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Re: Observations of the Random sort

Post by Eric the .5b » 07 Nov 2017, 14:59

nicole wrote:
07 Nov 2017, 06:18
The weird thing about that twitter pro life trolley argument was that people were acting like it was new. I’ve been hearing that variant for...at least 15 years?
Hell, I had an argument with Stevo here about it, years back.
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Re: Observations of the Random sort

Post by fyodor » 07 Nov 2017, 15:59

Eric the .5b wrote:
07 Nov 2017, 14:59
nicole wrote:
07 Nov 2017, 06:18
The weird thing about that twitter pro life trolley argument was that people were acting like it was new. I’ve been hearing that variant for...at least 15 years?
Hell, I had an argument with Stevo here about it, years back.
Who won? ;) :mrgreen:
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Re: Observations of the Random sort

Post by lunchstealer » 07 Nov 2017, 17:12

fyodor wrote:
07 Nov 2017, 15:59
Eric the .5b wrote:
07 Nov 2017, 14:59
nicole wrote:
07 Nov 2017, 06:18
The weird thing about that twitter pro life trolley argument was that people were acting like it was new. I’ve been hearing that variant for...at least 15 years?
Hell, I had an argument with Stevo here about it, years back.
Who won? ;) :mrgreen:
Saffron won, and we all retired to our respective Stevo's bunks.
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Re: Observations of the Random sort

Post by Eric the .5b » 07 Nov 2017, 18:17

fyodor wrote:
07 Nov 2017, 15:59
Eric the .5b wrote:
07 Nov 2017, 14:59
nicole wrote:
07 Nov 2017, 06:18
The weird thing about that twitter pro life trolley argument was that people were acting like it was new. I’ve been hearing that variant for...at least 15 years?
Hell, I had an argument with Stevo here about it, years back.
Who won? ;) :mrgreen:
Truce.
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Re: Observations of the Random sort

Post by JD » 08 Nov 2017, 08:24

Hm, worthwhile intertubez finds, stuff I wouldn't touch with a 10 foot pole anywhere else, light laff, or just random observation...
"The head of Samoa Air has defended its policy of charging passengers by their weight..."

Air Samoa charging passengers by weight? Let the jokes begin, I guess... (My first reaction was "So he's got a weight problem. What's a national airline head gonna do, he's Samoan.")

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Re: Observations of the Random sort

Post by Warren » 08 Nov 2017, 08:58

JD wrote:
08 Nov 2017, 08:24
Hm, worthwhile intertubez finds, stuff I wouldn't touch with a 10 foot pole anywhere else, light laff, or just random observation...
"The head of Samoa Air has defended its policy of charging passengers by their weight..."

Air Samoa charging passengers by weight? Let the jokes begin, I guess... (My first reaction was "So he's got a weight problem. What's a national airline head gonna do, he's Samoan.")
That is actually the way airline pricing needs to be done. Total weight of passenger and luggage.

I don't think Samoa Air will be able to pull it off and even less likely other airlines will adopt it. Air travel will remain unpleasant for the foreseeable future.
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Re: Observations of the Random sort

Post by the innominate one » 11 Nov 2017, 18:25

I've never seen a funny College Humor video.
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Post by Warren » 11 Nov 2017, 20:19

I lol'd through all the "If Google were a guy" series.
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Post by Kolohe » 11 Nov 2017, 22:31

the innominate one wrote:
11 Nov 2017, 18:25
I've never seen a funny College Humor video.
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Post by the innominate one » 11 Nov 2017, 23:14

No.
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Post by Highway » 12 Nov 2017, 19:00

I ordered some socks from amazon. They were in a plastic bag that had a warning on it: "This bag is not a toy. Keep away from pets, infants, toddlers, and cheese."

I have no idea...
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Re: Observations of the Random sort

Post by Mo » 12 Nov 2017, 21:18

David Horowitz has gone full Dondero.

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Re: Observations of the Random sort

Post by Aresen » 13 Nov 2017, 11:11

Mo wrote:
12 Nov 2017, 21:18
David Horowitz has gone full Dondero.

It appears the entire GOP has gone full Dondero.
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Re: Observations of the Random sort

Post by the innominate one » 13 Nov 2017, 11:19

Hasn't Horowitz been about ooooooooo/oooooooooo for quite some time? I remember him writing for salon.com, then having a shitfit and getting shitcanned.
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Re: Observations of the Random sort

Post by thoreau » 13 Nov 2017, 11:28

Back in 2000-2001, Horowitz put a bunch of ads in campus newspapers, arguing against slavery reparations. I remember that the ads contained a mix of reasonable and dumb arguments. Not surprisingly, people got inflamed. This set up a pretext for him to market a speaking tour paid for by whatever organizations sponsor the activities of College Republican chapters. Not surprisingly, he was met with protests.

