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20 Blunts
Jan 21, 2017



how many volumes of uncle johns bathroom reader have you completed

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A Pack of Kobolds
Mar 23, 2007



Unperson_47 posted:

Boomers like to drench their joints in isopropyl rubbing alcohol.

What in the everloving gently caress is this. Do they really do this.

Batterypowered7
Aug 8, 2009

The mist that chills you keeps me warm.


A Pack of Kobolds posted:

What in the everloving gently caress is this. Do they really do this.

The sensation of the alcohol evaporating off the skin feels cool and is probably soothing to them.

A Pack of Kobolds
Mar 23, 2007



Batterypowered7 posted:

The sensation of the alcohol evaporating off the skin feels cool and is probably soothing to them.

Oh I thought he meant dipping jazz cigarettes in rubbing alcohol, like PCP. This makes more sense.

Colonel Cancer
Sep 26, 2015

I thought it was time you had a new av so typed in random picture and this is what came up


A Pack of Kobolds posted:

Oh I thought he meant dipping jazz cigarettes in rubbing alcohol, like PCP. This makes more sense.

snergle
Aug 3, 2013


The North Tower posted:

You can call 911 without a SIM card with most phones. Maybe she got this confused?

Why am I acting in good faith with this? We know the answer.

maybe? idk where she got it but she says it after every power outage and since i live in rural nc its about 4-5 times a year. usually during the spring / summer.

ProperGanderPusher
Jan 13, 2012






Lawrence Welk is definitely more of a silent era thing. My grandma who straddled the silent and GG eras loved it and would never miss an episode and would ask why people can’t make nice music like this anymore instead of that awful rock and/or roll. Your average boomer rarely flat out hates rock as a genre regardless of how conservative they are and thinks that Welk is corny and cringe as poo poo every bit as much as we do.

LabyaMynora
Jun 18, 2000

I am a ghost


Grimey Drawer

20 Blunts posted:

how many volumes of uncle johns bathroom reader have you completed

Zero, but I used to read Reader's Digest on the toilet at my grandma and grandpas house when I was a kid.

They subscribed to Reader's Digest and left it right next to the toilet in the bathroom.

AceClown
Sep 11, 2005



rotinaj posted:

Holy poo poo this is shockingly apt

This also explains it really well:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jzMFoNZeZm0

PeterCat
Apr 8, 2020



phasmid posted:

What a grand and intoxicating innocence.

How many have you seen?

bob dobbs is dead
Oct 8, 2017

bob dobbs will one day live again


Nap Ghost

i saw the one where he was genghis khan and it caused everyone in the cast and crew to die because they hosed up the location so bad

wesleywillis
Dec 30, 2016

A garden full of trees, and a pocket full of cheese.

20 Blunts posted:

Peckinpah is where its at for westerns.

Tom Mix is the best western star.

Achtane posted:

I have watched every episode of The Rifleman, I must admit.

Starring....Chuck Connorrrsss!

His character raped a 16 year old slave girl in Roots, therefore he is racist, and pedophile.

Animated Nerd
Dec 21, 2011

Eat your pea, Professor!


Achtane posted:

I have watched every episode of The Rifleman, I must admit.

Starring....Chuck Connorrrsss!

At least The Rifleman has the fact that he's a single parent, and they occasionally bring up how that is seen in the larger picture of the wild west. Have Gun Will Travel is pretty good too, if only for the theme song. Why yes, my Mother did subscribe to the western channel, how did you know.

Unperson_47
Oct 14, 2007





Batterypowered7 posted:

The sensation of the alcohol evaporating off the skin feels cool and is probably soothing to them.

They say it draws fluid out.

Zeniel
Oct 18, 2013


To think if Gygax had made a game called Partners and Pilgrims instead.

PipHelix
Nov 11, 2017




bob dobbs is dead posted:

its amusing ourselves to death

Thaaaaaats the one. The phrasing was so close I assumed he was quoting it.

I did a stint abroad, rural enough where there was basically nothing on TV but local language stuff, none of which I understood so I detoxed a full year off TV. I was still mainlining online news and blogs and stuff at the height of the late 00's but still. Came home and couldn't stand being in the same room as a TV. I was a big old Daily Show lib, Maddow had blown up by the time I got back, and my family tried to get me into her but her just glib superficial smugness drove me into a rage.

Eventually I got around to reading Amusing Ourselves to Death and a light went on. I dunno how much in the book is right or wrong, but there is definitely some bad brain poison in TV. I'll still stream comedies and stuff, occasional drama, but man... Television. Tried watching PlutoTV cause a bunch of my favorite comedians are in a show they own. Got halfway through an ep because they run commercials it seems like every five minutes.

It might help I came back at the end of 2008, I'd spent eight months mainlining worldwide economic doom starting from Bear Stearns and was in Europe when the Euro imploded and Iceland went broke and no one knew what the gently caress and two weeks later I'm home people are yelling on the mainstream TV news about Obama giving dap and not wearing a flag pin like there were literally no other issues in the world, so my experience my not be representative.

