Pick Your Poisson

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Re: Pick Your Poisson

Post by Eric the .5b » 09 Apr 2012, 20:18

*laughs*
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Re: Pick Your Poisson

Post by the innominate one » 09 Apr 2012, 20:29

thoreau wrote:
Timothy wrote:
the innominate one wrote:I received a letter informing me that I've inexplicably been nominated for membership in the American Chemical Society. wtf? They must be really desperate for dues.
So...if you join and put in my member number when you do, I get a free blanket. Are you willing to do this so I can get a free blanket?
He could probably just buy you a blanket for cheaper.
$74 for grad student membership, so, yeah.
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Re: Pick Your Poisson

Post by Kolohe » 09 Apr 2012, 22:13

Hmm ... Free blankets? ... A biologist? ...

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Re: Pick Your Poisson

Post by thoreau » 09 Apr 2012, 22:14

Shouldn't that be under "Tasteless comments"?
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Re: Pick Your Poisson

Post by Kolohe » 09 Apr 2012, 22:15

Pick your poison, pick your poisson, close enough.
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Re: Pick Your Poisson

Post by Eric the .5b » 12 Apr 2012, 01:23

Someone drops a Herbert Marcuse quote on G+ that makes me squint. Not familiar with the writer, I don't comment, but I read the Wikipedia article on him, squint more, then read his essay "Repressive Tolerance".

My reaction is immediately, "Oh, right, that's the hubristic shit that was wrong with the twentieth century."
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Re: Pick Your Poisson

Post by Fin Fang Foom » 12 Apr 2012, 01:32

Eric the .5b wrote:Someone drops a Herbert Marcuse quote on G+ that makes me squint. Not familiar with the writer, I don't comment, but I read the Wikipedia article on him, squint more, then read his essay "Repressive Tolerance".

My reaction is immediately, "Oh, right, that's the hubristic shit that was wrong with the twentieth century."
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Re: Pick Your Poisson

Post by Shem » 12 Apr 2012, 02:06

Which was the quote?
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Re: Pick Your Poisson

Post by Eric the .5b » 12 Apr 2012, 02:28

Shem wrote:Which was the quote?
"To the denial of freedom, even of the possibility of freedom, corresponds the granting of liberties where they strengthen the repression. The degree to which the population is allowed to break the peace wherever there is still peace and silence, to be ugly and to uglify things, to ooze familiarity, to offend against good form is frightening. It is frightening because it expresses the lawful and even organized effort to reject the Other in his own right, to prevent autonomy even in a small, reserved sphere of existence. In the over-developed countries, an ever-larger part of the population becomes one huge captive audience--captured not by a totalitarian regime but by the liberties of the citizens whose media of amusement and elevation compel the Other to partake of their sounds, sights, and smells."

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Re: Pick Your Poisson

Post by Mo » 12 Apr 2012, 10:47

This is how dogs get shot:

One of my cow-orkers was about to move her son from his karate dojo because the instructor had anger issues and kept yelling and putting the kids down. She didn't have to because he got a new job ... as a police officer.
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Re: Pick Your Poisson

Post by the innominate one » 12 Apr 2012, 10:59

I thought the security guard at the IRS office was going to taze (or shoot, I couldn't tell which he had) someone yesterday. Admittedly, tax time is stressful and the lines were long, and there were too many people in the room. The guard wasn't wrong, he wasn't the best at diplomatically getting people to cooperate with him, and had to go with respect mah authoritah.
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Re: Pick Your Poisson

Post by Warren » 12 Apr 2012, 11:06

Mo wrote:This is how dogs get shot:

One of my cow-orkers was about to move her son from his karate dojo because the instructor had anger issues and kept yelling and putting the kids down. She didn't have to because he got a new job ... as a police officer.
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Re: Pick Your Poisson

Post by Pham Nuwen » 12 Apr 2012, 11:14

Warren wrote:
Mo wrote:This is how dogs get shot:

One of my cow-orkers was about to move her son from his karate dojo because the instructor had anger issues and kept yelling and putting the kids down. She didn't have to because he got a new job ... as a police officer.
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Re: Pick Your Poisson

Post by Aresen » 12 Apr 2012, 11:17

Eric the .5b wrote:
Shem wrote:Which was the quote?
"To the denial of freedom, even of the possibility of freedom, corresponds the granting of liberties where they strengthen the repression. The degree to which the population is allowed to break the peace wherever there is still peace and silence, to be ugly and to uglify things, to ooze familiarity, to offend against good form is frightening. It is frightening because it expresses the lawful and even organized effort to reject the Other in his own right, to prevent autonomy even in a small, reserved sphere of existence. In the over-developed countries, an ever-larger part of the population becomes one huge captive audience--captured not by a totalitarian regime but by the liberties of the citizens whose media of amusement and elevation compel the Other to partake of their sounds, sights, and smells."

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Re: Pick Your Poisson

Post by Eric the .5b » 12 Apr 2012, 11:50

And this essay:

http://www.marcuse.org/herbert/p
ubs/60spubs/65repressivetolerance.htm

...I'd be willing to give the guy some benefit of the doubt if it was written in 1935 or 1925. But if you're an academic who writes something that boils down to we should be able to silence all those who disagree with us via "apparently undemocratic means" in 1965, there's no well-meaning-lefty exemption.

There are some self-described left- anarchists and "libertarian socialists" who meant or mean well, to be sure. I'm becomingly increasingly aware how often these "libertarian" "anarchist" folks turn out to be wannabe totalitarians, though.
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Re: Pick Your Poisson

Post by Kolohe » 12 Apr 2012, 19:36

The official English language website of North Korean Government has a copyright notice.
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Re: Pick Your Poisson

Post by the innominate one » 12 Apr 2012, 21:02

Amusing.

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Re: Pick Your Poisson

Post by the innominate one » 13 Apr 2012, 21:46

anyone else getting their google accounts and gmail sign in pages coming up in Portuguese, or is that just me?
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Re: Pick Your Poisson

Post by Aresen » 13 Apr 2012, 21:59

the innominate one wrote:anyone else getting their google accounts and gmail sign in pages coming up in Portuguese, or is that just me?
No. I'm getting it in Canadian, as usual.
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Re: Pick Your Poisson

Post by the innominate one » 13 Apr 2012, 22:01

So, in French?
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Re: Pick Your Poisson

Post by Hugh Akston » 13 Apr 2012, 23:48

No, just with extraneous U's in every word.
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Re: Pick Your Poisson

Post by D.A. Ridgely » 14 Apr 2012, 00:24

And nicely.

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Re: Pick Your Poisson

Post by the innominate one » 14 Apr 2012, 00:39

Mr. Peabody!
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Re: Pick Your Poisson

Post by Kolohe » 14 Apr 2012, 09:41

Eh?
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Re: Pick Your Poisson

Post by lunchstealer » 14 Apr 2012, 13:32

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