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The fact that no one has even bothered to mention the name of the victimized celebrity across 30 posts, because it is assumed you know all about it already, is a commentary in itself.

― Aimless, Monday, 1 September 2014 19:36 (31 minutes ago) Bookmark Flag Post Permalink

kick yr eyeballs (wins), Monday, 1 September 2014 19:09 (five years ago) link

30 years ago a nude celebrity would kick a ball on the street.

some dude, Monday, 1 September 2014 19:09 (five years ago) link

It was a glorious time to be alive.

mod, Monday, 1 September 2014 22:03 (five years ago) link

he was just trying to trick everyone into spilling the beans

'arry Goldman (Hurting 2), Tuesday, 2 September 2014 03:40 (five years ago) link

The people who read the Daily Express are the people who believe the bigoted, prejudiced, anti-everything attitude it foists on it's readers. It is the same as all tabloids in that rather than make it's readers think about things or challenge their ideas, it just writes what they know their readership already think and believe.

― Oliver R Tones, Thursday, 23 October 2003 12:58 (10 years ago)

Nothing less than the Spirit of the Age (nakhchivan), Monday, 8 September 2014 00:23 (five years ago) link

low hanging fruit

bamcquern, Monday, 8 September 2014 00:51 (five years ago) link

true
just a nice lil slice of olde ilx, a simpler time

Nothing less than the Spirit of the Age (nakhchivan), Monday, 8 September 2014 00:58 (five years ago) link

a cracking slice even

Nothing less than the Spirit of the Age (nakhchivan), Monday, 8 September 2014 01:00 (five years ago) link

slicey wicey

nakh is the wintour of our diss content (darraghmac), Monday, 8 September 2014 01:14 (five years ago) link

Corporations are people, my friend. You can even follow them on facebook.

― Aimless, Saturday, September 13, 2014 5:54 PM (20 seconds ago) Bookmark Flag Post Permalink

imago, Saturday, 13 September 2014 17:55 (five years ago) link

sorry; had to

imago, Saturday, 13 September 2014 17:55 (five years ago) link

(struggles to rise above it all)

(does not succeed)

Aimless, Saturday, 13 September 2014 18:01 (five years ago) link

False modesty

Twist of Caliphate (Bob Six), Saturday, 13 September 2014 18:03 (five years ago) link

honestly, it was done with reluctant duty rather than vindictive glee

imago, Saturday, 13 September 2014 18:03 (five years ago) link

two weeks pass...

ask yourself who is really holding the selfie stick

- you or the phone?

― Raccoon Tanuki, Wednesday, October 1, 2014 12:50 PM (2 minutes ago) Bookmark

, Wednesday, 1 October 2014 16:53 (five years ago) link

this thread needs more (relevant) posts

, Wednesday, 1 October 2014 17:55 (five years ago) link

get cracking!

Aimless, Wednesday, 1 October 2014 18:14 (five years ago) link

(A poll about modern life)

the final twilight of all evaluative standpoints (nakhchivan), Sunday, 5 October 2014 19:34 (five years ago) link

the couple are in different continents and the only way they can keep in touch with each other is via the internet, score one for technology

Chimp Arsons, Sunday, 5 October 2014 19:57 (five years ago) link

^ ungrammatical conclusion

Aimless, Sunday, 5 October 2014 20:02 (five years ago) link

nah they are taking a photo of a projection of both their screens imo

lool at the herrlich (wins), Sunday, 5 October 2014 20:05 (five years ago) link

[77 content]

Immediate Follower (NA), Wednesday, 15 October 2014 15:17 (five years ago) link

wd have posted that here myself if it wasn't 77 ;)

Ƹ༑Ʒ (imago), Wednesday, 15 October 2014 15:31 (five years ago) link

I think willingness to marry a conservative guy is probably the red flag there, not decision to get married.

my jaw left (Hurting 2), Wednesday, 15 October 2014 15:50 (five years ago) link

The most pejorative word in my lexicon is 'dickcheney'.
― Momus (Momus), Monday, February 10, 2003 2:06 PM (11 years ago) Bookmark Flag Post Permalink

From a vintage thread called "dickhead as pejorative"

