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Executions serve an important role in society.

Bring back sumptuary laws.

There are too many lazy people.

Kill the weak.

sarahell, Wednesday, 3 August 2016 04:32 (six years ago) link

War is an honorable pasttime

sarahell, Wednesday, 3 August 2016 04:34 (six years ago) link

People who are against spanking children don't understand the evil inherent in human nature.

sarahell, Wednesday, 3 August 2016 04:35 (six years ago) link

this got dark v quickly

Mordy, Wednesday, 3 August 2016 04:44 (six years ago) link

The Western literary canon has substantial value.

Free verse poetry is less interesting than formal poetry.

Photography is a lesser art and should not be celebrated outside facebook pages.

No good literature has been produced since WW2.

Mordy, Wednesday, 3 August 2016 04:48 (six years ago) link

fewer and fewer schools are teaching cursive these days, and that's a real shame

mainstream rap has had a net negative influence on the quality of American chartpop

comics may or may not be a serious art form, but graphic novels really don't belong on 'greatest novels of all time' lists

most people in this world are feebs/children/psychopaths who will revert to arson/scalping/pillaging the moment they're freed from the strictures of organized religion. evangelical atheism is one of the greatest threats to the stability of western civilization, and the world will not be safe until atheism has been scaled down to a Masonic/Rosicrucian-style secret society with a maximum global membership of ≈100,000 carefully vetted rationalist supermen

hippie lady from california who loves that god (unregistered), Thursday, 4 August 2016 04:29 (six years ago) link

if i can make it to a church before capture i should be given sanctuary

the Zenga bus is coming (Noodle Vague), Thursday, 4 August 2016 08:03 (six years ago) link

british imperialism was better than most of the alternatives

individualism is in many respects v good

ogmor, Thursday, 4 August 2016 11:28 (six years ago) link

i've got nothing else i can think of, you people are monsters tbh

'cept unregistered maybe, can get behind the secret atheism bit

the Zenga bus is coming (Noodle Vague), Thursday, 4 August 2016 11:35 (six years ago) link

brown sugar runs rings around superfoods as a topping for oatmeal.

estela, Thursday, 4 August 2016 12:13 (six years ago) link

i have brooks brothers glasses

esempiu (crüt), Thursday, 4 August 2016 12:14 (six years ago) link

Compulsory parade attendance.

how's life, Thursday, 4 August 2016 12:27 (six years ago) link

yoga is bullshit

sarahell, Thursday, 4 August 2016 20:14 (six years ago) link

military technology is pretty cool

brimstead, Thursday, 4 August 2016 20:30 (six years ago) link

it is obnoxious for boys under the age of 13 to have long hair, and an indication that their parents are overindulgent.

today, while at the supermarket, I saw a boy of no more than 10 with a mohawk and felt genuinely incensed.

soref, Thursday, 4 August 2016 20:31 (six years ago) link

i like to open a door for a lady

The Hon. J. Piedmont Mumblethunder (Dr Morbius), Thursday, 4 August 2016 20:33 (six years ago) link

lol, there is definitely this thing that happens in Brooklyn where I see certain longhaired pre-teens and I can just *tell* that they have skateboard dads who encourage them to have it, like it's not even rebellious but actually DL striving by the parents.

socka flocka-jones (man alive), Thursday, 4 August 2016 20:33 (six years ago) link

I like women.

The burrito of ennui (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Thursday, 4 August 2016 20:36 (six years ago) link

I don't append "cis" to the male box that I check off on every form.

socka flocka-jones (man alive), Thursday, 4 August 2016 20:37 (six years ago) link

Cannot abide visible bra straps, even when fashionable

Dogs are outside pets.

Flamenco Drop (VegemiteGrrl), Friday, 5 August 2016 01:05 (six years ago) link

Tattoos.

