Yippee-IA, Motherf***ers! IRRATIONALLY ANGRY PT. 2: Irrationally Angrier

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because it's time for a new thread.

leno dunham (get bent), Wednesday, 29 May 2013 23:18 (seven years ago) link

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LVbhOZjSuic

carl agatha, Wednesday, 29 May 2013 23:21 (seven years ago) link

I'm super pissed off at the powers that be who are irrationally censoring get bent!

how's life, Wednesday, 29 May 2013 23:22 (seven years ago) link

omg yes I used to get irrationally angry that I couldn't load that thread

too busy s1ockin' on my 乒乓 (wins), Wednesday, 29 May 2013 23:23 (seven years ago) link

xp - i don't want anyone's boss to get irrationally angry.

leno dunham (get bent), Wednesday, 29 May 2013 23:24 (seven years ago) link

melon farmers

j., Wednesday, 29 May 2013 23:30 (seven years ago) link

fyi GB yr new thread title is the best.

set the controls for the heart of the sun (VegemiteGrrl), Wednesday, 29 May 2013 23:49 (seven years ago) link

i'm kind of IA about having a new thread.

Pingu Unchained (dog latin), Wednesday, 29 May 2013 23:51 (seven years ago) link

Limp handshakes. I've met about a half a dozen people from the head office this week, and they all had the worst handshakes.

But at least they didn't hug me.

tokyo rosemary, Thursday, 30 May 2013 00:03 (seven years ago) link

limp hugs

nagl dude dude dude (ledge), Thursday, 30 May 2013 09:12 (seven years ago) link

when someone says 'can i borrow your laptop/ipad for a second, i won't change anything' and then fucking close all your browser tabs

the Quim of Bendigo (Autumn Almanac), Thursday, 30 May 2013 11:08 (seven years ago) link

-Cadbury Boost wrappers

no man is an islam (onimo), Thursday, 30 May 2013 13:19 (seven years ago) link

People in big cars who lurk in your blind spot on the freeway.

Elvis Telecom, Thursday, 30 May 2013 13:56 (seven years ago) link

tags that won't quite rip off clothing and in the process of trying to rip them out you tear a hole in your clothes.

YES i know I should have used scissors SHUT UP ffs

set the controls for the heart of the sun (VegemiteGrrl), Thursday, 30 May 2013 15:05 (seven years ago) link

RIP longest thread I ever started ;_;

O_o-O_O-o_O (jjjusten), Thursday, 30 May 2013 15:07 (seven years ago) link

thats not anything that makes me IA though, i was just amused to get momentarily irked by a wheresgeorge.com and then CREATE A MONSTER

O_o-O_O-o_O (jjjusten), Thursday, 30 May 2013 15:10 (seven years ago) link

if we ever irl meet I will give you a hug for creating the IA thread

set the controls for the heart of the sun (VegemiteGrrl), Thursday, 30 May 2013 15:13 (seven years ago) link

tags that won't quite rip off clothing and in the process of trying to rip them out you tear a hole in your clothes.

YES i know I should have used scissors SHUT UP ffs

― set the controls for the heart of the sun (VegemiteGrrl), Thursday, May 30, 2013 3:05 PM (23 minutes ago) Bookmark Flag Post Permalink

It is like we are two halves of the same person, separated by half a continent.

carl agatha, Thursday, 30 May 2013 15:30 (seven years ago) link

<3 <3

set the controls for the heart of the sun (VegemiteGrrl), Thursday, 30 May 2013 15:30 (seven years ago) link

and then i will give you an awful limp hug so i can live on through this thread for all eternity xxpost

O_o-O_O-o_O (jjjusten), Thursday, 30 May 2013 15:30 (seven years ago) link

lol

set the controls for the heart of the sun (VegemiteGrrl), Thursday, 30 May 2013 15:30 (seven years ago) link

People in big cars who lurk in your blind spot on the freeway.

