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A single case study with preliminary results that hasn't been peer reviewed? Another slam dunk for Nim! Now all you need is for climate change to spontaneously resolve itself and your worldview is going to start looking pretty keen.
Jun 27, 2017 3:38 AM
MosesWe all thought Alison Brie's breasts would be bigger.

She looks skinnier all round, like in the face too. Anyway, she looks fantastic naked regardless.
Jun 25, 2017 8:17 PM
wirthlingSome people who have known me for a while realize that when I talk about just watching a show for the tits that I am joking.

That's not the central issue. It's that you are begrudgingly watching what you think is not a good show but is, in fact, a good show. Please prepare yourself for murder (feed your cats).
Jun 25, 2017 4:11 PM
wirthlingI started watching Netflix's new series GLOW without reading any reviews of it, because like I'm not going to watch Alison Brie get naked because reviewers say the show sucks. But four episodes into it, I'm thinking, This is not a good show. I just googled to see the consensus of reviewers and I see a recurring argument is that it gets good in the second half of the season. So, OK, I will keep watching, and not just to see Alison Brie get naked some more.

Seems Mad Men was a mixed blessing for Rich Sommer; He's now typecast as an asshole.

This is wrong and stupid on several fronts. The first is the Glow is a good show. The second is that your take on the critical consensus is deeply wrong (and also, therefore stupid) the third is that you watch and enjoy garbage tv, so for you to give a "fine, I guess I will watch this for tits" kind of review is ridiculous. You should be murdered in front of your loved ones (read: any cats you own).?
Jun 25, 2017 3:56 PM
DefaultThe Steam Summer Sale is going today. Not a ton that I'm going to get, but so far I've grabbed: Dishonored 2 (20 bucks), Transistor (like 2 bucks), and Salt and Sanctuary (10ish).

Other stuff I noticed that people might want: RE7 (35) and Hitman Season 1 (24).

Got me some Salt and Sanctuary
Jun 23, 2017 10:12 PM
wirthlingSo...Johnny Depp...

::eyeroll emoji::

Giving the right want they want to hear to fuel their outrage.?
Jun 23, 2017 2:37 PM
Esoteric AllusionHypothetical question: Let's say some ultra-wealthy liberal/libertarianish tech billionaires bought up major sources of right-wing media and moderated it. So, suppose Fox News was overpaid for by a billionaire and they cleaned house to make it more like BBC-America or something along those lines.

How much of an effect would this have on the prevalence of coordinated, right-wing propaganda on the conservative information diet? Could another investor simply enter that market niche and rapidly recreate a Fox News? How quickly?

I've thought about this exact question and I think the answer is pretty quickly. There is a huge appetite there.
Jun 23, 2017 2:36 PM
whathaveicreatedWhich poster do you guys think man-splains the most IRL? Nim, right?

No, it's Bigwig.

My God you're so wrong about me all the time.

I think this pans out. I mean, I'm trying to think of a regular poster who would be a more likely candidate and I can't think of any. Can you? Tell us about the last time you mansplained something to a woman.
Jun 23, 2017 1:12 PM

The Innocent Until Raped Tour

It's not just stupid bitches jealous of the rich and powerful-- your average rapist is, in fact, vulnerable to accusations of rape!

"Don't make the same mistake I did, like, 60 or so times."
Jun 22, 2017 10:40 PM
I hope those two hold outs get raped. Like, I actually hope that.
Jun 22, 2017 10:39 PM
"I'm straight but... pizza is delicious."
Jun 22, 2017 10:38 PM
Light becoming red and pink as it is filtered out by the atmosphere is so fucking gay it makes me punch the dry wall with straight rage.
Jun 22, 2017 10:37 PM
whathaveicreatedWhich poster do you guys think man-splains the most IRL? Nim, right?

