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Platystemon
Feb 13, 2012




Ah yes, the four genders: male, female, nonbinary, and trans.

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Platystemon
Feb 13, 2012




Reminds me of this Reddit post from this very week.

quote:

my pit bull attacked a dog today and put it in the vet ER. Owner is billing me. I tried to break up the fight and saved his dogs life. Ended up in the ER because the other dog bit me. HELP!

Today around sunset my pitbull which is a rescue from the county shelter got out when my pregnant GF was taking out the trash. I heard her chasing after the dog down the driveway and immediately chased after them. By the time i got there my dog had a much smaller dog's neck in his mouth and the other owner was kicking my dog to get him off. I grabbed my dogs collar chest neck head and jaws in that order to try to stop the fight. My pit WOULD NOT let go. It was like a completely different animal on pcp or something. The whole time im trying to break it off the other dog is biting the poo poo out of my thumb. Anyways their dog survived just fine and the owner expects me to pay the vet bill. The after hours giant rear end vet bill. I saved his dogs life. Shouldnt he at least pay for my hand if i pay his vet bill? Im a massage therapist and am not able to make money now. I cannot afford both my med bills and his dog's. What can i do / what am i entitled to do?

Platystemon
Feb 13, 2012



Peanut Butler posted:

tipping is bad and has its origins in post-civil war methods of making sure black people didn't get paid as much, if at all

Platystemon
Feb 13, 2012



Magna Kaser posted:

here's one that is less depressing and political

For some quick background, many Chinese animal names are fun mashups of animals and concepts for interesting linguistic reasons.

Plenty of English animals names are like this, we just laundered them through other languages.

Hippopotamus = river horse

Porcupine = thorny pig

Porpoise = pig fish

Ferret = little thief

Platystemon
Feb 13, 2012



Giraffes used to be “camelopards” before English stole Arabic’s version. No fun allowed.

Platystemon
Feb 13, 2012



Brawnfire posted:

It's gonna suck when Marx gets snagged in those tree roots. It was already a bitch pulling that thing with all the soil pressure. And then the digging to bury columbus upside-down... really shoulda gotten a bigger crew for this job.

Platystemon
Feb 13, 2012



Hollandia posted:

I mean you could focus on the valknot or you could just look at the pattern of swastikas around it. Unless I’m missing something.

Powered Descent posted:

I often visit a hundred-year-old office building that has that exact same pattern molded as trim around the elevators in the lobby.

That motif is called “Greek key”.

Platystemon
Feb 13, 2012




Twist: Nazi sent this in herself to spread the word about what her name means and hopefully cut down on the uncomfortableness she faces at work.

Platystemon
Feb 13, 2012



Runcible Cat posted:

My 1488&Me results just came in!

Ladies, if your man has one thousand four hundred and eighty‐eight pairs of chromosomes, that ain’t your man. That’s a pond creature.

Platystemon
Feb 13, 2012



Mak0rz posted:

Yes but the first black president was also coincidentally the only president ever. It's not like there are 44 other white presidents or anything.




Forty‐three

Grover Cleveland is in there twice.

Platystemon
Feb 13, 2012



EL BROMANCE posted:

What would suck: if that guy is Krasinski
What would suck even more: if that guy isn't Krasinski

The two videos Cody did about SGN were both good, and I was closed enough on the 'guess what clip it is' answer that I gave myself a point anyway.

I think this was missed in the Lineham jubilation.

I apologise if not.

https://twitter.com/WretchedHog/sta...375449862656000

Platystemon
Feb 13, 2012



Someone had receipts of him making a very different complaint years ago of why his show was cancelled, involving bad and inconsistent time slots.

Platystemon
Feb 13, 2012



https://twitter.com/999RPMs/status/1277456061859913729

subpar anachronism posted:

Someone once tried to convince me that Scott Adams's chud chode act was entirely ironic and he was actually extremely left. All I learned from that is people are really not smart.

Scott Adams doesn’t believe in gravity.

Platystemon posted:

I hate you for making me look this up.



[page 238 is an illustration]



So that’s the main text of the theory. Now let’s back up a few pages.





Now watch him handwave objections in the second edition.






Does he truly believe his expanding world theory?

• He lists gravity as an assumption about reality.

• A few lines later, he says he has “doubts about reality”.

• He doesn’t accept any of the counterexamples to his theory readers sent in.

