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C J (C J), Wednesday, 20 November 2002 08:21 (fifteen years ago) Permalink

i believe the subwoofer should be destroyed and banned forevermore

Queen G (Queeng), Wednesday, 20 November 2002 08:33 (fifteen years ago) Permalink

Bright Eyes is one of my favorite bands.

bnw (bnw), Wednesday, 20 November 2002 08:39 (fifteen years ago) Permalink

If we were in 30's Berlin we'd all be Nazi's.

Sylvestre, Wednesday, 20 November 2002 13:58 (fifteen years ago) Permalink

oil spills are good for the environment -- they're jsut something to keep it on it's toes (and it's had it way too easy of late if you ask me)

Alan (Alan), Wednesday, 20 November 2002 13:59 (fifteen years ago) Permalink

By the time I finish this sentance, three children will have died of starvation. Food worldwide is too expensive. Solution - eat the dead children.

Matt DC (Matt DC), Wednesday, 20 November 2002 14:01 (fifteen years ago) Permalink

some nights the moon is actually so close you cd reach out and touch it

but don't, as its surface temperature is zero kelvin and yr fingers wd shatter into an icy dust

mark s (mark s), Wednesday, 20 November 2002 14:13 (fifteen years ago) Permalink

Bobby Brown is the king of R&B.

Chris V. (Chris V), Wednesday, 20 November 2002 14:14 (fifteen years ago) Permalink

Keanu Reeves is perfectly cast in both Much Ado About Nothing and Dracula.

Pete (Pete), Wednesday, 20 November 2002 14:33 (fifteen years ago) Permalink

You should have 3 C's or above at A-level in order to get into ANY university course. No exceptions.

Lynskey (Lynskey), Wednesday, 20 November 2002 14:34 (fifteen years ago) Permalink

I fucking rule!

Andrew Thames (Andrew Thames), Wednesday, 20 November 2002 14:36 (fifteen years ago) Permalink

That story in the New York Times about some universities (University of Georgia?) giving out scholarships to rich kids who already have big, fat college funds & parents who earn over 200 000$US/yr & have achieved a dazzling B average....perfectly justified.

*cough*

Miss Laura, Wednesday, 20 November 2002 14:39 (fifteen years ago) Permalink

Kittens are so All-American

Liz :x (Liz :x), Wednesday, 20 November 2002 14:40 (fifteen years ago) Permalink

2002 is the best year for music EVER thanks to the Von Downbeats, the Music, the Noise, the Light, the Tapes, the Buses and the Damnable Atrophies!

Marcello Carlin, Wednesday, 20 November 2002 14:40 (fifteen years ago) Permalink

Avril Lavigne is the greatest star in music today.

Graham (graham), Wednesday, 20 November 2002 14:43 (fifteen years ago) Permalink

Avril lavigne is carrying on with sonic youth's good work in mixing rock and avant garde influences.

Julio Desouza (jdesouza), Wednesday, 20 November 2002 14:46 (fifteen years ago) Permalink

"It's very naughty of me, but I would like to set an examination paper at Dover, and turn back every tourist who couldn't pass it."

"What would you ask us?"

Miss Lavis laid her hand pleasantly on Lucy's arm, as if to suggest that she, at all events, would get full marks."

Madchen (Madchen), Wednesday, 20 November 2002 14:47 (fifteen years ago) Permalink

Vanessa Carlton is the new Prince!

Marcello Carlin, Wednesday, 20 November 2002 14:47 (fifteen years ago) Permalink

I don't think Robert DiNiro's bits in Godfather II are necessary or an improvement on the movie.

Ally (mlescaut), Wednesday, 20 November 2002 14:47 (fifteen years ago) Permalink

The 2002 World Cup suffered from bribery of officials.

Dom Passantino (Dom Passantino), Wednesday, 20 November 2002 14:48 (fifteen years ago) Permalink

Oh shit, with these two posts I forgot that I had to BELIEVE them!

OK, then, something I DO believe; Derek Bailey will have a number one single before this decade's out.

Marcello Carlin, Wednesday, 20 November 2002 14:48 (fifteen years ago) Permalink

Non-United States nationals who bitch about how their country is so much better than the U.S. should take a few minutes and consider why so many of their compatriots want to live and work here.

j.lu (j.lu), Wednesday, 20 November 2002 14:49 (fifteen years ago) Permalink

The Sopranos really is the most overrated pile of dreary cack.

