You are not logged in!

F.A.Q
Log in

Register
  
 
  
Now online (1)
belb
...and 26 guests

Last 5 registered
Oplandisks
nothingstar
N_loop
yipe
foxtrotromeo

Browse members...
  
 
Members 8025
Messages 2594174
Today 11
Topics 126391
  
 
Messageboard index
just being a dick
 

offline EpicMegatrax from Greatest Hits on 2022-07-15 04:02 [#02619866]
Points: 18887 Status: Addict



fuck sri lanka don't give two fucks.


 

offline BlatantEcho from Portland, OR (United States) on 2022-07-31 01:57 [#02620189]
Points: 7206 Status: Regular



We buy a lot of product from a company in Sri Lanka.
It's been a total disaster.

I've driven autos (tuk-tuks) all around the country.
Was never impressed - but I do feel for the people.

As usual, governments create suffering instead of
prosperity.


 

offline EpicMegatrax from Greatest Hits on 2022-07-31 05:31 [#02620190]
Points: 18887 Status: Addict



mostly just a reaction to bbc world service just being a
steady stream of utter disasters in far-away places, loads
of them, constantly, to the point where i am like: is this
the one in africa or the other thing? that so many i'm
getting them jumbled up

and at that point i just sort of throw my hands up in the
air, and say: you know what? i didn't cause this, i cannot
do anything about it, why should i care, why am i even
listening to this? and turn off the NPR icecast floe

but it's kind of like "care" is a muscle and it's tired of
running a marathon some days. and nothing against sri lanka
itself. just, oh hell no, not another cognitive/emotional
burden. get lost

sorry sri lanka has screwed teh ur produkt.


 

offline BlatantEcho from Portland, OR (United States) on 2022-07-31 11:29 [#02620207]
Points: 7206 Status: Regular



My happiness increases inversely to the amount of corporate
media I consume.

BBC/NPR/CNN/Fox/MSNBC/YouTube/etc

That stuff sells you stuff while rotting your brain. It is
so awful.
I don't pay any of those companies attention whoring
anymore.

I am free and feel great.

I am also always surprised when someone says 'I was watching
BBC/NOR' - I just tune out. I know the next thing they say
will be stupid - so I ignore it.

Corporate media is the ruin of what's left of democracy, in
my view.

(sorry, feel better telling the truth)


 

offline BlatantEcho from Portland, OR (United States) on 2022-07-31 11:29 [#02620208]
Points: 7206 Status: Regular



^^^ typos from a rotted brain, clearly...


 

offline EpicMegatrax from Greatest Hits on 2022-08-08 02:49 [#02620304]
Points: 18887 Status: Addict



so i tune into NPR and it seems good at first: "...you might
have to take care of an aging parent, you might have to keep
that car until you're on a first-name basis with the
tow-truck driver, you might have student debt... and you do
these things so that when you get to the point you no longer
can work, or want to work, you then have the resources to
take care of yourself"

and thus far i am thoroughly nodding and saying yes this is
important conversation; there is policy there

then they cut to the break and say: "we're talking about the
finances of black women in america" and i immediately close
the connection to npr's icecast. though i quite feel all of
this myself, i am not a black woman, so i really have no
business here


 

offline EpicMegatrax from Greatest Hits on 2022-08-08 02:53 [#02620305]
Points: 18887 Status: Addict



if it makes any sense -- like, zero personal bias, just a
pragmatic assessment -- everyone is going through shit right
now, and that makes it a rather poor approach to say "well
i'm going through some shit because i'm a black woman" and
stuff that noise can we just say "things are rough now" and
have a hug and then "alright now what can we do about it"


 

offline EpicMegatrax from Greatest Hits on 2022-08-08 04:31 [#02620307]
Points: 18887 Status: Addict



tuned back in. bbc complaining about how only 20 of 400
roles went to latinos and james franco is playing fidel
castro after sexual harassment allegations. i have to say i
fail to see how these two things fit together, even though
i'm not arguing with you when you say it seems the guy went
over the line and should feel the heat for it

then they cut to shouting out sponsors and this is why
people just watch mr. beast on youtube; i hate that guy more
than anything


 

offline EpicMegatrax from Greatest Hits on 2022-08-08 04:40 [#02620308]
Points: 18887 Status: Addict



i guess, it's a point about mixing concerns as a tactic to
claim ownership over a grievance, with all the dividends
provided. there are genuine concerns a black woman has that
others in america do not. white actors regularly get cast in
ethnic roles, the same way a school system will buy 40
licenses for windows 11 every year. james franco did
something like "learn to do intimate acting scenes with
james franco" and then obviously some girls sign up thinking
it's just what it says on the tin and pay him a bunch of
money for this and.. it's not what it says on the tin.

but then you take it too far; you start saying "as a black
woman, i have student debt," or "as a black woman, i have to
take care of an aging parent" and at that point you are
hardcore tuning everyone out from any sort of sympathy in
your direction because everybody got problems

like this youtube link will get pulled because it's doing
weird ugly shit to dodge copyright cop and i've linked it
because the ones that don't require age-verification because
there's some f-bombs. i hate soccer moms


 

offline EpicMegatrax from Greatest Hits on 2022-08-08 04:49 [#02620309]
Points: 18887 Status: Addict



i guess i just feel like what i'm hearing is stuff like "the
system is racist because james franco abused some poor girls
and he's now been cast as fidel castro" and "the system is
racist because i am black and i have student debt and an
aging parent" and it's not like you can't find obvious
places to call the system racist, but... step the fuck off


 

offline EpicMegatrax from Greatest Hits on 2022-08-08 04:51 [#02620310]
Points: 18887 Status: Addict



i guess it's kind of like i just put it all out of my mind;
shrug it off. but eventually i just need to rant a bit and
somehow i wind up here


 

offline EpicMegatrax from Greatest Hits on 2022-08-08 04:55 [#02620311]
Points: 18887 Status: Addict



i really miss when NPR was just weird cool interesting
things like an hour journey into some weird specific ethnic
music, when i could actually tune into 'wait wait don't tell
me' by accident but now blink and you'll miss it. instead
it's all syndicated TED talk BBC world poop


 


Messageboard index