• He doesn’t mind if people think he believe in his theory.

In conclusion, I don’t think it can be said that he doesn’t believe in it.

LIBERTARIAN BONUS ROUND




Is this just a thought experiment?

Platystemon
Feb 13, 2012



“Cannon Mac” is a pornstar name if I ever heard one.

Platystemon
Feb 13, 2012



Pinus Porcus posted:

Crossposted from GBS:



Remember when Uber murdered that woman in Arizona and their internal communications came out and they’re like “if no one is dying, we’re not innovating fast enough!”?

Same energy.

Platystemon
Feb 13, 2012



hahaha it sure would be awkward if someone dynamited a sacred mountain and carved it into figures despised by those who revered the original

Platystemon
Feb 13, 2012



Just give Jefferson a bandana and a Hatsune Miku binder.

Platystemon
Feb 13, 2012



TinTower posted:

the woman who complained about that “shut the gently caress up TERF” anime meme in the House of Commons.

Goal: get her to print out and wave around the Sonic meme.

Platystemon
Feb 13, 2012



RareAcumen posted:

Glad I'm not gonna live to the 2100's and have to keep seeing these things

https://twitter.com/HydroTheSquid/s...775881437724674

This claim was dumb as poo poo even by the low standards of doomsday numerology.

Platystemon posted:

They let that guy be a scientist? President is more to his competency.

It’s not eleven days per year. It’s eleven days in fourteen centuries. He probably just Googled “difference between Julian and Gregorian calendars” and ran with it.

Even if he were right about the difference between the calendars, why does he assume that everyone makes the same elementary errors he would? You’re telling me that bleach kills coronavirus? Let’s inject ourselves with bleach. Why did no one else think of this? I am such a genius.

Platystemon
Feb 13, 2012



Annabel Pee posted:

Someone on my facebook posted this crap about Lewis Hamilton's opinion on BLM is hypocritical because he uses problematic brands like Adidas and Nike. Has anyone got a good explanation to explain to people why this type of thinking is stupid, Like the you live in a society comic thingy but explained better?

Hypocrisy is overrated as a sin. It’s just way easier to attack a person on grounds of hypocrisy than it is to attack them on the merits of their positions.

This is a passage from a work of fiction, but at least it’s better than Harry Potter:

quote:

“You know, when I was a young man, hypocrisy was deemed the worst of vices,” Finkle-McGraw said. “It was all because of moral relativism. You see, in that sort of a climate, you are not allowed to criticise others-after all, if there is no absolute right and wrong, then what grounds is there for criticism? … Now, this led to a good deal of general frustration, for people are naturally censorious and love nothing better than to criticise others’ shortcomings. And so it was that they seized on hypocrisy and elevated it from a ubiquitous peccadillo into the monarch of all vices. For, you see, even if there is no right and wrong, you can find grounds to criticise another person by contrasting what he has espoused with what he has actually done. In this case, you are not making any judgment whatsoever as to the correctness of his views or the morality of his behaviour—you are merely pointing out that he has said one thing and done another. Virtually all political discourse in the days of my youth was devoted to the ferreting out of hypocrisy.

We take a somewhat different view of hypocrisy,” Finkle-McGraw continued. “In the late-twentieth-century Weltanschauung, a hypocrite was someone who espoused high moral views as part of a planned campaign of deception—he never held these beliefs sincerely and routinely violated them in privacy. Of course, most hypocrites are not like that. Most of the time it’s a spirit-is-willing, flesh-is-weak sort of thing.”

“That we occasionally violate our own stated moral code,” Major Napier said, working it through, “does not imply that we are insincere in espousing that code.”

“Of course not,” Finkle-McGraw said. “It’s perfectly obvious, really. No one ever said that it was easy to hew to a strict code of conduct. Really, the difficulties involved—the missteps we make along the way—are what make it interesting. The internal, and eternal, struggle, between our base impulses and the rigorous demands of our own moral system is quintessentially human. It is how we conduct ourselves in that struggle that determines how we may in time be judged by a higher power.”

Platystemon
Feb 13, 2012



Karia posted:

Lol if you don't have Enrique act as your strawman posting enemy so you can take them down in public and feel like an Internet Superhero.

They call that move ‘The Stephen Byerley’.

Platystemon
Feb 13, 2012



Arivia posted:

Can someone screenshot the tweet Atwood is responding to there? That TERF has me blocked and I'm trying to figure out the conversation.

quote:

How did the people in Gilead know which people to make into Handmaidens?

