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by nicole
11 Sep 2019, 12:26
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: GET OFF MY LAWN!
Replies: 51
Views: 3042

Re: GET OFF MY LAWN!

Ellie wrote:
11 Sep 2019, 12:20
The percentage of my social media feed made up of people saying, "I don't remember 9/11 because I was too young when it happened ..."

(and the fact that this percentage is just going to keep growing)
Lol I definitely don’t follow people that young
by nicole
10 Sep 2019, 12:49
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Money for Nothing: the Universal Basic Income
Replies: 644
Views: 18302

Re: Money for Nothing: the Universal Basic Income

"Plus, the Freedom Dividend would actually help many more Americans live where they want to" (not sure how that works) This is JasonL's "get out of your dying small town and move to an affordable city" thing. I thought it was the reverse, "you'll be able to stay in your dying small town because of ...
by nicole
10 Sep 2019, 12:16
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Orange is the new President
Replies: 6921
Views: 251970

Re: Orange is the new President

Aaaaaaaaand chaser

by nicole
10 Sep 2019, 12:07
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Orange is the new President
Replies: 6921
Views: 251970

Re: Orange is the new President

Bye bye, Bolton

by nicole
09 Sep 2019, 16:36
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Phrases of Irredeemable Stupifaction and Awfulness
Replies: 58
Views: 1384

Re: Phrases of Irredeemable Stupifaction and Awfulness

Warren wrote:
09 Sep 2019, 16:01
nicole wrote:
09 Sep 2019, 12:26
“convicted pedophile”
I know I'm going to regret this. What's your problem with that?
Pedophilia isn't a crime, and most people described as "convicted pedophiles" aren't even pedophiles.
by nicole
09 Sep 2019, 13:27
Forum: The Joys of Life
Topic: Food
Replies: 4801
Views: 245815

Re: Food

Not long after moving to Atlanta (which has LOTS of restaurants and food stores run by and for immigrants), I discovered "punjabi samosas" -- punjabi apparently is the name of a filling made of mashed potatoes and peas plus LOTS of spicy spices. Also, one of the Indian supermarkets where we bought ...
by nicole
06 Sep 2019, 16:16
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Money for Nothing: the Universal Basic Income
Replies: 644
Views: 18302

Re: Money for Nothing: the Universal Basic Income

I mean...we already pay people wayyy more than $1k cash annually per kid.

(ETA not counting allllllllllllllllll the bajillion other subsidies for all parents or the additional ones for poor parents)
by nicole
05 Sep 2019, 11:18
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: When journalism goes bad
Replies: 4145
Views: 172768

Re: When journalism goes bad

#HasBenPennLanded yet? Jfc what utter trash all of Bloomberg Law apparently is.
by nicole
04 Sep 2019, 19:11
Forum: The Joys of Life
Topic: Home $weet Home
Replies: 2104
Views: 107962

Re: Home $weet Home

Very nice!
by nicole
04 Sep 2019, 06:27
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: OFFS: The Forsakening
Replies: 6994
Views: 263047

Re: OFFS: The Forsakening

Ron is explicitly stated to be the social glue that holds the trio together. It's true that he doesn't seem very good at it on camera, but that's the point of the book seven sequence where he's gone. But I agree he doesn't seem very nice in a lot of cases. Rowling is...not a very nice person. One o...
by nicole
04 Sep 2019, 06:12
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: OFFS: The Forsakening
Replies: 6994
Views: 263047

Re: OFFS: The Forsakening

Hm. I guess part of my thing here is that I think the actual protagonists are sort of stupid. Like, Hermione is good, but Harry is essentially a dumb jock and Ron is just dumb to the point where it’s incomprehensible that he’s a protagonist at all. Harry is an unreliable narrator with self-esteem i...
by nicole
03 Sep 2019, 23:04
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: The Techno-Bleg Thread
Replies: 3015
Views: 148589

