User Profile

Forum Activity by Paquito

I mentioned this in the GD thread, but regardless of what caused this, we really should have Kateland back up and ready in the event this place finally disintegrates.
Nov 20, 2017 6:56 PM
Esoteric Allusion
ZubenIt is well reviewed: https://www.influenster.com/reviews/ben-jerrys-the-tonight-dough-ice-cream-16-oz

It seems too busy for it to be an ice cream flavor I'd like, but those are some very positive reviews by people who apparently go out of their way to review ice cream flavors.

My top 3 favorite ice cream flavors:

1) Pistachio
2) Fat Elvis
3) Green Tea

Ben & Jerry's "flavors" are really just pre-packaged Ice Cream Sundaes. And they're delicious. You should try one; I'd be surprised if they weren't available where you live. Join the fatty American mainstream, EA.
Nov 20, 2017 3:22 PM
King Elessar 8I live!

Well, more or less.

Always happy to see you're not dead, KE8. Need any help getting the lifeboat back up?
Nov 20, 2017 1:02 PM
Janson JinnistanIs it possible that there could be a newly assigned mod to the forums? Someone added recently, and without notifying our existing neglected mods?

Of the people that were recently disappeared, how many of them bashed the new Justice League movie?
Nov 20, 2017 1:01 PM
Infinitus CorsairMaybe he's just been locked out of the site for weird programming reasons. That's happened to me a few times.

Nope, all his posts have been scorched:

http://forum.rottentomatoes.com/topic/show/1998507
Nov 20, 2017 12:50 PM
Ivan the Terrible
PaquitoPeople that have defended Wikileaks in the past are really pissed with Assange.

Karma should dictate that an alternative pro-transparency web site opens up, with its first big break being a cache of internal Wikileaks E-mails from disgruntled associates of Assange detailing all the ways in which he's a hypocritical piece of shit. After which all future leakers who are actually interested in exposing government malfeasance rather than pushing a pro-Trump agenda turn to said new web site and Wikileaks slowly fades and is forgotten.

That would be amusing.

Practically speaking, I think things have evolved to the point where there's no longer a need for an organization dedicated to publishing leaked information. Major news outlets around the world have adopted ways to allow whistleblowers to leak information anonymously. There are also organizations like the International Consortium of Investigative Journalists to leak to if you didn't trust a particular main stream news organization.
Nov 19, 2017 11:12 PM
Zuben
Paquito
Zuben
Paquito
Zuben
Paquito
ZubenPaquito also thinks it "doesn't matter" that Bill Burr is giving Dave Becky a pass because they were friends; literally excusing the kind of men covering up for each other and silencing women that is at the middle of what #metoo has been exposing. Don't expect him to show any self-awareness here.

You're a humorless twat that's outraged by a piece of comedy you don't understand, because you didn't bother listening to it, all the way through.

A.) I am much, much funnier than you.

B.) My listening to the entire Bill Burr clip is irrelevant to the fact that you think it doesn't matter that Bill Burr is giving Becky a pass because they are friends and Bill Burr is just "thinking out loud". It's not like Bill Burr comes around on that later in the clip.

C.) Surprise, surprise, you're a piece of shit.

Cultures that have zero tolerance for people expressing the "wrong" opinion are toxic to stand-up comedy. I mentioned the fact that prominent stand-up comedians won't perform at colleges for this reason. I'm sure you don't understand why that's a problem.

Yeah, I'm not going to help you switch the topic from your gross post.

Holy shit you're dense. This isn't a change in topic. This is directly related to why I can tolerate and forgive Burr's wrongness in the context of that standup bit I linked to.

Oof. That is so, so much worse. Sorry for giving you the benefit of the doubt. Wow.

lol
Nov 19, 2017 2:11 AM
Zuben
Paquito
Zuben
Paquito
ZubenPaquito also thinks it "doesn't matter" that Bill Burr is giving Dave Becky a pass because they were friends; literally excusing the kind of men covering up for each other and silencing women that is at the middle of what #metoo has been exposing. Don't expect him to show any self-awareness here.

You're a humorless twat that's outraged by a piece of comedy you don't understand, because you didn't bother listening to it, all the way through.

A.) I am much, much funnier than you.

B.) My listening to the entire Bill Burr clip is irrelevant to the fact that you think it doesn't matter that Bill Burr is giving Becky a pass because they are friends and Bill Burr is just "thinking out loud". It's not like Bill Burr comes around on that later in the clip.

C.) Surprise, surprise, you're a piece of shit.