Platystemon
Feb 13, 2012



One passage early in The Handmaid’s Tale describes “a red hexagon that means ‘Stop’”.

Stop signs on planet Earth in 2020 are, of course, octagons.

Maybe Gilead really does use hexagons, either as a conscious choice or because the shape is traditional in their mirror universe .

Maybe the narrator doesn’t know her shapes.

Maybe Atwood made a mistake and it’s slipped past every editor and into the latest editions.

There are places online that quote this passage, and no one seems to notice the oddity of a hexagonal stop sign. It’s the last one.

Platystemon
Feb 13, 2012



https://twitter.com/KwCongressional...641525483999238

Platystemon
Feb 13, 2012



Platystemon
Feb 13, 2012



I call them “Musketeers”.

Platystemon
Feb 13, 2012



Veni Vidi Ameche! posted:

The control panel of one of the greatest modern media juggernauts in the world looks like the interface to an early Javascript idle game.

It’s got the same energy as the Hawaiian disaster alert console.

Platystemon
Feb 13, 2012



Absurd Alhazred posted:

https://twitter.com/BostonPatrolmen...208409148035077

Thank you for your example of what disingenuous looks like.

“In its majestic equality, the law forbids rich and poor alike to sleep under bridges, beg in the streets and steal loaves of bread.”

Platystemon
Feb 13, 2012



Regalingualius posted:

Now I kind of want to see The Room-era Tommy Wiseau make an FMV game, for whatever reason.

That’s just Plumbers Don’t Wear Ties.

Platystemon
Feb 13, 2012




There haven’t been any controlled studies on the efficacy of parachutes.

Platystemon
Feb 13, 2012



https://twitter.com/frigginJoseph/s...403788115030018

Platystemon
Feb 13, 2012



BaronVonVaderham posted:

This made me remember a thing I saw over the weekend:



Fucker is now apparently worth $178 BILLION. What does $178 Billion buy you that $100 Billion can't? Or even anything beyond a single billion?

Jeff Bezos could buy the Something Awful forums at a rate of five hundred dollars per post and he would still have fifty billion dollars.

Platystemon
Feb 13, 2012



Edgar Allen Ho posted:

How much could lowtax have rode into the sunset with if he sold this shithole in like '04 or '05

Even if it were a larger amount, he would have blown it all long before 2020.

Platystemon
Feb 13, 2012



Arsenic Lupin posted:

"Demon sperm" is trending on Twitter and I want everything to come to a full stop.

Demon sperm can bring your period to a full stop.

Platystemon
Feb 13, 2012



RoboRodent posted:

I mean, this is all true. Fungi are very weird.

I like to helpfully point out that they're closer to kingdom Animalia than kingdom Plantae.

Fungi get a bad rap because so many of them are poisonous to us.

Why are they poisonous? They’re locked in an evolutionary arms race with bacteria that are trying to fill the same niches. Sometimes our biology is similar enough to make us collateral damage. Sometimes it isn’t and presto! It’s promising antibiotic candidate.

P.S. I loving wish big pharma saw money in antibiotics. The last time a new family of antibiotics was introduced for gram-negative bacteria, JFK skull was intact.

Platystemon
Feb 13, 2012



TinTower posted:

One of the essays I did on my degree touched upon the point that Voltaire was a whiny pissbaby who got on the grift train after he was “cancelled” for writing a pamphlet calling a scientific rival a shithead for proposing a theory he disliked.

That theory ended up being shown to be true as a consequence of other physical phenomena.

Was Voltaire not right about König’s innocence re forgery of the Leibniz letter?

Platystemon
Feb 13, 2012



“The Ivy League” refers to plants.

Platystemon
Feb 13, 2012



Arivia posted:

I don’t think she’s trying to disassociate her institution or defend anything. Her original tweet is way too tentative and way too conciliatory to be anything but a terminology clarification.

That’s just setting up the bait.

It’s like Cunningham’s Law. You cannot just make a statement on Twitter. You have to get into an argument. It drives engagement.

Platystemon
Feb 13, 2012



more like a rookie life coach

can’t say “amateur” because that’s someone who does it for love

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Platystemon
Feb 13, 2012



Nostradingus posted:

Uh oh, what happened in Lebnaon?

Very large explosion at the port in Beirut

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