PipHelix fucked around with this message at 20:35 on May 22, 2020

Chomp8645
Sep 1, 2006

Vvardenfell awaits.



Zeniel posted:

To think if Gygax had made a game called Partners and Pilgrims instead.

Tbh I don't think the name was really relevant. It's not like either dungeons or dragons are inherently offensive things to Christians.

Nonsense moral panic can from anywhere, a title is no defense against it. Remember when Mass Effect was accused of basically being a sex simulator on Fox News? Anything can be twisted if you try hard enough and your audience is unquestioning. Partners and Pilgrims huh? Partners... more like PROLETARIAT. This reds are trying to teach collectivist propaganda to our kids, and wrapping it in the veneer of the pilgrims!

Good lord I can see the Chick tract.

purple death ray
Jul 28, 2007

me omw 2 steal ur girl


It was partners and pilgrims because these are things cowboys/John Wayne say, not because it was related to the pilgrims with the hats and the mayflower

Zeniel
Oct 18, 2013


Chomp8645 posted:

Tbh I don't think the name was really relevant. It's not like either dungeons or dragons are inherently offensive things to Christians.

Nonsense moral panic can from anywhere, a title is no defense against it. Remember when Mass Effect was accused of basically being a sex simulator on Fox News? Anything can be twisted if you try hard enough and your audience is unquestioning. Partners and Pilgrims huh? Partners... more like PROLETARIAT. This reds are trying to teach collectivist propaganda to our kids, and wrapping it in the veneer of the pilgrims!

Good lord I can see the Chick tract.

My point wasn't really anything to do with the title but more what if Gygax had instead made a table top RPG that was just cowboys.

ProperGanderPusher
Jan 13, 2012






Zeniel posted:

To think if Gygax had made a game called Partners and Pilgrims instead.

A weird west RPG tabletop sounds like a ton of fun, ngl.

mazzi Chart Czar
Sep 24, 2005

Idiot. Extremely deranged. Ignore me.

PipHelix posted:

I did a stint abroad, rural enough where there was basically nothing on TV but local language stuff,


In 2003, I accidentally stopped watching Television/Radio/Film and completely fell out of line with Movie-TV-Radio culture. it got to such a crazy point that some time in the mid 10's when my parents were arguing to me about something, my mother yelled at me to go to a movie theater. They made it feel like I killed a god.

Kung Food
Dec 11, 2006

PORN WIZARD

ProperGanderPusher posted:

A weird west RPG tabletop sounds like a ton of fun, ngl.

https://www.amazon.com/Deadlands-We...e/dp/1889546011

Zeniel
Oct 18, 2013


ProperGanderPusher posted:

A weird west RPG tabletop sounds like a ton of fun, ngl.

It's easily converted too:

Nestled atop the cliffs that rise from the Sword Coast Rio Grande, the citadel of Candlekeep Fort Candle houses the finest and most comprehensive collection of writings Rye Whiskey on the face of Faerûn Texas. It is an imposing fortress, kept in strict isolation from the intrigues that occasionally plague the rest of the Forgotten Realms The Oooooold West. It is secluded, highly regimented, and it is home.

Within these hallowed halls of knowledge hootenanny, your story begins. You have spent most of your twenty years of life within this keep's austere walls, under the tutelage of the sage prospector Gorion Gus Higgens. Acting as your father, he has raised you on a thousand tales of heroes and monsters varments, lovers and infidels injuns, battles and tragedies. However, one story was always left untold: that of your true heritage. You have been told that you are an orphan, but your past is largely unknown.

Lately, Gorion Gus Higgens has been growing distant from you, as if some grave matter weighs heavily on his heart hat. You have asked about his concerns as gently as possible, but your queries hootin' and hollerin' has been in vain. Your sole comfort is the knowledge that he is a wise mans man, and you know he will tell you when the time is right. Nonetheless, his silence sobriety is troubling, and you cannot help but feel that something is terribly wrong...

Today, Gorion Gus Higgens has appeared more agitated sober than ever, and now he has uncharacteristically interrupted your chores drinkin' in the middle of the day. Imparting hurried instructions for you to equip yourself for travel, he has handed you what gold GOOOOOOLD!!! he can spare, but given no clue as to why. Nevertheless, you now stand before the Candlekeep Fort Candle Inn Saloon, ready to purchase what you need for an unplanned and unexpected journey.

02-6611-0142-1
Sep 30, 2004



Detective No. 27 posted:

But it honestly doesn't seem like it ever truly went away. It just mutated. Things are dumber than ever.

Satanic moral panic was replaced by gangs moral panic was replaced by terrorism moral panic. Interest wanes when there’s a newer thing

BigDave
Jul 14, 2009

THERE WILL BE REPERCUSSIONS! NOTHING CAN EVER BE THE SAME AGAIN!


