rev, good luck with your shit), so yeah. EDIT: Also learned today that the graffiti that is my icon is still in its normal spot, untouched, much to my surprise. The TV lives!


Now for that story from the Poli Sci prof:
He started with this: You know, we live in a very bureaucratic world, especially here on campus. But what's bureaucracy?

So, I live pretty close to campus. For a while, I just walked to work. But eventually I thought "Hey, you know that whole parking pass system thing the school has? Maybe I should use that."

And it's funny that I thought that, really, cause the thing about that system is, you get access to parking in exchange for basically agreeing not to take a carpool to work. Weird, right? But whatever.

So I go to the parking office, wait in line forever--you know how it is--and I get up to the front desk, tell them I want to get myself a pass to access certain parking spots, and the lady goes:

"Well...where's your bike?"

"My...my what?"

"Your bike."

"I...don't use one. I walk to work."

She went on from there about how "that's just not going to cut it." So fine; I'll get a bike. Went into my garage--I have 3 kids--and I looked at the bikes, just sitting there lined up. Now, I didn't wanna inconvenience them, and I didn't want to inconvenience myself too much by going through with all this, so I grab the smallest one.

Next day, I go to this place on campus where they do bike repairs and rentals and such, and they can register your bikes with the state. So I go up to them, they ask what bike I want to register, and I plonk down this tiny little tricycle. Naturally, they look at me with confusion, but they nod, and accept it, and in due time it's done.

So I go back to the parking office, get to the front of the line, put my kid's now-registered bike on the desk and say, "Here's my bike." The lady just blinks, looks totally unfazed, and we start the paperwork to get me that parking pass.


He just smiled, walked back to his laptop to continue the lecture slides, and said, "That's bureaucracy."
Title: Re: Open Bar: Drinks are on the Supreme Court
Post by: Fujikoma on April 02, 2019, 06:01:41 am
Ok I didn't read most of your post because I promptly became convinced you were a crytaline being, and not like, germy mutant apes like the rest of us.

EDIT: I do like you, just, teasing?
Title: Re: Open Bar: Drinks are on the Supreme Court
Post by: Al Qədic on April 02, 2019, 06:29:18 am
I promptly became convinced you were a crytaline being, and not like, germy mutant apes like the rest of us.
I'll gladly take either of those as compliments. :lulz:
Title: Re: Open Bar: Drinks are on the Supreme Court
Post by: Fujikoma on April 02, 2019, 06:39:56 am
That is not a very good thing, but ok, send pics.
Title: Re: Open Bar: Drinks are on the Supreme Court
Post by: Al Qədic on April 02, 2019, 06:47:43 am
That is not a very good thing, but ok, send pics.
Of what? Myself? The graffiti? If you want the latter, you're looking at it right now. If you want the former, then...no. :kingmeh:
Title: Re: Open Bar: Drinks are on the Supreme Court
Post by: The Wizard Joseph on April 02, 2019, 08:52:28 pm
So I've applied for work at a local Foundry. It'll be very hot and dirty, but the pay is excellent with a lot of potential for overtime. I have an interview next Tuesday. Here's to hoping because the benefits package is excellent and I very much need good insurance. I'll probably be grinding burrs off metal Parts at first, but I wouldn't mind one day moving up to working with molten metal. If I can stick it out there for another 30 years I'd be able to retire sitting very nice indeed. I'm really hopeful that I'll get the job. Working as a temp and day labor is lame.
Title: Re: Open Bar: Drinks are on the Supreme Court
Post by: nullified on April 02, 2019, 10:45:02 pm
Good luck!

And if you get the job, throw me some of whatever luck you have left over, I could use an income instead of begging friends to keep me alive.
Title: Re: Open Bar: Drinks are on the Supreme Court
Post by: The Wizard Joseph on April 02, 2019, 11:54:34 pm
Good luck!

And if you get the job, throw me some of whatever luck you have left over, I could use an income instead of begging friends to keep me alive.

Thanks!

If I knew of a way to transfer you some good fortune I would. I know how it feels to be leaning on friends just to get by. Unless they're Saints or suckers eventually they'll stop and things can get bitter.

Have you considered signing up with a staffing agency or something?
Title: Re: Open Bar: Drinks are on the Supreme Court
Post by: nullified on April 03, 2019, 12:45:52 am
I appreciate the thought, but staffing and similar options are not good ones for me due to a whole shitload of medical and mental issues. There is no point going into extreme detail, suffice to say I need a stable job that fits a whole bunch of unusual parameters or a stable enough living situation to leech off of that I can get SSI again, which is not a short term stay.
Title: Re: Open Bar: Drinks are on the Supreme Court
Post by: The Wizard Joseph on April 03, 2019, 12:49:04 am
I appreciate the thought, but staffing and similar options are not good ones for me due to a whole shitload of medical and mental issues. There is no point going into extreme detail, suffice to say I need a stable job that fits a whole bunch of unusual parameters or a stable enough living situation to leech off of that I can get SSI again, which is not a short term stay.

Fair enough. My sincere best wishes. I hope you find somthing that works!
Title: Re: Open Bar: Drinks are on the Supreme Court
Post by: nullified on April 03, 2019, 12:50:26 am
Working on that SSI now. I have my fingers crossed.
Title: Re: Open Bar: Drinks are on the Supreme Court
Post by: Fujikoma on April 03, 2019, 12:57:11 am
Agh, my fucking brain wants to explode, but it does that from time to time.
Title: Re: Open Bar: Drinks are on the Supreme Court
Post by: Don Coyote on April 04, 2019, 08:54:31 pm
The bullshit RPG forum is still mostly theory wanking, indie/storygame discussions, and one person telling folks why they don't like the OSR or DnD.  :lulz:
Title: Re: Open Bar: Drinks are on the Supreme Court
Post by: nullified on April 04, 2019, 09:07:31 pm
I mean I’m not a huge D&D fan but ... like, you could be playing Rifts or some shit. And it’s hard to convince any random group to play anything but D&D or Pathfinder, d20 isn’t an innately terrible system, and simplicity has its value?

And although some OSR systems definitely go too far, mistaking genuine stupidity for a good thing lost over time, the ones I’ve seen tend to be on the good side of that line. They aren’t for me, but I’m sure they’ll end up inspiring things that are indeed for me.
Title: Re: Open Bar: Drinks are on the Supreme Court
Post by: Don Coyote on April 04, 2019, 09:22:12 pm
Yeah, but the bulk of any critque of any DnD I see from THOSE PEOPLE is, DnD is imperialistic/colonialist/racist/white male power fantasy, only about combat, needs to have MOAR storytelling tools (or tools it already has but like reading it hard), or isn't a RPG because PCs can die (easily in OSR) so there is no real character development or growth.

And I'm all...ok some of those are valid points, but...like shut up unless you got some shit better than "I took A creative writing, women/gender/race studies course in college" level takes.

AND dnd etal are a pretty good lingua franca. A lot of THOSE PEOPLE just seem really bitter than no one wants to play their hipster game at their local shop.

Also RIFTS is literally heavily and baroquely house-ruled AD&D.
Title: Re: Open Bar: Drinks are on the Supreme Court
Post by: Cain on April 04, 2019, 09:25:48 pm
"die easily"

GURPs says hi.
Title: Re: Open Bar: Drinks are on the Supreme Court
Post by: nullified on April 04, 2019, 09:26:57 pm
That’s all true, but Rifts is also bar none the most irritating system I ever smashed my head into in the wild. I’d rather play Shadowrun 4e, no house rules, with someone who only knows how to run old White Wolf games, than spend ten minutes in Rifts ever again.
Title: Re: Open Bar: Drinks are on the Supreme Court
Post by: Cain on April 04, 2019, 09:27:40 pm
Sounds like you need to play more FATAL
Title: Re: Open Bar: Drinks are on the Supreme Court
Post by: nullified on April 04, 2019, 09:30:37 pm
You can’t just say that sort of shit, dude, it makes everyone unhappy. I had /forgotten/. Forgotten, do you understand? You ruined it! You’ve ruined everything! Now I need to go back to therapy and be chased by wildebeests again.
Title: Re: Open Bar: Drinks are on the Supreme Court
Post by: Don Coyote on April 04, 2019, 09:35:47 pm
You can’t just say that sort of shit, dude, it makes everyone unhappy. I had /forgotten/. Forgotten, do you understand? You ruined it! You’ve ruined everything! Now I need to go back to therapy and be chased by wildebeests again.


But have you tried


GURPS: FATAL                                                   :horrormirth:
Title: Re: Open Bar: Drinks are on the Supreme Court
Post by: nullified on April 04, 2019, 09:37:12 pm
That can’t be a real thing. I’m not even going to look, i just will pretend you’re making it the fuck up to /poison/ my soul
Title: Re: Open Bar: Drinks are on the Supreme Court
Post by: Don Coyote on April 04, 2019, 09:37:34 pm
"die easily"

GURPs says hi.

Or Rolemaster. Although tbh it's not that hard because you have crossreference like 20 charts before you find out if you died or not.
Title: Re: Open Bar: Drinks are on the Supreme Court
Post by: Telarus on April 04, 2019, 10:02:57 pm
My daughter and her crew at vocational-school tried playing a session of Human Occupied Landfill (https://whitewolf.fandom.com/wiki/HoL:_Human_Occupied_Landfill) last month. Yeah, that game never lasts more than 1 session. They went back to their weird oD&D+3.5+4+Pathfinder2.0 thing they play between other games...


If you want a game that takes this kind of this 'seriously/humorously' (instead of juvinile-humorously), I recommend Tales from the Floating Vagabond.

https://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pmwiki.php/TabletopGame/TalesFromTheFloatingVagabond
https://www.drivethrurpg.com/product/2010/Tales-From-The-Floating-Vagabond


Also, I seemed to have designed something that can create character sheets for any system as part of another javascript-wiki I use. It helps if you know HTML a bit, and 'common wiki-syntax', to get started, so I'm trying to design a more user-friendly package. But it does need testing if anyone is curious.
Title: Re: Open Bar: Drinks are on the Supreme Court
Post by: nullified on April 04, 2019, 10:04:35 pm
How interested are you in mobile testing? I have a computer too, but I barely have time for it lately.
Title: Re: Open Bar: Drinks are on the Supreme Court
Post by: Fujikoma on April 04, 2019, 10:23:38 pm
OMFG someone dropped the F bomb... shit.
Title: Re: Open Bar: Drinks are on the Supreme Court
Post by: Pergamos on April 05, 2019, 01:49:08 am
The bullshit RPG forum is still mostly theory wanking, indie/storygame discussions, and one person telling folks why they don't like the OSR or DnD.  :lulz:

Could you post a link?  I could use some RPG discussion.
Title: Re: Open Bar: Drinks are on the Supreme Court
Post by: Pergamos on April 05, 2019, 01:50:20 am
"die easily"

GURPs says hi.

I GM GURPS and have yet to have a PC die that didn't intend to.
Title: Re: Open Bar: Drinks are on the Supreme Court
Post by: Pergamos on April 05, 2019, 01:51:37 am
My daughter and her crew at vocational-school tried playing a session of Human Occupied Landfill (https://whitewolf.fandom.com/wiki/HoL:_Human_Occupied_Landfill) last month. Yeah, that game never lasts more than 1 session. They went back to their weird oD&D+3.5+4+Pathfinder2.0 thing they play between other games...


If you want a game that takes this kind of this 'seriously/humorously' (instead of juvinile-humorously), I recommend Tales from the Floating Vagabond.

https://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pmwiki.php/TabletopGame/TalesFromTheFloatingVagabond
https://www.drivethrurpg.com/product/2010/Tales-From-The-Floating-Vagabond


Also, I seemed to have designed something that can create character sheets for any system as part of another javascript-wiki I use. It helps if you know HTML a bit, and 'common wiki-syntax', to get started, so I'm trying to design a more user-friendly package. But it does need testing if anyone is curious.

I'd like to be involved,  I know HTML
Title: Re: Open Bar: Drinks are on the Supreme Court
Post by: Fujikoma on April 05, 2019, 01:58:25 am
I didn't "get" roleplay when I first posted to these forums, which is a strange thing for a Discordian. I hadn't actually done any roleplay, I played some shitty DnD campaigns, the most traumatic of which wasn't a shitty campaign, it was run by my stepfather, a no-nonsense motherfucker who preferred to play "lawful evil"... yes, he was a right bastard. We should've kept playing but after the first TPK that we deserved, we walked away. Stupid.

Years later I find these MUDs classified as "RPIs", I didn't want to investigate but one of my board members on a PVP mud has a serious emotional breakdown over a dead character. I decided anything that caused anyone so much anguish, was worth investigating... so I did, the results are, I don't fucking know but actually RPing a character is fun as hell, despite the inevitable, fiery death.
Title: Re: Open Bar: Drinks are on the Supreme Court
Post by: T̼̞̼ͅr̳̬̤̖̱͚̮̘̜̦̦i̲̩̝͕̣̲̪v̺͇̫̯͉͖͈͖͔̺̰̣͉̟̻̫̭i̦̖Q on April 05, 2019, 05:16:58 am
Ah HOL, I seem to remember cornholed by god was a stat or some sort of character trait.

I have the book with the CHART CHART somewhere.

I liked running Paranoia, but moments of it reminds me too much of work now.
Title: Re: Open Bar: Drinks are on the Supreme Court
Post by: Cramulus on April 05, 2019, 02:02:56 pm
I never actually got to play HOL, but the book was raw punk rock.. I love how it's clearly written by people that have had ENOUGH of D&D and "Gary" style games. And the fact that the whole thing looks like it's scribbled in someone's notebook gives it this rugged DIY energy.. makes me want to design my own game.

I have had a hankering recently for something that gives a different experience than the "power fantasy", or something that's less mechanically driven and more of a storytelling game. I have only run one session of Dungeon World, but I'm loving it because it's soooo collaborative. But I'm also the king of prep, and Dungeon World basically asks you not to prepare for sessions as a DM, aside from picking out a few images and monster ideas you want to incorporate.

I used to play white wolf a little bit, but I really felt like the gameplay described in the rulebook was always pretty far from how the game actually plays out (except for werewolf). Like, Vampire is a game ostensibly about people struggling and failing to retain their humanity, tragic personal spirals... except the games I played were always more like political thrillers, and the humanity was kind of just this mechanic. I feel like that probably expresses itself better over a long arc, but our games always just descended into petty PvP until we break up the chronicle because everybody's mad at each other.

Mage was real cool, but the game is, like, designed to spiral into a series of philosophical discussions. Which is fun if that's what you're into. But again, we never managed to resolve any cool plotlines because we'd get hung up on topics like "Can divination solve the Halting Problem?"
Title: Re: Open Bar: Drinks are on the Supreme Court
Post by: nullified on April 05, 2019, 02:07:20 pm
Sometime we should chat about my system I’ve been working on, Cram. I have just started to get to the crunchy bits, but the high level stuff I’ve been working on is very very much a different experience than power fantasy (and it’s more than theory, the structure is built to encourage it). Even when you parse power fantasy generally enough to catch spy shit in the mix. I think you’d have good input on some of the concepts, too.
Title: Re: Open Bar: Drinks are on the Supreme Court
Post by: Don Coyote on April 05, 2019, 03:16:01 pm
I never actually got to play HOL, but the book was raw punk rock.. I love how it's clearly written by people that have had ENOUGH of D&D and "Gary" style games. And the fact that the whole thing looks like it's scribbled in someone's notebook gives it this rugged DIY energy.. makes me want to design my own game.

I have had a hankering recently for something that gives a different experience than the "power fantasy", or something that's less mechanically driven and more of a storytelling game. I have only run one session of Dungeon World, but I'm loving it because it's soooo collaborative. But I'm also the king of prep, and Dungeon World basically asks you not to prepare for sessions as a DM, aside from picking out a few images and monster ideas you want to incorporate.

I used to play white wolf a little bit, but I really felt like the gameplay described in the rulebook was always pretty far from how the game actually plays out (except for werewolf). Like, Vampire is a game ostensibly about people struggling and failing to retain their humanity, tragic personal spirals... except the games I played were always more like political thrillers, and the humanity was kind of just this mechanic. I feel like that probably expresses itself better over a long arc, but our games always just descended into petty PvP until we break up the chronicle because everybody's mad at each other.

Mage was real cool, but the game is, like, designed to spiral into a series of philosophical discussions. Which is fun if that's what you're into. But again, we never managed to resolve any cool plotlines because we'd get hung up on topics like "Can divination solve the Halting Problem?"

I think those are universal experiences with WW games. VTM is always either political thriller or champions w/ fangs, and MTA either champions w/ MAJIK or PHIL.
Title: Re: Open Bar: Drinks are on the Supreme Court
Post by: nullified on April 05, 2019, 03:19:58 pm
Wraith was pretty close to how it was described but I’m probably the only human being alive who actually enjoyed Wraith.

Also, Demon. Though Demon tended to get fucking stupid in the late stages of any campaign.

I guess Hunter was pretty close to how it was presented too, but really, who played Hunter? Anyone? Didn’t fucking think so. And all the fun shit was Lost Creed shit anyway.
Title: Re: Open Bar: Drinks are on the Supreme Court
Post by: Cramulus on April 05, 2019, 07:11:06 pm
I played one session of Hunter and it remains one of my fav RPG sessions ever. But probably because our troupe was really good, responded well to each other, really fleshed out those characters in interesting ways.


My buddy used to run Hunter as basically D&D that takes place in the world of darkness. I think--if that's what you want... werewolf does it much better.... I mean, werewolf actually kinda has XP, levels, monsterous antagonists, and magic items, if that's what you're looking for.
Title: Re: Open Bar: Drinks are on the Supreme Court
Post by: Q. G. Pennyworth on April 05, 2019, 07:23:00 pm
I can't imagine enjoying Vampire as a tabletop. LARP was workable, because you have enough players to break off into cliques and get real tight with your buddies while scheming against the other PCs, while doing your best to avoid the PLOT trying to kill you before you finish XYZ.
Title: Re: Open Bar: Drinks are on the Supreme Court
Post by: Cramulus on April 05, 2019, 08:15:26 pm
I've been to like half a dozen vampire larp events and every single time, I'm like "why do people enjoy this"

I mean, aside from the corsets and shiny boots



plotting plotting plotting plotting plotting plotting plotting plotting ACTION Reaction plotting plotting plotting plotting plotting plotting

every vampire game I've attended seemed like Team Nerdball (http://www.foolreversed.com/nerdball-the-game-no-one-wants-to-play/).


my personal low point was attending this event which was billed as being a really exciting conclusion to a long arc

in-play, our characters were standing on the roof of a building, doing some kind of initiation ritual which involved riding a motorcycle up a ramp and jumping through a burning hoop

suddenly, antagonists on motorcycles jumped onto the roof of our building from another nearby building, and started shooting us with automatic weapons

also, a helicopter appeared overhead and a sniper began shooting at us from the sky


A) it SOUNDS cool, but this all took place while we were seated in chairs in a hotel ballroom. Like, how is this a larp? The action is entirely narrated. It's a tabletop, but in costume.

B) Vampire combat with more than 3 people is the most boring shit in the world... after taking only 2 actions over the course of 20 minutes, I just quietly excused myself from the event and never returned.


every single fuckin time I go vampire larping, I approach it with an open mind, like, "I hope this is fun because if it is, I will definitely come back" -- and then I have to interact with some asshole who says something like "My character wants to kill your character. But you can't take that info in-game because I'm telling you that out of character. In fact, if I don't succeed, I'm gonna accuse you of metagaming." that literally happened.

I shouldn't hate on it, I know...
Title: Open Bar: Drinks are on the Supreme Court
Post by: nullified on April 05, 2019, 08:16:37 pm
Vampire is extremely fun if you play it like you’re Jason Bourne and his suspiciously Jason Bourne-esque pals.

Edit: autocorrect

Edit2: Also I’m talking tabletop, not LARP. SCA is the closest I’ve been to LARP.
Title: Re: Open Bar: Drinks are on the Supreme Court
Post by: LMNO on April 05, 2019, 08:20:40 pm
Let's be fair, corsets and shiny boots can often count for a lot.
Title: Re: Open Bar: Drinks are on the Supreme Court
Post by: Doktor Howl on April 05, 2019, 08:24:32 pm
I ran a tabletop Vampire game once at our old game shop, on a dare.

I was asked to join by a friend, because she wanted to play but a dude was creeping on her and she wanted me to sit between her and dude.

So I did.  It was basically NPC theater.  Bad dude is so badass that you can't touch him.  DM asks me what I'm gonna do, I say "I'm gonna sit here and wait for your old character to show up and save us again."

DM gets all pissed off and says "I suppose you can do this better?" 

So I take the dare for the following Sunday.  I make a bunch of mooks using Hunter to build basic humans with no abilities (there were no regular people in the game system, for whatever reason).  Choose a moderate bad guy.  Game starts on Sunday.  5 players having a great time kicking the shit out of mooks, regular DM sulks a bunch.  Then they beat the shit out of the big bad and throw him down a manhole.

A good time was had by all (except dude).  I never played the game again.
Title: Re: Open Bar: Drinks are on the Supreme Court
Post by: nullified on April 05, 2019, 08:35:55 pm
I like the old WoD games mostly for setting (exceptions for Wraith and Orpheus which had actually interesting mechanical traits as well), so I don’t really blame you.

The only mechanic the Storyteller system as a whole has that I genuinely like is the /freedom/ of roll choices a nice DM can give players. The “Talents” or “Skills” or whatever are such loose categories that there’s value in allowing a player to wrack their brain for a combo that lets them bullshit their way past something they lack the required skill for. Bump the difficulty appropriately since they’re bullshitting it. It almost approximates creative problem solving mechanically, complete with horrible nightmare failures for rednecking it.

That said, a system built for that exact purpose would do it better, I just haven’t figured out how to really get that “I have a working knowledge of gunsmithing and that’s KINDA like an internal combustion engine right?” terrible terrible fucking idea vibe in there yet.
Title: Re: Open Bar: Drinks are on the Supreme Court
Post by: Hoopla! on April 05, 2019, 08:50:24 pm
The TV version of What We Do in the Shadows had a good take on vampire larping.
Title: Re: Open Bar: Drinks are on the Supreme Court
Post by: Fujikoma on April 07, 2019, 01:29:49 pm
Last time I played a WoD game, I won, playing one of those ugly-ass vampires, and the rest of the characters died, not like we were attacking the problem at different speeds, I didn't get that, and the DM was like, "Fuck, you figured it all out..." "Yeah, that's because I dumped all my points into resources."

EDIT: I mean, I thought the DM was cute but like, he knew that from the time we spent in high school already... he ran a group with us and literally everyone else died... He was neither expecting them to die, nor for me to loose the supervillain monologue on his supervillain at the end. He expected at least a couple of them to survive to stop me.
Title: Re: Open Bar: Drinks are on the Supreme Court
Post by: Fujikoma on April 07, 2019, 01:46:38 pm
My stupid vampire managed to negotiate quite a nice spot with those vampires once it was done, and all the other players were dead, so no follow up.
Title: Re: Open Bar: Drinks are on the Supreme Court
Post by: Emo Howard on April 09, 2019, 11:23:44 am
If they ever make a Muppet version of Naked Lunch, they should let Gonzo Play the role of Doctor Henway.
Title: Re: Open Bar: Drinks are on the Supreme Court
Post by: Faust on April 09, 2019, 12:27:22 pm
If they ever make a Muppet version of Naked Lunch, they should let Gonzo Play the role of Doctor Henway.
There's the horrifying story of him doing open heart surgery on a pregnant woman in the bathroom of the subway with a plunger, imagining gonzo doing that makes it way better.

Jim Henson Productions and lucas arts can consult on the Mugwamp puppet, animatronic or hand manipulated, jizzing from its head
Title: Re: Open Bar: Drinks are on the Supreme Court
Post by: The Johnny on April 09, 2019, 02:23:16 pm
If they ever make a Muppet version of Naked Lunch, they should let Gonzo Play the role of Doctor Henway.
There's the horrifying story of him doing open heart surgery on a pregnant woman in the bathroom of the subway with a plunger, imagining gonzo doing that makes it way better.

Jim Henson Productions and lucas arts can consult on the Mugwamp puppet, animatronic or hand manipulated, jizzing from its head

We will not be living in a Brave New Worldtm until we see a Muppet adaptation of Sartre's works
Title: Re: Open Bar: Drinks are on the Supreme Court
Post by: Cramulus on April 09, 2019, 02:28:16 pm
If they ever make a Muppet version of Naked Lunch, they should let Gonzo Play the role of Doctor Henway.
There's the horrifying story of him doing open heart surgery on a pregnant woman in the bathroom of the subway with a plunger, imagining gonzo doing that makes it way better.

Jim Henson Productions and lucas arts can consult on the Mugwamp puppet, animatronic or hand manipulated, jizzing from its head

We will not be living in a Brave New Worldtm until we see a Muppet adaptation of Sartre's works


(https://imgur.com/BnAOJvN.jpg)
Title: Re: Open Bar: Drinks are on the Supreme Court
Post by: The Wizard Joseph on April 09, 2019, 04:14:57 pm
Just finished my first interview for the foundery job. I think it went very well! Now my application goes to the supervisors and if they accept me I'll have a second interview into tour. Then there will be a drug screen and a physical examination to see if I can physically do the job. There's also a background check. I don't expect a problem with any of these. Hopefully within a week I'll start a new career working iron. I very much need regular physical exertion for my health. The first few weeks are going to be rather painful but after that once I've adapted I expect to get a lot stronger and more physically healthy. I'll probably even lose weight, which I very much need to do before I hit 40.
Title: Re: Open Bar: Drinks are on the Supreme Court
Post by: LMNO on April 09, 2019, 05:48:28 pm
If they ever make a Muppet version of Naked Lunch, they should let Gonzo Play the role of Doctor Henway.
There's the horrifying story of him doing open heart surgery on a pregnant woman in the bathroom of the subway with a plunger, imagining gonzo doing that makes it way better.

Jim Henson Productions and lucas arts can consult on the Mugwamp puppet, animatronic or hand manipulated, jizzing from its head

We will not be living in a Brave New Worldtm until we see a Muppet adaptation of Sartre's works


(https://imgur.com/BnAOJvN.jpg)

:golfclap:
Title: Re: Open Bar: Drinks are on the Supreme Court
Post by: nullified on April 10, 2019, 02:57:45 am
While I kept running off into tangents while trying to post to the Cancel Culture thread, I found out one of the only extreme metal dudes I had thought was cool apparently raped a woman.

This would have been bad enough.

He also misgendered his trans bandmate while talking to me and took credit for all of her fucking musical and creative decisions, while telling me straightfaced that he was trans friendly.

I’m reaching out to that lady now but fuck’s sake. I’m furious. He’s got a terminal illness and I’d still sock him in the fucking mouth if I met him now. What a piece of shit. I talked his fucking music up because I thought he was decent. He can choke on asphalt.
Title: Re: Open Bar: Drinks are on the Supreme Court
Post by: Al Qədic on April 14, 2019, 12:35:38 am
TIL that it's been a whole damn year to the day since the cunt who ran NXIVM got arrested. Given the pile of human shit that he was/is, and the atrocious behavior that has made the "company" infamous, I dunno if this occasion calls more for  :lulz: or  :horrormirth:. In any case, let's hope he rots in prison; maybe he'll get a "tattoo" of his own some day.
Title: Re: Open Bar: Drinks are on the Supreme Court
Post by: Fujikoma on April 14, 2019, 03:42:03 am
Are you somehow surprised by humanity being pond scum?
Title: Re: Open Bar: Drinks are on the Supreme Court
Post by: nullified on April 15, 2019, 01:11:24 am
I have the best bad news (or worst good news) I’ve had in a long time.

For the first time in around a full year I have more than a month’s notice that I need to find a new situation. For the first time in around 10-11 months I have more than 30 days to panic-search for a new place to live.

And for the first time ever, I have an actual lead prepared for this eventuality /before I hear about it/.

I’m not sure whether to cry, laugh, scream or all at once.
Title: Re: Open Bar: Drinks are on the Supreme Court
Post by: The Wizard Joseph on April 15, 2019, 01:14:01 am
I have the best bad news (or worst good news) I’ve had in a long time.

For the first time in around a full year I have more than a month’s notice that I need to find a new situation. For the first time in around 10-11 months I have more than 30 days to panic-search for a new place to live.

And for the first time ever, I have an actual lead prepared for this eventuality /before I hear about it/.

I’m not sure whether to cry, laugh, scream or all at once.

Hang in there nullified. I hope that things take a turn for the better.
Title: Re: Open Bar: Drinks are on the Supreme Court
Post by: Q. G. Pennyworth on April 17, 2019, 05:43:07 pm
I'm missing the funeral today. His mom has been amazing but this still hurts.
Title: Re: Open Bar: Drinks are on the Supreme Court
Post by: nullified on April 17, 2019, 05:52:18 pm
That does suck. Hope you’re still doing okay, for sane values of okay under the circumstances. You have my number if you need it, just be aware I’ll be in an appointment for SSI disability determination from 2:45 to about 4, so if I don’t pick up a call around then, text me instead.
Title: Re: Open Bar: Drinks are on the Supreme Court
Post by: Faust on April 17, 2019, 11:13:05 pm
HTML stands for hate mail
Title: Re: Open Bar: Drinks are on the Supreme Court
Post by: nullified on April 18, 2019, 12:11:17 am
Sending or receiving?
Title: Re: Open Bar: Drinks are on the Supreme Court
Post by: Al Qədic on April 18, 2019, 04:54:52 am
I didn't grab pictures but...someone put surprisingly large googly eyes on trash cans at a dining hall on campus...
...which one of you fuckers did it this time?  :lulz:
Title: Re: Open Bar: Drinks are on the Supreme Court
Post by: Fujikoma on April 18, 2019, 07:42:01 am
Your poetry moved me, QG, and I'm sorry this is happening to you. I'm sorry you missed the funeral as well, but I've never gotten much from funerals, just, "This is a box, with a thing that used to be a person inside, and now we're going to set it on fire, or bury it, I dunno, maybe both."

Look, don't blame yourself, I can tell by your words how you regard the people you care about. It's a ritual, it doesn't change what is. People, pass on, that's the cost of life, everyone knows it will happen someday, but when it does, no one expects it. You can't be blamed for what you couldn't know, and you can't be blamed for being a beautiful, wonderful person... that said, I've had some people I care about pass, and I'm very unhappy with it, so I can understand feeling conflicted. None of it was your fault, yeah?
Title: Re: Open Bar: Drinks are on the Supreme Court
Post by: Don Coyote on April 21, 2019, 07:41:16 pm
I think I may be allergic to nuts :horrormirth:
Title: Re: Open Bar: Drinks are on the Supreme Court
Post by: Doktor Howl on April 21, 2019, 08:57:00 pm
I think I may be allergic to nuts :horrormirth:

ZE JOKES!  ZEY WRITE ZEMSELVES!
Title: Re: Open Bar: Drinks are on the Supreme Court
Post by: Q. G. Pennyworth on April 21, 2019, 11:54:00 pm
At church today the minister was giving his "the fuk do UUs do about Easter?" speech, and mentioned all the different actual belief systems in our congregation, from atheists and christians to buddhists, deists, pagans, "and shout out to our resident discordian." It is weird to be so genuinely accepted in a community.
Title: Re: Open Bar: Drinks are on the Supreme Court
Post by: nullified on April 22, 2019, 12:24:47 am
I picked up my computer to use it, and the bottom panel was bowed outward. That’s concerning, so I checked it. The battery is swelling. It’s a crappy refurbished laptop, but it was all I had. And now it is dangerous to use for any length of time. If I had the money, I’d just build a small form factor computer and never touch a laptop again, I have a bad history with them.
Title: Re: Open Bar: Drinks are on the Supreme Court
Post by: Al Qədic on April 22, 2019, 12:38:37 am
"and shout out to our resident discordian." It is weird to be so genuinely accepted in a community.
That does sound weird...kinda makes me want to look into a UU church some time.
Title: Re: Open Bar: Drinks are on the Supreme Court
Post by: Hoopla! on April 22, 2019, 01:29:19 am
At church today the minister was giving his "the fuk do UUs do about Easter?" speech, and mentioned all the different actual belief systems in our congregation, from atheists and christians to buddhists, deists, pagans, "and shout out to our resident discordian." It is weird to be so genuinely accepted in a community.

That sounds pretty awesome.
Title: Re: Open Bar: Drinks are on the Supreme Court
Post by: Don Coyote on April 22, 2019, 02:53:54 am
One of my friends doing some weird shitting on millenials for doing things shit reminds me of other reasons to leave FB. Like. I don't even know if she's oblivious to being a millenial or if she's doing some kind of weird 'witness my eruditness as I shit upon my peers and their behavior when we were kids' shit?

EDIT

My high school friends are such insufferable 'smart-people.'
Title: Re: Open Bar: Drinks are on the Supreme Court
Post by: chaotic neutral observer on April 22, 2019, 04:37:07 am
I think I may be allergic to nuts :horrormirth:

ZE JOKES!  ZEY WRITE ZEMSELVES!
What if vampires were weak against nuts, instead of garlic, and there is a global conspiracy to make the world more vampire-friendly by raising awareness of nut allergies?

I now have a mental image of vampire slayers going into battle coated in a layer of peanut butter.
Title: Re: Open Bar: Drinks are on the Supreme Court
Post by: Fujikoma on April 22, 2019, 06:11:27 am
I've met some UU's, they're pretty awesome. I also like a lot of what I've read about the Baha'i but they have this weird thing about homosexuals or something like, "Well, if you do this then just don't discuss it here or we'll have to ask you to leave."
Title: Re: Open Bar: Drinks are on the Supreme Court
Post by: Fujikoma on April 22, 2019, 06:13:07 am
I think I may be allergic to nuts :horrormirth:

ZE JOKES!  ZEY WRITE ZEMSELVES!
What if vampires were weak against nuts, instead of garlic, and there is a global conspiracy to make the world more vampire-friendly by raising awareness of nut allergies?

I now have a mental image of vampire slayers going into battle coated in a layer of peanut butter.

Oh dear, and those poor, poor Malchavians.
Title: Re: Open Bar: Drinks are on the Supreme Court
Post by: Doktor Howl on April 22, 2019, 07:45:22 pm
One of my friends doing some weird shitting on millenials for doing things shit reminds me of other reasons to leave FB. Like. I don't even know if she's oblivious to being a millenial or if she's doing some kind of weird 'witness my eruditness as I shit upon my peers and their behavior when we were kids' shit?

EDIT

My high school friends are such insufferable 'smart-people.'

I believe the proper tag group for that is "Imagine being such a pick me ass bitch."
Title: Re: Open Bar: Drinks are on the Supreme Court
Post by: nullified on April 22, 2019, 08:44:31 pm
If anyone likes death metal, I was shown something interesting. Mostly of interest to fans of 90s brutal death, tech death, and early slam, or people interested in this early stage of weak pseudo-AI replacing humans in the making of art.

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=CNNmBtNcccE&feature=youtu.be

As an actual band, it’s overly chaotic trash, combining the worst attributes of slam death, high schoolers trying to be Demilich, and early Kataklysm. As something generated from here to eternity by a neural network, it’s quite interesting.
Title: Re: Open Bar: Drinks are on the Supreme Court
Post by: Con-troll on April 22, 2019, 10:14:35 pm
Is it healthy to try to make sense of the lyrics?
Title: Re: Open Bar: Drinks are on the Supreme Court
Post by: Al Qədic on April 23, 2019, 10:59:32 pm
TIL that Joan of Arc is kinda sorta a Confederate Flag among the French far-right; she symbolizes national pride to a people who are deeply xenophobic, and her actual xenophobia in history (cause, y'know, she was a farmer peasant child who didn't know better about how politics works) just emboldens them. Go figure. :kingmeh:
Title: Re: Open Bar: Drinks are on the Supreme Court
Post by: nullified on April 24, 2019, 05:38:59 am
News to me. Sucks anyway.
Title: Re: Open Bar: Drinks are on the Supreme Court
Post by: Fujikoma on April 24, 2019, 05:40:07 am
I always thought Joan of Arc was pretty cool, shame she's become a flag for a bunch of shitty incels.
Title: Re: Open Bar: Drinks are on the Supreme Court
Post by: T̼̞̼ͅr̳̬̤̖̱͚̮̘̜̦̦i̲̩̝͕̣̲̪v̺͇̫̯͉͖͈͖͔̺̰̣͉̟̻̫̭i̦̖Q on April 26, 2019, 07:30:03 pm
Work had massive computer purge.  Very fun dumpster dive.

