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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 (four years ago) Permalink

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

some dude, Monday, 1 September 2014 19:09 (four years ago) Permalink

It was a glorious time to be alive.

mod, Monday, 1 September 2014 22:03 (four years ago) Permalink

he was just trying to trick everyone into spilling the beans

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

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 (four years ago) Permalink

low hanging fruit

bamcquern, Monday, 8 September 2014 00:51 (four years ago) Permalink

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 (four years ago) Permalink

a cracking slice even

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

slicey wicey

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

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 (four years ago) Permalink

sorry; had to

imago, Saturday, 13 September 2014 17:55 (four years ago) Permalink

(struggles to rise above it all)

(does not succeed)

Aimless, Saturday, 13 September 2014 18:01 (four years ago) Permalink

False modesty

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

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

imago, Saturday, 13 September 2014 18:03 (four years ago) Permalink

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 (four years ago) Permalink

this thread needs more (relevant) posts

, Wednesday, 1 October 2014 17:55 (four years ago) Permalink

get cracking!

Aimless, Wednesday, 1 October 2014 18:14 (four years ago) Permalink

(A poll about modern life)

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

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 (four years ago) Permalink

^ ungrammatical conclusion

Aimless, Sunday, 5 October 2014 20:02 (four years ago) Permalink

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 (four years ago) Permalink

[77 content]

Immediate Follower (NA), Wednesday, 15 October 2014 15:17 (four years ago) Permalink

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

Ƹ༑Ʒ (imago), Wednesday, 15 October 2014 15:31 (four years ago) Permalink

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 (four years ago) Permalink

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 (four years ago) Permalink

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 (four years ago) Permalink

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

ciderpress, Thursday, 23 October 2014 15:28 (four years ago) Permalink

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

ciderpress, Thursday, 23 October 2014 15:30 (four years ago) Permalink

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 (four years ago) Permalink

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 (four years ago) Permalink

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 (four years ago) Permalink

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 (four years ago) Permalink

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 (four years ago) Permalink

okey dokey

soref, Monday, 24 November 2014 20:53 (four years ago) Permalink

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

, Monday, 24 November 2014 20:54 (four years ago) Permalink

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 (four years ago) Permalink

it was a different time

mattresslessness, Monday, 24 November 2014 20:59 (four years ago) Permalink

two weeks pass...

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

, Saturday, 13 December 2014 03:36 (four years ago) Permalink

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

, Saturday, 13 December 2014 03:37 (four years ago) Permalink

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

, Saturday, 13 December 2014 03:38 (four years ago) Permalink

Elite Daily

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

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 (four years ago) Permalink

so annoying

languagelessness (mattresslessness), Monday, 15 December 2014 22:57 (four years ago) Permalink

~ next time

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

lol matt

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

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) Permalink

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) Permalink

Vietnam only happened because of capitalism. You knew that, right?

pomenitul, Thursday, 14 March 2019 15:55 (two months ago) Permalink

I'm so sorry you're paying 4000 for Humira but what if I told you drug companies seek PROFITS and not YOUR HEALTH?

fuck the NRA (Neanderthal), Thursday, 14 March 2019 15:59 (two months ago) Permalink

tbf the admissions scandal is kinda _shrug_ to me if only because it really is a drop in the bucket of the overall fuckery of admissions/higher ed (and by extension the job market)

Simon H., Thursday, 14 March 2019 15:59 (two months ago) Permalink

Think the overall point isn't that you have to care about it but it's cloying to act as if people can't hold two thoughts in their head at the same time.