Marcello Carlin, Wednesday, 20 November 2002 14:50 (fifteen years ago) Permalink

michael keaton was mesmerizing in "multiplicity" *

*does this controversial opinion necessarily have to be mine?

mitch lastnamewithheld (mitchlnw), Wednesday, 20 November 2002 15:16 (fifteen years ago) Permalink

''OK, then, something I DO believe; Derek Bailey will have a number one single before this decade's out.''

that's something I WANT to believe.

Julio Desouza (jdesouza), Wednesday, 20 November 2002 15:18 (fifteen years ago) Permalink

hiv might not cause aids
in jokes are not jokes

boxcubed (boxcubed), Wednesday, 20 November 2002 15:47 (fifteen years ago) Permalink

None of these opinions are controversial (including this one).

Eyeball Kicks (Eyeball Kicks), Wednesday, 20 November 2002 16:12 (fifteen years ago) Permalink

it is difficult to discern which stoops to more decrepid methods of pimping it's own putresent ass - lord of the rings or missy elliot.

Queen G (Queeng), Wednesday, 20 November 2002 16:31 (fifteen years ago) Permalink

Tom Ewing's pro-pop anti-indie stance is a phase.

Andrew Farrell (afarrell), Wednesday, 20 November 2002 16:32 (fifteen years ago) Permalink

I envy almost everyone on ILE who I claim to dislike.

AND WHAT ANDREW SAID!!

Mark C (Mark C), Wednesday, 20 November 2002 16:33 (fifteen years ago) Permalink

(dunno if I already posted this, but I thought I'd better rephrase)

The people who sometimes annoy me on ILE are on the whole the ones whose talents I most envy.

AND WHAT ANDREW SAID!!

Mark C (Mark C), Wednesday, 20 November 2002 16:34 (fifteen years ago) Permalink

The 'pro-pop' stance seems like more of an excuse for intellectual dishonesty every day.

maura (maura), Wednesday, 20 November 2002 17:17 (fifteen years ago) Permalink

Ouch. There's a lot of pop I'm utterly unthrilled by, but that seems harsh.

Ned Raggett (Ned), Wednesday, 20 November 2002 17:22 (fifteen years ago) Permalink

The American government faked the 1969 Moon landing

stevem (blueski), Wednesday, 20 November 2002 17:40 (fifteen years ago) Permalink

"Disabled people are paying for their sins in a past life"

stevem (blueski), Wednesday, 20 November 2002 17:43 (fifteen years ago) Permalink

the last part of subject line questions aren't worth reading

mitch lastnamewithheld (mitchlnw), Wednesday, 20 November 2002 19:05 (fifteen years ago) Permalink

Vanilla Coke just tastes like cream soda.

Sarah McLusky (coco), Wednesday, 20 November 2002 19:23 (fifteen years ago) Permalink

* Vanilla Coke tastes just like cream soda.
* Coal Gray is better than black.
* Mail should be delivered on Sundays.
* Private schools should be made illegal to bring money back in to the public school system.
* Down with the Death Penalty!
* Freaks and Geeks was one of the top 5 TV shows ever.
* Billy Corgan looked better with hair.
* Turkey should no longer be the focus of Thanksgiving dinner. The 'side' dishes are far better than the main dish (sweet potato casserole mmm...).
* A Dog, though cute, will never make as good of a pet as a cat.
* Having children in hopes of continuing your own legacy is selfish.

Sarah McLusky (coco), Wednesday, 20 November 2002 19:47 (fifteen years ago) Permalink

What? Can't handle my opinions, huh?? Everyone in shock?

Sarah McLusky (coco), Wednesday, 20 November 2002 19:57 (fifteen years ago) Permalink

I approve of Michael Jackson dangling his child out of a window. More parents should follow his example.

Andrew L (Andrew L), Wednesday, 20 November 2002 19:59 (fifteen years ago) Permalink

I approve of Michael Jackson eating his young in front of a live audience. More parents should follow his example.

Dan Perry (Dan Perry), Wednesday, 20 November 2002 20:03 (fifteen years ago) Permalink

Compulsory medical testing and research should be carried out on prison inmates. I like the thought that a serial rapist or murderer could be used as a guinea-pig in helping to find the cure for cancer.

C J (C J), Wednesday, 20 November 2002 20:12 (fifteen years ago) Permalink

it is difficult to discern which stoops to more decrepid methods of pimping it's own putresent ass - lord of the rings or missy elliot.

I believe the Harry Potter industry is even more guilty of this.

j.lu (j.lu), Wednesday, 20 November 2002 20:17 (fifteen years ago) Permalink

"* Billy Corgan looked better with hair."

But he DID!