Sad all the monitors are actually dead though.

Title: Re: Open Bar: Drinks are on the Supreme Court
Post by: Cain on May 01, 2019, 09:28:49 pm
Watching the travesty that was the Battle of Winterfell has me convinced that about 500 Malazan marines could probably knock over all of Westeros even without Moranth munitions or a High Mage backing them.

I seriously cannot get over how bad the battle tactics for that episode were.

"OK, so first, we all set up in front of our trenches, right.  And then, we put the trebuchets as close as we can to the front line, so that the enemy can capture them and turn them on Winterfell without having to risk their dragon.  And then we initiate battle with a charge by the Dothraki who, when I last checked were light calvalry. Support?  No, they won't need it.  Then we will undertake a disorganized retreat to the gates without preparing a rearguard and take sanctuary. In the crypt. When fighting a necromancer."

This is about the point someone should have slit both Dany and Jon Snow's throats and taken command. But alas...
Title: Re: Open Bar: Drinks are on the Supreme Court
Post by: The Johnny on May 01, 2019, 09:51:27 pm
Watching the travesty that was the Battle of Winterfell has me convinced that about 500 Malazan marines could probably knock over all of Westeros even without Moranth munitions or a High Mage backing them.

I seriously cannot get over how bad the battle tactics for that episode were.

"OK, so first, we all set up in front of our trenches, right.  And then, we put the trebuchets as close as we can to the front line, so that the enemy can capture them and turn them on Winterfell without having to risk their dragon.  And then we initiate battle with a charge by the Dothraki who, when I last checked were light calvalry. Support?  No, they won't need it.  Then we will undertake a disorganized retreat to the gates without preparing a rearguard and take sanctuary. In the crypt. When fighting a necromancer."

This is about the point someone should have slit both Dany and Jon Snow's throats and taken command. But alas...

Maybe its the producer's and writers notion of humour?

Or a spit to the face and a kick to the nuts to GRR Martin?

Like sure, i can get down with a suspension of disbelief for dragons and popsicle zombies but this is too much
Title: Re: Open Bar: Drinks are on the Supreme Court
Post by: The Johnny on May 01, 2019, 10:22:19 pm

On second consideration, this whole situation was driven to happen due to plot neccessities of the future.

Ill let people deduce them by themselves as not to predict-spoil.
Title: Re: Open Bar: Drinks are on the Supreme Court
Post by: Faust on May 01, 2019, 11:01:47 pm
Watching the travesty that was the Battle of Winterfell has me convinced that about 500 Malazan marines could probably knock over all of Westeros even without Moranth munitions or a High Mage backing them.

I seriously cannot get over how bad the battle tactics for that episode were.

"OK, so first, we all set up in front of our trenches, right.  And then, we put the trebuchets as close as we can to the front line, so that the enemy can capture them and turn them on Winterfell without having to risk their dragon.  And then we initiate battle with a charge by the Dothraki who, when I last checked were light calvalry. Support?  No, they won't need it.  Then we will undertake a disorganized retreat to the gates without preparing a rearguard and take sanctuary. In the crypt. When fighting a necromancer."

This is about the point someone should have slit both Dany and Jon Snow's throats and taken command. But alas...

This is the same army that is led by the woman who gave the wights a dragon to save her boyfriend?
The wall was the perfect defense, the walkers approach, the wall hardens because of the cold.
In fact, there is no indication that the Night King ever even considered going south, until someone handed him a dragon.
Title: Re: Open Bar: Drinks are on the Supreme Court
Post by: Cramulus on May 01, 2019, 11:07:45 pm
Watching the travesty that was the Battle of Winterfell has me convinced that about 500 Malazan marines could probably knock over all of Westeros even without Moranth munitions or a High Mage backing them.

I seriously cannot get over how bad the battle tactics for that episode were.

"OK, so first, we all set up in front of our trenches, right.  And then, we put the trebuchets as close as we can to the front line, so that the enemy can capture them and turn them on Winterfell without having to risk their dragon.  And then we initiate battle with a charge by the Dothraki who, when I last checked were light calvalry. Support?  No, they won't need it.  Then we will undertake a disorganized retreat to the gates without preparing a rearguard and take sanctuary. In the crypt. When fighting a necromancer."

This is about the point someone should have slit both Dany and Jon Snow's throats and taken command. But alas...

It's pretty well established that Westeronis are huge morons when it comes to fighting anything other than dudes on foot.

Like, how is this war the first time in history somebody thought "what would kill big dragon? oh! *slaps forehead* big arrow"


Title: Re: Open Bar: Drinks are on the Supreme Court
Post by: Cain on May 01, 2019, 11:27:44 pm

On second consideration, this whole situation was driven to happen due to plot neccessities of the future.

Ill let people deduce them by themselves as not to predict-spoil.

Probably. But still...

This is the same army that is led by the woman who gave the wights a dragon to save her boyfriend?
The wall was the perfect defense, the walkers approach, the wall hardens because of the cold.
In fact, there is no indication that the Night King ever even considered going south, until someone handed him a dragon.

I believe it was always established that they were heading south, but you're right about the wall being the perfect defence. Clearly it wasn't a Westerosi commander who came up with that idea, because it was smart.

It's pretty well established that Westeronis are huge morons when it comes to fighting anything other than dudes on foot.

Like, how is this war the first time in history somebody thought "what would kill big dragon? oh! *slaps forehead* big arrow"

I'm not even sure they're good at fighting dudes on foot.  They had some significant heavy infantry...if the Dothraki had been converted to heavy cavalry and properly supported their charge might have broken the front line, which would have allowed the heavies to rush in. If they used wedge formations they could keep the wights separated long enough for skirmishers and wildlings to rush through the gaps, looking for the White Walkers to kill and dropping the army.

Or they could have remembered that Tyrion once hired an alchemist who set the entire of the bay outside King's Landings on fire and burned a majority of Stannis' navy and hired him to rig up something nasty.  They could have utilized hit and run tactics and whittled down the Night King's army while taking minimal casualties and turned his strategy of attrition against him.

But nope. Give someone a dragon and the brain apparently falls out of the back of their head.
Title: Re: Open Bar: Drinks are on the Supreme Court
Post by: LMNO on May 02, 2019, 01:18:58 pm
In the first minute of the attack, I giggled, "zerg rush!"

I will say, once I suspended disbelief, they did a really good job of conveying the feeling of "everyone is fucked".  Which made the end of the episode more powerful for me (though I have to admit, I'm an Arya stan).
Title: Re: Open Bar: Drinks are on the Supreme Court
Post by: The Wizard Joseph on May 02, 2019, 05:06:21 pm
Well I finally got some good work. I'll be assembling commercial grade heaters. The commute isn't bad. The pay is acceptable. I'll be working second shift. It's not everything I want but it's something.

Going to keep hitting the job search in the meantime. But for now this job is what I need when I need it. Only problem is it's long-term temporary. The contract might only last until January or February during their busy season. I'm told sometimes they hire people in through the temp agencies, but for now I really need to see about getting some kind of health insurance. Still I'm excited to have some kind of work and an income again.
Title: Re: Open Bar: Drinks are on the Supreme Court
Post by: Juana on May 02, 2019, 05:31:02 pm
money is always good!

on that note, i just realized i can file for unemployment during the summer! (i'm a substitute teacher these days) hopefully i'll be a full teacher come this fall and i have reasonable savings but goddamn, it would be a load off my shoulders to have some fucking income during the summer. i have a program to pay for and another set of credential tests to take bc social science teachers are a dime a dozen but english teachers are not.
Title: Re: Open Bar: Drinks are on the Supreme Court
Post by: Cain on May 02, 2019, 05:45:17 pm
Really? I'm surprised by that.  Over here, history and English teachers are a dime a dozen, it's hard sciences, maths and languages where the recruiting falls (because those graduates especially have far better options than a 25% chance of being violently attacked, per week, for below graduate pay, long hours and increasingly, working through holidays).
Title: Re: Open Bar: Drinks are on the Supreme Court
Post by: Juana on May 02, 2019, 06:16:23 pm
Really? I'm surprised by that.  Over here, history and English teachers are a dime a dozen, it's hard sciences, maths and languages where the recruiting falls (because those graduates especially have far better options than a 25% chance of being violently attacked, per week, for below graduate pay, long hours and increasingly, working through holidays).
oh, there's a signing bonus for STEM teachers in my state. none of the rest of us get that, not even SPED teachers akaik despite the fact that special education is also a high need area. but yeah, with teacher burn out and options available (i guess?) to english BAs elsewhere, there's always need for that subject. it's social science and PE that are hard to land in desirable districts bc people squat on them forever.

being attacked is a possibility at some of the schools in my district, which is where i'd like to work, but i've literally never been concerned about it. we've got a union, too. last round of negotiations, discipline was one of the things on the docket and they got a small pay bump but teachers here get paid like they live in LA. there are also districts in the surrounding area that pay significantly more even for first year teachers. we're talking like $60k but then you have to either live in those rinky dink towns or take an extremely cursed highway through murderfog in the winter, and n o p e, no thanks.

i hear teachers in the UK have it even rougher than we do here, though, so i'm not surprised to hear that.
Title: Re: Open Bar: Drinks are on the Supreme Court
Post by: Telarus on May 03, 2019, 05:41:16 pm
I'm so glad I'm not the only one with actual critiques of those ridiculous seige-defense tactics. It felt like "well, we only have so much time to setup the final climax, and we need everyone to be overwhelmed.... so, cut all the good tactics, we don't have screen time for them."


It was neat to see a trick my silat guru taught me take down the Night King, tho. Trust me, catching a falling knife like that ain't easy.
Title: Re: Open Bar: Drinks are on the Supreme Court
Post by: IntentionallyLeftBlank on May 09, 2019, 08:04:57 pm
I swear to god I'm going to write something soon. I know it's like weeks/months between posts and shit, but for some reason my brain can't track a forum as quickly as it used to. Days go by and I'm like "oh, yeah, I gotta contribute something to PD soon..." And then it gets procrastinated on, subsequently forgotten about, rinse, repeat. Fuck.

Anyhow, I feel like maybe if I just mention some things I'd like to write, it might set a mild sense of obligation. But I've really wanted to do a sort of "post mortem" on BIP 2013. My deep involvement on the latter end of the project was something that had quite an effect on me, and maybe I could share some behind the scenes shit... We'll see I guess.
Title: Re: Open Bar: Drinks are on the Supreme Court
Post by: Don Coyote on May 10, 2019, 03:39:58 am
not being on facebook is kind of weird
Title: Re: Open Bar: Drinks are on the Supreme Court
Post by: Al Qədic on May 10, 2019, 05:05:52 am
Upon closer inspection, cuttlefish are basically adorable squishy cthulhus. With this in mind, I'm disappointed that there isn't an art trend of drawing cuttlethulhu.

But apparently one thing that does exist is the cuttlefish of cthulhu...which is the penis of a CG character that acts as a stand-in for a thrash metal band member... :horrormirth:
Title: Re: Open Bar: Drinks are on the Supreme Court
Post by: Doktor Howl on May 10, 2019, 07:12:41 am
I swear to god I'm going to write something soon. I know it's like weeks/months between posts and shit, but for some reason my brain can't track a forum as quickly as it used to. Days go by and I'm like "oh, yeah, I gotta contribute something to PD soon..." And then it gets procrastinated on, subsequently forgotten about, rinse, repeat. Fuck.


Same.
Title: Re: Open Bar: Drinks are on the Supreme Court
Post by: nullified on May 10, 2019, 12:18:04 pm
not being on facebook is kind of weird

How so? I’m not really into social media like at all, so I’m curious what you’re noticing about not being on it.
Title: Re: Open Bar: Drinks are on the Supreme Court
Post by: Cramulus on May 10, 2019, 02:26:13 pm
But I've really wanted to do a sort of "post mortem" on BIP 2013. My deep involvement on the latter end of the project was something that had quite an effect on me, and maybe I could share some behind the scenes shit... We'll see I guess.

same, I've been thinking about how it might be useful to do a short-run of small 1-paragraph descriptions of prison cells & bars

my own thinking about the BIP has come so far since the original pamphlet, it's still a huge part of my psychology... and I feel like I should boil it down into something useful.
Title: Re: Open Bar: Drinks are on the Supreme Court
Post by: Don Coyote on May 10, 2019, 05:05:48 pm
Upon closer inspection, cuttlefish are basically adorable squishy cthulhus. With this in mind, I'm disappointed that there isn't an art trend of drawing cuttlethulhu.

But apparently one thing that does exist is the cuttlefish of cthulhu...which is the penis of a CG character that acts as a stand-in for a thrash metal band member... :horrormirth:

Title: Re: Open Bar: Drinks are on the Supreme Court
Post by: Don Coyote on May 10, 2019, 05:07:32 pm
not being on facebook is kind of weird

How so? I’m not really into social media like at all, so I’m curious what you’re noticing about not being on it.

Pretty much the only way I kept up with my extended family and friends. But I ditched fb because it's been regularly reminding of some shit. Also fuck zuck.
Title: Re: Open Bar: Drinks are on the Supreme Court
Post by: nullified on May 10, 2019, 05:19:42 pm
Ah, gotcha. Well, I hope it goes well for you, and you can find another way to keep in touch with those you care to keep in touch with.

I’m just waiting for the social media site I care to use to finally show up: thus far, no luck. One day, maybe.
Title: Re: Open Bar: Drinks are on the Supreme Court
Post by: Juana on May 10, 2019, 06:24:13 pm
i'd like to delete mine, too, bc uuuuuugh facebook, but also i have cousins/friends i like who i have no other way to keep track of/in touch with.
Title: Re: Open Bar: Drinks are on the Supreme Court
Post by: Fujikoma on May 11, 2019, 05:10:21 am
Facebook is that place where all my family and best friends' family dissappoint me with pro-trump posts calling liberals "tards" every three minutes. I have a facebook page, but I can't be arsed to check it.
Title: Re: Open Bar: Drinks are on the Supreme Court
Post by: Juana on May 11, 2019, 07:03:37 am
I stopped talking to my relatives like that like a decade ago. 🤷
Title: Re: Open Bar: Drinks are on the Supreme Court
Post by: Emo Howard on May 11, 2019, 10:41:09 am
All my relatives are either like that, or apolitical and clueless. Though, there might be a chance for some of the newer members to pull their heads out of our collective ass.

I remain hopeful, but disturbed.

The entire culture of my hometown is Donald trumps wet dream, which he is currently living.

I was told growing up that I would understand when I was older; that the wisdom of the previous generations would become clear as I aged. To my dismay, I have, over the years come to realize that I, in my youthful ignorance, had vastly underestimated the stupidity with which I had been surrounded by and infused with despite my best, yet still feeble efforts to protect myself from it. It my attempts to filter out the overwhelming ambient noise of my native environment, I tuned out all external stimuli, leaving me with nothing but my own internally generated delusions for some semblance of a reality.

Given a choice from birth between stupidity or insanity, I chose the latter. I regret nothing.
Title: Re: Open Bar: Drinks are on the Supreme Court
Post by: nullified on May 11, 2019, 11:36:02 am
All my relatives are either like that, or apolitical and clueless. Though, there might be a chance for some of the newer members to pull their heads out of our collective ass.

I remain hopeful, but disturbed.

The entire culture of my hometown is Donald trumps wet dream, which he is currently living.

I was told growing up that I would understand when I was older; that the wisdom of the previous generations would become clear as I aged. To my dismay, I have, over the years come to realize that I, in my youthful ignorance, had vastly underestimated the stupidity with which I had been surrounded by and infused with despite my best, yet still feeble efforts to protect myself from it. It my attempts to filter out the overwhelming ambient noise of my native environment, I tuned out all external stimuli, leaving me with nothing but my own internally generated delusions for some semblance of a reality.

Given a choice from birth between stupidity or insanity, I chose the latter. I regret nothing.

I love this post.
Title: Re: Open Bar: Drinks are on the Supreme Court
Post by: Emo Howard on May 11, 2019, 11:27:47 pm
All my relatives are either like that, or apolitical and clueless. Though, there might be a chance for some of the newer members to pull their heads out of our collective ass.

I remain hopeful, but disturbed.

The entire culture of my hometown is Donald trumps wet dream, which he is currently living.

I was told growing up that I would understand when I was older; that the wisdom of the previous generations would become clear as I aged. To my dismay, I have, over the years come to realize that I, in my youthful ignorance, had vastly underestimated the stupidity with which I had been surrounded by and infused with despite my best, yet still feeble efforts to protect myself from it. It my attempts to filter out the overwhelming ambient noise of my native environment, I tuned out all external stimuli, leaving me with nothing but my own internally generated delusions for some semblance of a reality.

Given a choice from birth between stupidity or insanity, I chose the latter. I regret nothing.

I love this post.

Thanks.
Title: Re: Open Bar: Drinks are on the Supreme Court
Post by: Cain on May 11, 2019, 11:37:21 pm
Apparently the wisdom of elder generations is believing that Hillary Clinton kills babies for Satan because some rando on 8chan says he's a secret agent with a top level clearance.
Title: Re: Open Bar: Drinks are on the Supreme Court
Post by: Telarus on May 12, 2019, 03:43:45 am
 :lulz: :lulz: :lulz:
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Post by: IntentionallyLeftBlank on May 12, 2019, 08:11:08 pm
But I've really wanted to do a sort of "post mortem" on BIP 2013. My deep involvement on the latter end of the project was something that had quite an effect on me, and maybe I could share some behind the scenes shit... We'll see I guess.

same, I've been thinking about how it might be useful to do a short-run of small 1-paragraph descriptions of prison cells & bars

my own thinking about the BIP has come so far since the original pamphlet, it's still a huge part of my psychology... and I feel like I should boil it down into something useful.

Same. Though, for what I have in mind for the near future is more like a breakdown of everything that went into making it, the amount of work it took and how it effected my life. I was hit pretty hard psychologically from working on that project, which is sorta the reason I left PD. Just couldn't handle it anymore. But, yeah, my immediate focus is more of an analysis as opposed to new works, though I'm not against the idea.
Title: Re: Open Bar: Drinks are on the Supreme Court
Post by: Faust on May 14, 2019, 09:56:56 am
Spoiler feelings for game of thrones - not really gone on the last episode.

The story beats make sense from an overall perspective (which makes sense as the overall outline was given to the show writers), but how they arrive at those points tends to be in really stupid ways.
A slow decent into madness and what should feel like a tragic moment or a tipping point instead comes across as almost petulant. We never get a feel that she is trapped into her decisions, instead it's more the first bump in the road that is met after season after season of resounding success in every venture triggers the irredeemable nuclear option. Gradually escalating feelings of being trapped and desperation leading to the ol Targarian madness would have made sense for the character. Instead we get the arc accelerated to the point that it is the portrayal of a sore winner jealous of her partner and driven by avarice. With all the talk about gender role models in the media this is a really bad execution, not because of the outcome but because of her reasons for getting there, a Queen Lear would be sympathetic and the strength of her decisions in the past wouldnt be undermined, instead we got Veruca Salt. "Well it's MY party and you are all going to treat me like a queen and if you don't I am going to tear this house down"
Title: Re: Open Bar: Drinks are on the Supreme Court
Post by: LMNO on May 14, 2019, 01:04:37 pm
Agreed.

How much truth is there to the rumor that GRRM told the show runners how this would end way back in Season 1?  Because they could have spent the entire series setting up hints and twists that could have made all three of the Idiot Ball moments (I'm including Jamie and Arya (and if we're throwing in the previous episode, Brienne)) more of an "aha... I wasn't expecting it, but it makes perfect sense" moment.
Title: Re: Open Bar: Drinks are on the Supreme Court
Post by: Cain on May 14, 2019, 07:29:50 pm
He did, they just executed it badly.

The hints were there, but with this mad rush to the finishing line (are HBO running out of money?), characterization is going out of the window.  As I pointed out, I'm not so surprised at this outcome as all the elements for it had been set up and hinted at a long time ago (just look at how Dany is a mirror to Cersei - hilariously inept ruler, indulgent towards her murderous child, fashion sense, incest), but the way in which it happened, and in particular the lack of reaction from other characters is telling.

Both Varys and Tyrion in particular are not stupid, and have served multiple mad rulers in Varys' case.  They would have seen the warning signs early on.  I'm not entirely willing to sell Varys out yet, as we don't know the full content of the letters he was writing in the last episode, but it's not a good look that they thought everything was fine, right up until the point she abruptly descended into insanity.

I was hoping that Varys might hire Bronn to take out everyone with a claim to the throne and institute a people's republic of Westeros, but, alas, that seems rather unlikely now. Varys and Tyrion are no Ammanas and Cotillion, more's the pity. Shaking up the entire political order is not their style.
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Post by: LMNO on May 14, 2019, 08:04:40 pm
Prediction: Arya, seeing the catastrophe of King's Landing First hand, (and you know, riding out on a Pale Horse), amends her kill list, and does in Dany (but not until Tyrion gets whacked by Bronn).  Jon gets the Ceaser treatment (again), Sansa remains in the north, and Gendry ascends the throne.
Title: Re: Open Bar: Drinks are on the Supreme Court
Post by: Cain on May 14, 2019, 08:11:17 pm
I'm thinking murder-suicide by Jon. The Targaryens seriously need to fuck off, as do dragons.

But it's probably a race between him, Arya, Davos Seaworth, whatever assassins Varys dispatched with his final missive (Bronn) and whatever assassins Sansa has dredged up from her days following Littlefinger around. I don't think Tyrion has to worry about Bronn any longer, since he's not getting paid.
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Post by: LMNO on May 14, 2019, 08:35:04 pm
Good point about Bronn.
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Post by: Faust on May 14, 2019, 11:30:51 pm
I can see it playing it out in one of two ways, Dany is confronted by john, dragon fires him which wont harm him, and the remaining people around depose her, possibly killing her, john is named as king but refuses and goes north of the wall to live in exile.
Or John tries to talk Dany down, someone kills him, and she goes off the rails and is also killed.

In either case neither end up with the crown. That doesn't leave a whole lot of options: Yora... unlikely. Sansa, maybe. Bronn, would be funny and probably a good cyclical loop back to pig ignorant Robert, not sure how to be king but good at what he does, would also complete the running joke about him getting a castle: He gets kings landing but it is a fixer upper.

I'm not sure if it was foreshadowing or not but the dragon fire blowing up green from the buildings to me implies Cersie expected Danys worst imulses, and has rigged the whole city to blow and potentially kill the final dragon.
Title: Re: Open Bar: Drinks are on the Supreme Court
Post by: The Johnny on May 15, 2019, 01:06:20 am

The hints were there, but with this mad rush to the finishing line (are HBO running out of money?), characterization is going out of the window.  [...]

I watched up to Season 6 and stopped not for any particular reason except that its too much of a time investment for me but what Ive heard/thought:

*They are running out of source material, apparently the books are still in the events of the city of Meereen, the creation of Reek, the walk of shame of Cersei, etc

*And isnt GOT like HBOs one trick pony? Why would they rush to get rid off it since it is its suscriber cashcow?

https://www.quora.com/How-much-profit-would-each-season-of-Game-of-Thrones-be-making

The only logic i see in the abruptness and twitchiness of the events unfolding is that the script writers have zero talent, and once the source material ran out, which was their guiding rails they just crashed and burned like a train without tracks.

Or perhaps theres a limited license that has an expiration date?

Or maybe the actor's contracts are expiring too and they dont want to renew?

These signs i could scavenge for all point to anything except economic reasons.
Title: Re: Open Bar: Drinks are on the Supreme Court
Post by: Faust on May 15, 2019, 09:26:16 am
I think it's simpler then that. I think they meticulously constructed the character development scenes from the books, highlighting and using the dialog which gave the show it's strength.
They are not good at writing dialogue so they are not as adventurous with it. Without that connective tissue you get an acceleration from plot point to plot point. Take the dumb Euron vs Jamie fight. On both sides we could have seen build up, Euron threatened because he can't replace Jamie in Cersies heart, Jamie trying to move on with his life and be with Brianne but knowing thats not the right life for him. It wouldn't take much, a scene or two on either side to set up a dramatic tension. Without that connective tissue, it just becomes, asshole wanders out of the see and sees his girlfriends ex and decides to fight him for some reason.
Title: Re: Open Bar: Drinks are on the Supreme Court
Post by: LMNO on May 15, 2019, 12:49:07 pm
I think it's even simpler than that.  These guys have been doing the show for ten years, and want to move on and direct the next Star Wars film.  Time to wrap it up.

https://www.cnet.com/news/game-of-thrones-creators-get-next-star-wars-film-and-not-everyones-happy/
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Post by: Juana on May 15, 2019, 04:49:25 pm
Mr Creepy Sociopath Uncle is dead? good. i've been on #TeamQueenYara since she turned up last season and i wanted him to die anyway.

I think it's even simpler than that.  These guys have been doing the show for ten years, and want to move on and direct the next Star Wars film.  Time to wrap it up.

https://www.cnet.com/news/game-of-thrones-creators-get-next-star-wars-film-and-not-everyones-happy/
i may not be all that invested in GoT but that's super fucking tacky, especially since this is the final season. jesus.
Title: Re: Open Bar: Drinks are on the Supreme Court
Post by: Cain on May 15, 2019, 05:48:15 pm

The hints were there, but with this mad rush to the finishing line (are HBO running out of money?), characterization is going out of the window.  [...]

I watched up to Season 6 and stopped not for any particular reason except that its too much of a time investment for me but what Ive heard/thought:

*They are running out of source material, apparently the books are still in the events of the city of Meereen, the creation of Reek, the walk of shame of Cersei, etc

*And isnt GOT like HBOs one trick pony? Why would they rush to get rid off it since it is its suscriber cashcow?

https://www.quora.com/How-much-profit-would-each-season-of-Game-of-Thrones-be-making

The only logic i see in the abruptness and twitchiness of the events unfolding is that the script writers have zero talent, and once the source material ran out, which was their guiding rails they just crashed and burned like a train without tracks.

Or perhaps theres a limited license that has an expiration date?

Or maybe the actor's contracts are expiring too and they dont want to renew?

These signs i could scavenge for all point to anything except economic reasons.

You're correct with the books. You can see the reduction in quality of writing from the point of departure from the books.  It did lead to two notoriously funny scenes (the Hound and the Chicken, and the Hound and Tormund Giantsbane), but little else of note.

And it is HBO's cash cow, but the actors and production team have been at this for the better part of a decade now. And they're famous as a result. Potentially famous enough to make breaking a contract to work somewhere else, somewhere more lucrative *cough*Hollywood*cough* seem more worthwhile.

Also, the CGI scenes are a massive drain on HBO's finances. The Battle of the Bastards cost somwhere around $11 million to film, and the season 8 episodes had a projected cost of $15 million per episode.  And they padded that out with two episodes of not much happening.
Title: Re: Open Bar: Drinks are on the Supreme Court
Post by: Hoopla! on May 15, 2019, 06:46:02 pm
Mr Creepy Sociopath Uncle is dead? good. i've been on #TeamQueenYara since she turned up last season and i wanted him to die anyway.

I think it's even simpler than that.  These guys have been doing the show for ten years, and want to move on and direct the next Star Wars film.  Time to wrap it up.

https://www.cnet.com/news/game-of-thrones-creators-get-next-star-wars-film-and-not-everyones-happy/
i may not be all that invested in GoT but that's super fucking tacky, especially since this is the final season. jesus.

Yara Greyjoy? She’s been in the show for years.
Title: Re: Open Bar: Drinks are on the Supreme Court
Post by: Juana on May 15, 2019, 11:38:28 pm
Mr Creepy Sociopath Uncle is dead? good. i've been on #TeamQueenYara since she turned up last season and i wanted him to die anyway.

I think it's even simpler than that.  These guys have been doing the show for ten years, and want to move on and direct the next Star Wars film.  Time to wrap it up.

https://www.cnet.com/news/game-of-thrones-creators-get-next-star-wars-film-and-not-everyones-happy/
i may not be all that invested in GoT but that's super fucking tacky, especially since this is the final season. jesus.

Yara Greyjoy? She’s been in the show for years.
I started watching last season and assumed she was new, incorrectly so apparently? I think I've watched most of season one and maybe part of season two so 🤷. Go me, lmao.
Title: Re: Open Bar: Drinks are on the Supreme Court
Post by: chaotic neutral observer on May 16, 2019, 01:43:42 am
I felt like getting donuts today.  There's a lovely artisanal place halfway across town, but they close at 1600 on Tuesday, and I get off work at 1530.  I get distracted, and don't get away until 1540.  I take the fastest route I can think of, hit a good number of green lights, get held up briefly by a Lexus driving well under the speed limit  :argh!:, drive casual past a couple of police officers  :|, and make it there with 5 minutes to spare.

The place has a number of elementary-school-aged kids hanging around inside.  For a second, I'm concerned that there aren't any donuts left; this place only makes enough for the day, and when they're out, they're out.  But, there are eight left!  I buy six (two each of the remaining three flavours), leaving behind one of their signature vegan chocolate donuts, and something with grapefruit sugar on it.

As I'm leaving, a couple of the kids approach the counter.  Not to buy the remainder, but to survey the damage.  I overhear some disconnected phrases.  "..divide it..."   "...unless someone else comes..."

I add two and two together.  When the shop closes, they must give the remaining donuts away *free*.  I just swooped in and deprived those poor kids of their bounty at the last second.

I feel like kinda a jerk, but if I had known...I would have done exactly the same thing.

And I can live with myself.  I can live with myself.

Because they're really good donuts.
Title: Re: Open Bar: Drinks are on the Supreme Court
Post by: The Johnny on May 16, 2019, 03:32:09 am
I felt like getting donuts today.  There's a lovely artisanal place halfway across town, but they close at 1600 on Tuesday, and I get off work at 1530.  I get distracted, and don't get away until 1540.  I take the fastest route I can think of, hit a good number of green lights, get held up briefly by a Lexus driving well under the speed limit  :argh!:, drive casual past a couple of police officers  :|, and make it there with 5 minutes to spare.

The place has a number of elementary-school-aged kids hanging around inside.  For a second, I'm concerned that there aren't any donuts left; this place only makes enough for the day, and when they're out, they're out.  But, there are eight left!  I buy six (two each of the remaining three flavours), leaving behind one of their signature vegan chocolate donuts, and something with grapefruit sugar on it.

As I'm leaving, a couple of the kids approach the counter.  Not to buy the remainder, but to survey the damage.  I overhear some disconnected phrases.  "..divide it..."   "...unless someone else comes..."

I add two and two together.  When the shop closes, they must give the remaining donuts away *free*.  I just swooped in and deprived those poor kids of their bounty at the last second.

I feel like kinda a jerk, but if I had known...I would have done exactly the same thing.

And I can live with myself.  I can live with myself.

Because they're really good donuts.

If you werent such an unpatriotic commie, you woulda bought all of them and gorged on them right in front of them like a real american should.

Show those damn Obama loving mooching rascals.  :argh!:
Title: Re: Open Bar: Drinks are on the Supreme Court
Post by: The Johnny on May 16, 2019, 03:35:49 am

So funny enough, the final balance does point GOT ending this way due to economic reasons, but not the ones we discredited, just that everyone involved except HBO wants to move on.

Thx for the insight everyone.
Title: Re: Open Bar: Drinks are on the Supreme Court
Post by: chaotic neutral observer on May 16, 2019, 04:10:08 am
If you werent such an unpatriotic commie, you woulda bought all of them and gorged on them right in front of them like a real american should.

Show those damn Obama loving mooching rascals.  :argh!:
Well, I'm actually Canadian.  Being an unpatriotic commie is pretty common up here.  Canadians aren't particularly patriotic, as a group, although we are united in a smug sense of superiority where Americans are concerned.

(I'm only a commie by American standards.  My personal economic ideal tends more toward "socialism for natural monopolies, capitalism for fungible commodities."  It's probably a good thing I'm not in a position of power).
Title: Re: Open Bar: Drinks are on the Supreme Court
Post by: Hoopla! on May 16, 2019, 01:41:17 pm
If you werent such an unpatriotic commie, you woulda bought all of them and gorged on them right in front of them like a real american should.

Show those damn Obama loving mooching rascals.  :argh!:
Well, I'm actually Canadian.  Being an unpatriotic commie is pretty common up here.  Canadians aren't particularly patriotic, as a group, although we are united in a smug sense of superiority where Americans are concerned.

(I'm only a commie by American standards.  My personal economic ideal tends more toward "socialism for natural monopolies, capitalism for fungible commodities."  It's probably a good thing I'm not in a position of power).

We seem to be getting pretty damned patriotic recently. Despite my best efforts.
Title: Re: Open Bar: Drinks are on the Supreme Court
Post by: Cramulus on May 16, 2019, 02:09:42 pm
just gonna toss out my ideal GoT ending that definitely won't happen

Jon gets eaten by the dragon
Arya kills Dany
Bran becomes the King

Bran would be the perfect king because he knows everything - wouldn't even need advisors.

Failing that, Jon can be king and Bran can advise him.




also

yes, the writing is clumsy and rushed. A lot of these scenes feel real paint-by-numbers.

But I still enjoyed the twist of Dany going apeshit on everything. I'm actually real glad I didn't see it coming. The show had built her up to be such a savior, I really thought the payoff was going to be that she and her lady friends "break the wheel" and lead in the new era of matriarchy. It's nice that the show doesn't just wrap everything up in a nice little package.


also

just want to take a momen to marvel at the fact that there are only like 11 characters left alive. I think the show has had something like 150 characters? all toast.
Title: Re: Open Bar: Drinks are on the Supreme Court
Post by: Hoopla! on May 16, 2019, 03:19:27 pm
My wife asked me on Sunday night who I thought Varys was writing the messages to, and I immediately said “All the major houses in the 7 Kingdoms”, then I realized that almost all the major houses have been decimated... Lannisters, Tyrells, Tarlys, Tullys (well, Cat’s brother might still be alive?), Arryn, Baratheon, Mormont, Frey..... like its sort of just Starks and Yara Greyjoy at this point. That’s a pretty massive power vacuum.
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Post by: LMNO on May 16, 2019, 03:59:48 pm
y'know, that's a good point.  Who was he writing to?  The Citadel?
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Post by: Cain on May 16, 2019, 05:17:46 pm
Bronn, with a promise of gold that Varys has stashed away with one of his "little birds", should he kill Dany.

That's what I'd do, but Varys has kinda dropped the ball lately, between "not noticing your queen is insane" and "being burned alive".
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Post by: LMNO on May 16, 2019, 05:22:10 pm
That latter point will certainly hinder him in the future.
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Post by: Hoopla! on May 16, 2019, 05:49:03 pm
I guess he might have been writing to Illyrio, though the show seems to have forgotten about him.
Title: Re: Open Bar: Drinks are on the Supreme Court
Post by: Cain on May 16, 2019, 07:54:08 pm
I guess he might have been writing to Illyrio, though the show seems to have forgotten about him.

Nowadays everybody wanna talk like they got something to say
But nothing comes out when they move their lips
Just a bunch of gibberish
And motherfuckers act like they forgot about Illyrio
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Post by: Hoopla! on May 16, 2019, 08:06:13 pm
word
Title: Re: Open Bar: Drinks are on the Supreme Court
Post by: Cain on May 16, 2019, 08:13:28 pm
Incidentally, I saw a still with a close-up of the letter.  It says "true heir". 
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Post by: LMNO on May 16, 2019, 08:35:33 pm
That would be Jon, right?
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Post by: Hoopla! on May 16, 2019, 09:06:16 pm
Depends whether its true that Aerys actually did disinherit Rhaegar before he died. But I can’t for the life of me remember if that was ever mentioned in the show, so let’s just say yes.
Title: Re: Open Bar: Drinks are on the Supreme Court
Post by: T̼̞̼ͅr̳̬̤̖̱͚̮̘̜̦̦i̲̩̝͕̣̲̪v̺͇̫̯͉͖͈͖͔̺̰̣͉̟̻̫̭i̦̖Q on May 17, 2019, 04:57:15 am
Probably going to see Dany try to kill Jon with fire and fail. 
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Post by: Mesozoic Mister Nigel on May 17, 2019, 07:03:19 am
Hey spags.

