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Bloody Hedgehog
Dec 12, 2003

Gotta nuke something


I would say pull up thread, but I'm okay if it just nosedives into the nearest mountain.

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Elviscat
Jan 1, 2008

MESS WITH THE OWL GET DISEMBOWEL





Blue Footed Booby posted:

And the one that caused a wildfire that cost 8 million just for the firefighters.

You may be forgetting the other massive gender reveal wildfire from the last few years.

By popular demand
Jul 17, 2007

IT *BZZT* WASP ME--
IT WASP ME ALL *BZZT* ALONG!




How many more trees will it take? When will the genders be revealed? Could they be revealed? Did I overextend the joke?

ZombieLenin
Sep 6, 2009

All great movements are popular movements. They are the volcanic eruptions of human passions and emotions, stirred into activity by the ruthless Goddess of Distress or by the torch of the spoken word cast into the midst of the people.

-Vladimir Lenin

zedprime posted:

Throwing a gender party when first finding out the sex of an unborn baby is at it's most basic concept really calling your shot on what gender the kids gonna grow up as.

I wouldn't call that fueled by explicit trans hate as much as institutional hate from a society that sees a dick in a grainy interpolated medical procedure and plans the kids next 18 years to present as male.

But yes also there's a lot of people doing very conscious very obvious signalling that they wouldn't do this if there wasn't any controversy about it.

Gender reveal parties are dumb, but they are grounded in the notion that you know what the sex of your child is going to be, and so—just because of how strongly gender is ingrained in us from the perspective of society—the ‘gender’ the child will be raised with until it can tell you if that is not appropriate to how the child actually feels.

And here is the thing about gender, yes it’s socially constructed, but it is very powerful and important to how human beings—in the current version of the world—see themselves.

Which is exactly why trans rights are so loving important.

All of which is to say, gender reveal parties, while incredibly dumb, do not necessarily represent, or intend to communicate, ‘trans hate.’

Nottherealaborn
Nov 12, 2012


I think gender reveal parties are dumb, but not as much because gender is a social construct (even tho it is), but because forcing friends/family into a dumb social gathering to show off if you’re having a boy or girl and basically requiring gifts to you/your baby is dumb anyways, and it would be dumb even if sex and gender were inherently tied together (tho they’re not).

Phlegmish
Jul 2, 2011




It's true that a lot of your later gender identity is already determined by genes and hormones during early development (especially in the womb), but as the parents you don't know for certain what it's going to be for your child, just making a statistical guess. Just call it a sex reveal party...although you could probably come up with counter-examples for that as well.

Really, your only safe choice is calling it a genital reveal party.

e; brb handing out flyers for my genital reveal party

e2: i need someone to come post bail

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Byzantine
Sep 1, 2007



By popular demand posted:

and the gender of my offspring is...

Domus
May 7, 2007

Kidney Buddies


My sister in law had a gender reveal event. When her husband found out it was a boy, he was super excited. “Guess what the first thing I’m going to get him is?” “A suit?” “No” “A football?” “No! It’s a gun. I’m going to buy him a [place style of gun here] for when he gets older!”. I was torn between being disgusted by the idea of the gun, and the idea that he wouldn’t have bought it if it was a girl.

Guy got his comeuppance though. He was a cop of the variety that makes people think ACAB. Tried to pull a fat person who had fallen down off the ground. Ruined his hip. Department gave him nothing because he was not required by his job to help the woman to her feet. Couldn’t have happened to a nicer guy.

The Bloop
Jul 5, 2004




Ultra Carp

Domus posted:

My sister in law had a gender reveal event. When her husband found out it was a boy, he was super excited. “Guess what the first thing I’m going to get him is?” “A suit?” “No” “A football?” “No! It’s a gun. I’m going to buy him a [place style of gun here] for when he gets older!”. I was torn between being disgusted by the idea of the gun, and the idea that he wouldn’t have bought it if it was a girl.