― Elvis Telecom, Thursday, May 30, 2013 9:56 AM (1 hour ago)

^this. I also hate it when I'm in the right turning lane to exit a parking lot, and a big car or truck pulls alongside me in the left turning lane and inches up really close to the roadway so that I can't see if there's an opening in the traffic and can't safely make my turn until the person to my left makes their turn. in the meantime I probably could have made my turn much sooner without inconveniencing the dickass driver one bit.

http://i.imgur.com/9JTe6fw.png

☉.☉☂ (unregistered), Thursday, 30 May 2013 16:06 (seven years ago) link

except it's more like

http://imgur.com/VKqB4VW

where I have an opening and can't see it

☉.☉☂ (unregistered), Thursday, 30 May 2013 16:11 (seven years ago) link

er,

http://imgur.com/VKqB4VW

☉.☉☂ (unregistered), Thursday, 30 May 2013 16:11 (seven years ago) link

http://i.imgur.com/VKqB4VW.png

☉.☉☂ (unregistered), Thursday, 30 May 2013 16:11 (seven years ago) link

(also IA at not being able to post images)

☉.☉☂ (unregistered), Thursday, 30 May 2013 16:12 (seven years ago) link

I hate that.

tokyo rosemary, Thursday, 30 May 2013 16:12 (seven years ago) link

ugggh I hate those ppl!!! this happens to me a lot!

set the controls for the heart of the sun (VegemiteGrrl), Thursday, 30 May 2013 16:19 (seven years ago) link

Similarly - and I see this at multiple intersections, multiple times a week - drivers at a T-intersection (represented by the light blue cars below) who get the green light, turn left, then stupidly think they have to stop at the cross-traffic light, thereby blocking every direction because they are idiots. (As are the planners/traffic engineers who didn't just put the goddamned lights on the other sides of the intersection.)

https://fbcdn-sphotos-g-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-frc1/421196_10200717713321921_700208077_n.jpg

Huston we got chicken lol (Phil D.), Thursday, 30 May 2013 16:21 (seven years ago) link

v glad for youtube embed

steening in your HOOSless carriage (BIG HOOS aka the steendriver), Thursday, 30 May 2013 16:25 (seven years ago) link

ohhhh and while we're at it, those stupidass motherfuckers who decide to pull into the middle of an intersection when traffic is backed up, KNOWING that the light is going to change shortly, instead of hanging back and letting the light change so that people like me can actually get across when my light goes green instead of waiting for your stupid ass to pull through the intersection

this seems to happen ALL the time with intersections where level crossings are nearby. idiots.

set the controls for the heart of the sun (VegemiteGrrl), Thursday, 30 May 2013 16:30 (seven years ago) link

In Chicago, particularly in the downtown business district, pedestrian traffic is very heavy so when people do that bullshit where they pull into the intersection without being able to get through and then the light changes, they suddenly find themselves trapped because pedestrians don't give a fuck about their dumb asses and block their way forward, and then cars on the perpendicular street go crazy with the honking and the cursing and the near misses as they swerve around the blocking car, while the driver just sits there looking like a total idiot. It is beautiful and swift justice and I admit to sometimes catching the driver's eye and just slowly shaking my head at him like I'm really fucking disappointed in his behavior.

carl agatha, Thursday, 30 May 2013 17:31 (seven years ago) link

props to chicago, they know how to handle their shit imo

set the controls for the heart of the sun (VegemiteGrrl), Thursday, 30 May 2013 17:36 (seven years ago) link

sacramento could do with a LOT more of that

set the controls for the heart of the sun (VegemiteGrrl), Thursday, 30 May 2013 17:36 (seven years ago) link

^^ I enjoy doing that too, but this isn't the irrationally PA thread.

pplains, Thursday, 30 May 2013 17:36 (seven years ago) link

view blocking gigantic cars/trucks happens to me all the time probably because its arkansas where 90% of people have gigantic cars/trucks and i drive a nazi beetle

educate yourself to this reality (sunny successor), Thursday, 30 May 2013 17:38 (seven years ago) link

...catching the driver's eye and just slowly shaking my head at him like I'm really fucking disappointed in his behavior.

― carl agatha

This is much better than an evil look or finger.

nickn, Thursday, 30 May 2013 18:00 (seven years ago) link

Big vehicle turning left: Then there was the evening I was leaving work and same kind of thing happened except we were both turning left. (both lanes had that permission.)

Light turns green and I hesitate for just one beat because I can't see over the fucking hood of the car on my left. Within that beat, a goddamm 18-wheeler blows through the red light from my left, looking in front of me like the freight train from the Coors silver bullet commercials.

Had it not been for the big SUV next to me, I might not have hesitated. Of course had it not been for the big SUV next to me, I might have seen the truck from afar in the first place.