I can't weigh in on Game of Thrones, because I quit watching it, but hey.
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Post by: Emo Howard on May 17, 2019, 07:12:19 am
Hey spags.

I can't weigh in on Game of Thrones, because I quit watching it, but hey.

Well, hey!

Just a quick recap: the Chair of Swords became sentient and ate a dragon egg which caused it to evolve like a pokemon into the Chair of Guns and it shoots laser beams out of it's eyestalks and now everybody wants to sit on Tyrion, especially the Chair of Guns, who is now married to Galadriel.
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Post by: Mesozoic Mister Nigel on May 17, 2019, 07:24:35 am
Hey spags.

I can't weigh in on Game of Thrones, because I quit watching it, but hey.

Well, hey!

Just a quick recap: the Chair of Swords became sentient and ate a dragon egg which caused it to evolve like a pokemon into the Chair of Guns and it shoots laser beams out of it's eyestalks and now everybody wants to sit on Tyrion, especially the Chair of Guns, who is now married to Galadriel.

That sounds like the best ending ever.
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Post by: Fujikoma on May 17, 2019, 10:22:46 am
You actually watch TV? Alright, hand in your badge.
Title: Re: Open Bar: Drinks are on the Supreme Court
Post by: The Johnny on May 17, 2019, 10:30:24 am
Hey spags.

I can't weigh in on Game of Thrones, because I quit watching it, but hey.

 :wave:
Title: Re: Open Bar: Drinks are on the Supreme Court
Post by: nullified on May 17, 2019, 11:50:27 am
Hey spags.

I can't weigh in on Game of Thrones, because I quit watching it, but hey.

Hey! How have things been?
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Post by: Cramulus on May 17, 2019, 01:07:01 pm
 :canuck:
Oh shit, hey stranger!
Title: Re: Open Bar: Drinks are on the Supreme Court
Post by: LMNO on May 17, 2019, 01:26:24 pm
Hey there, not new person!
Title: Re: Open Bar: Drinks are on the Supreme Court
Post by: Hoopla! on May 17, 2019, 01:59:16 pm
Hey spags.

I can't weigh in on Game of Thrones, because I quit watching it, but hey.

Nigel! Great to see you - and I don’t blame you for quitting Game of Thrones, but I am a glutton for punishment.
Title: Re: Open Bar: Drinks are on the Supreme Court
Post by: LMNO on May 17, 2019, 03:33:02 pm
I guess he might have been writing to Illyrio, though the show seems to have forgotten about him.
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Post by: Hoopla! on May 17, 2019, 03:47:56 pm
I spat coffee.
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Post by: Q. G. Pennyworth on May 17, 2019, 05:11:03 pm
Hey Nigel!
Title: Re: Open Bar: Drinks are on the Supreme Court
Post by: Cain on May 17, 2019, 05:18:09 pm
I guess he might have been writing to Illyrio, though the show seems to have forgotten about him.

More proof that people were fools to forget about Dr Illyrio
Title: Re: Open Bar: Drinks are on the Supreme Court
Post by: trippinprincezz13 on May 17, 2019, 05:22:48 pm
Bronn, with a promise of gold that Varys has stashed away with one of his "little birds", should he kill Dany.

That's what I'd do, but Varys has kinda dropped the ball lately, between "not noticing your queen is insane" and "being burned alive".

Yeah, while Dany going apeshit on King's Landing wasn't really super shocking, Varys and Tyrion kind of dropped the ball seeing as they were always portrayed as smart and politically savvy. Even before she found out about Jon, she'd been paranoid about traitors and didn't tolerate any threat to her rule. Then Tyrion finds about about Jon, tells Varys, tells Dany about Varys and then is all (*insert shocked Pikachu meme here) when she decides to burn Varys alive, followed by King's Landing.

And Jon trying to get everyone to stop fighting - little late for that bud. You don't really get to call "time out" in the middle of everyone hacking each other to death.
Title: Re: Open Bar: Drinks are on the Supreme Court
Post by: Hoopla! on May 17, 2019, 05:39:22 pm
Jon Snow used to know nothing. Now he does nothing. Like seriously, what HAS he done this season? He couldn’t even be arsed to tell Sansa and Arya about his parents.
Title: Re: Open Bar: Drinks are on the Supreme Court
Post by: P3nT4gR4m on May 17, 2019, 06:11:23 pm
Well I called the Mountain/Hound double knockout on Friendface so thou shalt bend thy knee in honour of my gloaty countenance 8)
Title: Re: Open Bar: Drinks are on the Supreme Court
Post by: Cramulus on May 17, 2019, 06:13:18 pm
also, when the means of seizing the throne is physically taking it by force, who the fuck cares about the proper line of succession?

like, Varys is all "you're the true king, dude", but if that meant anything, there wouldn't be a war for the throne, right?

"the people prefer you tho hur hur hur" WHO LITERALLY CARES, the series has repeatedly shown that means as much as nine dicks in a dick boat


you know what -- blondie made Gendry "officially robert baratheon's heir", I bet, when it's all said and done, he gets the throne.

well probably not
but I want to call it now, so if it happens, I can gloat about it.
Title: Re: Open Bar: Drinks are on the Supreme Court
Post by: Emo Howard on May 17, 2019, 06:29:41 pm
What does the magic chair do, anyway?

Like... does it fly, or grant wishes, or what?
Title: Re: Open Bar: Drinks are on the Supreme Court
Post by: Hoopla! on May 17, 2019, 07:38:58 pm
It cuts people.
Title: Re: Open Bar: Drinks are on the Supreme Court
Post by: Cain on May 17, 2019, 07:46:38 pm
Like some kind of Lovecraftian horror, it forces people to seek it out, only to go insane once they sit upon it.
Title: Re: Open Bar: Drinks are on the Supreme Court
Post by: The Johnny on May 18, 2019, 12:52:52 am
Like some kind of Lovecraftian horror, it forces people to seek it out, only to go insane once they sit upon it.

Might kill all the peasentry and then yourself, but at least you wont die out of an iron deficiency! Vitamin supplements were a commodity even monarchs didnt have access to.
Title: Re: Open Bar: Drinks are on the Supreme Court
Post by: Doktor Howl on May 18, 2019, 01:11:46 am
Hoo boy.
Title: Re: Open Bar: Drinks are on the Supreme Court
Post by: Mesozoic Mister Nigel on May 18, 2019, 01:56:30 am
Hey spags.

I can't weigh in on Game of Thrones, because I quit watching it, but hey.

Hey! How have things been?

Pretty brilliant until last week, actually. I got a Masters degree in neurobiology and stuff. Now I'm in an epidemiology program learning to be John Snow.
Title: Re: Open Bar: Drinks are on the Supreme Court
Post by: nullified on May 18, 2019, 03:24:07 am
That’s awesome! I’m glad to hear it’s been good for you, and it’s good seeing you around here again.
Title: Re: Open Bar: Drinks are on the Supreme Court
Post by: Doktor Howl on May 18, 2019, 03:58:02 am
Yeah, break out the finest meats and cheeses, that kinda shit.
Title: Re: Open Bar: Drinks are on the Supreme Court
Post by: Doktor Howl on May 18, 2019, 04:27:57 am
Went to the gym for the first time since my back injury last year.

I am sore, but it's good to be somewhat active again.

Title: Re: Open Bar: Drinks are on the Supreme Court
Post by: Mesozoic Mister Nigel on May 18, 2019, 07:48:11 am
That’s awesome! I’m glad to hear it’s been good for you, and it’s good seeing you around here again.

Thanks! I've gotten really interested in epigenetics and the social determinants of health, and particularly on the effects of early-life stress on later-life health. I'm especially into housing insecurity stress, and also, right now, kind of obsessed with how circadian disruption affects health. My MS thesis was on a circadian-derived reproductive process, which really got me hooked on circadian research. We have created an artificial year-round 16/8 photoperiod for ourselves, which is so different from our evolutionary photoperiod that I feel, given  the strong influence of photoperiod on metabolism and reproduction, can't help but have disruptive effects, like imagine it was midsummer in Copenhagen. What is your body going to think it's time to do? It's gonna be all oh, shit, winter is coming! And this effect should be worse the more extreme our human-made photoperiod is. It's especially concerning that most Americans get only 6-7 hours sleep a night, and our indoor lighting has transitioned from mostly medium and long-wave to a lot of short-wave and full spectrum light, because that's the kind of light our brains use to determine how long the days are.
Title: Re: Open Bar: Drinks are on the Supreme Court
Post by: The Wizard Joseph on May 18, 2019, 07:56:54 am
Well hello again Nigel! Welcome back to PD.  :)





Went to the gym for the first time since my back injury last year.

I am sore, but it's good to be somewhat active again.



Glad to hear that you're on the mend. I didn't know you'd hurt your back. I've been taking atrocious amounts of Naproxen getting used to the job I'm doing. I highly recommended for muscle aches of all kinds. It's also an anti-inflammatory. But if you drink on it your insides will melt or something.
Title: Re: Open Bar: Drinks are on the Supreme Court
Post by: nullified on May 18, 2019, 08:02:36 am
wow. That’s a lot of really interesting stuff that is weirdly relevant to me! (I could probably be a damned case study in your epigenetics thing, and maybe unrelatedly???my sleep cycle is so broken that I just last night double-dosed on sedatives and only slept two hours despite desperately aiming for 7+.)

Anywhere you’re putting any of this out, or is it more of a general research (as opposed to scientific or academic) or saving for publication sorta deal right now? I’d love to read more about it all, as I said, it’s almost creepily relevant to my life.
Title: Re: Open Bar: Drinks are on the Supreme Court
Post by: Fujikoma on May 18, 2019, 12:47:57 pm
Hey, Nigel, awesome! If you ever want to talk to someone with severe social deficiencies, assloads of developmental stress as well as a tendency to go nocturnal, pm me.
Title: Re: Open Bar: Drinks are on the Supreme Court
Post by: chaotic neutral observer on May 18, 2019, 02:14:00 pm
Thanks! I've gotten really interested in epigenetics and the social determinants of health, and particularly on the effects of early-life stress on later-life health. I'm especially into housing insecurity stress, and also, right now, kind of obsessed with how circadian disruption affects health. My MS thesis was on a circadian-derived reproductive process, which really got me hooked on circadian research. We have created an artificial year-round 16/8 photoperiod for ourselves, which is so different from our evolutionary photoperiod that I feel, given  the strong influence of photoperiod on metabolism and reproduction, can't help but have disruptive effects, like imagine it was midsummer in Copenhagen. What is your body going to think it's time to do? It's gonna be all oh, shit, winter is coming! And this effect should be worse the more extreme our human-made photoperiod is. It's especially concerning that most Americans get only 6-7 hours sleep a night, and our indoor lighting has transitioned from mostly medium and long-wave to a lot of short-wave and full spectrum light, because that's the kind of light our brains use to determine how long the days are.

I took last week off work to attend gardening horticulture classes at the local university, and one day I partook of a tour of the agriculture greenhouses.

At one point, the tour guide was showing off a greenhouse equipped with shades, and recounted how a researcher was having trouble getting a particular set of plants to flower, until she noted that the plants originated from Ecuador.  So, they used the shades to produce a 50% day/night cycle, and the plants began flowering.  (These greenhouses are above 52° N.  Equal length days and nights aren't something we do here).

It would be interesting if individual (human) reactions to photoperiod was partially dependent on geographic origin.  After all, lighter skin colour appears to be an adaptation to the amount of sunlight.
Title: Re: Open Bar: Drinks are on the Supreme Court
Post by: Mesozoic Mister Nigel on May 18, 2019, 03:15:33 pm
Well hello again Nigel! Welcome back to PD.  :)

Thanks!

wow. That’s a lot of really interesting stuff that is weirdly relevant to me! (I could probably be a damned case study in your epigenetics thing, and maybe unrelatedly???my sleep cycle is so broken that I just last night double-dosed on sedatives and only slept two hours despite desperately aiming for 7+.)

Anywhere you’re putting any of this out, or is it more of a general research (as opposed to scientific or academic) or saving for publication sorta deal right now? I’d love to read more about it all, as I said, it’s almost creepily relevant to my life.

My first incredibly boring paper on circadian-relevant hormonal pathways will be published as a collaboration sometime next year, but since I just transitioned from basic research to epidemiology last Fall, it's gonna be a while before any of my current work is published. In the meantime, this paper may be of interest to you (let me know if you're unable to access it and I'll see if I can find a version that isn't behind a paywall, it's not always clear whether it's paywalled or not on my end): https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/31026301

Hey, Nigel, awesome! If you ever want to talk to someone with severe social deficiencies, assloads of developmental stress as well as a tendency to go nocturnal, pm me.

Sounds like a laugh riot!

Seriously though, one of the reasons I'm so interested in this topic is that these issues you are experiencing are pervasive and increasing in our society. We tend to assume that health is driven by behavior, and it's just that in my behavioral neuroendocrinology training I started to see things the other way around. 

I took last week off work to attend gardening horticulture classes at the local university, and one day I partook of a tour of the agriculture greenhouses.

At one point, the tour guide was showing off a greenhouse equipped with shades, and recounted how a researcher was having trouble getting a particular set of plants to flower, until she noted that the plants originated from Ecuador.  So, they used the shades to produce a 50% day/night cycle, and the plants began flowering.  (These greenhouses are above 52° N.  Equal length days and nights aren't something we do here).

It would be interesting if individual (human) reactions to photoperiod was partially dependent on geographic origin.  After all, lighter skin colour appears to be an adaptation to the amount of sunlight.

That is a very interesting question, and I wouldn't be surprised if that is true. After all, circadian clock programming is determined partially through DNA methylation, and differential DNA methylation may occur during pregnancy, priming the fetus' wake-sleep rhythms to match the mother's. Interestingly, the time of day you are born matters; night babies are at higher risk for bipolar disorder and schizophrenia than day babies, and there is evidence of circadian disruption in both those diseases.

One thing to keep in mind is that there is nowhere on earth a 16/8 photoperiod occurs naturally year-round.
Title: Re: Open Bar: Drinks are on the Supreme Court
Post by: LMNO on May 18, 2019, 04:52:43 pm
“Nine dicks in a dickboat”?




Title: Re: Open Bar: Drinks are on the Supreme Court
Post by: Doktor Howl on May 18, 2019, 06:27:12 pm
All we need now is Hugh or Eldora back and it will be a proper PD party.   :kingmeh:
Title: Re: Open Bar: Drinks are on the Supreme Court
Post by: Fujikoma on May 19, 2019, 04:10:17 pm
I'm honestly glad all this horrible shit happened to me so I can have a fresh pair of eyes. Doktor Howl, did you try out Armageddon?
Title: Re: Open Bar: Drinks are on the Supreme Court
Post by: Doktor Howl on May 20, 2019, 06:40:37 am
I'm honestly glad all this horrible shit happened to me so I can have a fresh pair of eyes. Doktor Howl, did you try out Armageddon?

Not yet.  I landed a consulting gig and the spare time I have has been used dragging teabilly Christian sharia law freaks around by the ankles.

It's stressful as hell, I hate independent work, so in case it does me in, I have decided to have my will tattooed on my torso. Given how long probate takes, and the need for a physical copy of the will, this means my relatives will have to freeze my body for the duration, and wheel my frozen carcass into a conference room or courthouse 3 times every two months or so. At some point during each proceeding, my naked hairy frozen arse will have to be flung on the table and stared at.

Call it Dok's Last Fuck You.
Title: Re: Open Bar: Drinks are on the Supreme Court
Post by: Fujikoma on May 20, 2019, 01:42:40 pm
LOL. Well hopefully you get time someday... congrats on the job, though it sounds like it sucks.
Title: Re: Open Bar: Drinks are on the Supreme Court
Post by: Faust on May 20, 2019, 09:40:54 pm
My Game of thrones take... Played it safe. Not disappointed but not satisfied either. A lot of lavish iconography but minimal plot development. The resolution through melodrama for the first plotline I felt rang hollow. The resolution for the kingdom, was less so, but still felt off.
Poochie flew away to his home planet where I assume at some point he will get voiced by Sean Connery.
Since the books ran out they have avoided using a lot of dialog, and everyone but Tyrion came off clunky and big leaps occur based on small lines.
I think of Twin peaks from a couple of years ago, which I loved, but has a deliberately dissatisfying ending, a literal "you can never go home". But everything else about that was trying something artistically interesting, this is just trying to ring the right notes successfully and it did that in a very wobbly fashion.

The horse drawing  sums it up well. Seasons 1-3 were detailed rich stories driven by excellent dialog and unexpected story telling. This, was a crude approximation of that.
Title: Re: Open Bar: Drinks are on the Supreme Court
Post by: Cain on May 21, 2019, 01:08:36 am
As I've said multiple times, after watching a Queen commanding magic beasties lay waste to armies and cities, they decided to find the next best person with incredibly exploitable and unnatural powers and make him King?

Good job everyone.  Twenty years from now, people talking shit about him are going to get pecked to death in the streets...possibly before they can even actually say anything.  Though not taking any of Grey Worm's shit was a good start.

I felt Tyrion's comments were a nice nod to the argument between Varys and Littlefinger about the nature of the realm.
Title: Re: Open Bar: Drinks are on the Supreme Court
Post by: The Johnny on May 21, 2019, 01:26:29 am
As I've said multiple times, after watching a Queen commanding magic beasties lay waste to armies and cities, they decided to find the next best person with incredibly exploitable and unnatural powers and make him King?

Good job everyone.  Twenty years from now, people talking shit about him are going to get pecked to death in the streets...possibly before they can even actually say anything.  Though not taking any of Grey Worm's shit was a good start.

I felt Tyrion's comments were a nice nod to the argument between Varys and Littlefinger about the nature of the realm.

Hey guys, monarchy doesnt seem to work, and democracy is such a retarded idea, PSHH, obviously the best solution seems to give absolute rule to AN ALL SEEING MAGICAL BIG BROTHER.

WHAT COULD GO WRONG?

Title: Re: Open Bar: Drinks are on the Supreme Court
Post by: Cain on May 21, 2019, 01:30:43 am
Who, if he abuses his warg powers, may be functionally immortal, lets not forget (this wasn't shown in the series, but the warg skinchanger Jon Snow kills actually escapes by placing his spirit in an eagle - which is promptly jacked by another warg and incinerated by Melisandre).
Title: Re: Open Bar: Drinks are on the Supreme Court
Post by: Doktor Howl on May 21, 2019, 02:31:49 am
I do like the fact that the bad guys get killed just as fast as the good guys.
Title: Re: Open Bar: Drinks are on the Supreme Court
Post by: Faust on May 21, 2019, 08:05:17 am
As I've said multiple times, after watching a Queen commanding magic beasties lay waste to armies and cities, they decided to find the next best person with incredibly exploitable and unnatural powers and make him King?

Good job everyone.  Twenty years from now, people talking shit about him are going to get pecked to death in the streets...possibly before they can even actually say anything.  Though not taking any of Grey Worm's shit was a good start.

I felt Tyrion's comments were a nice nod to the argument between Varys and Littlefinger about the nature of the realm.
His murderous impulses are clearly tempered by the power of autism. Until he Wargs Drogon (the only thing he had any interest in in his kingdoms council meeting) and declares himself God Emperor.
Title: Re: Open Bar: Drinks are on the Supreme Court
Post by: Cain on May 21, 2019, 09:57:00 am
 :lulz:
Title: Re: Open Bar: Drinks are on the Supreme Court
Post by: Juana on May 22, 2019, 05:46:19 pm
i got my third letter of rec yesterday and now i can start applying to more teaching jobs. the new one mentions things that i was really hoping to see (kind but firm classroom management and always in control of the room, they complain i make them work and don't let them play with their phones, p good at working with students to improve their writing). i feel like all three letters i have speak pretty damn well of me as a potential teacher but bc i'll have an intern credential, i'm still bottom of the pile. hoping the letters bump me up bc i can clearly teach and i know how to run a classroom reasonably well, even though long term and short term classroom management are very different creatures.
Title: Re: Open Bar: Drinks are on the Supreme Court
Post by: Al Qədic on May 24, 2019, 04:53:41 am
Obligatory "whee 5/23 fnord fnord newm'rologee".  :lulz:

Scholarly bureaucracy has put me in a slump, for better and worse: on one hand, I have to crank out writings and reading about a topic that, even though it would normally be interesting to dive into, is being presented painfully dumb and pessimistically (seriously, how can digital privacy feel so trite and repetitive?). On the other hand, my mother is excited about her loving daughter, and my procrastination-for-the-sake-of-sanity has allowed me to really enjoy an update to one of my favorite mobile games, and a charity livestream that happened a few weeks back.

I also learned that one of my high school teachers (barely interacted with him on a teacher to student level, but interned in his classroom for a bit in junior year, and he seemed like a nice guy) got arrested for...well, this is a high school we're talking about, you can guess. :horrormirth:

Life is fucked and so am I. Just a few more weeks to go in the quarter, though.
Title: Re: Open Bar: Drinks are on the Supreme Court
Post by: Juana on May 24, 2019, 04:57:35 pm
I also learned that one of my high school teachers (barely interacted with him on a teacher to student level, but interned in his classroom for a bit in junior year, and he seemed like a nice guy) got arrested for...well, this is a high school we're talking about, you can guess. :horrormirth:
yeah, my freshman health teacher, who i liked, got arrested for banging students - in his classroom no less. i wanna fight adults who do that to kids.
Title: Re: Open Bar: Drinks are on the Supreme Court
Post by: Al Qədic on May 26, 2019, 05:42:37 am
Happy Towel Day 2019, all. To add to the long list of useful things a towel can be used for, I recommend wearing towels of all fabrics and colors, especially on and around the cranial region. Now, anyone can make use of this trick, but in the right place and with the right skin color, you can really excite the local wildlife of the planet and continent of your choosing.

Particularly daring hitchhikers have reported that older, paler members of the neo-Magrathean species will froth at the mouth, huddle together into what the locals call "news rooms", and berate the wearer (in an odd, half-baked sort of grunting language), saying that their choice of towel accessorization is an affront to one of their many gods, which are of course just mass-hallucinations which lay dominion over their psyches. Threats of violence are commonly heard but rarely carried through, though there is much talk of foreign policy and its related struggles, so interstellar diplomats, beware! Thank goodness for Babel fish, though, eh? Without them, it would be hard to tell what passes as language with these older specimens.

In any case, do continue to sass any hoopy froods you may bump into, and enjoy some videos for your viewing pleasure.

https://youtu.be/64C0cGeb2_Y
https://youtu.be/htxUPNtdfPM
Title: Re: Open Bar: Drinks are on the Supreme Court
Post by: Chelagoras The Boulder on May 27, 2019, 11:31:02 pm
I also learned that one of my high school teachers (barely interacted with him on a teacher to student level, but interned in his classroom for a bit in junior year, and he seemed like a nice guy) got arrested for...well, this is a high school we're talking about, you can guess. :horrormirth:
yeah, my freshman health teacher, who i liked, got arrested for banging students - in his classroom no less. i wanna fight adults who do that to kids.
at my school it was the guy who taught cooking classes. I remember one of the girls in our class even had her suspicions before he was fired, cuz apparently he'd been ogling her pretty noticeably.
Title: Re: Open Bar: Drinks are on the Supreme Court
Post by: Fujikoma on May 28, 2019, 01:28:10 am
Good fucking christ, howl, whoever that is had it coming but every time I see someone crying it hurts me...
Title: Re: Open Bar: Drinks are on the Supreme Court
Post by: Doktor Howl on May 28, 2019, 05:30:47 am
Good fucking christ, howl, whoever that is had it coming but every time I see someone crying it hurts me...

When Theresa May cries an angel gets its wings.
Title: Re: Open Bar: Drinks are on the Supreme Court
Post by: Cain on May 28, 2019, 05:37:13 pm
Good fucking christ, howl, whoever that is had it coming but every time I see someone crying it hurts me...

Her policies while Home Office Minister saw British citizens being deported to places like Jamaica because of ridiculous burdens of proof placed on people to show that they lived here.

It also saw 90,000 students banned from entering the country and branded cheaters without due process.

It saw vans driving around ethnic minority areas of London telling immigrants to "go home", echoing some very vile 1970s racist propaganda.

And all that was before she became PM.

Don't feel sorry for her.
Title: Re: Open Bar: Drinks are on the Supreme Court
Post by: Juana on May 28, 2019, 06:41:39 pm
Good fucking christ, howl, whoever that is had it coming but every time I see someone crying it hurts me...

Her policies while Home Office Minister saw British citizens being deported to places like Jamaica because of ridiculous burdens of proof placed on people to show that they lived here.

It also saw 90,000 students banned from entering the country and branded cheaters without due process.

It saw vans driving around ethnic minority areas of London telling immigrants to "go home", echoing some very vile 1970s racist propaganda.

And all that was before she became PM.

Don't feel sorry for her.
Yeah, ^^^ this. I get it - other people's pain upsets me but also? Sometimes they fucking deserve it. She is reaping what she has sown.
Title: Re: Open Bar: Drinks are on the Supreme Court
Post by: Da6s on May 30, 2019, 08:08:55 pm
Been my longest hiatus since I first stumbled across these boards over 10 years ago.

I think my last update was I fell off a mountain and didn't die? Specifically this (https://www.denverpost.com/2017/05/28/climber-falls-boulder-canyon/)

Two years later, well, finished the degree finally. Got engaged. Currently interviewing for new job. Still in Denver.

Until next time.
Title: Re: Open Bar: Drinks are on the Supreme Court
Post by: Cramulus on May 30, 2019, 08:43:58 pm
(https://pics.me.me/do-ya-like-dags-28536909.png)

Yes, yes I do

welcome back dude, glad you're still kickin after that horrible mountain experience
Title: Re: Open Bar: Drinks are on the Supreme Court
Post by: Eater of Clowns on May 30, 2019, 10:20:43 pm
Yeah I like Dags. I like caravans not falling off of mountains more though
Title: Re: Open Bar: Drinks are on the Supreme Court
Post by: Al Qədic on May 30, 2019, 11:33:12 pm
In this week's edition of "Goddamnit, people" news:



https://youtu.be/TRHcHJceFe0
Title: Re: Open Bar: Drinks are on the Supreme Court
Post by: Cain on May 31, 2019, 05:29:29 pm
"It's MY waifuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuu!"
Title: Re: Open Bar: Drinks are on the Supreme Court
Post by: Cramulus on June 04, 2019, 04:14:10 pm
I just bought my fourth copy of the Rubiyyat of Omar Khayyam. I'm starting to feel like Mel Gibson in Conspiracy Theory, collecting all those copies of Catcher in the Rye. It's such a beautiful poem though!

Right now I'm reading this book about Sufism by Idries Shah, and he syas that Omar Khayyam hid an esoteric message in the poem. Some aspects of this Sufic reading it were lost in the Fitzgerald "translation", but some remain. I just learned that Idries Shah created his own translation of the original Rubiyyat, which preserves the Sufic meaning. So I had to have it.

Soon (ie when I finish reading about him), I'm going to make a thread about the original Omar Khayyam. It's interesting -- it's very likely that teenage Kerry Thornely was not aware of the mystical depth of this name he chose, I suspect he just loved that so many of the poems are about getting drunk. But who knows. There's a lot of interesting stuff here which may tell us something about Discordia too.

Title: Re: Open Bar: Drinks are on the Supreme Court
Post by: LMNO on June 04, 2019, 04:23:05 pm
I sometimes feel that Discordians at their best are really just shitty Sufis.
Title: Re: Open Bar: Drinks are on the Supreme Court
Post by: Hoopla! on June 04, 2019, 04:29:39 pm
FB Discordians have me preferring the term “shitty sufi”.
Title: Re: Open Bar: Drinks are on the Supreme Court
Post by: LMNO on June 04, 2019, 04:32:56 pm
FB Discordians have me preferring the term “shitty sufi”.

Tru dat.
Title: Re: Open Bar: Drinks are on the Supreme Court
Post by: Chelagoras The Boulder on June 04, 2019, 06:50:16 pm
I had some shitty Sufi once. Gave me the runs. That's the last time I get mine from a gas station.
Title: Re: Open Bar: Drinks are on the Supreme Court
Post by: Doktor Howl on June 04, 2019, 08:05:56 pm
I had some shitty Sufi once. Gave me the runs. That's the last time I get mine from a gas station.

Your guts are weak, and will not survive the winter.
Title: Re: Open Bar: Drinks are on the Supreme Court
Post by: Chelagoras The Boulder on June 05, 2019, 04:51:50 am
hell with climate change starting to show up, we might not survive the summer
Title: Re: Open Bar: Drinks are on the Supreme Court
Post by: P3nT4gR4m on June 05, 2019, 04:46:22 pm
Omar Khayyam is name of worst curry house in Stirlingshire (possibly the entire christendom) So fuck that prick. Omar Khayyam may have wisdom and enlightenment all dripping out the wazzoo but his onion bhajis suck weasel dick!  :argh!:
Title: Re: Open Bar: Drinks are on the Supreme Court
Post by: Cain on June 05, 2019, 06:21:26 pm
If he was that enlightened he would make something edible, I agree
Title: Re: Open Bar: Drinks are on the Supreme Court
Post by: Chelagoras The Boulder on June 07, 2019, 04:00:38 am
so its been a while since i mentioned what i'm up to on this place so here goes: was working with autistic?mentally handicapped adults, decided 15 bux an hour was way too little pay to get slapped around for no reason with little behavioral training, quit that to try my hand at doing Lyft full time while swearing to work on my podcast which i defied all expectation by ACTUALLY DOING, realized I had chosen to pursue full-time rideshare driving at the exact point in history where that's no longer a viable income source, and went crawling back to the mental health field to work with autistic children for 17 bux an hour. So a net gain, overall.
Title: Re: Open Bar: Drinks are on the Supreme Court
Post by: Doktor Howl on June 07, 2019, 05:57:11 am
so its been a while since i mentioned what i'm up to on this place so here goes: was working with autistic?mentally handicapped adults, decided 15 bux an hour was way too little pay to get slapped around for no reason with little behavioral training, quit that to try my hand at doing Lyft full time while swearing to work on my podcast which i defied all expectation by ACTUALLY DOING, realized I had chosen to pursue full-time rideshare driving at the exact point in history where that's no longer a viable income source, and went crawling back to the mental health field to work with autistic children for 17 bux an hour. So a net gain, overall.

It's weird how people get really good at something, but it's not always what they like.  A properly ordered universe would have peoples' aptitudes match their preferences.
Title: Re: Open Bar: Drinks are on the Supreme Court
Post by: Cramulus on June 07, 2019, 12:53:22 pm
link to podcast?
Title: Re: Open Bar: Drinks are on the Supreme Court
Post by: Chelagoras The Boulder on June 07, 2019, 04:10:09 pm
I know right? Like on paper I should be some kind of theater kid, but it just never happened.

Link to podcast: https://anchor.fm/dorksanddiscourse
Title: Re: Open Bar: Drinks are on the Supreme Court
Post by: Emo Howard on June 08, 2019, 09:28:01 am
Is it weird that I need to catch a buzz to watch Handmaid's tale?

Without at least 3 beers in me, it just stresses me out and I start shopping for guns, again.

Seems unhealthy on maybe a couple of levels.
Title: Re: Open Bar: Drinks are on the Supreme Court
Post by: Al Qədic on June 09, 2019, 07:14:51 am
Is it weird that I need to catch a buzz to watch Handmaid's tale?

Without at least 3 beers in me, it just stresses me out and I start shopping for guns, again.

Seems unhealthy on maybe a couple of levels.
As someone who recently started watching that show, I can't blame you. The political commentary embedded into the plot is both disgusting and fascinating as hell.
Title: Re: Open Bar: Drinks are on the Supreme Court
Post by: Nephew Twiddleton on June 09, 2019, 08:21:26 am
Pretty sure my coworkers at shit second job were exchanging some kind of white drug that comes in little plastic bags. Normally I wouldn't give a shit, but the boss is also my friend and roommate, so it puts me in a rather difficult position. The way I see it is I have two options: ignore it and if they do it again, go, "you know that I live with the boss, right? I don't care of you like drugs, but don't be obvious about having them on you here" or I can be like, "check the security cameras from last night, look for blatant stupidity."

On the bright side, I only need to work there for 16 more days total in order to have enough money until September 20, when regular paychecks for TAing resume. Also, I don't have a wedding to pay for anymore, so, regular monthly sacrifice no longer occurs.
Title: Re: Open Bar: Drinks are on the Supreme Court
Post by: Emo Howard on June 11, 2019, 07:13:15 am
Is it weird that I need to catch a buzz to watch Handmaid's tale?

Without at least 3 beers in me, it just stresses me out and I start shopping for guns, again.

Seems unhealthy on maybe a couple of levels.
As someone who recently started watching that show, I can't blame you. The political commentary embedded into the plot is both disgusting and fascinating as hell.

Thing is, I'm starting a diet, which is going to mean cutting out the 3 or 4 beers after work 5-6 nights a week. I've spent about a third of my gun budget for the year, and the year is about a third over, so I'm good there. But now that I'm giving up my crutch, things are bound to escalate.

Fortunately, I'll have more money since I'm not spending it on booze anymore. So I guess it works out.
Title: Re: Open Bar: Drinks are on the Supreme Court
Post by: Al Qədic on June 12, 2019, 07:43:19 am
I forgot to bookmark it, I can't think of the right keywords to save my life, and I can't remember what threads have a link to it; anyone remember the thread where a challenge to let Eris fuck someone's shit for 30 days resulted in Cram (probably Cram, might've been LMNO) writing a parable about death by madness mantra? That was a good'un, I wanna save that for later.
Title: Re: Open Bar: Drinks are on the Supreme Court
Post by: Nephew Twiddleton on June 12, 2019, 11:55:46 am
That was LMNO, I think it's in Literate Chaotic.

I'm pretty sure the thread is called thirty days of Eris
Title: Re: Open Bar: Drinks are on the Supreme Court
Post by: nullified on June 12, 2019, 11:59:04 am
The thread title is “An error has occurred!”. It was LMNO and the fun begins here: https://www.principiadiscordia.com/forum/index.php/topic,24245.msg837915.html#msg837915
Title: Re: Open Bar: Drinks are on the Supreme Court
Post by: kiss my axe on June 14, 2019, 12:12:27 am
What's this, people are posting? YES.
But what's this, it's jobs and insurance and the DMV?  :?
Cram's fake doctor is cool, though.  :lulz:

By god, I saw your avatar and had flashbacks to the drug threads. It was like seeing the moment of my death from outside of my body.

DRUGZ AND RHWN AND YR CHIDREN AND...never mind.
Title: Re: Open Bar: Drinks are on the Supreme Court
Post by: Hoopla! on June 14, 2019, 05:08:08 am
GO RAPTORS!!!!

woot woooooot

 :noodledance:
Title: Re: Open Bar: Drinks are on the Supreme Court
Post by: Doktor Howl on June 14, 2019, 06:00:06 am
So tomorow or Monday, I find out if I have in fact found the worst job yet.

Which would be better than what I have now.
Title: Re: Open Bar: Drinks are on the Supreme Court
Post by: Juana on June 14, 2019, 08:21:44 am
So tomorow or Monday, I find out if I have in fact found the worst job yet.

Which would be better than what I have now.
I wish you luck, if that's appropriate.
Title: Re: Open Bar: Drinks are on the Supreme Court
Post by: Doktor Howl on June 14, 2019, 10:03:32 pm
So tomorow or Monday, I find out if I have in fact found the worst job yet.

Which would be better than what I have now.
I wish you luck, if that's appropriate.

