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AlbieQuirky
Oct 9, 2012



College Slice

Read the room, Pinker

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Fister Roboto
Feb 21, 2008




Buglord

lol good ol' Steven "This Is The Perfect Time For Literally Everyone To Be Alive, Ever" Pinker. Fuckin nailed that one.

vyelkin
Jan 2, 2011

Jozy loves scoring like a fat kid loves eating cake.




I thought about quoting one of the responses that rebuts Pinker using data and academic studies, but this one summarizes my feelings much more effectively:

https://twitter.com/edburmila/statu...211275324174337

Karia
Mar 27, 2013

Self-portrait, Snake on a Plane
Oil painting, c. 1482-1484
Leonardo DaVinci (1452-1591)



Even if everyone was entirely honest (and it was even slightly relevant), those are still abjectly horrifying numbers. drat near 25% would object to a relative marrying someone of a different race? In 2008? Jesus christ that's terrible.

"Oh, but look at how the trends are going downward!" Oh, yay, a linear fit shows that everyone will agree that black people aren't lazy by, what, 2050? Progress!

seiferguy
Jun 9, 2005

FLAWED
INTUITION





Toilet Rascal

"I've been stabbed!"

"Well don't worry, stabbings have been on a downward trend since the 21st century."

Midnight Voyager
Jul 2, 2008

Hence, nothing remains except our regrets.



Lipstick Apathy

Hey, so a video game company that makes Star Citizen, it's an indie thing, I'm sure you've never heard of it... they put out the generic Black Lives Matter support message.



They say their community is the best drat game community in the world! Let's see how they respond!

quote:

I want to know who the hell thought this was a good idea?

Wow... You go after any backer that expresses any political commentary.. And then turn around and post this poo poo publicly CIG? What the hell are you thinking?

Are you gonna stand in solidarity with all of us who have lost loved ones from crimes committed by those you are apparently now in solidarity with? You planning on bailing them out of jail?

You think I am just a bit angry at this, you are drat right I am.. What a slap in the face to backers. In fact I am shaking right now, I am so pissed off.. I cannot believe you did this.

Oh and BTW, you just showed your own hypocrisy to all of us .. You slam any backer that brings up politics and then you pull a stunt like this.

quote:

I suggest everyone who disagrees with CIG's statement that is supporting violent protests notify the CS department.

My CS ticket to CIG:

I have spent $5,835.00 in support of the development of Star Citizen. I have not regretted that until today, when CIG chose to support hate groups that are literally burning down our cities. In my city, Black Lives Matter have destroyed everything from department stores...to restaurants...to churches...to my favorite pizza parlor...to people's homes...and I don't appreciate CIG making a political statement supporting that violent behavior. George Floyd was murdered. The entire country agreed on that...the officers who did it were indicted, arrested, and will stand trial for their actions. They will be punished and others who might consider murdering a man who was not resisting arrest will think twice because the of the punishment that these officers will receive. A simple statement expressing support for George Floyd's family would have been universally acceptable. Instead, you chose to stand with a hate group that has destroyed our cities, beaten shopkeepers who tried to defend the stores that they poured their lifeblood into, and the fact that you used even one cent of my money to make that statement is beyond reprehensible. CIG should immediately apologize for supporting this ongoing violence and refrain from making any further political statement in the future. Let justice take its course with the officers who murdered George Floyd, but do not DARE to condone this violence that is harming your backers. You will not get a single penny more from me unless you apologize and refrain from making any political statements in support of any side going forward.

Sincerely,

quote:

Refunds still happening? I've got thousands poured into this game it's disappointing to see it become political.

quote:

I'm done spending

https://twitter.com/_Virtual_Nomad/...989617376182272

https://twitter.com/clarkh77/status/1267989807084572679

https://twitter.com/Kal_Knightwolf/...149045769404418

https://twitter.com/realAlexPanthea...989561226874880

https://twitter.com/idealiZt1/statu...112262880989184

https://twitter.com/AI62473606/stat...066390533160960

https://twitter.com/deathsmeg/statu...078306651447296

https://twitter.com/pasta44123/stat...025768556277762

https://twitter.com/TheRealGremlich...176219243196417

https://twitter.com/Benjaminty47/st...992372576522241

https://twitter.com/rk4391/status/1268005237996097536

EL BROMANCE
Jun 10, 2006

COWABUNGA DUDES!




Oh no, they might damage "the door".

Gotta lol at the dummy who spent $6,000 on a broken video game and only regrets it today.

Absurd Alhazred
Mar 27, 2010

I'm the babyliberal, gotta love me!


EL BROMANCE posted:

Oh no, they might damage "the door".

