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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 (six years ago) link

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

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

It was a glorious time to be alive.

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

he was just trying to trick everyone into spilling the beans

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

low hanging fruit

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

a cracking slice even

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

slicey wicey

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

sorry; had to

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

(struggles to rise above it all)

(does not succeed)

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

False modesty

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

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

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

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

pplains, Friday, 29 November 2019 02:46 (nine months 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 (nine months ago) link

RAP BAND

Mario Meatwagon (Moodles), Friday, 29 November 2019 03:48 (nine months 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 (nine months 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 (nine months 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 (nine months 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

I don't get wet because I am tall and thin and I am afraid of people (Eliza D.), Tuesday, 10 December 2019 18:01 (nine months ago) link

TCJ review otm

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

two weeks pass...

pretty sure drones have ceramic parts unless it's all composite these days
pottery

Fuck the NRA (ulysses), Monday, 30 December 2019 05:11 (eight months ago) link

The trenchant commentator is correct. After all, "capitalist enterprises" make up (does some quick, back of the envelope calculations) nearly 100% of the economic activity in capitalist societies and STEM expertise seems to result in marginal improvements to basic manufacturing that generate increased profit margins more reliably than having the ability to throw pots.

A is for (Aimless), Monday, 30 December 2019 05:32 (eight months ago) link

Well yeah. Half of the observation is just a truism -- a capitalist economy is going to pay more for functions that are more valuable to capitalism. The rest is just silly. Ceramicists don't get paid six figures because we can just mass produce that shit. It has nothing to do with whether it kills people or not, and that's the most /trench part of the whole thing.

longtime caller, first time listener (man alive), Monday, 30 December 2019 05:36 (eight months ago) link

you're trying to tell me this is mass produceable? i am definitely doing this wrong.
http://i.imgur.com/HZhCeJ9.jpg

Fuck the NRA (ulysses), Monday, 30 December 2019 05:42 (eight months ago) link

You can't make a drone out of poetry either

And yet men die miserably every day for lack of what is found there

TRENCHANT

Yeets don't fail me now (Ye Mad Puffin), Monday, 30 December 2019 05:44 (eight months ago) link

"that shit" we can mass produce being common household dishware, not yr fine work forks. But even if you could throw a working drone I doubt the DoD would be much interested.

longtime caller, first time listener (man alive), Tuesday, 31 December 2019 03:44 (eight months ago) link

you're trying to tell me this is mass produceable?

As long as it's OK that the product of the mass production is nearly indistinguishable from the original, then yes, that particular piece of pottery is almost certainly mass producible. The next question would be how big the market might be for machine-produced items exactly like that and what could be charged for them versus the cost of their production, including packaging, transport and ancillary costs. If the unit cost is too high, then there's no point in initiating mass production.

A is for (Aimless), Tuesday, 31 December 2019 04:21 (eight months ago) link

but can you put a unit cost on a soul
*places back of hand on forehead, gets clay all over face, exeunt sobbing upstage*

Fuck the NRA (ulysses), Tuesday, 31 December 2019 05:01 (eight months ago) link

I don’t think ceramics is an actual degree though? It’s like Shakespeare. You can spend the vast majority of your coursework studying it but the degree is in English Lit or Art. Maybe it would be a BFA in Painting and Sculpture or mayyyyybe just Sculpture at an art school.

sarahell, Tuesday, 31 December 2019 05:36 (eight months ago) link

i know several (very broke) people with BFAs in ceramics and i think at least one (very broke) person with an mfa

Fuck the NRA (ulysses), Tuesday, 31 December 2019 05:41 (eight months ago) link

idk there is an ilxor who has done well where shakespeare studies was definitely a portion of dissertation iirc

babu frik fan account (mh), Tuesday, 31 December 2019 06:05 (eight months ago) link

no no no, those aren’t “actual” degrees you see

brimstead, Tuesday, 31 December 2019 06:10 (eight months ago) link

it’s true, I have never seen him do english but he was very good at rubbing plastic objects for an audience

babu frik fan account (mh), Tuesday, 31 December 2019 06:12 (eight months ago) link

Most people who go to college and do ceramics have their degrees in sculpture if it’s even that specialized. Like no, just no

sarahell, Tuesday, 31 December 2019 07:21 (eight months ago) link

Honestly tho depending on what type of ceramics you do, you could actually get a machinist type job

sarahell, Tuesday, 31 December 2019 07:22 (eight months ago) link

Fun fact: by longstanding custom, ceramicists must always have "Unchained Melody" playing while they work.