Cultures that have zero tolerance for people expressing the "wrong" opinion are toxic to stand-up comedy. I mentioned the fact that prominent stand-up comedians won't perform at colleges for this reason. I'm sure you don't understand why that's a problem.

Yeah, I'm not going to help you switch the topic from your gross post.

Holy shit you're dense. This isn't a change in topic. This is directly related to why I can tolerate and forgive Burr's wrongness in the context of that standup bit I linked to.
Nov 19, 2017 1:03 AM
Zuben
B.) My listening to the entire Bill Burr clip is irrelevant to the fact that you think it doesn't matter that Bill Burr is giving Becky a pass because they are friends and Bill Burr is just "thinking out loud". It's not like Bill Burr comes around on that later in the clip.

Also, you're conveniently ignoring the fact that you completely misrepresented the rest of Burr's bit, when you accused him of gross equivocation.
Nov 19, 2017 12:55 AM
Zuben
Paquito
ZubenPaquito also thinks it "doesn't matter" that Bill Burr is giving Dave Becky a pass because they were friends; literally excusing the kind of men covering up for each other and silencing women that is at the middle of what #metoo has been exposing. Don't expect him to show any self-awareness here.

You're a humorless twat that's outraged by a piece of comedy you don't understand, because you didn't bother listening to it, all the way through.

A.) I am much, much funnier than you.

B.) My listening to the entire Bill Burr clip is irrelevant to the fact that you think it doesn't matter that Bill Burr is giving Becky a pass because they are friends and Bill Burr is just "thinking out loud". It's not like Bill Burr comes around on that later in the clip.

C.) Surprise, surprise, you're a piece of shit.

Cultures that have zero tolerance for people expressing the "wrong" opinion are toxic to stand-up comedy. I mentioned the fact that prominent stand-up comedians won't perform at colleges for this reason. I'm sure you don't understand why that's a problem.
Nov 19, 2017 12:52 AM
ZubenPaquito also thinks it "doesn't matter" that Bill Burr is giving Dave Becky a pass because they were friends; literally excusing the kind of men covering up for each other and silencing women that is at the middle of what #metoo has been exposing. Don't expect him to show any self-awareness here.

You're a humorless twat that's outraged by a piece of comedy you don't understand, because you didn't bother listening to it, all the way through.
Nov 19, 2017 12:33 AM
Lollerpops
Paquito
ejCK's apology sucked; it was worse than Franken's. So, the NYT article being published is the thing that finally made him completely realize the impact of his actions? Yeah, no. Ironically--and obviously--it's the fact that he's shown himself so willing to explore male pigheaded-ness in his series (Cornering Pamela Adlon's character and forcing a kiss on her, to name one of many examples), that betrays that nonsense.

And while his manager didn't employ Weinstein-esque levels of intimidation, Louis clearly put him to work to silence these women. (Or maybe his manager, self-servingly, did spearhead that effort--with CK's knowledge and consent, of course.)

CK would have had a chance of maybe winning back some respect (eventually) from me had his apology been something like "I'm guilty and a piece of shit, and I'll try harder not be so shitty. The End." instead of the artificially guileless statement he clearly labored over before releasing.

"Thank you for reading?" Aw, how cute. He should have posted a pic of that mopey humble-face of his next to that line.

/Cold take (i.e., eight days too late)

I read it as the NYT article forcing him to confront the full impact of his actions, which he had been deluding himself about for years. He explicitly admits to willfully ignoring the consequences of his actions for years. And I find it plausible that he experienced some serious cognitive dissonance between condemning male pigheadedness and being willfully blind to the reality of his own actions.

You're the kind of gullible dumbass I'm talking about.

You shouldn't interpret my post as me encouraging people to forgive him. I'm just pointing out that it's ridiculously common for people to behave in contradictory ways, and believe contradictory things, depending on the environment they're in. This is especially true for men whose sexuality manifests itself in abusive ways.

I mentioned this in one of the other threads: assuming he really put an end to this behavior years ago, I can sympathize with the fact that he was struggling with compulsive behavior. I also believe his career needs to be torched, to help cement a new cultural norm that this behavior won't be tolerated, going forward.
Nov 19, 2017 12:30 AM
The Skyrim port to the Switch makes it certain I'm going to be buying it. I didn't play it when it came out, years ago, and the idea of playing a deep RPG on the go is ridiculously appealing. I have a few flights coming up in 2018 that are just begging for extended gaming sessions.
Nov 19, 2017 12:04 AM
PaquitoThe Bronco's DST have hurt me pretty bad these past two weeks, but they've been historically reliable, and their remaining schedule is pretty easy, so I won't be breaking up with them. (My league's championship is week 16).