At any rate, it scared the piss out of me and I didn't know what to be angry about.

pplains, Thursday, 30 May 2013 18:33 (seven years ago) link

I also hate it when I'm in the right turning lane to exit a parking lot, and a big car or truck pulls alongside me in the left turning lane and inches up really close to the roadway so that I can't see if there's an opening in the traffic and can't safely make my turn until the person to my left makes their turn.

you know this is easy to resolve, right? you just get out and you kill them

the Quim of Bendigo (Autumn Almanac), Thursday, 30 May 2013 21:46 (seven years ago) link

lol i miss the first IA thread where i could freely complain about drivers who don't hang out in the intersection and keep me stuck at another red light because of their dumb lack of decisiveness

ty based gay dead computer god (zachlyon), Thursday, 30 May 2013 23:13 (seven years ago) link

-that whistling text alert every fucker on the train seems to use

no man is an islam (onimo), Friday, 31 May 2013 09:40 (seven years ago) link

yes, yes, yes. Every fucker in our lab, too. Or at least one fucker who gets a lot of messages.

ljubljana, Friday, 31 May 2013 10:19 (seven years ago) link

i think i killed most of the ants by putting a small buffer of borax where they were coming from. it took about a day but no ants are walking around now.

veryupsetmom (harbl), Friday, 31 May 2013 13:24 (seven years ago) link

ugh this is a neverending IA for me

person A: hi i am emailing you with a request that consist of a single question and no instructions
me: hi i need instructions from you to complete this request
person A: ... [no reply]

THAT EMAIL DID NOT HAVE ANY INFORMATION IN IT WHY THE FUCK WOULD YOU WALK AWAY FROM YOUR DESK AFTER SENDING THAT NONSENSE

set the controls for the heart of the sun (VegemiteGrrl), Friday, 31 May 2013 20:41 (seven years ago) link

In Chicago, particularly in the downtown business district, pedestrian traffic is very heavy so when people do that bullshit where they pull into the intersection without being able to get through and then the light changes, they suddenly find themselves trapped because pedestrians don't give a fuck about their dumb asses and block their way forward, and then cars on the perpendicular street go crazy with the honking and the cursing and the near misses as they swerve around the blocking car, while the driver just sits there looking like a total idiot. It is beautiful and swift justice and I admit to sometimes catching the driver's eye and just slowly shaking my head at him like I'm really fucking disappointed in his behavior.

haha I do this so much

I actually saw a cop give someone a ticket for this the other day and was so happy

iatee, Friday, 31 May 2013 20:45 (seven years ago) link

I also bang on their car midnight cowboy style

iatee, Friday, 31 May 2013 20:46 (seven years ago) link

people seem to get really mad when you bang on their car, which is funny cause I mean it's metal, I'm probably not gonna break it

iatee, Friday, 31 May 2013 20:47 (seven years ago) link

Teenaged me used to do that to drivers who thrust the nose of their car inside the crosswalk I was trying to use.

on the sidelines dishing out sass (suzy), Friday, 31 May 2013 20:50 (seven years ago) link

I personally wouldn't bang on somebody's car unless I was prepared to have an actual fight, which I never am because I wouldn't even know where to start. I'd probably just drop to the sidewalk and start squealing.

But that's not really my point. My point is that it's interesting that people would respond violently to someone touching their car when, like you said, you're probably not going to break it.

carl agatha, Friday, 31 May 2013 20:58 (seven years ago) link

driving a car turns people into monsters and the car becomes part of your monster-body so it's taken as if you physically pushed them

iatee, Friday, 31 May 2013 21:04 (seven years ago) link

Any e-mail with a terse request for information followed with multiple punctuation. Just e-mailed by the main group offender: "Latest status???" was the first e-mail's text, followed by a second "And more…..updated charts??"

So many sarcastic answers ("were two question marks insufficient and not driving your request home?") come to mind. It's definitely an irrational irritation, or an irrational expectation of minimum courtesy when asking for information, particularly from a peer.

the body of a spider... (scampering alpaca), Tuesday, 12 November 2019 22:06 (one year ago) link

Emails with "URGENT" in the subject line, just in case my morning wasn't already panicky enough.

jmm, Tuesday, 12 November 2019 22:33 (one year ago) link

It's funny how after you reply to an URGENT email, having busted yr ass to get whatever tasks done or information collated and put a little note at the end saying "let me know if anything looks amiss or you need any more information" and while you remain on high alert in case you have to scramble to get something else together or undo everything you did, there is never any reply for ages and it's like it actually wasn't urgent at all

a passing spacecadet, Tuesday, 12 November 2019 23:23 (one year ago) link

My boss writes messages with ???? or even !!!!!! in whatsapp groups, it's mainly because she is incredibly rude to everyone who works for her.

mfktz (Camaraderie at Arms Length), Tuesday, 12 November 2019 23:26 (one year ago) link

xp 'oh yeah we decided not to go with that'

kinder, Tuesday, 12 November 2019 23:48 (one year ago) link

Bezos does that -- forwarding a customer complaint to somebody and simply adding "?" to the top.