Curtis Stephens, Wednesday, 20 November 2002 20:20 (fifteen years ago) Permalink

I know I'm going to get a lot of flack on this, especially at this time of year, but...I don't think that sweet potatoes/yams are fit for human consumption. Even topped with marshmallows.

j.lu (j.lu), Wednesday, 20 November 2002 20:29 (fifteen years ago) Permalink

It all seems funny, kinda like a dream, things ain't always what they seem.

jel -- (jel), Wednesday, 20 November 2002 20:30 (fifteen years ago) Permalink

I don't think that sweet potatoes/yams are fit for human consumption
That's ok.
I am a food connoisseur. It's so hard for me to relate with the common folk!

Sarah McLusky (coco), Wednesday, 20 November 2002 20:37 (fifteen years ago) Permalink

I have moments when I think the death penalty might not be a terrible idea. It sometimes seems really expensive and, well, fundamentally perverse to incarcerate someone for life or even for a decade or two.

I don't have a firm opinion on whether abortion should be legal. I've yet to see a totally convincing pro-choice argument (not that I've been reading in depth). My main reason for being sort of pro-choice is that it's a controversial topic and since I don't have a firm decided opinion I want to leave it up to personal choice.

sundar subramanian (sundar), Wednesday, 20 November 2002 22:00 (fifteen years ago) Permalink

The Muppet Show was more annoying than anything else.

Joe (Joe), Wednesday, 20 November 2002 22:40 (fifteen years ago) Permalink

George W. Bush is a big poopy-head.

o. nate (onate), Wednesday, 20 November 2002 22:44 (fifteen years ago) Permalink

solidarity

valorous wokelord (silby), Friday, 22 June 2018 17:18 (four weeks ago) Permalink

✊😶

tired culché (darraghmac), Friday, 22 June 2018 17:23 (four weeks ago) Permalink

this is probably not controversial but here's the ranking of Nick Kroll + Fred Armisen personas by tolerability:

1. More or less own gender and ethnicity
2. Woman
3. Latinx person
4. Middle eastern person

valorous wokelord (silby), Friday, 22 June 2018 17:38 (four weeks ago) Permalink

Where does Geico caveman fit into your list

A Frankenstein + A Dracula + A Mummy That's Been Werewolfed (Old Lunch), Friday, 22 June 2018 17:39 (four weeks ago) Permalink

flopson, I think your sister's example, heartening though it may be, is an outlier from the general trend of literacy in this country. The number of work emails I regularly receive from adult professionals who can't seem to construct a coherent sentence never fails to astonish.

― A Frankenstein + A Dracula + A Mummy That's Been Werewolfed (Old Lunch), Friday, June 22, 2018 12:57 PM (one hour ago) Bookmark Flag Post Permalink

ya but the ppl sending these emails are old and not significantly influenced by new tech. or do you think it’s worse among youth? at my old job our director in her mid forties was privately ridiculed for spelling mistakes in emails to hundreds of ppl; i never noticed any of the other young people working there with anywhere near as bad writing

flopson, Friday, 22 June 2018 18:01 (four weeks ago) Permalink

Aw I don't think Nick is ugly at all except for when he plays women lol. He makes for a very . . . handsome and striking lady.

Benson and the Jets (ENBB), Friday, 22 June 2018 18:25 (four weeks ago) Permalink

like john cleese

tired culché (darraghmac), Friday, 22 June 2018 19:40 (four weeks ago) Permalink

Controp: it is a shame that “Latinx” took over from “Latin@“

valorous wokelord (silby), Friday, 22 June 2018 19:49 (four weeks ago) Permalink

it also scans weirdly to an old as something about latyrx

Hunt3r, Friday, 22 June 2018 21:13 (four weeks ago) Permalink

Latinx sounds and looks badass

flappy bird, Tuesday, 26 June 2018 17:09 (three weeks ago) Permalink

As it is to some extent a self-selected designation with a loose concomitant ideology, I'm starting to feel like self-identifying as 'white' is basically a hate crime of sorts.

Look, it's more of a half-formed notion atm than an opinion per se, but you have to admit it's controversial.