Treeship, Sunday, 19 October 2014 04:39 (five years ago) link

one of the scarier things about the internet is it allows people to grow up in an environment where actions don't have consequences

― ciderpress, Thursday, October 23, 2014 11:21 AM Bookmark Flag Post Permalink

my jaw left (Hurting 2), Thursday, 23 October 2014 15:26 (five years ago) link

i aspire to have all my posts pasted to this thread and similar ones

ciderpress, Thursday, 23 October 2014 15:28 (five years ago) link

(that one can probably go to posts very much in character)

ciderpress, Thursday, 23 October 2014 15:30 (five years ago) link

http://mashable.com/2014/10/27/death-of-a-conversation-photography/?utm_cid=mash-com-fb-main-link

Romero says he is not entirely averse to technology, however, thinks "people are starting to derive more pleasure from their 'computer cuddles' than from their person to person interactions."

well-behaved wingmen really hate Mystery (DJ Mencap), Tuesday, 28 October 2014 10:25 (five years ago) link

I'll be so happy when we evolve beyond physical interactions so people will quit bemoaning the inevitable death of it and just accept their fate.

Jeff, Tuesday, 28 October 2014 10:59 (five years ago) link

OK let's entertain for entertainment the fact that her "Music should not be free" stern balled editorial wasn't corporate shilling and just the regular blazayblah opinion probably most people on the street might have if you pressed them on this subject of i.p rights and internet downloads that they don't often think about and have never dl'd a song for free in their life. Let's also ignore, for the moment, the fact she's from a rich family a stock broker father and Merril Lynch financial wealth management adviser of millions of dollars. Let's also ignore, for a second, that generation of her grandfathers are banking presidents. Let's also put aside the fact Taylor's parents have been shaping and controlling and market managing her pop career since she was 14, setting up merchendising companies in her name, alienating people with that alleged arrogance and 'pay as little as possible and treat people like shit' attitude.

Let's put all that aside for a brief moment and reconsider her assertion: "It's my opinion that music should not be free".

And remind ourselves: She's only worth $200 million, guys. She only made $120 million on her last tour. We shouldn't forget that. She's only 24. People at 24 with only hundreds of millions in the bank and millions of adoring merchandise wearing fans can only be asked to give so much. I mean come on, her New York penthouse was only bought for $20 million, how do you expect her to keep up this lifestyle? Music should not be free. Music should not be free. It is my opinion that music should not be free.

― Raccoon Tanuki, Wednesday, November 5, 2014 4:30 PM (14 minutes ago) Bookmark Flag Post Permalink

a pleasant little psychedelic detour in the elevator (Amory Blaine), Wednesday, 5 November 2014 16:46 (five years ago) link

Never Coming to a Cinema Near You - Arthouse Cinema 2014 [Started by Frederik B in February 2014, last updated 1 minute ago by Frederik B] 1 new answer
Interstellar: Nolan, McConaughey [Started by That's So (Eazy) in May 2014, last updated 6 minutes ago by da croupier] 68 new answers

imago, Thursday, 6 November 2014 22:55 (five years ago) link

Hey, Tom - do you mean "written tics" outside of obvious grammatical errors and poor spelling? (I loved those 3rd-grade-level e-mails I used to get asking if I was selling Dave Matthews Band tickets. I felt like I was in a hi-tech version of Fast Times - "No, I DON'T have any Blue Oyster Cult!")

I've always chafed against constant use of those damn emoticons. You know - ;), :), :P, %). Once in a while, okey dokey. Fifteen times in the same "conversation", I'm about to go alkdjfalkj.

Origin of such things (i.e. "Two words:", "Can you say...") - television. Bane of our existance. Glass tit. Sweet oblivion.