Gotta lol at the dummy who spent $6,000 on a broken video game and only regrets it today.

Woah, woah, woah, "broken"? Did it actually come out?!

Elviscat
Jan 1, 2008

High Energy, Good Feeling!





Gamers.txt

GrandpaPants
Feb 13, 2006


Free to roam the heavens in man's noble quest to investigate the weirdness of the universe!



https://twitter.com/guskenworthy/st...038239719321602

PhazonLink
Jul 17, 2010


i thought Star Citizen was vaporware / non existant.


i probably said that last time Star Citizen came up.

EL BROMANCE
Jun 10, 2006

COWABUNGA DUDES!



Absurd Alhazred posted:

Woah, woah, woah, "broken"? Did it actually come out?!

I'm being forward thinking. I'm so far behind the goings ons, I bet there's been so many laughs I've missed out on

Bobby Digital
Sep 4, 2009


chitoryu12 posted:

Underlying conditions such as "not being able to have his neck crushed for over 8 minutes."

Never skip neck day

chitoryu12
Apr 23, 2014



https://twitter.com/influencersitw/...5266743298?s=21

Anticheese
Feb 13, 2008

$60,000,000 sexbot




PhazonLink posted:

i thought Star Citizen was vaporware / non existant.


i probably said that last time Star Citizen came up.

It still is. Their recent free to play week was an absolute disaster at every level.

EL BROMANCE
Jun 10, 2006

COWABUNGA DUDES!



Anticheese posted:

It still is. Their recent free to play week was an absolute disaster at every level.

Is there anything recently as pro tier as this video?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZWq8ynUq7wM

It packed more jokes into 20minutes than most sitcoms, it was a joy to watch and I'd love to see something in a similar vein of awful.

e: can't resist watching it again, and still finding it hilarious that it takes him 12 minutes just to get into a drat spaceship.

EL BROMANCE has a new favorite as of 22:28 on Jun 3, 2020

MizPiz
May 29, 2013

by Athanatos



I'm the marginal percent of people in the mid-90s who who disapprove of interracial marriage but wouldn't mind if a relative married a black person.

Content:
https://twitter.com/blakesmustache/...4950125568?s=19
https://twitter.com/blakesmustache/...7361866752?s=19
https://twitter.com/blakesmustache/...9475779586?s=19
https://twitter.com/blakesmustache/...1631549450?s=19
https://twitter.com/blakesmustache/...3682605057?s=19
https://twitter.com/blakesmustache/...5805000704?s=19

Staryberry
Oct 16, 2009


Could someone share the picture of the skateboard skeleton ďAll social media supports white supremacy ď. I need it but I canít find it.

Thanks!

GreenMetalSun
Oct 11, 2012


Staryberry posted:

Could someone share the picture of the skateboard skeleton ďAll social media supports white supremacy ď. I need it but I canít find it.

Thanks!

https://twitter.com/dasharez0ne/sta...979103927357441

Boywhiz88
Sep 11, 2005

floating 26" off da ground. BURR!


Iím a big fan of the Star Citizen fan who said the officers had been indicted and arrested yesterday when it just happened today. Like within the last few hours.

Staryberry
Oct 16, 2009



Thank you!!!

1stGear
Jan 16, 2010

hey kid how's the cake


I will laugh myself to death if showing support for BLM is what finally kills Star Citizen.

The Saddest Rhino
Apr 29, 2009

I could hear the roots of loneliness creeping through me when the world was hushed at four o'clock in the morning






Edgar Allen Ho
Apr 3, 2017


Quoth James Cameron,

"Nevermore"






furries, furries never change

AlbieQuirky
Oct 9, 2012



College Slice

Cops are wolfdeer and dudes who might possibly have had a bad $20 are wolves? The actual gently caress?

Captain Monkey
Aug 23, 2007



https://twitter.com/mattyglesias/st...3406225408?s=21

Cernunnos
Sep 2, 2011


AlbieQuirky posted:

Cops are wolfdeer and dudes who might possibly have had a bad $20 are wolves? The actual gently caress?

The black guy being represented by a loving predator got an immediate from me.

Push El Burrito
May 9, 2006




Soiled Meat


Oh no, Werewolf Jones!

chitoryu12
Apr 23, 2014




Ironically, he's right in the wrong way. At the Ferguson protests, there was an immediate decrease in violence when the National Guard took over because they weren't nearly as insane as American police. The National Guard doesn't really want to be there and doesn't have any ill will toward the citizens. The cops want to hurt people and turn a peaceful protest into a riot to delegitimize it and give them an excuse to beat the poo poo out of minorities, so they charge into peaceful protesters, fire tear gas at random houses, and beat the poo poo out of journalists and destroy their cameras. American cops are such animals that replacing them with the military would cause less damage.

