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I used to interact with them on Twitter and always found them entertaining and insightful. Are they still mostly writing/posting about tennis?

Vanishing Point (Chinaski), Tuesday, 3 November 2020 19:54 (one year ago) link

The all-time lex thread was Taking sides: Children vs. (non-human) animals

lex would not back down one inch, in spite of the pile on. it was kind of awesome, in a way.

the unappreciated charisma of cows (Aimless), Tuesday, 3 November 2020 20:07 (one year ago) link

was that some of the last lex posting on ilx?

best lex content - hatred of comedy, enjoyment of the band elbow

Politically homely (jim in vancouver), Tuesday, 3 November 2020 20:10 (one year ago) link

his cooking skills seem to have come on leaps and bounds, he does artisan bakery and all sorts of fancy shit these days.

calzino, Tuesday, 3 November 2020 20:19 (one year ago) link

the first proper meal he ever ever undertook was three full courses, one of them a souffle iirc -- which was extremely admirably bold given that previously he was like im boiling an egg how is it on fire

from the FB pictures the three-course meal was a triumph

mark s, Tuesday, 3 November 2020 20:38 (one year ago) link

his line was "if i fail at least i fail from a serious level" -- and then he didn't fail

mark s, Tuesday, 3 November 2020 20:39 (one year ago) link

that's great to hear.

Politically homely (jim in vancouver), Tuesday, 3 November 2020 20:40 (one year ago) link

also this is several years ago now, probably around the time he quit ilx

mark s, Tuesday, 3 November 2020 20:44 (one year ago) link

I'm shocked that the lex was posting as late as 2016!

His long-time beau being a professional chef does soften some of the edges of his Einstein-in-1905 leap - though it is still very impressive!

Andrew Farrell, Tuesday, 3 November 2020 20:50 (one year ago) link

lex regularly posted until 2017, last post in January 2018 with his noms for the 2017 EOY as a slight return. seem to remember he wanted to focus on a book he was writing.

kiss some penis reference (breastcrawl), Tuesday, 3 November 2020 21:53 (one year ago) link

The all-time lex thread was Taking sides: Children vs. (non-human) animals

lex would not back down one inch, in spite of the pile on. it was kind of awesome, in a way.

― the unappreciated charisma of cows (Aimless), Tuesday, 3 November 2020 20:07 (one week ago) bookmarkflaglink

tbf he was posting as a londoner and london parents and their horrible children are the worst

plax (ico), Wednesday, 11 November 2020 11:52 (one year ago) link

I think I actually stopped reading the ILE for a while as a direct result of the quality of that thread.

Luna Schlosser, Wednesday, 11 November 2020 13:00 (one year ago) link

Lex used to get so mad when I tried to persuade him that "anyone can learn to cook", ha

The image of him placing a plastic colander over a boiling pot of water to steam something is all-time

flamboyant goon tie included, Wednesday, 11 November 2020 13:13 (one year ago) link

Kate wrote a two-word response on the politics thread a few days ago then disappeared again. I miss Kate...

though totally understand needing to take a break from here, particularly the politics threads, which are cesspools of centrist garbage imho. Like get over it, democracy has never existed, you're just propping up a useless myth, the sooner we all understand that the better.

but anyway.

healthy cocaine off perfect butts (the table is the table), Wednesday, 11 November 2020 17:08 (one year ago) link

I disagree with your assessment of ILX as a centrist cesspool but I hope Kate is doing well wherever she is.

real muthaphuckkin jeez (crüt), Thursday, 12 November 2020 13:22 (one year ago) link

I hope Kate is doing well wherever she is.

Same.

table, if you think this place is predominantly centrist then you may want to try interacting with the enemy people outside of your bubble more just for comparison's sake.

pomenitul, Thursday, 12 November 2020 13:27 (one year ago) link

Mordy.

Boring blighters bloaters (Tom D.), Thursday, 12 November 2020 13:29 (one year ago) link

He popped in a few days ago to submit a poem to the ILX Poetry Competition and he also linked to a cool article about glow-in-the-dark platypuses on I Love AFL.

pomenitul, Thursday, 12 November 2020 13:34 (one year ago) link

Funny thing is Lex DID figure out how to cook. He’s enjoying his time on tennis Twitter.

Ned Raggett, Thursday, 12 November 2020 13:38 (one year ago) link

pom, oh I have! I think I just hold people here to a higher standard because I think you're all very smart. Your politics, though...

healthy cocaine off perfect butts (the table is the table), Thursday, 12 November 2020 22:41 (one year ago) link

I thought ilx is super left?

Evan, Thursday, 12 November 2020 22:44 (one year ago) link

we're pretty left on average

mellon collie and the infinite bradness (BradNelson), Thursday, 12 November 2020 22:58 (one year ago) link

There's only a handful of posters I would consider 'super left'. I'm certainly not one of them!

