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Sometimes I do think about Vancouver. It's a pretty city. And Edmonton, because that's where I buried my favorite victim.
Apr 27, 2017 10:03 PM
chunkyloverIf you live in a decent sized city and need weed, just go to craigslist. I know it sounds shady, but in my experience it's actually a very easy process. Also, don't worry about cops. They're not spending their time hunting down weed dealers on craigslist.

Zuben's probably in one of those parts of Canada no one ever thinks about, like all of it. BOOM.
Apr 27, 2017 10:02 PM
I still find it hysterical Patricia Arquette has an Oscar. I mean, not because she's a bad actress, but because, LOL, Medium.
Apr 27, 2017 9:02 PM
Zuben
Meow
NimChimpsky
whathaveicreatedStarted The Handmaid's Tale last night. It's very oppressive, not an easy watch. I'm going to keep watching but I won't be binging.

I never read the book and I haven't seen the movie since high school, so I only remember very broad strokes. After watching the first episode, I can see how a Trump presidency makes the story more relevant, it's about right wing totalitarianism and using the appeal of "traditional values" as tools of oppression. But, if it wasn't for Mike Pence's influence on the administration, the parallels would be much weaker.

Brutal regimes that systematically deny women basic rights aren't hard to find; they are just rarely Christian. Atwood's specific target might have felt more relevant in the 1980s, during the rise of the Moral Majority, but now you have to either inflate what it is that someone like Pence represents, or stretch to compare it to tyrannies like Saudi Arabia. I think The Handmaid's Tale is a good story, and I watched the first episode and liked it, but if anyone sees it as a trenchant political allegory for modern America, I think they are being juvenile.

What makes this show so powerful is not that we could end up in Gilead within a decade or two and it's a chilling warning, but that all of this has happened and is happening around the world. Atwood's famously said she didn't include anything that hadn't already been done before, but what makes the TV show so hard to watch is that all of this brutality is happening in modern Boston. I mean, I was reading an interview about that ugggggh scene I described earlier, and...

The show runner said there was a lot of debate about Ofglen/Emily being subjected to FGM, but they decided to go with it because it's what societies have done to control the sexual urges of women without removing their ability to have children. It's brutal but it makes sense. What makes it so shocking, according to the creators-- and holy fuck, it's shocking-- is that you never see this on TV, it's happening to a white woman, and that white woman is also played by a famous actress. It no longer seems like such an alien practice.

Counter point: stuff about women is boring.

Counter point to your counter point: Medium.
Apr 27, 2017 9:00 PM
Zuben
Meow
Zuben
DetrimentalWhat you smokin and what you playin, player?

Problem bruh, I don't know where to get weed in this town. I contacted someone, but I don't know if they will come through. I move to a new city like 6 months ago and I haven't really tried to make friends.

There's gotta?be a way to get weed. It's weed!

?I should be procuring a marijuana cigarette this evening. Let's deal some drugs! Question: how aware are Americans that Canada is soon to legalize marijuana across the nation?

Me, personally? 500% aware.
Apr 27, 2017 3:34 PM
NimChimpsky
whathaveicreatedStarted The Handmaid's Tale last night. It's very oppressive, not an easy watch. I'm going to keep watching but I won't be binging.

I never read the book and I haven't seen the movie since high school, so I only remember very broad strokes. After watching the first episode, I can see how a Trump presidency makes the story more relevant, it's about right wing totalitarianism and using the appeal of "traditional values" as tools of oppression. But, if it wasn't for Mike Pence's influence on the administration, the parallels would be much weaker.

Brutal regimes that systematically deny women basic rights aren't hard to find; they are just rarely Christian. Atwood's specific target might have felt more relevant in the 1980s, during the rise of the Moral Majority, but now you have to either inflate what it is that someone like Pence represents, or stretch to compare it to tyrannies like Saudi Arabia. I think The Handmaid's Tale is a good story, and I watched the first episode and liked it, but if anyone sees it as a trenchant political allegory for modern America, I think they are being juvenile.

What makes this show so powerful is not that we could end up in Gilead within a decade or two and it's a chilling warning, but that all of this has happened and is happening around the world. Atwood's famously said she didn't include anything that hadn't already been done before, but what makes the TV show so hard to watch is that all of this brutality is happening in modern Boston. I mean, I was reading an interview about that ugggggh scene I described earlier, and...

The show runner said there was a lot of debate about Ofglen/Emily being subjected to FGM, but they decided to go with it because it's what societies have done to control the sexual urges of women without removing their ability to have children. It's brutal but it makes sense. What makes it so shocking, according to the creators-- and holy fuck, it's shocking-- is that you never see this on TV, it's happening to a white woman, and that white woman is also played by a famous actress. It no longer seems like such an alien practice.
Apr 27, 2017 2:44 PM
I'm like 95% certain the scene that closes out episode 3 of The Handmaid's Tale isn't in the book and uggggghhhhhhh, why does it have to end on such a horrorshow moment? It made me nauseous. Actually, the whole plot line leading up to that was horrific and I'm also certain none of that was in the book, either. It kinda fucked with my head, ugh.
Apr 27, 2017 6:23 AM
I think Hockey is the perfect sport for me to pull a Kelly (baseball is clearly taken). Team of choice? The Chicago POCHawks. I KNOW WHAT TO DO. TEST ALL THE PLAYERS FOR CELIAC AND THEN DON'T GIVE THE PLAYERS WHO HAVE IT ANY GLUTEN. TRADE THE 3 WORST PLAYERS FOR WALTER PAYTON. CUT A HOLE IN THE BACK OF THE NET AND SLIP THE PUCK IN THAT WAY. PUT A RAISING CANE'S IN THE UNITED CENTER.
Apr 27, 2017 5:40 AM
Zuben
MeowHaha, people are flooding that gross new hotline set up for victims of "criminal aliens" with calls about space aliens.