Edgar Allen Ho
Apr 3, 2017


Quoth James Cameron,

"Nevermore"



chitoryu12 posted:

Ironically, he's right in the wrong way. At the Ferguson protests, there was an immediate decrease in violence when the National Guard took over because they weren't nearly as insane as American police. The National Guard doesn't really want to be there and doesn't have any ill will toward the citizens. The cops want to hurt people and turn a peaceful protest into a riot to delegitimize it and give them an excuse to beat the poo poo out of minorities, so they charge into peaceful protesters, fire tear gas at random houses, and beat the poo poo out of journalists and destroy their cameras. American cops are such animals that replacing them with the military would cause less damage.

Yeah it's not like military enlisted are chud-free or full of the best and brightest in all cases but everyone I've met from there is leagues better than cops.

chitoryu12
Apr 23, 2014



Cernunnos posted:

The black guy being represented by a loving predator got an immediate from me.

It's a Zootopia thing. The movie has predator animals as discriminated against by prey animals because of propaganda of violence from their past and predators "going savage", which is dismissed as being innate to their biology. It gets revealed to be a conspiracy to drug predators to make them seem insane against their will and unite everyone else in genocide to wipe them out. So it's not quite as tone-deaf as it seems.

Kevin DuBrow
Apr 21, 2012

as requested

The obvious flaw in making that analogous to real life race relations is that wolves actually do have a biological drive to kill and devour prey animals.

Data Graham
Dec 28, 2009





Watch Beastars and you'll be plenty happy to go back to the Zootopia metaphor

christmas boots
Oct 15, 2012

To these sing-alongs of siren songs
To oohs to ahhs to big applause
With all of my anger I scream and shout
America, I love you but you're freaking me out


Biscuit Hider

chitoryu12 posted:

It's a Zootopia thing. The movie has predator animals as discriminated against by prey animals because of propaganda of violence from their past and predators "going savage", which is dismissed as being innate to their biology. It gets revealed to be a conspiracy to drug predators to make them seem insane against their will and unite everyone else in genocide to wipe them out. So it's not quite as tone-deaf as it seems.

Considering that it's fundamentally a kid's movie, I thought it did a good job showing that, even though she meant well and didn't consciously discriminate, she'd still inherited a bunch of unconscious biases that she had to confront. I don't know a lot of other movies, let alone children's movies, that acknowledge that you can still be a racist even if you're not intentionally one.

GrandpaPants
Feb 13, 2006


Free to roam the heavens in man's noble quest to investigate the weirdness of the universe!



Speaking of Zootopia

https://twitter.com/austin_walker/s...024463801466880

Data Graham
Dec 28, 2009





Disney: "I wonder if the race metaphors are too heavy-handed"

Cops: *don't get the police metaphors*

Vib Rib
Jul 23, 2007

God damn this shit is
fuckin' re-dic-a-liss


christmas boots posted:

Considering that it's fundamentally a kid's movie, I thought it did a good job showing that, even though she meant well and didn't consciously discriminate, she'd still inherited a bunch of unconscious biases that she had to confront. I don't know a lot of other movies, let alone children's movies, that acknowledge that you can still be a racist even if you're not intentionally one.
It's kind of amazing that the movie was so blatant with its metaphors and people could still come out of it with pro-racist ideology. I've seen enough of dumbasses on Twitter to know it exists.
Then again it was a pretty pro-cop film, but to be fair, that's a kid's movie for you. It's not like the cartoon animals were going to start singing "gently caress the Police".

christmas boots
Oct 15, 2012

To these sing-alongs of siren songs
To oohs to ahhs to big applause
With all of my anger I scream and shout
America, I love you but you're freaking me out


Biscuit Hider

Vib Rib posted:

It's kind of amazing that the movie was so blatant with its metaphors and people could still come out of it with pro-racist ideology. I've seen enough of dumbasses on Twitter to know it exists.
Then again it was a pretty pro-cop film, but to be fair, that's a kid's movie for you. It's not like the cartoon animals were going to start singing "gently caress the Police".

I mean I'm not saying that it's a flawless piece of art or anything but yeah.

Absurd Alhazred
Mar 27, 2010

I'm the babyliberal, gotta love me!


https://twitter.com/johnmdonnelly/s...358452545490954


Imagine being so loving comfortable.

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Edgar Allen Ho
Apr 3, 2017


Quoth James Cameron,

"Nevermore"



Ok will do, just casually getting my contrary opinions published in the NY times

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