The stew of gastric juices, scintillated synapses, centrifuging venous circuits. Newton’s law goes without saying, we peremptorily obligated to its invisiguises, eye of newt obviously and bulbously goes without; New York sky fortress and the apple of Johnny’s semen spread; the New Testament paired…
- YouTube: Hey, we noticed you're watching a video. Would you appreciate it if we just slowed the buffering down real nice so that every 3 seconds it catches up and stops, even though you still have full bandwidth available? Isn't that nice.
- Me: Ummm...
- YouTube: And maybe you'd also like it so when the video is paused it just stops buffering entirely? Glad we could help.
Abortion seems to be the only medical procedure that people want to deny you based on how you got in that situation.
Drove drunk, got in an accident and need an organ transplant? No problem.
Messing around with a gun, accidentally shoot yourself in the leg and need surgery? Of course.
Smoke tobacco for most of your life and need treatment for lung cancer? Yep.
Climb a tree, fall out and break your leg? We’ll fix that right up.
Have sex and get pregnant when you don’t want to be? YOU GOT YOURSELF INTO THIS SITUATION AND YOU DESERVE NO MEDICAL HELP OR COMPASSION! THIS IS YOUR FAULT AND YOU WILL DEAL WITH THE CONSEQUENCES!
Live as long as you may, the first twenty years are the longest half of your life. They appear so while they are passing; they seem to have been so when we look back on them; and they take up more room in our memory than all the years that succeed them.
please destroy nerds. it’s not difficult. be smarter or stronger or more graceful or more kind. be more able to love. the next time that you feel called upon to defend video games as an art form do literally anything else instead. do not say awesome or epic or otherwise engage with the vacuous shorthand of the nerd tribe. please understand that it is not immediately the best thing you have ever seen when two cultural references that you understand are forced into proximity: batman and the predator. star wars and minecraft. mario and grindhouse films.
reject nerds and flex on nerdfighters. do not allow a person to infect hiphop with their vile chiptunes. do not abide the nerd who holds up his consumerist fantasias as valid cultural icons. do not allow the nerds to cluster or they will eventually spore subreddits. suffer not the nerd to “fap”. creepshame a nerd, imo.
reestablish the distinction between “nerdy” and “smart” through harsh words and hard work.
help me destroy nerds
It’s a fact so jaw-dropping it’s unbelievable — people thought it was a crazy Internet rumor until Politifact verified it. But it’s true: More Americans have died just since 1960 from gun incidents — suicides, accidents, and homicides — than died in every war in U.S. history. The deadliest war the U.S. has ever had is the war we waged against ourselves.
Today is the first payday for my new job working as a pharmacy technician doing customer service for a local compounding pharmacy. I started on Wednesday, June 13.
In the year since my last actual entry, I spent a lot of time unemployed, did minor computer services and low-level security for a while at a local credit union (where Julie still works), demolished the motherboards of two computers, moved out of Wichita’s east side and into an apartment out west, spent way too much time with cats, got a new computer for my 30th birthday, learned my parents will be moving out of the house of my childhood and into Oklahoma City after Dad takes his new job down there due to Boeing closing its Wichita plant, and started running at 6 in the morning with Julie.
Last weekend the two of us went to Oklahoma City to eat at Mickey Mantle’s Steakhouse with coworkers. Fun drive down—Julie begrudgingly read aloud from The Sot-Weed Factor—but the hotel experience at the Sheridan was a little spotty due to the chaos of accommodating L.L. Cool J. We walked around their Bricktown recreational neighborhood before winding up at Coyote Ugly and watching men leer through the windows (along with one preteen boy who stared, transfixed).
Tonight we hit up Panera for dinner before grocery shopping for a couple luxuries we haven’t enjoyed in a while.
[quote author=Friday link=topic=6441.msg234625#msg234625 date=1340937086]
[quote]Today, I vote for the first person to respond to the thread… so, Defenestration, you’re it. (Also my phone can’t reach google docs.)[/quote]
OK, Newbie. I’m willing to put up with your super secret “I am using google docs spreadsheet” voting strategy, but this seems like an incredibly arbitrary fucking reason to vote for someone. I’m not gonna vote for you because I’ve been wrong about your weird playstyle in the past, but please do us a favor and explain WHY POSTING FIRST is indicative of being a wolfpire.[/quote]
It’s not so much that posting first is an incredibly damning move—although it does seem like you’re more likely to have a special role or item if you post first. (Has this proven true in other games? That’s something I should look into later.) Rather, as I pointed out at the time, I could access the game from work, but I couldn’t access my game spreadsheet (in good conscience, anyway—not going to log into my personal google account on a work computer). I wouldn’t [i]need[/i] to access my spreadsheet if my voting rubric for the moment was sufficiently simple, though, and that reminded me of my long-held suspicion of people who post the soonest. It was a marriage of calculation and convenience.
Now that I actually have my notes in front of me, I see that Defenestration and gahitsu should be tied for most posts in the game. (Standard disclaimer about the possibility of human error.) While one or both could be evil, the more I think about it, the less I’m convinced that posting a lot = likely bad. Similarly, I’m not convinced Stush is evil just because of statements that don’t support sound play tactics—Stush is Stush and I very much doubt team affiliation is going to change that.
Rather, I think I’m going to vote for [b]McDohl[/b], who earns the distinction of having the greatest deviation from average number of posts per player, with 1 post, compared to the average of 12.667. (I PMed Dohl a while back to see what was up, and despite being having a hard time getting the time to play, he didn’t seem to have much trouble getting time to respond to my PM.)