The burrito of ennui (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Friday, 5 August 2016 01:08 (six years ago) link

an individual's actions does have something to do w/ their success

not all cultures are equally wonderful and some are bad enough that they should be discouraged

life could be hellish and for many ppl it is so if yours isn't some gratitude is probably in order

Mordy, Friday, 5 August 2016 05:36 (six years ago) link

nb 1 + 3 might not be internally consistent

Mordy, Friday, 5 August 2016 05:36 (six years ago) link

Femmephobia is way less useful as a critical concept than misogyny

Self-care is necessary but not thereby radically oppositional

Couching leftist projects in terms of resistance to neoliberalism rather than to capitalism risks a lot of reformist implications

one way street, Friday, 5 August 2016 05:52 (six years ago) link

(Not that femmephobia can't be useful in order to talk about, say, biases in specific queer spaces, but it can mystify the conditions that butch and gnc women actually face if applied too generally.)

one way street, Friday, 5 August 2016 05:57 (six years ago) link

watching grown adults discussing rae sremmurd like it was literature is to behold the end of art

imago, Wednesday, 17 August 2016 17:31 (six years ago) link

that's not a "reveal" per se

Tom Watson in a fedora (Noodle Vague), Wednesday, 17 August 2016 17:32 (six years ago) link

I forgot imago had some sort of Sremm beef. Why so much hate?

emil.y, Wednesday, 17 August 2016 17:33 (six years ago) link

Marxism is dumb and bad.

Capitalist liberal democracy is the end point of Western civilization, it will never be superseded by a higher/better form of social organization, will only end through collapse.

Men should not have facial hair and people in general should not have messy hair.

ælərdaɪs (jim in vancouver), Wednesday, 17 August 2016 17:37 (six years ago) link

xps i don't recall saying that you can hear a soulja boy's influence on chaucer

esempiu (crüt), Wednesday, 17 August 2016 17:38 (six years ago) link

lol "a soulja boy." the soulja boy's tale

esempiu (crüt), Wednesday, 17 August 2016 17:39 (six years ago) link

currently at peak hair and beard, this will probably only end by collapse too tbh

sremm beef = just watch their latest video, 'set the roof' and listen to the lyrics, they're just the worst people in earth, i fucking despise literally everything they're doing, it isn't even abrasive in an interesting way

lol crut, one for old-skool ilx that

imago, Wednesday, 17 August 2016 17:46 (six years ago) link

hir wese y manne ful cranke, tellynge

imago, Wednesday, 17 August 2016 17:49 (six years ago) link

Femmephobia is way less useful as a critical concept than misogyny

Self-care is necessary but not thereby radically oppositional

Couching leftist projects in terms of resistance to neoliberalism rather than to capitalism risks a lot of reformist implications

― one way street, Thursday, August 4, 2016 10:52 PM (1 week ago) Bookmark Flag Post Permalink]

looooool

he mea ole, he kanaka lapuwale (sciatica), Wednesday, 17 August 2016 17:52 (six years ago) link

women's sports are, in general, less exciting versions of men's sports

I'll watch women's tennis from time to time but yeah

frogbs, Wednesday, 17 August 2016 17:57 (six years ago) link

There are too many things that I massively disagree with posted here for it to be worth a fight on any one of them. I'm just wondering why the 'loool' at ows? Because those aren't really conservative standpoints? They kind of are in comparison to a lot of current radical discourse (I agree with all of them, though not entirely with the latter, but again, I kind of feel this thread is meant to be a dumping ground not a discussion ground).

emil.y, Wednesday, 17 August 2016 18:04 (six years ago) link

women's sports are, in general, less exciting versions of men's sports

― have you ever even read The Drudge Report? Have you gone on Stormfron (k3vin k.), Wednesday, August 17, 2016 10:52 AM (14 minutes ago) Bookmark Flag Post Permalink

sexual dimorphism of humans def means that a lot of sports are more exciting to watch when men are playing them but otoh a lot of women's sports are less commercialized and therefore less likely to suffer from rampant PED use endemic to men's sports and therefore likely to be more of a clean competition

ælərdaɪs (jim in vancouver), Wednesday, 17 August 2016 18:08 (six years ago) link

also crowds at woman's sports tend to be less shitty

ælərdaɪs (jim in vancouver), Wednesday, 17 August 2016 18:08 (six years ago) link

