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1  Forum Community / Off-topic Board / Re: How to put it in easy English? on: May 02, 2016, 10:23:37 am
The wrinkles1 on her face may indicate her age, but her eyes are bright and full of life.

The wrinkles1 on her face may indicate her age, but her eyes don't.

The wrinkles1 on her face may indicate her age, but her eyes are like the eyes of someone who isn't as old as she is.

The wrinkles1 on her face may indicate her age, but her eyes are not on her face.

The wrinkles1 on her face may indicate her age, but her eyes ain't no goddamned rat.

The wrinkles1 on her face may indicate her age, but her eyes ..well, let's not even go there.

The wrinkles1 on her face may indicate her age, but her eyes are made of flawless glass.

The wrinkles1 on her face may indicate her age, but her eyes have come across a coupon for cheap Botox treatments.

The wrinkles1 on her face may indicate her age, but her eyes were covered by insurance.

The wrinkles1 on her face may indicate her age, but her eyes are like black, vacuous holes that reveal the futility of effort and the inevitability of death.

The wrinkles1 on her face may indicate her age, but her eyes are unable to see them. This is tale of her struggle with body adysmorphic disorder.

The wrinkles1 on her face may indicate her age, but her eyes beckon your own downwards to wrinkles that allude to the promises of new life. She is on top of you now, kissing. Her strength is surprising. You are overcome.

The wrinkles1 on her face may indicate her age, but her eyes are like a fountain of youth, spraying out thin streams of water that taste faintly of urine and pennies.

I hope this helped.
2  Forum Community / Off-topic Board / Re: Mustard. on: May 02, 2016, 10:06:28 am
Honestly, well, I didn't know mustard categorization was done by colour. I usually will go yellow (I just think of this as "mustard" or American mustard) but I absolutely adore wholegrain mustard on the right occasion. Dijon, related, also nice.. Hot English mustard I typically give a pass, although I don't dislike it. Its heat is like that of wasabi. It's gassy, festering, and can sting in the back of your skull if you overdo it. And my god do I love to overdo my serving of mustard. sh**t doesn't even have calories!
3  General Politics / U.S. General Discussion / Re: North Carolina Overturns LGBT-Discrimination Bans on: April 02, 2016, 11:02:53 am
I will tell you where my views came from. I spent two years on a major university campus, and in attending semi-regularly the LGBT group, I found that the vast majority of the members were either completely transgender, or said they were "non-binary" and had come up with all these words that aren't in the dictionary that they wanted to be called instead of he and she. Not only that, but they were the same thin-skinned "safe space" assholes that are taking over other college campuses. There was even one girl who thought she should have been born a cat, so she painted her face like a cat, complete with plastic whiskers every day.

One girl blew up at me because I dared call her ma'am, as you're supposed to call a woman whose name you don't know or can't remember, and had I had my wits about me, this would have been my reaction to both her temper tantrum and her little "gender identity:"

https://youtube.com/watch?v=wT5ycFi8Xvw

There was even one girl who went so far as to drop $400 into legally changing her name to Max because she was so angry at people laughing at her idea that she wasn't a man or a woman, despite her clearly being a woman.

Edit: Decided to cut down my very long post into a few key points:

On your college experience: These people do sound like obnoxious jerks and I don't blame you for disliking them. However, they aren't representative of everyday transgender people, who usually just want to go about their business just like anyone else. It would do you good to ask yourself why these people became overly defensive, angry, and irritating.

On transgenderism itself: A lot of what I'd written the first time around has been said to you many times, probably. I don't know why me saying it would make it sink in. But, you know, evidence is building that there is a physical, biological basis for it. It's also telling that when transgender people are given the hormones of the sex they wish to transition to, they become remarkably happier and more well-adjusted psychologically. It's almost as if their brains have been expecting these chemicals to have been there the entire time. That's speculative, but it should give you pause.

On the bathroom issue: I'm always taken back by how little people know about the actual process of transitioning, and how they then decide they can spout off "common sense" rules and try to "solve" the issue. I don't really feel like going into detail here, my only points are that requiring physical traits very quickly creates more problems than it solves and that, well, a good majority of transgender people just want to pee and get back to whatever it was they were doing. This, as I said before, is a very common theme among people who visit restrooms. You can't make a "separate but equal" solution to this by requiring a third bathroom either. Guess what - you have probably used restrooms alongside transgender people hundreds of times and never even realized it. Spooky!