A Frankenstein + A Dracula + A Mummy That's Been Werewolfed (Old Lunch), Wednesday, 27 June 2018 19:07 (three weeks ago) Permalink

I don't 100% agree, but I definitely regret any time I've typed any variation on "as a white man..." or any other attempted caveat before an opinion that ultimately, if it requires such a nail-clipping, should stay put and remain unexpressed

nevertheless, he stopped (flamboyant goon tie included), Wednesday, 27 June 2018 19:15 (three weeks ago) Permalink

the category of whiteness was created to allow the enforcement of racism against people who aren't white, and the category persists, so it's not unreasonable to accurately describe yourself as being in that category. But yeah if you feel any kind of dare I say "pride" or even "affinity" about being white you are probably a Nazi

devops mom (silby), Wednesday, 27 June 2018 19:20 (three weeks ago) Permalink

(same with the category of "men", and sexism, tbh [controp ])

devops mom (silby), Wednesday, 27 June 2018 19:21 (three weeks ago) Permalink

I'm starting to feel like self-identifying as 'white' is basically a hate crime of sorts.

a white person saying ‘i don’t identify as white’ is p cringed idk

flopson, Wednesday, 27 June 2018 19:25 (three weeks ago) Permalink

cringey*

flopson, Wednesday, 27 June 2018 19:25 (three weeks ago) Permalink

I geddit. There's a thin line between that and 'not all men' except, like I say, 'whiteness' is more ideological than strictly descriptive. Feels like one can identify as, say, being of Western European origin and acknowledge one's status as a beneficiary of a white nationalist hegemony while still refusing to self-identify as 'white'.

A Frankenstein + A Dracula + A Mummy That's Been Werewolfed (Old Lunch), Wednesday, 27 June 2018 19:37 (three weeks ago) Permalink

surprised nobody's mentioned that the controp is no controp exists

stoker (Ross), Wednesday, 27 June 2018 19:37 (three weeks ago) Permalink

lads

under a mand'rin tsar (darraghmac), Wednesday, 27 June 2018 20:57 (three weeks ago) Permalink

it’s been a stressful week deems

k3vin k., Wednesday, 27 June 2018 21:13 (three weeks ago) Permalink

I'm white btw

( ͡☉ ͜ʖ ͡☉) (jim in vancouver), Wednesday, 27 June 2018 21:17 (three weeks ago) Permalink

self-identity is one thing. have a blast w it. call yourself whatever you want in your own house, or in private, or among your friends.

but stepping into the real world of other people that don't live in your bubble... that is a different story.

Hazy Maze Cave (Adam Bruneau), Wednesday, 27 June 2018 21:21 (three weeks ago) Permalink

hmmmmm

i want to get cancer (map), Wednesday, 27 June 2018 21:24 (three weeks ago) Permalink

idg how it would work if you got pulled over by the cops. i guess you get the benefits from outward appearance all the while secretly thinking "hahah jokes on them i don't identify as the kind of person who gets these benefits i am getting right now"

Hazy Maze Cave (Adam Bruneau), Wednesday, 27 June 2018 21:24 (three weeks ago) Permalink

tbh if I see Americans identifying themselves as of “Western European origin” that’s more of a red flag than “white”.

Wag1 Shree Rajneesh (ShariVari), Wednesday, 27 June 2018 21:27 (three weeks ago) Permalink

otm

devops mom (silby), Wednesday, 27 June 2018 21:28 (three weeks ago) Permalink

saying you're white if you're white is fine

but lotsa people, not just racists, use white (or "non-white") as a way of implying that whiteness is the norm, or the default, which is obvs definitely not fine

Chuck_Tatum, Wednesday, 27 June 2018 21:37 (three weeks ago) Permalink

The notion I propose would, I think, have to be a pretty overtly and vocally political act, not just a matter of circling 'other' on a form and smugly grinning at your cleverness. Totally get the qualms about talking up European origin, as well (immediately calls to mind the naming conventions of the Palin clan et al). It's about a whole lot more than just saying the words and seamlessly returning to your world of bountiful privilege, is what I'm saying here.

A Frankenstein + A Dracula + A Mummy That's Been Werewolfed (Old Lunch), Wednesday, 27 June 2018 22:05 (three weeks ago) Permalink

ah for god's sake will ye stop

under a mand'rin tsar (darraghmac), Wednesday, 27 June 2018 22:38 (three weeks ago) Permalink

Look, I'm just doing what the thread title told me to do, my dude.

A Frankenstein + A Dracula + A Mummy That's Been Werewolfed (Old Lunch), Wednesday, 27 June 2018 22:46 (three weeks ago) Permalink

i know i know have at it.

controp: when yr football team is twelve goals down the ref should send everyone home early

under a mand'rin tsar (darraghmac), Wednesday, 27 June 2018 22:48 (three weeks ago) Permalink

they have that rule in uhh recreational softball, I don't think anyone minds

devops mom (silby), Wednesday, 27 June 2018 22:49 (three weeks ago) Permalink

twouldve improved my mood tonight is all

under a mand'rin tsar (darraghmac), Wednesday, 27 June 2018 23:00 (three weeks ago) Permalink

I'm white btw

As a sheet.