Re: The Techno-Bleg Thread

Ok so got a tplink WiFi extender and after some annoyance (WPS easy device set up has failed every time I’ve ever tried to use it in my life) I got the thing running. I have good coverage now but by way of adding additional EXTENDED versions of my existing network - as in when I go to certain zones...
by nicole
03 Sep 2019, 23:03
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: OFFS: The Forsakening
Replies: 6994
Views: 263047

Re: OFFS: The Forsakening

Oh I definitely categorize people into houses mentally Like, I love him, but dubs is a Hufflepuff... Of course, one problem with it not all hanging together is that Rowling gets a bunch of the characters' houses wrong. Like wtf is Hermione doing anywhere other than Ravenclaw? The fanon houses are v...
by nicole
03 Sep 2019, 20:43
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: OFFS: The Forsakening
Replies: 6994
Views: 263047

Re: OFFS: The Forsakening

Oh I definitely categorize people into houses mentally

Like, I love him, but dubs is a Hufflepuff...

Of course, one problem with it not all hanging together is that Rowling gets a bunch of the characters' houses wrong. Like wtf is Hermione doing anywhere other than Ravenclaw?
by nicole
03 Sep 2019, 20:23
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: OFFS: The Forsakening
Replies: 6994
Views: 263047

Re: OFFS: The Forsakening

Yeah, team jadagul
by nicole
29 Aug 2019, 15:57
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Phrases of Irredeemable Stupifaction and Awfulness
Replies: 58
Views: 1384

Re: Phrases of Irredeemable Stupifaction and Awfulness

I was just reminded that one of my heuristics for immediately abandoning reading something/interacting with someone is use of "tenants" for "tenets."
by nicole
27 Aug 2019, 12:00
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: When journalism goes bad
Replies: 4145
Views: 172768

Re: When journalism goes bad

Tempted to quote pretty much the entirety of this "news article" but I'll just go with this: But Richard A. Carranza, the schools chancellor, made desegregation his signature issue when he took the job in 2018, denouncing racial inequality and promising sweeping action. He has specifically question...
by nicole
27 Aug 2019, 11:18
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Phrases of Irredeemable Stupifaction and Awfulness
Replies: 58
Views: 1384

Re: Phrases of Irredeemable Stupifaction and Awfulness

“virtue signaling” makes the list for me at this point even though I think it’s a real thing and a sometimes useful concept
by nicole
27 Aug 2019, 10:24
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: When journalism goes bad
Replies: 4145
Views: 172768

Re: When journalism goes bad

Tempted to quote pretty much the entirety of this "news article" but I'll just go with this: But Richard A. Carranza, the schools chancellor, made desegregation his signature issue when he took the job in 2018, denouncing racial inequality and promising sweeping action. He has specifically questione...
by nicole
23 Aug 2019, 05:55
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Words I Happen to Dislike
Replies: 529
Views: 27061

Re: Words I Happen to Dislike

D.A. Ridgely wrote:
22 Aug 2019, 19:56
I'd appreciate it if people would stop using "welp" except to describe a young mammal. Thank you.
That would be whelp though.
by nicole
23 Aug 2019, 05:55
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Words I Happen to Dislike
Replies: 529
Views: 27061

Re: Words I Happen to Dislike

Jadagul wrote:
22 Aug 2019, 21:53
I've only seen "stan" as positive.

I also thought (and a few friends I asked agreed with me) that it was just a shortening of "stand behind" or "stand up for".
Haha yeah I’m not surprised but it’s definitely from the Eminem song.
by nicole
23 Aug 2019, 05:54
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Words I Happen to Dislike
Replies: 529
Views: 27061

Re: Words I Happen to Dislike

I don't understand stan. Like is it meant to refer to superfans or toxic fans or people who hate shit? I have seen it used in a number of different ways and since I wasn't disaffected enough in my suburban high school to listen to Eminem I have no frame of reference. It's a self-reference for super...