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1  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: Most iconic sig in Atlas history? on: September 16, 2014, 11:22:04 pm
BRTD's "The Following People are Fascists" (or something like that) and then three pictures of people from google image search is pretty classic.

Didn't BRTD have a parody of that at some point, following some comment Phil made about Casey, in which he changed it to "The following people are BALD", and it showed Casey and other balding politicians?


Yeah, there were a couple of great parody spin-offs. I remember the bald one in particular now that you mention it.

That wasn't me though. I think it might've been Earl?

The fascists ones were all spinoffs from bandit. His original had Phil Gramm, Newt Gingrich and Tommy Thompson.
2  Forum Community / Off-topic Board / Re: Which show has a higher percentage of good episodes? on: September 16, 2014, 10:31:17 pm
Whoa!  You don't like South Park?  First I'm hearing of it.

He thinks that Matt Stone and Trey Parker are a couple of hard-right libertarians and thus South Park is trash. 

I don't understand it either.

It's not just that. The show is painfully and horrificly unfunny and extremely f[inks]ing stupid.
3  General Politics / Individual Politics / Re: Do you wish Pat Quinn were your state's governor? on: September 16, 2014, 01:51:54 pm
No but only because my current governor is one of the best in the country.
4  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: Most iconic sig in Atlas history? on: September 15, 2014, 07:37:03 pm
The Marx, Lenin and Mao one phknrocket1k had definitely deserves a mention too.
5  Forum Community / Off-topic Board / Which version of "It's Not Funny Anymore" is better? on: September 15, 2014, 07:36:00 pm
Husker Du original
Lifetime cover

Like most people my age who have heard either, I heard the Lifetime version first (it's a pretty obscure Husker Du track from a not as well known album), so it's kind of biased, but I have to say they were better at that style and did it better.
6  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: The Good Post Gallery II on: September 15, 2014, 07:07:07 pm
The useful life of a vinyl record is far, far longer than the useful life of a cassette tape (miserably poor) or CD (some of the first CDs are already unlistenable due to age). Digital, meanwhile, is strangely ephemeral -- something you "own" without ever actually owning; something you can easily lose with the rise and fall of online media stores.

Vinyl is not a novelty, it's the archival method of music storage.
7  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: Scottish independence - The Official Atlas Forum mock referendum on: September 15, 2014, 06:59:06 pm
I'd rather have all of the UK under a Labour government than it minus Scotland under a Tory government and Scotland under some yucky nationalist government.

You do realize SNP is basically social democratic?

From what I understand they are still to the right of Labour. Or at least the Scottish wing of Labour. I remember Bono found them OK (and said they're still a generally a pro-market party) and remember that Tory afleitch doesn't seem to mind them.

Still, putting them in the same category as f**king Golden Dawn Nazis is... bizzare, to say least.

There is a huge difference between Golden Dawn or Jobbik-style nationalism and merely wanting your country to be independent.

But why should it be independent? It's not a persecuted country or one under brutal occupation ala those Caucasus regions in Russia or East Timor under Indonesia or anything. And it has a fully devolved parliament as well, and is no less culturally distinct from the rest of the UK as New York is from Oklahoma. The only arguments I can hear are "RAR RAR NATIONALISM!" or "Let's keep the oil and use it to boost the economy forever!" which isn't going to crumble HARD in about a decade if done.

Also another Fianna Fail is not a positive prospect.
8  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: Most iconic sig in Atlas history? on: September 15, 2014, 06:56:23 pm
BRTD's "The Following People are Fascists" (or something like that) and then three pictures of people from google image search is pretty classic.

Credit actually goes to bandit for that one, especially since he made the original himself.
9  Forum Community / Off-topic Board / Re: Which show has a higher percentage of good episodes? on: September 15, 2014, 06:49:46 pm
As I say about every fourth time BRTD brings it up (which means I've done it about 14 times), FG is a fine show.  It's not great, but fine.  Good jokes....not much else.  But to compare it to the top mainstream adult cartoons is just silly.  It's not in the same league as KotH, Simpsons, Bob's Burgers or South Park.