(emil.y i was laughing at the extreme relativity necessary to consider those "conservative opinions." i assumed they were posted tongue in cheek so thought i was laughing along with one way street, not at them, and wasn't critiquing the positions themselves)

he mea ole, he kanaka lapuwale (sciatica), Wednesday, 17 August 2016 18:13 (six years ago) link

Can't speak for sciatica but I lol'ed at ows' post bc it requires some, like, wicked fractal definition of conservatism within the queer anticapotalist left. but I get how all those opinions could be uncool rn

flopson, Wednesday, 17 August 2016 18:15 (six years ago) link

liberalism as many of my friends practice it is like a shitty religion that i want no part of.

they think of other people as needing to be saved, by them.
they make penance with speech acts, not real action.
they live their lives in constant guilt.
they live in cities that are only differentiated from other cities by being huge destinations for wealth, then they disavow that wealth while continuing to partake in the lifestyle it provides.
they blame rich people for all the evils of the world while ignoring that they are the 1%.
they prescribe how other people should be living their own lives.
they say things that have no meaning other than to reveal to others that they are members in this very sensitive club of good people.
it's nothing but performative.

yolo mostly (sleepingbag), Wednesday, 17 August 2016 18:15 (six years ago) link

Lol got xp'd

flopson, Wednesday, 17 August 2016 18:16 (six years ago) link

I must admit I like Republican President Dwight D. "Ike" Eisenhower. But chances are, you also like Ike. Maybe everybody likes Ike.

Philip Nunez, Wednesday, 17 August 2016 18:18 (six years ago) link

xps to sciatica and flopson - yeah, both of those reasons are basically fair enough. I think I inhabit so many circles where these are topics for fierce debate that I took it w/ a completely straight face!

emil.y, Wednesday, 17 August 2016 18:19 (six years ago) link

watching grown adults discussing rae sremmurd like it was literature is to behold the end of art

― imago,

links?

The burrito of ennui (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Wednesday, 17 August 2016 18:19 (six years ago) link

I must admit I like Republican President Dwight D. "Ike" Eisenhower. But chances are, you also like Ike. Maybe everybody likes Ike.

― Philip Nunez,

best Cold War president if you look past his championing of covert ops

The burrito of ennui (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Wednesday, 17 August 2016 18:19 (six years ago) link

Also bad:

Semen Smell

I don't want to necro this thread but it had to be acknowledged somehow.

pomenitul, Saturday, 20 March 2021 22:24 (one year ago) link

sounds like the people smoking near you just haven't found the right strain

It's not so much people smoking it as people who've smoked so much of it they stink of it.

Duncan Disorderly (Tom D.), Saturday, 20 March 2021 22:24 (one year ago) link

I mean if I am walking past someone in the street and they are smoking tobacco or weed or most vape fluids, that's generally a good smell, but any of these infused into stale clothes with sweat are bad.

Bastard Lakes (Camaraderie at Arms Length), Saturday, 20 March 2021 22:28 (one year ago) link

the weird semen smell from whatever tree that is, it's not offensive but I don't enjoy it

Bastard Lakes (Camaraderie at Arms Length), Saturday, 20 March 2021 22:30 (one year ago) link

The linden tree? Per that Mitchell and Webb sketch? I never got that at all. Those smells have nothing in common.

pomenitul, Saturday, 20 March 2021 22:32 (one year ago) link

I don't know if it's the linden, it really does smell like fruity cum though

Bastard Lakes (Camaraderie at Arms Length), Saturday, 20 March 2021 22:33 (one year ago) link

it's the bradford pear tree, big tree with white flowers all over in the spring

superdeep borehole (harbl), Saturday, 20 March 2021 22:35 (one year ago) link

This is a bit of a tangent but I was really confused when I found out Brits call linden tea 'lime flower tea'. I mean, lime trees are something else entirely.

pomenitul, Saturday, 20 March 2021 22:37 (one year ago) link

Was confused about this in a book I just read (Bringing Up the Bodies, maybe):

