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by nicole
Yesterday, 14:43
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Inequality
Replies: 1579
Views: 62986

Re: Inequality

This is the same argument we had in the other place. You can tell either tolerant of the back row story so long as the the back row white kid didn't do something that makes him Deplorable, like wearing a hat which to be fair is just like the holocaust. You can tell an intolerant of the white back r...
by nicole
Yesterday, 14:31
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Inequality
Replies: 1579
Views: 62986

Re: Inequality

But mostly it was because I was oversensitive and overliteral and didn't navigate the line between written rules and unwritten rules all that well. I was, in many instances, a prat. I think this gets at one of the underappreciated aspects of the bullying issue in school; the role that social skills...
by nicole
Yesterday, 14:24
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Inequality
Replies: 1579
Views: 62986

Re: Inequality

There's ... something I'm trying to articulate here and I can't quite get it - about front row/back row. I don't like the framing but there is a cultural issue in the neighborhood. It kind of has to do with who gets to sneer at whom and where. So, let's make the whole front row / back row environme...
by nicole
Yesterday, 11:11
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Inequality
Replies: 1579
Views: 62986

Re: Inequality

Ellie wrote:
Yesterday, 10:52
Probably stupid question: does "net worth" mean assets less debts? E.g. if I have $1,000 in the bank and $50,000 in student loan debt, my net worth is negative?
correct
by nicole
Yesterday, 10:14
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Inequality
Replies: 1579
Views: 62986

Re: Inequality

So I read it and now I'm annoyed. But they are also the people I know who most despise the back-row mentality. Their vision of helping the back row is to let the government give them enough money that they don’t starve and then hopefully they will shut up and let us smart people do our thing. They ...
by nicole
Yesterday, 09:30
Forum: The Joys of Life
Topic: Twitter!
Replies: 2550
Views: 128223

Re: Twitter!

I read those replies you posted and have no idea what they are trying to say. It seems like they are trying to make vague unease(which I assume is normal) into some grand theory on reality. I'm not an intellectual and try my best to not fake being one. Is that what they are trying to do? Same. I'm ...
by nicole
Yesterday, 09:28
Forum: The Joys of Life
Topic: Twitter!
Replies: 2550
Views: 128223

Re: Twitter!

JasonL wrote:
Yesterday, 09:03
Are those in the Brit Hume thread?
No, this is the OP
by nicole
Yesterday, 07:22
Forum: The Joys of Life
Topic: Twitter!
Replies: 2550
Views: 128223

Re: Twitter!

Just takes three replies to get from It’s interesting in its way how the right wing Internet is in a way an expression of continuous male resentment of women’s beauty and then you have a beautiful daughter and she grows up (mostly) and you come to understand female young adulthood as almost continu...
by nicole
Yesterday, 07:20
Forum: The Joys of Life
Topic: Twitter!
Replies: 2550
Views: 128223

Re: Twitter!

Just takes three replies to get from It’s interesting in its way how the right wing Internet is in a way an expression of continuous male resentment of women’s beauty and then you have a beautiful daughter and she grows up (mostly) and you come to understand female young adulthood as almost continuo...
by nicole
Yesterday, 06:53
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Inequality
Replies: 1579
Views: 62986

Re: Inequality

I'm just still confused about the idea of school as a place where "front-row kids" get to set the tone as opposed to being another social institution where "back-row kids" dominate the situation. In my experience, the back-row kids actually sat in front and spent the whole time "disrupting" the clas...
by nicole
15 Jul 2019, 17:28
Forum: The Joys of Life
Topic: Video Games!
Replies: 2702
Views: 154701

Re: Video Games!

You can also go ahead and get pinched.
by nicole
15 Jul 2019, 15:38
Forum: The Joys of Life
Topic: Video Games!
Replies: 2702
Views: 154701

Re: Video Games!