If you have any questions, feel free to PM me.
4  Forum Community / Off-topic Board / Re: do YOU have a palmaris longus tendon????? on: March 18, 2016, 04:59:27 pm
If so, you have a palmaris longus tendon. It is as useless and ugly as you are, but luckily can also be easily ignored and discarded. It is maintained, but not loved - just quietly resented by its surrounds.

I have it...

You're so mean Sad

If it makes you feel any better, I too am holding back human progress with my useless tendon.

My arms don't go straight out kid...nice try.

Sorry, didn't mean to be ableist. Perhaps try having a loved one slice open your arm?
5  Forum Community / Off-topic Board / do YOU have a palmaris longus tendon????? on: March 18, 2016, 08:49:52 am
Hold your arm straight outwards, palm up, and touch your thumb and pinky finger together. Do you see a tendon popping out of your wrist?



If so, you have a palmaris longus tendon. It is as useless and ugly as you are, but luckily can also be easily ignored and discarded. It is maintained, but not loved - just quietly resented by its surrounds.
6  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: Opinion of AAD on: March 18, 2016, 08:21:55 am
AAD simultaneously holds itself as having better serious discussion than Atlas and also better not serious discussion than Atlas. This is accurate to me. It also, of course, still has a lot of useless bullsh**t, and I am happy to participate in that capacity.

In any case the Atlas Forum community continues to take itself and its members way, way too seriously, in a way that I have never encountered on any other forum. I don't know if it's to do with the Serious subject matter or the Serious moderation policies or what, but wow!

There's a reason this place sprouted the ingenious "FF/HP" dichotomy - a great deal of the userbase is incapable of processing nuance and separating people/demographics from their politics, and a small portion of the remainder calls them out on their bullsh**t. Every now and then this place chews up someone and spits out a real analytical (but lucid) bastard. I'm happy they've mostly consolidated in one place for now.

Those that otherwise remain here mostly are absolute monsters (in the best possible way) and I love reading them rip idiocy to shreds. It's what keeps me coming back (admittedly less and less often).
7  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: What's your favorite OS (Operating System)? on: March 13, 2016, 06:01:24 pm
I do also have a soft spot for Windows XP because I used it for a very, very long time. I still run it occasionally in a VM because there are a couple of programs I still like to use that don't work on Windows 10.

As for Linux  - I've got a soft spot for Lubuntu because it's brought some of my older machines back to life. Ubuntu itself I always found a little irritating for some reason. Installing Mint is on my to-do list. If it's as good as I keep hearing I might use it semi-exclusively.
8  Atlas Fantasy Elections / Voting Booth / Re: February 2016 Federal Election on: February 19, 2016, 10:54:55 pm
PRESIDENT/HIS PET GOAT
[1] Adam Griffin/AHDuke99


PACIFIC SENATE
[1] Ebowed
[2] 1184AZ
9  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: Update for Everyone IV - Hungover on: February 15, 2016, 07:19:05 pm
7. AntonioV (46)

Ugh, really? What in the world made me think that sharing so much personal stuff with Atlas was a good idea? Huh

To be fair, I didn't exactly look at every post and determine whether or not it was a true update. A lot of them are probably remarks and replies to other people. Darthebear is especially prolific seeing as how he registered like four months after the last thread began.

To actually make an update, I am currently on holidays from work for two weeks. Haven't actually been able to do much because I've been seeing a flurry of doctors for myself and my partner. Some good news, I started HRT today. Not good news, on Monday my partner is going to get catheters into her heart to check for issues there. So yeah.
10  Forum Community / Forum Community / Update for Everyone IV - Hungover on: February 15, 2016, 08:12:28 am
Welcome to the new thread. It's fresh! It's clean! Let's sully it up.

I can't attest to know just what is going on specifically with the last thread since it's such a big scattered mishmash of a thing (if only there were a place everyone could have their own thread, alas!), so I won't attempt to give a silly rundown on what was happening for individual posters. I will however give you some useless information I compiled. You guys like that kind of thing I heard.

Here were the most prolific whingers:

10. IndyTexas / Hash / sjkqw (34)
9. Darthebear / TDAS04 / True Federalist (40)
8. R2D2 (43)
7. AntonioV (46)
6. HagridOfTheDeep (51)
5. Simfan (53)
4. SawX (62) (RIP FF)
3. Madeleine (86)
2. Chairman Sanchez (178)
1. Cathcon (191)

And just for fun I thought I would grab a few first posts from random people and compare them to their last posts in the thread.

TURKISBLAU
Quote from: Turkisblau
Got my first college acceptance (GMU) and feel good about it, as I didn't apply early anywhere.

Still procrastinating on a lot of work that I have to make up...
Quote from: Turkisblau
So college is turning out better and better...