Tilia is a genus of about 30 species of trees or bushes, native throughout most of the temperate Northern Hemisphere. The tree is known as linden for the European species, and basswood for North American species. In Britain and Ireland they are commonly called lime trees or lime bushes, although they are not closely related to the tree that produces the lime fruit.

bulb after bulb, Saturday, 20 March 2021 22:53 (one year ago) link

semen and weed both smell amazing sheesh

John Cooper of Christian rock band Skillet (map), Saturday, 20 March 2021 22:55 (one year ago) link

i mean they gotta be fresh otherwise yeah they smell bad

John Cooper of Christian rock band Skillet (map), Saturday, 20 March 2021 22:56 (one year ago) link

Male gingko trees, when fruiting, can smell pretty nastily of sex.

As for

It smells good when you're smoking it, terrible when you're not.

This is true of most smokables and most smokers ime. When you're smoking something, it's on fire right underneath your nose. So it smells fine to you because you immediately become nose-blind to it. Everyone around you? Not so much.

Hence, smokers frequently don't understand why nonsmokers are annoyed by the smell of smoke
And nonsmokers don't understand why smokers don't understand their annoyance.

vaya con carne (Ye Mad Puffin), Sunday, 21 March 2021 01:01 (one year ago) link

It smells good when you're smoking it, terrible when you're not.

i prefer the smell when someone else is smoking it, especially at a distance. it's sweeter? and i love the smell of weed itself (like, not being smoked) best

flopson, Sunday, 21 March 2021 01:13 (one year ago) link

Flopson, in my youth I loved the smell of pipe tobacco, but only when someone else was smoking - when I smoked a pipe myself it wasn't nearly as nice (because of the nise-blind phenomenon). My college roommate and I would sometimes take turns for precisely that reason.

Also I have always loved the smell of cigarettes before they're burned. I used to live in a city where when the wind was right you could smell the tobacco drying in barns and it was lovely.

vaya con carne (Ye Mad Puffin), Sunday, 21 March 2021 01:19 (one year ago) link

tobacco pre-burnt smells like raisins to me

flopson, Sunday, 21 March 2021 01:39 (one year ago) link

It's the sweet chestnut that smells of semen. Around June/July, when they're flowering, the woods fair reek of jizz.

Vanishing Point (Chinaski), Sunday, 21 March 2021 09:13 (one year ago) link

there are too many people on the planet.

this one really seems to rile up left-leaning people but i just don't see how it's not true. yes, we have immense capacity for reducing our footprints. yes, often the next step taken from this baseline statement is to start talking about how to reduce that population, which is An Unspeakable Sin, Apparently. but i just think it's so hubristic to deny it. we are animals. the same rules apply to us as other animal populations, broadly speaking.

the most egalitarian way to address this would be to start pushing male birth control hard, but since most of the world seems to be driven by men having unbridled access to women's bodies as property, it seems a change of heart there is unlikely. so capitalism interlocking with colonialism and racism is going to do the "thinnning out" in a very not-egalitarian fashion for us.

John Cooper of Christian rock band Skillet (map), Thursday, 25 March 2021 21:12 (one year ago) link

Population decline tends to take care of itself.

Canon in Deez (silby), Thursday, 25 March 2021 21:14 (one year ago) link

The reason people yell at you is that any policy measures aimed at population control have a pretty eugenicist stink on them. It's not like it'd be less racist.

It is very funny and strange to me that declining birth rates make economists upset

Canon in Deez (silby), Thursday, 25 March 2021 21:17 (one year ago) link

But yeah when the earth's carrying capacity for humans declines you will have fewer humans, also fertility has been declining globally for decades already https://www.pewresearch.org/fact-tank/2019/06/17/worlds-population-is-projected-to-nearly-stop-growing-by-the-end-of-the-century/

Canon in Deez (silby), Thursday, 25 March 2021 21:35 (one year ago) link

the malthusian issue will only come into play if we actually make the radical changes to our way of life that are required by climate change and then that's the issue that is left over. as that is not going to happen people should have all the kids they want.