Boring blighters bloaters (Tom D.), Thursday, 12 November 2020 23:00 (one year ago) link

ilx has a (variably) friendly lib-left split, which seems like an absurd superleft phenomenon if you're just walking in from the history-denuded redblue NYT world where bernie sanders is an "ultraliberal" but which don't worry will rapidly become just another dreary fact.

difficult listening hour, Thursday, 12 November 2020 23:07 (one year ago) link

ilx is v centrist

plax (ico), Friday, 13 November 2020 18:29 (one year ago) link

no one in the USA can figure out what is centrist, liberal, leftist or radical, partly because what political ideas are considered to fit each category varies enormously by geography, demographics, and widespread individual eccentricities. The consolidation of media control in the USA has resulted in much greater homogeneity among conservatives, but any form of ideology to the left of FOX and talk radio starts to disintegrate into a patchwork of loose coalitions around salient issues.

the unappreciated charisma of cows (Aimless), Friday, 13 November 2020 18:42 (one year ago) link

You're a centrist.

healthy cocaine off perfect butts (the table is the table), Friday, 13 November 2020 18:46 (one year ago) link

yup

howls of non-specificity (sleeve), Friday, 13 November 2020 18:47 (one year ago) link

btw table you are awesome and I'm glad you're posting again, carborundum non illegitimi as they say

howls of non-specificity (sleeve), Friday, 13 November 2020 18:48 (one year ago) link

Thanks sleeve, I can't stay away for too long. I'm also glad there's another left person with whom I get along on a regular basis, which I can't say for some others lol, even as much as I agree with them.

healthy cocaine off perfect butts (the table is the table), Friday, 13 November 2020 18:54 (one year ago) link

Labeling other people is aggressively rude, table. I'm sure you love it when others do that to you.

the unappreciated charisma of cows (Aimless), Friday, 13 November 2020 18:56 (one year ago) link

i've never considered being labeled rude. i think regarding at as rude means a person has a huge ego tbh.

Give me a Chad Smith-type feel (map), Friday, 13 November 2020 18:58 (one year ago) link

Labelling someone a centrist is only rude if you consider being a centrist bad, though.

scampus fugit (gyac), Friday, 13 November 2020 19:02 (one year ago) link

i've never considered being labeled rude.

We could test that out.

the unappreciated charisma of cows (Aimless), Friday, 13 November 2020 19:03 (one year ago) link

Labelling someone a centrist is only rude if you consider being a centrist bad

Ask table how he feels about centrists.

the unappreciated charisma of cows (Aimless), Friday, 13 November 2020 19:05 (one year ago) link

labeling someone a centrist is always rude because everyone who’s not a centrist thinks being a centrist is bad and centrists think being an anythingist is bad

difficult listening hour, Friday, 13 November 2020 19:07 (one year ago) link

lol but probably otm

@oneposter (⛰️) (sic), Friday, 13 November 2020 19:15 (one year ago) link

i've never considered being labeled rude.

We could test that out.

― the unappreciated charisma of cows (Aimless), Friday, November 13, 2020 7:03 PM (twelve minutes ago) bookmarkflaglink

go for it, from you i definitely don't gaf

Give me a Chad Smith-type feel (map), Friday, 13 November 2020 19:16 (one year ago) link

ilx is v centrist


Relative to Maoism, yes. Relative to the general population, no.

pomenitul, Friday, 13 November 2020 19:18 (one year ago) link

ah, but there is a difference between whether I am being rude to you and whether you give a fuck that I'm being rude. f'rinstance, that was an asshole thing to say, but you knew that and so wouldn't object to my pointing it out.

the unappreciated charisma of cows (Aimless), Friday, 13 November 2020 19:20 (one year ago) link

^ plz consider that as directed to map, not pom

the unappreciated charisma of cows (Aimless), Friday, 13 November 2020 19:20 (one year ago) link

pom the plain voter be damned

big man on scampus (Noodle Vague), Friday, 13 November 2020 19:21 (one year ago) link

sorry, not "pom the plain voter" but "pom, the plain voter" etc

big man on scampus (Noodle Vague), Friday, 13 November 2020 19:21 (one year ago) link

ok xp

Give me a Chad Smith-type feel (map), Friday, 13 November 2020 19:22 (one year ago) link

I’m on a plain
I can’t complain

pomenitul, Friday, 13 November 2020 19:23 (one year ago) link

Relative to Maoism, yes. Relative to the general population, no.

― pomenitul, Friday, 13 November 2020 19:18 (twenty-six seconds ago) bookmarkflaglink

doubt it

plax (ico), Friday, 13 November 2020 19:23 (one year ago) link

lol ok

pomenitul, Friday, 13 November 2020 19:23 (one year ago) link

i enjoy the myth that only cloud-headed bourgie elites are leftist, it helps things chug along nicely

big man on scampus (Noodle Vague), Friday, 13 November 2020 19:24 (one year ago) link

ilx is definitely not centrist compared to general population lol

think of family members you all have who'd be laughed/chased off here in seconds

imago, Friday, 13 November 2020 19:26 (one year ago) link

may i gently suggest moving this out of the milk carton thread

Give me a Chad Smith-type feel (map), Friday, 13 November 2020 19:26 (one year ago) link


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