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online EpicMegatrax from Greatest Hits on 2022-10-30 02:25 [#02621864]
Points: 19899 Status: Addict



blackhole sun topic not doing so well; let's try this
instead?

the US supreme court is about to consider (do brits know
about this? sorry if so) affirmative action, which is
essentially like: you have to let at least 25% minorities
into your elite college. that, like, arguably, i could have
gone to a better college if not because of this, but...
after who knows how many years of arguing with myself, i'm
finally like: actually, this is about right. just try and
make things a bit more fair with no delusions that it'll
solve everything

so now, the conservative-fundie majority is likely about to
throw this out, at, ironically, a time when interest in
college is at a record low due to, like, pandemic, trump,
etc. and it's like: ugh. this is stupid. the white people
losing their majority and lashing out

but then there's a flipside. like, when i hear "slavery
reparations" it's like, alright, i support making things
more fair, but get your hand out of my pocket? this is a
cash grab; writing people a check will not fix the decades
of psychological abuse by any means?

then i tune into NPR, which... just today, "...so he's a
black vampire that can kill white racists but he can't
change the system" and i shut it off.

or, an NPR podcast, "the auxiliary businesses that support
the marijuana industry," and i'm thinking i'm going to hear,
like, about companies that make empty vape carts or such.
instead, it's a bunch of people like, "how can we get more
black and brown people owning these" and they spent the
first ten minutes jerking each other off, "thank you so much
for your work," "oh no thank you" and saying absolutely.
nothing. of. substance

and at a certain point maybe black lives matter did need an
ego check. just kind of a bummer it has to be something that
was actually a coherent policy


 

online EpicMegatrax from Greatest Hits on 2022-10-30 02:26 [#02621865]
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i use the word "like" too much


 

offline umbroman3 from United Kingdom on 2022-10-30 02:38 [#02621866]
Points: 5787 Status: Addict



In the future everything will be like Star Trek:-)


 

offline umbroman3 from United Kingdom on 2022-10-30 02:41 [#02621867]
Points: 5787 Status: Addict



Picard and Kirk and Janeway star trek, not Damon lindelof
star trek


 

online EpicMegatrax from Greatest Hits on 2022-10-30 02:03 [#02621869]
Points: 19899 Status: Addict



shit, right, the kanye west, "white lives matter" thing. i
think this is a case of "a stopped clock tells the white
time twice a day," with ye being that stopped clock: as a
white guy who is [oh, well... aloof? enjoys casting down the
apple of eris with some real talk? but never actually
racist], it captured the feeling of: "hey, i've been being
compassionate about minorities, what about me? do i just get
nothing?"

but then, the rest of ye. i swear, if he were off the rails
on dissociatives... ketamine, methoxetamine, nitrous, etc...
it would explain so much. like the zappo's founder but with
far fewer brain cells


 

online EpicMegatrax from Greatest Hits on 2022-10-30 02:08 [#02621870]
Points: 19899 Status: Addict | Followup to umbroman3: #02621866



oh, shush, we've been here before -- there was that episode
of ST:TNG where a race had no specific gender and all it
takes is riker's beard for one of the critters to say: i
think i'd like a gender now

that, behind the scenes, riker -- whatever actor's name is
-- wanted it to be a boy and for riker to be like... oh,
sure, why not. but, no, they copped out and the critter
decides a she, they don't even bang, transgender was not
even a discussion back then, when someone asked gene
dingleberry, creator of star trek, about homosexuality, he
reportedly replied: "oh, they'll have solved that by then."
like, as in, eliminated it.


 

online EpicMegatrax from Greatest Hits on 2022-10-30 02:11 [#02621871]
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star trek is utterly fine if you accept it as a
philosophical daydream about the future and not something
intended to be the actual, plausible future. it quite
baffles me people complaining about the spore drive star
trek; that was the fucking best one yet. has a lot of fun
with itself. the time crystal stuff, sure, yeah, that's
fucking "magic plot device we aren't going to even pretend
we have a scientific rationale for" but then if you take a
step back that's all of fucking star trek, just a veneer for
some philosophical hashing out


 

online EpicMegatrax from Greatest Hits on 2022-10-30 05:28 [#02621872]
Points: 19899 Status: Addict



just thinking

1) moral outrage is a commodity in america, and many other
parts of the world. your average pleb -- overworked, screwed
over, and with a vague sense of this but not the marbles to
understand precisely why or how -- finally has a reason to
go defcon 1 and scream at everyone. from there, it works
effectively like taking a dump: it feels great, but only
when you've hung on to it for way too long. so a lot of
pent-up rage that is unrelated to the matter at hand can
come out when people are given social license to go apeshit

2) that this should probably be listed in the DSM, a
condition political activists -- of any stripe -- can
develop, where all they talk about are their accomplishments
and their friends accomplishments and, i guess, leverage
their reputation for further accomplishments, whilst not
having a single fucking coherent policy idea


 

online EpicMegatrax from Greatest Hits on 2022-10-30 09:52 [#02621873]
Points: 19899 Status: Addict



i tried NPR again just now: "...and my last name is
thurston, but that's english... shout-outs to the white
chattel slavery [something something]" or something like
that. and i shut it off again

i am neither making any of this up, nor exaggerating the
quotes.


 

online EpicMegatrax from Greatest Hits on 2022-10-30 09:53 [#02621874]
Points: 19899 Status: Addict



it was a standup act and i can tell the white chattel line
kind of fell flat from the muted audience reaction.