Received news that I have been accepted as a Resident Adviser for next school year; I not only got the position but have been placed in an upperclassman-only dorm (I am currently a freshman, will be a sophomore next school year), so I won't have to deal with freshmen! It's a very competitive program so I thought that there was no way I would even get it at all. A lot of friends of mine who I felt were more qualified than I am didn't even get alternate Sad

Between my summer research gig and this, I feel like I have everything working out for me for about the first time in my life.

KALWETJE
Quote from: Kalwejt
Did some laundry. More at 10.
Quote from: Kalwejt
I have returned.

That is all.

ANVI
Quote from: anvi
Having a nice time in Halifax with life and classes and such.  But I was trying to lay the groundwork for a permanent teaching job here this year so that I could at long last live permanently with my lady ; But it's fairly obvious already that budget shortfalls and low enrollment in Nova Scotia schools will never produce a lasting gig for me here. And it's pretty much becoming impossible for my girlfriend to viably relocate in the foreseeable future either.  So, next year it will be back to our lonesome corners. I'm trying to take it in stride; I'm grateful for the year of employment I was granted up here now, and it's been nice living like a grown-up, in an actual house with a loved one, on a sustained basis for at least this time--it's been so long since I have. I might not be so serene about it when I go back to the States by myself next year, and to a turbulent department to boot  But, who knows what the future will bring?  One has to be happy in the moment when one can, because you never know about life tomorrow.

It's been, I must say, a fairly bad year in the world in general.  Conflicts, deadly illnesses, accidents, disasters, ect.  And a number of very nice people on Atlas seem to be having a hard time.  Hope things get better for everyone soon.  Let's hang in there for a few months and hope crossing the threshold into 2015 brings happier days for all.
Quote from: anvi
Hi all.  I've been busy.  Been chair of my department for a semester now; got some good things accomplished and am, most importantly, still alive.  I really wish the folks in Springfield would pass a budget for this year.  If my university doesn't get state money by July 1st, I'll ask someone to send an FC update on my behalf as I sit outside on some hill in Jackson County and count the stars at night.

Hope everyone is well!

SNOWSTALKER
Quote from: Snowstalker's Last Stand
The family went to a tapas restaurant in Philly with my dad for his 50th birthday.
Quote from: Snowstalker's Last Stand
Roll Eyes

Things are getting better. Spring is in the air. The wheel of life spins through the river of time, spraying droplets of courage, and carrying the chariot of all humanity, and it is being drawn by the horses of metaphors. Let us beat them with the whips of love by posting in this thread. To not do so would be unpatriotic.
11  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: Post something blatantly untrue about the preceding poster on: February 14, 2016, 06:38:47 am
Once referred to a book as a "loaf of word-bread" and was promptly shot by Alvin Holmes, Democratic member of the Alabama House of Representatives. Holmes later described to police that cxs was a craven man without honour who has no respect for the written word. No charges were filed against Holmes.

(I really missed this thread)
12  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: Opinion of the Atlas Forum community as a whole? on: February 12, 2016, 08:29:44 am
Oh yeah!  I remember that now, you guys were lucky enough to run into a polite admin.  Doesn't change the fact that you still did it and it doesn't matter that it was as terrible place.  Still a dick move no matter how you spin it.

Not denying that we were asshats or that it was stupid, just that it was a big deal! It's still dumb to point to that instance is one indicative of AAD's propensity for shenanigans - AAD's community doesn't exactly align with those of us who engaged in that "dick move" nor did AAD's community exist as a somewhat distinct thing. It has more than earned its own reputation since then and you are free to misunderstand it.

If anything you should be grateful that by separating ourselves you have been given more room to make your views known without as much backlash. Now, my friend, now - what joy is brought into my life whenever I read a dead0man post! Bless you for keeping them only here, where I can truly savour and appreciate the distinct flavours. On AAD it is easy to find sweet, savoury, and artfully sour. But when I need salty and bitter I can always count on you. Here. Away. You must appreciate the separation now for similar reasons, I must imagine. Or is your unwarranted bile coming from a place of separation anxiety?
13  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: Post something blatantly untrue about the preceding poster on: February 12, 2016, 08:06:45 am
My favourite part of necromancing this thread was just how long it took for the reply to go through, like you could feel the long forgotten pathways through the networking cables, the drive heads moving to places they hadn't in years. in fact, the first reply didn't even go through and I had to post twice! I like to think I made a technician somewhere scramble.