Alan Alba (Tom D.), Wednesday, 27 June 2018 23:06 (three weeks ago) Permalink

i think rattlesnakes encountered in a metro public open space with [debatable traffic level, something like 'regular, hourly traffic'] should be killed summarily by park employees. To discourage visitors seeking to encounter or kill snakes, killing by a visitor would be subject to a [debatable amount] fine.

Hunt3r, Friday, 29 June 2018 15:56 (three weeks ago) Permalink

Now I want to know what the other side of this controversy is. I guess it involves trapping and releasing rattlesnakes?

devops mom (silby), Friday, 29 June 2018 15:58 (three weeks ago) Permalink

we should totally release the rattlesnakes, into hospitals and schools

mark s, Friday, 29 June 2018 16:01 (three weeks ago) Permalink

It's only just.

No purposes. Sounds. (Sund4r), Friday, 29 June 2018 16:02 (three weeks ago) Permalink

It’s the only way to revitalise the stale whacking day tradition

U. K. Le Garage (wins), Friday, 29 June 2018 16:04 (three weeks ago) Permalink

lol

silby i think it's basically mtb-y, youngish, hardman-y newbs to our trailsystem getting hyper "deal with it" about buzzworms. and i would agree with them that robust local ecosystems are very desirable.

and most commentary on forums is more funny "loook at this snek from my day out" stuff. but i'm like, not into getting bit by a snake, and while i do understand the risks of actual backcountry, i also know with all the new people in town, there's dogs and new user groups in the local parks. https://www.5280.com/2017/11/front-range-fraught-rattlesnakes/

Hunt3r, Friday, 29 June 2018 16:16 (three weeks ago) Permalink

I like how your local glossy magazine's url is all numbers like a Chinese casino

devops mom (silby), Friday, 29 June 2018 16:27 (three weeks ago) Permalink

"We’ll monitor it and if everybody [referring to the rattlesnakes] goes to bed, we’ll open it early."

A+ use of editorial brackets here

devops mom (silby), Friday, 29 June 2018 16:28 (three weeks ago) Permalink

"goes to BED?! goes to a terrifying nest of vipers is more like it!"
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ERMA1NLFh2k

Hunt3r, Friday, 29 June 2018 16:44 (three weeks ago) Permalink

not sure where to post this but here it goes

so i'm watching the calgary stampede and i like it and i also love horses

i'm watching the chuckwagon races and i find it entertaining but i know so many of these horses get put under incredible amount of stress and many die or have to be euthanized

i feel kind of sad about it? i have mixed feelings i guess

like i sometimes daydream about having a little space outside the city with a horse or two to just get away and treat them right because they're such beautiful creatures

i remember when i was younger i'd go to the pne and watch the horse demonstration and the pacific spirit horse show in the agrodome and thought they were pretty amazing

F# A# (∞), Sunday, 8 July 2018 02:21 (one week ago) Permalink

I feel lucky that the local Oregon rattlesnakes are among the more shy and retiring of venomous pit vipers. Taken as a whole, they just want us all to get along.

A is for (Aimless), Sunday, 8 July 2018 02:58 (one week ago) Permalink

when I'm out in the country (almost always on bike) and I meet a couple or a group on horses, I enjoy greeting the horses when appropriate. Broke horses, like tame dogs, have social understanding that commands sympathetic consideration from me. I guess all horses should get my sympathy, but seeing the awareness between horses and riders has an odd next-level effect on me.

Hunt3r, Sunday, 8 July 2018 03:02 (one week ago) Permalink

horses, like dogs, develop a trust relationship with their owners/riders, because they are social animals who instinctively follow their leaders. when asked to sacrifice themselves, they will trust their leader and give until they give out. it's wretched of people to abuse this trust by asking for their horses full measure of sacrifice, all in the name of winning a stupid meaningless 'chuck wagon race'.

A is for (Aimless), Sunday, 8 July 2018 03:10 (one week ago) Permalink

Agree on the treatment of social animals. oddly I think one reason I have a strong cat allegiance is that they are highly social, but not strongly hierarchical to any household order. theyre just people in your space really.

some are a-holes. but the best are the best people I know.

re rattlers, fuck no, they are alien. controp

Hunt3r, Sunday, 8 July 2018 03:24 (one week ago) Permalink

Ya I don’t mind killing/eating those guys

F# A# (∞), Sunday, 8 July 2018 03:27 (one week ago) Permalink

a place near my office has amazing klapperschlange soup. It's spicy and delicious.

Hunt3r, Sunday, 8 July 2018 03:32 (one week ago) Permalink


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