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Post by Sandy » 08 Feb 2018, 12:53

Mo wrote:
07 Feb 2018, 19:54
How has it taken over 2 hours for this to appear on the gryll? Son I am disappoint.

https://www.thedailybeast.com/richard-p ... lon-brando
Leaves out important information, like before he turned into a whale or after?
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Post by Mo » 08 Feb 2018, 13:08

She said the 70s, so sometime between The Godfather and Apocalypse Now.
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Post by thoreau » 19 Feb 2018, 21:51

Trigger Warning for Freddie DeBoer, but I like this metaphorical take on outrage culture

http://archive.is/g4mfx
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Post by Sandy » 19 Feb 2018, 23:23

I wonder how much his nostalgia for the radicals and queers of his youth is colored by ignorance of the policing that went on?

Though clearly not all movements self police equally. Social Justice is becoming (has become) Maoist-level.
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Post by Highway » 19 Feb 2018, 23:43

I liked Conor Friedersdorf's article in the same vein today.

The Excesses of Callout Culture
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Post by Dangerman » Yesterday, 10:10

Disgusting radical centrism at its peak smh. /s

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Post by Sandy » Yesterday, 11:20

Highway wrote:
19 Feb 2018, 23:43
I liked Conor Friedersdorf's article in the same vein today.

The Excesses of Callout Culture
The least charitable critics of the social-justice left will say that I am being naive;
Oh, you sweet summer child.
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Post by Fin Fang Foom » Yesterday, 11:37

Bari Weiss is a doofus, and she got into a turd storm largely for sextupling down on the initial bad tweet.

Friedersdorf is a doofus for not recognizing this, and for glossing over the "eternal foreigner" bit with his "immigrants are as American as everyone else" bit, which is great though it smells of "immigrants reflect well on me. Awesome people wouldn't come here if we weren't awesome. America, yay! We aren't terrible, don't remind me of the few million civilians we've killed in stupid wars since 1945!" and also ignored how fucking tired of that shit everyone who isn't black or white gets. It's like if you're a white 65 year old, you still don't call a fifteen year old black male a "boy."

If you expect Twitter to behave in any other way, you are a doofus. Twitter is designed for such asshole pileons. It's like those zombie horses in the Walking Dead. One starts, others follow, others follow them. And so on, until it burns itself out.

Everyone on Twitter should be liquidated.
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Post by thoreau » Yesterday, 11:40

Fin Fang Foom wrote:
Yesterday, 11:37
Everyone on Twitter should be liquidated.
Nowadays that would constitute a literal coup against the state.

Not saying you're wrong, mind you.
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Post by Fin Fang Foom » Yesterday, 11:46

thoreau wrote:
Yesterday, 11:40
Fin Fang Foom wrote:
Yesterday, 11:37
Everyone on Twitter should be liquidated.
Nowadays that would constitute a literal coup against the state.

Not saying you're wrong, mind you.
I mean all their property should be seized and sold at auction and that they should be sold into slavery. If there aren't enough buyers, they should be forced to build galleys which they will then be forced to row to the Kerguelen Islands where they will descend into cannibalism. The survivors will eventually die off, though we may make intermittent and meager supply drops so as to prolong their suffering. It should probably be livestreamed, maybe on Twitch.
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Post by Eric the .5b » Yesterday, 13:04

Clearly, it's the secret backstory to Rust.
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thoreau wrote:
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Post by Sandy » Yesterday, 22:53

Dangerman wrote:
thoreau wrote:
Yesterday, 12:25
I would like to subscribe to your newsletter twitch stream.
Ftfy, gramps.
Twitch lacks the warmth of badly-mimeographed paper with unintelligible images.
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