― David Raposa, Wednesday, June 13, 2001 1:00 AM (13 years ago) Bookmark Flag Post Permalink

why do I hate that thing (excluding imago, marcos) (wins), Monday, 24 November 2014 20:51 (five years ago) link

okey dokey

soref, Monday, 24 November 2014 20:53 (five years ago) link

David Raposa was an absolutely classic poster and I shall hear no ill spoken of him

, Monday, 24 November 2014 20:54 (five years ago) link

yeah it's pretty standard from-the-vaults type stuff & I was was only gonna include the last paragraph as the tsc part but stuff like "okey dokey" adds so much to the experience, also hints of cunty spelling & grammar nazism followed swiftly by "those blasted emoticons" followed by "existance" is just like, take a bow whoever you are

xp I'm sure you're right

why do I hate that thing (excluding imago, marcos) (wins), Monday, 24 November 2014 20:57 (five years ago) link

it was a different time

mattresslessness, Monday, 24 November 2014 20:59 (five years ago) link

two weeks pass...

http://i.imgur.com/ZDyMWHj.png

, Saturday, 13 December 2014 03:36 (five years ago) link

I don't know if I can make it through this article

, Saturday, 13 December 2014 03:37 (five years ago) link

http://i.imgur.com/kL6umQG.jpg

, Saturday, 13 December 2014 03:38 (five years ago) link

Elite Daily

tweet deems ur mad f this (wins), Saturday, 13 December 2014 11:24 (five years ago) link

unconvinced that any mode of meeting people is inherently more ~real than any other, real is what u make of it

― lex pretend, Monday, December 15, 2014 11:56 AM (5 hours ago)

Mordy, Monday, 15 December 2014 22:52 (five years ago) link

so annoying

languagelessness (mattresslessness), Monday, 15 December 2014 22:57 (five years ago) link

~ next time

local eire man (darraghmac), Monday, 15 December 2014 23:08 (five years ago) link

lol matt

tl;dr, gukbar, morbis detrius (wins), Monday, 15 December 2014 23:16 (five years ago) link

one month passes...

Sure, I get that about automation and fragility and buying parts - but the espresso people are less "buy a receiver at the pawn shop" and more "my diamond-encrusted cable really allows me to HEAR this section of Pink Floyd's 'The Wall' for the first time."

Mostly no. The difference between the espresso you get out of a top-quality commercial machine like a La Marzocco and out of a substandard quality home machine is enormous. There are pricey but not insanely pricey home machines where you can get pretty close to the Marzocco quality with the right technique. And certain factors in making espresso are pretty well-established -- pressure, temperature, grind, tamping (not to speak of the beans themselves). The best machines are simply able to produce the appropriate pressure and temperature consistently, which is surprisingly difficult. Other bells and whistles can make a difference -- the bottomless portafilter, for example, but there's a pretty commonsense reason for that one -- in a normal portafilter oils from the coffee build up and are hard to clean away. The bottomless portafilter simply eliminates that problem.

― walid foster dulles (man alive), Wednesday, February 4, 2015 9:35 AM (13 minutes ago) Bookmark Flag Post Permalink

meanwhile

http://www.unicefusa.org/press/releases/unicef-too-many-children-dying-malnutrition/8259

― I dunno. (amateurist), Wednesday, February 4, 2015 9:48 AM (5 seconds ago) Bookmark Flag Post Permalink

max, Wednesday, 4 February 2015 14:49 (four years ago) link

tbf that "meanwhile" could've linked to a local news story about a flatulent dog and the contrast would not have been lost

Roberto Spiralli, Wednesday, 4 February 2015 14:52 (four years ago) link

so weird that we spend money on food when we know we're just gonna get hungry again a few hours later

(The Other) J.D. (J.D.), Friday, 14 June 2019 00:07 (six months ago) link

We put clothes on, only in order to take them off again a few hours later. Nudism is much more economical. (Mind. Blown.)

Velcromancer (Ye Mad Puffin), Friday, 14 June 2019 12:06 (six months ago) link

Going back to that traffic jam photo, most of those drivers are coming back from vacation. Should've just stayed at home if they knew they were going to go back to work anyway.

^ In a way, I'm not being sarcastic!

pplains, Friday, 14 June 2019 13:14 (six months ago) link

If they lived in their cars, they would have been home by now

i will never make a typo ever again (Karl Malone), Friday, 14 June 2019 13:15 (six months ago) link

there's nothing remotely as disturbing as the thing in stranger things but ymmv as i am a 35 year old man who is still mortified by some of the scenes in the thing and find it legitimately hard to watch

― VAR me to the end of yawn (jim in vancouver), Wednesday, June 26, 2019 1:18 PM (one hour ago) Bookmark Flag Post Permalink

Kids today will have inevitably seen worse on network tv and YouTube.