Guy got his comeuppance though. He was a cop of the variety that makes people think ACAB. Tried to pull a fat person who had fallen down off the ground. Ruined his hip. Department gave him nothing because he was not required by his job to help the woman to her feet. Couldn’t have happened to a nicer guy.

Well every part of this story is horrible

Pope Hilarius II
Nov 9, 2008



Domus posted:

My sister in law had a gender reveal event. When her husband found out it was a boy, he was super excited. “Guess what the first thing I’m going to get him is?” “A suit?” “No” “A football?” “No! It’s a gun. I’m going to buy him a [place style of gun here] for when he gets older!”. I was torn between being disgusted by the idea of the gun, and the idea that he wouldn’t have bought it if it was a girl.

Guy got his comeuppance though. He was a cop of the variety that makes people think ACAB. Tried to pull a fat person who had fallen down off the ground. Ruined his hip. Department gave him nothing because he was not required by his job to help the woman to her feet. Couldn’t have happened to a nicer guy.

does this ever sound like america.txt

Mescal
Jul 23, 2005





Domus posted:

My sister in law had a gender reveal event. When her husband found out it was a boy, he was super excited. “Guess what the first thing I’m going to get him is?” “A suit?” “No” “A football?” “No! It’s a gun. I’m going to buy him a [place style of gun here] for when he gets older!”. I was torn between being disgusted by the idea of the gun, and the idea that he wouldn’t have bought it if it was a girl.

Guy got his comeuppance though. He was a cop of the variety that makes people think ACAB. Tried to pull a fat person who had fallen down off the ground. Ruined his hip. Department gave him nothing because he was not required by his job to help the woman to her feet. Couldn’t have happened to a nicer guy.

I hate this, but/and aren't cops not required to do anything?

Tsubasa2004
Feb 14, 2003


Legally required, no. Do what the boss tells you on pain of eventual firing, yes.

Take the plunge! Okay!
Feb 24, 2007




As the old saying goes, murder you’re famil op

Ghost Leviathan
Mar 2, 2017

Exploration is ill-advised




Been at least one trans goon who's said they've had relatives go 'If we had one of those for you, maybe you wouldn't be so confused'.


Tsubasa2004 posted:

Legally required, no. Do what the boss tells you on pain of eventual firing, yes.

And/or being forcibly committed on false pretences, or shot three times in the back while raiding a home where no one has a gun.

Phlegmish
Jul 2, 2011




The Bloop posted:

Well every part of this story is horrible

Yeah I'm sure there's a part of the story we're missing but he's not really selling how horrible this guy is

The man got his comeuppance for trying to help a civilian, he's now disabled for life!!

venus de lmao
Apr 29, 2007

Call me "pixeltits"




Congratulations, Reg, it's a...

...squid.

Domus
May 7, 2007

Kidney Buddies


Phlegmish posted:

Yeah I'm sure there's a part of the story we're missing but he's not really selling how horrible this guy is

The man got his comeuppance for trying to help a civilian, he's now disabled for life!!

He really is the kind of guy who makes people think all cops are bad. He always showed up to family gatherings telling blatantly racist stories about his job. I know every saint has a past and every sinner has a future, but I still have a grudge against people who make life worse for those who are already struggling. Then again, I’m probably not seeing things from a fair perspective, as I love my nephews and think he has taught them some very bad attitudes.

Captain Monkey
Aug 23, 2007



By popular demand posted:

How many more trees will it take? When will the genders be revealed? Could they be revealed? Did I overextend the joke?

We’re missing a forest, for the D’s.

Mescal
Jul 23, 2005





Ghost Leviathan posted:

Been at least one trans goon who's said they've had relatives go 'If we had one of those for you, maybe you wouldn't be so confused'.



...a gun?

Captain Hygiene
Sep 17, 2007

I canne has cîsebœuf?