I think KC:D has found the perfect balance between stats, player skill, and story telling. Extremely well-done game from a KS funded studio. Ok, so, I got this game and ... is there a part where you actually play a game? No exaggeration it's been 70% or more cut scenes and dialogue with mini games ...
by nicole
15 Jul 2019, 08:53
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Silicon Valley Disrupts Its Own Ass
Replies: 252
Views: 16497

Re: Silicon Valley Disrupts Its Own Ass

Peter Thiel makes zero sense. Also, I love how he gets on his high horse about interesting technology (and how social media isn't it) and furrows his brow about state surveillance while he's made the bulk of his money from Facebook and Palantir. I'm a little weirded out by the way Tyler Cowen is en...
by nicole
15 Jul 2019, 08:53
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Silicon Valley Disrupts Its Own Ass
Replies: 252
Views: 16497

Re: Silicon Valley Disrupts Its Own Ass

Peter Thiel makes zero sense. Also, I love how he gets on his high horse about interesting technology (and how social media isn't it) and furrows his brow about state surveillance while he's made the bulk of his money from Facebook and Palantir. Pretty sure he's not even complaining about state sur...
by nicole
13 Jul 2019, 17:38
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Inequality
Replies: 1579
Views: 62986

Re: Inequality

I figure this is as good a place as any to link to a longish blog post about Christ Arnade’s new book, Dignity: https://theparadoxproject .org/2019/07/12/affirming-dignity/ I have a lot of issues with the front vs. back row framing itself, and my disagreements with the post go further than that. But...
by nicole
13 Jul 2019, 11:28
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Dancing With the Dems
Replies: 129
Views: 2402

Re: Dancing With the Dems

Why is the gay version of Uncle Tom called a "Mary Pete"? I need to know the thought process behind this phrase, and why they settled on that instead of many superior options. I need a "Making of" essay about this essay! I parsed it as “(courtesy title indicating gayness) (taking Pete from Buttigie...
by nicole
12 Jul 2019, 19:57
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Dancing With the Dems
Replies: 129
Views: 2402

Re: Dancing With the Dems

He’s mostly famous for being a hatchet man for The New Republic.
by nicole
12 Jul 2019, 18:22
Forum: The Joys of Life
Topic: Home $weet Home
Replies: 2035
Views: 95801

Re: Home $weet Home

Jennifer wrote:
12 Jul 2019, 17:52
I'd always thought "bunk bed" meant two or more beds stacked atop each other, while "loft bed" is one bed raised high enough to fit a desk, sofa or some other useful furnishing underneath.
Yeah
by nicole
12 Jul 2019, 17:05
Forum: The Joys of Life
Topic: It's not the size of the screen...
Replies: 2763
Views: 163207

Re: It's not the size of the screen...

Yeah for sure.
by nicole
12 Jul 2019, 17:03
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Dancing With the Dems
Replies: 129
Views: 2402

Re: Dancing With the Dems

TIL a lot of people hadn’t heard of Dale Peck.
by nicole
11 Jul 2019, 17:29
Forum: The Joys of Life
Topic: It's not the size of the screen...
Replies: 2763
Views: 163207

Re: It's not the size of the screen...

I liked season 2.
by nicole
11 Jul 2019, 10:24
Forum: The Joys of Life
Topic: Home $weet Home
Replies: 2035
Views: 95801

Re: Home $weet Home

What’s a loft bunk bed? I thought there were loft beds, and bunk beds.
by nicole
09 Jul 2019, 15:53
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Inequality
Replies: 1579
Views: 62986

Re: Inequality

Huh. I thought Readers Digest marked us out as not middle class.
by nicole
09 Jul 2019, 09:13
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Inequality
Replies: 1579
Views: 62986

Re: Inequality

JasonL wrote:
09 Jul 2019, 02:30
For some people the dream is of the dinner party not the car.
Yeah came to say this.
by nicole
04 Jul 2019, 10:00
Forum: The Joys of Life
Topic: Twitter!
Replies: 2550
Views: 128223

Re: Twitter!

dhex wrote:
04 Jul 2019, 09:13
2019 on brand punchline is that the original article is about masturbation use in sex magick. In teen vogue.
I know, and Actually the AmCon response was pretty good.