― Sly Bradbury's The Marion Cobretti-cles (Old Lunch), Wednesday, June 26, 2019 1:21 PM (one hour ago) Bookmark Flag Post Permalink

there's worse in the white house

― Josh in Chicago, Wednesday, June 26, 2019 1:24 PM (one hour ago) Bookmark Flag Post Permalink

na (NA), Wednesday, 26 June 2019 19:33 (five months ago) link

two weeks pass...

most of the country cares about their phones, period.

― a Mets fan who gave up on everything in the mid '80s (Dr Morbius), Tuesday, July 16, 2019 7:45 AM (two minutes ago) bookmarkflaglink

Logy Psycho (Old Lunch), Tuesday, 16 July 2019 12:48 (five months ago) link

Lol coming here to post that

Fuck Trump, cops, and the CBP (Neanderthal), Tuesday, 16 July 2019 13:27 (five months ago) link

My aunt sent this to the family group chat pic.twitter.com/ZmXhk9DtiR

— society understander (@mywifecameback) July 23, 2019

kinda cool graphic though

The Ravishing of ROFL Stein (Hadrian VIII), Wednesday, 24 July 2019 00:27 (four months ago) link

Twitter, more like Shitter

― Οὖτις, Wednesday, July 24, 2019 11:55 AM (two hours ago) bookmarkflaglink

badg, Wednesday, 24 July 2019 18:00 (four months ago) link

one month passes...

https://pbs.twimg.com/media/EExYZxOWkAA2-wd.jpg

calzino, Wednesday, 18 September 2019 19:56 (two months ago) link

^ kinda clever tbh

A is for (Aimless), Wednesday, 18 September 2019 20:04 (two months ago) link

Millet's (idealised + virtuously grafting themselves to death in their sunday best) peasants were bad to start with imo. But juxtaposing new stuff over old iconic paintings has been done to death and isn't really that clever is it?

calzino, Wednesday, 18 September 2019 20:13 (two months ago) link

done to death

When it comes to social media I live a sheltered life, I guess.

A is for (Aimless), Wednesday, 18 September 2019 20:32 (two months ago) link

Didn't mean it in a snarky or judgmental manner ftr

calzino, Wednesday, 18 September 2019 20:39 (two months ago) link

is mad magazine social media

untuned mass damper (mh), Wednesday, 18 September 2019 20:40 (two months ago) link

CB radio is as well, good buddy

calzino, Wednesday, 18 September 2019 20:41 (two months ago) link

also duchamp

difficult listening hour, Wednesday, 18 September 2019 20:41 (two months ago) link

postcards?

Fuck the NRA (ulysses), Wednesday, 18 September 2019 21:34 (two months ago) link

Essays of Michel de Montaigne

provisional ilx (darraghmac), Wednesday, 18 September 2019 21:39 (two months ago) link

two weeks pass...

man, I don't say this lightly given that Endtroducing is one of my all time top 10 albums, but DJ Shadow sucks

longtime caller, first time listener (man alive), Friday, 4 October 2019 17:24 (two months ago) link

Endtroducing is so fucking good

brimstead, Saturday, 5 October 2019 03:05 (two months ago) link

man, I don't say this lightly given that Endtroducing is one of my all time top 10 albums, but DJ Shadow sucks

― longtime caller, first time listener (man alive), Friday, October 4, 2019 5:24 PM (yesterday) bookmarkflaglink

I haven't listened to anything of his since Private Press, which was a bit of a let-down at the time, but the new track Rosie is pretty good, imo.

☮ (peace, man), Saturday, 5 October 2019 17:07 (two months ago) link

'Murica über alles.