Thank you.  I found out today that I do in fact have the worst job in the world now.   :)
Title: Re: Open Bar: Drinks are on the Supreme Court
Post by: Doktor Howl on June 15, 2019, 07:18:51 am
So this afternoon I was talking to a guy I knew back in Chicago.  He was my friend's nephew, really smart kid.

Now he's got his masters in mathematics from the University of Chicago, and I was left in the dust.  I mean, it's not that I forgot all that much of math (I have), but that I never even heard of half the shit he's talking about.

I never thought of differential equations as "the end of the beginning," but I do now.
Title: Re: Open Bar: Drinks are on the Supreme Court
Post by: Cain on June 15, 2019, 09:15:48 am
We had a couple of "pure mathematics" types when I was doing the logic courses in Philosophy.

I don't think anyone understands them.
Title: Re: Open Bar: Drinks are on the Supreme Court
Post by: Nephew Twiddleton on June 15, 2019, 07:34:39 pm
So tomorow or Monday, I find out if I have in fact found the worst job yet.

Which would be better than what I have now.
I wish you luck, if that's appropriate.

Thank you.  I found out today that I do in fact have the worst job in the world now.   :)

Oof. Sorry to hear
Title: Re: Open Bar: Drinks are on the Supreme Court
Post by: Doktor Howl on June 16, 2019, 03:02:39 am
So tomorow or Monday, I find out if I have in fact found the worst job yet.

Which would be better than what I have now.
I wish you luck, if that's appropriate.

Thank you.  I found out today that I do in fact have the worst job in the world now.   :)

Oof. Sorry to hear

I am remarkably okay with that.  It beats hustling for PLC programming gigs.
Title: Re: Open Bar: Drinks are on the Supreme Court
Post by: Al Qədic on June 18, 2019, 03:08:46 am
Woke up at 8:30 from a nap, now it's 10, and I'm in Tennessee and jet lagged as hell. Hooray for summer.
Title: Re: Open Bar: Drinks are on the Supreme Court
Post by: nullified on June 22, 2019, 02:25:15 am
With a lot of help, a lot of frustration, and a lot of digging for the perfect solutions to a problem that might as well be hand tailored to prevent me from making headway...

I can now kind of read Lua, and am on my way to maybe writing some. It’s intimidating and scary since I couldn’t even literally see large blocks of code for most of my life, sort of like dyslexia but weirdly specific.

But I’m here now, and while Lua is basically fucking worthless, it’s what I can do, and the roadblocks I hit with other languages I’ve found myself sort of able to read (ability to do things I can motivate myself with, decent resources, literally anyone willing to explain things to me without trying to be a smug bastard about it) do not exist here.

Lua is built for video game stupidity, has resources designed to make you feel like a genius, and lots of regular people who don’t consider themselves technically inclined who can write it. I have no fucking excuses.

So...

It might happen! I might write a big code for the first time in my godforsaken life! It’s a big day!
Title: Re: Open Bar: Drinks are on the Supreme Court
Post by: chaotic neutral observer on June 24, 2019, 11:52:52 pm
My digital LED clock stopped working.  (It was a novelty clock, that supported binary and hexadecimal display, but I never used those functions; I just wanted a decent clock that showed the date and time in seconds, and this is what I got.)  At first, I thought there had been a power outage, and it had just reset itself, but not only could I not set the time anymore, but the display began to flicker.

I opened it up with considerable difficulty; instead of being held together with screws, there were six of those plastic springy-wedge locking thingies, which are impossible to defeat without a flat-blade screwdriver, which inevitably scratches the case.

The guts of the device were worse.  Ignoring the oxidized flux residue, the hand soldering was so horrible it belonged in a text book of How Not to Do it.  Burn marks, excessive solder, insufficient solder, soldering on the wrong side...  I already had more skill than that after two hours practice under the disapproving glare of one of our manufacturing staff.  I can only assume that it was assembled by a baboon.

The worst of it?  There was a small circuit board that had been bodged onto the main PCB.  Not screwed on; it was just sort of flopping, held on by a couple of wire leads, and maybe a thin strip of glue.  There was nothing preventing the metal case of the crystal(?) on that board from making contact with two pins on the main PCB.  Definitely not IPC-compliant.

I found a part number on that small board, and discovered that it was actually the guts of one of those cheap AA-battery powered mechanical wall clocks.  Whoever designed this disaster apparently couldn't figure out the "clock" part of making a clock, so they just sort of tacked one inside the box.  This may have explained why it gained about a minute a month.

I tried powering it up with the case off, but it didn't even flicker.  Probed the power connector, but there was hardly any voltage; there was a dead short somewhere.

But, at this point, I didn't care enough to try debugging further.  I ordered a raspberry pi and a TFT display from digikey.  I'm going to make my own clock.  You want something done right, you gotta do it yourself.
Title: Re: Open Bar: Drinks are on the Supreme Court
Post by: Doktor Howl on June 25, 2019, 12:48:15 am
My digital LED clock stopped working.  (It was a novelty clock, that supported binary and hexadecimal display, but I never used those functions; I just wanted a decent clock that showed the date and time in seconds, and this is what I got.)  At first, I thought there had been a power outage, and it had just reset itself, but not only could I not set the time anymore, but the display began to flicker.

I opened it up with considerable difficulty; instead of being held together with screws, there were six of those plastic springy-wedge locking thingies, which are impossible to defeat without a flat-blade screwdriver, which inevitably scratches the case.

The guts of the device were worse.  Ignoring the oxidized flux residue, the hand soldering was so horrible it belonged in a text book of How Not to Do it.  Burn marks, excessive solder, insufficient solder, soldering on the wrong side...  I already had more skill than that after two hours practice under the disapproving glare of one of our manufacturing staff.  I can only assume that it was assembled by a baboon.

The worst of it?  There was a small circuit board that had been bodged onto the main PCB.  Not screwed on; it was just sort of flopping, held on by a couple of wire leads, and maybe a thin strip of glue.  There was nothing preventing the metal case of the crystal(?) on that board from making contact with two pins on the main PCB.  Definitely not IPC-compliant.

I found a part number on that small board, and discovered that it was actually the guts of one of those cheap AA-battery powered mechanical wall clocks.  Whoever designed this disaster apparently couldn't figure out the "clock" part of making a clock, so they just sort of tacked one inside the box.  This may have explained why it gained about a minute a month.

I tried powering it up with the case off, but it didn't even flicker.  Probed the power connector, but there was hardly any voltage; there was a dead short somewhere.

But, at this point, I didn't care enough to try debugging further.  I ordered a raspberry pi and a TFT display from digikey.  I'm going to make my own clock.  You want something done right, you gotta do it yourself.

REAL dilettantes make their own wind up clocks.

:snob:
Title: Re: Open Bar: Drinks are on the Supreme Court
Post by: chaotic neutral observer on June 25, 2019, 02:08:39 am
REAL dilettantes make their own wind up clocks.

:snob:
Now that you mention it, a steam-driven self-winding mechanical clock, that used nuclear power to produce the steam (Polonium-210, let's say) would be pretty nifty.

(Edit - hit the modify button instead of the respond button. - Dok)

Title: Re: Open Bar: Drinks are on the Supreme Court
Post by: Cain on June 25, 2019, 02:10:35 am
Then you can bring it to school, and have deranged people make conspiracy theories about you for forever
Title: Re: Open Bar: Drinks are on the Supreme Court
Post by: Doktor Howl on June 25, 2019, 02:11:14 am
REAL dilettantes make their own wind up clocks.

:snob:
Now that you mention it, a steam-driven self-winding mechanical clock, that used nuclear power to produce the steam (Polonium-210, let's say) would be pretty nifty.

(Edit - hit the modify button instead of the respond button. - Dok)

They called me mad.
Title: Re: Open Bar: Drinks are on the Supreme Court
Post by: Doktor Howl on June 25, 2019, 02:11:29 am
Then you can bring it to school, and have deranged people make conspiracy theories about you for forever

Oh, shit.  That thing.   :lulz:
Title: Re: Open Bar: Drinks are on the Supreme Court
Post by: kiss my axe on June 27, 2019, 02:49:11 am
Then you can bring it to school, and have deranged people make conspiracy theories about you for forever

Oh, shit.  That thing.   :lulz:

Tell them you're a Mason. And Jewish. They'll shit themselves to death.
Title: Re: Open Bar: Drinks are on the Supreme Court
Post by: TastyCle on July 01, 2019, 01:01:26 pm
So, where is everyone? Legends tell that once the place was thriving and filled with actual people. For some reason i keep refreshing the page like this was some social  media. Does anything happen like, ever?
Title: Re: Open Bar: Drinks are on the Supreme Court
Post by: The Johnny on July 01, 2019, 11:26:58 pm
So, where is everyone? Legends tell that once the place was thriving and filled with actual people. For some reason i keep refreshing the page like this was some social  media. Does anything happen like, ever?

Yes, but we only talk in the Secret Forum now.
Title: Re: Open Bar: Drinks are on the Supreme Court
Post by: Faust on July 01, 2019, 11:30:44 pm
So, where is everyone? Legends tell that once the place was thriving and filled with actual people. For some reason i keep refreshing the page like this was some social  media. Does anything happen like, ever?
We're still here, but it's a different place.

I haven't done an open bar thing in a while; Work is... work (I no longer make things, I write up plans how to make things) and I feel like someone tricked me into doing something less fun then I was. It's also a massive time sink so the few hobbies I have get neglected (cough fix the css in the mobile theme)
I have been sporadically doing a Call of Cthulu game with experimental scenarios and I am looking forward to trying out Fiasco since Flirtini recommended it and I picked up a copy.
After a shameful year and a half of no reading I have started back with some Mary Renault stuff (The King must die and the Persian Boy) oh and Johnathan Hickmans The Black Monday Murders, that's really good.

So, how are things? (you, yes you reading this)
Title: Re: Open Bar: Drinks are on the Supreme Court
Post by: Chelagoras The Boulder on July 01, 2019, 11:49:14 pm
short answer: no. Long answer: nooooooooooooooooooooope.
Title: Re: Open Bar: Drinks are on the Supreme Court
Post by: Cain on July 02, 2019, 12:32:03 am
short answer: no. Long answer: nooooooooooooooooooooope.

(https://media.giphy.com/media/b4pPnoO1QDd1C/giphy.gif)
Title: Re: Open Bar: Drinks are on the Supreme Court
Post by: Doktor Howl on July 02, 2019, 12:55:54 am
So, where is everyone? Legends tell that once the place was thriving and filled with actual people. For some reason i keep refreshing the page like this was some social  media. Does anything happen like, ever?

Dude, Facebook killed just about every forum on the internet.  This place puked out in 2015.
Title: Re: Open Bar: Drinks are on the Supreme Court
Post by: Cain on July 02, 2019, 02:02:52 am
Which was actually a pretty good showing, IMO. Apart from the very largest forums, most of them croaked out well before.
Title: Re: Open Bar: Drinks are on the Supreme Court
Post by: Doktor Howl on July 02, 2019, 04:00:32 am
Which was actually a pretty good showing, IMO. Apart from the very largest forums, most of them croaked out well before.

debatepolitics is still there, and maybe 2-3 more that I know of.

I define "still there" as "people posting about as fast I as I can keep up."
Title: Re: Open Bar: Drinks are on the Supreme Court
Post by: T̼̞̼ͅr̳̬̤̖̱͚̮̘̜̦̦i̲̩̝͕̣̲̪v̺͇̫̯͉͖͈͖͔̺̰̣͉̟̻̫̭i̦̖Q on July 02, 2019, 05:10:52 am
My favorite forum peoples went to facebook and then migrated to discord. 
Title: Re: Open Bar: Drinks are on the Supreme Court
Post by: Norman on July 02, 2019, 05:19:41 am
So, where is everyone? Legends tell that once the place was thriving and filled with actual people. For some reason i keep refreshing the page like this was some social  media. Does anything happen like, ever?

Purity tests are a real bitch
Title: Re: Open Bar: Drinks are on the Supreme Court
Post by: Al Qədic on July 02, 2019, 06:53:34 am
So, how are things? (you, yes you reading this)
I can't complain, but I want to.

I'm writing a parable, amassing hundreds of pictures for a collage, one of my favorite mobile games just got its last major update sans some bug fixes and tweaks down the road, I have a psych eval scheduled Wednesday for the sake of starting transition, and I'm heading to a local pride event in a couple weeks with my adorably-proud-and-loving mother.

I'm also being reminded of my immediate family's stagnating problems more often than I'd like, have a rough month ahead of me in the form of a fast-paced writing class that will surely be as Bureaucratic as it's predecessors were, and, well, LDRs are always fun.

Life is good. But the fact that I don't truly know how good I have it means that sometimes life feels like shit.
Title: Re: Open Bar: Drinks are on the Supreme Court
Post by: TastyCle on July 02, 2019, 07:38:53 am
I've seen people shitpost in facebook. They are not fun at all.
So, how are things? (you, yes you reading this)
I decided that university is for nerds, mainly because they didn't let me in. So now I'm gonna get a real job from trade school. How does one convince to itself and ones around it that it's actually unhealthy to be intellectual. Do I need  become an unronical Pol Pot fangirl or something to save my ego?
Title: Re: Open Bar: Drinks are on the Supreme Court
Post by: Doktor Howl on July 03, 2019, 02:36:51 am
I have not had a broken rib for decades.  I forgot how Goddamn annoying it is.  Every time you move, God puts a cigarette out on you.
Title: Re: Open Bar: Drinks are on the Supreme Court
Post by: kiss my axe on July 03, 2019, 11:51:58 am
I have not had a broken rib for decades.  I forgot how Goddamn annoying it is.  Every time you move, God puts a cigarette out on you.

How did that happen? (Hopefully putting the fear of "Bob" into some nazis.)
Title: Re: Open Bar: Drinks are on the Supreme Court
Post by: Cramulus on July 03, 2019, 01:15:28 pm
Dear Tastycle,

if discordians no here
why me a dog can type???
Title: Re: Open Bar: Drinks are on the Supreme Court
Post by: Norman on July 03, 2019, 01:42:55 pm
Good Boy!
Title: Re: Open Bar: Drinks are on the Supreme Court
Post by: Q. G. Pennyworth on July 03, 2019, 06:32:56 pm
Mild bruised rib from the protest yesterday. Some dumb fuck decided his commute was more important than the march and proceeded to ride his bike through. I was blocking traffic, and don't fucking play around.

You know, just in case you thought yelling at buildings was over or something.
Title: Re: Open Bar: Drinks are on the Supreme Court
Post by: Nephew Twiddleton on July 03, 2019, 07:47:28 pm
Mild bruised rib from the protest yesterday. Some dumb fuck decided his commute was more important than the march and proceeded to ride his bike through. I was blocking traffic, and don't fucking play around.

You know, just in case you thought yelling at buildings was over or something.

Oof. Glad you're okayish
Title: Re: Open Bar: Drinks are on the Supreme Court
Post by: Nephew Twiddleton on July 03, 2019, 07:51:49 pm
So, where is everyone? Legends tell that once the place was thriving and filled with actual people. For some reason i keep refreshing the page like this was some social  media. Does anything happen like, ever?

My participation declining here coincides with me going back to school to finish my bachelor's. I'm not saying that's the only reason, of course, but it is a significant one. I'm still in school--I only have my Master's thesis left, as well as applying to PhD programs and slogging through a few more years. I found that I had less to contribute. The last major thing I remember doing is illustrations on demand because I felt like drawing
Title: Re: Open Bar: Drinks are on the Supreme Court
Post by: kiss my axe on July 03, 2019, 08:23:20 pm
Mild bruised rib from the protest yesterday. Some dumb fuck decided his commute was more important than the march and proceeded to ride his bike through. I was blocking traffic, and don't fucking play around.

You know, just in case you thought yelling at buildings was over or something.

Damn.
Speedy recovery, and I hope his ass was jailed (and very late for work.) Surely there was police presence and they made themselves useful for once, rather than committing their usual gross abuses? Or an I being a hopeless idealist?
Title: Re: Open Bar: Drinks are on the Supreme Court
Post by: Pergamos on July 03, 2019, 09:41:09 pm
I've seen people shitpost in facebook. They are not fun at all.
So, how are things? (you, yes you reading this)
I decided that university is for nerds, mainly because they didn't let me in. So now I'm gonna get a real job from trade school. How does one convince to itself and ones around it that it's actually unhealthy to be intellectual. Do I need  become an unronical Pol Pot fangirl or something to save my ego?

You could always cultivate an attitude of disdain toward the institutions of indoctrination, while still pursuing your own intellectual improvement independently.
Title: Re: Open Bar: Drinks are on the Supreme Court
Post by: TastyCle on July 03, 2019, 09:52:14 pm
I've seen people shitpost in facebook. They are not fun at all.
So, how are things? (you, yes you reading this)
I decided that university is for nerds, mainly because they didn't let me in. So now I'm gonna get a real job from trade school. How does one convince to itself and ones around it that it's actually unhealthy to be intellectual. Do I need  become an unronical Pol Pot fangirl or something to save my ego?

You could always cultivate an attitude of disdain toward the institutions of indoctrination, while still pursuing your own intellectual improvement independently.
My motivation has been lacking since I blew my brains with various chemicals. That's totally on the institution though.
Title: Re: Open Bar: Drinks are on the Supreme Court
Post by: Doktor Howl on July 04, 2019, 12:49:29 am
Mild bruised rib from the protest yesterday. Some dumb fuck decided his commute was more important than the march and proceeded to ride his bike through. I was blocking traffic, and don't fucking play around.

You know, just in case you thought yelling at buildings was over or something.

I feel your pain.
Title: Re: Open Bar: Drinks are on the Supreme Court
Post by: Doktor Howl on July 04, 2019, 12:50:36 am
I have not had a broken rib for decades.  I forgot how Goddamn annoying it is.  Every time you move, God puts a cigarette out on you.

How did that happen? (Hopefully putting the fear of "Bob" into some nazis.)

We had a little problem with aluminum at work.  Fire may have been involved.
Title: Re: Open Bar: Drinks are on the Supreme Court
Post by: Doktor Howl on July 04, 2019, 12:51:31 am
I've seen people shitpost in facebook. They are not fun at all.
So, how are things? (you, yes you reading this)
I decided that university is for nerds, mainly because they didn't let me in. So now I'm gonna get a real job from trade school. How does one convince to itself and ones around it that it's actually unhealthy to be intellectual. Do I need  become an unronical Pol Pot fangirl or something to save my ego?

Nothing wrong with the trades, but there is nothing more dismal and banal than a tradesman griping about college kids.
Title: Re: Open Bar: Drinks are on the Supreme Court
Post by: Q. G. Pennyworth on July 04, 2019, 03:33:46 am
Mild bruised rib from the protest yesterday. Some dumb fuck decided his commute was more important than the march and proceeded to ride his bike through. I was blocking traffic, and don't fucking play around.

You know, just in case you thought yelling at buildings was over or something.

Damn.
Speedy recovery, and I hope his ass was jailed (and very late for work.) Surely there was police presence and they made themselves useful for once, rather than committing their usual gross abuses? Or an I being a hopeless idealist?


 :lulz: :lulz: :lulz: :lulz: :lulz: :lulz: :lulz: :lulz: :lulz: :lulz: no
Title: Re: Open Bar: Drinks are on the Supreme Court
Post by: Nephew Twiddleton on July 04, 2019, 06:27:40 am
I've seen people shitpost in facebook. They are not fun at all.
So, how are things? (you, yes you reading this)
I decided that university is for nerds, mainly because they didn't let me in. So now I'm gonna get a real job from trade school. How does one convince to itself and ones around it that it's actually unhealthy to be intellectual. Do I need  become an unronical Pol Pot fangirl or something to save my ego?

Nothing wrong with the trades, but there is nothing more dismal and banal than a tradesman griping about college kids.

Yep. Aside from the fact that college give you formal education in the basics of a range of subjects before you specialize, it makes you defend your ideas. It's not the only way to get those skills but if your GPA is on the line it's going to motivate you to do it. It also hopefully makes one realize that you're scratching the surface of subjects and respect expertise.

Society needs both tradespeople and academics.
Title: Re: Open Bar: Drinks are on the Supreme Court
Post by: Nephew Twiddleton on July 04, 2019, 06:35:02 am
On the front of how I'm doing, i have 8 more shifts at my second job, and I'm very much looking forward to getting my weekends back, being able to do make progress on my research, getting my weekends back and spending more time with my wife. Also not taking the train home at night, missing the last bus and having to weigh the options of paying for a rideshare or walking for 90 minutes home
Title: Re: Open Bar: Drinks are on the Supreme Court
Post by: kiss my axe on July 04, 2019, 06:44:10 am
Mild bruised rib from the protest yesterday. Some dumb fuck decided his commute was more important than the march and proceeded to ride his bike through. I was blocking traffic, and don't fucking play around.

You know, just in case you thought yelling at buildings was over or something.

Damn.
Speedy recovery, and I hope his ass was jailed (and very late for work.) Surely there was police presence and they made themselves useful for once, rather than committing their usual gross abuses? Or an I being a hopeless idealist?


 :lulz: :lulz: :lulz: :lulz: :lulz: :lulz: :lulz: :lulz: :lulz: :lulz: no

 :horrormirth: :horrormirth: :horrormirth: :horrormirth:
Title: Re: Open Bar: Drinks are on the Supreme Court
Post by: TastyCle on July 04, 2019, 11:06:25 am
I've seen people shitpost in facebook. They are not fun at all.
So, how are things? (you, yes you reading this)
I decided that university is for nerds, mainly because they didn't let me in. So now I'm gonna get a real job from trade school. How does one convince to itself and ones around it that it's actually unhealthy to be intellectual. Do I need  become an unronical Pol Pot fangirl or something to save my ego?

Nothing wrong with the trades, but there is nothing more dismal and banal than a tradesman griping about college kids.

Yep. Aside from the fact that college give you formal education in the basics of a range of subjects before you specialize, it makes you defend your ideas. It's not the only way to get those skills but if your GPA is on the line it's going to motivate you to do it. It also hopefully makes one realize that you're scratching the surface of subjects and respect expertise.

Society needs both tradespeople and academics.
I'm thinking about going to uni after getting a trade. Then I could shout at people for being detached from the reality.
Title: Re: Open Bar: Drinks are on the Supreme Court
Post by: Cain on July 04, 2019, 11:34:47 am
Mild bruised rib from the protest yesterday. Some dumb fuck decided his commute was more important than the march and proceeded to ride his bike through. I was blocking traffic, and don't fucking play around.

You know, just in case you thought yelling at buildings was over or something.

I feel your pain.

Ribs are one thing I've never had. Which is weird, given Tae Kwon Do is at least 50% kicking people in the ribs (when you can't get the head).

But everything I've heard suggests I'm not missing out on a great experience.
Title: Re: Open Bar: Drinks are on the Supreme Court
Post by: Q. G. Pennyworth on July 04, 2019, 01:57:41 pm
Mild bruised rib from the protest yesterday. Some dumb fuck decided his commute was more important than the march and proceeded to ride his bike through. I was blocking traffic, and don't fucking play around.

You know, just in case you thought yelling at buildings was over or something.

I feel your pain.

It's a really mild bruise, nothing like a crack or anything. Sorry to hear you got the worse end
Title: Re: Open Bar: Drinks are on the Supreme Court
Post by: Norman on July 04, 2019, 06:13:39 pm
Hey, does the Scrid still tend bar? 
Title: Re: Open Bar: Drinks are on the Supreme Court
Post by: Doktor Howl on July 04, 2019, 10:01:27 pm
Mild bruised rib from the protest yesterday. Some dumb fuck decided his commute was more important than the march and proceeded to ride his bike through. I was blocking traffic, and don't fucking play around.

You know, just in case you thought yelling at buildings was over or something.

I feel your pain.

It's a really mild bruise, nothing like a crack or anything. Sorry to hear you got the worse end

I'll heal.  Just not as fast as I used to, for reasons that are not understood.

By which I mean, "I'm in denial.  I am actually still 22 years old and all of this is a temporary inconvenience."
Title: Re: Open Bar: Drinks are on the Supreme Court
Post by: TastyCle on July 05, 2019, 12:27:04 pm
Dear Tastycle,

if discordians no here
why me a dog can type???
Fuck, I must be hallucinating again.
Title: Re: Open Bar: Drinks are on the Supreme Court
Post by: Junkenstein on July 05, 2019, 02:01:37 pm
Mild bruised rib from the protest yesterday. Some dumb fuck decided his commute was more important than the march and proceeded to ride his bike through. I was blocking traffic, and don't fucking play around.

You know, just in case you thought yelling at buildings was over or something.

I feel your pain.

It's a really mild bruise, nothing like a crack or anything. Sorry to hear you got the worse end

I'll heal.  Just not as fast as I used to, for reasons that are not understood.

By which I mean, "I'm in denial.  I am actually still 22 years old and all of this is a temporary inconvenience."

Sympathies to both of you. For what it's worth strapping ice and bags of cold vegetables got me through my last couple a bit easier but they really are a fucker. In the plus side in around 3months you'll notice it doesn't hurt to breathe anymore and the HATE diminishes for a moment.
Title: Re: Open Bar: Drinks are on the Supreme Court
Post by: Al Qədic on July 06, 2019, 04:10:57 am
Milkshakes are evil now, according to pundits, and people being pelted with milkshakes.

https://youtu.be/mIjsdrLtXyM

Honestly, now I'm thirsty for a milkshake...hey bartender, make yourself useful. Extra soy, hold the concrete!  :lol:
Title: Re: Open Bar: Drinks are on the Supreme Court
Post by: The Johnny on July 06, 2019, 04:50:19 am
Milkshakes are evil now, according to pundits, and people being pelted with milkshakes.

https://youtu.be/mIjsdrLtXyM

Honestly, now I'm thirsty for a milkshake...hey bartender, make yourself useful. Extra soy, hold the concrete!  :lol:

How long before they pelt themselves with quick dry concrete milkshakes and blame it on the other side? I swear the victimization strategy is such an overused cliché and it always works.

Edit: also regarding the video in itself... its pretty good, but it would be 1000x times better if they would drop the "conservatives are dumb and idiotic" rhetoric... sure its gratifying if you agree, and it is my sentiment, but its divisive, if anyone from the other bandcamp listens to it, its gonna turn it off immediately and call it propaganda. Zero effort to gain converts and just preaching to the choir.
Title: Re: Open Bar: Drinks are on the Supreme Court
Post by: Al Qədic on July 06, 2019, 05:41:56 am
Milkshakes are evil now, according to pundits, and people being pelted with milkshakes.

https://youtu.be/mIjsdrLtXyM

Honestly, now I'm thirsty for a milkshake...hey bartender, make yourself useful. Extra soy, hold the concrete!  :lol:

How long before they pelt themselves with quick dry concrete milkshakes and blame it on the other side? I swear the victimization strategy is such an overused cliché and it always works.

Edit: also regarding the video in itself... its pretty good, but it would be 1000x times better if they would drop the "conservatives are dumb and idiotic" rhetoric... sure its gratifying if you agree, and it is my sentiment, but its divisive, if anyone from the other bandcamp listens to it, its gonna turn it off immediately and call it propaganda. Zero effort to gain converts and just preaching to the choir.
My biggest issue with that vid in particular is how Cenk tries to use the moral high ground as the reason the far left maybe shouldn't prod the Nazis too hard. Like, no, you already gave a good reason; this shit is illegal, often immoral, and the right always claps back like the idiots they are...but when we're talking about soaking white supremacists with lattes, who cares about being the better person?

As for TYT themselves; yeah, their slant is blatant and they know it, but preaching to the choir ain't the worst thing in the world when a lot of the unconverted are leaving vomit and flaming turds in every comment section. Not the best route to go down, but it's the one they're committed to, and they've made it work.
Title: Re: Open Bar: Drinks are on the Supreme Court
Post by: The Johnny on July 06, 2019, 06:15:58 am

Besides if they don't do that, they're probably gonna be thought of as weak/bland and lose viewership, I do get it.

It might be something blatantly obvious, but, it seems that a lot of people overlook the important communication aspect of talking for yourself and arguing against a hypothetical individual.

Communication and rhetorics themselves are poisoned and degraded by hive mentality... I would say: don't ever make overstatements because your pack/gang is behind you to back you up and tell you youre right and dont talk to the opposition like youre talking to your own encampment.

I know given the context thats an unreasonable expectation, but thats how one needs to proceed if its gonna be anything more than an echo-chamber... between all the things that exist, theres things called "thought-terminating clichés", and those come from your side and from the opposition... from your side it encourages blind agreement, from the opposition it encourages blind disagreement... and calling someone idiotic, dumb, retarded, etc. is one of those "thought-terminating" phrases and deep-down we know its a cheap insult that is baseless... it takes more than retardation to be malicious, it's more of a matter of bending the truth for self convenience and personal interest. At least insult in an accurate manner...

Ok im done with my ranting, obviously this isnt directed at you... its just that Ive learned a lot from how identity politics is actually becoming a thing in my country when it previously was non-existant.
Title: Re: Open Bar: Drinks are on the Supreme Court
Post by: Cain on July 06, 2019, 01:17:37 pm
Without even clicking on that video, I knew it would be The Young Turks, just from Johnny's description.
Title: Re: Open Bar: Drinks are on the Supreme Court
Post by: Doktor Howl on July 08, 2019, 04:43:17 am
Mild bruised rib from the protest yesterday. Some dumb fuck decided his commute was more important than the march and proceeded to ride his bike through. I was blocking traffic, and don't fucking play around.

You know, just in case you thought yelling at buildings was over or something.

I feel your pain.

It's a really mild bruise, nothing like a crack or anything. Sorry to hear you got the worse end

I'll heal.  Just not as fast as I used to, for reasons that are not understood.

By which I mean, "I'm in denial.  I am actually still 22 years old and all of this is a temporary inconvenience."

Sympathies to both of you. For what it's worth strapping ice and bags of cold vegetables got me through my last couple a bit easier but they really are a fucker. In the plus side in around 3months you'll notice it doesn't hurt to breathe anymore and the HATE diminishes for a moment.

I am getting used to sleeping on my left side.
Title: Re: Open Bar: Drinks are on the Supreme Court
Post by: Doktor Howl on July 08, 2019, 04:44:20 am

Communication and rhetorics themselves are poisoned and degraded by hive mentality... I would say: don't ever make overstatements because your pack/gang is behind you to back you up and tell you youre right and dont talk to the opposition like youre talking to your own encampment.


See "PD.com, circa 2013-2015"  :lol:
Title: Re: Open Bar: Drinks are on the Supreme Court
Post by: Doktor Howl on July 08, 2019, 04:45:08 am
Milkshakes are evil now, according to pundits, and people being pelted with milkshakes.

https://youtu.be/mIjsdrLtXyM

Honestly, now I'm thirsty for a milkshake...hey bartender, make yourself useful. Extra soy, hold the concrete!  :lol:

The concrete milkshake thing is of course bullshit, but it's a GREAT idea.
Title: Re: Open Bar: Drinks are on the Supreme Court
Post by: The Wizard Joseph on July 08, 2019, 09:19:03 am
My milkshake hit a proud boy in the head
It was concrete, and it cracked his Dome
Damn right, it cracked his Dome.
Nobody sorry that he wound up dead. X2

He was a skinhead
And nobody sorry
No political platform for
The fascist scum
Think they want some
So here it comes

La la, la la, la
Mix one up
La la, la la, la
Proud boys are bleeding
La la, la la, la
Mix one up
La la, la la, la
Proud boys are bleeding

My milkshake hit a proud boy in the head
It was concrete, and it cracked his Dome
Damn right, it cracked his Dome.
Nobody sorry that he wound up dead X2

I can see you're angry
Well I can show thee
Milkshakes that kill proud boys
They're not store bought
Just don't get caught
Mask up if you're smart

La la, la la, la
Mix one up
La la, la la, la
Proud boys are bleeding
La la, la la, la
Mix one up
La la, la la, la
Proud boys are bleeding

My milkshake hit a proud boy in the head
It was concrete, and it cracked his Dome
Damn right, it cracked his Dome.
Nobody sorry that he wound up dead X2
Title: Re: Open Bar: Drinks are on the Supreme Court
Post by: The Wizard Joseph on July 08, 2019, 09:28:49 am
As to how I'm doing recently... Mix of good and bad. I lost my girlfriend. We're still friends but the relationship part of things is over. I also couldn't hold down the job I was working. The work was simple. The people were professional, even friendly. I just kept getting these massive anxiety attacks and even got physically ill on the line.

To make things more complicated by the end of July I'm leaving lacrosse and heading back to my hometown, there to live under my father's roof until I can get a job and an apartment of my own Once again.

There's more but I don't know that I'm ready to talk about it. Suffice it to say that I have a deep and Grievous difference of opinion with my family on a great many things. But we do love each other and I must depend upon them now more than ever as I attempt to pull my life together.

I hope all the rib injuries heal quickly. I've been quietly lurking for a while, but I hope to start posting more frequently in the future.
Title: Re: Open Bar: Drinks are on the Supreme Court
Post by: TastyCle on July 08, 2019, 02:16:27 pm
My milkshake hit a proud boy in the head
It was concrete, and it cracked his Dome
Damn right, it cracked his Dome.
Nobody sorry that he wound up dead. X2

He was a skinhead
And nobody sorry
No political platform for
The fascist scum
Think they want some
So here it comes

La la, la la, la
Mix one up
La la, la la, la
Proud boys are bleeding
La la, la la, la
Mix one up
La la, la la, la
Proud boys are bleeding

My milkshake hit a proud boy in the head
It was concrete, and it cracked his Dome
Damn right, it cracked his Dome.
Nobody sorry that he wound up dead X2

I can see you're angry
Well I can show thee
Milkshakes that kill proud boys
They're not store bought
Just don't get caught
Mask up if you're smart

La la, la la, la
Mix one up
La la, la la, la
Proud boys are bleeding
La la, la la, la
Mix one up
La la, la la, la
Proud boys are bleeding

My milkshake hit a proud boy in the head
It was concrete, and it cracked his Dome
Damn right, it cracked his Dome.
Nobody sorry that he wound up dead X2

How can that person be so wrong,
their mind so weak, their will so strong.
Making them to think is tough,
brainwashing isn't good enough.
They are bad and they are scary.
You too should become wary.
Things they're fearing make no sense
so we'll turn to violence.
Title: Re: Open Bar: Drinks are on the Supreme Court
Post by: Doktor Howl on July 08, 2019, 11:55:13 pm
My milkshake hit a proud boy in the head
It was concrete, and it cracked his Dome
Damn right, it cracked his Dome.
Nobody sorry that he wound up dead. X2

He was a skinhead
And nobody sorry
No political platform for
The fascist scum
Think they want some
So here it comes

La la, la la, la
Mix one up
La la, la la, la
Proud boys are bleeding
La la, la la, la
Mix one up
La la, la la, la
Proud boys are bleeding

My milkshake hit a proud boy in the head
It was concrete, and it cracked his Dome
Damn right, it cracked his Dome.
Nobody sorry that he wound up dead X2

I can see you're angry
Well I can show thee
Milkshakes that kill proud boys
They're not store bought
Just don't get caught
Mask up if you're smart

La la, la la, la
Mix one up
La la, la la, la
Proud boys are bleeding
La la, la la, la
Mix one up
La la, la la, la
Proud boys are bleeding

My milkshake hit a proud boy in the head
It was concrete, and it cracked his Dome
Damn right, it cracked his Dome.
Nobody sorry that he wound up dead X2

How can that person be so wrong,
their mind so weak, their will so strong.
Making them to think is tough,
brainwashing isn't good enough.
They are bad and they are scary.
You too should become wary.
Things they're fearing make no sense
so we'll turn to violence.