It's probably something I've done on my part, but I'm lately hating clicking on a Twitter link and the whole site's all SOMETHING'S WRONG? WHAT HAVE YOU DONE? IT'S NOT WORKING? before I just click on the bird, which leads me to the log-in screen. Coulda shown me that in the first place!

pplains, Wednesday, 13 November 2019 00:07 (one year ago) link

Oh boy -- I do chat-based customer service and can't count the number of ????'s I see. Especially irritating when I make a statement ("you'll just want to login with your username and password") and get just a ???? in reply. Am I supposed to know what part of that statement you are questioning?

blatherskite, Wednesday, 13 November 2019 00:28 (one year ago) link

self-declared urgency from users def not an irrational anger

three question marks is likewise imo rude

idk why but three exclamation marks doesnt strike me as rude tho?

blatherskite- "you'll just want" is a confusing way to ask someone something, non?

deems of internment (darraghmac), Wednesday, 13 November 2019 00:35 (one year ago) link

unless youll just be scottish right now?

deems of internment (darraghmac), Wednesday, 13 November 2019 00:35 (one year ago) link

I had a coworker who ended every sentence in his emails with multiple question marks no matter that he was saying. I guess he just didn't know punctuation was for, but it was all very confusing.

Mario Meatwagon (Moodles), Wednesday, 13 November 2019 02:07 (one year ago) link

'it was all very confusing???' would have worked there

cryborg (rip van wanko), Wednesday, 13 November 2019 02:45 (one year ago) link

three weeks pass...

"timeline"

💠 (crüt), Monday, 9 December 2019 03:47 (one year ago) link

fuck yes

an incoherent crustacean (MatthewK), Monday, 9 December 2019 04:14 (one year ago) link

one month passes...

those screenshots of tumblr (i think?) that people share on social media, where you have the meme/joke at the top but beneath that there's someone saying OMG I'M SCREAMING or whatever

💠 (crüt), Friday, 10 January 2020 13:38 (one year ago) link

Fellow commuter: exits train onto elevated platform, begins walking down stairs, almost immediately pulls phone out and slows to hobbled zombie pace
Me: gently plucks phone from commuters hand, hurls it into the center of the sun

Drive Like a Demon From Steakhouse to Steakhouse (Old Lunch), Friday, 10 January 2020 13:47 (one year ago) link

As i walked around the centre of London on my last trip I noticed taht people were walking in waves dictated by the people in front of them.
& the front of the wave tended to be somebody walking aloing paying more attention to their phone than waht was in front of them.

I tend to walk through crowds by trying to see where i can get through spaces and angling my way through them. Always tend to find people with more attention on their phones tahn tehir environment to be a pain and also families spreading out and dawdling so you get them walking in a group that can be 4 across plus and then a few deep. & its difficult to get in between members of whatever group.
Also found trolley cases to be a pain since tehy screw up rhythm and hard to see. & prams/pushchairs in busy spaces since they also tend to be going at different speeds to those surrounding them.

Could see why the centre of town at a buisy time would be a pickpocket's dream in the age of the personal communications device.
& did wonder if people might think I was one as i darted around crowds.

Stevolende, Friday, 10 January 2020 14:39 (one year ago) link

Also found trolley cases to be a pain since tehy screw up rhythm and hard to see.

h8 wheely suitcases

because you can't see them if you're looking around at eye level, and because people drag them around obliviously behind them

I have almost tripped over one many times after someone cuts across right in front of me with no attention to where the thing lurching around behind them is going (at least once someone literally rolled one right over my feet)

but tbh the thing I probably hate most, because I am a weird noise-hating weirdo, is the horrible rumbling noise they make on an uneven surface (ok that one's just me being weird)

a passing spacecadet, Friday, 10 January 2020 15:11 (one year ago) link

because people drag them around obliviously behind them

I'm IA at people who tow rather than push grocery carts. Never tripped over or been hit by one, but people who do this don't seem to have the same level of control.