02-6611-0142-1 posted:

Satanic moral panic was replaced by gangs moral panic was replaced by terrorism moral panic. Interest wanes when there’s a newer thing

And terrorists were replaced by Black Lives Matter, which were in turn replaced by Antifa.

Not sure what's gonna replace them.

02-6611-0142-1
Sep 30, 2004



satanism moral panic, 1980s:
doesn’t really exist, at least not in the way people think it does, how dare my child defy the teachings of jesus christ

antifa moral panic, 2020s:
doesn’t really exist, at least not in the way people think it does, how dare my child defy the teachings of adolf hitler

rotinaj
Sep 4, 2008






Fun Shoe

BigDave posted:

And terrorists were replaced by Black Lives Matter, which were in turn replaced by Antifa.

Not sure what's gonna replace them.

Roving murder gangs of wastelanders who somehow manage to survive in the covid and nuclear-blasted hell’s cape

BigDave
Jul 14, 2009

THERE WILL BE REPERCUSSIONS! NOTHING CAN EVER BE THE SAME AGAIN!


rotinaj posted:

Roving murder gangs of wastelanders who somehow manage to survive in the covid and nuclear-blasted hell’s cape

Which is fine for Arizona but what about the rest of the country?

I'm thinking nurses because THEY SPREAD THE COVID!!

mind the walrus
Sep 22, 2006



02-6611-0142-1 posted:

satanism moral panic, 1980s:
doesn’t really exist, at least not in the way people think it does, how dare my child defy the teachings of jesus christ

antifa moral panic, 2020s:
doesn’t really exist, at least not in the way people think it does, how dare my child defy the teachings of adolf hitler
The number of rich urban liberals I've met who have "totally seen antifa at a protest" is depressing.

InediblePenguin
Sep 27, 2004


Robo Reagan posted:

half the westerns made today use the Deadwood set with different camera angels and im guessing the Deadwood set was something else before

"filmed at a legendary movie ranch called Melody Film Ranch in Newhall, California. It's been the home to westerns for years going to back to the days of Gunsmoke. The last few big things to shoot there were Django Unchained and Westworld."

Panfilo
Aug 27, 2011

EXISTENCE IS PAIN

Millennial moral panic is catching their 5 year old watching uncurated YouTube videos.

I can just imagine the parents ears perk up faintly hearing Dennis Pragers warbly voice coming from their kids bedroom, and just diving on that tablet like it's a live grenade.

Heath
Apr 29, 2008



Panfilo posted:

Millennial moral panic is catching their 5 year old watching uncurated YouTube videos.

I can just imagine the parents ears perk up faintly hearing Dennis Pragers warbly voice coming from their kids bedroom, and just diving on that tablet like it's a live grenade.

Have you ever actually seen a toddler watching those AI generated videos? They almost universally have absolute meltdowns over having them taken away even though they're just a constant stream of nonsense. And they go on and on and on. Legitimately disturbing.

Pretty good
Apr 16, 2007





BigDave posted:

And terrorists were replaced by Black Lives Matter, which were in turn replaced by Antifa.

Not sure what's gonna replace them.
Jewish and queer people

bob dobbs is dead
Oct 8, 2017

bob dobbs will one day live again


Nap Ghost

hating on the jews is the default thing that dipshit rulers have relied on for millenia

see chart

gimme the GOD DAMN candy
Jul 1, 2007

Ask me about the hate crime perpetrated against a gay black man, and how it was a real hate crime and totally not fabricated. I am well acquainted with the facts of this actual hate crime which actually took place in actuality.

pesach sounds like a real wild time

A Wild Animal
Dec 20, 2019

by LITERALLY AN ADMIN


Sugary Bread.

Ghost Leviathan
Mar 2, 2017



They have fairy bread too?

Outrail
Jan 4, 2009

www.sapphicrobotica.com


bob dobbs is dead posted:

hating on the jews is the default thing that dipshit rulers have relied on for millenia

see chart



Can someone explain what this chart means for those of us who don't even nderstand enough of it to even make a joke about what it is?

bob dobbs is dead
Oct 8, 2017

bob dobbs will one day live again


Nap Ghost

a very material proportion of jewish holidays are about times when people tried to kill the jews and failed. chief among those is purim but chanukah forex is about a miracle that happened when peeps were trying to kill some jews, etc etc

there is also a weird concern for trees for various reasons

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Krispy Wafer
Jul 26, 2002

I shouted out "Free the exposed 67"
But they stood on my hair and told me I was fat

Grimey Drawer

Just like Boomers think literal children are Millennials, Millennials think everything older than them are Boomers. Welk and westerns are Silent/Greatest gen territory. A Boomer western would be Clint Eastwood or Kevin Kline in Silverado. Sure, some liked John Wayne, but westerns as a movie genre largely died when Boomers were in their 20's and 30's.

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