Violence has its place.  Leaving fascists unbeaten is not a virtue.
Title: Re: Open Bar: Drinks are on the Supreme Court
Post by: Al Qədic on July 09, 2019, 04:09:51 am
My milkshake hit a proud boy in the head
It was concrete, and it cracked his Dome
Damn right, it cracked his Dome.
Nobody sorry that he wound up dead. X2

He was a skinhead
And nobody sorry
No political platform for
The fascist scum
Think they want some
So here it comes

La la, la la, la
Mix one up
La la, la la, la
Proud boys are bleeding
La la, la la, la
Mix one up
La la, la la, la
Proud boys are bleeding

My milkshake hit a proud boy in the head
It was concrete, and it cracked his Dome
Damn right, it cracked his Dome.
Nobody sorry that he wound up dead X2

I can see you're angry
Well I can show thee
Milkshakes that kill proud boys
They're not store bought
Just don't get caught
Mask up if you're smart

La la, la la, la
Mix one up
La la, la la, la
Proud boys are bleeding
La la, la la, la
Mix one up
La la, la la, la
Proud boys are bleeding

My milkshake hit a proud boy in the head
It was concrete, and it cracked his Dome
Damn right, it cracked his Dome.
Nobody sorry that he wound up dead X2
Damnit, I can tell when Dok parodies Mairzy Doats, but you put this shit in front of me and suddenly I can't figure out the tune.

Good song though, me like. :lol:
Title: Re: Open Bar: Drinks are on the Supreme Court
Post by: The Wizard Joseph on July 09, 2019, 04:17:53 am
My milkshake hit a proud boy in the head
It was concrete, and it cracked his Dome
Damn right, it cracked his Dome.
Nobody sorry that he wound up dead. X2

He was a skinhead
And nobody sorry
No political platform for
The fascist scum
Think they want some
So here it comes

La la, la la, la
Mix one up
La la, la la, la
Proud boys are bleeding
La la, la la, la
Mix one up
La la, la la, la
Proud boys are bleeding

My milkshake hit a proud boy in the head
It was concrete, and it cracked his Dome
Damn right, it cracked his Dome.
Nobody sorry that he wound up dead X2

I can see you're angry
Well I can show thee
Milkshakes that kill proud boys
They're not store bought
Just don't get caught
Mask up if you're smart

La la, la la, la
Mix one up
La la, la la, la
Proud boys are bleeding
La la, la la, la
Mix one up
La la, la la, la
Proud boys are bleeding

My milkshake hit a proud boy in the head
It was concrete, and it cracked his Dome
Damn right, it cracked his Dome.
Nobody sorry that he wound up dead X2
Damnit, I can tell when Dok parodies Mairzy Doats, but you put this shit in front of me and suddenly I can't figure out the tune.

Good song though, me like. :lol:

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=i4YutyVP7ig

There's a third verse to the song but It was late and I ran out of Creative Juice.
Title: Re: Open Bar: Drinks are on the Supreme Court
Post by: Al Qədic on July 09, 2019, 04:29:41 am
https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=i4YutyVP7ig

There's a third verse to the song but It was late and I ran out of Creative Juice.
The fact that I didn't recognize it from the word "milkshake" alone shows how tired I am from getting 5 hours of sleep this morning. :kingmeh:
Title: Re: Open Bar: Drinks are on the Supreme Court
Post by: Doktor Howl on July 09, 2019, 04:35:45 am
My milkshake hit a proud boy in the head
It was concrete, and it cracked his Dome
Damn right, it cracked his Dome.
Nobody sorry that he wound up dead. X2

He was a skinhead
And nobody sorry
No political platform for
The fascist scum
Think they want some
So here it comes

La la, la la, la
Mix one up
La la, la la, la
Proud boys are bleeding
La la, la la, la
Mix one up
La la, la la, la
Proud boys are bleeding

My milkshake hit a proud boy in the head
It was concrete, and it cracked his Dome
Damn right, it cracked his Dome.
Nobody sorry that he wound up dead X2

I can see you're angry
Well I can show thee
Milkshakes that kill proud boys
They're not store bought
Just don't get caught
Mask up if you're smart

La la, la la, la
Mix one up
La la, la la, la
Proud boys are bleeding
La la, la la, la
Mix one up
La la, la la, la
Proud boys are bleeding

My milkshake hit a proud boy in the head
It was concrete, and it cracked his Dome
Damn right, it cracked his Dome.
Nobody sorry that he wound up dead X2
Damnit, I can tell when Dok parodies Mairzy Doats, but you put this shit in front of me and suddenly I can't figure out the tune.

Good song though, me like. :lol:
"
Shit, I do PD Paradise and Bye Bye Discordian Pie, and I get remembered for Mairzy Doats.

I'm so alone.   :sad:
Title: Re: Open Bar: Drinks are on the Supreme Court
Post by: Nephew Twiddleton on July 09, 2019, 05:09:02 am
So just out of curiosity since I've been out of the loop for awhile, who has left and who's here under new names? I see RWHN is back under a new name
Title: Re: Open Bar: Drinks are on the Supreme Court
Post by: Al Qədic on July 09, 2019, 05:46:58 am
Shit, I do PD Paradise and Bye Bye Discordian Pie, and I get remembered for Mairzy Doats.

I'm so alone.   :sad:
You forget I'm still a pretty fresh newspag, Dok; haven't been around long enough to view them thar ye olde threades.

Good taste, you old bastard. :)
Title: Re: Open Bar: Drinks are on the Supreme Court
Post by: Norman on July 09, 2019, 11:06:51 am
So just out of curiosity since I've been out of the loop for awhile, who has left and who's here under new names? I see RWHN is back under a new name

Yes, for now anyway
Title: Re: Open Bar: Drinks are on the Supreme Court
Post by: TastyCle on July 09, 2019, 11:09:36 am
My milkshake hit a proud boy in the head
It was concrete, and it cracked his Dome
Damn right, it cracked his Dome.
Nobody sorry that he wound up dead. X2

He was a skinhead
And nobody sorry
No political platform for
The fascist scum
Think they want some
So here it comes

La la, la la, la
Mix one up
La la, la la, la
Proud boys are bleeding
La la, la la, la
Mix one up
La la, la la, la
Proud boys are bleeding

My milkshake hit a proud boy in the head
It was concrete, and it cracked his Dome
Damn right, it cracked his Dome.
Nobody sorry that he wound up dead X2

I can see you're angry
Well I can show thee
Milkshakes that kill proud boys
They're not store bought
Just don't get caught
Mask up if you're smart

La la, la la, la
Mix one up
La la, la la, la
Proud boys are bleeding
La la, la la, la
Mix one up
La la, la la, la
Proud boys are bleeding

My milkshake hit a proud boy in the head
It was concrete, and it cracked his Dome
Damn right, it cracked his Dome.
Nobody sorry that he wound up dead X2

How can that person be so wrong,
their mind so weak, their will so strong.
Making them to think is tough,
brainwashing isn't good enough.
They are bad and they are scary.
You too should become wary.
Things they're fearing make no sense
so we'll turn to violence.

Violence has its place.  Leaving fascists unbeaten is not a virtue.
Yes! I love violence. Espcially against the people who threaten to use it on me and my friends!
Title: Re: Open Bar: Drinks are on the Supreme Court
Post by: The Johnny on July 09, 2019, 12:06:46 pm
So just out of curiosity since I've been out of the loop for awhile, who has left and who's here under new names? I see RWHN is back under a new name

The Johnny, the artist formerly known as Joh'Nyx, a.k.a. third world hyena.

But ok seriously, pretty much everyones gone, you dont recognize anyone not because they changed their name, its just that its actually new people.

EDIT:

Im not supposed to tell you, but Cramulus and Cain actually swapped usernames and identities - you see, thats why "Cramulus" (in reality now Cain) hasnt posted lately, its because hes in a deep infiltration mission at the Gurdujeff Institute.

And Im actually Kai, I underwent some years of deep-hypnosis and now im reformed under a new monicker, living a new life.
Title: Re: Open Bar: Drinks are on the Supreme Court
Post by: Cain on July 09, 2019, 12:09:30 pm
I'm AKK
Title: Re: Open Bar: Drinks are on the Supreme Court
Post by: The Johnny on July 09, 2019, 12:14:40 pm
I'm AKK

Now now Cramulus, dont confuse our friend here, you need to go study more counter-intelligence manuals so you dont blow your cover.
Title: Re: Open Bar: Drinks are on the Supreme Court
Post by: chaotic neutral observer on July 09, 2019, 02:41:26 pm
So just out of curiosity since I've been out of the loop for awhile, who has left and who's here under new names? I see RWHN is back under a new name
IT'S A NARK
HE WANTS TO KNOW OUR NAMES
EVERYBODY ACT CASUAL
 :tinfoilhat:
Title: Re: Open Bar: Drinks are on the Supreme Court
Post by: Hoopla! on July 09, 2019, 06:21:58 pm
My milkshake hit a proud boy in the head
It was concrete, and it cracked his Dome
Damn right, it cracked his Dome.
Nobody sorry that he wound up dead. X2

He was a skinhead
And nobody sorry
No political platform for
The fascist scum
Think they want some
So here it comes

La la, la la, la
Mix one up
La la, la la, la
Proud boys are bleeding
La la, la la, la
Mix one up
La la, la la, la
Proud boys are bleeding

My milkshake hit a proud boy in the head
It was concrete, and it cracked his Dome
Damn right, it cracked his Dome.
Nobody sorry that he wound up dead X2

I can see you're angry
Well I can show thee
Milkshakes that kill proud boys
They're not store bought
Just don't get caught
Mask up if you're smart

La la, la la, la
Mix one up
La la, la la, la
Proud boys are bleeding
La la, la la, la
Mix one up
La la, la la, la
Proud boys are bleeding

My milkshake hit a proud boy in the head
It was concrete, and it cracked his Dome
Damn right, it cracked his Dome.
Nobody sorry that he wound up dead X2

How can that person be so wrong,
their mind so weak, their will so strong.
Making them to think is tough,
brainwashing isn't good enough.
They are bad and they are scary.
You too should become wary.
Things they're fearing make no sense
so we'll turn to violence.

Violence has its place.  Leaving fascists unbeaten is not a virtue.
Yes! I love violence. Espcially against the people who threaten to use it on me and my friends!

This one's cute
Title: Re: Open Bar: Drinks are on the Supreme Court
Post by: Hoopla! on July 09, 2019, 06:22:17 pm
Also, hiya Twid.
Title: Re: Open Bar: Drinks are on the Supreme Court
Post by: Don Coyote on July 09, 2019, 07:30:57 pm
I bought new running shoes. Actually went for a jog. The first in... um... 3 years?
I am so out of shape despite not looking it.
Title: Re: Open Bar: Drinks are on the Supreme Court
Post by: LMNO on July 09, 2019, 07:47:08 pm
Your typing looks fine to me.
Title: Re: Open Bar: Drinks are on the Supreme Court
Post by: chaotic neutral observer on July 10, 2019, 03:18:55 am
When I see a "How's my driving" sign on the back of a vehicle, I often have the urge to call the number and say, "Your driving is okay."
Title: Re: Open Bar: Drinks are on the Supreme Court
Post by: Nephew Twiddleton on July 10, 2019, 03:28:16 am
So just out of curiosity since I've been out of the loop for awhile, who has left and who's here under new names? I see RWHN is back under a new name
IT'S A NARK
HE WANTS TO KNOW OUR NAMES
EVERYBODY ACT CASUAL
 :tinfoilhat:

Spoken like someone who hasn't been here long
Title: Re: Open Bar: Drinks are on the Supreme Court
Post by: Nephew Twiddleton on July 10, 2019, 03:28:40 am
Also, hiya Twid.


HOOOOOOOPS!
Title: Re: Open Bar: Drinks are on the Supreme Court
Post by: Nephew Twiddleton on July 10, 2019, 03:30:12 am
So just out of curiosity since I've been out of the loop for awhile, who has left and who's here under new names? I see RWHN is back under a new name

The Johnny, the artist formerly known as Joh'Nyx, a.k.a. third world hyena.

But ok seriously, pretty much everyones gone, you dont recognize anyone not because they changed their name, its just that its actually new people.

EDIT:

Im not supposed to tell you, but Cramulus and Cain actually swapped usernames and identities - you see, thats why "Cramulus" (in reality now Cain) hasnt posted lately, its because hes in a deep infiltration mission at the Gurdujeff Institute.

And Im actually Kai, I underwent some years of deep-hypnosis and now im reformed under a new monicker, living a new life.

I kinda figured (the true parts, that is), just wanted to make sure
Title: Re: Open Bar: Drinks are on the Supreme Court
Post by: Nephew Twiddleton on July 10, 2019, 03:31:37 am
So just out of curiosity since I've been out of the loop for awhile, who has left and who's here under new names? I see RWHN is back under a new name

Yes, for now anyway

Cheers, like
Title: Re: Open Bar: Drinks are on the Supreme Court
Post by: Junkenstein on July 10, 2019, 03:29:43 pm
My milkshake hit a proud boy in the head
It was concrete, and it cracked his Dome
Damn right, it cracked his Dome.
Nobody sorry that he wound up dead. X2

He was a skinhead
And nobody sorry
No political platform for
The fascist scum
Think they want some
So here it comes

La la, la la, la
Mix one up
La la, la la, la
Proud boys are bleeding
La la, la la, la
Mix one up
La la, la la, la
Proud boys are bleeding

My milkshake hit a proud boy in the head
It was concrete, and it cracked his Dome
Damn right, it cracked his Dome.
Nobody sorry that he wound up dead X2

I can see you're angry
Well I can show thee
Milkshakes that kill proud boys
They're not store bought
Just don't get caught
Mask up if you're smart

La la, la la, la
Mix one up
La la, la la, la
Proud boys are bleeding
La la, la la, la
Mix one up
La la, la la, la
Proud boys are bleeding

My milkshake hit a proud boy in the head
It was concrete, and it cracked his Dome
Damn right, it cracked his Dome.
Nobody sorry that he wound up dead X2
Damnit, I can tell when Dok parodies Mairzy Doats, but you put this shit in front of me and suddenly I can't figure out the tune.

Good song though, me like. :lol:
"
Shit, I do PD Paradise and Bye Bye Discordian Pie, and I get remembered for Mairzy Doats.

I'm so alone.   :sad:

I'm still waiting for the promised Peter Gabriel cover.
Title: Re: Open Bar: Drinks are on the Supreme Court
Post by: Doktor Howl on July 11, 2019, 01:53:31 am
My milkshake hit a proud boy in the head
It was concrete, and it cracked his Dome
Damn right, it cracked his Dome.
Nobody sorry that he wound up dead. X2

He was a skinhead
And nobody sorry
No political platform for
The fascist scum
Think they want some
So here it comes

La la, la la, la
Mix one up
La la, la la, la
Proud boys are bleeding
La la, la la, la
Mix one up
La la, la la, la
Proud boys are bleeding

My milkshake hit a proud boy in the head
It was concrete, and it cracked his Dome
Damn right, it cracked his Dome.
Nobody sorry that he wound up dead X2

I can see you're angry
Well I can show thee
Milkshakes that kill proud boys
They're not store bought
Just don't get caught
Mask up if you're smart

La la, la la, la
Mix one up
La la, la la, la
Proud boys are bleeding
La la, la la, la
Mix one up
La la, la la, la
Proud boys are bleeding

My milkshake hit a proud boy in the head
It was concrete, and it cracked his Dome
Damn right, it cracked his Dome.
Nobody sorry that he wound up dead X2
Damnit, I can tell when Dok parodies Mairzy Doats, but you put this shit in front of me and suddenly I can't figure out the tune.

Good song though, me like. :lol:
"
Shit, I do PD Paradise and Bye Bye Discordian Pie, and I get remembered for Mairzy Doats.

I'm so alone.   :sad:

I'm still waiting for the promised Peter Gabriel cover.

Do I LOOK like a barbarian?
Title: Re: Open Bar: Drinks are on the Supreme Court
Post by: Juana on July 11, 2019, 06:10:41 am
I really, really, REALLY do not want to take the qualifying tests to teach English but ☹️ social science teachers are about a quarter of a dozen and there's always a need for English. Ugh. That's another $300.
Title: Re: Open Bar: Drinks are on the Supreme Court
Post by: nullified on July 11, 2019, 07:23:44 am
My milkshake hit a proud boy in the head
It was concrete, and it cracked his Dome
Damn right, it cracked his Dome.
Nobody sorry that he wound up dead. X2

He was a skinhead
And nobody sorry
No political platform for
The fascist scum
Think they want some
So here it comes

La la, la la, la
Mix one up
La la, la la, la
Proud boys are bleeding
La la, la la, la
Mix one up
La la, la la, la
Proud boys are bleeding

My milkshake hit a proud boy in the head
It was concrete, and it cracked his Dome
Damn right, it cracked his Dome.
Nobody sorry that he wound up dead X2

I can see you're angry
Well I can show thee
Milkshakes that kill proud boys
They're not store bought
Just don't get caught
Mask up if you're smart

La la, la la, la
Mix one up
La la, la la, la
Proud boys are bleeding
La la, la la, la
Mix one up
La la, la la, la
Proud boys are bleeding

My milkshake hit a proud boy in the head
It was concrete, and it cracked his Dome
Damn right, it cracked his Dome.
Nobody sorry that he wound up dead X2
Damnit, I can tell when Dok parodies Mairzy Doats, but you put this shit in front of me and suddenly I can't figure out the tune.

Good song though, me like. :lol:
"
Shit, I do PD Paradise and Bye Bye Discordian Pie, and I get remembered for Mairzy Doats.

I'm so alone.   :sad:

I'm still waiting for the promised Peter Gabriel cover.

Do I LOOK like a barbarian?

Hard to say: the only barbarians I’m aware of are white guys, heavily muscled. One was bald, but had face paint. The rest had long hair, facial modifications optional. So, given you have significant overlap with barbarians I know of, without having seen how muscular you are I can’t say if you look like a barbarian or not.

Or I’m using this answer to try and blow up the internet for showing me horrible things by getting a photo of your back hair lodged in it. You decide!
Title: Re: Open Bar: Drinks are on the Supreme Court
Post by: Nephew Twiddleton on July 11, 2019, 09:15:01 pm
I really, really, REALLY do not want to take the qualifying tests to teach English but ☹️ social science teachers are about a quarter of a dozen and there's always a need for English. Ugh. That's another $300.

 :sad:
Title: Re: Open Bar: Drinks are on the Supreme Court
Post by: Juana on July 11, 2019, 09:52:05 pm
I'll survive. I'm just poor and cheap, lmao
Title: Re: Open Bar: Drinks are on the Supreme Court
Post by: Nephew Twiddleton on July 12, 2019, 01:35:45 pm
I'll survive. I'm just poor and cheap, lmao

That reminds me. I'm probably going to have to shell out quite a bit for admissions applications to PhD programs this fall
Title: Re: Open Bar: Drinks are on the Supreme Court
Post by: Juana on July 12, 2019, 03:52:36 pm
I'll survive. I'm just poor and cheap, lmao

That reminds me. I'm probably going to have to shell out quite a bit for admissions applications to PhD programs this fall
Yeah, that shit ain't cheap from what I've heard.
Title: Re: Open Bar: Drinks are on the Supreme Court
Post by: Nephew Twiddleton on July 12, 2019, 06:57:03 pm
I'll survive. I'm just poor and cheap, lmao

That reminds me. I'm probably going to have to shell out quite a bit for admissions applications to PhD programs this fall
Yeah, that shit ain't cheap from what I've heard.

On the one hand, I'm only going to apply to Boston area.

On the other hand, I'm applying to Boston area
Title: Re: Open Bar: Drinks are on the Supreme Court
Post by: Juana on July 12, 2019, 07:48:09 pm
I'll survive. I'm just poor and cheap, lmao

That reminds me. I'm probably going to have to shell out quite a bit for admissions applications to PhD programs this fall
Yeah, that shit ain't cheap from what I've heard.

On the one hand, I'm only going to apply to Boston area.

On the other hand, I'm applying to Boston area
Yeah, I imagine that's more expensive than elsewhere.


Also, I have a rib misaligned and I'm mad about it bc I can't figure out how I did it.
Title: Re: Open Bar: Drinks are on the Supreme Court
Post by: nullified on July 12, 2019, 07:52:48 pm
Seems like it’s the month of rib injuries. That’s the third one.
Title: Re: Open Bar: Drinks are on the Supreme Court
Post by: Nephew Twiddleton on July 12, 2019, 07:55:29 pm
Seems like it’s the month of rib injuries. That’s the third one.

Goddamn
Title: Re: Open Bar: Drinks are on the Supreme Court
Post by: Nephew Twiddleton on July 12, 2019, 07:58:05 pm
I'll survive. I'm just poor and cheap, lmao

That reminds me. I'm probably going to have to shell out quite a bit for admissions applications to PhD programs this fall
Yeah, that shit ain't cheap from what I've heard.

On the one hand, I'm only going to apply to Boston area.

On the other hand, I'm applying to Boston area
Yeah, I imagine that's more expensive than elsewhere.


Also, I have a rib misaligned and I'm mad about it bc I can't figure out how I did it.

Get well soon!

It's more the amount of places I can apply. Though I'm pretty sure that I can expect not to get into Harvard or MIT due to competition. To be fair, even though MIT is prestigious, I hear their biology department is more interested in what I can do with bacteria than what I can find out with bacteria
Title: Re: Open Bar: Drinks are on the Supreme Court
Post by: nullified on July 14, 2019, 08:35:18 am
On the last leg of my latest trip, headed out to Boston. I had an almost totally uneventful journey, except for the damages of regular travel and a 12 hour layover in Detroit. (Our bus was late coming in, we missed the connection, and we had to wait for the next one.)

A friend is getting me a hotel room when I arrive, and from there begins the wonderful task of finding housing and income. It’s going to be some effort, but if I have to be homeless anywhere, Boston’s where it’s at I think.
Title: Re: Open Bar: Drinks are on the Supreme Court
Post by: T̼̞̼ͅr̳̬̤̖̱͚̮̘̜̦̦i̲̩̝͕̣̲̪v̺͇̫̯͉͖͈͖͔̺̰̣͉̟̻̫̭i̦̖Q on July 15, 2019, 12:41:52 am
Went to Boise, did nothing Boise related.

Got home, am now playing the game of "Where's that smell coming from?"
Title: Re: Open Bar: Drinks are on the Supreme Court
Post by: Cain on July 15, 2019, 10:56:29 am
Is there anything Boise related worth doing?
Title: Re: Open Bar: Drinks are on the Supreme Court
Post by: Nephew Twiddleton on July 15, 2019, 12:46:25 pm
On the last leg of my latest trip, headed out to Boston. I had an almost totally uneventful journey, except for the damages of regular travel and a 12 hour layover in Detroit. (Our bus was late coming in, we missed the connection, and we had to wait for the next one.)

A friend is getting me a hotel room when I arrive, and from there begins the wonderful task of finding housing and income. It’s going to be some effort, but if I have to be homeless anywhere, Boston’s where it’s at I think.

Oof. Well, welcome to Boston when you get here
Title: Re: Open Bar: Drinks are on the Supreme Court
Post by: nullified on July 15, 2019, 01:05:01 pm
On the last leg of my latest trip, headed out to Boston. I had an almost totally uneventful journey, except for the damages of regular travel and a 12 hour layover in Detroit. (Our bus was late coming in, we missed the connection, and we had to wait for the next one.)

A friend is getting me a hotel room when I arrive, and from there begins the wonderful task of finding housing and income. It’s going to be some effort, but if I have to be homeless anywhere, Boston’s where it’s at I think.

Oof. Well, welcome to Boston when you get here

I arrived early yesterday and spent the day half-awake with QGP (briefly) and her husband (mostly). My feet are angry at me. Maybe if you’ve got some free time I could say hi, I’m going to have a lot of empty time today and probably be traveling anyway.
Title: Re: Open Bar: Drinks are on the Supreme Court
Post by: Nephew Twiddleton on July 15, 2019, 01:57:17 pm
On the last leg of my latest trip, headed out to Boston. I had an almost totally uneventful journey, except for the damages of regular travel and a 12 hour layover in Detroit. (Our bus was late coming in, we missed the connection, and we had to wait for the next one.)

A friend is getting me a hotel room when I arrive, and from there begins the wonderful task of finding housing and income. It’s going to be some effort, but if I have to be homeless anywhere, Boston’s where it’s at I think.

Oof. Well, welcome to Boston when you get here

I arrived early yesterday and spent the day half-awake with QGP (briefly) and her husband (mostly). My feet are angry at me. Maybe if you’ve got some free time I could say hi, I’m going to have a lot of empty time today and probably be traveling anyway.

I might have a bit of time tomorrow--what part of Boston are you around?
Title: Re: Open Bar: Drinks are on the Supreme Court
Post by: nullified on July 15, 2019, 02:06:47 pm
That’s tough to answer.

Technically I’m homeless right now, came back to Boston because if I have to be homeless somewhere (which I currently do) there isn’t a better location than here. Everywhere else has a large risk that the few homeless shelters even available will decide that me being trans is evil and decide to screw my life over. Here at least, it’s hyper-blue and has legal repercussions for anyone who dares be a bigoted sack of rancid garbage.

Right now I mostly stick toward the northern side, Cambridge/Somerville/Chelsea/etc. but I will be all over the place until I can find somewhere to drop my stuff off and sleep. When that happens I have no idea where I’ll actually be, but I’m aiming to stay on a train line. So I can meet up basically anywhere that suits you, truth be told. PM me.
Title: Re: Open Bar: Drinks are on the Supreme Court
Post by: Don Coyote on July 15, 2019, 03:05:28 pm
Managed to run a mile this morning.
Title: Re: Open Bar: Drinks are on the Supreme Court
Post by: Doktor Howl on July 16, 2019, 03:55:41 am
Managed to run 0 feet today.

Air suspension in the beast went out in the back, so now I have a low rider.  It's a fucking blast on I-10. 

Me:  "I think I'll just stay in this lane."

Beast:  "GRAB YOUR ASS, WE ARE DOING ALL THE THINGS."
Title: Re: Open Bar: Drinks are on the Supreme Court
Post by: Cain on July 16, 2019, 12:22:01 pm
Man, the bots are getting lazy. The last one's server showed up, I shit you not, as "node.salesandmktg.com".

At least try.
Title: Re: Open Bar: Drinks are on the Supreme Court
Post by: Faust on July 16, 2019, 02:07:25 pm
I'm going to see if there if I can get a better captcha to block them, it has definitely been on the increase lately
Title: Re: Open Bar: Drinks are on the Supreme Court
Post by: T̼̞̼ͅr̳̬̤̖̱͚̮̘̜̦̦i̲̩̝͕̣̲̪v̺͇̫̯͉͖͈͖͔̺̰̣͉̟̻̫̭i̦̖Q on July 16, 2019, 03:05:59 pm
Is there anything Boise related worth doing?

I haven't figured out what that means.

They do have a zoo that lets you feed a bear.  I didn't get to do that.
Title: Re: Open Bar: Drinks are on the Supreme Court
Post by: Cain on July 16, 2019, 05:46:32 pm
Feeding a bear means it's a city where there are things worth doing
Title: Re: Open Bar: Drinks are on the Supreme Court
Post by: The Johnny on July 16, 2019, 05:53:00 pm
Is there anything Boise related worth doing?

I haven't figured out what that means.

They do have a zoo that lets you feed a bear.  I didn't get to do that.

They also have woods were you can feed mountain lions, but only once.  :)
Title: Re: Open Bar: Drinks are on the Supreme Court
Post by: Don Coyote on July 18, 2019, 01:00:26 am
Is there anything Boise related worth doing?

I haven't figured out what that means.

They do have a zoo that lets you feed a bear.  I didn't get to do that.

They also have woods were you can feed mountain lions, but only once.  :)

The average person has 4 limbs. You just have to be adventurous enough.
Title: Re: Open Bar: Drinks are on the Supreme Court
Post by: Cain on July 18, 2019, 01:27:07 am
Mountain lions are just overgrown cats. Swat them on the nose and tell them "no" in a stern voice. If they push it, get the water spray.
Title: Re: Open Bar: Drinks are on the Supreme Court
Post by: The Wizard Joseph on July 18, 2019, 02:19:17 am
Mountain lions are just overgrown cats. Swat them on the nose and tell them "no" in a stern voice. If they push it, get the water spray.

 :lulz: :lulz:
Title: Re: Open Bar: Drinks are on the Supreme Court
Post by: LMNO on July 18, 2019, 01:58:02 pm
Is there anything Boise related worth doing?

I haven't figured out what that means.

They do have a zoo that lets you feed a bear.  I didn't get to do that.

They also have woods were you can feed mountain lions, but only once.  :)

The average person has 4 limbs. You just have to be adventurous enough.

Hold on, isn't it, "The average person has less than four limbs"?
Title: Re: Open Bar: Drinks are on the Supreme Court
Post by: chaotic neutral observer on July 18, 2019, 02:24:33 pm
The average person has 4 limbs. You just have to be adventurous enough.

Hold on, isn't it, "The average person has less than four limbs"?

It depends on which definition of average you use.
The modal person has four.  The median person also has four.  The mean person has as many limbs as he can collect before the police catch up with him.
Title: Re: Open Bar: Drinks are on the Supreme Court
Post by: LMNO on July 18, 2019, 03:26:31 pm
The average person has 4 limbs. You just have to be adventurous enough.

Hold on, isn't it, "The average person has less than four limbs"?

It depends on which definition of average you use.
The modal person has four.  The median person also has four.  The mean person has as many limbs as he can collect before the police catch up with him.

:golfclap:
Title: Re: Open Bar: Drinks are on the Supreme Court
Post by: Don Coyote on July 18, 2019, 11:18:15 pm
The average person has 4 limbs. You just have to be adventurous enough.

Hold on, isn't it, "The average person has less than four limbs"?

It depends on which definition of average you use.
The modal person has four.  The median person also has four.  The mean person has as many limbs as he can collect before the police catch up with him.

:golfclap:
Title: Re: Open Bar: Drinks are on the Supreme Court
Post by: Emo Howard on July 19, 2019, 08:14:01 am
Yes.
Title: Re: Open Bar: Drinks are on the Supreme Court
Post by: nullified on July 20, 2019, 02:45:15 am
Hold on a minute here, I have a fucking TALE TO TELL YOU.

I’m ripping this from the email I wrote to a wonderful lady in Michigan who helps no-hopers like me find work, and asked me to keep her looped in after I got to Boston.

Ahem.



So! The precise moment I changed over all of my information to point to Boston on ZipRecruiter and Monster, I had recruiters doing the stalker heavy breathing thing over my shoulder. Literally, all over me like sand on a beach. I’m hardly exaggerating here: four job offers before I could even place a search, seven more after I finally got a search typed in.

I had between fifteen and twenty phone calls a day from recruiters, I could barely do so much as wash my hands without missing a call. In fact, I missed a call while in an interview, missed another call from the same person in that same interview, and missed five texts from the same person in the same interview. This interview took fifteen minutes.

From that initial 4, one in particular was a huge stretch. People in fancy suits and such turning up to apply, giant company doing outsourced direct marketing campaign work for Fortune 100 companies. Enter me, dressed in the usual hoodie, jeans, t-shirt, sweating like a pig, lugging two giant bags like a hobo, panting like a dog. Minimal work history in an old, old field. No qualifications at all.

Absolutely ridiculous that I’d even bother wasting their time, yeah? I mean, I was seeing other offers in the minimum wage range, doing cold lead sales and call center tech support. That’s definitely my speed: low-level consumer-facing punishment-detail type work. This though? This is big time: folks with expensive suits purpose designed to intimidate the Morlocks of blue collar land, and cars that sound like they belong on a Formula One track and look like spaceships. People who fly out of the country twice a week and cannot imagine a bank account with less than five figures in it. (That would be “flat broke” to such rarified individuals.) This is way out of my league, right?

Not right. I got into the second round of interviews, which is 1% of the first round of interviews: I was in the top ten applicants. That’s already crazy: all these rich Harvard kids fell below me on the pecking order. So I go in for the second round only slightly nicer (showered, dress shirt, only one bag). And apparently ace the interview hard.

So then they immediately rushed me through the third round of interviews, which is top five applicants out of over 1000 applicants. So five MORE rich Harvard/MIT students fall out of the running. And I’m still there. Finish that round, go home, and wait for the call.

Call comes up. First they ask me how I thought I did. By this point I’m getting a big ol’ ego boost, so I tell them I think I did amazing, certainly better than the folks who didn’t make it to all three rounds, right? She says yep, you’re right, Brian and Garrett thought you did fantastic. Then the drumroll beings, here comes the reveal. And the winner is... well. Just, bear with me here:

I was in the top 2 or 3 applicants. Out of over 1000.
They recommended me for management fast track.
—Assuming I do the work, this means things like “having access to the company yacht” and “international business trips” inside of two months.
——That’s two months like “late September”. At the outside.
And finally...
Expectation is that I come in to start Monday. As in the day after the day after tomorrow. Probably just “the day after tomorrow” or “today” when you get this, depending on the day.

Well. Uh.

Boston!
Title: Re: Open Bar: Drinks are on the Supreme Court
Post by: Al Qədic on July 20, 2019, 03:05:41 am
Well Goddessdamn, Null, way to knock things outta the park! Hat's off to ya. :golfclap:
Title: Re: Open Bar: Drinks are on the Supreme Court
Post by: The Wizard Joseph on July 20, 2019, 03:41:07 am
Hell yeah nullified! Go chase Your Destiny and be all you can!

Title: Re: Open Bar: Drinks are on the Supreme Court
Post by: Juana on July 21, 2019, 12:02:52 am
!!!!!!!! Awesome news, Null!
Title: Re: Open Bar: Drinks are on the Supreme Court
Post by: chaotic neutral observer on July 21, 2019, 02:02:06 am
Congratulations!  Good luck!

“having access to the company yacht”

Don't you dare turn yup on me.
Title: Re: Open Bar: Drinks are on the Supreme Court
Post by: nullified on July 21, 2019, 02:33:20 am
I’m way more interested in helping other people than yacht club bullshit. I look at this and I see power I can bring to bear toward solving serious problems. No need to worry about me.
Title: Re: Open Bar: Drinks are on the Supreme Court
Post by: Nephew Twiddleton on July 21, 2019, 07:14:44 pm
Hold on a minute here, I have a fucking TALE TO TELL YOU.

I’m ripping this from the email I wrote to a wonderful lady in Michigan who helps no-hopers like me find work, and asked me to keep her looped in after I got to Boston.

Ahem.



So! The precise moment I changed over all of my information to point to Boston on ZipRecruiter and Monster, I had recruiters doing the stalker heavy breathing thing over my shoulder. Literally, all over me like sand on a beach. I’m hardly exaggerating here: four job offers before I could even place a search, seven more after I finally got a search typed in.

I had between fifteen and twenty phone calls a day from recruiters, I could barely do so much as wash my hands without missing a call. In fact, I missed a call while in an interview, missed another call from the same person in that same interview, and missed five texts from the same person in the same interview. This interview took fifteen minutes.

From that initial 4, one in particular was a huge stretch. People in fancy suits and such turning up to apply, giant company doing outsourced direct marketing campaign work for Fortune 100 companies. Enter me, dressed in the usual hoodie, jeans, t-shirt, sweating like a pig, lugging two giant bags like a hobo, panting like a dog. Minimal work history in an old, old field. No qualifications at all.

Absolutely ridiculous that I’d even bother wasting their time, yeah? I mean, I was seeing other offers in the minimum wage range, doing cold lead sales and call center tech support. That’s definitely my speed: low-level consumer-facing punishment-detail type work. This though? This is big time: folks with expensive suits purpose designed to intimidate the Morlocks of blue collar land, and cars that sound like they belong on a Formula One track and look like spaceships. People who fly out of the country twice a week and cannot imagine a bank account with less than five figures in it. (That would be “flat broke” to such rarified individuals.) This is way out of my league, right?

Not right. I got into the second round of interviews, which is 1% of the first round of interviews: I was in the top ten applicants. That’s already crazy: all these rich Harvard kids fell below me on the pecking order. So I go in for the second round only slightly nicer (showered, dress shirt, only one bag). And apparently ace the interview hard.

So then they immediately rushed me through the third round of interviews, which is top five applicants out of over 1000 applicants. So five MORE rich Harvard/MIT students fall out of the running. And I’m still there. Finish that round, go home, and wait for the call.