Life is a banquet and my invitation was lost in the mail (j.lu), Friday, 10 January 2020 15:17 (one year ago) link

I hate wheely case noise too. One time I was stuck with my husband's wheely case, which on his previous use had gotten a strap stuck in one wheel, causing the wheel to not rotate and be simply dragged along (no he didn't notice) so about a quarter of the wheel was completely worn down to flat. The bomp-bomp-bomp-bomp sound of one irregularly shaped wheel combined with the normal rumble nearly destroyed me.

kinder, Friday, 10 January 2020 17:14 (one year ago) link

four months pass...

Advertising gimmicks promising "savings" against a non-existent baseline, like "Until May 30, save 15% on your renovation supplies" where I have no idea what they "normally" cost. Something about this deeply aggravates me and stresses me out.

longtime caller, first time listener (man alive), Saturday, 23 May 2020 19:31 (seven months ago) link

the whole idea of "saving" on something you wouldn't otherwise buy

wasdnous (abanana), Saturday, 23 May 2020 19:35 (seven months ago) link

But even when I would buy it, it's like *goes to get oil change at new place* "Great news, we're running a promotion right now, it's $10 off the oil change through Memorial Day" where I have no idea if the actual price used to be $10 higher or it was just under some other "promotion"

longtime caller, first time listener (man alive), Saturday, 23 May 2020 19:48 (seven months ago) link

They have this "PRICE LOCK" promotion at Sainsbury's, it seems to be "we promise we won't increase the price of some of our products within a period of a few months" which (outside of periods of hyperinflation) is no promise at all, surely? Who on Earth would be attracted by this non-offer?

Wuhan!! Got You All in Check (Camaraderie at Arms Length), Saturday, 23 May 2020 19:51 (seven months ago) link

Finally had a decent chunk of evening free, kids went to bed on time, sat down to watch Blade Runner 2049 again on Netflix only to find they took it off 3 months ago after having it for just 6 months.

kinder, Saturday, 23 May 2020 19:57 (seven months ago) link

automated phone systems that force me to speak rather than press numbers

budo jeru, Sunday, 24 May 2020 13:43 (seven months ago) link

"You've stated that you'd like to X, is that correct?"

yknow if i could just press 3 for pharmacy and so on we wouldn't have to deal with adding an extra step at every point to confirm that what i said is what i said

budo jeru, Sunday, 24 May 2020 13:45 (seven months ago) link

four weeks pass...

this spelling: 'tweek'

Li'l Brexit (Tracer Hand), Monday, 22 June 2020 13:04 (six months ago) link

one month passes...

Home interior design before/after pictures where the "before" looks basically fine even if slightly dated and the "after" is just like a slightly more up-to-date (but bound to look dated in 5 years) version of the same thing

longtime caller, first time listener (man alive), Monday, 17 August 2020 03:52 (five months ago) link

Those old fashioned twist ties, like on loaves of bread, and how sometimes you can't tell if you need to go clockwise or counter-clockwise to untie them; I will always twist in one direction then decide that was wrong, only to finally discover I was right the first time

Thicc Nhat Wanh (rip van wanko), Monday, 17 August 2020 10:11 (five months ago) link

old-school screensavers in which text/a graphic endlessly 'bounces' off the 'edges' of the screen

mookieproof, Tuesday, 18 August 2020 19:35 (four months ago) link

late pass but whole avocado toast beatlemania thing, like was it not acceptable or possible for these people to put avocado on bread before eh 2015?

brimstead, Tuesday, 18 August 2020 22:39 (four months ago) link

for lunch today i had half an avocado + bacon + homegrown tomatoes on homemade sourdough bread. the line between hipster and cliché dad has become paper thin.

Li'l Brexit (Tracer Hand), Tuesday, 18 August 2020 22:50 (four months ago) link

that’s a B.A.T., my friend

brimstead, Tuesday, 18 August 2020 22:56 (four months ago) link

i'm..... the BATman

Li'l Brexit (Tracer Hand), Wednesday, 19 August 2020 08:40 (four months ago) link

whole avocado toast beatlemania thing

idk kinda rational

old-school screensavers in which text/a graphic endlessly 'bounces' off the 'edges' of the screen

mmm that's the stuff

karl...arlk...rlka...lkar..., Wednesday, 19 August 2020 20:08 (four months ago) link

yeah that’s a stone cold classic in the original spirit of IA (like the “where’s george” bills)

brimstead, Wednesday, 19 August 2020 20:11 (four months ago) link

I'm envisioning a limited run of $1 bills where George is hidden somewhere else on the bill and you try to find him

Thicc Nhat Wanh (rip van wanko), Wednesday, 19 August 2020 20:48 (four months ago) link

two months pass...