DMX's funeral procession brings Brooklyn to a standstill as hundreds of bikers escort monster truck carrying his red casket to memorial service at Barclays Center

Fatty Crabcakes
Jan 31, 2008

HISSSSSSSSSSSSS



Mescal posted:

...a gun?
wtf dude

Inceltown
Aug 6, 2019









I think they're clarifying what the OP meant.

So no they weren't talking about a gun but were talking about how the baby should have been given a gender reveal party so they didn't grow up to be trans.

Atticus_1354
Dec 9, 2006

Don't you go near that dog, you understand? Don't go near him, he's just as dangerous dead as alive.


Ghost Leviathan posted:

Been at least one trans goon who's said they've had relatives go 'If we had one of those for you, maybe you wouldn't be so confused'.

Maybe it would have been good if the trans goon had a gender reveal and then that relative was accidentally blown up. It's never to late for them to try.

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Mescal
Jul 23, 2005





Inceltown posted:

I think they're clarifying what the OP meant.

So no they weren't talking about a gun but were talking about how the baby should have been given a gender reveal party so they didn't grow up to be trans.

Oh. Well, I think we should give trans people guns anyway.

ultrafilter
Aug 23, 2007






https://twitter.com/MarineShitposts/status/1386327122445324288

By popular demand
Jul 17, 2007

IT *BZZT* WASP ME--
IT WASP ME ALL *BZZT* ALONG!




We always known that octopodes are smart but I didn't expect them to figure out how the rise in geological understanding drove the brutal destruction of nature for fossil fuels.

Call me octopal I'll be your comrade

CapitanGarlic
Feb 29, 2004

Much, much more.

Ghost Leviathan posted:

Been at least one trans goon who's said they've had relatives go 'If we had one of those for you, maybe you wouldn't be so confused'.

https://twitter.com/solomongeorgio/status/1020154489968267264?s=19

ultrafilter
Aug 23, 2007







3D Megadoodoo
Nov 25, 2010

- Ska du ha maito i kaffet?



I really hope this will lead to "dumb" televisions coming back.

Azathoth Prime
Feb 20, 2004

Free 2nd day shipping on all eldritch horrors.




3D Megadoodoo posted:

I really hope this will lead to "dumb" televisions coming back.

Dumb TVs are never coming back. They subsidize the cost of the components by selling the data they gather from spying on you. CEO of Visio openly acknowledged this when asked about it.

3D Megadoodoo
Nov 25, 2010

- Ska du ha maito i kaffet?


Is connecting them to the internet required nowadays? My sister has a "smart" TV and it's never been plugged into the Internet, so it's basically just a stupidly slow dumb TV. (Why is it so slow? gently caress if I know.)

Fatty Crabcakes
Jan 31, 2008

HISSSSSSSSSSSSS



3D Megadoodoo posted:

(Why is it so slow? gently caress if I know.)

3D Megadoodoo
Nov 25, 2010

- Ska du ha maito i kaffet?



I don't know what that is.

Fatty Crabcakes
Jan 31, 2008

HISSSSSSSSSSSSS



3D Megadoodoo posted:

I don't know what that is.
It's a jpeg, dumas

freeedr
Feb 21, 2005



Fatty Crabcakes posted:

It's a jpeg, dumas

I’m going to sarcastically call people Dumas too

The Bloop
Jul 5, 2004




Ultra Carp

Fatty Crabcakes posted:

It's a jpeg, dumas

3D Megadoodoo
Nov 25, 2010

- Ska du ha maito i kaffet?


*In Dumas voice*: /ʒpɛʒ/

Tei
Feb 19, 2011




link
https://www.bbc.com/news/world-australia-56612257

Phy
Jun 27, 2008





Fun Shoe

Fatty Crabcakes posted:

It's a jpeg, dumas

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Fatty Crabcakes
Jan 31, 2008

HISSSSSSSSSSSSS



Yeah, Alexandre Dumas.

Lern 2 read 🙄

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