Less than a year later he was hawking a book on his experiences on the lecture circuit.

Total hack. I admire his business accumen.
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Post by the innominate one » 13 Nov 2017, 11:59

thoreau wrote:
13 Nov 2017, 11:28
Back in 2000-2001, Horowitz put a bunch of ads in campus newspapers, arguing against slavery reparations. I remember that the ads contained a mix of reasonable and dumb arguments. Not surprisingly, people got inflamed. This set up a pretext for him to market a speaking tour paid for by whatever organizations sponsor the activities of College Republican chapters. Not surprisingly, he was met with protests.

Less than a year later he was hawking a book on his experiences on the lecture circuit.

Total hack. I admire his business accumen*.
That sounds right. I think it was shortly after that that his disagreement with Salon came to a head, and he ceased writing for them.

(*acumen)
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Re: Observations of the Random sort

Post by Mo » 13 Nov 2017, 13:01

his voice is so soothing, but why do conspiracy nuts always sound like Batman and Robin solving one of Riddler's puzzles out loud? - fod

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Re: Observations of the Random sort

Post by Eric the .5b » 13 Nov 2017, 14:57

Reading something, it strikes me that the very people who most object to elected judges are the same ones who get the most indignant at the idea of someone avoiding jury duty.
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Re: Observations of the Random sort

Post by Solitudinarian » 13 Nov 2017, 15:29

Eric the .5b wrote:
13 Nov 2017, 14:57
Reading something, it strikes me that the very people who most object to elected judges are the same ones who get the most indignant at the idea of someone avoiding jury duty.
Curious. Why do you think that might be?
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Re: Observations of the Random sort

Post by Fin Fang Foom » 13 Nov 2017, 15:40

Eric the .5b wrote:
13 Nov 2017, 14:57
Reading something, it strikes me that the very people who most object to elected judges are the same ones who get the most indignant at the idea of someone avoiding jury duty.
Why are these things in any way related?
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Re: Observations of the Random sort

Post by Eric the .5b » 13 Nov 2017, 18:53

Fin Fang Foom wrote:
13 Nov 2017, 15:40
Eric the .5b wrote:
13 Nov 2017, 14:57
Reading something, it strikes me that the very people who most object to elected judges are the same ones who get the most indignant at the idea of someone avoiding jury duty.
Why are these things in any way related?
That's a deep mystery, bro.
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Re: Observations of the Random sort

Post by Eric the .5b » 13 Nov 2017, 18:55

Solitudinarian wrote:
13 Nov 2017, 15:29
Eric the .5b wrote:
13 Nov 2017, 14:57
Reading something, it strikes me that the very people who most object to elected judges are the same ones who get the most indignant at the idea of someone avoiding jury duty.
Curious. Why do you think that might be?
Absent anything else, I assume lack of thinking about these things beyond accepting received wisdom on the issues. They've been told elected judges are bad, so they're bad. They've been told it's one civic duty to get drafted into jury duty, so avoiding it is bad.
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Re: Observations of the Random sort

Post by Aresen » 14 Nov 2017, 16:55

If Trump supporters wanted a tough guy, why did they elect such a whiny bitch? - Mo

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Re: Observations of the Random sort

Post by Eric the .5b » 14 Nov 2017, 22:40

As the average Boomer reaches 65, only our culture's obsession with youth (and the size of the Millennials) has saved us from a savage bombardment of movies about how people at or near retirement age have the most important life experiences.
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Re: Observations of the Random sort

Post by Mo » 14 Nov 2017, 22:59

Eric the .5b wrote:
14 Nov 2017, 22:40
As the average Boomer reaches 65, only our culture's obsession with youth (and the size of the Millennials) has saved us from a savage bombardment of movies about how people at or near retirement age have the most important life experiences.
Sure about that? Seems like every year since the Bucket List that Morgan Freeman alone stars in one of those movies. Basically ever since the Bucket List. Not to mention old people can still be action hero movies like the Expendables or RED franchises.
his voice is so soothing, but why do conspiracy nuts always sound like Batman and Robin solving one of Riddler's puzzles out loud? - fod

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