Then again, this may be true for those posting hot takes like man alive's friend

fuck the NRA (Neanderthal), Thursday, 14 March 2019 16:02 (two months ago) Permalink

P much every "bust" of any kind is a drop in the bucket. I enjoy that at least rich people are getting busted for once, and I would think even if you are socialist it's good to see the curtains being peeled back on this sort of thing

longtime caller, first time listener (man alive), Thursday, 14 March 2019 16:13 (two months ago) Permalink

love to peel back the curtains and bust in the bucket

kiss me dadly (bizarro gazzara), Thursday, 14 March 2019 16:15 (two months ago) Permalink

Omg

fuck the NRA (Neanderthal), Thursday, 14 March 2019 16:16 (two months ago) Permalink

Think the overall point isn't that you have to care about it but it's cloying to act as if people can't hold two thoughts in their head at the same time.

yeah, exactly. ... but, y'know, maybe the people who create and share trenchmemes ... maybe they can't hold more than one thought in their head at the same time ... it's like ... Idiocracy is .... a .... documentary?

sarahell, Thursday, 14 March 2019 17:13 (two months ago) Permalink

it's hard not to enter the trenchant labyrinth

sarahell, Thursday, 14 March 2019 17:17 (two months ago) Permalink

tbc this particular admissions scandal is uniquely hilarious for the criminal ineptitude at work

Simon H., Thursday, 14 March 2019 17:20 (two months ago) Permalink

also motherfucking aunt becky was arrested

you know who deserves sitewide mod privileges? (m bison), Thursday, 14 March 2019 17:25 (two months ago) Permalink

Stamos to judge: have mercy

fuck the NRA (Neanderthal), Thursday, 14 March 2019 17:26 (two months ago) Permalink

wtf is aunt becky?

sarahell, Thursday, 14 March 2019 17:30 (two months ago) Permalink

doo ba doo bow bow dow

fuck the NRA (Neanderthal), Thursday, 14 March 2019 17:40 (two months ago) Permalink

Aunt Becky With The Good Bribes

a large tuna called “Justice” (C. Grisso/McCain), Thursday, 14 March 2019 17:42 (two months ago) Permalink

come on. cut. it. out.

fuck the NRA (Neanderthal), Thursday, 14 March 2019 17:50 (two months ago) Permalink

tbc this particular admissions scandal is uniquely hilarious for the criminal ineptitude at work

― Simon H., Thursday, 14 March 2019 17:20 (thirty-four minutes ago) Permalink

Yeah, my other take on this is lighten up because this is funny as fuck and people enjoy watching rich people trainwrecks

longtime caller, first time listener (man alive), Thursday, 14 March 2019 17:56 (two months ago) Permalink

definitely had to confirm that was not the Onion. wow.

by the light of the burning Citroën, Thursday, 14 March 2019 18:05 (two months ago) Permalink

The toker, who sports a ponytail and raps under the name “Billa,” then shamelessly plugged his music. “Check out my CD, ‘Cheese and Crackers,’ ” he said of his 2018 five-track rec­ord that includes a song titled “If I Lost My Money.”

omar little, Thursday, 14 March 2019 18:07 (two months ago) Permalink

this thread is it's own annoying trenchant social commentary

brimstead, Thursday, 14 March 2019 18:12 (two months ago) Permalink

its

gah

brimstead, Thursday, 14 March 2019 18:12 (two months ago) Permalink

now that's a spicy take

longtime caller, first time listener (man alive), Thursday, 14 March 2019 19:16 (two months ago) Permalink

"small minds discuss people
medium minds discuss events
great minds roll their eyes at how dumb everyone else is"

ogmor, Thursday, 14 March 2019 19:26 (two months ago) Permalink

restore 'rollin my damn eyes' plz u bastards

Fuck the NRA (ulysses), Thursday, 14 March 2019 21:52 (two months ago) Permalink

this thread is it's own annoying trenchant social commentary

― brimstead, Thursday, March 14, 2019 11:12 AM (yesterday)

it's like the hotel california

sarahell, Friday, 15 March 2019 15:12 (two months ago) Permalink

such a lovey place... if you're part of the white patriarchy

Fuck the NRA (ulysses), Friday, 15 March 2019 15:43 (two months ago) Permalink

Everyone these days is trying to be a “content creator” because they’re not “content” with worshipping the “creator”

— toronto citizen (official parody) (@guydebort) March 22, 2019

marcos, Sunday, 24 March 2019 22:39 (one month ago) Permalink

Love 2 worship the creator tbh

J Masctits (Noodle Vague), Sunday, 24 March 2019 22:43 (one month ago) Permalink

some bad driving there

but i'm there are fuckups (Karl Malone), Sunday, 24 March 2019 22:57 (one month ago) Permalink

in the sense that they failed to run over those cunts yes

J Masctits (Noodle Vague), Sunday, 24 March 2019 22:58 (one month ago) Permalink

time was a beatle would leap out of your way in the street

difficult listening hour, Sunday, 24 March 2019 22:59 (one month ago) Permalink

I don't know what Charlie Manson is doing there, in his prison gear too.