No, it's Bigwig.
Jun 22, 2017 6:38 PM
Esoteric AllusionThree points:

1) I didn't respond intelligently as I could have. I was very defensive and red-faced. This is because I was under suspicion for being a sexual deviant for bringing up the book and saying I liked it. Also the comments felt so wrong-headed that I got flabbergasted. My more robotic, cool-headed analytic side wasn't exactly shining through.

2) I should have stressed this more, but the main person who I was interacting with professinonally works with pedophiles/sex offenders. It's not just that she thinks authors and 1st person narrators are the same thing. It's that she thinks she can read into the text and tell that he's a non-offending pedophile sating his abnormal appetite by writing pedo-fantasy.

3) When I tried to defend my position, she accused me of mansplaining things. She often does this in a half-joking half-serious fashion. We get along fine and she's not being hostile about it. Still, I'm the *only* male in the group and that stuff throws me off because there is a legitimate subtext of possible sexism on my part if I try to explain something to woman.

Social services, folks.

Mansplaining is a legit complaint/thing, but yeah, it's getting a bit water logged. I was explaining something to a woman the other day and she made "half" joke about me mansplaining and I was like "Sorry, did you know about [X} already?" And she was like "No." And I was like "...".
Jun 22, 2017 6:37 PM
Also, your coworkers sound like they aren't educated.
Jun 22, 2017 6:32 PM
I find this infuriating, but I've had this conversation many times and never failed to make the basic argument that EA failed to. It bugs me that he shat the bed on this one as hard as he did. Also, Nabokov is as likely a pedophile as anyone else I guess, except probably less so because he wrote a book about how shitty being a pedophile would be. The idea that it's "for" pedophiles is LOL.
Jun 22, 2017 6:32 PM
NimChimpskyShooting more white people is not a good solution to the racial disparity that accompanies police shooting. Similarly, I don't think the ideal approach to the racial disparity in terrorist-labeling is to label more white people as terrorists. Terrorism has basically ceased to have any coherent meaning (and if you study its use historically, it never really did). It's becoming a fuzzy shorthand for any mass casualty event or, importantly, hate crime. This flattens the discussion and obscures motivation and nuance.

I understand the left's impulse to respond with "Well, why isn't he a terrorist?" However, it's not only counterproductive, it's often, on its face, inaccurate (to the degree such a thing can be, given the lack of a consistent definition). For example, liberals wanted the Portland streetcar murderer called a terrorist. What? He was a racist that lashed out at a couple of dudes who were getting in the way of his racism. Just being hateful and a murderer doesn't make you a terrorist and further, it's not clear what expanding that umbrella gets you.

As long as we're making sweeping generalizations, "the Left" is more interested in pointing out the hypocrisy of the labeling than genuinely extending the label to Caucasian spree killers. You are pretending the reverse, for some reason.
Jun 19, 2017 7:32 PM
Infinitus Corsair
Infinitus Corsair
MosesInfinitus, how far back has Jeff Sessions set the South today? Why is he acting like he's as innocent and dumb as Carroll Baker in Baby Doll?

97% as far back as Trump has set the city of New York.

I also read today that 100 years ago, Tennessee hanged a circus elephant. I feel you should apologize for that.

I'm going to respect the judicial process.

Impossible for an elephant to help in its defense.

This is bullshit, Corsair.

I just read about this on wiki and it's extremely upsetting.
Jun 17, 2017 6:55 PM
Anyone watching this? I've still only seen the firt episode but plan on getting back on the horse.
Jun 17, 2017 2:55 PM
briggmI was a bit surprised by the date, having assumed it was definitely gonna be in Oct/Nov/Dec, but of course Mayweather would schedule it a few weeks before the Canelo v GGG PPV looking to screw HBO and Golden Boy over. Them announcing it a couple of days before HBO's Ward v Kovalev PPV was also by design.

Also, why train for an extended period? It's not like McGregor is going to become a boxer in six months any more than he will in six weeks, so either way it's the same. Let's just get this over with.
Jun 16, 2017 2:10 AM