"There are certainly more constructive ways to make one?s opinions heard than to prevent legitimate victims of crime from receiving the information and resources they seek because the lines are tied up by hoax callers," an ICE spokesperson said.

Guys you apparently get special information and super cool resources if your attacker is brown.

"The average human has one testicle."

In Detroit, you drive south to get to Canada.
Apr 27, 2017 4:27 AM
Haha, people are flooding that gross new hotline set up for victims of "criminal aliens" with calls about space aliens.

"There are certainly more constructive ways to make one?s opinions heard than to prevent legitimate victims of crime from receiving the information and resources they seek because the lines are tied up by hoax callers," an ICE spokesperson said.

Guys you apparently get special information and super cool resources if your attacker is brown.
Apr 27, 2017 4:15 AM
whathaveicreated
Meow
whathaveicreated
ZubenI don't understand Silicon Valley's aversion to success. There is a lot of comedic gold to be mined in watching how the characters we've been presented with handle that success, and it's not like the characteristics that make them entertaining are going to be diminished by it. What they can't achieve is fulfillment or happiness. Being rich isn't an issue and won't lead to fulfillment or happiness, as other characters in the show demonstrate.


Too hard to plausibly keep the core group together once they find success?

Human centipede.


Plausible.

About 10% of Americans end up human centipeded, so yes, plausible. It's not one big centipede, though. Although if it were that visible, maybe Congress would finally act. #BetterCallPaul #NeverDump
Apr 27, 2017 3:08 AM
whathaveicreated
ZubenI don't understand Silicon Valley's aversion to success. There is a lot of comedic gold to be mined in watching how the characters we've been presented with handle that success, and it's not like the characteristics that make them entertaining are going to be diminished by it. What they can't achieve is fulfillment or happiness. Being rich isn't an issue and won't lead to fulfillment or happiness, as other characters in the show demonstrate.


Too hard to plausibly keep the core group together once they find success?

Human centipede.
Apr 27, 2017 12:36 AM
Zuben
DetrimentalWhat you smokin and what you playin, player?

Problem bruh, I don't know where to get weed in this town. I contacted someone, but I don't know if they will come through. I move to a new city like 6 months ago and I haven't really tried to make friends.

There's gotta?be a way to get weed. It's weed!
Apr 27, 2017 12:14 AM
We're playing Zelda right? You have a Switch I take it? If not, this is the perfect time for you to invest in a new gaming console, an awesome TV, and a Pax. I'll bring Chance if you do.
Apr 26, 2017 11:51 PM
100% there. Do you have frozen grapes? Oh my god I'm bringing the frozen grapes.
Apr 26, 2017 11:46 PM
NimChimpsky
Meow
NimChimpsky
Meow
MeowGuys, the President of the United States doesn't know what the 9th Circuit is.

...which he wants to break up. For that thing they didn't do.


There are legitimate reasons to break up the 9th Circuit--administratively, it's an unwieldy monstrosity--but even if they had done what he apparently thought they did, breaking the circuit up wouldn't prevent it from happening again. People want to litigate against Trump in the 9th circuit because they think it is friendlier to their concerns. If you turn it into two, the old one still remains and would just be a smaller, but equally hostile to Trump, venue, so the forum shopping that lands parties in the circuit would continue unabated.

Yeah, this is what I don't get. Or I guess I should say, what I don't get is how the President doesn't understand how an entire branch of the federal government is constructed. Like. What?


His once characterized a decision his federal judge sister wrote as "a bill," so.

Yeah, it's called an Executive Order, dumb-dumb.
Apr 26, 2017 10:46 PM
On the other hand, we could have a brand new circuit based out of an Ivanka outlet store in Phoenix. That would be cool.
Apr 26, 2017 10:42 PM
NimChimpsky
Meow
MeowGuys, the President of the United States doesn't know what the 9th Circuit is.

...which he wants to break up. For that thing they didn't do.


There are legitimate reasons to break up the 9th Circuit--administratively, it's an unwieldy monstrosity--but even if they had done what he apparently thought they did, breaking the circuit up wouldn't prevent it from happening again. People want to litigate against Trump in the 9th circuit because they think it is friendlier to their concerns. If you turn it into two, the old one still remains and would just be a smaller, but equally hostile to Trump, venue, so the forum shopping that lands parties in the circuit would continue unabated.

Yeah, this is what I don't get. Or I guess I should say, what I don't get is how the President doesn't understand how an entire branch of the federal government is constructed. Like. What?
Apr 26, 2017 10:34 PM