Don't Go Back to Brockville (Tom D.), Sunday, 24 March 2019 23:09 (one month ago) Permalink

Why is the steering wheel on the left

Gunther Gleiben (Ye Mad Puffin), Sunday, 24 March 2019 23:24 (one month ago) Permalink

why has the pedestrian crossing disappeared

fremme nette his simplicitte (darraghmac), Sunday, 24 March 2019 23:30 (one month ago) Permalink

wow that cartoon is ... true to its title! sorry mark parisi, no good

cheese canopy (map), Monday, 25 March 2019 00:02 (one month ago) Permalink

The pedestrian crossing has disappeared because the mobile generation are too busy looking at phones to find the correct place to cross.
The Beatles are all going in different directions because despite the interconnectedness of the mobile and social media generation we have lost that true human connection that pulls us together.
The steering wheel is on the left as it represents the real Paul McCartney (a left handed Beatle) who was dead by the time this picture was taken.

Non, je ned raggette rien (onimo), Monday, 25 March 2019 00:29 (one month ago) Permalink

That last one would explain why John is left-handed in the pic.

pplains, Monday, 25 March 2019 00:32 (one month ago) Permalink

the steering wheel on the left is why the driver has lost control. he's not used to it, it's a rental and there was a mix-up somewhere about the wheel, now he's already left the lot and he's checking the console for the receipt and BAM! paul is dead

but i'm there are fuckups (Karl Malone), Monday, 25 March 2019 00:34 (one month ago) Permalink

too bad he didn't miss him miss him miss him.

pplains, Monday, 25 March 2019 01:22 (one month ago) Permalink

I guess this can go here but it's more of a powerful liberal memes kind of thing

https://scontent-iad3-1.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/56219898_3172118326132457_45453565879123968_n.jpg?_nc_cat=1&_nc_ht=scontent-iad3-1.xx&oh=debf4816997dcf75c357e6be2a4c5de5&oe=5D506E2B

Like I don't know who this guy is, but he can't really be that stupid can he?

longtime caller, first time listener (man alive), Tuesday, 2 April 2019 04:46 (one month ago) Permalink

not sure I get you, don't really understand what's wrong with that statement

Dan S, Tuesday, 2 April 2019 05:07 (one month ago) Permalink

Closing the border to legal goods is much easier than closing it to humans coming over which is obvious to any child.

Mordy, Tuesday, 2 April 2019 14:23 (one month ago) Permalink

firm but fair

rip van wanko, Tuesday, 2 April 2019 14:26 (one month ago) Permalink

Also if anything he's kind of making Trump's point for him

The Xylems of the Limes (Noodle Vague), Tuesday, 2 April 2019 14:27 (one month ago) Permalink

not sure I get you, don't really understand what's wrong with that statement

― Dan S, Tuesday, April 2, 2019 12:07 AM (ten hours ago) Bookmark Flag Post Permalink

Because closing the border to LEGAL traffic and trying to stop illegal immigration are obviously two different things? The wall (as bad an idea as it is) is not designed to "close the border," it's designed to prevent people from making unauthorized crossings. Close the border means close the legal crossings.

longtime caller, first time listener (man alive), Tuesday, 2 April 2019 15:34 (one month ago) Permalink

I feel like this is a common tactic -- deliberately misconstruing what the other side is saying rather than arguing against it. It's great for the echo chamber but does nothing to convince anyone.

longtime caller, first time listener (man alive), Tuesday, 2 April 2019 15:35 (one month ago) Permalink


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