《Myst1kOblivi0n》 (jim in vancouver), Thursday, 25 March 2021 21:42 (one year ago) link

just be aware that they live til they're old things will probably suck ass (i kind of want to have a kid despite this)

《Myst1kOblivi0n》 (jim in vancouver), Thursday, 25 March 2021 21:42 (one year ago) link

lol map I appreciate you not beefing with me on FB regarding this, I hear what u are saying but yeah fertility just keeps going down, nature bats last, etc.

I like signing up to dead sites (sleeve), Thursday, 25 March 2021 21:49 (one year ago) link

two months pass...

Adults shouldn’t use slang.

Clara Lemlich stan account (silby), Tuesday, 15 June 2021 05:41 (one year ago) link

that sentence slaps

So who you gonna call? The martini police (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Tuesday, 15 June 2021 11:50 (one year ago) link

calm

Tracer Hand, Tuesday, 15 June 2021 12:03 (one year ago) link

three months pass...

I can't enjoy the deaths of even the very worst murderers and the celebrations online make me feel really queasy.

If they are evil politicians, otoh, I can wholeheartedly join in with the fun.

edited to reflect developments which occurred (Camaraderie at Arms Length), Wednesday, 6 October 2021 21:35 (eleven months ago) link

tbf the worst murderers fail to kill anyone. evil politicians succeed.

balance transfer eligible (Sufjan Grafton), Thursday, 7 October 2021 01:21 (eleven months ago) link

two weeks pass...

if you want to listen to or watch something on public transport you should wear headphones

ppl blasting stuff out of their cars I'm ok with tho

Daniel_Rf, Thursday, 21 October 2021 15:08 (eleven months ago) link

I don't think it's particularly conservative to want people to be baseline courteous when everyone around them is trapped in a tiny box. We even have explicit rules against that behavior on our public transport.

Gimme some skin! Because I don't have any skin. (Old Lunch), Thursday, 21 October 2021 15:21 (eleven months ago) link

Does it make me conservative to say 95% of the time I hate the music blasting out of cars though? I live in a neighborhood where just the worst garbage driveltunes are blasted to the max with an inverse relationship between taste and volume. Coupled with all those modifications to also make the car itself (engine) as loud as possible as well.

Evan, Thursday, 21 October 2021 16:23 (eleven months ago) link

Yeah this no headphones in public thing is getting horrible

Blues Guitar Solo Heatmap (Free Download) (upper mississippi sh@kedown), Thursday, 21 October 2021 16:26 (eleven months ago) link

The Guardian sends two people on a blind date to a restaurant every week and then asks them about it, this was this week's

https://www.theguardian.com/lifeandstyle/2021/oct/16/blind-date-andrew-marta

Any awkward moments?
A man on the next table was watching a horror film loudly on his laptop. The constant screams were a tad awkward.

koogs, Thursday, 21 October 2021 17:23 (eleven months ago) link

was sat at a restaurant once with a guy watching porn videos on his phone at the next table, that was in guangzhou though so doesn't really count

edited to reflect developments which occurred (Camaraderie at Arms Length), Thursday, 21 October 2021 17:27 (eleven months ago) link

We even have explicit rules against that behavior on our public transport.

I wish we had. It used to be kids who did this but, where I am anyway, it's now almost overwhelmingly adults - and I mean people in their 30s/40s/50s.

Starmer: "Let the children boogie, let all the children boogie." (Tom D.), Thursday, 21 October 2021 17:31 (eleven months ago) link

I don't like people driving around playing loud music driving through neighborhoods at night (like my son's friends who roll up to the house at 10:30 pm to hang out) but I enjoy pulling up to someone in traffic who has something loud on. It doesn't even have to be (and usually isn't) music I like, but it's good atmosphere for me.

peace, man, Thursday, 21 October 2021 17:48 (eleven months ago) link

Also wanted to mention that I think people blast music in cars way less than they used to, but it may just be my own experience. Can anyone confirm?

peace, man, Thursday, 21 October 2021 17:49 (eleven months ago) link

When terrestrial radio was still a thing, I used it as a gauge. The last time I got a thrill was early April 2020 at the peak of lockdown when the car beside me at the stoplight blasted Dua Lipa's "Levitating" and I thought, yeah.