 

online EpicMegatrax from Greatest Hits on 2022-10-30 10:00 [#02621875]
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i mean, NPR truly lost me at "...so he's a black vampire
that can kill white racists but he can't change the system"
because it's like, you've clearly become so fucking
tone-deaf you've lost the ability to realize when you begin
to toe the line where someone, like, normal tunes in, and
asks themselves: is this a parody? or is this serious? that,
unfortunately, it's serious as tetanus nails. this station
used to do cool shit like car talk and a weekly hour of
celtic music. TED, new york radio hour(s) gtfo


 

online EpicMegatrax from Greatest Hits on 2022-10-30 10:02 [#02621876]
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note to self: a short fiction story where an imagined but
utterly-believable self-promotional twat literally goes to
the extent of killing his own family to secure a TED talk


 

offline ijonspeches from 109P/Swift-Tuttle on 2022-10-30 10:27 [#02621878]
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have you seen blackula? i havent.
media tends to feel the need to explain black movies or
movies targeted at black communities. im never entirely sure
whether phenomenas like blaxploitation CAN be explained or
judged, starting who did them and why? i feel like i can
enjoy a comedy whatever the context though it can be a
delicate matter. "dab´s bloody mouth with handkerchief"
muahuahuahha


 

online EpicMegatrax from Greatest Hits on 2022-10-30 11:59 [#02621882]
Points: 19899 Status: Addict | Followup to ijonspeches: #02621878



see, that seems like a decent watch. blaxploitation is one
of those genres that has aged hilariously badly, i.e.
disco godfather, which is apparently so unloved you can just
watch the whole freaking thing on youtube -- with its
insanely tedious ten-minute disco dance intro, the lead
guy's catch phrase being "put your weight on it" and
PCP-laced weed is curiously called "charmin" like the toilet
paper

but no, this sounded like the author talking about his 2022
fiction novel or some shit. nothing that interesting


 

online EpicMegatrax from Greatest Hits on 2022-10-30 12:21 [#02621883]
Points: 19899 Status: Addict | Followup to EpicMegatrax: #02621882



15:16 ~ if samples were visual


 

online EpicMegatrax from Greatest Hits on 2022-10-30 12:22 [#02621884]
Points: 19899 Status: Addict



disco godfather: "bucky, what is you done to yourself?"

paramedic: [speaking technically] "he's whacked up"


 

online EpicMegatrax from Greatest Hits on 2022-10-30 12:25 [#02621885]
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16:20 ~ ok, if samples were visual, and the audio kept up


 

online EpicMegatrax from Greatest Hits on 2022-10-30 12:42 [#02621886]
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oh there's some blacula reboot
perhaps you're right then. it basically sounded like some
obviously gay black guy delivering this line and i presumed
it was some tedious fiction novel. my mistake


 

offline ijonspeches from 109P/Swift-Tuttle on 2022-10-30 17:34 [#02621887]
Points: 6916 Status: Regular | Show recordbag



gonna watch it some day.
saw the dolemite eddie murphy and figured one of those ought
to be worth my time. i watched a lot of odd 70s 80s flicks,
from kung fu b movies to sword and sorcery, cult classics,
car chases, rollerskate usa, porn flicks. what a time...
note to mental self: rewatch vanishing point.
i could watch a movie every day and wouldnt get bored, but
theres work and all those other things.


 

online EpicMegatrax from Greatest Hits on 2022-10-30 22:21 [#02621888]
Points: 19899 Status: Addict | Followup to ijonspeches: #02621887



i know the feeling. i have not "watched" "a thing" in months
except... putting on some episode of ST:TNG i've already
seen and falling asleep. haven't played video games at all
for a similar duration. none of this was something i set out
to do deliberately, just... yeah.


 

online EpicMegatrax from Greatest Hits on 2022-10-31 04:09 [#02621895]
Points: 19899 Status: Addict | Followup to EpicMegatrax: #02621869



KW writes, "Ari Emmanuel Can you find a place for the
Donda Academy kids to go to school that’s properly zoned
for a school? I got about 60 children that have no place to
be as they look to transfer. They tried to dismantle our
basketball team. Those boys are being penalized without
reason. Even professional athletes were threatened by their
owners to disassociate."


LAZY_TITLE ~ ye compares himself to emmett till

for reference, i'll just leave this here ~ LAZY_TITLE

During treatment, a close friend made a list of behaviors
exhibited by Hsieh that led to his intervention. This list
included several things that Hsieh believed he could do such
as manifest water, transform into animals or objects, and
download “talents” to his brain with minimal study.
Despite this attempt at treatment and concern from friends,
Hsieh continued to use Ketamine and other substances.



 

online EpicMegatrax from Greatest Hits on 2022-11-03 03:41 [#02621953]
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"are white people being discriminated against?"

i would not go that far.

it's more that, the same way the christian right gets all
loud when they're given the license to unleash a
long-car-ride-bowel-movement of moral outrage, only some of
which has to do with the situation at hand. then the thing
about activists, i said it should be in the DSM, but guess
it also covers art twats as well -- they only talk about
their accomplishments, their friends' accomplishments, and
it's just a PR circlejerk to secure more prestige without
having a single policy idea. loudly screaming that black
people need to own more businesses, perhaps generally true,
but you're all just sniffing each others' farts as inflation
kills anyone's enthusiasm to care; the grocery budget
suddenly all they have time for. and you're just all
chattering with yourselves, and i suspect at some point
you'll look up and realize the rest of the group branched
off long ago and now you've been so busy talking you're lost
deep in the woods. essentially: ok, sure, black lives
matter. now what? cleaning up the police forces won't solve
everything


 


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