Yeets don't fail me now (Ye Mad Puffin), Tuesday, 31 December 2019 13:29 (eight months ago) link

I bet these people could make a ceramic drone: https://www.alfred.edu/academics/undergrad-majors-minors/ceramic-engineering/index.cfm

rob, Tuesday, 31 December 2019 13:47 (eight months ago) link

cool vase ulysses

Suggest Banshee (Hadrian VIII), Tuesday, 31 December 2019 13:59 (eight months ago) link

u lyv to ssees yt

Banáná hÉireann (darraghmac), Tuesday, 31 December 2019 14:00 (eight months ago) link

B+

Suggest Banshee (Hadrian VIII), Tuesday, 31 December 2019 14:03 (eight months ago) link

^deems not ulysses, I don't know pottery grading

Suggest Banshee (Hadrian VIII), Tuesday, 31 December 2019 14:04 (eight months ago) link

two months pass...

Sanpaku, Sanpaku, Sanpaku.

strangely hookworm but they manage ream shoegaze poetry (imago), Monday, 16 March 2020 17:34 (six months ago) link

or specific users, such as imago

A is for (Aimless), Monday, 16 March 2020 17:35 (six months ago) link

i honestly feel nothing is "trenchant" in these times.

sorry for butt rockin (Neanderthal), Monday, 16 March 2020 21:53 (six months ago) link

otm

whistling (brownie), Monday, 16 March 2020 22:45 (six months ago) link

i honestly feel nothing is "trenchant" in these times.

― sorry for butt rockin (Neanderthal), Monday, March 16, 2020 5:53 PM (one hour ago) bookmarkflaglink

℺ ☽ ⋠ ⏎ (✖), Monday, 16 March 2020 23:19 (six months ago) link

workmanship imo

BSC Joan Baez (darraghmac), Tuesday, 17 March 2020 00:22 (six months ago) link

two months pass...

My dad sent me this picture of the sympathy card section of his CVS pic.twitter.com/fLFqFKYkPP

— stephen dickinson (@sdickinson_) May 18, 2020

na (NA), Tuesday, 19 May 2020 17:14 (four months ago) link

is that trenchant? feels a bit too real.

Wuhan!! Got You All in Check (Camaraderie at Arms Length), Tuesday, 19 May 2020 17:16 (four months ago) link

Last time I was in a Family Dollar, the card racks were cleared out and the staff was re-stocking them with individually-wrapped greeting cards.

pplains, Tuesday, 19 May 2020 17:21 (four months ago) link

please to post here:
Rolling Most 2020 Images

Fuck the NRA (ulysses), Tuesday, 19 May 2020 18:01 (four months ago) link

four weeks pass...

I mean, yeah conservative court is bad, conservatives are bad, but they also just upheld the clean water act two months ago, it's not like there is some neat and tidy plan to cover up environmental destruction with ""social progres""

longtime caller, first time listener (man alive), Tuesday, 16 June 2020 14:44 (three months ago) link

You’re wrong man alive two things cannot be true at the same time

El Tomboto, Tuesday, 16 June 2020 15:02 (three months ago) link

Think people also forget SCOTUS aren't supposed to vote based on their personal feelings but the law itself. That obviously doesn't mean they don't, but RBG probably would have voted against legalizing abortion in Roe v Wade despite being pro-choice because she didn't feel the legal reasoning behind it was very strong.

Dig Dug the police (Neanderthal), Tuesday, 16 June 2020 15:25 (three months ago) link

SCOTUS aren't supposed to vote based on their personal feelings but the law itself.

The SCOTUS is not the source of either social progress or slash and burn capitalism. The law itself is written by Congress, so the SCOTUS interpreting the law 'correctly' does not negate the validity of the quote. The questionable part of the quote for me is whether social progress is truly a ploy conceived by capitalism as a means to distract society from its predations. I doubt it.

A is for (Aimless), Tuesday, 16 June 2020 18:20 (three months ago) link

one month passes...

it takes work to be trenchant in the midst of this full on clusterfuck but juice media and boing boing is there for you

https://boingboing.net/2020/07/31/this-devastating-video-encapsu.html

Fuck the NRA (ulysses), Monday, 3 August 2020 16:46 (one month ago) link

It's been 4 years and the country's most annoying grifters are still trying to convince us that trump will be "demoralized and destabilized" by snarky posts

℺ ☽ ⋠ ⏎ (✖), Monday, 3 August 2020 17:05 (one month ago) link


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