So who you gonna call? The martini police (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Thursday, 21 October 2021 17:51 (eleven months ago) link

Yeah this no headphones in public thing is getting horrible

― Blues Guitar Solo Heatmap (Free Download) (upper mississippi sh@kedown),

Yeah I'm not into that

Also not into those portable blutooth speakers especially in the park, at the beach

Don't really mind music blasting from cars as long as they're moving and not standing or idling l

The 25 Best Songs Ever Ranked In Order (Deflatormouse), Thursday, 21 October 2021 18:08 (eleven months ago) link

Yeah this no headphones in public thing is getting horrible

― Blues Guitar Solo Heatmap (Free Download) (upper mississippi sh@kedown), Thursday, October 21, 2021 12:26 PM bookmarkflaglink

I used to hate Sia's "Chandelier" because before boarding a Megabus, this kid in the seat across from me kept playing the chorus and only the chorus on her handheld device. Loudly. At 6 in the morning.

BLOT: if u don't wear headphones I'll meet you off the bus

Gardyloominati (Neanderthal), Thursday, 21 October 2021 18:28 (eleven months ago) link

actively pro bluetooth speakers at the park, beach, etc, that's literally what they're for, just keep the volume courteous imo

having a conversation over speaker phone in public is absolutely depraved, however

gbx, Thursday, 21 October 2021 19:53 (eleven months ago) link

park/beach definitely. I have a tiny little bluetooth speaker for that type of thing, was really affordable from Oontz

Gardyloominati (Neanderthal), Thursday, 21 October 2021 19:59 (eleven months ago) link

speakerphone in public i'm tempted to join in the convo but I don't because the person on speaker didn't choose to be on speaker but part of me wants to alert them to the fact that they're on it and their convo isn't private

Gardyloominati (Neanderthal), Thursday, 21 October 2021 19:59 (eleven months ago) link

i probably posted upthread about this but someone at the airport once had a speakerphone convo about their debauched hen party weekend with someone, very loudly, and it seemed pretty apparent that a) the person on the other end probably would not have said what they were saying if they knew it was v much in public and b) the person on my end (in the airport terminal) was enjoying the exhibitionism, she kept looking around to see if anyone was listening

gbx, Thursday, 21 October 2021 20:03 (eleven months ago) link

Think about how they’re not blasting their ears using headphones & feel good for them

badg, Thursday, 21 October 2021 20:24 (eleven months ago) link

having a conversation over speaker phone in public is absolutely depraved, however

― gbx, Thursday, October 21, 2021 2:53 PM (one hour ago) bookmarkflaglink

i'm pretty sure that this "pizza talking" speakerphone thing is 100% the result of people emulating reality tv shows where everything had to be on speakerphone for the cameras

Blues Guitar Solo Heatmap (Free Download) (upper mississippi sh@kedown), Thursday, 21 October 2021 21:18 (eleven months ago) link

one month passes...

i was thinking a bit today about the fentanyl flood, mostly because i saw a dude just cold zonk out standing up at the sandwich place and smack his head on the corner of a table.

anyway, one of the fever swamp theories is that the chinese govt is pumping the US full of cheap fentanyl just to nakedly weaken and kill americans, and/or for the money. there's no good reason at all to believe this, but if somehow it turned out to be true i wouldn't be at all surprised. why not? it is exactly what the british empire did to china, and what US intelligence did to americans more than once

the recent nyt story about this (relying on a book by Ben Westhoff i haven't read) only identifies china as the source, or source of the raw materials that go into it. trump pressured china to ban all varieties of fentanyl, which apparently they did, but china is still named as the ultimate source of the ingredients. the nyt story says nothing on this point, but the invitation is there to suppose that if the precursors were still being exported to the same suppliers with a wink, the chinese state would have to know about it

i'm extremely skeptical of major US journalism about china these days. just something that came to mind.

goole, Wednesday, 24 November 2021 05:04 (ten months ago) link


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