But to keep this thread on topic, Badger was, in fact, that technician.
14  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: Post something blatantly untrue about the preceding poster on: February 12, 2016, 03:29:32 am
Once ate an entire tub of ice cream in the bathroom of a Kroger's, shat into the empty container, and put it back on the shelf.
15  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: Opinion of the Atlas Forum community as a whole? on: February 11, 2016, 09:00:53 am
oh sh**t dead0man just reminded me of that time we collectively did silly things on a different forum and immediately got its admin to apologize to us for having such a terrible forum

how embarrassing Sad
16  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: Opinion of the Atlas Forum community as a whole? on: February 11, 2016, 07:53:45 am
Atlas Forum is a uniquely terrible place that churns out interesting and thoughtful people sometimes eventually.
17  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: is the previous poster a dom or a sub? on: February 07, 2016, 10:48:21 pm
power bottom
18  Presidential Elections - Analysis and Discussion / 2016 U.S. Presidential Election / Re: Why Is Atlas So Anti-Rubio on: February 07, 2016, 12:59:13 am
Because Rubio takes it up the ass and lies about it.

Thank you for helping to dispel this fiction.
19  Presidential Elections - Analysis and Discussion / 2016 U.S. Presidential Election / Re: Could Marco Rubio be attempting to fulfill the White Horse Prophecy? on: February 06, 2016, 11:48:15 pm
But, still - let's not pretend that Marco Rubio doesn't know what he's doing, either. He knows exactly what he's doing.
20  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: is the previous poster a dom or a sub? on: February 06, 2016, 10:31:05 pm
sub

literally wants to be pegged by his pastor
21  Forum Community / Forum Community / Opinion of the Colours 1: Beige on: January 25, 2016, 01:51:44 am
Hello! Welcome to the first of my series of polls Opinion of the Colours**, in which we will delve into and explore the approx. 14* colours known to scientists and their properties, uses, and varieties.

Our first colour was only discovered in 1874 by a team of French scientists led by the notorious Jean van Claude. Like many scientific advancements, it wasn't being sought out at the time. No, the Reverend van Claude's team was researching a now cured condition known as Dental Benignness when, as the story goes, one of the researchers happened to glance at the wall. "Is it just me," he remarked (but more in French), "or is the colour of the walls rather sheepish?" The colour of the researcher's pants were later discovered to be Beige.

What we've learned about Beige since then has grown by leaps in bounds. Beige went from an analog colour to a digital one officially in 1987 and is often discussed online the Twitters with the hashtag #F5F5DC.

Colloquially Beige is celebrated for its sassy attitude hiding away beneath a stoic veneer, often alluded to in fashion magazines.

While when consumed raw Beige contains poisonous alkaloids that cause flammability in infants, a simple cold water extraction leaves you with pure Beige that, while lacking in any nutritional value, is said to taste like almonds that have had the flavour removed from them.

Genetically Beige is related to Mother of Pearl, a colour that went extinct you know, like, more or less 4 to 5 million years ago probably. This relationship is obvious when you examine fossilized Mother of Pearl, the joint structure of which is kinda like Beige, maybe.

In 2002 Beige was named of the Official Colour for Walls in Nepal, and laws were put in place demanding that all walls be coloured Beige. Adoption has been controversial, however, and protesters have complained that the law was only put in place because various government officials had ties in Beige mining.

I hope you have enjoyed this post about Beige and I welcome any further facts you know about Beige.

* The true number of colours could be as low as 3 and as high as All the Numbers, but most contemporary scientists have settled on 14 as a compromise.

** The British variant of the word has been chosen out of respect for the now deceased Reverend van Claude, may he RIP in peace.
22  Atlas Fantasy Elections / Atlas Fantasy Elections / Re: Labor Party Winter 2016 Convention in Dalton, Georgia on: January 25, 2016, 01:10:49 am
[1] Adam Griffin (LAB-GA)
[ ] Blair2015 (LAB-NY)
23  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: Do you do drugs? on: January 19, 2016, 03:46:49 am
In situation where killing is sin and just socially wrong I don't want to say such things but:


kill your local drug dealer kid

yep, it's a big faux pas alright


Phew, try to say somewhere that you are murderer. They will kick you out from your country club and you will lost your place in the marina and you will have no place for your yacht :I

but sometimes drug help your dad go butter
24  General Politics / U.S. General Discussion / Re: Virginia lawmaker is early entrant in "Creep of the Year 2016" on: January 16, 2016, 11:35:33 pm
welcome to virginia

25  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: Do you do drugs? on: January 15, 2016, 05:26:45 pm
I often show at parties and announce to my colleagues that if they would like I would do a soft core drugs with them.
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