OK this is pretty ridiculous, especially with the last line. Now I'll give you the benefit of the doubt and assume you only mean 20th century Simpsons with that bit, but you mention South Park. That mention is a disgrace and insult not only to Family Guy, but the other shows mentioned. That show is f[inks]ing garbage. It's not merely mediocre, or simply inferior to Family Guy, it's completely worthless nonsensical trash. The idea that it's on the level of Bob's Burgers (which I'm not even a huge fan of), King of the Hill or classic Simpsons (!!!) is absurd beyond belief. Hell I'd say that even comparing South Park to Dora the Explorer would be an insult to the latter.
10  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: Opinion of CrabCake on: September 15, 2014, 06:47:48 pm
FF. One of the things I like about him is that he's able to view issues in the US where the political culture is completely different from an American context instead of a knee-jerk European reaction like occurs with many. (Lewis was another European poster very good at this.) For example, see his comments in this gun control thread here.
11  Forum Community / Forum Community Election Match-ups / Battle of the D-MOs on: September 15, 2014, 06:44:29 pm
Vote.
12  Other Elections - Analysis and Discussion / International Elections / Re: Scottish Independence Referendum - 18 September 2014 on: September 15, 2014, 12:22:11 pm
Has Nate Silver made a projection yet?
13  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: The Oxford School of Absurdity, Ignorance, and Bad Posts IV on: September 15, 2014, 12:12:22 pm
That chart might not have been unironically promoted by anyone here, but it's still so dumb it deserves its proper mention in this thread. You Fail Science/Math/History Forever to whoever made it.
14  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: Opinion of KCDem on: September 15, 2014, 09:35:40 am
A poor successor to the mighty D-MO avatar.
15  Forum Community / Off-topic Board / Re: Which show has a higher percentage of good episodes? on: September 15, 2014, 06:19:40 am
Icon of the 20th century you mean. Because in the 21st century it's CRAP.
16  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: The Simple Truths Silver Mine on: September 15, 2014, 06:17:12 am
I'm unclear on why people seem to assume that "terrible poster" automatically means "sock account".  People can be terrible posters without ever having visited Atlas in a previous incarnation before.
17  Forum Community / Off-topic Board / Re: Opinion of Friends on: September 14, 2014, 08:45:23 pm
All four camera with laugh track sitcoms aren't as funny now as they were at the time. And yes that's including Seinfeld. That doesn't mean they're not funny at all now though.
18  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: Scottish independence - The Official Atlas Forum mock referendum on: September 14, 2014, 06:06:31 pm
I'd rather have all of the UK under a Labour government than it minus Scotland under a Tory government and Scotland under some yucky nationalist government.

You do realize SNP is basically social democratic?

From what I understand they are still to the right of Labour. Or at least the Scottish wing of Labour. I remember Bono found them OK (and said they're still a generally a pro-market party) and remember that Tory afleitch doesn't seem to mind them.
19  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: Scottish independence - The Official Atlas Forum mock referendum on: September 14, 2014, 06:01:26 pm
Breaking up the cancerous Empire is bad now?

The Empire broke up decades before either you or I were born. While it existed nowhere did it find as much support as in Scotland. Whatever this is about, it's not that.

Actually...

(Yeah I know, that's not an empire. But still an interesting piece of trivia.)
20  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: Scottish independence - The Official Atlas Forum mock referendum on: September 14, 2014, 03:49:58 pm
Funny because the Tories would love Scottish independence.
21  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: Scottish independence - The Official Atlas Forum mock referendum on: September 14, 2014, 03:04:31 pm
The Lord's Resistance Army clearly don't follow the teachings of Jesus. But Golden Dawn do epitomize nationalism. And nationalism is also basically completely incompatible with Christianity, which was one of the good points Bill Maher made in his documentary movie.

But a simpler summary might be that I'm unpersuaded by "RAR RAR NATIONALISM!" or "We can keep all the oil money and run the economy on that!" when the oil isn't going to be around or in high demand much longer.
22  General Politics / Political Debate / Re: Would Edward Snowden deserve the Nobel Peace Prize? on: September 14, 2014, 03:00:01 pm
None of the options. He doesn't deserve a Nobel Peace Prize, and he doesn't deserve to rot in hell either.
23  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: Scottish independence - The Official Atlas Forum mock referendum on: September 14, 2014, 02:50:41 pm
I'd rather have all of the UK under a Labour government than it minus Scotland under a Tory government and Scotland under some yucky nationalist government.

What's yucky about the SNP? I'd like to actually know your well thought out reasons on this.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Abdelbaset_al-Megrahi

So releasing a felon with  terminal prostate cancer is your reason to hate the SNP?

That and that I oppose all nationalist parties on principle. After all "nationalist parties" is a category wide enough it also includes Golden Dawn.

Might I point out the SNP kept claiming that he had only about three months to live at the time of release. That clearly wasn't true.
24  Forum Community / Forum Community / What would be opebo's position on Scottish independence? on: September 14, 2014, 02:44:19 pm
I can see him going either way honestly...but overall I'd say he'd likely be opposed since he was quite partisan and would oppose anything favorable to the Tories.
25  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: Scottish independence - The Official Atlas Forum mock referendum on: September 14, 2014, 02:43:18 pm
I'd rather have all of the UK under a Labour government than it minus Scotland under a Tory government and Scotland under some yucky nationalist government.

What's yucky about the SNP? I'd like to actually know your well thought out reasons on this.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Release_of_Abdelbaset_al-Megrahi
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