Call comes up. First they ask me how I thought I did. By this point I’m getting a big ol’ ego boost, so I tell them I think I did amazing, certainly better than the folks who didn’t make it to all three rounds, right? She says yep, you’re right, Brian and Garrett thought you did fantastic. Then the drumroll beings, here comes the reveal. And the winner is... well. Just, bear with me here:

I was in the top 2 or 3 applicants. Out of over 1000.
They recommended me for management fast track.
—Assuming I do the work, this means things like “having access to the company yacht” and “international business trips” inside of two months.
——That’s two months like “late September”. At the outside.
And finally...
Expectation is that I come in to start Monday. As in the day after the day after tomorrow. Probably just “the day after tomorrow” or “today” when you get this, depending on the day.

Well. Uh.

Boston!

That's awesome! Congratulations!
Title: Re: Open Bar: Drinks are on the Supreme Court
Post by: nullified on July 21, 2019, 07:23:55 pm
Its a weird, cartoonish meteoric rise for me over here. It’s hard to believe that tomorrow I go in to work. But I do! Ten hour days while I’m in training (unpaid training but they know you have to eat) but i hardly care. In fact, I’m going all in. Optional Saturday training and everything. What else am I going to do, play phone games? The structure will help my sleep schedule anyway.
Title: Re: Open Bar: Drinks are on the Supreme Court
Post by: LMNO on July 22, 2019, 01:15:50 pm
That's awesome!
Title: Re: Open Bar: Drinks are on the Supreme Court
Post by: Cain on July 22, 2019, 01:56:21 pm
Congrats!
Title: Re: Open Bar: Drinks are on the Supreme Court
Post by: PoFP on July 22, 2019, 06:12:15 pm
Fucking nice, Null! Congrats!

Just had a similar, albeit less elevating and impressive shift in my career as well. It's a bizarre, but satisfying feeling to be chosen over the Edubicated and on-paper-qualified.

Good luck! Even though it sounds like you won't need it.
Title: Re: Open Bar: Drinks are on the Supreme Court
Post by: nullified on July 22, 2019, 06:19:06 pm
Tail end of our lunch break, it’s been pretty good. Next up is a few hours of madness, door to door sales shit I guess? It’s bound to be demoralizing but I’m basically okay with that. It’s just the first step.
Title: Re: Open Bar: Drinks are on the Supreme Court
Post by: Q. G. Pennyworth on July 22, 2019, 10:10:53 pm
No context

Quote
dude, we are living in the strange times
you better learn to fap in the middle of an existential crisis or you're gonna die of semen poisoning
Title: Re: Open Bar: Drinks are on the Supreme Court
Post by: The Wizard Joseph on July 22, 2019, 10:57:51 pm
No context

Quote
dude, we are living in the strange times
you better learn to fap in the middle of an existential crisis or you're gonna die of semen poisoning

 :lulz: :lulz:  :lulz:
 :spittake:
And now I have to clean my phone.
Title: Re: Open Bar: Drinks are on the Supreme Court
Post by: nullified on July 23, 2019, 05:23:17 pm
Today in weird stuff I learned working a thankless door to door sales job while angling for promotion on the management fast track:

The golden apple is also a symbol of Shiva the Destroyer. In fact, it’s an eschatological symbol.
Title: Re: Open Bar: Drinks are on the Supreme Court
Post by: nullified on July 23, 2019, 06:18:14 pm
Today in my rollercoaster life:

Fired for having piercings.
Title: Re: Open Bar: Drinks are on the Supreme Court
Post by: Emo Howard on July 23, 2019, 06:25:49 pm
Well, shit. Did they not notice that when they hired you?
Title: Re: Open Bar: Drinks are on the Supreme Court
Post by: nullified on July 23, 2019, 06:31:41 pm
It went from “you seem perfect!” And fighting to get me interested to calling my supervisor on the carpet for letting me do that and telling me to leave. I guess a customer complained to a client about it. Good thing I didn’t say shit about being trans.
Title: Re: Open Bar: Drinks are on the Supreme Court
Post by: Frontside Back on July 23, 2019, 06:37:49 pm
Oh well, stuff that begins like that could end MUCH worse... Sorry to hear anyway.
Title: Re: Open Bar: Drinks are on the Supreme Court
Post by: Emo Howard on July 23, 2019, 06:40:07 pm
Honestly, I suspect the whole thing was an act to get a couple of days of free work out of you.
Title: Re: Open Bar: Drinks are on the Supreme Court
Post by: nullified on July 23, 2019, 06:43:54 pm
Honestly, I suspect the whole thing was an act to get a couple of days of free work out of you.

If that’s the case, they got one day. Just one. And one sale that I won’t get paid for because they didn’t teach me Meridian before I got canned. Plus two phone calls and three warm leads. So it is a pretty believable suggestion.
Title: Re: Open Bar: Drinks are on the Supreme Court
Post by: nullified on July 23, 2019, 08:11:06 pm
Great news: work is so goddamned easy to find these days that I just went and put out 20 applications all over again, and this time eyeballed the job requirements for “polished/professional appearance”. Cut those ones right out and still have a massive selection.

I’ll never be a suit. I’m not built for it on any level — for one thing, customers tend not to fucking hate me on principle. And if I end up somewhere else that expects you in a monkey suit with a buzz cut and no piercings or tattoos, I expect I’ll repeat this whole mess.

I got a debt collections agency that wants me and just applied to ten tech support jobs on top of that. Even got some interest for a nice paying secretary job. Part time, but still good pay. These last jokers just lost out, and I condemn them to huddle fearfully in a ditch downwind of the eternal tire fire. Such is my power.
Title: Re: Open Bar: Drinks are on the Supreme Court
Post by: T̼̞̼ͅr̳̬̤̖̱͚̮̘̜̦̦i̲̩̝͕̣̲̪v̺͇̫̯͉͖͈͖͔̺̰̣͉̟̻̫̭i̦̖Q on July 24, 2019, 04:21:56 pm
I'm wondering why we continue to employ our sales people.  "Hey, station needs thing, sell them thing"  "I'll put it in their next contract."  "They need it now or they can't do thing on air" 

"Fine I'll write something up."

Could just replace them with a web page.  WTF is wrong with them.
Title: Re: Open Bar: Drinks are on the Supreme Court
Post by: nullified on July 24, 2019, 04:51:51 pm
Up sales and convincing the uncertain.

You can sell anything via webpage, but it’s a lot harder to create a problem that only you can solve, and which conveniently you can solve right now for the low low price of your dignity, a cost that will only come due years and years from now when you realize how badly you let yourself be manipulated.

From the customer end, it opens an opportunity to wrangle deals and price cuts out of the seller. Everyone gains from having human sales people in the loop, so long as they’re verifiably sociopathic.
Title: Re: Open Bar: Drinks are on the Supreme Court
Post by: T̼̞̼ͅr̳̬̤̖̱͚̮̘̜̦̦i̲̩̝͕̣̲̪v̺͇̫̯͉͖͈͖͔̺̰̣͉̟̻̫̭i̦̖Q on July 24, 2019, 06:29:52 pm
I'm not saying any salesperson, just ours, they don't seem to like it when support gives them leads.
Title: Re: Open Bar: Drinks are on the Supreme Court
Post by: nullified on July 24, 2019, 06:45:13 pm
Ah, my mistake. Yeah, they’re defective. It sounds like you should return them to the manufacturer.
Title: Re: Open Bar: Drinks are on the Supreme Court
Post by: Magpie on July 24, 2019, 06:49:50 pm
Your salespeople would get on well with our purchasers, they hate ordering anything out of schedule. I learnt to avoid talking to them about parts after spending 45mins arguing that the part shown in the parts list, and on the production drawing was the correct part. I had to get a statement from the manufacturer that it was the right part number before he'd order it.

Title: Re: Open Bar: Drinks are on the Supreme Court
Post by: Cain on July 25, 2019, 02:21:25 pm
The bots are hammering this place hard today. Must have turned down near to 10 of them.
Title: Re: Open Bar: Drinks are on the Supreme Court
Post by: Faust on July 25, 2019, 02:45:38 pm
Yep, I have banned a few russian domains because they all seem to be coming from there
Title: Re: Open Bar: Drinks are on the Supreme Court
Post by: Cain on July 25, 2019, 02:54:21 pm
Yeah, I had three try to activate at once, all from the same IP. Hopefully that'll slow things down.
Title: Re: Open Bar: Drinks are on the Supreme Court
Post by: nullified on July 25, 2019, 10:44:23 pm
Not ready to have my meltdown (good kind) yet but watch this space.

Short story: life is weird and I might be working a dream job for more money than I ever could have hoped for from any place I applied for. Might. I don’t want to get out of hand here.* There’s hype to be had, I must admit...but...

Note: I didn't say “any other place”. I didn’t apply to this one. They didn’t have open applications on the sites I was trawling.

Also note: This is historically how I’ve gotten every job I’ve ever had: I’ve never applied to and then gotten a job.



* I will get out of hand on request, but recontainment may be impossible. Choose wisely.
Title: Re: Open Bar: Drinks are on the Supreme Court
Post by: Doktor Howl on July 26, 2019, 02:37:26 am
Yeah, I had three try to activate at once, all from the same IP. Hopefully that'll slow things down.

I've got a couple of dodgy looking ones in queue right now and I don't know enough to know if they're bots.  You mind taking a look?
Title: Re: Open Bar: Drinks are on the Supreme Court
Post by: Cain on July 26, 2019, 07:24:51 am
No problem. The first and last ones were both tagged by StopForumSpam and CleanTalk, two of the more reliable spam reporting sites in my experience.
Title: Re: Open Bar: Drinks are on the Supreme Court
Post by: Faust on July 26, 2019, 09:48:04 am
It's like a sudden change, I think they might have found an exploit for SMF to circumvent the checks:

I added an addition Human test "What is the surname of the Emperor of the United States and protector of Mexico" and the captcah appears to be working ok.

I could look at using the google captcha with the click the images thing, that one seems a bit more robust
Title: Re: Open Bar: Drinks are on the Supreme Court
Post by: Cain on July 26, 2019, 10:42:19 am
That could well be it, the exploit issue. A lot of them do look to be fairly obvious bots, so it's very possible there's an issue there
Title: Re: Open Bar: Drinks are on the Supreme Court
Post by: Fujikoma on July 26, 2019, 04:10:16 pm
I skipped over a lot, but you're right, I shouldn't give a flying fuck about people like that.
Title: Re: Open Bar: Drinks are on the Supreme Court
Post by: T̼̞̼ͅr̳̬̤̖̱͚̮̘̜̦̦i̲̩̝͕̣̲̪v̺͇̫̯͉͖͈͖͔̺̰̣͉̟̻̫̭i̦̖Q on July 27, 2019, 12:24:04 am
Does anybody have a flying monkey army?  Dude on facebook was shitting on a friend of mine because he takes medication to not want to kill himself.  Granted it was on a a third friends' wall in 2nd amendment turned abortion discussion thread, but something about it made me contemplate the upsides to torture.
Title: Re: Open Bar: Drinks are on the Supreme Court
Post by: Doktor Howl on July 27, 2019, 12:49:17 am
Well, I just banned a particularly nasty spam bot.

Faust, is there any easy way to clean this up?
Title: Re: Open Bar: Drinks are on the Supreme Court
Post by: Faust on July 27, 2019, 01:03:34 am
Its not a bot, not fully, its targetted, I will clean up from db in the morning and possibly add a pay wall to registration of 10 cents
Title: Re: Open Bar: Drinks are on the Supreme Court
Post by: Cain on July 27, 2019, 10:10:20 am
I took care of the mess.
Title: Re: Open Bar: Drinks are on the Supreme Court
Post by: Faust on July 27, 2019, 03:54:46 pm
Cheers Cain, I've added the google recaptcha but not sure if that will work, if it doesnt I will put in the irritating 10c paywall, but would like to avoid that if I can as that would put a lot of people off.
Title: Re: Open Bar: Drinks are on the Supreme Court
Post by: chaotic neutral observer on July 29, 2019, 02:35:16 pm
I decided to experiment with growing some miniature watermelons, despite this not being the best climate for it.  I put a couple planter boxes on the edge of the driveway, since it was the only place with enough light throughout the day, and my primary garden is a fair way outside the city, and I can't get out there to water often enough.

A couple days ago, I found one of the two plants had been cut off at the stem.  The leaves were intact, but the taproot was gone.  Didn't seem like cutworm damage, so I decided to blame the jackrabbits which populate the area.

To protect against future rabbit attacks, I placed a large number of bamboo skewers (pointy end up) around the plant.

I am reasonably certain this will be effective, since I have already stabbed myself in the hand twice, once hard enough to pierce the skin.  I am not a clumsy person, per se, but situational awareness is not one of my strong points.
Title: Re: Open Bar: Drinks are on the Supreme Court
Post by: nullified on July 29, 2019, 03:55:18 pm
I decided to experiment with growing some miniature watermelons, despite this not being the best climate for it.  I put a couple planter boxes on the edge of the driveway, since it was the only place with enough light throughout the day, and my primary garden is a fair way outside the city, and I can't get out there to water often enough.

A couple days ago, I found one of the two plants had been cut off at the stem.  The leaves were intact, but the taproot was gone.  Didn't seem like cutworm damage, so I decided to blame the jackrabbits which populate the area.

To protect against future rabbit attacks, I placed a large number of bamboo skewers (pointy end up) around the plant.

I am reasonably certain this will be effective, since I have already stabbed myself in the hand twice, once hard enough to pierce the skin.  I am not a clumsy person, per se, but situational awareness is not one of my strong points.

I promise you you will regret this.

You won’t know why you will regret it until it’s too late and you have regrets.

Then again, aren’t you the one with the mice? Maybe you’ll be fine after all. But your clothes won’t be.
Title: Re: Open Bar: Drinks are on the Supreme Court
Post by: Faust on July 29, 2019, 04:00:38 pm
Man found dead in punji pit, watermelon clasped in hand, stem missing, police opening lines of inquiry.
Title: Re: Open Bar: Drinks are on the Supreme Court
Post by: Cain on July 29, 2019, 06:19:13 pm
Witnesses report seeing angry jackrabbits fleeing the scene
Title: Re: Open Bar: Drinks are on the Supreme Court
Post by: The Johnny on July 29, 2019, 11:41:59 pm

I keep logging in with the option "Forever", alas, forever only lasts till i reopen my browser.

ETERNITY REJECTS ME, REEEEEEE
Title: Re: Open Bar: Drinks are on the Supreme Court
Post by: Faust on July 29, 2019, 11:45:02 pm

I keep logging in with the option "Forever", alas, forever only lasts till i reopen my browser.

ETERNITY REJECTS ME, REEEEEEE
Does your browser automatically clear cookies on closing? Do you need to allow one for here?
Title: Re: Open Bar: Drinks are on the Supreme Court
Post by: The Johnny on July 30, 2019, 07:19:16 am

I keep logging in with the option "Forever", alas, forever only lasts till i reopen my browser.

ETERNITY REJECTS ME, REEEEEEE
Does your browser automatically clear cookies on closing? Do you need to allow one for here?

It's just a bad joke, nothing to worry about, thanks tho.
Title: Re: Open Bar: Drinks are on the Supreme Court
Post by: Cain on August 01, 2019, 06:24:36 pm
First thought watching The Boys: why is Karl Urban so fucking good?

Seriously, I have never seen anything with him in that I haven't liked.
Title: Re: Open Bar: Drinks are on the Supreme Court
Post by: LMNO on August 01, 2019, 07:30:33 pm
I need to resume watching this.  For whatever, I think I've only gotten through the first 1 or 2 episodes.

[edit] The demise of Translucent was the last one I saw.
Title: Re: Open Bar: Drinks are on the Supreme Court
Post by: Cain on August 01, 2019, 08:48:55 pm
I'm on a binge, so I just breezed onto episode 4 now.

Not familiar with the source material, aside the basic premise and author, but I'm probably better off that way.
Title: Re: Open Bar: Drinks are on the Supreme Court
Post by: Doktor Howl on August 01, 2019, 09:56:55 pm
I'm on a binge, so I just breezed onto episode 4 now.

Not familiar with the source material, aside the basic premise and author, but I'm probably better off that way.


Wait.  Isn't the Boys a Garth Ennis thing?
Title: Re: Open Bar: Drinks are on the Supreme Court
Post by: Cain on August 01, 2019, 10:00:09 pm
I'm on a binge, so I just breezed onto episode 4 now.

Not familiar with the source material, aside the basic premise and author, but I'm probably better off that way.


Wait.  Isn't the Boys a Garth Ennis thing?

That's the one.

From what I understand, the TV series is a bit toned down from the comics.  Which given so far I have seen someone explode, someone have their skull crushed during sex, someone die from C4 in the rectum, several people disembowled and a dolphin get run over (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Hyi2ZYNYxNQ), is probably saying something.
Title: Re: Open Bar: Drinks are on the Supreme Court
Post by: Doktor Howl on August 01, 2019, 10:23:48 pm
I'm on a binge, so I just breezed onto episode 4 now.

Not familiar with the source material, aside the basic premise and author, but I'm probably better off that way.


Wait.  Isn't the Boys a Garth Ennis thing?

That's the one.

From what I understand, the TV series is a bit toned down from the comics.  Which given so far I have seen someone explode, someone have their skull crushed during sex, someone die from C4 in the rectum, several people disembowled and a dolphin get run over (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Hyi2ZYNYxNQ), is probably saying something.

You would really HAVE to tone down the books.  :lol:

They're funny in a "traumatized for life" kinda way.
Title: Re: Open Bar: Drinks are on the Supreme Court
Post by: Cain on August 01, 2019, 10:32:06 pm
I have to admit, I laughed maybe just a little too much at the dolphin scene.
Title: Re: Open Bar: Drinks are on the Supreme Court
Post by: Faust on August 01, 2019, 11:27:35 pm
I think if you havent read the source material it is more accessible.
I found it hard to get into the same way I found preacher hard to get into, it had to be toned back and there are some things I expect will not be in the show (x-men as a pedo cult), it's because the sense of humour is changed slightly, Seth Rogan has his own style (which I do like) but its not as mean spirited as Garth Ennis sense of humour
Title: Re: Open Bar: Drinks are on the Supreme Court
Post by: Junkenstein on August 02, 2019, 07:17:29 pm
Taken as is and ignoring the comic, it's not bad. Whoever did the casting clearly did their homework.

The bad is how much is clearly going to be changed/different. Literally every key players backstory is significantly changed. This works out well in some cases but it's also a massive shift of certain plot points, particularly some big ones. There's a bunch of reveals that aren't even possible now. I was kind of hoping they'd be more full on with it but I guess it either wouldn't have been made or the marvel and Disney lawyers induced mortal terror.

A solid 7, better pacing than preacher but it's very much it's  own thing with borrowed ideas.
Title: Re: Open Bar: Drinks are on the Supreme Court
Post by: T̼̞̼ͅr̳̬̤̖̱͚̮̘̜̦̦i̲̩̝͕̣̲̪v̺͇̫̯͉͖͈͖͔̺̰̣͉̟̻̫̭i̦̖Q on August 02, 2019, 07:56:43 pm
I couldn't get into the comic because it seemed like they were going for a gross award.  The show gives you why the gross is there early enough to not turn me away.  I'm liking it so far.

Been years though since I read the comic though.  Might check it out again.

Also, I may have laughed too much at the dolphin scene as well. That's also the last episode I saw.
Title: Re: Open Bar: Drinks are on the Supreme Court
Post by: T̼̞̼ͅr̳̬̤̖̱͚̮̘̜̦̦i̲̩̝͕̣̲̪v̺͇̫̯͉͖͈͖͔̺̰̣͉̟̻̫̭i̦̖Q on August 04, 2019, 12:05:02 am
Holy crap, so was checking on a childhood friend, mostly to see if he was alive because he had cancer when we were kids and he's a creative director at HBO. 

Whatever that means.

Pretty awesome addition to the whole still being alive thing.
Title: Re: Open Bar: Drinks are on the Supreme Court
Post by: nullified on August 04, 2019, 01:08:03 am
Creative director is the FUN job in media. You get to transform anything you get assigned into your own particular personal vision.

Okay, that’s an exaggeration. That’s only a really slight exaggeration, though.

See, you’re expected to be good at making things marketable and popular, so if you’re no good at that, people might decide you don’t get to be a creative director anymore.

But so long as you can’t be clearly blamed for failures, you get a cushy gig telling other people how to make things your way.

I’m fucking jealous.
Title: Re: Open Bar: Drinks are on the Supreme Court
Post by: T̼̞̼ͅr̳̬̤̖̱͚̮̘̜̦̦i̲̩̝͕̣̲̪v̺͇̫̯͉͖͈͖͔̺̰̣͉̟̻̫̭i̦̖Q on August 04, 2019, 01:10:20 am
Holy shitballs that's awesome. 

He must be fairly good, been there since 2006.
Title: Re: Open Bar: Drinks are on the Supreme Court
Post by: Cramulus on August 06, 2019, 06:28:34 pm
It's a few weeks old, but I wanted to share a story from my girlfriend's workplace, an elementary school.

We all know that on the last day of the D.A.R.E. program, everybody gets T-shirts they wear ironically when they inevitably start smoking pot in their teens.

This year, on the last day of school, the DARE officers handed out blue lives matter shirts.

As the day was ending, a teacher pulled the principal aside and said "You know... I don't feel remotely comfortable sending black kids home with Blue Lives Matter t-shirts, what's the deal with this?"

the Principal was like WHAT??? --- she had no idea about the shirts

so the principal RAN out to the busses, where the kids were boarding, and personally yanked all of the t-shirts out of their hands.


SORRY NOT SORRY
Title: Re: Open Bar: Drinks are on the Supreme Court
Post by: nullified on August 06, 2019, 06:32:44 pm
What a fucking horror story that is. It reminds me of the third rate Cthulhu Mythos junk where the day is saved... FOR NOW.

I forgot to mention last night on account of exhaustion, but I’ve got a job at least until Friday and quite probably thereafter. (The story goes that if your attendance isn’t garbage, you get the job. I am an hour early eternally, to anything.)

Today’s the second day.
Title: Re: Open Bar: Drinks are on the Supreme Court
Post by: Cain on August 06, 2019, 06:32:51 pm
Good on the teacher and principal. That is such bullshit, especially to pull with elementary students.
Title: Re: Open Bar: Drinks are on the Supreme Court
Post by: nullified on August 06, 2019, 06:37:01 pm
Oh and I should say, this is a tech support position, not a goddamn sales job. No commissions, no bonuses, just sanity.
Title: Re: Open Bar: Drinks are on the Supreme Court
Post by: Cramulus on August 06, 2019, 06:55:02 pm
grats on the new jorb!
Title: Re: Open Bar: Drinks are on the Supreme Court
Post by: nullified on August 06, 2019, 06:58:57 pm
Thanks! Best part is, I work nights. I get a good few hours in the extremely early hours of the day but my best work is at night by far.
Title: Re: Open Bar: Drinks are on the Supreme Court
Post by: Doktor Howl on August 06, 2019, 09:43:01 pm
Just dealt with the scrap metal dealer that carts off our aluminum, etc.

The tariffs are treating him very well, indeed.  He has an extra 15% margin, because he isn't importing shit and he has people lined up around the block.  We are both buying from and selling to him.

Which just goes to show, no matter how stupid el presidente is, someone gets paid.
Title: Re: Open Bar: Drinks are on the Supreme Court
Post by: Juana on August 08, 2019, 09:11:35 am
Lucky him.
Title: Re: Open Bar: Drinks are on the Supreme Court
Post by: Doktor Howl on August 08, 2019, 03:05:16 pm
Lucky him.

Yeah, well, it's not like he's a crook.  Or a Trumpster.  He's a recycler, and right now new raw materials are getting kinda pricey.
Title: Re: Open Bar: Drinks are on the Supreme Court
Post by: Doktor Howl on August 08, 2019, 08:34:48 pm
Unrelated:

That moment when someone has decided that you're scum or at least not to be spoken to because you didn't dribble sympathy all over someone who very publicly shat all over you when YOU were down.

:lulz:

What that tells me is that I have significantly lower intrinsic value than the other person, I don't count as much and should be flexible about things, and that I should learn to accept that.

Yeah, eat my entire arse.  Everyone involved just stopped existing.

:lulz:

Title: Re: Open Bar: Drinks are on the Supreme Court
Post by: Doktor Howl on August 08, 2019, 08:36:22 pm
Unrelated to the above unrelated comment, it is less than 100F today and I am growing concerned.
Title: Re: Open Bar: Drinks are on the Supreme Court
Post by: Juana on August 08, 2019, 08:57:20 pm
I feel you. It's supposed to be 90° here on Saturday and ????? 90° in August ? What malarkey is this?
Title: Re: Open Bar: Drinks are on the Supreme Court
Post by: Doktor Howl on August 08, 2019, 09:25:09 pm
I feel you. It's supposed to be 90° here on Saturday and ????? 90° in August ? What malarkey is this?

Also, the monsoon is potato.  Humidity is balls disgusting, but we have had maybe one inch of rain so far. 

I am not worried, though.  I expect a half a dozen hurricanes to slam into the Baja coast again this year, and that will fill our aquifers nicely.
Title: Re: Open Bar: Drinks are on the Supreme Court
Post by: Cain on August 09, 2019, 12:01:56 pm
It's quite nice here, though my sense of what is hot is off, after escaping the cooker that was my previous flat.

It can be in the high 20s (C) outside and it feels quite nice in my flat, as opposed to wanting to die constantly once the weather is above 24C, as it previously was. I think having a south-facing bedroom and a building designed for some airflow is making a significant difference.
Title: Re: Open Bar: Drinks are on the Supreme Court
Post by: Juana on August 09, 2019, 03:25:00 pm
It's quite nice here, though my sense of what is hot is off, after escaping the cooker that was my previous flat.

It can be in the high 20s (C) outside and it feels quite nice in my flat, as opposed to wanting to die constantly once the weather is above 24C, as it previously was. I think having a south-facing bedroom and a building designed for some airflow is making a significant difference.
Sounds like a good deal!!

I texted a bunch of the teachers I've subbed for before aaaand I now have four days booked and a potential long term sub gig at one of our local magnet middle schools teaching English and US history. I don't usually do long term gigs bc it's only $8 more a day in exchange for a fuck ton more work buuut I wanna teach either of these subjects and it looks good on a resume. Also, the kids at this particular magnet are tiny nerds and one Teacher Look™ is enough to wrangle them 90% of the time. The remaining 10% is still a breeze compared to pretty much any other school.
Title: Re: Open Bar: Drinks are on the Supreme Court
Post by: nullified on August 09, 2019, 08:52:55 pm
Working interview over. Paycheck acquired.

Job: acquired. Today’s training and Monday will continue it it seems!
Title: Re: Open Bar: Drinks are on the Supreme Court
Post by: Doktor Howl on August 09, 2019, 09:42:12 pm
Working interview over. Paycheck acquired.

Job: acquired. Today’s training and Monday will continue it it seems!

Excellent!  Good luck!
Title: Re: Open Bar: Drinks are on the Supreme Court
Post by: Juana on August 09, 2019, 09:52:43 pm
 :noodledance:
Title: Re: Open Bar: Drinks are on the Supreme Court
Post by: nullified on August 10, 2019, 04:02:04 am
Second call I listened in on today I ended up helping out. Basics like “how airplane mode works” and “standard WiFi network setup and nomenclature” are mystical powers to some of our reps. Fun stuff though.
Title: Re: Open Bar: Drinks are on the Supreme Court
Post by: Doktor Howl on August 10, 2019, 05:33:51 am
Second call I listened in on today I ended up helping out. Basics like “how airplane mode works” and “standard WiFi network setup and nomenclature” are mystical powers to some of our reps. Fun stuff though.

I have the same thing at work with industrial controls.  To everyone around me, they are a weird black box powered by voodoo.

I'm like "Come on, this is obvious."  Then they look at me funny and call me a damned wizard.
Title: Re: Open Bar: Drinks are on the Supreme Court
Post by: nullified on August 10, 2019, 05:36:00 am
To be fair, this was a man in the middle of nowhere, using an enterprise class modem-router-switch-WAP combo (who the fuck uses a Ubiquity for their fucking house come on) and these were people who had no idea what an Access Point was and were mystified when he said “VLAN”.
Title: Re: Open Bar: Drinks are on the Supreme Court
Post by: Doktor Howl on August 10, 2019, 05:36:35 am
To be fair, this was a man in the middle of nowhere, using an enterprise class modem-router-switch-WAP combo (who the fuck uses a Ubiquity for their fucking house come on) and these were people who had no idea what an Access Point was and were mystified when he said “VLAN”.

Half of what you said made no sense at all.

WIZARD!
Title: Re: Open Bar: Drinks are on the Supreme Court
Post by: nullified on August 10, 2019, 05:36:53 am
Oh and I should say, the customer had no fucking clue how to use his fancy expensive setup.
Title: Re: Open Bar: Drinks are on the Supreme Court
Post by: Don Coyote on August 10, 2019, 05:54:15 am
My ankle is a potato, so I might not start running again.
I've made something like $30 over the weekend off a game supplement. I MIGHT have solid leads on getting some wider distro. Just need to get past the anxiet that money causes.
I might have arthritis in my ankle, so I should be trying to up my disability with the VA  :lulz:
Title: Re: Open Bar: Drinks are on the Supreme Court
Post by: nullified on August 11, 2019, 07:53:23 pm
Dumb shit time:

With my fancy new paycheck in hand, I went to Target today and found olive green cargo pants.

Everyone who knows me knows my fashion sense tends to waver between “whatever I got on sale” and “rotting log in an old forest.” I mean, I always prefer stuff that covers my entire body and has a billion pockets, but the colors are ... variable.

But. Finally, I have a complete set of “pile of pond slime” colored clothes. Eventually I will finish this most holy color collection with “rancid meat”, that dark faded red that signifies bacon flavoring in the grocery store; and “dog poo and dead trees”, all mustard browns and dark grey-browns.

I’m extremely, pointlessly pleased, and I am gonna take that small win and run with it.
Title: Re: Open Bar: Drinks are on the Supreme Court
Post by: The Johnny on August 12, 2019, 05:02:10 am

Suicide watch: An act analogous to bird-watching, in which one watches someone commit suicide.
Title: Re: Open Bar: Drinks are on the Supreme Court
Post by: nullified on August 12, 2019, 05:49:19 am
This week is just fucking surreal. All the little things good in life, all the large things good in life. Good things in life, in general. I have the feeling I need to just start going out and meeting people every chance I get, every single time without fail I meet an interesting and useful contact.
Title: Re: Open Bar: Drinks are on the Supreme Court
Post by: Doktor Howl on August 12, 2019, 06:03:16 am
This week is just fucking surreal. All the little things good in life, all the large things good in life. Good things in life, in general. I have the feeling I need to just start going out and meeting people every chance I get, every single time without fail I meet an interesting and useful contact.

Story of my life.

I am broke more often than I would like to think about, but the world remains interesting. 
Title: Re: Open Bar: Drinks are on the Supreme Court
Post by: nullified on August 12, 2019, 06:30:24 am
So it does. I suppose some areas are better suited to some people: meeting people has the desired effect in Massachusetts, elsewhere it’s a crapshoot.
Title: Re: Open Bar: Drinks are on the Supreme Court
Post by: nullified on August 12, 2019, 09:58:40 pm
So I may have introduced an HR rep to Holy Nonsense :lulz:
Title: Re: Open Bar: Drinks are on the Supreme Court
Post by: Mangrove on August 15, 2019, 04:12:36 am
Holy fuck! Facebook killed every Yahoo discussion group and yet, the Open Bar persists.

VICTORY!!!!!!!! :pax:

Title: Re: Open Bar: Drinks are on the Supreme Court
Post by: nullified on August 15, 2019, 05:22:30 am
Holy fuck! Facebook killed every Yahoo discussion group and yet, the Open Bar persists.

VICTORY!!!!!!!! :pax:

Holy fuckballs it’s Mangrove!

By god where have you been??? How have you been??? What have you done???
Title: Re: Open Bar: Drinks are on the Supreme Court
Post by: Cain on August 15, 2019, 09:24:04 am
Holy fuck! Facebook killed every Yahoo discussion group and yet, the Open Bar persists.

VICTORY!!!!!!!! :pax:

Who do you think Facebook paid to kill Yahoo?

 8)
Title: Re: Open Bar: Drinks are on the Supreme Court
Post by: The Wizard Joseph on August 15, 2019, 12:24:53 pm
Holy fuck! Facebook killed every Yahoo discussion group and yet, the Open Bar persists.

VICTORY!!!!!!!! :pax:

Viva Discordia and welcome back!

PD. com: We are small but we are fierce
Title: Re: Open Bar: Drinks are on the Supreme Court
Post by: LMNO on August 15, 2019, 01:18:30 pm
Hello!  Good to see you around!
Title: Re: Open Bar: Drinks are on the Supreme Court
Post by: Doktor Howl on August 15, 2019, 02:35:11 pm
Holy fuck! Facebook killed every Yahoo discussion group and yet, the Open Bar persists.

VICTORY!!!!!!!! :pax:

Hey, Mang!
Title: Re: Open Bar: Drinks are on the Supreme Court
Post by: The Johnny on August 15, 2019, 02:50:35 pm
Holy fuck! Facebook killed every Yahoo discussion group and yet, the Open Bar persists.

VICTORY!!!!!!!! :pax:

Viva Discordia and welcome back!

PD. com: We are small but we are fierce

We actually just developed Stockholm's over the years.  :fnord:
Title: Re: Open Bar: Drinks are on the Supreme Court
Post by: The Wizard Joseph on August 15, 2019, 04:56:11 pm
Holy fuck! Facebook killed every Yahoo discussion group and yet, the Open Bar persists.

VICTORY!!!!!!!! :pax:

Viva Discordia and welcome back!

PD. com: We are small but we are fierce

We actually just developed Stockholm's over the years.  :fnord:

PD was briefly unreachable by my phone yesterday. I didn't freak out but I was deeply worried something had happened to it. A lot of my writings on here are not backed up anywhere else. I was struck by a vision of my life without PD. It was a much sadder life. If this is Stockholm Syndrome I don't want to be well!
Title: Re: Open Bar: Drinks are on the Supreme Court
Post by: Cramulus on August 15, 2019, 07:04:34 pm
HI MANGROVE!! :wave:

Title: Re: Open Bar: Drinks are on the Supreme Court
Post by: Frontside Back on August 15, 2019, 07:28:52 pm
Who's mangrove?
Title: Re: Open Bar: Drinks are on the Supreme Court
Post by: Chelagoras The Boulder on August 15, 2019, 07:35:34 pm
Welcome back, Person I'm Only Half Certain I Remember Interacting With!

so i'm half wanting to vent and half wanting some help with this. There's a dude i know through my Rocky Horror troupe, and i swear this guy is one red hat away from being a goddamn Nazi. His posts are a constant stream of the kind of cringy edgelord shit that was funny in middle school. I finally had to talk to him about keeping his Nazi jokes out of our RH group chat(which is basically a bunch of Rocky horror peeps posting memes about cheese) and he started pouting about how he should be able to make nazi jokes wherever he wants, and how Nazis aren't really a threat to anyone because the left just CALLS everyone they don't like a Nazi, and then just withdrew and kept making his shit jokes elsewhere. I'm wondering if its worth fucking with this guy or just blocking him from my social media life. One of my friends is his ex, says that hes always like this and this is exactly why she holds him in disdain, but the energy and possible intergroup drama this might cause might not be worth the headache. Thoughts?
Title: Re: Open Bar: Drinks are on the Supreme Court
Post by: Cramulus on August 15, 2019, 07:58:51 pm
speaking as someone who doesn't have to hang out with him in any capacity, I say poke & provoke until allllll the true colors come out.

we have to stop letting assholes feel welcome in shared spaces

we have to stop ceding ground


I'll remind you that MANY Facebook groups (like most of the Discordian Societies and, to varying degree, the Robert Anton Wilson Fan group) went directly into the shitter in 2015. During this time, we watched ironic horribleness gradually transition into authentic horribleness. People said shitty things and then acted like any negative response was just special snowflake oversensitivity. Fuck all that noise and the horse it rode in on.