"hamberders" - like hamburgers isn't a stupid enough sounding word

real muthaphuckkin jeez (crüt), Monday, 16 November 2020 17:44 (two months ago) link

new card readers in LIDL seem to need there to be contact rather than hovering over reader. Is taht a security measure or a step backwards.
Was surprised o find out taht it doesn't seem to read without actually touching card to screen. Have used these new readers twice so far, thought it might be coincidental first time but 2nd seems to confirm it.

JUst occured to me that contact might bypass anybody being able to read your card remotely but not sure how BS taht is. Just seems to be moving back into a stage i thought we had moved away from a few years ago.

readers only installed last week.

Stevolende, Monday, 16 November 2020 18:46 (two months ago) link

Wondering how much ambition or plain politicking ther eis in the idea that Ireland is going to be in a position to move from status 5 lockdown to status 3 at teh start of next month and down to 2 for 2 weeks around the 25th of next month.

T^hought these things were supposed to be dynamic to state of teh pandemic.

Also going back into status 5 without having done a stack of preparation that should have been underway since the start of teh last lockdown.
Not sure what to believe about statuses anymore but this just seems like it's not going to be doing what is needed, if it is already.

Stevolende, Monday, 16 November 2020 18:49 (two months ago) link

two weeks pass...

pornographies that feature massaging as a preamble to serious sexy business: jfc get your massage house in order! what you are presenting are very bad massages! very bad indeed! vaguely running your hands up and down someone's back for a quick minute is not a valid massage, and certainly no reason whatsoever for someone to get worked up in a hormonal sense so that sexy times ensue. not at all! what you are doing is an insult to the let's see if this goes somewhere community. i regret nothing; every massage that was just a massage i have delivered in good faith. on occasion there was a bonus. if not, i still upheld my end of the bargain.

but porn, you're supposed to deliver the rarely-attained promise. how am i supposed to be convinced of the validity of the boinking when the preliminaries are all perfunctorily managed? work that tissue deeply; i got some stress-related issues locked up tight in there. work those out and then you can work me out, capiche?

in conclusion and in summary, bad massage makes bad porn. i should not be so upset at this but look at the world we live in.

slugbuggy, Saturday, 5 December 2020 07:17 (one month ago) link

Pornographic films also show people who very bad at delivering pizza and fixing plumbing as well.

velcro-magnon (Ye Mad Puffin), Saturday, 5 December 2020 12:02 (one month ago) link

porn often has shockingly low artistic ambitions

Respectfully Yours, (Aimless), Saturday, 5 December 2020 19:20 (one month ago) link

oh, i know all that. that's why this is on the irrationally perturbed thread, not the valid reasons for getting huffy thread.

otoh, you wanted to be an actor, so dig in. i can give a half-decent massage and i don't even have an imdb profile. acting is reacting, and you're not even trying to achieve situational veracity. give your acting partner some semblance of a diegetic reality to respond to, fer cryinoutloud.

slugbuggy, Monday, 7 December 2020 13:36 (one month ago) link

three weeks pass...

when book titles use 'biography' to mean 'a history of', e.g.

https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/6/6e/London-the-biography.jpg

mookieproof, Tuesday, 29 December 2020 23:56 (two weeks ago) link

wtf is up with the vaporwave cover art

brimstead, Wednesday, 30 December 2020 02:16 (two weeks ago) link

I read that and the metaphor (of the city embodied, the city as a person deserving of a biography) is there. But it seems a trifle grafted on. Perhaps as an afterthought, to justify "biography" (which sounds sexy) as opposed to "history" (which sounds dry). Maybe? I dunno.

feels about eels (Ye Mad Puffin), Wednesday, 30 December 2020 02:35 (two weeks ago) link

That was the conceit imo, and agreed that it was halfarsed too

spruce springclean (darraghmac), Wednesday, 30 December 2020 02:43 (two weeks ago) link

Was going to be a wise-ass and post a bio of this guy, but the author was already way ahead of me.

https://i.imgur.com/KO7j7RS.jpg

pplains, Wednesday, 30 December 2020 02:58 (two weeks ago) link


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