Actually, Neum, level with me. Are there any fundamental problems with the Bronco's defense and/or special teams units that I should be worried about? Or should I write off the last two games as them choking against the best teams in the league?
Nov 18, 2017 11:59 PM
My fruit and veggie intake is excellent, mostly because I work in a city that has excellent lunch options that make it easy to meet the minimum. Between that and the regular fasting habit I've picked up, my weight gain is halted, but I remain overweight (and maybe obese? I'd guess I'm just shy of 25% body fat).

Maintaining weight and losing weight are completely different beasts. My blood work is excellent, but it's going to take a lot of hard work and a much stricter diet to lose the excess flub.
Nov 18, 2017 11:56 PM
Little Ash
whathaveicreated
Little Ash"Te'st"

ETA: people who are getting a crap-ton of '?'s, turn off smart quotes in your keyboard settings. It was part of a recent iOS release.



Oh fuck yes. Thank you Ash! You "genius."


Probably my most significant "contribution" to the forum for this year.

Being one of the few that stayed is significant in and of itself. (The bar is pretty low here)
Nov 18, 2017 11:48 PM
ejCK's apology sucked; it was worse than Franken's. So, the NYT article being published is the thing that finally made him completely realize the impact of his actions? Yeah, no. Ironically--and obviously--it's the fact that he's shown himself so willing to explore male pigheaded-ness in his series (Cornering Pamela Adlon's character and forcing a kiss on her, to name one of many examples), that betrays that nonsense.

And while his manager didn't employ Weinstein-esque levels of intimidation, Louis clearly put him to work to silence these women. (Or maybe his manager, self-servingly, did spearhead that effort--with CK's knowledge and consent, of course.)

CK would have had a chance of maybe winning back some respect (eventually) from me had his apology been something like "I'm guilty and a piece of shit, and I'll try harder not be so shitty. The End." instead of the artificially guileless statement he clearly labored over before releasing.

"Thank you for reading?" Aw, how cute. He should have posted a pic of that mopey humble-face of his next to that line.

/Cold take (i.e., eight days too late)

I read it as the NYT article forcing him to confront the full impact of his actions, which he had been deluding himself about for years. He explicitly admits to willfully ignoring the consequences of his actions. And I find it plausible that he experienced some serious cognitive dissonance between condemning male pigheadedness and being willfully blind to the reality of his own actions.
Nov 18, 2017 11:46 PM
Zuben
Paquito
Zuben
PaquitoBill Burr - Louis C.K.'s Sexual Misconduct

I haven't watched much of his standup, I'm going to check it out.

This awful. His defence of Dave Becky, basically saying that he's an innocent, and his "I feel bad for both sides" stance are super gross, as is his "hey I've been sexually assaulted by middle aged women" equivocation. But all this is also in keeping with the worldview of a guy who has a bit criticizing the common line "there is never a good reason to hit a woman" by saying that there was probably a reason (it just doesn't mean you should actually hit her). Anyway, I couldn't get passed the first few minutes because I felt so embarrassed for him.

He explicitly acknowledged that the reason nobody gives a fuck about men getting groped is the fact that men can defend themselves. i.e. He acknowledges that the critical difference is the balance of power. But you're so caught up in your self-righteous posturing that you completely missed that.

He's wrong about Becky. But it doesn't matter. This is a guy processing the news about people he knows personally, out loud in front of an audience, because that's what stand up comics do.

No, I didn't miss it, I think it's a weak out. Why bring that up at all? Because you're trying to draw a parallel between shitty behaviours. Oh, and it doesn't matter that he's wrong about Becky? Oh cool. I guess it doesn't matter then.

When a middle aged woman grabs his crotch and gets her saliva on his neck, without his consent, that's sexual assault. It's understandable why society isn't as concerned with those instances of assault, but it doesn't make the act itself OK. That was fucked up, and he shouldn't be expected to have to endure that.

I don't know when you quit listening in a self-righteous huff, but he eventually questions whether we should be treating every instance of abuse equally, with the same consequences imposed, regardless of the severity of the act. His own experience of being sexually assaulted is relevant to that point.

Even if it wasn't relevant, this is a comic riffing on his stream of consciousness; these being funny anecdotes would be reason enough to mention them. The kind of humorless self-righteousness you're displaying here is the reason comedians are forgoing performing at college venues, these days.
Nov 18, 2017 11:35 PM