Title: Re: Open Bar: Drinks are on the Supreme Court
Post by: LMNO on August 15, 2019, 08:18:28 pm
If he's not part of the troupe or social media group anymore, let him go.  You won't convince him.

If he is still part of the "shared space" as Cram says, then call him out whenever he does shitty things.
Title: Re: Open Bar: Drinks are on the Supreme Court
Post by: Doktor Howl on August 15, 2019, 08:31:06 pm
Welcome back, Person I'm Only Half Certain I Remember Interacting With!

so i'm half wanting to vent and half wanting some help with this. There's a dude i know through my Rocky Horror troupe, and i swear this guy is one red hat away from being a goddamn Nazi. His posts are a constant stream of the kind of cringy edgelord shit that was funny in middle school. I finally had to talk to him about keeping his Nazi jokes out of our RH group chat(which is basically a bunch of Rocky horror peeps posting memes about cheese) and he started pouting about how he should be able to make nazi jokes wherever he wants, and how Nazis aren't really a threat to anyone because the left just CALLS everyone they don't like a Nazi, and then just withdrew and kept making his shit jokes elsewhere. I'm wondering if its worth fucking with this guy or just blocking him from my social media life. One of my friends is his ex, says that hes always like this and this is exactly why she holds him in disdain, but the energy and possible intergroup drama this might cause might not be worth the headache. Thoughts?

MAKE A FUCKER BOUNCE.
Title: Re: Open Bar: Drinks are on the Supreme Court
Post by: The Johnny on August 15, 2019, 11:10:56 pm
Welcome back, Person I'm Only Half Certain I Remember Interacting With!

so i'm half wanting to vent and half wanting some help with this. There's a dude i know through my Rocky Horror troupe, and i swear this guy is one red hat away from being a goddamn Nazi. His posts are a constant stream of the kind of cringy edgelord shit that was funny in middle school. I finally had to talk to him about keeping his Nazi jokes out of our RH group chat(which is basically a bunch of Rocky horror peeps posting memes about cheese) and he started pouting about how he should be able to make nazi jokes wherever he wants, and how Nazis aren't really a threat to anyone because the left just CALLS everyone they don't like a Nazi, and then just withdrew and kept making his shit jokes elsewhere. I'm wondering if its worth fucking with this guy or just blocking him from my social media life. One of my friends is his ex, says that hes always like this and this is exactly why she holds him in disdain, but the energy and possible intergroup drama this might cause might not be worth the headache. Thoughts?

I think you should apologize for infringing on his freedom of expression and ask him to rejoin the group; that you just had a bad hysterical moment and were being intolerant.  :fnord:

Ok, but seriously now, you're asking the discordian choir, its always good to harass nazis if theres no imminent danger from it.
Title: Re: Open Bar: Drinks are on the Supreme Court
Post by: Chelagoras The Boulder on August 15, 2019, 11:28:09 pm
Fair enough. Who else wants a piece of this? i can only harass him so many hours of the day, plus i have a hunch he may have sockpuppets.
Title: Re: Open Bar: Drinks are on the Supreme Court
Post by: Doktor Howl on August 15, 2019, 11:42:40 pm
Fair enough. Who else wants a piece of this? i can only harass him so many hours of the day, plus i have a hunch he may have sockpuppets.

This kid.
Title: Re: Open Bar: Drinks are on the Supreme Court
Post by: nullified on August 17, 2019, 05:59:36 am
First week of work over. Verdict: I love this fucking job. Weird to say about mid to low tier customer service (we aren’t even trusted with our own goddamn emails) but also true. It’s satisfying work with lots of weird fucking puzzles to solve. It’s focused on being nice to people. It’s good shit.

Edit: there is no weirder feeling than end of day Friday, get off a call with a customer, look expectantly at the queue, and... the lines are closed. “What do you mean it’s midnight this is bullshit” while everyone else is like “no I’m fucking out of here”.
Title: Re: Open Bar: Drinks are on the Supreme Court
Post by: Hoopla! on August 19, 2019, 10:00:51 pm
Holy fuck! Facebook killed every Yahoo discussion group and yet, the Open Bar persists.

VICTORY!!!!!!!! :pax:

OMG it's Mangrove.... there is something in the water recently.

Good to see you again old friend!
Title: Re: Open Bar: Drinks are on the Supreme Court
Post by: Doktor Howl on August 20, 2019, 03:59:58 pm
Well, the Roy Bean account is disabled, having been reported by one of my stalkers as a fake name.

This really is kind of pathetic.  What kind of loser do you have to be, to be a perpetual snitch?   :lulz:
Title: Re: Open Bar: Drinks are on the Supreme Court
Post by: Cain on August 20, 2019, 04:05:16 pm
Not to mention Roy Bean is a very real name. It's just not yours.
Title: Re: Open Bar: Drinks are on the Supreme Court
Post by: Doktor Howl on August 20, 2019, 04:06:41 pm
Not to mention Roy Bean is a very real name. It's just not yours.

Meh, the account has been reported 4 times in two days, and I finally wasn't able to convince Zucc's robots that it was real.  Someone is my NUMBER ONE FAN!  :lulz:

This seems to be personal.  Whomever it is really hates me.

Good.
Title: Re: Open Bar: Drinks are on the Supreme Court
Post by: Mangrove on August 21, 2019, 03:50:40 am
Hey Guys!

Well, I gotta say I am really glad this place is still here. I haven't been involved in any forums for a very long time and a few nights ago I had this urge to check in and see if PD was still around or whether it was another Facebook induced wasteland.

And of course, having checked to see if PD still had I pulse, I went over to MysticWicks. No, I really truly did.  :lulz: It's as bad as you think it is, only with less people.

Biographical round up:

My business died circa 2015. I work in a Doctor's office. Mrs Mang' & I are on grandchild #3. I met Chick Corea in Albany (but only to irritate LMNO). A tree fell on our house 30th Oct 2016 and we got into a war with State Farm insurance (terrible company. Shun them at all costs). I still do not own a cell phone or a driver's license. I am running out of space to put all my books. I don't read/watch/listen to much news, so I am thoroughly out of the loop as far as pop culture goes. (Though I did hear that a game show host is running the country??)

What's everyone been up to?

Mang'.





 
Title: Re: Open Bar: Drinks are on the Supreme Court
Post by: nullified on August 21, 2019, 05:32:28 am
Oh dear.

If you don’t already know the whole story on Trump, become educated on it. It is worse than the tabloids could come up with. It makes the most rabid, feverish ideas surrounding political figures you’ve ever heard of sound positively mild.

Also, there are literal no shit neo-Nazis running in gangs from city to city, holding “free speech rallies” that are a thinly veiled excuse to be publicly racist; beat up leftists, women, lgbt folks and non-whites; and occasionally kill people. They end up outnumbered and humiliated most times.

You’re out there missing the end of the world, Mang!
Title: Re: Open Bar: Drinks are on the Supreme Court
Post by: Cramulus on August 21, 2019, 01:48:26 pm
What did your house do to piss off that tree?? ye probably deserved it.

It's always great to see you around here, Mangrove. What kinda stuff have you been reading?

It's funny how this place feels calm and quiet in comparison to facebook. Like, facebook is the crowded night club, this place is a dive bar where you can hear each other talk.
Title: Re: Open Bar: Drinks are on the Supreme Court
Post by: Hoopla! on August 21, 2019, 03:01:27 pm
What did your house do to piss off that tree?? ye probably deserved it.

It's always great to see you around here, Mangrove. What kinda stuff have you been reading?

It's funny how this place feels calm and quiet in comparison to facebook. Like, facebook is the crowded night club, this place is a dive bar where you can hear each other talk.

Excuse me, we are the old leather queen bar with Disco Strangler by the Eagles playing on the Wurlitzer Zodiac jukebox.
Title: Re: Open Bar: Drinks are on the Supreme Court
Post by: LMNO on August 21, 2019, 07:35:51 pm
YES
Title: Re: Open Bar: Drinks are on the Supreme Court
Post by: Chelagoras The Boulder on August 21, 2019, 11:40:20 pm
So update on that dude I was talking about. I've been looking for a post that's worth ragging on, but I can't really find one? Like it seems like he's toned it down. I can't find a post of his that wouldn't fit in, well, HERE, TBH. I'm kinda hoping he's learned something rather than just gotten clever about how openly he can be a shitbag.
Title: Re: Open Bar: Drinks are on the Supreme Court
Post by: nullified on August 22, 2019, 01:07:58 am
Thing with me and work: I always go above and beyond. User WiFi problems are not our problem, but this guy had a brand new router I had personally dealt with for years, and was incredibly familiar with. So I stepped in and started walking him through the steps.

And stopped.

The basic fucking settings like the checkbox for “radio” (e.g. disabling the 5GHz band) aren’t there. Verizon sandboxed the whole fucking firmware into kindergarten mode.

So I told him to call them and yell over and over “Disable 5G” until hung up on or success. It’s dirty pool, but they already told him they “couldn’t” do it which is fucking lies and horseshit, and they stopped him from doing it himself, so fuck them.
Title: Re: Open Bar: Drinks are on the Supreme Court
Post by: chaotic neutral observer on August 22, 2019, 02:39:42 am
Overheard:  "If there's anyone you like well enough to work with, but dislike enough to have them work here, please let me know."
Title: Re: Open Bar: Drinks are on the Supreme Court
Post by: Mangrove on August 22, 2019, 03:59:38 am
Oh dear.

If you don’t already know the whole story on Trump, become educated on it. It is worse than the tabloids could come up with. It makes the most rabid, feverish ideas surrounding political figures you’ve ever heard of sound positively mild.

Also, there are literal no shit neo-Nazis running in gangs from city to city, holding “free speech rallies” that are a thinly veiled excuse to be publicly racist; beat up leftists, women, lgbt folks and non-whites; and occasionally kill people. They end up outnumbered and humiliated most times.

You’re out there missing the end of the world, Mang!

Trump? Shit. I was hoping it was Bob Barker from the Price Is Right.

Ok, so I might have exaggerated my media blackout.... :lol: But I am keeping a low intake. Right after the election I put a ban on political discussion in the house. I was upstairs noodling around on my saxophone and all I could hear from downstairs was the 'Charlie Brown cartoon teacher's voices' only more aggressive. It was wrecking my ability to focus on my practice. Anyway,  it's Mrs Mang' and her Fox addicted ex yammering on about the election. So I walked downstairs and yelled "EVERYBODY SHUT THE FUCK UP. I AM NOT GOING TO LISTEN TO THIS SHIT IN MY HOUSE FOR FOUR YEARS, ESPECIALLY OVER MY FOOD!!!!. Because no one was expecting me to stroll downstairs and flip out, it had the desired effect. Thus minimal Trump mentions and Mrs Mang' gave up watching the news because it was making her anxious and nauseous. She feels better and I don't have to listen to the microscopic analysis of every last molecule of McDonald's grease he happens to deposit onto his phone. I hope it's McDonald's grease....







Title: Re: Open Bar: Drinks are on the Supreme Court
Post by: Mangrove on August 22, 2019, 04:12:03 am
What did your house do to piss off that tree?? ye probably deserved it.

It's always great to see you around here, Mangrove. What kinda stuff have you been reading?

It's funny how this place feels calm and quiet in comparison to facebook. Like, facebook is the crowded night club, this place is a dive bar where you can hear each other talk.

Well, the rather hefty White Oak that poked holes in our living room and partially squished our car had a couple of things not in it's favor. Connecticut was ravaged by Gypsy Moths for about 3 summers and we had to get hooked up to the town sewer system. The grinder pump (I know, sounds like something else) was placed near to the tree and a number of people have suggested that the root system was probably compromised from that. Add in crap loads of rain, soft ground and strong winds and presto, it's 1:30am and it sounds like the whole fucking neighborhood went boom. Tree down, no power and water is running down the walls in the living room. Did we deserve it? Possibly?

That was Oct 30th 2017. We got the roof fixed before Xmas but the inside living room damage was on hold til 2 weeks ago after an expensive and protracted slug fest with State Farm. Currently Mrs & Mang and I are living out of the kitchen and one of the downstairs bedrooms while the living room is gutted and re-done.
Title: Re: Open Bar: Drinks are on the Supreme Court
Post by: Cain on August 22, 2019, 12:59:46 pm
Oh dear.

If you don’t already know the whole story on Trump, become educated on it. It is worse than the tabloids could come up with. It makes the most rabid, feverish ideas surrounding political figures you’ve ever heard of sound positively mild.

Also, there are literal no shit neo-Nazis running in gangs from city to city, holding “free speech rallies” that are a thinly veiled excuse to be publicly racist; beat up leftists, women, lgbt folks and non-whites; and occasionally kill people. They end up outnumbered and humiliated most times.

You’re out there missing the end of the world, Mang!

Trump? Shit. I was hoping it was Bob Barker from the Price Is Right.

Ok, so I might have exaggerated my media blackout.... :lol: But I am keeping a low intake. Right after the election I put a ban on political discussion in the house. I was upstairs noodling around on my saxophone and all I could hear from downstairs was the 'Charlie Brown cartoon teacher's voices' only more aggressive. It was wrecking my ability to focus on my practice. Anyway,  it's Mrs Mang' and her Fox addicted ex yammering on about the election. So I walked downstairs and yelled "EVERYBODY SHUT THE FUCK UP. I AM NOT GOING TO LISTEN TO THIS SHIT IN MY HOUSE FOR FOUR YEARS, ESPECIALLY OVER MY FOOD!!!!. Because no one was expecting me to stroll downstairs and flip out, it had the desired effect. Thus minimal Trump mentions and Mrs Mang' gave up watching the news because it was making her anxious and nauseous. She feels better and I don't have to listen to the microscopic analysis of every last molecule of McDonald's grease he happens to deposit onto his phone. I hope it's McDonald's grease....

Hamberder grease is best grease
Title: Re: Open Bar: Drinks are on the Supreme Court
Post by: Al Qədic on August 22, 2019, 10:14:51 pm
That was Oct 30th 2017. We got the roof fixed before Xmas but the inside living room damage was on hold til 2 weeks ago after an expensive and protracted slug fest with State Farm. Currently Mrs & Mang and I are living out of the kitchen and one of the downstairs bedrooms while the living room is gutted and re-done.


Probably a weird time for me to butt in--howdy stranger whose name I vaguely recall from looking at old threads!--but I can't not comment on the fact that the day a tree goes whump in your house is the same day my Marine-serving cancer-surviving grandfather died.


In any case, glad to see another old face pop up again. Hope your summer's been good!
Coincidences are weird like that, ain't they? :horrormirth:
Title: Re: Open Bar: Drinks are on the Supreme Court
Post by: Mangrove on August 23, 2019, 04:18:13 am
Oh dear.

If you don’t already know the whole story on Trump, become educated on it. It is worse than the tabloids could come up with. It makes the most rabid, feverish ideas surrounding political figures you’ve ever heard of sound positively mild.

Also, there are literal no shit neo-Nazis running in gangs from city to city, holding “free speech rallies” that are a thinly veiled excuse to be publicly racist; beat up leftists, women, lgbt folks and non-whites; and occasionally kill people. They end up outnumbered and humiliated most times.

You’re out there missing the end of the world, Mang!

Trump? Shit. I was hoping it was Bob Barker from the Price Is Right.

Ok, so I might have exaggerated my media blackout.... :lol: But I am keeping a low intake. Right after the election I put a ban on political discussion in the house. I was upstairs noodling around on my saxophone and all I could hear from downstairs was the 'Charlie Brown cartoon teacher's voices' only more aggressive. It was wrecking my ability to focus on my practice. Anyway,  it's Mrs Mang' and her Fox addicted ex yammering on about the election. So I walked downstairs and yelled "EVERYBODY SHUT THE FUCK UP. I AM NOT GOING TO LISTEN TO THIS SHIT IN MY HOUSE FOR FOUR YEARS, ESPECIALLY OVER MY FOOD!!!!. Because no one was expecting me to stroll downstairs and flip out, it had the desired effect. Thus minimal Trump mentions and Mrs Mang' gave up watching the news because it was making her anxious and nauseous. She feels better and I don't have to listen to the microscopic analysis of every last molecule of McDonald's grease he happens to deposit onto his phone. I hope it's McDonald's grease....

Hamberder grease is best grease

Grease is the word, is the word, is the word that you heard
It's got a groove, it's got a meaning
Grease is the time, is the place, is the motion
Grease is the way we are feeling

Title: Re: Open Bar: Drinks are on the Supreme Court
Post by: Mangrove on August 23, 2019, 04:29:55 am
That was Oct 30th 2017. We got the roof fixed before Xmas but the inside living room damage was on hold til 2 weeks ago after an expensive and protracted slug fest with State Farm. Currently Mrs & Mang and I are living out of the kitchen and one of the downstairs bedrooms while the living room is gutted and re-done.


Probably a weird time for me to butt in--howdy stranger whose name I vaguely recall from looking at old threads!--but I can't not comment on the fact that the day a tree goes whump in your house is the same day my Marine-serving cancer-surviving grandfather died.


In any case, glad to see another old face pop up again. Hope your summer's been good!
Coincidences are weird like that, ain't they? :horrormirth:

Sorry for your loss.  :sad:

All our tree damage was fixable and no one got hurt, so we tended to focus on that. Plus, when the house got hit, it was around the time of all the crazy storms in Texas and Puerto Rico. Our town was without power for a few days. Whenever white privilege rage sprang up (it is small town, Connecticut after all) we were like "Well it's not Texas or P.Rico so, stop yer bitchin'". We didn't lose anything important like people or livelihoods or safety etc.


Title: Re: Open Bar: Drinks are on the Supreme Court
Post by: Hoopla! on August 23, 2019, 04:48:34 am
Oh dear.

If you don’t already know the whole story on Trump, become educated on it. It is worse than the tabloids could come up with. It makes the most rabid, feverish ideas surrounding political figures you’ve ever heard of sound positively mild.

Also, there are literal no shit neo-Nazis running in gangs from city to city, holding “free speech rallies” that are a thinly veiled excuse to be publicly racist; beat up leftists, women, lgbt folks and non-whites; and occasionally kill people. They end up outnumbered and humiliated most times.

You’re out there missing the end of the world, Mang!

Trump? Shit. I was hoping it was Bob Barker from the Price Is Right.

Ok, so I might have exaggerated my media blackout.... :lol: But I am keeping a low intake. Right after the election I put a ban on political discussion in the house. I was upstairs noodling around on my saxophone and all I could hear from downstairs was the 'Charlie Brown cartoon teacher's voices' only more aggressive. It was wrecking my ability to focus on my practice. Anyway,  it's Mrs Mang' and her Fox addicted ex yammering on about the election. So I walked downstairs and yelled "EVERYBODY SHUT THE FUCK UP. I AM NOT GOING TO LISTEN TO THIS SHIT IN MY HOUSE FOR FOUR YEARS, ESPECIALLY OVER MY FOOD!!!!. Because no one was expecting me to stroll downstairs and flip out, it had the desired effect. Thus minimal Trump mentions and Mrs Mang' gave up watching the news because it was making her anxious and nauseous. She feels better and I don't have to listen to the microscopic analysis of every last molecule of McDonald's grease he happens to deposit onto his phone. I hope it's McDonald's grease....

Hamberder grease is best grease

Grease is the word, is the word, is the word that you heard
It's got a groove, it's got a meaning
Grease is the time, is the place, is the motion
Grease is the way we are feeling

best song from that movie

not even in the original play
Title: Re: Open Bar: Drinks are on the Supreme Court
Post by: Doktor Howl on August 23, 2019, 08:45:23 pm
You try to warn people of the obvious, but they do not listen.

https://www.apnews.com/a5f4c5fac71f42438a0228dee7c93b45
Title: Re: Open Bar: Drinks are on the Supreme Court
Post by: Hoopla! on August 23, 2019, 09:39:17 pm
You try to warn people of the obvious, but they do not listen.

https://www.apnews.com/a5f4c5fac71f42438a0228dee7c93b45

“But they insisted. They went ahead,” she said.

I like that the first hikers needed help an hour after they started.

Who starts a hike at the hottest time of the day?
Title: Re: Open Bar: Drinks are on the Supreme Court
Post by: Doktor Howl on August 23, 2019, 09:40:43 pm
You try to warn people of the obvious, but they do not listen.

https://www.apnews.com/a5f4c5fac71f42438a0228dee7c93b45

“But they insisted. They went ahead,” she said.

I like that the first hikers needed help an hour after they started.

Who starts a hike at the hottest time of the day?

People who also don't bring enough water.

That area is among the most dangerous in Arizona, alongside maybe the Catalina mountains.
Title: Re: Open Bar: Drinks are on the Supreme Court
Post by: Hoopla! on August 23, 2019, 09:42:32 pm
You try to warn people of the obvious, but they do not listen.

https://www.apnews.com/a5f4c5fac71f42438a0228dee7c93b45

“But they insisted. They went ahead,” she said.

I like that the first hikers needed help an hour after they started.

Who starts a hike at the hottest time of the day?

People who also don't bring enough water.

That area is among the most dangerous in Arizona, alongside maybe the Catalina mountains.

I hope it was fucking Blood Meridian for them.
Title: Re: Open Bar: Drinks are on the Supreme Court
Post by: nullified on August 23, 2019, 11:54:51 pm
A lesson I learned: if you think you have enough water for whatever you’re doing, BRING MORE.
Title: Re: Open Bar: Drinks are on the Supreme Court
Post by: The Johnny on August 24, 2019, 01:38:08 am
So, I was in my kitchen and i saw a group of 10 disenfranchised ants aimlessly running around, and it made me think of the Amazon forests burning with all the species dying out, and it made me really sad.

So i made a small house for them out of some cardboard packaging.

Now they're my tenants.
Title: Re: Open Bar: Drinks are on the Supreme Court
Post by: Doktor Howl on August 24, 2019, 05:27:38 am
So, I was in my kitchen and i saw a group of 10 disenfranchised ants aimlessly running around, and it made me think of the Amazon forests burning with all the species dying out, and it made me really sad.

So i made a small house for them out of some cardboard packaging.

Now they're my tenants.

Ants just wanna clean up your mess.  So we poison them.
Title: Re: Open Bar: Drinks are on the Supreme Court
Post by: Doktor Howl on August 24, 2019, 05:28:41 am
A lesson I learned: if you think you have enough water for whatever you’re doing, BRING MORE.

I tell people who need to drive through this region (The Sonoran Desert) to bring no less than 5 gallons per person, in the trunk.  And some pedialite pixie sticks.
Title: Re: Open Bar: Drinks are on the Supreme Court
Post by: nullified on August 24, 2019, 05:40:46 am
I have done airsoft in Florida, and that was with a 5L Camelbak in my backpack. I still nearly collapsed by the end. Yeah, sure, I was lugging the 10lb LMG and a 4lb light rifle in an infiltration game, but I had to be dragged off the field, the water carrier totally empty, after three hours. This was a Florida spring.

I sit in a Boston office all day taking calls and go through 3 liters a day, immobile.

You never have enough water. You’re made of the shit and your body is very efficient at cycling the old water out for the new.
Title: Re: Open Bar: Drinks are on the Supreme Court
Post by: The Johnny on August 24, 2019, 06:24:00 am
So, I was in my kitchen and i saw a group of 10 disenfranchised ants aimlessly running around, and it made me think of the Amazon forests burning with all the species dying out, and it made me really sad.

So i made a small house for them out of some cardboard packaging.

Now they're my tenants.

Ants just wanna clean up your mess.  So we poison them.

RWHN's puns were of way less quality than this and they got acknowledged with rage, now I gotta rethink my entire life.  :sad:
Title: Re: Open Bar: Drinks are on the Supreme Court
Post by: nullified on August 24, 2019, 06:32:55 am
You fucking cutthroat bastard I didn’t even spot it. You slipped that under my goddamned radar.

You can’t see it from where you’re at but I want you to know I’m foaming at the mouth and turning luminous red. If my eyeballs could light fires there would be a swath of unquenchable flames from Boston to Texas, where the little border wall that could would reflect my blazing gaze right back on Massachusetts.

Howl might get to laugh, but LMNO and QGP would be baked into the void itself. And that’s awful.

Feel bad, Johnny, for this impossible hypothetical series of events.



(Does that help?)
Title: Re: Open Bar: Drinks are on the Supreme Court
Post by: The Johnny on August 24, 2019, 06:48:00 am

 Yes, yes it does :lol:
Title: Re: Open Bar: Drinks are on the Supreme Court
Post by: Cain on August 24, 2019, 11:35:00 am
In the Sechura desert we could get away with 4 gallons per person, but only because it's winter and the sea brings the temperature down considerably. And that there are enough settlements to pick up additional water (or, more likely, Inca Kola) along the way.

Still drier than Satan's bunghole, though.
Title: Re: Open Bar: Drinks are on the Supreme Court
Post by: Don Coyote on August 24, 2019, 07:49:17 pm
So, I was in my kitchen and i saw a group of 10 disenfranchised ants aimlessly running around, and it made me think of the Amazon forests burning with all the species dying out, and it made me really sad.

So i made a small house for them out of some cardboard packaging.

Now they're my tenants.

Ants just wanna clean up your mess.  So we poison them.

RWHN's puns were of way less quality than this and they got acknowledged with rage, now I gotta rethink my entire life.  :sad:
I am the slow and tired
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Title: Re: Open Bar: Drinks are on the Supreme Court
Post by: Doktor Howl on August 26, 2019, 04:58:33 am
So, I was in my kitchen and i saw a group of 10 disenfranchised ants aimlessly running around, and it made me think of the Amazon forests burning with all the species dying out, and it made me really sad.

So i made a small house for them out of some cardboard packaging.

Now they're my tenants.

Ants just wanna clean up your mess.  So we poison them.

RWHN's puns were of way less quality than this and they got acknowledged with rage, now I gotta rethink my entire life.  :sad:

I didn't notice the pun until you pointed it out, and now my quality of life is measurably lower.
Title: Re: Open Bar: Drinks are on the Supreme Court
Post by: nullified on August 26, 2019, 05:24:05 am
In other news, the “You have 3 messages in your inbox” newsfeed catches me again, for ten minutes on the train. I was distracted, okay?
Title: Re: Open Bar: Drinks are on the Supreme Court
Post by: nullified on August 26, 2019, 06:37:52 am
Also in other news I just remembered a thing I said today. Presented without context:

“Cherries are the peaches of Satan. You can tell because they’re red like communism and the gays love 'em.”
Title: Re: Open Bar: Drinks are on the Supreme Court
Post by: Cain on August 26, 2019, 01:30:52 pm
In other news, the “You have 3 messages in your inbox” newsfeed catches me again, for ten minutes on the train. I was distracted, okay?

I'm undeniably proud of that one and the (sadly long since dead) "fly walking across the screen" gif
Title: Re: Open Bar: Drinks are on the Supreme Court
Post by: nullified on August 26, 2019, 05:27:50 pm
God I miss the fly. It never got me, but it always gave me a chuckle.
Title: Re: Open Bar: Drinks are on the Supreme Court
Post by: Doktor Howl on August 28, 2019, 04:57:21 pm
I just want to remind everyone that Devo II happened and was a thing.
Title: Re: Open Bar: Drinks are on the Supreme Court
Post by: Cain on August 28, 2019, 10:00:51 pm
We seem to have pissed off some Indonesian spammers today.

I've blocked emails from 4 different domains, all of which come from the aforementioned country.
Title: Re: Open Bar: Drinks are on the Supreme Court
Post by: Doktor Howl on August 28, 2019, 10:59:14 pm
We seem to have pissed off some Indonesian spammers today.

I've blocked emails from 4 different domains, all of which come from the aforementioned country.

Yeah, I saw the one after the one I told you about.  I was reasonably sure it wouldn't get by you.   :lulz:
Title: Re: Open Bar: Drinks are on the Supreme Court
Post by: Faust on August 28, 2019, 11:11:18 pm
We seem to have pissed off some Indonesian spammers today.

I've blocked emails from 4 different domains, all of which come from the aforementioned country.

The Google captcha helped a bit but they are still getting through
Title: Re: Open Bar: Drinks are on the Supreme Court
Post by: Cain on August 28, 2019, 11:52:17 pm
We seem to have pissed off some Indonesian spammers today.

I've blocked emails from 4 different domains, all of which come from the aforementioned country.

Yeah, I saw the one after the one I told you about.  I was reasonably sure it wouldn't get by you.   :lulz:

You mean bestcoffeshop.com isn't a legitimate email address?!

We seem to have pissed off some Indonesian spammers today.

I've blocked emails from 4 different domains, all of which come from the aforementioned country.

The Google captcha helped a bit but they are still getting through

Yeah, it's definitely reduced them, we just seem to be having a weirdly active day on that front
Title: Re: Open Bar: Drinks are on the Supreme Court
Post by: The Johnny on August 30, 2019, 10:19:41 am


Quote
Carl Friedrich "Totalitarian dictatorship and autocracy"

"To envisage what this technological advance means in terms of political control, one has only to think of the weapons field.

The Constitution of the United States guarantees to every citizen the right to bear arms (fourth amendment). In the days of the Minutemen, this was a very important right, and the freedom of the citizen was indeed symbolized by the gun over the hearth, as it is in Switzerland to this day.

But who can "bear" such arms as a tank, a bomber, or a flamethrower, let alone an atom bomb? The citizen as an individual, and indeed in larger groups, is simply defenseless against the overwhelming technological superiority of those who can centralize in their hands the means with which to wield modern weapons and thereby physically to coerce the mass of the citizenry."
(p. 24)

Shout out to the person that recommended this author
Title: Re: Open Bar: Drinks are on the Supreme Court
Post by: Cain on August 30, 2019, 10:25:20 am
Whoever that was sounds like a giant nerd who hates FREEDOM
Title: Re: Open Bar: Drinks are on the Supreme Court
Post by: Don Coyote on August 31, 2019, 06:51:29 pm
Whoever that was sounds like a giant nerd who hates FREEDOM

I can't hear you over the BRRRRRRRTTTTT of based Warthog.
Title: Re: Open Bar: Drinks are on the Supreme Court
Post by: Q. G. Pennyworth on September 01, 2019, 01:28:50 pm
Not dead not arrested
Title: Re: Open Bar: Drinks are on the Supreme Court
Post by: The Wizard Joseph on September 01, 2019, 02:11:51 pm
Not dead not arrested

 :monkeydance:
Title: Re: Open Bar: Drinks are on the Supreme Court
Post by: chaotic neutral observer on September 01, 2019, 02:15:42 pm
Not dead not arrested
Two out of three ain't bad.
Title: Re: Open Bar: Drinks are on the Supreme Court
Post by: Hoopla! on September 03, 2019, 11:16:10 pm
I’m in Rome.

Anyone need anything?
Title: Re: Open Bar: Drinks are on the Supreme Court
Post by: Doktor Howl on September 04, 2019, 12:48:06 am
I’m in Rome.

Anyone need anything?

Yeah, we could use a half-dozen Brutuses.  (Brutii?)
Title: Re: Open Bar: Drinks are on the Supreme Court
Post by: Cain on September 04, 2019, 12:56:44 am
I’m in Rome.

Anyone need anything?

If you could bring back the Trevi Fountain, that'd be great.
Title: Re: Open Bar: Drinks are on the Supreme Court
Post by: chaotic neutral observer on September 04, 2019, 01:16:46 am
I’m in Rome.

Anyone need anything?

If you pass near the Vatican, I could use some fresh holy relics.  Most of the holy has worn off my current set.  No femurs, please.
Title: Re: Open Bar: Drinks are on the Supreme Court
Post by: nullified on September 04, 2019, 05:45:46 am
Bring me one Roman legionnaire. I need it for a friend.
Title: Re: Open Bar: Drinks are on the Supreme Court
Post by: LMNO on September 04, 2019, 06:15:13 am
Real olive oil, thanks. Some Colatura or Garam would be great.
Title: Re: Open Bar: Drinks are on the Supreme Court
Post by: LMNO on September 04, 2019, 06:16:29 am
Hey, which one of youse wrote the psychohistory of New Bedford, again?

Weirdly enough, I think it’s relevant to something on FB.
Title: Re: Open Bar: Drinks are on the Supreme Court
Post by: Cain on September 05, 2019, 09:27:08 pm
Just FYI, for all spambots I'm now putting sitewide bans on their email provider if they're not using a legit one.

So obviously gmail, yahoo etc are fine, but if someone signs up with say, an @seogreatspam.dprk address, everyone signing up with that address will get banned. Yes, I google them before I approve, so I know if the email is from a legit provider or not.
Title: Re: Open Bar: Drinks are on the Supreme Court
Post by: nullified on September 05, 2019, 09:31:17 pm
Good to know. I’ll make sure my spambots are all using stolen Gmail addresses from now on.

More seriously, thanks for keeping the shit out of here, every forum I know is packed with trash and spam now, if it’s even alive.
Title: Re: Open Bar: Drinks are on the Supreme Court
Post by: Cain on September 05, 2019, 10:42:29 pm
Yeah, I hope the extreme measures will cause an overall drop in traffic. A few years ago there were quite a few gmail addresses being used, but it seems Google woke up and took care of business.
Title: Re: Open Bar: Drinks are on the Supreme Court
Post by: nullified on September 06, 2019, 01:16:27 am
In other news, I got sick today and my boss told me to leave. I was sure I could push through but I was on the decline bad. Now I’m home so to speak and I feel as if I have had my bones surgically removed to make room for mild nausea. So I’m going to pass out and hope tomorrow is less bad.
Title: Re: Open Bar: Drinks are on the Supreme Court
Post by: Cain on September 06, 2019, 06:21:47 am
There's definitely something going around. I spent the last two days feeling pretty uncomfortable myself.
Title: Re: Open Bar: Drinks are on the Supreme Court
Post by: The Johnny on September 06, 2019, 09:03:39 am

I'm 100% not superstitious, but there's some bad/tense energy going around since about 2 days ago
Title: Re: Open Bar: Drinks are on the Supreme Court
Post by: Cain on September 06, 2019, 10:56:28 am
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Title: Re: Open Bar: Drinks are on the Supreme Court
Post by: The Johnny on September 06, 2019, 12:30:56 pm

Uranus is retrograded  :bunny:
Title: Re: Open Bar: Drinks are on the Supreme Court
Post by: T̼̞̼ͅr̳̬̤̖̱͚̮̘̜̦̦i̲̩̝͕̣̲̪v̺͇̫̯͉͖͈͖͔̺̰̣͉̟̻̫̭i̦̖Q on September 06, 2019, 02:58:37 pm
I found a person whose facebook feed is 90% OMG save the animals and 10% OMG illegal immigrants are here to murder people.

Not a combo I'm familiar with.
Title: Re: Open Bar: Drinks are on the Supreme Court
Post by: chaotic neutral observer on September 06, 2019, 03:14:57 pm
I found a person whose facebook feed is 90% OMG save the animals and 10% OMG illegal immigrants are here to murder people.

Not a combo I'm familiar with.
This viewpoint is entirely consistent, if you assume they only want to save the good kind of animals.
Title: Re: Open Bar: Drinks are on the Supreme Court
Post by: T̼̞̼ͅr̳̬̤̖̱͚̮̘̜̦̦i̲̩̝͕̣̲̪v̺͇̫̯͉͖͈͖͔̺̰̣͉̟̻̫̭i̦̖Q on September 06, 2019, 03:27:44 pm
I found a person whose facebook feed is 90% OMG save the animals and 10% OMG illegal immigrants are here to murder people.

Not a combo I'm familiar with.
This viewpoint is entirely consistent, if you assume they only want to save the good kind of animals.

Sort of want to troll them with "Cool, you found out how to express your hate for humans in a socially acceptable way."
Title: Re: Open Bar: Drinks are on the Supreme Court
Post by: T̼̞̼ͅr̳̬̤̖̱͚̮̘̜̦̦i̲̩̝͕̣̲̪v̺͇̫̯͉͖͈͖͔̺̰̣͉̟̻̫̭i̦̖Q on September 06, 2019, 03:40:53 pm
Oooh, or " I thought you were pro-human murder"
Title: Re: Open Bar: Drinks are on the Supreme Court
Post by: The Johnny on September 06, 2019, 03:42:18 pm
TBH, the biggest misanthropes ive met love animals with a passion...