― pomenitul, Wednesday, 9 October 2019 11:54 (six seconds ago) bookmarkflaglink

i know you did this on purpose lol but i still have to

imago, Wednesday, 9 October 2019 11:55 (two months ago) link

Aw yissssss.

pomenitul, Wednesday, 9 October 2019 11:56 (two months ago) link

I'm waiting for a "C/D: Friends with babies that grew up to be teenagers who are only interested in fast-tracking themselves to be an influencer or a entrepreneur because anything else is 'too much work'"

― Elvis Telecom, Wednesday, October 9, 2019 3:52 PM (fifteen minutes ago) bookmarkflaglink

na (NA), Wednesday, 9 October 2019 21:08 (two months ago) link

two weeks pass...

Anti homeless art + boomer art. Rare combo! pic.twitter.com/Lmy2rhQOJN

— 👹 spawn of seitan 🎃 (@soi_girl) October 27, 2019

love 2 buy five iphones per semester

longtime caller, first time listener (man alive), Friday, 8 November 2019 16:04 (one month ago) link

if my parents had netflix production values

Fuck the NRA (ulysses), Friday, 8 November 2019 16:11 (one month ago) link

Apples 'not orange enough!'
Oranges 'just the right amount of orange!'

Everything in life is about meaningless, bad faith comparisons.
What do you want if we order Thai tonight?

Frankie Four-Wigs (Old Lunch), Friday, 8 November 2019 16:15 (one month ago) link

that's not trenchant social commentary, that's some asshole dad passive aggressively criticizing his wife and children on social media

...instead of screaming at them in person, as a good father would have done back when men were men

at home in the alternate future, (Karl Malone), Friday, 8 November 2019 17:41 (one month ago) link

why would an asshole dad want the family members he is abusing to pay for a therapist?

sarahell, Friday, 8 November 2019 21:02 (one month ago) link

that's probably the gay conversion therapist he keeps pushing on his children

at home in the alternate future, (Karl Malone), Friday, 8 November 2019 21:04 (one month ago) link

ohhhhhhhh undoubtedly worth every penny

sarahell, Friday, 8 November 2019 21:06 (one month ago) link

nah that’s clearly aimed at the wife

an incoherent crustacean (MatthewK), Friday, 8 November 2019 21:06 (one month ago) link

nah but if the wife went to therapy, the therapist would tell her that she needs to stand up to the abusive POS that is her husband, or else like ... leave him? or maybe he's a narcissist and wants both of them to go to couples therapy so his wife will be forced to pay even more attention to him, and there will be yet another person who has to listen to him complain?

sarahell, Friday, 8 November 2019 21:09 (one month ago) link

three weeks pass...

https://i.imgur.com/DUDtcCS.jpg

pplains, Friday, 29 November 2019 02:46 (two weeks ago) link

(And I shouldn't have to say it, but yes, that's an altered version of the original.)

pplains, Friday, 29 November 2019 02:47 (two weeks ago) link

RAP BAND

Mario Meatwagon (Moodles), Friday, 29 November 2019 03:48 (two weeks ago) link

Sure nails the private equity looting that trashed Sears

Appleman Appears: 20/2/2020. Whose Cider You On? (Bananaman Begins), Friday, 29 November 2019 10:27 (two weeks ago) link

Sure nails the private equity looting that trashed Sears

― Appleman Appears: 20/2/2020. Whose Cider You On? (Bananaman Begins), Friday, 29 November 2019 10:27 (one minute ago) bookmarkflaglink

Appleman Appears: 20/2/2020. Whose Cider You On? (Bananaman Begins), Friday, 29 November 2019 10:30 (two weeks ago) link

the comics journal DESTROYS new yorker cartoonists
http://www.tcj.com/reviews/everyones-a-critic-the-ultimate-cartoon-book/

Fuck the NRA (ulysses), Tuesday, 10 December 2019 17:35 (six days ago) link

Why criticize when you can lean back and laugh with a gentle, anesthetized, uncritical blandness?

https://media.giphy.com/media/9EwnzGNjvmIG4/giphy.gif

TCJ review otm

a u.s. government department (mh), Tuesday, 10 December 2019 19:02 (six days ago) link

although watching people get insanely angry about NYer cartoons is also very entertaining, imo

a u.s. government department (mh), Tuesday, 10 December 2019 19:02 (six days ago) link


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