Now, im making a distinction in which "misanthrope =/= psychopath", but curious enough, the true psychopaths ive met, as per the cliche killed and tortured animals in their youth, but in adulthood they went the opposite way.

Also, even tho PETA people and save the planet types are construed as liberal types, theres a lot of right wing "pagans" (MysticWicks ring a bell?)
Title: Re: Open Bar: Drinks are on the Supreme Court
Post by: T̼̞̼ͅr̳̬̤̖̱͚̮̘̜̦̦i̲̩̝͕̣̲̪v̺͇̫̯͉͖͈͖͔̺̰̣͉̟̻̫̭i̦̖Q on September 06, 2019, 04:02:07 pm
TBH, the biggest misanthropes ive met love animals with a passion...

Now, im making a distinction in which "misanthrope =/= psychopath", but curious enough, the true psychopaths ive met, as per the cliche killed and tortured animals in their youth, but in adulthood they went the opposite way.

Also, even tho PETA people and save the planet types are construed as liberal types, theres a lot of right wing "pagans" (MysticWicks ring a bell?)

I remember an article about Newt Gingrich describing this.  Newt loves animals, and has a lot of psychopath behaviors. 
Title: Re: Open Bar: Drinks are on the Supreme Court
Post by: Cain on September 06, 2019, 04:28:35 pm
Quote
I found a person whose facebook feed is 90% OMG save the animals and 10% OMG illegal immigrants are here to murder people.

Not a combo I'm familiar with.

Not entirely unheard of. Savitri Devi was a trailblazer in this particular area of lunacy, and both the El Paso and Christchurch shooters expressed views along those lines.
Title: Re: Open Bar: Drinks are on the Supreme Court
Post by: T̼̞̼ͅr̳̬̤̖̱͚̮̘̜̦̦i̲̩̝͕̣̲̪v̺͇̫̯͉͖͈͖͔̺̰̣͉̟̻̫̭i̦̖Q on September 06, 2019, 04:46:53 pm
Quote
I found a person whose facebook feed is 90% OMG save the animals and 10% OMG illegal immigrants are here to murder people.

Not a combo I'm familiar with.

Not entirely unheard of. Savitri Devi was a trailblazer in this particular area of lunacy, and both the El Paso and Christchurch shooters expressed views along those lines.

Huh, interesting.


Title: Re: Open Bar: Drinks are on the Supreme Court
Post by: Cain on September 06, 2019, 04:52:11 pm
The idea being the natural world is a wonderous beauty and treasure that must be secured for the white race against the ravages of Jewish capitalism, usually.

Fascists are weird like that.
Title: Re: Open Bar: Drinks are on the Supreme Court
Post by: T̼̞̼ͅr̳̬̤̖̱͚̮̘̜̦̦i̲̩̝͕̣̲̪v̺͇̫̯͉͖͈͖͔̺̰̣͉̟̻̫̭i̦̖Q on September 06, 2019, 05:03:20 pm
The idea being the natural world is a wonderous beauty and treasure that must be secured for the white race against the ravages of Jewish capitalism, usually.

Fascists are weird like that.

Yeah, I had never heard of Savitri Devi.  Just a weird read.  Must reduce suffering in animals, but increase suffering in humans because they deserve it. Well not this flavor of human, they're ok.
Title: Re: Open Bar: Drinks are on the Supreme Court
Post by: The Johnny on September 06, 2019, 05:59:09 pm

After all, Schopenhauer, Paris Hilton and Hitler all really loved their pets and all the animals of God's kingdom, but...
Title: Re: Open Bar: Drinks are on the Supreme Court
Post by: Magpie on September 06, 2019, 07:16:58 pm
Animals don't  get disgusted by the horrible things you say.

Title: Re: Open Bar: Drinks are on the Supreme Court
Post by: Hoopla! on September 06, 2019, 09:53:37 pm

I'm 100% not superstitious, but there's some bad/tense energy going around since about 2 days ago

An acquaintance on FB said the exact same thing. Weird.
Title: Re: Open Bar: Drinks are on the Supreme Court
Post by: Cain on September 07, 2019, 12:19:10 am
Animals don't  get disgusted by the horrible things you say.

Are you speaking from your personal experience? As a magpie, I mean
Title: Re: Open Bar: Drinks are on the Supreme Court
Post by: The Johnny on September 07, 2019, 01:35:21 pm
Animals don't  get disgusted by the horrible things you say.

Are you speaking from your personal experience? As a magpie, I mean

As someone that frequently feeds sparrows while discussing human eugenics in the backyard, can confirm, birds don't get disgusted by my personal views - not necessarily true regarding all other animals tho, needs further testing.
Title: Re: Open Bar: Drinks are on the Supreme Court
Post by: Magpie on September 07, 2019, 01:55:41 pm
Animals don't  get disgusted by the horrible things you say.

Are you speaking from your personal experience? As a magpie, I mean

As someone that frequently feeds sparrows while discussing human eugenics in the backyard, can confirm, birds don't get disgusted by my personal views - not necessarily true regarding all other animals tho, needs further testing.

Food is food, besides, human eugenics won't affect your sparrows.

I read something years ago commenting on Nazis who would treat jews, Slavs etc so much worse than they would an animal, the idea was that even Nazis couldn't stop themselves from seeing their enemies as human and the brutality was to drown out their consciences. 
Title: Re: Open Bar: Drinks are on the Supreme Court
Post by: The Johnny on September 07, 2019, 03:00:31 pm
Animals don't  get disgusted by the horrible things you say.

Are you speaking from your personal experience? As a magpie, I mean

As someone that frequently feeds sparrows while discussing human eugenics in the backyard, can confirm, birds don't get disgusted by my personal views - not necessarily true regarding all other animals tho, needs further testing.

Food is food, besides, human eugenics won't affect your sparrows.

I read something years ago commenting on Nazis who would treat jews, Slavs etc so much worse than they would an animal, the idea was that even Nazis couldn't stop themselves from seeing their enemies as human and the brutality was to drown out their consciences.

Well, id make several important distinctions:

-On a policy/ideological level, they were literally considered "sub-human", "vermin" or "a disease".

-On a conscious level, I'm sure there were extreme variances on perception... from your regular indifferent and burocreatic minded Hans that was "Just following orders bro" to the guys that believed and enjoyed it.

-Then there's the unconscious level, which we will never know... perceiving and treating fellow humans as mere objects is way more common than one would imagine... so were they dehumanizing them so they could treat them brutally? or did the brutality come from the perception that they were un-human?... and even these questions are flawed, because it would have to be answered on an individual basis.
Title: Re: Open Bar: Drinks are on the Supreme Court
Post by: chaotic neutral observer on September 08, 2019, 06:18:40 pm
I saw a few protesters near a major intersection, yesterday.  There were five or six of them, two wearing yellow vests.  The placards were poorly lettered*, but I managed to read:

"No United Nations"
"gas ... oil"
"No carbon tax"
"Stop Trudeau now"
"Thank you to our veterans"

I haven't been paying much attention to the whole yellow vest thing, but I guess it's safe to assume by default that anyone wearing such a vest is an asshole?


*Aside from multicolored lettering being childish, light yellow on white is bloody hard to read.
Title: Re: Open Bar: Drinks are on the Supreme Court
Post by: nullified on September 08, 2019, 07:16:02 pm
It began not like that. Early on it was basically a union thing: stop treating us like shit and pay us a living wage kind of deal.

Then the xenophobes and morons tacked their shit on the end. Now it’s garbage.
Title: Re: Open Bar: Drinks are on the Supreme Court
Post by: Juana on September 08, 2019, 08:05:14 pm
If not having a functioning car didn't cramp my style so much, trying to figure out what's wrong with mine would be fun.
Title: Re: Open Bar: Drinks are on the Supreme Court
Post by: Q. G. Pennyworth on September 08, 2019, 08:24:49 pm
I saw a few protesters near a major intersection, yesterday.  There were five or six of them, two wearing yellow vests.  The placards were poorly lettered*, but I managed to read:

"No United Nations"
"gas ... oil"
"No carbon tax"
"Stop Trudeau now"
"Thank you to our veterans"

I haven't been paying much attention to the whole yellow vest thing, but I guess it's safe to assume by default that anyone wearing such a vest is an asshole?


*Aside from multicolored lettering being childish, light yellow on white is bloody hard to read.

Outside of France, all yellowvests are trash. They're nu anons, more or less
Title: Re: Open Bar: Drinks are on the Supreme Court
Post by: chaotic neutral observer on September 08, 2019, 08:28:05 pm
It began not like that. Early on it was basically a union thing: stop treating us like shit and pay us a living wage kind of deal.

Then the xenophobes and morons tacked their shit on the end. Now it’s garbage.
I was wondering if there might be some sort of identifying accoutrement or symbol for "the good guys", but then it occurred to me that if there was, it would get co-opted quickly.

I could wear a golden apple lapel pin, but everyone would just think I was a teacher.
Title: Re: Open Bar: Drinks are on the Supreme Court
Post by: Cain on September 08, 2019, 08:38:38 pm
Yeah, I can forgive the French protestors, they had some legitimate greivances and the far-right didn't make up the majority of the movement.

However, the UK and Canadian offshoots are trash. The British offshoot in particular can be traced to EDL and football hooligan elements, the same ones who were fighting the police in central London yesterday.
Title: Re: Open Bar: Drinks are on the Supreme Court
Post by: Hoopla! on September 08, 2019, 09:51:06 pm
Trudeau REALLY pisses off a certain segment of the Canadian population.
Title: Re: Open Bar: Drinks are on the Supreme Court
Post by: Doktor Howl on September 09, 2019, 02:54:51 am
Trudeau REALLY pisses off a certain segment of the Canadian population.

That's the part that wishes they had Trump as a PM, right?
Title: Re: Open Bar: Drinks are on the Supreme Court
Post by: T̼̞̼ͅr̳̬̤̖̱͚̮̘̜̦̦i̲̩̝͕̣̲̪v̺͇̫̯͉͖͈͖͔̺̰̣͉̟̻̫̭i̦̖Q on September 09, 2019, 03:59:40 pm
New random fb idiot talking point:  Minnesota is a Muslim filled hellhole.
Title: Re: Open Bar: Drinks are on the Supreme Court
Post by: Juana on September 09, 2019, 05:50:23 pm
what a time to be alive.  :lulz:
Title: Re: Open Bar: Drinks are on the Supreme Court
Post by: nullified on September 10, 2019, 06:15:35 am
I might have fucking ruined my knee. We’ll see: I have today and tomorrow off and intend to spend as little time on the stairs or walking as possible, let’s see if the rest helps.

What happened, for the curious: there is this bridge around here I have to cross to get home from the bus stop. Someone removed one of the planks for the stairs down to ground level. My foot went through to the (mercifully close by) concrete with tension for a much shorter, smaller step down on my other knee. Immediate crippling pain, followed by a long walk home and trip up two flights of stairs. Right below my knee cap feels like a knife made of dry ice is lodged in it, and every slight movement of the knee is grinding it against all the bones and tendons.

Also it feels, unaccountably, soaking wet. It may be difficult to believe, but I checked and it is bone dry.

So I might have ruined my knee.
Title: Re: Open Bar: Drinks are on the Supreme Court
Post by: Cain on September 10, 2019, 09:42:49 am
You might have ruined your knee, but think about the liability claims.

What has your knee ever done for you anyway, that money cannot?
Title: Re: Open Bar: Drinks are on the Supreme Court
Post by: nullified on September 10, 2019, 09:52:15 am
It is really unlikely that someone like me will get a liability payout. Poor, itinerant, trans. Can’t see it happen.

Also: money does not bend my leg, which is a necessary part of such tasks as transit, climbing stairs, and shitting. Money does not ease the difficulty of these necessary tasks, unless money can provide magical elevator service, stand-up toilets designed for poo, and transit I can sort of full-body flop into, with around 4 feet of room in front of the seats to accept a fully straightened leg.

While I am aware all of these things can indeed be provided with sufficient money, a tiny Boston suburb will not provide sufficient money.
Title: Re: Open Bar: Drinks are on the Supreme Court
Post by: Cain on September 10, 2019, 11:24:51 am
Not with that attitude they wont.
Title: Re: Open Bar: Drinks are on the Supreme Court
Post by: Hoopla! on September 10, 2019, 06:26:06 pm
Trudeau REALLY pisses off a certain segment of the Canadian population.

That's the part that wishes they had Trump as a PM, right?

Correct. And larger than I ever imagined.
Title: Re: Open Bar: Drinks are on the Supreme Court
Post by: Juana on September 10, 2019, 07:31:54 pm
I am genuinely baffled. Have they not watched what he's done? Is owning the libs or whatever nonsense is driving them really worth that?


On a lighter note, I'm super pleased to be subbing for the teacher I'm covering for until Thursday. I know literally all his kids very well and they're a fucking delight.
Title: Re: Open Bar: Drinks are on the Supreme Court
Post by: nullified on September 10, 2019, 08:43:21 pm
Knee update: no more spasmodic, icy agony so long as I watch my weight when I bend it. It almost works again, stairs are the hellish part.

I got damned lucky. If I hadn’t had my hands out my head would have smashed like an egg on the sidewalk. And my knee injury was very temporary (or so it seems). Someone else before or after me may not have been so fortunate. Whoever removed that plank should be rolled under a passing train.
Title: Re: Open Bar: Drinks are on the Supreme Court
Post by: Don Coyote on September 10, 2019, 09:13:27 pm
We've moved
Ironically into the second place we've lived together.
Which is the address my drivers license has.

My brother in-law made the acquaintance of the only person in my life to ever make me wish I had a gun just in case he shows up again.

And my brother in-law, who live here previously, kept house in the manner best described as "depressed stoner."
Title: Re: Open Bar: Drinks are on the Supreme Court
Post by: Doktor Howl on September 10, 2019, 09:22:24 pm
Hey, look.

Some good news.

https://www.apnews.com/265f2982ba9543909424c772a9592506
Title: Re: Open Bar: Drinks are on the Supreme Court
Post by: Doktor Howl on September 11, 2019, 07:09:05 pm
September 11th memorials have become a form of porn.
Title: Re: Open Bar: Drinks are on the Supreme Court
Post by: Cain on September 11, 2019, 07:55:56 pm
September 11th memorials have become a form of porn.

Especially for Ted Cruz (https://www.funnyordie.com/politics/2018/9/11/17846920/its-the-anniversary-of-ted-cruz-liking-a-porn-tweet-on-9-11)
Title: Re: Open Bar: Drinks are on the Supreme Court
Post by: Emo Howard on September 11, 2019, 08:17:16 pm
September 11th memorials have become a form of porn.

Palmetto State Armory has their "Hero-15" 9/11 memorial  stripped AR-15 lowers for just $49 this week! Get 'em while they're HOT!

Now you can NEVER FORGET in style!
Title: Re: Open Bar: Drinks are on the Supreme Court
Post by: Hoopla! on September 12, 2019, 11:01:52 am
I am genuinely baffled. Have they not watched what he's done? Is owning the libs or whatever nonsense is driving them really worth that?


On a lighter note, I'm super pleased to be subbing for the teacher I'm covering for until Thursday. I know literally all his kids very well and they're a fucking delight.

They hate what he’s doing. The carbon tax alone makes them apoplectic.
Title: Re: Open Bar: Drinks are on the Supreme Court
Post by: Doktor Howl on September 12, 2019, 02:36:05 pm
Cain,

We have another spam bot with a convenient email address in the waiting room.
Title: Re: Open Bar: Drinks are on the Supreme Court
Post by: Cain on September 12, 2019, 06:27:03 pm
Someone beat me to it. Sorry, was AFK.
Title: Re: Open Bar: Drinks are on the Supreme Court
Post by: The Wizard Joseph on September 13, 2019, 11:46:13 am
Seems I've managed to fall upstairs this time. I've gotten a job basically making Servo motors for things that fly and go boom for the government. There was a time when doing this would have given me an ethical conundrum, but now as an older man I have no such concerns about putting my skills to the war machine for reasonably good pay. Much about the job will be new to me as it's not Electronics per se, but I look forward to the challenge and will basically be getting paid to learn. I'm very excited and realize that I am also very fortunate indeed to have found such an opportunity through a good friend.

There's a part of me that thinks that I am not in fact one of the good guys. Not sure that I ever was, but I am definitely down for a good time while I'm here on Earth. For me a good time in part means using some of my newfound resources for shenanigans political and otherwise. I intend to support Q.G. to this end.  I will also break a little bit off for PD. Not just because I use the Forum but because having the PD freely available online seems to me an important symbolic and spiritual gesture.

The position I've taken will likely involve a lot of overtime and I have a 45 minute commute, so I'm basically dedicating a huge chunk of my life to this and wish to use the resources as I see fit. I see fit to give about 5% to what discordia means to me. I've never been one to tithe regularly, but I'm only giving half of what YHVH would Allegedly ask. I may not ever be on the front lines of a protest, But I can Harvest resources and support those that are. In the end Logistics is one of the most important factors in a war, And like it or not I am at war. I'm not an idealist and I'm a dirty fighter. I throw my lot in with discordia. We shall see what comes of it.
Title: Re: Open Bar: Drinks are on the Supreme Court
Post by: Doktor Howl on September 13, 2019, 02:22:36 pm
Seems I've managed to fall upstairs this time. I've gotten a job basically making Servo motors for things that fly and go boom for the government. There was a time when doing this would have given me an ethical conundrum,

I am currently being shamed by some friends on FB for this kinda shit, and I'm like "This was me all along."

All humans must be destroyed.
Title: Re: Open Bar: Drinks are on the Supreme Court
Post by: The Wizard Joseph on September 13, 2019, 04:35:03 pm
Seems I've managed to fall upstairs this time. I've gotten a job basically making Servo motors for things that fly and go boom for the government. There was a time when doing this would have given me an ethical conundrum,

I am currently being shamed by some friends on FB for this kinda shit, and I'm like "This was me all along."

All humans must be destroyed.

It took a fair amount of therapy, meditation, and some martial arts practice for me to come to terms with my destructive side and stop guiltily internalizing it to the detriment of my mental health.

You see I'm just as destructive as any other of the mad primates on this planet, I'm just not REPRESSING anymore like the others. This may make me a social pariah among idealists seeking 'peace', but fuck them. I'm healthier this way. Why self destruct when you can just destroy instead?

All humans WILL die
And Who am I
To play the preserver?
Title: Re: Open Bar: Drinks are on the Supreme Court
Post by: Fujikoma on September 13, 2019, 07:32:45 pm
I recently met a young woman I think can tolerate me who drives me crazy. Hopefully this turns out well. To be honest I thought it was impossible, turns out I just hadn't stumbled around an unexpected corner and run into a specific sort of person yet... and it's probably good I hadn't, because if idiot younger me had, they'd have fucked it all up, somehow.

EDIT: Idiot younger me would've definitely fucked it up, and idiot current me still has to be wary of fucking it up.
Title: Re: Open Bar: Drinks are on the Supreme Court
Post by: Al Qədic on September 14, 2019, 06:34:44 am
Searched for random things in here on a whim just now, noticed podcast recommendations a few dozen pages back;


The Bright Sessions is a recently-ish concluded podcast about a psychiatrist treating teens and adults whose maladies happen to be superpowers and various supernatural abilities combined with actual mental health issues (spontaneous time travel brought on by anxiety attacks, empathic abilities with a healthy dose of sensory issues, good ol' psychopathy with a hint of mind-control, etc.)


Ars Paradoxica revolves around the spoopy and mysterious Philadelphia Experiment, where a government project trying to cloak a battleship with scientism in the midst of WWII ends up being interrupted by another science mishap in the 2XXX's, wherein our main character gets teleported to the U.S.S. Eldridge, gets recruited by the feds, ends up on a research team out in the desert to rival the one that actually made The Bomb, and has to deal with temporal shenanigans as a result of her own displacement. Also the government quickly learns to weaponize said shenanigans, so there are neat butterfly effect things in place. Haven't caught up with it myself yet (been busy, and some of the secret codes at the end of episodes have me stumped for the time being). Has some of the same voice actors as Bright Sessions, iirc.


Also hi all. Feels like it's been a while since I've been in the swing of things. Scholarships and the inevitable bugbears and growing pains of the start of transition have been fun hurdles to surmount.
Title: Re: Open Bar: Drinks are on the Supreme Court
Post by: nullified on September 14, 2019, 04:09:27 pm
Glad to hear you’re okay. And I’m envious about the start of transition thing, I’m still years behind. Good luck with it!
Title: Re: Open Bar: Drinks are on the Supreme Court
Post by: Al Qədic on September 14, 2019, 06:34:48 pm
Glad to hear you’re okay. And I’m envious about the start of transition thing, I’m still years behind. Good luck with it!
Aw, thanks Null~  :)  I'm not on hormones yet (far from it at this rate, we'll see). But yeah, just two meetings in with the psych person who's supposed to validate my trans-ness and help get me the referrals I need to get to endo and whatnot. Instead of that I've been met with the brick wall that is psych person not Doing It Right and assuming that non-crippling dysphoria and a lack of hate for my dick clearly means that I'm just non-binary and not a lady.


So yeah, they've already gotten a little letter from me (and their supervisor will get a copy too once I can figure out how to contact him), and I'll be looking for someone else to handle that side of medical bureaucracy in their stead.


In other related news, the trans support groups I've been attending (both in and outside of my health care provider) have been real neat. I learned that trans guys have their dicks not just constructed from arm skin, but they actually build it on the arm, create the necessary blood flow for the tissue to survive, and then they relocate it to the groin.


What a weird medical world we live in.
Title: Re: Open Bar: Drinks are on the Supreme Court
Post by: nullified on September 14, 2019, 06:39:44 pm
Medical science is crazy. A few years back a replacement eye was made from a wad of meat and a tooth. I’m not joking.

It looked like Resident Evil and gave about the same visual acuity as the artificial options currently available, but those options took decades and this was an experimental first time thing. So given a few decades and some dedicated people, meaty tooth eyes might be the thing, and you’d never know, and that’s fucking awesome.
Title: Re: Open Bar: Drinks are on the Supreme Court
Post by: Al Qədic on September 14, 2019, 06:42:32 pm
Medical science is crazy. A few years back a replacement eye was made from a wad of meat and a tooth. I’m not joking.

It looked like Resident Evil and gave about the same visual acuity as the artificial options currently available, but those options took decades and this was an experimental first time thing. So given a few decades and some dedicated people, meaty tooth eyes might be the thing, and you’d never know, and that’s fucking awesome.
My brain just misread "tooth" as "toothpick"...and either way, that is fucking awesome. :lulz:
Title: Re: Open Bar: Drinks are on the Supreme Court
Post by: P3nT4gR4m on September 14, 2019, 10:26:11 pm
I demand meaty tooth eyes and I demand them right fucking now!
Title: Re: Open Bar: Drinks are on the Supreme Court
Post by: Cain on September 14, 2019, 10:53:31 pm
I demand meaty tooth eyes and I demand them right fucking now!

You should grow them on your arm. Along with a penis.

Combine the two and men will at long last have an answer to vaginal dentata.
Title: Re: Open Bar: Drinks are on the Supreme Court
Post by: Al Qədic on September 14, 2019, 11:07:45 pm
I demand meaty tooth eyes and I demand them right fucking now!

You should grow them on your arm. Along with a penis.

Combine the two and men will at long last have an answer to vaginal dentata.
Meat teeth and arm dicks? That's way too much effort for a male vagina dentata equivalent. Steal the obsidian teeth from the vagina of the Maori night goddess who killed Maui...then build an arm dick! :lulz:
Title: Re: Open Bar: Drinks are on the Supreme Court
Post by: nullified on September 15, 2019, 06:55:30 am
I made the executive decision at 2AM that I’m gonna bite the bullet and sometime in the next two months I’m going to get my name and gender marker changed on everything but my birth certificate (which isn’t from Massachusetts and so is a hell of a lot harder).

This process involves all of two things: going to Fenway Health, and spending around 300 dollars.

Okay, I’m glossing over a lot of paperwork and visiting various offices, but those are the two MAIN things.

I intend to be fucking up badly coded database software throughout the state real soon.
Title: Re: Open Bar: Drinks are on the Supreme Court
Post by: Cain on September 15, 2019, 07:59:11 am
Good luck for both of you with your transitions, seriously. I know a little about it, it seems like a daunting prospect at the best of times (and these are clearly not that).

I'm looking into the freelance copywriting and content creation industry. Plus: setting my own hours, working from home, I'm a fast enough writer that I can output 1500 words a day on subjects I know nothing about, no problem. Negatives: convincing myself to write things instead of trolling politicians all day on Twitter. Some of the sites in question are also in America, which can only mean good things given the current exchange rate.
Title: Re: Open Bar: Drinks are on the Supreme Court
Post by: nullified on September 15, 2019, 08:09:31 am
Good luck for both of you with your transitions, seriously. I know a little about it, it seems like a daunting prospect at the best of times (and these are clearly not that).

I'm looking into the freelance copywriting and content creation industry. Plus: setting my own hours, working from home, I'm a fast enough writer that I can output 1500 words a day on subjects I know nothing about, no problem. Negatives: convincing myself to write things instead of trolling politicians all day on Twitter. Some of the sites in question are also in America, which can only mean good things given the current exchange rate.

I appreciate the thought, but I at least am in Massachusetts. I wasn’t joking about the effort required being low: I need only find a trans friendly doctor to vigorously nod when prompted regarding my treatment being sufficient to transition legally. And the name change is just a paperwork thing and a court fee.

Yeah, I need to publish it in a local paper, but I don’t care too much about that. And I can choose my paper. Maybe I’ll pick the local queer newspaper. Or maybe the local old people newspaper, for kicks.

After that’s done, the same documents used for name and ID gender marker change fix my social security card too. So it’s basically just taking things to offices and waving them at bureaucrats, after the initial court thing. I’ve had more difficult website signups.
Title: Re: Open Bar: Drinks are on the Supreme Court
Post by: chaotic neutral observer on September 15, 2019, 04:30:28 pm
I intend to be fucking up badly coded database software throughout the state real soon.
You are doing the Goddess's work.
Title: Re: Open Bar: Drinks are on the Supreme Court
Post by: nullified on September 15, 2019, 06:15:43 pm
I intend to be fucking up badly coded database software throughout the state real soon.
You are doing the Goddess's work.

But of course! :lulz:

If your website, database, or other data input software cannot handle LASTNAME=“Null” then you don’t deserve to have it. Also, it’s my religious duty to scare up all of the bugs and garbage that surround me in day to day life so I can point at them and go “WOW! Look at that! It’s super neat! I bet it will be my friend!” while everyone else screams and runs away in pants-shitting terror.
Title: Re: Open Bar: Drinks are on the Supreme Court
Post by: Doktor Howl on September 15, 2019, 06:46:48 pm
Every day, I learn things at this new gig that horrify me.

Friday's topic:  "When dealing with a mob, the number one rule is to eliminate the agitators before the mob starts to move."
Title: Re: Open Bar: Drinks are on the Supreme Court
Post by: Junkenstein on September 15, 2019, 06:55:29 pm
More, please. Sounds like good prep material to appropriately adjust from the strange times to the horrible times.
Title: Re: Open Bar: Drinks are on the Supreme Court
Post by: Doktor Howl on September 15, 2019, 07:23:44 pm
More, please. Sounds like good prep material to appropriately adjust from the strange times to the horrible times.

It's all intuitive, just not things a reasonable person thinks about.

"If the mob does begin to move, target the ones who allow the crowd to pass them by."

"Whichever side can escalate violence *faster* wins.  Momentum is based on escalation, not capability."

"If someone is pulled out of the line, you forget them and reform the line."
Title: Re: Open Bar: Drinks are on the Supreme Court
Post by: Doktor Howl on September 15, 2019, 07:24:26 pm
What's fucked up is that these work no matter which side of the line you are on.
Title: Re: Open Bar: Drinks are on the Supreme Court
Post by: Fujikoma on September 15, 2019, 08:31:22 pm
"If the mob does begin to move, target the ones who allow the crowd to pass them by."

Hmmm, so I should find a new tactic.
Title: Re: Open Bar: Drinks are on the Supreme Court
Post by: Al Qədic on September 15, 2019, 09:54:50 pm
Good luck for both of you with your transitions, seriously. I know a little about it, it seems like a daunting prospect at the best of times (and these are clearly not that).

I'm looking into the freelance copywriting and content creation industry. Plus: setting my own hours, working from home, I'm a fast enough writer that I can output 1500 words a day on subjects I know nothing about, no problem. Negatives: convincing myself to write things instead of trolling politicians all day on Twitter. Some of the sites in question are also in America, which can only mean good things given the current exchange rate.
Luck is appreciated. We'll see what good it does in the face of the American healthcare system, but at least I'm lucky enough to have been born in California. :lulz:
Title: Re: Open Bar: Drinks are on the Supreme Court
Post by: nullified on September 15, 2019, 10:43:52 pm
I always assume malice in the face of telecommunications companies and healthcare providers. They are incompetent, greed driven, assume user stupidity, and will outright lie to you to get you to go away without changing anything.

And if I need to go to them I do the same thing to both types of company: I repeat myself over and over again until the problem is resolved, and accept no answer other than “one moment while I fix that” followed by resolution of the problem.

They are not on your side.
Title: Re: Open Bar: Drinks are on the Supreme Court
Post by: T̼̞̼ͅr̳̬̤̖̱͚̮̘̜̦̦i̲̩̝͕̣̲̪v̺͇̫̯͉͖͈͖͔̺̰̣͉̟̻̫̭i̦̖Q on September 16, 2019, 03:24:39 am
Heard a funny one from an acquaintance, he noticed that his birth certificate had the wrong gender on it, so he went in to the parish clerk (I think ?)to have it corrected.  They said they'd send in an official copy.

He gets a photocopy showing the F crossed out with M written in sharpie. 

He said he wondered what they'd do if he were transgender.

Title: Re: Open Bar: Drinks are on the Supreme Court
Post by: Doktor Howl on September 16, 2019, 04:19:55 am
Rick Ocasek died.  :cry:
Title: Re: Open Bar: Drinks are on the Supreme Court
Post by: nullified on September 16, 2019, 05:29:01 pm
It’s a really fucking strange feeling to be able to plan ahead a week. It’s been years of having to make decisions on the basis of immediate needs and not being able to think about tomorrow, let alone next week.

Finally, I have the capability of budgeting, not as a personal ability thing (I’ve always had that) but as a “there is money I don’t need right this second to not die or go mad” thing. I can actually exercise this capability I have of planning ahead and making decisions.

Even accounting for bad decisions (some quite intentional), I’ve got 270 dollars in a “savings account” (since all my banking is through PayPal, this is actually just an Acorns investment account and I use it simply because it integrates nicely to PayPal and the money is explicitly not immediately available to me: it takes time and effort to access it) and I’ve built up a sizeable chunk that hasn’t migrated that direction quite yet out of sheer nervousness about maybe needing it.

It’s weird.

Edit:

Having taken several Tucson calls here now, I can confirm for those outside the gravity well that Tucson is indeed just Like That.

Highlights:
“I’m sorry; normally we’d continue to troubleshoot for a temporary fix but your system is possessed by demons.”
“I’m not sure whether to ask you to call the installers again or to pray to your deity of choice: both seem appropriate. Can I offer you two free months?”
“We have an IP address, we have a connection, but your SIM card is suspended and will not reactivate. It’s probably a visual thing, but if your system magically stops working please call us so we can replace it.”
Title: Re: Open Bar: Drinks are on the Supreme Court
Post by: Fujikoma on September 17, 2019, 10:02:29 pm
Wait, can I grow a second dick for transplant out of my arm?
Title: Re: Open Bar: Drinks are on the Supreme Court
Post by: Doktor Howl on September 17, 2019, 10:19:02 pm
It’s a really fucking strange feeling to be able to plan ahead a week. It’s been years of having to make decisions on the basis of immediate needs and not being able to think about tomorrow, let alone next week.

Finally, I have the capability of budgeting, not as a personal ability thing (I’ve always had that) but as a “there is money I don’t need right this second to not die or go mad” thing. I can actually exercise this capability I have of planning ahead and making decisions.

Even accounting for bad decisions (some quite intentional), I’ve got 270 dollars in a “savings account” (since all my banking is through PayPal, this is actually just an Acorns investment account and I use it simply because it integrates nicely to PayPal and the money is explicitly not immediately available to me: it takes time and effort to access it) and I’ve built up a sizeable chunk that hasn’t migrated that direction quite yet out of sheer nervousness about maybe needing it.

It’s weird.

Edit:

Having taken several Tucson calls here now, I can confirm for those outside the gravity well that Tucson is indeed just Like That.

Highlights:
“I’m sorry; normally we’d continue to troubleshoot for a temporary fix but your system is possessed by demons.”
“I’m not sure whether to ask you to call the installers again or to pray to your deity of choice: both seem appropriate. Can I offer you two free months?”
“We have an IP address, we have a connection, but your SIM card is suspended and will not reactivate. It’s probably a visual thing, but if your system magically stops working please call us so we can replace it.”

PROPER calls from Tucson should just involve static, the screams of tortured souls, and Monty Haul saying he has your family.
Title: Re: Open Bar: Drinks are on the Supreme Court
Post by: nullified on September 17, 2019, 10:26:01 pm
In perfect seriousness: we actually get those. They never have an account in our system, and when we call back we either get a “This number is not in service” or an unrelated company who say they have never heard of us but if someone called us they’ll find out who and tell them to call us back.

The exact sounds vary: one time I got the sound of a power drill being revved on a loop, with distant incoherent yelling, and twice I’ve gotten what sounds like a car crash on loop (revving engine, brake screech, loud crash, repeat).

We’ve heard weird mumbling and crackling flames, the things they all have in common are no account, no one on the other end to respond to us, a looping sound of some sort (usually horror movie shit) and inability to get a customer on the line when we call back.
Title: Re: Open Bar: Drinks are on the Supreme Court
Post by: Doktor Howl on September 17, 2019, 10:34:29 pm
In perfect seriousness: we actually get those. They never have an account in our system, and when we call back we either get a “This number is not in service” or an unrelated company who say they have never heard of us but if someone called us they’ll find out who and tell them to call us back.

The exact sounds vary: one time I got the sound of a power drill being revved on a loop, with distant incoherent yelling, and twice I’ve gotten what sounds like a car crash on loop (revving engine, brake screech, loud crash, repeat).

We’ve heard weird mumbling and crackling flames, the things they all have in common are no account, no one on the other end to respond to us, a looping sound of some sort (usually horror movie shit) and inability to get a customer on the line when we call back.

Those calls are in reality all from the 85705 and 85703 zip codes.  They're trying to tell you important things, but there's a Schwarzschild radius in the way so it comes out more "Classic Tucson."
Title: Re: Open Bar: Drinks are on the Supreme Court
Post by: chaotic neutral observer on September 19, 2019, 12:24:54 am
I sometimes walk along the riverbank during my lunchbreak.  With the object of increasing my range, I decided to eat while walking today.  Chewing while walking on rough terrain being a bad idea, I naturally bit my lip hard enough to draw blood.

On the way back, I took a less-traveled path through the brush a bit above the shoreline.  Head held high, admiring the autumn colours, oblivious to the ground beneath me, I stepped in quite a deep hole, and fell, almost rolling down the riverbank in the process.  Once I managed to drag myself back onto the path, I found I had a cut on one finger, and a bump on my right shin that will turn purple by morning.

I'm not sure what the origin of the hole was; it was too large and vertical for any critter I know of, so I think it was some sort of river-erosion induced sinkhole.


TL;DR:  I took the road less traveled by, and almost fell off.
Title: Re: Open Bar: Drinks are on the Supreme Court
Post by: nullified on September 19, 2019, 01:09:27 am
We had “everyone gets rib injuries” month, now it seems to be “fall through a hole by a river” month. Glad you’re mostly okay.